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Epic Land is a celebration in pictures and words of the arresting beauty of the landscapes of Namibia and of the centrality of land in the culture, history, politics and daily lives of its people. The book seeks to uncover the rare essence that marks the landscape of Namibia apart from all others.
Few countries in the world are richer than Namibia in its canvas of natural beauty. The landscape is one of rich and often harsh contrast with many changing moods. A journey through its landscape is infinitely rewarding. Within this book this progression is depicted. The dramatic scenery of remote deserts, mountains, mystical trees and stormy shores are the equal of any.
Through her captivating photographs and absorbing text, Amy Schoeman shares with the reader the strange beauties of her life’s passion. The superb photographs capture the life of the desert, its forms and colours, and the moods of its ever-changing landscapes.
Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.
This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan.
Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
Foolproof mosaic projects for your garden, including planters, furniture, and ornaments
One of the most long-lasting and hard-wearing artforms, mosaic pieces are perfect to make the most of your outdoor room. Suitable for a tiny terrace or a large garden, the projects in Garden Mosaics show you how to decorate your outdoor space in the most charming, individual, and enduring way.
The extensive techniques section shows you how to choose and use the right tiles for your environment. The range of tiles on the market today is better than ever; and the book makes the most of the wealth of new materials available such as spangled tiles or inexpensive but authentic gold-leaf tiles. As you progress, you can develop your own creativity with tips on tile- and colourmatching that allow you to adapt the projects to make pieces completely unique to you and your garden.
All suitable for beginners, the 25 projects in the book range from simple decorative pieces, such as the enchanting, simple child’s footprints and butterfly stones to practical and sturdy weatherproof pieces, including a trompe l’oeil chequered mosaic tabletop and delightful planters that will add colour to your garden especially in winter. Some projects, such as the night light, can be finished in under two hours.
The original designs in this book have all been inspired by winged creatures - from birds and butterflies to beautiful bugs and dragon flies, all dreamlike and whimsical. Combining the basic elements with other motifs into intricate all-over patterns make for full-page designs that will provide hours of colouring fun. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on good quality paper on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.
Colouring books for adults are one of the world’s top leisure (and book-publishing) trends. Quivertree’s unique, all-South African colouring book is beautifully drawn by up-and-coming young SA illustrator Mieke van der Merwe, and enables its interactive users to feed their imaginations with quality creative time.
With intricate illustrations ranging from proteas and fynbos to the Joburg skyline, the Big Five and the Bo-Kaap, this book will help you take a fresh and inspiring new look at the beauty of our diverse – and unique – country.
Inkleurboeke vir volwassenes is steeds baie gewild en daar is eindelose opsies om van te kies en keur. Inligting oor selfdoentegnieke wanneer dit by inkleur kom, is egter nie so volop beskikbaar nie. In hierdie boek deel inkleurkunstenaar, Monique Day-Wilde, alles van die kies van papier, potlode en ander inkleurmateriale, tot die teorie van kleur en kleurvermenging. Sy deel ook basiese en meer gevorderde tegnieke vir spesiale effekte, en wat jy dan met jou inkleurprente kan doen. Leer oor skadutegnieke met enkele of 'n verskeidenheid kleure, afskerming, meng- en vryftegnieke, skep van tekstuur, interessante maniere om groot agtergronde te vul, byvoeging van blinkgoed, stempels met bosseleervloeistof en selfs die gebruik van potloodskaafsels. Daar skuil soveel meer agter inkleurwerk as om net tussen die lyne te hou. Terwyl daar werklik geen regte of verkeerde manier is om in te kleur nie, sal hierdie boek jou help om inkleurwerk te omskep in 'n ervaring wat sal lei tot 'n kunswerk waarop jy kan trots wees - net vir jouself, of om mee te spog by ander.
Colouring books for adults are still all the rage and everybody is spoilt for choice more than ever. How-to information when it comes to colouring is not as prolifically available. In this book colouring artist Monique Day- Wilde tells all, from choosing your paper, pencils and other colouring materials to theory of colour and colour mixing, basic and advanced techniques to special effects and what to do with your coloured pages. Learn about shading with single or multiple colours, resists, blending and burnishing, creating texture, interesting ways to fill large backgrounds, adding bling, stamping with embossing fluid and using shavings. There is so much more to colouring than just staying between the lines. While there really is no right or wrong way, this book will help you turn it into an experience, resulting in a work of art you will be proud of - just for yourself, or to show around.
