Between Light and Shadow

Author: Mac Darrow

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841133906

Category: Law

Page: 353

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An examination of the powers and responsibilities of the international financial institutions in respect of human rights.

Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor

Author: William B Lawrence

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media, LLC


Category: Art

Page: 142

View: 6570

Push your watercolor painting to the next level by mastering the use of color, light, and shadows. Go beyond trying to copy what you see by designing with shapes, shadows, and highlights. Deepen the expressive nature of your paintings as you capture the subject's luminosity. Master painter William B. Lawrence offers hands-on techniques and insights for intermediate to advanced artists. Light and color take the viewer on a journey. Properly harnessed, they can convey emotion, create a mood, or tell a story. Whether your work is realistic, expressive, or abstract, the options are unlimited. Lawrence explores pattern, hue, contrast, and texture in this treasured classic. Using a combination of theory, demonstration, and practical suggestions this new arsenal of tools, will help you grow as an artist. Other techniques covered include: How to design with light and shadow The use of overlapping patterns How light can express movement Learning to use light and dark to add drama and intensity to your work Discover how to guide the viewer's eye through floodlights, spotlights, and other advanced light-manipulation techniques. Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor will help you create radiant watercolor paintings and give you greater painting pleasure as you develop new skills which bring your imagination to life.

City of Light and Shadow

Author: Ian Whates

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857661914

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 834

The monstrous Rust Warriors are back! In a land struggling to cope with the onset of the fatal bone flu, street-nick Tom and Kat - the leader of the Tattooed Men - must find a way to despatch both threats. Meanwhile, the Soul Thief is still at large, and still killing... File Under: Fantasy [ Sick Society | Dejected Leaders | Secret Powers | Rust Warriors! ] e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-191-3

The Library of Light and Shadow

Author: M. J. Rose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476778124

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7923

In this riveting and richly drawn novel from “one of the master storytellers of historical fiction” (New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams), a talented young artist flees New York for the South of France after one of her scandalous drawings reveals a dark secret—and triggers a terrible tragedy. In the wake of a dark and brutal World War, the glitz and glamour of 1925 Manhattan shine like a beacon for the high society set, desperate to keep their gaze firmly fixed to the future. But Delphine Duplessi sees more than most. At a time in her career when she could easily be unknown and penniless, like so many of her classmates from L’École des Beaux Arts, in America she has gained notoriety for her stunning “shadow portraits” that frequently expose her subjects’ most scandalous secrets. Most nights Delphine doesn’t mind that her gift has become mere entertainment—a party trick—for the fashionable crowd. Then, on a snowy night in February, in a penthouse high above Fifth Avenue, Delphine’s mystical talent leads to a tragedy between two brothers. Devastated and disconsolate, Delphine renounces her gift and returns to her old life in the south of France where Picasso, Matisse, and the Fitzgeralds are summering. There, Delphine is thrust into recapturing the past. First by her charismatic twin brother and business manager Sebastian who attempts to cajole her back to work and into co-dependence, then by the world famous opera singer Emma Calvé, who is obsessed with the writings of the fourteenth-century alchemist Nicolas Flamel. And finally by her ex-lover Mathieu, who is determined to lure her back into his arms, unaware of the danger that led Delphine to flee Paris for New York five years before. Trapped in an ancient chateau where hidden knowledge lurks in the shadows, Delphine questions everything and everyone she loves the most—her art, her magick, her family, and Mathieu—in an effort to accept them as the gifts they are. Only there can she shed her fear of loving and living with her eyes wide open.

Stories in Light and Shadow

Author: Bret Harte

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776672895

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5992

This eclectic collection of stories from American author Bret Harte highlights his skill with characterization and ingenious plot construction. "Unser Karl," an espionage tale set in Germany, has a surprising twist ending. "The Passing of Enriquez" is the final episode in a series of tales recounting the exploits of Enriquez Saltello, a charming and loquacious fellow whose bad luck in love is legendary.

The Lights and Shadows of Real Life

Author: T.S. Arthur

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734065038

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 2882

Reproduction of the original: The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur

The Aesthetics of Shadow

Author: Daisuke Miyao

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822354225

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 1504

In this revealing study, Daisuke Miyao explores "the aesthetics of shadow" in Japanese cinema in the first half of the twentieth century. This term, coined by the production designer Yoshino Nobutaka, refers to the perception that shadows add depth and mystery. Miyao analyzes how this notion became naturalized as the representation of beauty in Japanese films, situating Japanese cinema within transnational film history. He examines the significant roles lighting played in distinguishing the styles of Japanese film from American and European film and the ways that lighting facilitated the formulation of a coherent new Japanese cultural tradition. Miyao discusses the influence of Hollywood and German cinema alongside Japanese Kabuki theater lighting traditions and the emergence of neon commercial lighting during this period. He argues that lighting technology in cinema had been structured by the conflicts of modernity in Japan, including capitalist transitions in the film industry, the articulation of Japanese cultural and national identity, and increased subjectivity for individuals. By focusing on the understudied element of film lighting and treating cinematographers and lighting designers as essential collaborators in moviemaking, Miyao offers a rereading of Japanese film history.

Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks Bible

Author: Stephen Romaniello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470102640

Category: Computers

Page: 510

View: 5508

Add sizzle to your images with these invaluable tools. If you're using Photoshop without working with channels and masks, you're missing out on some of the most powerful and creative features Photoshop CS3 has to offer. Let this comprehensive reference teach you to use these valuable tools the way professionals do. Create dazzling composites, speed your workflow, get awesome color--it's all here and more with step-by-step instructions, techniques, and examples. If you want to tap the full potential of Photoshop channels and masks, this striking full-color Bible is the book you need to succeed.You'll learn to: Harness channels and masks for faster workflow. Unravel the secrets of creating, mixing, and converting digital color. Add lighting effects, 3D, and other channel pyrotechnics. Create composite layer content with advanced blending. Reveal, conceal, and refine your images with layer masks. Combine selections from single and multiple documents. Posterize, create textures, correct faded images, and more. Use type masks to add an artist's sparkle to the text. Work with soft-edged selections. Select and composite transparent shadows. Blend layers. Inside, you'll find brilliant full color throughout, including hundreds of color screen shots and examples. Order your copy today!