A uniquely Victorian perspective on the practice, exhibition and interpretation of visual art in national and international contexts.
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The PDF Textbook is available for purchase separately. The access code may be delivered in a sealed pocket, or supplied via email or by your school.
Students and teachers with a Cambridge GO account will have access to the following free resources:
- Additional resources
- Audio interviews
PDFs updated 9 October 2014
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PDF Textbook chapters
Preliminary pages [PDF 1.9Mb]
Chapter 1: Developing art ideas [PDF 1.1Mb]
Chapter 2: Materials and techniques [PDF 1.9Mb]
Chapter 3: Interpretation of art ideas and use of materials and techniques [PDF 0.7Mb]
Chapter 4: Assessment for Unit 1 [PDF 0.5Mb]
Chapter 5: Design exploration [PDF 1.0Mb]
Chapter 6: Ideas and styles in artwork [PDF 1.0Mb]
Chapter 7: Assessment for Unit 2 [PDF 2.7Mb]
Chapter 8: Exploration proposal [PDF 1.0Mb]
Chapter 9: Design process [PDF 3.2Mb]
Chapter 10: Professional art practices and styles [PDF 1.3Mb]
Chapter 11: Assessment for Unit 3 [PDF 0.5Mb]
Chapter 12: Folio of artworks [PDF 1.3Mb]
Chapter 13: Focus, reflection and evaluation [PDF 0.8Mb]
Chapter 14: Art industry contexts [PDF 4.5Mb]
Chapter 15: Assessment for Unit 4 [PDF 0.4Mb]
Chapter 16: Assessment for Units 3 and 4 [PDF 0.4Mb]
Glossary and Index [PDF 0.3Mb]
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All additional resources
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Additional resource 13
Additional resource 14
Additional resource 14.4 [Interview questions]