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Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques

Thomas Thorspecken · Barron's Educational Series
Format: Book

While most sketching guides leave the artist with static bowls of fruit and flower vases to develop their skill, Urban Sketching takes its inspiration from the living, breathing world around us! Contents include the nuts and bolts of sketching and drawing as well as a range of techniques...
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Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Pete Souza · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer--and presented in an oversize, 12"x10" exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.
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The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Paper, Pigments, Prints and More from Nature

Nick Neddo · Quarry Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal...
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Japanese Paper Crafting: Create 17 Paper Craft Projects & Make your own Beautiful Washi Paper

Michael G. LaFosse · Tuttle Publishing; Reprint edition
Format: Book

In Japanese Paper Crafting, world renowned paper artist Michael G. LaFosse of the Origamido Studio teaches you all the essential techniques needed to make your own beautiful handmade washi paper at home. The book's clear and simple step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs...
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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

Robert Correll · For Dummies; 2 edition
Pages: 672
Format: Paperback

The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools! This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused...
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The Joy of Acrylic Painting: Expressive Painting Techniques for Beginners

Annie O'Brien Gonzales · North Light Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Now is the time to pursue creative fulfillment! Annie O'Brien Gonzales felt a passion for art from an early age. But not until 30 years later--after raising a family and working "a real job"--did she get serious about painting. Along the way, she experienced the pleasures...
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Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks

Victor Maymudes · St. Martin's Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A Los Angeles Times Best seller!August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the music marked a departure from Dylans socially-conscious folk songs and began his evolution...
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Walt Disney & Recollections of the Disney Studios: 1955-1980

Charles Tranberg · BearManor Media
Pages: 267
Format: Book

Walt Disney was a pioneer in the art of animation but by the mid-fifties due to the increasing costs of producing animated films, Disney began to specialize in producing live-action films. The films explored in this book include such classics as Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Pollyanna, The Absent-Minded...
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The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age

Paul G Bahn · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The Golden Age of Hollywood, dating to the hazy depths of the early 20th Century, was an era of movie stars worshipped by the masses and despotic studio moguls issuing decrees from poolside divans ... but despite the world-wide reach of the movie industry, little more than memories of that...
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Andy Warhol?From A to B and Back Again

Donna De Salvo · Whitney Museum of American Art
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A unique 360?degree view of an incomparable 20th-century American artist One of the most emulated and significant figures in modern art, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) rose to fame in the 1960s with his iconic Pop pieces. Warhol expanded the boundaries by which art is defined and created...
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The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

Greil Marcus · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 that embody rock and roll as a thing in itself--in the story each song tells, inhabits, and creates in its legacy.
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Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault

Jody Revenson · Harper Design
Pages: 207
Format: Print book

Throughout the making of the eight Harry Potter movies, designers and craftspeople were tasked with creating fabulous chocolate-fantasy feasts, flying brooms, enchanted maps, and much more, in addition to numerous magical items necessary in a wizard's everyday life - for example, newspapers...

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Movie Stunts & Special Effects: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Andrew Lane · Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Book

Throughout film history, one of the fundamental fantasies portrayed on screen has been the kind of physical action few of us could ever experience in real life. The image of an 'every man' engaged in hand-to-hand, mortal combat, defending his family or even the world population...
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