A review of the Mary Quant exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum London. The audiobook looks at the beginnings of the designer´s practice, launched with the Kings Road boutique Bazaar in the 1950s; progressing to Quant´s mini skirts and trouser suits in the 1960s, and development of a cosmetic range in the 1970s. Includes quotations from associates and biographical data. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Bretton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150814/bk_acx0_150814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
repetition and quotation:as a tool for analyzing contemporary art agnieszka ryszkiewicz
This insightful look into one of mankind´s favorite artists traces the magic and melancholy of Vincent Van Gogh. Out of Vincent´s letters to his brother Theo, as collected by Irving Stone, we have selected an exciting and sensitive series of quotations. The quotations in My Life and Love Are One revolve around three themes - love, art, and turmoil. Centered around emotion and creation, Vincent´s writing and philosophy is as expressive as his art. Whether it´s soft and swirling, or rash and profound, the transformation of his thoughts into words colors emptiness with the brightest and darkest moments of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Zenobia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112537/bk_acx0_112537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Embark on a grand tour of art history with this guide to the story of art, and the big ideas and themes behind the world´s most important artistic movements, artworks, and artists. The Art Book explores the more than 80 of the world´s most groundbreaking artworks by history´s most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotations. Discover key artworks and artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to more impressionism, symbolism, cubism, and pop art. Understand the ideas that inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book´s fascinating overview of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.
Taking readers back through the ages, the Guerrilla Girls demonstrate how males have dominated the art scene, and discouraged, belittled, or obscured the women´s movement. This colorful reinterpretation of classic and modern art, as outrageous as it is visibly arresting, is a much-needed corrective to traditional art history, and an unabashed celebration of female artists. Illustrations. 96 pp. 8-city author tour. Online publicity. National radio interviews. 35,000 print. ´´[A] tart, funny, lurid little bomb of a book. It´s all p.c., of course, but not at all predictable, and a lot of righteous information gets dispersed in record time.´´ -- BUST Magazine We were Guerillas before we were Gorillas. From the beginning, the press wanted publicity photos. We needed a disguise. No one remembers, for sure, how we got our fur, but one story is that at an early meeting, an original Girl, a bad speller, wrote ´Gorilla´ instead of ´Guerilla.´ It was an enlightening mistake. It gave us our mask-ulinity. Ever wonder about the abundance of naked male statues in the Classical section of your favorite museum? Did you know medieval convents were hotbeds of female artistic expression? And how did those ´´bad boy´´ artists of the twentieth century make it even harder for a girl to get a break? Thanks to the Guerrilla Girls, those masked feminists whose mission it is to break the white male stronghold over the art world, art history--as we know it--is history. Taking you back through the ages, the Guerrilla Girls demonstrate how males (particularly white males) have dominated the art scene, and discouraged, belittled, or obscured women´s involvement. Their skeptical and hilarious interpretations of ´´popular´´ theory are augmented by the newest research and the expertise of prominent feminist art historians. ´´Believe-it-or-not´´ quotations from some of the ´´experts´´ are sprinkled throughout, as are the Guerrilla Girls´ signature masterpieces: reproductions of famous art works, slightly ´´altered´´ for historic accuracy and vindication. This colorful reinterpretation of classic and modern art, as outrageous as it is visually arresting, is a much-needed corrective to traditional art history, and an unabashed celebration of female artists.
As period, as style, as sensibility, the Baroque remains elusive, its definition subject to dispute. Perhaps this is so in part because baroque vision resists separation of mind and body, form and matter, line and color, image and discourse. In Quoting Caravaggio, Mieke Bal deploys this insight of entanglement as a form of art analysis, exploring its consequences for both contemporary and historical art, as well as for current conceptions of history. Mieke Bal´s primary object of investigation in Quoting Caravaggio is not the great 17th-century painter, but rather the issue of temporality in art. In order to retheorize linear notions of influence in cultural production, Bal analyzes the productive relationship between Caravaggio and a number of late-20th-century artists who quote the baroque master in their own works. These artists include Andres Serrano, Carrie Mae Weems, Ken Aptekar, David Reed, and Ana Mendieta, among others. Each chapter of Quoting Caravaggio shows particular ways in which quotation is vital to the new art but also to the source from which it is derived. Through such dialogue between present and past, Bal argues for a notion of preposterous history where works that appear chronologically first operate as an aftereffect caused by the images of subsequent artists. Quoting Caravaggio is at once a meditation on history as creative, nonlinear process; a study of the work of Caravaggio and the Baroque; and, a critical exposition of contemporary artistic representation and practice.
From the author of How to Say It, the million-copies-sold best seller. If you want to improve your conversational skills - and achieve greater levels of personal and professional success, The Art of Talking to Anyone is the ultimate book. Rosalie Maggio has built a career on teaching people how to say the right thing at the right time - and she´s made her techniques available to you. This essential communication handbook includes: Sample dialogues, topics, and responses Quick-reference dos and don´ts Tips for handling special situations Confidence-building advice and quotations Key words that get to the business at hand Whether it´s small talk or big, social or work-related, The Art of Talking to Anyone gives you all the tools you need to speak up with confidence, to charm and persuade, and to talk your way through any situation - successfully. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000076/bk_graw_000076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meditations, The Art of War, and Self Reliance are three famous books that will help you achieve mastery in life. Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise written by strategist Sun Tzu. Each chapter is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics. The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare. It has a profound influence on both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. Self Reliance is an essay written in 1841 by American transcendentalist philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. It contains the most thorough statement of one of Emerson´s recurrent themes: the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow their own instincts and ideas. It is the source of one of Emerson´s most famous quotations: ´´A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.´´ This essay is an analysis into the nature of the ´´aboriginal self on which a universal reliance may be grounded.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: John York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133166/bk_acx0_133166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations. Why have history´s greatest minds - from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today´s top performers, from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities - embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from Emperor Marcus Aurelius, playwright Seneca, and slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year, you´ll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come), you´ll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/senm/000005/bk_senm_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.