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Handbook of Practical Planning for Art Collectors and Their Advisors
By American Bar Association
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ean: 9781627227254, isbn: 1627227253,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
Art is an asset of passion, as author Ramsay H. Slugg begins this invaluable resource, yet it has unique and not unimportant financial characteristics. These elements make art possibly the most difficult asset to incorporate into an overall estate and financial plan. Handbook of Practical Planning for Art Collectors and Their Advisors addresses two essential elements of art ownership: planning for the ultimate disposition of the art, including how to represent the wealth represented by the art

Think Like an Artist: How to Live a Happier, Smarter, More Creative Life
By imusti
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mpn: 41557030, ean: 9780241970805, isbn: 0241970806,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews
Think Like an Artist by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz - wisdom and smart thinking from Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with fresh, brilliant ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile? After spending years getting up close and personal with some of the world's greatest creative thinkers, the BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz has discovered a handful of traits that are common to them all. Basic practices and processes that allow their

Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll
By Tuttle Publishing
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ean: 9780804847353, isbn: 0804847355,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll features over 250 unique photographs as well as extensive commentary and background history. Japanese dolls (ningyo) have played an important role in Japanese art and culture since its earliest stages of development, as talismanic figures, centerpieces, in elaborate festivals, medical study tools, theater distractions, decorative objects, and avidly collected art forms, as well as childhood playthings. Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll is the most

Breakfast at Sotheby's: An A-Z of the Art Word
By The Overlook Press
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ean: 9781468311655, isbn: 1468311654,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
An entirely new way to look at art: a wry, intimate―and wholly alphabetical!―exploration of how art acquires its financial value Two questions are key to experiencing a work of art in a museum or exhibition: 1.) Do I like it? 2.) Who's it by? You need quite a few more questions if you're in an auction room or dealer's gallery, however. You’ll find yourself asking, How much is it worth? How much will it be worth in five or ten years? And finally, what will people think of me if they see it

Axel Vervoordt (Trade)
By Brand: Assouline
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9782843232978, isbn: 284323297X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
Axel Vervoordt began his career as an art and antiques dealer in the late 1960s, when he meticulously renovated a narrow street with sixteen of the oldest houses in Antwerp. In 1986, his company moved to a castle near Antwerp. Axel Vervoordt's company grew rapidly in this castle and he became a major collector and decorator. The foundation of Vervoordt's style is his commitment to making the past a relevant part of today's design. By juxtaposing different works of art, gathered throughout space

5000 Years of Tiles
By Brand: Smithsonian Books
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781588343987, isbn: 1588343987,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
A comprehensive, full-color exploration of tile art and production worldwide, from earliest times to the present day. The book is both an authoritative work of reference and a visual delight, ranging from ancient Greece, where the first fired roof tiles date from as early as the third millennium BC, to twentieth-century Mexico. Along the way we encounter stunning examples of the tiler's art: the enormous English medieval floor pavements from Byland Abbey and Clarendon Palace; figural tiles from

The Woodcut Artist's Handbook: Techniques and Tools for Relief Printmaking (Woodcut Artist's Handbook: Techniques & Tools for Relief Printmaking)
By Firefly Books
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mpn: 43171-610528, ean: 9781554076352, isbn: 1554076358,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
Praise for the first edition: ''An indispensable guide for those who make art out of the contrast between light and dark. And, it's a sheer pleasure for everyone else, thanks to its many wonderful illustrations.'' -- Artsforum ''Walker's instruction is so clear and well organized that this handbook is perfect for the beginner.'' -- American Artist The history of woodcuts goes back more than a thousand years. Working carefully and with great precision, the woodcut artist carves a mirror image

Gardner's Art Through the Ages
By Unknown
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ean: 9780155050907, isbn: 0155050907,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
The market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. With this book in hand, thousands of students have watched the story of art unfold in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, and thus deepened their understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. By virtue of its comprehensive coverage, strong

Painted Ponies
By Zon International Publishing
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ean: 9780939549016, isbn: 0939549018,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews
Painted Ponies is teh classic book of antique carousel art. This extraordinary coffee table style book presents the finest carving examples by the most renowned carousel artists. The rarest horses and most unique menagerie animals were selected from America's premier private collections and antique operating carousels. Painted Ponies contains useful guides, charts, and directories for collectors, carvers, artists, and enthusiasts. This book contains over 650 color photographs, 256 pages,

Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland
By I. B. Tauris
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ean: 9781781300732, isbn: 1781300739,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
Chinese wallpaper has been an important element of European interior decoration for 300 years. As trade between Europe and China flourished in the 17th century, Europeans developed a strong taste for Chinese art and design. The stunningly beautiful wall coverings now known as Chinese wallpaper were developed by Chinese painting workshops in response to western demand. A sophisticated synthesis of eastern and western art, Chinese wallpapers were an early-modern global product and they are still

