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x, 194 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxvii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Vorwort
  • Prolog : Feuerbach und das 19. Jahrhundert
  • Anselm Feuerbach 1829-1880 : Leben für die Kunst
  • Akademie, Poesie und alte Meister : von Düsseldorf nach Antwerpen
  • Pariser Moderne : Couture, Courbet und die "allegorie reelle"
  • Renaissancismus : Literarische Sujets
  • "Natur nehmen" : Nanna in jedem Weibe
  • Mythos als Synthese : Moderne Denkbilder
  • Menschheitsbilder : Antike in philosophischer Deutung
  • Angesichts der Natur : Landschaft und Genre
  • Letzte Werke : Historische Kunst
  • Selbstbild und "gestörte Form" : Klassik und Moderne
  • Tafeln
  • Stammbaum
  • Anmerkungen
  • Verzeichnis der abgekürzt zitierten Literatur
  • Bildnachweise.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Monuments and metabolism : Kenzo Tange and the attempts to bring new architecture to Buddhism's oldest site
  • Ecumenical parks and cosmological gardens : Braphai and Lek Wiriyaphan and Buddhist spectacle culture
  • Buddhist museums and curio cabinets : Shi Fa Zhao and ecumenism without an agenda.
Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region-in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia's culture of Buddhist leisure-what he calls "socially disengaged Buddhism"-through a study of architects responsible for monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites. In conversation with noted theorists of material and visual culture and anthropologists of art, McDaniel argues that such sites highlight the importance of public, leisure, and spectacle culture from a Buddhist perspective and illustrate how "secular" and "religious, " "public" and "private, " are in many ways false binaries. Moreover, places like Lek Wiriyaphan's Sanctuary of Truth in Thailand, Su?i Tien Amusement Park in Saigon, and Shi Fa Zhao's multilevel museum/ritual space/tea house in Singapore reflect a growing Buddhist ecumenism built through repetitive affective encounters instead of didactic sermons and sectarian developments. They present different Buddhist traditions, images, and aesthetic expressions as united but not uniform, collected but not concise: together they form a gathering, not a movement. Despite the ingenuity of lay and ordained visionaries like Wiriyaphan and Zhao and their colleagues Kenzo Tange, Chan-soo Park, Tadao Ando, and others discussed in this book, creators of Buddhist leisure sites often face problems along the way. Parks and museums are complex adaptive systems that are changed and influenced by budgets, available materials, local and global economic conditions, and visitors. Architects must often compromise and settle at local optima, and no matter what they intend, their buildings will develop lives of their own. Provocative and theoretically innovative, Architects of Buddhist Leisure asks readers to question the very category of "religious" architecture. It challenges current methodological approaches in religious studies and speaks to a broad audience interested in modern art, architecture, religion, anthropology, and material culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824865986 20170130
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 495 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
"The Architect's Studio Companion is the only handbook the practicing architect needs. Packed with useful information, it is more than simply a reference"-- Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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l, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
"By examining the creation of the modernist national public spaces of Abuja within a broader historical and global context, this book looks at how the successes and the failures of these spaces have affected the citizens of the country and have, in fact, radicalized individuals and been scene to some of the most important political events and terrorist targets, including bombing and protest rallies. Although focusing on Nigeria's capital, the study has a wider global implication that calls attention to how postcolonial countries that were formed at the turn of the twentieth century are continuously fragmenting and remade by the emergence of new nation states like South Sudan."-- Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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viii, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction 1. Dialectical Materialism and Participatory Housing 2. Spatial Relations, Difference, and Multiplicity 3. Geometries of Power, Hegemony, and Small Changes 4. Identity and Practice 5. Unknown Space and Open Values: Coevalness, textuality, and critical spatial practice. 6. Architecture and Space Reimagined?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934146 20160919
