Author : Norbert Schneider
Publisher : Taschen
Release :2003
Total pages :215
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 3822820814

INSIGHTS INTO CHANGES OF MENTALITY AND PHILOSOPHY. HOW DO THE OBJECTS IN A STILL LIFE REFLECT THE CUSTOMS, IDEAS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE TIME? THIS IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WHICH NORBERT SCHNEIDER ASKS IN THIS BOOK. THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES AND THE 17TH CENTURY WAS WITHOUT DOUBT THE HEYDAY OF THE STILL LIFE. IT IS AN ART FORM WHICH GIVES US VALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO CHANGES OF MENTALITY AND PHILOSOPHY AS WELL AS PEOPLE'S NOTIONS OF DEATH. STILL LIFES CHART THE HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES AND THEIR ACCEPTANCE AS WELL AS THE GRADUAL REPLACEMENT OF THE MEDIAEVAL CONCEPT OF THE WORLD.

Author : Steven Dietz
Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
Release :1998
Total pages :97
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0871298694

Author : Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release :2003-07-01
Total pages :448
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0759528098

When a series of murders strikes small-town Kansas, FBI Special Agent Pendergast must track down a killer or a curse -- either way, no one is safe. A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heartland. No one is safe.

Author : Alexander Long
Publisher : White Pine Press (NY)
Release :2011
Total pages :114
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1935210297

Presents a collection of poems that draw from the complexities of a single scene or subject.

Author : Norman Bryson
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release :1990
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 094846206X

Historically and culturally, the societies that produced still life painting could hardly be more diverse. What is it, then, that allows us to place such different types of image in a single category? Norman Bryson argues that the family resemblances between the different types of still life stem from their common portrayal of a level of material culture that retains its fundamental outlines through long spans of time and across the boundaries and divisions of national culture: the culture of domestic routine and the rituals of hospitality. How this 'low plane reality' is historically viewed and inflected by the 'higher' levels and discourses of the surrounding culture is the fundamental subject of this book.

Author : Parramon's Editorial Team
Publisher : Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release :2004
Total pages :96
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0764157078

Focuses on the composition of inanimate objects and covers such concepts as color choices, light sources, and point of view.

Author : Herbert Furst
Publisher :
Release :1927
Total pages :268
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : WISC:89057260838

Author : Mark Doty
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release :2002-07-10
Total pages :80
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780807066102

Mark Doty's prose has been hailed as "tempered and tough, sorrowing and serene" (The New York Times Book Review) and "achingly beautiful" (The Boston Globe). In Still Life with Oysters and Lemon he offers a stunning exploration of our attachment to ordinary things-how we invest objects with human store, and why.

Author : Michael Friel
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release :2014-12-16
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307828781

The equivalent of a foundation course in traditional oil painting for beginning to intermediate level artists, this in-depth book uses the still life as a practical way to master oil techniques. The still life is a practical, forgiving genre as it does not require the likeness of a portrait or the accurate proportions of the figure and, unlike the landscape, it doesn’t change with the weather. Instead, it gives aspiring artists ample time to study and the opportunity to look closer. It can be used as a purely formal subject for drawing and painting techniques, or a platform for emotional expression using personal symbolism and imagery. However, though the still life is used throughout as a teaching tool, this is first and foremost a book about oil painting. It begins with simple compositions that build to more complex arrangements. Starting with essential information on how to best set up your studio—including lighting, equipment, materials (paints, solvents, brushes, mediums), and preparing your canvas and paper for oil painting—Still Life Painting Atelier then offers concrete lessons in a logical progressive sequence, with step-by-step illustrations, finished paintings, diagrams and tips. Chapters cover: • How to address composition through thumbnail sketches and line drawings • Using underpainting to study the characteristics of light and shade • The basics of color theory and color mixing • How to use a variety of brushes to create sharp and soft edges • Techniques that are helpful when painting metal and glass • How to apply glazing and scumbling to bring luminosity and texture

Author : Tom Robbins
Publisher : Bantam
Release :2003-06-17
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0553897942

Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads.