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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes

Donna Dewberry's Essential Guide to Flower and Landscape Painting - 50 decorative and one-stroke painting projects... Donna Dewberry's Essential Guide to Flower and Landscape Painting - 50 decorative and one-stroke painting projects (Paperback)
Donna Dewberry
R585 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R138 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

50 of Donna's favorite projects in one gorgeous book

Donna Dewberry flowers are beautiful to behold, and they are beautifully simple to create. You can achieve the same loveliness using her easy-to-master One-Stroke painting techniques. Inside, you'll see how--step by simple step. Pages are abloom with Donna's favorite flowers (soon to be your favorites, too ), fabulous landscapes, and garden projects to make your outside space a happier place.

An intro chapter covers all the basics, from selecting your tools and loading your brush, to fundamental brushstrokes, palette knife painting techniques, and instructions for painting a variety of beautiful backgrounds. Then follow along step by step to create:

  • 38 flowers--cottage garden blooms, spring bulb flowers, wildflowers, herbs, exotics, floral motifs and more.
  • 7 beautiful outdoor projects, including an address sign, a trio of butterfly houses, and a patio clock.
  • 5 fast and fabulous landscapes, from wildflower fields to a tropical paradise.
Assembled from three of Donna's top-selling books, this collection has everything you need to fill your every day with painted sunshine
The Botanical World of Lesley Goren - California Native Flowers No. 2 (Miscellaneous printed matter): Lesley Goren The Botanical World of Lesley Goren - California Native Flowers No. 2 (Miscellaneous printed matter)
Lesley Goren
R480 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Botanical World of Lesley Goren - California Native Flowers No. 1 (Miscellaneous printed matter): Lesley Goren The Botanical World of Lesley Goren - California Native Flowers No. 1 (Miscellaneous printed matter)
Lesley Goren
R480 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Animal Anatomy for Artists - The Elements of Form (Hardcover): Eliot Goldfinger Animal Anatomy for Artists - The Elements of Form (Hardcover)
Eliot Goldfinger
R979 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R239 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the author of the classic Human Anatomy for Artists comes this user-friendly reference guide featuring over five hundred original drawings and over seventy photographs.
Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery in their work, Animal Anatomy for Artists offers thorough, in-depth information about the most commonly depicted animals, presented in a logical and easily understood format for artists--whether beginner or accomplished professional. The book focuses on the forms created by muscles and bones, giving artists a crucial three-dimensional understanding of the final, complex outer surface of the animal. Goldfinger not only covers the anatomy of the more common animals, such as the horse, dog, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but also the anatomy of numerous wild species, including the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and bear. Included are drawings of skeletons and how they move at the joints, individual muscles showing their attachments on the skeleton, muscles of the entire animal, cross sections, photographs of live animals, and silhouettes of related animals comparing their shapes and proportions. He offers a new and innovative section on the basic body plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a crucial conceptual understanding of overall animal structure to which the details of individual animals can then be applied. The chapter on birds covers the skeleton, muscles and feather patterns. The appendix presents photographs of skulls with magnificent horns and antlers and a section on major surface veins.
Incredibly thorough, packed with essential information, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference work, an essential book for everyone who depicts animals in their art.

Dog People (Hardcover): Sandy Muller Dog People (Hardcover)
Sandy Muller
R689 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R208 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What dog owner hasn't done this? You anthropomorphize your four-legged friend, put thoughts and feelings into his or her head that he or she almost certainly doesn't have, and basically turn your pet into a four-legged person. That is exactly how photographer Sandra Muller feels about her dog Maja-who inspired Dog People-the book that provides hilarious and creative photographic answers to the question: "What kind of person would this dog be?" Whether it's Great Dane Holly as a couch potato or "Gismo" riding a Harley, these images and more make up the unforgettable and endearing collection of portraits of man's best friend in Dog People. "No, this book is not meant to be a fashion show for dogs and dog owners. This book is simply a thought experiment: what kind of person would my dog be? And let's be honest: who hasn't given his or her dog a lengthy explanation which the dog seems to listen to raptly but surely doesn't understand every word of? Yes, yes, I know...YOUR dog understands every word! So does mine!" (Sandra Muller, photographer/author of Dog People) The book is a colorful parade of dogs, from Giant Schnauzers to Pugs, from registered purebreds to street mutts. There is also a humorous description of each dog explaining how the outfit was chosen to make the particular animal a Dog Man or Dog Lady. For example, take "Gisbert," a Pug who would surely be a doctor if he were human-as he loves his vet so much that all you have to do is say "Dr. Uwe" and he pricks his ears-as much as any Pug can prick his ears, at least. Dog People shows us 83 wonderful dog portraits - from a purebred Standard Schnauzer to a street mutt - and a panoply of human characters.

Pounce (Hardcover): Seth Casteel Pounce (Hardcover)
Seth Casteel 1
R392 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R48 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Photographer Seth Casteel's underwater photographs of dogs and babies have captivated an international audience. Now, Seth has found the perfect way to capture our other best friends: cats! A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 80 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched - all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style.

Atlantic City - The Last Hurrah (Hardcover): Timothy Roberts Atlantic City - The Last Hurrah (Hardcover)
Timothy Roberts; Introduction by Amy S. Rosenberg
R1,021 R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Save R240 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the story in pictures of Atlantic City, the iconic American shore resort, as it emerges from its latest crisis. The city of 40,000 people has been through many transformations in its history: 19th-Century health retreat, Prohibition-Era speakeasy, mid-century nightclub hub and East Coast gambling Mecca. The near-depression of the late 2000s and increasing competition from the spread of gambling across the country upended many schemes of casino impresarios and other developers. Many blocks of the city were leveled for casinos that never opened. The rate of defaults on home loans was the highest in the nation for a time. At the lowest point of the financial crisis the State of New Jersey took over the city's finances. Now it seems the tables may have begun to turn. These pictures are an attempt to capture the city and the people who live there.

Animals (Paperback): Filipa Ramos Animals (Paperback)
Filipa Ramos
R487 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R101 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Animals have become the focus of much recent art, informing numerous works and projects featured at major exhibitions. Contemporary art has become a privileged terrain for exploring interspecies relationships, providing the conditions for diverse disciplines and theoretical positions to engage with animal behaviour and consciousness. Artists' engagement with animals opens up new perspectives on the dynamics of dominance, oppression and exclusion, with parallels in human society; and animal nature is at the heart of debates on the 'anthropocene' era and the ecological concerns of scientists, thinkers and artists alike. Centred on contemporary artworks, this anthology attests to the trans-disciplinary nature of this subject, with art as one of its principal points of convergence.Artists surveyed include Allora & Calzadilla, Francis Alys, Julieta Aranda, Brando Ballengee, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Lygia Clark, Marcus Coates, Jimmie Durham, Marcel Dzama, Simone Forti, Pierre Huyghe, Natalie Jeremijenko, Joan Jonas, Eduardo Kac, Mike Kelley, Henri Michaux, Robert Morris, Henrik Olesen, Lea Porsager, Carolee Schneemann, Michael Stevenson, Rodel Tapaya, Rosemarie Trockel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Haegue Yang, AdamZaretsky. Writers include Giorgio Agamben, Steve Baker, Raymond Bellour, Walter Benjamin, John Berger, Jonathan Burt, Ted Chiang, Simon Critchley, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, David Elliott, Carla Freccero, Maria Fusco, Tristan Garcia, Felix Guattari, Donna J. Haraway, Seung-Hoon Jeong, Miwon Kwon, Chus Martinez, Brian Massumi, Thomas Nagel, Jean-Luc Nancy, Ingo Niermann, Vincent Normand, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Adriano Sack, Will Self, Jan Verwoert, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.

