Mark Hearld's Work Book

Author: Mark Hearld,Simon Martin
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945866
Category: Art
Page: 189
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The artist Mark Hearld finds his inspiration in the flora and fauna of the British countryside: a blue-eyed jay perched on an oak branch; two hares enjoying the spoils of an allotment; a mute swan standing at the frozen water’s edge; and a sleek red fox prowling the fields. Hearld admires such twentieth-century artists as Edward Bawden, John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Enid Marx, and, like them, he chooses to work in a range of media – paint, print, collage, textiles and ceramics. Workbook is the first collection of Hearld’s beguiling art. The works are grouped into nature-related themes introduced by Hearld, who narrates the story behind some of his creations and discusses his influences. He explains his particular love of collage, which he favours for its graphic quality and potential for strong composition. Art historian Simon Martin contributes an essay on Hearld’s place in the English popular-art tradition, and also meets Hearld in his museum-like home to explore the artist’s passion for collecting objects, his working methods and his startling ability to view the wonders of the natural world as if through a child’s eyes.

Garden Wisdom

Author: Leslie Geddes-Brown
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858944623
Category: Gardening
Page: 159
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Comprising extracts on subjects as varied as water gardens and window boxes, lettuces and lupins, this anthology offers insights into the patience and versatility required of the successful gardener as he or she negotiates the vagaries of soil, climate and seasons - to say nothing of the temperamental behaviour of different plants.

Angie Lewin

Plants and Places
Author: Leslie Geddes-Brown
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945361
Category: Art
Page: 191
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The artist Angie Lewin has a unique vision of the natural world. This title presents over 70 of Lewin's crafted linocuts and wood engravings. The works are grouped according to habitat together with drawings, paintings, and collages from Lewin's sketchbooks of grasses, seed pods, seaweed, and shells.

National Portrait Gallery - Audrey Hepburn (Planner 2018)

Author: Flame Tree Studios
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786644411
Page: N.A
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Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner features on its cover a design based on a glamorous black and white photograph of Audrey Hepburn, making it a perfect gift or special treat just for you.


Author: Donald Burton Kuspit,Dale Chihuly
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9780810963368
Category: Art glass
Page: 343
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Dale Chihuly began to work in glass some 30 years ago, inspired by its unique ability to convey and transform color, light, and space. A co-founder of the Pilchuk Glass School, north of Seattle, he revolutionized the American studio glass movement by adapting the teamwork he observed when he became one of the first Americans allowed access to the secrets of Venetian glassblowing. In this first full-scale study of Chihuly's career to date, the distinguished art critic Donald Kuspit broadens our understanding of Chihuly's innovative and avidly sought-after work. Enhanced by superb new photographs of Chihuly's spectacular glass sculpture, Kuspit's essay explores the relationship of medium to artistry and craftsmanship and the dynamics of the creative process. A winner of the prestigious Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism, Kuspit is an ideal interpreter of Chihuly's significance in the world of twentieth-century art. The superb colorplates and the book's dramatic design do full justice to the artist's brilliant multi-part sets, complex groupings, and inventive architectural installations.

Animal Seasons

Author: Brian Wildsmith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192721754
Category: Animals
Page: 24
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Spring brings forth flowers and animal young, but the summer is hot, fruits ripen, and the animals seek shade. Autumn paints leaves while animals store food for the winter when the ground is covered with snow.

Miffy at the Playground

Author: Dick Bruna
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
ISBN: 9781471123320
Category: Children's stories
Page: 32
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It's such a lovely, sunny day that Miffy has put up her tent in the garden and, for a very special treat, Mummy Bunny lets her play in the paddling pool! It's so much fun. These highly desirable classic books have been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton.

Anna Pugh

Author: N.A
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 0711226865
Category: Art
Page: 156
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Anna Pugh is one of Britain's leading folk artists. Her work has an international following, and her obvious empathy with the countryside, with animals and with plants in particular, gives her work a spellbinding charm, and has made it extremely popular. In this book, the first to be written on her work, critic Angus Stewart analyses the peculiar character and strength of her paintings and sets them in the context of her life and inspiration.

Natural garden style

gardening inspired by nature
Author: Noë̈l Kingsbury,Nicola Browne
Publisher: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 191
View: 1931

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A timely in depth exploration of approaches to garden design that take their inspiration from nature. Features a section on creating and maintaining your own natural style garden.

First World War Posters

Author: Rosalind Ormiston
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
ISBN: 9780857758163
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Features an introduction to the First World War and its posters, and 100 key works. Beautifully reproduced full-page artworks in an appealing hardback giftbook.

Tessa Newcomb

Author: Philip Vann,Tessa Newcomb
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904537946
Category: Light in art
Page: 144
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Tessa Newcomb's art arises from piercingly clear, pristine perceptions of the everyday and natural worlds. The drawings she continually makes - such as on riotously weedy Suffolk allotments, observing curious, even bizarre happenings in manicured Parisian squares or alongside Venetian canals, and while ambling or cycling among the clear light and spacious landscapes of East Anglia - are a rich imaginative source for her paintings. Born in Suffolk in 1955, daughter of the painter Mary Newcomb, Tessa sees her art as inseparable from ordinary life. Each of her paintings seems to tell a secret story. Their eerily beautiful atmospheres and curiously juxtaposed imagery recall the art of Christopher Wood (1901-1930). Among her sources of inspiration, she counts 'watching slow, atmospheric films', early 20th-century urban photography, 'going places and rail journeys' and reading poetry. This well-illustrated book - partly based on the author's conversations with Tessa Newcomb - is the first survey of this artist of singular vision, with a keen, popular following. It reveals how her subtly multi-layered paintings are illuminated by an interior radiance, an awareness of what she calls 'Spaces and Silences', and a rare, magical poignancy.

Claughton Pellew

wood engravings : Ashmolean Museum, Eldon, Gallery, 16 September-22 November 1987
Author: Claughton Pellew,Anne Stevens,Ashmolean Museum
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 35
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Ukulele Chords

Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Carry, One Chord on Every Page
Author: Jake Jackson
Publisher: Easy-to-Use
ISBN: 9781783613168
Category: Ukulele
Page: 384
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180 chords, arranged by key, this is a flexible, comprehensive solution for learners of all ages. A no-nonsense, easy to carry, wiro book that will fit into a gig bag, flight case or hand bag. Organised with Essential, Useful and Occasional chords, and an introduction to strumming, ukulele types and a simple guide to understanding chords.

Teeth, Tails, [and] Tentacles

An Animal Counting Book
Author: Christopher Wormell
Publisher: Running Press Kids
ISBN: 9780762427284
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 22
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A counting book covering the numbers one to twenty contains block prints of animals. On board pages.