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Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matte...
by Danny Gregory

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English

Pages

166

Publication Date

February 17, 2015

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Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5鈥?to 10鈥搈inute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule鈥攚hether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table鈥攁long with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, <em>Art Before Breakfast</em> teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kond艒

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>The #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /> Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br /> Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you鈥檒l never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo鈥檚 clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).聽<br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house 鈥渟park joy鈥?(and which don鈥檛), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo鈥檚 newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home鈥攁nd the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating
by David Kadavy

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English

Pages

140

Publication Date

December 03, 2017

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<p><strong>It鈥檚 a terrible feeling.</strong></p><p>To know you have a gift for the world.</p><p>But to be utterly paralyzed every time you try to discover what that gift is.</p><p><strong><em>Enough with the aspiration procrastination. Get the heart to start!</em></strong></p><br /><p>In <em>The Heart to Start</em>, blogger, podcaster, and award-winning designer David Kadavy takes you on his journey from Nebraska-based cubicle dweller to jet-setting bestselling author, showing you how to stop procrastinating, and start creating.</p><p>The original and battle-tested tactics in <em>The Heart to Start</em> eliminate fear in your present self, so you can finally become your future self:</p><ul><li><strong>Tap into the innate power of curiosity.</strong> Find the fuel to propel you through resistance.</li><li><strong>Catch yourself 鈥淚nflating The Investment.鈥?lt;/strong> Prevent self-destructive time sucks and find the time to follow your art, even if you feel like you have no time at all.</li><li><strong>Bust through 鈥淭he Linear Work Distortion.鈥?lt;/strong> Inspire action that harnesses your natural creative style.</li><li><strong>Supercharge your progress with 鈥淢otivational Judo.鈥?lt;/strong> Lay perfectionism on its back while propelling your projects forward.</li></ul><br /><p>Inspiring stories weave these techniques into your memory. From Maya Angelou to Seth Godin. From J. K. Rowling to Steven Pressfield. You'll hear from a Hollywood screenwriter, a chef, and even a creator of a hit board game.<p><p>Whether you鈥檙e writing a novel, starting a business, or picking up a paintbrush for the first time in years, <em>The Heart to Start</em> will upgrade your mental operating system with unforgettable tactics for ending procrastination before it starts, so you can make your creative dreams a reality.</p><p><strong><em>Take your first step and click the buy button. Download</em> The Heart to Start<em>, and unlock your inner creative genius today!</em></strong></p>
Be More Japan: The Art of Japanese Living
by DK Travel

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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<p><b><i>Be More Japan</i></b> is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, <b><i>Be More Japan</i></b> helps you understand and experience the best of Japan, both at home and abroad. </p><p> Beginning with an overview of the four seasons - a key theme in Japanese culture - you'll learn about the festivals, food, fashion and flowers that change throughout the year and make this country so full of fun and variety. Then dive into the captivating culture of Japan, with topics such as art, music, food, wellness and spirituality all split into separate sections to help you pinpoint the areas that interest you. Learn about the traditional skills of the tea ceremony and calligraphy, and where you can go to see and practice them yourself. Find out more about the country's most popular sports and where to catch a game of baseball or see a martial arts exposition. For pop culture fans, there are dedicated sections on J-Pop, anime and video games, with plenty of information on the best places to enjoy them in Japan. And if you want to get a feel for modern Japanese lifestyle, you'll find enough details on topics such as transportation, karaoke, ikigai, shopping and hot springs to help you make the most of even a short trip to Japan.</p><p> You can pick and choose what interests you to plan your perfect trip, or explore a bit of everything to get a sense of the essentials of Japanese life and culture. And for those who can't make the trip to Japan, or who want to carry on the experience when they return, there are tips and suggestions for how to bring Japanese culture to you, and places where you can see its influence around the world.</p>
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
by Chronicle Books LLC

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<h3><strong>Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club</strong></h3><p><strong>Book lovers rejoice!</strong>聽In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations.</p><p><strong>Readers of Jane Mount's聽<em>Bibliophile</em>聽will delight in:</strong></p><ul><li>Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores</li><li>Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes</li><li>Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books</li><li>Sampling the most famous fictional meals</li><li>Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors</li></ul><p><strong>A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations:</strong>聽<em>Bibliophile</em>聽is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.</p><p><strong>If you have read or own:</strong>聽<em>I鈥檇 Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization;</em>聽or聽<em>How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines;</em>聽then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's聽<em>Bibliophile.</em></p>
The Story Behind: The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objec...
by Emily Prokop

