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  • The Simple Secret to Better Paintingby Greg Albert

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 24.99

    Create art that's more attractive, interesting and eye-catching! Even if your perspective is accurate, your subject realistic and colors vibrant, a weak composition - predictable, repetitious or monotonous - means a weak painting. The Simple Secret to Better Painting ensures that your compositions work every time. It's an insightful artistic philosophy... more...

  • Classical Painting Atelierby Juliette Aristides

    Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Want to paint more like Manet and less like Jackson Pollock? Students of art hailed Classical Drawing Atelier , Juliette Aristides?s first book, as a dynamic return to the atelier educational model. Ateliers, popular in the nineteenth century, teach emerging artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. The educational process... more...

  • Chromophobiaby David Batchelor

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 19.95

    The central argument of Chromophobia is that a chromophobic impulse - a fear of corruption or contamination through color - lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought. more...

  • Practical Art: Oil Workshopby Aggy Boshoff

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 14.95

    Practical Art: Oil Workshop is for anyone who wants to find out how to paint with oils or improve their skills. Starting with materials and basic techniques such as color blending, Practical Art: Oil Workshop includes warm up exercises encouraging you to try out a range of oil-paints and surfaces, designed to build your confidence. ... more...

  • Rethinking Acrylicby Patti Brady

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 29.99

    Have you ever walked into an art supply store, stood in front of the amazing array of acrylic products and just thrown up your hands in confusion, leaving the store without buying something new to experiment with? If you've ever wondered what to do with all those products, then this book is for you. If you've been using acrylic in traditional painting... more...

  • Impresszionizmusby Nathalia Brodskaya; Sándor Danka

    Parkstone International 2013; US$ 5.00

    A kötet a legismertebb, leghíresebb fest?k képeinek bemutatásával ad áttekintést a stílusirányzatról. more...

  • The Alchemy of Paintby Spike Bucklow

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 17.49

    Spike Bucklow sets out to unravel the myths behind the pigments, like dragonsblood, which is said to be a mixture of elephant and dragon blood. Examining both the medieval palette and the often cloak-and-dagger science that created it, he uncovers the secret recipes behind the luxurious colours we are familiar with today. Driven by an overriding... more...

  • Early Chinese Texts on Paintingby Susan Bush; Hsio-yen Shih

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 30.00

    For students of Chinese art and culture this anthology has proven invaluable since its initial publication in 1985. It collects important Chinese writings about painting, from the earliest examples through the fourteenth century, allowing readers to see how the art of this rich era was seen and understood in the artists’ own times. Some of the... more...

  • Donna Dewberry's Essential One-Stroke Painting Referenceby Donna Dewberry

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 24.99

    The ultimate guide to one-stroke painting Become a one-stroke wonder with this all-in-one reference! Here, beloved decorative painter and PBS television instructor Donna Dewberry takes you step-by-step through more than 60 demonstrations using her popular One-Stroke techniques. From flowers, trees and berries to birds, fruit and more, the at-a-glance... more...

  • Pigment Compendium: Optical Microscopy of Historical Pigmentsby Nicholas Eastaugh; Valentine Walsh; Tracey Chaplin; Ruth Siddall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 215.00

    This is an essential purchase for all painting conservators and conservation scientists dealing with paintings and painted objects. It provides the first definitive manual dedicated to optical microscopy of historical pigments. Illustrated throughout with full colour images reproduced to the highest possible quality, this book is based on years of... more...