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  • Language in Public Spaces in Japanby Nanette Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.50

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

  • Reflections of a Culture Brokerby Richard Kurin

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 27.95

    Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this engaging book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are also mediated and indeed brokered by countries, organizations, communities, and individuals -- all with their own vision of the truth and varying abilities to impose it on others. Drawing on his diverse experiences in producing exhibitions... more...

  • Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditationsby Stephen E. Weil

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation. more...

  • Museums and Biographiesby Kate Hill

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 29.99

    Museums and biographies both tell the stories of lives. This innovative collection examines for the first time biography - of individuals, objects and institutions - in relationship to the museum, casting new light on the many facets of museum history and theory, from the lives of prominent curators, to the context of museums of biography and autobiography.... more...

  • Japanese Woodblock Print Workshopby April Vollmer

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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.   A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of mokuhanga An increasingly popular yet age-old art... more...

  • Paint by Numbersby Claire van den Heever

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    The journey of Chinese art?from mass-produced propaganda in the Mao era to modern-day market darling?mirrors China?s own momentous changes like few other disciplines. Today, in both contemporary art and contemporary Chinese society, commerce and politics coexist in a delicate balance, which some call sensible and others, selling out. By traveling... more...

  • Museum Websites and Social Mediaby Ana Sánchez Laws

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 85.00

    Online activities present a unique challenge for museums as they harness the potential of digital technology for sustainable development, trust building, and representations of diversity. This volume offers a holistic picture of museum online activities that can serve as a starting point for cross-disciplinary discussion. It is a resource for museum... 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...

  • Art Students League of New York on Paintingby James L McElhinney

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 35.00

    A  New York Times  Gift Pick: Coffee Table Books About New York  A lushly illustrated, comprehensive guide to painting in all media from the prestigious visual arts education institution Art Students League of New York. The Art Students League of New York is America?s signature art school, run by artists for artists. Founded in 1875, it has nurtured... more...