What better place to daydream than in the garden. With these original designs artist Monique Day-Wilde spirits you away from the drudgery and stress of daily routine and invites you to join her in a magical world of flowers and vegetation where all is calm and tranquil. More than 30 full-page designs, from simple outlines to intricate paisley-style combinations, offer hours of colouring bliss. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on good quality paper on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.
We all have a creative side and we need to explore it. We are never too young or too old to get in touch with our own creativity again. Being creative is also a form of healing,’ says acclaimed South African artist Chanelle Correia. Her unique series of angel drawings in The Gift of Angels Colouring Book will inspire young and old to rediscover the gratification and enjoyment that comes from colouring in and being creative. Chanelle’s series of angel drawings are complemented by a variety of intricate patterns and relevant quotations from the Bible, making The Gift of Angels Colouring Book a unique and inspirational colouring in experience that will help you to still your mind and reflect in a peaceful way.
Inject a little whimsy into your daily grind! Inside are 30 relaxing and creative activities that invite you to lose yourself in floral fantasy.
Talented artist Valentina Harper opens up a world of artistic fulfillment in this inspiring colouring book for grown-ups. You don’t need to have the skills of an artist to personalize these rich, intricate drawings. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper that won’t bleed through, all pages are pre-perforated for easy removal and display. They are perfect for decorating with markers, gel pens, watercolours, or coloured pencils. Each activity is designed for creative experimentation. Valentina offers valuable tips on her distinctive, easy-to-learn patterning techniques.
And as an added bonus, best-selling craft author Marie Browning joins the fun with beautiful colouring examples.
This book takes you beyond the traditional boundaries of muted, delicate and translucent watercolour to create rich, vivid images, not only with watercolour on paper, but with other media and materials, while still retaining a watery feel and enhancing and expanding the possible textural effects. The projects showcase a mix of water media in familiar and unconventional, experimental ways. These include paint, ink, coloured pencils and fabric dye, with texture mediums forming part of the repertoire. While watercolour paper is used a fair amount, canvases, board and drafting paper or vellum are also incorporated. Some really simple, structured techniques have been covered, which can be followed step by step to achieve a very similar outcome and are suitable for crafty projects. Readers are also encouraged to use the more spontaneous and less controlled techniques (illustrated step by step), to further their own creative path, develop a sense of adventure, learn to take risks and work with their 'happy accidents'. There are lots of things one can do with unsuccessful work and the author has included ideas for incorporating discarded endeavours into new art work. Filled with fabulous ideas for both artists and crafters, even the absolute beginner will be able to play and experiment along with Water marks.
Uplifting Scripture is artistically presented on each page with complimentary artwork, offering an opportunity for reflection and receiving encouragement from God's Word while you lose yourself in the tranquillity of colouring.
With the diversity of design styles, you'll have a hard time deciding which page to colour first! Share the joy and invite others to join you - the perforated pages make this a shareable pastime. When you're finished, hang your artwork for constant inspiration.
The glossy hardcover volume features embossed text and designs and a 2.5 cm coil binding.
Take glory in the Divinity of Motherhood as you give yourself over to the relaxation of colouring again.
Whether you find some time for yourself, or are joining a child in this pastime, you'll lose yourself in the designs waiting for your colourful expression. The pages include a variety of delightful patterns, mandala designs, motifs and ink drawings that will appeal to everyone. Each lovely page will remind you how treasured your role is through Scripture and quotes. Share the joy and invite others to join you - the perforated pages make this a shareable pastime. When you're finished, hang your artwork for constant inspiration.
The glossy hardcover volume features embossed text and designs and a 2.5 cm coil binding.
Scripture from the Book of Psalms, with its beautiful poetry and rich imagery, is featured in 27 of the beautiful designs and ink drawings awaiting your coloring pleasure.
Everyone will find something that excites their creativity from amongst the delightful patterns, designs, motifs and ink drawings.
Packed with creative ideas, step-by-step projects and endless inspiration, Art On The Rocks offers a colourful, modern approach to rock painting.
Following an overview of how to gather and prepare your rocks, as well as a basic review of the tools and materials necessary for each project, three talented rock-painting artists demonstrate a range of contemporary designs featuring patterns, animals, mandalas and more. Each of the more than 35 projects includes easy-to-follow instructions and invites creativity and originality, encouraging readers to sit back, relax and develop their own unique art on the rocks.
