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Keith Oatley Such Stuff as Dreams. The Psychology of Fiction Keith Oatley Such Stuff as Dreams. The Psychology of Fiction Новинка

Keith Oatley Such Stuff as Dreams. The Psychology of Fiction

Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction explores how fiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers and writers. Demonstrates how reading fiction can contribute to a greater understanding of, and the ability to change, ourselves Informed by the latest psychological research which focuses on, for example, how identification with fictional characters occurs, and how literature can improve social abilities Explores traditional aspects of fiction, including character, plot, setting, and theme, as well as a number of classic techniques, such as metaphor, metonymy, defamiliarization, and cues Includes extensive end-notes, which ground the work in psychological studies Features excerpts from fiction which are discussed throughout the text, including works by William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Kate Chopin, Anton Chekhov, James Baldwin, and others
Maria DiBattista Novel Characters. A Genealogy Maria DiBattista Novel Characters. A Genealogy Новинка

Maria DiBattista Novel Characters. A Genealogy

Novel Characters offers a fascinating and in-depth history of the novelistic character from the “birth of the novel” in Don Quixote, through the great canonical works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to the most influential international novels of the present day An original study which offers a unique approach to thinking about and discussing character Makes extensive reference to both traditional and more recent and specialized academic studies of the novel Provides a critical vocabulary for understanding how the novelistic conception of character has changed over time. Examines a broad range of novels, cultures, and periods Promotes discussion of how different cultures and times think about human identity, and how the concept of what a character is has changed over time
Lim Word Fantastic stories for the film adaptation Lim Word Fantastic stories for the film adaptation Новинка

Lim Word Fantastic stories for the film adaptation

There are four fantastic stories, all of which are suitable for creating a film or an epic series. There are four fantastic stories, all of which are suitable for creating a film or an epic series. Features of the transplantation of the mind, the slave-owning and high-tech society of the future, intelligent animals, exploiting people and traveling around the sphere of Dyson await your attention. It’s funny and a bit sad
The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Новинка

The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.The Art of the Film, edited by concept artist Dermot Power, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as Newt Scamander’s adventure in the wizarding world.Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves, this sumptuous volume presents a visual feast for readers, and welcomes fans of the Harry Potter films into the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Новинка

Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. A Study in Scarlet marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become two of the most famous characters in popular fiction. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the first and best collection of stories about the legendary sleuth. Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team - the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson.
Arthur Conan Doyle The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard: The Adventures of Gerard Arthur Conan Doyle The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard: The Adventures of Gerard Новинка

Arthur Conan Doyle The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard: The Adventures of Gerard

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard and The Adventures of Gerard are wonderful collections of historical stories about Brigadier Gerard, an officer in the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars, the bravest soldier, and one of the most gallant lovers in France.
John Kundert-Gibbs Action!. Acting Lessons for CG Animators John Kundert-Gibbs Action!. Acting Lessons for CG Animators Новинка

John Kundert-Gibbs Action!. Acting Lessons for CG Animators

In order to bring a character to life, it is beneficial for animators to have a solid understanding of acting principles, and this book examines the important skills behind the artistry of creating animated characters. With a particular emphasis on a character’s motions and movement, this unique resource covers the basic elements of acting for CG animation and then progresses to more advanced topics such as internal intent and motivation. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk Новинка

The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk

Enter an alternative world ruled by steam-powered machinery, Victorian elegance, and futuristic technology by creating your own elaborate manga characters in Steampunk, the latest volume in the bestselling "Monster Book of Manga" series. This easy-to-follow guidebook brings to life more than thirty avant-garde manga characters fit for a steampunk universe where fantasy, science, and history collide. Through advanced illustration techniques and step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to easily transform rough sketches into intricately inked graphics, all adorned in clockwork motifs, rich colors, and Space Age attire. Characters include pirates, sci-fi soldiers, industrial aviators, witches, time travelers, robots, and vampires. Whether you're a novice or a skilled artist, "The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk" is the definitive guide to creating your very own collection of steampunk manga characters.
The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators Новинка

