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Faster, Higher, Stronger, Comrades! - Sports, Art, and Ideology in Late Russian and Early Soviet Culture (Hardcover): Tim Harte Faster, Higher, Stronger, Comrades! - Sports, Art, and Ideology in Late Russian and Early Soviet Culture (Hardcover)
Tim Harte
R2,184 Discovery Miles 21 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The revival of the Olympic games in 1896 and the subsequent rise of modern athletics prompted a new, energetic movement away from more sedentary habits. In Russia, this ethos soon became a key facet of the Bolsheviks' shared vision for the future. In the aftermath of the revolution, glorification of exercise persevered, pointing the way toward a stronger, healthier populace and a vibrant Socialist society. With interdisciplinary analysis of literature, painting, and film, Faster, Higher, Stronger, Comrades! traces how physical fitness had an even broader impact on culture and ideology in the Soviet Union than previously realized. From prerevolutionary writers and painters glorifying popular circus wrestlers to Soviet photographers capturing unprecedented athleticism as a means of satisfying their aesthetic ideals, the nation's artists embraced sports in profound, inventive ways. Though athletics were used for doctrinaire purposes, Tim Harte demonstrates that at their core, they remained playful, joyous physical activities capable of stirring imaginations and transforming everyday realities.

Birds - Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists (Hardcover): Roger Lederer Birds - Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists (Hardcover)
Roger Lederer
R895 R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Save R321 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Birds, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates the heyday of avian illustration in 40 artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Buttersworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings across time, taxa, geography, and artistic style - from the celebrated realism of American conservation icon John James Audubon, to Elizabeth Gould's nineteenth-century renderings of museum specimens from the Himalayas, to Swedish artist and ornithologist Lars Jonsson's ethereal watercolours - this book is a cornucopia of art and artists as diverse and beautiful as their subjects.

Origami Paper 200 sheets Birthstones 6" (15 cm) - Photographic Designs from Nature: High-Quality Double Sided Origami Sheets... Origami Paper 200 sheets Birthstones 6" (15 cm) - Photographic Designs from Nature: High-Quality Double Sided Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Designs (Instructions for 6 Projects Included) (Notebook / blank book)
Tuttle Publishing
R226 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This pack contains 200 high-quality origami sheets printed with photographic designs of the 12 birthstones. These colorful origami papers were developed to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 unique designs, and all of the papers are printed with coordinating colors on the reverse to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami models that show both the front and back. This origami paper pack includes: 200 sheets of high-quality origami paper 12 unique designs Vibrant and bright colors Double-sided color 6 x 6 inch (15 cm) squares Step-by-step instructions for 6 easy-to-fold origami projects

The Lost Words: Spell Songs (Hardcover): Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris... The Lost Words: Spell Songs (Hardcover)
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, … 1
R571 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R131 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Spell Songs is a musical companion piece to The Lost Words: A Spell Book by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. This mixed media CD is accompanied by sumptuous illustrations from Jackie Morris, new 'spells' by Robert Macfarlane, enlightening thoughts by Robert, Jackie and Spell Singer Karine Polwart and stunning photography by Elly Lucas. In 2018 Folk by the Oak Festival commissioned Spell Songs because of their love of The Lost Words book. Spell Songs comprises eight remarkable musicians whose music engages deeply with landscape and nature; musicians who are perfectly placed to respond to the creatures, art and language of The Lost Words. They spent a week in Herefordshire bringing this music together in the company of Jackie Morris. Art inspired music and music inspired art. Jackie Morris immersed herself in the musical residency where she generously created new iconesque artwork of each musician and their instruments portrayed in an unexpected and enchanting way. These stunning new artworks accompany the CD. Spell Songs allowed these acclaimed and diverse musicians to weave together elements of British folk music, Senegalese folk traditions, and experimental and classical music to create an inspiring new body of work. Here are 14 songs which capture the essence of The Lost Words book. Spoken voice, whispers, accents, dialects, native languages, proverbs, sayings, birdsong, river chatter and insect hum all increase the intimacy of the musical world conjured by the songs. Inspired by the words, art and ethos of The Lost Words book, each musician brings new imaginings, embellishments and diversions which are rooted in personal experience, a deep respect for the natural world, protest at the loss of nature and its language and an appreciation for wildness and beauty. In February 2019 Spell Songs enjoyed standing ovations at sell-out performances in major venues across the UK culminating at The Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre, London. Spell Songs was a highlight of The Hay International Literary Festival 2019 and in August 2019 they were invited to perform at the BBC's Lost Words Prom in the Royal Albert Hall. They will continue to tour each year. "There are songs here that would live with me for the rest of my years, even if I'd had no part in their making". Robert Macfarlane

