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101 Mistakes Photographers Should Never Make: Lessons from Professionals Who Know

by Karen Dorame

Karen Dorame presents hard-won tips and techniques that allow you to smooth out the bumps in the road toward a career in professional photography. She covers equipment selection and use, light source options and lighting setups using natural light and studio lighting, and shows you how to get the most out of your store-bought backgrounds and posing aids and "found” backgrounds and posing implements on location. You’ll find sage advice on avoiding posing mistakes for individuals and groups. Of course, Dorame also offers pointers on avoiding common post-production traps, saving you time, frustration, and compromised image quality. The balance of the book details problems that aspiring professionals often face in handling the business side of photography. You’ll learn what not to do when it comes to booking sessions, conceptualizing shoots, and more. Finally, you’ll learn how to weather the changes and stay at the top in this exciting, demanding field.

101 Needlepoint Stitches and How to Use Them: Fully Illustrated with Photographs and Diagrams (Dover Embroidery, Needlepoint)

by Hope Hanley

Tired of doing the same basic stitches over and over again? Noted designer Hope Hanley can help you bring new excitement and beauty to your needlepoint in more than a hundred different ways. In this practical, extremely well-organized guide she presents a treasury of 101 decorative stitches, with an easy-to-read chart and an actual-size photograph for each one.Only stitches which adequately cover the canvas have been included in this versatile collection. In Tapestry no warp threads are allowed to show through, so why let canvas show in needlepoint? Enhance and individualize your needlepoint projects with expert advice on a host of exquisite stitches: rep stitch; fancy cross stitch; Renaissance stitch; cross stitch; Herringbone stitch; shaded stripe stitch; double stitch; mosaic stitch; French stitch; Greek stitch; velvet stitch; closed cat stitch; and scores more.The author explains precisely where and how to make best use of each stitch (as a filling stitch in small areas, as a background or a grounding pattern), and tells whether each is slow or quick to work up and whether it's best on mono or two-thread canvas. No stitch combinations have been included, just the fundamental stitch. Think up your own combinations -- there are hundreds of them!Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced needleworker, give your needlepoint a vibrant new look with this modestly priced, indispensable reference work.

101 Patchwork Patterns

by Ruby S. Mckim

This is one of the finest of all the available books on the making of patchwork quilts. The author is recognized as having been one of our country's leading authorities on this venerable art, and in this book she divulges many a secret that will assist you in making quilts of the highest quality.The book contains over 100 patchwork patterns, with complete instructions for cutting and sewing. All conceivable sorts of designs are diagrammed and carefully described: flower designs, rainbows designs, Irish chains, fish and bird and leaf designs. The book shows you, step by step, all the details of making each kind of quilt: it covers choice of pattern, piece vs. patch quilting, simple and complex quilts, choice of quilt materials, interlining materials, lining and thread materials, cutting and piecing, the applique process, various methods of setting together, quilt sizes, borders, scallops, flounces, valances, straight line and close shell quilting, methods of stamping, perforated quilting patterns, quilting the quilt, putting into frames, quilting in a small space, embroidery quilts, and many other topics.The book is written in an entertaining manner. The author weaves a great deal of rosy humor into the lining of her instructions, as well as some interesting facts about the history of quilting, quilt materials, patterns, and some really choice folklore about the origin of the highly ingenious names of the patterns: "Monkey Wrench," "Road to California," "Lafayette Orange Peel," "Drunkard's Path," and "Crossed Canoes," to name a few.The book is not technical in any sense of the word. You can use it to make beautiful quilts provided only that you know the fundamentals of sewing.

