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Enigmatic Divine Comedy by L. A. Braun Price verified 29 minutes ago

What was Dante's dynamic prophecy of the 'Enigma Forte'? An ancient secret to be revealed in the Last Days. This riddle had been prophesied to profoundly alter the course of world events. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork related to Dante's 'Divine Comedy'? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the literary epic poem of 'Divine Comedy.' Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental story and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through the epic saga 'Divine Comedy'--the legendary early 1300's tale of Dante's adventures into the unseen dimensions. First, Dante had endured a psychedelic subterranean journey into the morass of the formidable Underworld. After that, he had taken an event-packed trek up a mountain that led to the Empyrean Rose. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose -- and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the 'Divine Comedy.'

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 395 Pages (6,578 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Enigmatic Paul: Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets by L. A. Braun Price verified 46 minutes ago

Blinded by an astonishing light, Paul was summarily commanded by a heavenly being to journey around the known world and teach that a revolutionary new world order was at hand. At great peril to his own life and liberty, he was to carry that missive straight to the dangerous demonic enemy who was to be usurped. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork related to the Apostle Paul? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the lifetime events of Paul. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental story and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through Paul's adventurous journeys. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose -- and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the Apostle Paul.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 385 Pages (7,547 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Enigmatic Grace by L. A. Braun Price verified 2 hours ago

Flaming tongues of fire had flashed like strobe lights above the whole crowd. A roaring wind eerily swept through the closed building. Those who had gathered for mass on the Pentecost had no idea what awaited them. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork related to the Christian concept of salvation by Grace and the Holy Spirit? This book explores the concept of salvation by Grace within the context of artwork related to the Philosophers' Stone. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers' Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the concept of salvation by Grace. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose -- and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork and riddles of the Masters. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the concept of ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 485 Pages (7,682 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Oscar Wilde: Complete Plays: The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, Duchess of Padua,Salomé... (Bauer Classics) (All Time Best Writers ... by Oscar Wilde (Bauer Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

'Oscar Wilde: Complete Plays' contains: • Lady Windermere's Fan • An Ideal Husband • The Importance of Being Earnest • A Woman of No Importance • Salomé • Duchess of Padua • Vera, or The Nihilists • A Florentine Tragedy • La Sainte Courtisane

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 569 Pages (934 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Granada, City of My Dreams: (Wanderings Through Old Granada and its Moorish Palace, the Alhambra) by Lawrence Bohme 3.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Granada, the city of the Alhambra Palace and the last Moorish kingdom of Andalucia, has a special place in our imagination, whether we have visited it or not. As well as being a city of exceptional beauty and interest, it is a symbol for all of us of what happens when different civilizations meet. That is why "Granada, City of My Dreams", in the words of the author, was written not only as a guide but as "a book about Granada for the nun in Norway sitting in her armchair and wishing to travel there in the mind". For, what fascinates us about this universal city is not only its monuments but its marvellous story, "the encounter between Moor and Christian, gypsy and Jew, medieval and Renaissance, glistening snow and Mediterranean sun, in this green balcony of Europe overlooking the naked shores of Africa". Lawrence Bohme, poet, illustrator and curious traveller, has filled these pages with luminous descriptions and drawings, the culmination of forty years of wanderings through the palaces and labyrinths of his adopted homeland, Granada. Things about Granada you can find in this book... A brief history of Granada / Mirador de San Cristóbal and San Miguel Alto / Cathedral quarter / Plaza de Bibarrambla / Mercado de San Agustín, chumbos, caracoles and chirimoyas / Corral del Carbón / Alcaicería / Madraza / Royal Chapel / Cathedral / Sagrario / The Heroic Feat of Hernán del Pulgar / Gran Vía de Colón / The sons of the sugar beet / Albaicin / The Gate of Paradise / Calderería to San Nicolás / Placeta de Carvajales / Minaret of San José / Plaza de San Miguel Bajo / The Vanished Palace of King Badis / Cuesta de la Lona / Palace of Dar al-Horra / Convent of Santa Isabel la Real / View from San Nicolás / From San Nicolás to Plaza Larga / Colegiata del Salvador, a missionary s school / From Plaza Larga down Cuesta de la Alhacaba to Puerta de Elvira / Hospital Real / Saint John of God and the Triumph of the Virgin / Plaza Nueva / Casa de Pisa / River Darro and its ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 315 Pages (32,404 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Philip Gilbert Hamerton: An Autobiography, 1834-1858, and a Memoir by His Wife, 1858-1894 by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

