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Art Soup for Project Creators

Author : Danny Wayne Pettry, II
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A to Z Advice for Project Creators Do you know how some people say they want to do something creative one day? These are the people who say they'll write a book, learn to play a musical instrument, act in a play, film a movie, start their own cupcake shop, or do something creative, but just haven't started yet. Danny Pettry is a project creator with 100s of creative products, including seven successfully funded kickstarter projects. Pettry offers his breakthrough formula for creativity for people who want to get started, but don't know how. This book includes 26 tips and tricks (from A to Z) to boost your creativity. Read this book if you're ready to learn how to bring your creative ideas to life.

My Creative Expressions Art Journal

Author : Danny Pettry, II
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My Creative Expressions Art Journal is a workbook that goes along with Art Soup for Project Creators: 26 Tips and Tricks to Boost Your Creativity. You'll probably want to have a copy of the main book to assist you with this journal. You can get copy of it at This workbook has one journaling page for each of these 26 tips that are covered in Art Soup. The journaling pages are divided into three main sections. These include: * a.) Dreaming of Creative Ideas: Who are you? What do you want? What are your passions? What are your artistic urges? What is your vision for an art project? * b.) Doing the Work: Be an amateur. Have fun while creating art. Get in the zone/ get out of your comfort zone. Learn knowledge and skills that are necessary. Read books. Ask questions. Apply knowledge. Now is the time. Live in the moment. Your time is ticking. Discipline and effort is required. * c.) Delivering the Art: Give your best. Your contribution is needed. Be excellent. Service is a must. Share the joy with the world. I hope these journaling activities will stimulate your creative ideas, motivate you to get started working on your project, and to deliver a final art project.

Comic Book Creator 22

Author : Jon B. Cooke
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CBC #22 travels to the studio of P. Craig Russell, whose career stretches from Killraven and Elric, to his Oscar Wilde adaptations and The Sandman, to the present day with American Gods, for a career-spanning, intimate interview (complete with photos and a gallery of PCR’s finest artwork). Also, we look at an almost completely unknown work of Frank Quitely, renowned artist on All-Star Superman and The Authority: his awesome artwork decorating the walls of a Radisson hotel in Scotland! We also talk with Derf Backderf about his forthcoming graphic novel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the tragic killing of college students, Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio. Jeff Gelb says goodbye to his best friend and frequent CBC contributor Bill Schelly. And we finally make that visit to the great Joe Sinnott to discuss his Treasure Chest work, as well as get revealing answers from Jay Leisten from our probing 10 Questions. Oh, and lest we forget, Fred Hembeck shares a new strip! Edited by Jon B. Cooke.

The Business of Being an Artist

Author : Daniel Grant
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Fine artists are taught many things about the craft of art in the various art schools and university art programs, but rarely do they learn much if anything about how to make a career of their talents. The Business of Being an Artist contains information on how artists may develop a presence in the art world that leads to sales. The book contains information on how artists can learn to sell their work directly to the public with an understanding of the principles of marketing and sales as they're applicable to works of art. Artists will also learn how to find a suitable gallery that will arrange sales and commissions and how to set up a contractual relationship with the dealer that is both equitable and profitable. Among the topics covered in The Business of Being an Artist are: the range of exhibition opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists; how to set prices for artwork; when or if artists should pay to advance their careers; how artists may communicate with the public; applying for loans, grants, and fellowships; areas of the law that concern artists; using art materials safely; online sales and marketing, and much more. In addition to all of this priceless information, The Business of Being an Artist includes a unique discussion of some of the emotional issues that face artists throughout their careers, such as working alone, confronting stereotypes, handling criticisms and rejection, the glare of publicity, and the absence of attention. Without a doubt, The Business of Being an Artist is a must-have book for every artist ready to turn their talent into a successful business. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.


