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  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffitiby Rafael Schacter

    NewSouth 2013; US$ 39.99

    Spontaneous, in-your-face and unauthorised, the work of street artists and graffiti writers demands our attention. Wildly creative and often subversive, street art shows that just because a work isn’t in a gallery doesn’t mean it’s not art. From Sao Paolo to Sydney, New York to Tokyo, these artists exhibit their work in the world’s... more...

  • Les 'autres' roisby Torsten Hiltmann

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 0.00

    Wird der Begriff des "Königs" heute vorwiegend in einem engeren politischen Sinne verstanden und gebraucht, so war dies im ausgehenden Mittelalter anders. Denn neben den bekannten 'politischen' Königen existierten hier noch zahlreiche 'andere' Könige. Sie standen Berufsgruppen vor, führten Genossenschaften an oder wurden im Rahmen wiederkehrender Zeremonien... more...

  • The Ritual Lament in Greek Traditionby Margaret Alexiou; Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; Panagiotis Roilos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 45.99

    Margaret Alexiou's The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, first published in 1974, has long since been established as a classic in several fields. This is the only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive... more...

  • Das Little Black Book der Schlagfertigkeitby ; Carolin demann

    Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95

    Lady Astor war eine britische Politikerin, die für ihre Wortgefechte mit Sir Winston Churchill bekannt war. Sie schleuderte eines Tages wutentbrannt dem damaligen Premierminister entgegen: "Sir Winston, wenn ich Ihre Frau wäre, würde ich Ihnen Gift in den Tee schütten." Winston Churchill antwortete daraufhin trocken: "Wenn ich Ihr... more...

  • "Riten" beginnen bei "Essen und Trinken"by Michael Kinski

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 93.69

    Die Frage nach der ethischen Ausformung der Person und der Gestaltung des Gemeinwesens ist für den Konfuzianismus im Japan der Frühen Neuzeit von zentraler Bedeutung. Zu ihrer Beantwortung diente vielen Gelehrten der Zeit das Konzept der ?Riten? als Mittlerinstanz zwischen ethisch anspruchsvoller Lebensbewältigung und konventioneller Sittlichkeit.... more...

  • Art on Skinby Nancy Hajeski; Marcel Brousseau; Lisa Purcell; Jonathan Conklin; Troy Timpel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions of American?s—23 percent of them—boasting ink on their body. This popular pastime is not something to be taken lightly, as there are dozens... more...

  • The Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Bookby Thaneeya McArdle

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 13.99

    Express yourself with sugar skulls, flowers, henna designs, and more! Art isn't just for hanging on walls--you can be your own canvas! Express your artistic side on your hands, fingers, arms, and legs with washable makeup or body art crayons! Inside, you'll find more than 50 of the best projects ever for creative, original temporary tattoos. Start... more...

  • See It, Cook Itby Oliver Brachat

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    If you?ve ever shown even the slightest interest in cooking, you?ve probably accumulated quite a wealth of cookbooks over the years—some that you probably haven?t even opened more than once or twice. This cookbook, however, is too useful to ever begin gathering dust in your home. With over 50 stunning photographs, just flipping through the pages... more...

  • The Polite Gentlemen's Guide to Proper Etiquetteby Cecil B Hartley

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    From advice on how to treat ladies to how to behave at a party this handy 19th-century guidebook will delight readers with it's entertaining nuggets of wisdom. Ever wondered what to do in polite society if you find an insect in your food? Or how a gentleman should ask a lady to dance? And what on earth is the etiquette for smoking cigars? First published... more...

  • Everyone Eatsby E. N. Anderson

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 21.25

    Everyone eats, but rarely do we ask why or investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat, resulting... more...