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Mouse Muse
Mouse Muse
Written by Lorna Owen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933940
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Mouse Muse
The Mouse in Art
Written by Lorna Owen


Format: Hardcover, 168 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $35.00

A beautifully designed introduction to art history by way of artworks that feature the mouse—from the ancient world to drawings by Picasso, Disney, and Art Spiegelman.
 
Across centuries and civilizations, artists have used the mouse—the planet’s most common mammal after us—to illustrate our myths and beliefs. Mice have appeared as... Read more >
A Painter's Progress
A Painter's Progress
Written by David Dawson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385354080
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A Painter's Progress
A Portrait of Lucian Freud
Written by David Dawson


Format: Hardcover, 276 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $65.00

For nearly twenty years David Dawson was Lucian Freud’s assistant, companion, and model. Freud moved in rarefied, powerful circles and was tenacious about protecting his privacy. He also carefully avoided distraction. With few exceptions, he wanted only those he knew well, like the late Bruce Bernard, to photograph him. David Dawson... Read more >
Draw-A-Saurus
Draw-A-Saurus
Written by James Silvani
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385345804
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Draw-A-Saurus
Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs
Written by James Silvani


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $18.99

This in-depth yet accessible dinosaur drawing guide combines humor, creativity, and the latest dino research to show artists young and old how to breathe life into drawings of their prehistoric favorites. 

Prehistoric Pencil Power!
Even though they lived some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles continue to rule today... Read more >
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Draw-A-Saurus
Draw-A-Saurus
Written by James Silvani
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385345811
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Draw-A-Saurus
Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs
Written by James Silvani


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $12.99

This in-depth yet accessible dinosaur drawing guide combines humor, creativity, and the latest dino research to show artists young and old how to breathe life into drawings of their prehistoric favorites. 

Prehistoric Pencil Power!
Even though they lived some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles continue to rule today... Read more >
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The Dinner Party
Restoring Women to History
Written by Judy Chicago
Contribution by Jane F. Gerhard
Foreword by Arnold L. Lehman


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $24.95

The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago’s feminist art masterpiece, The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum, and an introduction to outstanding women in history.
 
Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women’s history to light on the national stage when it was completed in 1979. Published... Read more >
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Delirious New York
A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Written by Rem Koolhaas


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $19.95

Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city... Read more >
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The Astonishing Works of John Altoon
The Astonishing Works of John Altoon
Written by Tim Nye, Contribution by Robert Creeley, Walter Hopps and Dr. Milton Wexler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933865
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The Astonishing Works of John Altoon

Written by Tim Nye
Contribution by Robert Creeley, Walter Hopps and Dr. Milton Wexler


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $75.00

A beautifully produced monograph devoted to the paintings and drawings of John Altoon, a central figure in the Los Angeles art scene of the 1950s and 1960s.
 
Haunting and erotic, Altoon’s colorful paintings and intimate drawings capture a magical moment in postwar California, between the Beat Generation and the... Read more >
The Dinner Party
The Dinner Party
Written by Judy Chicago, Contribution by Jane F. Gerhard, Foreword by Arnold L. Lehman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933896
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The Dinner Party
Restoring Women to History
Written by Judy Chicago
Contribution by Jane F. Gerhard
Foreword by Arnold L. Lehman


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $45.00

The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago’s feminist art masterpiece, The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum, and an introduction to outstanding women in history.
 
Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women’s history to light on the national stage when it... Read more >
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Correspondences
Correspondences
Written by Anne Michaels, Illustrated by Bernice Eisenstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307962492
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Correspondences
A poem and portraits
Written by Anne Michaels
Illustrated by Bernice Eisenstein


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $35.00

A rare and beautifully produced "accordion" book by renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein that will cause a stir for both its form and its content.

Anne Michaels's resonant book-length poem--which unfolds on one side of the pages of this accordion book--ranges from the universal... Read more >
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Correspondences
Correspondences
Written by Anne Michaels, Illustrated by Bernice Eisenstein
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962515
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Correspondences
A poem and portraits
Written by Anne Michaels
Illustrated by Bernice Eisenstein


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $17.99

A rare and beautifully produced "accordion" book by renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein that will cause a stir for both its form and its content.

Anne Michaels's resonant book-length poem--which unfolds on one side of the pages of this accordion book--ranges from the universal... Read more >
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The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head
The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head
Written by William Maughan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770434731
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The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Written by William Maughan


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2013
Price: $14.99

In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance.

Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old... Read more >
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Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy
Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy
Written by Christopher Hart
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770434700
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Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2013
Price: $14.99

From head to toe, the human form, in all its complexities, is visually simplified to such a degree in this remarkable workbook that even complete beginners will soon be able to draw accurate, well-proportioned faces and figures every time they try.

