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Artists Photo Reference Landscapes
Gary Greene
1581804539
Jan 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Many artists take reference photos before setting brush to canvas. The "Artist's Photo Reference" series seeks to provide a broad archive of photos for those times when an artist wants to paint the sea while in the Midwest or paint a bluebird in the dead of winter. Greene has added two invaluable volumes to the series, which already boasts his Flowers (1998) and Bart Rulon's Birds (LJ 3/15/99). Each contains hundreds of high-quality photos (Buildings and Barns, for example, covers young and old barns, houses from Tudor through the late 20th century, storefronts, mills, schools, railroad and gas stations, churches, and waterfront buildings) and between four and six demonstrations in a variety of media. These highly recommended books are examples of a great idea, beautifully executed. Copyright 2001 Reed Business...


Virtual Pose 3: The Ultimate Visual Reference Series for Drawing the Human Figure
Mario Henri Chakkour
0971401047
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The next best thing to working with a live model, Virtual Pose(r) 3 provides professional and student artists with an accurate and convenient method of viewing the human form--without needing access to a live model and studio sessions. Digital artist Mario Henri Chakkour has created a CD-ROM and companion book that features models in 70 high resolution poses, images which can be zoomed in on and rotated 360 degrees. Painters, sculptors, and other artists will welcome the opportunity to study at length each detail and subtlety of the human form, giving them a deeper understanding of shape, form, and gesture.

About the Author
Mario Henri Chakkour is an internationally established digital artist. He is the author of Painting with Computers and creator of the Virtual Pose (r)...


Atlas of Foreshortening: The Human Figure in Deep Perspective
John Cody
0471396966
February 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
A unique visual encyclopedia for artists and illustrators Like its acclaimed predecessor, the Second Edition of this outstanding photographic reference offers illustrators, fine artists, and animators immediate access to the human form in deep perspective, that is, foreshortened. With all-new photographs, the Atlas of Foreshortening features: Over 530 high-quality photographs Both male and female nudes Poses with slight, moderate, and marked foreshortening Detail shots and full-body photographs Many poses shot from multiple angles

From the Back Cover
A unique visual encyclopedia for artists and illustrators Like its acclaimed predecessor, the Second Edition of this outstanding photographic reference offers illustrators, fine artists, and animators...


Animal Sketching
Alexander Calder
0486201295
June 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
Undisputed master of the simple expressive line. 141 full body sketches and enlarged details of animals in characteristic poses and movements.


The New Artist's Manual: The Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques
Simon Jennings
0811851249
November 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Adult/High School–Although critics might claim that this book is simply a boilerplate version of Jenningss Artists Color Manual (2003) and Art Class (1999, both Chronicle), they would be wrong. More than 100 artists lend their expertise and work to this step-by-step guide. On virtually every page, teens will encounter descriptive sidebars containing definitions, technical advice, and/or illustrations used to enhance the primary text. Equally helpful are the see also references that guide readers to related topics detailed elsewhere in the book. Health and safety issues, reading a paint tube, and a list of principal art-materials suppliers (including Web sites) are included. The underlying thread in this book is the authors attention to observation in tandem with the processes involved in drawing,...


Hypersurface Architecture II
James Ogilvie-Forbes
0471998710
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The first edition of Hypersurface presented an analysis of contemporary culture that identified two interpenetrating trends: avant garde architecture and everyday commercial practices. Hypersurface II demonstrates the convergence of these two forces that radicalizes form and deterritorializes subjectivity. This second edition further investigates the way in which effects emerge within architecture and explores the manifestations of this unprecedented moment in architecture where the rampages of commercial culture begin to cross-contaminate architectural form.


Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
Barbara Obermeier
0764589164
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
More than 650 pages in full color for less than $40 make this one-stop Photoshop reference an exceptional value Photoshop ranks up right up there as one of the top computer book categories, and sales of Photoshop books are sure to increase with the new software release Thoroughly updated to cover new features and enhancements in the latest release Includes ten self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching and Restoration; Photoshop and the Web; and Photoshop and Print

Download Description
More than 650 pages in full color for less than $40 make this one-stop Photoshop reference an exceptional value Photoshop ranks up...


Animal Painting and Anatomy
Pedro Calderon de La Barca
0486225232
June 1975
Paperback
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Book Description
Useful information on important anatomical features, directions on how to handle subjects, and how to express their forms and postures. 224 illus.


Inks and Washes
Barrons Educational Series
0764156993
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Barron's Art Handbooks are pocket-sized reference guides for art teachers and students. Heavily illustrated in color, the titles are divided into color-coded sub-series as follows: Purple, instruction in art media; Green, techniques and theory; Yellow, art history and movements; Red, art genres. This brand-new title, Inks and Washes, falls into the Purple category, explaining their application, both when used alone and in mixed-media art-works, and showing examples of artworks that have been created using these techniques.

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BARRON’S ART HANDBOOKS



Books in this, the Purple Series, illustrate and explain art media and techniques. Complementary series are Red, covering art genres; Yellow, ...


