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xvi, 621 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • 1. The Jacobean Period: Joiners and Cabinetmakers in the New World 2. William and Mary: The Years of Transition 3. Queen Anne: The Line of Beauty 4. The Chippendale Style 5. Furniture of the Federal Period 6. American Empire 7. Windsor Chairs 8. Country Furniture: New England 9. Southern Furniture 10. Furniture of Rural Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Mid-West 11. Shaker Furniture: The Gift to Be Simple Color Plate Signature 12. Victorian Furniture: Gothic and Rococo Revivals 13. Victorian Furniture: The Renaissance Revival 14. Eastlake, the Aesthetic Movement, and the Colonial Revival 15. American Mission Furniture and the Arts & Crafts Movement: 1900-1915 16. Traditional Revivals for a Conservative Public 17. Modern Furniture, 1920-1941: Is It Here to Stay? 18. America Takes the Lead: Mid-Century Modern, 1950s and 1960s 19. Post-Modern and Avant-Garde Furniture since 1975 20. Studio Furniture and Furniture as Art 21. Connoisseurship of American Furniture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442270381 20180409
Drawing on the latest scholarship, this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated survey tells the story of the evolution of American furniture from the 17th century to the present. Not viewed in isolation, furniture is placed in its broader cultural, historic, and aesthetic context. The focus is not only on the urban masterpieces of 18th century William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, and Federal styles but also on the work of numerous rural cabinetmakers. Special chapters explore Windsor chairs, Shaker, and Pennsylvania German furniture which do not follow the mainstream style progression. Picturesque and anti-classical explain Victorian furniture including Rococo, Renaissance, and Eastlake. Mission and Arts and Crafts furniture introduce the 20th century. Another chapter identifies the eclectic revivals such as Early American that dominated the mass market throughout much of the 20th century. After World War II American designers created many of the Mid-Century Modern icons that are much sought after by collectors today. The rise of studio furniture and furniture as art which include some of the most creative and imaginative furniture produced in the 20th and 21st centuries caps the review of four centuries of American furniture. A final chapter advises on how to evaluate the authenticity of both traditional and modern furniture and how to preserve it for posterity. With over 800 photos including 24 pages of color, this fully illustrated text is the authoritative reference work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442270381 20180409
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxx, 245 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Table of Contents List of Tables and Figures AcknowledgementsChapter One: IntroductionChapter Two: A Short History of Benin Art and Politics Chapter Three: Threat and Creativity: The Political Context for Esigie's Commission Chapter Four: Remembrance and Memorial: Methods of Commemoration in BeninChapter Five: Patterns of Authorship and the Architectural Frame Chapter Six: The Installation of the Plaque Corpus under Esigie and OrhogbuaConclusionAnnex 1: Plaques by Flange-Pattern CategoryAnnex 2: Illustration of Flange Pattern Sub-TypesAnnex 3: Views of Palace ReconstructionAnnex 4: List of Plaques by InstitutionGlossaryBibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472451552 20180306
The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a detailed analysis of a corpus of nearly 850 bronze plaques that were installed in the court of the Benin kingdom at the moment of its greatest political power and geographic reach. By examining European accounts, Benin oral histories, and the physical evidence of the extant plaques, Gunsch is the first to propose an installation pattern for the series.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472451552 20180306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xviii, 198 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm.
