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223 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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N2517 .A55185 2015 F Unavailable In process Request
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xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • The art of mathematics
  • How many guards does an art gallery need?
  • Aspects of aspect ratios
  • Vickrey auctions
  • How to sing in tune
  • The Grand Jeté
  • Impossible beliefs
  • Xerography-- Déjà vu all over again
  • Making pages look nice
  • The sound of silence
  • A most unusual cake recipe
  • Designing roller coasters
  • The beginning of the universe live on TV
  • Coping with stress
  • Art is critical
  • Culinary arts
  • Curved triangles
  • The days of the week
  • The case for procrastination
  • Diamonds are forever
  • How do you doodle?
  • Why are eggs egg-shaped
  • The El Greco effect
  • Eureka
  • What the eye tells the brain
  • Why the flag of Nepal is unique
  • The Indian rope trick
  • An image that defeats the eye
  • It's Friday the thirteenth again
  • Strip friezes
  • The gherkin
  • Hedging your bets
  • Infinity at the theater
  • Shedding light on (and with) the golden ratio
  • Magic squares
  • Mondrian's golden rectangles
  • Monkey business with tiles
  • Pleasing sounds
  • New tiles from old
  • The nine-degree solution
  • Paper sizes and a book in the hand
  • Penny blacks and penny reds
  • Prime time cycles
  • If you can't measure it, why not?
  • The art of nebulae
  • Reverse auctions : going backward for Christmas
  • Ritual geometry for the gods
  • Prize rosettes
  • Getting a handle on water music : singing in the shower
  • Sizing up pictures
  • Triquetra
  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
  • Some perils of pictures
  • Drinking with Socrates
  • Strange formulae
  • Stylometry : mathematics rules the waves
  • Getting it together
  • When time has to reckon with space
  • How to watch TV
  • Curvaceous vase profiles
  • All the wallpapers in the universe
  • The art of war
  • Shattering wineglasses
  • Let the light shine in
  • Special triangles
  • Gnomons are golden
  • The upside-down world of Scott Kim
  • How many words did Shakespeare know?
  • The strange and wonderful law of first digits
  • Organ donor preferences
  • Elliptical whispering galleries
  • The tunnel of Eupalinos
  • A time-and-motion study of the Great Pyramid
  • Picking out tigers in the bushes
  • The art of the second law
  • On a clear day...
  • Salvador Dalí and the fourth dimension
  • The sound of music
  • Chernoff's faces
  • The man from underground
  • Möbius and his band
  • The bells, the bells
  • Following the herd
  • Finger counting
  • The other Newton's hymn to the infinite
  • Charles Dickens was no average man, Florence Nightingale no average woman
  • Markov's literary chains
  • From free will to the Russian elections
  • Playing with supreme beings
  • The drawbacks of being a know-all
  • Watching paint crack
  • Pop music's magic equation
  • Random art
  • Jack the Dripper
  • The bridge of strings
  • Lacing problems
  • Where to stand to look at statues
  • The hotel infinity
  • The color of music
  • Shakespeare's monkeys : the new generation.
At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity-after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern. Barrow whisks us through 100 thought-provoking and often whimsical intersections between math and many arts, from the golden ratios of Mondrian's rectangles and the curious fractal-like nature of Pollock's drip paintings to ballerinas' gravity-defying leaps and the next generation of monkeys on typewriters tackling Shakespeare. For those of us with our feet planted more firmly on the ground, Barrow also wields everyday equations to reveal how many guards are needed in an art gallery or where you should stand to look at sculptures. From music and drama to literature and the visual arts, Barrow's witty and accessible observations are sure to spark the imaginations of math nerds and art aficionados alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • The art of mathematics
  • How many guards does an art gallery need?
  • Aspects of aspect ratios
  • Vickrey auctions
  • How to sing in tune
  • The Grand Jeté
  • Impossible beliefs
  • Xerography-- Déjà vu all over again
  • Making pages look nice
  • The sound of silence
  • A most unusual cake recipe
  • Designing roller coasters
  • The beginning of the universe live on TV
  • Coping with stress
  • Art is critical
  • Culinary arts
  • Curved triangles
  • The days of the week
  • The case for procrastination
  • Diamonds are forever
  • How do you doodle?
