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American Art Since 1945

Paperback, 19/05/2003, £9.95
This comprehensive study provides an analysis of what has shaped post-war American art: how the mass media has framed the way in which artists view the world; and how traditional art media have been joined by readymade commodities, film, video, text and multiple other art forms.

Native North American Art

Paperback, 17/09/1998, £16.99
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.

Modern Art 1851-1929

Paperback, 01/04/1999, £16.99
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.

Twentieth Century American Art

Paperback, 25/04/2002, £19.99
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.

Sketching: Techniques and Tips for Successful Sketching

Paperback, 06/02/2006, £5.99
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.

Vibrant watercolours

Hardback, 02/10/2006, £17.99
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.

Dictionary of Building

Paperback, 16/08/1993, £16.99
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.


Hardback, 01/09/2015, £20.00
Covering every era, from early art in 3000BCE to contemporary work, with chronological features on the major schools and movements and close-up critical appraisals of twenty-two masterpieces, this book offers a broad but thorough introduction to art history.

Pataphysics: A Useless Guide

Paperback, 06/03/2015, £14.99
The first complete account in English of the evolution of 'pataphysics from its French origins, with explications of key ideas and excerpts from primary sources, presented in reverse chronological order.

Lives of the Artists

Paperback, 14/08/2008, £9.99
Translation of: Vite de' piu eccellenti architettori, pittori et scultori italiani.

Selected Writings

7, 26/03/2009, £8.99

Realism Challenge: Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master of Hyperrealism

Paperback, 25/06/2015, £17.99
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.

What art is

Paperback, 01/04/2014, £10.99
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.

Dali's Mustache

Hardback, 28/02/1994, £9.95

J. M. W. Turner: Painter of the Elements

Hardback, 01/10/2011, £39.95

50 Modern Artists You Should Know

Paperback, 26/08/2010, £14.99
A century and a half of masterpieces is covered in this chronologically arranged volume that beautifully captures the development of art in a new age.

Anthony Gormley

Hardback, 01/09/2006, £35.00

Interaction of Color

Paperback, 02/07/2013, £11.99
The 50th anniversary edition of a classic text, featuring an expanded selection of color studies

Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

Paperback, 19/11/1987, £32.99
This book provides an up-to-date introduction to aesthetics for the general reader, with particular emphasis on literature.

Fairy Tale

Hardback, 30/01/2007, £15.00

John Smith: Film and Video Works, 1972-2002

Paperback, 01/01/1999, £12.00

Michael Craig-martin: Surfacing

Paperback, 23/08/2004, £16.00

Making Space

Hardback, 01/04/2004, £25.00

Michael Craig-Martin Drawings 1967-2002

Hardback, 06/04/2011, £25.00

London Hidden Interiors

Hardback, 08/11/2012, £40.00
180 of London's best conserved and least known interiors are revealed in 1200 spectacular photographs.

Drawing Book: An Innovative, Practical Approach to Drawing the World Around You

Paperback, 01/07/2009, £16.99
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.

Non-toxic Printmaking

Paperback, 18/01/2011, £17.99
A handy guide to non-toxic printmaking

Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric

Paperback, 15/10/2011, £16.99
The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric is a comprehensive handbook covering everything there is to know about designing and printing fabric

Louvre: All The Paintings

Hardback, 01/11/2011, £50.00
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.

Art of Urban Sketching

Paperback, 31/01/2012, £17.99
The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel.

Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques for Today's Fine Artists

Hardback, 16/06/2011, £30.00
Looks at drawing's renewal of importance in the art world through illuminating discussion. This title is suitable for beginner to professional-level artists seeking advanced explorations of the foundations of drawing. It is illustrated by specific drawing examples & techniques by modern era masters & leading contemporary artists.

William Morris : Romantic to Revolutionary

Paperback, 28/03/2011, £25.00

How to Write About Contemporary Art

Paperback, 01/09/2014, £14.95
Suitable for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers, this book navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language.

Hirameki: Draw What You See!

Paperback, 07/03/2016, £9.95
Draw what you see Hirameki - 'brainwave' or 'flash of inspiration' in Japanese - is where doodling and imagination come together.

Hirameki: Cats & Dogs: Draw What You See

Paperback, 15/09/2016, £5.95
Lets you draw funny dogs and get into a sunny mood. In this book, you can also draw comical cats and give your day a boost.

Francis Bacon: Five Decades

Paperback, 15/06/2015, £24.95
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.

Art as Therapy

Paperback, 24/10/2016, £10.95
Two authorities on popular culture reveal the ways in which art can enhance mood and enrich lives - now available in paperback



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