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The joy of art

Author: David Warren Piper; Christopher Cornford; Peter Owen
Publisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Joy of Art is a splendid picture gallery. Variations on Twelve Themes is a selective gallery of paintings that compares and contracts art from all ages and shows how differently painters have responded to the great continuing themes. The Language of Painting is and exploration of how artists use colour or light, viewpoint or perspective, pattern or movement to delight the eye and the mind. With diagrams and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Warren Piper; Christopher Cornford; Peter Owen
ISBN: 0855335254 9780855335250
OCLC Number: 11377299
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Contents: Variations on twelve themes / David Piper --
The language of painting / Chritopher Cornford --
Materials and methods of painitng / Peter Owen --
Looking at paintings / David Piper.
Responsibility: David Piper ; contributors, Christopher Cornford, Peter Owen.

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The Joy of Art is a splendid picture gallery. Variations on Twelve Themes is a selective gallery of paintings that compares and contracts art from all ages and shows how differently painters have responded to the great continuing themes. The Language of Painting is and exploration of how artists use colour or light, viewpoint or perspective, pattern or movement to delight the eye and the mind. With diagrams and reconstructions that deepen the reader's understanding of these underlying factors. Materials and Methods of Painting is a comprehensive description of the nature and distinctive characteristics of every medium of painting. Looking at Painting is a detailed analysis of nearly 50 great masterpieces of world art.

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