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Enjoying art is all about responding to what you are seeing. Parents often lack confidence about how to look at art with children, however, there is no magic secret and there are no right or wrong answers. Old Masters Rock: How to Look at Art with Children demystifies western art and demonstrates that it is accessible to all of us - adults and children alike. Old Masters Rock is a book for parents and children to look at together. It introduces the type of questions that help us discover things about a work of art and how we feel about it. Whether you are an adult or a child curiosity should be your starting point as it reveals what interests you in a painting. Features such as `Art Detectives' encourage children to solve clues and 'Fun Facts' help them remember the pictures. Throughout, the emphasis is on looking at the paintings and drawing one's own conclusions about what one is seeing. Grouped into thirteen themes such as Animals, the Natural World, Action Heroes, Myth & Magic, Fabulous Faces and others, 50 paintings from the fourteenth century through to the early twentieth century are featured. Different styles, from the early Renaissance, through Baroque, Mannerist, Realist and Impressionist, are included. Well-known artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Rubens, Velasquez, Constable, Degas, Manet, Van Gogh and Munch are featured, as well as less familiar artists who will quickly become favourites.
Jean Doyle, A Portrait is a glorious tribute to one of South Africa’s quietest artists. This part-biography, part critique explores how Jean has formed, shaped, forged and polished her career. Frequently told through her private sculpture notes, it goes beneath the layers of bronze and clay to the inspirational heart of her work, tracing her artistic journey. It celebrates the freshness, simplicity, intelligence, unmistakable sense of humour and, strikingly, the modest humility with which Jean Doyle has emerged as one of the greatest story-telling South African artists of our time.
Learn to express yourself through color while painting on location with the in-depth tips and techniques of Working with Color, the fifth volume in the Urban Sketching Handbook series. Expert watercolorist, illustrator, instructor, and co-founder of Urban Sketchers Montreal Shari Blaukopf shares her essential color tips about color-water ratio, achieving bold color, avoiding muddy washes, painting in layers, and using wet-in-wet techniques. This essential handbook covers: supplies and materials sample color palettes color mixing using limited palettes monochrome sketches the power of complementary colors using evocative, expressive color With a focus on using watercolor with greater confidence and knowledge, the book also delves into pencil and ink and water-soluble pencils. The instructional text is enhanced with stunning watercolor illustrations by the author and other expert urban sketchers from beautiful locations around the globe. The illustrations include examples of color swatches showing value; mixing; illustrations of complementary, analogous, and neutral color schemes; and sample galleries. Working with Color is an indispensable guide for on-location artists looking to expand and strengthen their expressive use of color.
The intricate engravings of Gustav Dore earned him great success during the Victorian era, and are still respected today for their unique style and skilful vision. Displaying Dore's immensely evocative illustrations for poems by Tennyson, Dante, Coleridge and Milton, as well as scenes from the Bible, this wall calendar is a true treat. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Do you know a capella from zarzuela, or your major from your minor? Can you distinguish between a serenade and a symphony? If you only have 30 seconds, there is time - using this book - to understand the creative journey taken by classical music from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Our early ancestors understood pitch and rhythm, the basic tools that have been worked and ordered by composers and performers over the past 400 years into an extraordinary body of music written for soloists, chamber musicians and entire orchestras. Today, everyone has access to a prodigy of classical music which, far from being traditional or elitist, is alive and magical. From plainsong to programme music, appreciate the magnitude and majesty, the passion and the pathos of sounds that have the power to stir our emotions to great joy or infinite sadness. Here's music to your ears.
More String Time Joggers is a welcome addition to the ensemble repertoire for beginner strings from the authors of the award-winning Fiddle Time series. This exciting collection provides inventive and enjoyable ensemble material for all string groups, whatever their size.
for SSA and piano Inspired by the simple directness of William Chatterton Dix's vivid, pictorial text, the composer explores the breadth of the choral canvas in this expressive and artful carol. The piece has a straightforward verse-chorus structure, with gentle development of the verse material and an effective motif to close each verse, making it accessible to and rewarding for choirs of all abilities. Also available in a version for mixed voices.
In June of 2010, William Kentridge asked Denis Hirson to join him in a public conversation at the opening of Cinq Thèmes, the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Jeu du Paume in Paris. So fruitful was this event that the two decided to have further conversations, public and private, whenever the time and the occasion seemed right. Nine engagements followed, allowing them to explore at great length the many issues and themes arising from Kentridge’s work. These conversations, in which a writer and an artist grapple with the enormous complexities of making art, grow out of a friendship that stretches back to the 1980s and that is deeply entwined in the fortunes of the city where they both grew up and the country that is the wellspring of their work.
Born in Cambridge in 1951, Denis Hirson lived in South Africa until the age of twenty-two, studying social anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In 1975 he settled in France, where he has worked as an actor and lecturer at the École Polytechnique. He has written seven books, almost all of them at the frontier between prose and poetry and concerned with memories of South Africa in the time of apartheid. The most recent of these is the novel The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street. He has also assembled and edited three anthologies of South African writing, including In the Heat of Shadows: South African poetry 1996–2013. Ma langue au chat, a book in French about the delight and torture experienced by an Anglophone when speaking and writing in French, is forthcoming from Les Éditions du Seuil in October 2017.
William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1955. He is a graphic artist, filmmaker and theatre artist renowned for his humanist and poetic perspective on apartheid, colonialism and totalitarianism, and on their lingering effects. Best known for his allegorical animations of charcoal drawings that he erases and appends frame by frame, Kentridge has explored disciplines ranging from sculpture to books, stereoscope to opera. His works are included in numerous international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Albertina Museum, Vienna. His acclaimed production of Wozzeck travels to the Metropolitan Opera, New York, for the 2019–20 season.
