Author: Geninne Zlatkis
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Presents projects, including cards, an embellished journal and tote, and decorative wall pieces; offers step-by-step photographs of the essentials; and showcases the author's signature designs that readers can use.
Author: Dover Publications Inc, Clip Art
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Vibrant, energetic, and bold, the stark designs of the hua yang patterns in Chinese art are easily suited to virtually any design-related project. Intricate motifs cut freehand from paper, they depict traditional symbols from Chinese art and literature. This collection features exotic, hand-cut images: florals, birds, reptiles, landscapes, insects, fish, human and mythological figures, Chinese characters, and more--all striking in their classical simplicity. Dover Original. One CD-ROM and paperbound book. 220 black-and-white illustrations.
Author: Lee Suttey
Publisher: Abrams Noterie
Get ready to tap into the trend of hand-drawn lettering with Sketching Type! Inside this guided sketchbook, you'll find more than 50 inspirational exercises and creative prompts divided by type style--retro, futuristic, ornamental, and fun--to help generate ideas, encourage experimentation, and make practicing enjoyable. Each exercise is introduced with whimsical visuals and followed by three pages (some blank, some with templates) where you can practice and try out your own ideas. Special Features: Filled with information about the history of type to inspire your own work A perfect balance of guided tutorial pages and blank sheets for practicing and doodling Paperback, landscape orientation of page allows plenty of room to sketch
Author: Samer Bagaeen, Celia Clark
Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites is the first book to analyze a profound land use change happening all over the world: the search for sustainable futures for property formerly dedicated to national defense now becoming redundant, disposed of and redeveloped. The new military necessity for rapid flexible response requires quite different physical resources from the massive fixed positions of the Cold War, with huge tracts of land and buildings looking for new uses. The transition from military to civilian life for these complex, contaminated, isolated, heritage laden and often contested sites in locations ranging from urban to remote is far from easy. There is very little systematic analysis of what follows base closures, leaving communities, governments, developers, and planners experimenting with untested land use configurations, partnership structures, and financing strategies. With twelve case studies drawn from different countries, many written by those involved, Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites enables the diverse stakeholders in these projects to discover unique opportunities for reuse and learn from others’ experiences of successful regeneration.
Author: Iain Zaczek
Publisher: World's Greatest Art
A beautiful art book bursting with angels and fairies. Now a home for the kitsch and mysterious these mythical, religious and folk creatures were the inspirations for the great artists of the romantic and Victorian eras.
Author: Judy Belcher, Tamara Honaman
Explores the signature techniques and creative influences of top artists in polymer clay as demonstrated by 15 instructive projects that utilize a range of styles and methods, in a volume that includes contributions by such masters as Lindly Haunani, Sarah Ahriver and Robert Dancik. Original.
Author: Kathy Ross
Presents twenty simple craft projects for springtime and Easter that young children can make from everyday materials.
Author: Bernhard Roetzel
Publisher: Hf Ullmann
Describes the fundamentals and fashion rules of menswear through tips on which articles of clothing to wear in both formal and casual situations.
Author: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Brother is falling behind in school because he isn’t doing his homework. Eventually, teacher Bob writes a note to tell Papa and Mama . . . and they aren’t happy. Will Brother be able to turn things around and make the grade? This beloved story is a perfect way to teach children about personal responsibility and the importance of school.
Author: Mary Engelbreit
Publisher: Meredith Books
Features projects based on the author's designs and motifs, including decorations, wearables, toys, and keepsakes, that use such techniques as sewing, cross-stitch, painting, wood crafts, applique, and clay.
Author: Ruth Slavid
Contemporary architects have long overlooked the great versatility of wood as a building material. Now, however, they have begun to adopt wood as the natural solution to a variety of design problems, and as a result, this environmentally sustainable material is becoming increasingly significant in today's domestic architecture. Wood Houses, by noted architecture journalist Ruth Slavid, displays the entire breadth of this important architectural movement by covering forty-six recently built homes. The featured houses range from Fernau and Hartman Architects' Mann Residence in Sonoma County, a timber-frame house with a strikingly decentralized plan, to 24H Architecture's Arjang House in Varmland, Sweden, a reindeer fur-lined, cedar-shingled lakeside retreat. Each house's profile is illustrated with not only the architect's own plans and elevations but also numerous full-color interior and exterior photographs - 175 in total - that highlight the intrinsic beauty of wood.
Author: Beth Legg
Publisher: A & C Black
Six step-by-step projects for making jewelery from natural materials. Each chapter includes brief information about the material (history and qualities), an introduction to the item to be made in the section, and information about other materials and tools required to work with this particular material. Pieces made in each chapter will vary, e.g., there will be a necklace made from grasses, a ring made of stone, a brooch constructed out of wood, and so on - this way the author can demonstrate a broad range of techniques. The focus of the book will be on producing contemporary pieces with a broad appeal, offering readers the chance to produce their own wearable, interesting jewellery that is not too challenging, but miles away from the 'tourist tat' or 'feather on a string' look. Images will include the work of varied international jewellery makers, from locations including the UK and US, Germany, Switzerland, Scandanavia, Australia and New Zealand.
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.