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Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More: Coloring Book For Adults

Pdf History Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More: Coloring Book For Adults

Pdf:Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More: Coloring Book For Adults.Review Once again Cindy Elsharouni has done it again with another great coloring book for adults. I just love all her art she has made available in her books for us. As I stated this one is no different. She has a variety of animals, flowers, and mandala's all in one coloring book. I can't wait to see what she come up with next! I recommend this book to anyone who loves to color in adult coloring books. I believe even pre-teens and teens would enjoy coloring in this book. Happy coloring! -LCThis compilation of Brilliant Drawings by Cindy Elsharouni are truly a colorist;s dream. The diversity of her drawings, subject matter and complexity are stunning. From the complexity of a Wolf's edgy stare, to the nurturing touch of a Mother Elephant and her newborn, or spring bursting forth in floral splendor, this book is an absolute winner. I would gladly have given more stars if I could. - O Read more From the Author Collecting and creating art so you can find the largest variety of coloring pages to indulge in and get creative. Your finished colored page is a unique work of art. A complete expression of your creative individuality. I try to make the widest variety of subject matter available at a great price so you don't have any obstacles or excuses for finding your creative self. Whether you're a novice or an expert, there's always room for exploration and creative satisfaction. This book makes a great gift for almost any occasion. It' is also perfect for all ages. Encourage your young ones to be challenged. They'll love it, and so will you! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945

Pdf History The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945

Pdf:The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945.Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times, The Pianist is now a major motion picture directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody (Son of Sam). The Pianist won the Cannes Film Festival's most prestigious prize—the Palme d'Or.On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor live on the radio as shells exploded outside—so loudly that he couldn't hear his piano. It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw: That day, a German bomb hit the station, and Polish Radio went off the air.Though he lost his entire family, Szpilman survived in hiding. In the end, his life was saved by a German officer who heard him play the same Chopin Nocturne on a piano found among the rubble. Written immediately after the war and suppressed for decades, The Pianist is a stunning testament to human endurance and the redemptive power of fellow feeling.

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Currier & Ives: America Imagined

Pdf History Currier & Ives: America Imagined

Pdf:Currier & Ives: America Imagined.Nathaniel Currier and his partner, James Ives, literally changed the American landscape by mass-producing inexpensive lithographs and selling millions of copies that adorned countless homes, businesses, and even barns. Bryan F. Lebeau provides the first in-depth study of the sweeping range of Currier and Ives images produced until the end of the nineteenth-century, placing them in historical context as meaningful representations and reflections of American values, beliefs, hopes and dreams.

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Chagall: The Lithographs, The Sorlier Collection - A Catalogue Raisonne

Pdf History Chagall: The Lithographs, The Sorlier Collection - A Catalogue Raisonne

Pdf:Chagall: The Lithographs, The Sorlier Collection - A Catalogue Raisonne.Amazon.com Review Chagall: The Lithographs is a vast collection (1,050 individual pieces) dating from 1922 to 1985. The Russian-born artist lived most of his adulthood in France and is well known for his colorful and exuberant depictions of Jewish life. His work often addresses personal themes and intimate visions, such as his marriage and his deeply held faith. He worked in many media, but, 'Lithography soon became his favored printing technique. This is certainly due primarily to the one element he had previously always missed in his graphic art: color. Color is employed in Chagall's work with greatly varying intensity, from watercolor-like washes and fragile crayon lines to opaque layers whose effect closely resembles that of his luminescent gouaches.' This beautifully produced catalogue raisonné includes descriptions of Chagall's lithographic process, which utilized stone or zinc plates and acid, and interviews with the printers who worked with Chagall to produce these pieces. This is a lovely, colorful book that reproduces many of the best examples of this important artist's favorite works. Read more From Library Journal This sumptuous production succeeds as both an exhibition catalog (for a show in Stuttgart to Hamburg this spring) and a catalogue raisonn of 1050 Chagall lithographs drawn from the incomparable collection of his printer for 35 years, Charles Sorlier (192190). Fernand Mourlot and Sorlier authored the definitive six-volume lithograph oeuvre catalog (196086). The present catalog describes and reproduces, often in resonant colors, each print in the Sorlier collection, which date from 1922 to 1985. Descriptions update and enhance information from Mourlot/Sorlier, thus creating the most complete entries for prints included in both sources. Many prints carry dedications and playful doodles by Chagall. Interspersed are one-page critical texts on trademark series such as Daphnis and Chloe and The Circus. Interviews with Chagall, texts on his lithography, and writings on the Sorlier collaboration and collection serve as an introduction; a biographical chronology, bibliography, and interviews in their original versions complete the work. This monumental undertaking is of supreme importance to research collections.Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tennessee Lib., KnoxvilleCopyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko

Pdf History Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko

Pdf:Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko.Review 'This is the book fans have been requesting for years.' --Arts Book Mix Read more About the Author Mark Crilley is the creator of several manga books, including the Akiko series, Miki Falls, the Billy Clikk novels and Brody's Ghost. Since being selected for Entertainment Weekly's 'It List' in 1998, Crilley has published nearly twenty books across his many popular series and developed a massive internet following for his drawing demonstration videos earning him a spot as one of the top 25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube. His novels have been featured in USA Today, the New York Daily News and Disney Adventures magazine, as well as on CNN Headline News. Visit Mark online at MarkCrilley.com or YouTube.com/markcrilley Read more

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Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels

Pdf History Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels

Pdf:Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels.Amazon.com Review Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics was published in 1993, just as 'Comics Aren't Just for Kids Anymore!' articles were starting to appear and graphic novels were making their way into the mainstream, and it quickly gave the newly respectable medium the theoretical and practical manifesto it needed. With his clear-eyed and approachable analysis--done using the same comics tools he was describing--McCloud quickly gave 'sequential art' a language to understand itself. McCloud made the simplest of drawing decisions seem deep with artistic potential. Thirteen years later, following the Internet evangelizing of Reinventing Comics, McCloud has returned with Making Comics. Designed as a craftsperson's overview of the drawing and storytelling decisions and possibilities available to comics artists, covering everything from facial expressions and page layout to the choice of tools and story construction, Making Comics, like its predecessors, is also an eye-opening trip behind the scenes of art-making, fascinating for anyone reading comics as well as those making them. Get a sense of the range of his lessons by clicking through to the opening pages of his book, including his (illustrated, of course) table of contents (warning: large file, recommended for high-bandwidth users): Read more From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Every medium should be lucky enough to have a taxonomist as brilliant as McCloud. The follow-up to his pioneering Understanding Comics (and its flawed sequel Reinventing Comics) isn't really about how to draw comics: it's about how to make drawings become a story and how cartooning choices communicate meaning to readers. ('There are no rules,' he says, 'and here they are.') McCloud's cartoon analogue, now a little gray at the temples, walks us through a series of dazzlingly clear, witty explanations (in comics form) of character design, storytelling, words and their physical manifestation on the page, body language and other ideas cartoonists have to grapple with, with illustrative examples drawn from the history of the medium. If parts of his chapter on 'Tools, Techniques and Technology' don't look like they'll age well, most of the rest of the book will be timelessly useful to aspiring cartoonists. McCloud likes to boil down complicated topics to a few neatly balanced principles; his claim that all facial expressions come from degrees and combinations of six universal basic emotions is weirdly reductive and unnerving, but it's also pretty convincing. And even the little ideas that he tosses off—like classifying cartoonists into four types—will be sparking productive arguments for years to come. (Sept.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga

Pdf History Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga

Pdf:Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga.About the Author Hirohiko Araki made his manga debut in 1981 with the Wild West story Busô Poker. He experimented with several genres, including mystery (Mashonen B.T.) and action-horror (Baoh), before beginning JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure in 1986. Propelled by imaginative storylines, weird imagery and individualistic artwork, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the longest-running and most popular shonen manga ever. Araki’s current works include a new series set in the JoJo universe, JoJolion. Read more

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Hokusai’s Lost Manga

Pdf History Hokusai’s Lost Manga

Pdf:Hokusai’s Lost Manga.Review Hokusai’s Lost Manga includes...a short note explaining each drawing and situating it in the context of early-19th-century Japanese art. From these we discover a wealth of obscure trivia. (Brian Riley Artistsreview)Tucked away in a storage room at the Museum of Fine Arts, a collection of Hokusai’s drawings was recently unearthed and has been published for the first time. Hokusai’s Lost Manga... The handsome volume includes dozens of lively, lovely images, showcasing Hokusai’s skill at capturing movement, in swirling garments, in water, in wind, in bodies in motion at work, spinning pots on a wheel, making paper, washing a horse, trekking up a hill. (Nina MacLaughlin The Boston Globe)The detail throughout is thoroughly wonderful. (Sarah E. Thompson Philadelphia Enquirer)The volume of tasty morsels remained unpublished-until now. The cover displays a partially clothed abalone-diver swooping down on her prey with a knife between her teeth. She seems just the right official greeter for Hokusai's incisive art. (Christopher Benfey The New York Review of Books)...highlights how driven Hokusai was to record his surroundings, no matter how quotidian; his 'tasty morsels' offer a comprehensive view of Japanese life at the time, from the people to the architecture to religious and cultural customs. (Claire Voon Hyperallergic) Read more About the Author Sarah E. Thompson is Assistant Curator for Japanese Prints at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Read more

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Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

Pdf History Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

Pdf:Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond.Amazon.com Review Learn to create your own comics with Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, a richly illustrated collection of 15 in-depth lessons that cover everything from crafting your story to lettering and laying out panels. Take a Look Inside Drawing Words and Writing Pictures Three Panels That Move Beyond the Grid This page from Mike Mignola's Hellboy is a beautiful example of creating rhythm and mood. Read more... In Blankets, Craig Thompson tells his story through dramatic and unexpected page layouts. Read more... In David B.'s Epileptic, the shape and orientation of the panel reinforce the storytelling. Read more... Read more

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Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures

Pdf History Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures

Pdf:Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures.About the Author J.C. AMBERLYN is an award-winning artist, animator, graphic novelist, photographer, and naturalist. She is the author of the bestselling Drawing Wildlife. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Cats, like dogs, have a long and storied history in Japanese culture. Whether an ordinary house cat or a supernatural youkai spirit, cats always know how to leave an impression. The Maneki Neko (welcoming cat) is a good example of the feline's place in Japanese popular culture. Many Japanese shops display a statue of a calico cat with one paw raised in the air, which is the Japanese gesture for 'Come here.' This cat is believed to bring good luck to its owner. The lucky cat is usually depicted with a collar, bell, and some kind of decorative bib. Read more

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David Lynch: Someone is in My House

Pdf History David Lynch: Someone is in My House

Pdf:David Lynch: Someone is in My House.About the Author KRISTINE MCKENNA is an American journalist, critic, and curator. She has written for Artforum, The New York Times, ARTNews, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and Rolling Stone Magazine. STIJN HUIJTS is Artistic Director of the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht in the Netherlands. Read more

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A Guide to Thomas Jefferson's Virginia (History & Guide)

Pdf History A Guide to Thomas Jefferson's Virginia (History & Guide)

Pdf:A Guide to Thomas Jefferson's Virginia (History & Guide).Tour Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia, from Monticello to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond, with a guide that “mixes historical background with how-tos” (Daily Press).   Few prominent Americans are as associated with a place as Thomas Jefferson is with Virginia. The heart of “Jefferson Country” is his house and plantation at Monticello, but Jefferson traveled the breadth of his home state, from his time at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg to the new state capital at Richmond and his retreat and plantation at Poplar Forest, near Lynchburg. While spending time in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jefferson was inspired to write his only book, Notes on the State of Virginia. Jefferson’s life story, and his many endeavors as a scholar and statesman, are illustrated in this guide to the state he held dear.   “This book mixes historical background with the how-tos of visiting the places Jefferson spent time, including the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary, which he attended, and the George Wythe house, where he studied law in Williamsburg.” —Daily Press

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Hidden History of Toledo

Pdf History Hidden History of Toledo

Pdf:Hidden History of Toledo.About the Author Ohio native Lou Hebert attended University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University, but he earned his advanced degrees in life from the many 'professors' met around bars, poolrooms, police stations, street corners and factories. His talents as a broadcast journalist have netted him several Emmy Awards, AP Awards and a coveted John Foster Peabody Award for investigative documentary production. Lou is an avid reader who loves nature, writing music and, when he has time, playing golf as badly as he plays guitar. He has five sons and a very understanding and tolerant wife. Read more

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The Seasons of New York

Pdf History The Seasons of New York

Pdf:The Seasons of New York.Review 'What better time than spring for The Seasons of New York, Charles J. Ziga’s ambrosial visual ode to the city? In vivid color, Mr. Ziga, a graphic designer who is the author of two other books of photographs, captures familiar and more inconspicuous vistas of New York’s seasonal rituals. 'The best of New York is free and will leave you with lasting memories,' Mr. Ziga writes, in a timely appreciation for seasoned New Yorkers and newcomers alike.' ~The New York Times'Not merely a collection of postcard snapshots, The Seasons of New York offers an insider’s glimpse of our fabulous metropolis.' ~This Week in New York Read more About the Author Charles J. Ziga is principal at Ziga Design, LLC, a design firm specializing in illustrated books and calendars on fine art, natural history, travel, and architecture, as well as the author and photographer of two books on New York: New York Landmarks and On Fifth Avenue. Read more

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Hollywood Then and Now®

Pdf History Hollywood Then and Now®

Pdf:Hollywood Then and Now®.Review 'A fascinating comparison of the orange groves and bean fields of yesterday with the slick of urban streets today.' —Discover Hollywood Read more About the Author Rosemary Lord has spent more than 20 years working in Los Angeles, acting in theater, films, and television as well as working as a senior publicist for Columbia Pictures. She is the author of Los Angeles Then and Now. Read more

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The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension

Pdf History The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension

Pdf:The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension.All aboard for the history of one of the most audacious and innovative railroad engineering feats in history from the celebrated Floridian author.   Although several people had considered constructing a railroad to Key West beginning in the early 1800s, it took a bold industrialist with unparalleled vision to make it happen. In 1902, Henry Flagler made the decision to extend the Florida East Coast Railway to “the nearest deepwater American port.” In this book, renowned Florida historian Seth H. Bramson reveals how the Key West Extension of the Flagler-owned FEC became the greatest railroad engineering and construction feat in United States, and possibly world, history, an accomplishment that would cement Flagler’s fame and legend for all time. Join Bramson as he recounts the years of operation of this great railroad, what it did for the Florida Keys and what it meant to the resident conchs.   Includes photos

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Brooklyn Then and Now®

Pdf History Brooklyn Then and Now®

Pdf:Brooklyn Then and Now®.About the Author Marcia Reiss, the author of eight books about New York City history and architecture, has a long association with Brooklyn. She lived there, in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope, for more than three decades and began writing about it in the 1970s as a reporter for the Brooklyn Phoenix newspaper. As a director for the New York City Department of Ports and Trade and later for the Parks Council, she worked on plans for converting Brooklyn’s vacant industrial waterfront to public parks and ferry landings. She also wrote a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods for the Brooklyn Historical Society. More recent publications include New York Then and Now, Central Park Then and Now, Lost New York, and Lost Brooklyn. She taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and at Hunter College. She holds degrees in English from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and from New York University as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar. Read more

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Lost Inwood (Images of America)

Pdf History Lost Inwood (Images of America)

Pdf:Lost Inwood (Images of America).About the Author Authors Cole Thompson and Don Rice have cohosted the monthly 'Lost Inwood' history series since 2009. Thompson founded the popular local history website myinwood.net. Rice serves as president of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance, which helps to ensure the preservation of the local national historic landmark. Longtime Inwood residents contributed many images for this collection. Read more

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Lost Los Angeles

Pdf History Lost Los Angeles

Pdf:Lost Los Angeles.About the Author Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos publish the Alameda Sun, a weekly newspaper in the Bay Area. They are the coauthors of East Bay Then and Now, Los Angeles from the Air Then and Now, andLost San Francisco. Read more

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True Tales of Puget Sound (American Legends)

Pdf History True Tales of Puget Sound (American Legends)

Pdf:True Tales of Puget Sound (American Legends).About the Author Three decades ago, Dorothy Wilhelm was a widow with six children and a bleak outlook. Today, she still has six children, but everything else has changed. She is a columnist, humorist, speaker and broadcaster. She has spoken to audiences from Bangkok to Nashville. She spent ten years as creative living expert at KIRO radio and TV in Seattle and hosted My Home Town on TV for another decade. Dorothy now does an Internet radio show on the SOB (Spunky Old Broads) Radio network; the hosts are women over fifty. Contact Dorothy or listen to the radio show at www.itsnevertoolate.com. Read more

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A Spy in Canaan

Pdf History A Spy in Canaan

Pdf:A Spy in Canaan.Only Ernest Withers, a key figure in the civil rights movement, could have delivered such iconic photographs—and the kind of information the FBI wanted . . . Renowned photographer Ernest Withers captured some of the most stunning moments of the civil rights era—from the age-defining snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., riding one of the first integrated buses in Montegomery, to the haunting photo of Emmett Till’s great-uncle pointing an accusing finger at his nephew’s killers. He was trusted and beloved by King’s inner circle, and had a front row seat to history . . . but few people know that Withers was also an informant for the FBI. Memphis journalist Marc Perrusquia broke the story of Withers’s secret life after a long investigation culminating in a landmark lawsuit against the government to release hundreds of once-classified FBI documents. Those files confirmed that, from 1958 to 1976, Withers helped the Bureau monitor pillars of the movement including Dr. Martin Luther King and others, as well as dozens of civil rights foot soldiers. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assasination, A Spy in Canaan explores the life, complex motivations, and legacy of this fascinating figure Ernest Withers, as well as the dark shadow that era’s culture of surveillance has cast on our own time. Includes an 8-page, black-and-white photo insert.

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Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light 2019 Deluxe Wall Calendar

Pdf History Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light 2019 Deluxe Wall Calendar

Pdf:Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light 2019 Deluxe Wall Calendar.About the Author Thomas Kinkade, the celebrated Painter of Light, is the most widely collected artist in the world. His tranquil, light-infused paintings affirm the basic values of family, home, faith in God, and the luminous beauty of nature.www.thomaskinkade.com Read more

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Ocean Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Relaxing Ocean Scenes, Tropical Fish and Beautiful Sea Creatures

Pdf History Ocean Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Relaxing Ocean Scenes, Tropical Fish and Beautiful Sea Creatures

Pdf:Ocean Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Relaxing Ocean Scenes, Tropical Fish and Beautiful Sea Creatures.Ocean Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Relaxing Ocean Scenes, Tropical Fish and Beautiful Sea Creatures -- Summer Sale 50% Off for a Limited TimeColoring Book Details:Each coloring page is printed on a separate sheet to avoid bleed throughSuitable for markers, felt tips, gel pens, coloring pencils and more due to single sided, removable pagesProfessional quality designs from start to finishPremium glossy-finished cover designLarge 8" x 10" formatThe variety of designs ensure there is something for every skill levelThis just released Ocean Wonders Adult Coloring Book is the ideal way to de-stress and relax for anyone looking to release tension and build up stress in a fun and and therapeutic way. This beautiful Coloring Book features 30 uniquely crafted single page designs.You will not find these designs anywhere else. Single sided pages allow you to remove the finished artwork for framing or to use as you please. Featuring some of the most fun and unique designs imaginable, these beautiful illustrations are a joy to color!This adult coloring book makes a fantastic and beautiful gift idea for boys, girls, teenagers and adults. SCROLL UP AND CLICK 'BUY' TO ORDER YOUR COPY INSTANTLY

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Bob Ross by the Numbers (Miniature Editions)

Pdf History Bob Ross by the Numbers (Miniature Editions)

Pdf:Bob Ross by the Numbers (Miniature Editions).Discover the joy of painting, just like Bob Ross himself, with this one-of-a-kind mini art set! Kit includes: Three pre-printed canvases with numbered sections -- 2 landscapes and 1 of Bob's famous face. Each canvas in around 3-1/8 x 2-3/4 inches. 7 paint pots Mini paint brush Mini easel for displaying finished paintings Full-color, fold-out sheets with detailed painting instructions 32-page book on Bob Ross, including painting tips

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Thomas Kinkade Special Collector's Edition 2019 Deluxe Wall Calendar: A Perfect Day

Pdf History Thomas Kinkade Special Collector's Edition 2019 Deluxe Wall Calendar: A Perfect Day

Pdf:Thomas Kinkade Special Collector's Edition 2019 Deluxe Wall Calendar: A Perfect Day.About the Author Thomas Kinkade, the celebrated Painter of Light, is the most widely collected artist in the world. His tranquil, light-infused paintings affirm the basic values of family, home, faith in God, and the luminous beauty of nature.www.thomaskinkade.com Read more

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Happy Little Accidents: The Wit & Wisdom of Bob Ross

Pdf History Happy Little Accidents: The Wit & Wisdom of Bob Ross

Pdf:Happy Little Accidents: The Wit & Wisdom of Bob Ross.About the Author Michelle Witte is a lifelong admirer of Bob Ross who wishes she could paint half so well but settles for working with the written word. She is the author of humor books including The Craptastic Guide to Pseudo-Swearing and The Faker's Guide to the Classics. Read more

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Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media

Pdf History Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media

Pdf:Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media.About the Author Cas Holmes is one of the UK's most renowned textile artists. She exhibits widely, runs courses at West Dean College, has written for magazines including The Quilter, and has contributed to Workshop on the Web. She lives in Maidstone, Kent. She’s also the author of Stitch Stories and The Found Object in Textile Art, and the coauthor of Connected Cloth, all published by Batsford. Read more

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The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color: An Adult Coloring Book

Pdf History The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color: An Adult Coloring Book

Pdf:The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color: An Adult Coloring Book.About the Author Debbie Macomber, the author of A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, Last One Home, Silver Linings, Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides, and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Ten of her novels have reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and five of her beloved Christmas novels have been hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. Hallmark Channel also produced the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She has more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Read more

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Bob Ross 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf History Bob Ross 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf:Bob Ross 2019 Wall Calendar.A celebration of America's most beloved and iconic art instructor, Bob Ross.The Bob Ross 2019 Wall Calendar is a decorative and nostalgic collection of 12 of Bob Ross's landscapes (filled with happy little clouds, trees, and squirrels) and quotes.

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En Plein Air: Watercolor: Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with watercolor

Pdf History En Plein Air: Watercolor: Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with watercolor

Pdf:En Plein Air: Watercolor: Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with watercolor.About the Author Ron Stocke is an American watercolorist who lives and paints in the Pacific Northwest. His award-winning paintings have been published in several international publications and on products throughout North America. A signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Northwest Watercolor Society, and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Ron paints, writes, and teaches workshops throughout North America and Europe. Learn more at ronstocke.com. Read more

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Thomas Kinkade Gardens of Grace 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf History Thomas Kinkade Gardens of Grace 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf:Thomas Kinkade Gardens of Grace 2019 Wall Calendar.About the Author Thomas Kinkade, the celebrated Painter of Light, is the most widely collected artist in the world. His tranquil, light-infused paintings affirm the basic values of family, home, faith in God, and the luminous beauty of nature.www.thomaskinkade.com Read more

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Pdf History Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Pdf:Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner).This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!) At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!

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Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice

Pdf History Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice

Pdf:Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice.About the Author MITCHELL ALBALA teaches landscape painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. A respected and dedicated teaching artist for more than 20 years, he is best known for his atmospheric and semiabstract landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He has lectured on impressionism at the Seattle Art Museum, has written about landscape painting for American Artist magazine, and hosts an educational website at mitchellalbala.com. He has exhibited nationally and is represented by the Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle Read more

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Brian Cook's Landscapes of Britain

Pdf History Brian Cook's Landscapes of Britain

Pdf:Brian Cook's Landscapes of Britain.About the Author Brian Cook was the nephew of the late Harry Batsford, chairman of the family publishing firm from 1917 to 1952. He himself became chairman of the company in 1952. His design work, almost exclusively for Batsford, was pioneering and timeless. Read more

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The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water

Pdf History The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water

Pdf:The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water.About the Author SUZANNE BROOKER received her BFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1979, attended by invitation the Whitney Museum Independent Study program in New York City, and pursued her drawing studies at the School of Visual Arts. In 1990 Brooker returned to the West Coast and studied life drawing with Gary Faigin at the Gage Academy of Art and completed her MFA in figurative painting under Domenic Cretera at California State University, Long Beach. The author of Portrait Painting Atelier (2011), Brooker currently paints and teaches drawing and painting at the Gage Academy. Read more

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Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Painting: Fast, easy techniques for painting your favorite subjects

Pdf History Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Painting: Fast, easy techniques for painting your favorite subjects

Pdf:Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Painting: Fast, easy techniques for painting your favorite subjects.About the Author A professional artist and instructor for 20+ years, Lee Hammond has authored and produced 40+ North Light and ArtistsNetwork.TV products. She has owned and operated the Midwest School of Art in Lenexa, Kansas for six years and now has a studio in Overland Park, Kansas where she teaches. She conducts drawing seminars, gives school lectures and mentors nationwide. Visit her website at LeeHammond.com Read more

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Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Drawing Landscapes & Nature (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Pdf History Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Drawing Landscapes & Nature (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Pdf:Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Drawing Landscapes & Nature (Art for the Absolute Beginner).About the Author Mark and Mary Willenbrink are the authors of North Light's Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (2006), Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner (2009), Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner (2010) and Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner (2012). Mark trained as a commercial artist and worked in advertising, then as a freelance illustrator. He teaches and is a regular contributor to Watercolor Artist magazine. Visit www.shadowblaze.com. Read more

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Sketch Now, Think Later: Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques

Pdf History Sketch Now, Think Later: Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques

Pdf:Sketch Now, Think Later: Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques.About the Author Mike Daikubara began carrying a sketchbook in 2000 to be able to communicate better and faster at his design day job. Now he sketches daily to see, understand and enjoy! A Japanese-American, Mike grew up in Tokyo and New York City attending an International school with kids from all over the world.He is an Industrial Designer & Graphic Designer with over 20 years of experience in various industries such as Cosmetics, Consumer Electronics, Bath/Kitchen Products, Medical and the Juvenile industry designing products for Infants and Toddlers. Read more

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Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to paint in oil step by step!

Pdf History Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to paint in oil step by step!

Pdf:Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to paint in oil step by step!.Review By offering high-quality images, detailed supply lists, and expert advice straight from the artist, Painting with Bob Ross assures the authenticity of each art lesson, providing painters with ample, anxiety-free guidance and keeping Ross' words and legacy alive. After all, it was Ross himself who once noted that “all you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” A perfect resource for seasoned painters and amateur artists alike. - My Modern MetFor some, learning a new creative skill may be best accomplished in private rather than in a formal class setting. Painting with Bob Ross gives beginners a perfect format to gain mastery creating landscapes in oil. ... The fun you’ll have in the process — not to mention your utter absorption in the act of putting brush to canvas — will fill many hours of leisure time. When you’ve created your own work of art, the sense of accomplishment will surely enhance your life. - The Beacon Read more About the Author You’ve seen him before. He’s the soft-spoken guy painting happy clouds, mountains, and trees in about 26 television minutes, using big house-painting-type brushes and cooing soothing “you can do its” to his audience. Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting program is the most recognized, most watched TV art show in history. Millions of viewers of all ages and from around the globe still relax and unwind with Bob’s gentle manner and encouraging words, captivated by the magic that takes place on canvas.  Bob Ross was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, on October 29, 1942. He grew up in Orlando with his father, Jack, a carpenter, and his mother, Ollie, who had the largest influence on him. She taught him to love wildlife. “I think when I was a kid, I must have had every kind of pet imaginable,” Bob said. At 18, Bob joined the Air Force, and after a couple of years was transferred to Alaska. Having been born and raised in Florida, Bob Ross was 21 years old when he saw snow for the first time. And yet that breathtaking Alaskan scenery, and the sights of nature in the years following, would serve as his ultimate inspiration on canvas.  For more than 35 years, Bob Ross has transformed TV viewers into canvas champions. Folks who never thought to pick up a paintbrush before decided to paint because of Bob Ross. Bob was always proud of the fact that while art has traditionally been accessible to only a select few, his technique brings everyone to the table. “Talent is nothing more than a pursued interest,” he would often say. “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” Read more

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Donna Dewberry's Essential Guide to Flower and Landscape Painting: 50 Decorative and One-Stroke Painting Projects

Pdf History Donna Dewberry's Essential Guide to Flower and Landscape Painting: 50 Decorative and One-Stroke Painting Projects

Pdf:Donna Dewberry's Essential Guide to Flower and Landscape Painting: 50 Decorative and One-Stroke Painting Projects.About the Author Donna Dewberry is the most successful and well-known decorative painter ever, with fans worldwide. Since 1998, she has created more than 10 instructional books for North Light. She is a popular television presenter on the Home Shopping Network, and her program, 'The Donna Dewberry Show,' can be seen on PBS stations nationwide. Her one-stroke designs are licensed for home decor and quilt fabrics, wallpapers, borders, stencils, etc. She can be found online at DewberryCrafts.com. Read more

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The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters

Pdf History The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters

Pdf:The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters.Review 'Monroe's book is a valuable document of Florida's rich cultural past, showing how black artists contributed to the dreamy visions of Florida.' Read more About the Author Gary Monroe, professor of visual art at Daytona State College, is a documentary photographer with a long-time interest in 'outsider' and vernacular art. His work has been recognized with numerous exhibitions and awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Foundation, and he has been a popular lecturer for the Florida Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. His photographs have been published in Cassadaga: The South's Oldest Spiritualist Community (UPF, 2000), which he coedited; Life in South Beach (1989); and Florida Dreams (1993). He lives in DeLand, Florida. Read more

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Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor

Pdf History Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor

Pdf:Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor.About the Author Claudia Nice is the author of 12 successful North Light books including Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Watercolor, How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal, and Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice. Well-known by both fine artists and decorative painters, her friendly voice and clear instruction reach many artists. Read more

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On the Water: Grayscale Photo Coloring for Adults

Pdf History On the Water: Grayscale Photo Coloring for Adults

Pdf:On the Water: Grayscale Photo Coloring for Adults.About the Author Majestic Coloring publishes adult coloring books with a variety of difficulty and styles for everyone to enjoy. We include designs with quality, hand-curated and/or manipulated licensed images, as well as original designs from artists around the globe. ~ Get a Free Coloring Book! ~ This 'n That includes 12 fun designs for your coloring enjoyment. All bundled up in one convenient PDF file to download and print at your leisure. Visit our site and download your copy. MajesticColoring.com Read more

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Digital Painting in Photoshop: Industry Techniques for Beginners: A comprehensive introduction to techniques and approaches

Pdf History Digital Painting in Photoshop: Industry Techniques for Beginners: A comprehensive introduction to techniques and approaches

Pdf:Digital Painting in Photoshop: Industry Techniques for Beginners: A comprehensive introduction to techniques and approaches.Learn how to paint digitally in Adobe Photoshop; the key professional software for illustrators, video game artists, and the CG industry. Inside Digital Painting in Photoshop: Industry Techniques for Beginners is everything the budding digital painter needs to know about the customizable Photoshop interface, its efficient tools, essential painting brushes, and complex layers and masks. Explore the endless possibilities of digital painting through three highly detailed step-by-step tutorials which look intricately at key processes and techniques. Discover how to subtly integrate photo textures, create custom brushes, and generate impressive effects to develop your own incredible artworks. Digital Painting in Photoshop: Industry Techniques for Beginners is an essential guide for beginners, students, and those who want to learn more about how to harness the significant power of Photoshop as a painting tool.

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Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes

Pdf History Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes

Pdf:Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes.About the Author Jack Hamm is one of the best-selling authors of art instruction books. With nearly a million copies sold, his books have helped aspiring artists of every age and level of ability learn to draw and improve their technique. Read more

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Secrets of Acrylic - Landscapes Start to Finish (Essential Artist Techniques)

Pdf History Secrets of Acrylic - Landscapes Start to Finish (Essential Artist Techniques)

Pdf:Secrets of Acrylic - Landscapes Start to Finish (Essential Artist Techniques).About the Author Jerry Yarnell is the author of many books, including Paint Along with Jerry Yarnell: Painting Basics. His unique style can be viewed at ArtistsNetwork.TV, as well on his popular PBS television series, Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art. Jerry also holds workshops and provides private lessons at his Yarnell Studio and School of Fine Art in Skiatook, Oklahoma. Read more

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Adult Coloring Book: Beach Vacation: Fun and Relaxing Seashore Designs

Pdf History Adult Coloring Book: Beach Vacation: Fun and Relaxing Seashore Designs

Pdf:Adult Coloring Book: Beach Vacation: Fun and Relaxing Seashore Designs.About the Author Art and Color Press was created to bring you unique books of beautiful designs to color, while helping to fund art education in our public schools. We donate all of our profits to foundations that provide art classes and materials to help students learn the joys of being creative.Each person at Art and Color Press has genuine life experience working in the arts. We are painters, illustrators, designers and animators. Now, creating adult coloring books is one of the ways we are giving back.As enthusiastic colorists ourselves, we have carefully created and curated the selection of designs in our books to bring you hours of enjoyment.Thank you for your interest! Please look for our other adult coloring books on Amazon. Read more

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California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud

Pdf History California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud

Pdf:California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud.About the Author John Yau has published more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and art criticism. He teaches at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Philippe de Montebello is a director of Acquavella Galleries in New York, focusing on special exhibitions and publications. Montebello was the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from 1977 to 2008. Read more

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Making Color Sing, 25th Anniversary Edition: Practical Lessons in Color and Design

Pdf History Making Color Sing, 25th Anniversary Edition: Practical Lessons in Color and Design

Pdf:Making Color Sing, 25th Anniversary Edition: Practical Lessons in Color and Design.About the Author Jeanne Dobie, a teacher and painter whose work is shown widely and often wins coveted awards, lives in Pennsylvania. She is an extremely talented watercolor painter who was a Juror of Award for the 2007 and 2014 American Watercolor Society International Exhibitions. Dobie’s work has been featured on various covers and articles. Read more

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Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes: Mixing recipes for more than 500 color combinations

Pdf History Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes: Mixing recipes for more than 500 color combinations

Pdf:Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes: Mixing recipes for more than 500 color combinations.From the Back Cover Follow these 4 simple steps to mix more than 500 color combinations:STEP ONE Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, “Lilac, purplish.”STEP TWO Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number (“268”) and a photo of the actual paint mixture.STEP THREE Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color.STEP FOUR Mix the color. It’s that easy!Also Includes Instruction on Rendering Skies & Clouds, Observing Colors in Nature, Painting Trees and Mountains.The plastic Color Mixing Grid (included) ensures accurate paint measurements! Read more About the Author William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints, and limited-edition collector's plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and illustration for more than 45 years. His experience as an instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and pastel with subjects ranging from landscapes and seascapes to still life, portraiture, and wildlife. He holds awards for the technical side of his art, which has been used in major space and environmental programs. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Painting Perspective, Depth & Distance in Watercolour

Pdf History Painting Perspective, Depth & Distance in Watercolour

Pdf:Painting Perspective, Depth & Distance in Watercolour.About the Author Geoff Kersey is an experienced watercolourist and is much in demand as a teacher and demonstrator. He lives and works in Derbyshire, where he has a studio, and he exhibits extensively. He has made many watercolour DVDs, contributes to various art publications and has written many bestselling watercolour books. www.geoffkersey.co.uk Read more

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30 Minute Artist: Painting Water in Watercolour

Pdf History 30 Minute Artist: Painting Water in Watercolour

Pdf:30 Minute Artist: Painting Water in Watercolour.About the Author Terry Harrison grew up in Norfolk. His early art education was basic and he never dreamed that he would become an artist. At fifteen, Terry moved to Hampshire and was inspired by a brilliant art teacher. He took O and A levels in art, then won a place at Farnham Art School at the age of sixteen. He became a graphic artist, but continued to paint in his spare time. In 1984 Terry gave up his job to paint full time. He demonstrates to artists' groups and teaches on painting holidays. He has also developed a range of his own brushes and paints. He is the author of many best selling books on painting with acrylics and watercolours. Terry now lives in the Cotswolds. www.terryharrisonart.com Read more

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The Art of Plein Air Painting: An Essential Guide to Materials, Concepts, and Techniques for Painting Outdoors

Pdf History The Art of Plein Air Painting: An Essential Guide to Materials, Concepts, and Techniques for Painting Outdoors

Pdf:The Art of Plein Air Painting: An Essential Guide to Materials, Concepts, and Techniques for Painting Outdoors.Review 'Drawing on years of experience, well-respected tutor and artist, M. Stephen Doherty, has brought together the best plein-air methods and tools in The Art of Plein Air Painting. Working within a time limit, rationing supplies, dealing with sudden changes in the weather and simplifying the scene before you, are just some of the subjects he covers.... For anyone wanting to build the courage to get out there and start painting, this book is a must.'—Leisure Painter Read more About the Author M. Stephen Doherty earned a master of fine arts degree from Cornell University. He taught art in public schools, colleges, and workshops; worked for an art-materials manufacturer; and served as editor in chief of American Artist magazine for thirty-one years. He is now editor of PleinAir magazine (outdoorpainter.com). Doherty has exhibited his paintings in solo and group shows, served on advisory boards of art schools and artists’ organizations, judged art exhibitions for museums and art societies, and has written a dozen art books and hundreds of magazine articles. Visit him online at stevedohertyart.com, or read his blog, pleinairstories.wordpress.com. Read more

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5-Minute Sketching -- Landscapes: Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings

Pdf History 5-Minute Sketching -- Landscapes: Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings

Pdf:5-Minute Sketching -- Landscapes: Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings.Review I highly recommend this delightful resource of ideas and tips for almost any kind of on-location sketching from one of my favorite artists. (Tina Koyama Urban Sketchers 2017-12-19)An insightful book that's worth the money. Highly recommended to anyone who loves to draw. (Teoh Yi Chie Parka Blogs 2017-11-11) Read more About the Author Virginia Hein was born in Los Angeles, California, and the landscape of the city is her favorite subject. She received her MFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Long Beach and has worked as a concept and character designer, illustrator and fine artist. She now teaches drawing at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and also teaches location sketching workshops. She has been a member of Urban Sketchers since 2009, and is a correspondent for the highly popular Urban Sketchers blog. She has taught workshops at three international Urban Sketchers Symposiums, in Barcelona, Singapore and Chicago. She has contributed her work to a number of books about location sketching. Blog: worksinprogress-location.blogspot.com Read more

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French Impressionist Gardens 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf History French Impressionist Gardens 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf:French Impressionist Gardens 2019 Wall Calendar.About the Author The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world. Founded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue.   Read more

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Landscapes in Oil: A Contemporary Guide to Realistic Painting in the Classical Tradition

Pdf History Landscapes in Oil: A Contemporary Guide to Realistic Painting in the Classical Tradition

Pdf:Landscapes in Oil: A Contemporary Guide to Realistic Painting in the Classical Tradition.Review 'Ken Salaz has produced a remarkably thorough book on landscape painting. He covers the foundation that every landscape painter needs to master: drawing, color, composition, perspective, atmosphere, illumination, field sketching, and studio painting. His explanations are clear and the diagrams and illustrations are helpful. This book will be a great help to young artists and professionals alike.'Jacob Collins Read more About the Author Ken Salaz was born in 1970 in southern California and spent his youth living in numerous locations with his family including Mexico, the Southwest United States, and the Appalachian mountains. He spent several years traveling the world, through Asia, Central and South America, and Europe painting landscapes. He studied with Leonid Gervitz and Jacob Collins. His work and processes have been featured many times in notable magazines and publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur and his work was recently selected for the spring cover of PleinAir magazine. Mr. Salaz is seen by many as a new and unique voice emerging from a realistic tradition and yet is breaking new ground with his own modern interpretation of Poetic Realism. He is represented by several galleries including Reh's Gallery in New York City. In addition to being a masterful artist, Mr. Salaz is a highly accomplished magician, mentalist, and professional pick-pocket, entertaining such celebrities as Bruce Springstein and Jimmy Fallon. He currently lives with is wife Camie Salaz and their sons in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. For more about the artist visit www.kensalaz.com. Read more

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Sea and Sky in Watercolour (Step-by-Step Leisure Arts)

Pdf History Sea and Sky in Watercolour (Step-by-Step Leisure Arts)

Pdf:Sea and Sky in Watercolour (Step-by-Step Leisure Arts).About the Author Arnold Lowrey has been painting in a variety of media for over twenty-five years. His motivation has been the use of light in painting, but he now experiments more with colour and texture. His seascapes are especially vibrant and full of movement. Arnold also likes painting still life, landscapes, portraits and abstracts. He exhibits his paintings in Wales and London. Arnold holds regular weekend workshops and weekly painting courses, residential watercolour courses and demonstrations for Art Societies. He is also a painting demonstrator for several art material suppliers. www.lowrey.co.uk Read more

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The Book of Legendary Lands

Pdf History The Book of Legendary Lands

Pdf:The Book of Legendary Lands.Review 'Umberto Eco takes us on a wonderful illustrated journey through the lands of myth and invention, showing us their inhabitants, the passions that move them, their heroes and antagonists, and, most of all, the importance they hold for us. Eco explores the enduring human need to seek refuge in the beautiful places of literature and folklore, examing along the way both epic poets and contemporary storytellers who have drawn--and stretched--the boundaries of our emotions, dreams, worries, and ideals.' -i-ItalyNY Magazine'A book for people who, as children, pored gleefully over the maps of Oz and Earthsea, an atlas of the most surreal and fabulous imaginary places you've never been.' -SFGate Read more About the Author Umberto Eco is a world-renowned writer of fiction, essays, and academic treatises. Among his best-selling novels are The Name of the Rose, Foucault’s Pendulum, and The Prague Cemetery. Read more

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Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890–1917

Pdf History Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890–1917

Pdf:Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890–1917.Review “Hélène Valance has written a much-needed history of how image makers reacted to the ways in which the American night was lit, exploited, and commercialized from the turn of the twentieth century until the U.S. entry into World War I.”—William Sharpe, caa.reviews“With Nocturne, Valance adds a new chapter to the scholarship on artists fascinated by American nightscapes and places them within the context of history.”—Alfonso Huerta, ARLIS/NA Reviews'Art historian Hélenè Valance has written an innovative overview of American paintings of the night . . . The writing is eloquent, sophisticated, and accessible, and the production values are high, with beautiful color reproductions of art on nearly every page.'—T. Nygard, Choice   Read more Book Description The turn-of-the-century vogue for night landscapes is examined through the technological, social, and political changes that affected the era in this absorbing and original study. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Chinese Brush Painting: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide

Pdf History Chinese Brush Painting: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide

Pdf:Chinese Brush Painting: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide.About the Author Mei Ruo started to learn the traditional Western painting at the age of ten and Chinese painting at the age of twelve. He is famous for his gongbi and freehand style techniques as well as creative themes. He is the vice president of Shanghai Luwan Art Institute and has participated in various overseas exchange events. Read more

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Landscapes: Learn to paint landscapes in acrylic step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf History Landscapes: Learn to paint landscapes in acrylic step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf:Landscapes: Learn to paint landscapes in acrylic step by step (How to Draw & Paint).About the Author Tom Shropshire was born and raised in Milwaukee, where he began his artistic career at the age of 13. By 15, he had an agent in Chicago, a solo exhibition of his work, and was competing and winning awards in national exhibitions. Tom has won recognition and numerous awards during his career; his paintings are represented in museums, cultural centers, and many private and corporate collections worldwide, including Northwestern Mutual, Thrivent Financial, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. His paintings have been featured on the covers of national magazines and on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He is also a popular painting instructor with a loyal following of students and collectors. www.shropshireart.com Read more

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Adult Coloring Book: Halloween: Spooky, Frightful & Fun Designs

Pdf History Adult Coloring Book: Halloween: Spooky, Frightful & Fun Designs

Pdf:Adult Coloring Book: Halloween: Spooky, Frightful & Fun Designs.About the Author Art and Color Press was created to bring you unique books of beautiful designs to color, while helping to fund art education in our public schools. We donate all of our profits to foundations that provide art classes and materials to help students learn the joys of being creative.Each person at Art and Color Press has genuine life experience working in the arts. We are painters, illustrators, designers and animators. Now, creating adult coloring books is one of the ways we are giving back.As enthusiastic colorists ourselves, we have carefully created and curated the selection of designs in our books to bring you hours of enjoyment.Thank you for your interest! Please look for our other adult coloring books on Amazon. Read more

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National Geographic Magnificent Ocean: A Coloring Book

Pdf History National Geographic Magnificent Ocean: A Coloring Book

Pdf:National Geographic Magnificent Ocean: A Coloring Book.About the Author Illustrator JUSTIN POULTER specializes in hand lettering and illustration. He started his career at an award-winning studio in London. Later, he headed up his own studio in his hometown of Cape Town, South Africa. As a freelance illustrator he has created art for clients including Google, Vans, Nike, Coca Cola, Bonnier Publishing, Redbull, and Men's Health. He now lives in London with his girlfriend. Read more

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A Blossom in the Desert: Reflections of Faith in the Art and Writings of Lilias Trotter

Pdf History A Blossom in the Desert: Reflections of Faith in the Art and Writings of Lilias Trotter

Pdf:A Blossom in the Desert: Reflections of Faith in the Art and Writings of Lilias Trotter.From the Back Cover In 1888, Lilias Trotter, daughter of a distinguished Victorian family, left her comfortable upper-class lifestyle in London to venture into the Arab world of Algeria and Northern Africa, where she spent the rest of her life living out the life and light and love of Jesus Christ to those around her. Lilias viewed the world with 'heartsight as deep as eyesight', and her artistic talent took both visual and verbal form as she documented in words and sketches the seasons of her forty years in Algeria.The exquisite paintings and deeply inspirational writings in A Blossom in the Desert are drawn from the extensive body of work Lilias Trotter left: devotional books and leaflets, journals and letters, and thirty astonishingly beautiful page-a-day diaries. Lilias believed God has two textbooks--Scripture and Creation--and she studied both. Day by day, decade upon decade, through the seasons of her life, Lilias recorded in watercolors and words her observations filtered through her heavenly vision: God working out His purposes on a land and in a people.'Lilias painted and wrote in obscurity with no concern for fame or recognition. Yet there is no doubt that she would welcome the reader to 'come and look' at her writings and watercolors--with 'heartsight' as well as 'eyesight.' A Blossom in the Desert introduces to you the vision--visible and invisible--of the remarkable Lilias Trotter! Come. Look. See!' -from the Introduction by Miriam Huffman Rockness Read more About the Author Miriam Huffman Rockness is the author of the acclaimed biography of Lilias Trotter, A Passion for the Impossible, and was featured in Many Beautiful Things, a documentary on Trotter. She and her husband live in Florida. Read more

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Drawing: Landscapes with William F. Powell: Learn to paint step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf History Drawing: Landscapes with William F. Powell: Learn to paint step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf:Drawing: Landscapes with William F. Powell: Learn to paint step by step (How to Draw & Paint).From the Publisher Dear Art Enthusiast, Today may be your fist time using a Walter Foster art book, or it may be the continuation of a long-term relationship with our products. Either way, this book will delight you. Like all of our art books, this title was written with careful attention to detail. It includes detailed illustrations that will bring you a satisfying learning experience and hours of enjoyment. Walter Foster Publishing knows that artists are eager to learn, sharpen their skills and talents, and experience new artistic horizons. And while you may not be in a position to take private lessons, Walter Foster offers you the next best thing--step-by-step, do-it-yourself art instruction books that are entertaining and affordable. Our books are authored by some of the best artists in America, and you can be sure our quality standards and color presentations are at the highest possible levels. For 80 years, Walter Foster Publishing has been providing instructional art books and products to million of enthusiastic artists who enjoy the rewards of learning to draw and paint. Most of all, we hope you have fun in the process! Read more About the Author Recognized as one of America's foremost colorists, William F. Powell has taught art classes and workshops for 35 years in various art media. Today he is an extremely popular author, and he attracts more admirers each year with the numerous titles he has produced for Walter Foster Publishing, including Color Mixing Recipes, which he originally conceptualized, designed, and illustrated himself. Read more

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Sierra Starlight: The Astrophotography of Tony Rowell

Pdf History Sierra Starlight: The Astrophotography of Tony Rowell

Pdf:Sierra Starlight: The Astrophotography of Tony Rowell.Review “The images will take you back to your first campsites, starry nights and shooting stars.” --Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle“Peaceful and magical.” --Adina LoBiondo, senior photo editor, Sierra magazine“Pure pleasure.” --Boom: A Journal of California“Gorgeous...Highly recommended.” --Donovan's Literary Services“Tony Rowell's images combine spectacular celestial sights with equally enthralling earthly scenery.” --Michael E. Bakich, senior editor, Astronomy magazine“Rowell adds another dimension to his cosmic photos by using light-painting techniques to create a fusion of earth and space.” --Chris Robinson, editor, Outdoor Photographer magazine Read more About the Author Tony Rowell's award-winning photos have been published in books, calendars, and many magazines. His astro time-lapse videos have been featured on the National Geographic Channel, and his astrophotography has been chosen as the Astronomy Picture of the Day on NASA's APOD website. Rowell's photography expeditions have taken him from the Arctic Circle to the mountains of Tibet, and his work has been exhibited at the Yosemite Museum, the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, and the Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California. Read more

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Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers (Images of Aviation)

Pdf History Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers (Images of Aviation)

Pdf:Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers (Images of Aviation).Significant aircraft manufacturing began on Long Island in the early 20th century and boomed during the war years. Long Islanders helped transform aviation from a dangerous sport to a viable means of transportation, while also producing a large portion of the nation�s aerial arsenal in times of war. From the first frail biplanes to the warbirds of World War II and the sleek fighters of the jet age, aviation companies on Long Island helped make aviation the integral part of our world that it is today. During the 20th century, over 70 firms came to build aircraft on Long Island. Some of these firms lasted for decades and became famed builders of historic aircraft, such as Grumman, Republic, Curtiss, Fairchild, and Sikorsky.

