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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Fine Art.
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To find Books, DVDs etc... held in the library, select Library Catalogue limit left of your results.

What are Secondary Sources?  Journal articles, book chapters etc... written about a work, usually offering a critical view of that work.

What are Primary Sources?  Original works & uninterpreted information about an event or time.

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Evaluate! Evaluate! Evaluate!
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Fine Art Books

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Art Now! Vol:4 - Hans Werner Holzwarth (Editor)
ISBN: 9783836528160
Publication Date: 2013
A to Z entries on more than 100 artists include images of important recent work, an introductory text, and a short exhibition history with bibliographical information. The illustrated appendix collects contact details for the galleries representing the artists as well as auction results of the last few years.

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Directing for Animation : everything you didn't learn in art school - Tony Bancroft
ISBN: 0240818024
Publication Date: 2014
There's a lot more to directing a great animated film than beautiful illustrations & cool characters.... your inner creative visionary & take your savvy leadership skills to the front lines, being great with a pencil, brush, or stylus is not enough.

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Hans Haacke - Haacke; Ratti (Ed) & McCorqudale
ISBN: 9781907317644
Publication Date: 2013
This book focuses on Hans Haacke's 2010 site-specific work "Once Upon a Time" in the desacralised church of San Francesco in Como, Italy. Alongside the work Hans Haacke completed with students during his course as Visiting Professor at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti in 2010.

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Line Color Form - Jesse Day
ISBN: 9781621532446
Publication Date: 2013
... a thorough introduction to design theory & terminology in a visually appealing and accessible format. With hundreds of illustrations & minimal text, this primer was created with visual learners in mind, making it ideal for art students as well as those for whom English is a second language.

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Mobile Digital Art - David Leibowitz
ISBN: 9780240825021
Publication Date: 2013
Over 65 expert artists from around the world will show you how they created their original art, from inspiration & conceptualization, to the creation of the final image. Using step-by-step examples & easy-to-follow tutorials, you'll learn how to create stunning images on your iPad or iPhone.

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Oral History in the Visual Arts - Partington & Sandino (Eds)
ISBN: 9780857851970
Publication Date: 2013
Interviews are becoming an increasingly dominant research method in art, craft, design, fashion & textile history. This groundbreaking text demonstrates how artists, writers & historians deploy interviews as creative practice, as 'history', and as a means to insights into the micro-practices of arts production & identity that contribute to questions of 'voice', authenticity, and authorship.

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The Museum of Illusions - Celine Delavaux
ISBN: 9783791347776
Publication Date: 2013
Traveling back and forth across generations and movements, this engrossing book looks at the myriad ways artists fool their audiences. The art of optical illusion has been an integral part of painting since antiquity, when it was used as a yardstick by which to judge an artist's level of mastery.

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Wonder Wood - Barbara Glasner; Stephen Ott
ISBN: 9783034606745
Publication Date: 2013
Wood has the power to fascinate and inspire. From time immemorial, this versatile and renewable raw material has been used by designers from every discipline. Today, new finishing technologies are broadening the range of its uses and making surprising solutions possible.



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