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Returning to revolution's original meaning of 'cycle', Contemporary Revolutions explores how 21st-century writers, artists, and performers re-engage the arts of the past to reimagine a present and future encompassing revolutionary commitments to justice and freedom. Dealing with histories of colonialism, slavery, genocide, civil war, and gender and class inequities, essays ...
Contemporary Revolutions
Returning to revolution's original meaning of 'cycle', Contemporary Revolutions explores how 21st-century writers, artists, and performers re-engage the arts of the past to reimagine a present and future encompassing revolutionary commitments to justice and freedom. Dealing with histories of colonialism, slavery, genocide, civil war, and gender and class inequities, essays examine literature and arts of Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, and the United States. The broad range of contemporary writers and artists considered include fabric artist Ellen Bell; poets Selena Tusitala Marsh and Antje Krog; Syrian artists of the civil war and Sana Yazigi's creative memory web site about the war; street artist Bahia Shehab; theatre installation artist William Kentridge; and the recycles of Virginia Woolf by multi-media artist Kabe Wilson, novelist W. G. Sebald, and the contemporary trans movement.
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Contemporary Revolutions

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Is uselessness a tool? The acquisition of tools is the secret to humankind's success and what distinguishes us from animals. However, we also use tools to tell stories and produce objects that are perplexingly useless. Uselessness rarely meets our expectations, but can also be fascinating and liberating, because it eludes ...
Uselessness: Humankinds' Most Valuable Tool?
Is uselessness a tool? The acquisition of tools is the secret to humankind's success and what distinguishes us from animals. However, we also use tools to tell stories and produce objects that are perplexingly useless. Uselessness rarely meets our expectations, but can also be fascinating and liberating, because it eludes the logic of the use = value equation. In the Modern Age usefulness became a priority: with reference to space, production or training. Yet futurologists today predict that one product of artificial intelligence will be a useless future. If the future makes us useless, it will be necessary to reconsider our attitude toward uselessness. The texts in this interdisciplinary reader illuminate the potential creativity the future can bring in light of this development.
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Uselessness: Humankinds' Most Valuable Tool?

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An attempt to melt an iceberg with a blowtorch, an indoor lake of tequila, an ascent of Mt Everest, driftwood burnt with sunlight focused through a magnifying glass and a doorbell that emits the sound of a dying star; these are some of the extraordinary artistic strategies covered in this ...
In Land: Writings around Land Art and its Legacies
An attempt to melt an iceberg with a blowtorch, an indoor lake of tequila, an ascent of Mt Everest, driftwood burnt with sunlight focused through a magnifying glass and a doorbell that emits the sound of a dying star; these are some of the extraordinary artistic strategies covered in this collection. Gathering together texts published since 2002, as well as specially written new essays, In Land traces recent engagements with landscape, nature, environment and the cosmos.
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In Land: Writings around Land Art and its Legacies

by Ben Tufnell
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Sixty-six objects from Ryan Gander's collection make up his major new works Fieldwork 2015 (2015) and Fieldwork 2016 (2016). Each object passes by a window, one after another, on a constantly looping conveyor belt. A National Trust sign protecting 'Culturefield', a chess set, a pair of dead pigeons, a kitchen ...
Fieldwork, the Complete Reader: 2016
Sixty-six objects from Ryan Gander's collection make up his major new works Fieldwork 2015 (2015) and Fieldwork 2016 (2016). Each object passes by a window, one after another, on a constantly looping conveyor belt. A National Trust sign protecting 'Culturefield', a chess set, a pair of dead pigeons, a kitchen sink. Found, fabricated, everyday and exceptional, these objects may represent the richness of our existence, mapping its totality one object at a time. Through this work and a series of writings, Fieldwork serves as a reader to Gander's on-going and ever-evolving practice.
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Fieldwork, the Complete Reader: 2016

by Ryan Gander
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ABAKAN 2301: Kallamity's World of Mecha Design Part Two
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ABAKAN 2301: Kallamity's World of Mecha Design Part Two

by Luca Zampriolo
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The Art of Munashichi
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The Art of Munashichi

