A Sketchbook of Edinburgh

Author: Iain Fraser,Anne Fraser
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 9781780274874
Category: Edinburgh (Scotland)
Page: 80
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In this evocative book Iain and Anne Fraser take the reader, both visitor and resident, on a personal journey through the centre of one of the world's most unforgettable cities. Working with four talented local artists (Irina, Cat, Keli and Catherine) they reflect the character and cultural history of Edinburgh through 80 pages and 150 beautiful and original illustrations. Their narrative describes the split personality of Scotland's capital city, from the subdued sophistication of a 'dreich' February day to the flouncy and frivolous fun of the summer festival season. The dramatic character of Edinburgh and its history are world renowned. The authors highlight their favourite parts of the city centre and include a series of quirky stories discovered during their research gleaned from some of the many books written about the city.

Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook

Author: Angela Bartram,Nader El-Bizri,Douglas Gittens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317070003
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
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Bringing together a broad range of contributors including art, architecture, and design academic theorists and historians, in addition to practicing artists, architects, and designers, this volume explores the place of the sketchbook in contemporary art and architecture. Drawing upon a diverse range of theories, practices, and reflections common to the contemporary conceptualisation of the sketchbook and its associated environments, it offers a dialogue in which the sketchbook can be understood as a pivotal working tool that contributes to the creative process and the formulation and production of visual ideas. Along with exploring the theoretical, philosophical, psychological, and curatorial implications of the sketchbook, the book addresses emergent digital practices by way of examining contemporary developments in sketchbook productions and pedagogical applications. Consequently, these more recent developments question the validity of the sketchbook as both an instrument of practice and creativity, and as an educational device. International in scope, it not only explores European intellectual and artistic traditions, but also intercultural and cross-cultural perspectives, including reviews of practices in Chinese artworks or Islamic calligraphy, and situational contexts that deal with historical examples, such as Roman art, or modern practices in geographical-cultural regions like Pakistan.

Field Sketching and the Experience of Landscape

Author: Janet Swailes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317401840
Category: Architecture
Page: 432
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The act of field sketching allows us to experience the landscape first-hand – rather than reliance upon plans, maps and photographs at a distance, back in the studio. Aimed primarily at landscape architects, Janet Swailes takes the reader on a journey through the art of field sketching, providing guidance and tips to develop skills from those starting out on a design course, to those looking to improve their sketching. Combining techniques from landscape architecture and the craft and sensibilities of arts practice, she invites us to experience sensations directly out in the field to enrich our work: to look closely at the effects of light and weather; understand the lie and shapes of the land through travel and walking; and to consider lines of sight from the inside out as well as outside in. Full colour throughout with examples, checklists and case studies of other sketchers’ methods, this is an inspirational book to encourage landscape architects to spend more time in the field and reconnect with the basics of design through drawing practice.

Photography of Victorian Scotland

Author: Roddy Simpson
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074865464X
Category: History
Page: 224
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This is the first book to provide a full and coherent introduction to the photography of Victorian Scotland. The material has been structured and the topics organised, with appropriate illustrations, as both a readable narrative and a foundation text for

Alberto Giacometti

Zeichnungen und Aquarelle. Das Legat Bruno Giacometti
Author: Monique Meyer
Publisher: Schwabe AG
ISBN: 3858819115
Category: Art
Page: 100
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Eine aus knapp hundert Zeichnungen und Aquarellen bestehende Werkgruppe Alberto Giacomettis ist 2012, nach dem Tod des Bruders Bruno, als Legat ins Kunsthaus Zürich gekommen. Dieses Zeichnungskonvolut repräsentiert Alberto Giacomettis ganzes Schaffen, von den frühen Jahren in Stampa bis in die Pariser Zeit. Darunter befinden sich Kopien nach Werken Dürers, Mantegnas, Holbeins und Hodlers, die Giacometti bereits zwischen dem 12. und 15. Lebensjahr anfertigte. In den 1920er-Jahren folgten Studien nach romanischen und ägyptischen Plastiken, in den 1930er-Jahren setzte sich Giacometti mit Matisse, Cézanne und Rodin auseinander, wobei sehr eigenwillige Umsetzungen entstanden. Das Buch enthält ausserdem bedeutende Bildnisse von Familienangehörigen und diverse Selbstporträts des Künstlers. Darstellungen von Landschaften bei Stampa und Maloja sowie Atelieransichten und meisterhafte Figurenstudien aus den 1950er- und 1960er-Jahren runden die Auswahl ab.

