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Clarke, Michael, 1952-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
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Includes index.
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ND2130 .C63 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Also joining the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books line will be eight science titles and four art titles, Earth, Energy, Electricity, Electronics, Time & Space, Evolution, Medicine, Ecology, Renaissance, Impressionism, Watercolor, and Perspective. As the seasons pass, Dorling Kindersley is proud to offer an ever-increasing number of these well-respected and popular books. Add to your collection of the series that changed non-fiction forever.

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Booklist Review

These four slender but jam-packed volumes are part of a reasonably priced, visually oriented series titled Eyewitness Art. As this selection demonstrates, the series offers titles on individual artists, art movements, mediums, and concepts. The volumes provide excellent introductions to their topics via busy page designs that manage to fit a dozen or more images and captions into each two-page spread. This illustrative wealth is particularly useful in defining concepts such as perspective, or mediums such as watercolor, since many examples can be shown and compared at a glance. The diverse and well-chosen illustrations include reproductions of artworks; details of paintings and drawings; portraits of artists; photographs of artists' materials, equipment, and studios; maps, pages from books and manuscripts; and printed materials such as exhibit posters. The brief texts are brisk and, like the reproductions, make fresh connections by crossing cultural and chronological boundaries for new insights into art's universality and infinite capacity for discovery. ~--Donna Seaman

School Library Journal Review

YA-Providing a quick overview of the medium, this book will interest even reluctant readers. Each page is adorned with photographic reproductions of some of the world's finest paintings. Short paragraphs and blurbs provide quick points of reference for browsers. Because of its broad appeal, this volume will be quite useful to teachers, and should be included in basic art collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

What is watercolor?p. 6
The variety of watercolorp. 8
Illuminated textsp. 10
The Limbourgsp. 12
Nature into artp. 14
Watercolor's first masterp. 16
Eastern approachesp. 18
The art of Indiap. 20
Miniature paintingp. 22
Portrait of an erap. 24
Exploring new worldsp. 26
The portable artp. 28
Satirical imagesp. 30
The British traditionp. 32
Cotman -- a sense of placep. 34
Turner and landscapep. 36
Exhibition worksp. 38
A genteel pursuitp. 40
The "mystics"p. 42
Book illustrationsp. 44
The Pre-Raphaelitesp. 46
A company of craftsmenp. 48
Impressionismp. 50
Cezanne -- art and lightp. 52
The nude in watercolorp. 54
Modern uses of the mediump. 56
Expressionismp. 58
Into the abstract worldp. 60
Glossaryp. 62
Featured worksp. 63
Index - Acknowledgments