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- Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.32
Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. Sarah Thornton's shrewd and entertaining fly-on-the-wall narrative takes us behind the scenes of the art world, from art school to auction house, showing us how it works, and giving us a vivid sense of being there. more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 106.10
Die Bildhauer des römischen Barock, darunter Meister wie Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Alessandro Algardi und Giuliano Finelli, erreichten eine beispiellose Lebendigkeit ihrer Werke. Dem augenscheinlichen Leben widerspricht jedoch beharrlich die harte Materialität dieser Skulpturen. Weiches, bewegtes Fleisch, dramatische Bewegungen und flatternde Stoffe sind... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 37.99
Leading social critic Carol Becker offers a timely analysis of the nature of art and its role in politics and society. Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, this book is remarkably prescient of the new concerns that have now become foremost in our thoughts since the attack. Becker raises the question of the place... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.99
In this first book-length study of Jewish art in America, Matthew Baigell explores works from the early settlers of America to the present. It is a narrative history of the Jewish experience in American art as seen through the works of many different artists. Its main focus is the examination of Jewish subject matter employed by artists, their responses... more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 29.99
Expressive. Brave. Enchanting. Soul-kindling. Compelling. The best of mixed media. All of these are embodied in the premier edition of Incite . The 93 artists behind these incredible works (more than 120 total!) share their stories of artistic visions fulfilled, lofty goals achieved and daunting obstacles overcome. From persevering through personal... more...
- Marquand 2013; US$ 4.99
When disaster strikes, the first few hours are critical to saving art, artifacts and important objects. This ebook, written by highly regarded professional museum conservators, outlines procedures and techniques to help improve the chances of rescuing artworks, photographs, books, memorabilia, textiles, and furniture from catastrophic damage. Although... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 6.79
Earth Songs, Moon Dreams: Paintings by American Indian Women is a celebration of the contributions of Native American women to America's cultural heritage. Focusing on both traditional and modern art and offering an histroical and stylistic overview, Broder's book includes the work of Native American women belonging to more than forty tribes across... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
The red carpet on Oscar night is the film industry's own catwalk, a place where talent, beauty and style vie for attention. Here, fashion expert Bronwyn Cosgrave gives us the stories from behind the parade of dresses. From the splendour of Vivien Leigh to the war-era chic of Ingrid Bergman, from Grace Kelly's glacial glamour to Nicole Kidman's groundbreaking... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99
"Globalisation is happening. It is driven by economics, ideology and communications. But does this have to entail the annexation of chunks of the world by the Great Power of any given moment? Surely that is the path to constant conflict, to grief and misery. There is another way: to inhabit and broaden the common ground. This is the ground where... more...