  • 1 Introduction: A Global Commodity in the Transpacific Trade 2 Crafting a Global Brand: Jingdezhen in the Early Modern World 3 From Junk to Galleon: Commercial Activity in Manila 4 A Parian in the Plaza Mayor: Making Space for Asia in Colonial Mexico 5 Blue-and-White Chocolateros: Crafting a Local Aesthetic in a Colonial Context 6 Conclusion: Themes from a Connected World.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319665467 20180319
This book follows Chinese porcelain through the commodity chain, from its production in China to trade with Spanish Merchants in Manila, and to its eventual adoption by colonial society in Mexico. As trade connections increased in the early modern period, porcelain became an immensely popular and global product. This study focuses on one of the most exported objects, the guan. It shows how this porcelain jar was produced, made accessible across vast distances and how designs were borrowed and transformed into new creations within different artistic cultures. While people had increased access to global markets and products, this book argues that this new connectivity could engender more local outlooks and even heightened isolation in some places. It looks beyond the guan to the broader context of transpacific trade during this period, highlighting the importance and impact of Asian commodities in Spanish America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319665467 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 16 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxi, 105 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chaos, Purity and Danger What this book is about Who this book is for Structure of the book Chapter One: Making the Strange Familiar, and the Familiar Strange Introduction The anthropological roots of design anthropology Tracing the threads Anthropology and business Anthropology: Its Achievements and Future The way we were: The legacy of 1960s through the 1980s Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary Dialogue 1: Writing Culture Dialogue 2: In the wake of Writing Culture: new projects We will not regret the past nor wish to close the door on it Dialogue 3: An anthropology of the Contemporary Dialogue 4: Bridging the traditional, the modern, and the contemporary Dialogue 5: Introducing the design studio Dialogue 6: Adaptive strategies Dialogue 7: Deparochializing anthropology Anthropological relocations and the limits of design Design: Anthropology's future or problematic object? Chapter Two: Roots in Design Introduction Significance for anthropology The Sciences of the Artificial: Rationality and the science of design Herbert Simon in context What implications for anthropology? Understanding artifacts and systems: the dichotomy of inner and outer environments the Emergence of Professional Design politics of the artificial: Design at the end of the millennium Unraveling the politics: a critique of the artificial Challenges to scientific "truth": blurring the boundaries of natural and artificial contemporary Critiques of design The social turn: Design for the Other 90% Is humanitarian design the new imperialism? Branzi's Dilemma: Design Consciousness in Contemporary Culture 21st Century design: An integrative discipline The design education manifesto Designing with, not designing for: the influence of participatory design Ethnography in the field of design the design education manifesto Designing with, not designing for: the influence of Participatory design Ethnography in the field of design Chapter three: OPERATIONALIZING DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGY: How we know it when we see it Introduction Disciplinary evolution: adaptive strategies Disruptive change demands pluridisciplinary collaboration Design anthropology: "Ethnographies of the Possible" Events and situated practice The significance of events and situations in anthropological practice Frameworks an Emerging set of principles toward future-making: Vignettes of cultural production and change Vignette 1: Design Anthropological Futures Conference Design Anthropological Futures: Ethnographies of the Possible Analysis and outcomes Vignette 2: BarnRaise Pre-event: registration and team assignments Setting the stage: opening reception The design workshop: a "future-in-the-making" event Analysis and outcomes ã Chapter four: MAPPING DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGY Introduction Design anthropology: discipline, subject area, or research strategy? Basic web search: Google Ngram Google Scholar and ProQuest Social Network analysis of Design anthropology Events and Contributors Data Description Social Network Analysis Google Site search Discussion of findings Design Anthropology's COINs and CoPs Tracking the diffusion of innovation Homophily and heterophily Attributes of innovation Conclusion Chapter five: epilogue Final thoughts A field in its own right Not to be confused with design ethnography Technological challenges.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629583198 20180205
