Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Outside of a Dog, #55

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

This weekend marks the 29th Annual Art in the Park festival, held in Warren’s City Square. Next week and weekend will be the famous Ann Arbor Street Art Fairs, a city-wide celebration of artists nationwide. Whether you’re looking to read about art, look at art, or make art, we’ve got the books for you!

The Oxford companion to twentieth-century art – Harold Osborne
Sometimes a reference book, this Oxford companion indexes and informs about art styles, artists, and artwork from the turn of the century to approximately the 1990s.
709.04 O WCV
REF 709.04 O WMB

Art masterpieces of the Louvre – Ted Smart
Of course you know the Louvre has the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, and the Winged Victory, but this books details much more than just those few famed works.
708.4 S WDB

The art of painting on glass: techniques and designs for stained glass – Albinas Elskus
Stained glass is a beautiful addition to many classic churches and other buildings. Here, you can learn how to make and paint your own.
748.5 E WCV

Fine art reproductions of old & modern masters: a comprehensive illustrated catalog of art through the ages – New York Graphic Society
The New York Graphic Society is a publishing company that deals very specifically in art books. Here, reproductions, suitable for framing are presented for the collector, aficionado, and the interested amateur.
750.8 F WCV

Design with paper in art and graphic design – Raymond Ballinger
Origami is the art of folding paper to make small sculptures. This book will show you how to do papercraft, putting together paper shapes to make larger scale works of art.
702.8 B WAM

Don’t forget the Museum Adventure Pass! You can get two passes to the Detroit Institute of Arts, or four passes to Arts and Scraps, so you can make your own art!

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