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    • Western art and the wider world
      Western art and the wider world
      Paul Wood.
      Globalization in the early 21st century is increasingly reflected in contemporary art. Yet there remains a need for a theoretically informed and historically wide-ranging study of changes in the relationship between the modern Wester artistic canon and those of other forms of art which it has traditionally marginalized. This book explores Western art as it has developed since the Renaissance in terms of an evolving relationship with the art and culture of other societies, including the Islamic world, the Far East, Australasia, Africa, and the Americas.
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    • The road to Van Eyck
      The road to Van Eyck
      Stephan Kemperdick, Friso Lammertse.
      " ... catalogue presents more than 90 masterpieces of Netherlandish, French and German art from around 1400. The richly illustrated catalogue sheds light on what and who inspired the renowned painter Jan van Eyck ..."--Exhibition website.
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    • The Bay Area school : Californian artists from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s
      The Bay Area school : Californian artists from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s
      Thomas Williams.
      Tracing the development of abstract expressionism and the counter-blast of figurative art on the West Coast of America during a decisive period, this publication marks a milestone in the on-going understanding of the post-war art scene in the United States.
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    • Bridged field : found-photo drawings
      Bridged field : found-photo drawings
      John Beech
      "Artist John Beech is known for his innovative transformations of the seemingly mundane into startling works of originality. Proficient in several different mediums, in Bridged Field: Found-Photo Drawings he focuses on self-manipulated photographs. Since 2007 he has collected over 600 found photographs and applied his singular touch to each, letting the patterns and textures within the photograph become the grounds upon which he creates entirely new works of mysterious beauty. Presented here are 92 such pieces. Notable for their range of materials (oil enamel, vinyl paint, ink, pencil, and marker pen), the drawings display a diversity of methods to apply marks directly onto the surface of the prints, in some cases predominantly covering the photographic information, in others emphasizing and punctuating visible elements in the photograph. Deliberate paint passages often exist alongside accidental marks or gestures and incidental imagery may come to the forefront when the primary subject of the photograph has been obscured" --Publisher's website.
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    • The art of Greg Spalenka : visions from the mind's eye
    • Meret Oppenheim : retrospective
      Meret Oppenheim : retrospective
      edited by Heike Eipeldauer, Ingried Brugger, Gereon Sievernich

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    • Contemporary Chinese art : a critical history
    • 500 optical illusions
      500 optical illusions
      Keith Kay and The Diagram Group.

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    • The art of Titanfall
    • Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the Gilded Age cemetery
      Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the Gilded Age cemetery
      Cynthia Mills.
      "This book attempts to set out at least part of the story of how high-style funerary sculpture functioned at the turn of the twentieth century and in the decades immediately after, a subject little investigated to date by scholars. These monuments have not been considered in terms of their wider context and shifting use as objects of consolation, power, and multisensory mystery and wonder. Rather, they have mostly been considered as oddities, a part of an individual artist's oeuvre, a detail of a patron's biography, or as local civic cemetery history. Why did new forms--many of them now produced in bronze rather than stone and placed in architectural settings--arise just at this time, and how did they mesh or clash with the sensibilities of their era? Why was there a gap between the intention of these elite patrons and artists, whose lives were often intertwined in a closed circle, and the way some public audiences received them through the filter of the mass media?"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Master drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    • Writing and research for graphic designers : a designer's manual to strategic communication and presentation
      Writing and research for graphic designers : a designer's manual to strategic communication and presentation
      Steven Heller.
      "For designers, writing and research skills are more necessary than ever before, from the basic business compositions to critical writing. In this competitive climate, designers are routinely called upon to make words about the images and designs they create for clients. Writing about design is not just "trade" writing, but should be accessible to everyone with an interest in design. This book is a complete, introductory guide to various forms of research and writing in design--and how they explain visuals and can be visualized. These pages address communication on various levels and to all audiences:- Designers to Designers- Designers to Clients- Designers to the Design-literate- Designers to the Design-agnosticBeing able to express the issues and concerns of the design practice demands facts, data, and research. With Writing and Research for Graphic Designers, you'll learn how to turn information into a valuable asset-- one of the key talents of the design researcher"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Steampunk graphics : the art of Victorian futurism
      Steampunk graphics : the art of Victorian futurism
      general editor Martin de Diego
      Following on "Steampunk Fashion" and "Steampunk Jewelry" comes the serious survey that steampunk art merits. Paradoxically, the astonishing flights of imagination resulting in the most memorable images of the steampunk movement have only been possible due to the advances in digital design packages of the last few years. The astonishing, mind-warping work of 30 of the best of these steampunk artists is featured, including Kevin Mowrer, Guillaume Dubois, Kazuhiko Nakamura, and Collette Ellis. Each has created a distinct series of worlds and aesthetics inspired by different aspects of the genre. An extended essay traces the source and development of steampunk imagery, while detailed biographies of each artist reveals their history and inspirations. For anyone into steampunk, professional or aficionado, this is a must-have volume, while the stunning quality of the images will also bring a new crowd of adherents to the genre.
