120 Great Victorian Fantasy Paintings (+ CD-ROM) Menges Jeff A. The Victorians were enthralled by fairies and angels, and their fascination with benevolent spirits is reflected in their art. These full-color paintings from the 19th and early-20th centuries feature Pre-Raphaelite, Symbolist, and Narrative works by such noteworthy artists as Waterhouse, Burne-Jones, Draper, Watts, and Grimshaw.
1200 Ornamental Letters (+ CD-ROM)
Ornate, bold, fanciful, lavish From Gothic characters and florid fonts to simple, elegant designs, this magnificent collection - meticulously reproduced from a rare 19th-century portfolio - offers graphic designers a dazzling choice of ornamental alphabets in color and black and white. Many feature both upper and lower cases.
1440 Geometric Vector Designs (+ CD-ROM) Miguel Angel Sanchez Serrano In page after page of dazzling geometrics, an interesting design is spotlighted and split into multiple vibrant, dancing variations. Take motifs from this visual feast to rev up graphics projects, or use them to build your own unique designs Need to enlarge an image? Black-and-white illustrations are vector-based for ultra-clear enhancements.
414 Geometric Designs and Motifs (+ CD-ROM)
Over 400 original, black-and-white, attention-getting graphics that pop, recede, and shimmer. Circles, squares, ellipses, curves, lines, and angles create unique visual effects that are at times strong and intriguing and sometimes — purely dazzling. Great for use in ornamental packaging, room decoration, and graphics, the illustrations can be cropped, enlarged, or used as is.
At the Zoo. Coloring Book Beylon Cathy Twenty-nine large, easy-to-color pictures invite youngsters to accompany a young family on an entertaining outing. In addition to viewing bison, a tiger, a male and female lion with their cub, a mother giraffe and her baby, and a giant turtle, they'll discover how the staff feeds the seals and other animals.
Fun with Numbers. Coloring Activity Book Pomaska Anna Forty-five charming, ready-to-color illustrations include airplanes, elephants, candy canes, elves, pigs dancing jigs, a kitten blowing bubbles, and more. Each one teaches a basic numbers lesson: counting from 1 to 20, number recognition, and elementary addition and subtraction. Plus, simple rhymes help children remember each fun lesson.
Great Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers Negri Paul This outstanding collection of more than 30 brilliant short stories - each just six or fewer pages in length - includes such popular tales as Kafka's A Country Doctor, Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, Chopin's A Pair of Silk Stockings, plus works by Dickens, O. Henry, Chekhov, Wilde, and many others.
Great Russian Short Stories Paul Negri Twelve powerful works of fiction, including Pushkin's The Queen of Spades, Gogol's The Overcoat, Turgenev's The District Doctor, Dostoyevsky's White Nights, Tolstoy's How Much Land Does a Man Need?, plus The Clothes Mender by Leskov, The Lady with the Toy Dog by Chekhov, Twenty-Six Men and a Girl by Gorky, Lazarus by Andreyev, and more.
Japanese Stripes and Splashes Setsuzan Furuya This original collection of intriguing repeated patterns offers more than 150 full-color Japanese woodblock designs. The vivid, unusual images were selected from a rare 1905 two-volume swatch book thought to be originally intended for textile designers.
A bonus CD-ROM, featuring digital files of all of the illustrations in the book, can be easily used for any project. Professional and amateur print, web, and textile designers will appreciate this collection of unusual patterns, as will fans of Japanese design.
Knights, Weapons and Armor CD-ROM and Book (+ CD-ROM) Paul Lacroix From the pages of rare books come these 281 black-and-white illustrations of armor, weapons, and the men who lived and died with them. A sweeping range of extraordinary, authentic images includes swords, helmets, coats of mail, daggers, shields, battle-axes, warships, intricate battle scenes, and more, all loaded with historic interest.
Medieval Knights, Armor and Weapons (+ CD-ROM) F. Kottenkamp Skillfully reproduced from a rare 19th-century masterpiece, this collection features 60 hand-coloured engravings of medieval knights and their weapons. Images include warriors on horseback as well as an assortment of lances, spears, mobile siege towers, muskets, and armour.
Overcoat and Other Short Stories Гоголь Николай Васильевич Four works by great 19th-century Russian author: "The Nose", a savage satire of Russia's incompetent bureaucrats; "Old-Fashioned Farmers", a pleasant depiction of an elderly couple living in rustic seclusion; "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich", one of Gogol’s most famous comic stories; and "The Overcoat", widely considered a masterpiece of form.
Proof in Geometry. With Mistakes in Geometric Proofs Fetisov A.I., Dubnov Ya S. This single-volume compilation of two books explores the construction of geometric proofs. In addition to offering useful criteria for determining correctness, it presents examples of faulty proofs that illustrate common errors. High-school geometry is the sole prerequisite. Proof in Geometry, the first in this two-part compilation, discusses the construction of geometric proofs and presents criteria useful for determining whether a proof is logically correct and whether it actually constitutes proof. It features sample invalid proofs, in which the errors are explained and corrected. Mistakes in Geometric Proofs, the second book in this compilation, consists chiefly of examples of faulty proofs. Some illustrate mistakes in reasoning students might be likely to make, and others are classic sophisms. Chapters 1 and 3 present the faulty proofs, and chapters 2 and 4 offer comprehensive analyses of the errors.
Selected Short Stories Tolstoy Leo It is universally acknowledged that Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, was as much a master of the short story as he was of the full-length novel. This original collection features some of his most hard-to-find tales including the posthumously published Alyosha the Pot, the two-part novella The Forged Coupon, and After the Dance, aka After the Ball.
Street Art Vector Graphics & Stencils (+ CD-ROM) Elder Jeremy This fresh collection features 500 black-and-white graphics in four categories: retro, which includes '60s, '70s, and '80s motifs with an urban flavor; pop, with references to popular culture and such icons as Warhol and Lichtenstein; mod, mid-century images related to fashion, furniture, and architecture; and tech illustrations, including computers, radios, cameras, and more. SVG, EPS and JPEG formats for each.
The Chronicles of Clovis: Stories by Saki Saki Renowned for his witty dialogue and macabre humor, Saki skewered the pretensions of Edwardian society. These short stories recount the escapades of an irreverent socialite and showcase the author's mastery of comic repartee. Saki's satiric tales remain remarkably contemporary, offering paradoxical combinations of good-natured irony and cheerful cruelty. Introduction by A. A. Milne.
The Principles and Practice of Ornamental or Complex Turning Holtzapffel John Jacob First paperback edition of definitive guide to turning on the complex or ornamental lathe, the high Victorian art par excellence. Text organized according to various cutting frames and chucks, describing and illustrating the enormous powers of each used both independently and in combination. Detailed instructions. 78 objects or finished sections illustrated - urns, vases, chessmen, chalices, etc. 600 illustrations.
The Three Mulla-Mulgars. The Three Royal Monkeys de La Mare Walter Readers of all ages will be captivated by this enchanting fantasy, a hidden jewel of children's literature that recounts the adventures of three royal monkeys. With an amulet for their protection, Thimble, Thumble, and Nod set out in search of their father, who has vanished in the course of his quest for a magic kingdom.
Vintage Valentines (+ CD-ROM) Grafton Carol Belanger Drawn from authentic valentines of the early 20th century, this selection of more than 150 romantic greetings includes postcards and valentine-based die cuts of apple-cheeked children, cherubs, cupids, bouquets, and adorable animals. In addition to traditional Victorian-influenced styles, these illustrations include popular retro images that circulated in the '40s, '50s, and later.