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Masters of FX: Behind the Scenes with Geniuses of Visual and Special Effects
Masters of FX: Behind the Scenes with Geniuses of Visual and Special Effects
It would be rare these days to find a film that did not in some way depend on the magic of special and visual effects - from the raging computer-generated dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, to the fantasical worlds of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and the photoreal tiger and ocean in Ang Lee's Life of Pi. Through interviews with 16 of the leading FX pioneers from around the world, author Ian Failes explores the making of some of the most memorable film sequences ever produced, showcasing the shift from practical to digital magic with original behind-the-scenes imagery, shot breakdowns, and detailed explanations of some of the secrets behind the making of cinema's most extraordinary creations.
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If You're Bored With Your Camera Read This Book
If You're Bored With Your Camera Read This Book
You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right?WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas.
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IPAD FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (2ND EDITION)
IPAD FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (2ND EDITION)
The photography community has been among the earliest and most enthusiastic adopters of Apples revolutionary iPad. With its crystal - clear display, powerful graphical capabilities and intuitive interface, its certainly an effective way to show off photographs. But what else can it do? In this, the 2nd Edition of this incredibly successful publication, Ben Harvell explains how the iPad is revolutionising the way that pro photographers work. There are powerful photo editing applications, easy-to-use photo sharing and display programs and useful tethered - shooting capabilities. This book explains all, and is a must-read for digital photographers everywhere.
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SHOOTING YOURSELF
SHOOTING YOURSELF
Turn your camera on the world's most fascinating and attractive model yourself! Take part in the new wave of expressive self-portraiture, enjoy unlimited creative control over your subject, and reveal your hidden side with confidence! - Hundreds of inspiring self-portraits from creative photo stars. - Go on location, add props, get dressed up, or even bare it all dozens of styles are explored. - Get inspired and gain the confidence to visually tell your own unique story. - With simple post-production techniques to add style and amazing surreal effects.
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SURREAL PHOTOGRAPHY
SURREAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Ever since Man Ray imposed the sound holes of a violin onto his model's back, photographers have been enthusiastic practitioners of surreal art. Now with the advent of high-quality digital photo-manipulation the possibilities for creativity have become infinite. This book reveals the latest techniques in the field of surreal photography and features art from a host of the very best modern surreal photographers. - Breaks down the shooting and editing process so any photographer can make their own impossible images - With processing walkthroughs from contributing artists including Natalie Dybisz, Julie de Waroquier and Sarolta B - Step-by-step instructions for creating extraordinary scenes - Covers many different styles, from impossible landscapes to unsettling portraits
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The Movie Doctors
The Movie Doctors
For over a decade, Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode have been sharing their film expertise with each other (and occasionally the odd listener) on the airwaves. In their first book together, the UK's "go to" experts on all things film don their surgical scrubs to cure your cinema dilemmas and movie ailments. Celluloid or humanoid, The Movie Doctors are here to help.
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The Secrets of Fashion Drawing
The Secrets of Fashion Drawing
This book looks at the crucial role drawing and illustration play in fashion design and provides a down-to-earth but inspiring insight into the methods used by the industry's key practitioners.Fully illustrated throughout, the book contains examples from a range of practising fashion designers and illustrators,Step-by-step illustrations showing how to get the best results,User-friendly, accessible and stylish, this book is an ideal guide to the world of fashion illustration and design,Subjects include: understanding and communicating colour, freehand and digital drawing styles, presentational mood boards, following briefs and guidelines
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30-Second Anatomy: The 50 Most Important Structures and Systems in the Human Body, Each Explained in
30-Second Anatomy: The 50 Most Important Structures and Systems in the Human Body, Each Explained in
The 50 most important structures and systems in the human body, each explained in half a minute. The best-selling 30 - Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Anatomy offers you an instant diagnosis of how your body works. Whether you're a medical student, an artist, a body worker, or simply want to know what your doctor is talking about when he mentions your humerus, this is the quickest way to get under your own skin. Dissecting the workings of everything from your heart to your brain into 30-second summaries, this is the quickest way to understand the structures and systems that are you. Supported by biographies of the pioneers in anatomy studies, it's the book that wou…
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30-Second Architecture: The 50 Most Signicant Principles and Styles in Architecture, Each Explained
30-Second Architecture: The 50 Most Signicant Principles and Styles in Architecture, Each Explained
The 50 most significant principles and styles in architecture, each explained in half a minute. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Brutalism, or you wish to top off your next dinner party with a stirring speech on how form follows function, this is the quickest way to build your argument.