This book explores the evolution of two disciplines, design and anthropology, and their convergence within commercial and organizational arenas. Focusing on the transdisciplinary field of design anthropology, the chapters cover the global forces and conditions that facilitated its emergence, the people that have contributed to its development and those who are likely to shape its future. Christine Miller touches on the invention and diffusion of new practices, the recontextualization of ethnographic inquiry within design and innovations in applications of anthropological theory and methodology. She considers how encounters between anthropology and `designerly' practice have impacted the evolution of both disciplines. The book provides students, scholars and practitioners with valuable insight into the movement to formalize the nascent field of design anthropology and how the relationship between the two fields might develop in the future given the dynamic global forces that continue to impact them both.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629583198 20180205
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxv, 225 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgments List of Illustrations List of Contributors Introduction 1 Susanne Kuchler - Materials and Design 2 Harvey Molotch - Objects in Sociology 3 Alison J. Clarke - The Anthropological Object in Design 4 Maria Bezaitis and Rick E. Robinson - Valuable to Values 5 Jane Fulton Suri - Poetic Observation 6 Jamer Hunt - Prototyping the Social 7 Pauline Garvey - Consuming IKEA and Inspiration as Material Form 8 Nicolette Makovicky -`Erotic Needlework' 9 Vladimir Arkhipov - Functioning Forms / Anti-Design 10 Diana Young - Coloring Cars 11 Lane DeNicola - The Internet, the Parliament, and the Pub 12 Daniel Miller - Interior Decoration 13 Erin B. Taylor and Heather A. Horst - Designing Financial Literacy in Haiti 14 Arturo Escobar - Stirring the Anthropological Imagination Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474259040 20180115
Design Anthropology brings together leading international design theorists, consultants and anthropologists to explore the changing object culture of the 21st century. Decades ago, product designers used basic market research to fine-tune their designs for consumer success. Today the design process has been radically transformed, with the user center-stage in the design process. From design ethnography to culture probing, innovative designers are employing anthropological methods to elicit the meanings rather than the mere form and function of objects. This important volume provides a fascinating exploration of the issues facing the shapers of our increasingly complex material world. The text features case studies and investigations covering a diverse range of academic disciplines. From IKEA and anti-design to erotic twenty-first-century needlework and online interior decoration, the book positions itself at the intersections of design, anthropology, material culture, architecture, and sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474259040 20180115
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 207 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Within and Beyond Error Part One - Design 1. Design Theory 101 2. Design as Symbolic Violence 3. Design vs. The Design Industry Part Two - Ecology 4. Ecological Theory 101 5. Epistemological Error 6. Ecological Literacy 7. Ecoliterate Design 8. Ecological Movements 9. Ecological Perception 1: Theory 10. Ecological Perception 2: Practice 11. Ecological Identity Part Three - Politics 12. Social Marketing 13. The Green Economy 14. The TechnoFix 15. Data Visualisation Conclusion: Towards the Ecocene.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472588616 20180403
Design, Ecology, Politics links social and ecological theory to design theory and practice, critiquing the ways in which the design industry perpetuates unsustainable development. Boehnert argues that when design does engage with issues of sustainability, this engagement remains shallow, due to the narrow basis of analysis in design education and theory. The situation is made more severe by design cultures which claim to be apolitical. Where design education fails to recognise the historical roots of unsustainable practice, it reproduces old errors. New ecologically informed design methods and tools hold promise only when incorporated into a larger project of political change. Design, Ecology, Politics describes how ecological literacy challenges many central assumptions in design theory and practice. By bringing design, ecology and socio-political theory together, Boehnert describes how power is constructed, reproduced and obfuscated by design in ways which often cause environmental harms. She uses case studies to illustrate how communication design functions to either conceal or reveal the ecological and social impacts of current modes of production. The transformative potential of design is dependent on deep-reaching analysis of the problems design attempts to address. Ecologically literate and critically engaged design is a practice primed to facilitate the creation of viable, sustainable and just futures. With this approach, designers can make sustainability not only possible, but attractive.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472588616 20180403