101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tour

by Francis Russell

"The author has achieved the near impossible...a must-squeeze-into-hand-baggage or the back pack."--House and Garden"A minor classic."--The Times Literary SupplementThis personal, and wonderfully well-informed, selection of the most rewarding towns, cities, villages, and individual monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning traveler. The author has been visiting Italy, for study, for work, and for pleasure, for over fifty years, and is the perfect companion for those who want to know about more than the obvious attractions.As well as comprehensively covering the finest sights in the major tourist centers of Rome, Florence, Venice, and elsewhere, Francis Russell discusses and describes the neglected, or little-known, masterpieces that are still to be found the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula. In a book that will educate and astonish the expert as surely as it will guide and inform the first-time visitor, the author chooses and explores palaces and gardens, city squares and lonely churches, frescoes and altarpieces, great museums and tiny ruins that together provide a richly textured portrait of a country where the history and patterns of civilization lie more thickly than anywhere else on earth.This book will immeasurably enhance and enrich the visitor's experience of the most visited country in the world, by virtue of its sensitivity, its wisdom, and its deep knowledge, and by means of its vivid, eloquent, and entertaining exposition.Francis Russell was educated at Oxford. He is deputy chairman of Christies and specializes in Old Master and Italian paintings.

101 Reasons the '90s Ruled: Ten Years of Living La Vida Loca

by M. C. King

The '90s were so money! Sit back and relive ten of the best years of your so-called life... Presidential scandals, rap feuds, Baywatch -- the '90s had it all. It was the decade during which we first visited 90210 and had coffee with our Friends. We got on the Web and started to Google and lol. We learned that a show about nothing can definitely be something, and that men and women hail from different planets! (Who knew?) And for at least a second or two, we may have wondered whether the Blair Witch was real. The perfect companion to E!'s 101 Reasons the '90s Ruled miniseries, this book relives memorable moments from a momentous decade. Every page will make you say, "Dude, I totally remember that." Unless, of course, you are very, very young (or don't call people dude). Packed with cool photos and irreverent commentary, 101 Reasons the '90s Ruled is Absolutely Fabulous.

101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture

by Huw Heywood

101 Rules of Thumb sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. In an area where ever-changing technology and complex legislation and can cloud the designer’s thought-processes, this book encourages the designer to think clearly and intuitively about the fundamentals of low energy buildings. With reliable, simple rules of thumb that will provide new ideas and refresh the designer’s palette, each page focuses on a single piece of advice or guidance along with a clear hand-drawn illustration, while there are also plenty of tips and more detailed information for those who wish to dig deeper. The emphasis is on passive low-energy principles, and the rules of thumb cover all the design fundamentals from site and location to orientation and form, peppered with some which will help the designer to think ‘outside the box’ about the design process itself.

101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

by Huw Heywood

People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one. These rules of thumb provide universal guidelines for the sustainable design of both buildings and the urban realm. It’s a global primer and textbook for anyone interested in understanding sustainability in the built environment, an ideal starting point for students as well as an aide memoir for more experienced readers and practitioners interested in this field.

101 Things for Kids to do on a Rainy Day

by Dawn Isaac

From the author of 101 Things for Kids to do Outside, which has fast become a go-to book for children and parents alike, comes this excellent new volume full of creative (and occasionally crazy) ideas for things to do when the weather is bad and you're stuck inside - without having to go any where near a TV or computer screen! Why not grow a windowsill herb garden, make your own jigsaw, or learn to play the glasses? Get crafty with decoupage and salt dough, or play detective by dusting for fingerprints. Exciting makes include terrariums and kaleidoscopes, whilst wacky games cover everything from Balloon Stomp to Sticky Note Scramble. All 101 ideas are designed to be achievable with little or no parental help, and only use materials that you already have around the house. With a wealth of creative and fun suggestions to keep you amused, you might not even notice that the rain has stopped.

101 Things I Learned® in Advertising School (101 Things I Learned)

by Matthew Frederick Tracy Arrington

Providing unique, accessible lessons on advertising, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals. The advertising industry is fast paced and confusing, and so is advertising school. This installment in the 101 Things I Learned® series is for the student lost in a sea of jargon, data, and creative dead-ends. One hundred and one illustrated lessons offer thoughtful, entertaining insights into consumer psychology, media, audience targeting, creativity, and design, illuminating a range of provocative questions: Why is half of advertising bound to fail? Why should a mug in an ad be displayed with its handle to the right? How did the ban on cigarette advertising create more smokers? Why do people fall for propaganda? When doesn’t sex sell? Written by an experienced advertising executive and instructor, 101 Things I Learned® in Advertising School is sure to appeal to students, to seasoned professionals seeking new ways to craft an ad campaign, and to small-business owners looking to increase awareness of their brand.

