eBooks-share Art Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/art Latest Art eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:46:12 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 The Hunter, the Stag, and the Mother of Animals: Image, Monument, and Landscape in Ancient North Asia (by Esther Jacobson-Tepfer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-hunter-the-stag-and-the-mother-of-animals-image-monument-and-landscape-in-ancient-north-asia
Author(s): Esther Jacobson-Tepfer
Categories: Art > History, History > Asia
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-05-06
ISBN-10: 019020236X
ISBN-13: 9780190202361
Language: English
Description: 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 the taiga, and by her they were replenished. She was, in other words, the source of the hunter's success. The stag was a latecomer to this tale, a complex symbol of death and transformation embedded in... more...
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Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:46:12 GMT
Stories of Art (by James Elkins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/stories-of-art
Author(s): James Elkins
Categories: Art > History, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2002-09-29
ISBN-10: 9415939437
ISBN-13: 9780415939430
Language: English
Description: 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 story of art, a kind of private art history made up of the pieces we have seen, and loved or hated, the effects they had on us, and the connections that might be drawn among them. Elkins... more...
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Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:26:08 GMT
Caterina Sforza and the Art of Appearances: Gender, Art and Culture in Early Modern Italy (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World) (by Joyce de Vries) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/caterina-sforza-and-the-art-of-appearances-gender-art-and-culture-in-early-modern-italy-women-and-gender-in-the-early-modern-world
Author(s): Joyce de Vries
Categories: Art > History
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2016-12-01
ISBN-10: 9781138254
ISBN-13: 9781138254121
Language: English
Description: 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, and household goods. By engaging in these realms of cultural production, de Vries suggests, Sforza manipulated masculine and feminine norms of behavior and effectively promoted her social and political... more...
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Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:32:07 GMT
The Question of Painting: Rethinking Thought with Merleau-Ponty (by Jorella Andrews) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-question-of-painting-rethinking-thought-with-merleau-ponty
Author(s): Jorella Andrews
Categories: Philosophy > Aesthetics, Art > Painting
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2018-11-29
ISBN-10: 1472574281
ISBN-13: 9781472574282
Language: English
Description: 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 philosopher: the French phenomenologist, Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1907-61). Merleau-Ponty was at the forefront of attempts to place philosophy on a new footing by contravening the authority of... more...
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:52:09 GMT
The Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete (by R.N. Swamy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-alkali-silica-reaction-in-concrete-1
Author(s): R.N. Swamy
Categories: Art > General, Technology & Engineering > Civil, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Science > Biology
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 1991-11-15
ISBN-10: 0442302991
ISBN-13: 9780442302993
Language: English
Description: 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.
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:32:07 GMT
Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life) (by Kat Holmes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mismatch-how-inclusion-shapes-design-simplicity-design-technology-business-life
Author(s): Kat Holmes
Categories: Art > Design, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publish date: 2018-10-16
ISBN-10: 0262038889
ISBN-13: 9780262038881
Language: English
Description: 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 blocks of exclusion. In Mismatch, Kat Holmes describes how design can lead to exclusion, and how design can also remedy exclusion. Inclusive design methods―designing objects with rather than... more...
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:02:07 GMT
Sew Me! Sewing Home Decor: Easy-to-Make Curtains, Pillows, Organizers, and Other Accessories (by Choly Knight) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sew-me-sewing-home-decor-easy-to-make-curtains-pillows-organizers-and-other-accessories
Author(s): Choly Knight
Categories: Art > Design, House & Home > Decorating
Publisher: Design Originals
Publish date: 2013-10-01
ISBN-10: 9781574215
ISBN-13: 9781574215045
Language: English
Description: 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 as you sew, you'll soon be sewing with confidence and creating decor that matches your taste and the way you live.
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:56:07 GMT
Learn to Paint Flowers: A Step-by-Step Approach to Beautiful Results (by Jackie Shaw) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/learn-to-paint-flowers-a-step-by-step-approach-to-beautiful-results
Author(s): Jackie Shaw
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies > General, Art > Painting
Publisher: Design Originals
Publish date: 2016-02-01
ISBN-10: 1574218638
ISBN-13: 9781574218633
Language: English
Description: 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 presented here in meticulous detail, readers will have plenty of options for their next project. Each featured flower includes a full-size, ready-to-use shaded pattern, a recipe of materials and steps, a... more...