by Munashichi
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A selection of the most touching and transformative expressions of romantic love drawn from Tate's collection. Divided among key themes - such as courtship, passion, symbolism, enduring love and even loss - each of the 50 works of art included has been individually selected for the particular way in which ...
LOVE
A selection of the most touching and transformative expressions of romantic love drawn from Tate's collection. Divided among key themes - such as courtship, passion, symbolism, enduring love and even loss - each of the 50 works of art included has been individually selected for the particular way in which the artist has attempted to capture the ineffable, affirmative, devotional aspects of love. Works of art - including paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations and installations - are punctuated by brief captions adding background detail or additional information about the art, artists and their subjects. Sometimes chaste, sometimes frenzied, often passionate and occasionally heartbreaking, placed together these beautiful images create a fascinating and enlightening journey through the visual portrayal of love and sexuality in Western art. Proposed artists for inclusion: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wolfgang Tillmans, David Hockney, Sunil Gupta, Diane Arbus, Gwen John, Simeon Solomon, Auguste Rodin, William Blake, Bandele `Tex' Ajetunmobi, Duncan Grant, Christopher Wool, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sylvia Sleigh, Sophie Calle and many, many more.
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18.57 USD

LOVE

by Alex Pilcher
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Slant Step Book: The Mysterious Object and the Artworks It Inspired
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Slant Step Book: The Mysterious Object and the Artworks It Inspired

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From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a unique and compelling take on the history of art. The book shows how developments ...
100 Ideas that Changed Art
From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a unique and compelling take on the history of art. The book shows how developments in materials and technology have radically changed the way that art is produced. Each entry explores when an idea first evolved and how it has resurfaced in the work of different artists up to the present day. Illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.
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100 Ideas that Changed Art

by Michael Bird
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The MAINTENANT series, established in 2008, gathers the work of renowned and emerging dada artists and writers from around the world. The series has been archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art-New York, the BelVUE Museum-Brussels, and more. Renowned contributors have included artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond ...
Maintenant 14: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art
The MAINTENANT series, established in 2008, gathers the work of renowned and emerging dada artists and writers from around the world. The series has been archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art-New York, the BelVUE Museum-Brussels, and more. Renowned contributors have included artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Giovanni Fontana, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and Kazunori Murakami. Writers have included Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Jerome Rothenberg, and more, with a strong contingent of punk musician-artist-writers including Alice Bag, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Exene Cervenka.
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Maintenant 14: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

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A step by step guide to thinking up fantastical, funny or perfectly practical inventions to help make our world a greener and better place. Children are born nature lovers. As they discover the world with fresh eyes, they marvel at everything, turning conkers into treasure or a willow tree into ...
Little Inventors Go Green!: Inventing for a better planet
A step by step guide to thinking up fantastical, funny or perfectly practical inventions to help make our world a greener and better place. Children are born nature lovers. As they discover the world with fresh eyes, they marvel at everything, turning conkers into treasure or a willow tree into a hidden fortress. This makes them great ambassadors for treating the environment with respect from an early age and inspire the world to take note. This book is full of ideas and inspiration to encourage green inventions that tackle the challenges our planet faces.
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Little Inventors Go Green!: Inventing for a better planet

