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Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic
Our Land
Contemporary Art from the Arctic
Paperback      ISBN: 0875772013
Teaching to Transgress: Education As the Practice of Freedom
Teaching to Transgress
Education As the Practice of Freedom
Paperback      ISBN: 0415908086
A collection of essays by the author of Ain't I a Woman? expresses her beliefs about the sacred values of education, the spiritual role of teachers, racism and sexism in the classroom, and the part played by education in personal freedom. Original. IP.
Artful Science: Enlightenment Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education
Artful Science
Enlightenment Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education
Hardcover      ISBN: 0262193426
Chronicles the suppression of a thriving oral-visual culture of the early modern period in favor of the current text-centered culture where the mistrust of visual information shapes approaches to education. Stafford's reinterpretation casts many paintings as instances of an instructive art of demonstration. The enlightener's association of sensory evidence with deception led to the submergence of a "tricking" oral visual culture by "serious" mass literacy drives. With the onset of computer graphics, Stafford suggests fresh ways of putting intelligence, enjoyment, and communicative power back into thinking with images. Many examples are reproduced in black and white. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500-1825, from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
The Plains of Mars
European War Prints, 1500-1825, from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300137222
From 1500 to 1825, Europe remained in an almost perpetual state of war. Religion, politics, economics, and dynastic ambition all played a role in the turmoil that spread across the continent. War-related printed images also proliferated during this time, serving a variety of functions—commemorative, propagandistic, iconic, narrative, eulogistic, critical, or instructional. This handsome volume is the first graphic print survey of the theme of war in the early modern period. Featuring work by such artists as Dürer, Goya, and Géricault, the book presents varied images of soldiers; battles (including specific historical events); production, innovation, and instruction in arms and armor; and representations of abstract concepts related to war and peace. The text includes essays by eminent authorities that illuminate artistic and historical issues of the era.
The Quiet Eye: A Way of Looking at Pictures
The Quiet Eye
A Way of Looking at Pictures
Hardcover      ISBN: 0895266385
The Quiet Eye is a book of great charm, imbued with a love and understanding of art that speaks directly to the heart. The thirty-three pictures selected by the American sculptress Sylvia Shaw Judson cover a wide spectrum of subjects and styles, from the seventh century to the modern day. They include works by artists ranging from Durer and Brueghel to Rousseau and Klee, pottery and sculpture from ancient Greece, Oriental scrolls and wall paintings, and are accompanied by quotations from Plato and Shakespeare to Wordsworth and Walt Whitman. In making her choice, Sylvia Judson's intention was "to communicate a sense of affirmation, of wonder, of trust. This is a spirit alien to much of the art of our insecure time, but one which I am confident will some day return." The Quiet Eye was first published as a large format art book in 1954, when it won immediate acclaim. The 1982 edition features a more convenient size and some color images that were originally published in black and white.
Postcards from the Nursery: The Illustrators of Children's Books and Postcards 1900-1950
Postcards from the Nursery
The Illustrators of Children's Books and Postcards 1900-1950
Hardcover      ISBN: 1872727883
A tribute to legions of unsung children's illustrators.
The Guerilla Art Kit
The Guerilla Art Kit
Hardcover      ISBN: 1568986882
We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name 'You' their 2006 person of the year. But while we may be spending a lot more time in virtual worlds, we have not lost the urge to make our physical world more meaningful. By leaving art and ideas in public places, you can affect someone's day change their mood or their mind and maybe even change the world in the process! The Guerilla Art Kit shows how small artistic acts can start a revolution. Keri Smith, noted author of Living Out Loud and the blog Wish Jar Journal, uses her unique drawing and handwriting style to help anyone find and release their inner artist or activist. This visually exciting activity book full of step-by-step exercises, cut-out projects, sticker ideas, and more has both fun assignments and handy tips to help you unleash your creative energy into the streets, where you can really make an impact. From the quick exercises leaving books for strangers to find, chalking quotes on the sidewalk to the more involved making a 'wish tree,' guerilla gardening, or making your own stencils The Guerilla Art Kit contains everything you need to put your message out into the world.
The 1000 Journals Project
The 1000 Journals Project
by Someguy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811858561
Voyeuristic. Inspirational. Entertaining. One thousand blank journals are currently circulating throughout the world, beckoning contributors who find the journals by chance on trains, in caf s, and anonymously left on doorsteps. Artist Someguy shares more than 250 of the best entries: a collage of African countries repositioned into a new continent; the musings of a teen trapped in a drug- ravaged community; a student's humorous personal ad for his ideal girlfriend ('C-cup required!'). A faux leather cover and two beautifully embroidered pages bring the look and feel of the original journals to life. The perfect gift for journalists, aspiring artists, designers, and anyone who can't wait for one of the journals to magically appear in their lives.
Art and Spiritual Transformation: The Seven Stages of Death and Rebirth
Art and Spiritual Transformation
The Seven Stages of Death and Rebirth
Paperback      ISBN: 1594772819
Art and Spiritual Transformation presents a seven-stage journey of transformation from the darkened soul to the light of spiritual illumination, revealing the primal role of art in liberating the soul. Includes a meditation practice to experience the spiritual energy in art.
The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythical Beasts, And Fantasy Creatures
The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythical Beasts, And Fantasy Creatures
Paperback      ISBN: 1600580122
Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing familiar and obscure creatures and includes coverage of such techniques as shading and creating textures for scales, feathers, and hair.