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Csárdás Dance Company: A History By Richard Graber
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In Csárdás Dance Company, author Richard Graber provides an engaging twenty-year retrospective on the story of how an ethnic dance company served as a vehicle for preserving his... More > cultural heritage through dance. Founding the dance company that would give birth to many unique experiences that would last him and others a lifetime, Graber shares what sparked his motivation, how the company began and later transitioned into a school, and why he eventually suspended operations. Highlighting the most memorable experiences—and also the many individuals who helped the organization achieve success along the way—explore how Graber navigated the challenges of running a nonprofit organization in today’s economic climate, and discover how these experiences have helped an individual with a vision continue his work with nonprofit arts organizations today.< Less
Girls with Guns - Illustrations By Julian Jauregui
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Girls and Guns Sketchbook-- First Volume of a collection of illustrations, character designs, from my sketchbook and more, all in high quality, full color print.
Trillium Gallery Magazine Issue 12 By Trillium Gallery
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Trillium Gallery's latest edition of Trillium Gallery Magazine shares the very best of our membership's art and photography, and writing. We thank you for your continued support of our membership.
Among Tender Roots Catalog By Center for Book & Paper Arts
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Widely recognized for her collaborative community-directed projects, Laura Anderson Barbata’s work finds expression in the service of cultural exploration and group participation. Ms. Barbata... More > works within a variety of cultures to create art that has meaning and relevance for her collaborators. This exhibition documents Barbata’s collaborations with these communities through books, handmade paper, printworks, sculpture, video, installation and photographs. The exhibition includes projects with an indigenous people of Venezuela, the Yanomami; the GRAS project in Trinidad; and Moko Jumbies, a multidimensional project involving brightly-costumed stilt walkers in locations ranging from Trinidad to Brooklyn. Born in Mexico City, currently living in New York and Mexico, Barbata has shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Among Tender Roots was curated by Melissa Potter.< Less
Orchard Synergy & Orchard Connection, Art and Poetry (hardcover) By Jane H. Carroll
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"Enchanting," "Gifted," "Beautiful," "A work of art," are words used by readers to describe this book. Perfect as a gift of appreciation for anyone; mothers,... More > fathers, teachers, friends, doctors, counselors, families—this book celebrates the beauty of rebirth with poetry and landscapes by Jane H. Carroll< Less
Panacea Plus By Lisa Kokin
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Excerpt from Panacea Plus Catalog, an exhibition of artwork made from self-help books by Lisa Kokin. Essay by Alisa Golden: "It is clear that Kokin relishes both the challenge and the joy of... More > using all parts of the book: the paper can be pulped and shaped; the mull sewn into tapestries; the covers stuffed into football-petaled flowers or sewn into quilts, and the headbands turned into flowers. These are all talismans and tokens of hope and beauty and change and reminders that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. Come on in and take a look at the remedies of Lisa Kokin. You will positively feel much better!"< Less
Eric Doeringer: The Rematerialization Of The Art Object By Eric Doeringer
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Catalog for Eric Doeringer's 2012 exhibition "The Rematerialization Of The Art Object" at Mulherin + Pollard, New York. A cross-reference book of information on some esthetic boundaries:... More > consisting of a bibliography into which are inserted a fragmented text, art works, documents, interviews, and symposia, arranged chronologically and focused on so-called conceptual or information or idea art with mentions of such vaguely designated areas as minimal, anti-form, systems, earth, or process art, occurring Oct. 12 - Nov. 10, 2012, in the Mulherin + Pollard gallery (with occasional political overtones), edited and annotated by Eric Doeringer. Text in English with some German.< Less
African Cultures & The African Diaspora By Janet L. DeCosmo
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African film seen within cultural, historical and political economic context. Contains writings of W.E.B. DuBois, Patrice Lumumba, and Haile Selassie. Reviews the oral and written traditions of... More > Africa, the role of women, as well as visual arts, music, dance and food. Covers political economy context including the triangular trade in slaves, contact with Europeans, and modern conflicts, such as in Dharfur (Sudan) and Mali.< Less
