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Figures Of Fantasy

Author : Susanna Paasonen
ISBN : 0820476072
Genre : Social Science
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Figures of Fantasy explores the popularization of the idea of the Internet as a «cyberspace» and considers the implications this has for discussions of gender and identity. The book analyzes the standard figures used to conceptualize and explain technology and gender, and traces the ways in which these concepts have served to create the figure of the Internet as a cyberspace - a manner of thinking that has come to dominate Internet research internationally, making visible its historicity, limitations, and implications. Figures of Fantasy offers an innovative theoretical approach to Internet research, and provides a highly original, systematic critique of the canonical works in the field.
Category: Social Science

Fragonard And The Fantasy Figure

Author : Melissa Percival
ISBN : 9781351566803
Genre : Art
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A fresh interpretation of the group of Fragonard?s paintings known as the ?figures de fantaisie?, Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination reconnects the fantasy figures with neglected visual traditions in European art and firmly situates them within the cultural and aesthetic contexts of eighteenth-century France. Prior scholarship has focused on the paintings? connections with portraiture, whereas this study relocates them within a tradition of fantasy figures, where resemblance was ignored or downplayed. The book defines Fragonard as a painter of the imagination and foregrounds the imaginary at a time when Enlightenment rationalism and Classical aesthetics contrived to delimit the imagination. The book unravels scholarly writing on these Fragonard paintings and examines the history of the fantasy figure from early modern Europe to eighteenth-century France. Emerging from this background is a view of Fragonard turning away from the academically sanctioned ?invention?, towards more playful variants of the imaginary: fantasy and caprice. Melissa Percival demonstrates how fantasy figures engage both artists and viewers, allowing artists to unleash their imagination through displays of virtuosity and viewers to use their imagination to explore the paintings? unusual juxtapositions and humour.
Category: Art

Figure Fantasy

Author : Daniel Picard
ISBN : 1608875512
Genre : Humor
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See your favorite pop culture icons like never before in this collection of humorous photographs featuring Sideshow figures. Join celebrated photographer Daniel Picard as he explores what his favorite pop culture heroes and villains are up to when they’re not caught up in the battle between good and evil. This unique collection of meticulously composed images showcases a variety of comic book and movie icons in realistic and often hilarious everyday settings. Using fan-favorite figures from Sideshow Collectibles, Picard gives these classic characters a fresh twist, presenting them in perfectly arranged, to-scale environments that create believable scenes and tongue-in-cheek parodies. Among the gallery of memorable images are photographs of a Stormtrooper with a desk job, the Joker shopping for a Batman Halloween costume, and Harley Quinn taking a selfie. Featuring a foreword by Simon Pegg, an afterword by Kevin Smith, and an introduction from Daniel Picard detailing his one-of-a-kind take on pop culture parody, Figure Fantasy is a true treasure for fans, collectors, and photographers alike.
Category: Humor

How To Draw Dark Fantasy Art

Author : Steve Beaumont
ISBN : 9781499466690
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book is perfect for any young person interested in drawing all types of fantasy heroes and villains. Following the step-by-step instructions, artists of all skill levels can tackle even the most advanced drawing projects to make graphic-novel-worthy characters. Insider tips help readers along the way and are like having an art instructor right there with them. With dark epic fantasies such as Game of Thrones all the rage, this book will be a surefire hit with legions of fans.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Modelling And Painting Fantasy Figures

Author : Paul Stanley
ISBN : 9781785004964
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A wide array of fantasy miniatures is available to wargamers and modellers, manufactured from an increasing number of different materials each with their own unique modelling challenges. From the multipart hard plastic 28mm miniature to the metal and resin models common in all other scales, this book provides wargamers with a wealth of information to achieve the best results. It discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures; demonstrates a variety of modelling and painting techniques at different scales; provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures; explains dry brushing techniques, the three colour method, multilayering and shading with washes and, finally, it considers basic techniques and maintaining the compatibility of miniatures between different gaming systems. Whether modelling single figures, a handful of warriors for a warband or tackling a huge army for a mass battle game, there is something for every fantasy figure modeller, collector or gamer. Discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures. Demonstrates a variety of modelling and painting techniques at different scales. Provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures Lavishly illustrated with 274 colour photographs.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

A Necessary Fantasy

Author : Dudley Jones
ISBN : 0815318448
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fantasy Cartooning

Author : Ben Caldwell
ISBN : 1402741944
Genre : Art
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The author of Action! Cartooning moves on to fantasy cartooning, presenting all the techniques necessary to create monsters, heroes, and magical kingdoms. Original.
Category: Art

How To Draw Fantasy Art

Author : Steve Beaumont
ISBN : 9781782128878
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Based on the popular class taught by professional artist Steve Beaumont, this book presents actual class tutorials as step-by-step exercises, combined with insider tips used by professionals. Projects are broken down into easy-to-follow steps so that artists can follow precise techniques and achieve impressive results. Taking the human form as its central theme, the book looks at some wild and magnificent figures such as angels, vampires, warriors and other mythological characters. Filled with stunning colour images, the author guides readers through the basic stages of drawing anatomy and figure drawing, before progressing on to designing fantasy art creations.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Fantasy Pieces