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New York Air: The View from Above

Pdf History New York Air: The View from Above

Pdf:New York Air: The View from Above.Review “Stunning aerial photos show a side of New York you’ve never seen.” (Huffington Post)“These aerial views of New York City will take your breath away.” (Fortune)“George Steinmetz’s new photo book, New York Air: The View From Above, presents an unparalleled visual feast of this well-known metropolis. Every photo offers a new perspective and a level of detail that turns familiar places into never-seen-before spectacles. Popular views are transformed, and an exclusive, secretive New York is revealed: the curvy contours of Central Park’s trails encircling baseball fields blanketed with snow; the contrast of old and new as the glowing Freedom Tower competes with the iconic Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges; or the privilege of looking into Lady Liberty’s neoclassical eyes.” (TIME)“The best view of New York might be from above, as the brilliant photographs of George Steinmetz help us to see. This is a city usually beyond our seeing. Steinmetz captures his images from a helicopter or ‘a flying lawn chair’ he designed, freeing him to see the world’s deserts, oceans, jungles, cities. Not just look at them. See them. Suddenly, through his eyes, we are above New York. On first seeing the Steinmetz images, I felt again, for the first time in several years, a sense of wonder.“ (Pete Hamill)“[Steinmetz] sees the city’s landmarks with new eyes, presenting a feast of unexpected color and geometry in 120 photographs that test your powers of recognition.” (The New York Times) Read more About the Author Before he turned to photographing New York from a helicopter, George Steinmetz documented the Earth’s remote and exotic regions from his motorized paraglider, working mostly for National Geographic and GEO magazines. His previous books include Desert Air, African Air, and Empty Quarter. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey Read more

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Moffett Field (Images of Aviation)

Pdf History Moffett Field (Images of Aviation)

Pdf:Moffett Field (Images of Aviation).About the Author Author Nicholas A. Veronico, a professional photographer as well as a former science writer for NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, has written more than 20 books on aviation and military subjects and over 1,000 newspaper and magazine articles. With the informed passion of his profession, he visually recalls the greatest era in Bay Area aviation and Moffett Field's new role in its technological future. Read more

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Paine Field (Images of Aviation)

Pdf History Paine Field (Images of Aviation)

Pdf:Paine Field (Images of Aviation).Paine Field was named in honor of hometown hero Topliff Olin Paine, an Army Air Corps pilot during World War I. Located 6 miles south of Everett and 20 miles north of Seattle, Paine Field� known as Snohomish County Airport�got its start as a WPA project in the 1930s. Situated on 1,000 acres, this airport was shaped by numerous events, such as World War II, the Korean War, and the arrival of Boeing, as well as social, political, and environmental issues that continue to influence its destiny. Throughout its 77-year history, Paine Field has continued to evolve into a thriving aviation community. At the heart of its success has been the key role of general aviation. A rags-to-riches story, Paine Field has grown from a small regional airport into an aeronautical complex that garners worldwide attention.

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LaGuardia Airport

Pdf History LaGuardia Airport

Pdf:LaGuardia Airport.Constructed closer to Manhattan than the commercially unsuccessful Floyd Bennett Field, LaGuardia Airport was conceived in the mid-1930s as New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia realized the need for a great airport for one of the world�s great cities. Originally known as New York Municipal Airport, the popular airport soon had its name changed to recognize LaGuardia�s enormous contribution to the project. At the time of its opening in 1939, it was the largest and most advanced commercial airport in the world with terminals considered art deco masterpieces. Although a very large airport for the era in which it was built, by the late 1940s it was the world�s busiest airport and clearly too small for the increasing amount of air traffic. Through the years its runways were lengthened and facilities were improved to handle larger and faster aircraft. Still one of America�s busiest airports, LaGuardia has witnessed the steady progress of American commercial aviation, from flying boats to jetliners.

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John F. Kennedy International Airport (Images of Aviation)

Pdf History John F. Kennedy International Airport (Images of Aviation)

Pdf:John F. Kennedy International Airport (Images of Aviation).John F. Kennedy International Airport opened in 1948, after the realization set in that the newly built LaGuardia Airport was unable to handle the volume of air traffic for New York City. Pushed through by New York’s Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, the airport was to be located 14 miles from Manhattan, in Jamaica Bay, Queens, on the site of the old Idlewild Golf Course. For its first years, Idlewild Airport, as it was originally known, consisted of a low-budget temporary terminal and a series of Quonset huts. A major new building program began in the mid-1950s, and the airport rapidly changed from a ramshackle series of buildings into a glamorous-looking city. Renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1963, it has now grown to cover 5,000 acres.

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Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Pdf History Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Pdf:Figure Drawing for All It's Worth.Review 'Andrew Loomis’ books were a formative influence on my life and art. My mother is an illustrator herself who worked in the era of Loomis’ heyday, and she passed his art instruction books on to me. Andrew Loomis’ instruction of how to draw the human figure was one of the first teachings that I would study, inspiring me to try and make my own artwork more realistic. My entire approach to drawing and painting superheroes owes its genesis to Loomis’ work.' - Alex Ross'Holding this book is like holding a time capsule, beautifully preserved in spirit for the next crop of future artists in the generations to come.' - Art Sketch Read more About the Author Andrew Loomis was born in 1892. After studying art he moved to Chicago, eventually opening his own studio, working in editorial and advertising for most of the top clients at the time including Kellogg's, Coca Cola, Lucky Strike and more. He also became renowned as an art teacher and his instructional books on Realist illustration and art are acclaimed classics in the field. He died in 1959. Read more

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Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing)

Pdf History Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing)

Pdf:Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing).About the Author Jane Davenport is an artist and bestselling author. She is the Creative Director for Jane Davenport Mixed Media art supplies. Through her bustling online art school, she expands on her books and demonstrates tips and techniques for using art supplies.  For inspiration, visit janedavenport.com You can Jane Davenport  on Instagram: @janedavenport And on Youtube: youtube.com/user/Instituteofcute Read more

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Drawing the Head and Hands

Pdf History Drawing the Head and Hands

Pdf:Drawing the Head and Hands.Review 'An incredible study in human portraiture.' - Boing Boing Gift Guide'Any aspiring artist will consider this a key bible featuring one of the best instruction guides in print.' - Midwest Book Review'A beautiful facsimile edition of Andrew Loomis' highly-sought-after instructional drawing book.' - Boing Boing'... the original book and its content are of tremendous value, and the beautiful reproduction makes it a joy to follow the instruction.' - Lines and Colors'These faithful reproductions are as much beautiful art objects as they are practical resources.' - Drawn Read more About the Author Andrew Loomis was born in 1892. After studying art, he moved to Chicago where he eventually opened his own studio - working in editorial and advertising for most of the top clients of the time, including Kellog's, Coca Cola, Lucky Strike and many others.He also became renowned as an art teacher and his instructional books on illustration and art are acclaimed classics in the field. He died in 1959. Read more

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Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns

Pdf History Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns

Pdf:Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns.About the Author Gayla Partridge is a Texas native with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Her initial creative focus was stained glass; however, in 2002, she began working in photography, launching a successful ten-year career creating high-concept fine art designing and photographing intensely detailed and complex handmade sets, costumes, and vignettes. Gayla’s brings the same eye for fine art and detail to embroidery, her newest creative passion. Read more

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Figure It Out! The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!)

Pdf History Figure It Out! The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!)

Pdf:Figure It Out! The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!).Review 'This entertaining book is aimed at the amateur who simply wants to sketch people. Authored by one of the most prolific and successful cartoon artists, it eschews the bones-and-muscles approach. This should prove popular with the general public.' —Library Journal  Read more

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Character Design Quarterly 7

Pdf History Character Design Quarterly 7

Pdf:Character Design Quarterly 7.Character Design Quarterly is filled with inspiring advice and new techniques from popular professional character designers, visual developers, and illustrators. Learn how to transport a character from the first germinations of an idea, through invention and deeper explorations, to a polished coherent final design. Follow quick tip guides and inspirational articles to learn new skills and even try out a new style for your work. Added to this, you can find out what it takes to become a professional designer in our interviews with top studios, professional freelancers, tutors and educators. Character Design Quarterly offers a fantastic launch pad for developing your design skills to exciting new heights!

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Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement

Pdf History Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement

Pdf:Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement.Review 'This meticulously researched volume combines modern anatomical science with the classical theories of figurative proportion, rhythm, and grace present an illustrated overview of the history of artistic anatomy. Included are an introduction to anatomical terms, entries on all major muscle groups and their roles in movements, detailed renderings, and a selections of finished art studies. A significant contribution to the literature of art reference.'--Library Journal  Read more About the Author Valerie L. Winslow has been painting and drawing the human figure professionally for nearly four decades and is an expert in the field of figurative art. She is the author and artist of Classic Human Anatomy, hailed by Library Journal as a “significant contribution to the literature of art reference.” Since 1979 Winslow has taught at well-known institutions including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and Pixar Animation Studios. Winslow is currently a full-time faculty member and the anatomy coordinator at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. Many of her works are in private collections, and she has won numerous museum awards. She lives in Santa Rosa, California. For more information on the artist and to view a portfolio of her work, visit valerielwinslow.com. Read more

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Learn to Paint People Quickly (Learn Quickly)

Pdf History Learn to Paint People Quickly (Learn Quickly)

Pdf:Learn to Paint People Quickly (Learn Quickly).About the Author Hazel Soan is a popular and successful artist who divides her time between London and Cape Town, exhibiting her work widely. She has her own gallery in Fulham, London; is the author of eight bestselling books for HarperCollins; and has made several successful DVDs. Hazel was one of the art experts in the popular Channel 4 TV series Watercolour Challenge. Her successful books include Learn Oils Quickly, Learn Watercolour Quickly, Essence of Watercolour, and Watercolour Rainbow (all published by Batsford). Read more

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Morpho: Anatomy for Artists

Pdf History Morpho: Anatomy for Artists

Pdf:Morpho: Anatomy for Artists.About the Author Michel Lauricella was trained at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has taught morphology for 20 years, successively at the Emile Cohl School in Lyon, Beaux-Arts workshops in Paris, and the Gobelins (Paris). He is currently a professor at Lisaa (Paris) and at Fabrica1 (Paris). Read more

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Figure It Out! Human Proportions: Draw the Head and Figure Right Every Time (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!)

Pdf History Figure It Out! Human Proportions: Draw the Head and Figure Right Every Time (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!)

Pdf:Figure It Out! Human Proportions: Draw the Head and Figure Right Every Time (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!).From the Back Cover When the proportions are right, the drawing looks right! Now, thanks to Chris Hart's foolproof method, even beginners can quick-check the proportions of their head and figure drawings, identify errors, and swiftly fix mistakes. Richly illustrated with drawings from various angles, this follow-up to Hart's bestselling Figure It Out! includes step-by-step demonstrations and lessons that lead readers through the process.  Read more About the Author Renowned for his friendly, accessible teaching style, Chris Hart is the world's bestselling author of drawing, manga, and cartooning books, which have sold over three million English-language copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He lives in Westport, CT. Read more

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The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Pdf History The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Pdf:The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head.About the Author William Maughan has taught advanced head drawing, head painting, and landscape painting at both the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He lives in Napa, CA. Read more

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Beginner's Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay

Pdf History Beginner's Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay

Pdf:Beginner's Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay.Featuring detailed guides to key tools and techniques from talented expert sculptors, the Beginner's Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay is vital reading for anyone wanting to explore clay sculpture.Learn which tools are best suited to your needs and how to use them effectively, explore diverse materials and pick up helpful tips from leading professional sculptors as you start your journey into clay sculpture. With meticulous tutorials, a handy glossary of sculpting terms, and copious amounts of inspiration, the Beginner's Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to try their hand at creating incredible 3D characters.

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Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count

Pdf History Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count

Pdf:Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count.Review 'an authoritative and useful book with a range of expert tips, pointers and advice that will help your figure drawing'  - Paint & Draw'Steve Huston is a living master, and one of the few who can teach as well as he paints. He's both a mentor and an inspiration to a new generation of professional artists around the world.' - Joshua Jacobo, Cofounder and CEO,New Masters Academy€‹'Steve Huston is one of the most uniquely powerful artists out there . . . a modern master. [Figure Drawing for Artists] is a phenomenal resource. Steve's insight and love for what he does inspires. This book should be in every student's library. That being said, it's for every artist - students and professionals alike.' - Carlos Huante, Art Director, Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm'Steve Huston's new instruction book, FIGURE DRAWING FOR ARTISTS, has been long over due and something I have personally waited for. A consummate draftsman, brilliant painter and one of the most knowledgeable artist I have ever had the pleasure of knowing has made this valuable book available for anyone who is truly interested in understanding the principals of drawing. This book will be the yardstick that all other instructional drawing books are measured by.' - Dan McCaw, Fine Artist'Finally a book that emphasises gesture and rhythm first and foremost. I think the book is weighted just right for making it clear to the current photo copyist culture, and the overly medicalized anatomy culture, that gesture, rhythm, and playful, designed proportion are by far the most important initial visual ideas. Not only for the figure, but for entire images.' - Erik Olsen, faculty at College of Creative Studies, Detroit Read more About the Author Steve Huston was born and raised in Alaska. He studied at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. Graduating with his BFA, Huston began illustrating. His client list eventually included such names as Caesar's Palace, MGM, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios. After nearly a decade of doing commercial work, Huston decided a change was in order. He's developed his unique teaching method over 30 years, teaching drawing, painting and composition- first at his Alma Mater, then at the Disney, Warner Brother, Dreamworks, and most other major studios.Influences include among others Titian, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, the early American Tonalists, the homespun character of the WPA art projects, and the heroic and graphic inventions of the American Comic Book form.Since then, Steve has shown his fine art pieces around the world. He's the only artist in the history of the California Art Club to win their gold medal three times. His work has been featured in Art News, American Art Collector, Harper's Magazine, Southwest Art, American Artist, Western Art & Architecture, Playboy, and many others. Read more

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Character Design Quarterly 6

Pdf History Character Design Quarterly 6

Pdf:Character Design Quarterly 6.In the newest issue of Character Design Quarterly, an exciting quarterly magazine for character designers, artists, illustrators, and animators, learn new industry techniques from top professionals. Follow the in-depth design tutorials to discover the approaches popular character designers take when creating original characters for animations, games, or book illustrations. For readers keen to develop a career as a character designer there are fascinating interviews with freelance designers, creative studios, and educators who share their advice and experiences of what it takes to be a successful professional character designer. Troubleshoot your designs or try out a new drawing style with quick tip advice in our articles and pick up fresh inspiration from the vast range of original characters featured in this issue of Character Design Quarterly.

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Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters

Pdf History Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters

Pdf:Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters.About the Author Charlie Bowater is a concept artist working at Atomhawk, United Kingdom.Derek Stenning has spent over a decade working as a concept artist in the game development field. Over the years he has worked on projects in many different genres for clients such as Nintendo, Microsoft, Activision, Sega and Marvel Entertainment.3DTotal Publishing3DTotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects.In 2006, 3DTotal entered into partnership with Focal Press and launched the popular book series Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques. The premise for these books was to provide high quality content that would inspire and educate the next generation of digital artists. Featuring the work of top industry professionals, detailed tutorials and image breakdowns, these series have become firmly established as indispensible resources for any digital artist.After five successful years working with Focal Press, 3DTotal Publishing was launched in early 2010. As well as self-publishing the next volumes in the pre-existing Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques series, 3DTotal Publishing has launched a number of new titles including: Sketching from the Imagination, Art Fundamentals and Elysium: The Art of Daarken. Read more

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Creating Stylized Characters

Pdf History Creating Stylized Characters

Pdf:Creating Stylized Characters.Creating Stylized Characters gives readers a valuable insight into the popular art of character design. Professional illustrators, animators and cartoonists, well versed in creating characters for video games, comics and film, guide the reader through accessible tutorial projects packed with images and advice. Any budding artist will soon be able to draw characters of all ages, shapes and sizes! This entertaining, beginner-friendly book is applicable to both digital and traditional media, and delves into many essential aspects of the character development process, from real-world research, to sketching gestures and poses, to exploring different genres, personalities and styles.

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Drawing: Faces & Features: Learn to draw step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf History Drawing: Faces & Features: Learn to draw step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf:Drawing: Faces & Features: Learn to draw step by step (How to Draw & Paint).About the Author Debra Kauffman Yaun discovered that she had a knack for drawing people when she was a young girl growing up in Tampa, Florida. After graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Debra worked as a fashion illustrator. She has drawn and painted many commissioned portraits, several of which have been of children--her favorite subject to draw. Debra's artwork has been published in several art magazines and books, and she has won numerous awards, including an international award. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, having served as president of the Atlanta chapter, and she is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta. She also enjoys teaching classes and workshops in portraits and colored pencil.www.debrayaun.com Read more

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Classic Human Anatomy in Motion: The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing

Pdf History Classic Human Anatomy in Motion: The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing

Pdf:Classic Human Anatomy in Motion: The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing.About the Author VALERIE L. WINSLOW has been painting and drawing the human figure for more than three decades and is an expert in the field of figurative art. She is the author of Classic Human Anatomy and has taught at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, the California Institute of the Arts, and Pixar Animation Studios. She is currently a full-time faculty member and the anatomy coordinator at San Francisco's Academy of Art University. Many of her works are in private collections, and she has won numerous museum awards. Read more

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Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life

Pdf History Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life

Pdf:Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life.Review Praise for previous editions of Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life:  “[A] classic. . . . a standard work at art schools. . . . indispensable.”—Library Journal Read more About the Author George B. Bridgman (1865–1943) was a celebrated Canadian-American artist and lecturer who taught figure and anatomy drawing for many years at New York City’s Art Students League. His previous books, assembled in this volume, separately garnered significant popularity and respect within the artistic community, and they continue to post strong sales. Read more

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You Will be able to draw faces by the end of this book

Pdf History You Will be able to draw faces by the end of this book

Pdf:You Will be able to draw faces by the end of this book.About the Author Jake Spicer is an artist and drawing tutor based in Brighton, England. He is head tutor at the independent drawing school Draw, a co-director of the Drawing Circus and regularly runs portrait and figure drawing courses for the Camden Arts Centre and National Portrait Gallery. Read more

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Figures from Life: Drawing with Style

Pdf History Figures from Life: Drawing with Style

Pdf:Figures from Life: Drawing with Style.Review '...in the tradition and quite as powerful as the best of Boris, Frazetta, and I would add Howard Pyle. I can't say enough here--Patrick's work reminds me at times of Jose Segrelles, one of the very finest fantasy illustrators ever...' Bud Plant's Art Books'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!' - Bud Plant Artbooks. Figures from Life: 'An in-depth exploration of life drawing by a contempory master artist AND teacher--covering gesture, short and long poses, foreshortening and contrapposto, and more--and delves into its more challenging aspects: such as measuring with rhythm, drawing with feeling, and developing a style. Packed with step-by-step, all-new drawing demonstrations and insightful commentary, the book also includes Patrick's most recent anatomy and drawing study sheets, with gorgeous female nudes and more.As a non-artist, I still have to say that this book is a joy to peruse. Jones does amazing work with the nude figure, at times reminding me of Frazetta and with his exactling realism and detail of arms, hands and legs, of Burne Hogarth. This also includes photos from his classes of the actual models posing for the drawings, which is very cool. So you don't have to be an artist to admire this fine work. Imagine if Frazetta had actually done an instructional book, and you have some idea of what this offers. Of course, Burne Hogarth did exactly that, and his instruction books were bestsellers for literally decades.Jones also uses his fine artwork to feature essential notation, style tips, and at-a-glance memory clues.This re-creation of the artist's successful live drawing workshops will enable both beginning and advanced artists to rapidly accelerate their skills and learn to draw with ease and confidence.' Read more From the Inside Flap PATRICK J. JONES is an award-winning figurative artist author and teacher. He grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the violent 30-year conflict known as 'the Troubles' before moving to London to pursue a life in art.Today, Patrick works from his studio in sunny Brisbane, Australia, where he paints for private collectors and publishers and teaches his virtual 'Anatomy of Style' figure drawing course online at CGMA. He also teaches figure drawing at Brisbane's prestigious university, QUT, and at his 'Anatomy of Style' workshops. Patrick has received various awards for his art and has been guest of honour at Dragoncon in the USA. He also travels to the USA bi-yearly to exhibit, and meet fellow artists, art collectors and fans at the IX gallery in Pennsylvania. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists

Pdf History Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists

Pdf:Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists.Review 'This volume is useful not only for the excellent information and guidance Osti (Univ. of the Arts, Philadelphia) provides but also for the manner in which he presents the information. His presentation of the fundamentals is simple but elegant, and the visuals, examples, and exercises harmoniously supplement the information. Readers can flip to just what they need or study the work as a whole, a flexibility that makes the book valuable as both a textbook and a reference tool. Osti's skills as an artist and instructor are abundantly clear throughout the book, and the many excellent illustrations showcase his credentials well. The market is saturated with books on figure drawing, but human anatomy titles are less numerous, and many are dated. Sarah Simblet’s Anatomy for the Artist (2001) and Valerie Winslow’s Classic Human Anatomy in Motion: The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing (2015) are excellent, but what sets Osti’s title apart is its simplicity and the clarity of its prose.'CHOICE magazine--J. C. Burns, Dixie State UniversitySumming Up: Essential. All readers. Read more About the Author Roberto Osti teaches human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. Read more

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Draw Faces in 15 Minutes: How to Get Started in Portrait Drawing

Pdf History Draw Faces in 15 Minutes: How to Get Started in Portrait Drawing

Pdf:Draw Faces in 15 Minutes: How to Get Started in Portrait Drawing.About the Author JAKE SPICER is a figurative draftsman, painter, and printmaker who lives and works in the UK, where he is the principal teacher of the Brighton and London Life Drawing Sessions. In 2009 Jake was named the Fringe Report Artist of the Year, and his work is exhibited widely across the UK. Read more

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Stickerbomb Skateboard: 150 Classic Skateboard Stickers

Pdf History Stickerbomb Skateboard: 150 Classic Skateboard Stickers

Pdf:Stickerbomb Skateboard: 150 Classic Skateboard Stickers.About the Author The SRK (Studio Rarekwai) is a creative studio based in London and Jakarta. Initiated by a director and producer partnership in 2006 with a focus on documentary films, SRK grew in size to house a troupe of creatives whose skills encompass filmmaking, sound design, animation, illustration, publishing, and events. The SRK has worked with Polydor Records, ARTE TV, the BBC, Channel4, Film4, MTV, SONAR, Spaceshower TV and a number of international non-governmental organisations. Their books include RackGaki, Graffiti Asia, and the Stickerbomb series (all Laurence King). Read more

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Art Studio: Faces & Features: More than 50 projects and techniques for drawing and painting heads, faces, and features in pencil, acrylic, watercolor, and more!

Pdf History Art Studio: Faces & Features: More than 50 projects and techniques for drawing and painting heads, faces, and features in pencil, acrylic, watercolor, and more!

Pdf:Art Studio: Faces & Features: More than 50 projects and techniques for drawing and painting heads, faces, and features in pencil, acrylic, watercolor, and more!.About the Author Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group, is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling, and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience. Read more

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Fashion Design Studio: Learn to Draw Figures, Fashion, Hairstyles & More (Creative Girls Draw)

Pdf History Fashion Design Studio: Learn to Draw Figures, Fashion, Hairstyles & More (Creative Girls Draw)

Pdf:Fashion Design Studio: Learn to Draw Figures, Fashion, Hairstyles & More (Creative Girls Draw).About the Author Renowned for his friendly, accessible teaching style, Chris Hart is the world's bestselling author of drawing, manga, and cartooning books, which have sold over three million copies in English and been translated into more than 20 languages. He lives in Westport, CT. Read more

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Morpho: Simplified Forms: Anatomy for Artists

Pdf History Morpho: Simplified Forms: Anatomy for Artists

Pdf:Morpho: Simplified Forms: Anatomy for Artists.About the Author Michel Lauricella was trained at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has taught morphology for 20 years, successively at the Emile Cohl School in Lyon, Beaux-Arts workshops in Paris, and the Gobelins (Paris). He is currently a professor at Lisaa (Paris) and at Fabrica1 (Paris). Read more

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Character Design Quarterly 4: Visual Development | Illustration | Concept Art

Pdf History Character Design Quarterly 4: Visual Development | Illustration | Concept Art

Pdf:Character Design Quarterly 4: Visual Development | Illustration | Concept Art.Following on from the success of previous issues, Character Design Quarterly issue 04 brings you exciting new techniques from top industry professionals as they explore character design through in-depth tutorials, and quick processes. This high-quality publication is an excellent source of fresh inspiration for your own designs, featuring artworks from a wide selection of popular artists. In this issue we also speak to character designers from top animation studios and talk to freelance illustrators about their work. These artists share their outstanding work and how their careers have progressed. Get valuable insights into what it takes to become a leading industry professional today with this varied and engaging new issue!

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Anatomy for 3D Artists: The Essential Guide for CG Professionals

Pdf History Anatomy for 3D Artists: The Essential Guide for CG Professionals

Pdf:Anatomy for 3D Artists: The Essential Guide for CG Professionals.About the Author 3dtotal Publishing3dtotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects.In 2006, 3dtotal entered into partnership with Focal Press and launched the popular book series Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques. The premise for these books was to provide high quality content that would inspire and educate the next generation of digital artists. Featuring the work of top industry professionals, detailed tutorials and image breakdowns, these series have become firmly established as indispensable resources for any digital artist.After five successful years working with Focal Press, 3dtotal Publishing was launched in early 2010. As well as self-publishing the next volumes in the pre-existing Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques series, 3dtotal Publishing has launched a number of new titles including: Sketching from the Imagination, Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop and ZBrush Characters and Creatures.Chris LegaspiChris Legaspi is a concept artist currently working at Cryptic Studios, San Francisco. He is the founder and creator of Freshdesigner and a life-long artist, with over 10 years of drawing experience as both a student and a professional. He has worked as a professional concept artist in the videogame industry for several years. His concept art and illustration work has been seen in hit videogames and magazines. Read more

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Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators: Mastering the Art of Drawing from Memory

Pdf History Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators: Mastering the Art of Drawing from Memory

Pdf:Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators: Mastering the Art of Drawing from Memory.Review Dave Ross has created an invaluable tool for both students and professionals. While photos and models are useful, artists shouldn’t be limited by the reference available to them. Dave gives the artist the means to build a figure from the imagination based on gesture, construction, and anatomy.--June Brigman, comics artist, co-creator of Power Pack from Marvel Comics, and professor of sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design Read more About the Author DAVID H. ROSS is an illustrator who has worked with all of the major North American comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics. He has produced storyboards for feature films, and prepared artwork and advised on special projects for television. For the past ten years, he has held workshops on drawing for comic books and has acted as co-coordinator and instructor of a successful three-year Sequential Arts diploma program at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art, and Design in Toronto, Canada.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Figure It Out! Drawing Essential Poses: The Beginner's Guide to the Natural-Looking Figure (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!)

Pdf History Figure It Out! Drawing Essential Poses: The Beginner's Guide to the Natural-Looking Figure (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!)

Pdf:Figure It Out! Drawing Essential Poses: The Beginner's Guide to the Natural-Looking Figure (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!).About the Author Christopher Hart is the world’s bestselling author of how-to-draw books, with more than six million copies sold worldwide. His titles frequently appear on the Bookscan Top 50 Art list. They also have a huge international audience, having been translated into more than 20 languages. In his more than 50 titles, Hart offers artists accessible, generously illustrated, and clearly written step-by-step instruction on a wide variety of how-to-draw subjects, including manga, human anatomy, cartooning, comics, and animals. Visit his website christopherhartbooks.com. He lives in Westport, CT. Read more

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Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Pdf History Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Pdf:Women Who Read Are Dangerous.Review 'A lavish art book featuring 63 photographs and paintings of women readers, from saints and society figures to sad-eyed solitaries, scandalous dames, and sweet-faced sisters. Curated and edited by Stefan Bollmann, the volume spans from the Italian Renaissance to the late twentieth century.' — ELLE 'Will inspire you to live dangerously.' — Bust 'Bollmann’s collection is a clever investigation of the development of literacy and its continuing influence on both art and women’s rights.' — Publishers Weekly 'An excellent gift for graduates, teachers, or Mother’s Day, this book should appeal to anyone interested in art, literature, or women’s history.' — Missoulian Read more

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The Urban Sketching Handbook: People and Motion: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location (Urban Sketching Handbooks)

Pdf History The Urban Sketching Handbook: People and Motion: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location (Urban Sketching Handbooks)

Pdf:The Urban Sketching Handbook: People and Motion: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location (Urban Sketching Handbooks).About the Author Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario's newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was awarded first place for blog writing in 'The Best of the West' journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances. A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. Read more

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Beautiful Dresses: An Adult Coloring Book with Women's Fashion Design, Vintage Floral Dresses, and Easy Flower Patterns for Relaxation

Pdf History Beautiful Dresses: An Adult Coloring Book with Women's Fashion Design, Vintage Floral Dresses, and Easy Flower Patterns for Relaxation

Pdf:Beautiful Dresses: An Adult Coloring Book with Women's Fashion Design, Vintage Floral Dresses, and Easy Flower Patterns for Relaxation.19 Gift IdeasFashion fans will adore this chic coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our Beautiful Dresses coloring book takes you on a style journey, featuring vintage floral dresses, stunning patterned dresses and pretty strapless dresses. Each fashion design is ready to be filled with an array of color. From matching hats, delicate frills, and corset dresses to dainty hair accessories and evening gowns, each illustration is waiting to be given your creative magic.Join us on an elegant adventure of stylish dresses and classic hair decorations. Our Beautiful Dresses coloring book is perfect for artists of all ages. You’ll love bringing each charming dress to life with color. Unleash your inner style diva and create a range of new looks with your favorite hues.Why You Will Love this BookRelaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 25 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book?Double Images. You get to color your favorite images a second time, have an extra copy in case you make a mistake, or have an extra page to share with a friend.Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more!6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing: 10th Anniversary Edition (Force Drawing Series)

Pdf History FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing: 10th Anniversary Edition (Force Drawing Series)

Pdf:FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing: 10th Anniversary Edition (Force Drawing Series).About the Author Michael Mattesi has authored four FORCE books, published in numerous languages, utilized around the world to inspire and educate artists on the concept of FORCE. He has instructed FORCE Drawing for over twenty years and inspired thousands of artists. Simultaneously, Michael has been contributing his skills as a professional artist on numerous award-winning projects in varied capacities and has collaborated with Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, DreamWorks/PDI, Zynga, The School of Visual Arts, Beijing University, Art Center, Scuola Internazionale di Comics, San Jose State University, The Academy of Art University, Nickelodeon, LeapFrog and many others. Michael’s students occupy all fields of the art industry and have themselves gained prestige for their abilities. Michael lives in northern California with his wife and two daughters. Visit him at: DrawingFORCE.com and connect with Michael on Facebook at: DrawingFORCE.com with Mike Mattesi or email him directly: [email protected] Read more

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The Art of Loish: A Look Behind the Scenes (3dtotal Illustrator)

Pdf History The Art of Loish: A Look Behind the Scenes (3dtotal Illustrator)

Pdf:The Art of Loish: A Look Behind the Scenes (3dtotal Illustrator).About the Author 3dtotal Publishing3dtotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects.In 2006, 3dtotal entered into partnership with Focal Press and launched the popular book series Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques. The premise for these books was to provide high quality content that would inspire and educate the next generation of digital artists. Featuring the work of top industry professionals, detailed tutorials and image breakdowns, these series have become firmly established as indispensable resources for any digital artist.After five successful years working with Focal Press, 3dtotal Publishing was launched in early 2010. As well as self-publishing the next volumes in the pre-existing Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques series, 3dtotal Publishing has launched a number of new titles including: Sketching from the Imagination, Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop and ZBrush Characters and Creatures.Lois van BaarleLois has been drawing since the day she could hold a pencil, and started teaching herself to draw digitally in 2003. Although she was born in Holland and has Dutch nationality, she has lived all over the world, including the United States, Indonesia, France and Belgium. Upon finishing high school in 2004, she studied animation in Ghent (Belgium) for a year and then moved back to her home country to study animation at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU) in Hilversum. She is currently a freelance illustrator and animator located in Utrecht (the Netherlands). Read more

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Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha

Pdf History Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha

Pdf:Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha.Review “Supermodel and ‘Queen of Pose’ Rocha, dressed in a plain white leotard, collaborated with world-renowned photographer Sebring to produce 1,000 absolutely stunning black-and-white images.” (BookPage)“Shot in glossy black and white and using a 360 degree camera, the dynamic images do more than inspire the fashion faithful, they provide an showcase for the beauty and versatility of the body.” (Models.com)“A beautiful (and thick!) collection of black-and-white photos from “the Queen of Pose”, Coca Rocha, doing what she does best: masterfully contorting her body with elegance and grace.” (The Thread, Nordstrom)“As you begin paging through Study of Pose you find yourself caught up in each picture’s story.” (Big Think) Read more From the Back Cover A Compendium of 1,000 Unique Poses Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Pdf History Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Pdf:Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist.About the Author Sylvie Patry is deputy director for curatorial affairs and collections at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and consulting curator at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia. Cindy Kang is associate curator at the Barnes Foundation. Marianne Mathieu is deputy head of collections and communication at the Musée Marmottan, Paris. Nicole R. Myers is the Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art. Bill Scott is an artist and independent scholar based in Philadelphia. Amalia Wojciechowski is a PhD candidate in the history of art at Bryn Mawr College. Read more

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James Turrell: A Retrospective

Pdf History James Turrell: A Retrospective

Pdf:James Turrell: A Retrospective.From the Inside Flap Copublished with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the major touring retrospective and concurrent exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, this comprehensive volume illuminates the origins and motivations of James Turrell's incredibly diverse and exciting body of work--from his Mendota studio days to his monumental work-in-progress Roden Crater. Fans of this highly influential artist will find much to savor in this wide-ranging and beautiful book, featuring specially commissioned new photography by Florian Holzherr. Read more About the Author MICHAEL GOVAN is the C.E.O. and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Read more

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Tom of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics

Pdf History Tom of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics

Pdf:Tom of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics.About the Author Touko Laaksonen, the boy who would become Tom of Finland (1920-1991), began drawing cartoons at age five. His favorite subjects were the rough manly men of his native Finland, as Touko knew from an early age that men interested him more than women. His talents were further honed by art study in Helsinki. He found success in the Finnish advertising industry but secretly continued creating his increasingly erotic drawings of hyper-masculine men. In 1957 he submitted some drawings to the American magazine Physique Pictorial and the “Tom of Finland” legend was born. By the late 60s Tom’s “dirty drawings” became the standard for gay art, and Tom’s Men a template for a new gay masculinity. Tom’s art continues to play an important role in promoting self-confidence, positive self-image and openness in the gay community. Read more

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Oliver Jeffers: The Working Mind and Drawing Hand

Pdf History Oliver Jeffers: The Working Mind and Drawing Hand

Pdf:Oliver Jeffers: The Working Mind and Drawing Hand.Review 'Funny, quirky, touching, thrilling only begin to cover the emotional depth of Oliver Jeffers’ work as a painter and picture book maker. This delightful monograph contains never-before-seen pieces and several tipped-in items, as well as notes on Jeffers’ personal history.' —How Magazine  Read more About the Author Oliver Jeffers is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and writer. his work has been exhibited in The Brooklyn Museum, Berlin, Dublin, London, Paris, Sydney, Washington, DC, and Belfast. Bono is a musician, humanitarian, and cofounder of U2. John Maeda is an artist, designer, and technologist. Sharon Matt Atkins is the director of curatorial affairs at the Brooklyn Museum. Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, is an English illustrator, and children's writer perhaps best known for illustrating the books of Roald Dahl. Read more

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Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground

Pdf History Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground

Pdf:Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground.Review 'This is a beautiful, perfect book. A loving homage to one of the best fetish artists the world will ever know. The great Eric Stanton finally has the biographer he deserves.' ―Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries and Happy Baby'Richard Pérez Seves unearths a wealth of fascinating information about Eric Stanton and the culture that created him. All the players are here: Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Leonard Burtman, Steve Ditko. And the book's illustrated with an incredible collection of colorful and outrageous images that have been exquisitely curated. An absolutely essential purchase for Stanton fans, or for anybody interested in the vintage fetish underworld.' ―Jimmy McDonough, author of The Ghastly One: The Sex-gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Miligan and Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film'Eric Stanton has been described as the most famous fetish artist in the world, a claim well argued in a new book by fetish art enthusiast and historian Richard Pérez Seves. His exhaustive biography of the artist with its comprehensive catalogue of his output also embraces many other colourful folk such as Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, John Willie, Eneg, Leonard Burtman and Spider-Man creator Steve Ditko, who were part of Stanton's world during the vintage fetish years.... Because of the many overlapping circles Stanton moved in, it is actually an impressively forensic record of an entire era―often referred to as the golden age of fetish publishing.'―Tony Mitchell, The Fetishistas (thefetishistas.com)'This long-awaited book tells this story as it should be told, with LOADS of black and white and color art reproductions, histories, collectors' checklists with detailed descriptions and more... So if you have any interest in Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, Steve Ditko, Boody Rogers, Irving Klaw, Charles Guyette, John Willie, Jerry Robinson, Bettie Page, Edward Mishkin, Leonard Burtman, Tana Louise, Stanley Malkin, Selbee, Burmel, Nutrix, Belier Press, Eros Goldstripe, Satellite, Peerless, Boone, Wee hours, Unique, After Hours, First Niter, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Sweet Gwendoline, Exotica magazine, Exotique magazine, Bizarre magazine, bondage, leather, boots, whips, chains, fantasy, sleaze, 'The Deuce,' drugs, exploitation and sexploitation films, then this is the book for you!'―Howie Pyro, Dangerous Minds (DangerousMinds.net)'Overall, Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground should serve as required reading for anyone interested in the Underground art scene. The fact that it also serves to cast light on the very beginnings of Marvel is just a bonus.'―Thomas Hulett, Outright Geekery (OutrightGeekery.com) Read more From the Author 'Peek Inside' the Eric Stanton book (copy and paste link):  fethistory.blogspot.com/p/stanton-ditko-bettie-page-john-willie.htmlERIC STANTON & THE HISTORY OF THE BIZARRE UNDERGROUND Tracing the rise of commercial fetish art from its shadowy beginnings in the 1940s to its acceptance in the 1970s, this illustrated biography explores the unconventional life and art of Eric Stanton, a pioneering sexual fantasist who helped shape the movement. With more than 400 rare images and interviews with Stanton's family and closest associates, this biography chronicles the infamous circle of patrons, publishers, and cult icons populating his subterranean world, including Irving Klaw, John Willie, Bettie Page, Steve Ditko, and Gene Bilbrew. It is the untold, secret history of a misunderstood culture, the abuses of government authority, social intolerance, and gangsters. But above all, it is a tale about survival against all odds and an artist who had the courage to stay true to himself.FetHistory Instagram (copy & paste):  Instagram.com/fethistory* * * * Available now: CHARLES GUYETTE: Godfather of American Fetish Art 'Peek Inside' the Charles Guyette book (copy and paste):  fethistory.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.htmlFetish art (although the word 'fetish' was not used in those days as that term came into fashion in a non-clinical way in the 1970s) was about testing the boundaries of freedom. Some of it had to do with unconventional sexual expression ... but more of it had to do with fashion because of how identity and gender are connected to what we wear.Charles Guyette was a sexual fantasist, who earned his living as a costumer. He sold photos of his 'costume studies' on the sly. He produced custom-made high-heel boots and shoes, sold corsets, opera gloves, and other eccentric accessories. He understood the transformative power of clothing, particularly 'bizarre' and theatrical fashion. He is also referenced in the new film on Wonder Woman's creator, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, as the costumer for Wonder Woman's real life inspiration, Olive Byrne.'Peek Inside' with Dita Von Teese (copy & paste) >> instagram.com/p/BbC7Aw8BjRW* * *Tags: eric stanton, bettie page, betty page, irving klaw, john willie, gene bilbrew, steve ditko, charles guyette, sweet gwendoline, spider-man, marvel comics, stantoons, burlesque, stockings, high heels, corsets, figure training, shoe fetish, shoes, fetish art, vintage fetish, leather, boots, rubber fetish, femdom, boot fetish, kinky, dominatrix, bondage, shibari, fetish, richard perez seves, bizarre underground Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Matisse/Diebenkorn

Pdf History Matisse/Diebenkorn

Pdf:Matisse/Diebenkorn.Review ““Matisse/Diebenkorn,” a deeply stirring exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art (it was co-organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), demonstrates that Diebenkorn’s intense love extended to every corner of Matisse’s career. The result is an unusually beautiful show, in which the unique glow emitted by one painter meets the glow from another and seems almost to create new atmospheric conditions.” -The Boston Globe'This volume charts the evolution of Diebenkorn by featuring dozens of his paintings and drawings alongside those by Matisse; it becomes readily apparent, through subject, composition, and technique, how prominent Matisse's impact was on Diebenkorn.' ―Interview Magazine Read more About the Author Janet Bishop is Thomas Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Read more

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Colored Pencil Painting Portraits: Master a Revolutionary Method for Rendering Depth and Imitating Life

Pdf History Colored Pencil Painting Portraits: Master a Revolutionary Method for Rendering Depth and Imitating Life

Pdf:Colored Pencil Painting Portraits: Master a Revolutionary Method for Rendering Depth and Imitating Life.Review 'Get ready for a revolutionary way to use colored pencils!'—Sally Robertson, editor in chief of Colored Pencil Magazine'This is a must have book for all colored pencil artists--not just those interested in portraiture but those looking to really understand and master the art of colored pencils.'—Ivor Harrison, The Art Gear Guide'Colored Pencil Painting Portraits is a wealth of information and instruction, and it is a joy to watch how Alyona brings her rich, beautiful portraits to life.'—Australia Colored Pencil Association  Read more About the Author ALYONA NICKELSEN is a contributing writer for Colored Pencil magazine and the author of Colored Pencil Painting Bible. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, and American Art Collector. Nickelsen's paintings have been exhibited and won awards in prestigious national and international juried shows, such as Salmagundi Club, the American Artist Professional League, Audubon Artists, and the Colored Pencil Society of America. She is the creator and instructor of the Colored Pencil Painting Learning Center hosted on her website, www.brushandpencil.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns (Adult Coloring Books Best Sellers)

Pdf History Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns (Adult Coloring Books Best Sellers)

Pdf:Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns (Adult Coloring Books Best Sellers).OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD!A New York Times Best Seller, Stress Relieving Patterns provides for hours upon hours of stress relief, fun and creative expression. Join millions of adults all around the world who are rediscovering the simple relaxation and joy of coloring!Features pattern coloring pages and mandala coloring pages.Features:Heavyweight artist grade paperSingle sided, no bleed through!Beautiful patterns for any skill level

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The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature

Pdf History The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature

Pdf:The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature.About the Author Mindy Lighthipe is an artist who is passionate about getting out into the natural world and discovering the beauty in every rock, stream, and forest. Using a variety of techniques to create her bold imagery, Mindy paints in watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and pastel. Mindy graduated from Kean University with a BFA in studio arts and an MA in art education. She is certified in botanical illustration by the New York Botanical Garden and has taught classes in botanical art and natural science illustration. Mindy currently teaches scientific illustration at the University of Florida and exhibits her art in juried and solo exhibitions around Florida. Read more

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Amazing Kittens: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving doodling Art & Crafts, creative Fun Drawing patterns for grownups & teens relaxation) (Volume 6)

Pdf History Amazing Kittens: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving doodling Art & Crafts, creative Fun Drawing patterns for grownups & teens relaxation) (Volume 6)

Pdf:Amazing Kittens: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving doodling Art & Crafts, creative Fun Drawing patterns for grownups & teens relaxation) (Volume 6).Let your imagination soar and color this Amazing Kittens Coloring pages with the colors of your choice.This adult coloring book has more than 30 art pictures of lovely kittens in cute and funny scenes, originally designed by our Favorite Artist to give you the best coloring experience. Cat fanciers and coloring enthusiasts would definitely love this one!Pages are SINGLE SIDED. Every day, more and more adults around the world rediscover the benefits and appeal of coloring. Coloring is known to help concentration and bring relaxation, satisfaction and joy. It is a calming practice that builds creativity and focus, and a magnificent way to express your love for color beauty.Each one of these cats has a different shape, size and personality. But they would all love a touch of color, to bring forward their character - and yours! Hop on the Amazing Kittens Adult Coloring Book for a surprising and satisfying artistic adventure! Hours of fun and relaxation, for cat lovers and everyone else!

