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464 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Maureen Furniss surveys the cultural, political and economic context of how this dynamic industry evolved, emphasizing both artistic and technical achievements from around the world - from Hollywood to Tokyo, from Moscow to Sydney. Featuring a timeline for each of its six parts, Animation: The Global History provides readers with a clear and accessible chronology of events. A 'Global Storyline', highlighting the major themes of the era, opens each chapter, and an end-of-book glossary defines key terms used throughout the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500252178 20170410
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Wassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, and Joseph Beuys were the leading artists of their generations to recognize the rich possibilities that animism and shamanism offered. While each of these artists' connection with shamanism has been written about separately, Evan Firestone brings the four together in order to compare their individual approaches to anthropological materials and to define similarities and differences between them. The author's close readings of their works and examination of the relevant texts available to them reveal fresh insights and new perspectives.The importance of indigenous beliefs in animism for Kandinsky's philosophy of art and practice, especially the animism of inanimate objects, is analyzed for the first time in conjunction with his well-known enthusiasms for Symbolism and Theosophy. Ernst's collage novel, 'La femme 100 tetes' (1929), previously found to have significant alchemical content, also is shown to extensively utilize shamanism, thereby merging different branches of the occult that prove to have remarkable similarities. The in-depth examination of Pollock's works, both known and overlooked for shamanic content, identifies textual sources that heretofore have escaped notice. Firestone also demonstrates how shamanism was employed by this artist to express his desire for healing and transformation. The author further argues that the German edition of Mircea Eliade's 'Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy' (1957) helped to revitalize Beuys's life and art, and that his ecological campaigns reflected a new consciousness later termed ecoanimism.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

83. Anish Kapoor [2017]

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191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

