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  • Classical Painting Atelierby Juliette Aristides

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • Impresszionizmusby Nathalia Brodskaya; Sándor Danka

    Parkstone International 2013; US$ 5.00

    A kötet a legismertebb, leghíresebb festők képeinek bemutatásával ad áttekintést a stílusirányzatról. more...

  • The Alchemy of Paintby Spike Bucklow

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 16.99

    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 passion... 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...

  • 1000 Meisterwerke der Malereiby Victoria Charles; Joseph Manca; Megan McShane

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Gemäß den etablierten kunsttechnischen Grundsätzen sollte ein Porträt vor allem ein naturgetreues Abbild der porträtierten Person darstellen. Im Laufe der Geschichte hat sich dieses Genre jedoch als weitaus komplexer erwiesen als es diese Richtlinie, die eine simple Nachahmung der Natur vorzuschreiben scheint, ausdrücken könnte. Das vorliegende Buch... more...

  • 1000 Paintings of Geniusby Victoria Charles; Joseph Manca; Megan McShane

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    From the early Renaissance through Baroque and Romanticism to Cubism, Surrealism, and Pop, these canonical works of Western Art span eight centuries and a vast range of subjects. Here are the sacred and the scandalous, the minimalist and the opulent, the groundbreaking and the conventional. There are paintings that captured the feeling of an era and... more...

  • 1000 Pinturas de los Grandes Maestrosby Victoria Charles; Joseph Manca; Megan McShane

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Desde el Renacimiento temprano, pasando por el Barroco y el Romanticismo hasta el Cubismo, Surrealismo y Pop Art, estas pinturas canónicas del arte occidental abarcan ocho siglos y una multitud de temas. Aquí encontrarás lo sagrado y lo escandaloso, lo minimalista y lo opulente, lo rompedor y lo convencional; hay cuadros que capturaron la esencia de... more...

  • Painting with Acryliby Ian Coleman

    Crowood 2015; US$ 20.99

    Acrylics are a versatile and exciting medium, but how can you get the most from these paints? This book shows you how. With step-by-step examples, it explains the core brush skills for a beginner. For those with more experience, it introduces a range of techniques so you can learn, for example, how to blend your colours, use transparent washes to create... more...

  • Painting with Impactby David Curtis; Robin Capon

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 25.99

    David Curtis is one of the most successful and loved artists in the UK. His books are bestsellers and in his latest publication he talks about the secrets of producing paintings with impact. Although his work is not showy, they are powerful and are much-sought after. His secrets for painting with impact are the sensitive consideration of balance and... more...