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The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses: Capture the majesty of horses and ponies in pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor & pastel (Collector's Series)

Pdf History The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses: Capture the majesty of horses and ponies in pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor & pastel (Collector's Series)

Pdf:The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses: Capture the majesty of horses and ponies in pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor & pastel (Collector's Series).About the Author Elin Pendleton has been painting since the age of 9 and selling her paintings since 1983. When she was in her teens, she was recognized for her artistic talent by the late Millard Sheets, and since then she has studied and painted in South America, Central America, and Mediterranean Europe. She is traditionally trained, with a bachelor's degree in fine art from San Diego State University. Elin's award-winning paintings are found in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe. She has studied with noted artists, and she is a skilled teacher who conducts workshops for aspiring painters. Elin's home and studio are located in the mountainous terrain north of the Temecula wine country of southern California. Perched high on a hill, the studio overlooks the massive mountains of the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio wilderness areas. She lives with her husband, who is a university professor, and a variety of domestic animals, all of which have found their way into her paintings. As a young girl, Patricia Getha spent many summers looking after and showing horses. Drawing played a large role in Pat’s life from an early age, but it was a love of horses that enabled her to master the subject. With formal training in commercial and graphic arts, Pat is proficient in a variety of media, including watercolor, graphite, oil, and colored pencil. She is active in juried competitions and has won several awards for her exquisite equine artwork. A mother of four young children, Pat currently resides in Ohio and works primarily as a commission artist.Patricia Getha of Ohio works primarily as a commission artist and creates stunning artwork in graphite, watercolor, oil, and colored pencil. Janet Griffin-Scott is an artist living on Lake Ontario in Canada. She runs a gallery, framing studio, and a line of greeting cards, stationery, and gifts. Lesley Harrison holds workshops in her hometown of Sutter Creek, CA. She has received a number of professional honors and awards for her technical excellence. Cindy Larimore of Jamul, CA, has won many local and national awards for her animal paintings. Her work is exhibited at animal shows, fairs, and racetracks throughout the US. Elin Pendleton of Southern California is a traditionally trained artist who began painting at the age of 9. Her award-winning paintings are found in collections in the US and Europe. Janet Griffin-Scott is a painter living with her family and several horses in Ontario, Canada. Although she works in a variety of art media, her favorite is watercolor. Her artwork is featured on a variety of giftware sold internationally.Patricia Getha of Ohio works primarily as a commission artist and creates stunning artwork in graphite, watercolor, oil, and colored pencil. Janet Griffin-Scott is an artist living on Lake Ontario in Canada. She runs a gallery, framing studio, and a line of greeting cards, stationery, and gifts. Lesley Harrison holds workshops in her hometown of Sutter Creek, CA. She has received a number of professional honors and awards for her technical excellence. Cindy Larimore of Jamul, CA, has won many local and national awards for her animal paintings. Her work is exhibited at animal shows, fairs, and racetracks throughout the US. Elin Pendleton of Southern California is a traditionally trained artist who began painting at the age of 9. Her award-winning paintings are found in collections in the US and Europe. Read more

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Painting Brilliant Skies & Water in Pastel: Secrets to Bringing Light and Life to Your Landscapes

Pdf History Painting Brilliant Skies & Water in Pastel: Secrets to Bringing Light and Life to Your Landscapes

Pdf:Painting Brilliant Skies & Water in Pastel: Secrets to Bringing Light and Life to Your Landscapes.Review 'Some books are for dipping into, but this one is definitely one to follow.' --Art Book Review Read more About the Author Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA, IAPS/MC, is a traditional representational artist specializing in pastel landscapes. Her award-winning paintings are defined by strong contrasts, dramatic lighting and graphic compositions and often feature the interplay between man and the environment, with buildings, roads and signs often working their way into her imagery. She teaches several workshops, including one called 'The Dramatic Sky.' http://www.lizhaywoodsullivan.com/ Read more

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The Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits: Create realistic heads, faces & features in pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil & acrylic (Collector's Series)

Pdf History The Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits: Create realistic heads, faces & features in pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil & acrylic (Collector's Series)

Pdf:The Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits: Create realistic heads, faces & features in pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil & acrylic (Collector's Series).From the Back Cover Learn to create realistic portraits in pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil, and acrylic. The Art of Drawing and Painting Portraits includes instruction from four experienced artists who demonstrate how to create an array of portraits through step-by-step projects. You’ll learn about the different tools and techniques for each of the mediums. In addition, you will find information on anatomy, portraying expressions, and depicting different ethnicities and ages. This comprehensive guide contains all the information you need to start drawing and painting beautiful, lifelike portraits. Read more About the Author Timothy Chambers believes that painting isnÃ?t something one chooses so much as something one is compelled to do. After being trained as a young child by his father, distinguished artist William T. Chambers, Tim spent more than 10 years in apprenticeships with other great artists, including Richard Lack, Henry Hensche, and Cedric B. Egeli. Tim continues the Chambers family tradition by teaching his own children to paint. He also teaches students in workshops across the US and in Central America. He resides in beautiful rural Virginia with his stupendously beautiful wife and children. Tim echoes artist Charles HawthorneÃ?s advice when it comes to painting: 'Have enthusiasm--it helps your work if you have a good time.' Award-winning artist Ken Goldman is an internationally known artist, author, teacher, and art juror. His work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Holland; Paris; Mexico; New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; the Oceanside Museum of Art: 100 Artists, 100 Years 1915-2015; the International Fabriano en Acquarello 2015 (Italy); China's Shenzhen International Biennial 2013-2014; and the Shanghai International Biennial 2012-2013. He currently serves as president of the National Watercolor Society. Visit www.goldmanfineart.com.Timothy Chambers (Purcellville, VA) trained as a young with his father, artist William T. Chambers, and spent more than ten years in apprenticeships with other great artists. Ken Goldman (San Diego, CA) is an instructor at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla, California, where he teaches portraiture, artistic anatomy, and landscape painting classes. Peggi Habets is an award-winning watercolor artist located in Pittburgh, PA. She was nominated as Pittgsburgh Center for the Arts 'Emerging Artist of the Year 2008,' and her work has been featured in a number of magazines. Lance Richlin (Los Angeles, CA) has taught every aspect of classical art. He has shown his work in many galleries across California, and he has exhibited work at museums in California, Texas, and Washington.A master of drawing, painting, and sculpture, Lance Richlin (Los Angeles, CA) has taught every aspect of classical art-from anatomy and perspective to traditional oil painting techniques. He has lectured at several art colleges in southern California, including Art Center College of Design, Otis College of Art and Design, and California Institute of the Arts, and he holds workshops in his atelier. He has shown his work in galleries across California and has exhibited in museums around the USA. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Flowers in Pastel (Step-by-Step Leisure Arts)

Pdf History Flowers in Pastel (Step-by-Step Leisure Arts)

Pdf:Flowers in Pastel (Step-by-Step Leisure Arts).About the Author Margaret Evans is a well-known artist and practical art teacher who specialises in figure work and portraiture, as well as pastel painting. She has exhibited her work with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Pastel Society and the United Society of Artists and now runs extremely successful painting courses from her studio in Scotland, as well as working on commissions in all media. Read more

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Pastel Painting Atelier: Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices, and Materials

Pdf History Pastel Painting Atelier: Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices, and Materials

Pdf:Pastel Painting Atelier: Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices, and Materials.Review 'Pastel Painting Atelier: Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices, and Materials isn’t simply about pastel techniques, but how to truly capture a life and its full worth on paper. Read it like a novel, as Kingston’s foreword implies, and you’ll gradually pick up on Eagle’s ability to read a face and translate it to the surface.'-The Artists Magazine, December 2013'Unlike most books about art, unlike most books written for creative people, this one provides several hours of quiet time with the artist at work in her studio, in her mind, with her eyes, with her hands.  She sees beauty in the tiniest of details: the curve of the silhouette of a woman’s face, the arrangement of the old pipes beneath the even older sink in the corner of a Manhattan studio, the private thoughts that take shape in a best friend’s eyes. This is a gentle book, an inspirational one with the promise of some instruction for the visual artist, but you need not be an artist to see what she sees, and to enjoy the way that Ms. Eagle perceives and so lovingly sees the world.'-Digital Insider, September 2013 'I don’t think I’ve ever seen a book that deals with pastel in such breadth and depth.'-artbookreview.net Read more About the Author ELLEN EAGLE holds a BFA with Distinction in Drawing from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Her work is represented by Forum Gallery, New York, and has been shown in the National Academy Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Frye Art Museum, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and in the Lingnan Museum of Fine Arts in China.  Her paintings and writing have appeared in the New York Times, American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, the Pastel Journal and numerous other publications.  She is the recipient of several grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the Dodge Foundation. A sought-after teacher, Eagle is on the faculty of the Art Students League of New York and has given workshops throughout the United States and in Italy. Visit her at EllenEaglePortraits.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Adult Coloring Book Creative Horses Fanciful Unicorns And Stress Relieving Patterns: Unique Equine Art And Designs For Relaxation

Pdf History Adult Coloring Book Creative Horses Fanciful Unicorns And Stress Relieving Patterns: Unique Equine Art And Designs For Relaxation

Pdf:Adult Coloring Book Creative Horses Fanciful Unicorns And Stress Relieving Patterns: Unique Equine Art And Designs For Relaxation.About the Author Cindy Elsharouni is a professional international artist who enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She has worked as a professional artist and illustrator for over 25 years across multiple art fields and on diverse projects. She has always had a passion to invite those around her into her world of art and imagination. She also loves her fans and interacting with them and sharing all she knows to improve their lives with exploring art and improving their skills. She is also a horse lover who loves creating equine art in all forms including coloring books. If you haven't already, grab her other best selling adult coloring books, 'Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More' 'The Amazing World of Horses', 'The Magical World of Horses' ' The Enchanted World of Horses and 'Adult Coloring Book Magical Kingdom' and many others... You are guaranteed to love. Visit her site on www.selahworks.com. Read more

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Drawing Animals Shape by Shape: Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares, Rectangles & Triangles (Drawing Shape by Shape series)

Pdf History Drawing Animals Shape by Shape: Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares, Rectangles & Triangles (Drawing Shape by Shape series)

Pdf:Drawing Animals Shape by Shape: Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares, Rectangles & Triangles (Drawing Shape by Shape series).About the Author Christopher Hart is the leading author of art instruction books in the US. His titles frequently appear on the Bookscan Top 50 Art list. They also have a huge international audience, having been translated into more than 20 languages. His more than 50 books offer artists accessible, generously illustrated, and clearly written step-by-step instruction on a wide variety of how-to-draw subjects, including manga, anime, human anatomy, cartooning, comics, and animals. Visit his website: christopherhartbooks.com. Christopher lives in Westport, CT. Read more

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Designing Creatures and Characters: How to Build an Artist's Portfolio for Video Games, Film, Animation and More

Pdf History Designing Creatures and Characters: How to Build an Artist's Portfolio for Video Games, Film, Animation and More

Pdf:Designing Creatures and Characters: How to Build an Artist's Portfolio for Video Games, Film, Animation and More.All You Need Is a Pencil, Paper and Your Imagination! Ever wondered how you could become a character designer for video games, film or animation? Veteran art director and concept artist Marc Taro Holmes shares proven methods for honing the skills and building the portfolio necessary to become a pro gaming artist. This is the first and only work-at-your-own pace home study program that teaches the crucial insider knowledge needed to break into the entertainment-design industry and develop your own style--all you need are a pencil, paper and your imagination. The projects within this straightforward guide are constructed to help you apply your existing drawing and digital art skills to character design. Or, if you're still working on your skills, it will help you improve while at the same time turning your mind into an idea-generating machine. Unlock the Secrets to Character and Creature DesignFollow the creature design process from start to finish: 35 projects are divided into 4 challenge levels, ranging from brainstorming and drawing character blueprints to completing market-ready illustrations. As the levels advance, the projects become more complex.Learn to solve design problems: Every project introduces you to an open-ended fictional assignment inspired by industry experience. Each project has a list of minimum deliverables--the basics to get to the next stage--plus bonus goals. You receive virtual merit badges for each achievement you complete.Think like a pro: Over the 155 possible artistic achievements, you'll be asked to find a solution to every type of conceptual problem you might encounter as a professional creature or character designer.Build your portfolio: Work toward creating an outstanding portfolio. Improve your skills and push yourself to create a fine-tuned presentation that could get you your eventual dream job."This is a workout for the imagination, a boot camp for creativity." --Marc Taro Holmes

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Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe)

Pdf History Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe)

Pdf:Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation (Disney Editions Deluxe).About the Author Award-winning author and historian Mindy Johnson once again takes readers on an epic journey into the unexplored realms of our shared past. Her critically acclaimed debut title, Tinker Bell: An Evolution, which chronicled the development of everyone’s favorite fairy, was honored with consecutive Family Choice Awards. A contributing writer for The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921â€'1968 (Taschen Publishing) and the celebrated book Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man (Disney Editions), Mindy is a frequent speaker and writer on early cinema, animation, women’s history, and creativity. She’s also an award-winning playwright, songwriter, musician, and contributing artist on several internationally acclaimed recordings. Mindy continues to teach, write, and consult for various entertainment entities . . . between tea breaks. Read more

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Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

Pdf History Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

Pdf:Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe.Review 'Warm and graceful . . . [a] stylishly written and illustrated field guide to the American Cartoonist and his mid-century habitat.' ―Garry Trudeau, The New York Times Book Review“A rich, clever, and affectionate account of a tight-knit circle of cartoonists . . . The art in Cartoon County is as lovingly reproduced as the anecdotes.” ―Dan Wasserman, The Boston Globe“A lovingly observed tribute to that magical mid-twentieth-century never-never land (suburban Connecticut), where cartoonists of newspaper strips and magazine gag panels commuted to the top floor or the basement of their homes, or to nearby studios, to turn out a form of art that was, in its day, an integral part of American culture, rivaling today’s TV, cable, or the web. John Cullen Murphy was the illustrator of the classic Prince Valiant Sunday page, and his life, and that of his cartoonist friends, is recorded in anthropological detail in this beautifully composed and delightfully illustrated love letter from his son.” ―Jules Feiffer, cartoonist and illustrator, author of the noir graphic novel trilogy Kill My Mother“Imagine growing up in a bucolic Eden populated by dozens of oddball cartoonists and you’ll have some idea of what Cullen Murphy’s youth was like. In Cartoon County, Murphy―son of the admired Prince Valiant illustrator―gives us a glimpse into the curious lives of these masters of pen and ink, and an unforgettable portrait of his father: independent, quirky, funny, and wise. A gem.” ―Edward Sorel, cartoonist and illustrator, author of Mary Astor's Purple Diary and Unauthorized Portraits“A lavishly illustrated memoir of the boom years of the American comic strip from Peanuts to Prince Valiant, as told by an insider.” ―Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff“What a find this book is for anyone who grew up, like me, devouring the funnies, cartoons, and comic books. Where did all these delightful things come from? A lot of it was from one neighborhood in Connecticut. With wit, deep affection, and playful erudition, Cullen Murphy has sketched and inked the backstory of this unique literary and artistic subculture, and wrapped into it a colorful, loving memoir of his parents and their very large family.” ―Mark Bowden, author of Hué 1968 and Black Hawk Down“An enchanting and irresistible memoir by the son of one of the great illustrators of the Connecticut School of artists. Cullen Murphy’s Cartoon County takes us back in time on a sentimental journey to his childhood and a lost world full of innocent splendor and delight, and makes our hearts glow.” ―Christopher Buckley, author of The Relic Master and Losing Mum and Pup“Cullen Murphy and I grew up in Connecticut during a golden age of cartooning and share many memories of those spirited times. The colorful characters from this vanished era come back to life in this heartfelt family history, which is also an outstanding work of comic scholarship.” ―Brian Walker, son of Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), cartoonist, author of The Comics: The Complete Collection“Part memoir, part cultural history, part treasure trove of drawings and photographs . . . and all thoroughly delightful as a celebration of the golden age of newspaper comics.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“[Cullen Murphy’s] memoir provides sharp but loving observations of the tight-knit clan that shared a strong commitment to family, a love of golf, and ‘that early-’50s Clark Kent-ish look’ . . . Nearly all the Connecticut School members are gone now, and newspaper comics, like newspapers themselves, are on the wane. Murphy’s paean to this bygone era and endangered art form make the reader keenly feel what’s been lost.” ―Gordon Flagg, Booklist“Immensely evocative . . . [Murphy] writes with a personable mix of affection and realism that offers a vivid sense of what it was like to . . . be a working cartoonist in the decades following WWII.” ―Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author Cullen Murphy is the editor at large at Vanity Fair and the former managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of The Word According to Eve, Just Curious, and God’s Jury. He lives in Massachusetts with his family. Read more

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Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons

Pdf History Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons

Pdf:Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons.From Publishers Weekly Business, golf and kids have all got their own cartoon spotlights via The New Yorker, so why not women? Instead of a cartoon collection, however, this is an exhaustive survey of the history of the few women cartoonists at the august magazine. Donnelly, a cartoonist herself, got access to the New Yorker's vast library of correspondence, so the book is full of in-depth accounts of spats between cartoonists such as Helen Hokinson and Barbara Shermund and legendary editors Harold Ross and Wallace Shawn. The result is a bonanza for those looking for raw material to analyze society's changing attitudes toward women and humor as reflected in the most highbrow of magazines. Where it comes up short, ironically, is the cartoons themselves, which are scattered throughout the book without identifying captions. Donnelly does offer insights into the careers of the early pioneers as they try to find material that suits them. A 20-year gap (1951–1972)during which almost no new women were introduced to the magazine speaks for itself, but woman are better represented today with such stars as Roz Chast and Marisa Acocella Marchetto. As history, Funny Ladies is essential, but it can't match the eloquence of the cartoons. (Oct.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From Booklist Cartoons constitute one of the New Yorker's greatest selling points, with Charles Addams' paranormal world sometimes followed on the next page by Jules Feiffer's social commentary. Donnelly, a cartoonist for the magazine for more than 20 years, chronicles the female cartoon contributors from the Jazz Baby and Bathtub Gin days satirized by such cartoonists as Helen Hokinson and Helen Harvey to the present. She provides social context, biographies, and, above all, analysis and interpretation of these women's work and relationships with their editors. Previously unpublished material from the magazine's archives complements an entertaining text already replete with representative examples from its pages, such as Mary Petty's drawing of ultrasophisticates drinking as one woman gossips, 'She's not going to divorce him quite yet. She thinks he has another book in him'; and Donnelly's own wry commentary on chic New York rooftop parties, 'O.K., everybody. Let's eat before the food gets dirty.' This coffee-table book including extra photos, bibliography, endnotes and a foreword by Feiffer should attract social historians, both pros and hobbyists, like flies. Whitney ScottCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Haunted New Orleans: History & Hauntings of the Crescent City (Haunted America)

Pdf History Haunted New Orleans: History & Hauntings of the Crescent City (Haunted America)

Pdf:Haunted New Orleans: History & Hauntings of the Crescent City (Haunted America).Travel beyond Bourbon Street into the macabre history of one of the most haunted cities in the United States with the author of Wicked New Orleans as your guide.   New Orleans—the Big Easy, the birthplace of jazz, home of Cafe du Monde and what some call the most haunted city in America. Beneath the indulgence and revelry of the Crescent City lies a long history of the dark and mysterious. From the famous “Queen of Voodoo,” Marie Laveau, who is said to haunt the site of her grave, to the wicked LaLauries, whose true natures were hidden behind elegance and the trappings of high society, New Orleans is filled with spirits of all kinds. Some of the ghosts in these stories have sordid and scandalous histories, while others are friendly specters who simply can’t leave their beloved city behind. Join supernatural historian Troy Taylor as he takes readers beyond the French Quarter and shows a side of New Orleans never seen.   Includes photos!

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Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City (Haunted America)

Pdf History Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City (Haunted America)

Pdf:Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City (Haunted America).Beyond the witch trials . . . The paranormal expert and author of Ghosts of Boston“explores the cursed history underlying Salem’s supernatural beings” (Neighborhood View).   Nestled on the rocky coast of Massachusetts, Salem is a city steeped in history and legend. Famous for its witch trials, the storied North Shore seaport also has a dark history of smugglers and deadly fires. It is considered one of New England's most haunted destinations. Inside Howard Street Cemetery, the ghost of accused witch Giles Corey wanders among the gravestones. Outside the Ropes Mansion, the ghost of Abigail Ropes can be seen peeking out of the windows. The Gardner-Pingree House on Essex Street is host to the spirit of sea captain Joseph White, a man whose murder in 1830 inspired literary giants like Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Join author and paranormal journalist Sam Baltrusis on a chilling journey through the streets of Salem as he chronicles the historic haunts of the Witch City.   Includes photos!

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Guarding Door County: Lighthouses and Life-saving Stations (Images of America)

Pdf History Guarding Door County: Lighthouses and Life-saving Stations (Images of America)

Pdf:Guarding Door County: Lighthouses and Life-saving Stations (Images of America).Jutting out of Wisconsin into the blue waters of Lake Michigan, the scenic peninsula of Door County is endowed with the longest coastline of any county in the nation. Since the mid-1800s, the region has boasted a strong maritime industry, dependent on the constant vigilance and efforts of U.S. Coast Guard units. The county has been home to as many as 12 historic light stations, as well as three life-saving stations. Beginning with Pottawatomie Light in 1837 and Sturgeon Bay Canal Life-Saving Station in 1886, keepers and surfmen survived both boredom and peril to ensure safe navigation and commerce, while rescuing those in distress. Through archival photographs, stories ofshipwrecks, rescues, service, and pride spring to life. Rare rescue images of the Otter, a schooner which wrecked in 1895, are especially noteworthy.

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Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)

Pdf History Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)

Pdf:Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series).The skyscraper has changed the face of urban architecture�and it all started in Chicago. Born out of the ashes of Chicago�s Great Fire of 1871, the first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building located at the northeast corner of LaSalle and Adams Streets, was completed in 1885. Designed by William Le Baron Jenney, the nine-story building had a metal load-carrying structural frame, the development of which led to steel-frame skeletal construction and the taller skyscrapers that would follow. Much has changed in skyscraper construction since 1885. But Chicago�s impressive urban landscape has maintained its important place in architectural history and today boasts the tallest skyscraper in North America, at 110 stories.

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Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River (Landmarks)

Pdf History Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River (Landmarks)

Pdf:Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River (Landmarks).Standing on the banks of the Black River, Mansfield Plantation is a living testament to antebellum rice plantations. In 1718, it started as a five-hundred-acre land grant near the upstart village of Georgetown. The main house was built around 1800, and the plantation soon grew to nearly one thousand acres. John and Sallie Middleton Parker returned the property to the Man-Taylor-Lance-Parker family, a line of ownership dating back 150 years. Ongoing preservation projects ensure that future generations can explore and appreciate one of the most well-preserved rice plantations in America. Plantation historian Christopher C. Boyle captures the spirit of Mansfield Plantation and unravels the many mysteries of its past.

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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

Pdf History The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

Pdf:The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia.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. Read more

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The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts

Pdf History The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts

Pdf:The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts.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. Read more

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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition

Pdf History The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition

Pdf:The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition.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. Read more

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The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica

Pdf History The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica

Pdf:The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica.About the Author James Wyatt is a Senior Game Designer on the creative team for Magic: The Gathering. Over the course of more than 14 years working on the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, he wrote five novels and contributed to dozens of game sourcebooks, including Oriental Adventures,Eberron Campaign Setting, and three different Dungeon Master’s Guides. Read more

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The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist

Pdf History The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist

Pdf:The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist.About the Author Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Hiromu Arakawa first attracted attention in 1999 with her award-winning manga Stray Dog. Her series Fullmetal Alchemist, serialized from 2001 to 2010, ran for 27 volumes and became an international critical and commercial success, receiving both the Shogakukan Manga Award and Seiun Award and selling over 70 million copies worldwide. Fullmetal Alchemist has been adapted into anime twice, first as Fullmetal Alchemist in 2003 and again as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in 2009. The series has also inspired numerous films, video games and novels. Read more

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Dark Souls: Design Works

Pdf History Dark Souls: Design Works

Pdf:Dark Souls: Design Works.Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls: Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character & monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game's creators.

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The Art of God of War

Pdf History The Art of God of War

Pdf:The Art of God of War.It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created.An intimate chronicle of the years-long odyssey to bring Kratos and Atreus's beautiful and brutal world to life.Step into Midgard and explore beyond, as Dark Horse Books and Santa Monica Studio proudly present the quintessential companion to the enormously anticipated God of War. This is a document unlike any other that sets readers on an exhaustive behind-the-scenes journey to witness the creation of an epic of tremendous scale.

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Torpedoes Away! (Annotated): Our Submarine Navy in the Pacific

Pdf History Torpedoes Away! (Annotated): Our Submarine Navy in the Pacific

Pdf:Torpedoes Away! (Annotated): Our Submarine Navy in the Pacific.Torpedoes Away! details US Navy submarine operations during the first 18 months of World War Two. Author Maxwell Hawkins breathlessly covers the tense, dangerous missions of submarines USS Trout, Sea Raven, Pollack, Skipjack and Cuttlefish. Between these first-hand reports stitched-together from interviews with crewmen, Hawkins describes the mechanical workings of submarines, as well as the history of submersibles beginning in the 17th Century. He spent over a year sifting through the archives of the Navy Department and conducted extensive interviews with many veteran submariners about their experiences in the Pacific during World War Two. The result is a classic study of underwater warfare, a must read for military historians and World War 2 buffs.*Includes footnotes.*Digital edition includes official photographs from World War 2.

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Battles that Changed History

Pdf History Battles that Changed History

Pdf:Battles that Changed History.About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, the world’s leading publisher of strategy content for PC and console video games.https://www.dk.com/ Read more

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World War II: The Definitive Visual History from Blitzkrieg to the Atom Bomb

Pdf History World War II: The Definitive Visual History from Blitzkrieg to the Atom Bomb

Pdf:World War II: The Definitive Visual History from Blitzkrieg to the Atom Bomb.Review '[A] striking coffee-table book…The first-rate illustrations, maps, and time lines make for a good introduction for all general readers embarking on study of this war.' — Library Journal'[A] worthy book for the shelves of the serious student of war, or for the coffee table of any reader who seeks a comprehensive history of the world's greatest conflict.' — BookPage'This ultimate World War II guide describes each momentous episode of the conflict, while simultaneously giving an overarching view of the war intended to end all wars.' — History Channel Magazine'This is a good quick-reference source for information on not just what happened in this great conflict but also on the causes and consequences of it as well' — Booklist Read more About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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Dark December (Annotated): The Full Account of the Battle of the Bulge

Pdf History Dark December (Annotated): The Full Account of the Battle of the Bulge

Pdf:Dark December (Annotated): The Full Account of the Battle of the Bulge.Dark December is Robert E. Merriam's detailed chronicle of the Battle of the Bulge, the German Army's last major offensive of World War 2. Captain Merriam was chief of the Ardennes section of the U.S. Army and his dazzling narrative is one of the most famous first-hand accounts of the conflict. Presented from both Allied and German viewpoints, Dark December examines events leading up to the offensive, the massive engagement of German forces against unprepared American units, and finally the turning back of the defeated German Wehrmacht.“Dark December occupies a distinguished place among war books. Every paragraph is based upon evidence, not flimsy wartime rumors. Technical enough for the professional, accurate enough for the historian... it is lucid and understandable for the general reader.” - New York Herald Tribune“If other [World War 2] veterans can maintain Mr. Merriam’s high standard of stimulating, critical and painstaking work, we will be fortunate. Dark December can be heartily recommended to anyone faintly interested in World War 2.” - The New York Times*Includes annotations.*Includes original photographs from World War 2.

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World War I: The Definitive Visual History

Pdf History World War I: The Definitive Visual History

Pdf:World War I: The Definitive Visual History.Review The folks at DK have almost single-handedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek) ...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] (The New York Times) These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal) Read more About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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French Armour in Vietnam 1945–54 (New Vanguard)

Pdf History French Armour in Vietnam 1945–54 (New Vanguard)

Pdf:French Armour in Vietnam 1945–54 (New Vanguard).About the Author Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, film-maker, and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published with Osprey. He specializes in armored warfare, and has written on this subject for three decades. His books have covered topics such as helicopter and armored warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger main battle tank, the British Guards, and armored warfare in Korea. Simon lives and works in London, UK. Read more

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Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser: Yalu River 1894 (Duel)

Pdf History Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser: Yalu River 1894 (Duel)

Pdf:Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser: Yalu River 1894 (Duel).About the Author Benjamin Lai, born in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, is one of the few ethnic Chinese to have served as an officer in the British Army. His previous books include several for Osprey. He currently lives in Hong Kong. Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for most of his career, specializing in steel and steam warships from the late 19th century to the present day. A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Paul lives and works in Surrey, UK. Born in Malaya in 1949, Alan Gilliland spent 18 years as the graphics editor of the Daily Telegraph, winning 19 awards in that time. He now writes, illustrates, and publishes fiction (www.ravensquill.com), as well as illustrating for a variety of publishers (alangillilandillustration.blogspot.com). He lives in Lincolnshire, UK. Read more

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Tank: The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles

Pdf History Tank: The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles

Pdf:Tank: The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles.About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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Firearms: An Illustrated History

Pdf History Firearms: An Illustrated History

Pdf:Firearms: An Illustrated History.Review '[Firearms] is one of the best visual overviews available of the historical development of firearms, with brilliant photography and an emphasis on artistic as well as technological achievements.' — Library Journal'Firearms is a coffee-table book guaranteed to provide several evenings' worth of entertaining reading to any gun or history enthusiast in search of a general overview of firearms development.' — The Armchair General magazine'Beginning historical novelists who don't know much about firearms in their chosen era will find an excellent introduction in this book. It offers worldwide coverage, not just Western arms, and true to DK's tradition, provides excellent and detailed color photographs of examples of weapons over the centuries.' — Historical Novel Society'[A] complete historical overview illustrated with excellent photography.' — American Gunsmith Read more About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers: Through History In Over 1500 Photographs

Pdf History The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers: Through History In Over 1500 Photographs

Pdf:The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers: Through History In Over 1500 Photographs.About the Author Harvey J. S. Withers has been asuccessful dealer in antique military swords for manyyears, and is the author of several books about swords.Dr Tobias Capwell has a PhD in Medieval Studies fromthe University of Leeds, and is Curator of Arms andArmour at the Wallace Collection in London, England. Read more

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Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai: Pacific Theater 1944–45 (Duel)

Pdf History Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai: Pacific Theater 1944–45 (Duel)

Pdf:Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai: Pacific Theater 1944–45 (Duel).About the Author Osprey's Aviation Editor since 1989, Tony Holmes is a native of Fremantle, Western Australia. Responsible for devising the Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft, Aviation Elite Units, Duel, and X-Planes series, Tony has also written more than 30 books for Osprey in the past 28 years. He lives in Sevenoaks, UK.Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honors, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon. He lives in New Hampshire, USA.Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene artwork and cover artwork. He lives in Perthshire, UK. Read more

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National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History

Pdf History National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History

Pdf:National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History.About the Author DIANE CLINE is an associate professor of history and classics and an affiliated faculty member of the Digital Humanities Institute at George Washington University. She is a popular lecturer on the history of Greece with expertise on the city of Athens, Greek sanctuaries, Greek art and archaeology, Greek inscriptions on stone, and Greek biography. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University in classics and a Ph.D. from Princeton in classical archaeology. She was a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, where she was also a Fulbright Scholar and studied Greek inscriptions in the National Museum there. Her current research focuses on social networks and innovation in classical Athens. Read more

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The American Revolution: A Visual History

Pdf History The American Revolution: A Visual History

Pdf:The American Revolution: A Visual History.From School Library Journal Gr 7 Up—Spanning from the period before the American Revolution to post-union creation, this oversize book is divided into nine sections, each of which begins with an introduction and time line. The topics cover important events and battles, different groups involved (including African and Native Americans), women of note, what life on each side was like, and equipment used (uniforms, arms, medical). Large color pictures, black-and-white drawings, and brief biographies of relevant individuals are interspersed throughout. There's enough content to give readers an understanding of why this historical period is important; some of the material will even give students a better grasp than textbooks used in secondary and lower-level college classes. The table of contents and the detailed index are ideal for finding information quickly. VERDICT A good additional source for reference collections in need of more treatments of the subject; the price will allow it to be also included in circulation sections.—Ann West LaPrise, Huron School District, New Boston, MI Read more Review 'There's enough content to give readers an understanding of why this historical period is important; some of the material will even give students a better grasp than textbooks.' — School Library Journal Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Operation Linebacker I 1972: The first high-tech air war (Air Campaign)

Pdf History Operation Linebacker I 1972: The first high-tech air war (Air Campaign)

Pdf:Operation Linebacker I 1972: The first high-tech air war (Air Campaign).About the Author Marshall L. Michel III is a native of New Orleans who attended Georgetown and Harvard Universities. He joined the US Air Force in 1966 and from 1970 to 1973 flew 321 combat missions. He was the assistant air attaché at the American embassy in Tel Aviv from 1977 to 1980, when he returned to the United States to fly F-15s at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. He later served as the Israel desk officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, as a fellow at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, and on the NATO staff in Brussels, Belgium. He retired from the Air Force in 1992. He now lives in Biloxi, Mississippi. Read more

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The Capture of Attu (Annotated): A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who Fought There

Pdf History The Capture of Attu (Annotated): A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who Fought There

Pdf:The Capture of Attu (Annotated): A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who Fought There.In May 1943 US forces clashed with Japanese invaders in an epic battle on the Alaskan island of Attu. Fighting through the fog and icy rain, avoiding pot-shots from snipers in mountain crevices, lugging heavy machine guns up slippery inclines, and ultimately scaling a 250-foot cliff, the 17th Infantry willed its way to a crucial victory in what the author calls, ‘The Queen of Infantry Battles.’*Annotated edition with original footnotes.*Includes photographs from the Aleutian Islands Campaign.

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Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare

Pdf History Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare

Pdf:Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare.Review Praise for the hardcover: 'The next best thing to going to a museum to see these items for yourself.' – Armchair General Magazine Read more About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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D-Day Illustrated Edition: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

Pdf History D-Day Illustrated Edition: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

Pdf:D-Day Illustrated Edition: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II.Review “D-Day is mostly about people, but goes even further in evoking the horror, the endurance, the daring and indeed, the human failings at Omaha Beach... Outstanding.” (The New York Times Book Review)“Packed with drama and information, never losing sight of the horrors of combat, Ambrose's D-Day is the best book yet on what many historians consider to be the most important day of the twentieth century.” (San Francisco Chronicle)“Historians and public alike should be profoundly grateful to Ambrose...for assembling this comprehensive and permanent record that will be forever a resource for remembering Normandy.” (Chicago Tribune)“Ambrose's account of the D-Day fighting on the Normandy beaches and bluffs is unsurpassed for detail, emotion and suspense.” (Publishers Weekly) Read more About the Author Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History. Read more

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TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs

Pdf History TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs

Pdf:TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs.From the Author For more than four decades, readers looked to TIME-LIFE Books for paths into new worlds, for entertainment, information, and authority. The newly re-launched imprint follows in that tradition with fresh perspectives on history, religion, science, culture, and modern mysteries. The newest title in the series, The Civil War in 500 Photographs, is a noteworthy addition, providing readers with brisk, authoritative, and visual content, all at an affordable price. Read more About the Author For more than four decades, readers looked to TIME-LIFE Books for paths into new worlds, for entertainment, information, and authority. The newly re-launched imprint follows in that tradition with fresh perspectives on history, religion, science, culture, and modern mysteries. The newest title in the series, The Civil War in 500 Photographs, is a noteworthy addition, providing readers with brisk, authoritative, and visual content, all at an affordable price. Read more

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I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World

Pdf History I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World

Pdf:I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World.Review Praise for Trevor Paglen and I COULD TELL YOU. . .    “ Gives readers a peek into the shadows . . . Department of Defense spokesman Bob Mehal told Newsweek that it ‘would not be prudent to comment on what patches did or did not represent classified units.’ That’s OK. Some mysteries are more fun when they stay unsolved.” —Karen Pinchin, Newsweek   “An art book that presents peculiar shoulder patches created for the weird and top secret programs funded by the Pentagon’s black budget... an achievement.” —Timothy Buckwalter, San Francisco Chronicle   “ Some of the worst crimes in the American landscape are hiding in plain sight, and nobody has ever pursued them more thoroughly or explained them more chillingly and engagingly than Trevor Paglen. What he is doing is important, fascinating, and groundbreaking.” —Rebecca Solnit, author of Wanderlust   “ The iconography of the United States military. Not the mainstream military, with its bars and ribbons and medals, but the secret or ‘black projects’ world, which may or may not involve contacting aliens, building undetectable spy aircraft, and experimenting with explosives that could make atomic bombs look like firecrackers. Here, mysterious characters and cryptic symbols hint at intrigue much deeper than rank, company, and unit.” —UTNE Reader   “ Of course, issuing patches for a covert operation sounds like a joke . . . but truth be told, these days everything is branded. Military symbols are frequently replete with heraldic imagery—some rooted in history, others based on contemporary popular arts that feature comic characters—but these enigmatic dark-op images, in some cases probably designed by the participants themselves, are more personal, and also more disturbing, than most.” —Steven Heller, The New York Times Book Review   “ Trevor Paglen gets into the black heart of America’s black sites. There is no better guide to this great American mystery. What goes on inside these bases will determine the future of warfare—and who we are—for the rest of the century.” —Robert Baer, former case officer at the CIA and author of See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism Read more About the Author Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and geographer. He is the author of Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights (coauthored with A.C. Thompson), Blank Spots on a Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World, and Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes. He lives and works in Oakland and New York City. Read more

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Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire

Pdf History Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire

Pdf:Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire.Discover the people and places of colonial Boston during the tumultuous years of rebellion—illustrations included.   In 1764, a small town in the British colony of Massachusetts ignited a bold rebellion. When Great Britain levied the Sugar Act on its American colonies, Parliament was not prepared for Boston’s backlash.   For the next decade, Loyalists and rebels harried one another as both sides revolted and betrayed, punished and murdered. But the rebel leaders were not always the heroes we consider them today. Samuel Adams and John Hancock were reluctant allies. Paul Revere couldn’t recognize a traitor in his own inner circle. And George Washington dismissed the efforts of the Massachusetts rebels as unimportant.   With a helpful guide to the very sites where the events unfolded, historian Brooke Barbier seeks the truth and human stories behind the myths. Barbier tells the story of how a city radicalized itself against the world’s most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America.

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Lost in Shangri-La

Pdf History Lost in Shangri-La

Pdf:Lost in Shangri-La.Review “A truly incredible adventure.” (New York Times Book Review)“[A] gripplingly cinematic account. . . . A remarkable cast of characters. . . . A.” (Entertainment Weekly)“This is an absorbing adventure right out of the Saturday-morning serials. . . . Lost in Shangri-La deserves a spot on the shelf of Greatest Generation nonfiction. It puts the reader smack into the jungle. ” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)“Zuckoff transforms impressive research into a deft narrative that brings the saga of the survivors to life.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))“Zuckoff delivers a remarkable survival story. . . . In this well-crafted book, Zuckoff turns the long-forgotten episode into an unusually exciting narrative. . . . Polished, fast-paced and immensely readable—ready for the big screen.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))“[An] engaging story. . . . This excellent book will be enjoyed by anyone who loves true adventure stories.” (Library Journal (starred review))“A riveting tale in the hands of a good storyteller. . . . LOST IN SHANGRI-LA is the most thrilling book, fiction or nonfiction, that I have read since I can’t remember when.” (Seattle Times)“Mitchell Zuckoff has uncovered, and vividly reconstructed, such an astonishing tale. . . . Zuckoff skillfully builds narrative tension and deft character portraits. . . . . He has pulled off a remarkable feat — and held the reader firmly in the grip.” (David Grann, Washington Post) Read more From the Back Cover On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea.Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through. Margaret Hastings, barefoot and burned, had no choice but to wear her dead best friend’s shoes. John McCollom, grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the plane, masked his grief with stoicism. Kenneth Decker, too, was severely burned and suffered a gaping head wound.Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught between man-eating headhunters and enemy Japanese, the wounded passengers endured a harrowing hike down the mountainside—a journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man—or woman.Drawn from interviews, declassified U.S. Army documents, personal photos and mementos, a survivor’s diary, a rescuer’s journal, and original film footage, Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time. Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio—dehydrated, sick, and in pain—traversed the dense jungle to find help; how a brave band of paratroopers risked their own lives to save the survivors; and how a cowboy colonel attempted a previously untested rescue mission to get them out.By trekking into the New Guinea jungle, visiting remote villages, and rediscovering the crash site, Zuckoff also captures the contemporary natives’ remembrances of the long-ago day when strange creatures fell from the sky. A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying, enlightening, and comic, Lost in Shangri-La is a thrill ride from beginning to end. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

Pdf History Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

Pdf:Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth.For the first time, the full and complete story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth is shared in unbelievable detail. Author Steve Snyder's story of his father, Lieutenant Howard Snyder, and the Susan Ruth crew, provides in-depth details about many aspects of World War II few understand or know about. This includes: separation for young families as men went off to war; training before heading to foreign soil; military combat operations; underground and resistance and what Lt. Snyder did when he joined it; and German atrocities toward captured crew and civilians.

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The Civil War: A Visual History

Pdf History The Civil War: A Visual History

Pdf:The Civil War: A Visual History.Review 'Drawing on Smithsonian Institution collections, this fact filled and richly illustrated history brings the war fully to life along with time lines, sidebars on particular issues, chapter introductions, lengthy captions and detailed maps...this book is for those wanting to smell the sulfur and hear the thunder of guns...For school libraries, Civil War buffs and re-enactors.' --Library Journal, March 1, 2011'[An] ocular extravaganza presenting America's Civil War...And lest the video generation, to whom the book might most appeal, assume the inevitability of Union victory, the editors cleverly deploy a before-and-after feature to underscore the contingency of events as they unfolded. Consider this lavish display as needed reinforcement for Geoffrey Ward's The Civil War (1990).' --Booklist, April 1, 2011'The Smithsonian's collection is so vast, everyone can find something to like. The same could be said of a big new book produced with the institution, `The Civil War: A Visual History.' On almost every page there's a picture that will give readers pause, whether it's a shot of the rolling-pin-like device used to code Confederate communications or an 1850 daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass at a gathering of abolitionists and escaped slaves.' --The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2011'A stunning, large-format pictorial history. The seven chapters are arranged chronologically, beginning with an overview of slavery in the United States, 1815 to 1860, and ending with a survey of the legacies of the conflict during the period 1865 to 1877. The narrative and illustrations highlight all of the issues surrounding the war, including the first shots fired at Bull Run, the blockade of the South, the question of border states, important battles, soldiers' uniforms and weapons, African Americans' roles, the importance of the railroad, photography, Abraham Lincoln's assassination, and Reconstruction. Chapter introductions are followed by illustrated time lines and by short topical divisions that include biographies, maps, original documents or eyewitness accounts, illustrations, historical photographs, artifacts, and reproductions of paintings. Page layouts and the use of color are superb, and sidebars abound, adding to this extraordinary book. An awesome resource for commemorations of the Civil War sesquicentennial.' --School Library Journal, June 1, 2011 Read more About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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The Complete Book Of U.S. Sniping

Pdf History The Complete Book Of U.S. Sniping

Pdf:The Complete Book Of U.S. Sniping.About the Author Peter R. Senich is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of modern weapon systems and their applications. He is also a leading military historian and the author of nine books on military sniping and small arms. Read more

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The Illustrated Ninja Handbook: Hidden Techniques of Ninjutsu

Pdf History The Illustrated Ninja Handbook: Hidden Techniques of Ninjutsu

Pdf:The Illustrated Ninja Handbook: Hidden Techniques of Ninjutsu.Review 'If you prefer your shadow-warrior wisdom to be passed along on paper, check out Remigiusz Borda's book, subtitled Hidden Techniques of Ninjutsu. This full-color 216-pager from Tuttle Publishing covers 40 ninja techniques, as well as the weapons and history of the famed fighters.' —Black Belt magazine'Beautifully and thoroughly illustrated, Remigiusz Borda's work is a delightful compendium of history, terminology, and concepts associated with our ninja tradition. His passion for both the martial arts and visual arts is demonstrated through the care and detail he has invested in this work. It will serve as a reference point for both beginners and experts in ninja lineages worldwide.' —Kevin Keitoshi Casey, author of The Ninja Mind'Illustrated Ninja Handbook is a masterfully produced book, with its beautiful full-color artwork and captivating layout. The book re-visits in fresh format a lot of the ground that has fascinated fans of the ninja arts for the decades since my original ninja book The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art brought the once-secret lore to the West.' —Stephen K. Hayes, Black Belt Hall of Fame, author of The Ninja Defense and The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art'Much like the newer Tuttle books, this instructional is filled with hundreds of full-color photos arranged in dynamic presentations to show every little nuance of the technique being demonstrated. […] It is definitely a good read on ninjitsu for a number of reasons, and I think it is a very solid entry point into the world of ninjitsu, easily better than other books on the market that do not give you this much hands-on info.' —TheFightNerd.com blog'The Illustrated Ninja Handbook: Hidden Techniques of Ninjutsu is an easy-to-follow handbook that mainly comprises of step-by-step photo instructions on executing Bujinkan techniques.' —WayofNinja.com blog Read more About the Author Remigiusz Borda lives and teaches in Poland. In addition to running his own ninjutsu dojo, he is a highly respected painter whose work has been exhibited internationally. Read more

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Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Pdf History Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Pdf:Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor.Review 'From Assyrian spears to the AK-47, weapons — and the warriors who have brandished them — forged history by shaping the rise of empires and the course of revolutions with the ax, the bow, the sword, and the gun.' — Military Officer Read more About the Author Roger Ford is the author of dozens of books in the field of military history and weapons technology and systems, including the bestselling The World's Great Machine Guns: From 1860 to the Present Day. R.G. Grant is a history writer who has published more than 20 books, many of them dealing with aspects of military conflict. He has written on the American Revolution, World War I, and World War II, and is the author of DK’s Battle, Warrior, and Flight: 100 Years of Aviation. Read more

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Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod

Pdf History Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod

Pdf:Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod.This true account of a German submarine on the Massachusetts coast was called “an action-packed page-turner” by Sen. John McCain.   On the morning of July 21, 1918—the final year of the First World War—a new prototype of German submarine surfaced three miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The vessel attacked an unarmed tugboat and its four barges. A handful of the shells fired by the U-boat's deck guns struck Nauset Beach, giving the modest town of Orleans the distinction of being the only spot in the United States to receive enemy fire during the entire war.   On land, lifesavers from the US Coast Guard launched a surfboat under heavy enemy fire to save the sailors trapped aboard the tug and barges. In the air, seaplanes from the Chatham Naval Air Station dive-bombed the enemy raider with payloads of TNT. This book chronicles the attack from the first shell fired to the aftermath, and celebrates the resilience of a small New England town.

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Kulikovo 1380: The battle that made Russia (Campaign)

Pdf History Kulikovo 1380: The battle that made Russia (Campaign)

Pdf:Kulikovo 1380: The battle that made Russia (Campaign).About the Author Professor Mark Galeotti, formerly senior lecturer in international history at Keele University, is Clinical Professor of Global Affairs, New York University. He is a former Foreign Office adviser on Russian security affairs, and for 15 years (1991–2006) wrote a monthly column on this for Jane's Intelligence Review. Mark's most recent books for Osprey are ELI 217 The Modern Russian Army 1992–2016 and ELI 197 Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991.Born and raised in Malaysia, Darren Tan grew up drawing spaceships, dinosaurs and the stuff of his imagination, which was fuelled by movies and computer games. Following a brief stint in 3D animation, Darren now works as a freelance illustrator. Read more

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The Aleutians 1942–43: Struggle for the North Pacific (Campaign)

Pdf History The Aleutians 1942–43: Struggle for the North Pacific (Campaign)

Pdf:The Aleutians 1942–43: Struggle for the North Pacific (Campaign).About the Author Born in 1981, Brian Lane Herder graduated with a BA in History from the University of Kansas in 2003, and a Masters of Library Science from Emporia State University in 2009. He is a legislative librarian for the Kansas state government and his historical research interests include the US military, naval warfare, and World War II. He lives in Topeka, Kansas, USA.Singpore born and bred, Dorothy J. Hwee started her career at Imaginary Friends Studios. LucasArts was her first stepping stone into the video game industry as a concept artist, and she has had the privilege of working with some of the great art directors from LucasFilm. She is now a Senior Concept Artist in one of Japan's most well known video game companies, Bandai Namco Studios Singapore and has worked on titles such as, Star Wars: Battle Pod (lead concept artist), Star Wars: 1313, God Eater 2: Rage Burst and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Read more

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The Civil War: A Visual History

Pdf History The Civil War: A Visual History

Pdf:The Civil War: A Visual History.About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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The Americans on D-Day and in Normandy: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

Pdf History The Americans on D-Day and in Normandy: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

Pdf:The Americans on D-Day and in Normandy: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War).About the Author Brooke S. Blades is an archaeologist and historian whose research has included examinations of sites form World War II in France, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. An interest in Normandy first emerged during a visit in 1986 and has expanded greatly beyond an initial focus on documenting the landscape of Omaha Beach. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter Emma, and three cats. Read more

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Wings of the Rising Sun: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War II

Pdf History Wings of the Rising Sun: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War II

Pdf:Wings of the Rising Sun: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War II.In the Pacific War's early years, Japanese air power was dominant. The only way for the Allies to defeat their enemy was to know it. This made the task of maintaining productive intelligence gathering efforts on Japan imperative. Establishing Technical Air Intelligence Units in the Pacific Theatre and the Technical Air Intelligence Center in Washington DC, the Allies were able to begin to reveal the secrets of Japanese air power through extensive flight testing and evaluation of captured enemy aircraft and equipment. These provided an illuminating perspective on Japanese aircraft and aerial weapon design philosophy and manufacturing practice.Fully illustrated throughout with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs, Mark Chambers explores Allied efforts to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese air power during the war years, and how this intelligence helped them achieve victory in the Pacific.

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The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

Pdf History The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers

Pdf:The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers.Review “This book is well-written and accurate, while the illustrations are an effective mix of period and modern reproductions with informative captions.” ―Ship's Library Read more About the Author Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 80 books, 60 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed author has written widely on naval history, from Sovereigns of the Seas and Piracy: The Complete History to his most recent bestseller, Jutland 1916: Twelve Hours to Win the War. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Read more

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The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo that Ended World War II

Pdf History The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo that Ended World War II

Pdf:The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo that Ended World War II.Review 'The authors have made an engaging and convincing argument, providing a wealth of information without lagging in pace as they unravel this intriguing true-life mystery. Their book will appeal to armchair historians, armchair detectives, and anyone who would like to know the story behind one of the most beloved photographs in American history.' -- Library Journal'What a wonderful detective story about a kissing sailor and a beautiful nurse--the most famous couple celebrating the end of WWII. Famous but anonymous--until now. I loved it.' -- Tom Brokaw, author of The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America and The Greatest Generation'...very special attempt to resolve the true romantic odyssey…Reading more like a well-contrived mystery than a romantic tale, the authors threat their way through minefields of inaccurate information and up blind alleys until finally, miraculously locating the real couple decades later. This is an exciting fun read that finally solves one of WWII's unsolved mysteries, and yes, you will be as surprised with the ending as was this reviewer, who, as a war-time teenager actually witnessed this frantic celebration in Times Square.' -- Sea Classics'The authors deliver a convincing conclusion to their romantic detective tale about the last day of WWII and the photo that 'savored what a long-sought peace feels like.' ' -- Publishers Weekly'The authors not only do a great job in following the clues that led to the undisputable claim that Mendonsa and Zimmer are, in fact, the kissing couple, but they also convey the euphoria that swept the country when the war ended.' -- WWII History Read more About the Author Lawrence Verria is the Social Studies Department Chair at North Kingstown High School, and Rhode Island's 2000 Teacher of the Year. During his twenty-nine year career as a history teacher, he served as an educational consultant to Frontline (PBS) and as a spokesperson for The Watson Institute for International Studies' Choices for the 21st Century Education Program at Brown University. He is the recipient of the Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Award and Rhode Island College's Evelyn Walsh Prize for excellence in history studies. Read more

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Nevada Test Site (Images of America)

Pdf History Nevada Test Site (Images of America)

Pdf:Nevada Test Site (Images of America).Since Pres. Harry Truman established the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in December 1950, it has played a vital role in the security of the United States. For four decades, the test site's primary purpose was developmental testing of nuclear explosives. Atmospheric tests conducted over Yucca Flat and Frenchman Flat between 1951 and 1962 involved thousands of Army troops and Marines simulating nuclear battlefield conditions. Civil defense planners studied blast and radiation effects and evaluated bomb shelter designs. Testing moved underground in 1963 to eliminate radioactive fallout. Other projects at the NTS included nuclear rocket engine development for space travel, training for NASA's Apollo astronauts, excavation experiments, radioactive waste storage studies, and aircraft testing. Since the last underground nuclear test in 1992, this geographically diverse testing and training complex north of Las Vegas--known since 2010 as the Nevada National Security Site--has been used to support nuclear stockpile stewardship and as a unique outdoor laboratory for government and industry research and development efforts.

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An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles: Fully Revised 6th Edition

Pdf History An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles: Fully Revised 6th Edition

Pdf:An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles: Fully Revised 6th Edition.From the Inside Flap Conceived more than fifty years ago by renowned architectural historians Robert Winter and the late, great David Gebhard, this seminal vade mecum of Los Angeles architecture explores every rich potency of the often relentless, but sometimes relenting L.A. cityscape. Beyond an effort of exploration, the guide is an outfit of discovery. And it always has been. When tourists visit, architectural scholars land at LAX, or locals just want to know, they grab the same book: Gebhard and Winter's An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles. Word. First published in 1965 by Los Angeles County Museum of Art as an architectural overview (when few American cities had such a democratic compendium), the Gebhard and Winter guide has evolved to become the veritable 'bible' of built Los Angeles. This sixth edition has been extensively revised and edited by Dr. Winter and his trusted collaborator, the award-winning L.A. urban walker Robert Inman. The much-anticipated new edition has been updated rigorously with more than 250 new entries'€'for a total of more than 2300'€'cataloging every crease, region, and style of Los Angeles County's metropolitan sheath, from the graceful missions of Spanish California and legendary Craftsman bungalows to twenty-first century constructions with names like Pterodactyl, Blackbirds, and Wild Beast Pavilion. An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles has always been a live-wire read, equal parts thorough and informational, written with vim and vigor, tempered by relentlessly honest opinions. Dilettantes and experts, practitioners and students, aficionados and osmotic natives alike: all are blood type-compatible with this tongue-in-cheek critical reference for architecture enthusiasts. Enjoy the transfusion. Read more About the Author Dr. Robert W. Winter'€'lauded as a 'Guru,' 'Father,' and 'Godfather' of Los Angeles architecture'€'is a renowned historian of fabricated California, claiming a rich bibliography of various guides and histories on California architecture, including Craftsman Style (2004). He lives in the famed Batchelder House in Pasadena. Read more

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How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built

Pdf History How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built

Pdf:How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built.Review 'It's about time somebody wrote this book. This quirky, thoughtful volume, bursting with curiosity and intelligence, may make our everyday world more visible to more Americans. Architecture is too important to be left to architects alone.' —Mixed Media'A stunning exploration of the design of design … How Buildings Learn will irrevocably alter yor sense of place, space, and the artifacts that shape them.' —Michael Shrage, Wired'Penetratingly original.' —Philip Morrison, Scientific American'An extremely attractive volume that will forever alter the way we respond to the buildings around us. We may also hope it will alter the way architects design buildings.' —Harold Gilliam, San Francisco Chronicle'A fascinating and indefinable book … How Buildings Learn is a hymn to entropy, a witty, heterodox book dedicated to kicking the stuffing out of the proposition that architecture is permanent and that buildings cannot adapt.' —Stephen Bayley, The Times (London)'The book's diagnosis is clear and to the poiny, and its illustrations of how buildings change are both fascinating and instructive. This is, in short, one of the rare books that every architect should read.' —Thomas Fisher, editor, Progressive Architecture'A book of good sound-bites and laser-sharp insight … No architecture students should complete their preliminary studies without reading it from cover to cover.' —Patric Hannay, The Architects' Journal Read more About the Author Though honored as a writer—with the National Book Award for the Whole Earth Catalog, Eliot Montroll Award for The Media Lab, Golden Gadfly Award for his years as editor of CoEvolution Quarterly—Steward Brand is primarily an inventor/designer. Trained as a biologist and army officer, he was an early multimedia artist. He has created a number of lasting institutions, including New Games Tournaments, the Hackers Conference, and The WELL, a bellwether computer conference system. He is co-founder of Global Business Network, a futurist research organization fostering 'the art of the long view.' Read more

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Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Pdf History Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Pdf:Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan.Amazon.com Review In this fanciful volume, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.), both analyzes and celebrates New York City. By suggesting the city as the site for an infinite variety of human activities and events--both real and imagined--the essence of the metropolitan lifestyle, its 'culture of congestion' and its architecture are revealed in a brilliant new light. 'Manhattan,' Koolhaas writes, 'is the 20th century's Rosetta stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall).' Filled with fascinating facts, as well as photographs, postcards, maps, watercolors, and drawings, the vibrancy of Koolhaas's poignant exploration of Gotham equals the heady, frenetic energy of the city itself. Anyone who loves New York will want to own this book. Read more From Library Journal 'Koolhaas's retroactive manifesto explains Manhattan's architecture as the physical embodiment of a 'culture of congestion,' ' said LJ's reviewer of this mixture of architectural theory and social commentary (LJ 3/15/79).Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century

Pdf History The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century

Pdf:The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century.A "smoothly written and fair-minded" (Wall Street Journal) biography of architect Philip Johnson--a finalist for the National Book Critic's Circle Award When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable--and influential--figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA's founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America's leading architects with his famous Glass House in New Caanan, CT, and his controversial AT&T Building in NYC, among many others in nearly every city in the country--but his most natural role was as a consummate power broker and shaper of public opinion.Johnson introduced European modernism--the sleek, glass-and-steel architecture that now dominates our cities--to America, and mentored generations of architects, designers, and artists to follow. He defined the era of "starchitecture" with its flamboyant buildings and celebrity designers who esteemed aesthetics and style above all other concerns. But Johnson was also a man of deep paradoxes: he was a Nazi sympathizer, a designer of synagogues, an enfant terrible into his old age, a populist, and a snob. His clients ranged from the Rockefellers to televangelists to Donald Trump.Award-winning architectural critic and biographer Mark Lamster's THE MAN IN THE GLASS HOUSE lifts the veil on Johnson's controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man. A rollercoaster tale of the perils of wealth, privilege, and ambition, this book probes the dynamics of American culture that made him so powerful, and tells the story of the built environment in modern America.

