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An Aesthetic Occupation

by Daniel Bertrand Monk

In An Aesthetic Occupation Daniel Bertrand Monk unearths the history of the unquestioned political immediacy of "sacred" architecture in the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. Monk combines groundbreaking archival research with theoretical insights to examine in particular the Mandate era--the period in the first half of the twentieth century when Britain held sovereignty over Palestine. While examining the relation between monuments and mass violence in this context, he documents Palestinian, Zionist, and British attempts to advance competing arguments concerning architecture's utility to politics. Succumbing neither to the view that monuments are autonomous figures onto which political meaning has been projected, nor to the obverse claim that in Jerusalem shrines are immediate manifestations of the political, Monk traces the reciprocal history of both these positions as well as describes how opponents in the conflict debated and theorized their own participation in its self-representation. Analyzing controversies over the authenticity of holy sites, the restorations of the Dome of the Rock, and the discourse of accusation following the Buraq, or Wailing Wall, riots of 1929, Monk discloses for the first time that, as combatants looked to architecture and invoked the transparency of their own historical situation, they simultaneously advanced--and normalized--the conflict's inability to account for itself. This balanced and unique study will appeal to anyone interested in Israel or Zionism, the Palestinians, the Middle East conflict, Jerusalem, or its monuments. Scholars of architecture, political theory, and religion, as well as cultural and critical studies will also be informed by its arguments.

African-American Art

by Sharon F. Patton

From its origins in early 18th century slave communities to the end of the 20th century, African-American art has made a vital contribution to the art of the United States. This book provides a major reassessment of the subject, setting the art in the context of the African-American experience.

Against Interpretation and Other Essays

by Susan Sontag

First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture.

Alcatraz

by Donal Macdonald Ira Nadel

Shrouded in mystery and rich with history, Alcatraz draws over a million visitors each year. This enlightening volume provides the first complete history of Alcatraz told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel reveal the design decisions that have shaped the island from its first brick and masonry fortress to the infamous concrete cellblock, to the landscape design of its contemporary gardens and bird sanctuaries. Packed with intriguing facts throughout, this little treasure allows an unprecedented glimpse into the life of the island. In a lovely cloth-bound package, this is an eminently giftable book and an entertaining look at one of the nation's most visited destinations.

Algebra: Concepts and Applications

by Glencoe McGraw-Hill Staff

An ideal program for struggling students Glencoe Algebra: Concepts and Applications covers all the Algebra 1 concepts. This program is designed for students who are challenged by high school mathematics.

All New Crafts for Earth Day

by Kathy Ross

Presents over twenty simple craft projects for Earth Day that young children can make from everyday materials.

Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting

by Al Gury

A practical and comprehensive guide to direct painting, particularly as it is expressed though the work of the author's mentor, Arthur DeCosta, the legendary master teacher. The book covers the history of the direct methods in both Europe and America. From there, it covers detailed step-by-step lessons and invaluable discussions on drawing structure, broken and smooth brushwork and colour development. Further lessons on colour mixing, palettes and materials, brush technique, drawing and paint layering, portraiture, still life, figure and landscape painting are provided, all through illustrated steps, analysis and historical information.

America Is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s

by Lee Bernstein

In the 1970s, while politicians and activists outside prisons debated the proper response to crime, incarcerated people helped shape those debates though a broad range of remarkable political and literary writings. Lee Bernstein explores the forces that sparked a dramatic "prison art renaissance," shedding light on how incarcerated people produced powerful works of writing, performance, and visual art. These included everything from George Jackson's revolutionary Soledad Brother to Miguel Pinero's acclaimed off-Broadway play and Hollywood film Short Eyes. An extraordinary range of prison programs--fine arts, theater, secondary education, and prisoner-run programs--allowed the voices of prisoners to influence the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican writers, "New Journalism," and political theater, among the most important aesthetic contributions of the decade. By the 1980s and '90s, prisoners' educational and artistic programs were scaled back or eliminated as the "war on crime" escalated. But by then these prisoners' words had crossed over the wall, helping many Americans to rethink the meaning of the walls themselves and, ultimately, the meaning of the society that produced them.

American Architecture: Volume 1: 1607-1860

by Marcus Whiffen Frederick Koeper

The first volume of a two-volume survey of American Architecture, this book covers architectural developments from Jamestown to the Civil War.

American Art Since 1900: A Critical History

by Barbara Rose

The history of American art since 1900, especially with regard to its European roots and subsequent transformation.

American Indian Beadwork

by W. Ben Hunt J.F. "Buck" Burshears

One of the original classical books on Indian beadwork art. Includes detailed directions for various beading stitches as well as making and stringing a loom.

America's Medicis: The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy

by Suzanne Loebl

The first book to explore the immense cultural contributions of one of America's wealthiest and most influential families: the Rockefellers. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller sparked her family's passion for art, but it was her husband, John D. Rockefeller Jr., who once was hailed as the "greatest friend and patron of the arts since Florence's Lorenzo de Medici." Together and separately they, as well as their descendents, became a major force on the American art scene. The dozen Rockefeller-sponsored museums, including MoMA and the Cloisters, are among the world's finest. Their architectural projects-Rockefeller Center, the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, Lincoln Center-are equally stellar. The family also enriched existing institutions with entire collections of modern, Asian, "primitive," and folk art, in addition to ancient artifacts. Based on a wealth of information culled from the family's extensive archives, America's Medicis traces the Rockefellers' artistic philanthropies from their beginnings to the present. As author Suzanne Loebl makes clear, the Rockefellers did more than simply provide money and artworks; they also devoted themselves to the causes they believed in-a commitment that helped define and direct America's artistic tastes. In spite of all these material gifts, the Rockefellers' most lasting contribution was to teach America that art does not belong to a rarefied elite, but can be enjoyed and understood by all. Erudite and engaging, America's Medicis is a remarkable account of the twentieth-century American art world and the extraordinary family at its center.

Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters

by Robert Beverly Hale Terence Coyle

This classic book, whose foremost author was one of the great artistic anatomy teachers of the twentieth century, is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur, or student artist who depicts the human form. Revealing the drawing principles behind one hundred inspiring masterpieces, the book presents work by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and other greats.

Ancient China

by Arthur Cotterell

The book is on Ancient China-the world's oldest empire,elaborating on its 3000 years of splendid history with its rich art, architecture, culture, and people

Ancient Greece

by Robert Payne

A history of Greece from its founding to the advent of Philip of Macedon. Covers all aspects of Greek life, philosophy and literature.

The Andy Warhol Diaries

by Andy Warhol Pat Hackett

Biography of one of the most influential and controversial painters of our time.

Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter

by Susan Goldman Rubin

Following award-winning artist biographies "Degas and the Dance," "Toulouse-Lautrec," and "Cezanne," an exciting new book from Abrams Books for Young Readers looks at Andy Warhol. A leader of the American art movement known as Pop, short for "popular culture," Warhol changed the way we think of art. Assisted by photographs taken of Warhol throughout his life, and examples of his early drawings and best-known works, Susan Goldman Rubin traces his rise from poverty to wealth, and from obscurity to fame.

Angelic Visions: Create Fantasy Art Angels with Watercolor, Ink and Colored Pencil

by Angela R. Sasser

Angels have been many things to many people throughout the centuries-emissaries of the divine, harbingers of holy wrath, symbols of enduring beauty and great power . . . In this book, with Angela Sasser's graceful artwork guiding the way, you'll discover how to bring to life your own divine visions. Beginning with the basics and progressing through 20+ step-by-step demonstrations, you'll learn how to: Combine the ethereal luminosity of watercolor with the subtle textures and striking contrasts of colored pencil and ink. Depict realistic anatomy, including bodies, faces, hands and wings. Suggest character and mood with accessories like clothing, weaponry, halos and tattoos. Create the perfect backdrops, including clouds, flowers, stone and stained glass. Bring it all together in 8 full-length painting demonstrations, from butterfly guardians and romantic muses to demon slayers and the Archangel of Death. Or follow your own inspirations to create angels unbound by convention and reflective of your personal spirit.

Animals in Art

by Jessica Rawson

Animals have been the subject of art from the time that man started to draw, engrave and carve. They have been and are almost as important to men as man himself. In many societies and at many periods animals have been the most prominent subject of art. But this art shows much more varied attitudes to animals than those we today at first expect. In modern urbanised society we look on most animals from a distance. This distance is not bridged by the great extent of our modern scientific knowledge.

Animation Development: From Pitch to Production

by David B. Levy

Whether a novice curious about the cartoon production process, a visual arts student who has not yet experienced that big break, or a seasoned professional looking for valuable insight, Animation Development is the go-to guide for creating the perfect pitch. David Levy has been through every aspect of the pitching process--preparation, hope, rejection, success- and now he wraps up his valuable experience to deliver this comprehensive guide on the industry and process. Animation Development will help readers discover how to tap into their creativity to develop something personal yet universal, push projects through collaborations and partnerships, set up pitch meetings, get legal representation and agents, and manage the emotional roller-coaster common to the pitching and development process.

Another Eyesight: Multi-Sensory Design in Context

by Julia Ionides Peter Howell

This book provides an overview and some in-depth information about the many ways of creating multi-sensory access for blind and partially sighted people to art, nature and historical sites.

Another Way of Telling

by John Berger Jean Mohr

Another Way of Telling explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewers, between the filmed moment and the memories that it so resembles.

Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 1840-1950 (7th Edition)

by Krause Publications

Make smart sense of today's dynamic world of collectible jewelry when you rely on the answers to key questions about vintage jewelry covered in this new full-color edition of the jewelry collector's classic must-have. Authoritative details, such as maker's marks, outlined in this guide help collectors and dealers identify, date and assess everything from brooches and pins and pendants, rings and lockets of the mid-1800s through the 1950s. This new color edition also includes coverage of Modernist jewelry; as well as an expanded section devoted to Mexican jewelry, a market where many pieces are selling for thousands of dollars each.

Antique Trader® Oriental Antiques & Art: An Identification and Value Guide - 2nd Edition

by Mark F. Moran

This wide-ranging guide to Asian treasures provides you with the information you need to catalog and evaluate your collection. Each section includes historical backgrounds, current values, and detailed descriptions of plethora of objects ranging from apparel and textiles, rugs and carpets, Chinese porcelain and pottery, to furniture, paintings, Japanese armor and weaponry, and Southeast Asian ceramics.

Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods and Practice

by Colin Renfrew Paul Bahn

This new volume has all the authority of Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn's groundbreaking guide to all aspects of archaeology, but it has been carefully rewritten to provide a readable and compact introduction to archaeology for those new to the field. No other book of this length can match its range of essential information and explanation. Long-established techniques are carefully explained as well as exciting new methods as the authors describe the ways in which archaeologists seek to explain and interpret the remote past of humankind.

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