Art, Photography & Architecture

Art and architecture - past, present and future - all found here. You'll find just as many books about art as books containing art. Photography, history and theory of art as well as art instruction are all included. So search your favorite photographer, architect, or art philosopher using the search options below, or feel free to browse a thousand images until you find the item you can't live without.

Top Sellers in Art, Photography & Architecture

The Artist's Way

The Artist's Way

by Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist's life. Still as vital today-or perhaps even more so-than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist's Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new... Read more about this item
Drawing On the Right Side Of the Brain

Drawing On the Right Side Of the Brain

by Betty Edwards

Betty Edwards is an American art teacher and author, best known for her 1979 book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. She taught and did research at the California State University, Long Beach until she retired in the late '90s. While there, she founded the Center for the Educational Applications of Brain Hemisphere Research.
Ways Of Seeing

Ways Of Seeing

by John Berger

Ways of Seeing was a 1972 BBC television series created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb, that led to a book of the same name. The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series is partially a response to Kenneth Clark's Civilisation series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon.
The Story Of Art

The Story Of Art

by E H Gombrich

The Story of Art is an introduction to art, written by E. H. Gombrich. First published in 1950, it is widely regarded both as a seminal work of criticism, and as one of the most accessible introductions to the visual arts. It was originally intended for younger readers. It has sold over seven million copies to become the best selling art book of all time. It is currently in its 16th edition and has been translated into approximately 30 languages.
The Death and Life Of Great American Cities

The Death and Life Of Great American Cities

by Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs was born on May 4, 1916, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her father was a physician and her mother taught school and worked as a nurse. After high school and a year spent as a reporter on the Scranton Tribune, Jacobs went to New York, where she found a succession of jobs as a stenographer and wrote free-lance articles about the city's many working districts, which fascinated her. In 1952, after a number of writing and editing jobs ranging in subject matter from metallurgy to a geography of the... Read more about this item
World Of Art, A

World Of Art, A

by Henry M Sayre

A World of Art fosters the critical thinking and visual literacy skills students need to understand art from around the globe. Noted author and educator Henry Sayre teaches students how to ask the right questions about the visual world that surrounds us, and to then respond meaningfully to the complexity of that world. New to the eighth edition, seven thematic chapters help students better identify and understand major themes of art–such as “the cycle of life” and “the body, gender, and... Read more about this item
Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics

by Scott McCloud

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art is a 215-page non-fiction comic book, written and drawn by Scott McCloud and originally published in 1993. It explores the definition of comics, the historical development of the medium, its fundamental vocabulary, and various ways in which these elements have been used. It discusses theoretical work on comics as an artform and a communications medium. It also uses the comic medium for non-storytelling purposes.
The New Drawing On the Right Side Of the Brain

The New Drawing On the Right Side Of the Brain

by Betty Edwards

When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition. Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the... Read more about this item
The Savoy Cocktail Book

The Savoy Cocktail Book

by Harry Craddock

The now-classic prohibition era cocktail book, originally published in 1930 by Savoy Hotel in London.
The Power Broker

The Power Broker

by Robert a Caro

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York is a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1974 biography of Robert Moses, "New York City's Master Builder", by Robert Caro. In the years since its publication, and especially since Moses's death in 1981, it has been central to discussion of Moses and the history of 20th-century New York.
The Power Broker

The Power Broker

by Robert A Caro

Robert Caro’s monumental book makes public what few outsiders knew: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of his time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens—the way things really get done in America’s City Halls and Statehouses—and brings to light a bonanza of vital information about such national figures as Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the... Read more about this item
Visual Display Of Quantitative Information, The

Visual Display Of Quantitative Information, The

by Edward R Tufte

Data graphics visually display measured quantities by means of the combined use of points, lines, a coordinate system, numbers, symbols, words, shading, and color. This is a book about the design of statistical graphics and, as such, it is concerned both with design and with statistics. But it is also about how to communicate information through the simultaneous presentation of words, numbers, and pictures.
The Shock Of the New

The Shock Of the New

by Robert Hughes

The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes is a vividly illustrated guide to a hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-garde. Rich with prose that makes it a joy to read (even if you think you hate modern art), Hughes gives an amazing primer to the new art.  This book contains over 250 color photos.
The Elements Of Typographic Style

The Elements Of Typographic Style

by Robert Bringhurst

The Elements of Typographic Style is a book by Canadian typographer, poet and translator Robert Bringhurst. Originally published in 1992, it was revised in 1996, 2001 (v2.4), 2002 (v2.5), 2004 (v3.0), 2005 (v3.1), and 2008 (v3.2). A history and guide to typography, it has been praised by Hermann Zapf, who said “I wish to see this book become the Typographers’ Bible. ” Because of its widespread use, it is sometimes abbreviated simply as Bringhurst.
Secret Knowledge

Secret Knowledge

by David Hockney

Join one of the most influential artists of our time as he investigates the painting techniques of the Old Masters. Hockney’s extensive research led him to conclude that artists such as Caravaggio, Velázquez, da Vinci, and other hyperrealists actually used optics and lenses to create their masterpieces. In this passionate yet pithy book, Hockney takes readers on a journey of discovery as he builds a case that mirrors and lenses were used by the great masters to create their highly... Read more about this item
Steal Like an Artist

Steal Like an Artist

by Austin Kleon


An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.

Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the... Read more about this item
The Art Of Looking Sideways

The Art Of Looking Sideways

by Alan Fletcher

The Art of Looking Sideways is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the interplay between the verbal and the visual, and the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series... Read more about this item
Structural Analysis

Structural Analysis

by Russell C Hibbeler

Structural Analysis provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphasis is placed on teaching students to both model and analyze a structure. Hibbeler's problem solving methodology, Procedures for Analysis, provides students with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory.
The Birds Of America

The Birds Of America

by John James Audubon

Written by naturalist John James
Audubon, the Birds of America is one of the most prized and collected
books of all time. In addition to the stunning colors and detail in
Audubon's work, it is noteworthy also because of its ambitious scope:
to paint every bird in North America. Six of the birds painted have
become extinct since its publication.
Interaction Of Color

Interaction Of Color

by Josef Albers

"Revised and expanded paperback edition"--T.p. verso

Original ed.: 1963
The Poetics Of Space

The Poetics Of Space

by Gaston Bachelard

The Ashley Book Of Knots

The Ashley Book Of Knots

by Clifford W Ashley

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Gardner's Art Through the Ages

by Fred S Kleiner

Access code card and poster inserted.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 1046-1059) and index.

Art, Photography & Architecture Books & Ephemera

The Dynamics Of Architectural Form

The Dynamics Of Architectural Form

by Arnheim, Rudolf

Rudolf Arnheim has been known, since the publication of his groundbreaking Art and Visual Perception in 1974, as an authority on the psychological interpretation of the visual arts. Two anniversary volumes celebrate the landmark anniversaries of his works in 2009. In The Power of the Center , Arnheim uses a wealth of examples to consider the actors that determine the overall organization of visual form in works of painting, sculpture, and architecture. The Dynamics of Architectural Form explores the... Read more about this item
Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses

by Kallir, Otto

A large art book about the life and work of Anna Marie Robertson Moses, also known as "Grandma Moses."
Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture

by Scully, Vincent, Jr

Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish

by Ludwig, Coy

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White

by Goldberg, Vicki

Norman Rockwell Illustrator

Norman Rockwell Illustrator

by Guptill, Arthur L

Harper\'s Weekly

Harper's Weekly

by Weekly, Harper's