Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images
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Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images

This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic images unsettling and how do the re-uses and interpretations of photographic images unsettle the self-evident reality of the visual field? Tak...

How to Color Like an Artist: Colored Pencil Techniques Including Blending & Shading
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How to Color Like an Artist

Ten stars on this very instructional and entertaining book!!!! It has everything you need to know about colored pencil work. I am so impressed. It is divided into 10 chapters and includes a page on troubleshooting wax bloom and solvent problems. Chapters include; Pencil stroke types, shading techniques, highlights on white and colored paper, textures, blending colors with solvents, blending colors with light-colored pencils, basics o...

Roman Roads: New Evidence - New Perspectives
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Roman Roads: New Evidence - New Perspectives

This volume aims to present the current state of research on Roman roads and their foundations in a combined historical and archaeological perspective. The focus is on the diverse local histories and the varying degrees of significance of individual roads and regional networks, which are treated here for the most important regions of the empire and beyond.The assembled contributions will be of interest to historians, archaeologists a...

Problem Solving for Oil Painters: Recognizing What's Gone Wrong and How to Make it Right
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Problem Solving for Oil Painters

This book is a great help in practical painting in oils! You will find many advices how to think about your painting, what you can do it to improve your picture, what can work for you. This is one of books that you can read it and after few chapters you will imediatly improve your painting skills! But this book is only for people that interesting in impresionistic kind of realism, not for glazing or academic drawing. It could also he...

Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form
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Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

"Site Reading is a richly suggestive and stylish contribution to American literary studies that places Alworth at the center of the conversations now shaping our sense of the contemporary and its history since World War II. He takes the idea of social life―which all too often can signal nothing in particular or everything in general―and examines it with rigor, clarity, and tremendous imagination. His compelling accounts of postwar ar...

Why Look at Plants? : The Botanical Emergence in Contemporary Art
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Why Look at Plants? (Critical Plant Studies)

Why Look at Plants? proposes a thought-provoking and fascinating look into the emerging cultural politics of plant-presence in contemporary art. Through the original contributions of artists, scholars, and curators who have creatively engaged with the ultimate otherness of plants in their work, this volume maps and problematizes new intra-active, agential interconnectedness involving human-non-human biosystems central to artistic and...

Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor's Magic
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Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor's Magic

“From detailed examinations of such singular talents like James Dean and Cary Grant, to the subtler, fleeting, performative moments by virtuosos as varied as John Barrymore and Kristen Stewart, Murray Pomerance offers a new way of approaching, as well as a language for addressing, the riddling qualities of great film acting. What magic the actors explored in this book do with gesture, expression and inflexion, Pomerance does here wit...

True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling
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True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling

If you have ever wanted to keep an art journal, this book is a great resource. If you are already an artist making journals, this will help you kick it up a notch. L.K. Ludwig's new book is full of interesting prompts and ideas to take you past your fear of the blank page and fill you with excitement, as well as inspiration. The photography is great - the artist journals featured here are exciting and inspiring. This is not really a ...

The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture
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The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture

This volume explores the various strategies by which appropriate pasts were construed in scholarship, literature, art, and architecture in order to create "national", regional, or local identities in late medieval and early modern Europe. Because authority was based on lineage, political and territorial claims were underpinned by historical arguments, either true or otherwise. Literature, scholarship, art, and architecture were pivot...

Tree of Jesse Iconography in Northern Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
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Tree of Jesse Iconography in Northern Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

This book is the first detailed investigation to focus on the late medieval use of Tree of Jesse imagery, traditionally a representation of the genealogical tree of Christ. In northern Europe, from the mid-fifteenth to the early sixteenth centuries, it could be found across a wide range of media. Yet, as this book vividly illustrates, it had evolved beyond a simple genealogy into something more complex, which could be modified to sat...