Best Art Ludwig books

The New Create an Oasis with Greywater 6th Ed: Integrated Design for Water Conservation, Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting, and Sustainable Landscaping

Art Ludwig

Best price for this book: $ 15.42

This twentieth-anniversary edition of the world's best-selling greywater book features a
dozen more pages, complete information on the Laundry to Landscape system, new color
plates, extensive revisions to every page, and dozens of new photos and figures.

Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use--Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water Tanks

Art Ludwig

Best price for this book: $ 10.89

This do-it-yourself guide is an invaluable resource for designing, building, and maintaining water tanks, cisterns, and ponds, and sustainably managing groundwater storage. It will assist you with handling your independent water system, fire protection setup, and disaster preparedness plan, while keeping costs low and incorporating ecologically sound designs. It also includes building instructions for several styles of ferro-cement water tanks.

Builder's Greywater Guide: Installation, Standards, and Science for Builders, Landscapers, Regulators, Policymakers, Researchers, and Homeowners- ... to the book "Create an Oasis with Greywater"

Art Ludwig

Best price for this book: $ 10

The Builder's Greywater Guide is of interest to anyone getting apermit for a greywater system, installing large greywater systems,installing a greywater system as a part of new construction orremodeling, making a greywater system for others, working on theregulation of greywater, or with an academic interest in greywater. The Builder's Greywater Guide includes info for architects, landscape architects, and plumbers.
Topics include: Special reasons for builders to install or not install a greywater system, flow chart for choosing a system, suggestions for dealing with inspectors, legal requirements checklist, detailed review of system options with respect to new laws, latest construction details and design tips, maintenance suggestions, equations for estimating irrigation demand, and the complete text of new US greywater law with annotations and suggested improvements.
Note: The book Create an Oasis with Greywater is required in order to most effectively use the "Builder's Greywater Guide".

Treasury of Authentic Art Nouveau: Alphabets, Decorative Initials, Monograms, Frames and Ornaments (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)

Ludwig Petzendorfer

Best price for this book: $ 10.55


At the beginning of the 20th century, a new artistic movement spread throughout Europe and America: Art Nouveau. Today, artists, designers, and typographers avidly search out authentic specimens of the endlessly inventive Art Nouveau fonts. This versatile volume offers Dover's largest and finest royalty-free collection of Art Nouveau typographic materials: 137 complete alphabets (upper and lower cases); 23 upper cases; 33 sets of decorative initials; 1,951 monograms; 146 signet designs; 179 miscellaneous designs (many with borders) and numerous ornaments. In addition to Art Nouveau typography, you'll also find a choice selection of Gothic, Roman, and Italic fonts.
This volume is an authentic facsimile of what is arguably the greatest album of Art Nouveau typography produced during the heyday of the style: Schriftenatlas neue Folge, a compilation of type specimens from the leading foundries of the day. In its pages can be found the timeless creations of some of the most influential type designers of the early 20th century: William Morris, Otto Eckmann, Eugene Grasset, and others. An informative Publisher's Note to this edition outlines the development of Art Nouveau typography while simultaneously illuminating the fascinating background of the original collection and its creative milieu.

Bemelmans: The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator

John Bemelmans Marciano

Best price for this book: $ 10.36

This elegantly designed and lavishly illustrated book showcases Bemelmans’ art and writing and illuminates the relationship between the man and his work. Bemelmans’ fascinating life story is told through letters, photographs, illustrations, paintings, sketches, and excerpts from both his published writings and his private journals, selected by his grandson, John Bemelmans Marciano.

Although Ludwig Bemelmans is best known for his Madeline books, his creative life ex-tended far beyond the “old house in Paris.” He was a novelist and a non-fiction writer, as well as a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Vogue, Holiday, and Town and Country.  He painted murals at the Carlyle Hotel, in the bar that bears his name, and planned to collaborate on a book with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Late in his life, Bemelmans decided to pursue his lifelong desire to paint with oils, and the stunning results are showcased here.

Throughout his life he was a celebrated bon vivant who experienced a rich variety of places, personalities, and professions.  Little wonder that Print Magazine found his biography “richly colored with a sense of  Bemelmans’s joie de vivre”.

Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems, Includes Branched Drains

Art Ludwig

Best price for this book: $ 19.95

Create an Oasis describes how to quickly and easily choose, build, and use a simple greywater system. Some can be completed in an afternoon for under $30.It also provides complete instructions for more complex installations, how to deal with freezing, flooding, drought, failing septics, low perk soil, non-industrialized world conditions, coordinating a team of professionals to get optimum results on high-end projects, and “radical plumbing” that uses 90% less resources.“Greywater for dummies and greywater encyclopedia in one information goldmine.” —Dan Chiras, author, The New Ecological Home; The Solar House

My Life in Art

Ludwig Bemelmans

Best price for this book: $ 140.56

12 1/2x10 First ed hardcover fine cloth binding with original art by Bemelmans

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Ken Ludwig

Best price for this book: $ 9.85

Winner of the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare is a foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare by Tony-Award winning playwright, Ken Ludwig.
To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Pride and Prejudice to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters, language, and themes. In How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig provides the tools you need to inspire an understanding, and a love, of Shakespeare’s works in your children, and to have fun together along the way.
        Ken Ludwig devised his friendly, easy-to-master methods while teaching his own children. Beginning with memorizing short passages from the plays, his technique then instills children with cultural references they will utilize for years to come. Ludwig’s approach includes understanding of the time period and implications of Shakespeare’s diction as well as the invaluable lessons behind his words and stories. Colorfully incorporating the history of Shakespearean theater and society, How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare guides readers on an informed and adventurous journey through the world in which the Bard wrote.
This book’s simple process allows anyone to impart to children the wisdom of plays like A Midsummer Night’s DreamTwelfth Night, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. And there’s fun to be had throughout. Shakespeare novices and experts and readers of all ages will each find something delightfully irresistible in How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare.

The Game's Afoot; Or Holmes for the Holidays (Ludwig)

Ken Ludwig

Best price for this book: $ 8.97

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it's up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Play!

Poems Are Teachers

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Best price for this book: $ 32.88

"Poems wake us up, keep us company, and remind us that our world is big and small, And too, poems teach us how to write. Anything." Amy Ludwig VanDerwater explains in Poems Are Teachers.

This is a practical book designed for every classroom teacher. Each lesson exploration includes three poems, one by a contemporary adult poet and two by students in grades 2 through 8, which serve as models to illustrate how poetry teaches writers to:

  • find ideas
  • choose perspective and point of view
  • structure texts
  • play with language
  • craft beginnings and endings
  • choose titles.

Students will learn how to replicate the craft techniques found in poetry to strengthen all writing, from fiction to opinion, from personal narrative to information. "Poets arrange words and phrases just as prose writers do, simply in tighter spaces," Amy argues. "In the tight space of poetry, readers can identify writing techniques after reading one page, not thirty pages."