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- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
One of the most original artists to have emerged from New Zealand, Len Lye (1901-1980) had a passion for movement from an early age. This fascination shaped his urgent and pioneering films and kinetic sculptures and contributed to his remarkable work in painting, photography and writing. Lye had a big idea - that movement could be the basis for a completely... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95
What do they all mean ? the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protruding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manuscripts? Michael Camille explores that riotous realm of marginal art, so often explained away as mere... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 103.87
To commemorate the centenary of artist Sukumar Bose (1912-1986), this book attempts to take an incisive look at the artist, his works and the context of his art production in South and Southeast Asia. Boses art varied from the traditional to the decorative and ornamental, with a hint of the Oriental flavour. His work demonstrated traces of the... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 130.28
Das Thema "Kunst im Dienst der Nation" wird so lange nicht an Brisanz verlieren, wie der Nationalismus in Politik und Gesellschaft auch die Ausdrucksmittel der Bildenden Kunst zu seinen Zwecken nutzt, beispielsweise um Identität nationaler Gruppen durch Bilder, Skulpturen und Architekturen zu stiften oder zu bekräftigen, aber auch um diese... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29
Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 76.00
Muqarnas , the well-respected annual of Islamic art and architecture, is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard U. and MIT. The 20th volume features 12 articles on topics that include geometry in a 9th-century Koran, the defense of alchemy in a Mongol era manuscript, t more...
- OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 18.99
Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful, it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. Closely informed by new critical approaches, this book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of this period. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2004; US$ 32.00
Nano denotes a billionth; a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. New instrumentation and techniques have for the first time made possible materials research and engineering at this level, the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Extraordinary visions of material abundance, unprecedented materials, and powerful engineering capabilities have marked... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 68.95 US$ 59.76
A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state... more...
- Routledge 2006; US$ 18.95
In the second volume of Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres. He argues that ?curiosity?, with its... more...