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Description - How to Look at a Painting by Justin Paton

A multi-award winning journey through the hidden world of art - now available in a deluxe new hardback edition.Have you ever looked at a painting and just wondered what it all means? How can you distinguish 'good' from 'bad'? A great artist from a terrible one? Or even if it's art at all?To the average art aficionado, trying to make sense of all the various artistic movements, techniques, types and trends can be overwhelming. In this superb volume, acclaimed art writer Justin Paton takes us on a journey of artistic exploration through the centuries and across the painted world - from the luscious fruits of Caravaggio's Italy to the mysterious 'tombstones' of Japanese artist On Kawara.Whether you are a keen art collector, serious student or just visit the occasional gallery, "How to Look at a Painting" will open your eyes to things you never knew you missed!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780958291606
ISBN-10: 0958291608
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 126
Imprint: Awa Press
Publisher: Awa Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Justin Paton

Justin Paton is one of New Zealand's foremost art writers and a contributor to many international publications. His books and art catalogues include those on artists Julia Morison, Jeffrey Harris, Ronnie van Hout, Ricky Swallow, Jude Rae, Michael Parekowhai and Laurence Aberhart. He is senior curator at Christchurch Art Gallery. How to Look at a Painting was the winner of the Montana New Zealand Book Award 2006 in the Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture Category.

Books By Justin Paton

How to Look at a Painting by Justin Paton
Paperback, July 2012
$28.80