Drawing School – Fundamentals for the Beginner

Author : Jim Dowdalls Ebook Format : PDF Language : English Description : Structured like a traditional drawing class, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner covers the concepts all serious beginning artists need in order to master basic drawing skills, including form, space, depth, proportion, composition, perspective, and more. To start the exploration, California State University art professor Jim Dowdalls demonstrates how to use the different types of drawing tools, including how to hold a pencil, how to use supports, and how to make a variety of marks and strokes. Artists will discover helpful information for understanding value and learning to create a value scale, as well as how to build value in their drawings using various techniques. Throughout this educational book, myriad step-by-step exercises and drawing projects encourage artists to put their newfound knowledge to use and practice the concepts and techniques demonstrated. With the skills and techniques they acquire in this comprehensive yet affordable drawing course, beginning artists will be ready to take their artwork to the next level. Filled with beautiful artwork that will inspire budding artists to continue to build and grow their craft, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner is the perfect place to start…

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmaker – Films
Art and Entertainment , English Literature / September 20, 2018

Author : Publish : Format Ebook : PDF Description : As a key contributor of entries into this five-volume set, this publication documents significant films from the earliest days of cinema to the present day. The entries contain comprehensive credits, an extensive, fully updated bibliography, and a critical essay by a leading writer on film. The choice of films is based on the recommendations of an advisory panel of distinguished international film critics and historians. Incorporating 150 new entries, the 630 entries are arranged in a new, more readable format, and presented on a larger page size. This is the first of five volumes, to be completed by 1991. It incorporates 650 films and is expanded both in coverage and physical format from the first edition (1984-87), which included 500 films. The improved format, especially in the arrangement of the bibliographies, makes it considerably easier to use. Entries are alphabetical by film title in the original language (e.g., Popiol i Diament , not Ashes and Diamonds ) but cross-references to other versions of the title are now provided. Along with bibliographies, each entry contains a brief synopsis/critical essay, credits, and miscellaneous production data. This edition is a major advance over…

100 Photographs That Changed the World

Author : Editors of LIFE Magazine Format File : PDF Language : English Publish : 2003 Description : A celebration of the power of photography offers a stunning portfolio of one hundred of the most important and vivid still images of all time, including Robert Capa’s images from the beaches of Normandy, Joe Rosenthal’s famed study of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, and works by Harry Benson, Eddie Ad Nominated through on-line votes and selected by Life editors, the 100 images in this compendium cover unforgettable moments in “The Arts,” “Society,” “War & Peace” and “Science & Nature.” The photographs are all striking-whether visually or viscerally, artistically or emotionally-but many are difficult to look at. As Gordon Parks writes in his introduction, “these images helped push us toward a change.” And so it’s possible to revisit the moments when a white crowd in Indiana cheered at the hanging bodies of two black men, when grieving members of AIDS activist David Kirby gathered around his deathbed, when the 1937 bombing of Shanghai left a train station destroyed and a single bloody child alone amidst the wreckage. There are a few lighter moments-the Beatles arriving at JFK in 1964, the American…

International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers Directors

  Format Ebook : PDF Editor : Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast Language : English Publish : 2000 Preview : Like the other major volume in the series (“Films”) this is a really large, interesting book that has room for improvement. There’s generally a very good (if superficial) write-up of all the world’s major directors (except Mikio Naruse, Jiri Trnka, etc.) and quite a few of its minor (read: mediocre Hollywood) directors. The book gives a rundown of each director’s films and a list of writings by/about each director. The problem is that the folks doing the writing aren’t usually experts on who they’re writing about, or they seem indifferent towards them. Why not get Ray Carney to write about John Cassavetes instead of Bill Wine ? How about Tony Raynes on Edward Yang? In the end there often tends to be precious little piercing insight into the subjects of the book and so in the end “Directors” has less impact than it could. However limited it may be, “Directors” is still a wonderfully informative read because of its sheer scope, and its willingness to include current filmmakers is admirable. You need to login to view the rest of the…