The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition
The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition by Margaret Hubert
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1589237986 | 272 pages | EPUB,PDF | 80 MB, 44 MB

This is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of crochet. This book provides a reference for all methods, including Tunisian, intermeshing, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, and freeform crochet. Includes step-by-step instructions for all the basic stitches and swatches of 100s of stitch patterns with complete instruction

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The Art and Science of Makeup: Part 1:Special Occasion and Bridal Makeup
The Art and Science of Makeup: Part 1:Special Occasion and Bridal Makeup by Lippi lal
English | April 11, 2014 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B00JMZ7C9Q | 140 pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3 | 6 MB

This book is a great place to start learning about the exciting and glamorous world of Makeup. It is ideal for those who either wish to become professional Makeup artists and work commercially or even for those who just love makeup so much that they want to explore it in more detail.

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Viennese Secession
Victoria Charles, Klaus Carl, "Viennese Secession"
ISBN: 1844848450 | 2014 | EPUB | 200 pages | 10 MB

A symbol of modernity, the Viennese Secession was defined by the rebellion of twenty artists who were against the conservative Vienna Künstlerhaus' oppressive influence over the city, the epoch, and the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire. Influenced by Art Nouveau, this movement (created in 1897 by Gustav Klimt, Carl Moll, and Josef Hoffmann) was not an anonymous artistic revolution. Defining itself as a “total art”, without any political or commercial constraint, the Viennese Secession represented the ideological turmoil that affected craftsmen, architects, graphic artists, and designers from this period. Turning away from an established art and immersing themselves in organic, voluptuous, and decorative shapes, these artists opened themselves to an evocative, erotic aesthetic that blatantly offended the bourgeoisie of the time. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are addressed by the authors and highlight the diversity and richness of a movement whose motto proclaimed “for each time its art, for each art its liberty” – a declaration to the innovation and originality of this revolutionary art movement.

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Virgin Portraits
Klaus Carl, "Virgin Portraits"
eISBN: 1781609519, ASIN: B00IODLNGA | 2014 | EPUB | 256 pages | 20 MB

During the Renaissance, Italian painters would traditionally depict the wives of their patrons as Madonnas, often rendering them more beautiful than they actually were. Over centuries in religious paintings, the Madonna has been presented as the clement and protective mother of God. However, with the passing of time, Mary gradually lost some of her spiritual characteristics and became more mortal and accessible to human sentiments. Virgin Portraits illuminates this evolution and contains impressive works by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rubens, Fouquet, Dalí, and Kahlo.

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Your Artist\'s Brain: Use the right side of your brain to draw and paint what you see - not what you think you see
Carl Purcell, "Your Artist's Brain: Use the right side of your brain to draw and paint what you see - not what you think you see"
English | ISBN: 1440308446 | 2010 | 208 pages | EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 | 33 MB

Overcome the obstacles to your artistic expression

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Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist
Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist by Jonathan Fields, Meg Mateo Ilasco, Lisa Congdon
English | 2014 | ISBN: 145212826X | 184 pages | EPUB | 3,3 MB

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business.

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The Artist\'s Complete Guide to Drawing the Head
William Maughan, "The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head"
English | ISBN: 0823003590 | 2004 | EPUB | 160 pages | 45,7 MB

In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance.

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The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay
The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay by Thierry Smolderen
2014 | ISBN: 1617031496 | English | 168 pages | PDF | 28 MB

In The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, Thierry Smolderen presents a cultural landscape whose narrative differs in many ways from those presented by other historians of the comic strip. Rather than beginning his inquiry with the popularly accepted "sequential art" definition of the comic strip, Smolderen instead wishes to engage with the historical dimensions that inform that definition. His goal is to understand the processes that led to the twentieth-century comic strip, the highly recognizable species of picture stories that he sees crystallizing around 1900 in the United States.

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English Watercolors: An Introduction
English Watercolors: An Introduction by Graham Reynolds
English | 1988 | ISBN: 0941533433 | 160 pages | PDF, EPUB | 31 MB, 54 MB

English artists have made a unique contribution to the art of watercolor painting. In no other Western country has this very attractive medium been used so consistently, or for works of such stature, as in England between 1750 and the present day. In this general survey of the whole period, Graham Reynolds, formerly Keeper of Paintings and of Prints and Drawings at the Victoria & Albert Museum, discusses the paintings of over 100 artists including the well-known watercolorists such as Cozens, Girtin, Cotman and De Wint, as well as artists who are equally known for their work in other media - Gainsborough, Turner, Constable, Sargent, Henry Moore. The 140 illustrations, 64 in color, show the work of these and lesser-known artists and reveal the versatility of this medium, so the reader will be introduced to its use for illustrative caricature and portraiture as well as to the finest examples of traditional landscape watercolors.

