Birds of the Chesapeake Bay – Paintings by John W Taylor, with Natural Histories and Journal Notes by the Artist
Life in the Chesapeake Bay. Illus. by Alice Jane L ippson
Life in the Chesapeake Bay. Illus. by Alice Jane L ippson
The Chesapeake Book of the Dead – Tombstones, Epitaphs, Histories, Reflections and Oddments of the Region
This brand new full-colour art book reveals in sumptuous detail more than 100 paintings based on The Lord of the Rings by acclaimed Dutch artist, Cor Blok, many of which appear here for the first time. Fifty years ago, shortly after The Lord of the Rings was first published, Cor Blok read the work and was completely captivated by its invention and epic storytelling. The breadth of imagination and powerful imagery inspired the young Dutch artist, and this spark of enthusiasm, coupled with his desire to create art that resembled a historical artefact in its own right, led to the creation of more than 100 paintings. Following an exhibition at the Hague in 1961, JRR Tolkien's publisher, Rayner Unwin, sent him five pictures. Tolkien was so taken with them that he met and corresponded with the artist and even bought some paintings for himself. The series bears comparison with the Bayeux Tapestry, in which each tells an epic and complex story in deceptively simple style, but beneath this simplicity lies a compelling and powerful language of form that becomes more effective as the sequence of paintings unfolds. The full-colour paintings in this new book are presented in story order so that the reader can enjoy them as the artist intended. They are accompanied by extracts from The Lord of the Rings and the artist also provides an extensive introduction illuminating the creation of the series and notes to accompany some of the major compositions. Many of the paintings appear for the very first time. Readers will find Cor Blok's work refreshing, provocative, charming and wholly memorable -- the bold and expressive style that he created stands as a unique achievement in the history of fantasy illustration. Rarely has an artist captured the essence of a writer's work in such singular fashion; the author found much to admire in Cor Blok's work, and what higher accolade is there?
Relaunched in a stunning boxed set that comes with a richly illustrated book and thirty-six framable prints, this landmark book will fascinate anyone interested in birds, natural history, and art. With an outstanding selection of the most important and vibrant bird images from the unrivaled collection at the Natural History Museum in London, it includes works by some of the most famous natural-history artists ever published, including Audubon, Lear, MacGillivray, and Gould.Birds tells the remarkable story of the development of ornithological art through the ages, from the earliest images of birds in the Renaissance, through the Age of Exploration, to the present day. Brilliantly reproduced original artworks by such renowned artists as Audubon, Gould, MacGillivray, Thorburn, and Wolfe are included.The lively accompanying text tells the story of how ornithological art grew out of the naturalistic tradition of European painting to become a genre on its own, where the artist’s focus on aesthetic appeal was married to the scientist’s need for precision and detail.The detailed text interweaves science, art history, biography, exploration, and travel to paint a vast and wondrous picture of the bygone world of artist-scientists, exotic birds, and faraway lands. It makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves fine prints and drawings or has an interest in nature or birding.
Sea Kayaking Maryland?s Chesapeake Bay – Day Trips on the Tidal Tributaries and Coastlines of the Western and Eastern Shore
The bestselling author of The Piano Tuner takes readers to an exhibition of the great pin-up artist Gil Spam. He's now a very old man in a wheelchair who can't speak, taken care of by his lovely niece. Chapter by chapter readers discover the real dirty story behind each wonderful piece being exhibited. How could such charmingly risque paintings have been inspired by such utter lechery and sexual abandon? With Pin-Up Artist, Noe delivers another raunchy, funny and beautifully painted story.
Oxford, with its golden skyline of towers, spires, domes and turrets set against lush water meadows and hills, was considered by the poet Keats the finest city in the world. Artist Graham Byfield strolls with his sketchpad through college gateways, quadrangles and gardens, along broad streets and narrow alleyways, into great ceremonial buildings and medieval pubs full of character. On the way, with a few pencil strokes and splashes of watercolour, he captures passing scenes of student and civic life enacted before one of the finest architectural backdrops in the world. All of England's architectural styles are well represented in Oxford, and indeed in many of the individual colleges, choice examples of Gothic, Georgian and Classical buildings are closely packed together. In few cities in the world can such an array of architectural treasures be viewed within so compact an area, ideally suited to the visitor on foot. Accompanying the paintings and sketches are observations and notes handwritten by the artist, as well as a learned and lively introduction to Oxford, its history and buildings by the noted architectural historian Roger White. A Gazetteer with more detailed information on the buildings depicted completes the book.
