Art & Music

The Art Book (Big Ideas) Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465491411
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Published: DK - November 10th, 2020

What is Fauvism? Which event inspired Picasso’s Guernica? Who connects Andy Warhol and David Hockney? 

This comprehensive volume answers all these and more. In a grand timeline of art, it explains how one movement influenced the next, discusses influential painters, sculptors, and artists, and showcases 80 of the world’s greatest artworks.


The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Cover Image
By DK
$25.00
ISBN: 9781465453372
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Published: DK - March 7th, 2017

What is Fauvism? Which event inspired Picasso’s Guernica? Who connects Andy Warhol and David Hockney? 

This comprehensive volume answers all these and more. In a grand timeline of art, it explains how one movement influenced the next, discusses influential painters, sculptors, and artists, and showcases 80 of the world’s greatest artworks.


The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Cover Image
By DK, Katie Derham (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781465473424
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Published: DK - August 28th, 2018

Who wrote the first true “opera”? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies?


The Movie Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465491008
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Published: DK - February 11th, 2020

Does Chinatown subvert the film noir genre? What is the effect of Pulp Fiction’s episodic plot? How do multiple points of view undermine notions of reality in Rashomon
 


The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465461780
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Published: DK Children - August 1st, 2017

Open your eyes to the wonderful world of art inside this beautiful book. 

The entire history of the greatest works in painting, sculpture, and photography are included on this comprehensive and colourful tour through time.




Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062856203
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Published: Harper - October 30th, 2018

Year of Wonder is an absolute treatthe most enlightening way to be guided through the year. Eddie Redmayne


One Drawing a Day: A Creative Workbook for the Artist in You Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250202307
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Published: Castle Point Books - February 12th, 2019

Grab inspiration by the #2 pencil and sketch your dreams and visions all over this creative journal. Draw a pirate, a cat with a mohawk, or the thing you desire most. Draw a ghost, an old friend, or a ferocious gerbil. You’ll never be at a loss for ideas with One Drawing a Day. Each page offers a brand-new prompt to help you stretch yourself as an artist and a person.


100 Days of Drawing (Guided Sketchbook): Sketch, Paint, and Doodle Towards One Creative Goal Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419732171
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 4th, 2018

How satisfying would it be to complete 100 drawings? With 100 Days of Drawing, author Jennifer Orkin Lewis (@augustwren) sets you up for success. A practitioner of daily drawing for four years straight, Lewis divides this sketchbook into 25 of her favorite subjects and techniques.


50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life: Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper (Flow) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781523501151
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 17th, 2018

The mindful pleasure of learning to draw, with paper goodies and creative secrets from expert illustrators.
 
Draw the Flow way. In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and techniques to teach the creatively curious how to draw.


Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612126524
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 18th, 2017

Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity.


Maker Comics: Draw a Comic! Cover Image
$23.39
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ISBN: 9781250152114
Published: First Second - October 22nd, 2019

Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside JP Coovert's graphic novel you will find illustrated instructions for seven comic book projects!


Express Yourself: A Hand Lettering Workbook for Kids: Create Awesome Quotes the Fun & Easy Way! Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781624146138
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Published: Page Street Publishing - October 2nd, 2018

Personalize Your School Supplies, Room Décor, Note Cards & More!


You Will be Able to Draw by the End of this Book: Ink Cover Image
$19.88
ISBN: 9781781576533
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Published: Ilex Press - November 5th, 2019

An original and accessible guide to drawing in ink, the artist's most versatile medium
Discover the endless possibilities of ink - whether you are using a nib pen, brush, biro or marker. This interactive book teaches you how to draw in line, wash and color, and allows you the space to practice on the page through guided exercises in mark-making and drawing.


You Will be Able to Draw Faces by the End of This Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781781575260
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Published: Ilex Press - August 7th, 2018

This book is for anybody who wants to become confident in drawing faces whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced artist. From basic facial structures to finer details, the book teaches you the fundamentals of portraiture, and also allows you space to practise on the page.


Large Sketchbook (Kivar, Black) (Watson Guptill Sketchbooks) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780823005192
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Published: Watson-Guptill - March 1st, 1996

A deluxe, hardcover sketchbook with archival-quality paper that works for a variety of drawing media with pages that are large enough for you to take rough sketches all the way to final artwork.


Large Sketchbook (Kivar, Black) (Watson Guptill Sketchbooks) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780823005192
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: Watson-Guptill - March 1st, 1996

A deluxe, hardcover sketchbook with archival-quality paper that works for a variety of drawing media with pages that are large enough for you to take rough sketches all the way to final artwork.


Music Theory 101: From keys and scales to rhythm and melody, an essential primer on the basics of music theory (Adams 101) Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9781507203668
Published: Adams Media - August 8th, 2017

Learn the basics of music theory in this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide.

From classical to hard rock, and jazz to hip hop, music is constantly evolving, but many of the basics have stayed the same.


Art 101: From Vincent van Gogh to Andy Warhol, Key People, Ideas, and Moments in the History of Art (Adams 101) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781440571541
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Published: Adams Media - January 1st, 2014

Explore the beautiful and complex world of art!
Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose.