This is a new, extended version of Jane Stobart's book on printmaking for beginners. It has been brought up to date and a new chapter on carborundum added. These make it one of the most comprehensive basic guides to printmaking techniques available.
In this book, Alexia Tala explores and investigates the new experimental forms of printmaking, which are today pushing the traditional boundaries of this technique in contemporary art. These include the usage of photo-emulsion, glass and paper, Perspex and paint stripper, printing with sand and digital prints mounted on relief surfaces.
In May 1977 the author, an unknown young illustrator, started drawing a weekly comic strip for the "Guardian". It began as a silly parody of girls' adventure stories, making satirical comments about contemporary life. The strip was latterly untitled and usually known just as "Posy". It ran until the late 1980s. This title collects these strips.
Site-Specific Art is the first major study of site-specific theatre and performance in North America and Europe since the 1950s. This volume is an astonishing addition to the debates around experimental performance and its documentation.
Explores the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act. This title highlights the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in creating some of the most innovative and highly sought-after works of art.
An introduction to the art of archaic and classical Greece. Looking at the social and cultural contexts in which the rich diversity of Greek arts were produced, Robin Osborne shows how artistic developments were both a product of, and contributed to, the intensely competitive life of the Greek city.
The early Middle Ages witnessed many innovations in European architecture including the medieval castle, church spire and monastic cloister. Avoiding traditional emphasis on chronological development, the author explores issues and themes, examining the achievements in design and construction.
This refreshing new look at Medieval art conveys a very real sense of the impact of art on everyday life in Europe from 1000 to 1500. It examines the importance of art in the expression and spread of knowledge and ideas, including notions of the heroism and justice of war, and the dominant view of Christianity.
The Italian Renaissance is a pivotal episode in the history of Western culture. This book discusses a range of works from across Italy, examines the issues of materials, workshop practices and artist-patron relationships, and explores the ways in which visual imagery related to contemporary sexual, social and political behaviour.
New edition of this key guide to art history, which takes a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries, including the most important new writing on the most recent work in a variety of new media.
Between 1900 and 1950 the British state amassed a huge collection of over 800 historic buildings, monuments and historic sites and opened them to the public. This book explains why the collecting frenzy took place. It locates it in the fragile and nostalgic atmosphere of the interwar years, dominated by neo-romanticism and cultural protectionism.
Containing writings by Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Hal Foster and others, this work includes essays on the archival practice of such artists as Gerhard Richter, Susan Hiller, Ilya Kabakov, Christian Boltanski, Renee Green and The Atlas Group.
If you thought these paintings were familiar, look again, and look closer. Part art history, part detective work,this fascinating collection explores 100 world-famous works of art through enlarged details, revealing the fashions and lifestyles, the loves and intrigues, politics and people that truly make a...
Takes us on a journey through five themes - measurement, nature, the city, dreams, and the body. Here, each is illustrated with a diverse range of images, from the old masters - Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Durer - through great Modernist pieces by Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, and on to the contemporary artists.
The city of Venice holds a special place in the global imagination. This book explores the creation of one of its largest surviving depictions, which has remained almost unknown to the wider public since its creation exactly four centuries ago.
How to draw anything and everything, including the kitchen sink ... With unfinished drawings to complete, and plenty of space for you to experiment and improvise, this is a joyous way to discover your untapped artistic talents.
Offers advice on drawing portraits, the clothed figure, hands and feet and scenery. This book includes a section on the importance of light and shade. It is suitable for those learning to draw, or wishing to improve their drawing.
The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except maybe when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cites throughout the world. This fully coloured illustrated volume presents the best of his work.
Drawing on contributions from arts therapies, education, history, organizational studies, and philosophy, this book contains essays that critically examine challenges that include the personal nature of artistic inquiry and the complexities of the partnership with social science that has dominated applied arts research.
A handbook for curators and curatorial students, that maps out every stage of the exhibition-making process from initial idea to final installation. It traces the history of curating back to its origins in the 17th century and outlines the multifarious roles of the curator, including as custodian, interpreter, educator, facilitator and organizer.
* New edition of this popular anthology of twentieth-century art-theoretical texts. * Now updated to include the results of new research, together with significant contributions from the 1990s. * Includes writings by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures.
Ian Simpson's clear systematic approach to all aspects of drawing provides a comprehensive drawing course, ideal for both beginners and for those with considerable experience who want to re-examine the fundamentals.
This deceptively simple and addictive sketchbook-with-content includes tons of hip and entertaining things to draw. Encourages artists to try their hands at things like a bike, mistakes, Fred Astaire, synchronized swimmers, a sippy cup, RUN DMC, feelings, a waffle, the view from an airplane, and many many more.
A series of inventive drawing projects designed to help artists develop their own creativity. Exercises include redrawing Old Master sketches, making 50 drawings in four hours, creating values, and contour-drawing blindfold.
A resource for those who want to learn about Manga, as well as for anybody teaching a course on the subject. It contains essays that address the manga industry on an international scale, the different genres, formats and artists, as well the fans themselves.
Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art this autumn, this is a complete monograph on the work of Michael Craig-Martin. It spans his entire career and prodigious output, reproducing the full spectrum of his work, from his early sculptures to his later wall-drawings, neon works, and large-scale installations.
Symbolism began as a literary movement in France with the poetry of Baudelaire and Rimbaud. It spilled over into the visual arts in the late-19th century as a rejection of Impressionism, associated with painters such as Puvis de Chavannes, Moreau and Redon, and later Gauguin and Roualt.