Mixed-Media Mosaics: Techniques and Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles, Beads & Other Embellishments by Laurie Mika
2007 | ISBN: 1581809832 | English | 128 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 7 MB + 7 MB
Imagine beautiful mosaic pieces with tiles that you easily create yourself!
Mixed-Media Mosaics offers a fresh, new approach to a traditional art form. By making your own tiles from polymer clay, you control the size, shape, color and even the texture, resulting in beautiful finished pieces that include tabletops, boxes, jewelry and shrines.
Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art by Julie Nutting
2011 | ISBN: 1440308314 | English | 128 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 5 MB + 5 MB
Play dress-up with your art!
Collage has never been so fashionable! In Collage Couture you'll learn how to sketch fashion figures, create stylish dresses from patterned paper and apply a variety of textured backgrounds to your collage pieces. With styles ranging from cute to elegant and sweet to sophisticated, these mixed-media projects will transport your art from the studio to the runway!
Time to Tangle with Colors: Coloring Ideas and Techniques inspired by Zentangle by Marie Browning
2011 | ISBN: 1574216732 | English | 52 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 9 MB + 10 MB
More than simply coloring regions of a tangle design, this book offers lessons which enable even the novice artist to use a brush pen to color 48 delightful Zentangle animals, plants and flowers.
Mixed Media Revolution: Creative Ideas for Reusing Your Art by Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy
2012 | ISBN: 1440318719 | English | 144 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 15 MB + 15 MB
Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent!
With Mixed Media Revolution, you'll learn how to leverage your art and take your paintings and transfers to the next level!
True Love by Jennifer Lopez
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0451468686 | 288 pages | EPUB | 20 MB
In Jennifer Lopez’s first ever book, True Love, she explores one of her life’s most defining periods—the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she’s ever been. Guided by both intimate and electrifying photographs, True Love an honest and revealing personal diary with hard-won lessons and heartfelt recollections and an empowering story of self-reflection, rediscovery, and resilience.
Hands-On Programming with R: Write Your Own Functions and Simulations by Garrett Grolemund
2014 | ISBN: 1449359019 | English | 248 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Learn how to program by diving into the R language, and then use your newfound skills to solve practical data science problems. With this book, you’ll learn how to load data, assemble and disassemble data objects, navigate R’s environment system, write your own functions, and use all of R’s programming tools.
Crazy Quilting - The Complete Guide by J Marsha Michler
2008 | ISBN: 0896895203, 1440238863 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 27 MB
Your One-Stop Source for Crazy Quilting Know-How
From Victorian quilts to contemporary works of art, crazy quilting has evolved into a beautiful mixture of piecing, embroidery, and fabric techniques.
The Newspapers Handbook (Media Practice) by Richard Keeble, Ian Reeves
2014 | ISBN: 041566652X, 0415666511 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 2 MB
This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative issues following the hacking scandal to display a comprehensive anatomy of the modern newsroom.
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.
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.
Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice by Jeffrey Zax
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0804772622 | 672 pages | PDF | 11 MB
Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice attempts to distill econometrics into a form that preserves its essence, but that is acceptable—and even appealing—to the student's intellectual palate. This book insists on rigor when it is essential, but it emphasizes intuition and seizes upon entertainment wherever possible.
Heather Greene, "Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life"
ISBN: 0670016802 | 2014 | EPUB | 272 pages | 15 MB
In the populist tradition of Andrea Immer, New York City’s first female whiskey sommelier translates today’s hottest spirit for a new generation of imbibers
Mitchell Rosenthal, "Cooking My Way Back Home: Recipes from San Francisco's Town Hall, Anchor & Hope, and Salt House"
ISBN: 158008592X | 2011 | EPUB | 272 pages | 30 MB
In Cooking My Way Back Home, Mitchell Rosenthal delivers the same warmth, personality, and infectious enthusiasm for sharing food as can be found at his wildly popular San Francisco restaurants, Town Hall, Anchor and Hope, and Salt House. With his trademark exuberance and good humor, Mitchell blends Southern-inspired comfort food with urban sophistication and innovation, for exciting results. Reflecting on the classics (Shrimp Étouffée), updating regional specialties (Poutine), elevating family favorites (Chopped Liver), and reveling in no-holds-barred, all-out indulgences (Butterscotch Chocolate Pot de Crème) are what’s on order in this collection of 100 imaginative and irresistible recipes. Like a good friend offering up a platter of freshly fried Oysters Rémoulade, these robust, full-flavored recipes are impossible to refuse.
