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An Eye for Art
Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work National Gallery Of Art

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Introduce children ages 7 and up to more than 50 great artists and their work with this lively family-oriented art resource. This treasure trove from the National Gallery of Art features works of art by, among others, Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide array of artistic styles and techniques. Each chapter is focused on a theme ranging from studying nature and observing everyday life to breaking traditions and telling stories and includes works from a broad spectrum of artists, art mediums, nationalities, and time periods. Forty fun activities throughout will inspire the artist and art appreciator in every child. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience helping children connect with art and the lives of artists, the projects include molding a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas's sculptures; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miró's experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait reflecting physical traits and personality trait...

Chicago Review Press 9781613748978 Pub Date: 9/1/13 $19.95/$21.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 180 pages Carton Qty: 0 Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7 Juvenile Nonfiction / Activity Books JNF001000 9.000 in W | 11.000 in H | 2.120 lb Wt 229mm W | 279mm H | 962g Wt

Author Bio
The National Gallery of Art maintains one of the world's most renowned collections of American and European masterpieces from the 13th century to the present. The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, decorative arts, and new media arts. It is located in Washington, DC.

Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts
Over 100 Projects & Ideas Celebrating Chinese Culture Jennifer DeCristoforo

Summary
China's amazing ancient history, folk traditions, and festive celebrations come alive in this imaginative album filled with fun ideas and creative crafts all about Chinese culture and traditional arts. Each craft can be completed with the reproducible templates and graphics included, along with just a few basic art and craft supplies, paper, and recycled materials. Easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions accompany the description and history of each craft. An eight-page cover-weight foldout includes an overview of China with at-a-glance facts and appealing images. The additional project resources include simple Mandarin vocabulary and Chinese character references, along with partial Mandarin translations throughout. Jam-packed with projects for all ages, the book's sturdy presentation has an attractive spine concealed in "bamboo" and handy inside-cover pockets for notes and ideas.

Lucky Bamboo Crafts 9780988464803 Pub Date: 1/1/13 $26.99/$28.99 Can. Discount Code: SPT Hardback / Cloth over boards 136 pages Carton Qty: 0 Crafts & Hobbies CRA000000 9.250 in W | 11.250 in H 235mm W | 286mm H

Author Bio
Jennifer DeCristoforo is an author, illustrator, teacher, designer, and crafter who has worked in illustration, gift product design, art education, and educational publishing. She has made many trips to Asia and is inspired daily by her daughter, adopted from Jiangxi Province, China. She lives in Yarmouth, Maine.

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Making Colors
A Pop-Up Book James Diaz, Francesca Diaz

Summary
Mix the two colors on each spread and see the result in each ingenious pop-up. Pull the tab on the final spread to see primary and secondary colors and another special pop.

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Tango Books 9781857078534 Pub Date: 4/1/14 Ship Date: 4/1/14 $19.95/$21.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Pop-up book 10 pages Carton Qty: 24 Ages 5 And Up, Grades K And Up Juvenile Nonfiction / Concepts JNF013020 8.000 in W | 8.000 in H | 0.800 lb Wt 203mm W | 203mm H | 363g Wt

James Diaz is the coauthor of My First Jumbo Book of Letters, My First Jumbo Book of Shapes, and Popigami.

Making Shapes
A Pop-Up Book James Diaz, Francesca Diaz

Summary
A visual lesson in the beauty of geometry and the complexity of simple-looking paper arts from two eminent paper engineers Shapes are central to art and in this book, James and Francesca Diaz have created seven shapes in three dimensions, and four others as flat image. The big graphic shapes are instructive and fascinating for everyonefrom children to art students and collectors of pop-ups.
Tango Books 9781857078275 Pub Date: 4/1/13 $19.95/$21.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 10 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art ART000000 8.000 in W | 8.000 in H 203mm W | 203mm H

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James and Francesca Diaz are the authors of My First Jumbo Book of Letters, My First Jumbo Book of Shapes, and Popigami.

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Let's Paint!
Gabriel Alborozo

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Warm, vibrant, and amusing, a joyous picture book exploration of the messy and marvelous world of art, encouraging all children to pick up a paint brush Whether one drips, dots, daubs-or carefully dabs-there is a wonderful world of art waiting to be explored, and this exuberant book reassures all children that art is for them. Elegantly tipping its hat to famous artists and artistic techniques, it explains to young readers that from exquisitely detailed paintings to crazy kaleidoscopes of color, art is endlessly varied, and essential for everyone. Assuring children that there are no mistakes in art or correct way to make a painting, this book offers them the courage and inspiration to express their creativity. Let's paint!
Allen & Unwin 9781743313695 Pub Date: 4/1/14 Ship Date: 4/1/14 $16.99/$19.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Picture book 32 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K Juvenile Fiction / Art & Architecture JUV003000 7.000 in W | 9.500 in H 178mm W | 241mm H

Author Bio
Gabriel Alborozo has worked in film, in the props department on the Star Wars movies and The Matrix, and for an animation company.

Red Ted Art
Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids Maggy Woodley

Summary
From stone people to fabric maché bowls, more than 60 easy, fun craft projects for kids and parents of all ages Using recycled and inexpensive materials, this book offers utterly irresistible things to make with your kids. From adorable peanut shell finger puppets to walnut babies, toilet paper roll marionettes, egg carton fairy lights, stick men, shell crabs, and many more, these are projects for all the family to have fun with. The end results are so cute and desirable that they look great around the home, or make wonderfully unique and personal gifts. With a funky, modern design and vibrant photography throughout, this is a must-have addition to every young family's bookshelf.

Random House UK 9780224095556 Pub Date: 5/1/14 On Sale Date: 9/2/13 Ship Date: 5/1/14 $24.95/$29.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 160 pages Carton Qty: 32 Crafts & Hobbies / Crafts for Children CRA043000 Territory: Canada only 7.000 in W | 8.500 in H | 1.500 lb Wt 178mm W | 216mm H | 680g Wt

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Maggy Woodley is the creator of the popular craft blog Red Ted Art, and regularly crafts with her two children. She has also written craft columns for the Guardian.

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The Modern Art Doodle Book
Create Your Own Masterpiece Michael O'Mara Books

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More than 50 full-color reproductions of iconic pieces of art by modern artists, from Dalí to Matisse to Lichtenstein, for readers to complete Encouraging readers to awaken their creativity and emulate the imagination that lies behind every great work of art, this activity book contains iconic pieces of art for budding artists to complete in the style of the original artists. It includes work from such greats as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Tamara de Lempicka, Paul Gauguin, Patrick Heron, Paul Klee, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Amedeo Modigliani, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh, and more. Enlightening as well as enjoyable, each set of doodles is complemented by a mini-biography of the artist, describing their backgrounds and inspirations. Doodlers can develop artistic skills they may not know they had, and explore their own artistic imaginations, creating masterpieces along the way.

Michael O'Mara 9781843175902 Pub Date: 4/1/13 $15.95/$17.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 128 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art / Techniques ART010000 8.500 in W | 12.000 in H 216mm W | 305mm H

Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon
Little Projects for People with Just a Little Time and Little Skill Eliza Muldoon

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A year's worth of really simple Sunday afternoon craft projects for parents to undertake with their kids-great fun and easy to make for even the most artistically challenged A collection of 52 blissfully simple craft ideas to make with a child helper, this beautiful book will have you creating delightful things out of everyday household items using nothing more than your own time and ingenuity. An adult and child can while away hours of crafting fun with Eliza Muldoon as she explains how to make these easy projects-a child's headband or apron, peg dolls, skirts and shoe adornments, practical bags, tool belts, felt food or felt folk finger puppets, elegant envelopes, and unique artworks to adorn the home.

Allen & Unwin 9781742378657 Pub Date: 4/1/14 Ship Date: 4/1/14 $24.95/$27.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 150 pages Carton Qty: 16 All Ages, Grades P And Up Crafts & Hobbies / Crafts for Children CRA043000 8.000 in W | 11.000 in H | 1.880 lb Wt 203mm W | 279mm H | 853g Wt

Author Bio
Eliza Muldoon is a university professor.

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The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-Ups
Michael O'Mara Books

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A unique coloring book containing pages of intricate patterns to color in and complete in your own design and color pallets-the perfect way to unwind, destress, and express creativity Explore your natural creativity with some stunning and exotic patterns to color in, however and whenever you feel inspired. Doodling and coloring have long been known to enhance one's thought processes and provide a relaxing yet highly creative way to free the mind. In this original and unique book you'll find more than 100 detailed patterns to color, providing endless entertainment and building into a piece of work that you can truly call your own.
Michael O'Mara 9781843178699 Pub Date: 6/1/13 $14.95/$16.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 128 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art ART000000 8.500 in W | 11.500 in H 216mm W | 292mm H

Author Bio
Now in its 26th year, independent publishing house Michael O'Mara Books has established a reputation for high-profile autobiographies and biographies, innovative humor and nonfiction, and highly commercial children's books.

The Fashion Book
Advice, Activities & Top Tips to Create Your Own Collection Marie Vendittelli, Sophie Griotto

Summary
Full of stunning color illustrations, and with a stylist's sketchbook section at the back, this book is a must have for anyone with a passion for fashion This book is the perfect gift for any aspiring fashion designer. It's packed full of advice, handy hints, and top tricks and tips to help aspiring designers get started on the path to fashion stardom. From learning to draw a basic silhouette and finding out about some of the world's most fabulous fashion houses, to scrapbooking fabrics, colors, and textures, this book will inspire and guide aspiring designers into creating their own cool collections.

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Michael O'Mara 9781780551135 Pub Date: 8/1/13 $15.99/$17.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 128 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006030 8.500 in W | 11.500 in H 216mm W | 292mm H

Marie Vendittelli is a French author. Sophie Griotto is a French illustrator.

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Drawing and Painting Insects
Andrew Tyzack

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A beautiful guide for botanical artists, natural historians, wildlife artists, and biologists Whatever an artist's experience, whether new to the subject or a seasoned entomologist, this book can help them capture the beauty of insects by helping them understand their structure and appreciate their behavior, movement, color, and habitat. It offers advice on finding insects to draw and paint, including how to raise one's own insect models. It also offers a guide to the anatomy and life cycles of the insect. Step-by-step demonstrations of drawings illustrate perspective, tonal values, and mark-making techniques. Examples of watercolor and oil paintings are given, representing insects in precise, scientific renditions as well as more creative interpretations. Other uses of insect illustration are discussed, including printmaking, sculpture, leather, and glass. The book is superbly illustrated by more than 500 examples and insights from leading artists.

