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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form pattern cutting for garments to fit the body shape, and flat pattern cutting for casual garments and jersey wear. This sixth edition remains true to the original concept: it offers a range of good basic blocks, an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting and examples of their application into garments. Fully revised and updated to include a brand new and improved layout, up-to-date skirt and trouser blocks that reflect the changes in body sizing, along with updates to the computer-aided design section and certain blocks, illustrations and diagrams. This best-selling textbook still remains the essential purchase for students and beginners looking to understand pattern cutting and building confidence to develop their own pattern cutting style.
A fun and stunningly illustrated introduction to the art of linear optimization Linear optimization is a powerful modeling method for discovering the best solution to a problem among a set of available alternatives. It is one of today's most important branches of mathematics and computer science--and also a surprisingly rich medium for creating breathtaking works of art. Opt Art takes readers on an entertaining tour of linear optimization and its applications, showing along the way how it can be used to design visual art. Robert Bosch provides a lively and accessible introduction to the geometric, algebraic, and algorithmic foundations of optimization. He presents classical applications such as the legendary Traveling Salesman Problem and shows how to adapt them to make optimization art--Opt Art. Each chapter in this marvelously illustrated book begins with a problem or puzzle and demonstrates how the solution can be derived using a host of artistic methods and media, including 3D printing, laser cutting, and computer-controlled machining. Bosch focuses on mathematical modeling throughout--converting a problem into a workable mathematical form, solving the mathematics, and examining the results, which can take the form of mosaics, line drawings, and even sculpture. All you need is some high-school algebra, geometry, and calculus to follow along. Featuring more than a hundred illustrations and photos of Bosch's own art, Opt Art demonstrates how mathematics and computing can be used to create beauty and express emotion through amazing works of art.
Representing at once a diversity of style, medium, and scale and an intersection of inspiration and response, Art of West Texas Women celebrates twenty women visual artists living and working in an expansive, rugged landscape--the vast western half of Texas, far from the dynamics of urban art communities and large national markets.Without attempting to serve as a comprehensive catalog--impossible considering the breadth of activity in a huge region--the book is a sampler of creative expression. The painters, photographers, installation artists, sculptors, fiber artists, and printmakers in these pages are as distinctive and independent as the solitary place that nurtures them. But they also share common threads: all of these artists came of age during the feminist movement of the 1970s and find the expansiveness and relative isolation of their landscapes an elemental influence.As with Georgia O'Keeffe, herself an early interpreter of the West Texas Plains, the women featured here find that this land of wind and sky has liberated them and engendered a sense of expressive freedom and artistic strength.
Consisting of woodcuts, etchings, and screenprints, this book provides an analysis of the sociological and historical context that has moulded the growth of Indian art. It elaborates on how the concepts of Identity, Place and Power have shaped artistic creation, while at the same time encouraging us to think between these categorical parameters. The Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking represents over seventy-nine Indian artists from diverse geographical regions. Consisting of woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and screenprints, the works in the collection span a
Ten amazing curves personally selected by one of today's bestselling math writers Curves for the Mathematically Curious is an enticing collection of ten mathematical curves, selected by Julian Havil for their significance, mathematical interest, and because many are downright beautiful. Each chapter of this anthology gives an account of the history and definition of each curve, providing a glimpse into the elegant and often surprising mathematics involved in their creation and evolution. In telling the ten stories, Havil visits many mathematicians and other innovators, some whose fame has withstood the passing of years, others who have blended into comparative obscurity. As well as the numerous mathematicians, you will meet in particular Pierre B (c)zier, whose name is perpetuated though his ubiquitous and eponymous curves, and Adolphe Quetelet, who trumpeted the ubiquity of the Normal curve but whose name now hides behind the modern body mass index. These and other ingenious thinkers contributed to the challenges, incongruities, and insights to be found in this study of these remarkable curves "and now you can share in this adventure. Curves for the Mathematically Curious is a rigorous and enriching mathematical experience for anyone interested in curves, and the book is designed so that the reader who chooses can follow the details with pencil and paper. Every curve has a story worthy of telling. This compendium tells the stories of ten remarkable curves personally selected by one of today (TM)s best-loved writers of popular mathematics.
Mindful Thoughts for Makers is a lovingly-crafted little book celebrating the meditative beauty and nature of making. In it, Ellie Beck reveals why creating with our hands is uplifting, rewarding and soothing for the mind, body, and soul. Honoring rituals, noticing the internal quiet, creating time, and finding your flow are all explored in this charmingly-illustrated collection of reflections. The importance of making mistakes, respecting your creativity, appreciating dirty hands, and noticing the mundane moments, together form a meaningful tool every maker will cherish.
'Craftsmanship has again become fashionable in high places, just as it did in the last few recessions.' The concept of craftsmanship has never been as relevant and timely as it is today. Assailed on all sides by - among many other tendencies - flexible working, short-termism, portfolio careers, quick-fix training and the cult of celebrity, it has recently re-entered public debate with a new sense of urgency. Why? This series of linked essays by the man who ran the Royal College of Art for many years explores the crafts in education, in history and literature, in the contemporary arts landscape, in the language, in the digital age, and takes an unsentimental, hard-headed look at craftsmanship today. Only when the romantic cobwebs have been blown away, it argues, can the key importance of the crafts be fully understood.
What happens when a modern-day penchant aligns with artisanal tradition? Revival. Any chocolate enthusiast will know that the enjoyment of dark chocolate is akin to that of fine wine, consumed with contemplation and appreciation for the process and ingredients. Dark Chocolate is a thoughtfully curated book featuring over 40 chocolate makers from across the globe, each with philosophies underpinned by fair trade practices and a commitment to the craft of bean-to-bar chocolate making. Laden with beautiful photographs, Dark Chocolate is an accessible go-to guide for dark chocolate connoisseurs and novices alike.
This catalogue of Books of Hours, the 'best seller' of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, presents two dozen Books of Hours mostly dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Examples from France, the Netherlands, and Belgium are presented chronologically with illustrations in color for each entry. Highlights include a fine early Dutch Book of Hours with illuminations closely related to those by the artists of the Utrecht History Bibles. There is also a lavish Book of Hours signed with marks by one of the Masters of Otto von Moredrecht; and a high-quality Parisian Book of Hours with an unusual sequence of miniatures by the Master of Jacques de Besancon. Many of these Books are previously entirely unknown and unpublished. An introductory essay explores how illuminated Books of Hours encouraged their readers to picture piety through reading of texts accompanies by visual aid.
With games, puzzles, quotations, and commentaries, the Art Game Book is an original way to explore 20th century painting, sculpture, architecture, design, video, installation, and photography. Newly updated, with abundant illustrations and a glossary, this extensive book also includes an international guide to museums, websites, fairs and modern art events around the world.
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