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Non-graphic art forms

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Monument Lab Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

Monument Lab Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

Author: Paul M. Farber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2019

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? That was the question posed by the curators, artists, scholars, and students who comprise the Philadelphia-based public art and history studio Monument Lab. And in 2017, along with Mural Arts Philadelphia, they produced and organized a groundbreaking, city-wide exhibition of temporary, site-specific works that engaged directly with the community. The installations, by a cohort of diverse artists considering issues of identity, appeared in iconic public squares and neighborhood parks with research and learning labs and prototype monuments. Monument Lab is a fabulous compendium of the exhibition and a critical reflection of the proceedings, including contributions from interlocutors and collaborators. The exhibition and this handbook were designed to generate new ways of thinking about monuments and public art as well as to find new, critical perspectives to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and to imagine those we have yet to build. Monument Lab energizes acivic dialogue about place and history as forces for a deeper questioning of what it means to be Philadelphian in a time of renewal and continuing struggle.Contributors: Alexander Alberro, Alliyah Allen, Laurie Allen, Andrew Friedman, Justin Geller, Kristen Giannantonio, Jane Golden, Aviva Kapust, Fariah Khan, Homay King, Stephanie Mach, Trapeta B. Mayson, Nathaniel Popkin, Ursula Rucker, Jodi Throckmorton, Salamishah Tillet, Jennifer Harford Vargas, Naomi Waltham-Smith, Bethany Wiggin, Mariam I. Williams, Leslie Willis-Lowry, and the editors. Artists: Tania Bruguera, Mel Chin, Kara Crombie, Tyree Guyton, Hans Haacke, David Hartt, Sharon Hayes, King Britt and Joshua Mays, Klip Collective, Duane Linklater, Emeka Ogboh, Karyn Olivier, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Kaitlin Pomerantz, RAIR, Alexander Rosenberg, Jamel Shabazz, Hank Willis Thomas, Shira Walinsky and Southeast by Southeast, and Marisa Williamson.

Design and Techniques in Early Medieval Celtic Metalwork

Design and Techniques in Early Medieval Celtic Metalwork

Author: Niamh Whitfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Niamh Whitfield is a leading authority on the metalwork of early Medieval Ireland and Scotland. Celtic metalwork of the seventh to twelfth centuries is extremely accomplished technically, and she has aimed at a thorough understanding of its manufacture. She has also been concerned to place Early Medieval Celtic design in its European context, and to analyse its relationship with Anglo-Saxon and continental work, as well as its debt to traditions which ultimately originated in the Classical world. Dr Whitfield has written about subjects as diverse as the origins of the gold used in early Medieval Ireland and Scotland, the development of animal ornament and geometrical principles of design. Her archival studies have succeeded in identifying the find-spot of the celebrated 'Tara' brooch and in documenting panels of ornament which are now missing. In addition, she has explored early Irish texts for attitudes to jewellery and clothing, considered the brooch as an emblem of status, looked at how brooches were worn, and whether descriptions of clothing and accessories in an early Irish saga provide an accurate description of contemporary finery.

Fazit Realities: United

Fazit Realities: United

Author: Realities United Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

The Japanese Sword Reflections of a Nation The Yume collection

The Japanese Sword Reflections of a Nation The Yume collection

Author: John Chandler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

Over 60 Japanese Swords in gallery format covering 1000 years of technological development. The Yume Collection is a reference and educational guide into the world of Japanese swords. It takes years, if not a life time, to gain the necessary knowledge that helps collectors and practitioners appreciate the intricacies associated with these swords and to understand that as well as being a formidable weapon they are without any doubt marvels of engineering and artistic masterpieces.The eventual shape and structure of the Japanese sword, including the changes in their method of construction are invariably linked to the changes that took place in shaping the nation of Japan and the ethos of the Samurai warriors that wielded them.

Lee Lozano - Language Pieces

Lee Lozano - Language Pieces

Author: Lee Lozano Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2018

Weaving: Contemporary Makers on the Loom

Weaving: Contemporary Makers on the Loom

Author: Katie Treggiden Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Sculpting in Wire

Sculpting in Wire

Author: Cathy Miles Format: Book Release Date: 14/12/2017

This is the third book in the new 'Basics of Sculpture' series, and is in the same clear and informative step-by-step layout. Very much aimed at beginners, there are six projects of increasing difficulty, aiming to teach people how to sculpt in wire from the most basic starting point up through to soldering. The projects start off by learning about wire and using simply pliers, and then how to incorporate other materials such as tin, feathers and wool. Finally the last project includes the use of some simple silver soldering. Clear step-by-step images show the processes involved in every project. Images of fantastic sculptures in wire by contemporary artists are scattered throughout, showing everything from life-size figures to sheep, elephants and even hats.