"Philip Gilbert Hamerton" by Eugénie Hamerton, Philip Gilbert Hamerton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 626 Pages (2,284 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Instant Omni Air Fryer Toaster Oven Cookbook: 700+ Crispy, Easy And Delicious Instant Omni Toaster Oven Recipes For The Beginners And Advanced Users by Jeanette J. Moore 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Are you looking for delicious recipes that you can prepare just by using Omni Air Fryer Toaster Oven? Well, here it is! This cookbook contains 700 tasty recipes in different categories. It will also let you know all the cooking features of your Air Fryer when preparing different meals. Let's unlock all this said features just by using Omni Air Fryer Toaster Oven. Now, if you want to cook, fry, cook under pressure, cook slowly, stir fry, dehydrate, make soups and stews, you can do it all in this one container. By changing the way, the lid works, the instant cooker brought excellent technology to your hands. It promises to reveal the mysteries behind its basic function. We will understand how to use this extremely effective kitchen appliance for its best use. And with that in mind, we'll also try to make some of the most delicious recipes in the new Instant Omni Air Fryer Toaster Oven cookbook. The taste and texture of foods prepared when frying will never be the same as usual frying, but here come the good Air Fryer recipes! You can cook delicious air-fried foods that taste even better. Converting the pressure cooker to a deep fryer is as difficult as changing the lid. And if you look at it, this flip change turns everything on your device on. Besides, it is well protected from making any mistake when mixing functions. The fryer lid and plate are easily pressed into place without blocking the power cord's outlet provided to the appliance. The design is simple and effective. And this applies to any other instant boiler devices, and they provide a safe installation. In addition to this, you will also receive a separate tray to place the lid on the fryer after use. We can use the Instant Omni Air Fryer toaster for cooking poultry, vegetables, meat, fruit, fish, and a lot of desserts and snacks. You can prepare all your food, from appetizers to main dishes, as well as desserts. Not to mention, Instant Omni Air Fryer Toaster Oven also allows for homemade canned food ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 540 Pages (2,854 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Pompeii and Da Vinci by L. A. Braun Price verified 3 hours ago

Curious about the time-capsule of secrets that had been hidden at Pompeii? The initials of 'SC' in its various forms had been found all over the artifacts and architecture of Pompeii, Italy--which had been buried under volcanic pumice for almost two thousand years. We see a time-capsule snapshot of the 'SC' there. We had found the same 'SC' in Leonardo Da Vinci's works. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers' Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the concept of the 'SC' initials and its manifestations. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose -- and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork and riddles of the Masters. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the concept of the 'SC' initials and its various manifestations.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 567 Pages (10,224 KB)
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Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Playlist by James Hawthorne 4.4 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

Author James Hawthorne looks at albums released in the past fifty years that you might potentially love but never knew existed. He explores an eclectic array of musical styles that includes classic rock, singer-songwriter, soul, country rock, electronica, punk, heavy metal, progressive rock and others. In addition, he also looks at tribute albums and soundtracks. Some of the artists featured in the book include Aerosmith, Big Star, Blue Oyster Cult, Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, Drive-By Truckers, Steve Earle, Keith Emerson, Everclear, Field Music, Ben Folds, Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, Genesis, Daryl Hall, Eric Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Robert Earl Keen, the Kinks, Living Colour, Midlake, My Morning Jacket, Mott the Hoople, Shuggie Otis, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Chuck Prophet, REO Speedwagon, Linda Ronstadt, Patti Smith Group, Sufjan Stevens, Sting, Television, Pete Townshend, U.K., Utopia, Ann Wilson and Warren Zevon.This is a truly fun book for anybody who's interested in music, history and pop culture!