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:36:08 GMT
Miniature Japanese Gardens: Beautiful Bonsai Landscape Gardens for Your Home (by Kenji Kobayashi) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/miniature-japanese-gardens-beautiful-bonsai-landscape-gardens-for-your-home
Author(s): Kenji Kobayashi
Categories: Art > General
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish date: 2018-10-02
ISBN-10: 4805314826
ISBN-13: 9784805314821
Language: English
Description: 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 can be an old pot, ceramic bowl, or just about anything you might have lying around. Such "found" objects lend themselves to the Japanese art of wabi-sabi—the beauty of imperfection. Add rocks and... more...
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 02:16:06 GMT
John Blockley: A Retrospective (by Ann Blockley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/john-blockley-a-retrospective
Author(s): Ann Blockley
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Art > Drawing, Art > Painting
Publisher: Batsford
Publish date: 2018-10-02
ISBN-10: 1849944881
ISBN-13: 9781849944885
Language: English
Description: A beautiful retrospective of the work of one of the twentieth century’s 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 art. His daughter, Ann Blockley, an acclaimed painter in her own right, provides the illuminating commentary, which explains his techniques and artistic vision. Breaking with so many traditions,... more...
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:42:02 GMT
Learn Colour in Painting Quickly (Learn Quickly) (by Hazel Soan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/learn-colour-in-painting-quickly-learn-quickly
Author(s): Hazel Soan
Categories: Art > Painting
Publisher: Batsford
Publish date: 2018-05-22
ISBN-10: 1849944792
ISBN-13: 9781849944793
Language: English
Description: Whether you prefer watercolor, oils, or acrylics, learn how to use color brilliantly in your paintings . . . in just a few hours!   Filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step exercises, this comprehensive guide from bestselling author Hazel Soan teaches artists everything they need to know about color. Written in an accessible style, it begins with the basics (what color is, how pigments are made) and then explores the palette, the properties of different colors, transparent and opaque colors, granulating and sedimentary colors, and warm and cool colors. Learn how different hues interact, how to blend by... more...
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:22:02 GMT
The Garden as Architecture: Form and Spirit in the Gardens of Japan, China and Korea (by Toshiro Inaji) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-garden-as-architecture-form-and-spirit-in-the-gardens-of-japan-china-and-korea
Author(s): Toshiro Inaji
Categories: Architecture > History, Architecture > Landscape, Architecture > Regional, Art > General, Gardening > General
Publisher: Kodansha International (JPN)
Publish date: 1998-08
ISBN-10: 477001712X
ISBN-13: 9784770017123
Language: English
Description: This is a detailed study of the strikingly different interpretations of the form and role of the garden as part of architectural form made by Japan, Korea and China, as well as an examination of the social, philosophical and cultural circumstances that gave rise to them. Within this context, the garden is considered as an integral part of the building(s) it supports, as well as on its own merit.
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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:36:02 GMT
Light and Mood in Watercolour (by David Curtis, Robin Capon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/light-and-mood-in-watercolour
Author(s): David Curtis, Robin Capon
Categories: Art > History, Art > Painting
Publisher: Batsford
Publish date: 2005-08-01
ISBN-10: 0713489553
ISBN-13: 9780713489552
Language: English
Description: The fluidity and versatility of watercolor makes it uniquely suited to capturing subtle variances of light and color. Internationally renowned watercolor artist David Curtis' comprehensive handbook offers expert guidance on harnessing the power of this medium to produce striking landscapes, portraits, and scenes. Curtis shares his methods for painting on location and in the studio, with sections devoted to selecting materials, developing ideas, choosing subjects and colors, and interpreting light effects. A generous selection of sketches, studies and finished paintings accompany in-depth instructions for each technique, along... more...
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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:52:05 GMT
Experience Thinking: Creating Connected Experiences (by Tedde Van Gelderen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/experience-thinking-creating-connected-experiences
Author(s): Tedde Van Gelderen
Categories: Art > Design
Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
Publish date: 2018-10-09
ISBN-10: 1619616270
ISBN-13: 9781619616271
Language: English
Description: People don't just buy products and services; they buy experiences. From the instant they recognize a need to the point when they're ready to toss an older model for a new one, every moment of interaction with your organization matters. Therefore, to be successful, you must develop an experience with its entire lifecycle in mind--a holistic approach that will ensure you deliver end to end. Drawing on wisdom from over two decades as an Experience Architect, Tedde van Gelderen has developed Experience Thinking: a design and insights framework that looks at the end-to-end elements of a service or product experience to create exceptional results.... more...
