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Bob Dylan Play Book
Bob Dylan Play Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1851498214

Bob Dylan is awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". Now you can create, color, and interact with his clothes, his songs, and the key people and places in the career of the legendary singer-songwriter and now Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.- A must-have for all Bob Dylan fans and those that aren't yet fans- The ultimate collector's activity-book to be approached with glue, scissors and coloring pencils, dedicated to all the fans of the legendary singer-songwriterBeginning with rockabilly, moving on to folk music, sliding over to electric, and falling into a psychedelic phase, like a chameleon Bob Dylan has changed his skin repeatedly over the years, juggling his image with apparent ease and subverting the prevailing social and aesthetic models each time. His Supro guitar and the leather jacket - reminiscent of James Dean; the muse of his hobo period Suze Rotolo and his legendary Triumph Bonneville; the Newport Jazz Festival and the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village: artist Matteo Guarnaccia has documented this pilgrimage of styles stage by stage, year by year, with a wealth of detail. The clothes, faces, music and places of those years become subjects to color in, paper-dolls to dress, and board games to assemble, while the characters of his songs provide the members of a colorful circus.This is the ultimate collector's activity-book to be approached with glue, scissors and coloring pencils, dedicated to all the fans of the legendary singer-songwriter.

Sacred Geometry Coloring Book
Sacred Geometry Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1620556529

Beautiful line-art depictions of the intricate paintings of visionary artist Francene Hart

- Includes 45 illustrations to color based on the art of Hart's popular Sacred Geometry Oracle Deck and Sacred Geometry Cards for the Visionary Path

- Each piece is accompanied by brief, insightful commentary about the symbols and animals shown

- Intertwines the complex forms of Sacred Geometry with the beauty of Nature, including dolphins, dragonflies, trees, and many other forms and symbols

Experience firsthand the beauty of Nature's animal and plant kingdoms intertwined with the wonders of Sacred Geometry and Spirit as you color the intricate and divine paintings of visionary artist Francene Hart.

Drawing on the imagery from her popular Sacred Geometry Oracle Deck and Sacred Geometry Cards for the Visionary Path, this coloring book contains 45 illustrations of Hart's renowned Sacred Geometry paintings and drawings. Each piece is accompanied by a brief yet insightful commentary explaining the meaning behind the symbols and animals shown and offering inspiration to open your awareness to how these shapes influence our reality and tune your energies. From dolphins and dragonflies, the elements and celestial bodies, to the power of the torus, labyrinths, and the Flower of Life, this coloring book will lead you on a contemplative journey into the interconnected realms of Sacred Geometry, Nature, and Spirit while supporting your sense of wholeness and joy.
Postsecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
Postsecret
Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060899190

"A fascinating public airing of private thoughts--some dark, others funny, endearing or disturbing--written on homemade postcards. . . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you." --TIME.com

A fascinating, addictively compelling look at people's deepest secrets, told through anonymously submitted postcards.

Frank Warren is the founder and curator of the PostSecret project. For the project, which was started in October 2004, Warren asked people to write a secret they had never told anyone on a handmade postcard and mail it to him. He then displayed selected cards--the authors are anonymous--on his website, www.postsecret.com. The response was overwhelming, and the cards are astonishing in their honesty and creativity. Each card bears an intimate, powerful, or even chilling sentiment, told through handmade illustrations, photographs, collages, and other creative means. Among the thousands of amazing cards Warren received are the following messages:

- "Sometimes when I'm having sex with my wife I'm thinking of my mom..."

- "He's been in prison for two years because of what I did. Nine more to go..."

- "I waste office supplies because I hate my boss."

- "I am a Southern Baptist pastor's wife. No one knows that I do not believe in God."

- "I have to shave my toes... (I am a woman...)"

For the book Warren has personally selected about 300 postcards that powerfully reflect the unique essence of this remarkable project.



The Mini Mandala Coloring Book
The Mini Mandala Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1611801761
48 portable mandala designs to color that provide a pathway to deeper meaning and personal growth--from the author of the popular Coloring Mandalas series.

