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Over many years in a workshop, the knowledge and ability to perform a wide number of relatively minor jobs becomes second nature to a skilled engineer, but the amateur, no matter how great his natural talent, rarely has the opportunity to experience the same wide range of tasks. This book, by the experienced engineer Ian Bradley, contains useful advice and instruction for beginners on workshop practices including arbors and mandrels, belt jointing and splicing, shaft collars, finishing metal surfaces, G-clamps, surface gauges, cutting holes, special nuts, hand turning tools, the wobbler, case-hardening, and machining square material. This book was suggested to the author by his many readers and correspondents as a supplementary volume to his classic textbook The Amateur's Workshop.
This is a full-colour compendium of paintings by renowned and anonymous artists of every era and from all over the world. The paintings are organised into subject categories, including human life from birth to death, man's emotions and beliefs, and work and leisure.
This gorgeous new book from the team at Mollie Makes brings together ten designers and makers. Taking their inspiration from the natural world, they have come up with over twenty exclusive projects just for you, based around the ever-popular theme of birds. With ideas for handmade accessories, cards and gifts, this book is perfect for nature-lovers. It is full to bursting of ideas for using cute designs and pretty motifs in your craft projects. Includes a variety of crafts, with full instructions for knitting, crochet, sewing and papercraft projects, as well as ideas on how to turn your junk-shop finds into works of crafty art. Each project is accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, with hints and tips on personalising your makes, ensuring that everything you create is unique, just like you. Word count: 20,000
For the past fifty years, Tamarind has breathed life into the once-underappreciated art of lithography. From Josef Albers and Philip Guston in the 1960s, to Ed Ruscha and Kiki Smith in recent decades, contemporary artists have teamed up with professional printmakers at Tamarind to create an archive of exceptional lithographs. In 1960, in an effort to generate interest in lithography and make it accessible to artists, June Wayne founded Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc., in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fifty years and many thousands of prints later, it is difficult to imagine what lithography in the United States would be without the influence of the renowned Tamarind. Showcasing the broad aesthetic capabilities of lithography, Tamarind Touchstones demonstrates the diversity of the artists who have embraced lithography and their increased facility and comfort with the medium. Highlighting the ninety lithographs in the exhibition, reproduced in full color, this catalogue also includes glimpses into the recent activities of Tamarind, the psyche of the professional printmaker, and the curatorial perspective that guided the selection for this National Endowment for the Arts--funded traveling exhibition. With its trademark passion, Tamarind enters the next fifty years committed to its original goals to invigorate and fortify lithography and to expand its reach throughout the world.
With these original designs artist Monique Day-Wilde spirits you away from the drudgery and stress of daily routine and invites you to fill your daydreams with shapes and images from country surroundings. More than 30 full-page designs, from simple outlines to intricate combinations and unusual perspectives, offer hours of colouring bliss. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on good quality paper on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of whittling. There are 50 projects featured in the book, ranging from quick makes to more elaborate projects, and even a chapter on creating things from cork. The 8 main themes are: Quick Things - including a doorstop, a bookmark and a gift-box book; Into The Woods - including a willow whistle, walking stick, fish hook and slingshot; Around The House - including chopsticks, coat and crochet hooks; Cork Creations - including a succulent pot, stamp, and earphones spool; Ornamental Carving - including a boat, a deer and a spinning top; Kitchen Carving - including a carrot flute, apple candle and onion flower; The Natural World - including a bird feeder and instructions to prepare a fish for cooking, a graft an apple tree. The projects cater for a range of skill levels and the instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on selecting a penknife, maintaining your blade, choosing your caving material, and carving techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.
This book is a celebration of tactile beauty and a tribute to human ingenuity. In-depth profiles tell the stories of 20 artisans who have devoted their lives to preserving traditional techniques. Gorgeous photographs reveal these craftspeople's studios, from Oaxaca to Kyoto and from Milan to Tennessee. Two essays explore the challenges and rewards of engaging deeply with the past. With an elegant three-piece case and foil stamping, this rich volume will be an inspiration to makers, collectors, and history lovers.
With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind. Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness. Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.
Grown-up colouring book featuring drawings of '90s pop culture.
