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Jumbo Coloring and Activities

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Kanji Pictographix (USED)

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"Kanji Pict-o-Graphix offers an engaging way to learn and memorize Kanji."--Rocky Mountain Region Japan Project

"A fun book for studying kanji. The illustration reveals more of its contents and method than any description ever could."--Japan Times

"It is a very nice book, simple and pretty effective. A useful addition to the library of all beginners who aspire to learn Japanese. Recommended."--Protoculture Addicts

Learn more about kanji from Stone Bridge Press: Kana Pict-o-Graphix, Designing with Kanji, Kanji Starter 1&2, and Crazy for Kanji

Kids Best Watercolor Lessons

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Kodachrome (USED)

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A collection of images showing how the modern world - between 1943 and 1959 - was shaped in America's image. It contains photographs of momentous historical events like the Yalta Conference, the liberation of the concentration camps, the Atomic Test programme and the beginnings of the Space Race; the dominant political figures of the era - Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin; and contemporary icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn and Joe Di Maggio.

Lana'i Hawaii (USED)

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Latina Beauty (USED)

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The leading magazine by and for Latinas presents the first total beauty guide exclusively for the rapidly expanding market of Hispanic women.

Latina beauty is everywhere...Salma Hayek tamed Will Smith in Wild, Wild West... Christina Aguilera is storming the music charts...Jennifer Lopez is heating up the silver screen...In fact, the growth of the Latin market is nothing short of remarkable: from the salsa craze to Ricky Martin to the Taco Bell chihuahua, there's no question that the Latin moment has arrived! Today, Latina women are some of the most savvy, affluent, appearance-conscious consumers out there. Now there's a beauty book designed just for this dynamic audience of 11 million.

Compiled by the editors of Latina magazine, Latina Beauty fills a long-empty niche in the beauty book category. Featuring insider tips from the hottest stars, models, and beauty experts, it redefines total beauty from the unique perspective of the Hispanic woman. From the styling gel in their hair to the polish on their toes, Latinas take pride in their appearance--they love talking about it, learning about it, and experimenting with it every day. Gorgeously produced in full color, and packed with information, inspiration, and celebrity insight, Latina Beauty is the only guide they'll need, and the first guide to celebrate what makes Hispanic women so distinct, so powerful, and so beautiful.

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Learn to Draw Archie and Friends

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Recognized worldwide, and spanning several generations, the iconic characters of the Archie comics still entertain audiences today. One of the longest-running comic brands in history, 73 years since its introduction, Archie is going strong with 1.5 billion comics sold worldwide and more than 5 million comics sold annually in North America alone. The brand began a digital push in 2009 that has expanded to a digital comic app with over 12 million downloads, ranking in within the Top 25 comic apps, digital sales and social media syndication, and has 191K Facebook fans.

Walter Foster's Learn to Draw Archie & Friends encompasses all of the well-known characters and properties within the nostalgic brand, including Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie & the Pussycats, as well as Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty, and Veronica. Featuring the art and aesthetic of the original comic series, this title makes a covetable collector's item for anyone who grew up with Archie or is interested in learning to draw classic comic style art. With a section devoted to each property within the franchise, featuring historical anecdotes and facts as well as step-by-step drawing lessons, the adventures of Archie and his gang will continue on the sketchpads of artists everywhere.

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Learn to Draw Brave

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With a courageous and impetuous heroine leading the way, Disney/Pixar sets out on yet another extraordinary journey--this time across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland in Brave, which features Merida, a skilled archer and the daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh, and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old wise woman for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

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Learn to draw Family Guy

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Loved by millions of viewers across multiple networks, liked by more than 50 million Facebook fans, Family Guy has built a cult following since its debut in 1999. Now the entertaining personalities from the animated sitcom, and the humor that made it famous, can come to life on the drawing pads of aspiring artists everywhere. Learn to Draw Family Guy provides easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for artists and Family Guy fans of all ages and skill levels. Beginning with an introduction to material on the essentials for getting started, artists will enjoy learning to recreate their favorite personalities while learning interesting anecdotes and facts about the show. Sections of the book provide an overview of character and plot development throughout each season, allowing artists to learn the background and history of the infamously dysfunctional Griffin family and their Quahog, Rhode Island home. Featured subject matter includes drawing lessons on Peter, Lois, Brian, Meg, and Stewie, as well as other popular characters. Each project begins with a simple shape, such as a circle or square, and progresses to a finished final piece of artwork, making it easy for beginning artists to follow along. Whether artists are just starting to learn pencil drawing techniques or are at an advanced level of experience, the quality instructions and fun subject matter make this book an essential collection for any Family Guy fan.

