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Video Art
Video Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500237980
A richly illustrated, in-depth overview of relatively new field of video art offers a detailed history of the medium from 1965 to the present day, discussing the technology involved, its creative use of artistic concepts and theories, its primary practitioners, and more. 10,000 first printing.
Pop Goes Korea: Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music, and Internet Culture
Pop Goes Korea
Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music, and Internet Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 1933330686
"Mr. Russell's book is the first by a non-Korean to explain the rise of Korea's entertainment industries....the book could hardly be more approachable."?Wall Street Journal ?For a country that traditionally received culture, especially from China but also from Japan and the United States, South Korea finds itself at a turning point in its new role as exporter.
Seed Queen: The Story of Crop Art and the Amazing Lillian Colton
Seed Queen
The Story of Crop Art and the Amazing Lillian Colton
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0873515927
At the same time Andy Warhol was changing American art in New York City, Lillian Colton, owner of the Cinderella Clip ’n’ Curl in Owatonna, Minnesota, launched her own version of pop art. From her patient hands, practiced at embroidering linens and crocheting lace, came captivating portraits of Jesus, Elvis, Oprah, Lady Diana, Clinton, and Prince, intricately rendered in timothy, bromegrass, canola, poppy seeds, salsify, alsike, bird’s-foot trefoil, grits, and wild rice. Seed Queen brings to light the story of this crop artist extraordinaire—how she developed her matchless aesthetic by merging rural traditions from her childhood on a farm with a love of Hollywood movies, training as a hairstylist, and skills in drawing and painting—and the larger story of crop art as it has evolved over time. This lively illustrated volume features dozens of color images of Colton’s crop art and of the work of those she has continued to inspire since she took home the blue ribbon for her portrait of Nixon at the 1969 Minnesota State Fair. Countless artists have taken the genre in new directions in recent years, opening up the pantheon of the famous, taking on political issues, and satirizing those in power—all through the meticulous positioning of thousands of individual seeds. Colleen Sheehy is the director of education at the Weisman Art Museum and teaches art history at the University of St. Thomas.
Hot and Cold: The Works of Richard Hell
Hot and Cold
The Works of Richard Hell
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1576870820
Poems, notebooks, essays, interviews, song lyrics, photos, and drawings celebrate the life and work of creative genius Richard Hell.
Past Objects
Past Objects
Hardcover      ISBN: 098207543x
In the space between archaeology and history stand men like Scott Jordan, a New Yorker who has been digging around in the city's soil for the better part of four decades. What began as a childhood hobby searching for treasure evolved into a lifestyle that has resulted in Jordan haunting building sites throughout the five boroughs, attempting to recover history before it is paved over forever. Using shovels, mesh sieves, canvas rucksacks, ingenuity and an incredible amount of determination, Jordan has amassed a staggering collection of antique bottles, china, toys, shoes and other items, which together create a patchwork historical narrative of New York City and its earliest settlers. As a self-trained historian and restorer of damaged objects, Jordan is not only privy to a unique take on early American history, but his adventures weave together into a tremendous factual and speculative examination of the past, by returning it to the present for all to enjoy. Past Objects features some of Jordan's favorite objects and stories, sure to appeal to anyone intrigued by history, antiques and popular culture.
Mehndi: The Timeless Art of Henna Painting
Mehndi
The Timeless Art of Henna Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 0312187432
Looks at a variety of mehndi patterns and styles and their meanings, and explains how to prepare and apply henna paste and create one's own designs
Legacy: Selected Paintings and Drawings by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art, Frank Frazetta
Legacy
Selected Paintings and Drawings by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art, Frank Frazetta
Hardcover      ISBN: 1887424482
Frank Frazetta's paintings and illustrations have set the standard for fantasy artists for the past 50 years. This collection focuses on his influence in a variety of media and genres and on his place in 20th century art history. Coedited by Hugo Award-winning editor Arnie Fenner, it includes many of Frazetta's most memorable paintings as well as revised and previously unpublished works. The art is accompanied by the artist's own observations and commentary by a number of his contemporaries.

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Ports of the World: Prints from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich C.1700-1870
Ports of the World
Prints from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich C.1700-1870
Hardcover      ISBN: 0856675059
The 18th and 19th centuries saw the establishment and expansion of major ports in Britain, continental Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and America. This work showcases some of the finest examples of the National Maritime Museum's collection of prints of ports from this period.
Painted Enamels: An Illustrated Survey 1500-1920
Painted Enamels
An Illustrated Survey 1500-1920
Hardcover      ISBN: 0853319359
Speel, an independent expert and enthusiast of painted enamel artwork, discusses the long history of this medium and how methods of enamelling have changed over the years. Using over 80 photographs and illustrations, the author examines details of the artwork, covering such topics as painting miniatures, photographic transfers to enamel and the pioneering work done at the Limoges School. This large, thorough study should be of interest to anyone who appreciates enamel art. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Oxford Dictionary of Art
Oxford Dictionary of Art
3rd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0198604769
Collects biographical entries of artists who worked in painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and modern media, and compiles definitions of art terms.