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    Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style

    Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style Lowest new price: $64.39
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    Author: Jérôme Gautier
    Brand: Yale University Press

    Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) was undoubtedly the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. Her clothes and accessories have remained perennially chic, and her legendary fashion house continues to exert a powerful sway over today's designers. Jérôme Gautier tells the story of Chanel's iconic style through hundreds of images, many taken by the leading lights of fashion photography, including Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon, Patrick Demarchelier, Horst P. Horst, Annie Leibovitz, Man Ray, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Ellen von Unwerth. This innovative volume pairs classic and contemporary photographs, placing fashion plates from Chanel's time alongside those by the house's designer-in-chief, Karl Lagerfeld. For instance, Cecil Beaton's portrait of Chanel appears alongside Lagerfeld's image of Cate Blanchett emulating her, and a classic plate by Henry Clarke flanks an arresting shot by Juergen Teller. 

    Through these dazzling photographs, Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style identifies key elements that have defined Chanel's style for generations, such as jersey and tweed, formerly considered menswear fabrics, and the little black dress, which transformed a hue previously reserved for mourning into a statement of elegance. Pearls were her staple, and she often embellished outfits with her signature camellia. Eleven chapters compare the original forms of these enduring trademarks with their later expressions over the years and to the present day, letting the vocabulary of Chanel's style speak for itself.

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    • Chanel The Vocabulary of Style

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    Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models (Voices That Matter)

    Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models (Voices That Matter) Lowest new price: $29.32
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    Author: Roberto Valenzuela
    Brand: Valenzuela Roberto

    Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels. His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their newfound knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, Picture Perfect Practice, a breakout success.

    In Picture Perfect Posing, Roberto takes on the art of posing. For many photographers, after learning to compose an image and even light it properly, a portrait can still easily be a failure if the pose is not natural, elegant, and serving the needs of both the subject and the photographer. Instead of just showing page after page of poses–like most posing books on the market–Roberto actually breaks down the concept of posing by examining the anatomy, starting with the core foundation: the spinal chord and neck. Building from there, Roberto discusses every component of what makes poses work, as well as fail. How should the model hold her hands? Bend her elbows? Position her fingers? Should the model look toward or away from the camera, and why? It all depends on what the photographer wants for the shot, and Roberto discusses the entire process, from the intent of the photographer through the execution of the pose. For those who have been discouraged by an inability to pose their subjects, or who have simply not known where to start in order to "figure it out," Picture Perfect Posing is the essential resource they need to learn how posing truly works, and how they can learn to direct the exact pose they need for the shot they want.  

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    • Picture Perfect Posing Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models

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    The Digital Photography Book: Part 1 (2nd Edition)

    The Digital Photography Book: Part 1 (2nd Edition) Lowest new price: $15.94
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    Author: Scott Kelby
    Brand: Kelby Scott

    This is it—the #1 best-selling digital photography book ever! It’s the award winning, worldwide smash hit, written by Scott Kelby, that’s been translated into dozens of different languages, because it’s the one book that really shows you how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use (and surprisingly, it’s easier than you’d think).

    This updated, second edition of the bestselling digital photography book of all time includes many new images; up-to-date information on gear, pricing, and links; and a new chapter from the author on the "Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was First Starting Out in Photography." 

    Here’s how Scott describes this book’s brilliant premise: “If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, ‘Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, with the background out of focus?,’ I wouldn’t stand there and give you a photography lecture. In real life, I’d just say, ‘Put on your zoom lens, set your f-stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.’ That’s what this book is all about: you and I out shooting where I answer questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I’ve learned just like I would with a friend—without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak.”

    This isn’t a book of theory—full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. With over 200 of the most closely guarded photographic “tricks of the trade,” this book gets you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.

    Each page covers a single concept that makes 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 taking 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 this is the book for you.

