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Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California

Arenson, Adam.
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(2018)  | 9781477315293 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 11/1/2018
AUD 70.95 (inc. GST), AUD 64.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2018
“I want buildings that will be exciting seventy-five years from now,”financier Howard Ahmanson told visual artist Millard Sheets, offering himcomplete control of design, subject, decoration, and budget for his Home Savingsand Loan branch offices. The partnership between Home Savings—for decades,...

Contemporary art and community altruism in oaxaca : hybrid agency.

Pyatt, Neil.
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(2018)  | 9781527503731 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 235pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
AUD 166.95 (inc. GST), AUD 151.77 (ex. GST),
"This book relates the longitudinal participant observation and analysis of the behaviour of the Oaxacan art community, focusing on the cultural production, interaction and collective action of its members as an integrated sector of civil society.It presents a theoretical framework that succinctly defines...

Women in art and literature networks : spinning webs.

Camus, Marianne. Dupont, Valèrie.
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(2018)  | 9781527503748 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 215pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
AUD 158.95 (inc. GST), AUD 144.50 (ex. GST),
"This book examines the place of women in art and literature from the 19th century to the present day, whether as artists, critics or collectors. It centers on the concept of the network, as a possible point of entry for women into cultural circles long seen as male territories. Within the framework...

Spanish Royal Patronage 1412-1804: Portraits as Propaganda

Ann Zaho, Margaret. Colón Mendoza, Ilenia.
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(2018)  | 9781527504028 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 193pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
AUD 147.95 (inc. GST), AUD 134.50 (ex. GST),
Portraits have a long history in royal courts as a way of communicating the monarch’s status, rulership, and even piety. This anthology places such art works studied in the context of their commission, production, and display. Artists use different representational strategies to convey important information...

Creative collaboration in art practice, research, and pedagogy.

Shields, M. Kathryn. Spillane, Sunny.
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(2018)  | 9781527503526 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 435pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Suspended License: Censorship and the Visual Arts

Childs, Elizabeth C.
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(2018)  | 9780295997445 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 413pp | Availability last checked: 12/1/2018
AUD 152.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.05 (ex. GST),

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art

Chang, Alexandra.
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(2018)  | 9780998745107 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 120pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
AUD 76.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.95 (ex. GST),
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Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art examines artistic production inCuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Panama, where large immigrant populations andpolitical, economic, and socio-cultural conditions enabled the development ofrich art practices in the Chinese diasporic community. The volume touches...

The Present Image: Visible Stories in a Digital Habitat

Favero, Paolo S. H.
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(2017)  | 9783319694986 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 127pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
AUD 101.95 (inc. GST), AUD 92.68 (ex. GST),
The Present Image explores the world of images in the contemporary, increasingly digitized, habitats of the world. Moving across a theoretical spectrum that brings visual and digital culture in touch with anthropology, political theory, phenomenology and art-history, and based on the author's practice-based...

Animism in Art and Performance

Braddock, Chris.
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(2017)  | 9783319665498 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 291pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores Maori indigenous and non-indigenous scholarship corresponding with the term ‘animism’. In addressing visual, media and performance art, it explores the dualisms of people and things, as well as 'who' or 'what' is credited with 'animacy'. It comprises a diverse array of essays divided...

Museums and public art?.

Knight, Cher Krause. Senie, Harriet.
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(2017)  | 9781527503410 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Gender, Otherness, and Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Art

Bradbury, Carlee A. Moseley-Christian, Michelle.
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(2017)  | 9783319650487 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 244pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This collection examines gender and Otherness as tools to understand medieval and early modern art as products of their social environments. The essays, uniting up-and-coming and established scholars, explore both iconographic and stylistic similarities deployed to construct gender identity. The text...

The Art of Resistance: Painting by Candlelight in Mao’s China

Hawks, Shelley Drake.
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(2017)  | 9780295741956 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 11/1/2018
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The Art of Resistance surveys the lives of seven painters—Ding Cong(1916–2009), Feng Zikai (1898–1975), Li Keran (1907–89), Li Kuchan(1898–1983), Huang Yongyu (b. 1924), Pan Tianshou (1897–1971), and Shi Lu(1919–82)—during China’s Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), a time whenthey...

The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

Gerber, Alison.
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(2017)  | 9780804798310 | Stanford University Press | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 22/12/2017
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Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for aspot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York andLos Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes, make quiet livesin Midwestern monasteries. Some command armies of fabricators...

Art themes : choices in art learning and making.

Manifold, Marjorie Cohee.
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(2017)  | 9780253022929 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 640pp | Availability last checked: 13/12/2017
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Flexible in approach and full of colorful examples, this textbook provides abasic introduction to what art is and can be in the lives of people who do notnecessarily think of themselves as "artists." You will be taught about a varietyof art themes, genres, materials, and processes that appeal to novice...

The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

Gerber, Alison.
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(2017)  | 9781503603820 | Stanford University Press | pbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 11/1/2018
AUD 44.95 (inc. GST), AUD 40.86 (ex. GST),
Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for aspot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York andLos Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes, make quiet livesin Midwestern monasteries. Some command armies of fabricators...

