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Trompe L'oeil Panels and Panoramas
  • Author : Yannick Guégan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780393730906
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • From the coauthor of the best-selling Handbook of Painted Decoration comes this advanced exploration of trompe l'oeil art and technique.

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    Trompe L'Oeil
  • Author : Flaminio Gualdoni,Eileen Romano
  • Publisher : Skira - Berenice
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 8861305407
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  • Genre : Art
  • ART FORMS, TREATMENTS & SUBJECTS. Trompe-l'oeil, a French term meaning to trick, the eye, describes a painting that deceives the spectator into thinking that the objects in it are real, not merely represented. To successfully fool the eye of the viewer, trompe-l'oeil artists choose objects, situations and compositional devices using as little depth as possible. A heightened form of illusionism, the art of trompe-l'oeil flourished from the Renaissance onward. The discovery of perspective in fifteenth-century Italy and advancements in the science of optics in the seventeenth-century Netherlands enabled artists to render objects and spaces with eye-fooling exactitude. Both witty and serious, trompe-l'oeil is a game artists play with spectators to raise questions about the nature of art and perception.

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    The Trompe L'Oeil Home
  • Author : Roberta Gordon-Smith
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0823054462
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Step-by-step projects for every area of the home.

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    Trompe L'oeil
  • Author : Lynette Wrigley
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : UOM:39015042147267
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • Examines contemporary examples of trompe l'oeil murals by such artists as Richard Haas, Garth Benton, and Graham Rust

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    Trompe L'oeil
  • Author : Jan Lee Johnson
  • Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1861082355
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • 02 Produce truly convincing fakes with an introduction to the skills, along with more than 400 color photographs and 100 templates and illustrations. Create the impression of woodgrain, stonework, grisaille, lace, fabric folds, and other 3-D effects. Build confidence, and sophistication, with projects large and small—including a permanent “checked tablecloth”; stone window frame and view; Etruscan fresco; and Provençal mural. Produce truly convincing fakes with an introduction to the skills, along with more than 400 color photographs and 100 templates and illustrations. Create the impression of woodgrain, stonework, grisaille, lace, fabric folds, and other 3-D effects. Build confidence, and sophistication, with projects large and small—including a permanent “checked tablecloth”; stone window frame and view; Etruscan fresco; and Provençal mural.

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    Trompe L'oeil Grisaille, Architecture & Drapery
  • Author : Ursula Benad,Martin Benad
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 0393731944
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • All Trompe L'oeil painting uses light and shadow to create illusory forms and surfaces. This how-to manual introduces the techniques of painting with monochrome washes, a key element of Trompe L'oeil painting. It gives step-by step instructions for a variety of grisaille effects, shows how to utilize such avant-garde materials as sheet steel and plastic foil, and offers a collection of classical and modern motifs to copy.

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    How to Paint Murals & Trompe L'oeil
  • Author : Victoria Ellerton,Simon Brady
  • Publisher : Northlight
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1581800304
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  • Genre : House & Home
  • Beginners can try their hands at basic projects (some requiring only six steps to complete,) while intermediate decorators can take on more elaborate trompe l'oeil compositions featuring landscapes, drapery and architectural elements.Complete instructions show how to block out shapes, scale drawings, and use shading and highlighting to create three-dimensional effects. Readers will also find a techniques and materials section, as well as a template section with full-size, traceable patterns.

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    Images of Deception
  • Author : Celestine Dars
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106006272535
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  • Genre : Trompe l'oeil painting
  • Trompe-l'oeil is that intriguing art which, by means of special technical devices, tricks the spectator into the illusion that what he sees is not painted, but real ... The author here looks at the history of trompe-l'oeil, illustrating and discussing some of the most striking examples in European and American art. -- Publisher (book jacket flap text).

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    Deceptions and Illusions
  • Author : Sybille Ebert-Schifferer,Wolf Singer,National Gallery of Art (U.S.),Paul Staiti,Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
  • Publisher : Lund Humphries Pub Limited
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN : UOM:39015055878410
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  • Genre : Art
  • Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 2002-Mar. 2, 2003.

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    Trompe L'Oeil Interiors
  • Author : Christopher Westall
  • Publisher : Northlight
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781581802139
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Presents step-by-step instructions for creating trompe l'oeil paintings and murals, with tips on choosing a location, preparing the surface, and selecting materials.

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    Trompe L'Oeil Murals Using Stencils
  • Author : Melanie Royals
  • Publisher : Northlight
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1581800282
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Offers step-by-step instructions for creating trompe l'oeil murals using stencils and includes advice on tools, paints, and stenciling techniques.

