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After World War I, artists without formal training crashed the gates of major museums in the United States, diversifying the art world across lines of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender. At the center of this fundamental reevaluation of who could be an artist in America were John Kane, Horace ...
Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America
After World War I, artists without formal training crashed the gates of major museums in the United States, diversifying the art world across lines of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender. At the center of this fundamental reevaluation of who could be an artist in America were John Kane, Horace Pippin, and Anna Mary Robertson Grandma Moses. The stories of these three artists not only intertwine with the major critical debates of their period but also prefigure the call for inclusion in representations of American art today. In Gatecrashers, Katherine Jentleson offers a valuable corrective to the history of twentieth-century art by expanding narratives of interwar American modernism and providing an origin story for contemporary fascination with self-taught artists.
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52.500000 USD

Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America

by Katherine Jentleson
Hardback
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This book is full of clear revision notes and detailed diagrams for GCSE Product Design students. It covers all the topics in the current Design & Technology course for the AQA Exam Board, and there's loads of coursework advice and useful tips for getting good grades - all the way ...
GCSE Design & Technology Product Design AQA Revision Guide (A*-G Course)
This book is full of clear revision notes and detailed diagrams for GCSE Product Design students. It covers all the topics in the current Design & Technology course for the AQA Exam Board, and there's loads of coursework advice and useful tips for getting good grades - all the way up to A*. To help your revision, each topic is laid out on a clear double-page spread, with practice questions at the end to check what you've learned (answers are at the back). It's easy to read and revise from - everything's explained simply and thoroughly.
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11.07 USD

GCSE Design & Technology Product Design AQA Revision Guide (A*-G Course)

by CGP Books
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The theatre is the central theme of this fourth volume in our series titled 'Art Brut - The Collection', published to coincide with the fourth Art Brut Biennale. After exploring architecture, vehicles, and bodies, attention turns to the theatre, a theme that is developed in its various aspects. The simplest ...
Theatre: Art Brut - The Collection
The theatre is the central theme of this fourth volume in our series titled 'Art Brut - The Collection', published to coincide with the fourth Art Brut Biennale. After exploring architecture, vehicles, and bodies, attention turns to the theatre, a theme that is developed in its various aspects. The simplest example is the depiction of theatrical architecture, as in the work of Eugen Gabritschevsky or Victorien Sardou. Other artists create works that are intimately connected to the world of theatre, however without necessarily being a part of it. For example, for Giovanni Battista Podesta or Vahan Poladian, a public stage is a place where they put on a 'performance' that responds to a society that consigns them to its margins. Their intrinsically ephemeral approach uses clothing or accessories as a means of communication and to have their voices or protestations heard. Other artists conceive whole cosmogonies that take the form of a gigantic staging of a fanciful, phantasmagoric world, as in the case of Aloise Corbaz, whose work is to be viewed as a 'Theatre of the universe', or in that of Marguerite Burnat-Provins, with her graphic work titled 'Ma Ville'. The book includes over 100 illustrations, many of which are published for the first time, carefully chosen to enable the reader to explore the theme of the theatre in Outsider Art, or Art Brut. Also available in the series: Vehicles ISBN 9788874396580, Architecture ISBN 9788874397105, Body ISBN 9788874397884.
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46.49 USD

Theatre: Art Brut - The Collection

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This book is full of clear revision notes and detailed diagrams for GCSE Graphic Products students. It covers all the topics in the current Design & Technology course for the OCR and AQA exam boards, and it's easy to read and revise from - everything's explained simply and thoroughly. Every ...
GCSE Design & Technology Graphic Products Complete Revision & Practice (A*-G Course)
This book is full of clear revision notes and detailed diagrams for GCSE Graphic Products students. It covers all the topics in the current Design & Technology course for the OCR and AQA exam boards, and it's easy to read and revise from - everything's explained simply and thoroughly. Every few pages there's a quick warm-up test and some exam-style questions, and at the end there's a full practice exam paper (answers at the back) - so you'll be fully prepared for the real thing!
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20.02 USD

GCSE Design & Technology Graphic Products Complete Revision & Practice (A*-G Course)

by CGP Books
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Artist in Exile is the first in-depth, illustrated exploration of the life and work of Anne Marguerite Josephine Henriette Rouille de Marigny, Baroness Hyde de Neuville (1771-1849), who arrived in America in 1807 as a refugee from Napoleonic France and embarked on an extraordinary journey of discovery. Her unparalleled, beguiling, ...
Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville
Artist in Exile is the first in-depth, illustrated exploration of the life and work of Anne Marguerite Josephine Henriette Rouille de Marigny, Baroness Hyde de Neuville (1771-1849), who arrived in America in 1807 as a refugee from Napoleonic France and embarked on an extraordinary journey of discovery. Her unparalleled, beguiling, watercolors and drawings--over 200, made while traveling through seven countries and on the high seas, published here together with previously unpublished documents and letters--provide an invaluable historical visual record of the early years of the American Republic and its racially diverse population. From this exciting material Henriette emerges as a cosmopolitan artist who exerted her influence in political and social circles on both sides of the Atlantic, courageously traversing the European continent, unescorted, to beg Napoleon to spare her husband's life.Neuville's status as a woman, and an outsider, made her a particularly keen and sympathetic observer of individuals from a range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. She drew the earliest ethnographically correct images of indigenous Americans, together with vistas predating the works of other traveler-artists, and long-vanished buildings. Although she arrived in America as an outcast, by the end of her second residency, as the celebrated wife of the French Minister Plenipotentiary, she was interacting with political leaders and making her mark on society in Washington, DC and New York City. Artist in Exile tells her compelling story.
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52.450000 USD

Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville

by ,Roberta,J.,M. Olson
Hardback
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Unlike many other handicrafts in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which have long cultural and historical trajectories, Oaxacan woodcarving began in the second half of the twentieth century and has always been done for the commercial market. In The Value of Aesthetics, Alanna Cant explores how one family's workshop in ...
The Value of Aesthetics: Oaxacan Woodcarvers in Global Economies of Culture
Unlike many other handicrafts in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which have long cultural and historical trajectories, Oaxacan woodcarving began in the second half of the twentieth century and has always been done for the commercial market. In The Value of Aesthetics, Alanna Cant explores how one family's workshop in the village of San Martin Tilcajete has become the most critically and economically successful, surpassing those of neighbors who use similar materials and techniques. The dominance of this family is tied to their ability to produce a new aesthetic that appeals to three key economies of culture : the tourist market for souvenirs, the national market for traditional Mexican artesanias, and the international market for indigenous art. Offering a new analytical model by which anthropologists can approach visual aesthetics and conceptualize the power of artworks as socially active objects, The Value of Aesthetics shows how aesthetic practices produce and redefine social and political relationships. By investigating the links between aesthetics and issues of production, authorship, ownership, and identity, Cant shows aesthetic change to be a process that ultimately repackages everyday life into commodified objects in Oaxaca.
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31.450000 USD

The Value of Aesthetics: Oaxacan Woodcarvers in Global Economies of Culture

by Alanna Cant
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This miniature edition of Art Projects is packed full of inspiring creations which use a variety of materials to create exciting drawings, paintings, prints and collages. Aspiring artists can follow the simple step-by-step instructions exactly, or use the ideas to create pictures of their own. It includes lots of ideas ...
The Usborne Book of Art Projects Mini Spiral Bound
This miniature edition of Art Projects is packed full of inspiring creations which use a variety of materials to create exciting drawings, paintings, prints and collages. Aspiring artists can follow the simple step-by-step instructions exactly, or use the ideas to create pictures of their own. It includes lots of ideas for framing pictures and making cards.
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13.00 USD

The Usborne Book of Art Projects Mini Spiral Bound

by Fiona Watt
Hardback
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This beautiful postcard set is filled with artist Kyler Martz's popular whaleboats and other nautical inspired images. Featuring 8 different nautical images of popular tattoo artist Kyler Martz's much-loved whaleboats, this illustrated postcard set makes it fun to send a thank you or stylish greeting to the people in your ...
Whaleboats Postcards
This beautiful postcard set is filled with artist Kyler Martz's popular whaleboats and other nautical inspired images. Featuring 8 different nautical images of popular tattoo artist Kyler Martz's much-loved whaleboats, this illustrated postcard set makes it fun to send a thank you or stylish greeting to the people in your life. This collection contains 32 postcards and is packaged like a small book. Whaleboats: A Kyler Martz Postcard Set complements both the Daring Dames Postcard set and the Daring Dames journal.
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15.740000 USD

Whaleboats Postcards

by Kyler Martz
Kit
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Nicknamed the Island of Lace, the Caribbean island of Saba is the smallest special municipality in the Netherlands. Folklorist Eric A. Eliason, at the behest of the president of the Saba Lace Ladies' Foundation and Saba's Director of Tourism, traveled to the island with the intent to document the history ...
The Island of Lace: Drawn Threadwork on Saba in the Dutch Caribbean
Nicknamed the Island of Lace, the Caribbean island of Saba is the smallest special municipality in the Netherlands. Folklorist Eric A. Eliason, at the behest of the president of the Saba Lace Ladies' Foundation and Saba's Director of Tourism, traveled to the island with the intent to document the history and patterns of Saba lace. Born out of his research, The Island of Lace tells the story of lacework's central role in Saba's culture, economy, and history. Accompanied by over three hundred of Scott Squire's intimate photographs of lace workers and their extraordinary island society, this volume brings together in one place an as-complete-as-possible catalog of the rich designs worked by Saban women. For 130 years, the practice of drawn threadwork-also known as Spanish work, fancy work, lacework, or Saba lace-has shaped the lives of Saban women. And yet, as the younger generation moves away from the island, it still survives. Sabans use drawn threadwork to symbolize the uniqueness of their island and express the ingenuity, diligence, bold inventiveness, pride in workmanship, love of beauty, and respect for tradition that define the Saban spirit. Along with recording and honoring the creative legacy of generations of Saban women, this book serves as a guide to folk-art lace patterns from Saba so that practitioners can reference and perhaps re-create this work. The Island of Lace is the most comprehensive volume on this singular tradition ever published.
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42.000000 USD

