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Model Michael Phelps by Michael Taggart Photography

Michael Taggart is a photographer and artist who has developed a unique style of combining studio models and PhotoShop fantasy worlds.

This blending of of man and digital art allows the images to tell stories, evoke emotions and memories and allows the reader to slip into a vivid and fantastical world.

"Models" follows his work with the model, Michael Phelps, and includes several alternate crops of the best pictures, before and after examples, as well as shots directly from the studio.

Michael Taggart also gives his thoughts on the photo shoot with his models and comments on his artwork.

The Harbours of England (the Complete Works of John Ruskin - Volume 13)

John Ruskin first came to widespread attention for his support for the work of J. M. W. Turner and his defence of naturalism in art. Later he was the executor of Turner's will. The present volume collects Ruskin's essay on Turner's paintings of English Harbours and Ruskins commentary on numerous other works of Turner.

Mosaic Tile Creations

Mosaic tiles are what most people think go only in kitchens or bathrooms. This book will go beyond those places. Mosaic tile can also be a great work of art. This book shows you how to create mosaic pieces.

Fractal Flames Pink

Over a hundred Valentine colors all ready to share with your loved ones to celebrate your love, your companionship, you friendship, your intimacy that only the color of love can bring. Every shade of pink imaginable and then some.

Ten Thousand Spirals

For the past two years I've helped Steve Young research and write his life story for his family. I asked him if I could post an excerpt. This is from a chapter called, "Ten Thousand Spirals." -Jeff Benedict

The Best Portraits in Engraving

Creatures of the Pine Barrens

Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?: A Pre-release Sample Chapter from The Walking Dead and Philosophy: v. 1

In Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?, British Columbia-based philosopher Gordon Hawkes compares the zombies of The Walking Dead with the zombies philosophers argue about. Debate about whether zombies could possibly exist has been a hot topic in philosophy of mind over the last thirty years, though as Hawkes points out, these are not quite the same as the walkers in Robert Kirkman's epic tale. Philosophical zombies, or P-zombies for short, are beings who look and behave exactly like humans but have no inner mental life?no consciousness. Philosophers have lined up on both sides of this disputed proposition, and no agreement is yet in sight. A related question is how much consciousness is possessed by the walkers of The Walking Dead, and whether these shambling walkers are entitled to any moral consideration. Hawkes's piece is one of twenty chapters in The Walking Dead and Philosophy, edited by Wayne Yuen, in which philosophers draw fascinating and disturbing conclusions from The Walking Dead comics and TV show. The Walking Dead and Philosophy explores not only the nature of zombies, but the nature of human society as revealed by the impact of a zombie apocalypse.

Amazing Art around the World: Photo book of art in variety images for relaxation and children ebook learning (nature 4)

74 images for the variety of art images that you may enjoy.

Also suitable for children learning and education.

Life and nature that you will never miss.

Have fun with full-size images and full color.