  • Why are eggs egg-shaped
  • The El Greco effect
  • Eureka
  • What the eye tells the brain
  • Why the flag of Nepal is unique
  • The Indian rope trick
  • An image that defeats the eye
  • It's Friday the thirteenth again
  • Strip friezes
  • The gherkin
  • Hedging your bets
  • Infinity at the theater
  • Shedding light on (and with) the golden ratio
  • Magic squares
  • Mondrian's golden rectangles
  • Monkey business with tiles
  • Pleasing sounds
  • New tiles from old
  • The nine-degree solution
  • Paper sizes and a book in the hand
  • Penny blacks and penny reds
  • Prime time cycles
  • If you can't measure it, why not?
  • The art of nebulae
  • Reverse auctions : going backward for Christmas
  • Ritual geometry for the gods
  • Prize rosettes
  • Getting a handle on water music : singing in the shower
  • Sizing up pictures
  • Triquetra
  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
  • Some perils of pictures
  • Drinking with Socrates
  • Strange formulae
  • Stylometry : mathematics rules the waves
  • Getting it together
  • When time has to reckon with space
  • How to watch TV
  • Curvaceous vase profiles
  • All the wallpapers in the universe
  • The art of war
  • Shattering wineglasses
  • Let the light shine in
  • Special triangles
  • Gnomons are golden
  • The upside-down world of Scott Kim
  • How many words did Shakespeare know?
  • The strange and wonderful law of first digits
  • Organ donor preferences
  • Elliptical whispering galleries
  • The tunnel of Eupalinos
  • A time-and-motion study of the Great Pyramid
  • Picking out tigers in the bushes
  • The art of the second law
  • On a clear day...
  • Salvador Dalí and the fourth dimension
  • The sound of music
  • Chernoff's faces
  • The man from underground
  • Möbius and his band
  • The bells, the bells
  • Following the herd
  • Finger counting
  • The other Newton's hymn to the infinite
  • Charles Dickens was no average man, Florence Nightingale no average woman
  • Markov's literary chains
  • From free will to the Russian elections
  • Playing with supreme beings
  • The drawbacks of being a know-all
  • Watching paint crack
  • Pop music's magic equation
  • Random art
  • Jack the Dripper
  • The bridge of strings
  • Lacing problems
  • Where to stand to look at statues
  • The hotel infinity
  • The color of music
  • Shakespeare's monkeys : the new generation.
At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity-after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern. Barrow whisks us through 100 thought-provoking and often whimsical intersections between math and many arts, from the golden ratios of Mondrian's rectangles and the curious fractal-like nature of Pollock's drip paintings to ballerinas' gravity-defying leaps and the next generation of monkeys on typewriters tackling Shakespeare. For those of us with our feet planted more firmly on the ground, Barrow also wields everyday equations to reveal how many guards are needed in an art gallery or where you should stand to look at sculptures. From music and drama to literature and the visual arts, Barrow's witty and accessible observations are sure to spark the imaginations of math nerds and art aficionados alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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NX180 .M33 B37 2015 Unknown
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135 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
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ix, 281 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction * Arnold Newman * Art Kane * Arthur Leipzig * Bernard Gotfryd (essay) * Carl Mydans * Chris Rainier * David Michael Kennedy * Douglas Kent Hall * Douglas Kirkland * Fred Picker * Galen Rowell * George Kalinsky * George Tice * Gordon Parks * Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel * J. Ross Baughman * Jodi Cobb * Jody Dole * Joyce Tenneson * Lewis Kemper * Lois Greenfield * Martha Casanave * Mary Ellen Mark * O. Winston Link * Patrick Demarchelier * Pete Turner * Peter Galassi * Rick Smolan and David Cohen * Ruth Bernhard * Sally Mann * Van Deren Coke * Walter Chappell * William Neill.