Crowood Press 9781847974891 Pub Date: 4/1/14 Ship Date: 4/1/14 $29.95/$32.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 224 pages Carton Qty: 0 Art / Subjects & Themes ART050030 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H 216mm W | 279mm H

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Andrew Tyzack is a beekeeper and is known for his paintings of beekeepers and engravings of bees. He is a gallery curator and has pieces in the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Theatre Museum in London.

Painting Still Life in Oils
Adele Wagstaff

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Using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process, from painting simple compositions of one object to complex arrangements of more unusual subject matter Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows the artist to explore color, shape, and form, using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tranquil, and contemplative, or a celebration of pure color and expression. Each chapter in this introductory guide focuses on a different aspect of preparing for a painting: from studying a still life using a variety of drawing techniques to basic color theory and from painting with a limited tonal range to using the full impressionist palette. It also includes advice on materials, including how to stretch one's own canvas; discusses the work of notable still life painters, and introduces painting still life within the genre of portraiture.

Crowood Press 9781847973139 Pub Date: 9/1/12 $29.95/$32.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 160 pages Carton Qty: 22 Art / Techniques ART018000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 1.310 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 594g Wt

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Adele Wagstaff is a practicing artist who divides her time between the studio and teaching painting courses. Her work is held in collections across the UK and is exhibited regularly.

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Painting Landscapes in Oils
Robert Brindley, RSMA

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A comprehensive study of how oils can be used to capture light, color, and texture in a wide range of landscape settings Landscape painting attracts countless artists, as its diversity-enhanced by the weather, special lighting conditions, and seasonal change-offers the painter an infinite variety of subject matter. Oils are an extremely versatile and immediate medium, enabling artists to express themselves in a variety of creative ways. They are relatively easy to use, suitable for both the beginner and the more experienced painter. This guide includes 11 step-by-step demonstrations and discusses the entire painting process, from materials, inspiration, and subject selection to the finished painting. Throughout, emphasis is given to the importance of good drawing, composition, tone, and color; and the need for constant assessment; all of which are vital to the success of any piece of work.

Crowood Press 9781847973146 Pub Date: 10/10/12 $29.95/$32.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 160 pages Carton Qty: 22 Art / Techniques ART018000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 1.320 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 599g Wt

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Robert Brindley, RSMA paints in oil, watercolor, and pastel, and is the author of Painting Boats and Coastal Scenery and Painting in Pastels.

Oils (Collins 30-Minute Painting)
Melanie Cambridge This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful oil paintings in just 30 minutes - ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.
Collins 9780007301171 Pub Date: 2/4/10 $13.95/£8.99 UK Discount Code: LON Hardback 96 pages Carton Qty: 36 AFCL 203.000 mm W | 167.000 mm H 7.99in W | 6.57in H

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This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful oil paintings in just 30 minutes - ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint. Everyone thinks you need to set aside a long time to do an oil painting, but in this attractive guide Melanie Cambridge encourages quick and simple painting. By working with just a few materials and focusing on the key techniques it is possible to achieve successful paintings in no more than half an hour. You then just need to leave the paintings to dry, or use a hairdryer to speed up the process. For those artists who already have a little painting experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and paint more spontaneously. With clear, easy-to-follow advice and ideas, this guide proves that it is possible to paint quickly and successfully with oils in no more than half an hour. This book is filled with practical projects and step-by-step demonstrations as well as helpful tips and checklists to guide you throug...

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A successful artist and art instructor, Melanie runs workshops and painting holidays both in the UK and abroad, teaching mainly in oils and acrylics. Currently Chair of the Maritime Art Group, she is also a professional associate of the SAA and an exhibiting member of Guilford Art Society. Melanie's books are published by Collins and DVDs by APV Films. Melanie's latest book, 30 minute Oils was published in February 2010. www.melaniecambridge.com, gives details of exhibitions and courses.

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Painting in Pastels
Robert Brindley

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For both beginners and more experienced artists, a guide to the full scope of pastel use with particular emphasis on capturing light, color, and texture With sections on painting landscapes, coastal scenery, interiors, still life, figures, and portraits, this practical book guides artists through the full possibilities of painting in pastels. Pastels are an extremely versatile and immediate medium, and these characteristics can lead to bold, exciting, and impromptu paintings. However, their responsive, flexible nature can also be used to create subtle, gentle color with little or no texture. With step-bystep instructions in a wide range of subject matter, this guide will be inspiring and invaluable for beginners and experienced artists.
Crowood Press 9781847971982 Pub Date: 5/1/11 $26.95/$29.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 160 pages Carton Qty: 20 Art / Techniques ART021000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.400 in T | 1.240 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 10mm T | 562g Wt

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Robert Brindley, RSMA, is the author of Painting Boats and Coastal Scenery.

Painting Boats and Coastal Scenery
Robert Brindley

Summary
Celebrating the boats and coastal scenery that have long inspired artists, this book explains many aspects of painting the coast, from creeks and tidal rivers to bustling beach scenes, boats, and harbors-all with a strong emphasis on capturing light, mood, and atmosphere. Using watercolor, oil, and pastel, it looks in detail at the painting process and encourages both novice and experienced artists alike to venture forth to capture the drama and beauty of the coast and sea. Select topics covered in the guide include step-by-step demonstrations; exploring the importance of light and how to create harmony, tone, and color; emphasizing drawing, sketching, and plein-air painting; and instruction on painting water and skies, as well as coastal scenes.
Crowood Press 9781847971197 Pub Date: 2/1/10 $34.95/$38.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 176 pages Carton Qty: 24 Art / Study & Teaching ART027000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.500 in T 216mm W | 279mm H | 13mm T

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Robert Brindley is a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He paints mainly landscape and coastal scenery, and his work has been featured in many books and publications.

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Painting Landscapes in Watercolour
Paul Talbot-Greaves

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An ideal resource for the artist with a limited experience of using watercolors, this guide will help artists develop their confidence and stretch their skills a little further. The author guides the reader through every aspect of producing a polished watercolor, from choosing the correct brushes and paper, through structure and composition, to completing the finished work.

Author Bio
Paul Talbot-Greaves is a professional artist and an Associate of the British Watercolor Society and a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists.
Crowood Press 9781847970855 Pub Date: 7/1/09 $42.95/$46.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 176 pages Carton Qty: 35 Art / Techniques ART029000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.370 in T 216mm W | 279mm H | 9mm T

Painting Still Life in Watercolour
Lesley E Hollands

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Still life painting is a beautiful, tranquil art which is as rewarding for the novice as for the experienced artist. This practical book captures the essence of still life and uses a wonderful array of subjects to celebrate its possibilities in watercolor: subjects that range from a collection of curiosities brought back from a walk on the beach and a pile of fruit and vegetables unpacked on the kitchen work top, to a more formally arranged group of carefully chosen objects. This book guides you from the beginning stages of painting a single object to more challenging and complex groups, and finally to a range of approaches to abstract painting. Compositions include: fabrics, china, glass, flowers, and fruit and vegetables.
Crowood Press 9781847971210 Pub Date: 2/15/10 $36.95/$40.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 160 pages Carton Qty: 24 Art / Techniques ART029000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.400 in T 216mm W | 279mm H | 10mm T

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Lesley E. Hollands is a professional artist with work in private collections across the world. She has exhibited in galleries throughout England, including the Royal Academy.

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Painting the Human Figure
Ideas and Perception Atul Vohora

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A study and celebration of the rich diversity of style and forms in paintings of the human figure From the very beginnings of human existence, artists have made images of people, a continually evolving practice. This book focuses on close and perceptive visual analysis of specific pictures to place the idea of looking at painting at the very center of the process of making paintings. Works are considered in relation to their artistic and social context, and the book includes insightful comparisons between pictures from diverse cultures and periods. It compares the relationships between looking and making; explores the interactions between mark, touch, and form; explains color relationships and perceptual effects; and discusses the potential for paintings to express a wide range of emotion, belief, and experience. Extensive drawings and paintings complement the discussion.

Crowood Press 9781847973573 Pub Date: 9/1/12 $29.95/$32.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 144 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art / Techniques ART020000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 1.000 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 454g Wt

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Atul Vohora is a practicing painter and regular tutor. He has had articles published in the Guardian and Artists and Illustrators magazine.

Painting Portraits
Anthony Connolly

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A practical book considering the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice Written by a professional portrait painter, this guide describes the intricacies of making a portrait not just for the technically minded but also for those who are interested in a painter's perspective on the role and importance of portraiture. It offers step-by-step demonstrations of portrait and self-portraits, techniques that use color to introduce subtleties and presence, and advice on catching a likeness and overcoming difficulties. It also discusses the significance of copying and photography, provides insights into the artistic process of the portrait painter, and considers the work of contemporary and distinguished painters.
Crowood Press 9781847972644 Pub Date: 6/1/12 $27.95/$30.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 112 pages Carton Qty: 14 Art / Subjects & Themes ART050040 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.960 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 435g Wt

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Anthony Connolly is an award-winning portrait artist and a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy, and with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

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Portrait Drawing
John Freeman

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Portrait Drawing is a highly illustrated guide to drawing the human face, for all those learning to draw or wishing to improve their skills. John T. Freeman introduces a traditional method of teaching that uses a structured yet natural process of continuous revision based on the principle of working from the general towards the particular. This enables the student to understand not only how to do it but, more importantly, why. Written in the manner of the author's highly praised tutorials, each stage is presented in a practical and informal way, offering detailed, step-by-step guidance in all aspects of drawing the face. John T. Freeman is a professional artist and lecturer; his solo exhibitions include those at Tate Britain and the British Library.
Crowood Press 9781861268549 Pub Date: 4/1/07 $29.95/$32.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 128 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art / Techniques ART028000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.390 in T 216mm W | 279mm H | 10mm T

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John Freeman studied painting at Bath Academy of Art and Chelsea School of Art. For over twenty-five years he has worked as a professional artist and lecturer specialising in life drawing, painting and etching. His solo exhibitions have featured overseas and in the UK at venues such as Tate Britain and the Royal Festival Hall. His teaching has spanned twenty years, and he has also written and illustrated several publications.

Painting Your Garden
The English Garden in Oils and Watercolours Lesley Hollands

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An inspiring book which marries the interests of artists and lovers of the English garden A garden offers a haven to be enjoyed and savored; it also provides ample subjects for the artist. This beautiful book will help readers to see their gardens in a new light and to enjoy them in a new way. Using a step-by-step approach, it deals with the more intimate aspects of a garden as well as the broader views, and covers a range of approaches to painting in oils and watercolor. It covers in detail such topics as painting flowers, fruits, and vegetables; adding figures, birds, and animals; looking at garden details and scenes; capturing the seasons and water; and developing a looser approach.
Crowood Press 9781847972279 Pub Date: 6/1/11 $29.95/$32.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 160 pages Carton Qty: 50 Art / Techniques ART031000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.400 in T 216mm W | 279mm H | 10mm T

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Lesley Hollands is the author of Painting Still Life in Watercolor.

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The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton
Noel Fielding

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A beautiful and hilarious new book of artwork from the star of The Mighty Boosh Noel Fielding's book channels the creative influences of Henri Rousseau, Roy Lichtenstein, and Salvador Dalí, through the comedian's strange, singular, and surreal mind. Hilarious and beautifully produced, this is a visual feast which will delight and entertain Noel's many impassioned fans. "Growing up in the jungles of India there was no need for drawing or painting. I would sometimes arrange ants into primitive still lives or scratch out portraits onto the trunks of trees. Things changed when I was 11, a lame tiger who owned a stationery shop gave me the keys to his stock room, I would roll around in acrylic and oil pastels in reverie, licking canvases and tucking coloured pencils into my wild hair. It was here I learned how to draw and paint well enough to be accepted into Croyden Art College. There, Dexter Dalwood (Turner Prize nominee) taught me and after two years under his supreme tutelage and much hard graft he advised me to become a comedian." -Noel Fielding

Canongate UK 9780857862051 Pub Date: 4/1/12 $29.95 Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 224 pages Carton Qty: 14 Art / Individual Artists ART016000 5.500 in W | 8.500 in H 140mm W | 216mm H

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Noel Fielding is a comedian, actor, and artist who is best known for playing Vince Noir in the cult phenomenon The Mighty Boosh with comedy partner Julian Barratt, with whom he coauthored The Mighty Book of Boosh. He also appears on The IT Crowd and in the forthcoming movie Horrid Henry. He has had multiple art showings in London.

The Art of Chinese Brush Painting
Maggie Cross

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The history of the ancient art as well as the techniques and materials required to produce stunning Chinese brush paintings Chinese brush painting is steeped in history, symbolism, and ritual, and closely linked to Chinese calligraphy. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on a journey through the steps needed to produce stunning paintings of flowers, birds, animals, and landscapes. Advice is given on basic brush strokes, color mixing, and brush loading; creating a composition of a variety of subjects; and mounting a work for display. Written by a respected artist and teacher, it covers traditional techniques as well as more recent innovative ideas, and reveals the beauty and mastery behind this art.
Crowood Press 9781847972897 Pub Date: 4/1/12 $32.95/$36.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 208 pages Carton Qty: 10 Art / Asian ART019000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H 216mm W | 279mm H

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Maggie Cross grew up in Hong Kong where she learned to speak Cantonese and write Chinese characters. Over the years, she has worked with many Chinese masters. Her work is held in many collections around the world.

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Painting and Understanding Abstract Art
John Lowry

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Presenting a practical method for painting abstracts, this examination also explains how to approach and understand abstract art. It moves the teaching of art from a doing level of painting a certain subject in a particular medium to a thinking level of What am I doing when I paint? and What am I trying to say in this painting? Using applicable exercises with explanatory text, John Lowry develops the thinking and doing processes together, leading the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation of this most exciting art genre.

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Crowood Press 9781847971715 Pub Date: 6/1/10 $34.95/$38.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 160 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art / Techniques ART031000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.400 in T 216mm W | 279mm H | 10mm T

John Lowry is a professional painter and a Master of Fine Art. His analytical approach to art is based on his scientific and engineering background. He teaches regularly thoughout the UK.

Botany for Artists
Lizabeth Leech

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An introduction to plant science for artists who wish to draw or paint plants or flowers without sacrificing technical accuracy to aesthetic quality Many botanical artists struggle when closely observing their subject and do not have the structural knowledge necessary to enhance the quality and precision of their work. This informative book addresses the intricacies of plant and floral structure, form, and behavior, seeking to equip artists with a more comprehensive understanding of botany. It explains basic biological concepts to enhance the understanding of observation, introducing all main groups of plants and fungi; provides a springboard of knowledge to enable the reader to tackle more academic literature; offers observation helpsheets; and encourages a more confident approach to botanical painting and illustration.

Crowood Press 9781847972781 Pub Date: 5/1/12 $34.95/$38.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 224 pages Carton Qty: 22 Art / Subjects & Themes ART050030 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H 216mm W | 279mm H

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Lizabeth Leech trained and worked as a botanist before pursuing art. She regularly lectures on various aspects of botany for artists and exhibits widely.

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The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating Porcelain
Patricia Newell-Dunkley

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Beautifully illustrated, this guide for both beginners and advanced painters shows step-by-step that anyone can paint if they really want to, and provides guidance every step of the way. The author covers all spheres of porcelain decoration, whether it's flowers or fruit, cats or landscapes, portraits or designs. She shows clearly how to work with many materials and techniques, including mineral oxides, gold and silver, raised paste, lusters, grounding, and the kiln. Porcelain painting since 1970, her vast knowledge and practical experience is packed within the pages, making gorgeous ceramics something even amateurs can enjoy creating.

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Robert Hale 9780709086499 Pub Date: 5/1/10 $34.95/$38.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 172 pages Carton Qty: 20 Crafts & Hobbies CRA000000 7.50 W | 10.00 H | 0.70 T 8W | 10H | 1T

Patricia Newell-Dunkley is an artist and writer whose work has been widely exhibited and sold in leading galleries.

Enamelling on Precious Metals
Jeanne Werge-Hartley

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Now in paperback, a lavishly illustrated introduction to the beautiful, centuries-old art of enameling, from the inspiration of design to the intricacies of the process and the skills of firing Enamels have fascinated the world for centuries and have been enjoying a resurgence over the last 40 years. Aimed at the practicing artist enameler and the interested collector, this investigation into the various techniques looks at how the many stunning effects are achieved. It provides historical background to enamelling, an introduction to enamels and precious metals, basics on tools and equipment, advice on safe practice, and technical information. It also covers such techniques as champlevé, cloisonné, and plique-á-jour, as well as variations of these methods. In addition to examining the various traditional techniques of enamelling on precious metals, the book also looks at contemporary developments and innovative new materials.

Crowood Press 9781847972057 Pub Date: 4/1/11 $35.00/$39.00 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 176 pages Carton Qty: 35 Crafts & Hobbies / Metal Work CRA017000 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H | 0.500 in T | 1.310 lb Wt 216mm W | 267mm H | 13mm T | 594g Wt

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Jeanne Werge-Hartley has a personal workshop for enamelling, and works to both public and private commission. She is a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and founding member of the British Society of Enamellers.

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Natural Dyes
Judy Hardman, Sally Pinhey

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This volume describes the use of plants that can be grown in the garden or collected from the countryside. It is lavishly illustrated with accurate and detailed botanical watercolors and samples of the colors the plants produce. Topics covered include five different garden designs using dye plants; a step-by-step guide to dyeing wool, silk, and cotton; solar dyeing; and how to dye felt in all forms.

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Crowood Press 9781847971005 Pub Date: 8/1/09 $32.95/$36.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 160 pages Carton Qty: 26 Crafts & Hobbies / Dye CRA007000 7.500 in W | 9.500 in H | 0.400 in T 191mm W | 241mm H | 10mm T

Judy Hardman has been spinning, weaving, and dyeing yarns for more than 30 years, using wool provided by her own flock of Shetland sheep. She regularly runs workshops and gives talks. Sally Pinhey teaches botanical illustration.

The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration Annie Cicale

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One of the most highly recommend instructional books for broad-edged calligraphy, this handbook is ideal for classes or self-study to master the basics of calligraphy. All of the essentials are included in this volume, from the history and practices of this ancient art to a guide to the tools, materials, and design basics needed to create elegant, beautiful writing for all occasions. Also featured is a gallery of examples from today's best scribes, along with detailed exemplars and diagrams.

Bloomin Books 9780615466965 Pub Date: 9/30/11 $19.95/$21.95 Can. Discount Code: SPT Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 192 pages Carton Qty: 0 Art / Techniques ART028000 10.000 in W | 10.000 in H 254mm W | 254mm H

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Annie Cicale is a former chemical engineer who holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in graphic design. She has taught art on the elementary through university levels, has served on the faculty for international calligraphy conferences, and teaches workshops throughout North America. She lives in Fairview, North Carolina.

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Weaving Textiles That Shape Themselves
Ann Richards

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An inspirational and exciting book that explains the processes and potential of weaving high-twist yarns into fabrics that are transformed by washing Weaving with high-twist yarns and contrasting materials can create fabrics with lively textures and elastic properties. Although these fabrics are flat on the loom, they are transformed by washing: water releases the energy of the different yarns and the fabrics "organize themselves" into crinkled or pleated textures. This fascinating book explains the processes and potential of this approach. With inspirational pieces, practical knowhow, and advice about building on experience, it gives a broad introduction to designing with high-twist yarns. Techniques range from plain weave to more complex structures, so the book offers ideas for both beginners and experiences weavers. Yarn twists and weaves can also be varied across the fabric, so that rectangular pieces completely change their shape when washed. "Loom-to-body" clothing needing minimal cutting and sewing can emerge from a simple change of yarn or structure. These textiles can truly...

Crowood Press 9781847973191 Pub Date: 9/1/12 $45.00/$50.00 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 192 pages Carton Qty: 32 Crafts & Hobbies / Weaving CRA040000 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H | 1.000 lb Wt 216mm W | 267mm H | 454g Wt

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Ann Richards trained and worked as a biologist before going on to study woven textiles; her background in biology has strongly influenced her textile work, which often draws on form and function in nature. Her work has been exhibited widely, and over the past 20 years she has lectured and given workshops in the UK, Europe, Canada, and the United States. In 1989 she won First Prize (MITI Award) at the 4th International Textile Design Contest in Tokyo.

Koos Couture Collage
Inspiration & Techniques Linda Chang Teufel, Koos van den Akker

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This biography and illustrated guide highlights the work of master designer Koos van den Akker and provides inspiration for bold, unique sewing creations. Chronicling the designer's 30 years in haute couture, this book follows van den Akker from his start in the Paris workrooms of Christian Dior to his rise in the fashion world and the establishment of his own Madison Avenue boutique. Included are demonstrations for duplicating several of his construction and design techniques that offer illustrated sewing instructions and intricate details for home sewers to imitate. The designs, with their richness of texture, generosity of color, and dynamic mix of fabrics, share the full scope of van den Akker's masterful creations.
Dragon Threads 9780964120174 Pub Date: 4/1/03 $29.95/$44.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 112 pages Carton Qty: 40 Crafts & Hobbies / Fashion CRA009000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.260 in T | 0.980 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 7mm T | 445g Wt

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Linda Chang Teufel was an apprentice for Koos van den Akker while attending Pratt Institute. She is the author of Fabric Origami and numerous articles for crafts, sewing, and quilting magazines. She has taught for many sewing manufacturers, guilds, and conferences. She lives in Worthington, Ohio.