by Katherine Mengardon, Dominic Wilcox
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A collection of contemporary DADA art and writing gathered from 26 countries on six continents, focusing on the theme of Artificial Ignorance. If you think Artificial Intelligence will mark the end of humanity then think again. Look at the world around you. Where is the intelligence? Where? Lying is the ...
Maintenant 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art
A collection of contemporary DADA art and writing gathered from 26 countries on six continents, focusing on the theme of Artificial Ignorance. If you think Artificial Intelligence will mark the end of humanity then think again. Look at the world around you. Where is the intelligence? Where? Lying is the norm. Incompetence is rampant. Information is soiled with whatever spin is footing the bill. The Kool-Aid is your mind. MAINTENANT 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art concentrates on exposing the ignorance with this issue's theme Artificial Ignorance. The issue features the work of leading contemporary thinkers and creators from around the world who utilize collage, juxtaposition, and absurdity as an artistic protest against the madness of the world today. The MAINTENANT series, established in 2008, is an annual collection of the work of renowned and emerging contemporary DADA artists and writers from around the world. The series has been archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art-New York, the BelVUE Museum-Brussels, and more. Renowned contributors have included artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Giovanni Fontana, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and Kazunori Murakami. Writers have included Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Jerome Rothenberg, and more, with a strong contingent of punk musician-artist-writers including Alice Bag, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Exene Cervenka. MAINTENANT 13 contributors include: Derek Adams, Susan Shoshannah Adler, Henrik Aeshna, Mariam Ahmed, Jamika Ajalon, Linda J. Albertano, Joel Allegretti, Kit Alloway, Sangeetha Alwar, Joshua Amaya, Penny Arcade, Faithfull Baana Enono Arnaud, Wayne Atherton, Mahnaz Badihian, Vittore Baroni, Amy Bassin, Mary Beach, Carla Bertola, Volodymyr Bilyk, Jozsef Biro, Mark Blickley, Robert Branaman, Meagan Brothers, Ima-nol Buisan, Fork Burke, Irene Caesar, Billy Cancel, Peter Carlaftes, Mona Jean Cedar, Robert Cenedella, Exene Cervenka, Neeli Cherkovski, Hal Citron, Andrei Codrescu, Terese Coe, Giuseppe Colarusso, Roger Conover, Malik Crumpler, Pal Csaba, Tchello D'Barros, Steve Dalachinsky, Allison Davis, Holly Day, Bart DeWolf, Claire Doble, Bruce Louis Dodson, Sam Dodson, Gabriel Don, Carol Dorf, Lala Drona, Robert Duncan, Nicole Eisenman, Kellyn Elson, Alejandro Escude, Jeff Farr, Becky Fawcett, Rich Ferguson, Cheryl J. Fish, Giovanni Fontana, Robert Ford, Thomas Fucaloro, Ignacio Galilea, Rosalie Gancie, Sandra Gea, Kat Georges, Christian Georgescu, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Jon Andoni Goikoetea, S.A. Griffin, Fausto Grossi, Egon Guenther, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Elancharan Gunasekaran, Bibbe Hansen, Heide Hatry, Aimee Herman, Mara P. Hernandez, Karen Hildebrand, Jack Hirschman, Mark Hoefer, Bob Holman, Lawrence Holzworth, JC Hopkins, Joel Hubaut, Matthew Hupert, Alfonso Iandiorio, Jonathan Peter Jackson, Mathias Jansson, Astoria Jellett, Boni Joi, Milana Juventa, Dobrica Kamperelic, VinZula Kara, Adeena Karasick, Allan Kausch, Marina Kazakova, Craig Kite, Antonia Alexandra Klimenko, Doug Knott, Ron Kolm, Gregory Kolm, Mark Kostabi, Pawel Kuczynski, Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Edward Kulemin, Alison Kurke, David Lawton, Pascale Le Bihan, Ronna Lebo, Jane LeCroy, Patricia Leonard, Linda Lerner, Verneda Lights, Alex-ander Limarev, Adrian Lis, Mark Lloyd, Madison Luetge, Sophie Malleret, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Phil Marcade, Fred Marchant, Malak Mattar, John Mazzei, Imani Waters McCalla, Joan McNerney, Iulia Milataru, Lois Kagan Mingus, Charles Mingus III, Andriana Minou, Aida Miro, Julian Mithra, Simphiwe Gavin Mndawe, Richard Modiano, Mike M. Mollett, Thurston Moore, Larry Myers, Gerald Nicosia, Harry E. Northup, Anna O'Meara, Valery Oisteanu, Ruth Oisteanu, Suzi Kaplan Olmsted, Marc Olmsted, Jane Ormerod, Yuko Otomo, Lisa Panepinto, Pamela Papino-Wood, Gay Pasley, John S. Paul, Claude Pelieu, Puma Perl, Pawel Petasz, Robert W. Petrick, Raymond Pettibon, Joerg Piringer, Charles Plymell, Renaat Ramon, Kathleen Reichelt, Mado Reznik, Travis Richardson, Wes Rickert, Gyoergy Roczei, Alan Russo, Martina Salisbury, Phil Scalia, William Seaton, Jack Seiei, Santa Semeli, Silvio Severino, Craig Shannon, Susan Shup, Elly Simmons, Angela Sloan, Orchid Spangiafora, DD. Spungin, Phillip T. Stephens, Christine Sloan Stoddard, Thomas Stolmar, Richard Stone, W. K. Strat-ton, Lucien Suel, Daina Surrealism, Neal Skooter Taylor, Michael Thompson, Jeff Tocci, Fred To-maselli, John J. Trause, Ann Firestone Ungar, Yrik Valentonis, Luca Vallino, Anoek Van Praag, Laki Vazakas, Barbara Vos, Duska Vrhovac, Silvia Wagensberg, George Wallace, Scott Wannberg, Mike Watt, Ingrid Wendt, Syporca Whandal, Maw Shein Win, A. D. Winans, Francine Witte, Charles Yuen, Lorene Zarou-Zouzounis, Larry Zdeb, Nina Zivancevic, Joanie HF Zosike
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20.950000 USD

