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- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 29.99
An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces. An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing ( mokuhanga... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99
The journey of Chinese art?from mass-produced propaganda in the Mao era to modern-day market darling?mirrors China?s own momentous changes like few other disciplines. Today, in both contemporary art and contemporary Chinese society, commerce and politics coexist in a delicate balance, which some call sensible and others, selling out. By traveling... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 65.00
The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty ports commercialized culture. Art Worlds examines the relationship between the citys visual artists and their urban audiences. Through a discussion of images... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Artisan or Artist?: A History of the Teaching of Art and Crafts in English Schools provides information pertinent to the origin of the teaching of art and crafts in English schools. This book discusses the fundamental aspects of art education in the schools. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the close link between drawing... more...
Kawanabe Ky?sais Rakuga: Satirische Höllen- und Paradiesvorstellungen und Aesops Fabeln im Wandel der Meiji-ZeitDiplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 41.89
Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889), a famous artist living on the verge of a changing world, managed to combine the very best from the East and the West, from the old times and the new ones. He put into print works of art influenced by ancient Japanese tradition and religion, present Japanese Ukiyo-e handicraft and modern Western technology, knowledge and... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 35.00
JAMES L. MCELHINNEY has a BFA from Tyler School of Art and an MFA in painting from Yale University. His teaching career began as an assistant to Bernard Chaet at Yale, followed by appointments at Bowdoin College, Moore College of Art, Skidmore College, East Carolina University, and University of Colorado. He was artist in residence at Harper's Ferry... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95
Concise and uniquely organized, this outstanding guide teaches the essentials of anatomical rendering. Author Diana Stanley presents numerous illustrations and instructions covering the key aspects of anatomy, without the distractions of unnecessarily extensive technical details that many art students find discouraging. Four major sections constitute... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.00
Master artist, teacher and scholar traces historical development of techniques and styles from 14th century BC to present; analyzes aesthetic concepts, criteria, and schools associated with specific aesthetic qualities; and provides comprehensive, in-depth guide to materials, technical principles, and major brush strokes. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95
Artists of classical Greece and the Renaissance were highly aware of the complexity and great beauty of the human figure, and strove in their artwork to depict the ideal form. This book by an experienced twentieth-century art teacher covers two fundamentals of figure drawing that were equally important to masters of earlier eras ? anatomy and perspective,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
This instructive book presents excellent annotated line drawings of anatomical structure for the beginning artist. Explaining the subject in simple terms and with an extensive series of dynamic illustrations, the author identifies parts of the body and demonstrates a wide array of physical activities through his sketches. Following notes on proportion... more...