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Creating Felt Pictures
Andrea Hunter

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Essential felt making skills for the beginner, as well as techniques and inspiration for the more experienced felter Felt making is a popular medium for craftsmen, but few have explored its potential as an art form. This book demonstrates the exciting scope of pictorial felt making and explains how to create felt pictures with the depth and atmosphere usually associated with a graphite drawing or a watercolor painting. Written by a leading felt artist, it shows how to work freely with the wool as if it were paint or a piece of charcoal. It is illustrated with stunning pictures of finished work as well as practical demonstrations, and it also offers advice on the presentation and framing of finished work.
Crowood Press 9781847973177 Pub Date: 10/9/12 $19.95/$21.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 96 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art / Techniques ART028000 6.500 in W | 9.500 in H 165mm W | 241mm H

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Andrea Hunter is a professional felt artist. She has taught and exhibited widely, her work is held in private collections throughout the world, and her gallery, Focus on Felt, houses a permanent display of her distinctive felt pictures.

Vintage Impressions Jewelry
Terry Ricioli

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Using vintage-style components that are widely available in craft stores, crafters can make the more than 25 projects in this book look like heirlooms. Chapters are divided by types of jewelry, including bracelets, earrings, pendant necklaces, jewelry sets, and accessories such as fabric bags, giving crafters a wide variety of options from which to choose. Some of the projects include the Mirror Glass 3-Strand Bracelet, the Layered Filigree Bar Pin, the Copper Flower & Pearl Cluster Earrings, and the Cloisonné Tassel Pendant. There is a technique guide with step-by-step photos that helps beginners learn the basics, such as forming wrapped loops, crimping beads, and creating head pins from wires. More advanced jewelry makers can learn to shape metal filigree around beads, use alcohol ink to color metal, and apply resin over a photo set inside a bezel-turning their designs into one-of-a-kind pieces.

DRG 9781596354074 Pub Date: 4/1/12 $9.95/$11.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 64 pages Carton Qty: 60 Crafts & Hobbies / Jewelry CRA014000 8.50 W | 10.75 H | 0.40 T 9W | 11H | 0T

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Terry Ricioli is a freelance designer who has been creating original beading, plastic canvas, and children's craft designs for publication for more than 20 years. She is the author of By the Sea, Liquid Soap Covers, and Jump Ring Jewelry, and her work has appeared in magazines, booklets, books, and kits. She teaches crafts to children and adults and is a designer member of the Craft and Hobby Association. She lives in Windsor, California.

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I Can't Believe It's Paracord
Jewelry With a Twist Barbara Matthiessen

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With projects appealing to all ages and lifestyles, this guide teaches how to create a wide variety of jewelry using Paracord, an extremely strong, durable material that comes in an array of colors, including multitones and even glow-in-the-dark. No longer just for outdoor enthusiasts, Paracord is being used for all types of wearables, jewelry, and accessories, and the 13 unique designs in this craft book offer ideas for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, a cowl, a keychain, and more. Crafters can incorporate color and texture into their jewelry with beads, chains, fabrics, and fibers. Simple step-by-step drawings and color photographs make the projects easy to understand and quick to complete, and alongside the patterns and instructions are discussions of tools and techniques and a lesson in knots.

Annie's 9781596358218 Pub Date: 9/26/13 $9.95/$11.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 48 pages Carton Qty: 72 Crafts & Hobbies / Jewelry CRA014000 8.500 in W | 11.750 in H 216mm W | 298mm H

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Barbara Matthiessen has been creating in the arts and crafts industry for nearly 20 years. She has designed kits and written hundreds of magazine articles and several books, including Altered Book Collage, The Complete Photo Guide to Doll Making, and Small Loom & Freeform Weaving. She lives in Port Orchard, Washington.

The Work of a Master Goldsmith
A Unique Collection James Miller

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Beautifully illustrated throughout, this distinctive collection will give an insight into the work of a 20th century master goldsmith. Each photograph is of a unique piece, showing that the skills of a traditionally trained goldsmith can still create gold and silver pieces that can rival that of the past revered Russian master goldsmiths. This book will be of interest to anyone who can appreciate and is interested in the skills of a master goldsmith, and one who takes pleasure in including flora and fauna, made from precious metals, into many of his designs and finished pieces.
Robert Hale 9780719801020 Pub Date: 11/1/09 $100.00/$110.00 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 160 pages Carton Qty: 1 Crafts & Hobbies / Metal Work CRA017000 5.50 W | 8.50 H | 0.70 T 6W | 9H | 1T

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James Miller has been a master goldsmith for more than two decades. He specializes in the design and manufacture of unique objects made from precious metals.

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Jewelry Beyond the Bead
Make It Today, Wear It Tonight Erica Visocky

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From the midday office meeting to a casual outing with friends or a night out on the town, virtually every occasion is covered by this beading bible that includes nearly a dozen projects easy enough for beginners that will produce designer-quality jewelry. This guide features step-by-step instructions and photos that go beyond merely stringing beads on a wire and that will have readers working with many different types of chains, beads, and techniques. Whether making bracelets, necklaces, or rings, readers will find the guidance they'll need to create inspirational and unique jewelry designs to fit their taste.
Annie's 9781596358256 Pub Date: 10/1/13 $9.95/$11.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 32 pages Carton Qty: 72 Crafts & Hobbies / Jewelry CRA014000 8.500 in W | 11.750 in H 216mm W | 298mm H

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Erica Visocky is a coeditor of the Simply Beads newsletter and a beading expert who has held workshops at schools and craft stores. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Secrets of Bronze Casting
Sarah Craske

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An essential guide to the secrets and creative potential of bronze casting aimed at artists, sculptors, and foundries Bronze casting is exciting and versatile: bronze can be poured or shaped to any required form. However, there are few people who understand the full process and this practical book reveals its secrets and celebrates its versatility. With step-by-step guides and advice throughout, it focuses on the casting of fine art sculpture, using the "lost wax" process. By explaining the process and its potential, the book encourages artists to experiment and thereby produce exciting and unexpected results. It also offers insight into the history of bronze casting, advice on installing a foundry in your own studio, and guidance on working with foundries, as well as inspiration in the form of photographs of works by practicing contemporary artists.

Crowood Press 9781847974136 Pub Date: 4/1/13 $34.95/$38.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 144 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art / Techniques ART053000 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H 216mm W | 267mm H

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Sarah Craske is an artist and the cofounding director of Meltdowns, a fine art production studio.

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Making Contemporary Sculpture
Ian Dawson

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Aimed at students, sculptors, gallery owners, and artists, a collection of informative interviews with lead sculpture artists Sculpture has never been more exciting; gallery goers flock to see artworks that demand attention and dominate space. But how is this work made? This book gives a rare insight into the contemporary artist. Through interviews with leading artists, Ian Dawson describes what it is like to make some of the most exciting contemporary art of today. He considers the work through its approach and looks at how sculptors have explored, celebrated, and critiqued the world through materials, process, narrative, performance, collaboration, and space. This compelling book reveals the skill, inspiration, and intuition behind today's sculpture.

Crowood Press 9781847974303 Pub Date: 6/1/13 Ship Date: 6/1/13 $45.00/$50.00 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 208 pages Carton Qty: 32 Art / Sculpture & Installation ART026000 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H 216mm W | 267mm H

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Ian Dawson is a sculptor who first came to prominence in the 1990s with a series of large-scale melted plastic sculptures that celebrated creativity through the destructive act. His practice remains intensely experimental, involving different processes and diverse materials. He has exhibited internationally and his work is held in both public and private collections worldwide.

Leatherwork
A Practical Guide Chris Taylor

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Leatherwork is a centuries-old craft which is as absorbing and enjoyable today as ever. This book introduces the basic tools and techniques needed before explaining more advanced ideas for designing and decorating leathersuch as curving, stamping, and coloring-as well as the care and repair of leather. With an easy-to-follow text, step-by-step photographs, and explanatory line drawings, this practical book describes how to use those techniques to make handmade items with a professional finish.
Crowood Press 9781847971364 Pub Date: 4/1/10 $39.95/$43.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 176 pages Carton Qty: 20 Crafts & Hobbies / Leatherwork CRA050000 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H | 0.700 in T 216mm W | 267mm H | 18mm T

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Chris Taylor is a member of the Society of Master Saddlers, and has been appointed a qualified master saddler. Recognized for his reconstruction of Roman leatherwork, he has received commissions from around the world, and traveled to China to study and reconstruct a 2,400 year old saddle discovered at the Subeixi Cemetery in the Turpan Basin.

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Pewter
Designs and Techniques Fleur Grenier

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Pewter is an age-old craft that is enjoying a revival today. This book celebrates its heritage and qualities by explaining the techniques that have been used for hundreds of years and continue to be used today. The basic techniques involved with working with pewter are explained as well as how they can be applied to make a range of exciting pieces far beyond the realms of tankards and hip flasks. The polished luster of pewter lends to contemporary designs. The modern pewter, lead-free alloy, does not tarnish or turn the dull gray color of the old pewter.
Crowood Press 9781847971586 Pub Date: 4/1/10 $37.95/$41.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 160 pages Carton Qty: 22 Crafts & Hobbies / Metal Work CRA017000 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H | 0.600 in T 216mm W | 267mm H | 15mm T

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Fleur Grenier is a pewtersmith who runs courses from her workshop in West Sussex and exhibits throughout the UK. She has won several awards for her work and is a freeman at the Worshipful Company of Pewterers.

Kiln Forming Glass
Helga Watkins-Baker

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Practical projects to undertake, technical information, and some of the best examples of kiln formed glass from contemporary artists are all provided in this comprehensive guide Aimed at both novice and experienced glass artists, this guide explaining the techniques involved in this stimulating method of glass making truly captures the excitement of working with glass. Practical instruction is accompanied by striking visual images of kiln-formed glass by established glass artists, and unique snapshots of some of their own making processes are included. The technical aspects of glass that are detailed include its physical characteristics, compatibility, and annealing issues. Material and equipment questions are answered in an exploration of the wide array of glass materials and tools available. Several techniques are given detailed analysis-fusing, slumping, kiln casting, and pâte de verre-as is an in-depth look at the lost wax technique for kiln casting glass. Step-by-step guides to completing projects are presented with practical information and firing guides; and further and more...

Crowood Press 9781847971760 Pub Date: 7/22/10 $39.95/$43.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 240 pages Carton Qty: 12 Crafts & Hobbies / Glass & Glassware CRA012000 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H | 0.800 in T 216mm W | 267mm H | 20mm T

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Helga Watkins-Baker is a glass artist who teaches kiln techniques for glass.

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Score, Fold, Create!
The Ultimate Guide to Crafting with Scor-Pal Diana Crick, Penny Wessenauer

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Stunning paper crafts with unique and inspiring designs can be found in this collection of projects. Crafters can learn how to use the Scor-Pal scoring boards and tools to their full potential with the aid of easy-to-follow tutorials, detailed assembly instructions, and graphs. Lovely handmade cards, gift boxes, and decorative pieces are among the brand-new project ideas that will be treasured by friends and family for years to come. Those who are new to the art of scoring and folding paper and those who have been practicing these skills for years will find creativity-sparking ideas in this eye-catching assortment of designs as well as practical information on utilizing the helpful Scor-Pal tools.
Annie's 9781596354104 Pub Date: 9/26/12 $15.95/$19.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound / Concealed wire 80 pages Carton Qty: 50 Crafts & Hobbies / Papercrafts CRA025000 8.500 in W | 10.750 in H 216mm W | 273mm H

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Diana Crick is the creator of Scor-Pal, an artist, an inventor, and an entrepreneur. She lives in Surrey, British Columbia. Penny Wessenauer is a paper crafter with experience in architectural design. She lives in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Bookbinding
A Step-by-Step Guide Kathy Abbott

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For beginners or experienced bookbinders, antiquarian bookshops or conservation binders-detailed steps for practicing an age-old craft steeped in beauty and tradition Appropriate for a beginner or for an established bookbinder wishing to refresh their memory, this practical guide introduces the techniques of hand-binding a book with step-by-step instructions and photographs. The craft of bookbinding has a long history and tradition and is now enjoying a period of renewed popularity and creativity. Here, transforming a few sheets of paper and some thread into a book to be proud of is made accessible. For the more experienced craftsperson, it also covers how to work with leather to create classic, professional bindings. Topics covered include single-section bindings, such as paperback or hardcover; multisection bindings, such as full-cloth case, photograph album, quarter-leather binding with paper or cloth-covered sides, or wrap-around structure; and containers, such as a phase box, slipcase, or portfolio case.

Crowood Press 9781847971531 Pub Date: 7/9/10 $29.95/$32.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 160 pages Carton Qty: 18 Crafts & Hobbies / Book Printing & Binding CRA046000 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H | 0.500 in T 216mm W | 267mm H | 13mm T

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Kathy Abbott has been a bookbinder for more than 20 years. Also a book conservator, her work is held in private and public collections, including the British Library.

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Modern Bookbinding
Alex J. Vaughan, Maureen Duke

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Out of print and virtually unobtainable for many years, this facsimile of the 1950 edition with a new foreword by Maureen Duke, sometime chairman of the Society of Bookbinders, is a welcome reissue of one of the standard books on the craft of bookbinding. It deals in great detail with what used to be called the "letterpress and stationery" branches of the trade and includes sections on finishing and design. The detailed description of binding materials and technique also provide invaluable insight for the conservation of both hand- and machinebound books.

Robert Hale 9780709058205 Pub Date: 1/1/96 $32.50/$35.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 220 pages Carton Qty: 32 Technology & Engineering / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades TEC040000 5.400 in W | 8.500 in H | 0.800 in T | 0.810 lb Wt 137mm W | 216mm H | 20mm T | 367g Wt

Relief Printmaking
A Manual of Techniques Colin Walkin

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This is a step-by-step guide to a broad range of printing methods. Drawing skills and artistic training are not essential, and further techniques are described in detail such as paper blocks; linocuts and wood engravings; printing with or without a press; and advice on inks, papers, and equipment available to the modem printer. A selection of projects help to introduce the various methods available to the printer.

Crowood Press 9781861260710 Pub Date: 2/1/97 $32.95/$39.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 176 pages Carton Qty: 16 Crafts & Hobbies / Printmaking CRA029000 7.300 in W | 9.400 in H | 0.560 in T | 1.130 lb Wt 185mm W | 239mm H | 14mm T | 513g Wt

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Interactive Mini Scrapbooks
Kathy Orta Files

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Showing crafters how to create abundant space for photographs in a compact-size album, this guide uses space-saving techniques, including hidden hinges, pockets, pull-outs, and tags, to create small gifts that function not only as scrapbooks, but also as home décor pieces that can be put on display. Through step-bystep instructions and diagrams, the book teaches the hidden hinge system, which enhances keepsake albums by making them more interactive and professional and which allows crafters to leave standard ring bindings behind. Perfect for wedding gifts, baby showers, birthdays, and many other occasions, these mini scrapbook designs accommodate dozens of photos and various textures and will keep viewers wanting more with every turn of the page. Preserving memories has never been more fun.
Annie's 9781596358171 Pub Date: 9/1/13 $14.95/$17.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 32 pages Carton Qty: 72 Crafts & Hobbies / Scrapbooking CRA052000 8.500 in W | 11.750 in H | 0.280 lb Wt 216mm W | 298mm H | 127g Wt

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Kathy Orta Files is a paper craft teacher and blogger. She gives workshops on scrapbooking, creating 3-D paper projects, and making home décor pieces, and she has designed for Cricut at Provo Craft events. She lives in Pensacola, Florida.

The Art of Throwing
Alex McErlain

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New in paperback, this manual is aimed at both potters and pottery enthusiasts, explaining not only how clay pots are made, but why they are made and the factors that influence the way they look Throwing is more than a technique: in order for thrown pots to have meaning, it is vital that the integral role played by materials, process, context, and precedent is considered. This book places the practical nature of throwing pots into a wider perspective, beginning with a look at some historical examples that provide an inspiring background to the study. It then analyzes throwing as a form of expression, exploring ideas and the way artists develop them. The core of the book examines the processes, including clay preparation, beginning throwing, and developing skills. Step-by-step color photos follow the throwing of various pot types and capture delicate methods, such as the pulling of a handle. Lavish photos of finished work and interviews with leading potters then demonstrate the diverse ways in which throwing is used and the opportunities it presents. Learning the potter's language ...

Crowood Press 9781847972163 Pub Date: 5/1/11 $29.95/$32.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 176 pages Carton Qty: 18 Crafts & Hobbies / Pottery & Ceramics CRA028000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.500 in T | 1.340 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 13mm T | 608g Wt

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Alex McErlain teaches three-dimensional design at an art college. He continues to practice as a studio potter and has exhibited his own work widely, as well as curating exhibitions of studio ceramics.

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Advanced Pottery
Linda Bloomfield

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With examples from leading potters around the world, a practical guide to the latest techniques for potters, teachers, students, and anyone interested in working with clays and glazes Describing and illustrating the latest pottery techniques, particularly for making large or complex pots, this book shows work from a cross-section of different studio potters and the materials, tools, and methods they use. It focuses on advanced techniques, including throwing on the wheel, hand building, coiling, slabbing, making and using molds, and altering thrown work. Clays and glazes are explained in detail, highlighting the many different colors obtainable and giving recipes and methods for creating and modifying glazes. Firing techniques are also covered and instructions for building a fast-fire kiln are included.

Robert Hale 9780709087724 Pub Date: 9/1/11 $49.95/$54.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 192 pages Carton Qty: 10 Art / Ceramics ART045000 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.800 in T | 2.330 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 20mm T | 1,057g Wt

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Linda Bloomfield originally trained as a materials scientist and worked as a scientific researcher. She now runs her own studio pottery business and sells her thrown tableware through shops and galleries internationally. She writes regularly for Ceramic Review.

Copic Coloring Guide Level 2: Nature
Colleen Schaan, Marianne Walker

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Containing informative and educational material for using the popular Copic markers, this guide presents card designs and instructions in an easy-to-follow format filled with tips for expanding coloring skills. The sample projects provide examples of the most current and popular card-making techniques used by paper crafters today. Ideal for card makers, coloring artists, and drawing enthusiasts, this book features advice from a Copic certified instructor on advanced blending techniques, working with digital images, and how to follow the Copic numbering system. A CD of images to color is included in the package.

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Annie's 9781596354098 Pub Date: 4/1/12 $14.95/$17.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 64 pages Carton Qty: 1 Crafts & Hobbies / Papercrafts CRA025000 Series: Copic Coloring Guide 8.500 in W | 10.750 in H 216mm W | 273mm H

Colleen Schaan is a regional Copic certification instructor and team member of the Fine Art Education program for the southeast coast. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Marianne Walker is the product director for Imagination International, Inc., where she develops product publications and certification manuals. She lives in Springfield, Oregon. They are the coauthors of Copic Coloring Guide.

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Copic Coloring Guide Level 3: People
Colleen Schaan, Marianne Walker

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For artists looking to improve and broaden their knowledge and skills coloring with Copic markers, this third volume in the Copic Coloring Guide series is a must-have reference manual for coloring every aspect of people and faces for stamped images. Detailed step-by-step tutorials demonstrate advanced techniques for coloring faces, hair, and clothing to give unique personality to each drawing. Expert tips for coloring eyes and lips and adding shading around facial features are explained in an easy-to-understand manner, while the theory behind creating lifelike skin tones and the secrets to creating youthful or aged faces are also revealed. Artists will discover how to pick the perfect hair color and create highlights, waves, and curls; techniques for creating texture in clothing from stripes and plaids to pleats and folds, and even the look of washed denim, are also provided. A CD-ROM containing all of the tutorial images is included.

Annie's 9781596354807 Pub Date: 11/1/12 $14.95/$17.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 64 pages Carton Qty: 60 Crafts & Hobbies / Papercrafts CRA025000 Series: Copic Coloring Guide 8.500 in W | 10.750 in H 216mm W | 273mm H

Author Bio
Colleen Schaan is a regional Copic certification instructor and team member of the Fine Art Education program for the southeast coast. She is the author of numerous Copic technique articles for CardMaker magazine. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Marianne Walker is the product director for Imagination International, Inc., where she develops product publications and certification manuals. She is the author of A Beginner's Guide to Lighting and Shadows & Shading. She lives in Springfield, Oregon. They are the coauthors of Copic Coloring Guide and Copic Coloring Guide Level 2: Nature.

Copic Coloring Guide Level 4: Fine Details
Colleen Schaan, Marianne Walker

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The important finishing details that will complete an image and give it a polished, professional look are highlighted in this fourth installment of the Copic Coloring Guide series. The crafting handbook discusses light source indepth, from highlights to shadows and shading, and provides step-by-step tutorials for adding details with the Multiliner pen and creating backgrounds with the Airbrush System. It also teaches techniques for no-line stamping, faux watercoloring, and using Copics with other coloring mediums. A final tutorial section pulls all of the learned skills together with helpful tips and suggestions that include coloring detailed images, keeping coloring consistent throughout an image, and marker control. All of the hand-drawn images from the book are included on the accompanying CD-ROM, and the images from the tutorials can be printed so crafters can apply the lessons from the book to the image before them, in addition to extra sample projects from artists to further inspire and instruct crafters.

