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    • The popular history of graffiti : from the ancient world to the present
    • Airbrushing : the essential guide
      Airbrushing : the essential guide
      Fred Crellin.
      Airbrushing is a versatile and exciting art. The technique has been used for some 150 years, and is now finding ever more applications. This beautiful book explains how to use an airbrush. It looks at the fundamentals of how to get started, advises on maintenance of the tool and then gives step-by-step examples of a range of projects.
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    • Art of the American frontier : from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
      Art of the American frontier : from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
      essays by Stephanie Mayer Heydt, Mindy N. Besaw, Emma I. Hansen
      "The visual history of the American West calls to mind iconic artworks and nostalgia for the past. Art of the American Frontier presents more than 300 artworks and artifacts from 1830 to 1930, showcasing the premier collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The complicated history of westward expansion is presented through the iconography of the frontier, spanning Plains Indian materials, government survey photographs, and paintings by early artist-explorers. In the 20th century, a growing romance with the West is evident in the theatrics of Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West show, with its blend of popular culture and history that inspired numerous artists. The dialogue between the historical West and the nostalgia for it can be seen in highlights including Timothy O'Sullivan's government survey photographs, Frederic Remington's rare Impressionist landscape studies, and charming wax sculptures by Charles Russell. Complete with three essays and ten brief expositions on a range of art, culture, and history topics, this generously illustrated catalogue provides a comprehensive overview of 100 years of art from the American West. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Visualizing Guadalupe : from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas
      Visualizing Guadalupe : from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas
      by Jeanette Favrot Peterson.
      "The Virgin of Guadalupe is famously migratory, traversing continents and crossing and recrossing oceans. Guadalupe's earliest cult originated in medieval Iberia, where Our Lady of Guadalupe from Extremadura, Spain, played a significant role in the reconquista and garnered royal backing. The Spanish Guadalupe accompanied the conquistadors as part of the spiritual arsenal used to Christianize the Americas, where new images of the Virgin acted as catalysts to implant her devotion within multiethnic constituencies.. This masterful study by Jeanette Favrot Peterson traces the transmission of Guadalupe as la Virgen de ida y vuelta from Spain to the Americas and back again, analyzing how the Spanish and Mexican titular images, and a selection of the copies they inspired, operated within the overlapping spheres of religion and politics. Peterson explores two central paradoxes: that only through a material object can a divine and invisible presence be authenticated and that Guadalupe's images were made to work for enacting revolutionary change while preserving the colonial status quo. She examines the artists who created images of Guadalupe, their patrons, and the diverse viewing audiences for whom those images were intended. This exegesis reveals that visual evidence functioned on a par with written texts (treatises, chronicles, and sermons of ecclesiastical officialdom) in measuring popular beliefs and political strategies."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The Monkey King : 72 transformations of the myhtical hero

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    Cleveland Public Art
    An independent, nonprofit organization, working to improve public spaces through art and design. Ohio's premier organization for the identification and evaluation of public art opportunities, bringing expertise to the selection of artists and the implementation of public art projects. Helps makes art accessible to the entire community by bringing it into the neighborhoods, green spaces, and public places that are part of everyday life in Cleveland.
    Cleveland Artists Foundation
    Founded in 1984 by Cleveland-based artists, patrons, and collectors who recognized the need to establish an organization that would preserve, research, collect, and exhibit the most significant visual art of the Northeast Ohio region.
    Cleveland Institute of Art
    Established in 1882. Has earned a reputation for being among the top ten professional colleges of art and design in the country. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education.
    Cleveland Museum of Art
    One of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions.
    Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
    The result of much planning and research, CAC began in 1998. Through this organization leaders from arts and cultural groups, foundations, local governments and other private entities cooperated to create an arts and culture plan for the region which called for public funding to strategically support the local arts and cultural sector.
    Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
    Known by its acronym, MOCA, this is a contemporary art museum founded in 1968 as The New Gallery and renamed the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art in 1984. It is now part of the Cleveland Play House complex. In 2002, CCCA changed its name to Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
    Ohio Arts Council
    Created in 1965 to "foster and encourage the development of the arts and assist the preservation of Ohio's cultural heritage." This is accomplished by the Council in two primary methods; first, through the various grant funding programs that the Council operates to provide support to artists and to make arts activities available to a broad segment of Ohio's public; and secondly, by providing services that help to enhance the growth of the arts. There are a total of 7 different grant programs and a variety of service programs operated by the Council.
    Sculpture Center (Cleveland)
    Connects Cleveland and its visitors with the artists and inspired three-dimensional and installation art of Ohio and our greater region.
    Utrecht Art Supplies
    Located in the Coventry Village area of Cleveland Heights
    Western Reserve Historical Society
    Museum and library in the University Circle area on Cleveland's east side. Founded to preserve and present the history of all of the people of northeast Ohio. Largest privately supported regional historical society in the nation.
    Zygote Press
    Founded in 1995 by four artist-printmakers. A collective, providing studio space, equipment, and technical assistance to artists living and working in the area.
    American Art Therapy Association
    Creative professionals dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in making art is healing and life enhancing.
    Archives of American Art
    World’s largest and most widely used resource on the history of art in America.
    Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
    Archival facility created to preserve work by Ohio visual artists. Through ongoing research, exhibitions and educational programs, the AAWR documents and promotes this cultural heritage for the benefit of the public.