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The World of Silk
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The World of Silk is the third book in the series. It explores the history, lifestyle, fashions, culture and experiences of the many different countries and people whose lives are dependent on silk, from peasant farmers to haute couture. Each country tells its story and highlights the many changes over the centuries and looks towards the future of silk in the world today.
Turquoise Stone of Heaven
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Geology, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
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This book offers an in-depth look at the geology and cultural history of one of humanity’s oldest and most beautiful gemstones, by an author with twenty years of experience as a jeweler, gem and mineral retailer, and research scientist.
How to Draw Portraits
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,500. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
How to Draw Portraits is a unique collection of techniques, terminology, and examples for the beginner and advanced graphite artist. Over one hundred illustrations support carefully reviewed explanations of elemental technique. Simulate skin texture with circularism. Find out how to draw hair, and how to break down complex shapes into simple abstract components.
Printers' Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,630. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
Printers Tales is a compilation of over 30 stories, from various authors, about the printing industry in the pre-digital age.
Whence Veracity: can photographs be trusted?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
This book examines if traditional and digital photographs can be truthful renditions of the world. It traces the history of photography’s veracity and explores characteristics of photographs that aid or preclude veracity. It outlines factors that continue a belief in photography's high veracity, drawing conclusions in light of post-referential pictures