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  • Words for Picturesby Brian Michael Bendis; Joe Quesada

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more. Arguably the most popular writer in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis shares the tools and techniques he uses to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel... more...

  • Soul of the Dark Knightby Alex M. Wainer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This is a book about the comics genre and language, how these were used to create Batman, and how that character's longevity is largely due to the medium's unique formal qualities. It argues that Batman's core appeal is his mythic nature which allows him to transcend changes in reader tastes, the vicissitudes of the comics industry, and... more...

  • Greek Mythology in Byzantine Artby Kurt Weitzmann

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    Kurt Weitzmann demonstrates that the postulated miniatures of the handbook that goes under the name of Apollodorus migrated into other texts, of which the commentary of Pseudo-Nonnus--attached to several homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus--and the Cynegetka of Pseudo-Oppian are the most important. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy... more...

  • The Look of Russian Literatureby Gerald Janecek

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    Gerald Janecek describes the experiments in visual, literature conducted from 1900 to 1930, the heyday of the Russian Avant Garde. Focusing on an aspect of Russian literary history that has previously been almost ignored, he shows how Russian writers of this period tried unusual methods to make their texts visually interesting or expressive. The book... more...

  • Emile Cohl, Caricature, and Filmby Donald Crafton

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.95

    This is the definitive biography of Emile Cohl (1857-1938), one of the most important pioneers of the art of the animated cartoon and an innovative contributor to popular graphic humor at a critical moment when it changed from traditional caricature to the modern comic strip. This profusely illustrated book provides not only a wealth of information... more...

  • Painting Expressive Watercoloursby Mike Chaplin; Diana Vowles

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Mike Chaplin is one of the most popular art experts on the very successful Channel 4 series Watercolour Challenge. In this book he reveals how he works and puts forward his ideas and teaching methods, offering plenty of tips and practical advice for the amateur artist. more...

  • Painting Expressive Watercoloursby Mike Chaplin; Diana Vowles

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Mike Chaplin is one of the most popular art experts on the very successful Channel 4 series Watercolour Challenge. In this book he reveals how he works and puts forward his ideas and teaching methods, offering plenty of tips and practical advice for the amateur artist. more...

  • Art Journal Art Journeyby Nichole Rae

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 24.99

    Words--Color--Courage Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process . Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps. Begin by putting the journal in art journal: A variety of prompts and writing... more...

  • Oil Painting with the Mastersby Cindy Salaski

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 29.99

    Master the art of oil painting with instruction on key topics and techniques such as materials, observation, references, forms, composition, color palettes, mixing colors, underpainting, working in layers, light effects, painting on location, textures and more from ten contributors, including beautiful gallery images of finished works. You will enjoy... more...

  • Founders of American Industrial Designby Carroll Gantz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    As the Great Depression started in 1929, several dozen creative individuals from a variety of artistic fields, including theatre, advertising, graphics, fashion and furniture design, pioneered a new profession. Responding to unprecedented public and industry demand for new styles, these artists entered the industrial world during what was called the... more...