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Beau Dick (1955-2017) was celebrated far beyond his hometown of Alert Bay, B.C., for both his political activism and his creation of striking, larger-than-life carved masks inspired by the traditional stories of the Kwakwaka'wakw. Dick's multi-faceted engagement with Kwakwaka'wakw culture included carving (which he learned from Northwest Coast artists such ...
Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism
Beau Dick (1955-2017) was celebrated far beyond his hometown of Alert Bay, B.C., for both his political activism and his creation of striking, larger-than-life carved masks inspired by the traditional stories of the Kwakwaka'wakw. Dick's multi-faceted engagement with Kwakwaka'wakw culture included carving (which he learned from Northwest Coast artists such as Henry Hunt, Doug Cranmer, and Bill Reid), storytelling, and dancing. As a high-ranking member of Hamat'sa, the prestigious Kwakwaka'wakw secret society centred on the story of a ravenous, man-eating spirit, Dick drew on all these art forms to create regalia for and participate in elaborate ceremonies that enacted Kwakwaka'wakw cosmology. Devoured by Consumerism shares nearly two dozen of these masks: vivid, unforgettable creations, made with traditional and contemporary methods and materials, depicting figures like Cannibal Raven, Nu-Tla-Ma (Fool Dancer), and Bookwus (Wild Man of the Woods). Texts by LaTiesha Fazakas, John Cussans, and Candice Hopkins outline the stories that the masks depict, consider the inescapable parallels between Hamat'sa and the consumerism of capitalist society, and grapple with the philosophy that animates Hamat'sa--one that seeks to confront and, ultimately, master the voracious appetites inside us all.
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26.250000 USD

Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism

by Alan Hunt, Cole Speck, John Cussans, Latiesha Fazakas
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Facing Fear is the first time the sculptures of Lynn Chadwick and Alberto Giacometti have ever been explicitly compared and contrasted. In 1956, Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) won the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale. The youngest artist ever to receive the prize, this British sculptor had begun his career ...
Giacometti-Chadwick: Facing Fear
Facing Fear is the first time the sculptures of Lynn Chadwick and Alberto Giacometti have ever been explicitly compared and contrasted. In 1956, Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) won the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale. The youngest artist ever to receive the prize, this British sculptor had begun his career only six years earlier. The runners-up included Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), who was then already a renowned artist and the overwhelming favourite to win. Yet the question of which one received the prize - Giacometti won shortly afterwards, in 1962 - is less significant than the fact that both of them were nominated for it. Each of the two represented, in his own way, the confusion and disillusionment that prevailed in Cold War Europe. For Giacometti, these tensions set off a deep existential crisis that led to a radical shift in his work. His string-like forms, now well known, literally pare down the human being to his essence. In that same period, Chadwick's constructivist figures were described as 'the geometry of fear', a desperate cry expressing the sense of menace that had the artist and his contemporaries in a stranglehold. Text in English and Dutch.
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36.750000 USD

Giacometti-Chadwick: Facing Fear

by Ralph Keuning, Michael Bird
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From the 1960s and 1970s onwards, different sculptors became involved with a mode of realism based on the physically lifelike ap pearance of the human body. By deploying traditional techniques of modelling, casting and painting in order to recreate human figures they follow different approaches towards a contemporary form of ...
Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art
From the 1960s and 1970s onwards, different sculptors became involved with a mode of realism based on the physically lifelike ap pearance of the human body. By deploying traditional techniques of modelling, casting and painting in order to recreate human figures they follow different approaches towards a contemporary form of figural realism. The sculptures show how the way we see ou r bodies has been subject to constant change. The publication presents artworks of all important representatives of Hyperrealism. From the early pioneers like George Segal, Duane Hanson and John DeAndrea this comprehensive selection demonstrates how Hyperr ealistic sculptures continuously developed up to the current stars of the movement like Ron Mueck, Sam Jinks, Evan Penny, Tony Matelli and Patricia Piccinini.
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Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art

