Bibliography

a selection of books that may be of interest 
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Subject / Title

Name

Publisher

ISBN

Design and Composition
 
 
 
Which Way?
Humphries, David
Moot House
 
     

"a short book including discussion on ten key design considerations, such as focal point location, eye movement though a painting and design criteria."

     
Composition in Art Poore, Henry Dover 0-486-23358-8
cover

"a useful review of major design aspects of composition"
 

     
The Artist's Guide to Composition
Webb, Frank
David & Charles
0-7153-0337-6
"an illustrative book showing various aspects of design"      
The Art of Looking Humphries, David Moot House  
     
" a short book illustrating the range of art that can be created in oil, mixed media, photography, digital, collage and fractals "

 

     
Drawing
 
 
 
Experimental Drawing
Kaupelis, Robert
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-1622-6
cover

"lots of ideas to develop your drawing skills...talent is not enough....practice every day"
 
     
The Technical Pen
Simmons, Gary
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-5227-3
cover 

"this is also a very useful drawing book for highlighting the range of marks that can be made, not only with a pen, to illustrate the textural feel of a subject"
 
     
Colour
 
 
 
Making Color Sing
Dobie, Jeanne
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-2993-X

cover
 
"as an introduction to colour and watercolours this is a superb book"

     
Colour Choices
Quiller, Stephen
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-0696-4
cover

"I've had the opportunity to paint with Stephen and this is a great book to complement the above and present colour theory "
 
     
Color in Contemporary Painting
Le Clair, Charles
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-0738-3
Watercolour
 
 
 
Webb on Watercolor
Webb, Frank
North Light Books
0-89134-478-0
The Challenge of Watercolour
Blockley, John
A & C Black
0-7136-2371-3
Watercolour Interpretations
Blockley, John
North Light Books
0-89134-196-X
"John wrote a series of books and although sadly he is no longer with us ,they remain a testament to his wonderful illustration of the many aspects of his textural style of impressionism. It was a pleasure to paint with him"
 
     
Acrylic
 
 
 
Acrylic Painting Techniques
Quiller, Stephen
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-0105-9
cover

"Another of Stephen's creative and colourful books"
 
     
Composing in Acrylics
Hollerbach, Serge
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-0869-X
"A few years ago I also had the opportunity to paint with Serge...a great teacher with an amusing and succinct observation of people"      
Oil
 
 
 
Alla Prima
Schmid, Richard
Stove Prairee Press
0-9662117-1-5
The Oil Painting Book
Creevy, Bill
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-3273-6
Collage
 
 
 
Collage Techniques
Brommer, Gerald
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-0655-7
cover      
Watercolor Collage Workshop
Brommer, Gerald
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-5652-X
 cover

"Gerry is one of the finest teachers I've ever had the opportunity to paint with and both these books are a great introduction to collage. If you ever wanted to break free of watercolours this will help you escape."

     
Abstract
 
 
 
Abstract in Art and Nature
Hale, Nathan
Dover
0-486-27482-9
Landscapes
     
Halfway Round Humphries, David Moot House  

"a short book illustrating the diverse way that mixed media paintings, oils, collages and photographs can be used to convey the coastline of the UK"

     
The challenge of Landscape Painting
Simpson, Ian
Collins
000 4115732
People
 
 
 
The Natural Way to Paint
Reid, Charles
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-3158-6
Painting people in Watercolor
Powers, Alex
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-3816-5
cover

"Painting with Alex is a rewarding experience and this book covers not only the elements of how to draw the human figure but also the design concepts as well."

     
Interpreting the figure in Watercolour
Andrews, Don
Watson-Guptill
 0-8230-2548-9
Art History
 
 
 
The Annotated Mona Lisa
Strickland, Carol
Andrews and McMeel
0-8362-8005-9
cover

"Who needs to spend three years doing a degree in art history when you could read this book ...well written and a wonderful overview." 

     
Materials
 
 
 
Watercolor Paper Handbook
Mertz, Werner
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-5678-3
The Encyclopaedia of Picture
Framing Techniques
Cunning, Robert
Headline
0-7472-7808-3
Philosophy
 
 
 
The Art Spirit
Henri, Robert
Lippincott
 
Art Theory   A Very Short Introduction

"a very small book that is thought-provoking in the way that art is perceived"


 
Freeland, Cynthia






 
Oxford University Press






 
0-19-280463-4






 

Photography      
Digital black and white photography Beardsworth, John Ilex 1-904705-52-9
 

"a useful guide to black and white digital imaging using Photoshop"

     
 
Sculpture
     
Modern Sculpture A Concise History
Read, Herbert
Thames & Hudson
0-500-20014-9
Terracotta
Lucchesi, Bruno
Watson-Guptill
0-8230-5321-0
" a stimulating insight into a wide range of techniques"
 
 
 
The human form in clay
Waller, Jane
The Crowood Press
1-86126 413 5
" an inspirational book covering the work of  50 contemporary artists"