500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work (500 Series)

500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary

These 500 wonderful works of art created with fabric and thread form a bountiful international collection of the best in art quilts today. There is something new and engaging to discover on every page one masterpiece after another. Sterling Publishing Co.

  • Brand: Sterling Publishing Co, Inc
  • ASIN: 1600590586

500 Traditional Quilts (500 Series)

500 Traditional Quilts (500

Quilters: prepare to be inspired! From precision-pieced log cabins and dimensional trapunto to feathered stars and intricate appliqué, this remarkable collection captures the beauty of traditional quilts as never before. Juried by Karey Bresenhan, a renowned figure in the quilting world, and featuring a huge roster of the very best national and international artists, these 500 masterpieces showcase classic patterns, forms, and techniques.

  • ASIN: 1600596886

Star Log Cabin Quilt (Quilt in a Day)

Star Log Cabin Quilt (Quilt in a

Star Log Cabin adds a new dimension of beauty to the classic Log Cabin pattern. Using her famous Log Cabin book as the foundation, Eleanor has developed an assembly-line method of adding stars among the blocks. These are easy stars, not diamond patches! Choose from several different layouts for a distinctive look

  • Brand: Brand: Quilt In A Day
  • ASIN: 0922705860
  • UPC: 735272010326

20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44 Other Fabulous Flowers: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers

20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44

This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes–tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more–over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip.This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, snap dragons, and zinnias, are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author’s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip!

  • Brand: Quarry Books MN
  • ASIN: 159253886X
  • UPC: 080665010446

Celtic and Old Norse Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Celtic and Old Norse Designs (Dover Pictorial

Artists, illustrators, designers, and craftspeople in search of exceptionally bold and inventive motifs will find them in this versatile treasury brimming with 125 royalty-free designs. Taken from authentic Celtic and Old Norse sources, they include an amazing array of birds, human figures, and mythological creatures, all ingeniously woven into an intricate network of spirals and interlacings.Meticulously adapted from artwork that graced ancient rune stones and religious symbols, furniture, manuscripts, bronze mirrors, sword hilts, cooking utensils, and other artifacts, the illustrations depict a crucifix; decorative creatures that adorned the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels; interwoven designs from stone crosses of Ireland, Scotland, and Cornwall; and many other designs and motifs.Convenient and inexpensive, this collection offers inspiration and a wealth of immediately usable dramatic ornamentation rich in character and distinctive in content.

  • Brand: Dover Publications
  • ASIN: 0486412296
  • UPC: 800759412297

Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam: Complete Guide to 500 Embroidery-Stitch Combinations, Perfect for Crazy Quilting

Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam: Complete Guide

Choose from over 500 crazy-quilt seam treatments, each with a detailed photo and guide for the basic stitches included. Learn 61 basic embroidery stitches, including silk ribbon and beaded stitches, through step-by-step photos, plus get crazy-quilt block piecing instructions and helpful information on tools and supplies. Then put it all together in a gorgeous, intricate sampler. Join the author’s popular Facebook group, Joyful Embellishments, to stitch along with fellow embroiderers.

  • ASIN: B077DYGGYV

500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work (500 Series)

500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary

  • ASIN: B003C4P1QY

500 Full-Size Patchwork Patterns

500 Full-Size Patchwork

Provides templates for making traditional patchwork quilts, and briefly explains how to plan a quilt, cut pieces, and assemble quilt blocks

  • Brand: Brand: Sterling Pub Co Inc
  • ASIN: 0806962305

Imago Dei: The Byzantine Apologia for Icons (The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts)

Imago Dei: The Byzantine Apologia for Icons (The

In 726 the Byzantine emperor, Leo III, issued an edict that all religious images in the empire were to be destroyed, a directive that was later endorsed by a synod of the Church in 753 under his son, Constantine V. If the policy of Iconoclasm had succeeded, the entire history of Christian art--and of the Christian church, at least in the East--would have been altered.Iconoclasm was defeated--by Byzantine politics, by popular revolts, by monastic piety, and, most fundamentally of all, by theology, just as it had been theology that the opponents of images had used to justify their actions. Analyzing an intriguing chapter in the history of ideas, the renowned scholar Jaroslav Pelikan shows how a faith that began by attacking the worship of images ended first in permitting and then in commanding it.Pelikan charts the theological defense of icons during the Iconoclastic controversies of the eighth and ninth centuries, whose high point came in A.D. 787, when the Second Council of Nicaea restored the cult of images in the church. He demonstrates how the dogmas of the Trinity and the Incarnation eventually provided the basic rationale for images: because the invisible God had become human and therefore personally visible in Jesus Christ, it became permissible to make images of that Image...

