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- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99
The A to Z of the Fashion Industry examines the origins and history of this billion-dollar industry. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries on designers, models, couture houses, significant articles of apparel and fabrics, trade unions, and the international trade organizations. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
White people are not literally or symbolically white; nor are they uniquely virtuous and pure. Racial imagery and racial representation are central to the organisation of the contemporary world but, while there are many studies of images of black and Asian people, whiteness is an invisible racial position. At the level of racial representation, whites... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95
Artistic Citizenship asks the question: how do people in the creative arts prepare for, and participate in, civic life? This volume, developed at NYU?s Tisch School, identifies the question of artistic citizenship to explore civic identity ? the role of the artist in social and cultural terms. With contributions from many connected to the Tisch... more...
- Diversified Publishing 2009; US$ 17.00
What inspires a person to create? How does an artist see the world? What happens during a "eureka moment?" How does an artist find self-discipline? The Artist's Mentor is for those of us who want to create art but do not know how to begin. Drawing on interviews and autobiographical writings of more than 100 famous painters, photographers, sculptors,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99
Baseball Americana is a lavishly illustrated history of America ?s favorite sport, compiled from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, now available from Smithsonian Books. From baseball?s biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and little League games, Baseball Americana tells the... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2009; US$ 39.95
Go behind the scene of the behind the scenes to learn how the business of producing the dazzling visual effects we see in movies and on TV works. With decades of combined VFX production and supervisory experience in Hollywood, the authors share their experience with you, illuminating standard industry practices and tips on: * preproduction planning... more...
- Aurum Press 2010; US$ 21.86
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? How does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No.5 1948 sell for $140 million? And why does a leather jacket with silver chain attached, tossed in a corner and titled 'No One Ever Leaves', bring $690,000 at a 2007 Sotheby's auction? The... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 9.99
Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object - either in art,... more...
- Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00
For Claude Monet the designation ?impressionist? always remained a source of pride. In spite of all the things critics have written about his work, Monet continued to be a true impressionist to the end of his very long life. He was so by deep conviction, and for his Impressionism he may have sacrificed many other opportunities that his enormous talent... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 28.00
?Art is continually haunted by the animal,? wrote Deleuze and Guattari. Over the past two decades, animals have quite literally invaded the gallery space, from Joseph Beuys? co-habiting with a coyote, Janis Kounelli?s instillation of live horses, Damien Hirst?s shark in formaldehyde to Mark Dion?s natural history displays and Marco Evaristti?s ?goldfish... more...