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Art: A Visual History

ISBN-10: 9781465436610
ISBN-13: 9781465436610
Publisher: DK
Author(s): Robert Cumming
Publication Date: 2015-09-01

Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase.

How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all — painting, sculpture,...Read More

Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase.

How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all — painting, sculpture, great artists, styles, and schools — and will help you answer the question, "What makes great art?"

Art: A Visual History includes:

   • More than 650 artists and all the major schools and movements, all arranged chronologically.
   • Close-up focus on 22 masterpieces, from Ancient Greek sculpture to 1960s Pop Art.
   • Well-known icons along with lesser-known gems — carefully chosen to illuminate the points made in the text.
   • Features on major schools and movements to explore and explain their stylistic trademarks, characteristics, and favored subjects.

Art: A Visual History is a knowledgeable, thought-provoking, and accessible tour of the creators of Western art.


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Visual Arts: Course Companion (Oxford Ib Diploma Programme)

ISBN-10: 0198377916
ISBN-13: 9780198377917
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author(s): Jayson Paterson
Publication Date: 2017-03-26

Strengthen potential in IB Visual Arts. The only resource matched to the IB Visual Arts Guide, this essential 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,...Read More

Strengthen potential in IB Visual Arts. The only resource matched to the IB Visual Arts Guide, this essential 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. Build assessment potential enable learners to fully understand and engage with all the assessment tasks Develop exam strategies equip students with tested means to develop ideas and evaluate their work Drive reflective learning built-in TOK links, questions and discussion points help you fully adopt the IB approach to learning Fully matched to the most recent IB Visual Guide for first examination 2016

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The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia

ISBN-10: 1465461787
ISBN-13: 9781465461780
Publisher: DK Children
Author(s): DK
Publication Date: 2017-08-01

The most visual and comprehensive encyclopedia for children that charts the evolution of the world's greatest cultural achievements in painting, sculpture, photography, music, and dance, supporting the arts in STEAM education.

Kids can trace the development of painting, from prehistoric...Read More

The most visual and comprehensive encyclopedia for children that charts the evolution of the world's greatest cultural achievements in painting, sculpture, photography, music, and dance, supporting the arts in STEAM education.

Kids can trace the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary art; discover the evolution of sculpture, from the Great Sphinx at Giza to modern day abstract forms; find out about photography, from the early "camera obscura" to digital imagery; read the story of music, from classical and jazz to rock and roll; and put on their dancing shoes for some ballroom, ballet, modern dance, and more. Stunning images bring each subject to life, and clear text and annotations provide comprehensive, age-appropriate coverage.

Full of amazing facts, clear explanations, and awe-inspiring photography, The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the cultural world for children.

Series Overview: DK's Visual Encyclopedias are the first substantial series of encyclopedias aimed at young children, designed to excite and entertain, while offering a comprehensive overview of core subjects. From science and the human body to animals, the ocean, space, and more, each book combines fun facts, amazing pictures, and crystal-clear explanations to take kids into the wonders of our world.


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Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts

ISBN-10: 0500289565
ISBN-13: 9780500289730
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Author(s): Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields
Publication Date: 2011-10-27

A flexible format, inclusive approach, and comprehensive illustration program fit the many ways instructors teach Introduction to the Visual Arts.

From Thames & Hudson―the world’s leading art publisher―Gateways to Art facilitates instructor choice and offers unprecedented...Read More

A flexible format, inclusive approach, and comprehensive illustration program fit the many ways instructors teach Introduction to the Visual Arts.

From Thames & Hudson―the world’s leading art publisher―Gateways to Art facilitates instructor choice and offers unprecedented pedagogical support for students. Short chapters can be read in any order, with new vocabulary defined on the page as it occurs. Eight “Gateways to Art” images (from around the world and all eras) support the common course goal of learning to interpret art in multiple ways and help students build on what they already know. The text is balanced and global, with over 1,000 illustrations―from around the world, and from everyday life. 800+ full-color illustrations

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Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts (Second edition)

ISBN-10: 9780500292037
ISBN-13: 9780500292037
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Author(s): Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields
Publication Date: 2015-09-22

The revised and expanded edition of the market-leading art appreciation college textbook.

The Second Edition of Gateways to Art features an even greater emphasis on visual culture and contemporary art. All new "Visual Galleries" conclude each chapter, creating valuable connections throughout...Read More

The revised and expanded edition of the market-leading art appreciation college textbook.