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Nine killed in Charleston church shooting. White supremacists demonstrate in Charlottesville. Monuments decommissioned in New Orleans and Chapel Hill. The headlines keep coming, and the debate rolls on. How should we contend with our troubled history as a nation? What is the best way forward? This first book in UGA ...
Confederate Statues and Memorialization
Nine killed in Charleston church shooting. White supremacists demonstrate in Charlottesville. Monuments decommissioned in New Orleans and Chapel Hill. The headlines keep coming, and the debate rolls on. How should we contend with our troubled history as a nation? What is the best way forward? This first book in UGA Press's History in the Headlines series offers a rich discussion between four leading scholars who have studied the history of Confederate memory and memorialization. Through this dialogue, we see how historians explore contentious topics and provide historical context for students and the broader public. Confederate Statues and Memorialization artfully engages the past and its influence on present racial and social tensions in an accessible format for students and interested general readers. Following the conversation, the book includes a Top Ten set of essays and articles that everyone should read to flesh out their understanding of this contentious, sometimes violent topic. The book closes with an extended list of recommended reading, offering readers specific suggestions for pursuing other voices and points of view.
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Confederate Statues and Memorialization

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Whereas sculpture is an artistic practice that involves not only static but also material, three-dimensional, and durable objects, the cinema produces kinetic, immaterial, two-dimensional, and fleeting images. However, the history of cinema amply illustrates the attraction of these opposites: statues coming to life in early cinema and disturbing the peace ...
Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema
Whereas sculpture is an artistic practice that involves not only static but also material, three-dimensional, and durable objects, the cinema produces kinetic, immaterial, two-dimensional, and fleeting images. However, the history of cinema amply illustrates the attraction of these opposites: statues coming to life in early cinema and disturbing the peace in Surrealist and trance films; the optical and haptic exploration of sculptural volumes in art documentaries and artists' films; the lure of the wax museums in horror films; the statuary metaphors of post-war modernist cinema; the mythological living statues of the peplum genre; and contemporary art practices in which film is used as sculptural medium. Dealing with a wide range of magical, mystical, cultural, historical, formal, and phenomenological interactions between film and sculpture, this book examines key sculptural motifs in film and cinematic sculpture in eight chapters and an extensive reference gallery.
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34.11 USD

Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

by Lisa Colpaert, Vito Adriaensens, Susan Felleman, Steven Jacobs
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New site-specific works by Phyllida Barlow fill the Royal Academy's Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries in early 2019. This accompanying publication provides a lively account of the artist's role in modern British sculpture. The British sculptor Phyllida Barlow CBE RA (b. 1944) studied at Chelsea College of Art (1960-63) and the Slade ...
Phyllida Barlow: cul-de-sac
New site-specific works by Phyllida Barlow fill the Royal Academy's Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries in early 2019. This accompanying publication provides a lively account of the artist's role in modern British sculpture. The British sculptor Phyllida Barlow CBE RA (b. 1944) studied at Chelsea College of Art (1960-63) and the Slade School of Art (1963-66), where she later taught for much of her career. In recent years, she has been elected a Royal Academician, created new work for Tate and the Royal Academy, had numerous solo shows and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. Barlow's large-scale sculptures eschew serenity, balance and beauty in favour of instability, obstruction and oddness. They invade the spaces they inhabit, instead of neatly complementing them. Her use of inexpensive, everyday materials - concrete, plywood, cardboard, plaster, fabric and paint - suggests that her works are a double act of recycling: both of the materials she uses and the images she draws from her memory. With installation shots of the artist's new works at the Royal Academy and photography from the studio, this book situates Barlow as a key figure within contemporary sculpture. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 16 February-23 June 2019. Alastair Sooke is an art critic and broadcaster. Edith Devaney is Head of Summer Exhibition and Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Royal Academy.
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Phyllida Barlow: cul-de-sac

by Phyllida Barlow
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Jeff Koons is one the most famous, important, subversise and expensive artists in the world. Here he curates a range of works from his entire career, many having never been shown in the UK. Accompanies at exhibition at The Ashmolean, Oxford, from February to June, 2019. Includes an interview with ...
Jeff Koons: At the Ashmolean
Jeff Koons is one the most famous, important, subversise and expensive artists in the world. Here he curates a range of works from his entire career, many having never been shown in the UK. Accompanies at exhibition at The Ashmolean, Oxford, from February to June, 2019. Includes an interview with Jeff Koons. Features fourteen works never before shown in the UK. New essay by Sir Norman Rosenthal. I couldn't think of a better place to have a dialogue about art today and what it can be - Jeff Koons Curated by Koons himself, together with guest curator Norman Rosenthal, this show features seventeen important works, fourteen of which have never been exhibited in the UK before. They span the artist's entire career and his most well-known series, including Equilibrium, Statuary, Banality, Antiquity and his recent Gazing Ball sculptures and paintings. This exhibition will provoke a conversation between his creations and the history of art and ideas with which his work engages. Jeff Koons burst onto the contemporary art scene in the 1980s. He has been described as the most famous, important, subversive, controversial and expensive artist in the world. From his earliest works Koons has explored the 'ready-made' and 'appropriated image', using unadulterated found objects and creating painstaking replicas of ancient sculptures and Old Master paintings which almost defy belief in their craftsmanship and precision. Throughout his career Koons has pushed at the boundaries of contemporary art practice, stretching the limits of what is possible.
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25.60 USD

