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You Asked Aunt Rocky: Answers & Advice About Raqs Sharqi and Raqs Shaabi By Morocco (C.Varga Dinicu)
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Over 50 years of research and experience… No other book contains such an in depth look at what we popularly call ‘bellydance’. Country by country, region by region, Morocco breaks... More > down customs, dances, rhythms and folklore while answering common questions and addressing major misconceptions about the world of Oriental dance. ‘You Asked Aunt Rocky’ is the definitive text book for the study of Raqs Sharqi and Raqs Shaabi. Informative enough for any scholarly study of the subject, yet written for those who love the dance, this great tome is a treasure and an asset to any collection on the arts of North Africa, Asia Minor and the Middle East.< Less
Art of Randy Bishop Volume 1 By Randy Bishop
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"The Art of Randy Bishop" is a compilation of some of the best work that has been done by the famed character designer and illustrator.
Printmakers of the Baroque By Susan Dixon
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The essays in this volume complement the recent exhibition of Printmakers of the Baroque: 17th-Century Explorations of Space and Light at La Salle University Art Museum during winter 2013-2014.... More > Co-curated by La Salle Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Susan Dixon, the exhibition also provided a foundation for a Baroque art history course taught in spring 2014. This catalogue includes essays and labels written by undergraduate students enrolled in the course, along with reproductions of all 40 artworks included in the exhibition.< Less
The Headless Businessman Coloring Book By Sean Dooley
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Day Job Etc presents The Headless Businessman Coloring Book. These businessmen have worked so hard that they've lost their heads! Brighten up their boring nine-to-fives by drawing them new ones.
Niamh Barry By Todd Merrill
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Irish lighting artist Niamh Barry sculpts with light creating floating masterpieces.
A Stone Lives On - Hardcover By Stephen E. Nash
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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) has on display 20 wonderful, whimsical gem-carving sculptures by Russian master artist Vasily Konovalenko. To date, very little has been published on... More > the artist or his work, particularly in English. Since 2009, DMNS curator of archaeology Steve Nash and photographer Rick Wicker have been working to fill that gap in our knowledge. They have traveled the world to photograph and fully document the Konovalenko gem-carving sculptures. As of late 2014, they have examined and documented more than 95% of the known pieces, totaling more than 70 sculptures. This paper focuses on the 20 DMNS sculptures by offering background information on the artist and his career, both informed by oral histories with the artist’s wife, Anna, and others. Coupled with Wicker’s high-resolution photographs and a mineralogical analysis by curator of geology James T. Hagadorn, Nash’s research reveals Konovalenko’s remarkable and world-class talent for making silent stones speak.< Less
A Stone Lives On By Stephen E. Nash
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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) has on display 20 wonderful, whimsical gem-carving sculptures by Russian master artist Vasily Konovalenko. To date, very little has been published on... More > the artist or his work, particularly in English. Since 2009, DMNS curator of archaeology Steve Nash and photographer Rick Wicker have been working to fill that gap in our knowledge. They have traveled the world to photograph and fully document the Konovalenko gem-carving sculptures. As of late 2014, they have examined and documented more than 95% of the known pieces, totaling more than 70 sculptures. This paper focuses on the 20 DMNS sculptures by offering background information on the artist and his career, both informed by oral histories with the artist’s wife, Anna, and others. Coupled with Wicker’s high-resolution photographs and a mineralogical analysis by curator of geology James T. Hagadorn, Nash’s research reveals Konovalenko’s remarkable and world-class talent for making silent stones speak.< Less
Mythical Figures & Mucawas: Ceramics from the Ecuadorian Amazon By Joe Molinaro, Richard Burkett
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Pottery in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin is rapidly disappearing as plastic and aluminum containers replace the traditional pottery. Mythical Figures focuses on three of the best indigenous potters... More > from the Kichwa culture: women who both make traditional pottery vessels such as the intricately decorated chicha drinking bowl called a mucawa, and who also create fascinating figurative work that comes from Kichwa mythology and their imaginations. The book contains photographic portfolios of mucawas and also figurative work made from clay, along with a wealth of images of pottery making and other cultural and environmental images. The authors have worked together for over 20 years on this project. Professor Joe Molinaro has traveled many times to Ecuador, leading this documentary research project. Prof. Richard Burkett has focused on photo and video documentation in Ecuador and the design of this book, their first on this topic.< Less
XXX: A Collection of Nudes By Peregrine Angthius
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A collection of nude portraits done in a variety of media over the course of a few years.
New American Color By Jefferson Nelson
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This catalog accompanies the exhibition, New American Color, curated by Jefferson Nelson, November 7 - 21, 2014. Participating artists include: Anna Friemoth, Allison Dow, Angel Alonzo, Ben Cohen,... More > Marisa Hricovsky, Kristine Rhuman, Adam Sanzenbacher, Ryan Bunch, Anthony McCarty, Ben Godward, Douglas Kampher, Josh Byers, Natalie Lanese, Nathaniel Murray, Timothy Gaewsky, Amanda Ervin, Casey Jex Smith, goLab, Jake Scharbach, Jefferson Nelson, Jerry Gray, Yusuf Lateef, Joe Yetto, Abe Ferraro, Matt Tiernan, Mary Gaynier, Allen Yates, Roger Bisbing, and http://www.youtube.com/Gjellokioworkshopeeo.< Less
El Pueblo Viejo vs. El Chuco 2014 Catalog By Karl Whitaker
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Tucson vs. El Paso Print Exchange Exhibition // Yaybig Print Exchange // Horned Toad Prints Print Exchange / El Pueblo Viejo vs. El Chuco 2014 Catalog
NorseChowder - The Art of John Polidora Volume 2: A Bowlful of Asgardian Awesome Sauce By John Polidora
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This is the second volume in the NorseChowder - The Art of John Polidora Art Book collection series.