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This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style, " creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros' words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction * Arnold Newman * Art Kane * Arthur Leipzig * Bernard Gotfryd (essay) * Carl Mydans * Chris Rainier * David Michael Kennedy * Douglas Kent Hall * Douglas Kirkland * Fred Picker * Galen Rowell * George Kalinsky * George Tice * Gordon Parks * Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel * J. Ross Baughman * Jodi Cobb * Jody Dole * Joyce Tenneson * Lewis Kemper * Lois Greenfield * Martha Casanave * Mary Ellen Mark * O. Winston Link * Patrick Demarchelier * Pete Turner * Peter Galassi * Rick Smolan and David Cohen * Ruth Bernhard * Sally Mann * Van Deren Coke * Walter Chappell * William Neill.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style, " creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros' words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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TR139 .A127 2015 Unknown
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383 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, this collection of jewellery through the ages links cultures and eras to show how the design, wearing, and collecting of personal adornment has evolved over the ages. They range from classic items such as necklaces, rings and earrings to less common items with origins in non-European cultures. The book features jewellery ranging from the splendid crowns of ancient Greece, gold earrings from Babylon and jewelled collars worn by 13th-century Islamic royalty to more modern pieces such as those contained in the imperial collection of Queen Louise of Prussia, Art Nouveau jewellery designed by Rene Lalique, and work by contemporary designers. This chronologically arranged survey includes numerous brief essays and nearly 400 illustrations with detailed captions, making it an ideal reference for anyone interested in cultural history, the history of jewellery, or the art and craft of jewellery making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, this collection of jewellery through the ages links cultures and eras to show how the design, wearing, and collecting of personal adornment has evolved over the ages. They range from classic items such as necklaces, rings and earrings to less common items with origins in non-European cultures. The book features jewellery ranging from the splendid crowns of ancient Greece, gold earrings from Babylon and jewelled collars worn by 13th-century Islamic royalty to more modern pieces such as those contained in the imperial collection of Queen Louise of Prussia, Art Nouveau jewellery designed by Rene Lalique, and work by contemporary designers. This chronologically arranged survey includes numerous brief essays and nearly 400 illustrations with detailed captions, making it an ideal reference for anyone interested in cultural history, the history of jewellery, or the art and craft of jewellery making.
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NK7306 .A1813 2015 F Unknown
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302 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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NA2335 .A15 2015 Unavailable In process Request
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180 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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NA9090 .P56 2015 Unavailable On order Request
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119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Foreword / Carlie Wilmans
  • Introduction / Jock Reynolds
  • 500 Capp Street : a history / Constance M. lewallen
  • An artist's daring dream house / John Ashbery
  • Photography credits.
500 Capp Street tells the story of David Ireland's house, a rundown Victorian in the Mission District of San Francisco that the artist transformed into an environmental artwork, taking the detritus of his restoration labors as well as objects left behind by previous owners and refashioning them into sculptures. Constance M. Lewallen begins by recounting the history of the house from 1886, when it was built, until Ireland acquired it in 1975. She then details Ireland's renovation and continuing engagement with the site that served simultaneously as his residence, studio, and evolving artwork; the house's influence on his own work and that of artists who followed him; and its relationship to other house museums. An introduction by Jock Reynolds, who was close to the artist for many years, chronicles the social scene that developed around 500 Capp Street in the 1980s. The book also includes a 1983 article on the house by renowned poet John Ashbery. Illustrated with a generous selection of photographs taken over the years by the artist and his many visitors, this is an invaluable and intimate record of Ireland's best-known work. 500 Capp Street is essential reading for anyone interested in the artistic and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area and the California conceptual art movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Foreword / Carlie Wilmans
  • Introduction / Jock Reynolds
  • 500 Capp Street : a history / Constance M. lewallen
  • An artist's daring dream house / John Ashbery
  • Photography credits.
