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The Arts of China

by Hugo Munsterberg

The arts of China are products of the world's oldest continuous artistic tradition as well as one of its most brilliant. In this stimulating work, noted Oriental art authority Dr. Hugo Munsterberg traces the history of Chinese art dynasty by dynasty, elucidating the origins and development of major movements in painting, ceramics, bronzes, sculpture, and architecture. He clearly describes and defines the important trends and influences that culminated in the brilliant sculpture of the T'ang, the enchanting landscape paintings of the Sung, and the exquisite ceramics of the Ming. Outstanding examples of each genre are presented in over one hundred superb color and black-and-white photographs.

The Arts of India

by Ajit Mookerjee

This revised and enlarged edition of The Arts of India has over 150 impressive gravure and full-color illustrations. These include various important objects and monuments not usually seen in general surveys to supplement the many essential art milestones that this book features. It is also unique in beginning its visual survey with relics of India's stone age and in concluding the book with works from the nation's great folk tradition and selected paintings by modern artists.Here is a book with captions and a text that are highly readable blends of scholarly information and informal comment by an Indian art expert. This grants the reader special insights into the concepts that lie behind art so different from that of the West.Author Mookerjee has judiciously selected photographs which present the vast panorama of Indian art from its earliest beginnings. Examples of Indian folk arts and some works by 20th-century Indian artists round out this rich historic survey of over 5,000 years of continuous creativity-a collection of paintings, reliefs, statues, and architectural monuments from this sprawling sub-continent now divided into the lands of India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Afghanistan.

Arts of Japan

by Hugo Munsterberg

Arts of Japan was originally published by Tuttle Publishing in print form in 1957.<P><P> This book," in the words of the author, "represents an attempt to fill a long-felt need for an account of the history of Japanese art which would deal with the crafts as well as with the so-called fine arts and carry the story of Japanese art up to the present day instead of ending with the death of Hiroshige." The reader will quickly perceive how well this aim has been achieved. Here, in a stimulating and informative text and 121 well-selected plates -12 in full colour-is a dynamic treatment of the various influences that have shaped the course of Japanese art history in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, and handicrafts. Discussed with challenging insight are the impact of the various Indian and Chinese schools, the pervasive influenceof Zen philosophy, and the many other artistic developments, giving the reader awell-rounded picture of the great significance and contribution of Japanese art. Special features of the book are sections on handicrafts and a chapter on prehistoric art. The book comes at a time when there is an awakened interest in Oriental art throughout the world. At the same time new methods of art research have been so expanded and refined that many interpretations of earlier writers have been made obsolete. Because of linguistic barriers, political upheavals, and the limited number of specialists, misconceptions have been especially numerous in the field of Oriental art. THE ARTS OF JAPAN admirably corrects these misinterpretations, consolidates the results of the most recent scholarship, and in one compact volume presents an up-to-date, authoritative survey of Japanese an throughout its long history and in all its colorful diversity.

The Arts of Thailand

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Steve Van Beek

For over a thousand years, Thailand has been a cultural crossroads for the artistic traditions of India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Indonesia, gradually evolving a unique style of artistic expression all its own. Based on exhaustive museum, library, and temple research, The Arts of Thailand covers every major form and period of Thai art and provides a complete overview of one of the world's richest artistic traditions.

ArtSpeak

by Robert Atkins

The leading lexicon of contemporary art returns in an expanded, full-color third edition and is now available for the first time as an ebook.An indispensable guide for art-world neophytes and seasoned professionals alike, the best-selling ArtSpeak returns in a revised and expanded third edition, illustrated in full color. Nearly 150 alphabetical entries-30 of them new to this edition-explain the who, what, where, and when of postwar and contemporary art. These concise mini-essays on the key terms of the art world are written with wit and common sense by veteran critic Robert Atkins. More than eighty images, most in color, illustrate key works of the art movements discussed, making ArtSpeak a visual reference, as well as a textual one. A timeline traces world and art-world events from 1945 to the present day, and a single-page ArtChart provides a handy overview of the major art movements in that period.

The Artsy Smartsy Club

by Daniel Pinkwater

After three Hoboken children and their giant chicken Henrietta begin to appreciate beautiful sidewalk art, they venture into art class and visit Manhattan.