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Editorial Introduction Stuart Walker - Lancaster University, UK Part I Introduction: Culturally Significant Designs, Products and Practices Martyn Evans - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Chapter 1: Creative Ecologies: Contextualising Culturally Significant Designs, Products and Practices Jeyon Jung and Stuart Walker - Lancaster University, UK Chapter 2: Forging New Futures: Cultural Significance, Revitalisation and Authenticity Amy Twigger Holroyd - Nottingham Trent University, UK Chapter 3: Culturally Significant Artefacts and Their Relationship to Tradition and Sustainability Stuart Walker - Lancaster University, UK Chapter 4: Making and its Cultural Ecological Foundations Patrick Dillon - University of Exeter, UK Part II Introduction: Authenticity and Tradition in Material Culture Amy Twigger Holroyd - Nottingham Trent University, UK Chapter 5: The Aran Jumper Siun Carden - University of the Highlands and Islands, UK Chapter 6: Chok Weaving and Textile Enterprises from Northern Thailand Disaya Chudasri - Lancaster University, UK Chapter 7: Oltu-Stone Prayer Beads: A Journey into the Art of Carving Tasbih Hazal Gumus Ciftci - Lancaster University, UK Chapter 8: The Mian Sara: Traditional Iranian Homes and Sustainability Poone Yazdanpanah and Stuart Walker - Lancaster University, UK Chapter 9: IKEA: Mass-produced National Design Identity Sara S. Kristoffersson - Konstfack University College, Sweden Part III Introduction: Revitalisation by Design Tom Cassidy - University of Leeds, UK Chapter 10: Culture as a Resource for a Sustainable Future in Indigenous Communities: Strengthening Atikamekw Identity and Economics through Design Anne Marchand, Karine Awashish, Christian Coocoo, Solen Roth, Renata Marques Leitao, Cedric Sportes and Caoimhe Isha Beaule - University of Montreal, Canada Chapter 11: Transforming Tradition in Indonesia: A Method for Maintaining Tradition in a Craft and Design Context Adhi Nugraha - Aalto University, Finland Chapter 12: New Translations of South Korean Patterns Meong Jin Shin - University of Leeds, UK Chapter 13: Revitalisation by Design Sebastian Cox - Sebastian Cox Ltd, UK Chapter 14: New Caribbean Design: Revitalising Place-based Products Patty Johnson - Patty Johnson Design, Canada Part IV Introduction: Enterprise, Policy and Education for Positive Development Jeyon Jung - Lancaster University, UK Chapter 15: Sustaining Culturally Significant Designs, Products and Practices: Lessons from the Hohokam Jacques Giard - Arizona State University, USA Chapter 16: Accidents, Intentions, Movements and Makers: Artisan Economy in Portland, Oregon, USA Steven Marotta, Austin Cummins and Charles Heying, Portland State University, USA Chapter 17: The Role of Higher Education in Sustaining Culturally Significant Crafts in Estonia Sirpa Kokko - University of Helsinki, Finland Chapter 18: The Challenge of Intellectual Property Rights for Culturally Significant Patterns, Products and Processes Tom Cassidy and Tracy Diane Cassidy - University of Leeds, UK Chapter 19: The Case of the City Different: The Intersection of the Museum, the Artist and the Marketplace Marsha C. Bol - Carnegie Museum of Natural History, USA Part V Introduction: Design Futures Stuart Walker and Martyn Evans - Lancaster University, UK and Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Chapter 20: Research Approaches for Culturally Significant Design Tom Cassidy - University of Leeds, UK Chapter 21: Digital Transformations, Amateur Making and the Revitalisation of Traditional Textile Crafts Amy Twigger Holroyd - Nottingham Trent University, UK Chapter 22: Design for Social Innovators Anna Meroni and Daniela Selloni - Politechnico di Milano, Italy Chapter 23: Integrated Scales of Design and Production for Sustainability with a Focus on Graduate Design Work in Lighting Cagla Dogan - Middle Eastern Technical University, Turkey Chapter 24: Designing Authentic Brands: How Designerly Approaches can Craft Authentic Brand Identity Emma Murphy - Glasgow School of Art, UK Chapter 25: Strategies for Revitalisation of Culturally Significant Designs, Products and Practices Martyn Evans, Amy Twigger Holroyd, Stuart Walker, Tom Cassidy and Jeyon Jung - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Nottingham Trent University, UK, Lancaster University, UK and University of Leeds, UK Endmatter Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474241809 20180403
Design Roots provides a comprehensive review of culturally significant designs, products and practices which are rooted to particular communities through making tradition and a sense of place. Many rich traditional practices associated with community, tacit knowledge and culture are being rapidly lost due to globalisation and urbanisation. Yet they have much to offer for the future in terms of sustainability, identity, wellbeing and new opportunities in design. This book considers the creative roots, the place-based ecologies, and deep understandings of cultural significance, not only in terms of history and tradition but also in terms of locale, social interactions, innovation, and change for the sustainment of culturally significant material productions. Importantly, these are not locked in time by sentimentality and nostalgia but are evolving, innovative, and adaptive to new technologies and changing circumstances. Contributing authors explore the historical roots of culturally significant designs, products and practices, emerging directions, amateur endeavours, enterprise models, business opportunities and the changing role and contribution of design in the creation of material cultures of significance, meaning and value. An international perspective is provided through case studies and research from North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australasia, with examples including Aran jumper production in Northern Ireland, weaving in Thailand, Iranian housing design, Brazilian street design and digital crafting in the United Kingdom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474241809 20180403
