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Collage City

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Collage City

Author: Colin Rowe
Publication Date: 1 January 1978

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This book is a critical reappraisal of contemporary theories of urban planning and design and of the role of the architect-planner in an urban context.

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50 Architects You Should Know

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50 Architects You Should Know

Author: Isabel Kuhl
Publication Date: 6 August 2008

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Starting with the Renaissance, this title gives an introduction to fifty visionary architects and traces the major aesthetic movements over the past six centuries and offers concise portraits of the geniuses behind them. It takes readers around the world and through history, from Filippo Brunelleschi to Antoni Gaudi to Frank Gehry.

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Transmaterial

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Transmaterial
A Catalog of Materials That Redefine Our Physical Environment

Author: Blaine Brownell
Publication Date: 10 January 2006

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With more than 200 materials, organized by category, described, pictured, and annotated with technical and sourcing information, this catalog is an essential tool for architects or designers interested in keeping up with the rapid developments in the field of materials, looking for a source of inspiration for their designs.

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XS Green

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XS Green
Big Ideas, Small Buildings

Author: Phyllis Richardson
Publication Date: 26 February 2007

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Deals with a wide range of small-scale, idiosyncratic projects created by the biggest names in global architecture. This work includes a brief introduction that explores the importance of the mini-building, and how the little structures are produced with increasingly green concerns in mind.

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Geometry of Design

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Geometry of Design
Studies in Proportion and Composition

Author: Kimberley Elam
Publication Date: 6 August 2001

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This work takes a close look at a broad range of 20th-century examples of design, architecture and illustration, revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions.

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Creating Sustainable Cities

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Creating Sustainable Cities

Author: Herbert Girardet
Publication Date: 31 July 1999

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How can we put the pulsing heart of conviviality back into our cities? How can we make sure of creating cities of diversity for the new millennium - places of cultural vigour and physical beauty that are also sustainable in economic and environmental terms? This Schumacher Briefing shows the way forward.

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Manchester

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Manchester

Author: Clare Hartwell
Publication Date: 1 January 2001

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This guide examines the full range and variety of Manchester's buildings old and new, from the medieval buildings of the cathedral and Cheetham's School to the architecture of the city's Victorian heyday, for example. Also included is Trafford's Imperial War Museum in the North.

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The end of print

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The The end of print
The Graphic Design of David Carson

Author: Lewis Lewis Blackwell
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1995

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Digital Photographers Handbook

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Digital Photographers Handbook

Author: Tom Ang
Publication Date: 20030131

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This comprehensive book explains the processes behind digital photography and how to get the most out of your digital or film-based images. There are hints and tips on the essentials of good photography, a series of practical projects and advice on how to turn professional.

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Thee Textile Design Book

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Thee Textile Design Book

Author: Karin Kohlmark
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1986

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This book by Karin Jerstorp and Eva Kohlmark illustrates a variety of inspiring and interesting ways to design and sketch your own patterns. The books technical exercises use new techniques and unconventional materials to make designing fun and easy - even for beginners...

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Klimt

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Klimt

Author: Gilles Neret
Publication Date: 26 May 2000

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Gustav Klimt's art expresses the apocalyptic atmosphere of Vienna's upper middle-class society - a society devoted to the cultivation of aesthetic awareness and the cult of pleasure. His fame, however, rests on his reputation as one of the greatest erotic painters and graphic artists of his time.

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Egon Schiele

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Egon Schiele
The Egoist

Author: Jean-Louis Gaillemin
Publication Date: 5 March 2007

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Delves into both the controversial sexual themes and neglected aspects of Schieles art, notably his formal experiments and his later expressionist portraits and allegorical paintings works that reveal much about the importance of his short career.

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Equus

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Equus

Author: Tim Flach
Publication Date: 1 October 2008

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No animal has captured the human imagination quite like the horse, depicted in cave drawings through countless renderings in paint, clay, ink, even film. From Arabians in the Royal Yards of the United Arab Emirates to purebred Icelandic horses in their glacial habitat; this book offers an insight into the physical dynamics and spirit of the horse.

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Tattoo Sourcebook

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Tattoo Sourcebook
Pick and Choose from Thousands of the Hottest Tattoo Designs

Author:  TattooFinder.com
Publication Date: 26 May 2009

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A lush sourcebook of nearly two thousand tattoo designs from artists around the world. From the editors of TattooFinder.com, it's a fantastic compendium for people who want to think before they ink!

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Hare with Amber Eyes

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The Hare with Amber Eyes
A Hidden Inheritance

Author: Edmund De Waal
Publication Date: 22 January 2011

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264 Japanes wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountred the collection in his grat unle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netuke'. they unlocked a story far larger & more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. WINNER OF 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD....

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Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Christiane Weidemann
Publication Date: 30 April 2010

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A lively portrait of one of the world's best-loved artists.

