• Art: general interest (Children's/YA)
      September 2014

      Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists

      by Marion Deuchars

      In this imaginative activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers discover new ways of making art by being introduced to 18 great artists, learning about the methods, materials and ideas that made up their masterpieces and how these can be applied to one's own creations. Grouped into sections by artist, each one unfolds a series of creative projects in drawing, painting, printing and collage based on the artist's own methods and materials. At the end of the book is a series of biographies about each artist providing the background on how they became artistic geniuses. Take your pencil for a walk in the spirit of Paul Klee, experiment with colour and texture like Joan Miró or create your own surrealist-inspired artwork like Salvador Dalí.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)
      August 2011

      Let's Make Some Great Art

      by Marion Deuchars

      In this interactive colouring and activity book, Marion Deuchars takes the broad canvas of ART and fills it with drawings and activities that let you discover what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for you and what it has meant for people through the ages. This book is packed with stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination. You can complete the Mona Lisa's smile, or design your own Jackson Pollock-inspired work with a marble, a tray, some paint and paper. There are step-by-step instructions for how to draw a bird and how to give it an expression, as well a foolproof method for drawing a bicycle. Aimed at children aged eight and older, the emphasis is on fun and making the creation of art a big part of the way you express yourself.

    • History
      December 2015

      Rembrandt

      The Painter Thinking

      by Ernst van de Wetering

      Even during the artist’s lifetime, contemporary art lovers considered Rembrandt van Rijn to be an exceptional artist. In this revelatory sequel to the acclaimed Rembrandt: The Painter at Work, renowned Rembrandt authority Ernst van de Wetering investigates precisely why the artist, from a very early age, was praised by prominent connoisseurs. He argues that Rembrandt, from his very first endeavors in painting, embarked on a journey past all the foundations of the art of painting that, according to (up till now misinterpretated) contemporary written sources, were considered essential in the seventeenth century. Rembrandt never stopped searching for solutions to the pictorial problems that confronted him; this led over time to radical changes in course that can’t simply be attributed to stylistic evolution or natural development. In a quest as rigorous and novel as the artist’s, Van de Wetering reveals how Rembrandt became the best painter the world had ever seen. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, this groundbreaking exploration reconstructs Rembrandt’s closely guarded theories and methods, shedding new light both on the artist’s exceptional accomplishments and on the practice of painting in the Dutch Golden Age.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2014

      A Guide to the Modern and Contemporary Art Market

      Including Interviews with the Main International Players

      by Chiara Zampetti Egidi

      The only 'Guide to the Modern and Contemporary art market' of this kind. It is supported by the interviews to over 20 leading art market players (auction house directors, gallerists, art advisors, collectors...). In the appendix there are a lot of useful information, such as a precious dictionary of terms. It is thought for collectors, art investors, artists, journalists, curators, art market players, students and the general public. guidaalmercatodellarte.it

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)
      September 2012

      Let's Make Some Great Fingerprint Art

      by Marion Deuchars

      In this entertaining activity book, Marion Deuchars shows how different art effects can be achieved by using fingers and ink only. Packed with stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination, Let's Make Some Great Fingerprint Art shows how to make letters, patterns, animals, characters and even whole works of art from your fingerprints. This follow-up to the hugely successful Let's Make Some Great Art will appeal to artists aged six and upwards. Let the inky fingers begin!

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      I Love Music: All About Musical Instruments Then and Now

      by Baby Professor

      Musical instruments come in all shapes and sizes! Some look very different, while others look very similar. As such, written definitions are not enough to point out which is which; and that's where picture books step in. Within the pages of this book, you will be educated on the different musical instruments. You will be surprised to see new finds too! Buy a copy now!</p

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      World's Greatest Hits: Songs That Rock The Ages

      by Baby Professor

      Songs are reflections of the writers' emotions, culture and ideas too. You would notice that each genre evolved from a specific period of time. Lyrics and melodies also change through the years. This book details some of the best songs the world has ever heard. If you look closely, you will see patterns that will make you understand and appreciate music more. Reserve your copy today!</p

