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 - Mexican Indian Folk Designs: 252 Motifs from Textiles (Dover Pictorial Archive)
Mexican Indian Folk Designs: 252 Motifs from Textiles (Dover Pictorial

This fascinating book is the product of intensive scholarly research, its exacting illustrations based on choice examples of Mexican Indian textiles in many different museums and private collections. Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, the patterns represent more than 20 major Mexican Indian cultures.Among the designs are a two-faced feathered serpent from the Huichol culture, an allover pattern dominated by horizontal zigzags woven by the Otomí, and a flower and leaf design from the Tepehua. The Huasteco people are represented by a bold motif featuring prancing animals with bushy tails; a Nahuatl design depicts a lion with a flower in his mouth; while an elegant curvilinear Mazatec motif features flowers, vines, and birds. Other peoples whose art is represented include the Tarahumara, Tepecano, Mestizo, Zapotec, Mixteco, and Cuicatec. In the bold, startling designs originated by these cultures are primal links to the imagery of other cultures and traditions, centuries old and worldwide.Artists, designers, and craftspeople will value this modestly priced collection as a source of striking and unusual royalty-free designs for inspiration and practical use; anyone interested in Mexican Indian ...

  • ASIN: 0486275248
  • UPC: 800759275243
 - The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art (Dover Books on Fine Art)
The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art (Dover Books on Fine

"This is an outstanding text for teachers and students." — The Studio This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau explores a tremendous variety of ancient and modern works: the Parthenon friezes, Italian mosaics, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Gothic stonemasons' marks of France and Germany as well as paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, and Pollock. His insightful expositions cast new light on such well-known works as Raphael's "The School of Athens," Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," Rubens' "Descent from the Cross," and Renoir's "Le Moulin de la Galette." Advancing step by step through each painter's vast body of work, the survey highlights new contributions from each period and artist. Every analysis is conducted according to strict methods, placing the work within the intellectual atmosphere of its time. Original, informative, and stimulating, The Painter's Secret Geometry reveals the framework of art as well as its most profound and secret poetry. This new edition of the cult classic is a vade mecum for any student of art history or artistic composition. "I found the material presented in this book to be fascina...

  • ASIN: 0486780406
  • UPC: 800759780402
 - Comical Abstract Folk Art Cats
Comical Abstract Folk Art

Creative CatsOriginal Art byRichard 2012Here you will find a collection of twenty five cats drawn exclusively by the noted artist Richard Cortez. Each cat has its own page and creative title. “Creative Cats” will bring smiles and happiness to your day; featuring the bright, colorful and expressive art of Richard Cortez. It is a joy for adults and kids alike!FREE BONUS!!All purchasers of eBooks by Richard Cortez will have access to a wonderful eBook he wrote called “Where is Fifi’s Mother," accessible by a link at the end of the book.ADDITIONAL BONUS!All readers of this eBook by Richard Cortez will receive a 25% discount on all paintings by mentioning a code placed in the end of the book for his online gallery at

 - Ganesha's Sweet Tooth
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

The bold, bright colors of India leap off the page in this fresh and funny picture book retelling of how Ganesha came to help write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, but when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! With the help of the wise poet Vyasa, and his friend Mr. Mouse, Ganesha learns that what seems broken can be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive rendition of a classic tale.

  • Brand: Chronicle Books
  • ASIN: 1452145563
 - Abstract Design and How to Create It (Dover Art Instruction)
Abstract Design and How to Create It (Dover Art

Students, designers, and craftspeople who want to create their own abstract patterns and designs will find this profusely illustrated guide one of the best books available on the subject. After an introductory chapter dealing with the geometric basis of design, the author goes on to discuss implements and their use (T-square, compass, dividers, ruling pen, etc.), borders, textile patterns, nature study, and treatment.Over 380 illustrations include many diagrams, designs for title pages, border patterns, allover patterns, textile patterns, and historical examples from an extraordinary number of cultures and periods: Assyrian stone carvings, Greek and Roman jewelry, 18th-century English silverwork, and more. Thorough and comprehensive, Abstract Design and How to Create It will be an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn the principles and techniques of creating nonrepresentative designs.

  • ASIN: 0486276732
  • UPC: 800759276738
 - Motif-Index of Folk-Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, j (Volume 1 of 6)
Motif-Index of Folk-Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, j (Volume 1 of

This monumental work has now become... the indispensable tool of all folk narrative scholars." ―Southern Folklore QuarterlyA work of this kind can never be quite complete, but in this work Stith Thompson has approached perfection." ―VolkskundeAn invaluable aid to students and scholars... " ―Reference & Research Book NewsIndiana University Press, with the generous support of the L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, is pleased to announce the republication of this folklore classic, in honor of the centenary of the American Folklore Society.

