Author: Chris Ganter
Describes how to create graffiti, covering such topics as designing letters, using effects, and handling spray cans, and includes a teacher's manual that offers advice on planning lessons on the art's theories and practices.
Author: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
With its vibrant colors, personal point of view, and brilliantly complex designs, graffiti has finally won recognition as an art form. And, like all artists, graffitists need a place to plot out their ideas. Building on our successful line of bound sketchbooks, this blank volume is aimed at the hip, young artists (and those aspiring to be) in the burgeoning field of graffiti art. Containing plain pages as well as a graph paper insert, it resembles the hardcover “blackbook” that’s standard must-have equipment for these cutting-edge painters. Not only will it be where they painstakingly draft their designs, but artists will use it for written notes, pasted-in photos and source material, and an all-in-one portfolio for their very best work.
Author: Claudia Walde
Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely design complete alphabets. Claudia Walde has spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from 30 countries with a view to showing the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures. All of the artists have roots in graffiti. Some are world renowned such as 123 Klan (Canada), Faith47 (South Africa) and Hera (Germany); others are lesser known or only now starting to emerge. Each artist received the same brief: to design all 26 letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. How they approached this task and selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them. The results are a fascinating insight into the creative process.
Something Torn and New
Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publisher: Basic Books
Novelist Ngugi wa Thiong'o has been a force in African literature for decades: Since the 1970s, when he gave up the English language to commit himself to writing in African languages, his foremost concern has been the critical importance of language to culture. InSomething Torn and New, Ngugi explores Africa's historical, economic, and cultural fragmentation by slavery, colonialism, and globalization. Throughout this tragic history, a constant and irrepressible force was Europhonism: the replacement of native names, languages, and identities with European ones. The result was the dismemberment of African memory. Seeking to remember language in order to revitalize it, Ngugi's quest is for wholeness. Wide-ranging, erudite, and hopeful,Something Torn and New is acri de coeur to save Africa's cultural future.
Graffiti Coloring Book
Author: Uzi Wufc
Publisher: Dokument Forlag & Dist
67 of Scandinavia's best graffiti writers have provided the outlines - now it's up to the reader to chose the colours. As fun for children as it is for adults, the Graffiti Coloring Book features drawings by legends such as Skil, Nug, Egs and Bates.
Art and Revolution
Author: Gerald Raunig
A philosopher and art theorist extends the poststructuralist theory of revolution to the nexus of art and activism.
Prominent art historian Thomas Crow shows that the connections between avant-garde art and modern mass culture have always been necessary to both. Crow recounts vivid episodes involving Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Christopher Williams, and many others, arriving at fresh and original insights into modern art and its place in late 20th-century culture. 37 color and 54 b&w illustrations.
What is Mathematics?
Author: Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins, Ian Stewart
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A discussion of fundamental mathematical principles from algebra to elementary calculus designed to promote constructive mathematical reasoning.
Author: Pascal Griener, Oskar Bätschmann
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Hans Holbein the Younger was the leading artist of the Northern Renaissance, yet his life and work are not nearly as well-documented as those of his contemporaries Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo. That omission has been remedied with this acclaimed study by Oskar Bätschmann and Pascal Griener. Hans Holbein chronicles the life and oeuvre of Holbein (1497/8–1543), as Bätschmann and Griener apply their considerable knowledge to explore the full range of cultural and social influences that affected him and his work. The artist’s friendships with leading thinkers such as Erasmus and Thomas More, the development of his painting style, and the cultural influences on his work are all discussed here in this unparalleled and in-depth biography that will be essential to the bookshelf of every art lover. This second edition includes an expanded introduction and additional images.
Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
The evolution, principles and practices of distance education describes distance education as it is today and does so against the background of its history. Basic concerns are how the constituent elements of distance education, i.e. subject-matter presentation and interaction, have been brought about at different stages in this history and what their character has been and is. Thus online conferences and other possibilities opened by modern technology are given attention in the presentation of today's practice. So are theoretical approaches to the subject and the application of these to the practice of distance education. The discussion of student's independence in distance education is thus followed from Hermod and Lighty to Peters. The everyday concerns of distance educators are further carefully dealt with. This book summarises and updates the author's earlier writings at the same time as it pays attention to the evolutionary development of distance education. It is based on the literature available and empirical studies made as well as on the author's practical experience. engl.
Author: Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant
Traces the history of New York graffiti, shows a variety of painted subway cars, and desribes the graffiti writers and how they work
Atlas of Shiatsu
Author: Wilfried Rappenecker, Meike Kockrick
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Atlas of Shiatsu presents clear, detailed descriptions of the twelve main meridians used in Shiatsu practice. The study of the meridians is a difficult aspect of Shiatsu training and this highly-illustrated atlas explains and illustrates their positions within the body. The description of each meridian is supported by 15-30 illustrations. Clear and detailed descriptions of each of the twelve main meridians used in Shiatsu practice Highly illustrated, with 15-30 illustrations supporting the description of each meridian Attractively designed The first atlas of shiatsu
Author: Volkmar Essers
Le Bonheur de Vivre: The vital colors and shapes of a modernist masterThe work of Henri Matisse (1869 1954) reflects an ongoing belief in the power of brilliant colors and simple forms. Though famed in particular for his paintings, Matisse also worked with drawing, sculpture, lithography, stained glass, and collage, developing his unique cut-out medium when old age left him unable to stand and paint.Matisse s subjects were often conventional: nudes, portraits, and figures in landscapes, Oriental scenes, and interior views, but in his handling of bold color and fluid draftsmanship, he secured his place as a 20th-century master. It was Matisse s palette that particularly thrilled the modern imagination. With vivid blue, amethyst purple, egg-yolk yellow, and many shades beyond he liberated his work from a meticulous representation of reality and sought instead a vital harmony, often referring to music as an inspiration or analogy for his work.From vast patterned panels to simple and tender portraits, this book introduces the full reach and creativity of Matisse s career, spanning his early work within the Fauvism movement right through to his latter-year projects such as Jazz and the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence.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"