• The Arts
      October 2018

      Reading Room

      Re-Lektüren des Innenraums

      by Christine Göttler, Peter J. Schneemann, Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, Norberto Gramaccini, Peter W. Marx, Bernd Nicolai

      Reading Room erprobt Entwürfe, Theorien und Lektüren des Innenraums von der Frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart. Ausgangspunkt ist ein dynamisches und relationales Raumkonzept, das die Vielfalt historischer Medien, Kontexte und Diskurse berücksichtigt. Die Beiträge untersuchen die Erzeugung und Umformung von Innenräumen durch soziale Praktiken und visuelle und materielle Strategien. Sie bieten exemplarische Lektüren heterotopischer, dystopischer und utopischer Raumsituationen in Kunst, Architektur und Theater im Spannungsfeld von Innen und Außen, Realität und Repräsentation. Das Buch entwickelt Fragestellungen weiter, die gegenwärtig in der Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte und der Theaterwissenschaft verhandelt werden.

    • The Arts
      November 2018

      Handbook of Art and Global Migration

      Theories, Practices, and Challenges

      by Burcu Dogramaci, Birgit Mersmann

      How can we think of art history as a discipline that moves process-based, performative, and cultural migratory movement to the center of its theoretical and methodical analyses? With contributions from internationally renowned experts, this manual, for the first time, provides answers as to what consequences the interaction of migration and globalization has on research in the field of the science of art, on curatory practice, and on artistic production and theory. The objective of this multi-vocal anthology is to open up an interdisciplinary discourse surrounding the increased focus on the phenomenon of migration in art history.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Handbook of International Futurism

      by Günter Berghaus

      The Handbook of International Futurism is the first reference work ever to presents in a comparative fashion all media and countries in which the movement, initiated by F.T. Marinetti in 1909, exercised a particularly noteworthy influence. The handbook offers a synthesis of the state of scholarship regarding the international radiation of Futurism and its influence in some fifteen artistic disciplines and thirty-eight countries. While acknowledging the great achievements of the movement in the visual and literary arts of Italy and Russia, it treats Futurism as an international, multidisciplinary phenomenon that left a lasting mark on the manifold artistic manifestations of the early twentieth-century avant-garde. Hundreds of artists, who in some phase in their career absorbed Futurist ideas and stylistic devices, are presented in the context of their national traditions, their international connections and the media in which they were predominantly active. The handbook acts as a kind of multi-disciplinary, geographical encyclopaedia of Futurism and gives scholars with varying levels of experience a detailed overview of all countries and disciplines in which the movement had a major impact.

    • The Arts
      December 2018

      Ursprung des Bildakts

      by Horst Bredekamp

      Der Ursprung des Bildakts bindet die in den letzten drei Jahrzehnten erzielten Forschungsergebnisse der Vor- und Frühgeschichte kunsthistorisch ein und ist als anthropologische Grundlegung einer Wirkmacht der Form konzipiert. Fossilien-Inklusionen in Faustkeilen erlauben eine materiale und philosophische Bestimmung der «ikonischen Differenz» (Boehm), die für das Verständnis des Bildakts fundamental ist.

    • The Arts
      June 2019

      China's New Architecture

      Return to the context

      by Christian Schittich

    • The Arts
      September 2018

      Architecture | Design | Data

      Practice Competency in the Era of Computation

      by Phillip Bernstein

      Im architektonischen Entwerfen und Konstruieren und im Ingenieurwesen ereignet sich gerade eine systematische Transformation. Die Vermittlung zwischen Information, Kreation und Produktion findet im architektonischen Schaffensprozess nicht mehr länger wesentlich über das Medium der Zeichnung statt. Andere, erstmals in vollem Umfang digitale Technologien bringen fundamental andere Workflows, Verantwortlichkeiten und Geschäftsmodelle mit sich. Auf dem Hintergrund umfassender Erfahrung unternimmt der Autor eine detaillierte Analyse und kritische Einschätzung der aktuellen Entwicklungen und entwirft Handlungsstrategien für eine neue Ära der Architekturproduktion – für eine Profession, die sich besser aufstellen muss, um ihre Zukunft im digitalen Zeitalter selbst zu bestimmen.