Get snap happy with the new edition of the best-selling guide to digital photography from guru Tom Ang. Learn everything you need to know about digital photography with the Digital Photographer's Handbook 6th Edition, the definitive photography guide. This digital photography guide is jam-packed with inspirational images and jargon-free tips to demystify the technical elements of photography and get you taking great shots every time. Fully updated to include all of the latest developments in digital cameras, equipment and software, this stunning guide explores the pros and cons of all types of camera, from camera phones to top-of-the-range DSLRs. Learn how to manipulate your pictures to perfection and pick up trouble-shooting advice to make the most out of your camera. Suitable for all levels of experience, the Digital Photographer's Handbook 6th edition is perfect for anyone looking to get snap happy. Previous edition ISBN 9781405393195
This new paperback edition features 'No Less a Woman', the breast cancer awareness campaign with Stella McCartney. 100 women bravely share un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts alongside honest, courageous, powerful and humorous stories about their breasts and their lives. Women from all walks of life took part, aged from 19 to 101, sized AAA to K, from Buddhist nun to burlesque dancer. Their perspectives and experiences are revealing and profoundly moving. Intimate, visually refreshing, maybe even surprising, Bare Reality will make you reconsider how you think and feel about your own body, and those of the women in your life.
for SSATB and piano Originally the second movement of Chilcott's choral work Five Days that Changed the World, this poignant setting of words by Charles Bennett reflects on one of the most significant events of our time. The choral parts are melodic and interweaving, and the flowing piano part provides harmonic support for the voices throughout.
Drawn from Paradise is David Attenborough's journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds. From the moment they were introduced to the European mind in the early sixteenth century, their unique beauty was recognised and commemorated in the first name that they were given - birds so beautiful must be birds from paradise. In this unique exploration of a truly awe-inspiring family of birds which to this day is still shrouded in mystery, David Attenborough and Errol Fuller trace the natural history of these enigmatic birds through their depiction in western works of art throughout the centuries, featuring beautiful illustrations by such luminary artists as Jacques Barraband, William Hart, John Gould, Rubens and Breughel, to name but a few. Experienced ornithologists and general nature and art enthusiasts alike will delight in this journey of discovery of the world's most beautiful and mysterious birds.
Why do heroes fight each other? Why do villains keep trying even though they almost never win? Why don't heroes simply take over the world? Economics and comics may seem to be a world apart. But in the hands of economics professor and comic book hero aficionado Brian O'Roark, the two form a powerful alliance. With brilliant deadpan enthusiasm he shows how the travails of superheroes can explain the building blocks of economics, and how economics explains the mysteries of superhero behavior. Spider-Man's existential doubts revolve around opportunity costs; Wonder Woman doesn't have a sidekick because she has a comparative advantage; game theory sheds light on the battle between Captain America and Iron Man; the Joker keeps committing crimes because of the Peltzman effect; and utility curves help us decide who is the greatest superhero of all. Why Superman Doesn't Take Over the World probes the motivations of our favorite heroes, and reveals that the characters in the comics may have powers we dont, but they are still beholden to the laws of economics.
This art calendar showcases a stunning array of sugar skulls - a traditional part of the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead, which focuses on remembering loved ones that have died. These skulls made from sugar are bright and colourful works of art in their own right and will make a beautiful adornment to your wall. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Step back in time with this stunningly nostalgic black and white wall calendar. With photography ranging from the 1960s right back to the early twentieth century, you'll get a real sense of heritage. Dublin has an incredible history and culture and this calendar brings its unique past to life. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Step back in time with this stunningly nostalgic black and white wall calendar. With photography ranging from the 1960s right back to the early twentieth century, you'll get a real sense of Exeter's heritage. With its canals, a cathedral and beautiful gardens, Exeter has a wealth of history and culture that are displayed in this calendar. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Step back in time with this stunningly nostalgic black and white wall calendar. With photography ranging from the 1960s right back to the early twentieth century, you'll get a real sense of heritage. Leeds has always been a busy, bustling city full of life and character; take a look back into its history with this fantastic calendar. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Thomas Cole was a nineteenth-century artist known for his Romantic depictions of American landscapes. This wall calendar showcases 12 of his most fantastical, awe-inspiring scenes, including paintings from The Course of Empire and Voyage of Life series, as well as The Oxbow and The Titan's Goblet. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Featuring cabaret costumes, scantily clad chorus girls and burlesque dancers, this calendar showcases the best dancers and actresses involved in the burlesque scene from the mid-twentieth century to the 1960s. Featuring photographs from some of the most exciting performances, this is a celebration of the flamboyant vintage burlesque. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Twelve sumptuous and stunning art deco depictions of fairytale scenes from the Golden Age of illustration. These glorious drawings depict moments from fairy tales such as The Twelve Dancing Princesses and East of the Sun and West of the Moon. In this wall calendar, informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
The American artist Mary Cassatt brought the lives of women, often in domestic settings, to the forefront of her Impressionist paintings. She spent much of her adult life in France, where she met and exhibited alongside other Impressionists such as Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot and Camille Pissarro. Her work typically focussed on the bond between mother and child, and is celebrated in this lovely wall calendar. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
The French artist Edgar Degas was famous for his work in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. This calendar showcases his fascination with the art of dance, capturing in beautiful pastel colours the poise and elegance of the dancers, often in rehearsal or in off-stage moments. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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