This is the first exhaustive study of a piece of furniture that has been used in the Arab world for centuries, and on the East African coast since the early 1800s. The Arab chest caught the attention of expatriates and travellers throughout these regions, and by the mid-20th century it had become a collector's item in the West. The author, Sheila Unwin, first came across the chests in East Africa in the early l950s. Since then she has been determined to discover their provenance and unravel their stylistic origins. This journey of detection is reflected in her historical overviews, which cover the early Arab trading networks, Arabs and Persians in East Africa, the Gulf and Oman, the Mughals in India, and the early explorations and trading expeditions of the Portuguese, Dutch and British from East Africa to the Far East. Her study of these enables her to trace the cultural influences that have combined to produce the chests, and to chart their complex origins. More than a historical survey, the book is also a guide to the classification, care and cleaning of chests. It is lavishly illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and maps, while line drawings demonstrate the differences in classification and type of chests and fittings. Owners of these fine pieces will find this an invaluable companion and resource. Sheila Unwin greatly enriches our appreciation of an artefact which can now be seen, in the light of her research, as a fascinating embodiment of the old Indian Ocean trading network.
The world has gone activity book crazy, and the trend is set to go even dottier, with Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead. Unique, challenging and expertly produced, the Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead is for grown-up kids of all ages who want to relax and unwind and create something from nothing! Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead invites you to engage with your inner artist, to pick up a pen and create something truly amazing. Taking inspiration from Day of the Dead, this exciting new book of activity book will help you create art masterpieces, one dot at a time. Beautifully packaged, challenging to perfect, Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Day of the Dead lets you create your own magical works of art: all you have to do to join in the fun...is join the dots.
Only a thoroughly accomplished artist such as Borough Johnson--a
nineteenth-century landscape and genre painter--could manage to
illuminate the technique of pencil drawing in these exquisitely
simple terms. Artists at every level of experience will appreciate
the wealth of information he offers on everything from choosing the
right tools to drawing the nude figure. With a host of helpful
"how-to" illustrations, as well as a "mini-gallery" of finished
compositions, this invaluable guide offers clear direction for
artists who want to learn to draw--or sharpen their skills.
The new book by the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom. Lose yourself in a riot of colouring in and drawing as you bring the exotic creatures and plants in Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland to life. Millie's intricate style of illustration encourages you to make your own mark, whether it's to add to the fine lines on trees or add a splash of colour to the feathers of a tropical parrot. Explore the rainforest further and you will find extraordinary flowers, birds, butterflies and reptiles, including a rainbow boa with shiny scales crying out for a touch of colour. This book will bring enjoyment to anyone who is looking for a creative outlet or a mindful and relaxing activity.
As Picasso said: 'It took me a lifetime to Paint Like a Child'. Raw Drawing is not an art class - it is a unique philosophy and a practical resource that teaches you how to draw spontaneously and creatively without any inhibition. Learn how to use signs, lines and shapes to create a new visual language. It's a non-judgmental technique to help you visualize your thoughts, express your emotions, develop your ideas and, why not, relax with a pen or pencil. Since he launched the Raw Drawing initiative in 2017, Italian artist Alessandro Bonaccorsi has given dozens of courses across Italy, helping people expand their creativity. This book brings together all of Alessandro's core teachings, making the power and creativity of raw drawing accessible to everyone. The book is recommended for those over 14 years of age, who are open to let themselves become children again and draw with a carefree mind. Use Raw Drawing to get closer to the heart of things, and learn to appreciate the beauty of the spontaneous.
Many novice artists are intimidated by the prospect of trawling through very technical drawing books, especially given our busy day-to-day lives. Five-Minute Watercolour is a handy companion as you explore your artistic potential by sketching in watercolour - in five minutes you can produce a great painting that you'll be proud to keep and share. Discover 55 bitesize exercises, written in jargon-free language, to help you make watercolour painting a part of your day. Starting with advice on the basic supplies you will need, professional urban watercolour artist Samantha Nielsen takes you through all the techniques required to begin and pursue your creative journey - from brush control to using warm and cool colours, followed by advice on implementing these techniques such as painting skies, seascapes or people. Samantha then helps you take it further by showing you how to capture movement and create depth. Every spread in the book features five expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing five-minute watercolour sketches to inspire you. For new and aspiring artists everywhere who've dreamt of making art a part of their working lives, this pocket book is perfect for you.
