Salt - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Rizzoli International PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Plants & AnimalsLanguage: English Book Synopsis INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 Finalist Experience the world's greatest coastal fly-fishing destinations with this stunning volume, an ideal gift for any angler's library. As close to a first-hand experience as a reader can get without getting wet, Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing is a visually stunning journey to America's most epic saltwater fishing hot spots. Featuring photography from the Atlantic Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Bahamas, Gulf Coast, and Florida Keys-and highlighting fish such as striped bass, tuna, bonefish, permit, and tarpon-this is a life's compilation of saltwater fly-fishing photography by one of the most acclaimed outdoors photographers. Each section has an accompanying essay by Tom Rosenbauer that takes the reader along on a memorable trip to the world's greatest fishing destinations. For the serious fly fisherman, it is an album of shared experiences. For those new to the sport, it is an artfully crafted guidebook to the exotic world that exists on the waters of American coastlines and islands. Review Quotes 2014 National Outdoor Book Award Winner How best to describe this book? Dazzling. Simply dazzling. Andy Anderson, the photographer of Salt, is a consummate artist. His dramatic photography combined with an equally dazzling design has created a book that is utterly exhilarating in its depiction of the sport of coastal fishing. Anderson comes at the subject from all angles, from close-up to afar, from eye-level to point-of-view, and from under water to its misty surface. His palettes range from brilliant color to sepia tones to stark black and white. It is a masterful merging of design and photography, a true work of art. The final touch to this outstanding volume are a series of engaging essays by noted fishing author Tom Rosenbauer. --National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation A visually stunning voyage to America's most amazing saltwater fishing destinations. The book includes essays that bring readers on memorable trips to some of the world's greatest fishing locations.--Covey Rise MagazinePhotographer Andy Anderson brings a strong vision of coastal angling to Salt, a riveting large-format album of museum-quality images. Anderson's work reaches deep into the mesmerizing experience of fishing at the edge of the sea with a take on angling dominated by the broad sweep of marine horizons, the otherworldly beauty of ocean-honed fish species, and the meditative concentration of saltwater anglers. His anglers are dwarfed by their task, diminutive against the indifference of coastal geology, absurdly hopeful in their casts, gnomic guides at their sides pointing the way. The vigorous poignancy of saltwater angling comes through on every page. -Gray's Sporting Journal "This is one of those books that has you in awe just handling it. Big, heavy, high quality printing on heavy stock paper. Large full spread photos and delicate and discrete text layout. A real coffee table book in the classical sense. It will impress and fascinate anyone who picks it up--even the non-angler." -Global Fly Fisher Recommended for the fisherman who is wearied by this brutal winter...I've never come across a fishing book like this One that concentrates on inshore fishing, from places like Montauk to places like the Bahamas. Anderson's photos within are amazing, especially the cover shot, which will take your breath away. Rosenbauer's prose nicely fills the space between the shots. What I found particularly cool about this book was the photos and descriptions of various haunts in the northeastern salt, a geographical area that's been under-represented in past books about fishing. Forbes Magazine Seasoned editorial and advertising photographer Andy Anderson's new book Salt explores America's most amazing saltwater fishing spots. Each section has an accompanying essay by Tom Rosenbauer... Photo District News Andy Anderson has written an autobiography in pictures, a life on the water. Salt is an eloquent modern paean to the strength and beauty of the coastal waters he cares for at a time when that environment is in danger of disappearing. Guy de la Valdène "Our Picks Selection: Lean into the sea breeze, taste the brine, feel the tug of the tide: This handsome collection of 180 large-size, full-color images--takes you on a guided tour of America's top fishing hot spots. You may not actually be the one wading into the surf, casting the line and hauling in the striped bass, tuna, and tarpon in New England, the Pacific Northwest, the Bahamas, the Gulf Coast and the Florida Keys, but as you lose yourself in this vividly illustrated ode to the sheer joy of fishing, you might easily forget you're not really there." -American Profile Magazine "Most coffee table books on fishing revolve around a specific place or a certain species. Salt has more of a broad topic and is absolutely stunning. Anderson is one of my favorite photographers in the commercial space right now and pretty much kills it with everything that he does. Rosenbauer is the godfather of all things fly fishing, having been at the Orvis Company for more than 30 years and authored a number of books on the subject. Salt is a big book with large, expansive images that you can easily get lost in. The chapters are broken up into categories like wading, boats, fish, flies, guides, etc. Rosenbauer does an expert job of transporting you to his favorite flat or stories of his crazy friend's boat called the 'Weapon.' If you're in the market for a good read with expertly crafted images on salt water fishing or need a present for that angler in your life, I highly recommend this book." -Field & Stream, Fly Talk "If you have ever watched a fisherman cast a line or have done it yourself, you will find this an amazing book. The photography is stunning as the author and photographer explore the North American coastal edges as they explore America's most exciting saltwater hot spots. For those of us not familiar with the intricacies of the sport of fishing, this is a refreshingly straight forward fountain of information. Rosenbauer's sections such as Wading, Boats, Fish, and Flies not only was enlightening but it was done thru sharing wonderful stories and experiences. The photography of Andy Anderson is simply unbelievable. He captures movement in water, fishermen and fish in almost poetic fashion. If you are a fisherman or know one, this book will be a fantastic addition to their library." Apogee Photo Magazine "Salt a new coffee table book exclusively about saltwater fishing, captures the beauty of these places. The photos are gorgeous...this is a lush book dense on beauty and light on words. Published by Rizzoli, who specializes in high-end coffee table books like this, the book is the nicest I've seen on the subject. The book is driven by photos by Andy Anderson, whose work is incredible. Some of the photos in the book...are remarkable as much for their quality as for how they were taken...these shots transport you." New England On The Fly "Readers will experience the world's greatest coastal fly-fishing destinations with this stunning volume, an ideal gift for any coast-lover's library." -Key West Magazine "Andy Anderson was the first photographer that I couldn't afford. He got so good, so fast, that he was getting assignments from Ram Trucks and Trump Hotel. But Salt shows why his stock soared: when he did shoot flyfishing, there was nobody better. His close-ups are superb, but it's Anderson's many shots of anglers from a distance--wading the flats or the surf, or sitting in a skiff--that I like best, several of which are in the book. (Including The Drake 2002 cover.) Tom Rosenbauer adds a level of writing to match the photos, and the result is one of those rare coffee table books that you'll actually want on your table." Tom Bie, Publisher of The Drake If you want to understand the passion for fishing on the edge of the ocean, or if you already have that passion but want to know why you feel it so intensely, then Salt is the book for you. Tom McGuane "Andy Anderson can swap fish tales with the best of them...Salt a gorgeous chronicle of waterborne adventure. Anderson captures fishermen as only a member of the tribe could, attuned to their dramas and joys. Whether bellying up to a bonefish in the Florida Keys, watching a bluefin boat emerge from a cloud of spray off the Atlantic coast, or capturing a wall of roaring surf looking over a North Carolina beach, Anderson is not afraid to put himself in the heart of the action--which helps explain why he has lost about a dozen high-end cameras to the elements over the years. As any angler can tell you, sometimes you get the best results by stepping outside the mainstream." Garden and Gun "Fishing, like photography, is a solitary pursuit, one that requires vast reserves of patience, a sensitivity to subtle movements, and lightning quick reflexes. Capturing the sport's hard-won pleasures on film requires still another helping of each, which is why Andy Anderson, a T & C contributor and lifelong fisherman himself, was able to produce such a magnificent book on the subject. Salt distills the work of 20 years...the pictures owe something to J.M.W. Turner." Town & Country"I am an old-time fishing guide, outdoor action photographer (with numerous cover shots for the major outdoor magazines), and a lifelong saltwater angler. I only tell you this so you can understand my perspective and appreciation for Andy Anderson's amazing photography in this fantastic book. My experienced eye thinks his work is awesome, and I am sure you will treasure it. It is a great addition to any angler's library." Stu Apte "The photos, by Andy Anderson, are vibrant in color and often full or double page. They capture the serenity of a calm day, the stunning flavor of a sunrise and the turmoil of a churning ocean. Pictures of hooked tarpon, leaping and exploding from the foam, will place you right in the middle of the action. You can easily imagine yourself floating over the waters surface, eyes scanning the horizon for signs of fish. Many of the photographs are so clear and colorful that I almost want to tear them from the book and frame them. Tom Rosenbauer's narrative in each chapter will transport you into the world of fly fishing and Andy's photos will drop you into the action." Snug Harbor Bay "A new book that should fit perfectly at the center of every saltwater-loving angler's coffee table is SALT: Coastal Flats Fishing. SALT is an extraordinary accomplishment, featuring dozens of photographs from Andy Anderson accompanied by essays by esteemed saltwater aficionado, Tom Rosenbauer. The photographs and written content take on a range of saltwater destinations and scenery...both United States' coasts are well captured. In addition, the authors well-document the Southeast of the U.S. as well as the Pacific Northwest...This is not a photo book of grip and grin images. Instead, this book captures many dimensions of the sport with images that are not only symbolic of the many characteristics of saltwater angling, but also pictures that any angler can imagine themselves a part of. In all, this offering is a welcomed contribution for all anglers." -The Venturing Angler About the Author Andy Anderson is an award-winning outdoor photographer who has shot for Outside, Garden & Gun, and Conde Nast Traveler, among other publications. Tom Rosenbauer is a lifelong fly fisher and author of more than twelve books on fly fishing, including Universe's The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing. Guy de la Valdène is the author of several books, numerous articles for Gray's Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, and Field & Stream, and director of the highly acclaimed documentary Tarpon.
The Art of Japanese Cloisonne Enamel - by Fredric T Schneider (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 372Genre: ArtSub-Genre: CeramicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: McFarland & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Fredric T SchneiderLanguage: English About the Book This book provides a detailed history of Japanese cloisonne enamel and the development of its many technical varieties. Part One presents the 400-year history and context of Japanese enamels from their beginnings around 1600, covering the crucial decades of the late 19th and early 20th centuries extensively. Part Two is organized by individual technique and categorizes and discusses the many variations of cloisonne enamel developed in Japan. Integrated into both parts are biographies of many cloisonne masters along with discussions of the technical and scientific underpinnings of the craft. The work is complemented by 32 color plates with 128 images, an extensive glossary, several appendices, an extensive bibliography and a full index. Book Synopsis This book provides a detailed history of Japanese cloisonné enamel and the development of its many technical varieties. Part One presents the 400-year history and context of Japanese enamels from their beginnings around 1600, covering the crucial decades of the late 19th and early 20th centuries extensively. Part Two is organized by individual technique and categorizes and discusses the many variations of cloisonné enamel developed in Japan. Integrated into both parts are biographies of many cloisonné masters along with discussions of the technical and scientific underpinnings of the craft. The work is complemented by 32 color plates with 128 images, an extensive glossary, several appendices, an extensive bibliography and a full index. Review Quotes "the author has left no stone unturned. We thoroughly enjoyed and recommend"--Glass on Metal"comprehensive"--Maine Antique Digest. About the Author Fredric T. Schneider is on the board of directors of the Japanese Art Society of America, Inc., and has lectured on Japanese art in America, Asia and Europe. He holds BA and JD degrees from Yale University, and lives in New York City.
Thomas O'Brien: Library House - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: Interior DesignFormat: HardcoverPublisher: ABRAMSAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Thomas O'BrienLanguage: English About the Book The author shares his design insights and expertise while presenting the interiors and architecture of the Library House, a structure he restored to function as a guest house, design studio and library for his many collections; the Library House is a neighboring house to O'Brien's Bellport, New York home known as the Academy. Book Synopsis Thomas O'Brien's name has long been synonymous with vintage elegance, modernism, and warm, livable design, so it's no surprise that his luxurious homes in Bellport, Long Island, have attracted significant attention. Thomas O'Brien: Library House captures the gorgeous architecture, interiors, lush gardens, and myriad collections of the effortlessly formal and classic home and design studio (The Library) next door to his celebrated Academy house. In describing the process of imagining and building this dream project--a new house that looks as if it had been built over generations--the book also provides a view into how the author and his husband and fellow AD100 designer, Dan Fink, live and work. Stunning original photography documents this incredible, historically detailed residence and showcases O'Brien's keen design sense and his expert eye through a lifetime of collecting art, antiquities, furniture, books, tableware, textiles, and more. Including behind-the-scenes stories about the extraordinary property and exclusive insight into O'Brien's passion for gardens, this new book is an obsessive design companion and an aspirational guide to living a beautiful life in a beautiful home. About the Author Thomas O'Brien is an interior and home furnishings designer based in New York City. He is the founder and president of Aero Studios, one of America's most respected design firms, and is the author of American Modern and Aero.
The Art of 3D Drawing - by Stefan Pabst (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Walter Foster PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: DrawingAuthor: Stefan PabstLanguage: English Book Synopsis Artists won't believe their eyes as they learn to draw with photorealistic detail.The Art of 3D Drawing shows artists how to transform simple pencil sketches into jaw-dropping, photorealistic masterpieces. Through a variety of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations, pencil artists learn to take their drawing skills to a whole new level, beginning with a review of the basics, including perspective, shading, rendering textures, and building dimension. Practice lessons then demonstrate how to draw a range of subjects in realistic detail, from food and candy wrappers to animals and portraits. Finally, aspiring artists learn to use color media, including pencils and airbrushing, to add even greater dimension and realism to their artwork to complete their three-dimensional masterpieces. About the Author Stefan Pabst calls himself the portrait painter, and for good reason. A professional artist based in Germany who grew up in Russia, Stefan creates photorealistic 3D drawings and paintings. He has been featured on BuzzFeed, My Modern Met, and Laughing Squid, among others, and his online instructional videos garner tens of thousands of views each. Learn more at portrait-gemalt-nach-foto.de.Jessica West is a literary translator working from German and Russian into English. She has a BA (Hons) in German and Russian from the University of Sheffield and was awarded a Distinction in her MA Translation Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Her main areas of professional interest are nature and the environment (especially birds), costume history, travel, folklore, art and speculative fiction (both adult and YA).
Zaha Hadid Architects - by Images Publishing Group (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 284Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: Individual Architects & FirmsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Images Publishing GroupAge Range: AdultBook theme: MonographsAuthor: Images Publishing GroupLanguage: English About the Book The first book published since Zaha Hadid's untimely death, beautifully packaged with rich photography and detailed drawings, this book showcases Zaha Hadid's popular works and inspirational portfolio across the fields of architecture, urbanism and design. Book Synopsis - The first book published on Zaha Hadid since her death in 2016, although book had been well into production. The firm continued to work with IMAGES to complete this detailed tome in her memory- This exquisite book harnesses the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects, and how the Zaha's influential approach results in award-winning, sophisticated and compelling design- Projects featured include national museums (plus the only permanent public museum exhibition anywhere in the world), world-renowned auditoriums, multi-residential towers and commercial developments, including the MAXXI: Italian National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku--urban manifestos of Zaha Hadid's quest for complex, fluid spaces- Showcasing one of the world's leading architectural firms, this book is beautifully packaged and designed, and richly illustrated with insightful commentary from the firm- This book is a superb reference title for those in the architecture, urban planning and design industries Zaha Hadid's gift to the world was a creative genius that captured the collective imagination and influenced designers to challenge the perceived limits that were once imposed by both aesthetics and engineering. Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the global architecture community and the public alike, inspiring a commitment to maintain her passion to create built spaces and works that are as unique as they are endearing to a fascinated global following. Zaha Hadid Architects maintains its commitment to her ideals of fluidity, innovation, originality and organic progression. This practice is driven by the development of rigorous interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems and innovative technologies that have resulted in almost 1000 landmark projects across the globe. With signature sophistication in the design, and superbly creative structures, Zaha Hadid led her firm to create transformative, cultural, corporate and residential spaces that entered into complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment. Inspired by the shared ideas and prominent for its breadth of practice, and beautifully packaged with detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary, this exquisite book showcases and celebrates the intelligent design approach of the firm under the direction of one of the world's most extraordinary and iconic leaders in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism. Review Quotes This exquisite book harnesses the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects, and how Hadid's influential approach resulted in award-winning, sophisticated and compelling design.--Antiques & Arts WeeklyTo see all her marvels in person, you would have to travel the globe, but a more accessible look at her legacy can be found between these pages.--Art + Design Magazine284 pages of detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary.--Luxe Life......A collection that can be flipped through for pleasure or studied for a greater understanding on abstraction in design. In architecture, Hadid's walls were rarely straight vertical lines. Rather, they were flowing boundaries that took on forms similar to calligraphy. This book does its best to capture that powerful beauty--an aesthetic that only Hadid possessed.--Architecturaldigest.comA comprehensive and visually stunning book that celebrates the work and legacy of Zaha Hadid, one of the 20th century's most esteemed leaders in architecture, design, and urbanism.--DwellA look back at some of her most innovative and impressive projects.--Vogue Living AustraliaA new photography book from Images Publishing Group that chronicles how Hadid revolutionized building design.--Business InsiderIts 284 pages of detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary all bear the imprint of the late architect...--Houston ChronicleThe book is beautifully packaged and designed, and richly illustrated with insightful commentary from the firm, making it a superb reference title.--Curve MagazineThe book's 248 pages feature dozens of color photographs of the British-Iraqi architect's designs.--DezeenThe first book on the architect to be released since her death, it chronicles her influence on her company, as well as her cultural and collaborative philosophies.--The Editor at LargeThe formal innovations that disrupted the field of architecture in recent decades owe much to the iconoclastic work of Zaha Hadid.--Interior Design OnlineThis book showcases the imaginative building designs of Zaha Hadid, who became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize.--Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThis book showcases the transformative, cultural, corporate, and residential spaces that entered into complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment.--Creative HomeThis collection of eye-popping work covers major buildings executed between 2010 -2016.--Architectural RecordThis gorgeously rendered book serves as a retrospective on the influential work of the late Zaha Hadid.--ElleDecor.comThis volume reveals the collaborative philosophy behind the creation of the soaring curving masterpieces that make up her life's work.--Belle Magazine AustraliaZaha Hadid's amazing architectural legacy presented in print.--Stuff Magazine About the Author Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) studied architecture in London and she became one of the most highly renowned and revered architects in the world. After founding Zaha Hadid Architects in 1979, Hadid continued to receive accolades for her highly sophisticated, signature projects, including the 2004 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011, and the 2016 Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Hadid also held chairs and guest professorships at various universities worldwide, including Columbia, Harvard, Yale and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. With almost 1000 projects across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, Hadid's outstanding contribution to the architectural profession was acknowledged by the world's most respected institutions, having been recently included on Forbes' list of the 'World's Most Powerful Women'.
Historic Preservation, Third Edition - 3rd Edition by Norman Tyler & Ilene R Tyler & Ted J Ligibel (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: Historic PreservationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Norman Tyler & Ilene R Tyler & Ted J LigibelLanguage: English About the Book This classic text covers the gamut of preservation issues in layman's language. Book Synopsis Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on "green" architecture and sustainability. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the many facets of historic preservation: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, sensitive architectural designs and planning, preservation technology, and heritage tourism, plus a survey of architectural styles.An ideal introduction to the field for students, historians, preservationists, property owners, local officials, and community leaders, this thoroughly revised edition addresses new subjects, including heritage tourism and partnering with the environmental community. It also includes updated case studies to reflect the most important historic preservation issues of today; and brings the conversation into the twenty-first century. Review Quotes ...an impressive textbook...As someone who teaches historic preservation theory to architects, I am looking forward to using Historic Preservation as one of my textbooks next year. I will also recommend this book to anyone interested in historic preservation. Local government officials, historic district commissioners and even owners of historic buildings can all benefit from reading this book.--Paul Hardin Kapp "Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society"Historic Preservation is a book that, in being named after its subject, invites high expectations and meets them all.-- "Civil Engineering"[A] thorough introduction to the sometimes complicated subject of historic preservation....clear and concise...Current with today's issues.-- "The New England Antiques Journal"[A]n essential resource that should be in the library of any preservationist.--Tim Cannan, President "PreservationDirectory.com"[D]eserves a place in the home of anyone interested in the activities of preservation....If we could have only one book on the practice of historic preservation, this may well be that book.-- "Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation"[I]ndispensable....the authors and the book's editorial advisors accomplish what no others have to date. This is the intellectually accessible basic textbook--that Preservation 101 we all have been seeking. It is useful as a basic reader in the undergraduate classroom, serves as a quick reference for graduate students...and provides information for professionals in foreign countries on how preservation is practiced in the United States. It can also be dipped into as needed by preservation volunteers who, after all, form the backbone of American preservation on a community level.-- "Preservation Education & Research"[T]he classic textbook for the field.-- "Old Mill News"Comprehensively updated and revised. . . . [S]harp, concise, and readable.-- "American Planning Association Book Reviews"This book is recommended to students, planners, and citizens interested in the preservation and protection of our local, regional, and national patrimony.-- "Colonial Latin American Historical Review"
Red Book - by David Shrigley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Individual ArtistsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Chronicle Books (CA)Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: David ShrigleyLanguage: English Book Synopsis International pop artist David Shrigley's intuitive scrawls and deadpan humor mine unsettling truths and deliver anxious amusements. This all-new collection of his addictively entertaining work welcomes the uninitiated and rewards the faithful with a fresh dive into Shrigley's dark, strange world. About the Author David Shrigley's work has been exhibited widely throughout Europe, the U.S., and Australia, and his texts have recently been set to music by indie rock artists on the album Worried Noodles. He lives in Glasgow.
Creating the Illusion - (Turner Classic Movies) by Jay Jorgensen & Donald L Scoggins (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesSeries Title: Turner Classic MoviesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Running Press AdultAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jay Jorgensen & Donald L ScogginsLanguage: English About the Book "Marilyn Monroe made history by standing over a subway grating in a white pleated halter dress designed by William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the Little Black Dress with a single opening scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's. A red nylon jacket signaled to audiences that James Dean was a Rebel Without a Cause. For more than a century, costume designers have left indelible impressions on moviegoers' minds, yet until now, so little has been known about the designers themselves and their work to compliment and enrich stories through fashion. [This book] presents the history of fashion on film, including classic moments from film favorites, and a host of untold stories about the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars from the silent era to the present day"--Dust jacket flap. Book Synopsis Marilyn Monroe made history by standing over a subway grating in a white pleated halter dress designed by William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the Little Black Dress with a single opening scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's. A red nylon jacket signaled to audiences that James Dean was a Rebel Without a Cause. For more than a century, costume designers have left indelible impressions on moviegoers' minds. Yet until now, so little has been known about the designers themselves and their work to complement and enrich stories through fashion. Creating the Illusion presents the history of fashion on film, showcasing not only classic moments from film favorites, but a host of untold stories about the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars from the silent era to the present day. Among the book's sixty-five designer profiles are Clare West, Howard Greer, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Travis Banton, Irene, Edith Head, Cecil Beaton, Bob Mackie, and Colleen Atwood. The designers' stories are set against the backdrop of Hollywood: how they collaborated with great movie stars and filmmakers; how they maneuvered within the studio system; and how they came to design clothing that remains iconic decades after its first appearance. The array of films discussed and showcased through photos spans more than one hundred years, from draping Rudolph Valentino in exotic sheik dress to the legendary costuming of Gone with the Wind, Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Bonnie and Clyde, Reservoir Dogs, and beyond. This gloriously illustrated volume includes candid photos of the designers at work, portraits and wardrobe tests of stars in costume, and designer sketches. Drawing from archival material and dozens of new interviews with award-winning designers, authors Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins offer a highly informative, lavish, and entertaining history of Hollywood costume design. About TCM: Turner Classic Movies is the definitive resource for the greatest movies of all time. It engages, entertains, and enlightens to show how the entire spectrum of classic movies, movie history, and movie-making touches us all and influences how we think and live today. Review Quotes "The behind-the-seams artistry of Hollywood costumers is ready for its close-up in this opulent coffee-table book."--O Magazine"One of the most stunning coffee table books to have come around in years (and coming from a coffee table book collector, that's saying a lot) so I would definitely recommend it to both classic and modern film fans or perhaps even to people who dig costume and fashion design."-Stardust About the Author Jay Jorgensen is a film and fashion historian and collector. He is the author of Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer. Jorgensen is also a photographer whose work has been showcased in magazines such as People and TV Guide. He lives in Palm Springs, California.Turner Classic Movies is the definitive resource for the greatest movies of all time. We entertain and enlighten to show how the entire spectrum of classic movies, movie history, and movie-making touches us all and influences how we think and live today.
Barbier Fashion Postcards - (Dover Postcards) by Dover (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 24Genre: ArtSub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: Dover PostcardsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: DoverLanguage: English About the Book George Barbier created these images of haute couture for Journal des Dames et des Modes. Twelve color postcards of styles from the 1912-14 seasons feature ladies in furs, evening clothes, and other finery. Book Synopsis One of the great French fashion illustrators of the early 20th century, George Barbier created these images of haute couture for the fashion magazine Journal des Dames et des Modes. Twelve color postcards of styles from the 1912-14 seasons feature whimsical portraits of ladies in furs, evening clothes, and other finery.
Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent - by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesSeries Title: VogueFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Abrams ImageAge Range: AdultAuthor: Natasha Fraser-CavassoniLanguage: English About the Book First published in 2015 by Quadrille Publishing Limited, London. Book Synopsis Originally born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent moved to Paris when he was 18, and only three years later he was handpicked by Christian Dior to take the reins as designer of his fashion house. Over time, Saint Laurent resur- rected haute couture from the casual mores that predominated in the 1960s, but also offered chic cachet to ready-to-wear clothing. He was among the earliest of designers to incorporate non- European references into his work, and in 1983 he became the first living designer to be feted with a solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent is a stellar volume in the series from the editors of British Vogue, featuring 20,000 words of original biography and history and studded with more than 80 images from their unique archive of images taken by leading photographers. About the Author Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni was at Women's Wear Daily and W magazine before becoming the European editor of American Harper'sBazaar until 2004. She is the author of several books, including Monsieur Dior and the Loulou de la Falaise monograph.
Frida Kahlo at Home - by Suzanne Barbezat (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 178Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Individual ArtistsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Frances LincolnAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Suzanne BarbezatLanguage: English About the Book This book explores the influence of Mexican culture and tradition, La Casa Azul and other places Frida Kahlo called home, on her life and work. La Casa Azul, now one of the most visited museums in Mexico City, was the artist's birthplace and the home where she grew up, lived with her husband Diego Rivera for a number of years, and also where she died. She spent long periods of time in the house convalescing, first in 1918 when she contracted polio and again, at the age of 18, after the trolley accident which left her badly injured. Confined to her bed and in constant pain and discomfort, she began to paint as a way to occupy her time. After marrying Rivera, Frida moved out of the Blue House, living in Mexico and abroad, moving for a brief time to the United States, until eventually returning to her childhood home. Fully illustrated, the book features Frida's paintings together with archive images and family photographs, objects and artefacts she collected, and photographs of the surrounding landscape to provide an insight into how these places shaped this much-loved artist and how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. Book Synopsis Frida Kahlo at Home explores the influence of Mexican culture and tradition, the Blue House and other places Frida travelled to and called home, on her life and work.Fully illustrated, the book features Frida's paintings together with archive images and family photographs, objects and artefacts she collected and photographs of the surrounding landscape to provide an insight into how these people and places shaped this much-loved artist and how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. Review Quotes "Kahlo's family home is now a museum of her work and life. If you can't make the journey, this will give you some insights into the woman as well as the artist."--i (The Independent) About the Author Suzanne Barbezat is a travel writer based in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has worked as a teacher, tour guide, and writer and holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from McGill University, Montreal.
Preserving Paradise - by George Walter Born (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 156Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History Press (SC)Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: George Walter BornLanguage: English Book Synopsis In the nearly 500 years since the Florida Keys were discovered by Christopher Columbus in his search for the Fountain of Youth, Key West has been the home of a dazzling array of inhabitants. The picturesque island has been populated with native Indians, European settlers, pirates and other various scallywags, pineapple farmers and an endless stream of sailors from far-flung ports of call. Each faction brought with it to the island a unique past and culture, and no where can this variety of influences be more readily observed than in Key West's historic architecture. The intriguing history of Key West can be deciphered through the architecture of its buildings--each facade and portico offers another subtle detail in the island-city's larger story. Preserving Paradise, by author and executive director of the Historic Florida Keys Foundation George Born, reveals the nuances of Key West's architecture and uses it to illuminate many aspects of Conch Republic history. With a warm, readable style, Born explores a range of topics, including Key West's prevalent architectural styles, the preservation of historic structures, the history of building materials, and the effect of hurricanes on the city's architectural heritage. Committed to preserving Key West's architecture and the past it represents, Born explains in detail just why Key West is so architecturally unique, and why the city's buildings, streets and neighborhoods are a repository of history that can be discovered by experts and weekend visitors alike."
The Treehouse Book - by Peter Nelson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: BuildingsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Universe Publishing(NY)Age Range: AdultBook theme: ResidentialAuthor: Peter NelsonLanguage: English About the Book Detailed how-to information, such as step-by-step building sequences, plans, and drawings, as well as information on tools and materials, supplement the behind-the-scenes tales of treehouses. From casual tree shacks to multitiered flights of fancy, these magnificent structures can appeal to anyone appreciating this ever-evolving art form. Photos. Book Synopsis It seems that almost everyone likes treehouses. Smiles of recognition turn into grins of enthusiasm as more people discover them and dream about making their own private retreats or family play spaces. And it's nice to remind ourselves that treehouses are built into the oldest and most forgiving, living things on earth. Also, history records treehouses as being built as deliberate follies, as challenges for arboreal designers, for merrymaking, and for keeping the spirit of fairy tales alive. But treehouses can also be social places. We will visit many that were built to entertain, to hang out with friends, or as guest houses. Trees come in all types.Master treehouse builders Peter and Judy Nelson, with David Larkin, have embarked on yet another treehouse-discovery expedition across America, this time adding the investigation of backyard playhouses to their agenda. Now, in The Treehouse Book, they reveal their findings, illustrated and described in the most complete volume yet. From casual treeshacks made from discarded lumber to multitiered feats of fancy, they found shelters representing myriad builders--interesting characters ranging from childhood fanatics grown up, to weekend carpenters, to those who want their grandkids to have the best clubhouse on the block.Detailed how-to information, including plans and drawings, is woven with behind-the-scenes tales of each structure's occupants and stunning interior and exterior photographic exploration. About the Author Peter and Judy Nelson are builders of custom houses. They are the authors of the bestselling Home Tree Home and Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb. David Larkin is a renowned editor and book designer. His many bestselling books include Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks, American Masterworks, Barn and Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb.
Forever Frida - by Kathy Cano-Murillo (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Women ArtistsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Adams Media CorporationAge Range: AdultAuthor: Kathy Cano-MurilloLanguage: English About the Book "With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstory, and verve for life, Frida Kahlo remains a modern icon, captivating and inspiring artists, feminists, and art lovers more than sixty years after her death. Forever Frida celebrates all things Frida, so you can enjoy her art, her words, her style, and her badass attitude every day. Viva Frida!"-- Book Synopsis Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo--from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows--with this fun and commemorative book! With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstory, and verve for life, Frida Kahlo remains a modern icon, captivating and inspiring artists, feminists, and art lovers more than sixty years after her death. Forever Frida celebrates all things Frida, so you can enjoy her art, her words, her style, and her badass attitude every day. Viva Frida! Review Quotes "Will deepen your understanding of the Frida Kahlo life experience as you turn each thought-provoking page." --Wonder with Wonder
150 Best Eco House Ideas - by Marta Serrats (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 600Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: BuildingsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Harper DesignAge Range: AdultBook theme: ResidentialAuthor: Marta SerratsLanguage: English About the Book 150 BEST ECO HOUSE IDEAS The newest volume in the highly successful "150 Best" series--joining 150 Best House Ideas and 150 Best Apartment Ideas--150 Best Eco House Ideas is a comprehensive handbook showcasing the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally-friendly home design. Perfect for architects, designers, interiors decorators, and homeowners alike. Book Synopsis 150 BEST ECO HOUSE IDEAS The newest volume in the highly successful "150 Best" series--joining 150 Best House Ideas and 150 Best Apartment Ideas--150 Best Eco House Ideas is a comprehensive handbook showcasing the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally-friendly home design. Perfect for architects, designers, interiors decorators, and homeowners alike. From the Back Cover Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations in sustainable home design, including solar paneling, wind energy systems, environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions, thermal glazing, and trombe walls.150 Best Eco House Ideas covering the diversity of current trends in sustainable home design, and is both the perfect resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, as well an inspirational sourcebook for all homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of those created using conventional building methods.
Christchurch Architecture - by John Walsh (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: BuildingsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Massey UniversityAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: John WalshLanguage: English Book Synopsis The second in the series of guides to New Zealand's urban architecture by the well-known team of writer John Walsh and photographer Patrick Reynolds. This handy pocket-sized book suggests a series of city walks that take in both the historic buildings that survived the earthquakes and the striking new buildings that have risen from the rubble. It's the perfect guide for visitors to Christchurch and also for locals who want to know more about their city. About the Author John Walsh is the communications director for the New Zealand Institute of Architects. He is the author (with photographer Patrick Reynolds) of several major books on architecture, including New New Zealand Houses, Home Work, Big House Small House, and City House Country House. John lives in Auckland. Patrick Reynolds is one of New Zealand's best architectural photographers.
Sustainable Design - by David Bergman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: Sustainability & Green DesignFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Princeton Architectural PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: David BergmanLanguage: English Book Synopsis Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical can do approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession's ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation and specification, and how to work with green building certification programs.
Follow Me to - by Murad Osmann & Nataly Zakharova (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: LifestylesAuthor: Murad Osmann & Nataly ZakharovaLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Follow Me project was created in 2012 based on the concept of showing the beauty and uniqueness of different locations around the world. It is a story told through the eyes of two ordinary travelers who attempt to portray local lifestyles and narratives by means of photography. Since the project's launch on Instagram, it has become a worldwide Internet sensation, emerging as a leading news feature and gathering millions of views on social media and the news sites that covered it. In each stunning image, photographer Murad Osmann is led to a new location by his girlfriend, Nataly Zakharova. These images remind us that in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we so often forget to stop and appreciate the things that surround us--the historical and architectural heritage left to us by our ancestors. Readers join Osmann from the point of view of the main character and are taken on a journey to different historical and cultural sites. The project aims to acquaint readers with different lifestyles. For Osmann and Zakharova, this theme seems infinite, as there are an endless number of places to visit on our planet. Paging through the book, readers will be invited to see something familiar to them from another point of view, via the lens of Osmann's camera. Follow Zakharova and Osmann on a trip around the world, through such locations as Moscow, Madrid, Ibiza, Hong Kong, New York, and London. About the Author Murad Osmann works as a professional photographer and runs a production company that produces music videos and commercials. Nataly Zakharova works as a chief editor of a blogging portal, Begoody.ru, and produces her own video projects about traveling.
Paris Street; Rainy Day Notebook - by Gustave Caillebotte (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 64Genre: ArtSub-Genre: EuropeanFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Gustave CaillebotteLanguage: English About the Book The best known work by the French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day is currently on display in the Art Institute of Chicago -- and on the front of this pocket-sized notebook! 64 blank pages. Book Synopsis The best known work by the French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day is currently on display in the Art Institute of Chicago -- and on the front of this pocket-sized notebook! Sixty-four blank pages are ready for your notes, sketches, addresses, and whatever else you need to jot down.
Batman: The Animated Series - by Mondo (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Film & VideoFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Insight EditionsAge Range: AdultAuthor: MondoLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Chock-full of gorgeous pieces of art, many of which I would love to hang on my wall, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, is one of my favorite pieces." - DC Comics News Mondo is proud to present Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, a visually breathtaking celebration of the Emmy Award-winning series. Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed show Batman: The Animated Series. The show first aired in 1992 and was instantly met with critical praise for its sophisticated writing and distinctive, noir-influenced art style, generating an intense following that still exists today. Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Filled with Erikson's slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, this Batman: The Animated Series art book is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows of all time. About the Author Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music, and collectibles. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl. Justin Erickson is the creative director and co-founder of Phantom City Creative, Inc., an agency that creates designs for film, television, and music. As an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, Erickson has won over 17 Key Art Awards for his work on popular media such as Godzilla, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Hannibal, Flash Gordon, Cabin in the Woods, and more. Paul Dini is an American writer and producer who is best known as a producer and writer for several DC Comics animated series including Batman: The Animated Series. Perhaps his greatest character contribution was the co-creation (alongside Bruce Timm) of Harley Quinn.
William Morris - (World's Greatest Art) by Julian Beecroft (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Individual ArtistsSeries Title: World's Greatest ArtFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Flame Tree IllustratedAge Range: AdultBook theme: MonographsAuthor: Julian BeecroftLanguage: English About the Book Artist, poet, writer, campaigner, designer, book printer and pivotal figure of the Arts and Crafts movement, Morris is best known today for his beautiful wallpaper and textile designs. With sections on life, influences, techniques, politics and Arts and Crafts, this book enables the reader to consider Morris from different angles and contexts. Book Synopsis The popularity and influence of William Morris cannot be underestimated - a man of many talents, he was a poet, writer, social campaigner, artist, designer and, with his Kelmscott Press, a fine book printer and publisher. A hugely important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement, he is best known for his superior wallpaper and textile designs, intricately weaving together natural motifs in highly stylized two-dimensional patterns with medieval influences. Organized into five sections - Life, Inspiration & Influences, Media & Techniques, Politics & Society and Arts & Crafts - The World's Greatest Art: William Morris enables the reader to consider Morris from different angles and contexts, providing a broader understanding of this great artist. About the Author Helen Elletson (foreword) has been Curator of the William Morris Society's collection at Kelmscott House since 2000. She is also the Manager and Curator of Emery Walker's House. Helen wrote A History of Kelmscott House in 2009 and Highlights from the William Morris Society's Collection in 2015, as well as publishing articles in magazines and books on the collections of both houses. Julian Beecroft (author) is a freelance writer specializing in art and cultural history. For Flame Tree, he has written books on Monet, Renoir, Dalí, Kahlo and Art Nouveau. He has contributed to The Guardian, The Telegraph, 1843 (The Economist magazine) and The London Magazine.
The Human Figure (Dover Anatomy for Artists) - by John H Vanderpoel (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Echo Point Books & MediaAge Range: AdultBook theme: Life DrawingAuthor: John H VanderpoelLanguage: English Book Synopsis This classic study of human anatomy for artists remains unrivaled in its meticulously detailed presentation of each fundamental feature of the human figure. Legendary art instructor John H. Vanderpoel compiled this volume toward the end of his tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1907. Ever since, it has been read like a bible by thousands of figure drawing students around the world. The Human Figure is notable for its careful examination of the thousands of features that, together, compose the human body. Every detail is discussed-the gentle overhang of the upper lip; the slight puckering at the corners of the mouth; how the spine appears 'depressed' when juxtaposed with the muscular fullness of the shoulders on either side-and 430 of the author's own charcoal and pencil drawings bring them to life. In addition to cataloging bodily features and their interactions, this book calls your attention to innumerable subtle points of shading, lighting, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, etc. around the body. Vanderpoel also accounts for an array of physical variations across age groups, sexes, and body types, providing examples of each throughout. A time-honored approach to artistically rendering the human figure, this book is a complete course in truly understanding the structure of the human figure.
Alpaca Picture Book - by K D Galbraith (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Walnut Creek PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Plants & AnimalsAuthor: K D GalbraithLanguage: English About the Book The "Alpaca Picture Book: Photos & Fun Facts" is a collection of some of my favorite alpaca pictures. My photos span over 13 years of raising and breeding alpacas. Through my photography, this picture book is a fun and easy way to learn about alpacas. Book Synopsis The "Alpaca Picture Book: Photos & Fun Facts" is a collection of some of my favorite alpaca pictures. My photos span over 13 years of raising and breeding alpacas. Through my photography, this picture book is a fun and easy way to learn about alpacas. I also include some information on their behavior to give insight into the alpaca's personality as well as other fun facts. My time with these precious animals has been a wonderful journey that continues today. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Sections in the book: Meeting the Alpaca - pictures with basic information Behavior - photographs that show off their unique personality Grazing - what they eat and don't eat Crias - special baby alpaca pictures Fiber - information on their fiber and colorful fleece pics Fun Photos - my favorite funny alpaca pictures Tails End - end of book photos
Anatomy and Perspective - (Dover Books on Art Instruction and Anatomy) by Charles Oliver (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesSeries Title: Dover Books on Art Instruction and AnatomyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: DrawingAuthor: Charles OliverLanguage: English About the Book Clearly and concisely written book covers two subjects seldom treated thoroughly in the same volume. Demonstrations of figure drawing include the use of such simple forms as the cube, cylinder, and sphere. 96 black-and-white figures. Book Synopsis Artists of classical Greece and the Renaissance were highly aware of the complexity and great beauty of the human figure, and strove in their artwork to depict the ideal form. This book by an experienced twentieth-century art teacher covers two fundamentals of figure drawing that were equally important to masters of earlier eras -- anatomy and perspective, subjects that seldom receive a thorough treatment within the same book. Carefully addressing both topics, the text suggests ways to convey the structure and functions of the human figure, covers elementary principles of drawing, and considers the use of light and shadow. Also discussed are aspects of measurement and the application of such simple forms as the cube, cylinder, and sphere in representing parts of the human body.In describing the relationship between anatomical features and surface form, the chapters on anatomy include drawings of the bones and muscles of the trunk, upper and lower limbs, and the head and its prominent aspects. A final section focuses on accessories, such as eyeglasses and clothing -- items which, when worn, virtually become part of the figure's anatomy.Clearly and concisely written, Anatomy and Perspective will be an important addition to the personal library of anyone interested in drawing the human figure. From the Back Cover Artists of classical Greece and the Renaissance were highly aware of the complexity and great beauty of the human figure, and strove in their artwork to depict the ideal form. This book by an experienced twentieth-century art teacher covers two fundamentals of figure drawing that were equally important to masters of earlier eras--anatomy and perspective, subjects that seldom receive a thorough treatment within the same book. Carefully addressing both topics, the text suggests ways to convey the structure and functions of the human figure, covers elementary principles of drawing, and considers the use of light and shadow. Also discussed are aspects of measurement and the application of such simple forms as the cube, cylinder, and sphere in representing parts of the human body.In describing the relationship between anatomical features and surface form, the chapters on anatomy include drawings of the bones and muscles of the trunk, upper and lower limbs, and the head and its prominent aspects. A final section focuses on accessories, such as eyeglasses and clothing--items which, when worn, virtually become part of the figure's anatomy.Clearly and concisely written, Anatomy and Perspective will be an important addition to the personal library of anyone interested in drawing the human figure. Unabridged Dover (2004) republication of the edition published by The Viking Press, New York, 1972.
Breath of the Wild : Creating a Champion - (Legend of Zelda) by Louise Jensen (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 12.1 Inches (H) x 9.3 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 5.85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 424Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Video & ElectronicSeries Title: Legend of ZeldaFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Louise JensenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from its DLC packs. Witness the making of a champion! This book features: - Nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada - 296 Pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from creators - 55 Page historical section that divulges an in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild. - Interviews with key members of the development team including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia which detail the first 30 years of this historic video game franchise! About The Author Nintendo is a Japanese video game company founded in 1985. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is given credit for revolutionizing the home gaming experience. A few years later, the Gameboy and the Super Nintendo cemented Nintendo as one of the premier gaming companies in the world. With iconic characters such as Mario, Link, Luigi, Donkey Kong, and Kirby, Nintendo has solidified itself as a true force in video game community.
Smart Phone Smart Photography - by Jo Bradford (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: CicoAge Range: AdultBook theme: EquipmentAuthor: Jo BradfordLanguage: English Book Synopsis Maximize your potential to get the shots you want with this guide to photography for both Apple and Android phones There's a saying in the photography world that the best camera for the job is the one you have with you when a photo opportunity arises. Thanks to the boom in camera-phone technology, today we're lucky enough to have a camera to hand to capture all those incredible moments. But are you making the most of that powerful tool in your pocket? Do the photos you have taken tend to be blurry, or look nothing like the picture you remember seeing? If you want to shoot incredible images with your phone, buy Smart Phone, Smart Photography. Covering simple techniques that will allow you to get the image that you see every single time, you will soon be telling your camera what to do with confidence. Starting with The Big Picture, get to know your camera phone and the rules behind taking the perfect shot. Next follows a chapter on Taking Great Pictures, where the key disciplines of photography--portrait, abstraction, macro, still life, and plenty more--are examined, with each section packed with tips to help you get the shots you want. Finally, the Post-production chapter explains how to use apps to edit and enhance your images and create incredible prints for display. About the Author Jo Bradford is a practicing artist and photographer who also offers tuition and group workshops in smartphone photography and image editing. Jo also travels widely for public speaking engagements and to participate in seminars about photography. Jo's Instagram profile @greenislandstudios, where she exhibits her smartphone photography has over 45,000 followers. She is based in Devon, UK.
Kew: The Watercolour A to Z of Trees and Foliage - by Adelene Fletcher (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Search PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Plants & AnimalsAuthor: Adelene FletcherLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learn to paint trees with this illustrated directory of twenty-five species, from Acer to Zelkova. Trees have inspired artists for generations. This unique watercolour artist's guide offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint a wonderful selection of the most popular species of trees. Beginning with a usefulsection on materials, the book then comprises an illustrated directory of twenty five trees, from Acer to Zelkova. Step-by-step sequences show how to paint each one in a fresh, lively style with all the essential details of shape and form beautifully captured. The author explores the overall shapes and masses of branches and leaves, outlines in full foliage, winter trees, branch and twig details, and presents stunning leaf and flower portraits shimmering with life. A source of inspiration, as well as a manual of techniques, this book is a must-have for every tree painter. About the Author Adelene Fletcher trained as a textile designer at the Manchester College of Art before moving to London to pursue watercolour painting. She has exhibited at a number of venues, including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Watercolour Society annual exhibitions. She also teaches watercolour painting and has been running adult art courses for over twenty years.
France 1 - (Spectacular Places) by Katja Sassmannshausen (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 504Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesSeries Title: Spectacular PlacesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: KoenemannAge Range: AdultAuthor: Katja SassmannshausenLanguage: English Book Synopsis From the rough Breton Atlantic coast in the west, to the apple culture of Normandy and the cosy Winstub in Alsace, to the cultural metropolis of Paris. France's richness of culinary and cultural highlights is incomparable. Experience the French savoir vivre in 400 fascinating pictures. About the Author Katja Sassmannshausen works full-time as a director for German television. As a freelance picture editor, she can combine her special eye for pictures with her passion for other countries and cultures.
Local Color - by Mimi Robinson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Princeton Architectural PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: ColorAuthor: Mimi RobinsonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Whenever we first encounter a new place, whether landscape or cityscape, one of the most immediate and powerful sensations comes from its colors, or the palette of colors, which profoundly influence our reaction to and sense of a space. In Local Color, designer and educator Mimi Robinson teaches us not only how to see the colors around us but also how to capture and record them in watercolor. Regardless of your level of expertise, Robinson will quickly have you creating personal memories of time, travel, and place through a series of self-guided exercises and illustrated examples. About the Author Mimi Robinson is an international design consultant and principal of Mimi Robinson Design. She is the founder of Bridging Cultures Through Design and an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts.
Colour Mixing Guide: Acrylics - (Colour Mixing Guides) by Julie Collins (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 48Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesSeries Title: Colour Mixing GuidesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Search PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Oil PaintingAuthor: Julie CollinsLanguage: English Book Synopsis This pocket-sized, practical guide has everything the acrylic artist needs to know about colour mixing, from colour theory to complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours. Clear, practical and beautifully presented advice. About the Author Julie Collins studied Fine Art at the University of Reading and has been an artist, writer and teacher since then. She has written colour mixing and artist's problem solving books and writes for The Artist magazine. She works from her studio in Farnham, Surrey, where she explores her passion for painting, drawing and crafts.
The Art of Splatoon 2 - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Video Game ArtFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Dark Horse BooksAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book An amaze-ink behind-the-scenes look at the making of Splatoon 2, one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time! Dive into over 380 pages worth of illustrations, key art, and designs of fans' favorite colorful characters, weapons, gear, locations, maps, and brands.. Book Synopsis An amaze-ink behind-the-scenes look at the making of Splatoon 2, one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time! Dive into over 380 pages worth of illustrations, key art, and designs of your favorite colorful characters, weapons, gear, locations, maps, and brands. The Art of Splatoon 2 also features storyboards and other extras sure to make a splash with any fan! Don't miss this ink-redible look at the best-selling family-friendly game Splatoon 2 in this colorful high-quality hardcover! About the Author Nintendo is a Japanese video game company founded in 1985. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is given credit for revolutionizing the home gaming experience. A few years later, the Gameboy and the Super Nintendo cemented Nintendo as one of the premier gaming companies in the world. With iconic characters such as Mario, Link, Luigi, Donkey Kong, and Kirby, Nintendo has solidified itself as a true force in video game community.
A Little Feminist History of Art - by Charlotte Mullins (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArtSub-Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Tate PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Contemporary (1945-)Author: Charlotte MullinsLanguage: English Book Synopsis A short and pithy introduction to the most important feminist artworks from the late 1960s to the present Emerging in the late 1960s as women artists struggled to "de-gender" their work to compete in a male-dominated arena, the feminist art movement has played a leading role in the art world over the last five decades. Using the "female gaze" to articulate socially relevant issues after an era of aesthetic "formalism," feminist artists, working in a variety of media, have brought attention to ideas surrounding gender, identity, and form. They have critiqued and altered our thinking about the cultural expectations and stereotyping of women, women's struggle for equality, and the treatment of the female body as a commodity. Fifty outstanding works reflect women's lives and experience, the changing position of women artists, and the impact of feminist ideals and politics on visual culture. This book is a celebration of one of the most ambitious, influential, and enduring artistic movements to emerge from the 20th century. About the Author Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer and broadcaster. She was arts editor of The Independent on Sunday, and the editor of Art Review, V & A Magazine, and Art Quarterly. She has also written over 10 books, including two art books for children published under the pen name Charlie Ayres.
