Author Sue Jones’ Debut Book Cultivates Global Art Appreciation

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Artistic research, exploration encouraged in ‘A Heart for Art’.

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Creative people are producing new pieces every day.

Famous works of art are often the first to be discussed in art classes, galleries and social circles. But new author Sue Jones wants to change the content of viewers’ discussions. In “A Heart for Art” (published by Trafford Singapore), Jones shares her global experiences in art appreciation and offers readers a guide to analyzing new pieces, not just legends.

“Art is global, not just European or American,” Jones argues. “People often judge art without any knowledge and think, ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ Art should involve research, which will lead to understanding and a ‘heart for art.’”

Featuring numerous works of art from across the globe – Australia, the Americas, Africa and Asia – Jones’ book shows readers lesser known pieces of art, aiming to expand readers’ artistic awareness.

The book is organized into four main groups of art: pictorial, sculptural, architectural and craft with references to fashion and photography.

Jones offers examples of each type of media, explaining the history behind each piece, its creator’s original inspiration and the style or period of the piece.

“Creative people are producing new pieces every day,” Jones says. “Let’s start researching what’s new and not just the known.”

“A Heart for Art”
By Sue Jones
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 106 pages | ISBN 9781490703282
E-Book | 106 pages | ISBN 9781490703275
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sue Jones has taught for over 40 years, visiting 60 countries and studying art at a university. “A Heart for Art,” her debut book, combines her passions and introduces her personal journey to appreciate art around the globe. She is currently residing in the Middle East.

Partridge Singapore is a partnership between the Penguin Group, the world’s foremost trade book publisher, and Author Solutions LLC, the industry leader in supported self-publishing, that aims to help writers in Singapore, Malaysia, and the rest of Southeast Asia become published authors. Partridge Singapore gives authors in the region direct access to a comprehensive range of expert publishing services that meet industry standards but are more accessible to the market. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 800 101 2657 (Singapore) or 1 800 81 7340 (Malaysia). For the latest, follow @PartridgeSG on Twitter.

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