Loons Playing Cards (Game): Stan Tekiela Loons Playing Cards (Game)
Stan Tekiela
R140 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R27 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A beautiful deck for your favorite card games This gorgeous deck of playing cards, put together by award-winning nature photographer Stan Tekiela, features 54 striking photographs of the Common Loon, including amazing images of juveniles, nests, loons in flight, and more. Anyone who appreciates nature will love having these cards for playing your favorite games.

Mary Cameron - Life in Paint (Paperback): Helen E Scott Mary Cameron - Life in Paint (Paperback)
Helen E Scott 1
R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Skyscrapers 2017 Wall Calendar - The World's Most Extraordinary Buildings (Calendar): Judith Dupre Skyscrapers 2017 Wall Calendar - The World's Most Extraordinary Buildings (Calendar)
Judith Dupre
R310 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R40 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each month features a different mind-boggling structure, including the Shanghai Tower, 30 St Mary Axe in London, HSB Turning Torso in Sweden, 8 Spruce Street and Via 57 West in New York, One Central Park in Sydney, Zifeng Tower in Nanjing, Fountain Place in Dallas, Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in China, Doha Tower in Qatar, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, and the Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi. The opening spread will survey visionary unbuilt structures throughout history, including Adrian Smith's mile-high. Monthly grids include important dates in architectural history, moon phases, as well as major North American, British, and Australian and New Zealand holidays.

Australia (Paperback): Anthony Ham, Donna Wheeler Australia (Paperback)
Anthony Ham, Donna Wheeler
R425 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R58 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Hare and the Moon - A Book of Paintings (Hardcover): Catherine Hyde The Hare and the Moon - A Book of Paintings (Hardcover)
Catherine Hyde 1
R442 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R87 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An exquisite, full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, following the phases of the moon and a hare's journey throughout the twelve months of the year in a lyrical tribute to the natural world.

Waking from the winter solstice a hare begins her journey. Through the landscape and its changing seasons, moving in harmony with the moon. Atmospheric and gorgeous paintings show the hare running in January, watching in February, leaping in March, until it comes full circle, sleeping in December.

Twelve double page paintings of the hare's journey are accompanied by full pages of art, showing a tree, a flower and a bird for each month of the year. This rich celebration of flora, fauna and country life includes hawthorn and cowslips, swallows, blackbirds, buzzards and owls, harebells, holly, olive, rowan, poppies and much more. Titbits of text folklore, fairytale, myth and legend complement the art complete this desirable gift book.

American National Parks: Alaska, Northern & Eastern USA (Hardcover): Melanie Pawlitzki, Sabine Von Kienlin American National Parks: Alaska, Northern & Eastern USA (Hardcover)
Melanie Pawlitzki, Sabine Von Kienlin
R1,257 R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Save R457 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wide, breathtaking landscapes; crystal-clear, blue lakes; high, snow-covered mountain peaks--but also wild grizzlies, buffalos, mustangs, and rare animal species: this is North America. With nearly sixty national parks, the United States is preserving a living monument to the continent's pristine nature in an effort to make it accessible to everyone. This volume presents twenty-six parks in more than 450 photographs. Each has its own character and individual charm.

Yukon, Rugged Beauty (Hardcover): George Fischer Yukon, Rugged Beauty (Hardcover)
George Fischer
R999 R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shirley Sherwood Collection - Botanical Art Over 30 Years (Hardcover): Shirley Sherwood Shirley Sherwood Collection - Botanical Art Over 30 Years (Hardcover)
Shirley Sherwood
R1,069 R849 Discovery Miles 8 490 Save R220 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a celebration of the Shirley Sherwood Collection of contemporary botanical art, made over a period of 30 years by Dr Shirley Sherwood and considered the most important private collection of its kind in the world. In 2018 the 1000th painting was added to the collection, a pocket handkerchief by Coral Guest.