The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators

Walt Disney’s team of core animators, who he affectionately called his "Nine Old Men," were known for creating Disney’s most famous works, as well as refining the 12 basic principles of animation. Follow master animator and Disney legend Andreas Deja as he takes you through the minds and works of these notable animators. An apprentice to the Nine Old Men himself, Deja gives special attention to each animator and provides a thoughtful analysis on their techniques that include figure drawing, acting, story structure, and execution. The in-depth analysis of each animator’s work will allow you to refine your approach to character animation. Rare sequential drawings from the Disney archives also give you unprecedented access and insight into the most creative minds that changed the course of animation.- Instruction and analysis on the works of each of the Nine Old Men broaden your creative choices and approaches to character animation- Original drawings, some never-before-seen by the public are explored in depth, giving you behind-the-scenes access into Disney animation history- Gain first-hand insight into the foundation of timeless characters and scenes from some of Disney’s most memorable feature and short films
Screenwriting For Dummies Screenwriting For Dummies Новинка

Screenwriting For Dummies

Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z - from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters - from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script - from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood - from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry - from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay - from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos
Laura Schellhardt Screenwriting For Dummies Laura Schellhardt Screenwriting For Dummies Новинка

Laura Schellhardt Screenwriting For Dummies

Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z – from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters – from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script – from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood – from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry – from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay – from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos
Richard Gray A History of American Literature Richard Gray A History of American Literature Новинка

Richard Gray A History of American Literature

Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present. The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available today Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fiction Explores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writers Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty years Situates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and society Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers
Cookery Postcards: 100 Cookbook Covers in One Box Cookery Postcards: 100 Cookbook Covers in One Box Новинка

Cookery Postcards: 100 Cookbook Covers in One Box

Curated by Penguin Books U.K. art director John Hamilton, Cookery Postcards from Penguin is a lovely set of one hundred postcards featuring striking cookbook cover art. Hamilton has delved into his amazing collection of nearly one thousand cookbooks to carefully select the most memorable and exciting pieces of art. The result is a potted history of book jacket art over the last sixty or so years — the classic, the witty, and the inventive — and the perfect gift item for foodies and design fans.
Manga for the Beginner: Chibis Manga for the Beginner: Chibis Новинка

Manga for the Beginner: Chibis

Chibis are the cute, miniature characters and creatures of Japanese comics. Chibis appear in all genres of manga, from the serious to the broadly comedic, which is why they enjoy such a high recognition factor among manga readers. And because chibis are such stylised and fun characters, many manga fans are motivated to learn how to draw them. In this book, chibis are covered character by character, according to the various subgenres in which they appear, including fantasy, occult, shoujo, fairy and action. In addition, important and appealing character design instruction is discussed, such as creating chibi eyes, body language and action poses. New to this book is the introduction of adorable chibi animals, chibi witches and vampires (all cute!), as well as harmless and hilarious little bad guys. Completing the book is a section on creating chibi props and backgrounds, which is designed to give readers the tools necessary to make their own chibi scenes and environments.
Maggie Hamand Creative Writing For Dummies Maggie Hamand Creative Writing For Dummies Новинка

Maggie Hamand Creative Writing For Dummies

Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism – Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair – Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed
Jack London On the Makaloa Mat Jack London On the Makaloa Mat Новинка

Jack London On the Makaloa Mat

Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. This collection of seven short stories describes life on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Full of descriptions of local nature and sea, it dives into the lives of characters and the effect that the contact with Western civilization causes.
Jack London Burning Daylight Jack London Burning Daylight Новинка

Jack London Burning Daylight

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune, burning Daylight takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, Elam Harnish, nicknamed "Burning Daylight" was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. Bringing his fortunes to the States he is cheated out of it by a crowd of money kings, and recovers it only at the muzzle of his gun.
Michael McKinley Maya Studio Projects. Game Environments and Props Michael McKinley Maya Studio Projects. Game Environments and Props Новинка