Breaking Ground, Building Skills By David Crittenden
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An instructional book for beginning guitarists. An instructional CD is available for the price of postage and packaging. This CD contains essential material such as ear training exercises and... More > recorded examples of compositions and selected exercises. Send an email request to davidcrittenden@mac.com< Less
The most creative bit of glass work in the city: The art and conservation of Bruce Porter’s St. Christopher window By Douglas Stinson
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This book weaves a web with strands that connect a favorite saint, an American revolution in stained glass design, a west-coast cultural renaissance, and a now obscure Swedish scientist and... More > theologian. With beautiful photographs and prose, it brings to life the art and science of art conservation as dedicated people of various talents and interests struggle to preserve a cherished part of America's cultural heritage. --------------- Just as Porter cut glass and shaped lead when he first created his legendary stained glass, Douglas Stinson and Ariana Makau have fashioned and formed an artistic story of its restoration more than a century later. Revealing the modern techniques of restitution craftsmanship against the backdrop of significant San Francisco history, this book is its own work of art.” ~ James Lawrence, Assistant Professor of Spirituality, Graduate Theological Union and Dean of the Swedenborgian House of Studies.< Less
The Caribbean From a Global Perspective: Focus on Film By Janet L. DeCosmo
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Review of Caribbean culture within a social and political economy context. Colonialism, slavery, racism, creolization, and economic exploitation set the stage for coverage of music, food, dance,... More > religion, and film in the Caribbean.< Less
Romancing True Power: D20 By Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Ph.D.
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The civilized condemn dictatorship for its repression of freedoms and rights. This type of absolute power may not be always admired, yet strong leadership is always necessary. Romancing True Power... More > investigates an idea of power – autocratic, authoritarian and dictatorial; a power that is present in dictatorships. Yet, democracies, too, are not immune from “true” power, seductive in its strength. The Romancing True Power exhibition is an invitation to re-imagine true power through the lens of dicktatorial constructs and their trappings. Is dictatorship a product of geopolitics or personalities? Of political economies or psychologies? What shared traits unite these leaders? How do they manifest their strength? What exactly is “true power” and why are we fascinated by it?< Less
Narrative & Nest By Danielle Vogel
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I’ve been investigating the book as an architecture of the body—and the body as an architecture for the book. This collection explores a manuscript, pre-completion. Each ceramic... More > swallow-like nest, pod, and hive performs as a dwelling for excerpts from my manuscripts-in-progress. —Danielle Vogel< Less
3D Tangle: Shading Fearlessly By Eni Oken
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If you are still a bit unsure about shading your doodles, Zentangle® or ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) then this ebook was made for you. “I’m afraid of trying shading… I... More > don’t know where to start, or if I’m going to do it right. I might ruin my drawing.” Sounds familiar? This book gives you solidly proven tactics and incredibly valuable tips that will help you to start shading your drawings with confidence and tranquility. "The only goal of this book is to teach you a few strategies so that you can START SHADING with joy and without fear". For more information, visit enioken.com/fearless 42 Pages on how to start understanding shading: Step 1: Choose your materials Step 2: Practice shading in layers Step 3: Create your drawing Step 4: Understand light and shading Step 5: Visualize the picture in 3D Step 6: Use shading tactics on larger areas Step 7: Shade the smaller details Step 8: Understand Highlights Templates for you< Less
all.go.rhythm By Stanislav Grezdo, Paul Hertz
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“all.go.rhythm” is a show of plotter drawings, digital prints, textiles, watercolors, installation and performance works by artists who work with algorithms. Algorithms are recipes for... More > carrying out a logical or mathematical task. We associate them with computers, but the word is ancient and the concept more ancient still. Weaving, music, tiling patterns and architecture all make use of algorithms. Through computing and networking, algorithms shape contemporary culture and technology. Artists who create their own computer programs, which includes everyone in all.go.rhythm, have become especially aware of the power of algorithms. Artists in the exhibit are Colette Bangert, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Paul Hertz and Roman Verostko. Essays written by Paul Hertz, Grant Taylor and Debora Wood.< Less