Gustav Klimt at Home - by Patrick Bade (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Individual ArtistsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Frances LincolnAge Range: AdultBook theme: MonographsAuthor: Patrick BadeLanguage: English Book Synopsis Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work. Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. He was both influenced by and shaped the city of Vienna at the turn of the century, undertaking several public commissions. Klimt travelled little, but trips to Venice and Ravenna, as well as annual summer holidays with the Flöge family on the shores of Attersee, were a source of inspiration and influence on his creative output. Fully illustrated, the book features paintings, archive imagery and photographs of the surrounding city and landscape to provide an insight into how the people and places of his life relate to his work. About the Author Patrick Bade was a Senior Lecturer on Art and Opera at Christie's Education London. He has spoken at and written for the National Gallery London, the British Museum, the V & A, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Academy of Arts, and has also contributed to programmes on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM. He leads cultural tours to various European cities, including Vienna, and is the author of several books on 19th and 20th century painting and music.
Humans - by Brandon Stanton (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 3.6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 448Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St. Martin's PressAuthor: Brandon StantonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations ... vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar"-- Book Synopsis The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade." --Washington Post Brandon Stanton's new book, Humans--his most moving and compelling book to date--shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe--providing a portrait of our shared experience. Review Quotes Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade." --Washington Post "A panoply of interesting stories . . . and what stories they are. A lovely, sometimes challenging testament to the universality of human nature. --Kirkus Reviews (starred) A beautiful love letter to humanity in this moving compilation . . . . Stanton's skill at putting people at ease comes through in the spontaneity of the images, as well as in the stories they share with him. It's an outstanding survey, and each new image reveals something unique about the human condition. --Publishers Weekly (starred) Stanton has taken his legendary storytelling and photography global . . . millions follow [him], and the empathy and love his work engenders will be a balm to many more. --Booklist Profound interviews and signature stunning photography. --Newsweek About The Author BRANDON STANTON is the creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling books Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories as well as the children's book, Little Humans. His photography and storytelling blog, also called Humans of New York, is followed by a global audience of over thirty million people across several social media platforms. In addition to sharing thousands of stories from around the world, the blog has raised over $12 million for featured individuals and nonprofits. Stanton is a graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in New York City.
Library of Luminaries: Virginia Woolf - by Zena Alkayat (Hardcover)
Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Individual ArtistsSeries Title: Library of LuminariesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Chronicle BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Zena AlkayatLanguage: English About the Book "One of literature's most beloved authors is beautifully documented in this illustrated biography of Virginia Woolf."--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis One of literature's most beloved authors is beautifully documented in this illustrated biography of Virginia Woolf. Featuring handwritten text paired with beguiling illustrations and a tactile cover with foil-stamped and debossed details, this giftable package reveals the formative events of Woolf's life: how she was supported--and challenged--in her craft, her struggles with mental illness, and how her great works came to be. With lines pulled from Woolf's own letters featured alongside interesting details, such as her nickname for her husband and how slowly her first novel sold, this intimate guide makes a thoughtful gift for literature lovers and book clubbers. Review Quotes Follows Virginia Woolf's life from a childhood marked by love and loss to her dogged rise as one of humanity's most significant writers. Intersecting her life are larger threads - the women's suffrage movement, the artists and intellectuals of the Bloomsbury group, the world wars. Zena Alkayat narrates with succulent concision, but her affectionate admiration for Woolf shows. Nina Cosford's charming illustrations contain echoes of the Provensens and Maira Kalman, yet stand as thoroughly original. Spliced into the story are Woolf's own beguiling lines. -- New York TimesWriter Zena Alkayat and artist Nina Cosford explore Woolf's remarkable life with equal parts concision, compassion, and unsentimental reverence. -- Brain Pickings About the Author Zena Alkayat is a journalist, author, and editor based in London. Nina Cosford is a freelance illustrator based in Hastings, England.
Animals in Motion - (Dover Anatomy for Artists) by Eadweard Muybridge (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Individual PhotographersSeries Title: Dover Anatomy for ArtistsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Eadweard MuybridgeLanguage: English About the Book More than 4,000 photographs in series and stopped action of horses, cats, lions, deer, kangaroos, etc. Indispensable for animal artists. Classic of 19th-century photography. Impressive and valuable collection. -- Scientific American. Book Synopsis The dry plate's most spectacular early use was by Eadweard Muybridge. -- LifeA really marvelous series of plates. -- Nature (London)These photographs have resolved many complicated questions. -- Art JournalHere is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animal photos -- more than 4,000 high-speed shots of 34 different animals and birds, in 123 different types of actions. Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying -- in typical actions. The horse alone is shown in more than 40 different ways: galloping with nude rider, trotting, pacing with sulky, cantering, jumping hurdles, carrying, rolling on barrels, and 36 other actions. All photos taken against ruled backgrounds; most actions taken from 3 angles at once: 90 degrees, 60 degrees, rear. Foreshortened views are included. These are true action photos, stopped in series, taken at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second. Actions are illustrated in series, with as many as 50 shots per action. Muybridge worked with the University of Pennsylvania for three years, made more than 100,000 exposures, and spent more than $50,000. His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists, and art directors. From the Back Cover The dry plate's most spectacular early use was by Eadweard Muybridge.--LifeA really marvelous series of plates.--Nature (London)These photographs have resolved many complicated questions.--Art JournalHere is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animal photos--more than 4,000 high-speed shots of 34 different animals and birds, in 123 different types of actions. Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying--in typical actions. The horse alone is shown in more than 40 different ways: galloping with nude rider, trotting, pacing with sulky, cantering, jumping hurdles, carrying, rolling on barrels, and 36 other actions. All photos taken against ruled backgrounds; most actions taken from 3 angles at once: 90 degrees, 60 degrees, rear. Foreshortened views are included. These are true action photos, stopped in series, taken at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second. Actions are illustrated in series, with as many as 50 shots per action. Muybridge worked with the University of Pennsylvania for three years, made more than 100,000 exposures, and spent more than $50,000. His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists, and art directors.
Sears House Designs of the Thirties - (Dover Architecture) by Sears Roebuck and Co (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: Interior DesignSeries Title: Dover ArchitectureFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Sears Roebuck and CoLanguage: English Book Synopsis Proudly promoting itself as "the largest home building organization in the world," Sears, Roebuck and Company advertised in 1932 products in a handsome catalog that also displayed a full-size replica of Mount Vernon, created from Sears materials for a Paris exposition in 1932.At the heart of this now-rare publication were measured floor plans for 68 Sears homes. Over 200 illustration displayed interiors and exteriors for such handsome residences as the Belmont, a six-room house with vestibule, breakfast alcove, three bedrooms, and one-and-a-half baths; and the Dover, an English-styled cottage with a massive chimney and unusual roof lines. Photographs of some interiors revealed a furnished living room with paneled side walls and hewed oak ceiling beams; a spacious kitchen with contemporary appliances; a 60-foot living room with a huge stone fireplace, built-in bookshelves, a vaulted ceiling, and other designs.An invaluable sourcebook for restorationists, this handsome volume will also be of use to people interested in preserving homes of the period. It will be welcomed by anyone who relishes a glimpse of America's architectural past.
How to Draw Unicorns in Simple Steps - by Sharon Hurst (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesSeries Title: How to DrawFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Search PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: DrawingAuthor: Sharon HurstLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learn how to draw unicorns using this fun and easy step-by-step method. Starting with simple shapes, Sharon Hurst will guide you to draw these fantastic beasts. Unicorns have captured the imagination of people all over the world. These fantastical creatures have never been so popular, and well-known fantasy artist Sharon Hurst shows you how to bring them to life in this, her first book. Containing 26 different unicorns to draw in a range of poses and styles, each one is achieved in just 7 simple steps, making this book suitable for all ages and abilities. Each one starts with a few basic shapes and is developed into a finished tonal drawing, and a final coloured version shows you how to take your drawing even further. Choose from majestic winged creatures or playful young unicorns and discover how easily you too can create these amazing fantasy animals. About the Author Sharon Hurst dreamed of dragons as a child, and now, as an adult, she paints them! Inspired by vinyl record album art and the imagery in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, she developed and nurtured a desire to create fantasy art that has never left her. Her enthusiasm for fantasy art in watercolour knows no bounds, and her talent for creating fantastic worlds and bringing mystical creatures to life is awe-inspiring. Sharon's work has been exhibited in The Bankside Gallery, London and The Crypt Gallery, St. Ives, and she is a winner of the World of Froud Award. She is an active member of the SAA and has produced two Teaching Art DVDs.
Model Making - (Architecture Briefs) by Megan Werner (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 159Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: Methods & MaterialsSeries Title: Architecture BriefsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Princeton Architectural PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Megan WernerLanguage: English Book Synopsis The ancient craft of architectural model making may seem unnecessary in today's age of digital renderings and virtual tours, but physical models remain a uniquely revealing and compelling tool for the architect. More forcefully than any other way of visualizing a building, models represent ideas, as opposed to images. The sensory impact of a physical model, its materiality, is an important step in the design process. Once an idea is materialized, it exists in the real world, and the real world reacts--with limitations or opportunities, which become clear through the process of making. Amodel not only allows the designer to explore freely while testing out specific ideas but also to advance and communicate his or her ideas effectively to others.
Louise Bourgeois - by Jean-Francois Jaussaud (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Individual PhotographersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Laurence KingAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jean-Francois JaussaudLanguage: English Book Synopsis A rare glimpse inside the private world of Louise Bourgeois, one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. Readers who already love the artist will be thrilled by the richness of this book, and those who didn't know her work before will discover a complex, brilliant, and deeply emotional artist who used her creative gifts to reshape the world around her. - Architectural Digest Bound in soft sky-blue linen cloth and full of suggestive photography, the pleasure begins when the book is first held, its heft and weight, the mix of textures and fonts suggest something to be savored, then saved. - New York Journal of Books Louise Bourgeois was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century and photographer Jean-François Jaussaud met her for the first time in 1994 at her studio in Brooklyn. But it was not before she had interrogated him about every aspect of his life that he earned her trust. A rare photo session was set up in Spring 1995, under one condition: she would destroy the photographs if she didn't like them... Jaussaud agreed to it and passed the test. He was then given carte blanche to photograph her studio and her house in Chelsea, and he kept coming back for another eleven years. Jaussaud's photographs of Louise Bourgeois in her house and studio are a moving testimony showing how completely implicated in her work she was, to the point that her private life and her work were inextricably interwoven. Louise Bourgeois: An Intimate Portrait also contains: -Extracts from Bourgeois' diary - Personal notes - Short texts from Jaussaud, Marie-Laure Bernadac, and Xavier Girard. This is a must-have addition to any serious admirer of Louise Bourgeois as well as a fascinating entry point for those just discovering her groundbreaking explorations of the family, sexuality, bodies, death, and the unconscious. Review Quotes Bound in soft sky-blue linen cloth and full of suggestive photography, the pleasure begins when the book is first held, its heft and weight, the mix of textures and fonts suggest something to be savored, then saved.-New York Journal of Books About the Author Jean-Francois Jaussuad is a French photographer, art director, and producer.
Encaustic Revelation - by Patricia Seggebruch (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: North Light BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: PaintingAuthor: Patricia SeggebruchLanguage: English About the Book Learn encaustic techniques from the best--the masters of EncaustiCamp! Get a sneak peek into the EncaustiCamp experience with Encaustic Revelation! The creation of artist and author Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, EncaustiCamp bring students of all skill levels and from around the world together for a week of intensive education, art making and ca... Book Synopsis Learn encaustic techniques from the best--the masters of EncaustiCamp!Get a sneak peek into the EncaustiCamp experience with Encaustic Revelation! The creation of artist and author Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, EncaustiCamp bring students of all skill levels and from around the world together for a week of intensive education, art making and camaraderie. Encaustic Revelation is the first book to bring the experience, insights and cutting-edge techniques of EncaustiCamp directly to YOU!Step-by-step demonstrations from 9 popular artists, including Patricia Baldwin Seggeruch, Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Michelle Belto, Crystal Neubauer and Judy WiseDozens of innovative techniques for encaustic printmaking, working with hand-dyed and textile surfaces, sculpting with wax and foam and more, plus unique project ideas including soldered jewelry with encaustics, wax and plaster books and 3D encaustic collage30 student projects and 56 finished pieces of art from the instructors--eye candy for you, yes, but these varied and exemplary pieces demonstrate the possibilities and individuality that come from the rich, immersive and supportive environment of EncaustiCamp. You'll be inspired! So go ahead, try something new, something cutting-edge, something relevatory, and enjoy the workshop experience at home!
