424 books for genre «Art, Architecture & Photography»

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It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-­second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous—the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would . . .

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Neil MacGregor has blazed an unusual path to international renown. As director of the British Museum, he organized an exhibit that aimed to tell the history of humanity through the stories of one hundred objects made, used, venerated, or discarded by man. The exhibit and its accompanying BBC radio series broke broadcasting records and MacGregor’s book became a bestselling sensation on both sides of the Atlantic and a huge Christmas hit, with more than 100,­000 copies in print in the United States alone. Examining items from a chopping tool from Africa’s Olduvai Gorge to the credit card, is an engrossing and profoundly original work of history that will captivate readers for many years to come.

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"One of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Ever.­" - BT, Grammy Nominated Composer and Technologist "This is me. This is you. This is us. This is every human being, past and present, old and young, of every ethnicity, race and faith. Our every complex human emotion translated into words. Someone knows and someone understands. This is the essence of what it truly means to be human.­" - Ethar El-­Katatney, CNN African Journalist Of The Year, award-­winning journalist, blogger and author. "The magnificent beauty of I Wrote This For You is quite simply this: the book is elegantly incomplete without you. No one else in the world can read it the way you do. No one.­" - Matthew E. May, Author of The Elegant Solution, In Pursuit Of Elegance, The Shibumi Strategy "I bought the 'I Wrote This For You' book in actual, real-­life paperback, and it soothes my soul. Buy it if you can.­" - Laura Prudom, Associate Editor for AOL/HuffPo TV ***** I need you to understand something. I wrote this . . .

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"This book supports my own 30-­year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.­”
 
— John Romero, co-­founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc.
"Solarski’s methodology here is to show us the artistic techniques that every artist should know, and then he transposes them to the realm of video games to show how they should be used to create a far more artful gaming experience ... if I were an artist planning to do video game work, I’d have a copy of this on my shelf.­"
— Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room
Video games are not a revolution in art history, but an evolution . Whether the medium is paper or canvas—or a computer screen—the artist’s challenge is to make something without depth seem like a window into a living, breathing world. Video game art is no different. . . .

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The world of Raymond E. Feist is brought to stunning life in this illustrated deluxe compendium, complete with maps, character drawings, and first-­person narrative text by the master of fantasy fiction. Part travel log/journal and part atlas, brings the fictional world of Midkemia to vivid, illustrative life, and gives readers a completely new look at the creative genius of Raymond E. Feist. Written in first-­person—a first for veteran bestseller Raymond Feist—the book details the life and times of Pug of Stardock, the hero of Feist’s. Beautiful hand-­drawn maps illustrate the changes in Midkemia’s geography as war ravages the land and physically alters the landscape; dedicated readers and fans can literally trace the changes made by each battle. Complete with thirty pieces of specially commissioned artwork, this book is a totally immersive look into the world of Midkemia as never experienced before.

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Chibis, Mascots, and More covers the popular genre of Chibis--­tiny, highly expressive characters and their faithful but volatile friends. With lessons on the body construction, expressions, and character types that are unique to the chibi genre, as well as demonstrations that teach how to draw their critter friends, this book covers everything readers need to go from chibi fans to chibi artists. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart's in-­depth step-­by-­steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book's pages.

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At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised.
In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.
Focusing on the eleven-­month period between D-­Day and V-­E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

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A round-­the-­world bicycle tour with one of the most original artists of our day.
Urban bicycling has become more popular than ever as recession- strapped, climate-­conscious city dwellers reinvent basic transportation. In this wide-­ranging memoir, artist/musician David Byrne-­who has relied on a bike to get around New York City since the early 1980s-­relates his adventures as he pedals through an engages with some of the world's major cities. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, he meets a range of people both famous and ordinary, shares his thoughts on art, fashion, music, globalization, and the ways that many places are becoming more bike-­friendly. Bicycle Diaries is an adventure on two wheels conveyed with humor, curiosity, and humanity.

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