Books

Hicks, Newberry, Art: Modern, Postmodern, and Beyond

Upcoming, will be published late August, 2021

Have you ever been puzzled by the postmodern art shown in contemporary art museums? Or speculated on the motivations of postmodern artists and curators who show it? Or wondered what it says about our contemporary culture and if there is hope for our future? In Art: Modern, Postmodern, and Beyond, philosopher Stephen Hicks and artist Michael Newberry sift through the seemingly inexplicable aesthetic confusion to arrive at meaningful understanding of art and its antithesis. In this book you will gain an understanding of:

• How modernist reduction led to postmodern nihilism
• Why the postmodern experiment is self-defeating
• How understanding postmodern art enables us to remove it from
its favored status and replace it with more substantial art
• How aesthetic ideas matter in shaping flourishing ends
• How being reasonable restores excitement, confidence, and joy in everything to do with art

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Newberry, Evolution Through Art

What they are saying about Evolution Through Art:

“I recommend this book — highly — to art lovers.”
Stephen Hicks, philosopher

“There is a clear headed strength in Newberry’s words. He is a great figurative artist who is commentating on postmodern art. He is like a man staring down a vicious beast, and without flinching, is able to subdue it. And in this strength he is giving power to figurative artists everywhere.”
Brett Holverstott

“It is an absolutely AMAZING and mind-expanding book.”
Michael Reed

Newberry Color Theory

What they are saying about Newberry Color Theory:

“Newberry offers us 16 shimmering pastels, each exploring a dramatically different way to present light, shadows, spatial depth and entities themselves, and each of them (like each of Bach’s pieces) creating a different emotional mood thereby.”
Peter Cresswell

“If you are an artist that want to become True Master in your craft, this book is for you.
If you are a human looking for the secret of Happy Life, this book is for you.”
Petia Lilova Matschke

“Lovely, inspiring, full of expert advice.”
Jennifer Jane Hogan

Newberry, Exploring Depth, Light, and Love
Look for it this Winter 2021
Pocket Guide to Objectivism contributing authors David Kelley, Michael Newberry, and others.
Pocket Guide to Objectivism contributing authors David Kelley, Michael Newberry, and others.

It was an honor to be asked to contribute the aesthetic section, What is Objectivism’s View of Art in the Pocket Guide to Objectivism. The book is 22 pages and is available in Kindle, paperback, and audio versions at Amazon.