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.
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.
Let's face it, art and literature are broad subjects, but Living Language A Shortcut to Art and Literature can get you started. This entertaining, irreverent, and funny program will help you reclaim vague memories of people, paintings, and periods; take part in conversations instead of just nodding and smiling; figure out who and what you'd like to know more about; and toss around references to Mondrian, Melville, and Monet.
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.
Audios for Rhythm study. "Rhythm Study" is a music textbook, the purpose of which is to teach the basics of reading rhythms in an efficient and easy manner. The audiobook is designed to meet the rhythm syllabus requirements of music schools all the way up to university level.
John Heskett wants to transform the way we think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal, and the car we drive to work in, to the medical equipment used to save lives. Design combines 'need' and 'desire' in the form of a practical object that can also reflect the user's identity and aspirations through its form and decoration. This concise guide also looks at how different cultures and individuals personalize objects.
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.
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.
Writing, like life, can be a difficult process, you just have to take it Word by Word. Provocative and witty, Lamott takes you beyond her book Bird by Bird and into her "writer's mind".
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"
Contemporary art has never been so popular - but what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? What is its role today, and who is controlling its future? Julian Stallabrass takes us inside the international art world to answer these and other controversial questions, and to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity. Its mysteries are all too easily explained, its depths much shallower than they seem.
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.
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....
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.
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.
Inside the Business of Graphic Design casts a precise and realistic light on the risks, requirements, and rewards of running a creative and successful design business. Whether you dream of setting up a small studio, or whether you've been on your own for years, this provocative guide is an important source of success strategies for every graphics professional.
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.
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."
The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills - artificial and real - and in the cafés and cabarets of Montmartre during the first decade of the century.
The first edition of Curators and Collections, published in 1997, was based on interviews and features published in the quarterly review, Cv Journal of Art and Crafts (1988-1991). These recorded the launch of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1991, the construction of Tate Modern in 1997, as well as exploring special collections at the National Gallery, Courtauld Gallery, The British Museum, and Royal Photographic Society.
Pia Soto is the sexy and glamorous prima ballerina, the Brazilian bombshell who's shaking up the ballet world with her outrageous behaviour. She's wild and precocious, and she's a survivor. But ruthless financier Will Silk has Pia in his sights, and has other ideas...Sophie O'Farrell is Pia's hapless, gawky assistant, the girl-next-door to Pia's Prima Donna. When a devastating accident threatens to cut short Pia's illustrious career, Sophie has to step out of the shadows and face up to the demons in her own life.
David Rose interviews Declan MacGonagle about his appointment as the primary director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham. They discuss in detail the director's view of a contemporary museum of art and his ambitions for its program within its local and international context. The dialogue probes previous appointments in Derry and at the ICA London.
A presentation by exhibition curator Catherine David in 1997 describes her plans for Documenta X Kassel; title 'Retroperspective', including works by Joseph Beuys and Walter de Maria. She proposes the ambitions of the projects, in linking strands of modern and progressive art, with aspirations of different nationalities and cultures.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.