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Atelier Le Tallec: Hand Painted Limoges Porcelain (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Keith Waterbrook-Clyde, Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde
0764317083
March 2003
Hardcover
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Collecting American Paintings
A. Everette James, Jr.
1574324314
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A. Everette James, Jr. SCM, MD A. Everette James, author of North Carolina Art Pottery, 1900 - 1960, has produced an all-new title, this time focusing on collectible American paintings. In this comprehensive book with more than 300 photographs and more than 450 illustrations, he outlines the necessary steps in selecting a painting, authenticating a painting, determining a value, acquiring a painting at auction, and evaluating the condition of a piece. Both major and minor artists are briefly discussed, and overviews of Impressionism, Tonalism, The Aschan School, African-American artists, and Southern Women artists are presented. There are even tips on managing your art collection, the realities of funding and financing, and collecting what you can afford. The beauty of American art is evident in this collector's guide...


Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style
Michael Baxandall
019282144X
June 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
Serving as both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting and as a text on how to interpret social history from the style of pictures in a given historical period, this new edition to Baxandall's pre-eminent scholarly volume examines early Renaissance painting, and explains
how the style of painting in any society reflects the visual skills and habits that evolve out of daily life. Renaissance painting, for example, mirrors the experience of such activities as preaching, dancing, and gauging barrels. The volume includes discussions of a wide variety of painters,
including Filippo Lippi, Fra Angelico, Stefano di Giovanni, Sandro Botticelli, Masaccio, Luca Signorelli, Boccaccio, and countless others. Baxandall also defines and illustrates sixteen concepts used by a contemporary critic of...


Hawthorne on Painting
Charles Webster Hawthorne
048620653X
January 1938
Paperback
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Book Description
Collected from notes taken by students at famous Cape Cod School; hundreds of direct, personal aperçus, ideas, suggestions.


Miniatures: Dictionary and Guide
Daphne Foskett
1851490639
October 1987
Hardcover
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Old Stained Glass for the Home: A Guide for Collectors and Designers (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Douglas Congdon-Martin
0764316842
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Stained glass has long been a part of domestic architecture, but in the late 1800s its popularity spread. In part this was due to new manufacturing techniques and distribution networks, but also caught the imagination of Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Arts and Crafts designers around the world. Here are over 350 examples of architectural stained glass. They span several countries and many years. The styles range from Victorian intricacy to the geometry of the Prairie School. The book includes etched glass and beveled constructions, in addition to the color leaded windows. Each piece is illustrated in color, with dimensions and current market values. Today stained glass, both old and new, is once agan finding its way into the home. It makes a delightful accent in a transom or a glorious complete wall. This book will help...


Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork
Jerry Garcia (Artist)
1560257555
September 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
An innovative and prolific musician, Jerry Garcia was the driving force behind that legendary band from the Haight-Ashbury scene of the 1960s, the Grateful Dead. It was a full-time job, as represented by 30-odd years spent touring. Turns out, Garcia also was a skilled visual artist. Now comes this collection featuring reproductions of his work and lending new insight into his boundless creativity. Garcia began drawing and painting while in high school. He dabbled in different mediums, and the book is divided into four categories: drawings, watercolors, acrylics, and digital. Interspersed are essays written by significant cultural figures and his closest friends. Particularly impressive are Garcia's line drawings (including fun caricatures), and much of his work in all media retains the graceful fluidity of an expressive...


Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork
Jerry Garcia (Artist)
0760796017
October 2005
Hardcover
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Will H. Bradley : American Artist in Print: A Collector's Guide
Robert Koch
1555952240
January 25, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive book brings together all of Will H. Bradley's finest printed oeuvre in a single volume. Nearly 200 illustrations reveal his fertile imagination, incomparable sense of design, and unmatched wedding of art and typography.


Stained Glass Windows And Doors: Antique Gems for Today's Homes
Douglas Congdon-Martin
0764322761
January 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Around the turn of the 20th century it became fashionable for homes to include decorative panels of stained glass in their windows and doors. They ranged from small eyelid windows or transoms over a doorway to massive walls of double-hung windows. In any size they introduced a warm glow of color to the interiors and an artistic tflare to the architecture. Today stained glass is being rediscovered. Antique windows and doors are sought after by collectors and decorators, and contemporary glass artists are reviving the craft. This book demonstrates the wide range of glass that is available in the market. For the artisan it gives a context to their work and provides them with ideas and techniques to expand their repertoire. Over 500 color pictures show the artistry and craftsmanship of antique windows and doors from...


Waking the Princess
Susan King
0451208838
September 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
An ancient Scottish legend about a beautiful maiden asleep in a rose bower and the laird of Dundrennan, for whom true love can have tragic consequences, plays out in the second installment of King's Victorian-era trilogy (following Taming the Heiress). When Sir Aedan MacBride of Dundrennan discovers historic ruins on his land, he's forced to notify the National Museum. The museum sends prim, bespectacled antiquarian Christina Blackburn, the model from Sir Aedan's most treasured painting. Since the revealing portrait reminds Christina of unhappy times with her late husband, she buries herself in her quest to unearth the ruins, which may be remnants of an early Pictish civilization. The past has made Christina close her heart to love, and the legend has made Aedan leery of it, but still the two are drawn to each...


