Secondary

Art, Craft and Design

  • BFIBB
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    EVERYTHING you need to SUCCEED * Do you want to find a way to make your revision stimulating, memorable and successful? * Do you need to build your knowledge and improve your techniques to tackle exams with confidence? * Would you like to plan your revision so you know all you need to know to get top marks? YOU CAN...With Bitesize Complete Revision and Practice you get all the help you need to get the results you want. It helps you plan your revision, identify the topics you need to work on most, test and check your progress and sends you reminders to keep you on target. Integrated with the BBC Bitesize website, Bitesize Complete Revision and Practice will help you build the skills and confidence you need for exam success. * Use the CD-ROM to jump directly to what you need to revise -- quickly and easily * Use the CD-ROM to test yourself and to practise skills interactively * Use the CD-ROM to link directly to more revision on the BBC Bitesize website * Use the CD-ROM on a PC, Mac -- or even in the classroom on a Whiteboard
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    The Editors of Phaidon Press
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    The Second Edition of The Art Book is a substantially expanded and updated version of the hugely successful original. Introducing 100 new artists selected from all periods and from across the globe, the new edition includes for the first time leading figures from the fields of photography and performance art. Works and text entries for a selection of artists from the original have also been updated.
  • AKXCZ 9 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    9 years +
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    Contains hundreds of works of art from the world's major collections. In this title, photographs or artworks are combined with text, a timeline, biographic details of major artists, and an extensive glossary of key terms. It includes internet links to recommended websites that allow readers to access online games and activities.
  • ABJGZ
    Lucinda Hawksley
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    This highly readable and informative collection of the best of British art showcases magnificent portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and Stanley Spencer; landscapes by J. M. W. Turner and David Hockney; satire by William Hogarth and Gilbert & George; sculpture by Henry Moore and Rachel Whiteread; and the latest works by Grayson Perry and Damien Hirst. Each artist is presented in a double-page spread that features a major work, details from the work, a brief biography and fascinating insights into the artist's life and times. Lucinda Hawksley's engaging survey compares the skill of the Elizabethan miniaturists and the magnificence of the High Victorians with the grit of post-war British modernists and the best of the Young British Artists, whose fearless approach to controversial themes make them worthy inheritors of the great traditions of British art.
  • AQCNS 11 years +
    Stewart Ross
    11 years +
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    This book gives readers an insight into the art and architecture of medieval Europe. You can discover how the great cathedrals, castles, manor houses, tombs, monuments and monasteries were constructed and find out how stained glass windows were made and the stories they told. Read about the different ways people illustrated manuscripts and books, and learn when painting became more realistic, as we trace the changes and movements that influenced art and architecture in medieval times. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
  • AFJZO
    Karl Ruhrberg
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    The century that changed art forever. This is the quintessential roundup of art from 1900-2000. Who could possibly have forecast on New Year's Eve 1899 that, one hundred years later, painting and sculpture would be only options, not prerequisites? The term "art" has been defined and redefined so many times over the last 100 years that it has gained entirely new social, political, and technological meanings. Ranging across the full spectrum of disciplines available, including photography and new media, and thematically chaptered to highlight relationships between works and movements, this readable and encyclopaedic masterwork does just what it says on the cover. Whether you want Surrealism or Land Art, Fluxus or Bauhaus, this is your be-all, end-all guide to art of the 20th century. An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves to be owned by everyone, which is why we decided to make a special, more compact edition in celebration of our 25th anniversary.
  • AQCEF 11 years +
    Richard Spilsbury
    11 years +
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    Do you know what job you want to do? Thinking about what you enjoy most at school can help you work out which career path to follow, as the skills required for art are transferable to many different careers. Each book in this series gives details of 12 jobs, including the personal characteristics and qualifi cations you will need, a job description and a comment from a professional. For example, if you are good at art you will have technical and creative skills. You might also be able to communicate thoughts, moods and ideas in innovative ways. These qualities will help you if you want to be an: illustrator art conservator fashion designer art teacher photographer graphic designer arts development officer curator advertising art director architect art therapist or artist. Get an idea of a range of art-related occupations and find out how to follow the career you want. The earlier you check out your options, the better prepared you will be to put your art skills to good use as you earn a living in the future.
  • ARJDX
    Alex Woolf
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    How have technology and science helped artists through the years? How do today's artists use technology in their work? What role does technology hold for the future of art? From the invention of the camera obscura through to today's digital painting and internet art, artists have always used contemporary technology to aid in the creation and display of their work. This book looks at how the creation of paintings, sculpture and engraving have changed over time and how newer mediums from photography to film and even computer games, have changed our perception of how technology can help us express ourselves.