The Island of Lace: Drawn Threadwork on Saba in the Dutch Caribbean

by Eric A. Eliason
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Self-taught and working in isolation until his death in 1973, Henry Darger realized an elaborate fantasy world of remarkable beauty and strangeness through hundreds of paintings and an epic written narrative. Angel-like Blengins with butterfly wings, natural catastrophes, innocent girls, and murderous soldiers all appear in Darger's scenes, which are ...
Henry Darger
Self-taught and working in isolation until his death in 1973, Henry Darger realized an elaborate fantasy world of remarkable beauty and strangeness through hundreds of paintings and an epic written narrative. Angel-like Blengins with butterfly wings, natural catastrophes, innocent girls, and murderous soldiers all appear in Darger's scenes, which are reproduced in this book in double-page and gatefold illustrations. In the volume's introductory essay, Klaus Biesenbach examines the radical originality of Darger's art, including his use of collage, incorporation of religious themes and iconography, and frequent juxtaposition of innocence with violence. An essay by Brooke Davis Anderson illuminates Darger's source materials and techniques, while another by Michael Bonesteel puts Darger's life in the context of his work. The book also includes Darger's autobiography, A History of My Life, introduced by Carl Watson. The only book of its kind, Henry Darger offers an authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at an American master.
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65.09 USD

Henry Darger

by Klaus Biesenbach
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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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This book is a mosaic or quilt of folk art around the world, from polychrome clay figures made in Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla (Mexico) to the baskets Maori women create in New Zealand, from Japanese lacquer work and decorated paddles to black dolls in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The creative ...
Feminism and Folk Art: Case Studies in Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, and Brazil
This book is a mosaic or quilt of folk art around the world, from polychrome clay figures made in Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla (Mexico) to the baskets Maori women create in New Zealand, from Japanese lacquer work and decorated paddles to black dolls in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The creative impulse found in three continents, four countries, and four geographical regions are juxtaposed to make up a harmonious whole. The book carries out a detailed dissection of a variety of ethnic, racialized, and gender representations in their contemporary forms.
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89.250000 USD

Feminism and Folk Art: Case Studies in Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, and Brazil

by Eli Bartra
Hardback
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Features a wide range of exciting step-by-step projects from simple sticking and pasting to more difficult techniques such as papier-mache and sewing. Supports the design and technology curriculum for KS2. The cultural significance, science and history behind each project is explained, making the series an excellent cross-curricula resource.
Creative Cards
Features a wide range of exciting step-by-step projects from simple sticking and pasting to more difficult techniques such as papier-mache and sewing. Supports the design and technology curriculum for KS2. The cultural significance, science and history behind each project is explained, making the series an excellent cross-curricula resource.
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22.30 USD

