Black & White Photography
The Timeless Art of Monochrome
Many of the great names in the history of photography worked in black and white, but digital cameras have, to some extent, relegated its use to a post-production effect. This manual promotes the subtleties and creative possibilities of working in monochrome, combining practical advice on manipulating digital images with insights into how to conceive scenes in black and white and consideration of the tradition of the medium, using examples of artists such as Ansel Adams and Bill Brandt.
A Puzzling Colour by Numbers Book
There are 20 portraits of cats in this book of Querkles; they are hidden in puzzles made up of hundreds of overlapping circles, the segments of which have been numbered from 1–5. All you have to do is colour or shade the circles and segments, making 1s the darkest and 5s the lightest, to reveal your feline work of art.
Botanical Wall Chart
Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery
This magnificently illustrated volume celebrates a convergence of disciplines – art, science and education – that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to produce the botanical wall chart. Arranged alphabetically by plant family, from Amaryllis to Vitaceae (Grape), and reproduced in colour, with texts examining their pedagogical use and their historical, botanical and artistic contexts, this collection of around 120 charts from countries across the world represents some of the finest botanical illustration of the period.
The Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book
Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine... Dot-to-dot on an heroic scale, this book from the bestselling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte depicts 20 super heroes in 20 complex puzzles, all based on Marvel’s comic art and containing at least 1000 dots to join up, plus a fold-out, extra large 1700-dot picture. The perforated pages can be torn out and even framed.
Colour: The Professional's Guide
Understanding, Appreciating and Mastering Colour in Art and Design
Colour has an enormous impact on our lives, not least because different colours affect our emotions in different ways. This wide-ranging and attractive book aims to provide a fully rounded education on understanding and using colour, and is full of advice, examples and inspiration. Professionals share their insights in 19 interviews, and the topics covered include colour theory, perception, trends, the use of colour in painting and photography, and its role in branding, print, packaging and interior design.
Paint Like Renoir
Unlock the Secrets of the Master of Impressionism
One of the key figures of Impressionism, Renoir employed different painting techniques throughout his career but his work is generally characterized by a luminosity of colour, a delicate touch and a mastery of nudes and figure groups. This exploration of his oil-painting style demonstrates the techniques, ideas and processes he employed, and includes step-by-step guides and exercises to help the student gain a practical understanding of Renoir's art.