In complete step-by-step demonstrations painted in oils on canvas, popular painter Dorothy Dent shows you how to create romantic country scenes in all seasons. From pastoral farmlands to breathtaking mountain vistas, woodland streams to historic old mills and coastal lighthouses, clear photos show how to achieve consistent highlights, shadows, light and dark contrast and textures for realism in landscape painting.
"What is landscape? How does it differ from 'land'? Does landscape always imply something to be pictured, a scene? When and why did we begin to cherish images of nature? What is 'nature'? Is it everything that isn't art, or artifact? By addressing these and many other questions,Landscape andWestern Artexplores the myriad ideas and images of the natural world in Western art since the Renaissance. Implying that land is the raw material, and that art is created by turning land into landscape, which then becomes art, author Malcolm Andrews takes the reader on a thematic tour of the fascinating and challenging issues of landscape as art.
"The book's broad sweep covers the full, rich spectrum of landscape art, including painting, gardening, panorama, poetry, photography, and art. Artistic issues are investigated in connection with Western cultural movements, and within a full international and historical context. Clear explanations and beautiful illustrations convey to the reader the idea of landscape as an experience in which everyone is creatively involved. Landscape and Western Art provides an enlightening and comprehensive critical overview of landscape art."
Quiet moments on the porch, family picnics on the deck, cool dips in the backyard pool--outdoor living can be the best living there is. Now the Editors of House Beautiful magazine show how to extend "the good life" into one's outdoor space with design elements such as plants, pools, and garden structures.
A comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to the use of pattern and mosaic in the garden, this book includes more than 20 stylish projects that make use of a variety of materials, from traditional polished stone to broken glass.