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release date: Feb 28, 2017
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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors
#1 New York Times bestseller | Amazon "Best Books of the Month"

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans.  With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

 
Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally.  
 
Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has "little awareness" of the issues facing them and their families.
 
Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation’s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians. It is President Bush’s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed. 
 
 
President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.
release date: Feb 21, 2017
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The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda™ including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.

Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise!
 
A nostalgic look at the past!
 
An exciting look at the future!
 
Interviews with some of the artists behind The Legend of Zelda™ series!
release date: Mar 14, 2017
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The Art of Ghost in the Shell
Discover the incredible art behind Ghost in the Shell, the much-anticipated sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson. 

Discover the incredible artwork behind the creation of Ghost in the Shell, the much-anticipated live-action film that brings to life the adventures of cybernetic detective Major Mira Killian and her crack cyberterrorism squad, Section 9. Directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Scarlett Johansson as the Major, the film required the creation of a unique futuristic world where the vast majority of the population has had their bodies augmented with cybernetic enhancements. Working with the award-winning Weta Workshop, Sanders and his team designed every aspect of this startling new world, from cityscapes filled with holograms the size of skyscrapers to robotic geishas, futuristic weaponry, and bionic limbs. This deluxe book reveals the full creative journey behind Ghost in the Shell through interviews with the cast and crew and a wealth of incredible never-before-seen art that showcases the amazing vision that brought the film to the screen.
release date: May 08, 2012
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Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More...
DRAW 50 ANIMALS is a step-by-step, easy-to-use drawing book that will help kids and adults alike develop their technical drawing skills and build a repertoire of animal subjects.

Fifty furry, scaly and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to learn how to draw, including a lion, a giraffe, a dinosaur, a penguin, a bunny, a shark, and much more. It's easy to bring these animals to life the Draw 50 way.

Over the past thirty years, celebrated author Lee J. Ames' distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for those wishing to draw everything from animals to airplanes. The books in the Draw 50 series have sold more than 5 million copies and have shown artists from beginning to advanced levels how to draw.
release date: Jan 17, 2017
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Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery.
 
Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science. Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary.
 
These drawings are explored from multiple perspectives: Larry W. Swanson describes Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience; Lyndel King and Eric Himmel explore his artistic roots and achievement; Eric A. Newman provides commentary on the drawings; and Janet M. Dubinsky describes contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques. This book is the companion to a traveling exhibition opening at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis in February 2017, marking the first time that many of these works, which are housed at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, have been seen outside of Spain.
 
Beautiful Brain showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.
release date: Jan 27, 2015
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Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman)

See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman’s whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you. 

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release date: Aug 09, 2005
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The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
The intimate life of artist Frida Kahlo is wonderfully revealed in the illustrated journal she kept during her last 10 years. This passionate and at times surprising record contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams; many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera, along with 70 mesmerising watercolour illustrations. The text entries in brightly coloured inks make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read. Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than thirty-five operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of eighteen.
release date: Apr 01, 2016
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Color Quest: Extreme Coloring Challenges to Complete
Colorists, puzzle fans, and challenge seekers, take note: you will love this color-by-number book that is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Grab your colored pens or pencils and start coloring the numbered shapes…and in no time at all, you'll free the images concealed on the page. Your odyssey will take you on a magical journey to find artistic gems that are hiding in plain sight, including a mighty lion camouflaged beneath dots, a peacock prancing amidst hexagons, or a turtle masked by squares. Once you've completed them, perforated pages allow you to pull them out--making them perfect for decorating, framing, or giving as gifts. It's all just waiting to be liberated by you as you color each one, breathe new life into these pages, and uncover stunning and intricate works of art in your Color Quest.
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release date: May 31, 2011
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Figure Drawing for All It's Worth
The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.

His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.
release date: Nov 19, 2016
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Magical Forest: An Adult Coloring Book with Enchanted Forest Animals, Fantasy Landscape Scenes, Country Flower Designs, and Mythical Nature Patterns

2017 AMAZON BEST SELLER

This incredible adult coloring book by best-selling artist Jade Summer is the perfect way to relieve stress and aid relaxation while enjoying beautiful and highly detailed images. Each coloring page will transport you into a world of your own while your responsibilities will seem to fade away...

Use Any of Your Favorite Tools
Including colored pencils, pens, and fine-tipped markers.

One Image Per Page
Each image is printed on black-backed pages to prevent bleed-through.

Display Your Artwork
You can display your artwork with a standard 8.5" x 11" frame.

Two Copies of Every Image
Enjoy coloring your favorite images a second time, color with a friend, or have an extra copy in case you make a mistake.

Includes FREE Digital Version
As a special bonus, you can download a PDF and print your favorite images to as many times as you want.

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Makes the Perfect Gift
Surprise that special someone in your life and make them smile. Buy two copies and enjoy coloring together.

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