Masters: Gold: Major Works by Leading Artists
 

Masters: Gold: Major Works by Leading Artists by Marthe Le Van and Ray Hemachandra
English | 2009 | PDF | ISBN: 1600590403 | 332 pages | 109 Mb  

All that glitters here IS gold—and it’s gorgeous! This addition to the popular Masters series focuses on a topic—gold jewelry—with mass appeal to a wide audience: jewelers, metalsmiths, collectors, museums, and just about anyone who loves beautiful workmanship.

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A World of Art (7th Edition)
Henry M. Sayre, "A World of Art (7th Edition)"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0205887570, 0205898874 | 600 pages | PDF | 106 MB


Henry Sayre’s art appreciation text, The World of Art, is an amazing introduction to the world of art. Students with little background in the arts routinely reach out to Henry to share how the text has influenced their lives. This is so meaningful because Henry’s inspiration for A World of Art was his own students. His students wanted to see themselves reflected in their textbook. Henry decided to write an art appreciation textbook that represented all artists, not just the Western canon found at that time in the other texts. He also created a text that fostered critical thinking through looking at, talking about, and questioning works of art for his students.

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The Stories of the Mona Lisa: An Imaginary Museum Tale about the History of Modern Art (Epub)
Piotr Barsony, "The Stories of the Mona Lisa: An Imaginary Museum Tale about the History of Modern Art"
ISBN: 1620872285 | 2012 | EPUB | 56 pages | 17 MB


“Dad, will you tell me a story?” asks a little girl. “Sure,” artist Piotr Barsony responds. “I’ll tell you a story about a painting. And the Mona Lisa, the most beautiful painting in all the world, will be our subject.” Thus begins the fascinating history of modern painting through what many consider the most famous work in the history of art: the Mona Lisa by Léonardo De Vinci. Piotr acts as the museum guide for his young daughter throughout the book, taking us on a journey through an imaginary museum. He describes famous art movements and artists, including: impressionism, cubism, expressionism, favism, minimalism, surrealism; Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Picasso, Bacon, Pollock, and more. All of the most famous painters of the modern and contemporary art movements are explained with their own Mona Lisa portraits, in their signature styles.

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The Art of Oil Painting (Epub)
Walter Foster Creative Team, "The Art of Oil Painting"
ISBN: 1560107510 | 2003 | EPUB | 144 pages | 95 MB


This compilation of projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist’s Library series titles provides inspiration and instruction on every aspect of oil painting. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, The Art of Oil Painting is filled with information that artists of all skill levels will find useful. The contributing artists are all acclaimed for their particular styles and approaches to oil painting, so there are countless lessons you can learn from their individual and distinct perspectives. And the step-by-step demonstrations guide aspiring artists through the oil painting process using a wide variety of inspiring painting subjects-so there’s something for everyone! With this comprehensive reference, you’ll soon discover how exciting painting in oil can be.

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1000 Biker Tattoos
Sara Liberte, "1000 Biker Tattoos"
ISBN: 0760344353 | 2013 | PDF | 320 pages | 66 MB


Anyone who rides a motorcycle lives, to some degree, in the margins of society. Where members of the herd drive Toyota Camrys and hipster hatchbacks, bikers opt for Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, and Ducatis, putting themselves out there like raised middle fingers thrust at the ordinary citizens of the world. And just as a motorcyclist’s ride is an affront to the sensibilities of the meek and the conventional, so too is the ink on his or her skin. Tattoos have long been an integral part of this culture, the result of the overwhelming number of ex-military men who formed the nucleus of the postwar outlaw motorcycle club scene.

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Prebles\' Artforms (11th Edition)
Duane Preble Emeritus, Sarah Preble, "Prebles' Artforms (11th Edition)"
2013 | ISBN-10: 0205968112 | 536 pages | PDF | 103 MB


The title of this book has a dual meaning. As humans form works of art, we are in turn formed by what we create. The art world constantly evolves, as today’s artists interpret, challenge, and ultimately create the world around them. The 11th edition of Prebles’ Artforms reflects this dynamic environment; it is one of the most exhaustive revisions in the book’s history. Three recent trends drive this edition: changing pedagogical needs, new scholarly research, and recent creativity by artists around the world.

