By Hand

The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art
Author: Shu Hung,Joseph Magliaro
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568986104
Category: Art
Page: 175
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"In a response to the sleek forms and perfect angles of late-1990s objects, many of today's artists are returning to handmade work: hand lettering, hand drawing, hand sewing. From books to pillows to T-shirts to toys, their work defines an alternate view of contemporary design. By Hand features an international collection of the most noteworthy artists working by hand and shows their work in detailed photography and insightful texts. Here detail is emphasized over perfection and the personality of the artist is made a key element of the finished product. From Kiki Smith's lovingly etched birds to dynamo-ville's one-of-a-kind puppets to Barb Hunt's knitted land mines to Evil Twin's hand-bound publications, today's art revels in the care and consideration of craft."--BOOK JACKET.

World Made by Hand


Author: James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555848378
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In this “richly imagined” dystopian vision, mankind must find a way to survive as modern civilization slowly comes apart (O, The Oprah Magazine). When Earth ran dry of oil, the age of the automobile came to an end; electricity flickered out. With deprivation came desperation—and desperation drove humanity backward to a state of existence few could have imagined. In the tiny hamlet of Union Grove, New York, every day is a struggle. For Mayor Robert Earle, it is a battle to keep the citizens united. As the bonds of civilization are torn apart by war, famine, and violence, there are some who aim to carve out a new society: one in which might makes right—a world of tyranny, subjugation, and death. A world Earle must fight against . . . In his shocking nonfiction work, The Long Emergency, social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored the reality of what would happen if the engines stopped running. In World Made by Hand, he offers a stark glimpse of that future in a work of speculative fiction that stands as “an impassioned and invigorating tale whose ultimate message is one of hope, not despair” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Brilliant.” —Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune “It frightens without being ridiculously nightmarish, it cautions without being too judgmental, and it offers glimmers of hope we don’t have to read between the lines to comprehend.” —Baltimore City Paper

Pasta by Hand

A Collection of Italy's Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta
Author: Jenn Louis
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452130574
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, and making it by hand is a favorite project for weekend cooks. From rising culinary star and 2012 Food & Wine Best New Chef Jenn Louis, this book includes more than 65 recipes for hand-shaped traditional pastas and dumplings, along with deeply satisfying sauces to mix and match. Louis shares her recipes and expertise in hand-forming beloved shapes such as gnocchi, orecchiette, gnudi, and spatzli as well as dozens of other regional pasta specialties appearing for the first time in an English-language cookbook. With photos of finished dishes and step-by-step shaping sequences, this beautiful book is perfect for DIY cooks and lovers of Italian food.

Baking By Hand

Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer
Author: Andy King,Jackie King
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624140017
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Make the Best Bread at Home with Just Your Hands Nothing beats the intoxicating smell of freshly baked bread. But what if you could create those beautiful artisan loaves in the most traditional way possible: with just your own two hands? Baking by Hand shows you how to do just that. Keep your mixer in the closet as Andy and Jackie King teach you long-forgotten methods that are the hallmarks of their exceptional bakery. They'll take you through all of the steps of making amazing bread, from developing your own sourdough culture, to mixing by hand, traditional shaping techniques and straight on to the final bake. Most importantly, you'll learn the Four-Fold technique-the key to making the kind of bread at home that will simply be top tier in any setting. In this book, Andy and Jackie feature their stand out bakery recipes, including favorites such as their North Shore Sourdough, a perfectly crusted and open-crumbed Ciabatta, and their earthy, healthy and wonderful Multigrain loaf. And that's only half the story. The Kings also offer up techniques and recipes for their much-loved pastries like Concord Grape Pies and Rhubarb-Ginger Tarts, combining seasonality, locality and a passion for fresh ingredients. And they're all ready for you to make-without a mixer. A&J King Artisan Bakers is located in Salem, Massachusetts, and was named one of America's 50 Best Bakeries by The Daily Meal.

Made by Hand

My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself
Author: Mark Frauenfelder
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110156945X
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
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From his unique vantage point as editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, the hub of the newly invigorated do-it-yourself movement, Mark Frauenfelder takes readers on an inspiring and surprising tour of the vibrant world of DIY. The Internet has brought together large communities of people who share ideas, tips, and blueprints for making everything from unmanned aerial vehicles to pedal- powered iPhone chargers to an automatic cat feeder jury-rigged from a VCR. DIY is a direct reflection of our basic human desire to invent and improve, long suppressed by the availability of cheap, mass-produced products that have drowned us in bland convenience and cultivated our most wasteful habits. Frauenfelder spent a year trying a variety of offbeat projects such as keeping chickens and bees, tricking out his espresso machine, whittling wooden spoons, making guitars out of cigar boxes, and doing citizen science with his daughters in the garage. His whole family found that DIY helped them take control of their lives, offering a path that was simple, direct, and clear. Working with their hands and minds helped them feel more engaged with the world around them. Frauenfelder also reveals how DIY is changing our culture for the better. He profiles fascinating "alpha makers" leading various DIY movements and grills them for their best tips and insights. Beginning his journey with hands as smooth as those of a typical geek, Frauenfelder offers a unique perspective on how earning a few calluses can be far more rewarding and satisfying than another trip to the mall.

Written by hand


Author: Paul Bennun
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1447517016
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Observing by Hand

Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Omar W. Nasim
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022608440X
Category: Science
Page: 296
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Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope’s digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena. Observing by Hand sheds entirely new light on the ways in which the production and reception of handdrawn images of the nebulae in the nineteenth century contributed to astronomical observation. Omar W. Nasim investigates hundreds of unpublished observing books and paper records from six nineteenth-century observers of the nebulae: Sir John Herschel; William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse; William Lassell; Ebenezer Porter Mason; Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel; and George Phillips Bond. Nasim focuses on the ways in which these observers created and employed their drawings in data-driven procedures, from their choices of artistic materials and techniques to their practices and scientific observation. He examines the ways in which the act of drawing complemented the acts of seeing and knowing, as well as the ways that making pictures was connected to the production of scientific knowledge. An impeccably researched, carefully crafted, and beautifully illustrated piece of historical work, Observing by Hand will delight historians of science, art, and the book, as well as astronomers and philosophers.

Built by Hand

Vernacular Buildings Around the World
Author: Athena Swentzell Steen,Bill Steen,Eiko Komatsu
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586852375
Category: House & Home
Page: 469
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Built by Hand is a celebration of what is so uniquely diverse and yet similar in the buildings of different cultures around the world. Beginning with the most basic ways that human beings have sought shelter-beneath the trees and stars, under the protection of a rock cliff or cave-this book traces the transformation of materials such as earth, stone, wood or bamboo into shelters that are both stationary and moveable.

Healing by Hand

Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective
Author: Kathryn S. Oths,Servando Z. Hinojosa
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759115281
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Healing by Hand presents the first cross-cultural perspective on manual medicine studies—the practice of body therapists that is routinely overlooked by medical practitioners and social scientists. The authors describe how manual medicine is one of the primary providers of 'traditional' medicine. It takes numerous forms across the world's communities, and represents beliefs and practices about healing, physical and psychological states, and the relation between culture and health. This volume is a valuable resource for manual practitioners of western medicine, including massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths, as well as those with traditional training. It is especially recommended for courses such as medical anthropology, health and human culture, technology and the developing world, sociology of health, international health, and health care systems.

Multiply By Hand


Author: Marcia Freeman
Publisher: Britannica Digital Learning
ISBN: 0982382383
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Teaches readers how to use their fingers when multiplying by nines.

Starts By Hand


Author: Gloria I Colache
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483435733
Category: Cooking
Page: N.A
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In recent years suggested by my son and friends; to start measuring and writing down everything I cook. Finally inspired by then I wrote this book.

