Categories

Visual Arts

19 results
Sort by
    • Superman in Myth and Folklore

    • By: Daniel Peretti
    • Narrated by: Scott Carrico
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Superman rose from popular culture - comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies - but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture signals the importance of Superman to fans and to a larger American populace. Superman's story has become a myth dramatizing identity, morality, and politics. Many studies have examined the ways in which folklore has provided inspiration for other forms of culture, especially literature and cinema. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Phil Chenevert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a very popular play written by Oscar Wilde. In the satire, Algernon and Jack are two young members of the English gentry who pursue their romantic desires dishonestly. Both men want to adopt the name "Ernest," who is Jack's imaginary younger brother. The idea of name changing comes about when Algernon wants to marry Cecily, and Jack wants to marry Gwendolen. However, it just so happens that Cecily and Gwendolen are only interested in marrying men named Ernest! 

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The Old Cart Wrangler's Saga

    • A Fully Blown, Full Length, Fully Baked Comic Monologue
    • By: Brian Price
    • Narrated by: David Ossman
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    We've all seen that lone shopping cart sitting on the edge of a parking lot. Who goes and gets it and brings it home? The cart wrangler, of course.

    Brimming with easy humor, fantasy, and wisdom, David Ossman - of Firesign Theatre fame - gives the performance of a lifetime in this theatrical full-length monologue backed by a crack Kansas City jazz trio and recorded before a live audience at the Brick in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, on June 6, 2018.

    Mixing voice, eclectic jazz, and sound effects, this performance breaks sound-art boundaries and may even break your heart.

    Regular price: $4.51

    • Ceridwen Dovey on J. M. Coetzee

    • Writers on Writers
    • By: Ceridwen Dovey
    • Narrated by: Louine Shaw
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    For Ceridwen Dovey, J. M. Coetzee ‘has always been there, an unseen but strongly felt presence in our small family drama’. As a child, she observed with fascination her mother’s immersion in Coetzee’s writing as she worked on what would become the first critical study of his early novels. Even now, as a writer herself, Ceridwen’s relationship with Coetzee’s books is still mediated by her mother’s readings of them: to get to him, she must first step through her mother’s formidable mind. With tenderness and insight, Dovey draws on this personal history to explore the Nobel Prize winner’s work.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Wild Duck

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: David Prickett, Jeff Moon, K. G. Cross, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Wild Duck (Vilanden) is a tragedy with comic episodes. Ibsen himself characterized the play as a tragicomedy. It depicts ordinary life realistically instead of romantically and sentimentally, a revolutionary concept in Ibsen's time. The play is now generally acknowledged as one of Ibsen's supreme accomplishments.  

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Photography: Beauty Photography

    • 8 Practical Beauty Photography Tips for Your Models to Shine
    • By: James Carren
    • Narrated by: Dana Domenick
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this Beauty Photography audiobook, you will learn valuable tips and tricks on how to make your shoot flow more smoothly and what techniques you should use for this genre in particular. First, you must gain an understanding of what beauty photography is and its differences from the world of fashion. Then, the technical aspect is covered, as well as insights on how to make your shoot more successful by building a good relationship with your client. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Ecstasy of Being

    • Mythology and Dance (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
    • By: Joseph Campbell
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Ecstasy of Being brings together seven of Campbell’s previously uncollected articles on dance, along with “Mythology and Form in the Performing and Visual Arts,” the treatise that he was working on when he died, published here for the first time. In this new collection Campbell explores the rise of modern art and dance in the twentieth century; delves into the work and philosophy of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and others; and, as always, probes the idea of art as “the funnel through which spirit is poured into life.”

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Fashion Climbing

    • By: Bill Cunningham, Hilton Als - preface
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. Contained inside this audiobook is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the fans of one of New York's great characters.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • How Do We Look

    • The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Mary Beard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as an accompaniment to How Do We Look and The Eye of Faith, the famed Civilizations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art.

    • The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Mary Beard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 09-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Sense of Wonder

    • My Life in Comic Fandom--The Whole Story
    • By: Bill Schelly
    • Narrated by: Derek Botten
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Award-winning writer Bill Schelly relates how comics and fandom saved his life in this engrossing story that begins in the burgeoning comic fandom movement of the 1960s and follows the twists and turns of a career that spanned 50 years. Schelly recounts his struggle to come out at a time when homosexuality was considered a mental illness, how the egalitarian nature of fandom offered a safe haven for those who were different, and how his need for creative expression eventually overcame all obstacles. 

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me

    • The Memoirs of Carlos Lozano
    • By: Clifford Thurlow
    • Narrated by: Pete Nottage
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me was first published in 2000 and was a top-10 best-seller a year later. It tells the biographies of two remarkable men. Salvador Dali, one of the 20th century's greatest painters, and his long-term muse - the Colombian dancer Carlos Lozano. Dali was famously a voyeur, and in this extraordinary audiobook, we are witnesses to the bizarre sexual fantasies he lived out among celebrities, aristocrats, enemies, and the plain crazy. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • okay freaking wow

    • By Rebecca Azizov on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The History and Legacy of America’s Largest Art Museum

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The History and Legacy of America’s Largest Art Museum chronicles the remarkable history of the museum and highlights some of its most important pieces. You will learn about the Met like never before. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • How to See

    • Looking, Talking, and Thinking About Art
    • By: David Salle
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle's incisive essay collection illuminates the work of many of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Engaging with a wide range of Salle's friends and contemporaries - from painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz, among others - How to See explores not only the multilayered personalities of the artists themselves but also the distinctive character of their oeuvres.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The title felt like a lie

    • By Nigel on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Three Hearts of the Octopus

    • By: Tim Dalgleish
    • Narrated by: Tim Dalgleish
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Provocative, thoughtful, beautiful, these essays have a directness and humanity that connects with our era.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Reshaping Art

    • By: T. M. Krishna
    • Narrated by: Uplaksh Kochhar
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In Reshaping Art, T. M. Krishna examines what art is and how we can harness its power to make ourselves and our communities open and sensitive. Well known for his attempts to break Karnatik music out of its high-caste confines, the author takes us through a journey of understanding what art means to different groups of people and the ways in which we all create and enjoy it.

    Regular price: $14.96

    • Women in Clothes

    • By: Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, and others
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Karen Sepulveda, Keisha Zollar, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A book unlike any other, Women in Clothes is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities - famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old - on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than 50 questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book!

    • By rachel reichert on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Chrono Trigger

    • Boss Fight Books
    • By: Michael P. Williams
    • Narrated by: Michael P. Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Boss Fight Books first gave fans the chance to vote for the game they most wanted a book about, they chose the epic time travel RPG Chrono Trigger. Featuring new interviews with translator Ted Woolsey and DS retranslator Tom Slattery, Michael P. Williams's book delves deep into connections between Crono's world and ours, including Chrono Trigger's take on institutions such as law and religion, how the game's heroes fit and defy genre conventions, and the maddening logical headaches inherent in any good time travel plot. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Fibonacci Sequence

    • By: IntroBooks
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Fibonacci sequence is an ancient technique that is still famous and used in a variety of forms. The spiral of the Fibonacci, the sequence, and the numbers play a great role in the studies of different arenas. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Golden Ratio

    • By: IntroBooks
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    The golden ratio is an irrational number and simultaneously an excellent technique that bestows a lot to those who are into the designing field. It helps in a number of things that are essential for the proper construction of architecture as well as designing. 

    Regular price: $3.95