    • The Arts
      September 2018

      Modern Construction Handbook

      by Andrew Watts

      Owing to regular revision, the Modern Construction Handbook has become a classic in advanced building construction literature, not least because of its clear structure covering the chapters "Material", "Wall", "Roof", "Structure", "Environment", and "Applications". For the fifth edition, a large part of the 3D presentations has been redrawn, all six chapters have been revised and updated. New standards have been established for this handbook, which is a basic resource for many architectural study courses, by adding more component details, new examples with a focus on sustainability and energy consumption, and a major update on finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

    • Photographs: collections
      October 2018

      In the Shadow of Genius

      The Brooklyn Bridge and Its Creators

      by Mensch, Barbara G.

      In the Shadow of Genius is the newest book by photographer and author Barbara Mensch. The author combines her striking photographs with a powerful first-person narrative. She takes the reader on a unique journey by recalling her experiences living alongside the bridge for more than 30 years, and then by tracing her own curious path to understand the brilliant minds and remarkable lives of those who built it: John, Washington, and Emily Roebling. Many of Mensch’s photographs were inspired by her visits to the Roebling archives housed at Rutgers University, where she pieced together through notebooks, diaries, letters, and drawings the seminal locations and events that affected their lives. Following in their footsteps, Mensch traveled to Mühlhausen, Germany, the birthplace of John Roebling; to Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, where Roebling established a utopian community in 1831; to Roebling aqueducts and bridges in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York; and to the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Washington Roebling, the son of the famous engineer, valiantly served as a Union soldier. The book begins and ends with Mensch’s unique photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge, including never-before-seen images captured deep within the structure. The book creatively fuses contemporary photography with the historical record, giving the reader a new perspective on contemplating the masterwork. Fernanda Perrone, Curator of Special Collections and the Roebling Family Archive at Rutgers University, has contributed a Foreword.

    • Product design
      October 2018

      Creative Souvenirs Design

      by Zhu Yue, Yang Meng

      It is quite significant for the souvenirs for travellers to mould fine figures of tourism and make brands for tourism and promote the development of tourism. The souvenirs for travellers which adopt the people's ideas in particular regions, give expressions to the history of the regions, prolong the folk contradition and make the regional culture be rich and bring forth new ideas. No matter who they are, Whatever they are, famous specialized working men or new hands, they have the same wish to activate the regionous culture, then, improve people's income and raise their consumption. The author of the book collects many concrete examples showing the design of the unique keepsakes by outstanding designers from all over the world into the book. Following the publishment of this book, more and more readers will suely become better and better designers of tourist souvenirs.

    • The Arts
      February 2019

      Collected Feminist Games

      by Ana Galvañ & Patricia Escalona

      At this point, there’s no ducking the topic. It doesn’t matter whether your social circle is a bunch of gender activists or your city’s branch of the Real Madrid fan club, we’d still bet our ovaries that in this past year, you have argued about feminism at least once. At some point, you’ve put it all on the table. And you’ve probably wound up confused more than once. Or mad. But never indifferent. That’s why we’ve written this book. A notebook of activities full of games and explanations so your arguments get funnier, more heated, but above all, deeper. Passing through its three levels, you will get to know the fundamental concepts of feminism and recognize the effects of the patriarchy in your everyday life. Collected Feminist Games is a book meant to be fun, whether you are alone or with others, but it is also a provocative path to change. We’ve come here to laugh, sure. But we’ve also come to fight. And if you don’t believe it, play and see.

    • The Arts
      April 2019

      About Sieves and Sieving

      Motif, Symbol, Technique, Paradigm

      by Barbara Baert

      The sieve exhibits a wide-ranging symbolism that extends across art history, philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and gender studies. Barbara Baert looks at the sieve from an interdisciplinary perspective and from four different innovative methodological angles: as motif and symbol, as technique and as paradigm. The sieve as motif goes back to Roman stories the Vestal Virgins. In later times, their impermeable sieve, which - according to legend - they used to fetch water from the River Tiber, was iconographically transferred to Elisabeth I as a sign of her integrity. Furthermore, the long durée life of sieves as symbolic-technical utilitarian object is investigated: in examples from the Jewish folklore, the Berber culture, and ancient Egypt.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2020

      A writer's guide to Ancient Rome

      by Carey Fleiner

      A writer's guide to Ancient Rome serves as a guide and inspiration to the Roman population, economy, laws, leisure, and religion for that author, student, general reader who seeking an introduction to what made the Romans tick. The Guide considers trends and themes from roughly 200 B.C. to A.D. 200 with the occasional foray into the antecedents and legacy on either side of the period. Each chapter explicates its main themes with examples from the original sources. Throughout are suggestions for resources to mine for the subject at hand and particular topics affected by scholarly debate and changing interpretation based on new discoveries or re-interpretation of written and material remains.

