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- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95
In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation. more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 29.99
An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces. A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of mokuhanga An increasingly popular yet age-old art... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99
The journey of Chinese art?from mass-produced propaganda in the Mao era to modern-day market darling?mirrors China?s own momentous changes like few other disciplines. Today, in both contemporary art and contemporary Chinese society, commerce and politics coexist in a delicate balance, which some call sensible and others, selling out. By traveling... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 65.00
The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty ports commercialized culture. Art Worlds examines the relationship between the citys visual artists and their urban audiences. Through a discussion of images... more...
Kawanabe Ky?sais Rakuga: Satirische Höllen- und Paradiesvorstellungen und Aesops Fabeln im Wandel der Meiji-ZeitDiplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 41.66
Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889), a famous artist living on the verge of a changing world, managed to combine the very best from the East and the West, from the old times and the new ones. He put into print works of art influenced by ancient Japanese tradition and religion, present Japanese Ukiyo-e handicraft and modern Western technology, knowledge and... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 42.17
Ausstellungen sind konstitutiv für die »Ordnungen des Wissens« einer Kultur - so etwa für den Kanon der Kunstgeschichte. Im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches steht die »Documenta 11« aus dem Jahre 2002, an der sich eine Entwicklung symptomatisch ablesen lässt: Nach dem Bruch von 1989 und mit dem dominanten Einsatz fotografisch-dokumentarischer Bildmedien wurde... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 26.50
A lushly illustrated, comprehensive guide to painting in all media from the prestigious visual arts education institution Art Students League of New York. The Art Students League of New York is America?s signature art school, run by artists for artists. Founded in 1875, it has nurtured students like Jackson Pollock and Georgia O?Keefe. Today, more... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
This instructive book presents excellent annotated line drawings of anatomical structure for the beginning artist. Explaining the subject in simple terms and with an extensive series of dynamic illustrations, the author identifies parts of the body and demonstrates a wide array of physical activities through his sketches. Following notes on proportion... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
Rendered from a rare 1915 five-volume set, this all-encompassing design treasury captures the graceful beauty of traditional Japanese motifs. These 100 full-color plates?many with multiple images?range from ornate florals and elegant cranes to dragons and Buddhas, and from Silk Road imports to Edo-style textile patterns. A veritable grammar of Japanese... more...