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Witty and packed with detail, this is an intercultural shot that should be heard around the world. - Kirkus, starred review A vast cultural movement is emerging from outside the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is the biggest challenge yet to Hollywood, McDonald's, blue jeans, ...
New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop
Witty and packed with detail, this is an intercultural shot that should be heard around the world. - Kirkus, starred review A vast cultural movement is emerging from outside the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is the biggest challenge yet to Hollywood, McDonald's, blue jeans, and other aspects of American mass-produced popular culture. This is a book about the new arbiters of mass culture -India's Bollywood films, Turkey's soap operas, or dizi, and South Korea's pop music. Carefully packaging not always secular modernity, combined with traditional values, in urbanized settings, they have created a new global pop culture that strikes a deeper chord than the American version, especially with the many millions who are only just arriving in the modern world and still negotiating its overwhelming changes. Fatima Bhutto, an indefatigable reporter and vivid writer, profiles Shah Rukh Khan, by many measures the most popular star in the world; goes behind the scenes of Magnificent Century, Turkey's biggest dizi, watched by more than 200 million people across 43 countries; and travels to South Korea to see how K-Pop started. Bhutto's book is an important dispatch from a new, multipolar order that is taking form before our eyes.
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22.30 USD

New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop

by Fatima Bhutto
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Mega Man Battle Network reinvented Capcom's classic franchise as an exciting, action-packed RPG, and reintroduced Mega Man to a whole new generation of gamers. Mega Man Battle Network: Official Complete Works collects the unique artwork of the series, and is filled with character designs, concept sketches, location artwork, key visuals, ...
Mega Man Battle Network: Official Complete Works Hardcover
Mega Man Battle Network reinvented Capcom's classic franchise as an exciting, action-packed RPG, and reintroduced Mega Man to a whole new generation of gamers. Mega Man Battle Network: Official Complete Works collects the unique artwork of the series, and is filled with character designs, concept sketches, location artwork, key visuals, item charts, creator interviews, and more! A must-have for all video game fans and inspired artists!
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74.37 USD

Mega Man Battle Network: Official Complete Works Hardcover

by Capcom
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Polaroid instant photography revolutionized the taking and making of pictures, and the story of its beginnings is a simple one. In 1943, after being asked by his daughter why she couldn't immediately see the photograph he had just taken, American inventor and scientist Edwin H. Land conceived of the technology ...
The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
Polaroid instant photography revolutionized the taking and making of pictures, and the story of its beginnings is a simple one. In 1943, after being asked by his daughter why she couldn't immediately see the photograph he had just taken, American inventor and scientist Edwin H. Land conceived of the technology required to make this seemingly impossible demand a reality-within an hour. Land's creation was a groundbreaking scientific accomplishment that also heralded an exciting new chapter of artistic expression. Through the efforts of thousands of photographers the world over, as well as the corporation's own artist support program, which provided many with materials, Polaroid would help shape the artistic landscape of the late twentieth century. Published to accompany a major traveling exhibition, The Polaroid Project is a creative exploration of the relationship between Polaroid's many technological innovations and the art that was created with their help. Richly designed with over 300 illustrations, this impressive volume showcases not only the myriad and often idiosyncratic approaches taken by such photographers as Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ellen Carey, and Chuck Close, but also a fascinating selection of the technical objects and artifacts that speak to the sheer ingenuity that lay behind the art. With essays by the exhibition's curators and leading photographic writers and historians, The Polaroid Project provides a unique perspective on the Polaroid phenomenon-a technology, an art form, a convergence of both-and its enduring cultural legacy. Contributors: William A. Ewing, Barbara P. Hitchcock, Deborah G. Douglas, Gary Van Zante, Rebekka Reuter, Christopher Bonanos, Todd Brandow, Peter Buse, Dennis Jelonnek, and John Rohrbach. Exhibition dates: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth: June 3-September 3, 2017 WestLicht Museum of Photography, Vienna: December 5, 2017-March 4, 2018 C/O Berlin: March 16--May 27, 2018 MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA: early 2019
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Acclaimed Beatles historian Kenneth Womack offers the most definitive account yet of the writing, recording, mixing, and reception of Abbey Road. In February 1969, the Beatles began working on what became their final album together. Abbey Road introduced a number of new techniques and technologies to the Beatles' sound, and ...
Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles
Acclaimed Beatles historian Kenneth Womack offers the most definitive account yet of the writing, recording, mixing, and reception of Abbey Road. In February 1969, the Beatles began working on what became their final album together. Abbey Road introduced a number of new techniques and technologies to the Beatles' sound, and included Come Together, Something, and Here Comes the Sun, which all emerged as classics. Womack's colorful retelling of how this landmark album was written and recorded is a treat for fans of the Beatles. Solid State takes readers back to 1969 and into EMI's Abbey Road Studio, which boasted an advanced solid state transistor mixing desk. Womack focuses on the dynamics between John, Paul, George, Ringo, and producer George Martin and his team of engineers, who set aside (for the most part) the tensions and conflicts that had arisen on previous albums to create a work with an innovative (and, among some fans and critics, controversial) studio-bound sound that prominently included the new Moog synthesizer, among other novelties. As Womack shows, Abbey Road was the culmination of the instrumental skills, recording equipment, and artistic vision that the band and George Martin had developed since their early days in the same studio seven years earlier. A testament to the group's creativity and their producer's ingenuity, Solid State is required reading for all fans of the Beatles and the history of rock 'n' roll.
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28.300000 USD

Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles

by Kenneth Womack
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Even ardent fans of Andy Warhol (1928-1987) may be surprised to learn that the artist created a significant body of western work. In fact, Warhol was drawn to the lore and lure of the American West throughout his life. He was heavily influenced by the mythology and iconography of the ...
Warhol and the West
Even ardent fans of Andy Warhol (1928-1987) may be surprised to learn that the artist created a significant body of western work. In fact, Warhol was drawn to the lore and lure of the American West throughout his life. He was heavily influenced by the mythology and iconography of the American West, conveyed primarily through film and television, and revealed at various points in his life by toys, clothing, and travel. His lifelong fascination with the West culminated with his 1986 series Cowboys and Indians, a print portfolio that represents an important milestone in the artist's late career and a shift in the conception of contemporary western American art. One of the last major projects Warhol completed prior to his death, Cowboys and Indians received very little critical or public attention at the time of its release and remains one of the most understudied aspects of the artist's career. Warhol and the West explores for the first time the range of western imagery Warhol produced. New scholarship examines how Warhol's western work merges the artist's ubiquitous portrayal of celebrities with his interest in cowboys, American Indians, and other western motifs. His work in the western genre is immediately recognizable, impressive, daring, inspirational, and sometimes confrontational. This body of work furthers our understanding of how the American West infiltrates the public's imagination through contemporary art and popular culture. The major traveling exhibition includes more than 100 objects and works of art including source materials revealing Warhol's process. The accompanying catalogue will feature essays by heather ahtone of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (AICCM) in Oklahoma City, Faith Brower of the Tacoma Art Museum, and Seth Hopkins of the Booth Western American Art Museum, as well as 12 additional contributors: Tony Abeyta, Sonny Assu, Gregg Deal, Lara M. Evans, Michael R. Grauer, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Thomas S. Kalin, Gloria Lomahaftewa, Daryn A. Melvin, Andrew Patrick Nelson, Chelsea Weathers, and Rebecca West. Published in association with Tacoma Art Museum. Exhibition dates: Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA: August 25-December 31, 2019 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK: January 31-May 10, 2020 Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA: Summer 2020
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39.05 USD

Warhol and the West

by Seth Hopkins, Faith Brower, Heather Ahtone
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The Believer, a five-time National Magazine Award finalist, is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In each issue, readers will find journalism, essays, intimate interviews, an expansive comics section, poetry, and on occasion, delightful and unexpected bonus items. Our poetry section is curated by ...
The Believer: Aug./Sept. 2019
The Believer, a five-time National Magazine Award finalist, is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In each issue, readers will find journalism, essays, intimate interviews, an expansive comics section, poetry, and on occasion, delightful and unexpected bonus items. Our poetry section is curated by Jericho Brown, Kristen Radtke selects our comics, and Joshua Wolf Shenk is our editor-in-chief. All issues feature a regular column by Nick Hornby and a symposium, in which several writers expound on a theme of contemporary interest.
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12.600000 USD

