Art Essentials Series

Art Essentials Series

  • Front of Art Essentials: Abstract Art Pages from Art Essentials: Abstract Art

    Art Essentials: Abstract Art

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    While it is considered by many artists to be a pure and simplistic form of expression, abstract art is also often thought of as vague or exceedingly theoretical. This new installment in the Art Essentials  series demystifies the concept and history...
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  • Front of book Art Essentials: Street Art Pages from Art Essentials: Street Art

    Art Essentials: Street Art

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    Street art is a phenomenon and subculture movement that reaches from the darkest urban backstreets to the most glamorous international art  fairs. Despite having earned a place in the canon of twentieth-century  art history, its qualifications...
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  • Art Essentials: Impressionism, front of book Pages from Art Essentials: Impressionism

    Art Essentials: Impressionism

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    It is often forgotten just how provocative and unsettling impressionist canvases seemed when they were first exhibited in 1874. Critics,  professional artists, and gallery visitors alike were shocked to  encounter the unorthodox paintings on...
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  • Art Essentials: Pop Art, front of book Pages from Art Essentials: Pop Art

    Art Essentials: Pop Art

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    Pop Art refers to a post-war movement connecting art with  popular culture. Billboard signs, comic books, and movie stars were just  some of the subjects chosen by pop artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy  Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and...
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  • Art Essentials: Modern Art, front of book Art Essentials: Modern Art, pages from book

    Art Essentials: Modern Art

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    Modern Art guides the reader through individual movements  from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situated within five broader  chronological eras. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, art historian  Amy Dempsey explains the essentials of...
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  • Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures, front of book Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures, inside of book

    Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures

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    Looking at pictures can be an exciting or moving experience, but some pictures—often the most rewarding—require some explanation before they can be fully understood. Delving into the origins, designs, and themes  of over one hundred...
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  • Art Essentials: Surrealism, front Art Essentials: Surrealism, inside pages

    Art Essentials: Surrealism

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    Surrealism was launched as a literary and artistic movement by French  poet Andre Breton in 1924, and by the time of his death in 1966 it had  become one of the most popular and recognizable art movements of the  twentieth century...
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  • Art Essentials: Symbols In Art, front Art Essentials: Symbols In Art, inside pages

    Art Essentials: Symbols In Art

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    Iconography, or the study of symbols—be they animals, artifacts, plants,  geometric shapes, or gestures—is an essential aspect of interpreting  art. One of the most consistent features of human society throughout  time has been the use of...
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  • Art Essentials: Key Moments In Art, front Art Essentials: Key Moments In Art, inside pages

    Art Essentials: Key Moments In Art

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    Art lovers can list history’s most important art objects, but what many  don’t know are the dramatic, funny, and sometimes bizarre stories behind  these most famous works. Spanning the last 500 years of art history,  this book revisits...
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  • Cover of the book "Women Artists" by Flavia Frigeri Interior of the book "Women Artists" by Flavia Frigeri

    Art Essentials: Women Artists

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    By Flavia Frigeri In 1971, in an essay that has now become one of the touchstones of feminist art history, Linda Nochlin raised the question heard round the world: “Why have there been no great women artists?” Since the 1970s, as a result of this kind of...
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