Art Of Engagement

Author: Peter Selz
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520240529
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"The Art of Engagement represents a singular contribution to debates about the politics of art in California and far beyond."—Derrick R. Cartwright, author of Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance and co-author of Luis Gispert/Loud Image, and An Interlude in Giverny "This book's combination of California as a subject, especially the social and political components, with the visual arts, makes it of wide interest to both scholars and general readers."—Paul J. Karlstrom, editor of On the Edge of America

The Art Of Engagement Bridging The Gap Between People And Possibilities

Author: Jim Haudan
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071641586
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"Haudan's approach helps organizations bring strategies to life by engaging the hearts and minds of their people.” -Marcus Buckingham, bestselling author of Go Put Your Strengths to Work Almost any business leader will admit that creating a strategy is far easier than executing it. That's because the majority of organizations don't know how to bridge the canyons that exist between executives, managers, and front-line employees. Most strategic initiatives fail when a company tries to execute strategy despite its people rather than through them. As CEO of consultancy Root Learning, Jim Haudan has more than twenty years experience helping businesses bridge these canyons and achieve their strategic goals. Here, he shares his secrets for driving this strategic execution. Refreshingly accessible, this important book presents executives, managers, and team leaders with a proven, effective way to communicate, empower, and motivate employees at every level of an organization. Through stories, illustrations, and insightful observations Haudan explores the concept of engagement in business--from the “roots of engagement” to the six reasons why so many workers rank themselves as disengaged to the keys to unlocking engagement in any organization. He also includes a framework for implementing the process of strategically engaging employees as well as a self-assessment for checking your own company's level of strategic engagement. The Art of Engagement equips you with a range of tools--sketches, illustrations, and highly visual “learning maps”--to help employees speak the same language, see from the same point of view, and connect their individual actions to the success of the whole company. Included are: Engaging visual learning tools designed to help you communicate more effectively with your workforce Proven methods for successfully engaging employees at every level of an organization Real-world case studies of such organizations as Harley-Davidson, Pepsi Cola, and Blockbuster A strategy may look perfect on paper, but it's worthless if leaders forget that human beings have to implement it. The Art of Engagement arms you with the knowledge and the know-how to engage your employees and drive effective strategic execution.

The Art Of Engagement Photography

Author: Elizabeth Etienne
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817449744
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Engagement photography used to mean the traditional, conservative headshots found in wedding sections of newspapers everywhere. But The Art of Engagement Photography shows wedding photographers how to tap into a new revenue source by offering couples personalized, upscale engagement sessions and beautiful, romantic images to use in their wedding decorations, invitations, and albums. Wedding and lifestyle photographer Elizabeth Etienne has created an essential guide to the art and business of shooting contemporary engagement photography, featuring insider advice on selling the session, research, posing, postproduction, pricing, and even how to make residual income from the stock and microstock markets.

Art And Engagement

Author: Arnold Berleant
Editor: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566390842
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In this book Arnold Berleant develops a bold alternative to the eighteenth-century aesthetic of disinterestedness. Centering on the notion of participatory engagement in the appreciation of art, he explores its appearance in art and in aesthetic perception, especially during the past century. Aesthetic engagement becomes a key, both on historical and theoretical grounds, to making intelligible our experiences with both contemporary and classical arts. In place of the traditional aesthetic that enjoins the appreciator to adopt a contemplative attitude, distancing the art object in order to ensure its removal from practical uses, Art and Engagement examines the ways in which art entices us into intimate participation in its workings. Beginning with the historical and theoretical underpinnings of the idea of engagement, Berleant focuses on how engagement works as a force in different arts. Successive chapters pursue its influence in landscape painting, architecture and environmental design, literature, music, dance, and film. Art and Engagement argues forcefully for the originality and power of aesthetic perception. Demolishing the conceptual barriers erected by the Western world’s limiting tradition, the book discloses the condition of engagement that has always been present when our aesthetic encounters have been most effective and suggests a new direction for aesthetic inquiry.

The Art Of Engagement Portraits

Editor: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608957489
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With bold colors, inventive lighting, creative postproduction, and eye-catching poses, Neal Urban creates engagement portraits that go far beyond the expected. In this book, he takes you behind the scenes with dozens of couples to show you how each image was conceptualized, customized, and brought to life. Under Neal’s careful eye, a patch of tall grass in a parking-lot becomes an exotic setting for two, the couple’s favorite dive-bar is transformed into a backdrop for timeless romance, and city streets become cinematic wonders. Shooting in the late-afternoon, sunset, and evening hours, Urban works carefully with the natural light, ambient sources in the scene, off-camera flash, LED, and tungsten sources to beautifully sculpt the couple and bring his scenes to life. Spend a few hours perusing this book and you’ll never approach engagement photography the same way again!

Art And Engagement In Early Postwar Japan

Author: Justin Jesty
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501715062
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Justin Jesty’s Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan reframes the history of art and its politics in Japan post-1945. This fascinating cultural history addresses our broad understanding of the immediate postwar era moving toward the Cold War and subsequent consolidations of political and cultural life. At the same time, Jesty delves into an examination of the relationship between art and politics that approaches art as a mode of intervention, but he moves beyond the idea that the artwork or artist unilaterally authors political significance to trace how creations and expressive acts may (or may not) actually engage the terms of shared meaning and value. Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan centers on a group of social realists on the radical left who hoped to wed their art with anti-capitalist and anti-war activism, a liberal art education movement whose focus on the child inspired innovation in documentary film, and a regional avant-garde group split between ambition and local loyalty. In each case, Jesty examines writings and artworks, together with the social movements they were a part of, to demonstrate how art—or more broadly, creative expression—became a medium for collectivity and social engagement. He reveals a shared if varied aspiration to create a culture founded in amateur-professional interaction, expanded access to the tools of public authorship, and dispersed and participatory cultural forms that intersected easily with progressive movements. Highlighting the transformational nature of the early postwar, Jesty deftly contrasts it with the relative stasis, consolidation, and homogenization of the 1960s.

The Art Of Engagement

Author: Elaine Lally
Editor: Uwa Pub
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Art should be an integral and natural part of the community. In Australia, four art facilities - the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), the Casula Powerhouse Arts Center, the Penrith Visual and Performing Arts, and the Campbelltown Arts Center - stand alone as prominent cultural institutions. But when four artists - Craig Walsh, Sylvie Blocher, Ash Keating, and Jeanne van Heeswijk - collaborate with these institutions, a new dynamic erupts. The community is everywhere: in the artwork, at the sites of artistic expression, and in the reactions to the works produced. The Art of Engagement reveals such unique collaborations while exploring the aesthetic, political, and economic dimensions of each project. The result is a collection of essays that invites the reader to rethink contemporary art in Australia.


Author: Anne Bergeron
Editor: Amer Alliance of Museums Press
ISBN: 9781933253831
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In this in-depth study of what makes a museum a successful organization, Anne Bergeron and Beth Tuttle look at so-called "magnetic" organizations, namely ones that combine a powerful internal alignment with a compelling vision so that they are able to attract critical resources, such as talented and committed employees, loyal audiences, engaged donors, powerful goodwill from the community at large, and the financial capital required to sustain programmatic excellence and growth. Magnetic: The Art and Science of Engagement analyzes six American museums: Children's Museum in Pittsburgh; Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia; Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Indiana; The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia; Natural Science Center of Greensboro in North Carolina; and Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Each of these has embraced a shift in ideology and set a new course that has enabled them to achieve a positive reputation and a fruitful engagement with the community. This philosophy of magnetism provides a model not only for museum administration but also for all types of organizations--from corporations to nonprofits--that wish to maximize their involvement with their customers and the wider public while strengthening their own organizational infrastructure.

The Art Museum Redefined

Author: Johanna K. Taylor
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030210219
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This book presents a critical analysis of the power and opportunity created in the implementation of community engaged practices within art museums, by looking at the networks connecting art museums to community organizations, artists and residents. The Art Museum Redefined places the interaction of art museums and urban neighbourhoods as the central focus of the study, to investigate how museums and artists collaborate with residents and local community groups. Rather than defining the community solely from the perspective of a museum looking out at its audience, the research examines the larger networks of art organizing and creative activism connected to the museum that are active across the neighbourhood. Taylor's research encompasses the grassroots efforts of local groups and their collaboration with museums and other art institutions that are extending their reach outside their physical walls and into the community. This focus on social engagement speaks to recent emphasis in cultural policy on cultural equity and inclusion, creative place-making and community engagement at neighbourhood and city-levels, and will be of interest to students, scholars and policy-makers alike.

Art Politics And Dissent

Author: Francis Frascina
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719044694
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Art, Politics and Dissent provides a counter history to conventional accounts of American art. Close historical examinations of particular events in Los Angeles and New York in the 1960s are interwoven with discussion of the location of these events, normally marginalized or overlooked, in the history of cultural politics in the United States during the postwar period.

