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Art Is Dead: A Manifesto for Revolution in the Visual Arts

by Ted Mikulski

If you were asked to name your favorite living visual artist what would you say? Unfortunately, the average American does not have an answer to that question, nor can they rationalize a piece of art beyond the Mona Lisa. Intriguing and entertaining, Art is Dead takes a profound look at visual art in America through the eyes of artist and art professor Ted Mikulski. This book steps outside of the conventional art bubble and rationalizes how we in America perceive both art and the artists creating it. Art Is Dead takes a stab at the question, why don?t Americans know more about art? Drawing on interviews with artists, gallery owners, curators, and those not involved in the art world, Mikulski takes the reader on a journey into visual arts current status in society. Artists will always be around, but are they revered? Are they appreciated? And more importantly, are they figureheads in society?

Art Journal Art Journey

by Nichole Rae

Words--Color--Courage Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps. Begin by putting the journal in art journal: A variety of prompts and writing styles help you breathe life into your hopes, feelings and intentions. Then put the art in art journal: Use your writing to develop a theme for your art journal. Illustrate your story by adding photos, illustrations and ephemera. Finally, explore your creative process: Ponder color, words and symbols as you build beautifully layered collage pages. Along this art journaling path, you'll find the strength to listen to your heart and find your creative voice. All you have to do is Embrace the Journey. Includes: Journaling prompts 15 mixed-media and collage techniques Dozens of inspirational journal pages

Art Journal Freedom

by Dina Wakley

Art Journal Color! Art Journal Composition! Art Journal Freedom! Color is all around us and we often find ourselves drawn to particular combinations or arrangements. But how can you effectively and artistically capture those eye-catching compositions in your art journal? It's true, art journaling has no "rules" and is a safe place for free expression of your one-of-a-kind life. But knowledge is power and knowing the "rules" of color and composition gives you the freedom to use and break them willfully to create the effects you want. Dina shares these principles in a fun and approachable way with dozens upon dozens of unique journal pages to show you just some of the many possibilities. Inside You Will Find: Lessons and tips about composition and color including dominance and repetition, symmetry, contrast and the power of black and white. 10 step-by-step technique demonstrations. Dozens of color and design tips and page challenges.

Art Journal Freedom

by Dina Wakley

Art Journal Color! Art Journal Composition! Art Journal Freedom! Color is all around us and we often find ourselves drawn to particular combinations or arrangements. But how can you effectively and artistically capture those eye-catching compositions in your art journal? It's true, art journaling has no "rules" and is a safe place for free expression of your one-of-a-kind life. But knowledge is power and knowing the "rules" of color and composition gives you the freedom to use and break them willfully to create the effects you want. Dina shares these principles in a fun and approachable way with dozens upon dozens of unique journal pages to show you just some of the many possibilities. Inside You Will Find: Lessons and tips about composition and color including dominance and repetition, symmetry, contrast and the power of black and white. 10 step-by-step technique demonstrations. Dozens of color and design tips and page challenges.

Art Journal Kickstarter

by Kristy Conlin

Kickstart your art journaling journey today!With back-to-back journal pages from more than 100 art journaling enthusiasts, you'll embark on an exploration filled with top-notch techniques and the kind of journal fodder that your artistic soul has been craving! So soak it up and discover the stories behind each artist's personal pages.Look inside for creativity at every turn!140+ original art journal pagesDozens of journaling promptsTime-tested adviceUnbelievable inspirationMixed-media secretsFunky materialsAstounding layering techniques Let your art journaling transformation begin today as you uncover the simple strategies that will take you to the next level in your artistic journey!So go ahead. Start journaling your way!

Art Journey America: Landscapes

by Kathryn Kipp

Showcasing the work of more than 100 top contemporary American master artists of our day, this book features landscapes (a popular subject for art collectors and a tradition throughout American art history) from all across the country--east and west, north and south--rendered in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and mixed media. Accompanying each painting are the thoughts, techniques and inspirations for the paintings by each artist.

