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    • Delhi 360 : Mazhar Ali Khan's view from the Lahore Gate
    • The culture of plastics
      The culture of plastics
      edited by Elisa Storace and Hans Werner Holzwarth
      Plastic culture. The enduring lure of a material for over 60 years. Italian company Kartell, founded in 1949, is famous around the world for having invented the culture of plastic furniture and interior furnishings. Particularly since the plastic-loving era of the 1960s and 70s, Kartell has become an enduring household name; from the iconic designs of Joe Columbo in the 1960s to more recent hits such as Philippe Starck's "Ghost Chairs" or Ron Arad's "Book Worms" shelves, Kartell has consistently chosen to work with the world's most talented designers while reinventing plastic as a quality material for the new age. This survey covers the entire history of the company decade by decade, exploring all aspects of its evolution as well as the social and technological qualities of Kartell products. Also included are interviews with "Mr Plastic" Claudio Luti, director of Kartell for more than 20 years and architect of the new boom, historians, and, star designers, as well as those involved in the production process, illuminating every step from the idea to the finished product.
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    • Screen of kings : royal art and power in Ming China
      Screen of kings : royal art and power in Ming China
      Craig Clunas.
      "Screen of Kings is the first book in any language to examine the cultural role of the regional aristocracy - relatives of the emperors - in Ming dynasty China (1368-1644). Through an analysis of their patronage of architecture, calligraphy, painting and other art forms, and through a study of the contents of their splendid and recently excavated tombs, this innovative study puts the aristocracy back at the heart of accounts of China's culture, from which they have been excluded until very recently. Screen of Kings challenges much of the received wisdom about Ming China. Craig Clunas sheds new light on many familiar artworks, as well as works that have never before been reproduced. New archaeological discoveries have furnished the author with evidence of the lavish and spectacular lifestyles of these provincial princes and demonstrate how central the imperial family was to the high culture of the Ming era." -- Publisher's website.
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    • An artist in Venice
    • English graphic
      English graphic
      Tom Lubbock
      Essays on illustration by English artists using graphic media--drawings, prints, and watercolors. Arranged chronologically by Coutts based on a loosely themed schema developed by Lubbock prior to his death, the subjects span prehistory to present but focus on the high point of English graphic art in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Many of the essays were first published in the author's "Great Works" column in The Independent between 2005-2010.
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