The Choice of the Private Trader
The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain Illustrated in the Hodroff Collection
Hardcover ISBN: 0302006427
The Private Trade in Chinese Export porcelain, as distinct from East India Company trade, has hitherto scarcely been recoginised as a subject in its own right. And yet the officers and supercargoes of the Hon. East India Company took full advantage of their license to trade on their own account; it is just this attractive and innovative ware, chosen by them at their own capital risk, that is most collected today. David S. Howard surveys more than two centuries of manufacture, and throws new light on how the trade was actually conducted. The Hodroff collection, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world, closely mirrors the tastes of the private traders and is the ideal source of illustration for this pioneering work.
PRIVATE MARKET IN CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN.
A Collecting Odyssey
Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection
Hardcover ISBN: 0500974543
A major contribution to the scholarship of South and Southeast Asian art. A major survey of South and Southeast Asian art drawn from the Alsdorf Collection, one of the finest private collections of Asian art in America. Although this extraordinary collection is well known to scholars and collectors, the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue will provide the first opportunity for the general public to view these remarkable works of art. This collection of more than 450 objects includes sculpture, jewelry, paintings, and architectural elements from India, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Java, and elsewhere. The objects range in date from a medallion from the second century BC to twentieth-century sculpture. The catalogue has been written by the eminent scholar Pratapaditya Pal. Dr. Pal explains the major themes represented in the collection--Hindu gods, Buddhist and Jain subjects, goddesses, human figures, animals, and ritual, ornamental, and ceremonial objects--and discusses in detail the style, history, and iconography of individual pieces.
Common Ground/Uncommon Vision
The Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art
Paperback ISBN: 0944110339
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection of American folk art reflects the art worlds’ increasing interest in the genre. A major part of the collection comes from Michael and Julie Hall’s extensive collection, acquired by the museum in the early 1990s. Parts of the collection went on nation-wide tour during 1993–1995, with this volume clearly explaining the importance of the genre, the vision of the collectors, and the beauty of the pieces of art, all produced by self-taught artists. Distributed for the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Land of the Rising Art Scene
Hardcover ISBN: 3942597128
Creative China introduces the creative scene of the country in six chapters subdivided into the fields of architecture, design, art, fashion, photography and advertising. The breathtaking changes that have swept over this booming nation have generated a creative output that reflects the cultural breakthrough of the former republic. Today it's "designed in China" rather than "made in China".
The Daily Practice of Painting
Writings and Interviews 1960-1993
Paperback ISBN: 026268084x
Gerhard Richter, born in Dresden in 1932, is one of the foremost painters of his generation. A great deal has been written about the bewildering heterogeneity of his work over the past 30 years. His seemingly willful and defiant movement between abstract and figurative modes of representation and his seemingly inconsistent methods of applying paint to canvas are consistent, if nothing else, with Richter himself—the master of the paradoxical statement. Although he has emphasized that he is first a painter and has never been a theorist, he has, throughout his career issued provocative, contentious, and memorable statements. Over seven years in preparation, this book makes available a selection of Richter's texts from all periods of his career, many translated for the first time. There are public statements about specific exhibitions, private reflections drawn from personal correspondence, answers to questions posed by critics, and excerpts from journals discussing the intentions, subjects, methods, and sources of his works from various periods. The writings are accompanied by 87 biographical illustrations of paintings from the artist's personal collection. Published in association with the Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London