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Art in History: Ancient Greek Art

by Susie Hodge

Examines the art of ancient Greece, including mosaics, pottery, sculpture, architecture, and paintings.

Art in Minutes

by Susie Hodge

This concise yet comprehensive guide to the history of art is the perfect handbook for all would-be art buffs. Art historian Susie Hodge takes you on a whistle-stop international tour of all the major philosophies, movements, phases, developments, artists, and themes, from prehistoric art to Hyperrealism. Other concepts covered include Greek classicism, Gothic art, the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Cubism, surrealism, Pop art, and Minimalism.

Art in Public

by Lambert Zuidervaart

This book examines fundamental questions about funding for the arts: Why should governments provide funding for the arts? What do the arts contribute to daily life? Do artists and their publics have a social responsibility? Challenging questionable assumptions about the state, the arts, and a democratic society, Lambert Zuidervaart presents a vigorous case for government funding, based on crucial contributions the arts make to civil society. He argues that the arts contribute to democratic communication and a social economy, fostering the critical and creative dialogue that a democratic society needs. Informed by the author's experience leading a nonprofit arts organization as well as his expertise in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, this book proposes an entirely new conception of the public role of art with wide-ranging implications for education, politics, and cultural policy.

Art in the Cinematic Imagination

by Susan Felleman

Bringing an art historical perspective to the realm of American and European film, "Art in the Cinematic Imagination" examines the ways in which films have used works of art and artists themselves as cinematic and narrative motifs.

Art in the Hellenistic World

by Andrew Stewart

What was Hellenistic art, and what were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This textbook introduces students to these questions and offers a series of answers to them. Its twelve chapters and two "focus" sections examine Hellenistic sculpture, painting, luxury arts, and architecture. Thematically organized, spanning the three centuries from Alexander to Augustus, and ranging geographically from Italy to India and the Black Sea to Nubia, the book examines key monuments of Hellenistic art in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the time. It is illustrated with 170 photographs (mostly in color, and many never before published) and contextualized through excerpts from Hellenistic literature and inscriptions. Helpful ancillary features include maps, appendices with background on Hellenistic artists and translations of key documents, a full glossary, a timeline, brief biographies of key figures, suggestions for further reading, and bibliographical references.

Art Is Dead: A Manifesto for Revolution in the Visual Arts

by Ted Mikulski

If you were asked to name your favorite living visual artist what would you say? Unfortunately, the average American does not have an answer to that question, nor can they rationalize a piece of art beyond the Mona Lisa. Intriguing and entertaining, Art is Dead takes a profound look at visual art in America through the eyes of artist and art professor Ted Mikulski. This book steps outside of the conventional art bubble and rationalizes how we in America perceive both art and the artists creating it. Art Is Dead takes a stab at the question, why don?t Americans know more about art? Drawing on interviews with artists, gallery owners, curators, and those not involved in the art world, Mikulski takes the reader on a journey into visual arts current status in society. Artists will always be around, but are they revered? Are they appreciated? And more importantly, are they figureheads in society?

Art Is Every Day: Activities for the Home, Park, Museum, and City

by Eileen Prince

Art isn't just what you find in a museum, a sculpture park, or a one-period-a-week elementary school curriculum--art is every day. Author and educator Eileen Prince offers projects for parents, grandparents, teachers, and others who want to bring meaningful, rich, and fun art experiences into children's lives. This handy resource contains more than 75 ideas to do at home, in the park, in the city, or at the museum. Go on a photographic scavenger hunt around town looking for forms and shapes. Write an autobiography based on a museum portrait, but only using clues found in the painting. Or make a sandcasting on a trip to the beach. Each project is both easy to do and requires only free or inexpensive materials. What's more, the projects and activities in Art Is Every Day will help children of any age (and adults) improve their basic understanding and production of art, or reinforce concepts they may have already learned. The book stresses art vocabulary, which in turn promotes observation and discovery. It's the perfect resource for parents whose children's school has cut its art program, grandparents looking for some fun activities to share with their grandchildren, or art teachers who would like fresh ideas for meaningful field trips or homework assignments to support their curriculum. Eileen Prince has been an art specialist in the Indianapolis-area schools since 1970, and is the author of the best-selling Art Matters and Art Is Fundamental. She lives in Indianapolis.

Art Journal Art Journey

by Nichole Rae

Words--Color--Courage Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps. Begin by putting the journal in art journal: A variety of prompts and writing styles help you breathe life into your hopes, feelings and intentions. Then put the art in art journal: Use your writing to develop a theme for your art journal. Illustrate your story by adding photos, illustrations and ephemera. Finally, explore your creative process: Ponder color, words and symbols as you build beautifully layered collage pages. Along this art journaling path, you'll find the strength to listen to your heart and find your creative voice. All you have to do is Embrace the Journey. Includes: Journaling prompts 15 mixed-media and collage techniques Dozens of inspirational journal pages

Art Journal Freedom

by Dina Wakley

Art Journal Color! Art Journal Composition! Art Journal Freedom! Color is all around us and we often find ourselves drawn to particular combinations or arrangements. But how can you effectively and artistically capture those eye-catching compositions in your art journal? It's true, art journaling has no "rules" and is a safe place for free expression of your one-of-a-kind life. But knowledge is power and knowing the "rules" of color and composition gives you the freedom to use and break them willfully to create the effects you want. Dina shares these principles in a fun and approachable way with dozens upon dozens of unique journal pages to show you just some of the many possibilities. Inside You Will Find: Lessons and tips about composition and color including dominance and repetition, symmetry, contrast and the power of black and white. 10 step-by-step technique demonstrations. Dozens of color and design tips and page challenges.

