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3 Parallel Artworlds: 100 Art Things From Chinese Modern History3 Parallel Artworlds: 100 Art Things From Chinese Modern History by Chang Tsong-Zung; Gao Shiming (Eds.)

This monumental new book, with essays by a spectrum of international art historians, critical theorists and artists, presents a fresh, new approach to understanding the development of modern and contemporary Chinese art through the art historical and critical framework of'three parallel artworlds'. The'100 Art Things' of the book's title refers to the special selection of 100 artworks shown in the 'Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies' exhibition in January 2014, the narrative of which was constructed around this theoretical framework.

300 Tang Poem - Volume 1 & 2 In Small-Standard-Script Calligraphy300 Tang Poem - Volume 1 & 2 In Small-Standard-Script Calligraphy by Daniel Ck Lau

This book represents the culmination of Dr Daniel Lau's pursuit of Chinese calligraphy. Adopting the traditional format of horizontal handscrolls, the original 18-metre long work that forms the basis of the book presents an intriguing synergy between Lau's exacting transcriptions of Tang-era poems in small character standard script, and complementary self-inscriptions in big-character seal script. Characterised by a strong sense of pliancy in handling the brush, Lau's work emphasizes the rhythm of the 'lifting' and 'pressing' of the brush tip and the contrast between light and heavy strokes. The results are enchanting, tinged with expressive touches and rich tonal variations.

Story Of Cheong Soo Pieng, TheStory Of Cheong Soo Pieng, The by Ho Sou Ping

This is the first bilingual publication on the life and art of revered art master, Cheong Soo Pieng. A pioneer of the Nanyang art movement and an eminent figure in the development of fine art in Singapore, Cheong Soo Pieng (b. 1917 - 1983) is widely regarded as one of the most prolific artists of his generation. The book contains up to 200 artwork illustrations, including a large number of never-been-seen works in various private collections. Apart from discussing Soo Pieng's multifaceted practice, the content has been chronologically outlined to help readers understand the diverse styles that emerged and were synthesized during the different periods of the artist's career.

Treasures From Asia's Oldest Museum: Buddhist Art From The Indian Museum, KolkataTreasures From Asia's Oldest Museum: Buddhist Art From The Indian Museum, Kolkata by

Published by the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, this book explores a thousand years of Buddhist art made in India through masterpieces of sculpture. Drawn from the collection of the Indian Museum in Kolkata, the objects show the development of narratives of the Buddha's life, symbols used to represent the religion, and depictions of the Buddha and bodhisattvas. Key objects are drawn from the Bharhut stupa, from ancient Gandhara, and an impressive group from the Pala Empire.

Art Plural: Voices Of Contemporary ArtArt Plural: Voices Of Contemporary Art by Peppiatt, Michael

Art is now a globalized phenomenon, with artists from all corners of the world showing their works on an international stage as never before. How do we begin to understand the ensuing multitude of different directions in contemporary art? In Art Plural: Voices of Contemporary Art world-renowned art historian and writer Michael Peppiatt joins with Swiss gallerist Frédéric de Senarclens of Art Plural Gallery, as well as over 25 leading contemporary artists, to share their thoughts on this diverse art scene. While Peppiatt frames their work in a historical context, the artists themselves reflect deeply on their influences, styles, techniques and messages through personal interviews in this lavishly illustrated book.

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist As CollectorMagnificent Obsessions: The Artist As Collector by

Throughout history artists have collected objects for professional and private reasons. Picasso, for example, collected African and Oceanic art. This book takes a look at the private collecting habits of modern and contemporary artists including Arman, Peter Blake, Hanne Darboven, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Dr Lakra, Sol LeWitt, Martin Parr, Jim Shaw, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Andy Warhol, Pae White, Martin Wong and Danh Vo. Their holdings range from mass-produced memorabilia and popular collectibles, such as cookie jars and children's toys owned by Warhol, to unique curiosities and specimens, like Blake's collection of Walter Potter taxidermy and other curios and rarefied artifacts, such as Japanese antiquities owned by Sugimoto. Presented alongside key examples of their work, these objects provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions of their owners.

