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ALL THE PEOPLE By Stephanie Barber
All the People: Very Short Stories by Stephanie Barber - InkPress Productions, 2015
2005831
Price: $15.00

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ART CRITICISM By Kerr Houston
Understand the Complexities of Art Criticism in a Straightforward and Readable Manner An Introduction to Art Criticism offers a thorough overview of art criticism as it has been practiced since the 1700s. The text is built around excerpts from the work of hundreds of historical and contemporary critics, including a substantial history of art criticism and chapters on the fundamental aspects of criticism and the formation of an individual voice. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand and appreciate the rich history of art criticism as a field and analyze the “voice” of critics. Kerr Houston is a professor of art history, theory, and criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he has taught since 2002. At MICA regularly leads seminars on art criticism, and also teaches courses in the history of art history, in ancient art, and in Islamic art and architecture. He has written for a number of journals, including Camera Obscura, Gesta, Source: Notes in the History of Art, and Early Modern Visual Culture; he has also authored criticism for several magazines and newspapers. This is his first book. - See more at: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Introduction-to-Art-Criticism-An-Histories-Strategies-Voices/9780205835942.page#sthash.Vfb3S53a.dpuf ©2013 Pearson
2005829
Price: $54.20

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BEAUTIFUL USERS: DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE By Ellen Lupton
In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfuss—widely considered the father of industrial design—pioneered a user-centered approach to design that focuses on studying people's behaviors and attitudes as a key first step in developing successful products. In the intervening years, user-centered design has expanded to undertake the needs of differently abled users and global populations as well as the design of complex systems and services. Beautiful Users explores the changing relationship between designers and users and considers a range of design methodologies and practices, from user research to hacking, open source, and the maker culture. Chronicle Books, Nov 18, 2014
2005818
Price: $21.95

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BEAUTY - COOPER HEWITT DESIGN TRIENNIAL
Published by Cooper Hewitt Edited with introduction by Andrea Lipps, Ellen Lupton. Foreword by Caroline Baumann. Interviews by Andrea Lipps, Ellen Lupton, Suvi Saloniemi. Featured image is reproduced from Beauty.Beauty--the book, born out of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's 2015 Triennial of the same name, curated by Andrea Lipps and Ellen Lupton--showcases some of the most exciting and provocative design created around the globe during the past three years. These pages aim not to emphasize the hidden beauty in the everyday--a beloved teapot or favorite shoe--but to locate transformational beauty in contemporary design that is exuberant, ethereal, atmospheric, experiential, exceptional or sublime. Sixty-two designers represent a vast range of disciplines from architecture, fashion, digital, graphic, and product design, to interiors, hair, nail and lighting design. The objects featured cause us to take pause, catch our breath and get lost in our pursuit to understand or explain them. Designed by the innovative Kimberly Varella, the book is itself a tactile, fluid and provocative interpretation of beauty. Varella's design provides unexpected points of entry, playing with the concepts of beauty by using reflective surfaces, hot pink thread weaving pages together and a "heart" of the book, from which all else flows. Ethereal, Intricate, Extravagant, Transformative, Transgressive, Elemental and Emergent Beauty are the seven themes. Each section includes the individual designers in conversation with the curators about her or his process and beauty's differing forms, punctuated by rich galleries of their work, generating the ultimate feast for the senses. Cooper Hewitt 12/29/2015
2005814
Price: $50.00

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BEYOND CRITIQUE: DIFFERENT WAYS OF TALKING ABOUT ART
Edited by Susan Waters-Eller & Joseph J. Basile. Featuring essays from Whitney Sherman, Ken Krafchek, Maren Hassinger, John Peacock, Nancy Roeder, Dennis Farber, Fletcher Mackey, Margee Morrison, Dan Dudrow, Jane Elkinton, Mina Cheon and Gabriel Kroiz. BEYOND CRITIQUE represents the collected wisdom of the artists and scholars of the Maryland Institute College of Art, on the central role of critique in the education and studio practice of artists and designers. In this series of essays, faculty from the college talk about various techniques, theories and methodologies that underpin modern critique, and why critique remains so important in the contemporary art world. Personal, immediate and engaging, the essays in BEYOND CRITIQUE will provide inspiration for artists and art educators of all stripes. Maisonneuve Press December 2, 2013
2003821
Price: $15.00

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CHRISTINE NEILL: METAPHORS OF LIGHT AND NIGHT
Catalogue for Christine Neill's solo exhibition, Metaphors of Light and Night, with an essay by Christopher Stackhouse. Included are a selection of Neill’s paintings, prints and photographs from 1995-2015 accompanied by an assortment of studies and a few favorite quotes from her notebooks & journals of a similar time frame. Copyright 2015
2005830
Price: $25.00

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CONCRETE PERCEPTION
Concrete Perception: Formalism, Architecture, and Gordon Matta-Clark - Written by Jonathan Dillon and edited by JOAN WALTEMATH & Charles Matz - Johnathan Dillon's Concrete Perception Is a visual and textual dérive which purposefully detours through the problems of formalism in order to develop a specifically architectural understanding of the art of Gordon Matta-Clark. Concerete Perception draws upon theory, history, and production but relies upon observation - upon the idea of architecture as a visual, plastic art - to identify Matta-Clark's drawings and building cuts as examples of architecture's critical self-reflection in which form and space are the radical protagonists. Crucible Press, 2015
2005835
Price: $78.00

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CROOKED TRACKS Barry Nemett
Time and places shift and collide. Scenes are set in Renaissance Italy and Hackensack, New Jersey. Through the eyes of Stephen, the main character, we see beyond historical moments and conventional minutes to focus on how we experience time in grief and joy. This heartbreaking, yet surprisingly upbeat, life-affirming story explores the influence of friends and family, the gentle force of romance, the challenge of redemption, and ultimately, the wonder of how a life can seemingly fall apart and come together at once, as it follows the crooked tracks of a youthful journey.
2001856
Price: $39.99

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DO GUNS MAKE US FREE? By Firmin DeBrabander
DO GUNS MAKE US FREE? DEMOCRACY AND THE ARMED SOCIETY - Possibly the most emotionally charged debate taking place in the United States today centers on the Second Amendment to the Constitution and the rights of citizens to bear arms. In the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut, the gun rights movement, headed by the National Rifle Association, appears more intractable than ever in its fight against gun control laws. The core argument of Second Amendment advocates is that the proliferation of firearms is essential to maintaining freedom in America, providing private citizens with a defense against possible government tyranny, and thus safeguarding all our other rights. But is this argument valid? Do guns indeed make us free? In this insightful and eye-opening analysis, the first philosophical examination of every aspect of the contentious and uniquely American debate over guns, Firmin DeBrabander examines the claims offered in favor of unchecked gun ownership. By exposing the contradictions and misinterpretations inherent in the case presented by gun rights supporters, this provocative volume demonstrates that an armed society is not a free society but one that actively hinders democratic participation. Firmin DeBrabander, an associate professor of philosophy at Maryland Institute College of Art, has written social and political commentary for numerous publications, including the Baltimore Sun, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, and the New York Times. He lives in Baltimore, MD. Yale University Press May 19, 2015
97803002893
Price: $30.00

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GEOLOCATION By Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman
Photographs by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman. Texts by Kate Palmer Albers, Jamie Allen, Chad Alligood, Julia Dolan, Mark Alice Durant, Paul Soulellis, Michael Wolf, Natalie Zelt. Larson and Shindelman use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Twitter estimates there are over 450 million tweets daily worldwide, creating a new level of digital noise. Geolocation is a means for situating this virtual communication in the physical realm, exploring cities 140 characters at a time through the lives of others. Flash Powder Projects 2016
2005827
Price: $50.00

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