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x, 194 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. Secularized Heritage and Fundamentalist India: The Case of MF Husain 3. Frida and Amrita 4. Preparing Art for Freedom in the New South Africa Chapter 5. Aboriginal, Abstract and Isi---Tsonga 6. Figaro South of the Zambesi 7. Xu Bing's Archive of the Past 6. The Persistent Witness: George Gittoes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474299664 20170306
A different set of purposes define culture today than those that preoccupied the world in the immediate decades of decolonization. Focusing on art and music in diverse parts of the world, Daniel Herwitz explores a world that has largely shifted from the earlier days of nationalism, decolonization and cultural exclusion, to one of global markets and networks. Using examples from India and Mexico to South Africa, Australia and China, Herwitz argues that the cultural politics and art being produced in these places are now post- postcolonial. Where the postcolonial downplayed formerly Eurocentric forms and celebrated art with national consciousness, the rules for 21st century cultural authenticity are quickly disappearing. Young people think of themselves in relation to global culture rather than nation----building; the project of producing a new and modern art for the incipient and rising postcolonial nation is out of date. By examining the shift in which art accesses the past and the rise of trends such as hitching consumer culture to celebrity forms and branding, Herwitz's original and engaging exploration of contemporary art captures the ways in which art has given way to a new form of production, altering everything from the role of tradition and heritage in contemporary art to the terms of its vision and circulation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474299664 20170306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxi, 341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

