Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241959586

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 9311

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.

Artful Making

What Managers Need to Know about how Artists Work

Author: Robert Daniel Austin,Lee Devin

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780130086952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

View: 8686

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.

Artful Lives

Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather, and the Bohemians of Los Angeles

Author: Beth Gates Warren

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

View: 4871

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.

The Artful Mind

Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity

Author: Mark Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195345636

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 2140

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.

John Dewey and the Artful Life

Pragmatism, Aesthetics, and Morality

Author: Scott R. Stroud

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271050071

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

View: 3618

"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.

The Artful Species

Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Author: Stephen Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199658544

Category: Art

Page: 301

View: 9865

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.

Artful Dodgers

Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Author: Marah Gubar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199714476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 9032

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.

Artful Seduction

Homosexuality and the Problematics of Exile

Author: Karl Posso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351197215

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 5544

"The controversial works of Brazilian authors Silviano Santiago(1936-) and Caio Fernando Abreu (1948-96) offer distinctive but complementary explorations of male homosexual subjectivities formulated through displacement, exile and the abject. Posso examines the innovative ways in which these writers stage-manage Western poststructuralist thought to critique heterosexist exclusion in Brazil and in globalized popular and folk culture, and he explains how they draw on diverse cultural productions and art works to extend a general undermining of oppositional logic and psychoanalytic theory."

Artful Cards

60 Fresh & Fabulous Designs

Author: Katherine Duncan Aimone

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600591402

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7739

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.

The Artful Universe

An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination

Author: William K. Mahony

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435793

Category: Religion

Page: 325

View: 740

Provides an accessible introduction to the Vedic religious world by focusing on the role of divine and human imagination in sacred texts.

Artful Science

Enlightenment Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education

Author: Barbara Maria Stafford

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262691819

Category: Art

Page: 350

View: 1834

Exploring the exhilarating but paradoxical intertwining of enchantment with enlightenment in the early modern period.

The Artful Cookie

Baking & Decorating Delectable Confections

Author: Aaron Morgan

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579904845

Category: Cooking

Page: 108

View: 2768

Most of these 34 cookie recipes use a simple sugar, shortbread, or gingerbread base, so they?re no trouble to make. Magnificent color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions will have you piping, dipping, and painting these delicacies in no time at all.

The Artful Hermitage

The Palazzetto Farnese as a Counter-reformation Diaeta

Author: Arnold Alexander Witte


ISBN: 9788882654771

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 2580

Altered Paper Jewelry

Artful Adornments from Beautiful Papers

Author: Jenn Mason

Publisher: Quarry Books (MN)

ISBN: 1592534546

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3772

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.

Artful Polymer Clay

Techniques for Stylish Jewelry and Decor

Author: Gail Ritchey

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 1627000410

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 5241

Gail Ritchey is known for her innovative uses of polymer clay in home decor items, jewelry, and miniatures. She brings a wealth of experience to this collection of 23 fun and beautiful projects that require no special skills or classes. Chapters are divided by techniques such as molding, rolling, shaping, marbling, cutting, punching, stamping, chatoyant, extruding, and mokume gane. Beginner and intermediate artisans can quickly start making elegant cameos, vases, frames, containers, and other attractive and useful objects by following Ritchey's simple, step-by-step techniques.

Designing California Native Gardens

The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecologial Gardens

Author: Glenn Keator,Alrie Middlebrook

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520251106

Category: Gardening

Page: 342

View: 4802

"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

Artful Egg

Südafrika-Thriller. Kramer & Zondi ermitteln (8)

Author: James McClure

Publisher: Unionsverlag

ISBN: 3293309674

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9438

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.

The Artful Ribbon

Beauties in Bloom

Author: Candace Kling

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781571200204

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1896

This guide shows how to make all types of flowers from ribbons, wire and crinoline.

The Artful Pie

Unforgettable Recipes for Creative Cooks

Author: Lisa Cherkasky

Publisher: Chapters Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781576300220

Category: Cooking

Page: 159

View: 3286

Each of the thirty-eight pies in this book is a mixture of inspiration and convention.