This one-of-a-kind art book unlocks the secrets of art in a visual way, making it accessible and enjoyable for anyone. What goes into creating art? How can we learn to "read" paintings? What are the key elements of composition? An art book like no other, How Art Works uses practical graphics to demonstrate the techniques, styles, materials, and concepts that lie behind great art. It shows you how to interpret paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and reveals how art is made, laying out the key techniques and materials in visual detail. It also explains the nuts and bolts of the technical aspects behind art, such as perspective and composition, and shows how to identify major artistic styles and movements. Providing all you need to know to build on your artistic understanding and appreciation, this is the perfect book for art lovers - and for anyone who wants to know more about art but isn't sure where to begin.