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Photographing Your Artwork; A Step-by-Step Guide to Taking High Quality Slides at an Affordable Price (USED)

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Photography and Psychoanalysis (USED)

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This concise, illustrated, work informs about the histories of photography and psychoanalysis. It describes how they came together in the 20th Century to revolutionize political propaganda and sales messages. It references the works of several 20th Century and contemporary photographers including: Edward Steichen, Brian Duffy, Helmut Newton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nan Goldin, Gregory Crewdson, Larry Clark, and Wang Qingsong. It includes a chapter summarizing and critiquing many of the thoughts of the philosopher and activist Susan Sontag, as well as being completely up-to-date with a Chapter about photographers Cindy Sherman and Miru Kim. The book demonstrates how images may be understood, and interpreted, using the ideas of Freud, Jung and Lacan. Written in simple language this isn't a work about how to make technically 'better' images, but rather a book to help you understand the psychological impact of images. You are introduced to various characters who influenced the development of both photography and psychoanalysis during the 19th and 20th centuries, and you are helped to appreciate the impact they continue to have today. Psychological and photographic concepts are added into the narrative until it becomes possible to look at examples of contemporary advertising images and campaigns using appropriate tools. Later, the text moves to look at the development of art, and domestic photography, including the force that commercial photography places upon these. In a relatively short journey you are guided through psychoanalysis and systems theory, photography, surrealism, advertising and much more. "This is your chance to understand, and free your mind from, assaults by those images which, every day, make you feel less, and less, happy, unless you buy, buy, buy." If you sell products, or services, it will help you to create more effective advertisements.

Photography: A Fine Art (USED)

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Pictoral History of Steam Power (USED)

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Pinterest Perfect: Creative prompts and pinworthy projects inspired by the artistic community

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Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing social media sites on the Internet -- especially among creative professionals and arts & crafts enthusiasts. Beautifully designed to emulate the clean, elegant aesthetics of Pinterest that users recognize and love, Pinterest Perfect! features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizeable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere. Filled with step-by-step projects, tutorials, art tips, and crafting techniques on everything from drawing, painting, and illustration to mixed media, typography, and papercrafts, each featured artist shares her unique art style with readers in an interactive and engaging format. Each section features a brief introduction to the artist, followed by four to six easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects and/or art techniques. Open practice pages at the end of each section invite readers to brainstorm, sketch, and collect inspiration for their own artistic projects. In addition, useful sidebars throughout the book share tips for using Pinterest efficiently and effectively, as a hobbyist and professional artist. Sidebar topics include creating a virtual artist morgue, collaborating with others on community boards, using boards to promote a business or share a portfolio, and much more. One part inspiration, one part how-to, and filled to the brim with color, inspiration, and beautiful artwork, Pinterest Perfect! is the picture-perfect visual resource for any artist, crafter, or creative Pinterest enthusiast.

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Pottery on the Wheel (USED)

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In "Pottery on the Wheel, " Elsbeth S. Woody provides step-by-step instruction for the novice potter in the art of throwing basic ceramic forms. In simple and precise language accompanied by over 250 black-and-white photographs, Woody discusses the tools of the trade and illustrates how to wedge clay, how to throw cylindrical and open shapes, and then how to trim them. With sections for specialized and advanced throwing, throwing specific forms such as teapots and pitchers, as well as appendixes on clays, glazes, kilns, and firing, Woody provides all the elements necessary for the beginner to develop fully his or her own signature style.

Prado Madrid (USED)

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Ralph Masiello's Farm Drawing Book

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With a chick, chick here, and a billy goat there, Old Masiello had a farm. Young artists can learn to draw chickens, cows, horses, pigs, and a barnyard full of animals in this easy step-by-step drawing book. Ralph even shows how to draw a tractor and a barn! Extra challenges help more advanced artists complete their farm scenery with grass, flowers, fences, and more! The latest addition to Ralph Masiello's drawing book series is sure to appeal to kids who love to draw.
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Rembrandt: The Old Testament (USED)

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Rembrandt was a Dutch painter and the son of a prosperous miller. Universally regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time, Rembrandt often turned to Scripture for inspiration. Rembrandt: The Old Testament features reproductions of 69 color oils, drawings and black-and-white etchings of such subjects as Abraham and Isaac, Noah's ark, Moses and the burning bush, Daniel in the lion's den, and David and Goliath.

