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  • Continuing the success of the Draw in 15 Minutes series, horse artist Diana Hand shows you how to express your love of horses through drawing. In a series of tutorials, she describes every stage from finding your model and learning the basic skills of drawing to portraying the movement and spirit of the individual horse. Draw Horses in 15 Minutes will inspire you to make your own expressive drawings based on the principles of equine anatomy. Furthermore, you will discover a skill you never thought you had.

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  • Drawing expert Jake Spicer introduces you to the most important skill in the artist’s repertoire: life drawing.

    From understanding relationships and proportions and considering basic anatomy, to learning about mark-making and tonal values, Jake takes you through the process of drawing the most rewarding of subjects: life class remains a key component of nearly every art degree in the UK.

    With step-by-steps and techniques derived from his proven life-class methods, Jake gives you the skills to create beautiful life drawings quickly, successfully and, ultimately, in only 15 minutes.

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  • “‘Movement on the spiritual path necessarily involves taking light into the dark corners of our psyche, and it is there that dreams provide an open window into the inner reality’.

    In the early years of the twentieth century, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung proposed that, more often than not, dreams represent those thoughts and memories which are unbearably painful and have been relegated to the realm of the unconscious. Unlocking the meanings in these dreams can help people free their mind and feelings from irrational desires, fears and insecurities.

    This brief but profound book assails the conventional understanding of dreams and their interpretation, drawing attention to a much-neglected aspect of dreams as a source of guidance for the spiritual aspirant. It uses the insights of psychology, but transcends it, to confront the inescapable questions most people should be driven by: What is the purpose of life, and does it all end with death? Laying bare dreams of childhood anxiety, traumas and sexuality – ‘cleaning the windows’ to uncover the deeply buried material that blocks our efforts on the inner path – it then invites contention from ‘materialists’ in its discussion of subjects beyond psychology, such as precognitive dreams, reincarnation, out-of-the-body experiences, death dreams, and numinous or ‘big dreams’- ‘an open window’ through which deeper, non-physical levels of reality can shine.

    Drawing on examples from real life, Sri Madhava Ashish teaches the ‘language of dreams, ensuring a better understanding and awareness of the unconscious self, guiding the reader on the path to mental and spiritual freedom. ”

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  • The debates around Hindus and Muslims, Islam and the West have become ever-more relevant in contemporary politics. In this timely book, historian Raziuddin Aquil conducts a dispassionate and incisive study of Islam in India-from its heyday in the medieval period to its transformation by colonialism. Drawing on texts from the medieval and early modern periods, Aquil reveals the host of factors that contributed to the evolution of Indian Islam and its diverse practices-the orthodoxy of the ulama, the attempts by Muslim rulers to establish religious dominance, the conflict with Sikhism, the impact of Sufi traditions and the rise of Urdu as a popular language.
    Ambitious in scope, provocatively argued and painstakingly researched, The Muslim Question examines the legacy of the Muslim rule in India and, in the process, presents Islam as a complex and continually changing tradition.

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  • From photographing a dewdrop in spring to a beautiful winter frost, follow your hobby throughout the year with renowned photographer Tom Ang.

    Whatever your level of expertise or type of camera, from the best digital SLRs on the market right down to camera phones, you’ll find tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your shots.

    Now in its third edition, and fully updated with the latest developments in technology and equipment, this book will teach you everything you need to know to take great photographs that convey a sense of time, place and atmosphere.

    Packed with “how to” advice and projects to keep you snapping throughout the year, Digital Photography Month by Month is an inspiring and practical guide to taking beautiful photos whatever the season and weather conditions.

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  • Need to know which digital camera to buy? Want to take better photographs and retouch images? Ready to achieve professional results?

    This updated edition of The Digital Photography Handbook will allow you to make the most of all the advantages your camera has to offer – as well as guiding you through the latest software to enhance your images, and get professional results with every shot.

    This book includes expert advice on the art of photography (composition, depth of field and how to photograph a variety of subjects), editing and image manipulation software, how to print your images for the best results, developing a portfolio and mastering the rules of copyright. Doug Harman includes the very latest developments in digital technology, equipping you with everything you need to become a photographer.

    Contents include: Types of camera, Computers and software, Memory, Pixels and magnification, Saving images, Exposure, Composition, Light, Camera modes, Special effects, Manipulating images, Photo apps, Retouching old photos, Printing digital images, Selecting printers and paper, Archiving and the cloud, Making money from your images, Copyright rules and more.

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  • Are you intent on capturing the perfect sunset? A budding photojournalist? Or ready to take your holiday snaps to the next level? The Complete Guide to Digital Photography is your definitive guide to taking processing and printing sharper more colourful and better looking pictures.

    Ian Farrell’s expert tips take you from the basics of using your camera to advanced darkroom techniques with 52 step-by-step projects including portraits landscapes still-life images fast-moving objects and photographing live events.

    Easy-to-follow instructions introduce you to the latest software allowing you to retouch blemishes restore old photographs or adjust the colour to transform washed-out pictures into professional-quality photographs. Reflecting the latest online developments this comprehensive guide also includes advice on selling your images through agencies high-quality printing and even creating your own coffee-table book.

    Featuring technical tips interviews with the professionals troubleshooting techniques and over 400 inspirational images the Complete Guide to Digital Photography is the ultimate master class in digital photography.

    Contents include:
    Portrait photography Landscape photography Street photography Nature and wildlife Dynamic live action Special effects Macro photography Travel photography Wedding photography Digital darkroom Colour management Sharpening High dynamic range Skin smoothing Printing your images Making a portfolio Your first exhibition Selling your photographs.

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  • <b>Mark Stevenson</b> is a writer, entrepreneur, broadcaster, futurologist and founder of The League of Pragmatic Optimists. He has written for <i>The Times</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>Guardian </i>and <i>New Statesman</i>, and is the author of the critically acclaimed <i>An Optimist's Tour of the Future</i>. He lives in London and is an adviser to the Virgin Earth Challenge and Atlas of the Future>

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  • Need to know which digital camera to buy? Want to take better photographs and retouch images? Ready to achieve professional results? This updated edition of The Digital Photography Handbook will allow you to make the most of all the advantages your camera has to offer – as well as guiding you through the latest software to enhance your images, and get professional results with every shot.This book includes expert advice on the art of photography (composition, depth of field and how to photograph a variety of subjects), editing and image manipulation software, how to print your images for the best results, developing a portfolio and mastering the rules of copyright.

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  • Skulls have always captured the human imagination. This extraordinary collection of the most engaging and intriguing images of the skull from pop culture around the world presents a visual feast of the ultimate doom-laden image.

    Here you will find the skull in graphic novels manga graphic design art costume make-up vintage advertising and popular culture along with the just plain weird.

    Page after page of stunning photographs reveal an incredible diversity of interpretations of the iconic image.

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  • From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a potent commentary on the Presidency

    As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency – and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it.

    Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out.

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  • Landscape photography remains one of the most popular genres for enthusiast and commercial photographers alike, but all of the books on the market are large in format and unsuited to use in the field. This latest addition to Ilexs popular “Field Guide series” meets this need perfectly, with Carl Heilmans unique expertise and brilliant photos presented for the first time in a go-anywhere pocketbook format. Covering key areas like equipment, exposure, weather and post-processing, and with a handy ready-reference section in the back of the book, “The Landscape Photography Field Guide” will become an essential companion on any shooting trip.

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