Creative Cards

by Rita Storey
Hardback
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1. Key selling points: * In THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE we discover the work of one of the great lost visionaries of modern art, comics and illustration. Herbert Crowley is an artist who exhibited alongside Picasso and Van Gogh at the 1913 Armory Show, was published in the New York ...
THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE: FORGOTTEN WORKS & WORLDS OF HERBERT CROWLEY
1. Key selling points: * In THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE we discover the work of one of the great lost visionaries of modern art, comics and illustration. Herbert Crowley is an artist who exhibited alongside Picasso and Van Gogh at the 1913 Armory Show, was published in the New York Herald alongside Winsor McCay, and whose work was archived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And yet he is completely and utterly unknown, and the vast majority of his work has never been seen in any form. This book tells the impossible story of how that happened, and makes a profound case for Crowley as a historically important and deeply relevant artist of the 20th century. * Though Crowley is incredibly obscure, that very obscurity becomes an ironic selling point -- like a Henry Darger or Vivian Meier, he's a visionary who has been totally unknown, both during his life and to history. * The book features unparalelled production and gorgeous design by Paul Kepple of Headcast Design. * The deep-dive 20,000 word biography crisscrosses history and culture, showing where Crowley's path crossed with James Joyce, Peggy Gugenheim, Robert Frost, Carl Jung, and more. * Jung plays a huge part in the story, as Crowley as his wife were analysands moved to Switzerland to live on Jung's compound. The book includes never before seen correspondence and writing by Jung, and fans of Jung's theories about archetypes and mandalas will be intrigued by Crowley's art, which resonated directly with these ideas. * Our Kickstarter campaign for THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE was a sensation, raising over $125,000 to fund production of this book about a totally unknown artist. * This edition collects the short novel THE WILLOWS with 4 short stories spanning the range of themes throughout Blackwood's astonishing career. 2. The competition: What is the competition and how does this book overcome it? * There are many beautiful hardcover art books out there, produced by companies like Taschen, Phaidon, and Abrams. The small company Sunday Press also produces large oversized, beautiful books about little-known artists. These are our strategies to overcome the competition: * HIGHER PRODUCTION VALUES: Our Kickstarter funding allows us to put a large budget into production, giving us access to the finest paper, binding, printing and cover effects. We also produce a limited run of special slipcase editions. Our book is simpler better made and more beautifully designed than the vast majority of books by the above named companies. * LARGER FORMATS: It 11x17 our book is able to reproduce the astonishingly detailed work of Crowley as a massive and inviting size. * WE GO DEEPER: Where the vast majority of popular artbooks feature a brief biography, or a few essays for some cursory context, our book features as exhaustively researched 20,000 some word biography of Herbert Crowley, that in its historical context becomes a beautiful window into the early 20th century New York City avant garde art scene. 3. News tie-in/current relevance: Indicate whether the book is a companion to or complements a recent news story, social trend, upcoming movie, sporting event, or a best- selling title. Why is this book relevant now? * Feeds a growing market for high-end art books and beautiful design objects. * We can spin the revival of Herbert Crowley into a news story in its own right -- Beehive Books specializes in the rediscovery of vital, forgotten figures like Crowley and (to a lesser extend) Algernon Blackwood. We are a revivalist press rescuing treasures from vanishing into the past. * The fact of this genius artist toiling in obscurity for his entire life is compelling and powerful, as the reception of the above named figures like Henry Darger, Vivian Meier and other rediscovered outsider artists can attest. 4. Notable author, series, illustrator, other contributor, or blurber: Describe how a book or author is notable. List any relevant book or author/contributor awards. If there are several notable contributors, name them. List relevant sales figures and titles, or copies sold in the series (must be over than 20,000 copies sold). Point out if the book/author has already received early notable endorsements from name authors or experts or booksellers. Note if the author has been interviewed or reviewed in major US publications or national broadcast or online outlets and list any media connections the author may have. * The book has some star-studded blurbers: Art Spiegelman, Jim Woodring, Denis Kitchen and Carl Jung. * Art Spiegelman: As someone interested in the weirdnesses and Roads Not Taken in the history of comix, Crowley is one of the most idiosyncratic and quirky artists of the cohort. I salute him, and you for doing the heavy-lifting aarchaeological dig of bringing him to the surface again. * Carl Jung: Herbert Crowley's drawings are quite interesting in as much as they contain curious symbols related to the sypathicus as well as to the mutiple luminosities of the collective unconscious. He has been driven in to astounding depths -- quite dangerous when consciousness is not up to it. Such things usually leave a peculiar void in the conscious world after they have passed. * Jim Woodring: There's just nothing else like it, and I think the Wigglemuch is the greatest newspaper strip ever drawn. It's this weird infantile crazy comic with these heavy, heavy themes in it. It's amazing. * Glowing review by Dan Nadel in The Comics Journal: http://www.tcj.com/reviews/herbert-crowley-the-temple-of-silence/ 5. New editions: What percentage is new material?* Has a new chapter, an introduction, or a foreword been added? If the previous edition(s) has sold over 20,000 copies combined, include sales figures here. * This is an original first edition. There has never been another book about Herbert Crowley. * Perhaps most beautiful and deluxe art book ever produced about an unknown artist. * 90% of the material in this book has never been printed, produced or displayed in any form. * Over 250 images and 25,000 word of text. 6. Notable elements: Outline how the packaging or specific content is a selling point (photos, a resource section, unusual shape or size, type of recipes). * huge 11x17 trim size allows full reproduction of the detail in Crowley's astonishing work * limited edition slipcase features die-cut sections and multi-tiered embossing and metal foiling. * Features hundreds of never-previously published illustrations, photographs, comics, sculptures, and set designs, sumptuously produced on deluxe paper uncoated wood-free paper. * Find more info here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beehivebooks/kickstarter-gold-recurring-dreams-of-herbert-crowl?ref=discovery&term=herbert%20crowley 7. Other fields in the tipsheet: * Market: this will appeal to the high-end market of book collectors; customers of companies like Taschen, Phaidon, Folio Society, Centipede Press, attendees of antiquarian book fairs, etc. Lovers of high design, collectors of limited edition art objects, etc. Fans of modern art, avant garde art, art comics, outsider art, visionary art, etc.
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131.240000 USD

THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE: FORGOTTEN WORKS & WORLDS OF HERBERT CROWLEY

by Justin Duerr
Hardback
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Radical and inspiring ... Yanagi's vision puts the connection between heart and hand before the transient and commercial - Edmund de Waal The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu ...
The Beauty of Everyday Things
Radical and inspiring ... Yanagi's vision puts the connection between heart and hand before the transient and commercial - Edmund de Waal The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and simple, sturdy and safe - the aesthetic result of wholeheartedly fulfilling utilitarian needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, these essays call for us to deepen and transform our relationship with the objects that surround us. Inspired by the work of the simple, humble craftsmen Yanagi encountered during his lifelong travels through Japan and Korea, they are an earnest defence of modest, honest, handcrafted things - from traditional teacups to jars to cloth and paper. Objects like these exemplify the enduring appeal of simplicity and function: the beauty of everyday things.
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13.73 USD

