Author: Howard Moneta
Release Date: 2007-05-01
"The Davenport's includes biographical and pricing information for over 300,000 artists (specializing in little-known and hard-to-find artists). Prices cover oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, prints, posters, and photographs" -- B&N from the publisher (July 2007).
Author: Siobhan Roberts
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2012-11-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
With Wind Wizard, Siobhan Roberts brings us the story of Alan Davenport (1932-2009), the father of modern wind engineering, who investigated how wind navigates the obstacle course of the earth's natural and built environments--and how, when not properly heeded, wind causes buildings and bridges to teeter unduly, sway with abandon, and even collapse. In 1964, Davenport received a confidential telephone call from two engineers requesting tests on a pair of towers that promised to be the tallest in the world. His resulting wind studies on New York's World Trade Center advanced the art and science of wind engineering with one pioneering innovation after another. Establishing the first dedicated "boundary layer" wind tunnel laboratory for civil engineering structures, Davenport enabled the study of the atmospheric region from the earth's surface to three thousand feet, where the air churns with turbulent eddies, the average wind speed increasing with height. The boundary layer wind tunnel mimics these windy marbled striations in order to test models of buildings and bridges that inevitably face the wind when built. Over the years, Davenport's revolutionary lab investigated and improved the wind-worthiness of the world's greatest structures, including the Sears Tower, the John Hancock Tower, Shanghai's World Financial Center, the CN Tower, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Sunshine Skyway, and the proposed crossing for the Strait of Messina, linking Sicily with mainland Italy. Chronicling Davenport's innovations by analyzing select projects, this popular-science book gives an illuminating behind-the-scenes view into the practice of wind engineering, and insight into Davenport's steadfast belief that there is neither a structure too tall nor too long, as long as it is supported by sound wind science. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
Growing out of her popular online workshops and videos, Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu takes you step by step through the process of drawing a folk art and stylized girl’s face. You will learn to create simple, balanced features and add shading with colored pencils and paint. From there, you will learn how to draw the rest of the figure and put it into a unique, textured, mixed-media background. —Learn to design costumes and personalities for your girls and adapt them to fit your own artistic style. —Create vivid, exciting backgrounds by layering paint, collaging with fabric, carving beeswax, distressing wood, and building up texture with mediums and pastes. —And on the accompanying DVD-ROM, which you can play on your Mac or PC, there is a mini-workshop full of whimsical mayhem, motivation, and real-time video with Suzi Blu showing you detailed drawing and shading techniques for faces, beeswax finishes, and how to make a mixed-media art journal start to finish.
The Storied South features the voices--by turn searching and honest, coy and scathing--of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward. Masterfully drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by renowned folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years, the book reveals how storytelling is viscerally tied to southern identity and how the work of these southern or southern-inspired creators has shaped the way Americans think and talk about the South. The Storied South offers a unique, intimate opportunity to sit at the table with these men and women and learn how they worked and how they perceived their art. The volume also features 45 of Ferris's striking photographic portraits of the speakers and a CD and a DVD of original audio and films of the interviews.
They were average kids looking for something to do. Today they started killing people. A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are on the run through rural Minnesota—victim by victim they’re having the time of their lives. But when Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the hunt for the thrill-hungry kids, things take a shocking detour.
Author: Joseph Straubhaar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-10-05
Genre: Business & Economics
Empowering you to think critically about the media and its impact, MEDIA NOW: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA, CULTURE, AND TECHNOLOGY, 10th Edition, thoroughly illustrates how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. It provides a comprehensive introduction to today's global media environment and the ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry -- and touch your everyday life. Cutting-edge coverage of the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge prepares you for a career in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media. In addition to captivating infographics and illustrations, the exciting new Tenth Edition includes the latest developments and trends in new media, mobile media consumption, policy changes for Internet governance and the international approach to media governance, online privacy protection, media ethics, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Stephanie Lee
Publisher: North Light Books
Release Date: 2008-02-27
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Unearth treasures of the past to create stunning found-object jewelry. Embark on a journey back in time to uncover tattered silk, faceted stones and other forgotten items, and learn how to give them new life as a pendant, ring or brooch. Found objects can be beautiful both for the unique, unexpected look they add to your work and for the stories we imagine them to tell. In the pages of Semiprecious Salvage, you will discover the excitement of reclaiming remnants of the past and reinterpreting their beauty in wearable works of mixed-media art. Step-by-step instructions guide you through the basics of wirework and creating basic jewelry findings, then encourage you to don your boots and get digging as you mix and match elements to create one-of-a-kind treasures. You'll learn to: Age modern "flashy" objects to create the distressed look of pieces with a past Combine jewelry elements with new and vintage fabrics for a soft, romantic touch Master the use of a soldering iron and a propane torch in crafting metal jewelry Incorporate plaster and resin into your work for added depth and intrigue Reinvent your artwork with your own Semiprecious Salvage and start sharing the stories of your own found objects today.
Author: George Krauss
Publisher: ASM International
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
George Krauss, University Emeritus Professor, Colorado School of Mines and author of the best-selling ASM book Steels: Processing, Structure, and Performance, discusses some of the important additions and updates to the new second edition.
Author: LTB Gordonsart, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-12-01
The industry standard artist directory containing biographical and select pricing information for over 335,000 artists (specializing in little-known and hard-to-find artists). More than 15,000 entries have been added since the last edition. Prices cover oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, prints, posters, and photographs.
The Maya are an ancient civilization founded some 4,000 years ago. They were advanced in many ways, including their written languages, their art, their architecture and, of course, their mathematical and astrological systems. These achievements particularly with astrology and their infamous calendar, brought them many insights into the future for both themselves and for the world as a whole. We are now approaching the end of one of their most famous calendar cycles, that of the 5,000-year Fourth Age - the Maya foresaw this time as one of cataclysmic change, a change that many believe heralds the end of the world. However, in this captivating book Gerald Benedict looks in depth into twenty-one of the most famous and culturally relevant prophecies and offers fresh insight into them -and shows that rather than a global apocalypse, 2012 will herald a radical change to our way of life and a profound transformation of our consciousness. These ancient prophecies relate to fascinating topics such as the New Enlightenment, Galactic Synchronization, the Return of a Supreme Being and Changes to the Earth's Magnetic Field. Challenging us to make real changes to our lives now, they are a wake-up call to us all.
Experience art retreats without leaving your home! There's a community of passionate, creative souls looking to connect, and the art retreat is where is happens. In Destination Creativity, Ricë Freeman-Zachery brings the life-altering journey of the art retreat from venues all across the country straight into your hands and the comfort of your favorite chair. Maybe you've heard about the many different places you can go to take art workshops from a variety of talented artistic instructors, but you haven't been sure which retreat experience is right for you. Ricë has done your homework! From Port Townsend, Washington's Artfest to Hampton, Virginia's Art & Soul, from rural Wisconsin to the strip of Las Vegas, from beads to quilts to painting with your hands, she has the inside scoop for you in Destination Creativity and a first-hand account of nine inspiring art retreats. Take five workshops right alongside Ricë with step-by-step instruction and a glimpse into the actual classroom experience. Hear from a variety of attendees—creative types just like you—what it is that drew them to attend their chosen event and be inspired by their life-changing stories. See what the retreats actually look like with plenty of atmospheric photos taken by Ricë's favorite sidekick, Earl Zachery. Discover ideas for hosting creative get-togethers in your own hometown including naming your retreat, picking a venue and planning meals. Destination Creativity is your chance to see what all of the buzz is about. Pull up a chair and take the journey.