Fantastic Structures Book

Fantastic Structures

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 145215323X

Fantastic Structures Excerpt :

In this eagerly awaited follow-up to the international bestseller Fantastic Cities, artist Steve McDonald uses his unique large-format approach working from actual photographs to create beautifully detailed line drawings of amazing buildings and other structures from around the world. The globe-trotting selection includes buildings from six continents—including Prague's Astronomical Clock, Russia's St. Basil's Cathedral, a Florentine bridge, a Romanian castle, an Indian palace, and many dozens more—alongside fun-to-color details from iconic structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the London Bridge, and the Chrysler Building. The crisp white pages are conducive to a range of applications, and a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable. A dozen imaginative architectural mandala illustrations round out this gorgeous adult coloring book.

Fantastic Coloring Book

Fantastic Coloring

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 1797210203

Fantastic Coloring Excerpt :

Fantastic Coloring features 70 of the best illustrations inspired by the internationally bestselling adult coloring book series that has sold over 500,000 copies. This distinctive collection captures the beauty of the world around us with black-and-white coloring designs by artist Steve McDonald. Including a dozen never-before-seen artwork, and castles, jungles, cityscapes, butterflies, and more, each unique design is in his signature photo-to-illustration style. With detailed illustrations of travel destinations, natural wonders, and everyday scenes, the popular Fantastic series, which includes fan favorites likeFantastic Cities, has delighted and inspired hundreds of thousands of artists and coloring enthusiasts to create beautiful works of art. * In a handy 10 x 10 inch size * Features 12 never-before-seen illustrations * Series has sold over half a million copies worldwide * Great for fans of Millie Marotta, Johanna Basford, and Kerby Rosanes; and for those who lovedSecret Garden, Lost Ocean, Animal Kingdom Color Me Draw Me, andTropical World

Fantastic Cities  Coloring Poster Set Book

Fantastic Cities Coloring Poster Set

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN 10 : 1452155887

Fantastic Cities Coloring Poster Set Excerpt :

Answering the demand for an even more immersive coloring experience, this poster set presents five of artist Steve McDonald's beautifully detailed cityscapes and presents them in an exciting large (and frame-worthy) format—four favorites from the internationally bestselling Fantastic Cities book, and one image that had been exclusive to the coloring calendar.

City Coloring Book Book

City Coloring Book

  • Author : Creative Coloring
  • Publisher : Creative Coloring Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-19
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 1947243624

City Coloring Book Excerpt :

This fantastic cities coloring book features inspiring illustrations from countries around the world including London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Rome. Color the Eiffel Tower, London Bridge, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Vatican, the Empire State Building, the Taj Mahal, city skylines, cathedrals, and more. Contains 40 full-page designs. Printed single side for ease of removal and no bleed through Large 8 1/2 x 11 inch pages Pure white, 50 lb paper

Fantastic Planet Book

Fantastic Planet

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 1452155976

Fantastic Planet Excerpt :

Bestselling author Steve McDonald uses his unique photo-based illustration style to celebrate the fantastic places, flora, and fauna of the natural world around us. Here are inspiring, fun-to-color images of lush jungles, teeming reefs, desert landscapes, fruitful orchards, sun-dappled forests, spectacular waterfalls, majestic trees, tulip fields, animal migrations, and much more. A selection of imaginative natural mandala illustrations rounds out this gorgeous, high-quality adult coloring book, the latest in the bestselling Fantastic series.

Fantastic Cities Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Fantastic Cities

  • Author : Stefan Rabitsch
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2022-01-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496836649

Fantastic Cities Excerpt :

Contributions by Carl Abbott, Jacob Babb, Marleen S. Barr, Michael Fuchs, John Glover, Stephen Joyce, Sarah Lahm, James McAdams, Cynthia J. Miller, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Chris Pak, María Isabel Pérez Ramos, Stefan Rabitsch, J. Jesse Ramírez, A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Andrew Wasserman, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, and Robert Yeates Metropolis, Gotham City, Mega-City One, Panem’s Capitol, the Sprawl, Caprica City—American (and Americanized) urban environments have always been a part of the fantastic imagination. Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror focuses on the American city as a fantastic geography constrained neither by media nor rigid genre boundaries. Fantastic Cities builds on a mix of theoretical and methodological tools that are drawn from criticism of the fantastic, media studies, cultural studies, American studies, and urban studies. Contributors explore cultural media across many platforms such as Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, the Arkham Asylum video games, the 1935 movie serial The Phantom Empire, Kim Stanley Robinson’s fiction, Colson Whitehead’s novel Zone One, the vampire films Only Lovers Left Alive and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Paolo Bacigalupi’s novel The Water Knife, some of Kenny Scharf’s videos, and Samuel Delany’s classic Dhalgren. Together, the contributions in Fantastic Cities demonstrate that the fantastic is able to “real-ize” that which is normally confined to the abstract, metaphorical, and/or subjective. Consequently, both utopian aspirations for and dystopian anxieties about the American city become literalized in the fantastic city.

