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The Believer, Issue 114 (Paperback): Vendela Vida, Heidi Julavits, Karolina Waclawiak The Believer, Issue 114 (Paperback)
Vendela Vida, Heidi Julavits, Karolina Waclawiak
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The Believer, a five-time National Magazine Award finalist, is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine. In each issue, readers will find journalism and essays that are frequently very long, book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and interviews that are intimate, frank, and also very long. There are intricate illustrations by Tony Millionaire and a rotating cast of guest artists, poems, and regular columns by Nick Hornby and Daniel Handler. The annual Music Issue features Karen Tongson on her namesake, Karen Carpenter, and how the particular whiteness of the Carpenters' sound took off in the Philippines; Michael Snyder on a territory in northeast India in which contemporary Christian gospel is effecting near-total cultural assimilation; Phillip Pantuso on Guyanese songbird smugglers; Stephanie Elizondo Griest on dancers who place art above everything else in their lives; and Sandi Rankaduwa on the evolution of female emcees. There will also be (among other things) a special section on unreliable songwriters; a visual examination of Italo Disco's map to humanity's apotheosis via glitter and robot sex; and interviews with Enya, the LA Phil's Deborah Borda, punk bassist Mike Watt, rapper and producer Lil B, and legendary rock muse Bebe Buell.

Real-World Readings in Art Education - Things Your Professor Never Told You (Hardcover): Dennis Earl Fehr, Dristen King, Karen... Real-World Readings in Art Education - Things Your Professor Never Told You (Hardcover)
Dennis Earl Fehr, Dristen King, Karen Keifer-Boyd
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Contents:
Section I
1. Social Reform and the Voices of Art Teachers and Students Kathleen E. Connors
2. The Real World of Postmodern Childhood and Elementary Art Education Paul Duncrum
3. Teaching Art in Pubic Schools Elizabeth Delacruz
4. Radical Pedagogies: Overlaps, Tensions, and Fruitful Encounters Yvonne Gaudelius
5. The Penpal Project: Actively Seeking High School Students Voices Kristin Rauch
Section II
6. Gender Politics in the Back Seat of a lowrider Dennis Fehr
7. The Photography of Chandra Mc Cormick Calhoun and Keith Calhoun: Two Studies of Regional Art Harriet Walker
8. Mountain Cultures and Art Education Christine Ballengee Morris
9. Aesthetic Taste Within and Without the Art Academy Grace M. Deniston
10. You Don't Need a Penis to be a Genius! Deborah L. Smith-Shank
Section III
11. Cutting Edge Curricula: No More Retro Art Classes Olivia Gude
12. Deconstructing Images of Women in the Media Mary Wyrick
13. Sexual Identity and the Public School Art Education Laura Lampela
14. The Erotic, the Sacred and the Everyday Future Akins
15. Art in the Dark Lisette Ewing
16. "You Eat Watermelon and Are Stupid!" "You Eat Beans and Smell Bad!" Frank Pio
Section IV
17. Field Guide for the Young Art Educator: Guerilla Tactics for Resistance to Change Marianne Stevens Suggs and Gayle Weitz
18. Art Education's Age of Agendas: A Critical Theory Perspective on Standards, Policies and Mandates Marianne Stevens, Karen Hambleden
19. A Particpatory Process for Developing a Community-Based Art Curriculum Karen Keifer Boyd
20. Dangerously Dull Classrooms: Teacher Power and Control Ed Check
21. Internet Architecture: A Challenge to Modernist Disciplinary Mike Emme

The Arts Entwined - Music and Painting in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover): Marsha Morton, Peter L. Schmunk The Arts Entwined - Music and Painting in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover)
Marsha Morton, Peter L. Schmunk; Edited by Marsha L. Morton, Peter L. Schmunk
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This collection of essays by musicologists and art historians explores the reciprocal influences between music and painting during the nineteenth century, a critical period of gestation when instrumental music was identified as the paradigmatic expressive art and theoretically aligned with painting in the formulation ut pictura musica (as with music, so with painting). Under music's influence, painting approached the threshold of abstraction; concurrently many composers cultivated pictorial effects in their music. Individual essays address such themes as visualization in music, the literary vs. pictorial basis of the symphonic poem, musical pictorialism in painting and lithography, and the influence of Wagner on the visual arts. In these and other ways, both composers and painters actively participated in interarts discourses in seeking to redefine the very identity and aims of their art.

