Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice is a two-part book on gum bichromate written by the medium's leading expert, Christina Z. Anderson. Section One provides a step-by-step description of the gum printing process. From setting up the "dimroom" (no darkroom required!) to evaluating finished prints, it walks the reader through everything that is needed to establish a firm gum practice with the simplest of setups at home. Section Two showcases contemporary artists' works, illustrating the myriad ways gum is conceptualized and practiced today. The works in these pages range from monochrome to colorful and from subtle to bold, representing a variety of genres, including still lifes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urbanscapes and more. Featuring over 80 artists and 400 full-color images, Gum Printing is the most complete overview of this dynamic and expressive medium that has yet appeared in print.
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Celebrate the beauty of nature with these thirty-one sophisticated floral designs to colour. Each full-page illustration is printed on a black background, creating eye-popping, dramatic images of enchanting flowers. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colourists, Midnight Garden and other Creative Haven® adult colouring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
Many people believe that it is possible to rehabilitate criminals. When we look more closely at this concept, what are we implying? Rehabilitation is defined as restoration to a former state of adequate or appropriate functioning. But many criminals were never properly behaving citizens, which means there is no barometer of appropriate behavior to go back to. What is usually meant by the term "rehabilitation" is reform: changing a bad or improperly behaving person into one who functions acceptably. Dr. Jones contends that it is dangerous and misinformed to believe that criminals can be reformed, because many criminals are sociopaths. Sociopaths cannot change or be reformed. The offenders who are not sociopaths can, in some cases, stop repeating undesirable behaviors, but this happens when they themselves decide to seek change-it is not effective to impose therapy or counseling. The core of Dr. Jones' book deals with sociopaths, and how they are ineffectually dealt with in our criminal justice system. The Myth of Rehabilitation explores how sociopaths are created...the circumstances that prevent a person from developing empathy and conscience. He looks at environmental factors that produce this character disorder, and how it is likely to manifest itself. The Myth of Rehabilitation proposes a different type of reform: early intervention in situations likely to produce a sociopath. This important book is a call to action both for our criminal justice system, and for all citizens who want to live in a safer, more compassionate society.
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