Ledger Narratives - The Plains Indian Drawings in the Mark Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College (Paperback, First Tion):... Ledger Narratives - The Plains Indian Drawings in the Mark Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College (Paperback, First Tion)
Colin G. Calloway; Contributions by Michael Paul Jordan, Vera B Palmer, Joyce M. Szabo, Melanie Benson Taylor, …
R1,098 Discovery Miles 10 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The largest known collection of ledger art ever acquired by one individual is Mark Lansburgh's diverse assemblage of more than 140 drawings, now held by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College and catalogued in this important book. The Cheyennes, Crows, Kiowas, Lakotas, and other Plains peoples created the genre known as ledger art in the mid-nineteenth century. Before that time, these Indians had chronicled the heroic achievements of their warriors and chiefs on rock, buffalo robes, and tipi covers. As they came into increasing contact with American traders, the artists recorded their experiences in pencil and crayon drawings on paper bound in ledger or account books. The drawings became known as ledger art.
This volume presents in full color the Lansburgh collection in its entirety. The drawings are narratives depicting Plains lifeways through Plains eyes. They include landscapes and scenes of battle, hunting, courting, ceremony, incarceration, and travel by foot, horse, train, and boat. Ledger art also served to prompt memories of horse raids and heroic exploits in battle.
In addition to showcasing the Lansburgh collection, "Ledger Narratives" augments the growing literature on this art form by providing seven new essays that suggest some of the many stories the drawings contain and that look at them from innovative perspectives. The authors--scholars of art history, anthropology, history, and Native American studies--touch on such themes as gender, social status, sovereignty, tribal and intertribal politics, economic exchange, and confinement and space in a changing world.
The Lansburgh collection includes some of the most arresting examples of Plains Indian art, and the essays in this volume help us see and hear the multiple narratives these drawings relate.

Origami Paper 200 sheets Marbled Patterns 6" (15 cm) - Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Double Sided Origami Sheets Printed... Origami Paper 200 sheets Marbled Patterns 6" (15 cm) - Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Double Sided Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Patterns (Instructions for 6 Projects Included) (Notebook / blank book)
Tuttle Publishing
R226 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This pack contains 200 high-quality origami sheets printed with elegant marbled patterns. These colorful origami papers were developed to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 unique patterns, and all of the papers are printed with coordinating colors on the reverse to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami models that show both the front and back. This origami paper pack includes: 200 sheets of high-quality origami paper 12 unique patterns Vibrant and bright colors Double-sided color 6 x 6 inch (15 cm) squares Step-by-step instructions for 6 easy-to-fold origami projects

