Author: Ali Smith
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
Originally four lectures given at Oxford University, Ali Smith's Artful is a tidal wave of ideas. Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form, Artful is narrated by a character who is haunted - literally - by a former lover, the writer of a series of lectures about art and literature. Full of both the poignancy and humour of fiction and all the sideways insights and jaunty angles you would expect from Ali Smith's criticism, it explores form, style, life, love, death, mortality, immortality and what art and writing can mean. Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and the Orange prize, and winner of the Encore Award and the Arts Council Scottish Book Award, Ali Smith is one of our most interesting writers at work today. Artful shows her at her most innovative, warm and generous best. Praise for Artful: 'Artful is a revelation; a new kind of book altogether . . . it could have only been written by Ali Smith. It will open doors for writers; a kind of Room of One's Own for today's readers. Only Smith won't stay in one room. An intimate study of grief; Artful makes you glad to be alive' Jackie Kay 'Smart, allusive, informal, playful, audacious' Independent 'Ali Smith's latest book once again finds her testing the boundaries of genre . . . powerful and moving' London Review of Books 'Artful transports the reader to this magical terrain . . . with its blending of criticism and fiction, Artful belongs in a genre of its own . . . a joyful and optimistic paean to the healing powers of art. It will be entertaining reading for anyone interested in the art of writing, and also of living, well' Anita Sethi, New Statesman 'A brilliant and moving book and as delightfully dodgy as the character from Oliver Twist whom the title evokes' Claire Harman, Evening Standard Books of the Year Praise for Ali Smith: 'Smith can make anything happen, which is why she is one of our most exciting writers today' Daily Telegraph 'She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense' Alain de Botton 'A true and valuable British original' Nick Hornby 'Smith's love of language lights up all her books . . . she's someone to relish' The New York Times Book Review Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of There but for the, Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy and The First Person and Other Stories.
What Managers Need to Know about how Artists Work
Author: Robert Daniel Austin,Lee Devin
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
The authors show how to "manage" ingenuity--and "manufacture" the next great idea, in other words they tell what managers need to know about how artists and highly creative people work.
Südafrika-Thriller. Kramer & Zondi ermitteln (8)
Author: James McClure
Als sich der neugierige indische Postbote Ramjut Pillay morgens auf dem Anwesen der berühmten oppositionellen Schriftstellerin Naomi Stride umsieht, entdeckt er ihre nackte Leiche. Schon steht Lieutenant Kramer wieder einmal vor einem Rätsel: Jeder glaubte offenbar, die weltbekannte Autorin sei längst zur Man-Booker-Preisverleihung nach London geflogen. Kramer und Zondi finden sich unvermutet im Zentrum der Anti-Apartheid-Bewegung wieder, müssen verbotene Romane lesen und sammeln ganz neue Erkenntnisse, als sie im Netzwerk des Widerstands ermitteln.
Integrating the Arts for Understanding Across the Curriculum, K–8
Author: David M. Donahue,Jennifer Stuart
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Describes how the arts provide an entry point for gaining insight into why and how students learn. It includes rich and lively examples of public school teachers integrating visual arts, music, drama, and dance with subject matter, including English, social studies, science, and mathematics to provide a deeper understanding of why and how to use the arts every day, in every school, to reach every child.
Machiavelli, Gracián, Diderot, Nietzsche
Author: Daniel Scott Mayfield
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Literary Criticism
When a term is overused, it tends to fall out of fashion. Cynicism seems to be an exception. Its polytropic versatility apparently prevents any discontinuation of its application. Everyone knows that cynicism denotes that which is deemed deleterious at a given time; and every time will specify its toxicities – the apparent result being the term’s non-specificity. This study describes the cynical stance and statement so as to render the term’s use scholarly expedient. Close readings of textual sources commonly deemed cynical provide a legible starting point. A rhetorical analysis of aphorisms ascribed to the arch-Cynic Diogenes facilitates describing the design of cynical statements, as well as the characteristic features of the cynical stance. These patterns are identifiable in later texts generally labeled cynical – above all in Machiavelli’s Principe. With recourse to the Diogenical archetype, cynicism is likewise rendered describable in Gracián’s Oráculo manual, Diderot’s Le neveu de Rameau, and Nietzsche’s Posthumous Fragments. This study’s description of cynicism provides a phenomenon otherwise considered amorphous with distinct contours, renders transparent its workings, and tenders a dependable basis for further analyses.
Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather, and the Bohemians of Los Angeles
Author: Beth Gates Warren
Publisher: Getty Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This captivating biography reveals the previously untold love story of Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather. Both were photographic artists at the center of the bohemian cultural scene in Los Angeles during the 1910s and 1920s, yet Weston would become a major Modernist photographer while Mather, who Weston ultimately expunged from his journals, would fall into obscurity. The book reveals how they and their entourage sought out the limelight as the Hollywood film industry came of age. Based on ten years of research and illustrated with extraordinary images, some never published, this history has a captivating range of characters, including Charlie Chaplin, Imogen Cunningham, Max Eastman, Emma Goldman, Tina Modotti, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Carl Sandburg. The lively text brings to life the ambiance of this exciting time in Los Angeles history as well as its darker side. Artful Lives exceeds any previously published account of this key period in Weston's development and reveals Mather's important contribution to it, making it an essential reference in Weston studies.
Enlightenment Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education
Author: Barbara Maria Stafford
Publisher: MIT Press
Exploring the exhilarating but paradoxical intertwining of enchantment with enlightenment in the early modern period.
An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination
Author: William K. Mahony
Publisher: SUNY Press
Provides an accessible introduction to the Vedic religious world by focusing on the role of divine and human imagination in sacred texts.
Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity
Author: Mark Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
All normal human beings alive in the last fifty thousand years appear to have possessed, in Mark Turner's phrase, "irrepressibly artful minds." Cognitively modern minds produced a staggering list of behavioral singularities--science, religion, mathematics, language, advanced tool use, decorative dress, dance, culture, art--that seems to indicate a mysterious and unexplained discontinuity between us and all other living things. This brute fact gives rise to some tantalizing questions: How did the artful mind emerge? What are the basic mental operations that make art possible for us now, and how do they operate? These are the questions that occupy the distinguished contributors to this volume, which emerged from a year-long Getty-funded research project hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. These scholars bring to bear a range of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspectives on the relationship between art (broadly conceived), the mind, and the brain. Together they hope to provide directions for a new field of research that can play a significant role in answering the great riddle of human singularity.
Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature
Author: Marah Gubar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In this groundbreaking contribution to Victorian and children's literature studies, Marah Gubar proposes a fundamental reconception of the nineteenth-century attitude toward childhood. The ideology of innocence was much slower to spread than we think, she contends, and the people whom we assume were most committed to it--children's authors and members of the infamous "cult of the child"--were actually deeply ambivalent about this Romantic notion. Rather than wholeheartedly promoting a static ideal of childhood purity, Golden Age children's authors often characterize young people as collaborators who are caught up in the constraints of the culture they inhabit, and yet not inevitably victimized as a result of this contact with adults and their world. Such nuanced meditations on the vexed issue of the child's agency, Gubar suggests, can help contemporary scholars to generate more flexible critical approaches to the study of childhood and children's literature.
60 Fresh & Fabulous Designs
Author: Katherine Duncan Aimone
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
These elegant cards--conceived by the biggest names in crafting, such as Lynn Whipple, Claudine Hellmuth, Terry Taylor and Akiko Sugiyama--use many of today's popular "altered book" techniques and the results are exquisite. In the same amount of time as it would take you to scan the racks for something mass-produced and impersonal, you can create these superbly designed, individualised 3-D and pop-up cards...The ideas are limitless, try photo-copied, collaged, stencilled and stamped ones; papers that have been stitched, embossed, woven and cut and even projects incorporating fabulous folds and fasteners! There are even ideas about coordinating accompanying envelopes. And all the cards include many imaginative variations that will prompt crafters to explore the many techniques in greater depth.
Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution
Author: Stephen Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Artful Species explores the idea that our aesthetic responses and art behaviors are connected to our evolved human nature. Stephen Davies analyses the key concepts of the aesthetic, art, and evolution, and explores how they might be related. He considers a range of issues, including the consideration of whether animals have aesthetic tastes; whether art is not only universal but cross-culturally comprehensible; and the idea that our environmental and landscape preferences are rooted in the experiences of our distant ancestors. He argues that art serves as a powerful and complex signal of human fitness, and so cannot be incidental to biology. Indeed, aesthetic responses and art behaviors are the touchstones of our humanity.
The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecologial Gardens
Author: Glenn Keator,Alrie Middlebrook
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"An excellent how-to book on California native plant landscaping . . . with plans, photographs, and plant lists which are sure to fire the imagination of any gardener."--Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society
The Aesthetic Movement
Author: Karen Zukowski
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Creating the Artful Home: the Aesthetic Movement and Its Influence on Home Decor covers the history of a movement that emphasized "art for art's sake"-and the influence it had on home décor. The Aesthetic Movement in America lasted just a few decades (1870-1900), and served mainly as a bridge between the high Victorian sensibility and the radical shift to the Arts & Crafts style. The movement germinated among artists who used opulent color, decorative patterning, and lavish materials simply for the aesthetic effects they could evoke. It was commonly held that a home that expressed an artful, harmonious soul would instill high aesthetic and moral merit in its inhabitants. The Aesthetic Movement in America helped to popularize the idea that everyone should be able to enjoy beautiful, well-made homes and furnishings-not just the very wealthy. Artful homes could be composed from brilliant antique store finds, discriminating department store purchases, and gems hand-made by the ladies of the house. It was the moment when people embraced the idea that only a beautiful home could be a happy home.