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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Volume 7

Pdf History How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Volume 7

Pdf:How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Volume 7.With Diablo learning of a ritual passed down by the Dark Elves that may be able to remove the remnants of the Demon Lord's soul still slumbering within Rem's body, he tags along despite her insistence to solve her personal problems on her own (out of concern of course—it has nothing to do with the Dark Elves having gigantic breasts according to the game! R-Right...?)But a tragic injustice they had suffered in the past looms over them, making the Dark Elves hostile to the other races. Diablo steels himself for battle as bow and arrow are nocked against him:"Your petty grudges do not concern me. Obey my orders!"Meanwhile, Shera must marry a male Elf to become the Kingdom of Greenwood’s new queen!?Will the Elven Kingdom be overthrown by Diablo's great magic!?This is the seventh volume of the adventure of an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!

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R. Crumb: Bible of Filth

Pdf History R. Crumb: Bible of Filth

Pdf:R. Crumb: Bible of Filth.About the Author Born in Philadelphia in 1943, R. Crumb has used the popular medium of the comic book to address the absurdity of social conventions, political disillusionment, irony, racial and gender stereotypes, sexual fantasies, and fetishes. Inspired by Thomas Nast, Honoré Daumier, T.S. Sullivant, and James Gillray, amongst others, his drawings offer a satirical critique of modern consumer culture and seem to possess an outsider’s perspective―a self-conscious stance, which Crumb often relates to his personal life. Read more

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Douglas Kent's Complete Shibari: Land: 1

Pdf History Douglas Kent's Complete Shibari: Land: 1

Pdf:Douglas Kent's Complete Shibari: Land: 1.About the Author Douglas Kent is the award winning author of The Better Built Bondage Book and has been active in the BDSM community for over a decade - tying up pretty much anybody he can get his hands on... He is passionate about sharing his love of kink and Shibari; and hopes that his Complete Shibari series will make the beautiful and sensual art of rope bondage accessible to everyone. Read more

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Sweet Erotica No.11: Adult Picture Book (SweetErotica)

Pdf History Sweet Erotica No.11: Adult Picture Book (SweetErotica)

Pdf:Sweet Erotica No.11: Adult Picture Book (SweetErotica).Sweet Erotica is all about beautiful, sensual & sexy women- presented to you in uncensored, real perfect & pretty fashion. ====================-There is no nudity in this series, yes you read it right… nudes, pics of ladies with big boobs or breasts and their body fully exposed simply isn’t what Sweet Erotica is about. That said, these books are still rated for adults. There isn’t anything sexually explicit or hardcore depicted in these images, just beautiful models in nice glamour shots… hot girls, women of your fantasy, females full of delight! ====================-Photography is an art form and photos are the art. Our pictures are high quality and always wonderful. Take a moment to check out the preview if you’re curious to discover what Sweet Erotica has to offer.

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Chronicles of Eden - Season 1 Artbook

Pdf History Chronicles of Eden - Season 1 Artbook

Pdf:Chronicles of Eden - Season 1 Artbook.The complete book art collection for Season 1 of Chronicles of Eden. This expansive, full colored tome contains all character artwork from the heroes, villains, and everyone in-between that appears in the first 12 books of the lewd monstergirl light novel series. With a complete listing of all major and minor characters encountered in the story, including those that never had illustrations made of them before, you'll have the entire cast of Chronicles of Eden: Season 1 in your hands plus much, much more! With additional fanservice illustrations, early concept artwork, and pages and pages of extras, this is a must-have for any fan or reader of Chronicles of Eden. Whether you're a new reader, current, or are just interested in lovely, sexy monstergirls, this is the collection you've been waiting for.

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Flowers of Perversion: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco (Strange Attractor Press) (Volume 2)

Pdf History Flowers of Perversion: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco (Strange Attractor Press) (Volume 2)

Pdf:Flowers of Perversion: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco (Strange Attractor Press) (Volume 2).About the Author Stephen Thrower is the acclaimed author of Beyond Terror: the Films of Lucio Fulci and the groundbreaking Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents. He is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative historians of exploitation and underground cinema writing today. Julian Grainger has written for Shock Xpress and Sight and Sound, and is coauthor of Cannibal Holocaustand theSavage Cinema of Ruggero Deodato. Read more

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Cocks Only Sex Coloring Book for Adults: 33 Funny and Naughty Pictures of Cocks to Color Designed with Leaves, Henna, Mandala and Paisley Patterns (Printed on Black Paper) (Volume 1)

Pdf History Cocks Only Sex Coloring Book for Adults: 33 Funny and Naughty Pictures of Cocks to Color Designed with Leaves, Henna, Mandala and Paisley Patterns (Printed on Black Paper) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Cocks Only Sex Coloring Book for Adults: 33 Funny and Naughty Pictures of Cocks to Color Designed with Leaves, Henna, Mandala and Paisley Patterns (Printed on Black Paper) (Volume 1).LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT! Great value (Regular $ 10.39 ) NEW 33 Unique Cock Pictures with Designs on Black Paper ! For hot minded grown ups! Best selling adult coloring book printed on black paper. Using this beautiful bed night time edition will make your designs vibrant with color. The perfect way to cool down and relax for those with a subversive and irreverent sense of humor and erotic scent. *Please know that our book contains erotic positions and is not intended for children. Cocks Only Sex Coloring Book for Adults: Contains Funny Pictures of Cocks. Beautiful & Unique Stress Relief Designs To Color. Each Coloring Page is designed for Fun and Relaxation. Each Coloring Page is printed on a separate sheet to avoid bleed through. The Variety of Pages Ensure There is Something for Every Skill Level.. 33 Naughty Penis Coloring Book : Original and hand drawn illustrations Fantastic gift for anyone with a sense of humor Sized to frame at 8.5" x 11" Single-Sided Pages Printed on black paper TAGS: erotic word coloring, erotic men coloring, dicks, cocks, penis, gay colorng book, fitness coloring book, erotica coloring, erotics book, sex positions coloring book, Kamasutra coloring book, Kamasutra book, Sex adult coloring book, Erotic mandala, Erotic gifts, adult erotic book, sex journal, black coloring book, Kamasutra adult coloring, sexy designs, meditation, relaxation, bed time coloring

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Tom of Finland (Multilingual Edition)

Pdf History Tom of Finland (Multilingual Edition)

Pdf:Tom of Finland (Multilingual Edition).Review “…the Holy Writ of all Tom of Finland books…” (theparisreview.org) Read more About the Author Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book editor. Her 60+ books for TASCHEN include The Art of Pin-up and Psychedelic Sex. She lives in Los Angeles. Read more

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Sexy Girls Coloring Book: Grayscale Coloring Book for Adults

Pdf History Sexy Girls Coloring Book: Grayscale Coloring Book for Adults

Pdf:Sexy Girls Coloring Book: Grayscale Coloring Book for Adults.This Sexy Pin Up Girls coloring book for adults contains 36 detailed hand drawn coloring pages with sexy woman pics.Coloring is a great way to meditate and unwind from the stresses of your day. Believe There Is Good In The World. Download Printable Pinup girl coloring book and Color over all of the varying shades of gray and make the beauties come to life. Grab your favorite colors (pencils, markers, pens or crayons), find a quiet place, relax and de-stress with this decorative relaxing coloring book. Enjoy!

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The Little Book of Butts

Pdf History The Little Book of Butts

Pdf:The Little Book of Butts.About the Author Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book editor. Her 60+ books for TASCHEN include The Art of Pin-up and Psychedelic Sex. She lives in Los Angeles. Read more

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Sheer City Bisexual Babes – Layna & Nicki Get Wet & Wild: 129 Photos of Amateur XXX Nude Teen College Girls

Pdf History Sheer City Bisexual Babes – Layna & Nicki Get Wet & Wild: 129 Photos of Amateur XXX Nude Teen College Girls

Pdf:Sheer City Bisexual Babes – Layna & Nicki Get Wet & Wild: 129 Photos of Amateur XXX Nude Teen College Girls.This Kindle e-book features college babes Layna Landry & Nicki Ortega. They are some sweet girls that are ready to get wet and wild. They playfully remove each other’s bikinis to reveal their tits and pussies. You can tell they admire each other as they lather up and clean up in all the right places! This is a Sheer City Mega-Photo Gallery – they couldn’t get enough so we just kept clicking!This book is for ADULTS only. It features 129 high-resolution nude photos that are not censored or edited. You will be VERY PLEASED with your purchase if you are a fan of Young Naked Women who are happy to show off for the camera! All photos are of the model on the cover who is 18 years or older. View More Kindle e-books of Naked Women at SheerCity.com

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Naked Girls of Photography - Kristal: Series 1 - 45 Color Photos

Pdf History Naked Girls of Photography - Kristal: Series 1 - 45 Color Photos

Pdf:Naked Girls of Photography - Kristal: Series 1 - 45 Color Photos.Naked Girls of PhotographyKristal - Series 1This collection of professional photographs contains 45 color pictures of model Kristal.Kristal is a explosion of sexy. She's hot, young, and stripping her clothes off for you.This book contains only photographs, no words or stories.THIS BOOK CONTAINS FULL NUDITY18+ ONLYAll photographs professionally shot in full color.

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30 Millennia of Erotic Art (30 Millennia of Art)

Pdf History 30 Millennia of Erotic Art (30 Millennia of Art)

Pdf:30 Millennia of Erotic Art (30 Millennia of Art).About the Author Klaus H. Carl is the author of numerous works on the history of great cities, and is also a well-known photographer of flora and fauna. A teacher by profession, he is currently devoting himself to a monumental History of Art.Victoria Charles received her Ph.D. in art history. She has published extensively on art history and has contributed to Art Information, an international guide to contemporary art. She is a regular contributor to journals and magazines.Hans-Jürgen Döpp taught for a number of years at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, where he held a chair of psychoanalytical interpretation, as well as the cultural history of erotic art. For the past thirty years, he has been an avid collector of erotic art and has gained international recognition through various exhibitions and publications. Joe A.Thomas is an associate professor at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. His research is centered especially on the representation of sexuality, and he is currently researching the role of eroticism in Pop Art.  Read more

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Complete Shibari Volume 2: Sky

Pdf History Complete Shibari Volume 2: Sky

Pdf:Complete Shibari Volume 2: Sky.About the Author Douglas Kent is the award winning author of The Better Built Bondage Book and has been active in the BDSM community for over a decade - tying up pretty much anybody he can get his hands on... He is passionate about sharing his love of kink and Shibari; and hopes that his Complete Shibari series will make the beautiful and sensual art of rope bondage accessible to everyone. Read more

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50's Smut: Dirty Magazine Covers

Pdf History 50's Smut: Dirty Magazine Covers

Pdf:50's Smut: Dirty Magazine Covers.Men's Magazine covers from the 30's to the 70's.All those wonderful magazines sold under the counter or in plastic wrap. When "porn" was innocent and mainly in the imagination. Trampy girls not even close to naked and how exciting they were.

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Bruce Sargeant and His Circle: Figure and Form

Pdf History Bruce Sargeant and His Circle: Figure and Form

Pdf:Bruce Sargeant and His Circle: Figure and Form.Review 'The imaginary Bruce Sargeant is actually one of the many alter egos of artist Mark Beard, who envisioned Bruce as his gay great-uncle. A homoerotic masterpiece with a twist, the book features the work of Bruce and his close circle.' -- Queer Filter.com Read more About the Author Bruce Sargeant's work is featured in Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship stores thanks to the efforts of Mark Beard, a painter who resides in New York City.Thomas Sokolowski is the director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia. Read more

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Postdigital Artisans: Craftsmanship With a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture

Pdf History Postdigital Artisans: Craftsmanship With a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture

Pdf:Postdigital Artisans: Craftsmanship With a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture.From the Inside Flap Digital technology has irreversibly changed the way in which we see, think and act on the world. It’s estimated that the Internet now absorbs around half our waking attention, and more people are gazing into a screen at this moment than are looking out of a window. But as we are drawn deeper into a symbiotic relationship with the digital, there is a growing desire for more tactile, immersive experiences. Touch screens are not enough: people want to actually touch, and be touched in return.It’s in this context that we should see the ‘postdigital artisans’ of this book. Deeply influenced by the digital world in which we live, they reject a purely screen-based approach, and warn against a reliance on automated manufacturing processes such as 3D printing. Instead, they call for a return to craft in the digital age, and are making tactile objects from clay, metal, glass and wood. This is not a rejection of new technology, and there is no sense of nostalgia in their work. The opportunities and aesthetics of the digital age are embraced here, but the technological honeymoon is over for these artisans, who place materials back at the heart of art, design, fashion and architecture.Postdigital Artisans profiles 60 contemporary artists and designers, accompanied by rich illustrations of their work. Essays and interviews with leading figures such as Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nathan Jurgenson and Glenn Adamson also throw light on the subject of postdigital creativity, from visual art to architecture, urban planning to design. Read more From the Back Cover Digital technology has irreversibly changed the way in which we see, think and act on the world. It’s estimated that the Internet now absorbs around half our waking attention, and more people are gazing into a screen at this moment than are looking out of a window. But as we are drawn deeper into a symbiotic relationship with the digital, there is a growing desire for more tactile, immersive experiences. Touch screens are not enough: people want to actually touch, and be touched in return. It’s in this context that we should see the ‘postdigital artisans’ of this book. Deeply influenced by the digital world in which we live, they reject a purely screen-based approach, and warn against a reliance on automated manufacturing processes such as 3D printing. Instead, they call for a return to craft in the digital age, and are making tactile objects from clay, metal, glass and wood. This is not a rejection of new technology, and there is no sense of nostalgia in their work. The opportunities and aesthetics of the digital age are embraced here, but the technological honeymoon is over for these artisans, who place materials back at the heart of art, design, fashion and architecture. Postdigital Artisans profiles 60 contemporary artists and designers, accompanied by rich illustrations of their work. Essays and interviews with leading figures such as Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nathan Jurgenson and Glenn Adamson also throw light on the subject of postdigital creativity, from visual art to architecture, urban planning to design. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Secrets from the Experts: How to Draw Erotic Anime: Secrets to Drawing Erotic Anime (Volume 1)

Pdf History Secrets from the Experts: How to Draw Erotic Anime: Secrets to Drawing Erotic Anime (Volume 1)

Pdf:Secrets from the Experts: How to Draw Erotic Anime: Secrets to Drawing Erotic Anime (Volume 1).Anyone who can hold the pencil can start drawing amazing Erotic Anime . Learn to draw Various Erotic Anime drawing Using this special Step by Step techniques. Using this Step by Step tutorial you can learn to draw different types of items in Erotic Anime. This book teaches you to draw Erotic Anime. By the end of this book an artist is developed within you to draw varieties of things from Erotic Anime.

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Bettie Page: Queen of Curves

Pdf History Bettie Page: Queen of Curves

Pdf:Bettie Page: Queen of Curves.Review 'More than 250 previously unpublished photos by Ms. Yeager are collected in the coffee-table book Bettie Page: Queen of Curves, with text by Petra Mason, to appear in October.' -New York Times“…Bettie Page: Queen of Curves, features previously unreleased photos of Page. Indeed, you’ll notice that one of the many things that sets Page apart is her expert grasp of how to accentuate her 'holy shit!' figure. She was often lifting, reaching, stretching, twisting, and rejoicing. Maybe it's this obvious confidence and unabashed joy — all despite the many challenges Page faced in her impoverished, abusive childhood — that makes Bettie so appealing to women. In fact, women make up the majority of Page’s fan base, according to filmmaker Mark Mori, director of the documentary Bettie Page Reveals All. She inspires females of all sizes and shapes to embrace and express who they are, as they are.” –Refinery29'Last year, Miami’s Bunny Yeager Studio opened, and the photographer was working on a collection of never-before-seen Page shots, called Bettie Page: Queen of Curves, which will be published in September to coincide with the 60th anniversary of their first photo session...' -The Daily Beast“You Have To Own…Queen Of Curves is the application of Bunny’s philosophy and talent put to the test. Two titans of vintage photography –both models, both renowned by then– working together. I thought I’d seen what there was to see of Bettie Page, but the book is full of never before seen shots culled by Mason directly from Yeager’s archives. The curation is gorgeous, the layout is a mid-century minimalist homage, and there are over 250 pages of photos of all kinds. Petra’s work here is impeccable. The result is an astounding look at the confidence of two professionals in their prime. It’s an astounding look at the most iconic pin-up model ever, though the eyes of another, iconic, model.” –American Standard Time'Wowza! Simultaneously nostalgic and playfully sexy, these prints-the outcome of th famed artist-muse pairing of photographer Yeager and model Page - are hallmarks of the pinup era.' –Entertainment Weekly   “Bettie Page: Queen of Curves. Sun, sand and sexuality: Model Bettie Page and photographer Bunny Yeager were a match made in pinup heaven. Historian Petra Mason celebrates the unforgettable collaboration between the famous brunette with the bangs and Yeager…” –Miami Hearald“Here to give you all the good, Bettie Page, a giant book of photographs featuring the famous pinup and Playboy model as seen through the ever-judicious lens of Bunny Yeager…Just a little something for you to keep on your Bettie Page table…” –UrbanDaddy  “Bettie Page Queen of Curves has captured the spirit of a woman who captured the essence of beauty in the middle of last century. The Page book particularly underscores Yeagar’s contribution to popular culture, reflecting and enhancing the apposite charms of the only woman who could be said to rival Marilyn Monroe for iconic, universal sex symbol status…her shots of Bettie Page say as much about the photographer as they do about the model.” –Issue Magazine Read more About the Author Petra Mason is a cultural historian and creative director who regularly contributes to various publications and partners with Books & Books Press. She is the author of several books, including Bunny Yeager's Darkroom. Her photographic installations include: The Glass House Icon Project in New York. Bunny Yeager is a pinup photographer celebrated for her playfully erotic photos and credited with making Bettie Page a household name. Read more

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Freshmen 2017

Pdf History Freshmen 2017

Pdf:Freshmen 2017.They might be young, but they’re anything but innocent! Here are Bel Ami’s most charming Kinky Angels, captured on their way to becoming stunning men. They like each other a lot, and so will you.

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Cocktastic! Colourful Cocks: Willies in Art ? A hilarious & naughty coloring book

Pdf History Cocktastic! Colourful Cocks: Willies in Art ? A hilarious & naughty coloring book

Pdf:Cocktastic! Colourful Cocks: Willies in Art ? A hilarious & naughty coloring book.*UPDATED* Oct 2018 It’s even more Cocktastic! Looking for a fun colouring book or a gift for someone who might appreciate a book full of artistic willies? 2018 will be Cocktastic! - A hilarious Valentine, Secret Santa, Mothers Day surprise, Hen night gift?Ella Cottons hilarious ‘Cocktastic! Colourful Cocks’ could be the book for you. Each beautifully designed black & white illustration depicts a famous male member taken from the world of Art ready for colouring.This is extreme mindfulness!Cocks found inside the book include:Michelangelo’s DavidMedieval Nuns harvesting from the cock treeRoman winged penisesFlower cocksBhutanese knob dragons And many more! Ward off the ‘Evil Eye’ with these wonderful willies and their illuminating descriptions. Feel relaxed and amused while carefully colouring cock.Please note: ‘Rubbing this book will not make it bigger…’ Updated version now incudes new artwork Why not check out Ella's companion books:Cocktastic! Christmas Cocks - ISBN 978-1979360074 'Pussytastic! Colourful names for Ladybits' – ISBN 978-1545518533To see more of Ella’s illustrations please visit: retroinc.co.uk

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Young Exotic Beauties

Pdf History Young Exotic Beauties

Pdf:Young Exotic Beauties.Review Sunshine, drinks and sexy girls! Sun-kissed young beauties with tasty butts vivaciously reveal their perfect curves. Caution! Heat strokes and rapid growth of palm trees! Read more About the Author Richard Lopes, born in Bueos Aires, lifes in Los Angels, London and Prag. Lopes works primaly for international life style magazines and stock agencies. Read more

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Melting: Illustrations of Makiko Sugawa

Pdf History Melting: Illustrations of Makiko Sugawa

Pdf:Melting: Illustrations of Makiko Sugawa.Makiko Sugawa takes the beauty of a simple line to a whole new level. Her beautiful women are lithe and languid, lounging in pretty lingerie and lace. Also features many ball-jointed dolls and "The Story of Nii and Meme" with English text by Yoshimaru Takahashi and illustrations by Makiko Sugawa."Melting" is divided into four sections: Melting, Lock Doll, Un-dress, and Lace Queen. All drawings are monochrome on creamy butter colored paper.

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Kinky Lingerie Girls

Pdf History Kinky Lingerie Girls

Pdf:Kinky Lingerie Girls.Review 'It's a gift that few photographers have: the ability to capture the warmth, sexuality and intensity of a beautiful woman in her prime. It's this ability that makes Holly a standout in her field.' - Read more About the Author Holly was born on Sept. 5th 1978. Holly took her first photography course at the age of 12. After graduating from high school she got a job at the film counter at Samys Camera in Santa Barabara. Soon her job there encouraged her to attend the prestigious photography school Brooks Institute. After a year and a half of study, she decided to move back to LA where she enrolled in and graduated from UCLA in September 2003 with a degree in World Literature. After that Holly immersed herself completely in photography and has been working as a contribute writer for several adult magazines. Read more

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Pin-Up: Good Girls and Bad Girls

Pdf History Pin-Up: Good Girls and Bad Girls

Pdf:Pin-Up: Good Girls and Bad Girls.About the Author Maly Siri is a painter and an illustrator. She was born in France in 1985. After graduating from the Émile Cohl School of Lyon in 2006, she published comics and illustrations for Akileos, Dupuis, Le Lombard (French publishing houses). Touched by aesthetics and elegance of a universe that has been polished by the patina of time, Maly found herself in a pictorial genre in harmony with her tastes and passions: the pin-up girl. In 2009, she moved in Montreal, where her international 'pin-up artist' career took off: as requested by the British high fashion house Vivienne Westwood, she designs, in 2010, the muse of perfume Naughty Alice. Then the brand Playboy offers her to give life to two new muses for Play It Pin-up and perfume Play It Sexy, respectively in 2013 and 2014. In this book, she pays tribute to two of her models: Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese Read more

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Best of Bizarre (TASCHEN Icons Series)

Pdf History Best of Bizarre (TASCHEN Icons Series)

Pdf:Best of Bizarre (TASCHEN Icons Series).A compendium of highlights from John Willie's esoteric bondage magazine, 'Bizarre', which was published erratically between 1946 and 1959. All 26 cover images and a selection of pages from each issue are included. A wild bonanza of bizarre ideas, concepts, and costumes. Read more

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Playboy's Girlfriends

Pdf History Playboy's Girlfriends

Pdf:Playboy's Girlfriends.Have you ever wondered how wonderful it would be to enjoy the most beautiful women who posed nude with their friends, sisters or girlfriends? How cool would it be to enjoy the photos of hot and daring Brazilian girls? This book brings everything you're looking for. It is a compilation with the best editions of Playboy and Sexy magazine. It displays the most stunning photo shoots that has as a plot the love and friendship with benefits between provocative and uninhibited girls.

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Sex Positions Coloring Book for Adults: 33 Pictures of Sex Positions to Color: (Printed on Black Paper) Designed witla and Leaves, Henna, Manda Paisley Patterns (Erotic Coloring Book) (Volume 1)

Pdf History Sex Positions Coloring Book for Adults: 33 Pictures of Sex Positions to Color: (Printed on Black Paper) Designed witla and Leaves, Henna, Manda Paisley Patterns (Erotic Coloring Book) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Sex Positions Coloring Book for Adults: 33 Pictures of Sex Positions to Color: (Printed on Black Paper) Designed witla and Leaves, Henna, Manda Paisley Patterns (Erotic Coloring Book) (Volume 1).LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT! Great value (Regular $ 10.39 ) NEW 33 Unique Kamasutra Sex Positions with Designs on Black Paper ! For hot minded grown ups! Best selling adult coloring book printed on black paper. Using this beautiful bed night time edition will make your designs vibrant with color. The perfect way to cool down and relax for those with a subversive and irreverent sense of humor and erotic scent. *Please know that our book contains erotic positions and is not intended for children. Sex Positions Coloring Book for Adults Contains 33 Pictures of different sex positions. Beautiful & Unique Stress Relief Designs To Color. Each Coloring Page is designed for Fun and Relaxation. Each Coloring Page is printed on a separate sheet to avoid bleed through. The Variety of Pages Ensure There is Something for Every Skill Level.. 33 Naughty Poses Coloring Book : Original and hand drawn illustrations Fantastic gift for anyone with a sense of humor Sized to frame at 8.5" x 11" Single-Sided Pages Printed on black paper TAGS: erotic word coloring, erotic men coloring, boobs, dicks, cocks, penis, gay colorng book, fitness coloring book, erotica coloring, erotics book, sex positions coloring book, Kamasutra coloring book, Kamasutra book, Sex adult coloring book, Erotic mandala, Erotic gifts, adult erotic book, sex journal, black coloring book, Kamasutra adult coloring, sexy designs, meditation, relaxation, bed time coloring

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The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women

Pdf History The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women

Pdf:The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women.About the Author Christa Meola has enjoyed life behind the camera since she was six years old. Her childhood passion has developed into a career. She opened a photography studio in Los Angeles, began teaching fellow professional photographers, and traveled internationally for commissioned portraits. While her sensibility has matured to reflect the soul of a woman, her child-like sense of adventure and exuberant spirit remains. A born and raised Jersey girl, Christa currently lives and works in New York City. She offers online workshops during the year as well as private photo shoots and Boudoir Parties. You can find out more about Christa and these great opportunities on her blog at ChristaMeola.com. Read more

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Sweeter Gwen: Eric Stanton's Homage to John Willie (Vintage Fetish Classics) (Volume 1)

Pdf History Sweeter Gwen: Eric Stanton's Homage to John Willie (Vintage Fetish Classics) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Sweeter Gwen: Eric Stanton's Homage to John Willie (Vintage Fetish Classics) (Volume 1).Eric Stanton's personal favorite comic caper was also a loving (if crackpot) homage to John Willie’s legendary damsel-in-distress creation, Sweet Gwendoline. Stanton delivers a Mad magazine-like sendup of Willie’s original, complete with Will Elder-like funny business. And yet even with all this slapstick, Stanton’s female leads, including the imperious Countess, the pliant Gaga and the innocent Gwen, are as gorgeous as any he’s ever drawn, and the fetish wear, bondage play, and femme-on-femme fights are as rousing as ever. Stanton’s pencils were inked by Steve Ditko, who also contributed some original art, while the two toyed with the creation of Spider-Man in the spring of 1962. This special edition was reconstructed from archival material, correcting earlier printings and designed to display the risqué humor of Stanton's art. Learn more (copy & paste): fethistory.blogspot.com/2018/03/sweeter-gwen-is-back-eric-stantons.html===============Tags: Eric Stanton, Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground, Steve Ditko, John Willie, Leonard Burtman, Bettie Page, vintage fetish art, 1960s, The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline, Sweet Gwendoline, Sweeter Gwen, Gwen Stacy

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Restraint (KINBAKU photo book)

Pdf History Restraint (KINBAKU photo book)

Pdf:Restraint (KINBAKU photo book).Total 25 KINBAKU photos. "Kinbaku" is Japanese rope bondage. Sometimes called "Shibari". In a Japanese-style Tatami room, wearing a red kimono slip. Bound starting from the upper body, and then suspended. * About me *Name: Yuki SakuraiPlace of Birth: Tokyo, JapanCareer: Japanese e-book writer, Kinbaku model

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Princess KC's Foot Fetish Photo Collection Vol #1: Feet Pics Gallery #1

Pdf History Princess KC's Foot Fetish Photo Collection Vol #1: Feet Pics Gallery #1

Pdf:Princess KC's Foot Fetish Photo Collection Vol #1: Feet Pics Gallery #1.Hey, I’m Princess KC and this is my first foot fetish eBook collection, which includes 100s of original photos of my bare feet, all taken by me or by my friends. This is not just an image search pasted into an eBook and stolen from the web. Every photo in here depicts me and my big, beautiful, size 11 feet!This isn’t some random dude with a collection of foot photos who’s trying to sell them to you. These are all 100% my hard work and effort spanning almost an entire decade. You’ll know it’s my feet from the tiny star tattoo on my left foot, which is visible in most photos. I try to always have the star showing for any nay-sayers out there that doubt a woman could really be interested enough in this fetish to maintain her own site for so long. Coupled with my love for web design, creativity, BDSM and kink culture, and of course being spoiled and adored, you can rest assured knowing it’s all me running the show!After taking photos of my feet almost every day for nearly 10 years, I’ve created quite the collection of my feet. I’ve been a foot fetish blogger on a site I started originally back in 2007, and have maintained completely on my own ever since. It helped that I started as a web designer and photographer, and took those skills into doing this on the side. I’ve had over 1 million views with thousands of regular readers from across the globe, many of whom send me gifts (especially high heels!) and donations for appreciation of being able to adore my perfect feet. It’s been a really fun adventure that’s allowed me to travel, meet interesting people, and have my toes adored both near and far! This is my first in the photo collections that I’ll be releasing. Almost every single photo has never been seen before on my blog or elsewhere. I’ve had so many that most of them were held captive — until now!This first photo book is a compilation spanning many years. I focused on bare feet and sandals in this edition, and I diligently collected thousands of images and chose many that have never been seen before. Some images are better than others, because I took almost all myself and it wasn't always the best cameras. You’ll see my appearance, especially my hair, change a lot. I like to mix it up, and I also love to wear wigs. Every single photo in this album, except when friends appear with me, are of me and belong to me. I am the only one who’s ever worked on this project.I worked many hours on this eBook and it features well over 100 photos of my bare feet, soles, and toes in many different positions and angles, and from lots of interesting locations through out my world travels including Europe, Australia, Asia and the US. Please leave a review if you like the album, and it will encourage me to keep putting out more for you to view on your iPhone or other mobile phone, iPad or other tablet, PC, Mac, Kindle, iBook, or other eReader device! At the end, I’ve included my contact details for you to submit your own ideas for future photos for me to shoot and include in future releases! I’ll release many more including one for past, current and future photos featuring foot slaves worshiping my feet, socks, nylons, heels, boots, foot travel, etc. I’m open to ideas for new photos. I already have some pretty wild ideas in the works that you’re not likely to ever find anywhere else!

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#NSFW Totally Naughty Coloring Book (Volume 1)

Pdf History #NSFW Totally Naughty Coloring Book (Volume 1)

Pdf:#NSFW Totally Naughty Coloring Book (Volume 1).About the Author SheVibe.com has always been a bit of an anomaly in the sex toy world. Incorporating original artwork and comics throughout their site, they focus on having fun, while also providing a superior shopping experience. The impetus of the adult coloring book presented the perfect opportunity for them to reach an even wider audience. So grab your crayons and colored pencils, pick your favorite sexy scene, and re-imagine it as only you can. You can hang your best work on our refrigerator! Read more

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Big Cocks Coloring Book For Adults : Over 30 Penis & Dick Inspired Dirty, Naughty Coloring Pages With Floral, Paisley, Mandala & Doodle Designs for ... Sided Pages (Coloring Books For Adults)

Pdf History Big Cocks Coloring Book For Adults : Over 30 Penis & Dick Inspired Dirty, Naughty Coloring Pages With Floral, Paisley, Mandala & Doodle Designs for ... Sided Pages (Coloring Books For Adults)

Pdf:Big Cocks Coloring Book For Adults : Over 30 Penis & Dick Inspired Dirty, Naughty Coloring Pages With Floral, Paisley, Mandala & Doodle Designs for ... Sided Pages (Coloring Books For Adults).Big Cocks Coloring Book For Adults packed with over 30 Penis and Dick inspired designs. Featuring a range of patterns from floral, paisley, mandala, doodle and abstract. Perfect for stress relief and relaxation. Why stress it out when you can color these dicks, explicit detail on some of the images mean that they are NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN or KIDS. Only for adults, they are funny and rude, dirty and filthy but you will have a great time coloring them all in. Some of the designs are very complex and will take hours to complete whilst others are a little easier so that you can color them and receive quicker gratification. This Big Cocks Coloring Book for Adults makes a great gag gift for Christmas or any birthday, leaving gift or just for a friend who loves cocks. Big book of cocks, 8.5 x 11" so plenty of room for your artwork. Only printed on one side so you can carefully remove, frame and gift your cocks. There will also be no bleed through. Crisp white quality paper.You know you want to..... so go on, order your Big Cocks Coloring Book for Adults today! Hide it though or someone will take it from you!

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Fun with Mary

Pdf History Fun with Mary

Pdf:Fun with Mary.The best photobooks, very beautiful and liberal models, we worked hard to collect the best for our readers, hope you will enjoy it as we do.We selected the most gorgeous liberated models to strip naked and take photos of them for the lovers of beautiful naked body.All the models above the age of 18, and all the books aimed for adults audience only due to the nudity in the books.

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Penis Coloring Book For Adults Midnight Edition: Cock Coloring Book For Adults Containing 40 Stress Relieving Funny Dick Coloring Pages In a Paisley, ... (Dick Coloring Books For Adults) (Volume 2)

Pdf History Penis Coloring Book For Adults Midnight Edition: Cock Coloring Book For Adults Containing 40 Stress Relieving Funny Dick Coloring Pages In a Paisley, ... (Dick Coloring Books For Adults) (Volume 2)

Pdf:Penis Coloring Book For Adults Midnight Edition: Cock Coloring Book For Adults Containing 40 Stress Relieving Funny Dick Coloring Pages In a Paisley, ... (Dick Coloring Books For Adults) (Volume 2).Are you looking for a hilarious hen party gift or funny birthday present? Then Look no further than this cocktastic coloring book for adults! Great value dick coloring book containing 40 rude coloring pages based on the specific intimate part of the human anatomy. Color your perfect penis with this hilarious cock coloring book for grown-ups! Containing 40 beautiful paisley, henna, mandala and zentangle designs to help you color away any stress you may have. This book is the perfect gift for either yourself or as a naughty birthday present or hen party gift. This funny coloring book is sure to get a laugh no matter the occasion. Why not consider giving it so someone as a funny valentine's day gift? Each of the beautifully illustrated design inside this book is printed single sided, which not only lets you easily remove the pages to color and frame, so you can hang your works of art, but to also help prevent bleed through so you won't have to worry about ruining any of the other penis coloring pages within this book. This also allows you to use a variety of mediums on your willy coloring pages. This includes coloring pencils, pens, markers and crayons to name a few. The Cock inspired coloring pages inside this book range in complexity, from simple easy to color designs, to more complex detailed coloring pages for the more experienced coloring book users. You are sure to have a blast with this cocktastic coloring book!

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Sheer City Bisexual Babes – Ava & Serena are Hot For Each Other: 60 Photos of Small Boobs XXX Nude Shaved Pussy College Girls

Pdf History Sheer City Bisexual Babes – Ava & Serena are Hot For Each Other: 60 Photos of Small Boobs XXX Nude Shaved Pussy College Girls

Pdf:Sheer City Bisexual Babes – Ava & Serena are Hot For Each Other: 60 Photos of Small Boobs XXX Nude Shaved Pussy College Girls.This Kindle e-book features teen vixens Ava Taylor and Serena Torres. They are both seductive and petite, and have an appetite for other girls! It doesn’t take these two babes long to take off all of their clothes while they caress each other’s soft skin. They’re hot definitely for each other!This book is for ADULTS only. It features 60 high-resolution nude photos that are not censored or edited. You will be VERY PLEASED with your purchase if you are a fan of Young Naked Women who are happy to show off for the camera! All photos are of the model on the cover who is 18 years or older. View More Kindle e-books of Naked Women at SheerCity.com

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199 Vaginas: The Ultimate Photo Collection

Pdf History 199 Vaginas: The Ultimate Photo Collection

Pdf:199 Vaginas: The Ultimate Photo Collection.Vaginas, vaginas, and even MORE vaginas. Feel like a gynecologist when you see how close some of these photos take you to the love canal, also known as the "pussy". These color pictures range from three inches away to three feet away. Men and lesbians alike will love comparing the different vagina pictures, all fully nude / naked, all in full color. There are wrinkly vaginas, smooth vaginas, hairy vaginas, shaved vaginas, puffy vaginas, and shrunken vaginas... open vaginas, and closed vaginas.... pale colored vaginas, rich deep colored vaginas.... This is an 5 by 8 book with two pictures per page, so these certainly bring the vagina to life. Don't think of this as XXX Sex Porn, think of it as beautiful feminine erotic art. All shapes, sizes, and colors are in this book, a compelling collection of women from around the world. No actual sex, but WARNING; VERY GRAPHIC NUDITY.

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Shunga: Stages of Desire

Pdf History Shunga: Stages of Desire

Pdf:Shunga: Stages of Desire.About the Author Stephan Jost is the director, Shawn Eichman is curator of Asian art, and Stephen Salel is the Robert F. Lange Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Read more

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Expressive Flower Painting: Simple Mixed Media Techniques for Bold Beautiful Blooms

Pdf History Expressive Flower Painting: Simple Mixed Media Techniques for Bold Beautiful Blooms

Pdf:Expressive Flower Painting: Simple Mixed Media Techniques for Bold Beautiful Blooms.Review Whipple's enthusiasm and optimism infuse the book...All levels will enjoy this unique approach to a popular subject. - Cloth, Paper, Scissors Read more About the Author Lynn Whipple was born and raised in beautiful Winter Park, Florida, where she spent most of her time outdoors, climbing trees, making things with her hands, and collecting odd bits from nature. Surrounded by books, art, and music it seemed logical that she would grow up to be an artist, just like her mother and beloved grandfather. Lynn, after a seven-year stint as an art director, prop master, and set decorator for Nickelodeon Studios, has been a full time professional artist for the past 24 years. Lynn resides in Winter Park, Florida and shares studio space with her husband, artist John Whipple. They create art along side 25 other artist in a shared warehouse space called McRae Art Studios, which was founded by the Whipple family in 1987. Lynn's work has been featured in over a 20 art books, numerous magazines, newspapers, and on dozens of blogs. Lynn's work has won many awards over the years as she travels nationally to show her work at juried art shows, galleries, and museums. She is recipient of two Individual Artist Fellowship Grants from the State of Florida Department of Cultural affairs, one in 2001 and one in 2005, as well as a Central Florida Individual Artist Development Grant in 2011. Lynn divides her time between making original artwork and teaching workshops both online and in person. Please visit her website at www.lynnwhipple.com Read more

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A Magical Journal For Horse Lovers: A Coloring Journal

Pdf History A Magical Journal For Horse Lovers: A Coloring Journal

Pdf:A Magical Journal For Horse Lovers: A Coloring Journal.Review Absolutely love this. Paper quality is great for colored pencils. There is plenty of space on each page to write down notes or draw. I am choosing to use it to write different horse quotes in the blank space. I cannot wait to start filling it in with all of my favorite quotes related to horses. I have the artists addition, the first one and the second one as well. I love all of them!!! --Reviewer Read more

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Watercolor Made Easy: 30-Minute Landscapes

Pdf History Watercolor Made Easy: 30-Minute Landscapes

Pdf:Watercolor Made Easy: 30-Minute Landscapes.About the Author Paul Talbot-Greaves is a professional watercolorist and art teacher who holds numerous workshops and demonstrations throughout the British Isles. He has been a member of several art organizations, including the International Guild of Artists, the British Watercolour Society, the Halifax Art Society, and the Society for All Artists (SAA). Paul has written for a number of UK publications, such as Paint and Artists & Illustrators Magazine, for which he is a regular contributor. He also has produced four art instruction videos and DVDs on watercolor painting. Read more

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The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic: Discover simple step-by-step techniques for painting an array of flowers and plants (Collector's Series)

Pdf History The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic: Discover simple step-by-step techniques for painting an array of flowers and plants (Collector's Series)

Pdf:The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic: Discover simple step-by-step techniques for painting an array of flowers and plants (Collector's Series).About the Author David Lloyd Glover was trained as an artist starting at the Victoria School of Fine Art while still in elementary school. David began working as a full-time editorial illustrator after high school and was mentored by the noted Canadian artist and cartoonist, Sid Barron. David had six illustrations published weekly by a major daily newspaper for five years. He then turned his illustration skills and discipline to a successful career in the graphic arts and advertising industry, gradually shifting to exclusively producing gallery artwork. For the past 28 years, David has been a full-time fine artist creating original works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic for galleries and fine-art publishers internationally. His subject matter is wide ranging, and his techniques are equally as varied. David paints in series that share a similar theme—from mountain landscapes and seascapes to still lifes and gardens of the United Kingdom. David also finds himself painting scenes of Japan, the missions of California, and country life in Tuscany. It all depends on where his interest has directed his artistic attention. Learn more about David by visiting www.davidlglover.com.Varvara Harmon is an award-winning multimedia artist who works with oil, acrylic, watercolor, silk paintings, and ink and pencil drawings. Her work has been juried into national and international exhibitions and is in private collections around the world. Varvara's work has been published in International Artist and American Artist magazines, as well as in The Best of America Oil Artists book in 2009 and The Best of World Landscape Artists in 2012. Varvara is a member of the International Guild of Realism, Oil Painters of America, and Landscape Artists International. Varvara is currently represented at several art galleries across the Northeast and teaches workshops and classes in acrylic, watercolor, and oil.James Sulkowski maintains a studio in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the National Arts Club, The National Society of Mural Painters, and the American Artists Professional League, among others.Judy Leila Schafers resides with her husband near Villeneuve in the idyllic Alberta countryside where they operate a farm. She has served in several capacities on the boards of the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove and the St.Albert Painters' Guild. Judy is currently represented by Monk's Art Gallery and Studio in Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C., as well as the Daffodil Gallery on 124th Street, in Edmonton, Alberta. Every November, Judy takes great pride in hosting her popular Open Studio Weekend in her light-filled Prairie Sky studio in the country. Over the years Judy has been honored with numerous art awards, including placing as a finalist several times in Canadian Brushstroke Magazine's painting competitions. Read more

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Painting Better Landscapes: Specific Ways to Improve Your Oils

Pdf History Painting Better Landscapes: Specific Ways to Improve Your Oils

Pdf:Painting Better Landscapes: Specific Ways to Improve Your Oils.About the Author Margaret Kessler conducts workshops nationwide. She emphasizes capturing mood through the use of compositional design, values, and color harmony. Kessler's work has been in such publications as Southwest Art and the Artist's Magazine. Her landscapes have won several awards, including the Grumbacher Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals, and she was selected in the 'Top 100' Arts for the Parks show, a national competition. Kessler has won Best of Show at the Artists and Craftsmen Associated awards show (Dallas), of which she is a past president and signature member. She is included in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who of American Woman. Kessler is represented by Southwest Gallery in Dallas, where she lives with her husband, Jere. Read more

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Manet: The Still Life Paintings

Pdf History Manet: The Still Life Paintings

Pdf:Manet: The Still Life Paintings.Amazon.com Review The French artist Édouard Manet was delighted when a client who purchased his painting of a bunch of asparagus paid more than the asking price. So he sent a special thank-you--a tiny image of a single pale spear of the prized vegetable. These and other lushly painted still lifes of flowers, fruits, and other foodstuffs, isolated or in groups, form one of the most beguiling aspects of Manet's output from the 1860s through the early '80s. Manet: The Still-Life Paintings, the catalog for the exhibition at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, through April 22, 2001, serves as a pleasant introduction to the intimate late work of the great 19th-century realist. With 106 color reproductions, including close-up details of brushwork, the modestly scaled volume makes for a satisfying browse. The most deliciously unexpected treats are the luminous watercolors of fruit, nuts, or flowers that Manet interwove with his personal correspondence. Earlier in Manet's career, still-life images played a supporting role in figure paintings. Author George Mauner, professor emeritus of art history at Pennsylvania State University, guides the reader to observe such details as the cherry falling in midair in Young Man w ith Cherries. This fascination with instantaneous effects would culminate 11 years later in the smoking rifles of the Mexican troops in The Execution of Emperor Maximilian. Manet, of course, was well aware of the tradition of still life as an invocation of the senses and as a reminder of the fleeting nature of sensual pleasure (and life itself). Mauner explains how this art-historical knowledge offers clues to some of the artist's more enigmatic paintings. The quote-heavy, name-dropping style of fellow essayist Henri Loyrette seems less attuned to a general reader's interests. But the book's most grievous sin is one of omission: the failure to include even the briefest biographical outline of Manet's life and work. --Cathy Curtis Read more From Publishers Weekly Close reading isn't just for poetry. In Manet: The Still-Life Paintings, George Mauner, distinguished professor emeritus of art history at Penn State, gives close and illuminating attention to some of the best-loved works in all of modern painting, reproduced here in 133 illustrations (106 in full color). Henri Loyrette, director of Paris's Mus?e d'Orsay, contributes an essay showing Manet's place within a long tradition of still-life painters. Subject-based sections such as 'The First Flowers,' 'Fruits and Vegetables' and 'Two Festive Tables' make a large body of work accessible and thematically coherent. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques

Pdf History Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques

Pdf:Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques.About the Author Vicky Perry has exhibited her paintings at La Mama's Gallery and Beulah Land in New York City's East Village and at many galleries and colleges throughout the U.S. She has won many awards for her work in national competitions. Perry lives in Red Hook, New York.Barry Schwabsky, the noted art historian, critic, and poet, wrote the preface. He lives in London and New York. Read more

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The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint

Pdf History The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint

Pdf:The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint.Review “Featuring more than 150 striking, full-color reproductions of Western paintings . . . a studious cultural history . . . Written with scholarly insight, yet thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds…highly recommended.”   (Midwest Book Review)“Bridging the gap between book and art lover perfectly, this work presents relevant information with stunning paintings to satisfy experts of both fields.” (Library Journal) Read more About the Author Jamie Camplin is a Cambridge-educated historian who retired in 2013 from a distinguished career as Thames & Hudson’s editorial and then managing director. He is the author of The Rise of the Plutocrats: Wealth and Power in Edwardian England and the historical novel 1914 The King Must Die. Maria Ranauro studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art before joining the publishing department at the National Gallery, London, where she was responsible for the visual content of a number of seminal exhibition catalogues. She is now a senior picture researcher at Thames & Hudson.   Read more

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Objects on a Table : Harmonious Disarray in Art and Literature

Pdf History Objects on a Table : Harmonious Disarray in Art and Literature

Pdf:Objects on a Table : Harmonious Disarray in Art and Literature.About the Author Guy Davenport is a translator, poet, critic, essayist, and writer of short fiction. He has won translation awards from both PEN and the Academy of American Poets. Davenport has been a Rhodes Scholar and a MacArthur Fellow, and received the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky. Read more

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Oil Painter's Solution Book - Landscapes: Over 100 Answers and Landscape Painting Tips

Pdf History Oil Painter's Solution Book - Landscapes: Over 100 Answers and Landscape Painting Tips

Pdf:Oil Painter's Solution Book - Landscapes: Over 100 Answers and Landscape Painting Tips.About the Author Libby Tolley has studied with a number of respected painters and is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Watercolor Society and Alla Prima International. She is also an elected member of the American Artist's Professional League. She regularly teaches workshops outdoors as well as in her studio. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections, and several galleries represent her. Her work has appeared in many national exhibits, books (Watercolor Rescue--North Light Books, The Best of Oil Painting--Rockport) and magazines such as The Artist's Magazine and Plein Air magazine. Visit Libby at http://elizabethtolley.com/. Read more

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Landscape Meditations: An Artist's Guide to Exploring Themes in Landscape Painting

Pdf History Landscape Meditations: An Artist's Guide to Exploring Themes in Landscape Painting

Pdf:Landscape Meditations: An Artist's Guide to Exploring Themes in Landscape Painting.From Booklist Mowry addresses both specific and general themes in landscape paintings, and fills a niche by emphasizing series paintings within that genre. Commitment is key, she says, noting that the endeavor to understand nature, or at least a part of it, is implicit in painting landscapes, which can be a form of meditation. Just as meditation leads to an uncluttered mind, the artist can move beyond rendering the subject and begin to paint ideas about the subject, reaching for the essence, or 'core of place.' Claude Monet was the first to restrict an exhibit of his work to a single series of 15 works, the Poplars, and to stir interest in thematic series painting, that is, explorations of such subjects as wildflowers, mists and hazes, and roads, paths, and waterfalls as metaphors for life. Thoughtfully written with spare but far-reaching text, and generously illustrated throughout with full-color reproductions of Mowry's and others' work, this contemplative how-to reminds artists that 'seeing cannot be forced. It happens when we are ready.' Whitney ScottCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more About the Author Elizabeth Mowry is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She taught at the Woodstock School of Art in New York for 14 years and now teaches master classes in foreign countries. She is the author of The Poetic Landscape (0-8230-4067-4) and The Pastelist's Year (0-8230-3935-8), which has sold 10,000 copies. Read more

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Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes

Pdf History Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes

Pdf:Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes.About the Author Rob Alexander is a Canadian artist working in the publishing, magazine, computer gaming, and collectable card game markets. He paints fine art, fantasy, science fiction, children's illustrations, and contemporary landscapes and has received numerous awards, including a prestigious Chesley Award from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Read more

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Fairies Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Beautiful Fantasy Women, Cute Magical Animals, and Relaxing Forest Scenes

Pdf History Fairies Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Beautiful Fantasy Women, Cute Magical Animals, and Relaxing Forest Scenes

Pdf:Fairies Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Beautiful Fantasy Women, Cute Magical Animals, and Relaxing Forest Scenes.19 Gift IdeasWitness the magic of beautiful fairies in this enchanting coloring book from bestselling brand, Jade Summer.Our Fairies Coloring Book takes you on a captivating adventure as you meet the most charming winged friends in a variety of vivid settings. See fairies in the forest, dark and mischievous fairies, as well as magical unicorns. You’ll meet a cute fairy in a teacup, playful fairies in the meadows, and pretty fairies with their one true love. Each page boasts an exceptional fairy design that is ready to be filled with color.Bring out your inner artist and enjoy hours of coloring fun as you bring to life a world of fairies with your favorite hues.Why You Will Love this BookRelaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 30 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book?Double Images. You get to color your favorite images a second time, have an extra copy in case you make a mistake, or have an extra page to share with a friend.Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more!6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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Costume Cats: An Adult Coloring Book with Adorable Cartoon Cats, Cute Fashion Designs, and Funny Scenes for Cat Lovers

Pdf History Costume Cats: An Adult Coloring Book with Adorable Cartoon Cats, Cute Fashion Designs, and Funny Scenes for Cat Lovers