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 338 Pages (1,292 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Magical Combat by L. A. Braun Price verified one day ago

The Zen Masters' mysterious energy life force, known as the 'Qi,' had been an integral part of the sacred secret knowledge of the ancients. Their magic hidden power is exposed in the Masters' Art related to the 'Qi' guru and Zen Master stories. Step aboard this enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the combat action of the Far East guru and Zen Masters. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental theme and then acquaints the readers with its history and overall context. The readers embark upon a tour through 'Magical Combat'--one of the most famous manuscripts from the 13th century Zen Master stories. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the number '26,' but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured art. There is a message hidden in the art. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient authors and artists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the riddles, the author has ferreted out the secret message. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to 'Magical Combat.' This is one of the first books in that it only covers the number '26.' Please see the 'Enigmatic' books to explore the latter discovered secrets like rebus picture words.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 338 Pages (6,770 KB)
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Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (Aesthetics Today) by Donald Kuspit (Allworth) 4.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose reflections on art, artists, and art criticism constitute an eclectic exploration of the ways in which art and art criticism have influenced contemporary thought and psychology. The book's investigation into the social impact of artwork also reflects on the inner life of the artist.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 403 Pages (4,002 KB)
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Added: Jul 27th, 2020

The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life by David Revill (Arcade) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

John Cage has been described as the most important composer of our time. He combined classical European training with Eastern spirituality to produce an American amalgam of such vitality and originality that it continues to define what we mean by avant-garde. His influence has touched generations of artists, including Philip Glass, David Byrne, and his longtime collaborator Merce Cunningham. His work and ideas have influenced not only the world of music but also dance, painting, printmaking, video art, and poetry. The Roaring Silence documents his life in unrivaled detail, interweaving a close account of the evolution of his work with an exploration of his aesthetic and philosophical ideas, while placing these in the greater perspective of American life and letters. Paying due attention to Cage's inventions, such as the prepared piano, and his pioneering use of indeterminate notation and chance operations in composition (utilizing the I Ching), David Revill also illuminates Cage the performer, printmaker, watercolorist, expert amateur mycologist, game show celebrity, political anarchist, and social activist. Arnold Schoenberg once called Cage "not a composer, but an inventor -- of genius." This revised edition presents never-before-seen correspondence between Cage and other luminaries of his day, as well as new analysis into his legacy. The Roaring Silence celebrates the life and work of this true American original.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 401 Pages (1,615 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Becoming Michelangelo: Apprenticing to the Master, and Discovering the Artist through His Drawings by Alan Pascuzzi (Arcade) 4.0 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Michelangelo's developing genius is revealed as never before by the man who became Michelangelo's last apprentice -- an American artist and art historian whose family helped carve Mount Rushmore. Many believe Michelangelo's talent was miraculous and untrained, the product of "divine" genius -- a myth that Michelangelo himself promoted by way of cementing his legacy. But the young Michelangelo studied his craft like any Renaissance apprentice, learning from a master, copying, and experimenting with materials and styles. In this extraordinary book, Alan Pascuzzi recounts the young Michelangelo's journey from student to master, using the artist's drawings to chart his progress and offering unique insight into the true nature of his mastery. Pascuzzi himself is today a practicing artist in Florence, Michelangelo's city. When he was a grad student in art history, he won a Fulbright to "apprentice" himself to Michelangelo: to study his extant drawings and copy them to discern his progression in technique, composition, and mastery of anatomy. Pascuzzi also relied on the Renaissance treatise that "Il Divino" himself would have been familiar with, Cennino Cennini's The Craftsman's Handbook (1399), which was available to apprentices as a kind of textbook of the period. Pascuzzi's narrative traces Michelangelo's development as an artist during the period from roughly 1485, the start of his apprenticeship, to his completion of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in 1512. Analyzing Michelangelo's burgeoning abilities through copies he himself executed in museums and galleries in Florence and elsewhere, Pascuzzi unlocks the transformation that made him great. At the same time, he narrates his own transformation from student to artist as Michelangelo's last apprentice.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 363 Pages (132,472 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 25th, 2020

