Stories of Art

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135206597

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 954

Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate history of art. Concise and original, this engaging book is an antidote to the behemoth art history textbooks from which we were all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively, there can never be one story of art. Cultures have their own stories - about themselves, about other cultures - and to hear them all is one way to hear the multiple stories that art tells. But each of us also has our own story of art, a kind of private art history made up of the pieces we have seen, and loved or hated, the effects they had on us, and the connections that might be drawn among them. Elkins opens up the questions that traditional art history usually avoids. What about all the art not produced in Western Europe or in the Europeanized Americas? Is it possible to include Asian art and Indian art in ‘the story?’ What happens when one does? To help us find answers, he uses both Western and non-Western artworks, tables of contents from art histories written in cultures outside the centre of Western European tradition, and strangely wonderful diagrams of how artworks might connect through a single individual. True multiculturalism may be an impossibility, but art lovers can each create a ‘story of art’ that is right for themselves.

Stories of Art and Artists

Author: Diana Secker Tesdell

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780375712494

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4199

"A collection of short stories about art and artists from the past two centuries and from around the world"--

Living My Life As an Artist, an Autobiography: True Stories of Art, Love, Family & the Creative Process Told in Poetic Form

Author: Rick Doble

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105974804

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 2581

Living My Life As an Artist, an Autobiography: True Stories of Art, Love, Family & the Creative Process Told in Poetic Form By Rick Doble Lifelong stories about finding an art form, romance, struggles, friendships, failure, success, discovery, inspiration, courage, adventure, peak experiences and personal growth, from the age of 6 to 66. The stories cover high school, learning, college, divorce, travel, hitchhiking, writing, photography, painting, music, theater, film, book authoring and marriage. Quotes from Robert Frost, Albert Einstein, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, Vincent van Gogh, Robert Graves, Baudelaire, Dostoevsky, Wilfred Owen, Thoreau, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Neruda, e.e. cummings, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Claude Monet. Doble, author of 6 books by major publishers, e.g. Random House, commented, "I believe this is one of the first times an artist has told a complete story from childhood to old age about his artistic and emotional development."

Stories of Inventors and Discoverers in Science and the Useful Arts

Author: John Timbs

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864445647


Page: 476

View: 503

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Soemmering, 332; Strata's Prolu- siones, 330; Sturgeon's Experiments, 334; Submarine, 335; Volta and Gal- vani, 332; Watson, Dr., his Experi- ments, 331; Wheatstone and Cooke, 334; Wilkins, Bishop, 330; Young, Arthur, 332. Electricity, Applications of, to the Arts, 337, 338. Electro-magnetic Engine, 337. Electro-metallurgv, 337. Ellesmere Canal Works, 267- England, Printing brought into, 16. Etruria, Village founded by Wedgwood, Euler, his blindness, 133; his Letters to a German Princess, 132; his Powers of Calculation, 132,133. Evelyn Family's Gunpowder-mills, 24. Evelyn, John, visits Sir S. Morland, 101. Fabek's Speaking Machine, 51. Faenza Ware and Palissy, 183. Faraday and Davy, Anecdote of, 250; on Diving, 34; Optical Glass-makmg, 156. Felkin, Mr., and Silk Culture, 232. Fire-engine, the, invented, 103. Fly, Iron, 45. Flying Chariot. Bishop Wilkins's, 61. Flying, imitative, 60. Folly, Friar Bacon's, at Oxford, 76. Framework Knitters' Society, 235. France, Printing introduced into, 16. Franklin, Dr., proves the identity of Lightning and Electricity, 239; his grave, 239, 240. Frauenhofer's Optical Glass, 157. Frederick the Great and the Automaton Chess-player, 55. French, Mr.', his Life and Times of Sa- muel Crompton, 215 "Fulton of the Orrery," Account of, 114. Fulton, Robert, and Steam Navigation, 281, 282. Galen, Overthrow of, 123. Galileo's Blindness, 149; his first Survey of the Heavens, 148; his first Tele- scope, 147; the invention of the Tele- scope, 145-149; and the Pump, 26. Galley of Hiero, 4, 5. Garnerin's Balloon Ascents, 69, 70. Gas, Coal, Process of making, 266. Gases, Chemistry of the, 242, 243. Gas-lighting in China, 253 j Cotton-mills, 254; in England, 254; Progress of, 253-257. "Gauging the Heavens," 163. Gay Lussac's Balloon Observations, ...

The Story of Paintings

A History of Art for Children

Author: Mick Manning

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445150048

Category: Painting

Page: 88

View: 6224

The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velázquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure. The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granström are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.

Hey, Wall

A Story of Art and Community

Author: Susan Verde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481453149

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9433

“Verde’s unique style and simple yet increasingly important messages of peace, mindfulness, and community make her stories a must-share...A must-purchase.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Walls do not just create barriers and divide spaces. They can be canvases for artmaking; opportunities to shape a community.” —The Horn Book “This story of urban renewal sends a welcome double message by Verde: neighbors and neighborhoods are more than the way they look, and ordinary people can band together to transform big things.” —Publishers Weekly A boy takes on a community art project in order to make his neighborhood more beautiful in this empowering and inspiring picture book by Susan Verde, stunningly illustrated by award-winning artist John Parra. One creative boy. One bare, abandoned wall. One BIG idea. There is a wall in Ángel’s neighborhood. Around it, the community bustles with life: music, dancing, laughing. Not the wall. It is bleak. One boy decides to change that. But he can’t do it alone. Told in elegant verse by Susan Verde and vibrantly illustrated by John Parra, this inspiring picture book celebrates the power of art to tell a story and bring a community together.

