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  • The Aesthetics of Matterby Sarah Posman; Anne Reverseau; David Ayers; Sascha Bru; Benedikt Hjartarson

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This volume proposes an in-depth exploration of the materiality of art and writing in modernism and the avant-garde. The essays explore how the avant-gardes and modernism attempted to establish the material specificity and hybridityof media and art forms. The collection sheds light on the full range and import of the aesthetics of matter... more...

  • Collecting Toy Soldiers in the 21st Centuryby James Opie

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99

    James Opie’s highly popular Collecting Toy Soldiers (1987) was an inspirational book for anyone involved in the hobby. Nearly a quarter of a century on, this is a completely new companion updating the experience for the twenty-first century collector. James now gives the reader the benefit of over thirty years’ participation as one of the... more...

  • Farnell Teddy Bearsby Kathy Martin

    Remember When 2010; US$ 10.99

    The family firm of J K Farnell & Co Ltd occupies a position of unparalleled importance in British soft toy history, firstly because it was the very first British toy company to manufacture teddy bears, and also because it created the actual bear that inspired A A Milne to write the Winnie the Pooh stories. Yet impressive as those facts undoubtedly... more...

  • Guide to Getting Arts Grantsby Ellen Liberatori

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Get that arts grant and be more independent! In this book, artists and arts groups will find all they need to know to support themselves through grants and special projects. This expert guide, written by an insider who has been on both the grant-making and the grant-writing side of the arts, shows readers how to assess their personal strengths and... more...

  • Visual Culture in the Modern Middle Eastby Christiane Gruber; Sune Haugbolle

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what visual languages mean for the construction of Islamic subjectivities, the distribution of power, and the formation of identity and belonging.... more...

  • Inklingsby Jeffrey Koterba

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    Jeffrey fights his way out from beneath the shadow of his domineering father and clinging mother to follow his lifelong dream of cartooning for a living?he is now a widely syndicated political cartoonist. A funny, heart-felt memoir depicting a family doing their best to love one another and, against long odds, succeeding. more...

  • Candice Olson Everyday Eleganceby Candice Olson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 19.99

    Candice Olson Everyday Elegance follows the model established by Candice Olson Kitchens and Baths . It features approximately thirty of Candice's stunning room makeovers, described in Candice's approachable and authoritative voice. Her gorgeous room sketches and design boards show how each design took shape. More than 200 full-color, before-and-after... more...

  • Caravaggio und die Grenzen des Darstellbarenby Valeska von Rosen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00

    Caravaggios Gemälde verfügen über ein hohes Maß an Irritierendem, Uneindeutigem und Provokantem. Sie weichen von den tradierten visuellen Mustern ab, unterlaufen Darstellungskonventionen und verschieben durch die Erweiterung des Gattungsspektrums die Grenzen des Bildwürdigen. Wie lassen sich die offenkundig kalkulierten Verstöße gegen... more...

  • Kurt Martin und das Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourgby Tessa Friederike Rosebrock

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00

    Das Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg ist wahrscheinlich das einzige Museum Europas, das von der nationalsozialistischen Besatzung, im Sinne rechtmäßiger Eigentumsübertragungen, profitiert hat. Neben der Gründungsphase unter Wilhelm von Bode (1845?1929) müssen die Jahre 1940 bis 1944, in denen das Haus von Kurt Martin (1899?1975) geleitet... more...

  • Van Dyckby Natalia Gritsai

    Parkstone International 2013; US$ 5.00

    À partir de la création de son premier atelier à l?âge de seize ans, sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) devint célèbre dans le monde de l?art. Rubens, son professeur lorsqu?il était enfant, disait de lui qu?il était son élève le plus talentueux. Il confirma cette remarque par une carrière d?artiste de cour en Angleterre et en Espagne. De nos jours, il... more...