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English

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Publication Date

October 15, 2018

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<B>Learn the fascinating history and trivia behind the everyday items we take for granted鈥攆rom the host of the popular podcast聽<I>The Story Behind</I>.</B><BR /> 聽<BR /> Many of us learn about the major inventions that shape our world. But we too often overlook the objects we use every day. In <I>The Story Behind</I>, Emily Prokop, creator of the Webby Award nominated podcast, explores the who, how, and <I>huh?</I> of everything from Band-Aids to bubble gum; hypnosis to Hula Hoops; and lullabies to lead pipes. Along the way, she demonstrates how the major events of history鈥攆rom wars, plagues, and revolutions to historic achievements and discoveries鈥攈ave influenced some of the world鈥檚 most pervasive inventions.<BR /> 聽<BR /> Revealing fascinating new details on topics covered in the podcast, the book also explores many new subjects. Learn how lollipops got started in ancient Egypt, how Kevlar came to be, and why Comic Sans was created. Learn the torture device origins of certain exercise equipment and how some musical instruments were first developed for espionage.<BR /> 聽<BR /> From food, fashion, and games to transit and modern technology, <I>The Story Behind</I> offers a closer look at the things closest to us.
History as They Saw It: Iconic Moments from the Past in Color
by , Jordan Lloyd

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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This revolutionary photography collection is as close to time travel as it gets. Featuring 120 historic black-and-white photographs thoroughly restored and rendered in color, this book illuminates some of the most iconic moments in history, from the sinking of the <em>Titanic</em> to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Brought to life with vibrant color, these incredible images effectively blur the distinction between past and present and bring history within arm's reach. With a timeline spanning more than 100 years, from 1839 to 1949, this unique ebook will amaze history and photography buffs alike, offering new perspectives on significant moments of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creat...
by Austin Kleon

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

February 28, 2012

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<b>Unlock your creativity.</b><br /><br /> An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.<br /> 聽<br /> Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you鈥攚hat feels like a hobby may turn into you life鈥檚 work. Forget the old clich茅 about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.<br /> 聽<br /> And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work.<br /><br /> 聽鈥淏rilliant and real and true.鈥濃€擱osanne Cash<br /> 聽
The Urban Sketching Handbook: Working with Color:Techniques for U...
by Shari Blaukopf

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English

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Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>Learn to express yourself through color while painting on location with the in-depth tips and techniques of <i>Working with Color</i>,聽the fifth volume in the Urban Sketching Handbook series.</b><br /><br /> Expert watercolorist, illustrator,聽instructor, and co-founder of Urban Sketchers Montreal Shari Blaukopf聽shares her <b>essential color tips</b> about color-water ratio, achieving bold color, avoiding muddy washes, painting in layers, and using wet-in-wet techniques.<br /><br /> This essential handbook covers:<ul><li>supplies and materials</li><li>sample color palettes</li><li>color mixing</li><li>using limited palettes</li><li>monochrome sketches</li><li>the power of complementary colors</li><li>using evocative, expressive color</li></ul>With a focus on <b>using watercolor with greater confidence and knowledge</b>, the book also delves into <b>pencil and ink</b>聽and water-soluble pencils.<br /> 聽<br /> The instructional text is enhanced with <b>stunning watercolor illustrations</b> by the author and other expert urban sketchers from beautiful locations around the globe. The illustrations include聽examples of color swatches showing value; mixing; illustrations of complementary, analogous, and neutral color schemes; and sample galleries.<br /><br /><i>Working with Color聽</i>is an indispensable guide for <b>on-location artists聽</b>looking to <b>expand and strengthen their聽expressive use of color</b>.
Stepping-Stones: A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordo...
by Christine Desdemaines-Hug...

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

February 19, 2010

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<b>鈥淭he next best thing to actually seeing the prehistoric cave art of southern Franc[e]聽.聽.聽. A rapturous guide through five major Ice Age sites鈥?(<i>Archaeology</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> The cave art of France鈥檚 Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. These ancient images of lively bison, horses, and mammoths, as well as symbols of all kinds, are fascinating touchstones in the development of human culture, demonstrating how far humankind has come and reminding us of the ties that bind us across the ages.<br /> 聽<br /> Over more than twenty-five years of teaching and research, Christine Desdemaines-Hugon has become an unrivaled expert in the cave art and artists of the Dordogne region. In <i>Stepping-Stones</i> she combines her expertise in both art and archaeology to convey an intimate understanding of the 鈥渃ave experience.鈥?Her keen insights communicate not only the incomparable artistic value of these works but also the near-spiritual impact of viewing them for oneself.<br /> 聽<br /> Focusing on five fascinating sites, including the famed Font de Gaume and others that still remain open to the public, this book reveals striking similarities between art forms of the Paleolithic and works of modern artists and gives us a unique pathway toward understanding the culture of the Dordogne Paleolithic peoples and how it still touches our lives today.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淗er vivid descriptions help readers visualize the Cro-Magnon man or woman painting the beautiful bison, horses, mammoths, and other symbols. [A] fine reading experience.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Library Journal</i>

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