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    • Mark Grotjahn : butterfly paintings
    • A punch of color : fifty years of painting by Camille Patha
      A punch of color : fifty years of painting by Camille Patha
      essays by Rock Hushka and Alison Maurer.
      "Throughout her six-decade career, Camille Patha's painting has oscillated between the figurative and the abstract. Patha began painting gestural abstraction in the 1960s then deliberately explored various painting styles, including hard-edged abstraction and surrealist-infused photorealism and, finally, a return to abstraction. During each era of her career, Patha demonstrated a full mastery of painting, presenting canvases that wholly embody her imagery and vocabulary with an unwavering voice and shocking vigor. Patha asserts her power as a painter by creating imagery of a complete universe that enables the viewer to be fully absorbed within a boundless volume. In her paintings, she shares a sense of wonder about the existential conundrums confronting every person and with the exuberance of her elastic symbolism. A Punch of Color is the first retrospective of her work since 1979. Rock Hushka is curator of contemporary and Northwest art and director of curatorial administration at Tacoma Art Museum"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Into the light : the paintings of William Blair Bruce (1859-1906)
    • Peggy Angus : designer, teacher, painter
      Peggy Angus : designer, teacher, painter
      James Russell.
      "Few people who met Peggy Angus ever forgot her. Passionate, outspoken and irreverent, she began her career as a painter and muralist before finding her vision as a designer of tile murals and wallpaper. As a teacher she inspired generations of students, of all ages and abilities, instilling in them her belief that art is integral to human life." -- back cover.
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    • Simon Hantai
      Simon Hantai
      under the direction of Dominique Fourcade, Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, Alfred Pacquement
      "This catalogue offers the opportunity to discover the complete oeuvre of one of the most important artists of the second half of the 20th century: Simon Hantai. From the first paintings after Hantai's arrival in Paris in 1948 to the pliage paintings, this publication, which covers sixty years of the painter's life and accompanies the first retrospective of Hantai's work since 1876, reveals the complexity and extreme diversity of his creation: from the Surrealist paintings to the writing-paintings, from the Mariales (the first series of works created using the pliage or folding method) to the Laissees. Hantai's approach is analyzed at each stage of its development. Essays, accounts by those closest to the artist, and a detailed chronology, as well as numerous hitherto unpublished illustrations, complement this first major reference work on the artist."--P. [4] of cover.
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    • Mona Lisa : a life discovered
      Mona Lisa : a life discovered
      Dianne Hales.
      "A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. No face has ever captivated so many for so long. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. This book rests on the premise that the woman in the Mona Lisa is indeed the person identified in its earliest description: Lisa Gherardini (1479-1542), wife of the Florence merchant Francesco del Giocondo. Dianne Hales has followed facts wherever she could find them -- from the Florence State Archives, to the squalid street where she was born, to the ruins of the convent where she died. Lisa Gherardini was a quintessential woman of her times, caught in a whirl of political upheavals, family dramas, and public scandals. Descended from ancient nobles, she gave birth to six children and died at age sixty-three. Her life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence, decades of war, rebellion, invasion, siege, and conquest--and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen. Her story creates an extraordinary tapestry of Renaissance Florence, inhabited by larger-than-legend figures such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered takes readers beyond the frame of Leonardo's masterpiece and introduces them to a fully dimensional human being"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Painting skies and seascapes
    • American encounters : genre painting and everyday life.
      American encounters : genre painting and everyday life.

      "Genre painting flourished in the U.S. during the mid-19th century. These narrative scenes depicting the everyday activities of stock or typed characters captivated American audiences. Delineating distinctly American characters, often through the exploration of racial, regional, or class differences, genre painting, like landscape, was often called upon as a vehicle for expression of cultural nationalism. Two paintings from the Louvre represent the Dutch and English schools, key sources on which genre painters in the U.S. drew in developing their own idiom. These rich genre paintings, alongside three outstanding American examples, enable the exploration of a variety of interrelated themes including the development of character types, confrontations between them, the spaces of their confrontations, the role of the senses as well as music and narrative, and the graphic reproduction and dissemination of genre paintings in the form of prints. Genre Painting and Everyday Life accompanies the first of a series of focused exhibitions collaboratively organized by the Musee du Louvre, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The art of basic oil painting
      The art of basic oil painting
      [authors: Marcia Baldwin, Glenda Brown, Lorraine Gray, Varvara Harmon, Jim McConlogue, Jason Morgan, Vanessa Rothe, James Sulkowski].