The line of tradition

Author: Mungo Campbell,Royal Scottish Academy,National Galleries of Scotland
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 95
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National Monuments Record of Scotland jubilee

a guide to the collections, N.M.R.S. 1941-1991
Author: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Publisher: N.A
Category: Historic buildings
Page: 77
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The Killing of Dr. Albrecht Roscher

Author: J. W. Heldring
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465367861
Category: History
Page: 343
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Africa in the mid-nineteenth century was still very much an unknown continent, its vast lands a source of unceasing interest and mystery La the white man. This was the age of discovery, the decades before the fascination wore off and the scramble for Africa began in earnest Explorers such as Burton, Speke and Livingstone were the names on everyone's lips, In this climate, Albrecht Roscher grew up La be an outstanding young scholar, whose interest in the works of classical writers such as Ptolemy and Herodotus inspired in him a love of geography, science and biology, which the achievements of Burton and others only served to inflame. Africa beckoned. However, little did he imagine as he left Germany for the shores of East Africa that he would never return. His murder before he managed to fulfill his ambitions has ensured that he has been largely consigned to a footnote in the history of African exploration. In The Killing of Dr Albredlt Roscher Heldring sets out to redress the balance in what is a fitting tribute to a man who, had he lived longer, might have gone on to rival the achievements of Burton, Livingstone and the other great explorers of that age.

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

Author: Brian Edwards
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134066813
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
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This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.

Allan Ramsay, 1713-1784

Author: Alastair Smart,National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 154
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Edinburgh & medicine

a commemorative catalogue of the exhibition held at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, June 1976-January 1977 to mark the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Edinburgh, 1726-1976
Author: Royal Scottish Museum,Robert Geoffrey William Anderson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 72
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William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900

Author: Assoc Prof Saeko Yoshikawa
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472420152
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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In her study of the opening of the English Lake District to mass tourism, Saeko Yoshikawa examines William Wordsworth’s role in the rise and development of the region as a popular destination. For the middle classes on holiday, guidebooks not only offered practical information, but they also provided a fresh motive and a new model of appreciation by associating writers with places. The nineteenth century saw the invention of Robert Burns’s and Walter Scott’s Borders, Shakespeare’s Stratford, and the Brontë Country as holiday locales for the middle classes. Investigating the international cult of Wordsworthian tourism, Yoshikawa shows both how Wordsworth’s public celebrity was constructed through the tourist industry and how the cultural identity of the Lake District was influenced by the poet’s presence and works. Informed by extensive archival work, her book provides an original case study of the contributions of Romantic writers to the invention of middle-class tourism and the part guidebooks played in promoting the popular reputations of authors.

Spanish Horror Film

Author: Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748670629
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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An original new study of Spanish horror film.

Anglophone Poetry in Colonial India, 1780-1913

A Critical Anthology
Author: Mary Ellis Gibson
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821419420
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 397
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Anglophone Poetry in Colonial India, 1780–1913: A Critical Anthology makes accessible for the first time the entire range of poems written in English on the subcontinent from their beginnings in 1780 to the watershed moment in 1913 when Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Mary Ellis Gibson establishes accurate texts for such well-known poets as Toru Dutt and the early Indian English poet Kasiprasad Ghose. With accurate and reliable texts, detailed notes on vocabulary, historical and cultural references, and biographical introductions to more than thirty poets, this collection will significantly reshape the understanding of English language literary culture in India.