Spanish for Beginners - by Sergio Rodriguez (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 198Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Study & TeachingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: WhiteflowerpublsihingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Sergio RodriguezLanguage: English Book Synopsis Do You Want To Learn Spanish in a Easy and Affordable Way? Welcome to this training for the Kindle edition of the book "Spanish for Beginners". Spanish is the most widely spoken Romance language, with more than 400 million native speakers all over the world. It is the official language in 21 countries including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, and Equatorial Guinea. It is the most popular second language in the United States and Europe. The large population of Spanish speakers around the world in four continents and beyond makes it a smart choice for a second language. Knowing Spanish is particularly advantageous if you're in the healthcare or education sector. The globalization trend has made it possible to tap this vast and fast growing market segment. Health practitioners and professionals who want to provide the best services to their Spanish-speaking clients will want to speak and understand their language to ensure that there are no barriers to excellent service. The book "Spanish for Beginners" is designed to help you learn Spanish and bridge the communication gap in as fast as one week. It is written with the self-learner in mind and organized to help its readers understand and speak the language confidently within a short span of time. Here what you'll learn after downloading this Spanish For Beginners book: Introduction: Chapter 1: Learning Strategies Chapter 2: The Fundamentals Of Spanish Chapter 3: Numbers, Colors, Time, And Date Chapter 4: Nouns And Articles Chapter 5: Pronouns Chapter 6: Verbs Chapter 7: Adjectives Chapter 8: Prepositions, Adverbs, And Conjunctions Chapter 9: Forming Sentences Chapter 10: The Subjunctive & Imperative Mood Chapter 11: Making Comparisons Chapter 12: Conversational Phrases and much more! Get Your Copy Now!
Boston's Apollo - by Nathaniel Silver (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Individual ArtistsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumAge Range: AdultBook theme: MonographsAuthor: Nathaniel SilverLanguage: English About the Book "In 1916, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) met Thomas Eugene McKeller (1890-1962), a young Black elevator attendant, at Boston's Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures--both male and female--in Sargent's murals in the Museum of Fine Arts. The painter transformed McKeller into white gods and goddesses, creating soaring allegories of the liberal arts that celebrated the recent expansion of the city's premier civic museum. Sargent then gave the preparatory drawings of McKeller to Isabella Stewart Gardner, ensuring their preservation in perpetuity. Displayed together for the first time, the drawings provide a window into the metamorphoses of race, gender, and identity, and attest to a relationship between two men, artist and model, at a time of intense social upheaval. This exhibition brings together Sargent's drawings and related historical materials to tell the story of McKeller's life. His central importance in Sargent's major artistic commissions in the Boston area considers critical questions of race, class, and sexuality--as relevant today as they were in Gilded Age Boston" Book Synopsis The story of the extraordinary collaboration behind one of John Singer Sargent's renowned late masterpieces In 1916, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) met Thomas Eugene McKeller (1890-1962), a young African American elevator attendant, at Boston's Hotel Vendome. McKeller became the principal model for Sargent's murals in the new wing of the city's Museum of Fine Arts, among the painter's most ambitious works. Sargent's nude studies and sketches from this project attest to a close collaboration between the two men that unfolded over nearly ten years. Featuring drawings given by Sargent to Isabella Stewart Gardner and published in full for the first time, a portrait of McKeller, and archival materials reconstructing his life and relationship with Sargent, this book opens new avenues into artist-model relationships and transforms our understanding of Sargent's iconic American paintings. Essays offer the first biography of McKeller and a window onto African American life in early-20th-century Boston. They also address the artist's sexuality, his models, and questions of race and identity. Review Quotes "an excellent book."--Holland Cotter, New York Times About the Author Nathaniel Silver is William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
200 Words to Help You Talk about Art - by Ben Street (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Laurence KingAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Ben StreetLanguage: English Book Synopsis Have you have ever felt at a disadvantage when joining in a conversation on a subject that you aren't confident about? If yes, this new book series is for you. Each book features definitions of two hundred words frequently used to describe and discuss a smart subject. 200 Words to Help You Talk About Art is designed to demystify jargon-based art language and make you at ease holding a conversation on the topic. Art can be intimidating to the uninitiated, but with Ben Street's help you'll know your Dada from your diptych in no time. The book is written with digestible text enabling a quick and easy understanding of various topics while broadening your artistic vocabulary. 200 Words to Help You Talk About Art is one of two new titles beginning a series of smart subjects, also including philosophy, psychology, and music. About the Author Ben Street is an art historian, writer, and lecturer based in London. He has been a schools and family educator for the National Gallery, Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (New York), and a lecturer in art history for Christie's Education, London.
Holiday Hand Lettering - by Lark Crafts (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Lark Books (NC)Age Range: AdultBook theme: CalligraphyAuthor: Lark CraftsLanguage: English About the Book Nothing brings holiday cheer like beautifully hand-lettered cards, gift tags, and decorations. Make the season merry and bright with 30 projects created by top designers--from handmade ornaments to a chalkboard sign--each with a charming motif to use as is or adapt. Step-by-step instructions guide you, and there's plenty of space for practice. A basics section helps beginners get started, and a collection of 10 alphabets provides additional inspiration. Book Synopsis Celebrate Christmas with this fun-filled workbook, featuring 30 hand-lettering ideas and projects! Nothing brings holiday cheer like beautifully hand-lettered cards, gift tags, and decorations. Using brush pens, chalk markers, watercolors, and more, make the season merry and bright with 30 projects created by top designers, each with a charming motif to use or adapt for your favorite crafts. You'll find creative interpretations of favorite phrases like "Season's Greetings," festive quotes from traditional Christmas carols, and tutorials for creating items ranging from handmade ornaments to a chalkboard sign. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide you, and there's plenty of space to practice and brainstorm. A basics section provides complete beginners with the knowledge they need to get started, and a collection of 10 alphabets provides additional inspiration. About the Author Contributors include: Marie Hermansson: MarieHermanssonIllustration.com Shelly Kim: lettersbyshells.com Hazel Nguyen: @hazelslettering Veronica Ruiz: veronicaletters.com Winterbird: winterbird.com Colleen Wilcox: wanderonwords.com
Vogue: The Covers (Updated Edition) - by Dodie Kazanjian (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: ABRAMSAge Range: AdultBook theme: FashionAuthor: Dodie KazanjianLanguage: English About the Book In this stunning updated edition of the successful Vogue: The Covers, Vogue continues to pay tribute to its tradition of beauty and excellence with a compilation of even more spectacular cover art. In addition to featuring classic covers from the magazine's 125-year history, this updated edition features every cover since 2010, with each cover displaying the magazine's cutting-edge takes on style, fashion, and culture. Unforgettable new covers feature such celebrated subjects as Michelle Obama, Kim and Kanye, Lena Dunham, and more. This lavish, beautifully illustrated book even includes five new frameable Vogue cover prints that can be removed from the back of the book. Vogue: The Covers (Updated Edition) is a must-have for every fashion lover and collector. Book Synopsis In this stunning updated edition of Vogue: The Covers, Vogue continues to pay tribute to its tradition of beauty and excellence with a compilation of even more spectacular cover art. In addition to featuring classic covers from the magazine's 125-year history, this updated edition features every cover since 2010, with each cover displaying the magazine's cutting-edge takes on style, fashion, and culture. Unforgettable new covers feature such celebrated subjects as Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West, Lena Dunham, and more. This lavish, beautifully illustrated book even includes five new frameable Vogue cover prints that can be removed from the back of the book. Vogue: The Covers (Updated Edition) is a must-have for every fashion lover and collector. About the Author Dodie Kazanjian has covered the art world for Vogue since 1989. She is also the founder and director of Gallery Met, the nonprofit contemporary art space at the Metropolitan Opera. She is the author of Vogue: The Covers and lives in New York City.
Blue Violet - by Cig Harvey (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Individual PhotographersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Monacelli PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: MonographsAuthor: Cig HarveyLanguage: English Book Synopsis A book of deeply personal and lush photographs, drawings, and writing, Blue Violet is Cig Harvey's celebration of the natural world and the senses. Blue Violet is a vibrant meditation on the procession of seasons, sensory abundance, and the magic in everyday life. Part art book, botanical guide, historical encyclopedia, and poetry collection, Blue Violet is a compendium of beauty, color, and the senses. Plants, flowers, and our experience of the natural world are the threads that tie this unique book together. Exploring the five senses, Blue Violet takes the reader on a personal journey through nature and the range of human emotions. As with her previous three titles--You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Gardening at Night, and You an Orchestra You a Bomb--this book invites the reader to pause, laugh, cry, create, and become more aware of the natural world. Images and text in a variety of forms (prose poetry, recipes, lists, research pieces, diagrams) focus on immediate experience to understand the vibrancy of the senses on memory and feelings. Review Quotes "A glorious, sensual, poignant collection of botanical photographs, drawings and writings, which is part-art book, part-historical guide and part-poetry collection."--Financial Times"An immersive experience of color, beauty, emotion and text."--Lenscratch "Blue Violet is Harvey's very personal contemplation on plants, flowers and our experience of the natural world. Exploring a range of human emotions, the book offers images and text in a variety of forms (prose poetry, recipes, lists, research pieces, diagrams), focusing on immediate experience, and on the vibrancy of the senses on memory and feelings." --GUP Magazine "A gorgeous book . . . that also doubles as interesting decor on a coffee table. The book is filled with deeply personal and lush photographs, drawings, and writings, and is . . . unique and immersive, with an emphasis on plants and the natural world."--Romper "This book is a dream."--Stella Bugbee, Editor-at-Large, The Cut "In her highly creative new monograph, artist Cig Harvey uses her camera to capture the magic of everyday life and bring a new perspective to plants, flowers and nature. Combining art book, botanical guide, historical encyclopaedia and poetry collection in one, Blue Violet is a real feast for the senses." --Wildflower Magazine About the Author Cig Harvey is an artist who uses images and language to explore sensory experience and elevate the everyday. Rich in implied narrative, deeply rooted in the natural world, her work is devoted to the topic of what it is to feel. Her work has been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, BBC, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Marie Claire Italia, and New York. She is the author of three previous monographs, You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Gardening at Night, and You an Orchestra You a Bomb. In 2017, Cig was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER, an international organization that honors, supports, and provides opportunities for gifted and committed photographers. In 2018, she was named the Prix Virginia Laureate, an international photography award based in Paris and in 2019, a mid-career retrospective of her work appeared at the Ogunquit Museum of Art.Jacoba Urist is a journalist living in New York. She writes regularly about art and architecture for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Galerie and The New York Times, among other publications. She has covered the art market in New York and Los Angeles for The Art Newspaper, and is a contributing editor for Cultured.