Pragmatism, Aesthetics, and Morality
Author: Scott R. Stroud
Publisher: Penn State Press
"Examines the relationship between art and morality discussed in the writings of American pragmatist John Dewey. Argues that there is a clear connection between the experience of art and the project of moral cultivation"--Provided by publisher.
Artful Adornments from Beautiful Papers
Author: Jenn Mason
Publisher: Quarry Books (MN)
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
By mixing relatively simple jewelry making methods with standard paper arts techniques, "Altered Paper Jewelry" offers paper crafters, altered art aficionados, and jewelry makers creative new ideas for creating stylish and contemporary jewelry from gorgeous paper. Projects include: jewelry decorated and constructed with found paper, photos and beautiful scrapbook papers; beads fashioned from rolled paper, covered with decoupage, and molded with paper craft accessories; paper-like materials, such as vellum, transparencies, shrink plastic and printable fabric paper punched, cut, shrunk and rolled into mini wearable masterpieces, and more. Includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions and templates.
Author: D. N. Rodowick
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Theory—an embattled discourse for decades—faces a new challenge from those who want to model the methods of all scholarly disciplines on the sciences. What is urgently needed, says D. N. Rodowick, is a revitalized concept of theory that can assess the limits of scientific explanation and defend the unique character of humanistic understanding.
A New Orff-Schulwerk Curriculum for Music Making and Music Thinking
Author: Jane Frazee
Publisher: Schott & Company Limited
(Schott). Jane Frazee has made a major contribution to music education in the USA through her practical teaching and through her published works. In this latest book, new considerations are offered regarding the unique contribution of music to the lives of all students. You will discover how music learning relates to all learning, and you will find a curriculum model that inspires you and your students to make music, to make up music, and to make sense of music.
Extraordinary Desserts From an Obsessive Home Baker
Author: Cenk Sonmezsoy
A collection of more than 100 extraordinary desserts—all with photos and meticulous instructions—by Cenk Sönmezsoy, creator of the internationally acclaimed blog Cafe Fernando. Written, styled, photographed, and designed by Cenk Sönmezsoy, The Artful Baker shares the inspiring story of a passionate home baker, beginning with his years after graduate school in San Francisco and showcasing the fruits of a baking obsession he cultivated after returning home to Istanbul. Sönmezsoy’s stories and uniquely styled images, together with his original creations and fresh take on traditional recipes, offer a thoughtful and emotional window into the life of this luminary artist. The Artful Baker is comprised of almost entirely new content, with a few updated versions of readers’ favorites from his blog, such as Brownie Wears Lace, his signature brownies topped with blond chocolate ganache and bittersweet chocolate lace (originally commissioned by Dolce & Gabbana and awarded “Best Original Baking and Desserts Recipe” by Saveur magazine); Raspberry Jewel Pluot Galette, a recipe inspired by Chez Panisse’s 40th year anniversary celebrations; and Devil Wears Chocolate, his magnificent devil’s food cake that graces the cover of the book. Each chapter highlights a variety of indulgences, from cookies to cakes and tarts to ice creams, including recipes like Pistachio and Matcha Sablés; Tahini and Leblebi (double-roasted chickpeas) Swirl Brownies; Sakura Madeleines; Sourdough Simit, the beloved ring-shaped Turkish bread beaded with sesame seeds; Isabella Grape and Kefir Ice Cream; Pomegranate Jam; and Blanche, a berry tart named after the Golden Girl Blanche Devereaux. Every recipe in The Artful Baker has gone through a meticulous development phase, tested by an army of home bakers having varying levels of skill, equipment, and access to ingredients, and revised to ensure that they will work flawlessly in any kitchen. Measurements of ingredients are provided in both volume and weight (grams). Where a volume measurement isn’t useful, weight measurements are provided in both ounces and grams.
Art and Warfare in the Early Modern Europe
Author: Pia F. Cuneo
"Readership: All those interested in the history of art, warfare, and politics in the early modern period, including graduate students, academics, and institutes focused on early modern history and culture."--BOOK JACKET.