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  • 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$ 39.26

    Challenging the Status of Things reflects on the current shift in how museums relate to material culture. Contemporary notions in material culture studies, sociology, and art theory ascribe critical power to objects. The interdisciplinary essays examine new approaches to the conditions of production, commemorative practices, and materiality of objects... more...

  • Exhibiting Dilemmasby Amy Henderson; Adrienne L. Kaeppler

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 24.95

    In twelve essays on such diverse Smithsonian Institution holdings as the Hope Diamond, the Wright Flyer, wooden Zuni carvings, and the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth lunch counter that became a symbol of the Civil Rights movement, Exhibiting Dilemmas explores a wide range of social, political, and ethical questions faced by museum curators... more...

  • The Anatomy of a Museumby Steven Miller

    Wiley 2017; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56

    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...

  • Engaged with the Artsby John Tusa

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 55.00

    John Tusa has been Managing Director of London?s Barbican Centre for more than a decade. In that time he has been a notable controversialist, speaking up for the need for the arts, defending their achievements and arguing for more funding.This selection of John Tusa?s passionately argued, candid and challenging essays on the arts in Britain today... more...

  • The Buddhist Caves at Aurangabad: Transformations in Art and Religionby Pia Brancaccio

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    This is a study that focuses on the art and architecture of a group of Buddhist rock-cut monuments excavated on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau in India. It analyses the various cultural, historical and religious phenomena that shaped the caves at Aurangabad through the first seven centuries of the Common Era and it comments on the Buddhist... more...

  • Artist's Photo Reference - Reflections, Textures & Backgroundsby Gary Greene

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 28.99 US$ 23.77

    There's no better way to add interest to any piece of artwork than with reflections, textures and backgrounds. This unique photo reference helps both fine and decorative artists tackle these subjects with ease. Readers will find stunning photos of a wide variety of scenes and objects, including: the textures of nature, such as autumn leaves, stones,... more...

  • The Way of the Brushby Fritz van Briessen

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 34.95

    The first paperback edition of this backlist classic, The Way of the Brush examines the technique, style, traditions, and methods of ink-painting. Illustrated with over 250 paintings and packed with instructions, The Way of the Brush covers every aspect of the art, from brushstrokes, composition, and the painting surface to meaning, perspective,... more...