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Pottery Analysis, Second Edition
Pottery Analysis, Second Edition
Rice, Prudence M.
¥380.34
Just as a single pot starts with a lump of clay, the study of a piece's history must start with an understanding of its raw materials. This principle is the foundation of Pottery Analysis, the acclaimed sourcebook that has become the indispensable guide for archaeologists and anthropologists worldwide. By grounding current research in the larger history of pottery and drawing together diverse approaches to the study of pottery, it offers a rich, comprehensive view of ceramic inquiry.This new edition fully incorporates more than two decades of growth and diversification in the fields of archaeological and ethnographic study of pottery. It begins with a summary of the origins and history of pottery in different parts of the world, then examines the raw materials of pottery and their physical and chemical properties. It addresses ethnographic and ethnoarchaeological perspectives on pottery production; reviews the methods of studying pottery's physical, mechanical, thermal, mineralogical, and chemical properties; and discusses how proper analysis of artifacts can reveal insights into their culture of origin. Intended for use in the classroom, the lab, and out in the field, this essential text offers an unparalleled basis for pottery research.
Poet's Freedom
Poet's Freedom
Stewart, Susan
¥192.64
Why do we need new artHow free is the artist in makingAnd why is the artist, and particularly the poet, a figure of freedom in Western cultureThe MacArthur Award-winning poet and critic Susan Stewart ponders these questions in The Poet's Freedom. Through a series of evocative essays, she not only argues that freedom is necessary to making and is itself something made, but also shows how artists give rules to their practices and model a self-determination that might serve in other spheres of work.Stewart traces the ideas of freedom and making through insightful readings of an array of Western philosophers and poets-Plato, Homer, Marx, Heidegger, Arendt, Dante, and Coleridge are among her key sources. She begins by considering the theme of making in the Hebrew Scriptures, examining their accountof a god who creates the world and leaves humans free to rearrange and reform the materials of nature. She goes on to follow the force of moods, sounds, rhythms, images, metrical rules, rhetorical traditions, the traps of the passions, and the nature of language in the cycle of making and remaking. Throughout the book she weaves the insight that the freedom to reverse any act of artistic making is as essential as the freedom to create.?A book about the pleasures of making and thinking as means of life, The Poet's Freedom explores and celebrates the freedom of artists who, working under finite conditions, make considered choices and shape surprising consequences. This engaging and beautifully written notebook on making will attract anyone interested in the creation of art and literature.
A Grammar of Murder
A Grammar of Murder
Karla Oeler
¥237.10
The dark shadows and offscreen space that force us to imagine violence we cannot see. The real slaughter of animals spliced with the fictional killing of men. The missing countershot from the murder victim's point of view. Such images, or absent images, Karla Oeler contends, distill how the murder scene challenges and changes film.?Reexamining works by such filmmakers as Renoir, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Jarmusch, and Eisenstein, Oeler traces the murder scene's intricate connections to the great breakthroughs in the theory and practice of montage and the formulation of the rules and syntax of Hollywood genre. She argues that murder plays such a central role in film because it mirrors, on multiple levels, the act of cinematic representation. Death and murder at once eradicate life and call attention to its former existence, just as cinema conveys both the reality and the absence of the objects it depicts. But murder shares with cinema not only this interplay between presence and absence, movement and stillness: unlike death, killing entails the deliberate reduction of a singular subject to a disposable object. Like cinema, it involves a crucial choice about what to cut and what to keep.
Sorcery in the Black Atlantic
Sorcery in the Black Atlantic
Luis Nicolau Parés,Roger Sansi
¥212.40
Girls abused in London and torsos of black boys found in the Thames; African boys disappearing from school and child traffic in Africa; child sacrifice and Brazilian Pentecostal exorcism. Unrelated events are swiftly connected in an uncanny work of prestidigitation, including hitech digital images of torsos and forensic drawings of abused children. Les correspondances symboliques, Baudelaire would say, or contiguous magic, in Frazer’s more prosaic de*ion. It all could make sense, if we believe in our fears, suspicions, gossip, and prejudices. Furthermore, this incredible work of prestidigitation was engineered by two respectable institutions, known for their enlightened search of truth: the BBC and Scotland Yard. But where was the evidence that all these things were connectedThe “exorcism scandal” bewitched the media in Britain for the whole month of June, until some dissenting voices started to talk about a “racist witch hunt.” 5 By then, however, a population of hundreds of thousands of Africans, in particular Pentecostal Africans, was already under suspicion. “What if some of that was true?” some people still may ask. In fact, shortly before completing this introduction, the local London newspaper Evening Standard published a two-page report on an African church in the United Kingdom, with the title “Miracles and claims of baby-snatching,” mixing rumors of child trafficking, sorcery, syncretism, and extreme wealth. 6 That is how sorcery works: not by fully demonstrating its power, but by opening a possible doubt; one is never fully sure it is not true.
