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The Lives of the Artists
The Lives of the Artists
Paperback      ISBN: 019283410x

These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term "Renaissance," was the first to outline the influential theory of Renaissance art that traces a progression through Giotto, Brunelleschi, and finally the titanic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael. This new translation, specially commissioned for the World's Classics series, contains thirty-six of the most important lives and is fully annotated.

Felix Nussbaum: Art Defamed, Art in Exile, Art in Resistance : A Biography
Felix Nussbaum
Art Defamed, Art in Exile, Art in Resistance : A Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0879517891

This edition of the definitive catalog of Nussbaum's work, on permanent display at the Cultural History Museum in Osnabruck, Germany, includes paintings by Nussbaum that have come to light in the last five years, and takes into account new facts that have emerged on his life and artistic contacts. A new chapter has been added tracing the rediscovery of his works and the reconstruction of his biography. A concluding comment outlines problems of establishing the chronological order of his works, and issues of their reception and interpretation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Winslow Homer: Illustrating America
Winslow Homer
Illustrating America
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0807614661

Explores the illustrations of Winslow Homer, one of the USA's most popular nineteenth century artists.

Da Vinci: A Beginner's Guide
Da Vinci
A Beginner's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0340790466

This is a brief but detailed introduction into Da Vinci's background and the times he lived in, his influence on the world of art, and his astounding explorations in science and technology.

Drawing on the Artist Within
Drawing on the Artist Within
Paperback      ISBN: 067163514x

Whether you are a business manager, teacher, writer, technician, or student, you'll find Drawing on the Artist Within the most effective program ever created for tapping your creative powers. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of instructional drawings and the work of master artists, this book is written for people with no previous experience in art.

AH-HA I SEE IT NOW
Everyone has experienced that joyful moment when the light flashes on -- the Ah-Ha of creativity.

Creativity. It is the force that drives problem-solving, informs effective decision-making and opens new frontiers for ambition and intelligence. Those who succeed have learned to harness their creative power by keeping that light bulb turned on.

Now, Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the million-copy best-seller that proved all people can draw well just as they can read well, has decoded the secrets of the creative process to help you tap your full creative potential and apply that power to everyday problems. How does Betty Edwards do this? Through the power of drawing -- power you can harness to see problems in new ways.

You will learn how the creative process progresses from stage to stage and how to move your own problem-solving through these key steps:
* First insight
* Saturation
* Incubation
* Illumination (the Ah-Ha )
* Verification

Through simple step-by-step exercises that require no special artistic abilities, Betty Edwards will teach you how to take a new point of view, how to look at things from a different perspective, how to see the forest and the trees, in short, how to bring your visual, perceptual brainpower to bear on creative problem-solving.
Hiroshige Fan Prints
Hiroshige Fan Prints
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810965763

No Japanese artist is more famous or more beloved than the 19th-century master of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Yet one important dimension of his work has never received the attention it merits -- the fan print. This exquisitely illustrated volume celebrates the outstanding collection of Hiroshige fan prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the largest known holding of its kind in the world.

Published here in its entirety for the first time, the Hiroshige collection at the V&A consists of 126 vivid and varied fan prints, all of which are remarkable for their vibrant colors and striking design. Depicting courtesans in gorgeous costumes, domestic architecture, and rural scenes with flowers and birds, the prints offer compelling insights into Japanese life. Hiroshige's rich, poetic works are as captivating today as when they were first created; they will delight collectors, students of Japanese culture, and all lovers of Japanese art.



Francisco Goya y Lucientes, 1746-1828
Francisco Goya y Lucientes, 1746-1828
Paperback      ISBN: 0714838446

Goya is sometimes called the last of the Old Masters and the first of the Moderns, and his work has left a lasting impression on avant garde artists from Manet to Picasso. This paperback volume offers an introduction to Goya and covers all aspects of his work: oil, fresco, etching, lithography, chalk and pen. In his lifetime, Goya worked for some of the most prestigious Spanish patrons. For most of his career he was court painter, and yet he also produced some of the most compelling images of social unrest of the last century.

Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman
Mary Cassatt
Modern Woman
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810940892

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was one of the few women artists to have succeeded professionally in her era, and the only American invited to exhibit with the French Impressionists. Extensively illustrated with paintings, prints and pastels spanning Cassatt's whole career, this volume, published to accompany a travelling exhibition in the USA, contains essays which trace the artist's development from her early influences to her critical role in bringing Old Master and Impressionist art to the United States.

Growing Pains
Growing Pains
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511735

Wanda G g rose from poverty in small-town Minnesota to international fame in the 1920s as the author of the children's classic, Millions of Cats. Her early diaries, first published in 1940, are the touching, often humorous record of her youth and her struggles to develop her talent.

Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670893919

The life and work of the great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) have proved endlessly fascinating for later generations. Da Vinci is perhaps best known for his great works of art and his contribution to art theory. However as modern historians have discovered, the scope of da Vinci's achievement is immense -- his equally impressive contribution to science has been preserved in a vast quantity of notes that became widely known in the 20th century -- and cost even Bill Gates a noticeable part of his fortune when he bought the notebooks in a much publicized auction.

In his biography of da Vinci, National Book Award winner and world-renowned writer Sherwin Nuland explores the enormous breadth in this great man's lifelong pursuit of knowledge.