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.
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.
Helping you develop your drawing talents, the author offers step-by-step instructions for forms right from still life to architecture. She takes you through the basics to more advanced techniques. She covers a range of techniques from quick pencil sketches to finished colour studies.
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.
An investigation of the indigenous arts of the US and Canada in the OXFORD HISTORY OF ART series. The importance of these arts to the integrity of spiritual, social, political and economic systems within Native North American societies is considered through issues such as gender, representation, the colonial encounter and contemporary arts.
The period 1851 to 1929 witnessed the rise of the major European avant-garde groups. This volume explores the aims and achievements of artists such as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso and Dali, in relation to urban capitalism and expansion, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, and the museum.
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 rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in US culture and society, as well as America's position within the international art world. All key movements are discussed, including early American Modernism, the New Negro movement, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Neo-Expressionism.
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.
An essential little book - perfect for the pocket or art bag - covering all practical aspects of sketching and drawing. Sketching is a skill that every artist needs to master and this handy book shows you how in a very clear and simple way.
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.
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.
The Realism Challenge leads artists through Mark Crilley's use of pencil, watercolour, pastel, and gouache to produce life-like, seemingly impossible drawings of common household objects like playing cards, leaves, and seashells that look just like photographs. Each lesson builds off the previous, with sidebars covering specific techniques.
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 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.
Do you need to know your lime putty from your lime plaster? Want to improve your flatness tolerance? Stuck with an incomprehensible DIY manual? This dictionary provides explanations of the techniques, equipment and issues of the building world. It is intended for students, carpenters, glaziers, plasterers, and others.
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.
What is it to be a work of art? Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, this book challenges the popular interpretation that art is an indefinable concept, instead bringing to light the properties that constitute universal meaning.
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.