Follow what lights you up, and you'll light up the world.
Just in time for the holidays, this padded board book features original illustrations and your favorite Mother Goose rhymes
Filled with lovely artwork, this is a padded board book treasury of the most popular bedtime Mother Goose rhymes. This soothing collection will whist every toddler off to dreamland. The rhymes include:
This book presents the first systematic analysis of artistic techniques and terminology related to the rendering of light and shade in Dutch and Flemish art from the early-seventeenth to the mid-eighteenth century. It traces a shift in aesthetic perception, which is visible in the handling of chiaroscuro in Dutch and Flemish art in the course of 150 years, and challenges the view, widespread since Julius von Schlosser's influential survey of European art and literarure, that Netherlandish art was mainly uninventive. In their discussions Netherlandish writers of art theory drew on a) earlier and foreign art literature, b) their insights, mainly as painters, into workshop practice, c) observation of nature (including natural sciences) and d) aesthetic judgement. This volume investigates the different extents to which Netherlandisch writers on art depended on these four aspects as they devised their concepts of chiaroscuro and how this relates to contemporary pictorial practice. Statements on chiaroscuro in the writings of Karel van Mander, Philips Angel, Willem Goeree, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Gerard de Lairesse, Arnold Houbraken and Jacob Campo Weyerman have been compared with paintings of the period to test the writers' statements against the artists'methods. The comparison shows that writers of art theory described partly the same or similar methods to achieve effects of chiaroscuro that artists used in their works, which is understandable, given that most of them were active as artists themselves. Yet there are also divergences, especially when it comes to the question whether artists should value rendering natural effects over pictorial coherence. Dutch writers of art regarded natural impression as a crucial aim of art, but they often struggled with reconciling nature and aesthetic requirements in their arguments. In the art of the Netherlands, however, we can observe frequently that aesthetic and pictorial composition came before nature.
Desire comes with a wicked price. The long-lost Veils of Salome have resurfaced. As they have for centuries, the beautifully iridescent silks will enthrall a new victim-bestowing her with her greatest desire and then claiming a wicked price. For thief Eva Ward, recovering the elusive and magical Veils of Salome is a professional triumph, but she can't claim her bounty. Her client wants her dead. A dark wraith eternally bound to the veils seeks their destruction. And the longer Eva possesses the veils, the harder it will be for her to avoid the curse. She is desperate for a safe haven where she can plan a way out of this mess. When Azarion is summoned once again by the cursed veils, he discovers they are within reach and he's ready to act. He must find a way to destroy them and end the torment of his formless existence. But how can he when the current target of the veils is adorably distracting and she's not going along with any of his plans? From the safety of a magical hotel tucked between dimensions, Eva and Azarion search for an end to the curse-and they find a way to steal each other's hearts. A Hotel Paranormal story. The Hotel Paranormal is THE place for supernatural beings looking to get away from it all. Beings like werewolves, vampires, elves, sprites, djinn and more check in from all over the world for business and for pleasure -- and sometimes for both.