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Leonardo in Detail
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is considered one of the greatest of painters. He was a true Renaissance man, active in fields as diverse as astronomy, painting, sculpture, science, mathematics, engineering, cartography, and architecture. Da Vinci’s true genius was not as a scientist or an artist, but as a combination of the two: His painting was based on a deep understanding of the workings of the human body and the physics of light and shade. No more than two dozen works are attributed to the Florentine master, and this book reveals them as never before, in stunning, full-page details. Leonardo in Detail is organized in thematic chapters, exploring the smiles, gestures, children, animals, and nature depicted in the painter’s works. Stefano Zuffi is the perfect guide, explaining the significance of every detail in clear and accessible language and offering original insights into da Vinci’s most popular works, such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Lady with an Ermine.
Wonders of Creation Coloring Book: Illustrations to Color and Inspire
Sit back, relax, and experience amazing flora and fauna from around the globe. Inside Wonders of Creation are over ninety pages of detailed line art featuring magnificent beasts of the savannah, creatures of the forest, underwater marvels, and Eden-esque gardens inhabited with tiny visitors - all waiting to be filled with the hues of your imagination.
Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink (Geninne's Art)
Zlatkis, Geninne D.
In Geninne’s Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink, popular Santa Fe artist Geninne Zlatkis presents a personal field guide to how she creates her charming paintings and collages of birds and nature.Brimming with inspiring examples of the artist’s work, this beautiful book takes you inside Geninne’s studio for an in-depth look at how she creates. You will discover, step by step, how this devoted artist spends time photographing nature, selecting her materials, and developing her personal imagery. Explore:• How her studio is set up, how she works, and what materials and tools she uses• How she captures nature with both a camera and phone for reference• Her artistic process through the step-by-step creation of 5 watercolor paintings, 5 collages, and 5 ink drawings, with notes on each medium and techniqueAs a special bonus, the book includes 32 pages of collage papers, painted and selected by Geninne, for you to use as you explore and develop your own artistic voice.Vibrant, detailed, and richly imaginative, Geninne’s interpretation of the birds she has observed so closely will inspire you to use the natural world as fodder for your paintings, drawings, and collages.
Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. Showcasing hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics, Science Ink reveals the stories of the individuals who chose to inscribe their obsessions in their skin. Best of all, each tattoo provides a leaping-off point for bestselling essayist and lecturer Zimmer to reflect on the science in question, whether it's the importance of an image of Darwin's finches or the significance of the uranium atom inked into the chest of a young radiologist.
Animals in Colored Pencil / Drawing: Learn to Draw Step by Step (How to Draw and Paint Series: Drawing)
Yaun, Debra Kauffman
In this comprehensive book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques for creating strikingly realistic animal drawings in colored pencil. the book opens with information on equipment and essential colored pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Then the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of animals in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons.
Drawing Animals in Colored Pencil: Learn to Draw with Colored Pencil Step by Step (How to Draw & Paint)
Yaun, Debra Kauffman
Learn to create strikingly realistic animal drawings in colored pencil beginning with basic shapes.Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil shows you how to render a variety of beautiful animals in graphite pencil, with tips on choosing drawing materials, building with basic shapes, and shading and coloring to develop form and realism. In this comprehensive, 40-page book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques.The book opens with essential information on choosing art tools and materials, understanding color theory, and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special colored pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals––including favorite family pets, wildlife, and birds––in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes.
Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure
A full-color illustrated collection of riveting, inspiring, and stereotype-shattering stories that reveal the beauty, diversity, and strength of Muslim women both past and present.Tired of seeing Muslim women portrayed as weak, sheltered, and limited, journalist Seema Yasmin reframes how the world sees them, to reveal everything they CAN do and the incredible, stereotype-shattering ways they are doing it.Featuring 40 full-color illustrations by illustrator Fahmida Azim throughout, Muslim Women Are Everything is a celebration of the ways in which past and present Muslim women from around the world are singing, dancing, reading, writing, laughing, experimenting, driving, and rocking their way into the history books.Forget subservient, oppressed damsels - say hello to women who are breaking down barriers using their art, their voices, and their activism.