  • ASIN: 0253338816
 - Painting the Impressionist Landscape: Lessons in Interpreting Light and Color
Painting the Impressionist Landscape: Lessons in Interpreting Light and

Master Impressionism with an art-instruction classic. Impressionism has inspired generations of American artists. And no one has done more for the cause of American Impressionism than Charles Hawthorne, the founder of the Cape Cod School of Art. In Painting the Impressionist Landscape, author and artist Lois Griffel explores Hawthorne’s theories about color and light in depth. Griffel, the longtime director of the school Hawthorne founded, teaches his philosophy like no other painter can, with inspiring step-by-step painting lessons and illuminating text. A true classic of art instruction, Painting the Impressionist Landscape has sold more than 30,000 copies in hardcover in the fifteen years since it was first published. Now a new generation of painters can bring impressionism into their work with this convenient and affordable paperback edition.

  • Brand: Books
  • ASIN: 0823095193
 - Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables
Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other

A major reevaluation of an iconic 20th-century American artist This comprehensive study of Grant Wood (1891–1942) is packed with extensive new scholarship and provides fresh insight into the career of one of the key figures of 20th-century American art. Working primarily in the traditional genres of portraiture and landscape, Wood infused his paintings with a palpable tension that is grounded in the profound epistemological and social upheavals of his time. Exploring Wood’s oeuvre from a variety of perspectives, this book presents the artist’s work in all of its subtle complexity and eschews the idea that Wood can be categorized simply as a Regionalist painter.   Generously illustrated, Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables includes several works published here for the first time, as well as new photography of other paintings. The essays in the volume contextualize Wood’s work within a much larger art-historical framework than has previously been considered; renowned scholars address topics such as the artist’s literary influences, the role of gender identity in his paintings, and the parallels between Wood’s work and the contemporaneous European movements of Surrealism, Neue Sachlichkeit, Precisionism, Art Deco design, and the Arts and Crafts movement. Throug...

  • ASIN: 0300232845
 - The Lost Artist: abstract folk art
The Lost Artist: abstract folk

Abstract art

  • ASIN: 1532784821
 - Illusion of time: abstract folk art
Illusion of time: abstract folk

This book contains abstract paintings by artist Avery Findley.

  • ASIN: 1532748892
 - The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy
The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being

The New York Times bestseller that’s “LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY” (Elle Décor) and “SPOT-ON…with a healthy amount of cursing" (POPSUGAR)The anti-clutter movement is having a moment. You may have heard about a book―an entire book―written on the topic of tidiness and how “magical” and “life-changing” it is to neaten up and THROW AWAY YOUR BELONGINGS. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s time to fight that ridiculousness and start buying even more stuff and leaving it any place you want. Guess what, neatniks? Science shows that messy people are more creative.*Being a slob is an art, and there’s a fine line between being a consumer and being a hoarder. Don’t cross that line. This book shows you how to clutter mindfully and with great joy. The results are mind-blowing. Your plants will stop dying. Your whiskey bottle will never run dry. Your drugstore points will finally add up to a free jar of salsa and some nice shampoo. You’ll go shopping and discover you’ve lost weight...It's time to take back your life from the anti-clutter movement.  *As well as smarter and more attractive. 50 illustrations

  • Brand: Countryman Pr
  • ASIN: 1581573871
 - Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules Primer
Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules

For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques. Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the “proper” way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread freeform, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments. 

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1617691410
 - Abstract Coloring Book: 40 Abstract Pattern Coloring Pages in a Variety of Themes from Modern Art to Folk Art (Fine Art Coloring Books) (Volume 1)
Abstract Coloring Book: 40 Abstract Pattern Coloring Pages in a Variety of Themes from Modern Art to Folk Art (Fine Art Coloring Books) (Volume

Get fantastic value for money with this huge Abstract Coloring Book! The 40 expertly illustrated abstract designs in this coloring book for adults will provide hour upon hour of entertainment! Features of this Swear Word Coloring Book: Single sided coloring pages allow for the pages to be removed Suitable for markers, felt tips, gel pens, coloring pencils and more due to single sided, removable pages Professional quality designs from start to finish Blank color test page at the back of the book Description: This abstract coloring book contains 40 single sided coloring pages. This allows you to remove each page for framing or hanging. This also helps reduce bleed through onto the other designs even if you are using markers, making this book suitable for everything from coloring pencils through to marker pens. The abstract designs contained within this fantastic book are created by various artists, each hand picked by us here at Adult Coloring World to ensure fantastic quality throughout. We know that sometimes you will buy a book after being impressed initially by an amazing design on the cover, only to be disappointed with the books contents when you open it. Well we make sure this never happens with any of our books and we can assure you that all of the designs inside are hig...