83. Afghanistan [2017]

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255 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 38 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xxvii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword by Isobel Armstrong 1. 'What is to become of the Crystal Palace?' The Crystal Palace after 1851 - Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner 2. 'A present from the Crystal Palace': souvenirs of Sydenham, miniature views and material memory - Verity Hunt 3. The cosmopolitan world of Victorian portraiture: the Crystal Palace portrait gallery, c. 1854 - Jason Edwards 4. The armless artist and the lightning cartoonist: performing popular culture at the Crystal Palace c. 1900 - Ann Roberts 5. '[M]anly beauty and muscular strength': sculpture, sport and the nation at the Crystal Palace, 1854-1918 - Kate Nichols 6. From Ajanta to Sydenham: 'Indian' art at the Sydenham Palace - Sarah Victoria Turner 7. Peculiar pleasure in the ruined Crystal Palace - James Boaden 8. Dinosaurs Don't Die: the Crystal Palace monsters in children's literature, 1854-2001 - Melanie Keene 9. 'A copy - or rather a translation...with numerous sparkling emendations.' Re-rebuilding the Pompeian Court of the Crystal Palace - Shelley Hales and Nic Earle Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719096495 20170418
Echoing Joseph Paxton's question at the close of the Great Exhibition, 'What is to become of the Crystal Palace?', this interdisciplinary essay collection argues that there is considerable potential in studying this unique architectural and art-historical document after 1851, when it was rebuilt in the South London suburb of Sydenham. It brings together research on objects, materials and subjects as diverse as those represented under the glass roof of the Sydenham Palace itself; from the Venus de Milo to Sheffield steel, souvenir 'peep eggs' to war memorials, portrait busts to imperial pageants, tropical plants to cartoons made by artists on the spot, copies of paintings from ancient caves in India to 1950s film. Essays do not simply catalogue and collect this eclectic congregation, but provide new ways for assessing the significance of the Sydenham Crystal Palace for both nineteenth- and twentieth-century studies. The volume will be of particular interest to researchers and students of British cultural history, museum studies, and art history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719096495 20170418
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Introduction-- Part I. The Afterlives of Greek Sculptures: 1. Dangerous afterlives: the Greek use of 'voodoo dolls'-- 2. Use and abuse: toward an ontology of sculpture in ancient Greece-- Part II. Barbaric, Deviant, and Unhellenic: Damage to Sculptures and its Commemoration, 480-31 BC: 3. 'Barbaric' interactions: the Persian invasion and its commemoration in early classical Greece-- 4. Deviant interactions: the mutilation of the herms, oligarchy, and social deviance in the Peloponnesian war era-- 5. Collateral damage: injury, reuse, and restoration of funerary monuments in the early Hellenistic Kerameikos-- 6. State-sanctioned violence: altering, warehousing, and destroying leaders' portraits in the Hellenistic era-- Conclusion: the afterlives of Greek sculptures in the Roman and early Christian eras-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107040724 20170403
The Afterlives of Greek Sculpture is the first comprehensive, historical account of the afterlives of ancient Greek monumental sculptures. Whereas scholars have traditionally focused on the creation of these works, Rachel Kousser instead draws on archaeological and textual sources to analyze the later histories of these sculptures, reconstructing the processes of damage and reparation that characterized the lives of Greek images. Using an approach informed by anthropology and iconoclasm studies, Kousser describes how damage to sculptures took place within a broader cultural context. She also tracks the development of an anti-iconoclastic discourse in Hellenic society from the Persian wars to the death of Cleopatra. Her study offers a fresh perspective on the role of the image in ancient Greece. It also sheds new light on the creation of Hellenic cultural identity and the formation of collective memory in the Classical and Hellenistic eras.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107040724 20170403
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 252 pages : illustrations (shiefly color) ; 32 cm
  • The Making of China: The Establishment of a Lasting Political Paradigm and Cultural Identity During the Qin and Han Dynasties / Zhixin Jason Sun
  • Qin and Han Political Institutions and Administration / Robin D. S. Yates
  • Military Armaments of the Qin and Han / Yang Hong
  • The Qin and Han Imperial City: Modeling and Visualizing Architecture / Cary Y. Liu
  • The Ingenuity of Qin-Han Craftsmanship / Pengliang Lu
  • Popular Beliefs in the Qin and Han Dynasties / Lillian Lan-ying Tseng
  • Qin-Han China and the Outside World / I-tien Hsing
  • Catalogue. The Qin Dynasty: Birth of a Unified China
  • The Han Dynasty: The Consolidation of Empire
  • The Han Dynasty: One Nation, Many Cultures.
The first in-depth exploration of the artistic and cultural achievements of China's "classical" era Age of Empires presents the art and culture of China during one of the most critical periods of its history - the four centuries from 221 B.C. to A.D. 200-- when, for the first time, people of diverse backgrounds were brought together under centralized imperial rule that fostered a new and unified identity. The Qin and Han empires represent the "classical" era of Chinese civilization, coinciding in both importance and timing with the Greco-Roman period in the West. Under the short-lived Qin and centuries-long Han, warring principalities were united under a common emperor, creating not only political and intellectual institutions but also the foundation for a Chinese art, culture, and national identity that lasted over two millennia. Over 150 works from across the full breadth of Chinese artistic and decorative media-- including ceramics, metalwork, textiles, armor, sculpture, and jewelry - are featured in this book and attest to the unprecedented role of art in ancient Chinese culture. These stunning objects, among them soldiers from the renowned terracotta army of Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor, are drawn from institutions and collections in China and appear here together for the first time. Essays by leading scholars, accompanied by dazzling new photography of the objects, address the sweeping societal changes underway, and trace a progression from the early, formative years through unprecedented sophistication and technical accomplishment-embodied in an artistic legacy that reverberates in China's national identity to this day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588396174 20170530
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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168 pages : many illustrations (chiefly color).
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

90. #AiWeiwei [2017]