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30-Second Ancient Egypt: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilization, Each Explain
30-Second Ancient Egypt: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilization, Each Explain
We've all heard of pyramids, hieroglyphs and Cleopatra, but how much do you really know about ancient Egypt? Why was the Nile integral to the unification of Egypt? What is the mystery surrounding Queen Hetepheres' tomb? What did the Amarna Letters reveal? What did the ancient Egyptians eat and drink? 30-Second Ancient Egypt presents a unique insight into one of the most brilliant and beguiling civilizations, where technological innovations and architectural wonders emerge among mysterious gods and burial rites. Each entry is summarized in just 30 seconds - using nothing more than two pages, 300 words and a single picture. From royal dynasties and Tutankhamun's tomb, to hieroglyphs and mummification, interspersed with biographies of Egypt's most intriguing rulers, this is the quickest path to understanding the 50 key ideas and innovations that developed and defined one of the world's great civilizations.
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30-Second Fashion: The 50 Key Modes, Garments, and Designers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
30-Second Fashion: The 50 Key Modes, Garments, and Designers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
The 50 key modes, garments, and designers, each explained in half a minute! Even if you' re not a regular follower of Suzy Bubble, Le Happy, or The Sartorialist, you probably have some feeling for fashion. Most people have a vague idea of what' s in, what' s out, and what they might consider putting on their own backs. Less familiar to most, however, is the way fashion works as a global business - a multi-billion-pound industry, employing over 27 million people - just who decides what' s cutting edge and what' s long past its sell-by date. 30-Second Fashion offers an engrossing crash course to how the style world works today, alongside an engaging look at the founding fathers (and mothers) of fashion who set it up that way.
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The Creative Therapy Colouring Book (Creative Colouring for Grown-ups)
The Creative Therapy Colouring Book (Creative Colouring for Grown-ups)
Unleash your creative spirit with this sophisticated anti-stress colouring, doodling and drawing book. The flowing lines, sweeping swirls and highly-detailed patterns on every illustration have been created so that anyone and everyone can enjoy making something beautiful and calming. Increasing focus through creativity can benefit those who find it difficult to unwind or struggle to find their inner artist when faced with a blank page. There are no instructions, no rights or wrongs, and no need for expensive art supplies - readers can simply doodle and colour in any way they wish to create unique and exquisite pieces.
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Bond on Bond: The Ultimate Book on Over 50 Years of 007
Bond on Bond: The Ultimate Book on Over 50 Years of 007
The Ultimate Book of 50 years of Bond movies, Roger Moore celebrates the franchise's wonderful heritage. Superbly narrated by the author. 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the longest continually running film series in movie history and to celebrate the most renowned 007, Roger Moore, KBE, has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a wonderfully witty account of his own involvement in them. From girls to the villains, from the cars to the cocktails, from the gadgets to the locations: this is the ultimate James Bond book, written by the ultimate James Bond. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.
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The Winter's Tale (Signet Classics)
The Winter's Tale (Signet Classics)
The Newly Revised Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world's greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars The Winter's Tale Unique Features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare •An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet •Special introduction to the play by the editor, Frank Kermode, Fellow of the British Academy •Source from which Shakespeare derived The Winter's Tale-a generous selection from Robert Greene's Pandosto •Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Simon Forman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, E.M.W. Tillyard, G. Wilson Knight, Carol Thomas Neely, and Coppelia Kahn •A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable productions of The Winter's Tale, then and now •Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type •Up-to-date list of recommended readings
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Country Houses Today (Interior Angles)
Country Houses Today (Interior Angles)
Meeting the new opportunities for rural living demands imaginative design, and many of the world's most inventive architects are rising to this challenge. Among those featured in this book are well-known names like Kengo Kuma, Steven Holl, Lacaton Vassal, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Baumschlager + Eberle, Niall McLaughlin and Sean Godsell, as well as a host of talented architects from Russia to South Africa, Chile to China, New Zealand to the US. What makes the demand for new and challenging architecture all the greater is the rapidly changing relationship between countryside and city, driven by social and technological development. In these circumstances, precedents from history and tradition are at best starting points: imagination, innovation and creativity are essential to do full justice to new challenges, expectations and opportunities. As urban life becomes increasingly rarified and stressful, so the contrast with raw nature assumes a different value to its status in past centuries,…
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Jetliner Cabins
Jetliner Cabins
