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Art of the Cigar Label
Art of the Cigar Label
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555214363

Relates the history and growth of the tobacco and lithography industries and offers information on values, collecting, and identifying old cigar labels.

Encyclopedia Anatomica
Encyclopedia Anatomica
Paperback      ISBN: 3822855103
Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C.
Amazing Everything
The Art of Scott C.
Hardcover      ISBN: 1608870472

With equal parts style, humor, and insight, Scott C. has delighted an international fanbase with his unique watercolor paintings, illustrations, and drawings. Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C. is his first monograph, the best and most imaginative works of art in his emerging career. Admirers and collectors seek out Scott C.'s appearances at such diverse venues as Comic-Con in San Diego and Galerie Arludik in Paris to see his unusual depictions of pop-culture subjects and original creations: Victorian-era dinosaurs at high tea; lumberjacks and their sometimes-awkward relationship with trees; and ninjas lounging in their living room at home. These and other reflections of Scott C.'s artistic vision have kept him on the radar of such pop-culture trend outlets as Flavorpill and Hi-Fructose.

Past Objects
Past Objects
Hardcover      ISBN: 098207543x

In the space between archaeology and history stand men like Scott Jordan, a native New Yorker, who has been digging around in the city's soil for the best part of four decades. In this book Jordan provides a factual and speculative examination of the past as he describes some of his favourite objects and stories.

No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture
No Respect
Intellectuals and Popular Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0415900379

The intellectual and the popular: Irving Howe and John Waters, Susan Sontag and Ethel Rosenberg, Dwight MacDonald and Bill Cosby, Amiri Baraka and Mick Jagger, Andrea Dworkin and Grace Jones, Andy Warhol and Lenny Bruce. All feature in Andrew Ross's lively history and critique of modern American culture. Andrew Ross examines how and why the cultural authority of modern intellectuals is bound up with the changing face of popular taste in America. He argues that the making of "taste" is hardly an aesthetic activity, but rather an exercise in cultural power, policing and carefully redefining social relations between classes.

Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique
Fashion Illustration
Inspiration and Technique
Paperback      ISBN: 0715336185

Drawing is vitally important for the fashion industry. Fashion Illustration represents a designer's point of view and Anna Kiper's aim is to contribute to the revival of this unique art form. Every illustration lesson in the book presents a story with exciting design details and ideas to inspire designers to rediscover the art of hand drawing as a tool for creating vibrant and original work. 'A hand drawing creates a direct connection to the artist, expressing the individual style, energy and creativity' - from Anna Kiper's introduction.

Written for both newcomers and improvers, Fashion Illustration will help you to: achieve movement and attitude in figure drawing by following a few simple steps; develop striking and energetic page compositions; explore effortless ways to illustrate print, textures and embellishments; discover an exciting variety of media and techniques to enrich your individual drawing style. This beautifully illustrated and inspirational book is written by Anna Kiper, one of the world's leading fashion designers and illustrators.

Contents: Introduction, The Fashion Figure, The Figure in Detail, Faces, Arms & Hands, Legs & Feet, Dressing the Fashion figure, Fashion Dictionary, Fashion Flats, Accessories, Page Composition with Impact, Illustrating Men, Illustrating Children, Fabric Rendering Techniques, Exploring Media, Model Drawing, Inspiration, Mood, Design.

Dirtypilot.com Year 1 Rewind
Dirtypilot.com Year 1 Rewind
Hardcover      ISBN: 0867197129

This title showcases the work of 15 artists showcased by DirtyPilot.com during its inaugural year.

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.
From One Century to Another: The Collection of the Musee d'Art Moderne De Saint-Etienne Metropole
From One Century to Another
The Collection of the Musee d'Art Moderne De Saint-Etienne Metropole
Hardcover      ISBN: 8861304532

The modern art collection of the Saint-Etienne Métropole Museum, with its wealth of nearly 15,000 works, 900 pieces of design, and 2,000 photographs, includes major works by contemporary artists such as Franck Stella, Martial Raysse, Gilbert & George, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, and Pierre Soulages.

Walt Kelley: The Life and Art of the Creator of Pogo
Walt Kelley
The Life and Art of the Creator of Pogo
Hardcover      ISBN: 193256389x
  • For the first time, an exhaustive look at the art and career of Walt Kelly From his days at Disney working on such films as Snow White, Fantasia, and Dumbo to his work for Dell comics culminating with Pogo, this full-color art book has it all Packed with original, never-before-seen artwork, Disney artwork, beautiful examples of Kelly's comic book and book covers, and animation art, this definitive survey of Kelly's career presents essays by Walt Kelly scholars Tom Andrae, Carsten Laqua, and Mark Burstein together with an appreciation by Kelly's stepson, Scott Daley. Also featured is the complete, never-before-printed interview with Ward Kimball, one of Disney's "Nine Old Men," sharing an inside look at Walt Kelly and the Disney studio, as well as a complete, full-color Pogo Sunday sequence.