Cobalt Blue

Author: Peggy Payne

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780998077

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 930

Burned out from work and a recent breakup, Andie Branson, a 38-year-old commercial artist in a conservative town in the American South, has a shocking and unexpected religious experience, kundalini rising, the physical manifestation of tantric enlightenment. Andie's struggle to regain control of her mind and body is complicated by a too close connection with her glamorous world-wandering parents, especially her magnetically attractive father, and by an assignment working closely with a bigoted U.S. senator, the man who, for her, personifies evil. Her story ranges from the elegant little golf town of Pinehurst, North Carolina, to the raucous and shadowy byways of pre-Katrina New Orleans, with pauses in India, Ecuador, and other exotic locations. Andie finds her redemption finally through ecstatic religious ritual, the mysterious healing properties of water, and by claiming and steering the power that has erupted within her.
The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes

Author: John Britt

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1600592163

Category: Glazes

Page: 188

View: 321

"With recipes for mixing, testing, applying, and firing hundreds of high-fire glazes, this fully illustrated reference will help all ceramists gain a better understanding of glazes and the factors that make them work."--Book Jacket.
The Pigment Compendium

Author: Nicholas Eastaugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750657495

Category: History

Page: 509

View: 780

The Pigment Compendium Dictionary is a comprehensive information source for scientists, art historians, conservators and forensic specialists. Drawn together from extensive analystical research into the physical and chemical properties of pigments, this essential reference to pigment names and synonyms describes the inter-relationship of different names and terms. The Dictionary covers the field worldwide from pre-history to the present day, from rock art to interior decoration, from ethnography to contemporary art. Drawing on hundreds of hard-to-obtain documentary sources as well as modern scientific data each term is discussed in detail, giving both its context and composition. * Comprehensive list of pigment names and synonyms * Pigments used worldwide from pre-history to the present day * Contains information from hundreds of hard-to-obtain documentary sources
Gum Printing

Author: Christina Z Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317326427

Category: Photography

Page: 306

View: 649

Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice is a two-part book on gum bichromate written by the medium’s leading expert, Christina Z. Anderson. Section One provides a step-by-step description of the gum printing process. From setting up the "dimroom" (no darkroom required!) to evaluating finished prints, it walks the reader through everything that is needed to establish a firm gum practice with the simplest of setups at home. Section Two showcases contemporary artists’ works, illustrating the myriad ways gum is conceptualized and practiced today. The works in these pages range from monochrome to colorful and from subtle to bold, representing a variety of genres, including still lifes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urbanscapes and more. Featuring over 80 artists and 400 full-color images, Gum Printing is the most complete overview of this dynamic and expressive medium that has yet appeared in print. Key topics covered include: The history of gum Simple digital negatives for gum, platinum, and cyanotype Preparing supplies Making monochrome, duotone, tricolor, and quadcolor gum prints Printing gum over cyanotype Printing gum over platinum Troubleshooting gum Advice on developing a creative practice
A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

Author: Robert Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198546688

Category: Nature

Page: 544

View: 600

This first and only guide to cover all the birds of the Philippines includes all 572 species known to inhabit within the 7,100 islands that comprise the Philippines. Illustrated with 72 specially painted color plates showing all species recorded from the Philippines and 500 maps.
Pigment Compendium

Author: Nicholas Eastaugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136373923

Category: Science

Page: 963

View: 103

This is an essential purchase for all painting conservators and conservation scientists dealing with paintings and painted objects. It provides the first definitive manual dedicated to optical microscopy of historical pigments. Illustrated throughout with full colour images reproduced to the highest possible quality, this book is based on years of painstaking research into the visual and optical properties of pigments. Now combined with the Pigment Dictionary, the most thorough reference to pigment names and synonyms avaiable, the Pigment Compendium is a major addition to the study and understanding of historic pigments.
A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists

Author: Robert Ridgway


ISBN: HARVARD:32044106202492

Category: Animals

Page: 204

View: 257

Pt. 1. Nomenclature of colors: Preface. Principles of color and general remarks. Colors required by the zoölogical or botanical artist. Comparative vocabulary of colors. Bibliography -- Pt. 2. Ornithologists' compendium: Glossary of technical terms used in descriptive ornithology. Table for converting millimetres into English inches and decimals. Table for converting English inches and decimals into millimetres.