A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Rebecca Solnit
0670034215
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The virtues of being open to new and transformative experiences are rhapsodized but not really illuminated in this discursive and somewhat gauzy set of linked essays. Cultural historian Solnit, an NBCC award winner for River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, allows the subject of getting lost to lead her where it will, from early American captivity narratives to the avant-garde artist Yves Klein. She interlaces personal and familial histories of disorientation and reinvention, writing of her Russian Jewish forebears' arrival in the New World, her experiences driving around the American west and listening to country music, and her youthful immersion in the punk rock demimonde. Unfortunately, the conceit of embracing the unknown is not enough to impart thematic unity to these essays;...


The Encyclopedia of Art Techniques
Tessa Clark
156010760X
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This information-packed visual encyclopedia provides all the information needed to master essential techniques of the most popular drawing and painting media, including charcoal, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and oil. The full-color book presents a wide range of subject matter for each medium--including florals, sill lifes, figures, and landscapes--with instructions and explanations geared for artists of all skill levels.


Watercolor Bible
Joe Garcia
1581806485
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This handy guide is a must-have addition to every artist's toolkit. Small enough to take anywhere, The Watercolor Bible offers indispensable advice for nearly every aspect of watercolor painting. It's jam-packed with useful information, featuring: -Inspiring artwork and friendly instruction, including the basics on composition, color, and finding ideas -A comprehensive section on materials and supplies -- everything from paint, brushes, and paper to gouache and masking fluid -More than 15 step-by-step demonstrations on such popular subjects as water, flowers, trees, animals, and landscapes -An in-depth look at the drawing and painting techniques every artist should know -Wire binding that makes it easy to flip open and reference during a painting


Artist's Hints and Tips: Drawing and Painting People

1843400790
May 2004
Other Format
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Book Description
Pocket-sized and spiral-bound, this exciting new “class in a book” helps artists become skilled in one of the most popular subjects: capturing the human body. Covering everything from basic anatomy to group compositions, it presents dozens of instructive illustrations, each analyzed for technique and with useful tips. Find out how to master proper proportions, deal with foreshortening, arrange a pose, depict a person in motion or standing quietly, create beautiful portraits, and do “speed drawing.” There’s invaluable advice on all the media, from pencil to paint; lighting models; approaching a life-drawing class; keeping a sketchbook; and taking photographs for reference. With so much useful information, students will feel as if they have their own art tutor right with them.


Artists Photo Reference Buildings
Gary Greene
1581804512
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Accomplished artist and photographer Gary Greene has collected a comprehensive gallery of color photographs of barns, houses, buildings, churches, bridges, and other landmarks and architectural details in Artist's Photo Reference: Buildings & Barns. The intense, rich saturation of the structures is captured in bright natural light and through views designed to work within and complement landscape composition. The book, which forms a unique pictorial record of a vanishing America, is flush with variations on general themes, such as classical revival, Tudor, and southwestern in the "Houses" section. Each reference section contains a complete step-by-step demonstration by contributing artists employing various media, such as a pastel composition of a stately white farmhouse set between a dreamy blue April sky and riotous red...


The Art of Painting and Drawing Animals
Fredric Sweney
0486445984
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This practical guide by an award-winning artist uses two animals — the horse and the wild duck — to provide beginning as well as advanced artists with a basic understanding of the physical structure of all animals. Over 250 illustrations and step-by-step details make it easier to paint everything from dogs, cats, oxen, and deer to bears, birds, sheep and goats. 236 black-and-white illustrations; 26 in color.


Encyclopedia of Bird Reference Drawings
David Mohrhardt
1565230094
Dec 1985
Paperback
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The Human Figure: A Photographical Reference for Artists
Erik A. Ruby
0471289493
March 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
Now you can draw from your own life model anytime you want without paying expensive models’ fees! This handy volume contains over 600 detailed anatomical photographs for artists to study and draw from. Subjects included are male and female, and the models range in age from two years old to ninety years old. All together, seventeen different models were photographed, in the most useful and instructive poses for the artist. They are shown clothed and unclothed, full-figure and in closeup, in classical poses and in action, and in a wide variety of views—the standing male and female models, for instance, were photographed from eight different angles in a 360-degree circle. Sections one and two, covering the male and female nude figure, include photographic representation of running, walking, standing, sitting,...


Virtual Pose: The Ultimate Visual Reference Series for Drawing the Human Figure
Mario Henri Chakkour
0966638352
April 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Virtual Pose 2 is the second installment in what is fast becoming the ultimate visual reference series for drawing the human figure. For professional and student artists, this series is the next best thing to working with a live model--and the ultimate for amateur artists who have no access to studio sessions. Each volume includes an interactive CD-ROM with 54 full-figure poses which the artist can rotate 360 degrees. The artist is also able to zoom in on the pose, thus presenting the human form in a way that allows a deeper understanding of shape, form and gesture. Ranging from action to classic poses, standing and reclining, these carefully selected subjects were designed to offer visually pleasing as well as challenging drawing subjects. Furthermore, there is the choice of male and female models to draw from,...

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