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Exquisite Curves: Learn Composition and Posing for Photographing the Female Nude
The contours of the female body are a masterpiece of nature and the inspiration for the title of this book. The book takes a two-pronged approach: first by teaching the academic and second by... More > encouraging hands-on creativity.
This guide has five main chapters: Composition, Technique, Posing, Self-Expression (Style), and Shooting Assignments.
It explains visual literacy, the abstract elements of composition, such as lines, colors, value, mass, depth, illusion, time, and motion. Visual pathways, methods of design such as the rule of thirds, the golden mean, diagonal method, armatures, and forty-five degrees are all described and illustrated.
The various camera techniques range from controlling framing, focus, and lighting. There are 110 example poses, a section on style, choice of genre, pinup, glamour, fine art, figure study, commercial design, and influences on composition. Real-world exercises provide an opportunity to put what you have learned into practice.< Less
ARMENIA’S TREASURES AND EXQUISITE ART: Ceramics,Tiles,Pottery,Coinage,Janyag and Metal Work
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Published by Times Square Press, New York, Berlin. Everything you needed to know about the majestic Armenian art of Ceramics, Tiles, Pottery, Coinage, Janyag and Metal Work of Urartu, Cilicia and... More > Greater Armenia from the dawn of history to the present day. A magnificent display of photos and illustrations of artifacts accompanied by captivating narrative history of the great arts, culture and civilization of Armenia.< Less
Set in Baden-Baden, Smoke is Ivan Turgenev's most cosmopolitan novels. It is an exquisite study of politics and society and an enduringly poignant love story. Smoke, with its European setting, barbed... More > wit, and visionary call for Russia to look west, became the center of a famous philosophical breach between Turgenev and Dostoevsky.< Less
The Rainbow (Illustrated)
The Rainbow, published first in 1915, is the complete and exquisitely organized form of D.H. Lawrence's views about familial relationships. The novel relates the story of three generations of an... More > English family--the Brangwens. As the main characters move in and out of the story's framework, readers are brought face-to-face before an intriguing theory of passion and power among the familiar social roles of husbands, wives, children, and parents.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated)
Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging... More > his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence.< Less
Eight Pillars of Prosperity (Illustrated)
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Eight Pillars of Prosperity is one of James Allen's last books, first published in 1911. Eight Pillars of Prosperity guides the reader through the eight qualities a man must strive for in order to... More > achieve true prosperity. The book contains beautiful hand drawn illustrations to enhance this timeless classic in the most exquisite way.
The British born author was a philosophical writer who paved the way for the self help movement with his spiritual and inspirational writings.
Foreword by James Allen:
It is popularly supposed that a greater prosperity for individuals or nations can only come through a political and social reconstruction.
The moral virtues are the foundation and support of prosperity as they are the soul of greatness. They endure for ever, and all the works of man which endure are built upon them. To find moral principles is to have found prosperity, greatness, truth, and is therefore to be strong, valiant, joyful and free.< Less
The Medici: Annotated and Illustrated in Two Complete Volumes
The Medici: Annotated and Illustrated in Two Complete Volumes by George Frederick Young.
The Secrecy, the conspirators, the Rise and Fall of the
House of the Medici.
In this exquisitely written... More > book, you get the history of thirteen generations of a family who brought Western Europe out of the cultural darkness of their time, the city of Florence to the pinnacle of its glory, and the art of masters like Michelangelo and Botticelli to the world.
The Medici is a must read for anyone interested in the Renaissance. It's probably not much of an exaggeration to claim that without Medici patronage of the arts there very well would not have been an Italian Renaissance.
Acquire the knowledge about the history of Europe in perhaps its most important period, about the birth of Science,and about the great collections of Art possessed by Florence.
Their rise, their course upon the mountain tops of power, and their decline and end-and to keep the parts always in subordination to the whole.< Less
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (Illustrated)
M. Wollstonecraft was born in 1759. Her father was so great a wanderer, that the place of her birth is uncertain; she supposed, however, it was London, or Epping Forest: at the latter place she spent... More > the first five years of her life. In early youth she exhibited traces of exquisite sensibility, soundness of understanding, and decision of character; but her father being a despot in his family, and her mother one of his subjects, Mary, derived little benefit from their parental training. She received no literary instructions but such as were to be had in ordinary day schools. Before her sixteenth year she became acquainted with Mr. Clare a clergyman, and Miss Frances Blood; the latter, two years older than herself; who possessing good taste and some knowledge of the fine arts, seems to have given the first impulse to the formation of her character.< Less