Michael McKinley Maya Studio Projects. Game Environments and Props

Use Maya to create realistic environments and props for digital games Weapons, vehicles, tools, buildings, trees, plants, walls, ceilings, and floors-these items may seem secondary to the game environment, but they are integral parts of the game and they all need to be created. Maya Studio Projects: Game Environments and Props is a step-by-step project guide to creating some of the most popular game art. Author Michael McKinley shares techniques for getting the most out of Maya to create realistic, vivid, and compelling worlds and otherworldly props. Along the way, he provides notes and FYIs that give readers depth and breadth for bringing both reality and creativity to their game art. A bonus DVD features step-by-step videos to help drive home concepts. The Studio Projects series offers projects that start from nothing, just as they do in the studio; these books provide you with a step-by-step guide to software attributes and tools that encompass multiple disciplines so that you can create a finished, renderable object Many games have only a few characters, and multiple levels and environments, and hundreds of props-this book focuses on projects and techniques for creating everything but the character Maya is the top 3D app for creating console and computer games such as: Rock Band, Gears of War, James Bond: Quantum of Solace, Fallout 3, and Far Cry 2 Learn effective Maya studio techniques with this handy, step-by-step, full-color book. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Эдгар Аллан По The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe Эдгар Аллан По The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe Новинка

Эдгар Аллан По The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is sometimes considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. His fiction spans multiple genres, including horror fiction, adventure, science fiction, and detective fiction, a genre he is credited with inventing.
Grant Tavinor The Art of Videogames Grant Tavinor The Art of Videogames Новинка

Grant Tavinor The Art of Videogames

The Art of Videogames explores how philosophy of the arts theories developed to address traditional art works can also be applied to videogames. Presents a unique philosophical approach to the art of videogaming, situating videogames in the framework of analytic philosophy of the arts Explores how philosophical theories developed to address traditional art works can also be applied to videogames Written for a broad audience of both philosophers and videogame enthusiasts by a philosopher who is also an avid gamer Discusses the relationship between games and earlier artistic and entertainment media, how videogames allow for interactive fiction, the role of game narrative, and the moral status of violent events depicted in videogame worlds Argues that videogames do indeed qualify as a new and exciting form of representational art
Jack London On the Makaloa Mat and The Road Jack London On the Makaloa Mat and The Road Новинка

Jack London On the Makaloa Mat and The Road

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. On the Makaloa Mat is a collection of seven short stories that describes life on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Full of descriptions of local nature and sea, it dives into the lives of characters and the effect that the contact with Western civilization causes. The Road is an autobiographical memoir full of London's experiences living as a hobo during the economic crisis in the United States, hopping freight trains, begging for money or food, and making up stories for the police to avoid prison term.
Jack London The Call of the Wild Jack London The Call of the Wild Новинка

Jack London The Call of the Wild

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "The Call of the Wild" is a short adventure novel set in Yukon, Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush. The story starts when someone steals the main character, a dog Buck of a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California, from his home and sells him into service as a sled dog in Alaska.
Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales from the Hills Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales from the Hills Новинка

Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales from the Hills

Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. "Plain Tales from the Hills" was his first volume of prose fiction. Vignettes of life in British India give vivid insights into Anglo-India at work and play, and into the character of the Indians themselves. Witty, wry, sometimes cynical, these tales with their brevity and concentration of effect are landmarks in the history of the short story as an art-form.
Tomb Raider: The Art and Making of the Film Tomb Raider: The Art and Making of the Film Новинка

Tomb Raider: The Art and Making of the Film

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider follows the treacherous journey of a young Lara Croft as she takes her first steps toward becoming a global hero. Academy Award™ winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) stars in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (The Wave). Showcasing lavish concept art, behind the scenes photos, insight into the stunts, and fascinating contributions from cast and crew, Tomb Raider, The Art and Making of the Film, is the perfect companion to this highly-anticipated release.
Charles Dickens Oliver Twist/Оливер Твист Charles Dickens Oliver Twist/Оливер Твист Новинка

Charles Dickens Oliver Twist/Оливер Твист

The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens's tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the archvillain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, in Oliver Twist Dickens created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.
Arthur Conan Doyle Round the Red Lamp: The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales Arthur Conan Doyle Round the Red Lamp: The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales Новинка

