Art Instruction

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WORK OF ART: VALUE IN CREATIVE CAREERS

Written by Gerber, Alison
Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for a spot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York and Los Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes, make quiet lives in Midwestern monasteries. Some command armies of fabricators while others patiently teach schoolchildren how to finger-knit.
November 7, 2017 | Paperback | Stanford University Press | 192 Pages |
$24.95
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HOW TO SURVIVE AND PROSPER AS AN ARTIST: SELLING YOURSELF WITHOUT SELLING YOUR SOUL

Written by Michels, Caroll
"Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist." --The New York Times
April 10, 2018 | Paperback | Allworth Press | 368 Pages |
$24.99
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SELLING ART WITHOUT GALLERIES: TOWARD MAKING A LIVING FROM YOUR ART

Written by Grant, Daniel
"Not simply a how-to book, Selling Art without Galleries is a hands-on guidebook to daily life in the complex and sometimes murky world of the art market." --Sculpture Magazine The days in which artists must get their work into galleries in order to gain success and recognition are long over.
November 21, 2017 | Paperback | Allworth Press | 256 Pages |
$19.99
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INSANELY GIFTED: TURN YOUR DEMONS INTO CREATIVE ROCKET FUEL (MAIN)

Written by Catto, Jamie
It's time to unleash your genius From infancy we are taught to edit ourselves, trimming out the darker, weirder, less acceptable parts in order to please others. But this addiction to approval is holding us back.What if we dare to be our real selves, honestly and fully?
January 5, 2017 | Paperback | Canongate Books | 224 Pages |
$14.00
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DRAWN FROM LIFE: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CONTEMPORARY LIFE DRAWING

Written by Birch, Helen
Drawn from Life offers bite-size lessons that will help anyone master the classic practice of life drawing. Over 100 pieces of art by contemporary artists illustrate fundamentals such as line, contour, and color, plus surprising and innovative techniques that will take your drawings to the next level.
July 18, 2017 | Paperback | Chronicle Books |
$18.95
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HAPPINESS IS . . . 200 WAYS TO BE CREATIVE

Written by Lazar, Ralph
From the creators of the Happiness Is . . . series (more than 200,000 copies in print!) comes this charming gift book filled with 200 ways to live a creative life. Featuring the brand's signature style and cheer, these 200 little moments will inspire doodlers, actors, singers, artists, crafters, writers, daydreamers, and anyone looking for ways to embrace their creative spark.
August 1, 2017 | Paperback | Chronicle Books | 128 Pages |
$9.95
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AUCTIONS

Written by Paarsch, Harry J
How auctions work, in theory and practice, with clear explanations and real-world examples that range from government procurement to eBay.
January 6, 2016 | Paperback | Mit Press | 264 Pages |
$15.95
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MASTERING COLORED PENCIL: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MATERIALS, CONCEPTS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR LEARNING TO DRAW IN COLOR

Written by Dinhofer, Lisa
"Mastering Colored Pencil presents all the traditional as well as contemporary techniques artists need to draw with this amazing versatile medium. Included are over 15 step-by-step demonstrations and thoughtful exercises that are sure to help every artist achieve striking results with pencils"--
December 19, 2017 | Paperback | Monacelli Studio |
$25.00
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ART OF PLEIN AIR PAINTING: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MATERIALS, CONCEPTS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR PAINTING OUTDOORS

Written by Doherty, M Stephen
Plein air painting, the art of painting outdoors, offers possibilities artists can't find inside the studio. When painters set up easels outside, they put themselves in direct contact with nature. Responsiveness to the landscape's changing light, forms, and colors yields work that's lively and spontaneous. However, plein air painting also poses a set of challenges not encountered in the studio.
September 5, 2017 | Paperback | Monacelli Studio | 176 Pages |
$25.00
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JENS HOFFMANN: (CURATING) FROM Z TO A

The sequel to the 2014 bestseller (Curating) From A to Z, this book extends the investigation of curatorial practice that the writer, exhibition maker and educator Jens Hoffmann (born 1974) began in the first volume.
January 21, 2020 | Paperback | Jrp Ringier | 80 Pages |
$15.00

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