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Pesona Hulu Keris: The Beauty Of Kris Hilt From The Collection Of Aswin WirjadiPesona Hulu Keris: The Beauty Of Kris Hilt From The Collection Of Aswin Wirjadi by

The various shapes of kris hilts are an art manifestation, often with mythological contents and background stories. This beautifully illustrated book, bilingual in English and Bahasa Indonesia, showcases the beauty of a range of kris hilts. Includes bibliographical references in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Bromo: A Perpetual ReminderBromo: A Perpetual Reminder by Sigit Pramono

One of Sigit Pramono's collections of photography, the photos in this book were taken over a time span of more or less six years, and also contains poems from a prominent poet and senior journalist Goenawan Mohamad.

Bromo: The Majestic Mystical MountainBromo: The Majestic Mystical Mountain by Sigit Pramono

Bromo has become the icon that represents the entire Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. Sigit Pramono's choice using the panoramic format in creating material for this BROMO photography book is an optimal choice for presenting the astonishing soul of the Tengger area.

Dunia Batik: Seorang JultinDunia Batik: Seorang Jultin by E.A Natanegara: Judi Knight Achjadi

Sejak Dahulu berbagai peristiwa ekonomi, sosial, politik, budaya telah membuat Jawa Barat menjadi belanga pencampuran berbagai budaya. Ini semua terlihat dari kain yang diproduksi, terutama pengaruh dari provinsi tetangga (Jawa Tengah), sebagai salah satu pengaruh tebesar yang jejak-jejaknya begitu jelas selain pengaruh bangsa asing yang kental mewarnai batik di pesisir Pantai Utara Provinsi Jawa Barat. Buku ini bukan saja membahas perkembangan batik Jawa Barat, tetapi juga memperkenalkan secara singkat budaya tekstil/kain di Tatar Sunda. Koleksi pribadi Jultin H. Kartasasmita yang ada didalam buku ini menjadi cerminan kayanya budaya batik di Provinsi Jawa Barat.

EastwardEastward by Westlake, Martin

Martin Westlake is a British photographer who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, since 1988. His photographs have been published in magazines, newspapers and books worldwide. This book is a compilation of his works over 20 years of living and travelling in Asia.

Warm Nights, Deathless Days: The Life Of Georgette ChenWarm Nights, Deathless Days: The Life Of Georgette Chen by Liew, Sonny

Warm Nights, Deathless Days: The Life of Georgette Chen is Eisner-nominated comic artist Sonny Liew's response to the legacy of one of Singapore's most prominent pioneer artists Georgette Chen (1906-1993). The result is a moving portrait of Chen's life, thoughts, and dreams, a charming chronicle of her days as a precocious young painter to her winning of Singapore's prestigious Cultural Medallion in 1982. Richly illustrated in a soft, milky palette, the comic captures the quiet space of art and friendship that Chen sheltered amid a turbulent backdrop of political turmoil and personal hardship.

Space Structure 1983-1986Space Structure 1983-1986 by Huang Rui

As the prominent figure of the Stars Group, Huang Rui spearheaded the contemporary art movement in China. His rebellious spirit and independent creativity have impacted the influential traditional thinking and system pressure. His art works are the most unique and peculiar, but at the same time they are filled with critical thinking towards the nature of art. This catalogue is a review of Huang Rui's early abstract paintings between 1983 to 1986

Space Structure 1983-1986Space Structure 1983-1986 by Huang Rui

As the prominent figure of the Stars Group, Huang Rui spearheaded the contemporary art movement in China. His rebellious spirit and independent creativity have impacted the influential traditional thinking and system pressure. His art works are the most unique and peculiar, but at the same time they are filled with critical thinking towards the nature of art. This catalogue is a review of Huang Rui's early abstract paintings between 1983 to 1986

Reflections In Nanyang: Recent Works By Alumni Artists - Club Nafa 10Th Anniversary Art Exhibition by Lim, Iris

105 alumni and friends of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) from Singapore and beyond have come together for a joint exhibition, 'Reflections in Nanyang: Recent works by alumni artists', to celebrate Club NAFA's 10th anniversary. Club NAFA was established in 2004 as a platform for alumni, staff and friends of NAFA to network and foster deeper friendships while promoting artistic dialogue among the community. 'Reflections in Nanyang' showcases a medley of subject matter depicted in oil, acrylic, watercolour, Chinese ink, mixed media, print, metal relief and ceramic, representative of the various art forms taught at NAFA. The visual language of 105 artists from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia offers a fresh perspective into art-making in the Southeast Asia region today, a language which imbibes the Nanyang spirit of creative pursuit underwritten by a strong artistic tradition. The participating artists include second generation artists Tay Chee Toh and Tan Kian Por who are also Cultural Medallion recipients, Young Artist Award recipient and NAFA lecturer Lim Poh Teck as well as former NAFA presidents Choo Thiam Siew and Ho Kah Leong. Many of the alumni artists were taught by the pioneer artists of Singapore who were an integral part of NAFA in its early days, and many returned to their alma mater to nurture the next generation of arts talents.

