History Of Body Art



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Ed Hardy As Body Art

With 40 years of tattooing expertise and legendary status in the tattoo community, Don Ed Hardy is known as “the godfather of modern tattoo.”  California native Don Ed Hardy is recognized around the world for his sophistication, depth and sense of experimentation as well as his technical brilliance and mesmerizing imagery. He seamlessly pulls from life experience to meld American, Japanese, Cholo, tattoo, surf and hotrod iconography. This broad spectrum of taste and experience, coupled with an ongoing investigation of various art histories and a mastery of technique, give his work a unique range and depth.

Perhaps that is what has made the legendary figure’s designs successful.  The Ed Hardy brand has become a must-have for nearly every demographic and his timeless designs have been attached to many different products.  It’s a fashion accessory, a designer label and a household name.

Mid-February, Chanel launched a line of temporary tattoos.  These were first unveiled at the fall fashion shows.  Women immediately submitted their pre-orders.  The response to the Chanel brand as body art has been tremendous.

While many outside the fashion industry may see Chanel’s temporary tattoo line as cutting-edge, the fact is that temporary tattoos as body art is not a new concept.  Young women (and men) have been wearing Ed Hardy temporary tattoos for years.  Ed Hardy designs (the same designs found on t-shirts, hand bags and caps) are available as temporary tattoos.  Really, if you think about it, Ed Hardy temporary tattoos make a lot of sense; after all, these designs originated from real tattoos designs.

Ed Hardy tattoos can be found online and in retail.  They can be purchased in singles or assortments.  There are some fabulous designs to choose from (as any Ed Hardy enthusiast knows), making it simple to find a temporary tattoo for any occasion.

Body art is very trendy right now and Ed Hardy is a dominate fashion brand—the two go hand in hand.

About the Author

Amber Golden serves as public relations specialist for Tattoo Manufacturing, the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world.  Tattoo Manufacturing, located in Tucson, AZ, produces more than 6 million temporary tattoos a day.  All of the company’s products are Made in the USA and only FDA certified colorants are used.

http://www.tattoosales.com

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The Royal Remains


The Royal Remains


$45.32


?The king is dead. Long live the king! In early modern Europe, the king?s body was literally sovereign?and the right to rule was immediately transferrable to the next monarch in line upon the king?s death. In The Royal Remains, Eric L. Santner argues that the? carnal? dimension of the structures and dynamics of sovereignty hasn?t disappeared from politics. Instead, it migrated to a new location’the life of the people?where something royal continues to linger in the way we obsessively track and measure the vicissitudes of our flesh. Santner demonstrates the ways in which democratic societies have continued many of the rituals and practices associated with kingship in displaced, distorted, and usually, unrecognizable forms. He proposes that those strange mental activities Freud first lumped under the category of the unconscious?which often manifest themselves in peculiar physical ways?are really the uncanny second life of these? royal remains,? now animated in the body politic of modern neurotic subjects. Pairing Freud with Kafka, Carl Schmitt with Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Ernst Kantorowicz with Rainer Maria Rilke, Santner generates brilliant readings of multiple texts and traditions of thought en route to reconsidering the sovereign imaginary. Ultimately, The Royal Remains locates much of modernity?from biopolitical controversies to modernist literary experiments?in this transition from subjecthood to secular citizenship. This major new work will make a bold and original contribution to discussions of politics, psychoanalysis, and modern art and literature.

Alternate Americas


Alternate Americas


$71.9


Science fiction films have been among the most important and successful products of American cinema over the past fifty years. And in a unique way, developments in this genre also reflect important developments in American society as a whole, so that a history of science fiction film also serves as something of a cultural history of America over the past half century. In order to allow all of the technical, cultural, and cinematic material inherent in this genre to be understood, M. Keith Booker has selected fifteen of the most successful and innovative science fiction films of all time and examined each of them at length to see where they came from and what they meant for the future of cinema and America at large. From Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Star Wars, from Blade Runner to The Matrix, these landmark films have expressed our fears and dreams, our abilities and our deficiencies, and in this deep-seeking investigation we can all find something of ourselves that we recognize, as well as something that we’ve never recognized before.

Anatomies


Anatomies


$17.43


The human body is the most fraught and fascinating, talked-about and taboo, unique yet universal fact of our lives. It is the inspiration for art, the subject of science, and the source of some of the greatest stories ever told. In Anatomies, acclaimed author of Periodic Tales Hugh Aldersey-Williams brings his entertaining blend of science, history, and culture to bear on this richest of subjects. In an engaging narrative that ranges from ancient body art to plastic surgery today and from head to toe, Aldersey-Williams explores the corporeal mysteries that make us human: Why are some people left-handed and some blue-eyed? What is the funny bone, anyway? Why do some cultures think of the heart as the seat of our souls and passions, while others place it in the liver?A journalist with a knack for telling a story, Aldersey-Williams takes part in a drawing class, attends the dissection of a human body, and visits the doctor?s office and the morgue. But Anatomies draws not just on medical science and Aldersey-Williams?s reporting. It draws also on the works of philosophers, writers, and artists from throughout history. Aldersey-Williams delves into our shared cultural heritage?Shakespeare to Frankenstein, Rembrandt to 2001: A Space Odyssey?to reveal how attitudes toward the human body are as varied as human history, as he explains the origins and legacy of tattooing, shrunken heads, bloodletting, fingerprinting, X-rays, and more. From Adam?s rib to van Gogh?s ear to Einstein?s brain, Anatomies is a treasure trove of surprising facts and stories and a wonderful embodiment of what Aristotle wrote more than two millennia ago: ?The human body is more than the sum of its parts.

Ansel Adams


Ansel Adams


$1.99


Among the most famous photographers in the history of the art form, Ansel Adams (1902-84) is known for his expressive interpretations of nature, and especially of the majestic Western landscapes that so inspired him. Adams believed that the key to creating a memorable photograph that elicits a profound emotional response lies in visualizing it beforehand. Not only were his photographs almost poetic in their subtlety and musical in their composition, they were also technically superb, reflecting his lifelong efforts to pioneer new methods, seeking ever-greater tonal range, depth, sharpness and detail so that he could reproduce accurately the images of his mind’s eye. His creativity and passion for the natural world, combined with these camera and darkroom skills, resulted in a body of work that is at once artistically outstanding and a compelling tool for the environmental causes to which he was so committed. At the height of his career, Adams was commissioned to create a photographic record of the American West that could be reproduced as a series of large murals for the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Mural Project photographs are the focus of this handsome volume, whose luminous plates attest to the proverb that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Aperture


Aperture


$24.26


The Magazine of Photography and Ideas. The Interview Issue features in-depth conversations with a selection of influential photographers of an older generation, who continue to produce and publish, about their lifelong engagement with photography. What compels someone to become a photographer? And what drives someone to continue to be one, for as many as seven decades? How does a veteran photographer describe years of questioning politics, personal experience, social unrest, landscape, and history through the camera?For this issue, Aperture offers nine in-depth interviews, firsthand accounts that underscore the generosity and intelligence of their speakers. Born between 1928 and 1947, the nine photographers featured?Bruce Davidson, Paolo Gasparini, David Goldblatt, Guido Guidi, Ishiuchi Miyako, William Klein, Bertien van Manen, Boris Mikhailov, and Rosalind Fox Solomon?are still active today, adding to their already unparalleled bodies of work. In these pages, the medium is considered from various points of view, offering a range of philosophies, values, and perspectives, yet for all the differences within this group, they share a fundamental curiosity about the human experience.

