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    • Art in time : a world history of styles and movements
      Art in time : a world history of styles and movements
      Gauvin Alexander Bailey [and twenty four others].

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    • Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe
      Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe
      edited by Angeliki Lymberopoulou and Rembrandt Duits.

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    • The age of Picasso and Matisse : modern art at the Art Institute of Chicago
      The age of Picasso and Matisse : modern art at the Art Institute of Chicago
      Stephanie D'Alessandro with contributions from Renee DeVoe Mertz.
      The Art Institute of Chicagos opportunity to host the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known as the Armory Show, in 1913 set a radical new course for modern and contemporary art in the United States. This monumental exhibition introduced audiences to some of the greatest avant-garde artists working in Europe, and forever changed the aesthetic landscape for artists, critics, collectors, and arts institutions. This fascinating publication brings together over 130 masterpieces from the Art Institute, which holds one of the finest collections of European modern art in North America. Following an introductory essay by Stephanie DAlessandro on the history of collecting modern art at the Art Institute, the masterworks of the museums collection are presented in discrete sections devoted to important movements such as Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Abstraction, and Surrealism, and to individual artists such as Brancusi, Chagall, Kandinsky, Leger, Matisse, and Picasso, as well as the remarkable American artist Joseph Cornell.
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    • Rumour and radiation : sound in video art
    • Mary Mito : collages, paintings, drawings
    • Sterling Ruby
      Sterling Ruby
      [editor: Alessandro Rabottini; texts: Jorg Heiser ... [et al.]]

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    • Stanley Spencer : art as a mirror of the self
    • Ai Weiwei : disposition
      Ai Weiwei : disposition
      [executive editor and curator, Maurizio Bortolotti

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    • Liu Bolin
      Liu Bolin
      introduction by Philippe Dagen
      "Liu Bolin first became invisible in 2006. When the artist village in Beijing where he worked as a sculptor's assistant was demolished, he decided to protest. He camouflaged himself in the ruins with acrylic paints and photographed the finished product, marking the first of his Hiding in the City series. Since then, he has "disappeared" in many different places around the world--from politically fraught areas in China to grocery stores, toy stores, and more. His work protests specific political acts of the Chinese government and offers commentary on consumer culture. This comprehensive book showcases Bolin's most striking photographs and sculptures and explores the techniques he uses to create his unforgettable art. Bolin has also helped other people disappear, including the members of Bon Jovi for the band's recent album cover, as well as the fashion designers Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni, Valentino, and more, and a selection of these photographs is featured throughout the book." -- Publisher's description.
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    • The art of PaperBlue : an instructional companion for the digital artist
    • The great American pin-up
      The great American pin-up
      Charles G. Martignette, Louis K. Meisel.

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    • Dogs rule nonchalantly
    • Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School
    • The art of space : the history of space art, from the earliest visions to the graphics of the modern era
      The art of space : the history of space art, from the earliest visions to the graphics of the modern era
      Ron Miller
      Five chapters--focused on our solar system, the universe beyond, space travel, space colonies, and alien life--delve into the history and real-life technology behind these artistic representations.
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    • The organic artist : make your own paint, paper, pens, pigments, prints, and more from nature
      The organic artist : make your own paint, paper, pens, pigments, prints, and more from nature
      Nick Neddo.
      "It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process. Readers will refine drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape. Some of the projects and skills covered include the following: making paper and wild ink, working with soapstone, clay, wood, and rawhide, printmaking and stenciling, natural pigments and dyes, camouflage and body painting, and nature journaling"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • My life with Alexander Archipenko
    • The elements of sculpture : a viewer's guide
      The elements of sculpture : a viewer's guide
      Herbert George.
      Compelling and jargon-free, The Elements of Sculpture discovers and isolates the attributes - from the most physical to the most ephemeral - that make up an essential three-dimensional visual language; the very elements that form the tools sculptors use to create their art: Material, Place, Surface, Edge, Texture, Colour, Scale, Mass, Centre of Gravity, Volume, Space, Movement, Light and Memory. By teaching us how to look at and experience sculpture in the same way that sculptors think about sculpture, Herbert George provides us with the tools for understanding and appreciating the three-dimensional object, and demonstrates how we can begin to communicate using the language of sculpture.
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    • Enchanted lines : drawings from the Aga Khan Museum collection
      Enchanted lines : drawings from the Aga Khan Museum collection
      Filiz Cakir Phillip.
