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  • Chinese Cut-Paper Designsby Theodore Menten

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 9.95

    The motifs include real and mythical animals (pandas, tigers, dragons, deer, horses, etc.), numerous birds, flowers, fruits, butterflies, children performing everyday activities, workers, traditionally dressed men and women, the fictional character known as the Monkey King, ancient bronze ceremonial vessels, the Great Wall, lanterns, and more. In... more...

  • Chinese Designs and Motifsby Marty Noble

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Dragons, fish, flowers, and foo dogs abound in this magnificent compilation of Chinese designs and motifs. An exotic archive of royalty-free art, this volume offers 361 crisp black-and-white images in a wide variety of shapes and sizes that adapt themselves easily to use as spot illustrations, borders, and a host of other possibilities. Certain to... more...

  • Chinese Lattice Designsby Daniel Sheets Dye

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Chinese craft design excelled in the manipulation of geometric space and reached its highest point in the design of window lattices on Chinese houses. Long recognized as an important folk art, window lattices have been generally neglected as an art form and this book is the first work on the subject since the 17th century. Fortunately, it is also... more...

  • The Chrysanthemum in Japanese Designby Kawarasaki Koto

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Imported from China during the 8th century, the chrysanthemum is the official flower of Japan. This volume, reproduced from a rare and expensive publication, features more than 120 color woodblock images of the breathtaking perennials. more...

  • The Complete "Chinese Ornament"by Owen Jones

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    From one of the most beautiful books on the decorative arts ever published: reproductions of classic full-color renderings by the great Victorian designer of design elements in Chinese porcelain and cloisonné antiquities now in the The Victoria and Albert Museum. Reprinted from the original plates made in 1867. more...

  • Curationismby David Balzer

    Coach House Books 2014; US$ 6.95

    Now that we "curate" even lunch, what happens to the role of the curator in the art world? more...

  • Das Buch der Wunderby Marco Polo

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Marco Polo wurde im mittelalterlichen Venedig in eine wohlhabende Händlerfamilie geboren. Nach einer 24-jährigen Reise durch Fernost beschrieb er im Jahre 1299 seine Abenteuer einem seiner Mitgefangenen, einem Schriftsteller von Abenteuerromanen namens Rustichello da Pisa. Das vorliegende Buch nimmt eines der ersten Originalmanuskripte des "Il milione"... more...

  • Displaying the Ideals of Antiquityby Johannes Siapkas; Lena Sjögren

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity investigates the study and display of ancient sculpture from archaeological, art historical, and museum studies perspectives. Ancient sculptures not only give us knowledge about ancient Greek and Roman pasts, but they also mediate ideals that inform modern perceptions of antiquity. This book analyzes how an art... more...

  • Doing Museology Differentlyby Duncan Grewcock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    One might believe that museum studies is a stable field of academic inquiry based on a set of familiar institutional forms and functions. But as institutions museums have never been stable or singular, and neither has the discipline of museum studies. Museum studies as a field of academic inquiry has received little critical attention. One result... 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...