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The field of "Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks" is gaining importance and restorers and laser scientists now work together to develop new applications. This book presents a fascinating and valuable application of laser technology. The proceedings of the 2005 congress addresses scientists, conservator-restorers, companies, architects, decision-makers and other experts involved in conservation projects or in the research of new laser equipment..

Crafts & Hobbies

The Papercraft Ideas Book | Jessica Baldry

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Bursting with ideas for papercraft subjects, methods and styles, this book is a visual feast and source of inspiration for artists of all abilities looking to expand their papercraft skills. Discover more than 80 stunning papercraft artworks by contemporary, international artists, and reinvigorate your own practice with the help of their diverse and innovative approaches. Techniques include 3D collage, paper marbling and paper quilling, as well as stitching onto paper, paper embossing and traditional papercutting. Through countless tips and guidance, you'll be empowered to work with paper, expand your creativity and create art that is original and exciting..

Art

Tiny Tattoos | Rebecca Vincent

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A unique sourcebook of 1,000 mini works of art, ranging in myriad styles and subjects, curated by acclaimed tattoo artist Rebecca Vincent, complete with black-and-white illustrations and 50 color photographs throughout. Tiny tattoos are perennial favorites with both ink enthusiasts and the curious interested in getting their first piece of body art. Going back to the minimal style of the very first tattoos known to humanity—dotted patterns and lines found on mummies—celebrated English tattoo artist Rebecca Vincent brings together 1,000 small yet striking tattoos in this one-of-a-kind guide. Tiny Tattoos is the only contemporary source of inspiration for tattoo artists and fans interested in minimal ink designs. It offers advice drawn from Rebecca’s own experience; interviews with artists who specialize in smaller tattoos; a placement guide to show the parts of the body that heal fastest; information on the symbology behind select tattoos, including what they represent within the tattoo world and in other cultures; and pairing guides to show which tiny tattoos look good together. Whether you prefer classic or trendy, animals or symbols, thought-provoking words and quotes or food, this impressive work has the perfect image to help you express your personal creativity and personal style..

Technology & Engineering

Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks | Marta Castillejo,Pablo Moreno,Mohamed Oujja,Roxana Radvan,Javier Ruiz

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Laser systems and advanced optical techniques offer new solutions for conservation scientists, and provide answers to challenges in Conservation Science. Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks comprises selected contributions from the 7th International Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA VII, Madrid, Spain, 17-21 September.

Philosophy

Artworks | Robert Stecker

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What is art? What is it to understand a work of art? What is the value of art? Robert Stecker seeks to answer these central questions of aesthetics by placing them within the context of an ongoing debate criticizing, but also explaining what can be learned from, alternative views. His unified philosophy of art, defined in terms of its evolving functions, is used to explain and to justify current interpretive practices and to motivate an investigation of artistic value. Stecker defines art (roughly) as an item that is an artwork at time t if and only if it is in one of the central art forms at t and is intended to fulfill a function art has at t, or it is an artifact that achieves excellence in fulfilling such a function. Further, he sees the standard of acceptability for interpretations of artworks to be relative to their aim. Finally, he tries to understand the value of artworks through an analysis of literature and the identification of the most important functions of literary works. In addition to offering original answers to major questions of aesthetics, Artworks covers most of the major issues in contemporary analytic aesthetics and discusses many major, as well as many minor, figures who have written about these issues, including Stanley Fish, Joseph Margolis, Richard Rorty, and Richard Shusterman..

Social Science

Democratic Artworks | Charles Hersch

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Focusing on the political movements of the 1950s and 1960s, this book argues that the arts can strengthen democracy by politically educating citizens..

Technology & Engineering

Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks VIII | Roxana Radvan,John F. Asmus,Marta Castillejo,Paraskevi Pouli,Austin Nevin

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Laser techniques offer possibilities for the examination and conservation of artwork, and for the prevention of cultural heritage. This collection of peer reviewed papers from the 8th International Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks, Sibiu, Romania, September 21-25, 2009, addresses various aspects of cultural heritage preservation.

Law

The Sale of Misattributed Artworks and Antiques at Auction | Anne Laure Bandle

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The glamour and mystery of the art auction, gathering interested buyers from across the globe, makes it one of the most fascinating marketplaces in existence. ‘Sleepers’, artworks or antiques that have been undervalued and mislabelled due to an expert’s oversight and consequently undersold, appear regularly. This fascinating new book provides the first extensive study of the phenomenon of sleepers through an in-depth analysis of the contractual relationships, liability and remedies that arise in the context of auction sales..

