Category: Arts

Download E-books Footwear Design (Portfolio Skills: Fashion & Textiles) PDF

By Aki Choklat

Shoes layout has turn into the hot dream occupation, and this e-book is the 1st consultant to teach the most important abilities and counsel in the back of the alternate, for either budding designers and an individual drawn to footwear. Illustrated all through with inspirational sketchbooks detailing the layout approach and in particular commissioned photographs of state of the art shoe layout, the e-book additionally comprises case reviews that includes an array of overseas shoe designers.

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Download E-books Making Silver Chains: Simple Techniques, Beautiful Designs PDF

Beginners can begin with an easy hint layout. swap from around to sq. cord, adapt the chain to a pendant, or use small oval hyperlinks for a complicated glance. rework hint chains into flat-lying reduce chains via twisting each one hyperlink. Or, try out distinctively around loop-in-loop items. This diversity of chains relatively flickers and shines. “Highly recommended.”—Library Journal.

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Download E-books The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects: Techniques and Projects Featuring Transfers, Stamps, Stencils, Inks, Paints, Mediums, and More PDF

By Donna Kato

Polymer clay has grown and grown and grown in reputation because the ebook of Donna Kato's best-selling The artwork of Polymer Clay in 1997. And there were such a lot of technical advances, too. Now poly-diva Donna Kato offers an all-new examine one among crafters' all-time favourite mediums. The paintings Of Polymer Clay floor Effects starts off with the necessities of polymer clay, together with its operating homes, plus instruments, curing, security strategies, and colour mixing (with complete info at the now-indispensable Skinner Blend). Photo-packed chapters concentrate on intriguing projects—beads, bracelets, pins, pendants, and boxes–and show off new ideas, together with snapshot transfers, floor remedies equivalent to stencils, stamps, paints, and inks, sculpting, inclusions, lighting tricks, and completing. accomplished items via the various greatest names in polymer clay, together with Kathleen Dustin, Pier Voulkos, and Nan Roche, plus Donna Kato herself, provide principles and idea.

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Download E-books S is for Stitch: 52 Embroidered Alphabet Designs + Charming Projects for Little Ones PDF

By Kristyne Czepuryk

A is for angel, B is for baseball, and C is for cupcake! sew up plenty of cute initiatives from A to Z with those units of alphabet-themed embroidery styles for little boys and girls. initiatives comprise quilts, pillows, smooth blocks, and wall paintings for the nursery to assist your youngsters research the alphabet, or simply to cause them to smile. Kristyne Czepuryk’s new designs are splendidly special, but effortless to attempt with any ability point. study simple stitches and advice for combining floss and materials, plus get principles for embroidering on garments and different store-bought goods, too.

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Download E-books Knits Men Want (Stc Craft) PDF

By Bruce Weinstein

For so long as girls were knitting, they’ve been knitting clothing for men—only to have males conceal their lovingly created items in drawers and closets. males aren’t being deliberately merciless; they’re simply no longer cozy in knitwear made with vivid colours, itchy yarn, or flashy designs. 
So what’s a knitter to do? comprehend the male psyche, says knitting teacher Bruce Weinstein. In Knits males Wan he offers ten hilarious essays, every one in keeping with a rule that is helping ladies knit for males effectively. “Men Are infants” explains why guys have to put on delicate materials. “Men Hate Fittings” describes the right way to create a sweater in line with one that’s in his cloth cabinet. Following each one essay is a undying grasp trend, from socks, hats, and scarves to an array of sweaters, all in a number of sizes and such a lot written for a number of gauges. With this publication in hand, girls eventually have the key to knitting clothing that males will savour and truly wear.

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Download E-books The Gossamer Webs Design Collection: Three Orenburg Shawls to Knit PDF

By Galina Khmeleva

Presenting 3 vintage Orenburg-style lace styles in written shape for the first actual time. made out of a sequence of uncomplicated components and styles passed down from new release to iteration from the Orenburg sector of Russia, Galina Khmeleva has labored with those proficient craftspeople to carry you those designated knitted masterpieces. Create your personal heirloom scarf following step by step directions and charts laid out for ease of knitting from backside to top.

