1. Wayne Thiebaud [2014]

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358 pages : illlustrations (some color), portraits ; 31 cm
The most comprehensive and deluxe monograph on Wayne Thiebaud, a celebrated and active American artist, spanning the length of hiscareer, from the mid-1950s to the present. Wayne Thiebaud is one of the world s most popular and respected painters. Born in 1920, he has lived for most of his life in Sacramento, with much of his youth spent in Long Beach; Southern California, in particular Laguna Beach, remains an area of great sentimentality. For this book he has selected the works himself, an act of autobiography in a sense. At age 94, he looked back over his life and his work, rich with breakthroughs in painting and masterful individuality.This deluxe volume, with more than 200 illustrations, covers Thiebaud s career as a painter and draftsman from 1959 to 2014. It features many of the still lifes of pies, cakes, desserts, candies, and other objects lusciously painted, brightly colored, perfectly composed, and gently comic for which he is best known. Such works brought national recognition in 1962 with a seminal exhibition at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, attracting rave reviews and, to the discomfort of the artist himself, leading critics to see him as part of the Pop Art movement. The other artistic genres that he cultivated most avidly since then are landscape and cityscape, with special interests in the Sacramento River valley and San Francisco. New essays by a wide range of writers give a fresh perspective on his life and work.".
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xi, 193 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Josef Albers's Interaction of Color is a masterwork in art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers's singular explanation of complex color theory principles. Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 color plates, Interaction of Color first appeared in paperback in 1971, featuring ten color studies chosen by Albers, and has remained in print ever since. With over a quarter of a million copies sold in its various editions since 1963, Interaction of Color remains an essential resource on color, as pioneering today as when Albers first created it. Fifty years after Interaction's initial publication, this new edition presents a significantly expanded selection of close to sixty color studies alongside Albers's original text, demonstrating such principles as color relativity, intensity, and temperature; vibrating and vanishing boundaries; and the illusion of transparency and reversed grounds. A celebration of the longevity and unique authority of Albers's contribution, this landmark edition will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300179354 20160611
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3. Monet [2010]

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416 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
"Claude Monet (1840-1926) a laissé une oeuvre picturale scandée par une longue carrière qui, commencée au XIXe siècle, se poursuit au XXe siècle, sans se limiter au mouvement impressionniste auquel son nom est associé. Depuis les débuts du jeune caricaturiste amateur au Havre jusqu'au grand peintre des Nymphéas, en passant par la contribution de l'artiste aux expositions des impressionnistes, ainsi que par ses différents envois au Salon et aux expositions de galeries, cette monographie embrasse l'itinéraire artistique complet du peintre. La notion de plein air est notamment pleinement reconsidérée. Paysagiste avant tout de la Normandie à la côte méditerranéenne en passant par les bords de Seine, Argenteuil mais aussi Belle-Ile et la Creuse, il élabore au fil des années des méthodes de peindre sans précédent. La problématique de la série, dans sa relation aux sites et à la temporalité, est tout particulièrement soulevée à propos de la Normandie Les Meules et La Cathédrale de Rouen, et de Giverny où Monet s'est installé en 1883, devenant un "peintre-jardinier". Une poétique des éléments naturels sans précédent s'y exprime et s'épanouit dans les paysages d'eau, si chers à Georges Clemenceau. Un croisement de sources permet de documenter judicieusement les tableaux analysés qui sont examinés attentivement dans leur facture. La correspondance, y compris les lettres reçues par Monet récemment dispersées sur le marché, et les textes critiques sont cités, d'Octave Mirbeau à Marcel Proust. Dans une étude de la genèse des oeuvres et du style de Monet, l'ouvrage aborde aussi les sources de l'artiste, notamment l'influence des arts graphiques, depuis les keepsakes romantiques jusqu'aux estampes japonaises ou aux gravures de Whistler. Ses carnets de croquis et ses pastels, rarement reproduits, sont ici avantageusement représentés. Enfin, la stratégie d'exposition de Monet et les relations avec les marchands et les collectionneurs, ainsi que la diffusion de son art en Angleterre et aux États-Unis, mais aussi au Japon, sont révélatrices, au delà de sa reconnaissance en France autour du don à l'État des Nymphéas et de leur présentation à l'Orangerie des Tuileries, de son "aura" internationale."P. [4] of cover.
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4. Caravaggio Bacon [2009]

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223 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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5. Marlene Dumas [2009]