A Lesser Love - Poems (Paperback): E. J. Koh A Lesser Love - Poems (Paperback)
E. J. Koh
R403 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R81 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Lesser Love is a book of love poems and elegies for those who have fumbled and stumbled and disappointed. These are poems of love and departure for romantic partners, family members, even countries and communities. Raised around diasporic Korean communities, E. J. Koh has descibred her work as deeply influenced by the idea of jeong, which can be translated as a deep attachment, bond, and reciprocity for places, people, and things. This spirit of jeong permeates this book of poems that are astonishing in the connections they draw and the ties they bind. In A Lesser Love readers will find poems composed of ""Ingredients for Memories that Can Be Used as Explosives"" and poems composed of chemistry equations that convert light into ""reasonable dioxide"" and then further transmogrify the formula into a complex understanding of the parent-child relationship. A book of intimate poems that invite readers into a private world, that geography grows wider and more interconnected with each passing page. Through the eyes of mothers, fathers, daughters, aunts, friends, and lovers, we see the tragedy of a sinking ferry, they hypocrisies of government agencies, the aftermath of war, and a very wide view through the Hubble space telescope. With evocative lyricism and profound emotional intensity Koh has crafted a book of poems that charm and delight and profoundly enrich.

Picturing Indian Territory - Portraits of the Land That Became Oklahoma, 1819-1907 (Hardcover): B. Byron Price Picturing Indian Territory - Portraits of the Land That Became Oklahoma, 1819-1907 (Hardcover)
B. Byron Price; Foreword by John R. Lovett; Contributions by James Peck, Mark Andrew White
R872 R693 Discovery Miles 6 930 Save R179 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Throughout the nineteenth century, the land known as ""Indian Territory"" was populated by diverse cultures, troubled by shifting political boundaries, and transformed by historical events that were colorful, dramatic, and often tragic. Beyond its borders, most Americans visualized the area through the pictures produced by non-Native travelers, artists, and reporters - all with differing degrees of accuracy, vision, and skill. The images in Picturing Indian Territory, and the eponymous exhibit it accompanies, conjure a wildly varied vision of Indian Territory's past. Spanning nearly nine decades, these artworks range from the scientific illustrations found in English naturalist Thomas Nuttall's journal to the paintings of Frederic Remington, Henry Farny, and Charles Schreyvogel. The volume's three essays situate these works within the historical narratives of westward expansion, the creation of an ""Indian Territory"" separate from the rest of the United States, and Oklahoma's eventual statehood in 1907. James Peck focuses on artists who produced images of Native Americans living in this vast region during the pre-Civil War era. In his essay, B. Byron Price picks up the story at the advent of the Civil War and examines newspaper and magazine reports as well as the accounts of government functionaries and artist-travelers drawn to the region by the rapidly changing fortunes of the area's traditional Indian cultures in the wake of non-Indian settlement. Mark Andrew White then looks at the art and illustration resulting from the unrelenting efforts of outsiders who settled Indian and Oklahoma Territories in the decades before statehood. Some of the artworks featured in this volume have never before been displayed; some were produced by more than one artist; others are anonymous. Many were completed by illustrators on-site, as the events they depicted unfolded, while other artists relied on written accounts and vivid imaginations. Whatever their origin, these depictions of the people, places, and events of ""Indian Country"" defined the region for contemporary American and European audiences. Today they provide a rich visual record of a key era of western and Oklahoma history - and of the ways that art has defined this important cultural crossroads.

Branding the American West - Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 (Hardcover): Marian Wardle, Sarah E. Boehme Branding the American West - Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 (Hardcover)
Marian Wardle, Sarah E. Boehme
R1,224 Discovery Miles 12 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Artists and filmmakers in the early twentieth century reshaped our vision of the American West. In particular, the Taos Society of Artists and the California-based artist Maynard Dixon departed from the legendary depiction of the ""Wild West"" and fostered new images, or brands, for western art. This volume, illustrated with more than 150 images, examines select paintings and films to demonstrate how these artists both enhanced and contradicted earlier representations of the West. Prior to this period, American art tended to portray the West as a wild frontier with untamed lands and peoples. Renowned artists such as Henry Farny and Frederic Remington set their work in the past, invoking an environment immersed in conflict and violence. This trademark perspective began to change, however, when artists enamored with the Southwest stamped a new imprint on their paintings. The contributors to this volume illuminate the complex ways in which early-twentieth-century artists, as well as filmmakers, evoked a southwestern environment not just suspended in time but also permanent rather than transient. Yet, as the authors also reveal, these artists were not entirely immune to the siren call of the vanishing West, and their portrayal of peaceful yet ""exotic"" Native Americans was an expansion rather than a dismissal of earlier tropes. Both brands cast a romantic spell on the West, and both have been seared into public consciousness. Branding the American West is published in association with the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, and the Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas.

