Art

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    Brushes with Nature
    The Art of Ron Van Gilder
    By Ron Ellis
    (Sporting Classics)
    This rich array of artwork displays Van Gilder’s diverse interests and includes beautiful images of waterfowl, upland game birds, birds of prey, and big game, carefully portrayed in their natural habitats. There is also a special chapter on the human figure, since the artist credits his interest in human... [READ MORE]
    Writing about Visual Art
    By David Carrier
    (Allworth Press)
    David Carrier examines the history and practice of art writing and reveals its importance to the art museum, the art gallery, and aesthetic theory. Artists, art historians, and art lovers alike can gain fresh insight into how written descriptions of painting and sculpture affect the experience of art.... [READ MORE]
    The Artist's Quest of Inspiration
    By Peggy Hadden
    (Allworth Press)
    Updated to inspire a new generation of visual artists in their quest for creative growth, this book shows artists how they can experience a new awakening of creativity and add fresh meaning to their work by using simple techniques found in this inspirational guide. A working artist who has coped successfully... [READ MORE]
    Fine Art Publicity
    The Complete Guide for Galleries and Artists
    By Susan Abbott
    (Allworth Press)
    This savvy resource helps artists and art professionals generate the publicity that keeps their artwork and business in the public spotlight. Provided are practical tools for attracting the media's attention and building bridges between artists, their galleries, and collectors, and between museums and... [READ MORE]
    The Education of a Comics Artist
    Visual Narrative in Cartoons, Graphic Novels, and Beyond
    Edited by Michael Dooley, Edited by Steven Heller
    (Allworth Press)
    Featuring essays by, and interviews with, more than sixty professionals, educators, and critics, the book provides an in-depth view of the art, business, and history of comics art. Readers will learn about a wide variety of genres, from editorial cartoons, political comics, and comic strips to graphic... [READ MORE]
    Learning by Heart
    Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit
    By Corita Kent, By Jan Steward
    (Allworth Press)
    Tap into your natural ability to create! * Engaging, proven exercises for developing creativity* Priceless resource for teachers, artists, actors, everyone Artist and educator Corita Kent inspired generations of artists, and the truth of her words "We can all talk, we can all write, and if the blocks... [READ MORE]
    Color Management
    A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designers
    By John T. Drew, By Sarah A. Meyer
    (Allworth Press)
    Whether they are working in print, interactive, environmental, or web-based design, designers will learn how to apply color theory to their work in order to communicate and entertain. Graphic design professors John Drew and Sarah Meyer explain all of the technical issues that are relevant to communicating... [READ MORE]
    The Art World Demystified
    How Artists Define and Achieve Their Goals
    By Brainard Carey
    (Allworth Press)
    The Art World Demystified unfolds the confusing and often treacherous terrain of the art world, revealing the inner workings of a system that has few rules but many opportunities. In this volume, artists will find their own questions reflected and addressed, including: •How does an artist penetrate the... [READ MORE]
    The Guardian of Mercy
    How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today
    By Terence Ward
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Now celebrated as one of the great painters of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio fled Rome in 1606 to escape retribution for killing a man in a brawl. Three years later he was in Naples, where he painted The Seven Acts of Mercy. A year later he died at the age of thirty-eight under mysterious... [READ MORE]
    Collecting and Care of Fine Art
    An Introduction to Purchasing, Investing, Evaluating, Restoring, and More
    By Carl David, Foreword by Richard J. Boyle
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    For novices and experienced collectors alike, Collecting and Care of Fine Art is a thorough examination of the intricacies of the art market. Written by a professional art dealer, this book covers all phases of buying, selling, and caring for works of art, from auctions and insurance to restorations... [READ MORE]
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