Conquest

Author: Kris Kuksi
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847860264
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This stunning volume presents the cult artist's visually arresting and detailed sculptures, which evoke fantastic realism and the macabre. Kris Kuksi's ornate artworks transcend a fine-art gallery context, appealing to a goth, street-culture audience. Using a range of mixed media and unconventional materials, Kuksi builds intricate miniature worlds out of model train kits, army men, jewelry, rocks, tchotchkes, religious souvenirs, figurines, and ornamental fixtures sourced from all over the world. Each of the delicate and unique assemblages host endless intricate baroque and macabre narratives, reminiscent of lost civilizations, classical sculpture, and fantastic realism. This volume features more than 200 color reproductions and intricate details of his works. Much-anticipated, it is bound to be collected by both loyal fans and those only now discovering Kuksi's masterful, impossible-to-forget compositions, which draw the viewer in and capture the imagination.

Kris Kuksi

Author: Kris Kuksi
Publisher: Beinart Pub
ISBN: 9780980323139
File Size: 63,10 MB
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Kris Kuksi's sculptures, rendered in immaculate detail, evoke a grandeur reminiscent of the Baroque era. Kuksi successfully merges this sumptuous echo of the past with a satirical and critical commentary of our modern industrial world. These finely crafted sculptures employ images of Gods and Goddesses from past and present mythologies and examine religious belief and iconography. Despite the frequent portrayal of corruption, violence, chaos and degeneration, the works in this book challenge aspects of our beliefs.

Greg Craola Simkins

Author: Greg "Craola" Simkins
Publisher: Zero Plus
ISBN: 9781937222499
File Size: 59,22 MB
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One of the most prolific artists painting today, Greg 'Craola' Simkins' diverse body of work is as likely to be found in a gallery as on the streets. Bridging pop surrealism and graffiti art with the skill of a fine art painter, his art is unique and recognisable, blending a wealth of early influences with contemporary pop culture references. This new monograph traces the development of the artist, from a kid playing with crayons to the present day. In some cases, preliminary sketches can be found alongside finished works providing a glimpse into the artistic process and evolution of a piece. Other creations stand alone, masterpieces of artwork as narrative.

Chinese Wallpaper In Britain And Ireland

Author: Emile de Bruijn
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited
ISBN: 9781781300541
File Size: 59,32 MB
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Chinese wallpaper has been an important element of European interior decoration for three hundred years. As trade between Europe and China flourished in the seventeenth century, Europeans developed a strong taste for Chinese art and design. The stunningly beautiful wall coverings now known as 'Chinese wallpaper' were developed by Chinese painting workshops in response to western demand. A sophisticated synthesis of eastern and western art, Chinese wallpapers were an early-modern global product and they are still popular and influential today. In spite of their spectacular beauty, Chinese wallpapers have not been studied in any depth until relatively recently. This book provides an overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles. Sumptuously illustrated, it shows how these wallpapers became a staple ingredient of high-end interiors while always retaining a touch of the exotic. The book charts the stylistic development of Chinese wallpaper, allowing individual wallpapers to be more securely dated. It also touches on the China trade, the crucial role of the paper-hangers and the social significance of Chinese-style decoration in Britain. Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland will be a ground-breaking resource for both scholars and designers, as well as for anyone interested in historic interior decoration.

World Literacy

Author: John W. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437977
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International literacy assessments have provided ample data for ranking nations, charting growth, and casting blame. Summarizing the findings of these assessments, which afford a useful vantage from which to view world literacy as it evolves, this book examines literate behavior worldwide, in terms of both the ability of populations from a wide variety of nations to read and the practice of literate behavior in those nations. Drawing on The World’s Most Literate Nations, author Jack Miller’s internationally released study, emerging trends in world literacy and their relationships to political, economic, and social factors are explored. Literacy, and in particular the practice of literate behaviors, is used as a lens through which to view countries’ economic development, gender equality, resource utilization, and ethnic discrimination. Above all, this book is about trajectories. It begins with historical contexts, described in terms of support for literate cultures. Based on a variety of data sources, these trends are traced to the present and then projected ahead. The literate futures of nations are discussed and how these relate to their economic and sociocultural development. This book is unique in providing a broader perspective on an intractable problem, a vantage point that offers useful insights to inform policy, and in bringing together an array of relevant data sources not typically associated with literacy status.

Ghosts Of Punktown

Author: Jeffrey Thomas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626410725
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Visionaire

Author: Cecilia Dean
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847848591
File Size: 16,46 MB
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Showcasing twenty-five years of iconic art, fashion, and design content from renowned New York-based publication Visionaire. A publishing experiment that began in 1991, Visionaire has taken the shape of everything from a leather-bound portfolio to 12-inch vinyl records to a collection of dolls. With intimate reflections by contributors, a prized collection of nearly 450 images selected from sixty-five issues produced by an astounding cast of artists, photographers, and designers, this book delivers a rich panorama of two decades of media and fashion revolution from the perspective of independent publishing. Original commentary by cofounders Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos provides unprecedented access to a pivotal New York scene and the creative life behind Visionaire as it shaped the fashion zeitgeist, propelling emerging voices and exceptional content while challenging the limits of print media. This volume is an essential piece of contemporary fashion and media history that traces the shape of things to come. Visionaire contributors include photographers Bruce Weber, Inez & Vinoodh, Mario Sorrenti, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, and Steven Meisel; artists Alex Katz, John Baldessari, KAWS, Marina Abramovic, and Yoko Ono; designers Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, and Riccardo Tisci; pop icons Bjork, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus; and many more. Art and fashion connoisseurs and anyone interested in media, design, and culture will find this landmark volume indispensable.

Learn Calligraphy

Author: Margaret Shepherd
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770434592
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In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.

Cartoon Cute Animals

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770434282
File Size: 33,95 MB
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Learn the insider secrets professional cartoonists use to turn regular cartoon animals into completely cute characters Warm and fuzzy characters all have that “certain something” that makes them so memorable and darling. But what exactly is it? This sought-after, ultra-cute quality is based on specific techniques that, when applied to character design, result in irresistible cartoon animals. With Cartoon Cute Animals, these are techniques that you can learn, too! Perfect for anyone interested in cartooning, from the aspiring animator looking for how-to instruction to the expert illustrator seeking inspiration, Cartoon Cute Animals covers the broadest possible spectrum of popular species as well as an array of more exotic animals such as the ferret, armadillo, meerkat, and porcupine. Years of experience and expert knowledge have been distilled into one easy-to-follow guide that is full of simple instructions and visual examples to help you create the most adorable cuties ever put to paper!

Animals In Stone

Author: Robert Arthur King
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN:
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Companion to Faces in Stone (2008), this gift-sized and -priced book is for architecture buffs, and those who love finding unknown corners of New York City. It features a hundred-plus imaginative sculptural details, from the domestic to the fantastic, with a brief introduction and contextual photos to show the building on which the ornament appears, the addresses, and transportation information. Subway and bus information allow readers easy access to the buildings showcased in this book. Buildings are also identified on a map of the city.