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Cover for The Black Index
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Ed. Bridget R. Cooks et al.
The artists featured in "The Black Index" – Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell and Lava Thomas – build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Their translations of photography challenge the medium’s long-assumed qualities of objectivity, legibility and identification.
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32,00 £ [UK]
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Cover for Art Along the Rivers
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Ed. Amy Torbert et al.

Art Along the Rivers

A Bicentennial Celebration
"Art Along the Rivers" coincides with the Missouri state bicentennial. It presents extraordinary objects produced or collected within a 150-mile region around St. Louis. Beginning with the ancient Mississippian culture followed by the Osage, French, African American, German, British, and artists today, these communities developed rich artistic traditions that have vibrant legacies.
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35,00 £ [UK]
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Cover for Terrible Beauty: Elephant - Human - Ivory
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Ed. Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
The elephant is a much-admired animal, but it is also endangered. The ivory from its tusks has been in great demand across the centuries and throughout all cultures. What sort of material is it? How has it been used in the past and the present? And what can we do today to protect the world’s largest mammals from poachers? This lavishly illustrated volume embarks on a journey through cultural history and takes up a contemporary position.
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29,95 £ [UK]
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Cover for India
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Ed. Shikha Jain et al.

India

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The World Heritage Sites listing by UNESCO aims to promote the awareness and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage around the world. UNESCO has inscribed 38 such sites in India, all of which are presented in this volume, together with commentary by architects and conservationists and stunning photographs.
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45,00 £ [UK]
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Cover for Jacobus Vrel
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Ed. Quentin Buvelot et al.

Jacobus Vrel

Looking for Clues of an Enigmatic Painter
His pictures look curious, his figures introverted and his street scenes strangely stage-like. Jacobus Vrel records everyday life in Holland during the 17th century, and creates quirky worlds at the same time. This volume presents the fascinating complete œuvre of a painter whose works were thought during the 19th century to have been painted by Vermeer.
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39,95 £ [UK]
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Cover for Modern Gothic
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Ed. Medill Higgins Harvey et al.

Modern Gothic

The Inventive Furniture of Kimbel and Cabus, 1863-1882
Kimbel and Cabus were among the most progressive design reformers of their time. This is the first publication to explore the timeless American immigrant success story of the trailblazing New York City design team who captured national attention with their imaginative furniture forms and defined a significant aesthetic in the United States.
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39,95 £ [UK]
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Cover for Shuvinai Ashoona
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Ed. Gaetane Verna

Shuvinai Ashoona

Mapping Worlds
Shuvinai Ashoona (*1961) is a third-generation Inuit artist based in Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada. Best known for her highly personal and imaginative iconography, Shuvinai Ashoona’s imagery ranges from closely observed naturalistic scenes of her Arctic home to monstrous  and fantastical visions.
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50,00 £ [UK]
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Cover for Louis Alphonse Poitevin
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Daniel Blau
Louis Alphonse Poitevin was an outstanding inventor, chemist, engineer, scientist, artist and photographer. This publication provides a unique opportunity to cast a wide-ranging gaze at the life and work of the famous pioneer of photography on the basis of a large number of photographs and the results of the latest research.
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29,95 £ [UK]
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Ed. Mona AlJalhami et al.

The Art of Orientation

An Exploration of the Mosque Through Objects
"The Art of Orientation" explores the mosque through 125 artefacts from across the Islamic world. It employs an original and contemporary approach by incorporating essays by leading Arab and international authors, which provide a fresh interpretation of the cultural history behind the shown objects by interweaving concepts, histories and ideas.
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48,00 £ [UK]
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Karin Althaus et al.

Florine Stettheimer

The Great Masters of Art
“I was thrilled”, was Andy Warhol’s enthusiastic reaction to the pictures of Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944). Many of the elements of her work inspired his Pop Art. During Stettheimer’s life her sensuous and ironic paintings with their numerous figures were valued highly by artists and curators, although the general public remained largely unaware of their merits. Only after her death did her close friend Marcel Duchamp organise a retrospective in the Museum of ...
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9,95 £ [UK]
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