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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>
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.
A Moveable Feast
by rnestHemingway

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English

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Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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Begun in the autumn of 1957 and published posthumously in 1964, Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. A correspondent for the Toronto Star, Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War and at the beginning of the transformation of Europe's cultural landscape: Braque and Picasso were experimenting with cubist form; James Joyce, long living in self-imposed exile from his native Dublin, had just completed Ulysses; Gertrude Stein held court at 27 Rue de Fleurus, and deemed young Ernest a member of une generation perdue; and T.S. Eliot was a bank clerk in London. It was during these years that the as-of-yet unpublished young writer gathered the material for his first novel The Sun Also Rises, and the subsequent masterpieces that followed.
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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<DIV><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></DIV>
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>
Batman, el héroe: La trilogía de Christopher Nolan (Cine) (Span...
by Raúl Álvarez Gómez

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Spanish

Pages

162

Publication Date

November 01, 2018

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<b> El <i>Batman</i> de Christopher Nolan se ha convertido en una referencia de prestigio para el cine de superhéroes contemporáneo.  </b><p>Nolan propone un discurso crítico sobre la respuesta occidental a los atentados del 11S y a la crisis financiera de 2008, entre otros sucesos relevantes de la primera década del siglo. Y lo hace con la espectacular narrativa audiovisual propia de esta clase de producciones. </p><p>El héroe de Gotham se mueve así en un ámbito alegórico, donde villanos como el Joker representan el miedo y la ansiedad propios de un mundo en el que se han roto para siempre los lazos con la modernidad. </p>
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas's Master...
by Camille Laurens

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English

Pages

174

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b>This absorbing, heartfelt work uncovers the story of the real dancer behind Degas’s now-iconic sculpture, shedding light on the struggles of late nineteenth-century Parisian life. </b><br /><br />She is famous throughout the world, but how many know her name? You can admire her figure in Washington, Paris, London, New York, Dresden, or Copenhagen, but where is her grave? We know only her age, fourteen, and the work that she did—because it was already grueling work, at an age when children today are sent to school. In the 1880s, she danced as a “little rat” at the Paris Opera, and what is often a dream for young girls now wasn’t a dream for her. She was fired after several years of intense labor; the director had had enough of her repeated absences. She had been working another job, even two, because the few pennies the Opera paid weren’t enough to keep her and her family fed. She was a model, posing for painters or sculptors—among them Edgar Degas.<br />  <br /> Drawing on a wealth of historical material as well as her own love of ballet and personal experiences of loss, Camille Laurens presents a compelling, compassionate portrait of Marie van Goethem and the world she inhabited that shows the importance of those who have traditionally been overlooked in the study of art.
Herding Cats: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
by Sarah Andersen

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<DIV>". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … "<BR />--<I>The Huffington Post</I><BR /><BR />Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations.<I> Sarah's Scribbles</I> is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. </DIV>
Vincent Van Gogh: Naissance d'une vocation (Naissance d'une vocat...
by Pauline Querlioz