Power Mask The Power of Masks

Power Mask The Power of Masks

Author: Walter van Beirendonck, Valeries Steele, Kaat Debo Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2017

Since the nineties, Walter Van Beirendonck has been fascinated with masks. They change your identity, invoke a certain atmosphere and have an instant impact. Many artists, among whom are Andre Breton, Pablo Picasso and even Brueghel, have been influenced by them. Power Mask - The Power of Masks elaborates on the many different aspects of masks: the link between Western art and African masks, the supernatural aspect, rituals about masks, masks in fashion or as a fetish...Walter Van Beirendonck is a truly engaged visionary and a passionate designer, artist and teacher. - Jurgi Persoons, fashion designer. Walter Van Beirendonck succeeded where I have failed; he turned me into a muscle-man instantly. He is a true artist and there's not many of them around. - Bono, lead singer of U2. Come along and take a ride into the crazy helter-skelter, inside-out, upside-down world of Walter Van Beirendonck. Colours and shapes reach psychedelic dimensions to charm and astound you. - Stephen Jones, milliner. This book accompanies an expo in the Wereldmuseum (World Museum) Rotterdam, from 1 September 2017 until 7 January 2018.

Emergency Noises Sound Art and Gender

Emergency Noises Sound Art and Gender

Author: Irene Noy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Art history traditionally concentrates on the visual. Sound has either been ignored or has been appreciated in a highly selective manner within a different discipline: music. This book is about recent attempts by artists trained in (West) Germany to provoke listening experiences to awaken the senses. Their work is revolutionary in artistic terms and in what it reveals about human relations, especially concerning issues of gender. The main focus of the book is to explore a gendered reading of the unity between the visual and the aural, a strand most prominently expressed within sound art in the period from the beginning of the 1960s to the 1980s. The book juxtaposes sources that have not been considered in conjunction with each other before and questions sound art's premise: is it a separate field or a novel way of understanding art? The study also opens up sound art to gender considerations, asking if the genre possesses the capacity to disrupt conventional, gendered role models and facilitate alternative possibilities of self-definition and agency across genders. Emergency Noises brings to light the work of underrepresented female artists and explores new intersections of sound, art and gender.

Running the City Why public art matters

Running the City Why public art matters

Author: Felicity Fenner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Leading Australian curator Felicity Fenner profiles activity-based and pop-up contemporary public art projects from Australia and around the globe. Running the City explores art projects that bring together diverse disciplines and cultures - including running, cycling, architecture and guerilla gardening. From runners taking to the streets of Sydney's CBD in Runscape to Work No. 850 where athletes sprinted through the corridors of Tate Britain, the book surveys recent art projects that utilise the city both as subject matter and a site for art. Participatory, temporary and permanent community-driven art projects reveal how public space can be activated in ways that are original, subversive, fun and unexpected. The theme of running - both in the context of athleticism and agency - underscores the artworks here. More than just site-specific public art, the art projects examined in Running the City change the way we think about and inhabit our cities. Sales Points The popularity of events such as Vivid and the Biennale show how much public art and participatory art is enjoyed by the community. It is an engaging account that will appeal to the art and design community as well as anyone interested in how our urban spaces are planned. Felicity Fenner is a well-respected and high-profile Australian curator. Foreword from City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore.

The Art of Loish A Look Behind the Scenes

The Art of Loish A Look Behind the Scenes

Author: Lois Van Baarle Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Lois van Baarle is a freelance animator/illustrator from the Netherlands who graduated in 2009 from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. Since then, her work has become very popular across the internet, with her Facebook followers closing in on one million and her Twitter account watched by over nineteen thousand eager eyes. The Art of Loish is her first art of book, and will examine her inspirations while showcasing some of her early work. Following this, the reader will learn how she developed her very distinctive style and discover advice as she discusses her working methods, offering tips on a variety of techniques that she utilizes in her art every day! The additional exclusive content of this book makes it a must-have for any lover of Loish's work!

Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7

Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7

Author: 3dtotal Publishing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2015

Now in its seventh year, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7 continues the tradition of showcasing the latest digital painting trends and techniques from industry experts, including Renee Chio and Cris Delara. Renee is a classically trained animator and self-taught illustrator with five years of experience in the animation industry and a massive fanbase. Delara is a pin-up specialist with nearly twenty years of experience in various artistic industries. In this latest volume, artists will learn how to create robot concepts, scar environments with a natural disaster, sculpt hard-surface air vehicles, craft matte paintings, and design concept cars-another must-have for any artist's shelf!