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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Melancholy is not only about sadness, despair, and loss. As Renaissance artists and philosophers acknowledged long ago, it can engender a certain kind of creativity born from a deep awareness of the mutability of life and the inevitable cycle of birth and death. Drawing on psychoanalysis, philosophy, and the intellectual history of the history of... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 60.00
This richly illustrated book examines the changing significance of ruins as vehicles for cultural memory in Chinese art and visual culture from ancient times to the present. The story of ruins in China is different from but connected to ?ruin culture? in the West. This book explores indigenous Chinese concepts of ruins and their visual manifestations,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99
?For decades, people have been asking me to write this book. The Artist?s Way focuses on a creative recovery. We re-cover the ground we have traveled in our past. The Artist?s Way for Parents focuses on creative cultivation, where we consciously?and playfully?put our children on a healthy creative path toward the future.? ?Julia Cameron ... more...
- Lehigh University Press 2013; US$ 84.99
Qianlong?s Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) was a microcosm of his world, with lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings. From within these precincts, the emperor ruled his lands, performed imperial rituals, and observed various religious ceremonies of his people. Destroyed and looted in 1860 by Western forces,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95
Describes the world's leading approach to art and design taught at Rhode Island School of Design At Rhode Island School of Design students are immersed in a culture where making questions, ideas, and objects, using and inventing materials, and activating experience all serve to define a form of critical thinking—albeit with one's hands—i.e.... more...
- Hay House 2013; US$ 23.95
For years, Julia Cameron was asked by devotees of The Artist's Way if she would consider writing a manual for children, so that they too could experience the same transformative experience of discovering their creativity. As her daughter begins to have children herself, Julia turned back to her own techniques, and those of her hundreds of clients,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah , in which twenty discourses are followed by a brief parable, and four romances. Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) lived the greater part of adventurous life in Delhi; he composed in Persian, and also in Hindi. From the point of view of manuscript illustration, his most important work... more...
- Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 35.00
Nuclear bombs and geopolitical controversy are often the first things associated with North Korea and its volatile leader Kim Jong-II. Yet behind the secretive curtain of this isolated nation also lies a little-known and slowly expanding world of art. Art Under Control in North Korea is the first Western publication to explore the state-controlled... more...