Paul Klee
Paul Klee
Bourneuf, Annie
¥373.43
The fact that Paul Klee (1879-1940) consistently intertwined the visual and the verbal in his art has long fascinated commentators from Walter Benjamin to Michel Foucault. However, the questions it prompts have never been satisfactorily answered-until now. In?Paul Klee, Annie Bourneuf offers the first full account of the interplay between the visible and the legible in Klee's works from the 1910s and 1920s.Bourneuf argues that Klee joined these elements to invite a manner of viewing that would unfold in time, a process analogous to reading. From his elaborate titles to the small scale he favored to his metaphoric play with materials, Klee created forms that hover between the pictorial and the written. Through his unique approach, he subverted forms of modernist painting that were generally seen to threaten slow, contemplative viewing. Tracing the fraught relations among seeing, reading, and imagining in the early twentieth century, Bourneuf shows how Klee reconceptualized abstraction at a key moment in its development.
Daguerreotypes
Daguerreotypes
Saltzman, Lisa
¥290.44
In the digital age, photography confronts its future under the competing signs of ubiquity and obsolescence. While technology has allowed amateurs and experts alike to create high-quality photographs in the blink of an eye, new electronic formats have severed the original photochemical link between image and subject. At the same time, recent cinematic photography has stretched the concept of photography and raised questions about its truth value as a documentary medium. Despite this situation, photography remains a stubbornly substantive form of evidence: referenced by artists, filmmakers, and writers as a powerful emblem of truth, photography has found its home in other media at precisely the moment of its own material demise.By examining this idea of photography as articulated in literature, film, and the graphic novel, Daguerreotypes demonstrates how photography secures identity for figures with an otherwise unstable sense of self. Lisa Saltzman argues that in many modern works, the photograph asserts itself as a guarantor of identity, whether genuine or fabricated. From Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz to Alison Bechdel's Fun Home-we find traces of photography's "e;fugitive subjects"e; throughout contemporary culture. Ultimately, Daguerreotypes reveals how the photograph, at once personal memento and material witness, has inspired a range of modern artistic and critical practices.
Claude Monet:Vol2
Claude Monet:Vol2
Brodskaïa,Nathalia
¥61.85
对莫奈而言,艺术创作始终是一种痛苦的挣扎。较之同时代人,他更深沉地痴迷于表达情感,更强烈地渴望传达超越大自然的光线效果。用他自己的话来形容:“技巧来来去去……艺术始终如一——它是大自然的转译,需要与意志力同等的敏感性。我和太阳搏斗……(我)应该用金子和宝石作画。”
Art of the 20th century
Art of the 20th century
Eimert,Dorothea
¥59.05
二十世纪是艺术史上的革命岁月。在其短短的几年中,现代主义喷薄而出,打破了几个世纪以来的古典形象艺术传统,创造出了崭新的作品。这本令人震撼地全面地展现了艺术的现代时代的作品,勾勒了二十世纪几场关键的艺术运动,从野兽派到流行艺术,详细特写了这一时代中最负盛名的一些作品,也刊登了艺术批评家和艺术史学家的那些富有启发性的文章。翻开此书犹如打开了一扇进入现代艺术大家心灵世界的大门,生动而丰富,对于任何一个现代艺术粉丝来说,二十世纪的艺术都是不可或缺之物。
Art of Siberia
Art of Siberia
Gorbatcheva,Valentina
¥77.31
这本书讨论了西伯利亚的人民和传统,作为一本艺术、社会和历史的读物,将吸引很多读者。最近,在圣彼得堡民族博物馆隐藏的密室中发现的材料具有轰动一时的重要性。在这本书中,这些材料的内容第一次出版面市,并经过了重新解释。作者才华横溢地表达了他们对这一反抗艰难环境和政治统治的民族热情和崇拜。
Damage Control
Damage Control
Forrest, Emma
¥73.62
Traditionally, women share their secrets with their hairdressers. But what about their manicurists, masseurs, chi gong teachers, and tattoo artistsIn Damage Control, women wax poetic about the experts and gurus who help them love themselves, sharing stories of everything from friendships born in the make-up chair to the utter dismay of a truly horrible haircut. Minnie Driver finally meets a Frenchman who understands her hair . . . and tries to teach her not to hate it.Marian Keyes remembers the blow-dry that pushed her over the edge.Francesca Lia Block tells the ugly story of the plastic surgeon who promised to make her beautiful.Rose McGowan explains why it's harder to be depressed when you're glamorous . . . and shows how it takes a village to transform from mere mortal to movie star.Witty and wise, Damage Control is an intimate, sometimes dark, look at our experiences with the professionals who pluck, prod, and pamper every inch of our bodies and a reminder why we surrender ourselves to their (hopefully) very capable hands.