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Russian and Soviet Painting
Russian and Soviet Painting
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1977 | ISBN: 0870991620 | English | 172 pages | PDF | 28.7 MB


This third exhibition in the cultural exchange between the Museums of the Soviet Union and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented first in New York and later in San Francisco, encompasses the full range of painting in Russia from the fourteenth century to the present.

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The Artist as Photographer
The Artist as Photographer
Henry Holt & Co | 1982 | ISBN: 0030624274 | English | 203 pages | PDF | 22.3 MB


The Artist As Photographer by Marina Vaizey. The author traces the interrelationship between art and photography and discusses the use of photographs in the work of many renowned artists including: Thomas Eakins, Edgar Degas, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and others.

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The Spirit of Impressionism
The Spirit of Impressionism
Richard Green | 2013 | ISBN: N/A | English | 116 pages | PDF | 83.5 MB


A collection of impressionists paintings.

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Contemporary Western Artists
Contemporary Western Artists
Bonanza Books| 1985 | ISBN: 0517459469 | English | 614 pages | PDF | 95.1 MB


In this book are over 1,000 artists listed. The left side page has brief bios with some artist quotes (there are from 2-3 artists per page), and the right side (facing page) has the art. Some of the art is really good and reproduced at a decent size. It's fun to flip through the pages and find entries for guys like Howard Terpning, David Wright and Tom Lovell way back when.

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Painting the Century: 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000
Painting the Century: 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000
National Portrait Gallery Publications | 2000 | ISBN: 1855143135 | English | 278 pages | PDF | 37.6 MB


From Boldini, Schiele, Grosz and Picasso to Hockney, Freud and the latest wave of new emerging artists, this book celebrates the turbulent history and extraordinary revolutions in styles and attitudes towards the portrait in European and American art throughout the 20th century. One hundred portraits, including cultural icons and some of the most important works of art from the last century, are here presented chronologically to form an overview of portraiture and the portrait from 1900 to 2000. The text places each work in its cultural and artistic context, and gives biographies for all the artists illustrated.

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Art on Skin: Tattoos, Style, and the Human Canvas
Art on Skin: Tattoos, Style, and the Human Canvas by Nancy Hajeski, Marcel Brousseau, Lisa Purcell, Jonathan Conklin, Troy Timpel
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1629142093 | 224 pages | EPUB | 87 MB


A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions of American’s—23 percent of them—boasting ink on their body. This popular pastime is not something to be taken lightly, as there are dozens of aspects to consider when planning your ink. Art on Skin helps with that planning by detailing the different types of art, ink, and artists that pervade the industry.

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Antique Trader Pottery and Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide
David Rago, "Antique Trader Pottery and Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide"
2014 | ISBN: 1440239703 | 592 pages | PDF, EPUB | 203 MB


Ceramic Showcase

Whether your favorite piece comes from a mid-century modern ceramic line, lovely Victorian porcelain, or the many variations of fine art pottery, you'll find them beautifully displayed in the new edition of Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics. From the boldly creative works of George Ohr to the inherent practicality of Red Wing, this striking reference covers the fine to the finctional in all its glory - and value.

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Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process
Nichole Rae, "Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process"
English | ISBN: 1440330077 | 2014 | EPUB | 128 pages | 70 MB


Words--Color--Courage

Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps.