Flowers in Chinese Paintings - The Picturesque Four Seasons from 10th to 20th Century (Book): Roaring Lion Media Flowers in Chinese Paintings - The Picturesque Four Seasons from 10th to 20th Century (Book)
Roaring Lion Media; Edited by Mars Era Institute of Digital Arts
R2,287 R1,502 Discovery Miles 15 020 Save R785 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Painting flowers has a long and rich tradition in China, having evolved out of the classic bird-and-flower style to become its own distinct genre of painting. Tracing its history and evolution through centuries of artistic endeavor this amazingly researched book leaves no stone unturned. With chapters following the sequence of the four seasons, it brings to life the historical relevance of the most popular flowers by season as well as the most famous painters and their representative works, providing context and perspective on the development of this unique style. The book concludes with 80 exquisite flower paintings, masterworks of time and place selected as among the most beautiful and culturally important paintings of ancient China.

Capturing the Essence - Techniques for Bird Artists (Paperback): William T. Cooper Capturing the Essence - Techniques for Bird Artists (Paperback)
William T. Cooper
R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this stunningly beautiful book, bird artist William T. Cooper explores and demonstrates all aspects of drawing and painting birds. Renowned for his gorgeous and accurate wildlife renderings, Cooper here explains in detail how to create a true impression of a bird's appearance. The author describes his own experiences among birds in the wild, discusses bird anatomy, and lays out the essential principles of realistic painting. He guides both seasoned artists and enthusiastic beginners through all the techniques and processes involved in depicting birds anywhere in the world.

In the first part of the book, Cooper covers materials, bird anatomy, methods of working from captive birds (in zoos, for example), and methods for working in the field. He places special emphasis on the artist's understanding of the subject and how this knowledge can be transformed into drawings and paintings. The second part of the book deals with watercolors, acrylics, and oil paints, explaining for each medium the step-by-step processes leading from beginning sketches to finished work.

Drawing Wild Animals - Essential Techniques and Fascinating Facts for the Curious Artist (Paperback): Oana Befort, Maggie... Drawing Wild Animals - Essential Techniques and Fascinating Facts for the Curious Artist (Paperback)
Oana Befort, Maggie Reinbold
R483 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R185 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Featuring the delightful and informative illustrations of artist Oana Befort and the inspiring expertise of conservation educator Maggie Reinbold, Drawing Wild Animals guides artists at all skill levels as they learn to draw-and learn about-a diverse array of mammals, amphibians, and reptiles from around the world. To feed your curiosity, you'll learn the characteristics, behaviors, and habitats of animals from categories like predators, burrowers, grazers, marsupials, frogs and toads, and lizards and snakes. To nurture the artist, you'll get more than 25 step-by-step instructions that show how to develop each animal from simple shapes into richly detailed drawings. Armed with a deeper understanding of animals, you'll be better able to capture their stunning beauty and enchanting attributes in your artwork. Some of the intriguing animals you'll encounter: Bengal tiger Yellow mongoose African bush elephant European hedgehog Black flying fox Ring-tailed lemur Blue poison frog Gold dust day gecko Russian tortoise With Drawing Wild Animals, you'll learn to see-and draw-animals in a whole new light!

Frederic Church - A Painter's Pilgrimage (Paperback): Kenneth John Myers, Kevin J Avery, Gerald L. Carr, Mercedes Volait Frederic Church - A Painter's Pilgrimage (Paperback)
Kenneth John Myers, Kevin J Avery, Gerald L. Carr, Mercedes Volait
R1,033 R964 Discovery Miles 9 640 Save R69 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A beautiful overview of fascinating paintings of the classical world and the Holy Land by a beloved American artist Frederic Church (1826-1900), one of the leading painters of 19th-century America and the Hudson River School, also journeyed around the globe to find fresh inspiration for his highly detailed compositions. Among Church's lesser-known masterpieces are his paintings of the Middle East, Italy, and Greece, produced in the late 1860s through late 1870s, which explore themes of human history and achievement. Taking a closer look at this geographical and thematic shift in Church's practice, this handsome book brings together the artist's major paintings of Athens, Rome, Jerusalem, and the surrounding region. The essays concentrate on a set of six major paintings of architectural and archaeological marvels; one essay also spotlights Olana, Church's home in New York State, which reflects the influence of Middle Eastern design. This impressive volume stands apart in its new approach to the artist's work and its quest to determine why and how this quintessentially American figure was drawn to scenery and themes from the other side of the globe.