Social Science

The Uses of Reason in the Evaluation of Artworks | Les Gillon

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This book uses an examination of the annual Turner Prize to defend the view that the evaluation of artworks is a reason-based activity, notwithstanding the lack of any agreed criteria for judging excellence in art. It undertakes an empirical investigation of actual critical practice as evident within published commentaries on the Prize in order to examine and test theories of critical evaluation, including the ideas of Noel Carroll, Frank Sibley, Kendall Walton and Suzanne Langer. Case studies of work by Turner Prize winners such as Steve McQueen, Martin Creed, Tomma Abts are used to explore definitions of art and concepts of artistic value and meaning. The book will be of interest to academics in the fields of aesthetics, contemporary art and cultural studies, but also to practitioners working in the arts, media and education..

Art

Frameworks, Artworks, Place | Timothy J. Mehigan

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"How space - mental, emotional, visual - is implicated in our constructions of reality and our art is the locus of this set of innovative essays. For the first time art theorists and historians, visual artists, literary critics and philosophers have come together to assay the problem of space both within conventional discipline boundaries and across them. What emerges is a stimulating discussion of the problem of embodied space and situated consciousness that will be of interest to the general reader as well as specialists working in the fields of art history and art practice, literature, philosophy and education."--BOOK JACKET..

Art

Jacqueline Wearing: Artworks | Jacqualine Wearing

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This comprehensive collection of works celebrates Jacqueline Wearings career from the 1960s until present, charting a fascinating and markedly individual exploration of diverse medium, technique and subject. Working varyingly with oil, watercolour, pastel, photography and assemblage, it is clear that Wearing relishes an element of discovery as she creates: she experiments freely with form in the Taking Shape series; delights in colour as the light bursts through her highly atmospheric Sunrise series; and employs a richly free handling to reveal an enigmatic presence within her stunning Un-named in oil. Although undoubtedly a student of the Modern, Wearing is also deeply inspired by the Romantic works of J M W Turner. This is traceable through the ephemeral atmosphere the artist captures within her enveloping landscapes, as well as in her love of natural form. This newly published anthology features 63 sumptuous illustrations of Wearings work. The catalogue is chronologically arranged, charting the works evolution over a 50-year period and enabling us to join the artist upon her remarkable journey of discovery..

Art

500 Tangled Artworks | Beckah Krahula

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Become inspired by this vast collection of meditative drawing tiles known as tangles! 500 Tangled Art Works, curated by Beckah Krahula, author of the bestselling book, One Zentangle a Day, is the first book to feature a large and wide-ranging collection of exciting, beautiful, and experimental drawings. Tangles, a one to four stroke repetitive pattern used in a meditative art form called Zentangle(TM), are showing up all over the world in drawings, paintings, and many forms of mixed media art. With an introduction and history of this zen art form, 500 Tangled Art Works shares basic techniques, and features a cutting edge collection of the latest and greatest drawing from this contemporary movement. After seeing this amazing assortment of art, it will be easier than ever to start tangling on your own!.

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Gumbo: The Poetry & Artworks | Jerome Strong

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Gumbo: The Poetry and Artworks is a collection of new poetry and original artwork by the poet. The poems relate to the simplicities of life. The poet believes that some the simple things that are the substance of life hold many of the most profound meanings we can ever get out of life. Moreover, these simplest of things seem to evade far too many of us as we are distracted by consumerism and the decadence which comes with conspicuous consumption. Gumbo is the third title publication which contains poems written by this poet. He is at once excited about a future publication of poetry written while an undergraduate in the early nineties..

Technology & Engineering

Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks | Klaus Dickmann,Costas Fotakis,John F. Asmus

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Since 1995, when Costas Fotakis first brought together restorers and scientists to discuss the potential of lasers in art conservation, the field has grown enormously in importance, and today restorers and laser scientists work together to develop new applications. This book presents the more than six dozen research papers prepared for LACONA V (Lasers in Art Conservation), held in Osnabrueck/Germany in September 2003. The fifth congress once again gathered restorers, art historians, museum staff, laser scientists and laser manufacturers. The topics include, among others: laser cleaning of artworks (case studies and side effects), removal of former conservation layers, fundamentals of laser-artwork interaction, online monitoring and process control, laser diagnostics, spectroscopy for monitoring and identification, networks and cooperation projects..