Allied Artists


Allied Artists


$87.94


Between 1952 and 1977, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation released over 80 feature films with horror, science fiction and fantasy themes, several of them featuring such genre stars as Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, John Carradine and Lon Chaney, Jr. Among Allied Artists” contributions are the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the William Castle productions House on Haunted Hill and Macabre. Allied also released the camp favorites Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster, From Hell It Came and Queen of Outer Space, and imported European efforts such as Blood and Black Lace and Caltiki the Immortal Monster. Included here are detailed plot synopses and critical analyses of all of the films. Also covered are 22 features, including Little Shop of Horrors, made by other companies and released to television by Allied, and the studio’s theatrical double-feature reissue of Paramount’s The Blob and Universal’s Dinosaurus!

Aya Awakenings


Aya Awakenings


$27.28


Blending narration directly from Rak Razam’s book Aya Awakenings with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos (healers), samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs, and cutting edge special effects, the movie AYA: Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking an awakening in the viewer. Meet the book’s spiritual tourists, rogue scientists, black magicians, indigenous healers, and Western guides in person and gain an understanding of the history of Amazonian shamanism through the art, music, and culture of the region. Directed by Tim Parish, the movie features the artwork of Pablo Amaringo, Andy Debrenardi, and more; the screenplay was written by Rak Razam, video editing by Verb Studios, soundscapes by Lulu Madill and music by Shpongle, Tipper, Darpan, Lula Cruza, and curanderos Norma Panduro, Guillermo Arevalo, Percy Garcia Lozano, Ron Wheelock, and Kevin Furnas. This documentary charts the global shamanic resurgence born in the jungles of Peru reaching out to embrace the world. The vine has spread her tendrils across the world and a genuine archaic revival was underway. My bags were packed, South America beckoned, and the ancient mysteries of the rainforest awaited. I wanted in on it -Rak Razam

Beast


Beast


$4.99


Mixed martial arts is the fastest-growing sport in America; all over the country new gyms are popping up and new viewers are tuning in to UFC matches. Although some dismiss it as brutal combat, its fighters are among the most dedicated athletes in any arena. But MMA also takes a heavy toll on the body, and it’s a rare fighter who can earn a living in the sport’s top ranks. Beast follows four high-level fighters at the gym American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Author Doug Merlino had unprecedented access, training alongside the men for two years, traveling to their matches, and eating in their homes. Mirsad Bektic is a young Bosnian refugee who started in karate as a boy in Nebraska and dreams of stardom. Jeff Monson is a battered veteran at forty-one, an outspoken, tattooed anarchist enjoying a bizarre burst of celebrity in Russia. Steve Mocco is a newcomer-a former Olympic wrestler from a close-knit, intellectual family. Finally, there’s Daniel Straus, an ex-con who has fought his way from nothing up to title contention. All will experience electrifying highs and career lows, and Merlino is there every step of the way. But along with blood-spattered front-row access, Merlino brings us a blunt examination of the history, culture, business, and meaning of professional cage fighting. Beast is a book for both the uninitiated and the hard-core fan, a fascinating journey into an often misunderstood world.

Antikensammlung Berlin


Antikensammlung Berlin


$14.14


Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Pergamon Altar, Antikensammlung Berlin, Pergamon Museum, Museum Für Vor- Und Frühgeschichte, Ishtar Gate, Altes Museum, Severan Tondo, Mshatta Facade. Excerpt: Old Museum, Berlin, June 2003. The Altes Museum (German for Old Museum ), is one of several internationally renowned museums on Berlin ‘s Museum Island in Berlin, Germany. Since restoration work in 1966, it houses the antique collection (Antikensammlung ) of the Berlin State Museums. The museum was built between 1823 and 1830 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian Royal family’s art collection. Until 1845, it was called the Royal Museum. The Building The Old Museum in 1830. The building uses the Greek Stoa in Athens as a model. The museum uses the Ionic Order to articulate the front, which is the only part of the exterior with any visual sign of the Orders; the other three remaining facades are of brick and stone banding. The body of the building is raised on a plinth, giving the building a greater stature as well as preventing the risk of damage to the artwork from damp or flooding, for which the island was renowned. The Spree river from which the island protrudes was actually reconfigured by the architect, in order to allow enough ground space for the museum to be built. Necessary roadway changes, bridge expansions, and canals were introduced around the same time as the Altes Museum construction. The original dome was an exact hemisphere, modelled on the Roman Pantheon. It was made invisible to the exterior observer because of the museum’s proximity to the Berlin Cathedral; the museum was not meant to compete with the cathedral’s dome. History Statues along the portico of the museum The Altes Museum opened in 1830 to the public. The museum was badly

