Alongside 40 Vettriano paintings are stories, poems, dialogue from plays, an other fine examples of Scottish writing. Smith has woven an anthology of new and old writing round the painter''s images, complementing and extending them.'
Uncovering images of New Zealand through the 'new eyes' of early European explorers and settlers. We are familiar with the commissioned works of official artists documenting their first impressions of their new land, and new co-inhabitants. But le... read more
"The Natural World in Watercolour" explores the relationship between nature and art and offers sound advice on how to translate its organic properties into painting using a range of watercolour techniques. Ideal for those with a basic grasp of watercolour painting, this bo... read more
Pathfinders, outsiders, revivers and traditionalists--this comprehensive illustrated guide presents the most important personalities of European art in alphabetical order. More than 1,000 pictures serve as an invitation to discover the m... read more
If you look, really look, and see the lines and shapes that things are made of, you can draw anything. If you can write numbers and the letters A-Z, you can draw anything. With lots of examples, step-by-step guidance, helpful tips, jokes, stories and flip pictures, Kim Gamble shows: ... read more
The history of ceramic art is ingrained in the history of mankind. Clay is one of the very first materials 'invented' by man. An essential part of our lives it has been moulded, thrown, glazed, decorated and fired for over 30,000 years in order to preserve and transport food and water. In ... read more
Da Vinci in detail: Leonardo's life and work - the definitive edition. All pictures, all drawings!
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. This two-volume, midsize format comprehensive survey is the... read more
This is a new edition of this inspiring book, which is filled with original ideas for painting, drawing and collage to help novices of all ages to develop their art skills. It includes projects that will be of great value to art teachers as well as aspiring young artists, who will gain confidence as t... read more
'1001 Movies' is now well-established as the definitive guide to everything you need to know about must-see movies, from the films you shouldn't have missed the first time around, to the films you can see again and again. Expert critics in each genre of film, from roma... read more
Every year more than 4,000 items are photographed to make "Miller's Collectables Price Guide", the most comprehensive and informative price guide on the market. Whether you're buying or selling, a dealer, collector or auctioneer, this is the book you need to help y... read more
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Impressionist painters and find out why work produced 150 years ago is still popular in the twenty-first century. From the Monet painting which gave the movement its name to Degas's fascination with photography, this is the perfect int... read more