The Beauty of Everyday Things

by Soetsu Yanagi
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From the best-selling author of The Highwaymen comes the story of the group's most prolific and most sought after painter. Harold Newton was an unrecognized vagabond artist who not only captured the beauty of the Florida landscape but transformed it with an artistry that invoked its drama of light, color, ...
Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman
From the best-selling author of The Highwaymen comes the story of the group's most prolific and most sought after painter. Harold Newton was an unrecognized vagabond artist who not only captured the beauty of the Florida landscape but transformed it with an artistry that invoked its drama of light, color, and form while hinting at its dark, primordial forces. One of his fellow Highwaymen once observed of his work, It don't have to be signed to know it's a Newton. Combining samples of his paintings with biographical details and reminiscences of family members, customers, and fellow Highwaymen, Gary Monroe creates an homage to the man whose work contributed perhaps more than anyone else's to shaping the romantic imagery and identity of modern Florida. An enigmatic figure, Newton lived an artist's life-aloof and prolific while painting, gregarious and expansive when socializing. Taking to the streets to sell his paintings in 1954, he sold untold numbers of works, showering the state with them. There are Newtons everywhere-especially along Florida's east central coast, the Highwaymen's backyard. Their art is in Miami and the Palm Beaches, Tallahassee and across the Panhandle, Lake City and scattered throughout the interior, and along the west coast as well, in Naples, Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg-wherever there were homes and offices. More of Newton's paintings remain today than those of any of the other highwaymen. Monroe explains these images' enduring appeal while providing glimpses of the African American artist's life from which they emerged, from a childhood spent moving between Florida and south Georgia, to a pivotal encounter with Bean Backus, to his sojourns at Eddie's Place, to the repossession of his 1959 Ford sedan decorated with beach, ocean, palm trees, and nude girls, to the quiet accumulation of professional patrons eager to purchase another two or three Newtons at every available opportunity. Newton is central to understanding the style of landscape painting that emerged from the Indian River area at mid-century, and Monroe creates an attractive, engaging, and informative account of this pivotal artist and his impact on the popular image of Florida.
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31.450000 USD
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Throughout the history of European modernism, philosophers and artists have been fascinated by madness. Something different happened in Brazil, however, with the art of the insane that flourished within the modernist movements there. From the 1920s to the 1960s, the direction and creation of art by the mentally ill was ...
Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art
Throughout the history of European modernism, philosophers and artists have been fascinated by madness. Something different happened in Brazil, however, with the art of the insane that flourished within the modernist movements there. From the 1920s to the 1960s, the direction and creation of art by the mentally ill was actively encouraged by prominent figures in both medicine and art criticism, which led to a much wider appreciation among the curators of major institutions of modern art in Brazil, where pieces are included in important exhibitions and collections. Kaira M. Cabanas shows that at the center of this advocacy stood such significant proponents as psychiatrists Osorio Cesar and Nise da Silveira, who championed treatments that included painting and drawing studios; and the art critic Mario Pedrosa, who penned Gestaltist theses on aesthetic response. Cabanas examines the lasting influence of this unique era of Brazilian modernism, and how the afterlife of this outsider art continues to raise important questions. How do we respect the experiences of the mad as their work is viewed through the lens of global art? Why is this art reappearing now that definitions of global contemporary art are being contested? Learning from Madness offers an invigorating series of case studies that track the parallels between psychiatric patients' work in Western Europe and its reception by influential artists there, to an analogous but altogether distinct situation in Brazil.
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47.250000 USD

Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

by Kaira M. Cabanas
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A major new look at the work of one of America's foremost self-taught artists Bill Traylor (ca. 1853-1949) came to art-making on his own and found his creative voice without guidance; today he is remembered as a renowned American artist. Traylor was born into slavery on an Alabama plantation, and ...
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
A major new look at the work of one of America's foremost self-taught artists Bill Traylor (ca. 1853-1949) came to art-making on his own and found his creative voice without guidance; today he is remembered as a renowned American artist. Traylor was born into slavery on an Alabama plantation, and his experiences spanned multiple worlds-black and white, rural and urban, old and new-as well as the crucibles that indelibly shaped America-the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Great Migration. Between Worlds presents an unparalleled look at the work of this enigmatic and dazzling artist, who blended common imagery with arcane symbolism, narration with abstraction, and personal vision with the beliefs and folkways of his time. Traylor was about twelve when the Civil War ended. After six more decades of farm labor, he moved, aging and alone, into segregated Montgomery. In the last years of his life, he drew and painted works depicting plantation memories and the rising world of African American culture. Upon his death he left behind over a thousand pieces of art. Between Worlds convenes 205 of his most powerful creations, including a number that have been previously unpublished. This beautiful and carefully researched book assesses Traylor's biography and stylistic development, and for the first time interprets his scenes as ongoing narratives, conveying enduring, interrelated themes. Between Worlds reveals one man's visual record of African American life as a window into the overarching story of his nation. Published in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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68.250000 USD