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    Trompe L'oeil Painting
  • Author : Miriam Milman
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006782786
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  • Genre : Decoration and ornament
  • Read and download full book Trompe L'oeil Painting

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    Trompe L'Oeil
  • Author : Caroline Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0998169749
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hidden tunnels, a chateau in France during the French Algerian war, a questionable inheritance and shadowy figures that come and go in the night draw Rachel Farrady, a young historian from America, into a deadly intrigue.

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    The Art of Illusion
  • Author : Janet Shearer
  • Publisher : Northlight
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 1581803613
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Shows artists how to create stunning, three-dimensional murals on walls and furniture, from the hills of Tuscany to English country scenes.

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    The Reality of Appearance
  • Author : University of California, Berkeley. University Art Museum,Alfred Victor Frankenstein
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006758927
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  • Genre : Painting, American
  • Read and download full book The Reality of Appearance

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    Simple Trompe L'Oeil
  • Author : Mary MacCarthy
  • Publisher : Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 1552096343
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Presents an introduction to trompe l'oeil painting and provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply these techniques in projects around the home.

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    Trompe L'Oeil
  • Author : Gardner McKay
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0692207406
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  • Genre : Books
  • Trompe L'Oeil is the story of a unique artist who refused to accept the truth--that the only woman he had ever loved is dead. Simon Lister has the extraordinarypower to do something about it. This is not a mystical story, nor a ghost story. This is a story of great love, power and madness."

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    Janet Shearer's Trompe L'oeil Painting Course
  • Author : Janet Shearer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1843303086
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  • Genre : Trompe l'oeil painting
  • Decorative wall paintings are very much in vogue and the art of trompe l'oeil is increasing in popularity worldwide. This practical book tackles all aspects of the subject, step-by-step - from understanding how colour works and the rudiments of perspective, through scaling up and tracing the design onto a wall, to painting.

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    Trompe-l'oeil, Painted Architecture
  • Author : Miriam Milman
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : UOM:39015010977208
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • Discusses the architectural use of trompe-l'oeil techniques to extend real space by using the illusionistic space of painting, tracing the history of trompe-l'oeil from ancient Pompeii to modern urban architectural revival of the technique

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    Quick and Easy Trompe L'oeil
  • Author : Jocelyn Kerr Holding
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924087260893
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Offers an introduction to the art of trompe l'oeil painting, including step-by-step instructions on how to use these techniques to paint walls, furniture, and other household objects.

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    An Anthropological Trompe L'Oeil for a Common World
  • Author : Alberto Corsín Jiménez
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780857459121
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Our political age is characterized by forms of description as 'big' as the world itself: talk of 'public knowledge' and 'public goods,' 'the commons' or 'global justice' create an exigency for modes of governance that leave little room for smallness itself. Rather than question the politics of adjudication between the big and the small, this book inquires instead into the cultural epistemology fueling the aggrandizement and miniaturization of description itself. Incorporating analytical frameworks from science studies, ethnography, and political and economic theory, this book charts an itinerary for an internal anthropology of theorizing. It suggests that many of the effects that social theory uses today to produce insights are the legacy of baroque epistemological tricks. In particular, the book undertakes its own trompe l'oeil as it places description at perpendicular angles to emerging forms of global public knowledge. The aesthetic 'trap' of the trompe l'oeil aims to capture knowledge, for only when knowledge is captured can it be properly released.

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    The Visible World
  • Author : Thijs Weststeijn
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN : 9789089640277
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  • Genre : Art
  • How did painters and their public speak about art in Rembrandt's age? This book about the writings of the painter-poet Samuel van Hoogstraten, one of Rembrandt's pupils, examines a wide variety of themes from painting practice and theory from the Dutch Golden Age. It addresses the contested issue of 'Dutch realism' and its hidden symbolism, as well as Rembrandt's concern with representing emotions in order to involve the spectator. Diverse aspects of imitation and illusion come to the fore, such as the theory behind sketchy or 'rough' brushwork and the active role played by the viewer's imagination. Taking as its starting point discussions in Rembrandt's studio, this unique study provides an ambitious overview of Dutch artists' ideas on painting.

