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The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Julia Cameron

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

March 04, 2002

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<p><b>"Without <i>The Artist's Way</i>, there would have been no <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>.” —Elizabeth Gilbert</b></p><p><b>The Artist’s Way</b> is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today<b>—</b>or perhaps even more so<b>—</b>than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of <b>The Artist’s Way</b> and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes <b>The Artist’s Way</b> for today's creatives.</p>
Tell Me Who I Am: The Story Behind the Netflix Documentary: Now ...
by , Marcus Lewis

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

July 04, 2013

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<p>Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin.</p><p>Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you. Why the secrets? Why the silences? You have no choice but to begin again.</p><p>This has been Alex's reality: a world where memories are just the stories people tell you, where fact and fiction are impossible to distinguish. With dogged courage he has spent years hunting for the truth about his hidden past and his remarkable family. His quest to understand his true identity has revealed shocking betrayals and a secret tragedy, extraordinary triumph over crippling adversity and, above all, redemption founded on brotherly love.</p><p>Marcus his twin brother has sometimes been a reluctant companion on this journey, but for him too it has led to staggering revelations and ultimately the shedding of impossible burdens. </p><p>Their story spans continents and eras, from 1950s debutantes and high society in the Home Counties to a remote island in the Pacific and 90s raves. Disturbing, funny, heart-breaking and affirming, Alex and Marcus's determination to rebuild their lives makes us look afresh at how we choose to tell our stories.</p>
Leonardo da Vinci Cartographer and Inventor of the Google Map
by Ann C. Pizzorusso

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English

Pages

37

Publication Date

November 06, 2019

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We can access any location on Earth with a simple click on our computer or cell phone. This wasn’t always the case, but it was always a desire, for man has continually sought to understand the extent of the Earth and his place on it. While this is not a treatise on the history of cartography, it will serve to show the vital importance of maps and the little known, but extraordinary accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci as a Renaissance cartographer. Since many examples of his maps survive today, (with an extensive collection in the Royal Collection Library at Windsor Castle), we can appreciate not only his skill, but the instruments he invented to achieve nearly perfect accuracy in his measurements. He melded his knowledge of geology, engineering, surveying, hydrology, and of course art to revolutionize cartography. We can see his innovations on every map we use today and can even name him the inventor of the Google Map.
POPism: The Warhol Sixties
by , Pat Hackett

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 03, 2015

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Anecdotal, funny, frank, <i>POPism</i> is Warhol’s personal view of the Pop phenomenon in New York in the 1960s and a look back at the relationships that made up the scene at the Factory, including his rela­tionship with Edie Sedgewick, focus of the film <i>Factory Girl.</i> In the detached, back-fence gossip style he was famous for, Warhol tells all—the ultimate inside story of a decade of cultural revolution.
Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families
by Susanne Kippenberger

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English

Pages

564

Publication Date

February 21, 2012

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Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much a player in the international art world of the 1970s right up until his death in 1997, commissioning work from artists such as Jeff Koons and Mike Kelley, and acting as unofficial ringleader to a generation of German artists. Written by the artist's sister, Susanne Kippenberger, this first English-language biography draws both from personal memories of their shared childhood and exhaustive interviews with Kippenberger's extended family of friends and colleagues in the art world. Kippenberger gives insight into the psychology and drive behind this playful and provocative artist.<b>This is the ebook edition of <i>Kippenberger</i>, originally published in print form in January 2012.<p></p></b>
The Da Vinci Notebooks: A Dazzling Array of da Vinci's Celebrated...
by Leonardo da Vinci

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 25, 2011

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<b>“Here’s Leonardo, raw and unmediated, on art, color, anatomy, astronomy and much more</b><b>” (</b><b><i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><b>).</b><br />  <br /> Towering across time as the creator of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilization. His keen scientific imagination and, most of all, his aesthetic and creative genius have forever changed the course of our culture. Dan Brown’s <i>The Da Vinci Code </i>and recent in-depth biographies have stimulated renewed interest in da Vinci and his complex and inquiring intelligence.<br />  <br /> He is a challenging figure easily defined only by his great works, but this revealing selection of sketches, diagrams, and writings from his notebooks is a beautiful and varied record of da Vinci’s theories and observations. They embrace not only art but also architecture, town planning, engineering, naval warfare, music, medicine, mathematics, science, and philosophy. The notebooks—a treasure trove of unparalleled ingenuity, curiosity, and creative energy—have inspired readers for centuries. <i>The Da Vinci Notebooks </i>is the perfect introduction to the mysteries of a master artist.
Van Gogh: The Life
by , Gregory White Smith