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxvi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Introduction Kate McLean, Dominic Medway, Chris Perkins and Gary Warnaby Part I Olfactory Art Preface David Howes Smell the City: A Participatory Art Installation Victoria J E Jones An Olfactory Space Gwenn-Ael Lynn The Smell of Snow: Experiencing Wonderland through Multisensory Art Melissa Westbrook Part II Representing Smell Preface Chris Perkins The GhostFood Project: Enhancing Flavor through Personalized Smellscapes Miriam Songster Smellscape Narratives: Designing Olfactory Spaces as Infrastructure for Embodied Storytelling Julia Feuer-Cotter Communicating and Mediating Smellscapes: The Design and Exposition of Olfactory Mappings Kate McLean Part III Smellscape Design and Monitoring Preface Jean-Paul Thibaud The Design of Urban Smellscapes with Fragrant Plants and Water Features Jieling Xiao, Malcolm Tait and Jian Kang Stop and Smell the Flowers: Plant Scent in a Healing Forest Garden for Patients with Stress-Related Illness Victoria L. Lygum The Creation of Seoul Scent: Invisible Beauty EunSook Kwon Design with Smells: The Environmental Scientist's Perspective Michael Bull Part IV Retail, Scent and Service Design Preface Charles Spence Designing Smell into the Consumer Experience Dominc Medway and Gary Warnaby The Use of Scent in Out of Home (OOH) Advertising Prask Sutton Scent and Brand Storytelling Claire Sokell Thompson with contribution from Jo Barratt Olfactory Control, Aroma Power and Organizational Smellscapes Kathleen Riach and Samantha Warren Part V Smell Learning Environments Preface Kevin Thwaites Experiential Learning and Olfactory Architectures: Accommodating Smell in Teaching Practices in the Built Environment Victoria Henshaw Culturalizing Scent: Current Steps towards Integrating the Sense of Smell in Art and Design Education Ashraf Osman, Claus Noppeney and Nada Endrissat Olfactory Education in Art and Design Jo Norman and Nicola Pozzani Situating Olfactory Literacies: An Intersensory Pedagogy by Design Melanie McBride and Jason Nolan Part VI Historic and Theatrical Smellscapes Preface Jonathan Reinarz Inhaling Futurism: On the Use of Olfaction in Futurism and Olfactory (Re)constructions Carol Verbeek A Dead Man's Nose: Using Smell to Explore the Battlefield of Waterloo Stuart Eve Olfactory Design Element in Theatre: The Practical Considerations Michael McGinley and Charles McGinley The Nose Onstage: Olfactory Perceptions and Theatrical Dimension Anna D'Errico Part VII Smell Capture, Distillation and Diffusion Preface Alexander Horowitz A DIY Guide for Extracting Scent in Your Kitchen Olivia Alice Clemence Scenting the Antiseptic Institution Brian Goeltzenleuchter Indeterminate Ecologies of Scent Debra Riley Parr Afterword Jim Drobnick.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138955547 20171218
Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. This book provides practical guidance regarding different equipment, techniques, stages and challenges which might be encountered as part of this process. Throughout the text there is an emphasis on spatial design in numerous forms and interpretations - in the street, the studio, the theatre or exhibition space, as well as the representation of spatial relationships with smell. Contributions, originate across different geographical areas, academic disciplines and professions. This is crucial reading for students, academics and practitioners working in olfactory design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138955547 20171218
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxviii, 509 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 243 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • List of Figures List of Plates Acknowledgements Introduction Annamari Vanska, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, Finland and Hazel Clark, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA I. Inside the Museum Inside the Museum: Introduction 1. Confronting Fashion's Death Drive: Conservation, Ghost Labor, and the Material Turn within Fashion Curation. Sarah Scaturro 2. Permanence and Impermanence: Curating Western Textiles & Fashion at the Royal Ontario Museum Alexandra Palmer 3. Unfamiliar places, local voices: Four emerging curatorial narratives in Australia (2010-2016) Robyn Healey 4. Fashion curation at MoMu: Digital challenges Kaat Debo II. The Independents The Independents: Introduction 5. Props and Other Attributes: Fashion and Exhibition-making Judith Clark 6. Staging Fashion in Somerset House, London Alistair O'Neill 7. Boutique - Where Art and Fashion Meet. Curating as collaboration and as cultural critique Annamari Vanska 8. From Lesbian and Gay to Queer: Challenging the Hegemony in Collecting and Exhibiting LGBT Fashion and Dress Shaun Cole 9. Intervening Fashion: A case for feminist approaches to fashion curation. Nathalie Khan III. Beyond the Museum Beyond the Museum: Introduction 10. Fashion museums and fashion exhibitions in Italy. New perspectives in Italian fashion studies Simona Segre Reinach 11. Beyond Garments: Reorienting the Practice and Discourse of Fashion Curating Marco Pecorari 12. Fashion curates art: Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton Peter Bengtsen 13. Artification and Authenticity: Museum Exhibitions of Luxury Fashion Brands in China Yuli Bai.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474287104 20180219
