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  • How Pictures Complete Usby Paul Crowther

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Despite the wonders of the digital world, people still go in record numbers to view drawings and paintings in galleries. Why? What is the magic that pictures work on us? This book provides a provocative explanation, arguing that some pictures have special kinds of beauty and sublimity that offer aesthetic transcendence. They take us imaginatively... more...

  • Dada Presentismby Maria Stavrinaki

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 18.95

    Dada is often celebrated for its strategies of shock and opposition, but in Dada Presentism , Maria Stavrinaki provides a new picture of Dada art and writings as a lucid reflection on history and the role of art within it. The original (Berlin-based) Dadaists' acute historical consciousness and their modern experience of time, she contends, anticipated... more...

  • Concerning Consequencesby Kristine Stiles

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 39.00

    Kristine Stiles has played a vital role in establishing trauma studies within the humanities. A formidable force in the art world, Stiles examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the individual lives and works of artists and in contemporary international cultures since World War II. In Concerning Consequences , she considers some... more...

  • Gothic Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 8.95

    Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years.Leaving curved Roman forms behind, the architects started using flying buttresses and pointed arches to open up cathedrals to daylight. A period of great economic and social... more...

  • More Math Into LaTeXby George Grätzer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 63.93

    For over two decades, this comprehensive manual has been the standard introduction and complete reference for writing articles and books containing mathematical formulas. If the reader requires a streamlined approach to learning LaTeX for composing everyday documents, Grätzer?s © 2014 Practical LaTeX may also be a good choice. In this carefully... more...

  • Bichitra: The Making of an Online Tagore Variorumby Sukanta Chaudhuri

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 63.93

    This book documents the creation of the Bichitra Online Tagore Variorum, a publicly accessible database of Rabindranath Tagore's complete works in Bengali and English totaling some 140,000 pages of primary material. Chapters cover innovative aspects of the site, all replicable in other projects: a hyperbibliography; a search engine... more...

  • Ultimate Wrap Braceletsby Patrizia Valsecchi; Antonio Attini

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    This wrap bracelets ebook contains everything you need to get started wrapping right away! Wrap bracelets are one today's hottest jewelry trends. They come in every style, material and length. They can be fun and funky, or can be made to grace your most elegant outfit. There are no rules. This Ultimate Wrap Bracelets ebook helps you create bracelets... more...

  • Batik: Traditional Textiles of Indonesiaby Rudolf Smend; Donald Harper

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. Each fabric has a rich story to tellas a reflection of the nation's religious beliefs, sophisticated court cultures and cosmopolitan history. The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald Harper. Most date from the period 1880 to 1930 when the art... more...

  • Advances in Happiness Researchby Toshiaki Tachibanaki

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 92.70

    This edited volume makes a contribution to the literature on happiness research by compiling studies based on cross-national research and from diverse academic disciplines. The book is distinctive in that it contains both theoretical and empirical analyses, investigating relationship between causes of happiness and economic behavior relating to employment,... more...

  • Animal, Vegetable, Digitalby Elizabeth Swanstrom

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature In Animal, Vegetable, Digital , Elizabeth Swanstrom makes a confident and spirited argument for the use of digital art in support of ameliorating human engagement with the environment and suggests a four-part framework for analyzing and discussing such applications.   Through close... more...