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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:46:05 GMT
Global Pandemic Threats: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (by Michael C. LeMay) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/global-pandemic-threats-a-reference-handbook-contemporary-world-issues
Author(s): Michael C. LeMay
Categories: Art > History, Medical > Epidemiology, Medical > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publish date: 2016-08-29
ISBN-10: 1440842825
ISBN-13: 9781440842825
Language: English
Description: This book offers an accessible reference on epidemic and pandemic diseases that provides background information and history, explains why pandemics are a newly emerging threat, identifies the difficulties in coping with them, and provides hope in the form of modern medicine. • Provides readers an understanding and appreciation of the extent of the devastation of pandemic diseases of the past centuries • Shows how the pioneers of modern medicine conquered contagious diseases of the past that had been scourges in human history • Documents and explains the development of newly emerging viral diseases that have... more...
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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:32:06 GMT
Classics and Comics (Classical Presences) (by George Kovacs, C. W. Marshall) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/classics-and-comics-classical-presences
Author(s): George Kovacs, C. W. Marshall
Categories: Art > Design, Comics & Graphic Novels > Superheroes, Fiction > Classics, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2011-02-10
ISBN-10: 0199734186
ISBN-13: 9780199734184
Language: English
Description: Since at least 1939, when daily-strip caveman Alley Oop time-traveled to the Trojan War, comics have been drawing (on) material from Greek and Roman myth, literature and history. At times the connection is cosmetic-as perhaps with Wonder Woman's Amazonian heritage-and at times it is almost irrelevant-as with Hercules' starfaring adventures in the 1982 Marvel miniseries. But all of these make implicit or explicit claims about the place of classics in modern literary culture. Classics and Comics is the first book to explore the engagement of classics with the epitome of modern popular literature, the comic book. This volume collects sixteen... more...
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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:58:03 GMT
Ways with Watercolor (by Ted Kautzky) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ways-with-watercolor
Author(s): Ted Kautzky
Categories: Art > Painting
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
Publish date: 1963-01-01
ISBN-10: 0442110928
ISBN-13: 9780442110925
Language: English
Description: Simple, direct language and 125 purposeful illustrations, including 37 color plates, show beginners how to handle the medium. Teacher and master watercolorist Kautzky discusses color pigments, paper, and other supplies, as well as washes, strokes, and the use of accessories for special effects. Valuable instructions on composition and related subjects.
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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:38:03 GMT
The Philosophy of Art (Foundations of the Philosophy of the Arts) (by Stephen Davies, Philip Alperson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-philosophy-of-art-foundations-of-the-philosophy-of-the-arts
Author(s): Stephen Davies, Philip Alperson
Categories: Art > General, Philosophy > Aesthetics
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2015-12-14
ISBN-10: 9781119091
ISBN-13: 9781119091653
Language: English
Description: Now available in a fully revised and updated second edition, this accessible and insightful introduction outlines the central theories and ongoing debates in the philosophy of art. Covers a wide range of topics, including the definition and interpretation of art, the connections between artistic and ethical judgment, and the expression and elicitation of emotions through art Includes discussion of prehistoric, non-Western, and popular mass arts, extending the philosophical conversation beyond the realm of Fine Art Details concrete applications of complex theoretical concepts Poses thought-provoking questions and offers... more...
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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:30:07 GMT
The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders (by Mary Dockray-Miller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-books-and-the-life-of-judith-of-flanders
Author(s): Mary Dockray-Miller
Categories: Art > Design, Biography & Autobiography > Women, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > Medieval, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-02-10
ISBN-10: 9781409468
ISBN-13: 9781409468356
Language: English
Description: In the first full-length study of Judith of Flanders (c. 1032-1094), Mary Dockray-Miller provides a narrative of Judith’s life through analysis of the books and art objects she commissioned and collected. Organizing her book chronologically by Judith’s marriages and commissions, Dockray-Miller argues that Judith consciously and successfully deployed patronage to support her political and marital maneuverings in the eleventh-century European political theater. During her marriage to Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, she commissioned at least four Gospel books for herself in addition to the numerous art objects that she gave to English... more...
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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:56:03 GMT
Inventing the Social (by Alex Wilkie, Noortje Marres, Michael Guggenheim) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/inventing-the-social
Author(s): Alex Wilkie, Noortje Marres, Michael Guggenheim
Categories: Art > Design
Publisher: Mattering Press
Publish date: 2018-07-23
ISBN-10: 099552775X
ISBN-13: 9780995527751
Language: English
Description: Inventing the Social showcases recent efforts to develop new ways of knowing society that combine social research with creative practice. With contributions from leading figures in sociology, architecture, geography, design, anthropology, and digital media, the book provides practical and conceptual pointers on how to move beyond the customary distinctions between knowledge and art, and on how to connect the doing, researching and making of social life in potentially new ways. Presenting concrete projects with a creative approach to researching social life as well as reflections on the wider contexts from which these... more...