101 Things I Learned In Architecture School

by Matthew Frederick

2008 Silver Award Winner, Architecture Category, Independent Publisher Book Awards. and Winning entry, General Trade Illustrated Category, in the 2008 New England Book Show sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston. This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation--from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory--provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. The lesson on "How to Draw a Line" is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture Schoolprovides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates--from young designers to experienced practitioners--will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem.

101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School (101 Things I Learned)

by Matthew Frederick Vikas Mehta

Providing unique, accessible lessons on urban design, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals. Students of urban design often find themselves lost between books that are either highly academic or overly formulaic, leaving them with few tangible tools to use in their design projects. 101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School fills this void with provocative, practical lessons on urban space, street types, pedestrian experience, managing the design process, the psychological, social, cultural, and economic ramifications of physical design decisions, and more. Written by two experienced practitioners and instructors, this informative book will appeal not only to students, but to seasoned professionals, planners, city administrators, and ordinary citizens who wish to better understand their built world.

101 Things to Do with Your Christmas Elf

by Jason Deas

Christmas is a magical time of the year. How often have you lain in bed, visions of sugar plums dancing through your head? Maybe you’ve began to gently drift into a dream when, suddenly, you realize . . . you didn’t move the elf!That darn elf. Making you get out of bed when you’re all snuggled up after a long day of gift-wrapping. But you know that if you don’t move it, the kids will begin to unravel the Christmas secrets you’ve worked so hard to preserve over the years! Before you know it, they’ll think Santa isn’t real and they’ll be all grown up. Fine, you say to yourself, I’ll get up and move the freakin’ elf. However, as time goes on, your kids start to notice the elf’s moving to the same spots over and over, doing the same old things. It starts to become less believable.For when you’re stuck in this predicament, author Jason Deas has developed 101 different ideas of what to do with your Christmas elf. Get St. Nick’s assistants off the shelf and into a variety of creative situations that will amaze and amuse your children:Make your elf some skis for water skiing and snow skiingSet up your elf like he’s been working out all night longPut your elf in a boat in the bathtubCreate a drum set with a few cans, pots, plastic containers, and other odds and endsHave your elf become a mechanic and fix a toy carFilled with Christmas spirit and humor, 101 Things To Do With Your Christmas Elf is your handbook to surviving December and making sure you keep your little holiday helper on the move.

101 Things to Learn in Art School

by Kit White

Artist and teacher White delivers and develops art school lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit of ideas for the art student and a set of guiding principles for the artist.

101 Things You Didn't Know About Ann Arbor, Michigan (But Are About To Find Out)

by Horace Woodhouse

After you've browsed through this little book, you will better understand why Ann Arbor has a greater quirk quotient than most places. To prove his point, your curious author has dug up bits of esoterica - odd, amusing, and little-known strands that make up the city's variegated fabric. Sure, you live here, but how much do you really know about Ann Arbor? Can you name your hometown football legends, Playboy Magazine playmates, 1960s radicals, NASA astronauts, the local boxer who fought Jack Dempsey, the brainy UM graduate who attempted the perfect crime, or the local girl who flirted with Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep"? Who was the native industrialist who helped build the Panama Canal? Or the Ann Arborite who created the world's largest technology company? How did a border dispute lead to the greatest rivalry in college football? Where is the city's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house? What is Ann Arbor's connection a Presidential assassination? Readers learn the answers to these intriguing questions and much, much more. Fascinating tangents and tidbits in purposely random sequence (with generous cross-references) create a ready-to-explore trail of knowledge about Ann Arbor and its environs, informing and entertaining, correcting myths and misconceptions, mostly revealing an unexpected treasure trove that brings a culture and a place into sharp focus.

101 Things You Didn't Know About Da Vinci: The Secrets of the World's Most Eccentric and Innovative Genius Revealed!

by Shana Priwer

Thanks to the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, people are more fascinated with Leonardo Da Vinci than ever. This multitalented man--arguably the greatest genius of all time--was not only a magnificent artist, scientist, and inventor, but also a politically minded radical who defied convention and participated in secret societies. This engaging, entertaining book reveals all the secrets about this wildly gifted man, from his prescient inventions and his lost art to his animal rights activism and his sexual preferences--not to mention his enemies and allies in the dark, turbulent world of his time. Readers learn everything they didn't know about the quintessential Renaissance Man the easy way, thanks to the engaging style of 101 Things You Didn't Know about Da Vinci.

101 Top Techniques for Artists

by Saa

101 Top Techniques for Artists is a colourful compendium packed full of practical tips and techniques by 101 of today's most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step instructions that describe how to complete the project yourself, including a full list of materials and detailed images to guide you along the way.Divided into seven chapters that cover watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, drawing and mixed media, this handy book is bursting with some of the most popular styles and subjects, designed to showcase the very best of artistic abilities available to help develop your own creative streak.All contributors featured in this book are professional artists belonging to the SAA, who together with a global community of over 46,000 other members, make up the world's largest and friendliest art society. Whether you're a beginner, an improver or a professional, there's something new to learn for everyone in this comprehensive collection.

101 top tips for black & white digital photography: The Art Of Black And White Brought Into The Digital Age

by John Beardsworth

John Beardsworth breaks the art of black and white photography down into easily-understood and quickly applied tips and tricks that photographers at any level will find useful.

101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography: Capturing Great Landscapes With Your Camera (101 Top Tips Ser.)

by Carl Heilman II

The popularity of specialist periodicals testifies to the fact that landscape photography is perhaps the single most popular genre among hobbyist DSLR owners. In this title, experienced professional landscape photographer Carl Heilman II gives the benefit of a lifetime spent shooting spectacular wilderness and mountain shots, offering a host of easy-to-digest tips and tricks that will allow photographers of all abilities to lift their landscape work to the next level. The reader will learn how to harness natural drama, use difficult lighting situations to your advantage and capture unusual perspectives, all the while benefiting from Carl's clear instruction and beautiful landscape work.

101 Top Tips for DSLR Video: Using Your Camera To Make Great Movies

by David Newton Adam Juniper

Following the arrival of game-changing new cameras from Nikon and Canon, the hottest area in the world of photography has been combining high-definition video capability with all the advantages of SLR's interchangeable lenses. For the first time, full cinematic creativity is within anyone's grasp.With its tips-based structure, this book can be dipped into for reference for movie-makers of any background, or read cover to cover for a complete course in movie-making. With four case studies from real-world professional projects, including a TV advertisement and a music video, 101 Top Tips for DSLR Video provides invaluable guidance for any budding filmmakers.Top Tips for DSLR Video also includes four case studies from real-world professional projects, including a TV advertisement and a music video. Taking you all the way from understanding and choosing the technology, to planning, shooting, editing, and finally publishing your movie, this book contains everything you really need to know about making video with your digital SLR camera.

101 top tips From Professional Manga Artists

by Sonia Leong

The great popularity of Japanese comics and animated media has made manga art one of the hottest commodities in today's commercial art market. 101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists shows illustrators how to succeed in that market. Written by two successful manga artists, with additional insights from a select group of fellow professionals, this illustration-packed book covers all aspects of manga art, presenting advice and instruction on-- Research and inspiration for graphic and story ideas Tools and equipment Drawing characters, with attention to hairstyles, expressions, and poses Adding backgrounds, props, and elements from nature Creating illustrations in black and white, in color, painting in Photoshop, and using markers Creating comics with story, script, speech bubbles, and graphic sound effects Preparing finished work for the web and for print Here in a single volume is virtually everything an illustrator needs to know in order to create successful manga art for a variety of media. More than 400 color illustrations.

