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eBooks for the Fac. of Fine Arts

101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken From the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century, ed. , v.

This book shows you how to recognize and use the techniques of some of the great photographers of the last century. Each chapter of the book focuses on one photographer, and includes a brief biography as well as descriptions of one or several iconic images they photographed that include the key photographic elements that apply to that work.

3D Future Internet Media, ed. , v.

This book describes recent innovations in 3D media and technologies, with coverage of 3D media capturing, processing, encoding, and adaptation, networking aspects for 3D Media, and quality of user experience (QoE).

Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, and More, ed. , v.

This volume examines how some of the most popular musicians today—entertainers such as Madonna, Adele, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift—rose to fame and made important musical breakthroughs, all while paying tribute to those who came before them.

Art Installations, ed. , v.

Readers are introduced to how art installations are created and what they may be made up of, as well as both views on their legitimacy as art.

Artists Around the World, ed. , v.

Examines a variety of famous artists, from ballerinas, puppeteers, painters, poets, and sculptors, with accompanying illustrations and photographs to supplement the content.

Body Art, ed. , v.

This book challenges readers to consider whether or not body art is a legitimate art form.

Chinese Architecture Series: Art and Artifacts, ed. , v. 1

Showcases a collection of eight English essays by the renowned architectural historian Liang Sicheng (Liang Ssu-ch’eng, 1901–1972) on the history of Chinese architecture, covering topics such as art and architecture, Buddhist cave sculptures, pagodas, and China’s oldest wooden structure—Fo-kuang Ssu.The most prominent of these discoveries are featured in this book.

Chinese Architecture Series: Chinese Sculpture: A Historical Journey, ed. , v. 1

Between 1932 and 1939, Liang Sicheng and his wife, Lin Huiyin, together with a few members of the Institute for Research in Chinese Architecture, traveled to Northern and Southwestern China on over a dozen archaeological expeditions to conduct pioneer surveys on ancient Chinese architecture and sculptures. The most prominent of these discoveries are featured in Chinese Sculpture as a collection of short essays and vignette sketches, covering the monumental cliff shrines and the most ancient Buddhist temples in Yungang and Longmen as well as the border regions of Sichuan and Yunnan. This book p

Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History, ed. , v. 1

This is a provocative essay of reflections on traditional mainstream scholarship on Chinese art as done by towering figures in the field such as James Cahill and Wen Fong. James Elkins offers an engaging and accessible survey of his personal journey encountering and interpreting Chinese art through Western scholars’ writings.

Design of Clothing Manufacturing Processes, ed. , v.

Provides detailed coverage of the design of clothing manufacturing processes using a systematic approach to planning, scheduling and control. Explores key topics such as standardised clothing classification systems and terminologies for individual clothing types; standardised sizing systems; development of a garment collection; planning, organization, monitoring and control of clothing production; and common quality requirements for clothing textile materials.

Encyclopedia of Film Noir, ed. , v.

Features directors, actors, histories, and themes, of 1940's Film Noir years for film fans, students, and scholars.

Fearless Photographer, ed. , v.

This guide teaches the skills and techniques of shooting great high-quality sports photographs.

Graffiti, ed. , v.

This book challenges readers to consider the legitimacy of graffiti as a form of art.

Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music, ed. , v.

Focuses on modernist and postmodern classical music worldwide from 1890 to the present, covering the lives and work of the people who have composed and performed that music.

How to Write about the Media Today, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive and practical guide to writing a successful media paper or report, from selecting a topic to submitting the final draft.

Interactive Media Use and Youth, ed. , v.

Outlines interactive media as an emerging research area, growing around young people and contemporary digital arenas. The field is growing in size, shape and complexity and the need for study is urgent.

Music of the 1980s, ed. , v.

Examines the key artists in specific genres of popular music: pop, hard rock/heavy metal, rock, and country.

Political Influence of the Media in Developing Countries, ed. , v.

This book analyzes the use and structure of media in political forums in developing nations. It features research on the effects of the media on news consumption and the professional and ethical difficulties journalists and editors face in the dissemination of political messages.

Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism, ed. , v.

Examines the critical reception of pop art in America during the 1960s. Comparing the ideas of a group of New York-based critics, the author demonstrates how their ideas bear a striking similarity to the body of thought and opinion that is now associated with deconstructive post-modernism.

Super Simple Camera Projects, ed. , v.

In this book, young readers will learn about the history of the camera. It provides a timeline, easy-to follow steps, and how-to pictures so they can do science-based camera projects like a pinhole camera or a sun print.

The History of Alternative Rock, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Alternative Rock.

The History of American Pop, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of American Pop.

The History of Country Music, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Country Music.

The History of Jazz, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Jazz.

The History of Latin Music, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the style of Latin music.

The History of Music Videos, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the impact of music videos.

The History of Rap and Hip-Hop, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the impact of Rap and Hip-Hop music culture.

The History of Rock and Roll, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Rock and Roll.

The History of Western Painting, ed. , v.

This guide paints for today's reader a picture of the history of painting--from its earliest manifestations through the present day. Covering such moments as early Christian iconography, the High Renaissance in Italy, and later developments in style under such movements as the Baroque, Romanticism, and Modernism, this guide brings to life the techniques and styles of painters throughout the ages.

The History of Western Sculpture, ed. , v.

This guide explains how Western sculpture evolved over time as it adapted to changing cultural contexts. All the while, the book also highlights influential sculptors and key works.

The History of the Blues, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of the Blues.

The Instruments of Music, ed. , v.

A factbook on the range of musical instruments, written for young adults. Explores percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, and keyboards. Discusses cultural background, history, and the role each instrument has had in music. Annotated bibliographies and a complete index.

The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy, ed. , v.

This book provides concrete, innovative ways to integrate media literacy across the curriculum and teach students to be independent, skilled, and reflective thinkers. Through dozens of suggested activities, teaching strategies, and lessons, this book's unique vision allows schools to integrate media literacy into teaching at all grade levels and core content areas.

Urban Street Art, ed. , v.

This book challenges readers to consider whether urban street displays are, in fact, art.