Art

Civilisation

$22.50
ISBN/SKU: 
9780060907877
Publication Date: 
1980-05-01
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Doodling for Academics

Doodling for Academics
$15.00
To an outsider, working as a university professor might seem like a dream: summers off, a few hours of class each week, an exchange of ideas with brilliant colleagues, books and late afternoon lattes. . . . Who wouldn't envy that life?

But those in the trenches of academe are well acquainted with the professoriate's dark underside: the hierarchies and pseudo-political power plays, the peculiar colleagues, the over-parented students, the stacks of essays that need to be graded ASAP.

No one understands this world better than novelist Julie Schumacher, who here provides a bitingly funny distraction designed to help you survive life in higher education without losing your mind. Sardonic yet shrewdly insightful, Doodling for Academics offers the perfect cognitive relief for the thousands of faculty and grad students whose mentors and loved ones failed to steer them toward more reasonable or lucrative fields.

Through forty pages of original illustrations and activities--from coloring to paper dolls to mad libs--this book traces the arc of a typical day on campus. Get a peek inside the enigma of the student brain. Imagine a utopian faculty meeting. Navigate the red tape maze of university administration. With the help of hilarious illustrations by Lauren Nassef, Schumacher infuses the world of campus greens and university quads with cutting wit, immersing you deep into the weirdly creative challenges of university life. Offering a satirical interactive experience for scholars, the combination of humor and activities in this book will bring academia into entertaining relief, making it the perfect gift for your colleagues, advisors, or newly minted graduates.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780226467047
Publication Date: 
2017-04-21
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Hopper

Hopper
$13.95
Painter of the loneliness of big-city people Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is considered the first important American painter in twentieth-century art. After decades of patient work, Hopper enjoyed a success and popularity that since the 1950s has continually grown.

In canvas after canvas he painted the loneliness of big-city people. Many of Hopper's pictures represent views of streets and roads, rooftops, and abandoned houses, depicted in a brilliant light that strangely belies the melancholy mood of the scenes.

Hopper's paintings are marked by striking juxtapositions of color, and by the clear contours with which the figures are demarcated from their surroundings. His extremely precise focus on the theme of modern men and women in the natural and man-made environment sometimes lends his pictures a mood of eerie disquiet. On the other hand, Hopper's renderings of rocky landscapes in warm brown hues, or his depictions of the seacoast, exude an unusual tranquillity that reveals another, more optimistic side of his character. About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9783822859858
    Publication Date: 
    1999-08-01
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    How to Draw Trees

    $9.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780486798752
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    NORTH AMERICAN MAMMALS COLORING BOOK

    $9.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780764975943
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    Rembrandt

    Rembrandt
    $13.95
    The mystery of the revealed form: A mirror of the artistic and intellectual developments of the 17th century Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669) was one of the most complex and multi-faceted artists of the 17th century. From his initial period in Leiden to his early and late phases in Amsterdam, the stages of Rembrandt's career mirror the artistic and intellectual developments of the century.

    After breaking off his studies in Leiden, the young Rembrandt trained as a painter for two years and eventually established his own painting workshop. Characteristic of the Leiden period are his biblical histories, such as The Raising of Lazarus, but the roots of Rembrandt's portraiture, nourished by his intensive studies of physiognomy, also are to be found in these same years. Later, in Amsterdam, the perfection of Rembrandt's likenesses initially won him the favor of numerous patrons--but the artist soon surpassed their expectations. Transcending traditional modes of presentation, Rembrandt composed his portraits in the same manner in which he had earlier constructed his scenes. The results are visible, for example, in the famous group portrait The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp from 1632. In the last phase of Rembrandt's work--when, plagued by financial problems, he had withdrawn into seclusion--it is no longer possible to distinguish between event paintings and portraits. About the Series:
    Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9783822863206
    Publication Date: 
    2000-04-01
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    Author: 
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    Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering

    Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering
    $14.99
    Learning the simple and beautiful art of hand-lettered calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper!

    Italic is the calligraphy's most popular alphabet, and this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion.

    With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time.

    Includes practice exercises, advice on tools and materials, and project ideas for place cards, invitations, and more!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781607748564
    Publication Date: 
    2016-04-19
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    Strong Is the New Pretty

    Strong Is the New Pretty
    $17.95
    Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.

    Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.

    A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it's what's inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780761189138
    Publication Date: 
    2017-03-07
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    Twilight Garden Coloring Book

    Twilight Garden Coloring Book
    $16.99

    Maria Trolle's Twilight Garden coloring book collection sets itself apart from the competition with its romantic sophistication. Striking black endpapers and white-on-black printed imagery dispersed throughout lend this hardbound edition a luxurious feel. Artists will fall head over heels for Twilight Garden Coloring Book's 96 pages brimming with lush gardens, flowers, vegetables, and fantastic creatures common to a Scandinavian landscape. Deer, hedgehogs, kittens, sparrows, rabbits, and more can be found hiding withint the flora of this coloring book.

    Complete your collection with the Twilight Garden Artist's Edition, featuring twenty oversized art card drawings to hang on one's wall or share with friends. Twilight Garden 20 Postcards are ideally priced and perfectly sized.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781423647065
    Publication Date: 
    2017-03-21
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