Author : Harald Krebs
ISBN : 9780195116236
Genre : Music
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Krebs presents a theory of metrical conflict and applies it to the music of Schumann, thereby placing the composer's distinctive metrical style in full focus. He describes the various categories of metrical conflict that characterize Schumann's work, investigates how states of conflict are introduced and then manipulated and resolved in the compositions, and studies the interaction of such metrical conflict with form, pitch structure, and text.
Category: Music

The Fantasy Figure Artist S Reference File

Author : Peter Evans
ISBN : 0764179616
Genre : Art
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(back cover) From beautiful and graceful elven queens to disfigured and bloodthirsty goblins, here is all the live reference material you'll need to give your fantasy art the edge in a competitive market. Over 600 detailed color photographs serve as references for drawing every kind of fantasy figure, all in appropriate costumes, plus many in detailed action sequences Packed with poses from unusual angles and perspectives, close-ups of facial expressions, and difficult details such as hands and accessories Features tips on creating dramatic lighting effects, interesting compositions, and realistic expressions with a step-by-step demonstration of a finished painting based on models from the book The bonus CD-ROM allows illustrators to work directly from all photographs without need to scan them Peter Evans has been a costume designer and prop maker in the fantasy industry for over 20 years. He has written for fantasy magazines and comics and his work can be seen in many films " (Willow, The Princess Bride) "television shows, and theater productions. Peter lives and works in London. Glenn Fabry is legendary in the fantasy art world for his amazing paintings. He is the author of the best-selling " Anatomy for Fantasy Artists, " published in North America by Barron's.
Category: Art

Five Shades Of Fantasy

Author : W.J. May
Genre : Fiction
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5 thrilling full length fantasy/romance novels in one volume - 5 sexy heroes 5 strong heroines All for FREE! 5 bestselling novels by 5 bestselling authors with a bonus excerpt bring you Five Shades of Fantasy. This is five complete novels from some of today's most exciting authors. Each shade is a different genre of the fantasy and romance you love the most. A star-studded anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first books from five different fantasy series by your favorite female authors. Shade 1 - YA Paranormal Fantasy Blurb: What if you fall in love with the one person you are destined to kill? Ignite by bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis. Shade 2 - YA Paranormal Romance Blurb: lurks in the dead of night... Blur by bestselling author Kristen Middleton (who hit #4 as a ranked author in horror). Shade 3 – YA Fantasy with Paranormal Powers Blurb: The sins of the father are the sins of the son, or in this case the daughter. Rae of Hope by bestselling author WJ May Shade 4 - New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance Blurb: Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Nothing could stop her from changing. Element by bestselling author CM Doporto Shade 5 – Paranormal romance and fantasy adventure. Blurb: Mistaken identity comes along with dangerous consequences; and slipping on an ancient, ruby wedding ring comes with an even higher price. Eternal Vows by bestselling author Chrissy Peebles of more than ten novels including the popular series The Zombie Chronicles Keywords: Free, Freebie, Vampire, Werewolf, Sexy Alpha, Free fantasy, Free Paranormal, Witch, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Series Bonus excerpt Prequel from Mande Matthews
Category: Fiction