500 Capp Street tells the story of David Ireland's house, a rundown Victorian in the Mission District of San Francisco that the artist transformed into an environmental artwork, taking the detritus of his restoration labors as well as objects left behind by previous owners and refashioning them into sculptures. Constance M. Lewallen begins by recounting the history of the house from 1886, when it was built, until Ireland acquired it in 1975. She then details Ireland's renovation and continuing engagement with the site that served simultaneously as his residence, studio, and evolving artwork; the house's influence on his own work and that of artists who followed him; and its relationship to other house museums. An introduction by Jock Reynolds, who was close to the artist for many years, chronicles the social scene that developed around 500 Capp Street in the 1980s. The book also includes a 1983 article on the house by renowned poet John Ashbery. Illustrated with a generous selection of photographs taken over the years by the artist and his many visitors, this is an invaluable and intimate record of Ireland's best-known work. 500 Capp Street is essential reading for anyone interested in the artistic and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area and the California conceptual art movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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N6537 .I62 L49 2015 Unknown
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xviii, 358 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans ; 25 cm
  • Contents: Introduction: face-to-face with the Academie Royale. Part I The Official Face: An institutional image: portrait of the artist as an academician-- Rituals of initiation: becoming and being in the Academie-- On the wall: portraits, spaces, and everyday encounters at the Academie. Part II The Unofficial Face: Bloodlines: portraits of family-- Reciprocal acts: portraits of friendship-- Facing off: portraits of rivalry. Epilogue: the end of an institution-- Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
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From its establishment in 1648 until its disbanding in 1793 after the French Revolution, the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture was the centre of the Parisian art world. Taking the reader behind the scenes of this elite bastion of French art theory, education, and practice, this engaging study uncovers the fascinating histories - official and unofficial - of that artistic community. Through an innovative approach to portraits - their values, functions, and lives as objects - this book explores two faces of the Academie. Official portraits grant us insider access to institutional hierarchies, ideologies, rituals, customs, and everyday experiences in the Academie's Louvre apartments. Unofficial portraits in turn reveal hidden histories of artists' personal relationships: family networks, intimate friendships, and bitter rivalries. Drawing on both art-historical and anthropological frames of analysis, this book offers insightful interpretations of portraits read through and against documentary evidence from the archives to create a rich story of people, places, and objects. Theoretically informed, rigorously researched, and historically grounded, this book sheds new light on the inner workings of the Academie. Its discoveries and compelling narrative make an invaluable and accessible contribution to our understanding of this pre-eminent European institution and the social lives of artists in early modern Paris.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Contents: Introduction: face-to-face with the Academie Royale. Part I The Official Face: An institutional image: portrait of the artist as an academician-- Rituals of initiation: becoming and being in the Academie-- On the wall: portraits, spaces, and everyday encounters at the Academie. Part II The Unofficial Face: Bloodlines: portraits of family-- Reciprocal acts: portraits of friendship-- Facing off: portraits of rivalry. Epilogue: the end of an institution-- Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
From its establishment in 1648 until its disbanding in 1793 after the French Revolution, the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture was the centre of the Parisian art world. Taking the reader behind the scenes of this elite bastion of French art theory, education, and practice, this engaging study uncovers the fascinating histories - official and unofficial - of that artistic community. Through an innovative approach to portraits - their values, functions, and lives as objects - this book explores two faces of the Academie. Official portraits grant us insider access to institutional hierarchies, ideologies, rituals, customs, and everyday experiences in the Academie's Louvre apartments. Unofficial portraits in turn reveal hidden histories of artists' personal relationships: family networks, intimate friendships, and bitter rivalries. Drawing on both art-historical and anthropological frames of analysis, this book offers insightful interpretations of portraits read through and against documentary evidence from the archives to create a rich story of people, places, and objects. Theoretically informed, rigorously researched, and historically grounded, this book sheds new light on the inner workings of the Academie. Its discoveries and compelling narrative make an invaluable and accessible contribution to our understanding of this pre-eminent European institution and the social lives of artists in early modern Paris.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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N332 .F83 P395 2015 Unknown
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181 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
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NC368.6 .S63 K462 2015 F Unknown
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167 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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N6923 .A32 A4 2015 Unavailable On order Request

12. Adolf Krischanitz [2015]

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271 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 29 cm.
