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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
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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Minoan and Mycenaean Art (Rev 97 Edition)
Minoan and Mycenaean Art (Rev 97 Edition)
by Reynold Higgins
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The magnificent works of ancient Crete, Mycenae, and the Cycladic Islands are awe-inspiring in their richness and variety. All the significant works of art and architecture that are our legacy from those great civilizations are described and illustrated... (read more)

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Dynamic Wrinkles and Draperies : Solutions for Drawing the Clothed Figure (95 Edition)
Dynamic Wrinkles and Draperies : Solutions for Drawing the Clothed Figure (95 Edition)
by Burne Hogarth
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Understanding how the body moves is the key to rendering clothing, as world-renowned artist Hogarth demonstrates in this unique book.... (read more)

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Art in the Hellenistic Age (86 Edition)
Art in the Hellenistic Age (86 Edition)
by J. J. Pollitt
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???The best reason to study Hellenistic art is for its own sake??? writes Professor Pollitt in the Preface to Art in the Hellenistic Age. ???But???, he continues, ???I would suggest that there is an additional quality that should make the art of the... (read more)

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Viewpoints : Readings in Art History (2ND 01 Edition)
Viewpoints : Readings in Art History (2ND 01 Edition)
by Carole Gold Calo
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A comprehensive anthology of well-known readings in art history and art criticism which explore thematic, historical, cultural and formal issues from a variety of critical perspectives. Thematic essays address art and spirituality, art patronage, art... (read more)

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Etching, Engraving and Other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques
Etching, Engraving and Other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques
by Ruth Leaf
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Thorough, comprehensive handbook covers materials and equipment, tools, printing papers, presses, and other essentials. Detailed instructions for etching — hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift — engraving, drypoint, collagraphs... (read more)

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Unpacking Culture (99 Edition)
Unpacking Culture (99 Edition)
by Ruth B. Phillips
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Tourist art production is a global phenomenon and is increasingly recognized as an important and authentic expression of indigenous visual traditions. These thoughtful, engaging essays provide a comparative perspective on the history, character, and... (read more)

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Realistic Figure Drawing
Realistic Figure Drawing
by Joseph Sheppard
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Realistic Figure Drawing offers hundreds of beautiful figure drawings executed in Sheppard's classical, timeless style. Each of the ten chapters opens with a brief introduction, followed by illustrations presenting the key ideas about drawing the figure.... (read more)

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The Art of Writing About Art
The Art of Writing About Art
by Suzanne Hudson
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THE ART OF WRITING ABOUT ART is designed for ease of use and can serve as a quick reference for students writing various types of essays, research papers, exhibition reviews, or even examinations. The premise of the book is that students in all... (read more)

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Creating Textures in Pen and Ink With ... (95 Edition)
Creating Textures in Pen and Ink With ... (95 Edition)
by Nice
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Claudia Nice shows you how to turn ink and watercolors into the coarse-barked trunk of an oak, or the burnished smoothness of brass, or the verdant velvet of moss. Or any of many other things. She shows you how to use dots, fine lines, brushstrokes... (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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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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$12 Million Stuffed Shark (08 Edition)
$12 Million Stuffed Shark (08 Edition)
by Donald N. Thompson
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Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed... (read more)

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Drawing in Pen and Ink : First Steps Series (97 Edition)
Drawing in Pen and Ink : First Steps Series (97 Edition)
by Claudia Nice
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Got a yearning to pick up a pen and see what you can do? Go for it But don't sketch alone - let popular artist and teacher Claudia Nice be your guide. She'll make your first steps fun and successful In her trademark style - friendly and encouraging... (read more)

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Drawing From Life (3RD 04 Edition)
Drawing From Life (3RD 04 Edition)
by Clint Brown
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The leading textbook for college figure-drawing classes, DRAWING FROM LIFE provides a clear, comprehensive, and thought-provoking guide to drawing the human form for anyone interested in exploring this time-honored artistic tradition. For centuries... (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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Kitsch and Art (96 Edition)
Kitsch and Art (96 Edition)
by Tomas Kulka
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What is kitsch? What is behind its appeal? More important, what is wrong with kitsch? Though central to our modern and postmodern culture, kitsch has not been seriously and comprehensively analyzed; its aesthetic worthlessness has been generally assumed... (read more)

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Oil Painting for Serious Beginners : Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Painter (96 Edition)
Oil Painting for Serious Beginners : Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Painter (96 Edition)
by Steve Allrich
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CN... (read more)

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Herculaneum : Italy's Buried Treasure (85 Edition)
Herculaneum : Italy's Buried Treasure (85 Edition)
by Joseph Jay Deiss
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A vivid portrayal of life in Pompeii's sister city, this book includes a detailed description of the ancient Villa dei Papiri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled.... (read more)

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Art on My Mind : Visual Politics (95 Edition)
Art on My Mind : Visual Politics (95 Edition)
by bell hooks
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A critical response to dialogues about producing, exhibiting and criticizing art and aesthetics at a time when the art world is locked in an analysis of identity politics. The book addresses the question of how art can be an empowering and revolutionary... (read more)

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