The 20th century witnessed an explosion of creativity as artists, musicians, and writers rejected centuries of past practice and boldly created new visual forms, new musical languages, and new ways of thinking. This is the story of the individuals who created the art, told within the context of the times in which they lived. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140070/bk_acx0_140070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) was a man of many talents - a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar - but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, which singlehandedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari´s extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari´s visionary writings that Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo came to be regarded as great masters of life as well as art, their creative genius celebrated as a divine gift.Lauded by Sarah Bakewell as ´´insightful, gripping, and thoroughly enjoyable´´, The Collector of Lives reveals how one Renaissance scholar completely redefined how we look at art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer M. Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002333/bk_high_002333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Art history is all about challenging the creative side of yourself, inspiring you to find beauty in all forms. Since the beginning of the world, mankind has known and practiced art in different styles, from the crude drawings and paintings of the caveman to the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci. Art history spans the entire history of the human race, right from the primeval times to the 21st century. It is the study of objects of art and the style, design and genre that they have been made in. This includes paintings, sculptures, architecture, and even furniture and other decorative arts like ceramics. Art History embraces various methods to study the works of art and architecture. The field of art is much easier to understand when divided into three parts, which is the specialists, the critics, and the art historians. The part played by the art critics is very crucial, because they are the ones who help in establishing a comparative artistic value to the piece of work with respect to the works of others of the same genre. They have the authority to sanction an entire new style or a movement or philosophy of art and art theory. There is another department of study known as Aesthetics and it mostly deals in investigating the problem of the transcendent and defining the quintessence of beauty. On the other hand, Art History has nothing to do with any of these. Art historians use historical methods to find answers about a historical piece of art, to questions such as: How was the artist inspired to create the particular work? Who was the teacher? Who were the spectators? What historic events influenced the artist´s work? What effects did the art create socially and politically? Many questions like these arise for each piece of art, and the art historian´s work is to find those answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067784/bk_acx0_067784_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.
A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman. Art Matters will inspire its listeners to seize the day in the name of art.Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters. Neil Gaiman once said that ´the world always seems brighter when you´ve just made something that wasn´t there before´. This audiobook is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Gaiman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/001309/bk_head_001309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school - in her 60s - to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful, demands of a life fully lived.How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, ´´You will never be an artist?´´ Who defines what ´´an artist´´ is and all that goes with such an identity, and how are these ideas tied to our shared conceptions of beauty, value, and difference?Old in Art School is Nell Painter´s ongoing exploration of those crucial questions. Bringing to bear incisive insights from two careers, Painter weaves a frank, funny, and often surprising tale of her move from academia to art.A Library Journal Editor´s Pick for Spring. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nell Painter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011737/bk_blak_011737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Phineas T. Barnum considered himself primarily a showman, but his main goal was to put money in his own pocket. Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti reads The Art of Money Getting, subtitled Golden Rules for Making Money, for you. It has a great deal of common sense about how to make money and, more importantly, how to keep it once you´ve made it. A little dated, but it remains one of the best self-help books ever written. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Vendetti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002372/bk_mike_002372_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.