Fine Arts Specific Aspects
200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills
Paperback ISBN: 0764138111
Challenging tutorials, 35 imaginative projects to complete, and tips from professional artists introduce beginning students to the building blocks of art. This profusely illustrated book teaches serious beginners the fundamental skills of graphic design as an introduction to their formal study in fine art, illustration, computer game design, interior design, animation, and virtually all other avenues in the visual arts. The author advises on setting up a proper workspace and assembling the needed materials--everything from sketchpads and paints to affordable computer software. Chapters that follow present themes and related projects that instruct readers in - The basics of line art for illustration and lettering - Understanding color and tone and using color media - Texture in art - Spatial relationships and perspective - Creating shapes and relating them to other elements of composition More than 200 color illustrations demonstrate art principles and practical techniques, and show students how to apply what they are learning in a wide range of media.
Cultivating Your Creative Life
Exercises, Activities & Inspiration for Finding Balance, Beauty & Success as an Artist
Paperback ISBN: 1592537863
"Cultivating Your Creative Life: How to Find Balance, Beauty, and Success as an Artist is a multi-faceted book where creativity and wonder intermingle to show how to live a creative and balanced life while moving toward your goals. You'll delve right into the creative process and find practical and inspiring suggestions on making a living as a working artist. This book holds reverence and respect for the natural world in high esteem, using a central visual metaphor of the growth and blossoming of a tree.Alena Hennessy's illustration style combines nature, whimsey, delicacy, and a modern sensibility; vibrant pen and ink illustrations accompany relevant quotes of inspiration, tips, and creative journal exercises. Cultivating Your Creative Life is not onlyan interactive creativity guide; it is a work of art, in itself--a beautiful, collectible volume--to save and to savor, or to give as a gift to the special creative person in your life"--
The Rape of Europa
The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Paperback ISBN: 0679756868
A carefully researched volume recounts the Third Reich's war on European culture and reveals the roles of such figures as Hitler, Hermann Goering, Gertrude Stein, and Marc Chagall. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Hardcover ISBN: 0811871258
Over the past decade, James Jean has won critical acclaim for his art (including a record eight Eisner Awards in a row for his cover illustrations for the DC Comics series Fables), hosted celebrated gallery exhibitions around the globe, received numerous design awards, and developed a fan base of devoted collectors. Rebus showcases new work as well as important creative milestones including the eerie dreamscapes of his oil paintings, the elaborate installations and animations he created for Prada in 2008, his gorgeous illustration work, as well as never-before-published pages from his detailed sketchbooks. Page after page, this monumental book reveals new ideas and explorations from an artist whose voice, influence, and vision remain simply unparalleled.
100 Things Every Artist Should Know
Paperback ISBN: 1600582435
What's the best way to stretch watercolor paper? What basic materials do I need to start oil painting? How can I use color to create mood in my paintings? Readers can find answers to these questions and much more in 100 Things Every Artist Should Know. This broad book aims to equip and inspire beginners with fundamental art knowledge, as well as provide a refresher course for more experienced artists. Readers can discover or re-discover essential concepts, tips, and techniques distilled into a collection of 100 instructional entries by a range of Walter Foster authors. From lessons on value and color theory to helpful shortcuts, this book seeks to cover it all!
Art & Place
Site-Specific Art of the Americas
Hardcover ISBN: 0714865516
Presents works of site-specific art from the Americas, from prehistoric pictographs and baroque church interiors to contemporary earthworks and sculptures, arranged by location, from Canada to Argentina.