Stories of the German Artists

Author: Hans W. Singer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434406873

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 307

Prof. Hans W. Stranger wrote and commented widely on art, German otherwise. His Stories of the German Artists, including Albrecht Durer, the two Holbeins, and Anton Graff.

Knights of Art

Stories of the Italian Painters

Author: Amy Steedman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512308778


Page: 98

View: 9724

Then came the time which is called 'The Renaissance, ' a word which means being born again, or a new awakening, when men began to draw real pictures of real things and fill the world with images of beauty. Now it is the stories of the men of that time, who put new life into Art, that I am going to tell you--men who learned, step by step, to paint the most beautiful pictures that the world possesses. In telling these stories I have been helped by an old book called The Lives of the Painters, by Giorgio Vasari, who was himself a painter. He took great delight in gathering together all the stories about these artists and writing them down with loving care, so that he shows us real living men, and not merely great names by which the famous pictures are known. It did not make much difference to us when we were little children whether our pictures were good or bad, as long as the colours were bright and we knew what they meant. But as we grow older and wiser our eyes grow wiser too, and we learn to know what is good and what is poor. Only, just as our tongues must be trained to speak, our hands to work, and our ears to love good music, so our eyes must be taught to see what is beautiful, or we may perhaps pass it carelessly by, and lose a great joy which might be ours. So now if you learn something about these great artists and their wonderful pictures, it will help your eyes to grow wise. And some day should you visit sunny Italy, where these men lived and worked, you will feel that they are quite old friends. Their pictures will not only be a delight to your eyes, but will teach your heart something deeper and more wonderful than any words can explain

Gumby Imagined

The Story of Art Clokey and his Creations

Author: Joan Rock Clokey,Joe Clokey

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: 152410437X

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 2065

Clay animated superstar Gumby has made an indelible impact on our culture and continues to enchant and entertain generations. Filmmaker Art Clokey’s personal story is one of mystical adventure, tragedy, triumph, art, and most of all, love. This lavish career-spanning retrospective explores the legendary creator’s life and complete works. All of his many creations, including Gumby and Davey & Goliath, are interwoven with a rich tapestry of rare photos and stories — the ingredients for a fascinating tale.

Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver

Stories of Dinner as a Work of Art

Author: Carolin C. Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743222024

Category: Cooking

Page: 364

View: 865

The author answers the question "what does it mean to dine?" by focusing on twelve historic dinner parties, deconstructing each to describe the personalities who attended each banquet, the food served, and the general ambience.

The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Nineteen Other Tales

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307796841

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 5280

The complexity and range of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short fiction reveals his genius perhaps more than any other medium. Here, leading Stevenson scholar Barry Menikoff arranges and introduces the complete selection of Stevenson’s brilliant stories, including the famed masterpiece Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as “The Beach of Falesá” and Stevenson’s previously uncollected stories. Arthur Conan Doyle has written that “[Stevenson’s] short stories are certain to retain their position in English literature. His serious rivals are few indeed.” This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes explanatory notes, a Scots’ Glossary, and a unique appendix dedicated to Stevenson’s influence on the Oxford English Dictionary. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lost, Stolen Or Shredded

Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature

Author: Rick Gekoski

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: 9781846684913

Category: Art thefts

Page: 284

View: 1257

Like Sherlock Holmes's dog in the night time, sometimes the true significance of things lies in their absence. Rick Gekoski tells the very human stories that lie behind some of the greatest losses to artistic culture - and addresses the questions such disappearances raise. Some of the items are stolen (the Mona Lisa), some destroyed (like Philip Larkin's diaries, shredded, then burnt, on his dying request) and some were lost before they even existed, like the career of the brilliant art deco architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which foundered amid a lack of cash - but behind all of them lies an often surprising story which reveals a lot about what art means to us. Gekoski explores in depth the greater questions these tremendous losses raise - such as the rights artists and authors have over their own work, the importance of the search for perfection in creativity, and what motivated people to queue to see the empty space where the Mona Lisa once hung in the Louvre.

The Art of Narrative Psychiatry

Stories of Strength and Meaning

Author: SuEllen Hamkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019998204X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 8545

The Art of Narrative Psychiatry is the first book to comprehensively show narrative psychiatry in action. Lively and engaging, it offers psychiatrists and psychotherapists detailed guidance in collaborative narrative approaches to healing.

The Art of Inclusion

Success Stories of African Americans in the Nonprofit Sector

Author: Norris Dorsey

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581123078

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7171

Success Stories of African Americans in the Nonprofit Sector presents the stories of 6 executives whose stories define African-American business success. Thriving in spite of multiple obstacles, they have enjoyed extraordinary careers at (and helped build the fortunes of) nonprofit organizations. In remarkably candid interviews, these exemplary professionals reveal not only the secrets of their successes, but the sources of their fears, their most difficult challenges, and their hopes for the future. Their experiences are presented according to what they reveal about the black experience in the white-centric workplace, from uncertainty to confidence, from struggle to strength, and from enjoying success to giving back in the name of those whose fortunes have yet to turn.