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:40:03 GMT
Fray: Art and Textile Politics (by Julia Bryan-Wilson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fray-art-and-textile-politics
Author(s): Julia Bryan-Wilson
Categories: Art > General, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2017-10-16
ISBN-10: 0226077810
ISBN-13: 9780226077819
Language: English
Description: In 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile making as a practice that could upend conventions, threaten state structures, and wreak political havoc. Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to the more recent phenomenon of “craftivism”—the politics and social practices associated with handmaking—Fray explores textiles and their role at the forefront of debates about process, materiality, gender, and race in times of... more...
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 20:58:07 GMT
Basic Technical Drawing Problems (by Novak, Henry C. Spencer, John T. Dygdon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/basic-technical-drawing-problems
Author(s): Novak, Henry C. Spencer, John T. Dygdon
Categories: Architecture > Reference, Art > General
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe
Publish date: 1994-06
ISBN-10: 0026856611
ISBN-13: 9780026856614
Language: English
Description: This book has never been in circulation. Funds are used to support the Opp Literacy Center. Ships same day.
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:24:03 GMT
Kawaii Doodle Cuties: Sketching Super-Cute Stuff from around the World (by Pic Candle, Zainab Khan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/kawaii-doodle-cuties-sketching-super-cute-stuff-from-around-the-world
Author(s): Pic Candle, Zainab Khan
Categories: Art > Drawing
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Publish date: 2018-11-06
ISBN-10: 1631065688
ISBN-13: 9781631065682
Language: English
Description: Prepare for the cutest world tour ever with Kawaii Doodle Cuties! YouTube artist Pic Candle will show you how to draw kawaii characters from every stop on the map! The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images from your favorite spots around the globe. From animals and nature to fashion and food, you will learn to draw cute artwork from countries all over the world! Learn how to draw a cute Eiffel Tower and kawaii macarons from Paris. Master how to draw natural beauty like Holland's stunning tulips and monuments like the Taj Mahal in India. Or sketch fashion... more...
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:06:11 GMT
Your Art Will Save Your Life (by Beth Pickens) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/your-art-will-save-your-life-1
Author(s): Beth Pickens
Categories: Art > General, Self-Help > Creativity
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Publish date: 2018-11-20
ISBN-10: 1982593733
ISBN-13: 9781982593735
Language: English
Description: As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to empowering working artists. Intimate yet practical, Your Art Will Save Your Life helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding.
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:56:09 GMT
Tiny Gratitudes (by Brooke Rothshank) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tiny-gratitudes
Author(s): Brooke Rothshank
Categories: Art > Painting
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publish date: 2018-10-16
ISBN-10: 1946764175
ISBN-13: 9781946764171
Language: English
Description: Full-color illustrated moments from daily life, captured in miniature detail, offers a beautiful reminder of the joy that can be found in even the most ordinary of days. These 52 charming, miniature, tempera-paint images of mundane items are accompanied by mindfulness meditations to offer a new perspective on gratitude. During 2017, nationally recognized artist Brooke Rothshank created a weekly piece of art and a short meditation to accompany it. Painted in miniature, the images invite the viewer to slow down and see their world differently. Each painting was rendered by the artist in a slow and methodical way, contradicting our cultural need... more...
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:46:08 GMT
The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (by Kenneth S. Cohen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-way-of-qigong-the-art-and-science-of-chinese-energy-healing
Author(s): Kenneth S. Cohen
Categories: Art > General, Health & Fitness > Exercise, Body, Mind & Spirit > Spirituality, Religion > General
Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine
Publish date: 1999-03-09
ISBN-10: 0345421094
ISBN-13: 9780345421098
Language: English
Description: Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now in this fascinating, comprehensive volume, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen explains how you too can integrate qigong into your life--and harness the healing power that will help your mind and body achieve the harmony of true health.
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:52:07 GMT
The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession that Shaped an Empire (by Susan Jaques) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-caesar-of-paris-napoleon-bonaparte-rome-and-the-artistic-obsession-that-shaped-an-empire
Author(s): Susan Jaques
Categories: Art > Design, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publish date: 2018-12-04
ISBN-10: 1681778696
ISBN-13: 9781681778693
Language: English
Description: A monumental cultural history of Napoleon Bonaparte’s fascination with antiquity and how it shaped Paris’ artistic landscape. Napoleon is one of history’s most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome―both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with the Pope and Holy See―have undergone little examination. In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon’s dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into “the new Rome”― Europe’s cultural capital―through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His initiatives and his aggressive... more...
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:26:02 GMT
They Shall Not Have Me: The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II (by Jean Hélion) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/they-shall-not-have-me-the-capture-forced-labor-and-escape-of-a-french-prisoner-in-world-war-ii
Author(s): Jean Hélion
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publish date: 2014-06-03
ISBN-10: 1628723769
ISBN-13: 9781628723762
Language: English
Description: A daring story of imprisonment and escape under the Nazi regime and a moving and engrossing symbol of resilience and integrity. The French painter Jean Hélion’s unique and deeply moving account of his experiences in Nazi prisoner of war camps prefigures the even darker stories that would emerge from the concentration camps. This serious adventure tale begins with Hélion’s infantry platoon fleeing from the German army and warplanes as they advanced through France in the early days of the war. The soldiers chant as they march and run, “They shall not have me!” but are quickly captured and sent to hard labor.... more...
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:12:05 GMT
Art and the Global Economy (by John Zarobell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/art-and-the-global-economy
Author(s): John Zarobell
Categories: Art > History, Business & Economics > General, Political Science > General
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2017-04-18
ISBN-10: 9780520291
ISBN-13: 9780520291539
Language: English
Description: Art and the Global Economy analyzes major changes in the global art world that have emerged in the last twenty years including structural shifts in the global art market; the proliferation of international art fairs, biennials and blockbuster exhibitions; and the internationalization of the scope of contemporary art. John Zarobell explores the economic and social transformations in the cultural sphere, the results of greater access to information about art, exhibitions, and markets around the world, as well as the increasing interpenetration of formerly distinct geographical domains. By considering a variety of... more...
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:52:02 GMT
The Palgrave Handbook of Social Creativity Research (Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture) (by Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Izabela Lebuda) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-palgrave-handbook-of-social-creativity-research-palgrave-studies-in-creativity-and-culture
Author(s): Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Izabela Lebuda
Categories: Art > General, Psychology > General, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2018-10-31
ISBN-10: 3319954970
ISBN-13: 9783319954974
Language: English
Description: This Handbook brings together an international cast of experts to explore the social nature and context of creativity studies, focusing on methodology as a key component in advancing the social study of creativity. Two decades on from the pioneering work of Alfonso Montuori and Ronald E. Purser, the authors present a timely appraisal of past and present work in social creativity studies, and look ahead to future developments within this field.   The authors collectively offer a rigorous examination of the methodological and empirical issues and techniques involved in studying social creativity. They examine the... more...
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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:46:19 GMT
The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock (by Guy St-Denis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-true-face-of-sir-isaac-brock
Author(s): Guy St-Denis
Categories: History > Study & Teaching, Art > Painting
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publish date: 2018-10-31
ISBN-10: 1773850202
ISBN-13: 9781773850207
Language: English
Description: Major General Sir Isaac Brock is remembered as the Hero of Upper Canada for his defence of what is now Ontario during the War of 1812, and also for his noble death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. In the more than two centuries since then, Brock’s likeness has been lost in a confusing array of portraits-most of which are misidentified or conceptual. The 1824 monument constructed to honour Brock’s sacrifice was destroyed in 1840 by Benjamin Lett, a disgruntled disciple of William Lyon Mackenzie and critic of the Upper Canadian elite. The replacement and subsequent commemorations emphasized a patriotic desire to visualize the hero's... more...
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Sat, 01 Dec 2018 15:26:02 GMT
Great Book of Tattoo Designs, Revised Edition: More than 500 Body Art Designs (Fox Chapel Publishing) Fantasy, Celtic, Floral, Wildlife, and Symbol Designs for the Skin from the Legendary Lora Irish (by Lora S. Irish) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/great-book-of-tattoo-designs-revised-edition-more-than-500-body-art-designs-fox-chapel-publishing-fantasy-celtic-floral-wildlife-and-symbol-designs
Author(s): Lora S. Irish
Categories: Art > Design, Health & Fitness > Beauty & Grooming, Art > Drawing
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Publish date: 2013-09-01
ISBN-10: 9781565238
ISBN-13: 9781565238138
Language: English
Description: 500 beautiful images—designed for skin! Fantasy designs include fiery dragons, elegant fairies, a Pegasus, and green men Celtic designs include knotwork, skulls, snakes, birds, and intricate arm bands Floral designs include roses, carnations, irises, daffodils, and violets, rich with greenery Symbol designs include religious crosses, ships, angels, steampunk gears, shields, and masks Wildlife designs include wolves, bears, owls, horses, eagles, and big cats ...and much more! From the nationally recognized artist, author, and graphic designer Lora S. Irish comes... more...
