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    • Summary of Think and Grow Rich

    • A Practical Summary of a Napoleon Hill Classic
    • By: Marvin Saul
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has become the most read how-to book on accumulating money. And that's because it works. If it is riches you seek, you've found the blueprint for its achievement. The only issue with the book is that is fairly long. And because each chapter is in itself a crucial step in the art of amassing wealth and abundance, one cannot afford to overlook any practical detail. That's where this book comes in.

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    • Think Fast and Grow Rich

    • By Earl on 02-04-17

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    • What It Is to Curate

    • Cv/Visual Arts Research, Book 174
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Anyone who Googles the phrase curatorial theory will immediately come upon quite a long list of suggested websites. Sometimes it is a little difficult to be sure if the texts offered are intended to be taken entirely seriously. However, if I hack my way through the dense thickets of language, I find myself in agreement with what they seem to be trying to say, which is that curating an exhibition - or for that matter, a website - is not an end in itself.

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    • Holbein in England

    • Studies in World Art, Book 35
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It is a paradox of a sort that the only fully authentic Holbein painting of King Henry VIII of England should now reside in Madrid, in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. It left Britain as late as 1933, sold by Earl Spencer, grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales. Holbein is, after all, the author of what is perhaps the most iconic and formidable of all British royal images. Fittingly, the Thyssen-Bornemizsa portrait adorned the cover of the catalogue that accompanied the "Holbein in England" exhibition at Tate Britain in London. 

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    • Paris and Beyond

    • Studies in World Art, Book 60
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    In the early years of the 20th century, Paris became the center for an international community of artists. Some of them were French, but the city also offered its hospitality to artists from an increasingly wide range of other nationalities. Some, like Marc Chagall, came from communities that had never produced artists of international note before. The result was a mixture between a stewpot and a laboratory.

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    • Rothko at the Tate

    • Studies in World Art, Book 68
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Rothko is now one of those mythical artists, an icon of 20th century creativity, the central figure in a tragic legend. Which means to say that one is pretty much compelled to agree that everything he did was wonderful, a manifestation of genius. I have to say that I find myself increasingly resistant to this approach. Some works by Rothko I do in fact respond to, with their glowing blocks of color.

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    • Men Looking at Men

    • Studies in World Art, Book 50
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In 1975, the American critic, Laura Mulvey, published an article entitled "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema". This has over the years been one of the most influential of all feminist texts. In it, Mulvey made use of a version of Freudian theory, as reinterpreted by the French philosopher and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Freud referred to scopophilia - the pleasure of look at other people’s bodies as erotic objects. Mulvey applied this to the cinema.

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    • Edvard Munch

    • Studies in World Art, Book 26
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    As a working critic, I find the most difficult exhibitions to write about are those that combine an evidently important subject with a faintly dispiriting result. The new Edvard Munch show at Tate Modern is a case in point. Munch is undoubtedly a major Modernist artist, a Norwegian cultural icon who was the precursor and to some extent the inventor of what came to be known as Expressionism. One version of his composition, The Scream, very recently made a record price.

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    • Michelangelo Drawings

    • Studies in World Art, Book 59
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The show of Michelangelo drawings at the British Museum in London counted as one of the artistic events of 2006. It is unlikely that the public will have another chance to see such a complete panorama of the artist’s achievement as a draughtsman for many years to come, if indeed ever again. The reasons for this rush to get in are not hard to discover. Michelangelo’s reputation is that of the greatest of all artists. Most of his finished, or near-finished, works are in marble or fresco, and can never leave their locations in Florence or Rome.

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    • London Terminal: Frieze Art Fair 2013

    • CV/Visual Arts Research, Book 187
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Edward Lucie-Smith reviews Frieze Art Fair London 2013, in a critical take on the contemporary scene. It's pretty easy to get the point of the Frieze Masters art fair, now in its second edition, after a very successful start last year. Its purpose is to present the best of the best - or, at the very least, a good slice of the top quality art that is currently on the market. One of the great pleasures of Frieze Masters, this year more than ever, is the accidental confrontations the event manages to set up.

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    • Gauguin at Tate Modern

    • Studies in World Art, Book 31
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The new Gauguin exhibition at Tate Modern in certainly the art event of the year in London. It’s a blockbuster exhibition of a kind that, thanks to the continuing worldwide financial crisis, may soon become extinct. It is also an exhibition that raises important questions about how we currently see and think about art.

