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Andy Warhol, 365 Takes: The Andy Warhol Museum Collection
Andy Warhol, 365 Takes
The Andy Warhol Museum Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810943298
Presents a fascinating collection of paintings, ephemera, and personal memorabilia from the collection of Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum, accompanied by commentaries from members of the museum staff and quotes from the artist's own writings.
The Quiet Eye: A Way of Looking at Pictures
The Quiet Eye
A Way of Looking at Pictures
Hardcover      ISBN: 0895266385
The Quiet Eye is a book of great charm, imbued with a love and understanding of art that speaks directly to the heart. The thirty-three pictures selected by the American sculptress Sylvia Shaw Judson cover a wide spectrum of subjects and styles, from the seventh century to the modern day. They include works by artists ranging from Durer and Brueghel to Rousseau and Klee, pottery and sculpture from ancient Greece, Oriental scrolls and wall paintings, and are accompanied by quotations from Plato and Shakespeare to Wordsworth and Walt Whitman. In making her choice, Sylvia Judson's intention was "to communicate a sense of affirmation, of wonder, of trust. This is a spirit alien to much of the art of our insecure time, but one which I am confident will some day return." The Quiet Eye was first published as a large format art book in 1954, when it won immediate acclaim. The 1982 edition features a more convenient size and some color images that were originally published in black and white.
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
The Annotated Mona Lisa
A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
Paperback      ISBN: 0836280059
A layman's guide to art history free from bogged down, convoluted theories provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society, from ancient times to today. Simultaneous.
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
Paperback      ISBN: 0500271259
Explains the meanings associated with objects, plants, animals, myths, religious symbols, and images in art
Reenchantment of Art
Reenchantment of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0500276897
Argues that artists should reject the patriarchal system that only causes alienation, and engage in a spiritual quest connected to ritual, myth, and the earth
A Concise History of American Architecture
A Concise History of American Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 0064300862
Explores the factors and influences that have enriched American architecture throughout its development from colonial times to the present, covering houses, apartments, factories, and office buildings and the architects who designed them
Living Materials: A Sculptor's Handbook
Living Materials
A Sculptor's Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0520064526
Covers clay, plaster building, mold-making, cement, stone carving, wood, plastic, metals, welding, bronze casting, and sand casting
Artspoke: A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1848-1944
Artspoke
A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1848-1944
Paperback      ISBN: 1558593888
A dictionary of modern art terms, covering such art trends as impressionism, surrealism, futurism, and fauvism
Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey
Sacred Mirrors
The Visionary Art of Alex Grey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0892812575
Surreal paintings combine the detail of anatomical illustrations with the spiritual images of Buddhism
Illuminating Video: An Essential Guide to Video Art
Illuminating Video
An Essential Guide to Video Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0893813907
Gathers together essays on video art, covering such aspects as its history, and its relationship to the media, fine arts, and culture