Arthur Conan Doyle Round the Red Lamp: The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. Round the Red Lamp is a collection of medical and detective stories by Doyle, where he focused on the problems that present themselves to physicians and surgeons at the time. The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales is a collection of early Doyle's short stories. It includes stories of mystery, comedy, shipwrecks and fantasy.
Writing Fiction for Dummies Writing Fiction for Dummies Новинка

Writing Fiction for Dummies

Writing a novel can be a daunting process - it will challenge you, stretch you, and change you. Whether you've never written fiction before or are looking to brush up your skills and learn new techniques for crafting your words, Writing Fiction For Dummies gives you savvy advice on navigating the entire writing process and turning your ideas into a well-written, marketable book. Establishing an ideal writing environment - discover how to set aside enough time and an ideal location for your writing. Getting ready to write fiction - pinpoint your location on the road to publication, and set your strategic and tactical goals to get your novel published. Discovering the principles of writing powerful fiction - build a realistic story world, envision unique and exciting characters, craft the layers of your plot, and grow a theme organically. Editing and polishing your story and characters - put on your editing hat and analyze your characters, scrutinize your story structure, and edit your scenes to get your novel in tip-top shape. Getting published - learn how to write query letters and book proposals that will ignite an agent's or editor's enthusiasm and help sell your novel to the right publisher.
Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles: His Last Bow Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles: His Last Bow Новинка

Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles: His Last Bow

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by the author featuring the famous detective. It tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. His Last Bow is a collection of famous stories about the legendary sleuth. Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team - the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Annual 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Annual 2015 Новинка

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Annual 2015

Published in advance of the amazing third movie in the trilogy by Peter Jackson, this is the OFFICIAL Hobbit Annual, packed with stills, characters and information from the movie sensation. Join Bilbo Baggins for the resolution of his journey across the wilds of Middle-Earth. This book is the perfect gift for all Hobbit and movie fans. Packed with character profiles, Hobbit activities and information, this is the perfect companion to the blockbuster movie trilogy.
Arthur Conan Doyle Rodney Stone Arthur Conan Doyle Rodney Stone Новинка

Arthur Conan Doyle Rodney Stone

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. Rodney Stone is a fantastic gothic mystery novel set in the world of boxing fights in England during the Napoleonic Wars. The plot also has some attributes of an adventure genre, including a haunted house and a false murder accusation.
British Trash Cinema British Trash Cinema Новинка

British Trash Cinema

BRITISH TRASH CINEMA is the first overview of the wilder shores of British exploitation and cult paracinema from the 1950s onwards. From obscure horror, science fiction and sexploitation, to art-house camp, Hammer's prehistoric fantasies and the worst British films ever made, author I.Q. Hunter draws on rare archival material and new primary research to take us through the weirdand wonderful world of British trash cinema. Beginning by outlining the definitions of trash films and their place in British film history, Hunter explores topics including: Hammer's overlooked fantasy films, the emergence of the sexploitation film in the 1950s and 60s, the sex industry in the 1970s, Ken Russell's high camp Gothic and erotic adaptations since the 1980s, gross-out comedies, revenge films, and contemporary straight-to-DVD horror and erotica.
Brian Fairrington Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies Brian Fairrington Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies Новинка

Brian Fairrington Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies

A unique reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummies is a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specific characters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead on helping aspiring artists master the basic building blocks of cartoons and comics, revealing step by step how to create everything from wisecracking bunnies to souped-up super villains. It also explores lettering and coloring, and offers expert marketing advice. The book's color insert provides guidance on how to add color to cartoon creations.
The Evolution Of Manfred Mann The Evolution Of Manfred Mann Новинка

The Evolution Of Manfred Mann

If classical music moves to the beat of the conductor's baton, then Manfred Mann is the orchestrator of much memorable music in the fields of pop and rock. He's been building bands, picking great songs and mixing styles ever since the early 1960s - and even if statistics told the whole story, a hit-list of 22 UK chart singles, six EPs and 12 albums would be impressive enough. This DVD features new interview footage with Manfred together with tv appearances, promo videos and live film, bringing the whole story up to date with a 2002 mix of "Blinded By the Light".Music Videos: 01. Do Wah Diddy Diddy 02. Just Like A Woman 03. Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James04. Fox On The Run 05. Blinded By The Light 06. For You 07. Nothing Ever Happens 08. Blinded By The Light
James Cateridge Film Studies For Dummies James Cateridge Film Studies For Dummies Новинка

