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Choice of Weapons
Choice of Weapons
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512022
The noted author/photographer recounts his life and the bitter struggle he has faced, since he was sixteen-years-old, against poverty and racial prejudice
Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters
His Life, Art, and Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810980886
An illustrated study of the life and art of the noted Impressionist traces Renoir's career from his early struggles to his triumphant later years and discusses his stylistic, technical, and topical contributions to art
Rodin: Sculpture & Drawings
Sculpture & Drawings
Paperback      ISBN: 0300038321
Traces the development of the artistic techniques and subjects of Auguste Rodin and examines the cross-fertilization between his drawing and sculpture
The Spirit of Native America: Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art
The Spirit of Native America
Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0877015155
Portrays the art and artifacts created by North American Indians
The Inro Handbook: Studies of Netsuke, Inro, and Lacquer
The Inro Handbook
Studies of Netsuke, Inro, and Lacquer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0834801353
For collectors who have discovered the delights of such miniature Japanese art forms as the inro and the netsuke, this authoritative and enlightening book offers a wealth of valuable information. That it also affords entry to a world of fascinating design and superb craftsmanship goes without saying. In addition to illustrating in color and discussing in detail 108 distinguished inro and their accompanying netsuke, as well as 18 related miniature objects, it presents highly informative essays on the making of inro, on pearl shell inlays, and, in particular on the materials and techniques of lacquer art, the last of these with 62 color photos. It also furnishes an extensive list of lacquer artists' signatures with 386 photos. It is refreshing to have an author tell his readers not only what his book is but also what it is not. In his introduction Bushell says: "This book is addressed to the collector of inro, netsuke, and other forms of miniature Japanese art, with emphasis on works in lacquer. Its purpose is specific and limited. It is not a comprehensive study of lacquer. It is not a historical survey, a technical analysis, a comparative examination, or a compendium of terms and definitions. In point of time it is limited to the Tokugawa, Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa periods. In point of craft it is limited to the later development of precise and sophisticated techniques, with their brilliant decorative effects." Bushell points out that he is not making an unnecessary emotional appeal in praise of lacquer. His objective is far more practical. This book is the product of his efforts to understand the structure underlying the beauty of lacquer art and to provide clear and simple explanations. Because other books on the subject had not satisfied him, he undertook his own basic research, and here he presents the information he acquired through painstaking study with master lacquer craftsmen and other authorities.
Norman Rockwell Treasury
Norman Rockwell Treasury
Hardcover      ISBN: 0883654113
A panorama of American social history as seen from Rockwell's point of view includes 225 illustrations from magazine cover illustrations and advertisements to his powerful pictorial statements on social issues.
Love You Forever
Love You Forever
School & Library      ISBN: 0920668364
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0500201919
Bridgman's Life Drawing
Bridgman's Life Drawing
Paperback      ISBN: 0486227103
Describes the factors involved in sketching the human form in various positions
In the Arts & Crafts Style
In the Arts & Crafts Style
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811802027
Looks at the history and influences of the arts and crafts movement, and shows furniture produced by Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, and other designers