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Author : Oliver Grau
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Leading scholars take a wider view of new media, placing it in the context of art history and acknowledging the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach in new media art studies and practice. Digital art has become a major contemporary art form, but it has yet to achieve acceptance from mainstream cultural institutions; it is rarely collected, and seldom included in the study of art history or other academic disciplines. In MediaArtHistories, leading scholars seek to change this. They take a wider view of media art, placing it against the backdrop of art history. Their essays demonstrate that today's media art cannot be understood by technological details alone; it cannot be understood without its history, and it must be understood in proximity to other disciplines—film, cultural and media studies, computer science, philosophy, and sciences dealing with images. Contributors trace the evolution of digital art, from thirteenth-century Islamic mechanical devices and eighteenth-century phantasmagoria, magic lanterns, and other multimedia illusions, to Marcel Duchamp's inventions and 1960s kinetic and op art. They reexamine and redefine key media art theory terms—machine, media, exhibition—and consider the blurred dividing lines between art products and consumer products and between art images and science images. Finally, MediaArtHistories offers an approach for an interdisciplinary, expanded image science, which needs the "trained eye" of art history. Contributors Rudlof Arnheim, Andreas Broeckmann, Ron Burnett, Edmond Couchot, Sean Cubitt, Dieter Daniels, Felice Frankel, Oliver Grau, Erkki Huhtamo, Douglas Kahn, Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, Machiko Kusahara, Timothy Lenoir, Lev Manovich, W.J.T. Mitchell, Gunalan Nadarajan, Christiane Paul, Louise Poissant, Edward A. Shanken, Barbara Maria Stafford, and Peter Weibel

International Journal of Comic Art

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Art as an Agent for Social Change

Author : Hala Mreiwed
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Art as an Agent for Social Change explores through original research, experiences, and personal narratives the role of the arts in bringing forth social change within three interconnected themes: community building, collaborations, and teaching and pedagogy.

The Secret Sauce for Indoor Cycling Instructors

Author : Donna Kay Lau
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"The Secret Sauce for Indoor Cycling Instructors, How to Market your Cycling Studio, Plan, and Teach your Classes", is written for Indoor cycling instructors, Cycling Studio's, Gym coordinators, Fitness Instructors, Indoor cycling enthusiasts, and owners. Donna Kay Lau has worked in the fitness industry for over 18 years, and she shares her creativity and observations in a growing fitness Industry. How to keep your students, clients, and customers coming back. In a society that is getting busier everyday, she discusses what it takes to market your clients, and to keep them engaged with her secrets. Contraindicated movements are discussed, common injuries, and advice. Cycling studios and coordinators, get suggestions about trying out instructors, and planning a schedule that involves periodized training, Heart rate monitor programs, planning special events, and charities. "The Secret Sauce...", is a go to book for new and existing instructors for ideas, and guidelines for teaching the best class possible. A book that Donna Kay Lau would have wanted available to her when she received her training and certifications, this is a perfect compliment to the educational material the instructor, and Facility coordinator needs for the other things that the general manual does not cover, all from her experience. Donna was the former Training coordinator, for the education department for SPINNING, the international indoor cycling training company. Her out of the box thinking brings new fresh ideas. Fitness enthusiasts will also benefit to read this book, If you demand educated instructors we can change the cycling classes that are training ineffectively, and keep the sport thriving. Donna's passion for teaching is noticeable, as she is sharing and mentoring, all her creativity, experience, education, is used to pay it forward to the next generation of cycling instructors, and coordinators of programs to keep it thriving. Spin On!


Author : Charles Spence
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'The scientist changing the way we eat' Guardian A GROUNDBREAKING BOOK BY THE WORLD-LEADING EXPERT IN SENSORY SCIENCE Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with another person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways. He reveals the importance of all the "off-the-plate" elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the colour of the plate (his lab showed that we perceive salty popcorn as tasting sweet when served in a red bowl), the background music and much more. Whether dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we taste and influence what others experience. Freakonomics for food, meal-times will genuinely never be the same again. ***** 'Popular science at its best' Daniel J. Levitin, author of The Organized Mind 'Spence allows people to appreciate the multisensory experience of eating' The New Yorker 'Wonderfully curious and thought-provoking . . . brilliant' Bee Wilson

