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Tate: Photography Decoded

Susan Bright, Hedy Van Erp
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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: Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking

Frances Ambler
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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: Project Collage

Bev Speight
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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: Colour: A Visual History

Alexandra Loske
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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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The Story of the Bauhaus

Frances Ambler
Authors:
Frances Ambler

Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness groundbreaking events and wild parties that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.

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My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse

Liana Jegers
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Liana Jegers

Henri Matisse is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century with a unique vision that continues to inspire artists to this day. Guided by Matisse's innovative methods and wise words, this colourful book sets you a variety of tasks to complete on the page, and describes several techniques for you to attempt any way you please.My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse is the first in a delightful new series of master-led activity books where you will also discover the wisdom and expertise of Mr Picasso.

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike

Emily Gosling
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Emily Gosling

Great Minds Don't Think Alike surveys some of the most brilliant minds of the past and present. Discover the methods and rituals they used to forge a constructive, creative pathway, from the downright peculiar to the reassuringly pedestrian.Learn the importance of daily routines with Sylvia Plath, embrace randomness with David Bowie and transcend tragedy with Frida Kahlo. With 56 tried and tested creative techniques from inspired, and inspiring, minds - among them, architects, musicians, playwrights, painters and philosophers - enjoy an illustrated compendium of ingenious insights to kickstart your own creative process.

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National Gallery Dot-To-Dot

Francesca Protopapa
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Francesca Protopapa

Twenty iconic works of art to complete as fun and original dot-to-dot puzzles. Home to Van Gogh, Velázquez and Vermeer, the National Gallery, London, boasts countless masterpieces. Find twenty of their most iconic works here as 1000-dot challenges - a satisfyingly slow-paced study that promises hours of fun and a dramatic final reveal. Art lovers of all ages can now create and keep their very own Goya and Gauguin with these beautiful, sculptural renditions of world famous works. Includes an epic 1600-dot Van Gogh puzzle rendered in incredible detail.

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What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

Rosalind Davis, Annabel Tilley
Authors:
Rosalind Davis, Annabel Tilley

You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it? The thing they don't teach you in art school is just how active and engaged you need to be; you'll have to become your own finance, business and marketing manager, as well as a researcher, curator and administrator. What They Didn't Teach You in Art School is the ultimate survival guide to life as an artist, and the perfect springboard for aspiring artists who haven't yet given up the day job. The book provides expert advice, tips and inspiration to help you build a successful career - giving you the opportunity to nurture your true talent.

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A-Z Great Modern Artists

Andy Tuohy, Christopher Masters
Authors:
Andy Tuohy, Christopher Masters

A most striking, design-led reference book, A to Z Great Modern Artists features artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist's own characteristic style - including Aleksandr Rodchenko in his constructivist poster style, Andy Warhol as a classic repeat print, and Barbara Hepworth illustrated to resemble one of her distinctive bronze and rod sculptures. With expert text by art historian Christopher Masters, each artist's entry includes a summary of the essential things you need to know about the artist; their biographical details, why they're so significant, where you can find their works today, and a surprising fact about them plus reproductions of key works.Whether you're already an art expert, or looking for a helpful cheat to navigating around a gallery, you'll love this stunning and intelligent guide to global artists of the modern age.

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Concrete Canvas

Lee Bofkin
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Lee Bofkin
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The Digital Renaissance

Carlyn Beccia
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Carlyn Beccia

The Digital Renaissance teaches you how to translate the methods and skills found in traditional art to the digital medium. By covering fundamental painting principles and the basics of digital software, before moving into tutorials that break down key techniques, professional artist Carlyn Beccia encourages you to use the tools at hand to paint your own works of art. Each chapter showcases one great painter - the selection includes Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Sargent, Gustav Klimt, Matisse, and Picasso - and analyses the techniques that set each one apart. These techniques are then emulated in step-by-step tutorials, allowing today's digital artist to achieve amazing results in Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.

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Miller's Antiques Marks

Judith Miller
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Judith Miller

Design Museum

The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and architecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance.

Emily Gosling

Emily Gosling is a freelance editor and writer based in London. She has contributed to Vice, Huffington Post, AnOther magazine and was previously deputy editor at It's Nice That.

Frances Ambler

Frances Ambler is a London-based writer and art historian. She has a special interest in 20th-century design and is the author of Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design and The Story of the Bauhaus. She has worked with museums and galleries across the globe, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, London's Victoria and Albert Museum and the Scottish Sculpture Trust.

Judith Miller

Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and has co-hosted the popular BBC series The House Detectives, ITV's Antiques Trail, and Discovery's It's Your Bid. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.

Francesca Protopapa

Based in Paris, France, Francesca Proptopapa is a professional graphic designer and illustrator whose work lends itself to the meticulous style of dot-to-dotting. She is influenced by a variety of interests such as painting, film, photography, fashion, entertainment and travel. Frequently featuring in exhibitions around France and Italy.

Liana Jegers

Liana Jegers is a writer and illustrator based in Chicago. She has written various pieces for small publications and contributes a column to The Smudge, a small monthly newspaper which she co-founded and edits. In addition to her personal practice, she regularly illustrates for various magazines, books and websites.

Bev Speight

Bev Speight is an artist, illustrator, designer and educator who teaches at Middlesex University. She was previously creative director for a major book publisher and, amongst many other clients, has worked extensively on high profile campaigns for the BBC.