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Peanuts: A Golden Celebration
Peanuts
A Golden Celebration
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062702440

Will Charlie Brown ever get to kick the footballs? Will Schroeder finally return Lucy's love? Will Linus give up his security blanket? Will Peppermint Party ever pass a test? And, most importantly will Snoopy--that canine literary ace--ever be published?

"To take a blank piece of paper and draw characters that people love and worry about is extremely satisfying. It really does not matter what you are called or where your work is placed as long as it brings some kind of joy to some person some place." -- Charles Schulz

Peanuts: A Golden Celebration honors the momentous 50th anniversary of Charlie Brown and the gang with over 1,000 carefully selected strips that tell the story of Peanutslike no other book before. In Schulz's own words we learn how he came to create the world's most popular comic strip characters from nostalgic and sometimes painful memories of growing up--such as the agony of classroom Valentine exchange and the longing for a little red-haired girl.

From the debut of Peanuts on October 2, 1950, to the golden jubilee, here are fifty years of the favorite episodes and the..."firsts," such as the first time Lucy pulled the football away from Charlie Brown. Included are scenes from the beloved Charlie Brown television. specials and the latest revival of the Broadway musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

These are the strips and events that have made Peanuts an awesome phenomenon, appearing in 2,600 newspapers worldwide everyday. Not bad for a round-headed kid called Charlie Brown.

Let the celebration begin

First Lessons in Drawing and Painting
First Lessons in Drawing and Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 0399514783

Shows how to draw a still life, discusses composition, value, drapery, and flowers, and demonstrates the use of pen and ink, chalk, watercolor, and acrylics

Drawing for Older Children and Teens: A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too
Drawing for Older Children and Teens
A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too
Paperback      ISBN: 0874776619

Everyone can learn how to draw- and feel truly proud of the results - using Mona Brookes' proven drawing methods. Now the author of America's best-selling art instruction book for young children provides a complete course for older children, teens and adult beginners.

In Part I, you'll discover the many different styles you can choose to draw in and how to develop your own personal style.

In Part II, you'll discover a unique way of seeing that allows you to draw any shape you observe. You'll learn the basics (from buying art supplies to planning your compositions) and all the good stuff- proportion, scale, perspective, contrast shading and special effects. Lastly, Mona provides essential information on drawing the human form, animals, still, landscapes, and buildings.

It's all here. Now nothing can prevent you from discovering the joys of drawing. Open this book and you'll see what creative possibilities await you

Special Note
Drawing For Older Children & Teens includes special sections for art teachers and educators.
Rembrandt: The Master and His Workshop : Paintings/Drawings and Etchings
Rembrandt
The Master and His Workshop : Paintings/Drawings and Etchings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300051913

Contains two volumes which together discuss Rembrandt's life, technique, the organization of his workshop and the critical response to him. They present studies of 51 paintings, 40 etchings and 40 drawings definitely attributed to Rembrandt and discuss work attributed to his pupils.



2 volume boxed set: vol. one is "Paintings," vol. two "Drawings & Etchings.

European Drawings: From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
European Drawings
From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
Paperback      ISBN: 0965380556

This handsome catalogue presents 267 European drawings and watercolors dating from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Color reproductions of 73 of the Ackland's most important Italian, Netherlandish, French, British, and German drawings are accompanied by 194 black-and-white reproductions and 35 supplemental images. Although the Ackland has not previously published its drawings, many of the works are already quite well known, including works by Luca Cambiaso, Pietro da Cortona, Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Honore Fragonard, William Blake, Guilio Romano, Henry Fuseli, and Egon Shiele.

Beginning with an overview of the history of the Ackland's drawings collection, the catalogue examines the most significant works with full-page reproductions and essays that detail the scholarly issues relevant to each drawing, including questions of attribution, date, subject matter, and relationship to other studies or to known projects. In addition, 200 works are presented with thumbnail reproductions and brief commentary.

Homage: Encounters With the East
Homage
Encounters With the East
Hardcover      ISBN: 0979338417

A collection of drawings that capture the spirit of the lost kingdoms of Asia. It explores the architectural and spiritual wonders of the Himalayan kingdoms with brush and ink: from Nepal to Bhutan to India.

Cartoon America: Comic Art in the Library of Congress
Cartoon America
Comic Art in the Library of Congress
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810954907

The Library of Congress encompasses virtually the entire history and scope of comic art, including editorial cartoons, caricatures, comic strips, animation and illustration. Cartoon America portrays a common ground that we all can appreciate and learn from. Caricatures and cartoons often depict the principal events and figures of the day. Like jazz and baseball, they are an indelible and indigenous part of American culture. In the best hands, they become topical and timeless, unique and universal. Cartoon America speaks eloquently of the US nation's creativity and resilience, its desire to educate and entertain, laugh at its quirks and foibles and challenge its political leaders and public figures to do better. The book contains a veritable who's who of illustration greats and includes much original art.

The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium
The Headless Bust
A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0151005141

As we wander off with Edward Gorey into the next millennium our reasons for being here are far from clear. Nevertheless, the master craftsmen is at his best . . Ere the last guest was fin'lly gone. a va, h las, from bad to worse: Adieu to prose, all to verse. The Bahhumbug with lack of tact. Now called attention to the fact, Which made it feel to Edmund Gravel. He was already to unravel

The Art of Drawing Fantasy Characters
The Art of Drawing Fantasy Characters
Paperback      ISBN: 1600581668

Enter the fantastic imagination of artist Jacob Glaser as you learn how to draw everything from an alien lord and a werewolf to a jester and a black knight. In this 144-page book, you'll learn how to draw fantasy characters that you didn't even know existed--except in the far-reaching corners of your mind. After being introduced to the basic tools and techniques of pencil drawing, you'll discover 60 easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations, including a robot attack pod, Frankenstein, a vampire bat, an evil sorcerer, a barbarian warrior, and a damsel in distress. Many projects include a digitally colored final and color palettes so you can see just one of the many ways you can bring your characters to live in vivid color.

How to Draw Animals
How to Draw Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 0399508023

Simple, clear instructions for drawing animals with more than a thousand step-by-step illustrations. Basic fundamentals for the beginner, new principles and techniques for the professional. A detailed guide for everyone who enjoys--or wants to enjoy--drawing.