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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.
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
Bridgman's Life Drawing
Bridgman's Life Drawing
Paperback      ISBN: 0486227103
Describes the factors involved in sketching the human form in various positions
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
Patterns of Intention: On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
Patterns of Intention
On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
Paperback      ISBN: 0300037635
Defines and explains various concepts regarding the painter's intentions in order to provide a basis for understanding of a work of art
Barbs, Prongs, Points, Prickers, and Stickers: A Complete and Illustrated Catalogue of Antique Barbed Wire
Barbs, Prongs, Points, Prickers, and Stickers
A Complete and Illustrated Catalogue of Antique Barbed Wire
Paperback      ISBN: 0806108762
On the Great Plains, a land barren of wood and rock for the traditional rail and stone fences, the wire fence was a logical invention. Hundreds of barded-wire designs were invented, and the more practical patents were manufactured and shipped west at great profit. Today collectors are carefully searching out that wire for both enjoyment and historical interest. This book was designed to provide a well-organized identifying, classifying, and cataloguing system for the many designs and variations of barded wire. Nearly one thousand drawings and three indexes to patents, inventors, and manufacturers provide an immediate means of identification.
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
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
Frida Kahlo: The Paintings
Frida Kahlo
The Paintings
Paperback      ISBN: 0060923199
Complete with an authoritative critical text, this collection of two hundred reproductions of artworks by radical Mexican artist Frida Kahlo reveals the strange and unforgettable quality of her unique vision.
About Looking
About Looking
Paperback      ISBN: 0679736557
Essays explore the ways in which we look at and derive meaning from paintings by Courbet, Turner, Magritte, and others, as well as nature, zoos, and photographs