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Welcome to Marwencol
by , Chris Shellen

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

November 03, 2015

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<b><em>Welcome to Marwencol</em> tells the story of Mark Hogancamp. Mark is the subject of the movie, Welcome to Marwen (December 2018) starring Steve Carrell </b><br /><br />• Welcome to Marwencol is a hybrid art and storybook about Mark Hogancamp and his imaginary World War II—era town of Marwencol. <br />• Learn about Hogancamp's life before and after the attack which left him with no memory of the thirty-eight prior years of his life, including his ex-wife, family, artistic talents, or military service <br />• This astonishing story of the redemptive power of art shows Hogancamp's process with behind-the-scenes photos, capsule biographies of each Marwencol character, descriptions of each miniature building, and Mark's insight into constructing and photographing his world<br />• Includes 100 pages of Hogancamp's photographs and stories laid out as a graphic novel<br /><br /><b>"Fight scenes, dramatic rescues and love triangles are painstakingly arranged to play out before Mr. Hogancamp's camera. The resulting images are startlingly lifelike, poignant and, for him, therapeutic."—<em>The New York Times</em></b>
Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.
by Lili Anolik

Language

English

Pages

289

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b>“I practically snorted this book, stayed up all night with it. Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve’s singular irresistible glitz.” —Jia Tolentino, <i>The New Yorker</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“The Eve Babitz book I’ve been waiting for. What emerges isn’t just a portrait of a writer, but also of Los Angeles: sprawling, melancholic, and glamorous.” —Stephanie Danler, author of <i>Sweetbitter</i></b><BR><BR>Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world—a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA.<BR> <BR>The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph, cheesecake with a Dadaist twist, made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few.<BR> <BR>Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered—as a writer—by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she’s since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she’s on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential—as the essential—LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so sheerly enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment.<BR> <BR>For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire in the 90s turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Anolik’s elegant and provocative new book is equal parts biography and detective story. It is also on dangerously intimate terms with its subject: artist, writer, muse, and one-woman zeitgeist, Eve Babitz.
Visual Communication: Images with Messages 7th Edition
by Paul Martin Lester

Language

English

Pages

977

Publication Date

July 15, 2017

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VISUAL COMMUNICATION: IMAGES WITH MESSAGES 7TH EDITION shows you how visual perception is used in all forms of communication, including typography, graphic design, data visualizations, cartoons, photography, motion pictures, television, computers, and the web. In addition there are chapters concerned with visual cues, theories, persuasion, stereotypes and analysis. You will not only learn why an image is memorable, but how to create images that others will remember.
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraor...
by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Language

English

Pages

346

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life.</b><br /> <br />Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. <br /><br />We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? <br /><br />In <i>Joyful</i>, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives. <br />
Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to ...
by , Jill Butler

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

January 01, 2010

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<DIV><p>Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work—until now.</p><p><I>Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated</I> is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. From the "80/20” rule to chunking, from baby-face bias to Occam's razor, and from self-similarity to storytelling, every major design concept is defined and illustrated for readers to expand their knowledge.</p><p>This landmark reference will become the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise.</p></DIV>
Drawing for Joy
by Stephanie Peterson Jones

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

July 01, 2017

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<DIV><P><B>Jump into a series of 52 week-by-week, low-stress drawing exercises with <I>Drawing for Joy</I>! Learning to draw can seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be!</B><BR /><BR /> In <I>Drawing for Joy</I>, author and illustrator Stephanie Peterson Jones gives you a low-stress way to build a daily drawing practice regimen. The series of 52 week-by-week exercises are approachable and fun to do. Each week is separated into 7 separate drawing prompts, giving you a quick, <B>15 minute drawing project</B> to try out each day of the week. You'll get to explore line, texture, pattern, and color at your own pace.<BR /><BR /> The book begins with basic information on the required materials for completing the exercises and essential techniques and strategies for coloring your creations. The exercises start with a focus on simple shapes such as circles, squares, and other geometric textures, then<B> progress gradually toward creating more realistic motifs</B>, including florals and other natural shapes, all built with line and pattern.</P></DIV>
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the S...
by Scott Adams

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<b>Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of <i>Dilbert</i> recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. </b><br /><br /> Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of <i>Dilbert</i>, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In<i> How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big</i>, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.<br /><br /> No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance:<br /><br /> • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.<br /> • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy.<br /> • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.<br /> • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.<br /><br /> Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal...
by Anuschka Rees

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?<br /></b><br /> With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In <i>The Curated Closet</i>, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using <i>The Curated Closet</i> method, you’ll learn to:<br /><br /> ·         Shop smarter and more selectively<br /> ·         Make the most of your budget<br /> ·         Master outfit formulas and color palettes<br /> ·         Tweak your wardrobe for work<br /> ·         Assess garment fit and quality like a pro<br /> ·         Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces<br /><br /> Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, <i>The Curated Closet</i> is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Editi...
by Betty Edwards

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 26, 2012

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<b>A revised edition of the classic bestselling how to draw book. A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers and artists to come.</b><br /><br /> Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes:<br /><br /> • a new introduction;<br /> • crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain;<br /> • new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.;<br /> • an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity;<br /> • and new reproductions of master drawings throughout
101 Textures in Colored Pencil
by Denise J. Howard

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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<DIV><B>Get a feel for your art--literally! <I>101 Textures in Colored Pencil</I> teaches you every technique you’ll need to give your colored-pencil drawings realistic, palpable texture.</B><BR /><BR /> There has never been a better time to master textures! Knowing how to make your surfaces and textures look real is one of the <B>most challenging aspects of creating art </B>in colored pencil, even for experienced artists. <I>101 Textures in Colored Pencil </I>provides artists with<B> step-by-step instructions </B>for drawing a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair, and many more.<I></I><BR /><BR /> Each page is a comprehensive resource on <B>how to create a specific texture</B>, complete with two to three easy-to-follow steps and a final, detailed image of the finished artwork. Plus, the book is organized into sections based on subject matter, making finding what exactly you need a breeze. Don’t put your artistic endeavors on hold!</DIV>

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