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181. Collage : A New Approach
by Jonathan Talbot
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Asin: 0970168128
Catlog: Book (2001-03)
Publisher: Jonathan Talbot
Sales Rank: 46210
Average Customer Review: 4.55 out of 5 stars
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This book describes a new technique, developed by the author, which makes it possible to adhere collage elements without liquid adhesives. This technique eliminates wrinkling and drying time from collage-making, offering new opportunities for creative spontaniety.Also included is information on "paperless" transfer of printed and photocopied images, alternatives to adhesives, archival concerns, framing and presentation of finished works, and more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A New Approach is A Fresh Approach
Painter, printer and collage artist Jonathan Talbot's book, Collage A New Approach, is a fresh approach to introducing anyone to the art of collage.
Living up to his quote in the book, 'Technique is but a small part of collage making', the author takes his readers hand and then fills it with inspiration, information, the love and joy of creating works of art and the courage to share that work with others.
After reading Talbots book, I read it again. Then I began following his easy step by step instructions on a variety of techniques and was thrilled with the results.
If one, (like myself) is an artist or considering taking up art for the first time, Talbots book is must tool for all. The author gives answers to questions a reader may not even have thought to ask.
Talbot has removed the word, 'fear' from creating and displaying ones work by giving the reader his years of experience and insight into the art world.
The author has included an introduction to the history of collage and collage artists, a list of materials, books by other collage artists and websites to artists creating collages today.
Talbot doesn't just give a list of tools, he actually took the time to explain what they do and how to use them correctly.
If success is measured by the quality and generosity of knowledge an artist shares with others, then Jonathan Talbots book, Collage A New Approach will certainly prove successful and an asset to those who read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Little Book for Collage Artists
The subtitle of this attractive, concise little book is "Collage Without Liquid Adhesives." The techniques explained in the book were a real eye-opener for me (I'm a collage artist myself). Most traditional collages are made using liquid adhesives, which means you have to be really careful when you position each item in your collage. Once you've glued each element down, you're "stuck" with that arrangement. However, Talbot has devised new techniques that are extremely liberating and foster your creativity. Photos and diagrams throughout make every step crystal-clear. A number of exciting new techniques are explained (including a great image transfer method), and there are excellent sections discussing various adhesives, varnishes, and other supplies. Mounting collages and archival concerns are also covered. One of my favorite parts of the book is the Appendix, which gives contact information for sources for all the materials and supplies you need to make collages, as well as a great list of books about collage and collage artists. The Appendix alone is well worth the price. I recommend this book to every artist I meet, whether beginner or professional.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative and well-written
This book has more solid information than most of the collage books out there. I appreciate the detailed references to products and the step-by-step instructions. Most collage books fill space with projects that are often not things I would ever make, although the techniques used are of interest. I prefer this book for I don't have to read through projects to glean ideas (although that has its place too).

The image transfer is SO easy! I bought the paper he recommends but use a clothes iron and the backing paper that contact paper/stickers come on instead of the tacking iron and release paper. I love the freedom to choose my own images to transfer and being able to use them without destroying the originals.

I highly recommend this book-- just remember that you can do this process with a home iron, sticker backing paper, magazines and any brand of gloss gel medium. You don't have to go out and buy everything he recommends and you can get all of your images from magazines although I highly recommend the special paper for greater image choice.

2-0 out of 5 stars not what I expected at all
I was hoping for samples of his work and ideas on how he creates his artwork. Instead it was a dry lecture on his philosophy of collage and how he approaches his artwork. Helpful perhaps to advanced collage artists who already have technique and style and are looking for a new slant, but totally useless to me!

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific Technique
Jonathan Talbot's book is small but it is packed with "user" friendly information on the creation of collage. His work is excellent and his instructions easy to understand. Reading the book inspired me to take his workshop. I'll carry what I learned from both into my own collage tapestry, weaving my imagination around his techniques. ... Read more


182. Anatomy for Fantasy Artists : An Illustrator's Guide to Creating Action Figures and Fantastical Forms
by Glenn Fabry
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Asin: 0764129503
Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
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Here in a single volume is a practical, comprehensive training course for budding illustrators working to master comic book art, graphic novels, fantasy posters, sci-fi book covers and illustrations, and computer games. The author, a highly successful fantasy artist, teaches the basics of human anatomical drawing and musculature, as well as perspective and composition. He then instructs on ways to distort, develop, and transform the human figure, giving it features that range from monstrous or magical to super-agile or larger than life. Detailed artist’s references and step-by-step instructions show how to build bodies that truly stretch the imagination—mighty alien warriors, kick-boxing cyber-punks, and mega-muscled superheroes, to name just a few. Art students also learn how to show their characters in many different dynamic action poses, such as flying, spinning, punching, and jumping, as well as how to express each character’s emotions through facial expressions. More than 300 color illustrations. ... Read more


183. The Complete Typographer: A Manual for Designing with Type
by Christopher Perfect
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Asin: 0130456675
Catlog: Book (1992-10-29)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 370721
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Provides a definitive visualsurvey of type to help the typographer use type tobest effect.It features:profiles of influential designers; the qualitiesthat make a type design effective; characteristics, applications, and creative uses of each of theseven major typeface groups; special typographiceffects; and advantages and disadvantages of desktop publishing typography.A hands-ondesign guide for typographers, graphic artists,desk top publishers, and advertising productionpeople who want to sharpen their attention todetail and develop a sensitive typographical eye. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worths to read again and again
To those who wants to know more about typography, this book teaches you enough required knowledge so you can study more advanced subjects. It offers a brief but useful introduction on the history of typography. I'll recommend this book to anyone who is interested in typography.

