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  • Collecting the Worldby James Delbourgo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 35.24

    Hans Sloane was a young doctor from Northern Ireland who made his way in London and eventually become physician to the king and much of London society. In his youth he made a defining visit to Jamaica, where he began collecting 'curiosities' of all kinds. He eventually became the centre of a worldwide network which allowed him to assemble the collections... more...

  • Exhibiting Craft and Designby Alla Myzelev

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–present  investigates the ways that craft and design objects were collected, displayed, and interpreted throughout the second half of the twentieth century and in recent years. The case studies discussed in this volume explain the notion the neutral display space had worked... more...

  • Foundations of Drawingby Al Gury

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2017; US$ 24.99

    From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations. Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials... more...

  • Zen and Material Cultureby Pamela D. Winfield; Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Expanding on previous studies of Zen art history, material/visual culture, and religious practice, Zen and Material Culture focuses on the vast range of "stuff" in Japanese Zen, including beads, bowls, buildings, staffs, statues, rags, robes and even popular retail commodities distributed in America. more...

  • Shipped but Not Soldby Nancy Um; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    In the early decades of the eighteenth century, Yemen hosted a bustling community of merchants who sailed to the southern Arabian Peninsula from the east and the west, seeking and offering a range of commodities, both luxury and mundane. In Shipped but Not Sold , Nancy Um opens the chests these merchants transported to and from Yemen and examines... more...

  • Traditional Chinese Architectureby Xinian Fu; Nancy S. Steinhardt; Alexandra Harrer

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 49.95 US$ 45.45

    A groundbreaking book by one of the world's leading historians of Chinese architecture Translated by Alexandra Harrer Fu Xinian is considered by many to be the world's leading historian of Chinese architecture. He is an expert on every type of Chinese architecture from every period through the nineteenth century, and his work is at the cutting... more...

  • Balkan Heritagesby Maria Couroucli; Tchavdar Marinov

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 124.95

    This volume deals with the relation between heritage, history and politics in the Balkans. Contributions examine diverse ways in which material and immaterial heritage has been articulated, negotiated and manipulated since the nineteenth century. The major question addressed here is how modern Balkan nations have voiced claims about their past by establishing... more...

  • How Art Can Make You Happyby Bridget Watson Payne

    Chronicle Books LLC 2017; US$ 9.99

    Why is art magical? How can it make us happy? How Art Can Make You Happy offers the keys to unlocking a rich and rewarding source of joy in life. This easy, breezy handbook is full of insight that will help regular people begin a more inspiring and less stressful relationship with art. With tips on how to visit museums, how to talk about art at cocktail... more...

  • The Art of Awakeningby Konchog Lhadrepa; Charlotte Davis

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 29.95

    A presentation on the Tibetan Buddhist path to enlightenment, through the lens of an artist's eye and experience. The sacred arts play an essential, intrinsic role in Tibetan Buddhist practice. Here, one of the great practitioners and master artists of our time presents a guide to the Tibetan Buddhist path, from preliminary practices through enlightenment,... more...

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennialsby Panos Kompatsiaris

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and the popular, where the likes of Jeff Koons encounter... more...