84. Anna Maria Maiolino [2017]

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191 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Hunger is a virtue / Bryan Barcena
  • An early late style : on Anna Maria Maiolino's 1970s work on paper / Sérgio B. Martins
  • Mother knowledge / Helen Molesworth
  • The polymorphic impulse / Briony Fer
  • The offering table, or the matter of death / Anne M. Wagner
  • Exhibition checklist.
Born in Calabria, Italy, in 1942, Anna Maria Maiolino is one of the leading artists of her generation. Her work reflects the major cultural and political realities of postwar Europe and South America as well as issues of patriarchy, feminism, and immigration. This book presents her prints, drawings, sculpture, photography, video, and performance pieces. From her early woodcuts, which spoke directly to the tense political atmosphere of her adopted country of Brazil, to her introspective works on paper-every aspect of Maiolino's incredibly diverse and accomplished career is presented in exquisite illustrations and with a series of informed and provocative essays.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors 1. A Manifesto for Future Anthropologies EASA Future Anthropologies Network 2. Anthropology and Futures: Setting the Agenda Sarah Pink, RMIT, Australia and Juan Francisco Salazar, University of Western Sydney, Australia 3. The Art of Turning Left and Right Andrew Irving, University of Manchester, UK 4. Cripping the Future: Making Disability Count Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp, New York University, USA 5. Contemporary Obsessions with Time and the Promise of the Future Simone Abram, Durham University, UK 6. Pyrenean Rewilding and Colliding Ontological Landscapes: A Future(s) Dwelt-in Ethnographic Approach Anthony Knight, University of Kent, UK 7. Digital Technologies, Dreams and Disconcertment in Anthropological World-Making Karen Waltorp, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 8. Future in the Ethnographic World Debora Lanzeni and Elisenda Ardevol, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain 9. Researching Future as an Alterity of the Present Sarah Pink, Yoko Akama and Annie Fergusson, RMIT, Australia 10. Speculative Fabulation: Modes for Researching Worlds to Come in Antarctica Juan Francisco Salazar, University of Western Sydney, Australia 11. Ethno Science Fiction: Projective Improvisations of Future Scenarios and Environmental Threats in the Everyday Life of British Youth Johannes Sjoberg, University of Manchester, UK 12.Reaching for the Horizon: Exploring Existential Possibilities of Migration and Movement within the Past-Present-Future through Participatory Animation Alexandra D'Onofrio, University of Manchester, UK 13. Agency and Dramatic Storytelling: Roving through Pasts, Presents and Futures Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston, York University, Canada 14. Remix as a Literacy for Future Anthropology Practice Annette N. Markham, Aarhus University, Denmark Afterword: Flying toward the Future on the Wings of Wind Paul Stoller, West Chester University, USA Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474264891 20170626
Anthropology has a critical, practical role to play in contemporary debates about futures. This game-changing new book presents new ways of conceptualising how to engage with a future-oriented research agenda, demonstrating how anthropologists can approach futures both theoretically and practically, and introducing a set of innovative research methods to tackle this field of research. Anthropology and Futures brings together a group of leading scholars from across the world, including Sarah Pink, Rayna Rapp, Faye Ginsburg and Paul Stoller. Firmly grounded in ethnographic fieldwork experience, the book's fifteen chapters traverse ethnographies with people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda, disability activists in the U.S., young Muslim women in Copenhagen, refugees in Milan, future-makers in Barcelona, planning and land futures in the UK, the design of workspaces in Melbourne, rewilding in the French Pyrenees, and speculative ethnographies among emerging communities in Antarctica. Taking a strong interdisciplinary approach, the authors respond to growing interest in the topic of futures in anthropology and beyond. This ground-breaking text is a call for more engaged, interventional and applied anthropologies. It is essential reading for students and researchers in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, design and research methods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474264891 20170626
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Art as Social Process Part II: Making Art Part III: Form and Aesthetics Part IV: Modes of Embodiment Part V: Matters of Engagement Part VI: Infrastructures of Art Part VII: Anthropology and the Arts: Intersections and Collisions Permissions Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472585936 20170502
A comprehensive introduction to the anthropology of the arts, this is the first textbook to go beyond visual art to cover the arts more broadly. Drawing together media such as painting, sound, performance, video, and film, it presents a clear overview of the cross-cultural human experience of art. Introducing students to the basics as well as the latest scholarship, the book features: - 45 chapters which combine classic texts from anthropologists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Claude Levi-Strauss, Margaret Mead, Bronislaw Malinowski, Alfred Gell, Franz Boas, and Mary Douglas with recent scholarship by George Marcus, Tim Ingold, Roger Sansi, Christopher Pinney, Georgina Born, and others - Both theoretical and ethnographic readings, with coverage ranging from Bali, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Australia to the United States - Introductory materials, ethnographic exercises, further reading ideas, and alternative suggestions for navigating the content based on medium, geography, theory, or ethnography Designed for classroom use, Anthropology of the Arts is invaluable for teaching and learning. Engaging and accessible, it is essential reading for students in anthropology of art, anthropology of design, anthropology of performance, and related courses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472585936 20170502
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

87. The anti-museum [2017]

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780 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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362 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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389 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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78 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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142 pages : many illustrations (chiefly color)
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