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    • The Digital Photography Book Part 1

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    Magnum Contact Sheets

    Magnum Contact Sheets Lowest new price: $29.08
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    Author: Kristen Lubben
    Brand: imusti

    At their best, the pictures add to our understanding of the surface event documented and reveal something profound about the people pushing that history forward. ― The Los Angeles Times

    Available for the first time in an accessible paperback edition, this groundbreaking book presents a remarkable selection of contact sheets and ancillary material, revealing how the most celebrated Magnum photographers capture and edit the very best shots. Addressing key questions of photographic practice, the book illuminates the creative methods, strategies, and editing processes behind some of the world’s most iconic images.

    Featured are 139 contact sheets from sixty- nine photographers, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks, and spreads from contemporary publications including Life magazine and Picture Post. Further insight into each contact sheet is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by the members’ estates. Many of the acknowledged greats of photography are featured, including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, and Inge Morath, as well as such members of Magnum’s latest generation as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Alec Soth. The contact sheets cover over seventy years of history, from Robert Capa’s Normandy landings and the Paris riots of 1968 via Bruno Barbey, to images of Che Geuvara by René Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold, and portraits of classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden.

    446 illustrations

    Features:

    • Thames & Hudson Ltd

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    Harry Gruyaert: East/West

    Harry Gruyaert: East/West Lowest new price: $40.41
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    Author: Harry Gruyaert

    A two- volume publication, one volume featuring Harry Gruyaert’s photographs of Los Angeles and Las Vegas in 1981, the other his photographs taken in Moscow in 1989

    At a time when the world was politically divided into East and West, Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert’s quest for light and sensuality led him to capture the colors of two very different worlds: the vibrant glitziness of Las Vegas and Los Angeles in 1981, and the austere restraint of Moscow in 1989 just before the fall of the Soviet Union. The resulting photographs form a striking record of a remarkable era.

    Including an essay by writer, curator, and artist David Campany, this two-volume publication reproduces almost 100 photographs from the series, nearly seventy of which are being published for the very first time. With each volume presented in a half slipcase, Harry Gruyaert: East/West offers an in-depth look at one of the world’s foremost photographers in two unique and contrasting locations, at a historically critical moment.

    96 photographs

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    How To Draw Anime: Easy step by step book of drawing anime for kids ( Anime drawings, How to draw anime manga, Drawing manga) (Basic Drawing Hacks) (Volume 7)

    How To Draw Anime: Easy step by step book of drawing anime for kids ( Anime drawings, How to draw anime manga, Drawing manga) (Basic Drawing Hacks) (Volume 7) Lowest new price: $6.99
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    Author: Peter Childs

    DRAW THEM ALL!!

    Learn to draw Misa, Saitama, Lord Boros, Ena, Kouichi, Mei Misaki, Bishamon, Suzuya, Sheele, Shuu, Yae and many more anime manga characters step by step!!

    Easy Step by Step Book for Kids To Draw Anime Manga Cartoon Characters. The "How To Draw Anime " guide will enable your child to communicate with the outside world with visual intelligence. They will learn to express their feelings, emotions and wants more efficiently. 

    Peter Child's " How To Draw Anime " will help your children develop important cognitive skill . They will learn to express their emotions by drawing cartoon characters of anime manga that they see in the TV . This will teach them how to become a better artist. This book in targeted towards young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical and drawing skills and build a repertoire of skills. 

    Gradually your children will learn to express their feeling towards their family, friends and loved ones. They will start to correlate them with anime characters in a funny and constructive manner. With time , your children will build confidence in drawing . At the same time they will be confident to recognize common cartoon characters and reproduce those using a pencil and a piece of paper.


     
    If you are looking for a drawing book to guide your kids through step by step, you got it! This book is simple at the same time challenging. Simplicity will mean that your children will enjoy their work. Challenging will mean that they won't get bored . They will progress higher by going through the steps. 


    Even the youngest artists can learn how to draw anime step by step from basic shapes such as circles and ellipses. This book shows 33 anime manga cartoon heroes, heroines and villains drawn step by step. 


    Benefits of the book: 

    "How To Draw Anime" by Peter Childs will help your children with- 
    * Communication skills. 
    * Memory and recognition skills 
    * Hand-Eye co-ordinations 
    * Early art concept 
    * Pride in drawing 
    * Understanding of the world 
    * Motivation and patience 
    * Color vocabulary 


    Don't let your child fall behind. This isn't necessarily about the quality of their current artwork, it is about their ability to communicate with their surroundings. 