Fantastic Collections Book

Fantastic Collections

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 1452153248

Fantastic Collections Excerpt :

In this newest coloring book by the author of the internationally bestselling Fantastic Cities (more than 400,000 copies in print), artist Steve McDonald uses his unique photo-based approach to create beautiful and intimately detailed line drawings of amazing collections of objects. Finding inspiration in the unusual (museum collections, antiques, and quirky toys) and the everyday (leaves, butterflies, vintage cameras, store product displays), McDonald creates playful and immersive illustrations that are as lovely as they are fun to color. The quality of the large, crisp white pages are conducive to a range of applications, while a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable. A dozen meditative mandalas created from the drawings round out this gorgeous adult coloring book.

Invisible Cities Book
Score: 4
From 71 Ratings

Invisible Cities

  • Author : Italo Calvino
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2013-08-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544133204

Invisible Cities Excerpt :

Italo Calvino's beloved, intricately crafted novel about an Emperor's travels—a brilliant journey across far-off places and distant memory. “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo—Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear.

Splendid Cities Book

Splendid Cities

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2015-06-09
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0316265810

Splendid Cities Excerpt :

A coloring book that will relax and inspire--all the while transporting you to the world's most wonderful cities. The most splendid cities in the world--some real, others imagined--come alive under your hand. Open this book and let yourself be drawn into a world tour dotted with floating kingdoms in the sky and spooky cities, and taking you from the domes of Moscow to the top of the Eiffel Tower. This journey knows no limits! So take your time, relax, and let your imagination run free! Get out your markers or pens and discover the calming pleasure of coloring. Safe travels!

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

  • Author : Jane Jacobs
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-07-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525432852

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Excerpt :

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

A History of Future Cities Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

A History of Future Cities

  • Author : Daniel Brook
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-02-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393089240

A History of Future Cities Excerpt :

One of The Washington Post's "Favorite Books of 2013" A pioneering exploration of four cities where East meets West and past becomes future: St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai. Every month, five million people move from the past to the future. Pouring into developing-world “instant cities” like Dubai and Shenzhen, these urban newcomers confront a modern world cobbled together from fragments of a West they have never seen. Do these fantastical boomtowns, where blueprints spring to life overnight on virgin land, represent the dawning of a brave new world? Or is their vaunted newness a mirage? In a captivating blend of history and reportage, Daniel Brook travels to a series of major metropolitan hubs that were once themselves instant cities— St. Petersburg, Shanghai, and Mumbai—to watch their “dress rehearsals for the twenty-first century.” Understanding today’s emerging global order, he argues, requires comprehending the West’s profound and conflicted influence on developing-world cities over the centuries. In 1703, Tsar Peter the Great personally oversaw the construction of a new Russian capital, a “window on the West” carefully modeled on Amsterdam, that he believed would wrench Russia into the modern world. In the nineteenth century, Shanghai became the fastest-growing city on earth as it mushroomed into an English-speaking, Western-looking metropolis that just happened to be in the Far East. Meanwhile, Bombay, the cosmopolitan hub of the British Raj, morphed into a tropical London at the hands of its pith-helmeted imperialists. Juxtaposing the stories of the architects and authoritarians, the artists and revolutionaries who seized the reins to transform each of these precociously modern places into avatars of the global future, Brook demonstrates that the drive for modernization was initially conflated with wholesale Westernization. He shows, too, the ambiguous legacy of that emulation—the birth (and rebirth) of Chinese capitalism in

Keeper of the Lost Cities Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

Keeper of the Lost Cities

  • Author : Shannon Messenger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442445949

Keeper of the Lost Cities Excerpt :

At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.

What Makes a Great City Book

What Makes a Great City

  • Author : Alexander Garvin
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-08
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610917582

What Makes a Great City Excerpt :

One of Planetizen's Top Planning Books for 2017 - San Francisco Chronicle's 2016 Holiday Books Gift Guide Pick What makes a great city? City planner and architect Alexander Garvin set out to answer this question by observing cities, largely in North America and Europe, with special attention to Paris, London, New York, and Vienna. For Garvin, greatness is about what people who shape cities can do to make a city great. A great city is a dynamic, constantly changing place that residents and their leaders can reshape to satisfy their demands. Most importantly, it is about the interplay between people and public realm, and how they have interacted throughout history to create great cities. What Makes a Great City will help readers understand that any city can be changed for the better and inspire entrepreneurs, public officials, and city residents to do it themselves.

Romantic Country  The Third Tale Book

Romantic Country The Third Tale

  • Author : Eriy
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1250133831

Romantic Country The Third Tale Excerpt :

Cheerful rural villages, forests, lakeside scenery, and magical people await you and your colored pencils in this follow-up to Romantic Country: A Fantasy Coloring Book and Romantic Country: The Second Tale by Japanese illustrator Eriy, who uses an ink-dipped toothpick to draw each intricate design. Inside are pages and pages of provincial delights for you to bring to life through coloring: magical forests filled with fairies, delightful town squares bustling with people, whimsical village scenes, charming castles with towers-and so much more, sure to delight people of all ages. Romantic Country: The Third Tale will whisk you away to a black-and-white fantasy land that you can bring to colorful life.

The City that Never was Book

The City that Never was

  • Author : Rebecca Read Shanor
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014622461

The City that Never was Excerpt :

The subtitle reads: "Two hundred years of fantastic and fascinating plans that might have changed the face of New York City." The book is, indeed, a compelling collection of drawings, sketches, maps of the developments proposed over the last three centuries, the whole described in detailed text. A book of charm and high scholarship. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR