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    Watercolour Tips

    The Collins Gem series is being relaunched in Spring 2004 and this new title features a new internal design and a strong new cover design. Packed full of tips for the aspiring watercolourist, its handy format makes it ideal for quick reference either in the studio or out in the field.

    Dog Training (Collins Gem)

    Bursting with expert information on all your dog training needs, but small enough to fit in your pocket or hold in one hand, this is the perfect quick-reference guide for anyone wanting to train their dog to be friendly and well-behaved.


    A beautifully written and thrilling travelogue of detection through the upper echelons of the art world.

    A Type Primer

    Practical and hands-on in approach, this book/exercise manual speaks clearly to beginning graphic designers and others involved with type about the complex meeting of message, image, and history surrounding typography.

    Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists

    Why exactly did Van Gogh cut off his ear? Was Warhol an original or just a copyist? This title provides answers to all this. It includes entries that feature cross-referencing and listings of galleries.

    Ways of Seeing

    Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.

    Playing to the Gallery: Helping Con

    Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.


    Presenting an analysis of the interconnections between science and the visual arts, this book takes the reader on an illustrated journey from the Renaissance masters to the imagery of cutting-edge science. It considers the way in which artists and scientists have deceived the world and responded to its patterns.

    Always Looking: Essays on Art

    A collection of art criticism and a masterclass in appreciating art - from the great American man of letters. It treats readers to a series of essays on art, and includes writing on a comprehensive array of subjects, both American and European.

    The arts: general issues