Faces of Impressionism : Portraits from American Collections
Sona Johnston
0847822109
October 29, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book accompanies the first major exhibition to focus exclusively on the portraits made by the Impressionist masters and their immediate predecessors. Breaking free from portraiture's conventions, the Impressionists expanded the notion of a portrait to reflect not only an individual's appearance but also his or her everyday surroundings. From traditional, tightly rendered likenesses to light-filled, loosely brushed paintings, the works in this volume depict a variety of subjects: friends, family members, patrons, public figures, and the artists themselves. Reproduced are key works by fourteen pivotal figures including Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which reveal the astonishing...


Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork
Jerry Garcia (Artist)
1560257911
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
An innovative and prolific musician, Jerry Garcia was the driving force behind that legendary band from the Haight-Ashbury scene of the 1960s, the Grateful Dead. It was a full-time job, as represented by 30-odd years spent touring. Turns out, Garcia also was a skilled visual artist. Now comes this collection featuring reproductions of his work and lending new insight into his boundless creativity. Garcia began drawing and painting while in high school. He dabbled in different mediums, and the book is divided into four categories: drawings, watercolors, acrylics, and digital. Interspersed are essays written by significant cultural figures and his closest friends. Particularly impressive are Garcia's line drawings (including fun caricatures), and much of his work in all media retains the graceful fluidity of an expressive...


Collecting in the Gilded Age: Art Patronage in Pittsburgh, 1890-1910
Gabriel P. Weisberg, et al
1881403033
May 1997
Hardcover
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Blood on the Wood
Gillian Linscott
0641659520

Hardcover
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Let's Rock!: Rock Painting for Kids (Craft Series)
Linda Kranz
1559718706
June 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-6-Lively writing, colorful photos, and bright borders make this craft book particularly inviting. The author begins with an explanation of the types of paint and rocks best used for these projects, as well as general techniques for transferring designs and painting. Then the real fun begins with step-by-step, well-illustrated directions for decorating small, flat stones with flowers, animals, heart shapes, sports motifs, foods, places, holiday designs, and more. Kranz suggests using the finished items as gifts, which young children, perennially in search of inexpensive presents, will appreciate. The last eight pages are devoted to line art for each of the featured designs. These small pictures can be photocopied and used as guides for painting. By providing hours of creative entertainment at little...


Ocean Liner Postcards in Marine Art
Robert Wall
1851492755
September 10, 1998
Hardcover
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The Tattoo History: A Source Book
Steve Gilbert
1890451061
March 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Body piercing and tattooing have seen a resurgence in America in the last decade. Sometimes referred to as an aspect of the "new tribalism," body arts harkens to practices usually associated with so-called primitive societies. Medical illustrator, writer, and part-time tattoo artist Gilbert seeks to explore the historical depth and aesthetic variations of tattoos as permanent body decoration. The text consists mostly of excerpts from the works of anthropologists, explorers, physicians, artists, and others and dates from Greek and Roman times to the present. The organization can be confusing, but Gilbert provides contextual essays for individual chapters, which are arranged primarily geographically, with the deepest coverage on Oceania, Japan, and Europe/America. The illustrations, ranging from crude line drawings...


Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings
David Coombs
0762420812
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
After Churchill was forced to resign from the WWI British government in 1915 at the age of 40, he took up oils and dived almost completely into painting. Sir Winston certainly didn’t experiment much beyond shifting subject matters, but the "painting muse" that supposedly carried him out of his retirement depression seems to have been an overwhelming, transcendent influence on his later years. Published with the full cooperation of Churchill’s family, this impressive 9" x 12" book offers a large-scale retrospective of the grand statesman’s paintings. Its 500 full-color and black and white reproductions and photos are displayed smoothly throughout the glossy pages and described by precisely detailed captions. Coombs, former editor of The Antique Collector and a lifetime fellow at the Royal Society of...


American Painted Porcelain: Collector's Identification & Value Guide
Dorothy Kamm
0891457569
September 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Collectors and dealers are only recently becoming aware of the history, beauty, and potential value of American painted porcelain. Unlike European porcelain, American porcelain can be readily acquired in all price ranges, allowing people with various budgets to collect these art treasures. Over 20,000 American artists decorated porcelain, yet American Painted Porcelain is the first reference guide on their work. This book, with over 200 full-color photos plus marks and signatures, will help you distinguish between European and American, mass-produced, decal-decorated, and hand-painted pieces. Simple identification method; establishes a dating system; gives tips on investing and how to build, catalog, and research a collection; gives a listing of historical homes, societies, and museums with significant American...

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