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    Seventeenth-Century Flemish Garland Paintings
  • Author : Susan Merriam
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9781351549066
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  • Genre : Art
  • Focusing on three celebrated northern European still life painters?Jan Brueghel, Daniel Seghers, and Jan Davidsz. de Heem?this book examines the emergence of the first garland painting in 1607-1608, and its subsequent transformation into a widely collected type of devotional image, curiosity, and decorative form. The first sustained study of the garland paintings, the book uses contextual and formal analysis to achieve two goals. One, it demonstrates how and why the paintings flourished in a number of contexts, ranging from an ecclesiastical center in Milan, to a Jesuit chapter house and private collections in Antwerp, to the Habsburg court in Vienna. Two, the book shows that when viewed over the course of the century, the images produced by Brueghel, Seghers and de Heem share important similarities, including an interest in self-referentiality and the exploration of pictorial form and materials. Using a range of evidence (inventories, period response, the paintings themselves), Susan Merriam shows how the pictures reconfigured the terms in which the devotional image was understood, and asked the viewer to consider in new ways how pictures are made and experienced.

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    Step-by-step Trompe L'oeil
  • Author : Leonor Rieti
  • Publisher : New Holland Pub Limited
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 1847734111
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  • Genre : Art
  • It translates from the French as “trick the eye,” and once you’ve seen trompe l’oeil, it’s clear why: This comprehensive introduction covers the history of the style, and provides basic exercises to help artists develop the essential skills needed to complete eight beautiful projects. With step-by-step color photographs to guide them, painters will see how to use shadow and contrast to depict everything from a graceful archway to a secret alcove to a charming cat that looks real enough to purr!

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    The Art of Illusion
  • Author : Janet Shearer
  • Publisher : Northlight
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 1581803613
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Shows artists how to create stunning, three-dimensional murals on walls and furniture, from the hills of Tuscany to English country scenes.

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    Venetian Window
  • Author : Chris Westall
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 1911203002
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  • Genre : Books
  • Trompe l'oeil, or literally "trick the eye," describes a style of painting that sets out to deceive. It is the art style that creates an illusion of three-dimensions onto a two-dimensional surface. This project book, the Venetian Window, is intended for the beginner to intermediate artist with easy to follow step-by-step instructions accompanied by detailed photographs and diagrams. It will equip you with an understanding of the techniques and materials necessary to create you very own trompe l;oeil masterpiece.

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    Art and Illusions
  • Author : Anna Maria Giusti
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 8874611404
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  • Genre : Art
  • Read and download full book Art and Illusions

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    Samuel van Hoogstraten's Introduction to the Academy of Painting; or, The Visible World
  • Author : Samuel van Hoogstraten
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 9781606066676
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  • Genre : Art
  • A unique seventeenth-century account of painting as it was practiced, taught, and discussed during a period of extraordinary artistic and intellectual ferment in the Netherlands. The only comprehensive work on painting written by a Dutch artist in the later seventeenth century, Samuel van Hoogstraten’s Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der schilderkonst, anders de zichtbaere werelt (Introduction to the Academy of Painting; or, The Visible World, 1678) has long served as a source of valuable insights on a range of topics, from firsthand reports of training in Rembrandt’s studio to contemporary engagements with perspective, optics, experimental philosophy, the economics of art, and more. Van Hoogstraten’s magnum opus—here available in an English print edition for the first time—brings textual sources into dialogue with the author’s own experience garnered during a multifaceted career. Presenting novel twists on traditional topics, he makes a distinctive case for the status of painting as a universal discipline basic to all the liberal arts. Van Hoogstraten’s arguments for the authority of what painters know about nature and art speak to contemporary notions of expertise and to the unsettled relations between theory and practice, making this book a valuable document of the intertwined histories of art and knowledge in the seventeenth century.

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    The Handbook of Painted Decoration
  • Author : Yannick Guégan,Roger Le Puil
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : 0393730018
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • Looks at materials and and methods for trompe l'oeil marbling, wood finishes, friezes, drapery, trelliswork, and faux stained glass

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    Trompe L'oeil
  • Author : Roberta Gordon-Smith
  • Publisher : Northlight
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : PSU:000032748123
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Presents an introduction to trompe l'oeil painting and provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply these techniques in projects around the home

