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The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting Chieh Tzu YÂ Uan Hua Chuan 1679-1701
The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting Chieh Tzu YÂ Uan Hua Chuan 1679-1701
by Kai Wang
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Originally published as Volume 2 of The Tao of Painting, this is the first English translation of the famous Chinese handbook, the "Chieh Tzu Yüan Hua Chuan" (original, 1679-1701). Mai-mai Sze has translated and annotated the texts of instructions... (read more)

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Mike Kelley
Mike Kelley
by John Welchman
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Los Angeles-based sculptor, performance and installation artist Mike Kelley is one of the most important American artists to have emerged from the 1980s. Best known for his assemblage sculptures made from stuffed children's toys, often set upon the... (read more)

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Cave Temples of Magao : Art and History on the Silk Road (Conservation and Cultural Heritage Series) (00 Edition)
Cave Temples of Magao : Art and History on the Silk Road (Conservation and Cultural Heritage Series) (00 Edition)
by Roderick Whitfield
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The Mogao grottoes in China, situated near the oasis town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world's most significant sites of Buddhist art. In some five hundred caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi desert are... (read more)

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Nineteenth Century Art 2ND Edition a Critical History
Nineteenth Century Art 2ND Edition a Critical History
by Stephen Eisenman
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Adopted at over four hundred colleges and universities since its first publication in 1994, this book has established itself as the most popular and highly regarded textbook in the field. It embraces many aspects of the new, revised art history (its... (read more)

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Art and Homosexuality (11 Edition)
Art and Homosexuality (11 Edition)
by Christopher Reed
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Lavishly illustrated with over 175 black-and-white and color images that range from high to popular culture and from Ancient Greece to contemporary America, Christopher Reed's arresting book reveals the deep linkages between art and homosexuality as we... (read more)

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Stories of Art (02 Edition)
Stories of Art (02 Edition)
by James Elkins
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"Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate history of art. Concise and original, this engaging book is an antidote to the behemoth art history textbooks from which we were all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively, there can never be "one story of... (read more)

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A Place of Refuge: Maynard Dixon's Arizona
A Place of Refuge: Maynard Dixon's Arizona
by Thomas Brent Smith
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Western painter Maynard Dixon once pronounced “Arizona” “the magic name of a land bright and mysterious, of sun and sand, of tragedy and stark endeavor.” “So long had I dreamed of it,” he professed, “that when I... (read more)

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Isms: Understanding Art
Isms: Understanding Art
by Stephen Little
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The perfect pocket-sized guide for gallery and museum lovers who have a general interest in the arts, but not necessarily any formal education in the visual arts, this book uses an informative and engaging style to explain artists, styles and movements... (read more)

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Samurai: Stars of the Stage and Beautiful Women
Samurai: Stars of the Stage and Beautiful Women
by Gunda Luyken
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In the early 1960s, what was then the Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf received a large gift of Japanese woodcuts (Ukiyo-e), a gift to which the donor would generously add until 1988. This catalogue presents 220 pieces from this collection, by the enormously... (read more)

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Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920-1945
Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920-1945
by Kendall H. Brown
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Deco Japan introduces Japanese art in the art deco style through nearly two hundred works of metal, ceramics, lacquer, glass, furniture, textiles, painting, prints, and graphic design. While exhibiting spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated design... (read more)

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The Rembrandt House: A Catalogue of Rembrandt Etchings
The Rembrandt House: A Catalogue of Rembrandt Etchings
by Eva Ornstein-van Slooten
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The house on the Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam, where Rembrandt lived for more than twenty years, was opened as a museum in 1911. The complete collection of the Rembrandthuis, comprising more than 250 etchings as well as a number of drawings and paintings,... (read more)

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Art as Art
Art as Art
by Ad Reinhardt
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Ad Reinhardt is probably best known for his black paintings, which aroused as much controversy as admiration in the American art world when they were first exhibited in the 1950s. Although his ideas about art and life were often at odds with those of his... (read more)

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The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet
The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet
by Ian A. Baker
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On a willow-covered island in a sacred pond behind Tibet's Potala Palace is a pagoda-roofed temple that was built in the eighteenth century. Unknown artists created a series of mysterious paintings on the walls of the temple's private chapel, and these... (read more)

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Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories: A Pictorial Archive, 1850-1940 (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories: A Pictorial Archive, 1850-1940 (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Carol Belanger Grafton
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Over, 1,500 detailed cuts — selected from Harper's Bazaar, La Mode Illustrée, Life, The Delineator, and other vintage publications — span nearly 100 years of fashion history. On display are delightful examples of Victorian footwear and... (read more)

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German Expressionist Painting
German Expressionist Painting
by Peter Howard Selz
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Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books are Nathan Oliveira (California, 2002), Barbara Chase-Riboud, Sculptor (1999), Beyond the Mainstream (1996), and Art in Our Times (1981)... (read more)

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Christopher Blossom (Greenwich Workshop's New Century Artists)
Christopher Blossom (Greenwich Workshop's New Century Artists)
by Christopher Blossom
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This award-winning maritime painter conveys the essence of the seafaring experience.... (read more)

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ARTiculations: Undefining Chinese Contemporary Art
ARTiculations: Undefining Chinese Contemporary Art
by Jerome (edt) Silbergeld
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What does it mean to say that some of the best Chinese contemporary art is made in America, by Americans? Through words and images, this book challenges the artificial and narrowly conceived definitions of Chinese contemporary art that dominate current... (read more)

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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
by Neil Macgregor
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A profound exploration of the Bible's most controversial book—from the author of Beyond Belief and The Gnostic Gospels The strangest book of the New Testament, filled with visions of the Rapture, the whore of Babylon, and apocalyptic writing... (read more)

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Art of the Twentieth Century: Movements, Theories, Schools, and Trends 1900-2000
Art of the Twentieth Century: Movements, Theories, Schools, and Trends 1900-2000
by Loredana Parmesani
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Just what does the average gallery-goer know about Neo-Dada, Nouveau Réalisme, or the other art terms and movements that have followed close upon one another particularly in this century? If the ideas behind those works are unknown, then an... (read more)

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Set
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Set
by Aimee Brown Price
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An artist of pivotal importance to the generation of post-Impressionists from Seurat and Gauguin to Matisse and Picasso, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824 - 1898) played a crucial role in the history of late-19th-century French art and the development of... (read more)

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