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- 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...
- 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...
- Reaktion Books 2016; US$ 27.00
Ceramics give pleasure to our everyday lives, from the beauty of a vase?s elegant curves to the joy of a meal served upon a fine platter. Ceramics originate in a direct engagement with the earth and maintain a unique place in the history of the arts. In this book, Allen S. Weiss sharpens our perception of and increases our appreciation for ceramics,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 28.99
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...
- 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...
- Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50
Katsushika Hokusai est sans doute l?artiste japonais le plus connu en Occident, et ce, depuis le milieu du XIXe siècle. Reflet de l?expression artistique d?une civilisation isolée, les ?uvres de Hokusai, qui furent parmi les premières en provenance du Japon à émerger en Europe, influencèrent particulièrement les peintres impressionnistes et post-impressionnistes,... more...
- Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50
Sin ningún género de duda, Katsushika Hokusai es uno de los artistas japoneses más famosos desde que, a mitad del siglo XIX, este arte le fuera revelado a Occidente. Sus obras, reflejo artístico de una civilización aislada y unas de las primeras que se conocieron en Europa, influenciaron notablemente a los pintores impresionistas y postimpresionistas... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 5.00
Les cultures traditionnelles chinoise et japonaise demandent aux femmes de savoir accéder aux désirs des hommes. Cela fait partie intégrante de leur éducation. Ces anciennes gravures, peintures et estampes chinoises et japonaises, toujours saisissantes de couleurs, constituent un hymne aux plaisirs de la chair et aux jeux de l?amour. Les plus beaux... more...