The secrets of creative thinking by a lecturer at the world famous St. Martin's College of Art who has spent a lifetime researching innovative thinkers. A scuba-diving company faces bankruptcy because sharks have infested the area. Solution? Open the world's first extreme diving school. The Art of Creative Thinking reveals how we can transform ourselves, our businesses, and our society through a deeper understanding of human creativity.
"Love love love. Simple but inspirational."
As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.
This book contains valuable information on starting your own photography business. It's truly an advantage if you are a photographer by profession, but if not, it doesn't mean that you could not open your own small business. This book can help you get the ball rolling with your startup.
In Photography Composition, you will find all you need to know to learn the basics of composition. It will teach you the proper terms and ways to apply rules that you might already know instinctively yet not quite understand why they work the way they do.
Here is a tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries - many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today. Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history.
Best-selling historian and philosopher Will Durant devoted his entire life to studying the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. Here is a summation of Durant's work, as he presents the best of world history. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events in simple and exciting terms, it is a concise liberal arts education.
Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her dark, surreal paintings and friendships with Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins; Bay Area self-portraitist Joan Brown; Ree Morton, with her witty, oddly beautiful constructions; Loïs Mailou Jones of the Harlem Renaissance; Lenore Tawney, who combined weaving and sculpture; Christina Ramberg, who drew on pop culture and advertising; and Louise Nevelson, an art-world superstar.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz, read by Roy McMilllan. What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art.
Winner of the 2010 COSTA Biography Award. A total of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his Great Uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the ‘netsuke’, they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined.…
"An Artist's Journey"
In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America". Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented with and argued over their aesthetic innovations, to which they assigned great meaning.Their innovations, however, went beyond aesthetics.
Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling.
This audiobook will guide you through some simple steps so that you can start making money through selling your photographs in a matter of a few days. Can photographs actually be sold through the Internet? Definitely! There are thousands of photographers out there who are doing it, so why can't you? However, it requires a lot of market knowledge, tips, tricks and the right kind of information. This book is comprised of everything you need to quickly start making money right from the comfort of your couch.
This expanded audio collection presents William Zinsser's On Writing Well, the classic teaching book that has sold more than 1 million copies, together with a new 90-minute section that tells you how to write a memoir.
One of the great, but often unmentioned, causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kind of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets we’re surrounded by. And yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. The Architecture of Happiness starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be - and argues that it is architecture’s task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.
When The Phenomenology of Dance was first published in 1966, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone asked, "When we look at a dance, what do we see?" Her questions about the nature of our experience of dance and the nature of dance as a formed and performed art are still provocative and acutely significant today. Sheets-Johnstone considers dance an aesthetic mode of expression and integrates theories of dance into philosophical discussions of the nature of movement.
First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images, which are continually inserted between experience and reality. When anything can be photographed, and photography has destroyed the boundaries and definitions of art, a viewer can approach a photograph freely, with no expectations of discovering what it means. This collection of six lucid and invigorating essays, with the most famous being "In Plato's Cave", make up a deep exploration of how the image has affected society.
Black and white photography is considered by some to be more difficult than color photography, simply because color ceases to be an element in the finished product. However, it is still an element to be considered while shooting, because color affects what greys, whites, and blacks you get as a result. Black and white can make your photos much simpler, pared down to the basics. This can make photographs appear more serious or scary, or even take away considerations of decade or century.
The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to "come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually" - with its impact on our lives. "Architecture begins to matter," writes Paul Goldberger, "when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads."
As Hitler was attempting to conquer the western world, his armies were methodically pillaging the finest art in Europe, from Michelangelos to Vermeers, all stolen for the Führer. The Monuments Men had a mandate from President Roosevelt to find these artworks, but no vehicles, typewriters, or authority. In a race against time to save the world’s greatest cultural treasures from destruction at the hands of Nazi fanatics, each man constructed his own treasure map....
Insightful, incisive and enlightening, the first volume of Simon Callow's comprehensive biography of Orson Welles. Now in abridged audio, Callow's vastly entertaining chronicle of Welles's first 26 years seems even finer than it did in 1995. The author's ability to skewer his subject's evasions and lies while retaining critical affection for him is perhaps explained by the fact that Callow, an actor himself, understands the need to mythologise. Welles's innovative theatrical work in the 1930s has never been better described or analysed.
The photographers discussed in depth in this essay have all engaged with the everyday or the quotidian, yet they are a small sampling of the numerous photographers who have engaged with this subject.
