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Create beautiful jewelry for better wellbeing. Discover the power of creating unique pieces of adornment with the intention to heal. Inside Inspiritu you will turn pages borrowed from a dusty "prescriptions book" revealing restorative secrets of a legendary curandera - a woman healer - and will become inspired to create your own unique jewelry pieces to share with others. From creating your own clasps and jump rings to incorporating keepsakes with new elements there is much to discover here. You'll also:Master a variety of metalworking jewelry techniques such as forging, stamping, sawing, wirework and more. Learn the qualities instilled in specific colors and gemstones to truly target the needs of those you create jewelry for. See how easy it is to turn new objects into ones that appear aged and where to go to find vintage treasures to use in your works. Combine vintage elements with new materials to create striking pieces with both form and function. Pamper yourself or others using the plentiful suggestions for restorative teas and other healing treatments. Whether you enjoy making earrings, bracelets or necklaces, start creating beautiful jewelry for the betterment of your mind, body and soul. Look. Make. Meet.
From the prehistoric cave paintings to Andy Warhol's soup cans, this lively chronicle surveys the rich history of artistic expression. INSTANT ART HISTORY examines such geniuses as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Renoir, van Gogh, and the Impressionists as well as Dali, Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky, and Lichtenstein. With INSTANT ART HISTORY you'll learn: * How Mona Lisa's smile changed forever the grim face of portrait sitters. * The differences between Analytic and Synthetic Cubism. * How the avant-garde movements of Constructivism, Dadaism, and Surrealism of the 1920s redefined how society viewed art. * How the action paintings of the Abstract Expressionists allow the viewer to "feel" a painting, not just see it.
Intermediate Art: American B introduces students to the artists, cultures, and great works of art and architecture of North America, from the end of the Civil War through modern times. Students will:<P> * Study and create various works, from realistic to abstract to nonrepresentational, including prints, clay sculptures, architectural models, and paintings<P> * Investigate paintings in various styles, from Impressionistic to Pop. They learn about modern sculpture and folk art, and how photographers and painters have inspired one another. They examine examples of modern architecture, from skyscrapers to art museums<P> * Create artworks inspired by works they learn about, using many materials and techniques--after studying cityscapes by Edward Hopper and Stuart Davis, students make cityscapes with bold colors and shapes; and they make models of monumental sculpture inspired by Alexander Calder's sculpture
Intermediate Art: World A is designed to complement the World History: From Prehistory Through the Middle Ages course. Following the timeline of the K12 History program, lessons introduce students to the artists, cultures, and great works of world art and architecture from ancient through medieval times.
The book presents, with a thematic focus, a wide range of artworks and styles and groups them by the themes that served as inspiration for the works--people, places, animals and nature. Animals and stick people appeared on the walls of caves more than twelve thousand years ago which today as a visual link to our forebears. Celebrations and events are commemorated in paintings, sculpture, and photographs. These and other themes in Introducing Art will bring creative inspiration to the classroom.
Richard Crawford and Larry Hamberlin show how the lively interactions between the folk, popular, and classical spheres have made American music resonate with audiences around the world. Students will learn how to listen critically to eighty-eight pieces in all the major styles and genres, while gaining a clearer understanding of music's role in the history of American society, business, and technology.
From the author of Production for Graphic Designers 3e, this book provides an engaging introduction to the fundamentals of art and design. With a wide range of illustrations, Alan Pipes demonstrates in Part 1 (Elements) how an artist or designer fills a blank canvas, nothingness, with points, lines, shapes, textures, and colors in order to create a sense of space, time, and motion. Part 2 (Rules) reveals how to develop unity and harmony, balance, scale, and proportion, contrast and emphasis, and rhythm-all in the quest for a satisfying illusion. In addition, the author demonstrates his formidable knowledge of computer-aided art and design, supplementing it with his own color or black-white diagrams. This book is ideal for students embarking on courses in graphic design, fine art, and illustration-as well as allied courses in interior design, fashion design, textile design, industrial design, product design, and printmaking.
A collaborative study of the arts of literature, music, sculpture, architecture, and painting in the development of the Western tradition.
An undergraduate introduction to the music, painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Western world, featuring chapter objectives and summaries, pronunciation guides, and chronologies. Covers various periods from the ancient Greeks through the arts today, and includes material on the arts and society and the organization of the elements of art and music. This 10th edition contains increased recognition of women and minority artists, and boxes on selected individual works. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Noted needlework author and designer Shay Pendray shares her secrets for unique, inventive stitchery. From years of study in Japan and around the world, Shay has learned stitching techniques that will help you create one-of-a-kind works of art.
