Davenport s Art Reference and Price Guide 2007 2008 Edition

Author: Howard Moneta
Publisher:
ISBN: 193329518X
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Art

"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).

Wind Wizard

Author: Siobhan Roberts
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400844708
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.

Mixed Media Girls with Suzi Blu

Author: Suzi Blu
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781610583923
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.

Media Now Understanding Media Culture and Technology

Author: Joseph Straubhaar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305950849
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.

Enterprise Analytics

Author: Thomas H. Davenport
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780133039436
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

"International Institute for Analytics"--Dust jacket.

Microelectronics Failure Analysis

Author: EDFAS Desk Reference Committee
Publisher: ASM International
ISBN: 9781615037261
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Mad River

Author: John Sandford
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101602102
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Fiction

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.

Davenport s Art Reference and Price Guide

Author: Howard Moneta
Publisher: Ltb Gordonsart Incorporated
ISBN: 0931036445
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Art

The comprehensive and authoritative book on international artists providing auction dates & prices plus biographical data for over 250,000 artists.

The Storied South

Author: William Ferris
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469607559
Release Date: 2013-08-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Semiprecious Salvage

Author: Stephanie Lee
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1600610196
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.

Rex Barks

Author: Phyllis Davenport
Publisher: Paper Tiger, Incorporated
ISBN: UVA:X030358127
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


The Complete Guide to Business Analytics Collection

Author: Thomas H. Davenport
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133091250
Release Date: 2012-10-14
Genre: Business & Economics

A brand new collection of business analytics insights and actionable techniques… 3 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 3 authoritative eBooks deliver comprehensive analytics knowledge and tools for optimizing every critical business decision! Use business analytics to drive maximum value from all your business data! This unique 3 eBook package will help you harness your information, discover hidden patterns, and successfully act on what you learn. In Enterprise Analytics, analytics pioneer Tom Davenport and the world-renowned experts at the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) bring together the latest techniques, best practices, and research on large-scale analytics strategy, technology, implementation, and management. Using real-world examples, they cover everything from building better analytics organizations to gathering data; implementing predictive analytics to linking analysis with organizational performance. You'll find specific insights for optimizing supply chains, online services, marketing, fraud detection, and many other business functions; plus chapter-length case studies from healthcare, retail, and financial services. Next, in the up-to-the-minute Analysis Without Paralysis, Second Edition, Babette E. Bensoussan and Craig S. Fleisher help you succeed with analysis without getting mired in advanced math or arcane theory. They walk you through the entire business analysis process, and guide you through using 12 core tools for making better decisions about strategy and operations -- including three powerful tools covered for the first time in this new Second Edition. Then, in Business and Competitive Analysis, Fleisher and Bensoussan help you apply 24 leading business analysis models to gain deep clarity about your business environment, answer tough questions, and make tough choices. They first walk you through defining problems, avoiding pitfalls, choosing tools, and communicating results. Next, they systematically address both “classic” techniques and the most promising new approaches from economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, and the intelligence and futurist communities. For the first time, one book covers Nine Forces, Competitive Positioning, Business Model, Supply Chain Analyses, Benchmarking, McKinsey 7S, Shadowing, Product Line, Win/Loss, Strategic Relationships, Corporate Reputation, Critical Success Factors, Driving Forces, Country Risk, Technology Forecasting, War Gaming, Event/Timeline, Indications, Warning Analyses, Competitor Cash Flow, ACH, Linchpin Analyses, and more. Whether you're an executive, strategist, analyst, marketer, or operations professional, this eBook collection will help you make more effective, data-driven, profitable decisions! From world-renowned analytics and competitive/business intelligence experts Thomas H. Davenport, Babette E. Bensoussan, and Craig S. Fleisher

Exercising Values

Author: Pamela Davenport
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1613791224
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Exercising Values shows parents how to raise well-behaved, healthy, happy children. Young families will learn how to accomplish these important goals through well-planned, consistent activities that can be completed in as little as fifteen minutes a day. It's a fun, family time that will leave adults and children alike, relaxed and fit. Readers can enjoy the valuable information at their leisure because it is possible to jump right into the program. It can be used for inspiration and motivation as well as a reference guide for child training, exercise, and nutrition. It is written in the style of a friendly neighbor who has been there and is willing to help. The author is credentialed and experienced and a recognized expert in both personal training and child development.Detailed daily programs that parents can do with their children are provided. The exercises use body weight and require no special equipment but are effective for weight loss and body toning. Woven into the program are opportunities for parents to introduce character qualities such as enthusiasm and diligence and thereby teach the basics of good behavior. The program is complete enough for home schooling parents to use it as their physical education program, efficient enough for busy working families to include in their day, and engaging enough for stay at home moms to know they have provided something special for their children.Pamela Davenport, MSW, CPT is a home educating mother of six who has combined her personal parenting experiences with her training in exercise science and child development to give you a complete program to enhance your child's behavior and fitness. Pamela currently resides in Blue Springs, MO with her husband of 31 years.