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor

by Leslie Umberger
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Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists ...
Forgotten Women: The Artists
Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map. The Artists brings together the stories of 48* brilliant woman artists who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to the history of art, including Camille Claudel, the extraordinarily talented sculptor who was always unfairly overshadowed by her lover, Rodin; Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, who has been claimed as the true originator of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain; and Ana Mendieta, the Cuban refugee who approached violence against women through her performance art before her own untimely death. With chapters ranging from Figurative to Photography, and Craft to Conceptual, this is an alternative guide to art history that demonstrates the broad range of artistic movements that included, and were often pioneered by, female artists who have been largely overlooked. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
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20.990000 USD

Forgotten Women: The Artists

by Zing Tsjeng
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Born into slavery around 1853-4 on a cotton plantation in Benton, Alabama, Traylor has become one of the most important self-taught artists of the twentieth century, and certainly one of the most celebrated African-American artists, along with Thorton Dial and William Edmondson. The story of Bill Traylor's life and work ...
Bill Traylor
Born into slavery around 1853-4 on a cotton plantation in Benton, Alabama, Traylor has become one of the most important self-taught artists of the twentieth century, and certainly one of the most celebrated African-American artists, along with Thorton Dial and William Edmondson. The story of Bill Traylor's life and work is a remarkable one. It is a story that deserves attention both nationally and internationally. This publication, generously illustrated with full-page high-quality reproductions, provides a close examination of Traylor's recurrent themes, composition schemes, favoured iconography, and contextual information related to the artist's biography, creative process and tools, visual environment, and artistic mindset. Each artwork is considered in a context beyond that of an isolated image and in response to one another, forming a series of intricate and consistent narratives, intriguingly cinematic in its development. The elements of Traylor's biography are the anchors of an individual mythology. Instead of merely being a basic depiction, the subject becomes a visual statement structuring Traylor's mind, bringing together hidden symbols from Kongo Vodou, Hoodoo, Southern Baptist, Freemasonry, and Blues sources, as well as layers of references: slavery, uncensored violence in the Jim Crow era, and turbulence within the black enclave known as 'Dark Town' in Montgomery, Alabama. Text in English and French.
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68.81 USD

Bill Traylor

by Debra Purden, Valerie Rousseau
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Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists. Essay'd 3: 30 Detroit Artists is the third volume in a series of collections that present short, illustrated essays about artists who live and work in Detroit or who have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. Stemming ...
Essay'd 3: 30 Detroit Artists
Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists. Essay'd 3: 30 Detroit Artists is the third volume in a series of collections that present short, illustrated essays about artists who live and work in Detroit or who have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. Stemming from the popular website of the same name, Essay'd 3 seeks to introduce readers to new insight and a fresh perspective on the city's contemporary art practitioners. The arts writers behind the original Essay'd-a professor, a gallerist, and a critic-are joined in Essay'd 3 by twelve guest writers. This remarkable multiplicity of voices enlarges and enriches the overall scope of this ambitious project as it grows to become ever more inclusive of Detroit's astonishingly rich and diverse art community. Essay'd 3 offers thirty new profiles of artists both well-known and under-the-radar. Each artist is profiled by a writer with an avowed interest in and enthusiasm for that artist's work and each essay takes into account biography, context, interpretation, and analysis of individual artworks. Certain themes emerge in this collection, including a turn toward more performing artists, as well as a recurrent concern with the use of the body as a surrogate for social conditions. Some of the artists highlighted in this volume include Richard Lewis, a portrait painter and keen-eyed explorer of souls and their discontents ; photographer Lauren Semivan, who works inserial aggregates of thirty or more black-and-white images, shot with an early twentieth-century, large-format, tripod-mounted camera; experimental performance artists The Hinterlands (Liza Bielby and Richard Newman); and Tom Phardel-sculptor, ceramist, and curator-who has served as teacher and chair of ceramics at the College for Creative Studies for thirty years. With renewed regional, national, and international attention on Detroit and its creative culture, it is more important than ever that the evolving and vital work of the city's artists be documented and made known to the wider public. Art lovers and regional history buffs will appreciate this continued conversation. Featured artists: Susan Aaron-Taylor, Carla Anderson, Jeanne Bieri, Sophie Eisner, Gary Eleinko, Ed Fraga, Eli Gold, Oren Goldenberg, Cynthia Greig, Matthew Angelo Harrison, The Hinterlands, Sydney G. James, Laith Karmo, Nicola Kuperus, Richard Lewis, Billy Mark, Tiff Massey, Allie McGhee, Carole Morisseau, Sabrina Nelson, Tom Phardel, Sharon Que, Yvette Rock, Gary Schwartz, Lauren Semivan, Donita Simpson, Maya Stovall, Andrew Thompson, Millee Tibbs, Timothy Van Laar.
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26.250000 USD

Essay'd 3: 30 Detroit Artists

by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper
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I desire to put the best world forward. Each painting is therefore a mixture of the real and the ideal, a dream of a time and place where life is simple, peaceful, and unhurried. --John Sloane For his 2015 calendars, artist John Sloane once again creates beautifully detailed paintings that ...
John Sloane's Country Seasons 2015 Calendar
I desire to put the best world forward. Each painting is therefore a mixture of the real and the ideal, a dream of a time and place where life is simple, peaceful, and unhurried. --John Sloane For his 2015 calendars, artist John Sloane once again creates beautifully detailed paintings that celebrate the beauty of each season and invite us to experience the quiet joy of country living. John Sloane's amazing paintings offer a respite from a world of modern distractions. The scenes in this al-new twenty-ninth edition of his wall calendar are the perfect places in which to linger and enjoy the country life of a bygone era.
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16.790000 USD

