The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

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Penguin (Non-Classics) #ad - Readers have come to expect him not only to fill in their knowledge about art but also to inspire them to think about connections between art and the larger world - which is to say, to think more like an artist. Kimmelman regards art, like all serious human endeavors, as a passage through which a larger view of life may come more clearly into focus.

His book is a kind of adventure or journey. It carries the message that many of us may not yet have learned how to recognize the art in our own lives. A few of the characters Kimmelman describes, like Bonnard and Chardin, are great artists. A new york times bestseller—a dazzling and inspirational survey of how art can be found and appreciated in everyday lifeMichael Kimmelman, the prominent New York Times writer and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, is known as a deep and graceful writer across the disciplines of art and music and also as a pianist who understands something about the artist's sensibility from the inside.

The accidental masterpiece is a kind of literary Wunderkammer, filled with lively surprises and philosophical musings. Kimmelman's many years of contemplating and writing about art have brought him to this wise, wide-ranging, and long-awaited book. It explores art as life's great passion, revealing what we can learn of life through pictures and sculptures and the people who make them.

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The Story of Art

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Phaidon Press #ad - In these respects the new edition is true to its much‐loved predecessors: the text runs as smoothly as ever and the improved illustrations are always on the page where the reader needs them. The text has been revised and updated where appropriate, and a number of significant new artists have been incorporated.

In its new edition, this classic work continues its triumphant progress tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur. Great product! The bibliographies have been expanded and updated, and the maps and charts redrawn. The story of art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle.

The Story of Art #ad - The story of art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. The illustrations, now in color throughout, have all been improved and reoriginated, and include six fold‐outs. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.

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The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art

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Basic Books #ad - Eager to democratize genres that can feel inaccessible, guts, Esplund encourages viewers to trust their own taste, and common sense. Great product! . The shifts have left the art-viewing public understandably perplexed. In the art of looking, renowned art critic Lance Esplund demonstrates that works of modern and contemporary art are not as indecipherable as they might seem.

With patience, insight, and wit, Esplund guides us through the last century of art and empowers us to approach and appreciate it with new eyes. A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary artthe landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black square and Duchamp's 1917 signed porcelain urinal to Jackson Pollock's midcentury "drip" paintings; Chris Burden's "Shoot" 1971, in which the artist was voluntarily shot in the arm with a rifle; Urs Fischer's "You" 2007, a giant hole dug in the floor of a New York gallery; and the conceptual and performance art of today's Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramovic.

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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Penguin Books #ad - A stimulating exploration of wandering, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To MeWritten as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, desire, loss, being lost, trust, memory, and place.

A field guide to Getting Lost. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, from wilderness to cities, and the places we traverse, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. Great product! While deeply personal, punk rockers, monks, her own stories link up to larger stories, deserts, mountains, not to mention encounters with tortoises, from captivity narratives of early Americans to the use of the color blue in Renaissance painting, and the movie Vertigo.

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The Creative Process: Reflections on the Invention in the Arts and Sciences

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University of California Press #ad - Great product! . University of California Press. Contributors include albert einstein, carl gustav jung, wolfgang amadeus Mozart, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Miller, Katherine Anne Porter, Max Ernst, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Mary Wigman, Amy Lowell, Henri Poincaré and many others. A field guide to Getting Lost. This unique anthology brings together material from 38 well-known writers, artists, and scientists who attempt to describe the process by which original ideas come to them.

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The Nearest Thing to Life The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities

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Brandeis University Press #ad - In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, the noted contributor to the New Yorker, James Wood, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. Sebald, and the Blue Flower, by Penelope Fitzgerald. Great product! University of California Press. The final section discusses fiction in the context of exile and homelessness.

The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, ” The Emigrants, Chekhov’s story “The Kiss, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works―among others, by W. G. More than a tightly argued little book by a man commonly regarded as our finest living critic, The Nearest Thing to Life is an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer and critic, and asks us to reconsider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction.

The Nearest Thing to Life The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities #ad - He argues that of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. A field guide to Getting Lost. Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a boy from the provinces growing up in a charged Christian environment, the links he draws between reading and blasphemy, the secret joy of his childhood reading, or between literature and music.

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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

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Simon & Schuster #ad - One of the world’s leading creative artists, movin’ out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird. All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit.

In "do a verb, " she turns your mind and body into coworkers. Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. In "build a bridge to the next Day, " she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight.

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Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life

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University of California Press #ad - Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life #ad - Allan kaprow's "happenings" and "environments" were the precursors to contemporary performance art, and his essays are some of the most thoughtful, provocative, and influential of his generation. Great product! His sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into focus in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings.

University of California Press. The creative habit Learn It and Use It for Life. A field guide to Getting Lost. A new preface and two new additional essays published in the 1990s bring this valuable collection up to date. University of California Press.

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Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre, and Elsewhere

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Random House #ad - Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre, and Elsewhere #ad - The creative habit Learn It and Use It for Life. University of California Press. A field guide to Getting Lost. University of California Press. Great product! The chief art critic for the new york times tours the world's museums with such preeminent painters, Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographers, and Elizabeth Murray, and sculptors as Roy Lichtenstein, who speak informally about their favorite works of art.

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Life with Picasso New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - This is a brilliant self-portrait of a young woman of enormous talent and exacting intelligence figuring out who she wants to be. A field guide to Getting Lost. Great product! Françoise gilot's candid memoir remains the most revealing portrait of Picasso written, and gives fascinating insight into the intense and creative life shared by two modern artists.

Françoise gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. University of California Press. University of California Press. The creative habit Learn It and Use It for Life. Used book in Good Condition. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young woman defied their wishes and set her sights on being an artist.

Life with Picasso New York Review Books Classics #ad - Her introduction to picasso led to a friendship, and a relationship of ten years, during which Gilot gave birth to Picasso’s two children, a love affair, Paloma and Claude. Gilot was one of picasso’s muses; she was also very much her own woman, determined to make herself into the remarkable painter she did indeed become.

Life with picasso is an indispensable record of his thinking about art, as well as an often very funny account of his relationships with other artists and with dealers and hangers-on. It is also about Françoise Gilot.

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Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste

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Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press. Bloomsbury Academic. A field guide to Getting Lost. In a new afterword, carl wilson examines recent cultural changes in love and hate, including the impact of technology and social media on how taste works or doesn't in the 21st century. The original text is followed by lively arguments and stories from Nick Hornby, Mary Gaitskill, James Franco, Ann Powers, Krist Novoselic, Sheila Heti and others.

Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste #ad - The creative habit Learn It and Use It for Life. How can anyone say which side is right? this new, expanded edition goes even further, calling on thirteen prominent writers and musicians to respond to themes ranging from sentiment and kitsch to cultural capital and musical snobbery. Great product! At once among the most widely beloved and most reviled and lampooned pop stars of the past few decades, Céline Dion's critics call her mawkish and overblown while millions of fans around the world adore her "huge pipes" and even bigger feelings.

For his 2007 critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series title, let's talk about Love, Carl Wilson went on a quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan and explore how we define ourselves by what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate. University of California Press.

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