Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Secret Sunday was the first project and the links to all the secrets can be found on the sidebar of my blog. The Book Guild is the second project and Chapter 17 starts right now!
All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to name their favorite art books. The Book Guild will present this list, along with links, book reviews, giveaways, and interviews with many of your favorite authors. And as members of The Guild, I am hoping YOU will participate by leaving comments related to the books in each post - for example thoughts, book reviews, personal experiences, or a link back to your own blog posts that include artwork based on a project in the listed book.
Thanks to everybody who entered last week's giveaway for a copy of Angela Cartwright's Mixed Emulsions. The lucky winner of this book is Krista from Krista Glavich Photography. Congratulations! Please contact me via email with your mailing address. And if you didn't win, you can purchase Angela's book here.
Chapter 17: Melting Pot
The book Calligraphie by Claude Médiavilla was chosen by Angela Negro as one of her favorites.
Kelly Kilmer listed her newest favorite as Camilla Engman Project
Linda Moran says "I am reading more Photoshop design books these days, as I am moving into digital work. My favorite – Jacob Lawrence American Painter. A Major Retrospective Celebrating the Creative Genius of One of America's Most Important Painters."
JeriAnn Geller shared three of her favorites and said "Right now I’m in love with a copy of The Complete Graphic Works of Ben Shahn by Kenneth Wade Prescott I got at a library sale.
Also totally cool – Going Farther East by Gerard Lange available as a digital download at Issuu.