The world is so much more than it seems! With only paper, scissors, a camera, and his vivid imagination, globe-hopping artist Paperboyo transforms real iconic landmarks and settings around the world into works of art and amusement by just holding up a cutout and snapping a photo. Here is New York's Guggenheim Museum as a flowerpot, the Eiffel Tower sporting butterfly wings, a giant octopus peeking its tentacles out of the Roman Colosseum, and nearly a hundred more images of wonder and humor. Featuring favorites from his wildly popular Instagram feed plus many never-before-seen delights, entertaining captions, behind-the-scenes, and cutouts for readers to make their own images, Around the World in Cutouts encourages a different and delightful view of the world around us.
A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu. In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, and in this winner of the New Zealand Book Awards, Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations - Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's harsh leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The 'secrets' encapsulated the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and future.
A lake turns into an island. A cozy bay into a secluded cape. A gulf with sea turtles transforms into a peninsula surrounded by pirate ships. This unique information book for the very young switches between bodies of water and corresponding land masses with the simple turn of a page. Readers will delight as the story unfolds and will see just how connected the earth and the water really are.
National Geographic Kids is renowned for photos, facts, fun, and sparking the imagination and creativity of every young reader. Who better then to produce a craft book on animals around the world that engages readers and makes them part of the creative experience with a host of games, activities, trivia, and crafts? This book brings all the expertise of the National Geographic Society into the craft book market. The Animal Creativity Book is the perfect gift for any parent wanting to foster creativity and imagination, all the while educating their kids with fascinating information from the world's leading source of animal facts and fun. The book is chock-full of stencils, stickers, pull-outs, games, trivia, puzzles, and cut-outs for animal lovers to enjoy. A combination of fun and funky design, combined with National Geographic's world-famous photography, this interactive book is a sure hit.
Describes some of the many things in the natural world, such as worms, seashells, flowers, and stars, that a child can appreciate, illustrated in silhouette.
Meet Stanley Lambchop. He's an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. He's four feet tall, about a foot wide . . . oh, and half an inch thick. At first being flat is fine. It's fun going in and out of rooms simply by sliding under the door. And it's exciting being mailed to your friends in California for a visit. But it's not always easy being different, and soon Stanley wishes he could be just like everybody else. Will he ever be normal again?
Paper Dandy's Horrorgami features 20 kirigami (cut-and-fold) designs based around haunted houses and scenes from horror films by the creator of the successful Horrorgami blog and exhibition. Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You then follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own kirigami model. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler. Clear cutting tips help you with the tricky stages and give you an order in which to complete your work, while photos of the finished model show you the final design. Suitable for folding experts and beginners alike, Paper Dandy's Horrorgami makes the perfect Halloween activity.
Translation of: De Parkiet, de Meermin, en de Slak.
Contains full-size patterns for forty-five paper cutout designs, provides a historical overview of the ancient Chinese art, and includes notes on tools and techniques.
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
Our lives are saturated by color. We live in a world of vivid colors, and color marks our psychological and social existence. But for all color’s inescapability, we don’t know much about it. Now authors David Scott Kastan and Stephen Farthing offer a fresh and imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing and least understood aspects of everyday experience. Kastan and Farthing, a scholar and a painter, respectively, investigate color from numerous perspectives: literary, historical, cultural, anthropological, philosophical, art historical, political, and scientific. In ten lively and wide-ranging chapters, each devoted to a different color, they examine the various ways colors have shaped and continue to shape our social and moral imaginations. Each individual color becomes the focal point for a consideration of one of the extraordinary ways in which color appears and matters in our lives. Beautifully produced in full color, this book is a remarkably smart, entertaining, and fascinating guide to this elusive topic.
Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler’s book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America. Gomez, born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, bridges the divide between the affluent wealthy and their usually invisible domestic help—the nannies, gardeners, housecleaners, and others who make their lifestyles possible—by inserting images of these workers into sly pastiches of iconic David Hockney paintings, subtly doctoring glossy magazine ads, and subversively slotting life-size painted cardboard cutouts into real-life situations. Domestic Scenes engages with Gomez and his work, offering an inspiring vision of the purposes and possibilities of art.