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Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry: A Guide to the Arts of the 17th Century
Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry: A Guide to the Arts of the 17th Century By Christoph C. Ppers
2012 | 386 Pages | ISBN: 9004180141 | PDF | 336 MB


The Handbook of Iconometry (Tibetan title: Cha tshad kyi dpe ris Dpyod ldan yid gsos) constitutes a lavishly illustrated treatise laying down the iconometic principles and measurements at the heart of the 17th-century art of Tibet. The book was produced in ca. 1687 at the instigation of the famous scholar and statesman sde srid Sangs rgyas rgya mtsho (1653–1705). Today, the original is kept in the Tibet Autonomous Region Archives (Lhasa). The Handbook includes more than 150 meticulously prepared drawings of buddhas, bodhisattvas and divinities, 70 script types and 14 stupa models all extrapolated from the rich heritage of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist art. These are accompanied by an introduction charting the production of the Handbook in the 17th century and the scholarly profile of its principal author Sangs rgyas rgya mtsho. In the appendix, it reproduces passages from the Vaiurya g.Ya' sel that provide valuable additional information about the illustrations.

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Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel
Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel by Jill K Berry, Linden McNeilly
English | 2014 | ISBN: 159253905X | 144 pages | PDF | 35,5 MB


Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what's not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.

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Art Deco House Styles
Art Deco House Styles (Living History) by Trevor Yorke
2013 | ISBN: 1846742471 | English | 80 pages | EPUB | 15 MB


The Art Deco period of the 1920s swept away the dark sobriety of Victorian living, replacing it with houses that were light, colourful and exciting. Drawing inspiration from ancient Egyptian forms and modern architecture, Art Deco is arguably the most distinctive style of the 20th century and is characterised by streamlined white houses and geometric patterned interiors. The innovative and glamorous designs of the period are still highly sought after by house buyers and homeowners today and this is the perfect book for those who want to learn more about the artistic influences of these years. Using both his own illustrations and colour photographs, Trevor Yorke shows the distinctive features and details of genuine Art Deco homes with chapters on the furnishings and fittings which characterized Art Deco house interiors, including examples of furniture, wallpapers, fabrics, and distinctive details like door handles, hinges and light fittings.

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Arts and Crafts House Styles
Arts and Crafts House Styles by Trevor Yorke
2013 | ISBN: 1846742307 | English | 80 pages | EPUB | 7 MB


The Arts and Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction against the new industrial age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America where the term craftsman denoted a traditional style of architecture and interior design prevalent before the 1920s. In England, the Arts and Crafts influence upon house building was far-reaching between 1870 and 1914. This was not least because its cosmetic (rather than ethical) details were copied by commercial builders. The result was some superb buildings by key architects like Norman Shaw and Voysey, but also a wide range of others ranging from simple terraces to the finest detached houses of the period. Trevor Yorke has written a practical introduction to the Arts and Crafts house. He describes its structure and its style, with buildings designed to fit in with their setting rather than dominate it, and with emphasis upon use of local materials. Using both his own illustrations and colour photographs he shows the distinctive features and details of genuine Arts and Crafts homes. These range from wide arched porches, elongated mullioned windows, and sloping buttresses, to terracotta plaques, decorative ironwork and patterned bargeboards. There are also chapters on the use of interior spaces, and on the furnishings and fittings which characterised Arts and Crafts house interiors, including examples of furniture, wallpapers, fabrics, and distinctive details like door handles, hinges and light fittings. This is a perfect book for those who want to learn more about the simplicity and elegance of the Arts and Crafts style.

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Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Work
Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Work by Susie Hodge
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1623650909 | 224 pages | PDF | 21 MB


From the influential craftsmen of the high renaissance to the Dutch masters, and from the rococo and neoclassical movements of the 18th century to romanticism, modernism and contemporary art, the lives of the great artists are as varied and multifaceted as the works of creative genius they produced.

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Amazing Animal Art Projects: 20 Easy Step-By-Step Paper Projects That Connect to Seasonal and Science Topics
Jo Lynn Alcorn, "Amazing Animal Art Projects: 20 Easy Step-By-Step Paper Projects That Connect to Seasonal and Science Topics"
English | ISBN: 0439517869 | 2008 | 80 pages | PDF | 19 MB


Enhance science studies throughout the year with 20 eye-catching paper projects! These colorful 3-D critters connect to seasonal themes and help students learn important science content about animal behavior, features, and habitats. Students will love creating bat hats, alligator puppets, waddling penguins, and more! Includes writing connections to extend learning. For use with Grades 1–3.