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NA1011.5 .K77 A4 2015 Unknown
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255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
  • Adolfo Wildt, le poète du clair-obscur -- Un art "inexorable et parfait" -- La sculpture de Wildt dans le contexte du novecento italiano -- "Un artiste sans sérénité et sans beauté." -- Le débat critique du vivant de Wildt -- L'archaïsme subtil et doré des dessins de Wildt -- L'enseignement idéal de Wildt : Fausto Melotti et Lucio Fontana -- Notices -- Introduction à l'art du marbre -- L'art du marbre -- Traduction intégrale du texte d'Adolfo Wildt -- Repères biographiques -- Liste des oeuvres exposées du vivant de Wildt -- Liste générale des expositions -- Bibliographie -- Index des oeuvres -- Index des noms propres.
"Sculpteur par excellence, Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) est issu de la prestigieuse généalogie des tailleurs de marbre, des dominateurs du bloc comme Michel-Ange. Au tournant du siècle, il réconcilie l'artiste et l'artisan, donnant une dimension noble au travail du marbre. Proche du symbolisme, il a su élaborer un langage où l'expressionnisme se mêle aux réminiscences de l'art antique, du gothique, de la Renaissance, dans un équilibre inédit entre la force expressive du modèle et la grâce de motifs purement décoratifs. Présenté pour la première fois en France, l'oeuvre de Wildt, inclassable, parfois incompris, n'aura de cesse d'étonner, de fasciner voire de diviser."--P. [4] of cover.
  • Adolfo Wildt, le poète du clair-obscur -- Un art "inexorable et parfait" -- La sculpture de Wildt dans le contexte du novecento italiano -- "Un artiste sans sérénité et sans beauté." -- Le débat critique du vivant de Wildt -- L'archaïsme subtil et doré des dessins de Wildt -- L'enseignement idéal de Wildt : Fausto Melotti et Lucio Fontana -- Notices -- Introduction à l'art du marbre -- L'art du marbre -- Traduction intégrale du texte d'Adolfo Wildt -- Repères biographiques -- Liste des oeuvres exposées du vivant de Wildt -- Liste générale des expositions -- Bibliographie -- Index des oeuvres -- Index des noms propres.
"Sculpteur par excellence, Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) est issu de la prestigieuse généalogie des tailleurs de marbre, des dominateurs du bloc comme Michel-Ange. Au tournant du siècle, il réconcilie l'artiste et l'artisan, donnant une dimension noble au travail du marbre. Proche du symbolisme, il a su élaborer un langage où l'expressionnisme se mêle aux réminiscences de l'art antique, du gothique, de la Renaissance, dans un équilibre inédit entre la force expressive du modèle et la grâce de motifs purement décoratifs. Présenté pour la première fois en France, l'oeuvre de Wildt, inclassable, parfois incompris, n'aura de cesse d'étonner, de fasciner voire de diviser."--P. [4] of cover.
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NB623 .W5 A4 2015 F Unavailable In process Request
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287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Exploring how the universal visual language of geometric abstraction was influenced by different societies, this volume also demonstrates how the movement's revolutionary aesthetic continues to impact culture around the globe. It traces a century of abstract art from 1915 to the present day, celebrating the accomplishments of both men and women and includes sculpture, film, photography and painting. Organised around four distinct themes - communication, architectonics, utopia and everyday life - the book presents a chronological survey from Russia to Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, Africa, South America, and the US. Each of the 100 works is featured in double-page spreads with brief artist biographies. Essays by Tanya Barson, Briony Fer, Tom McDonough, and Joshua Jiang, contextualize the various geographic and aesthetic stages of the development of geometric abstraction. Published in association with Whitechapel Gallery, London.
