Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical, Hamilton, is as revolutionary as its subject: the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.
"Love the idea of the book, get it in print."
Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence as well as the Italian Renaissance, which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. Interwoven into the narrative are the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists with whom the Medici had dealings, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Donatello as well as scientists like Galileo and Pico della Mirandola.
"An Intriguing Lens on the Renaissance"
M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima.
Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.
When John Snare, a 19th-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young - too young to be king - and yet also too young to be painted by the Flemish painter to which the work was attributed. Snare had found something incredible - but what? His research brought him to Diego Velázquez, whose long-lost portrait of Prince Charles has eluded art experts for generations.
"would have been nice to have pdfs of the photos"
Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions, how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place."
"Excellent Content and Listen"
Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers - also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen".
"It's as if this book was written for me!"
This expanded audio collection presents William Zinsser's On Writing Well, the classic teaching book that has sold more than 1 million copies, together with a new 90-minute section that tells you how to write a memoir.
"Zinsser lays out"
Best-selling historian and philosopher Will Durant devoted his entire life to studying the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. Here is a summation of Durant's work, as he presents the best of world history. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events in simple and exciting terms, it is a concise liberal arts education.
The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in 19th-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced by their beauty and mystery, he determined to trace the story of his family through the story of the collection.
"A vagabond through history, clutching a tiny carvi"
In this moving account, Peter Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice. We follow his search for meaning as an Ivy-educated child of the middle class who finds employment as a novice carpenter on Nantucket, transitions to self-employment as a designer and maker of fine furniture, takes a turn at teaching and administration at Colorado's Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and then founds a school in Maine: the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an internationally respected nonprofit institution.
"A guide to living a fulfilling life"
In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life.
Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling.
"I enjoyed this."
From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind's great modern myth: the superhero. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Grant Morrison draws on art, science, mythology, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of the superhero - why they matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are... and what we may yet become.
This box set includes the following books: Photography for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Mastering DSLR Photography; Portrait Photography: Learn to Shoot Portraits That Make You Look Like a Model in a Few Easy Steps!; The Picture Profits ATM!: How You Can Easily Make Money Online Selling Your Photographs; Stupid. Simple. Photoshop: A Noobie's Guide to Using Photoshop TODAY; Photoshop: 5 Essential Photoshop Tricks to Perfect Your Photography in 24 Hours or Less!
In this masterful work, listeners will encounter: the poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers of the Renaissance; the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of Milan, Florence, and Venice; the life and accomplishments of Leonardo DaVinci; the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome; the politicians and philosophers of Italy, including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli; the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.
"Wonderful Review of Renaissance Italy"
Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of 34. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know.
"Ever Wonder about Video Games?"
Experience Hamlet as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.
"Performance great; commentary lacking"
Walking in This World picks up where Julia Cameron's best-selling book on the creative process, The Artist's Way, left off to present readers with a second course, part two in an amazing journey toward discovering our human potential. Full of valuable new strategies and techniques for breaking through difficult creative ground, this is the "intermediate level" of the Artist's Way program.
"loved this book!"
This audiobook will guide you through some simple steps so that you can start making money through selling your photographs in a matter of a few days. Can photographs actually be sold through the Internet? Definitely! There are thousands of photographers out there who are doing it, so why can't you? However, it requires a lot of market knowledge, tips, tricks and the right kind of information. This book is comprised of everything you need to quickly start making money right from the comfort of your couch.
Audiobook-ul de fata cuprinde textele integrale, în lectura autorului, a doua conferinte sustinute de Andrei Plesu în 2003 si 2005. Despre bucurie în Est si în Vest a fost rostita de Andrei Plesu în deschiderea Festivalului international de muzica simfonica de la Salzburg, 25 iulie 2003. Ideologiile între ridicol si subversiune a fost prezentata de autor la Landeskuratorium Bazern, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, la 28 noiembrie 2005.
In hundreds of photographs, drawings, and plans - most never before seen by the public - Judith Dupré chronicles the rise of America's most exciting and emotionally charged new skyscraper. One World Trade Center showcases the building's groundbreaking design and engineering, from the initial excavation to the final placement of the spire.
The rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting are celebrated in this new collection for lovers of both knitting and literature. In Knitting Pearls, two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home. Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother's gift of a knitted stocking.
Professional tips and strategies, cheats and hacks, beast mode, about Puffers, beat levels, how to get tons of cash/coins, plus much more!
Acest audiobook contine doua capitole din ultima editie a volumului Declaratie de iubire de Gabriel Liiceanu. "Sebastian, mon frère" este textul unei conferinte pe care autorul a fost invitat sa o sustina in fata Comunitatii evreiesti din Romania, la 13 aprilie 1997. Scrisoare catre un frate mai mare reprezinta paginile, aparute mai intai in Epistolar (Cartea Româneasca, 1987), pe care Gabriel Liiceanu i le-a trimis din Paltinis lui Petru Cretia la 28 martie 1985.