  • ASIN: 0691141258

500 Art Quilts byHemachandra

500 Art Quilts

  • ASIN: B00692NLSG

500 Art Quilts (500 Series) by Ray Hemachandra (7-May-2010) Paperback

500 Art Quilts (500 Series) by Ray Hemachandra

  • ASIN: B013PQKSO8

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 2 (v. 2)

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 2 (v.

Historical dress and textiles, always a topic of popular interest, has in recent years become an academic subject in its own right, transcending traditional genre boundaries. This annual journal includes in-depth studies from a variety of disciplines as well as cross-genre scholarship, representing such fields as social history, economics, history of techniques and technology, art history, archaeology, literature, and language. The contents cover a broad geographical scope and a range of periods from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Papers in this latest volume discuss clothing descriptions in an early Irish poem in relation to archaeological finds; the Latin inscription embroidered on the Bayeux Tapestry; clothmaking in twelfth-century French romances; medieval Paris as an international textile market; the cost of sartorial excess in England as attested by sumptuary laws and satire; textile cleaning techniques at a German convent in the fifteenth century; the use of jewelled animal pelts as fashion accessories in the Renaissance; and the social significance of the embroidered jacket in early modern England. Also included are reviews of recent books on dress and textile topics. ROBIN NETHERTON's research focuses on medieval Western European clothing and its interpretatio...

  • ASIN: 1843832038

The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece

The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a

  • ASIN: B005E87F2E

Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket and Similar Weaving Traditions

Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket and Similar Weaving

Floating Threads represents an attempt to catalogue float weave techniques used to decorate Batik cloth throughout the archipelago and hints at possible lines of distribution. Being a coffee-table book, photographs are an important part of the story. Our main sources for photography have been collections in Indonesia's own provincial museums and the National Museum of Indonesia with gaps filled by local collectors and foreign museums when not available in Indonesia. Unfortunately, Indonesia's provincial museums were established after 1950, when specimens of some textiles were no longer available in the country, the prime examples of this being the pinatikan of North Sulawesi and the Kalumpang (West Sulawesi) textiles featured in Chapter Two. The photographed textiles cover the 19th century to the present, complementing the text which reaches into the distant past and includes recent experimentations, for contemporary fabrics are as important as historical weavings to the continuation of Indonesia's precious textile traditions. Modernization is the only way to keep weavers interested in plying their trade, stimulated by the popularity of their products. New forms will always arise to replace old styles that have fallen out of favor, but there will always be a weaver or two who wil...

  • ASIN: 6027208503

The Study of the Bayeux Tapestry

The Study of the Bayeux

This volume presents a selection from the classic literature on the tapestry, providing a comprehensive companion to its study. The articles have been carefully chosen in order to provide a strong, balanced coverage of most aspects of the tapestry; all the major themes — the material fabric of the artefact, its origin, its relation to other early sources, its visual language, the form and function of the inscriptions, the work's general meaning and purpose, and the way it was perceived — are discussed in authoritative contributions collected here. The volume also includes substantial new essays by the editor on studying the Bayeux tapestry, and on its origin, art, and message. Dr RICHARD GAMESONis Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Contributors: RICHARD GAMESON, CHARLES STOTHARD, EDWARD FREEMAN, W.R. LETHERBY, CHARLES PRENTOUT, SIMONE BERTRAND, RENÉLEPELLEY, C.R. DODWELL, N.P. BROOKS, H.E.J. COWDREY, H.E. WALKER, RICHARD BRILLIANT, SHIRLEY ANNE BROWN, MICHAEL HERREN

  • ASIN: 0851156649
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