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April 2011

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Symbols of Power in Art
Teaching in the Art Museum
Getty Research Journal No. 3
My Monster Notebook

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Symbols of Power in Art
Paola Rapelli
Symbols of Power in Art

This volume examines the ways that sovereign rulers have employed well-defined symbols, attributes, and stereotypes to convey their power to their subjects and rivals, as well as to leave a legacy for subsequent generations to admire. The author examines not only regal paraphernalia such as crowns, scepters, thrones, and orbs, but also the painted portraits, sculptures, tapestries, carved ivories, jewelry, coins, armor, and, eventually, photographs created to display their owner's sovereign power, a vast collection of works that now forms a significant portion of the cultural heritage of Western civilization

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Teaching in the Art Museum
Interpretation as Experience
Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee
Teaching in the Art Museum

This book—unlike any other publication currently available—investigates the mission, history, theory, practice, and future prospects of museum education. Every critical issue that has preoccupied the profession throughout its hundred-year history is considered, including lecture- versus conversation-based formats; the place of information in gallery teaching; the relation of art museum teaching to the disciplines of art history, curation, and conservation; the use of questions to stimulate discussion; and the role of playfulness, self-awareness, and institutional context in constructing the visitor's experience.

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Getty Research Journal No. 3
Edited by Thomas W. Gaehtgens and Katja Zelljadt
Getty Research Journal No. 3

This issue features essays by Bridget Alsdorf, Mari-Tere Alvarez, Sussan Babaie, Jane Bassett, Eckhart Gillen, Ara H. Merjian, Avinoam Shalem, Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, Isabelle Tillerot, and Wim de Wit; the short texts examine a scripta of Bartolomeo Sanvito, a sixteenth-century Florentine list of buildings to be demolished, a print by Donato Rascicotti, the diaries of James Ward, a family photo album of Morocco, Julius Shulman's A to Z negatives, Robert Alexander and Instant Theatre, and Anselm Kiefer's Die berühmten Orden der Nacht.

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My Monster Notebook
John Harris
Illustrated by Mark Todd

Purporting to be a school notebook found on the sidewalk, the pages reveal the stories of such thrilling and little-known creatures as the huge Teumessian Fox (who was turned to stone by Zeus), Echidna (mother of many, many monsters), hundred-headed Briaereus (who was also a handful), and Typhon (who threw mountains around as if they were beanbags). This book offers a peek at a bunch of creatures you definitely would not want to run into, brought to vivid life by someone who accidentally dropped his (or her) lovingly put together notebook. Fortunately, we found it! It includes a pronunciation guide. How do you say Nereid? Ages eight and up.

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My Monster Notebook

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