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Piano For Dummies 3rd Edition

By: Adam Perlmutter

Price: $35.95

Publisher: USA, John Wiley & Sons Ltd: 2014

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 000664

ISBN: 1118900057

Condition: New


Play the piano today with an easy-to-use instruction set! Piano For Dummies, 3 rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfect teacher should you decide to expand your instruction. With the wides... View more info

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Landscape Sketching and Architectural Rendering: How to Draw in Pencil Pen Ink Landscapes Seascapes Cityscapes Architecture

By: Allan Staines

Price: $29.95  $23.95

Publisher: Australia, Pindedale Press: 2014

Seller ID: A1049

ISBN: 1875217045

Condition: New


This book with its easy show me how style reveals the secrets that can turn you into a confident landscape sketching artist. The beginner is led from beginner sketching step-by-step, choosing equipment, visualizing perspective, creating tonal values and understanding composition. Covering not only landscapes but also all the elements found in the landscape as well as seascapes on to buildings and architectural renderings in pencil or pen and ink. Skilled artists will appreciate the many new landscape ideas and even the Allan Staines style, enabling them to broaden their approach and... View more info

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Indigo Dreaming: Meditations for Children

By: Amy Hamilton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Joshua Books: 2006

Seller ID: 000145

ISBN: 0980298407

Condition: New


This CD contains the sound recording of Indigo Dreaming A Magical Bedtime Story Book for Children, two awareness activities and a selection of visualisations to introduce children to meditation and relaxation techniques and to enhance their mind, body and spirit.Enjoy the magical bedtime story of Indigo the Rainbow Pixie and the Enchanted Lotus. Learn breathing and body awareness with Balloon Breath and Elastic Band. Create your own special place with Magic Garden. Meet your Guardian Angel and discover the Wishing Tree and its secrets. Learn the magic properties of the Circle of Light and how ... View more info

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In Defence of Classical Music

By: Andrew Ford

Price: $19.95  $14.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2005

Seller ID: 003908

ISBN: 0733315941

Condition: New


Why does anyone still bother with classical music?How can the string quartets of Brahms or the symphonies of Beethoven possibly be relevant in our post-9/11 world?In this stimulating and provocative book, composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford argues that it is because we live in such discordant times that classical music is more valuable than it has ever been.Beginning with a discussion of some common cliches, he considers the nature of classical music: whether it is, for example, an international language. Then in a series of short essays, each taking as its starting point the music of a singl... View more info

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The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir

By: Anh Do

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2010

Seller ID: 9781742372389

ISBN: 1742372384

Condition: New


The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do eve... View more info

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Scar Tissue: Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers [used book]

By: Anthony Kiedis with Larry Sloman

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Time Warner Books: 2004

Seller ID: 003196

ISBN: 0316729701

Condition: Good


In SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis, the charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. He tells of his childhood living in LA with his unconventional father; an early life spent hobnobbing with celebrities and becoming a child film actor; setting up the band with his school friend Flea in the early 80s; discovering a love of live performance and songwriting; and the years spent struggling with a drug addiction that left him a homeless multi-millionaire living on speedball mixtures of heroin and cocaine... View more info

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500 Tangled Artworks: A Showcase of Inspired Illustrated Designs

By: Beckah Krahula

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Quarry Books: 2015

Seller ID: 002629

ISBN: 1592539939

Condition: New


Become inspired by this vast collection of meditative drawing tiles known as tangles! "500 Tangled Art Works," curated by Beckah Krahula, author of the bestselling book, "One Zentangle a Day," is the first book to feature a large and wide-ranging collection of exciting, beautiful, and experimental drawings. Tangles, a one to four stroke repetitive pattern used in a meditative art form called Zentangle(TM), are showing up all over the world in drawings, paintings, and many forms of mixed media art. With an introduction and history of this zen art form, "500 Tangled Art Works" shares basic techn... View more info

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Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You? The Inside Story of Mamma Mia! and the Songs of ABBA [used book]

By: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Judy Craymer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 2006

Seller ID: 004082

ISBN: 0297844210

Condition: Good


In the 1970's, the Swedish musical phenomenon known as ABBA, Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, succeeded in reinventing the world's perception of pop. They produced hit after catchy hit, each one instantly recognizable, infectious, and irresistible. Nearly a quarter of a century later, these beloved songs gave birth to the blockbuster musical MAMMA MIA!, which became a legend in its own right. It opened in 85 cities and has since been seen by more than 20 million people throughout the world. This officially sanctioned book tells the double story of ... View more info

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The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward [used book][hard to get]

By: Bill Ward

Price: $75.00

Publisher: USA, Fintagraphics Books: 2007

Seller ID: 004505

ISBN: 1560978465

Condition: Good


Renowned pin-up artist Bill Ward gets the full coffee-table treatment in this lavish oversized full-color paperback featuring Ward's most polished, fully-realized portraits of the 1950s. Imagine, if you will, an innocent but stunning young woman boasting the most unlikely Barbie-like proportions-and then some-poured into a wisp of lingerie or clingy cocktail dress, silky opera-length gloves, and sheer thigh-high stockings, perched precariously but not inelegantly atop a pair of dangerously high stiletto heels, and you've got the recipe for the quintessential Wardian glamour girl. Ward's girls... View more info

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Fashion Design Lookbook: More Than 50 Creative Tips and Techniques for the Fashion-Forward Artist

By: Blandine Lelarge

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Walter Foster Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000237

