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review 2017-08-25 20:06
"Chicago Monumental" celebrates Chicago's public art scene
Chicago Monumental - Larry Broutman

 

2017 has been declared the “Year of Public Art” in Chicago by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and for good reason. Practically every park, street corner, bridge, and storefront in the city boasts a statue, memorial, or fountain. In his book Chicago Monumental, photographer, author, and historian Larry Broutman has set out to document nearly every one of them.

 

 

In this full-color coffee table book of photography, over 250 famous and not-so-famous prime examples of Chicago’s public art are showcased. Along with his stunning photographs, Broutman includes text illuminating the cultural and historical significance of each piece of art and its artist. Some fascinating tidbits include what sets Victory Monument apart from other World War I memorials, the tragic tale behind the elephant monuments in Woodlawn Cemetery, and defining features of Chicago’s numerous Abraham Lincoln statues.

 

Chicago Monumental has recently picked up two book awards: a Midwest Book Award for best interior design and an IPPY (Independent Publisher) Award in the Great Lakes Nonfiction category.

 

TO BUY THE BOOK:

 

 

 

 

Purchase your copy of Chicago Monumental at www.everythinggoesmedia.com, Amazon, and at bookstores and gift shops in the greater Chicagoland area.

 

All author proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled, and Access Living.

 

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ AUTHOR:

 

 

 

Celebrated photographer and author Larry Broutman has traveled the world over to capture the perfect photograph and has found Chicago to have a plethora of visual inspiration.  His projects include work with Lincoln Park Zoo, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Children’s Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Broutman is a finalist in Africa Geographic Magazine's 2017 Photographer of the Year contest. He attended MIT and was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

 

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Source: www.everythinggoesmedia.com/product-page/copy-of-chicago-monumental
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review 2017-08-15 16:44
Playful images of animals partaking in big city life grace the walls of a children’s hospital and the pages of “Chicago Unleashed”
Chicago Unleashed - Larry Broutman

Going to the hospital is a scary experience, especially for children. Larry Broutman has used his photography skills to brighten the walls at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and brighten the days of young patients. He created cheery and chuckle-inducing photographs for each floor of the hospital by digitally combining the photographs of animals that he had taken on safaris across the world with photographs he had taken of beloved places in his hometown of Chicago.

 

 

His unusual images of wild animals running amok in Chicago were so well-received that Larry Broutman decided to make enough photo mash-ups to fill a book. In Chicago Unleashed, wolves howl at the moon at the Adler Planetarium, hippopotami bathe in the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, a flock of colorful parrots dodge skyscrapers, and many more creatures, large and small, get into mischief at well-known Chicago destinations. Plus, each amusing photograph is supplemented with fun facts about the featured iconic location.

 

 

TO BUY THE BOOK:

 

 

Purchase your copy of Chicago Unleashed at www.everythinggoesmedia.com, Amazon, and at bookstores and gift shops in the greater Chicagoland area.

 

All author proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled, and Access Living.

 

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ AUTHOR:

 

 

Larry Broutman is a passionate and accomplished wildlife and landscape photographer and has traveled all over the world to photograph his subjects. He has published his work in magazines such as Africa Geographic and BBC Wildlife. Broutman has completed photographic projects for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Children’s Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. His project for the Lurie Children’s Hospital developed into the publication of Chicago Unleashed.

 

Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in the field of Materials Engineering and Science in 1963. Specializing in Polymer Engineering and Science and Composite Materials, Broutman has vast experience writing college textbooks, reference books, and technical articles. In fact, he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

Source: www.everythinggoesmedia.com/product-page/copy-of-chicago-unleashed
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text 2016-04-15 16:36
Valencia Noir, a dark art book which will allure your imagination...

Hey there, it's been forever since I wrote a post here! Been busy, working, studying, producing a new book.

 

So... I'm bloody happy to announce a new book coming by end of May... It's a fully illustrated art book, featuring Black & White photographs of taken in Valencia, a beautiful Spanish city.

 

The arts of Valencia (painting, sculpture, archtecture, etc), have a unique style with a touch of darkness and a taste for the strange. Here is the book cover:

 

 

The Book title is: Valencia Noir - The Beautiful, The Fantastic and The Grotesque of Valencia, Spain

 

And here is the SYNOPSIS:


.:A Dark art book with 160+ black & white photographs!:.

City of bats, dragons and gods. City of artistic daring throughout the centuries of history.

This is Valencia, a Spanish realm where all fantasies – be they innocent, adventurous or obscure – take shape on canvas, wood, metal and stone. Wherever you go, a thousand archetypal faces and winged heraldic chimeras follow you.

In this art book you will take a fully illustrated tour through medieval towers, gothic temples, strange artistic wonderlands, and the city of the dead.

Embark on a trip which will take you to distant places and allow you to indulge the feelings and thoughts you’ve been trying to hide. After this, you will never be the same again.

For ages 18+ - contains dark themes.
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The E-book versions (Kindle and Epub) have less images, due to the format. It counts with 110 photos vs 160 on the print versions (paperback and hardcover).
 
Here are some promo pics you also find in the book:
 

 
You can read more about the art book here: http://tragicbooks.com/valencianoir.html
 
Source: tragicbooks.com
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url 2016-03-03 13:50
Great Book Sculptures: The Book Tunnel of Prague

The sculpture that brings a whole new meaning to ‘lost in a good book’.

 

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Source: interestingliterature.com/2016/03/03/great-book-sculptures-the-book-tunnel-of-prague
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text 2016-01-04 21:58
Fountains by Malgorzata Chodakowska

Malgorzata Chodakowska is a polish sculptor who currently lives in Dresden. Her original sculptures are created in wood, for later transformation to bronze and other lasting material. Most of the info on her I found online is in German, including her website http://www.skulptur-chodakowska.de

 

Her fountains use water as part of the sculpture. I think she is amazing!

Balerina

 

Angel


Girl with lotus

 

Washing hair


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Source: www.skulptur-chodakowska.de
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