Author: Neal Holman
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Category: Performing Arts
A fully illustrated and highly visual guide to everything Archer—from storyboards to character sketches to script excerpts—making it a collector’s item for Archer fans everywhere, and featuring a foreword by Christian Slater. The Art of Archer is a comprehensive look behind the scenes of the award-winning animated series. Featuring 240 pages of concept art, exclusive interviews, script excerpts and the never-before-released original pitch for the series, this amazing collection offers an utterly unique view of the Archer creative process. Commentary from the crew will walk fans all the way from squiggles to the gorgeous final picture, detailing not only their process but their history as well. Exclusive interviews with the Emmy-nominated cast offer insights to their beloved characters and a glimpse of their favorite moments. With storyboards, costume designs, reference photographs, immaculate background paintings and more, this is Archer as you have never seen it. The Art of Archer is a must have companion to the groundbreaking animated series, for fans and cinephiles alike.
The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written
Author: Sterling Archer
Publisher: It Books
Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when they’re dead, they’re just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer. From the Back Cover Hi. I see you’re reading the back of my book. This tells me that you either: A) are hoping to find a brief summary of what to expect from a how-to book by Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, or B) don’t know how books work. If your answer was “A,” your best bet is probably the table of contents, which is where you’ll find the “contents” of this book listed in a convenient, easy-to-read “table” format. So maybe go check that out for a minute and then come back here. I’ll wait. . . . Pretty cool, right? What other book will teach you how to dress properly and how to drive an elephant? How to field strip an AK-47 and how to haggle with a Thai prostitute—in her native tongue? How to pilot an airboat and how to make about a million delicious cocktails, including a Molotov one? How to kill a guy and how to prepare a fabulous brunch? Plus how to do tons of other stuff that I forgot, but that is nonetheless probably in this book (which, to be honest, I really only kinda skimmed). So if you want to learn more about how to be more—or at all—like Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, quit smearing your greasy fingerprints all over this book and buy it. For one thing, I really need the royalties. For another thing, the last time I checked, this wasn’t a damn library. (Note: If your answer was “B,” this probably isn’t the book you want to start with.)
Author: Eugen Herrigel
An illuminating account of how to understand Zen through archery.
Author: Archer Jones
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Based on how the three major operational components of war - tactics, logistics, and strategy - have evolved and changed over time. This monumental work encompasses 2,500 years of military history, from infantry combat in ancient Greece through the dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Thirty Years' War.
The Art of Repetition
Author: Simon Needham
Category: Sports & Recreation
Written by an acknowledged expert, this invaluable book is aimed at archers of all levels, from those starting out in the sport to those taking part in competitions at the highest level. The author analyses shooting techniques and tuning, and also emphasizes the development of mental toughness; he argues that this goes hand in hand with the mastery of the physical aspects of the sport. This comprehensive guide to shooting covers: how to get started in archery, the costs involved, choosing and using equipment and the basics of shooting; setting up your equipment and initial tuning; the biomechanics of shooting; the tactics and preparation work involved in archery competitions; physical fitness, nutrition and psychology; arrow selection and preparation; making bowstrings; shooting techniques, improving performance and the fine-tuning of equipment.
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Why was an elegant lady brutally murdered the night before 9/11? Why was a successful New York banker not surprised to receive a woman's left ear in the morning mail? Why did a top Manhattan lawyer work only for one client, but never charge a fee? Why did a young woman with a bright career steal a priceless Van Gogh painting? Why was an Olympic gymnast paid a million dollars an assignment when she didn't have a bank account? Why was an honors graduate working as a temporary secretary after inheriting a fortune? Why was an English Countess ready to kill the banker, the lawyer and the gymnast even if it meant spending the rest of her life in jail? Why was a Japanese steel magnate happy to hand over $50,000,000 to a woman he had only met once? Why was a senior FBI agent trying to work out the connection between these eight apparently innocent individuals? All these questions are answered in Jeffrey Archer's latest novel, False Impression, but not before a breathtaking journey of twists and turns that will take readers from New York to London to Bucharest and on to Tokyo, and finally a sleepy English village, where the mystery of Van Gogh's last painting will finally be resolved. And only then will readers discover that Van Gogh's Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear has a secret of its own that acts as the final twist in this unforgettable yarn.
