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The Art of Fine Gifts: Enjoy the countdown to Christmas! Open a door every day in December and find a beautiful Christmas sticker! This advent calendar is a delight for adults and children with its sparkling glittered cover. With charmingly cheerful illustrations by Lucy Cousins.
Combining the smooth reading experience of the Thomas Nelson NKJV Comfort Print® typeface with the popular format of the Journal the WordTM Bibles.
Do you underline Scripture, take notes during sermons, or express your thoughts through journaling? The NKJV Journal the WordTM Bible is a trustworthy and indispensable resource for anyone who puts pen to paper for deeper engagement with God's Word. The extra-wide lined margins make this Bible ideal for note taking or journaling.
The NKJV Journal the WordTM Bible is truly inspirational from cover to cover and sure to make an excellent gift as a treasured personal keepsake. The Thomas Nelson NKJV Comfort Print® typeface is designed to honor the beauty of the New King James Version, providing a particularly smooth reading experience for longer engagement in God's Word.
Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children's picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA. In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
At the outset of his career, Norman Rockwell was not the most likely candidate for long-term celebrity; he was just one of many skillful illustrators working within the conventions of the day. But there was something tenacious about his vision, and something uncanny about his access to the wellsprings of public taste. Although technically he was an academic painter, he had the eye of a photographer and, as he became a mature artist, he used this eye to give us a picture of America that was familiar-astonishingly so-and at the same time unique. It seems familiar because it was everyone's dream of America; and it was unique because only Rockwell managed to bring it to life with such authority. This was, perhaps, an America that never existed, but it was an America the public wanted to exist. And Rockwell put it together from elements that were there for everyone to see. Rockwell helped preserve American myths, but, more than that, he recreated them and made them palatable for new generations. His function was to reassure people, to remind them of old values in times of rapid change.
As if they were motion picture stills, the images in this book make up a sequence of people and scenes of the Calle Junin, one of the best-known thoroughfares in Medellin, Colombia. The concept of the book is the result of the fascination and nostalgia produced by the photos of passersby on the street, taken by the fotocineros, or street photographers, of the city. The texts, which are laid out perpendicular to the images, evoke the sense of movement ...of walking. In this way, the photographs - treasured souvenirs, for their owners, of the alliance of love and memory - bring us back nostalgically to a bygone age, recapturing the clothing, cars, buildings, advertisements, shops, and display windows that provided the setting for the ephemeral strolls of pedestrians in Medellin. For almost three years, from 2005 to 2008, some 400 photographs were collected to form the basis of this book, an exploration of street portraiture, of Colombian fotocineria, and of the snapshots of passersby taken by the thousands on the Calle de Junin. It is a volume full of echoes and reflections, of a few lost steps, frozen in time by the magic of photography.
Enter the secret world of the butterfly with this handy pocket guide. Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Little Guide to Butterflies offers a modern reference to identifying these glorious insects. Featuring 40 of the most distinctive butterflies from around the world, this book is the perfect companion for anyone looking to reconnect with nature, whether that's when out walking or from the comfort of an armchair. Each butterfly has been exquisitely illustrated by printmaker Tom Frost and is accompanied by all-important information including their habitat, distribution and wingspan, plus an interesting fact or fable. There is also an interactive spotter's guide, where you can check off and note the date each time you spot a new butterfly. Reacquaint yourself with the familiar Orange Tip and Monarch, as well as discovering new species such as the Apollo, Spicebush Swallowtail and Crimson Rose. This informative, practical and beautiful guide is part of a new nature series designed to encourage creativity through exploring the outdoors.
The art of illustration for children has a long and rich
tradition, and for generations has been beloved by countless
readers. "Illustrating Children's Books "shows you how to create
beautiful artwork for children. It examines the approaches taken by
advanced-level students and leading artists, and describes how
their ideas evolve from start to finish.
Martin Salisbury is Course Director for the Master of Arts Degree in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia University, Cambridge, England. Since graduating in illustration from Maidstone College of Art he has worked continuously as a book illustrator and painter alongside his academic post. He is a regular contributor to" Artists and Illustrators Magazine "and is co-editor of the graphic arts magazine" Line." Martin lives in Cambridgeshire, England.
This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before. Kaufmann depicts layer after layer of the natural world, delighting in the grand scale and details alike. The effect is staggeringly beautiful: presented alongside California divvied into its fifty-eight counties, for example, we consider California made up of dancing tectonic plates, of watersheds, of wildflower gardens. Maps are enhanced by spirited illustrations of wildlife, keys that explain natural phenomena, and a clear-sighted but reverential text. Full of character and color, a bit larger than life, The California Field Atlas is the ultimate road trip companion and love letter to a place.