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135 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 32 cm
  • A conversation with Ai Weiwei / Natasha Egan
  • New York photographs, 1983-1993
  • "Wandering here and there like my cats": Ai Weiwei and photography / John Tancock
  • Beijing photographs, 1993-2003
  • Dropping a Han Dynasty urn, 1995
  • Study of perspective, 1995-2016
  • Chang'an Boulevard, 2004
  • Ai Weiwei: the man in the (cyber)mist / Liz McQuiston
  • 258 fake, 2011
  • Selfies, 2012-2016
  • Illumination, 2009
  • Photographs of surveillance, 2010-2015
  • Weiweicam, 2012
  • Leg gun, 2014
  • Relating to refugees, 2015-2016
  • On the boat, 2016.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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94 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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357 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
  • 1848-1871 Origines et jeunesse -- 1871-1884 Le bonheur fragile d'un jeune peintre -- 1884-1887 L'ombre du malheur -- 1887-1889 Le Monument de Bouillant -- 1889-1899 Le Monument aux morts -- 1889-1901 Les années Degas -- 1899-1914 Nouvelle vie. Inspiration nouvelle -- 1900-1912 L'aura d'un monument célèbre -- 1908-1914 La Société nationale des Beaux-Arts et les jurys internationaux -- 1907-1912 Le Monument à Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- 1914-1923 Désillusions et échecs -- 1914-1918 Durant la Grande Guerre -- 1919-1928 Des derniers monuments aux derniers instants -- Dernier hommage, oubli et prémices de résurgence -- Catalogue -- Principes d'organisation -- Peintures -- Pastels -- Gouache -- Dessins -- Objets -- Gravure -- Sculptures -- Arbres généalogiques sommaires -- Photographies de famille -- Les portraits d'Albert Bartholomé -- Les signatures d'Albert Bartholomé -- Textes d'Albert Bartholomé -- Sa conception de la sculpture -- Manifeste à Paul Clemen -- "Les sculpteurs et les graveurs en médaille" -- La collection personnelle et la bibliothèque d'Albert Bartholomé -- Poèmes sur Bartholomé et son oeuvre -- Les expositions d'oeuvres de Bartholomé de 1879 à 1937 -- Localisation des oeuvres de Bartholomé dans les musées et lieux publics -- Répertoire des archives en France -- Répertoire des archives à l'étranger -- Répertoire des lettres.
"Célèbre de son vivant - près de 100 000 visiteurs défilèrent le jour de la Toussaint, en 1899, lors du dévoilement de son grand Monument aux morts au cimetière du Père-Lachaise -, encensé par une critique unanime, Grand Prix de sculpture de l'Exposition universelle de 1900, Albert Bartholomé atteint une renommée internationale presque équivalente à celle d'Auguste Rodin. Peintre naturaliste, ami intime de Degas, Bartholomé se tourne vers la sculpture à la mort de son épouse Prospérie de Fleury; au cimetière de Bouillant, à Crépy-en-Valois, il réalise pour sa tombe un monument en bronze d'une intense force dramatique. Bustes de ses amis, nus délicats et groupe en marbre (Adam et Ève du musée de l'Ermitage), baigneuses épanouies et portraits en buste inspirés par Florence, son jeune modèle devenu sa seconde épouse, alterneront par la suite dans un style simplifié annonciateur de la sculpture des années 1920. En 1912, son Monument à Jean-Jacques Rousseau pour le Panthéon reçoit les louanges de la critique. L'État lui commandera la création de la Croix de guerre en 1915 et il réalisera des monuments aux morts de la Grande Guerre particulièrement émouvants. La redécouverte de l'oeuvre d'Albert Bartholomé, tombé dans un oubli aussi profond qu'injuste, nous révèle "qu'on doit désormais compter avec ce grand sculpteur et qu'on devrait peut-être voir en lui, dans l'essence même de son art, le seul et le véritable rival de Rodin.""--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
This book proposes a dialogue between two key 20th-century architects, Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi. Frey moved from Switzerland to the U.S. in the early 1930s and Bo Bardi emigrated from Italy to Brazil after the end of World War II. While they never met, their intellectual odysseys overlapped. Both fostered the integration among architecture, landscape, and people, helping transform the architectural culture in their adoptive countries. Their design affinities converged in the notion of a living architecture, evident in their publications and the projects featured here. Frey, a pioneer of "desert modernism" in southern California, embraced the landscape and experimented with materials to create elegantly detailed structures. Bo Bardi produced idiosyncratic works that strove to merge modern and traditional vocabularies in an architecture conceived as a stage for everyday life. Placing these architects side by side, the authors explore modern architecture through cross-cultural exchanges and unveil meaningful, though little- known, architectural dialogues across cultures and continents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783791356754 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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317 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

