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- University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 31.99
Ancient Roman engraved rings, eye miniatures, love tokens, an Art Deco aquamarine, and diamond brooch: all of these collectibles appear in an exclusive Sydney shop in Queen Street, Woollahra. Anne Schofield, Australia?s best-known antique jewelery expert, unlocks the cabinets in her shop and reveals the favorite pieces of jewelery she has bought,... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2015; US$ 16.95
Chris Strodder is the author of The Disneyland® Encyclopedia , which was named a ?Best Reference Book? by Library Journal . His other works include the pop culture compendiums The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool and Swingin? Chicks of the ?60s . Strodder has also written the children?s book A Sky for Henry , the adventure story for young adults... more...
- Allworth Press 2015; US$ 19.99
The fifth edition of this updated and expanded classic provides visual artists with an in-depth guide to developing and building a career as a professional artist. Veteran art writer Daniel Grant weaves the words and experiences of dozens of practicing artists throughout this informative volume to describe their real-life challenges and the solutions... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00
What does it actually mean to ?imitate nature?? Framed by this question, this book traces the paradigmatic connections between aesthetic practices, image theory, and our understanding of nature. A focus is placed on castings of natural objects and fossils, as well as drawing and the use of perspective. Comparing these objects, the author... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00
The dramatic upsurge in engagement with contemporary Chinese art reflects tectonic shifts in global economic and political power. Contemporary Chinese art is not only a seismograph for unprecedented upheavals in China, but also questions the interpretive sovereignty of Western theory. more...
- Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 18.94
A guide to figurative stitching with the sewing machine – using the thread and needle almost as a pencil. A look that is growing in popularity, figurative stitch work needs some guidance and a leading exponent of the style reveals the basics but also how to expand your repertoire to really showcase your creativity. The book covers: How to set up... more...
- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99
Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others'... more...