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Art and Artists - Asia -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 17 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly - Art, Human Rights, and the Power of Writing a Letter by David Spalding (Editor)
    Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly - Art, Human Rights, and the Power of Writing a Letter - by David Spalding (Editor)

    £18.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781452159294 | ISBN 10: 1452159297

    Contributions by Ai Weiwei, Cheryl Haines, David Spalding, and Jasmine Heiss. Edited by David Spalding   Renowned artist Ai Weiwei engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights with his art installation @Large: Ai Weiwei on ... more

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  • Cover image of book The White Book by Han Kang
    The White Book - by Han Kang

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846276958 | ISBN 10: 1846276950

    From the author of The Vegetarian and Human Acts comes a book like no other.  The White Book is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunnin ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Brother
    My Brother's Husband - by Gengoroh Tagame

    £16.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780349134574 | ISBN 10: 034913457x

    Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who dec ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kirigami by Monika Cilmi
    Kirigami - by Monika Cilmi

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784287665 | ISBN 10: 1784287660

    Kirigami involves the folding and cutting of paper to make beautiful shapes and decorations.   Many people enjoy origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, and delight in the variety of shapes that can be created. Kirigami adds a new ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ai Weiwei Speaks: With Hans Ulrich Obrist by Ai Weiwei and Hans Ulrich Obrist
    Ai Weiwei Speaks: With Hans Ulrich Obrist - by Ai Weiwei and Hans Ulrich Obrist

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141983912 | ISBN 10: 0141983914

    A new edition of conversations between the artist Ai Wei Wei and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, coming up to the present day.   Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the wo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chinese Patterns to Colour by Struan Reid, ullustrated by David Thelwell
    Chinese Patterns to Colour - by Struan Reid, ullustrated by David Thelwell

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781474917315 | ISBN 10: 1474917313

    An exquisite colouring book featuring the time-honoured colours, patterns and symbols of ancient Chinese art. From calligraphy to embroidered silk, readers can learn the ancient techniques behind the crafts whilst colouring in the stylishly designed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hiroshige by Adele Schlombs
    Hiroshige - by Adele Schlombs

    £8.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9783836519632 | ISBN 10: 3836519631

    Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning “pictures of the floating world,” ukiyo-e was a particular woodblock print genre of art that flourished between the 17th and 19th centuries. S ... more

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  • Cover image of book Japanese Patterns: Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups by Various authors
    Japanese Patterns: Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782434085 | ISBN 10: 1782434089

    Inspired by the traditions and seasonal festivals of Japan, the beautiful patterns in this book are sure to spark your inner creative.  With its stunning, elegant and simple designs, Japanese style comes from a rich cultural background and is in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Japanese Woodblocks: Masterpieces of Art by Michael Robinson
    Japanese Woodblocks: Masterpieces of Art - by Michael Robinson

    £12.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783612123 | ISBN 10: 1783612126

    Woodblock printing is a traditional artistic medium in Japan most renowned for its use in ukiyo-e or 'floating world' prints. Both moving and mesmerising, this medium captures scenes with considerable atmosphere and vibrancy whether it be crashing wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Weiwei-isms by Ai Weiwei, edited by Larry Warsh
    Weiwei-isms - by Ai Weiwei, edited by Larry Warsh

    £9.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780691157665 | ISBN 10: 0691157669

    This collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of Ai Weiwei's thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life. A master at communicating powerful ideas in astonishingly few words, Ai Weiwei is known for his innovative use of soc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hanging Man: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei by Barnaby Martin
    Hanging Man: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei - by Barnaby Martin

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571280469 | ISBN 10: 0571280463

    "You must write down this story as a record because very soon I will forget. And I realize it can be a very important record because it shows the general condition of this state, of this judicial system, of this kind of mentality and behaviour."(Ai W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ai Weiwei
    Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 - by Ai Weiwei, translated by Lee Ambrozy

    £30.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780262015219 | ISBN 10: 0262015218

    In 2006, even though he could barely type, China's most famous artist started blogging. For more than three years, Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary, criticism of government policy, thoughts on art and architecture, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Color of Love by Kiyo Ueda
    The Color of Love - by Kiyo Ueda

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781569707463 | ISBN 10: 1569707464

    High schooler Nao is in love with his best friend, Taira, but is adamant about keeping his feelings secret. When Taira begins to notice a change in his friend, will Nao deny his feelings or accept them? Meanwhile, Makino has a history of bad luck whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book China Everyday! by Zhang Yao and Bu Yi
    China Everyday! - by Zhang Yao and Bu Yi

    £19.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904915263 | ISBN 10: 1904915264

    China Everyday! provides a fascinating and revealing insight into a culture and a history that still remains enigmatic to audiences the world over. China Everyday! documents the commonplace, everyday items of contemporary Chinese culture through stun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
    Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea - by Guy Delisle

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780224079907 | ISBN 10: 0224079905

    Famously referred to as an 'Axis-of-Evil' country, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. A series of manmade and natural catastrophes have also left it one of the poorest.  When the fortress-lik ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barefoot Gen - Vol. 2: The Day After by Keiji Nakazawa
    Barefoot Gen - Vol. 2: The Day After - by Keiji Nakazawa

    £13.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780867196191 | ISBN 10: 086719619x

    Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the U.S.A.  Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume saga shows life i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mehndi Designs: Traditional Henna Body Art by Marty Noble
    Mehndi Designs: Traditional Henna Body Art - by Marty Noble

    £4.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780486438603 | ISBN 10: 0486438600

    166 lovely designs, adapted from authentic images used in the ancient art of henna body painting, incorporate scores of lovely patterns.  Used to cover hands, forearms, and feet during celebrations, the designs include fine line, lacy, and paisl ... more

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