By Hand Unseen

A Poet's Words for a Reader's Pen
Author: Martha Bartholomew
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426933975
Category: Poetry
Page: 120
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We become the artists we are intended to be whenever we accept the invitation to enter deeply into life through creation, whether by writing, painting, dancing, weaving, throwing clay, composing music any medium of life observed and lived in relationship. Our expressions are the fossils of our inner experiences. By Hand Unseen is Martha Bartholomew's fourth collection of poetry and her second collection to be subtitled A Poet's Words for a Reader's Pen. Her previous book, Turned Corners and Juniper Berries, allowed ample space for readers to record their own journal responses to her poetry. Once again, she welcomes readers to interact with and respond personally to her poetry by creating their own journal entries in the book.

Tournament Hold 'em Hand By Hand:


Author: Neil D. Myers
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0818407379
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 192
View: 7424
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Dear Aspiring Poker Tournament Winner, Do you regularly play in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments? Do you want to get to the final table more often? Then this book is for you! $10,000 TV tournaments that last for days require very different winning strategies than much faster paced tournaments that last for hours. Most of us never play in the televised extravaganzas. Instead, we play regularly in No-limit Hold'em tournaments that have buy-ins of $40 to $1,000. Many tourney entrants never win money. A few savvy players know that small tournaments can be fun and profitable if you know exactly how to play them. Hand-by-hand, I will reveal why these players make more than their fair share of final tables--and how you can join them. You'll learn: • How to win despite a run of bad cards • How to assess good-value tournaments and avoid bad ones • How to play when you are short-stacked • How to build a big stack and use your chips as a weapon • The vital importance of position in tournament play • When and how to change pace as the blinds and antes increase Some of the conventional advice about tournament play is just plain wrong. Success requires more than a desperate attempt to survive and wait for big cards. So if you want a chance to feel the thrill of a big payday at your next tournament, buy this book now! I'll see you at the final table.

Lena Corwin's Made by Hand

A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create
Author: Lena Corwin
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128061
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
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 In 2009, tastemaker and bestselling author Lena Corwin turned the top floor of her Brooklyn brownstone into a studio and began hosting classes for local crafters. In Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. For this “best of†? collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects: Jenny Gordy introduces us to knitted socks and elegantly sewn tops and dresses; Cal Patch teaches how to make a modern embroidery sampler as well as a braided rag rug; and Corwin herself presents her favorite screen-printing and stamping techniques. In total, there are 26 lessons/projects, all presented with step-by-step photos and illustrations. !--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--Praise for Lena Corwin's Made By Hand: “Decorate with coffee table books. A few Glamour picks: Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand . . .†? —Glamour Magazine “A must-have for anyone who wants to create unique décor.†? —Decorating Shortcuts magazine “Made By Hand offers the perfect range of usable textile handiwork, presented by fourteen teachers who obviously enjoy their craft —ForeWord Reviews “The 385 detailed illustrations, along with excellent step-by-step photographs and clear instructions, make each project tempting and approachable.†? —Studios magazine  “Those messy hands alone are inspiring me to get creative.†? —Modern Eve  “I got a sneak peek at a mostly lovely book. I can’t contain my excitement over this book. The projects are varied and so much fun.†? —The Stylish Nest  “The photography and layout of the book is gorgeous: wide open with lots of white space, reminiscent of Japanese craft books. And there are people, whole people, sitting and doing crafts, not just disembodied hands. Isn’t that part of the reason we craft—for the human contact?†? —Knitty.com  “Made By Hand is gorgeous . . . filled to the brim with beautifully executed diy tutorials from a host of talented artisans.†? —Michelle S Blog “Craft book is like a private studio class . . . this book is a breath of fresh air†? —Examiner.com “She’s the most talented person I know, and probably in all of Brooklyn.†? —Lucky magazine “This project is a personal favorite of mine and the colors are easy to customize for fall.†? —Design*Sponge “Attention  DIY’ers: You Need Lena Corwin’s New Book!†? —Lucky magazine “As brilliant as it is beautiful!†? —The Purl Bee “The diversity of offerings within these pages makes you feel like you’re at a retreat with too many good things to choose from . . . except you get to make them all! The photography is clean and simple. Gorgeous—really. This is a good one, folks . . . and Lena—you've done it again.†? —maya*made “Even if none of you know where to begin, you can easily use the projects in this book as a guidebook . . .†? —Urban Comfort†? "A must-have if you want to stretch your creativity and get your hands dirty—literally.†? —Big Cartel “It boasts stunning visuals with simple imagery.†? —The Capsule Show “Made by Hand introduces readers to ageless crafting techniques with modern projects. —HGTV.com “The 26 delightful projects are scrumptiously photographed as step-by-step tutorials, creating the impression that we, too, are in the light-filled studio among the generous and pleasant makers . . . all of these carefully curated projects will result in products that are perfect in their own unique way.†? —BookPage.com “We have been fans of designer/illustrator/author a href="http://lenacorwin.com/" target="_blank"Lena