Jeff Koons: At the Ashmolean

by Dr Alexander Sturgis, Sir Norman Rosenthal
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Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station: Statuary and Sculptures
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23.090000 USD

Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station: Statuary and Sculptures

by David D Morrison
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Behold!!! The Protong
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59.70 USD

Behold!!! The Protong

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Kara Walker: Figa
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36.750000 USD

Kara Walker: Figa

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The Naked Soldier: Interpreting Rayner Hoff's Sculpture in the Anzac Memorial, Sydney. Second Edition.
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21.000000 USD

The Naked Soldier: Interpreting Rayner Hoff's Sculpture in the Anzac Memorial, Sydney. Second Edition.

by John Stace
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Environmental Art of Gerry Joe Weise
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15.750000 USD

Environmental Art of Gerry Joe Weise

by Ludovic Gibsson, Chloe Mae Anders, Albert L Sandberg
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Sculptures of the Third Reich: Josef Thorak and Reich Sculptors
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28.300000 USD

Sculptures of the Third Reich: Josef Thorak and Reich Sculptors

by Michael Walsh
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Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture and photography. Her large-scale installations question the history and memory of places, exploring the connections between time and space in a transnational perspective and have gained her wide international recognition and praise. ...
Bettina Pousttchi: Metropolitan Life
Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture and photography. Her large-scale installations question the history and memory of places, exploring the connections between time and space in a transnational perspective and have gained her wide international recognition and praise. This book features Pousttchi's new photographic installation at Nivola Museum in Orani on the Italian island Sardinia. For this, she chose as her subject the Metropolitan Life Building on 1 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Criticised for its blatant Italian references at the time of its completion in 1909 and the world's tallest high-rise until 1913, the building displays a hybrid identity, recalling cultural and temporal-spatial dislocations between the Old and the New World, Renaissance and Modernism. Published alongside the images of Metropolitan Life and other works by Pousttchi are an essay by art historian Greg Foster-Rice and a conversation between the artist, critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, and architect and writer Markus Miessen.
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30.450000 USD

Bettina Pousttchi: Metropolitan Life

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Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory
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41.950000 USD

Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory

by Cynthia Culver Prescott
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Published to coincide with the Armistice of the Great War, the subject of Karl Kraus' play The Last Days of Mankind. Well-wrought scenes using taxidermy make an unperformable and extremely intimidating piece of literature immediately accessible. There is a wide, strange body of Karl Kraus fans that intersect every indie ...
The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus' Great War Epic
Published to coincide with the Armistice of the Great War, the subject of Karl Kraus' play The Last Days of Mankind. Well-wrought scenes using taxidermy make an unperformable and extremely intimidating piece of literature immediately accessible. There is a wide, strange body of Karl Kraus fans that intersect every indie bookstore loving crowd. The conjunction of scholars and endorsers make clear Deborah Sengl's necessary contribution to the scholarship around this important play. Not just part of the wave of Karl Kraus mania sweeping literature studies, this book is timeless because of its singular artist's vision. 2018 marks an important year for the artist Deborah Sengl, whose first monograph has been released by Verlag fur Moderne Kunst and a retrospective of her work planned for exhibition in Berlin. The play, though 100 years old, has a contemporary feel because of its postmodern use of quotation and found text. An excellent companion to the several full English translations of Kraus' play that have appeared over the last several years (for example, by Edward Timms, Yale University Press). People who bought those books may be looking for another way into the play, either because they want to teach it, write about it, or just because it's so extremely long and difficult. Great press opportunities because of the connections of the authors to so many different kinds of publications: from the popular to the book-specific to the academic.
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40.900000 USD

The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus' Great War Epic

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Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion
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36.750000 USD

Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion

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David Shrigley: Goat Music
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31.450000 USD

David Shrigley: Goat Music

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Featuring ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, this book explores the history and legacy of ancient statues of Olympian gods. For people in ancient Greece, ornately and imposingly fashioned statues depicting the gods symbolized power or ideal beauty. During the Roman Empire, when sculptors copied Greek models, the sculptures conveyed an ...
Olympian Gods: From the Collection of Sculptures, Dresden
Featuring ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, this book explores the history and legacy of ancient statues of Olympian gods. For people in ancient Greece, ornately and imposingly fashioned statues depicting the gods symbolized power or ideal beauty. During the Roman Empire, when sculptors copied Greek models, the sculptures conveyed an aura of education and scholarship. This volume showcases antique sculptures that represent the most important Greek Olympian gods. Culled from the collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, one of the most important collections of antiquities, this book features objects ranging from the 6th century B.C.E. to the 4th century C.E. The sculptures express the Greek ideal of beauty and the remarkable creative powers of these artists as well as the evolving ways gods were portrayed--from solemn and religiously formal to natural and graceful figures.
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31.450000 USD

Olympian Gods: From the Collection of Sculptures, Dresden

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The meaning of the term micromegalic is excavated within the realm of Rococo ornamentation. Rococo ornamentation is examined geometrically, mathematically, and historically. Inthis study, engraved prints constitute the main sources of research and analysis. The historicalinvestigation is followed by an expose of the influence of Rococo principles on a numberof ...
Micromegalic Inscriptions. A Rococo Story of Contemporary Engravings
The meaning of the term micromegalic is excavated within the realm of Rococo ornamentation. Rococo ornamentation is examined geometrically, mathematically, and historically. Inthis study, engraved prints constitute the main sources of research and analysis. The historicalinvestigation is followed by an expose of the influence of Rococo principles on a numberof contemporary digital creations.The book reports on, and discusses, the author's contemporary artworks inspired by Rococoprints and their particular techniques of fabrication and representation. These experimentssit within the realm of Generative Art. As such, their purpose is to develop MicromegalicInscriptions, which are dynamic simulations of both abstract details and fifictional landscapes
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30.70 USD

Micromegalic Inscriptions. A Rococo Story of Contemporary Engravings

by Matteo Mauro
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Concrete Poetry is the first photographic survey of Modernist sculpture within the Brutalist context.
Concrete Poetry: Post-War Modernist Public Art
Concrete Poetry is the first photographic survey of Modernist sculpture within the Brutalist context.
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34.12 USD

Concrete Poetry: Post-War Modernist Public Art

by Simon Phipps
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In October 2018 Cornelia Parker's Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) lands in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. This meticulous and unsettling installation - first shown on the roof of The Metropolitan Museum of Art against the skyline of New York's Central Park - is half stage set, half ...
Cornelia Parker: Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)
In October 2018 Cornelia Parker's Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) lands in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. This meticulous and unsettling installation - first shown on the roof of The Metropolitan Museum of Art against the skyline of New York's Central Park - is half stage set, half sculpture. The work, which draws on archetypal images of American culture such as the red barn and the infamous Bates motel from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, will now be seen against a backdrop of Burlington House's neoclassical buildings. Cornelia Parker was elected a Royal Academician in 2009. She has since had solo shows at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, and the Frith Street Gallery, London. She is well known for her installations, including Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991), a reconstruction of an exploded shed, which now forms part of Tate's collection. Generously illustrated with supporting imagery and installation shots, this book comprises a conversation with the artist and a text on the work's installation in London. Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) will be on display in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from October 2018 to March 2019.
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22.10 USD

Cornelia Parker: Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)

by Sheena Wagstaff, Margaret Iversen
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Michael Kienzer: Krems/Bremen/Zug
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41.950000 USD

Michael Kienzer: Krems/Bremen/Zug

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Pop a penguin in your handbag, take an elephant on holiday or chill out on the sofa with a sloth. With these tiny polymer clay projects you can have fun with these adorable animals no matter what size your home is. Mini Menagerie includes a gorgeous giraffe, cute cat, sweet ...
Mini Menagerie: 20 Miniature Animals to Make in Polymer Clay
Pop a penguin in your handbag, take an elephant on holiday or chill out on the sofa with a sloth. With these tiny polymer clay projects you can have fun with these adorable animals no matter what size your home is. Mini Menagerie includes a gorgeous giraffe, cute cat, sweet swan and fabulous flamingo, the projects have clear step-by-step instructions that will ensure your miniature creatures are perfectly formed. The stunning photographs and extensive techniques section will show you everything you need to know to embark on these intricate projects. 20 adorably tiny polymer clay creatures to make Suitable for all skill levels with step-by-step instructions and a techniques section From the author of the very successful Making Mini Food
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28.99 USD

