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

Language

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>
Whatever Is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlho...
by Helène Aylon

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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<b>‘[A] richly evocative, captivating, and reflective memoir” of a feminist artist who broke free of the limits placed on her by family, Judaism and society (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br />  <br /> Growing up an Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn, Helene Aylon spent her Friday nights in a sea of extended family as the Sabbath candles flickered. Passionate about art, she dreamt of escaping the strict, secular world of her youth, but instead married a rabbi and became a mother of two. Then, her world was split apart when her husband was diagnosed with cancer, and Aylon found herself widowed at thirty.<br />  <br /> Free to explore both her own soul and the changing world around her, Aylon sought a home in the burgeoning environmental art scene of the 1970s—creating transgressive works that explore identity, women’s bodies, the environment, disarmament, and the notion of God. Finally, she dares to asks of Judaism: Where are the women?<br />  <br /> With many examples of her work included within,<i> Whatever is Contained</i> ”is an arresting tale of uncommon courage, intelligence, and wit” following Aylon’s search for truth in art, and the links between feminism and Judaism (Gail Levin, author of <i>Lee Krasner: A Biography and Becoming Judy Chicago</i>).
Titian: His Life
by Sheila Hale

Language

English

Pages

901

Publication Date

November 20, 2012

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The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, <em>Titian: His Life</em> is being hailed as a "landmark achievement" for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (<em>Publishers Weekly</em>). Brilliant in its interpretation of the 16th-century master's paintings, this monumental biography of Titian draws on contemporary accounts and recent art historical research and scholarship, some of it previously unpublished, providing an unparalleled portrait of the artist, as well as a fascinating rendering of Venice as a center of culture, commerce, and power. Sheila Hale's <em>Titian</em> is destined to be this century's authoritative text on the life of greatest painter of the Italian High Renaissance.
Van Gogh: The Life
by , Gregory White Smith

Language

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>
Tell Me Who I Am: The Story Behind the Netflix Documentary: Now ...
by , Marcus Lewis

Language

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>
Cricut: This Manuscript includes : Cricut Design Space + Cricut f...
by Caroline Rose

Language

English

Pages

269

Publication Date

February 12, 2020

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<h2><strong>Learn how to make the most of your Cricut machine with the help of this ultimate 2-in-1 book bundle!</strong><br /></h2><h2><strong>Do you want to master the world of Cricut, but you’re not sure where to start? Want to make amazing home projects for yourself and others? Are you looking for proven, step-by-step strategies for making the most of your Circuit machine and avoiding common mistakes? Then keep reading!</strong></h2><p><br /></p><p>Inside this amazing 2-in-1 book bundle, you’ll uncover how you can get started with your Cricut machine and begin making fun and enjoyable projects. Designed with the beginner in mind, inside this bundle, you’ll find a ton of project ideas, easy-to-follow instructions, and powerful tips and tricks to supercharge your Cricut projects!<br /></p><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p><strong>Inside book one, you’ll discover:</strong><br /></p><ul><li><p>Cricut 101 – What Is It, and What Can It Do?</p></li><li><p>Must-Have Tools and Accessories</p></li><li><p>Step-By-Step Instructions For Installing and Using Cricut</p></li><li><p>The Best Materials To Use With a Cricut Machine</p></li><li><p>Taking Care of Your Cricut Machine</p></li><li><p>A Ton of Fun DIY Project Ideas To Try</p></li><li><p>And So Much More!</p></li></ul><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p><strong>And in book two, you’ll find:</strong><br /></p><ul><li><p>How To Pick The Best Cricut Model For You</p></li><li><p>The Best Projects For Beginners To Try</p></li><li><p>Tips and Tricks For Using The Cricut Design Space App</p></li><li><p>Overcoming Common Problems</p></li><li><p>The Top Ways You Can Make Cricut Cutting Easier</p></li><li><p>How You Can Start Making Money With Cricut</p></li><li><p>And More!</p></li></ul><p><br /></p><p>So don’t let this opportunity pass you by! If you’re looking for a simple, easy-to-follow exploration of the Cricut machine, then this is the bundle for you. Discover how to set up your machine, troubleshoot common problems, make sense of the Cricut Design Space app, and start making fun and practical DIY projects today!<br /></p><h2><strong></strong><br /></h2><h2><strong>Buy now to begin your journey with Cricut!</strong><br /></h2>
Impressions of Paris: An Artist's Sketchbook
by Cat Seto