Surviving Desires - Making and Selling Native Jewellery in the American Southwest (Paperback): Henrietta Lidchi Surviving Desires - Making and Selling Native Jewellery in the American Southwest (Paperback)
Henrietta Lidchi
R885 R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Save R179 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In its classic union of gleaming silver and blue turquoise, Native American jewellery of the Southwest is an iconic art form. Internationally recognized and locally significant, Native American jewellery has a compelling history--it represents the persistence of tradition while encapsulating the vitality of Native American communities and the continuously transforming nature of the jewellery makers' art. Author Henrietta Lidchi focuses on jewellery in the cultural economy of the Southwest, exploring jewellery making as a decorative art form in constant transition. She describes the jewellery as subject to a number of desires, controlled at different times by government agencies, individual entrepreneurs, traders, curators, and Native American communities. Lidchi explores the jewellery as craft, material culture, commodity, and adornment. Considering the impact of tourism, she discusses fakes in the market and the artists' desires to codify traditional styles, explaining how these factors can affect stylistic development and value. Surviving Desires suggests the complexity and reinvention innate to Native American jewellery as a commercial craft. Drawing on the author's archival research and on interviews she conducted with Native American jewellers and with traders, dealers, and curators, this volume examines British collecting, exchanges between British and American institutions, and the development of the British Museum's contemporary collection. Lavishly illustrated with 300 color photographs of jewellery in the British Museum, the National Museums Scotland, and major collections in the United States, Surviving Desires presents many previously unpublished pieces and showcases works by Native American jewellers who include the best-known names in the field today. The volume is a visually stunning exploration of the symbolic, economic, and communal value of jewellery in the American Southwest.

Alfred Hair - Heart of the Highwaymen (Hardcover): Gary Monroe Alfred Hair - Heart of the Highwaymen (Hardcover)
Gary Monroe
R934 R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The undervalued force behind the Highwaymen phenomenon. A long-awaited testament to the life and work of Alfred Hair, the driving force of the Florida Highwaymen, this book introduces a charismatic personality whose energy and creativity were foundational to the success of his fellow African American artists during the era of Jim Crow segregation. Shot and killed in a barfight at the age of 29, Hair lived his short life fully, with a zest and intensity that informed his art. In high school he made canvas frames in the Fort Pierce studio of A. E. Backus, the painter who inspired the style of the Highwaymen, and soon became the artist's protege. By the time Hair graduated in 1961, he was painting luminous South Florida landscapes and selling them door to door. One of the only formally trained Highwaymen, he spurred on the collective of artists as they traversed the state in search of the white clientele who would buy their artwork.Hair's paintings, reproduced here in brilliant color, are marked by their spontaneous, gestural, carefree flair. He was known for his fast painting, which yielded a sense of place well-suited for Florida's postwar residents. These oil paintings hung in their homes and offices like trophies. Sold before the oils were dry, Hair's paintings appeared to their first owners to glow from within. "Alfred could paint as fast as he wanted and as good as he wanted," said Highwayman Al Black. Hair would work on as many as 20 paintings at once to make more money. His goal, as he often declared, was to be a millionaire.Gary Monroe describes Hair's upbringing, growth as an artist, and romantic escapades and marriage, ending with the tragic events that unfolded at the juke joint known as Eddie's Place the night of August 9, 1970. Alfred Hair remembers a man who lifted the spirits of the Highwaymen painters and enhanced the idea of Florida through his art.