      "Enchanted Lines showcases drawings from the Aga Khan Museum's collection and celebrates famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia such as Behzad, Reza-e Abbasi, Moin Mosavvir, and Mansur from the 16th and 17th centuries, the golden age of the art of the book. Some of the greatest artists of their time worked in court orkshops to produce--and sign--the drawings presented in this book, which focuses ttention on how the artists created their drawings, what techniques and media they used, and what kind of culture and society they were part of." --Provided by publisher.
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    • En guerre : French illustrators and World War I
    • Introducing culture identities : design for museums, theaters, and cultural institutions
      Introducing culture identities : design for museums, theaters, and cultural institutions
      [ed. by Robert Klanten and Anna Sinofzik
      Introducing: Culture Identities is a collection of outstanding design work for international cultural institutions. It features poster campaigns, publications, and corporate design--much of which is designed to function across various media platforms. Extensive features introduce relevant topics and lend insight from two key perspectives: designers and clients. The book gives voice to designers such as Bureau Mirko Borsche and studio 2x4, who are especially active in the cultural field. MoMA, the Barbican, Van Abbemuseum, and documenta are among the clients represented.
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    • The cartoon art of Mike Deodato, Jr. Volume 1.
    • Drawing manga : people and poses
    • Draw manga faces for expressive characters : learn to draw more than 900 faces
    • Momentary
    • Gerhard Richter : strip paintings
    • Frans Hals
    • Fresh prints : 20 easy and enticing printing projects to make at home
    • Commune : designed in California
      Commune : designed in California
      Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, Ramin Shamshiri
      Commune was established in Los Angeles in 2004 by four like-minded souls--Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri, and Ramin Shamshiri--with a common mission: to enhance life through design and to blur the lines between disciplines, eras, and styles. California is for those who refuse to conform and who live for freedom of expression, indoor/outdoor living, and that golden sunshine glinting off the waves of the Pacific. Commune perfectly captures this spirit and embodies a new California style that freely mixes old and new in its layered, highly personal interiors that embrace color, pattern, and texture. This book is the first monograph of Commune's work, featuring its designs for private residences, hotels, commercial spaces, and restaurants, as well as the works they specially commission from virtually everyone in the artisan craftsman movement in California today.
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    • Classic patterns
      Classic patterns
      [edited by Christina Hwang, Jack Weng].
      The ornament of classical patterns from Classical times and Middle Ages, the shapes of plants and animals and the symbols from the ancient world cultures make a noble, elegant and natural composition -- classic patterns. This book presents classic patterns designed by preeminent pattern designers from all over the world, and the everyday products these patterns are applied in. In addition, the book renders the embodiment of the immense inspiration and imagination the designers relied upon in creating these beautiful classic patterns. Includes figurative and abstract patterns.
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    • All new decorating idea book
      All new decorating idea book
      Heather J. Paper.
      "This book includes ideas for freshening up a tired look, small-scale renovations, and larger transformations"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Spectacular Rubens : the Triumph of the Eucharist
      Spectacular Rubens : the Triumph of the Eucharist
      edited by Alejandro Vergara and Anne T. Woollett.
      "Presents information about Peter Paul Rubens and his Triumph of the Eucharist series, consisting of modelli (oil paintings on panel) and monumental tapestries. Essays discuss the history and the recent restoration of the panels and tapestries"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Persian painted tile work from the 18th and 19th centuries : the Shiraz School
    • Sunbonnet Sue redwork collection for all seasons : 16 iron-on transfer designs
    • Re-collection : art, new media, and social memory
      Re-collection : art, new media, and social memory
      Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito.
      How will our increasingly digital civilization persist beyond our lifetimes? Audio and videotapes demagnetize; CDs delaminate; Internet art links to websites that no longer exist; Amiga software doesn't run on iMacs. In Re-collection, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito argue that the vulnerability of new media art illustrates a larger crisis for social memory. They describe a variable media approach to rescuing new media, distributed across producers and consumers who can choose appropriate strategies for each endangered work. New media art poses novel preservation and conservation dilemmas. Given the ephemerality of their mediums, software art, installation art, and interactive games may be heading to obsolescence and oblivion. Rinehart and Ippolito, both museum professionals, examine the preservation of new media art from both practical and theoretical perspectives, offering concrete examples that range from Nam June Paik to Danger Mouse. They investigate three threats to twenty-first-century creativity: technology, because much new media art depends on rapidly changing software or hardware; institutions, which may rely on preservation methods developed for older mediums; and law, which complicates access with intellectual property constraints such as copyright and licensing. Technology, institutions, and law, however, can be enlisted as allies rather than enemies of ephemeral artifacts and their preservation. The variable media approach that Rinehart and Ippolito propose asks to what extent works to be preserved might be medium-independent, translatable into new mediums when their original formats are obsolete.
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    • Battlestar galactica vault
      Battlestar galactica vault
      by Paul Ruditis.
      For over thirty years, science-fiction fans have been enthralled by Battlestar Galactica and the captivating saga of humanity's war with the chilling Cylons. From its innovative special effects to its controversial storylines, the franchise has fascinated generations of viewers. Now, drawing on unique insights from the original producer, Glen A. Larson, and exclusive interviews with David Eick and Ronald D. Moore - creators of the series' acclaimed reimagining - Battlestar Galactica Vault offers a complete visual history of the show's evolution, from 1978's 'Saga of a Star World' to spin-offs Caprica and Blood & Chrome. Featured herein are concept artwork by legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie, annotated scripts and storyboards, candid behind-the-scenes photography, and ten meticulously reproduced pieces of memorabilia for readers to remove and examine. Stunningly illustrated and fully authorised, Battlestar Galactica Vault is the ultimate celebration of a series that changed TV sci-fi forever.
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    • Inside HBO's Game of thrones : seasons 3 and 4
      Inside HBO's Game of thrones : seasons 3 and 4
      C.A. Taylor
      Featuring contributions by the series' co-creators, an official companion book to the third and fourth seasons showcases hundreds of set photos, art renderings, and designs, as well as insights from key actors and crew members.
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    • Upstairs and downstairs : British costume drama television from The Forsyte saga to Downton Abbey
    • Ethereal queer : television, historicity, desire
      Ethereal queer : television, historicity, desire
      Amy Villarejo.
      "In Ethereal Queer, Amy Villarejo offers a historically engaged, theoretically sophisticated, and often personal account of how TV representations of queer life have changed as the medium has evolved since the 1950s. Challenging the widespread view that LGBT characters did not make a sustained appearance on television until the 1980s, she draws on innovative readings of TV shows and network archives to reveal queer television's lengthy, rich, and varied history. Villarejo goes beyond concerns about representational accuracy. She tracks how changing depictions of queer life, in programs from Our Miss Brooks to The L Word, relate to transformations in business models and technologies, including modes of delivery and reception such as cable, digital video recording, and online streaming. In so doing, she provides a bold new way to understand the history of television."--Publisher's description.
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    • Hollywood exiles in Europe : the blacklist and cold war film culture
      Hollywood exiles in Europe : the blacklist and cold war film culture
      Rebecca Prime.
      "Documents the untold story of the American directors, screenwriters, and actors who emigrated to Europe as a result of the Hollywood blacklist. During the 1950s and early 1960s, these Hollywood exiles directed, wrote, or starred in almost 100 European productions, their contributions ranging from crime film masterpieces like Du rififi chez les hommes (dir. Jules Dassin, 1955) to international blockbusters such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (scr. Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson, 1957) to acclaimed art films like The Servant (dir. Joseph Losey, 1963). At once a lively portrait of a lesser-known American "lost generation" and an examination of an important transitional moment in European cinema,the book presents a compelling argument for the significance of the blacklisted exiles to our understanding of postwar American and European cinema and Cold War cultural relations. The experiences of the blacklisted in Europe not only suggest the need to rethink our understanding of the Hollywood blacklist as a purely domestic phenomenon, but, by shedding new light on European cinema's changing relationship with Hollywood, illuminates the postwar shift from national to "transnational" cinema"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The Academy Awards : the complete unofficial history
    • Film manifestos and global cinema cultures : a critical anthology
      Film manifestos and global cinema cultures : a critical anthology
      Scott MacKenzie.
      "Film Manifestoes and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focusing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless central history of the cinema, exploring a series of documents that postulate ways in which to re-imagine the cinema and, in the process, re-imagine the world. This volume collects the major European "waves" and figures (Eisenstein, Truffaut, Bergman, Free Cinema, Oberhausen, Dogme '95); Latin American Third Cinemas (Birri, Sanjines, Espinosa, Solanas); radical art and the avant-garde (Bunuel, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas, Ono, Sanborn); and world cinemas (Iimura, Makhmalbaf, Sembene, Sen). It also contains previously untranslated manifestos co-written by figures including Bollain, Debord, Hermosillo, Isou, Kieslowski, Painleve, Straub, and many others. Thematic sections address documentary cinema, aesthetics, feminist and queer film cultures, pornography, film archives, Hollywood, and film and digital media. Also included are texts traditionally left out of the film manifestos canon, such as the Motion Picture Production Code and Pius XI's Vigilanti Cura, which nevertheless played a central role in film culture." -- Publisher's website.
