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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
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
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
Matisse
Matisse
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847805468
Documents the evolution of Matisse's art from the somber palette of his first works during the 1890s through his sixty-year progression of colorful experiments in various styles and media
Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Hiroshige
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807611433
Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, actually composed of 118 splendid woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art. The series contains many of Hiroshige's best-loved and most extraordinary prints. Like Venice and Florence in the 14th and 15th centuries, or Paris in the age of the Impressionists, the city of Edo, with its superb landmarks and its festive display of elegant urban life, exerts a special and compelling fascination. Hiroshige revealed the panorama of his city's activities with subtle and vivid visual anecdotes: fireworks seen from the river, fashionable geishas on parade, the kabuki district at night, intimate moments in the gardens and teahouses. It is a tour de force of artistic vision and printmaking craftsmanship. This edition has been reproduced from an exceptionally fine, first-edition set in the Brooklyn Museum of Art to insure maximum fidelity to the original prints. Henry Smith ex-plains the world of Edo in its twilight before the Meiji Restoration and the beginnings of a modern urban society. Each plate is accompanied by a commentary that discusses its artistic and cultural interest in detail. For anyone interested in Japan, the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo is perhaps the finest guide and one of the greatest legacies imaginable.
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 Thames and Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance
The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0500201919
Paul Klee
Paul Klee
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810912082
A broad selection of representative color reproductions presented with individual analysis and supplemented with a brief biography
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810913267
Briefly discusses the life and art of the French painter and provides commentary on his major works
The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
The Mayor of Castro Street
The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
Paperback      ISBN: 0312019009
A biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay city official in the nation, recounts his public and personal life, and examines the emergence of the San Francisco gay community as a social and political force