The Art of Lloyd Branson - A Family Connection By Anderson Branson
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Artist Lloyd Branson was born August 8, 1853 in Union County, Tennessee. He was one of the most influential figures in Knoxville’s early art circles. He received training at the National... More > Academy of Design in New York City, and travelled to Europe where he studied with the Barbizon School in France. The book highlights many of his paintings and offers the story of his life as an artist, photographer and Renaissance man of the 19th and 20th century.< Less
Lucine Kasbarian—Perspectives From Exile By Todd Bartel, Lucine Kasbarian
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"Kiss the Ground" is a six part exhibition series that examines and celebrates contemporary Armenian art, one hundred years after the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The 6th exhibit and the 7th and... More > final publication in the Kiss the Ground exhibition series, Perspectives from Exile examines the political cartoons of Lucine Kasbarian, who's work unflinchingly chronicles the intergovernmental relationship between Armenia, Turkey and the United States of America, the history of the Armenian Genocide, and the persistent denial of those crimes against humanity of over one hundred years ago.< Less
The Occult Colouring Book By DS Blake
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The Occult Colouring Book features twenty intricate and original line-art fantasy illustrations for your colouring pleasure. Inspired by the occult and the esoteric, from the pen of fantasy... More > illustrator DS Blake. This book contains some sexually suggestive and/or violent or macabre images and is designed to be enjoyed and coloured by adults. Produced for Idle Toil Press 2015.< Less
Typology, Transformation, and the PreColumbian and Colonial Architecture of Mexico By Edward Burian
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After documenting individual buildings and urban cores of cities in previous classes, this year marked a change in focus for the semester project for the, “Pre-Columbian and Colonial... More > architecture of Mexico” graduate seminar in the UTSA Dept. of Architecture. In order to build analytical, conceptual, and compositional skills for the design studio and professional practice, the seminar examined comparative courtyard typologies and their transformation in works of architecture from the pre-Columbian and colonial era to the present. Projects were paired to facilitate analysis and comparison and the analytical drawings followed basically the same drawing conventions and graphic format. For the first time students in the seminar formed a book of their work of the studio which you see here, to document their work to reach a broader public audience beyond the school.< Less
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Winter 2016 By The Riding Light Review
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Issue 7 Winter 2016 The Riding Light Review is a quarterly journal of literature and art. Contributions Steve Luria Ablon, Alexis Ancona, Natalie Caro, Aaron Emmel, Sabrina Ghaus, Laura... More > Kiselevach, Hannah Lackoff, Julie LeMay, Rees Nielsen, Pattie Palmer-Baker, Kathy Rudin, Louis Staeble, Lisa Stice, Meneese Wall, and Emma Zurer.< Less
Color My Feelings By Alexander Chrenka
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This book is a series of original art pieces covering various emotions and feelings of mine. Artwork has always been my expressive and liberating tool to help cope with the stresses of everyday... More > life, and it is my wish that you as the purchaser can feel the same way through my work. This book can serve as either a collection of my work if you are an avid fan, or you may break out your favorite medium and add to it. Reflect on my reflections and use them as a means of relieving yourself from whatever is bothering you at this current time.< Less
Pegasus Fall 2015 By Daniel Keefe
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Pegasus is the literary magazine for the The Haverford School.
RAWR! Ocho 2015 By Katy Hargrove
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Sketches by Katy Hargrove Each year I print a sketchbook. These are the sketches I created during the year of 2015.
The Stellar Apartments By Alison Kwok et al.
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The Stellar Apartments: The story and data behind the nation's first affordable multi-family passive house. A team of student researchers with the NetZED Case Study Laboratory from the Department of... More > Architecture, University of Oregon, undertook a two-year energy and heat-use study of this innovative project. Data were gathered and analyzed comparing the performance between the passive house building and an identical building built to the Earth Advantage standard. This study was done in partnership with and made possible by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County and the City of Eugene, OR.< Less