Pdf:Costume Cats: An Adult Coloring Book with Adorable Cartoon Cats, Cute Fashion Designs, and Funny Scenes for Cat Lovers.19 Gift IdeasEnjoy a delightful world of cute cats in this funny coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our Costume Cats coloring book takes you on a hilarious adventure with the cutest cats and their adorable outfits. You’ll get to color a police officer cat protecting his house, a ballerina cat practicing for her recital, and a mermaid cat relaxing in the pool. How cute!You’re invited to make new cat friends and enjoy hours of coloring these heart-warming scenes. Show your love of cats and have fun along the way as you fill each adorable design with your favorite colors.Why You Will Love this BookBeautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 25 unique images for you to express your creativity and empower you to make masterpieces.Relaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away and your stress will disappear…Double Images. You get to color your favorite images a second time, have an extra copy in case you make a mistake, or have an extra page to share with a friend.Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!Great for All Skill Levels. This book can be enjoyed by colorists at all different skill levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner).About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of themes, including animals, mandalas, and fantasy. We also have books made with all skill levels – from beginner to expert colorist.6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent best-seller on Amazon. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection of 100+ coloring books and find a great book for your next coloring adventure.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an outstanding way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Pdf History Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Pdf:Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days.Review “To the outside observer, Jenna Rainey’s work seems completely effortless, but it is in fact built on an extremely solid foundation of techniques, materials, and color theory. By pouring all of her hard-won knowledge into Everyday Watercolor, Jenna has created a wonderful resource for any aspiring watercolor artist.” —NOLE GAREY, founder and editor, Oh So Beautiful Paper“In this beautiful, inspiring, and accessible book, Jenna Rainey graciously breaks down her process and welcomes artists and enthusiasts alike to join her in the joy of watercolor painting.” —SATSUKI SHIBUYA, watercolor artist Read more About the Author JENNA RAINEY is the owner and lead designer of design agency Mon Voir, which specializes in watercolor, calligraphy, and other hand-drawn designs for various mediums. Rainey also travels the country teaching workshops on calligraphy and watercolor. Rainey and Mon Voir have been featured on various blogs and online magazines such as Style Me Pretty and Brit + Co. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Country Farm Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Charming Country Life, Playful Animals, Beautiful Flowers, and Nature Scenes for Relaxation

Pdf History Country Farm Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Charming Country Life, Playful Animals, Beautiful Flowers, and Nature Scenes for Relaxation

Pdf:Country Farm Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Charming Country Life, Playful Animals, Beautiful Flowers, and Nature Scenes for Relaxation.19 Gift IdeasRelax with peaceful meadows, farmyard animals, and rustic settings in this charming coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our Country Farm Coloring Book takes you on a wonderful adventure into rural life. Packed with beautiful country scenes and serene landscapes, you’ll discover an array of entertaining illustrations to color. Each page features a delightful drawing, waiting to be washed with your favorite hues. Put your own interpretation on each picture and create a spectacular collection of masterpieces.Our Country Farm Coloring Book fuses traditional farm life with the romantic countryside. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy using your artistic skills to bring each scene to life.Why You Will Love this BookRelaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 25 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book?Double Images. You get to color your favorite images a second time, have an extra copy in case you make a mistake, or have an extra page to share with a friend.Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more!6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel

Pdf History Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel

Pdf:Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel.Amazon.com Review Every biology student knows Ernst Haeckel as the originator of the 'Biogenetic Law': ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny. Haeckel was a passionate student of the evolutionary shaping of biological forms, and Art Forms in Nature captures both his artistic sensibility and the scientific rigor he applied to all his studies. First published in 1904, Art Forms in Nature is a glorification of function and form, a demonstration of organic symmetry that has nothing--and everything--to do with nature as it actually exists. Each plate exhibits organisms carefully arranged and exquisitely detailed, 'a symbiosis between decorative sketches and descriptive observations of nature,' as Olaf Breidbach states in his fascinating introductory text. The radiolarians, medusae, rotifers, bryozoans, and even frogs and turtles lovingly recreated here are gorgeous and self-explanatory, rendered in delicate, filigreed lines, and colored gently with muted green, delicate pink, and sepia. Art students will appreciate the designs found in nature--scientists will love the evolutionary statement of form inherent in the beauty. --Therese Littleton Read more Review 'Art Forms in Nature is a library of possibilities.' -CoolTools Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Politics of Design: A (Not So) Global Design Manual for Visual Communication

Pdf History The Politics of Design: A (Not So) Global Design Manual for Visual Communication

Pdf:The Politics of Design: A (Not So) Global Design Manual for Visual Communication.Review 'It’s the kind of literature that should be handed out to all students on their first days at art school, along with all the Albers, Berger, Benjamin, and Sontag that form the backbone of the design curriculum—an up-to-date assessment of the landscape through which all modern visual practitioners must navigate.'- AIGA.com'Author Ruben Pater, an Amsterdam-based designer and researcher, uses ideas from anthropology and sociology in creating a surprising and educational insight in contemporary visual communication.'- New Design Magazine“The book draws attention to the fact that every design decision automatically has a political dimension, and that communication professionals need to take this on board. Design, after all, “cannot be disconnected from the values and assumptions in which it was created, from the ideologies behind it”, which makes this “(not so) global manual” a valuable aid, both for creators and consumers, to understanding design in the context of its easily overlooked political meaning – and to ensuring we deal with that context more responsibly in the future.”- Form Magazine Germany'Ruben Pater’s unpacking of the politics that underscores most design is a 21st Century companion to Quentin Fiore and Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium Is The Message and War and Peace In The Global Village.'- Steven Heller'This anthropological and sociological look—covering all or many of the consequences of everyday design activity—is a philosophic-visual study that’s just about everything I want in a 21st-century design text. And that it’s also compact enough to fit in the pocket with my new iPhone 6s is a nice bonus.'- Printmag.com'The Politics of Design should be put into the hands of everyone working in communication design. And also probably in the hands of everyone else since none of us can elude the work of designers. I can’t remember the last time i had such an entertaining, witty and informative publication to review.'- WeMakeMoneyNotArt.com'This little masterpiece really hit the sweet spot for me. It is a perfectly designed and beautiful manual for visual communication. Every page shows that an incredible amount of thought has been put into the book.'- Hans de Zwart'This brilliantly written manual unveils politics in pop-culture, decodes our privileged position and shows how design inevitable becomes propaganda of our cultural limitations. Ruben Pater did a magnificent job in showing on one side a broad range of often witty examples of how our graphic language evolved over time and space, and influences our way of perceiving the world around us, at the same time he is able to contextualize the examples with a razor sharp focus, allowing the reader to decode it’s own perception. This book is an absolute must-read for every designer.'- Annelys de Vet'It’s the kind of literature that should be handed out to all students on their first days at art school, along with all the Albers, Berger, Benjamin, and Sontag that form the backbone of the design curriculum―an up-to-date assessment of the landscape through which all modern visual practitioners must navigate.'- AIGA.com 'Author Ruben Pater, an Amsterdam-based designer and researcher, uses ideas from anthropology and sociology in creating a surprising and educational insight in contemporary visual communication.'- New Design Magazine “The book draws attention to the fact that every design decision automatically has a political dimension, and that communication professionals need to take this on board. Design, after all, “cannot be disconnected from the values and assumptions in which it was created, from the ideologies behind it”, which makes this “(not so) global manual” a valuable aid, both for creators and consumers, to understanding design in the context of its easily overlooked political meaning – and to ensuring we deal with that context more responsibly in the future.”- Form Magazine Germany 'Ruben Pater’s unpacking of the politics that underscores most design is a 21st Century companion to Quentin Fiore and Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium Is The Message and War and Peace In The Global Village.'- Steven Heller 'This anthropological and sociological look―covering all or many of the consequences of everyday design activity―is a philosophic-visual study that’s just about everything I want in a 21st-century design text. And that it’s also compact enough to fit in the pocket with my new iPhone 6s is a nice bonus.'- Printmag.com'The Politics of Design should be put into the hands of everyone working in communication design. And also probably in the hands of everyone else since none of us can elude the work of designers. I can’t remember the last time i had such an entertaining, witty and informative publication to review.'- WeMakeMoneyNotArt.com'This little masterpiece really hit the sweet spot for me. It is a perfectly designed and beautiful manual for visual communication. Every page shows that an incredible amount of thought has been put into the book.'- Hans de Zwart'This brilliantly written manual unveils politics in pop-culture, decodes our privileged position and shows how design inevitable becomes propaganda of our cultural limitations. Ruben Pater did a magnificent job in showing on one side a broad range of often witty examples of how our graphic language evolved over time and space, and influences our way of perceiving the world around us, at the same time he is able to contextualize the examples with a razor sharp focus, allowing the reader to decode it’s own perception. This book is an absolute must-read for every designer.'- Annelys de Vet Read more From the Inside Flap The Politics of Design explores the cultural and political context of the typography, colours, photography, symbols, and information graphics that we use every day.Designers, communication specialists, and image-makers possess the power to shape visual communication, and with that power comes great responsibility. Are we as creative professionals really aware of the political meaning and impact of our work in today's network society?This book examines cultural contexts and stereotypes with visual examples from around the world. lt demonstrates that communication tools are never neutral, and encourages its users to rethink global cultural understanding. Additional works by contemporary artists and designers show that political awareness does not limit creativity, but opens up new explorations for a critical visual culture. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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101 Great Samurai Prints (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Pdf History 101 Great Samurai Prints (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Pdf:101 Great Samurai Prints (Dover Fine Art, History of Art).About the Author Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) developed his artistic talents by the age of 12. He created vivid illustrations of Japanese cultural icons, including magnificent prints of Kabuki actors and — for what he is best known — great samurai warriors. Read more

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The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

Pdf History The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

Pdf:The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy.Review 'More than 100 such chiaroscuro prints, including ones after Raphael, Titian and Parmigianino, were on view earlier this year at LACMA...and in the show’s catalog, Ms. Takahatake shows step-by-step how Italian artists made these rich prints. This is an authoritative volume, and a handsome one too, laid out with spare elegance by Green Dragon Office of Los Angeles and printed on caress-inviting matte stock.' -The New York Times'Brimming with full-color illustrations of rare and beautiful works, The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy offers a fresh and informative interpretations of these remarkable prints, which exemplify the rich imagery of the Italian Renaissance -- making it a critically important and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university libraries.' -Midwest Book Review“Takahatake, the curator, offers a sharp surmise in the show’s first-rate catalog:....The book is jam-packed with new, technically oriented scholarship and scientific analysis of the blocks, inks and paper used, which helps untangle the narrative of chiaroscuro printing’s spread.” -Los Angeles Times“The catalogue, beautifully illustrated with full-color images, is an important addition to the literature on printing.” -College Art Association  Read more About the Author NAOKO TAKAHATAKE is Associate Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Read more

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The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

Pdf History The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

Pdf:The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece.Review “Jonathan Harr has gone to the trouble of writing what will probably be a bestseller . . . rich and wonderful . . .in truth, the book reads better than a thriller because, unlike a lot of best-selling nonfiction authors who write in a more or less novelistic vein, Harr doesn't plump up his tale. He almost never foreshadows, doesn’t implausibly reconstruct entire conversations and rarely throws in litanies of clearly conjectured or imagined details just for color’s sake. . . . If you're a sucker for Rome, and for dusk . . . [you'll] enjoy Harr's more clearly reported details about life in the city, as when—one of my favorite moments in the whole book—Francesca and another young colleague try to calm their nerves before a crucial meeting with a forbidding professor by eating gelato. And who wouldn’t in Italy? The pleasures of travelogue here are incidental but not inconsiderable.”—The New York Times Book Review“Jonathan Harr has taken the story of the lost painting, and woven from it a deeply moving narrative about history, art and taste—and about the greed, envy, covetousness and professional jealousy of people who fall prey to obsession. It is as perfect a work of narrative nonfiction as you could ever hope to read.”—The Economist“Harr’s lean, observant prose provides sensory intimacy without sensory overload. . . . The result is a revealing portrait of a world seldom seen by ordinary folks. . . . At its best, Harr’s magnetic storytelling recalls Cappelletti’s first encounter with the work of Caravaggio. To her, his paintings seemed ‘to pulse with heat and life, capturing a moment in time like a scene glimpsed through a window.’”—The Washington Post Book World “[The Lost Painting] reads like a whodunit, romantic thriller and scholarly monograph rolled into one. . . . A colorful cast of real-life charmers, dreamers and oddballs worthy of a novelist’s vivid imagination.”—Baltimore Sun “With The Lost Painting . . . [Harr] bestows on it all of his narrative gifts. . . . Cappelletti . . . notes that ‘nowadays almost every art historian with an interest in the seicento [17th century] had a Caravaggio article in the works, and museums everywhere wanted to put on a Caravaggio exhibition. . . .’ She called it ‘the Caravaggio disease.’ . . . Readers of The Lost Painting may well find themselves similarly afflicted.”—Newsday “Riveting . . . Harr [is] a consummate storyteller. . . . An effortlessly educational and marvelously entertaining mix of art history and scholarly sleuthing.”—Booklist “Part detective story, part treasure hunt, this book takes us from dusty basement archives to the ornate galleries of Europe’s finest art museums. . . . Harr provides a fascinating glimpse into the insular world of art history and restoration. . . . Art lovers and mystery fans should find plenty to ponder and enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author Jonathan Harr is the author of the national bestseller A Civil Action, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. He is a former staff writer at the New England Monthly and has written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. He lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he has taught nonfiction writing at Smith College.To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact American Program Bureau at www.apbspeakers.com   Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Good Luck Gift Wrapping Papers - 6 Sheets: 6 Sheets of High-Quality 24 x 18 inch Wrapping Paper

Pdf History Good Luck Gift Wrapping Papers - 6 Sheets: 6 Sheets of High-Quality 24 x 18 inch Wrapping Paper

Pdf:Good Luck Gift Wrapping Papers - 6 Sheets: 6 Sheets of High-Quality 24 x 18 inch Wrapping Paper.Review 'The paper comes as a book with the sheets folded and perforated for ease to remove them […] These are quality papers and I love how they give you a bit of the history […] ' —Crafty Moms Share blog Read more About the Author The Tuttle Publishing Company was established in 1948 in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan and is today regarded as a premier publisher and seller of books rooted in Asian culture, language and history. Since its founding in 1948, Tuttle has published more than 6,000 books and today maintains an active backlist of around 2,000 titles. Today, Tuttle publishes 150 new titles each year focusing on Asian languages, Asian food & cooking, gardening & flower arranging, crafts & origami, children's books, martial arts, Asian literature, games & graphic novels, Asian history & culture, health & fitness, self-help & Eastern religion, Asian art & collectibles, interior design & architecture, travel guides, maps, and business books. Tuttle products are available in printed formats as well as popular eBook formats. Read more

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Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits: More than 500 Color Combinations for Skin, Eyes, Lips & Hair

Pdf History Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits: More than 500 Color Combinations for Skin, Eyes, Lips & Hair

Pdf:Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits: More than 500 Color Combinations for Skin, Eyes, Lips & Hair.About the Author William F. Powel is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. He is the author of many art instructions books, including The Art of Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, and Drawing Made Easy: Dynamic Composition. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and technical illustrations for more than 45 years. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel—with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. As a renowned master of color, Bill has conducted numerous 'Color Mixing and Theory' workshops in various cities throughout the US. Additionally, he has performed as an art consultant for national space programs and for several artist's paint manufacturers. Bill's work has also included the creation of background sets for films, model making, animated cartoons, and animated films for computer mockup programs. He also produces instructional painting, color mixing, and drawing art videos. Read more

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Stunning Horses Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Wild Horses, Beautiful Country Scenes and Calming Mountain Landscapes

Pdf History Stunning Horses Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Wild Horses, Beautiful Country Scenes and Calming Mountain Landscapes

Pdf:Stunning Horses Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Wild Horses, Beautiful Country Scenes and Calming Mountain Landscapes.Stunning Horses Coloring Book: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Wild Horses, Relaxing Country Scenes and Calming Mountain Landscapes -- Summer Sale 50% Off for a Limited Time (Perfect gift for horse lovers!)Coloring Book Details:Each coloring page is printed on a separate sheet to avoid bleed throughSuitable for markers, felt tips, gel pens, coloring pencils and more due to single sided, removable pagesProfessional quality designs from start to finishPremium glossy-finished cover designLarge 8" x 10" formatThe variety of designs ensure there is something for every skill level This just released Stunning Horses Adult Coloring Book is the ideal way to de-stress and relax for anyone looking to release tension and build up stress in a fun and and therapeutic way. This beautiful Coloring Book features 30 uniquely crafted single page designs. The designs are very unique and a combination of zentangle, doodle, portraits as well as relaxing country scenes of beautiful horses.You will not find these designs anywhere else. Single sided pages allow you to remove the finished artwork for framing or to use as you please. Featuring some of the most fun and unique designs imaginable, these beautiful illustrations are a joy to color!This adult coloring book makes a fantastic and beautiful gift idea for horse lovers, girls, teenagers and adults. Perfect for all ages and skill levels. SCROLL UP AND CLICK 'BUY' TO ORDER YOUR COPY INSTANTLY

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The Craftsman's Handbook: 'Il Libro dell' Arte'

Pdf History The Craftsman's Handbook: 'Il Libro dell' Arte'

Pdf:The Craftsman's Handbook: 'Il Libro dell' Arte'.From the Back Cover This is D. V. Thompson's definitive English translation of Il Libro dell'Arte, an intriguing guide to methods of painting, written in fifteenth-century Florence. Embodying the secrets and techniques of the great masters, it served as an art student's introduction to the ways of his craft.Anyone who has ever looked at a medieval painting and marveled at the brilliance of color and quality of surface that have endured for 500 years should find this fascinating reading. It describes such lost arts as gilding stone, making mosaics of crushed eggshell, fashioning saints' diadems, coloring parchment, making goat glue, and regulating your life in the interests of decorum—which meant shunning women, the greatest cause of unsteady hands in artists. You are told how to make green drapery, black for monks' robes, trees and plants, oils, beards in fresco, and the proper proportions of a man's body. ('I will not tell you about the irrational animals because you will never discover any system of proportion in them.') So practical are the details that readers might be tempted to experiment with the methods given here for their own amusement and curiosity.Today artists are no longer interested in specific directions on keeping miniver tails from becoming moth-eaten. The Craftsman's Handbook, in which these are ordinary parts of the artist's work, appears quaint and naïve to us. And that is much of its charm. But when we remember the magnificent mosaics, paintings, and frescoes these methods produced, the book takes on an even greater value as a touchstone to another age.'Recommended to the student of art.'—Craft Horizons.'Obviously of great merit.'—Art Material Trade News.'Delightful flavor.'—New York Herald Tribune.Recommended in Harvard List of Great Books on Art, Shaw's List of Books for College Libraries. Read more

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Lust for Life

Pdf History Lust for Life

Pdf:Lust for Life.Review “A story of excruciating power.”—The New York Times 'Whoever reads Lust for Life will gain all the important facts concerning the life of the painter... a poetic and touching portrayal.'—Christian Science Monitor   “Extraordinary! A moving story retold with sensitiveness and insight.”—Forum   “Thorough, sympathetic, skillful.”—Saturday Review of Literature Read more About the Author Irving Stone was born in San Francisco in 1903. He wrote several books in a genre that he coined the “biographical novel,” which recounted the lives of well-known historical figures. In these novels, Stone interspersed biography with fictional narrative on the psychology and private lives of his subjects. He also wrote biographies of Clarence Darrow and Earl Warren, and short biographies of men who lost presidential elections. He died in 1989. Read more

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Walter Foster Creative Books-Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf History Walter Foster Creative Books-Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf:Walter Foster Creative Books-Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes (How to Draw & Paint).From the Back Cover Discover how to capture breathtaking oceanic scenes in oil with talented artist Martin Clarke. Inside you’ll find information about the tools and materials you’ll need to get started, as well as special techniques for painting realistic waves, rocky shores, and other seaside elements. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions to paint five beautiful seascapes. You’re just steps away from becoming a master in painting realistic oceans and seascapes in oil! Read more About the Author Martin Clarke is fascinated by water. A native Australian, he has spent most of that time surfing, swimming, and soaking up his muse: the ocean. Although Martin came to painting late in life, he is driven by a constant strive to make each piece his best. When asked where his inspiration comes from, he talks of the beach on an early summermorning: 'how the surf pounds the sandy shore's back, how the sun glistens off towering wave faces, and the sea spray catches light, sparkling like diamonds.'Based in Mandurah, Western Australia, Martin is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Peel Harvey Estuary, and the Dawesville Cut. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Art of Painting Animals: Learn to create beautiful animal portraits in oil, acrylic, and watercolor (Collector's Series)

Pdf History The Art of Painting Animals: Learn to create beautiful animal portraits in oil, acrylic, and watercolor (Collector's Series)

Pdf:The Art of Painting Animals: Learn to create beautiful animal portraits in oil, acrylic, and watercolor (Collector's Series).About the Author Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota--Duluth, he moved to San Diego to begin an illustration career. His freelance work over the last eight years has spanned a variety of subject matter and styles. The range of his work has included anatomical illustration and cartoons for medical textbooks, informative illustrations for young adult nonfiction, custom watercolor work for independent authors, and logo design and creation. The variety has continued to fuel the creative spark that makes illustration work rewarding for him. In 2010, his artwork was featured in the Upstream People Gallery 7th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition. An avid nature enthusiast, Maury moved back to Duluth in 2009, where he supplements his illustration work with wildlife photography and painting, hiking, skiing, and canoeing in the northern forests that border Canada. Maury lives with his wife, who works as a graphic designer at the university.Lorraine Gray is a pet portrait artist, working in pastels, oil, and acrylic, in Berkshire, England. Lorraine's love for art and animals started as a young girl, when she spent many hours painting her beloved pet dog and cat. Her pet portraits hang in the USA, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Malta, France, Holland, and Dubai, as well as the UK. Visit www.pastelpetportraits.co.ukJason Morgan is a professional wildlife artist who specializes in big cats and African animals. Jason is heavily involved in conservation through the Cheetah Conservation Fund, the Snow Leopard Conservancy, and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and has been featured in Artists & Illustrators. A signature member of Artists for Conservation, Jason strives to paint wildlife as accurately as he can by studying animals in their natural environment. Visit www.onlineartdemos.co.uk to learn more about Jason.Deb Watson is an award-winning, self-taught artist who works in watercolor and oil. Her paintings are a unique combination of precise detail with loose, glowing color. Following a career as a nurse, Deb began painting full-time, and her work has been accepted into national juried exhibitions and featured in several national magazines. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, and past president of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Deb maintains an active YouTube channel of watercolor painting tutorials, with more than 6,000 subscribers and a combined total of 385,545 views on her five most popular videos. She is the author of Walter Foster's Watercolor Basics and a contributing author of The Art of Watercolor Painting and The Art of Painting Animals (July 2015). www.debwatsonart.comToni Watts is a former doctor who gave up medicine to follow her dream of being an artist. Her award-winning work is now held in private collections worldwide, and she splits her time between painting, teaching, and watching the wildlife she loves. Visit www.toniwatts.com to learn more.Kate Tugwell is a professional portrait artist and art tutor based in Sussex, UK. She is a qualified graphic designer, but in 2002 she began to develop her love of painting full-time. She now divides her time between private commission work and teaching drawing and painting courses and workshops for adults and children. For her commission work, Kate's aim is to capture the personality or essence of the person or animal. She paints with acrylics, pastels, and other mediums and works from life and from photographs. Her artwork is found in private collections worldwide. Read more

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Oil: Landscapes with William Alexander (Learn to Paint Step by Step)

Pdf History Oil: Landscapes with William Alexander (Learn to Paint Step by Step)

Pdf:Oil: Landscapes with William Alexander (Learn to Paint Step by Step).From the Publisher Dear Art Enthusiast, Today may be your fist time using a Walter Foster art book, or it may be the continuation of a long-term relationship with our products. Either way, this book will delight you. Like all of our art books, this title was written with careful attention to detail. It includes detailed illustrations that will bring you a satisfying learning experience and hours of enjoyment. Walter Foster Publishing knows that artists are eager to learn, sharpen their skills and talents, and experience new artistic horizons. And while you may not be in a position to take private lessons, Walter Foster offers you the next best thing--step-by-step, do-it-yourself art instruction books that are entertaining and affordable. Our books are authored by some of the best artists in America, and you can be sure our quality standards and color presentations are at the highest possible levels. For 80 years, Walter Foster Publishing has been providing instructional art books and products to million of enthusiastic artists who enjoy the rewards of learning to draw and paint. Most of all, we hope you have fun in the process! Read more About the Author William Alexander, born in East Prussia in 1915, began his art career painting murals and decorating carriages for the German aristocracy. Except for a few formal lessons at an art school in Canada, Alexander was a self-taught artist. Alexander's love and enjoyment of painting took him on the road at age 50. He traveled throughout the United State and Canada with his wife, Margarete, teaching art and painting. During this time, he modified traditional oil painting methods by developing his own thick, rich paints. These paints allowed him to layer colors over one another without waiting for the first layer to dry. These paints, with his specially designed tools, established the Alexander Wet-on-Wet Technique and enabled artists to complete an oil painting in one sitting. After appearing on numerous public television shows, Alexander became known as the 'Happy Painter.' He later moved with his wife to the mountains of Canada, amid the beautiful landscape he enjoyed painting so much. Alexander passed away in 1997. Read more

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Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings

Pdf History Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings

Pdf:Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Paintings.If you’ve ever struggled with identifying the problems in your oil paintings—and how to fix them—then this book is for you. Not only will you learn to solve those pesky painting problems, you’ll learn how to avoid them in the first place.Here you’ll get to know the right way to put a painting together from the start, beginning with the essential elements of successful oil painting: Composition Value Color Temperature Edge quality Drawing After a brief review of materials and techniques, you’ll learn to make good choices before taking your brush to the canvas: Control the way the viewer’s eye scans your composition Attract and retain the viewer’s attention Create a sense of depth Select or set up subject matter, with an emphasis on the still life Use light to create form Simplify values for stronger paintings Paint edges that attract the eye and create depth Use color to create mood and enhance realism Draw with a brush and simplify your brushwork All of these techniques are illustrated throughout the boo k with Browning’s work, often showing a flawed “before” painting, followed by an example showing how he corrected the error using the elements discussed. No matter your current skill level, you’ll find valuable advice and inspiration in the pages of this book—advice that will immediately improve your oil paintings!

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The Bigger Book of John Deere: The Complete Model-by-Model Encyclopedia Plus Classic Toys, Brochures, and Collectibles

Pdf History The Bigger Book of John Deere: The Complete Model-by-Model Encyclopedia Plus Classic Toys, Brochures, and Collectibles

Pdf:The Bigger Book of John Deere: The Complete Model-by-Model Encyclopedia Plus Classic Toys, Brochures, and Collectibles.About the Author Don Macmillan is one of the world's most respected authorities on Deere & Company. He bought his first Deere tractor in 1943, was appointed the first Deere dealer in the United Kingdom in 1958, and went on to establish one of the world's foremost collections of Deere tractors and memorabilia. Working with Deere & Company, he authored John Deere Tractors & Equipment volumes 1 and 2 and John Deere Tractors Worldwide, all published by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. He is the author of Voyageur's The Big Book of John Deere and John Deere Tractor Legacy. He lives in Devizes, Wiltshire, Great Britain.Harold L. Brock was chief engineer of the Ford N Series tractors covered in this book. He worked beside Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson, and has inside stories to tell about these men, machines, and their history. He later was an engineer at Deere & Company.;Andrew Morland is a freelance photojournalist. He is the photographer of numerous Voyageur Press tractor books, including The Bigger Book of John Deere, Vintage Ford Tractors, and Classic Tractors of the World. He lives in Somerset, England.Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Corvette historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Chevrolet as well numerous other manufacturers. His  previous Corvette titles include Art of the Corvette; Corvette Fifty Years, Corvette 60 Years, and Legendary Corvette. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Read more

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Watercolor With Me

Pdf History Watercolor With Me

Pdf:Watercolor With Me.Review “I’ve long admired Dana’s work and love how she has been able to translate her whimsical style into easy-to-follow instructions that inspire and encourage me to try the techniques myself.” ―Brittany Luiz, author of Lettering with Purpose“Dana is our go-to in testing watercolor papers. This book will inspire your inner creative.”―Paige Clark, Legion Paper Read more About the Author Dana Fox is the creator of Wonder Forest, and her work has been on the shelves of Target, Urban Outfitters, Wayfair, Bloomingdale’s and many others. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Read more

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Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More...

Pdf History Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More...

Pdf:Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More....About the Author LEE J. AMES began his career at Walt Disney Studios and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at Dowling College on Long Island. He directed his own advertising agency and has illustrated over 150 books, ranging from preschool picture books to postgraduate texts. A prolific author of more than 30 Draw 50 books, Lee Ames died at the age of 90 in June 2011. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The novice with a musical instrument is frequently taught to play simple melodies as quickly as possible, well before he learns the most elemental scratchings at the surface of music theory. The resultant self-satisfaction, pride in accomplishment, can be a significant means of providing motivation. And all from mimicking an instructor's 'DO-as-I-do...' Mimicry is prerequisite for developing creativitity. We learn the use of our tools by mimicry. Then we can use those tools for creativity. To this end I would offer the budding artist the opportunity to memorize or mimic (rotelike, if you wish) the making of 'pictures.' Read more

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Around the World in 80 Trees

Pdf History Around the World in 80 Trees

Pdf:Around the World in 80 Trees.Review 'Beautiful illustrations by the French artist Lucille Clerc, strewn generously throughout, have the limpid calm of vernal pools. The book's author, Jonathan Drori, whose sunny prose sparkles with authority, grew up near the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, where he later served as a trustee. His childhood passion for plants branched into a study of the ways humans and trees interact. Drori and Clerc's book abounds with discoveries.' -The New York Times Book Review`This is the perfect tree book, with beautiful illustrations. A must for any tree lover, professional or amateur, who wants to learn more about 80 inspirational trees from around the world'. Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum at Kew`Nature writing at its best, skillfully weaving science with fascinating folklore and the sheer wonder of trees'. Professor Sir Charles Godfray CBE FRS`In this delightful and beautifully illustrated book Jonathan provides a collection of fascinating biographies of some of the world's most extraordinary trees. [...] This is a personal narrative; Jonathan's love for trees, and his sense of wonder at the diversity of the natural world, shines through on every page'. Richard Deverell, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew`I have loved trees all my life. It's fascinating to learn how, across the world, they have inspired people in much the same way, and to understand the key role they play, not just in our lives, but life as a whole'. Dame Judi Dench`Full of new ideas and wonderful stories about the trees that helped shape us, I really loved this entertaining and erudite world journey'. Beccy Speight, Chief Executive, The Woodland Trust `Botanical science, culture and the history of exploration all come together in this journey around the world through many of the most important trees that influence the customs and economy of each country. I would have found it hard to make a better selection of trees that are influential and important to the culture of the many countries [in this] most engaging trip around the world'. Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS, VMH, Former Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew`Around the World in 80 Trees is a celebration of the vital importance of trees to our culture, environment, diet and spiritual well-being. The combination of factual, scientific and historical information makes for a fascinating read. It is a work of art and science with charming illustrations which will delight tree lovers everywhere'. Professor Nicola Spence, the UK Government's Chief Plant Health Officer'This is the best love letter to trees I have ever read. Had I written it myself, I would die happy'. Sir Tim Smit, Founder of The Eden Project Read more About the Author Lucille Clerc is a French graphic designer who moved to London following completion of her degree in Paris to study for an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. Since then she has been working in the creative industries for a diverse range of international clients, from cultural institutions to textile designers, musicians and architects.Jonathan Drori is a Trustee of The Woodland Trust and The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In 2006 he was made CBE. Read more

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The Lost Words

Pdf History The Lost Words

Pdf:The Lost Words.Review PRAISE FOR ROBERT MACFARLANE, JACKIE MORRIS, AND THE LOST WORDS FINALIST, WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 'Stylish and melancholy, The Lost Words is a book to savour.' -- Wall Street Journal 'A sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape.' -- Kirkus Reviews 'This union of natural history, poetry, art, and whimsy is, indeed, a truly enchanting all-ages book of life to contemplate, read aloud, and share.' -- Booklist 'My top book of the year.' -- Spectator'Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language - and its scope.' -- Jeanette Winterson'The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year.' -- Frank Cottrell-Boyce'A breathtaking book.' -- New Statesman'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty.' -- Alex Preston Read more Review PRAISE FOR ROBERT MACFARLANE, JACKIE MORRIS, AND THE LOST WORDS FINALIST, WAINWRIGHT PRIZE “A gorgeous book!” ― @MargaretAtwood “Art, verse, and nature are combined with entertaining elegance in The Lost Words . . . This large, quality hardcover allows words and watercolour to shine and results in a work that can be left open at any page to stunning effect.” ― Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW “Stylish and melancholy, The Lost Words is a book to savour.” ― Wall Street Journal “A sumptuous, nostalgic ode to a disappearing landscape.” ― Kirkus Reviews “This union of natural history, poetry, art, and whimsy is, indeed, a truly enchanting all-ages book of life to contemplate, read aloud, and share.” ― Booklist “My top book of the year.” ― Spectator“Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language - and its scope.” ― Jeanette Winterson“The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year.” ― Frank Cottrell-Boyce“A breathtaking book.” ― New Statesman“Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty.” ― Alex Preston Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals

Pdf History In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals

Pdf:In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals.About the Author Rachel Reinert has traveled across the globe, applying her floral observations to her artwork. Her books include Botanical Wonderland, Desert Wonderland, and Color Workshop. Rachel currently lives in San Diego, CA. Read more

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Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman)

Pdf History Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman)

Pdf:Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman).Review 'Through factoids and many charming, brightly colored sketches, illustrator and author Julia Rothman roams through the natural world, giving readers a lot of information about how it's put together...Dipping into the book is like taking a walk with your favorite naturalist from the comfort of your own armchair.' --Portland Press Herald 'I'm not someone who needs a nudge to want to learn more about the structure of a leaf and what the phases of a moon look like, but if you're someone who's ever walked outside and looked up (or down) and wondered how the natural world around you works, this book is a fun and beautiful guide to learning more. There are over 700 illustrations in Nature Anatomy and each one comes with interesting facts, a story or a lesson that helps you understand more about the natural world.' --Design Sponge'A loving celebration of sunsets and salamanders, ferns and feathers, mountains and mushrooms, and the whole enchanting aliveness in between.' ---Maria Popova, Brain Pickings'With its wide range of topics, from landforms to leaf identification, bird beaks, and water bugs, Nature Anatomy is designed as the ultimate book for browsers with an insatiable curiosity about the great outdoors. Rothman has clearly found a structure and design in which she excels; this title is an informative charmer from start to finish. More, please.'  --Booklist'Cloud formations and sunsets get our attention, as do volcanoes -- the showy, dramatic phenomena of our planet. In Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World,  published at the end of January, Julia Rothman also pays attention to the ecosystem of a rotting log, or the vast lattice of white threads, known as mycellium, that branch out from mushrooms underground, rendered in delicate, hand-drawn illustration.' --PBS NewsHour  Read more From the Back Cover Art and science mingle in Julia Rothman's fascinating visual tour of the natural world. If you've ever wanted to see how mountains are formed or wondered about the life cycle of a mushroom or the different types of feathers on a bird, you'll delight in exploring Rothman's drawings, diagrams, and dissections. Her spirited exploration of earth and water, flora and fauna will open your eyes to new views of nature's wonders. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Coloring Book for Adults: Adult Coloring Book: Mandalas and Patterns: Stress Relieving Designs for Relaxation, Fun and Calm (Sarah Jane Carter Coloring Books)

Pdf History Coloring Book for Adults: Adult Coloring Book: Mandalas and Patterns: Stress Relieving Designs for Relaxation, Fun and Calm (Sarah Jane Carter Coloring Books)

Pdf:Coloring Book for Adults: Adult Coloring Book: Mandalas and Patterns: Stress Relieving Designs for Relaxation, Fun and Calm (Sarah Jane Carter Coloring Books).Review Probably one of the best new mandala books that I have seen recently. A real stunner!This is probably one of the best mandala books that I have gotten in a very long time. They are absolutely exquisite! They are not over the top difficult, nor are they too basic. I would say that probably most Colorists would enjoy this beautiful book. There are only a couple of pictures that I would say are for the dedicated, advanced colorist.If you are a mandala lover, this book is a must have. You will absolutely adore it!You won't regret buying this book. I would also pick up a couple of extra copies for gifts. This is one book that I would be proud to give! Happy Coloring! Read more About the Author Sarah Jane Carter is an artist who believes in the power of art and imagination. She has a rich, diverse experience working in multiple art and graphics fields. She has created a several best selling coloring books and continues to share her passion for art with her fans.If you haven't already, explore her other best selling adult coloring books including:1. Coloring Book for Adults: Adult Coloring Book: Mandalas and Patterns: Stress Relieving Designs for Relaxation, Fun and Calm 2. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns (Sarah Jane Carter Coloring Books)3. Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns and Beautiful Artwork: Coloring Book For Adults with So Much More!and many more... You will love all her books. Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful day :-) Read more

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Botanical Line Drawing: 200 Step-by-Step Flowers, Leaves, Cacti, Succulents, and Other Items Found in Nature

Pdf History Botanical Line Drawing: 200 Step-by-Step Flowers, Leaves, Cacti, Succulents, and Other Items Found in Nature

Pdf:Botanical Line Drawing: 200 Step-by-Step Flowers, Leaves, Cacti, Succulents, and Other Items Found in Nature.Review “ We love Peggy’s take on teaching the art of line drawing. Her joyful approach to embracing imperfections throughout the process is a breath of fresh air. From her perspective, a crooked line is your crooked line—it adds unique character to your artwork. Thanks to her inclusive style, beginners and pros alike can feel confident in their creativity.” —BRIT + CO“ For anyone who has ever said “I can’t draw,” Peggy’s stepby- step guide to botanical illustration is for you. Her ability to break down complex illustrations into simple shapes will have you creating pieces of artwork you didn’t know were possible. Her style inspires the artist in all of us.” —SKILLSHARE Read more About the Author PEGGY DEAN is native to the Pacific Northwest and is a nationally recognized artist, with a focus on modern calligraphy and line drawing. She is the author of the blog The Pigeon Letters. Her work has been featured in Style Me Pretty, White Mag, and Smitten Magazine. Read more

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Mandala Coloring Book: 100+ Unique Mandala Designs and Stress Relieving Patterns for Adult Relaxation, Meditation, and Happiness (Magnificent Mandalas) (Volume 1)

Pdf History Mandala Coloring Book: 100+ Unique Mandala Designs and Stress Relieving Patterns for Adult Relaxation, Meditation, and Happiness (Magnificent Mandalas) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Mandala Coloring Book: 100+ Unique Mandala Designs and Stress Relieving Patterns for Adult Relaxation, Meditation, and Happiness (Magnificent Mandalas) (Volume 1).19 Gift Ideas | 100 ImagesColorists will love getting creative with this inspiring coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our 100 Magnificent Mandalas coloring books features an array of magical designs, from star mandala patterns to floral mandalas, each page boasts a unique illustration that colorists of all ages will adore. Our mandala coloring book contains 100 sensational drawings for you to fill in with your favorite colors. Love hearts, circles, stars and swirls are waiting to be given your creative touch.Join us on a magical coloring journey as you create your own mandala masterpieces. With 100 designs to work on, you can hone your creative skills and unleash your inner artist. Hours of fun awaits you!Why You Will Love this BookRelaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 100 images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book?Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more!6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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Country Life: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Charming Farm Scenes and Animals, Beautiful Country Landscapes and Relaxing Floral Patterns

Pdf History Country Life: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Charming Farm Scenes and Animals, Beautiful Country Landscapes and Relaxing Floral Patterns

Pdf:Country Life: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Charming Farm Scenes and Animals, Beautiful Country Landscapes and Relaxing Floral Patterns.Beautifully Detailed Country Life Designs - Enjoy Hours of Meditative Relaxation by Bringing to Life Country Scenes and Beautiful Farm Animals with Your CreativityThe delightful rural images in this "Country Life Coloring Book" provide a hours of relaxation and creativity. These ready-to-color pages include a mixture of  charming scenes of farm life and outdoor beauty -- including chickens, cows, flower gardens, and interior country home designs."Country Life Coloring Book" features 25 illustrations of stunning country and nature portraits, all gleaming with the promise of peace and serenity. These beautiful illustrations include classic country imagery for you to color and decorate. Some of the designs also incorporate country animal and plant life to give you the total country experience. Coloring Book DetailsEach coloring page is printed on a separate page to avoid bleed throughSuitable for markers, gel pens, coloring pencils, fine liners, water colorsDesigns range from simple to more complex for every skill levelLarge 8 x 10" format, professional quality designsEnjoy 25 original designs -2 copies of each image SCROLL UP AND CLICK "Add to Cart" TO ORDER YOUR COPY INSTANTLY

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Magical Forest: An Adult Coloring Book with Enchanted Forest Animals, Cute Fantasy Scenes, and Beautiful Flower Designs for Relaxation

Pdf History Magical Forest: An Adult Coloring Book with Enchanted Forest Animals, Cute Fantasy Scenes, and Beautiful Flower Designs for Relaxation

Pdf:Magical Forest: An Adult Coloring Book with Enchanted Forest Animals, Cute Fantasy Scenes, and Beautiful Flower Designs for Relaxation.19 Gift IdeasDiscover the enchanting world of the Magical Forest in this mystical coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our Magical Forest coloring book takes you on a thrilling adventure, deep into nature. Fantasy landscape scenery and beautiful forest animals await you on your journey. From mythical nature patterns to mesmerizing floral illustrations, this magical forest is a delightful exploration.Our Magical Forest coloring book promises butterflies, treehouses, peacocks, secret castles and hidden mushrooms. Grab your pens and pencils and get ready for hours of fun. Perfect for colorists of all ages, this book is a dream to color.Why You Will Love this BookRelaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 25 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book?Double Images. You get to color your favorite images a second time, have an extra copy in case you make a mistake, or have an extra page to share with a friend.Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more!6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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Geninne Zlatkis 2019 On-the-Go Weekly Planner: 17-Month Calendar with Pocket (Aug 2018 - Dec 2019, 5 x 7 closed)

Pdf History Geninne Zlatkis 2019 On-the-Go Weekly Planner: 17-Month Calendar with Pocket (Aug 2018 - Dec 2019, 5 x 7 closed)

Pdf:Geninne Zlatkis 2019 On-the-Go Weekly Planner: 17-Month Calendar with Pocket (Aug 2018 - Dec 2019, 5 x 7 closed).About the Author Geninne D Zlatkis is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. She lives in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, at 7,000 feet above sea level with her husband, Manolo, their two sons, and an adorable Red Heeler mix named Zorro. Geninne was born in New York, but shortly after her birth, her parents began traveling around South America, where she lived in seven different countries and attended several English-language schools. After studying architecture in Chile for a couple of years, she moved to Mexico City and switched her focus to art. Geninne works in a variety of media, including watercolor, ink, and pencil, and she often incorporates her great love of birds and flowers into her art. She also sews and embroiders and loves to hand-carve rubber stamps. Read more

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Adult Coloring Book: 50 Relaxing Animal Designs with Mandala Inspired Patterns for Stress Relief

Pdf History Adult Coloring Book: 50 Relaxing Animal Designs with Mandala Inspired Patterns for Stress Relief

Pdf:Adult Coloring Book: 50 Relaxing Animal Designs with Mandala Inspired Patterns for Stress Relief.19 Gift Ideas | 50 Unique ImagesSit back, relax, and enjoy a whole host of inspiring animals in this amazing coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our Relaxing Animal Designs coloring book brings your closer to nature as you meet fierce lions, sweet owls, amazing dolphins, and tropical parrots. Each beautiful illustration features a mandala design for you to enjoy coloring. Grab your pens and pencils and get ready to immerse yourself in tranquility.Our Relaxing Animal Designs coloring book offers a stunning selection of drawings for both new and advanced colorists. Horses, turtles, rabbits, otters and peacocks are just some of the animals you’ll see along the way. Create your own wonderful masterpieces and transform each image with your favorite colors.Why You Will Love this BookRelaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 50 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book?Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more!6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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Peonies 2019 Mini Wall Calendar

Pdf History Peonies 2019 Mini Wall Calendar

Pdf:Peonies 2019 Mini Wall Calendar.About the Author The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world. Founded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue. Read more

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Butterfly Garden: Beautiful Butterflies and Flowers Patterns for Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief (Adult Coloring Books - Art Therapy for The Mind) (Volume 11)

Pdf History Butterfly Garden: Beautiful Butterflies and Flowers Patterns for Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief (Adult Coloring Books - Art Therapy for The Mind) (Volume 11)

Pdf:Butterfly Garden: Beautiful Butterflies and Flowers Patterns for Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief (Adult Coloring Books - Art Therapy for The Mind) (Volume 11).Review 4.0 out of 5 starsButterfliesBySusan E. Howellon May 22, 2017Format: Kindle Edition|Verified PurchaseI have found this book amazing. I love butterflies and you have such an array of types, Anyone would and should love this coloring book.I used so many different colors an techniques. This book is at a great price and fun to do. Enjoy it. I have.5.0 out of 5 starsIntricate little bookBySAMon May 17, 2017Format: Paperback|Verified PurchaseBeautiful little book. Be prepared as it is a very intricate, detailed adult coloring book. Must be a patient & relaxed artist to color this little gem. Amazing Detail & Designs Coloring Book-Can't wait to purchase more!, February 16, 2016By Trish KolbeVerified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Butterfly Garden: Beautiful Butterflies and Flowers Patterns For Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief (Adult Coloring Books - Art Therapy for The Mind Book 11) (Kindle Edition)As an avid crafter I wasn't too impressed when my Mom bought me an adult coloring book for Christmas, however since I have gotten this ebook and colored my first butterfly I am addicted and am sure I will get to her coloring book soon. It was so relaxing and fun doing this project I stayed up all night finishing it and didn't even realize the night was over. Since it was my first time I wanted something halfway simple so I chose the single butterfly. I struggled with the coloring books not knowing what I would do with the pictures after I colored them. With Broderick's designs I don't have that problem, they are all so gorgeous I can see many projects. Cards, scrapbook pages, framed, etc. they truly are a work of art. The download is simple and quick. 102 pages of pure bliss, with a FREE PDF, also easy to download with over 40 butterfly and flower designs, PLUS he also added some bonus pages. So with this book you have 50 pictures to print and color. Not to mention I signed up for his newsletter and got even more FREE coloring pages. They are neat and crisp prints. I love the fact that I have it on my computer and can print as I need/want them and not have the book hanging around my craft room. When my nieces come over we can each choose a design, print and spend quality, creative time together. I received this ebook free of charge for an honest review, and am thrilled to have been chosen to do so. I will be purchasing many more of Broderick's books. I have attached a copy of my butterfly so you can see how amazing the detail of the design is along with some inspiration on how to use it for more than just a coloring page. I wanted it to look lifelike and am ok with the results. I used colored pencils, markers and water to create this butterfly. I haven't decided if I am going to use it on a card or put it in a 3D frame with the saying 'Go where your wings take you.' Read more From the Author Why You Need To Pick Up This Coloring Book...Right Now! Do you remember coming home from school with your coloring book, proud of what you have done? As soon as you finish the first page in your adult book, you will be taken right back to those days. You'll want to interrupt your significant other so you can show off your latest work and when he/she turns around and says 'that's nice', the sense of satisfaction you'll get will be unlike anything you've experienced before. The Possibilities Are Endless When you buy your own coloring book, you'll realize that the possibilities are endless. You will also realize that there is just something so appealing about coloring and that it is a great way for you to de-stress at the end of the day. With coloring books being more affordable than ever, there has never been a better time for you to pick up your own today. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Unicorn Coloring Book: A Unicorn and Horse Lovers Delight Featuring 30+ Majestic Design Pages To Color | Patterns For Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief (Majestic Unicorn) (Volume 1)

Pdf History Unicorn Coloring Book: A Unicorn and Horse Lovers Delight Featuring 30+ Majestic Design Pages To Color | Patterns For Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief (Majestic Unicorn) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Unicorn Coloring Book: A Unicorn and Horse Lovers Delight Featuring 30+ Majestic Design Pages To Color | Patterns For Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief (Majestic Unicorn) (Volume 1).GRAB THE NEWEST AND MOST MAJESTIC UNICORN COLORING BOOK!This incredible Adult Coloring Book by best-selling artist Broderick S Johnson is the perfect way to relieve stress and while enjoying beautiful and highly detailed and majestic unicorn images. Use Any Coloring ToolsIncluding colored pencils, pens, and fine-tipped markers. One Image Per PageEach image is printed on one page to prevent bleed-through.Display Your ArtworkYou can display your artwork with a standard 8.5" x 11" frame. FREE Digital Version IncludedAs a special bonus, you can download a PDF copy of this book and print your favorite images as many times as you want and print on any paper of your choiceNow on SaleRegular Price: $7.99 Now On Sale For Limited time only. Makes a Great GiftSurprise that special someone in your life and make them smile. Get 2 copies or more to gift to friends and get one for yourself.Buy Now, Start Coloring, and Relax... Scroll to the top of the page and click the 'Add To Cart' button.

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Coloring Book for Adults: Stress Relieving Designs: Animals, Birds, Mandalas, Butterflies, Flowers, Paisley Patterns, Garden Designs, and Amazing Swirls for Adults Relaxation

Pdf History Coloring Book for Adults: Stress Relieving Designs: Animals, Birds, Mandalas, Butterflies, Flowers, Paisley Patterns, Garden Designs, and Amazing Swirls for Adults Relaxation

Pdf:Coloring Book for Adults: Stress Relieving Designs: Animals, Birds, Mandalas, Butterflies, Flowers, Paisley Patterns, Garden Designs, and Amazing Swirls for Adults Relaxation.About the Author Dan Morris is a best selling coloring book artist.Dan Morris coloring books are loved by coloring book enthusiasts and they are frequent best-sellers. Explore the entire Dan Morris Nature Coloring Books Series including Stress Relieving Animal Designs, Woodland Creatures, Butterflies and Flowers, Hummingbirds.To learn more, visit DanMorris.art Read more

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Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Pdf History Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Pdf:Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour.Review Botanical artists Billy Showell's highly accomplished paintings give a contemporary twist to the traditional art of botanical painting, and have received worldwide acclaim. In 'Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour' she draws upon her years of experience and expertise to produce an impressive compendium of simply stunning works of art. As an instruction manual, 'Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour' covers every aspect of botanical painting, including the materials and tools needed, preserving specimens, drawing, painting, color mixing and composition. Richly illustrated throughout with step-by-step demonstrations and examples of her work, 'Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour' is a visual feast as well as an invaluable source of expert guidance and inspiration. With a diverse range of subjects that include flowers, foliage, fruit and vegetables, Billy provides an insight into her painting techniques that artists of all abilities will find both informative and inspirational. 'Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour' is thoroughly 'user friendly' in tone, commentary, organization and presentation, making it an ideal and very highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Art Studies instructional reference collections in general, and Botanical Art supplemental studies reading lists in particular. It should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that 'Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour' is also available in a Kindle format ($22.30),. (Midwest Book Reviews http://www.midwestbookreview.com/lbw/dec_16.htm#Art) Read more About the Author Billy Showell graduated from St Martins School of Art with a B.A. in fashion design, but was irresistably drawn to painting and illustration. In 1993 she set course for a career as an artist and now paints, illustrates and teaches botanical painting at her studio and art clubs in the UK, USA and Australia. She lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and two sons. Billy has been awarded five Certificates of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artists and her first book on watercolour flower portraits has been hugely successful in the UK and abroad. Billy's paintings are collected by her followers the world over and many are available as limited edition prints. Read more

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Sticker Mosaics: By the Sea: Create Beautiful Paintings with 1,212 Stickers!