101 UX Principles: A Definitive Design Guide

by Will Grant

Learn from the opinions of a UX expert, evaluate your own design principles, and avoid common mistakes.Key FeaturesHear insights from an author who was trained by the Nielsen Norman GroupBrowse over 20 years of collected UX insightsAccept or reject 101 thought-provoking opinions on designChallenge your own ideas on UXBook DescriptionThere are countless books about designing for the web. They all give multiple routes and options to solving design challenges. Many of them are plain wrong. This has led to an entire generation of designers failing to make interfaces that are usable, software that is intuitive, and products that normal people can understand. 101 UX Principles changes that, with 101 ways to solve 101 UX problems clearly and single-mindedly.The 101 principles are opinionated. They’ll rub some designers up the wrong way, but these principles are rooted in 20 years of building for the web. They’re not based on theory - they’re based on practice. Simply put, they’ve been proven to work at scale. There’s no arguing with that.Following in the footsteps of Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman, this book is the go-to manual for UX professionals, covering everything from passwords, to planning the user journey. Build a deeper understanding of accessible design and implement tried-and-tested strategies in your company. What you will learnUse typography well to ensure that text is readableDesign controls to streamline interactionCreate navigation which makes content make senseConvey information with consistent iconographyManage user input effectivelyRepresent progress to the userProvide interfaces that work for users with visual or motion impairmentsUnderstand and respond to user expectationsWho this book is forThis book is for UX professionals (freelance or in-house) looking for shortcuts to making software that users intuitively know how to use across web, desktop, and mobile.

101 Ways to Stitch Craft Create for All Occasions: Birthdays, Weddings, Christmas, Easter, Halloween & Many More . . .

by Various Contributors

Want to make gorgeous homemade gifts, cakes, cards and decorations? This stunning collection of all-new projects includes something for every occasion with a wide range of crafts to enjoy, from sewing and knitting to papercraft, beading and cake decorating. Simple step-by-step projects. Quick makes for fast results. 101 original projects to choose from.

101 Ways to Stitch, Craft, Create Vintage

by Various Contributors

Be inspired to get crafting with this fun collection of 101 unique vintage-themed projects. Create stunning crafts for yourself or as gifts for friends and family, with a huge selection of vintage projects to choose from, including a vintage button necklace, suffolk puff rings, fondant fancies, fabric pin cushion, crochet hot water bottle cover, and vintage tea stand. The beautiful projects cover food and drink, home and garden, fashion, and gifts giving you the opportunity to try something new and expand your crafting skills from sewing and knitting to papercraft and cake decorating! Every project is quick and simple to make with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and there is a helpful techniques section at the back of the book, so you'll be a crafting pro in no time. This stunning collection of craft projects will inspire you to stitch, craft and create your very own vintage lifestyle!

101 Wire Earrings: Step-by-Step Projects & Techniques

by Denise Peck

Wire is the hottest trend in jewelry making.101 Wire Earrings gives wireworkers of all skill levels the information and inspiration to make innovative, stylish, and contemporary earrings.Following in the footsteps of Wire Style, author Denise Peck offers an inspiring selection of 101 stunning wire earrings from top designers. The clear instructions are enhanced by step-by-step photographs and the projects are broken into beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories.Included inside:Step by step instructions on how to make head pins and French ear wiresTechniques for hammering and texturing wire Tricks to coil, spiral, harden, and straighten wire Definitions of the important elements that make up earrings, including headpins, jump rings, hoops, loops, coils, spirals, ear wires.With projects that are inexpensive and require minimal tools, this book is a must have for any jewelry or wire artist wanting to build their skills or be inspired by new ideas, beautiful materials and creative designs.

10th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin: Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Sustainable Preservation

by Maria Koui Fulvio Zezza Dimitrios Kouis

This book addresses physical, chemical, and biological methods for the preservation of ancient artifacts. Advanced materials are required to preserve the Mediterranean belt's historic, artistic and archaeological relics against weathering, pollution, natural risks and anthropogenic hazards. Based upon the 10th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, this book provides a forum for international engineers, architects, archaeologists, conservators, geologists, art historians and scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology to discuss principles, methods, and solutions for the preservation of global historical artifacts.

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