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A Stroke of Genius

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Leonardo Da Vinci a Stroke of Genius

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Everybody knows that Leonardo da Vinci was an artist - that he was the mastermind behind the infamous Mona Lisa and designed the first-ever flying machine. But did you also know that da Vinci: - spent a decade making a clay horse? - had his very own pet dragon? - loved to wear pink? Full of rivalries between artists, incredible inventions and passages from Leonardo's lost notebook, discover everything you ever wanted to know about the man with the paintbrush!

A Stroke of Genius

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Utilizes the symptoms of the illnesses from which the author suffers to embark on an imaginative quest for self-exploration, reflecting on such topics as existentialism, doctors, etymology, coffee, and air travel

A Stroke of Genius

Author : Gina Wilkins
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Stroke of Genius

Author : Gideon Haigh
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‘The year’s best cricket book’ Daily Telegraph ‘Well researched and engagingly written, this exemplary work reveals a hidden history…superbly told story’ Sunday Times ‘Easily the cricket book of the year, of the century…It extends the possibility of cricket-writing-as-literature’ Suresh Menon, The Hindu It is arguably the most famous photograph in the history of cricket. In George Beldam's picture, Victor Trumper is caught in mid stroke, the personification of cricketing grace, skill and power, about to hit the ball long and hard. Yet this image, 'Jumping Out', is important not only because of who it depicts, but also what it illustrates about the changing nature of the game and how it has been seen. Now, in Gideon Haigh's brilliant new book, Stroke of Genius, we learn not only about the man in the picture but also the iconography of Trumper's powerful position in cricket's mythology. For many, Australian batsman Trumper was the greatest ever. Neville Cardus wrote: 'I have never yet met a cricketer who, having seen and played with Victor Trumper, did not describe him without doubt or hesitation as the most accomplished of all batsmen of his acquaintance.' Like Lionel Messi or Roger Federer today, he defied the obvious bounds of affiliation. Unlike the current generation of sporting stars, however, there were no memoirs or papers, very few interviews, no action footage - even his date of birth is a matter of debate and conjecture. What isn't in doubt, though, is the impact he had on the game and on his nation. Haigh reveals how Trumper, and 'Jumping Out', helped to change cricket from the Victorian era of static imagery to something much more dynamic, modern and compelling. As such, Trumper helped not only transform cricket but even the way his country viewed itself.

Stroke of Genius

Author : Gideon Haigh
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Today Victor Trumper is, literally, a legend - revered for deeds lost in time, a hallowed name from the golden era from before the moving image began to dictate memories and Bradman reset the records. In life, Trumper was Australia's first world beater - at his peak just after Federation, he was not just a cricketer but an artist of the bat, the genius of a new era, a symbol of what Australia could be. Crowds flocked to his club matches, English supporters cheered him on in Tests, and at his early funeral in 1915 - even amidst the grief of war - mourners choked the streets of Sydney. Trumper lives on, not just as the name of a stand at the SCG, or a park near his former home ground. He lives in an image that captures him mid-stroke- a daring player's graceful advance into the unknown, alive with intent and controlled abandon. Reproduced countless times in cricket books and pavilions around the world, it conjures an era, an attitude - cricket's first imaginings of itself - and encapsulates the timeless beauty of sport like none other. If Trumper is a legend, George Beldam's 'Jumping Out' has become an icon. But that image has almost paradoxically obscured the story of its subject. Man and photograph have entranced Gideon Haigh since childhood, and in Stroke of Geniushe explores both the real Victor Trumper and the process of his iconography. Together they inspired a profound moral and aesthetic revaluation of the game, and changed the way we think about cricket, art and Australia. In this inventive, fresh and compelling work of history, Haigh reveals how Trumper, and Beldam's incarnation of his brilliance, are at the intersection of sport and art, history and timelessness, reality and myth. 'Haigh, cricket-lover and polymath, couldn't write a dull book if he tried ... the book equally qualifies as art and social history.' The Saturday Paper 'Gripping ... Haigh draws on an encyclopaedic knowledge of cricketing fact and folklore ... (and) evokes an era retrospectively made golden.' The Times 'Bless all of Haigh, Beldham, Trumper and Penguin Books for combining so well here ... What Haigh has done so well in Stroke of Genius is not only intellectually restore this ubiquitous but little-understood photograph, but doff a skull cap in the direction of the man who at least equalled Trumper for brilliance in creating it. Here's to biting of more than you can chew.' The Guardian 'There are various claimants to the title of 'world's best cricket writer', yet no dispute about who today, is the best writer on cricket. This is the Australian, Gideon Haigh.' The Telegraph, Calcutta 'In Stroke of Genius, Gideon Haigh has given Jumping Out and the men who created it the richly perceptive tribute they have always deserved.' The Age 'Stroke of Genius offers such numerous f

