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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

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

  • 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...

  • Institutional Timeby Judy Chicago

    The Monacelli Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    A revered teacher and the most influential feminist artist of our time, Judy Chicago provides an autobiographical look at higher education in art, a must-read for aspiring artists and educators in studio art programs.† † How should women?and men?be prepared for a career in today?s art world? For more than a decade, Judy Chicago has been formulating... more...

  • Art Historyby Dana Arnold

    Wiley 2010; US$ 34.95

    Art History: Contemporary Perspectives on Method examines the various patterns and approaches to the discipline of art history exhibited across the scholarship of all periods over the last 30 years, resulting in a cross section of art history in all its complexities and a timely survey of its historiography. Newly commissioned essays by a group... more...

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crafting with Kidsby Jennifer Casa

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99

    Get creative with kids Unplugging kids from their MP3 players and game systems for one-on-one family time is a great way to reconnect in today's hectic world. And what better way to spend time together than doing an activity that's not only fun but also promotes creativity and self-expression? Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crafting with Kids is packed... more...

  • Ai Weiwei Speaksby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    'If artists betray the social conscience and the basic principles of being human, where does art stand then?' Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. In this series of interviews, conducted over several years with... more...

  • Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifsby Charles Alfred Speed Williams

    Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 24.95

    Gain a deeper appreciation for Chinese art and architecture by understanding its symbols. The Yin and Yang, dragon, phoenix, five elements, and other symbols are explained in their historical and cultural context. Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs also includes articles on Chinese beliefs, customs, arts and crafts, foods, agriculture and medicine.... more...

  • To Have and To Holdby Philipp Blom

    Overlook 2004; US$ 12.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...