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Ed Hardy As Body Art

With 40 years of tattooing expertise and legendary status in the tattoo community, Don Ed Hardy is known as “the godfather of modern tattoo.”  California native Don Ed Hardy is recognized around the world for his sophistication, depth and sense of experimentation as well as his technical brilliance and mesmerizing imagery. He seamlessly pulls from life experience to meld American, Japanese, Cholo, tattoo, surf and hotrod iconography. This broad spectrum of taste and experience, coupled with an ongoing investigation of various art histories and a mastery of technique, give his work a unique range and depth.

Perhaps that is what has made the legendary figure’s designs successful.  The Ed Hardy brand has become a must-have for nearly every demographic and his timeless designs have been attached to many different products.  It’s a fashion accessory, a designer label and a household name.

Mid-February, Chanel launched a line of temporary tattoos.  These were first unveiled at the fall fashion shows.  Women immediately submitted their pre-orders.  The response to the Chanel brand as body art has been tremendous.

While many outside the fashion industry may see Chanel’s temporary tattoo line as cutting-edge, the fact is that temporary tattoos as body art is not a new concept.  Young women (and men) have been wearing Ed Hardy temporary tattoos for years.  Ed Hardy designs (the same designs found on t-shirts, hand bags and caps) are available as temporary tattoos.  Really, if you think about it, Ed Hardy temporary tattoos make a lot of sense; after all, these designs originated from real tattoos designs.

Ed Hardy tattoos can be found online and in retail.  They can be purchased in singles or assortments.  There are some fabulous designs to choose from (as any Ed Hardy enthusiast knows), making it simple to find a temporary tattoo for any occasion.

Body art is very trendy right now and Ed Hardy is a dominate fashion brand—the two go hand in hand.

About the Author

Amber Golden serves as public relations specialist for Tattoo Manufacturing, the largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos in the world.  Tattoo Manufacturing, located in Tucson, AZ, produces more than 6 million temporary tattoos a day.  All of the company’s products are Made in the USA and only FDA certified colorants are used.

http://www.tattoosales.com

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Anatomies


Anatomies


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The human body is the most fraught and fascinating, talked-about and taboo, unique yet universal fact of our lives. It is the inspiration for art, the subject of science, and the source of some of the greatest stories ever told. In Anatomies, acclaimed author of Periodic Tales Hugh Aldersey-Williams brings his entertaining blend of science, history, and culture to bear on this richest of subjects. In an engaging narrative that ranges from ancient body art to plastic surgery today and from head to toe, Aldersey-Williams explores the corporeal mysteries that make us human: Why are some people left-handed and some blue-eyed? What is the funny bone, anyway? Why do some cultures think of the heart as the seat of our souls and passions, while others place it in the liver?A journalist with a knack for telling a story, Aldersey-Williams takes part in a drawing class, attends the dissection of a human body, and visits the doctor?s office and the morgue. But Anatomies draws not just on medical science and Aldersey-Williams?s reporting. It draws also on the works of philosophers, writers, and artists from throughout history. Aldersey-Williams delves into our shared cultural heritage?Shakespeare to Frankenstein, Rembrandt to 2001: A Space Odyssey?to reveal how attitudes toward the human body are as varied as human history, as he explains the origins and legacy of tattooing, shrunken heads, bloodletting, fingerprinting, X-rays, and more. From Adam?s rib to van Gogh?s ear to Einstein?s brain, Anatomies is a treasure trove of surprising facts and stories and a wonderful embodiment of what Aristotle wrote more than two millennia ago: ?The human body is more than the sum of its parts.

Ansel Adams


Ansel Adams


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Aperture


Aperture


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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas. The Interview Issue features in-depth conversations with a selection of influential photographers of an older generation, who continue to produce and publish, about their lifelong engagement with photography. What compels someone to become a photographer? And what drives someone to continue to be one, for as many as seven decades? How does a veteran photographer describe years of questioning politics, personal experience, social unrest, landscape, and history through the camera?For this issue, Aperture offers nine in-depth interviews, firsthand accounts that underscore the generosity and intelligence of their speakers. Born between 1928 and 1947, the nine photographers featured?Bruce Davidson, Paolo Gasparini, David Goldblatt, Guido Guidi, Ishiuchi Miyako, William Klein, Bertien van Manen, Boris Mikhailov, and Rosalind Fox Solomon?are still active today, adding to their already unparalleled bodies of work. In these pages, the medium is considered from various points of view, offering a range of philosophies, values, and perspectives, yet for all the differences within this group, they share a fundamental curiosity about the human experience.