James Cateridge Film Studies For Dummies

Make sense of the world of cinema Want to pull back the curtain on film? This hands-on, friendly guide unravels the complexities of film and helps you put cinema into a cultural context. You'll get an easy-to-follow introduction to different film genres and styles, learn about the history of cinema, get to know who makes up a filmmaking team, explore global cinema from Hollywood to Bollywood and much more. Film Studies For Dummies will open your mind to how the film industry works and help you to discover the impact of film on popular culture. You'll get easy-to-read information on analyzing and critiquing film from a range of theoretical, historical and critical perspectives, and learn how people communicate ideas in film. You'll also be able to shine a light on how stories are developed in movies, understand how a storyline is related to broader issues in society and become a well-versed and insightful film student. Covers the narrative, artistic, cultural, economic and political implications of cinema Provides conceptual frameworks for understanding a film's relationship to reality Explores how people tell stories and communicate ideas in film Helps you excel as a student of film Whether you're planning to study film, a humanities student with a forthcoming module on film or a film enthusiast wondering if this might be the future for you, Film Studies For Dummies has you covered.
The Art of The Mass Effect Universe The Art of The Mass Effect Universe Новинка

The Art of The Mass Effect Universe

The Mass Effect trilogy is a groundbreaking epic that has immersed gamers in one of science fiction's richest universes. Now BioWare and Dark Horse are proud to invite fans deeper than ever into the Mass Effect saga with The Art of the Mass Effect Universe! Featuring concept art and commentary by BioWare on the games' characters, locations, vehicles, weapons, and more (including Mass Effect 3) The Art of the Mass Effect Universe is the most complete companion available to gaming's most compelling series!
Derek Kompare CSI Derek Kompare CSI Новинка

Derek Kompare CSI

There are certain films and shows that resonate with audiences everywhere—they generate discussion and debate about everything from gender, class, citizenship and race, to consumerism and social identity. This new ‘teachable canon’ of film and television introduces students to alternative classics that range from silent film to CSI. Since its debut in September 2000, CSI’s fusion of cinematic spectacle, forensic pathology and character drama has regularly drawn in tens of millions of viewers around the world This original new study investigates CSI’s cultural importance, both for the media industry and for the criminal justice system itself, exploring its formal and narrative style, and its impact on media culture CSI provides a model for studying how genre, narrative, industry concerns, and the broad 'public life' of a television series contribute to our understanding of the nature and function of contemporary popular television
Ron Ritchhart Intellectual Character. What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Get It Ron Ritchhart Intellectual Character. What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Get It Новинка

Ron Ritchhart Intellectual Character. What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Get It

What does it really mean to be intelligent? Ron Ritchhart presents a new and powerful view of intelligence that moves beyond ability to focus on cognitive dispositions such as curiosity, skepticism, and open mindedness. Arguing persuasively for this new conception of intelligence, the author uses vivid classroom vignettes to explore the foundations of intellectual character and describe how teachers can enculturate productive patterns of thinking in their students. Intellectual Character presents illustrative, inspiring stories of exemplary teachers to help show how intellectual traits and thinking dispositions can be developed and cultivated in students to promote successful learning. This vital book provides a model of authentic and powerful teaching and offers practical strategies for creating classroom environments that support thinking.
Peter Messent The Crime Fiction Handbook Peter Messent The Crime Fiction Handbook Новинка

Peter Messent The Crime Fiction Handbook

The Crime Fiction Handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, and cultural significance of the crime fiction genre, focusing mainly on American British, and Scandinavian texts. Provides an accessible and well-written introduction to the genre of crime fiction Moves with ease between a general overview of the genre and useful theoretical approaches Includes a close analysis of the key texts in the crime fiction tradition Identifies what makes crime fiction of such cultural importance and illuminates the social and political anxieties at its heart. Shows the similarities and differences between British, American, and Scandinavian crime fiction traditions
The Movie Book The Movie Book Новинка

