1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art (1000 Series)
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1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art (1000 Series)

First impression: when you open 1000 Artists' Books, there are many exciting, inspiring books, many of them are unconventional in some way. In most cases you see the cover and at least one interior view, which I find important. The authors have done a great job in choosing a variety of exciting, usual artists' books. Be sure to use the "look inside," it has a generous number of pages. I am delighted to have several of my books includ...

Identity in Animation: A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body
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Identity in Animation: A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body

‘Combining textual analysis and interview, Batkin provides a welcome reason to revisit the likes of Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Princess Mononoke, and many others, considering afresh their significance as identifying markers of personal, cultural, and industrial change. Essential reading for anyone interested in animation, identity politics, and social history.’

Unwatchable
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Unwatchable

"While many edited anthologies boast interdisciplinarity and intermediality, Unwatchable stands out for the astounding reach of the media and discourses marshalled under its theme. Its implications are manifold, evidence that 'unwatchable' is more than just an aesthetic category. Unwatchable’s editors suggest that the currently unobservable, whether expressly repudiated or involuntarily rendered invisible, will surely linger and haun...

A Marine Artist's Portfolio : The Nautical Paintings of Susanne Fournais
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A Marine Artist's Portfolio

Susanne Fournaise Grube, has been painting marine scenes for over thirty years, during which time, she has produced a large portfolio of material, not only depicting ships and small craft, but also the architecture of marine buildings and light houses. This volume, for the first time , presents a good selection of her work, looking at most aspects of the artists subject matter. The book covers subjects painted for clients, both corpo...

Mixed-Media Collage: An Exploration of Contemporary Artists, Methods, and Materials
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Mixed-Media Collage

More than 60 new mixed-media collages by leading mixed-media artists. Mixed-media collage artists are embracing, unearthing, and reconstructing the flotsam and jetsam of modern life with abandon, integrating discards along with a range of art materials and novel techniques to create compelling, new works. Original, idiosyncratic, and delightful, this catch-as-catch-can approach to making art is inspiring and can have eye-catching res...

Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages
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Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks

I purchased this book when I first began art journaling. Some of the good things about this book are several artists are featured, so many styles are shown in the photos, which is helpful to a beginner. There are also fairly good step by step instructions on how to do certain artistic techniques, in particular, photo transfers. There are ideas on how to use and re-use images, how to create covers for journals and other types of artwo...

Love Colored Pencils: How to Get Awesome at Drawing: An Interactive Draw-in-the-Book Journal
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Love Colored Pencils: How to Get Awesome at Drawing

I bought this for my 6 year old daughter for her "summer school art." She loves anything art related and can sit and draw for hours. She is self motivated in this area for sure. I am amazed at the quality of art she produces based on the mini lessons on different colored pencil techniques this book addresses. She has learned some basics of blending with colored pencils. I think it is crucial to have high quality pencils. We use prism...

The Requiem of Tomás Luis de Victoria (1603) (Music in Context)
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The Requiem of Tomás Luis de Victoria (1603)

A significant addition to the scholarship available in English on Victoria and his music, this study encompasses the genesis, style, and impact of the six-voice Requiem. It will be of interest to students and scholars studying the Renaissance and sacred and courtly rituals in the early-modern period more generally, as well as enquiring listeners.

Art of India (Temporis)
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Art of India (Temporis)

If the ‘Palace of Love’, otherwise known as the Taj Mahal, is considered to be the emblem of Mughal Art, it is by no means the sole representative. Characterised by its elegance, splendor, and Persian and European influences, Mughal Art manifests itself equally well in architecture and painting as in decorative art.

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...