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The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. The Digital Negative is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control to extract the best-possible raw rendering of your digital negatives and to use Photoshop to achieve the highest quality in your images. In this update of his best-selling book, renowned photographer and author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images. You”ll learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images. This second edition covers all the major updates and new features in Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop, such as GPU acceleration, Radial Filters, Pano Merge, and more.
* Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives.
* Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality.
* Produce stunning black and white images.
* Learn how to remove people from photos in Photoshop using Smart Objects and Layer Blending.
* Use HDR in Camera Raw and Lightroom.
* And much more!
**Visit the book”s companion website at TheDigitalNegativeBook.com for sample images and more. **
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Jeff played host at his studio to some of the key meetings in Lightroom’s early development. With The Digital Negative, he pulls together his years of bridging traditional photography and digital photography and shares it with the broader photographic community. -Mark Hamburg, Fellow, Adobe Systems, Inc.
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An Object of Beauty

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An irresistible look at the glamour and subterfuge of New York’s art world, from bestselling author and Hollywood star Steve Martin.Lacey Yeager is beautiful, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the New York art world by storm. She begins her career at Sotheby’s, amidst the winks and nods of the fabulously wealthy. But hungry for more – and pursued by a whiff of scandal – Lacey migrates to edgy Downtown, watching Hirsts and Warhols multiply in value before her eyes.Charming men and women, old and young, rich and even richer, Lacey’s ascendancy seems assured. But when the art world bubble looks set to burst, a secret from her past rears its head, threatening to undermine everything she has worked for…

How to Get a Job in a Museum or Art Gallery

Getting your dream job in the arts is no mean feat these days. In this book, the author explores the world of museums and galleries, focusing on contemporary issues and current options for employment in this field. This down-to-earth guide will help you work out what kind of job you would be best suited to, and how to prepare for a career in your chosen field. Featuring many case studies and real life examples, this book takes a practical approach to finding the right job for you. It includes advice on creating an eye-catching CV, applying for an advertised post, finding work experience, the interview itself, and creating the career you really want. The book features a foreword by Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.
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Enrico IV

Pirandello’s savage comedy from 1921 reflects the warp of European reality after World War I and advances his philosophical arguement that reality is never a rock certainty, only a subjective creation.

The Two-Pencil Method

****From the best-selling artist and YouTube art instructor, this book features step-by-step lessons that show you how to draw professional-quality portraits, landscapes, travel sketches, and animals using only two ordinary pencils.****
Great art doesn’t have to be expensive. For the cost of a regular graphite writing pencil and an equally ordinary black colored pencil, you can create drawings worthy of framing and displaying. In this straightforward, aspiring artist’s guide to rendering a variety of popular subjects with only two pencils, artist and art instructor Mark Crilley presents a direct, approachable, and achievable method for drawing just about anything. The Two-Pencil Method breaks down Crilley’s techniques across six chapters of five lessons each. In each lesson, you’ll learn how the two-pencil method can add depth and shading, allowing you to create bold and distinctive drawings that go beyond mere sketchbook doodles. The book moves from a primer on drawing basics to step-by-step examples of still lifes, landscapes, animals, travel sketches, and portraits. With each chapter, Crilley’s confident and encouraging voice and expert insights demonstrate how to achieve stunning artistic results from the simplest of art materials.
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Think Small: The Tiniest Art in the World

From the astounding to the downright unbelievable, this little volume of mind-blowingly tiny artworks showcases the talents of 24 artists from around the globe. Makers, crafters, art enthusiasts, and fans of tiny works will delight in this homage to all things infinitesimally small. Replete with more than 200 images of miniature masterpieces— including intricately carved pencil leads, fantastical dioramas floating in test tubes, ceramic vases smaller than a sixsided die, crystal cityscape shells designed for hermit crabs, and more—*Think Small* is sure to make a big impression.
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The The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet

In the follow-up to the Oscar-nominated film Wreck-It Ralph, our hero leaves his arcade for the expansive universe of the Internet. Disney’s artists have brought the world of the Internet (a world you may think you know) to life in an all-new, imaginative way. Through never-before-seen concept art, character sketches, storyboards, and colorscripts, along with interviews with the production team, The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet reveals the artistic process behind Disney’s highly anticipated sequel.
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Slingshot

Disguised as a book of innocent postcards, Slingshot is a dangerous collection of Eric Drooker’s most notorious posters. Plastered on brick walls from New York to Berlin, tattooed on bodies from Kansas to Mexico City, Drooker’s graphics continue to infiltrate and inflame the body politic. Drooker is the author of two graphic novels, Flood! A Novel in Pictures (winner of the American Book Award), and Blood Song: A Silent Ballad. He collaborated with Beat poet Allen Ginsberg on the underground classic, Illuminated Poems. His provocative art has appeared on countless posters, book and CD covers, and his hard-edged graphics are a familiar sight on street corners throughout the world. Eric Drooker is a third generation New Yorker, born and raised on Manhattan Island. His paintings are frequently seen on covers of The New Yorker magazine, and hang in various art collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
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Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money–That You Don’t Learn in School!

