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by Steve GubinChicagoland, Illusions of the Literal, is a black and white photographic dialogue with the people, places, and culture of contemporary Chicago. Steve Gubin spent six years (2008 to 2014) photographing the candid, ephemeral juxtapositions of people and places that occur daily on the streets of this major American city. Through his photographs, he isolates unique slices of time in which an untold story, a puzzling ambiguity, or a hidden significance may be revealed or pondered over. Chicagoland is... more
by Ronald Wilfred JansenI WANT TO GO ON LIVING EVEN AFTER MY DEATH ! (ANNE FRANK, DIARY, MARCH 25, 1944) ANNE FRANK 80 YEARS PHOTOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS A MEMORIAL TOUR IN CURRENT IMAGES FRANKFURT AM MAIN, AACHEN, AMSTERDAM, CAMP WESTERBORK, AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, BERGEN-BELSEN
by Michael DyerEver wondered why some works of contemporary art (that look like any toddler could have produced them) can command millions of dollars? This book explains why such phenomena occur in Art (but not in Music). Throughout this book Dyer contrasts Art with Music and argues that both the Art novice and connoisseur often confuse the aesthetic quality of an image with the monetary value of the artifact on which that image appears. He discusses how the dimensions for judging artifacts differ from thos... more
by Benjamin BrodeIn this lovely book, Thomas Steinbeck tells a tale that has been part of the Big Sur lore since the early days of the Esalen Indians. His stories inspired Benjamin Brode to venture forth on his own personal journey to paint the mystery and majesty of this wild California coastline. The result is a charming and beautifully crafted book made up of fifteen sketches, twenty-five oil paintings, and a glimpse into the remarkable friendship of two highly creative men.
by paul symonloeSynopsis: The Dirty Rascal. The setting for this crime thriller is Windsor in Berkshire. The time is contemporary, but the main characters become strongly aware of modern versus medieval forces at work. Windsor has history and mystery, a special backdrop, distinct from any other small town in England. Windsor is the quintessential castle-town, home to the current Queen, Elizabeth the Second of the House of Windsor. Slough is just up the road, extending its gritty modern reality into the tale... more
by michael fishelThe Art Of Big O with a foreword by Roger Dean is a beautifully illustrated 8.5 x 11 in. 272 page hardcover book that tells the story of The BIG 'O' publishing company that first burst upon the swinging London art and music scene during those wild and wonderful psychedelic 60s and throughout the 1970s up until 1980. This poster, calendar, art card and book publishing company produced some of the most amazing and influential fantasy and fantastic and album cover art of all time during the 20th Ce... more
by Gary ZuercherThe Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night is an eclectic collection of extraordinary gelatin-silver photographic prints of the bridges of Paris – nighttime images that are breathtaking. Accompanied by a fascinating historical portrayal, the book presents a unique and aesthetic vision of Paris because no one else has ever photographed and written about the 35 bridges that cross the Seine in this way. “For the most part Parisians take these architectural wonders for granted, relying on... more
Time-Lapse Photography: A Complete Introduction to Shooting, Processing and Rendering Time-Lapse Movies with a Dslr Cameraby Ryan Chylinski
Time-lapse Photography: A Complete Introduction is a technical and practical timelapse tutorial guidebook for all skill levels designed to get you out the door and shooting now!
Learn time-lapse with 350+ easy to understand examples, workflows, walkthroughs and diagrams covering basic and advanced topics. We’ll walk through examples, workflows and diagrams together to create maximum understanding with minimum time spent away from your camera. Understand time-lapse and start shooti... more
by Michelle Marder KamhiToday’s artworld experts think that virtually anything can qualify as art. But many art lovers reject the “cutting-edge” inventions that fill museums and galleries of “contemporary art” worldwide. Who Says That’s Art? explains why their view is right and the would-be experts are wrong. Drawing on evidence ranging from anthropology to the recent findings of neuroscience, it offers a vigorous yet readily understandable defense of the public’s commonsense view of art. It also provides refreshing in... more
by Orlando TurnerThis E-Book is both a gallery and a How to Guide on 3D Stereoscopic Photography and Videography. For Published Photographer Orlando Turner already has one of his Canoe Slalom photography at the City Hall. Orlando’s works can be found on Alamy image library site. As a self-published works this work is available on leading Bookstores. 3D Stereoscopic Sports Photography and Videography, its innovations is the Future of Sports Imagery.
by Rebecca Bogart
The best ukulele beginner's songbook available, this book teaches the easiest ukulele chords and songs first and moves in carefully sequenced steps to cover three fundamental strums and five crucial chords. You'll learn to sing and strum the ukulele at the same time, along with some crucial music theory concepts like transposition, key and meter. All songs are presented in traditional music notation, and access to a website with 60 detailed lesson videos, audio files, ... more
by Stephen Barnwell"Capital Offenses" is an oversized art book, containing all of Stephen Barnwell's political prints from the past ten years. Barnwell is a visual mischief-maker, poking fun at and exposing the hypocrisy on a variety of issues. Using the language of capitalism, he deconstructs the cherished icons of our government and society and forces you to re-evaluate your thinking on a great many topics. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and is in several prestigious co... more
by Brett K. MalyAuctions, garage sales, estate sales--even your own attic--can be a treasure-trove if you know what to look for. Consider "The Pocket Picker" your in-the-trenches field manual for finding value through sources that scream "buyer beware." Written by Pawn Stars' art expert Brett K. Maly, "The Pocket Picker: For Fine Art" will educate you in the tools and methods necessary for identifying, purchasing, and ultimately profiting from fine art in the picking world.
by Aliza McCracken
A Season of Miracles is visual poetry for the soul. A palette of inspirational artistry that encourages us to embrace life as a true miracle.
by Walter Joseph Schenck, Jr.This collection of various painters explores their lives as a symphonic overture of geniuses who chooses the brush against canvas to immortalize themselves. The whimsical strokes, the powerful rushes, the soft, immaculate renderings are all depicted as a statement of gratitude that fills the memories with wishful fantasies. This book is a collection of essays presented as an exercise in intellectual enrichment concerning great artists. The author has traveled throughout the world to visit some o... more
by Adam BluePart dystopian sci-fi and part nature guide, this illustrated cookbook from the year 2314 features recipes that aspire to restore the humanity to our future selves.