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Single Exposures 2 By Brooks Jensen
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More random observations on photography, art, and creativity from the editor of LensWork.
Letting Go of the Camera By Brooks Jensen
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Photography is, or can be, a way of life. Beyond cameras and equipment, beyond film and chemistry, beyond pixels and technology lie the mysteries of the creative life shared by those who strive to... More > communicate and express themselves clearly. This book is an exploration of the path of creative photography. From the editor of LensWork.< Less
On Being a Photographer By David Hurn
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Now in it's third edition, On Being a Photographer has become one of the most popular books every written with practical advice for photographers. "A photographer might forget his camera and... More > live to tell the tale. But no photographer who survives has ever forgotten the lessons in this book. It is not just essential reading, it's compulsory." Daniel Meadows Head of Photojournalism Center for Journalism Studies University of Wales Published by LensWork< Less
Limb from Limb: The Arboreal Art of Peppé By David Francis, Peppé
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Catalog of the sculptor Peppé's 2011 Exhibition at the Center on Contemporary Art's Georgetown Gallery at Seattle Design Center, subsequently moved to the CoCA Showroom in the same building.... More > This volume includes all the pieces in the original exhibition, plus additional pieces by Peppé not in the Gallery show, with commentary by CoCA president Ray C. Freeman III and an essay by CoCA curator-at-large David Francis.< Less
All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals By John Conway, C.M. Kosemen, Darren Naish
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All Yesterdays is a book about the way we see dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Lavishly illustrated with over sixty original artworks, All Yesterdays aims to challenge our notions of how... More > prehistoric animals looked and behaved. As a critical exploration of palaeontological art, All Yesterdays asks questions about what is probable, what is possible, and what is commonly ignored. Written by palaeozoologist Darren Naish, and palaeontological artists John Conway and C.M. Kosemen, All Yesterdays is scientifically rigorous and artistically imaginative in its approach to fossils of the past - and those of the future.< Less
Crafting Women's Stories By Clifton MeadorP, Melissa Potter, Miriam Schaer
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Crafting Women’s Stories: Lives in Georgian Felt represents a unique cultural collaboration between artists in the Republic of Georgia and the United States. The authors, who are educators and... More > artists at the Center for Book and Paper, Columbia College Chicago’s, travelled to Georgia to lead workshops in the towns of Alvani, Napareuli, Telavi and Akhmeta that combined felting, a regional craft, with exercises in using felt to make expressive, artistic objects, especially one-of-a-kind books.< Less
Daily Drawings-Volume One By Benjy Davies
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Ohio painter and printmaker Benjy Davies spends one hour each day drawing. Since March 1, 2008, he has created more than 2,000 drawings, illustrating funny, strange and poignant scenes from his life... More > and popular culture. Reminiscent of and inspired by Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman, Davies' black and white pen-and-ink drawings range from the absurd to the profound, with strong doses of humor and satire. This is Volume One of the series, containing selections of the first 1,000 drawings. Brief descriptions of the drawings are included. All text and images by the artist. 44 pages, black and white, softcover perfect bound with a color cover.< Less
The Aerial Yoga Manual Volume 2 By Rebekah Leach
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Covering more than fifty moves, this is the second and more advanced volume in the Aerial Yoga series. With detailed descriptions and pictures at every turn, moves such as handstands, back arch... More > poses, chest openers, hip openers and planks are explained step-by-step. Teachers and students alike will enjoy having this manual in their resource library.< Less
The Caribbean From a Global Perspective: Focus on Film By Janet L. DeCosmo
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Review of Caribbean culture within a social and political economy context. Colonialism, slavery, racism, creolization, and economic exploitation set the stage for coverage of music, food, dance,... More > religion, and film in the Caribbean.< Less
Beth Katleman By Todd Merrill
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Monograph of the work of Beth Katleman, sculptor and artist working in ceramics and producing large scale installations.
An Actor's Guide to Walking the Razor's Edge By Michael S. Pieper
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Michael S. Pieper guides an actor to look at the human condition from the prospective of a shaman. That we have three selves, the Basic self, the Conscious self and the Higher self. Contained in... More > these three selves are the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual sides of the human condition. This method of acting centers around developing tools from these four parts to create a well-rounded character. It will empower the actor with the necessary core skills to take responsibility of their own growth and learning as well as challenging actors to make bold choices and get up on that razor’s edge to create dynamic performances. Like that of a shaman’s, an actor’s journey must be spiritual in order to truly inspire their audiences. Michael S. Pieper has been teaching acting since 1988. He is currently the Head of the Acting Program at the Second City Training Center in Chicago. Michael has directed over 94 productions and acted in over 40 productions.< Less
Craft Power:Enhancing Women’s Rights Through Traditional Practices in the Republic of Georgia By Miriam Schaer, Melissa Hilliard Potter
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An overview from artists, Melissa Hilliard Potter and Miriam Schaer,about their collaboration with artists and activists from Women's Fund in Georgia, using felt a traditional craft heritage in the... More > region to create artist books, felt masks and banners.< Less
Zombie Variations Symposium By George Pfau, Tom Comitta
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This symposium extends the inquiries of George Pfau and Tom Comitta’s work on the Zombie Variations project, featuring six commissioned pieces. Sarah Juliet Lauro’s piece doubles as a... More > unique work of creative theory and an introduction to the extensive scholarly work that has been published about “zombie”. Joshua Warren’s collage collects instances of the word “zombie” as it appears in transcripts of court cases. Angela Hennessey deconstructs the ideologies that mask and distort death. Rajkamal Kahlon describes her pieces as growing out of “nature and social implication of autopsy reports and death certificates emerging from U.S. military bases and prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Ashley Brim uses dialogue, interior monologue and allegory to confuse the irrationality so often prescribed to the swarm of anonymous zombies in films and books. Jonah Mixon-Webster expounds on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the atrocities that governments have committed against the citizens of Flint.< Less
Zombie Variations By George Pfau, Tom Comitta
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“Zombie” is everywhere. There’s “zombie formalism,” “zombie technology,” “zombie debt,” “zombie poetry.” If something exists,... More > there’s a living dead version of it. Why is this? And to what effect? For years George has been exploring these questions and our culture’s fixation on zombie through painting, drawing, video and lecture. Starting with a collaborative video, also titled Zombie Variations, he began to work with Tom on a number of linguistic and poetic inquiries into zombie and the grotesque. This book brings together Tom’s sound and visual poetry and George’s zombie research to create works at the intersection of word and image. We have made drawings, paintings, poems, tongue twisters, temporary tattoos, graveyard rubbings, cartoons, xeroxes, xeroxes of xeroxes, an iOS app called BlabberLab and more. In many chapters notes and sketches introduce the works; the Appendix section provides thorough title and background information to individual works. -George Pfau & Tom Comitta< Less
Picasso's Guernica - Images within Images, Third Edition By Melvin E. Becraft
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Analysis and criticism of Picasso's painting Guernica and key related Picasso paintings. In addition, there are two unauthenticated related drawings thought to be by Picasso by this author. Since... More > this is a critique of art, quotes are considered by the author to be Fair Use.< Less
Weapons Drawn By Gino Whitehall
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Weapons Drawn! is a collection of illustrations from Gino Whitehall, a concept artist in Los Angeles.
