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The Non-Designer's Design Book (Non Designer's Design Book)
by Robin Williams

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

November 20, 2014

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<p>For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition,聽<i>The Non-Designer鈥檚 Design Book聽</i>offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity.聽</p> <p> <br /> </p> <p>Whether you鈥檙e a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence.</p> <p> </p> <p>THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU聽</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>The four principles of design that underlie 聽every design project聽</li> <li>How to design with color聽</li> <li>How to design with type聽</li> <li>How to combine typefaces for maximum effect聽</li> <li>How to see and think like a professional designer聽</li> <li>Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects聽</li> </ul> <p> </p> <br />
Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
by Stephanie Storey

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 01, 2016

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In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From 1501 to 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself.<br /><br />Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Leonardo's life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can't seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is haunted by a woman he has seen in the market--a merchant's wife, whom he is finally commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse.<br /><br />Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and lack of sophistication. Michelangelo both loathes and worships Leonardo's genius.<br /><br /><i>Oil and Marble</i> is the story of their nearly forgotten rivalry. <br /><br />Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Wa...
by , Robert Fabricant

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<p>In <i>User Friendly</i>, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need. Spanning over a century of sweeping changes, from women鈥檚 rights to the Great Depression to World War II to the rise of the digital era, this book unpacks the ways in which the world has been鈥攁nd continues to be鈥攔emade according to the principles of the once-obscure discipline of user-experience design.</p><p>In this essential text, Kuang and Fabricant map the hidden rules of the designed world and shed light on how those rules have caused our world to change鈥攁n underappreciated but essential history that鈥檚 pieced together for the first time. Combining the expertise and insight of a leading journalist and a pioneering designer, <i>User Friendly</i> provides a definitive, thoughtful, and practical perspective on a topic that has rapidly gone from arcane to urgent to inescapable. In <i>User Friendly</i>, Kuang and Fabricant tell the whole story for the first time鈥攁nd you鈥檒l never interact with technology the same way again.</p>
The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History
by Kassia St. Clair

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English

Pages

363

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p><strong>A <em>Sunday Times</em> (UK) Book of the Year<br /><br />Shortlisted 鈥?Society of Authors' Somerset Maugham Award<br /><br />A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week</strong></p><br /><p><strong>The best-selling author of <em>The Secret Lives of Color</em> returns with this rollicking narrative of the 30,000-year history of fabric, briskly told through thirteen charismatic episodes.</strong></p><br /><p>From colorful 30,000-year-old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to the Indian calicoes that sparked the Industrial Revolution, <em>The Golden Thread</em> weaves an illuminating story of human ingenuity. Design journalist Kassia St. Clair guides us through the technological advancements and cultural customs that would redefi ne human civilization鈥攆rom the fabric that allowed mankind to achieve extraordinary things (traverse the oceans and shatter athletic records) and survive in unlikely places (outer space and the South Pole). She peoples her story with a motley cast of characters, including Xiling, the ancient Chinese empress credited with inventing silk, to Richard the Lionhearted and Bing Crosby. Offering insights into the economic and social dimensions of clothmaking鈥攁nd countering the enduring, often demeaning, association of textiles as 鈥渕erely women鈥檚 work鈥濃€?lt;em>The Golden Thread</em> offers an alternative guide to our past, present, and future.</p>
Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages
by Jack Hartnell

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English

Pages

350

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p><strong>With wit, wisdom, and a sharp scalpel, Jack Hartnell dissects the medieval body and offers a remedy to our preconceptions.</strong></p><br /><p>Just like us, medieval men and women worried about growing old, got blisters and indigestion, fell in love, and had children. And yet their lives were full of miraculous and richly metaphorical experiences radically different from our own, unfolding in a world where deadly wounds might be healed overnight by divine intervention, or where the heart of a king, plucked from his corpse, could be held aloft as a powerful symbol of political rule.</p><br /><p>In this richly illustrated and unusual history, Jack Hartnell uncovers the fascinating ways in which people thought about, explored, and experienced their physical selves in the Middle Ages, from Constantinople to Cairo and Canterbury. Unfolding like a medieval pageant, and filled with saints, soldiers, caliphs, queens, monks and monstrous beasts, this book throws light on the medieval body from head to toe鈥攔evealing the surprisingly sophisticated medical knowledge of the time.</p><br /><p>Bringing together medicine, art, music, politics, philosophy, religion, and social history, Hartnell's work is an excellent guide to what life was really like for the men and women who lived and died in the Middle Ages. Perfumed and decorated with gold, fetishized or tortured, powerful even beyond death, these medieval bodies are not passive and buried away; they can still teach us what it means to be human.</p><br />Some images in this ebook are not displayed due to permissions issues.
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartiga...
by Mary Gabriel

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English

Pages

945

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b>Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, <i>New York Times</i>).</b><br /><br />Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, <i>Ninth Street Women</i> is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.<br /><br /> Gutsy and indomitable, Lee Krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. Elaine de Kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. <br />Grace Hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Joan Mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. And Helen Frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life. Her gamble paid off: At twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting.<br /><br /> These women changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. In <i>Ninth Street Women, </i>acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.<br />
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
by Hannah Fry