Painted lavishly in oils in historic, genre-melding, technical virtuosity, and using custom-made costumes and local craftsman, the six-foot wide panoramic scene features an actual descendant of John Harris posing as John Harris himself, and a former Broadway Dancer as the heroic rescuing chief. Secret ancient historical information, celestial symbolism, and fantastic artistic technique are delivered within the compositional arrangements and careful selection of colors and elements.
This is the most comprehensive and only detailed guide you will find online. With the success of my hundreds of other written guides and strategies, I have written another advanced professional guide for new and veteran players. This gives specific strategies and tips on how to progress in the game, beat your opponents, acquire more coins and currency, plus much more!
"Michnikowszczyzna. Zapis choroby", publicystyczna ksiazka Rafala Ziemkiewicza, ukazuje sie w formacie audiobooka, w interpretacji samego autora. Sam Ziemkiewicz o swojej ksiazce mówi tak: "Adam Michnik interesuje mnie... jako propagandysta przez wiele lat bez skrupulów uzywajacy jako narzedzia do urabiania opinii publicznej i robienia polskiej inteligencji wody z mózgów..."
Want to play team trivia, pub trivia, or bar trivia but not leave the comfort of your home? Well, now, you can! Introducing OC Trivia Live! Game Books: Fun Easy Trivia. This is not just another plain old trivia book. It is five complete games (four rounds each) for a total of 20 rounds. Play the game and have fun with friends at home, while commuting to work, on a long road trip, or just test yourself for fun.
This book will guide you in starting your own photography business; it's truly an advantage if you are a photographer by profession, but if not, it doesn't mean that you could not open your own business. I can help you get the ball rolling.
When The Phenomenology of Dance was first published in 1966, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone asked, "When we look at a dance, what do we see?" Her questions about the nature of our experience of dance and the nature of dance as a formed and performed art are still provocative and acutely significant today. Sheets-Johnstone considers dance an aesthetic mode of expression and integrates theories of dance into philosophical discussions of the nature of movement.
This quick guide to adult coloring books contains all the information you need to get to know the fascinating trend of adult coloring. Designed for the beginner, it guides you through the main concepts of adult coloring, and contains simple, practical tips to help improve focus, mental balance, and reduce stress.
"Can coloring books help de-stress your life?"
Zbiór felietonów i reportazy publikowanych m.in. na lamach: "Gazety Wyborczej", "Dekady Literackiej", czy paryskiej "Kultury" w latach 1994 - 2003. Teksty sa niezwykle róznorodne tematycznie, od spraw lekkich po powazne: problemy spoleczne, historyczne, obyczajowe kulturowe. Autor ma doskonaly zmysl obserwacji, wnikliwie analizuje ludzkie zachowania. Za sprawa doskonalego poczucia humoru, umiejetnosci zachowania dystansu do samego siebie i wartkiego jezyka Kalinin równie czesto wprowadza czytelnika w doskonaly nastrój, co melancholijna zadume.
Have you been wanting to do acrylic painting for a long time? If so, this is the perfect book for you. This book is a complete introductory guide for acrylic painting. It covers important topics such as: tools, grades of paints, varieties, tips and techniques, maintenance of supplies, and acrylic vs. other mediums. You may not be Rembrandt or Picasso after listening to this book, but you will be well on your way to creating an acrylic paint masterpiece!
În ziua de astăzi, asistăm la o decadență a muzicilor rurale și urbane. Ele nu mai au forță, energie și valoare. Se desfășoară în formule stereotipe și uniformizate. Libertatea de a hori nu se lasă însă învinsă de trecerea vremii. Horitorul trebuie "să stâmpere". De aceea se spune că horea nu stă în orice trup. Nu se cuibărește oriunde. Horitul este un dar spiritual, înseamnă inspirație, măiestrie, este un prilej care îți aduce fericire și izbândă.
Audios for Rhythm study. "Rhythm Study" is a music textbook, the purpose of which is to teach the basics of reading rhythms in an efficient and easy manner. The audiobook is designed to meet the rhythm syllabus requirements of music schools all the way up to university level.
"textbook required, no pdf or text provided"
There is a lot of great information in this book that will help you drastically improve your photography skills and will teach you how you can make money by selling you photography online. No longer will you have old useless pictures sitting on your hard drive. They will be making you money!
Take a peek inside the heads of some of the world's greatest living graphic designers. How do they think, how do they connect to others, what special skills do they have? In honest and revealing interviews, 19 designers, including Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, David Carson, and Milton Glaser, share their approaches, processes, opinions, and thoughts about their work with noted brand designer Debbie Millman. The internet radio talk host of Design Matters, Millman persuades the greatest graphic designers of our time to speak frankly and openly about their work.