  • ASIN: 1530312671
 - Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others
Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring

Become a true leader through Mindfulness If you thought leading a team or organization meant simply creating and implementing a financial plan, delegating responsibility, and watching the bottom line, well, you're only partly right. True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges. The book opens up a world of meditation exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime (no chanting or patchouli required!) and that are the gateway to improved judgment and decision making, improved time management, enhanced team effectiveness, greater productivity, and more on-the-job inspiration and innovation. Details the nine ways in which leaders can incorporate Mindfulness into every aspect of their lives Illustrates how meditation and business actually do mix Essential for anyone interested in anticipating and serving client needs The author coaches executives throughout North America and is quoted widely in the media Offering essential skills for both life and work, Mindful Leadership show...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1118127110
 - Strange Trees: And the Stories Behind Them
Strange Trees: And the Stories Behind

Have you ever heard of the Strangler Tree? The Bubblegum Tree? The Upside-Down Tree? How about trees with horns, bottles, sausages, crowns, and ones that walk or even explode? Crazy, maybe, but true. Find out more about these, and many others, in this colorfully illustrated collection of the most bizarre—but real—trees from around the world, once again reminding us that the art of nature is far stranger than fiction. The perfect book for inquisitive naturalists with imaginations, Strange Trees also includes a map of the world showing where the trees grew.

  • Brand: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ASIN: 1616894598
 - The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions: Take Control of Borderline Personality Disorder with DBT
The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions: Take Control of Borderline Personality Disorder with

The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions offers breakthrough, new mindfulness skills and exercises drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you move past harmful emotions. If you suffer from intense emotions, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with emotion regulation disorders, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other comorbid conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and severe depression. Developed by Marsha Linehan, DBT is a clinically proven, evidence-based treatment for intense emotions that can help you start feeling better right away. This is the first consumer-friendly book to offer Linehan’s new mindfulness skills to help you take control of your emotions, once and for all.In this book, you’ll learn seven powerful skills that highlight the unique connection between mindfulness and emotion regulation. Each skill is designed to help you find focus in the present moment, reduce impulsive behavior, and increase a sense of connection to your true self, even during times of extreme stress or difficulty.You can feel calmer, more grounded, and centered. If you’re ready, the mindfulness practices in this book will help you move away from a chaotic, emotion-driven life and cultivate a focused, intentional one....

  • ASIN: B0197SJPDI
 - Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil
Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de

The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil rights.Dominique and John de Menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and René Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. In Houston, they built the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, the Cy Twombly Gallery, and underwrote the Contemporary Arts Museum.      Now, with unprecedented access to family archives, William Middleton has written a sweeping biography of this unique couple. From their ancestors in Normandy and Alsace, to their own early years in France, and their travels in South America before settling in Houston. We see them introduced to the artists in Europe and America whose works they would collect, and we see how, by the 1960s, their collection had grown to include 17,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, rare books, and decorative objects.      And here is, as well, a vivid behind-the-scenes look at the art world of the twentieth century and the enormous i...

  • ASIN: B073R1JXJ9
 - Decoding Mimbres Painting: Ancient Ceramics of the American Southwest
Decoding Mimbres Painting: Ancient Ceramics of the American

A New York Times Best Art Book of 2018This generously illustrated book explores the pottery of the Mimbres people and offers new insight into its imagery.Named after a valley in what is now Southwestern New Mexico, the Mimbres culture flourished between the 9th and 12th centuries. Through the exploration of paintings on Mimbres bowls, this book offers revelations about the culture's worldview based on the patterns and shapes depicted in their pottery. Drawing on extensive research as well as photography of the flora and fauna that still thrive in the Mimbres valley, the authors make the case that the pottery's beautiful black-and-white paintings and highly intricate designs are abstractions of visual experiences--some seen in the natural world and others generated by trance-like states brought on by ingesting the datura plant. Presenting a distinctive new interpretation of the iconography of ancient Mimbres painted ceramics, this volume addresses Mimbres culture and how this past civilization lived and communicated with the spirit world.Published in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • ASIN: 3791357433
 - Abstract design in American quilts.
Abstract design in American

16 pg., 6 B/W illustrations. Shipped in archival bag Issued in conjunction with a July 1 - Sept.12, 1971, exhibition, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, that focused on the inherent regard for a tangible form of visual satisfaction in quilt making. Includes title/date/size list of each quilt and a bibliography.

 - free art for sale: abstract and modern folk art
free art for sale: abstract and modern folk

the tri-polar art show continues. Battling the forces of evil isn't easy but someone's gotta do it.

  • ASIN: 1533091242

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