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Tattooed: The Sociogenesis of a Body Art
Tattooed: The Sociogenesis of a Body Art by Michael M. Atkinson
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0802087779, 0802085687 | 376 pages | PDF | 16,3 MB

Tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young people. While tattooing is used as a symbol of personal identity and social communication, there has been little sociological study of the phenomenon.

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Art, Community and Environment: Educational Perspectives
Art, Community and Environment: Educational Perspectives (Intellect Books - Readings in Art and Design Education)
Intellect Ltd | April 15, 2010 | English | ISBN: 184150257X | 328 pages | PDF | 39 MB

Art, Community and Environment investigates wide-ranging issues raised by the interaction between art practice, community participation, and the environment, both natural and urban. This volume brings together a distinguished group of contributors from the United States, Australia, and Europe to examine topics such as urban art, community participation, local empowerment, and the problem of ownership. Featuring rich illustrations and informative case studies from around the world, Art, Community and Environment addresses the growing interest in this fascinating discipline.

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Sew Cute to Carry: 12 stylish bag patterns for handbags, purses and totes
Melanie McNeice, "Sew Cute to Carry: 12 stylish bag patterns for handbags, purses and totes"
English | ISBN: 1446304183 | 2014 | 128 pages | PDF | 16 MB

You can never have too many handbags and this collection from Australian designer Melly McNeice is the perfect inspiration to make a few more.

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Design As Art
Design As Art By Bruno Munari
  224 Pages | ISBN: 0141035811 | EPUB | 14 MB

How do we see the world around us? "The Penguin on Design" series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'. Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday. Lamps, road signs, typography, posters, children's books, advertising, cars and chairs - these are just some of the subjects to which he turns his illuminating gaze.

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Arts-Based Research, Autoethnography, and Music Education: Singing Through a Culture of Marginalization
Arts-Based Research, Autoethnography, and Music Education: Singing Through a Culture of Marginalization by Miroslav Pavle Manovski
2014 | ISBN: 9462095132, 9462095140 | English | 350 pages | PDF | 27 MB

Arts-Based Research, Autoethnography, and Music Education: Singing Through a Culture of Marginalization invites readers into miroslav pavle manovski's journey into quest of how he found his voice-literally and figuratively-by reflecting and storying from his fluid identity and roles as an artist, singer, learner, music teacher, researcher... while empowering others to find their own voice. This book is also an arts-based autoethnographic rendering of the author's experience being tormented, harassed, and called "gay" as a means to negatively target and marginalize him.

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Art Market Research: A Guide to Methods and Sources, 2nd edition
Tom McNulty, "Art Market Research: A Guide to Methods and Sources, 2nd edition"
English | ISBN: 0786466715 | 2014 | 277 pages | PDF | 3 MB

This book is intended as a reference guide for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.) where art is bought and sold. Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research.

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Forbidden Asia
Forbidden Asia (Mega Square) by Hans-Jurgen Dopp
2012 | ISBN: 1906981442 | English | 256 pages | PDF | 31 MB

Since The Turkish Bath (1863) by the French painter Ingres, the Far Eastern woman has to many been a symbol of pleasures out of reach or forbidden. Seafaring explorers, military adventurers and simple travellers from Europe over the centuries have all been enthralled by the exotic nature of the oriental woman, her foreignness accentuated by the gentle pallor of her skin. Thus arose the myth that she, of all women, was in possession of the knowledge of certain refi ned pleasures.

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101 Top Techniques for Artists: Step-by-step art projects from over a hundred international artists (PDF)
101 Top Techniques for Artists: Step-by-step art projects from over a hundred international artists by The Society for All Artists
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1446303802 | 128 pages | PDF | 28 MB

Created by the Society for All Artists (SAA), the world's largest and most influential art society, this practical and inspirational book features 101 essential techniques handpicked by the SAA from their most high-profile artists, bringing their knowledge and expertise in all mediums and subjects to artists of any age and ability. How do you paint realistic clouds?

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Patricia Graham, "Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture"
ISBN: 4805312505 | 2014 | 160 pages | PDF | 25 MB
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The Wildlife Artist\'s Handbook
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

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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.
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How to Rock Climb!, 5th Edition

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.

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d\'artiste Character Modeling - Digital Artists Master Class

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.

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How to Art Like a Semi-Talented Baby Gorilla
How to Art Like a Semi-Talented Baby Gorilla

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Masters: Gold: Major Works by Leading Artists

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.

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A World of Art (7th Edition)
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.

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