The Believer: Aug./Sept. 2019

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Over the course of its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering-the world's first and most popular trading card game-has redefined the fantasy genre through its exploration of diverse, fantastic worlds. And traversing those worlds are Planeswalkers, heroes who have sworn to defend the Multiverse from harm. Magic: The Gathering: Rise of ...
Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch
Over the course of its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering-the world's first and most popular trading card game-has redefined the fantasy genre through its exploration of diverse, fantastic worlds. And traversing those worlds are Planeswalkers, heroes who have sworn to defend the Multiverse from harm. Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch is a visual history and celebration of Magic's first team of Planeswalkers-Jace Beleren, Ajani Goldmane, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Liliana Vess, and Teferi. The Gatewatch's character histories, from their origins through their final confrontation with Nicol Bolas, are presented here via the very best card, packaging, and convention-exclusive artwork, all of it reproduced together here for the first time, some seen for the first time outside of the card frame. Rise of the Gatewatch is a giftable visual reference guide sure to appeal to new and longtime Magic fans alike.
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26.02 USD

Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch

by Wizards of the Coast
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This book investigates the pictorial figurations, aesthetic styles and visual tactics through which visual art and popular culture attempt to appeal to all of us . One key figure these practices bring into play-the everybody (which stands for all of us and is sometimes a new man or a new ...
Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts: Attraction Images
This book investigates the pictorial figurations, aesthetic styles and visual tactics through which visual art and popular culture attempt to appeal to all of us . One key figure these practices bring into play-the everybody (which stands for all of us and is sometimes a new man or a new woman )-is discussed in an interdisciplinary way involving scholars from several European countries. A key aspect is how popularisation and communication practices-which can assume populist forms-operate in contemporary democracies and where their genealogies lie. A second focus is on the ambivalences of attraction, i.e. on the ways in which visual creations can evoke desire as well as hatred.
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213.86 USD

Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts: Attraction Images

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Twenty-five years ago, Namco released Tekken and redefined the fighting game genre in three dimensions. Known for its deep gameplay, cutting edge graphics, and operatic lore, Tekken has become synonymous with the PlayStation brand while remaining one of the last vestiges of the arcade. The Art of Tekken: A Complete ...
The Art of Tekken: The Complete Visual History HC Deluxe Edition
Twenty-five years ago, Namco released Tekken and redefined the fighting game genre in three dimensions. Known for its deep gameplay, cutting edge graphics, and operatic lore, Tekken has become synonymous with the PlayStation brand while remaining one of the last vestiges of the arcade. The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History follows the series history through a visual feast of iconic games and characters, as well as in-depth interviews with the Bandai Namco developers who made it a reality and the players who made it a phenomenon on its way to becoming one of the best-selling fighting game series in history. It's a complete visual retrospective of one of the most indispensable parts of gaming history, over a quarter century in the making, including art from all seven games of the franchise and more.
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167.35 USD

The Art of Tekken: The Complete Visual History HC Deluxe Edition

by Jerald Hull
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The reception of Thomas Gainsborough's Blue Boy from its origins to its appearances in contemporary visual culture reveals how its popularity was achieved and maintained by diverse audiences and in varied venues. Performative manifestations resulted in contradictory characterizations of the painted youth as an aristocrat or a regular fellow, as ...
Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough's Blue Boy
The reception of Thomas Gainsborough's Blue Boy from its origins to its appearances in contemporary visual culture reveals how its popularity was achieved and maintained by diverse audiences and in varied venues. Performative manifestations resulted in contradictory characterizations of the painted youth as an aristocrat or a regular fellow, as masculine or feminine, or as heterosexual or gay. In private and public spaces where viewers saw the actual painting and where living and rendered replicas circulated, Gainsborough's painting was often the centerpiece where dominant and subordinate classes met, gender identities were enacted, and sexuality was implicitly or overtly expressed.
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213.86 USD

Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough's Blue Boy

by Valerie Hedquist
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A collectible, four-color illustrated A-Z treasury of gangster rappers, the hip-hop high-life, and notorious pop culture history, told through a series of graphic doodles on 3 x 3 sticky notes. Four years ago, a Post-it (R) note changed Marlon Sassy's life. Using office supplies borrowed from his admin job, Sassy ...
Gangster Doodles
A collectible, four-color illustrated A-Z treasury of gangster rappers, the hip-hop high-life, and notorious pop culture history, told through a series of graphic doodles on 3 x 3 sticky notes. Four years ago, a Post-it (R) note changed Marlon Sassy's life. Using office supplies borrowed from his admin job, Sassy began creating colorful sketches of rappers in highlighter, Sharpie, and pen. He made his debut posting his rendition of Snoop on Tumblr under the pseudonym Gangster Doodles. Next was Bart Simpson and Biggie, then Yams and Yeezy. Soon, he had amassed a cult following of fans who clamored for his next artistic interpretation. Gangster Doodles brings together more than 400 of his most popular illustrations with thirty never-before-seen pieces. An impressive and comprehensive A-Z compendium, it features everyone from Black Jesus to Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar to LeBron James, Jean-Michel Basquiat to Young Thug, and Kermit the Frog to Action Bronson. This is the ultimate gift for rap fanatics and pop culture addicts alike.
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40.91 USD

