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Batman Cover to Cover
Batman Cover to Cover
Hardcover      ISBN: 140120659x
Presents a collection of more than 250 classic covers from the Batman comic book series.
Margherita Manzelli
Margherita Manzelli
Hardcover      ISBN: 8881584727
The paintings and drawings are hers, the words are from the writers she loves, the photos have been collected over the years. The whole, seemingly disjointed, but in fact fused into a painstakingly ordered and harmonious chaos, reveals the world of Margherita Manzelli (Ravenna 1968). Next to topical and politically tinged newspaper photos, alternating with sentences from Peter Handke, Marco Lodoli, Ida Magli, Ian McEwan, Alda Merini, Oliver Sacks and Teresa di Lisieux (to name but a few), and side by side with cartoons or sketches by renowned draftsmen such as Osvaldo Cavandoli, Margherita Manzelli's girls - thin, prematurely aged and ethereal - stare at us, demanding our attention. Vaguely enigmatic and apparently helpless, they never lower their gaze, but instead await an answer. This anarchic yet cohesive book, with its subtle and perceptive trains of thought, tells the story of one of the most important artists on the contemporary art scene.
The Guerilla Art Kit
The Guerilla Art Kit
Hardcover      ISBN: 1568986882
We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name 'You' their 2006 person of the year. But while we may be spending a lot more time in virtual worlds, we have not lost the urge to make our physical world more meaningful. By leaving art and ideas in public places, you can affect someone's day change their mood or their mind and maybe even change the world in the process! The Guerilla Art Kit shows how small artistic acts can start a revolution. Keri Smith, noted author of Living Out Loud and the blog Wish Jar Journal, uses her unique drawing and handwriting style to help anyone find and release their inner artist or activist. This visually exciting activity book full of step-by-step exercises, cut-out projects, sticker ideas, and more has both fun assignments and handy tips to help you unleash your creative energy into the streets, where you can really make an impact. From the quick exercises leaving books for strangers to find, chalking quotes on the sidewalk to the more involved making a 'wish tree,' guerilla gardening, or making your own stencils The Guerilla Art Kit contains everything you need to put your message out into the world.
The Art of Exile: Paintings by Tibetan Children in India
The Art of Exile
Paintings by Tibetan Children in India
Paperback      ISBN: 0890133522
Tells the story of the Tibetan exile experience through watercolors, words, and photographs. Focuses on the Tibetan Homes Foundation in Mussoorie, India, and the stories of the children who escaped Tibet to settle there. Includes interviews with several children about their passages to India, their memories of home, and their new life in India. The politics of the Tibetan situation are also dealt with through paintings of Chinese soldiers, the Dalai Lama, and more interviews with the exiles. Concludes with an essay by Clare Harris, a British art anthropologist who specializes in Tibetan culture. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Jerry Yarnell's Landscape Painting Secrets
Jerry Yarnell's Landscape Painting Secrets
Paperback      ISBN: 1581809514
Let Jerry teach you how to Master Landscapes You can master landscape painting with the help of popular painter Jerry Yarnell. In Landscape Painting Secrets, Jerry explores the different areas of landscape painting that often create problems for beginning and intermediate artists. All of the major landscape elements are covered - from rocks, dirt roads and grass to still and moving water to atmospheric conditions like rainbows, falling snow, storm clouds and lightning. Dozens of thumbnail studies break each element down step by step with clear instructions and photographs so no stroke is uncertain. These individual studies let you practice and explore new techniques without the worry of ruining a complete painting. Once you've mastered the techniques, Jerry will help you apply what you've learned in three complete landscape scenes that include detailed instructions and photographs. Grab your paints and brushes and get started today!
Scandinavian Design
Scandinavian Design
Paperback      ISBN: 382285882x
Scandtastic!: The best of design from northern Europe Scandinavians are exceptionally gifted in design. They are world-famous for their inimitable, democratic designs which bridge the gap between crafts and industrial production. The marriage of beautiful organic forms with everyday functionality is one of the primary strengths of Scandinavian design and one of the reasons why Scandinavian creations are so cherished and sought after. This all-you-need guide includes a detailed look at Scandinavian furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, metalware and industrial design from 1900 to the present day, with in-depth entries on over 180 designers and design-led companies, plus essays on the similarities and differences in approach between Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark. Also included is a list of important design-related places to visit for readers planning to travel to Scandinavia. Including: DESIGNERS Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Timo Sarpaneva, Hans Wegner, Tapio Wirkkala, Sigvard Bernadotte, Stig Lindberg, Ingeborg Lundin, Finn Juhl, and many others. COMPANIES Fritz Hansen, Artek, Le Klint, Gustavsberg, Iittala, Fiskars, Volvo, Saab, Orrefors, Royal Copenhagen, Holmegaard, Arabia, Marimekko, George Jensen, and many more.
Panel to Panel 2: Expanding the Universe
Panel to Panel 2
Expanding the Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 1593077939
From 5,000 years before Luke Skywalker first picked up a lightsaber to nearly 150 years after the events in Return of the Jedi, Dark Horse Comics has chronicled the major events in every era of the Star Wars galaxy in amazing drawings and paintings by some of the most accomplished artists in our own galaxy. In this all-new companion to the first Star Wars Panel to Panel volume, we've spotlighted not only the stunning work of comics' greatest artists, but also the legion of characters Dark Horse has contributed to Star Wars' Expanded Universe - characters who have not only carried the romance and adventure of the galaxy far, far away far beyond the events in the films, but those who have made the jump from the pages of comic books to television and the silver screen! Every Star Wars fan will cherish this look back, forward and beyond!
Caleb Neelon's Book of Awesome
Caleb Neelon's Book of Awesome
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584233060
Artist and author Caleb Neelon (SONIK) began his graffiti career like anyone else, but the Cambridge, Massachusetts native took a hard right and caught a flight out of town. Deliberately ignoring the obvious global centers of New York, Los Angeles, and London, Caleb painted subject matter close to his heart while making a street presence in places like Kathmandu, Sao Paulo, and Tegucigalpa. Across, around, and in between five continents, indoors and out, Caleb has pulled off some unique, colorful, and heartfelt work both alongside collaborators like Os Gemeos and Andrew Schoultz, as well as in streets where he is the first foreigner let alone street painter to wander in quite some time. Featuring heartfelt travel stories going beyond the artwork to the socio-political situations that surround them, as well as the large-scale gallery installations of Calebs from venues such as the Boston Center for the Arts, Caleb Neelons Book of Awesome provides an overview of the work of this diverse and distinctive artist
Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Beyond the Legacy
Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Paperback      ISBN: 0295979089
Hidden Track: How Visual Culture Is Going Places
Hidden Track
How Visual Culture Is Going Places
Hardcover      ISBN: 3899550846
"From surface and into space is the overlying design trend these days. Graphic designers and urban artists are creating objects and interiors, moving into art galleries and museums worldwide. Designs, artworks and illustrations are emerging into the third-dimension increasingly featuring ornamental and sculptural objects. Hidden Track documents this movement introducing protagonists and their spaces that are taking visual culture out of the underground to the level of high culture"--P. [4] of cover.