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Manga Action Heroes and Heroines

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Manga Action Heroes and Heroines

Author: Cristian Campos
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2012

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Story of Modern Art

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The Story of Modern Art

Author: Norbert Lynton
Publication Date: 10 August 1989

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One of the most readable and intelligent introductions to modern art.

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watercolour fast and loose

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watercolour fast and loose

Author: Ron Ranson
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1987

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Ron Ranson best selling watercolour author- eliminates all the pretence and mystique associated with painting beautiful pictures. He shows in his clear humorous style how you can enjoy painting your own stunning watercolours without stress or strain....

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Light and Shade

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Light and Shade

Author: Paul Taggart
Publication Date: 15 May 2003

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Wrestling with the Angel

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Wrestling with the Angel

Author: Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Publication Date: 5 February 2004

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Near the end of his life, Eugene Delacroix painted one of the most enigmatic episodes from the Bible: Jacob wrestling with the angel. This painting hangs on the wall of the Chapel of the Holy Angels in the church of Saint-Sulpice. In this text the author investigates the painting and church.

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Century

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Century
One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope

Author: Bruce Bernard
Publication Date: 15 September 2002

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An extraordinary, award-winning history of the last century in photographs.

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Basics Graphic Design 01: Approach and Language

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Basics Graphic Design 01: Approach and Language

Author: Gavin Ambrose
Publication Date: 13 December 2010

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Looks at the initial stages of the design process and the vocabulary used on undergraduate design courses. This book begins with an overview of various approaches to graphic design, as well as its inherent language. It also looks at methods for generating and developing ideas, research methods, and understanding what is meant by the design brief.

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Type Specific

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Type Specific
Designing Custom Fonts for Function and Identity

Author: Charlotte Rivers
Publication Date: 29 July 2005

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Type Specific shows designers how typefaces designed for a specific purpose succeed by exploring each of the features that m...

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Rebels and Martyrs

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Rebels and Martyrs
The Artist in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Alexander Sturgis
Publication Date: 20 June 2006

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Scottish Art

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Scottish Art

Author: Murdo Macdonald
Publication Date: 20 March 2000

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What makes Scottish art Scottish? What are the threads that bind it into a single tradition? This book examines the factors and the individual men and women that have shaped the nature and identity of Scottish art.

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Lonely Heart: the Art of Tara McPherson

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Lonely Heart: the Art of Tara McPherson
The Art of Tara Mcpherson
Volume 1

Author: Tara McPherson
Publication Date: 20 September 2006

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Creating art about people and their odd ways, recalling many issues from childhood and adult life experience, Tara McPherson creates images that are thought-provoking and seductive. This collection of McPherson's work includes numerous gig posters for rock bands, including Green Day, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie.

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Above Scotland

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Above Scotland
The National Collection of Aerial Photography

Author: James Crawford
Publication Date: 20 March 2014

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The landscape of Scotland is full of dramatic contrasts. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland holds the national collection of aerial photography for Scotland with millions of images dating since the 1920s. This work contains images from the collection that illustrate Scotland's past, present and future.

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Scotland's Landscapes

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Scotland's Landscapes
The National Collection of Aerial Photography

Author: James Crawford
Publication Date: 6 May 2014

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The third book in a series showcasing Scotland's National Collection of Aerial Photography. Features some of the most recent high quality photography of the nation, divided into four chapters that capture the essence and uniqueness of Scotland's landscapes: Islands, Highlands, Lowlands and Coastlines.

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In Focus

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In Focus
National Geographic Greatest Portraits

Author:  National Geographic
Publication Date: 15 September 2010

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What makes a great portrait? Featuring 280 photographs, this book attempts to answer this question. It traces the evolving roles and goals of photographers themselves, and offers insights on how photographers' work both reflects and influences how we see ourselves and the world.

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Leonardo Drawings

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Leonardo Drawings

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
Publication Date: 1 November 1980

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Custom Kicks

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Custom Kicks
Personalized Footwear

Author: Kim Smits
Publication Date: 2 June 2008

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Helps in creating customized shoes. This book includes contributions from 150 artists and illustrators. It also examines the trend and asks: how did it start? What materials do the artists use? It contains tips and tricks on how to create customized shoes.

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Graffiti Woman!

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Graffiti Woman!
Graffiti and Street Art from Five Continents

Author: Nicholas Ganz
Publication Date: 16 October 2006

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Female graffiti artists are making their mark on what has until now been a male-dominated sphere. This work documents this phenomenon, and includes two 8-page fold-out collages, and reproduces the work of world-famous artists, as well as a galaxy of rising stars.

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Spraycan Art

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Spraycan Art

Author: Henry Chalfant
Publication Date: 10 August 1987

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Shows examples of graffiti from around the world and shares the opinions of graffiti artists about their work.

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Paper Graffiti Art

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Paper Graffiti Art
The Paper Graffiti Generation

Author: Claudia Walde
Publication Date: 14 May 2007

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Walls, phone booths, traffic signage - a range of surfaces forming the vibrant street canvas is adorned with hand-painted or crafted posters and stickers. This book takes in the world, from Prague to Philadelphia, Berlin to Barcelona, to meet the great names in this subset of street art and to find the creative custodians of the sticker cities.