Gangster Doodles

by Marlon Sassy
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The talent behind Radiohead's iconic artwork reveals in his own words and for the first time the creative process that has driven his career and earned him a cult reputation. A restless and prolific figure, Stanley Donwood is widely regarded as one of the most important visual artists of his ...
Stanley Donwood: There Will Be No Quiet
The talent behind Radiohead's iconic artwork reveals in his own words and for the first time the creative process that has driven his career and earned him a cult reputation. A restless and prolific figure, Stanley Donwood is widely regarded as one of the most important visual artists of his generation. His influential work for Radiohead spans many practices and ever-evolving aesthetics over a 23-year period, from music packaging to installations to print-making. Here, for the very first time, he reveals his personal notebooks, photographs, sketches and abandoned routes to iconic Radiohead artworks. Arranged chronologically, chapters are each dedicated to a major work - be it an album cover, promotional piece or a personal project - presented as a step-by-step working case study, from speculative ideas and sketches right through to Photoshop experiments and the finished piece. Accompanying narratives by Donwood explain the inspirations and stories behind his creative process and what it is like to work with the band, told with his typical razor-sharp humour and generosity of spirit. Featuring a treasury of archive material, this is the first deep dive into Donwood's creative practice and the artistic freedom afforded to him by working for a major music act. There Will Be No Quiet is essential reading, and viewing, for fans of the band and anyone interested in the explosive mix of artistic accident, musical ingenuity and creative originality.
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52.07 USD

Stanley Donwood: There Will Be No Quiet

by Stanley Donwood
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A probing and holistic meditation on the key question: Why do we continue to make art, and thus beauty, out of war? Beautiful War: Studies in a Dreadful Fascination is a wide-ranging exploration of armed conflict as depicted in art that illustrates the constant presence of war in our everyday ...
Beautiful War: Studies in a Dreadful Fascination
A probing and holistic meditation on the key question: Why do we continue to make art, and thus beauty, out of war? Beautiful War: Studies in a Dreadful Fascination is a wide-ranging exploration of armed conflict as depicted in art that illustrates the constant presence of war in our everyday lives. Philip D. Beidler investigates the unending assimilation and pervasive presence of the idea of war in popular culture, the impulses behind the making of art out of war, and the unending and debatably aimless trajectories of war itself. Beidler's critical scope spans from Shakespeare's plays, through the Victorian battle paintings of Lady Butler, into the post-World War I writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf, and up to twenty-first-century films such as The Hurt Locker and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. As these works of art have become ubiquitous in contemporary culture, the many faces of war clearly spill over into our art and media, and Beidler argues that these portrayals in turn shift the perception of war from a savage truth to a concept. Beautiful War argues that the representation of war in the arts has always been, and continues to be, an incredibly powerful force. Incorporating painting, music, photography, literature, and film, Beidler traces a disturbing but fundamental truth: that war has always provided an aesthetic inspiration while serving ends as various and complex as ideological or geopolitical history, public memory, and mass entertainment. Beautiful War is a bold and vivid account of the role of war and military conflict as a subject of art that offers much of value to literary and cultural critics, historians, veterans, students of art history and communication studies, and those interested in expanding their understanding of art and media's influence on contemporary values and memories of the past.
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26.200000 USD

Beautiful War: Studies in a Dreadful Fascination

by Philip D. Beidler
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Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time or the nature of natural things? Our world is full of unshakeable mystery, and although we live in ...
A Small Illustrated Guide to the Universe: From the New York Times bestselling author
Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time or the nature of natural things? Our world is full of unshakeable mystery, and although we live in a civilisation more complicated than ever, there is beauty and reassurance to be found in knowing how and why. From the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation, A Small Illustrated Guide to the Universe is a delicately existential and welcoming exploration of the cosmos - one that examines and marvels at the astonishing principles, laws, and phenomena that we exist alongside, that surround us.
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24.16 USD

