• The Arts
      May 2015

      Let's Hubble!

      A journey into the brand new beadwork stitch

      by Melanie de Miguel

      In this book, Melanie presents to you her beautiful new beadwork technique – Hubble stitch. Packed with tips, all presented in Melanie’s fun and friendly style, you will feel as if you’re in a creative and dynamic beading workshop. You will soon be incorporating this wonderfully lacy and extraordinarily adaptable stitch into your beading world. To help you learn and practise Hubble, the book contains 12 beautiful projects including a variety of glamorous bracelets and cuffs, gorgeous earrings, a spectacular vortex necklace for spectacles, Hubble ropes, a sparkly crystal scarf ring and finally the Solar Flare – a lovely little versatile beaded element using lots of Hubble techniques combined.

    • Decorative arts
      May 2011

      Folding Techniques for Designers

      From Sheet to Form

      by Paul Jackson

      Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials. This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. It has applications for architects, product designers, and jewellery and fashion designers An elegant, practical handbook, Folding for Designers explains over 70 techniques explained with clear step-by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography. The book is accompanied by a CD containing all the crease pattern drawings.

    • The Arts
      October 2017

      Thinking Like A Machine

      An Artists Journey Into Robotics

      by Niki Passath

      In many modes of behavior, people act more and more like machines. In the context of work, people have become a human resource that can be replaced at any time. An existence without purpose cannot be imagined – just as a machine without function is absurd. Do humans already think like machines? Do they have a "master-slave" relationship with them? Are humans no longer any more than an organic prosthetic fitted to an inorganic body? With his created robotic beings, Niki Passath breaks with this seemingly rational technological system. By eliminating the predominant rationality of the machine, he gives it a new meaning. This book is the first monograph on the artist’s oeuvre. Internationally renowned experts shed light on the many facets of his work.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Transmediale Kunst | Transmedia Art

      lightness and matter

      by Brigitte Kowanz, Peter Kozek

      Die Klasse für Transmediale Kunst an der Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien beschäftigt sich mit transdisziplinären Ansätzen bei der Entwicklung und Realisierung von Kunst. Ihr Fokus liegt dabei auf raum- und zeitbasierten künstlerischen Konzeptionen, die in kritischer Auseinandersetzung mit theoretischen und praktischen Methoden entstehen und kommunikative, performative und prozessuale Aspekte aufgreifen. Die Publikation gibt einen Überblick über die vielfältigen medialen Produktionen, die in den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten unter der Leitung der international renommierten Künstlerin Brigitte Kowanz entstanden sind. Umfassender Bildteil mit Diplomarbeiten, Projekten, Ausstellungen und Performances. Mit Textbeiträgen von Gerald Bast, Verena Dürr, Patrick Lichty, Claudia Slanar u.a.

    • The Arts
      April 2017

      GO GO GO OLD GOLD REITER GO

      by Roland Reiter

      The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the work produced by the Austrian sculptor Roland Reiter between 2001 and 2016. Reiter’s approach to his work is largely based on his personal encounters. The artist uses the experiences made on his journey through life by sublimating, or enlarging and dramatizing the events. His art is not a cool abstraction; instead, one of its characteristics is that it captures the emotional, "expressive" moment. It combines materials that do not fit together in a traditional sense but nevertheless supplement each other in terms of contemporary art practice. He uses this dichotomy to create a tension that seems to satisfy a particular kind of voyeurism. One could, paradoxically, make these two statements: "Even though I am intrigued, I turn away", or "I turn towards it even though I feel put off and alienated".