The Movie Book

Written in plain English, and packed with iconic film stills, contemporary posters, and witty infographics, The Movie Book explores the characters, plots, and key themes of more than 100 of the greatest movies ever to grace the silver screen. So whether you are an avid film buff, or an occasional movie-looking for inspiration, this book will give you a fresh perspective on your personal favourites, and introduce you host of other cinematic gems you cannot afford to miss.
You and Me: Level 1: Pupils's Book You and Me: Level 1: Pupils's Book Новинка

You and Me: Level 1: Pupils's Book

"You and Me" is a two-level topic-based course for young children learning English for the first time. The topics reflect the world of pre-school children and provide a natural context in which to present language. The course offers considerable flexibility in order to make the most productive use of material within different classroom situations. "You and Me" is a fully-integrated course which incorporates an extensive phonics, reading, writing and numeracy programme. Key features: appealing course characters and enjoyable stories ensure motivation for the children; language is presented through a variety of exciting and enjoyable activities; units follow a regular pattern giving the children a sense of security; skills of reading and writing are systematically developed; memorable songs, chants and raps develop listening and speaking skills; fun and easy-to-use craft activities help children to learn by doing.
Moscow Video Souvenir Moscow Video Souvenir Новинка

Moscow Video Souvenir

Artistic Treasures from Museums of Moscow The video film presents the art collection of major Moscow museums, specimens of interior decoration, jewelry, armoury and other applied arts from the Kremlinand Ostankino museums and Western European art and sculpture from the Pushkin Museum of Fine Artsand Tretyakov Gallery... Architectural monuments of ancient Moscow Architectural monuments of XIV - XX centuries in Moscow - the ensemble of the MoscowKremlin, Bolshoi Theater, St.Daniil, Don and Novodevichy Monasteries, churches of Ascention at Kolomenskoye, St.Trinity at Nikitniki, The Veil at Fili, estate palaces in Kuskovo, Ostankino, houses of Art Nouveau.
My First English Adventure 2: Starter: Flashcards (набор из 22 карточек) My First English Adventure 2: Starter: Flashcards (набор из 22 карточек) Новинка

My First English Adventure 2: Starter: Flashcards (набор из 22 карточек)

My First English Adventure makes learning English a memorable, magical experience. By using familiar Disney characters that children know and love, My First English Adventure re-creates a fantastic world of discovery and adventure in the classroom that truly motivates and encourages pupils to learn. - Use of Disney stories and characters capture the pupils' interest and attention motivating them to learn English. A variety of different activities incorporated to suit all learning styles. - Well structured, cyclical syllabus ensures content is continually revised, reinforcing what is being taught.
William Irwin Game of Thrones and Philosophy. Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords William Irwin Game of Thrones and Philosophy. Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords Новинка

William Irwin Game of Thrones and Philosophy. Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords

An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a «good» king to usurp the throne of a «bad» one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.
Jack London The Valley of the Moon Jack London The Valley of the Moon Новинка

Jack London The Valley of the Moon

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife of Oakland at the turn of the century through central and northern California in search of beautiful land they can farm independently. The book is notable for its scenes in which the proletarian hero enjoys fellowship with the artists' colony in Carmel.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Ladybird Readers Level 1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Ladybird Readers Level 1 Новинка

The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Ladybird Readers Level 1

Peter Rabbit goes in the farmer's garden for some radishes. Then, the farmer sees him! Can the farmer catch Peter?Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.The six levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams.The Tale of Peter Rabbit, a Level 1 Reader, is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Starters exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, using the present tense and some simple adjectives.
Arthur Conan Doyle The Land of Mist: The Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle The Land of Mist: The Lost World Новинка

Arthur Conan Doyle The Land of Mist: The Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. The Lost World tells the story of a journalist Edward Malone who decides to join the dangerous but exciting expedition to a world populated by dinosaurs. The Land of Mist is a novel about Professor Challenger, heavily inspired by the ideas of Spiritualism. This book contains a brilliant story about exploring the world of supernatural through the series of fascinating seances.
C. Dickens Great Expectations: Volume 5 C. Dickens Great Expectations: Volume 5 Новинка