By Hand Or by Heart


Author: N.A
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1622305140
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Beautiful Bracelets By Hand

Seventy Five One-of-a-Kind Baubles, Bangles and Other Wrist Adornments You Can Make At Home
Author: Jade Gedeon
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624140920
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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One-of-a-Kind Bracelets You Can Make At Home Take your outfit and crafting up a notch with attention-grabbing bracelets inspired by one of the hottest and most fashionable jewelry lines in the country. Jade Gedeon, owner of We Dream in Colour, offers seventy-five of her favorite designs, and gives readers all the secrets for making talk-of-the-town adornments. With so many different materials and methods to choose from, you'll have multiple artistic, unique and vintage-looking bracelets to add to your collection. Plus, you don't need to be crafty to make these pieces; you just need to have a desire to look fashionable. Materials include beads, chain, cord, fabric, leather, metal, plastic and wood so you can convey a multitude of looks and feels. What's more—all materials and tools can easily be found at local craft stores and hardware shops, so there's no fuss to the great fashion. With this bracelet-making guide, you'll master the art of crafting your own jewelry and have pieces that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Heads-Up Tournament Poker: Hand-By-Hand


Author: Annie Duke, Vanessa Rousso & Josh Doody
Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
ISBN: 1580425968
Category: Games
Page: 368
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You’ll learn how two of the best heads-up tournament players think through every decision in more than 600 hands as they battle their way to the final round in the prestigious NBC Heads-Up Championship. You’ll see their cards and hear their thoughts through twelve matches as they devise masterful strategies to defeat world-class opponents. Annie Duke and Vanessa Rousso give you a powerful mix of the practice, theory, and strategies for heads-up tournaments—where you must risk chips on every hand you’re dealt—and show you what they did to beat the best players in the world. You’ll see what works and what doesn’t as amazing bluffs and poorly executed tactics are deconstructed. You’ll learn how to design a game plan for each opponent, how to adjust your plan as the match progresses, how to play against pros and amateurs alike, and how to get the best of it against superior opponents. Their detailed analysis of when to change your strategy due to fluctuating chip counts, the flow of the match, and dynamic maneuvers make this book the bible of heads-up play.

Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand

A Working Guide
Author: Laura S. Young
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press
ISBN: 9781884718113
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 273
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The heart of this working guide is the three chapters dealing with techniques and the chapter on conservation. "Basic Techniques" detail the fundamental skills that are applicable to all hand bookbinding. "General Techniques" include those practices that, with minor variations, cover the early stages in all types of bindings. "Specific Techniques" describe the steps primarily used is producing a specific type of hand binding. The basic principles of conservation work cover one of the more important areas in the field of hand bookbinding today.

Making Angels, Ornaments, and Dolls by Hand


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610594325
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Back-Basting Applique, Step by Step

By Hand or Machine
Author: Barbara J. Eikmeier
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 1604682884
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 64
View: 9520
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Learn to easily and accurately baste shapes in place for needle-turn or machine applique--by working from the wrong side of the fabric. No marks on the front! This step-by-step book teaches the basics and beyond. Novice and experienced quilters alike will enjoy adding these applique techniques to their tool kits. Follow the easy-to-use lesson format with step-by-step photos; tips and hints appear throughout Master skill-building applique techniques, such as working with layered and overlapped appliques Create seven unique projects, including table toppers, wall hangings, and a beautiful banner