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    • Slow movies : countering the cinema of action
      Slow movies : countering the cinema of action
      Ira Jaffe.
      "Slow Movies investigates movies by acclaimed directors who over the past three decades have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on motion and action."--P. [4] of cover.
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    • The art of Captain America, the winter soldier
      The art of Captain America, the winter soldier
      written by Marie Javins
      Collects concept art and scenes from the Captain America, the winter soldier movie, with sketches of characters, vehicles, and weapons.
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    • Love in the post : from Plato to Derrida : the screenplay and commentary
    • Woody on rye : Jewishness in the films and plays of Woody Allen
    • Dramatic circumstances : on acting, singing, and living inside the stories we tell
      Dramatic circumstances : on acting, singing, and living inside the stories we tell
      William Wesbrooks.
      "Drawing upon his years of experience and a keen psychological insight, Wesbrooks utilizes our inherent attraction to storytelling. He presents an exciting process that allows you as a performer to extract from the dramatic circumstances of stories everything you need to bring the characters you play and the songs you sing to a place of vibrant realization. His approach will inspire you to trust in yourself and your own ability as you use your mind, body, and spirit, so as to begin "living inside" your stories in a way that brings them to life for yourself as well as your audience. The process is simple in its structure yet profound in its impact. Dramatic Circumstances will prove an invaluable resource for actors, singers, teachers, directors, and anyone else who knows and believes in the power of stories to inform and touch the lives of those who tell and hear them." -- Publisher's description.
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    • Stella!: mother of modern acting
      Stella!: mother of modern acting
      Sheana Ochoa.
      Arthur Miller decided to become a playwright after seeing her perform with the Group Theater. Marlon Brando attributed his acting to her genius as a teacher. Theater critic Robert Brustein calls her the greatest acting teacher in America. At the turn of the 20th century by which time acting had hardly evolved since classical Greece Stella Adler became a child star of the Yiddish stage in New York, where she was being groomed to refine acting craft and eventually help pioneer its modern gold standard: method acting. Stella's emphasis on experiencing a role through the actions in the given circumstances of the work directs actors toward a deep sociological understanding of the imagined characters: their social class, geographic upbringing, biography, which enlarges the actor's creative choices. Always "onstage," Stella's flamboyant personality disguised a deep sense of not belonging. Her unrealized dream of becoming a movie star chafed against an unflagging commitment to the transformative power of art. From her Depression-era plays with the Group Theatre to freedom fighting during WWII, Stella used her notoriety as a tool for change. For this book, Sheana Ochoa worked alongside Irene Gilbert, Stella's friend of 30 years, who provided Ochoa with a trove of Stella's personal and pedagogical materials, and Ochoa interviewed Stella's entire living family, including her daughter Ellen; her colleagues and friends, from Arthur Miller to Karl Malden; and her students from Robert De Niro to Mark Ruffalo. Unearthing countless unpublished letters and interviews, private audio recordings, Stella's extensive FBI file, class videos and private audio recordings, Ochoa's biography introduces one of the most under recognized, yet most influential luminaries of the 20th century.
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    • Audrey Hepburn : photographs, 1953-1966
    • Poirot and me
      Poirot and me
      David Suchet and Geoffrey Wansell.

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    • Everything I ever needed to know about, I learned from Monty Python : history, art, poetry, communism, philosophy, the media, birth, death, religion, literature, latin, transvestites, botany, the French, class systems, mythology, fish slapping, and many more!
      Everything I ever needed to know about, I learned from Monty Python : history, art, poetry, communism, philosophy, the media, birth, death, religion, literature, latin, transvestites, botany, the French, class systems, mythology, fish slapping, and many more!
      Brian Cogan, Ph. D., and Jeff Massey, Ph. D.
      "Throughout their five seasons on British television (and well into the troop's movie sequels and assorted solo projects), Monty Python became a worldwide symbol not only for taking serious subjects and making them silly, but also for treating silly subjects seriously. Monty Python provided a treasure trove of erudite "in" jokes, offering sly allusions to subjects as diverse as T.S. Elliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" (as part of a commercial for a weight loss product) and how to conjugate Latin properly (as explained by a Roman centurion to a Jewish zealot painting anti-Roman graffiti on a wall). It was this combination of the uniquely highbrow but silly humor that inspired countless followers (Saturday Night Live, to name one). This hilarious and helpful guide puts Python's myriad references into context for the legion of fans, scholars, and pop culture aficionados that still strive to "get" Monty Python"-- Provided by publisher.
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