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    • Printmaking unleashed : more than 50 techniques for expressive mark making
    • Tiki pop : America imagines its own Polynesian paradise = L'Amerique reve son paradis Polynesien
    • Pattern design : a period design sourcebook
    • Terrific design
      Terrific design
      edited by Cristina Morozzi
      There has been a shift in contemporary design, something hazy like a summer rainbow and hard to label. It is not kitsch, something that has always taken a side swipe at beauty, because it does not have popular connotations. Rather, it appears to be a high and virtuous manifestation of creativity applied to objects of everyday use. It feeds off a variety of different abilities - woodwork, sculpture, carving, assemblage, collage, recycling, transformation, embroidery, knitting - and crosses a variety of trends, from Surrealism to Dadaism, from Zoomorphism to Anthropomorphism. It uses the most disparate of materials, with a focus on recovery. Functionality becomes optional; the objective is wonder, and perhaps disgust: that healthy jolt that strikes the stomach before it strikes the mind. Terrific Design celebrates some of the most bizarre objects to be found in the design world today.-- Publisher.
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    • The French way with design : moving forward while looking back
    • The drawing room : English country house decoration
    • Think small : make the most of every square foot.
    • Unique by design : contemporary jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection
      Unique by design : contemporary jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection
      Suzanne Ramljak.
      "Studio jewelry dissolves the modern distinction between decorative and fine arts. The 60 pieces in this lively volume, collected by Donna Schneier and donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, were created primarily from the early 1960s to the present day and show a fluid engagement with various traditions in jewelry-making--from old masterworks to contemporary pieces--as well as various 20th-century art movements such as Conceptual art, Arte Povera, and Surrealism. Unique by Design draws attention to these dazzling small works of art, most of which have never before been published. Although these pieces incorporate a variety of materials, ranging from the precious to the ordinary, they share some common traits that reflect the collector's tastes: wit, elegance, fantasy, imagination, social observation, and technical virtuosity. Above all, these works were made to be worn and to create a dynamic engagement with a body." -- Publisher's website.
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    • Canned! : artwork of the modern American beer can
      Canned! : artwork of the modern American beer can
      Russ Phillips
      Phillips provides a close look at the original artwork on 600 different modern beer cans from 40 states. Get to know the story behind your favorite beer's name and can design. Discover how canning beer has turned into an art form!
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    • Cultural transformations : youth and pedagogies of possibility
    • Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
      Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
      Lena Dunham.
      "If I could take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Behind the sofa : celebrity memories of Doctor Who
    • Doctor Who, the eleventh hour : a critical celebration of the Matt Smith and Steven Moffat era
    • Video shooter : mastering storytelling techniques
      Video shooter : mastering storytelling techniques
      Barry Braverman.
      "Tired of the all the digital filmmaking guidebooks that give you only the nuts and bolts of how to use a camera? The third edition of Video Shooter takes the how-to knowledge a step further by showing you how to craft a story in your video. Barry Braverman is an experienced shooter and filmmaker whose is highly regarded in the field. This book covers everything from framing a shot, to lighting, to the type of camera (and tripod) you should use, and perhaps most importantly--how to translate the use of all the equipment and techniques into a story. The author is a veteran cinematic storyteller, and he shares practiced film-style techniques for use on your own DV cam.Humorous and opinionated, the author provides anecdotes and full-color illustrations that help you to learn the tricks of the trade. He gets right to the point of what you need to know to get good shots-and on a budget. New to this edition: * more up-to-date techniques involving HD technology* more coverage on the multi-skillset required of today's filmmakers (who are asked to act simultaneously as Director, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Sound Recordists, etc.)*Website including craft tips, equipment review/blogs, and a teacher's corner to support use of the book in film studies/digital media class (includes student work completed in class using the text)"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Directing : film techniques and aesthetics
      Directing : film techniques and aesthetics
      Michael Rabiger, Mick Hurbis-Cherrier.

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    • Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction
      Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction
      general editor, Guy Haley
      This book is the definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic. From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out 200 of the greatest galactic creations. Presented in an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, each chronologically arranged entry features an entertaining overview written by a science fiction expert, plus: The lifespan of sci-fi creations, for example, from book to movie to television series; Other key media, such as comics, graphic novels, video games, manga, where appropriate; Film and television stills, book and comic covers, and other archive material. Larger franchises -- such as Doctor Who and The War of the Worlds -- feature lavish spreads of photographs illustrating how they have evolved from black-and-white beginnings to big-budget blockbusters. Seminal sagas like Star Wars and Star Trek enjoy not only a "real world" timeline of films and TV broadcasts, but also a fascinating spread detailing their role in the series' fictional universe. Sci-Fi Chronicles is a truly international guide, with entries focusing on everything from Hollywood blockbusters to Russian cult classics, and from European literature to Australian franchises. It is perfect for dipping into, while its memory-jogging mentions and illustrations make it impossible to put down. It will delight long-standing sci-fi aficionados, yet with a scope that extends from vintage volumes to amazing anime, Sci-Fi Chronicles will also entrance a younger generation. - Publisher.
