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The Age of Insight
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Written by Eric Kandel

Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6871-5 (1-4000-6871-1)

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to... Read more >
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Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
Written by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward

Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-299-7 (1-58834-299-9)

*2011 ALA Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award
*An Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 — Choice Magazine

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture is the companion book to the first major museum exhibition in American history to focus on lesbian and gay art and culture from the late nineteenth century to the present... Read more >

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Experimental Drawing, 30th Anniversary Edition
Creative Exercises Illustrated by Old and New Masters
Written by Robert Kaupelis

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: August 1, 1992
Price: $23.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-1622-8 (0-8230-1622-6)

Stimulating exercises to help beginner to advanced students push the boundaries of traditional drawing.

As with most art forms, it's best to comprehend traditional drawing techniques before you break the rules. But once you've mastered the basics, you may find that you gravitate to more abstract ways of rendering everything from still... Read more >

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Artists in Love
From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude, A Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships
Written by Veronica Kavass

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-59962-113-5 (1-59962-113-4)

For centuries, great artists have been drawn together in friendship and in love. In Artists in Love, curator and writer Veronica Kavass delves into the passionate and creative underpinnings of the art world’s most provocative romances. From Picasso and Francoise Gilot to Lee Miler and Man Ray to Saul Steinberg and... Read more >

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Then Again

Written by Diane Keaton
Contribution by Anna Quindlen

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8095-0 (0-8129-8095-6)

Janet Maslin, The New York Times • People • Vogue

Financial Times • Chicago Sun-Times
The Independent •
The Sunday Business Post

Mom loved adages, quotes, slogans. There were always little reminders pasted on... Read more >

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The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management, 3rd Edition
Traditional and New Methods for Running a Show from First Rehearsal to Last Performance
Written by Thomas A. Kelly

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Back Stage Books
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-9802-6 (0-8230-9802-8)

The Most Widely Used Manual For Aspiring And Veteran Stage Managers - Now Revised and Expanded

The next best thing to shadowing a Broadway stage manager, this detailed, behind-the-scenes book as been brought completely up to date. First published in 1991, it is widely used and has been lauded as the most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Become a Video Game Artist
The Insider's Guide to Landing a Job in the Gaming World
Written by Sam R. Kennedy

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $21.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-0809-4 (0-8230-0809-6)

Every year video games generate billions of dollars and some of the most dynamic and engaging artwork today. It’s an ever-growing field that holds great professional opportunity, but you need the right skills and savvy if you want to stake your claim. In How to Become a Video Game Artist, veteran... Read more >
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Opera and the Morbidity of Music

Written by Joseph Kerman

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-265-0 (1-59017-265-5)

The death of classical music, the distinguished critic and musicologist Joseph Kerman declares, is “a tired, vacuous concept that will not die.” In this wide-ranging collection of essays and reviews, Kerman examines the ongoing vitality of the classical music tradition, from the days of Guillaume Dufay, John Taverner, and William Byrd... Read more >

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Andre Kertesz
Paris, Autumn 1963
Written by Andre Kertesz
Introduction by Matthieu Rivallin

Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Publisher: Flammarion
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-2-08-020155-3 (2-08-020155-7)

A previously unpublished body of work from the late, great photographer André Kertész, featuring a collection of photographs that capture the ephemeral beauty of Paris in 1963. André Kertész, a master photographer of the twentieth century, was a pioneer in photographic composition and photojournalism who gained critical acclaim for his image... Read more >

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Journey to the Abyss

Written by Harry Kessler
Edited by Laird Easton

Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27843-2 (0-307-27843-3)

These fascinating, never-before-published early diaries of Count Harry Kessler—patron, museum director, publisher, cultural critic, soldier, secret agent, and diplomat—present a sweeping panorama of the arts and politics of Belle Époque Europe, a glittering world poised to be changed irrevocably by the Great War. Kessler’s immersion in the new art and literature... Read more >
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Invisible Eve

Written by Yousef Khanfar

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4110-3 (0-8478-4110-3)

A collection of powerful images and messages of women incarcerated, taken by award-winning photographer Yousef Khanfar, showing us humanity and hope behind the dark corridors. In Invisible Eve, award-winning photographer and writer Yousef Khanfar, in his lifelong search for the essence of humanity, goes behind prison walls, where women convicted of... Read more >

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I Live Here

Written by Mia Kirshner, J.B. MacKinnon, Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42478-6 (0-375-42478-4)

I Live Here is a paper documentary–an intimate journey to humanitarian crises in four corners of the world: war in Chechnya, ethnic cleansing in Burma, globalization in Mexico, and AIDS in Malawi.


