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Edited By Gustafson, Paula and Nisse & Gogarty, Amy
This volume features 21 essays and critical commentaries by acclaimed Canadian practitioners, educators and curators, demonstrating the range of critical thought about craft as presented in symposiums, exhibition catalogues and art journals. Over 40 full-colour photographs of works in craft media including fibre, ceramics, metal, wood and 'new materials' accompany the essays. The texts in this volume explore the conceptual, social and cultural significance of craft practice today, and describe new initiatives in conceptualising craft practices in contemporary life. Essays by prominent academics and theorists such as Sandra Alfoldy, Paul Mathieu, Arlene Oak, and Kirsty Robertson discuss craft in terms of political and social activism, gender theory, semiotics and aesthetics, analysing shifting boundaries between craft, fine art and design.Artists Mackenzie Frere, Murray Gibson and Ruth Scheuing discuss their own work, providing insight into the relationship between skill, technology, history and personal expression. The diversity of contemporary craft practice is well-represented in essays by Mireille Perron, Shannon Stratton, Glenn Allison and others, whose thoughtful analyses raise challenging questions about craft practice today. This volume substantiates academic advancement of craft curricula and provides an authoritative springboard for debate and discussion among craft practitioners, educators, curators and collectors.213pp.
Ronsdale Press, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781553800521
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Inventory #22942
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Edited By Clausen, Soren; Starrs, Roy and Wedell-Wedellsborg, Anne
Head of spine bumped with rubbing to corners of boards. This collection of 20 essays examines cultural encounters between - and within - China, Japan and the West. Rather than engaging in the theoretical debate of the cultural concepts as such, the authors present new research on a wide range of topics, from linguistics and literature to the worlds of sociology and political science. Despite the diversity of topics and approaches, the common focus is on the processes of cultural interaction and the dynamics of reception and communication. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, this book includes contributions by scholars associated with the institute, as well as by scholars from Europe, America, China and Japan who have been temporarily attached to it. 496pp.
Aarhus University Press, 1995, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 8772884975
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Inventory #20458
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Danner, Dietmar
N.B. Vorwerk sticker on half title page. Covers very slightly marked. 144pp.
Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch, 1995, Card Covers, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 3874226239
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Inventory #23409
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Wuthnow, Robert
Wuthnow examinesd the struggles in which American families are now engaged as they try to balance work and family,confront the pressures of consumerism,and find meaning in their careers.429pp.
Princeton University Press, 1996, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0691058954
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Inventory #21890
Price: £ 6.50 GBP ($ 8.58 approx. - € 7.54 approx.)
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Jobson, Gary
Covering 32,700 nautical miles over 10 months in an open yacht, spanning four oceans and stopping at 10 ports on five continents, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean sailing event. This book presents a unique history of the race that has changed the sport of open-ocean racing forever and provides complete coverage of the race itself, from its start in Southampton, England, in September 2001, to its finish in Kiel, Germany, in June 2002. All of the action from every leg of the race is presented here in full detail, combining images from the world's foremost sailing photographers with colourful writing about the history of the race and the ambitious, adventurous competitors. 176pp. N.B. Head and tail of spine bumped. Split to top and side of head of spine. Inch long cloed tear to bottom edge of rear D/J.
Nomad Press, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0965925870
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Inventory #26742
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 33.00 approx. - € 29.00 approx.)
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