Making History - The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Paperback): Institute of American Indian Arts Making History - The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Paperback)
Institute of American Indian Arts; Edited by Nancy Marie Mithlo; Foreword by Robert Martin
R1,140 Discovery Miles 11 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Making History: The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is a unique contribution to the fields of visual culture, arts education, and American Indian studies. Written by scholars actively producing Native art resources, this book guides readers--students, educators, collectors, and the public--in how to learn about Indigenous cultures as visualized in our creative endeavors. By highlighting the rich resources and history of the Institute of American Indian Arts, the only tribal college in the nation devoted to the arts whose collections reflect the full tribal diversity of Turtle Island, these essays present a best-practices approach to understanding Indigenous art from a Native-centric point of view. Topics include biography, pedagogy, philosophy, poetry, coding, arts critique, curation, and writing about Indigenous art. Featuring two original poems, ten essays authored by senior scholars in the field of Indigenous art, nearly two hundred works of art, and twenty-four archival photographs from the IAIA's nearly sixty-year history, Making History offers an opportunity to engage the contemporary Native Arts movement.

Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist (Hardcover): Mark Humpal Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist (Hardcover)
Mark Humpal
R1,450 Discovery Miles 14 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Throughout his long and prolific career, Ray Stanford Strong (1905-2006) strove to capture the essence of the western American landscape. An accomplished painter who achieved national fame during the New Deal era, Strong is best known for his depiction of landscapes in California and Oregon, rendered in his signature plein air style. This beautiful volume, featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations, is the first comprehensive exploration of Strong's life and artistry. Through family papers, archives, photographs, and a two-year series of interviews conducted with the artist personally, Mark Humpal traces Strong's journey from his childhood on an Oregon berry farm to his artistically formative years in New York and San Francisco. After moving back to the West Coast, Strong produced important works for the WPA, executed major diorama projects for two world expositions, helped organize the Santa Barbara Art Institute, and served as teacher and mentor for a new generation of plein air artists. But, as Humpal emphasizes, Strong distinguished himself by resisting the drumbeat of the avant-garde. During an era when many artists were experimenting with abstract expressionism, Strong never relinquished his personal vision and adherence to a more traditional style. With his outgoing personality, he forged friendships and associations with such prominent artists as Frank Vincent DuMond, Maynard Dixon, Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright, and John Steinbeck. Ultimately, Strong had little concern for his place in the sweep of art history. The proficiency he achieved through years of formal and informal study allowed him to craft a personal style difficult to categorize but unique and engaging. By expanding our understanding and appreciation of Strong's artistic contributions, this book offers a fitting tribute to one of America's finest landscape artists.

A Strange Mixture - The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians (Hardcover): Sascha T Scott A Strange Mixture - The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians (Hardcover)
Sascha T Scott
R1,380 Discovery Miles 13 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Attracted to the rich ceremonial life and unique architecture of the New Mexico pueblos, many early-twentieth-century artists depicted Pueblo peoples, places, and culture in paintings. These artists' encounters with Pueblo Indians fostered their awareness of Native political struggles and led them to join with Pueblo communities to champion Indian rights. In this book, art historian Sascha T. Scott examines the ways in which non-Pueblo and Pueblo artists advocated for American Indian cultures by confronting some of the cultural, legal, and political issues of the day. Scott closely examines the work of five diverse artists, exploring how their art was shaped by and helped to shape Indian politics. She places the art within the context of the interwar period, 1915-30, a time when federal Indian policy shifted away from forced assimilation and toward preservation of Native cultures. Through careful analysis of paintings by Ernest L. Blumenschein, John Sloan, Marsden Hartley, and Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), Scott shows how their depictions of thriving Pueblo life and rituals promoted cultural preservation and challenged the pervasive romanticizing theme of the ""vanishing Indian."" Georgia O'Keeffe's images of Pueblo dances, which connect abstraction with lived experience, testify to the legacy of these political and aesthetic transformations. Scott makes use of anthropology, history, and indigenous studies in her art historical narrative. She is one of the first scholars to address varied responses to issues of cultural preservation by aesthetically and culturally diverse artists, including Pueblo painters. Beautifully designed, this book features nearly sixty artworks reproduced in full color.

