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  1. Young Frank Architect

    Young Frank is an aspiring architect. He lives with his grandfather, Old Frank, who is also an architect, and his spotted dog, Eddie. Using anything he finds—macaroni, pillows, toilet paper, shoes—Young Frank likes to make buildings that twist, chairs with zigzag legs, and even entire cities. But Old Frank disapproves, saying architects only create buildings. One day they go to The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. There, they see work by two famous architects named Frank: Frank Gehry's cardboard wiggly chair and Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City project, among other things. Old Frank sees that architects can do more than he thought they could. Together, Old Frank and Young Frank go home and create structures of every shape and size, "tall ones, squat ones, tubular ones, and just plain weird ones," using whatever they can get their hands on, even cookies! At the end of the day, Young Frank feels a little older, and Old Frank feels a little younger—and a little wiser.

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    $16.95
  2. Yaka: Visions of Africa Series

    By Arthur P. Bourgeois Trim Size: 6 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄2 ISBN: 978-88-7439-515-6 EAN: 9788874395156 Page Count: 160 Illustrations: 62 color illustrations and 21 black-and-white Format: Paperback The Yaka, a tribe in the southwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have for over a century produced figurative statuettes, masks, and other objects that have fascinated Western scholars, collectors, and explorers. This impressive book brings together some of the earliest examples, as well as some of the most visually striking, and explores their uses in installation and initiation ceremonies and curative rituals, examining their relationship to leadership, divination, and sorcery. Colonial influences as well as "anti-fetish" religious movements are studied for their impact on Yaka traditional art. The book includes 21 black-and-white illustrations and drawings accompanying the text, 62 color plates with commentary, and an annotated bibliography. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Arthur P. Bourgeois is Professor Emeritus in Art History at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.

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    $39.95
  3. Weaving New Worlds: Southeastern Cherokee Women and Their Basketry

    by Sarah H. Hill Softcover 414 pages 7" W x 10" H ISBN: 9780807846506 In this innovative study, Sarah Hill illuminates the history of Southeastern Cherokee women by examining changes in their basketry. Based in tradition and made from locally gathered materials, baskets evoke the lives and landscapes of their makers. Incorporating written, woven, and spoken records, Hill demonstrates that changes in Cherokee basketry signal important transformations in Cherokee culture. Over the course of three centuries, Cherokees developed four major basketry traditions, each based on a different material - rivercane, white oak, honeysuckle, and maple. Hill traces how the incorporation of each new material occurred in the context of lived experience, ecological processes, social conditions, economic circumstances, and historical eras. She demonstrates that while the inclusion of new materials from the time of the Cherokee removal into the present day testifies to deep levels of social and ecological change, the retention of old materials suggests the persistence of certain values, customs, and concepts in Cherokee life. Drawing on such diverse sources as Cherokee myths, government documents, museum collections, store records, interviews with contemporary Cherokee weavers, and firsthand accounts by travelers, traders, and missionaries, Hill presents Cherokee women as shapers and subjects of change.

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    $30.00
  4. Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints

    by Kendall Brown Softcover 216 pages 385 Color Illustrations 11 3/4" W x 12" H ISBN 978-9004-284654 Known as Japan's premier "poet of place," Kawase Hasui is one of the most popular landscape artists of the twentieth century. This richly illustrated catalogue spans Kawase Hasui's most imaginative period - the years from 1918 to the Great Earthquake of 1923. An important contributor to the early shin-hanga (new print) movement, Hasui crafted distinctive landscapes that also recall artistic traditions ranging from ukiyo-e and French Japanisme to Post-Impressionist painting.

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  5. Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

    As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans. . .

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    $17.00
  6. VMFA Visitor Guide

    Visitor Guide for the VMFA Softcover 80 pages 6" W x 9" H ISBN: 978-1-85759-971-8 The publication of this book is made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. Robert H. Smith.

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    $5.99
  7. Visions of Africa: Luba

    Sculpture of the Luba peoples of south0eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is among African's most magnificent forms of expression. An aesthetic suggesting calm dignity through harmonious forms transcends cultures and time. But what is "beauty" to Luba themselves? In this book, Luba people explain how beauty is as beauty does: works of art must work to protect, promote, and heal individuals and communities, much as sacred icons do in world religions like Christianity. Central to Luba artistry is the lukasa, a seemingly simple but extradorarily sophisticated device that aids memory and the making of histories. Stools, staffs, figures, and complex choreographies complement the lukasa as Luba culture is remembered, produced, and transformed, even during recent civil unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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    $34.95
  8. Visions of Africa: Bamum

    Located in the Grassfields region of modern Cameroon, ever since its beginnings in the late sixteenth century, the Bamum kingdom gave the utmost importance to the role of art in visualizing the spirit and essence of the state, and as a means of forging a distinct and unique Bamum identity. For this reason, the kings surrounded themselves with artists who worked exclusively for the court and the country's elite, creating stunning thrones, masks, and exquisite objects of use. To this day, artists of this kingdom produce large-scale works, among them wooden thrones, stools, masks, and sculptures often covered with beads, but now for the international market. This book explores the history of the Bamum court arts and the art forms that flourished outside the royal realm, presenting world-renowned sculptures in wood and metal, and setting these works into their larger historical and cultural contexts. It focuses on the complex ways in which Bamum monarchs and their artists melded old and new media adn techniques, a process that culminated under the visionary leadership of Sultan Ibrahim Njoya, the seventeenth king, who ruled from 1187/7 to 1931.

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    $34.95
  9. Virginia 360: Photographs by Thomas Schiff

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    Photographs by Thomas R. Schiff
    Foreword by Alex Nyerges
    Introduction by Richard Guy Wilson
    Includes Artist Statement
    Hardcover
    157 pages
    15" W x 8 1/2" H

    Stunning panoramic photographs of Virginia museums, historic homes, churches, government buildings, public spaces and colleges.

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    Regular Price: $35.95

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