The South-West coastal zone of Bangladesh is actuated mainly by the alluvial deposit from Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghnn(GBM)river channels. The climatic conditions are naturally and mostly controlled by the river in this area. Seasonal floods, heavy rainfall, storm surge and tropical cyclones are common natural calamities in this area. This area is totally agape to the Bay of Bengal through a long coast line. For the geological setting; this area is vulnerable to any types of change, either it may natural or man-made. The changes of climate is mostly affecting the South-West coastal zone of Bangladesh from last two decades through the change of temperature, precipitation, evaporation, sunshine hour, humidity and most of the entire seasonal pattern. The changes of climatic conditions are acutely increasing the frequency of natural disaster and hazard. And all of these changes are creating a huge natural changes. Now a days some development works are active in this area to improve and sustain those changes; This book is looked for something different and alternative ways of development with total consistence and sustainability to adapt with these adamant natural changes.
We share the Earth with more than 10,000 species of birds and we have always been enchanted by them. Here, over 60 birds, organized thematically into eight sections, cover all aspects of our relationship with birds. "Songbirds2 celebrates the greatest bird virtuosi, such as the Nightingale, while "Birds of Prey" include majestic hunters such as the Harpy Eagle, which catches prey as large as monkeys and sloths. 2Feathered Travellers" describes astounding journeys made by birds - even some tiny Hummingbirds migrate huge distances. 'The Love Life of Birds' can rival any soap opera and involves the most brilliant displays, notably the Birds of Paradise, with their extravagant feathers and dances. "Avian Cities" explores species such as the Flamingo that live in spectacular large colonies. "Useful to Us" examines the ways we find birds of value, such as the Turkey, but also the Canary. "Threatened and Extinct" describes some no longer living and others that seem on the brink. Birds have also had great mystical significance, both for good and evil, and "Revered and Adored" considers such species as the Sacred Ibis, believed by the ancient Egyptians to represent the god Thoth. For anyone interested in the natural world and the wonderful variety of birds around us, this beautifully illustrated book is a visual treat that will inspire, inform and delight.
Collected for the first time, the greatest paintings by acclaimed L.A. artist Joe Ledbetter. Influenced by classic animation, graphic design and daily life, Ledbetter's art is lighthearted in its approach, often combining cute and cuddly creatures with unfortunate - albeit hilarious - situations. With emphasis on the subversive and the absurd, these scenarios are all too familiar, questioning the human tendency to take life too seriously. Includes many pieces from private collections previously unseen by most fans.
The Taylor rule is the simplest rule describing how the main monetary policy instrument - the policy interest rate - could be set. The rule was formulated by John Taylor in 1993 as a linear dependence of the central bank’s interest rate on the output gap and the deviation of the current inflation from its target level. From then on, the rule gained high popularity with economists who studied monetary policy. This can be explained by a high degree of accuracy with which Taylor described the US monetary policy. However, a number of economists question the Taylor rule’s relevance today and point out some serious flaws in it. The aim of this research is to check whether the Taylor rule in its simple linear form can be viewed as an appropriate description of the monetary policy of Norway’s central bank – Norges Bank, and also whether the rule can be used for forecasting purposes. Not only does this research focus on the original Taylor rule, but it also examines an extended version of the rule designed for small open economies.
A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla. Often compared to his contemporary, the American artist John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla (1863–1923) was a master draftsman and painter of landscapes, formal portraits, and monumental, historically themed canvases. Highly influenced by French Impressionism, the Valencian artist was a master plein-air painter known for his luminous seaside scenes of frolicking youths and for vivid depictions of Spanish rural life and its pleasures and customs. This beautifully designed and produced volume brings together one hundred of Sorolla’s major paintings, selected by his great-granddaughter Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the foremost authority on the artist. Benefiting from close proximity to the artist and his personal archives, she presents an in-depth essay that explores Sorolla’s life, work, and remarkable international legacy. With virtually all of the artist’s previous publications now out of print, this much-anticipated volume is an important addition to the literature on this great Spanish master.
Imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, the Joker has been jotting his deranged thoughts in a journal - that is, until the book is confiscated by the orderlies. That's where you come in! This ruled journal contains 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 journal lets readers feel like part of the Joker's world! With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 ruled, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration. Includes a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5-inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos.