Artistic Bedfellows: Histories, Theories and Conversations in Collaborative Art Practices
PDF
Artistic Bedfellows: Histories, Theories and Conversations in Collaborative Art Practices

Holly Crawford brings together a series of interviews, essays, conversations, and remarks on collaboration. International visual artists, critics, writers, and musicians explore a range of histories, discourses and theories relating to communal, collective practices including FLUXUS, Zero, GRAV and SPUR in mid-20th century, women artists in the GDR and the Critical Art Ensemble in the Eighties and the experimental New Social Art Scho...

NEW: How to Photograph Concept and Fashion Nude
PDF
NEW: How to Photograph Concept and Fashion Nude

How to Photograph Concept and Fashion Nudes A guide to styling, posing, lighting and shooting contemporary art nudes Do you want to create nude images that have a modern look? Do you find a lot of art nude images are old-fashioned? In 30 shoots described in this book you will learn how to create and style exciting, contemporary images. You will be given tools and techniques that you can easily apply to your images. You will be able t...

Using Your Digital Camera: A Basic Guide to Taking, Manipulating, Printing, and Storing Your Photographs
PDF
Using Your Digital Camera

In the tradition of the author's classic book "Using Your Camera", "Using Your Digital Camera" is packed with all the basic concepts, no-fail techniques, and practical information that aspiring and veteran photographers need know to become experts in every area of digital photography. Readers will find hundreds of stunning full-color examples and comprehensive, up-to-date information on such topics and macros; digital zoom; "digital"...

Digital Photography Boot Camp: A Step-By-Step Guide for Professional Wedding and Portrait Photographers
PDF
Digital Photography Boot Camp

Boot Camp has helped me tremendously. I made the switch from film to digital in my photography business 4 months ago. I really didn't know what I was getting myself into, but this book has made the transition successful. I keep it right next to my Mac and use it almost every day. The three most important tools for me in my business...my Canon camera, my Mac computer, and Boot Camp by Kevin Kubota.

The Ethics of Seeing : Photography and Twentieth-Century German History
PDF
The Ethics of Seeing : Photography and Twentieth-Century German History

Throughout Germany’s tumultuous twentieth century, photography was an indispensable form of documentation. Whether acting as artists, witnesses, or reformers, both professional and amateur photographers chronicled social worlds through successive periods of radical upheaval. The Ethics of Seeing brings together an international group of scholars to explore the complex relationship between the visual and the historic in German history...

Emotion Pictures: Cinematic Journeys into the Indian Self
PDF
Emotion Pictures: Cinematic Journeys into the Indian Self

Cinema is not just a visual medium; it is also an emotional medium. This emotional dimension is what makes some films-like Kismet, Aawara, Baiju Baawra, Pyaasa, Mother India, Mughal-e-Azam, Mere Mehboob, Sholay, Amar Akbar Anthony DDLJ-our films. Each year a few films become mega-hits in India (and Pakistan) because we all choose to see them, and some of us more than once. M F Husain the painter was famously quoted as having seen Hum...

Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany
PDF
Afterlives: Allegories of Film and Mortality in Early Weimar Germany

Weimar cultural critics and intellectuals have repeatedly linked the dynamic movement of the cinema to discourses of life and animation. Correspondingly, recent film historians and theorists have taken up these discourses to theorize the moving image, both in analog and digital. But, many important issues are overlooked. Combining close readings of individual films with detailed interpretations of philosophical texts, all produced in...

Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times
PDF
Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times

Susana Loza’s Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times is a much needed and cutting edge critical intervention in monster studies, speculative fiction, and critical ethnic studies. Contextualized within cultural and political histories, it offers timely and intersectionally nuanced readings of popular culture that persuasively lead us to this contemporary moment in which white supremacy and imperialism...

Superhero Movies (Pocket Essential series)
PDF
Superhero Movies (Pocket Essential series)

In 1978 Superman made audiences believe a man could fly. Since then, superhero movies have shown that man can not only fly, but swing from webs through New York’s concrete canyons, turn monstrous shades of green if suitably angry, and dress as giant rodents to safeguard the city streets. Today, there are more superhero movies than ever before as the cinematic skies are filled with caped crusaders and nocturnal vigilantes that continu...

The Last Modernist: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos
PDF
The Last Modernist: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos

Theo Angelopoulos is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive contemporary filmmakers and a highly idiosyncratic film stylist. His work, from the early 1970s to The Beekeeper, Landscape in the Mist, The Suspended Step of the Stalk and the recent Cannes prize-winner Ulysses' Gaze, demonstrates a unique sensibility and a preoccupation with form (notably, the long take, space, and time) and with content, particularly Greek politic...