A Small Illustrated Guide to the Universe: From the New York Times bestselling author

by Ella Frances Sanders
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Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet, its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. In this second volume of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds ...
The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars Vol. 2 HC
Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet, its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. In this second volume of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars, the finest artists of modern fantasy have brought the dying world of Mars to life, depicting scenes of brutal conflict with alien beasts, quiet moments overlooking Martian wastes, and enticing visions of an exotic princess at her most intimate. This magnificent hardcover collection features the talents of J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko, Frank Cho, Lucio Parillo, Tula Lotay, Mike McKone and many more!
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66.93 USD

The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars Vol. 2 HC

by Dynamite Dynamite
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Ten amazing curves personally selected by one of today's most important math writers Curves for the Mathematically Curious is a thoughtfully curated collection of ten mathematical curves, selected by Julian Havil for their significance, mathematical interest, and beauty. Each chapter gives an account of the history and definition of a ...
Curves for the Mathematically Curious: An Anthology of the Unpredictable, Historical, Beautiful, and Romantic
Ten amazing curves personally selected by one of today's most important math writers Curves for the Mathematically Curious is a thoughtfully curated collection of ten mathematical curves, selected by Julian Havil for their significance, mathematical interest, and beauty. Each chapter gives an account of the history and definition of a curve, providing a glimpse into the elegant and often surprising mathematics involved in its creation and evolution. In telling the ten stories, Havil introduces many mathematicians and other innovators, some whose fame has withstood the passing of years and others who have slipped into comparative obscurity. You will meet Pierre Bezier, who is known for his ubiquitous and eponymous curves, and Adolphe Quetelet, who trumpeted the ubiquity of the normal curve but whose name now hides behind the modern body mass index. These and other ingenious thinkers engaged with the challenges, incongruities, and insights to be found in these remarkable curves-and now you can share in this adventure. Curves for the Mathematically Curious is a rigorous and enriching mathematical experience for anyone interested in curves, and the book is designed so that readers who choose can follow the details with pencil and paper. Every curve has a story worth telling.
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31.450000 USD

Curves for the Mathematically Curious: An Anthology of the Unpredictable, Historical, Beautiful, and Romantic

by Julian Havil
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'A grade, A list oral history' The Sunday Times 'Eminently, moreishly readable' The New Statesmen 'A rollicking read' Mail on Sunday 'Entertaining' Observer The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the 'Swinging Sixties' had art, comedy, fashion, ...
Don't Look Back In Anger: The rise and fall of Cool Britannia, told by those who were there
'A grade, A list oral history' The Sunday Times 'Eminently, moreishly readable' The New Statesmen 'A rollicking read' Mail on Sunday 'Entertaining' Observer The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the 'Swinging Sixties' had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and music interwoven into a blooming of national self-confidence. It was the decade of Lad Culture and Girl Power; of Blur vs Oasis. When fashion runways shone with British talent, Young British Artists became household names, football was 'coming home' and British film went worldwide. From Old Labour's defeat in 1992 through to New Labour's historic landslide in 1997, Don't Look Back In Anger chronicles the Cool Britannia age when the country united through a resurgence of patriotism and a celebration of all things British. But it was also an era of false promises and misplaced trust, when the weight of substance was based on the airlessness of branding, spin and the first stirrings of celebrity culture. A decade that started with hope then ended with the death of the 'people's princess' and 9/11 - an event that redefined a new world order. Through sixty-eight voices that epitomise the decade - including Tony Blair, John Major, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Tracey Emin, Keith Allen, Meera Syal, David Baddiel, Irvine Welsh and Steve Coogan - we re-live the epic highs and crashing lows of one of the most eventful periods in British history. Today, in an age where identity dominates the national agenda, Don't Look Back In Anger is a necessary and compelling historical document.
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37.19 USD

Don't Look Back In Anger: The rise and fall of Cool Britannia, told by those who were there

by Daniel Rachel
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Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo-from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows-with this fun and commemorative book! With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstory, and verve for life, Frida Kahlo remains a modern icon, captivating and inspiring artists, feminists, and art ...
Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo
Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo-from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows-with this fun and commemorative book! With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstory, and verve for life, Frida Kahlo remains a modern icon, captivating and inspiring artists, feminists, and art lovers more than sixty years after her death. Forever Frida celebrates all things Frida, so you can enjoy her art, her words, her style, and her badass attitude every day. Viva Frida!
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18.57 USD

Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo

by Kathy Cano-Murillo
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Darwin famously proposed that sexual competition and courtship is (or at least was) the driving force of art production not only in animals, but also in humans. The present book is the first to reveal that Darwin's hypothesis, rather than amounting to a full-blown antidote to the humanist tradition, is ...
Aesthetics after Darwin: The Multiple Origins and Functions of Art
Darwin famously proposed that sexual competition and courtship is (or at least was) the driving force of art production not only in animals, but also in humans. The present book is the first to reveal that Darwin's hypothesis, rather than amounting to a full-blown antidote to the humanist tradition, is actually strongly informed both by classical rhetoric and by English and German philosophical aesthetics, thereby Darwin's theory far richer and more interesting for the understanding of poetry and song. The book also discusses how the three most discussed hypothetical functions of the human arts--competition for attention and (loving) acceptance, social cooperation, and self-enhancement--are not mutually exclusive, but can well be conceived of as different aspects of the same processes of producing and responding to the arts. Finally, reviewing the current state of archeological findings, the book advocates a new hypothesis on the multiple origins of the human arts, posing that they arose as new variants of human behavior, when three ancient and largely independent adaptions--sensory and sexual selection-driven biases regarding visual and auditory beauty, play behavior, and technology--joined forces with, and were transformed by, the human capacities for symbolic cognition and language.
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103.950000 USD

Aesthetics after Darwin: The Multiple Origins and Functions of Art

by Winfried Menninghaus
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This 2020 calendar journeys into the hilarious, dark, and distinctly drawn world of Invader Zim with covers from the comic book series based on Nickelodeon's beloved animated show. The vivid and dramatic images by a host of top indie comic artists, including series creator Jhonen Vasquez, illustrate the bumbling outcast ...
Invader Zim 2020 Wall Calendar
This 2020 calendar journeys into the hilarious, dark, and distinctly drawn world of Invader Zim with covers from the comic book series based on Nickelodeon's beloved animated show. The vivid and dramatic images by a host of top indie comic artists, including series creator Jhonen Vasquez, illustrate the bumbling outcast alien ZIM, along with other favorite characters including the malfunctioning robot GIR, human foes Dib and Gaz, and of course, pigs and bees.
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15.740000 USD

Invader Zim 2020 Wall Calendar

by Nickelodeon
Calendar
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An explosive collection of over 200 full colour die-cut stickers created to make a statement A truth bomb , according to the Urban Dictionary is a fact or piece of knowledge that, when told to a listener, is devastating to the listener's argument or world view. Well in this case, ...
Truth Bombs. Stick it to the Man
An explosive collection of over 200 full colour die-cut stickers created to make a statement A truth bomb , according to the Urban Dictionary is a fact or piece of knowledge that, when told to a listener, is devastating to the listener's argument or world view. Well in this case, The Man should prepare to be hit right between the eyeballs and mind blown apart by a global underground coalition of artists, illustrators, pop-culture pirates, graphic agitators and agent provocateurs, protesting the wicked ways of the world. How you spin each sticker gives it the magical personal touch. Let us commodify your dissent and we guarantee that your resistance will be spectacular.
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23.050000 USD