As with so many facets of contemporary western life, architecture and space are often experienced and understood as a commodity or product. The premise of this book is to offer alternatives to the practices and values of such westernised space and Architecture (with a capital A), by exploring the participatory and grass-roots practices used in alternative development models in the Global South. This process re-contextualises the spaces, values, and relationships produced by such alternative methods of development and social agency. It asks whether such spatial practices provide concrete realisations of some key concepts of Western spatial theory, questioning whether we might challenge the space and architectures of capitalist development by learning from the places and practices of others. Exploring these themes offers a critical examination of alternative development practices methods in the Global South, re-contextualising them as architectural engagements with socio-political space. The comparison of such interdisciplinary contexts and discourses reveals the political, social, and economic resonances inherent between these previously unconnected spatial protagonists. The interdependence of spatial issues of choice, value, and identity are revealed through a comparative study of the discourses of Henri Lefebvre, John Turner, Doreen Massey, and Nabeel Hamdi. These key protagonists offer a critical framework of discourses from which further connections to socio-spatial discourses and concepts are made, including post-marxist theory, orientalism, post-structural pluralism, development anthropology, post-colonial theory, hybridity, difference and subalterneity. By looking to the spaces and practices of alternative development in the Global South this book offers a critical reflection upon the working practices of Westernised architecture and other spatial and political practices. In exploring the methodologies, implications and values of such participatory development practices this book ultimately seeks to articulate the positive potential and political of learning from the difference, multiplicity, and otherness of development practice in order to re-imagine architecture and space. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934146 20160919
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 185 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Table of Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Finding Revolutionary Architecture in the Decorative Arts * Visionary Friendship at the End of the Ancien Regime Clean Sheets and Water Magic Architects in Training Roman Fever Solo Missions An Etruscan Friendship * Propulsion and Residue: Constructing the Revolutionary Interior Rome a Rebours Staging Antiquity and Austerity Revolutionary Rearrangements Seek, Record, Destroy The Eternal Return of Luxury * The Recueil de decorations interieures: Furnishing a New Order Paper Studios Furnishing Techniques Strategies of Redaction Consuming Desires Writing Against Fashion Between the Lines Empire Styles * The Platinum Cabinet: Luxury in Times of Uncertainty Pastoral Pastimes Incorruptible Precision Fast Times in Consulate Paris Haunting Season * Tent and Throne: Architecture in a State of Emergency Apres Coup Fantasies of the Ideal Villa A Permanent Work in Progress Little Pleasures The Moving Bivouac Political Theology Divorcing the Past Coda: Revolutionary Atonement.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480163 20170206
As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre-Francois-Leonard Fontaine (1762-1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the French Revolution. The architects visualized new forms of imperial sovereignty by inverting the symbols of monarchy and revolution, constructing meeting rooms resembling military encampments and gilded thrones that replaced the Bourbon lily with Napoleonic bees. Yet in the wake of political struggle, each foundation stone that the architects laid for the new imperial regime was accompanied by an awareness of the contingent nature of sovereign power. Contributing fresh perspectives on the architecture, decorative arts, and visual culture of revolutionary France, this book explores how Percier and Fontaine's desire to build structures of permanence and their inadvertent reliance upon temporary architectural forms shaped a new awareness of time, memory, and modern political identity in France.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480163 20170206
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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vii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Table of Contents to come.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472409560 20160906
By uniquely treating Gerhard Richter's entire oeuvre as a single subject, Darryn Ansted combines research into Richter's first art career as a socialist realist with study of his subsequent decisions as a significant contemporary artist. Analysis of Richter's East German murals, early work, lesser known paintings, and destroyed and unfinished pieces buttress this major re-evaluation of Richter's other well known but little understood paintings. By placing the reader in the artist's studio and examining not only the paintings but the fraught and surprising decisions behind their production, Richter's methodology is deftly revealed here as one of profound yet troubled reflection on the shifting identity, culture and ideology of his period. This rethinking of Richter's oeuvre is informed by salient analyses of influential theorists, ranging from Theodor Adorno to Slavoj Zizek, as throughout, meticulous visual analysis of Richter's changing aesthetic strategies shows how he persistently attempts to retrace the border between an objective reality structured by ideology and his subjective experience as a contemporary painter in the studio. Its innovative combination of historical accuracy, philosophical depth and astute visual analysis will make this an indispensible guide for both new audiences and established scholars of Richter's painting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472409560 20160906
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xix, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
  • Part I: New York's Museum of Modern Art
  • The Rivera retrospective
  • Part II: Rockefeller Center
  • The art program and the Rivera mural commission
  • Producing a mural, removing it from view
  • Destruction of the mural
  • Part III: Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts
  • Commissioning the mural, painting it anew.