Paintings That Revolutionized Art, ThePaintings That Revolutionized Art, The by

What makes the Book of Kells such an extraordinary example of illuminated manuscript? Why is Durer's self-portrait so iconic? How did Turner's Rain, Steam, Speed turn the art world on its head? Art history is filled with paintings that shocked, intrigued, enraged and mystified their audiences - paintings that exemplified the period in which they were created and forever changed the way we think. Here, one hundred examples of these icons of art are presented in beautiful, high-quality reproductions. Each double-page spread features lavish illustrations and details as well as engaging texts that explain why the painting belongs in the pantheon of world-changing art.

Sanyu: Catalogue Raisonné Drawings And WatercolorsSanyu: Catalogue Raisonné Drawings And Watercolors by Wong, Rita

This is the third in a series of four books that is dedicated to documenting all known artworks by Sanyu. This catalogue includes 211 known watercolors by Sanyu, as well as selected drawings that serve as a sampling of Sanyu's drawing styles. As the sheer number of drawings (1,840) precludes any practicality of printing them all on paper, a complete image index on flash drive is included. Previously published catalogue raisonnes include two volumes of Sanyu's oil paintings. The fourth book, planned for publication in 2015, will catalogue the artist's prints. This series of publications devoted to the art of Sanyu is part of the Archives of Modern Chinese Art, a program of the Li Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.

Quaint Quarterly Issue #02: ProgressQuaint Quarterly Issue #02: Progress by Gonzalez, Jonathan (Ed.)

Quaint Quarterly is an independent print journal curating curiosities from the four corners of the web. Primarily focused on long-form articles and eye-catching illustrations, all the content is handpicked for readers who want to read challenging and insightful materials in a well-crafted format. Issue #02 includes the work of writers and visual artists who greatly contributed to imagining the future, be it from a literary standpoint - science fiction - or from an institutional perspective. From new modes of transport and communication machines to transformed social norms, these thinkers defied the unwritten laws of academia and the known limitations of technology to envision countless advances that would, for better or for worse, completely change the way we live.

Luminous Depths: A Contemporary Project On The MuseumLuminous Depths: A Contemporary Project On The Museum by Lee Mingwei; Alan Chong

This book chronicles, through photographs and an extended interview with the artist, an installation at the Peranakan Museum. Artist Lee Mingwei that explored issues of archaeology, memory, connoisseurship, and rebirth in this work of art that invited visitor participation. Lee's creation was inspired by his first visit to the museum: upon entering, he recalled his grandparents' home, where light cascading from the skylight, sounds, and aromas coming from different floors, "became a sort of multisensory symphony in my mind".

Journey In Art: Retrospective Exhibition By Fan Shao HuaJourney In Art: Retrospective Exhibition By Fan Shao Hua by

To record the artist's 40 years' journey in painting, this book is published on the occasion of Journey in Art: Retrospective Exhibition by Fan Shao Hua, organised by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, from 21 March - 8 April 2015. This richly illustrated publication contains extensive writing from art critics, and includes many pages of artworks from the artist's early works as well as his sketches and paintings in various mediums and themes.

Journey In Art: Retrospective Exhibition By Fan Shao HuaJourney In Art: Retrospective Exhibition By Fan Shao Hua by

To record the artist's 40 years' journey in painting, this book is published on the occasion of Journey in Art: Retrospective Exhibition by Fan Shao Hua, organised by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, from 21 March - 8 April 2015. This richly illustrated publication contains extensive writing from art critics, and includes many pages of artworks from the artist's early works as well as his sketches and paintings in various mediums and themes.

Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014 by

The triennial Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize was inaugurated in 2008 by the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation and Singapore Art Museum. Recognising the most outstanding contemporary work by both emerging and established artists over the last three years, the prize puts the spotlight on compelling works of visual art from across the Asia Pacific region. This comprehensive exhibition catalogue features works nominated and exhibited during the third edition in 2014. A total of 105 works were nominated from 24 countries and territories, and a juried panel selected 15 finalist works which were shown at the museum. Staying true to contemporary practice, the entries for the 2014 edition demonstrate a diversity of medium, innovative approaches to genre and materials, and strong conceptual ideas. The critical essays and artist and nominators' statements in this volume address topical issues and collectively shed light on the region's contemporary art landscape and also on concerns and conversations relevant in society today.

