The Art Pack by Christophe Frayling

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Filled with pop-ups, pullouts, and mobiles, The Art Pack is a completely new way to experience artists' use of color, line, composition, perspective, and optics, as well as a lavishly illustrated introduction to the history of Western art.

With The Art Pack you can:

Examine a three-dimensional model of an artist's studio painted by Vermeer
See for yourself how an artist solves problems of perspective by using a replica of Alberti's veil and a pop-up viewer
Break up light with a camera obscura and a filtered Claude glass
Study the combinations of colors that produce shades and tones, by manipulating a real color wheel
Hear (on audiocassette) why the world considers great paintings masterpieces, and see them reproduced in full color

And much more!
 

About Christophe Frayling

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Christopher Frayling, retiring Chairman of England's Arts Council, Rector of the Royal College of Arts, London, from 1996 to 2009, and one of the world's leading cultural historians, first became interested in Walpole's Selima when researching Rousseau's political ideas in 1960s Cambridge, where his thesis was dedicated to his own twenty-six-year-old goldfish, George.
 
Published November 24, 1992 by Knopf. 18 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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There is a section on form, one called "The Art Chain" that traces the ways in which careers of artists have changed since the Middle Ages, and finally a section consisting of a small pullout gallery of 20 famous paintings tucked into the back cover opposite a colored diagram showing their dates ...

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Although written for readers who ``have an active and committed interest in visual art, but not yet a very informed interest,'' this innovative book, which analyzes various concepts using examples from every period of Western art, has insights to offer even those who have studied art history form...

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