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  • Ausstellungen als Wissensordnungenby Katja Hoffmann

    transcript 2014; US$ 42.17

    Ausstellungen sind konstitutiv für die »Ordnungen des Wissens« einer Kultur - so etwa für den Kanon der Kunstgeschichte. Im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches steht die »Documenta 11« aus dem Jahre 2002, an der sich eine Entwicklung symptomatisch ablesen lässt: Nach dem Bruch von 1989 und mit dem dominanten Einsatz fotografisch-dokumentarischer Bildmedien wurde... 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...

  • 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...

  • Traditional Korean Designsby Madeleine Orban-Szontagh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    The bold black-and-white line drawings in this outstanding collection offer artists and craftspeople a rich and varied source of historic Korean patterns and designs. The 142 copyright-free motifs, inspired by works of art and design dating from the first through the nineteenth centuries, are varied not only in subject and theme, but in size and... more...

  • Full-Color Japanese Designs and Motifsby Dover

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This rich array of exquisite designs includes all the most popular Japanese motifs. Ferocious dragons with scaly skins, cranes with wide-spread wings, as well as tigers, phoenixes, and peacocks abound; so do lush peonies and many other flowers, plants, and animal designs. Geometric, abstract, and allover patterns are also included. More than 130... more...

  • Japanese Silk Designs in Full Colorby M. P. Verneuil

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Fascinated by the decorative potential of subjects from nature, artist M. P. Verneuil culled striking illustrations of authentic Japanese woven and printed fabrics. This superb treasury, meticulously reproduced from a rare portfolio, depicts scores of designs, among them images of florals, animal life, and geometrics. Portrayed in the manner of... more...

  • Japanese Design Motifsby Matsuya Company

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This collection presents more than 4,000 individual designs in the 900-year-old tradition of Japanese family crests. Through constant variation and invention over the centuries, this has become one of the richest graphic art traditions in the world. Most of these motifs are circular, and they can all be fitted into a square. Within those limitations... more...

  • Traditional Japanese Family Crests for Artists and Craftspeopleby Isao Honda

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    The custom of using family crests as a matter of pride on the part of the family still remains in the nations of Europe although it is being upheld by a limited number of households. In Japan it became a highly important matter of etiquette among the aristocrats and Samurai of the eleventh century to wear one's family crest in formal attire. It is... more...

  • A Grammar of Japanese Ornament and Designby Thomas W. Cutler

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    With the opening of Japan to the West in the mid-19th century, much of Japanese life that had been sealed off from the rest of the world for centuries was now revealed to the public at large ? including the artistic styles and subjects depicted in this excellent collection. Rendered by a trained British architect, the images comprise one of the... 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...