Foto's het nog altyd sterk emosies ontlok - spesiale herinnerings wat op kamera vasgele word, het hul eie besondere bekoring. Daardie bekoring kan egter slegs met ander gedeel word as die foto's uitgestal word. En daarvoor bestaan daar veel meer moontlikhede as om hulle bloot in 'n album te sit of in 'n raam op te hang. Hierdie boek bevat meer as 75 idees om jou foto's op aantreklike en interessante maniere te vertoon. Dit is die resultaat van baie proefskote en eksperimentering. Sommige van die projekte is funksioneel en dekoratief, en ander weer heerlik prettig. Almal het egter een ding in gemeen: die kreatiewe gebruik van foto's, en wat jy ook al byderhand het om dit mee te versier. Basisse sluit in skilderdoek, glas, porselein en keramiek, hout en harde-bord, lap, kerse en vloerlyste. Daar is trouens bitter min oppervlakke wat nie op een of ander manier met foto's bedek kan word nie. Verskeie tegnieke word gebruik, waaronder verskillende oordragmetodes, decoupage, fotomontage en hars-deklae. Gebruik die idees om jou foto's in persoonlike geskenke te omskep deur alledaagse artikels daarmee te versier, of om treffende dekoritems vir jou huis te maak. Wanneer jy eers begin, sal jy dalk nie weer wil ophou nie! Die stap-vir-stap-illustrasies en aantreklike foto's van die voltooide projekte sal jou leer en inspireer. Gee dus jou skeppendheid vrye teuels en vul jou lewe met jou spesiale oomblikke.
Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.
An" Economist" Book of the Year
Costa Book Award Winner for Biography
Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)
Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, collected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.
And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.
Colour your way on a magical adventure as you step on to the streets of New York in 1926, and meet Newt Scamander and his beasts!
Then, unleash your creativity to add colour and life to the menagerie of magical creatures that are presented in stunning black & white detail in this officially licensed title by Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
From the Niffler to the Swooping Evil, each is waiting for you to breathe new life into them as you colour your way into the wizarding world.
One of the most popular crafts to re-emerge recently, decoupage is ideal to decorate just about anything, from small household items to large pieces of furniture. Starting with tools and materials, preparation of bases and blanks, choosing napkins, paper and fabric, cutting techniques and finding the perfect product for the effect you want to achieve, the book contains more than 50 appealing projects with clear step by step instructions and photographs. Following the trend to upcycle, decoupage is a fun and easy way to transform just about anything as it works on a wide range of surfaces, from glass and plastic to fabric and wood. Combining traditional and new techniques with the huge variety of specialist products available today there is no limit to what you can achieve. Suitable for beginners, this lavishly illustrated book will also inspire experienced crafters. The text is packed with useful information, helpful hints and sound advice.
Lovingly put together by quirky illustrator Guy Field, this playful and practical book starts with the basics, discussing which pencils you need in your personal drawing toolkit, then goes on to give tips and methods for drawing everything from a self-portrait to your evening meal. It revisits the work of famous pencil-wielders like Leonardo da Vinci, and uncovers the secrets of more advanced techniques such as using tracing paper and drawing the perfect freehand circle. Packed with pencil tips, tricks and a huge sense of fun, The Power of the Pencil is the perfect way to bring the joy of drawing into your life. Word count: 35,000 words
Resin jewellery is very easy to make and the technique is incredibly versatile. Popular craft author Sara Naumann shows you how to make beautiful pieces of jewellery for men and women, using simple techniques and inexpensive materials. Great fun and quick to make, you can add paper, fabric, photographs, shells, dried flowers, nail polish and more to the resin, producing professional-looking and stylish pieces that are totally unique. There are more than 50 projects to inspire you to create your own resin jewellery for yourself, or as gifts for family and friends. Ideal for beginners and more experienced crafters, prepare to become addicted!
The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor. In this beautifully written, deeply researched book Jed Perl shows how Alexander Calder became an avant-garde artist with enduring appeal. One of our most beloved modern artists, Calder is celebrated above all as the inventor of the mobile. Only now is the full story of his life being told in a gloriously illustrated biography, which features unseen photographs and is based on scores of interviews and unprecedented access to Calder's papers. Born into a family of artists, Calder forged important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century masters, including Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, and Piet Mondrian. His early years studying engineering were followed by artistic triumphs in Paris in the late 1920s, and his emergence as a leader in the international abstract avant-garde. His marriage in 1931 to Louisa James-- a great-niece of Henry James--is a richly romantic story. This transatlantic life carries readers from New York's Greenwich Village, to the Left Bank of Paris during the Depression, and then to a refugee-filled London just before the War, where Calder's circle of friends included Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Kenneth Clark.
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