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The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Julia Cameron

Language

English

Pages

267

Publication Date

March 04, 2002

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<p><b>"Without <i>The Artist's Way</i>, there would have been no <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>.鈥?鈥擡lizabeth Gilbert</b></p><p><b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist鈥檚 life. Still as vital today<b>鈥?lt;/b>or perhaps even more so<b>鈥?lt;/b>than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of聽<b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes聽<b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽for today's creatives.</p>
Tell Me Who I Am: The Story Behind the Netflix Documentary: Now ...
by , Marcus Lewis

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

July 04, 2013

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<p>Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin.</p><p>Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you. Why the secrets? Why the silences? You have no choice but to begin again.</p><p>This has been Alex's reality: a world where memories are just the stories people tell you, where fact and fiction are impossible to distinguish. With dogged courage he has spent years hunting for the truth about his hidden past and his remarkable family. His quest to understand his true identity has revealed shocking betrayals and a secret tragedy, extraordinary triumph over crippling adversity and, above all, redemption founded on brotherly love.</p><p>Marcus his twin brother has sometimes been a reluctant companion on this journey, but for him too it has led to staggering revelations and ultimately the shedding of impossible burdens. </p><p>Their story spans continents and eras, from 1950s debutantes and high society in the Home Counties to a remote island in the Pacific and 90s raves. Disturbing, funny, heart-breaking and affirming, Alex and Marcus's determination to rebuild their lives makes us look afresh at how we choose to tell our stories.</p>
Life with Picasso (New York Review Books Classics)
by , Carlton Lake

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>Fran莽oise 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.</b><br /><br />Fran莽oise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. 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. Her introduction to Picasso led to a friendship, a love affair, and a relationship of ten years, during which Gilot gave birth to Picasso鈥檚 two children, Paloma and Claude. Gilot was one of Picasso鈥檚 muses; she was also very much her own woman, determined to make herself into the remarkable painter she did indeed become.<br /><br /><i>Life with Picasso</i>, written with Carlton Lake and published in 1961, is about Picasso the artist and Picasso the man. We hear him talking about painting and sculpture, his life, his career, as well as other artists, both contemporaries and old masters. We glimpse Picasso in his many and volatile moods, dismissing his work, exultant over his work, entertaining his various superstitions, being an anxious father. But聽Life with Picasso聽is not only a portrait of a great artist at the height of his fame; it is also a picture of a talented young woman of exacting intelligence at the outset of her own notable career.
Van Gogh: The Life
by , Gregory White Smith

Language

English

Pages

976

Publication Date

October 18, 2011

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙犫€淭he definitive biography for decades to come.鈥?lt;b>鈥擫eo Jansen, curator, the Van Gogh Museum, and co-editor of聽</b><i><b>Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Letters</b></i></b><br /></b><br />Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force鈥攁n exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist: his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art. The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh鈥檚 inner world: his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; his bouts of depression and mental illness; and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty-seven.<br /> 聽<br /> Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted in more than seventy years. Naifeh and Smith have re-created Van Gogh鈥檚 life with an astounding vividness and psychological acuity that bring a completely new and sympathetic understanding to this unique artistic genius.<br /><b><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY聽<i>The New York Times Book Review聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>The Washington Post聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>The Wall Street Journal聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>San Francisco Chronicle聽</i>鈥?NPR 鈥⒙?lt;i>The Economist聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Newsday聽</i>鈥?BookReporter聽</b><br /><br />鈥淚n their magisterial new biography,聽<i>Van Gogh: The Life,聽</i>Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith provide a guided tour through the personal world and work of that Dutch painter, shining a bright light on the evolution of his art. . . . What [the authors] capture so powerfully is Van Gogh鈥檚 extraordinary will to learn, to persevere against the odds.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥?lt;/i>Michiko Kakutani,聽</b><i><b>The New York Times</b><br /></i><br />鈥淏rilliant . . . Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith are the big-game hunters of modern art history. . . . [<i>Van Gogh</i>] rushes along on a tide of research. . . . At once a model of scholarship and an emotive, pacy chunk of hagiography.鈥?lt;b>鈥擬artin Herbert,聽<i>The Daily Telegraph聽</i>(London)</b>
Herding Cats: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
by Sarah Andersen

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen鈥檚 spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find聽鈥?"<br />--<i>The Huffington Post</i><br /><br />Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations.<i> Sarah's Scribbles</i> is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.聽
Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Crea...
by Marc Silber

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English

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Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<h3><strong>#1 New Release in Performing Arts & Personal Success 鈥?Find Your Creative Artist Within</strong></h3><p><strong>Creative conversations from some of the world's top photographers, filmmakers, Grammy award winners, TED presenters, actors, CEOs and more!</strong></p><p><strong>Time for a new mindset.</strong>聽Many of us think of creativity as something distant and incompatible with daily life鈥攁 skill that artists get to use, but not the rest of us. Maybe you feel like a land-locked surfer, yearning for exhilarating rides. Or maybe you live for the few hours a week when you can take photographs, paint, or write. It鈥檚 time for a new mindset.聽<em>Create</em>聽shows you how to rediscover the artist within you.</p><p><strong>Live a more creative life.</strong>聽People who make a living in the creative arts know that there is a cycle to unlocking the imagination. Visualize, know your tools, work your craft, refine, share. When you tap into this cycle, you鈥檒l find ways to operate at your highest state in all aspects of life.</p><p><strong>Find your creative purpose.</strong>聽Overcoming the barriers to innovation is easier than you think. Marc Silber, best selling author, award-wining creative and educator, shows you how to avoid the traps of procrastination, overthinking, and self-doubt. The exercises in聽<em>Create</em>聽are specifically designed to help you find certainty and confidence in self-expression.</p><p><strong>Learn how to:</strong></p><ul><li>Master the techniques of visualization</li><li>Draw inspiration from the world around you</li><li>Collaborate with people who can further your vision</li><li>Share with others to spread the joy</li></ul><p><strong>If you enjoyed motivational books like聽<em>The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life</em>,聽<em>Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative</em>,聽<em>Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear</em>, and Julia Cameron鈥檚聽<em>The Artist鈥檚 Way: 25th Anniversary Edition</em>, you鈥檒l love聽<em>Create</em>.</strong></p>
Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
by Ella Frances Sanders