ISBN: 1600584365

Condition: New


Fashion Design Lookbook is the quintessential resource for today's young, fashion-forward artist. With myriad colorful, trendy styles to draw or paint in a variety of media, up-and-coming designers and aspiring illustrators alike will learn how to develop and hone their skills in the pages of this inspiring book. Featuring more than 50 tips and techniques for rendering stylish, fully-accessorized "looks" in mediums including: graphite pencil, markers, colored pencils, ink, watercolor, pastels, acrylic, and gouache, this title provides a comprehensive artistic experience within the world of fas... View more info

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Australia Remember When

By: Bob Byrne

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, New South Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003789

ISBN: 1742234569

Condition: New


Remember grabbing a copy of the late edition afternoon paper from the paper boy? Watching a Graham Kennedy skit on TV? Did you buy a 45rpm single or a 33rpm album at your local record shop? And play it on your record player? If you answered yes to any of these questions chances are you are part of the Baby Boomer generation. How time has flown! It all seems just like yesterday. Take a pleasantly sentimental trip down memory lane with Bob Byrne as he shows us bits of Australia we've forgotten, identities and landmarks we loved and let him remind us that some of the best things about Australia ... View more info

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Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age

By: Bruce Munday with photographs by Kristin Munday

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2012

Seller ID: 002266

ISBN: 1743051255

Condition: New


Beautiful stone was nature's gift to South Australia, and an irresistible building material for early settlers. Many stone walls, without mortar or with no more than mud as glue, have defied gravity and the elements all these years. Or did gravity combine with deft balance to sustain them? Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to fol... View more info

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Hollywood Makeup Lab: Industry Secrets and Techniques

By: Bruna Nogueira and Diane Namm

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Race Point Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000241

ISBN: 1937994562

Condition: New


Have you ever been to a movie and wondered how in the world makeup artists make the characters come alive? For special effects makeup guru Bruna Nogueria, it's all in a day's work. The Hollywood Make-Up Lab offers a peek into some of the coolest special effects tips and tricks, from Crime Scene Investigation sets to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Nogueria has accumulated a wealth of cosmetic knowledge to share with you! Learn how to create some of the most interesting fantasy, science fiction, and horror looks with makeup. With shows like SyFy's popular Face/Off and programs like Nogueuria's... View more info

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Figure Drawing Studio: Drawing and Painting the Nude Figure from Pose Photos

By: Butch Krieger

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2015

Seller ID: 001989

ISBN: 1402761279

Condition: New


Welcome to your very own Figure Drawing Studio, where artist Butch Krieger guides you through the fundamentals of learning to draw and paint the human form using photographs taken of live art models posing as they would for an art class. Innovative step-by-step exercises based on these images, from the popular Art Models series, will boost your skills and prepare you to draw from life. A companion disk features more than 1,500 high-resolution full-colour photos to work with. View more info

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Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flower Art with Mixed Media

By: Carrie Schmitt

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Betterway Books: 2015

Seller ID: 002035

ISBN: 1440336741

Condition: New


Do you long to cultivate more creative joy in your painting? Flowers are organic, wonderfully forgiving subjects. Each one is unique; you can't paint one wrong! Painted Blossoms will encourage you to welcome creativity with ease as you discover ways to tend the garden within. In addition to watching yourself grow through seven different stepped-out flower projects, you'll learn basic design elements, how to get unstuck from the mud, how to carve your own stamps, cut your own stencils and more. A sampling of what you'll add to your creative toolshed: * Techniques for creating a wide variety of ... View more info

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Chinese Brush Painting: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques Using Ink and Water Soluble Media

By: Cheng Yan

Price: $28.95

Publisher: UK, Search Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003478

ISBN: 1782212078

Condition: New


Cheng Yan captures all the freshness and spontaneity of Chinese brush painting in this beautiful, inspiring guide. Using step-by-step photographs and his own evocative pictures, he teaches all the techniques needed to paint animals, birds, fish and insects. Learn how to create atmosphere in landscapes and transform flowers and plants into wonderful works of art. Yan guides the artist through all the traditional techniques, illustrating how to master composition, inks, paints and traditional brushstrokes. Detail is as important as a spontaneous style; leaves, stems bamboo, feathers, scales and ... View more info

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Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light: Oil, Pastel and Watercolor

By: Chris Saper

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, North Light Books: 2015

Seller ID: 001911

ISBN: 1440341834

Condition: New


LEARNING HOW TO CAPTURE SUCH QUALITY HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER! Inside you'll find guidelines for rendering accurate skin tones in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil and pastel. You'll begin with a review of the five essential painting elements (drawing, value, color, composition and edges), then learn how light and color influence the appearance of skin tones. Best-selling artist Chris Saper provides the advice and examples that make every lesson and technique easy to understand-immediately improving the quality of your work. You'll discover how to:* Paint the four major skin color gro... View more info

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The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

By: Christabel King

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Search Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003492

ISBN: 1844489477

Condition: New


Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and tranferring drawings. She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates fo... View more info

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

By: Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel

Price: $78.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 1978

Seller ID: 001679

ISBN: 0195019199

Condition: New


You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope... View more info

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The Art of Apple Branding: Australian Apple Case Labels and the Industry Since 1788

By: Christopher Cowles and David Walker

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Australia, Apples from Oz: 2004

Seller ID: 000908

ISBN: 0646434209

Condition: New


This highly collectable publication is for art directors, designers, printers, historians, sociologists and all those interested in our apple industry. THE ART OF APPLE BRANDING: AUSTRALIAN APPLE CASE LABELS AND THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1788 is the only book of its type to chart how Australian agricultural produce has been sold to the former British Empire and beyond. Colourful paper labels were used to create an identity and, when glued onto wooden boxes, they remained the dominant visual clue about the perishable contents marketed to the wholesalers in local markets and far-flung lands. Memories w... View more info