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Guarnieri, Luciano
Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.Signed by author/artist on ffep.
Leo S. Olschki, 1965, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Inventory #25125
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.15 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Williams, Bernard
Although humanity has changed since the times of the ancient Greeks, this study claims that the differences are not to be traced to a shift in basic conceptions of ethical life. We are more like the ancients than we are prepared to acknowledge, and only when this is understood can we properly grasp our most important differences from them, such as our rejection of slavery. This treatise is directed towards writers such as Homer and the tragedians. At the centre of the study is the question of how we can understand Greek tragedy at all, when its world is so far from ours. 254pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Small mark to rear cover where price sticker has been removed.
University of California Press, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0520088301
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Inventory #24656
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Crump, Robert L.
Prior to World War I, printmaking in the United States was, with a few exceptions, primarily the domain of commercial enterprises that produced largely picturesque European scenes or depictions of popular towns on the East Coast. Prints of Minnesota scenes, especially by Minnesota artists, formed a very small part of American art exhibits. Robert Crump relates the fascinating story of Minnesota's graphic arts world and its growth from provincialism to part of a national movement, showing how art printing - etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, drypoints, monotypes, and silk screens - blossomed after the turn of the last century. He chronicles the support of the federal government during the 1930s and the important role played by local organisations such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis School of Art (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design). This book offers short biographies of and sample prints by nearly two hundred printmakers, including Wanda Gag, Adolf Dehn, George Resler, Miriam Ibling, Syd Fossum, Gilbert Fletcher, and Gustav Goetsch. Crump's eye for memorable images makes the handsome volume a pleasure to behold for collectors and readers interested in Minnesota art. Notes on printing techniques and several appendices help newcomers appreciate the challenges of printmaking. 194pp.
The Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 9780873516358
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Inventory #23014
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.25 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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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 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781553800521
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Inventory #22942
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Allen, John; Braham, Peter; Lewis, Paul
This major introductory textbook examines the political and economic dimensions of twentieth–century industrialised societies. The main themes include; the development of democracy, the role of the state, the nature of citizenship, the impact of new social movements, the organisation of production, the national and international division of labour and the experience of power and control in work. While the primary focus is on Britain, there is a strong comparative emphasis with reference to Japan, North America, Western and Eastern Europe. 440pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading to spine. Corners slightly rubbed.
Polity Press and the Open University, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0745609627
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Inventory #25710
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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