The Second Edition of Gateways to Art features an even greater emphasis on visual culture and contemporary art. All new "Visual Galleries" conclude each chapter, creating valuable connections throughout the text, while a unique chapter on Content and Analysis leads students step-by-step through detailed analyses of seminal artworks. Last, but not least, recurring “Gateways to Art” features teach students to examine works of art from all angles: formal analysis, media, history, and themes. 1,725 illustrations in color and black-and-white

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Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

ISBN-10: 9780399580949
ISBN-13: 9780399580949
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Author(s): Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, Sam Witwer
Publication Date: 2018-10-23

An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS &...Read More

An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork—from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.

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Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana [Special Edition, Boxed Book & Ephemera Set]: A Visual History

ISBN-10: 0399582754
ISBN-13: 9780399582752
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Author(s): Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, Sam Witwer
Publication Date: 2018-10-23

A deluxe, special edition package containing art prints, ephemera, and the illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game as told through the paintings, sketches, and illustrations behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of...Read More

A deluxe, special edition package containing art prints, ephemera, and the illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game as told through the paintings, sketches, and illustrations behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork—from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.

Contained inside a clamshell featuring original illustrations by superstar D&D artist Hydro74, this special edition includes 10 high-quality prints of classic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS artwork, as well as a pamphlet-sized, unpublished original version of the game’s most infamous adventure module and deathtrap Tomb of Horrors, written by DUNGEONS & DRAGONS co-creator Gary Gygax.

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Art: The Definitive Visual Guide

ISBN-10: 1465474757
ISBN-13: 9781465474759
Publisher: DK
Author(s): Andrew Graham Dixon
Publication Date: 2018-09-04

Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the pre-raphaelites, and the masters of impressionism with this bestselling DK visual guide.

Truly comprehensive in scope, this bestselling book explores masterpieces by more than 700 artists, including...Read More

Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the pre-raphaelites, and the masters of impressionism with this bestselling DK visual guide.

Truly comprehensive in scope, this bestselling book explores masterpieces by more than 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable art lover's reference book, it showcases everything from Italian baroque painting and African Art to contemporary art history.

Each artistic movement is clearly explained, with descriptions of origins and influences, characteristic styles and techniques, and typical subjects. A visual timeline of key works gives an overview of the scope of each major movement.
Bold graphics, overlays, and detailed closeups show you how to "read" composition and subject matter, and explain the techniques and methods the artists used to create their masterpieces.

Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the largest art library in the world, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf.

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Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

ISBN-10: 9780520243835
ISBN-13: 9780520243835
Publisher: University of California Press
Author(s): Rudolf Arnheim
Publication Date: 2004-11-08

Since its publication fifty years ago, this work has established itself as a classic. It casts the visual process in psychological terms and describes the creative way one's eye organizes visual material according to specific psychological premises. In 1974 this book was revised and expanded, and...Read More

Since its publication fifty years ago, this work has established itself as a classic. It casts the visual process in psychological terms and describes the creative way one's eye organizes visual material according to specific psychological premises. In 1974 this book was revised and expanded, and since then it has continued to burnish Rudolf Arnheim's reputation as a groundbreaking theoretician in the fields of art and psychology.

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The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist

ISBN-10: 9781785651182
ISBN-13: 9781785651182
Publisher: Titan Books
Author(s): Syd Mead
Publication Date: 2017-09-19

Syd Mead is one of the most accomplished and widely respected artists and industrial designers alive today. His career boasts an incredible array of projects from designing cars to drafting architectural renderings, but he is most famous for his work as a concept artist on some of the most visually...Read More

Syd Mead is one of the most accomplished and widely respected artists and industrial designers alive today. His career boasts an incredible array of projects from designing cars to drafting architectural renderings, but he is most famous for his work as a concept artist on some of the most visually arresting films in the history of cinema. Since working on Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1978 as a production illustrator Syd Mead has always aimed to render “reality ahead of schedule,” creating evocative designs that marry believable content with a neofuturistic form. It is this ability to predict technological potential that has helped Mead create such a distinctive and influential aesthetic. From his work with Ridley Scott on Blade Runner, to his striking designs for the light cycles in Tron, to his imposing concept art for the U.S.S. Sulaco in James Cameron’s Aliens, Syd Mead has played a pivotal role in shaping cinema’s vision of the future. 


The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist represents the most extensive collection of Mead’s visionary work ever printed, compiling hundreds of images, sketches and concept arts from a career spanning almost 40 years, many of which have never been seen in print before. Each entry provides a unique insight into the processes involved in Mead’s practice as well as illuminating the behind-the-scenes work involved in creating a fully realized, cinematic depiction of the future. With such a plethora of images from the many genre-defining films Mead has worked on, this is essential reading for film fans, artists and futurologists alike.

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