Author: Oliver Grau
Publisher: MIT Press
Although many people view virtual reality as a modern phenomenon, it has its foundations in a history of immersive images. The search for illusionary visual space can be traced back to antiquity. This text shows how virtual art fits into the art history of illusion and immersion.
Writing, for Michael Snow, is as much a form of “art-making” as the broad range of visual art activities for which he is renowned, including the “Walking Woman” series and the film Wavelength. Conversely, many of the texts included in this anthology are as significant visually as they are at the level of content — they are meant to be looked at as well as read. Situated somewhere between a repository of contemporary thought by one of our leading Canadian artists and a history book as it brings to light some important moments in the cultural life of Canada since the 1950s, these texts tell their own story, marking the passage of time, ideas and attitudes. The works included here, ranging from essays and interviews and record album cover notes to filmscripts and speeches (which, in Snow’s hands, often fall into the category of performance art), are not only “built for browsing,” they offer insights into both the professional and the private Snow. Together, they expand the context of Snow’s work and show the evolution of a great Canadian artist, beginning with his early attempts at defining art, to his emergence and recognition on the international art scene. This book is one of four books that are part of the Michael Snow Project. Initiated by the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Power Plant Gallery, the project also includes four exhibitions of his visual art and music.
New York Vertical
Author: Horst Hamann
New York Vertical is to my knowledge the best book there is! I want to congratulate Horst Hamann, he did the impossible to photograph the New York we all love. The black and white photographs captured the beauty of the city, the format of the pictures is incredible! It's a masterpiece! BRAVO
Author: Christine Gee, Garry Weare, Margaret Gee
Publisher: Random House
On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first ever to set foot on the highest point on earth: the summit of Everest. It was a magical moment. Since then many men and women have striven to reach the top of this awesome mountain, which can be at once beautiful and mystical, unpredictable and highly dangerous, never straightforward and always incredibly tough. In this timely and remarkable book, published to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the original ascent, mountaineers from all round the world tell what motivated them to make their own summit bids. They highlight how it felt to reach the top and the impact it made on them, ranging from practical comments to spiritual reflections, to philosophical statements on the future of our planet, including contributions from climbers such as: Chris Bonington, Alan Hinkes, Eric Simonson, Reinhold Messner, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Bear Grylls, Greg Mortimer, Junko Tabei, Peter Hillary, Doug Scott and Stephen Venables. Not only is this a fascinating and insightful collection to mark more than half a century of the highest adventure, it is also an inspiration to any one of us when we contemplate heroic achievements of our own - whatever they may be.
Take photos like a pro without breaking the bank by using FREE and nearly FREE software and hardware explained in this book. Get professional looking shots from a low-cost camera Save money by building your own lighting rigs, tripods, monopods and stabilisers for next to nothing Learn how to use older lenses on modern digital cameras, and make your own macro lens, lens hoods, flash diffusers, flash concentrators, decorative Bokeh effect lenses and more Use dozens of FREE and low cost photo applications for processing, viewing, cataloguing, editing, creating HDR, and photo stitching Build powerful photography processing and editing suites with free software and plugins that go head to head with expensive tools like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
Author: Philippe Garner, Claire Wilcox, Robin Muir
A lifetime of style / Anna Wintour -- Introduction / Susanna Brown -- I. Paris style: 1930s Paris - fashion, art, elegance and imagination / Philippe Garner. Electric beauty / Susanna Brown -- II. Couture fashion in the 1930s: The aura of glamour : couture fashion / Claire Wilcox. Mainbocher corset / Susanna Brown -- III. Stage and screen: From limelight to starlight : portraits of stage and screen stars / Terence Pepper. Marlene Dietrich / Susanna Brown -- IV. Horst and Britain: An English interlude / Robin Muir. Royal still lifes / Susanna Brown -- V. Fashion in colour: Horst's world in colour / Shawn Waldron -- Vogue covers -- VI. Nature: Patterns from nature / Martin Barnes. Kodak negative album / Susanna Brown -- VII. Travel: Middle-Eastern diaries / Horst P. Horst and Valentine Lawford. Persepolis Bull / Susanna Brown -- VIII. The male nude: Hard bodies : male nudes / Oliver Winchester. The classical torso / Susanna Brown -- IX. Living in style: Conversation pieces : interiors of Horst and Lawford / Glenn Adamson. The house that Horst grew / Susanna Brown -- X. Carmen : an interview / Susanna Brown.
To master the fundamentals of image registration, there is no more comprehensive source than 2-D and 3-D Image Registration. In addition to delving into the relevant theories of image registration, the author presents their underlying algorithms. You'll also discover cutting-edge techniques to use in remote sensing, industrial, and medical applications. Examples of image registration are presented throughout, and the companion Web site contains all the images used in the book and provides links to software and algorithms discussed in the text, allowing you to reproduce the results in the text and develop images for your own research needs. 2-D and 3-D Image Registration serves as an excellent textbook for classes in image registration as well as an invaluable working resource.
Today’s libraries are taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies such as flat panel displays using touch, sound, and hands-free motions to design amazing exhibits using everything from simple computer hardware to advanced technologies such as the Microsoft Kinect. Libraries of all types are striving to add new interactive experiences for their patrons through exciting digital exhibits, both online and off. Digital Collections and Exhibits takes away the mystery of designing stunning digital exhibits to spotlight library treasures by walking the reader through implementation projects that are sure to astound and impress.
Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of the 20th century's most iconic photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery. The Camera--the first volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniques--has taught generations of photographers how to harness the camera's artistic potential. This time-honored handbook distills the knowledge gained through a lifetime in photography and remains as vital today as when it was first published. Along with visualization, image management, Adams' famous Zone System, and other keys to photographic artistry, The Camera covers 35mm, medium-format, and large-format view cameras, while offering detailed advice on camera components such as lenses, shutters, and light meters. Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual belongs on every serious photographer's bookshelf. "Adams is a clear-thinking writer whose concepts cannot but help the serious photographer." - New York Times "A master-class kind of guide from an undisputed master." - Publishers Weekly Over 1 million copies sold.
Author: Willy Ronis
Humanist photographer Willy Ronis's most iconic images of Paris are beautifully produced in this affordable volume. Unparalleled in his ability to portray the Parisian joie de vivre, Willy Ronis captured sheer delight on the faces he photographed, from the Parisian gamin running with an oversized baguette to the cheerful Parisiennes behind the bakery counter and flower market kiosk, and from the dancers in full swing at a summer festival to a gaggle of children in a bumper car tangle. His images are iconic and varied, ranging from lovers embracing in front of the Eiffel Tower to graceful monuments softened by a gauzy fog to a determined factory worker protesting for her rights. Parisian-born Ronis bought his first Rolleiflex camera in 1937 at the age of 27. He trained his camera on the working class neighborhoods of Belleville and Ménilmontant, and strolled the streets of his beloved city, capturing the essence of everyday life in Paris. He memoralized the urban landscape--a lamp-lit bridge or the leafy horse chestnut trees that border the Seine--and typical Parisians--in the metro, sunbathing on the Ile de la Cité, ice skating in the park. This pocket volume of high-quality reproductions is a joyful tribute to Paris and the decorated photographer's finest work.
Showcases the Metropolitan Museum of Art's remarkable collection of paintings from artists working in Paris in the first half of the 20th century.
Text by Lynne Cooke, Enrique Vila-Matas.