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  1. 13 Architects Children Should Know

    Find out about 13 of the men and women who are responsible for famous buildings around the world. Learn how Christopher Wren built St. Paul's Cathedral after the devastating Great Fire of London, and read how American President Thomas Jefferson found time to become a famous architect. The book also tells how Frank Lloyd Wright and Zaha Hadid broke down the barriers of modern architecture. Have fun testing your knowledge in quizzes. Plans and drawings help explains how the buildings were designed. Interesting facts bring the buildings and architects to life.

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    $14.95
  2. 13 Art Movements Children Should Know

    Filled with gorgeous color reproductions and packed with fascinating information, this beautiful book presents a chronological sampling of the world’s important artistic styles. Double-page spreads provide a detailed description of each movement, representative illustrations, and a timeline that places the artwork in its historical context. All of these elements are presented in a playful, eye-catching manner that will appeal to a wide range of young readers. The book also features numerous ideas for projects that kids can undertake themselves and offers helpful suggestions for learning more about each style. Children will find hours of fun reading that will equip them with essential knowledge―enhancing and deepening their understanding of art history and inspiring them in their own artistic endeavors.

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    $14.95
  3. 13 Modern Artists Children Should Know

    From Cubism to cartoons, this book of eye-popping art and engaging activities introduces young readers to modern art.Picasso, Chagall, Calder, Lichtenstein, Hockney―these artists and the others profiled here offer a world of interest to children. This exciting exploration of modern, Pop, and postmodern art is designed to appeal to young minds. Large illustrations brimming with color; fascinating explanations and biographical information; do-it-yourself activities, quizzes and a helpful glossary and timeline are all part of the vibrant book. Children will be drawn to the stories and interactive opportunities as they discover these important artists who changed the world.

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    $14.95
  4. 13 Painters Children Should Know

    It’s never too early to introduce children to art. Featuring thirteen painters from a variety of historical periods and styles, this book demonstrates just how interesting and exciting art can be. From the fantastic images of Hieronymus Bosch to the romantic idealism of Titian, the gorgeous colors of Cézanne to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s African- and street art-inspired figures—each painter is presented in chronologically arranged double-page spreads that feature beautiful reproductions, interesting facts, biographical information, and comparisons to other painters. Fun to read and informative, this latest addition to the “Children Should Know” series offers young readers inspiration and encouragement to develop a further interest in all kinds of art.

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    $14.95
  5. A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke

    by Susan J. Rawles, Associate Curator of American Painting and Decorative Art
    Stacy Moore, Editor
    Jennifer Lockhart, Designer
    Director's Note by Alex Nygeres
    Foreword by John Guare
    Softcover
    7" W x 8 1/2" H
    118 pages
    ISBN: 9781934351154

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    $29.99
  6. A Token of Elegance: Cigarette Holders in Vogue

    by Martin Barnes Lorber and Rebecca McNamara Photographs by John Bigelow Taylor and Dianne Duble - At once an important social history of tobacco and smoking and a beautiful coffee table book, A Token of Elegance is ideal for art and design historians, history students, museum professionals, and collectors. - Of great interest to jewelry historians as many cigarette holders were made for their international clientele by the major jewelry firms and this is the first book where so many cigarette holders are catalogued and photographed. The book offers an unprecedented look at cigarette holders through a selection of approximately 125 pieces from the collection of Carolyn Hsu-Balcer. Its introductory essay is both a social history of that world-changing leaf, tobacco, and a design history of its accoutrements. It examines the history of smoking from its pre-Columbian roots in the Americas through to the present-day worldwide e-cigarette craze, taking the reader on a journey from tobacco smoking as a sacred ritual, through the controversies of its worldwide spread, and the machine-rolled cigarette's role in the world wars and as a tool for European and American women's equality. Following the illustrated essay is a luxurious catalogue of newly commissioned photography that makes these diminutive objects pop off the pages with brilliant color and form. The collection includes cigarette holders in their simplest incarnations -- the disposable promotional holders given away at trendy New York nightclubs -- to their most exquisite -- the work of Fabergé, Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, and other renowned jewelers of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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    $50.00
  7. Across Time: The History of the Grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    At the Grove: Robinson House, Its Land and People
    with Dr. Elizabeth O'Leary, Guest Curator and former VMFA Associate Curator of American Art, VMFA

    Fri, Apr 12, 2019 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Leslie Cheek Theater
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    Book Signing | 7:45 – 8:30pm
    Conference Center Suites | Free, no tickets required

    Across Time: The History of the Grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    By Elizabeth L. O’Leary
    Paperback
    138 pages

    ISBN: 978-1-934351-14-7

    Known internationally for its outstanding collections of world art, programs, and exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts now shares the history of its Richmond, Virginia, campus. Across Time explores the complex, layered story of the site’s inhabitants, including native peoples and English colonists; an elite antebellum family and the enslaved people who labored for and sometimes escaped from them; and the nation’s best-known Confederate veterans’ home, born out of a spirit of reconciliation. The twentieth century brought an innovative scientific research institute, the parceling of property for various benevolent and cultural institutions, and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s flagship fine arts museum. Today VMFA’s award-winning architecture, historic buildings, gardens, and green spaces invite visitors to engage with the past, examine the present, and imagine the future.

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    $19.99
  8. African Air

    By George Steinmetz Publication Date: November 1, 2008 Trim Size: 12 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4 ISBN: 978-0-8109-8403-5 EAN: 9780810984035 Page Count: 216 Format: Hardcover Flying hundreds, sometimes thousands, of feet above ground strapped into a motorized paraglider that is little more than a parachute with a small motor, National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz has spent more than twenty years photographing some of the most remote and spectacular environments around the world. In African Air, Steinmetz captures stunning panoramas in more than fourteen countries in Africa, giving readers captivating and intimate views of areas that have rarely, if ever before, been photographed. From densely packed urban centers to small, remote villages, from migrating herds of wildebeests and elephants to infinite miles of desert, African Air is a compelling testament and celebration of the majesty and splendor of Africa's most breathtaking landscapes. With extraordinary vision and a unique perspective, Steinmetz portrays sky, land, and water in ways that have never been expressed before. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Best known for his exploration photography, George Steinmetz has been a regular contributor to National Geographic and GEO magazines for more than twenty years. He has won numerous awards for photography including two first prizes in science and technology from World Press Photo, as well as awards and citations from Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club, and the Eisenstadt Awards. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

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    $60.00
  9. African American Art

    by Sharon F. Patton Paperback 320 Pages 95 color & 53 b/w illus. ISBN: 9780192842138 From its origins in early eighteenth century slave communities to the end of the twentieth century, African-American art has made a vital contribution to the art of the United States. African-American Art provides a major reassessment of the subject, setting the art in the context of the African-American experience. Here, Patton discusses folk and decorative arts such as ceramics, furniture, and quilts alongside fine art, sculptures, paintings, and photography during the 1800s. She also examines the New Negro Movement of the 1920s, the era of Civil Rights and Black Nationalism during the 1960s and 70s, and the emergence of new black artists and theorists in the 1980s and 90s. New evidence suggests different ways of looking at African-American art, confirming that it represents the culture and society from which it emerges. Here, Patton explores significant issues such as the relationship of art and politics, the influence of galleries and museums, the growth of black universities, critical theory, the impact of artists collectives, and the assortment of art practices since the 1960s. African-American Art shows that in its cultural diversity and synthesis of cultures it mirrors those in American society as a whole.

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    $29.95

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