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  • L'Aquarelle, ou Les Fleurs peintes d'après la méthode de M. Redoutéby Antoine Pascal; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'Aquarelle est une peinture à l'eau qui exige cependant une définition particulière. On peut peindre de trois manières en délayant les couleurs avec de l'eau. La première par droit d'ancienneté est la gouache, genre de peinture à peu près abandonné, et dont on retrouve les premiers exemples dans les anciens manuscrits enrichis de figures... more...

  • The Landscape Painting of China and Japanby Hugo Munsterberg

    Tuttle Publishing 1955; US$ 24.95

    The Landscape Painting of China and Japan presents for the first time in English a full and lucid account of the remarkable art form which, as a distinct tradition in Oriental art, has come to be universally recognized as one of the greatest in the world. The author points out how essential it is to an understanding of the Orient when he says:... more...

  • Language in Public Spaces in Japanby Nanette Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the material (an international airport, the streets of Tokyo,... more...

  • Le Livre des Merveillesby Marco Polo

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Le plus célèbre récit de voyage du Moyen Âge n?a pas perdu de son charme. Véritable source d?émerveillement, la vie de Marco Polo tout comme les mythes qui y sont liés nous transportent au c?ur de l?Asie centrale, de la Chine, de l?Indochine et de l?océan Indien. Les manuscrits originaux étaient illustrés d?enluminures réalisées à partir des seules... more...

  • Les Gobelinsby Gustave Geffroy; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Ce livre sur les Gobelins vient s'ajouter à la collection des musées d'Europe. On voudra bien, toutefois, admettre qu'il s'agit d'un musée temporaire, les pièces qui le composent pouvant devenir les objets d'autres destinations. On trouvera pourtant ici une partie immuable, l'histoire résumée de la Manufacture, suffisante à définir le rôle... more...

  • Manga's Cultural Crossroadsby Jaqueline Berndt; Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga?s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese culture, it describes "manga culture" in two ways: as... 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...

  • Museum Representations of Maoist Chinaby Dr Amy Jane Barnes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People?s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ?Chineseness? and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive art. This book... more...

  • Museum Websites and Social Mediaby Ana Sanchez Laws

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 85.00

    Online activities present a unique challenge for museums as they harness the potential of digital technology for sustainable development, trust building, and representations of diversity. This volume offers a holistic picture of museum online activities that can serve as a starting point for cross-disciplinary discussion. It is a resource for museum... more...

  • Museums and Communitiesby Ivan Karp; Christine Mullen Kreamer; Steven Levine

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 28.95

    Contributors to this volume examine and illustrate struggles and collaborations among museums, festivals, tourism, and historic preservation projects and the communities they represent and serve. Essays include the role of museums in civil society, the history of African-American collections, and experiments with museum-community dialogue about the... more...