As the practice of fashion curation extends into commercial galleries, public and retail spaces, and even to the individual self, professional concepts of 'curating' are undergoing rapid change. Today, everyone is seemingly able to 'curate', but where does this leave the traditional understanding of curation as clothing collected and displayed in a museum? This thought-provoking volume explores the practice of fashion curating in the 21st century, bridging the gap between methods of display and notions of 'the curatorial' in fashion exhibitions, commercial settings, and the virtual world. From fashion's earliest forays into the museum to creative collaborations between luxury fashion brands and artists, this book challenges understandings of fashion curation by drawing on the palpably new spaces, places, and actors in today's curating scene. Exploring poetic and performative museum displays in venues such as the V&A, Somerset House, MoMu and the Royal Ontario Museum, alongside the ways that brands such as Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have made use of 'the curatorial' in their own commercial strategies, Fashion Curating asks pressing questions about controversial funding and collaboration from the commercial fashion sector, and the limitations of producing exhibitions that are at the same time critical and popular. Bringing together approaches from fashion curators, designers and world-renowned academics, curation is positioned as a critical practice that opens up new ways of conceptualizing and theorizing fashion, challenging how we think and what we already know.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474287104 20180219
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxxvii, 450 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Figures Introduction Part 1: Manuscripts 1 Hasidic Prayer Book â Continuity and Change â Significance â Conclusion Part 2: Ritual Objects 2 Hasidic Wine Cup â Continuity and Change â Models â Significance â Conclusion 3 Hasidic Seder Plate â Continuity and Change â Models â Influences â Significance â Conclusion 4 Hasidic Sabbath Lamp â Continuity and Change â Models â Significance â Conclusion 5 The Hasidic Prayer Shawl Ornament â Continuity and Change â Models â Shpanyer-Arbet â Influences â Significance â Conclusion Part 3: Folk Art 6 The Hasidic Pipe and Snuffbox â Continuity and Change â Models â Significance â Conclusion 7 Hasidic Talismans â Continuity and Change â Models â Influence â Significance â Conclusion 8 The Hasidic Rabbi's Chair â Continuity and Change â Influences â Significance â Conclusion 9 Conclusion â Symbolism â Mythic Context â Hasidic Context â Worship through Corporeality â The Nature of Hasidism â New Directions in Research Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004287709 20180115
Hasidic Art and the Kabbalah presents eight case studies of manuscripts, ritual objects, and folk art developed by Hasidic masters in the mid-eighteenth to late nineteenth centuries, whose form and decoration relate to sources in the Zohar, German Pietism, and Safed Kabbalah. Examined at the delicate and difficult to define interface between seemingly simple, folk art and complex ideological and conceptual outlooks which contain deep, abstract symbols, the study touches on aspects of object history, intellectual history, the decorative arts, and the history of religion. Based on original texts, the focus of this volume is on the subjective experience of the user at the moment of ritual, applying tenets of process philosophy and literary theory - Wolfgang Iser, Gaston Bachelard, and Walter Benjamin - to the analysis of objects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004287709 20180115
Green Library
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264 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 32 cm
"A lavishly illustrated book that offers an in-depth look at the cultural practices surrounding the tradition of collecting ancient bronzes in China during the 18th and 19th centuries. In ancient China (2000-221 b.c.) elaborate bronze vessels were used for rituals involving cooking, drinking, and serving food. This fascinating book not only examines the cultural practices surrounding these objects in their original context, but it also provides the first in-depth study tracing the tradition of collecting these bronzes in China. Essays by international experts delve into the concerns of the specialized culture that developed around the vessels and the significant influence this culture, with its emphasis on the concept of antiquity, had on broader Chinese society. While focusing especially on bronze collections of the 18th and 19th centuries, this wide-ranging catalogue also touches on the ways in which contemporary artists continue to respond to the complex legacy of these objects. Packed with stunning photographs of exquisitely crafted vessels, Mirroring China's Past is an enlightening investigation into how the role of ancient bronzes has evolved throughout Chinese history"-- Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

