Thinking with Things: Toward a New Vision of Art By Esther Pasztory

Publisher: University of Texas Press 2005-08-01 | 264 Pages | ISBN: 0292765975 | PDF | 41 MB

What is "art"? Why have human societies through all time and around the globe created those objects we call works of art? Is there any way of defining art that can encompass everything from Paleolithic objects to the virtual images created by the latest computer technology? Questions such as these have preoccupied Esther Pasztory since the beginning of her scholarly career. In this authoritative volume, she distills four decades of research and reflection to propose a pathbreaking new way of understanding what art is and why human beings create it that can be applied to all cultures throughout time.

The Seven Arts of Change: Leading Business Transformation That Lasts

The Seven Arts of Change: Leading Business Transformation That Lasts

English | 2010 | ISBN: 1402767846 | ISBN-13: 9781402767845 | 184 pages | EPUB | 0,3 MB
Jonathon Keats, "Forged: Why Fakes are the Great Art of Our Age"

2013 | ISBN: 0199928355 | 191 pages | MOBI | 0,2 MB

According to Vasari, the young Michelangelo often borrowed drawings of past masters, which he copied, returning his imitations to the owners and keeping originals. Half a millennium later, Andy Warhol made a game of "forging" the Mona Lisa, questioning the entire concept of originality.
Don Thompson, "The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art"

2008 | ISBN-10: 0230610226, 0385666772 | 268 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No.5 1948 sell for $140 million?
The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts by Michael Biggs, Henrik Karlsson

English | 2010 | ISBN: 0415581699, 0203841328 | 488 pages | PDF | 3,7 MB

The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts is a major collection of new writings on research in the creative and performing arts by leading authorities from around the world.
María del Mar Azcona, "The Multi-Protagonist Film"

2010 | ISBN-10: 1444333933 | 176 pages | PDF | 5,6 MB
Jennifer Barrett, "Museums and the Public Sphere"

2010 | ISBN-10: 1405173831, 1118274830 | 208 pages | PDF | 13,8 MB
Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy by Shozo Sato, Alice Ogura Sato, Gengo Akiba Roshi and Shinya Fujiwara

English | 2014 | ISBN: 4805312041 | ISBN-13: 9784805312049 | 176 pages | PDF | 19,5 MB

In this beautiful and extraordinary book, Shozo Sato, an internationally recognized master of traditional Zen arts, teaches the Japanese art of calligraphy through the power and wisdom of Zen poetry.
Vocal Tracks: Performance and Sound Media by Jacob Smith

Publisher: University of California Press 2008-08 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 0520254945 | PDF | 1.1 MB
Marina Belozerskaya, "Luxury Arts of the Renaissance"

J. Paul Getty Museum | 2005 | ISBN: 0892367857 | English | PDF | 288 pages | 47.02 Mb

Today we associate the Renaissance with painting, sculpture, and architecture-the "major" arts. Yet contemporaries often held the "minor" arts-gem-studded goldwork, richly embellished armor, splendid tapestries and embroideries, music, and ephemeral multi-media spectacles-in much higher esteem. Isabella d'Este, Marchesa of Mantua, was typical of the Italian nobility: she bequeathed to her children precious stone vases mounted in gold, engraved gems, ivories, and antique bronzes and marbles; her favorite ladies-in-waiting, by contrast, received mere paintings. Renaissance patrons and observers extolled finely wrought luxury artifacts for their exquisite craftsmanship and the symbolic capital of their components; paintings and sculptures in modest materials, although discussed by some literati, were of lesser consequence.
Bruce Redford, "Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England"

Publisher: J. Paul Getty | 2008 | ISBN: 0892369248 | English | PDF | 236 pages | 47.93 Mb

Bruce Redford re-creates the vibrant culture of connoisseurship in Enlightenment England by investigating the multifaceted activities and achievements of the Society of Dilettani. Elegantly and wittily he dissects the British connoisseurs whose expeditions, collections, and publications laid the groundwork for the Neoclassical revival and for the scholarly study of Graeco-Roman antiquity.
Catherine Hess, "Italian Ceramics: Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum"

Publisher: J. Paul Getty | 2003 | ISBN: 0892366702 | English | PDF | 268 pages | 35.17 Mb

Contains scientific, historical, and iconographic information about the Getty Museum's superb collection of Italian ceramic art.
Vreg Nersessian, "Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art"

Publisher: J. Paul Getty | 2001 | ISBN: 0892366397 | English | PDF | 240 pages | 117.96 Mb

Armenia was the first country to recognize Christianity as the official state religion in 301 AD, twelve years before Constantine's decree granting tolerance to Christianity within the Roman Empire. Ever since, Armenia has claimed the privilege of being the first Christian nation, and the wealth of Christian art produced in Armenia since then is testimony to the fundamental importance of the Christian faith to the Armenian people.

Susie Hodge, "Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Work"
ISBN: 1623650909, 1848662203 | 2014 | EPUB | 224 pages | 50 MB

From the influential craftsmen of the high renaissance to the Dutch masters, and from the rococo and neoclassical movements of the 18th century to romanticism, modernism and contemporary art, the lives of the great artists are as varied and multifaceted as the works of creative genius they produced.
The Great Art Guide introduces readers to 100 of the world’s most important artists, from the 13th century to the present. Works by artists such as Caravaggio, Vermeer, van Gogh and Warhol are arranged chronologically and set in their historical context by Susie Hodge’s authoritative narrative.
Lenore DeKoven, "Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre"

2006 | ISBN-10: 0240806646 | 216 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB

The approach presented in this book, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor's craft. There is material on constructing the throughline, analyzing the script, character needs; the casting and rehearsal processes, film vs. theater procedures as well as the actor and the camera.