Artist Recordings 2 brings together leading artists active in the fields of painting, drawing, print, and sculpture. Conversations explore work in progress and the development of their practice. Patterns of personal experience link with a broader continuum of progressive ideas and show how their imaginative interventions bear on the world.
A collection of recordings made between 1988 and 1996 with emerging and established artists, from Anthony Caro and Arman to James Turrell and Rachel Whiteread. In considering their work, often in the context of a current exhibition, they discuss their ideas in formation and factors which informed their development.
Notes from the Sick Room is an investigation into the connections between physical illness and creativity. Although there are a number of books investigating mental illness and creativity, there are very few that concentrate on physical illness - cancer, HIV, tuberculosis and disabilities caused by accidents. Incapacity provides time for contemplation and creativity, yet pain and discomfort detract from inspiration.
First published in 1999, Crafts Directory draws together interviews, features, showcases and listings of makers in the UK and Ireland, which explore individual practices and avenues of distribution from workshop production to general retail outlets.
This book contains valuable information on starting your own photography business in the music industry, and also how to grow a photography business through portrait parties. It's truly an advantage if you are a photographer by profession, but if not, it doesn't mean that you could not open your own small business. This book can help you get the ball rolling with your startup. Despite the fact that people now own smart phones with great cameras, nothing can beat the skill of a professional photographer.
Why airbrushing instead of alternative painting options? We walk you through the details of supplies and types of airbrushes! The products you should use or familiar yourself with in the airbrushing process. A walkthrough of your setup for airbrushing, material safety, options to materials, and most importantly, the details needed to learn everything of what you're doing or using! Step-by-step, we provide you with what you need in not only learning, but taking action in airbrushing!
This audiobook presents details on all calligraphy terms used in the art world, and instructions as to what you will need in terms of materials! There are many styles to calligraphy and we cover them all! We dive right into scripts as well! Types and styles! Now it's up to you! Do you want to learn how simple it can be or wonder why you never took the chance before? Don't wait; download now!
ts available today! Providing you with the easy steps to learning the ins and outs of acrylic painting. Instructions of what supplies you will need! A walk through, from getting started to learning different techniques! Included are what to stay away from and avoid when painting! Why so many struggle with acrylic painting? All inside! Secrets on how an artist can capture the art in their techniques to have their paintings come alive! Lean how you can too!
If you want to learn how to draw using pencils easily and quickly, then check this How to Draw with Pencils guide.
Are you ready to learn all getting started with stock photography? If so you've come to the right place.
To get a sense of the kind of prestige that Claude Monet enjoys within the art world, one need only learn that his Le Bassin Aux Nympheás (1919) - from his series of paintings featuring water lilies - sold for the equivalent of more than $70 million. This is a staggering price, especially considering that early in his life, Monet had been so poor and debt-ridden that some of his paintings were taken from him by creditors.
Over 100 reviews cover the London art scene from 1994 to 2011. Exhibitions in the city's private and public galleries are explored in detailed and informative texts. The reviews were first published in a variety of weekly arts magazines and sites and now appear in a professionally narrated audiobook.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir stands alongside Claude Monet at the very peak of Impressionist painting, and though neither of them can be credited with founding the movement (that honor likely goes to Edouard Manet or Edgar Degas), Renoir and Monet remain inextricably tied to the key characteristics of Impressionism: loose brushwork; outdoor painting; an emphasis on capturing natural light and shadow; and a focus on remaining in Paris and the surrounding countryside.
This book mainly focus on character designing, mainly how to design your own shoujo character. We focus more on how to draw significant faces and draw significant clothing and to call it your own and not to be confused with other styles of manga because listening to this would make you understand every type of style out there.
Francesca Woodman killed herself at the age of 22, the biographical fact that colors her work and which it is de riguer to mention. She left behind paintings it is said, as yet publicly unseen, and literally hundreds upon hundreds of negatives and 800 proofs of black and white pre-digital photography.
The Principles of Aesthetics can be considered the definitive work on aesthetics, the philosophy of art, beauty, and taste. It is the result of a series of lectures given by Dewitt H. Parker, and gives a comprehensive review of a truly extensive subject. Every person has some sense of the beautiful and the ugly. We all admire certain images, combinations of sound, taste, smell, or feeling. But where does this enjoyment come from?
As an introverted kid growing up in Iowa, an artist and teacher loved to disappear into nature. Her work as an artist, where elephants strain under the weight of dilapidated houses and trees sprout from the heads of animals and onto museum walls, continues to find joy in vanishing into surreal worlds of her own making. Her drawings are so richly imagined, it's hard to believe that she'd ever abandon them - but, buckling under the weight of parental and professional responsibilities, she almost did exactly that.