J.M.W. Turner - The Vaughan Bequest (Paperback, Revised edition): Christopher Baker J.M.W. Turner - The Vaughan Bequest (Paperback, Revised edition)
Christopher Baker
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J.M.W. Turner 1775-1851 was perhaps the most prolific and innovative of all British artists. His outstanding watercolours in the Scottish National Gallery are one of the most popular features of its collection. Bequeathed to the Gallery in 1899 by the distinguished collector Henry Vaughan, they have been exhibited, as he requested, every January for over 100 years. Renowned for their excellent state of preservation, they provide a remarkable overview of many of the most important aspects of Turner's career.

Photography and the Art Market (Hardcover): Juliet Hacking Photography and the Art Market (Hardcover)
Juliet Hacking
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The first part of this essential handbook provides an art-business analysis of the market for art photography and explains how to navigate it. The second is an art-historical account of the evolution of art photography from a marginal to a core component of the international fine-art scene. In tracing the emergence of a robust art-world subsystem for art photography, sustaining both significant art-world presence and strong trade, the book shows the solid foundations on which today's international market is built, examines how that market is evolving, and points to future developments. This pioneering handbook is a must-read for scholars, students, curators, dealers, photographers, private collectors, institutional buyers, and other arts professionals.

Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe - A Critical Anthology (Paperback): Ana Janevski, Roxana Marcoci, Ksenia... Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe - A Critical Anthology (Paperback)
Ana Janevski, Roxana Marcoci, Ksenia Nouril
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Joined Forces: Audience Participation in Theatre (Paperback): Anna Roza Burzynska Joined Forces: Audience Participation in Theatre (Paperback)
Anna Roza Burzynska
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Abia South & Southeast Asian Art (Hardcover): K.R.Van Kooij Abia South & Southeast Asian Art (Hardcover)
K.R.Van Kooij
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The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden has compiled a bibliographic database documenting publications on South and Southeast Asian art and archaeology. Twenty editors and documentalists in Leiden, Colombo, Bangkok, Dharwad, and Jakarta have collected the material in this first volume, and over 1,000 records describe monographs, articles in monographs, and articles in periodicals including reviews and Ph.D. dissertations published in 1996 and 1997. The records are arranged geographically and according to subject: pre- and proto-history, historical archaeology, ancient and modern art history, material culture, epigraphy and paleography, numismatics and sigillography.

Minor Ballet Composers - Biographical Sketches of Sixty-Six Underappreciated Yet Significant Contributors to the Body of West... Minor Ballet Composers - Biographical Sketches of Sixty-Six Underappreciated Yet Significant Contributors to the Body of West (Hardcover)
William E. Studwell, Bruce R. Schueneman; Edited by William E. Studwell
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While most music lovers are familiar with the famous scores of Tchaikovsky, Delibes, and Stravinsky, many other lesser-known composers also wrote for the ballet. Several of these composers wrote almost exclusively for the ballet--and all enriched the world of dance. Minor Ballet Composers presents biographical sketches of 66 underappreciated ballet composers of the 19th and 20th centuries from around the world, along with selected stories from the ballets they helped create. While the composers'contributions to ballet music are emphasized, all aspects of their lives and works are touched upon. Plot summaries and excerpts from reviews of many of the ballets are also provided. Other topics of interest you'll find covered in Minor Ballet Composers include: Les Six: Darius Milhaud, Louis Durey, Georges Auric, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, and Germaine Tailleferre--and their relationship with Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau how politics, revolutions, and wars have affected composers and their works who studied with whom; who collaborated with whom schools, movements, and musical renaissance the importance of opera to ballet music the relationship between film scores and ballet music which books, plays, stories, and folk tales certain ballets are based upon where many of these ballets premieredMinor Ballet Composers emphasizes the importance of second-tier composers and their influence on the rich tradition of music written for the dance (though in some cases the music was appropriated for the ballet from other original designs). The gathering of these composers in a single volume in appreciation of their ballet music, with a glossary of choreographers and an index of ballet titles, makes this book a useful volume for ballet aficionados, music librarians, musicians, and others interested in dance and dance music.

Making Memory Matter - Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art (Paperback, New edition): Lisa Saltzman Making Memory Matter - Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art (Paperback, New edition)
Lisa Saltzman
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In an ancient account of painting's origins, a woman traces the shadow of her departing lover on the wall in an act that anticipates future grief and commemoration. Lisa Saltzman shows here that nearly two thousand years after this story was first told, contemporary artists are returning to similar strategies of remembrance, ranging from vaudevillian silhouettes and sepulchral casts to incinerated architectures and ghostly processions.
Exploring these artists' work, Saltzman demonstrates that their methods have now eclipsed painting and traditional sculpture as preeminent forms of visual representation. She pays particular attention to the groundbreaking art of Krzysztof Wodiczko, who is known for his projections of historical subjects; Kara Walker, who creates powerful silhouetted images of racial violence in American history; and Rachel Whiteread, whose work centers on making casts of empty interior spaces. Each of the artists Saltzman discusses is struggling with the roles that history and memory have come to play in an age when any historical statement is subject to question and doubt. In identifying this new and powerful movement, she provides a framework for understanding the art of our time.

