Rare & Collectible
A Study of Space
Hardcover ISBN: 1580930549
Surveying the career of the great Japanese artist, this unique book looks at 75 projects, from the memorial to Gandhi in Rajgat, India, to the Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale University, covering playgrounds, earthworks, gardens, plazas, parks, fountains, and interior spaces.
The Cosmic Tribe Tarot
Paperback ISBN: 0892817003
This is a deck created for the twenty-first century, neo-tribal technopagan. "Stevee's art has the convincing feel of having been created by one who has been to the other side and can harness the most sophisticated technology to articulate the patterns of infinity and archetypal powers which are the fabric of our divine imagination. His tarot deck should become an instant classic." --Alex Grey, author of Sacred Mirrors
Hardcover ISBN: 0876331282
In 1993 Gabriel Orozco removed a lengthwise section of a Citroen DS and reconnected the two sides, making the car's fleet form look lighter yet. Orozco continues his experimentations with perceptions of gravity and weight in Photogravity, his latest installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here, photographs of pre-Columbian sculptures from the museum's Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, mounted and backed by stands, share gallery space with photographs of Orozco's own pieces. Orozco homogenizes and juxtaposes photography and sculpture - each endowed with properties of the other - and in doing so creates unexpected visual relationships and invites dialogue between the two mediums. Published on the occasion of the exhibition in Philadelphia, this book also presents the visually unexpected, creating a colorful combination of writings and collages from the artist's notebooks, his photographs and sculptures, and the Arensbergs' pre-Columbian works.
Seamanship in the Age of Sail
An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources
Hardcover ISBN: 0870219553
Explains exactly how ninteenth-century sailing ships were controlled and discusses rigging, sails, steering, tacking, storms, and emergency procedures
The Book of Doors Divination Deck
An Oracle from Ancient Egypt
Paperback ISBN: 0892815124
The Book of Doors presents an entirely new divination system that accesses the ancient knowledge of Egypt, enabling you to unlock your intuitive abilities and call upon the energy of the Egyptian deities, whose powers transform both matter and spirit.Â
Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts
An Interlinear Translation With Reference Guide to Biblical Quotations and Allusions
Hardcover ISBN: 0810829797
Identifies the scriptural references for the wording, imagery, and themes in Bach's 200 surviving church cantatas. Offers line-by-line translations, and summarizes the religious or literary themes of each text within the specific context of the cantata as a whole. Includes numerous indexes of movement summaries, chorale stanzas (including those appearing more than once), scriptural quotations and strict paraphrases, librettists, and first performance dates, with indexes of cantatas in chronological and liturgical order. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The Life and Art of Florine Stettheimer
Hardcover ISBN: 0300063407
Carl Van Vechten wrote of Florine Stettheimer after her death in 1944, "There have been important women painters in the history of art [and] Stettheimer is one of the most distinctive of the lot. She was both the historian and the critic of her period ... in painting that has few rivals in her day or ours." Yet today Stettheimer remains an oddity, known largely as an eccentric, upper-middle-class German-Jewish spinster who lived in New York with her two sisters and mother and who accomplished her best work when she was over fifty years old. In this book, Barbara Bloemink presents the first full account of Stettheimer's life and art, showing that her bold and inventive paintings provide biting social commentary on American culture of her period.
The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa
Literature and Memory
Hardcover ISBN: 0415191947
How do the Japanese and Okinawans remember Occupation? How is memory constructed and transmitted? Michael Molasky explores these questions through careful, sensitive readings of literature from mainland Japan and Okinawa. This book sheds light on difficult issues of war, violence, prostitution, colonialism and post-colonialism in the context of the Occupations of Japan and Okinawa.