The Photography Exercise Book: Training Your Eye to Shoot Like a Pro (250+ color photographs make it come to life) by Bert Krages (Allworth) 3.9 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

• Use simple exercises to learn to see and shoot like a pro rather than painfully following strict rules. • This book covers a wide variety of genres (street documentary, photojournalism, nature, landscape, sports, and still-life photography). • The Author has helped 1,000's of photographers to date. In this revised edition, he includes over 250 beautiful color photographs to make his exercises come to life.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 336 Pages (44,957 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Weird Dance: Curious and Captivating Dance Trivia by Tim Rayborn (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Attend a grand ball of the bizarre and never look at dance the same way again! Weird Dance processes through the odd, grim, and unintentionally humorous history of dance, uncovering strange stories and weird facts. These dark tales of murder, rivalry, insanity, and more reveal all sorts of grim goings-on, proving that -- for dancers -- life was not just one grand plié. Stories include: • An elderly woman who stepped out of her Strasbourg home one summer day in 1518 and began to dance furiously; nothing and no one could stop her. Soon, dozens more joined her, and so began another strange epidemic of the deadly dancing plague. • The horrific fate of a young ballerina who had a run-in with a gaslight and saw her career go up in smoke. • The medieval Dance of Death that reminded all of their inevitable doom. • The controversial ballet that sparked a riot. • The strange and macabre fate of the infamous Mata Hari's head after her execution. • The grotesque scarf accident that led to Isadora Duncan's demise. From Roman Bacchanals to medieval and Renaissance dancing plagues, from the bloody world of ballet to scandals, ghosts, spirit possessions, superstitions, and more, you will attend a grand ball of the bizarre that shows just how awful dancers, choreographers, and even audience members have been to each other over the centuries.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 304 Pages (22,980 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

They Shall Not Have Me: The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II by Jean Helion (Arcade) 4.2 Stars (78 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

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. Writing in English in 1943, after his risky escape to freedom in the United States, Hélion vividly depicts the sights, sounds, and smells of the camps, and shrewdly sizes up both captors and captured. In the deep humanity, humor, and unsentimental intelligence of his observations, we can recognize the artist whose long career included friendships with the likes of Mondrian, Giacometti, and Balthus, and an important role in shaping modern art movements. Hélion's picture of almost two years without his art is a self-portrait of the artist as a man.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 465 Pages (2,504 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Movement for Actors (Second Edition) by Nicole Potter (Allworth) 4.8 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are chapters covering: Stage combat Yoga for actors Martial arts Body-mind centering Authentic movement Bartenieff fundamentals Grotowski-based movement Those who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must-read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 378 Pages (7,639 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Teaching Motion Design: Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Undergraduate and Graduate: Course Offerings and Class Projects from the ... by Michael Dooley (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

