Author: Sam Fine, Julia Chance
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
A makeup artist for top Black models, singers, and actresses shares his beauty secrets and outlines the fundamentals of makeup in a guide for Black women.
Author: Sam Fine
Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
A makeup artist whose clients include Veronica Webb and Vanessa Williams shares beauty secrets and tips in this unique illustrated celebration of black allure. Reprint.
Author: Bruce Hale
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
An adaptation of the traditional tale, featuring a sleeping, snoring princess who is rescued by a prince after being cursed by a bad fairy.
Victoria Bath & Beauty
Author: Leslie George
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Offers suggestions for creating a spa sanctuary in one's bathroom, including decorating advice, bathing accessories, bath preparations, and grooming tips
"Fine Art of Bondage" is a photography project about beautiful and creative tied girls. A combination of the western and the japanese (shibari / kinbaku) bondage style with international models. Collection "Beauty of Rope" is about tied non-nudes (chair bondage, portraits, harnesses, hard tied girls, costumes, .). Rod Meier Photography, Ulm/German
At the turn of the twentieth century book design was more than a craft. It was a labour of love at the forefront of art. Readers accustomed to today's more utilitarian book covers will find breathtaking images here - gold leaf patterns intricate enough t
In "The Fine Art of Looking Younger", one of New York's most successful and innovative cosmetic surgeons, illustrates why a super specialist's skill delivers the best, most satisfying, aesthetically pleasing results across a wide cross section of patients, both male and female. As one of only 500 super specialists worldwide in the oculofacial specialty, Dr. Prasad is able to effectively and flexibly work within the confines of unusually exacting, highly refined techniques -- many of which he personally developed. His surgeon's artistic eye and keen ability offer patients the luxury of truly beautiful results that are completely natural, safe, less invasive, with long lasting rejuvenation . He offers lively descriptive chapters on the brow area, eyes, mid face and neck regions, and more, to help readers appreciate a variety of surgical and non-surgical options, all explained in an informative and easy-to-understand narration. Dr. Prasad demystifies the complexity of lasers, explains advantages of the trichophytic closure, illustrates how fillers are best used and why generic, one-size-fits-all- facelifts marketed through TV infomercials do a serious disservice to patients.
Beauty and the Book
Author: Megan Benton
Publisher: Yale University Press
After World War I, the US was flooded with newspapers, magazines, radio stations and movies. Many feared serious books would disappear altogether. The concern caused a boom in fine editions, valued for beauty, craftsmanship or rarity, rather than content, and this is their story.
A FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SMITHSONIAN, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features each evolves. But can adaptation by natural selection really account for everything we see in nature? Yale University ornithologist Richard Prum—reviving Darwin's own views—thinks not. Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: Club-winged Manakins who sing with their wings, Great Argus Pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3D spheres, Red-capped Manakins who moonwalk. In thirty years of fieldwork, Prum has seen numerous display traits that seem disconnected from, if not outright contrary to, selection for individual survival. To explain this, he dusts off Darwin's long-neglected theory of sexual selection in which the act of choosing a mate for purely aesthetic reasons—for the mere pleasure of it—is an independent engine of evolutionary change. Mate choice can drive ornamental traits from the constraints of adaptive evolution, allowing them to grow ever more elaborate. It also sets the stakes for sexual conflict, in which the sexual autonomy of the female evolves in response to male sexual control. Most crucially, this framework provides important insights into the evolution of human sexuality, particularly the ways in which female preferences have changed male bodies, and even maleness itself, through evolutionary time. The Evolution of Beauty presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Beauty fulfils human existence. As it registers in our aesthetic experience, beauty enhances nature’s enchantment around us and our inward experience lifting our soul toward moral elevation. Carried by creative imagination (Imaginatio Creatrix), beauty participates in the moulding of the forms of the intellective constitution of the mind in tandem with praxis and seeks deeper enigmas of the real in the labyrinth of the cosmos. Yet with the evolution of human development and in technological inventions, beauty, while suffusing all modalities of experience, seems to undergo transformations and expansion. Are there perduring norms and modalities of beauty or are we carried along blindly by human development? Is there a measure intrinsic to our human ontopoietic unfolding and the growth of human life that we may follow instead of the whim of fancy and excess? The present collection of art-explorations seeks the elemental ties of Human Condition. Together, the authors aim to answer the questions posed above. Papers by: Brian Grassom, Lawrence Kimmel, Gabriel Hindin, John Baldachino, Piero Trupia, Maria Golaszewska, Mariola Sulkowska, Valerie Reed, Max Statkiewicz, Victor Gerald Rivas, Robert D. Sweeney, Raymond J. Wilson III, Tsung-I Dow, Vladimir Marchenkov, Maciej Kaluza, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Diane G. Scillia, Bruce Ross, James Werner, Elena Stylianou, Arthur Piper, Christopher Wallace, Matti Itkonen, Munir Beken, Andrew J. Svedlow.
Author: Clyde Butcher
Publisher: University Press of Florida
The United Nations declared the year 2002 as "The Year of the Mountains" and encouraged countries all over the world to have environmental conferences regarding the conservation of mountains. The Conference for the Caribbean and the Americas was held in Cuba, and Clyde Butcher was invited to photograph the mountains of Cuba for the conference. He spent three weeks photographing from the Sierra Maestra of the east coast to the mogote region of the west coast--rain forests, waterfalls, and cliffs that drop off into a perfect ocean. The beauty and majesty of Cuba's natural landscape are captured in his intimate compositions, their focus on shape and light, the horizon and the sky.
The Atlas of Beauty
Author: Mihaela Noroc
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Based on the author's online photography project, this stunning collection features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories. Since 2013 photographer Mihaela Noroc has traveled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity of beauty all around us. The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs celebrating women from all corners of the world, revealing that beauty is everywhere, and that it comes in many different sizes and colors. Noroc's colorful and moving portraits feature women in their local communities, ranging from the Amazon rainforest to London city streets, and from markets in India to parks in Harlem, visually juxtaposing the varied physical and social worlds these women inhabit. Packaged as a gift-worthy, hardcover book, The Atlas of Beauty presents a fresh perspective on the global lives of women today.
An Object of Beauty
Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
Truth and Beauty
Author: Melissa E. Buron
This dazzling book examines the inspiration behind the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and offers comparisons between the radical 19th-century artists and the masterworks they revered. Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre-Raphaelites embraced the natural world and bright colors--as opposed to the dark palettes and amorphous lines that emerged in the wake of the Renaissance. Their mission was to be fundamentally modern by emulating the past. Now readers can appreciate their achievements in this volume that offers side-by-side comparisons of 19th-century masterpieces with the 15th- and 16th-century Early Italian and Early Netherlandish paintings that inspired them. Exquisite reproductions of works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, van Eyck, Botticelli, Titian, Veronese, and Raphael are presented alongside examples by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and others. The book traces the evolution of the Pre-Raphaelites, and details how these painters were exposed to the early masters as they traveled and encountered the finest European collections. The volume also features decorative arts, including stained glass and tapestries in emulation of Flemish and French textiles as well as "medievalized" ecclesiastic decorations. The result is an illuminating examination that delves into the Pre-Raphaelites' aesthetic vocabulary and broadens our understanding of their motives and inspiration. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco