Now More Than Ever: An Edition (HRHRC Imprint Series)

Over the course of his long career, British writer Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) shifted away from elitist social satires and an uncompromising irreligion toward greater concern for the masses and the use of religious terms and imagery. This change in Huxley's thinking underpins the previously unpublished play "Now More Than Ever". Written in 1932-1933 just after Brave New World, "Now More Than Ever" is a response to the social, economic...

A Companion to Wong Kar-wai

With 25 essays that embrace a wide spectrum of topics and perspectives including intertextuality, transnationality, gender representation, repetition, the use of music, color, and sound, depiction of time and space in human affairs, and Wong’s highly original portrayal of violence, A Companion to Wong Kar-Wai is a singular examination of the prestigious filmmaker known around the world for the innovation, beauty, and passion he bring...

The Multisensory Film Experience: A Cognitive Model of Experiental Film Aesthetics

When the lights dim in a movie theater and the projector begins to click and whir, the light and sounds of the motion picture become the gateway to a multisensory experience. Moving beyond the oft-discussed perceptual elements of vision and hearing, The Multisensory Film Experience analyzes temperature, pain, and balance in order to argue that it is the experience of film that’s inherently multisensory, not the medium. Luis Rocha Ant...

Watercolor Painting: A Complete Guide to Techniques and Materials

By explaining how water reacts on canvas, and then using examples of classic art and hands-on exercises, this fully-illustrated text can help anyone-from beginner to advanced artist-become a more skilled and creative watercolorist. Unlike oils or acrylic paints, watercolors are never fully controllable, and the artist must allow for unexpected movement and blending. In the hands of a truly gifted watercolorist, this untamed power can...

Marc Chagall (Modern Masters Series)

With more than 100 illustrations – approximately 48 in full color – this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. Modern Masters form a perfect reference set for home, school, or library. Each handsomely designed volume presents: - A thorough survey of the artist's life and work- Statements by the artist- An illustrated chapter on technique- Chronology- Lists of exhibition...

Interpreting Art in Museums and Galleries

In this pioneering book, Christopher Whitehead provides an overview and critique of art interpretation practices in museums and galleries. Covering the philosophy and sociology of art, traditions in art history and art display, the psychology of the aesthetic experience and ideas about learning and communication, Whitehead advances major theoretical frameworks for understanding interpretation from curators’ and visitors’ perspectives...

Russian and Soviet Painting

This third exhibition in the cultural exchange between the Museums of the Soviet Union and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented first in New York and later in San Francisco, encompasses the full range of painting in Russia from the fourteenth century to the present.

Fashion Is Freedom: How a Girl from Tehran Broke the Rules to Change her World

The inspiring true story of how courage, a dream, and some needle and thread can change a life forever… Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her be...

The Radical Use of Chance in 20th Century Art

To many, chance and art are antagonistic terms. But a number of 20th century artists have turned this notion on its head by attempting to create artworks based on randomness. Among those, three in particular articulated a well-argued and thorough theory of the radical use of chance in art: André Breton (writer), John Cage (composer) and François Morellet (visual artist). The implications of such a move away from established aesthetic...