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The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression by Bruce Barnbaum

This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (originally published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. With well over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers seeking to make a personal statement through the medium of photography. Without talking down to anyone, or talking over anyone’s head, Barnbaum presents “how to” techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.

Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world’s finest landscape and architectural photographers, and for decades has been considered one of the best instructors in the field of photography. This latest incarnation of his textbook, which has evolved, grown, and been refined over the past 35 years, will prove to be an ongoing, invaluable photographic reference for years to come. It is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer.

Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 by Scott Kelby

With over 800 of the most closely guarded photographic “tricks of the trade,” this boxed set—consisting of all four parts of Scott Kelby’s best-selling series, The Digital Photography Book—is the ultimate resource for any one who wants to shoot dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.

Scott Kelby, the man who changed the “digital darkroom” forever with his groundbreaking, best-selling The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography—how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use (and it’s easier than you think). These aren’t books of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. These are books on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. Each page covers a single concept on how to make your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you’ll learn another pro setting, tool, or trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. If you’re tired of shots that look “okay,” and if you’re tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, “Why don’t my shots look like that?” then these are the books for you.

BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro by Jim Miotke

Absolutely anyone can take better photos!

If you can press a button, you can take great pictures. It’s as simple as that. In BetterPhoto Basics, Jim Miotke, founder of the popular online photography school BetterPhoto.com, shares tips and tricks to improve your photos right away, no matter what camera you’re using. Too busy to read a book? No problem—flip to any page for an instant tip to use right away! Learn to compose knockout shots, make the most of indoor and outdoor light, and photograph twenty popular subjects, from sunsets and flowers to a family portrait. Those who want to go further get tips on controlling exposure and the secrets behind ten advanced creative techniques. And everyone will appreciate Jim’s breakdown of easy fixes to make in Photoshop. No matter what your level of experience, you’ll be amazed how easy it is to start taking photos like the pros.


 Photography


         
The Digital Photography BookScott Kelby, the man who changed the “digital darkroom” forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling,       award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography–how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use (and it’s easier than you’d think). Freeman’s The Photographer’s EyeThe Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman. Photography (10th Edition)A picture tells a thousand stories, but the one it doesn’t tell is how the shot was made. Barbara London and John Upton’s Photography is an all-inclusive look at the craft of photography. This book will help any amateur move up a few notches, and it serves as a refresher course for professionals as well.

 


 Modern Art Styles


         
Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern ArtThis landmark survey represents the first effort by a major North American museum to examine its collection by highlighting the production of modern and contemporary women artists. Featuring essays by nearly 50 writers, including both MoMA curators and outside scholars, among them many of the strongest voices in current research on art and gender, this groundbreaking publication presents a variety of generational and cultural perspectives. A Picasso Portfolio: Prints from The Museum of Modern ArtPrintmaking was fundamental to Pablo Picasso’s artistic vision.     Over his long career,he made well over 2,000printed images, focusing on the intaglio techniques of etching, engraving, drypoint and aquatint, as well as on   lithography and linoleum cut. History of Modern Art (Paper cover) (6th Edition)For over four decades, H. H. Arnason’s History of Modern Art has been an indispensible guide to a large and complex subject. Revised and expanded by co-author Elizabeth C. Mansfield, the sixth edition presents a comprehensive overview of modern art with fascinating new material on such topics as Postmodernism, globalization, and art institutions in the twenty-first century.

 


 Posters & Prints


         
Art at Lincoln Center: The Public Art and List Print and Poster CollectionsThe first volume to showcase both Lincoln Center’s fabulous public art and the List Poster and Print collection, Art at Lincoln Center          begins with a tour of the campus and the art that has been collected since its inception. London Transport Posters“London Transport Posters” celebrates a century of    outstanding graphic design commissioned by the   Underground, London Transport, and its present-day successor,    Transport for London. This book explores the organisation’s pioneering role as Britain’s  greatest patron of poster art,         a unique role developed in the   early twentieth century under the visionary leadership of Frank Pick. The selected artworks and   posters, many published here for the first time, reflect a dazzling variety of period styles and techniques, produced by an extraordinary range of artists and designers attracted by the Underground’s world-wide reputation. Classic Posters: 16 Art StickersLegions of poster enthusiasts and sticker fans will find immense pleasure in this collection of 16 beautifully printed tributes to the golden age of the poster. Works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, Chéret, Mucha, Will Bradley, Eugène Grasset, and other masters who brought poster art to a new height are represented in sticker format, ready to enhance stationery and gift packages and delight devotees of these noted turn-of-the-century artists. Dover Original. 16 full-color stickers on 4 plates.

 


 Artists


         
501 Great Artists: A Comprehensive Guide to the Giants of the Art WorldFrom the creators of 1001 Paintings You Must See before  You Die (2007) comes 501 Great Artists. The volume is edited by professors in the field and arranged chronologically by   artist’s birth year. Each entry is brief, ranging from half a page to three pages. Color coding is used to group entries into eras. A glossary of relevant terms is also included. Hands : Growing up to Be an Artist As the child in this story watches her mother and father work with their hands, she knows she wants to build and sew and garden and paint just like they do. All she needs is a special place to work, lots of good materials–and plenty of encouragement. With these tools, she is able to make the most wonderful things. Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (Lab Series)Carla Sonheim is an artist and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. Her innovative ideas are now collected and elaborated on in this unique volume.

 


 Art Galleries & Museums


         
How to Get a Job in a Museum or Art GalleryGetting your  dream  job in  the arts  is no  mean  feat these days.  In this book, the author explores the world of museums and galleries, focusing on contemporary issues and current options for employment in this field. This down-to-earth guide will help you work out what kind of job you would be best suited to, and how to prepare for a career in your chosen field. The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art TheftIn the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, thieves posing as cops entered Bostons Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and left with a haul unrivaled in the art world, including three Rembrandts and a Vermeer, valued today at $600 million. Boser, a contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report, turned amateur sleuth after the death of a legendary independent fine arts claims adjuster, Harold Smith, who was haunted by the Gardner robbery. Museums and Art GalleriesThis is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR’d book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.

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