The Queer Art of Failure (Paperback): Judith Halberstam The Queer Art of Failure (Paperback)
Judith Halberstam
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"The Queer Art of Failure" is about finding alternatives--to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that claims to break new ground but cleaves to conventional archives. Judith Halberstam proposes "low theory" as a mode of thinking and writing that operates at many different levels at once. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one's way, to pursue difficult questions about complicity, and to find counterintuitive forms of resistance. Tacking back and forth between high theory and low theory, high culture and low culture, Halberstam looks for the unexpected and subversive in popular culture, avant-garde performance, and queer art. She pays particular attention to animated children's films, revealing narratives filled with unexpected encounters between the childish, the transformative, and the queer. Failure sometimes offers more creative, cooperative, and surprising ways of being in the world, even as it forces us to face the dark side of life, love, and libido.

Double Exposures - The Practice of Cultural Analysis (Hardcover): Mieke Bal Double Exposures - The Practice of Cultural Analysis (Hardcover)
Mieke Bal
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A feminist literary theorist, specialist in Rembrandt, and a scholar with a knack for reading Old Testament stories, Mieke Bal weaves a tapestry of signs and meanings that enrich our senses. Her subject is the act of showing, the gesture of exposing to view. In a museum, for example, the object is on display, made visually available. "That's how it is," the display proclaims. But who says so?
Bal's subjects are displays from the American Museum of Natural History, paintings by such figures as Courbet, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Rembrandt, as well as works by twentieth-century artists, and such literary texts as Shakespeare's "Rape of Lucrece."

The Collection for the poor Collector (Paperback): Thomas Geiger The Collection for the poor Collector (Paperback)
Thomas Geiger
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The Art Rules - Wisdom and Guidance from Art World Experts (Paperback): Paul Klein The Art Rules - Wisdom and Guidance from Art World Experts (Paperback)
Paul Klein
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A well-known advocate and proponent of art in Chicago, Paul Klein is a long-time gallerist whose friendships with artists, dealers, collectors, and curators have afforded him a rare vantage point on the vagaries and victories of the art world. Since closing his gallery in 2004, he has parlayed his insider knowledge into a cottage industry that addresses the imbalance between visual artists' gifts for creation and their frequent unfamiliarity with managing successful careers. Advising artists as they navigate the commercial aspects of their work, Klein teaches courses and seminars that explore what museum curators are looking for in contemporary artists, how galleries select their artists, how to sell to corporate art consultants, how to price art, and many other subjects. Based on his many years in both the art world as a gallery owner and educator, The Art Rules is a practical, operational guide for visual artists that demystifies the art world and empowers practitioners to find success on their own terms. Bringing together the personal experiences of hundreds of major art world leaders, Klein chronicles their success, their staying power, their interests, and their passions. Filling a major void, The Art Rules gives practitioners the tools they need to realize their potential. Ultimately, Klein shows, success is not particularly complicated, but it is rarely taught, shared, or demonstrated for the visual artist. This book does precisely that.

Yokai Wonderland - More from YUMOTO Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art (Paperback): Koichi Yomoto Yokai Wonderland - More from YUMOTO Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art (Paperback)
Koichi Yomoto
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Europe and the Sea (Hardcover): Dorlis Blume, Christiana Brennecke, Ursula Breymayer, Thomas Eisentraut Europe and the Sea (Hardcover)
Dorlis Blume, Christiana Brennecke, Ursula Breymayer, Thomas Eisentraut
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The history and culture of Europe has been decisively shaped by the exploration and use of the seas surrounding Europe. This catalogue book reflects the significance of the sea as a space of rule and trade for Europeans, as bridge and border, as resource and a site of desire. The book also reviews the changing perception of the sea in the arts. Europe is a maritime continent: measured by the length of its coasts and its total size, none of the five continental masses on the planet has more points of cont act with the seas than Europe. The importance of the sea for the development of European civilisation is illustrated by the themes of myths, shipbuilding and seafaring, rule of the seas, European coastal trade, expansion, the slave trade, migration, the ma ritime global economy, resources, oceanography, tourism, and the artistic perception of the sea. Thirteen themes, each linked to a port city, range from Antiquity to the present day and demonstrate that the domination of the seas was a central component of European power politics for centuries.