Asanas

by Dharma Mittra

In 1974, the legendary "teacher of teachers" yogi Dharma Mittra photographed himself in 908 yoga postures. He printed each photo as an 8 x 10 and pasted them together to form a poster, creating the Ultimate Yoga Chart as a gift for his teacher, Swami Kailashananda (Yogi Gupta). Asanas collects 608 of those black-and-white photographs, each accompanied by the English name of the pose and the Sanskrit characters, brief commentary, and specific combinations for Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar practice. There are suggestions for beginning, intermediate, and advanced yoga practitioners, as well as a list of poses beneficial for particular health problems and chakra relationships. Because it builds on basic postures, Asanas will appeal to students of any of the 100 yoga styles.

Ashtanga Yoga — The Intermediate Series

by Gregor Maehle

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga's Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice's philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn: * The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana * How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice * The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition * The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures * The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint * How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.

Asia Home

by Michael Freeman

The global exchange of design and taste is at its most fertile between Asia and the West. Leading Asian designers and architects have reprocessed international ideas and functionality into the idiom of Asian cultures, from India to China, Japan to Southeast Asia. Asia Home is a wide-ranging look at contemporary design from across the region, featuring more than 100 homes and more than 50 top designers.

Asian Accents

by Peter Mealin Martyne Kupciunas Lisa Kim-Tribolati

Asian Accents fuses an Eastern tradition of serenity and balance with a Western sense of fun and curiosity. Experience the diversity and richness of Asian culture and welcome the exotic furnishings, textiles and flavors of Asia into your home.From casual cocktails by the pool to sophisticated dinners Asian Accents presents tips and ideas for a variety of special occasions, stunningly photographed in eleven beautiful homes, where food and decor complement each other perfectly

Asian Bar and Restaurant Design

by Masano Kawana Kim Inglis

Asian Bar and Restaurant Design is a selection of more than 40 sleekly designed and wonderfully executed bars, restaurants and clubs from across Southeast Asia. Representative of a new wave of interior design and architecture that combines Eastern aesthetics and materials with Western know-how, these designs are sure to excite insiders of the hospitality industry, foodies, interior design aficionados and people who love beautiful and well-designed spaces.

Asian Resorts

by Akihiko Seki Elizabeth Heilman Brooke

Be it the mountain hot spring retreats of Japan or the crystal clear waters of the Pacific, this exploration takes you to the most exquisite resorts around Asia. Along with breathtaking photographs taken by the author, Asian Resorts includes exclusive stories based on firsthand interviews. This book drops you right into a dream world of the healing powers of a natural spa, the fresh air that comes with forest hikes, the amazing wonders of snorkeling amidst tropical coral reefs, and the simple joys of fishing, golfing, exotic cooking and more.

Asian Style Hotels

by Jacob Termansen Kim Inglis Pia Marie Molbech

With more than 500 ravishing full-color photographs, Asian Style Hotels brings you to the best hotels in Southeast Asia. The super-deluxe establishments included here are all at the cutting-edge of hotel design and management. Each property has been hand-picked according to a set of criteria that includes a strong design aesthetic, architectural integrity, and a sense of individuality a million miles away from the cookie-cutter approach of chain hotels. Asian Style Hotels is the definitive guide to Southeast Asia's finest places to stay.

Asian Style Hotels

by Jacob Termansen Kim Inglis Pia Marie Molbech

With more than 500 ravishing full-color photographs, Asian Style Hotels brings you to the best hotels in Southeast Asia. The super-deluxe establishments included here are all at the cutting-edge of hotel design and management. Each property has been hand-picked according to a set of criteria that includes a strong design aesthetic, architectural integrity, and a sense of individuality a million miles away from the cookie-cutter approach of chain hotels. Asian Style Hotels is the definitive guide to Southeast Asia's finest places to stay.

Asia's Legendary Hotels

by William Warren Jill Gocher

Assia's Legendary Hotels features some of Asia's most significant hotels, renowned for their rich histories and superb levels of service and luxury. From the Raffles Hotel in SIngapore, to the Ananda in the Himalaya, these grand dames capture the romance of travel days gone by, when the journey itself was as much of an adventure as the destination. Their unique architecture and luxurious interiros are captured in over 370 stunning full-color photographs and rare archival images showcase their rich histories.