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p>Artist Cat Seto, founder of the acclaimed Ferme à Papier brand, introduces you to the City of Light as never before in this distinctive volume—both a visual feast and celebration of the artistic process—filled with lavish illustrations and descriptive meditations that capture the quotidian pleasures of France’s capital city and how they have inspired creativity.</p><p>In <em>Impressions of Paris</em>, Cat Seto takes you on a dazzling and enlightening tour of Paris, from familiar sights to hidden surprises, to reveal this legendary city as never before. Combining informative and entertaining vignettes, stories, and notes with stunning full-color illustrations, she draws parallels between the city and the art it inspires. Organized around four main principles of art—color, pattern, perspective, and rhythm—<em>Impressions of Paris</em> is a celebration of the artistic spark in the city’s mundane yet marvelous details: the pistachio and cassis palette triggered by the ice cream case at Berthillon; how a rainy stroll through an open air market transforms into a smudgy gouache (pronounced gwash) pattern; the lovely ubiquity of the iconic French stripe, the Breton.</p><p>Pretty and inventive, surprising and stimulating,<em> Impressions of Paris</em> captures the beauty and charms of this stunning city and extols its power to stimulate the creative imagination—inviting artists and art appreciators to intimately experience a painter’s process.</p>
ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your...
by , Jonathan Melber

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

March 05, 2009

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The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career—the fully revised and updated edition of <i>Art/Work</i>, now in its fourteenth printing, shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in this highly competitive field.<br /><br />Originally published in 2009, <i>Art/Work</i> was the first practical guide to address how artists can navigate the crucial business and legal aspects of a fine art career. But the rules have changed since then, due to the proliferation of social media, increasing sophistication of online platforms, and ever more affordable digital technology. Artists have never had to work so hard to distinguish themselves—including by making savvy decisions and forging their own paths. Now Heather Bhandari, with over fifteen years of experience as a director of the popular Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens, and Jonathan Melber, a former arts/entertainment lawyer and director of an art e-commerce startup, advise a new generation of artists on how to make it in the art world.<br /> <br />In this revised and updated edition, Bhandari and Melber show artists how to tackle a host of new challenges. How do you diversify income streams to sustain a healthy art practice? How can you find an alternative to the gallery system? How do you review a license agreement? What are digital marketing best practices? Also included are new quotes from over thirty arts professionals, updated commission legal templates, organizational tips, tax information, and advice for artists who don’t make objects. An important resource for gallerists, dealers, art consultants, artist-oriented organizations, and artists alike, <i>Art/Work</i> is the resource that all creative entrepreneurs in the art world turn to for advice.
The Pocketknife Bible: The Poems and Art of Anis Mojgani (Write B...
by Anis Mojgani

Language

English

Pages

107

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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Pushcart Prize Nominee, two-time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, and winner of the World Cup Poetry Slam, Anis Mojgani captivates with The Pocketknife Bible, which builds the bridge between a grown-up book for children and a children's picture book for adults, seeking to answer these questions through the author's poems and pictures:<br />What if your future life came to you as a child in dreams? What if you wrote down those dreams in words and pictures, in the language we spoke as children but forgot once grown? What if as an adult you unearthed this book of dreams and prophecy from your past and translated them out of that long lost tongue into poems that those now grown could understand?
Possibility: Essays Against Despair
by Patricia Vigderman

Language

English

Pages

154

Publication Date

March 29, 2013

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<b>“The essays in Vigderman’s collection dwell not on despair, but on the project of translating chaotic experience into art or memory . . . Lyrical and graceful” (</b><b><i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><b>).</b><br />  <br /> In this accessible collection of essays, Patricia Vigderman attempts to translate some of life’s disordered events into the orderly happiness of art. She encounters manatees, children, and snakes; with Henry Adams, Marcel Proust, and W.G. Sebald; with Texas landscape, <i>Vertigo</i>, and Johannes Vermeer. Adams, in Japan after his wife’s death, found in the elaborate ritual of the tea ceremony and in the discomforts of a rural inn, occasions for the wit to face down grief. His letters to friends coax laughter from strangeness and loss. Like Adams, Vigderman has a stylist’s passion for revelatory detail, and for the pleasure of immersion in a world. Smart, generous, and probing, her discoveries play with direct experience, exploring the interaction of life and art as “magic you can walk in and out of.”<br />  <br /> “In reading Vigderman’s collection, for the space of the journey, we are able to step outside ourselves, or a least engage her subjects—a small town in Texas, Proust, W.G. Sebald, and yes, manatees—to find some perspective on what it is to be human.” —<i>The Iowa Review</i><br />  <br /> “It is to this author’s credit that as her essays skip tracks, locating new routes without trying to prove their points, I was never in a hurry for the motion to end.” —<i>The Rumpus</i><br />  <br /> “Vigderman’s responses are fresh and original and her sounding of our collective literary treasures are likely to send you back to read them again, now overlaid with her embroidery.” —Mona Simpson, author of <i>A Regular Guy</i>

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