How motion design is taught in more than 45 leading programs. * Detailed syllabi and descriptions of class projects and assignments * Go-to guide for professors and teachers planning their courses * Course plans from School of Visual Arts, Ohio State, Rochester Institute of Technology, many other top schools. This definitive study of motion design is essential reading for everyone teaching or studying design. Now, for the first time, authors Steven Heller and Michael Dooley present a comprehensive look at course offerings from more than 45 leading programs devoted to design, illustration, animation, and computer art. Taken together, they provide a close-up look at the principles and practices of 3D computer animation, character animation, pictorial background illustration, motion graphic design, interactive media, film design, and more, with class projects and syllabi from many of the most prestigious schools in the country. Organized in easy-to-use sections by year of study, this invaluable tool will be every graphic design educator's go-to guide. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 306 Pages (576 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love by Joshua D. Fischer (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Based on the column The Regulars on the New York magazine partner Bedford + Bowery, the celebrities and everyday people who love the local joints of the world's coolest borough. Meet the Regulars captures a previously unseen and entertaining portrait of the people of Brooklyn and the places they love. In talking with the regulars at bars, restaurants, and shops in the world-famous borough, author Joshua Fischer delivers deep and delightful stories presented alongside stunning snapshots from accomplished photographers including Nina Westervelt (Vogue.com, New York Times), Phil Provencio (Variety, Saturday Night Live, and CBS), and Nicole Disser (Bedford + Bowery and Brooklyn Magazine online). Meet the Regulars reveals the great power in the connections we make with the people and places where we live. Originally an interview series on the New York magazine partner Bedford + Bowery, Meet the Regulars introduces us to a diverse and changing Brooklyn through its regulars: the first-generation American Latino café owner who drinks Coors out of a can and loves a good debate with the lawyer and plumber at his corner bar, the blogger who fixes her hair and heart at her cherished salon, the lady so loyal to her local bar she has its logo tattooed on her arm, the Asian hipster couple who drink and dance for "exercise" at their new-school Brooklyn hangout, and the burgeoning filmmaker who walks twenty blocks for sage advice from a legendary bartender inside a bowling alley. Familiar faces include party rocker Andrew W. K. spicing things up at the Thai joint from his early days, Saturday Night Live performer Sasheer Zamata reliving a break-up at her go-to brunch spot, Radiolab host Jad Abumrad sippin' whiskey to Black Sabbath, beloved NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan chowing down on meatballs, actor Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is the New Black) championing her local metal bar, actor Kevin Corrigan (Goodfellas, Pineapple Express) contemplating a Guinness at his favorite Irish pub, ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 317 Pages (50,337 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

AIGA Professional Practices in Graphic Design by Tad Crawford (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

"Provides definitive guidelines on all aspects of the graphic design business."—FYI. * Newly revised and expanded version of an industry classic--5,000 sold! * Up-to-the-minute! Includes web, interactive, and green design, new legislation * Each chapter written by an authority on the subject. Here's the definitive guide to professional business practices in graphic design, now fully revised and updated for the digital age. Up-to-the-minute coverage of web, interactive, and motion graphics; green design; potential repercussions of legislation on Orphan Works; protection of fonts and software; managing creative people; using professional help such as lawyers; and much more. Each in-depth chapter, covering such topics as professional relationships, fees, contracts, managing large projects, copyright and trademark issues, electronic uses, and more, has been written by an authority in the field. The newly revised AIGA Standard Form for Design Services is included for the convenience of readers, along with a complete resources section. No designer should do business without this comprehensive, authoritative book. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 337 Pages (912 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Audrey Hepburn: A Photographic Celebration by Suzanne Lander (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

"I never understood what makes me so special," mused Audrey Hepburn. The daughter of a Dutch baroness, Hepburn first won international acclaim with her role as a princess in the 1953 film Roman Holiday, and she maintained a rare grace and elegance throughout her life that millions have adored and tried to emulate. Audrey Hepburn: A Photographic Celebration showcases the film star, who also worked as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. This book is packed with great quotes from the woman herself and those who admire her (including Hollywood directors and movie stars) as well as engaging trivia and beautiful images of Audrey in all phases of her career. "I've been in pictures over thirty years, but I've never had a more exciting leading lady than Audrey," enthused Gary Cooper, her Love in the Afternoon costar. Audrey Hepburn: A Photographic Celebration features everybody's favorite leading lady with her leading men, including such luminaries as Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, George Peppard, Albert Finney, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, Rex Harrison, Peter O'Toole, Sean Connery, Richard Dreyfuss, and Cary Grant along with her real-life costar -- her first husband -- Mel Ferrer. This lovely book about this classic lady will delight both the casual and die-hard Audrey fan, as well as anyone with an eye for classic elegance.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 538 Pages (54,422 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Animation: The Whole Story by Howard Beckerman (Allworth) 4.7 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Professional animator Howard Beckerman has drawn them all: Popeye, Heckle & Jeckle, even Mickey Mouse. In Animation, he offers a road map to the complex art of making an animated feature. Vivid sketches, screen shots, and step-by-step illustrations show how to make a drawing come to life, create storyboards, use form and color, develop a soundtrack, edit, and more. This new edition is also thoroughly updated to reflect the latest trends surrounding digital technology. Animation provides artists and aspiring filmmakers with everything they need to carve their niche in today's quickly evolving animation industry.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 322 Pages (5,673 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Chaplin: A Life by Stephen Weissman (Arcade) 3.9 Stars (32 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

