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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondo

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>This #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.</b><br /><br />Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br />Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-Creating a Champion
by Dark Horse Books

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English

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Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b>This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game<i> The Legend of Zelda(TM): Breath of the Wild</i> and includes material from both of its DLC packs</b><br /><br />This book features nearly fifty pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, two-hundred and ninety-six pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a fifty-five-page historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team--Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma. Witness the making of a champion!<br /><br /><b>**Cover Subject To Change**</b>
Picture This: How Pictures Work
by Molly Bang

Language

English

Pages

154

Publication Date

August 16, 2016

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Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas—about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story—remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius. Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold? First published in 1991, <em>Picture This</em> has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics, and readers look at and understand art.
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD
by Simon Schama

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

March 18, 2014

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<p>In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the pbs and bbc series <em>The Story of the Jews</em>—simon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the new world in 1492</p><p>It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance in the face of destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life despite the steepest of odds.</p><p>It spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain.</p><p>In <em>The Story of the Jews</em>, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with gems and spices founder at sea.</p><p>And a great story unfolds. Not—as often imagined—of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.</p><p>Which makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too.</p>
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creat...
by Austin Kleon

Language

English

Pages

140

Publication Date

February 28, 2012

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<DIV>You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, <I>Steal Like an Artist</I> is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.<BR /><BR /> When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create <I>Steal Like an Artist</I>, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.</DIV>
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discove...
by Austin Kleon

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English

Pages

199

Publication Date

March 06, 2014

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<DIV><P>In his <I>New York Times</I> bestseller <I>Steal Like an Artist</I>, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.<BR /><BR /><I> Show Your Work!</I> is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting <I>findable</I>, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, <I>Show Your Work!</I> offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.<BR /><BR /> In chapters such as<B> You Don’t Have to Be a Genius</B>; <B>Share Something Small Every Day</B>; and <B>Stick Around</B>, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.</P></DIV>
Make More Money Selling Your Art: Proven Techniques For Turning Y...
by Eric Rhoads

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b>Inside this book you'll discover:</b><span> </span><br /><ul><li>The value of setting goals and creating routines.</li><li>Why marketing isn't evil and why every artist should embrace it. </li><li>The "preeminence mindset" and how it will impact your art career. </li><li>Why artists and works of art need a narrative. </li><li>How to convey the emotional value of your art. </li><li>How to pick a gallery, and why galleries in this type of location sell more. </li><li>How to select print ad sizes and publications. </li><li>Who you should be sending direct mail to and how often.</li><li>Topics you should cover on your website and in social media. </li><li>The one thing you may be doing that you should NEVER do in social media.</li><li>How to develop your brand as an artist.</li><li>Techniques used by professional marketers to get more exposure for less money. </li><li>How to make the most of a fine art fair.</li><li>The 7 things you should do to establish your position as an expert.</li></ul>
The Art of Creative WaterColor Inspiration and Techniques for Ima...
by Danielle Donaldson

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<div><b>Welcome to your watercolor happy place!</b><br /><br /> The world of Danielle Donaldson is as wondrous as a jar full of fireflies. Her whimsical illustrations are known for their offbeat color combinations, artful arrangements and endearing quirkiness. In this book, you'll learn how to partner with the wonderfully spontaneous medium of watercolor to create your own brand of magic.<br /><br /> Start by creating a handmade journal, then follow exercises and start-to-finish projects to fill it with illustrations that are small in size but big on color. Along the way, Danielle shares her fresh takes on color theory, perspective, composition and more.<br /><br /> Designed to get your brush moving, this book makes practice feel like play. It's a one-of-a-kind journey for any artist wishing to tap into the utter joy of watercolor painting and make it a cherished part of your daily life.<br /><br /> Inside you'll find:<ul><li>Imaginative techniques that help you override perfectionist tendencies while making the most of watercolor's unpredictable nature</li><li>An inventive approach (using scraps of paper, ribbon and other ephemera) for more creative color choices</li><li>A simple strategy that makes drawing new subjects less intimidating and more fun</li><li>Sweet ways to add hand lettering to your artwork</li><li>Inspirational exercises that make finding subjects to paint as easy as A-B-C</li></ul>"Don't underestimate the giddiness you feel when you mindlessly grab a color and mix it with another and create the most beautiful wash ever!" --p43</div>
Direct Watercolor
by Marc Holmes

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English

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Publication Date

February 14, 2018

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For the last ten years, urban sketcher Marc Taro Holmes has been on a mission to travel the world drawing and painting on location. <br /><br /><br />Thousands of loyal readers worldwide have been following his award-winning blog at <i>CitizenSketcher.com</i>, learning from his freely shared articles featuring hundreds of sketchbook drawings and watercolor paintings, his first-hand experiments with field-sketching gear, free downloadable art-workshops, and numerous over-the-shoulder, step-by-step demonstrations<br /><br /><br />Along the way Marc wrote the instant classic: <i>The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location</i> (4.6 stars 180+ reviews). Marc is also the presenter of two online courses: <i>Travel Sketching in Mixed Media and Sketching People in Motion</i> (available from Craftsy.com).<br /><br /><br />With his latest book, <i>Direct Watercolor</i> Marc brings you a retrospective collection of over eighty of his watercolor paintings, painted side-by-side with fellow urban sketchers in ten different countries. This is the work of a plein-air painter at the top of his game, seen for the first time as a single body of work, and accompanied with his latest thoughts on the medium of watercolor.<br /><br /><br />Also included – six completely new step-by-step demonstrations, systematically explaining his deceptively simple approach to painting. Marc shows you how to paint rapidly, with little or no preparation and the minimum of supplies, unlocking the secrets of spontaneous, expressive watercolor, with a unique personal vision.<br /><br /><br />Whether you’re already one of Marc’s readers or are about to discover his boldly expressive approach, <i>Direct Watercolor</i> offers you the keys to unlocking your own adventures as a sketchbook artist, traveling watercolorist, or unconventional studio painter.<br /><br /><br /><b>Please note:</b> This ebook version of <i>Direct Watercolor</i> is only suitable for full-color displays such as the Kindle Fire, or the Kindle app for tablets, phones, laptops, and computers.
How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students
by Catherine Holmes

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

July 27, 2017

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How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. <br /><br />With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps. <br /><br />The exercises in this book will help train your brain so you can visualize ordinary objects in a different manner, allowing you to see through the eyes of an artist. <br /><br />From photorealistic faces to holiday themes and tattoo drawings, How to Draw Cool Stuff makes drawing easier than you would think and more fun than you ever imagined! Now is the time to learn how to draw the subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. How to Draw Cool Stuff is suitable for artists of any age benefiting everyone from teachers and students to self-learners and hobbyists. <br /><br />How to Draw Cool Stuff will help you realize your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing!<br />

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