Art Journal Freedom

by Dina Wakley

Art Journal Color! Art Journal Composition! Art Journal Freedom! Color is all around us and we often find ourselves drawn to particular combinations or arrangements. But how can you effectively and artistically capture those eye-catching compositions in your art journal? It's true, art journaling has no "rules" and is a safe place for free expression of your one-of-a-kind life. But knowledge is power and knowing the "rules" of color and composition gives you the freedom to use and break them willfully to create the effects you want. Dina shares these principles in a fun and approachable way with dozens upon dozens of unique journal pages to show you just some of the many possibilities. Inside You Will Find: Lessons and tips about composition and color including dominance and repetition, symmetry, contrast and the power of black and white. 10 step-by-step technique demonstrations. Dozens of color and design tips and page challenges.

Art Journal Kickstarter

by Kristy Conlin

Kickstart your art journaling journey today!With back-to-back journal pages from more than 100 art journaling enthusiasts, you'll embark on an exploration filled with top-notch techniques and the kind of journal fodder that your artistic soul has been craving! So soak it up and discover the stories behind each artist's personal pages.Look inside for creativity at every turn!140+ original art journal pagesDozens of journaling promptsTime-tested adviceUnbelievable inspirationMixed-media secretsFunky materialsAstounding layering techniques Let your art journaling transformation begin today as you uncover the simple strategies that will take you to the next level in your artistic journey!So go ahead. Start journaling your way!

Art Journey America: Landscapes

by Kathryn Kipp

Showcasing the work of more than 100 top contemporary American master artists of our day, this book features landscapes (a popular subject for art collectors and a tradition throughout American art history) from all across the country--east and west, north and south--rendered in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and mixed media. Accompanying each painting are the thoughts, techniques and inspirations for the paintings by each artist.

Art Journey America Landscapes

by Kathy Kipp

Showcasing the work of more than 100 top contemporary American master artists of our day, this book features landscapes (a popular subject for art collectors and a tradition throughout American art history) from all across the country-east and west, north and south-rendered in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and mixed media. Accompanying each painting are the thoughts, techniques and inspirations for the paintings by each artist.

Art Journey Portraits and Figures

by Rachel Rubin Wolf

Truth. Beauty. Experience. Emotion. The artists included in Art Journey: Portraits and Figures say they have discovered all of these things and more through their work. Sometimes it's in the eyes. Or perhaps it's the hint of an expression that seems to beckon one closer, begging to share a secret. Maybe it's the tilt of a chin. Or the posture or stance of one's subject. But in a well executed portrait or figure? Something special, something unique that is invariably revealed--oftentimes about both the subject and the artist. Covering a tantalizing range of styles, the works within illustrate the many ways today's best artists choreograph shape, value, line texture and color into compositions that create drama, tell a story and pull the viewer in. Featuring unusual perspectives, enticing contrasts and other dynamic design elements, Art Journey: Portraits and Figures delivers fresh inspiration for artists of every skill level and medium. Art and inspiration from 109 contemporary artists working in charcoal, pencil, pastel, colored pencil, scratchboard, pen and ink, and more 107 masterful works--the best in portraiture and figure work--demonstrating a wonderful diversity of styles Expert tips and advice and insights into the stories behind art

Art Labor, Sex Politics

by Siona Wilson

Contrary to critics who have called it the "undecade," the 1970s were a time of risky, innovative art--and nowhere more so than in Britain, where the forces of feminism and labor politics merged in a radical new aesthetic. In Art Labor, Sex Politics Siona Wilson investigates the charged relationship of sex and labor politics as it played out in the making of feminist art in 1970s Britain. Her sustained exploration of works of experimental film, installation, performance, and photography maps the intersection of feminist and leftist projects in the artistic practices of this heady period.Collective practice, grassroots activism, and iconoclastic challenges to society's sexual norms are all fundamental elements of this theoretically informed history. The book provides fresh assessments of key feminist figures and introduces readers to less widely known artists such as Jo Spence and controversial groups like COUM Transmissions. Wilson's interpretations of two of the best-known (and infamous) exhibitions of feminist art--Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document and COUM Transmissions' Prostitution--supply a historical context that reveals these works anew. Together these analyses demonstrate that feminist attention to sexual difference, sex, and psychic formation reconfigures received categories of labor and politics.How--and how much--do sexual politics transform our approach to aesthetic debates? What effect do the tropes of sexual difference and labor have on the very conception of the political within cultural practice? These are the questions that animate Art Labor, Sex Politics as it illuminates an intense and influential decade of intellectual and artistic experimentation.

