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.
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.
Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.
Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling.
As well as being a prize-winning, best-selling novelist, Siri Hustvedt is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the fields of neurology, feminism, art criticism and philosophy. She believes passionately that art and science are too often kept separate and that conversations across disciplines are vital to increasing our knowledge of the human mind and body, how they connect and how we think, feel and see.
Hear About the Most Beautiful and Greenest School of Art, Design, and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. This book was written for an undergraduate art class. Our assignment was to develop a review of a popular building consisting of green architecture and use art definitions and scholarly opinions to review that building.
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.
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.
Josh Blaylock's now classic how-to prose book about the business of comic book publishing, after selling out of its updated 2012 edition, is now being rereleased to include Tim Seeley's companion writings on the behind-the-scenes realities of being a comic book artist.
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.
Take a peek inside the heads of some of the world's greatest living graphic designers. How do they think, how do they connect to others, what special skills do they have? In honest and revealing interviews, 19 designers, including Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, David Carson, and Milton Glaser, share their approaches, processes, opinions, and thoughts about their work with noted brand designer Debbie Millman. The internet radio talk host of Design Matters, Millman persuades the greatest graphic designers of our time to speak frankly and openly about their work.
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"
Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers - also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen".
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.
In this masterful work, listeners will encounter: the poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers of the Renaissance; the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of Milan, Florence, and Venice; the life and accomplishments of Leonardo DaVinci; the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome; the politicians and philosophers of Italy, including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli; the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.
What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age: religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind.
On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organised by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal. Under Vladimir Putin, the Bolshoi Theatre has been called on to preserve Russia's lengthy artistic legacy and to mirror its neo-imperial ambitions.
Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions, how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place."
In Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë raises a number of profound questions: What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Drawing on philosophy, art history, and cognitive science, and making provocative use of examples from all three of these fields, Noë offers new answers to such questions. He also shows why recent efforts to frame questions about art in terms of neuroscience and evolutionary biology alone have been and will continue to be unsuccessful.
Photography is one of the most fulfilling, creative, lucrative, and challenging art forms. While cameras come in all shapes, sizes, costs, and capacities, digital cameras have the potential to make any novice photographer seem like an expert with a couple of adjustments. While photography is art, there are still scientific rules that apply to its expression. While the artistic side of photography can be achieved by the photographer's creativity, passion, and personal expression, the technical side has to be learned.
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.
This book presents a study by Anne Blood of the pioneering artist Kurt Schwitters (b. June 20, 1887, Hannover, d. January 8, 1948 Kendal) which reviews the Kurt Schwitters exhibition in Britain at Tate Britain, January to May 2013. The author focuses on the Merzbarn, a late work created in a barn at Elterwater, Cumbria in 1947, made in the last year of his life. The Merzbarn is a complex internal sculpture integrated into the building used by permission of the owner Harry Pierce.
This essay explores the development of Salvador Dalí, from the early phases of childhood, the bizarre and complex aims of his first experiments, to his absorption into high society of Paris in the 1930s, and his inclusion in the Surrealist movement from 1928 to 1939. The essay focuses on the makeup of a provocative and original personality acutely reflexive, intelligent, and pathologically driven.
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.
Born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg attended Academie Julien and Black Mountain College, where he studied under Josef Albers. He was associated with Jasper Johns and John Cage in the early 1950s, when he made the famous combines, assemblages of found objects, and created the white and the black paintings - presaging movements of Pop, Minimalist and Conceptual art of the following decades.
How to Draw with Charcoal is a step-by-step manual on how to use charcoal as an art medium. This book covers several ways to use charcoal in different art genres. It will show you how to produce artwork of different styles, including portrait and illustration, and how to work on a caricature. All of this is shown in a step-by-step instructional manner so anyone can pick it up.
This book is based on the standard concepts of drawing. If you have never drawn before, it will be a great start, and if you do like drawing and have some experience with it this book will help you to open your eyes to vital principles of drawing. Our expert proposes various exercises, from coordination skills to visual ability, finalizing the projects with a portfolio of different shadowing and coloring techniques.
This book considers the work of the celebrated 17th century court painter Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) presented in a comprehensive exhibition at The National Gallery London from October to January 2006-2007. It follows the phases of development charted from rooms one to four in the Getty Wing, ranging from the initial scenes of workers in bars and domestic scenes to the paintings made at the Court of King Philip IV in Madrid.
Explores the structure and development of the Pre-Raphaelite movement in the mid-19th century and works that figure among the most enduring and generally popular in British art. Renowned writer and art critic Edward Lucie-Smith contributes a study of the brotherhood of seven artists and their interconnection and intricate links with the social establishment of the time. James Cahill has a special interest in the movement, having studied Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Holman Hunt. He reviews a major exhibition of 150 works at Tate Britain launched in September 2012.
Many people fall in love with the antique art pieces. In fact, in every artifact, you can find a beautiful meaning that is portrayed in the form of a painting. Basically, modern art was produced during the year 1870 to 1970. There are many artists who love to do modern art. In fact, there are many institutes who offer modern art courses for the interested candidates.
Cv/VAR 155 presents a review by James Cahill of an exhibition by the renowned artist Francesco Clemente (b. 1952), exploring his first show in London for seven years. The monograph includes a conversation recorded with the artist in which he discusses the new paintings, and the ideas which grounded their development.
If you want to know how to draw realistic faces quickly and easily from start to finish, then get the How to Draw Faces step-by-step guide. You can become a better artist by getting this step-by-step guide. In this book, you will discover how to draw realistic faces.
Despite his short span of activity, from 1423 to 1428, Masaccio can be placed as the signifier of a radical break with the period of Italian painting known as the Trecento, and, alone among his contemporaries, in his use of dramatic realism points the way to the spectacular creations of the High Renaissance, in which artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Palladio achieved a fusion of classic and humanist ideals in painting, sculpture, and architecture.
If you are a beginner who wants to learn how to draw cartoons, then get How to Draw Cartoons by a real life cartoon enthusiast and artist. If you love cartoons, but have had a hard time creating them, then it's time for you to learn the ABCs of cartooning. With simple steps and easy to follow examples, this book will take you from the ABCs of cartooning to the process of creating your first cartoon scene.
This essay takes as its focus two paintings by Johannes Vermeer (1632-75): The Milkmaid c.1661-62 and Woman Holding a Balance c.1662-65, and considers critical approaches to the artist by four historians, Edward A. Snow, Lawrence Gowing, John Michael Montias, and Martin Pops. Its aim is not solely to describe Vermeer's art, but by a process of comparative analysis to discern the various standpoints of his biographers, and to clarify their methodologies in research.
The work of the photographer, theatrical designer, narcissist, snob, careerist, and exceptionally talented Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), including 18,000 vintage prints, negatives and transparencies, contact sheets and 45 books of cuttings are at the Victoria & Albert Museum. They have all been brilliantly culled for the alluring and significant exhibition of some of Beaton's royal portraits, billed as A Diamond Jubilee Celebration.