Release on 2009-11-15 | by Stephen Archer,Cynthia M. Gendrich,Woodrow B. Hood
Its Art and Craft
Author: Stephen Archer,Cynthia M. Gendrich,Woodrow B. Hood
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights, directors, actors, designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology, as well as the varying roles of scholars, critics, and dramaturgs. Appropriate for beginning theatre majors, minors, or non-majors, Theatre: Its Art and Craft helps students understand how theatre happens, who makes it, and what they do. Updated with new statistics, references, and photographs, the sixth edition now features an overhauled design section: the authors have divided the design chapter into two parts: one focused on the tactile elements of design (sets, costumes, props) and the second on the temporal elements (lights, sound, and new technologies).
A practical guide for everyone who must deliver a lecture, lead a discussion, assign a grade, or carry out the hundreds of tasks involved in being a successful teacher from the first day of school to the last.
In this illustrated book, Azza Fahmy, a world-renowned designer of jewelry based on traditional motifs, lays before us an Aladdin's cave of jewelry made in all corners of Egypt over the last one hundred years, collected through her extensive travels throughout the country.
"For several thousand years, all dyes were of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin, and many ancient civilizations possessed excellent dye technologies. The first synthetic dye was produced in 1856, and the use of traditional dyes declined rapidly thereafter. By 1915 few non-synthetics were used by industry or craftspeople. The craft revivals of the 1920s explored traditional methods of natural dyeing to some extent, particularly with wool, although the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dye manuals, which recorded the older processes, remained largely forgotten. In The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing, J.N. Liles consolidates the lore of the older dyers with his own first-hand experience to produce both a history of natural dyes and a practical manual for using pre-synthetic era processes on all the natural fibers--cotton, linen, silk, and wool. A general section on dyeing and mordanting and a glossary introduce the beginner to dye technology. In subsequent chapters, Liles summarizes the traditional dye methods available for each major color group. Scores of recipes provide detailed instructions on how to collect ingredients--flowers, weeds, insects, wood, minerals--prepare the dyevat, troubleshoot, and achieve specific shades"--Publisher's description.
Explains the fine points of dry-stacked and dry-laid stonework, including gathering tools, selecting materials, and shaping the stones while offering instructions for stacking a stone retaining wall and laying a courtyard with fieldstone
Release on 2012-04-16 | by Culinary Institute of America
The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen
Author: Culinary Institute of America
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
A book with full-color photos and 450 recipes provides a professional resource to the art of garde manger, which includes a broad base of culinary skills, from basic cold food preparations to roasting, poaching, simmering and sautéing meats, fish, poultry, vegetables and legumes.
No longer confined to a flat medium, illustration has been liberated to new heights of fancy limited solely by the imaginations of todays leading artists. Some employ paper cutting to create multilayered worlds that you look into rather than upon. Others work with fabric or thread, embroidering colorful conceptual masterpieces that have the ability to shock or surprise. Still others make use of mixed media, not wishing to be limited by choice of material when crafting their individual visions. Whether two or three dimensional, each of the artworks featured reflect an entirely unique voice, which expands upon the very definition of illustration. Artists include Gregory Euclide, Frank Plant, Ulla Jokisalo, Chris Maynard and Elsa Mora.