Print and Book Art
Beautiful Women Japanese Prints Coloring Book
Women's Fashion and Lifestyle in Japanese Art
Paperback ISBN: 4805314699
Featuring elegant woodblock prints of beautiful Japanese women, this adult coloring book is the perfect stress-reliever for fans of Japanese fashion and art. Beautiful Women Japanese Prints Coloring Book celebrates 200 years of women in Japanese art—from the ukiyo-e woodblock prints of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century traditional Japan to modern shin hanga prints of the early twentieth-centry jazz era. This lavish fine art coloring book features 22 images of women from all walks of life—from court ladies to housewives—at work, at play and in contemplation. Like women the world over, they are dynamic as well as beautiful. With a wonderful section of prints of varying artistic complexity, this book is the perfect way to enjoy a slice of Japan's rich culture while having fun with coloring art. When your masterpiece is complete, tear it out at the perforation to frame and display. - A copy of the richly colored original print sits opposite your "canvas" to use as a reference, if desired. - Each print is accompanied by a fascinating introduction to the context or the artist behind the original work. - Every page is perforated for easy framing and display.
Paperback ISBN: 0500287767
A provocative assessment of movie posters from India spans the complete history of Hindi movies and offers insight into Bollywood's considerable and growing contributions in both film and poster art. Original.
Nearly 20 Inspired Projects to Paint and Frame Instantly
Paperback ISBN: 1631064983
Learn to create precious watercolor paintings that you can paint and frame in just one day. Paint and Frame: Botanical Watercolor features 20 charming modern watercolor projects including florals, nature scenes, and more. With step-by-step instructions and watercolor paper included, you can try your hand at these “mini” projects, and then you can instantly display your painting in one of the enclosed frames. Add patterns or colors to your frame, then simply fold it to an upright position, and your brand new watercolor painting can be displayed inside it. Stop storing your art projects in a drawer while you wait to get frames. These handcrafted frames are ideal for displaying artwork around the house, at your desk, or to mail as a lovely handmade gift. Paint and Frame: Botanical Watercolor comes with an instruction book, 20 step-by-step watercolor projects to try, an assortment of watercolor paper, and 5 fantastic frames to decorate and personalize yourself. This is the perfect gift for the beginner artist looking to display their work in an elegant way without paying for expensive frames.
With Excerpts from the Artist's Notebooks
Paperback ISBN: 1582436371
Henry Evans (19181990) began making botanical prints in 1958, depicting some 1,400 subjects in 31 years. In that time, he was accorded more than 250 one-man shows in many countries around the world and in almost every state in the union. Admired by art lovers and naturalists alike, Henry's work reveals a style intriguingly personal and botanically faithful, unerring in its feeling for rhythm and design. Self-taught as a printer, botanist, and artist, he developed a unique style and technique. He drew directly from living subjects, and all subjects were portrayed life-size. He used linoleum as a printing surface and an 1852 Washington Hand Press to make the prints. All of the work was done by hand. All of the materials that were used were of the best quality, and all of the editions were limited. Each linoleum-block print was numbered, dated, and signed by the artist. After printing, the blocks were destroyed. Botanical Prints presents a vast array of Evans's work and goes one step further by providing excerpts from the artist's notebook, which illuminate not only the physical processes he used but also the brilliant mind that created both the prints and the prose.
Building a Masterpiece
Milwaukee Art Museum
Paperback ISBN: 155595202x
This coffee table-sized art book, a reprint of the original 2001 edition, offers readers a lavishly-illustrated look at the Milwaukee Art Museum's new wing unveiled in 2001--the unique Quadracci Pavilion--designed by well- known architect Santiago Calatrava. The book includes highlights of the museum's collection as well as numerous photographs of the Pavilion's combination of linear, flowing, sweeping--and always energetic design. It includes an introduction by former museum director Russell Bowman. Oversize: 10x11". Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Butterfly Botanical Prints
45 Ready-to-Frame Vintage Illustrations for Your Home Décor
Paperback ISBN: 1507205287
Add style to any wall with forty-five vintage, colorful butterfly and botanical prints—a top design trend for 2017 according to Elle Décor and Better Homes and Gardens. Wall art adds instant style to any space, but paintings, prints, and posters can quickly eat up a decorating budget. Instant Wall Art: Butterfly Botanical Prints features forty-five beautiful ready-to-frame prints inspired by vintage scientific illustrations allowing you to affordably adorn your walls. The intricately detailed prints are perfect for any type of space whether you are decorating your first apartment or updating the walls in your dream home. Combine multiple prints to create a gallery of gorgeous drawings. Printed on high quality, perforated paper, each 8x10 image is ready for easy removal and quick framing.
The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
Hardcover ISBN: 3791357395
The art of the chiaroscuro woodcut is celebrated in this groundbreaking and generously illustrated book. Chiaroscuro woodcuts are among the most immediately appealing of all historic prints, displaying exquisite invention, refined draftsmanship, technical virtuosity, and sumptuous color. Printing two or more woodblocks inked in different tones to create an image, the chiaroscuro woodcut was the earliest, most successful foray into color printing in Europe. Following its invention in Germany, the technique was first adopted around 1516 in Italy where it flourished through the sixteenth century. This novel art form engaged the interests of the most celebrated artists of the Renaissance, including Titian, Raphael, Parmigianino, and Beccafumi, and underwent sophisticated developments in the hands of such master printmakers as Ugo da Carpi, Antonio da Trento, Niccolò Vicentino, and Andrea Andreani. Featuring more than 100 prints and related drawings, this book incorporates pioneering art historical research and scientific analysis to present a comprehensive study of the subject. Essays trace its creative origins and evolution, describing both materials and means of production. Brimming with full-color illustrations of rare and beautiful works, this book offers a fresh interpretation of these remarkable prints, which exemplify the rich imagery of the Italian Renaissance. Published in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art