"Chaplin is arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema," wrote film critic Andrew Sarris. Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Severe alcoholism cut short his father's flourishing career, and his beloved mother first lost her voice, then her mind, to syphilis. How did this poor, lonely child, committed to the Hanwell School for the Orphaned and Destitute, become such an extraordinary comedian, known and celebrated worldwide? Dr. Stephen M. Weissman brilliantly illuminates both the screen legend himself and the turbulent era that shaped him.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 356 Pages (3,561 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Photography Your Way: A Career Guide to Satisfaction and Success by Chuck DeLaney (Allworth) 4.6 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This book gives you straight-talking advice from a pro on how to build a successful career in photography, said PhotoSource International of the first edition of Photography Your Way. Now distinguished author Chuck DeLaney has updated this classic book to show how digital has increased the power of photography and broadened the options open to anyone who wants a career as a photographer. Rich with seasoned advice and practical tools for developing an individual style, this book is essential for emerging photographers.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 352 Pages (3,351 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Art on Skin: Tattoos, Style, and the Human Canvas by Nancy Hajeski (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions of American's—23 percent of them—boasting ink on their body. This popular pastime is not something to be taken lightly, as there are dozens of aspects to consider when planning your ink. Art on Skin helps with that planning by detailing the different types of art, ink, and artists that pervade the industry. Using striking visuals, Art on Skin showcases the beauty of the art of tattooing and aids in the choosing of a style, with detailed descriptions of the many different styles of tattoos, including fine art, cartoon characters, wildlife, and many more. The full-color photographs within these pages will leave you with dreams of your own pieces, and stories from others who have lived the tattoo experience will keep you from stumbling upon unwelcome surprises. This is the perfect book for tattoo lovers and prospective tattoo junkies of all kinds.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 424 Pages (112,446 KB)
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Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition) by Wesley Van Tassel (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

"A workhorse of a book! Beautifully conceived and executed. Clues to Acting Shakespeare is a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries." -- Library Journal Clues to Acting Shakespeare has become a popular guide for actors, directors, teachers and Shakespeare enthusiasts, selling over 15,000 copies of previous editions. This third edition retains the second edition's unique solutions to challenges that face directors and actors at advanced levels and is expanded to include an entirely new section for amateur and community theatre groups. In this new edition, readers will be delighted to find: • New section to aid community theatres to perform Shakespeare's plays, including five recorded workshops of community theatre actors coached and trained by the author • Updates to the successful sections on training student actors (MFA and BFA programs), and professional actors (including audition tips) -- highlighted by twenty author-coached workshops with professional and advanced student actors • Improved section for teachers of high school and child actors with worksheets and sample lesson plans • New exercises and resources for all levels of acting and production To aid professionals, Clues to Acting Shakespeare offers a one-day brush-up for auditions and preparation to play Shakespeare immediately. Text analysis, character studies, and both classical British training and American methods are explored. The exercises and recorded workshops provide inspiring advice to all actors and demonstrate concepts discussed throughout the book. The critical skills required for acting Shakespeare, including scansion, phrasing, caesura, breathing, speech structure, antithesis, and more are covered in detail. The comprehensive exercises using the Bard's plays and sonnets teach actors to break down the verse, support the words, understand the imagery, and use the text to create vibrant performances.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 360 Pages (5,859 KB)
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Starting Your Career as an Illustrator by Michael Fleishman (Allworth) 4.2 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

