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.
Based on original documents never before discussed, this account of the disastrous marriage of Effie Gray and John Ruskin overturns the myths that have grown up around the most notorious annulment of the Victorian period.
Encompassing a variety of processes and techniques, printmaking offers the amateur and professional alike to visualise ideas in many different ways. This handbook contains step-by-step instructions that take you through different stages of the processes of relief printing, intaglio printing, lithography, screen printing and photocomposition.
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.
Like millions of others, Andrew Marr draws. He hasn't had lessons, yet since childhood, the journalist and TV presenter has been at his happiest with a pen or brush in his hand. In this intriguing new book, Andrew Marr explores the subject of drawing and painting through his own experience.
England has a wealth of surviving houses from past centuries, be they country mansions or rustic framed cottages, and the circumstances of the age are often reflected in the interiors. Linda Hall charts the development of the fixtures and fittings we still see today - from medieval and Tudor times to Georgian and Victorian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.