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Beloved author Josie Iselin's collaged images of the treasures we live with as reminders of the beachfrom sea glass to driftwood, shells to stonesevoke the timeless elements of sand, ocean, and refreshing sea air. In her writings, Iselin shares thoughts on the varied ways we experience the beach while also providing fascinating insights into the scientific ecosystem of the ocean, such as how the oyster constructs its shell and the ways in which algae... more...

'The great purpose of landscape art is to make us at home in our own country' was the nationalist maxim motivating the Group of Seven's artistic project. The empty landscape paintings of the Group played a significant role in the nationalization of nature in Canada, particularly in the development of ideas about northernness, wilderness, and identity. In this book, John O'Brian and Peter White pick up where the Group of Seven left off. They demonstrate... more...

Push Color Beyond the Ordinary Let go of what you see, and paint what you feel! Brilliant Color reveals a new way of thinking about color, empowering you to push the envelope beyond ordinary realism into bold landscapes full of life and energy. The transformation begins by learning to see color as value. Starting with short demos featuring diagrams, color wheels and side-by-side visual comparisons,... more...

 "[a] fascinating and indispensable book."—Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Carleton Watkins (1829–1916) is widely considered the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century and arguably the most influential artist of his era. He is best known for his pictures of Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias.   Watkins made his first trip to Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove... more...



In the last years of his life, Paul Cezanne produced a stunning series of watercolours, many of them still lifes. Still Life with Blue Pot is one of these late masterpieces; it is now in the collection of the Getty Museum. In Cezanne in the Studio: Still Life in Watercolors, Carol Armstrong places this great painting within the context of Cezanne's artistic and psychological development and of the history of the genre of still life in France. Still... more...

This is a provocative essay of reflections on traditional mainstream scholarship on Chinese art as done by towering figures in the field such as James Cahill and Wen Fong. James Elkins offers an engaging and accessible survey of his personal journey encountering and interpreting Chinese art through Western scholars' writings. He argues that the search for optimal comparisons is itself a modern, Western interest, and that art history as a discipline is... more...

Minimum stroke - maximum effect Learn how to make each brushstroke count when painting classically beautiful landscapes using a combination of traditional and modern watercolor techniques. Master artist and teacher Lian Quan Zhen shows how to blend Eastern and Western art theories, materials and techniques to create landscapes with graceful simplicity. Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolor... more...

"Learn to Paint - Coastal Landscapes" is a new title in the best-selling Collins "Learn to Paint" series. It features many step-by-step exercises and demonstration paintings of seascapes in watercolour, oils and pastels. Ray Balkwill is a popular artist and well-respected teacher, whose speciality is painting seascapes, estuaries, boats and harbours. In this book he demonstrates all the necessary techniques for painting successful coastal landscapes... more...

Make your landscape paintings more adventurous with these mixed-media techniques! Popular artist and teacher Soraya French encourages her students to broaden their horizons, and here she gives painters the tools they need to experiment with exciting combinations of acrylics, pastels, and collage. The book is divided into the four seasons, and the particular colors, shapes, patterns, and textures associated with each one; it also... more...