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by Brett K. MalyAuctions, garage sales, estate sales--even your own attic--can be a treasure-trove if you know what to look for. Consider "The Pocket Picker" your in-the-trenches field manual for finding value through sources that scream "buyer beware." Written by Pawn Stars' art expert Brett K. Maly, "The Pocket Picker: For Fine Art" will educate you in the tools and methods necessary for identifying, purchasing, and ultimately profiting from fine art in the picking world.
by Aliza McCracken
A Season of Miracles is visual poetry for the soul. A palette of inspirational artistry that encourages us to embrace life as a true miracle.
by Walter Joseph Schenck, Jr.This collection of various painters explores their lives as a symphonic overture of geniuses who chooses the brush against canvas to immortalize themselves. The whimsical strokes, the powerful rushes, the soft, immaculate renderings are all depicted as a statement of gratitude that fills the memories with wishful fantasies. This book is a collection of essays presented as an exercise in intellectual enrichment concerning great artists. The author has traveled throughout the world to visit some o... more
by Adam BluePart dystopian sci-fi and part nature guide, this illustrated cookbook from the year 2314 features recipes that aspire to restore the humanity to our future selves.
by Catherine V Holmes
How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday obj... more
by Kathryn DixonArt appreciation can never start too early in a child’s life. The art and artists that are included in this little book have been chosen to appeal to girls aged three to ten years. The text is intended to engage a little girl’s curiosity and encourage her imagination whether the book is read to her or she reads it alone. The pictures speak for themselves so a child of any age can thumb through the pages of the book at her leisure. Choosing only thirty artists and only three paintings of each... more
by Kristina Williamson
One Year on Kythera is a photographic documentary of the Greek island of Kythera, its inhabitants and its culture. With the help of a J. William Fulbright grant, I was able to spend over one calendar year living and photographing on this beautiful island.
Over the years, Kythera has suffered from massive waves of emigration of its people abroad to the point of near depopulation. These mass migrations caused the population of Kythera to drop from about 13,000 at the beginning of... more
by Peter K. WorsleyThis book is for you, an upcoming professional visual artist. Read this and let the author take you through the processes of your marketing opportunities in nine chapters, an introduction, and a brief epilog. To start, you are advised on how to brand yourself and your artwork, so that you stand out in the sea of other struggling artists. Next, he steers you through each of the many available channels for getting your message to a prospective collector, including the ever-changing tangle of s... more
by Jason LandryInstant Connections, by writer, photography collector and Panopticon Gallery owner Jason Landry, intertwines essays, interviews, quotes and autobiographical stories around the central theme of photography. Secondary themes in the book have to do with the idea of making connections, having mentors and building your personal network. It features interviews with such artist as Vik Muniz, Leonard Nimoy, William Wegman and Harold Feinstein, and quotes from such artists and collectors as Chuck Clo... more
by Carol WittenFor those who love the antics of the feminine, author-artist humorously explores the mysterous dynamicsof her gender through 110 works she's "squeezed to life" from bits of clay.