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    • Modern British Sculpture

    • Cv/Visual Arts Research, Book 171
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Very seldom in London can a major show of modern and contemporary art at a highly respected national institution have received such universally negative reviews. As I write this, not all the verdicts on the Royal Academy’s exhibition of Modern British Sculpture have been delivered. However, it is already clear that the majority will be hostile. Paradoxically, it is this, more than any other factor, which makes it seem like an important event - a turning point if you like.

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    • Figurative Painting: Confronting the Crisis

    • Studies in World Art, Book 119
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 22 mins
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    This exhibition, based on a single, very personal and - dare one say it? - extremely distinguished private collection, tackles a large subject within a relatively small compass. It aims to examine a now universally recognized crisis, which is what is happening to painting as an art form. Quite a large number of critics and curators have, in recent years, proclaimed that painting is dead: that attention must now be paid to other kinds of art.

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    • The Elephant in the Room

    • Studies in World Art, Book 27
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Gothic Nightmares" at Tate Britain in London was an important exhibition, but not entirely for the reasons that its organizers thought. They clearly saw it as a stage in mapping an episode in British art - the rise of the Sturm und Drang, hand-in-hand with a new age of Gothic sensibility in literature - that has, until now, been relatively uncharted. What they almost entirely failed to perceive was its relevance to recent, and even current, developments in British and American art.

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    • The Stronger Sex: Contemporary Russian Women Artists

    • Studies in World Art, Book 142
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    We live at a time when there is great confusion, certainly here in the West, about contemporary art in Russia. It is now nearly a quarter of a century since the Soviet Union fell. No convincing narrative has emerged concerning the development of Russian art during that period.

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    • Pissing on the Pissoir

    • Studies in World Art, Book 132
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Dr. Glyn Thompson’s digital book, Duchamp’s Urinal? The Facts Behind the Façade, at first tends to make the heart sink. Dr. Thompson has done his homework, and he is insistent that you should do it too. "No skipping over the chapter-and-verse, boy, in search of something a bit racier." Some of the facts are, however, sufficiently racy in themselves. The urinal, or Fountain, as it is now officially called, turns out not to have been the work - or wheeze - of Duchamp himself, but that of a mad German baroness.

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    • Little Known Tales in Texas History

    • By: Alton Pryor
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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    There is so much about Texas that few people know. Who knows about the lawless Horrell Brothers, who feuded for years with "Pink" Higgins. What is the oldest town in Texas? Learn about the Jaybird-Woodpecker War, or about the Texas Enchanted Rock. Then there was the fence-cutting war along with the usual Texas favorites, the Alamo, Cattleman Charles Goodnight, Texas' First Navy, and the San Elizario Salt War. If that not enough, you can learn more about Pirate Jean Lafitte.

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    • J. P. Donleavy: Retire Young Painter Weeping - His Formative Years

    • Cv/Visual Arts Research, Book 98
    • By: Nicholas James
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 18 mins
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    An interview with the author J. P. Donleavy, recorded in 1989 on the occasion of his exhibition at Anna-Mei Chadwick Gallery, Chelsea. He describes his formative experience of Dublin, with exhibitions there in 1948, '50, and '51, the catalogue manifestos, for these were his first published writings, leading to work on his first renowned novel, The Ginger Man.

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    • Raphael

    • Studies in World Art, Book 65
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Of the three great Italian High Renaissance masters, Raphael is now the most problematic. Leonardo and Michelangelo continue to fascinate, even though some of the modern audience - myself included - find some of Leonardo's output faintly creepy. Raphael is a different matter. In his own lifetime, he was perhaps the most admired of the three, successful with every type of patron and every type of audience. Where his rivals delayed, Raphael delivered, unflappable and omnicompetent.

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    • Meditation

    • Studies in World Art, Book 2
    • By: Edward Luie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 11 mins
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    This is not an exhibition about ‘Realist’ art, as will be immediately apparent from some of the works included. Instead, it is an exhibition that invites the spectator to consider what his, or her, vision of reality truly is. The philosophical debate about the nature of realism in art began in earnest quite late in the history of Western painting and sculpture. The trigger was the invention of photography. When Louis Daguerre announced his new process in 1839 there were many people who thought that it might, in due course, make the visual artist superfluous.

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    • The Bawdy House Girls

    • By: Alton Pryor
    • Narrated by: Joe Van Riper
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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    Many of the brothel madams were kind hearted. For instance, Madame Pauline, on hearing of a desperate family in dire straits, provided them a house and a job for the father. In the west, the bawdy house girls filled an obvious need or they wouldn't have survived. Many girls left the trade as soon as they could, usually by marriage. Others became hooked on drugs or committed suicide.

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