Body Art


Body Art


$127.05


During the last half of the 20th century, especially in the United States, body art of all forms became tremendously popular, both as a rite of passage for the adolescent and as a personal statement for the adult. Whether it be branding, piercing, or tattooing, this age-old art has suddenly experienced a resurgence. This documentary looks at body art and its history from the Bronze Age to the Computer Age.

Whitman's Poetry of the Body


Whitman’s Poetry of the Body


$43.53


This book combines literary and historical analysis in a study of sexuality in Walt Whitman’s work. Informed by his new historicist understanding of the construction of literary texts, Jimmie Killingsworth examines the progression of Whitman’s poetry and prose by considering the textual history of Leaves of Grass and other works. Killingsworth demonstrates that Whitman’s poetry of the body derives its radical power from the transformation of conventional attitudes toward sexuality, traditional poetics, and conservative politics. The sexual relation, with its promise of unity, love, equality, interpenetration, and productivity for partners, becomes a metaphor for all political and social relationships, including that of poet and reader. The effect of the poems is protopolitical, an altering of consciousness about the body’s relation to other bodies, a shifting of the categories of knowledge that foretells political action. Killingsworth traces the interplay in Whitman’s poetry between sexual and textual themes that derive from Whitman’s political response to the historical turbulence of mid-century America. He describes a subtle shift in Whitman’s prose writings on poetics, which turn from a view of poetry in the early 1850s as morally and politically efficacious to a chastened romanticism in the postwar years that frees the poet from responsibility for the world outside his poems. Later editions of Leaves of Grass are marked by the poet’s deliberate repression of erotic themes in favor of a depoliticized aestheticism that views art not as a motivator of political and moral action but as an artifact embodying the soul of the genius.

Artist's Body


Artist’s Body


$24.95


The Artist’s Body is part of Phaidon’s Themes & Movements series, a group of groundbreaking sourcebooks on the prevailing art tendencies of our times. Each Themes & Movement book includes a complete overview of the given theme, situating individual artists’ works in the context of modern art. The documents include artists’ statements, interviews, manifestos, project notes, reviews and articles by key critics, and parallel texts from other cultural, philosophical, and literary sources. Each book includes an introductory essay charting the genealogy of the theme or movement, as well as approximately 250 plates of artworks, including rarely published installation shots and preliminary drawings. Finally, each book includes biographies of all of the artists and authors involved, as well as a comprehensive bibliography. They are intended for uninitiated readers and scholars alike. The Artist’s Body traces artists’ increasing use of their bodies as subject and actual material of their artworks. It charts the rise of new forms of expression such as Body Art, Happenings, Performance Art, and Live Art. Over 250 images bring together the largely untold history of these often controversial artworks-the first telling of its kind. A survey by Amelia Jones, an authority on Body and Performance Art, shows how these works uniquely inform us about the social and cultural upheavals of the last five decades.

Abstract Bodies


Abstract Bodies


$80.11


Original and theoretically astute, Abstract Bodies is the first book to apply the interdisciplinary field of transgender studies to the discipline of art history. It recasts debates around abstraction and figuration in 1960s art through a discussion of gender?s mutability and multiplicity. In that decade, sculpture purged representation and figuration but continued to explore the human as an implicit reference. Even as the statue and the figure were left behind, artists and critics asked how the human, and particularly gender and sexuality, related to abstract sculptural objects that refused the human form. This book examines abstract sculpture in the 1960s that came to propose unconventional and open accounts of bodies, persons, and genders. Drawing on transgender and queer theory, David J. Getsy offers innovative and archivally rich new interpretations of artworks by and critical writing about four major artists?Dan Flavin (1933?1996), Nancy Grossman (b. 1940), John Chamberlain (1927?2011), and David Smith (1906?1965).Abstract Bodies makes a case for abstraction as a resource in reconsidering gender?s multiple capacities and offers an ambitious contribution to this burgeoning interdisciplinary field.