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Living with Books

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Living with Books

Author: Dominique Dupuich
Publication Date: 19 December 2011

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Explores the libraries of some of the top names in the worlds of art, design and fashion. This title takes us on a tour of the home libraries of some passionate readers discovering how they built up the libraries of their dreams.

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Lillian Bassman

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Lillian Bassman
Lingerie

Author: Lillian Bassman
Publication Date: 1 March 2012

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Through the 1950s and the early 1960s, fashion photographer Lillian Bassman worked with fashion magazines and Madison Avenue...

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Puppydogs

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Puppydogs

Author:  Hulton Getty
Publication Date: 4 April 2002

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Soft and sleepy, playful and mischievous or just plain adorable, puppies make everyone smile. This collection shows puppies at rest, at play and hanging out with their favorite humans, accompanied by quotations from dog lovers such as P G Wodehouse, John Steinbeck, and James Thurber.

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Victorian Painting

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Victorian Painting

Author: Julian Treuherz
Publication Date: 19 April 1993

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The personalities and careers of Victorian artists, and their social and intellectual context, are explored in this account which aims to reveal how they blended foreign influence with the native British tradition. Artists include the Pre-Raphaelites, Landseer, Frith, Ruskin, Whistler and Steer.

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Dialogues in Public Art

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Dialogues in Public Art

Author: Tom Finkelpearl
Publication Date: 1 June 2000

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This text presents interviews with the people who create/experience public art. The interviews are divided into four parts: controversies in public art, experiments in public art as architecture and urban planning; dialogues on dialogue-based public art projects; and public art for public health.

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Dinky Toys

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Dinky Toys

Author: David Cooke
Publication Date: 13 November 1999

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Dinky Toys were introduced in 1931 and these diecast metal toys became bestsellers. More than 1000 different subjects were modelled, mostly transport related.

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Complete Guide to Stamps & Stamp Collecting

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The Complete Guide to Stamps & Stamp Collecting
The Ultimate Illustrated Reference to Over 3000 of the World's Best Stamps, and a Professional Guide to Starting and Perfecting a Spectacular Collection

Author: James A. Mackay
Publication Date: 15 November 2011

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A guide to embarking on, and getting the very most out, the world's most popular hobby, with examples of and stories about rare, vivid and historical stamps spanning almost two centuries, and advice on price and guidance about acquisition.

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Taschen 365, Day-by-day, 20th Century Fashion

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Taschen 365, Day-by-day, 20th Century Fashion

Author: Jim Heimann
Publication Date: 15 August 2012

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Helps you start every day in style. This calendar is suitable for those of you whose date books have been replaced by smartphones. Each day features a new photo and a related quote, ensuring a constant source of inspiration right on your desktop.

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Digital Compositing for Film and Video

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Digital Compositing for Film and Video

Author: Steve Wright
Publication Date: 8 May 2006

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Addresses the problems and difficult choices faced by the professional compositor in real-life situations. This book presents you with tips, tricks and techniques for dealing with the badly shot elements, color artifacts, and mismatched lighting that bedevil compositors.

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Classical Language of Architecture

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The Classical Language of Architecture
With 139 Illustrations

Author: John Summerson
Publication Date: 23 June 1980

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The author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language.

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Body

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The Body
Photoworks of the Human Form

Author: William A. Ewing
Publication Date: 26 September 1994

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A collection of over 360 photographic images of the human body. As well as bodies celebrated by photographers of sport, dance and fashion, the are bodies scrutinized by medical and anatomical photographers. The artists featured include Nadar, Alfred Stieglitz and Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Indian Art in Detail

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Indian Art in Detail

Author: Anna L. Dallapiccola
Publication Date: 20 August 2007

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Highlights various aspects of workmanship, materials and design found in sculptures in metal, ivory and wood as well as paintings and textiles. This title provides a fresh view of each object which often allows for intriguing comparisons between seemingly unrelated objects and media.

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Maritime Paintings of Robert Taylor

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The Maritime Paintings of Robert Taylor

Author: Robert Taylor
Publication Date: 28 August 2003

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A collection solely devoted to Robert Taylor's maritime paintings, accompanied by anecdotal commentary on each piece by the artist. Over 50 works are shown, together with a collection of pencil drawings.

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Impressionism

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Impressionism
Origins, Practice, Reception

Author: Belinda Thomson
Publication Date: 2 October 2000

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An accessible and thoughtful account examining the factors and experiences that allowed Impressionism to develop when and how it did. The author draws upon recently discovered documents, critical reviews and letters between artists, writers and dealers.

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Ceri Richards

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Ceri Richards

Author: Mel Gooding
Publication Date: 24 June 2002

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Published to coincide with a major exhibition of Ceri Richards's work at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, this well-illustrated book provides a detailed investigation of the work of a leading British artist of the 20th century, together with an intimate account of his life.

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