Collaborations during the Great Depression between the Mexican artist and Communist activist Diego Rivera and institutions in the United States and Mexico were fraught with risk, as the artist occasionally deviated from course, serving and then subverting his patrons. Catha Paquette investigates controversies surrounding Rivera's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, his Rockefeller Center mural Man at the Crossroads, and the Mexican government's commissioning of its reconstruction at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. She proposes that both the artist and his patrons were using art for extraordinary purposes, leveraging clarity and ambiguity to weigh in on debates concerning labor policies and speech rights; relations between the United States, Mexico, and the Soviet Union; and the viability of capitalism, communism, and socialism. Rivera and his patrons' shared interest in images of labor-a targeted audience-made cooperative ventures possible. In recounting Rivera's shifts in strategy from collaboration/exploitation to antagonism/conflict, Paquette highlights the extent to which the artist was responding to politico-economic developments and facilitating alignment / realignment among leftist groups for and against Stalin. Although the artwork that resulted from these instances of patronage had the potential to serve conflicting purposes, Rivera's images and the protests that followed the destruction of the Rockefeller Center mural were integral to a surge in oppositional expression that effected significant policy changes in the United States and Mexico.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxxiii, 184 pages ; 22 cm
It is estimated that there are over 300,000 companies involved in the world's art market, employing around 2.8 million people. But the art world carries a veneer of mystery and secrecy that many people find daunting, and the language used by market insiders can be alienating and confusing to those new to the art market. The A-Z of the International Art Market not only clarifies useful terms and definitions, but also represents a significant contribution to the fast-developing processes of transparency and democratisation in the global art business. Comprising art market terms and core concepts - both historical and contemporary - this book is a long-awaited reference source that offers a unique introduction to a dynamic business sector. The A-Z of the International Art Market provides an accessible and thorough insight into critical areas of market practice and custom that anyone involved in the art market will find useful and enlightening.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472936349 20170123
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 145 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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424 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Vorwort
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Einleitung / Peter Bernhard
  • "In Freiheit dressiert" : Magdalene Trenkel und die Klassische Gymnastik am Weimarer Bauhaus / Ute Ackermann
  • Nietzsche am Bauhaus / Peter Bernhard
  • "Abend ausverkauft Reklame unnötig" / Ute Ackermann
  • Die Freie Schuleemeinde Wickersdorf und das Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar / Peter Bernhard
  • Fritz Hoebers "verständige Aufklärung des Publikums" / Peter Bernhard
  • Schule der Weisheit und Bauhaus / Peter Bernhard
  • Ein Weimaraner für das Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar : Edwin Redslob / Volker Wahl
  • "Frau Lasker-Schüler hatte uns mit ihren Staccato-Versen völlig im Bann" / Peter Bernhard
  • Der Vortragskünstler Hardt am Bauhaus / Peter Bernhard
  • Glasfantastik : Bruno Tauts Bauhaus-Vortrag von 1920 / Matthias Schirren
  • Auf schwankendem Boden : Reinhard Goering und das Bauhaus / Peter Ludewig
  • "Versuch einer kosmischen Kunstbetrachtung" : Adolf Behne am Bauhaus / Magdalena Bushart
  • Theodor Däubler am Bauhaus / Stefan Nienhaus
  • Anna Höllering : Potenziale des Performativen für die Erziehungsarbeit am Bauhaus? / Peter Stasny
  • Ludwig Christian Haeusser und das Bauhaus / Ulrich Linse
  • Wien in Weimar : Emmy Heims Liederabend / Ute Ackermann
  • Im Dienste einer "subtilen Kultur des Schauens" : Wilhelm Worringer am Bauhaus Weimar / Hardy Happle
  • "Ich hörte eine gewaltige Vorlesung aus dem Gilgameschepos" / Peter Bernhard
  • "Unser Freund und Meister" : Johannes Schlaf und das Bauhaus / Peter Bernhard
  • "Aufbau von unten her" : Heinrich Vogelers Lebens-Revolution / Riccardo Bavaj
  • Der spurenlose Mazdaznan-Vortrag von Otto Rauth / Ulrich Linse
  • Ein Sufi am Bauhaus / Peter Bernhard
  • "Sie wissen nicht, was sie tun" : Hans Prinzhorn spricht am Bauhaus über "Irrenkunst" / Thomas Röske
  • Adolf Hölzel und das Bauhaus / Ulrich Röthke
  • Funktionalismus und Handwerk : zum Weimarer Gaudi-Vortrag von Enrique Colás / Joaquín Medina Warmburg
  • Zwischen Bauhaus-Moderne und konservativer Siedlungspolitik : Gustav Langen als Grenzgänger im Städtebau des frühen 20 . Jahrhunderts / Christoph Bernhardt
  • "Die Entwicklung der modernen Baukunst in Holland" : J. J. P. Ouds Vortrag auf der Bauhaus-Woche am 17. August 1923 / Eva von Engelbetg-Dockal
  • Über das Filmprogramm im Rahmen der Bauhaus-Woche 1923 in Weimar / Jeanpaul Goergen
  • "Märchen unserer Zeit" : Kurt Schwitters als Vortragskünstler am Bauhaus / Isabel Schulz
  • Midia Pines liest Dostojewski / Peter Bernhard
  • Carl August Emge : ein philosophischer Propagandist des Bauhauses / Peter Bernhard
  • Die Musikvorträge am Weimarer Bauhaus / Martha Gantet
  • Chronologisches Verzeichnis der Gastveranstalrungen am Weimarer Bauhaus
  • Abkürzungsverzeichnis
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Autoren dieses Bandes
  • Bildnachweis