4-0 out of 5 stars Time for an update.
I have reviewed and ordered this book as a text for my Typography students. It is very encompassing and thorough, providing many examples of typefaces and type usage. I probably would have given this review 5 stars if this was not the same publication that appeared in 1992. This book is worth keeping refreshed. The authors have gone to great lengths to provide excellent "contemporary" examples, so after 8 years it is time to address the issue of contemporary. Still, it is the best I could find out of many, and have adopted it for my course. ... Read more


184. The Design Encyclopedia
by Mel Byars, Terence Riley
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Asin: 087070012X
Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
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The Museum of Modern Art Design Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive design reference guide to date. Compiled over the last 15 years by Mel Byars, in consultation with an international team of design experts, The Encyclopedia sets out to provide the factual framework of a discipline whose own historical accounting of itself is still relatively young. (By way of contrast, art history has existed as a scholarly discipline for over two centuries, and has produced a fairly comprehensive record of itself in that time period.) Only once before has a similarly comprehensive overview of the history of design been attempted--in 1994, also by Mel Byars.The Encyclopedia is about design, of course, but these days "design" seems to encompass almost everything, from magazine layouts and sweatshirts to animatronic flower gardens and heart pumps, not to mention the more abstract "information design." Here, however, design is considered only in its concrete application to functional objects, thus crossing with craft, decorative arts, and industrial design, but distinguishing itself from fine art and theory. The result is 832 pages covering the last 130 years in the history of the design of furniture, lighting, fabrics, ceramics, glassware, metalware, objects in a range of other materials, and mechanical, electrical, and electronic appliances, as well as automobiles and some inventions. There are separate entries for designers and craftspeople, design studios, consortiums and partnerships, noteworthy manufacturers, significant historical periods and styles, and materials. Entries, 3,600 in all, are self-contained and organized alphabetically, and include cross-references. Information is an amalgamation of data gathered from a vast number of primary and secondary sources. With over 700 full-color illustrations, most of which are drawn from the MoMA collection, the remainder from Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen in Munich and Hamburg or directly from designers or manufacturers, this publication is an invaluable, definitive compendium of the world of design over the last century and a half. ... Read more


185. Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works, Second Edition
by Erik Spiekermann, E.M Ginger
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Asin: 0201703394
Catlog: Book (2002-07-15)
Publisher: Adobe Press
Sales Rank: 28926
Average Customer Review: 3.65 out of 5 stars
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Stop Stealing Sheep, Second Edition is a unique, entertaining, and educational tour through the most basic unit of written communication: type. World-renowned type experts Erik Spiekermann and E.M. Ginger explain in everyday laymen's terms what type is and how you can use it to enhance the legibility, meaning, and aesthetic level of your work. They elegantly touch on all aspects of typography, including the history and mechanics of type, how to train your eye to recognize and choose typefaces, and how to use space and layout to improve overall communication. Because type reaches across all boundaries and continually evolves, this edition is revised and updated to include new chapters on Web typography and other forms of online text display. You need no previous knowledge of typography to enjoy this book and apply its tenets to your daily work. A perennial bestseller since the first edition was published in 1993, Stop Stealing Sheep will draw you in with its beautiful design and layout, which makes liberal use of more than 200 illustrations and photographs. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An inspiring definition on the art of today's typography.
If you like the art of the printed page and wondered about typography, this is a good book to lay your hands on. With information presented in a well laid out, sophisticated package, Erik Spiekermann and E.M. Ginger justifies the need for knowing typography by showing you what type and layout can do for information in the 90's. For the educated designer the content inside offers nothing new. However, for a budding design artist who has wondered what "good" typography really means, "Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works" is an inspiring definition.

3-0 out of 5 stars WAY too basic
Spiekermann and Ginger have, essentially, nothing to say. Unfortunately, they spend over 150 pages saying it. The worst of it is that there are all kinds of color photos, headings, etc., so the book is printed on heavy, glossy paper. This is bad because (a) glossy paper is hard to read text on (as ANY designer should know) and (b) both heavy/glossy paper and color inks are expensive. Thus, you must pay $20 for a book that could very easily be condensed into a $1.50 pamphlet. The book is often touted as an introduction into type because it is basic and easy to access. The problem is that it is TOO basic. If you know what a serif is, this book is too basic for you. If you know that it is possible to adjust the spacing between letters, words, or lines of type, then this book is WAY too basic for you--even if you aren't familiar with terms like letterspacing and leading. Get a book that will be a real introduction--if you're going to learn about type, learn enough that it will make a difference. Pick up something by Robin Williams, or if you really want to learn then get "The Thames and Hudson Manual" or Bringhurst's "Elements". Whatever you do, pass this book up. You could learn more, cheaper, from a high-school yearbook instructor.

3-0 out of 5 stars Covers lots of basics in an accessible manner
I'm a typography novice. Before reading this book, I thought the font Gaudi was named after the architect of La Sagrada Familia.

The book is written in a down-to-earth tone of voice that held my interest. It gives a good introduction to the use of grids in layout and why they are so important. Basics such as x-height, linespacing, letterspacing and ligatures are covered. Some intriguing typographical history is worked in to give explanation to the current state of type. Most pages give samples of popular fonts.

You'll probably have to do a lot more reading and practicing before becoming a typographic expert, but this little book covers a lot of relevant information for the novice in an accessible manner. Several times, the author makes mention of today's cheap paperback novels that are produced without any thought to good design. This book isn't one of those. Each page has been painstakingly well designed, and the price tag shows it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A guide, not a manual . . .
I remember reading the first edition of this excellent book more than a decade ago, when I was just getting into desktop publishing, and learning a great deal from it on the theory (i.e., art) and proper use of typography. I've followed the author's advice (most of it, anyway) ever since and I was pleased to find that a revised edition had been issued. Spiekermann is a type designer as well as a philosopher of art and design, and he's an excellent teacher as well. He nicely combines witty discursions on the place of type in Western culture and why it's indirectly important to pay some attention to it, with eminently practical commentary on why certain fonts work best in certain applications, based on what their designers had in mind. Each two-page spread combines a photo on the left, as an object lesson for the point he wants to make, with two sections of text on the right -- the main discussion plus a more in-depth sidebar. In fact, the book's total layout is itself a nice example of what the author is attempting to teach the reader. This is one you'll want to go back and browse through at regular intervals.