15. Modern Asian design [2018]

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ix, 255 pages, 8 numbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Foundations, 1700-1850 - Part I: China from China - Part II: Textiles from India - Part III: Modernization, Globalization and Design SECTION I: PATHS TO MODERNITY, 1850s-1930s Chapter 2: Elite Paths - Part I: Meiji Japan: Designing a Modern State - Part II: Siam and Civilization - Part III: Modernizing Everyday Life in Tashio Japan Chapter 3: Colonial Paths - Part I: Designing the British Raj - Part II: Designing an Asian Empire Chapter 4: Professional Paths - Part I: East Meets West - Part III: Shanghai Modernism - Part II: West Meets East Chapter 5: Consumer Paths - Part I: The Herald of Civilization - Part II: New Patent Medicines - Part III: The Department Store SECTION II: ASIAN MODERNITY, 1940s-2000s Chapter 6: Postcolonial Design and the State - Part I: Chandigarh - Part II: Designing the People's Republic of China - Part III: Singapore Chapter 7: Design and Development - Part I: From Domestic Appliances to Digital Lifestyles - Part II: Design for Development Chapter 8: The Design Professional - Part I: Kenji Ekuan - Part II: Minnette de Silva - Part III: Kan Tai-Keung Chapter 9: Globalization and Consuming Asian Design - Part I: Rebranding banks in Hong Kong - Part II: Asian lifestyle brands Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474296786 20180423
Modern Asian Design provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of Asian design in the modern period, both tracing historical threads and offering a theoretical framework within which to chart the history of design in Asia. Rather than a singular "Asian history", this book presents a series of studies centred on trade routes, colonial relationships, regional networks and cross-cultural exchanges. Modern Asian Design builds on existing resources beyond design history in an effort to map the field, focusing particularly on relations between Asia and the West and also across Asian design cultures. Opening with a brief overview of trade and exchange networks in the 17th and 18th centuries, the bulk of this study comprises analysis of the development of modern design in Asia during the later 19th and early 20th centuries, a period of rapid modernisation. The book's final two chapters bring these central ideas into a contemporary and highly relevant context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474296786 20180423
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xviii, 259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Modern Embroidery Movement in Context 3. Marguerite Zorach: The Roots of the Modern Embroidery Movement 4. Georgiana Brown Harbeson and Her Collaborators: Establishing the Modern Embroidery Movement 5. Collaboration 6. Visualizing Manhattan 7. Nature as Symbol 8. Embroidered Portraits 9. Conclusion References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350033313 20180326
In the early twentieth century, Marguerite Zorach and Georgiana Brown Harbeson were at the forefront of the modern embroidery movement in the United States. In the first scholarly examination of their work and influence, Cynthia Fowler explores the arguments presented by these pioneering women and their collaborators for embroidery to be considered as art. Using key exhibitions and contemporary criticism, The Modern Embroidery Movement focuses extensively on the individual work of Zorach and Brown Harbeson, casting a new light on their careers. Documenting a previously marginalised movement, Fowler brings together the history of craft, art and women's rights and firmly establishes embroidery as a significant aspect of modern art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350033313 20180326
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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786 pages : plans, 120 illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
"Als Reaktion auf die Industrielle Revolution entstand 1867 in Berlin das Deutsche Gewerbe-Museum mit Unterrichts-Anstalt, Sammlung und Bibliothek. 1885 wurde es als 'Kunstgewerbemuseum' in den Verbund der Königlichen Museen aufgenommen und erhielt mit dem heutigen Martin-Gropius-Bau ein prachtvolles Gebäude. Der Umzug in das Berliner Schloss 1921 leitete die Blütezeit der Sammlung als 'Schlossmuseum' ein, zu der auch der Erwerb des Welfenschatzes und bedeutender Privatsammlungen beitrugen. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg konnten Tausende Kunstschätze vor der Zerstörung gerettet werden, der das Schloss und die Hälfte des Bestandes anheimfielen. Diese kehrten 1956-1958 aus West und Ost in ein geteiltes Berlin zurück. In 'Zwillingsmuseen' zeigten sich die Kostbarkeiten, rasch um Neues anwachsend, ab 1963 in den Schlössern Charlottenburg und Köpenick wieder der Öffentlichkeit. Die Chronik von Barbara Mundt blättert fast 100 Jahre der Geschichte dieser zentralen Sammlungsinstitution unter Berücksichtigung der wichtigsten Akteure auf"--Back cover.