This is an essential source of practical information for architects who need to create brilliance and flair within an incredibly disciplined design scenario. This is a visual and fascinating book that focuses on the interior designs of aircraft cabins and how the many challenges faced in the layout of such a tight space can be met with flair and brilliance. It is a design context in which the tiniest detail can change a myriad of aspects. Interior designers continuously express their creative skills through such designs and many of the techniques that are used in building interiors are repeated in aircraft cabins, and vice versa.Jetliner Cabins is introduced by an overview of recent cabin design history and the book goes on to show, in a wealth of colour and black and white photographs, interiors from airlines around the world; great and small, historically significant and modern, lavish and minimal. It also provides examples past and present, of airline branding, from colours and iden…
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Modernism in China: Architectural Visions and Revolutions
Modernism in China: Architectural Visions and Revolutions
With nearly five millennia of architectural heritage, China boasts the longest continuous architectural lineage in history. A hundred years after the dawn of the 20th century, the urban landscape of the world's most populous country has now been transformed completely. The pivotal link between the ancient traditions of China's imperial past and the high-rise, glass-clad, lust-for-wealth that characterises China's 21st-century architectural aspirations is a period of modernisation that revolutionised its architectural language and urban fabric. Despite the fact that the reach of Modernism was as effective in early 20th-century China as elsewhere in the world, China remains conspicuously absent from written histories of Modernism - as Modernism does from written histories of China. Modernism in China confronts this by investigating China's unique experience of Modernism, its remarkable variety, striking contradictions and recurrent paradoxes. Modernism in China acquired its own unique la…
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Photoshop Cs4 Workflow: The Digital Photographer's Guide
Photoshop Cs4 Workflow: The Digital Photographer's Guide
Photoshop Cs4 Workflow: The Digital Photographer'S Guide
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Arabic Designs and Motifs
Arabic Designs and Motifs
Exquisite adaptations of 165 elegant motifs depict florals from ancient Persian fabrics, star-shaped 13th-century tiles from Iran, a detail from a painting of Mecca and Medina (18th–19th century AD), floral patterns from a 17th-century Indo-Persian velvet panel, a dancing figure representing the constellation Andromeda, and much more. 165 black-and-white designs. Identifications.
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Cool Spaces for Kids
Cool Spaces for Kids
Providing your children with a safe, stimulating living space is an essential job for any parent. Taking you through the process, from conception to construction, Cool Spaces for Kids gives you all the ideas and know-how you need to create appealing areas in your home for your kids, whatever their age. From imaginative playrooms and bedrooms to customizing a corner of your living room or garden, creating special spaces for your little ones will help them to enjoy playing, working, relaxing and learning. With over 50 stunning ideas comprising step-by-step projects, stylish alternatives, quick fixes and more, you can give your kids cool spaces they'll enjoy for years to come.
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Fashion Marketing
Fashion Marketing
Marketing is a firmly established element of most fashion and clothing courses. This book was written to satisfy students′ requirements and has a number of special qualities that make it essential reading for anyone involved in the fashion and clothing sectors of business. Key features include: âˆ- Discusses contemporary issues faced by fashion marketers, with up–to–date British and international examples. âˆ- Theory and practice are well balanced with relevant examples to illustrate key concepts and principles. Concepts are made accessible and easy to apply to practical problems. âˆ- Numerical concepts are clearly explained with worked examples. âˆ- A distinctive overview of range planning combines sound design sense with commercial realism. âˆ- A guide to further reading provides a firm foundation for all who wish to develop expertise in specialist areas like fashion market research, fashion advertising or fashion range planning. âˆ- Discusses the impact of the Internet on the …
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Titus Andronicus (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Titus Andronicus (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Titus Andronicus is the earliest tragedy and the earliest Roman play attributed to Shakespeare. Titus, a model Roman, has led twenty-one of his twenty-five sons to death in Rome's wars; he stabs another son to death for what he views as disloyalty to Rome. Yet Rome has become “a wilderness of tigers.�? After a death sentence is imposed on two of his three remaining sons, and his daughter is raped and mutilated, Titus turns his loyalty toward his family. Aaron the Moor, a magnificent villain and the empress's secret lover, makes a similar transition. After the empress bears him a child, Aaron devotes himself to preserving the baby. Retaining his thirst for evil, he shows great tenderness to his little family-a tenderness that also characterizes Titus before the terrifying conclusion
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The Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock, the beautiful Muslim shrine in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, was fully restored to its original state in the last half-century. Thus, this structure, sited on the third holiest spot on earth for Muslims, is at once a product of the seventh century and almost entirely the work of our own times--a paradox in keeping with the complexities and contradictions of history and religion, architecture and ideology that define this site. This book tells the story of the Dome of the Rock, from the first fateful decades of its creation--on the esplanade built in the fourth decade B.C.E. for the Second Jewish Temple--to its engulfment in the clashes of the Crusades and the short-lived Christianization of all of Jerusalem, to its modern acquisition of different and potent meanings for Muslim, Christian, and Jewish cultures. Oleg Grabar's presentation combines what we know of the building with the views of past observers and with the broader historical, cultural, and aestheti…
