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Art is a category that refers to the visual arts, which cover the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media. Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature, and other media such as interactive media are included in a broader definition of art or the arts. Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences, but in modern usage the fine arts, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, are distinguished from acquired skills in general, and the decorative or applied arts.

 
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Unification of Art Theories

By: Florentin Smarandache

This book presents a short panorama of commented art theories, together with experimental digital images using adopted techniques from various fields, in order to inspire the actual artists to choose from, and also to invent or adopt new procedures in producing their artworks. This book presents a short panorama of commented art theories, together with digital art images using adopted techniques from various fields, in order to inspire the actual artists to choose from, ...

Earth Art requires huge work on land, sod, grass. It started in 1968 with Robert Morris utilizing a pile of dirt, and Robert Smithson who filled some boxes with rocks. Some projects demand enormous effort, for example carving the American presidential portraits in Mount Rushmore by Gustom Borglum, or wrapping the Australian coastline in 1969 with plastic and rope by Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude Christo (packed objects). Ephemeral patterns (art) in the snow by Dennis Oppen...

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Quantum Cyberart : The World of Micro-Infinity

By: Florentin Smarandache

Author’s imagination of how would look the physical micro-universe using composed, found, changed, modified, alternated, or computer-programmed art works. These images are part of a series of about 100 cyberart creations representing the unimaginable little word of physics particles, anti-particles, un-particles that compose the matter, anti-matter, and un-matter.

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Non Novel

By: Florentin Smarandache

NonNovel is indeed a novel of drawer, carried year after year in the bottomless sack of the exile. This fierce parabola about totalitarianism, about alienation, guilty obedience and lie, opportunism, cruelty, violence, monstrosity, written in a strong tensioned and lacking bashfulness style, situates Florentin Smarandache closer by Orwell, Konwicki, Koestler, Baconsky, and marks a new dimension of the Paradoxism.

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Neogeometrism

By: Florentin Smarandache

The experimental digital arts on the front and back covers represent the “World Trade Center Towers before 9/11” and respectively an “Aquatic Monster” done by the cyberartist.

Science and Art resemble Horace’s concordia discors (discordant harmony) from his “Epistles” and both are built on imagination. Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is (Oscar Wilde). Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination (John Dewey). And similarly for the advance in art and letters.

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Lyriphotons : At Mind's Infinite Speed

By: Florentin Smarandache

A lyriphoton nuclear reaction occurs when the high-energy lyriphotons collide with an atomic literary nucleus and disintegrate it (lyriphotofission) into words [lyrics] and images [photo(n)s]. See below.

- Go big or go home - Oh, what minute minute! - I come in the afternoon or after afternoon - This abstract has no dimensions. That's the long and the short of it!

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Hieroglyphs & Diamgrams : Computer-Generated Outer-Art

By: Florentin Smarandache

A book of experimental digital arts.

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Unknown Artist : Volume I

By: Karlene M Ellsworth

Collection of work by the author

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The Latin Vulgate Bible

By: Saint Jerome, Translator

The Latin Vulgate Bible is a bible originally translated in the late fourth century. Since then many more translations and editions have been published. The image cover for this particular one is from an illuminated chaptered Latin Vulgate Bible c.1250 A.D., from Paris, France that has been handwritten on vellum.

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The Spencer Collection of Modern Book Bindings

By: Henry W. Kent; William Augustus Spencer, Compiler

The Spencer Collection of modern book-bindings is now displayed at the Central Building of The New York Public Library. It consists of one hundred and seventy-five titles (two hundred and twenty-two volumes) by twenty-eight different binders, and illustrated by more than two hundred artists. A descriptive catalogue of the books appears in the following pages.

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The Romance of the Rose Illuminated

By: Alcuin Blamires; Gail C. Holian

A central work in medieval culture and modern scholarship, the Romance of the Rose was among the most consistently illustrated of medieval secular texts. Consequendy, interpretation of the visual evidence has played a significant part in elucidating the poem and its derivatives. This volume reproduces in color, with commentary and full contextual discussion, all the miniatures from five unpublished illuminated manuscripts of Le Roman de la Rose in the National Library of...

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The Library : Second Edition

By: Andrew Lang

First Edition printed in 1881. Second Edition. The final chapter enlarged, and further illustrations added 1892.

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The Delineation of the Day Signs in the Aztec Manuscripts

By: T.T. Waterman

Calendar symbols of one sort or another occur on a surprising variety of monuments, both of early and late periods. The most important of these monuments for the study of the workings of the calendar system in detail are certain remarkable picturebooks or manuscripts, made on folded strips of deerskin, or on paper made of the fibre of the maguey (Agave americana). These manuscripts are usually spoken of as "codices." Only a few of these native manuscripts survived the in...

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A Second Selection of Printed Books Mostly from the Fifteenth Cent...

By: J.R. Ritman, Compiler

A private collection of sale of illuminated manuscripts, incunabula and early printed books, establishing an endowment fund for the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica.

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Royal English Book Bindings

By: Cyril Davenport

A collection of some royal English book bindings.

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Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York : Part 1, A to K

By: Robert Hoe, Compiler

The library is enriched by trophies of all the great sales of Mr. Hoe's half a century of collecting. Perhaps no such array of books of important provenance and high association interest was ever before assembled. Books with the arms of Kings and Queens; beautiful manuscripts ante-dating printing, and the earliest examples of printed books; books from Grolier's library in finest condition; autographs, manuscripts, and letters; annotated books- the imagination kindles at...

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Leonardo da Vinci : Thoughts on Art and Life

By: Lewis Einstein, Editor

Leonardo da Vinci's thoughts on art and life.

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Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times : Their A...

By: J. Henry Middleton, Professor

The object of this book is to give a general account of the various methods of writing, the different forms of manuscripts and the styles and systems of decoration that were used from the earliest times down to the sixteenth century A.D., when the invention of printing gradually put an end to the ancient and beautiful art of manuscript illumination.

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British Museum Guide to the Exhibited Manuscripts : Illuminated Ma...

By: Julius P. Gilson

This Guide to the Manuscripts, Autographs, Charters, Seals, Illuminations, and Bindings exhibited in the Department of Manuscripts and in the Grenville Library first appeared in its present shape, consisting of three parts, each with twenty plates, in 1912. Part III is now reprinted substantially in the same form. The most important changes in this part of the exhibition are the additions to the section of English illuminations of the Durham Life of St. Cuthbert and ...

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English Illuminated Manuscripts

By: Edward Maunde Thompson, Sir.

The history of illumination and book-decoration as practiced in England.

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Coptic Manuscripts Brought from the Fayyum : Together with a Papyr...

By: W.M. Flinders Petrie; Walter Ewing Crum, Editor

The main collection is a result of Mr. Flinders Petrie's excavations in 1889, and was brought from Deir El-Hammam, three miles N. of Illahun. To it are added a few fragments (Nos. XX, XXVI, XLIX, and LIII), acquired at Hawara. The subjects represented are (I) Biblical texts :—To the one example previously described, a second is now added. (II) Patristic texts:—I have placed among these some curious fragments which give, inter alia, the account of a dream, because I was a...

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