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Art & Today
Art & Today
by Eleanor Heartney
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Art and Today is an innovative and extensive survey of international contemporary art from the 1980s to the present. Over four hundred of the most significant contemporary artists from around the world are represented in this comprehensive overview... (read more)

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Drawing and Designing with Confidence: A Step-By-Step Guide
Drawing and Designing with Confidence: A Step-By-Step Guide
by Mike W Lin
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Readers of this book learn graphic rendering skills quickly with the proven how-to approach that has made Lin the most successful teacher in the field. His method emphasizes speed, confidence, and relaxation, while incorporating many time-saving tricks... (read more)

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A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, #2: The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form
A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, #2: The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form
by Kenneth Clark
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From the art of the Greeks to that of Renoir and Moore, this work surveys the ever-changing fashions in what has constituted the ideal nude as a basis of humanist form.... (read more)

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Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
by David Bayles and Ted Orland
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"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that... (read more)

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Early Christian and Byzantine Art (97 Edition)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art (97 Edition)
by John Lowden
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John Lowden provides an authoritative account of early Christian and Byzantine art from the third century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. From the grandest public buildings to the smallest personal items, it was and is an art of extraordinary... (read more)

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Archaic and Classical Greek Art (98 Edition)
Archaic and Classical Greek Art (98 Edition)
by Robin Osborne
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Archaic and Classical Greek Art is a revolutionary introduction to the images and sculptures of Ancient Greece from the Geometric period to the early Hellenistic. By carefully examining the context in which sculptures and paintings were produced, author... (read more)

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Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler: From Amazing Androids to Zesty Zephyrs, 333 Neat Things to Draw in 3-D
Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler: From Amazing Androids to Zesty Zephyrs, 333 Neat Things to Draw in 3-D
by Mark Kistler
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Hey, kids! andlt;BRandgt; If you liked learning the basics of three-dimensional drawing from Mark Kistler in his books andlt;Iandgt;Draw Squadandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Imagination Station,andlt;/Iandgt; you'll love his new book, andlt;Iandgt... (read more)

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Rendering in Pen and Ink (76 Edition)
Rendering in Pen and Ink (76 Edition)
by Arthur L. Guptill
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Arthur L. Guptill's classic Rendering in Pen and Ink has long been regarded as the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject of ink drawing. This is a book designed to delight and instruct anyone who draws with pen and ink, from the... (read more)

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Keys To Drawing (85 Edition)
Keys To Drawing (85 Edition)
by Bert Dodson
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Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system - fifty-five keys that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner. These keys, along with dozens of practice... (read more)

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The Painters of Modern Life
The Painters of Modern Life
by Charles Baudelaire
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This last article, for all its brevity and incompleteness, develops views hardly more than touched on in Baudelaire's other writings.... (read more)

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Noise, Water, Meat : a History of Sound in the Arts (99 Edition)
Noise, Water, Meat : a History of Sound in the Arts (99 Edition)
by Douglas Kahn
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [360]-445 and index.... (read more)

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Drawing From Observation-reprint (2ND 09 Edition)
Drawing From Observation-reprint (2ND 09 Edition)
by Brian Curtis
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Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. With an emphasis on progressive skill development, Drawing from Observation offers a balanced mix... (read more)

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The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft
The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft
by Ulrich Boser
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Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after... (read more)

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Colored Pencil
Colored Pencil
by Bet Borgeson
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No one who works in colored pencil—or wants to—can afford to be without this book, which is the most complete resource on the medium. The revised edition provides the latest information on colored pencils while retaining the best... (read more)

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Complete Printmaker
Complete Printmaker
by John Ross
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The most comprehensive up-to-date guide to printmaking on the market today, the revised, expanded, fully illustrated edition of this classic, containing 40 color plates and 600 black-and-white illustrations, covers every aspect of fine printing.... (read more)

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Perspective for Interior Designers
Perspective for Interior Designers
by John Pile
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Contents of Perspective for Interior Designers: • Basic Method • Special Situations • Freehand Perspective • Perspective with the Camera • Case Studies • Analyses of Finished Perspectives • Computer-Aided... (read more)

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Soul's Palette : Drawing on Art's Transformative Powers (02 Edition)
Soul's Palette : Drawing on Art's Transformative Powers (02 Edition)
by Cathy A. Malchiodi
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Making art, according to Cathy Malchiodi, may be as important to your physical and spiritual health as balanced nutrition, regular exercise, or meditation. Expressing yourself creatively—through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography&mdash... (read more)

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Cartoon Animation : Collector's Series (94 Edition)
Cartoon Animation : Collector's Series (94 Edition)
by Preston Blair
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This is the one sourcebook that cartooning and animation enthusiasts have been clamoring about for years! A time-tested classic, this tried-and-true reference is often used as a textbook in cartooning workshops, and beginning and professional cartoonists... (read more)

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Color : Natural History of the Palette (02 Edition)
Color : Natural History of the Palette (02 Edition)
by Victoria Finlay
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As a color, black comes in no other shades: it is a single hue with no variation, one half of a dichotomy. But what it symbolizes envelops the entire spectrum of meaningandmdash;good and bad. The Story of Black travels back to the biblical and classical... (read more)

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Prints and Printmaking : an Introduction To the History and Techniques (96 Edition)
Prints and Printmaking : an Introduction To the History and Techniques (96 Edition)
by Antony Griffiths
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A print is a pictorial image that has been produced by a process that enables it to be multiplied, and many of the best-known works by some of the world's greatest artists are prints. Yet little is understood about this popular art form. Now Antony... (read more)

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