Art Journey America Landscapes

by Kathy Kipp

Showcasing the work of more than 100 top contemporary American master artists of our day, this book features landscapes (a popular subject for art collectors and a tradition throughout American art history) from all across the country-east and west, north and south-rendered in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and mixed media. Accompanying each painting are the thoughts, techniques and inspirations for the paintings by each artist.

Art Journey Portraits and Figures

by Rachel Rubin Wolf

Truth. Beauty. Experience. Emotion. The artists included in Art Journey: Portraits and Figures say they have discovered all of these things and more through their work. Sometimes it's in the eyes. Or perhaps it's the hint of an expression that seems to beckon one closer, begging to share a secret. Maybe it's the tilt of a chin. Or the posture or stance of one's subject. But in a well executed portrait or figure? Something special, something unique that is invariably revealed--oftentimes about both the subject and the artist. Covering a tantalizing range of styles, the works within illustrate the many ways today's best artists choreograph shape, value, line texture and color into compositions that create drama, tell a story and pull the viewer in. Featuring unusual perspectives, enticing contrasts and other dynamic design elements, Art Journey: Portraits and Figures delivers fresh inspiration for artists of every skill level and medium. Art and inspiration from 109 contemporary artists working in charcoal, pencil, pastel, colored pencil, scratchboard, pen and ink, and more 107 masterful works--the best in portraiture and figure work--demonstrating a wonderful diversity of styles Expert tips and advice and insights into the stories behind art

Art Labor, Sex Politics

by Siona Wilson

Contrary to critics who have called it the "undecade," the 1970s were a time of risky, innovative art--and nowhere more so than in Britain, where the forces of feminism and labor politics merged in a radical new aesthetic. In Art Labor, Sex Politics Siona Wilson investigates the charged relationship of sex and labor politics as it played out in the making of feminist art in 1970s Britain. Her sustained exploration of works of experimental film, installation, performance, and photography maps the intersection of feminist and leftist projects in the artistic practices of this heady period.Collective practice, grassroots activism, and iconoclastic challenges to society's sexual norms are all fundamental elements of this theoretically informed history. The book provides fresh assessments of key feminist figures and introduces readers to less widely known artists such as Jo Spence and controversial groups like COUM Transmissions. Wilson's interpretations of two of the best-known (and infamous) exhibitions of feminist art--Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document and COUM Transmissions' Prostitution--supply a historical context that reveals these works anew. Together these analyses demonstrate that feminist attention to sexual difference, sex, and psychic formation reconfigures received categories of labor and politics.How--and how much--do sexual politics transform our approach to aesthetic debates? What effect do the tropes of sexual difference and labor have on the very conception of the political within cultural practice? These are the questions that animate Art Labor, Sex Politics as it illuminates an intense and influential decade of intellectual and artistic experimentation.

The Art Lesson

by Tomie Depaola

Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules," he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the "rules" makes a wonderfully perceptive picture book about growing up and keeping one's individuality. Tomie dePaola is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona. Fans of all ages will be pleased to hear that The Art Lesson is, in fact, based on the artist's own experiences growing up, and offers a welcome glimpse into his past. This bright picture book is as covered with drawings as the walls of Tommy's parents' and grandparents' houses, and sends an inspirational message to budding artists and individualists. Break out the crayons!

Art, Life, and Nature in Japan

by Masaharu Anesaki Terence Barrow

The artistic and philosophical heritage of Japan has a special meaning for the modern world. During the present century, Japanese thought and Japanese art have exerted a strong influence on the western mind. Art, Life, and Nature in Japan takes us to the roots of Japanese culture and the origins of this influence.In this brief but deeply meaningful book Masaharu Anesaki provides a panoramic view of Japanese culture, with particular emphasis on the spirit of Japanese art. The book has, in fact, established itself as a classic, and it ranks with such other valuable works of its time as The Book of Tea, in which Kakuzo Okakura deals with a similar theme.Anesaki expresses himself in crystal-clear English to convey a message that is significant today as it was before World War II, when his book first appeared. He advocates peace and a turning inward to the beauty of art and nature. He is as familiar with the Zen philosophy of the samurai and the tea master as with sentiments of ancient court noblemen and the quiet thought of a humble peasant.