Coloring the traditional circular designs known as mandalas is a meditative practice, a healing exercise in times of crisis, and a pleasurable act of creativity. As a symbol of the Self, the mandala provides a connection to our innermost being. The forty-eight drawings presented here for coloring include designs inspired by forms of nature, Native American and Tibetan sand paintings, Hindu yantras, Turkish mosaics, and the art of M. C. Escher. These mandalas are organized according to the Great Round of Mandala, a scheme of twelve archetypal stages that represents a complete cycle of personal growth. Thus, to do the coloring book from start to finish will carry the reader through a balanced experience of change, guided by the accompanying text.
Art of Decorative Matting
Art of Decorative Matting
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558215697
Step-by-step instructions for making 37 decorated mats for professional-quality picture framing.
The (Moving) Pictures Generation: The Cinematic Impulse in Downtown New York Art and Film
The (Moving) Pictures Generation
The Cinematic Impulse in Downtown New York Art and Film
Hardcover      ISBN: 0230341446

Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice.

Against Transmission: Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time
Against Transmission
Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 1474293093

Against Transmission introduces the technical history and phenomenology of media, a field of study that explains the characteristics of contemporary life by looking to the technical properties of machines. By studying the engineering of signal processing, the book interrogates how the understanding of media-as-machine exposes us to a particular phenomenological relationship to the world, asking: what can the hardware of machines that segment information into very small elements tell us about experiences of time, memory and history?

This book offers both a detailed and radical investigation of the technical architecture of media such as television, computers, cameras, and cinematography. It achieves this through in-depth archive research into the history of the development of media technology, combined with innovative readings of key concepts from philosophers of media such as Harold A. Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Friedrich Kittler, Siegfried Zielinski and Wolfgang Ernst.

Teaming philosophical inquiry with thorough technical and historical analysis, in a broad range of international case studies, from early experimental cinema and television to contemporary media art and innovative hardware developments, Barker shows how the technical discoveries made in these contexts have engineered the experiences of time in contemporary media culture.
Against Transmission: Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time
Against Transmission
Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time
Paperback      ISBN: 1474293107

In Against Transmission Barker rethinks the history of audio-visual media as a history of analytical instruments. Rather than viewing media history as the commonly told story of synthetic media (media that make a new whole from connecting separate parts), by focusing on the analytical function of mediation Against Transmission is able to focus on the way that media that have historically been used to count, measure and analyse experience still continue to provide the condition for contemporary life. By studying the engineering of transmission, transduction and storage through the prism of process philosophy, the book interrogates how the understanding of media-as-machine may offer new ways to describe a particular phenomenological relationship to the world, asking: what can the hardware of machines that segment information into very small elements tell us about experiences of time, memory and history?

This book investigates the technical architecture of media such as television, computers, cameras, and cinematography. It achieves this through in-depth archive research into the history of the development of media technology, including innovative readings of key concepts from philosophers of media such as Harold A. Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Friedrich Kittler, Siegfried Zielinski and Wolfgang Ernst.

Teaming philosophical inquiry with thorough technical and historical analysis, in a broad range of international case studies, from early experimental cinema and television to contemporary media art and innovative hardware developments, Barker shows how the technical discoveries made in these contexts have engineered the experiences of time in contemporary media culture.
Alexander Ponomarev: The Second Voyage
Alexander Ponomarev
The Second Voyage
Hardcover      ISBN: 8891822833
This eagerly awaited first monograph focuses on Alexander Ponomarev, one of Russia's most eminent and singular contemporary artists.

Alexander Ponomarev is one of Russia's most widely known contemporary artists, renowned both at home and abroad. In 2014, he was featured in Time magazine as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers thanks to the vast range of devices he employs to express his ideas, such as drawings, vast, complex installations, and a variety of technologies. He also captures some of the planet's most extreme and least accessible landscapes, symbolizing what he views as a world that is culturally and morally adrift.

The themes he tackles are those he considers of critical relevance to today's world: the rapport between science and art, the exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic, the retrieval of ancient engineering traditions vs. today's advanced technologies, and the crucial and urgent issue of climate change.

The volume includes two ample introductory essays describing his position in the Russian context of art production over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and his roots in the artistic and humanist culture of the early modern era (Vitruvius, Leonardo, Titian, and the major geographical explorations, etc.).

Andro Wekua
Andro Wekua
Hardcover      ISBN: 3037645318

Georgian artist Andro Wekua (born 1977) uses painting, collage, drawing, installation, sculpture and film to reflect on childhood, memory and political history in his depictions of fictional and dream-like realities, documented in this first comprehensive publication.