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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.