3-0 out of 5 stars Raises good questions ...
This book is a fair introduction to the questions that typography addresses. It shows a number of ways that typography affects the sense and understandability of text. It shows how type can solve technical problems in display media, including mosaic, LCD display, or neon. It even gives a little typographic history, including the people and technologies that formed modern use of text. As an aside, the book also catalogs brief samples of a wide variety of type faces.

The book itself is a sample of typography, and the appearance of every page is intended as an example. I'm not sure that the examples are all good ones, though. The layout is dense to the point of crowding. The book's layout follows a regular rhythm, examples on the left of each spread and text on the right. That rhythm could have been relied on to carry more of the book's information. For example, text pages reserve the right margin for additional notes. Those rubrics are distinuguished from the body text by placement, type face, letter size, color, and the density of the text's "gray." I find that a bit heavy-handed; two or three distinguishing features would have sufficed. The book's ongoing catalog of type faces could also have been more effective. The samples were too small to display real nuances of difference, and could have helped more in showing good and bad combinations of letter forms.

I think this book's value is in training the eye to problems that type can solve (or create). Recognizing the problem is the first step in solving it. Unfortunately, the reader must look elsewhere for the second and later steps. This raises the questions but provides very few answers. ... Read more


186. Visionaire #38: Love
by Not Applicable (Na )
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Asin: 1888645377
Catlog: Book (2002-07-15)
Publisher: Visionaire Publishing
Sales Rank: 449540
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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What is love? What does it look like? Visionaire, the highly respected--and highly-sought after--fashion and art publication, featuring the work of some of the world's most prominent artists and image makers, offers Visionaire 38 Love in collaboration with Tiffany & Co. For this issue Visionaire returns to its roots with a hand-crafted volume depicting romantic love, love for life, love for all things beautiful, love for work, love for family, love for friends, what we do for love, and what we do with love. Images and tokens of love, including a special inclusion designed by Elsa Peretti, will be inserted into authentic vintage hard-cover novels, making each copy of this 4,000-run limited edition a unique work.

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me? --Cinderella
Love is the only gold. --Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Who, being loved, is poor? --Oscar Wilde
I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved. --George Elliot
If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have. --Sir James M. Barrie
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. --Leo Tolstoy
LOVE: The irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired. --Mark Twain
What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. --Pearl Bailey
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell. --Joan Crawford
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love. --Albert Einstein

Casebound in Tiffany blue box with white satin ribbon. Specially designed sterling silver pendant/bookmark by Elsa Peretti. Variable dimensions for each vintage hardcover novel. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars What is LOVE?
Well, love is many things to many different people and in this issue Visionaire asks "what is LOVE" to the various contributors.

The concept itself is fairly original which I like. Every issue is a real vintage book (obscure romance novels, all having something to do with love) with the work tipped in various pages throughout. Mine seems to be a novel from the 70's about a love triangle set in some college town. The book itself comes in a felt bag with a pendant/bookmark designed by Elsa Peretti that should be worth the price alone. Then the whole thing is in a Tiffany blue box.

I would have given this issue 5 stars, but there are some production problems that I find too troubling to justify the cost. For one thing, I find that a lot of the pictures are falling out of my issue, the glue that was used (or maybe it's a chemical reaction to the old pages that they didn't foresee) to stick the pictures into the book isn't holding. I'm just ending up with the loose pictures with yellow marks (the glue) loose in the book instead of them being stuck onto the pages of the book.

Another problem has to do with the box the book comes in. It's falling apart, again, perhaps due to the glue that was used. It's hard to describe without a picture of the inside, but there's another box half glued to the inside to create a clamshell effect, but it's gotten loose to reveal that the glue holding it together is no better than that rubber cement type of adhesive that holds samples in magazines. Once it came off, you can't stick it back on.

All in all, buy this issue if you are an avid collector, but be wary of the possiblility of something this expensive falling apart on you... which may not be a bad thing if you want to read the novel underneath the art. Perhaps they meant for it to fall apart, is it a comment on how love can be fleeting? Who knows! ; )

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally a new issue!
They've kept us waiting for a very long time but now they're back with a new issue! Number 38: Love is the book of the season! Every fan of Visionaire should really buy this issue. Don't be suprised if this issue sells out very quickly. The book comes in a great blue Tiffany box and is really suprising! When you open the box there's a tiffany blue sleeperbag with inside a very old book. Around the outside is a silk string with a silver heart attached to it. This very exclusive heart is designed by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. and can be worn as a necklace. When you open the book music starts playing. And then the journey begins. The journey to find out what Love really is........ ... Read more


187. Atlas of Foreshortening, 2nd Edition
by JohnCody, RonTribell
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Asin: 0471396966
Catlog: Book (2002-02)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 64796
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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A unique visual encyclopedia for artists and illustrators

The representation of the human body in deep perspective (foreshortened) is one of the most challenging tasks for any artist or illustrator. This outstanding photographic reference–the only one of its kind–captures the male and female nude in eighty-four different groups of foreshortened poses. The new edition features over 650 new, high-quality photographs that include both detail shots and full-body photographs. Medical and surgical positions are also featured, making the Atlas an invaluable resource for those working in the medical field as well as in fine art, graphic design, or animation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful
There are lots of visual reference books out there. It would be easy to populate a bookshelf with them. After a while, though, they start to look the same.

