The Practice of Art: A Classic Victorian Treatise

Author: J.D. Harding

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications


Category: Art

Page: 208

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Originally published in 1845 as The Principles & Practice of Art: With Illustrations Drawn and Engraved by the Author, this enduring guide is the work of an English painter and lithographer. J. D. Harding wrote several popular books on art instruction, and this volume constitutes one of his finest. A comprehensive manual geared toward practicing artists, the book features 24 black-and-white plates of illustrations by Harding that elucidate his observations and instructions. Topics include: • Imitation as Applied to Art • The Distinction Between the Judgment and the Feelings with Respect to Art • Beauty and Form • Composition • Light and Shade • Color • Drawing from Nature Art historians and students—especially those of nineteenth–century art—will prize this book for its philosophical theory of beauty and its abundant supply of illustrative examples, rendered in various styles of engraving and lithography.

All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art

Author: Molly Stevens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Cooking

Page: 592

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A master teacher provides delicious recipes and explains the principles behind the essential technique of roasting. Successful restaurateurs have always known that adding "roasted" to a dish guarantees immediate appeal. Molly Stevens brings her trademark thoroughness and eye for detail to the technique of roasting. She breaks down when to use high heat, moderate heat, or low heat to produce juicy, well-seared meats, caramelized drippings, and concentrated flavors. Her 150 recipes feature the full range of dishes from beef, lamb, pork, and poultry to seafood and vegetables. Showstoppers include porchetta ingeniously made with a loin of pork, a roast goose with potato-sage stuffing, and a one-hour beef rib roast-dishes we've dreamed of making, and that Molly makes possible with her precise and encouraging instructions. Other recipes such as a Sunday supper roast chicken, herb-roasted shrimp, and blasted broccoli make this an indispensable book for home cooks and chefs. All About Roasting is like having the best teacher in America in the kitchen with you.
Antiques & Collectibles

Arts & Crafts Furniture

Author: Kevin P. Rodel

Publisher: Taunton Press


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 234

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Examines the history and influences of arts and crafts furniture, from the foundation of the movement to the present, and includes illustrated examples of the style.

Chinese Art in Detail

Author: Carol Michaelson

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Art

Page: 144

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Drawing on the British Museum's extensive collection, "Chinese Art in Detail" explores the traditional hierarchy of materials and techniques reaching back as far as the Han Dynasty in the third century B.C. in the history and character of the works under scrutiny, this sumptuously illustrated book conveys an understanding of Chinese art in all its great variety, its simplicities, its complexities, its splendors, and its mysteries of craft and inspiration reaching back to Neolithic times.

Once Upon a Time . . . A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tale Illustrations

Author: Jeff A. Menges

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Art

Page: 192

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This collection gathers breathtaking art from early editions of "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," and other classics. 180 elegant images — most in color — include works by Rackham, Dore, Dulac, Nielsen, and others.

The Art of Landscape Detail

Author: Niall Kirkwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 623

Introducing a revolutionary new approach to detail design in landscape architecture In this groundbreaking book, Niall Kirkwood of the Harvard Graduate School of Design takes a fresh,holistic approach to the theories, approaches, and practices of landscape detail. With the support of a wealth of graphic and written material taken from historic and contemporary landscape designwork, he clearly demonstrates the role that landscape detail plays in the design process. Going beyond theoretical considerations, Professor Kirkwood outlines landscape detail as a primary design activity, both pragmatic and poetic, using a range of built landscape design examples. A valuable resource for professionals and students in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, and environmental design, The Art of Landscape Detail: * Provides a practical introduction to the aesthetic concerns, form, language, and expression of landscape detail * Explores a wide range of detail issues-including materials, climate, durability, implementation, and failure-and their influence on the overall detail design process * Examines detail design processes and research approaches that designers can apply in the analysis and development of their own work * Contains in-depth case studies of eight award-winning landscape architecture design projects, including provocative discussions with the designers on the establishment and evolution of their detail design philosophy * Features more than 150 images illustrating forms and site detail from national and international built landscapes
Crafts & Hobbies

The Art of Bookbinding Decoration - A Selection of Classic Articles on the Styles and Methods of Book Cover Decoration

Author: Various

Publisher: Frazer Press


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 62

View: 751

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subject of bookbinding. The titles in this range include "A History of French Bookbinding" "The Tools and Equipment of Bookbinding" "A Bookbinder's Guide to Sewing" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "The Art of Bookbinding Decoration" contains information on the styles and methods of book cover decoration. It is intended to illustrate aspects of bookbinding and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.