Category: History & Theory | Reading Level: good
Exquisite cloth-bound edition of the classic art-history text - the perfect gift for every art connoisseur and student For more than 60 years Ernst Gombrich's The Story of Arthas been a global bestseller - with more than 8 million copies sold - the perfect introduction to art history, from the earliest ...Show more
Category: Art | Reading Level: near fine
Category: Craft | Reading Level: near fine
Jane Nicholas takes a close look at the anatomy of dragonflies and damselflies and their representation in natural history. She combines those observations with designs from as far back as the 16th century, and then uses a variety of materials and techniques to build works of beauty.
Category: New Zealand Literature | Reading Level: very good
Follows the story of watercolour from 16th-century Italy and Germany through Holland, France and Switzerland in the 18th century and on to the contribution made by the British School. It concludes with the effects of Romanticism and Impressionism and a discussion of watercolour in the 20th century.
The Impressionists--Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Degas, Pissarro, and Renoir--are probably the most popular of all artistic schools. With imagination and insight, the author brings Impressionism into focus by showing it through the eyes of the artists and their contemporaries, using letters, critical reviews ...Show more
Although Pieter Bruegel's pictures have been celebrated throughout the past four hundred years, the artist himself remains a shadowy and misunderstood figure. In a volume which will widen the understanding and enhance the enjoyment of Bruegel's many admirers, Walter Gibson illuminates the sixteenth-cent ...Show more