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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
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.
George Segal
George Segal
Paperback      ISBN: 1558592555
Traces the career of the American sculptor, shows a selection of his plaster figures and drawings, and describes the techniques he uses to create his sculpture
Bridgman's Life Drawing
Bridgman's Life Drawing
Paperback      ISBN: 0486227103
Describes the factors involved in sketching the human form in various positions
Frida Kahlo: The Brush of Anguish
Frida Kahlo
The Brush of Anguish
Paperback      ISBN: 0811804852
A stunning collection of pictures and commentary reveals the life and artistry of the flamboyant and enigmatic Mexican painter
Dali's Mustache
Dali's Mustache
Hardcover      ISBN: 2080135600
With 101 Life magazine covers to his credit, Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was one of the leading portrait photographers of his time. In addition to his distinguished career in photojournalism, Halsman was one of the great pioneers of experimental photography, motivated by a profound desire to push this youngest of art forms toward new frontiers by using innovative and unorthodox photographic techniques. One of Halsman's favorite subjects was Salvarod Dali, the glittering and controversial painter and theorist with whom the photographer shared a unique friendship and extraordinary professional collaboration that spanned over thirty years. Whenever Dali imagined a photograph so strange that its production seemed impossible, Halsman tried to find the solution, and invariably succeeded. As Halsman explains in his postface, Dali's Mustache is the fruit of this marriage of the minds. The jointly conceived and seemingly nonsensical questions and answers reveal the gleeful humor and assumed cynicism for which Dali is famous, while the marvelous and inspired images of Dali's mustache brilliantly display Halsman's consummate skill and extraordinary inventiveness as a photographer. This combination of wit, absurdity, and the offhandedly profound is irresistible and has contributed to the enduring fascination inspired by this unique photographic interview, which has become a cult classic and valuable collector's item since its original publication in 1954. The present volume faithfully reproduces the first edition and will introduce a new generation to the irreverent humor and imaginative genius of two great artists.
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
Sense of Beauty: Being the Outline of Aesthetic Theory
Sense of Beauty
Being the Outline of Aesthetic Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 0486202380
Masterfully written discussion of the nature of beauty, form, expression; art, literature, and social sciences involved. Santayana covers the nature and materials of beauty, form, expression, and much more.
Gothic Art
Gothic Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0500200580
An illustrated history of Gothic art tracing its development and its influence on other styles of art
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