Literary Chickens (Hardcover): Beth Moon Literary Chickens (Hardcover)
Beth Moon; Foreword by Isabella Rossellini; Afterword by Jane Goodall; Commentary by Melissa Caughey, Collier Brown
R742 R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Save R148 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the best-selling photographer of Ancient Trees, an arresting collection of black-and-white chicken portraits paired with quotations from classic literature

Fierce, funny, and flamboyant, fifty-two heritage-breed chickens assess the camera with a keen gaze. By focusing on the faces of her avian subjects, Beth Moon reveals them to us not just as beautiful and exotic creatures, but as individuals in their own right.

Moon’s intimate portraits capture a startling range of emotions and personalities, underscored by excerpts from literature. A martial Spanish White Face is flanked by a passage from Beowulf; a fantastical Buff-Laced Polish, by a line from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and a refined Blue Polish, by a character sketch from Swann’s Way.

An essay by chicken keeper and best-selling author Melissa Caughey and cultural critic Collier Brown sheds additional light on this fresh and remarkable body of work, which will appeal to animal lovers and literature buffs alike.

British Wildlife Photography Awards 10 (Hardcover): Maggie Gowan British Wildlife Photography Awards 10 (Hardcover)
Maggie Gowan
R765 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R256 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, this stunning collection showcases 150 of the winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 competition. Curating the year's finest work from world-leading professionals and inspired amateurs, it celebrates the extraordinary diversity of British wildlife while inspiring readers of all ages to engage with nature and conservation. Every photograph is beautifully reproduced in a large format, with detailed technical information alongside the photographer's personal account. Featuring a fresh new design, and supported by a touring exhibition and major media campaign, this is both an essential reference and an irresistible gift. It will bring every reader closer to the often unseen and always surprising world of British nature.

Flourish Book 1 Flora - Leaf, Flower, and Plant Designs (Paperback): Christi Friesen Flourish Book 1 Flora - Leaf, Flower, and Plant Designs (Paperback)
Christi Friesen
R550 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R78 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Take Three Colours: Watercolour Seascapes - Start to Paint with 3 Colours, 3 Brushes and 9 Easy Projects (Paperback): Geoff... Take Three Colours: Watercolour Seascapes - Start to Paint with 3 Colours, 3 Brushes and 9 Easy Projects (Paperback)
Geoff Kersey 1
R260 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R48 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, Geoff Kersey shows you how to paint convincing seascapes in watercolour using just three brushes, three colours, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad. Only students' range watercolour paints are used, yet from these Geoff shows you how to paint nine realistic watercolour scenes. There is no off-putting colour theory or long-winded mixing information, but a practical absolute beginner's course that shows the three colours in action. You need only three affordable brushes: no. 10, no. 4 and no. 2 rounds in a synthetic range, to achieve all of the paintings shown. Let Geoff Kersey build your skills through nine easy exercises, starting from the simplest of scenes, resulting in seascapes you'll be proud of. With clear advice, step-by-step photographs showing simple techniques, how to trace and transfer a drawing, and finished paintings shown full size in the book for guidance, you will have everything you need to get painting. Colours used: ultramarine, candium yellow pale and light red. Brushes used: Round brushes no. 10 (Large), no.4 (Medium), and a no.2 (Small)

Desert Dust - One Man's Passion to Uncover the True Story Behind an Iconic American Photograph (Paperback): Paul W Papa,... Desert Dust - One Man's Passion to Uncover the True Story Behind an Iconic American Photograph (Paperback)
Paul W Papa, R.J. Gillilan
R463 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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