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How to Paint Your Own Vermeer: Recapturing Materials and Methods of a Seventeenth-Century Master By Jonathan Janson
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Who would have not wanted to look over Johannes Vermeer's shoulder while he was painting? HOW TO PAINT YOUR OWN VERMEER is a straightforward, practical guide on how to reproduce Vermeer's painting... More > procedures for today's practicing painter. In the first section, each passage of Vermeer's method is thoroughly explained and framed in its historical context so that the reader will grasp the correct materials and procedures as well as the rationale behind artistic and technical concepts of Dutch 17th-century painting. Grounding, underpainting, working-up, glazing, mediums, palette, brushes and mediums are just a few of the topics explored along with valuable insights into the stylistic components which make a Vermeer a Vermeer. HOW TO PAINT YOUR OWN VERMEER can be read by anyone who wishes to explore the mysterious between technique and artistic expression.< Less
The Complete Guide to Sony's Alpha 700 DSLR (Color Edition) By Gary Friedman
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Finally, an easy-to-understand manual that is a match for the camera it describes! This book on the Sony A700 digital camera provides a complete instruction manual which explains each feature in... More > plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples. In this book you’ll learn: * What every mode, knob, and button do - in plain, easy-to-understand text. * All about the Dynamic Range Optimization and Sony's Wireless Flash * The secrets of taking outstanding photos. * The benefits of shooting RAW * The most common digital “jargon” and what it all means to you. * An introduction to the software that came with your camera. * Updated to cover Firmware version 4. Get the most out of your investment - Learn about the wonders of digital imaging and improve your photography at the same time! This book is also available as an instantly-downloadable, full-color .pdf file for $24.95. More info (and many sample pages) is available at www.FriedmanArchives.com/alpha700< Less
UNEQUAL TEMPERAMENTS: THEORY, HISTORY AND PRACTICE By Claudio Di Veroli
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Theory, History and Practice of scales, temperament, tuning and intonation for all musical instruments and voices: 486 pages and 365 figures encompassing decades of research and findings. PART ONE... More > provides the acoustical background. Each one of the main temperaments is then covered, with a thorough analysis of its musical features. Finally, a full HISTORICAL SURVEY guides the musician in the selection of temperament(s) for his/her repertoire. PART TWO consists of tuning, fretting and intonation directions for the different temperaments, on keyboards, fretted and unfretted strings, voices, woodwinds and brass wind instruments, including variable intonation. PART THREE covers multiple divisions and the analysis of historical sources, including recent research results. See published reviews and excerpts in http://temper.braybaroque.ie/< Less
Blueprint to cyanotypes - Exploring a historical alternative photographic process By Malin Fabbri, Gary Fabbri, Malin Fabbri
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The cyanotype is often the first alternative process that people try. Digital photography has given this historical process new life. Now you can create negatives in your computer and develop the... More > prints in the sun, combining one of the earliest photographic techniques with the latest. The cyanotype process is a perfect compliment to today’s digital photography, whether you are making creative prints or fine art. It gives experienced photographers and artists a great excuse to take their eyes off the computer screen and get their hands dirty. Blueprint to cyanotypes is all you need to get started with cyanotypes. It is full of information and tips. It is also inspiration to see samples of 19 artists currently working with cyanotypes. Blueprint to cyanotypes is published by AlternativePhotography.com - a website and information center for alternative photographic processes, dedicated to education and research.< Less

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