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Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditations

Written by Stephen E. Weil


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 17, 2014
Price: $24.95

In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation. Read more >
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Reflections of a Culture Broker
A View from the Smithsonian
Written by Richard Kurin


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 10, 2014
Price: $27.95

Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this engaging book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are also mediated and indeed brokered by countries, organizations, communities, and individuals -- all with their own vision of the truth and varying abilities to impose it on others. Drawing on his diverse... Read more >
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Collecting Native America, 1870-1960

Written by Shepard Krech III


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $39.95

Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological collections amounting to well over one million objects and founded museums throughout North America that were meant to educate the public... Read more >
Museums in Britain
Museums in Britain
Written by Christine Garwood
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811961
Our Price: $12.95
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Museums in Britain
A History
Written by Christine Garwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $12.95

Museums are at the heart of the nation's cultural life, bastions of Britishness in almost every major city and town. Together they detail myriad aspects of our heritage: from lawnmowers to cuckoo clocks, pencils to chairs, there seems to be no end to the subject matter deemed worthy of collection and... Read more >
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Museums in Britain
A History
Written by Christine Garwood


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $7.95

Museums are at the heart of the nation's cultural life, bastions of Britishness in almost every major city and town. Together they detail myriad aspects of our heritage: from lawnmowers to cuckoo clocks, pencils to chairs, there seems to be no end to the subject matter deemed worthy of collection and... Read more >
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Legacies
Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian
Written by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $39.95

The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider -- tell Americans about themselves? In this lavishly illustrated... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
The Art of Gaman
The Art of Gaman
Written by Delphine Hirasuna, Designed by Kit Hinrichs, Photographed by Terry Heffernan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307808363
Our Price: $18.99
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The Art of Gaman
Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946
Written by Delphine Hirasuna
Designed by Kit Hinrichs
Photographed by Terry Heffernan


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $18.99

In 1942, Executive Order 9066 mandated the incarceration of 110,000 Japanese Americans, including men, women, children, the elderly, and the infirm, for the duration of the war. Allowed only what they could carry, they were given just a few days to settle their affairs and report to assembly centers. Businesses were... Read more >
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The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps

Written by Thomas Lera and Leon Finik


Format: eBook, 307 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $49.95

A quiet philatelist, George H. Kaestlin joined the original Rossika Society in 1935 along with the better known Theo B. Lavroff and K. Szymanowski. Whereas Lavroff contributed significantly to Russian philately as an author and researcher and Szymanowski was an avid collector, Kaestlin collected privately. Born in Moscow, circa 1893, Kaestlin... Read more >
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Conversation Pieces
Inspirational objects in UCL's historic collections
Written by Mark Carnall


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $13.95

This book, beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned photography, is a celebration of UCL’s unique collections, with leading academics from the university invited to select and write about an object each found inspiring. From a jar of moles to an Egyptian unguent spoon, a finger X-ray to some prehistoric cereal grains, their... Read more >
The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps
The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps
Written by Thomas Lera and Leon Finik
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781935623113
Our Price: $49.95
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The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps

Written by Thomas Lera and Leon Finik


Format: Hardcover, 307 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2012
Price: $49.95

A quiet philatelist, George H. Kaestlin joined the original Rossika Society in 1935 along with the better known Theo B. Lavroff and K. Szymanowski. Whereas Lavroff contributed significantly to Russian philately as an author and researcher and Szymanowski was an avid collector, Kaestlin collected privately. Born in Moscow, circa 1893, Kaestlin... Read more >
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Against the Grain
Against the Grain
Written by Lowery Sims
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933445
Our Price: $45.00
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Against the Grain
Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design
Written by Lowery Sims


