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Nerves on Fire: World War II Pacific Paintings By George Klauba
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World War II cast a long shadow. Virtually every family had a member who was carried by the wings of history over the oceans into worlds of danger, boredom, and mind-wrenching emotion, toward the... More > prospect of maiming or death. To American children of the early 1940s, war was part of daily life—as it was for George Klauba. Today, as an artist, he looks back on that history. The work featured in Nerves on Fire is not standard imagery glorifying war; instead, it presents powerful and moving artwork reflecting scenes from World War II. In eighteen startling and empathetic paintings of the Pacific War, Klauba offers glimpses into the emotions of both sides—Allied and Japanese—as he captures the pathos and brutality of war as well as its valor and heroism. Nerves on Fire speaks to many generations, not just the ever-shrinking roster of World War II vets. Within it are lessons for all, including young people of today who live in a world beset by violence and wars around the globe.< Less
Lines and Stuff By Emm Roy
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A book of line-art doodles meant to make you feel happy. More can be found at the blog pleasestopbeingsad.tumblr.com
Sweet Reverence of Little Birds By Floy Zittin, Martha Dahlen, Patricia J. Machmiller
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Sweet Reverence of Little Birds is a compilation of 20 watercolor paintings depicting native California birds, paired with haiku presented in calligraphy. The paintings are done in a style... More > reminiscent of Asian brush painting. Floy Zittin, watercolor artist. Patricia J. Machmiller, award-winning haiku poet. Martha Dahlen, calligrapher. www.floyzittin.com< Less
THE ARTIST IN CRISIS: KIERKEGAARD’S PHILOSOPHY OF THE AESTHETIC STAGE OF EXISTENCE AND LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE By Yaroslav Senyshyn
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This book has been written for all artists, teachers and aspiring students who are in crisis in the practice of their art. Readers of the original manuscript from all walks of life in the arts,... More > including teacher-artists of the visual arts, film, drama, dance and music have indicated that this book can be read with much profit by all who consider themselves artists. As well, this book is directed to those artists who no longer view themselves as such. In a very poignant sense these are the individuals who have given up their art or performance practices. The suffering that can result from such a decision or termination can be an excruciating one whether it is consciously felt or sublimated in the most subterranean ways.< Less
Judging the Authenticity of Photographs (Fifth Edition) By David Cycleback
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Fifth Edition. Written by the prominent art historian and authentication expert David Rudd Cycleback, Judging the Authenticity of Photographs: The Basics for Collectors covers the essentials to... More > identifying, dating, understanding and authenticating photographs from the origins in the 1800s to today. It covers the whole range of photos, from tintypes to Polaroids, cabinet cards to wirephotos, salt prints to family snapshots, movie stills to real photo postcards. Topics include identification of photo processes, dating styles, identifying images made from the original negatives, stamps and tags, identifying fakes and reprints, and more. A concise guide essential for starting collectors and amateur genealogists to veteran auctioneers, dealers and historians.< Less
The Art of Acting By David Scott
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David Scott's manual to the intensive course "The Applied Art of Acting" and an incisive handbook for all actors who value their acting as an art-form.
CAROLE LAROCHE By CAROLE LAROCHE
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These pictures are some of the works created in 2011. They are done in pastel on black Arches paper. Most of these pastels are 15x15 inches and are shown in my gallery which is located on Canyon... More > Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico.< Less
Wild Heart of One Bird Singing By Floy Zittin, Martha Dahlen, Patricia Machmiller
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Three artists bring together three arts, painting, poetry and calligraphy in a charming juxtaposition of word and image. Watercolor paintings of North American birds are matched with haiku poems... More > inspired by the paintings. The text is hand written in a font especially designed for this book.< Less
Icon Painting Technique By Mary Jane MIller
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Mary Jane Miller discusses her technique, the history and meaning of icon painting. The book orients icon painters and examines why icons continue to be a spiritual tool. From a uniquely Western... More > perspective, this step-by-step practical course brings to life the sacred and beautiful art of egg tempera painting.Included are recipe guides and patterns to work from. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers will all find new insights.With in-depth information, invaluable advice, and superb illustrations of each step, this is a most comprehensive guide to the philosophy and practice of icon painting.< Less
Lost and Found By Peter Tunney
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This book accompanies the opening of Peter Tunney's new show, "LOST AND FOUND" on view at his Miami gallery INSIDE the Wynwood Walls for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.