    Order this book and you will see how the simple process of improving your child's ability to draw common cartoon characters will translate into an improved ability to connect with the world.

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    Charles Bargue: Drawing Course

    Charles Bargue: Drawing Course Lowest new price: $48.11
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    Author: Gerald Ackerman
    Brand: Brand: Acr Edition (Acc)

    The Bargue-Gérôme Drawing Course is a complete reprint of a famous, late nineteenth century drawing course.

    Features:

    • Used Book in Good Condition

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    Mastering the Nikon D750

    Mastering the Nikon D750 Lowest new price: $25.01
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    Author: Darrell Young
    Brand: Young Darrell

    Mastering the Nikon D750 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D750 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

    This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

    Darrell's friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The information in this book goes beyond the camera itself and also covers basic photography technique.

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    • Mastering the Nikon D750

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    The Deep-sky Imaging Primer, Second Edition

    The Deep-sky Imaging Primer, Second Edition Lowest new price: $42.69
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    Author: Charles Bracken

    The book that taught thousands of people about astrophotography has been completely revised and updated in this second edition. It covers everything you need to know to capture stunning images of deep-sky objects with a DSLR or CCD camera:

    • The fundamental concepts of imaging and their impact on the final image
    • How to pick a telescope and camera
    • How to get set up and take the images
    • Where and when to find the best objects in the night sky
    • How to process images using PixInsight® and Adobe Photoshop®
    • Start-to-finish examples of image processing

    Full-color with over 325 illustrations.

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    Jim Shaughnessy Essential Witness: Sixty Years of Railroad Photography

    Jim Shaughnessy Essential Witness: Sixty Years of Railroad Photography Lowest new price: $34.42
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    Author: Jim Shaughnessy

    A comprehensive survey of master railroad photographer Jim Shaughnessy’s images of the railroad in North America in the transitional era from steam locomotives to diesel- powered engines

    Jim Shaughnessy is an essential witness to six decades of change in North American railroading, from the late 1940s into the twenty-first century. His photographic achievement is one of the pinnacles of railroad photography as a genre, which he, along with others of his generation, raised to the level of art, worthy of consideration beyond the world of trains and the interest of rail fans.

    The early years of his career coincided with the dramatic shift in the railroad industry from the steam locomotive to the diesel engine. During those transition years of the 1940s and 1950s, Shaughnessy was there to record every nuance and every detail with uncommon insight and unrelenting dedication. Shaughnessy loved steam, but he also embraced diesel. It was a period of transition, and it would only happen once, and he made the most of it, for he understood that he was a witness to history.

    Born and raised in Troy, New York, a city with a deep industrial heritage rooted in iron and steel, Shaughnessy began by documenting the railroad scene in the Northeastern United States. His interests and travels also took him to other areas of the country to document the Rio Grande narrow gauge in Colorado and the Union Pacific Big Boys in Wyoming, and into Canada and Mexico as well.

    Shaughnessy distinguished himself from the previous generation of railroad photographers by thinking more photographically and exploring the creative potential of the medium, challenging the conservative vision that had dominated railroad photography through to mid-century. This led him to see beyond the trains themselves to visually interpret the industrial and cultural landscape through which they moved. And so he documented the railroad environment, set within village, town, and city as well as rural and wilderness landscapes. He not only photographed the trains and locomotives, but contextualized the railroad by depicting the personnel, the infrastructure, and architecture, documenting for posterity the workers behind the machines that operated in the depots, roundhouses, and back shops. He captured a sense of place and time in astutely observed moments during both day and night in all seasons. Particularly striking are his images of trains at night―as author and historian Lucius Beebe once described Shaughnessy’s work, “He was master in the massive effects of black and white.”

    Drawn from a lifetime’s work and an archive of some 60,000 images, the principal focus of this revealing new book is on the decades of the 1950s and 1960s, perhaps the most dynamic era of North American railroading. 150 duotone illustrations

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