Broadside e-books
Broadside e-books
Fleming, Frank J.
¥102.74
It's hard to remember the dark days before 2008. It was a time of hatred, racism, violence, obese children, war, untaxed rich people, and incandescent light bulbs -- perhaps the worst days we had ever seen. And at the heart of it all was a thuggish, thoughtless man, George W. Bush, who lashed out angrily at whatever he didn't understand -- and he understood so very little. Then there was that laugh of his -- that horrible snicker that mocked everything intelligent and nuanced. Also, he looked like a chimp. It seemed like the end for the United States of America. We would crumble in the hands of vicious, superstitious dimwits determined to hunt "ter'ists" or other figments of Bush's rotten mind. There was nothing left to do but head to Whole Foods to prepare our organic, sustainable, fair-trade last meal as the country ended around us. Despair had overtaken us, and we wondered aloud whether we could ever feel hope again. And then a man emerged who firmly answered, "Yes we can!" Oh, but Barack Obama was no mere man. He was a paragon of intelligence and civilized society. A savior to the world's depressed. A lightbringer. A genius thinking thoughts the common man could never hope to comprehend. And his words -- his beautiful words read from crystal panes -- reached down to our souls and told us all would be well. With the simple act of casting a ballot for Barack Obama, we could make the world an immeasurably better place -- a world of peace, of love, of understanding, of unicorns, of rainbows, of expanded entitlements. This was his promise. And now, having had him as president for more than two years, we can say without reservation that he has delivered all his promises and more and is the best president this country -- or any country -- has ever had or could even imagine to have.
Claude Monet:Vol1
Claude Monet:Vol1
Brodskaïa,Nathalia
¥61.85
对莫奈而言,艺术创作始终是一种痛苦的挣扎。较之同时代人,他更深沉地痴迷于表达情感,更强烈地渴望传达超越大自然的光线效果。用他自己的话来形容:“技巧来来去去……艺术始终如一——它是大自然的转译,需要与意志力同等的敏感性。我和太阳搏斗……(我)应该用金子和宝石作画。”
Leonard da Vinci
Leonard da Vinci
Séailles, Gabriel
¥38.85
莱昂纳多·达·芬奇(1453—1519)不仅仅是位出神入化的画家,也是一位科学家、解剖师、雕塑家、建筑家、音乐家、工程师、发明家,乃至更多。那么也许该这么问:他不是什么呢?在意大利文艺复兴时期,他为意大利美第奇家族和法国王室创作了最美的作品。达·芬奇深受同辈的钦佩,是个闻名全世界的少有而高尚的天才。即使是今天,人们对达·芬奇和他的作品的兴趣仍然丝毫没有消退;时代前沿的艺术家们仍然在研习他的作品和书法,希望能够揭开这位远见卓识的艺术家的秘密。
Dalí
Dalí
Charles, Victoria
¥38.85
在超现实主义艺术家中,毫无疑问,萨尔多瓦·达利(Salvador?Dalí?)是最为多产的、最为有名的,他创作了很多20世纪*标示性的形象。
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Müntz, Eugène
¥69.54
米开朗基罗(Michelangelo)的名字不断浮现在西斯廷教堂、阿波罗、丘比特等数不计数的杰作中。在《意大利绘画》(The Italian Painting)这本书中,作者司汤达写道:“在古希腊风物和米开朗基罗之间,没有任何距离,除了或多或少技术娴熟的伪造物。”在《漫步罗马》(Promenade in Rome)一书中,沙特布莱表达了对《圣母怜子像》(Pieta)中那些精致的线条的崇敬之情。诸如司汤达等大连古欧秀的作家将米开朗基罗视为西方艺术复兴的大家之一。毫无疑问,米开朗基罗的作品经历住了时间的考验。在若干年后,米开朗基罗的作品何以能够揭示希腊先驱们的创造性来源?米开朗基罗是创造性的天才和超人,是意大利文艺复兴中无与伦比的艺术家,他的影响力和成就与达芬奇可相媲美。在这本著作中, Jean-Matthieu Gosselin探讨了米开朗基罗所有的身份:雕塑家、建筑师、画家和美术家。
Hieronymus Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch
Pitts Rembert, Virginia
¥69.54
Hieronymus Bosch was painting terrifying, yet strangely likeable, monsters, long before computer games were invented, often with a touch of humour. His works are assertive statements about the mental dangers that befall those who abandon the teachings of Christ. With a life that spanned from 1450 to 1516, Bosch was born at the height of the Renaissance and witnessed its wars of religion. Medieval traditions and values were crumbling, thrusting man into a new universe where faith had lost some of its power and much of its magic. Bosch set out to warn doubters of the perils awaiting all and any who lost their faith in God. Believing that everyone had to make their own moral choices, he focused on themes of hell, heaven and lust. He brilliantly exploited the symbolism of a wide range of fruits and plants to lend sexual overtones to his themes.
