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release date: Jan 01, 1997
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Design Language
Design Language brings fresh insight to students and practicing designers by examining the words they use. This compact volume presents 100 keywords with background etymology and commentary. Whether the word is as familiar as edge or perhaps new to you like synesthesia, you’ll find yourself moving easily from one entry to the next, intrigued by the rich layers of meaning you discover. Design Language understands that a book can’t teach design. Instead, it helps people learn design, by using vocabulary to explore style, form, and composition.
release date: May 26, 2004
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The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques, Fifth Edition

Now available in its fifth edition, The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques presents a comprehensive survey of all aspects of making ceramics for craft potters and ceramic artists. With its sound, practical explanations of ceramic processes, this indispensable reference book has gained a reputation as "the potter's bible." Professional potters, beginners, students, and collectors will find authoritative information clearly and logically presented.

Frank and Janet Hamer explain the sources and character of materials, the behavior of clays and glaze minerals during forming and firing processes, forming methods, and glaze construction. In addition to brief outlines and detailed articles with cross references to illustrations, color photographs illustrate glaze effects and surfaces featured in the work of inventive, contemporary potters. The varied techniques of Raku, maiolica, crystalline glazes, salt and soda, stoneware, and porcelain are also presented in a new color section.

This new edition has been updated to include auto-reduction, crystalline glazes, insulation, stains, and specialized firing and fuming techniques. With upwards of 800 illustrations to clarify everything in the ceramic world, in its fifth edition The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques will continue to serve as the authority on all things ceramic.

release date: Aug 01, 2002
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1000 Symbols: What Shapes Mean in Art & Myth

Symbols are an international language, but that language is far from universal. Different symbols mean radically different things in different contexts - a cross, a crane, or a swastika each have a distinct meaning for a Buddhist, an art historian, or a student of the occult.

1000 Symbols offers a comprehensive directory of symbols in clear, detailed artworks, each accompanied by a definition of the symbol's history and its cross-cultural meanings.

Beginning with an alphabetical, cross-referenced index, the book is then organized into groupings of related symbols:

Geometrical Shapes-circle, square, triangle, pentagram, crescent, and spiral are just a few of the entries.

The Universe and the Elements includes all the symbols for the world around us-earth, air, fire, and water, as well as times of day or month, and the planets.

Characters and People details the symbolism attached to specific characters or to people and their general attributes.

Living Creatures denotes the symbolism of animals, birds, fish, and insects.

Flowers, Plants, and Trees highlights the symbolism of growing things, from the oak to the lotus.

Mythical Beasts contains beasts from the myths and legends of all cultures, including hybrids such as the centaur.

Objects and Artifacts includes made or manufactured objects of symbolism, from knot to labyrinth.

Numbers and Colors outlines their symbolic attributes in different cultures and contexts.

Whether you are baffled by the relevance of the winged staff held by Mercury in a classical painting or wonder about the number of branches on the Hebrew menorah, this comprehensive directory will give you the information you are looking for, and place the explanation in its historical and cultural context.

1000 illustrations in 2 colors
release date: Nov 24, 2006
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Glass Notes, a reference for the glass artist
Glass Notes includes up to date illustrated information on building glass furnaces, annealing ovens, glory holes and other equipment. Other information includes how to cast and fuse glass, how to batch glass and proper annealing. Experts have written detailed information on pate de verre, fuming, proper insulation of ovens and heat recuperation, building to code, calculating air changes. An up-to-date section on suppliers of material and equipment is included. Glass Notes is fully indexed for easy referencing.
release date: Feb 29, 2000
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The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature (Sierra Club Books Publication)
Plein-air painting is the art of painting out-of-doors, on site, and completing the work at one sitting. In this lively guide, acclaimed artist, author, and instructor Cathy Johnson provides a friendly introduction to all facets of plein-air painting—from selecting and using basic materials (including pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, brushes, and papers) to weathering outdoor conditions and dealing with the challenges of capturing ever-changing light. Richly illustrated with studies, sketches, and paintings by the author and others, this book will inspire and guide beginners and accomplished artists alike in this time-honored pastime.
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release date: Apr 05, 2001
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Colour Mixing Swatch Book
Michael Wilcox is the specialist publishers of books, courses, workbooks, videos and CDs covering all aspects of colour mixing and use, artist's paints, pigments and painting techniques.This is the only book of its kind on the market. It is pocket-sized for convenient use, in or away from the studio. Only standard, easily obtainable colours are used. It provides a very wide range of colours to suit the needs of the artist and craft worker. It presents 2,400 mixes from just 12 colours. Find and quickly mix almost any green, violet, orange, red, yellow, blue, brown or grey. Mix the colours you want - without a moment's hesitation.
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release date: Apr 01, 1984
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Illustrated Dictionary of Art Terms: A Handbook for the Artist and Art Lover
Explains terms connected with art movements, methods, materials, tools, and philosophical concepts
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release date: Dec 01, 1993
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Pronunciation Dictionary of Artists' Names
The revised edition of Dictionary of Pronunciation of Artists' Names (1989), itself the revision of a work published by The Art Institute of Chicago in 1935. Includes some 4,000 artists' names with phonetic pronunciation, birth and death dates, nationality and/or school, and primary media. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
release date: Jun 21, 2021
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release date: Mar 01, 1997
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Tibetan Art: Toward a Definition of Style
Book by Casey Singer, Jane, Denwood, Philip
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