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The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion To The History Of Western Art

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"[A] tart, funny, lurid little bomb of a book. It's all p.c., of course, but not at all predictable, and a lot of righteous information gets dispersed in record time." --  BUST Magazine We were Guerillas before we were Gorillas. From the beginning, the…
Fearless Creating: A Step-by-step Guide To Starting And Completing Your Work Of Art

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For writers, painters, or performers in any field, new hope for overcoming creative blocks and finishing the art of their dreams. The blank page, empty canvas, or uncarved stone will often fill artists with dread. But so may the thought of finishing, showing, or…
Believing Is Seeing: Creating The Culture Of Art
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|January 1, 1995

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Why are the paleolithic Venus of Willendorf, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, and Marcel Duchamp's ready-made urinal all considered works of art? Why, strictly speaking, is a Cindy Sherman photograph more "art-like" than a Da Vinci portrait? How did the…
The Penguin Dictionary Of Architecture And Landscape Architecture: Fifth Edition

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This is a major revision and expansion of what has long been recognized as a basic reference in its field. Besides updating the existing text, the authors have broadened the book by including many new entries on landscape architecture as well as by significantly…
The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity and Sexuality
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|December 22, 1992

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Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of…
A History of Art in Africa
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|July 3, 2007

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A History of Art in Africa , Second Edition, is the only comprehensive art historical survey of the African continent to incorporate discussions of contemporary art and artists.  It is both a reliable resource for art historians and an accessible…
Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums
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|June 9, 1995

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Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Rituals merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community. Carol Duncan looks at how…
The Penguin Dictionary Of Art And Artists: Seventh Edition
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|January 1, 1998

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Fully revised for this seventh edition, The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists is one of the most comprehensive and detailed reference works available on the subject. It contains: -- entries on all the major artists of the last seven centuries -- short,…
Scandals, Vandals, And Da Vincis: A Gallery Of Remarkable Art Tales

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The secret histories of the world’s most famous masterpieces Caravaggios, Rembrandts, Monets—the works of immortal artists such as these are indelibly imprinted in the public mind; they are priceless masterpieces whose beauty, artistry, and emotional…
Modern Shoestring: Contemporary Architecture On A Budget

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Residential design provides a rich testing ground for architectural innovation. Intimate scales and specific programs inspire distinctive homes, and comparatively small budgets are catalysts for exploring nontraditional materials. Modern Shoestring proves that…
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
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|September 12, 1994

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"After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving." -- Paulo Freire In Teaching to Transgress , bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black…
Drawing With Children: A Creative Method For Adult Beginners, Too
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|June 4, 1996

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Now in a revised and expanded edition, this perennial best-seller is the definitive guide for parents and teachers on how to encourage drawing. Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all…