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By reading this book, you will develop the skills to perceive a space and its contents in light, and be able to devise a layout of luminaires that will provide that lit appearance. Written by renowned lighting expert Christopher (Kit) Cuttle, the book: explains the difference between vision and perception, which is the distinction between providing lighting to make things visible, and providing it to influence the appearance of... more...

While it might seem like some people are born with it, the fact is anyone can learn to be creative. Half of the human brain is devoted directly or indirectly to vision - that's the power of visual thinking. Companies such as Apple, Air B&B and Tesla, have shown that creativity outperforms entrenched thinking. Using architecture, humor and everyday examples, the Creativity Code helps: - Kickstart your creative thinking - Unlock your visual... more...

If you have ever wanted to learn to draw, but lacked the confidence to start, then Drawing for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you. Take the first step to drawing with this easy-to-follow course on producing fantastic drawings with pen, pencil and more. Carole Massey's expert practical advice and simple step-by-step approach will quickly get you drawing. With advice on sketching, perspective, capturing movement, accuracy, figures, animals,... more...

A Letter from co-Author Corky Binggeli Interior Design Illustrated 3rd Edition When I was asked to work with Francis D.K. Ching on the second edition of Interior Design Illustrated, I was a bit intimidated, as I had used his books in my own architectural and interior design education and admired his beautiful illustrations. Now that we have again collaborated on the third edition, I am delighted to be part of this creative team, and I can see how my... more...

More Style, Less Stuff Cozy Minimalism isn’t about going without or achieving a particular new, modern style. Nope. It’s simply a mindset that helps you get whatever style YOU LOVE with the fewest possible items. You want a warm, cozy, inviting home, without using more resources, money, and stuff than needed. Why use more if you don't have to? In Cozy Minimalist Home, accidental stylist and bestselling author Myquillyn... more...


In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your... more...

Learn the simplicity of using hand tools, while you build! Traditional woodworking using hand tools can offer a more satisfying relationship with the wood and the creative woodworking process. It's quieter, cleaner and maybe even a little spiritual. It's no surprise that many "plugged-in" woodworkers are returning to the roots of this treasured skill. Where some hand-tool books focus solely on the use of hand tools,... more...

Octavio Paz claims in this essential work that the two painters who had the greatest influence on the twentieth century were Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. If that conjunction surprises at first, Paz makes a convincing case with his analysis and by contrasting the two artists. “I have linked their two names,” he writes, “because it seems to me that each of them has in his own way succeeded in defining our age: the former by what... more...

In this groundbreaking book, David Roberts sets out to demonstrate the centrality of the total work of art to European modernism since the French Revolution. The total work of art is usually understood as the intention to reunite the arts into the one integrated whole, but it is also tied from the beginning to the desire to recover and renew the public function of art. The synthesis of the arts in the service of social and cultural... more...

Arcturus's series of Drawing Workbooks comprises nine practical guides for artists interested in coming to grips with a particular subject. With titles covering anatomy, animals, caricatures, landscape, manga, techniques, portraits, still life, and figures, there is something for everyone's taste. Tailored step-by-step exercises help artists to build their skills, and handy hints keep them in the know about techniques and materials.