Lessons from a Master Archer on Breath, Posture, and the Path of Intuition
Author: Neil Claremon
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The author reveals the details of his initiation into the mysteries of Zen archery, discussing the Zen path of awareness and how to improve posture, breathing, and concentration
Author: Justin Roiland,James Siciliano
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
The animated science-fiction adventures of Rick and Morty are irreverent, shocking, and hilarious - from the cynical and rapid-fire one liners, to the grotesque and endearing character designs. Now, take a deep trans-dimensional dive into the creation of these many insane universes with The Art of Rick and Morty! Features intimate commentary from the show's creators alongside a vast collection of process, concept, and production art.
Author: Sarah L. Kaufman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
How physical and emotional grace lead to connection and fulfillment. Grace has long been taught as essential to civilized living. The Three Graces—goddesses of charm, beauty, and creativity—exemplify ease and harmony with one another and the world around them. But what has happened to this simple, marvelous concept of being at ease in the world? With warmth, humor, and an ever-perceptive eye, Sarah L. Kaufman sifts the graceful from the graceless, celebrating heart-catching moments of physical elegance in sports, movies, dance, fashion, and music; rare sightings of celebrity grace; the secrets of gracious hosts; and grace found unexpectedly, in the kitchen of a high-end restaurant and among strippers in a basement bar. Kaufman’s thought-provoking reflections on these physical and social acts of grace offer hope for even the clumsiest, most awkward among us. Guided by the muse of Cary Grant (with further inspiration from Smokey Robinson, Roger Federer, Nelson Mandela, Margot Fonteyn, Amy Purdy, Beyoncé, and others), Kaufman illuminates the importance of grace in the small moments of everyday life. In The Art of Grace, she inspires us to walk taller, spend time on unnecessary kindnesses, and celebrate the grace notes in our lives and those of others.
Author: Michael Archer
"This intelligently argued overview is invaluable for the way in which it reveals and makes coherent sense of the often bewildering diversity of styles, forms, media, techniques and agendas that proliferate in contemporary art. Now revised and expanded, Michael Archer's acclaimed book is brought up to date with coverage of the comprehensive globalization of art since the mid-1990s, which has been reflected in the growth of the exhibition calendar and the number of new museums opening around the world. With over thirty additional illustrations and an updated timeline and bibliography, Art Since 1960 is an indispensable source of information on the evolution of art over the past four decades."--Back cover.
Author: Chris McDonnell
Category: Performing Arts
Netflix’s BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated comedy series in recent memory. Set in an off-kilter, cynically spun rendering of modern-day Hollywood, the show follows washed-up horse actor BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) as he attempts to turn his life around. BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse is the official behind-the-scenes companion to this cult-hit series. Part oral history sourced from original interviews with the show’s cast and crew, part art book—including sketches, storyboards, and background art—this book will trace the series from conception to post-production. Beginning with the initial development of creator/ showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg and production designer Lisa Hanawalt’s inimitable aesthetic vision, The Art Before the Horse goes on to reveal all of the moving parts—direction, writing, casting, animation, and music—that come together to form this uniquely bleak, emotionally potent, very funny show. Also Available: BoJack Horseman 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-3177-8)
The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from Zen in the Art of A rchery
Author: John Stevens
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Here are the inspirational life and teachings of Awa Kenzo (1880–1939), the Zen and kyudo (archery) master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel's cult classic Zen in the Art of Archery in 1953. Kenzo lived and taught at a pivotal time in Japan's history, when martial arts were practiced primarily for self-cultivation, and his wise and penetrating instructions for practice (and life)—including aphorisms, poetry, instructional lists, and calligraphy—are infused with the spirit of Zen. Kenzo uses the metaphor of the bow and arrow to challenge the practitioner to look deeply into his or her own true nature.
Its Art and Craft
Author: Stephen M. Archer,Cynthia M. Gendrich,Woodrow B. Hood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights; directors, actors; designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology; as well as the varying roles of scholars, critics, and dramaturgs. Appropriate for beginning theatre majors, minors, or nonmajors, Theatre: Its Art and Craft helps students understand how theatre happens, who makes it, and what they do. The sixth edition has been updated with new statistics, references, and photographs. It also features an extensively revised design section, which the authors have divided into two parts: one focused on the tactile elements of design (sets, costumes, props) and the second on the temporal elements (lights, sound, and new technologies).
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . . In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia. With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is #1 New York Times bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.