Truth Bombs. Stick it to the Man

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How can we imagine a future not driven by capitalist assumptions about humans and the wider world? How are a range of contemporary artistic and popular cultural practices already providing pathways to post-capitalist futures? Authors from a variety of disciplines answer these questions through writings on blues and hip hop, ...
Art as Revolt: Thinking Politics through Immanent Aesthetics
How can we imagine a future not driven by capitalist assumptions about humans and the wider world? How are a range of contemporary artistic and popular cultural practices already providing pathways to post-capitalist futures? Authors from a variety of disciplines answer these questions through writings on blues and hip hop, virtual reality, post-colonial science fiction, virtual gaming, riot grrrls and punk, raku pottery, post-pornography fanzines, zombie films, and role playing. The essays in Art as Revolt are clustered around themes such as technology and the future, aesthetics and resistance, and ethnographies of the self beyond traditional understandings of identity. Using philosophies of immanence - describing a system that gives rise to itself, independent of outside forces - drawn from a rich and evolving tradition that includes Spinoza, Nietzsche, Deleuze, and Braidotti, the authors and editors provide an engrossing range of analysis and speculation. Together the essays, written by experts in their fields, stage an important collective, transdisciplinary conversation about how best to talk about art and politics today. Sophisticated in its theoretical and philosophical premises, and engaging some of the most pressing questions in cultural studies and artistic practice today, Art as Revolt does not provide comfortable closure. Instead, it is understood by its authors to be a Dionysian machine, a generator of open-ended possibility and potential that challenges readers to affirm their own belief in the futures of this world. Contributors include Timothy J. Beck (University of West Georgia), Mark Bishop (Independent Scholar), Dave Collins (University of West Georgia), David Fancy (Brock University), Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw (University of Western Ontario), Malisa Kurtz (Independent Scholar), Nicole Land (Ryerson University), Eric Lochhead (Youth Author Calgary Alberta), Douglas Ord (Doctoral Student University of Western Ontario), Joanna Perkins (Independent Scholar), Peter Rehberg (Institute for Cultural Inquiry-Berlin), Chris Richardson (Young Harris College), Hans Skott-Myhre (Kennesaw State University), and Kathleen Skott-Myhre (University of West Georgia).
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34.600000 USD

Art as Revolt: Thinking Politics through Immanent Aesthetics

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Twenty-five years ago, Namco released Tekken and redefined the fighting game genre in three dimensions. Known for its deep gameplay, cutting edge graphics, and operatic lore, Tekken has become synonymous with the PlayStation brand while remaining one of the last vestiges of the arcade. The Art of Tekken: A Complete ...
The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History HC
Twenty-five years ago, Namco released Tekken and redefined the fighting game genre in three dimensions. Known for its deep gameplay, cutting edge graphics, and operatic lore, Tekken has become synonymous with the PlayStation brand while remaining one of the last vestiges of the arcade. The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History follows the series history through a visual feast of iconic games and characters, as well as in-depth interviews with the Bandai Namco developers who made it a reality and the players who made it a phenomenon on its way to becoming one of the best-selling fighting game series in history. It's a complete visual retrospective of one of the most indispensable parts of gaming history, over a quarter century in the making, including art from all seven games of the franchise and more.
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66.93 USD

The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History HC

by Jerald Hull
Hardback
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'No one else casts such a shrewd and gimlet eye on contemporary life.' - William Boyd Comic, dark and insightful, What Happened? is Hanif Kureishi's new collection of essays and fiction. No topic is too fringe or too mainstream for this insatiable-and much-loved-author. From social media to the ancient classics, ...
What Happened?
'No one else casts such a shrewd and gimlet eye on contemporary life.' - William Boyd Comic, dark and insightful, What Happened? is Hanif Kureishi's new collection of essays and fiction. No topic is too fringe or too mainstream for this insatiable-and much-loved-author. From social media to the ancient classics, from appraisals of David Bowie to Georges Simenon to Keith Jarrett, this is the latest literary 'event' in a unique body of work that displays Kureishi's characteristic boundless curiosity and wit. What Happened? is as much about the very fact of Kureishi's catholic appetite for culture as his observations and insights themselves, and any new book in his oeuvre is a justification for celebration.
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31.59 USD

What Happened?

by Hanif Kureishi
Hardback
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The Believer, a five-time National Magazine Award finalist, is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In each issue, readers will find journalism, essays, intimate interviews, an expansive comics section, poetry, and on occasion, delightful and unexpected bonus items. Our poetry section is curated by ...
The Believer, October/November
The Believer, a five-time National Magazine Award finalist, is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In each issue, readers will find journalism, essays, intimate interviews, an expansive comics section, poetry, and on occasion, delightful and unexpected bonus items. Our poetry section is curated by Jericho Brown, Kristen Radtke selects our comics, and Joshua Wolf Shenk is our editor-in-chief. All issues feature a regular column by Nick Hornby and a symposium, in which several writers expound on a theme of contemporary interest.
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12.600000 USD

The Believer, October/November

by Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute
Paperback / softback
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This art calendar showcases a stunning array of sugar skulls - a traditional part of the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead, which focuses on remembering loved ones that have died. These skulls made from sugar are bright and colourful works of art in their own right and will make ...
Sugar Skulls Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)
This art calendar showcases a stunning array of sugar skulls - a traditional part of the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead, which focuses on remembering loved ones that have died. These skulls made from sugar are bright and colourful works of art in their own right and will make a beautiful adornment to your wall. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
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18.57 USD

