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  • Doing Science + Cultureby Roddey Reid; Sharon Traweek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Doing Science + Culture is a groundbreaking book on the cultural study of science, technology and medicine. Outstanding contributors including life and physical scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, literature/communication scholars and historians of science who focus on the analysis of science and scientific discourses within culture: what... more...

  • Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Mediaby Mary-Lou Galician; Debra L. Merskin

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95

    This distinctive volume explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, popular music, movies, television, and the Internet within entertainment, advertising, and news/information. This reader offers diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches on the representation of romantic relationships across the media spectrum.... more...

  • The Tattoo Encyclopediaby Terisa Green

    Touchstone 2009; US$ 16.95

    A unique illustrated reference on the origins and meanings of nearly one thousand tattoo symbols that serves as a guide for choosing a personal image and provides a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of art. Tattoos continue to move into the mainstream and grow in popularity with each passing day. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however,... more...

  • Ways Around Modernismby Stephen Bann

    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...

  • The Art of Getting Overby Stephen Powers

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Mehndiby Loretta Roome

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Sign Paintersby Faythe Levine; Sam Macon

    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...

  • Human Achievementby David Shrigley

    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...

  • A Love Letter to the Cityby Stephen Powers

    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...

  • Anywhere Art Guideby Magda Lipka Falck

    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...