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Study & Teaching

  • Museums, Objects, and Collectionsby Susan Pearce

    Smithsonian 2017; US$ 27.95

    This book examines the historical context of museums, their collections, and the objects that form them. Susan M. Pearce probes the psychological and social reasons that people collect and identifies three modes of collecting: collecting as souvenirs, as fetishes, and as systematic assemblages. She considers how museum professionals set policies of... more...

  • Cross-Gender Chinaby Huai Bao

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Cross-Gender China , the outcome of more than twenty years of theatrical and sociological research, deconstructs the cultural implications of cross-gender performance in today's China. The recent revival in male-to-female cross-gender nandan performance in Chinese theatre raises a multitude of questions: it may suggest new gender dynamics, or... more...

  • Productive failureby Alpesh Kantilal Patel

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    This monograph provides novel methods for writing transnational South Asian art history outside of genealogy. more...

  • Draw 50 Sea Creaturesby Lee J. Ames; Erin Harvey

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2017; US$ 9.99

    Part of the best-selling Draw 50 series this step-by-step guide to drawing various fish, sharks, oysters, bottlenose dolphins, crabs, polar bears, coral, and other ocean life is for artists of all levels. In this new installment of Lee J. Ames's beloved Draw 50 series, readers will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step visual lessons on sketching and... more...

  • Draw 50 Outer Spaceby Lee J. Ames; Erin Harvey

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2017; US$ 9.99

    Part of the best-selling Draw 50 series this step-by-step guide to sketching and rendering astronauts, planets, asteroids, comets, spaceships, space stations, and other elements related to outer space exploration is for artists of all levels. In this new installment of Lee J. Ames's beloved Draw 50 series, readers will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step... more...

  • The Anatomy of a Museumby Steven Miller

    Wiley 2017; US$ 94.95 US$ 85.46

    Written by a museum professional and based on a course taught for many years, The Anatomy of a Museum is an engaging and accessible volume that provides a unique insider’s guide to what museums are and how they operate. An insider’s view of the rarefied world of the museum that provides a refreshing and unique account of the reality... more...

  • "Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 "by MeliaBelli Bose

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Women, GenderĀ and Art in Asia, c. 1500?1900 brings women's engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. The artistic media includes painting, sculpture, architecture,... more...

  • India in Art in Irelandby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an exotic other. Examining a wide range of media, including... more...

  • Smithsonian Storiesby Wilton S. Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Why is the Smithsonian more than the "Nation's Attic?" Or more than a museum complex? As Wilton S. Dillon shows, the Smithsonian came to be the institution we know today under the twenty-year leadership of "Sun King" S. Dillon Ripley.Ripley aspired to reinvent the Smithsonian as a great university?with museums. Although little understood by the public... more...

  • Locating American Artby Cynthia Fowler

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    How does museum location shape the interpretation of an art object by critics, curators, art historians, and others? To what extent is the value of a work of art determined by its location? Providing a close examination of individual works of American art in relation to gallery and museum location, this anthology presents case studies of paintings,... more...