San Francisco Lithographer - African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown (Hardcover): Robert J. Chandler San Francisco Lithographer - African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown (Hardcover)
Robert J. Chandler; Foreword by Ron Tyler; Afterword by Shirley Ann Wilson Moore
R1,117 Discovery Miles 11 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Grafton Tyler Brown--whose heritage was likely one-eighth African American--finessed his way through San Francisco society by passing for white. Working in an environment hostile to African American achievement, Brown became a successful commercial artist and businessman in the rough-and-tumble gold rush era and the years after the Civil War. Best known for his bird's-eye cityscapes, he also produced and published maps, charts, and business documents, and he illustrated books, sheet music, advertisements, and labels for cans and other packaging.

This biography by a distinguished California historian gives an underappreciated artist and his work recognition long overdue. Focusing on Grafton Tyler Brown's lithography and his life in nineteenth-century San Francisco, Robert J. Chandler offers a study equally fascinating as a business and cultural history and as an introduction to Brown the artist.

Chandler's contextualization of Brown's career goes beyond the issue of race. Showing how Brown survived and flourished as a businessman, Chandler offers unique insight into the growth of printing and publishing in California and the West. He examines the rise of lithography, its commercial and cultural importance, and the competition among lithographic companies. He also analyzes Brown's work and style, comparing it to the products of rival firms.

Brown was not respected as a fine artist until after his death. Collectors of western art and Americana now recognize the importance of Californiana and of Brown's work, some of which depicts Portland and the Pacific Northwest, and they will find Chandler's checklist, descriptions, and reproductions of Brown's ephemera--including billheads and maps--as uniquely valuable as Chandler's contribution to the cultural and commercial history of California. In an afterword, historian Shirley Ann Wilson Moore discusses the circumstances and significance of passing in nineteenth-century America.

The Making of a Caribbean Avant-Garde - Postmodernism as Post-nationalism (Paperback): Therese Kaspersen Hadchity The Making of a Caribbean Avant-Garde - Postmodernism as Post-nationalism (Paperback)
Therese Kaspersen Hadchity
R1,391 Discovery Miles 13 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Focusing on the Anglophone Caribbean, The Making of a Caribbean Avant-Garde describes the rise and gradual consolidation of the visual arts avant-garde, which came to local and international attention in the 1990s. The book is centered on the critical and aesthetic strategies employed by this avant-garde to repudiate the previous generation's commitment to modernism and anti-colonialism. In three sections, it highlights the many converging factors, which have pushed this avant-garde to the forefront of the region's contemporary scene, and places it all in the context of growing dissatisfaction with the post-colonial state and its cultural policies. This generational transition has manifested itself not only in a departure from "traditional" in favor of "new" media (i.e., installation, performance, and video rather than painting and sculpture), but also in the advancement of a "postnationalist postmodernism," which reaches for diasporic and cosmopolitan frames of reference. Section one outlines the features of a preceding "Creole modernism" and explains the different guises of postnationalism in the region's contemporary art. In section two, momentum is connected to the proliferation of independent art spaces and transnational networks, which connect artists across and beyond the region and open up possibilities unavailable to earlier generations. Section three demonstrates the impact of this conceptual and organizational evolution on the selection and exhibition of Caribbean art in the metropole. The contemporary art scene?