Not this one. Heavily foreshortened poses are the hardest (for me at least), so this book devotes itself to genuinely distinctive views. It may sound like distorion to describe an arm or leg as being a third length of the other. In fact, it is distorion if they are the same length, when viewed from some angles.

This book gives an uncommon perspective - it has earned its place on my shelves.

[review of first edition]

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Reference Book
I have been using Mark Edward Smith's two excellent photographic references as a source for practicing figure drawing over the last year or so. I was a bit hesitant to buy this book - afraid that it might just be duplicating what I already have - but once it arrived in the mail I was really glad that I did. The quality of the photography is *fantastic* and it's printed on a glossy stock which preserves the halftones and detail which unfortunately sometimes get 'washed out' in Smith's books.

The range of poses is great too - from some very classical poses to some really "out-there" angles and poses which border on contortionism. Some of the most beautiful poses in this book are ones which a live model couldn't hold for more than 2-5 minutes, so having it captured on paper is a real bonus. All in all, I wuold say that the combination of poses and camera angles provides a fantastic reference work for studying the muscles of the body in various states of tension and compression.
I think I'm going to be spending lot of time drawing from this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bad for Illustrators looking for reference!!
This book like It's title clearly indicates is not an illustration reference book.It's extremely useful to students and practitioners of the fine art of figure drawing ,it provides poses which are very diffrent from what we are used to seeing in normal life thus forcing us to see how many familiar shapes change when viewed at an unfamiliar angle,for a figure artist struggling with foreshortening a book like this one and Burne Hogarths Dynamic Figure Drawing used in tandem could work wonders.This is the only book of its kind and is in one word "BRILLIANT" .

1-0 out of 5 stars interesting poses, bad position and poor quality photographs
The poses in this book are indeed very dynamic and interesting but the one MAJOR draw-back is that they are all with the models laying down on the ground. Definitely not a very practical figure reference book for an illustrator like myself. I mean lets be honest, how many times are you going to be drawing a figure contorted on the ground verses standing and engaged in some sort of action. It may, however, be possible too adapt some of the poses for a standing position and yet gravity affects the body completely differently when it is horizontal instead of vertical. The photographs themselves are very poor in terms of quality in that they are: muddy, bad resolution, slighty out of focus, badly lit etc. etc. etc. Basically this was a very disappointing purchase. The "Fairburn System" series is far better than this book for photographic figure reference material; however, very hard to find.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
If you are an artist looking for dynamic poses this is the book for you. It is a great guide to help you get some very interesting perspectives of humans. I highly recommend it. ... Read more


188. Romanesque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
by Rolf Toman, Achim Bednorz
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Asin: 3895084476
Catlog: Book (1997-08-01)
Publisher: Konemann
Sales Rank: 444999
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Romanesque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
Excellent, a trully work of art. This book digs down into the core of the post-classic period of the plastic arts. A delightful and resourceful acquisition of any scholar artist or architect with interest in the origins of building forms, natural lighting, and a three-dimensional space.

5-0 out of 5 stars great for the coffee table
As the holidays approach and you find yourself entertaining more at home, it's time to start thinking about a new book to add to your coffee table, or to toss under the tree of a fellow Italiaphile. "Romanesque" is not only a substantial book with beautiful pictures it's also a complete resource for understanding the building style most representative of the Middle Ages. As Romanesque architecture, art and sculpture is not restricted to Italy, this book also extends to show examples of this style from Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Great Britan, and even Scandinavia!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for fans of Romanesque architecture!
Although I am no great architectural authority, I love the Romanesque and have had the pleasure of visiting many churches while travelling in rural France. Like a 12th century pilgrim, I even made the journey to Compostela in Spain. This book, however, made me feel like I only scratched the surface -- what amazing (and uncelebrated) Romanesque buildings there are ALL OVER Europe! I am newly amazed at how diverse the Romanesque style can be. The author and photographer undertook a daunting project, documenting hundreds of structures (practically every building of note, it seems). The quality of this book is staggering -- you would think it should sell for a lot. But as detailed as some of the academic articles can be, the book is never dull or pedantic -- partly because the photography is so terrific and compelling. This book is magical. A GREAT bargain, a great gift, and highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have Architecture book at a great price.
This is a large "coffee table" size book that covers the Romansque Period to an exhaustable amount. It covers architecture, scuplture, and paintings for the professional and the layperson. This book is a bargain at $39.98. Most books of this size and contents cost over $100.00. This book will make a wonderful gift or an great addition to any library. ... Read more


189. Windows: The Art of Retail Display
by Mary Portas
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Asin: 0500019444
Catlog: Book (1999-11-01)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Sales Rank: 345943
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Selling products of all kinds in the world's most successful, most elegant stores has become increasingly creative, subtle, and sophisticated. And if the eyes are windows to the soul, then a shop's windows reveal the soul of the store. They communicate the store's essence in an unblinking front that remains on view long after the close of the business day. Window displays are the retailer's most economical form of advertising: they bring glamour, fun, theater, and art to the streets, while visibly expressing the store's image and aspiration. Long noted for the verve and originality of her contributions to visual merchandising, Mary Portas brings her personal insights to this selection of the world's best window displays, from Barneys in New York, Marshall Fields in Chicago, and Tiffany in San Francisco to Printemps and Cline in Paris, Harvey Nichols in London, Valentino in Milan, and Wako in Japan. Her examples also include little-known shops with special display qualities all their own. A complete and inspirational guide to the subject, the book examines how to use space and props, the effective use of lighting, the essence of styling, the use of color, the key role of mannequins, the special characteristics of seasonal windows, and how to achieve miracles on tight budgets. As the products available to consumers everywhere become increasingly similar, only retailers with the clearest image and the greatest skills in attracting attention will succeed. For anyone professionally concerned with retailing, design, and visual communication, this book will be an essential resource. ... Read more


190. The Art of 3-D Computer Animation and Effects, Third Edition
by Isaac Victor Kerlow
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Asin: 0471430366
Catlog: Book (2003-07-25)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 24873
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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An insightful, up-to-date look at creating in the digital environment
In a practical, easy-to-understand format, The Art of 3-D Computer Animation and Effects covers every aspect of creating and outputting fully rendered three-dimensional computer still images or animations, including visual effects for live action. Along with helpful insights into the newest techniques available in the latest software programs and hardware, this new edition provides solid conceptual and critical basics through a combination of technical explanations and creative techniques. Creative vision can be brought to life on the screen through an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach supported by full-color sample work by such leading companies as Pixar Animation Studios, Square, DreamWorks SKG, Fox, Disney, and many independent artists and studios.
Isaac Victor Kerlow (Los Angeles, CA) is Director of Digital Production at the Walt Disney Company and a longtime active member of SIGGRAPH and the Visual Effects Society.
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5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent CG Bible ...
I think that this book gives an excellent and in depth review of the CG Animation World. Yes, two chapters are about the history of CG: they will tell you where you come from and make you understand better where you are now.
I don't know who this hwilliamsx comes from, and what he is doing in VA, I'm an Animation Supervisor working at Imageworks for the past seven years and I am a Faculty Member at Calarts for three, my personal opinion is that this book is a must have.
Third Edition speak by itself. Good work Isaac.

5-0 out of 5 stars excelent CG Bible.
I think that this book gives an excellent and in depth review of the CG Animation World. Yes, two chapters are about the history of CG: they will tell you where you come from and make you understand better where you are now.
I don't know who this hwilliamsx comes from, and what he is doing in VA, I'm an Animation Supervisor working at Imageworks for the past seven years and I am a Faculty Member at Calarts for three, my personal opinion is that this book is a must have.
Third Edition speak by itself. Good work Isaac.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a textbook, to be sure ...
This is an excellent book if you want a very thorough explanatory treatment of the subject of 3D computer graphics and animation ... very in-depth, very appropriate for use as a college textbook ... so that by the time you are finished with it (many months from now) you'll really understand how things "fit." Take your time and read slowly and carefully. The book's editorial design is conducive to that.

I find that "getting the big picture" in any technical subject is the most difficult task. Existing practitioners usually know it so well they can't explain it. This author can. As you can see on his bio (www.about3d.com), he's got the credits. I selected the book primarily for this purpose, and certainly got what I was expecting.

The book assembly style gets a little TEDIOUS with loads of BOLD-FACE type on many pages (every KEY PHRASE is BOLD, which kinda gets in the way) but that's an editorial quibble.

I hope that the next edition will include Ambient Occlusion, and also a greater mention of the existence of (free!) open-source products like Blender, (www.blender3d.org) which do implement even the advanced concepts discussed in the book and are quite readily available to the general public.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Just in Now!! I Receive my book order of amazon and is great. Full of tips, sketches, a lot of images from art movies in good print. Easy to read and enjoy to see. A Valuable acquisition for CG Making.Thanks for amazon to delivery. And specially gratefull for Isaac Viktor Kerlow , your quality work had surprised me. I lament the pages disposed in site not show the colorfull of the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference for 3D artists and animators...
I've read a number of books about 3d aniamtion and design and this is the best one I have found so far. Goes over all the terminology and technology from the beginnings for 3d to present day. A great reference book for anyone in the field. Make sure you buy the recent edition though. ... Read more


191. Microsoft Publisher 2000 for Dummies
by JimMcCarter
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Catlog: Book (1999-05-07)
Publisher: For Dummies
Sales Rank: 100705
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Create Newsletters, Brochures, Web Pages, and More!

Creating high-quality publications right on your own PC is easier than you think-with a little help from Microsoft Publisher 2000 For Dummies. Straightforward explanations, illustrations, and tips guide you through the ins and outs of desktop publishing. You'll discover how scanned images, clip-art graphics, and distinctive typefaces can make your print documents and Web pages come alive in no time-without spending a lot of money.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to:

  • Choose the perfect fonts and design elements for any project
  • Design custom layouts for newsletters, brochures, stationary, and much more
  • Drop in images from Publisher's clip-art gallery-or use your own pictures
  • Turn any document into a Web page in a few simple steps
  • Use hyperlinks, textures, and colors to build better Web sites
  • Create and maintain a consistent image for your small business
  • Unleash the time-saving capabilities of Publisher's powerful PageWizards
  • Get money-saving tips on service bureaus, paper options, and printing
  • Integrate Publisher with other Microsoft Office 2000 applications for even greater productivity
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not recommended for all.
Overall, I found this book jam packed with a little bit of info on every topic necessary but I felt like it spent more time DESCRIBING the features and EXPLAINING WHY they were important instead of giving HANDS-ON INSTRUCTIONS. The book called "Quick Course in Microsoft Publisher 2000" by Joyce Cox and Christina Dudley (ISBN: 1582780072) was more helpful for me. I acknowledge that each person has a different style of learning. If you need specific hands-on instruction, go with Quick Course. If you need to understand the big picture first, go with the Dummies book. Good luck! ... Read more


192. Southwest Textiles: Weavings of the Pueblo and Navajo
by Kathleen Whitaker, Susie Hart, Southwest Museum
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Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: University of Washington Press
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The significance of Pueblo and Navajo textiles transcends simple artisticexpression. Through the spiritual activity of weaving, male and female weavers beautifytheir world and integrate their art into the "web of life." Both the Pueblo and theNavajo believe that the culture hero Spider Woman has taught them to create with patience,understanding, and sensitivity. Yet over the centuries Pueblo and Navajo textiles havedeveloped along distinct paths which reflect the unique historical and individualexperiences within each culture. The textiles collection of the Southwest Museumillustrates the rich interplay between these two peoples and their art.

