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♠Book: The Power of Art
♣Author: Richard Lewis
♥Publisher: Cengage Learning
♦Release: 2013-01-01
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 544
✸ISBN: 9781133589716
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Compelling, comprehensive, and accessible, Lewis and Lewis’s THE POWER OF ART, 3e features an exciting new layout and gorgeous images. Students continue to praise the engaging, conversational writing style that will make it easy for you to both understand and enjoy reading the material. THE POWER OF ART delivers a brief, yet comprehensive survey, demonstrating that art is all around you and relevant to you - no matter what your major happen to be. The text incorporates global material throughout to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Art News boxes present real events that connect art to your life. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

♠Book: The Power of Art
♣Author: Simon Schama
♥Publisher: Ecco
♦Release: 2006-11-07
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 448
✸ISBN: UOM:39015066872519
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: "Great art has dreadful manners," Simon Schama observes wryly at the start of his epic and explosive exploration of the power, and whole point, of art. "The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things; visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure, and then proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality. . . ." With the same disarming force, The Power of Art propels us on an eye-opening, breathtaking odyssey, zooming in on eight extraordinary masterpieces, from Caravaggio's David and Goliath to Picasso's Guernica. Jolting us far from the comfort zone of the hushed art gallery, Schama closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of art forever. The embattled heroes—Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso and Rothko—each in his own resolute way, faced crisis with steadfast defiance, pitting passion and conviction against scorn and short-sightedness. The masterpieces they created challenged convention, shattered complacency, shifted awareness and changed the way we look at the world. With vivid storytelling and powerfully evocative descriptive passages, Schama explores the dynamic personalities of the artists and the spirit of the times they lived through, capturing the flamboyant theatre of bourgeois life in Amsterdam, the passion and paranoia of Revolutionary Paris, and the carnage and pathos of Civil War Spain. Most compelling of all, The Power of Art traces the extraordinary evolution of eight "eye-popping" world-class works of art. Created in a bolt of illumination, such works "tell us something about how the world is, how it is to be inside our skins, that no more prosaic source of wisdom can deliver. And when they do that, they answer, irrefutably and majestically, the nagging question of every reluctant art-conscript . . . 'OK, OK, but what's art really for?'"

♠Book: Cengage Advantage Books The Power of Art
♣Author: Richard Lewis
♥Publisher: Cengage Learning
♦Release: 2008-01-23
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 528
✸ISBN: 9780534641030
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Brief, visual, and relevant, THE POWER OF ART, 2e delivers an engaging, jargon-free survey for the art appreciation course. Richard and Susan Lewis open students’ eyes to the power of art with their captivating writing, so lively and succinct that students are able to complete their reading quickly, concentrate on the accompanying illustrations, and come to class prepared. The book’s reproductions -- larger than in other art appreciation texts -- make it easier for students to focus on key details important to understanding the artwork. The text does an exceptional job of focusing on the Western tradition while incorporating non-Western material in key points to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Clear discussions of artistic forms and art in Western culture are complemented by boxed features like the new Art Issues, Art News, and Global View that highlight the relevance of art today, controversial topics, and the impact of non-Western cultures on the West. In addition to its excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. This solid text also is bolstered by innovative supplements like PowerLecture, a Digital Image Library, ArtExperience Online, WebTutor Toolbox, and more. The Advantage pricing of this text delivers an unrivaled value for instructors and students alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

♠Book: Art Saves
♣Author: Jenny Doh
♥Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
♦Release: 2011-06-08
★Genre: Self-Help
☘Pages: 144
✸ISBN: 9781440318948
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Discover it for yourself. Inside Art Saves, experience the stories of 20 artists who found that artistic expression and the artistic process is worth living for. Whether you are a calligraphy/graffiti artist like Lisa Engelbrecht, a metal artist like Michael DeMeng, or digital collage artist like Susan Tuttle, art has a way of giving you beauty, meaning, spiritual richness, community...even salvation. The stories in this book come from every medium, because the power of the creative process can be found everywhere. Hear from: Drew Emborsky, a crochet artist, provides comfort through his creations by donating his work to hospitals and shelters. Rebecca Sower puts craft materials—and hope—into the hands of Haitian women through Haiti By Hand. Marie French who, through art, creates personal miracles of healing. Suzi Blu, who discovered the real, therapeutic effect of art-making, shows you many simple, effective ways you can give back. INSIDE ART SAVES, YOU'LL ALSO FIND: Mixed media techniques and projects. Throughout the book you'll find practical ideas to put you on the art-making path. Karen Michel shares instructions on creating prayer flags, Lynn Whipple shows you how to construct a permission plaque, Susannah Conway gives advice on revealing the soul of a place though inspired photography. Inspired Lessons. Each artist lists the lessons they have learned about living life artfully. "When the Going Gets Tough..." Sidebars suggest ways you can remain strong, even when things get challenging. Hear how different artists deal with difficulty head-on. "In the artist's own words..." Advice and wisdom shared directly from each artist to you. The act of art-making is an act of life. So thread a needle, lift a paintbrush, put pencil to paper, focus the camera—find salvation.

