Favorite flicks An inspiring selection of must-see masterpieces They say that in life, there are winners and there are losers. Though the movies we selected for this two-volume collection are winners indeed, those that didn t make the cut aren t losers. We just didn t like them quite as much. It was..
(Harmonica). If you're just getting started or a veteran looking to add more licks to your arsenal, this book/CD pack is for you. From basic 12-bar blues backing riffs to mojo-packed solo licks, Steve Cohen shares 100 time-tested licks to help you get the most out of your 10-hole diatonic harp. All ..
Domestic bliss: Innovative, intimate architecture from China to ChileDesigning private residences has its own very special challenges and nuances for the architect. The scale may be more modest than public projects, the technical fittings less complex than an industrial site, but the preferences, re..
Innovations at home: Exceptional contemporary houses from Chile to Croatia to China Designing private homes offers architects more freedom than corporate projects to express their ideas and try out new concepts. Conceiving living spaces is not without its own set of challenges, for which architects ..
(Guitar Educational). Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Country volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard noation and tablature. You'll als..
An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and aficionados, 100 Great Operas is perhaps the most comprehensive and enjoyable volume of opera stories ever written. From La Traviata to Aida, from Carmen to Don Giovanni, here are the plots of the world's best-loved operas, told in an engaging, pic..
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, sp..
Fine lines 100 illustrators to remember Drawn from TASCHEN's Illustration Now! series, this go-to catalog brings together 100 of the most successful and important illustrators around the globe. With featured artists including Istvan Banyai, Gary Baseman, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Brad HollandMirko..
Mangificent: From Astro Boy to Akira, the superstars of the manga sceneSince the original TASCHEN edition of Manga Design, Japan's comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a whole host of hot new talents. This revised and updated edition delivers the lowdown on the latest an..
An original collection of paintings, 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. offers intimate, often recognizable, sometimes unexpected glimpses of a city known and loved by the artist. Inspired by nineteenth-century Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Los Angeles artist Bar..
Since its inception, TIME magazine has been synonymous not just with outstanding journalism, but also with outstanding photography. Now, to mark the 175th anniversary of photography and the birth of photojournalism, the Editors of TIME magazine are publishing this companion book to the groundbreakin..
This unique building-per-year survey of a century of great architecture offers a superb introduction to the best existing structures built each year from 1916 to 2015 around the globe--and an irresistible must-see list for architecture enthusiasts everywhere. The founder of the blog A Daily Dose of ..
As readers complete each section of dots in this fun activity book, beautiful animal portraits are revealed so intricate they re ready for display The 20 puzzles in this book are much more sophisticated than the one-dimensional images created in childhood connect-the-dots books. Tonal shading and e..
Satisfying the inner child and adult intellect all at once, this timeless activity is now revolutionized to create 20 pieces of fantastic, stylish line art readers will want to remove and display when finished. Tonal shading and detailed line work build as each numbered section is finished. Dot-to-d..
Watch as the lines evolve into stylish, iconic portraits readers will want to remove and display The 20 puzzles in this book are much more sophisticated than the one-dimensional images created in childhood connect-the-dot activity books, and include icons Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, John F. Kenned..
Reveal 20 art masterpieces in this entertaining extreme dot-to-dot puzzle book. You'll be surprised and delighted as tonal shading and expressive line work appears, simply by connecting the dots. More challenging than the puzzles you enjoyed as a child, these dot-to-dots will engage your mind, impro..
From ancient Sumerian pottery to Tiffany stained glass, decorative art has been a fundamental part of the human experience for generations. While fine art is confined to galleries and museums, decorative art is the art of the every day, combining beauty with functionality in objects ranging from the..
This is a glimpse through the keyhole of history. From the earliest nude daguerrotypes to experimental nude photography. The history of nude photography is the history of people's fascination with the topic. Indeed, the photographic depiction of the human body is the only subject that has enthralled..
Featuring 1000 internationally recognised paintings, this collection spans the history of art from the thirteenth century to the present, from the early stirrings of the Renaissance movement in Italy to the boundarypushing experiments of the Abstract Expressionists in post-WWII America. These cultur..
Never show everything: Big curves and suggestive smiles Girls, Gags & Giggles ran publisher Robert Harrison s recipe for dishing up pin-up to the American male. Men loved his tasty dishes, a mixture of strippers and starlets dressed in outfits so fetishistic no one noticed they were never nude. Whil..
This brand-new edition of "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history. This must-have guide..
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolo's personal diary, which follows the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk. With over one hundred uniquely colorful illustrations and handwritten text, li..
This simple step-by-step guide makes magic easy no matter what your age. Use 'Brain power' tricks that use mathematics and exercise your memory skills to perform mind-reading stunts. Inventive tricks using mobile phones will delight more experienced magicians looking for something new. NUME CARTE: 1..
One of the last great names in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, Utagawa Kuniyoshi was an undisputedmaster of the warrior woodblock print. Born in Tokyo in 1797, his talent became evident by the tender age of 12, when he became an apprentice to a famous print master. Starting out with vivid illustrations ..