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Exploring how the universal visual language of geometric abstraction was influenced by different societies, this volume also demonstrates how the movement's revolutionary aesthetic continues to impact culture around the globe. It traces a century of abstract art from 1915 to the present day, celebrating the accomplishments of both men and women and includes sculpture, film, photography and painting. Organised around four distinct themes - communication, architectonics, utopia and everyday life - the book presents a chronological survey from Russia to Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, Africa, South America, and the US. Each of the 100 works is featured in double-page spreads with brief artist biographies. Essays by Tanya Barson, Briony Fer, Tom McDonough, and Joshua Jiang, contextualize the various geographic and aesthetic stages of the development of geometric abstraction. Published in association with Whitechapel Gallery, London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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N6494 .A2 A38 2015 Unknown
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294 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
The first publication of the Barnes Foundation's important and extensive African art collection. The Barnes Foundation is renowned for its astonishing collection of Postimpressionist and early Modern art assembled by Albert C. Barnes, a Philadelphia pharmaceutical entrepreneur. Less known is the pioneering collection of African sculpture that Barnes acquired between 1922 and 1924, mainly from Paul Guillaume, the Paris-based dealer. The Barnes Foundation was one of the first permanent installations in the United States to present objects from Africa as fine art. Indeed, the African collection is central to understanding Barnes's socially progressive vision for his foundation. This comprehensive volume showcases all 123 objects, including reliquary figures, masks, and utensils, most of which originated in France's African colonies-Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, and the Congo-as well as in Sierra Leone, Republic of Benin, and Nigeria. Christa Clarke considers the significance of the collection and Barnes's role in the Harlem Renaissance and in fostering broader appreciation of African art in the twentieth century. In-depth catalogue entries by noted scholars in the field complete the volume.
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The first publication of the Barnes Foundation's important and extensive African art collection. The Barnes Foundation is renowned for its astonishing collection of Postimpressionist and early Modern art assembled by Albert C. Barnes, a Philadelphia pharmaceutical entrepreneur. Less known is the pioneering collection of African sculpture that Barnes acquired between 1922 and 1924, mainly from Paul Guillaume, the Paris-based dealer. The Barnes Foundation was one of the first permanent installations in the United States to present objects from Africa as fine art. Indeed, the African collection is central to understanding Barnes's socially progressive vision for his foundation. This comprehensive volume showcases all 123 objects, including reliquary figures, masks, and utensils, most of which originated in France's African colonies-Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, and the Congo-as well as in Sierra Leone, Republic of Benin, and Nigeria. Christa Clarke considers the significance of the collection and Barnes's role in the Harlem Renaissance and in fostering broader appreciation of African art in the twentieth century. In-depth catalogue entries by noted scholars in the field complete the volume.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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N7380 .B37 2015 F Unavailable In process Request
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ix, 315 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction : fashion matters
  • Indigenous fashion : embroidery and innovation in Mali
  • Nubia in Paris : African style in French fashion
  • Reinventing local forms : African fashion, indigenous style
  • Conceptual fashion : evocations of Africa
  • Fashion design in South Africa : histories and industries
  • Conclusion : what fashion shows.
African Fashion, Global Style provides a lively look at fashion, international networks of style, material culture, and the world of African aesthetic expression. Victoria L. Rovine introduces fashion designers whose work reflects African histories and cultures both conceptually and stylistically, and demonstrates that dress styles associated with indigenous cultures may have all the hallmarks of high fashion. Taking readers into the complexities of influence and inspiration manifested through fashion, this book highlights the visually appealing, widely accessible, and highly adaptable styles of African dress that flourish on the global fashion market.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction : fashion matters
  • Indigenous fashion : embroidery and innovation in Mali
  • Nubia in Paris : African style in French fashion
  • Reinventing local forms : African fashion, indigenous style
  • Conceptual fashion : evocations of Africa
  • Fashion design in South Africa : histories and industries
  • Conclusion : what fashion shows.
African Fashion, Global Style provides a lively look at fashion, international networks of style, material culture, and the world of African aesthetic expression. Victoria L. Rovine introduces fashion designers whose work reflects African histories and cultures both conceptually and stylistically, and demonstrates that dress styles associated with indigenous cultures may have all the hallmarks of high fashion. Taking readers into the complexities of influence and inspiration manifested through fashion, this book highlights the visually appealing, widely accessible, and highly adaptable styles of African dress that flourish on the global fashion market.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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TT504.6 .A35 R68 2015 Unknown
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160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
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TR59.3 .T83 2015 Unavailable In process Request

18. Ainsi soit-il [2015]

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189 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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TR655 .S469 2015 Unknown
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264 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
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N7073 .D65 A4 2015 Unknown
Book
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Art & Architecture Library Status
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D569 .F744 A45 2015 Unavailable On order Request