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Learn to Draw Farm Animals

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Learn to Draw Rainforest and Jungle Animals

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Expanding the popular collection of animal books in the Learn to Draw Series, Learn to Draw Rainforest & Jungle Animals will teach kids how easy it is to draw a variety of exciting and exotic creatures from around the world. Each project starts with a basic shape and progresses with simple-to-follow steps to a finished realistic final colored artwork. While they're learning, kids will also discover fun facts about each featured animal.

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Learn to Draw the Best of Nickelodeon

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For years, Nickelodeon has been creating countless clever, funny, and entertaining TV shows, from SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, and The Fairly OddParents to The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Rocket Power, and Avatar. In Learn to Draw the Best of Nickelodeon, young artists and Nickelodeon fans alike will discover how to draw all of their favorite Nickelodeon characters from these shows and others. After introducing artists to the tools and materials they need to get started, a series of drawing exercises invites artists to warm up and learn a few basic drawing techniques. Then the real fun begins! Simple-to-follow step-by-step drawing lessons demonstrate just how easy it is to begin drawing favorite Nickelodeon characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Gary, Squidward Tentacles, and Sandy Cheeks, as well as other popular characters, including Cosmo, Timmy, Jimmy Neutron, Cindy Vortex, Otto Rocket, Tommy Pickles, Angelica Pickles, Aang, Appa, Katara, and scads more! Each drawing project starts with a basic line or shape, such as a circle, and then follows several progressive steps, each building on the previous, and culminating in a final color drawing. Additionally, each new step is shown in blue so young artists know exactly what with each new step. Along the way, professional Nickelodeon illustrators share helpful art tips and tricks for capturing each character's unique look and personality. With approachable projects and fun subject matter, this book will have young artists drawing their favorite Nickelodeon characters in no time!

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Learn to Draw Winnie the Pooh

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With Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh, artists-in-training will visit the Hundred-Acre Wood to draw all of Christopher Robin's stuffed-animal friends! This 64-page book includes drawing projects for Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and Christopher Robin himself.

Winnie the Pooh is a beloved character around the world. With a rich, storytelling heritage, Winnie the Pooh represents friendship, simple joys, and the curious yet gentle nature of a child's imagination. With this expanded edition of Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh, young artists will enjoy drawing their favorite honey-loving bear and his friends, including Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin and more.

The book opens by introducing artists to a small selection of essential drawing tools and materials, as well as a range of options for adding color. Artists are then guided through a warm-up with some quick and easy sketching exercises before moving on to the step-by-step drawing projects. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a circle or an oval, with each new step building upon the previous one, eventually progressing to a finished piece of artwork. New steps are shown in blue, so young artists know exactly what to draw next. The final step is to add color to the drawing with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or acrylic paints.

This beautifully illustrated 64-page book also features drawing tips from professional Disney storybook artists and brief character descriptions for a well-rounded and engaging learning experience. So grab your drawing pencils and take an artistic journey to the Hundred-Acre Wood with Learn to Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh!

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Leonardo Da Vinci; The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance (USED)

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The original "Renaissance Man" was a scientist, a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a military engineer, an inventor, and a musician. Although he died in 1519, he left a rich legacy of learning in scores of notebooks. These included the first detailed drawings of the human anatomy, pioneering notes on the structure and growth of plants, and even detailed diagrams of machinery from which modern-day engineers have constructed prototypes. His 15th century imagination envisaged tanks and helicopters, and he even used mirror (or backward) writing to protect his ideas. The genius of Leonardo da Vinci continues to inspire and to intrigue each new generation of students throughout the world.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

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Leonardo DaVinci; The Mind of the Renaissance (USED)

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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.
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Less is More (USED)

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This text explores the emerging less is more attitude in graphic design through work and insight from 96 of today''s hottest designers. Featured profiles examine the individual styles and influences of seven prominent designers.'
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Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 (USED)

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Literature and Photography in Transition, 1850-1915 examines how British and American writers used early photography and film as illustrations and metaphors. It concentrates on five figures in particular: Henry Mayhew, Robert Louis Stevenson, Amy Levy, William Dean Howells, and Jack London.

