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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>
A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives
by Lisa Congdon

Language

English

Pages

152

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves鈥攚ith age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms. Profiles, interviews, and essays from women鈥攊ncluding Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many more鈥攚ho've found creative fulfillment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are lavishly illustrated and hand-lettered in Congdon's signature style. The perfect gift for women of all ages, <em>A Glorious Freedom</em> celebrates extraordinary lives and redefines what it means to gain wisdom and maturity.
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>
Tell Me Who I Am: The Sunday Times Bestseller and Netflix Origin...
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

Language

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.
Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Crea...
by Marc Silber

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English

Pages

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon New Release! 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>
Rothko: The Color Field Paintings
by Chronicle Books LLC

Language

English

Pages

120

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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Mark Rothko's iconic paintings are some of the most profound works of twentieth-century Abstract Expressionism. This collection presents fifty large-scale artworks from the American master's color field period (1949鈥?970) alongside essays by Rothko's son, Christopher Rothko, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop. Featuring illuminating details about Rothko's life, influences, and legacy, and brimming with the emotional power and expressive color of his groundbreaking canvases, this essential ebook brings the renowned artist's luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time.
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 Whitney Women and the Museum They Made: A Family Memoir
by Flora Miller Biddle

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English

Pages

464

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<b>This true story of early twentieth-century New York is 鈥渃rucial in understanding the evolution of the American art scene鈥?(<i>Library Journal</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> Until Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened her studio鈥攚hich evolved into the Whitney Museum almost two decades later鈥攐n Eighth Avenue in Manhattan in 1914, there were few art museums in the United States, let alone galleries for contemporary artists to exhibit their work. When the mansions of the wealthy cried out for art, they sought it from Europe, then the art capital of the world. It was in her tiny sculptor鈥檚 studio in Greenwich Village that Whitney began holding exhibitions of contemporary American artists.<br /> 聽<br /> This remarkable effort by a scion of America鈥檚 wealthiest family helped to change the way art was cultivated in America. <i>The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made</i> is a tale of high ideals, extraordinary altruism, and great dedication that stood steadfast against inflated egos, big businesses, intrigue, and greed. As Gertrude鈥檚 granddaughter, Flora Biddle carries on her tradition, and offers a remarkable story of three generations of forceful, indomitable women.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淗onest and intriguing聽.聽.聽. She is courageous in her revelations and astute in her observations of human behavior.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i>
The Lives of Lucian Freud: YOUTH 1922 - 1968
by William Feaver

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

September 05, 2019

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<b>LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>'Brilliant 鈥?Freud would have approved'</b> <i>DAILY TELEGRAPH</i><br /> <br /> <b>'Sparkling'</b> <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i><br /> <b><br /> 'Superlative 鈥?packed with stories'</b> <i>GUARDIAN</i><br /><b></b><i><br /></i><b>'Brilliant and compendious ... It does justice to Lucian'</b> FRANK AUERBACH<br /><br /><b>'A tremendous read. Anyone interested in British art needs it' </b>ANDREW MARR,<i> NEW STATESMAN</i><br /><br />Though ferociously private, Lucian Freud spoke every week for decades to his close confidante and collaborator William Feaver 鈥?about painting and the art world, but also about his life and loves. The result is this a unique, electrifying biography, shot through with Freud's own words.<br /><br />In <i>Youth</i>,<i> </i> the first of two volumes, Feaver conjures Freud's early childhood: Sigmund Freud's grandson, born into a middle-class Jewish family in Weimar Berlin, escaping Nazi Germany in 1934 before being dropped into successive English public schools. Following Freud through art school, his time in the Navy during the war, his post-war adventures in Paris and Greece, and his return to Soho 鈥?consorting with duchesses and violent criminals, out on the town with Greta Garbo and Princess Margaret 鈥?Feaver traces a brilliant, difficult young man's coming of age.<br /><br />An account of a century told through one of its most important artists, <i>The Lives of Lucian Freud </i>is a landmark in the story its subject and in the art of biography itself.

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