C. Dickens Great Expectations: Volume 5

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. Great Expectations, published in 1861, is the author's penultimate completed novel; narrated in the first person, it depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. The novel contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, and is full of extreme imagery - poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death. It also features a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture both in England and abroad.
Jack London Short Stories I Jack London Short Stories I Новинка

Jack London Short Stories I

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. South Sea Tales is a collection of short stories, most of them are set aboard a ship or in island communities. The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel set in Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush. The story starts when someone steals the main character, a dog Buck of a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, from his home and sells him into service as a sled dog in Alaska. Tales of the Fish Patrol is a collection of stories drawn from author's own experiences and memories of the days as a teenager aboard the fishing boats of San Francisco Bay.
Thomas Hardy Life’s Little Ironies & A Changed Man Thomas Hardy Life’s Little Ironies & A Changed Man Новинка

Thomas Hardy Life’s Little Ironies & A Changed Man

Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. The phrase life's little ironies' is now proverbial, was coined by Hardy as the title for his third volume of short stories. The tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels of Hardy. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin de siecle bourgeois life.
Manga for the Beginner: Kawaii Manga for the Beginner: Kawaii Новинка

Manga for the Beginner: Kawaii

Targeted at the countless managa fans the world over who are irresistibly drawn to everything Kawaii and the cult of cute. From Hello Kitty to the huge array of Pokemon characters, the superpopular manga genre known as "Kawaii" has swept Japan, Korea and the rest of Asia and is now storming the rest of the world. Manga for the Beginner Kawaii is the first book ever written and illustrated on how to draw these intensely cute and colourfully graphic Kawaii characters.
Jack London The Strength of the Strong Jack London The Strength of the Strong Новинка

Jack London The Strength of the Strong

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "The Strength of the Strong" includes seven extraordinary tales such as "South of the Slot", "The Unparalleled Invasion", and "The Enemy of All the World".
Mark Chambers L. Apple TV For Dummies Mark Chambers L. Apple TV For Dummies Новинка

Mark Chambers L. Apple TV For Dummies

Watch your iTunes downloads on a television screen with help from Apple TV For Dummies. This comprehensive guide offers shopping tips; easy-to-understand installation and setup directions; and advanced material like content creation, troubleshooting, and optimizing network speeds. You get the «download» on: Apple TV setup and customizing High-Definition video hardware State-of-the-art audio hardware Connecting both computer and video equipment Using iTunes and the iTunes Store Cataloging your multimedia library Setting up a wireless network (both on the Mac and the PC) Working with Front Row and the Apple TV remote control Displaying photos using iPhoto and Photoshop Elements Audio and video formats, including conversion between formats Syncing iTunes with the Apple TV Creating media for Apple TV using iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie HD Customizing and optimizing your Apple TV system Troubleshooting, upgrading and maintaining Apple TV All levels of users will find this guide full of useful information, whether you're a multimedia/High-Definition beginner who hasn’t invested a cent in hardware, or an intermediate-level enthusiast who already has an HDTV and surround sound system, or an advanced electronic wizard who needs just a quick reference tool to troubleshoot a problem.
Charles Dickens Great Expectations Charles Dickens Great Expectations Новинка

Charles Dickens Great Expectations

Great Expectations, published in 1861, is the author's penultimate completed novel; narrated in the first person, it depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. The novel contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, and is full of extreme imagery - poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death. It also features a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture both in England and abroad.
The Beatles: Rare And Unseen The Beatles: Rare And Unseen Новинка

The Beatles: Rare And Unseen

This is the unofficial account of the biggest band in the world. Rare and Unseen: The Beatles brings you rare and previously unseen home movies, personal photographs, recently rediscovered film and true stories told first hand by the people who were really there. Footage Includes:Earliest Know Footage Of The Beatles On StageLiverpool, February 1962Only Existing Film On Tour In ScotlandCaird Hall Dundee, October 1964Filming Of Help! Bahamas, February 1965Filming Og Magical Mystery TourNewquay, September 1967Home Movie FootageParis Olympia Theatre, January 1964Highlights of Interview with John LennonRecorded In New York For French Tv
Dickens C. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby I Dickens C. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby I Новинка

