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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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<DIV><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.</DIV>
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>
Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius o...
by Mark Dery

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English

Pages

513

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<div><b>The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.</b></div><div><br /></div><div>From <i>The Gashlycrumb Tinies</i> to <i>The Doubtful Guest</i>, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth.</div><div><br /></div><div>But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard, and was known--in the late 1940s, no less--to traipse around in full-length fur coats, clanking bracelets, and an Edwardian beard? An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes--but who <i>was</i> the real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose?</div><div><br /></div><div>He published over a hundred books and illustrated works by Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Hilaire Belloc, Muriel Spark, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, and others. At the same time, he was a deeply complicated and conflicted individual, a man whose art reflected his obsessions with the disquieting and the darkly hilarious.</div><div><br /></div><div>Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities as diverse as John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Anna Sui, BORN TO BE POSTHUMOUS draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey.</div>
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>
You Are A Genius!: How To Master The Secrets Of The Creative Elit...
by Doc Bates

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

October 25, 2018

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You Are A Genius! is a guide to summoning the creative genius within. If you are passionate about stimulating your creativity and kicking it into the stratosphere, this book will show you the way. Whether you are a composer, writer, cake decorator, painter, choreographer, entrepreneur, or graphic designer, the strategies and skills demonstrated in this book will improve your output and accelerate your creativity to the stars and beyond. Get ready for an entertaining read full of both wit and practicum, and prepare to be amazed... with yourself.
Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas
by Donna M. Lucey

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English

Pages

326

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times Book Review</em> Editors’ Choice Selection<br /><br /><br /><br />“[Lucey] delivers the goods, disclosing the unhappy or colorful lives that Sargent sometimes hinted at but didn’t spell out.”—<em>Boston Globe</em></strong></p><br /><p>In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny intuition, Sargent hinted at the mysteries and passions that unfolded in his subjects’ lives. These women inhabited a rarefied world of wealth and strict conventions—yet all of them did something unexpected, something shocking, to upend society’s rules.</p>
Van Gogh: The Life
by , Gregory White Smith

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English

Pages

976

Publication Date

October 18, 2011

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<i><b>NEW YORK TIMES </b></i><b>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith galvanized readers with their astonishing <i>Jackson Pollock: An American Saga</i>, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, a book acclaimed for its miraculous research and overwhelming narrative power. Now Naifeh and Smith have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh.<br /><br />Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials. While drawing liberally from the artist’s famously eloquent letters, they have also delved into hundreds of unpublished family correspondences, illuminating with poignancy the wanderings of Van Gogh’s troubled, restless soul. Naifeh and Smith 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; his impetus for turning to brush and canvas; and his move to Provence, where in a brief burst of incandescent productivity he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art.<br /><br />The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his deep immersion in literature and art; his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; and his bouts of depression and mental illness.<br /><br />Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, and though the broad outlines of his tragedy have long inhabited popular culture, 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 whose signature images of sunflowers and starry nights have won a permanent place in the human imagination.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Van Gogh</i></b><br /><br />“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><br /></i><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></i>
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.
A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives
by Lisa Congdon

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves—with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms. Profiles, interviews, and essays from women—including Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many more—who've found creative fulfillment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are lavishly illustrated and hand-lettered in Congdon's signature style. The perfect gift for women of all ages, <em>A Glorious Freedom</em> celebrates extraordinary lives and redefines what it means to gain wisdom and maturity.
Delphi Complete Works of Vincent van Gogh (Illustrated) (Masters ...
by , Peter Russell

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English

Pages

4617

Publication Date

March 04, 2012

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This is the third volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. A first of its kind in digital print, the ‘Masters of Art’ series allows Kindle readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the complete paintings and letters of the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh. For all art lovers, this stunning collection offers a personal and unique digital portrait of one of the world’s greatest artists.<br /><br />Features:<br />* the complete paintings of Vincent van Gogh — over 800 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological order<br />* features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information<br />* beautiful 'detail' images, allowing you to explore van Gogh's celebrated works in detail<br />* numerous images relating to van Gogh’s life and works<br />* includes over 800 letters — explore the artist’s vast and scholarly correspondence with his brother Theo<br />* EVEN includes the detailed biography by van Gogh’s sister-in-law<br />* hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for Kindle Fire, iPhone and iPad users, or as a valuable reference tool on traditional Kindles<br /><br />CONTENTS:<br /><br />The Highlights<br />STILL LIFE WITH CABBAGE AND CLOGS<br />AVENUE OF POPLARS IN AUTUMN<br />THE POTATO EATERS<br />SKULL WITH BURNING CIGARETTE<br />SELF-PORTRAIT WITH STRAW HAT<br />THE WHITE ORCHARD<br />PORTRAIT OF THE POSTMAN JOSEPH ROULIN<br />STILL LIFE: VASE WITH TWELVE SUNFLOWERS<br />VINCENT’S HOUSE IN ARLES (THE YELLOW HOUSE)<br />THE CAFÉ TERRACE ON THE PLACE DU FORUM, ARLES, AT NIGHT<br />PORTRAIT OF DR. GACHET<br />VINCENT’S BEDROOM IN ARLES<br />VINCENT’S CHAIR WITH HIS PIPE<br />THE RED VINEYARD<br />SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BANDAGED EAR<br />THE STARRY NIGHT<br />WHEAT FIELD WITH CYPRESSES<br />IRISES<br />WHEAT FIELD WITH CROWS<br /><br />The Paintings<br />THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS<br />ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS<br /><br />The Letters<br />THE CORRESPONDENCE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH<br /><br />The Biography<br />MEMOIR OF VINCENT VAN GOGH by Johanna Gesina van Gogh

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