Having spent 30 years making beautiful pots, de Waal has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story.
Introduction to Drawing covers basic techniques for you to learn how to draw simple and complex shapes, create depth and perspective, master composition and produce life drawings across a range of subject matter.
Stress Less Coloring: Paisley Patterns helps you manage your worries in a fun, creative, and relaxing way. By concentrating on coloring and shading each of the 100 paisley patterns, you'll calm your mind and let go of any tension you may be feeling.
The latest book by the author of The Sunday Times Bestseller, Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom. Millie's new book whisks you away to the swaying grasslands of the savannahs, not only in Africa, but also Asia and Australia. The baobab trees and tall grasses are the backdrop to a world of wonderful creatures. Colour in the crocodile and kangaroo, oryx and ostrich, dazzling zebras and leaping gazelles. A feast of beautiful illustration, invitingly laid out for the reader to colour in or add their own drawing. Millie's work has fuelled the rediscovered art of colouring in and her latest book will satisfy her biggest fans, and gain her some more. A wonderful book for those thousands of devotees of mindful colouring in.
Originally published by the Standard Bank as part of a curated exhibition in May 2011, this prestigious volume celebrates the life and works of Peter Clarke (1929û2014), one of South AfricaÆs foremost artists. A mere 500 copies were originally published, all taken up at the exhibition, and continued demand has led to its re-release.
Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with fresh, brilliant ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile? This book provides basic practices and processes that allow your talents to flourish, and which we can adopt - no matter what we do - to help us achieve extraordinary things too.
Part of a series which provides information in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. This book explores the spirit of optimism and the fervent consumerism.
Featuring interviews and research, the author describes the great works by Warhol, Lichtenstein and other key figures, but also re-examines the movement for the 21st century and asks if it is still art? He reveals a global story, tracing Pop's surprising origins in 19th-century Paris to uncovering the forgotten female artists of the 1960s.
Founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the original Pre-Raphaelites were joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form a seven-member "brotherhood". This book examines the group's emergence, development, influence, and subsequent demise.