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Mark Osteen, “Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream”

2013 | ISBN: 1421407809, 1421413884 | 336 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 3,8 MB


Desperate young lovers on the lam ( They Live by Night), a cynical con man making a fortune as a mentalist ( Nightmare Alley), a penniless pregnant girl mistaken for a wealthy heiress ( No Man of Her Own), a wounded veteran who has forgotten his own name ( Somewhere in the Night)-this gallery of film noir characters challenges the stereotypes of the wise-cracking detective and the alluring femme fatale. Despite their differences, they all have something in common: a belief in self-reinvention. Nightmare Alley is a thorough examination of how film noir disputes this notion at the heart of the American Dream.


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Guillermo Del Toro, Marc Scott Zicree, “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions”

2013 | ISBN: 0062082841 | 256 pages | MOBI | 42,4 MB


Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

English | 304 pages | ISBN-10: 0393239675 | EPUB | 714 KB



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The Art of the New Naturalists: A Complete History by Peter Marren

English | 2009 | ISBN: 0007284713 | ISBN-13: 9780007284719 | 288 pages | EPUB | 78,9 MB


Exploring the history behind the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world, this investigation delves into the art archives of the New Naturalist books. With more than 100 volumes published over 60 years, this examination explains how the installments have risen to a level of collectability.


The Inspired Garden: 24 Artists Share Their Vision

The Inspired Garden: 24 Artists Share Their Vision

English | 2009 | ISBN: 0892727373 | 160 pages | EPUB | 18,5 MB



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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



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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.


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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?


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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.


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María del Mar Azcona, "The Multi-Protagonist Film"

2010 | ISBN-10: 1444333933 | 176 pages | PDF | 5,6 MB


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Jennifer Barrett, "Museums and the Public Sphere"

2010 | ISBN-10: 1405173831, 1118274830 | 208 pages | PDF | 13,8 MB


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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.


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Vocal Tracks: Performance and Sound Media by Jacob Smith

Publisher: University of California Press 2008-08 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 0520254945 | PDF | 1.1 MB


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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.