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  1. Yiddish Cuisine

    Yiddish Cuisine Authentic and Delicious Jewish Recipes Florence Kahn Hardcover 144 pages, 8 1/4 x 11 full-color photographs ISBN 3-8480-1028-3 Just like religious festivals, songs, or humor, cuisine is a constitutive part of the Jewish tradition. In this book, Parisian delicatessen-owner Florence Kahn shares with us century-old Yiddish recipes that not only feed the hungry, but also delight the soul. Classics of Jewish cuisine, including meals for religious holidays, are explained step-by-step and illustrated by mouth-watering photographs. Florence Kahn's easy-to-follow recipes unite the best of Yiddish traditions with a contemporary approach and show the diversity of Jewish cooking. The author's tips on recipes variations and her explanations about the origins of dishes are a great addition to the contents.

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    $19.99
  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. What I Know....Poems of Life

    by Y.B. Taylor Softcover 6" W x 9" H 64 pages ISBN : 9781438970073 “What I Know…Poems of Life” takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions, experiencing laughter, tears, a-ha moments, comprehension and rage. The poems provide a glimmer of being black in America, the comprehensive “charge” of being a woman, and the challenge of facing and surviving the unknown. There are poems addressing the abomination of slavery, the inequity of Jim Crow, the fight for civil rights and integration as well as the gloriousness of election night 2008. There are poems that will bring a smile to readers’ lips as they travel down memory lane and revisit Nadinola, Dixie Peach, doo-wopping and Ed Sullivan, which were staples in many black neighborhoods. Based on written and oral history, current events, hearsay and actual experiences of the author and others known to the author, these poems provide discussion points, especially for younger readers born from mid-1960s and later.

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    $14.95
  4. 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
  5. 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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    $39.99
  6. Warhol

    by Klaus Honnef Hardcover 8.3 x 10.2 in. 96 pages ISBN 978-3-8365-4389-7 Andy Warhol (1928–1987) is hailed as the most important proponent of the Pop Art movement. A critical and creative observer of American society, he explored key themes of consumerism, materialism, media, and celebrity. Drawing on contemporary advertisements, comic strips, consumer products, and Hollywood’s most famous faces, Warhol proposed a radical reevaluation of what constituted artistic subject matter. Through Warhol, a Campbell’s soup can and Coca Cola bottle became as worthy of artistic status as any traditional still life. At the same time, Warhol reconfigured the role of the artist. Famously stating “I want to be a machine,” he systematically reduced the presence of his own authorship, working with mass-production methods and images, as well as dozens of assistants in a studio he dubbed The Factory. This book introduces Warhol’s multifaceted, prolific oeuvre, which revolutionized distinctions between “high” and “low” art and integrated ideas of living, producing, and consuming that remain central questions of modern experience. About the series Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

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    $15.00
  7. Vogue: The Jewellery

    by Carol Woolton Hardcover 304 pages 11x14.5 ISBN-13: 978-1840916577 From couture to costume jewellery, the brilliant pieces featured on the pages of British Vogue for almost a century have encapsulated the fashion zeitgeist of each new age for which they were created. Adorning princesses and rock chicks alike, the jewels shown here reveal a dazzling array of styles and moods - from fairy-tale romance to Jazz-age glamour, sculptural modernism to timeless elegance. On every page sumptuous jewellery is the star of the show, nourishing dreams in us all. In Vogue: The Jewellery Carol Woolton has curated a collection of more than 300 fabulous images and grouped them into five thematic chapters: Show-stoppers, Rock Chick, Minimalist, Exotic and Classical. From fantastical diamond-encrusted tiaras and intricate jet chokers to sculptural silver cuffs and the purity of a simple string of pearls, the book provides an evocative celebration of a century of magical jewellery, while also showcasing the work of British Vogue's very best photographers including Norman Parkinson, Mario Testino, Anthony Denney, David Bailey, Arthur Elgort, Corinne Day, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Weber and Tim Walker. (less)

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    $125.00
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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