Publications

Our printed and digital books, exhibition catalogues, special reports, and interviews

Latest release – published on October 1, 2019

Let’s Hit the Road Again, our new book and traveling exhibition explores the car’s impact on American life and society and  celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. 

During the first decades of the 20th century, the automobile transformed how Americans lived, worked, and spent their leisure hours.  In Let’s Hit the Road Again, you have the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and enjoy how 149 artists from the LandfillArt Collection have celebrated this unique era. These artists from around the world have recycled discarded metal wheel coverings and turned them into fascinating and sometimes controversial artworks.

see Humanities-exchange.org for a full preview and ordering information.


Published October 1 in Japan

Dufy by Design: The Fabric Designs of Raoul Dufy.     A bi-lingual exhibition catalogue published in Japan in English and Japanese.  

Dufy transformed the face of fabric design during the first 30 years of the 20th century, and his style radically influenced the art of fashion design in the Western world. All of the major couturiers of the period and many up to the present have continued to use his fabric designs as the basis for their fashions.

The exhibition is a reappraisal of the work of Dufy with a special emphasis on the fabric designs that he created between 1911 and 1928. Over 60 original fabric designs in watercolor and gouache by Raoul Dufy; 60+ examples of early 20th century silk fabrics designed by Dufy; sketches, promotional drawings from the archives of Bianchini-Ferier in Lyon, France; and 20+ dresses by French couturiers using Dufy fabric designs ( LaCroix, Poiret, etc). Exhibition is currently on tour in travel in Japan until mid-2020.

See Dufybydesign.com for further information


Dressing the Stage: The Costume Designs of Anthony Powell for My Fair Lady

Publication Date:  November 1.

In 2010, the British costume designer, Anthony Powell used 25  fabric designs that Dufy produced during his years working with Bianchini-Ferier (1912 – 1928) to create the costumes for the musical My Fair Lady.   The musical was presented at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris and the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The book highlights interviews with Anthony Powell, and others that were involved in the creation and production of these costumes.


Just in time for Halloween

A look into the tradition, the customs, the history and the foods of this popular and engaging holiday. 

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays that is still celebrated today, and its origins, myths and history make it especially fascinating.

There are many versions of the origins and old customs of Halloween, and while different cultures celebrate Halloween in different ways, most of the  traditional Halloween practices remain the same.

Our new book – In the Heart of Halloween — covers all these topics and more.  Chapters include:

  • Worldwide Traditions
  • Origins in Samhain
  • Growth in North America
  • Customs – trick or treating, jack-o-lanterns,
  • Mexico: Day of the Dead
  • Festivals Around the World
  • A world of superstitions, ghosts, goblins and evil spirits
  • Witches, Magic and Divination
  • Foods of Halloween
  • Children’s Rhymes and Songs

Request a pdf copy of the book  for $2.49.  Click on the paynow button below.  After your payment has been credited, your ebook will be sent, so allow about 12 hours for us to fill your order and and make sure that you use the correct email where you would like to receive it.




Edible Architecture:  Flights of Fantasy in Gingerbread

Every year, thousands of pounds of flour, sugar, ginger, and candies are used to create magical houses, palaces, fairy tales, fantasy villages, and futuristic structures — all edible and temptingly aromatic.

Edible Architecture: Flights of Fantasy in Gingerbread  will amaze and delight in its celebration of the world of Gingerbread Houses. Take a tour of some of the astonishing gingerbread creations around the world, and discover a fascinating world of exhibitions, competitions, chefs, and creators. Adorned with frosting and tasty candies on rough German-style gingerbread, these original and colorful creations have a unique and delicious origin.

This is their story — their link to the popular fairy tale Hansel and Grelel, the enthusiastic and highly competitive contests sponsored every year, the Guiness record breakers creating the largest houses or gingerbread villages, the traditions that are celebrated around the world, and the chefs that create these fantasy palaces from hundreds of pounds of flour, sugar, ginger, and candy.

More Information Here


Folk Art: Celebrating Spring with Decorated Eggs

For thousands of years, the egg has been a powerful and ancient symbol of rebirth and the Spring Equinox  Today,  most historians believe that the holiday of Easter and the practice of decorating and coloring eggshells has its roots in ancient pagan culture. 

This new book shows the varied sources for the folk art of coloring and decorating eggs, while demonstrating their  complexity in design and symbolism.

Eastern European cultures have exceptionally strong traditions of decorating eggs.  Created for hundreds of years in the Urkraine and other Slavic countries, the  extraordinarily delicate and beautiful  Pysanky eggs are highlighted — their  history and methods of decorating are discussed in the book.

