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Johann Gutenberg: the Inventor of Printing

by Victor Scholderer

This short book draws on legal documents surviving from the 15th century, in an attempt to piece together information about the life of the inventor of the printing press. When all is said and done, however, very little can actually be known about Gutenberg's life.

Something Special

by David Mcphail

Surrounded by parents and siblings with remarkable talents, Sam yearns to be good at something himself.

1 2 3 Student Yearbook Guide

by Gary Lundgren Martha Akers Dr Gloria Eastman

Learn how creating a school yearbook teaches valuable life skills in business and creative arts.

Art and Life in America

by Oliver W. Larkin

The history of art in America.<P><P> Pulitzer Prize Winner

Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture

by Morris Hicky Morgan

For the first time in more than half a century, Vitruvius' Ten Books on Architecture is being published in English. The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the Architecture libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present. Demonstrating the range of Vitruvius' style, this new edition includes examples from archaeological sites discovered since World War II and not previously published in English language translations. Rowland's new translation and Howe's critical commentary and illustrations provide a new image of Vitruvius, who emerges as an inventive and creative thinker, rather than the normative summarizer, as he was characterized in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The Movies That Changed Us: Reflections On The Screen

by Nick Clooney

Twenty movies that had an impact on society.

Painting with Pastels

by Leslie B. De Mille

Provide tips and techniques on how to paint with pastels.

The Art of Chinese Brush Painting

by Lucy Wang

Techniques used in Chinese brush painting.

Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip: Movies, Memory, and World War II

by Richard Schickel

In this memoir, film critic Schickel recalls his childhood days growing up in a Milwaukee suburb during World War II. The story centers around the author's lifelong love of the movies. Schickel also discusses the ways in which the wartime movies he enjoyed as a youth misled the public about the nature of the war, our soldiers, our government, and the home front. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Java 2D Graphics

by Jonathan Knudsen

Java 2D Graphics describes the 2D API from top to bottom, demonstrating how to set line styles and pattern fills as well as more advanced techniques of image processing and font handling. You'll see how to create and manipulate the three types of graphics objects: shapes, text, and images. Other topics include image data storage, color management, font glyphs, and printing.

Painting in Oils

by William Palluth

Provide tips and techniques of how to paint in oils.


by Elizabeth Jolley

PALOMINO Laura is in her fifties, a gynecologist now barred from her profession. For ten years, she has lived alone on a remote valley farm in self-imposed isolation. Then, returning by ship from a journey around the world (meant as an act of self-healing, -to reawaken her senses), Laura sees Andrea, a young woman whose golden hair and complexion remind her of the beautiful palomino horses that run together in paddocks in clear view of her verandah. Later, by chance, the two women meet at a dinner party, and to Laura's delight, Andrea insists on an extended visit to Laura's farm. Here, they share early morning walks in the jarrah forest, evenings of music and intimate conversation, and much reading-of diaries and letters, in particular. In this idyllic setting, amid orchards and rain storms, each woman seeks to make herself known to the other. The passion that blossoms is rare and deeply felt. As time passes, events long suppressed are revealed, unorthodox entanglements of friendship and love and a bizarre medical accident (or was it murder?).

Die mehreren Wehmüller und ungarischen Nationalgesichter

by Clemens Brentano

The traveling painter Wehmüller invented the art of Schnellporträtierens. He paints the people before he sees them. Clemens Brentano has a firework in his first published in 1817 narrative - sparked joke - knowledge-creating. Motifs and storylines are funny and profoundly interwoven. illustrate the drawings by Karl-Georg Hirsch and densify the bizarre and grotesque scenes of the narrative; Hans Magnus Enzensberger described the contemporary historical and philosophical background of this satirical piece Cabinet.

Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters: programmed instructions

by Hobart

This program is designed to give you a thorough understanding of blueprints such that you can interpret exactly what a designer requires.

The Red and the Blacklist: The Intimate Memoir of a Hollywood Expatriate

by Norma Barzman

The horrors of the McCarthy era.

Star Wars: A New Hope

by George Lucas

Luke Skywalker challenged the stormtroopers of a distant galaxy on a daring mission -- where a Force of life became the power of death! Luke Skywalker was a twenty-year-old who lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine...and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures out among the stars -- adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies to distant and alien worlds. But Luke got more than he bargained for when he intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a dark and powerful warlord. Luke didn't know who she was, but he knew he had to save her -- and soon, because time was running out. Armed only with courage and with the light saber that had been his father's, Luke was catapulted into the middle of the most savage space war ever... and he was headed straight for a desperate encounter on the enemy battle station known as the Death Star!

The Library

by Andrew Lang

The Human Essence: The Sources of Science and Art

by George Thomson

This book is a short introduction to Marxism that addresses its political, historical and ideological aspects of science and art.

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