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  • Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditationsby Stephen E. Weil

    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...

  • Japanese Woodblock Print Workshopby April Vollmer

    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...

  • Paint by Numbersby Claire van den Heever

    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...

  • Art Worldsby Roberta Wue

    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 port’s commercialized culture. Art Worlds examines the relationship between the city’s 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-Zeitby Petra Palmeshofer

    Diplomica 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...

  • Ausstellungen als Wissensordnungenby Katja Hoffmann

    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...

  • The Smithsonianby Webster Prentiss True

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    The first full length account of the Smithsonian?s history, and a vintage account of its gigantic and wonderful collections circa 1950. more...

  • Art Students League of New York on Paintingby James L Mcelhinney

    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...

  • Anatomy and Drawingby Victor Perard

    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...

  • A Mirror of Japanese Ornamentby Dover

    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...