As inventors of new beadwork stitches, Melanie de Miguel (Hubble stitch) and Heather Kingsley-Heath (Albion stitch) are no strangers to innovation. And here they are, at it again... This book is the Tudor-inspired, treasure-filled result of their collaboration. Heather and Melanie have created an exciting new elemental approach especially for the more adventurous beader. Now they invite you... to join them on their thrilling adventure to recreate designs inspired by the rich and indulgent jewels of the Tudor and Elizabethan eras. There are 10 fabulous, elemental, Tudor-style designs ready to bead as complete projects. A complete library of over 60 elements makes it easy for you to dip in and mix a unique design recipe. A gallery of completed elemental creations is included, to stimulate your creative beading juices and show how easy it is to create your own versions of Tudor extravagance and splendour. What Tudor Inspirations promises you: two leading bead artists in one book; 10 gorgeously wearable, elemental designs; a complete library of elements to explore; a stunning gallery of inspirational elemental pieces; total jewellery drama and fabulous photography.
Hotties, hunks, heartthrobs, beefcakes, dreamboats, studs. It doesn't matter what you call them, all that matters is that they make your eyes water with joyous delight. Well, Swoon has all that in spades. Swoon is the perfect gift for that person in your life who daydreams of stroking Jude Law's tight torso or Brad Pitt's perfect face. And now they can! With a pen! So, get your felt-tips ready and colour in Ryan Gosling's sultry face, George Clooney's silver hair, Harry Styles' dreamy eyes and, deep breath, Bradley Cooper's bufftastic abs ... as well as many, many others! Swoon will have you weak at the knees as your pens caress the chiseled features of 60 of your favourite pieces of manly eye candy. From Aaron Paul to Zac Efron, modern day hotties to brooding beefcakes of yesteryear; all the guys are barely contained (and clothed) within this book and can't wait for you to come give them a damn good colouring in. So, what are you waiting for?
"Charming book for creative types who find a blank page a little too overwhelming." - The Guardian "In her charming journal-cum sketchbook, Matilda Tristram inspires us to look at the everyday things in life in a new way. As well as encouraging us to explore the extraordinary in the ordinary, she also provides guidance, insights, tips and inspiration." - Flow Magazine "If you've ever struggled with the enormous pressure that a blank page or canvas demands of you then Matilda's 'My Year in Small Drawings' is just the ticket to ease you back into the joys of drawing or help you have a go for the very first time! "Whether you're on the train to work, in the park on your lunch break or people watching at your local coffee shop, Matilda's book will help you see the world through fresh eyes!" - The Big Draw. Explore the extraordinary in the ordinary with this charming visual diary like no other! Create and collect the small details around you and build up dozens of dinky drawings for your own uniquely personal record. From tangles of cables to window frames to tree buds, learn to see everyday things in a new way and explore their simple - and sometimes surprising - beauty by drawing them. With expert advice on how to simplify what we see; which pens and pencils to use; colour; and using perspective plus suggestions for drawing every day of the year, this is an opportunity to embrace your creativity and build up a unique and delightful personal sketch collection.
`Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.' Wassily Kandinsky There's nothing like a unicorn to give life some colour. Relax, take a break and let your imagination soar... So Keep Calm and Colour Unicorns!
It is impossible not to have fun adding colour to this captivating collection of kaleidoscope designs. Whether you're applying the finishing touch to an intricate pattern or bringing to life a more simple design, The Kaleidoscope Colouring Book will enthral you for hours. With over 120 mesmerising designs to colour, this adult activity book is the perfect gift for the artist in your life and a fantastic source of inspiration for anyone wanting to create their own designs.
In today's busy world, it can be difficult to find time to slow down and make time for the simple joy of making, so Clare Youngs has designed a wide range of beautiful and tempting projects to help you experience the pleasure and satisfaction that making something with your own hands can bring. The best thing about practising mindfulness through craft is that you have something tangible to show at the end, and you can start small with the coral reef-inspired embroidery hoops, or just by making pompoms and tassels to be added to the edge of a cushion or blanket. You can learn techniques such as block printing, punch needling, shibori dyeing, weaving, macrame and quilting, all of which encourage a mindful approach, and a way to experience a feeling of 'flow'. Make unique things for yourself and your home, using natural materials such as wool, cotton, linen and leather. Clare is a believer in making new things from old, using what you have and adapting old fabrics to counteract a throwaway society, and all her designs have a Scandinavian-inspired, modern aesthetic.
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