Magma Sketchbook: Design & Art Direction

Author: Magma Books

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856699044

Category: Artists' preparatory studies

Page: 184

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With reliable information (not readily or accurately available on the internet) these sketchbooks address the needs of contemporary practitioners, carefully treading that fine line between providing practical tools and information while not interfering with their creative freedom. They are also made entirely out of eco-friendly materials. Sketchbooks for the twenty-first century: for artists, illustrators, draughtsmen and anyone interested in the visual arts. Ideally suited for designers, graphic designers, illustrators, art directors and anyone working within the creative industries, or studying these disciplines, or simply interested in exploring his or her creativity. This updated sketchbook design features a unique tear-off cover that, when removed, exposes the resilient textured cover in a contrast colour.
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Magma Sketchbook: Design & Art Direction

Pocket Edition

Author: Magma Books,Lachlan Blackley

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856699747

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Ideally suited for designers, graphic designers, illustrators, art directors, and anyone working within the creative industries, or studying these disciplines, or simply interested in exploring his or her creativity. Artists have always relied on their sketchbooks. This was true for artists working within a fine art tradition and is just as true today in the age of Macs, digital cameras, and computer-generated imagery. This new line addresses the needs of contemporary practitioners: illustrators, designers, art directors, fashion designers, filmmakers, and anyone within the visual arts. Helpful and user-friendly, these sketchbooks tread that fine line between giving users practical tools and information while not interfering with their creative freedom.
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Cretomania

Modern Desires for the Minoan Past

Author: Alexandre Farnoux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351570781

Category: History

Page: 296

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Since its rediscovery in the early 20th century, through spectacular finds such as those by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, Minoan Crete has captured the imagination not only of archaeologists but also of a wider public. This is shown, among other things, by its appearance and uses in a variety of modern cultural practices: from the innovative dances of Sergei Diaghilev and Ted Shawn, to public and vernacular architecture, psychoanalysis, literature, sculpture, fashion designs, and even neo-pagan movements, to mention a few examples.Cretomania is the first volume entirely devoted to such modern responses to (and uses of) the Minoan past. Although not an exhaustive and systematic study of the reception of Minoan Crete, it offers a wide range of intriguing examples and represents an original contribution to a thus far underexplored aspect of Minoan studies: the remarkable effects of Minoan Crete beyond the narrow boundaries of recondite archaeological research.The volume is organised in three main sections: the first deals with the conscious, unconscious, and coincidental allusions to Minoan Crete in modern architecture, and also discusses archaeological reconstructions; the second presents examples from the visual and performing arts (as well as other cultural practices) illustrating how Minoan Crete has been enlisted to explore and challenge questions of Orientalism, religion, sexuality, and gender relations; the third focuses on literature, and shows how the distant Minoan past has been used to interrogate critically more recent Greek history.
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