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  • The White Road

    a pilgrimage of sorts

    The gripping story of the lure of porcelain, or 'white gold', from the Number One bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes.** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **"Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first"A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain - ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 陳澄波密碼

    by 柯宗明 ...
    Book 25 - 綠蠹魚YLM
    **第三屆「台灣歷史小說獎」**首獎作品他的畫作,充滿謎團;他的名字,是不能說的祕密為什麼畫作上的簽名不見了?為什麼畫家的作品中總留有大片空地?為什麼空地上總有渺小卻生動鮮活的人群?為什麼畫家筆下常出現不合理的光影與雙重視角?本書籍由一椿神祕的畫作修復委託案,兩條以日治時期與解嚴前夕為背景、彼此對照牽引的時空軸線,逐步挖掘出埋藏在台灣美術家陳澄波畫作中的懸疑謎團。進而追索出他經歷清末、日治、戰後三個時期的動盪身世,以及橫跨台灣嘉義、日本東京、中國上海三地的曲折際遇。隨著推理的過程,謎底逐一揭開,歷史拼圖接近完成,陳澄波一生的狂熱、迷惘、無奈與傷痛,彷彿才在昨日,當時代澎湃激湧的藝術文化思潮,糾葛複雜的國族認同難題,更是歷歷在目……</p... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hamlyn All Colour Cookery: 200 Thai Favourites

    Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook

    series Hamlyn All Colour Cookery
    MAKE DELICIOUS THAI FOOD AT HOME IN THIS EASY-TO-FOLLOW COOKBOOKThai food is globally renowned for its distinctive flavours and delicious mix of spicy and sour tastes. No matter what your level of ability, experiencing this wonderful cuisine need not be limited to restaurant visits - Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Thai Favourites will allow you to re-create that authentic Thai flavour in your own ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Asian Art Encyclopedia: History, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Calligraphy And More (Mobi History)

    The illustrated book gives historical and cultural background of Asian Art. It introduces the reader to Asian Art major styles, media, statues, buildings and artists.FEATURES:- Fully illustrated- Difficult concepts are explained in simple terms. - Navigate from Table of Contents or search for words or phrases- Add Bookmarks - Designed for optimal navigation on electronic devices with a small ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows

    The story of two lives, one nation, and a century of art under tyranny

    by Ai Weiwei ...
    A FAMILY STORY AND THE TALE OF A NATION.Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - weaves a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own life and that of his father, Ai Qing, the nation's most celebrated poet.'Engrossing...a remarkable story' Sunday TimesHere, through the sweeping lens of his own and his father's life, Ai Weiwei tells an epic tale of China ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Terracotta Warriors

    History, Mystery and the Latest Discoveries

    by Edward Burman ...
    Terracotta Warriors provides an intriguing, original and up-to-date account of one of the wonders of the ancient world. Illustrated with a wealth of original photographs, this is the first book available for the general reader. In one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of all time, the Terracotta Warriors were discovered by chance by farmers in 1974. We now understand that the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Chinese Painters: a Critical Study (Illustrated)

    With 25 black-and-white illustrations. According to the biographical note: "In Raphael Petrucci, who died early in 1917, the world has lost one of the ablest and most devoted students and interpreters of the art of the Far East. He was only forty-five years of age, in the prime of his powers, brimming with energy and full of enterprises that promised richly... Raphael Petrucci was a man who seemed ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Art Space Tokyo

    An intimate guide to the Tokyo art world

    A guide to Tokyo via its art spaces! Art Space Tokyo introduces you to twelve of the best museum and galleries in the city. In doing so, the book also introduces you to ten Tokyo neighborhoods, unveiling the best restaurants, cafes and walks in each. Art Space Tokyo is the only companion you'll need to explore Tokyo like a native.  ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Chinese Indigo Batik Designs

    by Lu Pu ...
    series Dover Pictorial Archive
    Rich in tradition and history, the art of batik has been a deeply integrated facet of Chinese folk art for over 2,000 years. Using molten beeswax, skilled artisans paint patterns onto white cloth, which is then dipped into indigo dye. When the wax is removed with boiling water, unique designs of great harmony and beauty remain. The themes depicted in batik decoration have a strong native flavor, ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Faces of Compassion

    Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression — An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

    Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Batik Art & Craft

    by Ila Keller ...
    This complete guide to Batik is an invaluable resource for those interested in Batik history, design, and weaving.Here in this volume, the author has not only given a comprehensive and fascinating account of the origins and history of batik, with examples of techniques and design, but also includes a complete "How-To-Do-It" section on modern methods of creating batik.The text is lucid and easy to ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Hokusai: 97 Drawings

