The View From The Studio Door

Author: Ted Orland
Editor: Image Continuum Press
ISBN: 0961454768
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In the perennial best-seller Art & Fear, Ted Orland (with David Bayles) examined the obstacles that artists encounter each time they enter their studio and stand before a new blank canvas. Now, in The View From The Studio Door, Orland turns his attention to broader issues that stand to either side of that artistic moment of truth. In a text marked by grace, brevity and humor, Orland argues that when it comes to art making, theory and practice are always intertwined. There are timeless philosophical questions (How do we make sense of the world?) that address the very nature of art making, as well as gritty real-world questions (Is there art after graduation?) that artists encounter the moment they’re off the starting blocks and producing work on a regular basis. Simply put, this is a book of practical philosophy. As a teacher and working artist himself, Orland brings authentic insight and encouragement to all those who face the challenge of making art in an uncertain world. The breadth of material covered is reflected in chapters that include Making Sense of the World, Art & Society, The Education of the Artist, Surviving Graduation, Making Art That Matters, The Artistic Community, and more. The View From The Studio Door is the perfect companion piece to Art & Fear, and will appeal to a similar (and already-established) audience of students, working artists, teachers and professionals. For students’ benefit, The View is also modestly priced, with wide page margins for easy note-taking and annotation.

Art Fear

Author: David Bayles
Editor: Image Continuum Press
ISBN: 0961454725
Size: 15,57 MB
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"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius." —-from the Introduction Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves. This is not your typical self-help book. This is a book written by artists, for artists -— it's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone—now enhanced by internet posting—has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally. Art & Fear has attracted a remarkably diverse audience, ranging from beginning to accomplished artists in every medium, and including an exceptional concentration among students and teachers. The original Capra Press edition of Art & Fear sold 80,000 copies. An excerpt: Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. On so many different fronts. For so little external reward. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. You have to find your work...

Mastering The Business Of Photography

Author: Tony Luna
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621534006
Size: 17,47 MB
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Photography can be a competitive and unforgiving trade, however there are many strategies for professional success. This book is a resource for photographers of all kinds and demonstrates the many ways to manage a career in photography, while still “earning enough money to support yourself, a family, your interests, your aspirations, and your passion.” Mastering the Business of Photography offers insights into what happens when you’re not shooting—which is most of the time—and explains what you must do to further your career, make a living, and accomplish your personal goals. Topics include: • Organizing assignments from start to finish • Creating a plan and calculating risks • Building a standout portfolio • Anticipating financial matters • Working with clients • Self-promoting • Getting paid • Booking gigs • Negotiating a contract • And much more For freelance photographers and for those employed by agencies as well, this guide is full of practical advice for navigating the world of photo work, coming from an industry professional with over forty years of experience. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The View From Kleoboulos

Author: John Manuel
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291114629
Size: 15,17 MB
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In this, John Manuel's first full-length novel after having written four very successful travel memoirs about Greece, he again takes the reader into the tiny whitewashed streets of the village of Lindos on the island of Rhodes. Dean and Alyson are two young people who come together in a bar one evening in their home city of Bath, UK. Alyson's mother once worked with Brian, a musician who never quite "made it," but ends up playing guitar and singing in a Lindian Bar. Quite how Brian and Christine (Alyson's mother) come to have a devastating effect on their daughter's relationship with the man of her dreams will have you gripped, both with emotion and with intrigue. A real page-turner, the perfect holiday read, "The View From Kleoboulos" is Thomas Hardy for the 21st century. Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you, but occasionally it comes back to bite.

Plastic Cameras

Author: Michelle Bates
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136089659
Size: 10,12 MB
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Take a tour of the burgeoning world of plastic cameras and low-tech photography in this fun and funky guide to creating the most artistic pictures of your life! Whether you're an experienced enthusiast or toy camera neophyte, you'll find this guide full of tantalizing tips, fun facts, and absolutely striking photographs taken with the lowest tech tools around. You'll learn how to prep your plastic camera, their advantages and quirks, and what film to feed it. You'll also explore what makes a good subject, vignetting, multiple exposures, panoramas, close-ups, night photography, color, flash, problems and solutions, and so much more. Michelle Bates also takes you from a negative to either prints or pixels so that you can show off your photos and jump on the toy-camera revolution! Contributors include: Michael Ackerman, Thomas Michael Alleman, Erin Antognoli, Jonathan Bailey , James Balog, Michelle Bates, Phil Bebbington, Gyorgy Beck, Susan Bowen, Laura Corley Burlton, David Burnett, Susan Burnstine, Nancy Burson, Perry Dilbeck, Jill Enfield, fotovitamina, Annette Elizabeth Fournet, Brigitte Grignet, Eric Havelock-Bailie, Christopher James, Michael Kenna, Wesley Kennedy, Teru Kuwayama, Louviere & Vanessa, Mary Ann Lynch, Anne Arden McDonald, Ted Orland, Sylvia Plachy, Dan Price, Becky Ramotowski, Nancy Rexroth, Francisco Mata Rosas, Richard Ross, Franco Salmoiraghi, Rosanna Salonia, Jennifer Shaw, Nancy Siesel, Mark Sink, Kurt Smith, Sandy Sorlien, Pauline St. Denis, Harvey Stein, Gordon Stettinius, Ryan Synovec, Rebecca Tolk, Marydorsey Wanless, Shannon Welles, Matthew Yates, Dan Zamudio

The View From The Bottom

Author: Jean Forray
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 059509192X
Size: 13,63 MB
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[Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore. Order from bookstores everywhere in 4-6 weeks!] Who is this woman crouched behind the door? This book tells of emotions that lead different people to spend many years in the Bidwell Rest Home, which is in reality an asylum. These are the lives of individuals and what drove them to a kind of madness. Mystery, hate, murder, and sex make up the stories. There are many character studies: John Stilwell, a well-known surgeon; Sally Hatch, an actress; Jennifer, a society matron; and Peter, an advertising executive. Some you will love. Others you will hate. All will remain deep in your memory.

Respite For Teachers

Author: Christine Pearson Casanave
Editor: University of Michigan Press/ELT
ISBN:
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Today’s teaching world and its never-ending obligations can, over time, sap the spirit of even the best teachers. What is the trick to staying balanced in mind and spirit? Finding time to reflect on our own learning and to engage with the world around us. Respite for Teachers offers comforting words to help teachers find that balance and time for reflection. This book of essays includes topics related to teaching and learning in culturally diverse settings. The authors discuss, literally and metaphorically, phenomena in education such as listening, questioning, conversing, observing, grading, taking risks, and connecting. The book is grounded in the educational philosophy that recognizes how reflection and engagement with students and colleagues lead to a satisfying teaching life and ultimately to connecting with the world around them.

True Colors

Author: Kathryn Bold
Editor: Stampington & Company
ISBN: 9780971729636
Size: 18,38 MB
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Mental Health Concepts And Techniques For The Occupational Therapy Assistant

Author: Mary Beth Early
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN:
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The updated and expanded fourth edition of this classic text offers a solid foundation in occupational therapy processes to identify and address the needs of persons with mental health problems. This edition reflects continued developments in basic neuroscience, psychopharmacology, occupational therapy theory, and evaluation and treatment methods. New content in this expanded text fulfills criteria set out in the American Occupational Therapy Association's Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Occupational Therapy Assistant.