Whisky Tunes: Whisky-Inspired Music from the Bagpipe Tradition By Vincent Janoski
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Many folks will say that single-malt whisky is an acquired taste. Many might also say the same thing about Highland bagpipe music. In this, the two share a similar character. Each is associated with... More > celebration, sadness, and ceremony. Each is infused with originality and artistry. Whisky Tunes presents new arrangements of 52 whisky-inspired tunes for the Highland bagpipe to paint a historical musical portrait of Scotland's traditional instrument and customary beverage. This collection of tunes and historical tales takes the reader on a musical journey covering more than 300 years of bagpipe music and whisky-making. Some tunes haven't been heard in 100 years or more and see print for the first time. Altogether, they capture the spirit and flavor of life as much as the flavor of a favorite spirit. Each one has its own story to tell. It’s time their stories were heard again.< Less
Molly Hatch By Todd Merrill
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Contemporary ceramic artist Molly Hatch monograph dealing the artist's latest works based on historic dishware.
Shari Mendelson "Artifacts" By Todd Merrill
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Brooklyn-based artist Shari Mendelson's handmade sculptures from discarded plastic bottles referencing ancient glass and ceramics.
CUBISM COLLAGE CYBERGRAMS CONCRETE By Stanislav Grezdo, T. Paul Young, Lloyd C. Engelbrecht
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The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is pleased to present the museum’s second collaboration with the Bauhaus Chicago Foundation, “CUBISM COLLAGE CYBERGRAMS CONCRETE: 4 Artists from... More > Moholy-Nagy’s School.” This exhibition, curated by T. Paul Young, is rooted in the founding of the New Bauhaus which formally opened its doors in 1937 at the renovated Marshall Field mansion on the near south side of Chicago. This new school, directed by former Bauhaus Master László Moholy-Nagy, began a powerful and dynamic new chapter within Chicago’s art, design and educational community. The four gifted artists exhibited here, Alexander Corazzo, Gretchen Schoeninger Corazzo, Robert Nickle and Tadao Takano, are among many from Moholy-Nagy’s school whose work has received only rare exposure to a broad public audience.< Less
SEDIMENTED By Stanislav Grezdo, Robin Dluzen
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The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is pleased to present “Sedimented,” a 4-person exhibition featuring Chicago-based artists Stephen Eichhorn, Gunjan Kumar, Judith Mullen and Toby... More > Zallman. These artists not only share an interest in the intersection of the natural and the manmade, but the manner in which they create their multimedia works have conceptual and literal processes in common. In different ways, the artists are all gatherers of images and materials –as if a multitude of ephemera and ideas have been loosened from the world around them and collected, settling within the artists’ studios and their works.< Less
EUROPE FOOD AND DRINK By Allez Publishing Group
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ALLEZ MAGAZINE presents the EUROPE FOOD AND DRINK issue with plenty of our top picks for restaurants, locations, and photoshoot-ready models in Europe.
Pegasus Fall 2016 By Daniel Keefe
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The Haverford School presents the 2016 fall literary magazine.
Cruise Ship Drummer! Book of the Blog — 2016 By Todd Bishop
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This book includes all of the downloadable drum exercises and transcriptions posted on Todd Bishop's Cruise Ship Drummer! drumming blog in 2016. Topics covered include snare drum technique, jazz,... More > rock, funk, odd meters, Latin styles, and more! Drum transcriptions of the playing of Elvin Jones, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro, Billy Higgins, Airto, Ndugu Leon Chancler, Joe Chambers, and others! A challenging drumming idea book for intermediate-to-professional level drummers. 119 pages. Visit the blog at www.cruiseshipdrummer.com.< Less
DEN'S DOODLES (Regular & Captionated) By Dennis Preston
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On Facebook, I asked some of the owners of my other books (Critters, Creatures & Cuties and Preston Potpourri Volume 1) if they would be interested in a book that had some of my older doodles in... More > it... the answer was YES!!! One even said they'd color anything I put out. Most of the doodles are pretty sketchy, so if you are use to really bold solid lines to color within, these are going either give you a challenge OR loosen you up some in your coloring skills. Just my opinion... because of how much crosshatching there is in the drawings, I think fine tip pens and brush markers would work best on them. The line work will show through. Also... some of the 39 doodles even have captions. I don't know how funny you'll think they are... but they're there anyway. If you like my other books, I think you'll like this one too!< Less