Christine Allison - Author

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Books by Christine Allison

Drawings Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner

Drawings Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner

Author: Christine Allison Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2017

Drawing is not only a relaxing and enjoyable pastime, but also one of the original mindfulness techniques, being a great way to be in the moment and observe your surroundings. Despite the common assumption that the ability to draw is a skill you either possess or you don't, it can be readily learnt with the right teacher guiding you. Christine Allison fulfils that role with her expertise and friendly, encouraging approach. With 10 step-by-step tutorials, Christine helps beginners navigate a range of subject matters and drawing media, providing them with a thorough grounding in the basics of this satisfying art. In addition to the tutorials, Christine provides advice on tools, materials and techniques, gives plenty of tips throughout and presents ideas on how to take each tutorial a step further. There's also a special focus on noticing the things around you that can make interesting subject matters, practising a drawing a day, and gathering a collection of reference material to inspire you - each explored in a feature spread, setting them apart from the tutorials.

The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan

Author: Christine Allison Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2015

The Yezidis are a Kurdish-speaking religious minority, neither Muslim, Christian nor Jewish. Their ethnicity has been disputed, but most now claim Kurdish identity. Their heartland, including their holiest shrine, is in the Badinan province of Northern Iraq, and it is the communities in this area which are the main focus of this book. Their highly eclectic religion appears to contain many elements of 'the religions of the book', especially Sufism, upon a foundation of ancient Iranian belief and practice.

The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan

Author: Christine Allison Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2001

The Yezidis are a Kurdish-speaking religious minority, neither Muslim, Christian nor Jewish. Their ethnicity has been disputed, but most now claim Kurdish identity. Their heartland, including their holiest shrine, is in the Badinan province of Northern Iraq, and it is the communities in this area which are the main focus of this book. Their highly eclectic religion appears to contain many elements of 'the religions of the book', especially Sufism, upon a foundation of ancient Iranian belief and practice.