John Sloane's Country Seasons 2015 Calendar

by John Sloane
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Oaxaca is internationally renowned for its marketplaces and archaeological sites where tourists can buy inexpensive folk art, including replicas of archaeological treasures. Archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals sometimes discredit this trade in fakes that occasionally make their way to the auction block as antiquities. Others argue that these souvenirs ...
Between Art and Artifact: Archaeological Replicas and Cultural Production in Oaxaca, Mexico
Oaxaca is internationally renowned for its marketplaces and archaeological sites where tourists can buy inexpensive folk art, including replicas of archaeological treasures. Archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals sometimes discredit this trade in fakes that occasionally make their way to the auction block as antiquities. Others argue that these souvenirs represent a long cultural tradition of woodcarving or clay sculpting and are genuine artifacts of artisanal practices that have been passed from generation to generation, allowing community members to preserve their cultural practices and make a living. Exploring the intriguing question of authenticity and its relationship to cultural forms in Oaxaca and throughout southern Mexico, Between Art and Artifact confronts an important issue that has implications well beyond the commercial realm. Demonstrating that identity politics lies at the heart of the controversy, Ronda Brulotte provides a nuanced inquiry into what it means to present authentic cultural production in a state where indigenous ethnicity is part of an awkward social and racial classification system. Emphasizing the world-famous woodcarvers of Arrazola and the replica purveyors who come from the same community, Brulotte presents the ironies of an ideology that extols regional identity but shuns its artifacts as forgeries. Her work makes us question the authority of archaeological discourse in the face of local communities who may often see things differently. A departure from the dialogue that seeks to prove or disprove authenticity, Between Art and Artifact reveals itself as a commentary on the arguments themselves, and what the controversy can teach us about our shifting definitions of authority and authorship.
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26.250000 USD

Between Art and Artifact: Archaeological Replicas and Cultural Production in Oaxaca, Mexico

by Ronda L. Brulotte
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This collection includes four stencils of the child-like angels known as Cherubs. They are titled Welcome You Cherub, Daydreaming Cherub, Watching Over You Cherub, and With All My Heart Cherub. These darling little cherubs will warm your heart. All of the stencils can be completed in 4 or 5 easy ...
Cherubs: A Book of Stencils
This collection includes four stencils of the child-like angels known as Cherubs. They are titled Welcome You Cherub, Daydreaming Cherub, Watching Over You Cherub, and With All My Heart Cherub. These darling little cherubs will warm your heart. All of the stencils can be completed in 4 or 5 easy overlays. Included are two stencils for ribbons. Combine the ribbons with the cherubs to create some whimsical scenes. These Cherubs were designed for use on walls, prints for framing, ceilings, pillows, curtains, clothing, furniture, lamp shades.the possibilities are endless!
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20.950000 USD

Cherubs: A Book of Stencils

by Penny Vedrenne
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Because clothing, food, and shelter are basic human needs, they provide excellent entries to cultural values and individual aesthetics. Everyone gets dressed every day, but body art has not received the attention it deserves as the most common and universal of material expressions of culture. The Grace of Four Moons ...
The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India
Because clothing, food, and shelter are basic human needs, they provide excellent entries to cultural values and individual aesthetics. Everyone gets dressed every day, but body art has not received the attention it deserves as the most common and universal of material expressions of culture. The Grace of Four Moons aims to document the clothing decisions made by ordinary people in their everyday lives. Based on fieldwork conducted primarily in the city of Banaras, India, Pravina Shukla conceptualizes and realizes a total model for the study of body art-understood as all aesthetic modifications and supplementations to the body. Shukla urges the study of the entire process of body art, from the assembly of raw materials and the manufacture of objects, through their sale and the interactions between merchants and consumers, to the consumer's use of objects in creating personal decoration.
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36.750000 USD

The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India

by Pravina Shukla
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Florencio Morales (1949-1992), a Mexican immigrant and Los Angeles artist who fashioned elaborate assemblages in his front yard, was known as el hombre de las banderas ( the man of the flags ) because he always flew American, Mexican, and California flags over his home. Illustrated with color photographs that ...
The Holiday Yards of Florencio Morales
Florencio Morales (1949-1992), a Mexican immigrant and Los Angeles artist who fashioned elaborate assemblages in his front yard, was known as el hombre de las banderas ( the man of the flags ) because he always flew American, Mexican, and California flags over his home. Illustrated with color photographs that show the brilliance of his art, this vibrant book explores and documents Morale's creative expression as he commemorated a profusion of Mexican and American holidays throughout the year. Over a period of twelve years until his death he created exhibits for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, St. Valentine's day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, the anniversary of the Treaty of Teoloyucan (August 13), and Mexican Independence Day. These displays served as settings for extravagant and spirited celebrations within the local community. Created from found materials and from bits and pieces gathered from scores of sources, Morales's assemblages intrigued and stimulated his audiences. His yard served as gathering places where strangers and friends could interact. In ritual, folk art, legends, beliefs, foodways, and music, his yard exhibits express the vitality of Mexican folklore adapted to a new setting, urban Los Angeles. By drawing upon dynamic symbols from his heritage and combining elements from American and Mexican culture, Morales communicated his dual identity. In acknowledging the artist's influences, motivations, and aesthetics, this fascinating book provides a rich understanding of the man and his art, as well as the interplay between the artist, his creations, and the community.
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31.500000 USD

The Holiday Yards of Florencio Morales

by Amy V Kitchener
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In this book the author aims to revolutionize our understanding of Afro-American material culture. Bringing to the essays his extensive research into the written, oral and material sources of Afro-American culture as well on his scholarly knowledge of folklife, social history, anthropology, and art history, Vlach presents the evidence of ...
By the Work of Their Hands: Studies in Afro-American Folklife
In this book the author aims to revolutionize our understanding of Afro-American material culture. Bringing to the essays his extensive research into the written, oral and material sources of Afro-American culture as well on his scholarly knowledge of folklife, social history, anthropology, and art history, Vlach presents the evidence of African influence on Black American folklife, both past and present. The 9 essays in the book are divided into three categories: folk arts and crafts, artisan's lives, and black buildings. They encompass a broad range of folklife, bringing together the fragmented pieces of African as well as Caribbean influence. From South Carolina to Texas, and from Louisiana to Virginia, Vlach provides both general surveys and specific case studies, and focuses not only on artifacts, but on the artisan's role as designer and maker. He examines various manifestations of African culture form direct retentions of African items to stylistic influences inherent in the creative philosophy, in the intellectual premises on which the artifact is designed. The noted stonecarver William Edmonson of Tennessee and contemporary blacksmith Philip Simmons of Charleston are featured, as well as countless other artisans from both past and present. The last 20 years have brought an increased awareness of black America's African heritage, but the lasting influences of African tradition in material culture has been largely overlooked or denied by scholars claiming that slave owners had succeeded in divesting black people of all tangible aspects of the life they had lost. Using multidisciplinary means, Vlach has broken much new ground in this complex cross-cultural experience. He uses unconventional documents to create an alternative history and to demonstrate just how much of African culture was remembered and how rich and vibrant the tradition is.
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26.250000 USD

By the Work of Their Hands: Studies in Afro-American Folklife

by John Michael Vlach
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In Animal Collective, Fupete and Jacklamotta create escapist dreams through their alternative reality. The stunning addition to the 36 Chambers series leads the reader deep into a menagerie of fantastic, dark creatures accented by bold strokes and specks of gold. These creatures feature influence from the Italian streets, lending an ...
Animal Collective
In Animal Collective, Fupete and Jacklamotta create escapist dreams through their alternative reality. The stunning addition to the 36 Chambers series leads the reader deep into a menagerie of fantastic, dark creatures accented by bold strokes and specks of gold. These creatures feature influence from the Italian streets, lending an authenticity to their portrayal as surreal daydreams from the minds of two outsiders.
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30.450000 USD

Animal Collective

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Immortal Comedy is the first book to think philosophically about the comic phenomenon in general. Although author Agnes Heller had written a book that is both deeply scholarly and meditative on the subject of the comic form in film, literature, and life her writing is eminently approachable. In both its ...
The Immortal Comedy: The Comic Phenomenon in Art, Literature, and Life
Immortal Comedy is the first book to think philosophically about the comic phenomenon in general. Although author Agnes Heller had written a book that is both deeply scholarly and meditative on the subject of the comic form in film, literature, and life her writing is eminently approachable. In both its subject and style, Immortal Comedy is a seminal book. In it, Heller takes us on a journey through theories of comedy beginning with classical thought. She then detours through foundational political thinkers who refer to, for instance, laughter and power. We are also introduced to modern systematic approaches to thinking comedy, psychological approaches, and existential approaches. The discerning combination of Heller's individual taste for the pantheon of comedic work and, also, what critics may consider less significant work gives this book a character apart from all others. It is the detail with which Heller makes her discussion, how and where she locates the comic, and probably most significantly her discussion of comedy and our own lives that makes Immortal Comedy a principal book for the entire range of humanities scholars and enthusiasts.
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49.340000 USD

The Immortal Comedy: The Comic Phenomenon in Art, Literature, and Life

by Agnes Heller
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This book presents over 100 religious and secular objects from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, which houses the largest collection of New Mexican Hispanic Folk Art in the world.
Traditional Arts of Spanish New Mexico: The Hispanic Heritage Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art
This book presents over 100 religious and secular objects from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, which houses the largest collection of New Mexican Hispanic Folk Art in the world.
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35.33 USD

Traditional Arts of Spanish New Mexico: The Hispanic Heritage Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art

by Robin Farwell Gavin
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