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Foundations in comic book art: fundamental tools and techniques for sequential artists
by Lowe, John

9780770436964John Paul LoweFoundations in Comic Book Art: SCAD Creative Essentials (Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Sequential Artists)A comprehensive guide to creating and developing comic book and graphic novel art, from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction. Artists seeking a way to break into the exciting world of sequential art first need to master the tools, techniques, and habits used by their favorite pencillers, inkers, and digital artists for creating dynamic, exciting comic artwork. In Foundations for Comic Book Art , the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)--a leading force in art and design education--enlists one of its top instructors, John Paul Lowe, to provide aspiring comic book makers with a thorough primer for creative comics, featuring must-know concepts like contour drawing, mastering perspective, using photo-reference, and adding digital patterns. Examples from the works of SCAD faculty, alumni, and students are paired with Lowe's easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons and exercises for readers, demonstrating the vital processes all would-be sequential artists have to know before joining the ranks of the comic book-making elite. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - NC1764 .L68 2014
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Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: a sense of place
by Lynes, Barbara Buhler; Poling-Kempes, Lesley; Turner, Frederick W

9780691116594Barbara Buhler Lynes; Lesley Poling-Kempes; Frederick W. Turner; Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Staff (Contribution by); Columbus Museum of Art Staff (Contribution by); Delaware Art Museum Staff (Contribution by)Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of PlaceWhen Georgia O'Keeffe first visited New Mexico in 1917, she was instantly drawn to the stark beauty of its unusual architectural and landscape forms. In 1929, she began spending part of almost every year painting there, first in Taos, and subsequently in and around Alcalde, Abiquiu, and Ghost Ranch, with occasional excursions to remote sites she found particularly compelling. Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico is the first book to analyze the artist's famous depictions of these Southwestern landscapes. Beautifully illustrated and gracefully written, the book accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It reproduces the exhibition's 50 paintings and includes striking photographs of the sites that inspired them as well as diagrams of the region's distinctive geology. The book examines the magnificence of O'Keeffe's work through essays by three noted authors. Barbara Buhler Lynes, Curator of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and organizer of the exhibition, discusses the relationship of the artist's paintings to the places that inspired her. Frederick Turner offers an illuminating essay contrasting O'Keeffe's fabled aloofness from the well-established art colony in Santa Fe with her intense closeness to the local landscape she so fiercely loved. Lesley Poling-Kempes furnishes a fascinating chronicle of O'Keeffe's years in the region as well as a useful explanation of the geological forces that produced the intense colors and dramatic shapes of the landscapes O'Keeffe painted. EXHIBIT SCHEDULE: ? Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Santa Fe, New Mexico June 11-September 12, 2004 Columbus Museum of Art Columbus, Ohio October 1, 2004-January 16, 2005 Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, New York January 28-May 08, 2005 - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - ND237.O5 A42 2004
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Tattoo art & design
by Surya, Shirley

9780789315281Victionary Staff (Editor)Tattoo Art and DesignTattoos are sexy, fashionable, and creative. This compendium features over 480 designs by the world's leading young graphic artists for tattoos that are new, different, and edgy.Little has appeared that explores fresh designs for tattoos by contemporary graphic artists and designers. Tattoo Art & Design corrects this with designs by over 60 of today's up-and-coming designers. They draw inspiration from diverse cultures and media, and bridge the highly graphic world of skin art and the exploding creativity in graphic design communities worldwide. Among the featured designers are Kinpro, Klaus Haapaniemi, Marcus Oakley, Rex Koo, Rinzen, Musa Collective, and Stapelberg & Fritz. The designs featured here shatter the conventional notion of the tattoo. Gone are hearts inscribed with names, anchors, Celtic harps, or tribal bands. Instead, the tattoo designs are based on Japanese anim#65533; characters, abstract art, hip-hop culture, and Day-Glo pop art in a palette of vibrant colors and elaborate shapes. These fun and playful designs will inspire a new breed of tattoo artist as well as the next generation of graphic designers. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - GT2345 .T3724 2007
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Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973: genius of the century
by Walther, Ingo F

9783822859704Ingo F. WaltherPicassoOne name in the history of the 20th century art stands out over all others: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). As painter, graphic artist and sculptor, he displayed an inventive enterprise and innovative bravado that always kept him one step ahead of his contemporaries. As one of them, the painter Max Ernst, ruefully put it: No one can touch Picasso. He is genius incarnate. The works selected here cover Picasso's entire output, from the less familiar to key masterpieces such as Guernica, from the Blue and Rose Periods early in his career through his cubist and classicist phases and the formal experiments of the Thirties to his later involvement with politics in art. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - ND553 .P5 W237 2007
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A people's art history of the United States
by Lampert, Nicolas

9781595583246Nicolas LampertA People's Art History of the United StatesA People's Art History of the United States starts at the bottom and places art and the history thereof squarely in the rough-and-tumble of politics, social struggles and the fight for justice from the colonial era through the present day. In this politically-charged narrative, author and radical artist Nicolas Lampert combines historical commentary with detailed examinations of individual artists and their works. The book spans the conquest of the Americas, the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, women's suffrage and feminism, civil rights and much more. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - N72.P6 L37 2013
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - N72.P6 L37 2013
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The world atlas of street art and graffiti
by Schacter, Rafael

9780300199420Rafael Schacter; John Fekner (Foreword by)The World Atlas of Street Art and GraffitiPainted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the "cholo" graffiti of Los Angeles. Today, street art has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe, evolving into a highly complex and ornate art form. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive survey of international street art, focusing on the world's most influential urban artists and artworks. Since the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably linked to specific streets and places, this beautifully illustrated volume features specially commissioned "city artworks" that provide an intimate understanding of these metropolitan landscapes. Organized geographically by country and city, more than 100 of today's most important street artists--including Espo in New York, Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles, Os Gêmeos in Brazil, and Anthony Lister in Australia--are profiled alongside key examples of their work. The evolution of street art and graffiti within each region is also chronicled, providing essential historical context. With contributions by the foremost authorities on street art and graffiti, this landmark publication provides a nuanced understanding of a widespread contemporary art practice. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti emphasizes urban art's powerful commitment to a spontaneous creativity that is inherently connected to the architecture of the metropolis. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - ND2590 .S34 2013
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - ND2590 .S34 2013
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Digital nature photography: the art and the science
by Gerlach, John; Gerlach, Barbara

9780415742429John and Barbara GerlachDigital Nature Photography: The Art and the ScienceIdentifying a beautiful image in nature is easy, but capturing it is often challenging. To truly seize the essence of a photograph shot out of the studio and in the world requires an artistic eye and impeccable set of photographic techniques. John and Barbara Gerlach have been teaching photographers how to master the craft of photographing nature and the outdoors through their workshops and best-selling books for more than twenty years.  Now, equipped with brand new images to share and skills to teach, this celebrated photo team is sharing their latest lessons in the second edition of Digital Nature Photography . Notable revisions in this new edition include introducing the concepts of focus stacking and HDR, as well as expanded discussions of multiple exposure, wireless flash, RGB histograms, live view, shutter priority with auto ISO, hand-held shooting techniques, and the author's equipment selections. The inspiring imagery in this book covers a broader range of subjects than before including ghost towns, the night sky, animals, and sports, in addition to the classic nature photographs we expect from this very talented author team. This book is a comprehensive guide to one of the broadest subjects in photography, explained and dymystified by two respected masters. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - TR267 .G475 2015
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