Zen Scratch Art: Classic Kimono Patterns (Book): Gakken Giftworks Zen Scratch Art: Classic Kimono Patterns (Book)
Gakken Giftworks; Illustrated by Yoshiyasu
R294 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Generations of Dissent - Intellectuals, Cultural Production, and the State in the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback):... Generations of Dissent - Intellectuals, Cultural Production, and the State in the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback)
Alexa Firat, R. Shareah Taleghani; Contributions by Suzanne Gauch, Eman Morsi, Alessandro Columbu, …
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Situated in the fields of contemporary literary and cultural studies, the ten essays collected in Generations of Dissent shed light on the artistic creativity, cultural production, intellectual movements, and acts of political dissidence across the Middle East and North Africa. Born of the contributors' research on dissidence and state co-option in a variety of artistic and creative fields, the volume's core themes reflect the notion that the recent Arab uprisings did not appear in a cultural, political, or historical vacuum. Rather than focus on how protestors "finally" broke the walls of fear created by authoritarian regimes in the region, these essays show that the uprisings were rooted in multiple generations and various acts of resistance decades prior to 2010-11. Firat and Taleghani's volume maps the complicated trajectories of artistic and creative dissent across time and space, showing how artists have challenged institutions and governments over the past six decades.

A Northern Cheyenne Album - Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis (Paperback): John Woodenlegs A Northern Cheyenne Album - Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis (Paperback)
John Woodenlegs; Edited by Margot Liberty
R775 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R148 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rare photographs document the lives of Cheyenne people during the early reservation yearsIn 1878 the Northern Cheyennes left what is now Oklahoma, where they had been incarcerated, and began an epic journey back to their homeland. They suffered great losses, but a small group of survivors reached its destination in southeastern Montana in 1879 and eventually won the right to a reservation there. A Northern Cheyenne Album presents a rare series of never-before-published photographs that document the lives of tribal people on the reservation during the early twentieth century - a period of rapid change. Reservation physician and expert photographer Thomas B. Marquis captured Northern Cheyenne life in numerous images taken from 1926 to 1935. After 1960, former tribal president John Woodenlegs and others interviewed tribal elders and, drawing on tape recordings, composed the photos' lively captions. Margot Liberty, editor of this volume, has added her own descriptions, filling in details of Northern Cheyenne culture and history from a scholar's viewpoint. A valuable record of an all-but-forgotten generation, this volume is also an inspiring tribute to the Northern Cheyenne elders whose resilience and adaptability helped ensure the future of their people.

Mapping Indigenous Land - Native Land Grants in Colonial New Spain (Hardcover): Ana Pulido Rull Mapping Indigenous Land - Native Land Grants in Colonial New Spain (Hardcover)
Ana Pulido Rull
R1,265 Discovery Miles 12 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Between 1536 and 1601, at the request of the colonial administration of New Spain, indigenous artists crafted more than two hundred maps to be used as evidence in litigation over the allocation of land. These land grant maps, or mapas de mercedes de tierras, recorded the boundaries of cities, provinces, towns, and places; they made note of markers and ownership, and, at times, the extent and measurement of each field in a territory, along with the names of those who worked it. With their corresponding case files, these maps tell the stories of hundreds of natives and Spaniards who engaged in legal proceedings either to request land, to oppose a petition, or to negotiate its terms. Mapping Indigenous Land explores how, as persuasive and rhetorical images, these maps did more than simply record the disputed territories for lawsuits. They also enabled indigenous communities - and sometimes Spanish petitioners - to translate their ideas about contested spaces into visual form; offered arguments for the defense of these spaces; and in some cases even helped protect indigenous land against harmful requests. Drawing on her own paleography and transcription of case files, author Ana Pulido Rull shows how much these maps can tell us about the artists who participated in the lawsuits and about indigenous views of the contested lands. Considering the mapas de mercedes de tierras as sites of cross-cultural communication between natives and Spaniards, Pulido Rull also offers an analysis of Medieval and Modern Castilian law, its application in colonial New Spain, and the possibilities it opened for the native population. An important contribution to the literature on Mexico's indigenous cartography and colonial art, Pulido Rull's work suggests new ways of understanding how colonial space itself was contested, negotiated, and defined.