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the blockbuster Rich Dad Poor Dad series reveal their groundbreaking financial advice to teens. This special just-for-teens edition based on Rich Dad Poor Dad builds a foundation of self-confidence from which readers can realize their dreams of financial security in an increasingly challenging and unreliable job market. Teen-friendly advice, examples, sidebars, and straight talk will supplement all of Rich Dad’s core advice: Work to learn, not to earn. Don’t say ‘I can’t afford it’-instead, say ‘How can I afford it?’ And, don’t work for money-make money work for you! No matter how confident or ‘good in school’ readers consider themselves to be, RICH DAD POOR DAD FOR TEENS makes financial intelligence available to all young people with its streamlined structure, clean design, and accessible voice. Here’s a book that teaches teens what they don’t learn in school-and what many of their parents have yet to learn.

Renaissance Porn Star: The Saga of Pietro Aretino, the World’s Greatest Hustler

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR RENAISSANCE PORN STAR
THE SAGA OF PIETRO ARETINO: THE WORLD’S GREATEST HUSTLER
Sex, drugs, and the Medicis. A story of murder, revenge, art, pornography, and celebration with an all-star cast of characters: Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, a klatch of mafi a-don-style popes, and Shakespeare. A tale that turns deep, deep erudition into exquisite sweets for the heart and
mind.
—Howard Bloom, author of *The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism*
If Jan Wenner had given Hunter S. Thompson an assignment to write a historical essay of Renaissance sexuality and literature, the resulting pages might have looked something like *Renaissance Porn Star*: raw, uncensored, clearly mad, and quite brilliant.
—Jess Winfi eld, author of *My name is Will*
Like a buried treasure unearthed, *Renaissance Porn Star* sheds new light on how the Italian icon of the Renaissance,
Pietro Aretino, helped shape an awakened world. Mark Lamonica mixes his amazing attention to
historical detail and breathes new life into Shakespeare.
—Thelma Reyna, Ph.D. author of *The Heavens Weep for Us*
What art restoration has done for paintings, Mark Lamonica has done through a historical account of Pietro Aretino that wipes clean the whitewash of our puritanical perspective on the Renaissance over the past several hundred years. Not unlike a newly restored masterpiece, *Renaissance Porn Star* is both beautiful and shocking.
—Adam Hall, Shakespeare scholar
Mark Lamonica is an accomplished photographer
and author of three highly acclaimed books: *Junkyard Dogs and William Shakespeare* (1997); co-author of *Rio LA: Tales from the Los Angeles River* (2001); named “a best book of the year” by the Los Angeles Times Book Review. *Whacking Buddha: The Mysterious World of Shakespeare and Zen Buddhism* (2005); hailed as a work of “spiritual literary dynamite.” He is at
work on a new book about the Devil.

Radio Flyer

A visual history of one of childhood’s most beloved icons—the Little Red Wagon—told through a rich collection of photos and stories that highlight its unique place in American culture.

For generations, the Radio Flyer—the fire engine red wagon with the distinctive white logo emblazoned on its side—has fueled the imaginative adventures of children, transforming them into astronauts on a rocket ship to the moon, racecar drivers in the Indy 500, and pioneers traveling into the badlands of the Wild West. The Radio Flyer is the story of childhood—a story of wondrous journeys often accompanied by someone important: a parent, a sibling, a friend, a pet.

Since 1917, the family-owned business Radio Flyer Inc. has created this cherished wagon, building a legacy of high quality, timeless, and innovative toys that spark children’s imaginations and inspire active play outdoors. With more than 100 million wagons sold—many of them passed down from generation to generation—Radio Flyers have carried, hauled, and fueled more hours of magical escapades than any other children’s ride-on toy in America.

This beautifully designed and illustrated keepsake book pays homage to this cultural touchstone as it celebrates its first centenary and embarks on its second. Packed with 250 exclusive full-color and black-and-white illustrations, stories, and original drawings from the Radio Flyer Inc. archives, Radio Flyer chronicles the history of this popular brand for the first time. Radio Flyer’s story is America’s story—a story of an enterprising Italian immigrant’s dream realized, and a testament to the value and strength of family ties.

Including a host of tender reminiscences from fans across the country, this touching tribute is a special piece of childhood, and the perfect gift for everyone who’s ever loved a Little Red Wagon.