Art Made from Books

by Alyson Kuhn Brian Dettmer Laura Heyenga

Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today's most showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium. A preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn round out the collection.

Art (Merit Badge Series)

by Boy Scouts of America

This book introduces scouts to the wonder of art in many of its forms.

Art, Nature, and Religion in the Central Andes: Themes and Variations from Prehistory to Present

by Mary Strong

From prehistory to the present, the Indigenous peoples of the Andes have used a visual symbol system--that is, art--to express their sense of the sacred and its immanence in the natural world. Many visual motifs that originated prior to the Incas still appear in Andean art today, despite the onslaught of cultural disruption that native Andeans have endured over several centuries. Indeed, art has always been a unifying power through which Andeans maintain their spirituality, pride, and culture while resisting the oppression of the dominant society. In this book, Mary Strong takes a significantly new approach to Andean art that links prehistoric to contemporary forms through an ethnographic understanding of Indigenous Andean culture. In the first part of the book, she provides a broad historical survey of Andean art that explores how Andean religious concepts have been expressed in art and how artists have responded to cultural encounters and impositions, ranging from invasion and conquest to international labor migration and the internet. In the second part, Strong looks at eight contemporary art types--the scissors dance (danza de tijeras), home altars (retablos), carved gourds (mates), ceramics (ceramica), painted boards (tablas), weavings (textiles), tinware (hojalateria), and Huamanga stone carvings (piedra de Huamanga). She includes prehistoric and historic information about each art form, its religious meaning, the natural environment and sociopolitical processes that help to shape its expression, and how it is constructed or performed by today's artists, many of whom are quoted in the book.

Art Not by Eye: The Previously Sighted Visually Impaired Adult in Fine Arts Programs

by Yasha Lisenco

The book, in two parts, deal with avenues for adventitiously blind adult, and the blind and severely visually impaired adults in the art program.

Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

by Jeanette Winterson

In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores their power to exalt and unnerve, shock and transform us."Art Objects is a book to be admired for its effort to speak exorbitantly, urgently and sometimes beautifully about art and about our individual and collective need for serious art."--Los Angeles Times

The Art of Big Hero 6

by Chris Williams John Lasseter Jessica Julius Don Hall

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant robotics prodigy who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular The Art of series, published to coincide with the movie's U.S. release, features concept art from the film's creation--including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more--illuminated by quotes and interviews with the film's creators. Fans will love the behind-the-scenes insights into Disney's newest action comedy adventure.

The Art of Black and White Photography

by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

Over the last few years, most books on photography have been focused on the new breed of cameras and how to master the digital imaging workflow. In The Art of Black and White Photography author and photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann takes a different approach, focusing on image composition and image capture, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of black and white photography rather than on the digital workflow. After introducing the ground rules of composition, Hoffmann illustrates their applications with his own stunning black and white images that cover various photographic genres, including architecture, street photography, portraiture, and surreal photography. Also discussed are the elements of a "photographic language"', which distinguishes creative photography from random shooting. Finally, you will learn valuable post-processing techniques, mostly using Photoshop, that emphasize the functions necessary for creating outstanding black and white images. This second edition has been updated to include Photoshop CS5, as well as brand new images, content, and a revised layout.

The Art of Bonsai

by Giovanna M. Halford Yuji Yoshimura

Learn the ins and outs of proper bonsai design and care with this comprehensive Japanese gardening book.Japanese bonsai have long been admired throughout the world while their care and preservation have seemed shrouded in mystery. The Art of Bonsai is, however, a comparatively simple art to learn. Anyone with a love a plants, a little patience and this eminently practical book can create bonsai and keep a finished plant healthy and vigorous for generations.Included in this definitive volume are:Detailed, illustrated instructions on propagation and trainingHints for those growing bonsai in a hurry and apartment dwellersDaily and seasonal bonsai care practicesDealing with pests and bonsai troubleshootingHow to judge, select and exhibit bonsaiDetailed appendices on tools, equipment, soil analysesData on more than 300 species of plants used in making bonsaiThis classic work remains an eminently practical book and is the classic guide to bonsai care. It contains the essentials of an art that is one of Japan's most treasured traditions--sculpting beauty in living wood.