China's Lost Art Loan - Finding the Missing Imperial Treasures (Paperback): O. M. Lewis China's Lost Art Loan - Finding the Missing Imperial Treasures (Paperback)
O. M. Lewis
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Good Morning (Paperback): Joshua Abelow Good Morning (Paperback)
Joshua Abelow
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After Silence - A History of AIDS through Its Images (Hardcover): Avram Finkelstein After Silence - A History of AIDS through Its Images (Hardcover)
Avram Finkelstein
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Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words "Silence=Death." The graphic and the slogan still resonate widely today, the latter an anthem for AIDS activism, and are often used-and misused-to brand the entire movement, appearing in a variety of ubiquitous manifestations. Cofounder of the collective Silence=Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and other protest artworks associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In his writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the political process, Finkelstein exposes us to a different side of the traditional HIV/AIDS history told twenty-five years later and offers a creative toolbox for those who want to learn how art and activism save lives.

Riverscapes and National Identities (Paperback): Tricia Cusack Riverscapes and National Identities (Paperback)
Tricia Cusack
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Painted riverscapes such as Claude Monet's impressions of the Seine, Isaak Levitan's Volga views, or Thomas Cole's Hudson scenery became iconic not least because they embodied nationalist ideas about place and about culture. At a time when nationalism was taking root across Europe and the United States, the riverscape played an important role in transforming the abstract idea of the nation into a potent visual image. It not only offered a picture of the nation's physical character, but through aspects such as style, the figures portrayed, and the nature of the implied spectator, it presented a cultural ideal. In this highly original book, Tricia Cusak explores significance of painted riverscapes to the creation of national identities in nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe and America. Focusing on five rivers, the Hudson, the Volga, the Seine, the Thames, and the Shannon, the author outlines the history of the development of national landscapes, elaborating on the distinctive nature of riverscapes. Drawing on the symbolic potential of rivers to represent life and time, the riverscape provided a metaphor for the mythic stream of national history flowing unimpeded out of the past and into the future.

Guillaume Jean Constantin (1755-1816) - A Drawings Dealer in Paris (Paperback): Joachim Jacoby Guillaume Jean Constantin (1755-1816) - A Drawings Dealer in Paris (Paperback)
Joachim Jacoby
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Graphite 10 (Paperback): 3DTotal Publishing Graphite 10 (Paperback)
3DTotal Publishing
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GRAPHITE 10 is 104 pages of the most inspiring and beautifully presented content focused on traditional drawing and illustration. As always, in this issue readers will be guided through the creative processes of a diverse selection of the best and most inspiring artists from around the globe and given an invaluable insight into how to create gripping illustrations and believable creature designs, and how to capture the raw energy of an urban environment in a sketch.

One Hundred Years of Futurism - Aesthetics, Politics and Performance (Paperback): John London One Hundred Years of Futurism - Aesthetics, Politics and Performance (Paperback)
John London
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More than one hundred years after Futurism exploded onto the European stage with its unique brand of art and literature, there is a need to reassess the whole movement, from its Italian roots to its international ramifications. In wide-ranging essays based on fresh research, the contributors to this collection examine both the original context and the cultural legacy of Futurism. Chapters touch on topics such as Futurism and Fascism, the geopolitics of Futurism, the Futurist woman, and translating Futurist texts. A large portion of the book is devoted to the practical aspects of performing Futurist theatrical ideas in the twenty-first century.

Trait  Th Orique Et Pratique De La Propri T  Litt Raire Et Artistique Et Du Droit De Repr Sentation (Paperback): Pouillet E. Trait Th Orique Et Pratique De La Propri T Litt Raire Et Artistique Et Du Droit De Repr Sentation (Paperback)
Pouillet E.
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Curatorial Activism - Towards an Ethics of Curating (Hardcover): Maura Reilly Curatorial Activism - Towards an Ethics of Curating (Hardcover)
Maura Reilly
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Only 16% of the most recent Venice Biennale artists were female. A mere 14% of MoMA's 2016 display is by non-white artists. Only one third of artists represented by US galleries are female, but over two-thirds of the enrolment in art and art-history programmes is young women... The fight for gender and race equality in the art world is far from over. Indeed, the more closely one examines the numbers, the more glaring it becomes that white, Euro-American, heterosexual, privileged and, above all, male artists continue to dominate the art world. Arranged in thematic sections focusing on feminism, race and sexuality, this book examines and illustrates pioneering examples of exhibitions that have broken down boundaries and demonstrated that new approaches are possible, from Nochlin's `Women Artists' at the LACMA in the mid-1970s to Martin's `Carambolages' in 2016 at the Grand Palais in Paris. By exposing both the disparities and inclusive solutions, the author addresses the urgent need in the contemporary art world for curatorial strategies that provide alternatives to exclusionary models of collecting and display. In so doing, she provides an invaluable source of information for current thinkers and, in a world dominated by visual culture, a vital source of inspiration for today's ever-expanding new generation of curators.

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