Methods of the Masters; methods that have been time tested and proven, that you can begin using immediately, and masterful women who so generously share, and effectively teach these methods to you through their skillful use of their own unique stories. Each woman...each a master of her own craft, will guide you on a journey that will impact you on many different levels simultaneously. You'll learn consciously, and know what you are learning as you learn it; you'll also learn unconsciously, and enjoy discovering later, how you've been using what you learned unconsciously, to make your contribution to the world around you.
Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters
Sir Charles Eastlake, a former president of the British Royal Academy and director of the National Gallery, was one of the world's foremost experts on the techniques of painting. A painter of considerable renown himself, he devoted years to traveling throughout England and Europe, where he searched through museums, monasteries, universities, and libraries, gradually amassing a collection of rare manuscripts from which he was able to reconstruct the technical secrets of the great painters of the past. In this comprehensive treasury (two volumes bound as one), Eastlake presents the results of his researches. He offers detailed discussions of Greek and Roman art methods, medieval techniques, tempera painting, the revolutionary use of oil paints by Hubert van Eyck, Flemish methods of preparing colors, and the methods of Reynolds and other 18th-century British masters. The second volume focuses on the technical secrets of members of various Italian schools, including such masters as Leonardo, Raphael, Perugino, Correggio, Andrea del Sarto, and many others. Rounding off the book are more than 100 pages of professional essays covering a wide range of subjects—from "Life in Inanimate Things" and "Neutral Tints in White and Other Draperies" to "Venetian Process" and "How to Compose and Paint a Single Head." Students, painters, art historians, and any lover of fine art will find Eastlake's work invaluable, both for its source material and its painstaking coverage of the technical evolution of painting. Dover (2001) unabridged republication in one volume of the work originally published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans in two volumes in 1847 as Materials for a History of Oil Painting.
Distilling the martial art known in the West as kung fu, Robert Smith presents Chinese boxing (ch’uan shu) as an art “that combines the hardness of a wall and the softness of a butterfly’s wings.” His lively, pragmatic account conveys the discipline and insights acquired in ten years of study and travel in Asia. Smith describes his work with t’ai chi master Cheng Man-ch’ing, and connects ch’uan shu with the softer aspects and inner power of that popular practice. Fifty black and white photos illustrate this informative and personal account of the Chinese boxing tradition.
A combination instruction book and biography, examining techniques from such golfing superstars as Harry Vardon, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, and Bobby Locke.
Innovations in the Teaching of Quantitative Methods in Masters Programs for Public Service
This book is designed specifically for Master’s degree and PhD students working on developing their thesis. It is a practical book designed to guide students from the initial stages of research proposal preparation to final stages of thesis report writing. It further gives proper guidance on how to approach the thesis defense and how one can go further in publication of articles in peer reviewed journals or turning the thesis to a book.