Rules Of Engagement

Author: Cindy Trimm
Editor: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599797186
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Local Motion

Author: Alana Wilcox
Editor: Coach House Press
ISBN: 9781552452387
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Decisions about the things that matter most on a daily basis - our roads and schools and houses - happen at the city level. So, how do we influence these decisions? What motivates ordinary citizens to take action and improve their community? How do neighbours organize together? Does City Hall facilitate engagement, or stand in the way? Local Motion explores how we, as citizens, can make a positive change in our city. Shifting from the 'what' of the previous uTOpia books to 'how,' Local Motion presents an in-depth analysis of civic engagement in Canada's largest city. Essays by fourteen in-the-trenches journalists explain what makes one city, Toronto, tick and stall. They explore electoral reform, civic organizations, zoning, the 'creative city,' budgeting and guerrilla activism. They profile people and groups who've made things happen. They give practical advice on navigatingbureaucracy and getting the media's attention. Taken together, these in-depth essays and profiles paint a citizen-focused portrait of a city in transition, offering up myriad examples of how the people who live there help to make their city a better, more humane one. The book features a foreword by Dionne Brand, illustrations by Marlena Zuber, and articles by Bert Archer, Denise Balkissoon, Hamutal Dotan, Jonathan Goldsbie, Kelly Grant, Edward Keenan, Jennifer Lewington, JohnLorinc, Jason McBride, Dave Meslin, Christina Palassio, Catherine Porter, Mike Smith and Hannah Sung. 'There is so much disappointment in conventional politics. But cities and neighbourhoods are spaces where transformation is still within reach; indeed, it happens every day. This original and inspiring book arms us with the practical tools we need to change our communities for the better, regardless of which politicians are in power. Read it and find out where the action is.' - Naomi Klein 'If our greatest asset as a city is our people, it stands to reason that, genuinely engaged, and liberated to think outside the box, the people of Toronto are the ones who can ensure that we build a city that is a model to the world. Local Motion is the "how to" book on building that great city. Over to us.' - John Tory

Seeking Engagement

Author: Steven Zahavi Schwartz
ISBN: 9781612296241
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Acts Of Engagement

Author: Michael Brenson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742529823
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From his unique vantage point as the dean of Dallas sports writers, Bob St. John brings us a soul-stirring portrait of one of America's most loved heroes-Tom Landry-who was, for twenty-nine years, the Dallas Cowboys' only head coach.Recounting Landry's phenomenal rise to coaching fame, St. John gives us glimpses of Landry as the intramural champion in light heavyweight boxing at the University of Texas, the decorated military veteran, the rugged college halfback, and the dedicated husband and father of a family that mattered more to him than any of his legendary football teams.For years St. John covered the Cowboys for the Dallas Morning News. So he brings to these pages a wealth of inside tales and touching vignettes of the coach who made them "America's team." As he traces the Cowboys' illustrious history to show us Tom Landry in action, St. John chronicles Those first agonizing years when the talent-poor Cowboys got pulverized by tough NFL teams The incredible ten-year coaching contract Murchison awarded to Landry after his first four humiliating seasons The first glimmerings of glory when Don Meredith, Bob Lilly, Mel Renfro, Lee Roy Jordan, and Walt Garrision became household names The Glory years-the Staubach years-with back-to-back Super Bowl contending teams The dog-days at the end of Landry's coaching career when the NFL's parity rules depleted the Cowboy's arsenal once more The seismic shock in Dallas when the team's new owner fired the world's favorite coachThousands gathered to honor "the man in the hat" shortly before he died. Former President George Bush said to him, "You're an inspiration to all who have ever watched or played the game of football." St. John recalls that moment: "As Landry walked off the speaker's stand it would be the last time most people would ever see him. That familiar face that seemed to be chiseled in stone with deep-set, pale eyes that could almost become slits when he smiled or deeply concentrated the chine that jutted out would become a fading memory. And then Landry walked away and was gone."But he has not been forgotten.

Art Women California 1950 2000

Author: Diana Burgess Fuller
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520230668
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This is the book on women's art I've been waiting for--smart, deeply rooted, and up-to-date, with an overdue focus on women of color that fills in the historical cracks. Read it and run with it.--Lucy R. Lippard, author of The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Essays on Feminist Art More than merely beautiful and ground-breaking, Art/ Women/ California 1950-2000 is also about the enriching interventions created by diverse women artists, the effect of whose work is not only far-reaching, but has also opened up the very definition of American art. It is about intellectual interdisciplinality and the dialectical relationship between art and social context. It is about the way various California cultures--Native, Latino, Asian, feminist, immigrant, politically active, and virtual, which are so different from the trope of the Western cowboy--have intervened in that entity we imagine as 'America.' --Elaine Kim, editor of Dangerous Women: Gender and Korean Nationalism Rich and provocative. A pleasure to read and to look at.--Linda Nochlin, author of The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity This book should greatly help everyone understand the remarkably diversified evolution of art in California, which is largely due to the great influx of women and the transformative effect of a new feminist consciousness.--Arthur C. Danto, author of Philosophizing Art: Selected Essays

