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  • 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...

  • The Grain of the Clayby Allen S. Weiss

    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...

  • Abject visionsby Rina Arya; Nicholas Chare

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 105.00

    This major new volume brings together leading international scholars to debate the continuing importance and relevance of the concept of abjection for the interpretation of modern and contemporary culture. This genuinely interdisciplinary collection includes important new essays that draw on the work of Georges Bataille, Judith Butler, Julia Kristeva... 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$ 26.09

    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...

  • Landscape Paintingby Mitchell Albala

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 35.00

    Because nature is so expansive and complex, so varied in its range of light, landscape painters often have to look further and more deeply to find form and structure, value patterns, and an organized arrangement of shapes. In Landscape Painting , Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur, complexity, and color... more...

  • Basic Drawing Made Amazingly Easyby Christopher Hart

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 21.99

    The third title in a bestselling series, Basic Drawing Made Amazingly Easy is a complete drawing book for the beginning artist. Based on a series of lessons that begin with the five basic shapes (circle, oval, square, cylinder, and rectangle) combined with the five basic components of drawing (line, mass, perspective, light, and shading), the book... more...