Pdf History Sticker Mosaics: By the Sea: Create Beautiful Paintings with 1,212 Stickers!

Pdf:Sticker Mosaics: By the Sea: Create Beautiful Paintings with 1,212 Stickers!.About the Author Silvio Rebêlo is the creator of the Sticker Mosaics books Exotic Animals and By the Sea. A Brazilian Graphic Designer based in Russia who has developed a series of Geometric illustrations as work style, Silvio also runs an internet shop at Etsy called villavera. Read more

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Jean Haines' Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour

Pdf History Jean Haines' Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour

Pdf:Jean Haines' Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour.About the Author Well known for her enthusiasm and passion for art, Jean Haines covers a wide range of subjects in a loose and interpretive style. In the 1990s she studied Chinese Brushwork in Hong Kong, which she now incorporates in her expressive watercolours. Light, colour and sections left to the viewers' imagination play a vital role in her paintings. In 1997 Jean moved to Dubai where she held workshops and courses and participated in many prestigious events at major galleries. Her work soon became collectible and she has since sold many pieces which are now in homes all over the world. Following a short period in both France and Belgium, Jean returned to the UK in 2006, and now regularly exhibits and hosts international watercolour workshops for artists from all over the world. She has won many awards for her outstanding work, most recently the Society for All Artists' Professional Artist of the Year, Experimental and Abstract Award. She regularly gives courses in the US and Canada. Read more

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Sticker Mosaics: Exotic Animals: Create Stunning Paintings with 1,252 Stickers!

Pdf History Sticker Mosaics: Exotic Animals: Create Stunning Paintings with 1,252 Stickers!

Pdf:Sticker Mosaics: Exotic Animals: Create Stunning Paintings with 1,252 Stickers!.About the Author Silvio Rebêlo is the creator of the Sticker Mosaics books Exotic Animals and By the Sea. A Brazilian Graphic Designer based in Russia who has developed a series of Geometric illustrations as work style, Silvio also runs an internet shop at Etsy called villavera. Read more

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Unnatural Selection

Pdf History Unnatural Selection

Pdf:Unnatural Selection.Review 'It is the human-wrought marvel of selective breeding, applied to a dizzying array of domestic fauna, that is at the heart of Katrina van Grouw’s Unnatural Selection. This massive and breathtakingly beautiful book uses artificial selection―the means by which breeders promote desired traits, turning ‘tame populations into more beautiful, more useful, more productive, more efficient, or simply different versions’―to elucidate the processes of evolution itself.'---Julie Zickefoose, Wall Street Journal'A brilliant concept that is quite stunning in its presentation and execution. . . . Katrina’s writing is full of passion and excitement for her subject. It is also intelligent, fluid, witty and easily read & understood.'---Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog'[A] witty, exquisitely illustrated book.'---Alison Abbott, Nature'Unnatural Selection feels like an homage to the standards of a bygone publishing age, through its large-format pages and its use of heavy sepia-coloured paper, but especially in van Grouw’s lovingly detailed monochrome drawings.'---Mark Cocker, Spectator'Her drawings have to be seen to be believed. . . . Fabulous and irresistible. Van Grouw is a genius. . . . With its immense ambition and staggering graphics, this is a tricky book to summarize – but its author’s extraordinary talent is one that demands and deserves an audience.'---Rob Innes, Cage & Aviary Birds'With its generous format and abundant illustrations, this book might seem to be for leafing through, but you will inevitably find yourself reading it. As appealing as they are instructive, the pictures inexorably draw even the most casual of coffee table book page flickers into the text. . . . Few are the books that can be recommended with equal enthusiasm to birders, dog owners, biology students, poultry breeders, and the merely (merely!) curious, but Unnatural Selection is one of them. No matter what your interest, this book, with its sophisticated but accessible text and its captivating illustrations, will be one of the highlights of your reading year.'---Rick Wright, Vermilion Flycatcher'I don’t think it would be an understatement to say that this is the book I’ve been waiting for all my life. . . . The very fact it can be understood by all is a real credit to the author who has well and truly done her research.'---Grant Brereton, Fancy Fowl'van Grouw’s beautiful anatomical illustrations are as informative and scientifically rigorous as a statistical plot but also as aesthetically pleasing as the pieces hanging in an art gallery. . . . van Grouw is perfectly placed to communicate in a way that is conversational but also precise, confidently knowledgeable, and often poetic. It seems too easy to make a comparison with Darwin, yet it would be remiss not to.'---Caitlin R. Kight, Trends in Ecology & Evolution'A hefty, gorgeous, yet serious, book . . . stuffed with Katrina’s exquisitely observed pencil drawings. . . . A remarkable portrayal of the wonder of artificial selection―an ancient process that’s still going on today.'---Ben Hoare, BBC Wildlife Magazine'I'm impressed with this book's content, organization, and writing. The scholarship is impressive and conveyed in an accessible manner.'―Greger Larson, University of Oxford Read more From the Back Cover 'I'm impressed with this book's content, organization, and writing. The scholarship is impressive and conveyed in an accessible manner.'--Greger Larson, University of Oxford 'Combining art, history, and science, this idiosyncratic book is very engaging and exceptionally clear. The illustrations, more than just appropriate and accurate, are marvelous.'--Henry S. Horn, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, Princeton University Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Zen Cat 2019 Mini Wall Calendar: Paintings and Poetry by Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin

Pdf History Zen Cat 2019 Mini Wall Calendar: Paintings and Poetry by Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin

Pdf:Zen Cat 2019 Mini Wall Calendar: Paintings and Poetry by Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin.About the Author Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin's art and poetry reflect his experience with ancient Eastern spiritual practices, Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, and ancient Mesoamerican cultures. His work — a mythic amalgamation of age-old healing practices and present-day trends in spirituality, science, and nature — results in a true fusion of East and West and inspires people worldwide to practice compassion, love, and kindness, and the joy of living in the present moment. For four decades, Honshin has been showing his artwork throughout the Western United States in the Mirrors of the Moon exhibitions. He has received numerous awards and international recognition for his art and poetry. Honshin and his wife, Krystal, own and operate the Gallery of the Ascending Spirit and the Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony & Radiance in Tlaquepaque Arts Village in Sedona, Arizona. Read more

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Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

Pdf History Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

Pdf:Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials.Review “The Schramer’s treehouses are striking for their attention to detail, for their child-like sense of whimsy and their originality. They are enchanting; I have never seen anything like them.” —Agnes Gund, Past President, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. “Husband and wife team Debbie and Mike Schramer craft a magical world in their artistic creations with nature as their inspiration.' —National Endowment for the Arts “Debbie and Mike Schramer’s Fantasy Treehouse is a creation of pure whimsy, where fairies reside in decorated nooks and crannies of a magical tree.” —The Baltimore Sun newspaper Read more About the Author Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books including Chairmania, Morning Glories, and Forget Me. Their work has also been in Travel and Leisure, Country Folk Art, and Faerie magazines and the Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times newspapers, among others. Their work has also exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum and the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has many of their intricate fairy pieces in their permanent collection. Their art has is collected and purchased by many well-known people including film producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side), actor Aidan Quinn, Jennifer Nicholson, daughter of actor Jack Nicholson, Mimi Danly, artist for Jim Henson, authors Mary Emmerling and Tricia Foley and Bob Timberlake, artist, author and designer. Just a few of the hundreds of shops that have carried the Schramer’s nature art include Fillamento and Felissimo in San Francisco and New York and the Ferrin Gallery, the Utica, the Phoenix, the Panaca and the Takashimaya, Japan, galleries. Mike and Debbie’s beautiful art pieces have been in New York department stores as well as in show rooms, art auctions and major art and miniature shows in other parts of the country as well. Commissioned pieces were accepted in the catalogue Finishing Touches for several years and for the New York Toy Fair by artist and author Lauren Mills. Read more

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The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

Pdf History The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

Pdf:The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.About the Author Edith Holden (1871–1920) was born at Kings Norton, Birmingham, one of seven children of a Midlands paint manufacturer. The family lived in the small village of Olton in Warwickshire and it was there that she wrote and illustrated the book. After attending art school, she worked as an illustrator, with her drawings being published in several books. Read more

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Beloved Dog

Pdf History Beloved Dog

Pdf:Beloved Dog.Review “Maira Kalman’s BELOVED DOG captures in glorious washes of color and equally riotous, reverential text the bodies and souls of her dogs, and memorable others and their owners.”—Elle Magazine  Read more About the Author Maira Kalman is an illustrator, an author, and a designer. She is the author of And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Principles of Uncertainty. She is the illustrator of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules and the bestselling edition of William Strunk and E. B. White’s The Elements of Style. Kalman’s work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan. Read more

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Create Magic: A Coloring Book by Katie Daisy for Adults and Kids at Heart

Pdf History Create Magic: A Coloring Book by Katie Daisy for Adults and Kids at Heart

Pdf:Create Magic: A Coloring Book by Katie Daisy for Adults and Kids at Heart.About the Author Working in watercolor and acrylic paint as well as mixed media materials, Katie strives to capture the magic and beauty of a life lived in harmony with nature. She sells high-quality prints through her website & Etsy shop, and has licensed her work for a wide-reaching variety of products. Some of her notable clients include: Oprah Winfrey Network, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Target, Pottery Barn, and Chronicle Books. Katie currently lives and works in a quiet cabin beneath the warm sun and old-growth pines of the Pacific Northwest. Read more

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ANIMAL MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation & Stress Relief (MOSAIC Color By Number Books) (Volume 1)

Pdf History ANIMAL MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation & Stress Relief (MOSAIC Color By Number Books) (Volume 1)

Pdf:ANIMAL MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation & Stress Relief (MOSAIC Color By Number Books) (Volume 1).This COLOR BY NUMBER book has been created for those who love ACTIVITY COLORING. Here you will find 25 MOSAICS featuring CUTE ANIMALS. Each drawing consists of MULTIPLE PIECES with numbers from 1 to 22 where each number corresponds to a specific color from the COLOR PALETTE, which you will find on the back cover.At the beginning of the book there is a SAMPLE PAGE where you can try the colors or create your own palette. Use your favorite pencils, markers or pens to create MOSAIC MASTERPIECES!Thanks to it being light, letter-size and requiring just 22 colors, this book is ideal for COLORING ON A TRIP.The LIST of ANIMALS for coloring: Deer Lions Bear Hedgehog Peacock Turtle Camel Owl Seal Leopard Elephant Dragonfly Rabbit Kittens Dolphins Foxes Monkey Wolves Tiger Parrots HorseHippopotamusGiraffes Cat and Dog EagleThe MOSAIC Color By Number Books series includes:ANIMAL MOSAIC Color by NumberTRAVEL MOSAIC Color by NumberCHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color by NumberMOSAIC MANDALA Color by Number

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Elegant Elephants: An Adult Coloring Book with Majestic African Elephants and Relaxing Mandala Patterns for Elephant Lovers

Pdf History Elegant Elephants: An Adult Coloring Book with Majestic African Elephants and Relaxing Mandala Patterns for Elephant Lovers

Pdf:Elegant Elephants: An Adult Coloring Book with Majestic African Elephants and Relaxing Mandala Patterns for Elephant Lovers.19 Gift IdeasExplore the breath-taking world of elephants in this charming coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our Elegant Elephants coloring book promises an exciting coloring adventure for colorists of all ages. Each elephant illustration contains a relaxing mandala design so you can hone your creative skills. From elephant friends, giant trunks, and delicate tusks to cute baby elephants and fun elephants enjoying the sun, each page is ready to be filled with an array of color.Our Elegant Elephants coloring book is ideal for colorists at all levels. Use your favorite pens and pencils to bring each beautiful elephant to life with an explosion of color.Why You Will Love this BookRelaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 25 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book?Double Images. You get to color your favorite images a second time, have an extra copy in case you make a mistake, or have an extra page to share with a friend.Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more!6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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FANTASY QUEST Color by Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation & Stress Relief (Color By Number Quest) (Volume 6)

Pdf History FANTASY QUEST Color by Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation & Stress Relief (Color By Number Quest) (Volume 6)

Pdf:FANTASY QUEST Color by Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation & Stress Relief (Color By Number Quest) (Volume 6).Do you LIKE unusual ADULT COLORING BOOKS and PUZZLES? Are you a fan of FANTASY? Then this 6th book from the Color By Number Quest series is FOR YOU! Here you will find 25 different FANTASY CREATURES in HEXAGONAL and TRIAGONAL GRIDS with NUMBERS in cells. EACH NUMBER means a PARTICULAR COLOR from the 22-COLOR PALETTE on the back cover. At the beginning of the book there is a SAMPLE PAGE where you can try the colors or create your own palette.This book is IDEAL for TRAVELLING as it is LIGHT, has a LETTER SIZE and you only need a 22-COLOR SET of your favorite PENS, PENCILS or MARKERS.The LIST of FANTASY CREATURES from this book:PhoenixGremlinCentaurGorgonPegasusCerberusGoblinGarudaHydraMagicianDragonTrollUnicornManticoreSirenGriffinCyclopsThunderbirdLeviathanFairyGnomeChimeraOrcElfSphinxThe Color By Number Quest series includes:ANIMAL QUEST Color by NumberPOKEMON QUEST Color by NumberBABY ANIMAL QUEST Color by NumberANIMAL LOVE QUEST Color by NumberCHRISTMAS ANIMAL QUEST Color by NumberFANTASY QUEST Color by NumberColoring QuestART ANIMALS Color By Number Quest

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Just Add Watercolor Flowers: Easy Techniques and Beautiful Patterns for True Beginners (Design Originals) 8 Step-by-Step Skill-Building Projects with Tips & Tricks on Thick Perforated Watercolor Paper

Pdf History Just Add Watercolor Flowers: Easy Techniques and Beautiful Patterns for True Beginners (Design Originals) 8 Step-by-Step Skill-Building Projects with Tips & Tricks on Thick Perforated Watercolor Paper

Pdf:Just Add Watercolor Flowers: Easy Techniques and Beautiful Patterns for True Beginners (Design Originals) 8 Step-by-Step Skill-Building Projects with Tips & Tricks on Thick Perforated Watercolor Paper.Review Just Add Watercolor: Easy Techniques and Beautiful Patterns for True Beginners and Just Add Water: Happy Thoughts by Robin Pickens are both great books to use to begin working in watercolors. Robin Pickens has step-by-step examples in the back of each book, and her pages are filled with her drawings on watercolor paper so that you can creat your own watercolor paintings. (Outnumbered 3 to 1) Read more From the Back Cover Jump into Watercolors Learn to watercolor as you practice painting beautiful flowers! This skill-building book for absolute beginners will teach you everything you need to know to get started with watercolor painting. Talented artist Robin Pickens introduces you to all the basics and guides you step-by-step through eight floral watercolor projects. Each exercise features soft, muted patterns printed on genuine, thick watercolor paper, perforated for easy removal and display. Robin makes it all so easy and achievable with step-by-step artistic advice for each painting. Discover how to make your own beautiful watercolor paintings! Complete introduction to tools, materials, and techniques Learn-while-you-paint practice exercises Genuine, thick watercolor paper Inspiring watercolor art guides Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars

Pdf History Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars

Pdf:Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars.Book Description The singular vision of a courageous Mississippi activistMississippi Witness is a riveting collection of photographs taken by my good friend Florence Mars. Through Flossy’s unique lens, she captured powerful images of the civil rights movement. She was a wonderful, heroic figure, and I am thrilled that this book has been published to finally share her amazing story with the world. Flossy was able to use her camera to collect and express emotions which were not easily translatable. Quite simply, her pictures spoke volumes. This book is an important volume on this period of our nation’s history. (William F. Winter, former governor of Mississippi)In 2004, I visited Florence Mars at her home in Philadelphia, Mississippi, the town in which my older brother Andrew and his comrades James Chaney and Michael Schwerner were murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen forty years before. Burdened by disease, she struggled to speak clearly, yet her courage and commitment to the self-evident truth that all people are created equal were undimmed. In these photographs, most taken in the decade between 1954 and 1964, she captures both the horror and the haunting beauty of rural Mississippi in the last days of legal segregation. (David Goodman, president of The Andrew Goodman Foundation)Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars is an amazing gift of rarely seen images―rich, haunting, and complex―that capture the tenor and the tint of Philadelphia, Mississippi, in the early years of the civil rights era. Florence Mars’s beautiful and startling photographs capture the daily rhythms of Neshoba County, Mississippi, at a time of transformation and racial struggle. Thanks to the work of Campbell and Owens, we have access to work that enriches, surprises, humanizes, confounds, clarifies, and enhances the visual history of a region in the throes of change. This is an important and needed publication. (Lonnie G. Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and coauthor of Memories of the Enslaved: Voices from the Slave Narratives)In a striking compendium of images, text, and scholarly research, Mississippi Witness quietly and beautifully captures what Mars saw. This book will interest students and scholars, photographers and activists, and all those who are committed to tracing the arc of American social justice. (Laura Wexler, professor at Yale University and author of Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U.S. Imperialism and “A More Perfect Likeness”: Frederick Douglass and the Image of the Nation) Read more About the Author James T. Campbell is Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University. His previous books include Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787–2005. Elaine Owens recently retired as director of the image/sound archives at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, where she helped to collect and curate the Florence Mars Collection. Read more

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The Sumi-E Book

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Pdf:The Sumi-E Book.About the Author Yolanda Mayhall (1926-2011) was born in New York City and went on to serve as a cartographer during World War II. After the war, she spent years studying the Japanese brush painting style known as “sumi-e” with renowned masters Takeuchi and Saito. She participated in many art exhibits worldwide, including galleries in Washington, DC, and Florida. Read more

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The Chinese Brush Painting Bible: Over 200 Motifs with Step by Step Illustrated Instructions (Artist's Bibles)

Pdf History The Chinese Brush Painting Bible: Over 200 Motifs with Step by Step Illustrated Instructions (Artist's Bibles)

Pdf:The Chinese Brush Painting Bible: Over 200 Motifs with Step by Step Illustrated Instructions (Artist's Bibles).Chinese brush painting uses minimal strokes to describe the essence of a subject and capture its rhythm and grace. This beautiful book contains 200 exquisite motifs to re-create, from flowers and fruits to wildlife and scenery. This book starts with a brief history of Chinese painting styles, followed by a chapter on materials, tools, and basic techniques. The heart of the book is a directory of 200 motifs, starting with the "Four Gentlemen"��the bamboo, orchid, plum, blossom and crysanthemum. Chinese painting courses usually begin with the Four Gentlemen because the wide range of strokes required to paint each of them provides a catalog of strokes that can then be used to paint any other subject.The Chinese Brush Painting Bible is especially designed for artists of all levels, beginner to advanced, who are looking to hone their skills in a specific style of artwork. The books are 6.5in x 8in, hardcover with an internal spiral binding so they lay open flat as readers follow the steps on their own canvas. This book is beautifully illustrated and contains hundreds of colorful pieces of artwork, photographs, and helpful diagrams. Step-by-step instructions help guide artists through the learning process.

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Rethinking Acrylic: Radical Solutions For Exploiting The World's Most Versatile Medium

Pdf History Rethinking Acrylic: Radical Solutions For Exploiting The World's Most Versatile Medium

Pdf:Rethinking Acrylic: Radical Solutions For Exploiting The World's Most Versatile Medium.Revolutionize your work with acrylics! Get ready for the creative ride of your life! Tradition is out, experimentation is in with this cutting-edge how-to sampler of techniques to use with acrylic, the world’s most versatile medium. Inside, you’ll find inventive, non-traditional, downright inspirational ways to paint with acrylic (pour, scrape, squirt, roll, layer and excavate). Workshop style instruction covers a wide range of approaches: Watermedia Effects * Creating Texture Gels * Subtractive Techniques * Collage and Acrylic Skins * Acrylic Transfers and the Printed Image * Pours * Acrylic Encaustic * Metallic and Reflective Paints * Drawing and Resists with Acrylic * Traditional Techniques with Acrylic * Varnishing18 step-by-step demonstrations illustrate a wide variety of techniques including engraving acrylic, intarsia, pouring acrylic objects and more.Studio visits profile 10 artists and their personal approaches to painting with acrylics.If you want to try something new...to put more play into your artwork...to test-drive some of those enticing products you’ve been eyeing...open this book and go for it. We’re not talking just about brush and canvas anymore...get out the hand-sander and Plexiglas, and hold on tight (or better yet, let loose!), because this adventure-in-acrylics will take you through a variety of possibilities. Delicate transparent washes, lively impasto surfaces, radical multi-dimensional effects... What will YOU think of next?

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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Pdf History Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Pdf:Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art.Amazon.com Review A comic book about comic books. McCloud, in an incredibly accessible style, explains the details of how comics work: how they're composed, read and understood. More than just a book about comics, this gets to the heart of how we deal with visual languages in general. 'The potential of comics is limitless and exciting!' writes McCloud. This should be required reading for every school teacher. Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman says, 'The most intelligent comics I've seen in a long time.' Read more Review “If you read, write, teach or draw comics; if you want to; or if you simply want to watch a master explainer at work, you must read this book.” (Neil Gaiman)“McCloud’s masterwork is not just an indispensable treatise on comics, it’s also the best primer around on visual literacy and the mechanics of storytelling. A must-read for anyone interested in narrative of any kind.” (Alison Bechdel)“Cleverly disguised as an easy-to-read comic book, Scott McCloud’s simple-looking tome deconstructs the secret language of comics while casually revealing secrets of time, space, art and the cosmos! The most intelligent comics I’ve seen in a long time. Bravo.” (Art Spiegelman)“Reading Understanding Comics blew my teenage mind, and gave me a toolbox full of ideas that I still use today.” (Raina Telgemeier)“The best analysis of the medium that I have ever encountered.” (Alan Moore)“BRAVO!! ... A landmark dissection and intellectual consideration of comics as a valid medium. ... Anyone interested in this literary form must read it.” (Will Eisner) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Doodling for Cat People

Pdf History Doodling for Cat People

Pdf:Doodling for Cat People.About the Author Gemma Correll is an illustrator originally from the UK, now based in Oakland, California. A graduate of the Norwich School for Art and Design, Gemma’s work has a strong narrative basis. She specializes in hand-drawn comics, characters, illustrations, typography, and pattern. Gemma has exhibited all over the world, and she was the recipient of a Young Guns award from the Art Director’s Club of New York in 2010. Gemma is the author and illustrator behind the quirky Doodling for… series. Read more

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The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Pdf History The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Pdf:The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.Review LIBRARY JOURNALPublished in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name at the Freer Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, this volume succeeds in giving a thorough overview of the history of the Qur'an and the role of Qur'anic text in Islamic societies from the late seventh through the 17th centuries. Accompanying essays from experts with academic, museum, and library backgrounds cover a historiography of the topic, a history of collecting and exhibiting Qur'ans, and the evolution of and regional distinctions in materials, layouts, and styles (in calligraphy and in illumination and ornamentation). Though dry at times, the writing is clear and easy to follow. The catalog's 67 entries include beautiful photographs of the items (Qur'ans, Qur'an chests, and Qur'an stands) alongside detailed item descriptions. A glossary is included. VERDICT Students and experts of Islamic history, religious studies, and Islamic art will find this work extremely useful and will delight in its comprehensive nature. Essential for academic and art libraries, but not a necessary purchase for public libraries.—Jennifer Naimzadeh, Richland Lib., Columbia, SC Read more About the Author MASSUMEH FARHAD is chief curator and curator of Islamic art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. A specialist in the arts of the book from 16th- and 17th-century Iran, Farhad has curated numerous exhibitions on the arts of the Islamic world and coauthored Slaves of the Shah: New Elites in Safavid Iran (2004) and Falnama: The Book of Omens (2009). SIMON RETTIG is the curatorial fellow for the arts of the Islamic world at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. He holds a PhD in the history of Islamic art and architecture from Aix-Marseille University. He curated the Sackler's 2014 exhibition Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy. Read more

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An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)

Pdf History An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)

Pdf:An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum).Amazon.com Review Taken from a 16th-century manuscript now housed in the Getty Museum, the intricate illustrations in this tiny volume are characteristic of Renaissance art: each letter is surrounded by religious and political imagery, as well as fanciful creatures and a fragment of a Psalm beginning with the respective letter. The warm, rich colors and the juxtaposition of elements such as crabs, asps, grapes, disembodied wings, crests, irises, and flags imbue each plate with a sense of divine haughtiness and humor. Besides the drawings themselves, the accompanying notes describe the evolution of different fonts, providing information that helps the reader interpret the wealth of information in each drawing. Read more From Library Journal Demeude's preoccupation with letters has led him to bring together illuminated initials and ornamental characters from 12 centuries of alphabets and typography, ranging from 8th-century sacred manuscripts to 20th-century mass-produced postcards. Included are samples from over 100 alphabets created by such artists as Durer, Holbein, Daumier, and Kate Greenaway. The animated letters may be draped with the human form, used to offer historical or biblical scenes, or entwined with naturalistic scenes. While the accompanying historical notes and essays are succinct, the visuals will be of the most value as a study collection. The Getty's diminutive (51/4' x 71/4') volumes contain reproductions and notes on calligraphy and miniature paintings from a work commissioned by the court of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II during the 16th century. Currently in the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Mira calligraphiae monumenta (Model Book of Calligraphy) is the combined effort of master calligrapher Georg Bocskay and court artist Joris Hoefnagel. Considered one of the most precious books of the European Renaissance, it represents the transition from medieval European manuscript illumination to the emergence of the floral still life genre of the early 17th century. Nature Illuminated contains reproductions of 41 manuscript pages with meticulous studies of flora and fauna. An Abecedarium contains 38 illuminated reproductions of Roman capital and Gothic lowercase letters. These unique titles are best suited to specialized art and design collections.?Judith Yankeilun Lind, Roseland Free Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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The Lindisfarne Gospels (Illuminated Gift)

Pdf History The Lindisfarne Gospels (Illuminated Gift)

Pdf:The Lindisfarne Gospels (Illuminated Gift).About the Author Janet Backhouse was Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Library. She is the author of The Illuminated Manuscript, also published by Phaidon. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

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Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts

Pdf History Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts

Pdf:Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts.From Library Journal This wonderful series catalogs selections from the J. Paul Getty Museum at the new Getty Center in Los Angeles, which opened to great fanfare this past December. Each volume focuses on a specific aspect and specialty of the Getty permanent collections, and each is produced by the curatorial staff of the respective divisions. Antiquities encompasses artistic works produced from the Bronze Age and geometric period to the Republican and Imperial Roman periods. Brief articles introduce the wide range of beautifully illustrated artifacts, including sculpture, painted terra cotta pottery, and jewelry. Each item is identified by date, size, and attribution, if known. Decorative Arts reveals the splendor and fine crafting of both functional and decorative items, including furniture and cabinetry, stoneware, glassware, porcelain, silver, and tapestry. Brief descriptions accompany each of the 100 masterfully illustrated items. This volume also includes an index to artists, makers, and manufacturers. Drawings focuses on a fraction of the major holdings in the Getty collection and includes a marvelous sampling of pastels, watercolors, pencil, pen-and-ink, and chalk works. Each of the 100 items represented have brief descriptions and are arranged by European schools of artists, including Blake, Daumier, Gericault, Leonardo da Vinci, Millet, Poussin, and Titian. Illuminated Manuscripts comprises a spectacular array of written artifacts among the masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art and includes liturgical books, devotional books, and books of the Bible. Among those featured are Jean Froissart's The Chronicle and examples from Georg Bocskay's Mira Calligrapiae Monuments, which was illuminated by Hoefnagel. The manuscripts are arranged chronologically and the text includes brief commentaries on each item. The book concludes with a glossary of key terminology. Paintings focuses primarily on the European schools of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, and French works and gloriously represents some of the finest examples by Breughel, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Van Dyke, and Van Gogh, to name a few. Descriptions accompany each work, and an index to artists concludes the book. Together the books comprise a wonderful panorama of art from one of the world's most notable collections. Two additional titles, on photography and sculpture, will be published later this year. Enthusiastically recommended.?Steven Thomas, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mt. PleasantCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts

Pdf History Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts

Pdf:Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts.From Library Journal This wonderful series catalogs selections from the J. Paul Getty Museum at the new Getty Center in Los Angeles, which opened to great fanfare this past December. Each volume focuses on a specific aspect and specialty of the Getty permanent collections, and each is produced by the curatorial staff of the respective divisions. Antiquities encompasses artistic works produced from the Bronze Age and geometric period to the Republican and Imperial Roman periods. Brief articles introduce the wide range of beautifully illustrated artifacts, including sculpture, painted terra cotta pottery, and jewelry. Each item is identified by date, size, and attribution, if known. Decorative Arts reveals the splendor and fine crafting of both functional and decorative items, including furniture and cabinetry, stoneware, glassware, porcelain, silver, and tapestry. Brief descriptions accompany each of the 100 masterfully illustrated items. This volume also includes an index to artists, makers, and manufacturers. Drawings focuses on a fraction of the major holdings in the Getty collection and includes a marvelous sampling of pastels, watercolors, pencil, pen-and-ink, and chalk works. Each of the 100 items represented have brief descriptions and are arranged by European schools of artists, including Blake, Daumier, Gericault, Leonardo da Vinci, Millet, Poussin, and Titian. Illuminated Manuscripts comprises a spectacular array of written artifacts among the masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art and includes liturgical books, devotional books, and books of the Bible. Among those featured are Jean Froissart's The Chronicle and examples from Georg Bocskay's Mira Calligrapiae Monuments, which was illuminated by Hoefnagel. The manuscripts are arranged chronologically and the text includes brief commentaries on each item. The book concludes with a glossary of key terminology. Paintings focuses primarily on the European schools of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, and French works and gloriously represents some of the finest examples by Breughel, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Van Dyke, and Van Gogh, to name a few. Descriptions accompany each work, and an index to artists concludes the book. Together the books comprise a wonderful panorama of art from one of the world's most notable collections. Two additional titles, on photography and sculpture, will be published later this year. Enthusiastically recommended.?Steven Thomas, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mt. PleasantCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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The Art of the Bible: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World

Pdf History The Art of the Bible: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World

Pdf:The Art of the Bible: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World.About the Author Dr. Scot McKendrick is the head of Western Heritage Collections at the British Library. His publications include Codex Sinaiticus: New Perspective on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript and Illuminating the Renaissance.Dr. Kathleen Doyle is the lead curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library. Read more

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Thai Manuscript Painting

Pdf History Thai Manuscript Painting

Pdf:Thai Manuscript Painting.The paintings in Thai manuscripts, with their lively detail and vibrant colours, form a rich and varied record of the culture of Old Thailand. In this illustrated study, Henry Ginsburg examines the dominant themes and narratives in a wide range of manuscript paintings and discusses the works in their religious, historical and cultural settings, with notes on the evolving style of painting from the earliest surviving 17th-century examples to the present day. An appendix gives a complete list of illustrated Thai manuscripts in The British Library and surveys other major western collections. Read more

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Art of the Maya Scribe

Pdf History Art of the Maya Scribe

Pdf:Art of the Maya Scribe.From Publishers Weekly Gorgeously illustrated and relating a fascinating linguistic tale, this look at the art of classic Maya scribes by anthropologist Coe and photographer Kerr includes the latest research into the deciphering of this mysterious writing. Maya scribes were both men and women, the authors write, and were much appreciated in a world where literature, art and mathematics had achieved unusual heights. The Classic Maya period lasted from about A.D. 250 until about A.D. 900, and its cities included Palenque in Mexico, Tikal in Guatemala and Copan in Honduras. Although the Olmecs in Mexico were the first in the hemisphere to have writing, the Maya, according to the authors, were 'the only pre-conquest people in the New World to have a writing system sophisticated enough to express anything that was in their language.' Maya writing, carved on stones such as jade, traced on pottery or painted on walls, deals almost exclusively with historical events--notably the constant wars waged between the city-states. Mythical characters appear, but mostly as part of paintings that represent actual historical figures, their places in the rich dreamworld of the Maya as well as where they rank in the pecking order of their cities indicated by fantastic headdresses. The authors mostly manage to keep the discussion accessible to the lay reader, but occasionally they do veer off into territory where only linguists would feel at home. Generally, the explanations are clear and compelling and the concrete examples of how Maya language developed and was rendered into art by scribes will shed light not only on language but on history and culture. Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Calligraphy and Illumination: A History and Practical Guide

Pdf History Calligraphy and Illumination: A History and Practical Guide

Pdf:Calligraphy and Illumination: A History and Practical Guide.From School Library Journal Adult/High School-Lovett, a professional scribe, has written an amazing book for art students wanting a practical guide to calligraphy, illumination, and heraldry. It is also an amazing resource for those studying the Middle Ages. The author begins with a succinct description of calligraphy including how to sharpen a quill, recognize alphabets, design projects, and run a calligraphy studio. Illumination is discussed in detail with a stunning collection of graphics that describe how to gild and create illumination projects. Photographs of historical and modern illuminations are part of this section of the book. The final chapters pertain to heraldry-its history, design elements, and works of modern heralds. Several chapters written by other experts in the field are included. Readers will find this fine manual easy to read and visually captivating.Linda A. Vretos, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VACopyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more From Booklist Professionals and beginners alike will welcome this latest offering from calligrapher and medieval book arts expert Lovett, chair of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society of England. She provides step-by-step, stroke-by-directional stroke instructions on everything from lettering techniques to a range of projects from basic page layouts to advanced design. Lovett explores the history of illuminated manuscripts as a fine art and as a design influence for today's artists, and includes chapters by renowned contributors Herman Zapf on type design; Michelle Brown on illumination; Rosemary Sassoon on handwriting and calligraphy; and Hubert Chesshyre on heraldry and coats of arms. The 225 illustrations, 175 in color, amply complement the text and include reproductions of some of the world's most exquisite illuminated manuscripts. The detailed back matter, a treasure trove of information, has a glossary, paginated index, reading list, and a reference section providing tips on paper, brush choice, and preparation of colors and vellum. Collections strong in the visual arts will be especially interested. Whitney ScottCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more

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Images in the Margins (Medieval Imagination)

Pdf History Images in the Margins (Medieval Imagination)

Pdf:Images in the Margins (Medieval Imagination).Review  “One of a series of well-produced books that showcases the riches of the Getty’s collections.”—Reference and Research Book News“The reproductions are intricate and lovely puzzles for the grown-up eyeball/mind, so beauteously high-colored and attractive that it is hard to stop looking.”—Lincoln County News (Damariscotta, Maine) “Strikes the perfect tone, focusing in each instance on the role of marginalia within its manuscript.”—Comitatus Read more About the Author Margot McIlwain Nishimura teaches the history of medieval art at the Rhode Island School of Design. She was introduced to the study of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts as an undergraduate intern in the Department of Medieval Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Read more

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Muraqqa': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library

Pdf History Muraqqa': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library

Pdf:Muraqqa': Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library.About the Author This lavishly-illustrated, color catalogue contains essays by ELAINE WRIGHT, Curator of the Islamic Collections, Chester Beatty Library, WHEELER THACKSTON, Lecturer, Harvard University, SUSAN STRONGE, Curator, Asia Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, STEVEN COHEN, Textile Specialist, Independent Scholar and Author, London, and NAVINA HAIDER, Assistant Curator, Department of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Read more

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The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry (English and French Edition)

Pdf History The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry (English and French Edition)

Pdf:The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry (English and French Edition).From Publishers Weekly Widely praised for providing unprecedented access to perhaps the most closely guarded and celebrated of medieval illuminated manuscripts, Braziller's sublime 1969 facsimile is denatured in this first paperback version. Only the jacket has retained the metallic gold that supplements the four-color art of the cloth edition; within, the plates are flat and often indistinct. The preface, for example, cites the 'sparkling diapered background' of a particular night scene, but here the stars not only do not sparkle but are barely perceptible. The absence of the gold has a disastrous effect on the manuscript's famous architectural renderings, robbing them of their depth of field and subtlety of color. The text, written by three unimpeachable art historians, is unchanged, although the legends (previously facing illustrations) are now inconveniently segregated in a section following the plates; one also wishes that the bibliography had been updated. Surely this relatively inexpensive paperback has been designed with the goal of making the Tres Riches Heures even more accessible; ironically, the reproductions are so dramatically inferior that the purchase of the volume is a false economy. $30,000 ad/promo; BOMC and QPBC selections. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal Braziller first published the hardcover edition of this now-classic work 20 years ago, and many libraries already own it. This paperback edition may provide a more affordable alternative for smaller collections. The bulk of the volume consists of good reproductions of all the miniatures and many of the decorated text pages in the same size as the original medieval manuscript. No enlarged details are provided. In contrast, the recent volume from Abrams on the Tres Riches Heures, Cazelles's & Rathofer's Illuminations of Heaven and Earth ( LJ 12/88), does provide detail views. Its text, however, draws heavily on the scholarship of the Braziller volume, which is also more accessible to lay readers and students. The effect of looking through a copy of this famous manuscript will be satisfying to a wide audience.- Kathryn Finkelstein, M.Ln., CincinnatiCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Animating the letter: The figurative embodiment of writing from late antiquity to the Renaissance

Pdf History Animating the letter: The figurative embodiment of writing from late antiquity to the Renaissance

Pdf:Animating the letter: The figurative embodiment of writing from late antiquity to the Renaissance.The beautifully designed and executed letters of illuminated manuscripts endowed the text with a presence and authority that permitted the written word to rival and finally surpass oral remembrance. Kendrick's analyses the reader's perception when confronted with a text inspired by the living force of the author, such as Gerald of Wales' response to the now lost Gospel Book of Kildare. This volume, written during an age removed from the physical act of writing by computers, is not only about the relationship between text and image, religion and writing, reader and writer, but is also a history of the book itself. This challenging and specialist treatise concludes with an index of manuscripts.

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Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (Penguin Books for Art)

Pdf History Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (Penguin Books for Art)

Pdf:Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (Penguin Books for Art).Review 'The influence of the series and the book . . . was enormous . . . It opened up for general attention to areas of cultural study that are now commonplace.' —Geoff Dyer'Berger has the ability to cut right through the mystification of the professional art critics . . . He is a liberator of images: and once we have allowed the paintings to work on us directly, we are in a much better position to make a meaningful evaluation.' —Peter Fuller, Arts Review'Over the past sixty years, the great John Berger — art critic, essayist, screenwriter, novelist, poet, and artist — has made immeasurable contributions to our understanding of culture and politics, never more potently than in Ways of Seeing.' -The Village Voice Read more About the Author Storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger (1926-2017) was one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing; the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours; Here Is Where We Meet; the Booker Prize–winning novel G; Hold Everything Dear; the Man Booker–longlisted From A to X; and A Seventh Man. Read more

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Codex Seraphinianus

Pdf History Codex Seraphinianus

Pdf:Codex Seraphinianus.Review “…the book really does live up to its reputation: The drawings are in turn hilarious, disturbing, bizarre and, sometimes, just flat-out incomprehensible, but all of them are annotated in Serafini’s script.” -Dangerous Minds “It’s not the sort of thing that easily lends itself to classification, but probably the most accurate way to describe it would be as an encyclopedia of an invented alien civilization…the Codex is still a disorienting and provocative vision of inscrutable otherness.” -Slate.com “Codex Seraphinianus is an art book in the most direct sense—there are big, beautiful drawings accompanied by indecipherable letterforms--and it is impossible to “read” in a literal way. The text has remained a mystery all these years, and perhaps that’s part of its draw as an art object.” -FineBooks Magazine“Is the best art book of the year one that is not only impossible for me to review, but one that is probably equally impossible for you to understand? It’s a handsome, hilarious and enduring puzzle that not only features wonderful art in it, but in its entirety captures another kind of human creativity—the encyclopedia, the result of compiling and collecting, and an unlikely medium for artists.” -North Adams Transcript'Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life...a weird and wonderful masterpiece of art and philosophical provocation on the precipice of the information age....Undoubtedly one of the most intricate and beautiful art books ever created.' -Brain Pickings“Wow. One of the strangest and most beautiful books ever published.” –Faerie Tales   “Codex Seraphinianus is in a sense the most elaborate book of doodles ever made. What makes it much more than that is not just the quality of Serafini’s drawings and the superior book-making craft, but its brilliant structure. Part of the genius of the Codex is that there is enough information to be familiar but not enough to make any sense.” –Spectrum Culture   “The intense strangeness of Codex Seraphinianus belies the joyous feel of the artistry. Even the oddest, most unnerving images are rendered with pastel beauty, and a softness that makes them almost endearing.” –KQED Read more About the Author Luigi Serafini is an architect, ceramist, glazier, painter, sculptor, designer, opera director, set designer, and critic who works in Italy and abroad. In 2007, the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan dedicated a successful mostra ontological (ontological exhibition) to him. He has illustrated works by Franz Kafka and Michael Ende. Read more

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The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths (The MIT Press)

Pdf History The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths (The MIT Press)

Pdf:The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths (The MIT Press).Review All of her observations are unfailingly original and provocative.―Art Documentation Read more Review Krauss's essays, for their erudition, for their interpretations (particularly of artists whose work we thought we knew well), and for their siting of the art within the fullest possible range of discourses, stand as paradigmatic models for contemporary criticism.―J. T. Paoletti, Wesleyan University Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Science of Creature Design: understanding animal anatomy

Pdf History Science of Creature Design: understanding animal anatomy

Pdf:Science of Creature Design: understanding animal anatomy.Review 'Creature design has never looked as simultaneously simple and fantastically complicated. By laying out literally every bone of her creatures, Whitlatch makes creation seem effortless―just follow nature, connect the bones, add the muscles, and color the skin. These books do assume a familiarity with drawing, but even first-timers will gain something from the series. Even if it’s simply inspiration.”―Kyle Hill, Nerdist Read more About the Author Terryl Whitlatch is an accomplished, scientifically and academically trained illustrator who extensively studied vertebrate zoology and animal anatomy. She has worked for various zoos and museums in the United States and as senior consultant on Wildlife Art and Animal Anatomy for the World Wildlife Fund. She is considered to be one of the top creature designers and animal anatomists working in the field today. In a career spanning more than 25 years, Whitlatch has many projects to her credit, including Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Special Edition, Jumanji, Men in Black, Brother Bear, Dragonheart, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Curious George, The Polar Express, and Beowulf. For over seven years, she worked for Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and George Lucas’s JAK Films. Her illustration skills and comprehensive knowledge of animal anatomy and movement are essential in the development of believable creature creation. Read more

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The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art

Pdf History The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art

Pdf:The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art.Review '[A] wise, wonderful new book...Life is busy and art is demanding, but reading Esplund prods us to take the aesthetic plunge, to commit to a James Turrell light sculpture or a forbiddingly monumental Richard Serra art space the same way we do to a Rembrandt, a Berthe Morisot, a Picasso.'―Washington Post'Encouraging, intelligent, and thought-provoking.'―New York Journal of Books 'Everybody who cares about the art of our time will want to own this brilliant book. Lance Esplund brings ease, elegance, and incisiveness to his passionate encounters with creative spirits old and new. His essential belief, presented in prose by turns tough-minded and tenderhearted, is that contemporary practice must be grounded in timeless, universal values. The Art of Looking shines a strong and steady light. We need it.'―Jed Perl, author of Calder: The Conquest of Time and New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century'Esplund's conversational new book aims to coach its readers through the slow process and at-times-difficult experience of seeing...[He] is at his best when he is able to reach to the past, and to the timeless traditions and values that all successful art shares in.'―New Criterion 'This important, unconventional book begins as a terrific first-aid manual, highly accessible and full of great common sense, for those for whom modern or contemporary art is puzzling or off-putting. It evolves into a dazzling, jargon-free display of the exercise of slow, close, curious looking at all kinds of art. Those seeking relief from the plague of art-speak will find it in this insightful, unashamedly personal volume.'― John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture, the Museum of Modern Art 'In a friendly and conversational tone, Esplund shares his insights honed during a long career...Inviting and informative.'―KirkusPresenting itself as an introductory volume to help orient beginners, The Art of Looking opens with a brisk, illuminating historical sweep before zooming in on specific works by ten dissimilar artists spanning nearly a century. An intensive exercise in meticulous observation and close reading, the book offers a personal overview that should interest art-world sophisticates as well as newcomers to the field. ―Elizabeth C. Baker, editor-at-large, Art in America'The Art of Looking is a wonderful book, filled with remarkable insights about experiencing whatever it is that we mean by the word 'art.' Whether it is Balthus and the Me Too Movement or walking through Richard Serra's enormous curving rust colored sculptures -- there is always something new and exciting to be discovered.'―Robert Benton'If you've never understood contemporary art, or fear you've understood it all too well, then this book is ready to be your secret friend. In lucid prose that has the loft of poetry, Lance Esplund lifts the burden of 'art appreciation' to reveal that the subject of all great art is how it appreciates you for the way you look at it. His own encounters with exemplary work-by Joan Mitchell, James Turrell, and Marina Abramovic among others-are related in terms so complete, courageous, and physically convincing they make you want to see art as he has seen it, a giant step toward seeing it for oneself.'―Douglas Crase, author of The Revisionist'Despite dramatic shifts in art over the last century, [Lance Esplund] empowers and enables us to appreciate it with 'new eyes.' Rather than perceiving new art as inaccessible or irrelevant, Esplund gently encourages us to trust our own tastes, feelings and opinions.'―Detroit Free Press Read more About the Author Lance Esplund writes about art for the Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was US art critic for Bloomberg News and chief art critic for the New York Sun. He has taught studio art and art history at the Parsons School of Design and Rider University, and has served as visiting MFA critic at the New York Studio School. His essays have appeared in Art in America, Harper's, Modern Painters, and The New Republic among others. Esplund lives in Brooklyn, New York. Read more

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Art and Illusion

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Pdf:Art and Illusion.Review 'I have learned a great deal from this volume, but what I shall remember about it is the author's warmth and wit, the fabulous range of his references and the richness of personality that lies behind the whole performance.' (The New York Times)'Gombrich himself is a remarkable intellect, graceful, subtle, profoundly logical and given to using logic to open questions rather than to close them.' (The New Republic) Read more

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Principles of Creature Design: creating imaginary animals

Pdf History Principles of Creature Design: creating imaginary animals

Pdf:Principles of Creature Design: creating imaginary animals.Review 'Creature design has never looked as simultaneously simple and fantastically complicated. By laying out literally every bone of her creatures, Whitlatch makes creation seem effortless―just follow nature, connect the bones, add the muscles, and color the skin. These books do assume a familiarity with drawing, but even first-timers will gain something from the series. Even if it’s simply inspiration.”―Kyle Hill, Nerdist Read more About the Author Terryl Whitlatch is an accomplished, scientifically and academically trained illustrator who extensively studied vertebrate zoology and animal anatomy. She has worked for various zoos and museums in the United States and as senior consultant on Wildlife Art and Animal Anatomy for the World Wildlife Fund. She is considered to be one of the top creature designers and animal anatomists working in the field today. In a career spanning more than 25 years, Whitlatch has many projects to her credit, including Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Special Edition, Jumanji, Men in Black, Brother Bear, Dragonheart, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Curious George, The Polar Express, and Beowulf. For over seven years, she worked for Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and George Lucas’s JAK Films. Her illustration skills and comprehensive knowledge of animal anatomy and movement are essential in the development of believable creature creation. Read more

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The Bitter Sweet Philosophies

Pdf History The Bitter Sweet Philosophies

Pdf:The Bitter Sweet Philosophies.About the Author Nick Fedaeff is a Russian artist living and working in New Zealand. His art is exhibited and sold around the world. KK Jart is a collective of Auckland novelists and short story writers: Karen Breen, Ann Glamuzina, Tim Heath, Katie Henderson, Stephen Leaton, and Judith White. Read more

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Pixiv Almanac

Pdf History Pixiv Almanac

Pdf:Pixiv Almanac.Featuring over 2-million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community. The web site allows creators to show off their work, share feedback, and grow into even better artists. The PIXIV Almanac collects artwork from some of the community’s most talented members, showcasing a variety of colorful anime, manga, and CG art styles. Plus, the book also includes many works featuring Japan's most popular synthetic singing sensation — Hatsune Miku!