From the first steps of starting out up through succeeding as a professional, Fleishman's newest guide navigates how illustration ties concept and technique. From advice on education and finding the right state of mind, through opening shop and finding the right venue, Starting Your Career as an Illustrator is a bit of a technical how-to, something of a business book, certainly an inspirational work, definitely a professional overview, even a personal lifestyle guide. It accurately documents the eclectic adventures of illustrators now, as well as relating historical perspectives, motivations, and inspirations to balance that picture and present readers with a true global field experience—all in an accessible, reader-friendly style. Topics include how to: Create a portfolio Make initial contacts Develop a financial plan Set up an office Acquire supplies and equipment Price your own work Market on the Web Nurture a growing freelance business And much more Through direct and candid conversations with scores of professionals up and down the career ladder, this book offers rich perspectives of illustrators (and their cohorts) at and away from the drawing board. It looks at the strong threads tying professional and academic process, practice, and product, and offers extensive research, a global pool of resources, and a wide panorama of info that promotes problem solving by way of a spectrum of ideas. Over fifty illustrations are included throughout. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 689 Pages (11,748 KB)
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The Encyclopedia of Monograms by Leonard G. Lee (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 31 minutes ago

Monograms, once indicators of social or commercial exclusiveness, are now symbols of creativity, testaments to the idea that everyone deserves to individualize his or her own things. The remarkable Encyclopedia of Monograms -- filled with over 11,000 handsomely engraved initials, ciphers, crests, insignias, emblems, badges, and shields -- is a resource of fantastic scope that will be useful to anyone working in the field of graphic design, both as a compendium of the very best monogramming work of the past, and as an inspiration to create new work, commercial and artistic. From elaborate Gothic figures, to restrained Victorian creations, to elegant, floral Art Nouveau triumphs, The Encyclopedia of Monograms offers an exhaustive array of decorative marks sure to influence original and unforgettable designs.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 368 Pages (244,212 KB)
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience by Jerry Hopkins (Arcade) 3.1 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

It's been over forty years since the tragic death of Jimi Hendrix, yet his popularity is undiminished and his place as the preeminent electric guitarist of the ages is still unrivaled. In The Jimi Hendrix Experience, bestselling author and rock aficionado Jerry Hopkins delves into the legendary life and career of the greatest man to ever pick up a guitar. With a consistent mix of greatness and madness, learn why the man who only released three studio albums during his life could forever transform not only music, but also a generation. While he'll always be remembered for his incredible performance at Woodstock in 1969, Hopkins shows the true side of Hendrix: from his early childhood and the beginning of his career to his early death and the controversial battle of control over his estate that still wages on. With incredible photographs depicting Hendrix's rise to the top, The Jimi Hendrix Experience is the ultimate biography of the "Voodoo Chile." Hendrix's legacy and music will live on for generations to be enjoyed by and to live on with fans of all ages. And now, thanks to Hopkins, his life can be relived through this incredible biography.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 356 Pages (7,313 KB)
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The Education of a Typographer by Steven Heller (Allworth) 3.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Exploring the methods for teaching and learning typography, this book features more than 40 essays from top experts and educators in typography today. These essays run the gamut from introducing the themes of type and typography to various complex and rare strategies for learning.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 326 Pages (2,934 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Faya Causey (J. Paul Getty Museum) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours ago

First published in 2012, this catalogue presents fifty-six Etruscan, Greek, and Italic carved ambers from the Getty Museum's collection -- the second largest body of this material in the United States and one of the most important in the world. The ambers date from about 650 to 300 BC. The catalogue offers full description of the pieces, including typology, style, chronology, condition, and iconography. Each piece is illustrated. The catalogue is preceded by a general introduction to ancient amber (which was also published in 2012 as a stand-alone print volume titled Amber and the Ancient World). Through exquisite visual examples and vivid classical texts, this book examines the myths and legends woven around amber -- its employment in magic and medicine, its transport and carving, and its incorporation into jewelry, amulets, and other objects of prestige. This publication highlights a group of remarkable amber carvings at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 306 Pages (56,878 KB)
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Added: Jul 22nd, 2020

The Symbolic Order: A Contemporary Reader On The Arts Debate (Falmer Press Library on Aesthetic Education) by Peter Abbs (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Genre: Arts & Photography [x]
Length: 313 Pages (2,947 KB)
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