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This is the most thorough and detailed monograph on the artwork of Raymond Jonson. He is one of many artists of the first half of the twentieth-century who demonstrate the richness and diversity of an under-appreciated period in the history of American art. Visualizing the spiritual was one of the fundamental goals of early abstract painting in the years before and during World War I. Artists turned to alternative spirituality, the... more...

In the era of the Anthropocene, artists and scientists are facing a new paradigm in their attempts to represent nature. Seven chapters, which focus on art from 1780 to the present that engages with Nordic landscapes, argue that a number of artists in this period work in the intersection between art, science, and media technologies to examine the human impact on these landscapes and question the blurred boundaries between nature and the... more...

This is a book for anyone interested in wildlife, for art lovers, for tourists wanting a memento of their holiday, for everyone who loves the west coast of Scotland. It depicts a year in the life of Oronsay, a remote island that is farmed by the RSPB for the benefit of wildlife, and follows artist Jane Smith, as she attempts to portray the interactions of wildlife, farm animals and human inhabitants. A humorous, firsthand, personal view... more...

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of Pharos, and was the remarkable Lighthouse of Alexandria; however, it seems that volcanoes like Stromboli and its frequent eruptions were possibly at the origin of this invention, as the fires guided boats to their... more...

This vibrant and entrancing book invites readers on a journey around the world. Artist and globetrotter Shirin Sahba celebrates the diversity of people, places, and traditions, and revels in the joy of the journey itself. In exquisitely detailed paintings, she captures fleeting moments and small treasures—a brightly colored sari fluttering in the breeze, a mother and child enjoying gelatos on a hot Italian day, the mesmerizing pattern of an antique... more...


Outlines the basic techniques for the watercolor painting of landscapes and discusses how to paint woodland, mountain, coastal, and moorland farms with watercolors

Following a historical overview of still life, the author gives advice on painting materials and studio set-up. Proportion and perspective are covered as are principles of content, theme and mood, together with demonstrations on how to create a variety of still life compositions.

This book takes readers through the fundamental concepts and techniques necessary for painting the natural world. It presents a practical information and advice for both beginners and more experienced painters, and will help them develop their knowledge and skill both in the studio and also when working en plein-air. From initial planning through to finished paintings, artists are shown how to tackle this vast and exciting subject.

20 artists share their techniques of still life painting in a variety of mediums, including exercises and demonstrations by Jan Kunz, Doug Dawson, Ted Goerschner, Joyce Pike and others.

Complemented by hundreds of dynamic animal photographs, this photographic reference is divided into six sections according to various types of animals--including hoofed mamals, carnivorous mammals, small mammals, aquatic wildlife, African wildlife, and Indian wildlife--all featured in their natural habitats and photographed from different angles, as well as step-by-step demonstrations and handy tips. Original.