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize<br /><br /><br /><br />A look inside the algorithms that are shaping our lives and the dilemmas they bring with them.</strong></p><br /><p>If you were accused of a crime, who would you rather decide your sentence鈥攁 mathematically consistent algorithm incapable of empathy or a compassionate human judge prone to bias and error? What if you want to buy a driverless car and must choose between one programmed to save as many lives as possible and another that prioritizes the lives of its own passengers? And would you agree to share your family鈥檚 full medical history if you were told that it would help researchers find a cure for cancer?</p><br /><p>These are just some of the dilemmas that we are beginning to face as we approach the age of the algorithm, when it feels as if the machines reign supreme. Already, these lines of code are telling us what to watch, where to go, whom to date, and even whom to send to jail. But as we rely on algorithms to automate big, important decisions鈥攊n crime, justice, healthcare, transportation, and money鈥攖hey raise questions about what we want our world to look like. What matters most: Helping doctors with diagnosis or preserving privacy? Protecting victims of crime or preventing innocent people being falsely accused?</p><br /><p><em>Hello World</em> takes us on a tour through the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us on a daily basis. Mathematician Hannah Fry reveals their inner workings, showing us how algorithms are written and implemented, and demonstrates the ways in which human bias can literally be written into the code. By weaving in relatable, real world stories with accessible explanations of the underlying mathematics that power algorithms, <em>Hello World</em> helps us to determine their power, expose their limitations, and examine whether they really are improvement on the human systems they replace.</p>
A Month in Siena
by Hisham Matar

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English

Pages

111

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>From the Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning author of <i>The Return</i> comes a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life.</b><br /> <b>聽<br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE WASHINGTON POST </i>AND <i>EVENING STANDARD</i><br /></b><br /> After finishing his powerful memoir <i>The Return</i>, Hisham Matar, seeking solace and pleasure, traveled to Siena, Italy. Always finding comfort and clarity in great art, Matar immersed himself in eight significant works from the Sienese School of painting, which flourished from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. Artists he had admired throughout his life, including聽Duccio and Ambrogio Lorenzetti, evoke earlier engagements he鈥檇 had with works by Caravaggio and Poussin, and the personal experiences that surrounded those moments.<br /><br />Including beautiful聽full-color reproductions of the artworks,聽<i>A Month in Siena</i> is about what occurred between Matar, those paintings, and the city. That month would be an extraordinary period in the writer鈥檚 life: an exploration of how art can console and disturb in equal measure, as well as an intimate encounter with a city and its inhabitants. This is a gorgeous meditation on how centuries-old art can illuminate our own inner landscape鈥攃urrent relationships, long-lasting love, grief, intimacy, and solitude鈥攁nd shed further light on the present world around us.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Month in Siena</i></b><br /><br />鈥淎s exquisitely structured as聽<i>The Return</i>, driven by desire, yearning, loss, illuminated by the kindness of strangers.聽<i>A Month in Siena</i>聽is a triumph.鈥?lt;b>鈥擯eter Carey</b>
The Friedman Archives Guide to Sony's A7R IV
by Gary L. Friedman

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English

Pages

1043

Publication Date

November 14, 2019

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Gary Friedman has amassed a reputation for explaining complex things in easy-to-understand terms.<br />In this 740-page (!) book, every feature is described in remarkable detail. (Including one I'll bet you haven't read about anywhere else.) <br /> <br />Topics covered include:<br />* Gary's personal camera settings<br />* All of the hidden features that are NOT in the menus<br />* All the different ways to tether the camera, both wired and wireless<br />* All of the FTP options, including how you can caption, keyword, and upload everything while still in the field!<br />* A step-by-step guide to producing images that are 240 megapixels in size<br />* My workflow for reducing high ISO noise using three different programs<br />* Untangling the alphabet soup that is video nomenclature<br />* How to communicate with your camera when it's off (!)<br /> <br />Join the legions of satisfied readers that have relied on Gary to get the most out of their digital cameras!
The Modern Artist's Way: How to Build a Successful Career as a Cr...
by Bridgette Mayer

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English

Pages

94

Publication Date

January 10, 2020

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<p>Practical, Motivational and Inspirational <strong>The Modern Artist鈥檚 Way: How to Build a Successful Career as a Creative in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century</strong> is a new business book by art dealer and advisor, curator, speaker and inspirational coach Bridgette Mayer.</p><p>ART MBA presents a logical and action-oriented approach to building your art and creative business. Through examples and case studies as well as action steps, it will teach you how to take control of the outcomes you want to achieve in your creative business.聽</p><p>With insights learned from the past twenty years of running a multi-million dollar business and crafting the careers of many creatives as well as building world class collections, business guru Bridgette Mayer takes us through the steps to defining what makes you happy, how to value your creative work and practice, creating a vision and a plan as well as finding people who can help you and creating a modern artist career you can be proud of.聽 Practicing these principles and ideas daily and building on them can give you the career you have dreamed of!</p>

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