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Michelangelo: And the Reinvention of the Human Body
Michelangelo: And the Reinvention of the Human Body
'[Michelangelo] was constantly flaying dead bodies, in order to study the secrets of anatomy, thus beginning to give perfection to the great knowledge of design that he afterwards acquired.' Giorgio Vasari, Life of Michelangelo, 1568. Michelangeo's art is exhilarating, but also bewildering. What is the source of its incomparable power? In this imaginative and detailed study, the art critic James Hall explores some of the major puzzles - the unmaternal nature of Michelangelo's Madonnas and their lack of responsiveness; his concern with colossal scale and size; the way that anatomical dissections affected his attitude to the human body; the passionate, anxious placing of solitary, heroic figures against a background of troubling crowds. In the process he arrives at a more precise appreciation of the body language of his figures, and offers new explanations of many of the most familiar sculptures, paintings and drawings, including the statue of David and the narratives of the Sistine Chap…
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100 Writers and Artists: 100 Postcards in a Box
100 Writers and Artists: 100 Postcards in a Box
Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery in London holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. 100 Writers and Artists from the National Portrait Gallery brings together a huge range of cultural icons - from William Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling to J.M.W. Turner all the way to David Hockney.This box contains 100 postcards of authors, poets, painters, sculptors and photographers, in colour, as well as black and white, and a wide variety of styles, packed in a sturdy keepsake box. Portraits include Agatha Christie, Byron, Charles Dickens, Daphne Du Maurier, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, DH Lawrence, EM Forster, Frances Bacon, George Bernard Shaw, Gwen John, Virginia Woolf, Henry James, Henry Moore, Ian Fleming, Iris Murdoch, James A M Whistler, J M Barrie, James Joyce, Joan Miro, John Constable, Joseph Conrad, Katherine Mansfield, Kazuo Ishiguro, Keats, Laurie Lee, Lewis Carroll, Lucian Freud, Lucien Pisarro, Man Ray, Nancy Mitford, Noel Coward, Oscar Wilde, R L Stevenso…
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Just Add Watercolour Inspiration & Painting Techniques From Contemporary Artists
Just Add Watercolour Inspiration & Painting Techniques From Contemporary Artists
Just Add Watercolour is an innovative and accessible guide to this most dynamic of artforms, packed with bite-sized creative painting tips and advice, offering aspiring artists the freedom to dip in and out for practical information or flick through for fresh inspiration and ideas. Showcasing nearly 100 works by contemporary artists across a range of different styles and approaches, Just Add Watercolour highlights and examines the different techniques, qualities and effects relating to each piece. Organized into chapters according to medium and materials (e.g. traditional watercolour, gouache, digital, mixed media) artwork is featured large and luscious, accompanied by extended captions, insightful tips and practical advice. A visual index at the front of the book enables the reader to easily identify a specific painting, style, colour or subject matter. Throughout the book, useful information and practical tips are provided on a wide range of topics such as tone, perspective, colour a…
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Metallica: ..and Justice for All Guitar Tab Edition
Metallica: ..and Justice for All Guitar Tab Edition
Description Each track from the album in note-for-note guitar arrangements. Includes lyrics and chord symbols. Songlist: ...And Justice For All Blackened Dyers Eve Eye Of The Beholder Harvester Of Sorrow One The Frayed Ends Of Sanity The Shortest Straw To Live Is To Die
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The Earrings Book (Jewellery Handbooks) (Jewellery Handbooks)
The Earrings Book (Jewellery Handbooks) (Jewellery Handbooks)
In this book, Yvonne Kulagowski considers issues of design and aesthetics and offers practical information about choosing metals and materials, techniques, and using different tools and equipment. She covers a wide range of topics, including styles and materials as they relate to wearability and high fashion. She also discusses the exciting world of fashion shows and catwalk collections and earrings made exclusively for theatre productions and exhibitions.
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The Rings Book (Jewellery Handbooks)
The Rings Book (Jewellery Handbooks)
This practical jewellery handbook looks at the history and significance of rings and then guides the reader through a series of step-by-step projects. Featuring a brand new gallery at the back of the book, newly designed insides and a stunning new cover.
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Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome and Naples through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in this book, are those of cardinals and whores, prayer and violence. On the streets surrounding the churches and palaces, brawls and swordfights were regular occurrences. In one such fight Caravaggio killed Ranuccio Tomassoni, a pimp, and fled to Naples and then Malta, home to the Knights of St John, where he escaped from prison following his conviction for another vicious assault. Shortly afterwards he died while returning to Rome to seek a papal pardon for his crimes. He was thirty-eight years old. In the course of this desperate life Caravaggio created the most dramatic paintings of his age, using ordinary men and women - often prostitutes and the very poor - to model for his depictions of classic religious scenes. Andrew Graham-Dixon's exceptionally illuminat…
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