Bodies and Bones


Bodies and Bones


$33.75


In Bodies and Bones, Tanya Shields argues that a repeated engagement with the Caribbean?s iconic and historic touchstones offers a new sense of (inter)national belonging that brings an alternative and dynamic vision to the gendered legacy of brutality against black bodies, flesh, and bone. Using a distinctive methodology she calls “feminist rehearsal” to chart the Caribbean?s multiple and contradictory accounts of historical events, the author highlights the gendered and emergent connections between art, history, and belonging. By drawing on a significant range of genres?novels, short stories, poetry, plays, public statuary, and painting?Shields proposes innovative interpretations of the work of Grace Nichols, Pauline Melville, Fred D?Aguiar, Alejo Carpentier, Edwidge Danticat, Aim? C?saire, Marie-H?l?ne Cauvin, and Rose Marie Desruisseau. She shows how empathetic alliances can challenge both hierarchical institutions and regressive nationalisms and facilitate more democratic interaction.

Bodies and Bones


Bodies and Bones


$68.63


In Bodies and Bones, Tanya Shields argues that a repeated engagement with the Caribbean?s iconic and historic touchstones offers a new sense of (inter)national belonging that brings an alternative and dynamic vision to the gendered legacy of brutality against black bodies, flesh, and bone. Using a distinctive methodology she calls “feminist rehearsal” to chart the Caribbean?s multiple and contradictory accounts of historical events, the author highlights the gendered and emergent connections between art, history, and belonging. By drawing on a significant range of genres?novels, short stories, poetry, plays, public statuary, and painting?Shields proposes innovative interpretations of the work of Grace Nichols, Pauline Melville, Fred D?Aguiar, Alejo Carpentier, Edwidge Danticat, Aim? C?saire, Marie-H?l?ne Cauvin, and Rose Marie Desruisseau. She shows how empathetic alliances can challenge both hierarchical institutions and regressive nationalisms and facilitate more democratic interaction.

The Texas Book


The Texas Book


$33.52


As the University of Texas at Austin celebrates its 125th anniversary, it can justly claim to be a “university of the first class,” as mandated in the Texas Constitution. The university’s faculty and student body include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur “genius award,” and Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, as well as members of learned societies all over the world. UT’s athletic programs are said to be the best overall in the United States, and its libraries, museums, and archives are lauded in every educated part of the world. Texas alumni have made their marks in law, engineering, geology, business, journalism, and all fields of the sciences, arts, and entertainment. The Texas Book gathers together personality profiles, historical essays, and first-person reminiscences to create an informal, highly readable history of UT. Many fascinating characters appear in these pages, including visionary president and Ransom Center founder Harry Huntt Ransom, contrarian English professor and Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie, legendary regent and lightning rod Frank C. Erwin, and founder of the field of Mexican American Studies, Am?rico Paredes. The historical pieces recall some of the most dramatic and challenging episodes in the university’s history, including recurring attacks on the school by politicians and regents, the institution’s history of segregation and struggles to become a truly diverse university, the sixties’ protest movements, and the Tower sniper shooting. Rounding off the collection are reminiscences by former and current students and faculty, including Walter Prescott Webb, Willie Morris, Betty Sue Flowers, J.M. Coetzee, and Barbara Jordan, who capture the spirit of the campus at moments in time that defined their eras.

