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  • Making Simple Automataby Robert Race

    Crowood 2014; US$ 11.65

    Designing and making successful automata involves combining materials, mechanisms and magic. Making Simple Automata explains how to design and construct small scale, simple mechanical devices made for fun. Materials such as paper and card, wood, wire, tinplate and plastics are covered along with mechanisms - levers and linkages, cranks and cams, wheels,... more...

  • Art in Publicby Lambert Zuidervaart

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book presents a vigorous case for the arts, arguing for their crucial political, cultural and economic contributions to civil society. more...

  • But Is It Art?by Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical... more...

  • Art Decoby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting herself in the whirl of Jazz Age and the euphoria of the ?Années Folles?, the Garçonne with her linear shape reflects the architectural... more...

  • Narrating the Nationby Stefan Berger; Linas Eriksonas; Andrew Mycock

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    A sustained and systematic study of the construction, erosion and reconstruction of national histories across a wide variety of states is highly topical and extremely relevant in the context of the accelerating processes of Europeanization and globalization. However, as demonstrated in this volume, histories have not, of course, only been written... more...

  • Portrait of the Artist as a Landscapeby Dario Gamboni

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50

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  • In His Milieuby A. Golahny; Mia M. Mochizuki; L. Vergara

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    In honor of Michael Montias' contributions to the field of the history of art, an international group of leading scholars have contributed essays to mark his achievements. more...

  • Creative Methods of Inquiry in Arts Marketingby Gretchen Larsen

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00

    this ebook contains seven papers on changing environment of arts marketing, which poses challenges to researchers and necessitates creative methods of enquiry. Creative enquiry in arts marketing includes the use of both established and innovative interpretive methods and can aid our understanding of the relationship between art and the market. more...

  • Hang-Upsby Simon Schama

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 18.32

    Pre-eminent author and art historian Simon Schama has written widely on art for many years to great acclaim. In Hang-Ups , a personal selection of his articles from, amongst others, The New Yorker , appears in Britain for the very first time. Brilliantly and lucidly written by one of the most singular voices in non-fiction, this volume of provocative... more...

  • An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Artby Michelle Facos

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 76.95

    Using the tools of the "new" art history (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a richly textured, yet clear and logical, introduction to nineteenth-century art and culture. This textbook will provide readers with a basic historical framework of the period and the critical tools for interpreting... more...