    • The Arts
      August 2018

      21 12

      Staged Visibility / Inszenierte Sichtbarkeit

      by ManfreDu Schu

      ManfreDu SCHU agiert als Künstler jenseits aller traditionellen Genres. Seine stark performativ und philosophisch geprägte Kunst materialisiert sich als Musik, in Installationen, Performances und Malerei; sie vereint die Biologie mit den Ritualen der Musik und der Mode. Seine Installationen dekonstruieren das Leben als performatives Ereignis ebenso wie die Klischeehaftigkeit der Sexualität. Auf der Suche nach neuen Ausdrucksformen thematisieren viele seiner Werke die Widersprüche des Lebens, unausgesprochene Tabus des Menschseins und die Doppelleben, die wir alle führen. In außergewöhnlich hochwertiger Ausstattung bietet diese erste Monografie einen umfassenden und konkurrenzlosen Überblick über das vielgestaltige künstlerische Werk ManfreDu Schus.

    • The Arts
      November 2018

      Die mittelalterlichen Glasmalereien in Havelberg mit Beetzendorf und Jerichow

      by Monika Böning

      Das Buch komplettiert die Reihe der zu den mittelalterlichen Glasmalereien des nördlichen Sachsen-Anhalt erschienenen Bände des Corpus Vitrearum. Gewidmet ist es drei Scheibenbeständen: Teilen eines um 1410 entstandenen Zyklus im Dom zu Havelberg, die gemeinsam mit weiteren hochrangigen Kunstwerken die Neuausstattungsphase des Domes im frühen 15. Jh. vertreten, den um 1170 zu datierenden Fragmenten aus Kloster Jericho, die von einer qualitätvollen romanischen Verglasung zeugen und zu den ältesten Glasmalereien Mitteldeutschlands gehören, und schließlich einem 1860 gestifteten Kompositfenster mit spätmittelalterlichen Glasmalereien in St. Marien in Beetzendorf. Der Band enthält eine kunsthistorische Einführung sowie Einzelstudien zu Erhaltung, Technik, Stil und Geschichte der Glasmalereien.

    • The Arts

      Chinese Wood Carving

      by Xv Huacheng

      This book introduces the history of Chinese wood carving with pictures of about 400 works of art.

    • Religious subjects depicted in art

      Santos

      Enduring Images of Northern New Mexican Village Churches

      by Marie Romero Cash

      Richly illustrated with examples of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art from northern New Mexico's village churches, this is an in-depth investigation into the artistic heritage of the New Mexican santero (saint maker). It is also an important study of northern New Mexican artisans and their craft. Along with photographer Jack Parsons, Marie Romero Cash visited every church in the region and documented, identified, and measured each santos. Together they photographed over 500 pieces, including 19 moradas (places of worship for Penitentes) and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Collection housed at the Museum of International Folk Art. Cash's extensive research into these formerly 'anonymous' artisans fills a gap in the study of this unique form, making Santos indispensable for art historians and the general reader interested in the culture and art of the American Southwest.

    • History of Art / Art & Design Styles

      Exploring Folk Art

      Twenty Years of Thought on Craft, Work, and Aesthetics

      by Michael Jones

      Jones explores the human impulse to create, the necessity for having aesthetically satisfying experiences, and the craving for tradition. He also considers topics such as making chairs, remodeling houses, using and preserving soda-fountain slang, preparing and eating food, and sculpting lifelike figures out of cement.

    • Folk art
      December 1998

      A Guide to Chinese Martial Arts

      Correspondence Between Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

      by Li Tianji / Du Xilian

      Wushu or Chinese martial arts, with a long history and various styles, is beneficial for health as well as for self defence. The book is divided into 3 chapters. The first chapter is about the origin, development and present situation of wushu; the second introduces different styles of wushu and the last chapter explains the main wushu styles. Fully illustrated.

    • Folk art
      December 2013

      Women in Mexican Folk Art

      Of Promises, Betrayals, Monsters and Celebrities

      by Eli Bartra (Author)

      The aim of this book is to engender Mexican folk art and locate women at its centre by studying the processes of creation, distribution, and consumption, as well as examining iconographic aspects, and elements of class and ethnicity, from the perspective of gender. The author will demonstrate that the topic provides unique insights into Mexican culture, and has enormous relevance within and without the country, given the fact that much folk art is made for the United States and Europe, either in terms of the tourists who buy it on coming to Mexico, or that which is exported.

