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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

by M. H. Abrams

This highly acclaimed study analyzes the various trends in English criticism during the first four decades of this century.

Mix Your Own Oil Colors: An Artist's Guide To Successful Color Mixing

by Jeremy Galton

Color is the key to a successful painting, and this comprehensive guide to color mixing provides all the information that both beginners and experienced artists will need. In a concise format with easy-to-read charts, this book introduces the basics of color theory and then presents detailed descriptions for mixes of every major color group, complete with full-color examples of finished paintings. It is a reference tool you'll refer to again and again.

Mixed Media Revolution: Creative Ideas for Reusing Your Art

by Darlene Olivia Mcelroy Sandra Duran Wilson

Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent! With Mixed Media Revolution, you'll learn how to leverage your art and take your paintings and transfers to the next level! Leftovers, little bits and scraps, pieces of art that didn't turn out quite right...we all have them. And it hurts to have to throw them away. But what if someone could suggest another way? Another way, perhaps, to get one more use out of that transparency. Or cut up a piece of art and put it back together differently. Or use leftover paint to create one-of-a-kind transfers? Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, in their groundbreaking third book, will show you how to do all those things and more! Inside You'll Find: 10 themed chapters More than 50 fully stepped-out, photographic mixed media techniques More than 80 additional fast and easy techniques Dozens of troubleshooting tips and variations More than 70 big, beautiful finished pieces of art illustrating the techniques Links to online bonus content You'll find something new and exciting on every page--add Mixed Media Revolution to your creative toolbox and expand your artistic horizons today!

The Model American Abroad

by John Virtue

The untold story of Stirling Dickinson, the shy Chicago millionaire who made San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a famous art colony. The book describes Dickinson's philanthropy and his love for Mexico and its people.

Modern Art and the Death of a Culture

by H. R. Rookmaaker

This disturbing but illuminating classic is a brilliant perspective on the cultural turmoil of the radical sixties and its impact on today's world, especially as reflected in the art of the time. Rookmaaker's enduring analysis looks at modern art in a broad historical, social, and philosophical context, laying bare the despair and nihilism that pervade our era. He also shows the role Christian artists can play in proclaiming truth through their work.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: 110 Masterworks

by Andrea Kames Mark Thistlethwaite Michael Auping

In honour of the Modern Art Museum's 110th anniversary and the inauguration of the striking new building in Fort Worth, designed by the famous Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, 110 artists have been specifically chosen for inclusion in this highly illustrated publication.

Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

by David Cottington

Public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of the Tate Modern in London and the Bilbao Guggenheim. Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction engages general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and history. The book focuses on interrogating the idea of "modern" art by asking such questions as: What makes a work of art qualify as modern, or fail to? How has this selection been made? What is the relationship between modern and contemporary art? Is "postmodernist" art no longer modern, or just no longer modernist? In either case, why--and what does this claim mean, both for art and the idea of "the modern?" Cottingham examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin's Bed (1999). He also looks at the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler, to Charles Saatchi.

Modern English Painters, Volume 3: Hennell to Hockney

by John Rothenstein

In writing about one's contemporaries, unlike those of earlier ages, one has no incontrovertible standards by which to judge their work. The writer must form his own judgments, well aware that in the future the qualities and shortcomings of his subjects are likely to be assessed quite differently. He must also be aware of his own shortcomings.

The Modern History of Art Therapy in the United States

by Maxine Borowsky Junge

In her history of art therapy in the United States Junge (clinical art therapy, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, emerita) explodes across the page with her passionate commitment to the field and the people who developed it, many of them friends of hers. She begins with the naming of the discipline in the 1940s. Each section contains short biographies of and interviews with those who pioneered the field. There are also notations of important social and political events that affected the way in which art therapists worked. The book progresses by decade detailing the successes and setbacks in creating the profession and having it recognized as valid. She concludes by saying that it is satisfying to have achieved so much but that she hopes that art therapy will never become codified and regimented. If other art therapists are at all like Junge there is no danger of that happening. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Modern Portrait Poem: From Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound

by Frances Dickey

In The Modern Portrait Poem, Frances Dickey recovers the portrait as a poetic genre from the 1860s through the 1920s. Combining literary and art history, she examines the ways Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Swinburne, and J. M. Whistler transformed the genre of portraiture in both painting and poetry. She then shows how their new ways of looking at and thinking about the portrait subject migrated across the Atlantic to influence Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Amy Lowell, E. E. Cummings, and other poets. These poets creatively exposed the Victorian portrait to new influences ranging from Manet's realism to modern dance, Futurism, and American avant-garde art. They also condensed, expanded, and combined the genre with other literary modes including epitaph, pastoral, and Bildungsroman. Dickey challenges the tendency to view Modernism as a break with the past and as a transition from aural to visual orientation. She argues that the Victorian poets and painters inspired the new generation of Modernists to test their vision of Aestheticism against their perception of modernity and the relationship between image and text. In bridging historical periods, national boundaries, and disciplinary distinctions, Dickey makes a case for the continuity of this genre over the Victorian/Modernist divide and from Britain to the United States in a time of rapid change in the arts.

Modern Recording Techniques (7th Edition)

by David Miles Huber Robert E. Runstein

Focal Press is proud to present a completely updated edition of the most popular and authoritative recording guide on the market. New for 2009, the seventh edition of David Huber's classic carries you into today's exciting age of audio production, where you can create and record music in ways that few ever dreamed possible. This definitive handbook guides you through the process of creating, understanding and mastering both the professional and project studio. From recording basics to the most cutting-edge techniques available, MRT provides you with complete understanding of the tools and day-to-day practices of music recording and production. Newly expanded and updated chapters cover the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), plug-ins, looping, groove tools, surround sound, mastering and more. With its interactive companion website (www.modrec.com) featuring instructional videos full of bonus tips and tricks, new tutorials, an indispensable audio glossary, and much more, this dynamite book/website combo leaves no recording question unanswered, and gives you the chance to share ideas, get tips, and seek out expert advice just when you need it.

Modernism at the Barricades: Aesthetics, Politics, Utopia

by Stephen Eric Bronner

How the artistic and intellectual experiments of the modernist avant garde forged a new cultural politics.

Modernist America: Art, Music, Movies, and the Globalization of American Culture

by Richard Pells

America's global cultural impact is largely seen as one-sided, with critics claiming that it has undermined other countries' languages and traditions. But contrary to popular belief, the cultural relationship between the United States and the world has been reciprocal, says Richard Pells. The United States not only plays a large role in shaping international entertainment and tastes, it is also a consumer of foreign intellectual and artistic influences. Pells reveals how the American artists, novelists, composers, jazz musicians, and filmmakers who were part of the Modernist movement were greatly influenced by outside ideas and techniques. People across the globe found familiarities in American entertainment, resulting in a universal culture that has dominated the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and fulfilled the aim of the Modernist movement--to make the modern world seem more intelligible. Modernist America brilliantly explains why George Gershwin's music, Cole Porter's lyrics, Jackson Pollock's paintings, Bob Fosse's choreography, Marlon Brando's acting, and Orson Welles's storytelling were so influential, and why these and other artists and entertainers simultaneously represent both an American and a modern global culture.

Monet (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

by Mike Venezia

This biography designed for younger readers tells some fascinating facts about Claude Monet's life, as well as giving descriptions of his Impressionist painting style and famous paintings he has painted.

The Monster Book of Manga

by Estudio Joso

Learn to draw manga with this great value, monster-sized practical sourcebook of hundreds of step-by-step manga drawings. The most popular manga figures and themes are covered - girls, boys, monsters, samurai, fantasy and science fiction. The popularity of manga comics and graphic novels continues to grow in the UK, inspiring considerable interest in learning how to draw in this exciting style. The Monster Book of Manga is divided into sections focusing on the most popular manga themes. Each figure is broken down into six stages, accompanied by step-by-step instructions, taking the reader from an initial black and white sketch to the final colour artwork. Throughout there are many practical suggestions, hints and tips. In addition, there are useful sections on anatomy, lighting and the digital studio.

