The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Author: Grayson Perry

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846149634

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 80

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There are some artists for whom 'popular' is a bit of a dirty word. Grayson Perry is not one of them. He thinks art shouldn't be an exclusive club for people who 'get' it, but for everyone - that's why his new show is called The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! This accompanying book contains all his latest works, in full colour - including his much-discussed 'Leave' and 'Remain' pots, and creations inspired by his recent TV series All Man - along with an introduction by Grayson, his sketches and his commentary on each piece, explaining the thinking behind them. The images and words here explore populism, celebrity, masculinity, identity, Britain today and Grayson himself. They invite us to look again at the things we think we know, and show us that nothing, not even Brexit, is black and white.

The Evolution of Library and Museum Partnerships

Historical Antecedents, Contemporary Manifestations, and Future Directions

Author: Juris Dilevko,Lisa Gottlieb

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580645

Category: Architecture

Page: 247

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Libraries, museums, and the ways patrons use them have drastically changed in the past decades. Digitization projects, infotainment, and the Internet are redefining the library's and the museum's roles in the community. What are the implications for the future of these institutions? The authors examine, and set out an exciting vision of, a new library-museum hybrid. The juxtaposition of library collections and museum artefacts, they assert, has the potential to create authentic, interactive experiences, and can help establish a distinct, meaningful, and sustainable role for libraries. In the authors' words, libraries can then "reassert themselves as places devoted to contemplation, wonder, knowledge acquisition, and critical inquiry". Commercialization, edutainment, and the library as a learning community are just some of the fascinating topics addressed as the authors explore the future's terrain, and how libraries might situate themselves upon it.

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241263662

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 4817


The definitive, full-color guide to this alluring region, illustrated throughout with striking photographs and packed with insightful information on everything from Beau Nash to Banksy, and from state-of-the-art spas to walking in the Mendip Hills. Clear maps help you explore cosmopolitan Bristol and historic Bath, the Georgian city par excellence, while detailed descriptions of the best accommodations, restaurants, pubs, and clubs give you the inside track on exactly where to eat, drink, and be merry. From the iconic cities of Wells and Glastonbury to the dramatic landscapes of Exmoor and the Levels, Somerset is covered in unparalleled detail, along with popular destinations just across the border in Wiltshire, such as Lacock, Longleat, and the unforgettable and mysterious ancient site of Stonehenge. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and Somerset. Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit to learn more.

Forward with Classics

Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Author: Arlene Holmes-Henderson,Steven Hunt,Mai Musié

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474295967

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 6117


Despite their removal from England's National Curriculum in 1988, and claims of elitism, Latin and Greek are increasingly re-entering the 'mainstream' educational arena. Since 2012, there have been more students in state-maintained schools in England studying classical subjects than in independent schools, and the number of schools offering Classics continues to rise in the state-maintained sector. The teaching and learning of Latin and Greek is not, however, confined to the classroom: community-based learning for adults and children is facilitated in newly established regional Classics hubs in evenings and at weekends, in universities as part of outreach, and even in parks and in prisons. This book investigates the motivations of teachers and learners behind the rise of Classics in the classroom and in communities, and explores ways in which knowledge of classical languages is considered valuable for diverse learners in the 21st century. The role of classical languages within the English educational policy landscape is examined, as new possibilities exist for introducing Latin and Greek into school curricula. The state of Classics education internationally is also investigated, with case studies presenting the status quo in policy and practice from Australasia, North America, the rest of Europe and worldwide. The priorities for the future of Classics education in these diverse locations are compared and contrasted by the editors, who conjecture what strategies are conducive to success.

The Art of Tasha Tudor

Author: Harry Davis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316054828

Category: Art

Page: 160

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This is the definitive book on Tasha Tudor's art, including more than 150 of her finest paintings and drawings with an informative biographical text.

Art in Museums

Author: Susan Pearce

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 056740854X

Category: Art

Page: 292

View: 4939


Canvasses past and contemporary problems of cultural representation and the relationship between the artist, the museum and society.

Visions and Blueprints

Avant-garde Culture and Radical Politics in Early Twentieth-century Europe

Author: Edward Timms

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719022609

Category: Arts, European

Page: 328

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