"Not what I expected but"
First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images, which are continually inserted between experience and reality. When anything can be photographed, and photography has destroyed the boundaries and definitions of art, a viewer can approach a photograph freely, with no expectations of discovering what it means. This collection of six lucid and invigorating essays, with the most famous being "In Plato's Cave", make up a deep exploration of how the image has affected society.
"I'm Glad I Bought, Despite Some Negative Reviews"
From young artists trying to elbow their way in to those working hard at dropping out, White's essential audiobook offers a once-in-a-generation glimpse of the inner workings of the American art world at a moment of unparalleled ambition, uncertainty, and creative exuberance.
"Mispronunciations Spoil This Reading!"
The Art Instinct combines two of the most fascinating and contentious disciplines, art and evolutionary science, in a provocative new work that will revolutionize the way art itself is perceived. Aesthetic taste, argues Denis Dutton, is an evolutionary trait, and is shaped by natural selection. It's not, as almost all contemporary art criticism and academic theory would have it, "socially constructed".
"A breath of fresh air!"
For more than half a century, Ada Louise Huxtable's keen eye and vivid writing have reinforced to readers how important architecture is and why it continues to be both controversial and fascinating - making her one of the best-known critics in the world. On Architecture collects the best of Huxtable's writing from the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, and her various books. In these selections, Huxtable examines the 20th century's most important architectural masters and projects.
Here is a tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries - many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today. Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history.
"reads like a thriller"
Contemporary art has never been so popular - but what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? What is its role today, and who is controlling its future? Julian Stallabrass takes us inside the international art world to answer these and other controversial questions, and to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity. Its mysteries are all too easily explained, its depths much shallower than they seem.
"Marxist critique of the power elites not much art."
Inside the Business of Graphic Design casts a precise and realistic light on the risks, requirements, and rewards of running a creative and successful design business. Whether you dream of setting up a small studio, or whether you've been on your own for years, this provocative guide is an important source of success strategies for every graphics professional.
"Broad overview of 60 companies"
By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q, comes the first-ever oral history of American burlesque - as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance.
An introduction to philosophy through film, Thinking Through Film: Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies combines the exploration of fundamental philosophical issues with the experience of viewing films, and provides an engaging reading experience for undergraduate students, philosophy enthusiasts and film buffs alike. An in-depth yet accessible introduction to the philosophical issues raised by films, film spectatorship and film-making.
"The racing narration is an impediment."
Art today is defined by its relationship to money as never before. Prices of living artists' works have been driven to unprecedented heights, conventional boundaries within the art world have collapsed, and artists now think ever more strategically about how to advance their careers. Artists no longer simply make art, but package, sell, and brand it. Noah Horowitz exposes the inner workings of the contemporary art market, explaining how this unique economy came to be, how it works, and where it's headed.
Toward the end of his long life, Tiziano Vecelli - known to the world ever since as Titian (circa 1488-1576) - was at work on a number of paintings that he kept in his studio, never quite completing them, as though wanting to endlessly postpone the moment of closure. Produced with his fingers as much as with the brush, Titian’s last paintings are imbued with a unique rawness and immediacy without precedent in the history of Western art.
"A trip to Venice"
Diane Arbus was one of the most brilliant and revered photographers in the history of American art. Her portraits, in stark black and white, seemed to reveal the psychological truths of their subjects. But after she committed suicide at the age of 48, the presumed chaos and darkness of her own inner life became, for many viewers, inextricable from her work. In the spirit of Janet Malcolm's classic examination of Sylvia Plath, The Silent Woman, William Todd Schultz's An Emergency in Slow Motion reveals the creative and personal struggles of Diane Arbus.
The drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, trailblazing Abstract Expressionist, appear to be the polar opposite of Thomas Hart Benton's highly figurative Americana. Yet the two men had a close and highly charged relationship dating from Pollock's days as a student under Benton. Pollock's first and only formal training came from Benton, and the older man soon became a surrogate father to Pollock.
John Heskett wants to transform the way we think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal, and the car we drive to work in, to the medical equipment used to save lives. Design combines 'need' and 'desire' in the form of a practical object that can also reflect the user's identity and aspirations through its form and decoration. This concise guide also looks at how different cultures and individuals personalize objects.
Helping graphic designers find professional and spiritual support in the ever-demanding struggle to stay creative and profitable, this book reveals how some of today's most successful and intriguing designers keep growing as artists and as people with the power to affect public attitudes. Topics addressed include how to keep track of one's vision, the meaning of success, what sustains designers spiritually, and how to embrace change and stay fluid.
The next best thing to having a room key to the Chelsea Hotel during each of its famous - and infamous - decades The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention: a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing building. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House, delivers a masterful and endlessly entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there.
"dope and hostess cupcakes"
Thanks to Salem sea captains, Gilded Age millionaires, curators on horseback, and missionaries gone native, North American museums now possess the greatest collections of Chinese art outside of East Asia itself. How did it happen? The China Collectors is the first full account of a century-long treasure hunt in China from the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion to Mao Zedong's 1949 ascent.