Mini Menagerie: 20 Miniature Animals to Make in Polymer Clay

by Lynn Allingham
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Humans and Other Animals is a major thematic exhibition and book exploring the work of Elisabeth Frink alongside major modern and contemporary artists. Featuring over 100 works by Frink, as well as works by modern masters including Giacometti, Richier, Rodin, Picasso, Bourgeois, Marini, Bacon, Moore, Paolozzi, Chadwick and many others. ...
Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals
Humans and Other Animals is a major thematic exhibition and book exploring the work of Elisabeth Frink alongside major modern and contemporary artists. Featuring over 100 works by Frink, as well as works by modern masters including Giacometti, Richier, Rodin, Picasso, Bourgeois, Marini, Bacon, Moore, Paolozzi, Chadwick and many others. Contemporary artists include Rebecca Warren and Douglas Gordon. Frink emerged in the early 1950's as a highly original, expressive and imaginative sculptor producing a remarkable body of work from a very young age. By the time she died in 1992 at the age of 62, she was one of the most important British sculptors of her generation. This exhibition aims to position Frink as one of the most important British sculptors of the twentieth century and place her work in the context of other modern masters, contemporary artists and ancient art. The book contains essays by Calvin Winner and Tania Moore, exhibition curators at the Sainsbury Centre who provide a new critical assessment of Frink's work.
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Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals

by Tania Moore, Calvin Winner
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Andy Goldsworthy: Touching Nature
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31.490000 USD

Andy Goldsworthy: Touching Nature

by William Malpas
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Practical Hints for Investing Money: With an Explanation of the Mode of Transacting Business on the Stock Exchange
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24.100000 USD

Practical Hints for Investing Money: With an Explanation of the Mode of Transacting Business on the Stock Exchange

by Francis Playford
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Practical Hints for Investing Money: With an Explanation of the Mode of Transacting Business on the Stock Exchange
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41.950000 USD

Practical Hints for Investing Money: With an Explanation of the Mode of Transacting Business on the Stock Exchange

by Francis Playford
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The Baga, along with the Nalu and the Landuma, are a small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea, in West Africa. They became famous following the discovery of their extraordinary sculptures by explorers, colonial administrators, ethnologists, collectors, and art dealers towards the end of the nineteenth century. Nowadays, ...
Baga
The Baga, along with the Nalu and the Landuma, are a small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea, in West Africa. They became famous following the discovery of their extraordinary sculptures by explorers, colonial administrators, ethnologists, collectors, and art dealers towards the end of the nineteenth century. Nowadays, the art of the Baga is admired in the public and private collections of northern European countries. Their works consist mainly of different types of wooden masks and statues of various sizes, as well as wonderful percussion instruments, chiefs' seats, and other skilfully carved utilitarian objects. All these sacred objects were once created and used as important features in their ritual behaviour based on the manifestation of their divinities, ancestor worship, rites of passage, secret brotherhoods, and the performance of important social ceremonies like weddings, funerals, and harvesting. But more recently they have also included entirely new sculpted works created by talented, highly skilled craftsmen who were influenced by colonisation and newly introduced religions, while at the same time finding inspiration in traditional myths and legends. Fascinating examples of this eclecticism are the figures of colonists depicted standing, on horseback, or riding birds, the many different kinds of female busts representing Mami Wata, the sea goddess, winged figures, bestiaries associated with tales and legends, and the personifications of the heroic founders of their villages. To this day, the young men of the Baga continue to make certain commemorative and emblematic objects, such as the large D'mba mask, and still produce sculptures connected with their history and culture. All these artefacts have their place in the dances and events that play such an important part in village life and in relations between villages and beyond.
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41.950000 USD

Baga

by Marie Yvonne Curtis
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Constantin Brancusi: Sculpting the Essence of Things
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18.890000 USD

Constantin Brancusi: Sculpting the Essence of Things

by James Pearson
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