Jackie Garner, "The Wildlife Artist's Handbook"
ISBN: 1847976077 | 2014 | 160 pages | EPUB | 50 MB
The principles of drawing and painting wildlife, from how to draw a subject in motion to practical advice on selling wildlife art
Decorative & Ornamental Scroll Saw Patterns
Sterling | 2005 | PDF | ISBN: 1402727062 | 134 pages | 25 Mb
- Compiled by master craftsman Patrick Spielman, this compilation offers the finest selection of decorative patterns and ideas for scroll-saw cutting. Woodworkers will derive inspiration from well over 100 projects originally created by Dirk Boelman, America's leading scroll-saw pattern designer. There's something for everyone and every taste: Halloween and Christmas ornaments; three-dimensional birds that look as if they're about to take flight; marching animals; man-in-the-moon earrings; a Victorian doll table and chair; and more. All the items make wonderful gifts and are perfect for selling at shops and crafts fairs.
John Long, "How to Rock Climb!, 5th Edition"
ISBN: 0762755342 | 2010 | PDF | 336 pages | 79 MB
Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more.
d'artiste Character Modeling - Digital Artists Master Class
Ballistic Publications | ISBN: 1921002115 | English | 190 pages | PDF | 195 MB
d'artiste Character Modeling presents you a modeling technique of the best artists in 3D characters - Pascal Blanche, Francisco Cortina, Steven Stahlberg. Each artist demonstrates his approaches and techniques in modeling characters and creatures for film and game projects.
Masters: Gold: Major Works by Leading Artists by Marthe Le Van and Ray Hemachandra
English | 2009 | PDF | ISBN: 1600590403 | 332 pages | 109 Mb
All that glitters here IS gold—and it’s gorgeous! This addition to the popular Masters series focuses on a topic—gold jewelry—with mass appeal to a wide audience: jewelers, metalsmiths, collectors, museums, and just about anyone who loves beautiful workmanship.
Henry M. Sayre, "A World of Art (7th Edition)"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0205887570, 0205898874 | 600 pages | PDF | 106 MB
Henry Sayre’s art appreciation text, The World of Art, is an amazing introduction to the world of art. Students with little background in the arts routinely reach out to Henry to share how the text has influenced their lives. This is so meaningful because Henry’s inspiration for A World of Art was his own students. His students wanted to see themselves reflected in their textbook. Henry decided to write an art appreciation textbook that represented all artists, not just the Western canon found at that time in the other texts. He also created a text that fostered critical thinking through looking at, talking about, and questioning works of art for his students.
Piotr Barsony, "The Stories of the Mona Lisa: An Imaginary Museum Tale about the History of Modern Art"
ISBN: 1620872285 | 2012 | EPUB | 56 pages | 17 MB
“Dad, will you tell me a story?” asks a little girl. “Sure,” artist Piotr Barsony responds. “I’ll tell you a story about a painting. And the Mona Lisa, the most beautiful painting in all the world, will be our subject.” Thus begins the fascinating history of modern painting through what many consider the most famous work in the history of art: the Mona Lisa by Léonardo De Vinci. Piotr acts as the museum guide for his young daughter throughout the book, taking us on a journey through an imaginary museum. He describes famous art movements and artists, including: impressionism, cubism, expressionism, favism, minimalism, surrealism; Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Picasso, Bacon, Pollock, and more. All of the most famous painters of the modern and contemporary art movements are explained with their own Mona Lisa portraits, in their signature styles.
Walter Foster Creative Team, "The Art of Oil Painting"
ISBN: 1560107510 | 2003 | EPUB | 144 pages | 95 MB
This compilation of projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist’s Library series titles provides inspiration and instruction on every aspect of oil painting. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, The Art of Oil Painting is filled with information that artists of all skill levels will find useful. The contributing artists are all acclaimed for their particular styles and approaches to oil painting, so there are countless lessons you can learn from their individual and distinct perspectives. And the step-by-step demonstrations guide aspiring artists through the oil painting process using a wide variety of inspiring painting subjects-so there’s something for everyone! With this comprehensive reference, you’ll soon discover how exciting painting in oil can be.
