This book offers practical help and guidance to aspiring illustrators. All areas of the job are covered – how to create a portfolio; the most effective ways to approach would-be clients; how to prepare for meetings and negotiate contracts; and how to handle, deliver, and bill a job. There is advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that can undermine crucial first impressions; how to set up a studio; and how to maintain a flow of work and manage one’s time and cash. Success in self-promotion, creating websites, self-publishing, and the pros and cons of agents are all explored.
Amy Dempsey unravels the all-too-often daunting language of modern art by mapping the styles, schools and movements that help us understand modern and contemporary art, from Impressionism in the 19th century to Destination Art in the 21st.
A complement to the landmark The Art Book, The 21st-Century Art Book is an accessible guide to best contemporary art made since 2000. Showcasing over 280 artists in alphabetical order, it place established figures like Jeff Wall, Marlene Dumas and Maurizio Cattelan alongside the rising stars of the next generation such as Camille Henrot and Haroon Mirza.
Autumn examines of the most beautiful, transformative and amusing expressions of the autumn season using works drawn from Tate’s collection.
Divided into key themes – ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘A Bountiful Harvest’, ‘Leisure’, ‘Symbolism’, ‘Bump in the Night’ and ‘Abstraction’ – this little book considers how the traditional season of harvest and falling leaves has influenced artists over centuries.
This luxury guide to the highlights of the Tate Britain’s collection provides an essential introduction to the extraordinary development of British art over the centuries, telling the story of the collection and presenting a selection of the stunning works on display. It’s a lavishly illustrated, beautiful collection of highlights from the Tate collection over the past 500 years.
In the World presents a collection of essays by Cape Town cultural analyst and art critic Ashraf Jamal focused on 24 South African artists working in painting, photography, sculpture and performance. Aimed at a wide, international audience, the texts reconfigure the national narrative of South African art within a broader African and global context. From identity politics to the boom of “African art” in a global contemporary art market, Jamal explores a variety of issues at the heart of South African art practice.
Following Winter and Spring, this elegant gift book captures the hazy beauty, warmth and longer days of summer, illustrated with artworks from Tate’s collection.
Summer, both languid and fiery, has never ceased to be a source of inspiration. In Summer, works of art – including paintings, drawings, photographs, illustrations and installations – are punctuated by brief captions offering additional information about the art, artists and their subjects.
The language in which modern art is described can be even more mystifying than the art itself. Now, a fully updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed “Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms “offers a clear and reliable guide, with more than 450 pithy entries on the full range of international modern and contemporary art.
Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the ‘author’ of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft?
The Art of Not Making tackles these questions head on, exploring the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in the creation of some of today’s most innovative and sought-after works of art. This is a fresh, controversial and enlightening approach to many of the most influential artworks of our time.
1000 Symbols traces and reveals the historical and cross-cultural significance of 1000 commonly recognized symbols in a comprehensive single-volume dictionary for students and the general reader, placing each symbol in its historical and cultural context.
This indispensable resource provides essential advice to undergraduates, designers, and anyone interested in the fashion world. Each two-page layout is illustrated and illuminates an important industry topic-using humor, statistics, or real-life examples to drive to the point home. You will find yourself dwelling on each page, as the lesson behind the lessons take root. Alfredo…
What is the first thing to learn in art school? “Art can be anything.” The second thing? “Learn to draw.” With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts.
This collection of Walter Foster’s bestselling Color Mixing Recipes books, including Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and the most recent addition, Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes.
A Decade of Democracy, edited by Emma Bedford, showcases the most comprehensive collection of art produced in the decade since South Africa’s first democratic elections. This lavishly illustrated book presents an astonishing visual record of the hopes and aspirations, the fears and concerns of ordinary South Africans in this extraordinary decade of transformation.
A Labour of Love offers a new look at contemporary South African Art in the 1980s. This publication contains, alongside recently discovered works by young South African artists, new essays by international art specialists, interviews with artists, previously unpublished archival material, and more than 300 illustrations of artworks.