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Picture This A First Introduction to Paintings, Woolf, Felicity
1 Woolf, Felicity Picture This A First Introduction to Paintings
0385411359 / 9780385411356; Looking at paintings can be fun. And fascinating - especially if you know how to ask yourself intriguing questions and use clues in the paintings to answer them. In this concise, accessible, and entertaining introduction to Western art, the author explains how to decipher the clues left behind in paintings. Using artwork ranging from an illuminated manuscript from the early fifteenth century to one of Jackson Pollack's action paintings from the 1950s, she introduces the major movements in art, talks about many techniques Western painters have used, and points out the kind of questions to ask yourself while vieweing various types of paintings. Twenty-four paintings are beautifully reproduced in this volume, making it an enticing introductory guide for adults as well as children. Includes a glossary, gallery list and index. The binding has a bump on one corner and the spine bottom. The jacket has light wear at the corners and spine ends, and a 1/4" tear at the back. ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 40 pages
Doubleday
New York, 1990, First Edition; Unknown
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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