Made with Paper (USED)

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Magnificent West: Yosemite (USED)

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Make a Book

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A compact volume that's really seven books in one, Make a Book is an amazing value -- detailed background on the techniques and history of bookmaking accompanies full-color pull-out pages for six unique books to make and keep.
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Make It with Paper: Paper Animals (USED)

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Marketing and Buying Fine Art (USED)

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Establish a Web presence without tears Advice from an expert who is also an artist Artists, galleries, crafters, resellerswant to sell your art online? Here s the complete guide to establishing an effective Web site that will draw hits, promote sales, and establish a long-term, credible presence. Collectorswant to buy art online? Here s your book! Author Marques Vickers reveals emerging trends for artwork, plus opportunities for licensed products, barter, print on demand, and much more. Links to more than 1,200 relevant sites, plus clear, candid advice from an art expert, make this book an indispensable roadmap to online success."
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Mary Cassatt; Paintings and Prints (USED)

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Mary Cassatt's paintings and prints have long been treasured as some of the finest examples of Impressionist art. A rebel by the Victorian standards of her time, Mary Cassatt moved from the art schools of staid Philadelphia to the boulevards of Paris, where the young Impressionist movement was flourishing. Degas, her friend and mentor, encouraged her involvement in the new art movement.

Cassatt's luminous, observant, and innovative works-chiefly interiors with women and children-helped define Impressionism and have been compared to Raphael's paintings for their beauty and dignity. Frank Getlein, noted art critic and historian, has selected 72 of Cassatt's finest works, each reproduced here in full color. His accompanying text relates the intimate details of her life to her paintings while clearly defining her relation to fellow artists and her place in modern art.

The publication of this book marks the first time that so many of Cassatt's paintings and prints, some rarely seen by American audiences, have been made available at a popular price.

Mary Emmerling's American Country West (USED)

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Metropolitan Zoo (USED)

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Shows paintings, sculpture, watercolors, tapistries, and ceramics from around the world which feature lions, tigers, bears, squirrels, rabbits, monkeys, deer, elephants, fish, and birds.
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Micheangelo's Nose; A Myth and It's Maker (USED)

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An exploration of the ways in which Michelangelo created himself.

Michelangelo His Life Work and Times (USED)

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Monet's Years At Giverny (USED)

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This volume illustrates Monet's works from the last 40 years of his life at Giverny. It includes examples of the Haystacks, Poplars, Morning on the Seine, Japanese Footbridge and Water Lilies series, an account of Monet's life at Giverny and photographs of Monet and his house and garden.

Monumental Classic Architecture in Great Britain and Ireland (USED)

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Shows British churches, government offices, university buildings, museums, and railroad stations built in the Palladian, Greco-Roman, and Italian styles.

More Watercolor Lessons

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My big Book of Christmas: Coloring, Songs and Activities

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My Big Book of Christmas Coloring, Songs & Activities is filled with holiday games, puzzles, and activities for kids of all ages!

From word searches and crossword puzzles to holiday songs and recipes, My Big Book of Christmas Coloring, Songs & Activities is filled with activities for kids of all ages! Packed with 96 pages of holiday-themed projects, this book will keep kids entertained for the twelve days of Christmas and beyond. With tons of bright and colorful illustrations and plenty of Christmas cheer, My Big Book of Christmas Coloring, Songs & Activities is the perfect gift for kids to help build the excitement for the upcoming holiday season.

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My Passion for Design (USED)

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For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts. Now, in her first book, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her beautiful homes and collections. My Passion for Design focuses on the architecture and construction of her newest homes, the dream refuge that she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother, and grandparents. A culmination and reflection of Streisand's love of American architecture and design between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the book contains many of her own photographs of the rooms she has decorated, the furniture and art she has collected, and the ravishing gardens she has planted on her land on the California coast. In addition to glimpses of her homes, Barbra shares memories of her childhood, the development of her sense of style, and what collecting has come to mean to her. My Passion for Design is a rare and intimate private tour into the world of one of our most beloved stars. It will be welcomed by her many fans and all lovers of the great achievements of American design.

Neoclassicism: Masterpieces in Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (USED)

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New England Neon (USED)

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The golden age of neon in New England lasted more than 30 years, from the dark days of the Great Depression through the go-go years of the 1960s, but its spectacular legacy remains--if you know where to look. With dozens of original color photographs and informative text, New England Neon takes armchair travelers--and nostalgia lovers--up and down the main streets and back roads of the region, from the shores of Lake Champlain to the tip of Cape Cod. Photographed and written by Susan Mara Bregman, the volume celebrates the style and exuberance of these one-of-a-kind creations in Boston and Brattleboro, Kittery and Cranston, New Haven and Weirs Beach. Evoking an era when New England glowed at night, the book might make you want to go candlepin bowling or grab a hot wiener and a coffee milk.
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Newsletter Design; A STep by Step Guide to Creative Publications (USED)