Maintenant 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

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Girls Illustration: A cutting-edge Moe art book of girls, for girls
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31.450000 USD

Girls Illustration: A cutting-edge Moe art book of girls, for girls

by Various Artists
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Buddhas in the Palm of Your Hand
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Buddhas in the Palm of Your Hand

by Kazuya Takaoka
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Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' cinematic Monsterverse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the ...
The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' cinematic Monsterverse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species-thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance. The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an in-depth behind the scenes look at the epic movie. Packed with concept art, on-set photography, and insight from key members of the production-including director Michael Dougherty-this beautiful book tells the story of how Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah were brought to terrifying life.
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41.950000 USD

The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters

by Abbie Bernstein
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Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics
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22.040000 USD

Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics

by Peter Drew
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Retrospective Scences from a Sentimental World: Background Illustrations and Scenes by Up-and-Coming Artists
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Retrospective Scences from a Sentimental World: Background Illustrations and Scenes by Up-and-Coming Artists

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Death of Love
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14.910000 USD

Death of Love

by Marjan Hashemi, Sarah-Kate Hemmatpour
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Perfect for display or close observation, the posters in this elegantly produced collection of Ernst Haeckel's exquisite illustrations of natural forms demonstrate his exceptional artistry. Biologist, physician, philosopher, and artist, Ernst Haeckel was also a prescient observer of the natural world. His highly detailed and expertly rendered illustrations, first published ...
Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature: 22 Pull-Out Posters
Perfect for display or close observation, the posters in this elegantly produced collection of Ernst Haeckel's exquisite illustrations of natural forms demonstrate his exceptional artistry. Biologist, physician, philosopher, and artist, Ernst Haeckel was also a prescient observer of the natural world. His highly detailed and expertly rendered illustrations, first published at the turn of the 20th century, are not only beautiful works of art, but also have scientific underpinnings. Now available as a series of large format posters sumptuously printed and suitable for framing, Haeckel's most elaborate and captivating works illustrate his fundamental notion of the unity of all living things. From otherworldly radiolaria to psychedelic sea anemones, Haeckel's science and artistry continue to provide inspiration for 21st-century illustrators, architects, graphic designers, and anyone interested in exploring nature's perfect geometry.
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37.18 USD

Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature: 22 Pull-Out Posters

by Ernst Haeckel
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Since the 1970s, the performance and conceptual artist Suzanne Lacy has explored women's lives and experiences, as well as race, ethnicity, aging, economic disparities, and violence, through her pioneering community-based art. Combining aesthetics and politics, and often collaborating with other artists and community organizations, she has staged large-scale public art ...
Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007
Since the 1970s, the performance and conceptual artist Suzanne Lacy has explored women's lives and experiences, as well as race, ethnicity, aging, economic disparities, and violence, through her pioneering community-based art. Combining aesthetics and politics, and often collaborating with other artists and community organizations, she has staged large-scale public art projects, sometimes involving hundreds of participants. Lacy has consistently written about her work: planning, describing, and analyzing it; advocating socially engaged art practices; theorizing the relationship between art and social intervention; and questioning the boundaries separating high art from popular participation. By bringing together thirty texts that Lacy has written since 1974, Leaving Art offers an intimate look at the development of feminist, conceptual, and performance art since those movements' formative years. In the introduction, the art historian Moira Roth provides a helpful overview of Lacy's art and writing, which in the afterword the cultural theorist Kerstin Mey situates in relation to contemporary public art practices.
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41.20 USD

Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007

by Suzanne Lacy
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In What We Made, Tom Finkelpearl examines the activist, participatory, coauthored aesthetic experiences being created in contemporary art. He suggests social cooperation as a meaningful way to think about this work and provides a framework for understanding its emergence and acceptance. In a series of fifteen conversations, artists comment on ...
What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation
In What We Made, Tom Finkelpearl examines the activist, participatory, coauthored aesthetic experiences being created in contemporary art. He suggests social cooperation as a meaningful way to think about this work and provides a framework for understanding its emergence and acceptance. In a series of fifteen conversations, artists comment on their experiences working cooperatively, joined at times by colleagues from related fields, including social policy, architecture, art history, urban planning, and new media. Issues discussed include the experiences of working in public and of working with museums and libraries, opportunities for social change, the lines between education and art, spirituality, collaborative opportunities made available by new media, and the elusive criteria for evaluating cooperative art. Finkelpearl engages the art historians Grant Kester and Claire Bishop in conversation on the challenges of writing critically about this work and the aesthetic status of the dialogical encounter. He also interviews the often overlooked co-creators of cooperative art, expert participants who have worked with artists. In his conclusion, Finkelpearl argues that pragmatism offers a useful critical platform for understanding the experiential nature of social cooperation, and he brings pragmatism to bear in a discussion of Houston's Project Row Houses.Interviewees. Naomi Beckwith, Claire Bishop, Tania Bruguera, Brett Cook, Teddy Cruz, Jay Dykeman, Wendy Ewald, Sondra Farganis, Harrell Fletcher, David Henry, Gregg Horowitz, Grant Kester, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Pedro Lasch, Rick Lowe, Daniel Martinez, Lee Mingwei, Jonah Peretti, Ernesto Pujol, Evan Roth, Ethan Seltzer, and Mark Stern
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30.90 USD

What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation

by Tom Finkelpearl
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The Katurran Odyssey: An Epic Adventure of Courage, Discovery, and Hope
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36.700000 USD

The Katurran Odyssey: An Epic Adventure of Courage, Discovery, and Hope

by Terryl Whitlatch
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Talexi - The Concept Art of Alessandro Taini: Heavenly Sword, Enslaved and DmC
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29.350000 USD

Talexi - The Concept Art of Alessandro Taini: Heavenly Sword, Enslaved and DmC

by Alessandro Taini
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Concepts are where all great ideas begin. Whether scribbled in a sketch pad or on a napkin, concepts are a way for artists to develop their skills and discover interesting shapes and forms that can be developed into their next masterpiece. In Sketching from the Imagination, 50 talented traditional and ...
Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing
Concepts are where all great ideas begin. Whether scribbled in a sketch pad or on a napkin, concepts are a way for artists to develop their skills and discover interesting shapes and forms that can be developed into their next masterpiece. In Sketching from the Imagination, 50 talented traditional and digital artists have been chosen to share their sketchbook works, from doodled concept sketches to fully rendered drawings. A visually stunning collection packed full with useful tips, Sketching from the Imagination is an excellent value resource for concept design to inspire artists of all abilities.
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34.640000 USD

Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing

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The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world ...
Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 in separate installments, is described in the opening essays. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the unity of all living things and the wide variety of forms are executed with utmost delicacy. Incipient microscopic organisms are juxtaposed with highly developed plants and animals. The pages, ordered according to geometric and constructive aspects, document the oness of the world in its most diversified forms. This collection of plates was not only well-received by scientists, but by artists and architects as well. Rene Binet, a pioneer of glass and iron constructions, Emile Galle, a renowned Art Nouveau designer, and the photographer Karl Blossfeld all make explicit reference to Haeckel in their work.
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31.59 USD

Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel

by Ernst Haeckel
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Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1842-1939) was an artist, collector, scholar, and historian working at the dawn of the 20th century. Her first and most prominent work, Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color, provides a comprehensive overview of the main ideas of color theory at the time, ...
Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color
Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1842-1939) was an artist, collector, scholar, and historian working at the dawn of the 20th century. Her first and most prominent work, Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color, provides a comprehensive overview of the main ideas of color theory at the time, as well as her wildly original approaches to color analysis and interaction. Through a 21st century lens, she appears to stumble upon midcentury design and minimalism decades prior to those movements. Presenting her work as a painting manual under the guise and genre of flower painting and the decorative arts-- subjects considered appropriate for a woman of her time--she was able to present a thoroughly studied, yet uniquely poetic, approach to color theory that was later taken up and popularized by men and became ubiquitous in contemporary art departments. Her remarkable inventiveness shines in a series of gridded squares, each 10 x 10, that analyze the proportions of color derived from actual objects: Assyrian tiles, Persian rugs, an Egyptian mummy case, and even a teacup and saucer. Vanderpoel had a deep knowledge of ceramics and analyzed many pieces from her personal collection. She leaves her process relatively mysterious but what is clear, as historian and science blogger John Ptak notes, is that Vanderpoel sought not so much to analyze the components of color itself, but rather to quantify the overall interpretative effect of color on the imagination .
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36.750000 USD

Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color

by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel
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Contemporary artists such as Ghada Amer and Clare Twomey have gained international reputations for work that transforms ordinary craft media and processes into extraordinary conceptual art, from Amer's monumental stitched paintings to Twomey's large, ceramics-based installations. Despite the amount of attention that curators and gallery owners have paid to these ...
Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Contemporary artists such as Ghada Amer and Clare Twomey have gained international reputations for work that transforms ordinary craft media and processes into extraordinary conceptual art, from Amer's monumental stitched paintings to Twomey's large, ceramics-based installations. Despite the amount of attention that curators and gallery owners have paid to these and many other conceptual artists who incorporate craft into their work, few art critics or scholars have explored the historical or conceptual significance of craft in contemporary art. Extra/Ordinary takes up that task. Reflecting on what craft has come to mean in recent decades, artists, critics, curators, and scholars develop theories of craft in relation to art, chronicle how fine-art institutions understand and exhibit craft media, and offer accounts of activist crafting, or craftivism. Some contributors describe generational and institutional changes under way, while others signal new directions for scholarship, considering craft in relation to queer theory, masculinity, and science. Encompassing quilts, ceramics, letterpress books, wallpaper, and textiles, and moving from well-known museums to home workshops and political protests, Extra/Ordinary is an eclectic introduction to the craft culture referenced and celebrated by artists promoting new ways of thinking about the role of craft in contemporary art. Contributors. Elissa Auther, Anthea Black, Betty Bright, Nicole Burisch, Maria Elena Buszek, Jo Dahn, M. Anna Fariello, Betsy Greer, Andrew Jackson, Janis Jefferies, Louise Mazanti, Paula Owen, Karin E. Peterson, Lacey Jane Roberts, Kirsty Robertson, Dennis Stevens, Margaret Wertheim
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29.350000 USD

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art

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This title looks at drawing's current renewal of importance in the art world through illuminating discussion. It is suitable for beginner to professional-level artists seeking advanced explorations of the foundations of drawing. It is illustrated by specific drawing examples & techniques by modern era masters & leading contemporary artists. It ...
Contemporary Drawing
This title looks at drawing's current renewal of importance in the art world through illuminating discussion. It is suitable for beginner to professional-level artists seeking advanced explorations of the foundations of drawing. It is illustrated by specific drawing examples & techniques by modern era masters & leading contemporary artists. It is suitable for serious beginner to professional-level artists seeking advanced explorations of the conceptual and technical foundations of modern era and contemporary drawing. Drawing has recently experienced a renewal of importance in the art world; in fact, it has rarely been as widely represented in the biennials, art fairs and exhibitions as it is now. Contemporary Drawing explores this resurgence through illuminating discussions on the historical and conceptual underpinnings of contemporary drawing, which are then reinforced and illustrated with specific drawing examples/techniques by modern era masters and leading contemporary artists.
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36.750000 USD

Contemporary Drawing

by Margaret Davidson
Hardback
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A step by step guide to thinking up fantastical, funny or perfectly practical inventions with no limits! This book encourages budding inventors to think big and have fun with their imaginations! Be inspired by drawings of scarf helicopters, ladybird umbrellas, and ghost wash'n'dry machines! Check out toothbrush maraccas, square peas, ...
The Little Inventors Handbook: A guide to becoming an ingenious inventor
A step by step guide to thinking up fantastical, funny or perfectly practical inventions with no limits! This book encourages budding inventors to think big and have fun with their imaginations! Be inspired by drawings of scarf helicopters, ladybird umbrellas, and ghost wash'n'dry machines! Check out toothbrush maraccas, square peas, and nose scratchers! What will YOU invent? With this step by step guide, Chief Inventor Dominic Wilcox talk Little Inventors through the process of coming up with new ideas, including problem solving, ways to make objects better, and thinking about the ways people use things. Complete activities and learn some cool facts about the history of inventions, science, tech, art and design along the way! Based on the project which takes children's invention ideas and makes them real. This book is great. I need it to invent a way of feeding me raisins throughout the day as I am travelling about on buses and trains. I believe these Little Inventors could do it for me.' Michael Rosen, Children's novelist and poet Inventing is a key to unlock a child's creativity which I have found fundamental to my well being in life. Here's to Little Inventors for a make good feel good future!' Imogen Heap, musician and inventor Mi-Mu gloves
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18.57 USD

The Little Inventors Handbook: A guide to becoming an ingenious inventor

by Dominic Wilcox
Paperback / softback
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