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  • Japandemonium Illustratedby Toriyama Sekien; Hiroko Yoda; Matt Alt

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 19.95

    First English publication of all four of Sekien's masterworks: The Illustrated Demons' Night Parade, More Illustrated Demons from Past and Present, Even More Demons from Past and Present, and An Idle Horde of Things. more...

  • Architects of Buddhist Leisureby Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 68.00

    Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region?in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong,... more...

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practiceby Christian Mieves; Irene Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in contemporary visual practice. Artists, curators and art theorists... more...

  • Luxurious Networksby Yulian Wu

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    From precious jade articles to monumental stone arches, Huizhou salt merchants in Jiangnan lived surrounded by objects in eighteenth-century China. How and why did these businessmen devote themselves to these items? What can we learn about eighteenth-century China by examining the relationship between merchants and objects? Luxurious Networks examines... more...

  • Museums and Photographyby Elena Stylianou; Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums?history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums ? and to understand the changing role of photography in museums.  Contributors explore the politics and poetics of displaying... more...

  • Buddha to Krishnaby Yashodhara Dalmia

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book traces the emergence of modernism in art in South Asia by exploring the work of the iconic artist George Keyt. Closely interwoven with his life, Keyt?s art reflects the struggle and triumph of an artist with very little support or infrastructure. He painted as he lived: full of colour, turmoil and intensity. In this compelling account, the... more...

  • Australian Artists in the Contemporary Museumby Jennifer Barrett; Jacqueline Millner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This unique book proposes a re-reading of the relationship between artists and the contemporary museum. In Australia in particular, the museum has played a significant role in the colonial project and this has generally been considered as the predominant mode of artists' engagement with such institutions and collections. Australian Artists in the Contemporary... more...

  • The Semiotics of Movement in Spaceby Robert James McMurtrie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Semiotics of Movement in Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyses and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of spatial semiotics as he proposes that people?s movement... more...

  • Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japanby Sherry D. Fowler

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 70.00

    Buddhists around the world celebrate the benefits of worshipping Kannon (Avalokite?vara), a compassionate savior who is one of the most beloved in the Buddhist pantheon. When Kannon appears in multiple manifestations, the deity?s powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This concept generated several cults throughout history: among... more...

  • What They Didn't Teach You in Art Schoolby Rosalind Davis; Annabel Tilley

    Octopus 2016; US$ 18.99

    You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it? The thing they don't teach you in art school is just how active and engaged you need to be; you'll have to become your own finance, business and marketing manager, as well as a researcher, curator and administrator. What They Didn't Teach You in Art School is the ultimate... more...