  • AFHDG 12 years +
    Lee J. Ames
    12 years +
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    This title is aimed at age 12 years and upwards. For more than thirty years, the bestselling "Draw 50" series has shown kids and aspiring artists alike to create everything from puppies to aircraft, horses to skyscrapers and aliens to racing cars. In this latest addition to the beloved series, Lee Ames shows how to draw sixty of his most popular drawings step by step. His clear instructions help budding artists learn the basic movements and procedures of drawing, allowing readers to explore their interests in a fun, familiar and easy-to-master way.
  • AFHCZ 12 years +
    Lee J. Ames
    12 years +
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    This title is aimed at age 12 years and upwards. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of horses with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. Ames shows readers how to capture the beauty and grace of a variety of horses, including Clydesdales, Arabians, Shetland Ponies, Lippizaners, Pintos and many more. Ames demonstrates how to illustrate horses galloping, trotting, cantering, kicking and jumping, bringing these pictures to life. Ames' instruction allows seasoned artists tor refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can make these beautiful animals look great. It's easy to draw horses when it's done the "Draw 50" way.
  • AAYIF 14 years +
    Rosalind Ormiston
    14 years +
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    This comprehensive new book is an essential volume for anyone who wants to learn more about Leonardo and to survey his greatest works in one beautifully illustrated collection. The first part contains a detailed exploration of Leonardo's life. It details his childhood, family life and education, and then explores his interests in architecture, engineering and science as well as his career as a painter. The second part of the book contains a gallery of over 300 of Leonardo's major paintings, drawings and designs. These superb reproductions are accompanied by thorough analysis of each artwork and its significance within the context of his life, his technique and his body of work as a whole.
  • AFYWJ 14 years +
    Hajo Duchting
    14 years +
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    What did Spain look like when Picasso was born? What kind of community did he grow up in? What was his studio like? Who were the people who had the most influence on his art? The answers to these and other questions help bring into focus the Spanish artist's brilliant career and his influence on twentieth-century art. Color reproductions of his masterpieces are interspersed with photographs of Picasso's personal life, and are presented in a dynamic layout that reflects the artist's creative vision and boundless energy. Picasso's anti-war stance, his tumultuous love affairs, and his outspokenness are all examined with journalistic verve. This book not only provides a solid background on Picasso's monumental body of work, but also offers anecdotes, historical context, and a fresh perspective on an enigmatic and endlessly compelling figure.
  • AGJLD 14 years +
    Andrew Brighton
    14 years +
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    When Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucufixion was exhibited in 1945 Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992) instantly became the most controversial painter in the country. By the end of his life his status as one of the giants of modern art was established, as was his reputation for hard drinking and heavy gambling. Andrew Brighton casts fresh light on Bacon's formation as an artist in gay and aristocratic bohemian London circles. He locates Bacon at the core of contesting ideas and values, while firmly grounding his reading of Bacon's work in an understanding of his working methods and technique. Penetrating the seeming horror of Bacon's painting this book reveals the ideas, the beliefs and the life that formed one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century.
  • ARWSK 11 years +
    Frankie J. Jones
    11 years +
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    Are you a beauty blogger, a gaming guru or a king of comedy? This is the must-have book for any aspiring vlogger. Featuring top tips, hacks and ideas with plenty of pages for you to plan your path to vlogging stardom! There's loads of information about top vloggers including Zoella, Alfie, Superwoman and PewDiePie plus quizzes, quotes to colour and ideas for vlogs to film. Plan it! Log it! Vlog it!
  • AEXQX
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    Taking a practical approach to colour, "Colour: A Workshop for Artists and Designers" is an invaluable resource for art students and professionals alike. With its sequence of specially designed assignments and in-depth discussions, it effectively bridges the gap between colour theory and practice to inspire confidence and understanding in anyone who works with colour. This second edition has been carefully reviewed and revised throughout. Presented in a new larger format, it includes much-enhanced sections on key colour principles such as colour perception, visual structure, materials and techniques, psychological experience of colour, and colour composition in digital formats. Generously illustrated including all-new, contemporary examples, this book provides a unique set of tools that make the complex theory of colour accessible and practical.
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    Robert Cumming
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    This beautifully illustrated book offers a comprehensive guide to western artists, themes, paintings, techniques and stories. Packed full of large, full-colour images of iconic works and lesser-known gems, Art: A Visual History covers over six-hundred and fifty artists, providing an expansive view of art history. Covering every era, from early art in 3000BCE to contemporary work, with chronological features on the major schools and movements and close-up critical appraisals of twenty-two masterpieces, this book is a broad but thorough introduction to art history. A firm foundation in the subject is ensured by an exhaustive glossary of art terms which reinforces technical knowledge such as an ability to identify impressionism from expressionism. Art: A Visual History addresses the question 'what makes great art?' With detailed referencing, crisp reproductions and a fresh new look, this book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in art history.