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Project Collage

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight

Cut it, stick it, twist it! Collage is the art of reinvention, a magical and tactile process that invites you to collect, experiment, combine and transform. Requiring no specialist equipment - only everyday materials - it is an art form for everyone and every budget. From striking architectural builds to mixed-media menageries, this book offers fresh ideas and guidance to help you cut and paste your way to your own unique artworks.

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Tate Create Things to Make & Do

Sally Tallant
Authors:
Sally Tallant

Cut, cook, draw, dye, dream, snap and spin!Who better to make art with than today's best-loved artists? Full of fun activities from Tate's leading artists, this book is sure to spark your creativity. Dye your clothes pink with Yto Barrada, bake bread and listen to yourself eat it with Olafur Eliasson, and draw to express your feelings with Yayoi Kusama. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever their skill level.

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Tate: Brief Lessons in Creativity

Frances Ambler
Authors:
Frances Ambler

'Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.' - MatisseUse this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and improve, sustain and nurture your creativity. Brief Lessons in Creativity presents a rich variety of artistic methods and solutions for you to try, and is packed with inspiration and practical takeaways. Stay curious like Rauschenberg by immersing yourself in the world through seeing, reading and researching. Repeat and revisit with Cézanne to try things differently, and collect and remix with Matisse and Bacon. Appreciate the importance of solitude and space with Bourgeois, and improvise freely with Van Gogh. With every chapter, learn how to create your best work and embrace a new sense of playfulness.

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Tate: Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking

Frances Ambler
Authors:
Frances Ambler

'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist'- PicassoWhether it's through disrupting a routine, turning an idea on its head or challenging the norm, Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking will give you the confidence to take creative risks and experiment, free from self-doubt. Be inspired by the artistic avant garde with wise words from Abramovic, Duchamp and more.

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Tate: Colour: A Visual History

Alexandra Loske
Authors:
Alexandra Loske

Discover the story of colour through the significant scientific discoveries and key artist's works over 400 years. From Isaac Newton's investigations through to Olafur Eliasson's experiential creations, this stunning book documents the fascinating story of colour with an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes."In 1704, the scientist Isaac Newton published Opticks, the result of many years of researching light and colour. By splitting white light, Newton identified the visible range of colours, or the rainbow spectrum. In Opticks, he built a colour system around his findings, and he visualised this system in a circular shape, making it one of the first printed colour wheels.The influence of Newton and his followers, combined with the invention of many new pigments as well as watercolours in moist cake form, had made painting with colour an exciting occupation not just for serious artists but also for a much wider audience. The colour revolution had begun."ContentsIntroduction1. Unravelling the Rainbow: The Eighteenth-Century Colour Revolution2. Romantic Ideas & New Technologies: The Early Nineteenth Century3. Industrialism to Impressionism: The Later Nineteenth Century4. Colour for Colour's Sake: Colour into the Future:GlossaryBibliographyIndex

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Tate: Master Oils

Selwyn Leamy
Authors:
Selwyn Leamy

Learn how to paint in the artist's favourite medium: oil. Taking inspiration from iconic paintings in the Tate Collection, discover the techniques of the masters and improve your own painting skills with 30 guided projects. Master brushwork and form with Cézanne; thin and blend with Turner and Whistler; and play with texture with Richter and Riley.

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Tate: Photography Decoded

Susan Bright, Hedy Van Erp
Authors:
Susan Bright, Hedy Van Erp

In the two centuries that photography has been practical, it has created a means of communication , the understanding of which is essential to anyone navigating this very visual world.From Daguerre's early images to the real-life sharing of Instagram, photography has never really been "the truth," though nor is it necessarily dishonest. It is ambiguous, complicated and subjective, fleeting and lasting at the same time. This book will introduce the best examples and show you how you can 'read' every image.

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Tate: Sketch Club

Hester Berry
Authors:
Hester Berry

The only way to get better at drawing is through practise - and there is no better subject to draw from than life. Let Sketch Club: Life Drawing show you how.This practical guide to capturing the human figure teaches fundamental drawing skills while providing instruction on how to get the most from a life drawing class.Featuring 20 step-by-step exercises, the book shows intermediate artists how to put their skills into practice. Learn how to construct a figure, capture gesture and bring depth, energy and movement into your work. Sketch Club: Life Drawing is the first in an exciting new series aimed at demystifying the artist's process. The book covers a range of media and offers inspirational references to the work of other famous artists. A problem-solving section covers how to fix common mistakes and know when to stop. Hone your skills, build your confidence, and most importantly, get drawing!

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The Art of the Cocktail

Do you love art? Do you like cocktails? Then this book is perfect for you. Shake up delicious art-inspired drinks, from the absinthe-fuelled Pablo Pisco Sour to the verdant Henry Mojito, and discover evocative cocktails that will transport you straight to Toulouse-Lautrec's Moulin Rouge, Frida Kahlo's favourite cantina, or one of Salvador Dalí's surrealist dinner parties. Filled with art anecdotes and colourful tales, this is both a whistle-stop tour through art history and an exciting way to wet your whistle.Cocktails include the:· Dalí Wallbanger· Klein Blue Moon· Whamm! Bamm! Pow!· Picasso Sour· Frida Kahlúa· René Margarita· and the Hirst-inspired Shark Bite

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