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Practice Makes Perfect Basic Latin

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Latin by Randall Childree
Learn the Latin you need. Gain the language skills you want.
*Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin* is a trusted companion to your Latin learning experience. In each of the forty-one bite-sized lessons, author Randall Childree explains one or two language concepts and supports them with many clear examples. These lessons are purposely short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and you can go at a pace that works for you. A comprehensive glossary of words frequently found in Latin speeches, poems, histories, and plays is a special feature.
With 164 exercises, you will get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Latin class, *Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin* will help you build your confidence.
*Practice Makes Perfect: Basic
Latin* will help you master:
* Basic grammar
* High-frequency vocabulary
* Declensions and conjugations
* Numbers
* Imperative and subjunctive moods
* Irregular verbs
* And more

Notebooks

Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. With an artist’s eye and a scientist’s curiosity, he recorded in these pages his observations on the movement of water and the formation of rocks, the nature of flight and optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. He jotted down fables, epigrams, and letters and developed his belief in the sublime unity of nature and man. Through his notebooks we can get an insight into Leonardo’s thoughts, and his approach to work and life. This selection, organized in seven themed sections, offers a fascinating and informative sample of his writings. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Martin Kemp, one of the world’s leading authorities on Leonardo, who explores the artist’s genius and the contents and legacy of his manuscripts. The book also features new notes and a chronology of Leonardo’s life.
**About the Series: ** For over 100 years **Oxford World’s Classics **has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

New Horizons

This vibrant and entrancing book invites readers on a journey around the world. Artist and globetrotter Shirin Sahba celebrates the diversity of people, places, and traditions, and revels in the joy of the journey itself. In exquisitely detailed paintings, she captures fleeting moments and small treasures—a brightly colored sari fluttering in the breeze, a mother and child enjoying gelatos on a hot Italian day, the mesmerizing pattern of an antique Chinese carpet. Along the way, the artist shares reflections, inspirations, and stories, immersing readers in each new landscape. Packaged in a petite square and featuring a shimmering foil-stamped cover, this book makes a special gift for nomads, graduates, retirees, or anyone setting off in search of their own new horizons.

The Making of Planet of the Apes

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 science fiction cult classic film the *Planet of the Apes*, a handsomely designed commemorative volume full of rich, behind-the-scenes detail and exclusive, never-before-seen photographs and illustrations.
Based on Pierre Boulle’s novel *La Planete de Singes*, the original *Planet of the Apes* was one of the most iconic films of the 1960s. Starring Hollywood stalwarts Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, the movie captivated audiences and sparked a franchise that included eight sequels, two television series, and a comic strip. Now, five decades after its theatrical release, *New York Times* bestselling author Jonathan Rinzler tells the thrilling story of this legendary Hollywood classic—a film the book’s author thought would be impossible to make.
With a foreword by Fraser Heston, Charlton Heston’s son,* The Complete Making of the Planet of the Apes* is an entertaining interactive experience that transports readers to the elusive alternate earth ruled by apes, bringing to life memorable characters such as Cornelius, Zira, Dr. Zaius, and George Taylor, the human astronaut whose fate becomes entwined with their lives. Jonathan Rinzler recreates how some of the greatest talents in Hollywood transformed the French novel to the big screen, drawing on material from a variety of sources, including early publications and interviews, Fox and Warner Bros.’ studio archives, and records from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
*The Complete Making of the Planet of the Apes* is illustrated by a wealth of artwork, ephemera, and never-seen-before imagery, including rare journal pages and sketches from Charlton Heston’s private collection, official color and black-and-white photographs, posters, lobby cards, and licensed material and merchandise. Meticulously designed to capture the look and atmosphere of the film, the book contains numerous spreads, each which tells a specific story. This keepsake volume also features exciting, removable interactives.
Comprehensive in scope, *The Complete Making of the Planet of the Apes* is the definitive look at the original film available and is a must for fans, film buffs, and collectors.

How to Draw an Object

**Learn to draw charming objects!**
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Filled with colorful illustrations and step-by-step explanations, *How to Draw an Object* is the perfect introduction to the art of sketching. The delightful illustrations are equal parts inspiration and tutorial and are sure to have even the shyest artists reaching for a sketchbook.
The book begins with simple explanations of drawing fundamentals–how to use perspective and draw basic shapes like cubes, cylinders, and cones. From there newly minted sketch artists will learn how to transform those simple components into realistic drawings. A cylinder becomes a many layered wedding cake festooned with frosting while a cone is transformed into a martini, a butterfly net, or a sea shell. Soon readers will see that even the most complicated drawing is really only a collection of these basic shapes.
The book also includes a range of more specific tips and tricks, such as how to mimic the drape of fabric when drawing clothes or adding texture. Soizic Mouton’s *How to Draw an Object* will give anyone who’s ever wanted to learn to draw the confidence to pick up a pencil and begin!