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The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
by Betty Edwards
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When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times... (read more)

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Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
by Jonah Lehrer
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The young Lehrer's keen portraits make for a winning read. Using Woolf, Stravinsky, Cézanne, Whitman, and a handful of others, he shows how art has given us as much insight into the human mind as science has.... (read more)

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Art of Mesoamerica : From Olmec To Aztec (5TH 13 Edition)
Art of Mesoamerica : From Olmec To Aztec (5TH 13 Edition)
by Mary Ellen Miller
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Mary Ellen Miller evocatively surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations--Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec--as well as those of their less-well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly... (read more)

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Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (91 Edition)
Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (91 Edition)
by Thomas H. Carpenter
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Here is the first scholarly, comprehensive and succinct survey of the treatment of myth by the artists of ancient Greece. With its copious illustrations, it forms an indispensable and unrivaled reference work for everybody interested in art, drama... (read more)

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Watercolor School (Reader's Digest Learn-As-You-Go Guide)
Watercolor School (Reader's Digest Learn-As-You-Go Guide)
by Hazel Harrison
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Now anyone--even a beginner--can create beautiful watercolor works of art, by using the careful instructions, working on the learn-as-you-go exercises, and studying the annotated color examples found in this easy-to-learn, non-intimidating approach. Over... (read more)

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Air Guitar : Essays on Art and Democracy (97 Edition)
Air Guitar : Essays on Art and Democracy (97 Edition)
by Dave Hickey
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The 23 essays (or love songs) that make up the now classic volume Air Guitar trawl a vast, invisible underground empire of pleasure, through record stores, honky-tonks, art galleries, jazz clubs, cocktail lounges, surf shops and hot-rod stores, as... (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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Pencil Sketching
Pencil Sketching
by Thomas Wang
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The bestselling classic updated and revised for a new generation Portable, inexpensive, extremely versatile, and deceptively simple in design, the pencil, in the trained hand, gives rise to a veritably limitless array of strokes, contours, tones, and... (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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Originality of the Avant-garde and Other Modern Myths (85 Edition)
Originality of the Avant-garde and Other Modern Myths (85 Edition)
by Rosalind Krauss
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Co-founder and co-editor of October magazine, a veteran of Artforum of the 1960s and early 1970s, Rosalind Krauss has presided over and shared in the major formulation of the theory of postmodernism.In this challenging collection of fifteen essays, most... (read more)

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The Natural Way to Draw
The Natural Way to Draw
by Kimon Nicolaides
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Great for the beginner and the expert, this book offers readers exercises to improve their work.... (read more)

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Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner (03 Edition)
Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner (03 Edition)
by Claire Garcia
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Based upon the author's own successful workshops, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner helps new artists create competent, often eloquent drawings. A series of progressive lessons demonstrates such essential skills as recording edges, creating... (read more)

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Basic figure drawing techniques
Basic figure drawing techniques
by Greg Albert
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How to mix every color you need from a basic palette Pages of detailed at-a-glance color charts Mixing with both dry and water-soluble pencils Ideas for mixing a wide range of greens The best mixture for deep, rich colors Useful techniques for blending... (read more)

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Drawing
Drawing
by Keith Micklewright
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Drawing is a language, a necessary skill for anyone who wants to express ideas or feelings in written images. Like all languages, it can be mastered with practice and instruction. Author Keith Micklewright distills a lifetime of hard thinking about... (read more)

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Perspective Drawing (2ND 97 Edition)
Perspective Drawing (2ND 97 Edition)
by Kenneth W. Auvil
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This inexpensive supplement offers a concise introduction to the basics of linear perspective and provides a clear and proven method for learning perspective drawing.... (read more)

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Drawing the Head and Figure
Drawing the Head and Figure
by Jack Hamm
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Jack Hamm is one of the best-selling authors of art instruction books. With nearly a million copies sold, his books have helped aspiring artists of every age and level of ability learn to draw and improve their technique.... (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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Art Theory : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
Art Theory : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
by Cynthia A. Freeland
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Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex and politics, clarifying accounts of the nature... (read more)

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The Painted Word
The Painted Word
by Tom Wolfe
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"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post) Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding... (read more)

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Drawing Animals: 30th Anniversary Edition
Drawing Animals: 30th Anniversary Edition
by Norman Adams
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Inspiring illustrations show how to draw all kinds of wild and domestic animals. Contents: • 1. Elephants • 2. Bears • 3. Horses • 4. Cattle • 5. Deer • 6. Sheep • 7. Primates • 8. Cats • 9. Dogs... (read more)

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