Transformations in Cleveland Art, 1796–1946 · Community and Diversity in Early Modern America · Edited by William H. Robinson

Explores Cleveland’s artistic life from its origins to the mid-twentieth century, when regional schools declined relative to the ascent of national and international art movements.

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Season of Promise · Wild Plants In Winter, Northeastern United States · By June Carver Roberts

Robert’s collection of winter plants is an artistic tribute to the quiet beauty of the woodlands of Northeastern United States.

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Reading the Book of Nature · A Phenomenological Study of Creative Expression in Science and Painting · By Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones sets out to show that a phenomenological analysis of meaning can contribute to a theory of creativity in several ways. It can clarify the concept of creative expression and resolve its paradoxical appearance. Creativity must have its roots in already existing meanings and at the same time has to generate new meanings. To illustrate, Jones shows that a phenomenological analysis can render more comprehensible the spiritual dilemma suffered by Cézanne.



Ontology of the Work of Art · The Musical Work, The Picture, The Architectural Work, The Film · By Roman Ingarden · Translation by Raymond Meyer and John T. Goldthwait

In these studies Roman Ingarden investigates the nature and mode of being of four kinds of art works: the musical work, the picture, the architectural work, and the film. He establishes that the work of art is a purely intentional object but considers also its connections to the real world. By analyzing a work of art in its “constitutive heterogeneous strata,” Ingarden demonstrates that a work of art will reveal, when examined in the appropriate way, its own inherent structure.

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Decadent Style · By John Robert Reed

In Decadent Style, John Reed defines “decadent art” broadly enough to encompass literature, music, and the visual arts and precisely enough to examine individual works in detail. Reed focuses on the essential characteristics of this style and distinguishes it from non–esthetic categories of “decadent artists” and “decadent themes.” Like the natural sciences and psychology, the arts in the late nineteenth century reflect an interest in the process of atomization.

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The Creative Journal · The Art of Finding Yourself · By Lucia Capacchione

Originally released in 1980, The Creative Journal has become a classic in the fields of art therapy, journal therapy, memoir and creative writing, art journaling and creativity development. Over fifty journal prompts feature drawing and writing to release feelings, explore dreams, do creative problem-solving and gain insights. Topics include emotional expression, healing the past, exploring relationships, self-inventory, health, relationships, life goals health and more.

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Art and the Reformation in Germany · By Carl C. Christensen

The Reformation had considerable impact upon the world of art in sixteenth-century Germany, but that impact was not everywhere a uniform one. Some early Protestant leaders reacted to what they viewed as the idolatrous misuse of visual imagery in late medieval Catholicism with a demand for total abolition of paintings and figurative sculpture from the churches.

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Born in the Spring · A Collection of Spring Wildflowers · By June Carver Roberts · Foreword by William G. Gambill Jr.

A must for flower and art lovers, Born in the Spring is a unique collection of line drawings and magnificent watercolors of spring wildflowers with over 90 illustrations, 46 in full color. The text accompanying each plate enables the reader to easily locate the flower in its natural setting.

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