The Songlines

Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504038339
Format: PDF, Docs
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International Bestseller: The famed travel writer and author of In Patagonia traverses Australia, exploring Aboriginal culture and song—and humanity’s origins. Long ago, the creators wandered Australia and sang the landscape into being, naming every rock, tree, and watering hole in the great desert. Those songs were passed down to the Aboriginals, and for centuries they have served not only as a shared heritage but as a living map. Sing the right song, and it can guide you across the desert. Lose the words, and you will die. Into this landscape steps Bruce Chatwin, the greatest travel writer of his generation, who comes to Australia to learn these songs. A born wanderer, whose lust for adventure has carried him to the farthest reaches of the globe, Chatwin is entranced by the cultural heritage of the Aboriginals. As he struggles to find the deepest meaning of these ancient, living songs, he is forced to embark on a much more difficult journey—through his own history—to reckon with the nature of language itself. Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin’s final—and most ambitious—works. From the author of the bestselling In Patagonia and On the Black Hill, a sweeping exploration of a landscape, a people, and one man’s history, it is the sort of book that changes the reader forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Chatwin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Sketch Think Draw

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Publisher: Moleskine
ISBN: 9788867324866
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When looking at the travel journals of Giancarlo Iliprandi, one of the masters of Italian graphic design, you can see how sketching can become a way of looking at reality, and therefore a way of designing communication. Travel journals and bundles of paper filled with sketches and drawings show, much like the engine underneath the bonnet, the processes that make Iliprandi tick. As he himself says «action precedes thought» and, in this case, it is the sketch precedes the birth of the idea.

Paper Blanks Old Leather Wraps

Author: Paperblanks Book Co
Publisher: Paperblanks
ISBN: 9781551564401
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There is nothing quite like the look and feel of our Old Leather Wraps. Unique, tactile, and so very pleasing to the eye, this Handtooled journal captures the antique beauty of Italian blank books. The high quality paper, binding and design are a marvel to the touch, and over-the-top embellishment combines with the look of a journal that has been lovingly used for at least a century. Not only does this have our magnetic wrap, but also added is a classic grey ribbon marker and a memento pouch to store the treasures of a life well lived.

Animation Sketchbooks

Author: Laura Heit
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452119700
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Animation Sketchbooks, fifty of the leading contemporary talents working in independent animation offer a glimpse into their private sketchbooks. During the conceptual stages of their projects, these groundbreaking and award-winning artists employ a variety of mediums to exercise their creativity, including pencil, paint, collage, puppetry, and photography. Each artist shares a selection of their craft along with personal insights into their influences and the artistic processes behind their unique sketches, character studies, storyboards, and doodles. The range of visions and techniques on display provide endless inspiration and allow a rare insight into the scope of the animator's art.

The Joker Ruled Pocket Journal

Author: Matthew K Manning
Publisher: Insights
ISBN: 9781683830306
Format: PDF
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Featuring fourteen pages of in-world content and original illustrations before giving way to blank ruled pages, this pocket-size notebook lets readers feel like they’re part of the Joker’s world. In the midst of committing another fiendish crime, the Joker jots down his deranged thoughts—until the Dark Knight arrives to foil his plans. That’s where you come in! This ruled notebook contains an original storyline and several pages of notes and sketches created by the Joker, before giving way to blank ruled pages on which you can jot your own notes. Atmospheric, engrossing, and designed with a dynamic in-universe aesthetic, this pocket-size notebook will make you feel like you’re part of the Joker’s world. THE JOKER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)

Nevertheless

Author: Alec Baldwin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062409735
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“A thorough and sophisticated effort to answer an interesting question: How did an indifferently raised, self-flagellating kid from a just-making-ends-meet, desultorily functioning Long Island family, in Massapequa, turn into Alec Baldwin, gifted actor, familiar public figure, impressively thoughtful person, notorious pugilist? . . . Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving . . . . Baldwin writes with great knowledge about old films, the art of acting, what he has learned from other actors, and about the differences among television, film and theater. . . . He’s a highly literate and fluent writer.”—New York Times One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir. Over the past three decades, Alec Baldwin has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most gifted, hilarious, and controversial leading men. From his work in popular movies, including Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Cooler, and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed to his role as Jack Donaghy on Tina Fey’s irreverent series 30 Rock—for which he won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards—and as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, he’s both a household name and a deeply respected actor. In Nevertheless, Baldwin transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir, he introduces us to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student gearing up for a career in politics; the self-named "Love Taxi" who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict drawn to drugs and alcohol who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything. Throughout Nevertheless, one constant emerges: the fearlessness that defines and drives Baldwin’s life. Told with his signature candor, astute observational savvy, and devastating wit, Nevertheless reveals an Alec Baldwin we have never fully seen before.

Moleskine Inspiration and Process in Architecture Wiel Arets

Author: Moleskine
Publisher: Moleskine
ISBN: 9788866134701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Exacting, oversized perspective views alternate with schematic diagrams, fixing nascent ideas onto paper. These materials reveal an approach to design which is more concerned with content than form. Book features include: 144 pages printed on ivory-colored paper; cloth-bound; mounted with raw cardboard; colored spine; elastic band; size: large