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Sat, 01 Dec 2018 07:22:17 GMT
The Art of Japanese Architecture (by Michiko Young) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-art-of-japanese-architecture
Author(s): Michiko Young
Categories: Architecture > History, Architecture > Reference, Art > General
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish date: 2007-07-15
ISBN-10: 0804838380
ISBN-13: 9780804838382
Language: English
Description: The Art of Japanese Architecture explores the simplicity, asymmetry, sensitivity to the natural environment, and use of natural materials that are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. These elements are explored and clarified in this cultural and historical overview of the rapidly changing world of Japanese architecture. Beginning with a discussion of prehistoric pit dwellings and concluding with a description of significant modern buildings, David and Michiko Young, authors of the 2006 American Horticultural Award-winning book, The Art of the Japanese Garden, analyze the major changes in architecture caused by the introduction of Buddhist... more...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 23:52:01 GMT
The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athens: A Tale of Two Statues (by Vincent Azoulay, Janet Lloyd) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-tyrant-slayers-of-ancient-athens-a-tale-of-two-statues
Author(s): Vincent Azoulay, Janet Lloyd
Categories: Art > Sculpture, Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-11-01
ISBN-10: 0190663561
ISBN-13: 9780190663568
Language: English
Description: This investigation relies on a rash bet: to write the biography of two of the most famous statues in Antiquity, the Tyrannicides. Representing the murderers of the tyrant Hipparchus in full action, these statues erected on the Agora of Athens have been in turn worshipped, outraged, and imitated. They have known hours of glory and moments of hardships, which have transformed them into true icons of Athenian democracy. The subject of this book is the remarkable story of this group statue and the ever-changing significance of its tyrant-slaying subjects. The first part of this book, in six chapters, tells the story of the murder of Hipparchus and of... more...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:06:11 GMT
LEGO Micro Cities: Build Your Own Mini Metropolis! (by Jeff Friesen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lego-micro-cities-build-your-own-mini-metropolis
Author(s): Jeff Friesen
Categories: Art > General, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publish date: 2018-10-30
ISBN-10: 1593279426
ISBN-13: 9781593279424
Language: English
Description: Create your own custom city with instructions for over 50 builds from 8 amazing LEGO Micro Cities! The designs and photos are striking -- but more importantly, readers get the building instructions they need to recreate their own micro cities. LEGO Micro Cities is a full color guide to creating intricate LEGO micro cities. Readers learn how to recreate classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building expert Jeff Friesen shows how to create interesting architectural features like bridges and skyscrapers, and will offer suggestions on how to customize your cities and make the models... more...
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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 23:42:06 GMT
Overcoming Ptolemy: The Revelation of an Asian World Region (AsiaWorld) (by Geoffrey C. Gunn) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/overcoming-ptolemy-the-revelation-of-an-asian-world-region-asiaworld
Author(s): Geoffrey C. Gunn
Categories: Art > History, History > Africa, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Asia
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publish date: 2018-10-15
ISBN-10: 1498590136
ISBN-13: 9781498590136
Language: English
Description: Studies on global metageography are enjoying a revival, and in no way is this better referenced than against the geo-world system bequeathed by Claudius Ptolemy almost two thousand years ago. This is all the more important when we consider the longevity of the Ptolemaic construct through and beyond the European age of discovery allowing as well for its eventual revision or refinement. Innovations in navigational science, cartographic representations, and textual description are all called upon to illustrate this theme. With its focus upon the macro-region termed India Extra Gangem, literally the space between India and... more...
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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 23:12:09 GMT
Dishes (by Shax Riegler) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dishes
Author(s): Shax Riegler
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Kitchenware, Antiques & Collectibles > Porcelain & China, Antiques & Collectibles > Pottery & Ceramics, Art > Ceramics
Publisher: Artisan
Publish date: 2013-11-05
ISBN-10: 9781579655
ISBN-13: 9781579655495
Language: English
Description: Dishes is the dish obsessive’s dream come true―a definitive guide to the colorful, wonderful dinner plate, with hundreds of patterns organized thematically and annotated with historical details and charming anecdotes that span centuries and continents. The book is chock-full of everything a dish lover could hope for, including more than 600 of history’s most stunning plates; profiles of iconic manufacturers like Wedgwood, Spode, and Homer Laughlin; patterns by world-famous artists and designers, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Vera Wang; and so much more. This chunky, intensely satisfying little... more...
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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:36:07 GMT
London Art Worlds: Mobile, Contingent, and Ephemeral Networks, 1960–1980 (Refiguring Modernism) (by Catherine Spencer, Jo Applin, Amy Tobin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/london-art-worlds-mobile-contingent-and-ephemeral-networks-1960-1980-refiguring-modernism
Author(s): Catherine Spencer, Jo Applin, Amy Tobin
Categories: Art > Conceptual, Art > History
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publish date: 2017-12-14
ISBN-10: 0271078537
ISBN-13: 9780271078533
Language: English
Description: The essays in this collection explore the extraordinarily rich networks of international artists and art practices that emerged in and around London during the 1960s and ’70s, a period that saw an explosion of new media and fresh attitudes and approaches to making and thinking about art. The contributors to London Art Worlds examine the many activities and movements that existed alongside more established institutions in this period, from the rise of cybernetics and the founding of alternative publications to the public protests and new pedagogical models in London’s art schools. The essays explore how international... more...
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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:52:07 GMT
Michelangelo and the English Martyrs (by Anne Dillon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/michelangelo-and-the-english-martyrs
Author(s): Anne Dillon
Categories: Art > History, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2012-11-19
ISBN-10: 0754664473
ISBN-13: 9780754664475
Language: English
Description: In May 1555, a broadsheet was produced in Rome depicting the torture and execution in London and York of the Carthusians of the Charterhouses of London, Axeholme, Beauvale and Sheen during the reign of Henry VIII. This single-page martyrology provides the basis for an in-depth exploration of several interconnected artistic, scientific and scholarly communities active in Rome in 1555 which are identified as having being involved in its production. Their work and concerns, which reflect their time and intellectual environment, are deeply embedded in the broadsheet, especially those occupying the groups and individuals who came to be known as... more...
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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 02:26:09 GMT
Minimalism for Families: Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life (by Zoë Kim) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/minimalism-for-families-practical-minimalist-living-strategies-to-simplify-your-home-and-life
Author(s): Zoë Kim
Categories: Architecture > Interior Design, Art > Design, Medical > Mental Health
Publisher: Althea Press
Publish date: 2017-10-24
ISBN-10: 1623159776
ISBN-13: 9781623159771
Language: English
Description: "Zoë Kim has written a book on minimalism for families that is practical, encouraging, and motivating. And I’m glad she did―we need more guidance like this in the world today."―Joshua Becker, founder of Becoming Minimalist For busy families, organization can feel worlds away―but a tidy home is closer than you think. Whether you’re looking to create more time, space, energy, or togetherness, Minimalism for Families gives you the tools you need to conquer chaos and do more with less. Designed specifically with hectic households in mind, Minimalism for Families will show you exactly how to use minimalism to reduce... more...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 23:46:06 GMT
Enchanted Islands: Picturing the Allure of Conquest in Eighteenth-Century France (by Mary D. Sheriff) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/enchanted-islands-picturing-the-allure-of-conquest-in-eighteenth-century-france
Author(s): Mary D. Sheriff
Categories: Art > History, History > Europe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2018-08-16
ISBN-10: 022648310X
ISBN-13: 9780226483108
Language: English
Description: New hardcover
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 23:42:07 GMT
Playful Painting: Pets: More than 20 fun and clever painting projects for animal lovers (by Faye Moorhouse) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/playful-painting-pets-more-than-20-fun-and-clever-painting-projects-for-animal-lovers
Author(s): Faye Moorhouse
Categories: Pets > Miscellaneous Other Pets, Art > Drawing, Art > Painting
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Publish date: 2017-07-01
ISBN-10: 1633223388
ISBN-13: 9781633223387
Language: English
Description: Immortalize the furry, feathery, and even scaly friends in your life with Playful Painting: Pets. From an affectionate French Bulldog and astute Boxer to a sassy tabby cat, if you love animals and art, then your tail will be wagging with each of our easy-to-learn lessons and the humor that goes with them. You’ll be an expert in gouache, pencil, and ink in no time! Playful Painting: Pets is the first title in Walter Foster’s new compact and portable Playful Painting series, and it is aimed at artists, doodlers, and painting enthusiasts. There has never been a better time to learn to paint and illustrate... more...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:02:05 GMT
The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art (by Lance Esplund) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-art-of-looking-how-to-read-modern-and-contemporary-art
Author(s): Lance Esplund
Categories: Art > Conceptual, Art > Individual Artist, Performing Arts > General, Photography > Criticism
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish date: 2018-11-27
ISBN-10: 046509466X
ISBN-13: 9780465094660
Language: English
Description: A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black square and Duchamp's 1917 signed porcelain urinal to Jackson Pollock's midcentury "drip" paintings; Chris Burden's "Shoot" (1971), in which the artist was voluntarily shot in the arm with a rifle; Urs Fischer's "You" (2007), a giant hole dug in the floor of a New York gallery; and the conceptual and performance art of today's Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramovic. The shifts have left the art-viewing public... more...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:20:15 GMT
The Artist's Way Workbook (by Julia Cameron) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-artists-way-workbook
Author(s): Julia Cameron
Categories: Art > Conceptual, Body, Mind & Spirit > Spirituality, Self-Help > Creativity
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
Publish date: 2006-09-21
ISBN-10: 1585425338
ISBN-13: 9781585425334
Language: English
