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101 Things to Learn in Art School
101 Things to Learn in Art School

Written and illustrated by artist and instructor Kit White, this book strikes a perfect balance between technical advice and sage concepts. It considers the issues all artists confront — yet it is no simple handbook. It is better viewed as a guide for using art as a medium for thought. 224 pages.

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Abstract Painting Concepts and Techniques
Abstract Painting Concepts and Techniques

Abstract Painting Concepts and Techniques takes the artist through the history and exact methods of abstract works in two clear, comprehensive sections, covering both traditional abstract works and post-painterly modern abstraction. The first

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The Art Book: Mini Format
The Art Book: Mini Format

The Art Book: Mini Format presents the same content as the award-winning hardcover edition in a smaller, portable, paperback version. Easy to use, informative, and fun, it's an A-to-Z guide to the greatest painters, photographers, and sculptors from medieval times to the present day.

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The Art Book: New Edition
The Art Book: New Edition

Easy to use, informative, and fun, The Art Book is an A-to-Z guide to the greatest painters, photographers, and sculptors from medieval times to the present day. It debunks art-historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples from all periods, schools, visions, and techniques.

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Art Deco: 50 Works of Art You Should Know
Art Deco: 50 Works of Art You Should Know

Originating in France after World War I, Art Deco quickly spread throughout Europe and America, and encompassed nearly every artistic medium from paintings and photography to furnishings and film. Art Deco: 50 Works of Art You Should Know is a highly accessible overview of the movement.

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Art Nouveau: 50 Works of Art You Should Know
Art Nouveau: 50 Works of Art You Should Know

Art Nouveau: 50 Works of Art You Should Know is an authoritative, accessible, and beautifully illustrated book that explores 50 of the most important works of the Art Nouveau movement, and shows how it impacted every artistic discipline, from architecture to graphic arts to painting to home decor.

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Color Your Own Van Gogh
Color Your Own Van Gogh

Relax, create, and enjoy some of the most beautiful art the world has ever known with Color Your Own Van Gogh, an inspiring and enchanting coloring book for adults.

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Get Into Art Series
Get Into Art Series

Books in the Get into Art! series introduce children to the world of art while encouraging them to develop their own artistic abilities. Accomplished artists are presented, along with some of their most famous pieces and techniques, then followed up with a project reminiscent of each artist's work.

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Hands On Culture Series
Hands On Culture Series

Discover the history, geography, science, math, literature, and art of 6 cultures around the world. Students often remember what they do better than what they study, so these practical books guide them through doing activities drawn from many cultures.

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How Artists See
How Artists See

With over 200,000 copies in print, the How Artists See series has won acclaim for making art accessible to children like never before. The books are now available in boxed four-volume sets, making it easy to build a meaningful art library designed especially for young minds.

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Paint Like the Masters
Paint Like the Masters

The trade secrets of the great masters are uncovered in Paint Like the Masters, an exhaustive study of 14 of the world’s most famous paintings. Both amateur and experienced artists will find the instructional images and detailed explanations invaluable.

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Pop Art: 50 Works of Art You Should Know
Pop Art: 50 Works of Art You Should Know

The most important and best-loved artists of the Pop movement are gathered in Pop Art: 50 Artworks You Should Know, an accessible book filled with painting, photography, film, and sculpture.

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The Story of Art
The Story of Art

One of the most famous and popular books on art ever written. The Story of Art presents the history of art as one unfolding narrative, from the earliest cave paintings to now. Written for newcomers to art history, the book is accessible and informative. Fully illustrated. 688 pages.

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Surrealism: 50 Works of Art You Should Know
Surrealism: 50 Works of Art You Should Know

The Surrealist movement that developed in Europe following the devastation of World War I swept energetically through all kinds of media. Surrealism: 50 Works of Art You Should Know introduces readers to 50 unique artworks that have lost nothing of their irresistible attraction to this day.

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Traditional Oil Painting
Traditional Oil Painting

This comprehensive sourcebook explores the most advanced levels of oil painting, with full information on the latest scientific discoveries. Will help artists master the secrets of realistic painting to create work that will rival that of the Masters.

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What is a Print?
What is a Print? - Selections from The Museum of Modern Art

Featuring lush illustrations of more than 130 works from The Museum of Modern Art's unrivaled print collection, this book explores the distinctive visual effects of various printmaking techniques — from the rich, velvety lines of drypoint to the bold, flat coloring of screen printing.

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Wilton Student Workbook
Wilton Student Workbook

This workbook correlates with the Wilton Art Appreciation Videos Series 100 and the Wilton Art Appreciation CD-ROMs. Lessons in art history, criticism and aesthetics foster critical thinking. The workbook serves as a personal record of visual learning.

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You Should Know Series
You Should Know Series

The accessible and interesting reference guides in the "You Should Know" series provide practical art history lessons for everyone to enjoy. Subjects include great artists, famous artworks, and architecture.

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