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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 8.60

    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$ 14.63

    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$ 7.74

    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...

  • 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...

  • Gegen den Stand der Dingeby Martina Griesser; Christine Haupt-Stummer; Renate Höllwart; Beatrice Jaschke; Monika Sommer; Nora Sternfeld; Luisa Ziaja

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 40.99

    Die Publikation "Gegen den Stand der Dinge" reflektiert eine aktuelle Verschiebung in der musealen Auseinandersetzung mit materieller Kultur. Denn in den letzten Jahren sind die Dinge in Museen und Ausstellungen neu in den Fokus gerückt: ihnen wurde von den "material culture studies" über die Soziologie bis zur zeitgenössischen Kunst eine... more...

  • The Anatomy of a Museumby Steven Miller

    Wiley 2017; US$ 94.95 US$ 82.29

    Written by a museum professional and based on a course taught for many years, The Anatomy of a Museum is an engaging and accessible volume that provides a unique insider’s guide to what museums are and how they operate. An insider’s view of the rarefied world of the museum that provides a refreshing and unique account of the reality... more...

  • The Return of Curiosityby Nicholas Thomas

    Reaktion Books 2016; US$ 19.95

    The Spy Museum, the Vacuum Cleaner Museum, the National Mustard Museum—not to mention the Art Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Getty Center: museums have never been more robust, curating just about everything there is and assuming a new prominence in public life. The Return of Curiosity explores museums in the modern age, offering a... more...

  • Art as Extraordinary Scienceby Jenny Waller

    Clink Street Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Art education has gone through a number of paradigms since its origins in the medieval guilds. Yet ever since joining the university system in the 1970s, art departments have struggled to articulate a contemporary paradigm which accurately reflects what they do, to the extent that it often seems more realistic to say that art can’t be taught at all.At... more...