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238 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
  • Interview - Barbara Bloom in conversation with Marlene Dumas. Survey - Dominic van den Boogerd, Hang-Ups and Hangovers in the work of Marlene Dumas. Focus - Mariuccia Casadio, Josephine (1997). Artist's Choice - Oscar Wilde, The Fisherman and His Soul (extract), 1991-- Jean Genet, Thief's journal (extracts), 1949. Artist's Writings by Marlene Dumas. Update - Jan Avgikos.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714845845 20160528
Marlene Dumas is celebrated around the world for her highly charged depictions of the human form. In her oil paintings, drawings and watercolours she captures the body in all its states, from pain to pleasure, eroticism to pathos, birth to death. These works often focus on the body as a contested site with regard to issues such as race, pornography and illegal immigration, but they also address such timeless themes as mortality, sexuality and childhood. Above all, they express a boundless faith in the power of painting to communicate complex psychological realities with eloquence and humour. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1953, Dumas has lived in Amsterdam since 1976. Her work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions at museums such as the Tate Gallery in London (1996), the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2001) and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2008). It has also been featured around the world in major group exhibitions such as Documenta (1982, 1992) and biennials in Sydney (1984, 2000), Sao Paulo (1985), Johannesburg (1995), Venice (1995, 2003, 2005) and Shanghai (2000). This revised and expanded edition of her landmark "Phaidon" monograph has been completely redesigned and updated with new essays and full-colour reproductions of recent works. In the Survey chapter, Dutch art critic Dominic van den Boogerd examines Dumas' work in relation to a range of conceptual legacies in depictions of the human figure. For the Interview New York artist Barbara Bloom discusses with Dumas issues ranging from intellectual process to the representation of the self in art. Journalist and former Editor of "Vogue Italia Mariuccia Casadio" looks at the painting Josephine (1997) in the Focus, reflecting on the iconic legacy of its subject, Josephine Baker. For her Artist's Choice Dumas has selected two authors: Oscar Wilde, whose story "The Fisherman and His Soul" inspired the artist's early series of works on the theme of mermaids; and Jean Genet, whose autobiography "Le Journal du Voleur" (1949, translation "Thief's Journal", 1964) finds transgressive beauty in the criminal underworld. Marlene Dumas has often acted as a spokesperson for her work, and Artist's Writings features many seminal texts on her own art as well as meditations on love, religion and politics. Ilaria Bonacossa's "Update" essay provides a complete overview of Dumas' recent paintings and drawings, charting themes in each successive body of work from 1999 to the present. An extensive Chonology, illustrated with snapshots, sketches and ephemera - some never before published - provides a complete overview of Dumas' career to date.
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391 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
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439 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction; 1. Drawings Kneaded in Ink by Antoinette Le Normand-Romain; II. The Extreme Point of Rodin's Work by Christina Buley-Uribe; III. Drawings and Watercolours; Bibliography.
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168 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
  • 1 The Origins of Drawing 7
  • 2 Reasons for Drawing 27
  • 3 Visual Thinking and Visual Language 33
  • 4 Learning to See and Draw 41
  • 5 Proportion and Composition 57
  • 6 Light and Tonal Value 65
  • 7 Three Dimensions into Two Dimensions 73
  • 8 Mark-Making 89
  • 9 Transitions and Visual Relationships 95
  • 10 Materials and Techniques 101
  • 11 Translation and Interpretation 109
  • 12 Time, Change, and Movement 123
  • 13 Selection and Emphasis 129
  • 14 When to Stop 141
  • 15 Visual Fluency 147
  • 16 More Ideas to Explore 152.
Drawing is a language, a necessary skill for anyone who wants to express ideas or feelings in written images. Like all languages, it can be mastered with practice and instruction. Author Keith Micklewright distills a lifetime of hard thinking about drawing, presenting techniques-along with exercises-that help us become fluent at visual communication. The advantage of his approach is that drawing is seen as a flexible form of expression rather than a set of mechanical skills. There is no right way to draw creatively, anymore than there is one style of writing creatively. To drive this point home, Micklewright illustrates the book with marvelous drawings by great artists, from Old Masters to the present, that range from precise portraiture to ecstatic nature studies. There is no other book on the subject that combines such a deep, lucid text with such a generous collection of inspirational art.
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208 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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256 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Sixty of the world's most famous artist's self-portraits are shown in full-page reproductions. Each includes a biography of the artist; an in-depth examination of the portrait details; and how it reflects the artist's personality, ideas, and place in the history of art. These images offer the most intimate glimpses of these great artists' personalities and how they saw themselves.
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413 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 34 cm.
This volume presents the history of portrait painting in the Western world, starting with its roots in ancient art and focusing on its flowering as an autonomous genre beginning in the 15th century. Works feature in the book represent all types of portraiture - individual and group portraits, official and casual settings, subjects both famous and anonymous, renderings of friends, family and the artists themselves. Masters of portraiture - including Van Eyck, Leonardo, Raphael, Hals, Rembrandt, Holbein, Gainsborough, Velasquez, Sargent and many others - are all represented, as a more recent practitioners of the genre such as Picasso, Chuck Close and Gerhard Richter. Nearly 300 major paintings from collections throughout the world are presented in full-page reproductions, while informative details highlight certain aspects of the paintings, providing insight into the painters' techniques.
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70 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 x 30 cm.
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xii, 148 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
  • Foreword
  • List of supplies
  • Glossary of terms
  • The exercises
  • pt. I. The perception of edges
  • Exercise 1. Pre-instruction self-portrait
  • Exercise 2. Pre-instruction drawing of your hand
  • Exercise 3. Pre-instruction drawing of the corner of a room
  • Exercise 4. Warm-up and free drawing
  • Exercise 5. The "vase/faces" drawing
  • Exercise 6. Upside-down drawing
  • Exercise 7. Pure contour drawing
  • Exercise 8. Drawing your hand on the plastic picture plane
  • Exercise 9. Setting a ground
  • Exercise 10. Transferring your hand drawing from picture plane to paper
  • Exercise 11. Drawing your hand holding an object
  • Exercise 12. Drawing a flower
  • Exercise 13. Drawing an orange
  • pt. II. The perception of spaces
  • Exercise 14. Drawing leaves using negative spaces
  • Exercise 15. Drawing a chair in negative space
  • Exercise 16. Drawing a household object
  • Exercise 17. Negative-space drawing of a sports photograph
  • Exercise 18. Negative-space drawing of an actual chair
  • Exercise 19. Copying a master drawing : Man reading the Bible, by Vincent van Gogh
  • pt. III. The perception of relationship
  • Exercise 20. Sighting an open doorway
  • Exercise 21. Sighting a room corner
  • Exercise 22. The knee/foot drawing
  • Exercise 23. Sighting a still life of books on a table
  • Exercise 24. A still life with ellipses
  • Exercise 25. Sighting relationships in a figure drawing
  • Exercise 26. Proportions of the head in profile
  • Exercise 27. Copying a master drawing of a profile portrait
  • Exercise 28. Drawing a profile portrait
  • Exercise 29. Still life with American flag
  • pt. IV. The perception of lights and shadows
  • Exercise 30. Drawing an egg lighted from above
  • Exercise 31. Charlie Chaplin in light and shadow
  • Exercise 32. Proportions of the head in full-face view
  • Exercise 33. Copying a full-face portrait
  • Exercise 34. Drawing your self-portrait in light and shadow
  • pt. V. The perception of the Gestalt
  • Exercise 35. Using ink and brush
  • Exercise 36. An urban landscape drawing
  • Exercise 37. Hatching and crosshatching
  • Exercise 38. A figure drawing in crosshatch
  • Exercise 39. An imaginative drawing based on Leonardo da Vinci's Advice
  • Exercise 40. A four-by-four drawing
  • Some suggests for further study
  • Portfolio and video ordering.
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14. Vincent van Gogh [2002]

