Rock Art Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble

Author: Denise Scicluna
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438068022
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, kicking--how about painting? Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature owls to patterned pebbles, you can create just about anything with the right rock and a bit of imagination. In Rock Art!, visual artist Denise Scicluna provides inspiration and advice for rocking our artsy side with: Tips for finding and identifying rocks and preparing them for paint ;techniques for creating the perfect rock from polymer clay; a guide to gathering tools, from paint, pencils, and brushes to wood filler and varnish. Dozens of projects for bringing pebbles to life with personality and style .Simple, step-by-step instructions, and more than 250 full-color illustrations that practically pop off the page make this fun and unusual book perfect for crafters of all ages.

Appeal of surface

Author: Pablo Picasso
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: 3775708588
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Art

In the course of an extraordinary career driven by his virtually inexhaustible vitality and his ceaseless quest for renewal in his own work, Pablo Picasso brought forth an unusually extensive body of art. This book is not conceived as a survey of that ceuvre, but focuses instead upon Picasso the innovator. In each of the works selected, which together represent all of the artist's creative phases, from Cubism to abstraction to his late work in sculpture, the "appeal of surface" occupies the center of attention. The paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics included bear witness to Picasso's intense concern with materials and their formal translation into surface area, color, and line. These works tell us a great deal about the fundamental principles of his working approach, the structure of his visual imagery, and the conceptual impulses that underlie his art. This handsomely designed catalogue includes five essays examining his work in various mediums and genres, a biography and bibliography, an essay exploring the similarities between Duchamp and Picasso, and a section of photographs by Edward Quinn, capturing the artist at work and play.

The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

Author: Linda A. Chisholm
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604698671
Release Date: 2018-07-10
Genre: Gardening

“Rich with photographs and descriptions of how landscape design has shaped and reflected culture over time.” —The American Gardener The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens explores the defining moments in garden design. Through profiles of 100 of the most influential gardens, Linda Chisholm explores how social, political, and economic influences shaped garden design principles. The book is organized chronologically and by theme, starting with the medieval garden Alhambra and ending with the modern naturalism of the Lurie Garden. Sumptuously illustrated, The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens is a comprehensive resource for garden designers and landscape architects, design students, and garden history enthusiasts.

History of Art

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013389388X
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Art

This classic book uses an exceptional art program, featuring impeccable accurate five-color illustrations, to introduce readers to the vast world of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. With its effectively written, balanced, and interesting narrative, this book presents art as a succession of styles--from Prehistory through the 20th century--and enlarges the readers' capacity to appreciate works of art individually. Written more than 40 years ago, this text has been constantly reworked to respond to the needs of this ever-changing field. A reference work suitable for those employed in all art media, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects.


Author: Patricia A. Morley
Publisher: Gage Distribution Company
ISBN: UCAL:B4410353
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Canadiens d'origine ukrainienne - Biographies


ISBN: CORNELL:31924078206137
Release Date: 1935
Genre: Playgrounds

Sun World

ISBN: UOM:39015016516646
Release Date: 1980