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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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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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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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642 Things To Draw (10 Edition)
642 Things To Draw (10 Edition)
by Chronicle Books
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A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Budding artists and experienced sketchers alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawingprompts. Some... (read more)

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Watercolor (92 Edition)
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Watercolor (92 Edition)
by Marian E. Appellof
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Imagine an art school where more than 15 popular watercolorists teach, and you've imagined Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor, a full-to-the-brim 400-page anthology of Watson-Guptill's finest watercolor instruction from recent best... (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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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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Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Mortimer Wheeler
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Sir Mortimer Wheeler describes the architecture and town planning, the sculpture and painting, the silverware, glass, pottery and the other rich artistic achievements of the era.... (read more)

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But Is It Art? : an Introduction To Art Theory (01 Edition)
But Is It Art? : an Introduction To Art Theory (01 Edition)
by Cynthia Freeland
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From Andy Warhol's Brillo boxes to provocative dung-splattered madonnas, in today's art world many strange, even shocking, things are put on display. This often leads exasperated viewers to exclaim--is this really art? In this invaluable primer on... (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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In this vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist's palette, Victoria Finlay takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages, illuminating how the colors we choose to value have determined the history 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 Essentials (2ND 12 Edition)
Drawing Essentials (2ND 12 Edition)
by Deborah Rockman
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Ideal for introductory studio art courses in drawing, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation, Second Edition, explains clearly and in depth the essentials of depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface, focusing on the... (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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A Short Guide to Writing about Art
A Short Guide to Writing about Art
by Sylvan Barnet
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 This best-selling text has guided tens of thousands of art students through the writing process.  Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools... (read more)

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Greek Art (Revised and Expanded) (4TH 96 Edition)
Greek Art (Revised and Expanded) (4TH 96 Edition)
by John Boardman
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First published in the early 1960s, this history of Greek art has been enlarged and rewritten. It takes into account new finds as well as new ideas and attitudes to the subject, and emphasizes that Greek art should be seen in its proper context, not that... (read more)

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Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice (11TH 09 - Old Edition)
Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice (11TH 09 - Old Edition)
by Otto Ocvirk
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The original text that set the standard for introduction to art courses across the country, Art Fundamentals has guided generations of students through the essential elements of art as well as the rich and varied history of their uses. This eleventh... (read more)

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Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
by Jeanette Winterson
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In ten interlocking essays, the acclaimed author of Written on the Body and Art & Lies reveals art as an active force in the world--neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting those who don't. Original, personal, and... (read more)

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Art of the Andes (World of Art)
Art of the Andes (World of Art)
by Rebecc Stone Miller
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-220) and index.... (read more)

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Color Mixing for Artists (01 Edition)
Color Mixing for Artists (01 Edition)
by John Lidzey
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This reference book for art students, teachers, and professionals presents examples of finished paintings, as well as color charts that demonstrate color mixing as it applies to watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Students learn how to choose and mix colors... (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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