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    • How Star Wars conquered the universe : the past, present, and future of a multibillion dollar franchise
    • Screening the undead : vampires and zombies in film and television
      Screening the undead : vampires and zombies in film and television
      edited by Leon Hunt, Sharon Lockyer and Milly Williamson.
      The vampire and the zombie, the two most popular incarnations of the undead, are brought together for a forensic critical investigation in this book. Both have a long history in popular fiction, film, television, comics and games; the vampire also remains central to popular culture today, from literary paranormal romance to cult TV and movie franchises by turns romantic, tortured, grotesque, countercultural, a goth icon or lonely outsider. The zombie can shamble or sprint with alarming velocity, and even dance. It frequently lends itself to metaphor and can stand in for fascism or ecological disaster, but is perhaps most frequently a harbinger and instrument of the apocalypse. Leading writers on Horror and cult media consider the sexy vampire and the grotesque zombie, as well as hybrid figures who do not fit neatly into either category. These are examined across a range of contexts, from the Swedish vampire to the Afro-American Blacula, from the lesbian vampire to the gay zombie, from the Spanish Knights Templar riding skeletal horses to dancing Japanese zombies. This book sheds new light on these two icons of terror - and desire - whose popular longevity has taken them Beyond Life.
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    • The inner game of screenwriting : 20 winning story forms
    • The screenwriter within : new strategies to finish your screenplay & get a deal!
      The screenwriter within : new strategies to finish your screenplay & get a deal!
      D. B. Gilles.
      In a funny and honest style, this book takes the beginning screenwriter through all the various stages of writing a screenplay. Using both pop culture references and one's own personal history, D.B. Gilles shows how big screen stories can come from the smaller events in everyday life.
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    • As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride
      As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride
      Cary Elwes with Joe Layden
      From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
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    • Star wars art : illustration
      Star wars art : illustration
      foreword by Howard Roffman
      Presents original illustrations, paintings, and artwork produced for "Star Wars" books, trading cards, magazines, video games, merchandise, and limited-edition prints.
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    • The art of The Boxtrolls
    • Not my father's son : a memoir
    • Food : a love story
      Food : a love story
      Jim Gaffigan.
      ""What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here's why: I'm a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I'd highly recommend that you do not read his book." Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet ("choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover") and decrying the worst offenders ("kale is the early morning of foods"). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave--hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question "which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?""-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Just between us
      Just between us
      Mario Lopez, with Steve Santagati.
      With a star that rose from unforgettable child acting roles, such as in Saved by the Bell, to the forefront of today's entertainment media, Mario Lopez is nothing short of a pop culture sensation. Now, as he turns forty, Mario looks back on his life with a newfound perspective and a humorous sensibility of how things have changed with age, divulging for the first time the endearing, surprising, and sometimes difficult experiences that shaped him into the loving father and husband he is today. With wit and candor, Mario reveals his most intimate never-before-told stories, including the details of his often tumultuous and largely public love life--giving readers a look at the ups and downs of his romantic past leading up to his happily-ever-after with his beautiful wife and their two children. This is Mario Lopez unfiltered.--From publisher description.
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    • Andrea Martin's lady parts
      Andrea Martin's lady parts
      by Andrea Martin.
      A hilarious, entertaining, and often moving memoir, from the multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress and comedienne, and SCTV alum, Andrea Martin. Whether lighting up the small screen in her new TV series, Working the Engels, on NBC, or stealing scenes on the big screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, or starring on the stage in her recent Tony award winning role as Berthe in Pippin, Andrea Martin has long entertained audiences with her hilarious characterizations and heartwarming performances. Martin has worked stages, sets and even trapezes across North America, playing to houses packed with adoring fans, all of whom instantly recognize the star who has entertained us for nearly forty years. In Andrea Martin's Lady Parts, Martin, for the first time, shares her fondest remembrances of a life in show business, motherhood, relationships, no relationships, family, chimps in tutus, squirrels, and why she flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. Martin opens up her heart in a series of eclectic, human, always entertaining and often moving essays. Lady Parts will make you giggle and may make you cry. This is a powerful collection of stories by a woman with a truly storied life.
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    • Easy Street (the hard way) : a memoir
      Easy Street (the hard way) : a memoir
      Ron Perlman with Michael Largo
      "The engaging, passionate, always-honest, and often-hilarious memoir of actor Ron Perlman-his triumphant story of perseverance and determination navigating the slippery slopes of Hollywood.
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