Rock on: From Elvis to Nirvana: the most important record covers in rock history Album art is indelibly linked to our collective musical memories; when you think of your favorite albums, you picture the covers. Many photographers, illustrators, and art directors have become celebrities from their album artworks the best examples of which will go down in history as permanent fixtures in popular culture. Paying tribute to this art form, Rock Covers brings you a compilation that includes 600 remarkable covers, from legendary to rare record releases. Artists as varied as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Iron Maiden, and Sonic Youth are all gathered together here in celebration of the covers that defined their albums. Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing the art director, photographer/illustrator, year, label, and more. Two hundred special records that changed the course of history, for either the band, the artist, or the music genre, are specially highlighted with short descriptions. Five professionals who made and shaped the history of rock share insider information in featured interviews while 10 leading rock DJs seal the deal with top-10 favorite record playlists."
The Book of Kells is a masterpiece of medieval art - a brilliantly decorated version of the four Gospels with full-page depictions of Christ, the Virgin and the Evangelists as well as a wealth of smaller decorative painting. The strange imagination displayed in the pages, the impeccable technique and the very fine state of preservation make The Book of Kells an object of endless fascination. This edition reproduces the most important of the fully decorated pages plus a series of enlargements showing the almost unbelievable minuteness of the detail; spiral and interlaced patterns, human and animal ornament - a combination of high seriousness and humour. The text is by Bernard Meehan, the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin.
David Wright was one of the leading pin-up artists of the 20th Century. Unlike his American contemporaries Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren, the British-born Wright brought a sense of realism to his willowy beauties, who appeared in publications on both sides of the Atlantic, especially during WW2. Now, finally, access has been granted to his archive, and this is the first ever collection of his work.
The original creative, inspiring, and often hilarious 642 things from the book that started it all--the bestselling 642 Things to Draw--are back as whimsical illustrations in this unique new coloring book. Jam-packed with engaging designs and details just waiting to be colored in, this is the perfect next thing for 642 fans and coloring book aficionados alike.
As the reader flicks through the book, the titles of the plays build up to form an image of the great playwright, who cheekily winks at us from the page. The 37 plays appear in the order of the First Folio of 1623, ending with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, added to the collection in the Third Folio of 1664. The date of each work is given on its first appearance.
'The Galactic Alien Race Federation has overwhelmingly elected to invite Planet Earth to race for the future and join the Alien Race across the galactic universe'. So begins the inspiration behind the work of the six designers featured in "Alien Race". A full-colour feast for the eyes, "Alien Race" contains sumptuous original artwork and all the development stages - from sketches to character studies, different techniques and media - involved in creating humans, aliens, strange and wonderful creatures and out of this world landscapes. Packed with useful and fascinating design tips, and with plenty to please the eye, this book is a must for design students, artists and lovers of unique and beautiful artwork.
Garden gnomes may be small, but their problems are often very big. They have issues with snowmen, magnets, bubblegum and mimes. They really enjoy romance, skinny-dipping and paper airplanes, but they have major issues with watermelons, mousetraps, trampolines, and teddy bears-and through it all they especially love one special thing. Artist Greg Stones turns his popular, playful illustration style to the tiny troubles of these little characters, presenting their inner lives with a warm and witty sense of the absurd.
Big Mother 3 is a mind-blowing collection of art by one of the most talented contemporary Finnish artists, Riikka Sormunen. This mammoth A3 format of her latest work is a testament to the power of drawing. Currently living and working in Berlin, Riikka has taken part in various group exhibitions around the world, including Pick Me Up London 2012 and worked for leading periodicals and newspapers, such as The New York Times and The Guardian.
In January of 1469, the accounts of Duke Charles the Bold of
Burgundy record a payment to the scribe Nicolas Spierinc for having
written "some prayers for my lord." Seven months later, the same
account notes a payment to the illuminator Lievin van Lathem for
twenty-five miniatures plus borders and decorated initials in the
same manuscript. In this seminal study, the late Antoine de
Schryver presents an argument that the documents refer to the
exquisite prayer book of Charles the Bold now in the J. Paul Getty
Museum (Ms. 37)--one of Charles's most splendid commissions,
belonging to the greatest era of Netherlandish Burgundian book
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