Comics


Comics


$19.01


Comics have a rich and varied history, beginning on the walls of caves and evolving to the sophisticated medium found on websites today. For a kid, comics can be more than entertainment. Comics can be a lifeline to another world, one in which everyone has the potential to become a superhero and children are welcome to all the power adults have overlooked. Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning follows the trajectory of comics from their early incarnations to their current form. Kids learn how to sketch comic faces and bodies, invent a superhero, draw manga characters, and create their own graphic novel or webcomic. Short biographies of famous cartoonists provide inspiration and introduce specific comic styles. Comics introduces the technology available to budding young cartoonists, while they channel their creative powers and develop their storytelling skills. Part history, part instruction, pure fun, Comics entertains and informs young readers while challenging them to join the cartooning conversation. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in language art, and social studies; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Comics


Comics


$16.91


Comics have a rich and varied history, beginning on the walls of caves and evolving to the sophisticated medium found on websites today. For a kid, comics can be more than entertainment. Comics can be a lifeline to another world, one in which everyone has the potential to become a superhero and children are welcome to all the power adults have overlooked. Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning follows the trajectory of comics from their early incarnations to their current form. Kids learn how to sketch comic faces and bodies, invent a superhero, draw manga characters, and create their own graphic novel or webcomic. Short biographies of famous cartoonists provide inspiration and introduce specific comic styles. Comics introduces the technology available to budding young cartoonists, while they channel their creative powers and develop their storytelling skills. Part history, part instruction, pure fun, Comics entertains and informs young readers while challenging them to join the cartooning conversation. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in language art, and social studies; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Autobiographical Comics


Autobiographical Comics


$71.9


A troubled childhood in Iran. Living with a disability. Grieving for a dead child. Over the last forty years the comic book has become an increasingly popular way of telling personal stories of considerable complexity and depth. In Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures, Elisabeth El Refaie offers a long overdue assessment of the key conventions, formal properties, and narrative patterns of this fascinating genre. The book considers eighty-five works of North American and European provenance, works that cover a broad range of subject matters and employ many different artistic styles. Drawing on concepts from several disciplinary fields-including semiotics, literary and narrative theory, art history, and psychology-El Refaie shows that the traditions and formal features of comics provide new possibilities for autobiographical storytelling. For example, the requirement to produce multiple drawn versions of one’s self necessarily involves an intense engagement with physical aspects of identity, as well as with the cultural models that underpin body image. The comics medium also offers memoirists unique ways of representing their experience of time, their memories of past events, and their hopes and dreams for the future. Furthermore, autobiographical comics creators are able to draw on the close association in contemporary Western culture between seeing and believing in order to persuade readers of the authentic nature of their stories.

Compulsive Beauty


Compulsive Beauty


$12.37


Surrealism has long been seen as its founder, André Breton, wanted it to be seen: as a movement of love and liberation. In Compulsive Beauty, Foster reads surrealism from its other, darker side: as an art given over to the uncanny, to the compulsion to repeat and the drive toward death. To this end Foster first restages the difficult encounter of surrealism with Freudian psychoanalysis, then redefines the crucial categories of surrealism – the marvelous, convulsive beauty, objective chance – in terms of the Freudian uncanny, or the return of familar things made strange by repression. Next, with the art of Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, and Alberto Giacometti in mind, Foster develops a theory of the surrealist image as a working over of a primal fantasy. This leads him finally to propose as a summa of surrealism a body of work often shunted to its margins: the dolls of Hans Bellmer, so many traumatic tableaux that point to difficult connections not only between sadism and masochism butal so between surrealism and fascism. At this point Compulsive Beauty turns to the social dimension of the surrealist uncanny. First Foster reads the surrealist repertoire of automatons and mannequins as a reflection on the uncanny processes of mechanization and commodification. Then he considers the surrealist use of outmoded images as an attempt to work through the historical repression effected by these same processes. In a brief conclusion he discusses the fate of surrealism today ina world become surrealistic. Compulsive Beauty not only offers a deconstructive reading of surrealism, long neglected by Anglo-American art history, it also participatesin a postmodern reconsideration of modernism, the dominant accounts of which have obscured its involvements in desire and trauma, capitalist shock and technological development. Hal Foster is Associate Professor of Art History and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. He is an

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