'A Must For [Anyone] Who Wants To Understand Tamil Nadu Politics' New Indian Express Tamil Nadu Is A State Very Different From The Rest Of India, Both Culturally And Historically. It Has Retained A Fundamentally Separate Identity For Itself In Language And Caste Structure, And This Is Most Evident In Its Politics. Cut-Outs, Caste And Cine Stars: The Word Of Tamil Politics Tells A Political Story That Has All The Elements Of A Blockbuster Film, Where Ironies And Larger-Than-Life Characters Abound: Periyar, A Kannada-Speaker, Who Introduced The Notions Of Tamil Self-Respect And Regional Pride, Yet Dismissed Tamil As 'A Barbaric Language'; The Matinee Idol Mgr, A Malayalee Born In Sri Lanka, Who Became Tamil Nadu'S Most Popular Mass Leader; The Dravidian Movement Which, By Its Own Ideology, Should Have Helped The Dalits But Has Instead Supported Only The Upwardly Mobile Middle Groups; And Parties That Rose To Power By Propagating Anti-Hindi And Anti-Brahmin Sentiments But Have Now Allied Themselves With The Bjp. It Is Fitting That This Reel-Like Scenario Is Presently Dominated By The Electoral Politics Of Karunanidhi And Jayalalithaa, One A Scriptwriter And The Other A Former Actress. Well-Known Writer And Journalist Vaasanthi Has Observed The Dramatis Personae In This Epic Drama At Close Quarters For A Decade. Now Updated With An Additional Chapter On The War Of Succession Cut-Outs, Caste And Cine Stars Offers An Objective And Insightful View Of A Political World That Is Both Fascinating And Perplexing.
The Darkroom Handbook, Second Edition, is a completely revised and updated version of a classic guide to the best design, construction, and equipment to use when setting up a darkroom. This book features ideas and money-saving tips on how to put a darkroom almost anywhere in your home or apartment. It takes you inside darkrooms of photographers around the world including those of famous photographers such as, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Berenice Abbott, and W. Eugene Smith. In addition, it contains detailed do-it-yourself plans for the most essential darkroom components, cutouts and design grids to plan that "dream" darkroom, and special sections on the color darkroom and the digital darkroom. The most comprehensive book on the darkroom. A step-by-step guide to help anyone plan and build a photo lab. Illustrated with an abundance of photos and sketches.
"Code is the 21st century literacy and the need for people to speak the ABCs of Programming is imminent." --Linda Liukas Meet Ruby--a small girl with a huge imagination. In Ruby's world anything is possible if you put your mind to it. When her dad asks her to find five hidden gems Ruby is determined to solve the puzzle with the help of her new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots. As Ruby stomps around her world kids will be introduced to the basic concepts behind coding and programming through storytelling. Learn how to break big problems into small problems, repeat tasks, look for patterns, create step-by-step plans, and think outside the box. With hands-on activities included in every chapter, future coders will be thrilled to put their own imaginations to work.
Presented in its entirety for the first time since 1983. First published in 1947, Henri Matisse's collection of paper cut-outs in Jazz represented a culmination of the artist's striving to combine his love of form and color. Like jazz, the musical genre they celebrate, these works are at once spontabeous and unified, improvisational yet clearly orchestrated. Serving as a complement of these blasts of color are messages, in matisse's own handwriting, of his ideas and inspirations. With the use of special colors (including 16 different tones) the 20 plates achieve the brilliant intensity of the original. The resulting book is one of the twentieth century's most significant works of art.
In Endangered, the result of an extraordinary multiyear project to document the lives of threatened species, acclaimed photographer Tim Flach explores one of the most pressing issues of our time. Traveling around the world—to settings ranging from forest to savannah to the polar seas to the great coral reefs—Flach has constructed a powerful visual record of remarkable animals and ecosystems facing harsh challenges. Among them are primates coping with habitat loss, big cats in a losing battle with human settlements, elephants hunted for their ivory, and numerous bird species taken as pets. With eminent zoologist Jonathan Baillie providing insightful commentary on this ambitious project, Endangered unfolds as a series of vivid, interconnected stories that pose gripping moral dilemmas, unforgettably expressed by more than 180 of Flach’s incredible images.
Flicker, the newest addition to Manny's toolbox, has his own book—Flicker the Flashlight: A Read-in-the-Dark Storybook! In this unique novelty title, Flicker actually lights up! And on each interactive page, he'll help "enlighten" you as you learn English and Spanish words along with him. On the cover and each inside page, readers can shine Flicker against the die cuts in the pages to create and project images and words! An "illuminating" experience that will have kids looking forward to "lights out'. Handy Manny features the humorous adventures of Manny Garcia, the best darn handyman in his diverse community. Manny and his eclectic group of talking tools work together to fix objects, help neighbors, and show preschoolers how to conquer everyday problems.
Published to accompany the Royal Academy exhibition 'Matisse in the Studio', this book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisse's personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. Featured frequently in the modern master's bold paintings, drawings, and cut-outs, and influencing the development of his work in sculpture, Matisse's objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight. Works that span the artist's entire career are presented here alongside the objects that inspired them, from Asian vases and African masks to intricate textiles from the Islamic world. With lush illustrations and archival images, Matisse in the Studio provides exceptional insights into the world of the artist at work.