  • Tafeln.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Art today may be global, Robert Linsley argues in this book, but it is the same everywhere you go: full of intentional meaning, statements, and even branded images that insist on a particular message. That is to say, art everywhere is conceptual. In this first critique of global conceptual art, Linsley looks back at an older genre, abstract art, to reclaim some of its lost value not as an empty commodity to be traded by the wealthy but as a way for us to find perspective amid chaos. Linsley shows how abstraction is a response to the world we live in, one that deliberately avoids moralizing, explanation, or overt polemic. He champions the work of lesser-known but important artists from India, China, and Latin and Central America, such as Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Ding Yi and Gunther Gerzso as well as the more familiar names from history, such as Lucio Fontana, Frank Stella and Gerhard Richter, treating their work with equal seriousness. He also looks toward abstract art s future, showing that it still has plenty of life and purpose as a genre that helps us find a clear space to make sense of the times we live in. Ultimately, Linsley demonstrates the unique, rich, and full experience that abstract art can give us. Richly illustrated, this book is a must-read for art historians and art lovers. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780236322 20170220
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Table of Contents List of Figures List of Tables Notes on Contributors Introduction Emily Kelley and Elizabeth Richards Rivenbark The Abject Body Chapter 1: Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Milk: 'Fluid' Veneration in Medieval Devotional Art Vibeke Olson Chapter 2: "No Living Presence": Human Absence in the Early Work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg Rebekah Scoggins The Virtual Body Chapter 3: Maria Ecclesia: The Aachen Marienschrein as an Alternate Body for the Virgin Mary Lisa Ciresi Chapter 4: Drawn to Scale: The Medieval Monastic's Virtual Pilgrimage through Sacred Measurement Natalie Mandziuk Chapter 5: Cloth as a Sign of the Absent Body in American Sculpture from the 1960s Elizabeth Richards Rivenbark The Alternate Body Chapter 6: Imagining the Sorrows of Death and Pains of Hell in the Hours of Catherine of Cleves Jennifer Feltman Chapter 7: The Absent Body as Divine Reflection in Parmigianino's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror Margaret Morse Chapter 8: A Clear Preoccupation with Death: The Absent Body in Mark Rothko's Mature Style Michael R. Smith, Jr. Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472459367 20170123
This collection of essays considers artistic works that deal with the body without a visual representation. It explores a range of ways to represent this absence of the figure: from abject elements such as bodily fluids and waste to surrogate forms including reliquaries, manuscripts, and cloth. The collection focuses on two eras, medieval and modern, when images referencing the absent body have been far more prolific in the history of art. In medieval times, works of art became direct references to the absent corporal essence of a divine being, like Christ, or were used as devotional aids. By contrast, in the modern era artists often reject depictions of the physical body in order to distance themselves from the history of the idealized human form. Through these essays, it becomes apparent, even when the body is not visible in a work of art, it is often still present tangentially. Though the essays in this volume bridge two historical periods, they have coherent thematic links dealing with abjection, embodiment, and phenomenology. Whether figurative or abstract, sacred or secular, medieval or modern, the body maintains a presence in these works even when it is not at first apparent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472459367 20170123
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxxii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Civic Architecture
  • Commercial and Craft Architecture
  • Domestic Architecture
  • Fortifications
  • Religious and Funerary Architecture.
Through the use of images, diagrams, and detailed descriptions, this book enables readers to appreciate how the construction, design, and function of famous structures inform our understanding of societies of the past. * Supplies fascinating and interactive ways to learn about these buildings and the motivations of the people who created them * Spotlights buildings and structures that are visually compelling as well as historically significant in order to heighten readers' interest in the content * Ideally suited to support the emerging set of Common Core Standards for Social Studies that specifically calls for students to learn how to integrate information from diverse formats and media * Includes photographs of medieval buildings with descriptions and historical analysis, sidebars with additional info and primary sources, illustrations, a bibliography, and a glossary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781440841811 20170117
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Supports for Prints and Drawings 2. Conservation Problems Related to the Paper Support of Prints and Drawings 3. Conservation Problems Related to the Materials and Techniques of Prints 4. Conservation Problems Related to the Materials and Techniques of Drawings 5. Item-Level Collection Protection: Envelopes, Sleeves, Folders, Enclosures, Mats, Boxes, Frames, and Furniture 6. Preventive Conservation for Prints and Drawings 7. Basic Paper Conservation Procedures Glossary Appendix 1: How to Make Starch Paste and Methyl Cellulose Adhesive By Katherine Sanderson Appendix 2: Suppliers of Paper Conservation Materials and Equipment Compiled by Catherine Lukaszewski About the Author Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442239708 20170206
The 2nd edition of The Care of Prints and Drawings provides practical, straightforward advice to those responsible for the preservation of works on paper, ranging from curators, facility managers, conservators, registrars, collection care specialists, private collectors, artists, or students of museum studies, visual arts, art history, or conservation. A greater emphasis is placed on preventive conservation, a trend among collecting institutions, which reflects the growing recognition that scarce resources are best expended on preventing deterioration, rather than on less effective measures of reversing it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442239708 20170206
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)