Art

Drawing on the Artist Within

Drawing on the Artist Within

Author: Betty Edwards

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671635145

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 632

Offers advice on how to make use of the functions of both sides of the brain to improve creativity and develop problem-solving abilities
Art

Expressive Drawing

Expressive Drawing

Author: Steven Aimone

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1600592813

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 560

The many people who long to draw?but feel too intimidated to try?will rejoice at the wonderful first entry in this brand-new creative series. Written by arts educator Steven Aimone, it's packed with solid, friendly, hands-on instruction, as well as inspiring images, and backed by the trusted AARP name. Aimone teaches an accessible style called expressive drawing that emphasizes line and mark, rather than rendering a specific object, which for many people, can create barriers to self-expression. Exercises start off simple and quick, encouraging readers to work on instinct and feeling, while the later ones focus on detail and refinement. The book features hundreds of images of work by well-known artists from Debuffet to Jim Dine?and each chapter includes a profile of someone who came to drawing late in life and achieved recognition.
Religion

Sanctifying Art

Sanctifying Art

Author: Deborah Sokolove

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620326336

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 880

As an artist, Deborah Sokolove has often been surprised and dismayed by the unexamined attitudes and assumptions that the church holds about how artists think and how art functions in human life. By investigating these attitudes and tying them to concrete examples, Sokolove hopes to demystify art--to bring art down to earth, where theologians, pastors, and ordinary Christians can wrestle with its meanings, participate in its processes, and understand its uses. In showing the commonalities and distinctions among the various ways that artists themselves approach their work, Sanctifying Art can help the church talk about the arts in ways that artists will recognize. As a member of both the church and the art world, Sokolove is well-positioned to bridge the gap between the habits of thought that inform the discourse of the art world and those quite different ideas about art that are taken for granted by many Christians. When art is understood as intellectual, technical, and physical as well as ethereal, mysterious, and sacred, we will see it as an integral part of our life together in Christ, fully human and fully divine.
Business & Economics

The Way We're Working Isn't Working

The Way We're Working Isn't Working

Author: Tony Schwartz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857200495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 878

This is the paperback edition of 'The Way We're Working Isn't Working'. Through his years of intensive work consulting to companies including Procter & Gamble, Sony, Toyota, Microsoft, Ford and Ernst & Young, with his firm The Energy Project, Schwartz has developed a powerful program for changing the way we are working that greatly boosts our engagement and our satisfication with our work and increases our performance. In this book he marshalls a wide range of powerful evidence from business research and psychology that shows that the current model of work is not only not optimal, it is specfically counter-productive because it saps us of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. In order for us to perform at our best, we must make a set of key changes in our work lives -- and in order to develop the full potential of their work force, our managers and companies must institute changes that will provide us with the regular physical renewal, emotional reward, mental focus and stimulation; and sense of purpose and significance that we need.
Business & Economics

Be Excellent at Anything

Be Excellent at Anything

Author: Tony Schwartz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451610260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 457

Offers strategies for enabling sustainable high performance by systematically investing in employee health and happiness, citing the vulnerabilities of common business practices while offering examples of effective leadership.
Art

Drawing For Dummies

Drawing For Dummies

Author: Brenda Hoddinott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118032008

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 793

The fast and easy way to learn to draw Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you and others see the world, while drawing from your imagination can give rise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe, it's something just about anyone can learn to do. Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learn the drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple philosophy that only you can teach yourself to draw, it gives you the tools you need to explore the basics and move on to more advanced techniques. This revised edition of one of the most successful For Dummies guides includes Additional step-by-step instructions for drawing people, animals, still life, and more Coverage of effects, composition, and perspective How-to art projects that show you how to create your drawings from simple geometric shapes to finished artwork It's never too late to unleash the artist within. Let Drawing For Dummies, 2nd edition put you on the road to discovery and self-expression through drawing.
Business & Economics

Testing Data Warehouse Applications

Testing Data Warehouse Applications

Author: Doug Vucevic

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426993893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 292

A data warehouse is a valuable corporate asset used to envisage business strategies and make informed business decisions. The enhanced access to information that a data warehouse provides, enable an organization to make the time-critical business decisions that are required to remain competitive. Data warehousing needs a comprehensive assessment of the impact to the entire organization and development of a plan for an organized, systematic solution. As for the Quality Assurance [QA] teams, it creates an exciting new opportunity that comes once in a life time. It is nothing less than a new business paradigm, which creates a new unlimited learning opportunities required to prosper in it. As in any new paradigm, most of us are unprepared for it. That is a bad news. Good news is so is everybody else. The race is on! The most nimble of us will flourish the most. Read on, with this book you will give yourself the head start.
Self-Help

Drawing as a Sacred Activity

Drawing as a Sacred Activity

Author: Heather Williams

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317272

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 520

In the tradition of such successful books on creativity as Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and The Artist's Way, artist and teacher Heather Williams presents a step-by-step approach to personal development — and artistic satisfaction. Many people — including Heather Williams — were never encouraged to embrace their creative side, and this shutting down of part of their inner life can create conflict. This book is an invitation into each person's creative instincts and is designed to lead gently toward developing both artistic and spiritual qualities. The book is divided into three sections: Pencils & Perception (observing and drawing what you see in the physical world); Crayons & Consciousness (drawing the interior landscape of memories, emotions, dreams, and patterns); and Ink & Intuition (drawing on the intuitive wisdom within yourself). This book is not intended to make everyone a commercial artist, but it will help readers to see and be in their world more fully.
Art

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Author: Betty Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101561805

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 923

A revised edition of the classic bestselling how to draw book. A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers and artists to come. Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes: • a new introduction; • crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain; • new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.; • an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity; • and new reproductions of master drawings throughout

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

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Page: 188

View: 138

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Art

Parody and Festivity in Early Modern Art

Parody and Festivity in Early Modern Art

Author: DavidR. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351554985

Category: Art

Page: 221

View: 129

Dwelling on the rich interconnections between parody and festivity in humanist thought and popular culture alike, the essays in this volume delve into the nature and the meanings of festive laughter as it was conceived of in early modern art. The concept of 'carnival' supplies the main thread connecting these essays. Bound as festivity often is to popular culture, not all the topics fit the canons of high art, and some of the art is distinctly low-brow and occasionally ephemeral; themes include grobianism and the grotesque, scatology, popular proverbs with ironic twists, and a wide range of comic reversals, some quite profound. Many hinge on ideas of the world upside down. Though the chapters most often deal with Northern Renaissance and Baroque art, they spill over into other countries, times, and cultures, while maintaining the carnivalesque air suggested by the book's title.
Art

Abstract Art Painting

Abstract Art Painting

Author: Debora Stewart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440335884

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 954

Would you love to take your art in a new direction? In Abstract Art Painting, you will enter a realm of tactile, intuitive excitement, combining pastel and acrylic to achieve results as unique as you are. You'll learn how to explore the use of color theory in abstraction and to use underpainting to bring structure and depth to your art. In addition you'll begin to understand how to work in a series and how this can help you develop your own personal style. A sampling of what you'll add to your creative toolbox: • Pastel and acrylic techniques to use to complete your own paintings • The benefits of expressing your ideas abstractly • How to loosen up by using your nondominant hand and drawing to music • Ways to express emotions through mark-making • Using color and symbolism for expression • Working with photos for inspiration • Tips for using color studies Step into your own abstract frame of mind today!