"This illustrated book provides an overview of Islamic art and architecture from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries, a time of the formation of a new artistic culture and its first, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by Ettinghausen and Grabar's original text, this book has been completely rewritten and updated to take into account recent information and methodological advances. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
First published by Random House in 1968, Russell H. Greenan's It Happened in Boston? is the story of a brilliantly talented, unbalanced artist who strives to meet God face-to-face in order to destroy Him. It is "a magic spell of a book--phantasmagoric, lushly written, full of unforgettable characters and brilliant twists of plot," writes Jonathan Lethem in his Introduction. With a vivid depiction of the art world and a breathtaking narrative that incorporates forgery, time travel, and murder, Greenan's hilarious and disturbing debut novel--now an underground cult classic--is ripe for rediscovery.
It Was Good builds on the foundation laid in other books that have explored the validity of a Christian's calling to and involvement in the arts. This collection of essays takes the next step in discussing the artist's calling. Understanding that faith in God impacts every area of life, It Was Good explores various issues related to making art from the unique perspective of a believer in Christ.
A tour-de-force of psychoanalytic biography, this controversial book explores Pollock's Oedipal relationship with his mother and his latent homosexuality.
In the full-length examination of Rosenquist's art, Michael Lobel weaves together close visual analysis in which Rosenquist's paintings were produced to offer bold new readings of a body of work that helped redefine art in the 1960s.
Dr Stephen Turnbull is internationally recognised for his research into and writing on Japanese military history. Here he applies his scholarship to an account of the evolution of Japanese defensive architecture and engineering, from early earthworks through to wooden and earth castles and, finally, the emergence of the stone towers that are so characteristic of the samurai. He also plots the adaptation of Japanese castles to accommodate the introduction of firearms. With unpublished photographs from the author's private collection and full-colour artwork, including detailed cutaways, this is an essential guide to the fascinating development of Japanese castles.
In the collection, eleven distinguished art and cultural historians - Bill Berkson, Niccolo Caldararo, Richard Candida Smith, Walter Hopps, Lucy R. Lippard, Greit Marcus, Sandra S. Phillips, Marla Prather, Carter Ratcliff, David A. Ross, and Martha Sherrill - unfold the story of the creation, as well as the tricky and painstaking rescue, of DeFeo's radiant masterpiece.
"Gee, Joan, if only you were French and male and dead." --New York art dealer to Joan Mitchell, the 1950s. She was a steel heiress from the Midwest--Chicago and Lake Forest (her grandfather built Chicago's bridges and worked for Andrew Carnegie). She was a daughter of the American Revolution--Anglo-Saxon, Republican, Episcopalian. She was tough, disciplined, courageous, dazzling, and went up against the masculine art world at its most entrenched, made her way in it, and disproved their notion that women couldn't paint.Joan Mitchell is the first full-scale biography of the abstract expressionist painter who came of age in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s; a portrait of an outrageous artist and her struggling artist world, painters making their way in the second part of America's twentieth century. As a young girl she was a champion figure skater, and though she lacked balance and coordination, accomplished one athletic triumph after another, until giving up competitive skating to become a painter. Mitchell saw people and things in color; color and emotion were the same to her. She said, "I use the past to make my pic[tures] and I want all of it and even you and me in candlelight on the train and every 'lover' I've ever had--every friend--nothing closed out. It's all part of me and I want to confront it and sleep with it--the dreams--and paint it."Her work had an unerring sense of formal rectitude, daring, and discipline, as well as delicacy, grace, and awkwardness.Mitchell exuded a young, smoky, tough glamour and was thought of as "sexy as hell." Albers writes about how Mitchell married her girlhood pal, Barnet Rosset, Jr.--scion of a financier who was head of Chicago's Metropolitan Trust and partner of Jimmy Roosevelt. Rosset went on to buy Grove Press in 1951, at Mitchell's urging, and to publish Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, et al., making Grove into the great avant-garde publishing house of its time. Mitchell's life was messy and reckless: in New York and East Hampton carousing with de Kooning, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, and others; going to clambakes, cocktail parties, softball games--and living an entirely different existence in Paris and Vétheuil.Mitchell's inner life embraced a world beyond her own craft, especially literature . . . her compositions were informed by imagined landscapes or feelings about places. In Joan Mitchell, Patricia Albers brilliantly reconstructs the painter's large and impassioned life: her growing prominence as an artist; her marriage and affairs; her friendships with poets and painters; her extraordinary work. Joan Mitchell re-creates the times, the people, and her worlds from the 1920s through the 1990s and brings it all spectacularly to life.
A biography of Johannes Vermeer.
