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Definitive history reproduces 713 vessels and objects. Nearly 1,000 illustrations, 130 color.

Art After Conceptual Art tracks the various legacies of conceptualist practice over the past three decades. This collection of essays by art historians from Europe and the Americas introduces and develops the idea that conceptual art generated several different, and even contradictory, forms of art practice. Some of these contested commonplace assumptions of what art is; others served to... more...

Why do we need new art? How free is the artist in making? And why is the artist, and particularly the poet, a figure of freedom in Western culture? The 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... more...

Magazine publishing is an exercise in ephemerality andtransience; each issue goes out in the world only to be rendered obsolete by the next. To publish a magazine is to enter into a heightened relationship with the present moment. During the 1960s and 1970s, magazines became an important new site of artistic practice, functioning as an alternative exhibition space for the dematerialized... more...

A Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia UniversityKingdom of Beauty shows that the discovery of mingei (folk art) by Japanese intellectuals in the 1920s and 1930s was central to the complex process by which Japan became both a modern nation and an imperial world power. Kim Brandt’s account of the mingei movement locates its origins in colonial Korea, where middle-class Japanese artists and collectors discovered that imperialism... more...


Photography After Conceptual Art presents a series of original essays that address substantive theoretical, historical, and aesthetic issues raised by post-1960s photography as a mainstream artistic medium  Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011Appeals to people interested in artist's use of photography and in contemporary art   Tracks the efflorescence of photography as one of the most important mediums for contemporary art ... more...

Globalism is often discussed using abstract terms, such as ‘networks’ or ‘flows’ and usually in relation to recent history. Global Design History moves us past this limited view of globalism, broadening our sense of this key term in history and theory. Individual chapters focus our attention on objects, and the stories they can tell us about cultural interactions on a global scale. They place these concrete things into contexts, such as... more...

Successfully drawing the human face is one of the most challenging yet rewarding artistic experiences. In this step-by-step book, Debra Kauffman Yaun invites you into her artistic world as she shows you how to draw a variety of portraits in pencil. She shares her personal methods for rendering the human face in all its expressiveness as she introduces tips and techniques for approaching babies, children, teenagers, and adults of all ages. The book... more...

A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting explains all of the most important skills and theoretical considerations for creating diagrams, charts, maps, and other forms of information graphics intended to provide readers with valuable visual and textual news and information. Research and writing skills as they relate to graphics reporting are explained, as well as illustration techniques for maps and diagrams, rules for creating basic charts and diagrams,... more...

Using the tools of the "new" art history (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a richly textured, yet clear and logical, introduction to nineteenth-century art and culture. This textbook will provide readers with a basic historical framework of the period and the critical tools for interpreting and situating new and unfamiliar works of art. Michelle Facos goes beyond existing histories of... more...