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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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Criticizing Art (3RD 12 Edition)
Criticizing Art (3RD 12 Edition)
by Terry Barrett
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Criticizing Art: Understanding the Contemporary takes readers inside the world of contemporary art and shows them how to think, write, and talk about art. Throughout, the principles of art criticism are presented and applied to contemporary forms of... (read more)

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How to Draw What You See: Watson-Guptill Classic
How to Draw What You See: Watson-Guptill Classic
by Rudy De Reyna
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When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill's best-seller list--and it has remained there ever since. I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them--realistically, wrote Rudy de... (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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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Lacan (Rev 10 Edition)
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Lacan (Rev 10 Edition)
by Slavoj Zizek
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Hitchcock gets onto the analyst's couch in this extraordinary volume of case studies. The contributors bring to bear an unrivaled enthusiasm and theoretical sweep on the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, analyzing movies such as Rear Window and Psycho. Starting... (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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Beacon Paperback #0212: Art and Culture: Critical Essays
Beacon Paperback #0212: Art and Culture: Critical Essays
by Clement Greenberg
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"Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and... (read more)

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Drawing With Children, 10TH Anniversary Edition (Rev 96 Edition)
Drawing With Children, 10TH Anniversary Edition (Rev 96 Edition)
by Mona Brookes
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Now in a revised and expanded edition, this perennial best-seller is the definitive guide for parents and teachers on how to encourage drawing. Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with... (read more)

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (4TH 12 Edition)
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (4TH 12 Edition)
by Betty Edwards
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A revised edition of the classic drawing book that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone. Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing... (read more)

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Art of Ancient Egypt (Rev 08 Edition)
Art of Ancient Egypt (Rev 08 Edition)
by Gay Robins
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From the awesome grandeur of the Great Pyramids to the delicacy of a face etched on an amulet, the power of ancient Egyptian art persists to this day. Spanning three thousand years, this illustrated history offers a thorough and delightfully readable... (read more)

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Basic Drawing Techniques
Basic Drawing Techniques
by Greg Albert
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This is one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-use books you'll ever own, giving all the information you need to get started in drawing. Here seven outstanding artist share their drawing techniques and teach you how to use popular drawing mediums.... (read more)

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Critique Handbook: Art Stud. Sourcebook (2ND 10 Edition)
Critique Handbook: Art Stud. Sourcebook (2ND 10 Edition)
by Kendall Buster
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This unique textbook is an invaluable tool for students in any art course requiring critiques.  The Critique Handbook is an excellent resource both for beginners and more experienced students.   This text was written to address an existing gap... (read more)

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Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters (77 Edition)
Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters (77 Edition)
by Robert Beverly Hale
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This classic book, whose foremost author was one of the great artistic anatomy teachers of the twentieth century, is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur, or student artist who depicts the human form. Revealing the... (read more)

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Looking Awry : an Introduction To Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture (91 Edition)
Looking Awry : an Introduction To Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture (91 Edition)
by Slavoj Zizek
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Slavoj Žižek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweeping Eastern Europe, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Žižek inverts current pedagogical strategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the... (read more)

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Perspective (13 Edition)
Perspective (13 Edition)
by Powerll
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William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of... (read more)

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Pencil Drawing Techniques
Pencil Drawing Techniques
by David Lewis
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The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance
The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance
by Henry Petroski
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The Painted Word
The Painted Word
by Tom Wolfe
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"If you have ever stared uncomprehendingly at an abstract painting that admired critics have said you ought to dig, take heart. Tom Wolfe . . . is on your side. The Painted Word may enrage you. It may confirm your darkest suspicions about Modern Art. In... (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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Critical Issues in Public Art (98 Edition)
Critical Issues in Public Art (98 Edition)
by Harriet E. Senie
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In this groundbreaking anthology, twenty-two artists, architects, historians, critics, curators, and philosophers explore the role of public art in creating a national identity, contending that each work can only be understood by analyzing the context in... (read more)

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