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Study & Teaching

  • Draw-A-Saurusby James Silvani

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    This in-depth yet accessible dinosaur drawing guide combines humor, creativity, and the latest dino research to show artists young and old how to breathe life into drawings of their prehistoric favorites. Prehistoric Pencil Power! Even though they lived some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles continue to rule today.... more...

  • The Body Incantatoryby Paul Copp

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Whether chanted as devotional prayers, intoned against the dangers of the wilds, or invoked to heal the sick and bring ease to the dead, incantations were pervasive features of Buddhist practice in late medieval China (6001000 C.E.). Material incantations, in forms such as spell-inscribed amulets and stone pillars, were also central to the spiritual... more...

  • Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clustersby Tai Wei Lim

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four cities or towns of Arita, Hong Kong, Jingdezhen, and Yingge are the settings for this research. more...

  • Museum Representations of Maoist Chinaby Amy Jane Barnes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People’s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ‘Chineseness’ and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive... more...

  • Ivory and the Aesthetics of Modernity in Meiji Japanby Martha Chaiklin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The opening of the ports of Japan in 1859 brought a flood of Japanese craft products to the world marketplace. For ivory it was a golden age. This book examines the role that ivory and ivory carvers played in the expression of nationalism and the development of sculpture in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century. more...

  • Foundations in Comic Book Artby John Paul Lowe

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    A comprehensive guide to creating and developing comic book and graphic novel art, from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction. John Lowe, Dean of the School of Communication Arts at SCAD, presents an in-depth primer on the tools and techniques used by top sequential artists to crate... more...

  • Flowing Tracesby James H. Sanford; William R. LaFleur; Masatoshi Nagatomi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    According to the contributors to this volume, the relationship of Buddhism and the arts in Japan is less the rendering of Buddhist philosophical ideas through artistic imagery than it is the development of concepts and expressions in a virtually inseparable unity. By challenging those who consider religion to be the primary phenomenon and art the... more...

  • Coastal Landscapes (Collins Learn to Paint)by Ray Balkwill

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Learn to Paint Coastal Landscapes is a new title in the best-selling Collins Learn to Paint series. It features many step-by-step exercises and demonstration paintings of seascapes in watercolour, oils and pastels. more...

  • Coastal Landscapes (Collins Learn to Paint)by Ray Balkwill

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Learn to Paint Coastal Landscapes is a new title in the best-selling Collins Learn to Paint series. It features many step-by-step exercises and demonstration paintings of seascapes in watercolour, oils and pastels. more...

  • Opiumby Donald Wigal

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Opium, once used for ritual purposes, is a substance which dulls pain and offers access to an artificial world, and has long been idealized by artists and markets. Baudelaire, Picasso, and Dickens were all inspired to create by the blue clouds of smoke. Known as either a sacred drug or the worst of poisons, opium rapidly became popular in Great Britain... more...