From St. Peter's Basilica to the Capitoline Hill, this unique resource-part biography, part history, and part travel guide-provides an intimate portrait of the relationship between Michelangelo and the city he restored to artistic greatness. Lavishly illustrated and richly informative, this travel companion tells the story of Michelangelo's meteoric rise, his career marked by successive artistic breakthroughs, his tempestuous relations with powerful patrons, and his austere but passionate private life. Providing street maps that allow readers to navigate the city and discover Rome as Michelangelo knew it, each chapter focuses on a particular work that amazed Michelangelo's contemporaries and modern tourists alike.
We don't have to know what a painting is if we know how it makes us feel. A fun, fascinating survey of abstract art,Journeys to Abstractionoffers a behind-the-scenes look at how contemporary artists break free from literal depiction to rejoice in the pure expressive power of color, line and texture. 58 artists share 100 striking abstract paintings, along with the ideas, inspirations and diverse working processes behind them. Covers a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional media and techniques, including watercolor, collage, acrylics, ink and more. Four step-by-step demonstrations show how abstract pieces come together from start to finish. Discover how artists paint, pour, scrape, spray, carve, stamp, collage and otherwise build complex layers of texture and meaning. Painting with egg cartons, turning acrylic paints into shards of "stained glass," incorporating old "failed" paintings into fresh finished pieces. . . anything goes in abstract art! Marked by an inspiring freedom of form and content, this is a liberating book for any artist in search of new, dynamic forms of self-expression.
From the Book Jacket: Joy Adamson is a woman of many talents and immense energy. This lavishly illustrated volume reveals the scope of her interests and achievements as wood carver, flower painter, portraitist of birds, fish, insects, animals and people. In a delightfully vivid text keyed to the illustrations, joy Adamson tells about the background of her work in the visual arts. Married to a botanist, who took her to Kenya, she started collecting and painting the indigenous flora of East Africa. Exploring the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, she sketched the coral fish on the reef before their colors faded. She painted whatever aroused her interest : insects, reptiles, shells, and what she calls the wonders of nature-insects that shape themselves into flowers, and other forms of ingenious camouflage. On a Government commission, she made a record of the customs and costumes of the Kenya tribes, spending over six years living among these Africans, often in very isolated places. After her marriage to George Adamson, a Senior Game Warden of the Northern Frontier District, she became foster mother of lions, elephants, monkeys, a tree hyrax, a buffalo, and started her sensational work with cheetah. Living constantly near wild animals, she observed them at close range and made many sketches. This rich and varied life is here documented in pen and brush, a delight for lovers of nature and admirers of a gifted, intrepid woman, a pioneer in ecological concern.
The fascinating new book by the author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling: a saga of artistic rivalry and cultural upheaval in the decade leading to the birth of Impressionism.If there were two men who were absolutely central to artistic life in France in the second half of the nineteenth century, they were Edouard Manet and Ernest Meissonier. While the former has been labelled the "Father of Impressionism" and is today a household name, the latter has sunk into obscurity. It is difficult now to believe that in 1864, when this story begins, it was Meissonier who was considered the greatest French artist alive and who received astronomical sums for his work, while Manet was derided for his messy paintings of ordinary people and had great difficulty getting any of his work accepted at the all-important annual Paris Salon. Manet and Meissonier were the Mozart and Salieri of their day, one a dangerous challenge to the establishment, the other beloved by rulers and the public alike for his painstakingly meticulous oil paintings of historical subjects. Out of the fascinating story of their parallel careers, Ross King creates a lens through which to view the political tensions that dogged Louis-Napoleon during the Second Empire, his ignominious downfall, and the bloody Paris Commune of 1871. At the same time, King paints a wonderfully detailed and vivid portrait of life in an era of radical social change: on the streets of Paris, at the new seaside resorts of Boulogne and Trouville, and at the race courses and picnic spots where the new bourgeoisie relaxed. When Manet painted Dejeuner sur l'herbe or Olympia, he shocked not only with his casual brushstrokes (described by some as applied by a 'floor mop') but with his subject matter: top-hatted white-collar workers (and their mistresses) were not considered suitable subjects for 'Art'. Ross King shows how, benign as they might seem today, these paintings changed the course of history. The struggle between Meissonier and Manet to see their paintings achieve pride of place at the Salon was not just about artistic competitiveness, it was about how to see the world.Full of fantastic tidbits of information (such as the use of carrier pigeons and hot-air balloons during the siege of Paris), and a colourful cast of characters that includes Baudelaire, Courbet, and Zola, with walk-on parts for Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne, The Judgment of Paris casts new light on the birth of Impressionism and takes us to the heart of a time in which the modern French identity was being forged.
Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous- the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.
A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, Just My Type's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Schott's Original Miscellany.
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