Sara Liberte, "1000 Biker Tattoos"
ISBN: 0760344353 | 2013 | PDF | 320 pages | 66 MB
Anyone who rides a motorcycle lives, to some degree, in the margins of society. Where members of the herd drive Toyota Camrys and hipster hatchbacks, bikers opt for Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, and Ducatis, putting themselves out there like raised middle fingers thrust at the ordinary citizens of the world. And just as a motorcyclist’s ride is an affront to the sensibilities of the meek and the conventional, so too is the ink on his or her skin. Tattoos have long been an integral part of this culture, the result of the overwhelming number of ex-military men who formed the nucleus of the postwar outlaw motorcycle club scene.
Duane Preble Emeritus, Sarah Preble, "Prebles' Artforms (11th Edition)"
2013 | ISBN-10: 0205968112 | 536 pages | PDF | 103 MB
The title of this book has a dual meaning. As humans form works of art, we are in turn formed by what we create. The art world constantly evolves, as today’s artists interpret, challenge, and ultimately create the world around them. The 11th edition of Prebles’ Artforms reflects this dynamic environment; it is one of the most exhaustive revisions in the book’s history. Three recent trends drive this edition: changing pedagogical needs, new scholarly research, and recent creativity by artists around the world.
Russian and Soviet Painting
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1977 | ISBN: 0870991620 | English | 172 pages | PDF | 28.7 MB
This third exhibition in the cultural exchange between the Museums of the Soviet Union and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented first in New York and later in San Francisco, encompasses the full range of painting in Russia from the fourteenth century to the present.
The Artist as Photographer
Henry Holt & Co | 1982 | ISBN: 0030624274 | English | 203 pages | PDF | 22.3 MB
The Artist As Photographer by Marina Vaizey. The author traces the interrelationship between art and photography and discusses the use of photographs in the work of many renowned artists including: Thomas Eakins, Edgar Degas, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and others.
Contemporary Western Artists
Bonanza Books| 1985 | ISBN: 0517459469 | English | 614 pages | PDF | 95.1 MB
In this book are over 1,000 artists listed. The left side page has brief bios with some artist quotes (there are from 2-3 artists per page), and the right side (facing page) has the art. Some of the art is really good and reproduced at a decent size. It's fun to flip through the pages and find entries for guys like Howard Terpning, David Wright and Tom Lovell way back when.
Painting the Century: 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000
National Portrait Gallery Publications | 2000 | ISBN: 1855143135 | English | 278 pages | PDF | 37.6 MB
From Boldini, Schiele, Grosz and Picasso to Hockney, Freud and the latest wave of new emerging artists, this book celebrates the turbulent history and extraordinary revolutions in styles and attitudes towards the portrait in European and American art throughout the 20th century. One hundred portraits, including cultural icons and some of the most important works of art from the last century, are here presented chronologically to form an overview of portraiture and the portrait from 1900 to 2000. The text places each work in its cultural and artistic context, and gives biographies for all the artists illustrated.
Art on Skin: Tattoos, Style, and the Human Canvas by Nancy Hajeski, Marcel Brousseau, Lisa Purcell, Jonathan Conklin, Troy Timpel
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1629142093 | 224 pages | EPUB | 87 MB
A celebration of all things tattoo, this visually appealing wealth of tattoo knowledge will have you running for the nearest tattoo artist. The twenty-first century has seen a boom in tattooing, with millions of American’s—23 percent of them—boasting ink on their body. This popular pastime is not something to be taken lightly, as there are dozens of aspects to consider when planning your ink. Art on Skin helps with that planning by detailing the different types of art, ink, and artists that pervade the industry.
David Rago, "Antique Trader Pottery and Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide"
2014 | ISBN: 1440239703 | 592 pages | PDF, EPUB | 203 MB
Whether your favorite piece comes from a mid-century modern ceramic line, lovely Victorian porcelain, or the many variations of fine art pottery, you'll find them beautifully displayed in the new edition of Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics. From the boldly creative works of George Ohr to the inherent practicality of Red Wing, this striking reference covers the fine to the finctional in all its glory - and value.
Nichole Rae, "Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process"
English | ISBN: 1440330077 | 2014 | EPUB | 128 pages | 70 MB
Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps.
Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry: A Guide to the Arts of the 17th Century By Christoph C. Ppers
2012 | 386 Pages | ISBN: 9004180141 | PDF | 336 MB
The Handbook of Iconometry (Tibetan title: Cha tshad kyi dpe ris Dpyod ldan yid gsos) constitutes a lavishly illustrated treatise laying down the iconometic principles and measurements at the heart of the 17th-century art of Tibet. The book was produced in ca. 1687 at the instigation of the famous scholar and statesman sde srid Sangs rgyas rgya mtsho (1653–1705). Today, the original is kept in the Tibet Autonomous Region Archives (Lhasa). The Handbook includes more than 150 meticulously prepared drawings of buddhas, bodhisattvas and divinities, 70 script types and 14 stupa models all extrapolated from the rich heritage of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist art. These are accompanied by an introduction charting the production of the Handbook in the 17th century and the scholarly profile of its principal author Sangs rgyas rgya mtsho. In the appendix, it reproduces passages from the Vaiurya g.Ya' sel that provide valuable additional information about the illustrations.
Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel by Jill K Berry, Linden McNeilly
English | 2014 | ISBN: 159253905X | 144 pages | PDF | 35,5 MB
Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what's not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.
Art Deco House Styles (Living History) by Trevor Yorke
2013 | ISBN: 1846742471 | English | 80 pages | EPUB | 15 MB
The Art Deco period of the 1920s swept away the dark sobriety of Victorian living, replacing it with houses that were light, colourful and exciting. Drawing inspiration from ancient Egyptian forms and modern architecture, Art Deco is arguably the most distinctive style of the 20th century and is characterised by streamlined white houses and geometric patterned interiors. The innovative and glamorous designs of the period are still highly sought after by house buyers and homeowners today and this is the perfect book for those who want to learn more about the artistic influences of these years. Using both his own illustrations and colour photographs, Trevor Yorke shows the distinctive features and details of genuine Art Deco homes with chapters on the furnishings and fittings which characterized Art Deco house interiors, including examples of furniture, wallpapers, fabrics, and distinctive details like door handles, hinges and light fittings.
Arts and Crafts House Styles by Trevor Yorke
2013 | ISBN: 1846742307 | English | 80 pages | EPUB | 7 MB
The Arts and Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction against the new industrial age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America where the term craftsman denoted a traditional style of architecture and interior design prevalent before the 1920s. In England, the Arts and Crafts influence upon house building was far-reaching between 1870 and 1914. This was not least because its cosmetic (rather than ethical) details were copied by commercial builders. The result was some superb buildings by key architects like Norman Shaw and Voysey, but also a wide range of others ranging from simple terraces to the finest detached houses of the period. Trevor Yorke has written a practical introduction to the Arts and Crafts house. He describes its structure and its style, with buildings designed to fit in with their setting rather than dominate it, and with emphasis upon use of local materials. Using both his own illustrations and colour photographs he shows the distinctive features and details of genuine Arts and Crafts homes. These range from wide arched porches, elongated mullioned windows, and sloping buttresses, to terracotta plaques, decorative ironwork and patterned bargeboards. There are also chapters on the use of interior spaces, and on the furnishings and fittings which characterised Arts and Crafts house interiors, including examples of furniture, wallpapers, fabrics, and distinctive details like door handles, hinges and light fittings. This is a perfect book for those who want to learn more about the simplicity and elegance of the Arts and Crafts style.
Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Work by Susie Hodge
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1623650909 | 224 pages | PDF | 21 MB
From the influential craftsmen of the high renaissance to the Dutch masters, and from the rococo and neoclassical movements of the 18th century to romanticism, modernism and contemporary art, the lives of the great artists are as varied and multifaceted as the works of creative genius they produced.
Jo Lynn Alcorn, "Amazing Animal Art Projects: 20 Easy Step-By-Step Paper Projects That Connect to Seasonal and Science Topics"
English | ISBN: 0439517869 | 2008 | 80 pages | PDF | 19 MB
Enhance science studies throughout the year with 20 eye-catching paper projects! These colorful 3-D critters connect to seasonal themes and help students learn important science content about animal behavior, features, and habitats. Students will love creating bat hats, alligator puppets, waddling penguins, and more! Includes writing connections to extend learning. For use with Grades 1–3.