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Illustrated guide to the crucial French philosopher who denied bring a philosopher at all. ‘I am like no one else in the whole world …’ Thus begins Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s defiant Confessions – an autobiography of astounding psychological insight. Musician, poet, novelist and botanist, but above all, a philosopher who firmly denied being one, Rousseau was the first to ask: "What is the value of civilization?" His answer – that civilization corrupts natural goodness and increases social inequalities – shocked his Enlightenment contemporaries and still challenges us today.
Composto di getto alla fine del 1806 ma rimasto a lungo inedito, "Adolphe" è un romanzo di straordinaria modernità, che nulla concede al gusto romantico dei tempi. Gli elementi della narrazione sono ridotti ai minimi termini – due soli i personaggi, Adolphe, seduttore incapace di amare e condannato al rimorso e alla solitudine, e Ellénore, vittima incolpevole della passione -, l’intreccio è volutamente scarno e la penna dell’autore, che tanto della sua vita riversa in queste pagine, procede brillante e crudele nel dare forma a un’opera di geometrico nitore, illuminata da una luce uniforme e implacabilmente fredda.
Founded in 1979 by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, World War 3 Illustrated is a labour of love run by a collective of artists and political activists working with the unified goal of creating a home for political comics, graphics and stirring personal stories. This full-colour retrospective exhibition is arranged thematically, including housing rights, feminism, environmental issues, religion, police brutality, globalisation and depictions of conflicts from the Middle East to the Midwest. Contributors include Sue Coe, Eric Drooker, Fly, Sandy Jimenez and dozens more.
Aimed at beginner artists interested in cartooning and at the countless fans of cartoons, animation and comics. Not only are cartoons a form of entertainment, but they’re an incredibly popular style of drawing! With a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to cartooning, Christopher Hart shows readers basic tips for creating a cast of the most hilarious, outrageous characters inspired by today’s cartoons. Chock-full of tips, hints and step-by-step illustrations, Modern Cartooning gives artists of all ages the tools they need to let their imaginations run wild.
All the Art That's Fit to Print reveals the true story of the world's first Op-Ed page, a public platform that—in 1970—prefigured the Internet blogosphere. Not only did the New York Times's nonstaff bylines shatter tradition, but the pictures were revolutionary. Unlike anything ever seen in a newspaper, Op-Ed art became a globally influential idiom that reached beyond narrative for metaphor and changed illustration's very purpose and potential. Jerelle Kraus, whose thirteen-year tenure as Op-Ed art director far exceeds that of any other art director or editor, unveils a riveting account of working at the Times.
Randall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it’s practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic’s subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup").The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600 comics.
The ultimate guide to creating chibis!They populate manga with chunky bodies, oversized heads, and huge expressive eyes. They’re schoolgirls and schoolboys, magical girls and mad scientists, fairies and fighter princesses, cyborgs and sci-fi secret agents, bikers and bad samurais, robots and rebel leaders. They’ve even got chubby pets and zany monster sidekicks! They’re chibis!Excruciatingly cute, highly stylized, and beloved in all manga genres (fantasy, magical girls, shounen, anthro, sci-fi-, and more), without them, manga would barely exist.
The ultimate guide to creating the most popular form of manga–shoujo!If you’re reading this, you already love shoujo. But now you’ll be able to take the next step and actually write and draw your very own. The teen characters that populate the genre are outrageously cool, including magical girls, demon gals, cat girls, J-rockers, handsome teen boys, Goth boys, and the increasingly popular elegant older young men that shoujo fans adore. No one can top Christopher Hart in helping you learn some fundamental art techniques that will bring shoujo characters, which are more realistic and less cartoon-like than other styles of manga, to life.
Building on the fundamentals taught in Shoujo Basics (a previous title in the Draw Manga Now! series), this title shows readers how to embellish and amplify their shoujo characters by drawing the characteristic outfits, hairstyles, accessories, and even animal friends of the genre. After an introduction to all of these accoutrements, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart’s in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book’s pages.
What do you get when you cross popular manga style with legends of old? Manga Magic! In this one-of-a-kind guide, beloved and prolific manga artist Supittha “Annie” Bunyapen (a.k.a. Ecthelian on deviantART) shows you how to put original spins on popular fantasy figures and creatures, with insight on everything from what they wear to where they dwell. Inside, you’ll learn how to:
Develop fantastic characters–from basic anatomy to important details like hair and skin tones.
Design costumes fit for a goddess (or fairy, or Pan, or what-have-you) right down to armor, jewelry and footwear.