Annie's 9781596355750 Pub Date: 9/1/13 $14.95/$17.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 64 pages Carton Qty: 60 Crafts & Hobbies / Papercrafts CRA025000 Series: Copic Coloring Guide 8.500 in W | 10.750 in H 216mm W | 273mm H

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Colleen Schaan is a regional Copic certification instructor and team member of the Fine Art Education program for the southeast coast. She is the author of numerous Copic technique articles for CardMaker magazine. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Marianne Walker is the product director for Imagination International, Inc., where she develops product publications and certification manuals. She is the author of A Beginner's Guide to Lighting and Shadows & Shading. She lives in Springfield, Oregon. They are the coauthors of Copic Coloring Guide, Copic Coloring Guide Level 2: Nature, and Copic Coloring Guide Level 3: People.

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Get Started with Origami
Robert Harbin

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Revised by David Brill, of the British Origami Society, this edition includes new diagrams for the reader to follow to make new models This pioneering book provides a comprehensive introduction to a simple and inexpensive-yet creative and absorbing-art form. It includes a complete history of the art of paper folding, from its 12th century origins, information on the essentials of the art, and diagrams with clear and easy-to-follow instructions to create a range of models. Readers will learn to make houses, boats, samurai hats, gondolas, frogs, bat masks, Christmas trees, squirrels, elephants, swans, churches, lamps, and more.

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Hodder & Stoughton 9781444103762 Pub Date: 4/1/11 $16.95 Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 202 pages Carton Qty: 40 Crafts & Hobbies / Origami CRA023000 Series: Teach Yourself 5.00 W | 8.00 H | 0.50 T 5W | 8H | 1T

Robert Harbin (1909-1978) was a writer, a magician who invented a number of classic illusions, and an origami enthusiast whose titles include Origami Step-by-Step and Secrets of Origami.

Clean & Simple Cards
Quick, Easy Projects that Celebrate the Basics of Design Theory Tami Mayberry

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The classic simplicity of minimalist card design can be unexpectedly complex, and this guide to the popular style helps paper crafters meet the challenge of understated sophistication in cards. More than 45 card designs are provided, with full instructions and close-ups that display card details, and the book includes source lists for recommended supplies to replicate the designs at home. The uncomplicated projects make the book suitable for beginners, and more advanced crafters will appreciate the outline of design theory that enriches their existing card-making experience. The basic tools and techniques of card creation are also covered, from stamping to hand-coloring.
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Tami Mayberry is a designer and an illustrator. Her handmade cards were published in the premiere issue of CardMaker magazine, and since then more than 100 of her cards have been accepted for publication in numerous magazines and idea books. She lives in Lonedell, Missouri.

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Spellbinders Nestabilities: Basics & Beyond
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This showcase of intricate paper craft projects will tempt crafters to create new designs with the popular Nestabilities die-cut paper sets. Patterns for cards, party favors, gift wrap, invitations, package toppers, ornaments, and more are detailed, with an array of options for variations. There are projects at every skill level for a variety of significant events-birthdays, winter holidays, new baby, and significant life moments. Each chapter offers different style choices including contemporary and fun, sophisticated and elegant, and vintage/shabby chic. Easy-to-follow instructions, complete materials lists, and professionally styled photos make exploring new paper craft ideas quick, fun, and foolproof.

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Annie's 9781596353596 Pub Date: 1/7/11 $14.95/$17.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 64 pages Carton Qty: 60 Crafts & Hobbies / Papercrafts CRA025000 8.500 in W | 10.750 in H | 0.200 in T 216mm W | 273mm H | 5mm T

DRG Publishing is a leader in craft-book publications and includes the imprints American School of Needlework, Annie's Attic, House of White Birches, and the Needlecraftshop.

Tiny Whittling
More Than 20 Projects to Make Steve Tomashek

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A hip beginner's guide to one of the world's most relaxing, inexpensive, and rewarding hobbies, this handbook puts a modern spin on an ancient craft by teaching readers how to whittle whimsical miniature creatures. With just a sharp knife, a little practice, and the tiniest block of wood, anyone can make a charming carving in less than an hour. Led by an award-winning carver and artist, this manual takes readers through the basics, demonstrating how to carve root vegetables in order to minimize the danger of accidents; readers will create a simple turnip bear or a carrot mouse. As confidence builds, readers graduate to wood, and work through stepby-step instructions accompanied by photographs, enjoying increasingly polished results as they refine their technique. It includes easy-to-use templates and sources for tools and materials, readers will learn how to sand, paint, and decorate their tiny carvings, eventually creating a fox, an owl, a horse, a hen, and even a forest or farmyard setting for their miniature menagerie.

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Steve Tomashek is an artist, photographer, and master carver of miniatures. He is the author of the website Miniature Menagerie, which features animated films of his whittling and his collection of wooden animals. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Coloring Techniques for Card Making
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Introducing current, popular coloring methods for card making, this guide is divided into three instructional chapters that showcase a specific medium-watercolor, colored pencils, and alcohol ink. With an introduction to each medium, every one of the eye-catching designs in this book include a detailed walk through, a materials list, and coloring tips. A special section on how to accentuate designs includes suggested use for glitter pens and gel pens as well as techniques on shading and creating texture. Projects include Fairy Thanks, Meowy Christmas, Geranium Get Well, Secret Fishing Spot, Beary Happy Birthday, Sharing a Cookie, and Special Friends.

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DRG 9781596353084 Pub Date: 8/27/10 $14.95/$17.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 64 pages Carton Qty: 48 Crafts & Hobbies / Papercrafts CRA025000 8.50 W | 10.75 H | 0.20 T 9W | 11H | 0T

DRG Publishing is a leader in craft-book publications and includes the brands American School of Needlework, Annie's Attic, House of White Birches, and The Needlecraftshop.

Sorayama Masterworks
Hajime Sorayama

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The complete works of the acclaimed illustrator best-known for his sexy robots A reference catalog to Sorayama's rich and highly detailed work, this thorough volume presents many new illustrations and is beautifully printed to showcase his extraordinary talent, wondrous imagination, and impeccable skill.

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Edition Skylight 9783037665992 Pub Date: 7/14/10 $50.00/$55.00 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 448 pages Carton Qty: 8 Art / Individual Artists ART016030 7.000 in W | 9.500 in H | 1.500 in T | 3.410 lb Wt 178mm W | 241mm H | 38mm T | 1,547g Wt

Hajime Sorayama is an illustrator known worldwide for his precisely detailed, erotic airbrush portrayals of women and feminine robots. He designed the female borg Romulan for the Star Trek series, provided art for Terminator 3, designed the first generation of Sony AIBO robotic pets, and was one of 25 Japanese artists to be commissed by Nike to create a tribute to the company's White Dunk. His art has been featured in Penthouse and Playboy, and is in the permanent collections of MOMA and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Art Is Every Day
Activities for the Home, Park, Museum, and City Eileen S. Prince

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Art isn't just what you find in a museum, a sculpture park, or a one-period-a-week elementary school curriculum-art is every day. This handy resource offers more than 65 ideas for parents, grandparents, teachers, and others who want to bring meaningful, rich, and fun art experiences into children's lives. The projects are easy to do and require only inexpensive or free materials. Children will: Go on a photographic scavenger hunt looking for forms and shapesWrite a short biography based on a museum portrait using only clues found in the paintingPractice printmaking using Styrofoam platesExplore perspective by following the shapes of buildings viewed from different anglesMake a sand casting on a trip to the beachand moreArt Is Every Day is the perfect resource for parents whose children's school has cut its art program, for grandparents who want to share fun activities with their grandchildren, or for art teachers who would like to support their curriculum with fresh ideas for field trips and homework assignments.

Chicago Review Press 9781569767153 Pub Date: 6/1/12 $16.95/$18.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 224 pages Carton Qty: 52 Grades P And Up Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006000 7.000 in W | 10.000 in H | 0.800 lb Wt 178mm W | 254mm H | 363g Wt

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Eileen S. Prince has been an art education specialist for more than 40 years. She is the author of the bestselling Art Is Fundamental and Art Matters.

You Can Draw Anything
Kim Gamble

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If you look, really look, and see the lines and shapes that things are made of, you can draw anything A popular picture-book illustrator shows kids how they can draw anything they want. Kids will learn that if they can write numbers and the letters A-Z, they can draw anything. With step-by-step guidance, helpful tips, and flip pictures, he shows how to draw animals, faces, bodies, people in action, buildings, machines, and anything else kids can think of. He also covers giving pictures depth, using perspective, and using light and shade. Plenty of stories, jokes, and examples make this approach to drawing intriguing, effective, and fun.

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Allen & Unwin 9781742377988 Pub Date: 4/1/12 $8.99/$9.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 48 pages Carton Qty: 50 Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7 Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006020 8.500 in W | 10.500 in H | 0.440 lb Wt 216mm W | 267mm H | 200g Wt

Kim Gamble is an artist and picture book illustrator. He is the illustrator of the Tashi series and the author of You Can Do Great Lettering.

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Get Started in Drawing
Robin Capon

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Covers everything from the basic techniques to the technicalities of perspective, along with a wealth of creative guidance Suitable for both the complete beginner and those with some prior knowledge of the subject, this guide is full of both inspiration and achievable advice. It offers tips on tackling different subjects, supporting interactive exercises, and sample projects broken down into their composition stages. Drawing is one of the most enjoyable and creative methods of self-expression and is a vital supporting technique for every type of painting and craft. This is a comprehensive course for the beginner as well as a helpful source of reference for those with more experience.

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Hodder & Stoughton 9781444103731 Pub Date: 9/1/11 $19.95 Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 240 pages Carton Qty: 56 Art / Techniques ART010000 Series: Teach Yourself 5.000 in W | 8.000 in H | 0.600 in T | 0.570 lb Wt 127mm W | 203mm H | 15mm T | 259g Wt

Robin Capon is an artist and the author of 20 books on art, including Teach Yourself Drawing and Teach Yourself Watercolour Painting.

Understand Art History
Grant Pooke

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From basic questions of What is art? to style and genre timelines, this comprehensive, unpretentious guide offers readers a solid grounding in art history For readers who want to develop their own opinions on art and hope to get more out of their visits to galleries and exhibitions, this guide provides all they need to know in order to gain confidence in their opinions. It begins by asking the fundamental question What exactly is art? before delving into the main historical approaches and interpretations, such as formalism, postmodernism, and context. The different art periods, styles, and genres are all considered in detail and illustrated with well-known examples, as are painting techniques and the way in which art is presented in museums and galleries.
Hodder & Stoughton 9781444104974 Pub Date: 9/1/11 $19.95 Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 224 pages Carton Qty: 52 Art / History ART015000 Series: Teach Yourself 5.000 in W | 8.000 in H | 0.600 in T | 0.410 lb Wt 127mm W | 203mm H | 15mm T | 186g Wt

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Grant Pooke is an art history program director at a university. Graham Whitham is an art history teacher.

