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  • Museum Representations of Maoist Chinaby 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... more...

  • The China Collectorsby Karl E. Meyer; Shareen Blair Brysac

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    The untold and fascinating history of the unlikely artistic encounters between the US and China, the youngest and oldest of major powers more...

  • Japanese Woodblock Print Workshopby April Vollmer

    Ten Speed Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces.        An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing ( mokuhanga... 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...

  • Language in Public Spaces in Japanby Nanette Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Rakugoby Lorie Brau

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 38.99

    Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences. Brau argues that, while storytellers' goal of making a hit with audiences sustains the art's vitality, rakugo has come to represent something... more...

  • Arts-based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teachingby Susan Walsh; Barbara Bickel; Carl Leggo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume presents a scholarly investigation of the ways educators engage in artistic and contemplative practices ? and why this matters in education. Arts-based learning and inquiry can function as a powerful catalyst for change by allowing spiritual practices to be present within educational settings, but too often the relationship between art,... more...

  • Art Worldsby Roberta Wue

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 65.00

    The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty port’s commercialized culture. Art Worlds examines the relationship between the city’s visual artists and their urban audiences. Through a discussion of images... more...

  • Holiday Paper Crafts from Japanby Robertta A. Uhl

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Make festive paper ornaments and decorations using traditional Japanese paper with this easy-to-use papercrafting book. From lush poinsettia centerpieces to charming seasonal wreaths and whimsical folded cranes, Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan is full of Christmas ornaments, decorations, and gifts that will brighten your holiday season. Washi... more...

  • Japanese Washi Paper Craftsby Robertta A. Uhl

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    In Japan, paper and paper crafts are held in popular esteem. The originators of origami, the art of paper-folding, and kirigami, the art of paper-cutting, the Japanese also make their own paper, called washi. A colorful printed paper, washi is used to decorate everything from boxes to dolls. Noted for its strength, durability and flexibility, washi... more...