Art History For Dummies

Author: Jesse Bryant Wilder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051165

Category: Art

Page: 432

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Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.
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Art For Dummies

Author: Thomas Hoving

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069102

Category: Art

Page: 408

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Britische Geschichte für Dummies

Author: Seán Lang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527643060

Category: History

Page: 430

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Schillernd ist sie, die Britische Geschichte. Erst waren dort die Kelten, dann unterwarfen die Römer die Insel, auf sie folgten die Angelsachsen und schließlich die Normannen. Schlussendlich entwickelte sich Britannien zu einem Weltreich. Warum? Sean Lang erzählt die Geschichte um Boudicca, Richard Löwenherz, Heinrich VIII. und seine Frauen, Maria Stuart und Elizabeth I. Er schildert stets mit einem Augenzwinkern Britanniens Weg zur Macht und lässt dabei auch die Schurken und Schwerenöter nicht aus. So können Sie sich mit diesem Buch schnell und umfassend über die Geschichte unserer Freunde auf der Insel informieren.
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Zeichnen für Dummies

Author: Brenda Hoddinott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527814566

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

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Immer wieder ist es faszinierend, wie schnell manche Menschen die schönsten Zeichnungen auf Papier zaubern können. Ein paar Striche, Linien und auf wundersame Art und Weise entstehen Gegenstände, Landschaften und Gesichter. Sehr beeindruckend. »Zeichnen für Dummies« beginnt mit den Grundlagen und arbeitet sich dann zu immer komplexeren Darstellungen vor. Den Lesern wird systematisch erklärt, wie sie den Stift führen müssen, damit sie ihre Motive mit einem Schuss Persönlichkeit aufs Papier bringen können.
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Sieben Tage in der Kunstwelt

Author: Sarah Thornton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104001030

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Was Robert Altmans Film »Prêt-à-Porter« für die Modewelt war, ist Sarah Thorntons Buch für die Welt des riesigen Boom-Marktes der Gegenwartskunst: Nach welchen Regeln funktioniert sie? Wer entscheidet, welcher Künstler einer der ganz großen (und ganz teuren) wird? Was treibt die Sammler, die Galeristen – und was bedeutet all das für die Kunst und die Künstler selbst? Mit dem Handwerkszeug einer Ethnologin erkundet Sarah Thornton diese einzigartige Welt aus Kreativität, Geschmack und Macht, aus Status, Hoffnung, Geld und Intrigen. Sie hat mit über 250 Insidern, Künstlern, Galeristen, Kritikern, Kuratoren und Sammlern gesprochen und ist als kritische Beobachterin für eine Zeit selbst Teil der Kunstwelt geworden. Ihr Buch schildert lebensprall und gespickt mit intelligentem Klatsch und Tratsch die Menschen und Instituitionen, die die Kunstgeschichte der Zukunft schreiben.
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GPS For Dummies

Author: Joel McNamara

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470457856

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you’ve dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it. If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. You’ll find out how to create and use digital maps and learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key point to using GPS technology. Get more from your GPS device by learning to use Web-hosted mapping services and even how to turn your cell phone or PDA into a GPS receiver. You’ll also discover: Up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems How to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online The capabilities and limitations of GPS technology, and how satellites and radio systems make GPS work How to interface your GPS receiver with your computer and what digital mapping software can offer Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn’t the same as a GPS unit What can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be How to use Street Atlas USA, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools Fun things to do with GPS, such as exploring topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. With GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition in hand, you’ll venture forth with confidence!
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Divorce For Dummies

Author: John Ventura,Mary Reed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470485361

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Since Divorce For Dummies, 2nd Edition published in 2005, there have been considerable changes in collaborative divorces, common law marriages, same sex marriages, visitation, and even custody laws (from children to pets). Divorce For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes 25 percent new, revised, and refreshed material covering all of the above.
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GIS For Dummies

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470521503

Category: Science

Page: 384

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GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Schizophrenia For Dummies

Author: Jerome Levine,Irene S. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470444878

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
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Grilling For Dummies

