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  • 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...

  • The Buddha in Lannaby Angela S. Chiu

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    For centuries, wherever Thai Buddhists have made their homes, statues of the Buddha have provided striking testament to the role of Buddhism in the lives of the people. The Buddha in Lanna offers the first in-depth historical study of the Thai tradition of donation of Buddha statues. Drawing on palm-leaf manuscripts and inscriptions, many never... more...

  • The Thiri Ramaby Dawn F. Rooney

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Thiri Rama ? or the Great Rama ? was written for court performance and is the only known illustrated version of the Ramayana story in Myanmar. Based on palm-leaf manuscripts and scenes carved on over 300 sandstone plaques at a mid-nineteenth-century Buddhist pagoda west of Mandalay in Myanmar, this book presents an original translation of... more...

  • Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengalby Imma Ramos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    From the late nineteenth century onwards the concept of Mother India assumed political significance in colonial Bengal. Reacting against British rule, Bengali writers and artists gendered the nation in literature and visual culture in order to inspire patriotism amongst the indigenous population. This book will examine the process by which the Hindu... more...

  • Richard Krautheimerby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de Richard Krautheimer avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! L'étude de l'architecture fut l'axe majeur des recherches menées pendant soixante-dix ans par Richard Krautheimer. La multiplication relativement récente des études sur l'art paléochrétien et le haut Moyen Âge a entraîné une large diffusion des écrits de cet historien... more...