95. Alberto Giacometti [2017]

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350 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Enfance -- Devenir artiste -- La mort en direct -- Installation à Paris -- La vie d'artiste -- Rue Hippolyte-Maindron -- Entre cubisme et surréalisme -- Des rencontres déterminantes -- Une nouvelle phase -- L'adhésion au surréalisme -- Érotisme et violence -- Objets et décors -- Le Palais à 4 heures du matin -- La mort du père -- . La rupture -- Retour au modèle -- L'accident, puis la guerre -- Un grandiose acharnement -- L'homme qui marche -- La mort de T -- Le temps des changements -- L'homme qui chavire -- Travail sans relâche -- À nouveau, le doute -- Le temps du succès -- Yanaihara -- Une amitié particulière -- Giacometti peintre -- Caroline -- Chase Manhattan Plaza -- Biennale de Venise -- L'ombre de la mort -- Consécration -- Derniers mois.
"Tout l'art du passé, de toutes les époques, de toutes les civilisations, surgit devant moi, tout est simultané comme si l'espace prenait la place du temps." Alberto Giacometti n'est pas seulement un artiste majeur du XXe siècle: il est aussi l'une de ses personnalités les plus originales. Fruit de recherches nouvelles, cet ouvrage nous introduit dans l'intimité d'un artiste hanté par son oeuvre, toujours poussé en avant par une exigence sans concession. Après une jeunesse passée dans l'atelier de son père en Suisse, puis dans celui du sculpteur Antoine Bourdelle à Paris, le jeune artiste s'affranchit de ses premiers mentors en se tournant vers le cubisme, puis le surréalisme. Malgré la reconnaissance quasi-instantanée de son travail et l'amitié admirative d'André Breton, il se détourne rapidement des objets surréalistes qui l'ont rendu célèbre, pour s'engager dans une échappée solitaire qui le mènera à la marge des courants dominants. Ami des plus grands artistes et intellectuels, il trace son sillon personnel dans l'intimité solitaire de son mythique atelier de Montparnasse. Profondément attaché à la représentation humaine, influencé par les arts archaïques et non occidentaux, il s'éloigne d'une représentation naturaliste, pour adopter une vision synthétique et parfois hallucinée de la figure, chargée d'une puissance mystérieuse. Catherine Grenier nous livre le destin et le parcours singulier d'Alberto Giacometti, de sa vie et de son oeuvre, dans une biographie à lire comme un roman."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

96. Alberto Giacometti [2017]

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79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
2 volumes (xv, 1180 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Volume 1 : List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Translating Dürer
  • Money, coinage and currency
  • Abbreviations
  • 1471-1499
  • 1500-1505
  • 1505-1507
  • 1508-1509
  • 1510-1511
  • 1512-1515
  • 1516-1520
  • 1520-1521
  • Account of travels in the Netherlands
  • The Netherlands sketchbooks
  • The renewal of Dürer's imperial liferent.
  • Volume 2 : 1521-1524
  • 1525-1528
  • Funerary and obituary verse and prose on the death of Albrecht Dürer, 1528
  • Albrecht Dürer's legacy and reception, 1528-1599
  • Index of texts
  • Concordance
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Biographical index
  • Index of places
  • Index of themes, topics and concepts
  • Illustration credits.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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121 pages, 118 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm
  • The Harvard Qajar album-from cover to cover / David J. Roxburgh
  • Pouncing and the materiality of image transfer / Trent Barnes
  • Assimilation and rupture : Qajar ink and watercolor technique / Mycah Braxton
  • Crafting time through dress : a pastiche of periods and regions / Gwendolyn Collaço
  • Religious subjects and themes : Shi'i Islam and the revival of Iranian Sufism and dervishes / Farhad Dokhani
  • Trades and professions / Bronwen Gulkis
  • The papers in the Harvard Qajar album / Penley Knipe
  • Reflections of the Najaf circle of artists in Isfahan / Mary McWilliams
  • Aesthetic innovation and conditions of modernity in 19th-century Iran / Sarah Mirseyedi
  • Cross-cultural modernity : military reform and the image of the Shah / Veronika Poier
  • Amorous couples : depictions of permitted and prohibited love / Mira Xenia Schwerda
  • The image and the drawing in Qajar Iran / Meredyth Winter
  • Appendix 1 : Watermarks in the Harvard Qajar album
  • Appendix 2 : Lacquer objects by artists of the Najaf circle related to drawings in the Harvard Qajar album.
The Harvard Qajar Album is an outstanding compendium of nearly 150 beautiful drawings, paintings, and a print produced during the Qajar dynasty of Iran, from the late 18th to early 20th century. The wide-ranging works-spanning narrative compositions, religious subjects, portraits of rulers, and illustrations of humans, animals, and flora-were originally created as technical studies and reference material for artists. Now, they serve as a remarkable record of 19th-century Iranian drawing and design. This handsome book reproduces the entire album at actual size, accompanied by essays that delve into topics represented by the different folios, and that present previously unpublished results of recent conservation work. This book offers a rare opportunity not only to appreciate the ingenuity and artistic virtuosity of the individual works, but also to understand how they reflect the social, political, and cultural history of the Qajar period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300229189 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxxiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)