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The Confident Diy Painter

RRP $12.99

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Here's How to Use General Finishes Milk Paint to Get a Professional, Durable Finish for Your Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets "You've seen what a difference new-looking cabinets can make in a kitchen. You've devoured DIY Pinterest boards, watched dozens of how-to tutorials, and read blogs from other DIYs on how to paint your cabinets yourself. Yet you haven't gotten started because you are worried that if you make a mistake, it will look worse than when you started or start to peel after a short while. There is also conflicting information about what types of paint you should use. Do you need to prep your cabinets before painting, or can you skip that step, as some people suggest? Should you glaze? What about topcoat? That's where Rachel Elise Trimble's new book, The Confident DIY Painter, comes in. The book helps people, just like you learn how to use General Finishes paint to get a professional, durable finish for your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Stop the overwhelming analysis paralysis of spending so much time on research and take the guesswork out of painting your cabinets by using General Finishes milk paints from a cabinet pro that paints everyday.


Chinese Painters

RRP $16.99

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In Raphael Petrucci, who died early in 1917, the world has lost one of the ablest and most devoted students and interpreters of the art of the Far East. He was only forty-five years of age, in the prime of his powers, brimming with energy and full of enterprises that promised richly.


Nolten The Painter

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When one thinks of German artist-novels and Bildungsromane, works long available in translation come to mind - by Goethe, Novalis, Hoffmann, Stifter, Keller, or more recently by Mann, Kafka, Musil, or Grass. Yet Eduard Morike's provocatively subtitled "Maler Nolten: Novelle in zwei Teilen" ("Nolten the Painter: A Novella in Two Parts", 1832) has remained neglected and misunderstood, and until now has never been translated into English, despite its obvious ties to other artist-novels and its striking modernity in playing with conventions of narrative authority and heroic identity. Witness the subtle irony of the opening sequence, in which the narrator is subverted by hints at his own clumsiness and intimations about the dire truths that lurk behind the protagonist Nolten's relationships to his male friends and to the seductive yet somehow frightening women in his life.Or the interplay between the narrator's attempts to make sense of Nolten's complex inner motivations in his loves and art and the ludicrously pompous pathos with which Nolten persists in speaking and thinking, as he concocts a heroic persona caught up in passion, intrigue, and tragedy. Fascinating too is the mysterious trail of the "Grenzganger," or border-line characters, with their hints at the dimension of "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves" that seems to threaten and at the same time to foster the complex unfolding of the realities of life and art that defy Nolten's all-too-artful "mastery". Raleigh Whitinger is professor in the Department of Germanic Languages at the University of Alberta.



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