The Art Lesson

by Tomie Depaola

Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules," he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the "rules" makes a wonderfully perceptive picture book about growing up and keeping one's individuality. Tomie dePaola is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona. Fans of all ages will be pleased to hear that The Art Lesson is, in fact, based on the artist's own experiences growing up, and offers a welcome glimpse into his past. This bright picture book is as covered with drawings as the walls of Tommy's parents' and grandparents' houses, and sends an inspirational message to budding artists and individualists. Break out the crayons!

Art, Life, and Nature in Japan

by Masaharu Anesaki Terence Barrow

The artistic and philosophical heritage of Japan has a special meaning for the modern world. During the present century, Japanese thought and Japanese art have exerted a strong influence on the western mind. Art, Life, and Nature in Japan takes us to the roots of Japanese culture and the origins of this influence.In this brief but deeply meaningful book Masaharu Anesaki provides a panoramic view of Japanese culture, with particular emphasis on the spirit of Japanese art. The book has, in fact, established itself as a classic, and it ranks with such other valuable works of its time as The Book of Tea, in which Kakuzo Okakura deals with a similar theme.Anesaki expresses himself in crystal-clear English to convey a message that is significant today as it was before World War II, when his book first appeared. He advocates peace and a turning inward to the beauty of art and nature. He is as familiar with the Zen philosophy of the samurai and the tea master as with sentiments of ancient court noblemen and the quiet thought of a humble peasant.

Art Made from Books

by Alyson Kuhn Brian Dettmer Laura Heyenga

Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today's most showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium. A preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn round out the collection.

Art (Merit Badge Series)

by Boy Scouts of America

This book introduces scouts to the wonder of art in many of its forms.

Art, Nature, and Religion in the Central Andes: Themes and Variations from Prehistory to Present

by Mary Strong

From prehistory to the present, the Indigenous peoples of the Andes have used a visual symbol system--that is, art--to express their sense of the sacred and its immanence in the natural world. Many visual motifs that originated prior to the Incas still appear in Andean art today, despite the onslaught of cultural disruption that native Andeans have endured over several centuries. Indeed, art has always been a unifying power through which Andeans maintain their spirituality, pride, and culture while resisting the oppression of the dominant society. In this book, Mary Strong takes a significantly new approach to Andean art that links prehistoric to contemporary forms through an ethnographic understanding of Indigenous Andean culture. In the first part of the book, she provides a broad historical survey of Andean art that explores how Andean religious concepts have been expressed in art and how artists have responded to cultural encounters and impositions, ranging from invasion and conquest to international labor migration and the internet. In the second part, Strong looks at eight contemporary art types--the scissors dance (danza de tijeras), home altars (retablos), carved gourds (mates), ceramics (ceramica), painted boards (tablas), weavings (textiles), tinware (hojalateria), and Huamanga stone carvings (piedra de Huamanga). She includes prehistoric and historic information about each art form, its religious meaning, the natural environment and sociopolitical processes that help to shape its expression, and how it is constructed or performed by today's artists, many of whom are quoted in the book.

Art Not by Eye: The Previously Sighted Visually Impaired Adult in Fine Arts Programs

by Yasha Lisenco

The book, in two parts, deal with avenues for adventitiously blind adult, and the blind and severely visually impaired adults in the art program.

Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

by Jeanette Winterson

In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores their power to exalt and unnerve, shock and transform us."Art Objects is a book to be admired for its effort to speak exorbitantly, urgently and sometimes beautifully about art and about our individual and collective need for serious art."--Los Angeles Times

The Art of Ancient Egypt

by Gay Robins

The purpose of this book is to provide an accessible and up-to-date introduction to ancient Egyptian art for a wide audience, both general and scholarly.

The Art of Big Hero 6

by Chris Williams John Lasseter Jessica Julius Don Hall

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant robotics prodigy who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular The Art of series, published to coincide with the movie's U.S. release, features concept art from the film's creation--including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more--illuminated by quotes and interviews with the film's creators. Fans will love the behind-the-scenes insights into Disney's newest action comedy adventure.

The Art of Black and White Photography

by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

Over the last few years, most books on photography have been focused on the new breed of cameras and how to master the digital imaging workflow. In The Art of Black and White Photography author and photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann takes a different approach, focusing on image composition and image capture, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of black and white photography rather than on the digital workflow. After introducing the ground rules of composition, Hoffmann illustrates their applications with his own stunning black and white images that cover various photographic genres, including architecture, street photography, portraiture, and surreal photography. Also discussed are the elements of a "photographic language"', which distinguishes creative photography from random shooting. Finally, you will learn valuable post-processing techniques, mostly using Photoshop, that emphasize the functions necessary for creating outstanding black and white images. This second edition has been updated to include Photoshop CS5, as well as brand new images, content, and a revised layout.

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