    Hokusai began drawing at the age of six, and by 18 he had been accepted into the Katsukawa Shunsho School. He had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. The largest of Hokusai's works is the 15-volume collection Hokusai Manga, a book crammed with nearly 4,000 sketches. The aged artist lost everything in a fire at his lodgings in 1839 and devoted the last ten years ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD

  • 100 Japanese Stencil Designs

    series Dover Pictorial Archive
    The natural Japanese affinity for decorative art is apparent in this striking collection of exquisite stencil designs. A centuries-old tradition of capturing nature in striking floral and wildlife motifs is reflected in the graceful shapes and lovely lines of more than 100 illustrations. Lush blossoms, bamboo branches, butterflies, birds on the wing, and rustic country homes, among other subjects ... Read more

    $19.00 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen

    series Dover Pictorial Archive
    360 traditional Japanese designs and motifs redrawn in clean, crisp black-and-white, royalty-free illustrations. ... Read more

    $16.07 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Wonder Man-A Memoir of a Craftsman Who Is Recognized As an Artist

    by Hannah K ...
    Masaaki Hiroi is an extremely renowned craftsman, who earned his status to be recognized as an artist. Masaaki Hiroi makes Edo tops, toys played by both adults and children not only in present-day Japan but also all over the world. He has created numerous Trick tops out of his imagination and creativity which use the spinning motion to move wooden dolls or other wooden items. Masaaki Hiroi's trick ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Museographs: Japanese Satsuma Pottery

    Two thousand years ago, Japan and Korea began a long-standing history of cultural contact. For the Koreans, this meant an invasion in the 1590s spawning four centuries of bitter contempt for Japanese society. The Japanese, however, were culturally enriched, gathering as spoils of war the traditions of Buddhism, elements of Chinese writing, and most valued of all, the removal of master potters from ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Women of the Grand Theatre

    Posters of the Glamorous Women of the Early 20th Century

    series Grand Posters of the Past
    The Women of the Grand Theatre offers posters of some of the most glamorous women of the early 20th century. The Grand Posters of the Past collection provides a look into the magical world of theater, aristocracy, and cinema. From portraits of elite women to posters of famous actresses, these beautiful posters let you step into the world of the colorful past and experience the dynamics of that ... Read more

    $14.60 AUD

  • Ideals of the East

    The Spirit of Japanese Art

    Written by the foremost authority of the era on Oriental archeology and art, this extremely influential book offers a brief but concise introduction to Asian art. First published in 1883, it responded to a vogue in Western culture for a growing awareness and appreciation of Japanese artistic expressions of beauty and philosophy — a perspective that remains fresh and valid.Author Kakuzo Okakura ... Read more

    $10.20 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 101 Great Samurai Prints

    series Dover Fine Art, History of Art
    One of the last great names in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, Utagawa Kuniyoshi was an undisputed master of the warrior woodblock print. Born in Tokyo in 1797, his talent became evident by the tender age of 12, when he became an apprentice to a famous print master. Starting out with vivid illustrations of cultural icons—including Kabuki actors and Japanese heroes—he moved on to a unique treatment of ... Read more

    $21.93 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors

    Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and insightful commentary, this Japanese art book is a classic collector’s item.Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors approaches the subject of Japanese nestuke from the point of view of the amateur collector rather than that of an owner discussing his own accomplished collection.Ever since Japan's emergence a little over a century ago from her long ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • China's Porcelain Capital

    The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen

    Maris Boyd Gillette's groundbreaking study tells the story of Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital, from its origins in 1004 in Song dynasty China to the present day.Gillette explores how Jingdezhen has been affected by state involvement in porcelain production, particularly during the long 20th century. She considers how the Chinese government has consumed, invested in, taxed and managed the ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

  • Silk Roads

    The Asian Adventures of Clara and André Malraux

    by Axel Madsen ...
    One of the greatest art theft stories of the 20th century: André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and eventually France’s Minister of Cultural Affairs, and his wife, Clara, traveled to Cambodia in 1923, planning to steal and smuggle artifacts out of the country and sell them in America. The Cambodian treasure hunt promised to be a mix of cultural sleuthing for important antiquities and risk ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Chinese Treasure: World Heritage in China

    This rich and detailed book celebrates Chinas entries on the treasured UNESCO World Heritage List using colour photography and key content from Chinese experts. The Chinese Treasure World Heritage in China is a full-length academic pictorial album offering unrivalled coverage of the UNESCO World Heritage List entries in China with detailed specialist content from Chinese architectural experts and ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

  • Modern Shunga

    In a series of 24 full-color drawings satirical cartoonist Matthew Martin captures of the essence of Modern Shunga, and updates it with witty and often unlikely cultural and artistic references. Modern Shunga is perfect gift for lovers of, well, high-class dirty pictures.The project began when Martin, a well known Australian cartoonist and illustrator, was asked by a friend to paint the ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD