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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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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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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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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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Drawing and Designing With Confidence (93 Edition)
Drawing and Designing With Confidence (93 Edition)
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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Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture
Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture
by Slavoj Zizek
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Slavoj Zizek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweeping Eastern Europe, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Zizek inverts current pedagogical strategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the... (read more)

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Design Drawing - With CD (2ND 10 Edition)
Design Drawing - With CD (2ND 10 Edition)
by Francis D. K. Ching
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Get the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation.... (read more)

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Roman Art (Paper) (5TH 08 - Old Edition)
Roman Art (Paper) (5TH 08 - Old Edition)
by Nancy Ramage
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Ideal for readers who are studying Roman art for the first time, this exceptionally well-illustrated volume explores Roman art in the traditional historical manner—with a focus on painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts. It assumes no... (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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Artists in Times of War (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
Artists in Times of War (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
by Howard Zinn
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"Political power," says Howard Zinn, "is controlled by the corporate elite, and the arts are the locale for a kind of guerilla warfare in the sense that guerillas look for apertures and opportunities where they can have an effect." In his new book... (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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Aegean Art and Architecture (99 Edition)
Aegean Art and Architecture (99 Edition)
by Donald Preziosi
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This is the first comprehensive introduction to the art and architecture of mainland Greece, Crete, and the Cycladic Islands from 3300 to 1000 BCE. Ancient Aegean culture has a particularly important place within European history and art history because... (read more)

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Art and Experience in Classical Greece
Art and Experience in Classical Greece
by Jerome Pollitt
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delightful, readable, and scholarly. The volume is profusely and well illustrated, each art example is clearly labelled and dated, and superb supplementary references for illustrations and supplementary suggestions for further reading are added to... (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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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Workbook (2ND 12 Edition)
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Workbook (2ND 12 Edition)
by Betty Edwards
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A fully revised and updated edition of the essential companion to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain--over half of the exercises are new!... (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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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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Heads, Features and Faces
Heads, Features and Faces
by George B Bridgman
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Certainly one of the most difficult, often neglected areas of art study is the correct rendering of heads, features, and faces. This volume, prepared by an expert in the field, is devoted exclusively to just that. With its clear, concise text, its almost... (read more)

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Drawing from Observation (Reprint)
Drawing from Observation (Reprint)
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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