Museums After Modernism

Author: Griselda Pollock
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405182172
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Museums After Modernism is a unique collectionthat showcasesthe ways questions about the museum go to the heart of contemporarydebates about the production, consumption and distribution of art.The book features expert artists, curators and art historians whograpple with many of the vibrant issues in museum studies, whilepaying homage to a new museology that needs to be considered. Examines the key contemporary debates in museum studies Includes original essays by noted artists, curators, and arthistorians Engages with vital issues in the practice of art-making andart-exhibiting Edited by the world-renowned art historian and author, GriseldaPollock

Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement

Author: Thomas Humphrey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131542827X
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A must for exhibit developers, researchers, educators, and other museum professionals looking for ways to engage visitors more deeply with interactive science exhibits, this book documents the exploration and findings of the Exploratorium’s Active Prolonged Engagement project, funded by the National Science Foundation. Both a significant contribution to visitor research and a nuts-and-bolts guide to exhibit development, Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement includes 15 APE Tales (exhibit recipes with photos, drawings, and detailed construction specifications); discussions of setting explicit goals for visitors’ exhibit experiences; research and evaluation methods and results; and lessons learned for building constructivist-style exhibits.

Lesbian Art In America

Author: Harmony Hammond
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
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The first history of lesbian art in the United States, this volume documents works since 1970 within the context of gay culture and political activism. Authoritative and engaging, this is a "from the trenches" story of which women made what, when, and where. Hammond moves from the mainstream art world to alternative venues, weaving a compelling narrative complete with critical and theoretical discourse. Profiles of 18 prominent lesbian artists, from Kate Millett and Joan Snyder to Deborah Kass and Catherine Opie, complete this groundbreaking contribution to contemporary art history.

Art Rethought

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198747756
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Human beings engage works of the arts in many different ways: they sing songs while working, they kiss icons, they create and dedicate memorials. Yet almost all philosophers of art of the modern period have ignored this variety and focused entirely on just one mode of engagement, namely, disinterested attention. Nicholas Wolterstorff asks why this might be, and proposes that almost all philosophers have accepted the grand narrative concerning art in themodern world. It is generally agreed that in the early modern period, members of the middle class in Western Europe increasingly engaged works of the arts as objects of disinterested attention. The grandnarrative claims that this change represented the arts coming into their own, and that works of art, so engaged, are socially other and transcendent. Wolterstorff rejects this claim, and offers an alternative framework for thinking about the arts. Central to his alternative framework are the idea of the arts as social practices and the idea of works of the arts as having different meaning in different practices.

The Art Of Slow Reading

Author: Thomas Newkirk
Editor: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325037318
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"Tom Newkirk's call to appreciate the value of slow reading is both timely and important, especially in an era where skimming and click-and-go reading have become the norm for our students. Newkirk reminds us that our deepest reading pleasures are often found when we slow down and pay close attention, and this book clearly demonstrates how slow reading deepens the thinking of both teachers and students. A must-read for anyone concerned about the state of reading-you will enjoy reading The Art of Slow Reading slowly." -Kelly Gallagher, author of Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It "This beautiful and hugely important book overflows with advice and wisdom about reading-enjoying it, teaching it. Newkirk reminds us why words matter, that words on page or screen are not there just to be 'processed,' but to savor and enjoy, to help us think and see more clearly, to touch our hearts and help us touch the world." -Mike Rose, author of Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us (Read Mike Rose's blog) "If someone were to ask me who to read, what to read, and how to read it, I would say, without hesitating, they should read Tom Newkirk, read The Art of Slow Reading, and read it slowly, again and again. He is to reading and teaching, literacy and learning what Michael Pollan is to food and eating. Tom Newkirk gives us permission to take our time when we read, to remember why we read, and to take from that reading not just the nutrients and knowledge but the pleasure we sought to cultivate in our students-and ourselves-in the past." -Jim Burke, author of The English Teacher's Companion and What's the Big Idea? "This book challenges popular notions of reading-the idea that quick, extractive reading is the goal for students. I argue that traditional acts of 'slow reading'-memorization, performance, annotation, and elaboration-are essential for deep, pleasurable, thoughtful reading." -Thomas Newkirk This important book rests on a simple but powerful belief-that good readers practice the art of paying attention. Building on memoir, research, and many examples of classroom practice, Thomas Newkirk, recuperates six time-honored practices of reading-performance, memorization, centering, problem-finding, reading like a writer, and elaboration-to help readers engage in thoughtful, attentive reading. The Art of Slow Reading provides preservice and inservice teachers with concrete practices that for millennia have promoted real depth in reading. It will show how these practices enhance the reading of a variety of texts, from Fantastic Mr. Fox to The Great Gatsby to letters from the IRS. Just as slow reading is essential for real comprehension, it is also clearly crucial to the deep pleasure we take in reading-for the way we savor texts-and for the power of reading to change us. Tom's Washington Post article: Reading is not a race: The virtues of the 'slow reading' movement