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Art Without Compromise

by Wendy Richmond Allworth (February 16, 2010)

Combining 24 years of research and insight from her columns in Communication Arts magazine, artist, educator, and writer Wendy Richmond challenges artists to investigate their work through multiple lenses in...

The Rise

by Sarah Lewis Simon & Schuster (March 04, 2014)

From celebrated art historian, curator, and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavors—from innovation to the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections...

Drawing on the Artist Within

by Betty Edwards Simon & Schuster (October 09, 2008)

Whether you are a business manager, teacher, writer, technician, or student, you'll find Drawing on the Artist Within the most effective program ever created for tapping your creative powers. Profusely illustrated...

Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)

by Arnold Scaasi Scribner (June 15, 2010)

A fascinating read of personal experiences from the famed fashion designer that showcases the lives and contributions of iconic women -- from Jackie Kennedy to Elizabeth Taylor to Laura Bush to Princess Diana...

Design Culture

by Marie Finamore & Steven Heller Allworth (September 01, 1997)

Presenting a significant selection of seventy-eight essays, interviews, and symposia from the pioneering AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Design Culture examines the coming of age of graphic design as a profession...

Mellencamp: Paintings and Reflections

by John Mellencamp HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

John Mellencamp is one if the true Renaissance men of popular music. In the public spotlight for over twenty-five years, with a string of number one hits and multiplatinum records side to his artistic talent...

Decoration of Houses

by Alexandra Stoddard William Morrow Paperbacks (April 23, 2013)

Alexandra Stoddard continues her creative and insightful guidance by showing us how to make our homes a real expression of our true selves. Starting with the Fifteen Defining Principles of Interior Design, Stoddard...

Ethics and the Visual Arts

by Elaine A. King & Gail Levin Allworth (September 21, 2010)

The dark side of the arts is explored in this timely volume, sure to spark discussion and debate. Nineteen diverse essays by such distinguished authors as Eric Fischl, Suzaan Boettger, Stephen Weil, Richard...

The Changing Concept of Reality in Art

by Deborah Rosenthal & Erwin Rosenthal Arcade (January 28, 2013)

"The transmutation of artistic form," writes Erwin Rosenthal, "depends on individual decisions and cultural development. But there are basic laws of self-expression which do not change, which are perpetual because...

The Profitable Artist

by Artspire Allworth (November 15, 2011)

While all art is unique, the challenges artists face are shared regardless of background, experience, and artistic medium. With decades of experience training and helping artists, the expert staff of the New...

Selling Art without Galleries

by Daniel Grant Allworth (November 21, 2017)

“Not simply a how-to book, Selling Art without Galleries is a hands-on guidebook to daily life in the complex and sometimes murky world of the art market.” —Sculpture Magazine

The days in which artists...

The Art World Demystified

by Brainard Carey Allworth (April 19, 2016)

The Art World Demystified unfolds the confusing and often treacherous terrain of the art world, revealing the inner workings of a system that has few rules but many opportunities. In this volume, artists will...

Art Collecting Today

by Doug Woodham Allworth (April 04, 2017)

An insider's guide to buying, collecting, and selling art from an insider of Christie's

Grounded in real-life stories, Art Collecting Today is the essential practical guide to today's art market. A lightly regulated...

Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

by Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster (March 13, 2018)

One of The Christian Science Monitor’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

“An engrossing read…a historically and psychologically rich account of the young Picasso and his coteries in Barcelona and Paris” (...

The Big Book of Packaging

by Will Burke, Lisa Baer & James Pietruszynski Harper Design (June 26, 2012)

Intended as a comprehensive resource for designers, creative professionals, marketers, and retailers, The Big Book of Packaging contains 384 pages of the most innovative packaging designs from around the world....

Artists Communities

by The Alliance of Artists' Communities & Robert Macneil Allworth (April 01, 2005)

The bible of creative residency programs returns, with fresh information and new features for artists of all disciplines. More than 300 programs worldwide are described, with 95 leading communities featured...

How to Start a Faux Painting or Mural Business

by Rebecca F. Pittman Allworth (October 05, 2010)

This second edition is updated and expanded to cover better ways to advertise, innovative supplies (such as Venetian plasters and stained cements), unique bidding and studio setups required for new plasters...

Art 101

by Eric Grzymkowski Adams Media (December 02, 2013)

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. Art 101 cuts out the boring details...

The Layout Look Book

by Max Weber Harper Design (September 20, 2011)

When undertaking a new project, the first thing that must be decided on is the layout. Organized so as to encourage creativity, serendipitous discovery, and inspiration, The Layout Look Book is a great guide...

Impressions of Paris

by Cat Seto Harper Design (April 11, 2017)

Artist Cat Seto, founder of the acclaimed Ferme à Papier brand, introduces you to the City of Light as never before in this distinctive volume—both a visual feast and celebration of the artistic process—filled...

The Rejection Collection

by Matthew Diffee & Robert Mankoff Gallery Books (May 11, 2010)

Each week about fifty New Yorker cartoonists submit ten ideas, yielding five hundred cartoons for no more than twenty spots in the magazine. Arguably the most brilliant single-panel-gag cartoonists in the world...

Starting Your Career as an Artist

by Angie Wojak & Stacy Miller Allworth (July 06, 2011)

Starting Your Career as an Artist is a comprehensive manual full of sound advice for artists seeking to advance their professional careers. Veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show...

A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

by Gertrude Grace Sill Touchstone (January 18, 2011)

Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols.

Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories—from...

Complete Printmaker

by John Ross, Claire Romano & Tim Ross Free Press (December 01, 2009)

This revised and expanded edition takes the reader step by step through the history and techniques of over forty-five print-making methods.

From the traditional etching, engraving, lithography, and relief print...


by Heather Darcy Bhandari & Jonathan Melber Free Press (March 24, 2009)

The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career—the fully revised and updated edition of Art/Work, now in its fourteenth printing, shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in this highly...

Michelangelo's Mountain

by Eric Scigliano Atria Books (August 30, 2005)

Discover the fascinating, crucial, and often dangerous relationship between Michelangelo and the stone quarries of Carrara in this clear-eyed and well-researched exploration that “recounts the artist's large...

The Curse of Beauty

by James Bone Regan Arts. (April 12, 2016)

The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation.

As America was stepping into the modern...

A Perfect Red

by Amy Butler Greenfield HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities. Treasured by the ancient Mexicans, cochineal was sold in the great Aztec...

Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles

by Francine Prose HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Matching gorgeous prose to gorgeous artworks, Prose responds to each image as a moment of theatrical revelation, sensual or spiritual, and frequently both.” — Boston Sunday Globe

In Caravaggio, New York...

Street Knowledge

by King Adz Collins (September 30, 2010)

An encyclopaedia of street culture for those who love Banksy or Irvine Welsh and want to know about the cutting-edge talents, past and present, who have shaped urban cool.

This eye-catching insider's guide includes...