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Learning to Look: A Handbook for the Visual Arts
Learning to Look
A Handbook for the Visual Arts
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0226791548
An illustrated beginner's guide to the visual arts examines specific art works, studies expression and construction of art, and discusses creative and technical processes of art
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0231063652
In this acclaimed work, first published in 1986, world-renowned scholar Arthur C. Danto explored the inextricably linked but often misunderstood relationship between art and philosophy. In light of the book's impact--especially the essay "The End of Art," which dramatically announced that art ended in the 1960s--this enhanced edition includes a foreword by Jonathan Gilmore that discusses how scholarship has changed in response to it. Complete with a new bibliography of work on and influenced by Danto's ideas,The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art continues to be of interest to anyone who thinks seriously about art, as well as to philosophers, aestheticians, and art historians.
The Art of Southeast Asia: Cambodia Vietnam Thailand Laos Burma Java Bali
The Art of Southeast Asia
Cambodia Vietnam Thailand Laos Burma Java Bali
Paperback      ISBN: 0500200602
Briefly discusses the history of styles of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the countries of Southeast Asia
The Illustrator's Bible: The Complete Sourcebook of Tips, Tricks, and Time-Saving Techniques in Oil, Alkalyd, Acrylic, Gouache, Casein, Watercolor, D
The Illustrator's Bible
The Complete Sourcebook of Tips, Tricks, and Time-Saving Techniques in Oil, Alkalyd, Acrylic, Gouache, Casein, Watercolor, D
Paperback      ISBN: 0823025322
Surveys useful tools, materials, and techniques for the professional illustrator
The Night of the Twisters
The Night of the Twisters
Paperback      ISBN: 0064401766
After a devastating tornado that destroyed his neighborhood and much of Grand Island, Nebraska, Dan Hatch--who survived with his baby brother and best friend--fears for the safety of the rest of his family
Fauvism
Fauvism
Paperback      ISBN: 0500202273
Les Fauves (the wild beasts) was the nickname given in 1905 to a group of painters led by Henri Matisse. Today, their paintings are among the most popular of all twentieth-century art. Yet when Matisse and his friends - Derain, Vlaminck, Marquet, Dufy and Braque among them - first exhibited their work, the reaction of public and critics was astonishment and often hostility. Using strong, even strident, colors, applied in a manner deriving from Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, the Fauves took painting back to its basic principles, inspired by primitive art, popular prints and children's paintings, and paved the way to Cubism. The artists, their work, their relationships, their achievements and the critical and commercial response to their work are discussed in this absorbing book, the first in many years to offer a reappraisal of Fauvism.
Once upon an Isle: The Story of Fishing Families on Isle Royale
Once upon an Isle
The Story of Fishing Families on Isle Royale
Hardcover      ISBN: 0962436933
Explores the vanished heritage of the fishing families of Isle Royale in the 1930s and 1940s
The Mind of the South
The Mind of the South
Paperback      ISBN: 0679736476
Discusses Southern culture and social conditions, and describes the intellectual attitudes of the New South
The Art of Maurice Sendak
The Art of Maurice Sendak
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810980630
Nearly three hundred reproductions of the famous illustrator's work over the years, including finished illustrations, sketches, penned fantasies, and stage-set designs, are accompanied by an account of Sendak's life and career
Swimmy
Swimmy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394817133
A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.