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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A series of inventive drawing projects designed to help artists develop their own creativity. Exercises include redrawing Old Master sketches, making 50 drawings in four hours, creating values, and contour-drawing blindfold.
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.
In this book, Alexia Tala explores and investigates the new experimental forms of printmaking, which are today pushing the traditional boundaries of this technique in contemporary art. These include the usage of photo-emulsion, glass and paper, Perspex and paint stripper, printing with sand and digital prints mounted on relief surfaces.
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.
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.
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.