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CHINA: A HISTORY IN OBJECTS

Written by Harrison-Hall, Jessica
This illustrated introduction to the history of China offers a fresh understanding of China's progress from the Neolithic age to the present. Told in six chapters arranged chronologically, through art, artifacts, people, and places, and richly illustrated with expertly selected objects and artworks, it firmly connects today's China with its internationally engaged past.
January 9, 2018 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 352 Pages |
$39.95
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CRAEFT: AN INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGINS AND TRUE MEANING OF TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Written by Langlands, Alexander
In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity--hand-made furniture, artisan breads, craft beers, and other goods produced by human hands. What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft--or rather, craeft--in the wake of industrialization.
January 2, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 352 Pages |
$26.95
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DESIGNS IN IRON OF THE CITY OF TEHRAN

Written by Mostafa Hamidi (ed)
Researched and compiled by Mostafa Hamidi, this look at iron doors and window frames in the city of Tehran focuses on buildings erected from the late 1920s until the early 70s. Knowing that architecture is a mirror of social and cultural transformation, he intends to raise awareness for the conservation of a specific vernacular based on a combination of Iranian and Western forms. The variety of patterns is impressive and completely modern in comparison with the regular compositions of the previous era, yet the Iranian-Arabesque contours can still be easily traced. Richly illustrated, it offers a fascinating history of shifting architectural trends in Tehran through the 20th century.Art Metal-work - Iran -- Tehran - Catalogs ; Metal Doors-- Iran -- Tehran -- Pictorial Works ; Metal Windows-- Iran -- Tehran -- Pictorial Works.
May 15, 2017 | Paperback | Nazar Publishing | 116 Pages |
$34.00
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HANDMADE ART

In an age where most everything is mass-produced and technology has become the filter through which we experience much of life, there is a growing appreciation of the handmade. From scented soaps to designer jeans, leather wallets and jewelry, furniture and bicycles, we place more value in goods that were crafted by hand, feeling a human connection.
September 15, 2018 | Paperback | Gingko Press | 256 Pages |
$39.95
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GOLDEN KINGDOMS: LUXURY ARTS IN THE ANCIENT AMERICAS

This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity until the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century.
September 26, 2017 | Hardcover | J. Paul Getty Museum | 328 Pages |
$59.95
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DECOMMUNIZED: UKRAINIAN SOVIET MOSAICS

The book presents the first comprehensive study of Soviet monumental mosaics, outstanding artifacts of the cultural heritage of the era.
August 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Dom Publishers | 250 Pages |
$89.95
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MADE TO LAST: A COMPENDIUM OF ARTISANS, TRADES & PROJECTS

Written by Murray, Vanessa
In a world full of mass production and copyright infringement, there is a movement emerging that is focused on sourcing unique and independently created products that are made to last. This title is a celebration of these unique products and the tradespeople behind their creation.
November 14, 2017 | Hardcover | Hardie Grant Books | 272 Pages |
$45.00
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SILVER CAESARS: A RENAISSANCE MYSTERY

Written by Walker, Stefanie
The twelve silver-gilt cups known as the Aldobrandini Tazze-magnificent examples of 16th-century European goldsmithing in size, design, and quality of execution - feature figures and scenes from Roman historian Suetonius's classic work The Twelve Caesars, all rendered in minute, intricate relief.
January 16, 2018 | Paperback | Metropolitan Museum of Art New York | 304 Pages |
$50.00
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MATERNITY: MOTHERS AND CHILDREN IN THE ARTS OF AFRICA

Written by Cole, Herbert M
On the African continent, images of mothers and children are found wherever the visual arts are, from early rock-art sites in Egypt and the Sahara to the contemporary arts of South Africa. Discovered in a variety of materials, from stone, ivory, and metals to beadwork, wood, and even paintings, images of maternity enliven virtually every type of object made in the region.
December 5, 2017 | Hardcover | Mercatorfonds | 376 Pages |
$90.00
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HOW TO READ EUROPEAN ARMOR

Written by Larocca, Donald
An accessibly written and superbly illustrated introduction to armor used for battle, tournament, and ceremony This engaging book offers an introduction to and overview of armor in Europe from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, focusing in particular on the 16th century when plate armor reached its peak of stylistic beauty and functional perfection.
September 26, 2017 | Paperback | Metropolitan Museum of Art New York | 160 Pages |
$25.00

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