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- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 17.34
Pre-eminent author and art historian Simon Schama has written widely on art for many years to great acclaim. In Hang-Ups , a personal selection of his articles from, amongst others, The New Yorker , appears in Britain for the very first time. Brilliantly and lucidly written by one of the most singular voices in non-fiction, this volume of provocative... more...
- Dundurn 1998; US$ 29.99
This is an intimate biography of an artist who became a legend after his death, but who in his private life stands revealed as a troubled man who was, in many ways, his own victim. Joan Murray's new biography is part detective work, too: she investigates his beliefs, and the origins of his great masterpieces, and provides a convincing description... more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 31.00
Caspar David Friedrich (1774?1840) is heralded as the greatest painter of the Romantic movement in Germany, and Europe?s first truly modern artist. His mysterious and melancholy landscapes, often peopled with lonely wanderers, are experiments in a radical more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 32.80
Was Vincent van Gogh a Dutchman? A Frenchman? Or perhaps even an American, Japanese, Antillean or Moroccan? Since his death at the end of the nineteenth century, this world-famous artist has been "naturalized" by the inhabitants of the most diverse countries and territories. The anthology Vincent Everywhere subjects these nationalising tendencies... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.99
Designed to address beginning to intermediate artists, this book is the ultimate guide to portraiture and figure painting in watercolour. It guides artists through the entire portrait and figure painting process, from selecting the right materials and tools to exhibiting the finished painting. Richly illustrated, the book features paintings by such... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 19.95
Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here examines the art, background, and theoretical concerns of contemporary Canadian artist Will Gorlitz. Appreciated especially for his painting and drawing, Gorlitz produces imaginative and highly visual artwork that is further distinguished by its fundamentally restructured and critically extended approach to representational... more...
- A&C Black 2010; US$ 19.50
This is a handy guide to successful painting in watercolour. The book is filled with practical hints and tips that cover all aspects of this medium, including style, subject, colour, composition and materials. There are step-by-step demonstrations of both traditional and experimental techniques that show how to achieve a wide variety of effects. All... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00
Jesus, matadors, panthers, bandits, Indians, movie stars, waifs, and, of course, Elvis are recognized icons of the oft-despised, uber-kitsch art form of black velvet painting. In Black Velvet Art author Eric A. Eliason and photographer Scott Squire present a comprehensive overview of this covertly-loved and overtly-reviled tradition. In cooperation... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 28.99
Charles Reid is one of watercolor's best-loved teachers, a master painter whose signature style captures bright floral still-lifes with a loose spontaneity that adds immeasurably to the whole composition. Portraying the glory of nature in a highly individual way is the ultimate challenge for all painters, and with this book, Charles Reid shares... more...