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Wallpaper: The Ultimate Guide
Wallpaper
The Ultimate Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 1590204344

This stunning book gets to the heart of the exciting contemporary wallpaper scene. Dividing the book into the three main areas of design - pasted pictures, fabulous florals and architectural illusions each section starts with what is happening now, then traces the history back through the key moments, developments, designers and manufacturers to the origins of the style. New young designers and established manufacturers, funky new layered images and classic designs, the latest visual technology and hand-painted historical scenes.

Each section also explains how to use this type of wallpaper in a variety of ways and rooms to obtain different effects. Expert advice on working out color schemes, mixing florals with geometrics, using large and small prints, zoning and other techniques is included.
Geometry and the Visual Arts
Geometry and the Visual Arts
Paperback      ISBN: 048624458x

The origins of geometry are rooted in the ancient civilization of Egypt and Babylon. The Greeks developed its primitive beginnings into a science changing forever man's concept of space and proportions. In this lucid work, noted professor of mathematics Dan Pedoe (University of Minnesota) takes a provocative look at the crucial importance of geometry in the development of Western aesthetics. The author traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its fundamental importance to artists, scientists, architects, philosophers, and others.
Special chapters focus on Vitruvius, Albrecht D rer, and Leonardo da Vinci, clearly outlining the interrelationship of their own artistic development and the guiding principles of geometry. 136 figures illustrate the text in addition to 24 plates. This wide-ranging survey addresses a broad expanse of intellectual territory, covering: projective geometry, mathematical curves, theories of perspective and architectural form, concepts of space and much more; making precise and perceptive references to the works of Plato, Walt Whitman, Pythagoras, Shakespeare, Einstein, Michelangelo, Swift, van Gogh, and other great minds.
Exercises are given at the end of each chapter for those who wish to experience the aesthetic appeal of geometry by carrying out simple constructions, inventing patterns, drawing and stitching curves and envelopes, and finally, venturing into the students, teachers, and all those who delight in the beauty of geometric forms, the work is an indispensable addition to your bookshelf and a lasting delight to the mind and eye.

Cats in Paris: A Magical Coloring Book
Cats in Paris
A Magical Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0399578277
This gorgeously illustrated adult coloring book draws readers into the secret world of cats in Paris as they explore the city's most famous (and feline-friendly) spots.

Say bonjour to the cats of Paris as they slink through its fabled streets and alleyways, from Montmartre to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and into a feline-filled land of playful imagination. Featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings of tabbies, Persians, Siamese, and more, this evocative coloring book's frisky kitties lie in wait for your colorful stylings.
Impressionist Art 1860-1920
Impressionist Art 1860-1920
Hardcover      ISBN: 3822896543
Coloring Paris: Featuring the Artwork of Celebrated Illustrator Tomislav Tomic
Coloring Paris
Featuring the Artwork of Celebrated Illustrator Tomislav Tomic
Paperback      ISBN: 1600584004

Pictura showcases a stunning range of art to collect and admire and encourages beginning to advanced artists to put their own stamp of creativity on the artwork by coloring it in. Its unique accordion foldout format makes it an attractive decorative piece that can be displayed and shared with others. Some of the world's most famous and respected illustrators set the foundation of the artwork by creating beautiful, original, and imaginative scenes. It is up to the individual to color in these spectacular settings, enhancing the scenes and adding their own personal touch. Coloring Paris features the unique art of talented artist Tomislav Tomic, whose style is so detailed and precise that his drawings take on an engraved look. Through Tomislav's beautiful renderings of Paris, circa 1900, artists are transported to a city filled with excitement as it holds the World's Fair. On the flip side of the panel, artists can learn more about the featured landmarks and how to draw a hot air balloon and your own Parisian scene. With so many details packed into an 8-panel display, Coloring Paris invites artists to explore an exciting time and place in history in the comfort of their own home.

Basic Figure Drawing Techniques
Basic Figure Drawing Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 0891345515
  • How to mix every color you need from a basic palette

  • Pages of detailed at-a-glance color charts

  • Mixing with both dry and water-soluble pencils

  • Ideas for mixing a wide range of greens

  • The best mixture for deep, rich colors

  • Useful techniques for blending and overlaying

  • Technical information on pigments
  • The Artist's Bible
    The Artist's Bible
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0785830189

    The Artist's Bible is a wonderful reference for any experienced or novice artist. Whatever medium you prefer ?¬ ?pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, multimedia ?¬ ?this book, with its themed sections, provides tips, trade secrets and time and money savings advice that you can't afford to be without.

    Crammed with over 400 ingenious solutions to every conceivable painting problem, our team of experienced professional artists, all with many years of painting behind them, share their invaluable advice on subjects as diverse as speeding up slow drying washes, making tricky paint behave itself, creating convincing skin tones and capturing the delicacy of flower structures.

    Each tip is fully illustrated with both step-by-step sequences and exemplary finished works, making this book a resource that will have a place on your shelf for many years to come.

    Creative Illustration & Beyond
    Creative Illustration & Beyond
    Paperback      ISBN: 1600583725

    You learned the fine art of doodling with Walter Foster's bestselling Creative Doodling & Beyond. Now take your doodled designs to the next level with the entertaining, engaging, and creative ideas and activities in Creative Illustration & Beyond. From illustrating characters from basic shapes and stylizing everyday objects to creating dynamic illustrative layouts and intricately rendered word art, professional artist Stephanie Corfee captivates and charms doodle enthusiasts and aspiring illustrators from the very first page of this colorful and interactive illustration journal. After a brief introduction to illustration tools and materials, Stephanie dives right in with imaginative warm-up exercises, followed by motivating prompts to get the creative juices flowing. Next, an assortment of step-by-step projects guides readers through the creative process for transforming doodles and designs into inviting and colorful illustrations that can be used for a variety of purpose, including postcards, stationery, scrapbook pages, wall art, room d cor, jewelry, and much more Throughout the book, artists are invited to practice their techniques, sketch concepts, make notes, and brainstorm creative illustration ideas right inside the beautifully designated spaces. The perfect follow-up to Creative Doodling & Beyond, Creative Illustration & Beyond is as approachable to the beginner as it is appealing to lifelong doodlers and illustrators of all skill levels. Packed with inspiration, tips, and stunning illustrations designed to encourage and educate, this engaging and colorful book is sure to delight the doodler at heart.

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
    Paperback      ISBN: 0874770882

    Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills. Simultaneous. Hardcover available. 35,000 first printing.

    Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces
    Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1581802161
    Draw amazingly accurate portraits starting today

    Even if you're an absolute beginner, you can render strikingly realistic faces and self-portraits Instructor and FBI-trained artist Carrie Stuart Parks makes it simple with foolproof step-by-step instructions that are fun and easy to follow. You'll quickly begin to:

    - Master proportions and map facial features accurately
    - Study shapes within a composition and draw them realistically
    - Use value, light and shading to add life and depth to any portrait
    - Render tricky details, including eyes, noses, mouths and hair

    Proven, hands-on exercises and before-and-after examples from Parks' students ensure instant success It's all the guidance and inspiration you need to draw realistic faces with precision, confidence and style