The Aesthetics of Violence: Art, Fiction, Drama and Film

Appelbaum, Robert.
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(2017)  | 9781786605030 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 196pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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Violence at an aesthetic remove from the spectator or reader has been a keyelement of narrative and visual arts since Greek antiquity. Here RobertAppelbaum explores the nature of mimesis, aggression, the affects of antagonismand victimization and the political uses of art throughout history. He examineshow...

American Colonial Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia

SNODGRASS, Mary Elle. Snodgrass, Mary Ellen.
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(2017)  | 9781442270961 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
AUD 175.95 (inc. GST), AUD 159.95 (ex. GST),
Less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributorsto the arts. Works by women of the colonial era represent treasuredaccomplishments of American culture and still impress us today, centuries aftertheir creation. The breadth of creative expression is as impressive as the...

Depictions of children and the adult's journey in the arts.

Georgieva, Margarita.
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(2017)  | 9781527500235 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 105pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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"Why do adults write about the child and why do they choose to depict children? This book looks at various examples from literature, art and film to analyze aspects of adults' outlook on the child, and what it tells us about the adult. It pays special attention to the eye motif, as well as looking,...

Recontextualizing Resistance

Golson, Emily. Youssef, Loubna.
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(2017)  | 9781527500129 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 371pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Resistance is a concept that rose to the forefront of several areas of study when Max Weber made careful distinctions between authority, force, violence, domination, and legitimation. It gained strong attention when the well-known Palestinian journalist, activist, fiction writer and critic Ghassan Kanafani...

Unconsolable contemporary : observing gerhard richter.

Rabinow, Paul.
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(2017)  | 9780822370017 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2017
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Paul Rabinow continues his explorations of "a philosophic anthropology of the contemporary" by examining the work of German painter Gerhard Richter. Defining the contemporary as a moving ratio in which the modern becomes historical, Rabinow uses Richter's work to illustrate how meaning is created within...

Arts-based Methods and Organizational Learning: Higher Education Around the World

Chemi, Tatiana. Du, Xiangyun.
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(2017)  | 9783319638072 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 338pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
AUD 293.95 (inc. GST), AUD 267.23 (ex. GST),
This thematic volume explores the relationship between the arts and learning in various educational contexts and across cultures, but with a focus on higher education and organizational learning. Arts-based interventions are at the heart of this volume, which addresses how they are conceived, designed,...

Unconsolable contemporary : observing gerhard richter.

Rabinow, Paul.
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(2017)  | 9780822369967 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
AUD 135.95 (inc. GST), AUD 123.59 (ex. GST),
Paul Rabinow continues his explorations of "a philosophic anthropology of the contemporary" by examining the work of German painter Gerhard Richter. Defining the contemporary as a moving ratio in which the modern becomes historical, Rabinow uses Richter's work to illustrate how meaning is created within...

The Aesthetics of Development: Art, Culture and Social Transformation

Clammer, John. Giri, Ananta Kumar.
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(2017)  | 9781349952472 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xxi, 341pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
AUD 184.95 (inc. GST), AUD 168.14 (ex. GST),
Through a unique range of theoretical and practical case studies, this collection considers the relationship between the arts (understood as the visual arts, crafts, theatre, dance, and literature) and development, creating both a bridge between them that is rarely explored and filling in concrete ways...

Cyprus and its Conflicts: Representations, Materialities, and Cultures

Carpentier, Nico. Doudaki, Vaia.
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(2017)  | 9781785337246 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 28/10/2017
AUD 193.95 (inc. GST), AUD 176.32 (ex. GST),
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is the site of enduring political, military,and economic conflict. This interdisciplinary collection takes Cyprus as ageographical, cultural and political point of reference for understanding howconflict is mediated, represented, reconstructed, experienced, and transformed.Through...

Corporeality and Performativity in Baroque Naples: The Body of Naples

Giardino, Alessandro.
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(2017)  | 9781498563987 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 158pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
AUD 144.95 (inc. GST), AUD 131.77 (ex. GST),
This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Neapolitan Baroque,through original and in-depth interpretations of pivotal masterpieces ofNeapolitan art, literature, philosophy, theater. The book also presents the cityof Naples as a cultural space in which the body functions as a visual,...

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Unconsolable contemporary : observing gerhard richter.

Rabinow, Paul.
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(2017)  | 9780822370017 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2017
AUD 38.95 (inc. GST), AUD 35.41 (ex. GST),
Paul Rabinow continues his explorations of "a philosophic anthropology of the contemporary" by examining the work of German painter Gerhard Richter. Defining the contemporary as a moving ratio in which the modern becomes historical, Rabinow uses Richter's work to illustrate how meaning is created within...

The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

Gerber, Alison.
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(2017)  | 9781503603820 | Stanford University Press | pbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 11/1/2018
AUD 44.95 (inc. GST), AUD 40.86 (ex. GST),
Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for aspot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York andLos Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes, make quiet livesin Midwestern monasteries. Some command armies of fabricators...

 

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