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Patronage, Visual Culture, and Courtly Life in 18th-Century Germany and England

Catherine Tite
ISBN: 9781604978261

Although previous publications have addressed patronage in the eighteenth-century Austro-German context, major questions relating to artistic influence, changing contexts of viewing and the employment of itinerant musicians and artists in eighteenth-century German courts still remain unaddressed. To address this, the book offers an interdisciplinary perspective, and gathers its conclusions from the interrelated fields of philosophy, visual culture, literature and print culture. Through its specific case-focused approach, the volume makes a departure from prior scholarship by identifying these as mutually exclusive fields. Read More..

Shaping Chinese Art History:

Pang Yuanji and His Painting Collection
Katharine P. Burnett
ISBN: 9781604979916

"An engaging and well-researched volume on this pivotal collector, Shaping Chinese Art History: Pang Yuanji and His Collection makes a substantial contribution to the burgeoning field of studies of modern museum collections of Chinese art.” —Amy McNair, University of Kansas Read More..

Black Women Slaves Who Nourished A Nation:

Artistic Renderings of Wet Nurses in Brazil
Kimberly Cleveland
ISBN: 9781604979596

"This book is a remarkable accomplishment. It grows out of Kimberly Cleveland’s depth of knowledge not only of Brazilian art history but, equally, her considerable and nuanced understanding of the complexities of racial and class relationships; medical, social and economic histories; as well as the poignant, intimate, and often tragic stories of black wet nurses in Brazilian urban society and the roles they played within the white elite power structures." —Edward J. Sullivan, New York University Read More..

Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture:

Tradition, Modernity, and Globalization
Christopher Crouch
ISBN: 9781604977219

This book examines three overarching themes: Chinese modernity’s (sometimes ambivalent) relationship to tradition at the start of the twentieth century, the processes of economic reform started in the 1980s and their importance to both the eradication and rescue of traditional practices, and the ideological issue of cosmopolitanism and how it frames the older academic generation’s attitudes to globalisation. It will be an important book for all collections dealing with Asian studies, art, popular culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Read More..

Music in Ancient China:

An Archaeological and Art Historical Study of Strings, Winds, and Drums during the Eastern Zhou and Han Periods (770 BCE-220 CE)
Ingrid Furniss
ISBN: 9781604975208

Winner of the 2010 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize by the American Musical Instrument Society. This prize is awarded for the most distinguished book-length work in English which best furthers the Society's goal to promote study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods. Read More..

Ritual and Representation in Chinese Buddhism:

Visualizing Enlightenment at Baodingshan from the 12th to 21st Centuries
Karil J. Kucera
ISBN: 9781604979176

“This is so far the most comprehensive study of the sculptural groups at Baodingshan and their scriptural backgrounds. Karil Kucera’s comprehensive knowledge of the Buddhist art of this site makes it come to life in a new and engaging way. This book is a must for anyone interested in Chinese Buddhist art.”—Henrik H. Sørensen, Director, Seminar for Buddhist Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark Read More..

The Problematic of Video Art in the Museum, 1968–1990

Cyrus Manasseh
ISBN: 9781604976502

This unique book also covers an important period in the genesis of video art and its presentation within significant national and global cultural institutions. It successfully provides a historical explanation for the museum/gallery’s relationship to video art from its emergence in the gallery to the beginnings of its acceptance as a global art phenomenon. Read More..

The Lyrical Resonance Between Chinese Poets and Painters:

The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi
Daan Pan
ISBN: 9781604977417

"The depth of insight that this book provides into the increasingly complex interrelations between the “Three Absolutes” (sanjue: poetry, painting, and calligraphy), especially between the first two, far surpasses any previous English-language study of the subject." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Metalworking in Bronze Age China:

The Lost-Wax Process
Peng Peng
ISBN: 9781604979626

"This impressive book—with its wide, detailed coverage, high-quality illustrations, and extensive list of references—will receive much attention from students and scholars working on Chinese archaeology as well as the history of metalworking, and will certainly stimulate much more research on lost–wax casting technology in early China in the years to come." —Jianjun Mei, Cambridge University and Needham Research Institute Read More..

Painting History:

China’s Revolution in a Global Context (paperback)
Jiawei Shen
ISBN: 9781604979510

"Never content to simply record history Shen Jiawei has taken a rigorously critical, analytical approach to the great movements and great figures that have shaped our world. This is true of his writing no less than his painting, and he has given us the rarest of books: a masterful history lesson by a master artist." —John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald Read More..

 

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