Twenty-One Pieces for Organ (coil binding) By Donovan Klotzbeacher
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This volume contains twenty-one compositions for church organ written in a variety of styles by Donovan D. Klotzbeacher. Many of these pieces are based on well-known hymn tunes and all selections... More > will be highly useful for worship services throughout the liturgical year. Skill level is intermediate to advanced. Coil bound for easy placement on music desk.< Less
Interiors 2014 By Studio B Architects
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Rooted in a strong modernist aesthetic, Studio B's fresh, minimalist design, elegant site integration and seamless interplay between architecture, interiors and nature have garnered increasing... More > national attention since the firm's founding in Aspen, Colorado in 1991. With more than 45 prestigious design awards received over the last decade, and recognition by the American Institute of Architects/Colorado as the organization's '2009 Firm of the Year', Studio B's influence and growing portfolio of modernist work have continued to draw attention far beyond the Rocky Mountain West. This book focuses on the firm's residential body of work, showcasing award winning homes built in the last decade as well as homes we are currently designing to be built in the near future.< Less
The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal- Volume 2 By Alfred Dolezal
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The symbolic art of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal,examines the deeper meaning of life and connects its challenges and rewards to a self-empowered and justly ordered existence. His visionary oil... More > paintings have been described as allegorical, cubistic, paradoxical and thought-provoking. These eclectic, contemporary, realistic works tell a human interest story. His vivid imagination often reveals a mischievous, humorous side and his love for the unexpected. The artwork of Alfred Dolezal invites you to venture to another realm where art is much more than just a painting.< Less
The Life within the Trees By Ronda Richley
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The book showcases the tree art of Ronda Richley and includes, in the artist's own words, the significance or meaning behind the art. Over 25 color photos of her paintings including the well-known... More > "Lovers" series, and "On Wings of Angels" Series.< Less
Art Responds to a Diagnosis: A Body of Work in Process By Karen Edmunds
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Art Responds to a Diagnosis (a Body of Work in Process) is an installation that Edmunds designed around her diagnosis of Breast Cancer, a disease that will affect one out of every eight women. This... More > monograph addresses how she dealt with the disease using her art practice, while at the same time consulting with doctors and researching treatments. Making art became a tool to control her diagnosis.< Less
Xenakis in America By Charles Turner
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Iannis Xenakis had a long-standing interest in the U.S., but given the five years he spent here, little has been written about his experiences. This study attempts, through archival research and... More > interviews, to document Xenakis’ time in the United States. Its subject is his relationship to American cultural institutions, and in what lured Xenakis here for musical composition and research.< Less
2013 Brand New Awards By UnderConsideration LLC
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judged competition organized by UnderConsideration, celebrating the best identity work produced around the world during 2013. The BNAs reward the most successful collaborations between a client and... More > their designer, design firm, brand consultancy, or internal creative team. A panel of five judges convened in Austin, TX, on March 28, 2014 to collectively select the 46 winning entries included in this book.< Less
My Little Sweetheart 3 By Iris Trismegistus
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My little Sweetheart is back! And this time, its bigger! Book 3 has more pictures of your favorite ponies re-imagined as sexy humans. For the first time, we have a general theme: your favourite... More > characters enjoying their summer (and spring) break! This installment features even more new artists like Holivi, Siden and Superkeen, joining familiar names like Atryl and Kloudmutt, all complete with a special sketch section! All proceeds of My Little Sweetheart 3 will go to the Lung Cancer Alliance. Order today!< Less
An Architect of Place By Ann Havemeyer
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In 1902 when architect Alfredo Taylor arrived in Norfolk, Connecticut, the cultural landscape was in the process of being transformed into a Village Beautiful by the town’s leading families,... More > the Battells and Eldridges. With the moral premise of City Beautiful ideology, the Village Beautiful placed architecture in the service of shaping an identity in a time of socio-economic change. Taylor’s creation of an artistic village center in the first decade of the twentieth century provided Norfolk with a romanticized image, while developing the Village Beautiful in a way that affirmed beauty, framed the attitudes and activities of townsfolk, and helped mediate social change. At a time when many small towns in New England faced an uncertain future, the Village Beautiful strengthened Norfolk’s place-bound identity.< Less
Please Stop Being Sad: volume 1. By Emm Roy
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71 pages of drawings from the blog pleasestopbeingsad.tumblr.com All the drawings are at the top of pages so you can add your own drawings or notes underneath.
Steampunk Tarot Companion By Charissa Lynn Drengsen
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Steampunk is merging the audacity of punk with the optimism of human potential. It encourages us to believe that the world can and is made better this moment, and the next, by the conscious choices... More > of the individual. A blend of post-modern and tribal, ancient and contemporary, traditional and subcultural... the Steampunk Tarot is a navigational beacon in a dark and difficult time of change and transformation... it will build a rusty metal bridge to the edge of your subconscious.< Less
Primacy of the Ear By Ran Blake, Ran Blake
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Many music books are designed to help better understand written music and theory, but "Primacy of the Ear" focuses on the development of the ear. "Primacy" outlines pianist and... More > MacArthur Fellow Ran Blake's approach to growing the ear and explains how musical memory is the key to becoming a more potent musician and shaping a personal musical style. Included are the legendary “ear-robics” exercises, developed by Ran over the course of 30 years as head of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at New England Conservatory of Music. Also covered: The Auteur Theory and how it translates into music making, developing and differentiating between the conscious and subconscious mind, listening and musical memory, how to learn from your musical heroes without being consumed by them, developing and using repertoire, and how to record your music most effectively. Primacy of the Ear is Ran Blake’s genius distilled—his teaching and musical philosophy in one volume. Co-written by Jason Rogers.< 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