Asia's Legendary Hotels

by William Warren Jill Gocher

Assia's Legendary Hotels features some of Asia's most significant hotels, renowned for their rich histories and superb levels of service and luxury. From the Raffles Hotel in SIngapore, to the Ananda in the Himalaya, these grand dames capture the romance of travel days gone by, when the journey itself was as much of an adventure as the destination. Their unique architecture and luxurious interiros are captured in over 370 stunning full-color photographs and rare archival images showcase their rich histories.

Ask the Masters! Organizing Your Scrapbook Supplies

by Christine Doyle Jessica Strawser Eileen Aber

When scrapbook supplies start to overtake your workspace, know that you're not alone. Just Ask the Masters! In Organizing Your Scrapbook Supplies, the Memory Makers Masters have joined forces to help you make the most of your space and your stash. Whether you have a designated scrap room or a coveted seat at the kitchen table, getting organized will make you more efficient, more productive and even more creative. Learn to: Create a storage system that works for you regardless of the size of your space. Organize everything from runaway rub-ons to tangled ribbon to neglected digital photo files. Craft innovative and affordable space savers, such as repurposing hanging shoe holders for your chipboard alphabet, tackle boxes for your brads, and spice racks for your prettiest stamps. Be ready to crop on the go at a moment's notice. With sidebars full of bonus tips and a gallery of layouts from the Masters, Organizing Your Scrapbook Supplies will have you bursting with inspiration. Get organized like a Master and soon you'll be feeling like one, too!

Asmat Art

by Dirk Smidt

This book presents a full range of Asmat woodcarving art, but emphasizes the rare early shields and figure sculptures in the collection of the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. Drums, canoeprowheads and the larger, more dramatic "objects" are also shown. * Together with bisj poles, war shields are perhaps the most famous creation of Asmat artists, and these were carved throughout the region. It is in the design and construction of the shields that the variations in style region can most clearly be seen. Figure sculptures, of varying styles, are also well represented here, and a limited number of the huge ceremonial carvings, such as bisj poles and basu suangkus, have also been included. The cultural context in which these items play their part is described in detail in the introductory chapters. But it is not the intention of this book to be an ethnography. The focus is on the art pieces themselves.

Asmat Art

by Dirk Smidt

This book presents a full range of Asmat woodcarving art, but emphasizes the rare early shields and figure sculptures in the collection of the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. Drums, canoeprowheads and the larger, more dramatic "objects" are also shown. * Together with bisj poles, war shields are perhaps the most famous creation of Asmat artists, and these were carved throughout the region. It is in the design and construction of the shields that the variations in style region can most clearly be seen. Figure sculptures, of varying styles, are also well represented here, and a limited number of the huge ceremonial carvings, such as bisj poles and basu suangkus, have also been included. The cultural context in which these items play their part is described in detail in the introductory chapters. But it is not the intention of this book to be an ethnography. The focus is on the art pieces themselves.

The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography

by Susan Carr

As a result of changes in technology and the economy, every successful photography career today is unique, and each image-maker needs to build a career that matches his or her talents to one or more markets. This indispensable manual from the American Society of Media Photographers sets the stage for understanding where the industry is now and where it is headed while offering step-by-step instructions for building a career tailored to one's own talents, interests, and business style in today's market. An overview of developments in the industry covers the new visual needs created by the economy, the changing definition of what it means to be a photographer, the shifting distribution of clients, the role of technology, and the role of copyright, licensing, compensation, and contracts. Photographers learn how to navigate this changing landscape in a second section that guides them through a strategic analysis of their strengths and weaknesses and provides expert advice on building a business plan, marketing, and selling. Also included are concise business biographies of fifty visual artists who have successfully taken on the new markets in photography, to give readers an idea of the many directions a career today can take.

ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography

by American Society of Media Photographers

At last! The eagerly anticipated revised edition of the photographer's "business bible" is here, fully updated with the last word on key business practices, industry standards, and resources. Up-to-the-minute coverage now includes digital asset management; metadata standards; the role of Internet, FTP, and e-mail technologies; the impact of media consolidation on assignment and stock photography; and much more. This indispensable guide covers the full range of business and legal questions that photographers might have, with comprehensive advice from the ASMP, the foremost authority in the field. In eleven in-depth chapters, more than two dozen industry experts explore pricing and negotiating, ethics, rights in traditional and electronic media, publishing, and much more. Business and legal forms, checklists, and an extensive cross-media bibliography make this the one reference book that deserves a place on every successful photographer's bookshelf.

ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, 7th Ed.

by Asmp

Revised and updated!The business bible for professional photographers at last! The eagerly anticipated revised edition of the photographer's "business bible" is here, fully updated with the last word on key business practices,industry standards, and resources. Up-to-the-minute coverage now includes digital asset management; metadata standards; the role of Internet, FTP, and e-mail technologies; the impact of media consolidation on assignment and stock photography;and much more. This indispensable guide covers the full range of business and legal questions that photographers might have, with comprehensive advice from the ASMP, the foremost authority in the field. In eleven in-depth chapters, more than two dozen industry experts explore pricing and negotiating, ethics, rights in traditional and electronic media, publishing, and much more. Business and legal forms, checklists, and an extensive cross-media bibliography make this the one reference book that deserves a place on every successful photographer's bookshelf.* Covers all of today's most urgent issues in photography* Contributions from more than two dozen experts, all professional photographers* 60,000 copies sold!

Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook

by William Rodarmor

In this full-color Designer's Notebook, eight expert French photographers reveal their secrets in using Photoshop and a collection of dedicated applications to create extraordinary panoramic photos--including some amazing 360-degree images. For anyone involved with digital imagery or animation, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates a new way of thinking about what's possible and what's required to produce these images. Originally published in France, Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook is available in English for the first time. Part art book, part how-to guide, this stunning work takes you right into the studio and sits you down next to renowned digital artists as they advance step-by-step toward their final images. The showcased pieces are inspiring and avant-garde, and the techniques are instructive for a wide range of amateur and professional photographers, graphic designers, and digital artists. The artists featured in this Designer's Notebook show how they use Photoshop, Stitcher, PanaVue ImageAssembler, and other specialized tools to create high-quality panoramas and wide-angle images from a series of photos. They also show how to create virtual reality scenes with Apple's QuickTime VR in conjunction with leading-edge technologies that support 360-degree one-shot photos, cubic images, and 3D views of objects. The results are interactive, often startling, and bear the hallmark of each artist's original vision and skill. Reflecting the very best of French photography, graphic design and digital artistry, Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook offers advanced Photoshop instruction that goes beyond opening this menu, or clicking that palette. You receive expert aesthetic guidance, from start to finish, with notes and views that reveal every step of the process. This book is a goldmine for any digital artist who wants to learn new Photoshop techniques and exploit them for maximum effect. At home on either your coffee table or desktop, the book itself is dazzling in concept and design. There's nothing else quite like this Designer's Notebook available in the U.S.

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

by Barry Lyga

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year *"Fanboy's whip-smart, often hilariously sarcastic voice . . . adds fresh, urgent perspective to age-old questions about how young people cope with . . . being misunderstood as they try to discover themselves." --Booklist, starred review "A captivating, darkly entertaining first novel." --Tom Perrotta, author of Election and Little Children Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favorite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy's new little brother or sister. Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel he's been working on without telling anyone, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and--most important of all--a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and all the people that make it hell for him. When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can't resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice--to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.

Astrophotography

by Thierry Legault

Today's photographic equipment allows amateurs to take pictures of the stars that far surpass images taken just a few decades ago by even the largest observatories-and this book will teach you how.Author and world-renowned astrophotographer Thierry Legault teaches the art and techniques of astrophotography: from simple camera-on-tripod night-scene imaging of constellations, star trails, eclipses, artificial satellites, and polar auroras to more intensive astrophotography using specialized equipment for lunar, planetary, solar, and deep-sky imaging. Legault shares advice on equipment and guides you through techniques to capture and process your images to achieve spectacular results.Astrophotography provides the most thorough treatment of the topic available. This large-format, richly illustrated book is intended for all sky enthusiasts-newcomers and veterans alike.Learn how to:Select the most useful equipment: cameras, adapters, filters, focal reducers/extenders, field correctors, and guide telescopes Set up your camera (digital, video, or CCD) and your lens or telescope for optimal resultsPlan your observing sessionsMount the camera on your telescope and focus it for razor-sharp imagesPolar-align your equatorial mount and improve tracking for pin-point star imagesMake celestial time-lapse videosCalculate the shooting parameters: focal length and ratio, field of view, exposure time, etc.Combine multiples exposures to reveal faint galaxies, nebulae details, elusive planetary structures, and tiny lunar craters Adjust contrast, brightness, light curves, and colorsPostprocess your images to fix defects such as vignetting, dust shadows, hot pixels, uneven background, and noiseIdentify problems with your images and improve your results

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