The Art of Directing Verbal Attacks to a Balanced Outcome
Author: Luke A. Archer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Family & Relationships
A comprehensive introduction to the art of Verbal Aikido: an effective and easy-to-use style of conflict management, based on the philosophy of the martial art. With three straightforward steps, make interpersonal conflict and verbal attacks a thing of the past. The first in a series of three volumes.
Author: Anna Del Conte,Val Archer
Much more than a travel book, though it takes you on a gastronomic journey through six of Italy's least-known and most intriguing regions...much more than a cookbook, though it's full of mouthwatering recipes...and much more than an art book, though virtually every chapter glows with evocative original oil paintings, this lavish volume can only be described as a feast for the senses. Travel to Piedmont for Truffled Veal, and Veneto for Guinea Fowl in Pomegranate Sauce. Journey to Liguria for Minestrone alla Genovese, and Le Marche for the fragrant fish soup called Brodetto all' Anconetana. Visits to Puglia and Sardinia round out the tour, while each stop includes side trips to food festivals, historic footnotes, and lessons on Italy's rich culinary lore.
The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age
Author: Shelley M. Bennett
The Art of Wealth provides a fresh perspective on the complicated mix of public and private motives and models that characterized art collecting and philanthropy in America in the early twentieth-century. The author focuses on four remarkable individuals: Collis Huntington, who started out as a peddler and went on to found a railroad empire; his second wife, Arabella, a woman of great intelligence and taste; her son, Archer, who devoted his life to creating and supporting museums; and Collis's nephew, Henry E. Huntington, who built up an extraordinary foundation and then gave it to the public as an enduring legacy.
Author: JEFFREY ARCHER
Publisher: MEHTA PUBLISHING HOUSE
If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. And when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat and the youngest partner in an established firm’s history, who is going to believe his side of the story? Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and is sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped. But everyone has underestimated Danny’s determination to seek revenge and Beth’s relentless quest to win justice . . . डॅनी कार्टराईटने बेथ विल्सनला लग्नाची मागणी आदल्या दिवशी किंवा दुस-या दिवशी घातली असती, तर त्याच्यावर आपल्या जिवलग मित्राचा खून केल्याचा आरोप ठेवण्यात आला नसता आणि त्याला अटकसुद्धा झाली नसती. जेव्हा फिर्यादी पक्षाकडून चार नामांकित साक्षीदार आणण्यात येतात : एक बॅरिस्टर, एक लोकप्रिय अभिनेता, एक उच्चकुलीन प्रतिष्ठीत व्यक्ती आणि एक नावाजलेल्या फर्ममधला तरुण, धडाडीचा पार्टनर... तेव्हा तुमची बाजू कोर्टात कोण ऐकून घेणार? डॅनीला बावीस वर्षांच्या जन्मठेपेची शिक्षा होते. त्याला बेलमार्श तुरुंगात पाठवण्यात येतं. देशातल्या सर्वांत जास्त कडक सुरक्षाव्यवस्थेसाठी प्रसिद्ध असलेला हा तुरुंग! आजवर कोणताही कैदी तिथून पळून जाऊ शकलेला नाही. पण डॅनीच्या अंतर्यामी एक आग भडकलेली आहे. आपल्यावर झालेल्या अन्यायाचा बदला घेण्याची आग. ती आग त्याला जाळते आहे; पण याची किंचितही कल्पना स्पेन्सर क्रेग, लॉरेन्स डेवनपोर्ट, जेराल्ड पेन आणि टोबी र्मोिटमर यांना नाही. डॅनीला साथ आहे त्याच्या प्रेयसीची, बेथची. डॅनीच्या नावाला लागलेला कलंक धुवून काढण्यासाठी तिनेही न्यायालयाची दारं ठोठावलेली आहेत. सच्चा दिलाच्या या प्रेमिकांच्या अथक प्रयत्नांनी अखेर त्या चौघांना पळता भुई थोडी होते. जिवावर उदार होऊन अखेर रणांगणातून पळ काढावा लागतो. `केन आणि एबल' नंतरची तेवढीच जबरदस्त, वाचकांची मती गुंग करणारी, शेवटच्या पानापर्यंत वाचकांच्या मनाचा ताबा घेऊन त्यांना खिळवून टाकणारी ही कादंबरी!
Author: Jeffrey Archer
A second installment in a planned five-part series finds Harry despairing of a marriage to Emma and joining the Merchant Navy before assuming the identity of a fallen American soldier whose past proves even more turbulent than Harry's own.