Comics & Graphic Novels

Sword Art Online abec Artworks | ,

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From the illustrator of the Sword Art Online light novel series comes a collection of artwork featuring illustrations from the first nine volumes, magazines, posters, character designs for the anime, and more!.

Comics & Graphic Novels

B: The Beginning Artworks | Kazuto Nakazawa

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We are proud to present this definitive art book of B the Beginning, a Japanese animation series produced by Production I.G and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa. Production I.G. is most notable for creating an Anime series like Ghost in the Shell and Psycho-Path. B the Beginning was Nakazawa’s first full-length animation series and season one started on March 2018 on Netflix. This dream collaboration between Production I.G., Kazuto Nakazawa and Netflix was a big success and both Production I.G and Kazuto Nakazawa became hugely famous and established their brand internationally. This success boosted Production I.G. and Kazuto Nakazawa’s popularity among international market and gained hardcore fans worldwide. This book collects rare, never-before-seen production materials from B the Beginning, the first season, such as character model sheets, story boards, still images, rough background illustrations, and layout drawings, all of which will sure to be treasure trove for hardcore fans. The text is translated into English but the original Japanese handwriting (instructions) remain on the layout and story board. ・"Material Book" is the blueprint for creating an Anime. ・It is an instruction documents shared with assistant animators by the director. The documents mainly consists from ・ "character model sheets", explains the features for each characters. ・ "Rough background illustrations" & "layout drawings" explains how certain landscapes and scenes should be. ・"Story boards", same with making movies this tells us how the scenes should be told. ・"Material Book" is the ultimate pass to the front-line of Anime production..

Computers

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Artworks | FromSoftware, Inc.

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Experience SEKIRO's unique take on the blood-soaked history of Japan's Sengoku Period with over 300 pages of storyboards, character designs, and concept art!.

Photography

Off the Walls | ,

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When life (in a global pandemic) imitates art . . . Van Gogh’s Starry Night made out of spaghetti? Cat with a Pearl Earring? Frida Kahlo self-portraits with pets and toilet paper? While the world reeled from the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), thousands of people around the globe, inspired by challenges from Getty and other museums, raided toy chests, repurposed pantry items, and enlisted family, roommates, and animals to re-create famous works of art at home. Astonishing in their creativity, wit, and ingenuity, these creations remind us of the power of art to unite us and bring joy during troubled times. Off the Walls: Inspired Re-Creations of Iconic Artworks celebrates these imaginative re-creations, bringing highlights from this challenge together in one whimsical, irresistible volume. Getty Publications will donate all profits from the sales of this book to Artist Relief, an emergency initiative offering resources to artists across the United States..

Art

The Calligraphy Ideas Book | Lyndsey Gribble

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Packed with fresh ideas for calligraphy techniques, styles and subjects, this book is a visual feast of inspiration for all abilities, whether you're new to calligraphy or looking to reinvigorate your practice. Boost your creativity with the help of more than 80 artworks by contemporary, international calligraphers, each demonstrating an interesting or innovative approach. Techniques include hot foiling, laser cutting and brush calligraphy, as well as general inspiration such as practising calligraphy on baubles, making calligraphy wrapping paper and customising your own tools. Explore both new and old methods and discover the basic skills to excel at this ancient art form. The art of calligraphy is the ultimate way to relax, restore and create beautiful pieces of art - and this book is sure to renew your creativity..

Philosophy

Therapeutic Aesthetics | Maria Walsh

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Therapeutic Aesthetics focuses on moving image artworks as expressive of social psychopathological symptoms that arise in a climate of neoliberal cognitive capitalism, such as anxiety, depression, post- traumatic stress disorder and burnout. The book is not about engaging with art as a therapy to express personal traumas and symptoms but proposes that a selective range of contemporary moving image artworks performatively mimic the psychopathologies of cognitive capitalism in a conflictual manner. Engaging with a range of philosophers and theorists, including Bernard Stiegler, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Judith Butler, Félix Guattari, and Eva Illouz, Maria Walsh proposes that there is no cure, only provisional moments of reparation. To address this idea, she uses the concept of the pharmakon, the Greek term for drug which means both remedy and poison. Through this approach, she maintains the conflict between the curative and the harmful in relation to moving image artworks by artists such as Omer Fast, Liz Magic Laser, Leigh Ledare, Oriana Fox, Gillian Wearing and Rehana Zaman. As transitional spaces, these artworks can enable a toleration of anxiety and conflict that may offer another kind of aesthetic self-cultivation than the subjection to biopolitical governance in cognitive capitalism..