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Degas: The Painter of Modern Life
Memories of Degas George Moore, Walter Sickert, Anna Greutzner Robin...

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Two essays remembering Degas by the most acute observers of the avant-garde art of their time "The one great French painter, perhaps one of the greatest artists the world has ever seen." -Walter Sickert on Degas, 1889 This volume brings together groundbreaking and intensely personal memoirs of Degas, by George Moore, the first writer in English on Impressionism, and Walter Sickert, one of the finest English followers of Degas. Thanks originally to George Moore's pioneering essay "The Painter of Modern Life," Degas was a celebrity in Britain in his lifetime. When Degas died, Moore reprised the essay with some further recollections, in part as a riposte to the memoir published by Degas's great admirer and follower, Walter Sickert. Sickert's essay, sparkling, engaged, witty, and occasionally combative, is among the best of his writings. Together these memoirs represent some of the most vivid responses to Impressionism in English, as well as painting an intimate picture of arguably the most important and most influential-and the most humane-of the painters of the later 19th century...

Pallas Athene 9781843680802 Pub Date: 9/30/11 $18.95/$20.95 Can./£9.99 UK Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 96 pages Carton Qty: 32 Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers BIO001000 5.500 in W | 4.500 in H 140mm W | 114mm H

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George Moore (1852-1933) was an Irish writer of novels, poetry, plays, and art criticism. His first ambition was to be a painter, and he spent much of the 1870s in Paris, where he came to know many of the leading figures in art and literature. Walter Sickert (1860-1942) was an esteemed art critic. He became one of the most powerful followers of Degas in England, and an important link between Impressionism and Modernism. Anna Gruetzner Robins is is the coauthor of Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris 1870-1910 and the author of A Fragile Modernism.

Graffiti Planet
The Best Graffiti from Around the World

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Graffiti or "street art" has been a significant art form for more than 20 years, altering and shaping the urban landscape from Tokyo to Paris, Los Angeles to Sydney, Belfast to Berlin. Ever-changing and evolving, its anonymous, transient nature means it literally can appear one day and disappear the next. Yet out of this shifting mass of spray paint, some true stars have emerged-artists such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Banksy-as well as countless unsung heroes who have taken the form to new heights. This book is a celebration of the endless creativity of the medium, featuring 100 glossy photos of groundbreaking graffiti from around the world, and including an introduction by the editor, Ket. It is a perfect introduction to the subject for anyone excited by this most vibrant and democratic of art forms.

Michael O'Mara 9781843172802 Pub Date: 10/15/07 $15.95/$17.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 128 pages Carton Qty: 40 Art / Art & Politics ART037000 7.50 W | 5.00 H | 0.59 T 8W | 5H | 1T

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KET is a world-renowned graffiti artist, the founder and publisher of Stress magazine, and he launched the world's first Hip Hop journal, Elementary. He lives in New York City.

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Banksy Locations & Tours Volume 1
A Collection of Graffiti Locations and Photographs in London, England Martin Bull Updated and expanded collected works by an urban legend

PM Press 9781604863208 Pub Date: 11/1/11 $20.00/$22.00 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 180 pages Carton Qty: 68 Art / Graffiti & Street Art ART058000 7.000 in W | 5.000 in H | 0.500 in T 178mm W | 127mm H | 13mm T

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In three guided tours, Martin Bull documents 65 London street installations by guerilla art icon Banksy. While newspapers and magazines the world over send their critics to review the latest Damien Hirst show at the Tate Modern, Bull is out taking photos of the legendary political artist's work. This collection of provocative and intriguing examples of street art boasts gorgeous color photos and includes graffiti by many of Banksy's peers, such as Eine, Faile, El Chivo, Arofish, Cept, Space Invader, Blek Le Rat, D*face, and Shepherd Fairey. Volume one of this new edition includes updated locations and an additional 25 photos.

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Martin Bull is a London-based photographer, fan, curator, and promoter of street art.

Katie and the Dinosaurs
James Mayhew

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Entering a door at the Natural History Museum marked "No Admittance," Katie finds herself in the world of the dinosaurs. She helps a baby dinosaur find his family, rides on the back of a Brontosaurus, and has a picnic with a Triceratops. But just what will she feed a very hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex?
Hodder & Stoughton 9781843623960 Pub Date: 9/1/09 $10.95 Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Picture book 32 pages Carton Qty: 100 Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Juvenile Fiction / Animals JUV002060 Series: Katie 10.000 in W | 8.000 in H | 0.200 in T | 0.330 lb Wt 254mm W | 203mm H | 5mm T | 150g Wt

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James Mayhew is a children's author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear, Katie and the Sunflowers, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? In 1994 he received the New York Times Award for one of the 10 best illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

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Katie's Picture Show
James Mayhew

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Katie visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! She spends the day enjoying The Hay Wain by John Constable, Madame Moitessier Seated by Ingres, Les Parapluies by Renoir, Tropical Storm with a Tiger by Rousseau, and Dynamic Suprematism by Kaimir Malevich.
Hodder & Stoughton 9781843623977 Pub Date: 9/1/09 $8.99 Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Picture book 32 pages Carton Qty: 25 Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Juvenile Fiction / Art & Architecture JUV003000 Series: Katie 10.000 in W | 8.000 in H | 0.200 in T | 0.330 lb Wt 254mm W | 203mm H | 5mm T | 150g Wt

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James Mayhew is a children's author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear, Katie and the Sunflowers, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? In 1994 he received the New York Times Award for one of the 10 best illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

Katie and the British Artists
James Mayhew

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Katie just can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery to see five famous paintings by world-renowned British artists might give her some ideas. And can she help the shepherd boy from Constable's The Cornfield round up all those pesky sheep? For almost two decades, the Katie series has been bringing art to life for young children.
Hodder & Stoughton 9781846167379 Pub Date: 6/1/10 $8.99 Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Picture book 32 pages Carton Qty: 50 Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 8 Juvenile Fiction / Art & Architecture JUV003000 Series: Katie 10.000 in W | 8.500 in H | 0.200 in T | 0.340 lb Wt 254mm W | 216mm H | 5mm T | 154g Wt

Author Bio
James Mayhew is a children's author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear, Katie and the Sunflowers, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? In 1994 he received the New York Times Award for one of the 10 best illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

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Katie and the Spanish Princess
James Mayhew

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Katie is very excited-her birthday is coming, and she will be having a fancy dress party! What Katie would like more than anything is to dress up as a princess, but Grandma can't seem to get her costume quite right! Perhaps a trip to the art gallery will provide some inspiration.
Hodder & Stoughton 9781846162480 Pub Date: 11/1/09 $10.99 Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Picture book 32 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Juvenile Fiction / Art & Architecture JUV003000 Series: Katie 10.000 in W | 8.000 in H | 0.200 in T | 0.330 lb Wt 254mm W | 203mm H | 5mm T | 150g Wt

Author Bio
James Mayhew is a children's author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear, Katie and the Sunflowers, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? In 1994 he received the New York Times Award for one of the 10 best illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

The Louvre
Tony Ross

Summary
Enter through the glass pyramid to explore the largest museum in the world. Open an Egyptian sarcophagus, see the Mona Lisa, and discover masterpieces throughout the museum.

Author Bio
Tony Ross is a children's book creator.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851032303 Pub Date: 9/1/12 $11.99/$12.99 Can./£6.99 UK Discount Code: LON Spiral bound / Concealed wire 36 pages Carton Qty: 40 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006040 6.500 in W | 7.000 in H | 0.450 lb Wt 165mm W | 178mm H | 204g Wt

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The Impressionists
Jean-Philippe Chabot

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Discover the painters who became the masters of immediate impressions. Look at the way they saw country and city life, the sea, summer, and winter. Find out more about these magicians of light, who could capture the color of the sky and the fleeting moment with just a few brushstrokes.

Author Bio
Jean-Philippe Chabot is the author of Pablo Picasso, Sculpture, and Vincent van Gogh.
Moonlight Publishing 9781851032969 Pub Date: 6/1/12 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 32 pages Carton Qty: 80 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography JNF007010 6.500 in W | 7.000 in H 165mm W | 178mm H

Paul Gauguin
Jean-Philippe Chabot

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Join Paul Gauguin in Paris at the age of 40, when he decided to become a painter and moved to Britanny. Next follow him to Tahiti, where, as a "naïve painter," he portrayed tropical paradise in startling colors for the rest of his life. A gatefold highlights one of his paintings.

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Jean-Philippe Chabot is a children's book creator.
Moonlight Publishing 9781851033577 Pub Date: 6/1/12 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 32 pages Carton Qty: 40 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography JNF007010 6.500 in W | 7.000 in H | 0.440 lb Wt 165mm W | 178mm H | 200g Wt

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Henri Matisse
Frederic Sorbier

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Discover a great painter who loved shapes and colors. Help him assemble a collage, and step into the sunlit world of his paintings.

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Frédéric Sorbier is a children's book creator.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851032549 Pub Date: 5/1/97 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 32 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography JNF007010 6.50 in W | 7.00 in H | 0.50 in T 165mm W | 178mm H | 13mm T

Pablo Picasso
Jean-Philippe Chabot

Summary
He was a painter, a sculptor, an artist of genius-and he was full of surprises! Learn how he invented Cubism.

Author Bio
Jean-Philippe Chabot is the author of The Impressionists, Sculpture, and Vincent van Gogh.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851032556 Pub Date: 5/1/97 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 32 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography JNF007010 6.500 in W | 7.000 in H | 1.000 lb Wt 165mm W | 178mm H | 454g Wt

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Vincent van Gogh
Jean-Philippe Chabot

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Discover the painter's favorite subjects: sunflowers, his home, the sky, portraits of his friends. See why this artist has become so famous.

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Jean-Philippe Chabot is the author of The Impressionists, Pablo Picasso, and Sculpture.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851032235 Pub Date: 5/1/94 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 34 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography JNF007010 6.50 in W | 7.00 in H | 0.10 in T 165mm W | 178mm H | 3mm T

Landscapes
Tony Ross

Summary
Watch Monet add the finishing touches to a sunrise and wander through a gallery of landscapes by Vermeer, Van Gogh, Hokusai, and Magritte.

Author Bio
Tony Ross is the author of Animals, Paintings, and Portraits.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851031993 Pub Date: 5/1/94 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 36 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006050 6.50 in W | 7.00 in H | 0.50 in T 165mm W | 178mm H | 13mm T

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Paintings
Tony Ross

Summary
Look at the paintings of Bosch, Breugel, Gauguin, and Picasso, and discover how varied the art of painting can be.

