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The Spirit of the Brush: Chinese Brush Painting Techniques

I have had the privilege of studying Chinese Brush Painting with Sungsook Hong Setton.Therefore, I am thrilled and grateful to that she has summarized her philosophy and painting techniques in this wonderful new book illustrated with many samples of her exquisite sumi-e paintings.This inspiring book-a course in itself- is helping me to continue my painting journey on my own. Beginners and more experienced water color and ink painters...

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Virtual Material Acquisition and Representation for Computer Graphics

This book provides beginners in computer graphics and related fields a guide to the concepts, models, and technologies for realistic rendering of material appearance. It provides a complete and thorough overview of reflectance models and acquisition setups, along with providing a selection of the available tools to expclore, visualize, and render the reflectance data. Reflectance models are under continuous development, since there i...

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Rookledge's international typefinder

This classic book, first published in 1983 and updated in 1990, helps designers to recognize and identify typefaces seen and used on an everyday basis, and provides assistance with the process of typeface selection. A traditional overview of typeface classifications, and how letterform details differentiate specific typefaces into different classes. When I first picked it up in 1984, I used it as an index for further research. Today,...

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Secrets of Spinning, Weaving, and Knitting in the Peruvian Highlands

"Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez and her young associates at the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco share their vast knowledge of making textiles in highland Peru and also provide a unique window into the meanings associated with their processes." —Mary Frame, author, scholar of ancient and ethnographic Andean textiles "This valuable book provides insightful introductory text and beautifully clear instructions and illustrations for ho...

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Augmented Human: How Technology Is Shaping the New Reality

This isn't your standard Augmented Reality read with a ton of jargon and stale explanations. Helen proves to have such deep expertise, yet a fresh, positive POV on where it will all end up. She pushes past the shiny-object syndrome and paints a world where we'll enter a new realm of storytelling. It's the perfect balance of informative and inspirational, and speaks to how WE as humans will react, adapt and live in an Augmented Realit...

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Compiler Design: Theory, Tools and Examples

This is an introductory level text for compiler design courses, that emphasizes problem solving skills. The concepts are clearly presented with sampler problems and diagrams to illustrate the concepts. The text also covers lex and yacc two compiler generating tools in UNIX. Compiler design is a subject which many believe to be fundamental and vital to computer science. It is a subject which has been studied intensively since the earl...

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Le battaglie di Leonardo. LI lettura vinciana

LI lettura vinciana - 16 aprile 2011. Come rappresentare visivamente una battaglia? Più di 10 anni prima della Battaglia di Anghiari, nel codice A (1492), Leonardo si era già posto compiutamente il problema, trascrivendo un testo straordinario tra le note destinate ad essere il nucleo più antico di un libro di pittura. Il titolo, "Modo di figurare una battaglia", sembra preludere ad un semplice testo didattico, nulla di più che una g...

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Handcrafted Wooden Toys

If it was 1987 I probably would like the book better. It assumes you are a rank beginner and goes into some great detail on how to read the diagrams/drawings. A large part of the book is dedicated to this and what tools to use. Still I bought it looking for design ideas and there are some interesting ones in here. Some I never saw before like spoked wheels with metal spokes.

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Body Type 2: More Typographic Tattoos

From Rimbaud to the Rolling Stones, from declarations of love and belief systems to self-empowerment and homage, the choice of a typographical tattoo provides insight into the human condition.  The sequel to the bestselling Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh, this second volume collects over two hundred new tattoos and explores the ideas and emotions behind this indelible commitment.  This stunning photography collection fe...

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Handbook of Die Design

Surefire guidance on modern metal-stamping die design, die construction, cost estimating, and manufacturing methods. As essential on-the-job tool for a wide range of engineers, designers, and technician's, this book provides a modern guide to metal-stamping die design and operations--still the most commonly used manufacturing methodology for the mass production of complex, high-precision parts. Written by an engineer with more than 2...