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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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£54,00
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Arts of Iran in Istanbul and Anatolia Seven Essays
ISBN: PB: 9780674987340, Harvard University Press, December 2018
225 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 67 halftones
Many spectacular examples of Persianate art survive to the present day, safeguarded in Istanbul and beyond – celebrating the glory of the Persian Empire (and, later, the Ottoman Empire). These include illustrated books, featuring exquisitely painted...
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£17,00
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Still Points
ISBN: HB: 9780873658706, Harvard University Press, October 2018
112 pp., 29.2x23.5 cm, 53 colour illus., 21 halftones
"Still Points" is a collection of remarkable and evocative still photographs taken by award-winning nonfiction filmmaker and author Robert Gardner during his anthropological and filming expeditions around the world. Thousands of his original photogra...
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Sculpture and Coins Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector
ISBN: HB: 9780674428379, Harvard University Press, September 2018
270 pp., 16x10.8 cm, 20 halftones
This volume addresses the question of the relation between sculpture and coins – or large statuary and miniature art – in the private and public domain. It originates in the Harvard Art Museums 2011 Ilse and Leo Mildenberg interdisciplinary symposium...
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Juggling the Middle Ages A Medieval Coloring Book
ISBN: PB: 9780884024385, Harvard University Press, September 2018
32 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 23 line illus.
Once upon a time, there lived in France a humble juggler, Barnaby by name, who was skillful but suffered every winter from poverty. A devotee of the Virgin, he had few failings apart from enjoying drink a little too much. One day he met a monk, who p...
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Art of Jazz FORM/PERFORMANCE/NOTES
ISBN: PB: 9780674980266, Harvard University Press, February 2018
160 pp., 25.4x22.9 cm, 109 colour illus.
This catalogue documents the exhibition "Art of Jazz", a collaborative installation at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art with one section ("FORM") installed at the Harvard Art Museums. The book explores the intersection o...
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£36,00
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And Again Photographs from the Harvard Forest
ISBN: HB: 9780674980273, Harvard University Press, February 2018
136 pp., 25.4x21 cm, 70 colour illus., 1 halftone
John Hirsch chronicles the research, scientists, and ephemera of the Harvard Forest – a 3,750-acre research forest in Petersham, Massachusetts. Essays by David Foster, Clarisse Hart, and Margot Anne Kelley expand the scope of this photographic explor...
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Anime Boom in United States Lessons for Global Creative Industries
ISBN: HB: 9780674976993, Harvard University Press, January 2018
220 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 colour illus., 4 halftones
"The Anime Boom in the United States" provides a comprehensive and empirically-grounded study of the various stages of anime marketing and commercial expansion into the United States. It also examines the supporting organizational and cultural proces...
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£28,00
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Justinianic Mosaics of Hagia Sophia and Their Aftermath
ISBN: HB: 9780884024231, Harvard University Press, November 2017
378 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 246 colour illus., 44 halftones
The architectural jewel of Constantinople is the church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), constructed 532-537 CE. Although the edifice built by Justinian remains almost intact, only some of its original mosaics survive. In the first comprehensive study,...
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£64,00
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Pious Fashion How Muslim Women Dress
ISBN: HB: 9780674976160, Harvard University Press, September 2017
250 pp., 21x14 cm, 21 colour illus.
For many Westerners, the Islamic veil is the ultimate sign of women's oppression. But Elizabeth Bucar's take on clothing worn by Muslim women is a far cry from this older feminist attitude toward veiling. She argues that modest clothing represents mu...
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£21,00
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