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Recommendations from 18 articles, Paul Graham, Glen Mazzara, Debbie Millman.
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Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary
Nigel Ritchie - Oct 20, 2008
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From how to look at works by great masters to explaining key movements, styles, and techniques, this monumental book is the quintessential visual guide to more than 2,500 of the world's most revered paintings and sculptures.DK...
A Visual History
Robert Cumming - Sep 01, 2015
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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...
The Collins Big Book of Art
From Cave Art to Pop Art
David G. Wilkins - Nov 01, 2005
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The one book your family needs to understand the world of art. A beautiful, unusual and engaging compendium of art history, providing an accessible entree into the world of art for everyone, regardless of their experience.From cave paintings to the Renaissance, Impressionism to Pop Art, The Collins Big Book of Art takes you on a journey through the...
Life with Picasso
Françoise Gilot - Jun 11, 2019 (first published in 1964)
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Françoise Gilot's candid memoir remains the most revealing portrait of Picasso written, and gives fascinating insight into the intense and creative life shared by two modern artists.Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when, in 1943, she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso. Brought up in upper-middle-class comfort and educated at Cambridg...
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Women in Art
50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World (Women in Science)
Rachel Ignotofsky - Sep 10, 2019
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Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists--from the 11th century to today--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts--from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Kee...
The Art Museum
Phaidon Press - Oct 17, 2011
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The Art Museum offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time. The unique structure of the book has been created by specialists in all fields of art, from institutions worldwide, who have collected together important and innovative works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover.As any great museum the ...
A World History
Elke Linda Buchholz - Nov 01, 2007 (first published in 2002)
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This handy, pocket-sized volume includes 900 illustrations and takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the most spectacular works of art around the world and throughout time....
The Annotated Mona Lisa
A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
Carol Strickland - Jan 09, 2018
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An illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to contemporary world art, from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media in an easy-to-understand format. This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated from the second edition published in 2007, including a new chapter about recent artists and moveme...
The Story of Paintings
A History of Art for Children
Mick Manning - Sep 05, 2017
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From prehistoric cave art to graffiti, this beautiful compendium introduces children to the world of paintings. Get ready to feast your eyes on an exhibition of fantastic art! Kids can time-travel through the centuries and learn all about 39 paintings, from a galloping horse drawn in the Lascaux Caves during the Stone Age, to Botticelli’s The Birth...
The Duchamp Dictionary
Thomas Girst - May 20, 2014
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Among the most influential artists of the last hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds great allure for many contemporary artists worldwide and is largely considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern art. Despite this popularity, books on Duchamp are often hyper-theoretical, rarely presenting the artist in an accessible way. This new book exp...
Gardner's Art through the Ages
The Western Perspective, Volume II
Fred S. Kleiner - Jan 01, 2013 (first published in 2002)
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Fourteenth Edition, provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions, plus many great features that make it easier for you to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition of the most widely read art h...
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50 Artists You Should Know by Thomas Koester
Art in Theory 1900 - 2000 by Charles Harrison
What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz
Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
Life in the English Country House by Mark Girouard
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo by Melanie Trede
Art History Portables Book 2 by Marilyn Stokstad
Rick Steves' Europe 101 by Rick Steves
The Story of Film by Mark Cousins
Frida by Jonah Winter
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This Little Artist by Joan Holub
Skyscrapers by Judith Dupre
Florence by Ross King
Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories by Michael Bird
Artemisia Gentileschi by Mary D. Garrard
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The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel
ABCs of Art by Sabrina Hahn
Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail by Laurence Anholt
A Child's Introduction to Art by Heather Alexander
13 Artists Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel
Children's Book of Art by
Andy Warhol So Many Stars Board Book[Board book] by Author
Vincent's Colors by Vincent van Gogh
Women, Art, And Power And Other Essays by Linda Nochlin
Where's Warhol? by Catherine Ingram
Matisse the King of Color by Laurence Anholt
Sculpture. From Antiquity to the Present Day by Taschen
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An Art Lover's Guide to Florence by Judith Testa
Furniture by Judith Miller
History of Modern Art Volume I by H. H. Arnason
The Art Book for Children by Editors of Phaidon Press
Golden Age of Botanical Art. Martyn Rix by Martyn Rix
My Faraway One by Sarah Greenough
Design as Art by Bruno Munari
The Cat and the Bird by Geraldine Elschner
New Flowering by Shirley Sherwood
Overlay by Lucy R. Lippard
Leonardo by Robert Byrd
Uncle Andy's by James Warhola
Modern Architecture Since 1900 by William J. R. Curtis
Styles, Schools and Movements by Amy Dempsey
Asmara by Edward Denison
Baroque by Achim Bednorz
From Marble to Flesh. The Biography of Michelangelo's David by A. Victor Coonin
Katie and the Bathers by James Mayhew
Treasures of Botanical Art by Shirley Sherwood
A Passion For Plants by Shirley Sherwood
Botanical Sketchbooks by Helen Bynum
Impressionism by Robert L. Herbert
Women Photographers by Boris Friedewald
Black Art by Richard J. Powell
Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel by Stefano Zuffi
French Furniture by Sylvie Chadenet
Salon to Biennial - Exhibitions that Made Art History, Volume 1 by Bruce Altshuler
Art and How it Works by Ann Kay
A History of Women Photographers by Naomi Rosenblum
Contemporary Botanical Artists by Shirley Sherwood
Ink Art by Maxwell K. Hearn
Firecrackers by Fiona Rogers
Constructing the Ancient World by Carmelo Malacrino
A World History of Architecture by Michael Fazio
Invisible Women. Forgotten Artists of Florence by Jane Fortune
Temples of Cambodia by Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Herculaneum by Domenico Esposito
World Architecture by Richard Ingersoll
Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics by Claire Raymond
Asian Art Now by Melissa Chiu
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Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics by Akinwumi Adesokan
Classical Art by Mary Beard
Asian American Art by Gordon H. Chang
Art & Today by Eleanor Heartney
Film History by Kristin Thompson
Art in America 1945-1970 by Jed Perl
Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter
Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry
The Art Of The Table by Suzanne von Drachenfels