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French

Pages

114

Publication Date

April 22, 2019

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<b>Découvrez Van Gogh, l'homme qui se cache sous le mythe du génie torturé, emporté par ses "crises" et sa maladie.</b><br /><br />Parce qu’on a souvent fait de Van Gogh un génie torturé, emporté par ses « crises » et sa maladie, on connaît peu l’homme qui se cache derrière le mythe. Avant Gauguin, avant Arles, avant Paris et la découverte des impressionnistes, il y a ce jeune homme sensible, singulier, tantôt amoureux, tantôt déprimé, tiraillé par le besoin de répondre aux exigences paternelles tout comme par celui de partir en quête de lui-même. Entre une mère douloureusement éprouvée et un père autoritaire, le jeune Vincent cherche dans la nature un peu de sentiment, de réconfort. Ses expériences enfantines dans la campagne hollandaise seront un puits important d’ émotions et de sensations pour ses toiles futures.<br />Ce n’est qu’ à l’âge de vingt-sept ans, après avoir affronté les terres noires du Borinage et la misère des miniers, que Van Gogh s’engagera fermement dans le dessin. Son œuvre sera d’ abord sociale, engagée, apte à exprimer sa révolte intérieure. Puis la passion amoureuse le jettera dans les feux éclatants de la couleur, à la découverte de la peinture.<br />Van Gogh n’est pas un peintre fou. Longtemps, il a cherché sa place dans une société qui n’aura eu de cesse, par la suite, de l’en rejeter. De l’adolescent absent et renfermé au jeune homme libre et passionné, ce récit intimiste retrace le parcours atypique d’un artiste en devenir. Dans un style poétique et sensible, il nous livre plusieurs épisodes souvent méconnus de la vie du peintre.<br /><br /><b>De l’adolescent absent et renfermé au jeune homme libre et passionné, ce récit biographique romancé et intimiste retrace le parcours atypique d’un artiste en devenir, dans un style poétique et sensible.</b><br /><br />EXTRAIT<br /><br />La pièce est éclairée par les hautes fenêtres, bien qu’étroites le soleil s’y cogne. On aperçoit quelques arbres, dont les branches s’émeuvent d’un vent frais de novembre, c’est encore l’après-midi, le soir tombera vite. Vincent soupire. La vue de la fenêtre le happe. Il repose son crayon sur le bord du pupitre. Une ombre s’avance. Il la sent venir, malgré sa rêverie. L’ombre passe devant la fenêtre, dissout son égarement par son austérité et sa forte carrure. Vincent frissonne. Une seconde, il a cru voir quelqu’un d’autre à la place de son professeur. Ce dernier le réprimande de sa voix grondante. Vincent soupire, tente de se remettre dans les nœuds du dessin. Le professeur le guette, penché sur son épaule.<br />– Ne voyez-vous donc pas qu’il manque quelque chose ! Votre dessin est à plat ! Il n’y a pas de profondeur, aucun plan différent ! Et votre point de fuite ? Pouvez-vous seulement me dire où il se trouve ?<br /><br />À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR<br /><br /><b>Pauline Querlioz</b> est née à La Côte Saint André (Isère) en 1987. En 2008 elle obtient une Licence de Lettres Modernes à l'université de Grenoble. Puis elle s'installe à Paris pour devenir écrivain public, et travaille comme bénévole à la Maison d'Arrêt de Nanterre. En 2014 elle participe aux ateliers d'écriture de la Butte aux Cailles animés par Yanne Dimay.
Camille Pissarro: 150 Impressionist Paintings - Post-Impressionis...
by , Denise Ankele

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

July 12, 2011

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CAMILLE PISSARRO Art Book contains 150 HD Reproductions of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes with gallery page for all images, museum links and interesting facts page below. Book includes Table of Contents, Top 50 Museums of the World and is compatible with all Kindle devices, Kindle for iOS and Android tablets (use rotate and/or zoom feature on landscape/horizontal images for optimal viewing).<br /><br />BORN: July 10, 1830 in Charlotte Amalie, Danish West Indies.<br />DIED: November 13,1903 in Paris. France.<br /><br />MOVEMENT: Impressionism, Post Impressionism.<br /><br />INTERESTING FACTS:<br />§ Pissarro was credited with inventing the style of Impressionism.<br />§ Pissarro attended the Academie Suisse with Monet, Guillaumin and Cezanne.<br />§ He lost almost 1500 paintings during the Franco-Prussian War when he was forced to move to London.<br />§ Pissarro established ‘Société Anonyme des Artistes, Peintres, Sculpteurs et Graveur’ for he and other Impressionists to exhibit their work.<br />§ He created Neo-Impressionism but later abandoned it for Impressionism.<br />§ Pissarro had seven children by Julie Vellay.<br /><br />NOTABLE WORKS:<br />The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning, Boulevard Montmartre, Place du Theatre Francais.

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