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $45.00

Focusing on some of the most interesting conceptual technical trends in wood working today, Against the Grain includes approximately 65 vessels, sculptures, furniture, and installations, created since 2000, which provocatively defy categories and celebrate the visual dynamics of wood. The book demonstrates how contemporary creators have engaged the medium of wood... Read more >
Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists
Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists
Written by Mary Savig, Foreword by Faythe Levine
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343307
Our Price: $24.95
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Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists

Written by Mary Savig
Foreword by Faythe Levine


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $24.95

Handmade Holiday Cards shows how artists imagined the holidays through original watercolors, etchings, silk-screen prints, and drawings. Rarely seen beyond the eyes of their recipients, these cards confirm the irrepressible artistry of their senders. Handmade Holiday Cards offers personal insight into the style and sentiment of artists, including how they summed... Read more >
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Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists

Written by Mary Savig
Foreword by Faythe Levine


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $24.95

Handmade Holiday Cards shows how artists imagined the holidays through original watercolors, etchings, silk-screen prints, and drawings. Rarely seen beyond the eyes of their recipients, these cards confirm the irrepressible artistry of their senders. Handmade Holiday Cards offers personal insight into the style and sentiment of artists, including how they summed... Read more >
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Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked
Written by Regina Krahl, Edited by John Guy, Julian Raby and J. Keith Wilson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343055
Our Price: $65.00
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Shipwrecked
Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds
Written by Regina Krahl
Edited by John Guy, Julian Raby and J. Keith Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $65.00

Part adventure story, part maritime archaeological expedition, part historical look into ninth-century Chinese economy, culture, and trade, Shipwrecked is a fascinating journey back in time.

Twelve centuries ago, a merchant ship—an Arab dhow—foundered on a reef just off the coast of Belitung, a small island in the Java Sea. The cargo was... Read more >
A Revolution in Wood
A Revolution in Wood
Written by Nicholas R. Bell, Afterword by Kenneth Trapp, Foreword by Elizabeth Broun
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343048
Our Price: $45.00
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A Revolution in Wood
The Bresler Collection
Written by Nicholas R. Bell
Afterword by Kenneth Trapp
Foreword by Elizabeth Broun


Format: Hardcover, 152 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $45.00

A Revolution in Wood celebrates the magnificent gift of sixty-six pieces of turned and carved wood to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum by the distinguished collectors Fleur and Charles Bresler. Illustrated in lavish detail, works by this country's best-known wood artists highlight the growing sophistication of American...

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Collecting Native America, 1870-1960
Collecting Native America, 1870-1960
Written by Shepard Krech, III
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342775
Our Price: $39.95
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Collecting Native America, 1870-1960

Written by Shepard Krech, III


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2010
Price: $39.95

Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological collections amounting to well over one million objects and founded museums throughout North America that were meant to educate the public... Read more >
Experimental Geography
Experimental Geography
Written by Nato Thompson and Independent Curators International, Contribution by Trevor Paglen and Jeffrey Kastner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780091636586
Our Price: $29.95
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Experimental Geography
Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism
Written by Nato Thompson and Independent Curators International
Contribution by Trevor Paglen and Jeffrey Kastner


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $29.95

A photo of a secret CIA prison. A map designed to help visitors reach Malibu’s notoriously inaccessible public beaches. Guidebooks to factories, prisons, and power plants in upstate New York. An artificial reef fabricated from 500 tons of industrial waste. These are some of the more than one hundred projects represented... Read more >
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The Art of Gaman
The Art of Gaman
Written by Delphine Hirasuna, Designed by Kit Hinrichs, Photographed by Terry Heffernan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580086899
Our Price: $35.00
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The Art of Gaman
Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946
Written by Delphine Hirasuna
Designed by Kit Hinrichs
Photographed by Terry Heffernan


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2005
Price: $35.00

In 1942, Executive Order 9066 mandated the incarceration of 110,000 Japanese Americans, including men, women, children, the elderly, and the infirm, for the duration of the war. Allowed only what they could carry, they were given just a few days to settle their affairs and report to assembly centers. Businesses were... Read more >
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