Art

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    The Guardian of Mercy
    How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today
    By Terence Ward
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A Profound New Look at the Italian Master and His Lasting Legacy 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... [READ MORE]
    The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
    By Monona Rossol
    (Allworth Press)
    Safe use of art or craft materials requires awareness and training. A host of toxic industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants, including lead, cadmium, mercury, asbestos, cancer-causing dyes and pigments, and brain-damaging hydrocarbon solvents, are often found in these materials. The Artist’s... [READ MORE]
    How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist
    Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul
    By Caroll Michels
    (Allworth Press)
    “Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist.” —The New York Times Written for fine artists ready to launch their careers as well as experienced artists who wish to relaunch their careers, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, an acclaimed guide, empowers artists to... [READ MORE]
    Manga Art for Intermediates
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Manga Drawings
    By Danica Davidson, By Rena Saiya
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Bring your own manga characters to life! With millions of fans around the world, manga is a beloved art form. Now you, too, can learn how to draw your favorite characters from Japanese comics and anime! Manga Art for Intermediates shows you how to draw detailed clothing, facial expressions, and other... [READ MORE]
    Art as Social Action
    An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art
    Edited by Gregory Sholette, Edited by Chloë Bass, Edited by Social Practice Queens
    (Allworth Press)
    "Art as Social Action . . . is an essential guide to deepening social art practices and teaching them to students." —Laura Raicovich, president and executive director, Queens Museum Art as Social Action is both a general introduction to and an illustrated, practical textbook for the field of social practice,... [READ MORE]
    The Creative Path
    A View from the Studio on the Making of Art
    By Carolyn Dobkin Schlam
    (Allworth Press)
    Demystifying the creative process. The Creative Path is an inquiry into the creative process from philosophical, psychological, spiritual, and practical points of view. In this welcoming work on the creative process, Carolyn Dobkin Schlam encourages the reader to embark upon his or her own journey of... [READ MORE]
    The Artist's Guide to Public Art
    How to Find and Win Commissions (Second Edition)
    By Lynn Basa, Foreword by Mary Jane Jacob, Contributions by Barbara T. Hoffman
    (Allworth Press)
    A comprehensive guide to the complex world of public art. Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators provide in-the-trenches advice and insight, while a chapter on public art law, written by... [READ MORE]
    The Art of Cursive Penmanship
    A Personal Handwriting Program for Adults
    By Michael R. Sull
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Unlike traditional primary grade handwriting manuals that seek to introduce the basic techniques of written language to young students, The Art of Cursive Penmanship presents the subject of handwriting as a valuable and spontaneous skill for the adult. In this context, it remains an intimate ability... [READ MORE]
    The Profitable Artist
    A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts (Second Edition)
    By New York Foundation for the Arts
    (Allworth Press)
    The Indispensable Roadmap Artists Need to Navigate Their Careers While all art is unique, the challenges artists face are shared regardless of background, experience, or artistic medium. With decades of experience in training and helping artists, the expert staff of the New York Foundation for the Arts... [READ MORE]
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