How To See Looking Talking And Thinking About Art

Author: David Salle
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248143
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“If John Berger’s Ways of Seeing is a classic of art criticism, looking at the ‘what’ of art, then David Salle’s How to See is the artist’s reply, a brilliant series of reflections on how artists think when they make their work. The ‘how’ of art has perhaps never been better explored.” —Salman Rushdie How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle’s incisive essay collection illuminates these questions by exploring the work of influential twentieth-century artists. Engaging with a wide range of Salle’s friends and contemporaries—from painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz, among others—How to See explores not only the multilayered personalities of the artists themselves but also the distinctive character of their oeuvres. Salle writes with humor and verve, replacing the jargon of art theory with precise and evocative descriptions that help the reader develop a personal and intuitive engagement with art. The result: a master class on how to see with an artist’s eye.

Chalk

Author: Joshua Rivkin
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612197191
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The first book to explore the life and work of painter Cy Twombly, one of the most important and influential artists of the Twentieth Century Cy Twombly was a man obsessed with myth and history—including his own. Shuttling between stunning homes in Italy and the United States where he perfected his room-size canvases, he managed his public image carefully and rarely gave interviews. Upon first seeing Twombly’s remarkable paintings, writer Joshua Rivkin became obsessed himself with the mysterious artist, and began chasing every lead, big or small—anything that might illuminate those works, or who Twombly really was. Now, after unprecedented archival research and years of interviews, Rivkin has reconstructed Twombly’s life, from his time at the legendary Black Mountain College to his canonization in a 1994 MoMA retrospective; from his heady explorations of Rome in the 1950s with Robert Rauschenberg to the ongoing efforts to shape his legacy after his death. Including previously unpublished photographs, Chalk presents a more personal and searching type of biography than we’ve ever encountered, and brings to life a more complex Twombly than we’ve ever known.

Studio Thinking From The Start

Author: Jillian Hogan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807759155
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Students of all ages can learn to think like artists! Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education changed the conversation about quality arts education. Now, a decade later, this new publication shows how the eight Studio Habits of Mind and four Studio Structures can be used successfully with younger students in a range of socioeconomic contexts and school environments. Book Features: habit-by-habit definitions, classroom examples, and related visual artist exempliars emphasizing contemporary artists; full colour mini-posters teachers can hang in their classrooms to illustrate each of the eight Studio Habits of the Mind; sample templates for students to use as they plan, reflect upon, and talk about works of art; innovative approaches to assessment and strategies for implementation.

Thinking About Art

Author: Susan Hiller
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719045653
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This book provides a unique insight into the development of the ideas of contemporary artist, Susan Hiller. The practicalities of her art practice and the everyday experience that informs it are kept fully in mind as she addresses many topics.

Talking With Artists

Author: Pat Cummings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0027242455
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Distinguished picture book artists talk about their early art experiences, answer questions most frequently asked by children, and offer encouragement to aspiring artists.

Scenic Art For The Theatre

Author: Susan Crabtree
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136084290
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Now in its Third Edition, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques continues to be the most trusted source for both student and professional scenic artists. With new information on scenic design using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging softwares this test expands to offer the developing artist more step-by-step instuction and more practical techniques for work in the field. It goes beyond detailing job functions and discussing techniques to serve as a trouble-shooting guide for the scenic artist, providing practical advice for everyday solutions.

The Art Of George Tuska

Author: Dewey Cassell
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 9781893905405
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The Art of George Tuska is a comprehensive look at the personal and professional life of Tuska, including his early work with the Eisner-Iger studio and his involvement with the controversial crime comics of the independent publishers Tuska worked with. The book includes extensive coverage of his definitive work on Iron Man, X-Men, Hulk, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and many more. A gallery of commission artwork by George and a thorough index of his extensive body of work are also included, and each section of the book is filled with examples of original artwork and photographs, as well as sketches and previously unpublished artwork. Interviews and anecdotes from his peers and fans, plus the very personal and reflective words of George himself, make this book a testament to the tremendous influence Tuska has had on the comic book industry and his legion of fans.

Body Mind And Method

Author: Donald F. Gustafson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400994796
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Simple seeing. Plain talking. Language in use and persons in action. These are among the themes of Virgil Aldrich's writings, from the 1930's onward. Throughout these years, he has been an explorer of conceptual geography: not as a foreign visitor studying an alien land, but close up 'in the language in which we live, move, and have our being'. This is his work. It is clear to those who know him best that he also has fun at it. Yet, in the terms of his oft-cited distinction, it is equally clear that he is to be counted not among the funsters of philosophy, but among its most committed workers. Funsters are those who attempt to do epistemology, metaphysics, or analysis by appealing to examples which are purely imaginary, totally fictional, as unrealistic as you like, 'completely unheard of'. Such imaginative wilfullness takes philosophers away from, not nearer to, 'the rough ground' (Wittgenstein) where our concepts have their origin and working place. In the funsters' imagined, 'barely possible' (but actually impossible) world, simple seeing becomes transformed into the sensing of sense-data; plain talk is rejected as imprecise, vague, and misleading; and per sons in action show up as ensouled physical objects in motion. Then the fly is in the bottle, buzzing out its tedious tunes: the problem of perception of the external world; the problem of meaning and what it is; the mind-body problem. Image-mongering has got the best of image-management.

Thought Process

Author: Paul Quintavalle
Publisher: Thought Process
ISBN: 1434886603
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Jamie Donnelly is a high school junior who leads a carefree, idyllic life in suburban Southern New Jersey. He has skipped through life relying on his quick wit, good looks and natural intelligence. His life changes suddenly when he suffers a cerebral aneurysm and then becomes the first person in the world to have revolutionary technology surgically implanted. Jamie faces his ultimate challenge when he is forced to take on a powerful group of people, including a presidential candidate, who see the technology as a way to dominate US politics and business. A diverse group of friends bring their individual talents to help Jamie, as he is running for his life trying to solve the mystery of who is behind the conspiracy. His ordeal forces him to grow from an immature teen to a resourceful, responsible man who not only learns more about himself, but gains a deeper appreciation of the people around him.

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