    • Folk art
      December 2013

      Women in Mexican Folk Art

      Of Promises, Betrayals, Monsters and Celebrities

      by Eli Bartra (Author)

      The aim of this book is to engender Mexican folk art and locate women at its centre by studying the processes of creation, distribution, and consumption, as well as examining iconographic aspects, and elements of class and ethnicity, from the perspective of gender. The author will demonstrate that the topic provides unique insights into Mexican culture, and has enormous relevance within and without the country, given the fact that much folk art is made for the United States and Europe, either in terms of the tourists who buy it on coming to Mexico, or that which is exported.

    • Folk art
      December 2013

      Women in Mexican Folk Art

      Of Promises, Betrayals, Monsters and Celebrities

      by Eli Bartra (Author)

      The aim of this book is to engender Mexican folk art and locate women at its centre by studying the processes of creation, distribution, and consumption, as well as examining iconographic aspects, and elements of class and ethnicity, from the perspective of gender. The author will demonstrate that the topic provides unique insights into Mexican culture, and has enormous relevance within and without the country, given the fact that much folk art is made for the United States and Europe, either in terms of the tourists who buy it on coming to Mexico, or that which is exported.

    • Graffiti & street art
      September 2014

      Popular and Visual Culture

      Design, Circulation and Consumption

      by Editor(s): Clara Sarmento, Ricardo Campos, Rúben Rodrigues de Pinho, Nuno Duarte

      Popular and Visual Culture: Design, Circulation and Consumption is a transnational project that fosters a dialogue with multiple origins, both in geographical and academic terms. From the onset, this book questions the concepts of visual and popular culture, terms which are currently applied both to describe scientific fields, as operative concepts in theoretical discourse, and to characterize specific cultural contexts. The book’s analysis and categorization of visual and popular culture pursues discourses and practices which mark different historical eras and shape social orders. Because popular iconic and written productions are the outcome of a network of political, economic, ideological and social circumstances that are often hardly detectable and too taken for granted to be critically recognized, even by those who draw, paint or write (and live) under their influence. That is why visual figurations of popular culture should be studied as the support of a deeply motivated symbolic discourse on the values shared by a community.This book deals, in a way or another, with how popular and visual artefacts and sceneries are socially built, preserved and/or contested. The volume brings together, not only different disciplinary perspectives, but also diverse empirical phenomena, while approaching the wide subject of visuality and popular culture.

    • Theatre studies
      July 2013

      Performance and Ethnography

      Dance, Drama, Music

      by Editor(s): Peter Harrop and Dunja Njaradi

      Performance and Ethnography: Dance, Drama, Music revisits the territory of the performance orientation, touching on anthropology, dance, folklore, music and theatre to look for present trends in both the ethnography of performance and performance ethnography. One of the main concerns of this volume is with an embodied, affective and sensory ethnography that privileges encounters between ethnographer, participants and practices as key to understanding and knowledge. Another is the extent to which individuals are shaped by their engagement with ethnographic practice in the midst of migration, diffusion, revival, appropriation and commodification of performance. A third is the interface of academic disciplines with the idea of performance, and the way in which academics and practitioners are drawn to ethnography to better understand, negotiate, perform and profess their diverse fields.Individual chapters include a refreshed interface for performance studies and anthropology through new approaches to ritual; a consideration of performance studies through an ethnography of PSi; the emplaced body as a tool for ethnographic research; somatic practice in dance as a mode of ethnography; artisanal musical instrument making as performance; the commodification of traditional performance; and an introductory overview that reflects shifting ethnographic perspectives on traditional performances.