93. A.P.C. Transmission [2017]

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531 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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483 pages (some folded) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Extensively illustrated with more than 200 examples of the best in contemporary Arabic typography and graphic design, Arabic for Designers is an authoritative guide for designers unfamiliar with Arabic script. Using visual examples and case studies, Mourad Boutros takes the reader through the entire range of graphic design applications - newspaper and television news typefaces, book jacket designs, corporate and brand identity, logotype conversions, advertising, design for print and fine art. The author shows how non-Arabic speaking designers can work with the language and understand and respect its cultural nuances, whilst avoiding the pitfalls and mistakes to which many others have fallen victim. Arabic for Designers demonstrates how designing with Arabic can yield incredibly innovative, beautiful and successful results. Based upon over 40 years' experience of working with an array of corporate and creative clients, Mourad Boutros addresses the rise in global awareness about Arab culture in ways that inform and inspire. This book is an invaluable reference for design students, design professionals, marketeers and anyone interested in Arabic culture and language.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519530 20171002
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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168 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 217 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • The New Negro and Racial Reinvention
  • The Art of Assimilation
  • Migration, Class, and Black Religiosity
  • "Humor Ill-Advised, If Not Altogether Tasteless?" Stereotype and the New Negro
  • Old and New Negroes, Continued : Betye Saar and Kara Walker.
"An essential African American artist of his era, Archibald Motley Jr. created paintings of black Chicago that aligned him with the revisionist aims of the New Negro Renaissance. Yet Motley's approach to constructing a New Negro--a dignified figure both accomplished and worthy of respect--reflected the challenges faced by African American artists working on the project of racial reinvention and uplift. Phoebe Wolfskill demonstrates how Motley's art embodied the tenuous nature of the Black Renaissance and the wide range of ideas that structured it. Focusing on key works in Motley's oeuvre, Wolfskill reveals the artist's complexity and the variety of influences that informed his work. Motley's paintings suggest that the racist, problematic image of the Old Negro was not a relic of the past but an influence that pervaded the Black Renaissance. Exploring Motley in relation to works by notable black and non-black contemporaries, Wolfskill reinterprets Motley's oeuvre as part of a broad effort to define American cultural identity through race, class, gender, religion, and regional affiliation"-- Provided by the publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
  • Portraits d'identités -- Guy Amsellem, président de la Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine -- Portraits et clichés -- Le Grand Architecte de l'Univers -- Portraits de l'architecte -- La construction visuelle de l'architecte -- Les portraits gravés -- Ingres et les architectes -- Le look -- Rire de l'architecte, rire avec l'architecte -- Le portrait sculpté -- Charles Garnier, première star de l'architecture -- Le regard des photographes -- La tête pleine de monuments -- L'architecte au travail -- Profession architecte -- La fantaisie de la vieille maison -- Chambre avec vue -- L'homme et ses outils -- L'architecte à sa table de travail -- La commande et le pouvoir -- L'architecte à la une -- Un personnage de premier plan ? -- À la une! -- L'architecte, une valeur sûre -- "So long, architect!" -- Architectes et écrivains, une même -- Passion de construire -- Du cube à la case.
"Du Grand Architecte de l'Univers, de l'homme de Néandertal ou d'Imhotep, qui est le premier architecte? Qui est donc ce personnage capable de tenir tête aux souverains et qui, comme François Mansart face à Colbert, refuse "de se lier les mains par un devis"? Devis, argent, délais, oublis récurrents, voilà les mots qui fâchent. Depuis le XVIIe siècle, les clichés perdurent : "Qui bastit ment. Il n'a pas bien pris ses mesures." Le cinéma enfonce le clou : Fernandel oublie les toilettes de monsieur le maire, tandis que Jamel Debbouze, alias Numérobis, pose la mosaïque d'un atrium avant de s'occuper des évacuations. L'architecte ne laisse pas indifférent. Personnage de roman ou de film, de bande dessinée ou de jeu pour enfants, à la une des journaux et des magazines, en timbre ou billet de banque, il est l'un des hérauts de notre temps. Perruqué ou poudré, en redingote ou en T-shirt noir, affublé de ses tés, compas ou ordinateurs, seul ou aux côtés de ses commanditaires, l'architecte dévoile ses multiples facettes dans ce livre, immortalisé par les plus grands peintres, graveurs, sculpteurs, photographes, illustrateurs et réalisateurs."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xviii, 131 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Foreword / by Barry Bergdoll
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Architects' gravesites
  • Geographical groupings
  • Afterword / by Paul Goldberger.
All working architects leave behind a string of monuments to themselves in the form of buildings they have designed. But what about the final spaces that architects themselves will occupy? Are architects' gravesites more monumental -- more architectural -- than others? This unique book provides an illustrated guide to more than 200 gravesites of famous architects, almost all of them in the United States. Led by our intrepid author, Henry Kuehn, we find that most graves of architects are not monumental but rather modest, that many architects did not design their final resting places, and that a surprising number had their ashes scattered. Architects' Gravesites offers an alphabetical listing, from Alvar Aalto and Dankmar Adler (Louis Sullivan's partner) to Frank Lloyd Wright and Minoru Yamasaki (designer of the Word Trade Center's twin towers). Each entry includes a brief note on the architect's career and a color photograph of the site. For example, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is buried in Chicago under a simple granite slab designed by his architect grandson; Louise Bethune, the first American woman to become a professional architect, is buried under a headstone inscribed only with her husband's name (a plaque honoring her achievements was installed later); Philip Johnson's ashes were spread in his rose garden, with no marker, across the street from his famous Glass House; and the grave of Pierre L'Enfant in Arlington National Cemetery offers a breathtaking view of Washington, D.C., the city he designed. Architects' Gravesites is an architectural guide like no other, revealing as much about mortality as about monumentality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262533478 20170731
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)