Champagne Supernovas - by Maureen Callahan (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Touchstone BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Maureen CallahanLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Terrifically exciting and fun" (Publishers Weekly), Champagne Supernovas is "a lucid, smoothly executed look at a pivotal decade in the legacy of American fashion" (Kirkus Reviews) as told through the lives of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen--the three iconic personalities who defined the time. Veteran pop culture journalist Maureen Callahan takes us back to the pivotal style moment of the early 1990s--when supermodel glamazons gave way to heroin chic, when the alternative became the mainstream, and when fashion suddenly became the cradle for the most exciting artistic and cultural innovations of the age. Champagne Supernovas gives you the inside scoop from a bevy of supermodels, stylists, editors, photographers, confidantes, club kids, and scenesters who were there. They'll tell the unvarnished story of three of the most influential personalities to emerge in fashion in decades--Kate, Marc, and McQueen--and show why the conditions in the 1990s were perfect for their rise...but also helped contribute to their personal struggles. Steeped in the creative brew of art, decadence, and genius that defined the era, Champagne Supernovas is a "titillating ride through the fashion world" (Elle) that offers readers front-row tickets to a gloriously debauched soap opera about the losers and freaks who became the industry's It Girls and Boys...and who changed the larger culture forever. Review Quotes Champagne Supernovas puts readers in the front row and three of the era's biggest names in the catwalk spotlight. . . . The pace is as quick as an H & M runway knockoff. Callahan's prose is tight, and she stitches together momentum and suspense by alternating chapters on the trio. . . . A page turner filled with juicy behind-the-scenes tales.-- "Associated Press""A juicy and gossipy account of the '90s fashion scene. . . . You might not fully approve . . . but you can't help wishing you were there."-- "Daily Beast""A titillating ride through the '90s fashion world, as Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen eclipsed the reigning glamazons with their waifish chic."-- "Elle""Fast paced, gossipy and cleverly put together . . . fantastically entertaining and thoroughly researched . . . this is a book about how myths are made."-- "Telegraph (UK)""Terrifically exciting and fun...this book works as a fun, if cautionary, read about some of the folks who changed fashion in the 1990s. Readers will wonder when a similar trio will arrive to save us all from the Kardashians."-- "Publishers Weekly""The author makes great use of personal interviews and reference materials, and through cross comparisons, she discovers like-minded commonalities they all shared with each other...A lucid, smoothly executed look at a pivotal decade in the legacy of American fashion."-- "Kirkus Reviews"Maureen Callahan proves, in a biography as dramatic and addictive as Game of Thrones, that the decade represents a revolution not just in fashion, but also the broader ideals of beauty. . . . A former editor and writer at New York magazine, Spin and the New York Post, Callahan crafts an intoxicating brew of scholarly rigor, dishy anecdotes and wicked commentary.-- "Chicago Tribune"Shocking but never cheap, sometimes hilarious but more often heartbreaking, Champagne Supernovas is a thorough, intimate, and bracing look at the complicated and deeply troubled figures who sparked a fashion revolution.--Alan Light, former editor-in-chief, Vibe and Spin magazines"As someone whose knowledge of fashion runs fairly pedestrian, I was surprised to find myself unable to put down Maureen Callahan's propulsive Champagne Supernovas. With a scholar's eye and a tabloid reporter's touch, Callahan bursts open one of the most exclusive industries in the world, revealing to the grit and glamour, the damaged, drug-addled underdogs, and the tortured geniuses who forever changed the way we comprehend and commodify beauty. This instant classic -- a master class in how to write smart, intimate, at times shocking, but always compulsively readable non-fiction -- deserves its place as the 90s answer to other pop culture giants, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Fifth Avenue, 5AM.--Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire"Maureen Callahan has pulled off a very neat trick in Champagne Supernovas, capturing the essence of a fleeting moment when fashion's guard changed. This rise-and-fall story has it all: sex, drugs, rock, and frocks. Fasten your seat belt. It's a scary fun ride."--Michael Gross, author of Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women and House of Outrageous Fortune"The 90s: a time when fashion suddenly mingled with punk rock, movie stars, art school, the fantasies of the whole world, in ways both deadly and revolutionary. Callahan brilliantly connects all the glittering wreckage from a uniquely explosive moment in pop culture, from London to Seattle to the Viper Room. A major work on a one-of-a-kind pop era."--Rob Sheffield, author of Love Is A Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes About the Author Maureen Callahan has worked as an editor and writer at the New York Post, covering everything from the subcultures of the Lower East Side to local and national politics. She has also written for Sassy, Spin, New York magazine, and Vanity Fair. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit ChampagneSupernovas.com
Dreamscapes Magical Menagerie - by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ImpactAge Range: AdultBook theme: DrawingAuthor: Stephanie Pui-Mun LawLanguage: English About the Book Create Fantasy Creatures & Animals with Watercolor! Dreamscapes artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law weaves her spell once again, this time with a focus on winged, underwater and four-legged creatures that captivate with their grace and impossible beauty. Step by step, you'll learn how to partner with watercolor to paint koi, the Phoenix, Pegasus and o.. Book Synopsis Create Fantasy Creatures & Animals with Watercolor!Dreamscapes artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law weaves her spell once again, this time with a focus on winged, underwater and four-legged creatures that captivate with their grace and impossible beauty. Step by step, you'll learn how to partner with watercolor to paint koi, the Phoenix, Pegasus and other fantastical creatures to inhabit your otherworlds.Bring life to beasts of water, sky and woods. Follow along, step by step, to create sea turtles, owls, earth dragons...more than 20 mythical and real-world creatures.Expand your watercolor techniques. This book covers everything from the basics of assembling your tools and selecting paper, to tips for making colors sing and techniques for evoking mysterious, underwater, woodland and celestial settings.Embrace the possibilities! Sparkling with a sense of whimsy and wonder, and peppered with bits of legend and lore to inform and inspire your art, Dreamscapes Magical Menagerie opens your eyes to the makings of fantasy all around you. If you can dream it, you can paint it! About the Author Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is a freelance artist whose work consists of fantasy, the otherworld and the surreal. Her illustrations have been used for game and publishing clients, including Wizards of the Coast, HarperCollins, LUNA Books, Tachyon Books, White Wolf, Alderac Entertainment and Green Ronin. Stephanie's first two books, Dreamscapes and Dreamscapes Myth & Magic were published by IMPACT in 2008 and 2010. Visit her website at Shadowscapes.com.
Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design - by Stephanie Travis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: Design, Drafting, Drawing & PresentationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Laurence KingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Stephanie TravisLanguage: English About the Book "Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design is an indispensable and practical guide for students wishing to master the art of looking and sketching. Forty-five step-by-step exercises take the student from the simple three-dimensional forms of furniture, through interiors, to complex building exteriors, and cityscapes. Technical topics covered include tools, line weight, perspective proportion, composition, shading, serial views, and context. Exercises are illustrated with beautiful sketches specially created by the author."--From back cover. Book Synopsis "This is a first-class resource for students who wish to improve their drawing skills. A must for those who want to advance their visual communication" Simon Pattison, York St John University "...another brilliant teaching and learning recourse by LKP" Nooshin Akrami, University of Bolton "Extremely approachable - the illustrations are not too polished and should be achievable for most students. Excellent contemporary objects/interiors/architecture used as drawn examples all clearly labelled so that students can research them further. The book is extremely well organized and laid out with clear sections, labels, and discrete tasks" Tom Nelson, Coventry School of Art and Design Stephanie Travis' new book teaches architecture and interior design students all they need to know about sketching. With the advancement of technology, the debate surrounding hand drawing versus computer-generated imagery has become a hot topic. Having grown up with computers, today's interior design and architecture students are extremely adept at creating computer imagery, but often lack confidence in their freehand sketching skills, or do not know how to sketch at all. Sketching, and the careful observation that it entails, is essential for the successful development of the next generation of designers whether they practice architecture, interior or product design. Forty-five step-by-step exercises take the student from the simple three-dimensional forms of furniture, to interiors, to complex building exteriors, and cityscapes. Technical topics covered include tools, line weights, perspective, proportion, composition, shading, serial views, and context. Exercises are illustrated with beautiful sketches specially created by the author. Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design is an indispensable and practical guide for students wishing to master the art of looking and sketching. To quote Travis "drawing is truly a tool for seeing. To draw an object, interior or building, you have to look at the subject in a new way. The sketching process is a means of expanding one's creativity and awakening the senses." About the Author Stephanie Travis is Director and Associate Professor of the Interior Architecture and Design Program at The George Washington University, Washington, DC. She has extensive academic and professional experience, and was also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Design Education, 2014.
How to Draw: Fairies - (How to Draw (Search Press)) by Paul Bryn Davies (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesSeries Title: How to Draw (Search Press)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Search PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: DrawingAuthor: Paul Bryn DaviesLanguage: English Book Synopsis Even complete beginners can create great drawings with this simple step-by-step guide. There is so much here to inspire more experienced artists too, with different styles including fun cartoons, whimsical portraits and realistic fairies. About the Author Paul Bryn Davies is a commercial illustrator who has designed more than 150 book jackets for bestselling authors such as Stephen King, Christopher Pike, Robert E. Vardeman, and Lyall Watson. He is the author of several books, including Dragons in Watercolour, Fairies in Watercolour, How to Draw Dragons in Simple Steps, Painting Dragons in Watercolour, and Painting Fairies in Watercolour.
Promises to Keep - by Laura Serani (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 104Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Individual PhotographersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: L'ArtiereAge Range: AdultBook theme: Artists' BooksAuthor: Laura SeraniLanguage: English Book Synopsis - The journal of a long voyage begun in the 1970s, which has repeatedly taken Max Pam back to India, to the Far East, to London or Paris, and whose starting and ending point is always Australia- New and unusual layout- First edition limited to 500 copiesThis is not so much a travel journal as a diary that confirms Pam's interest in photography and his turn to it as a form of autobiographical expression. In order to tell his own history, as well as his stories, Max Pam has invented and gradually perfected an original visual language that recognizes no distinctions between writing and photography, between an image borrowed and an image taken, between the effects of chemistry and those of painting, between collage and patchwork. The result is a collection of forcefully suggestive images that, in breathtaking sequences, establish dialogues among reality, hallucinations, references of all kinds, the intimate and social spheres. About the Author Max Pam (Melbourne, 1949) is an Australian photographer. Pam's first survey exhibition was held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1986, followed by a mid-career retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1991, his largest solo show to date was at the Sogo Nara Museum of Art in Japan, and he was the subject of a major exhibition at the Comptoir de la Photographie in Paris in 1990, which covered the work of three decades. He has published several photographic monographs and 'carnets de voyage'.
Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces - by Alex Irvine (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Sculpture & InstallationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Lark Books (NC)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Alex IrvineLanguage: English About the Book Sculpting the human face presents a unique artistic challenge--but this richly illustrated guide thoroughly demystifies the process. Instructor Alex Irvine goes step-by-step, explaining everything from creating basic, rough outlines to surface refinements to finely detailed replicas. Photographs of models and sketches appear alongside the actual sculpture, and a gallery of contemporary work inspires. Book Synopsis Sculpting the human face presents a unique artistic challenge--but this richly illustrated guide thoroughly demystifies the process. Instructor Alex Irvine goes step-by-step, explaining everything from creating basic, rough outlines to surface refinements to finely detailed replicas. Photographs of models and sketches appear alongside the actual sculpture, and a gallery of contemporary work inspires. About the Author Alex Irvine is a working sculptor, instructor, and member of the Clayspace Co-op in Asheville, NC. His work has been featured in numerous shows from SoFA to The University of the Arts to Baltimore Clayworks. He primarily teaches intensive workshops on sculpting the human face.
Backroads of Texas : Along the Byways to Breathtaking Landscapes and Quirky Small Towns (Paperback) - by Gary Clark
Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 8.5 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: 1.7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 176Genre: Travel, PhotographySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: Back RoadsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Motorbooks IntlAuthor: Gary ClarkAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Twenty-seven hidden backroads of Texas are documented in this book with tips, photos, and maps that show natural, historic, and bizarre sights not visible from the interstate"-- Book Synopsis Veer off the interstate and explore strange, sublime, and breathtaking sights. It's all available on the backroads of Texas.Texas is the second largest state in the United States, and you can be sure it's home to plenty of incredible sights waiting just off the beaten path. Backroads of Texas guides readers off the main drag where they can find intriguing sites, offbeat characters, and glorious landscapes. These are the sights normally missed by interstate-centric travelers.The book includes thirty backroad drives and excursions that take travelers into the boondocks where all the craziest natural sights occur. Watch frenzied bats as they fly by the thousands from San Angelo's Foster Road Bridge. Catch your breath as you drink in the majestic Guadalupe Mountains. Get ready for goosebumps when you spelunk into the shadowy depths of Inner Space Cavern, and try not to get spooked when you see the paranormal ghost lights near the eclectic town of Marfa. These off-road sights are what truly set the Lone Star State apart from its neighbors.Completely reimagined for a new generation of road-trip takers and explorers, Backroads of Texas is lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, and vintage advertising of Texas's many scenic, historic, and cultural attractions. You think you know what Texas looks like? Think again. Backroads of Texas has something to surprise and excite everyone. About The Author Gary Clark is the weekly nature columnist for the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News and a professor at Lone Star College-North Harris. The winner of eight writing awards, he also publishes feature articles in state and national magazines and has written several books, including Backroads of the Texas Hill Country, Texas Wildlife Portfolio, and Portrait of Houston.Kathy Adams Clark has worked as a professional photographer since 1995. Her photos have been published in many magazines, calendars, and books, including Backroads of the Texas Hill Country and Portrait of Houston. Her images have also appeared with her husband Gary's weekly nature column in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News. Kathy is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association. She teaches photography and is a popular speaker at local and national events. Kathy remains a proud native Texan; her family settled in Texas in 1845.
How to Draw Star Wars - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 68Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Viz MediaAge Range: AdultBook theme: DrawingLanguage: English Book Synopsis Draw your favorite Star Wars characters! Draw Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, and more, with this fun and easy-to-follow illustration guide! Featuring all your favorite characters in a variety of styles and poses, these step-by-step instructions will have you drawing like a pro in no time!
