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FAR & NEAR: SELECTIONS FROM THE PEABODY MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY & ETHNOLOGY

Since its founding in 1886, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University has been collecting, caring for, exhibiting, and researching objects produced by human cultures around the world. This handsomely illustrated, highly portable volume presents a selection of more than 90 objects in honor of the museum's 150th anniversary in 2016-2017.
January 1, 2019 | Paperback | Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University Publications Department | 112 Pages |
$12.95
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INSIDE THE LOST MUSEUM: CURATING, PAST AND PRESENT

Written by Lubar, Steven
Curators make many decisions when they build collections or design exhibitions, plotting a passage of discovery that also tells an essential story. Collecting captures the past in a way useful to the present and the future. Exhibits play to our senses and orchestrate our impressions, balancing presentation and preservation, information and emotion.
August 7, 2017 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press | 416 Pages |
$35.00
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COLLECTING THE WORLD: HANS SLOANE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Written by Delbourgo, James
In 1759 the British Museum opened its doors to the general public--the first free national museum in the world. James Delbourgo's biography of Hans Sloane recounts the story behind its creation, told through the life of a figure with an insatiable ambition to pit universal knowledge against superstition and the means to realize his dream.
July 31, 2017 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 544 Pages |
$35.00
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ANTI-MUSEUM: AN ANTHOLOGY

The museum is a constant target for criticism, whether from artists, thinkers, curators or the public. From the 20th-century avant-gardes to the present, the museum's suspect position has generated iconoclastic actions, attacks, utopias and alternative exhibition spaces.
May 23, 2017 | Hardcover | Koenig Books | 792 Pages |
$49.95
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COMPLIANT ART: ART AND POLITICS IN THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST ERA

The art of the early 20th-century avant-garde--decried and suppressed by the National Socialists as "degenerate art"--has been widely studied and exhibited to the public in recent decades. The art favored by the Nazis--realistic paintings of fair-haired maidens and pale, strong bodies--silently disappeared into warehouses after 1945, rarely resurfacing in public exhibitions in Germany or abroad.
August 22, 2017 | Paperback | Kerber Verlag | 240 Pages |
$49.95
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NO RESERVATION: NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART MOVEMENT

This publication marks the first time that a diverse group of Native painters, sculptors, photographers, installation and media artists, performing artists, filmmakers and writers has been defined as a movement or given a name.
August 22, 2017 | PB | Amerinda Inc. |
$29.95
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CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS

In this book of interviews, Heidi Zuckerman, CEO and Director of the Aspen Art Museum, opens up the studios and practices of more than thirty prominent contemporary artists through personal and illuminating conversations.
October 24, 2017 | Paperback | Aspen Art Museum | 300 Pages |
$24.95
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IN PART: WRITINGS BY JULIE AULT

Spanning more than three decades, In Part brings together a full spectrum of the New York-based artist, writer and activist Julie Ault's (born 1957) published texts through carefully selected extracts in a single volume.
November 21, 2017 | Hardcover | Dancing Foxes Press | 276 Pages |
$32.50
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HEADS AND TAILS, TALES AND BODIES: ENGRAVING THE HUMAN FIGURE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD

Heads and Tails looks at a selection of archaeological artifacts that have only very rarely been presented to a broader audience, presenting an impressive gallery of masterpieces of miniature sculpture, such as coins, medals, plaques and statuettes, in which man always takes pride of place.
April 25, 2017 | Hardcover | MER. Paper Kunsthalle |
$80.00
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JAPAN MODERN: JAPANESE PRINTS FROM THE ELISE WESSELS COLLECTION

Written by Jansen, Marije
Japan Modern presents an overview of Japanese printing in the first half of the 20th century. Japan was flourishing in the years following the turn of the century: modern city culture offered plenty of opportunities, the landscape changed, the rights of women began to improve and optimism abounded. At the same time, these vast cultural shifts produced feelings of nostalgia.
April 25, 2017 | Hardcover | Nai010 Publishers | 264 Pages |
$45.00

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