How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle´s incisive essay collection illuminates the work of many of the most influential artists of the 20th century. 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 listener develop a personal and intuitive engagement with art. The result: a master class on how to see with an artist´s eye. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012400/bk_tant_012400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Art theory has had great prominence for centuries. Many people are fond of art and in fact artists are producing artwork to portray their views on any particular situation, trend, or a topic. Art theory was refined in the twentieth century by adding many other art forms. People are exhibiting interest in buying these artworks by paying astronomical prices. Art theory accentuates the concepts of modern and contemporary art practices. With the increase in demand for art theory, educational institutions and universities have introduced this as one of the courses in their colleges. As part of this art theory, people, especially artists, designers, and craftspeople will get to study and interpret art in various forms and will learn how to generate ideas to project their artistic work. Art theory will inform people about the society, history, culture, traditions, and social structure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070968/bk_acx0_070968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about Anime with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Super robots to schoolgirls, Astroboy cute to violent realism, Pokemon to pornography. All of these different images, stories and types of entertainment, in cartoon form, can be called Anime. The term Anime covers an enormous range of animation. A specific definition of Anime is difficult as the style is vast, steeped in history and ever evolving. Most often it characterizes all animation of Japanese origin - or of the Japanese style. Anime has a long and varied production history in Japan, but principally entered the Western conscience in the 1980´s. Since then it has grown in popularity and international significance. Today it is a major and influential art form, even called a cultural paradigm, produced and consumed the world over. Interestingly in Japan Anime is a generic term to reference all animation styles and production from around the globe. It is only when the term is used in English that it is specific to Japanese animation, and in turn conjures up a very distinct look and style. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luca James Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000012/bk_imnd_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roger Scruton is a polymath. He has written authoritatively on a huge range of subjects from the environment to wine, from cosmology to the Middle East. He is also an accomplished musician (organ and piano) and a composer of works including an opera and a song cycle. This is Scruton’s second major work on music for Bloomsbury - the first being Understanding Music (Continuum, 2009). In this new book he turns again to the meaning of tonality and sound. His abstract, somewhat mystical argument on these topics includes slashing attacks on Marxist reductionism, on the authenticity of Early Music, on rival aestheticians such as Adorno and on sentimentality and cliché in any form. As with Understanding Music, he also expounds his views on pop music in a most satisfying and provocative new work. Cover copyright: © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033990/bk_adbl_033990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The autobiography of a cycling legend that will become a much-loved classic. The much-anticipated autobiography of the greatest Australian cyclist of all time. Famous in the sport for his meticulous preparation and an athlete who prided himself on his ability to leave it all on the road, Evans writes about the triumphs, the frustrations, the training, the preparation, the psychology of the sport, his contemporaries, the legends and his enduring love of cycling. A riveting and forensic account of his life on the bike - from his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France. One of only four cyclists in the world to have finished on the podium of all three Grand Tours (the Tour de France, Giro d´Italia and Vuelta a Espana) as well as winning the UCI Road World Championship, Cadel´s autobiography is a tribute to a once-in-a-lifetime sporting talent. This book will put you on the bike alongside Cadel as he recounts the races and the moments that mattered - as he places in the top 10 in six Tours de France and becomes Australia´s first, and only, Tour de France champion and first, and only, Road World Champion. Be there on the road as he claims the points jersey at the Giro d´Italia and as he wins some of the world´s greatest races - the Tour of Austria (twice), the Tour de Romandie (twice), the Settimana Coppi e Bartali, Tirreno-Adriatico, Flèche Wallone, the Criterium International and the Giro del Trentino. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002980/bk_boli_002980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about Blues Music with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Blues music is a type of African-American folk music. It is concerned with expressing emotions through song. Generally, blues songs deal with tragic themes such as lost love, hardship, poverty, and death. Indeed, the name ´´blues´´ comes from the emotions expressed in the songs themselves! However, blues songs are presented in a way to make audiences feel better about their own situation in life. This is because they encourage listeners to take control of their lives and move past any hardship. Due to this, blues music is very effective at connecting with its audience. This is best proved by Lead Belly, a famous US musician who was released from jail in 1925 due to his ability to sing the blues! The distinct vocal style that characterizes the blues stems from southern work songs. These work songs were sung by plantation slaves in the south of the United States of America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000044/bk_imnd_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the cinematic genre, New Wave, with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Cool. Auteur. Jump cut. Godard. Truffaut. New Wave. These were the words on every film lovers’ lips in the late 1950s and 1960s. A new type of cinema was exploding on screen. The French New Wave, or Nouvelle Vague, was one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema. This style of cinema dazzled and divided audiences and critics. It was not an organized movement but a broad sweep of ideas, many different films-makers and hundreds of films. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jude Beaumont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000131/bk_imnd_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do we expect public art to function in a contemporary society? By public art, we mean art that to some extent at least ambushes us. We encounter it as we go about our everyday lives, not in some special art-dedicated space. In other words, certainly not in a museum. However, Aida Mahmudova notes, in her introduction to this public art project for Baku organized by Yarat! Contemporary Art Space, conditions for public art, and also what it hopes to achieve, are now very different from the way in which art of this kind operated previously. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Zenobia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107234/bk_acx0_107234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this series of essays, Roger Kimball, managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator, examines the current art scene with a scathing intelligence and a crystalline eloquence of writing style. Particularly amusing are his dissections of art-show catalogspeak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000758/bk_blak_000758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This may seem a funny moment to proclaim that nothing much is happening in art - certainly not in contemporary art. In many ways, the art world has never seemed more vibrant and active, and this activity is increasingly focused on what is defined as contemporary. There hasn’t, in fact, been a moment like this in the relatively recent history of art since the mid-19th century. What was the situation then? The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars were safely over. These had witnessed a great break up of historic art collections, prominent among them that of the Dukes of Orléans, cadet members of the French royal house. The great shakedown was almost over. There was a new generation of collectors, many of them British, far from aristocratic in origin, and enriched by the booming Industrial Revolution. They were proud of their own success and had great faith in their own time, as superior to the epochs that had preceded it. If one looks at the years of political and economic chaos between 1789 and 1815, as the fortunes of war swayed back and forth, this is not surprising. Many of them lacked the rigorous classical education that had formed most of the great collectors of the past. What appealed to them was art made in the here and now, by their own contemporaries. Anything else seemed too remote to be really interesting - though, paradoxically, they had no objection to historical subjects seen through the eyes of their own time. Hence the huge success of a number of now half-forgotten Victorian artists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Wynters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105293/bk_acx0_105293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.