Stroke of Genius

Author : Chuck Jones
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Strokes of Genius

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Awe-inspiring works by contemporary masters, along with the secrets behind its creation. Drawing is the most intimate and immediate form of self-expression, fundamental to every artist's ability to communicate with a viewer. The sense of energy and expression that can be captured in mere strokes of charcoal, ink, pastel, marker or any of the other modest mediums proudly represented in this book is astounding. A glowing celebration of the art of drawing, Strokes of Genius features styles ranging from meticulous realism to imaginative flights of fancy, from lyrical sketches created in minutes to intricately layered renderings that took months to complete. Includes: 169 stand-out examples of the finest drawing being done today, selected from hundreds of submissions from around the world. An impressive range of styles, materials and techniques covering a wide array of subjects, including still life, the figure, animals, landscapes, portraits and more. Comments from the artists offer firsthand insight on the creation of each artwork, diverse perspectives on drawing, and fresh ideas and techniques. An incomparable source of inspiration and delight for artists and art lovers, Strokes of Genius contains hundreds of combined years of expertise, artistic breakthroughs and, above all, remarkable drawings that leave a lasting impression.

A STROKE OF GENIUS

Author : Sandy Simon
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This book’s first edition was written after my six year odyssey following my stroke. The doctors said if I did not die I would be completely incapacitated physically, mentally and emotionally. They said I had lost 45% of my brain and was declared 100% disabled for life. Somehow I found a way to healing and thriving as a human being. This extended second edition has added information on my eleven additional years of successful therapies which have helped me fulfill my life beyond my dreams. This edition includes my mentoring with other stroke survivors who have contacted me after they read the first edition.

A Stroke of Genius

Author : Mick Sutton
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"It comes as a great shock when the active and very articulate man you have shared your life with for sixty odd years has a stroke and loses all his speech." Mick Sutton knew his wife, but could not speak her name. He could not write his own, could hardly make sense of the hospital menu, let alone read his paper or a book. His frustration was palpable. Then he met Fiona, his Speech Therapist, whose guidance worked wonders. Gradually she built up Mick's speech and his ability to write grammatically. "I think if I had to describe Mick's approach to rehabilitation it was that he saw it as a new job," Fiona explains. "He was very disciplined and motivated, and I have no doubt that his letters and postcards sent to me during a world cruise, reproduced in this volume with very few language or stylistic corrections, will indicate his progress." The letters and postcards written by Mick while on a world cruise is a saga of recovery and an inspiration for others who have to overcome the challenges of a stroke or similar unexpected changes or hurdles in their lives.

A Stroke of Genius

Author : Sandy Simon
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This book's first edition was written after my six year odyssey following my stroke. The doctors said if I did not die I would be completely incapacitated physically, mentally and emotionally. They said I had lost 45% of my brain and was declared 100% disabled for life. Somehow I found a way to healing and thriving as a human being. This extended second edition has added information on my eleven additional years of successful therapies which have helped me fulfill my life beyond my dreams. This edition includes my mentoring with other stroke survivors who have contacted me after they read the first edition.

Strokes of Genius

Author : Eric Chaline
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Pleasure beckons at the water's edge.' With these words, Eric Chaline celebrates the physicality and sensuality of swimming - attributes that might have contributed to the evolution of the human species. Chaline's comprehensive account surveys swimming from prehistory to the present day. He decodes the earliest human myths to reconstruct swimming's prehistory and history; he explains its role in religious rituals, trade and manufacture, warfare and medicine, and chronicles its transformation into the leisure activity and competitive sport that together have made it the most commonly practiced physical pastime in the developed world. Swimming is now a cultural marker that stands for eroticism, leisure, endurance, adventure, exploration and excellence, and latterly, like other disciplines that use repetitive movements to discipline the body and still the mind, it is held by wild swimmers to be a lane to spiritual awakening - one stroke at a time. There is no single story of human swimming, but many currents that merge, diverge and remerge towards a future in which our survival may depend on our ability to adapt to life in an aquatic world. --Jacket flap.

Vincent Van Gogh

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A Stroke of Genius

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A Stroke of Genius

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After a stroke, you are so busy trying to figure out what just hit you. To even know what questions you need answered. Here is some advice from some survivors that lived to tell about life after stroke.

A Stroke of Genius

Author : John Curcio
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The lessons learned from a serious stroke and the amazing healing.

A Stroke of Genius

Author : Helen Conrad
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A Stroke of Genius

Author : Jan Johnson
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A Stroke of Genius

Author : Jan Johnson
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A Stroke of Genius

Author : Gina Wilkins
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A Stroke Of Genius by Gina Wilkins released on Jun 23, 1989 is available now for purchase.