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- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 14.95
In On Racial Icons , Nicole R. Fleetwood focuses a sustained look on photography in documenting black public life, exploring the ways in which iconic images function as celebrations of national and racial progress at times or as a gauge of collective racial wounds in moments of crisis. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
Hip: The History is the story of how American pop culture has evolved throughout the twentieth century to its current position as world cultural touchstone. How did hip become such an obsession? From sex and music to fashion and commerce, John Leland tracks the arc of ideas as they move from subterranean Bohemia to Madison Avenue and back again.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres. He argues that ?curiosity?, with its origins in the seventeenth-century world-view can be a valid concept for understanding... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79
What started as simple street movement, a way to assert individuality and pride, has blossomed into much more: Graffiti is everywhere. From Sprite commercials to The Source magazine to Soho art galleries, the elements and vernacular of the graffiti aesthetic are apparent in today's society. The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79
Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression. More than just a temporary tattoo, mehndi offers us a way to participate in a centuries-old tradition still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In this stunning and authoritative... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 7.99
Funny, urgent, bizarre, and honest pop artist David Shrigley's darkly hilarious scrawls from the subconscious have earned him a growing legion of fans around the world. Human Achievement collects new truths, anxieties, and amusements from the mundane to the surreal in an addictively strange and entertaining primer that welcomes the uninitiated and... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Stretched across city walls and along rooftops, Stephen Powers's colorful large-scale murals sneak up on you. "Open your eyes / I see the sunrise," "If you were here I'd be home," "Forever begins when you say yes." What at first looks like nothing as much as an advertisement suddenly becomes something grander and more mysterious?a hand-painted love... more...
- Octopus 2014; US$ 24.99
What happens when you look at graffiti and street art as unlimited art forms instead of urban phenomena? Concrete Canvas does just that; investigating the media the artists work with, the canvases they work on, the themes that arise through their work, and the way their art redefines the spaces in which it is set. Concrete Canvas is filled with... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 4.99
Suitable for exploring art anywhere (galleries, museums, or out-and-about), this handy deck of 75 cards offers a unique approach to art appreciation. With a mix of concrete actions and whimsical prompts?from "Stop in front of a painting that you like. Call someone you miss and describe it" to "Imagine you lived inside a piece of art. Which piece would... more...