Renoir: A Retrospective (USED)

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Rhode Island; A Scenic Discovery (USED)

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Ribbon Crafts

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This book provides a reference for all kinds of crafts that involve ribbon. It includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques as well as projects to accompany each area of ribbon crafting. This is a comprehensive guide as compared to most books on ribbon crafts that are specific by technique or end result (ribbon flowers, silk ribbon embroidery, making bows). This book explores a wide range of techniques and end products, using all kinds of ribbon, making it an essential reference for all craft enthusiasts. It includes ideas and projects for scrapbooking, home décor, general crafting, and fashion.

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San Francisco: Photographs by Santi Visalli (USED)

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A lavishly illustrated celebration of San Franscisco takes readers on a visual tour of the city's most beautiful sights--the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Lombard Hill, among others.
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Scrapbooks: Everything You Need to Know to Make Amazing Pages

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Whether you are an experienced scrapbook enthusiast or just getting started, this book offers a treasure trove of page designs and great ideas. Readers will find dozens of recipes that show how to use a full range of art and craft materials to create beautiful and unique enhancements for scrapbook pages. Each recipe includes a complete explanation of the materials, shows several variation ideas, and includes complete instructions.

You will learn how to use special embellishments to add personal style and pizazz to your treasured scrapbook pages, such as ribbons, silver charms, foil, beads, and other objects of significance such as keepsakes, keys, jewelry, and coins.

This book is the most comprehensive technique book for scrap booking, and one you will refer to over and over again for inspiration.

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Secret Tokyo: Color Your Way to Calm

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A coloring book that will relax and inspire--all the while transporting you to the beautiful and elegant Japan.
Get your pens out, open this book, and discover Japan. Stop before the shop windows of Tokyo and get lost in the bustle of this futuristic glittering city. Or make your way to Kyoto, where an endless string of lanterns illuminates the night sky.
Let your pens and pencils replace your camera to capture the beauty of the kimonos, umbrellas, kites and landscapes that are found on these pages. Best of all, feel the stress melt away as your inner artist comes alive.
Appealing to all ages, this intricate coloring book will inspire and delight.
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Send Something Beautiful:Fold, Pull, Print, cut and turn paper into collectible keepsakes and memorable amil (USED)

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In a digital age where apps, social media, and mobile devices rule our daily lives, the desire to send - and receive - personalized cards and gifts has never been more appealing. "Send Something Beautiful" allows individuals to break away from the chaotic world and engage in creating something meaningful and aesthetically pleasing. This book encourages artists to make and then give - or send - something beautiful, from a handcrafted personalized pop-up card to a calligraphic love letter enclosed in an exquisitely lined, hand-folded envelope. Whether looking for new ways to correspond or just for the love of crafting with paper, "Send Something Beautiful" has a little something for every art enthusiast. From paper engineering techniques to an array of unique ideas, the 25 inspiring projects in this book are sure to spark creativity and an everlasting love for the art of handmade cards and gifts. Readers will discover how to layer, fold, and perforate; use templates; employ typography; create freehand designs; and craft with purpose, as well as learn to make seals, envelopes, tags, labels, greeting cards, and more. "Send Something Beautiful" is the perfect resource for crafters of all skill levels, featuring a wide array of creative projects and ideas.

Serena Perrone; Reverie (USED)

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Sewing Vintage Aprons: Classic Aprons for Today's Lifestyle

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For decades, smart stylish women have worn different aprons to suit their various needs. They are a must-have in the kitchen and elsewhere. This book brings new life to vintage styled aprons that women of today will find irresistible.

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Slow: Life in a Tuscan Village (USED)

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SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town is an unprecedented photographic personal journey into the heart of hidden Tuscany that celebrates the principles that define the Slow Food movement and pays tribute to the region's kaleidoscope of vibrant characters, whose shared culture revolves around the everyday pleasure of growing, preparing, and eating food.

With an anecdotal charm reminiscent of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence, Douglas Gayeton's interplay of pictures and words conveys a thrilling narrative that transports you halfway around the globe to the charming town of Pistoia, nestled in the outskirts of Florence. There we meet the mushroom hunters and sheep farmers, the winemakers and fishermen, the bakers, butchers and chocolate makers whose lives are profoundly bound to the rhythms of nature. It is a riveting story told in a riveting way: each image comprised of multiple photographs taken over a period of time that can range anywhere from ten minutes to several hours, and layered with Gayeton's handwritten notes, recipes, facts, and sayings. With this process, Gayeton has managed to introduce the concept of story and time; both compressed and exploded, into his portraits. The result is a photographic approach critics have dubbed flat film; the effect is exhilarating.

