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Disarmed: The Story of the Venus De Milo
Disarmed
The Story of the Venus De Milo
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0375415238
Curtis (a writer, he's the former editor of Texas Monthly ) has written a savvy and engaging tale of the famous statue's discovery; the haggling that procured it for the Louvre; the scholarly discussion it fostered between such intellectual greats of the time as Winckelmann, Heinrich Heine and Adolf Furtwängler; evidence of the early 19th-century taste seen in its treatment by Louvre director August Forbin; and the history of the statue's restorations and de-restorations. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Learning to Look: A Handbook for the Visual Arts
Learning to Look
A Handbook for the Visual Arts
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0226791548
An illustrated beginner's guide to the visual arts examines specific art works, studies expression and construction of art, and discusses creative and technical processes of art
Signs & Symbols in Christian Art
Signs & Symbols in Christian Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0195014324
Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art
The Good Guide: A Sourcebook for Interpreters, Docents, and Tour Guides
The Good Guide
A Sourcebook for Interpreters, Docents, and Tour Guides
Paperback      ISBN: 0932541003
Art on the Edge and over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society 1970S-1900s
Art on the Edge and over
Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society 1970S-1900s
Paperback      ISBN: 0965198812
The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
The Rape of Europa
The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Paperback      ISBN: 0679756868
A carefully researched volume recounts the Third Reich's war on European culture and reveals the roles of such figures as Hitler, Hermann Goering, Gertrude Stein, and Marc Chagall. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0486234118
Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.
The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1581152043
New third edition! This classic art reference shows artists how to handle materials safely while practicing their craft. Dozens of at-a-glance tables and charts present vital information about art materials, ingredients, technical hazards, proper protective equipment, and safe work practices simply and accurately. This brand-new third edition is now completely revised and expanded to detail lifesaving new safety and ventilation equipment, present urgent new discoveries on toxins and pollutants found in arts and crafts materials, and explain the controversies surrounding new government regulations. A virtual lifesaver for all art and craft workers.
Lawren Harris: An Introduction to His Life and Art
Lawren Harris
An Introduction to His Life and Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1552977633
Canadian artist Harris (1885-1970) was a founding member of the Group of Seven and other artist organizations. Murray, who writes extensively on Canadian art, profiles his life and work. She provides many color reproductions of his paintings. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Visual Literacy: Writing About Art
Visual Literacy
Writing About Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0072302224
Visual Literacy acquaints students with the critical issues that shape the discipline of art and teaches them to write about art from a variety of scholarly and rhetorical perspectives.