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Leaves & Pods

From the delicate new growth that emerges in springtime to jewel-toned fall foliage to winters brown husks, leaves unfurl, mature and wither in a life cycle that evokes our own. But a trees leaves and the protective pods that cradle its seeds not only serve as metaphors for our lives: they actually sustain us. Each leaf plays an essential role, gathering nutrients for th

Books in Art

Favole: Stone Tears(Favole 1)

Presents an illustrated gothic romantic fantasy reminiscent of Anne Rices Vampire Chronicles, with tales of vampires, magic, and the undying spirit of lovers which reaches across the centuries.

Books in Art

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Bryan Petersons Understanding Composition Field Guide: How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

Learn to �see� more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson!What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content�in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, t

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An Introduction to Oil Painting (Art School)

The DK Art School series provides all the fundamental techniques both adult and juvenile artists need. At the heart of each book are twelve projects that explore the methods of the great masters. Each specially commissioned painting is broken down in step-by-step color photos that show every stage of its creation. Lists of materials, subjects, and techniques complete each

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Photography: A Very Short Introduction(Very Short Introductions 151)

Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives, from sensationalist images in tabloid papers, to personal family snapshots, to the art photography displayed in galleries and sold through international art markets. In this thought-provoking exploration of the subject, Steve Edwards provides a clear, lively, and imaginative approach to the definition, importance, and me

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The Great American Pin-Up

This illustrated text tells the story of the American pin-up as a genre as utterly American as the paintings of Edward Hopper. It describes the genres origins and development, showcasing the most important artists.

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Playing to the Gallery

Grayson Perry�s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about �art�Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he�s called this book Playing to the Gallery and not Sucking Up to the Academic Elite). This funny, personal journey through the art world answer

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Titian: His Life

The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, Titian: His Life is being hailed as a landmark achievement for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (Publishers Weekly). Brilliant in its interpretation of the 16th-century masters paintings, this monumental biography of Titian draws on contemporary accounts and recent art historical researc

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Ackermanns Costume Plates

Eight-eight�fashion plates from great 19th-century style periodical Repository of Arts show evening, riding, walking dress, womens fashion in charmingly rendered pictures. Finest source for post-Empire, pre-Victorian Romantic style in womens costume. 8-page color insert.

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