Matthew Schaefer, "The Homebrewer's Handbook: An Illustrated Beginner's Guide"
ISBN: 1629146730 | 2014 | EPUB | 272 pages | 29 MB
If you’ve ever complained about a watered-down tasting glass of lager, wondered just what is causing that certain flavor in your favorite porter, or lamented the price of your favorite craft beer, then it might be time to try perfecting your own brew at home. Whether you’re an established beer snob or just want to try your hand at homebrewing, The Homebrewer’s Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this increasingly popular hobby. Teaching you all about beer and the few very simple components required to make it—malted barley, hops, yeast, and water—this comprehensive guide includes
Roger S. Kirby, Culley C. Carson, "Men's Health, Third Edition"
2009 | ISBN-10: 041544733X | 566 pages | PDF | 13 MB
This Third Edition of Men’s Health provides a comprehensive and authoritative reference source to urologists, andrologists, family practitioners, and all professionals dealing with the male patient who diagnose and treat males with a variety of health problems, such as prostate cancer, male osteoporosis, and testicular cancer. The new edition been completely reorganized into disease- and problem-based sections, to highlight important topics such as cancer and premature cardiovascular disease. There is also new material on some of the less frequently explored areas of men's health, such as Tourette's Syndrome, depression, and cosmetic surgery.
Jason Livingston, "Designing With Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design"
ISBN: 1118740475 | 2014 | PDF | 336 pages | 74 MB
A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design
Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent use of lighting to define and enhance a space. The book explores all aspects of the process, including aesthetics, technology, and practicalities, in a clear, concise manner designed to provide the reader with a full working knowledge of lighting design. Color illustrations throughout demonstrate the real-world effects of the concepts presented, and the companion website offers video animations and exercises to better illuminate the art and science of lighting. The book addresses the considerations that should be a part of any designer's process, and provides thorough guidance on meeting the various demands with smarter design.
Shibaguyz Designz: Urban Edge by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
2012 | ISBN: 1609006615 | English | 96 pages | PDF | 21 MB
Inspired by the lifestyle of the urban dweller, this crochet fashion collection from Shibaguyz Designs is modern, trendy, and exciting. Award-winning designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby presents 16 garments and accessories that are as fun to crochet as they are to wear. Showcasing a variety of yarn weights, the designs include the Seattle Swank Coat, Jade Jacket, Red Carpet Dress, Color Blocks Dress, Wrap Skirt, Barbarian Vest, Cross Over Vest, Downtown Boyfriend Sweater, Sleeveless Hoodie, Aran-Style Cabled Tunic, Butterfly Top (a modern twist on the poncho), boot toppers, and more. The creations fit and flatter a wide range of body types, and most patterns are written for a complete range of sizes from Extra Small to 5X. Novices and more experienced crocheters all will find selections for their skill level.
Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity by Philip A. Hastings, H. J. Walker Jr., Grantly R. Galland
2015 | ISBN: 0520283538, 0520278720 | English | 336 pages | PDF | 23 MB
There are more than 33,000 species of living fishes, accounting for more than half of the extant vertebrate diversity on Earth. This unique and comprehensive reference showcases the basic anatomy and diversity of all 82 orders of fishes and more than 150 of the most commonly encountered families, focusing on their distinctive features.
It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World by Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin, Laura Tach, Jennifer Sykes
2015 | ISBN: 0520275349, 0520275357 | English | 304 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time—a combination of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. For many working parents this one check is like hitting the lottery, offering several months’ wages as well as the hope of investing in a better future. Drawing on interviews with 115 families, the authors look at how parents plan to use this annual cash windfall to build up savings, go back to school, and send their kids to college. However, these dreams of upward mobility are often dashed by the difficulty of trying to get by on meager wages. In accessible and engaging prose, It’s Not Like I’m Poor examines the costs and benefits of the new work-based safety net, suggesting ways to augment its strengths so that more of the working poor can realize the promise of a middle-class life.
Getting Started with Sensors: Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi by Kimmo Karvinen, Tero Karvinen
2014 | ISBN: 1449367089 | English | 140 pages | PDF | 7 MB
To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects.
Iain Campbell, "Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide"
English | ISBN: 0691157278 | 2014 | 392 pages | PDF | 65 MB
Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a field guide. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe key identification features such as size, plumage, distribution, behavior, and voice. This one-of-a-kind guide also provides extensive habitat descriptions with a large number of accompanying photos. The text relies on the very latest IOC taxonomy and the distribution maps incorporate the most current mapping data, making this the most up-to-date guide to Australian birds.
Roger Bridgman, "1,000 Inventions and Discoveries"
English | ISBN: 146542038X | 2014 | 256 pages | PDF | 35 MB
From making fire to building the gadgets of the 21st century, uncover the stories behind the remarkable ideas and devices that have shaped our world in 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries.
Charles Bouleau, "The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art"
ISBN: 0486780406, 1626549273 | 2014 | EPUB | 270 pages | 42 MB
This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau explores a tremendous variety of ancient and modern works: the Parthenon friezes, Italian mosaics, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Gothic stonemasons' marks of France and Germany as well as paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, and Pollock. His insightful expositions cast new light on such well-known works as Raphael's "The School of Athens," Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," Rubens' "Descent from the Cross," and Renoir's "Le Moulin de la Galette."
Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0812994094 | 576 pages | EPUB | 40 MB
A self-trained cook turned James Beard Award–winning chef, Gabrielle Hamilton opened Prune on New York’s Lower East Side fifteen years ago to great acclaim and lines down the block, both of which continue today. A deeply personal and gracious restaurant, in both menu and philosophy, Prune uses the elements of home cooking and elevates them in unexpected ways. The result is delicious food that satisfies on many levels.