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The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting = Chieh Tzu Y”Uan Hua Chuan, 1679-1701: A Facsimile of the 1887-1888 Shanghai Edition With the Text Trans
The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting = Chieh Tzu Y”Uan Hua Chuan, 1679-1701
A Facsimile of the 1887-1888 Shanghai Edition With the Text Trans
Paperback      ISBN: 0691018197
Originally published as Volume 2 of The Tao of Painting, this is the first English translation of the famous Chinese handbook, the "Chieh Tzu Yüan Hua Chuan" (original, 1679-1701). Mai-mai Sze has translated and annotated the texts of instructions, discussions of the fundamentals of painting, notes on the preparation of colors, and chief editorial prefaces.
It's All Downhill from Here
It's All Downhill from Here
Paperback      ISBN: 0836220935
Cartoons offer a humorous look at camping trips, school, volunteer work, community protests, pierced ears, houseplants, Halloween, costume parties, weddings, Christmas, and friendship
Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism Art Between the Wars: Art Between the Wars
Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism Art Between the Wars
Art Between the Wars
Paperback      ISBN: 0300055196
This book begins by considering responses by French artists to the First World War, showing how Purism, Dada, and early Surrealism are related to the ethos of post-war reconstruction. The authors then discuss the language of construction in places as dissimilar as France, Germany, and the Soviet Union; the contrasting demands of the utility and decoration of objects and paintings; and the relationship of surrealism to questions of sexuality and gender and to Freudian theory. The book concludes by addressing the widespread debate over realism in art: whether it represents an alternative to the elitism of the avant-garde or whether avant-garde art should play a role in the development of a modern realism.
Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey
Sacred Mirrors
The Visionary Art of Alex Grey
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813148
Surreal paintings combine the detail of anatomical illustrations with the spiritual images of Buddhism
Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters
Renoir
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
Gothic Art
Gothic Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0500200580
An illustrated history of Gothic art tracing its development and its influence on other styles of art
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
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
Life Paints Its Own Span: On the Significance of Spontaneous Paintings by Severely Ill Children
Life Paints Its Own Span
On the Significance of Spontaneous Paintings by Severely Ill Children
Paperback      ISBN: 3856305165
The pioneering work, Life Paints Its Own Span, is a comprehensive exposition of Susan Bach's original approach to the physical and psychospiritual evaluation of spontaneous paintings and drawings by severely ill patients. At the same time, this work is a moving record of Susan Bach's own journey of discovery.
Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence
Griffin and Sabine
An Extraordinary Correspondence
Hardcover      ISBN: 0877017883
A novel in colorful postcards and letters depicts the enigmatic relationship between British artist Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem, a mysterious woman living on a Pacific island who can see Griffin as he works in London