Paintings from Mughal India (Paperback, New): Andrew Topsfield Paintings from Mughal India (Paperback, New)
Andrew Topsfield
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A unique style of court painting, combining Persian, Indian and European elements, developed in India under the Mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally an art of book illustration, it soon gave rise to highly naturalistic portraiture and scenes of court life, among other subjects. These elegant and expressive works reflect the splendour of the Mughal empire, as well as the enthusiasm of the emperors from Akbar (1556-1605) onwards for stories of adventure and romance, for the recording of great imperial assemblies, or the meticulous depiction of the flora and fauna of India. Among the highlights of the book are the illustrations to Akbar's magnificent Baharistan manuscript of 1595, and the court scenes from the reigns of Shah Jahan (1627-58) or the pleasure-loving Muhammad Shah (1719-48). This book reproduces many of the finest Mughal and Deccani paintings preserved in the Bodleian Library's rich and historic collection, largely formed between 1640 and 1900. These pictures range in date from around 1560 to 1800, when British influence was becoming dominant in India. Each image is presented as a full page colour plate with facing text describing its subject and significance, while the introduction situates the works within the general context of the period and its art. A number of textual revisions have been made since the book first appeared in 2008.

Tiles Design Postcard Book (Cards): National Trust Tiles Design Postcard Book (Cards)
National Trust
R167 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R40 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A book of 25 detachable postcards of beautiful and eclectic tiles from the National Trust collections. Includes such famous names as Delft and de Morgan and William Morris, as well as rare gems found in bathrooms, fireplaces and even pubs. A great gift for anyone interested in art, pattern design or history.A

Sketching from the Imagination - Anime & Manga (Paperback): Publishing 3DTotal Sketching from the Imagination - Anime & Manga (Paperback)
Publishing 3DTotal
R630 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R74 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Enter the vivid world of manga and anime art, with its unique aesthetic and unmistakably rendered characters. The latest in the popular Sketching from the Imagination series, Anime captures the work of 50 artists as they put their own spin on this intriguing style and share the inspiration, processes, and techniques that brought their imaginary manga creations to life.

North American Indian Art - Masterpieces and Museum Collections from the Netherlands (Hardcover): Pieter Hovens, Bruce Bernstein North American Indian Art - Masterpieces and Museum Collections from the Netherlands (Hardcover)
Pieter Hovens, Bruce Bernstein
R1,231 Discovery Miles 12 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Painted Journeys - The Art of John Mix Stanley (Paperback): Peter H. Hassrick, Mindy N. Besaw Painted Journeys - The Art of John Mix Stanley (Paperback)
Peter H. Hassrick, Mindy N. Besaw; Foreword by Bruce B Eldredge
R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Artist-explorer John Mix Stanley (1814-1872), one of the most celebrated chroniclers of the American West in his time, was in a sense a victim of his own success. So highly regarded was his work that more than two hundred of his paintings were held at the Smithsonian Institution - where in 1865 a fire destroyed all but seven of them. This volume, featuring a comprehensive collection of Stanley's extant art, reproduced in full color, offers an opportunity - and ample reason - to rediscover the remarkable accomplishments of this outsize figure of nineteenth-century American culture. Originally from New York State, Stanley journeyed west in 1842 to paint Indian life. During the U.S.-Mexican War, he joined a frontier military expedition and traveled from Santa Fe to California, producing sketches and paintings of the campaign along the way - work that helped secure his fame in the following decades. He was also appointed chief artist for Isaac Stevens's survey of the 48th parallel for a proposed transcontinental railroad. The essays in this volume, by noted scholars of American art, document and reflect on Stanley's life and work from every angle. The authors consider the artist's experience on government expeditions; his solo tours among the Oregon settlers and western and Plains Indians; and his career in Washington and search for government patronage, as well as his individual works. With contributions by Emily C. Burns, Scott Manning Stevens, Lisa Strong, Melissa Speidel, Jacquelyn Sparks, and Emily C. Wilson, the essays in this volume convey the full scope of John Mix Stanley's artistic accomplishment and document the unfolding of that uniquely American vision throughout the artist's colorful life. Together they restore Stanley to his rightful place in the panorama of nineteenth-century American life and art.

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