I Live Here is a visually stunning narrative — told through journals, stories, images, and graphic novellas — in... Read more >

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Here We Are

Written by Panos Kokkinias
Contribution by Regis Durand, Alexandra Moschovi and Susan Kismaric

Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-1-57687-574-2 (1-57687-574-1)

Here We Are is an anthology of Panos Kokkinias’ widely exhibited fine-art photography, from 1994 through 2007. The monograph consists of four sections, each representing different bodies of work linked by a common theme: Kokkinias’ personal, ongoing obsession with existential subject matter.

Home (1994-1995), was produced during a difficult personal period... Read more >

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Problem Solving for Oil Painters
Recognizing What's Gone Wrong and How to Make it Right
Written by Gregg Kreutz

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: April 1, 1997
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-4097-1 (0-8230-4097-6)

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Albert Speer
Architecture 1932-1942
Written by Leon Krier
Preface by Robert A. M. Stern

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-58093-354-4 (1-58093-354-8)

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Ralph Lauren

Written by Ralph Lauren
Edited by Mary Randolph Carter

Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3743-4 (0-8478-3743-2)

The landmark volume celebrating the life and work of Ralph Lauren

Unlike many designers, Ralph Lauren is not known for a single signature look, but rather for his sweeping dreams of American living. Over the course of his career, the images of luxury, adventure, and beauty that he created have come to... Read more >

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Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes
From the Legendary Co-creator of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man
Written by Stan Lee
Illustrated by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Alex Ross and John Buscema

Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-9845-3 (0-8230-9845-1)

The third installment in comics icon Stan Lee's series showing readers how to draw some of the most dynamic superheroes of all time.

Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers all share a common trait -- these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Oil Painting Techniques
Learn How to Master Oil Painting Working Techniques to Create your Own Successful Paintings
Edited by David Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: October 1, 1983
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-3261-7 (0-8230-3261-2)

Do you want to become more confident handling an oil brush? How about developing your skill in manipulating and mixing oil colors? This volume, filled with the experience and techniques of ten of today's finest oil painters, shows you how to discover and paint your own successful paintings, covering everything from... Read more >

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Pencil Drawing Techniques

Edited by David Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: April 1, 1984
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-3991-3 (0-8230-3991-9)

Pencil Drawing Techniques brings together six of today's best artists, creating a key guide for the artist who wants to develop his or her pencil drawing abilities

The artists show you how to develop your skill and ability in handling pencil technique. Ferdinand Petrie shows you how to handle pencils and produce... Read more >

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Digital Art Studio
Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials
Written by Bonny Lhotka, Dorothy Simpson Krause and Karin Schminke

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: August 1, 2004
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-8230-1342-5 (0-8230-1342-1)

Utilizing the combined experience of three traditional artists turned digital imaging pioneers, Digital Art Studio champions combining traditional art techniques with digital media. From their unique position as artists, educators, and technology consultants, the authors provide a wide range of ways to integrate digital processes, using them in unusual and challenging... Read more >

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Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Working Lives of Documentary Photographers
Written by Ken Light

Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-298-0 (1-58834-298-0)

*An Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 — Choice Magazine

This updated classic addresses the effects of the digital age on documentary photography and includes a new section on fieldwork.

Building on the traditions and passions of their predecessors, today’s documentary photographers are devising new strategies to address the obstacles and opportunities created by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Digital Art Revolution
Creating Fine Art with Photoshop
Written by Scott Ligon

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $29.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-9536-0 (0-8230-9536-3)

There’s no question that applications like Photoshop have changed the art world forever. Master digital artists already use these tools to create masterpieces that stretch the limits of the imagination—but you don’t have to be a master to create your own digital art.

Whether you’re a beginner who’s never picked up... Read more >
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Figure Drawing

Written by Andrew Loomis

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-0-85768-098-3 (0-85768-098-6)

The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.

His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan’s program of facsimile editions, returning these... Read more >

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The Zen of Creativity
Cultivating Your Artistic Life
Written by John Daido Loori

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-46633-4 (0-345-46633-0)

The Zen of Creativity, American Zen master John Daido Loori presents a book that taps the principles of the Zen arts and aesthetic as a means to unlock creativity and find freedom in the various dimensions of our existence. Loori dissolves the barriers between art and spirituality, opening up the possibility... Read more >
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Foundations in Comic Book Art
SCAD Creative Essentials (Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Sequential Artists)
Written by John Paul Lowe

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3696-4 (0-7704-3696-X)

A comprehensive guide to creating and developing comic book and graphic novel art, from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction.

Artists seeking a way to break into the exciting world of sequential art first need to master the tools, techniques, and... Read more >
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