This sketchbook tool is an introduction to the practice of Attentive Drawing, a brain management technique that you can do anywhere. It trains you to improve focus and access your creative insight. Attentive Drawing is a movement meditation done by repeatedly following along the lines of the included artistic line designs with any pen or pencil. It is a fun concentration practice that not only improves your ability to focus, it occupies part of your brain providing a pathway for creative ideas to emerge from your subconscious mind. Some benefits take a little practice but immediate ones include: -More efficient transitioning between tasks -Letting go of mental blocks or interfering thoughts -Releasing stress There are 49 pages of designs, each with a companion page to immediately record your thoughts, insights, notes and sketches that emerge from your creative unconscious. The books quickly become treasured idea journals that you revisit time and again. Everyone develops their own way of using Attentive Drawing. Find out how it works for you.
Confabulation is a drawing together through storytelling. Fundamental to our perception, memory, and thought is the way we join fractured experiences to construct a narrative. Confabulations: Storytelling in Architecture weaves together poetic ideas, objects, and events and returns you to everyday experiences of life through juxtapositions with dreams, fantasies, and hypotheticals. It follows the intellectual and creative framework of architectural cosmopoesis developed and practiced by the distinguished thinker, architect, and professor Dr. Marco Frascari, who thought deeply about the role of storytelling in architecture. Bringing together a collection of 24 essays from a diverse and respected group of scholars, this book presents the convergence of architecture and storytelling across a broad temporal, geographic, and cultural range. Beginning with an introduction framing the topic, the book is organized along a continuous thread structured around four key areas: architecture of stories, stories of architecture, stories of theory and practice of stories. Beautifully illustrated throughout and including a 64-page full colour section, Confabulations is an insightful investigation into architectural narratives.
Featured here are tutorials by, and interviews with, the top artists in the comics industry: Erik Larsen (savage penciling), Dick Giordano (inking techniques), Bret Belvins (drawing the figure in action, and figure composition), Kevin Nowlan (penciling and inking), Mike Manley (how-to demo on web comics), Dave Cooper (digital coloring tutorial) and more! Learn from the pros as each artist presents their work step-by-step, conveying valuable tricks and tips along the way as it evolves to finished form. It's a must-have for both beginning and experienced artists, as editor Mike Manley assembles this unprecedented wealth of information, including over 25 new pages of never-before published material!
Heraclitus is the first English translation of Volume 55 of Martin Heidegger's Gesamtausgabe. This important volume consists of two lecture courses given by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg over the Summers of 1943 and 1944 on the thought of Heraclitus. These lectures shed important light on Heidegger's understanding of Greek thinking, as well as his understanding of Germany, the history of philosophy, the Western world, and their shared destinies.