The Darkbow Collection Six Epic Fantasy Novels

Author : Ty Johnston
Genre : Fiction
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This specially-priced set collects the first six novels in the Kron Darkbow series of The Ursian Chronicles. CITY OF ROGUES: Book I of The Kobalos Trilogy Kron Darkbow seeks vengeance, and he plans to have it no matter the costs. Returning to the city of his birth after 15 years, he hunts down the wizard responsible for the deaths of those he loved only to find out another was responsible for the murders. That other is Belgad the Liar, a former barbarian chieftain who is now boss of the city's underworld. ROAD TO WRATH: Book II of The Kobalos Trilogy Kron Darkbow has fled the city of Bond, along with healer mage Randall Tendbones and professional duelist Adara Corvus. Everywhere they turn are enemies. Even the goal of their travels offers no peace, for the group rides to the land of Kobalos where Randall must face that nation’s Lord Verkain, the alleged Dark King of the North. DARK KING OF THE NORTH: Book III of The Kobalos Trilogy Kron Darkbow and companions have survived the mean streets of the city of Bond and the dangers of the Prison Lands, but now they dare to journey into Kobalos, a dark northern land ruled by King Verkain, a powerful mage rumored to be immortal and mad. Always on their trail is underworld crime boss Belgad the Liar and his crew of deadly killers. Not only does Belgad seek vengeance against Kron, but he also wants to capture Kron's friend, the healer Randall Tendbones, the last of Verkain's children whom the king wants dead. It is in Kobalos, in the darkest of hours, alone with enemies all around, Darkbow becomes the last hope for all. But to defeat his foes, first he must learn to defeat his own rage. GHOSTS OF THE ASYLUM: Book I of The Horrors of Bond Trilogy The streets of the city of Bond boil with discontent. Political struggles within a power vacuum bring dreams of dominance to some among the lower levels of the city’s underbelly. Common thugs and guild bosses alike conspire together, their goal to eliminate the figure of Kron Darkbow. Permanently. Kron has become a symbol on the streets, and his removal would not only clear the way for others, but also would be a sign of who has the real power in Bond. Amidst the chaos, buildings burn, riots go nearly unchecked, and even the city guard find themselves forced to retreat. DEMON CHAINS: Book II of The Horrors of Bond Trilogy A sick murderer stalks the streets of the city of Bond. The killer leaves behind tortured and twisted bodies sliced and ripped apart, often after the most horrible of violations. It falls upon Kron Darkbow to hunt this killer preying upon the weak and the strong alike, but he soon realizes there is more than one culprit involved in these horrible crimes. A dark mage and his demon partner are at fault, and with each death they grow more and more powerful. THE COMPANY OF SEVEN: Book III of The Horrors of Bond Trilogy An undead mage thousands of years old slinks through the city of Bond. Rising up from beneath the soil, he soon finds himself allied with escaped fugitives from the Prisonlands, a former knight, a pair of assassins and the chief of thieves. Each has their own wants, their own goals, but the wizard's are the most deadly to the citizens of Bond, and he refuses to be denied his destiny. Spotting healer and wizard Randall Tendbones as a threat, a plan is soon hatched to remove him permenantly, but swordsman Kron Darkbow might have something to say about that. But Tendbones is only the beginning, for the murder of thousands is in the works, and unless Kron can put a stop to the terrors stalking Bond, the devastation will reach across all levels of the city and beyond. epic, fantasy, sale, deal, trilogy, swords, sorcery, magic, heroic, dark
Category: Fiction

Dirt Road Fantasy

Author : Sue Langford
ISBN : 9781468955880
Genre : Fiction
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When Savannah Davies decided to move herself and her friend Emma to Nashville, she was determined to be one of Nashville's top songwriters. One night of karaoke at her work changed everything. She was spotted by artists and record labels and ended up on one of the hottest tours around. Nothing could stand in her way. Her private life put on hold, she concentrated on soaking up all the inspiration that tour would give until a bad boy country singer changed it all. Brad Green, the hot bad boy country star, spotted her that first night. She sang like she'd seen the worst and survived it all. He may have been single, but if he had his way, it wouldn't be for long. He had his eyes set on Savannah and wasn't taking no for an answer. His idea: Get her on the back of his bike and drive her off into the sunset. The question was, would she even say yes? The bad boy had everyone watching as he rode her off into a Dirt Road Fantasy.
Category: Fiction

Modern Classics Of Fantasy

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781466884489
Genre : Fiction
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While humanity has been telling fantastic stories for millennia, fantasy fiction has only come into its own as a genre in the latter half of the twentieth century, as the works of such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard have found a wide audience. This wonderful collection celebrates fantasy's heyday with 33 masterpieces of short fiction, ranging from 1940s stories by L. Sprague de Camp, H.L.Gold, Fritz Leiber, and Manly Wade Wellman to more recent tales by such towering modern talents as Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, James P. Blaylock Suzy McKee Charnas, John Crowley, Tanith Lee, Michael Swanwick, Judith Tarr, Howard Waldrop, Jane Yolen, and Roger Zelazny. Just as Gardner Dozois's Modern Classics of Science Fiction has helped longtime fans and new readers alike discover the genre's finest short stories, so too shall this anthology allow readers to find in one volume more than two dozen masterworks of fantasy.
Category: Fiction

Modernism And Market Fantasy

Author : C. Mickalites
ISBN : 9780230391536
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examining work from Ford and Conrad's pre-war impressionism through Rhys's fiction of the late 1930s, the author shows how modernist innovation engages with transformations in early twentieth-century capitalism and tracks the ways in which modernist fiction reconfigures capitalist mythologies along the fault lines of their internal contradictions.
Category: Literary Criticism

Liverpool Fantasy

Author : Larry Kirwan
ISBN : 9780989497169
Genre : Fiction
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It's 1987, and The Beatles are gathering in Liverpool for a reunion. It's been 25 years since John Lennon walked out during the recording of Please Please Me taking George & Ringo with him. Paul McCartney has since become the famous Vegas crooner, Paul Montana, and is returning home to a changed political environment for the first time since 1962. Liverpool Fantasy examines the hazards of friendship, life as a rock 'n roll musician, and what a world without the Beatles looks like.
Category: Fiction

Flight Of Fantasy

Author : Neil H. Donahue
ISBN : 1571810021
Genre : History
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After the end of Nazi era, many German writers claimed to have retreated into "Inner Emigration". This book presents the complexity of Inner Emigration through the analysis of individual cases of writers who, under constant pressure from a watchful dictatorship to conform and to collaborate, were caught between conscience and compromise.
Category: History