CHARACTER is a fancy international gay art magazine about images, emotions and the stories they tell. CHARACTER Issue 12 Spring|Summer 2014 contributors are Cauro Hige, Luke Darko, Narcisse Davim,... More > Anthony Mitchell, Sina Sparrow, Philip Hitchcock, Dehem, Adrien Giron, Marc DeBauch, Edgar Murillo aka Artedgar, Benoit Prevot, Mustango, Al Cave, Julien Adelaere, and Eric Lanuit. 348 pages. Full color and black and white< Less
CHARACTER is a fancy gay art magazine about images, emotions and the stories they tell. CHARACTER Issue 11 Winter 2014 contributors are Some French Guy, Full Mano, Wim Beullens, Manolo Yanes, Paul Le... More > Chien, Juan Castano, Mike Cabsinger, Romuald & PJ 2013, Fénix Diaz and Miguel Angel Reyes. 296 pages. Full color and black and white.< Less
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.< Less
*THIS IS THE HARD COVER COLOR LASER VERSION*
Emoji Dick is a crowd sourced and crowd funded translation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick into Japanese emoticons called emoji. Each of the book's... More > approximately 10,000 sentences has been translated three times by a Amazon Mechanical Turk worker. These results have been voted upon by another set of workers, and the most popular version of each sentence has been selected for inclusion in this book. In total, over eight hundred people spent approximately 3,795,980 seconds working to create this book. Each worker was paid five cents per translation and two cents per vote per translation. The funds to pay the Amazon Turk workers and print the initial run of this book were raised from eighty-three people over the course of thirty days using the funding platform Kickstarter.< Less
This book gives a set-by-step drawing method based loosely on the "Reilly" technique which allows for drawing figures from life in less than 15 minutes. It covers "full" figure... More > drawing from the initial setup of the "lines of action" through the finishing details for the face, hands, and feet. Also included are three demonstrations and a gallery of finished drawings.< Less
Written for one of the best travel cameras ever made, this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand guide for the Sony Alpha 6000 is written for the advanced user (with tutorials and easy explanations in... More > case you're not so advanced). In it we provide a thorough guide which explains each feature in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. There is no better way to learn about and get the most out of your camera.
Get the most out of your investment and enjoy learning more about it at the same time! A complete description, preview pages and a table of contents can all be found on the author's website: http://FriedmanArchives.com/alpha6000 .< Less
Polymetric Puzzles is a unique book which challenges keyboardists and pianists to play pieces which are difficult to coordinate with both hands. The intrigue is that playing the pieces hands... More > separately is rather simple, yet when playing hands together, the task becomes a difficult challenge. Much of the difficulty is created through the use of polymeters and polyrhythms, which are explained in detail.
The method uses a "puzzle" approach, where you are given a segment of music which you construct into a completed piece. The puzzle is solved when the piece is performed.
Selected solutions are provided. These are fully written out manuscript consisting of a variety of composed works based upon polymetric patterns.
There is a large spectrum of levels within this book - from roughly a one-year level to fairly advanced.
The book begins with structured exercises and progresses to more free form approaches to help build your technique for experimentation, improvisation and composition.< Less
The OM-D E-M1 camera has been hailed as “The King of Micro Four Thirds” format for good reason! The engineers gave this camera one of the most customizable and nuanced user interfaces... More > ever. While a good move, even experienced users will sometimes need help getting their arms around all of the different permutations of features or groups of features spread across different menus.
In this detailed and easy-to-read reference, professional stock photographer Gary L. Friedman simplifies the complexity and provides the shortest learning curve for this infinitely-configurable camera.
Also included is a set of "Cliffs Notes" cards you can print showing the recipes for common shooting situations, and the author's Personal Camera Settings.
Get the most out of your investment and enjoy learning more about it at the same time! THIS VERSION OF THE BOOK IS IN B&W. Color versions and other formats (including sample pages) are available at the author's website.< Less
This is a book of neat things. This book does not include descriptions of the neat things. The drawings say it all. This book is for anyone who appreciates the simplicity of a doodle. Or for anyone... More > who enjoys sincerity, sweetness or the truly strange. This is a book of the everyday, created to inspire smiles and carefree contemplation. It’s a perfect gift for a someone. It will also serve as a personal reminder to always reflect on, laugh at and notice the neat things in the world.< Less
TRANSFORMING NEW YORK CITY OBJECTS was curated by Kimberly Marrero and juried by a panel of 10 artists, gallerists, and curators including: Stuart Anthony, Meaghan Kent, Louky Keijsers Koning,... More > Kimberly Marrero, Michael Mut, Leon Reid IV, Gae Savannah, Keith Schweitzer, Jason Patrick Voegele, and Antonia Wright. Featuring: Ariela Kader, Christopher Hart Chambers, Peter Brock, Suran Song, Michele Brody, Niizeki Hiromi, Paul Quince, Zac Benson, Omar Thorpe, Kristi Sword, Nicole Lenzi, Terry Ward, Stephanie Mora, Z, Shelley Flanders, Jamie Grove, Tasha Lewis, Lillian Przedecki, Cary Whittier, David Meanix, Katy Andrascik, Wan Yu Chen, Andrew Frotton, Kathryne Hall, Aimée Margolis, Matt Jones, Megan Kohlmiller, Leah Harper, Jos Diegel, Tania Sen, BluDog 10003< Less
USGBC-C4 proudly presents the 2012-2013 Green Awards Book. This bi-annual publication features the best green projects from around the California Central Coast that participated in our Annual Green... More > Awards Program. The 2012 & 2013 Green Awards had so many outstanding projects and we're excited to share them with you. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you for helping us in our journey to make sustainable communities available to everyone within this generation.< Less
Catalog for the solo exhibition of one of Chicago’s great abstractionists, painter and sculptor Thomas Kapsalis.
The focus of this exhibition is Kapsalis’s works from 1990-2013, and... More > features works in various media, such as paintings, sculptures in metal, wood, and recycled materials. Many of the works were created in the past decade, and have never been publicly exhibited.
Kapsalis’s combinations of colors and shapes are masterfully composed, making his work visually very attractive. But there is more in Kapsalis’s work than geometric abstraction - the titles of the works will open the door to another dimension of his works. They reveal something about the artist and his observations of everyday life, sometime intellectual, sometime with humor, but always with perspective of an American Artist.< Less
Standards of the Guqin is the first original textbook in English for the Chinese seven-stringed zither, traditionally favoured by scholars and clergy past and present. This book provides a holistic... More > curriculum for students without prior knowledge of the Chinese language or culture, covering history, construction, technique, and critique of the musical tradition.
The Second edition adds new essay translations, revised textual content and a new chapter on the historical manuscript interpretation process known as dapu. All musical scores are also upgraded to digital print from handwritten manuscripts for quality and legibility.< Less
Network Drafting: An Introduction offers the designer/weaver an entrée into an exciting new world—the weaving of curved designs in many structures on the multishaft loom without jacquard... More > devices, draw harnesses, or other loom modifications. Weavers with looms of eight or more shafts, with or without dobbies, will love this book. Think curves!
First published in 1994. The current edition contains all the material in the original text, including illustrations and diagrams.< Less