Sugar Skulls Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)

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The official guide to the unrealised films of Ray Harryhausen. Known for his iconic stop-motion creatures, Ray Harryhausen was at the forefront of Hollywood special effects for much of the 20th century. His films include One Million Years B.C., Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, among others. ...
Harryhausen: The Lost Movies
The official guide to the unrealised films of Ray Harryhausen. Known for his iconic stop-motion creatures, Ray Harryhausen was at the forefront of Hollywood special effects for much of the 20th century. His films include One Million Years B.C., Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, among others. But for every film that reaches the big screen, half a dozen projects are never realised. Harryhausen: The Lost Movies explores Harryhausen's unrealised films, including unused ideas, projects he turned down and scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor. This book includes never-been-seen-before artwork, sketches, photos and test footage from the Harryhausen Foundation archives.
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55.78 USD

Harryhausen: The Lost Movies

by John Walsh
Hardback
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The elegant, dreamlike designs of Natalie Lete turn a wall calendar into an object of desire. Drawing inspiration from folk art, vintage toys, and engravings of flowers and animals, Parisian artist Natalie Lete's work is colorful and poetic, sometimes mysterious, always charming. Lete's work is so distinctive and widely appealing ...
2020 Garden of Dreams Wall Calendar
The elegant, dreamlike designs of Natalie Lete turn a wall calendar into an object of desire. Drawing inspiration from folk art, vintage toys, and engravings of flowers and animals, Parisian artist Natalie Lete's work is colorful and poetic, sometimes mysterious, always charming. Lete's work is so distinctive and widely appealing that she has become a global brand, having garnered a cultlike following for her unique pop- and folk-art aesthetic. Her pieces have graced everything from dishes to postcards to clothing from Anthropologie, Chronicle, and Issey Miyake--and now it's on bold display in a calendar of rich illustrations that are like a magical trip down the rabbit hole. It's the best of Lete in twelve iconic, poster-style images: a girl in a pinafore reading among blossoming flowers, a valley of tall mushrooms to get lost in, swooping bluebirds, a smartly dressed hare in a Breton shirt. The vibrancy of her paint and the texture of her brushstroke are irrepressibly rich, adding distinct elegance to any wall.
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24.17 USD

2020 Garden of Dreams Wall Calendar

by Nathalie Lete
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Alex Toth's significance to comics and animation art cannot be overstated. During his career, he was the comic industry's foremost proponent of modern design and composition. Starting in 1950, his work influenced almost every one of his contemporaries, and has continued to work its magic on the generations that followed. ...
Treasures Retold The Lost Art Of Alex Toth
Alex Toth's significance to comics and animation art cannot be overstated. During his career, he was the comic industry's foremost proponent of modern design and composition. Starting in 1950, his work influenced almost every one of his contemporaries, and has continued to work its magic on the generations that followed. In animation, his 1960s model sheets for HannaBarbera are still passed around as swipe sources from animator to young animator in the 21st Century. Included are complete stories from the 1950s and beyond, recently discovered color animation storyboards and presentation drawings, sketches and doodles, industrial comics, and individual pages from obscure comics and magazines. It's a treasure trove that makes a fitting companion to the Eisner Awardwinning Alex Toth: Genius trilogy.
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83.66 USD

Treasures Retold The Lost Art Of Alex Toth

by Alex Toth
Hardback
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With its acclaimed gameplay, intense characters, and visceral action, the GEARS OF WAR franchise has helped define the modern shooter genre. Written by Arthur Gies, GEARS OF WAR: RETROSPECTIVE is a detailed look back the entire GEARS franchise, from the first game's initial development as an Xbox 360 title, all ...
Gears of War: Retrospective
With its acclaimed gameplay, intense characters, and visceral action, the GEARS OF WAR franchise has helped define the modern shooter genre. Written by Arthur Gies, GEARS OF WAR: RETROSPECTIVE is a detailed look back the entire GEARS franchise, from the first game's initial development as an Xbox 360 title, all the way up to the series' upcoming entry - GEARS 5. Learn the history of GEARS through the words of its developers, designers, and artists, accompanied by key visuals, concept art, and more.
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83.66 USD

Gears of War: Retrospective

by Arthur Gies, Microsoft Studios, The Coalition
Hardback
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