3D Artist – August 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 50 MB
Overview: From expert tutorials covering the whole pipeline to incredible industry-led features on the likes of Pixar and Blur Studio, 3D Artist is the ultimate monthly magazine for 3D students, enthusiasts and professionals
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
The Indoor Artist by Linda Birch
Requirements: epub Reader, 13.4MB l Retail
Overview: The Indoor Artist is an ideal guide for all those who, for whatever reason, prefer to paint at home. Packed with original ideas and practical projects, as well as expert advice on techniques, this is an inspiring book for beginners and experienced artists alike.
For many people, indoors is the best location in which to paint – convenient, undemanding, safe, not subject to the weather and free from curious onlookers. But inspiration can sometimes run dry and the amateur artist may also need some instruction to help gain essential skills.
The Indoor Artist is a practical resource for such painters. Professional artist and writer Linda Birch takes the reader through the basics – establishing a simple home studio area, selecting the right medium and getting to grips with shape and form – before looking at a number of enjoyable projects in watercolour.
• working from photographs
• painting still lifes
• creating the outdoors indoors
• painting from your window – skies and roofscapes
• painting flowers, gardens, people and animals
She also encourages the reader to explore their experimental side by varying scale, using colour creatively and adopting a number of different styles.
An ideal introduction for the beginner and a source of inspiration for the more advanced artist, The Indoor Artist is an essential resource for those who paint at home.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Art > Painting
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist – July/August 2019
Requirements: PDF Reader 78.4 MB
Overview: Discover the magazine that has been serving the gem and jewelry arts for over 60 years!
In every issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist you’ll get hands-on expertise, illustrated demos, and projects loaded with valuable tips and design ideas to inspire your own metal jewelry designs. Plus our experts answer all your technical questions, and you’ll learn the pros’ favorite tools and how to use them.
Genre: Magazine –
Galileo Galilei, The Tuscan Artist By Pietro Greco
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.9 Mb
Overview: This book is a distinctively original biography of Galileo Galilei, probably the last eclectic genius of the Italian Renaissance, who was not only one of the greatest scientists ever, but also a philosopher, a theologian, and a man of great literary, musical, and artistic talent – “The Tuscan Artist”, as the poet John Milton referred to him. Galileo was exceptional in simultaneously excelling in the Arts, Science, Philosophy, and Theology.
These diverse aspects of his life were closely intertwined; indeed, it may be said that he personally demonstrated that human culture is not divisible, but rather one, with a thousand shades. Galileo also represented the bridge between two historical epochs. As the philosopher Tommaso Campanella, a contemporary of Galileo, recognized at the time, Galileo was responsible for ushering in a new age, the Modern Age. This book, which is exceptional in the completeness of its coverage, explores all aspects of the life of Galileo, as a Tuscan artist and giant of the Renaissance, in a stimulating and reader-friendly way.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Watercolor Artist – August 2019
Requirements: PDF Reader 35 MB
Overview: The definitive source of how-to instruction and creative inspiration for artists working in water-based media.
Packed with page after gorgeous page of illustrations demonstrating tried-and-true techniques, inspirational ideas and the most up-to-date information about must-have painting tools and materials, watercolorists find everything they need in WATERCOLOR ARTIST to help them create stunning art…from start to finish.
Genre: Magazine –
Artist’s Palette – No165, 2019
Requirements: PDF Reader 39 MB
Overview: Artist’s Palette is the perfect magazine for the aspiring and accomplished artist alike. Provides insights on, as well as step-by-step demonstrations from, Australian and international artists. Featuring the latest in news, reviews and products from the art world as well as exhibition previews and reviews.
Genre: Magazine –
Piero della Francesca: Artist and Man by James R. Banker
Requirements: .PDF reader, 6,3 MB
Overview: Largely neglected for the four centuries after his death, the fifteenth century Italian artist Piero della Francesca is now seen to embody the fullest expression of the Renaissance perspective painter, raising him to an artistic stature comparable with that of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
But who was Piero, and how did he become the person and artist that he was? Until now, in spite of the great interest in his work, these questions have remained largely unanswered. Piero della Francesca: Artist and Man integrates the story of Piero’s artistic and mathematical achievements with the full chronicle of his life for the first time, fortified by the discovery of over one hundred previously unknown documents, most unearthed by the author himself.
The book presents us with Piero’s friends, family, and collaborators, all set against the social background of the various cities and courts in which he lived – from the Tuscan commune of Sansepolcro in which he grew up, to Renaissance Florence, Ferrara, Ancona, Rimini, Rome, Arezzo, and Urbino, and eventually back to his home town for the final years of his life. As Banker shows, the cultural contexts in which Piero lived are crucial for understanding both the man and his paintings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Artist Profile – Issue 47 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 169 MB
Overview: Artist Profile is an innovative new quarterly magazine that profiles our leading artists and rising art stars. The magazine features intimate studio portraits that document leading artists, young talent and their working environments; profiles of neglected mid-career artists; leading opinion writers, previews of major public gallery exhibitions; feature articles on international artists and events; book reviews; and more
Artist Profile provides a fresh, imaginative periodical to record the personalities that fill the visual arts and inspire a new generation of art lovers.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges (Wisconsin Studies in Film) by Glenn Lovell
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2 MB
Overview: Escape Artist-based on Glenn Lovell’s extensive interviews with John Sturges, his wife and children, and numerous stars including Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, and Jane Russell-is the first biography of the director of such acclaimed films as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and Bad Day at Black Rock. Lovell examines Sturges’s childhood in California during the Great Depression; his apprenticeship in the editing department of RKO Pictures, where he worked on such films as Gunga Din and Of Human Bondage; his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II; and his emergence as one of the first independent producer-directors in Hollywood. Chronicling the filmmaker’s relationships with such luminaries as Spencer Tracy, James Garner, Yul Brynner, and Frank Sinatra, Escape Artist interweaves biography with critical analyses of Sturges’s hits and misses. Along the way, Lovell addresses the reasons why Sturges has been overlooked in the ongoing discussion of postwar Hollywood and explores the director’s focus on masculinity, machismo, and male-bonding in big-budget, ensemble action films. Lovell also examines Sturges’s aesthetic sensibility, his talent for composing widescreen images, and his uncanny ability to judge raw talent-including that of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn, all of whom began their careers in Sturges’s movies. This long overdue study of a major Hollywood director will find a welcome home in the libraries of film scholars, action movie buffs, and anyone interested in the popular culture of the twentieth century. Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association "Pick up a copy of film critic and scholar Glenn Lovell’s terrific new Sturges biography, Escape Artist. . . . I can’t urge you enough to check out this interview-rich, aesthetically and culturally perceptive look at the filmmaker and his work."-Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News “Lovell’s list of interviewees reads like a who’s who of Hollywood and they obviously provided rich source material for this full-scale biography and career survey.”- Leonard Maltin “This long overdue study of a major Hollywood director will find a welcome home in the libraries of film scholars, action movie buffs, and anyone interested in the popular culture of the twentieth century.”-Turner Classic Movies (TCM.com)
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Movie Director Biographies