Jim Henson: The Works - The Art, the Magic, the Imagination

Jim Henson: The Works - The Art, the Magic, the Imagination

This book presents insight into the life and work of Jim Henson.

  • I read strange books, really, come on who else would be excited to read a book on the lost art of walking?

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  • I love to walk, so reading a history of walking seems like a good fit.

  • Containing 700 examples of fine design, this book is itself a work of art. Curated and assembled by Irma Boom, it offers a unique peek at design history as displayed within the collection of Zurich's Museum of Design.

  • Crafting is spreading all across the states -- it's infectious and inspiring. "The 65-minute movie documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY (... Crafting is spreading all across the states -- it's infectious and inspiring. "The 65-minute movie documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY (do it yourself) ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art.It includes interviews with more than 50 artists in 15 cities who explain how the new wave of craft, "forges a new economy, lifestyle and burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking," says Faythe Levine, author

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  • The clothes we wear invariably telegraph information about our identity, our place in society and the stories we wish to convey about ourselves. The fantastically colorful costumes specific to African and Caribbean rituals and cel... The clothes we wear invariably telegraph information about our identity, our place in society and the stories we wish to convey about ourselves. The fantastically colorful costumes specific to African and Caribbean rituals and celebrations go several steps further, transforming ordinary people into mythic figures and magicians, tricksters and gods, and symbolizing the roles their wearers play in the ancient dramas that form the cornerstones of their cultural heritage. Phyllis Galembo began photographing the characters and costumes of African masquerade in Nigeria in 1985, and since then she has continued developing her theme throughout Africa and the Caribbean. This volume collects 108 thrilling carnival photographs from Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Zambia and Haiti. In magnificent color shots, Galembo's subjects pose in striped bodysuits that cover the entire body, including the face; or outfits made entirely of bunched greenery; or a lacquered wooden mask topped with a headdress featuring full-body models of other characters; or an oversize misshapen animal head and plywood wings. The carnival characters, rooted in African religion and spirituality, are presented in chapters organized by tribal or carnival tradition and are accompanied by Galembo's personal commentary, shedding light on the characters and costumes portrayed, and on the events in which they play a pivotal role. Maske is a serious contribution to ethnographic study, a photo-essay about fashion and an assembly of superb images.

  • In her celebration of Halloween revelry, photographer Phyllis Galembo never settles for the ordinary; here instead are evocative scenes of dressed-to-scare young trick-or-treaters "modeling" their disguises, of undead spirits haun... In her celebration of Halloween revelry, photographer Phyllis Galembo never settles for the ordinary; here instead are evocative scenes of dressed-to-scare young trick-or-treaters "modeling" their disguises, of undead spirits haunting their surroundings, and of costumes spanning over a century that take on an eerie new creepiness thanks to special lighting effects. Accompanying the costume shots is a history of this always-popular holiday and an essay placing the work in the wider context of fashion and costume. Of interest to enthusiasts, designers, and students alike, this devilishly diverting book is the perfect gift for all Halloween aficionados.

  • Internationally acclaimed photographer Henry Leutwyler has captured an aura of magic within his photo documents of artifacts found at Neverland.

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  • a wonderful primer for your next trip - chances are your destination is at least touched on in one or more episodes of Rick Steves' Public Television series. His "Europe through the Back Door" series focuses on leaving the tour... a wonderful primer for your next trip - chances are your destination is at least touched on in one or more episodes of Rick Steves' Public Television series. His "Europe through the Back Door" series focuses on leaving the tourist traps behind and getting a feel for the culture and local experience. I highly recommend all of his travel books, too!

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  • a great companion for traveling in Europe. Rick Steves' books are well known for their no-nonsense approach to travel and making the most of the time you have in a country.

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  • This Phaidon soft cover is packed with captivating images from some of the most poetic art events created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. This is no small feat as Guo-Qiang's work is difficult to document since you really have to... This Phaidon soft cover is packed with captivating images from some of the most poetic art events created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. This is no small feat as Guo-Qiang's work is difficult to document since you really have to be there to get a true experience of it. "...These have included works such as an extension to the Great Wall of China, designed to be seen from outer space by extraterrestrial beings; feng shui arrangements of private living spaces both in Japn and New York; participatory projects with kites, jacuzzis and mini golf courses, and sculptures constructed from melted-down cars or abandoned boats. His projects are strongly influenced by their location and the works are frequently altered or developed as they are exhibited at new sites. Unifying Cai's wide-ranging work is his consistent investigation of humanity's place within the universe..."

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  • By Tefcros Michaelides A mathematical mystery that crosses many centuries—from the ancients to turn of the century Paris to present day Europe. If you like math or find it's history intriguing this book has it all. If you like ar... By Tefcros Michaelides A mathematical mystery that crosses many centuries—from the ancients to turn of the century Paris to present day Europe. If you like math or find it's history intriguing this book has it all. If you like art too, then this is the perfect book. While the title hints at the mathematical and murderous themes it leaves out how much art and art history is also included. Spending time with Picasso and the beginning of Cubism, having drinks with Toulouse-Lautrec. It's an intellectual read, continuously interesting.

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  • From the design-centric publishers at Phaidon Press comes 'The Story of Art'. It's a comprehensive look at the history, people and places behind western art from prehistoric times to the present. It's peppered thoroughly with wond... From the design-centric publishers at Phaidon Press comes 'The Story of Art'. It's a comprehensive look at the history, people and places behind western art from prehistoric times to the present. It's peppered thoroughly with wonderful reprints of famous pieces. It's also famously well known for it's entertaining, easy to read style. For the art lover at heart (or wannabe).

  • being goth doesn’t mean you have no sense of humor.

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