The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love
An eminent scholar unearths the captivating history of the two-lobed heart symbol from scripture and tapestry to T-shirts and text messages, shedding light on how we have expressed love since antiquity.The symmetrical, exuberant heart is everywhere: it gives shape to candy, pendants, the frothy milk on top of a cappuccino, and much else. How can we explain the ubiquity of what might be the most recognizable symbol in the world?In The Amorous Heart, Marilyn Yalom tracks the heart metaphor and heart iconography across two thousand years, through Christian theology, pagan love poetry, medieval painting, Shakespearean drama, Enlightenment science, and into the present. She argues that the symbol reveals a tension between love as romantic and sexual on the one hand, and as religious and spiritual on the other. Ultimately, the heart symbol is a guide to the astonishing variety of human affections, from the erotic to the chaste and from the unrequited to the conjugal.
Classic Sketchbook: Cats
Wynne, Patricia J.
Whether scribbling out a quick sketch with minimal detail, or making a finished portrait where every silky hair and polished whisker stands out, the best cat artists can capture the very essence of feline-ness. How do they do it?Firsthand observation of cats will tell you a lot about the way they sit, yawn, tweak their tails, and curl up to sleep, but it won't tell you how to get those things down on paper.Classic Sketchbook: Cats is the second in a series of instructional books that began with Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. The series shows how to draw your subjects by looking at the details of museum-quality works, then coaching you through the techniques with the help an expert's suggestions. In this case the expert is Patricia Wynne, a noted illustrator with a specialty in animals.Wynne will guide you through fur, paws, and eyes, as well as cats sleeping, playing, or pouncing. Her unique instructions places a close-up of a drawing or painting by a noted artist like Gauguin, Chardin, Gwen John, and Theodore Steinlen on the left side of the page. And on the right side of the page Patricia Wynne coaches you with detailed, step-by-step drawings, that illuminate the process.
Feast Your Eyes
Artist Brittany Wright was stuck in a job she didn't love and needed a new creative project to stay happy--so she learned to cook. Inspired by the effortless beauty of her ingredients--fresh fruits, vegetables, and more--she created the hugely popular Instagram hashtag #foodgradients to showcase the splendor of nature's edible rainbows.The vivid photographs in this book capture the diversity and beauty of the foods we love to eat, from heirloom tomatoes and hot peppers to ripe strawberries and frosted cupcakes. Inside, revel in the vivid neons of your favorite candies, the rich color of freshly picked greens, and the gorgeous shades you can even find in a single cup of coffee. Each exquisite, neatly ordered photograph is a pleasure to get lost in.With a sleek, minimalist design and more than a hundred high-quality photographs, Feast Your Eyes is a celebration of the earth's bounty, a breath of fresh air for the busy mind, and an inspiration for everyone looking for joy in the simple things.
Music Icons (Paint By Sticker)
Workman Publishing Company
Paint by Sticker is the most exciting new idea in activity books, both for grown-ups and kids. A compelling activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and colorers of all ages, each Paint by Sticker book includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color "paintings." The original images are rendered in low-poly, a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next - it’s an activity that’s utterly absorbing, both in the pleasure of peeling and sticking and the growing satisfaction of watching a “painting” come to life, emerging from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, and spirit.Paint by Sticker: Music Icons brings us face-to-face with Elvis, The Beatles, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Cher, Prince, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, Madonna, Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Paint by Sticker Masterpieces: Re-create 12 Iconic Artworks One Sticker at a Time!
Workman Publishing Company
Paint by Sticker is a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages. Masterpieces encourages everyone to channel their inner da Vinci and create twelve iconic works of art.Paint by Sticker Masterpieces includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color “paintings” - the stickers, the templates, the intuitive directions. The works include The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo, Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer, Napoleon at Saint-Bernard Pass, by Jacques-Louis David, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect, by Claude Monet, Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, by Paul Cezanne, Dance at Bougival, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bedroom in Arles, by Vincent van Gogh, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), by Winslow Homer, and the stunning study in color, Flaming June, by Frederic Leighton.The cardstock pages are perforated for easy removal, making it easy to frame the completed images.