Southwest Textiles tells the fascinating story of the history and evolution of Puebloand Navajo fabric arts. Over 250 outstanding examples from the Southwest Museum'scollection are reproduced in full color, along with 125 illustrations showing details ofthese works and historical photographs of Native American craftspeople. Also included areabsorbing accounts of the early collectors of these superb textiles and some of thecolorful individuals who were instrumental in founding the Southwest Museum and shapingits collections. ... Read more


193. Information Design Desk Reference
by Christine Sevilla
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Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
Publisher: Crisp Publications
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Information design basics are accessible to everyone. This book is for people who want quick tips and guidelines to strengthen the impact of their message in day-to-day presentations, reports or documents. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Unique and Friendly Approach to Designing Information
As a teacher of technical writing for many years, I've been looking for a book that gives the basics of how to organize and present information in a way that doesn't intimidate readers. This is the book! It is an easy read with a plethora of guidelines and practical suggestions so that even the novice can "do it." In addition, the author's warm and approachable tone makes this a fun and easy read. But it also presents a unique blending of information including how to do an audience analysis, adult learning theory for the information designer, basic page layout, color use guidelines and more. I am using it for my college Document and Information Design class, and the students love it! ... Read more


194. Exploring 3D Modeling with Maya 6
by Patricia Beckmann, Scott Wells
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Catlog: Book (2004-06-25)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
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At last, a software book thats as much about the art of 3D modeling and animation as it is about the specific features of the software!Exploring 3D Modeling with Maya® offers a rock-solid introduction to the workings of Alias/Wavefronts industry-standard 3D modeling and animation software. But throughout the book the authorsaward-winning animators and experienced educatorskeep the emphasis on how designers can use Maya to meet client needs with stunning animation while exploring their own artistic impulses. Coverage includes basic modeling techniques, working with colors and textures, lighting, cinematography, and rendering. ... Read more


195. Principles of Form and Design
by WuciusWong
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Asin: 0471285528
Catlog: Book (1993-09-01)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 288251
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An unprecedented package that gives readers the content of three important references by one of today's most influential design writers. This is a master class in the principles and practical fundamentals of design that will appeal to a broad audience of graphic artists and designers. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Not attractive, but a useful reference for 2-D design
This is a combination of two books by the author, covering the essential principles of form and design in a textbook style. It won't inspire the artist, but does provide technical information that can be useful, especially for computer graphics artists.

The 3-D content of the book is less complete than the 2-D, and the pictures are primarily black and white. Visually and text-wise, this book is boring, but it may provide valuable technical information for those that are delving into the principles of design on computer. It's helpful for visalizing typical design usages like similarity, anomoly, gradation, radiation and rotation--with black and white shaded illustrations showing progression of design.

4-0 out of 5 stars Written long long ago... yet still up to date!
This book is actually a compilation of two old books from the same writer. As he stated in the intro - it covers essential principles of form and design in very basic, formal, scientific way. This may be a bit dry for some, and the illustrations are very different from popular design books. It's nothing arty but it does mention crucial points for designing.

The content is not about mind-blowing inspiration, ongoing fashion/trend of design, or stupid sensational gimmick... it's just simple and pure - it describes principles of form!
These principles can be applied anywhere, anytime... any purpose... no limitation.

I read these books long ago and still I go back and see it again. I am a 3D/CGI animator now and I believe this book will be useful for either DTP and CGI users alike.
This book uses same terminology as in computer graphic:

What is Grid? Unit? Superunits? Grouping?
Vertex, Faces, Polygons, Normals...
Transforming - scale, position, rotation...

They were old books in one now(bundled), but there's nothing seems outdated here!

5-0 out of 5 stars swanky
Wucius wong's Principles of form and design is just the essential book for all designer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent digest of visual design concerns with examples.
This book compiles Wucius Wong's earlier works "Principles of Two-Dimensional Design", "Principles of Two-Dimensional Form", and "Principles of Three-Dimensional Design". It's a good reference for design conventions (similarity, anomoly, gradation, radiation) with examples. Three-d section uses geometric constructions and doesn't use plastic examples. Strong 2-d resource. Less useful for 3-d. ... Read more


196. Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork
by David Chelsea
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Asin: 0823005674
Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Sales Rank: 25751
Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but...
I bought this book since I was interested in creating my own comic book for my amusement.

I found the format quite engaging and entertaining, pretty much like Scott McClouds Understanding Comics (whom the author's format is inspired by). The explanations are pretty straightforward and user-friendly, especially for the general introduction and one point perspective.

Personally, I wish that it had more examples for implementing three point perspective (which is heavily used in the more dramatic/dynamic shots and scenes).

Overall, it's a pretty good book, although I'm now purchasing other perspective manuals to clarify some of the more difficult aspects of this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not your average Take on Perspective
I found this book extremely helpful, in more ways the one. Instead of your usual text with diagram format, it has a refreshing comic book format. This means that examples are almost always right there, WITH the text that discusses it - so you can absorb what's being talked about with out having the "break concentration" and look for the relevant connection between explanation and example. Also, rather than discuss only the "terminology" and the like, I found the explanations were geared so that anyone who can read could understand them - without a dictionary being close to hand! I'd highly recommend picking up this book - to the beginners and pros alike! The gains from it's knowledge are definately worth the price.

1-0 out of 5 stars waste of time
Buy "How to draw comics the Marvel Way" instead, as Stan Lee and John Buscema cover all the necessary points in a few pages, as opposed to wasting your money on a book like this. Although kudos to this guy for padding a book this size. He must be close with Scott McCloud.

