Perspective for the Beginning Artist
More Than 40 Techniques for Understanding the Principles of Perspective
This introductory guide gives an overview of how perspective works, explaining different approaches and methods for dividing areas of a scene or subject proportionally using basic media: pencil, charcoal, pastel and ink. A range of techniques is explored – starting with straightforward frontal and oblique perspectives and building to the aerial view – each one clearly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and including useful tips, before the final section applies the skills to common subjects.
The Prehistoric Masters of Literature
William Shakespeareasaurus and the Brontëosaurus sisters are two of the six literary giants transformed in this pre-historic introduction to literature. Fun information and extracts of each spoof author’s work are complemented with a biography of the actual writer. Age 7+
The Prehistoric Masters of Art
In this entertaining introduction to art history, six artists are reimagined as prehistoric painters, including Leonardo Da Velociraptor and Frida Kahlopholus. The works are described and presented ‘dino-style’, and each fictional master is followed by a biography of the real artist. Age 7+
These 16 projects, by four renowned origami artists, incorporate centuries-old techniques – folding a swan or a miniature lily, for example – with more recent forays into electro and wet-fold (which helps the paper keep its shape) origami. There are tips on tools and materials, clearly described and photographed techniques, and projects including an owl in a tree, a lampshade and a light-up tiara.
For Beginners and Beyond: Art Materials, Techniques and Picture Making
David Webb, an experienced artist and teacher, offers comprehensive guidance to beginners and improving watercolourists, providing clearly illustrated instructions and solutions to the most common problems that students encounter. Including advice on tools and equipment, the guide explores over 20 different techniques, from flat wash to thick gouache, examines composition, with special sections on landscapes, textures and portraits, and considers the varied methods and styles of ten renowned watercolour artists. Slightly off-mint.
The Visual Guide to Everything You Need to Know
Ideal for those with some knowledge of macramé, this manual provides advice on materials and step-by-step instructions to help readers achieve a variety of knots for making rings, necklaces, earrings and a watch strap, and ultimately design their own pieces.
Primo Levi's Resistance
Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy
Primo Levi is admired for his powerful testimony of survival in Auschwitz, but he was more than a witness. For three months in 1943, he was an anti-Nazi partisan fighter, but neither he nor his biographers have said much about this episode. Combining investigative flair with profound empathy, this pioneering book unearths the ‘ugly secret’ that haunted Levi for the rest of his life, and provides an insight into both Resistance politics and the moral complexity of his work.
Fling, Sling and Batter Your Way to Victory
All You Need to Know About Medieval Weaponry
Discover the gruesome armoury of medieval warfare, and learn how foot soldiers laid siege to massive castles. This boxed set includes a 24-page book and 15 model pieces that will allow you to build a working siege catapult and assemble walls, towers and gatehouses to batter into submission. Full instructions and stirring accounts of actual medieval sieges are provided. Age 7+