Description: For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through the Artist's Way program-a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. Alife-changing twelve-week program, The Artist's Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, fans will have this elegantly designed and user-friendly volume for use in tandem with the book. The Artist's Way Workbook includes: - more than 110 Artist's Way tasks; - more than 50 Artist's Way check-ins; - a fascinating introduction to the workbook in which Cameron shares new insights into the creative process that she has culled in the decade since... more...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:08:03 GMT
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed (by Karen Elizabeth Gordon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-deluxe-transitive-vampire-the-ultimate-handbook-of-grammar-for-the-innocent-the-eager-and-the-doomed
Author(s): Karen Elizabeth Gordon
Categories: Art > Design, Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Foreign Language Study > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > Grammar, Language Arts & Disciplines > Reference
Publisher: Pantheon
Publish date: 1993-08-10
ISBN-10: 0679418601
ISBN-13: 9780679418603
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:42:07 GMT
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (by Andrea Andersson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/postscript-writing-after-conceptual-art
Author(s): Andrea Andersson
Categories: Art > Conceptual, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > Books & Reading, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publish date: 2018-05-02
ISBN-10: 1442649844
ISBN-13: 9781442649842
Language: English
Description: One of the most important movements in twenty-first century literature is the emergence of conceptual writing. By knowingly drawing on the histories of art and literature, conceptual writing upended traditional categorical conventions. Postscript is the first collection of writings on the subject of conceptual writing by a diverse field of scholars in the realms of art, literature, media, as well as the artists themselves. Using new and old technology, and textual and visual modes including appropriation, transcription, translation, redaction, and repetition, the contributors actively challenge the existing scholarship on... more...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:10:04 GMT
Nietzsche For Beginners (by Marc Sautet) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/nietzsche-for-beginners
Author(s): Marc Sautet
Categories: Art > General, Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers
Publisher: For Beginners
Publish date: 2007-08-21
ISBN-10: 1934389056
ISBN-13: 9781934389058
Language: English
Description: Not only does Nietzsche For Beginners delve into the scandalous life and considerable works of Friedrich Nietzsche, it also give a clear picture of the puzzling time in which he lived. We meet the luminaries of the day – Richard Wagner, Bismarck, Freud, and Darwin – and see their influences on his work. We also receive introductions to some of the great minds that preceded and shaped his writing. Luther, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Kant. Sautet clarifies the individual philosophers and their contributions, making the book an important introduction to philosophy. Nietzche’s famous ménage à trois, his theories of Superman, of the Antichrist of... more...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 07:46:03 GMT
One Hundred Butterflies (by Harold Feinstein) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/one-hundred-butterflies
Author(s): Harold Feinstein
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Nature > Butterflies & Moths, Photography > Subjects & Themes
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish date: 2009-11-04
ISBN-10: 0316033634
ISBN-13: 9780316033633
Language: English
Description: In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinstein showcases butterfly varieties from around the world, turning exquisite details into mesmerizing works of art. Feinstein's breathtaking photographs capture the color, vibrancy, and infinite variety of patterns that occur on the wings of these ornate insects. One hundred impeccably reproduced, oversized photographs allow viewers to appreciate the Blue Morpho of Central America, the African Birdwing, and the Asian Swallowtail at a scale and depth impossible to experience in nature. An elegantly printed deluxe gift book, it is a treasure for butterfly enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 07:32:08 GMT
Art and Science (by Eliane Strosberg) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/art-and-science
Author(s): Eliane Strosberg
Categories: Art > History
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publish date: 2015-05-19
ISBN-10: 0789212196
ISBN-13: 9780789212191
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 05:32:06 GMT
Design Secrets: Furniture: 50 Real-Life Projects Uncovered (by Laurel Saville, Brooke Stoddard) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/design-secrets-furniture-50-real-life-projects-uncovered-1
Author(s): Laurel Saville, Brooke Stoddard
Categories: Art > Design
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publish date: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 1592534392
ISBN-13: 9781592534395
Language: English
Description: New in Paperback! Furniture design is a complex art. Traditionally, techniques of the craft have been passed down from master to apprentice, but these days that is less and less the case in contemporary design. Students are now required to take courses and figure out much of it themselves. This book, as with others in the Design Secrets series, takes readers into the studio and reveals tips and techniques as well as the inspiration that brought the concept to life. Many graphic and product designers are crossing into furniture design, including Karim Rashid, a designer of product, space,... more...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 04:36:02 GMT