    • Theatre studies
      July 2013

      Performance and Ethnography

      Dance, Drama, Music

      by Editor(s): Peter Harrop and Dunja Njaradi

      Performance and Ethnography: Dance, Drama, Music revisits the territory of the performance orientation, touching on anthropology, dance, folklore, music and theatre to look for present trends in both the ethnography of performance and performance ethnography. One of the main concerns of this volume is with an embodied, affective and sensory ethnography that privileges encounters between ethnographer, participants and practices as key to understanding and knowledge. Another is the extent to which individuals are shaped by their engagement with ethnographic practice in the midst of migration, diffusion, revival, appropriation and commodification of performance. A third is the interface of academic disciplines with the idea of performance, and the way in which academics and practitioners are drawn to ethnography to better understand, negotiate, perform and profess their diverse fields.Individual chapters include a refreshed interface for performance studies and anthropology through new approaches to ritual; a consideration of performance studies through an ethnography of PSi; the emplaced body as a tool for ethnographic research; somatic practice in dance as a mode of ethnography; artisanal musical instrument making as performance; the commodification of traditional performance; and an introductory overview that reflects shifting ethnographic perspectives on traditional performances.

    • Graffiti & street art
      September 2014

      Popular and Visual Culture

      Design, Circulation and Consumption

      by Editor(s): Clara Sarmento, Ricardo Campos, Rúben Rodrigues de Pinho, Nuno Duarte

      Popular and Visual Culture: Design, Circulation and Consumption is a transnational project that fosters a dialogue with multiple origins, both in geographical and academic terms. From the onset, this book questions the concepts of visual and popular culture, terms which are currently applied both to describe scientific fields, as operative concepts in theoretical discourse, and to characterize specific cultural contexts. The book’s analysis and categorization of visual and popular culture pursues discourses and practices which mark different historical eras and shape social orders. Because popular iconic and written productions are the outcome of a network of political, economic, ideological and social circumstances that are often hardly detectable and too taken for granted to be critically recognized, even by those who draw, paint or write (and live) under their influence. That is why visual figurations of popular culture should be studied as the support of a deeply motivated symbolic discourse on the values shared by a community.This book deals, in a way or another, with how popular and visual artefacts and sceneries are socially built, preserved and/or contested. The volume brings together, not only different disciplinary perspectives, but also diverse empirical phenomena, while approaching the wide subject of visuality and popular culture.

    • The Arts
      November 2019

      Wiener Theatervorhänge

      Repräsentation, Kunstdiskurs und kulturelles Selbstverständnis um 1800

      by Susanne Fischer-Kauer

      Bemalte Theatervorhänge waren um 1800 ein prominentes und weithin wahrgenommenes Bildmedium der Wiener Kunst. Maßgeblich geprägt wurde die Vorhangmalerei dieser Schwellenepoche durch den bedeutenden Maler Heinrich Friedrich Füger (1751–1818). Auf dem „Radar" der Kunst- und Theaterwissenschaften erscheinen diese herausragenden Monumentalgemälde von europäischem Rang dagegen schon lange nicht mehr. Noch immer werden die visuellen Wirkungsmöglichkeiten dieses Bildmediums unterschätzt. Die Publikation widmet sich erstmalig dem bemalten Theatervorhang aus kunsthistorischer Perspektive. Mit dem besonderen Blick auf die Wiener Vorhangmalerei um 1800 werden neue Ansatzpunkte zum Lesen dieser Riesengemälde geboten und Perspektiven der Einordnung in die kulturellen Diskurse der Epoche aufgezeigt.

    • The Arts
      January 2020

      Reassessing Alabaster Sculpture in Medieval England

      by Elizabeth Cover Teviotdale, Jessica Caroline Brantley, Stephen Perkinson

      This volume offers fresh approaches to both the material and the subject matter of late medieval English alabaster sculptures, bringing them into dialogue with twenty-first-century scholarship on pre-modern visual culture. Devotional alabaster images, too often thought of as “folk art” and narrowly English, were avidly collected and appreciated throughout Europe in the late Middle Ages, and this collection of essays seeks to help integrate them into the current discourse on materiality, the role of seriality in the changing modes of artistic production of the late Middle Ages, and the broad debate about whether it is useful to draw distinctions between elite/high and folk/low culture.

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