Mistress, Model, Muse and Mentor: Women in the Lives of Famous Artists By Robert Julian Hafner
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This book is about the contribution of women to the lives of famous artists. Although women have given so much to these artists, this selfless contribution has been largely overlooked by art... More > historians. In trying to redress such a huge imbalance, I have focused mainly on male painters. As a retired psychiatrist, I could not write about these artists, and the women who were their intimate partners, without considering their psychopathology. In writing about this I have struggled to avoid jargon and to ensure readability. The main focus is on the relationship between psychopathology and creativity, with some comments about the effects of psychiatric treatment on the creative process. The overall bias of the book is feminist, but my voice here is not strident. I have tried to comment sensibly on what modern women may learn from the truly heroic women who are the main focus of this work.< Less
Homewood Cluster Planning: Cluster 8 By Studio for Spatial Practice, Operation Better Block
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The Cluster Planning process will create a detailed land use vision for Homewood’s future based on the needs and desires of existing, present-day community stakeholders. Cluster 8 is bounded... More > by North Braddock Avenue, Hamilton Avenue, the MLK Jr. East Busway and the alley behind Rosedale Street.< Less
YAYBIG Southwest 2014 Print Collection Catalog - 1st Edition By Karl Whitaker
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The YAYBIG Southwest 2014 Print Collection Catalog, 1st Edition. Featuring wood cuts, silkscreens, relief prints, intaglios, and more from artists across the desert southwest --... More > yaybigsouthwest.blogspot.com< Less
2014 Ceramics Commencement Exhibition By Ryan Wolper
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2014 Maryland Institute College of Art Ceramics Commencement Exhibition
Diary of a Mad Crazy Photographer By Albert Rayl
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Today's Photographers are very creative but LACK KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING ON SALES, MARKETING AND BUSINESS
Vivaldi 37 Bassoon Concerti By Antonio Vivaldi
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This edition, edited by Trevor Cramer and Bodo Koenigsbeck contains the solo bassoon parts to the complete Vivaldi Bassoon Concertos (37). These are unedited and contain only those articulations and... More > dynamics that are presumed to be Vivaldi's. Editions for Bassoon and Piano & Bassoon and Orchestra are also available from the publishers TMP (USA) and Accolade (Germany)< Less
Douglas Bentham By Recent Works 2009–2014
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Softcover catalgoue published to record the exhibition, Douglas Bentham: recent works 2009-2014, exhibited at The Gallery/art placement inc., May 10-28, 2014.
co. profile 2014 By JOAQUIN MARTINEZ
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our company profile shows our company philosophy and working manner
Ancient Image, Sacred Lines—Iconographic Templates for Painting & Meditation By Mary Jane MIller
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Experiment with markers, watercolors, crayons, pencils or pastels to create your own iconographic art. Each image has a small message and ample area for text, encouraging you to write your own... More > insights and thoughts. It becomes a visual journal, where you color the illustrations as well as write the text. Ancient Image, Sacred Lines offers church school and parishioners a new resource of historical spiritual imagery.< Less
glitChicago By Stanislav Grezdo, Paul Hertz, Annunziata Faes
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glitChicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art August 1 - September 28, 2014 Over the past decade Chicago has enjoyed a reputation as a center for artists... More > within a worldwide subculture of experimentation in electronic media. Knit together by global communications networks, the tendency known as “glitch” or “glitch art” centers around the noisy and colorful errors propagated when electronic media systems and digital encoding are unexpectedly interrupted or misbehave.< Less
Goop By blackshirtboy
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"Still awake, son?" Beneath the foothills of the Rockies a young intern at a top-secret scientific research facility finds himself in a slippery situation. What follows is 20 pages of... More > rubbery, gooey fun from blackshirtboy.com!< Less
Love on the Plains By blackshirtboy
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"Come on Leora, it'll be fun!" On the endless plains a young farm girl is hoping for some "alone time" with her equine boyfriend, safe from her horse-hating parents. However... More > their romantic weekend alone quickly becomes something far more than she bargained for and her life will be changed forever. Find out what happens in the first issue of Tales from Dreamland from blackshirtboy.com< Less
the Winter King By blackshirtboy
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"What would you do to save her, I wonder?" On the treacherous northern Shelf a man searches the tundra for his missing wife only to unwittingly stumble into something far more treacherous... More > than the raging winter storms. Will he be able to save her? Will he be able to save himself? Find out in the second story set in the Dreamlands universe: Tales from Dreamland: the Winter King from blackshirtboy.com< Less
Alien Tongues By blackshirtboy
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"What's happening to him, Oak?" The survey vessel Stjorner receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that... More > something has joined them. What follows is 20 pages of aliens and sci fi goodness in Alien Tongues part 1, from blackshirtboy.com!< Less
Woman by the light of the moon By blackshirtboy
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"This is the story of how my life changed forever..." Shortly after moving into a new town, a hapless young man finds he's become the victim of a strange and ancient curse. Can he save... More > himself before it's too late? Or will he lose himself forever to the light of the full moon? Find out in the pages of Woman by the Light of the Moon, from blackshirtboy.com.< Less