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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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The 21st-Century Art Book
The 21st-Century Art Book

The 21st-Century Art Book is an accessible guide to the best contemporary art made since 2000. Global in outlook, it documents the unprecedented variety of approaches taken by today's most important artists – from animation, video installation, and performance to more traditional media.

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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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The Art of British Rock
The Art of British Rock - 50 Years of Rock Posters, Flyers and Handbills

Filled with classic examples - some unseen for many years - The Art of British Rock celebrates the UK's distinct contribution to visual culture, from the era of the Beatles and Rolling Stones to the present-day art of indie guitar bands, cutting edge soloists, and contemporary clubland.

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Charley Harper Memory Game
Charley Harper Memory Game

The Charley Harper Memory Game is a fun game for all ages featuring Harper’s graphic and colorful illustrations. Players take turns flipping cards and finding matched images (there are 36 pairs of images in all). When all the cards are matched, the player with the most pairs wins!

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Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life

The book showcases illustrations that appeared from 1950-1975 in "Ford Times" magazine, as well as in books such as the beloved Giant Golden Book of Biology, Betty Crocker's Dinner for Two, and The Animal Kingdom, among many others. Author - Todd Oldham.

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Color Your Own Van Gogh
NEW! 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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Impressionism: 13 Artists Children Should Know
Impressionism: 13 Artists Children Should Know

Impressionism: 13 Artists Children Should Know teaches young readers how painters from Claude Monet to John Singer Sargent introduced Impressionist styles of painting and so changed the course of art history.

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John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent

These magnificent books are the definitive catalogue raisonné of the works in oil, watercolor, and pastel of the beloved painter, John Singer Sargent.

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The Modern Art Doodle Book
The Modern Art Doodle Book

Ideal for all ages and abilities, "The Modern Art Doodle Book" inspires you to create your own drawings in the style of some of our greatest modern artists.

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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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Reading Pictures: Self Teaching Activities In Art
Reading Pictures: Self Teaching Activities In Art

This book contains exercises that are designed to be self-teaching, allowing middle school or older students to learn to "read" works of art and discover the meaning of style, the significance of content, and different elements that make up a work of art.

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Ready to Paint the Masters: Monet in Acrylics
Ready to Paint the Masters: Monet in Acrylics

Artists and long-time admirers of Claude Monet can produce impressive versions of his famous paintings for themselves with Noel Gregory's expert guidance and helpful tracings. This book is suitable for all abilities, from beginners to experts.

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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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Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That
Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That - Modern Art Explained

In Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That, author Susie Hodge sets out to counter that familiar sentiment by explaining why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent.

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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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