Beast


Beast


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Mixed martial arts is the fastest-growing sport in America; all over the country new gyms are popping up and new viewers are tuning in to UFC matches. Although some dismiss it as brutal combat, its fighters are among the most dedicated athletes in any arena. But MMA also takes a heavy toll on the body, and it’s a rare fighter who can earn a living in the sport’s top ranks. Beast follows four high-level fighters at the gym American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Author Doug Merlino had unprecedented access, training alongside the men for two years, traveling to their matches, and eating in their homes. Mirsad Bektic is a young Bosnian refugee who started in karate as a boy in Nebraska and dreams of stardom. Jeff Monson is a battered veteran at forty-one, an outspoken, tattooed anarchist enjoying a bizarre burst of celebrity in Russia. Steve Mocco is a newcomer-a former Olympic wrestler from a close-knit, intellectual family. Finally, there’s Daniel Straus, an ex-con who has fought his way from nothing up to title contention. All will experience electrifying highs and career lows, and Merlino is there every step of the way. But along with blood-spattered front-row access, Merlino brings us a blunt examination of the history, culture, business, and meaning of professional cage fighting. Beast is a book for both the uninitiated and the hard-core fan, a fascinating journey into an often misunderstood world.

Antikensammlung Berlin


Antikensammlung Berlin


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Artist's Body


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The Artist’s Body is part of Phaidon’s Themes & Movements series, a group of groundbreaking sourcebooks on the prevailing art tendencies of our times. Each Themes & Movement book includes a complete overview of the given theme, situating individual artists’ works in the context of modern art. The documents include artists’ statements, interviews, manifestos, project notes, reviews and articles by key critics, and parallel texts from other cultural, philosophical, and literary sources. Each book includes an introductory essay charting the genealogy of the theme or movement, as well as approximately 250 plates of artworks, including rarely published installation shots and preliminary drawings. Finally, each book includes biographies of all of the artists and authors involved, as well as a comprehensive bibliography. They are intended for uninitiated readers and scholars alike. The Artist’s Body traces artists’ increasing use of their bodies as subject and actual material of their artworks. It charts the rise of new forms of expression such as Body Art, Happenings, Performance Art, and Live Art. Over 250 images bring together the largely untold history of these often controversial artworks-the first telling of its kind. A survey by Amelia Jones, an authority on Body and Performance Art, shows how these works uniquely inform us about the social and cultural upheavals of the last five decades.

Bodies and Bones


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Comics have a rich and varied history, beginning on the walls of caves and evolving to the sophisticated medium found on websites today. For a kid, comics can be more than entertainment. Comics can be a lifeline to another world, one in which everyone has the potential to become a superhero and children are welcome to all the power adults have overlooked. Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning follows the trajectory of comics from their early incarnations to their current form. Kids learn how to sketch comic faces and bodies, invent a superhero, draw manga characters, and create their own graphic novel or webcomic. Short biographies of famous cartoonists provide inspiration and introduce specific comic styles. Comics introduces the technology available to budding young cartoonists, while they channel their creative powers and develop their storytelling skills. Part history, part instruction, pure fun, Comics entertains and informs young readers while challenging them to join the cartooning conversation. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in language art, and social studies; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

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Comics have a rich and varied history, beginning on the walls of caves and evolving to the sophisticated medium found on websites today. For a kid, comics can be more than entertainment. Comics can be a lifeline to another world, one in which everyone has the potential to become a superhero and children are welcome to all the power adults have overlooked. Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning follows the trajectory of comics from their early incarnations to their current form. Kids learn how to sketch comic faces and bodies, invent a superhero, draw manga characters, and create their own graphic novel or webcomic. Short biographies of famous cartoonists provide inspiration and introduce specific comic styles. Comics introduces the technology available to budding young cartoonists, while they channel their creative powers and develop their storytelling skills. Part history, part instruction, pure fun, Comics entertains and informs young readers while challenging them to join the cartooning conversation. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in language art, and social studies; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Compulsive Beauty


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Constructive Anatomy


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Reference shows important parts of the human body, both in motion and in repose: hand, wrist, fingers, forearm, neck, thigh, leg, and more. “Best book on artist’s anatomy.” – Art Students League News.

Constructive Anatomy


Constructive Anatomy


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Reference shows important parts of the human body, both in motion and in repose: hand, wrist, fingers, forearm, neck, thigh, leg, and more. “Best book on artist’s anatomy.” – Art Students League News.

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Cardano’s Cosmos


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GIROLAMO CARDANO was an Italian doctor, natural philosopher, and mathematician who became a best-selling author in Renaissance Europe. He was also a leading astrologer of his day, whose predictions won him access to some of the most powerful people in sixteenth-century Europe. In Cardano’s Cosmos, Anthony Grafton invites readers to follow this astrologer’s extraordinary career and explore the art and discipline of astrology in the hands of a brilliant practitioner. Renaissance astrologers predicted everything from the course of the future of humankind to the risks of a single investment, or even the weather. They analyzed the bodies and characters of countless clients, from rulers to criminals, and enjoyed widespread respect and patronage. This book traces Cardano’s contentious career from his first astrological pamphlet through his rise to high-level consulting and his remarkable autobiographical works. Delving into astrological principles and practices, Grafton shows how Cardano and his contemporaries adapted the ancient art for publication and marketing in a new era of print media and changing science. He maps the context of market and human forces that shaped Cardano’s practices – and the maneuvering that kept him at the top of a world rife with patronage, politics, and vengeful rivals. Cardano’s astrology, argues Grafton, was a profoundly empirical and highly influential art, one that was integral to the attempts of sixteenth-century scholars to understand their universe and themselves.

Cotswolds Arts and Crafts Architecture


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Between 1890 and 1930, Arts and Crafts architecture proliferat­ed within the Cotswolds. The range and quality of the buildings was exceptional as the region provided the perfect environment for the Movement’s ideals and principles. Arts and Crafts archi­tects relished the robust vernacular precedent as it channeled their ideas and stimulated their imaginations. Its rational basis and dependence on craft skills had lasting value, and it was no coincidence that the most influential aspect of their work was its emphasis on conservation. The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds has at­tracted much interest in recent decades, the appeal of the simple life and of traditional values detached from the pres­sures of modern society having as much allure now as it did a century ago. Most of these studies have referred to the work of architects in the region, but the subject has not received the specialist attention it deserves until now. This book examines the impact of the Movement on the Cotswold landscape, on the survival of its building traditions, and on modern attitudes to building conservation. After an introductory section which outlines the Movement’s origins and beliefs and its architectural principles, the main part of the book provides a guide to the general characteristics associated with Arts and Crafts building in the Cotswolds. There are separate chapters on the various types of new commission that were undertaken, from small and large country houses and cottages to village halls and almshouses, not to mention the numerous repair and remodeling jobs on existing buildings that had become derelict following the social and economic up­heavals of industrialization. The final chapter looks at the late flowering of architectural work in the region during the interwar period and beyond, and the legacy of this important body of work at a local and national level.

Creepy Capital


Creepy Capital


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A supernatural tour of the Ottawa region with ghostwatcher Mark Leslie as your guideTrue stories of ghostly encounters and creepy locales lurk throughout the Ottawa region. Discover them with Canada?s paranormal raconteur extraordinaire Mark Leslie. Discover the first-person accounts of ghostly happenings at landmarks throughout the historic city and surrounding towns? the perfect spectral companion to a weekend jaunt or an extended haunting. Read about the Chateau Laurier, the Bytown Museum, the National Arts Centre, the Nicholas St. Hostel, Carleton University, the ghosts of Manotic, residential ghosts from Gloucester, Nepean and Orleans, and the Parliament Buildings, with a particularly ghastly history of disasters that have plagued them in the past century.

David Belasco


David Belasco


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A pioneer of stage naturalism, David Belasco has come to be universally recognized as one of the first important directors in the history of the American stage. Lise-Lone Marker’s book is a full-length stylistic analysis and re-evaluation of his scenic art. Based on a rich body of primary sources, among which are Belasco’s promptbooks and papers, the book synthesizes the aims, methods, and techniques inherent in the naturalistic production style that Belasco developed during the six decades of his career. The elements of that style-the magic reality of his stage settings, his innovations in plastic lighting, his directorial method-are also seen in the context of theatrical developments elsewhere. On the basis of this synthesis. Professor Marker reconstructs and analyzes four of Belasco’s most important productions, each representative of a distinct phase of his directorial art. Her explorations uncover much new information about Belasco and the American theatre around the turn of the century. Originally published in 1975.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Decomposition


Decomposition


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The fluid nature of performance studies and the widening embrace of theidea of performativity has produced in Decomposition: Post-Disciplinary Performancea collection of great interest that crosses disciplinary lines of academic work. Theessays move from the local to the global, from history to sport, from body parts tostage productions, and from race relations to global politics.

Desire


Desire


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Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.I hate and-love. The sleepless body hammering a nail nails itself, hanging crucified-from “Catullus: Excrucior” In Frank Bidart’s collection of poems, the encounter with desire is the encounter with destiny. The first half contains some of Bidart’s most luminous and intimate work-poems about the art of writing, Eros, and the desolations and mirror of history (in a spectacular narrative based on Tacitus). The second half of the book exts the overt lyricism of the opening section into even more ambitious territory-“The Second Hour of the Night” may be Bidart’s most profound and complex meditation on the illusion of will, his most seductive dramatic poem to date. Desire is a 1997 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry.

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