Author Bio
Tony Ross is the author of Animals, Landscapes, and Portraits.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851032006 Pub Date: 5/1/94 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 34 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006040 6.500 in W | 7.000 in H | 1.000 lb Wt 165mm W | 178mm H | 454g Wt

Portraits
Tony Ross

Summary
Watch fruit become a face painted by Archimboldo. How did Rembrandt print his self-portrait? Which is the most famous portrait?

Author Bio
Tony Ross is the author of Animals, Landscapes, and Paintings.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851031986 Pub Date: 5/1/94 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 38 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography JNF007010 6.500 in W | 7.000 in H | 1.000 lb Wt 165mm W | 178mm H | 454g Wt

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Sculpture
Jean-Philippe Chabot

Summary
Sculptors use stone, plaster, wood, bronze, and all sorts of other materials to create their stutues.

Author Bio
Jean-Philippe Chabot is the author of The Impressionists, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851032228 Pub Date: 5/1/96 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 36 pages Carton Qty: 32 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006060 6.500 in W | 7.000 in H | 1.000 lb Wt 165mm W | 178mm H | 454g Wt

My First 10 Paintings
Marie Sellier

Summary
Introducing 10 of the most famous artworks of all time, this educational resource helps young art scholars discover masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, Snake Charmer, and Starry Night. Celebrated and world-renowned works of art reveal themselves through cut-out pages that children must keep turning in order to discover the full work of art. Masters such as Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh are just some of the artists featured in this book. Ideal for both the budding artist and young reader, this book is a clever introduction to the world of classic art.

Bright Connections Media 9781622670277 Pub Date: 10/1/13 $18.95/$20.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 48 pages Carton Qty: 25 Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006040 10.000 in W | 10.000 in H 254mm W | 254mm H

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Marie Sellier is the author of several children's art titles, including Cezanne from A to Z, Matisse from A to Z, and Renoir's Colors.

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Animals
Tony Ross

Summary
Who made a fish from wire, a snail from colored paper? Explore a gallery of animals by artists from all over the world.

Author Bio
Tony Ross is the author of Landscapes, Paintings, and Portraits.

Moonlight Publishing 9781851032013 Pub Date: 5/1/94 $11.99/$12.99 Can. Discount Code: LON Spiral bound 36 pages Carton Qty: 56 Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6 Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals JNF003000 6.500 in W | 7.000 in H | 0.450 lb Wt 165mm W | 178mm H | 204g Wt

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Their Lives and Ideas, 24 Activities Carol Sabbeth

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Children will find artistic inspiration as they learn about iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in these imaginative and colorful activities. The art and ideas of Kahlo and Rivera are explored through projects that include painting a self-portrait Kahlo-style, creating a mural with a social message like Rivera, making a Day of the Dead ofrenda, and crafting an Olmec head carving. Vibrant illustrations throughout the book include Rivera's murals and paintings, Kahlo's dreamscapes and self-portraits, pre-Columbian art and Mexican folk art, as well as many photographs of the two artists. Children will learn that art is more than just pretty pictures; it can be a way to express the artist's innermost feelings, a source of everyday joy and fun, an outlet for political ideas, and an expression of hope for a better world. Sidebars will introduce children to other Mexican artists and other notable female artists. A time line, listings of art museums and places where Kahlo and Rivera's art can be viewed, and a list of relevant websites complete this cross-cultural art experience.

Chicago Review Press 9781556525698 Pub Date: 8/1/05 $17.95/$25.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 160 pages Carton Qty: 26 Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 And Up Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places JNF038070 Series: For Kids series 11.000 in W | 8.500 in H | 0.400 in T | 1.230 lb Wt 279mm W | 216mm H | 10mm T | 558g Wt

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Carol Sabbeth presents art workshops to children and teachers throughout the United States. She also impersonates famous female artists in storytelling performances to bring their artistry to life. She teaches at the American School of Paris's summer program, and is the author of Crayons and Computers, Kids' Computer Creations, and Monet and the Impressionists for Kids.

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Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kids
Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities Carol Sabbeth

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Swirling, curling brushstrokes. Vivid colors. Thick layers of paint. These are the hallmarks of a painting by Vincent van Gogh, whose work his fellow artist Paul Cézanne once called "that of a madman." But Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kids moves beyond the image of the mad pauper to reveal a complex young man who loved nature and reading, spoke four languages, and enjoyed a successful career as a gallery salesman before embarking on studies as a minister and, finally, finding his calling as an artist. Kids journey from the Netherlands to Paris to southern France as they learn about van Gogh's friendships with four other like-minded painters who admired but were determined to depart from Impressionism: Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, Émile Bernard, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Aspiring artists and history buffs learn not only how these Post-Impressionists' daring shapes, colors, and techniques distinguished their work from what was painted before but also how the men helped one another and whether or not they always got along. Twenty-one creative projects bring his...

Chicago Review Press 9781569762752 Pub Date: 5/1/11 $17.95/$19.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 144 pages Carton Qty: 30 Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 And Up Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006040 Series: For Kids series 11.000 in W | 8.500 in H | 0.400 in T | 1.220 lb Wt 279mm W | 216mm H | 10mm T | 553g Wt

Author Bio
Carol Sabbeth is the author of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Monet and the Impressionists for Kids, and Crayons and Computers. She presents art workshops to children and teachers throughout the United States.

Monet and the Impressionists for Kids
Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities Carol Sabbeth

Summary
A lifelong love of art is one of the greatest gifts an adult can bestow on a child-and no period of art is better loved or more available to children than Impressionism. Monet and the Impressionists for Kids invites children to delight in Cassatt's mothers and children, Renoir's dancing couples, and Gaugin's island scenes; 21 activities explore Monet's quick shimmering brush strokes, Cezanne's brilliant rectangles of color, Seurat's pointillism, and Degas' sculpture-like circles of dancers. Kids will learn how the artists' friendships sustained them through repeated rejection by the Parisian art world, and how they lived, painted, and thrilled to the vibrant life of Paris at the approach of the 20th century. A resource section guides readers to important museums and Web sites around the world.

Chicago Review Press 9781556523977 Pub Date: 4/1/02 $17.95/$26.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 152 pages Carton Qty: 30 Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 And Up Juvenile Nonfiction / Art JNF006050 Series: For Kids series 11.000 in W | 8.500 in H | 0.640 in T | 1.110 lb Wt 279mm W | 216mm H | 16mm T | 503g Wt

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Carol Sabbeth is the author of Kids' Computer Creations and Crayons and Computers. A long-time art educator, she currently teaches art workshops for children. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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How to Talk to Children About Art
FranCoise Barbe-Gall

Summary
Anticipating how kids react to paintings by artists as diverse as Botticelli, Vermeer, Degas, Chagall, and Pollack, this resource for adults who want children to love and understand art prepares them for the types of questions kids ask. Providing parents and teachers with valuable tips for making any visit to a museum with children a success, this guide offers a great primer or refresher course on art history, allowing adults to confidently answer common questions, such as why some paintings are signed and others are not, some pictures are small and others are very large, and why the Dutch paint so much fruit. Questions and answers about 30 well-known paintings provide historical background, explain genres such as still life and portrait, and demystify religious and mythological themes. Color-coded tabs let adults flip to sections appropriate to the ages of their children (5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13+ years).

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Françoise Barbe-Gall is a lecturer in art history at l'Ecole du Louvre in Paris, France.
Chicago Review Press 9781556525803 Pub Date: 11/1/05 $18.95/$20.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 208 pages Carton Qty: 30 Grades K to 12 Education / Teaching Methods & Materials EDU029050 5.500 in W | 8.500 in H | 0.500 in T | 0.810 lb Wt 140mm W | 216mm H | 13mm T | 367g Wt

Art Matters
Strategies, Ideas, and Activities to Strengthen Learning Across the Curriculum Eileen S. Prince

Summary
This collection of ideas and lesson plans will help classroom and homeschool teachers integrate art into their general curriculum. These inventive and effective methods use the visual arts to inspire creative writing and drama; explore math, music, science, and history; and cultivate critical thinking skills. Art instructors will learn strategies for incorporating other areas of study into the art classroom. Ranging from thought-provoking suggestions to concrete, hands-on lesson plans, these activities include an extensive resource list for classroom teachers without an art background.
Chicago Review Press 9781569761298 Pub Date: 3/1/02 $27.95/$41.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 192 pages Carton Qty: 32 Education / Teaching Methods & Materials EDU029050 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.440 in T | 0.500 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 11mm T | 227g Wt

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Eileen Prince is an art specialist at Sycamore School for the Gifted and has received national recognition for her art curriculum. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Art Is Fundamental
Teaching the Elements and Principles of Art in Elementary School Eileen S. Prince

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This comprehensive art curriculum can easily be integrated into any teacher's existing instruction and provides thrilling and rewarding projects for elementary art students, including printmaking techniques, tessellations, watercolors, calligraphic lines, organic form sculptures, and value collages. Detailed lessons-developed and tested in classrooms over many years-build on one another in a logical progression and explore the elements of texture, color, shape, line, form, and value, and principles such as balance (formal, informal and radial,) unity, contrast, movement, distortion, emphasis, pattern and rhythm. Each lesson also represents an interdisciplinary approach that improves general vocabulary and supports science, math, social studies, and language arts. Though written for elementary school teachers, it can be easily condensed and adapted for middle or even high school students. A beautiful eight-page color insert demonstrates just how sophisticated young children's art can be when kids are given the opportunity to develop their skills.

Chicago Review Press 9781569762165 Pub Date: 7/1/08 $19.95/$21.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 200 pages Carton Qty: 36 Education / Teaching Methods & Materials EDU029050 8.500 in W | 11.000 in H | 0.420 in T | 1.020 lb Wt 216mm W | 279mm H | 11mm T | 463g Wt

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Eileen S. Prince has been an art specialist in the Indianapolis-area schools since 1970 and is the author of the bestselling Art Matters.

Inspiration for Artists
Emily Darcy

Summary
Wit and wisdom from some of the world's greatest artists "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso A picture paints a thousand words, but sometimes even the most creative people need help to get their artistic juices flowing. This little book, filled with the wit and wisdom of some of the world's most renowned painters, sculptors, and other visual artists, is sure to provide inspiration for all who make the world a more beautiful place through their art.
Summersdale 9781849532150 Pub Date: 9/1/13 $7.95/$8.95 Can. Discount Code: LON Hardback / Cloth over boards 96 pages Carton Qty: 0 Art / Reference ART025000 3.750 in W | 5.000 in H 95mm W | 127mm H

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Emily Darcy is a gift book author.

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