Vincent van Gogh's story is one of the most ironic in art history. He lived an unhappy and difficult life during which his work received almost no appreciation. This study of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) represents a rarity in art history: a detailed monograph on his life and art combined with a complete catalogue of his 871 paintings.
Collection Highlights is an essential book for any art-lover's library. Completely redesigned, updated and expanded, with magnificent illustrations of over 300 works, it is a concise and accessible introduction to the nation's largest visual arts collection, held by the National Gallery of Australia i... read more
Once considered part of the counterculture movement, tattooing is now undoubtedly a mainstream trend. Forty per cent of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have at least one tattoo, and these figures only go up in countries where inking has long been a part of the local culture. While tattoos have... read more
A complete, practical guide to the visual arts, fully restyled and revised for a new generation of artists. Packed with essential information, and featuring over 1000 full-colour illustrations, this is the definitive guide to the tools, materials and techniques of the artist's craft. Ray Smi... read more
Bark painting, as practised by Aboriginal artists of Arnhem Land for millennia, is one of the great traditions of world art. Yet it was only recognised as such late in the 20th century. Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists highlights the work of 40 master painters who have carried one of ... read more
Any professional artist knows that creating depth of field and the relative position of objects is practically impossible without the basic notions of perspective in drawing. This book explains and demonstrates in a series of sketches the practical foundations of perspective in drawing and sketching.
Showcasing the artistry inherent in authentic and historical flash art, this book explores the bold, colourful and enduringly popular designs that were perfected across two World Wars, explains their history, symbolism and social significance and delves into the colourful lives of the era's most famous practitioners.
An Illustrated Journey is a rich and varied collection of pages from the illustrated travel journals of artists and travelers around the world. The trend for Illustrated journaling had been gathering practitioners and fans over the past few years as evidenced by the interest in sites like Urban Sketch... read more
Stickerbomb Skulls is the latest themed book in the Stickerbomb series, featuring many forms of design and illustrations of skulls by an eclectic mix of artists from around the world. Skulls are a very strong visual icon used extensively in the worlds of fashion, jewellery, graphic design, music, stre... read more
Duncan's journey to become one of the world's leading panoramic photographers has been by turn emotional, chaotic, dramatic, inspirational and physically gruelling. In this book, he tells many of the stories of his life, from his discovery of photography as a teenager to the many adventures on his photographic expeditions.
|Author:||Ramon de Jesus Rodriguez|
|Series:||Fine Arts for Beginners|
Whether your preferred medium is canvas or paper, wood or stone, this series of books for beginners demonstrates drawing, painting and design techniques for a variety of surfaces, materials and spaces. The titles in this practical series are suited to help readers become familiar with the most essenti... read more