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.
In this book, Nigel Oxley describes fully the techniques of etching and aquatint employed by the artists who worked with him at Kelpra Studio where he established a reputation for using intaglio processes to create full colour images.
In John Berger, a concise yet detailed study of Berger's life and work, Andy Merrifield sheds light on Berger the man, the artist, and the concerned citizen. Merrifield creates a reader-friendly, freewheeling narrative, which gives fascinating insight into one of the most influential thinkers of our times.
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.
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.
A general guide to printmaking by hand, this practical and comprehensive introduction ranges from potato prints to multi-colour linocuts; from collage to screenprints; from prints made with pipe cleaners and burger boxes to three-dimensional indented sculpture.
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.
Describes how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world; why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco; the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers; and more.
Both a practical guide to drawing with 15 detailed projects and an informative insight into the minds of artists who work with the medium. It profiles ten key artists and illustrators including Dryden Goodwin, Cornelia Parker, Claude Heath, William Kentridge and Keith Tyson, revealing their environments and practices.
Graffiti/Street Art - sometimes beautiful, sometimes ugly, but one thing is certain: they're breathtaking in their skill of execution. Collected here are 256 pages of the best photographed from around the world by RomanyWG.
Presents all 2,954 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre in full colour. This book is organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the Louvre: the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School.
This interactive book is packed with stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination. You can complete the Mona Lisa's smile, or design your own Jackson Pollock. There are step-by-step instructions for how to draw a bird and give it an expression. Aimed at children aged eight and older.
Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analysing art. It covers a range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives.
Francis Bacon was one of the great figurative painters of the twentieth century. This book provides a thorough account of the life and work of this complex and conflicted artist, whose paintings retain their visceral impact and relevance.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Provides a survey of the birth and development of modern art. This work discusses about the European and American art movements in the 70s and 80s, including minimalist and public art, 70s American painting, German Neo-Expressionism, and environmental art. The final chapter, is rewritten and 75% of the 275 illustrations are in 4-color.
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.
Shirley Trevena is well known for her vibrant use of colour. In this superbly illustrated book in Collins Artist's Studio series she focuses on using colour in particularly creative and innovative ways, offering the intermediate painter new insights into this essential aspect of painting.
Peter Lanyon transformed the art of landscape, rescuing it from the picturesque and bringing it back to the centre as a radical practice capable of expressing radical ideas. This book sets out to explain just what this transformation involved. It offers fresh reflections on Lanyon's relationship with both American art and post-war Paris.
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.
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.