In this book of stories -- most never before published -- Robert Drake has written his most poignant collection thus far. With the theme of the picture frame, Drake has included people, places, and events of a most recent past.
Author: Robert Drake
Publisher: Mercer University Press
In this book of stories -- most never before published -- Robert Drake has written his most poignant collection thus far. With the theme of the picture frame, Drake has included people, places, and events of a most recent past. "Crowded in the picture" are unforgettable images of memory and grace, love and remorse. But more than the characters and the subjects of the story, the draw of this collection is once again Drake's use of language. The language is the language of the South. It is the language of humanity. While the stories look back, they do so without regret. They were great times, but so is the present. From the town of Woodville to St. Mark's Square in Venice, Drake's powerful language draws the reader not only into the book, but also into the photographs.
A scholarly survey documenting frame styles and their original context over the past eight centuries.
Author: Paul Mitchell
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
A scholarly survey documenting frame styles and their original context over the past eight centuries. Material is organized by nationality and period, with 56 diagrams in the form of framemakers' pattern books interspersed with 38 plates of framed paintings. Components are drawn directly from photog
This detailed guide contains everything the beginner needs to know to get started matting, mounting, and framing works of art or personal mementos.
Author: Amy Cooper
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Step-by-step instructions for matting, mounting, and framing Color photos illustrate each step Includes sections on mounting needlework, framing canvases, and building your own frame This detailed guide covers the essentials the beginner needs to get started matting, mounting, and framing everything from works of art to personal mementos. It contains practical techniques and expert tips on choosing the proper matboard and frame; measuring and cutting single, double, or triple mats; safely mounting your materials; building frames; attaching hanging hardware; and placing the frame for display.
PICTURE FRAMING- MODERN METHODS OF MAKING AND FINISHING PICTURE FRAMES by EDWARD LANDON.
Author: Edward Landon
Publisher: Dutt Press
PICTURE FRAMING- MODERN METHODS OF MAKING AND FINISHING PICTURE FRAMES by EDWARD LANDON. Contents include: I ABOUT PICTURE FRAMES i II TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 9 III MOULDINGS 28 IV MTTER CUTTING 34 V JOINING THE FRAME 42 VI INSERTS OR LININGS 51 VII FINISHES 57 VIII DECORATIONS 88 IX REPAIRING DAMAGES 93 X MATS AND MAT-CUTTING 97 XI MOUNTING PICTURES 105 XII PASSE-PARTOUT 116 XIII GLASS-CUTTING 118 XIV ASSEMBLING 121 XV EXPERIMENTAL FRAMES ORIGINAL DESIGNS . . . 134 XVI SOURCES OF SUPPLIES . 141 XVII INDEX 144. CHAPTER ONE. ABOUT PICTURE FRAMES. THE PICTURE FRAME, as it exists today, is derived from the doorway or entrance to temples, palaces and cathedrals. From a functional viewpoint, it might have been more practical to place doors at the sides of these buildings, but the impor tance of the door framing an impressive picture of the interior was never overlooked. The need to enhance a picture or bas-relief with a frame is evidenced from the earliest times. The first decorations were necessarily crude a raised line some times being the only ornament The earliest examples of frame-like decorations or borders bear a great resemblance to door frames. They were composed of two columns surmounted by a con necting entablature and this form persisted into the i5th century. Even the decorations painted by the artists around the edges of pictures before the intro duction of movable frames were similar in form. As a matter of fact, frames without pictures eventu ally came into existence because the desire to embel lish with mouldings was so strong. Rooms in palaces were arbitrarily panelled with mouldings and their vestigial remains are to be seen today in the senselessly panelled walls ofapartments in modern cities. Movable picture frames for easel paintings gained quickly in popularity once they were introduced. About Picture Frames sides the elaborate and intricate wood-carving, ebony, ivory, tortoise shell and mother of pearl were used for inlaid decoration. Gold, silver and every other metal have also been used for frames. With the perfection of the technique of making large sheets of glass which were in turn used to cover and protect pictures, frame-making received a big im petus in the lyth century. In the i8th century, when cheaper mirrors were introduced, frames were in greater demand than ever. This century also saw an invention that was to revolutionize the art of frame decoration that of the development of moulded composition ornaments. The use of this easily handled material, which did away with the need for laborious and expensive hand-carv ing, drove artisans to other fields. Since then, there has been no large group of wood-carvers devoted solely to frame decoration. It is interesting to note that during the Renaissance period, when movable frames were first introduced, book decoration reached its highest form. Undoubted ly, the early carvers and framers, besides using archi tectural designs, took many of their ideas from early illuminated manuscripts. The frames of the Louis periods certainly got their inspiration from typograph ical decorative motifs. Before then, architects and sculptors designed much of the scroll-work, but later goldsmiths were employed for decoration. Over-elabo ration became the order of the day until all forms were lost beneath the gingerbread. With the French revolution, people turned away from all evidences of bourgeois wealthand returned About Picture Frames to a refreshing simplicity. Until 1850 all mouldings were cut from rough boards by hand, but with the invention of laborsaving machinery, frames could be put on the market for what the raw material had cost previously. This country was fortunately spared from the use of moulded ornaments until the advent of the Victorian era...
Iain Rob Wright's most accomplished novel yet. Fans of the supernatural will find lots to love. PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR "Iain Rob Wright scares the hell out of me." J A Konrath "Cuddle up to this novel and it might rip your throat out.
Sometimes the past is deadly... Blake Price is the most celebrated mystery writer since Agatha Christie, but violent tragedy has yanked him from his life and sent him retreating to a secluded cottage in the countryside, dragging his family with him. Trying to connect with his spirited ten-year old son and despondent wife is difficult, but Blake tries to hold the strands of his life together as best he can. But that becomes impossible when an old picture frame finds its way into his life. A picture frame that curses anybody unlucky enough to have their picture placed inside of it. Unfortunately, Blake's wife thinks the frame is just perfect for a family photo... Some memories should stay buried... Iain Rob Wright's most accomplished novel yet. Fans of the supernatural will find lots to love. PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR "Iain Rob Wright scares the hell out of me." J A Konrath "Cuddle up to this novel and it might rip your throat out. A fun, thrilling read!" David T. Wilbanks - Co-author of Dead Earth: The Vengeance Road "One of the BEST horror books I have read in YEARS!" - Eric S. Brown, author of Last Stand in a Dead Land "Wright has achieved a hell of a lot with this novel, pulling together an enjoyable and quite light-hearted apocalyptic romp" - DREADLOCKSMILE "I found myself identifying with and rooting for some of the characters while being disgusted by others. I'd definitely look up Iain Rob Wright's other works" "Iain Rob Wright brings true excitement to the horror genre, with wholly original stories and characters to route for." - Ryan C Thomas, author of Hissers, Rating's Game, and Origin of Pai
" The company is still in business and their web site states: "Many talented artisans' hands shine on the beauty of the frames of the prolific Newcomb-Macklin company, originally from Evanston, Illinois, which opened its doors in 1871, ...
Category: Picture frames and framing
A handsome catalogue, well laid out and printed on high quality coated paper. It states: "This catalogue is actually an exhibit of some of the finest frame designs created over the past 300 years." The company is still in business and their web site states: "Many talented artisans' hands shine on the beauty of the frames of the prolific Newcomb-Macklin company, originally from Evanston, Illinois, which opened its doors in 1871, founded by S.H. McElswain. In 1883 McElswain's bookkeepers Charles Macklin and John Newcomb became partners and took over the company. They were very prolific in the east coast and were the frame-makers of painters such as Maxfield Parrish, John Singer Sargent, as well as many artists in the Taos community of New Mexico where they incorporated Native American motifs. They were mostly active in the 20th century with showrooms in Chicago and New York and even had a crew of travelling salesmen. -- vendor description.
This is an American History Book for young adults.
Author: Michael S. Class
Publisher: Magic Picture Frame Studio
Category: Time travel
This is an American History Book for young adults. Nearly 100 authentic historical photographs are included. Anthony, a twelve-year-old boy, travels into the past by stepping through the Picture Frame on his bedroom wall. Anthony walks on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, plays baseball with Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, and crosses the Atlantic Ocean with Charles Lindbergh. He sees brave soldiers storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, and watches battle-weary Marines raise the American flag on Iwo Jima. He speaks with survivors of the Holocaust. He works in Thomas Edisons laboratory and witnesses the invention of the phonograph, the light bulb, and the motion picture. He meets FDR and Doctor Jonas Salk, and watches them conquer polio and save future generations of children. He meets his great-grandfather at the turn of the 20th century, and journeys with him to America: Together, they walk through the doors to America on Ellis Island, experience the trenches of World War I, the roaring twenties, and the breadlines of the Great Depression. Anthony is with his great-grandfather the day he becomes an American. The book is historically accurate and contains hundreds of interesting background notes on the boy's story. The book also contains activity lists for readers and teachers: recommended books, movies, music, and places to visit - to enhance the learning experience of each chapter.
Follow more of Jenna and Mike s story by visiting www.inconceivablejourney.com
Author: Jenna Currier Nadeau
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Strong values, unshakable faith, excellent educations, successful careers, loving families, two cats and a dog. This was the life Jenna and Mike had built for themselves. They were living the American Dream. The only pieces missing were the children to run in the manicured yard and the toys scattered throughout the four bedroom home. Infertility first seemed to be a minor obstacle in an otherwise peaceful existence. After four years of treatments including a series of invasive tests, two intrauterine inseminations, four in vitro fertilizations, two frozen embryo transfers and one miscarriage, the obstacle became nearly insurmountable. In this poignant memoir of their journey, Jenna and Mike recall their experience together. In an honest and empathetic series of journal entries and vignettes, this piece of writing paints the unmistakable face of infertility. More than this, they offer some pointed suggestions from their journey to help the loved ones of infertiles provide support and comfort along the way. This should become mandatory reading for every friend, acquaintance and family member of all who suffer from this disease. Follow more of Jenna and Mike s story by visiting www.inconceivablejourney.com
Fastening Open Work Decoration to Frame—Tools Necessary for Carving and
Fretwork—Fretwork Designs—Cutting Out ... frame will result, which yet from
simplicity of design will not so catch the eye as to withdraw attention from the picture.
Author: James Lukin
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
“Picture Frame making for Amateurs” is a detailed, step-by-step guide, including chapters on the necessary tools and how to use them, the different materials that can be used, common problems, and much more. Written in simple language and including plenty of helpful diagrams, this volume will be of utility to anyone looking to make their own picture frames. Contents include: “Necessary Tools and Materials”, “Mitred and Veneered Frames”, “Round and Oval Frames”, “Oxford Frames”, “Bamboo or Japanese Frames”, “Carved and Fretwork Frames”, and “Leatherwork Frames”, “Additional Tools and Materials”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.
You can choose the right molding, mount, or finish to complement any object: paintings, mirrors, textiles and more. “A DIY manual for making custom frames.
Author: Robert Cunning
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
You can choose the right molding, mount, or finish to complement any object: paintings, mirrors, textiles and more. “A DIY manual for making custom frames. Traditional and contemporary techniques are presented, along with a variety of finishing techniques.”—Woodshop News.