Avoiding complex charts of muscles and bones that are more... Read more >
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Drawing Animals Made Amazingly Easy
Drawing Animals Made Amazingly Easy
Written by Christopher Hart
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770434717
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Drawing Animals Made Amazingly Easy

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $12.99

Christopher Hart, America’s best-selling author of art instruction books, tosses all that aside to make drawing animals truly amazingly easy, by simplifying animal anatomy so that artists can get the poses they really want. What does that animal look like as it moves, bends, twists, jumps, runs? Simplified skeletons and an... Read more >
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Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures
Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures
Written by J.C. Amberlyn
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780823085613
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Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures

Written by J.C. Amberlyn


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $12.99

Learn the Tricks of the Trade for Drawing Irresistibly Cute Manga-Style Animals and Chibis! The world of manga is filled with strange creatures and adorable sidekicks. Just about every manga hero and heroine has an animal mascot, and all the most popular ones have a cute "chibi" form. This book teaches aspiring... Read more >
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
Written by J.C. Amberlyn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780823014231
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets
Written by J.C. Amberlyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $24.99

In this step-by-step how-to guide to creating classic portraits of animals in pencil and pen-and-ink, artist J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of pets and other familiar domestic creatures with her beautiful, detailed drawing style. Covering a variety of animals from dogs and cats to barnyard critters like cows and sheep and... Read more >
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
Written by J.C. Amberlyn
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ISBN: 9780823014248
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets
Written by J.C. Amberlyn


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $14.99

In this step-by-step how-to guide to creating classic portraits of animals in pencil and pen-and-ink, artist J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of pets and other familiar domestic creatures with her beautiful, detailed drawing style. Covering a variety of animals from dogs and cats to barnyard critters like cows and sheep and... Read more >
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Young Artists Draw Animals
Young Artists Draw Animals
Written by Christopher Hart
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780823007196
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Young Artists Draw Animals

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $9.99

Do You Love Animals? Now you can learn to draw them on your own!
 
This book has everything that the animal-loving artist needs! To get started, you’ll learn how to draw animals’ basic head and body shapes . . . and that’s just the beginning! Over 100 different animals from around the... Read more >
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Young Artists Draw Animals
Young Artists Draw Animals
Written by Christopher Hart
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ISBN: 9780823007189
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Young Artists Draw Animals

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $14.99

Do You Love Animals? Now you can learn to draw them on your own!
 
This book has everything that the animal-loving artist needs! To get started, you’ll learn how to draw animals’ basic head and body shapes . . . and that’s just the beginning! Over 100 different animals from around the... Read more >
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure
The Artist's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure
Written by Michael Massen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780823001194
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure
A Complete Resource on Rendering Clothing and Drapery
Written by Michael Massen


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $35.00

In order to effectively draw clothing and drapery, an artist must recognize the basic shapes of clothing and how the principles of physics act upon those shapes.
            Beginning with the basic shapes of clothing and the anatomy of folds, and progressing to final rendering techniques of both sculpted and loose... Read more >
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure
The Artist's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure
Written by Michael Massen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780823001200
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure
A Complete Resource on Rendering Clothing and Drapery
Written by Michael Massen


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $20.99

In order to effectively draw clothing and drapery, an artist must recognize the basic shapes of clothing and how the principles of physics act upon those shapes.
            Beginning with the basic shapes of clothing and the anatomy of folds, and progressing to final rendering techniques of both sculpted and loose... Read more >
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Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor
Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor
Written by Mary Whyte
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780823026784
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Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

Written by Mary Whyte


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

Using clear and concise language and in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, author and renowned artist Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists through the entire painting process, from selecting materials to fundamental techniques to working with models. Going beyond the practical application of techniques, Whyte helps new artists learn to capture not just... Read more >
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Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor
Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor
Written by Mary Whyte
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ISBN: 9780823026739
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Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

Written by Mary Whyte


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $24.99

Using clear and concise language and in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, author and renowned artist Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists through the entire painting process, from selecting materials to fundamental techniques to working with models. Going beyond the practical application of techniques, Whyte helps new artists capture not just the model's... Read more >
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Landscape Painting
Landscape Painting
Written by Mitchell Albala
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780823008346
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Landscape Painting
Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice
Written by Mitchell Albala


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $20.99

Because nature is so expansive and complex, so varied in its range of light, landscape painters often have to look further and more deeply to find form and structure, value patterns, and an organized arrangement of shapes. In Landscape Painting, Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur... Read more >
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Facial Expressions
Facial Expressions
Written by Mark Simon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780823008315
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Facial Expressions
A Visual Reference for Artists
Written by Mark Simon


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2011
Price: $16.99

All artists are tired of persuading their nearest and dearest to look sad…look glad…look mad…madder…no, even madder…okay, hold it. For those artists (and their long-suffering friends), here is the best book ever. Facial Expressions includes more than 2,500 photographs of 50 faces—men and women of a variety of ages, shapes, sizes... Read more >
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Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist
Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist
Written by Christopher Hart
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780823082278
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Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist

Written by Christopher Hart


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $14.99

Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It!

You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible... Read more >
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