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Newsletter Design A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Publications"Make it dramatic. Make it readable. Make it believable." Words ofadvice to those who plan, design, or edit newsletters from theauthor of Newsletter Design, Edward A. Hamilton. Follow the adviceof this designer of world-renowned publications and your newsletterwill never land in the junk-mail pile. You'll learn techniques usedby the most successful publications to attract readers and rivettheir attention. Included in this step-by-step guide:
* Planning visual content
* Fast-paced journalistic writing
* Forceful page layout
* Eye-catching graphics
* Strong, clear typography
* Powerful photojournalism
* Cost-wise production
From selecting a name, logotype, and cover design to going onpress, every element of producing a stand-out newsletter isexplained step-by-step in clear language. Principles are expressedin simple terms that apply equally to desktop publishing ortraditional T-square and typewriter. Layouts that are cluttered andcomplex--or bland and austere--can sabotage even the best editorialideas. The author shows you how to avoid the stock, "off-the-shelflook". You'll learn to master simple but powerful page layout, sparkling typography that promotes clarity, strength and elegance.you'll learn how to edit and design with compelling journalisticphotographs and vivid graphics. In addition, the book introduces atwelve-part grid design that not only opens up new creativepossibilities and relief from the standard three-column page, itworks perfectly with computer coordinates. There's plenty ofsupport for desktop publishers using WordPerfect, Lotus, Adobe, andQuark. You'll get tips for spicing up your pages with tables, charts, graphs, pictographs, and maps, using simple softwareprograms. It's all here. From logotype to printed pages, you won'tfind a more readable, on-the-money guide to designing newsletters.

Northern Printmakers: Shongauer to Rembrandt (USED)

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Nothing Obvious (USED)

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A woman in a space, all by herself, encountering the ever-shifting boundaries between outside and inside, flesh and soul, present and past -- Ornela Vorpsi's photographs trace experiences of interior spaces, as seen from the outside, with a rare sensual precision. At a time when the faux-casualness of snapshot aesthetics has become the hallmark of authenticity, Vorpsi draws on her knowledge of painting and performance art to create intense tableaux -- erotic, existential, and pure. Vorpsi uses great skill to lay bare emotional abysses and intensities that few have the courage to face. Lush colors and harsh blacks and whites, the body's physicality and the inquiring mind's restlessness: Vorpsi seamlessly incorporates these apparent contradictions in her work, leading the viewer into a labyrinth of torments and desires. Vorpsi's use of photography and new media is not guided by the will to create yet just another cheap thrill. Her truly new and unique images, firmly grounded in her familiarity with art history, force us to face up to the erotic and spiritual crises of today.

Painters in Paris: 1895-1950 (USED)

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Painting Chinese (USED)

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As Herbert Kohl approached seventy, he realized the image he had of himself (energetic man in midlife) was not in keeping with how he was viewed by others (wise grandfather figure). To counter the realization that he was growing old, Kohl, a staunch believer in lifelong learning, set out to try something new. While on a walk, he happened upon a painting studio and on a lark signed up for a beginning class. When Kohl arrived for his first lesson, he was surprised to see the students were Chinese children between the ages of four and seven.

Now, after three years of study, Kohl tells us what he learned from them. He shares the joys of trying to stay as fresh and unafraid as his young classmates and the wisdom he unexpectedly discovers in the formal tenets of Chinese landscape painting. As he advances into classes with older students, he reflects on how this experience allows him to accept and find comfort in aging. For anyone who feels stuck in the wearying repetition of everyday life, Kohl's adventures will clearly illustrate that you can never be too old to grow from new experiences.

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Painting Duck Decoys (USED)

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Carving and collecting duck decoys has never been more popular than it is today. But, while hobbyists have long been able to choose from a variety of books on decoy carving, there has been a need for an inexpensive, concise, complete and fully illustrated guide to painting decoys. This book fills that need. Now hobbyists - whether they make their own or purchase unfinished carvings - can learn to paint beautiful, realistic duck decoys in the most natural colors, with subtle shading and details.

"Painting Duck Decoys" is an easy-to-follow guide with step-by-step instructions for painting 13 species (male and female) of ducks: , MallardCommon Pintail Wood Duck Northern ShovelerAmerican WigeonBlue-winged TealGreen-winged TealBlack DuckCanvasbackRedheadGreater ScaupBuffleheadRed-breasted MerganserTwenty-four full-color plates show profiles and top views of each species, including inconspicuous areas that do not appear in other painting guides or even bird identification manuals. Scaled to half size, the illustrations offer detailed, accurate coloring information for both males and females.