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English

Pages

976

Publication Date

October 18, 2011

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • “The definitive biography for decades to come.”<b>—Leo Jansen, curator, the Van Gogh Museum, and co-editor of </b><i><b>Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Letters</b></i></b><br /></b><br />Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist: his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art. The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; his bouts of depression and mental illness; and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty-seven.<br />  <br /> Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted in more than seventy years. Naifeh and Smith have re-created Van Gogh’s life with an astounding vividness and psychological acuity that bring a completely new and sympathetic understanding to this unique artistic genius.<br /><b><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>• <i>The Washington Post </i>• <i>The Wall Street Journal </i>• <i>San Francisco Chronicle </i>• NPR • <i>The Economist </i>• <i>Newsday </i>• BookReporter </b><br /><br />“In their magisterial new biography, <i>Van Gogh: The Life, </i>Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith provide a guided tour through the personal world and work of that Dutch painter, shining a bright light on the evolution of his art. . . . What [the authors] capture so powerfully is Van Gogh’s extraordinary will to learn, to persevere against the odds.”<b><i>—</i>Michiko Kakutani, </b><i><b>The New York Times</b><br /></i><br />“Brilliant . . . Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith are the big-game hunters of modern art history. . . . [<i>Van Gogh</i>] rushes along on a tide of research. . . . At once a model of scholarship and an emotive, pacy chunk of hagiography.”<b>—Martin Herbert, <i>The Daily Telegraph </i>(London)</b>
The Films in My Life
by François Truffaut

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English

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Publication Date

August 24, 2014

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<b>From a cinematic grand master, “one of the most readable books of movie criticism, and one of the most instructive” (<i>American Film Institute</i>).</b><br />  <br /> An icon. A rebel. A legend. The films of François Truffaut defined an exhilarating new form of cinema for moviegoers the world over. But before Truffaut became a great director, he was a critic who stood at the vanguard, pioneering an innovative way to view movies and to write about the cinematic arts. Now, for the first time in eBook, the legendary director shares his own words, as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time examines the art of movie-making through engaging and deeply personal reviews about the movies he loves. Truffaut writes extensively about his heroes, from Hitchcock to Welles, Chaplin to Renoir, Buñuel to Bergman, Clouzot to Cocteau, Capra to Hawks, Guitry to Fellini, sharing analysis and insight as to what made them film legends, and how their work led Truffaut and his fellow directors into classics like <i>The 400 Blows</i>, <i>Jules and Jim</i>, and the French New Wave movement.<br />  <br /> Articulate and candid, <i>The Films in My Life</i> is for everyone who has sat in a dark movie theater and dreamed.<br />  <br /> “Truffaut brings the same intelligence and grace to the printed page that he projects onto the screen. <i>The Films in My Life</i> provides a rare knowledgeable look at movies and moviemaking.” —<i>Newsday</i>
Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Crea...
by Marc Silber

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English

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Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon New Release! — Find Your Creative Artist Within</strong></h3><p><strong>Creative conversations from some of the world's top photographers, filmmakers, Grammy award winners, TED presenters, actors, CEOs and more!</strong></p><p><strong>Time for a new mindset.</strong> Many of us think of creativity as something distant and incompatible with daily life—a skill that artists get to use, but not the rest of us. Maybe you feel like a land-locked surfer, yearning for exhilarating rides. Or maybe you live for the few hours a week when you can take photographs, paint, or write. It’s time for a new mindset. <em>Create</em> shows you how to rediscover the artist within you.</p><p><strong>Live a more creative life.</strong> People who make a living in the creative arts know that there is a cycle to unlocking the imagination. Visualize, know your tools, work your craft, refine, share. When you tap into this cycle, you’ll find ways to operate at your highest state in all aspects of life.</p><p><strong>Find your creative purpose.</strong> Overcoming the barriers to innovation is easier than you think. Marc Silber, best selling author, award-wining creative and educator, shows you how to avoid the traps of procrastination, overthinking, and self-doubt. The exercises in <em>Create</em> are specifically designed to help you find certainty and confidence in self-expression.</p><p><strong>Learn how to:</strong></p><ul><li>Master the techniques of visualization</li><li>Draw inspiration from the world around you</li><li>Collaborate with people who can further your vision</li><li>Share with others to spread the joy</li></ul><p><strong>If you enjoyed motivational books like <em>The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life</em>, <em>Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative</em>, <em>Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear</em>, and Julia Cameron’s <em>The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition</em>, you’ll love <em>Create</em>.</strong></p>
Life with Picasso (New York Review Books Classics)
by , Carlton Lake

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>Françoise Gilot's candid memoir remains the most revealing portrait of Picasso written, and gives fascinating insight into the intense and creative life shared by two modern artists.</b><br /><br />Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young woman defied their wishes and set her sights on being an artist. Her introduction to Picasso led to a friendship, a love affair, and a relationship of ten years, during which Gilot gave birth to Picasso’s two children, Paloma and Claude. Gilot was one of Picasso’s muses; she was also very much her own woman, determined to make herself into the remarkable painter she did indeed become.<br /><br /><i>Life with Picasso</i>, written with Carlton Lake and published in 1961, is about Picasso the artist and Picasso the man. We hear him talking about painting and sculpture, his life, his career, as well as other artists, both contemporaries and old masters. We glimpse Picasso in his many and volatile moods, dismissing his work, exultant over his work, entertaining his various superstitions, being an anxious father. But Life with Picasso is not only a portrait of a great artist at the height of his fame; it is also a picture of a talented young woman of exacting intelligence at the outset of her own notable career.

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