(Piano Instruction). This book contains tips, suggestions, advice, musical examples, and other useful information garnered through a lifetime of Hammond organ study and professional gigging. Included in the book are dozens of entries gleaned from firsthand experience, including: funky scales and mod..
Whether it be internal demons, real-life vampires, anonymous serial killers, crazed spouses, vengeful ghosts or Satan himself, horror films have gripped audiences and filmmakers alike since the very beginnings of cinema. Prepare to be terrified, fascinated and enthralled as you take this whirlwind t..
Now with a new cover This book offers the inspiring true stories behind 101 of your favorite hymns. It is excellent for devotional reading, sermon illustrations, and bulletin inserts, as well as for historical or biographical research. NUME CARTE: 101 Hymn Stories: The Inspiring True Stories Behind..
Learn 101 simple magic tricks to astonish and amaze Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Step right up and try not one, not two, not three, but 101 Magic Tricks Astonish and amaze everyone you know with easy-to-master tricks and illusions.Learn classic sleight of hand techniques that are simple en..
A must-have resource for graphite and charcoal artists of all skill levels. Accurately rendering surfaces and textures is one of the most challenging aspects of working with graphite pencil and charcoal. 101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal provides artists with step-by-step instructions for learning..
How to set a scene? What's the best camera angle? How does the new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie? These basic questions and much more are all covered in this exquisite packaged book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. Wri..
What is the first thing to learn in art school? "Art can be anything." The second thing? "Learn to draw." With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 max..
The second edition of this popular text includes twenty-five new bonus games The revised introduction from the author emphasizes the versatility of these games, and explains how directors and instructors from many different fields have used these activities to promote success. The objective of this..
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). This fourth edition has been updated to feature 150 of the best ballads of all time Includes: Always on My Mind * Blue Moon * Body and Soul * (They Long to Be) Close to You * Fly Me to the Moon * How Deep Is Your Love * Longer * My Funny Valentine * Some Enchanted Eve..
The games and exercises in this book are designed to be used as warm-ups at the beginning of a theatre class. They have been used successfully with middle school students and they can easily be adapted for use with younger children, older teens and adults in various settings. NUME CARTE: 175 Theatre..
Film critics and historians are virtually unanimous in considering 1939 the greatest year in the history of motion pictures. This one year produced many of the greatest films of all time, including Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and marketed the height of the..
The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical politics -- often fueled by perception-enhancing substa..
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love" and the revolutionary music of 1967. During late spring 1967, tens of thousands of young people began streaming into San Francisco, kicking off a counterculture revolution and cultural explosion that was the Summer of Love. Now, on the 50th ann..
Fashion is all about experimenting with styles, pushing the boundaries, and setting new trends. But despite changing seasons and tastes, the staple skills necessary for a fashion designer always stay the same. 200 Skills Every Fashion Designer Must Have offers a practical overview of the core conce..
Ticket to ride, fly, or sail: The golden age of global adventure Over the course of the twentieth century, travel experienced an unprecedented boom. As ocean liners broke speed records, aerodynamic trains roared down tracks, and stylish boat-plane clippers evolved into jumbo jets, travel transformed..
The way we wore: The story of modern fashion from couture to mass market The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering to a wealthy elite into a global industry employing millions, with new trends whisked into stores before the last model has left the catwalk..
(Vocal Collection). This series features 50 songs, some that have never before appeared in any vocal collections. Scroll down to view sample videos of songs from the collection. THE ADDAMS FAMILY: Pulled AVENUE Q: There's a Fine, Fine Line BEAUTIFUL: So Far Away BIG FISH: I Don't Need a Roof BRING I..
(Vocal Collection). For well over a century, the G. Schirmer edition of 24 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries has introduced millions of beginning singers to serious Italian vocal literature. Offered in two accessible keys suitable for all singers, it is likely to be the first publ..
Newsweek calls him "exhilarating and deeply engaging." Time Out New York calls him "smart, provocative, and a great writer." Critic Peter Schjeldahl, meanwhile, simply calls him "My hero." There's no one in the art world quite like Dave Hickey--and a new book of his writing is an event. 25 Women wil..
With almost three hundred performance-tested acting games, this is the largest collection published to date. They were compiled from numerous workshops and study sessions. Includes a wide variety of proven activities for learning acting and theatre industry skills. The book is divided into thirty se..
A group of resourceful kids start solution-seekers.com, a website where cybervisitors can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the mystery by journeying back through the prophecies of the Old Testament. What ..
From the thousand-year-old statues celebrating fertility to the odalisques of the modern painters, erotic art has always held a prominent place in society, whatever their morals or cultural references.This work has assembled one thousand images of erotic artworks, from all times and all continents, ..
From the cave paintings of Lascaux to the Madonnas of the Renaissance Italians, to the caustic canvases of the Pop Art movement, 30 Centuries of Painting presents the essential works of paintings, from its origins to its current manifestations. Punctuated by extended commentaries of the paintings an..
From its prehistoric origins to the conceptual modernity of the 20th century, sculpture has literally and figuratively moulded the art world. Offering an integral vision of the evolution of forms across civilisations and epochs, 30 Centuries of Sculptures presents the masterpieces of sculpture that,..