Hand Lettering for Relaxation - by Amy Latta (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Page Street PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: CalligraphyAuthor: Amy LattaLanguage: English About the Book "[This book] is the perfect way to cultivate calmness and joy while creating beautiful works of art. While hand lettering can look intimidating, [the author] has a friendly and down-to-earth approach that will give you the confidence to draw impressive designs with ease"--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis A Fun & Inspiring Introduction to the Art of Hand Lettering Hand Lettering for Relaxation is the perfect way to cultivate calmness and joy while creating beautiful works of art. While hand lettering can look intimidating, artist and blogger Amy Latta has a friendly and down-to-earth approach that will give you the confidence to draw impressive designs with ease. Learn how to create a lovely brush-lettered look with easy, no-fail faux calligraphy. Then add pretty embellishments such as vines, roses, banners, ribbons, swirls and feathers that take your designs to the next level. You'll also get a beginner's guide to real brush lettering, plus fun print fonts and ways to highlight, shadow or emboss your words. With 46 unique workshops, each with a featured motivational design, you will gain enough proficiency to proudly share your lettered art on social media, make personalized gifts and even decorate your home. In this interactive workbook, doodling on the high-quality art paper is highly encouraged! Use it to letter the featured design with the new technique you learned, create your own design or simply enjoy some meditative practice. No matter how you use it, this book is sure to help you relax, enjoy your creative journey and make your life more beautiful wherever you are. Keep the relaxation flowing with these other books in Amy Latta's bestselling hand lettering workbook series: - Hand Lettering for Laughter- Hand Lettering for Faith- Express Yourself: A Hand Lettering Workbook for Kids Review Quotes "Creating beautiful works of hand-lettered art has never been more fun or relaxing! Amy expertly guides her readers from concept to finished piece in this inspirational workbook."--Brittany Luiz, hand lettering artist "I adore Amy Latta's hand lettering and illustration style. She always shares smile-inspiring designs. Her fun-loving word art coupled with whimsical line work is overflowing with personality--you can't help but want to join in the fun!"--Jen Goode, creativity adventurer at 100Directions.com "Amy has a unique and whimsical style of lettering and design that is trendy and fun. Her ability to teach the practice of hand lettering to others through written direction is fantastic and effective. I love her lessons!"--Laura Kelly, artist and designer "Explore your artistic side with Amy's wonderful step-by-step guide. I did, and now I'm celebrating my new craft!"--Amy Anderson, author of Mod Podge Rocks! About the Author Amy Latta is an artist, hand lettering designer and the founder of the blog One Artsy Mama, where she shares honest inspiration for everyday life. Her original hand-lettered designs have been featured nationally in Starbucks and GAP stores. You can also find her designs on apparel and home décor in her online shop Coffee and Tee Designs. She was recently chosen as The Craftys' "Best Craft Blogger." Amy lives in Hampstead, Maryland.
Beginner's Guide to Life Drawing - by Eddie Armer (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: ArtSub-Genre: TechniquesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Search PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Life DrawingAuthor: Eddie ArmerLanguage: English About the Book "Previously published in the Drawing Masterclass series as Life drawing, in 2013"--Copyright page. Book Synopsis A beautiful, practical course to life drawing, using a range of media and techniques. Life drawing is not only about learning to draw the body accurately; it also teaches you to translate our complex three-dimensional world... to the confines of a sheet of paper. By applying a few basic rules, the shape of a body can be both accurately and artistically captured in as little as two minutes, using only a small selection of artist's materials. Feel encouraged as you start your life-drawing journey by accomplishing an effective, straightforward pose, formed across a few straight lines and drawn with a standard pencil. Then, work with ease through each of Eddie's beautifully drawn projects to tackle fundamental methods for sketching, designed to steadily introduce you to invaluable techniques that will bring your work to the next level. Every project includes fully illustrated step by steps and helpful advice on the drawing method used. Pore over the accompanying gallery of stunning pieces by Eddie at the end of the chapter, showing examples of the demonstrated technique and providing inspiration for your own poses and style, once you've built your confidence. From line, tone and shade through to positioning, drawing hands, feet and faces, this is the ultimate, undaunting guide to learning to draw the body. About the Author Eddie Armer is an artist, musician and designer. His passion for life drawing began in 1970 when his art teacher advised him to attend Saturday morning life drawing workshops at Camberwell Art School. He later attended Croydon College of Art and Watford School of Art, after which he became a graphic designer. Eddie now devotes his time to his love of art and music, and teaches regular life drawing classes. Eddie set up the Tudeley Art Group in 2002 and the Creative Cartel in 2005. He lives in Kent, UK.
Claudia Schiffer - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Rizzoli International PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: FashionAuthor: Claudia SchifferLanguage: English Book Synopsis This stunning book, curated by Schiffer herself, is a highly personal collection of her favorite fashion moments and a tour-de-force of beauty, tracing her work from übermodel to muse to modern-day icon, as captured by the greatest photographers the fashion industry has known: Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth, and many more. Like Kate: The Kate Moss Book and Becoming, by Cindy Crawford, this visually sumptuous book features the greatest hits of this supermodel and global fashion and beauty icon. From her role as the face of Chanel to her appearance on a thousand magazine covers, Schiffer remains the eternal blonde. Claudia Schiffer is one of the handful of models who have become modern icons Her face has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair--even on the cover of Time. People has listed her among the Twenty-Five Most Beautiful People and US magazine among the Ten Most Beautiful Women in the world. She was number 73 on the Forbes list of the 100 most influential personalities in the world. She has done the catwalk for the world's greatest designers and is one of the most photographed faces of our time. Model. Muse. Global fashion icon. Claudia Schiffer is legendary both in terms of accomplishments and longevity. From her discovery at age seventeen in a Düsseldorf discotheque to becoming Karl Lagerfeld's muse and landing multimillion-dollar beauty contracts, Schiffer's record-breaking successes catapulted her to international fame. With a career spanning over three decades, she is still snaring magazine editorials and advertising campaigns today. Review Quotes Claudia Schiffer, naked and coming to a coffee table near you. To mark the 30th anniversary of the German super-model's career -- she was discovered in a Düsseldorf disco at age 17 -- Rizzoli is putting out "Claudia Schiffer" by Schiffer, a collection of her favorite fashion moments to be published in October. The cover image is Schiffer in the buff and bathed in ethereal light, shot by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris in 2007, and the book features photos by Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, Mario Testino and Ellen von Unwerth, who also wrote the foreword.--Women's Wear Daily As a global modeling superstar who rose to fame on more than a thousand magazine covers in the 1990s, Claudia Schiffer became the face and body for just about everything--Chanel, Versace, Armani, Lagerfeld, Dom Pérignon, Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Prada. Claudia Shiffer (Rizzoli), a stunning collection of some 175 color and black-and white photos spanning the highlights of her career, also includes essays from Anna Wintour, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and others.--Parade Magazine When you think of iconic blondes, images of Claudia Schiffer gracing covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and more are sure to appear in your head. Now, after over three decades in the fashion industry, the German model has composed a collection of her favorite fashion moments--by the industry's best: Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, and more--in an eponymous hardcover. --Departures Fashion's "eternal blonde", Schiffer's graced the covers of every conceivable magazine including Vogue, Elle and Time, and been the face of Chanel and Valentino. This gorgeous book captures memorable moments on a journey that continues even after three decades through the lens of photographers like Demarchelier and Steven Klein.--Indulge Magazine The hardcover book celebrating her legendary career features a foreword by Ellen von Unwerth, and the work of photographers Richard Avedon, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Herb Ritts, and Mario Testino.--Daily Front Row A new suitably beautiful book out from Rizzoli and now available on Amazon, written by Schiffer herself and featuring the most stunning shots ever taken of the teutonic temptress by the likes of superstar photogs Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon and Ellen von Unwerth, is currently occupying prime position on our coffee table.--Airows.com "I met Claudia in 1989 when she was a 19 year-old model who just started working. Our very first shoot together was for the German edition of ELLE. At first I perceived a healthy German girl with a killer smile. After shooting her I realised she had a great resemblance to Brigitte Bardot. As I love to play and have models get into character, so I created that Bardot-esque look for her." -- Ellen Von Unwerth "When Claudia first appeared on the fashion scene it was like sunrise--and the sun is still shining." -- Karl Lagerfeld "When I first met Claudia, I recognized something of myself in her professionalism and as the years passed, we were able to connect as two women who took the job of modeling seriously, but also love being creative and working in front of the camera. I've enjoyed watching her grow and evolve over the years and find her to be one of those women who just gets better with age." -- Cindy Crawford "One of the most intriguing women I have ever photographed. I wish I could make a movie with her. She is unexplainable." -- Steven Klein About the Author Claudia Schiffer has appeared in fashion campaigns for Versace, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino. Photographer Ellen von Unwerth is best known for her seductive imagery, including the world-famous GUESS? campaigns featuring Schiffer.
Vanlife Diaries - by Kathleen Morton & Jonny Dustow & Jared Melrose (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Ten Speed PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: LifestylesAuthor: Kathleen Morton & Jonny Dustow & Jared MelroseLanguage: English Book Synopsis A photography book celebrating the nomadic lifestyle and community of vanlife through interviews, essential advice for living on the road, and more than 200 photos of tiny rolling homes. Inspired by the blog and Instagram account, Vanlife Diaries is an inspiring and detailed look into the world of the rolling homes built and occupied by a new generation of modern nomads: a range of professionals and creatives who have ditched conventional houses for the freedom of the road and the beauty of the outdoors. More than 200 photographs feature the vanlifers, their pets, and their converted vans and buses--VWs, Sprinters, Toyotas, and more--with the interiors uniquely customized and decorated for their work and hobbies, as well as the stunning natural locations that are the movement's inspiration. Interviews and narrative captions share the stories of these nomads and how they decided to pursue vanlife, and provide practical tips and inspiration for downsizing, finding and converting your vehicle, and working and living on the road. Review Quotes Readers will be drawn in with page after page of images of outfitted Vanagons, Sprinters, and commercial vans; jaw-dropping landscapes and the laid-back travelers making the most of the eye-popping scenery; and sunrises viewed from the bed in one's camper.--Publishers Weekly About the Author KATHLEEN MORTON is a freelance journalist and the U.S. representative of the Australia-based Vanlife Diaries, an online channel that posts interviews and photos of vanlifers around the world, serves as a community hub, and hosts vanlife gatherings around the world. Before joining Vanlife Diaries she blogged about vanlife and collected interviews on her website Tiny House, Tiny Footprint. She is the author of the illustrated, self-published book Tiny House Tiny Footprint. She lives in an '87 Toyota van with her dog, Peaches. JONNY DUSTOW and JARED MELROSE are co-founders of Vanlife Diaries. Surfers and musicians, they both live in vans on Australia's east coast.
Carbondale After Dark And Other Stories - 3rd Edition by H B Koplowitz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 168Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dome PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Contemporary (1945-)Author: H B KoplowitzLanguage: English About the Book From panty raids to riots, "Carbondale After Dark" is a profusely illustrated anthology of history, essays and short stories that chronicles how a sleepy little college town in the Midwest became a hippie haven and radical outpost during the 1960s and '70s. Third edition has three new stories. Book Synopsis From panty raids to riots, "Carbondale After Dark" is a profusely illustrated anthology of history, essays and short stories that chronicles how a sleepy little college town in the Midwest became a hippie haven and radical outpost during the 1960s and '70s. Some call that Carbondale's golden age, while others say it was the city's hippie phase. Either way, it left a mark on the town and those who went through those tumultuous times, and it remains a period of interest to those who came after.First published in 1982, the book has become a touchstone for those who were there, and a revelation for those who were not. Author H.B. Koplowitz provides a blow-by-blow account of the political and cultural upheavals that led to the May 1970 riots in Carbondale, and how protests evolved into street parties and a massive Halloween celebration.The first third of the book focuses on the notorious downtown "strip" during the 1960s and '70s, when Carbondale was invaded by hippies, freaks, massive protests and even more massive street parties. It also chronicles streakers, bands, bars, hangouts, protest movements and street people, and efforts by city and school officials to control the madness. In other words, all the things that get left out of official histories and Chamber of Commerce brochures.Amply illustrated with historic photos and graphics, the anthology also includes period essays and short stories with such titles as "Kidnapped by Jesus Freaks" and "Kid Clyde: An Existentualist's Horror Story"; rants on such subjects as women's lib and "afrophobia"; and a poem of teenage angst, "The Horny Blues."The expanded third edition adds three new stories: "Carbondale Before Dark" describes growing up in Carbondale in the 1950s and early '60s. "Bucky's Dome" is about living in futurist Buckminster Fuller's dome home in the early 1980s. "Ghosts of Carbondale Past" is a reflection on a 2017 reunion concert of 1970s Carbondale bands.Chocked full of history and memories, Carbondale After Dark makes a great gift for anyone who has lived in Carbondale or gone to SIU. Review Quotes Carbondale After Dark is a fascinating glimpse back in time, written in a tone and style that whisks you away to the tumultuous decades of the 1960s and '70s. It is worth picking up if you can find a copy. --Michael A. KleenReally captures the spirit of Carbondale in the late 60's early 70's when we were there! We really love it.For me it was informative to learn what preceded my time there and what came after. Not surprisingly, like anyone who enjoyed their coming of age while at college, I found it sweetly nostalgic as well.