Author: John Mariani,Marie Rama

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470504123

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Grilling For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides readers with the how-to and what-to cook information they need to make their grilling season hot. It also offers tips sure to benefit grillers of all levels, including basic information on equipment; grill setup and maintenance; new grilling techniques for meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables; and new and updated grilling recipes.
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Joomla! For Dummies

Author: Steve Holzner,Nancy Conner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047046514X

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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BlackBerry For Dummies

Author: Robert Kao,Dante Sarigumba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470498900

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Kunst verstehen

Author: Stephen Little

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896603791

Category:

Page: 159

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Wilderness Survival For Dummies

Author: Cameron M. Smith,John F. Haslett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470542316

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

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Learn to: Use survival techniques to stay alive on land or at sea Understand basic navigation Find enough water and food Signal for help and get rescued Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale! Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore Open the book and find: Common survival scenarios you may encounter Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups The items you need to stay alive Basic orientation skills Ways to keep warm or cool The best methods for building a fire in any environment What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild True stories of survival
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Wedding Etiquette For Dummies

Author: Sue Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470502088

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Presents guidelines and advice for planning and implementing a proper and efficient wedding, focusing on practical logistics and tricky situations including ceremony protocol, reception mangement, and financial responsibilities.
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Triathlon Training For Dummies

Author: Deirdre Pitney,Donna Dourney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470453036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

View: 487

Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race. This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to: Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level Get into your best possible shape Select the right equipment and sportswear Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon Fuel your body and prevent injuries Prepare for training sessions Maintain energy and recover quickly Set training schedules for every triathlon event Treat common training and racing injuries Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.
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Organic Gardening For Dummies

Author: Ann Whitman,Suzanne DeJohn,The National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470486945

Category: Gardening

Page: 388

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Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet.
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Raspberry Pi für Dummies

Author: Sean McManus,Mike Cook,Gerhard Franken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527681205

Category: Computers

Page: 470

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Sean McManus und Mike Cook f?hren Sie Schritt f?r Schritt in die Nutzung des Raspberry Pi ein und verschaffen Ihnen einen ?berblick ?ber all die M?glichkeiten, die er Ihnen bietet. Sie zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie den Raspberry Pi zum Laufen bringen, sich unter Linux zurechtfinden, den Raspberry Pi als ganz normalen Computer mit Office- und Bildverarbeitungsprogrammen oder als Mediencenter zum Abspielen von Musik und Videos nutzen. Au?erdem lernen Sie mit Scratch und Python programmieren und erfahren alles ?ber die Verwendung des Raspberry Pi als Steuereinheit f?r elektronisches Spielzeug.
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Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

Author: The National Alliance For Youth Sports

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470533986

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match. Lay the groundwork for a great season — develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport Build your team — size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids Teach the basics of volleyball — from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements Raise the level of play — teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong Make the moms and dads happy — work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season Score extra points — keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team Open the book and find: Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals An assortment of the sport's best drills The equipment your team needs Player positions and their responsibilities Tips for running fun-filled practices Refinements for your coaching strategies How to meet players' special needs Ten ways to make the season memorable
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Google Blogger For Dummies

Author: Susan Gunelius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470469965

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Are you bemused by blogs? Eager to become a blogger? Google Blogger For Dummies can help you start blogging sooner than you think. More than 14 million people are promoting a business, connecting with family and friends, and sharing opinions with Google Blogger. This book helps you start a Blogger account, create content, build an audience, make money from your blog, and more, all without learning to program. You’ll be able to: Learn the parts of a blog, what Blogger does, and how to choose goals and blog topics Choose a domain name, learn to use the dashboard, pick a template, and configure settings Dress up your blog with themes and find out where to get plenty of free ones Learn blogging etiquette and some secrets for long-term success Make money from your blog with Google Adsense, contextual and text link ads, and merchandising with CafePress Set up multi-user blogs or branch into mobile blogging, podcasting, or video blogging Take advantage of social networking sites and learn simple search engine optimization techniques Maintain your blog with tools like Blog This! and Quick Edit Moderate comments effectively, track your stats, and more Google Blogger is a great choice for beginning bloggers, and Google Blogger For Dummies gives you the know-how to venture confidently into the blogosphere.
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