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Catching a Wave - A Child's Understanding of Sounds for Kids - Children's Acoustics & Sound Books

      by Baby Professor

      What are those sounds we hear and how do we hear them? This book will provide a complex definition of sounds but with information presented in a child-friendly format. Such layout will encourage reading and complete understanding. Whoever said science is boring should take a look at the inside of this book! Grab a copy today!</p

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Josef Herman in Wales

      by Carolyn. Davies

    • Drawing & drawings

      Josef Herman in Wales

      Artpack

      by Carolyn. Davies

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Drawing is a Class Act, Years 3-4

      A Skills Based Approach to Drawing

      by Meg Fabian

      Drawing is a Class Act, Years 3–4 provides a structured approach to the development of drawing skills. Using a skills-based approach to teaching drawing will raise standards in art and more importantly, pupils' self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will help promote high standards iin other curriculum areas. It is aimed at supporting non-specialist teachers, but more experienced art teachers will find it useful too. The book clearly sets out the progression of skills to be taught, gives examples of how the skills can be applied and contains clearly laid-out lesson plans and examples of pupils' artwork. Drawing is a Class Act was Winner of Best Curriculum Material in the Global Learning Initiative Awards at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2006.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Mary Lloyd Jones - Enfys O Liwiau

      by Carolyn Davies

      A stylish non-fiction account of the work of artist Mary Lloyd Jones. A Welsh adaptation of All the Colour of Light. From a young age Mary always knew that she was born to draw and paint. She absorbed all the sights and sounds around her, the marks left by mining and farming, the design of the great-grandmother's quilt, and the mysterious tales of the local storytellers.

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      How to Be Brilliant at Making Books.

      by Irene. Yates

      How to be Brilliant at Making Books gives children a greater appreciation and awareness of audience and helps them to develop their own critical evaluation skills. The 40 reproducible worksheets in this book encourage a wide range of skills; composing, creating, publishing and responding to print. The technological side of book production involves lots of problem solving and engages children in gathering information, prioritizing, negotiating, decision-making and evaluating.

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      Creative Development

      by Mavis Brown

      Creative Development contains over 150 creative activity ideas, grouped by popular topics. The activities encourage children to explore different art media and materials, recognize and explore sounds, use their imagination, and express and communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings using dance, movement, art, music and imaginative play. The easy-to-use layout of the book makes it ideal for planning. Group size, level of difficulty and time required clearly indicated, Extension suggestions and links to home extend the ideas further. These fun, easy-to-use ideas can be used in all early years settings, from preschools and nurseries to reception classes and day nurseries.

    • Education

      Creative Activities for the Early Years

      Thematic Art and Music Activities

      by Barbara. Melling

      Creative Activities for the Early Years contains over 160 art and craft activities for use with children aged 0-5. These tried and tested activites, which include songs, rhymes, and story suggestions, are ideal for use in all early years settings from preschools, nurseries and reception classes through to mums and toddlers groups, day centres and at home.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      All the Colours of Light

      by Carolyn. Davies

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      David Nash

      Dyn Y Coed

      by Carolyn Davies

      An inspiring artbook for children which serves as an introduction to the work of the sculptor David Nash. David Nash's sculptures travel the world, but this internationally acclaimed artist has chosen to live and work in Wales. Some of the artworks closest to his heart grow in his woodlands at Cae'n y Coed, planted, nurtured and tended throughout David's long career.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      Drawing is a Class Act, Years 5-6

      A Skills Based Approach to Drawing

      by Meg Fabian

      Drawing is a Class Act, Years 5-6 provides a structured approach to the development of drawing skills. Using a skills-based approach to teaching drawing will raise standards in art and more importantly, pupils' self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will help promote high standards iin other curriculum areas. It is aimed at supporting non-specialist teachers, but more experienced art teachers will find it useful too. The book clearly sets out the progression of skills to be taught in Years 5 and 6, gives examples of how the skills can be applied and contains clearly laid-out lesson plans and examples of pupils' artwork. Drawing is a Class Act was Winner of Best Curriculum Material in the Global Learning Initiative Awards at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2006.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      All the Colours of Light

      by Mary Lloyd Jones

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)

      David Nash

      A Place in the Wood

      by Carolyn. Davies

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