Green Library
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287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 233 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Becoming a Practical Visionary: Geddes's Youth and Early Career - Portraiture and Advertising Illustration - Christian Science and Fordism - InWhich Magazine 2. Transforming Audiences: Stage Design to Industrial Design - Geddes's Knowledge of Theosophy, Psychology, and Advertising - Theater Number 6: Merging the Audience and Actors - Geddes's Stage Design Course, 1922-1928 - Franklin Simon Window Displays, 1927-1930 - J. Walter Thompson Assembly Hall, 1929 - From Stage Design to Architecture: Plans for the Chicago World's Fair, 1933 - The Therapeutics of Color in Interior Design, c. 1930 - Design Proposal for the Kharkov Theater, Ukraine, 1931 - Architecture as a Lively Art 3. Horizons: Publicizing the Visionary Designer - Promoting the Artist in Industry - The Aerial Restaurant, Air Liner Number 4, and the Standard Gas Equipment Stove - Horizons and Towards a New Architecture - Influences of Technocracy and Scientific Management - Horizons' Press Reception - Technological Forecasting in Horizons 4. A Machine-Age Architecturalist: Planning the Factory, Service Station, and the Mass- Produced Home - Toledo Scale Factory - The House of Tomorrow, 1931 - A Modern, Mass-Produced Service Station: Socony-Vacuum, 1934 - Hopes for the Factory-built House: 1939-1945 - Geddes Seeks an Architectural License 5. Streamlining: From Imagined Ideal to Commercial Reality - Graham-Paige Motor Cars, c. 1928-1933 - Horizons and Ideal Streamlining: Car Number 8 and Pan American Airways - Critics of Streamlining - Chrysler Job: Publicizing and Designing the Ideal Car, 1934 - Geddes Designs for Chrysler - Ideal Streamlining and the Rear-Engine Debate - Publicizing Streamlined Design - Cleanlining and Novel Uses of Streamlining, c. 1932-1950 6. Consumer Research: Imagining the Ideal Consumer, Developing a Popular, Modern Aesthetic - Early Consumer Surveys: Philco and Abeyton Realty - `Tomorrow's Consumer, ' 1943 - Designing for the Postwar Consumer: Shell Oil, Radio Corporation of America, and Rittenhouse Chimes 7. The Production and Consumption of Model Worlds: Futurama and `War Maneuver Models' Exhibition, 1937-1944 - Miniature Games: The Origins of Geddes's Modelling and Futurology. - Shell Oil `City of Tomorrow' Advertisement, 1937 - The General Motors Futurama Exhibit, New York World's Fair 1939-1940 - Futurama - Planning and Research: Creating a Theatrical Simulation - Constructing the Future: The Publicity and the Press - Futurama as an Advertisement - War Models in Life Magazine, 1942, and at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1944 - Conclusion References Index.
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Norman Bel Geddes has long been considered the `founder' of American industrial design. During his long career he worked on everything from theatre design, world fairs and cars to houses and product and packaging design. Nicolas P. Maffei's magisterial biography draws on original material from the archive at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, and places Bel Geddes' work within the fast-changing cultural and intellectual contexts of his time. Maffei shows how Bel Geddes' futuristic but pragmatic style - his notion of `practical vision' - was central to his work, and highly influential on the professional practice of American industrial design in general.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xii, 198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
  • Table of Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Contributors's Biographies Introduction Chapter One Owen Jones's Theory of Ornament Isabelle J. Frank Chapter Two Function, Fiction, Flux and Silence: Ornamental Theory, Science, and the Modern Search for Aesthetic Volition Debra K. Schafter Chapter Three August Schmarsow's Theory of Ornament Christiane Hertel Chapter Four The Veil of Truth? Van de Velde, Muthesius, and the Battle over Ornament in Modern Architecture Ole W. Fischer Chapter Five Ornament, Image, and Tension in Ernst Gombrich's Theory of PerceptionLoretta Vandi & Pavlos Jerenis Bibliography.
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These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and Germany. Ranging from Owen Jones to Ernst Gombrich through Gottfried Semper, Alois Riegl, August Schmarsow, Wilhelm Worringer, Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, and Hermann Muthesius, the contributors show how artistic theories are deeply related to the art practice of their own times, and how ornament is imbued with historical and social meaning.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)