The Monster Book of Manga Steampunk Gothic

by Jorge Balaguer

Enter an alternative world ruled by steam-powered machinery, Victorian elegance, and futuristic technology by creating your own elaborate manga characters in Steampunk, the latest volume in the bestselling Monster Book of Manga series.This easy-to-follow guidebook brings to life more than thirty avant-garde manga characters fit for a steampunk universe where fantasy, science, and history collide. Through advanced illustration techniques and step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to easily transform rough sketches into intricately inked graphics, all adorned in clockwork motifs, rich colors, and Space Age attire. Characters include pirates, sci-fi soldiers, industrial aviators, witches, time travelers, robots, and vampires. Whether you're a novice or a skilled artist, The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk is the definitive guide to creating your very own collection of steampunk manga characters.

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres

by Henry Adams

"Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres" is one of the most distinguished contributions to literature and one of the most valuable adjuncts to the study of medievalism America thus far has produced. The rediscovery of this great epoch of Christian civilization has had issue in many and valuable works on its religion, its philosophy, its economics, its politics, and its art. It holds its importance as a revelation of the eternal glory of medieval art and the elements that brought it into being.

Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Post-Colonial India

by Tapati Guha-Thakurta

Art history as it is largely practiced in Asia as well as in the West is a western invention. In India, works of art-sculptures, monuments, paintings-were first viewed under colonial rule as archaeological antiquities, later as architectural relics, and by the mid-20th century as works of art within an elaborate art-historical classification. Tied to these views were narratives in which the works figured, respectively, as sources from which to recover India's history, markers of a lost, antique civilization, and symbols of a nation's unique aesthetic, reflecting the progression from colonialism to nationalism. The nationalist canon continues to dominate the image of Indian art in India and abroad, and yet its uncritical acceptance of the discipline's western orthodoxies remains unquestioned, the original motives and means of creation unexplored. The book examines the role of art and art history from both an insider and outsider point of view, always revealing how the demands of nationalism have shaped the concept and meaning of art in India. The author shows how western custodianship of Indian "antiquities" structured a historical interpretation of art; how indigenous Bengali scholarship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries attempted to bring Indian art into the nationalist sphere; how the importance of art as a representation of national culture crystallized in the period after Independence; and how cultural and religious clashes in modern India have resulted in conflicting "histories" and interpretations of Indian art. In particular, the author uses the depiction of Hindu goddesses to elicit conflicting scenarios of condemnation and celebration, both of which have at their core the threat and lure of the female form, which has been constructed and narrativized in art history. -- Vidya Dehejia, Columbia University

Mount Vernon (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Mary Collins

Describes the history of the Virginia estate that was home to this country's first president and is now maintained as a national landmark.

Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

This is a delightful book. Let three white mice help your children learn about colors and what happens when paints are mixed.

Moving over the Edge: Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap

by Pamela K. Walker

A book about the author's coming of age alongside disability activists and artists with disabilities, reflecting the sociological evolution from disability rights to disability culture. It features many of the artists and groups that emerged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1980s, including Axis Dance Company, Bruce Curtis, CJ Jones, David Roche, Cheryl Marie Wade and Wry Crips Disabled Women's Theater.

Mumford on Modern Art in the 1930s

by Lewis Mumford

Although Lewis Mumford is widely acknowledged as the seminal American critic of architecture and urbanism in the twentieth century, he is less known for his art criticism.

The Mural at the Waverly Inn: A Portrait of Greenwich Village Bohemians

by Dorothy Gallagher Edward Sorel

Sorel--whose caricatures and drawings regularly appear in The New Yorker and on its cover--chose forty Greenwich Village greats from the past 150 years to cavort in bacchanalian splendor. Each of the 40 makes a solo appearance in these pages alongside a charming, telling vignette of his or her life by Dorothy Gallagher, then appears in a foldout of the entire mural at the back of the book.

Museum Movies: The Museum of Modern Art and the Birth of Art Cinema

by Haidee Wasson

Haidee Wasson provides a rich cultural history of cinema's transformation from a passing amusement to an enduring art form by mapping the creation of the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, established in 1935. The film library pioneered an expansive moving image network, comprising popular, abstract, animated, American, Canadian, and European films.

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