"This is an outstanding text for teachers and students." -- The Studio This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau explores a tremendous variety of ancient and modern works: the Parthenon friezes, Italian mosaics, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Gothic stonemasons' marks of France and Germany as well as paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, and Pollock. His insightful expositions cast new light on such well-known works as Raphael's "The School of Athens," Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," Rubens' "Descent from the Cross," and Renoir's "Le Moulin de la Galette." Advancing step by step through each painter's vast body of work, the survey highlights new contributions from each period and artist. Every analysis is conducted according to strict methods, placing the work within the intellectual atmosphere of its time. Original, informative, and stimulating, The Painter's Secret Geometry reveals the framework of art as well as its most profound and secret poetry. This new edition of the cult classic is a vade mecum for any student of art history or artistic composition. "I found the material presented in this book to be fascinating. Though originally published in the 1960's it's tenets hold up well. It would lend itself well to an art history course or to anyone interested in the concepts outlines." -- Tacoma Public Library
Автор: MacKinley Название: Modern Mexican Painters ISBN: 0486260283 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486260280 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1485 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Definitive introduction to great artistic movements of 20s and 30s. Discussion of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Galvan, Cantu, Meza, many others. 95 illus.
Автор: Rich, Jack C. Название: The Materials and Methods of Sculpture ISBN: 0486257428 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486257426 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1564 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Promises to become a standard reference book." -- "The Art Digest." Exhaustive, profusely illustrated guide to all of the technical aspects of sculpting in stone, metal, wood, and other materials. The author expertly covers casting, surface treatment, exotic materials such as amber, coal, and even butter Much more. 281 illustrations.
Автор: Etter Howard Название: Perspective for Painters ISBN: 0486466604 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486466606 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1407 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Most books on perspective deal with drawing -- this outstanding guide focuses on painting. Avoiding cut-and-dried rules, the authors explore a multitude of methods to help painters create three-dimensional realities on a two-dimensional canvas. Beginning with light, cone of vision, and viewing distance, they broaden their scope to picture planes, station and vanishing points, plus other fascinating topics. 200 illustrations.
Автор: Coggins Jack Название: Marine Painter`s Guide ISBN: 0486449742 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486449746 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1172 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Covering a wide variety of maritime subjects, this book offers invaluable instruction on portraying everything from docks to sea gulls.
Tempera painting, the method in which colors are mixed with some binding material other than oil (primarily egg yolk), is the earliest type of painting known to man. The wall paintings of ancient Egypt and Babylon are tempera, as are many of the paintings of Giotto, Lippi, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, and many other masters. But in spite of the time-proven excellence of this technique -- which boasts many clear advantages over oil paint -- it does not receive the degree of attention from modern painters that it deserves. Part of the explanation for this neglect, surely, is the absence of sufficient information about the materials and procedures involved in tempera painting. The present volume, in fact, is virtually the only complete, authoritative, step-by-step treatment of the subject in the English language, D.V. Thompson wrote this book after an exhaustive study, over many years, of countless medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the British Museum and elsewhere, and is unquestionably the world's leading authority on tempera materials and processes. Beginning with an introductory chapter on the uses and limitations of tempera, the author covers such topics as the choice of material for the panel; propensities of various woods; preparing the panel for gilding; making the gesso mixture; methods of applying the gesso; planning the design of a tempera painting; use of tinted papers; application of metals to the panel; tools for gliding; handling and laying gold; combination gold and silver leafing; pigments and brushes; choice of palette; mixing the tempera; tempering and handling the colors; techniques of the actual painting; mordant gilding; permanence of tempera painting; varnishing; and artificial emulsion painting. The drawings and diagrams, illustrating the various materials and techniques, infinitely increase the clarity of the discussions. As a careful exposition of all aspects of authentic tempera painting, including many of the possible modern uses for this ancient method, this book actually stands alone. No one who is interested in tempera painting as a serious pursuit can afford to be without it.
Автор: Protter Eric Название: Painters on Painting ISBN: 0486299414 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486299419 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1250 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Famous artists discuss their aims, methods and techniques, other artists, much more in unique compilation spanning seven centuries of Western art. Michelangelo’s account of painting the Sistine Chapel, Picasso’s motivation for creating "Guernica," Chagall’s explanation of his symbo
Описание: Eastlake was the president of the British Royal Academy and director of the National Gallery in London; these positions, together with his own painting career, provided him access to the vast array of paintings that formed the basis for his study. This Dover reprint contains both volumes of his 1847