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  • Inexorable Modernityby Hiroshi Nara

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 36.99

    The book represents a compilation of case studies about Japanese intellectuals' relationships to modernity in three majors arenas of art (art and aesthetics, theater, and literature) beginning in the 1850s to the 1970s. It discusses how inevitable wave of modernity was responded to, discussed, assimilated, changed by some of the most notable practitioners... more...

  • Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asiaby Iftikhar Dadi

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    This pioneering work traces the emergence of the modern and contemporary art of Muslim South Asia in relation to transnational modernism and in light of the region's intellectual, cultural, and political developments. Art historian Iftikhar Dadi here explores the art and writings of major artists, men and women, ranging from the late colonial period... more...

  • Airy Plumeflightsby Timothy O'Neill

    The Lilliput Press 1994; US$ 7.28

    Part One tells the story of Daniel, an apprentice scribe in a ninth-century Celtic monstery and is set against the background of daily life there. He describes being introduced to the ancient arts of cleaning animal hides for vellum, mixing inks, and preparing parchment and quills before working with master scribes and illuminators on transcribing... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Porcelain Thiefby Huan Hsu

    Crown Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.00

    Hsu, a first-generation Chinese American, returns to China to discover the fate of his great-great-grandfather's long-buried porcelain collection and, in the process, unearths the key to understanding his family's history over the past one hundred years of Chinese history   In the tradition of the best works of history that uncover a forgotten family... more...

  • Creative Blockby Danielle Krysa

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 22.99

    Creative block presents the most crippling?and unfortunately universal?challenge for artists. No longer! This blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on... more...

  • The Art of Chabanaby Henry Mittwer

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 18.95

    Chabana is a simple arrangement of floral or other plant material traditionally placed in the tokonoma, or alcove, of the room in which the tea ceremony is performed. There are no rules in arranging Chabana, the author tells us, no specail measurements or geometric patterns, Rather, the creator of a Chabana must use his imagination and, most of... more...

  • Konzeptionen der Kunstdidaktikby Cornelia Bering; Kunibert Bering

    ATHENA-Verlag 2014; US$ 15.11

    Die technologische Entwicklung der letzten Jahre bedingt eine tiefgreifende Veränderung der Wahrnehmungsverhältnisse, womit die Anforderungen an die Kompetenz der visuellen Wahrnehmungsfähigkeiten enorm gestiegen sind. Die ästhetische Erziehung steht damit vor neuen Aufgaben. Der vorliegende, für zahlreiche Fachseminare im Rahmen der Ausbildung von... more...

  • Why We Make Artby Richard Hickman

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    Does art have any use or real purpose in today?s society? Why do governments around the world spend millions on art education? Rejecting the vogue for social and cultural accounts of the nature of art-making, this book is largely psychological in its approach to discussing art-making and its place in education. The ?we? in the title is intentionally... more...