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Do It

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Pdf:Do It.About the Author Marina Abramovic pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form. The body has always been both her subject and medium; exploring the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion and danger in the quest for transformation. Her career began in Belgrade during the early 1970s, and her work has since appeared at The Museum of Modern Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The New Museum in New York; the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and many others. She has won a Bessie, as the New York Dance and Performance Award is called, and the Venice Biennale's Lion D'Or. Read more

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Interplay: Neo-Geo Neoconceptual Art of the 1980s (The MIT Press)

Pdf History Interplay: Neo-Geo Neoconceptual Art of the 1980s (The MIT Press)

Pdf:Interplay: Neo-Geo Neoconceptual Art of the 1980s (The MIT Press).Review Brandt…provides a critical reevaluation (and renaming) of neoconceptual artists, typically called neo-geo, in New York City during the 1980s. By closely examining the work of Jeff Koons, Peter Halley, Philip Taafe, Haim Steinbach, Sherrie Levine, Ashley Bickerton, and many others, Brandt demolishes the Neo Geo pejorative (think bright colors and geometric forms) and arrives at a much more convincing and meaningful analysis based on the artists' theoretical underpinnings.―ARLIS/NA Read more Review Replacing the usual misnomer 'neo-geo,' Amy Brandt's 'neoconceptualism,' another period term for the 1980s-era art she investigates, focuses on a highly formal inversion of 1960s and '70s conceptual art, predicated on French poststructuralist theories and an awareness of late capitalist and emerging global economies. Her book provides a needed perspective on a highly important, yet far too little researched and understood period in the 1980s when high art, popular culture, commodification, and politics were inextricably linked together.―Robert Hobbs, The Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair of American Art, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityInterplay is the definitive guide to the movement formerly known as neo-geo. Amy Brandt traces the development of neoconceptual art across the 1980s with a combination of critical rigor and pleasurable accessibility. Interplay is a must-read for anyone who cares about contemporary art and its history.―Richard Meyer, author of What Was Contemporary Art?Brandt's study of 'neoconceptual art' has the benefit of hindsight, nudging now decades-past theoretical terms and artistic practices into new proximity. Her portrayal of the East Village 1980s art world posits that scene as uncannily prescient of today's, but also insists that critics missed plenty in their first assessments. Unexpectedly optimistic, *Interplay* argues that every 'movement' has consequences beyond its time.―Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New Museum, New York; editor of Cindy ShermanThis book offers a wealth of information and ideas to anyone interested in the art of 1980s New York, and in particular in the East Village gallery scene, and the impact of French theory on both artists and critics. Brandt's judicious selection of artists on which to concentrate provides a thoughtful examination of a complex moment.―Michael Archer, Professor of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London; author of Jeff Koons: One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery

Pdf History Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery

Pdf:Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery.“A socialite bride, a $1 million inheritance, an older husband of questionable social rank, Yankees misbehaving on Southern soil . . . [A] web of intrigue” (Our State).   A news media frenzy hurled the quiet resort community of Pinehurst, North Carolina, into the national spotlight in 1935 when hotel magnate Ellsworth Statler’s adopted daughter was discovered dead early one February morning weeks after her wedding day. A politically charged coroner’s inquest failed to determine a definitive cause of death, and the following civil action continued to expose sordid details of the couple’s lives. More than half a century later, the story was all but forgotten when local resident Diane McLellan spied an old photograph at a yard sale and became obsessed with solving the mystery. Her enthusiastic sleuthing captured the attention of Southern Pines resident and journalist Steve Bouser, who takes readers back to those blustery winter days so long ago in the search to reveal what really happened to Elva Statler Davidson.   Includes photos   “As compelling as any crime mystery an American writer has ever written: suspenseful, titillating, true and set in Moore County.” —The Pilot   “Bouser is both compassionate and balanced in his reports of the Davidson affair.” —Authors ’Round the South   “Bouser uses a story ‘ripped from the headlines’ as they say to reveal what’s known and unknown about a young Pinehurst socialite’s bizarre death . . . [He] takes the reader through the wild inquest, a later trial over Elva’s will, and buckets of speculation.” —Salisbury Post

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Smartist Guide: Essential Art Career Tips For Emerging Artists

Pdf History Smartist Guide: Essential Art Career Tips For Emerging Artists

Pdf:Smartist Guide: Essential Art Career Tips For Emerging Artists.Hello, fellow artists! If your goals include being published, having more and better exhibition opportunities, using social media to elevate your public image and finding gallery representation, the strategies outlined in our book can help. We’ve integrated our combined knowledge and experiences building our respective careers in the art world and put together our best tips and tricks in this easy-to-follow guide. During our years in art school and in the early part of our careers, we both struggled with so many questions about how to show our work, market ourselves, and make the transition from student to professional. This guide is what we wished we had back then! It is full of our personal experiences and anecdotes, our mistakes, our successes, our failures, our fears, and our dreams. Our hope is that you can use this book as a resource to help you move ahead in your career as an artist - whether you are just starting out or seeking the next level. www.createmagazine.com

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The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers

Pdf History The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers

Pdf:The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers.Review 'A fascinating account. '―Washington Post'Charney truly hits stride when describing the forgers..as the world of forgery is infinitely colorful.'―Bloomberg.com Read more About the Author Noah Charney is a professor and an international author of fiction and non‐fiction, specializing in the fields of art history and art crime. He is the founder and president of ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, a non‐profit research group on issues in art crime. His work in the field of art crime has been praised in such international forums as the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, BBC Radio, National Public Radio, El Pais, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Elle and Tatler among many others. He has appeared on radio and television as an expert on art history and art crime, including BBC, ITV, CNBC and MSNBC. Charney is the author of numerous articles and a novel, The Art Thief (2007). Read more

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The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

Pdf History The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

Pdf:The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.Review “Fascinating. . . . A mesmerizing tale of art and the Holocaust.” —The Washington Post“A celebration of art and persistence. . . . O’Connor’s book brings Klimt’s exceptional portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer home, broadening the meaning of homeland at the same time.” —The Christian Science Monitor“Ms. O’Connor has told an important story.” —The Wall Street Journal   “O’Connor skillfully filters Austria’s troubled twentieth century through the life of Klimt’s most beloved muse. . . . A nuanced view of a painting whose story transcends its own time.” —Bookforum“Captivating.” —MORE Magazine “Combines detailed reportage with passionate storytelling. . . .  Unraveling the portrait’s journey also reveals how global norms of art and war have changed, and the powerful roles that art plays in politics, society, identity and memory.” —The Rumpus “A fascinating book.” —The Dallas Morning News “Richly drawn. . . . Part history and part mystery, The Lady in Gold is a striking tale.” —BookPage “The lusciously detailed story of Gustav Klimt’s most famous painting, detailing the relationship between the artist, the subject, their heirs and those who coveted the masterpiece. . . . Art-history fans will love the deep details of the painting, and history buffs will revel in the facts O’Connor includes as she exposes a deeper picture of World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews “Intriguing. . . . Poignant and convincing. . . . Vividly evokes the intellectually precocious and ambitious Adele’s rich cultural and social milieu in Vienna, and how she became entwined with the charismatic, sexually charged, and irreverent Klimt.” —Publishers Weekly “Writing with a novelist’s dynamism, O’Connor resurrects fascinating individuals and tells a many-faceted, intensely affecting, and profoundly revelatory tale of the inciting power of art and the unending need for justice.” —Booklist (starred review) Read more About the Author Anne-Marie O’Connor attended Vassar College, studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a foreign correspondent for Reuters and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times for twelve years, and has written extensively on the Klimt painting and the Bloch-Bauer family’s efforts to recover its art collection. Her articles have appeared in Esquire, The Nation, and The Christian Science Monitor. She currently writes for The Washington Post from Jerusalem, where her husband, William Booth, is Post bureau chief.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Seven Days in the Art World

Pdf History Seven Days in the Art World

Pdf:Seven Days in the Art World.The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture.

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33 Artists in 3 Acts

Pdf History 33 Artists in 3 Acts

Pdf:33 Artists in 3 Acts.33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. She meets Yayoi Kusama in her studio around the corner from the Tokyo asylum that she calls home. She snoops in Cindy Sherman's closet, hears about Andrea Fraser's psychotherapist, and spends quality time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace. Through these intimate scenes, 33 Artists in 3 Acts explores what it means to be a real artist in the real world. Divided into three cinematic "acts" - politics, kinship, and craft - it investigates artists' psyches, personas, politics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers - and non-answers - to the question, "What is an artist?"

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Painting under Pressure: Fame, Reputation, and Demand in Renaissance Florence

Pdf History Painting under Pressure: Fame, Reputation, and Demand in Renaissance Florence

Pdf:Painting under Pressure: Fame, Reputation, and Demand in Renaissance Florence.Review “This is an imaginative study of market pressures: of patronage, pricing and workshop economics in the 15th-century Florence, but also of the aesthetic demands placed on those painters thrust into the limelight and expected to fulfil large commissions with aplomb. Focusing on Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Perugino and Filippino Lippi, O’Malley’s book makes a meticulous investigation into the price of fame.”—Apollo Magazine (Apollo Magazine 2013-12-01) Read more Book Description Painting under Pressure skillfully illuminates the business of buying, selling, and making works of art in Renaissance Florence.      Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Brief History of Curating: By Hans Ulrich Obrist (Documents)

Pdf History A Brief History of Curating: By Hans Ulrich Obrist (Documents)

Pdf:A Brief History of Curating: By Hans Ulrich Obrist (Documents).Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs--with pioneering curators Anne D'Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator's death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, "the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, freelance designer of exhibitions, or in his own witty formulation, a 'spiritual guest worker'... If artists since Marcel Duchamp have affirmed selection and arrangement as legitimate artistic strategies, was it not simply a matter of time before curatorial practice--itself defined by selection and arrangement--would come to be seen as an art that operates on the field of art itself?"

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Seven Days in the Art World

Pdf History Seven Days in the Art World

Pdf:Seven Days in the Art World.Review “A field guide to the nomadic tribes of the contemporary art world. The book was reported and written in a heated art market, but it is poised to endure as a work of sociology.” - New York Times Book Review“The best book yet written about the modern-art boom…a Robert Altmanesque panorama of the most important cultural phenomenon of the last ten years.” - Sunday Times [London]“Seven Days in the Art World…seems destined to outlive its moment…Thornton offers an indelible portrait of a peculiar society, simultaneously cutthroat and curious…glamorous yet filled with people who would have been unpopular in high school.” - Leslie Camhi, Vogue“An entertaining and lucid account of the mysterious ways of contemporary art…[Thornton] does well to resist the temptation to draw any glib, overarching conclusions. There is more than enough in her rigorous, precise reportage…for the reader to make his or her own connections.” - Peter Aspden, Financial Times“[An] intelligently written…refreshingly open-minded exploration.” - Washington Post“A terrific book―detailed, gossipy, and insightful…By the end of the book, you almost understand how [Steve] Cohen could shell out $8 million for a rotting 14-foot shark pickled in formaldehyde.” - BusinessWeek“A one-stop tutorial on an often insular subculture…light-hearted but sociologically acute.” - Time“Finely wrought and thoroughly researched…[with] an ingenious structure…and spot-on characterizations…the author draws readers into the experience…[with her] infectious curiosity and meticulous reporting.” - Annie Buckley, Artweek Read more About the Author Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in the Art World was named one of the best art books of the year by the New York Times and is available in sixteen languages. She was the chief writer on contemporary art for the Economist. She holds a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology. Read more

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Paint Charming Seaside Scenes With Acrylics

Pdf History Paint Charming Seaside Scenes With Acrylics

Pdf:Paint Charming Seaside Scenes With Acrylics.About the Author Jacqueline Penney is a well-known artist and very successful author who has maintained her Penney Gallery/Studio on the North Fork of Long Island for the past thirty-five years. She captures the charming moods of the seascape in her colorful and inviting paintings. Read more

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How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal

Pdf History How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal

Pdf:How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal.Review The student or fellow artist will rejoice, for Nathan generously lists all the tools he uses and all the procedures he follows. There are plenty of step-by-step sequences showing how the drawings develop, and those process images are beautifully shot and printed.James GurneyAuthor of Color and Light, Imaginative Realism, and Dinotopia Read more About the Author Nathan Fowkes is a world-renowned entertainment and fine artist who has been teaching life drawing, portrait painting, color, and design for the past fifteen years. He studied traditional painting and entertainment design at the prestigious Art Center College of Design and graduated with honors. Currently a conceptual artist for animated films, his clients include DreamWorks, Disney, and Blue Sky; and his film credits include such popular movies as The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon, and Puss in Boots. Read more

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Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Orchids, Weeping Willows, Prickly Pears, Pineapples, and Many More...

Pdf History Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Orchids, Weeping Willows, Prickly Pears, Pineapples, and Many More...

Pdf:Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Orchids, Weeping Willows, Prickly Pears, Pineapples, and Many More....About the Author LEE J. AMES began his career at Walt Disney Studios and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at Dowling College on Long Island. He directed his own advertising agency and has illustrated over 150 books, ranging from preschool picture books to postgraduate texts. A prolific author of more than 30 Draw 50 books, Lee Ames died at the age of 90 in June 2011. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. In recent books, I have worked with artists whom I consider to be superbly talented. All are top achievers and craftspeople, highly acclaimed by their colleagues and fans... and some have names and work you may recognize. This way we are making available to you other styles of drawing, techniques that are different from my own. With that in mind, I consider myself very lucky to have been able to persuade Persis Lee Ames to join with me in creating this book. Read more

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Great Book of Floral Patterns, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 100 Expertly Drawn Designs from Lora S. Irish

Pdf History Great Book of Floral Patterns, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 100 Expertly Drawn Designs from Lora S. Irish

Pdf:Great Book of Floral Patterns, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 100 Expertly Drawn Designs from Lora S. Irish.Review Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and many more. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 500,000 copies of Irish's books. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines. Read more From the Back Cover Discover the Poetic Beauty andVersatility of Floral PatternsIn this revised and expanded third edition of Great Book of Floral Patterns, nationally known artist and best-selling author Lora S. Irish guides you on a tour through her garden of more than 100 expertly drawn flowers that can be applied to numerous arts and crafts projects.From realistic flowers to stylized floral designs, each pattern is presented with great detail, including suggestions on how best to identify floral shapes and colors, how to center your design, and how to create bouquets. For whatever media you prefer—from painting to pyrography and scrap booking to woodcarving—there is a floral pattern to fit your needs.Inside this revised and expanded third edition, you'll find:20 new and original patternsA series of patterns designed for quilt-square-sized projectsFull-color photos of the actual blooms for referenceA gallery of Lora's stunning work'This is a very useful resource to have on your shelf ... a superb reference guide.'—Woodcarving Magazine'These realistic and stylized floral designs are perfect for craft projects in any media...great for beginners or experienced crafters alike.'—Sawdust Connection Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Drawing: Birds: Learn to draw a variety of amazing birds step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf History Drawing: Birds: Learn to draw a variety of amazing birds step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

Pdf:Drawing: Birds: Learn to draw a variety of amazing birds step by step (How to Draw & Paint).From the Inside Flap The books in the How to Draw & Paint series feature progressive visual demonstrations, expert advice, and easy-to-understand step-by-step lessons that teach beginning artists how to create beautiful artwork in a variety of media. In this comprehensive series, professional artists share their expertise on everything from setting up a studio and selecting tools and materials to tips, tricks, and techniques for rendering an assortment of interesting and engaging subjects. Organized into six categories, these helpful guides provide a wealth of knowledge and insight into the wonderful world of quality art instruction. Read more From the Back Cover Discover how to draw stunningly realistic birds in graphite pencil with talented artist Maury Aaseng. Inside youÂ’ll find information about the tools and materials you need to get started, as well as basic drawing techniques and how to render textures. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions to draw six birds, including an owl, a woodpecker, and a parrot. YouÂ’ll also learn tips for working with reference photos and taking artistic license to create a compelling composition. YouÂ’re only steps away from being a master in drawing your favorite feathered friends! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Figure Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook

Pdf History Figure Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook

Pdf:Figure Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook.About the Author Juliette Aristides is an extraordinary draughtsperson and artist with a deep and well-rounded education and solid commitment to the atelier movement. She studied at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and various private ateliers. She is now the director of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. She is the co-founder of the DaVinci Initiative, which works to bring skill-based art instruction into public education. Aristides exhibits in solo and group shows nationally. Her work can be seen at the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco and the Art Renewal Center Living Masters Gallery online. Aristedes is also the best-selling author of Classical Drawing Atelier, Classical Painting Atelier, Lessons in Classical Drawing, and Lessons in Classical Painting. Visit her website at AristidesArts.com. She is based in Seattle, Washington. Read more

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Morpho: Skeleton and Bone Reference Points: Anatomy for Artists

Pdf History Morpho: Skeleton and Bone Reference Points: Anatomy for Artists

Pdf:Morpho: Skeleton and Bone Reference Points: Anatomy for Artists.About the Author Michel Lauricella was trained at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has taught morphology for 20 years, successively at the Emile Cohl School in Lyon, Beaux-Arts workshops in Paris, and the Gobelins (Paris). He is currently a professor at Lisaa (Paris) and at Fabrica1 (Paris). Read more

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New York Splendor: The City's Most Memorable Rooms

Pdf History New York Splendor: The City's Most Memorable Rooms

Pdf:New York Splendor: The City's Most Memorable Rooms.Review 'Stunning photographs and explanatory text offer a rare peak at the handiwork of prominent designers and architects who created Brooke Astor’s library, for instance, and revived Gracie Mansion.' -The New York Times'If you are looking from some interior inspiration, this lush book is packed with photographs of private rooms that range from minimalist to extravagant. Some are rooms from the past, like Gloria Vanderbilt’s 1970 patchwork bedroom and Brooke Astor’s library by Parish-Hadley.' —Brownstoner'Complete with engaging written reportage, this personal survey of outstanding rooms in New York's most luxurious apartments, by architecture and design journalist Wendy Moonan, provides a richly illustrated overview of interior design, decoration and architecture during the past half-century.' —Architectural Record'In New York Splendor: The City's Most Memorable Rooms, Wendy Moonan brings readers into the city's finest interior spaces. The book shares images of every type of grand home in New York from opulent French-inspired townhouses to sleek glass and concrete-constructed apartments, outlining their defining design details and what makes them fabulous. Among the covetable residential rooms of the artists, architects, and penthouse dwellers featured in the tome are the beautifully curated homes of several fashion designers. With these spaces, Moonan offers a glimpse into how fashion creators have made a stylish space for themselves.' —CR Fashion Book.com 'These New York residential spaces elicit gasps of pleasure and surprise when first encountered. Some are very grand, others sparingly modern... or eclectic. All are exceptional.' —Society Diaries  Read more About the Author Longtime New Yorker Wendy Moonan has been writing about architecture, design, and antiques for thirty years for the New York Times, Town & Country, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, Galerie Magazine, and 1stdibs.com. She studied at Wellesley and the Sorbonne, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. Nonetheless, she says she learned more by sitting in the living rooms of connoisseurs, artists, and patrons than anywhere else.Robert A.M. Stern is the founding partner of New York-based Robert A.M. Stern Architects and the former dean of the Yale School of Architecture. Read more

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Masha D'yans 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf History Masha D'yans 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf:Masha D'yans 2019 Wall Calendar.Full of vibrant colors and playful characters, this charming Masha D'yans 2019 Wall Calendar perfectly captures the fleeting beauty of nature in a unique and exceptional artistic style.Inspired by nature, Japanese art, calligraphy, and her native Russian fairy tales, each of Masha D'yans's delicate illustrations invites us to get lost among billowing trees, blossoming flowers, or gentle raindrops.

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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Pdf History The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Pdf:The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home.From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore—and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy. The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. The Last Castle is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.

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Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere

Pdf History Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere

Pdf:Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere.Review “[Chute] has been leading the charge with some of the most sophisticated comics criticism to date… From Chute’s spectacular close readings it becomes clear that comics is, unquestionably, literature.” (Times Literary Supplement)“Now that Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home have found both commercial and critical success, at last there is a brilliant investigation into the unique powers of the medium.” (National Book Review)“Why Comics? is a must-read, filling in a significant portion of the vast jigsaw puzzle of understanding comics.” (Comics Journal)“Why Comics? is a riveting compendium of history, humor, politics, punk, sex, violence, and the occasional superhero. Hillary Chute has given us the stories behind some of the most subversive literature of our time. You want to read this book.” (Lauren Redniss, MacArthur Fellow and Author of Radioactive and Thunder & Lightning)“Hillary Chute is the scholar comics has been waiting for—passionate, eloquent, encyclopedically knowledgeable, and profoundly in sync with the medium.” (Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians)“In her wonderful book, Hillary L. Chute suggests that we’re in a blooming, expanding era of the art… Chute’s often lovely, sensitive discussions of individual expression in independent comics seem so right and true.” (New York Times Book Review)“Anyone seeking a persuasive and perceptive entryway to the world of comics need look no further.” (Publishers Weekly)“Chute elevates comics to literature when dissecting panels, text, and drawing techniques in the more than 100 reprints within the book.” (Library Journal (starred review))“As charmingly illustrated and approachable as the works it considers.” (Chicago Tribune)“9.5 out of 10” (Comic Book Bin) Read more From the Back Cover Filled with beautiful full-color art, dynamic storytelling, and insightful analysis, Hillary Chute’s Why Comics? reveals what makes one of the most critically acclaimed and popular art forms unique and so appealing, and how it got that way.Over the past century, fans have elevated comics from the back pages of newspapers into one of our most celebrated forms of culture, from Fun Home, the Tony Award–winning musical based on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic memoir, to the dozens of superhero films that are annual blockbusters worldwide. What is the essence of comics’ appeal? What does this art form do that others can’t?      Whether you’ve read every comic you can get your hands on or you’re just starting your journey, Why Comics? has something for you. Author Hillary Chute chronicles comics culture, explaining underground comics (also known as “comix”) and graphic novels, analyzing their evolution, and offering fascinating portraits of the creative men and women behind them. Chute reveals why these works—a blend of concise words and striking visuals—are an extraordinarily powerful form of expression that stimulates us intellectually and emotionally.Focusing on ten major themes—disaster, superheroes, sex, the suburbs, cities, punk, illness and disability, girls, war, and queerness—Chute explains how comics gets its messages across more effectively than any other form. “Why Disaster?” explores how comics are uniquely suited to convey the scale and disorientation of calamity, from Art Spiegelman’s representation of the Holocaust and 9/11 to Keiji Nakazawa’s focus on Hiroshima.  “Why the Suburbs?” examines how the work of Chris Ware and Charles Burns illustrates the quiet joys and struggles of suburban existence; and “Why Punk?” delves into how comics inspire and reflect the punk movement’s DIY aesthetics—giving birth to a democratic medium increasingly embraced by some of today’s most significant artists.Featuring full-color reproductions of more than one hundred essential pages and panels, including some famous but never-before-reprinted images from comics legends, Why Comics? is an indispensable guide that offers a deep understanding of this influential art form and its masters. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels

Pdf History How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels

Pdf:How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels.Review “How to Read Nancy is a comprehensive, scholarly and intensely goofy dissertation on a single daily Nancy strip from 1959.” - The New York Times“How to Read Nancy is a mind-blowing new coffee-table softcover. ... For anyone with an interest in graphic design, pop culture, pop art, the history of humor, and 20th-century illustration, the book is a must.” - Boston Globe“A beautifully designed volume that’s as entertaining as it is informative and likely to join Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics in the pantheon of explanatory texts.” - Library Journal“Reading the wonderful history of Ernie Bushmiller and the brilliant analysis of the details of Nancy’s creation, detail by detail, based entirely on a reading of three panels of one strip, made me believe this is one of the genius books of comics history and design semantics.” - Print“How to Read Nancy is for anyone curious about the simple yet complicated ways in which visual art speaks to us.” - Spectrum Culture“How to Read Nancy is the best book ever written about comics. No question.” - The Comics Journal Read more About the Author Paul Karasik is the co-author (along with David Mazzucchelli) of the perennial graphic novel classic City of Glass, adapted from Paul Auster’s novel. He lives in Martha’s Vineyard. Mark Newgarden is an acclaimed cartoonist and creator of the book We All Die Alone, the co-author (with Paul Karasik) of How to Read Nancy, and the co-author (along with his partner, Megan Montague Cash) of Houghton Mifflin’s bestselling Bow Wow series of children’s books. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Read more

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Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: The Ultimate Reference for Comic Book Artists

Pdf History Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: The Ultimate Reference for Comic Book Artists

Pdf:Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy: The Ultimate Reference for Comic Book Artists.From School Library Journal Adult/High School–While it won't replace a more traditional study of anatomy, this book covers the basics in good detail, always relating the discussion of bones and muscle groups to the exaggerated physiology found in comic books. The illustrations are lavish, often in full color, with black and white used for the drawings where color would obscure the lesson being imparted. A mixture of comic-book-proportioned anatomical drawings and finished art helps to show the transition between fact and presentation, with the text highlighting what has been emphasized as well as what has been left out to get the proper look. The last part of the book includes a discussion of how the comic-book business works and several interviews with artists, all of which drift from the topic of anatomy somewhat but is still useful and interesting. Attractively presented and educational, this title will be popular with comic-book fans who like to draw.–Paul Brink, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more About the Author CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice. Read more

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Reinventing Comics: The Evolution of an Art Form

Pdf History Reinventing Comics: The Evolution of an Art Form

Pdf:Reinventing Comics: The Evolution of an Art Form.Amazon.com Review Scott McCloud's Reinventing Comics, the sequel to his groundbreaking work Understanding Comics, is a study of two revolutions: a failed one and a potential one. His 1993 book was not only a chronicle of the potential breakthrough of comics (which he redefined as 'sequential art') into a legitimate art form but a sterling example itself of the medium's astonishing untapped potential. Now, seven years later, he chronicles the failure of the comic book industry to fulfill that promise, but also explores how the movement can be restarted, particularly by utilizing the resources of another spectacularly successful revolution, the Internet. In the first half of Reinventing Comics, an elegantly clean example of comic art in McCloud's trademark bold black-and-white style, the author outlines how hype, speculation, and artistic burnout led to the genre's decline. He then lays out 12 paths toward a new revolution of comics, including creators' rights, industry innovation, public perception, gender balance, and diversity of genre, which are then explored with such innovative intelligence that, as with his earlier work, the conclusions he comes to are fascinating for both artists and nonartists alike. Three of his paths, however, are of particular interest to anyone who wants to know how the Internet will affect both our lives and the livelihoods of future artists. Understanding Comics, with its brilliant how-to guide on marrying image and language, has become an indispensable reference for many Web designers. Now McCloud returns the favor by focusing on how the digital revolution will influence production, delivery, and the art form of comics itself. Informative without being pedantic, controversial without being argumentative, and always entertaining, this is both a worthy sequel to the author's brilliant original and a work that opens up the potential for an entirely different direction for sequential art in the realm of cyberspace. --John Longenbaugh Read more From Library Journal This is an exceptional book (in comic format) of ideas presented as a reader-friendly theoretical lectureDand it may just be the blueprint for the very future of the comics industry. McCloud, author of Understanding Comics, a classic exploration of how this unique art form actually works, now uses his impressive insight and admirable clarity to map out '12 revolutions,' which, he believes, need to take place for comics to survive and finally be recognized as a legitimate art form. The topics progress from the oldest of comic-related arguments (seeking respect) to the use of computer technology to renew and expand its audience. These brilliantly presented discussions concern comics as literature, comics as art, creators' rights, industry innovation, and public perception, among other topics. McCloud's arguments are strong, factual (he recaps the evolution of the comics industry and the Internet to support his theories), and persuasive. He describes the comic as a 'misunderstood, squandered idea...that seems increasingly obscure...[and] small...like an atom...waiting to be split.' After reading this treatise, I agree. Strongly recommended for all public and academic libraries.DChris Ryan, New Milford, N.-- small...like an atom...waiting to be split.' After reading this treatise, I agree. Strongly recommended for all public and academic libraries.DChris Ryan, New Milford, NJ Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels

Pdf History The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels

Pdf:The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels.From the Inside Flap (back cover) Dan Cooney is the creator and illustrator of the assassin series, Valentine, and the author of Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel, published in North America by Barron's. He also teaches graphic novel writing courses at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. If you want to draw for comic books or graphic novels, this book is the definitive guide to getting your figure drawing absolutely right. You'll acquire a thorough grounding in drawing the human form. You'll also learn how to pose and photograph models, and then use those photos as reference for your finished drawings. Suitable for all skill levels, from complete beginner to experienced artist Covers all the essential elements related to making sequential art, including concept and composition, characters and backgrounds, facial expressions, emotions, atmosphere, and action Includes detailed rules and examples that show how to render clothing Provides a comprehensive section showing how to handle backgrounds, layouts, panels, figures, and dialogues to ensure that you create winning and engaging artworks Read more About the Author Dan Cooney is a successful illustrator and the author of Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel, also published in North America by Barron's. Read more

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Stowe House: Saving an Architectural Masterpiece

Pdf History Stowe House: Saving an Architectural Masterpiece

Pdf:Stowe House: Saving an Architectural Masterpiece.About the Author Stowe House's Chief Executive Officer Nick Morris, who has managed restoration work there for the past eight years, has drawn together contributions from leading experts to produce an authoritative work that looks behind the creation of the house, charts the continuing evolution of the site and demonstrates the care taken to ensure authenticity throughout the £40m restoration programme. As Stowe School's Operations Director from 2009 to 2017, he was closely involved in the School's building projects and management of the site and he now looks forward to completing the restoration and continuing to work closely with the School and the National Trust in that work and in presenting the House to the public. Read more

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New Orleans Architecture: Jefferson City

Pdf History New Orleans Architecture: Jefferson City

Pdf:New Orleans Architecture: Jefferson City.Review 'New Orleans is one of America's richest architectural possessions. . . . These architecture books lay a solid foundation in the field, are a great gift to general historians, and, as the authors hoped, have contributed immeasurably to the maintenance of extant architectural treasures.' --The New Republic Read more About the Author The Friends of the Cabildo is a nonprofit volunteer group that provides support to and furthers the educational programming of the Louisiana State Museum. Read more

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Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon

Pdf History Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon

Pdf:Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon."What William Cecil has accomplished at Biltmore Estate is one of the great preservation success stories of all time. He has set a high standard for what all historic house museums strive for: magnificently preserved buildings and grounds, engaging interpretation, and--perhaps most challenging of all--economic self-sufficiency. It is no surprise that Biltmore Estate is widely recognized as one of America's finest places to visit."—Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation "Biltmore is a glorious national historic landmark that, through creative vision and entrepreneurial management, preserves and provides insight into a way of life in the early 1900s. Bill is the imaginative and multifaceted leader who has built this great monument to enrich his community. George and I admire his dedication and success."—George and Abby Rockefeller O'Neill "Bill Cecil and his team at Biltmore Estate have sure proved that they know how to build a successful business. They did it the old-fashioned way: embrace a bold idea that others said could not be done and--through commitment, determination, and hard work--bring it to life. Their achievement against the odds is inspiring, and their vision and perseverance are valuable lessons to us all."—Don Logan, Chairman, Media & Communications Group, Time Warner "If George Vanderbilt did nothing more than engage the two most prominent and storied designers of their time, architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, to carry out his vision of a European estate in the southern Appalachians, he would have created an American icon. The beauty of the method by which the estate was executed and, even today, the meticulous attention to detail, in the presentation and care of the estate by William Cecil, have brought history to life."—Gary J. Walters, Chief Usher, The White House

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The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence

Pdf History The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence

Pdf:The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence.Now including an excerpt from THE DEVIL'S MERCEDES: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara. Coming March 2017.Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House.In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party for the Daughters of the American Revolution. A handpicked team of the country's top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history. While the Trumans camped across the street at Blair House, Congress debated whether to bulldoze the White House completely, and the Soviets exploded their first atomic bomb, starting the Cold War.Indefatigable researcher Robert Klara reveals what has, until now, been little understood about this episode: America's most famous historic home was basically demolished, giving birth to today's White House. Leaving only the mansion's facade untouched, workmen gutted everything within, replacing it with a steel frame and a complex labyrinth deep below ground that soon came to include a top-secret nuclear fallout shelter,The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable—and, until now, all but forgotten.

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Lost Chicago

Pdf History Lost Chicago

Pdf:Lost Chicago.Review “Lost Chicago is more than just another coffee table gift, more than merely a history of the city’s architecture; it is a history of the whole city as a cultural creation.” (Mark Smith New York Times Book Review)'Lowe's book excels on its visual ground: page after page of gilded hotels, lovely parks, grand mansions and smashing restaurants, all vanished. . . . But there is more here than simple nostalgia, reinforced by mouth-watering photographs. There is also the real story of Chicago architecture, very different from the one we have been fed in textbooks and college survey courses.'—Newsweek (Douglas Davis Newsweek) Read more About the Author David Garrard Lowe is a lecturer, cultural historian, and the president of the Beaux Arts Alliance in New York City. He is the author of Stanford White’s New York, Beaux Arts New York, Art Deco New York, and Chicago Interiors. Read more

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The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy

Pdf History The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy

Pdf:The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy.Review “Remarkable. . . . What is immediately apparent is Benn Michaels’s ability to explicate the inextricable relation between neoliberal economic forms and the formal interventions of contemporary photography while avoiding the numbing obfuscation of the professional academic, the rhetorical flourishes of the art critic and the political diatribes of the militant.”    (Prefix Photo)'A shining example of how to think about art and politics without reducing either term to the other. . . . It is a virtue of Michaels’s book that it does not seek merely to be agreed with; rather, it channels the force of its examples to challenge major assumptions about what it means to engage with art in a political way, even and especially when it is beautiful.' (Los Angeles Review of Books)“Michaels adroitly advocates for an acknowledgement of the economic and political structures that have influenced the development of select photographs commenting on an increasingly stratified society. . . . Recommended.”   (Choice)“Michaels offers deft interventions in debates around concepts—such as autonomy, indexicality, intention and absorption—which have preoccupied art and . . . literary theorists over recent decades.” (Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory)'The Beauty of a Social Problem is a great book; it is challenging, it is timely in its sense of political urgency, and it is intellectually stimulating in that it forces readers time and again to question the hegemony of academic common sense.' (Amerikastudien) Read more About the Author Walter Benn Michaels is professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Read more

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The Ongoing Moment

Pdf History The Ongoing Moment

Pdf:The Ongoing Moment.Review “Truly original. . . . A whole narrative of intensely felt and observed moments. . . . After reading it, life seems larger.” —John Berger, Harper’s Magazine“An ingenious journey through the history of photography.” —Art Review“Dyer has the naturally generous impulse of a great storyteller.” —The Boston Globe“A masterful meditation. . . in which great, often melancholy themes are raised with lightness and very dry humor.” —Alain de Botton, Books of the Year, The Observer (London)“Surprising. . . . [Dyer] pulls off a string of shrewd, often original ideas about a group of artists whose work had until now seemed thoroughly digested.” —The New York Times Book Review Read more About the Author A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Geoff Dyer has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and, in 2015, the Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction. The author of four novels and nine works of non-fiction, Dyer is writer in residence at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

Pdf History J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

Pdf:J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator.From Library Journal Along with maps, Tolkien self-illustrated many of his works, and a large portion of his artwork is included in this volume with comment by the authors. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review “A Tolkien lover’s dream.”Booklist, ALA Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Coloring Book for Adults: Hummingbirds: Stress Relieving Designs for Adults Relaxation: (Volume 5 of Nature Coloring Books Series by Dan Morris)

Pdf History Coloring Book for Adults: Hummingbirds: Stress Relieving Designs for Adults Relaxation: (Volume 5 of Nature Coloring Books Series by Dan Morris)

Pdf:Coloring Book for Adults: Hummingbirds: Stress Relieving Designs for Adults Relaxation: (Volume 5 of Nature Coloring Books Series by Dan Morris).About the Author Dan Morris is a best selling coloring book artist.Dan Morris coloring books are loved by coloring book enthusiasts and they are frequent best-sellers. Explore the entire Dan Morris Nature Coloring Books Series including Stress Relieving Animal Designs, Woodland Creatures, Butterflies and Flowers, Hummingbirds.Learn more on DanMorris.art Read more

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Snowboarding in Southern Vermont: From Burton to the US Open (Sports)

Pdf History Snowboarding in Southern Vermont: From Burton to the US Open (Sports)

Pdf:Snowboarding in Southern Vermont: From Burton to the US Open (Sports).About the Author Brian Knight is a self-employed historic preservation consultant and architectural historian. He works throughout Vermont preserving the state's cultural resources and built environment. His first book, No Braver Deeds, chronicled the Equinox Guards, Company E, 5th Vermont, in the Civil War. While working for Stratton in the 1980s and early 1990s, writing for a local magazine in the late 1990s and then teaching at history at the Stratton Mountain School, he has been an objective observer of snowboarding in southwest Vermont. He presently lives in Dorset, Vermont. Read more

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Mexican American Baseball in Sacramento (Images of Baseball)

Pdf History Mexican American Baseball in Sacramento (Images of Baseball)

Pdf:Mexican American Baseball in Sacramento (Images of Baseball).About the Author Mark A. Ocegueda is an assistant professor of US and Mexican American history at California State University, Sacramento. Christopher Docter is a baseball researcher and professional in museum, library, and archival fields. Richard A. Santillán is professor emeritus of ethnic and women studies at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Ernie Cervantes Jr. is a member of Sacramento's Mexican American Hall of Fame Sports Association and was inducted in 1989. Cuno Barragán is a former major-league baseball player with the Chicago Cubs and inductee to the Sacramento Mexican American Hall of Fame Sports Association. Read more

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Clinton (Images of America)

Pdf History Clinton (Images of America)

Pdf:Clinton (Images of America).About the Author Peggy Adler has authored five titles for New York City publishers, illustrated two dozen, and provided art for the Bronx Zoo and the Humane Society of the United States. Additionally, she coordinated the 1969 world premiere of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for 20th Century Fox, worked as a consultant for the US House of Representatives' October Surprise Task Force, and served eight years as a Clinton police commissioner. Read more

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Yankees Baseball: The Golden Age (Images of America: New York)

Pdf History Yankees Baseball: The Golden Age (Images of America: New York)

Pdf:Yankees Baseball: The Golden Age (Images of America: New York).About the Author Author Richard Bak is a sports historian and baseball fan. Here he brings his passion and knowledge, together with a selection of more than 200 photographs, to create a book that explores and celebrates the Yankees mystique. This book is a front-row seat for those who were there as well as those who wish they had been alive to watch the New York Yankees during their Golden Age. Read more

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Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports)

Pdf History Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports)

Pdf:Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports).It takes stubborn dedication and passionate optimism to brave the frosty, wet conditions for the chance to shoot ducks and geese. And yet the tradition continues every year as more than one million waterfowl occupy the waters of the Chesapeake. Whether you are setting decoys or watching the sun rise from a blind, hunting the bay is as challenging as it is rewarding. No one understands that better than the generations who have experienced it, from the goose pits of Rock Hall and Chestertown to the frothing whitewater of the Tangier Sound. Join author and hunter C.L. Marshall as he recounts more than forty years of stories and anecdotes chock-full of dogs, good friends and fast-paced waterfowl action.

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Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports)

Pdf History Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports)

Pdf:Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports).Review 'Marshall's book is not just about shooting ducks. While hunting is the central theme to the book, 'it's about the relationships. It's about the funny things that happen.'' The Star Democrat 'Gleaned from more than 40 years of hunting the historic Chesapeake Bay, this collection of tales provides a firsthand glimpse of the 'then and now' of waterfowling. It's a read that, despite where your home waters lie, should keep the fire of falling feathers burning bright until the season returns.'American Hunter Read more About the Author As a former sports editor for the Eastern Shore News, editor of the Mid-Atlantic Fisherman and co-founder of Shore Golf Magazine, C.L. Marshall has received numerous awards for his unique outdoor writing style. His most recent release, A Taste of Eastern Shore Living, revealed the culinary secrets of Delmarva kitchens utilizing locally available wildfowl, fish and game. C.L. received much of his hunting education from the locals of that area who have earned an outlaw reputation with a rich and checkered duck hunting past. He grew up near Saxis Island in Virginia and now makes his home in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Read more

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Woodbrook Hunt Club (Images of America)

Pdf History Woodbrook Hunt Club (Images of America)

Pdf:Woodbrook Hunt Club (Images of America).Review Title: Woodbrook Hunt Club subject of meetingAuthor: Dave Sclair Publisher: The Suburban TimesDate: 5/21/09The Woodbrook Hunt Club is the oldest fox hunting club west of the Mississippi River, according to author and horseback riding enthusiast Joy Keniston-Longrie. She gave the history of the club to about 50 members of the Lakewood Historical Society during a recent meeting at the Lakewood Library.The author explained that the club doesn’t actually hunt foxes. Instead, a rider drags a fox - scented sack (or some other animal scent) across the ground. The hounds follow the scent thinking they are chasing an animal while the riders follow behind.Keniston-Longrie’s new book, Woodbrook Hunt Club, is available from area book stores (Amazon.com link), at the Lakewood History Museum and other sites.The book not only covers the history of the club from its beginnings but goes all the way back to the introduction of horses to the area by natives. Packed with photos, the book shows the buildings where today’s club started, the various names it used from the beginning and the community leaders who were principals in the club.Before the speaker got started, Becky Huber, president of the Lakewood Historical Society, told the crowd attending the meeting that as a result of recent fundraising activities the museum would remain open at its present site in the Lakewood Colonial Center.Title: Historical Role of Hunt Club RevealedAuthor: Staff WriterPublisher: Lakewood Historical SocietyDate: 5/19/09New from Arcadia Publishing is Woodbrook Hunt Club, by local author and horseback riding enthusiast Joy Keniston-Longrie. With more than 200 black and white images from an extensive variety of sources, Woodbrook Hunt Club offers a fascinating look at the history of hunting and recreational riding on the southern prairies of Washington State.The Woodbrook Hunt Club, co-founded in 1926 by Maj. J. H. Mathews and Thornwood Estate superintendent Thomas Bryan, is the oldest fox-hunting club west of the Mississippi. Horses have long played an important historical role on the prairies south of Tacoma. The Nisqually Indians were the first to ride horses on the Nisqually Prairie in the early 1800s followed by the Hudson's Bay Company and horse-race activities in the 1840s.The establishment of Fort Lewis in 1917 has protected this unique prairie ecosystem, resulting in a longstanding partnership with the Woodbrook Hunt Club. Today the club continues its rich tradition on the last remaining three percent of native prairie in the Puget Sound Corridor.Joy Keniston - Longrie will present “History of the Woodbrook Hunt Club” for the Lakewood Historical Society on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm at the Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW. A book signing will follow. The Public is welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the society and hear the lecture.Author Joy Keniston-Longrie, a recreational rider and graduate of the University of Washington, is the great-granddaughter of Clay Lincoln Keniston who arrived in Tacoma in 1884 as a blacksmith. Keniston-Longrie combined her passion for history and recreational riding to create this pictorial equestrian history of the prairies in Lakewood, south of Tacoma.Hudson’s Bay Company and horse-race activities in the 1840s.Title: Woodbrook Hunt Club topic for May 19 meetingAuthor: Dave SclairPublisher: The Suburban TimesDate: 5/14/09The oldest fox hunting club west of the Mississippi River happens to be located in the Lakewood area and will be the subject of the May 19 meeting of the Lakewood Historical Society.The Woodbrook Hunt Club was co-founded in 1926 by Maj. J. H. Mathews and Thornwood Estate superintendent Thomas Bryan. Local author and horseback riding enthusiast Joy Keniston-Longrie has written a book, published by Arcadia Publishing, about the club and will be the meeting speaker.The book contains more than 200 black and white images and provides a fascinating look at the history of hunting and recreational riding on the southern prairies of Washington State.Becky Huber, president of the historical society, said the monthly meeting will be held at the Lakewood Library starting at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge.In addition to the author’s presentation, “History of the Woodbrook Hunt Club,” copies of the book will be available for purchase and personally autographed by Keniston-Longrie.The establishment of Fort Lewis in 1917 has protected this unique prairie ecosystem, resulting in a longstanding partnership with the Woodbrook Hunt Club. Today the club continues its rich tradition on the last remaining three percent of native prairie in the Puget Sound Corridor. Read more About the Author Author Joy Keniston-Longrie, a recreational rider and graduate of the University of Washington, is the great-granddaughter of Clay Lincoln Keniston, who arrived in Tacoma in 1884 as a blacksmith. Keniston-Longrie combined her passion for history and recreational riding to create this pictorial equestrian history of the prairies in Lakewood, south of Tacoma. Photographs for this book were contributed from a variety of collections, including the Tacoma Public Library, the Washington State Historical Society, the Museum of History and Industry, the Woodbrook Hunt Club, Horseland/Starfire Farms, the Brookwood Equestrian Center, and the private collections of local residents. Read more

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The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears: A Decade-By-Decade History

Pdf History The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears: A Decade-By-Decade History

Pdf:The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears: A Decade-By-Decade History.About the Author The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Tribune Company. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many best-selling books.Don Pierson is a retired Chicago Tribune pro football sportswriter and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame writers' wing. He lives in Chicago, IL.Joe Knowles is the associate managing editor, sports for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in the Chicago, IL area. Read more

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September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam

Pdf History September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam

Pdf:September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam.Review “Many books have been written about Antietam, but no book has been devoted to the little white brick church on the battlefield—the sanctuary known as the Dunker Church. Alann Schmidt and Terry Barkley have ably filled that void with September Mourn, an outstanding book about a piece of hallowed ground and the dedicated congregation of German Baptist Brethren. For those interested in Antietam, September Mourn is a must.” (John W. Schildt, author of Drums Along the Antietam and September Echoes)“Few other landmarks of America’s Civil War are as immediately and universally recognized as Antietam’s Dunker Church. On that bloody Wednesday, September 17, 1862, the battle raged with a savage intensity around this modest, whitewashed meetinghouse of the area’s German Baptist Brethren—men and women who, ironically enough, preached and practiced peace and pacifism. In September Mourn, authors Alann Schmidt and Terry Barkley tell the fascinating story of this iconic building and those who worshipped there, before, during, and after the sanguinary battle. Written in an engaging style, this informative book is a welcome addition not only to the historiography of the Maryland Campaign and Battle of Antietam, but to the history of the Dunkers and of those who settled western Maryland. This is the definitive account of one of the American Civil War’s most iconic landmarks.” (John D. Hoptak, Civil War historian and author of The Battle of South Mountain, Antietam: September 17, 1862 and Confrontation at Gettysburg)“September 17, 1862 changed America, opening the door for the Emancipation Proclamation. There are so many stories to tell about the battle, but the story of the Dunker Church had never been fully told until Alann Schmidt made it his personal mission. Thanks to his and Terry Barkley’s tireless and persistent research, the story of the Dunkers, the Mumma Bible, John Lewis, and the resurrection of the little meetinghouse destroyed by a storm and rebuilt, is fully interpreted at the battlefield site.” (Rev. Frank Ramirez, Church of the Brethren (Dunkers) minister and author of The Love Feast and The Meanest Man in Patrick County and Other Unlikely Brethren Heroes)“Historians Terry Barkley and Alann Schmidt have collaborated to tell the little known journey of the well-known pinnacle of peace on the Antietam battlefield. This small, humble, landmark witnessed the unparalleled horrors of war and the compelling deeds that make men fabled. Their years of research provide us with the complete and truly engaging story of the Dunker Church.” (Nicholas P. Picerno, Chairman, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation) Read more About the Author Alann Schmidt spent fifteen years as a park ranger at Antietam National Battlefield and presented hundreds of programs on the Dunker Church to park visitors, Civil War seminars, community groups, churches, and Brethren Heritage tours. Alann earned degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, Shippensburg University, Shepherd University, and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. While illness forced him into early retirement, he still serves as a pastor for the Churches of God and helps foster pets for rescue groups. He and his wife Tracy (and their many cats) live on their family farm near Fort Littleton, Pennsylvania.Terry Barkley served as archivist and museum curator at Bridgewater College in Virginia, a Brethren-related institution and holds degrees and a graduate certificate from the University of North Alabama, The Citadel, University of Alabama, and Harvard University. He retired in 2012 as director of the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Illinois. That same year he delivered the 150th anniversary commemorative lecture on the Dunker Church of Antietam Battlefield at the Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in St. Louis. Terry has also lectured in the Dunker Church at Antietam National Battlefield. He is an independent scholar and musician and lives in Lexington, Virginia. This is his fourth book. Read more

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Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler

Pdf History Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler

Pdf:Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler.Review 'An unusually gifted and passionate travel writer''Humorous and historical perspective covering a mere 5,000 years of Western civilization.''Europe 101 is a diligent and thorough review of the subject that steers visitors in the right directions.''Steves preaches a low-cost, low-to-the-ground style that not only saves money, but gets you closer to the real Europe, the way Europeans experience it' Read more

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Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd

Pdf History Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd

Pdf:Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd.Review 'This book, the first monograph on Chinati and first major catalogue of its holdings . . . communicates the rigor of Judd's Gesamtkunstwerk, uniting art, architecture, and the bleakly beautiful setting.'—Art & Auction'The most comprehensive presentation of Judd's creations and collections to come along in nearly two decades. With stunning photography, the volume brings the documentation of all the installations at Chinati up to date.'—Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman'Unbelievably, the first monograph on the project. . . . Stockebrand has captured the lush austerity of the artist's Marfa project with detailed narrative and subtle, gorgeous photographs that reveal the elements at play in the artwork.'—Cindy Widner, Austin Chronicle 'Sumptuously illustrated.'—Dallas Art News'[A] must-have.'—Dyal Blog Read more About the Author Marianne Stockebrand is director of the Chinati Foundation. Rudi Fuchs is the former director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Richard Shiff is professor and Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at the University of Texas.  Nicholas Serota is director of the Tate in London. Read more

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Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois

Pdf History Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois

Pdf:Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois.Review 'This book, immense in every sense, is both a formal study and a critical biography, a collaborative endeavor and a tribute.... Mr. Storr’s writing style is as clear as his critical eye. And at 800-plus pages, with more than 1,000 reproductions, the book is ginormous, just the right size to commemorate a genius.'—The New York Times'The book is a major achievement, not just of scholarship, but also as a record of the intersection of two sensibilities, artist and writer, and of personhood as the lens through which all art must inevitably be viewed. It also supports my belief that it takes a very long time to really know anything about an artist, to internalize her ideas and sensibility.'—New York Review of Books'More than a thousand illustrations and writings from Bourgeois's close personal friend, art critic Robert Storr, illuminate the late work and life of the artist.'—Publishers Weekly'In every way, Robert Storr’s biography, critical exegesis, and art historical inquiry/psychological inquest into the art and work of Louise Bourgeois is a magnum opus.... this 828-page volume with more than 1,000 illustrations is ravishing to look at.... Storr’s accomplishment has been to assemble a coherent narrative of Bourgeois’s life, art, and art-making process, encompassing the stories she told, the radical forms she made, and his reading of the psychological impulses at their root, as well as the changing ways in which the world has received her seductive manipulations of traditional and unorthodox materials and morphing forms. It is a compelling narrative.'—Brooklyn Rail'Intimate Geometries is dedicated to the great artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) who died a few years ago at the age of 98. In my opinion, Bourgeois would be a great choice to win the Nobel Prize in Art.'  —Edward Goldman, KCRW San Francisco'Storr — a former curator at the Museum of Modern Art and among the best art writers alive — devotes an exhaustive essay in support of Bourgeois’ equally expansive intellect and intuition. What makes it even more important is that the artist was one of the great pioneers in the field among women in the 20th century, and remains a vital feminist icon even since her death, at 98, in 2010.'—San Francisco Chronicle'A grande dame of modernist art, Bourgeois contributed to movements from Surrealism to Post-Minimalism, though her brooding and sexually explicit sculptures defy easy categorization. Art critic Robert Storr, a close friend of the artist, brings extensive critical analysis to bear in this heavily illustrated biography.' —Art in America Read more About the Author Robert Storr is a painter, critic, museum man, and exhibition-maker. From 1990 until 2002 he worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where he was curator and then senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. His group exhibitions there included DISLOCATIONS, a survey of installation art, and Modern Art Despite Modernism, in addition to which he organized retrospectives of Robert Ryman, Tony Smith, Chuck Close, Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, and Max Beckmann. From 1990 until 2000 he directed MoMA’s Projects program, for which he assembled small monographic shows by Art Spiegelman (the first exhibition devoted to a “comix” artist in MoMA’s history), Franz West, Ann Hamilton, and others. In 2002 he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and from 2006 to 2016 he served as Dean of the Yale University School of Art, where he is also a professor of painting. Since 1982 his essays, reviews, and columns have appeared in Art in America, Artpress, Frieze, Artforum, Corriere della Sera, and numerous other magazines and journals. In addition to catalogues written for shows he has organized in Japan, Spain, and the United States, he has contributed to exhibition publications for all the major museums in New York and for many other museums around the world. From 2003 to 2007 he served as Director of the Venice Biennale, the first American to hold that position. He is the recipient of five honorary doctorates and awards from organizations including the International Association of Art Critics and the Archives of American Art. In 2000 he was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and was later promoted to Officier of the same order. He lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut, and Brooklyn, New York. Read more

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Kris Kuksi: Conquest

Pdf History Kris Kuksi: Conquest

Pdf:Kris Kuksi: Conquest.About the Author Kris Kuksi’s works have attracted many public and private collectors in the United States, Europe, The Middle East, and Australia, and have been displayed at more than 100 exhibitions and art fairs worldwide, including Pulse (New York and Miami), Scope (Basel and Miami), Kölner Liste (Germany), and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. His work has been featured in Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, and Wild. He is represented by Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Carlo McCormick is an American culture critic and curator, and the senior editor of Paper magazine. His writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, and Vice, among other publications. Read more

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A Guide to Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, Volume I: The Animals & The Carvers

Pdf History A Guide to Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, Volume I: The Animals & The Carvers

Pdf:A Guide to Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, Volume I: The Animals & The Carvers.McManis explains the different types of fetishes with special emphasis on the two major types; the protective and healing group and the hunting group. Also provided are family trees for the more prominent families, along with more than 200 fetishes in full-color. Perfect for those buying their first fetish or their fiftieth.

