Advanced Art & Design is a major text for critical and contextual studies at AS and A2. Its aim is to help students use their studies for their project work by providing clear, detailed and highly accessible commentary on an extensive range of genres, artists and art works. Printed in full colour throughout, the basic ordering of the book follows the chronological development of a project. Early chapters cover the 'genres' of life and still life, form and texture, and land, as well as the formal elements of line, tone, figure, colour and pattern. Each chapter begins with a summary of its content and a clear list of expected learning outcomes. Key examples of artists and artworks are used to illustrate and analyse each genre and formal element, with insightful comment from contemporary artists, critics, curators and examiners.
Bob White is a Chief Examiner for a major examination board, a visiting tutor at Goldsmiths College and a practising artist exhibiting mostly in the UK and Japan. Mark White is a moderator for a major examination board, Head of Art and Art History at a secondary school in Kent and a practising artist exhibiting mostly in the UK. They are the authors of the AS and A2 Art & Design: Critical & Contextual Studies Resource Packs, published by Philip Allan Updates.