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  • Museums, Objects, and Collectionsby Susan Pearce

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 27.95

    This book examines the historical context of museums, their collections, and the objects that form them. Susan M. Pearce probes the psychological and social reasons that people collect and identifies three modes of collecting: collecting as souvenirs, as fetishes, and as systematic assemblages. She considers how museum professionals set policies of... more...

  • Coastal Landscapes (Collins Learn to Paint)by Ray Balkwill

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 14.27

    Learn to Paint Coastal Landscapes is a new title in the best-selling Collins Learn to Paint series. It features many step-by-step exercises and demonstration paintings of seascapes in watercolour, oils and pastels. more...

  • Landscapes in Oils (Collins Learn to Paint)by Melanie Cambridge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 14.27

    Landscapes are one of the most popular painting subjects among amateur artists and oils is the traditional painting medium. more...

  • The Artist?s Watercolour Problem Solverby The Artist Magazine

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 24.28

    Published in association with The Artist magazine, this superbly illustrated book looks at many of the common problems encountered when using the popular painting medium of watercolour. Twelve well-known professional artists provide practical and straightforward expert solutions. more...

  • Country Flowers in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)by Ann Blockley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 12.85

    Ann Blockley is well-known for her attractive paintings of flowers and here she explains all the basic techniques for painting country flowers in watercolour. This practical yet inspirational ebook is part of the renowned Collins Learn to Paint series. more...

  • Sketching (Collins Gem)by Jackie Simmonds

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 7.13

    An essential little ebook ? perfect for the pocket or art bag ? covering all practical aspects of sketching and drawing. Sketching is a skill that every artist needs to master and this handy book shows you how in a very clear and simple way. more...

  • 10-Minute Watercolours (Collins Gem)by Hazel Soan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 7.13

    This handy, practical and inspirational little book is perfect for the pocket or art bag. It shows watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity by painting simple watercolour studies in no more than 10 minutes. more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Artby Paul Gladston

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 39.00

    Since the confirmation of Deng Xiaoping?s policy of Opening and Reform in 1978, the People?s Republic of China has undergone a liberalization of culture that has led to the production of numerous forms of avant-garde, experimental, and museum-based art. With a fast-growing international market and a thriving artistic community, contemporary Chinese... more...

  • Avant-Garde Museologyby Arseny Zhilyaev

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Avant-Garde Museology presents essays documenting the wildly encompassing progressivism of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Russia. more...

  • Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Artsby Michael Lucken; Francesca Simkin

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    The idea that Japanese art is produced through rote copy and imitation is an eighteenth-century colonial construction, with roots in Romantic ideals of originality. Offering a much-needed corrective to this critique, Michael Lucken demonstrates the distinct character of Japanese mimesis and its dynamic impact on global culture, showing through several... more...