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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design by New in the "100 Ideas that Changed..." series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).
Publication Date: 2012-04-18
The Art Book by Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, The Art Bookhas been an outstanding success and has become a well-known landmark in the art book world. Now published in over 20 different languages and in mini, midi, and hardback formats, it has received rave reviews from numerous newspapers and magazines and has made many appearances on the bestseller lists. Complemented by The 20th Century Art Bookand The American Art Book, its unique approach brings art alive. An A-Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate of a definitive work, accompanied by explanatory and illuminating information on the image and its creator. Glossaries of artistic movements and technical terms are included, making this a valuable work of reference as well as a feast for the eyes. By breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Bookrepresents a fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multi-faceted culture.
Publication Date: 2005-02-24
Art That Changed the World by Art That Changed the World tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution. Each section features a lavish double-page image of an influential painting that defines each artistic style. Seminal works of genius are portrayed in their historical context, with attention paid to the culture of the time and the lives of their creators. This stunning art book is a wonderful resource for art lovers everywhere.
Publication Date: 2013-08-19
Blossom Magic by New from the bestselling Color Magic series! This meditative coloring book melds the youthful joy of coloring with the sophisticated composition of distinct patterns, for a relaxing artistic experience that is open to everyone. Coloring encourages us to take a break from our daily routines and create something simple yet exquisite. Plus, once you complete these beautiful images, they are ideal for decorating, framing, and gift-giving. In Blossom Magic, beautiful blossoms, swirling vines, butterflies, lush foliage and more make wonderful patterns to color in.
Publication Date: 2015-07-01
Cats in Paris by This gorgeously illustrated adult coloring book draws readers into the secret world of cats in Paris as they explore the city's most famous (and feline-friendly) spots. Say bonjour to the cats of Paris as they slink through its fabled streets and alleyways, from Montmartre to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and into a feline-filled land of playful imagination. Featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings of tabbies, Persians, Siamese, and more, this evocative coloring book's frisky kitties lie in wait for your colorful stylings.
Publication Date: 2016-01-26
Draw 50 Cats by
Publication Date: 1989-04-01
This book brings to life Siamese, Persians, lions, tigers, panthers and such celebrity felines as Felix, Top Cat and Snaggle Puss.
Drawing Cartoons by
Publication Date: 1998-02-15
A step-by-step guide to drawing cartoons, and animating cartoon characters.
The Encyclopedia of Illustration by
Call Number: 741.6 ENC
Sacred Nature by Experience the Inspiring Wisdom and Wild Beauty of Sacred Nature The profound beauty of the natural world speaks directly to our souls, awakening in us a sense of the sacred, the divine, and the mysterious. Now, seekers of all ages can experience the soul-deep pleasure and restorative effect of contemplating the natural world, wherever they may be, as they lose themselves in coloring the wonder-inspiring illustrations in Sacred Nature. Facing the meditative images, wisdom-infused words invite readers to further color away stress and anxiety as they immerse themselves in the mysticism and magic of the natural world.
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
Splendid Cities by A coloring book that will relax and inspire--all the while transporting you to the world's most wonderful cities. The most splendid cities in the world--some real, others imagined--come alive under your hand. Open this book and let yourself be drawn into a world tour dotted with floating kingdoms in the sky and spooky cities, and taking you from the domes of Moscow to the top of the Eiffel Tower. This journey knows no limits! So take your time, relax, and let your imagination run free! Get out your markers or pens and discover the calming pleasure of coloring. Safe travels!
Publication Date: 2015-06-09
Squeaky Chalk by
Publication Date: 2000-08-22
Offers young readers a beginner's guide to drawing through step-by-step instructions, an array of activities and projects, and detailed illustrations.
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Search "greeting cards" or "cards" to find archived photos and images of prior greeting cards. Accessible via the Senior Library website under Research Databases.
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A graphic designer site for very unique fonts. Only some are free but very unique!
Great source of fonts for personal use.
Another source for free fonts. Just make sure to check the licencing agreement of each font before downloading.
A great selection of Open Source fonts. Click on one or several to download and use.
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