As Gayeton observes, "What my eyes saw was always grander than any lens could capture...How could I introduce the presence of time, of an emerging and evolving story comprised of not one, but many moments, into a single photograph?" In the accompanying text, Gayeton offers an absorbing first person account of his immersion into rural Italian culture, offering an intimacy that draws us deeper into this romantic and rustic world. A photographer, a pioneering new media creator, a wonderful writer and an award winning documentarian, Gayeton is passionately interested in food, culture, art, and people.

Squares and Fountains of Rome (USED)

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Stained Glass Windows Coloring Book (USED)

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This is more than a coloring book - it's a way for you to make your own stained glass windows! Each of these striking stained glass window designs (from the peak of the art in France, Germany, England and Austria) has been reproduced on translucent paper so that you can mount it in your window (or use it for a lampshade) when you have finished coloring it.

Steichen at War (USED)

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Stone Carvers (USED)

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For centuries, stone carvers have enhanced buildings ranging from the Gothic cathedrals of Europe to the Beaux-Arts skyscrapers of New York. Steeped in tradition and skilled in an exacting craft, these master artisans have contributed much to some of the 20th century's most celebrated civic and religious monuments, but they have rarely received individual recognition for their work.

Story of Painting from Cave Painting to Modern Times (USED)

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Summit (USED)

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Sunkissed (USED)

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During Hollywood's golden age, models and wannabe movie starlets posed in poolside chaise lounges barely clad in swimwear fashions of the day. Although bathing suit styles changed over the years, those sun-kissed bodies sporting clingy swatches of colorful material were appreciatively admired no matter what they wore. In SUNKISSED, photographer and portrait artist Joshua Curtis spotlights sexy sunwear and swimwear--and the lovely ladies who modeled it--from 1930 through 1950. Sharing just a small portion of his extensive memorabilia collection, Curtis has culled more than 300 archival images for this unprecedented volume. Through informative captions and a lively introduction, SUNKISSED reveals the women behind the bandeaus, with lively descriptions of who these gorgeous women were once they stepped off the pool deck and out of their swimsuits. Sun worshipers of every generation will enjoy the nostalgic pictures of bathing beauties found between these SUNKISSED covers. Dive in and bathe in the glowing images that prompted decades of beach-bound desires.
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Super Gods (USED)

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From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind's great modern myth: the superhero
The first superhero comic ever published, "Action Comics no. 1" in 1938, introduced the world to something both unprecedented and timeless: Superman, a caped god for the modern age. In a matter of years, the skies of the imaginary world were filled with strange mutants, aliens, and vigilantes: Batman, Wonder Woman, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and the X-Men--the list of names as familiar as our own. In less than a century, they've gone from not existing at all to being everywhere we look: on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and dreams. But what are they trying to tell us?
For Grant Morrison, arguably the greatest of contemporary chroniclers of the "superworld," these heroes are powerful archetypes whose ongoing, decades-spanning story arcs reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them we tell the story of ourselves, our troubled history, and our starry aspirations. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Morrison draws on art, science, mythology, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of the superhero--why they matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are . . . and what we may yet become.

Symbolists and Symbolism (USED)

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Ten Years Charlotte Street Foundation (USED)

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The American Bandana: Culture on Cloth from George Washington to Elvis (USED)

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Traces the history of the bandanna, describing how the images pictured on them reflect over two hundred years of American life.

The Art of George Stubbs (USED)

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A portrait of the painter presents his celebrated horse images and explores his fascination with anatomy and dissection, as well as his erratic relationship with the establishment.

The Art of Landscape and Seascape Painting (USED)

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The Art of Paper Crafts (USED)

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The Artist's Way (USED)

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"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love." --Elizabeth Gilbert

The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist's life. Still as vital today--or perhaps even more so--than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist's Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist's Way for a new century.