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<b><b>鈥淪trong on science but just this side of poetry.鈥澛?lt;i>鈥擭ature聽</i></b><br /><br />A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling creator of <i>Lost in Translation<br /><br /></i></b>Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars, or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time, or the nature of natural things?聽<br /><br />Our world is full of unshakable mystery, and although we live in a civilization more complicated than ever, there is simplicity and reassurance to be found in knowing <i>how</i> and <i>why</i>. <br /> 聽<br /> From the聽<i>New York Times </i>bestselling creator of聽<i>Lost in Translation</i>,聽<i>Eating the Sun</i>聽is a delicately existential, beautifully illustrated, and welcoming exploration of the universe鈥攐ne that examines and marvels at the astonishing principles, laws, and phenomena that we exist alongside, that we sit within.<br /><br /><b>鈥淸A] lyrical and luminous celebration of science and our consanguinity with the universe. . . . Playful and poignant.鈥澛犫€擝rain Pickings</b>
The Lives of Lucian Freud: The Restless Years, 1922-1968
by William Feaver

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English

Pages

704

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, it is a major work written by a well-known British art critic.聽</b><br /><br />Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is one of the most influential figurative painters of the 20th century. His paintings are in every major museum and many private collections here and abroad. William Feaver's daily calls from 1973 until Freud died in 2011, as well as interviews with family and friends were crucial sources for this book.Freud had ferocious energy, worked day and night but his circle was broad including not just other well-known artists but writers, bluebloods, royals in England and Europe, drag queens, fashion models gamblers, bookies and gangsters like the Kray twins. Fierce, rebellious, charismatic, extremely guarded about his life, he was witty, mischievous and a womanizer.<br />聽聽聽聽This brilliantly researched and well written book begins with the Freuds' life in Berlin, the rise of Hitler and the family's escape to London in 1933 when Lucian was 10. Sigmund Freud was his grandfather and Ernst, his father was an architect. In London in his twenties, his first solo show was in 1944 at the Lefevre Gallery. Around this time, Stephen Spender introduced him to Virginia Woolf, at night he was taking Pauline Tennant to the Gargoyle Club, owned by her father and frequented by Dylan Thomas; he was also meeting Sonia Orwell, Cecil Beaton, Auden, Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the Aly Khan, and his muse was a married femme fatale, 13 years older, Lorna Wishart. But it was Francis Bacon who would become his most important influence and the painters Frank Auerbach and David Hockney, close friends.<br />聽聽聽聽On Freud's first trip to Paris in 1946 he met the artists Picasso, Giacometti, Andre Breton, Alexander Calder and Balthus. Next was a trip to Greece then trips to the south of France with the Graham Sutherlands. More shows followed in London and Paris and Kenneth Clark tried to buy a painting in 1947 for the Tate, Alfred Barr did buy one for MoMa in 1948, the year Freud married his first wife Kitty Garman Epstein, the daughter of the famous sculptor, Jacob Epstein. In 1952 he eloped with Lady Caroline Blackwood to Paris where they married in 1953; there were two girls from the first marriage but he had twelve other children from his many liasons.聽<br />聽聽聽聽This is an extremely intimate, lively and rich portrait of the artist, full of gossip and stories recounted by Freud to Feaver about people, encounters, and work. Freud's art was his life鈥?quot;my work is purely autobiographical"鈥攁nd he usually painted only family, friends, lovers, children, though there were exceptions like the famous small portrait of the Queen. With his later portraits, the subjects were often nude, names were never given and sittings could take up to 16 months, each session lasting five hours but subjects were rarely bored as Freud was a great raconteur and mimic. This book is a major achievement, a tour de force that reveals the details of the life and innermost thoughts of the greatest portrait painter of our time. Volume I has 41 black and white integrated images, and 2 eight-page color inserts.
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
by Andrew Graham-Dixon

Language

English

Pages

585

Publication Date

November 10, 2011

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times Book Review</em> Editors' Choice and a <em>Washington Post</em> Notable Book of the Year<br /><br /><br /><br />"This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century." 鈥擧ilary Spurling, <em>New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><br /><p>Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571鈥?610) lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. This commanding biography explores Caravaggio鈥檚 staggering artistic achievements, his volatile personal trajectory, and his tragic and mysterious death at age thirty-eight. Featuring more than eighty full-color reproductions of the artist鈥檚 best paintings, <em>Caravaggio</em> is a masterful profile of the mercurial painter.</p>
The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics)
by Giorgio Vasari

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English

Pages

624

Publication Date

April 02, 1998

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Packed with facts, attributions, and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries, Vasari's collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of the development of Renaissance art.<br /><br />Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto, who represent the infancy of art, Vasari considers the period of youthful vigour, shaped by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and Masaccio, before discussing the mature period of perfection, dominated by the titanic figures of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo.<br /><br />This specially commissioned translation contains thirty-six of the most important lives as well as an introduction and explanatory notes.<br /><br />ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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