Ten-Step Drawing: Flowers: Learn to Draw 75 Flowers in Ten Easy Steps!
Designed especially for aspiring illustrators, doodlers, and art hobbyists, the fun and approachable books in the 10-Step Drawing series encourage new artists to get acquainted with the basic principles of drawing so they can learn to create art with confidence.In 10-Step Drawing: Flowers, aspiring artists will learn to draw 75 stunning flowers and botanicals - from blooms and blossoms to floral displays - step-by-step! A basic review of supplies and an overview of coloring methods rounds out this perfect introduction to drawing gorgeous flora.
A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood
A rollicking autobiography from the legendary producer of Goodfellas, Rocky, and Raging Bull, and an insider’s account of making movies in Hollywood over half a centuryThe list of films Irwin Winkler has produced in his more-than-fifty-year career is extraordinary: Rocky, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, De-Lovely, The Right Stuff, Creed, and The Irishman. His films have been nominated for fifty-two Academy Awards, including five movies for Best Picture, and have won twelve.In A Life in Movies, his charming and insightful memoir, Winkler tells the stories of his career through his many films as a producer and then as a writer and director, charting the changes in Hollywood over the past decades. Winkler started in the famous William Morris mailroom and made his first film—starring Elvis—in the last days of the old studio system. Beginning in the late 1960s, and then for decades to come, he produced a string of provocative and influential films, making him one of the most critically lauded, prolific, and commercially successful producers of his era.This is an engrossing and candid book, a beguiling exploration of what it means to be a producer, including purchasing rights, developing scripts, casting actors, managing directors, editing film, and winning awards. Filled with tales of legendary and beloved films, as well as some not-so-legendary and forgotten ones, A Life in Movies takes readers behind the scenes and into the history of Hollywood.
Conceptual Art in Britain, 1964-1979
Featuring some of the most exciting artworks of the 20th century, this is the first book to explore the rich history of conceptual art in Britain during a key period in innovation, from the mid-1960s to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979. While the early works of this period challenged art’s traditional boundaries, by the mid-1970s, focus had shifted away from issues of art and individual experience toward questions of politics and identity, using the languages of documentary, propaganda, and advertising in the service of action. The result was a radical moment in British art that ignited new developments in various media: text, sculpture, photography, film, and print. With previously unpublished archival material and essays by key experts, this book reveals the origins—and legacy—of Britain’s conceptual art movement.
What My Daughter Wore
What My Daughter Wore is Brooklyn artist Jenny Williams' original collection of intimate and playful drawings capturing the inspired, offbeat, and whimsical sartorial choices of girls in the fleeting years between childhood and young adulthood. With her daughter Clementine as her original muse - but also inspired by her daughter's friends - Jenny depicts a unique moment in a girl's life, when self-expression and individuality trump trends and the impulse to conform.From a dress borrowed from mom worn over vintage pants handed down by a big brother, to a Dr. Who T-shirt paired with a flouncy knee-length skirt, the girls of What My Daughter Wore are dressing only for themselves and discovering the power and joy of their own tastes and style. What My Daughter Wore is a celebration and snapshot of the uniqueness and creativity of the girls, the tween years, and of course the clothes.
Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes
Wilentz, Sean (Introduction by)
During his 50-year association with the Village Voice, Fred W. McDarrah (1926–2007) covered the city’s downtown scenes, producing an unmatched and encyclopedic visual record of people, movements, and events. McDarrah frequented the bars, cafés, and galleries where writers, artists, and musicians gathered, and he was welcome in the apartments and lofts of the city’s avant-garde cultural aristocracy. He captured every vital moment, from Jack Kerouac reading poetry, to Bob Dylan hanging out in Sheridan Square, to Andy Warhol filming in the Factory, to the Stonewall Riots. Through his lens, we see the legendary birth of ideas and attitudes that continue to shape the character and allure of New York today.
Enchanted Forest (Scratch & Create)
Adult coloring books are so 2015. Grab your stylus and dive into the awesome world of scratch art! Each art page in Scratch & Create: Enchanted Forest is covered in a layer of silver, metallic coating. With the provided tool, you will etch, scrape, and scratch it away to reveal beautiful scenes beneath.What better way to unwind after a stressful day than with the simple, meditative, satisfying act of creating art? Scratch & Create: Enchanted Forest comes with 20 delightful, original postcard-style designs by Kailey Whiteman. Each page is easy to tear out, so once you've completed your masterpiece, you can display, frame, or even mail them. Grab your stylus and get scratching today! You'll definitely be glad that you did.
In Brave Birds, cut-paper artist and writer Maude White presents an entirely new collection of sixty-five stunning cut-paper birds. As a source of inspiration, each bird is paired with an original message of kindness and strength associated with its particular traits to encourage bravery and perseverance. Inside, you’ll find birds for experiencing Joy, Creativity, Patience, Kindness, Resilience, Communication, Strength, Awareness, Action, and Transformation, and each composition, beautifully photographed by Laura Glazer, reflects thousands of intricate cuts, lending an astounding level of texture to these delicate and ethereal creatures. Appealing to any bird lover or collector of bird art, Brave Birds is a beautiful resource for those wishing to practice a life of kindness and empathy.
Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez
Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler’s book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America.Gomez, born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, bridges the divide between the affluent wealthy and their usually invisible domestic help—the nannies, gardeners, housecleaners, and others who make their lifestyles possible—by inserting images of these workers into sly pastiches of iconic David Hockney paintings, subtly doctoring glossy magazine ads, and subversively slotting life-size painted cardboard cutouts into real-life situations.Domestic Scenes engages with Gomez and his work, offering an inspiring vision of the purposes and possibilities of art.
Design:Portfolio: Self-promotion at its best
Featuring a curated collection of approximately 300 exquisite designs, along with essays from designers in the field about the essence and importance of a good portfolio design, Design: Portfolio contains mini-workshops that dissect several featured projects and highlight the effectiveness of exceptional design treatments from around the world. Designers will discover the underlying details that make each design so special. This is an exciting new addition to the informative and inspiring Design series by Rockport Publishers that offers the best of design in practice.
Colorways: Acrylic Animals
Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant acrylic.Grab your paints, canvas, and imagination because it's time to paint pointillistic pandas, tetradic llamas, vibrant flamingos, and complementary cows - and that's just the beginning! Each step-by-step project in this book shows you not only how to capture an animal's likeness, but also how to use color to create magical, other-worldly paintings. You'll also learn how to use acrylic paint to add texture and fanciful flourishes, like florals and collage, to your whimsical animal subjects.
Ode to Color: The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design
Internationally renowned textile designer Lori Weitzner presents a novel, layered perspective on the use and significance of color in design and culture in this spectacular treasury illustrated with 225 full-color images.Ode to Color, a stunning anthology by renowned and award-winning textile and wallcovering designer Lori Weitzner, principal of Lori Weitzner Design, Inc., offers an immersive, sensual, and engaging journey in the world of color as it applies to culture, design, mood, and memory. Each of the ten chapters in this richly illustrated volume presents a distinct color world through an intimate and often kaleidoscopic perspective, a compilation of the numerous - and often shifting - associations and emotions we assign to a color or group of colors.
William Wegman: Paintings
William Wegman’s postcard paintings reflect a lifetime of engagement with narrative, perspective, art history, architecture, popular culture, humor, and philosophy in art. Starting with one or more vintage postcards, Wegman constructs scenes that range from intimate interiors to cosmic vistas, filling audaciously complex spaces with intriguing incident. Collected together, the paintings possess the universal, encyclopedic, and mysterious qualities of their source materials. In addition to Martin Filler’s introduction, a stellar group of contributors responds to the work.
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