Learning to draw is now a very popular pastime and a steadily increasing hobby sales area for booksellers. Barrington Barber's accessible style is so immediately easy and absorbing, that a quick browse through his books is enough to convince any customer that this is the place to start to improve. A..
Drawing, the most basic of the visual arts, is often seen as a natural ability, but it can be learnt. Working from observation in pencil, pen or charcoal helps you to see clearly, increases your visual awareness and enhances your ability to design in two dimensions. The New English Art Club, an exhi..
This enchanting tour of America's most cherished birds and flowers is an intimate collection of lovely images from beloved letterpress studio Dutch Door Press. Each state's emblematic flora and fauna are paired in winsome vintage-inspired compositions and accompanied by fascinating facts about the s..
'The Botanical Illustrator's Handbook' takes a closer look at how to accurately portray the riches of the botanical world. It tackles and explains many of the difficulties that artists encounter so they can extend and expand their choice of subject matter. Written by a respected artist and drawing o..
Painter Mark Beard exists in a world predominantly filled with beautiful men. Not only does he paint in the 1920s style of his imaginary gay great uncle Bruce Sergeant, he rounds out his body of work with paintings 'by' Bruce's circle of friends and associates: his French academist teacher, avant-ga..
Melbourne - aka 'Burn City' - is internationally renowned for its street art. For more than twelve years Lou Chamberlin has been photographing its painted streets, capturing the most memorable pieces of this ephemeral art form and creating an ongoing record of the city's robust street subculture. Th..
The great Neo-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne spent most of his life working in the the beautiful surroundings of Aix-en-Provence, where he was born in 1839. Today, the Jas de Bouffan, the Bibemus quarry, the Chateau-Noir, the Mont Sainte-Victoire, and the Estaque are all famous as the titular mo..
First appearing in the 7th century, porcelain art in China quickly became enormously important as a symbol of royalty or high status. The masterpieces of this genre featured in this book range from simple tea bowls to fantastic vases, hair ornaments, figurines and snuff boxes with intricate, multi-c..
The work of the artist couple Christo (1935-2020) and Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009) resists categorization. It is a hybrid of art, urban planning, architecture, and engineering, but above all an aesthetic uniquely their own: surreal and ethereal environmental interventions that have graced monuments, pu..