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Study & Teaching

  • Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Educationby Dr Helen J Chatterjee; Dr Leonie Hannan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The use of museum collections as a path to learning for university students is fast becoming a new pedagogy for higher education. Despite a strong tradition of using lectures as a way of delivering the curriculum, the positive benefits of ?active? and ?experiential learning? are being recognised in universities at both a strategic level and in daily... more...

  • Spaces of Global Knowledgeby Dr Diarmid A Finnegan; Dr Jonathan Jeffrey Wright; Professor Robert Mayhew

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    ?Global? knowledge was constructed, communicated and contested during the long nineteenth century in numerous ways and places. This book focuses on the life-geographies, material practices and varied contributions to knowledge, be they medical or botanical, cartographic or cultural, of actors whose lives crisscrossed an increasingly connected world.... more...

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

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 26.50

    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 students like Jackson Pollock and Georgia O?Keefe. Today, more... more...

  • The Science of Art de Martin Kempby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Depuis les travaux de Panofsky sur la naissance de la perspective linéaire à la Renaissance, ou sur le versant théorique de l?imaginaire artistique d?Albrecht Dürer, l?histoire de l?art mesure mieux l?importance des relations entre la science et l?art. Une fiche de lecture spécialement... more...

  • Images of the Canton Factories 1760–1822by Paul A. Van Dyke; Maria Kar-wing Mok

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 72.00

    Hundreds of Chinese export paintings of Canton trading houses and shopping streets are in museums and private collections throughout the world, and scholars of art and history have often questioned the reliability of these historical paintings. In this illustrated volume, Paul Van Dyke and Maria Mok examine these Chinese export paintings by matching... more...

  • World Heritage, Tourism and Identityby Professor Laurent Bourdeau; Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas; Professor Mike Robinson; Professor Brian Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The remarkable success of the 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage is borne out by the fact that nearly 1,000 properties have now been designated as possessing Outstanding Universal Value and recognition given to the imperative for their protection. However, the remarkable success of the Convention... more...

  • Modern Shungaby Matthew Martin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 12.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. more...

  • Art Museum Educationby Olga Hubard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    How can museum educators facilitate experiences with artworks that are meaningful to viewers? How might educators negotiate divergences between visitors' perspectives and official information? What is the place of emotions and bodily sensations in art viewing? This book explores these and other questions key to generative gallery teaching. more...

  • Art, Education and Genderby Gill Hopper

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Why do girls study art and why do girls become primary teachers? This book examines and reveals the powerful influence of the family, the school and the state in shaping female identity and constructing notions of gender appropriateness. It also discusses the status of art at school and the position of women artists in society. more...

  • The Politics Of Museumsby Clive Gray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This is the first book to examine how and why museums are political institutions. By concentrating on the ways in which power, ideology and legitimacy work at the international, national and local levels of the museum experience, Clive Gray provides an original analysis of who exercises power and how power is used in museums. more...