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  • A Host of Devilsby Zachary Kingdon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A Host of Devils provides an in-depth account of the background, origin and development of the spirit figure sculptures which emerged during colonial times among the Makonde people of Mozambique. The creation of such works is shown to connect with a regional system of knowledge and practice, within which spirits function as a format for expression.... more...

  • Remove Not/Ancient Landmark:Puby Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Language of Mixed-Media Sculptureby Jac Scott

    Crowood 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture is both a survey and a celebration of contemporary approaches to sculptures that are formed from more than one material. It profiles the discipline in all its expanded forms and recognizes sculpture in the twenty-first century not as something solid and static, but rather as a fluid interface in material, time... more...

  • Monumental Dreamsby Caroline Seebohm

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    In 1929, the Museum of Modern Art opened its doors, showing the astonishing paintings of Picasso, Matisse, and other avant garde artists. Young American artists quickly responded by experimenting with impressionism, cubism, and abstraction. In Monumental Dreams, author Caroline Seebohm tells the riveting story of how Ann Norton (1905–1982)—a child... more...

  • Alberto Giacomettiby Timothy Mathews

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Alberto Giacometti’s attenuated figures of the human form are among the most significant artistic images of the 20th century. Sartre, Breton, and Winnicott are just some of the great thinkers who have drawn upon the graceful, harrowing work of Giacometti, which has continued to resonate with artists, writers, and audiences. In this book, Timothy Mathews... more...

  • Vinnie Reamby Edward S. Cooper

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    She was able, through clever maneuvering and dogged determination, to achieve a commission from the Congress for a life-sized statue of the assassinated president—this despite the very real animus against women artists at that time, which is apparent in the heated arguments against granting her the Lincoln commission—arguments spearheaded in the... more...

  • A Sculptor's Manualby Bainbridge Copnall; Fabio Barraclough

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    A Sculptor's Manual focuses on the methods involved in sculpture. The manual first outlines drawing as a medium by which artistic creativity can evolve. The text notes that mastery of this talent can enable artists to become more analytical in their appreciation of their fellow beings, as well as bring out the inventive faculties in them in many ways.... more...

  • Tilmann Riemenschneiderby Justus Bier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the hauntingly beautiful sculptures of Tilmann Riemenschneider, the Late Gothic art of Germany achieved its highest expression. Now, for the first time in English, the eminent art historian Justus Bier accords Riemenschneider the extended attention he so richly deserves. Riemenschneider ( ca. 1460--1531) holds a pivotal place in the development... more...

  • Handbuch Modellbildung und Simulation in den Sozialwissenschaftenby Norman Braun; Nicole J. Saam

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 71.94

    Das Handbuch Modellbildung und Simulation in den Sozialwissenschaften bietet in 37 Artikeln einen umfassenden Überblick über sozialwissenschaftliche Modellbildung und Simulation. Es vermittelt wissenschaftstheoretische und methodische Grundlagen sowie den Stand der Forschung in den wichtigsten Anwendungsgebieten. Behandelt werden realistische, strukturalistische... more...

  • Chinese Wood Sculptures of the 11th to 13th centuriesby Petra Rösch

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 36.99

    Chinese Buddhist wooden sculptures of Water-moon Guanyin, a Bodhisattva sitting in a leisurely reclining pose on a rocky throne, are housed in Western collections and are thus removed from their original context(s). Not only are most of them of unknown origin, but also lack a precise date. Tracing their sources is difficult because of the scant information... more...