Fan Chang Tien: The Literati Artist 1907-1987 by

Fan Chang Tien was an influential Chinese-Singaporean ink artist. He was taught by Wang Geyi and was a second-generation disciple of the grand master of the Shanghai School, Wu Changshuo. After arriving in Singapore Fan went on to teach a whole generation of important Singaporean artists that included Chua Ek Kay and Ling Cher Eng. Fan Chang Tien: The Literati Artist brings together over 160 of the artist's finest works, many from his family's private collection and previously unpublished. This book is separated into four main sections: Landscapes & Figures, Bamboo and Other Black and Whites, Birds, Flowers & Fish, and Selection from the National Collection, Singapore. There are also informative bilingual essays from pre-eminent experts in Chinese ink art as well as pieces written by Fan's daughter that give an insight into his life and inspiration. The poetry that is featured on many of Fan's artworks has been translated into English for the first time.

Stranger's Stranger, The by Ong, Terry; John Clang

"For several years, Mani Rao has been cutting her own fiercely singular path through the thickets of our language; with each new book her compositional values become both more light and more precise, and her gestures - for this is a poetry of intense ellipsis - more sure, more instantaneous, more stunning." ~ Vivek Narayanan"

Art Of Sports Photography, TheArt Of Sports Photography, The by Aspland, Marc

One of today's most accomplished sports photographers, Marc Aspland, presents the highlights of a storied career documenting incredible moments in sports. The Chief Sports Photographer of the London Times, Marc Aspland has been capturing the beauty and drama of sports for a quarter of a century. This elegant and luxuriously designed book contains more than one hundred images from the photographer's personal archive.

Alp: Alpine Landscape PicturesAlp: Alpine Landscape Pictures by Unverzart, Olaf

An accomplished young photographer, Olaf Unverzart, takes on an age-old subject and transforms the way we see the Alps. Disappearing glaciers, the steeply inclined asphalt roads of the Tour de France, machinery crushed by avalanches, or huge cement fortifications imbedded in rock and defying nature - Unverzart's large-format images focus on the marks humankind leaves behind when attempting to master nature.

Dennis StockDennis Stock by Corbijn, Anton (Foreword)

This stunning book is a paean to Dennis Stock, a photographer whose intimate portraits captured iconic figures and historic moments. A member of the historic Magnum Photos cooperative, Dennis Stock took classic portraits of actors, jazz singers, and hippies, as well as photographs of the natural beauty of Hawaii, the Far East, Japan, and Alaska.

Storyteller: The Photographs Of Duane MichalsStoryteller: The Photographs Of Duane Michals by Linda Benedict-Jones

Accompanying a retrospective of the pioneering photographer, this volume of more than 75 original works will thrill Duane Michals aficionados, while introducing younger viewers to an innovative artist who redefined the role of the photograph in artistic expression. Penetrating essays situate Michals within the history of 20th-century photography, explore the artist's images of sexual identity and sensuality, examine his legacy today, and address the childlike aspects of his work.

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860 by Taylor, Roger; Crispin Branfoot

This volume on Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902), who photographed extensively in India and Burma in the mid-19th century, offers brilliant pictures that display the unusual combination of a surveyor's eye and an artist's passion. This sumptuous volume features photographs from Tripe's two major expeditions: to Burma in 1854 and to southeast India in 1857. Essays explore the evolution of his practice and the importance of the sites he recorded.

Floral Jewels: From The World's Leading DesignersFloral Jewels: From The World's Leading Designers by Woolton,Carol

From the vaults of the world's most esteemed jewelers, this lavishly illustrated treasury features gem-laden blooms that will never fade away. Divided into four seasons--and the flowers that bloom in them--this book explores the history of flowers in the fine jewelry world and features dazzling illustrations, original sketches and gouache paintings showing how these blooms have been translated into pieces that are both priceless and ageless.

Fashion GermanyFashion Germany by Rink, Martina

This book presents Germany's increasingly important role in the world of fashion and tells the inside story of the designers, creative directors, stylists, and photographers, who have placed the country on the style map. In this striking collection of profiles, personal interviews, and photographs, author Martina Rink has assembled a fascinating and comprehensive picture of the people who have helped establish Germany as a driving force in cutting edge fashion.

50 Portraits You Should Know50 Portraits You Should Know by Finger, Brad

This wide-ranging collection of 50 iconic portraits includes works by many of the world's most renowned artists, each with their own style, technique, and story to tell. Arranged chronologically, each of the 50 masterworks in this book exemplifies a moment in history, or a turning point in the artist's career. An introductory essay on the history and importance of the portrait in art history and brief biographies of each artist round out this survey.

Degenerate Art: The Attack On Modern Art In Nazi Germany 1937Degenerate Art: The Attack On Modern Art In Nazi Germany 1937 by Peters, Olaf (Ed.)

This book accompanies the first major museum exhibition devoted to a reconstruction of the infamous Nazi display of modern art since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The book contains reflections on the genesis and evolution of the term "degenerate art" and details of the National Socialist policy on art. The book also presents the after-effects of the attack on modernism that are felt even today.