♠Book: Ignite the Power of Art
♣Author: Bonnie Pitman
♥Publisher: Yale University Press
♦Release: 2010
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 221
✸ISBN: 0300167547
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: How do visitors like to experience art? What makes for an enriching museum visit? The Dallas Museum of Art undertook a groundbreaking seven-year research initiative to answer these questions, examining how people connect with art and identifying preferences and differing behaviors. Ignite the Power of Art publishes these findings and provides a new understanding of museum visitors. It describes how these studies have been used to build attendance, enhance exhibits, and develop new programs such as the Center for Creative Connections, the online Arts Network, and the Late Nights event series, all at the Dallas Museum of Art. Furthermore, the book describes how this research, which goes far beyond traditional demographic data and analyses, has transformed the Museum, unleashing a profound change in institutional thinking and paving the way for sustained innovation. Also included are interviews with community leaders who offer their perspectives and insights on the Dallas Museum of Art’s remarkable revitalization.

♠Book: Hundertwasser
♣Author: Pierre Restany
♥Publisher: Taschen
♦Release: 2001
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 96
✸ISBN: 3822859842
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: The painter-king with the five skins "His trump card is his art, the creator of beauty: of natural harmony, peace and joy. The extra-lucid power of his analytical sensitivity makes him the perfect decoder of global culture and its guided information. He reveals the prodigious quality resources of naturist empiricism against the abusive uniformity of rationalist totalitarianism, against the tyranny of ugliness and the iron rule of its straight line." Pierre Restany, Hundertwasser: The Painter-King with the five Skins: The Power of Art Friedensreich Hundertwasser constantly rebelled against the omnipresent might of rational and pragmatic thought patterns and became a symbolic figure for a non-conformist way of life and an ambassador for a self-determined alternative existence. Hundertwasser's world of images awakens the longing for universal harmony, for an existence in accord with nature. With emphasis on Hundertwasser's ecological, civilization- and architecture-critical approaches, Pierre Restany examines the phases of his multifaceted work. Restany creates a comprehensive portrayal of an artist of visionary power, of his artistic development, from the architectural boycott and the naked addresses at the end of the sixties, through the worldwide architecture projects, to his alternative blueprints for society. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

♠Book: The power of art
♣Author: John Martyn Warbeke
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 1951-01-01
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 493
✸ISBN: UCAL:B3117803
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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♠Book: The Power of the Arts
♣Author: Sally L. Smith
♥Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
♦Release: 2001
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 169
✸ISBN: 1557664846
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: From the founder and director of the Lab School in Washington, D.C., this enlightening book provides an alternative method for teaching academic subjects to students with disabilities -- the arts. Educators, art teachers and therapists, learning disability specialists, recreation leaders, and parents will discover how to infuse academic material and life skills into arts activities in order to help exceptional students learn. Through interviews with Lab School teacher-artists, readers will get step-by-step instructions for a variety of projects that enable students to see science in woodwork, find geometry in sculpture, learn vocabulary through theater, and study math through music. Case examples illustrate that this innovative approach builds on students' individual strengths and interests and raises their self-esteem -- and that all children will learn and be uplifted through the power of art.

♠Book: The Art of Power the Power of Art
♣Author: Paula Ben-Amos
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 1983
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 111
✸ISBN: UOM:39015006624053
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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♠Book: Negotiating Rapture
♣Author: Richard Francis
♥Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
♦Release: 1996
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 200
✸ISBN: UOM:39015038533934
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Conceived as a series of journeys akin to those of saints or shamans, Negotiating Rapture brings together the work of Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars, Lucio Fontana, Shirazeh Houshiary, Anselm Kiefer, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, and Bill Viola. These artists are exhibited together in order to reveal their diverse expressions of a shared longing: the basic and enduring human urge to transcend the ordinary and experience the sublime.Juxtaposed with a range of works by Old Masters and examples from architecture, literature, and anthropology, the works in Negotiating Rapture show how artists, as creators, move beyond common experience to a state approaching religious ecstasy and how we, as viewers, can in turn discover a deeper involvement in our own humanity. Major essays by Homi K. Bhabha, Georges Didi-Huberman, David Morgan, and Lee Siegel, as well as a series of focused contributions by Yve-Alain Bois, Wendy Doniger, Kenneth Frampton, Martin E. Marty, John Hallmark Neff, Annemarie Schimmel, and Helen Tworkov, consider how rapture resonates both in a cultural context and within the experience of a single human being. A "Travel Guide to Negotiating Rapture," written by curators Richard Francis and Sophia Shaw, explores how each artist in the exhibition has sought to define rapture and, by guiding the viewer/reader, initiates scrutiny of transformative experiences.