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Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

By: Arnheim, Rudolf

Price: $42.44

Publisher: University of California Press: 2004-11-08

Edition: 50

Seller ID: 9780520243835


Since its publication fifty years ago, this work has established itself as a classic. It casts the visual process in psychological terms and describes the creative way one's eye organizes visual material according to specific psychological premises. In 1974 this book was revised and expanded, and since then it has continued to burnish Rudolf Arnheim's reputation as a groundbreaking theoretician in the fields of art and psychology. View more info

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Coptic Monasteries: Egypt's Monastic Art and Architecture

By: Gabra, Gawdat; Vivian, Tim [Introduction]

Price: $27.84

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press: 2010-10-15

Seller ID: 9789774246913


Egypt, the birthplace of communal monasticism, has a rich store of monasteries and monastic art. Coptic Monasteries takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of these ancient religious centers, documenting in exhaustive detail the richness and the glory of the Coptic heritage.An informative introduction by Tim Vivian brings to life the early Christian era, with background information on the origins of the Coptic Church as well as its rites and... View more info

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Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

By: Jamison, Kay Redfield

Price: $16.23

Publisher: Free Press: 1996-10-18

Seller ID: 9780684831831


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Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo

By: Marie-Pierre Colle; Guadalupe Rivera

Price: $34.61

Publisher: Clarkson Potter: 1994-09-20

Seller ID: 9780517592359


In the tradition of the best-selling Monet's Table, Frida's Fiestas is a personal account in words and pictures of many important and happy events in the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and a scrapbook, assembled by her stepdaughter, of recipes for more than 100 dishes that Frida served to family and friends with her characteristic enthusiasm for all the pleasures of life. Full-color photographs. View more info

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The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China

By: O'Connor, Jane

Price: $17.13

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers: 2002-04-15

Seller ID: 9780670035120


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Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays

By: Paglia, Camille

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Vintage: 1992-09-08

Seller ID: 9780679741015


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Kiki Smith

By: Posner, Helaine; Lyon, Christopher [Contributor]

Price: $48.51

Publisher: The Monacelli Press: 2005-11-17

Seller ID: 9781580931618


Through her explorations of the human body and the natural world, internationally acclaimed artist Kiki Smith has confronted the most urgent social and spiritual issues of our day. Direct and accessible, Smith's expressive art engages social and cultural issues in a sometimes viscerally disturbing way. In her recent work, Smith has extended these themes, incorporating rites of passage and cycles of life, death, and rebirth through an iconography of animal, human, and fai... View more info

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Art: A Play

By: Reza, Yasmina; Hampton, Christopher [Translator]

Price: $10.45

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1997-03-06

Seller ID: 9780571190140


The Tony Award-winning play that focuses on the meaning of art (in the form of a solid white painting) as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who come to see it." View more info

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Purple (Colors Books)

By: Schuette, Sarah L.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Capstone Press: 2002-09-01

Seller ID: 9780736814706


Bright, bold photography, easy-to-read text, hands-on activities make this series of concept books on colors a welcome addition to any library. These books are designed for young readers to enjoy reading alone or along with a teacher or parent. Two reading levels of information are provided to make the experience fun for everyone. This series explores and supports the standards "Language Arts," "Science," and "Mathematics," as recommended by Content Knowledge: A Compendi... View more info

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Leonardo da Vinci

By: Stanley, Diane; Stanley, Diane [Illustrator]

Price: $7.28

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2000-08-22

Seller ID: 9780688161552


An unwanted child. A brilliant genius.Born in 1452 to a peasant woman and a country gentleman, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most amazing people who ever lived. He grew up to be a great painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and inventor.As a boy, Leonardo was apprenticed to a famous artist. But he quickly became more skillful than his teacher, and his passionate interests went far beyond art. Fascinated with the human body, he carried out his own experimen... View more info

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Young at Art: Teaching Toddlers Self-Expression, Problem-Solving Skills, and an Appreciation for Art

By: Striker, Susan

Price: $20.72

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks: 2001-10-11

Seller ID: 9780805066975


From the creator of the bestselling "Anti-Coloring Book" series with more than 600,000 copies sold, a new parenting guide to encouraging creativity in preschool-age children "Young at Art "is the first and only comprehensive book for the general audience about the nature, value and impact of art on very young children. Directed towards parents and educators of one to five year olds, Susan Striker explains why children's art is not a frill, but the very foundation upo... View more info

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Clothes in Colonial America (Welcome Books: Colonial America (Paperback))

By: Thomas, Mark

Price: $5.45

Publisher: Childrens Pr: 2002-04-01

Seller ID: 9780516234908


Emergent-reader nonfiction takes on a whole new face Consistent print placement, predictable text patterns and strong picture clues make this series ideal for emergent readers. View more info

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Grant Wood (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

By: Venezia, Mike

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Childrens Pr: 1996-03-01

Seller ID: 9780516422848


Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books. View more info

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Paul Klee (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

By: Venezia, Mike

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Childrens Pr: 1991-10-01

Seller ID: 9780516422947


Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books. View more info

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Andy Warhol (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

By: Venezia, Mike

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Childrens Pr: 1997-03-01

Seller ID: 9780516260754


Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books. View more info

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Georges Seurat (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

By: Venezia, Mike

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Childrens Pr: 2003-03-01

Seller ID: 9780516278131


Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books.Were his brilliant paintings a trick of the eye or a stroke of genius? Get to know the life and work of Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat -- inventor of Pointillism. View more info

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Jackson Pollock (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

By: Venezia, Mike

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Childrens Pr: 1994-09-01

Seller ID: 9780516422985


Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books. View more info

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Marc Chagall (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

By: Venezia, Mike

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Childrens Pr: 2000-09-01

Seller ID: 9780516270418


Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books. View more info

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Jacob Lawrence (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists (Paperback))

By: Venezia, Mike

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Children's Press(CT): 2000-03-01

Seller ID: 9780516265339


Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of actual paintings, give children a light yet realistic overview of each artist's life and style in these fun and educational books. View more info

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Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser's Design Revolution

By: Whiteway, Michael

Price: $41.05

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum: 2004-03-01

Seller ID: 9780810966581


Christopher Dresser (18341904) was the first industrial designer of the modern era. A true radical, he favored form over ornament, and his stylish, spare, and astonishingly modern designs contrast sharply with the highly ornate work of his Victorian contemporaries. Believing that good design could be popularized through industry, Dresser worked with more than 50 manufacturers to produce an enormous variety of reasonably priced, widely available consumer products. This bo... View more info