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VENTRILOQUISM MAGIC WITH YOUR VOICE
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By George Schindler,Ed Tricomi
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One of the world's most famous magicomedians and ventriloquists discusses every aspect of his art and reveals tricks of the trade. George Schindler, the Dean of the Society of American Magicians, has kept audiences spellbound for more than forty years. In this guide for beginners and experienced ventriloquists alike, he defines the art and offers practical advice as well as inspiration. Starting with basic "vent" techniques, Schindler discusses the cultivation of a variety of voices and explains how to make puppets appear lifelike. He also presents helpful suggestions for putting an act together, developing comedy material and scripts, and even handling bookings and publicity. Thirty-eight figures and photos illustrate basic and advanced techniques in addition to puppets and their movements.
AuthorGeorge Schindler,Ed Tricomi BindingPaperback
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By Caroline Crabtree,Pam Stallebrass
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An illustrated, comprehensive reference work and guide to beadwork from all corners of the globe - from Greenland to Japan, and from the Zulu and Swazi in South Africa to the Eskimo-Aleuts people of the Arctic. An introduction to beadwork is followed by a survey of bead manufacturing centres in Europe (Venice, Amsterdam, Czech Republic, Lyons) and Asia (India, Taiwan, Japan). Then there are four sections on beadwork made in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Oceania and the Arabian Gulf, and Europe. Each has an introduction, with a map showing trade routes, and then sections divided geographically, from East Africa to Greenland. The fifth section is on construction and technical terms, with specially-taken photographs of items made using these techniques. This is followed by an illustrated discussion about collecting and conserving beadwork, and a list of museums.
AuthorCaroline Crabtree,Pam Stallebrass BindingHardcover
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By Mary Maguire
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'The Bead Maker' shows you everything you need to know to create beautiful handmade bead jewellery. All the techniques are covered, including use of self-hardening clay, polymer clay, paper, felt, and foil, as well as covering embellishing techniques for polystyrene and wooden formers. The second section applies these techniques to specific `recipes,' each one illustrated with photographs of the finished product. In a final section Mary Maguire offers advice and techniques on making jewellery from your finished beads. 'The Bead Maker' shows you everything you need to know to create beautiful handmade bead jewellery. All the techniques are covered, including use of self-hardening clay, polymer clay, paper, felt, and foil, as well as covering embellishing techniques for polystyrene and wooden formers. The second section applies these techniques to specific `recipes,' each one illustrated with photographs of the finished product. In a final section Mary Maguire offers advice and techniques on making jewellery from your finished beads  
AuthorMary Maguire BindingPaperback
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By Alan Weller
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Specially created for use with Photoshop and Corel Photo Paint, this software suite demystifies the creative process, offering designers, crafters, and scrapbookers powerful tools for customizing their designs. With these easy-to-use devices, professionals and amateurs alike can construct rich, textured compositions. Includes 123 Butterfly Brushes and 40 Butterfly Custom Shapes, for use with Adobe Photoshop (versions CS-CS4) and Photoshop Elements. Also included: 21 special Texture Brushes and 20 Photoshop Styles created from Dover's extensive library of royalty-free clip art. The enclosed CD-ROM features a robust selection of design tools:  • Brushes: it's easy to create photographic and painterly effects as well as "rubber stamps" • Shapes: a quick way to added customizable vector shapes to your Photoshop compositions • Styles: ready-to-use shadows, glows, bevels,color overlays, and other effects for the shapes and brushes included The Book includes: • Index of all custom brushes and shapes • Instructions for loading and use  • Gallery of designs
AuthorAlan Weller
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By Meera Ali
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Mughal emperors governed their vast empire with the help of nawabs - a title they bestowed on semi-autonomous Muslim rulers of princely India. Over a period of time these nawabs became powerful rulers in their own right and created a distinct culture of their own - with food being one of its most everlasting legacies. Heavily influenced by Mughal staples and technique of cookery, the nawabs refined their cuisine by adopting local flavors - from the refined palates that dominate the table at Rampur and Avadh to the incredible array of delicacies from the kitchens of Bahawalpur and Khairpur, now in Pakistan. For the first time, Dining with the Nawabs allows you a rare opportunity to visit the tables and palaces of these families, to know more about their lifestyles and their love affair with gourmet cuisine. This special edition also comes with a Kitchen copy with some of their most beloved family recipes that you can recreate in your own homes.
AuthorMeera Ali BindingPaperback