Showing how the cultural traditions have merged and evolved over several thousand years of  history, this is a  book to enjoy with your family.  The Egg of Many Cultures: The Transformation from the Ancient Celebration of Spring into Easter, 2017, 62 pages  ISBN 978-0-943488-14-1   $12.95

More information here


Special Reports: an ongoing series

During the past few years, The Humanities Exchange in cooperation with The International Art Alliance and the Corporate Art Brief,  have issued several Sprecial Reports of intrest to art advisors, artists,art collectors, galleries, and those working in the art world.

Here are the reports that are available. More information is available here

How Art and Artists are Transforming the Workplace, special report, 15 pages, 2017

Corporate Art Collections: Current Trends and the Future, special report, 15 pages, 2016

Art Collections in the Law Firm, special report, 20 pages, 2016

New Implications of Copyright: How the Copyright laws are affecting art in the workplace and non-traditional spaces

Five Ways Art is good for Business

The 100 Best – Results of the Research


Celebration of Corporate Art Programmes Worldwide

Co-authors Shirley Reiff Howarth and Peter Harris.  The book offers a fascinating look behind the scenes into the world of corporate art. Celebrating progress in the field of corporate art programs and illustrating examples of best practice, the book explores the involvement of business in promoting and supporting museums and artists through art programs. It documents the work of well over 100 companies worldwide – from major blue chip corporations,  to hospitals, hotels, airports, factories and transit systems  300 pages, 320 color illustrations, hardbound.  Published by Wapping Arts Trust, London, January 2014. Additional information at www.CorporateArtBrief.com


 

The Silent Partner: Art in the Workplace.   

Published by Internattional Art Alliance, and The Humanities Exchange.  2011.  2nd edition in Kindle Edition, 2017.

 


Dufy by Design.  Exhibition catalogue published in English, 2010

Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty.  Published in English; Mississippi Museum of Art and The Humanities Exchange, 2009.

 

Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty. Exhibition catalogue published in English and Japanese, 2006.

Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty. 

Exhibition catalogue, Published by The Humanities Exchange. Exhibition of 200 oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, textile designs from private collections in Europe and antique silk fabrics, original fabric design projects, and sketches from the archives of Soieries of Bianchini-Ferier in Lyon, France offering an unprecedented view of the work of Dufy. . The exhibition was on tour in Japan during 2006 (five museums – Osaka, Shizuoka, Fukushima, Nagoya, Tokyo), and then in North America during 2008-2010 (Society for the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie, WY); and the Museum of Art in Luxembourg in 2011.


The International Directory of Corporate Art Collections

In continuous publication for over 30 years, this is the only reference source to the rapidly changing world of corporate art collecting. Additional information at www.corporateartbrief.com



Guide to Organizers of Traveling Exhibitions. 

An annual directory that described the history, philosophy, types of exhibitions (with lists of available exhibitions), security and transportation requirements, fee ranges, educational programs, and staff information for about 120 of the most important organizers of traveling exhibitions in North America.   Published by The Humanities Exchange from  1988 – 2006.



Traveling Exhibitions in the United States : A Market Study. 

Commissioned by the Musee de la civilisation, Quebec Canada.  Market study of traveling exhibitions in the United States, to identify possible museums for future collaboration.  2005.


Traveling Exhibition Information Service Newsletter and database.

A network of information on traveling exhibitions in the arts, sciences, and history, organized by museums, historical societies and other non-profit educational organizations.  Subscribers included museums, university galleries, libraries, and other exhibition spaces..  Published by The Humanities Exchange.  1981 – 2000.   English, French and German editions.


Corporate ArtBrief,

published by The Humanities Exchange and the International Art Alliance.  On-line newsletter with current news of corporate art collections and resource information.  Published by The Humanities Exchange..  Website addresses:
http://www.humanities-exchange.org    and www.corporateartbrief.com


Traveling Exhibitions Database. 

A searchable database of information on approximately 1400 traveling exhibitions in the arts, sciences, and history.  Published by The Humanities Exchange.  1995 – 2002.  Accessible on the Internet at http://www.exhibitionsonline.org.


Directory of US and Canadian Collections,” The Art Newspaper, No. 105, July – August 2000, part of the supplement of Focus on Corporate Collections


Corporate Art, Globalization in the 90s,” ARTnews Magazine, December 1990, 11 page supplement,.


Corporate Art: The International Partnership,” ARTnews Magazine, December 1988, 26 page supplement


Narcel Breuer, Concrete and the Cross, The Hackley Art Museum, Muskegon, Michigan


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