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267 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 37 cm.
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548 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 19 cm.
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Book
xxvi, 267 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Self-portraits in ancient times-- the mediaeval reflection -illumination and miniature self-portraits-- the Renaissance - new types of female self-portraits-- mannerism-- the self-portrait and the "Nobil donna"-- the baroque-- power, vision and the self-- the 18th century - transition, travel and international recognition-- the 19th century - education, exhibitions and new opportunities-- the symbolic self - women artists' quest for identity in the 20th century-- contemporary art - journey to the inner self.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859284247 20160527
In this volume, the authors trace the development of women's representation of themselves as artists from antiquity to the present day. Identity and beauty are two of the most difficult and unstable concepts in art history and this account articulates many of the issues related to the portrayal of women's bodies. Arranged chronologically by chapter, each period is described by a specialist author. Beginning with recorded accounts of the work of artists such as Marcia Timarete and Eirene, the authors take their examination through to the present day and the work of Louise Bourgeois, Howardena Pindell and Paula Rego. Self-portraits can disclose fascinating details about the painters' lives, their studios, their education, their ability to travel, and their relationship to past artistic accomplishments. The setting, the posture, the activity of the sitter can all express confidence, or the lack of it, in the artist's own professional status. They are also interventions in contemporary debate on the representation of women and notions of beauty. In the 20th century in particular, the self-portrait becomes a strategic site in which women artists challenge notions of womanhood and beauty.
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17. Hans Hofmann [1998]

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124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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18. Camille Pissarro [1993]

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309 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
Impressionist artist Pissarro's great-grandson Joachim presents the diversity and charm of his ancestor's work in 205 color images and 149 black-and-white photographs. A fresh, engaging look at the genius of an artist ever receptive to new ideas. $75.00 after January 1, 1994.
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19. Seurat [1990]

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215 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
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144 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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