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  • Art Modelsby Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson; Butch Krieger

    Live Model Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    Artists can easily access the human form outside of the studio with this solid pictorial reference. More than 500 crisp photographs portray a diverse set of models in 100 poses—ranging from the classical to the everyday—and show the positions from a variety of angles, including overhead. Exquisitely detailed photos of particular body parts and precise... more...

  • Constructing a Sociology of the Artsby Vera L. Zolberg

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    At a time when a pile of bricks is displayed in a museum, when music is composed for performance underwater, and the boundaries between popular and fine art are fluid, conventional understandings of art are strained in describing what art is, what it includes or excludes, whether and how it should be evaluated, and what importance should be assigned... more...

  • Capturing the Essenceby William T Cooper

    CSIRO Publishing 2011; US$ 34.95

    A step by step guide to painting birds, by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists. more...

  • Seven Discourses on Artby Sir Joshua Reynolds

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 6.95

    Sir Joshua Reynolds laid down principles of art from the point of view of a man of genius who had made his power felt, and with the clear good sense which is the foundation of all work that looks upward and may hope to live. The truths here expressed concerning Art may, with slight adjustment of the way of thought, be applied to Literature or to any... more...

  • Naturform und bildnerische Prozesseby Robert Felfe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    What does it actually mean to ?imitate nature?? Framed by this question, this book traces the paradigmatic connections between aesthetic practices, image theory, and our understanding of nature. A focus is placed on castings of natural objects and fossils, as well as drawing and the use of perspective. Comparing these objects, the author... more...

  • Zeitgenössische Kunst in Chinaby Lydia Haustein

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    The dramatic upsurge in engagement with contemporary Chinese art reflects tectonic shifts in global economic and political power. Contemporary Chinese art is not only a seismograph for unprecedented upheavals in China, but also questions the interpretive sovereignty of Western theory. more...

  • Teaching Art to Young Childrenby Rob Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    How can teachers develop best practice in art teaching? This fully updated third edition of Rob Barnes? classic text blends practical ideas with sound principles of art education. Teachers and student teachers will find a range of ideas and tried and tested classroom examples; whilst for those looking for firm principles of art teaching and ?best... more...

  • Concerning the Spiritual in Artby Wassily Kandinsky; Michael T. H. Sadler

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 7.99

    Kandinsky sees the spiritual life of humanity as a pyramid. The artist must lead the layman to the top of this pyramid through the soulful exercise of art. Kandinsky differentiates between the superficial pleasure art inspires and the inner resonance created when art is considered attentively and allowed to touch the soul. The artist is allowed absolute... more...

  • On the Decay of the Art of Lyingby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others'... more...

  • Portrait of the Artist as a Landscapeby Dario Gamboni

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50

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