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Josef, April 17, 2011

The Pics are Stunning! It is Incredible that we, in the 21st century, can view Art from the Stone Age without leaving our easy chair. The pics are better and close up detail than you can see by the naked eye in person!

I am inspired to take a Cave Art History class and the Shamans who painted them.
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Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut by Paul Sloman
Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut

Josef, April 12, 2011

Inspirational! Exceptional! Awesome! Breathtaking!

Taking the disrespected and disregarded 'paper', that has been around for centuries, and creating Extraordinary museum quality ART! It is filled with many of those book moments that you Gasp with AWE! as you turn the pages.

This is what Art is all about. Taking a simple everyday object and elevating it to create Remarkable BEAUTY!
As a fellow paper sculptor, I am humbled at the Magic created with Paper!
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Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils by Ann Swan
Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils

Josef, April 12, 2011

My first encounter with this Beautiful book was when it grabbed my attention in a library display. It is Very hard to believe that all the Incredible Botanically Correct Artwork was done with Colored Pencils! Wow! They look like expensive photographs. Ann gives easy detailed instructions and inspiration taking you step by step, from a simple drawing to the finished piece, with illustrations, though her creative process for you to follow. She lists all the color pencils she used with each piece and assorted techniques.

Also, there is a list of art stores, Botanical Societies and Gardens.
Oh, I love the pic of her in her studio.
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Kirigami: Exquisite Projects to Fold and Cut

Josef, April 12, 2011

This is a Surprising Little book filled with delightful and charming fold and cut, simple to complexed, Kirigami 3-D Paper Art projects. These Inspiring assorted Paper Designs, which you can make yourself with the templets in the back, are from some of the top Paper Engineers from around the world! There are even personal quotes from them and easy instructions. It is rare to find a Kirigami book with an assortment of Designers represented.

As if these Awesome Designs are not enough, there is a Resource Guide in the back with 39 Paper Artists' websites and email addresses and a list of hard to find Papercutters Societies and Guilds.

And the price cannot be beat! So, get your x-acto knives and scissors sharpened and start cutting and having some Fun!
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Tales of the Constellations: The Myths & Legends of the Night
Tales of the Constellations: The Myths & Legends of the Night

Josef, January 21, 2011

Wow! This book was a really wonderful surprise from the moment I pulled it from the shelf.

The large format it great for viewing the Historical & Classical paintings depicting many of the Constellations in this Book. These Famous paintings (shown in Art History classes)accompany a drawing of the Mythological Being and a maping of the Stars creating the Constellation spotted on the drawing.

Futhermore, Sandwiched in between centuries of art is a condensed storehouse of Classical and Historical Mythology and Folklore from many civilzations: Greek, Roman, Celtic, Native Americans, Persian, Scandinavian, Australian, Babylonian, Arabic Civilizations and even what Shakespeare had to say.

This Book is a front row seat on a magic carpet journeying through the Constellations as you feast on centuries of Earthlings' Spirituality and Art from almost every part of the Planet.

Yeah! I love this book! It is one of my treasures! It is a perfect example of why books are awesome! I am tempted to own two copies.

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