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by Aliza McCracken
In this delightful vignette of inspiring poems and illustrations, Aliza McCracken shares her faith in the creative process; her love for one another, and her positive spirit. McCracken's gracious and enlightening prose celebrates the everyday miracles that life can truly offer us. Enjoy the journey, and stay connected!
Thank you very much for your faithful support. A portion of proceeds will benefit fine arts, educational, and humanitarian ... more
by Catherine V. Holmes“How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions” is the second book in the How to Draw Cool Stuff series. Inside you will find simple illustrations that cover the necessities of drawing cool stuff. Specific exercises are provided that offer step-by-step guidelines for drawing a variety of subjects. Each lesson starts with an easy-to-draw shape that will become the basic structure of the drawing. From there, each step adds elements to that structure, allowing the ... more
by Shahrzad KhorsandiThe Art of Persian Dance is the first book to establish a formalized pedagogy which encompasses the foundational principals of Persian dance technique. It provides the structure and vocabulary for teaching a style of dance that has been part of Persian culture for millennia, and yet has never been codified into an established set of movements like other classical dance forms such as Ballet . The book details body positions, rules for achieving correct body line, and descriptions and illustrati... more
by Kristina Williamson
In her first monograph publication, Kristina Williamson explores the intersection of art, ethnography, and globalization in her close study of the Greek island of Kythera. In intimate photographs that cut across genres—landscapes, portraits, interiors—Williamson explores themes of memory and tradition in the faces of those who stay and the absences of those who leave. These images—shot in gorgeous 35mm film—eschew nostalgia and often probe dee... more
by elizabeth stroman
Jean Varda was a legendary iconoclast in the 20th century art world. Acclaimed first in Europe for his “Byzantine-Cubist mosaics,” fashioned from broken glass, mirrors, and crockery, and later, after he moved to the United States, for his colorful collages, he was equally acknowledged as a teacher, a raconteur, and a man of infinite charm and wit. Yet by the time of his death in 1971, Varda was known primarily as an outlandish character who surrounded himself with very y... more
by William Dickerson
In “DETOUR: Hollywood,” Dickerson puts the making of his “Underground Hit,” Detour, on display for all to see. He will teach you what you really need to know about making a microbudget film, or a film of any budget for that matter, from the nuts and bolts of directing, to getting your movie made and out into the world, including:
- The Director as the sole defense for the story
- Understanding the two main ingredients of filmmaking: Subtext and Point of ... more
Anne Frank 80 Years A Memorial Tour in Current Images: Frankfurt am Main, Aachen, Amsterdam, Camp Westerbork, Auschwitz-Birkenauby 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 including historical photos Anne Frank
by Naomi M RosenthalWhen I was a little girl, my grandmother Lina showed me an album filled with hundreds of postcards that my grandfather had sent her before they were married. I fell in love with these beautiful treasures from another time. Now, all the colorful pictures, as well as Hugo’s German poems with their English translations, are in this book, a testament to my grandparents’ love.
by Dionne FieldsPicture Book for Kids. I’m just like most, little boys my age. Who wants to be an astronaut when they get older? I want to walk on the moon or even fly in a real rocket someday. I wanted the next future astronauts to see some cool photos taken from my person camera as a birthday gift. The photo was just too cool for me to keep all to myself. I wanted to share these amazing photos to kids all around the world.
by David BethuneDavid Bethune’s homage to the incredible murals of Miami’s Wynwood district, the largest collection of street art in the United States, is a unique exploration in multiple exposure photography. Bethune uses the camera to combine two images into the same frame on site, a technique he’s been developing since 2008. His painterly compositions engage the eye and invite us to examine graffiti with a fresh perspective, while the accompanying bilingual text in English and Spanish reveals the artist’s vi... more
by Mark RapaczAlcatraz is an insane prison. Being an artist can be even more insane. Bring the insanity of this sick penitentiary into contact with the sickness of a manic artist and we’re talking full-blown epidemic of spiraling psychosis that may lead to eternal and blissful enlightenment. Buy this book and BURNT IT in a hellfire of extrapersonal rage if you fear the pure quest of a creative-type who has self-published numerous books and has won a number of awards to much-lauded acclaim on more than one blo... more
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