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Tara Donovan: Fieldwork

Pdf History Tara Donovan: Fieldwork

Pdf:Tara Donovan: Fieldwork.About the Author For the last 20 years, Tara Donovan has created large-scale installations, sculptures and drawings that utilize everyday objects to explore the transformative effects of accumulation and aggregation. Donovan’s many accolades include the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award (2008); and the first annual Calder Prize (2005), among others. For over a decade, numerous museums have mounted solo exhibitions of Donovan’s work, including the the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2007–08), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2008), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (2010), the Milwaukee Art Museum (2012), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark (2013), the Parrish Museum, Watermill, NY (2015) and Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015), and MCA Denver (2018). Her work is included in the collections of major institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among many others. Nora Burnett Abrams is the Ellen Bruss Curator and Director of Planning at MCA Denver. Giuliana Bruno is Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Jenni Sorkin is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of California, Santa Barbara. Read more

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Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures

Pdf History Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures

Pdf:Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures.About the Author Artist Katherine Dewey has used polymer clay to create fanciful, exquisitely detailed sculptures for more than thirty years. She conducts many workshops around the country each year and is a featured artist on many polymer clay forums and websites. She lives in Maxwell, Texas. Visit her on the Web at elvenwork.com. Read more

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Friedrich Kunath: I Don't Worry Anymore

Pdf History Friedrich Kunath: I Don't Worry Anymore

Pdf:Friedrich Kunath: I Don't Worry Anymore.Review 'In conjunction with this exhibition, a new major monograph devoted to the last fifteen years of Kunath's work will be released by Rizzoli Electa. Entitled I Don't Worry Anymore, this book offers new insights into the artist's work across media, organised conceptually rather than chronologically in eight chapters. Featuring new writing by four contributors – art historian James Elkins takes an historical approach to Kunath's work, linking him to both recent and older traditions of European painting.' —Ocula  Read more About the Author Friedrich Kunath is a Los Angeles–based artist. James Elkins is E.C. Chadbourne Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. James Frey is a novelist. Ariana Reines is a poet, playwright, performing artist, and translator. John McEnroe is a world-renowned tennis player and commentator. Read more

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The Parthenon Frieze

Pdf History The Parthenon Frieze

Pdf:The Parthenon Frieze.About the Author Ian Jenkins is Assistant Keeper in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum. Read more

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Experimental Eating

Pdf History Experimental Eating

Pdf:Experimental Eating.Profiling a range of culinary pioneers working across the fields of art, science, theatre, catering and design, Experimental Eating demonstrates how current creative collaborations are pushing the boundaries of how we understand, experience and relate to food and the rituals of dining.The book encompasses unusual and cutting-edge foods, radical dining events, “kitchen laboratory” experiments, food sculptures and other documentation of the transient events that make up this field of work.A selection of short essays situate these contemporary practices alongside various historical and cultural contexts, including: a history of food in modern and contemporary art, such as Gordon Matta-Clarke’s FOOD café, Rikrit Tiravanija’s FREE and Pad Thai events, and Grizedale Arts and Yangjiany Group’s makeshift cafe for Frieze Projects 2012; a study of the connections between dining, theatre and ritual; and a survey of recent research in science and technology, and how this may impact on how we make, eat and perceive food.

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Sculpting the Figure in Clay: An Artistic and Technical Journey to Understanding the Creative and Dynamic Forces in Figurative Sculpture

Pdf History Sculpting the Figure in Clay: An Artistic and Technical Journey to Understanding the Creative and Dynamic Forces in Figurative Sculpture

Pdf:Sculpting the Figure in Clay: An Artistic and Technical Journey to Understanding the Creative and Dynamic Forces in Figurative Sculpture.About the Author Peter Rubino is an acclaimed sculptor of numerous private and corporate commissions. Among his many works, his piece Mother of Life,a ten-foot historic monument, graces Boyko research center at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel, and Angel, a thirty-five-foot monumental figure, was created for the Walt Disney Company. His previous book, The Portrait in Clay, has been translated into numerous languages, and he teaches annual workshops in both the United States and Italy utilizing his easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructional methods perfected over thirty-five years as an educator at such prestigious institutions as the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York City. He has sculpted portraits of President Barack Obama, jazz icon Dave Brubeck, and sports legend Lou Gehrig. These and many other examples of Rubino’s work can be viewed at www.rubinostudio.com. Read more

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Zoot Suit and Other Plays

Pdf History Zoot Suit and Other Plays

Pdf:Zoot Suit and Other Plays.Review 'Valdez is the Pachuco of Broadway,... the brilliant student who will change the face of Hollywood portrayals of his people.' --Jorge Huerta Read more

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Art of Atari

Pdf History Art of Atari

Pdf:Art of Atari.About the Author Tim Lapetino has been a fan of Atari art since childhood. An award-winning Creative Director and graphic designer, his design and branding work has been published in more than a dozen books and magazines. He co-authored the design inspiration book Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects, and has written for HOW, Geek Monthly, RETRO, and other publications. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Museum of Video Game Art (MOVA), and is dedicated to chronicling the intersection of design and pop culture. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two kids. Read more

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Character Design Quarterly 5: Visual Development | Illustration | Concept Art

Pdf History Character Design Quarterly 5: Visual Development | Illustration | Concept Art

Pdf:Character Design Quarterly 5: Visual Development | Illustration | Concept Art.Following on from the success of previous issues, Character Design Quarterly 5brings you exciting new techniques from top industry professionals as they explorecharacter design through in-depthtutorials and quick processes. This high-qualitypublication is an excellent source of fresh inspiration for your owndesigns, featuring artworks from a wide selection of popular artists.In this issue we also speak to character designers from top animation studiosand talk to freelance illustrators about their work. These artists share their outstandingwork and how their careers have progressed. Get valuable insights intowhat it takes to become a leading industry professional today with this varied andengaging new issue!

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Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques

Pdf History Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques

Pdf:Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques.About the Author 3dtotal Publishing3dtotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects.In 2006, 3dtotal entered into partnership with Focal Press and launched the popular book series Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques. The premise for these books was to provide high quality content that would inspire and educate the next generation of digital artists. Featuring the work of top industry professionals, detailed tutorials and image breakdowns, these series have become firmly established as indispensable resources for any digital artist.After five successful years working with Focal Press, 3dtotal Publishing was launched in early 2010. As well as self-publishing the next volumes in the pre-existing Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques series, 3dtotal Publishing has launched a number of new titles including: Sketching from the Imagination, Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop and ZBrush Characters and Creatures. Read more

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Character Design Quarterly 8

Pdf History Character Design Quarterly 8

Pdf:Character Design Quarterly 8.Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is a lively, creative magazine bringing inspiration, expert insights, and leading techniques from professional illustrators, artists, and character art enthusiasts worldwide. Each issue provides detailed tutorials on creating diverse characters enabling you to explore the processes and decision making that go into creating amazing characters. Learn new ways to develop your own ideas, and discover from the artists what it is like to work for top studios such as Disney, Warner Bros., and DreamWorks. Produced to a very high standard, Character Design Quarterly is a great source of inspiration that can be kept and referred to throughout your future character design endeavors. Popular character designers from around the world share their work and years of experience through illuminating interviews and features, while short tips articles provide refreshing training in tackling key aspects of creating involving and imaginative characters. Every issue of Character Design Quarterly brings an entertaining installment of inspiration and information about this wide-ranging, growing field of creativity.

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An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games: A detailed guide to the most important games; explores five decades of game evolution

Pdf History An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games: A detailed guide to the most important games; explores five decades of game evolution

Pdf:An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games: A detailed guide to the most important games; explores five decades of game evolution.About the Author Simon Parkin is an award-winning writer and journalist. Described by the New Statesman as one of the most effortlessly masterful voices in video game writing, he has contributed to The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Edge magazine and many others over the past decade, writing both criticism and journalism from the front-lines of video game culture. Read more

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Telematic Embrace

Pdf History Telematic Embrace

Pdf:Telematic Embrace.Review 'At a time when libraries are stacked with mass-marketed books on the Internet, Telematic Embrace is a welcome contribution to both academic and general discourse.'--'San Francisco Chronicle' Read more From the Inside Flap 'A vital addition to the literature on art of the later twentieth century, in which Roy Ascott has played central roles as a major pioneer of interactive, telematic art and as an innovative educator. Ascott’s visionary philosophy, grounded in science and technology as well as metaphysical thought, has profound implications for the digital era. Edward Shanken is the ideal guide through this material, and his lucid and insightful introductory essay will become the standard source on Ascott’s work and the larger history of telematic art.'―Linda Dalrymple Henderson, David Bruton, Jr., Centennial Professor in Art History and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas, Austin'Roy Ascott has unerringly been a step ahead of the cultural shifts of his times. If cybernetics, interactivity, network culture, and telematics have an artistic edge today, it is because Ascott has been there first. This collection, edited and with a brilliant introduction by Edward Shanken, charts the evolution of Ascott's ideas, pedagogy, and artmaking, which continue to be a potent source of ideas for the future of art.'―Roger Malina, Executive Editor of Leonardo'An admirable survey of the telematic arts and of Roy Ascott's extraordinary contributions to this art form. Thoroughly researched, this readable text is a valuable resource for initiating students into the realm of contemporary electronic arts and sciences by bridging the gap between the visual and media arts.'―Peter d'Agostino, Professor of Film and Media Arts and Director of the NewTechLab, Temple University'Roy Ascott is a leading artist and writer in the field of art and technology, and a collection of his writings is long overdue. Edward Shanken's introduction addresses many issues relevant to contemporary culture, elucidating historical, social, and theoretical aspects of Ascott's work.'―Eduardo Kac, Associate Professor of Art and Technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History

Pdf History U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History

Pdf:U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History.About the Author Norman Friedman is a prominent naval analyst and the author of more than thirty books covering a range of naval subjects, from warship histories to contemporary defense issues. He is a longtime columnist for Proceedings magazine and lives in New York City. Read more

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The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development 1906-1922: Warship Design and Development 1906-1922

Pdf History The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development 1906-1922: Warship Design and Development    1906-1922

Pdf:The Grand Fleet: Warship Design and Development 1906-1922: Warship Design and Development 1906-1922.The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered in one of the most rapid periods of warship development in history; and only ten years after this all-big-gun, turbine-powered battleship was completed, two entire fleets of Dreadnoughts would meet at Jutland and put the work of the prewar designers to the ultimate test.The renowned warship author, D K Brown, examines the development of these vessels and looks at how wartime experience affected warship design. As well as battleships and battlecruisers, for the first time the developmental history of smaller vessels such as minesweepers, monitors and escort vessels, built in direct response to wartime needs, is described, as is that of the submarine and aircraft carrier. A detailed study is made of battle damage, including the role played by ammunition explosions in the loss of three British battlecruisers at Jutland. Also described are the postwar capital ship designs, killed off by the Washington Treaty, which are among the most fascinating ‘might-have-beens’ of naval history.A classic work again available for historians and enthusiasts, detailing the development of all those ships that enabled the Royal Navy to rule the waves supreme and defend country and empire.

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Vessels of Camden

Pdf History Vessels of Camden

Pdf:Vessels of Camden.The care and craftsmanship in the art of building wooden vessels has become a thing of the past. Replaced by the fiberglass boats of today, wooden vessels are a reminder of the way things were done in an earlier America. Discover the beauty of these vessels and the history behind them in Barbara Dyer's Vessels of Camden, a unique and engaging tribute to a shipbuilding community. Along with Bar Harbor, Maine, Camden is one of only two towns on the eastern seaboard where the mountains meet the sea. Tourists have been attracted to this picturesque town since its incorporation in 1791, and its coastal location has had a great influence on the town's industries. Shipbuilding played a prominent role in the development of Camden, a development that can be traced through carefully preserved historic photographs. The images in this collection depict approximately 100 years of vessel craftsmanship in Camden, from 1863 to 1963. The charm and elegance of these maritime gems is sure to take hold of the reader's imagination and elicit visions of sailing the open seas.

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The Steamer Admiral (Images of America)

Pdf History The Steamer Admiral (Images of America)

Pdf:The Steamer Admiral (Images of America).About the Author Annie Amantea Blum has lived close to the river in St. Louis, Missouri, all of her life. She is a retired teacher and school counselor and author. She worked for 16 summers on the steamer Admiral, the most wonderful excursion boat on the Mississippi River. The pictures in her book come from St. Louis Mercantile Library on the campus of the University of Missouri'St. Louis, which houses the Streckfus Papers, and from the personal collection of her husband, Capt. Jim Blum. Read more

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Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

Pdf History Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

Pdf:Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver.In the late 16th and early 17th centuries there was one art form in which English artists excelled above all their continental European counterparts: the painting of miniatures. This fascinating book explores the genre with special reference to two of its most accomplished practitioners, Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver, whose astounding skill brought them international fame and admiration.In addition to exhibiting the exquisite technique of the artists, portrait miniatures express in a unique way many of the most distinctive and fascinating aspects of court life in this period: ostentatious secrecy, games of courtly love, arcane symbolism, a love of intricacy and decoration. Bedecked in elaborate lace, encrusted in jewellery and sprinkled with flowers, court ladies smile enigmatically at the viewer; their male counterparts rest on grassy banks or lean against trees, sighing over thwarted love, or more modestly express their hopes in Latin epigrams inscribed around their heads.Often set in richly enamelled and jewelled gold lockets, or beautifully turned ivory or ebony boxes, such miniatures could be concealed or revealed, exchanged or kept, as part of elaborate processes of friendship, love, patronage and diplomacy at the courts of Elizabeth I and James I. This richly illustrated book explores what the portrait miniature reveals about identity, society and visual culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

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Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Coloring Book: Midnight Edition

Pdf History Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Coloring Book: Midnight Edition

Pdf:Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Coloring Book: Midnight Edition.18 GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | STRESS RELIEVING "Quien con la Esperanza Vive, Alegre Muere" "He who Lives with Hope Dies Happy" El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, has been celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries since pre-Columbian times. This is a very special & beautiful ritual, full of love and remembrance, in which families happily remember their cherished relatives that have passed on. Relax and relieve stress with us, as you color our intricately designed sugar skulls, patterns, flowers, and animals in this coloring book for adults and grownups. Celebrate the lives of your loved ones as you meditate on the beauty of life with these unique and one of a kind drawings. Happy Coloring! Product Details: Printed single sided on bright white paper Perfect for all coloring mediums High quality 60# paper stock Large format 8.5" x 11.0" pages Coloring Pages Included in this Book: Dia de Los Muertos Cover Page Star Sugar Skull Praying Woman Sugar Skull Complex Sugar Skull for Advanced Colorists Beautiful Princess Sugar Skull with Flowers Rose Sugar Skull Cute Grandma Sugar Skull with Purse and Hat Flower and Diamond Sugar Skull Beautiful Woman with Roses in Hair Complex Bird Flowers Diamonds Sugar Skull Portrait Spider Web Woman Sugar Skull Classic Sugar Skull with Roses Unique Lady Sugar Skull with Bow Flower Pattern Sugar Skull with Diamond Forehead Female Sugar Skull with Cool Hair and Doves Rose Eye Sugar Skull with Candles Sugar Skull in Hat Under Tree Cross Forehead Sugar Skull with Roses Serenade Mariachi Sugar Skull with Guitar with Woman Candelabra Sugar Skull with Roses and Candles Girl Sugar Skull with Floral Pattern and Necklace Unique Sugar Skull with Flower Collar Pretty Sugar Skull with Ribbons and Sunflowers Pirate Sugar Skull with Crossed Swords Scary Mommy Sugar Skull with Mariachi Children Honey Sugar Skull with Swarm of Bees Classic Sugar Skull with Rose Necklace Flamenco Dancer Sugar Skull with Cool Cross Necklace Lady of Guadalupe Sugar Skull Jalapeno Sugar Skull with Sombrero The Papeterie Bleu collection includes: Mum Life: A Snarky Adult Colouring Book - ISBN 1533270805 Nurse Life: A Snarky Adult Colouring Book - ISBN 1533278261 Teacher Life: A Snarky Adult Colouring Book - ISBN 153327830X Dad Life: A Manly Adult Colouring Book - ISBN 1533315752 Mindful Mandalas: A Mandala Colouring Book - ISBN 153330033X Master Mandalas: A Mandala Colouring Book - ISBN 153327715X Sugar Skulls at Midnight: Day of the Dead Colouring Book - ISBN 1533298912 Wonderland at Midnight: A Fantasy Adult Colouring Book - ISBN 1533528527 Dia De Los Muertos: Sugar Skull Colouring Book - ISBN 1533316007 Dia De Los Perros: Dog Colouring Book - ISBN 1533315868

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Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications

Pdf History Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications

Pdf:Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications.About the Author SUZANNE BROOKER received her BFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1979, attended by invitation the Whitney Museum Independent Study program in New York, and pursued her drawing and painting studies at the School of Visual Arts. Brooker has taught drawing and painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington since1999. Read more

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How To Draw Lifelike Portraits From Photographs - Revised: 20 step-by-step demonstrations with bonus DVD

Pdf History How To Draw Lifelike Portraits From Photographs - Revised: 20 step-by-step demonstrations with bonus DVD

Pdf:How To Draw Lifelike Portraits From Photographs - Revised: 20 step-by-step demonstrations with bonus DVD.About the Author A professional artist and instructor for 20+ years, Lee Hammond has authored and produced 40+ North Light and ArtistsNetwork.TV products. She has owned and operated the Midwest School of Art in Lenexa, Kansas for six years and now has a studio in Overland Park, Kansas where she teaches. She conducts drawing seminars, gives school lectures and mentors nationwide. Visit her website at LeeHammond.com Read more

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Game Faces: Early Baseball Cards from the Library of Congress

Pdf History Game Faces: Early Baseball Cards from the Library of Congress

Pdf:Game Faces: Early Baseball Cards from the Library of Congress.About the Author PETER DEVEREAUX is writer-editor at the Library of Congress and author of The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collections. Read more

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Bouguereau

Pdf History Bouguereau

Pdf:Bouguereau.Review Fronia Wissman's Bouguereau offers astute and illuminating insights into his art, career, and family life of the French artist Adolphe-William Bouguereau (1825-1905) whose evocative visions of a better, purer time and place earned him a passionate following during his lifetime down through the present. 60 full color reproductions and 15 black & white illustrations perfectly exemplify Bouguereau's prodigious talent in creating works of sensual, emotional, and intellectual appeal. By the time of his death in 1905, Bouguereau was scorned by progressive painters and critics who saw in his works all that was wrong with the official French world of art, but he was also a favorite of collectors, who found in his paintings of bathers, nymphs, and shepherdesses a realm of eternal beauty far from contemporary life. Bouguereau displayed his talent for drawing at a very early age, became educated at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, was a highly successful portraitist, was exhibited at the Salon to an enthusiastic public, and had his work recognized and awarded at various European expositions during his life. Bouguereau is a beautiful tribute to an artist and would grace any art school, community, or personal art library! -- Midwest Book Review Read more

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Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture

Pdf History Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture

Pdf:Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture.About the Author Aimee Ng is an Associate Curator at The Frick Collection, New York. Arturo Galansino is the Director of the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. Simone Facchinetti is a Curator at the Museo Adriano Bernareggi, Bergamo. Read more

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Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts

Pdf History Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts

Pdf:Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts.Sketching and drawing are fundamental to creating great art; the simple doodle is often where the artist first brings their ideas and concepts to life. In Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts, we have gathered together fifty talented traditional and digital artists to showcase work from their sketchbooks, share inspiration, and give insight into how they create imaginative and dark illustrations. Featuring a range of artwork and artists from many fields, from concept design and animation to illustration and comic art, Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts is a collection of beautifully macabre sketches with plenty of useful tips and creative insights—an invaluable resource that will inspire artists of all abilities.

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Race Car Coloring Book: 30 High Quality Race Car Design for Kids of All Ages

Pdf History Race Car Coloring Book: 30 High Quality Race Car Design for Kids of All Ages

Pdf:Race Car Coloring Book: 30 High Quality Race Car Design for Kids of All Ages.Our Race Car Coloring Book is the best way to have fun and relax while you color in detail our 30 amazing Race Car designs. It contains: Dimensions:8" x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cm).Cover: GlossyInterior: • 30 Unique and High resolution car designs.• Modern and retro racing cars from 1909 – 2015.• Each design is printed on a separate sheet to avoid bleed through. This allows you to remove them and frame them if you like.• Great quality paper.• Perfect for kids.So don't wait more and get one for yourself today, or as the perfect gift for a loved one! Thank you for your support and coloring with us! www.bookcreators.netwww.facebook.com/bookcreatorswww.instagram.com/welovemakingbookswww.twitter.com/bookcreators

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Alluring Portraits - Beautiful Women Coloring Book: Amazing Young Beauty, Gorgeous Girls With Flowers - Face Sketches

Pdf History Alluring Portraits - Beautiful Women Coloring Book: Amazing Young Beauty, Gorgeous Girls With Flowers - Face Sketches

Pdf:Alluring Portraits - Beautiful Women Coloring Book: Amazing Young Beauty, Gorgeous Girls With Flowers - Face Sketches.30 Amazingly Beautiful Girls to ColorEnjoy unique coloring pages of gorgeous women. Mysterious, innocent, attractive, dramatic close up and upper body sketches. Look INSIDE & BACK COVER. One image per page so you can color with pencils, pens, markers as you wish. This beautiful women portraits coloring bookwill keep you relaxed and calm, create artistic pictures you can tear out and hang around the house. Get your loved ones to see your artwork.This book can be a practice book, for painters, artists, water colorists, teenagers and adults who love to color beautiful faces. Coloring books for grown-ups, who enjoy coloring people and look for new types of art to color.

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Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

Pdf History Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

Pdf:Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art).Review “Elizabeth Goldring’s illustrated biography Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist, published to coincide with a major centenary exhibition, tells his story with all the flair of her last book, an examination of the flamboyant and (for his day) selfie-loving Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester” —Suzi Feay, Financial Times“Before you book your tickets [to the National Portrait Gallery’s Hilliard retrospective], read Elizabeth Goldring’s sumptuous survey Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist. Goldring, whose previous book Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and the World of Elizabethan Art, considered portraiture and patronage, has a fine, incisive eye. This is a scholarly book … but full of insight and courtly intrigue. [. . .] Goldring gives the bones of Hilliard’s biography [. . .] and his turbulent times [. . .] but more than that she encourages you to really look. [. . .]The close-up photographs of jewels and lace are a revelation.” – Laura Freeman, The Times“Richly detailed and illuminating [. . .] If Hans Holbein fixed the appearance of Henry VIII’s court for the ages, it is Nicholas Hilliard who performed that service for Henry’s daughter, Elizabeth. His exquisite portrait miniatures captured not just her transition from youthful monarch to Virgin Queen to Gloriana but the constellation of her court. [. . .] for those sittings he would stare at the royal visage for hours from mere feet away. Perhaps no one else ever looked at her so intently. Goldring’s fascinating and beautifully produced book allows us to do something similar with the limner himself.” – Michael Prodger, The Sunday Times'Elizabeth Goldring's engrossing, thickly illustrated biography shows that it was a rags-to-riches-and-back-again story. [. . .] This superb book vividly conjures a costly dresser and spendthrift, terrible with money, litigious, and sometimes slippery with creditors [. . .] Patrons bailed him out more than once, and his penultimate year was spent in Ludgate jail for debt. What humiliation for one who painted everyone who counted.' —Philippa Stockley, Evening Standard'This is a book I have long been waiting for, the first fully documented biography of Nicholas Hilliard setting him within the political, social and cultural worlds of his age. It will long remain the definitive work.'—Roy Strong   Read more Book Description This beautifully illustrated biography tells the story of portrait painter Nicholas Hilliard’s extraordinary journey from the West Country to the heart of the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

Pdf History Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

Pdf:Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor.About the Author MARY WHYTE has earned national recognition as an artist and illustrator. Her watercolors have been exhibited at some of the nation's most prestigious museums and exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society and the Allied Artists of America. Read more

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Picasso Portraits

Pdf History Picasso Portraits

Pdf:Picasso Portraits.Review in showing Picasso’s works of other people, we actually get one of the clearest images of Picasso himself through his choices of subjects, artistic obsessions, and some of his best-ever works. (Samuel Spencer Blouin Art Info)how Picasso as a god of forms vitalised portraiture after photography, unpacking the expressive potential of cubist fragmentation through miracles of deformation to proclaim that painterly distortion is truth (Jackie Wullschlager Financial Times)Picasso’s many portraits of friends, lovers and family are among the most vivid pieces of his fantastically prolific and experimental career. (Rachel Campbell-Johnston The Times)Whatever the claims of Johnny Come Latelys such as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso remains the most controversial artist of all time, a man seen for much of his long career as intent on destroying the established categories of art. Yet it’s become apparent over recent decades how much of Picasso’s phenomenal energies were devoted not only to reinventing, but also paying homage to traditional genres – most notably the portrait. (Mark Hudson The Telegraph) Read more About the Author Elizabeth Cowling is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Her publications include Picasso: Style and Meaning (2002) and Visiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose (2006). She has co-curated several exhibitions, including Picasso Sculptor/Painter (1994), Matisse Picasso (2002), and Picasso Looks at Degas (2010). Read more

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf History Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf:Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 Wall Calendar.The Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 Wall Calendar features stunning portraits of thirteen incredible women who have helped change the world. Illustrated by female artists from around the globe, the calendar captures the individual spirits of authors, scientists, activists, artists, athletes, and other heroic women—both past and present—who have pushed boundaries to expand options and move the world toward a place without limitations based on gender, race, or anything else that sets someone apart.The calendar is based on the self-published book project Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls that Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo of Timbuktu Labs launched on Kickstarter after being told by traditional investors their idea was “nice but too small.” The project raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter, set the crowd-funding record for most-funded original book, and became a New York Times best seller. 

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Flower Girls: An Adult Coloring Book with Cute Manga Girls, Fun Hair Styles, and Beautiful Floral Designs for Relaxation

Pdf History Flower Girls: An Adult Coloring Book with Cute Manga Girls, Fun Hair Styles, and Beautiful Floral Designs for Relaxation

Pdf:Flower Girls: An Adult Coloring Book with Cute Manga Girls, Fun Hair Styles, and Beautiful Floral Designs for Relaxation.18 Holiday Gift IdeasCute manga girls and pretty floral patterns await you in this charming coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our Flower Girls coloring book is filled with adorable girls in hats, sunglasses and cute accessories. Each page features a beautiful portrait that you can enhance with your favorite shades. From long-haired boho girls to elegant up-do’s, each girl showcases her own personality through her personal style.Fashion and makeup fans will love our Flower Girls coloring book. Use your artistic skills on each illustration and create your own interpretations. You’ll adore spending hours of fun and relaxation coloring each girl. Colorists of all ages can work their magic and transform each image with a variety of hues.Why You Will Love this BookRelaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We’ve included 25 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book?Double Images. You get to color your favorite images a second time, have an extra copy in case you make a mistake, or have an extra page to share with a friend.Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books.Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). Makes a Wonderful Gift. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too. You could even color together!About Jade Summer100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more!6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love.Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world.Buy Now & Relax...Scroll to the top of the page and click the Add to Cart button.

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Enticing Women - Portraits Coloring Book: Beautiful Attractive Multicultural Women From Around the World – For Adults & Teenagers

Pdf History Enticing Women - Portraits Coloring Book: Beautiful Attractive Multicultural Women From Around the World – For Adults & Teenagers

Pdf:Enticing Women - Portraits Coloring Book: Beautiful Attractive Multicultural Women From Around the World – For Adults & Teenagers.Portraits of 28 Beautiful Women to Color Enjoy unique coloring pages of gorgeous women. Multicultural, innocent, attractive, decorated portraits. Look INSIDE & BACK COVER. One image per page so you can color with pencils, pens, markers as you wish. This beautiful women portraits coloring bookwill keep you relaxed and calm, create artistic pictures you can tear out and hang around the house. This book can be a practice book, for painters, artists, water colorists, teenagers and adults who love to color beautiful faces. Coloring books for grown-ups, who enjoy coloring people and look for new types of art to color.

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Animals: Adult Coloring Book Stress Relieving Designs

Pdf History Animals: Adult Coloring Book Stress Relieving Designs

Pdf:Animals: Adult Coloring Book Stress Relieving Designs.“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – T. M.Each illustration was designed to give you a sense of freedom. There is no right or wrong way to color them. The best way is your way…the one you’re instinctively drawn to.My wish for you is that you get lost within these pages…freed from the daily responsibilities of adult life…and connect with who you truly are—a limitless being of infinite capacity for reaching what you desire most.Animals are some of our greatest teachers…let them guide you along your new journey.- A. R. Taylorwww.artaylor.comPublished by Best Seller Publishing LLC

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Amy Sherald

Pdf History Amy Sherald

Pdf:Amy Sherald.This is the first monograph on Baltimore artist Amy Sherald (born 1973), and coincides with her first solo museum show at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Sherald, best known for her stunning and iconic portrait of Michelle Obama, makes paintings of African Americans she encounters on the street, in the grocery store or on the bus. “When I choose my models,” the artist has said, “it’s something that only I can see in that person, in their face and their eyes, that’s so captivating about them.” Through these vibrant, sometimes fantastical portraits, Sherald captures the essence of her particular subjects while engaging in broader dialogues about the black experience, the performance of race and the historic lack of nonwhite representation in the Western art canon.Set against a monochrome background and divorced of context, time and place, the life-sized, frontal figures are dressed in costumes and carry objects that indicate their daily activities or imagined or perceived selves. Although each subject―painted with sober realism―bears clear resemblance to the sitter, Sherald adds the props and clothing, conjuring the figure’s possible alternate self, and hinting at the complexity and performance of identity and race.

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Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Pdf History Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Pdf:Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner).About the Author Mark and Mary Willenbrink are the authors of North Light's Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner and Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner. Mark trained as a commercial artist and worked in advertising, then as a freelance illustrator. He teaches and is a regular contributor to Watercolor Artist magazine. Visit Mark online at www.shadowblaze.com. Read more

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Gideon Rubin

Pdf History Gideon Rubin

Pdf:Gideon Rubin.Acclaimed Israeli artist Gideon Rubin (born 1973) paints small, unnerving portraits of featureless figures, full of life but empty of expression, charming and chilling in equal measure. This exquisite book features high-quality reproductions of dozens of works and numerous photographs of the artist and his studio.

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Alice Neel: Late Portraits and Still Lifes

Pdf History Alice Neel: Late Portraits and Still Lifes

Pdf:Alice Neel: Late Portraits and Still Lifes.Alice Neel (1900–1984) is widely considered one of the greatest portraitists of the twentieth century. Published on the occasion of a solo exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, this beautifully designed book presents a selection of portraits and still lifes from the last two decades of the artist’s life. Called “the pre-eminent painter-chronicler of New York bohemia” by Deborah Solomon of The New York Times, Neel remains a hero to many of today’s most influential figurative painters, including Eric Fischl, Elizabeth Peyton and Marlene Dumas--as much for the emotional and psychological intensity of her work as for her exemplary fearlessness.

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Drew Friedman's Chosen People

Pdf History Drew Friedman's Chosen People

Pdf:Drew Friedman's Chosen People.Review “Drew Friedman is one of my favorite illustrators, I love his portraits. I’m honored to be included in this book!” - Marc Maron, WTF“We've said before that Drew Friedman is the greatest living portrait artist, and his new book, Drew Friedman’s Chosen People, offers proof of my claim.” - Boing Boing Read more About the Author Drew Friedman's work has appeared in The New York Times, Mad, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and many other magazines. He resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and collaborator, Kathy Bidus, and their two beagles.Merrill Markoe is best known as the Emmy-winning co-creator of Late Night with David Letterman. A comedy writer, she's worked on TV shows such as Sex and the City and published collections of her essays. She lives in Malibu. Read more

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John Singer Sargent (A-M): 515+ Realist Paintings - Realism, Impressionism

Pdf History John Singer Sargent (A-M): 515+ Realist Paintings - Realism, Impressionism

Pdf:John Singer Sargent (A-M): 515+ Realist Paintings - Realism, Impressionism.JOHN SINGER SARGENT A-M Art Book contains 515+ Reproductions of Impressionist and Realist portraits, landscapes, and seascapes with annotations and biography. Book includes Table of Contents, Top 50 Museums and is formatted for all Kindle devices, Kindle for iOS and Android tablets (use rotate and/or zoom feature on landscape/horizontal images for optimal viewing).(Due to the large number of paintings produced by Sargent, this volume contains his A-M titles only. See volume II for titles N-Z with 500 more images.)The life of artist John Singer Sargent was one full of contradictions. An American, he was born in Florence, Italy, to expatriate parents FitzWilliam and Mary Sargent. Called “the leading portrait painter of his generation”, portraits were not necessarily his favorite subject, his preference being for landscapes and architectural themes. Working when Impressionism and Cubism were on the rise, Sargent painted with exquisite Realism, bringing to mind the grand masters he studied such as Gainsborough, Tintoretto, Velasquez, and Degas. And finally, the work he considered “...the best thing I have ever done,” was a portrait that when initially exhibited received such a negative reaction that it likely prompted him to move from Paris to London. Yet somehow in the midst of all this contradiction, perhaps even because of it, his work is dazzling.Sargent’s childhood was, to say the least, unusual. His parents left the United States in 1854, for the health of his mother, who suffered a breakdown after the death of their first daughter, at age two. Although the move to Europe was always labeled temporary, they never returned to live in America. Based in Paris, they were nomadic in Europe, constantly moving--again, for reasons of health. They sought temperate climates at all seasons of the year, traveling between the seashore and the mountains. Stopped in Florence because of a cholera epidemic, John was born on what is traditionally accepted to be January 12, although his father, writing home to American relatives, allowed it might have been the 11th, or even the 10th.Due to their unsettled lifestyle, John’s education was necessarily sporadic. He had occasional tutors, but most of his learning came from lessons with his father, as well as his mother’s dedication to exposing him to the fine museums and cathedrals in the various places to which they traveled. His parents both showed artistic talent. His father, an eye doctor, was a gifted medical illustrator, and his mother a fine amateur artist who provided her son with sketchbooks and drawing pencils during a time when artistic talent wasn’t often encouraged. At age 13 she would say of him, “John sketches quite nicely... If we could afford to give him really good lessons, he would soon be quite a little artist.” (Continued)See our John Singer Sargent "Portraits" and "Cityscapes and Landscapes" art books with larger formatted images and full data page for each painting.)

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Portraits from Life in 29 Steps

Pdf History Portraits from Life in 29 Steps

Pdf:Portraits from Life in 29 Steps.About the Author John Howard Sanden has created more than 500 portraits of leading figures in American public and professional life. He is widely regarded as the foremost teacher of portraiture methods in the world today. In addition to authoring books and videos, Sanden founded the Portrait Institute of New York and has toured the nation teaching his ideas and techniques. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Read more

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Beaton Photographs

Pdf History Beaton Photographs

Pdf:Beaton Photographs.About the Author Mark Holborn has edited and contributed essays to many photographic books, including projects with Nan Goldin, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and William Eggleston. He lives in England.  Annie Leibovitz is a highly celebrated American photographer. She lives in New York City. Read more

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Beautiful Faces: Grayscale Coloring Book for Adults and Teens

Pdf History Beautiful Faces: Grayscale Coloring Book for Adults and Teens

Pdf:Beautiful Faces: Grayscale Coloring Book for Adults and Teens.Some of you may have already heard of grayscale coloring and may not know exactly what it or is, or maybe this is the first time you are hearing about it. It’s a very recent trend in the adult coloring book world and it’s catching on fast. Grayscale coloring is a nice way to bring full scale images to life using your own choice of color. It is not line art like most coloring books but rather it includes all values from black to white and all the shades in between. You have a lot more freedom over what you use to color grayscale coloring books because of the amazing artistic freedom they give you due to having no solid lines to fill. Usually people will use fine markers or colored pencils for their coloring books and that’s it. With grayscale you can literally use anything you like and still get fantasic results!

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Gainsborough's Family Album

Pdf History Gainsborough's Family Album

Pdf:Gainsborough's Family Album."I am sick of Portraits and wish very much to take up my Viol da Gamba and walk off to some sweet village when I can paint Landskips and enjoy the fag end of life in quietness and ease." Despite this famous protestation in a letter to his friend William Jackson, Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) was clearly prepared to make an exception when it came to making portraits of his own family and himself. This book features over 50 portraits of himself, his wife, his daughters, other close relatives and his beloved dogs, Tristram and Fox.Spanning more than four decades, Gainsborough's family portraits chart the period from the mid-1740s, when he plied his trade in his native Suffolk, to his most successful latter years at his luxuriously appointed studio in London's West End. Alongside this story of a provincial 18th-century artist's rise to fame and fortune runs a more private narrative, about the role of portraiture in the promotion of family values, at a time when these were assuming a recognizably modern form.In the first of three introductory essays, David H. Solkin writes on Gainsborough himself, placing his family portraits in the context of earlier practice. Ann Bermingham explores Gainsborough's portraits of his daughters, with particular reference to two finished double portraits painted seven years apart and the tragic story arising from them. Susan Sloman discusses Margaret's role as her husband's business manager, its effect on the family dynamic and hence the visual representation of its members.

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Painting Dog Portraits in Acrylics: Creating Paintings With Character and Life

Pdf History Painting Dog Portraits in Acrylics: Creating Paintings With Character and Life

Pdf:Painting Dog Portraits in Acrylics: Creating Paintings With Character and Life.About the Author After 30 years of being in finance, Dave White discovered he could paint, and recognising that we all have creative gifts inside us, bursting to get out, he embarked on a new road of painting people's animals and teaching students how to do it. He exhibits annually at Crufts Dog Show and the New Forest Show, and has done numerous commissions all over the world. Living in the New Forest in England allows an up-close encounter with a variety of animals, including horses and dogs. Read more

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Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works by John Singer Sargent (Dover Art Library)

Pdf History Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works by John Singer Sargent (Dover Art Library)

Pdf:Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works by John Singer Sargent (Dover Art Library).From the Back Cover Portraiture is a demanding art requiring the artist to capture a likeness and render it revealing some hint of the personality behind the image. A two-pronged task, it requires great technical skill and an intuitive eye. In both these respects, John Singer Sargent stands out as a portrait artist of major stature.Born in 1856 in Florence of American parents, Sargent showed artistic aptitude at an early age and was enrolled at the Academia delle Belle Arti in that city. Later he studied with Parisian artist Carolus Duran, acquiring the loose, painterly style for which he is renowned. International acclaim as a portrait artist came early in his life and followed him throughout his career.Sargent's portraits done in oil are well known; they appear in major museums throughout the world. A lesser-known but no less respected aspect of his oeuvre, his portrait drawings are the focus of this collection. Included here are early works in pencil and pastels, and later renderings in charcoal, a medium Sargent favored after 1910. They have been selected from both public and private collections by art historian Trevor J. Fairbrother and attest to Sargent's technical skill, versatility, and dexterity in three different mediums.In addition, these works reveal Sargent's ability to treat a diverse group of subjects; he handles the languorous beauties of the Edwardian age, members of the aristocracy, and the great literary and artistic figures of his day with equal virtuosity, capturing their characteristic mood and style. This collection includes portraits of Lord and Lady Spencer, Henry James, William Butler Yeats, Vaslav Nijimsky, Tamara Karsavina, Dame Ethel Smyth, and Jascha Heifetz.Artists, students, historians, and lovers of portraiture will appreciate this selection of drawings by Sargent. Anyone interested in trying his hand at portraiture will find this volume both instructional and inspirational. Read more

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Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X

Pdf History Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X

Pdf:Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X.Review 'Readers will enjoy this brisk, sometimes breathless account of the creation of the work the artist once called his best...A fascinating commentary on the evanescence of fame and beauty.' --Kirkus Reviews'An entertaining, observant novel about the gorgeous, enigmatic Madame X.' --from Bustle.com's roundup of '11 Novels Every Art History-Lover Should Pick Up''A stunner about a stunner.' —The Philadelphia Inquirer'The book's pace is lively and its breadth impressive.' —Houston Chronicle Read more About the Author Deborah Davis is the author of Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and his Black and White Ball (Wiley, April 2006), and Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X (Tarcher/Putnam, 2003). Her most recent book is The Secret Lives Of Frames: One Hundred Years of Art and Artistry (Filapacchi, 2007). Read more

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Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

Pdf History Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

Pdf:Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis.Review Wiley, now famous for his official portrait of Barack Obama, has a solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum melding artworks from the museum’s collection with paintings of local residents from North St. Louis and Ferguson ― all featured in this catalog. (Lauren Christensen New York Times Book Review) Read more

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Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Pdf History Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

Pdf:Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms.Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize   A look inside the algorithms that are shaping our lives and the dilemmas they bring with them.   If you were accused of a crime, who would you rather decide your sentence - a mathematically consistent algorithm incapable of empathy or a compassionate human judge prone to bias and error? What if you want to buy a driverless car and must choose between one programmed to save as many lives as possible and another that prioritizes the lives of its own passengers? And would you agree to share your family's full medical history if you were told that it would help researchers find a cure for cancer?   These are just some of the dilemmas that we are beginning to face as we approach the age of the algorithm, when it feels as if the machines reign supreme. Already, these lines of code are telling us what to watch, where to go, whom to date, and even whom to send to jail. But as we rely on algorithms to automate big, important decisions - in crime, justice, healthcare, transportation, and money - they raise questions about what we want our world to look like. What matters most: Helping doctors with diagnosis or preserving privacy? Protecting victims of crime or preventing innocent people being falsely accused?   Hello World takes us on a tour through the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us on a daily basis. Mathematician Hannah Fry reveals their inner workings, showing us how algorithms are written and implemented, and demonstrates the ways in which human bias can literally be written into the code. By weaving in relatable, real world stories with accessible explanations of the underlying mathematics that power algorithms, Hello World helps us to determine their power, expose their limitations, and examine whether they really are improvement on the human systems they replace.

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Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

Pdf History Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

Pdf:Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction.Review “Pure, demented delight.”—The New York Times Book Review“Paperbacks from Hell is as funny as it is engaging.”—The Washington Post“The book is a true appreciation of the genre.”—Los Angeles Times“Just thumbing through these pages will bring back your youth—and terrify you all over again.”—Newsday“A loving examination of lurid pulp book covers from the 1970s and ’80s.”—Atlas Obscura“Paperbacks from Hell is as wild as its source material.”—The A.V. Club“[Paperbacks from Hell] will delight anyone with an interest in horror, design illustration, or the macabre.”—Print Magazine “A nostalgic treat.”—Playboy Online“You may find yourself trying to stock up on old titles so you can get your fill of gloriously trashy scares.”—Bustle“Terrific...Written with wit and affection, lavishly illustrated with a wide selection of the era’s cover art, Paperbacks from Hell was an attempt to reckon with the tidal wave of horror narratives that filled the bookshelves for two decades.”—Locus“The very best horror novel reference material on the shelves right now, bar none.”—Dread Central“As a reference book, as a celebration, and as an appreciation, it’s one of the best books about the horror genre that I’ve ever had the pleasure to read...This gets my highest possible recommendation.”—Blu Gilliand, Cemetery Dance“[A] literary house of horrors.”—Houston Chronicle“[Hendrix] approaches 20th century genre fiction with a historian’s eye and a comic’s sense of humor and timing.”—The Oklahoman“Really fun to flip through if you love kitschy ’70s and ’80s book culture.”—CNETPraise for We Sold Our Souls:An NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour PickAn io9 2018 Fall Preview Pick“Kickass, horrifying, and smart as hell. It certainly earns my two horns up.”—Dread Central “Wild and fun, genuinely terrifying in places, and also somehow heartfelt.”—Tor.com“A fast-paced ride, firmly rooted in the pulp horror tradition…Hendrix’s darkest novel yet will leave readers begging for an encore.”—Booklist, starred review“Hendrix's pulpy love letter to heavy metal music is a gloriously over-the-top scare fest that has hidden depths. Readers will root for Kris all the way to the explosive, poignant finale.”—Publishers Weekly“Horror and humor play off each other in a delicate dance.”—Nightmare Magazine Praise for My Best Friend’s Exorcism:“National treasure Grady Hendrix follows his classic account of a haunted IKEA-like furniture showroom, Horrorstor (2014), with a nostalgia-soaked ghost story, My Best Friend’s Exorcism.”—The Wall Street Journal“Take The Exorcist, add some hair spray and wine coolers, and enroll it in high school in 1988 — that’ll give you My Best Friend’s Exorcism...Campy. Heartfelt. Horrifying.”—Minnesota Public Radio “Clever, heartfelt, and get-under-your-skin unnerving.”—Fangoria “A touching story of high school friendship and, well, demonic possession.”—Bloody Disgusting “Terrific...Sharply written...[My Best Friend’s Exorcism] makes a convincing case for [Hendrix’s] powers as a sharp observer of human behavior, filtered through a fun genre conceit that doesn’t skimp on the spooky—or the bodily fluids.”—The A.V. Club Praise for Horrorstor:“Horrorstör delivers a crisp terror-tale...[and] Hendrix strikes a nice balance between comedy and horror.”—The Washington Post“Disarming.”—The Wall Street Journal“Hendrix conjures up some wonderfully gruesome imagery.”—Nerdist“An inventive, hilarious haunted house tale.”—Bustle “If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to put together furniture from IKEA, you’ll get a laugh out of Hendrix’s spoof mystery.”—New York Post Read more About the Author Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. His novels include Horrorstör, named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio, and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, for which the Wall Street Journal dubbed him “a national treasure.” The Bram Stoker Award-winning Paperbacks from Hell, his survey of outrageous horror novels of the 1970s and 80s, was called “pure, demented delight” by the New York Times Book Review. He’s contributed to Playboy, The Village Voice, and Variety. Read more

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Auburn Correctional Facility (Images of America)

Pdf History Auburn Correctional Facility (Images of America)

Pdf:Auburn Correctional Facility (Images of America).What is now called Auburn Correctional Facility has been open in Auburn since 1817, and it is the oldest continually operating prison in the country. Auburn's claim to being the preeminent American prison is bolstered by its many firsts. Auburn was the first prison in the world to house convicts in individual cells and the first prison in the country to employ a chaplain and put a matron in charge of the women prisoners. Auburn Prison developed the widely duplicated system of inmate management that became known as the Auburn System, a totally silent regimen of forced labor and complete control. Auburn was the first prison to separate mentally unstable inmates from the general population and was the site of the world's first use of the electric chair for capital punishment. The prison was at the front line of the prison reform movement in the early 20th century when Thomas Mott Osborne was voluntarily incarcerated and helped found the Mutual Welfare League in Auburn Prison in 1913.

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Lost Ballparks

Pdf History Lost Ballparks

Pdf:Lost Ballparks.Review 'provides a magic ride through baseball's past.'—The Denver Post Read more About the Author Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos publish the Alameda Sun, a weekly newspaper across the bay from San Francisco. They previously collaborated on East Bay: Then and Now, Los Angeles from the Air: Then and Now, and Lost San Francisco. Read more

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Glimpses of Charleston

Pdf History Glimpses of Charleston

Pdf:Glimpses of Charleston.Review “For Charlestonians, visitors, or those who hope to one day visit, this book is a treasure. It reveals how captivating this city truly is and why so many people fall deeply in love with it.”—JOSEPH P. RILEY, JR., Mayor of Charleston from 1975-2016 Read more About the Author While originally from 'off' *not born on the Charleston peninsula, David R. AvRutick has been a full-time resident of downtown Charleston for almost twenty years, having been a part-time resident for the previous ten. As the founding president of the American College of the Building Arts--the only college of its kind in the United States--David led the creation of this unique Charleston institution which educates those who now help restore, maintain, and create lasting beauty in the structures of Charleston, the nation, and beyond. When not taking photographs, David is a serial entrepreneur (check out what Alice's Clubhouse is doing for families suffering with Alzheimer's and dementia) and lives two blocks from the Battery in downtown Charleston with his wife, two children, and their cats Max and Lola. You can reach David through the Glimpses of Charleston Facebook page or the Glimpses of Charleston website. Read more

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India Hicks: Island Style

Pdf History India Hicks: Island Style

Pdf:India Hicks: Island Style.Review 'What makes India and this book so unique is how openly she invites us into her life via the pages. It is written from a very personal perspective, sharing her passion for scrapbooking, the importance of building collections, lovely details about her family life and her absolutely wonderful tips on design, living and entertaining.' -Life in A Venti Cup'India inspires me to let a love of life show through in my decorating. If you're looking for a book that's equal parts transportative and invigorating, Island Style is for you.' -MarthaStewart.com Read more About the Author India Hicks was born in England to famed decorator David Hicks and Lady Pamela Hicks. Her grandfather, Lord Mountbatten, was the last viceroy to India, granting their independence in 1947. She was a bridesmaid for the wedding of her godfather, Prince Charles, to Lady Diana. A celebrated model, India lives with her partner, David Flint Wood, and their five children on Harbour Island, in the Bahamas. With David, she wrote her previous book, Island Life. A designer of fine jewelry, she has also created collections for Crabtree & Evelyn and HSN, and will launch her own bath and body and accessories line. Her successful home decor, jewelry, skincare, and accessory lines are also available at her website, indiahicks.com. Read more

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Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies

Pdf History Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies

Pdf:Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies.Review “In one volume [Banham] does the near-impossible: He makes us see this fragmented city [of Los Angeles] as a breathing whole.” (Ariel Swartley Los Angeles Magazine 2009-03-01)“Still as penetrating now as when Banham completed his observations on the city in 1971.” (La Observed 2009-04-24)“Banham wrote like a blissed-out lover, surrendering to his feelings of derangement and wonder while keeping his eyes wide-open.” (Los Angeles Times 2009-06-21)“Banham's book has remained au courant.” (Palisadian Post 2009-06-18) Read more About the Author Reyner Banham (1922-1988) was Sheldon H. Solow Professor of the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Joe Day leads deegan day design llc and serves on the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Read more

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Seeking New York: The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture of Manhattan--One Building at a Time

Pdf History Seeking New York: The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture of Manhattan--One Building at a Time

Pdf:Seeking New York: The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture of Manhattan--One Building at a Time.Review . Read more About the Author Tom Miller moved to New York City in 1979 from Dayton, Ohio, bringing with him a passion for buildings. He currently holds the rank of deputy inspector within the NYPD’s Auxiliary Police Force. In 2009 he started a blog, Daytonian in Manhattan, which has now reviewed over a thousand buildings, statues, and other points of interest. Read more

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