Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.

Download links will be available after you disable the ad blocker and reload the page.
Showing: 1-10 results of 7670

The ancient landscape of North Asia gave rise to a mythic narrative of birth, death, and transformation that reflected the hardship of life for ancient nomadic hunters and herders. Of the central protagonists, we tend to privilege the hero hunter of the Bronze Age and his re-incarnation as a warrior in the Iron Age. But before him and, in a sense, behind him was a female power, half animal, half human. From her came permission to hunt the animals of... more...

Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate history of art. Concise and original, this engaging book is an antidote to the behemoth art history textbooks from which we were all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively, there can never be one story of art. Cultures have their own stories - about themselves, about other cultures - and to hear them all is one way to hear the multiple stories that art tells. But each of us also has our own... more...

In the first major book in four decades on Caterina Sforza (1463-1509), Joyce de Vries investigates the famous noblewoman's cultural endeavors, and explores the ways in which gender, culture, and consumption practices were central to the invention of the self in early modern Italy. Sforza commissioned elaborate artistic and architectural works, participated in splendid civic and religious rituals, and collected a dazzling array of clothing, jewelry,... more...

Since the latter half of the 20th century, committed art has been associated with conceptual, critical and activist practices. Painting, by contrast, is all too often defined as an outmoded, reactionary, market-led venture; an ineffectual medium from the perspective of social and political engagement. How can paintings change the world today? The question of painting, in particular, fuelled the investigations of a major 20th-century... more...

This book reviews the fundamental causes and spectrum effects of ASR. It considers he advances that have been made in our understanding of this problem throughout the world.


How inclusive methods can build elegant design solutions that work for all. Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn't work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that only works for people who read English phrases, have 20/20 vision, and use a credit card. Something as simple as color choices can render a product unusable for millions. These mismatches are the building... more...

Beautify your home with easy sewing projects for handmade decor! Whether you are new to sewing or just want to freshen up your skills, Sew Me! Sewing Home Decor will show you how to personalize your home with classic accessories. Decorating a living space has never been easier, with friendly advice, clear directions, and easy-to-use patterns that take the guesswork out of sewing. With seven simple and straightforward projects designed to help you learn... more...

Decorative painting the ornamentation of wood, tin, glass, paper, and other surfaces with beautifully painted designs requires no previous artistic training or drawing skill. It is a systematic painting technique which, when broken down as it is in this book, anyone can learn. "Learn to Paint Flowers "offers valuable instruction in this delightful and imaginative craft for artists at every level of experience. With more than 19 different flowers... more...

Japanese gardens don't have to be large or elaborate to be beautiful. Bring the tranquility of Japanese garden design into any space in your home or office. Miniature Japanese Gardens shows you how to create simple Japanese-style container gardens using inexpensive plants and materials that are available everywhere! A detailed plan of each garden provides a basic template, along with information about plant types and containers. The container itself... more...

A beautiful retrospective of the work of one of the twentieth century‚Äôs most influential and innovative watercolorists: John Blockley.   Self-taught artist John Blockley produced work that has always been experimental and progressive: his highly textured style was well ahead of his time and still hugely influential. This beautiful survey of his work, comprising watercolors, pastels, and acrylics, brings together his finest... more...