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Tiger: 100 Representations in Classic Japanese Art (Solar Books - Solar East)
Tiger: 100 Representations in Classic Japanese Art (Solar Books - Solar East)
by Candice Black
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“I heard the warning: /‘Here is the tigers’ kingdom”—Yosano Tekkan For over one thousand years, the image of the tiger spread from Buddhist temple carvings to other artistic forms across China and Korea. The tiger... (read more)

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Tokaido Texts and Tales: Tokaido Gojusan Tsui by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada (Cofrin Asian Art)
Tokaido Texts and Tales: Tokaido Gojusan Tsui by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada (Cofrin Asian Art)
by Andreas Marks
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andldquo;These innovative prints have been considered one of the most seminal series from the era. Tokaido Texts and Tales investigates the sources of the legends, folklore, and fictional stories told in these prints, and persuasively foregrounds the... (read more)

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Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives (with Artystudy, Timeline Printed Access Card)
Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives (with Artystudy, Timeline Printed Access Card)
by Fred S. Kleiner
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A beautiful book that you will want to keep on your coffee table long after you complete your art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: NON-WESTERN PERSPECTIVE and its accompanying ArtStudy CD-ROM is a comprehensive and thoughtfully... (read more)

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The Louvre: All the Paintings
The Louvre: All the Paintings
by Erich Lessing
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An historic publishing event! Endorsed by the Louvre and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular museum is available in one stunning book. All 3,022 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre are... (read more)

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Bay Area Figurative Art
Bay Area Figurative Art
by Caroline A. Jones
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"Should be the classic, central, definitive work on the emergence of Bay Area Figurative painting."and#151;Paul Mills, author of The New Figurative Painting of David... (read more)

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Roman Art
Roman Art
by Nancy H. Ramage
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions... (read more)

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How to Look at a Painting
How to Look at a Painting
by Francoise Barbe-gall
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  Which of us, when finding ourselves in the presence of a painting, has not sensed that we lack the keys to decipher it? We feel an emotional response, but the work still seems to evade our understanding. Francoise Barbe-Gall combines a nuanced... (read more)

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Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America
Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America
by Miles Harvey
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In this vibrantly told, meticulously researched book, Miles Harvey reveals one of the most fascinating and overlooked lives in American history. Like The Island of Lost Maps, his bestselling book about a legendary map thief, Painter in a Savage Land is a... (read more)

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Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art)
Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art)
by Ai Weiwei
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andlt;Pandgt;In 2006, even though he could barely type, China's most famous artist started blogging. For more than three years, Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary, criticism of government policy, thoughts on art and... (read more)

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About Looking
About Looking
by John Berger
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As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers... (read more)

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How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art: Abstract Expressionism, Freedom, & the Cold War
How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art: Abstract Expressionism, Freedom, & the Cold War
by Serge Guilbaut
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"A provocative interpretation of the political and cultural history of the early cold war years. . . . By insisting that art, even art of the avant-garde, is part of the general culture, not autonomous or above it, he forces us to think differently not... (read more)

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Art in Renaissance Italy: 1350-1500 (Oxford History of Art)
Art in Renaissance Italy: 1350-1500 (Oxford History of Art)
by Evelyn S Welch
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The Italian Renaissance was a pivotal period in the history of Western culture during which artists such as Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo created some of the world's most influential and exciting works in a variety of artistic fields... (read more)

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Perspective as Symbolic Form
Perspective as Symbolic Form
by Erwin Panofsky
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Erwin Panofsky's Perspective as Symbolic Form is one of the great works of modern intellectual history, the legendary text that has dominated all art historical and philosophical discussions on the topic of perspective in this century. Finally available... (read more)

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Art as Therapy
Art as Therapy
by Alain De Botton
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What is art’s purpose? In this engaging, lively, and controversial new book, bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton and art historian John Armstrong propose a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that they can be useful... (read more)

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History of Beauty (10 Edition)
History of Beauty (10 Edition)
by Umberto Eco
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Now in paperback, Umberto Eco’s groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Eco, among Italy’s finest and most important contemporary... (read more)

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Art History: The Basics
Art History: The Basics
by Grant Pooke
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Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art... (read more)

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Chigusa and the Art of Tea
Chigusa and the Art of Tea
by Louise Allison Cort
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This innovative book narrates the history of a single object--a tea-leaf storage jar created in southern China during the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries--and describes how its role changed after it was imported to Japan and passed from owner to owner... (read more)

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Ed Emberley
Ed Emberley
by Todd Oldham
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Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his eighties, Ed Emberley is a Caldecott award-winning children's book illustrator and writer who has been creating original... (read more)

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Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry
Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry
by Judith Patt
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The graceful, evocative haiku featured here were composed by the renowned Japanese haiku masters of the past four hundred years, including Matsuo Bash, Taniguchi Buson, and Kobayashi Issa. The deceptively simple poemsrendered in English with Japanese... (read more)

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Still Looking: Essays on American Art
Still Looking: Essays on American Art
by John Updike
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When, in 1989, a collection of John Updikes writings on art appeared under the title Just Looking, a reviewer in the San Francisco Chronicle commented, “He refreshes for us the sense of prose opportunity that makes art a sustaining subject to... (read more)

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