John Salminen Master Of The Urban Landscape

Author: John Salminen
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440348228
Size: 66.76 MB
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Take a Journey with the Master of the Urban Landscape! John Salminen is one of the most accomplished watercolor artists working today, earning awards and recognition all over the world. Whether depicting the trees of Central Park, the architecture of San Francisco or the busy streets of Beijing, John Salminen's watercolor paintings are snapshots of urban life that are both rich in detail and universal in appeal. In Master of the Urban Landscape, Salminen shares over 150 pieces of his artwork, spanning his entire career. His early abstracts and recent plein air work in the book's Introduction set the groundwork for four chapters of remarkable watercolor paintings that highlight different aspects of his work: architectural form, organic form, human form and light and shadow. Throughout, Salminen shares the inspiration for his paintings, challenges he encountered and techniques he used to capture unique scenes from cities around the world. Embark on an amazing watercolor journey with John Salminen--Master of the Urban Landscape. "John Salminen is a master of the medium of watercolor. His sense of light and design sets him apart from his contemporaries, and he has emerged as one of the finest living artists of our times with a style very much his own." --Dean Mitchell

Architecture In Watercolor

Author: Thomas Wells Schaller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Size: 58.24 MB
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Thomas Schaller here discusses watercolour's role as both formgiver and depictor of architecture. He also explains basic techniques and explores modern uses of watercolour to enhance competition entries and convey the qualities of unbuilt buildings.

Architectural Illustration In Watercolor

Author: Stephan Hoffpauir
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Size: 16.68 MB
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Offers examples of architectural illustration in watercolor and discusses techniques and equipment, color theory, and the integration of environmental and textural elements into finished illustrations

New York S Golden Age Of Bridges

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0823253082
Size: 77.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bridges to me are a connection, not just joining two landmasses, but an emotional state, one that acts as an invisible thread binding the past and future. --Antonio Masi In New York's Golden Age of Bridges, artist Antonio Masi teams up with writer and New York City historian Joan Marans Dim to offer a multidimensional exploration of New York City's nine major bridges, their artistic and cultural underpinnings, and their impact worldwide. The tale of New York City's bridges begins in 1883, when the Brooklyn Bridge rose majestically over the East River, signaling the start of America's "Golden Age" of bridge building. The Williamsburg followed in 1903, the Queensboro (renamed the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge) and the Manhattan in 1909, the George Washington in 1931, the Triborough (renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge) in 1936, the Bronx-Whitestone in 1939, the Throgs Neck in 1961, and the Verrazano-Narrows in 1964. Each of these classic bridges has its own story, and the book's paintings show the majesty and artistry, while the essays fill in the fascinating details of its social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental history. America's great bridges, built almost entirely by immigrant engineers, architects, and laborers, have come to symbolize not only labor and ingenuity but also bravery and sacrifice. The building of each bridge took a human toll. The Brooklyn Bridge's designer and chief engineer, John A. Roebling, himself died in the service of bridge building. But beyond those stories is another narrative--one that encompasses the dreams and ambitions of a city, and eventually a nation. At this moment in Asia and Europe many modern large-scale, long-span suspension bridges are being built. They are the progeny of New York City's Golden Age bridges. This book comes along at the perfect moment to place these great public projects into their historical and artistic contexts, to inform and delight artists, engineers, historians, architects, and city planners. In addition to the historical and artistic perspectives, New York's Golden Age of Bridges explores the inestimable connections that bridges foster, and reveals the extraordinary impact of the nine Golden Age bridges on the city, the nation, and the world.

Focus On Watercolor

Author: Timothy J. Clark
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Size: 42.72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses the basic techniques of watercolor painting and provides tips on light, shadow, color, and subjects

Reflections Of Nature

Author: Donald Burton Kuspit
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
Size: 43.31 MB
Format: PDF
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Sun-dappled carp, radiant blossoms, and tumultuous waters are among the wonders and mysteries of nature captured in Joseph Raffael's brilliant close-up paintings.

Painting Dynamic Watercolors

Author: Domenic DiStefano
Publisher: Art Instruction Assoc
ISBN: 9780929552156
Size: 47.34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unusually whenever the author goes out to paint he always finishes the piece. He reveals his intriguing techniques, secrets and thoughts in this highly illustrated guide to watercolour painting.'