This deceptively simple and addictive sketchbook-with-content includes tons of hip and entertaining things to draw. Encourages artists to try their hands at things like a bike, mistakes, Fred Astaire, synchronized swimmers, a sippy cup, RUN DMC, feelings, a waffle, the view from an airplane, and man..
Amsterdam 1900-1920 contains a unique collection of ornamentation and surface pattern designs that are typical of the graphic and applied arts in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 20th century. Many design elements are included which make it very easy to create new patterns in this style...
The discovery of the Nowotny collection in Vienna brings us a collection that is unique both in quality and quantity of the patterns. It is also a comprehensive record of some of the most refined and elegant creations of the 19th century. In the history of embroidery, the 19th century occupies a ver..
Titles in Barron's growing Art Answers series provide practical, on-the-spot answers to questions every artist confronts while working on a project, such as: Best ways to organize workspace Best materials to select for particular projects Reliable answers for building confidence and producing fi..
At the turn of the 20th century, amid the domed grandeur of Vienna, a group of Secession artists reclaimed the humble woodblock. The gesture, though short-lived, and long overlooked by established art histories, may be seen as a decisive social, as well as aesthetic, moment. Elevating a primarily il..
Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling ..
"The Art of Botanical Drawing" is an introductory guide to the techniques of botanical painting and drawing. Beginning artists and gardeners looking to capture the beauty of the plants in their garden will learn how to recognize and draw a wide variety of flowers and leaves, including succulents, ve..
The Art of Letter Carving in Stone portrays the beauty of this age-old craft alongside practical instruction. Written by an eminent practitioner and teacher, it guides the novice through the basics of letter carving, drawn lettering and making simple designs, and for the more experienced it explains..
'Art of the Street London' is the first in a series celebrating the phenomenon of street art in the world's greatest cities. A photographer's view of London's transient street art scene shot over a two year period from 2013. Celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and colour of the movement and docum..
Whether located in the heart of a metropolis such as Chicago or on sprawling fields in the countryside, sculpture parks and gardens have become increasingly popular destinations for art and nature lovers alike. These art parks offer visitors a unique opportunity to interact with large-scale works de..
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..