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    Pretense Design
  • Author : Per Mollerup
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9780262351584
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  • Genre : Design
  • How some design appears to be something that it is not—by beautifying, amusing, substituting, or deceiving. Pretense design pretends to be something that it is not. Pretense design includes all kinds of designed objects: a pair of glasses that looks like a fashion accessory rather than a medical necessity, a hotel in Las Vegas that simulates a Venetian ambience complete with canals and gondolas, boiler plates that look like steel but are vinyl. In this book, Danish designer Per Mollerup defines and describes a ubiquitous design category that until now has not had a name: designed objects with an intentional discrepancy between surface and substance, between appearance and reality. Pretense design, he shows us, is a type of material rhetoric; it is a way for physical objects to speak persuasively, most often to benefit users but sometimes to deceive them. After explaining the means and the meanings of pretense design, Mollerup describes four pretense design applications, providing a range of examples for each: beautification, amusement, substitution, and deception. Beautification, he explains, includes sunless tanning, high heels, and even sporty accessories for a family car. Amusement includes forms of irrational otherness—columns that don't hold anything up, an old building's façade that hides a new building, a new Chinese town that mimics an old European town. Substitution pretends to be a natural thing: plastic laminate is a substitute for wood, Corian a substitute for marble, and prosthetics substitute for human organs. Deception doesn't just bend the truth; it suspends it. Soldiers wear camouflage to hide; hunters use decoys to attract their prey; malware hides in a harmless program only to wreak havoc on a user's computer. With Pretense Design, Per Mollerup adds a new concept to design thinking.

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    The Psychology of Perspective and Renaissance Art
  • Author : Michael Kubovy
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0521368499
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  • Genre : Art
  • Michael Kubovy, an experimental psychologist, recounts the lively history of the invention of perspective in the fifteenth century, and shows how, as soon as the invention spread, it was used to achieve subtle and fascinating aesthetic effects. A clear presentation of the fundamental concepts of perspective and the reasons for its effectiveness, drawing on the latest laboratory research on how people perceive, leads into the development of a new theory to explain why Renaissance artists such as Leonardo and Mantegna used perspective in unorthodox ways which have puzzled art scholars. This theory illuminates the author's broader consideration of the evolution of art: the book proposes a resolution of the debate between those who believe that the invention/discovery of perspective is a stage in the steady progress of art and those who believe that perspective is merely a conventional and arbitrary system for the representation of space.

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    The Murals of John Pugh
  • Author : Kevin Ronald Bruce,John Wilson Pugh
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 1580087221
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  • Genre : Art
  • A full-color collection of master trompe l'oeil muralist John Pugh's art, alongside detailed analysis with an emphasis on how his work relates to and enhances its setting. Pugh's murals appear in more than 30 U.S. cities, including San Francisco, Miami, and Honolulu.

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    Cubism and Abstract Art
  • Author : Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9780429602443
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  • Genre : Art
  • Originally published in 1936, in this classic account of the development of abstract art Alfred Barr analyses the many diverse abstract movements which emerged with bewildering rapidity in the early years of the twentieth century, and which had an impact on every major form of art. Barr traces the history of nonrepresentational art from its antecedents in late nineteenth-century painting in France – Seurat and Neo-Impressionism, Gauguin and Synthetism, and Cézanne – through abstract tendencies in Dada and Surrealism. He distinguishes two main trends in abstract art: the geometrical, structural current as it developed in Cubism and later in Constructivism and Mondrian, and the intuitional, decorative current running from Matisse and Fauvism through Kandinskt and, later, Surrealism. He shows how individual movements influenced one another, and how many artists experimented with more than one style. Barr also discusses the involvement of a number of abstract movements in architecture and the practical arts – the Bauhaus in Germany, de Stijl in Holland, Purism in France, and Suprematism and Constructivism in Russia.

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    Epic Landscapes
  • Author : Julia A. Sienkewicz
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Pages : 806
  • ISBN : 9781644531617
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  • Genre : Art
  • Winner of College Art Association’s Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant Epic Landscapes is the first study devoted to architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s substantial artistic oeuvre from 1795, when he set sail from Britain to Virginia, to late 1798, when he relocated to Pennsylvania. Thus, this book offers the only extended consideration of Latrobe’s Virginian watercolors, including a series of complex trompe l’oeil studies and three significant illustrated manuscripts. Though Latrobe’s architecture is well known, his watercolors have received little critical attention. Epic Landscapes rediscovers Latrobe’s watercolors as an ambitious body of work and reconsiders the close relationship between the visual and spatial sensibility of these images and his architectural designs. It also offers a fresh analysis of Latrobe within the context of creative practice in the Atlantic world at the end of the eighteenth century as he explored contemporary ideas concerning the form of art for Republican society and the social impacts of revolution.

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    Trompe L'Oeil Bible
  • Author : Christopher Westall
  • Publisher : David & Charles Publishers
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 0715314793
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  • Genre : House & Home
  • An indispensable guide to creating trompe l'oeil designs, from preparing the surface and mixing paints to understanding scale and working out perspective.