Auspicious Designs: Batik For Peranakan AltarsAuspicious Designs: Batik For Peranakan Altars by Lee, Peter; Fiona Kerlogue

This catalogue focuses on a group of 72 batik altar cloths recently donated to the Peranakan Museum. Families traditionally used embroidered cloths made in southern China, but in the early 20th century, the cloths began to be made of Javanese batik. Essays by Peter Lee, discussing the use and historical context of altar cloths in Southeast Asia, and by Fiona Kerlogue, on the significance of the designs on the cloths, complement beautifully illustrated entries on each cloth.

Huang Rui: The Stars Period 1977-1984Huang Rui: The Stars Period 1977-1984 by Huang Rui (Ed.)

Huang Rui: The Stars Period is one of a very few books to be published about late-1970s avant garde art in China - and it certainly stands as one of the most extensive and insightful statements on this important genre ever attempted. Illustrated with images of more than 200 works by Huang Rui plus more than 200 archival photographs, the book goes on to describe the Stars Group, which pioneered many of the themes and techniques in Chinese contemporary art. Essays by important scholars and critics such as Wu Hung, Lü Peng and Shu Yang give additional context for this exciting period in Chinese artistic and cultural history spanning from 1977 to 1984. A number of the pictures, invitations, and magazines related to the exhibitions and events discussed in this book are newly rediscovered archival materials and are republished here for the first time.

25,000 Years Of Jewelry25,000 Years Of Jewelry by Eichhorn-Johannsen, Maren; Adelheid Rasche (Eds.)

Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, this collection of jewellery through the ages links cultures and eras to show how the design, wearing, and collecting of personal adornment has evolved over the ages. They range from classic items such as necklaces, rings and earrings to less common items with origins in non-European cultures. The book features jewellery ranging from the splendid crowns of ancient Greece, gold earrings from Babylon and jewelled collars worn by 13th-century Islamic royalty to more modern pieces such as those contained in the imperial collection of Queen Louise of Prussia, Art Nouveau jewellery designed by Rene Lalique, and work by contemporary designers. This chronologically arranged survey includes numerous brief essays and nearly 400 illustrations with detailed captions, making it an ideal reference for anyone interested in cultural history, the history of jewellery, or the art and craft of jewellery making.

Eat & Go: Branding And Design For Takeaways & RestaurantsEat & Go: Branding And Design For Takeaways & Restaurants by Corkett, Tom

Takeout food is a booming business, with more and more restaurants providing not only in-house table service, but also dishes to be eaten elsewhere. However, providing suitable packaging for their food that allows diners to enjoy the restaurant experience at home represents a real challenge, for both restaurants and designers.

Infographics: Designing & Visualizing DataInfographics: Designing & Visualizing Data by

In a world shaped by waves of information, it is of vital importance to develop effective strategic methods of making key data stand out to its target audience. Infographics, which are now used regularly by organizations worldwide, have become a key method for achieving this aim. This book is a comprehensive reference guide for this vital technique.

Logograma: Logo Design For Dynamic IdentitiesLogograma: Logo Design For Dynamic Identities by

By varying its logo, an organization can create a brand which is vivid, fresh, and expressive. Infinite possibilities are unleashed through the vitality of the dynamic logos featured in this book. Each project highlights the secrets to successfully making changes in logo colors, form, and typography, demonstrating the visual impact such changes have on audiences and adaptation in quickly changing environments.

New Signage Design: Connecting People And SpaceNew Signage Design: Connecting People And Space by

The proliferation of public places and spaces has created a shared environment which increasingly interacts with people living or passing through them. In such a context, signage design has become a decisive element when connecting spaces and people, going beyond orientation skills in order to create a deeper sensorial experience, which this book reflects in great detail.