Anthony Hillman, wildlife illustrator and decoy carver, gives expert advice on selecting brushes and paints (oil and acrylic), mixing colors and priming and sealing the wood, plus detailed instructions for applying paint to each part of your decoy - back, breast, tertials, speculum, primary wing feathers, tail and other specific areas. You'll even learn how to make painted feathers look fluffy! Included is a plate-by-plate list of colors needed to paint each bird.

Beginning and experienced decoy carvers and hobbyists will find "Painting Duck Decoys" an indispensable guide to creating elegantreplicas of wildfowl and developing painting techniques that will bring lasting pleasure and enjoyment.

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Painting Vintage Style

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Yesterday's classic signs are the inspiration for the vintage-looking paintings by author and decorative painter Debbie Cotton. Through ten projects, the author provides tips and techniques for painting vintage style.

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Painting Wildlife and Birds

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If you love the beauty of nature and wish you could paint the birds, animals, and flowers you see, this is the book for you. Willow Wolfe has a gift for painting and teaching the wonders of the natural world, and shares her techniques in a step-by-step format even the beginner can enjoy. Enjoy 17 magical projects as you learn to place sparkling highlights and deep, rich shadows. Willow shows simple ways to ehance your work with dimensional effects, stenciling, and collage. An experienced teacher as well as a talented artist, Willow Wolfe is an inspiring guide for your adventure in painting the natural world.

Pearl Harbor Extra (USED)

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The catastrophic events in the Pacific leading up to the U.S. entering World War II are reported as they happened in the local and national newspapers. Read about the attack in the December 7, 1941 edition of Honolulu Star Bulletin for a bird's eye view of the events. Both the US and Japanese papers are represented, accentuating the vast difference of perspective from both sides.
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Peasants Warriors and Wives; Popular Imagery in the Reformation (USED)

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In "Peasants, Warriors, and Wives," Keith Moxey examines woodcut images from the German Reformation that have often been ignored as a crude and inferior form of artistic production. In this richly illustrated study, Moxey argues that while they may not satisfy received notions of "art," they nevertheless constitute an important dimension of the visual culture of the period. Far from being manifestations of universal public opinion, as a cursory acquaintance with their subject matter might suggest, such prints were the means by which the reformed attitudes of the middle and upper classes were disseminated to a broad popular audience.
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Penguin the Magpie (USED)

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Penguin the Magpie is the extraordinary true story of recovery, hope, and courage as one injured bird and her human family learn to heal and celebrate life, featuring the gorgeous photography of Cameron Bloom and a captivating narrative by New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book Bradley Trevor Greive.

People around the world have fallen in love with Penguin the Magpie, a global social media sensation, and her adventures with her human family. But there is far more to Penguin's story than meets the eye. It all begins when Sam, Cameron Bloom's wife, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralyzed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest. The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness, and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam's spirits. Penguin's resilience demonstrates that, however bleak things may seem, compassion, friendship, and support can come from unexpected places ensuring there will always be better days ahead. This plucky little magpie reminds us all that, no matter how lost, fragile, or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole.

People of Yellowstone (USED)

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Permissions A Survival Guide; Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property (USED)

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it's a good bet that at least half of those words relate to the picture's copyright status. Art historians, artists, and anyone who wants to use the images of others will find themselves awash in byzantine legal terms, constantly evolving copyright law, varying interpretations by museums and estates, and despair over the complexity of the whole situation. Here, on a white--not a high--horse, Susan Bielstein offers her decades of experience as an editor working with illustrated books. In doing so, she unsnarls the threads of permissions that have ensnared scholars, critics, and artists for years.

Organized as a series of "takes" that range from short sidebars to extended discussions, Permissions, A Survival Guide explores intellectual property law as it pertains to visual imagery. How can you determine whether an artwork is copyrighted? How do you procure a high-quality reproduction of an image? What does "fair use" really mean? Is it ever legitimate to use the work of an artist without permission? Bielstein discusses the many uncertainties that plague writers who work with images in this highly visual age, and she does so based on her years navigating precisely these issues. As an editor who has hired a photographer to shoot an incredibly obscure work in the Italian mountains (a plan that backfired hilariously), who has tried to reason with artists' estates in languages she doesn't speak, and who has spent her time in the archival trenches, she offers a snappy and humane guide to this difficult terrain.

Filled with anecdotes, asides, and real courage, Permissions, A Survival Guide is a unique handbook that anyone working in the visual arts will find invaluable, if not indispensable.

Personal Visions (USED)

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Phantom of the Isles; Further Tales from the Haunted Realm (USED)

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Ten years ago, Simon Marsden began visiting the remote, ancient houses and castles of Britain. In this second volume, more of his photographs taken by an infra-red technique, reveal his research into the hauntings of another 60 locations.

Photographic History of the Civil War (USED)

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