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Legal Guide for the Visual Artist: Tad Crawford (4th Edition)
by Tad Crawford

This highly acclaimed reference book presents a comprehensive overview of the legal issues faced by anyone working in the visual arts. The narrative text is arranged into twenty-four chapters covering: copyright, contracts, censorship, moral rights, sales (by artist, gallery, or agent), taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, and grants.

The book suggests basic strategies, gives information to help with further action, and contains many sample legal forms and contracts. This edition is a complete revision, providing not only updated legal information, but also covering the ever-increasing importance of new media and electronic rights.

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No More Secondhand Art: Awakening the Artist Within

by Peter London

This book is about rediscovering the power of art as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation.  By exploring our capacity for visual expression - which the author believes is a natural human language possessed by everyone - we can awaken and release the full powers of that original self.

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The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection

by Timothy Anglin Burgard

Book Description
Delight in the extraordinary handcraftsmanship of the glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, and metal works of art from the renowned Saxe Collection in this beautifully illustrated volume.

The evolution of the contemporary crafts movement is one of the outstanding art world developments of the latter half of the twentieth century. In this sumptuous book, with more than 200 stunning color photographs especially created for this publication, the best of contemporary crafts is celebrated, with sections on glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, and metal. Drawn from the unparalleled collection of Dorothy and George Saxe-widely acclaimed as one of the premier collections of contemporary crafts in the United States-the objects pictured form a glorious survey of this exciting and innovative field. The Saxe Collection is distinguished by both its high quality and its depth. Among the 130 artists represented in The Art of Craft are glass artists Dale Chihuly and William Morris, ceramists Robert Arneson and Peter Voulkos, wood artists Wendell Castle and Sam Maloof, fiber artists Lia Cook and Olga de Amaral, and metal artists Judy Kensley McKie and June Schwarz. Famous international artists include Lino Tagliapietra of Italy, Bertil Vallien of Sweden, Kyohei Fujita of Japan, Klaus Moje of Australia, and Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova of Czechoslovakia. Also featured are major artists known for their work in other media, including Nicolas Africano, Larry Bell, Linda Benglis, Kiki Smith, and Christopher Wilmarth.

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Photographing Your Artwork
by Russell Hart, Nan Starr

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This well-organized, generously illustrated book addresses the specialized and often complicated task of photographing two- and three-dimensional artworks. Hart (The Photographic Essay), technology editor of American Photo magazine, also discusses the challenges of photographing museum exhibitions and works of art displayed outdoors. He systematically and thoroughly reviews every aspect of the process, from purchasing a camera and tripod to evaluating the results of a photo session. He knowledgeably discusses both technical issues, such as film speed and depth of field, and aesthetics, such as the subtle aspects of lighting and the effect of background on sculptural works. The volume concludes with professional tips on specific topics, such as photographing small artwork, using filters, and caring for slides, along with a section on mail-order suppliers. Of particular value to artists who wish to make not just acceptable but exceptional photographs of their work, this is recommended for both public and academic libraries, especially those with extensive art and photography collections.

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Art & Fear
by David Bayles, Ted Orland


Book Description
An artist's survival guide, written by and for working artists. The authors explore the way art gets made, the reasons it doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way.

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