Color with confidence. Achieve various results using basic watercolor techniques, special effects and markers.
Set the scene with great backgrounds–from aerial views to underwater scenes.
Bring it all together, step by step. 20+ start-to-finish demos feature a variety of mythic characters, from wood nymphs and Golem, to multiple gods and goddesses.
Whether you base your characters on traditional Greek mythology, Japanese folklore or fantastical renditions of your own imagining, this guide will lead you step by step through the creation of your own magical manga worlds!
2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.
When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction.
Focusing on the most popular style of manga, Shoujo Basics teaches readers how to draw all the trademark characteristics of shoujo characters; from lessons on glimmering eyes, flowing hair, and dramatic expressions to more basic elements such as the body, face, and poses, this book covers everything readers need to go from shoujo fans to shoujo artists. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart’s in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book’s pages.
The great French erotic artist Georges Pichard beautifully (and quite unabashedly!) illustrates the famous Indian classic on the art of making love.
From the medicine we take, the treatments we receive, the aptitude and psychometric tests given by employers, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics have given shape to the world we inhabit. For the media, statistics are routinely ‘damning’, ‘horrifying’, or, occasionally, ‘encouraging’. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don’t know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, Eileen Magnello – accompanied by Bill Mayblin’s intelligent graphic illustration – traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe.
What is time? The 5th-century philosopher St. Augustine famously said that he knew what time was, so long as no one asked him. Is time a fourth dimension similar to space or does it flow in some sense? And if it flows, does it make sense to say how fast? Does the future exist? Is time travel possible? Why does time seem to pass in only one direction?These questions and others are among the deepest and most subtle that one can ask, but Introducing Time presents them—many for the first time—in an easily accessible, lucid and engaging manner, wittily illustrated by Ralph Edney.
Need to understand today’s economy? This is the book for you. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume Two: Macroeconomics is the most accessible, intelligible, and humorous introduction to unemployment, inflation, and debt you’ll ever read.Whereas Volume One: Microeconomics dealt with the optimizing individual, Volume Two: Macroeconomics explains the factors that affect the economy of an entire country, and indeed the planet. It explores the two big concerns of macroeconomics: how economies grow and why economies collapse.
The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the world’s only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, PhD, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics you’ll ever read.Bauman has put the "comedy" into "economy" at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his "Principles of Economics, Translated" is a YouTube cult classic).
INTRODUCING guide to the pioneering child psychoanalyst. Born in Vienna in 1882, Melanie Klein became a pioneer in child psychoanalysis and developed several ground-breaking concepts about the nature and crucial importance of the early stages of infantile development. Although she was a devoted Freudian, many of her ideas were seen within the psychoanalytic movement as highly controversial, and this led to heated conflicts, particularly with Freud’s daughter, Anna. Introducing Melanie Klein brilliantly explains Klein’s ideas, and shows the importance of her startling discoveries which raised such opposition at the time and are only now being recognized for their explanatory power.
Covering thinkers from Aristotle to Saussure and Chomsky, "Introducing Linguistics" reveals the rules and beauty that underlie language, our most human skill.
It is now more than a century since Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionize our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, "Introducing Relativity" plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions to this story, as we encounter Einstein’s astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time and arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful field equations.
"Introducing Chaos" explains how chaos makes its presence felt in many varieties of event, from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market. It also examines the roots of chaos in modern mathematics and physics, and explores the relationship between chaos and complexity, the new unifying theory which suggests that all complex systems evolve from a few simple rules.This is an accessible introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory that could dramatically change our view of the natural world and our place in a turbulent universe.
Jacques Derrida is the most famous philosopher of the late twentieth century. His philosophy is an array of rigorous tactics for destabilizing texts, meanings, and identities. Introducing Derrida introduces and explores his life and work and explains his influence within both philosophy and literature.
Linguist Noam Chomsky maintains that the human brain has an innate language faculty, and that part of this biological endowment is a ‘universal grammar’, a theory of principles common to all languages. Thus, all human languages and the ways in which children learn them are remarkably similar. Chomsky’s book Syntactic Structures was a turning-point in 20th-century linguistics, challenging assumptions in many areas such as philosophy, psychology and intellectual history. Heir to the Enlightenment tradition, Chomsky has introduced new perspectives on language, the creative individual and the nature of human freedom in society.
Grupo SM is the third-largest educational publisher in the Spanish-speaking world. They have sold more than 25 million books worldwide, including primary and seconary textbooks, children’s and teen literature, and reference books.
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