5-0 out of 5 stars Art teachers buy this book!
David Chelsea recognized a great book that was easy to learn from when he read "Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud". His talents and knowledge as an artist are demonstrated with the formost understanding of illustrating in perspective with this great technique. I'm a better artist because of this book. He demonstrates his technique step by step to make accurate illustrated perspective and gives you what you need to know to break the rules and get away with it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great book for beginners and pros alike.
A tome about comic perspective in comics form, this book helped me discover new principles in perspective and the REASON for these principle. Not just for your scenery, human bodies in perspective are also covered... but you had better know anatomy before hand. The reason for the missing star is because Chelsea uses two forms of curvilinear perspective, but suspiciously absent is the chapter ON curvilinear. Even with this oversight, Chelsea has written an engaging and fairly complete perspective guide. Look closely at the icecubes on page 131 and try to find the hidden pictures! ... Read more


197. The Great American Paperback : An Illustrated Tribute to Legends of the Book
by Richard A. Lupoff
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Asin: 1888054506
Catlog: Book (2001-07-24)
Publisher: Collectors Press
Sales Rank: 221084
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Penzler Pick, October2001: There may be some irony in the notion that a book devoted topaperbacks (the most inexpensive book format--small, easily transportable anddisposable) is a huge, expensive, beautifully produced hardcover volume that iscertain to be a gem in any collector's library.

For several centuries books in America customarily were pages bound betweenhardcovers and, in this century, had dust jackets wrapped around them, initiallyjust to protect the cloth covers, but eventually as an attention-grabbingadvertising poster.

In 1938, an experiment was launched. The cloth cover was exchanged for a paperone, and the colorful illustration and information that appeared on the dustjacket (author, title, publisher, a few lines about the book) was printeddirectly onto those paper covers. Cheaper paper was used, since these artifactswere no longer expected to form part of a permanent library, but were to be asdisposable as a newspaper or magazine. And they were cheap: a 25-cent price madebooks affordable for a huge portion of the population. They became immeasurablysuccessful almost overnight.

Today many of those books are highly sought-after collectors' items. In spite ofthe huge numbers printed, they are scarce now simply because almost no one everthought to save them in colorful, pristine condition. The Great AmericanPaperback illustrates in glorious full color more than 600 of the mostinteresting and collectable paperbacks, each with an informative caption thatprovides as much fascinating anecdotal information as the text, which is amasterly and scholarly history of the American paperback, tracing its roots tothe early 19th century and concluding with a look at the future.

There are samples of the paperback originals of Ed McBain, Richard Stark, JimThompson, Harlan Ellison, and James M. Cain, as well as illustrations of suchrarities as The Maltese Falcon, which was issued as a paperback with adust jacket, and Ellery Queen's Halfway House, which was offered in twoformats by the publisher, one bound the usual way, the other bound at the topedge.

If this massive work hadn't been produced in Hong Kong, it would have cost twiceas much and is, believe it or not, a bargain, even at a price as hefty as thebook itself. --Otto Penzler ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Tough guys and fast women, the history of paperbacks
The task presented to Mr. Lupoff in making this book was formidable. He had to create a book that would appeal to paperback collectors, students of popular culture and the general public. I don't think he succeeded particularly well.
Collectors will already know the vast majority of what is in this book and might disagree quite heartily with the grades of collectibility assigned to some of the books (only ...?). The obscuring of many covers by parts of other covers will also frustrate folks. Nothing really vital is normally blocked but when looking at a piece of art, one would normally care to see it in its entirety. The text of the book, while well written and factually correct, failed to engage me entirely. It was almost completely familiar territory and rarely went into any depth. Students of popular culture and collectors of art books will find some of these same flaws. For this reviewer the best part was the miscellany found with the descriptions of the covers/books. Neat tidbits of info and enthusiastic appreciation of the art made known Mr. Lupoff's appreciation for the books.
The general public will either love or be indifferent to the book. The design is eye catching but the page coloring (an attempt to capture the sensationalism of paperback covers?) is often distracting and at times prohibitive to the enjoyment of the covers. The reading should be interesting to the uninitiated as Lupoff clearly enjoyed what he was writing about and the enthusiasm comes through.
A little more information about the major paperback authors would have been nice along with a detailed index of cover artists. Any book that tries to seriously tackle the history of paperbacks in the United States and lacks an index listing for Orrie Hitt is doomed to mediocrity.

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful art book and an informative history...
This is an awesome book that combines the scholarship of essential but out-of-print references such as Kenneth Davis' "Two-Bit Culture" and Piet Schreuders' "Paperbacks, U.S.A." with the coffee-table art book quality of Lee Server's "Over My Dead Body." In the latter category especially, "The Great American Paperback" reigns supreme. No other book on vintage paperbacks comes close to this level of production values; the nearest comparisons in quality would be books like Frank Robinson's "Science Fiction of the 20th Century" or Vincent Di Fate's "Infinite Worlds."

A few minor quibbles: Sometimes the saturated colors of the backgrounds interfere with the readability of the text; groupings of cover art within sections should have been more carefully thought out; the index is weak. But these complaints are miniscule indeed compared to the overall value. Collectors Press has produced a 320-page, full color, oversized feast of great paperback art from the modest beginnings in the 1930s through the sleaze and cheese of the mid-1960s. Just about all of the best vintage paperback artists are represented.

Author Richard Lupoff draws upon the expertise of well-known luminaries such as Gary Lovisi, Rose Idlet, Bill Pronzini, Charles Brown and others. He also brings into play his considerable personal history of working with some of the top publishers in the field, including Ian Ballantine and Donald Wollheim. Lupoff reaches back to the pre-Pocket Books beginnings of paperback publishing, tracing the history of the industry through its trends, its artists, and its major houses. Avon, Dell, Bantam, Gold Medal, Popular Library, Ballantine, and Ace all merit special sections.