Alphonse Mucha
Alphonse Mucha
Bade, Patrick;Charles, Victoria
¥69.54
Born in 1860 in a small Czech town, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was an artist on the forefront of Art Nouveau, the modernist movement that swept Paris in the 1910s, marking a return to the simplicity of natural forms, and changing the world of art and design forever. In fact, Art Nouveau was known to insiders as the “Mucha style” for the legions of imitators who adapted the master’s celebrated tableaux. Today, his distinctive depictions of lithe young women in classical dress have become a pop cultural touchstone, inspiring album covers, comic books, and everything in between. Patrick Bade and Victoria Charles offer readers an inspiring survey of Mucha’s career, illustrated with over one hundred lustrous images, from early Parisian advertisements and posters for Sandra Bernhardt, to the famous historical murals painted just before his death, at the age of 78, in 1939.
Van Gogh
Van Gogh
Calosse, Jp. A.
¥27.20
文森特·梵·高的生活和创作是如此紧密地联系在一起,以至于不了解他的生平便无法理解其作品。他作为生存环境的局外人而不被人理解成为痛苦的现代艺术殉难者的化身。一篇文章这样描述他,“一个可怕的疯狂的天才,常常表现卓越,有时荒诞,总是站在近乎病态的边缘。”1888年2月,文森特离开巴黎前往阿尔勒,那几个月是他一生中最高产的时期,次年他开始了著名的自残行为并且先后三次住院。据说他是在1890年7月29日,在一片田野里朝自己开枪自杀的,他的弟弟特奥这样描述他生命的最后时刻,“他说想自杀,当时我坐在他身边向他保证我们会努力治愈他······但他回答说,悲哀将会永远持续。”
Dali
Dali
Shanes, Eric
¥27.20
身为画家、设计师、奇异物品发明者、作家以及电影导演,达利可以说是最著名的超现实主义者。布纽埃尔、洛卡、毕加索和布列塔尼都对他的生涯产生了巨大的影响。达利的电影,《一只安达卢西亚犬》标志着他进入了巴黎超现实派,在那里他遇到了盖拉,他一生的伴侣和灵感源泉。但是,当1939年他与安德烈·布列塔尼决裂,他与此派关系交恶。然而,达利的艺术哲学与艺术表现仍然归于超现实主义,并成为超现实主义的典范。终其一生,达利是一位天才的具有自我提升力、创造力的神秘人物。
Gauguin
Gauguin
Brodskaya, Nathalia
¥27.20
保罗·高更最早是一名水手,之后成为巴黎一名成功的股票经纪人,不过1874年他开始在周末画画,9年之后,在一次股市崩盘之后,他退休成为全职画家。1891年高更离开法国,在塔希提度过两年时光,并决定了他未来的生活和职业。1895年,他回到那里。在塔希提,高更发现了原始的自然艺术,并真诚地用画布展现出来。从那时起他的画作表现了这样的风格:构图简洁;色彩纯净明亮,具有观赏性;对异度风景的从容表现。高更称之为“合成象征理论”。
Van Dyck
Van Dyck
Gritsai, Natalia
¥38.85
安东尼·凡·代克(Anthony Van Dyck,1599-1641)在年近十六岁之时就有了自己的第一个工作室,从那时起他便在艺术界堪称传奇人物。荷兰著名画家鲁宾斯(Rubens)是代克的启蒙导师,他评价代克为自己最有才华的学生。代克之后成为了英格兰和西班牙著名的宫廷画家,也算是不辱才华之名。历史学家、学者和艺术爱好者也欣赏他的作品的复杂精妙和永恒之美。在这本引人入胜的小册子是凡·代克那几十年的艺术生涯的缩影,娜塔莉亚(Natalia Gritsai)将凡·代克一生最杰出的作品奉献给了读者。
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