- Creating Dorset Buttons: A Classic Craft Made New
The tradition of Dorset button-making dates back to the Industrial Revolution and in this inspiring guide, Pat Olski celebrates the handmade button's irresistible charm for modern-day knitting, sewing, and needlepoint aficionados. Many of these jewel-like items resemble tiny canvases embellished with images of flowers and animals. This book presents a history of the craft as well as beautifully photographed instructions for 30 variations on the basic procedure.
- Haeckel's Art Forms from the Ocean
The tiny single-celled organisms known as radiolarians (or radiolaria) develop beautiful, intricate mineral skeletons that cover ocean floors throughout the world. This CD-ROM set offers digital versions of the rare and distinctive artwork found in German biologist/artist Ernst Haeckel's hard-to-find 1862 atlas of these microscopic life forms.
- Digital Photography
Turn your enthusiasm into striking photographs! The perfect companion wherever you go, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY provides a straightforward, comprehensive introduction to photography for the digital photographer. Detailed step-by-step photo sequences and concise discussions show you how to execute photography processes and special techniques using actual equipment and materials, while a full chapter on troubleshooting provides help when you need it. Numerous high-quality, full-color and duotone reproductions of works by well-known photographers such as Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz offer inspiration and guidance. From "seeing" and composing the shot to applying special techniques and working in Photoshop, this information-packed book covers everything you need to know to become a successful digital photographer.
- The Cult of Chiffon: An Edwardian Manual of Adornment
"If you have learnt the secret of becoming smart you may possess power without beauty," promises this Edwardian-era manual of fashion tips. Originally published in 1902, the now-rare guide counsels the cultivation of charm and social standing through the subtle art of dress. Illustrated topics include selection of corsets, petticoats, hats, jewelry, footwear, and accessories.
- Gilbert's Table Magic: Coin and Handkerchief Tricks
Make coins vanish and reappear, make handkerchiefs change color, and make friends, family, and other audiences gasp with delight at your dazzling sleight-of-hand tricks. You can learn the secrets behind dozens of classic maneuvers from Alfred C. Gilbert, a manufacturer of magic kits. The renowned toymaker shared his conjuring secrets in Gilbert Coin Tricks and Gilbert Handkerchief Magic. Published a century ago, these two charming guides are now available in this new single-volume edition.
Geared toward young readers, Gilbert's Table Magic abounds in simple, clearly illustrated instructions that provide insights into ageless entertainments. The tricks are divided into two classes: sleight-of-hand tricks that call for patience, practice, and determination; and a series of tricks that require practically no skill and that anyone can quickly learn. A treasury of tricks for every style of aspiring magician, this book is ideal for both serious magic enthusiasts and more casual readers.