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Cultural Histories of the Material World
ISBN: PB: 9781941792186, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, November 2019
295 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Bringing together the work of over twenty international scholars from various disciplines, "Cultural Histories of the Material World" provides a substantial collection of works that explore materiality and material culture from a historical perspecti...
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£19,00
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Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity
ISBN: PB: 9781941792124, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, March 2018
200 pp., 22x17.7 cm, 32 colour plates, 80 halftones, 45 line drawings
The transition from roll to codex as the standard format of the book is one of the most culturally significant innovations of Late Antiquity".The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity" examines surviving evidence in order to better understand how this t...
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£22,50
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Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
ISBN: PB: 9781941792131, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, March 2018
220 pp., 22x17.7 cm, 100 colour plates
Anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson were pioneers in using visual anthropological techniques to study the aesthetics of bodily motion in Bali. What is less well known is that they also collected textiles, paintings, puppets, and carving...
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£22,50
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Ways of Making and Knowing The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge
ISBN: PB: 9781941792117, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, February 2018
430 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 91 colour plates, 2 tables
Although craftspeople and artists often work with natural materials, the notion that making art can constitute a means of knowing nature is a novel one. This book, with contributions from historians of science, medicine, art, and material culture, sh...
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£26,50
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Ex Voto Votive Giving Across Cultures
ISBN: HB: 9781941792056, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, March 2017
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 75 colour plates
Derived from Latin ex voto suscepto "in pursuance of a vow", an ex voto embodies the hopes, dreams, and anxieties of the person who deposits it. Almost anything, regardless of size, weight, form, or original function, can become a votive object. Ulti...
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£49,00
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In Space We Read Time On the History of Civilization and Geopolitics
ISBN: HB: 9781941792087, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, February 2017
550 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 42 halftones
History is usually thought of as a tale of time, a string of events flowing in a particular chronological order. But as Karl Schlogel shows in this groundbreaking book, the where of history is just as important as the when. Schlogel relishes space th...
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£34,00
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Design by the Book Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli Tu
ISBN: PB: 9781941792100, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, January 2017
128 pp., 22.2x17.8 cm, 14 colour plates, 80 halftones
Today, China's classical antiquity is often studied through recovered artifacts, but before this practice became widespread, scholars instead reconstructed the distant past through classical texts and transmitted illustrations. Among the most importa...
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£22,50
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Frontier Shores Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania
ISBN: PB: 9781941792070, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, September 2016
128 pp., 22.2x17.7 cm, 47 colour plates
In the late nineteenth century, the growing discipline of anthropology was both a powerful tool of colonial control and an ideological justification for it. As European empires and their commercial reach expanded, different populations became intertw...
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Revisions Zen for Film
ISBN: PB: 9781941792049, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, September 2015
220 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm, 22 halftones
How do works of art endure over time in the face of aging materials and changing interpretations of their meaning? How do decay, technological obsolescence, and the blending of old and new media affect what an artwork is and can become? And how can c...
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£19,00
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Anthropology of Expeditions Travel, Visualities, Afterlives
ISBN: HB: 9781941792001, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, July 2015
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones
In the West at the turn of the twentieth century, public understanding of science and the world was shaped in part by expeditions to Asia, North America, and the Pacific".The Anthropology of Expeditions" draws together contributions from anthropologi...
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