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  • Foundations in Comic Book Artby John Paul Lowe

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    A comprehensive guide to creating and developing comic book and graphic novel art, from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction. John Lowe, Dean of the School of Communication Arts at SCAD, presents an in-depth primer on the tools and techniques used by top sequential artists to crate... more...

  • Human Factors of a Global Societyby Tadeusz Marek; Waldemar Karwowski; Marek Frankowicz; Jussi Kantola; Pavel Zgaga

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.95

    During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which is affected by recent advances in engineering, science,... more...

  • Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient Worldby Katharina Rebay-Salisbury; Ann Brysbaert; Lin Foxhall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to the construction, maintenance, and collapse of networks of various forms ? which are central to explanations of cultural contact and change. Focusing... more...

  • French Postersby Isabella Alston

    TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99

    The French poster, born of a basic utilitarian purpose, has developed with age into an admired and collected art form. Vintage posters command high prices at auction and curators specialize in their restoration. The earliest art-worthy posters appeared on the streets of Paris designed by French-born artists such as Jules Chéret, who popularized... more...

  • Landschaften und ihre Bilder in ägyptischen Texten des zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr.by Kai Widmaier

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 53.64

    Das Themenfeld ?Landschaft? ist innerhalb der Ägyptologie bislang kaum beachtet worden. Ein Grund dafür ist sicherlich, dass beispielsweise aus Sicht der Geographie, der Kunst- oder Literaturwissenschaft unter ?Landschaft? vieles verstanden werden kann: etwa ein Naturausschnitt, das Ergebnis einer ästhetischen Betrachtung oder eine Bildgattung. Dabei... more...

  • 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...