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New library books

The following new art books are available at the Art, Music & Media Department of the Allen County Public Library.

“Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop: Mixed Media Techniques for Embracing Imperfection and Celebrating Happy Accidents” by Serena Barton

The wabi-sabi style finds inspiration and beauty in the “imperfect, impermanent and humble nature of everyday objects.” In addition to sharing her tips and tricks, Barton shares artwork created using a variety of materials and techniques.

“An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers” by Danny Gregory

Experience familiar sights through the sketches of 40 talented artists, illustrators and designers.

“Ultimate Art Bible: A Complete Reference with Step-By-Step Techniques” by Sarah Hoggett

From tools and materials to a rich array of media, this book offers attractive step-by-step photos, plus plenty of tips and hints.

“iPad for Artists” by Dani Jones

Jones demonstrates how anyone can create fine art or enhance their photos with an iPad. Illustrated tutorials guide users of all levels through the leading art apps.

“Forged: Why Fakes Are the Great Art of Our Age” by Jonathon Keats

Combining lively biography with insightful art criticism, Keats profiles individual art forgers and connects their stories to broader themes about forgeries in society. Keats also considers how artists have appropriated many aspects of forgery and how these open-source “copyleft” strategies have the potential to make legitimate art meaningful again.

“What Was Contemporary Art?” by Richard Meyer

All works of art were once contemporary to the artist and culture that produced them. By analyzing several key figures and events of American cultural life in the late twentieth century, Meyer shows how linked – often unconsciously – our present is to our past.

– Allen County Public Library

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