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He Li Yi, "Visual Arts of the Liquid Packaging (Bilingual edition)"
2012 | ISBN-10: 7538170413 | 299 pages | PDF | 103 MB



More than 250 remarkable masterpieces all over the world have been carefully selected to represent the trend of modern liquid packaging design. They are catagorized into 6 sections: Beverages, Food, Dairy Products, Wine Products, Care Products, and Cosmetics.

 

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Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration by Owen Gildersleeve
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1592539025 | 192 pages | PDF | 101 MB



The book explores the contemporary world of paper art and illustration, delving into the working lives of twenty-five of the world’s leading papercraft artists. Through in-depth interviews and rarely published behind-the-scenes imagery, Paper Cut gives a unique perspective into this burgeoning field of illustration. For this book I was lucky enough to have control over all the aspects, including the artist selection, interviews and cover artwork. The design was created in collaboration with Chris Clarke, and the text was proof-read and edited by Nick Redgrove. I also created a bespoke hand-cut typeface which was used for all of the artist’s titles.

 

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Arts and Crafts House Styles
Trevor Yorke, "Arts and Crafts House Styles"
English | ISBN: 1846742307 | 2011 | PDF | 80 pages | 79 MB


The Arts and Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction against the new industrial age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America where the term craftsman denoted a traditional style of architecture and interior design prevalent before the 1920s. In England, the Arts and Crafts influence upon house building was far-reaching between 1870 and 1914. This was not least because its cosmetic (rather than ethical) details were copied by commercial builders. The result was some superb buildings by key architects like Norman Shaw and Voysey, but also a wide range of others ranging from simple terraces to the finest detached houses of the period. Trevor Yorke has written a practical introduction to the Arts and Crafts house. He describes its structure and its style, with buildings designed to fit in with their setting rather than dominate it, and with emphasis upon use of local materials. Using both his own illustrations and colour photographs he shows the distinctive features and details of genuine Arts and Crafts homes. These range from wide arched porches, elongated mullioned windows, and sloping buttresses, to terracotta plaques, decorative ironwork and patterned bargeboards. There are also chapters on the use of interior spaces, and on the furnishings and fittings which characterised Arts and Crafts house interiors, including examples of furniture, wallpapers, fabrics, and distinctive details like door handles, hinges and light fittings. This is a perfect book for those who want to learn more about the simplicity and elegance of the Arts and Crafts style.

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Art Models 7: Dynamic Figures for the Visual Arts (Art Models series)
Art Models 7: Dynamic Figures for the Visual Arts (Art Models series)
Maureen Johnson, Douglas Johnson | 2012 | EPUB, PDF | ISBN: 1936801183 | 216 pages | 17 Mb, 29 Mb


Artists in search of figures in intense action—flying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouching—will find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic books, with heroic figures in strong stances and suspicious crouches, this visual reference will inspire any artist—comic book artists, animators, video game designers, and illustrators—interested in depicting drama. A section of time-stopping photos of actions including jumping, falling, or swinging a sword offers artists a series of expertly photographed views that would be very challenging to achieve with a studio model. Art Models 7 also presents a number of the series’ trademark stationary poses photographed in 24-point rotation and shot in the round.

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The Art Book
The Art Book by Editors of Phaidon Press
1994 | ISBN: 0714836257, 0714829846 | English | 518 Pages | PDF | 62 MB


Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, The Art Book has become a publishing phenomenon and a well-known event in the art book world. Reduced in size, making it light and highly portable, this new mini edition presents the same easy-to-use alphabetical guide to 500 of the world's greatest painters and sculptors. 500 color illustrations.

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