The Body: Photographs of the Human Form (USED)

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The Great Wall; From Beginning to End (USED)

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It is arguably the greatest feat of civil engineering in history, and indisputably earth s largest single cultural relic: begun during the Qin Dynasty (around 208 BC) and completed nearly 1,800 years later during the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall of China spans more than 4,000 miles. At the dawn of the Beijing Olympics, the eyes of all the world are upon it.
Two men who navigated every inch of the Wall have collaborated on a lavishly-illustrated tribute to this amazing structure. Michael Yamashita, an award-winning "National Geographic" photographer, spent a year shooting the Wall, its environs, and the people who live in its shadow, for the magazine. One hundred and sixty of his magnificent photos grace this volume, which features text by William Lindesay, who not only conducts tours of the Wall and spearheads the movement to preserve it, but has actually run its entire length. Broken into three sections, "The Great Wall" provides an overview that debunks myths and dishes up rare facts and figures, a comprehensive history that proceeds dynasty by dynasty through its construction, and an account of Lindesay s personal experiences of the Wall."

The Life, Times and Art of Rembrandt (USED)

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The National Museum of American History (USED)

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The North Light Illustrated Book of Paintings Techniques (USED)

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Illustrations and explanations of 45 painting techniques, with demonstrations of how they apply to specific painting subjects.
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The Outrageously Big Activity, Play and Project Book (USED)

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'The Outrageously Big Activity, Play and Project Book' contains ideas for any occasion. Included are over 200 projects for children of all ages, with step-by-step photography to illustrate each project.
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The Passion of the Christ (USED)

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"The Passion" is a visual portrayal of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus. Gripping photos taken on the set of Mel Gibson's new film, "The Passion of Christ, " together with the biblical narratives in the New Living Translation, present the story in vivid detail. A sweeping presentation of the Passion story in powerful images that will enhance the movie experience! “This is a movie about love, hope, faith, and forgiveness. He [Jesus] died for all mankind, suffered for all of us. It's time to get back to that basic message. The world has gone nuts. We could all use a little more love, faith, hope, and forgiveness.” —Mel Gibson, Icon Productions

the Photographic Work of Calvert Richard jones (USED)

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Looking at the creative work of Calvert Richard Jones, this book aims to give overdue recognition to him as an important figure in the formative years of modern photography. An introduction by John Ward places the photographer in context, and a survey of his photographs is arranged by subject.
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The Photography Book (USED)

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This is a mini edition of The Photography Book, containing every sort of photography, from pictures of famous events such as the Royal Wedding and the first landing on the moon, to familiar shots by the masters of photography such as Bill Brandt and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

The Saints (USED)

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The Soviet Image: A Hundred Years of Photographs from Inside the TASS Archives (USED)

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For the first time, the Russian news agency TASS has opened its complete photographic archives to create an unprecedented and uncensored look at the last 100 years of life in the Soviet Union and the new Russia. Featuring more than 300 astonishing photographsmany never before publishedthese images capture the daily life of a people through the dramatic sweep of Russian history, from royalty to revolution and the rise and fall of communism. Illuminated by informative essays and extended captions that provide context on the times and the photographs, this is the definitive visual record of Russian history as seen through Russian eyes.
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The Still Life Sketching Bible; Essential Drawing and Sketching Techniques to Improve Your Skills (USED)

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Contains essential drawing and sketching techniques to improve your skills, whether you're a novice or expert. With specific, illustrated techniques designed to enhance your own skills, this is an invaluable resource for any artist. Over 40,000 copies sold worldwide.
"The Still Life Sketching Bible "is especially designed for artists of all levels, beginner to advanced, who are looking to hone their skills in a specific style of artwork. The books are 6.5in x 8in, hardcover with an internal spiral binding so they lay open flat as readers follow the steps on their own canvas or paper. The book is beautifully illustrated and contains hundreds of colorful pieces of artwork, photographs, and helpful diagrams. Step-by-step instructions help guide artists through the learning process.
This resource begins with a description of the equipment and techniques that still life artists need to get started, and moves in to step-by-step description of making pictures, including the composition, viewpoint and lighting; and drawing in context, which helps artists see unique details in their compositions. A gallery of still life sketches, and subjects will provide readers with plenty of inspiration as they begin their journey toward perfecting their still life sketches.
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The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright (USED)

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Frank Lloyd Wright was a genius architect and furniture designer, and his work continues to draw great interest and admiration to this day. This beautifully written and illustrated book looks at Wright's often tempestuous and sometimes tragic life and career, with hundreds of photographs of his existing buildings and other works, as well as archival pictures of those that have been destroyed.
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The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (USED)

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This reference work deals with all aspects of Western art from 1300 to the present day. It provides information on painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, technical processes, terminology, theory, schools, movements, patrons and collecting, and much more.

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (USED)

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Those Who Came Before (USED)

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