"The Great American Paperback" is a must-buy for any serious paperback collector or student of popular culture. The rarity of many of the paperbacks pictured here guarantee that, in most cases, you'll never see the real thing and certainly not in the condition pictured. Well worth the price of admission!

5-0 out of 5 stars JUST GREAT!
I received "The Great American Paperback" as a Christmas gift and hardly a week goes by that I don't dip into it. It's an overwhelmingly great book about a fascinating era of American publishing. Lupoff covers artists and writers well-known and unknown. There's a surprise on every page and visual treasure upon treasure. The text is equally interesting as Lupoff tells the stories behind the publishers, but it's clearly the book covers themselves that take center stage here. The layout (which sometimes presents covers slightly overlapping other covers) might have been improved, but overall the images are bright, sharp and big. Very few thumbnail views here. I for one hope we'll one day get to see a "Great American Paperback Volume 2" because as good as this one is, there's enough stuff out there to easily fill a second volume. Buy this book without reservation. If you have any love of Americana in general and pulp/paperbacks in particular, you'll fall in love with this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Covers the market badly.
Richard Lupoff's colorful book is rather stunning at first glance but the more I look at it the more I see serious flaws.

The presentation is too overwhelming. Several colors are used for the background of the pages and these mostly overpower the covers. These strong colors mean that some pages have white text which becomes tiring to read, especially tiny capital letter caption type.

The overlapping of nearly all the covers was really annoying, in some cases one cover obscures just too much of another cover. A similar book, 'Jackets Required' by Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast has 270 covers (thankfully printed on white paper) none of which overlap and it is lovely to look at.

As far as I can see there is no meaningful sequence to the covers, they are not shown by genre, year of publication, artist or publisher.

The index is weak. This is a book collectors will use and I would expect an index to the 600 covers shown, possibly even an artist index, too. I wonder if the lack of a proper index is because at least a third of the pages have no number! The longest run I found was seven pages (58-64) but mostly it is runs of three or four pages through the book. Should buyers really have to put up with this?

Another reviewer has noted how disappointing this book was, I agree, not because of what Lupoff has to say but because of the poor editorial production. The author probably had nothing to do with this. I still prefer 'Paperbacks USA' by Piet Schruders, a fascinating graphic history of the paperback, Lupoff says it 'is a landmark of paperback scholarship...'.

5-0 out of 5 stars Elegant Garbage
One big, big book and as beautiful an edition as possible, here are covers from countless paperbacks: an illustrator's dream reference book and for collectors of old paperbacks, a goldmine of great junk. OK, so there ARE features by noted writers: I loved the detective covers and the trash!
These were the days of GREAT design, and you don't have to be a snooty art director to love this stuff.
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198. How To Draw Manga Getting Started Kit
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Catlog: Book (2004-09)
Publisher: Graphic-Sha
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This set includes the book How to Draw Manga: Getting Started - with sections on Basics, Characters, Tone, Storytelling, and Backgrounds. Also in the set is 5 sheets of double sided 8 1/2 x 11 3/4paper, black ink illustrations pen, 8" ruler, 2 pencils, eraser, and plastic curve template. The set is packaged in a hard plastic case, good for storage or travel.(****Additional Text****) A Previews Exclusive! Imported from Japan! You've read the books. You've got your ideas ready to run down your arm to the waiting paper... but how do you get started? Graphic Sha and Previews have the answer with the official How to Draw Manga "Getting Started" Illustration Kit! This indispensable kit is perfect for any budding manga-ka to launch their first project, and includes: a copy of the 128-page English-language book, How To Draw Manga: Getting Started featuring informative chapters on "the basics," Characters, Tone, Storytelling, and even backgrounds! PLUS: 10 sheets of 8 ½" x 11 ¾" (A4-size) authentic Deleter brand Manga Illustration Paper, One Deleter Black Ink Illustration Pen, One Deleter brand "Neo-Piko" Color Marker (one pen, TWO tips, thick and thin!), One Plastic Curve Template, an 8" Plastic Ruler, Two Pencils, and an Eraser... all packaged in a durable, hard plastic case, perfect for storage or travel! ... Read more


199. Push Pin Graphic: A Quarter Century Of Innovative Design And Illustration
by Seymour Chwast, Martin Venezky (introduction)
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Asin: 0811841030
Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Sales Rank: 55462
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Part design and illustration studio, part pop culture think tank, Push Pin Studios made a phenomenal impact on visual culture from the 1950s to the 1980s, representing an important chapter in postwar graphic design. Founding member Seymour Chwast partners with key figures from the design community -- as well as co-founder Milton Glaser -- to provide a visual history of the studio by way of its signature publication, The Push Pin Graphic. Hundreds of memorable covers and spreads culled from each of the eighty-six inspired and imaginative issues confirms Push Pin's vital role in setting the design curve and influencing the direction of modern visual style. The Push Pin Graphic is the first comprehensive account of a design milestone that continues to influence designers to this day. ... Read more


200. Dos Logos
by Robert Klanten, Nicolas Bourquin, Roland Muller
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Asin: 3899550552
Catlog: Book (2004-10-27)
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag
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Almost three years after the appearance of Los Logos comes Dos Logos (the sequel!). Dos Logos presents extensive examples of contemporary logo design in even greater depth and charts new developments in the field. Taking the same shape as its' predecessor Dos Logos explores the exceptional visual language and stylistic approaches to logo creation by designers from around the globe. It is comprehensively indexed, catalogued by subject and systematically structured according to various search criteria. It also classifies the work according to the industry or purpose for which it was designed (music, fashion, corporate, etc). In addition, the book contains more unusual applications and a broader range of logos including those used on building facades, on clothing and as illuminated advertising ... Read more


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