Most popular The arts: general issues books
The most popular The arts: general issues books currently available. Updated weekly.
Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.
From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.
A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with striking illustrations by Chris Riddell.
Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.
No other 17th-century artist played the self-portrait game as extravagantly as the Dutchman Rembrandt. Spanning from his youth until just a year prior to his death, this unprecedented collection gathers the entirety of Rembrandt's self-portraiture in impeccable reproductions. The works are an intimate glimpse into the artist's lifelong self-...
From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful. This thought-provoking introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects around us.
The only color guide a designer will ever need; The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition has been completely updated with Pantone colors and new text.
The memoir of Sir John Tusa, spanning his childhood and distinguished career in the arts and cultural leadership.
The essential handbook for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers on contemporary art.
Published to enormous critical acclaim and commercial success between 2011 and 2012, these classic memoirs from the late great and incendiary art critic Brian Sewell will be reissued in a single volume in response to their continuing popularity.
The international bestseller which has helped millions recover their creativity reissued in a beautiful new edition.
One of our leading art critics and writers, Martin Gayford, recounts his travels and meetings with the world's greatest artists.
* New edition of this popular anthology of twentieth-century art-theoretical texts. * Now updated to include the results of new research, together with significant contributions from the 1990s. * Includes writings by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures.
During the decades of his world fame, Tolstoy wrote this series of essays and polemics on issues of morality, social justice and religion. He considered and rejected the idea that art reveals and reinvents through beauty, although he perceived the question of art to be a religious one.
A visually-striking and thought-provoking resource to support Visual Arts for the IB diploma.
Hstorian Pyne explores how the authenticity of eight genuine fakes depends on their unique combinations of history, science, and culture. Drawing from historical archives, interviews, museum exhibits, science fiction as well as her own research, Pyne brings each genuine fake to life through unexpected and often outrageous stories.
Unique in its approach, by applying the different theories used in art history to one painting, Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon An ideal text for teaching, it provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within the subject Offers a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to post-colonialism by.
Postmodernism has been a buzzword of contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music.
Strengthen potential in IB Visual Arts. Matched to the updated IB Visual Arts Guide, this Course Book breaks down and clarifies all the assessment components of the course. Guiding learners through each assessment task, a range of artwork examples contextualize the exam criteria, reinforcing comprehension and confidence.
Two authorities on popular culture reveal the ways in which art can enhance mood and enrich lives - now available in paperback
Inspired by the popular photo project of the same title that went viral in the spring of 2015, Strong Is the New Pretty is a photo-driven book comprised of 100 high-quality black-and-white and color images (with minimal text) of fierce and joyful girls--a celebration of what it means to be strong.
Moving from meetings with artists to the creation of the first public museums in the 18th century, recounting the practice of inspirational figures such as Diaghilev, skipping between exhibitions, continents and centuries, the author argues that curation is far from a static practice.
Learn how to create vibrant character designs with the step-by-step guidance of professional artists from the illustration and animation industries.
I Know an Artist is a collection of 84 beautifully illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between famous artists throughout history.
Brand NEW for 2019! We all know that one person who wishes it could be Christmas everyday, now we cant provide the impossible but we can provide a 365 days christmas countdown. What better way to stay in the christmas spirit all year round!
Discusses works by great painters such as Delacroix and Ingres. This title features writings on Poe, Flaubert and Gautier.
"First published in the French language by aEditions du Seuil, Paris, under the title Jaune: Histoire d'une Couleur by Michel Pastoureau, copyright A 2019, aEditions du Seuil, Paris"--Verso
The 50th anniversary edition of a classic text, featuring an expanded selection of color studies
The National Portrait Gallery's series of compact, fully illustrated, historical guides to literary and artistic personalities and themes. Written by well-known contemporary writers, they use works from the Gallery's Collection to examine the lives, thoughts and relationships within each selected group.
Explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, bringing together philosophy, art theory, and many examples. This work discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. It is suitable for the public, introductory students, and teachers in the arts.
An elegant gift book that celebrates the myriad ways that romantic love is depicted through art, spanning 500 years and featuring a variety of artists from William Blake and Auguste Rodin, to Felix Gonzalez-Torres,Catherine Opie and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Thrilling narrative history describing how France's museum staff protected Leonardo da Vinci's Joconde - and her famous smile - in World War 2
An elegant gift book, celebrating the joys (and sometimes the travails) of the winter season through art, spanning several centuries and featuring a variety of artists from J.M.W. Turner and John Everett Millais, to Barbara Hepworth, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Grayson Perry and Peter Doig.