ART a visual history - Dorling Kindersley

Art: A Visual History

If you have ever stood in front of an artwork and wondered what you should be looking for, what it means, even whether or not it is any good, this compendium of over 650 artist profiles from early history to the present day is for you.

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50 Artists You Should Know, pub. Prestel

50 Artists You Should Know

One of 20 separate editions from the best-selling 50… You Should Know series, this concise overview of key artists from the 13th century to the present day is perfect for casual reading or easy reference.

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Nature Through the Seasons

A Celebration of Nature Through the Seasons: The Art of Laura Blackwood

This month by month exploration of the countryside as seen through the eyes of the Borders-based artist is beautifully illustrated by delicate, detailed renderings covering a wide range of natural history subjects commonly found throughout Britain, with hand-written text offering a wealth of information, from botanical explanations and traditions to folklore and festivals.

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Idols: The Power of Images

Idols: The Power of Images

Take a voyage through history and around the world to discover how artists who lived and worked between 4000BC and 2000BC created three-dimensional images of the human body.

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Siol, 2019, Catherine Macleod

Scottish Glass Society, Glasgow: On the Edge

Until 25 Sep

The Scottish Glass Society invites you to join its celebration marking 40 years showcasing the wealth of glassmaking in Scotland, with two shows featuring a beautiful, diverse array of work and processes in Scottish glass-making.

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Lorna Brown - Flax Fields, original screen print on Kirkcaldy linen

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh: Our Linen Stories

16 Sep – 25 Jan

Our Linen Stories’ latest exhibition and events programme centres on Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios, celebrating Scotland’s design story in flax fibre and linen, its rich heritage and contemporary possibilities.

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Duke Christie: 'Coriolus' - chainsaw-carved wall panel in local ash

Duke Christie and Graham Pook: Oil & Wood

3 – 18 Aug

The Findhorn Valley’s Logie Estate, near Forres in the north of Scotland, is the beautiful setting for ‘Oil & Wood’ – an exhibition of furniture and paintings by friends Duke Christie and Graham Pook.

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Monet’s Garden by Vivian Rusell

Part art book, part gardening book, this new, lavishly illustrated edition charts the history of the world’s most visited garden, lovingly created by artist Claude Monet at Giverny. Four chapters trace the garden through the seasons, paying special attention to the light and atmosphere which so preoccupied Monet and became the inspiration and focus of his art.

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The Psychology of an Art Writer by Vernon Lee

David Zwirner has been known for years as one of the most crucial players on the international art market, representing artists such as Josef Albers, Marlene Dumas, Dan Flavin and Richard Serra, just to name a few. Having established itself on the fine art scene, in 2014 the gallery opened a publishing house, David Zwirner

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V&A I Dundee

V&A Dundee will open in the second half of 2018, with the date to be announced. The £80.11 million construction project is on schedule and on budget.

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Scenic Artists

Scenic artists are masters of a bewildering range of skills, from faux finishes, ageing, texturing and poly sculpting to trompe l’oeil, marbling, ragging and wood graining. Yet while their work is a crucial part of a stage, film or TV production, they are for the most part unsung heroes, happy for their work to remain literally in the background.

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October 2017 – Urban Cottage Industries

Hand-sculpted in the UK by Urban Cottage Industries, these amber glass cylinder lampshades create an oasis of glowing, warm light. An online configurator enables you to choose everything from the colour of the cable to the design of the bulb.

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August 2017 – Katharina Vones

Inspired by intricate, organic structures, Katharina Vones uses microelectronic sensors to bring her jewellery to pulsating life, connecting the object to the body of its wearer by measuring touch, light and pressure. 

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August 2017 – Beastie Assemblage

Linda Lovatt of Borders-based Beastie Assemblage hand-makes whimsical brooches, necklaces, bangles and assemblage pieces from copper and brass sheet, broken bits of pottery, beads, buttons and anything pretty.

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