Collecting Chinese Art
By S Berstein & Co Jade & Oriental art
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ean: 9780963893260, isbn: 0963893262,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
Much of what we know about early Chinese art is undergoing change in light of recent archaeological discoveries. This entertaining and informative volume by a leading specialist in the field illustrates and documents 120 outstanding Chinese works of art. Each example in jade, glass, sculpture and metalwork is illustrated in full color and described in light of the latest information. The author explores in detail a methodology for the study, appreciation and collecting of Chinese art. Sam

Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Guide
By Wiley
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ean: 9780471472742, isbn: 0471472743,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
Moving logically from simple concepts to specific tools and methods, this book shows how to construct perspective views one step at a time, with illustrated examples that cover every key part of the process. * Step-by-step instructions make the learning process simpler * Includes a new chapter on aerial perspective and an updated chapter with examples digital perspective drawings * It is visually oriented with the author's graphic explanations making the drawing process easy to understand * The

Art Collecting Today: Market Insights for Everyone Passionate about Art
By Allworth Press
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ean: 9781621535737, isbn: 1621535738,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
Grounded in real-life stories, Art Collecting Today is the essential practical guide to today's art market. A lightly regulated industry with more than sixty billion dollars of annual sales, the art market is often opaque and confusing to even the most experienced collectors. But whether a seasoned collector, an uninitiated newcomer, or an art-world insider, readers will learn within these pages how the art marketplace works in practice and how to navigate it smartly. Those who may have been

The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection
By Brand: GILES
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ean: 9781907804014, isbn: 1907804013,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
This stunning volume explores the little-known subject of ''lover’s eyes,'' hand-painted miniatures of single human eyes set in jewellery and given as tokens of affection or remembrance. In 1785, when the Prince of Wales secretly proposed to Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert with a miniature of his own eye, he inspired an aristocratic fad for exchanging eye portraits mounted in a wide variety of settings including brooches, rings, lockets and toothpick cases.Graham Boettcher discusses the history and

Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze
By Philip Wilson Publishers
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ean: 9781781300633, isbn: 1781300631,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 125 reviews
Michelangelo (1475–1564) is one of the most important and influential artists in the history of art. Documented as a sculptor who worked in a variety of media, his production in bronze has, until recently, proved elusive. However, in 2015 an international team of experts proposed that a pair of stunning male nude figures astride ferocious felines, known as the Rothschild bronzes, should be ascribed to Michelangelo and dated to the early 1500s.These enigmatic and visually-striking bronze

Metaphorical Journey
By Kush Fine Art
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ean: 9780976529804, isbn: 0976529807,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
Metaphorical Journey is a poetic catalogue of the Vladimir Kush’s major paintings and drawings through 2002. It includes his biography, his credo as founder of the Metaphorical Realism which is in the school of Surrealism, and full page illustrations of his art and related poetry. It is a coffee table style book as well as an official Catalogue Raisonne reference..

Mennonite Arts (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
By Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
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ean: 9780764314148, isbn: 0764314149,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
This pioneer work presents the rich and diverse decorative arts produced by the distinctive Mennonite communities in Europe, Pennsylvania, and Canada over a 300-year period. In his scholarly text, Clarke Hess identifies a host of newly recognized Mennonite artisans of traditional textiles and quilts, furniture, clocks, wooden boxes and carvings, metals, pottery, and fraktur. Derived from private collections throughout the United States and Canada, these colorful folk items of Mennonite families

Hiroshige's Journey in the 60-Odd Provinces (Famous Japanese Print Series)
By Marije Jansen
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ean: 9789074822602, isbn: 9074822606,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) designed a series of 70 landscapes depicting the provinces of Japan between 1854 and 1856. It was the first of a number of sets from the highly productive years of his later life. The designs comprising Famous places in the 60-odd provinces (Rokuju yoshu meisho zue) are taken from all corners of Japan. Designs published before this series had already depicted the famous routes between Edo and Kyoto, the Tokaido and the Kisokaido, and various well known locations

A Poor Collector's Guide to Buying Great Art
By imusti
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ean: 9783899555790, isbn: 3899555791,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
Today’s art market is incredibly dynamic.There are so many compelling works, shows,and exhibitions to choose from and newgalleries are opening all the time. Becausethere is so much to discover and see, manypeople are getting interested in collectingart. But since it’s impossible to keep trackof all developments, becoming an art collectoris not easy.A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Artprovides relief and offers sound advice tothose who want to buy art but don’t knowhow or where

Direct Stone Sculpture (Schiffer Art Books)
By Schiffer Publishing
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ean: 9780764312243, isbn: 0764312243,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
The ancient and wonderful art of direct stone sculpture is brought to life in this comprehensive new book by the noted sculptor, Milt Liebson. After a brief, informative historical overview of stone sculpture, he leads the reader through the hands-on experience of sculpting in stone. This is an invaluable book for artists and would-be artists in stone. The types of stone used in sculpture are covered, as well as the basic tools for hand sculpting and the techniques for their use. For the

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