Dickens C. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby I

Dickens' genius for creating eccentric yet entirely captivating characters found its fullest expression in his third novel, Nicholas Nickleby, published in 1839. The narrative follows Nicholas as he escapes from the influence of his villainous uncle and the wicked schoolmaster Wackford Squeers, stumbles into a theatrical career, and pursues his fortune through numerous adventures. Upon its original publication, the set was hailed as "one of the most glorious publishing achievements of our time."
Dickens C. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby II Dickens C. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby II Новинка

Dickens C. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby II

Dickens' genius for creating eccentric yet entirely captivating characters found its fullest expression in his third novel, Nicholas Nickleby, published in 1839. The narrative follows Nicholas as he escapes from the influence of his villainous uncle and the wicked schoolmaster Wackford Squeers, stumbles into a theatrical career, and pursues his fortune through numerous adventures. Upon its original publication, the set was hailed as "one of the most glorious publishing achievements of our time."
The Wizard of Oz: Activity Book: level 4 The Wizard of Oz: Activity Book: level 4 Новинка

The Wizard of Oz: Activity Book: level 4

One day, a storm took Dorothy and Toto to the Land of Oz. Dorothy liked the new friends she met, but she wanted to go home. Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of Englishas a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and providepreparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. This Level 4 Activity Book is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modalverbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.
Sucker Punch: The Art of the Movie by Zack Snyder Sucker Punch: The Art of the Movie by Zack Snyder Новинка

Sucker Punch: The Art of the Movie by Zack Snyder

From Zack Snyder, the director of 300 and Watchmen, comes Sucker Punch; an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of Babydoll - a young girl, whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary…with potentially tragic consequences.In this official book, Snyder guides you through the many amazing worlds and characters of the film, with eye-popping production art and stunning photographs by Clay Enos (Watchmen: Portraits).
Chronicles: Art & Design: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Новинка

Chronicles: Art & Design: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The ultimate celebration of the final Hobbit movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams, with almost 2,000 exclusive images, including designs and concepts that never made it to the big screen. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles - Art & Design is packed to bursting with more than 1,800 pieces of conceptual artwork created for the epic final instalment of Peter Jackson's film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Learn how the battle for the Lonely Mountain was plotted, its armies designed and its landscapes shaped, through detailed commentary by the films' Academy Award®-winning creative team members at 3Foot7, Weta Digital and Weta Workshop. From Lake-town and Dol Guldur to Dale and Ravenhill, each section is richly illustrated with concept art depicting creatures, costumes, armour, props and environment design hand-picked by the artists themselves from the Dragon's hoard of artwork generated for the film. Also included as a bonus feature, unique to this book, is a stunning full-colour, removable art print by Gus Hunter depicting a key moment in the trilogy. Compiled by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, with a foreword by Costume Designer, Bob Buck, and introduction by Concept Art Director and renowned Tolkien artist, John Howe, this fifth volume in The Hobbit: Chronicles series has been created in full collaboration with key members of the production's creative team to ensure the most comprehensive and authentic film companion possible.
Levine Michael P. Thinking Through Film. Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies Levine Michael P. Thinking Through Film. Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies Новинка

Levine Michael P. Thinking Through Film. Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies

An introduction to philosophy through film, Thinking Through Film: Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies combines the exploration of fundamental philosophical issues with the experience of viewing films, and provides an engaging reading experience for undergraduate students, philosophy enthusiasts and film buffs alike. An in-depth yet accessible introduction to the philosophical issues raised by films, film spectatorship and film-making Provides 12 self-contained, close discussions of individual films from across genres Films discussed include Total Recall, Minority Report, La Promesse, Funny Games, Ikuru, The Dark Knight, Memento, AI and more Explores concepts that span epistemology, metaphysics, fate, choice, robot love, time travel, personal identity, spectacle, ethics, luck, regret, consequentialism, deontology and the philosophy of film itself A uniquely flexible resource for courses in philosophy and film that encourages student reflection, as well as being an engaging read for the film enthusiast

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