The Art of Brave

by Brenda Chapman John Lasseter Mark Andrews Jenny Lerew

Brave is Pixar's thirteenth feature film, but it marks two big firsts for the award-winning animation studio. It's Pixar's first feature film driven by a female lead and its first set in an ancient historical period. Against a backdrop of castles, forests, and highlands, Brave follows the fiery Merida as she clashes with the duty of her royal life and embarks on a journey through the rugged landscape of the dark ages of Scotland. At once epic and intimate, the latest Pixar masterpiece weaves a story of magic, danger, and adventure and the fierce bonds of family. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with the film's many artists and filmmakers, The Art of Brave showcases the gorgeous concept art that went into the making of this movie, including color scripts, storyboards, character studies, environment art, sculpts, and more. A Foreword by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews, the film's directors, and a preface by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter shed light on the creation of this landmark film.

The Art of Bridal Portrait Photography: Techniques for Lighting and Posing

by Marty Seefer

Provides methods for taking pre-wedding shots and on-location photographs, as well as lighting and posing techniques to minimize and conceal flaws.

The Art of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its History and Meaning

by Denise Patry Leidy

As its teachings spread from the Indian subcontinent in all directions across Asia, Buddhism influenced every culture it touched--from Afghanistan to Korea, from Mongolia to Java. Buddhist art is a radiant reflection of the encounter of the Buddha's teachings with the diverse civilizations that came under their sway. It is also an intriguing visual record of the evolution of Buddhist practice and philosophy over a period of more than two millennia. Denise Leidy's guide is the perfect introductory text for all those intrigued by this splendid aesthetic tradition. It also an essential resource for all who seek to understand Buddhist art as teaching.

The Art of Buying and Selling at Flea Markets

by Barry Berg

Flea Markets are considered one of the most democratic institutions around. A man wants to sell something, he pays a small fee for a space in an outdoor parking lot or a farmer's field, brings his own table, puts out his wares and he's in business . . . this is frontier capitalism.This guide is for all collectors and dealers who want to gain access to the universe of antiques and collectibles sold at flea markets, antique malls, or on the Internet. Author Barry Berg discusses what it really means to sell and buy in this arena. He provides tips on making the most of your efforts whether you are a collector or dealer. This handy resource guide gives advice and useful tips to beginners wanting to start a collection or a business dealing with collectibles.This book is a "must" for all who enjoy spending hours on end browsing the flea markets and finding those wonderful treasures.

The Art of Cars

by Michael Wallis John Lasseter Suzanne Fitzgerald Wallis

In the tradition of the smash hits Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles comes the newest film from Pixar Animation Studios, Cars, the story of a race car who learns that it's not all about the fast lane. (In fact, life begins at the off-ramp.) Offering an insider's view into the artistic development of Cars, this gorgeously illustrated book celebrates the whimsical yet painstaking research that fueled Pixar's directors, production designers, and artists. Fascinating storyboards, full-color pastels, on-the-road snapshots, and hundreds of character sketches reveal the origins of Pixar's charming and clever automobile-based world. Gleaned from the team's trips to racetracks and down the famed Route 66, The Art of Cars is as colorful as its memorable story and characters, making this book--the only movie tie-in for adults--a spirited ride down the road of a masterful animated feature film.Cars is a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film. 2006 by Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar Animation Studios. All rights reserved.

The Art of Cars 2

by John Lasseter Karen Paik Ben Queen

Cars 2 is a globetrotting, high-octane ride through the world of Lightning McQueen, his best friend Mater, and an international collection of completely new characters. The Art of Cars 2 follows the development of the second installment in the Cars series, from the first story concepts and the filmmakers' worldwide research to the intricate "carified" details that make up the unique Cars 2 universe. Featuring the behind-the-scenes concept art that went into the film's creation--including color scripts, storyboards, character studies, environmental art, sculpts, and more--as well as a forward by director and racecar-enthusiast John Lasseter, The Art of Cars 2 celebrates the art and intrigue of this amazing new Pixar film.

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