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  • Victorian Glassworldsby Isobel Armstrong

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 64.99

    Isobel Armstrong's startlingly original book tells the stories that spring from the mass-production of glass in nineteenth-century England. Moving across technology, industry, local history, architecture, literature, print culture, the visual arts, optics, and philosophy, it will transform our understanding of the Victorian period. - ;Isobel Armstrong's... more...

  • Buddhist Practice and Visual Cultureby Julie Gifford

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that could have informed Borobudur, including both the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author explores a version of the classical Mahayana that foregrounds the importance of the visual... more...

  • Imaging Wisdomby Jacob N Kinnard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book contributes to the history of religions and Buddhist studies fields by focussing on what is a far too frequently ignored aspect of religious experience: visual images. more...

  • The Graffiti Subcultureby Nancy Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...

  • Picturing Chinatownby Anthony W. Lee

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    This visually and intellectually exciting book brings the history of San Francisco's Chinatown alive by taking a close look at images of the quarter created during its first hundred years, from 1850 to 1950. Picturing Chinatown contains more than 160 photographs and paintings, some well known and many never reproduced before, to illustrate how this... more...

  • Sleeping with the Enemyby Hal Vaughan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    De s p i t e h e r age she sparkles; she is the only volcano in the Auvergne that is not extinct . . . the most brilliant, the most impetuous, the most brilliantly insufferable woman that ever was. Gabrielle Chanel had barely been laid to rest in her designer sepulcher at Lausanne, Switzerland, when the city of Paris announced that France?s first... more...

  • Anna Stainer-Knittelby Nina Stainer

    Universitätsverlag Wagner 2015; US$ 13.85

    Die aus Elbigenalp im Tiroler Lechtal stammende Malerin Anna Stainer-Knittel (1841-1915) besuchte als eine der ersten Studentinnen die Kunstakademie in München. Bis heute wird die Erinnerung an Anna Stainer-Knittel von der fiktiven Figur der Geier-Wally geprägt, die den Blick auf das Leben der Malerin überlagert. Anlässlich ihres 100. Todestages stellt... more...

  • Colored Pencil Collageby Kelly Hoernig

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 24.99

    Easy colored pencil techniques for your nature-inspired mixed-media collages! Discover the beautiful bits of nature all around you and learn unique ways to incorporate them into your mixed-media collages with the help of Colored Pencil Collage . You will learn all the basics you need to use colored pencils in your nature paintings. Then you will... more...

  • Unnatural Wondersby Arthur Coleman Danto

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    An Incisive Account of the Bizarre, Often Bewildering Art World of Today Arthur Danto's new collection finds him, and the art world, at a point when the art world has become pluralistic, even chaotic-with one medium as good as the next-when the moment for "next things" has passed. Since 1984, when Danto-already an eminent philosopher--became The... more...

  • Inside Bruegelby Edward Snow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 8.99

    In this brilliant, original and lavishly illustrated book, Edward Snow undertakes an inquiry into a single painting by the Flemish master Peter Bruegel the Elder?the kaleidoscopic Children?s Games?in order to unlock the secrets of the great painter?s art. more...