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13 Art Inventions Children Should Know
13 Art Inventions Children Should Know

From the use of perspective to the invention of the paint tube, 13 examples of some of the most important breakthroughs in artistic technology offer kids an exciting new perspective on the world of art. Author — Florian Heine. Hardcover. 48 pages.

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13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know
13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know

In this book, young readers are introduced to the mysteries behind some of the world's greatest art and artists. Each masterpiece is presented in a double-page spread with stunning reproductions, biographical information about the artist, historical context, and the pressing questions themselves.

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13 Photos Children Should Know
13 Photos Children Should Know

This beautifully illustrated book explores some of the world's most iconic images, teaching children about the impact of photography on their world. Art historian Brad Finger shares some of the world’s most renowned pictures, which are also the most exciting for children to view and discuss.

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The 21st-Century Art Book
NEW! 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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50 Buildings You Should Know
50 Buildings You Should Know

This volume presents 50 buildings in chronological order, representing the most intriguing and awe-inspiring structures in the world. Each entry features photographs and information about each building's artistic relevance, style, and contextual history.

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50 Paintings You Should Know
50 Paintings You Should Know

This book covers art history over seven centuries. Featured works include Giotto's Arena Chapel frescoes, Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," and Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." A perfect introduction to paintings that have stood the test of time.

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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
NEW! 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 of the Twentieth Century Series
Art of the Twentieth Century Series

"Art of the Twentieth Century" is a multi-volume project that is distinguished by its innovative style and format, with each volume containing narrative text and a full index arranged chronologically by artistic period.

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Mastering Silhouettes
Mastering Silhouettes

Join one of Britain’s most prominent silhouette artists as he shares his instructions, techniques, and the history of silhouette portraiture in this delightful book. Paperback. 176 pages.

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The Poster
The Poster

This complete international history of poster design from the Art Nouveau to the present covers all of the significant developments in poster design, and every important type of poster, from wine and war to rock and rebellion.

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Universal Principles of Art
NEW! Universal Principles of Art

Universal Principles of Art presents 100 key concepts for understanding, analyzing, and practicing art meant to guide, challenge, and inspire any artist to make better, more focused art.

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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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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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