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Download E-books Arts and Humanities in Progress: A Manifesto of Numanities (Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress) PDF

The e-book goals to introduce a study notion referred to as "Numanities," as one attainable try and conquer the present medical, social and institutional predicament of the arts.

Such challenge contains their influence on, and position inside, society; their reputation between scholars and students; and their identification as manufacturers and promoters of data. the fashionable western international and its financial guidelines were pointed out because the most powerful explanation for this type of obstacle. developing the stipulations for, yet in truth encouraging it.

However, a self-critical overview of the location is termed for. Our basic fault as humanists used to be that of stubbornly considering that the area s alterations might by no means fairly impact us, as we felt our id used to be sacred. within the mild of those methods, the most strengths of humanities were pointed out within the skill to: advertise severe pondering and analytical reasoning; supply wisdom and knowing of democracy and social justice; boost management, cultural and moral values. the most difficulties of humanities are the shortcoming fiscal relevance; the socio-institutional conception of them as impractical and unemployable; the truth that they don't fit with technological improvement. eventually, the ensuing drawback is composed ordinarily within the absence (or radical relief) of investment from associations; a lessen in scholar numbers a reduce in curiosity; a lack of centrality in society.

A Numanities (New Humanities) venture may still reflect on a lot of these facets, with self-critical review at the first line. The objective is to unify many of the fields, ways and in addition potentials of the arts within the context, dynamics and difficulties of present societies, and in an try to conquer the above-described difficulty. Numanities are brought now not as a theoretical paradigm, yet when it comes to an umbrella-concept that has no particular medical content material in it: that rather implies that the numerous latest new fields and examine developments which are addressing a similar difficulties (post-humanism, transhumanism, transformational humanities, etc.) are usually not rivals of Numanities, yet fairly attainable how you can them.

Therefore, greater than a theoretical software, Numanities intend to pursue a project, and that's summarized in a seven-point manifesto.

In the sunshine of those premises and reflections, the publication then proceeds to spot the parts of inquiry that Numanities, of their features and complete procedure, search to hide. the next checklist also needs to be understood as a press release of reasons for this whole publication sequence. those, in different phrases, would be the topics/areas we intend to symbolize. as soon as elaborated at the foundations of Numanities, the ebook includes a moment half that provides case reports in response to quite fresh (and now up-to-date) investigations that the writer has played within the fields of musical and animal reports respectively. the 2 circumstances (and relative parts of inquiry) have been chosen simply because they have been thought of relatively correct in the dialogue of Numanities, and in alternative ways.

In the 1st case-study the writer mentioned the most common consequence (or might be cause?) of the technophobic perspective that was once addressed within the first a part of the e-book: the difficulty of authenticity, as utilized, within the author's specific research, to renowned track. within the moment case-study, he analyzes assorted kinds of comparative research among human and non-human cognition: like within the former case, this examine, too, is aimed toward a severe statement on (what the writer considers) redundant biases in present humanistic examine anthropocentrism and speciesism."

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Download E-books The Arts at a New Frontier: The National Endowment for the Arts (International Astronomical Union Symposia) PDF

By Fannie Taylor

Profound adjustments have been occurring in American society through the interval of the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies while laws for the nationwide starting place for the humanities and the arts was once enacted and the companies went into operation. It was once a interval of soul-searching via the yank public whilst the adored prejudices and civil inequities of the previous a long time have been burnt up and previous wounds started to heal; whilst, despite the fact that, the Vietnam struggle was once growing new fissures and antagonisms. Into this newly therapeutic, newly wondering society, congressional motion thrust the nationwide Council at the Arts in 1964, and the nationwide Endowment for the humanities in 1965. Their venture used to be to inspire and aid the humanities, and the lads and ladies charged with this accountability went approximately their paintings with the keenness and exuberance of non secular converts. the belief of even a minute volume of federal monetary tips to the country's chronically beleaguered and infrequently impoverished artists and humanities organi­ zations appeared unusual to a section of the inhabitants that had existed in forgot­ ten independence from executive intervention. a number of the nation's artists and humanities leaders have been cautious, in part as a result of uncertainties and constraints of past styles of governmental help.

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