    • The Arts
      January 2018

      Flowers and Children

      by LIN Xi

      Lin Xi’s paintings distinguish themselves with innocence and delicacy expressed, which often pay attention to blossoms, children and small items. Lin’s paintings reveal her distinctive thoughts and reflections on nature, art and life. In this book, Lin focuses on themes related to "flowers" and "children", and leads readers to a wonderful journey for discovering the subtle, beautiful, and moving moments in everyday life. Through these lovely paintings, we may find possessions that really matters in our life. 林曦的画作朴拙天真、细腻灵动,尤其喜画花朵、孩童、案头玩意等美好小景。画集是林曦对自然、艺术、生活等的一份内心独白,以“花”和“童”为主题来反观日常生活中细微的美好、感动的瞬间、烂漫的时刻。在花间寻天真,重拾宁静美好的天然本性;于童心得热忱,找回生命中珍贵的持有。

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Glimpses of Gardens in Eastern China

      by TUNG Jun, TUNG Ming (translator)

      The architect Chuin Tung introduced the classic beauty of Chinese gardens to the world through this book The interest of garden appreciation: profound interpretation of the spirit and connotation of Chinese gardens The method of gardening: comprehensive analysis of the details and techniques of garden construction (including architectural and planning, ornament and furniture, rockery, planting) The history of gardens: detailing the difference between garden history and Eastern and Western gardens 建筑学界一代宗师童寯向世界介绍中国园林之美的经典著作 赏园之趣:深刻解读中国园林的精神与内涵 造园之法:全面分析园林营造的细节与技法(建筑与布局,装修与家具,叠石,植物配置) 园林之史:细述园林历史及东西方园林的区别

    • Film, TV & radio
      March 2020

      Expanded Cinema

      Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

      by Gene Youngblood, R. Buckminster Fuller

      Includes a substantial new Introduciton by the author that shows how the book continues to resonate with today’s leading-edge reality technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality

    • The Arts
      November 2019

      Masks in Horror Cinema

      Eyes Without Faces

      by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

      Why has the mask been such an enduring generic motif in horror cinema? This book explores its transformative potential historically across myriad cultures, particularly in relation to its ritual and myth-making capacities, and its intersection with power, ideology and identity. All of these factors have a direct impact on mask-centric horror cinema: meanings, values and rituals associated with masks evolve and are updated in horror cinema to reflect new contexts, rendering the mask a persistent, meaningful and dynamic aspect of the genre’s iconography. This study debates horror cinema’s durability as a site for the potency of the mask’s broader symbolic power to be constantly re-explored, re-imagined and re-invented as an object of cross-cultural and ritual significance that existed long before the moving image culture of cinema.

    • Music
      March 2020

      Peculiar Attunements

      How Affect Theory Turned Musical

      by Roger Mathew Grant

      Explains musical concepts in clear, accessible language without relying on technical jargon or notated musical examples.

    • The Arts
      December 2018

      Minorities in China

      an American University President's Photographic Journey

      by Sidney A. Mcphee

      This book is a compilation of more than two hundred pictures reflecting the traditional costumes, characteristic buildings, traditional activities, and traditional medicine of Chinese ethnic minorities. Each picture has the story behind it and the testimony of the author. From the perspective of foreigners, the book vividly reproduces the diversity of the Chinese nation, the unique regional culture, and the natural and social environment in the form of pictures and text.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Study on Survival of Chinese Classical Opera

      by Wang Fuya

      The book mainly explores Chinese classical opera in terms of the existence, cutural essence and functions, artistic features, and the position in Chinese traditional culture. The author conducts study based on theories of popular culture and folk culture, historical resources of Chinese classical opera, along with various survival tactics for opera like opera adptation and opera prohibition.

    • Other graphic art forms
      May 2008

      My First 80,000 Words

      by 333 illustrators

      333 of the most prestigious illustrators and graphic artists from different countries are participating in this singular project. Each was asked to choose a single word, one they considered as their favourite, and do the illustration for it.

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