1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think

Author : Robert Arp
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An awe-inspiring overview of the development of human knowledge over the centuries! Part of the highly successful '1001' series which have sold over a million copies in the UK alone 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think offers not only a comprehensive history of ideas, but also an eminently browsable source of amusement. This richly informative and entertaining book provides a wide variety of answers to those eternal questions such as... How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society? Readers will discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno 'proved' a flying arrow never moves and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspiring ideas explored range from Gandhi's theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking advocacy of women's rights. A wide variety of cultural movements are also covered, including Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Postmodernism. Drawing of a wide spectrum of topics including politics, cosmology, the arts, philosophy and religious beliefs, 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Thinktraces the exponential growth of human knowledge across the centuries. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato, to the cutting-edge theories taking shape in the twenty-first century, this book offers a wealth of stimulation and wit for any reader with a lively and curious mind.

Children s Books and Their Creators

Author : Anita Silvey
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Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators


Author : Andrew Pilsch
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Transhumanism posits that humanity is on the verge of rapid evolutionary change as a result of emerging technologies and increased global consciousness. However, this insight is dismissed as a naive and controversial reframing of posthumanist thought, having also been vilified as “the most dangerous idea in the world” by Francis Fukuyama. In this book, Andrew Pilsch counters these critiques, arguing instead that transhumanism’s utopian rhetoric actively imagines radical new futures for the species and its habitat. Pilsch situates contemporary transhumanism within the longer history of a rhetorical mode he calls “evolutionary futurism” that unifies diverse texts, philosophies, and theories of science and technology that anticipate a radical explosion in humanity’s cognitive, physical, and cultural potentialities. By conceptualizing transhumanism as a rhetoric, as opposed to an obscure group of fringe figures, he explores the intersection of three major paradigms shaping contemporary Western intellectual life: cybernetics, evolutionary biology, and spiritualism. In analyzing this collision, his work traces the belief in a digital, evolutionary, and collective future through a broad range of texts written by theologians and mystics, biologists and computer scientists, political philosophers and economic thinkers, conceptual artists and Golden Age science fiction writers. Unearthing the long history of evolutionary futurism, Pilsch concludes, allows us to more clearly see the novel contributions that transhumanism offers for escaping our current geopolitical bind by inspiring radical utopian thought.

Globalization and Contemporary Art

Author : Jonathan Harris
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In a series of newly commissioned essays by both established and emerging scholars, Globalization and Contemporary Art probes the effects of internationalist culture and politics on art across a variety of media. Globalization and Contemporary Art is the first anthology to consider the role and impact of art and artist in an increasingly borderless world. First major anthology of essays concerned with the impact of globalization on contemporary art Extensive bibliography and a full index designed to enable the reader to broaden knowledge of art and its relationship to globalization Unique analysis of the contemporary art market and its operation in a globalized economy

Romeo and or Juliet

Author : Ryan North
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The New York Times bestseller from the author of How to Invent Everything and To Be or Not To Be Romeo loves Juliet. Or Rosaline. And Juliet loves Romeo. Or Viola. Or Orlando. It's Shakespeare as you've never played him before. In this choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet, you choose where the story goes every time you read! What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? Whatever your adventure, you're guaranteed to find lots of romance, lots of epic fight scenes, and plenty of questionable decision-making by very emotional teens. All of the endings—there are over a hundred—feature beautiful illustrations by some of the greatest artists working today, including New York Times bestsellers Kate Beaton, Noelle Stevenson, Randall Munroe, and Jon Klassen. Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, Romeo and/or Juliet offers a new experience every time you read it. You can choose to play as Romeo or Juliet (obviously) but you can also play as both of them, or as Juliet's nurse, or, if you're good, you can even unlock a fourth playable character! That's right. We figured out how to have unlockable characters in books. Choose well, and you may even get to write the world's most awkward choose-your-own sex scene.

Arts and Cultural Programming

Author : Gay Carpenter
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"The text raws on current knowledge of leisure programming strategies for small, medium-sized, and large organizations in a variety of settings, including community recreation, community and cultural arts, nonprofit organizations, hospitality, tourism, public relations, and event management. The book uses the leisure and recreation perspective to present the essential principles of arts and cultural programming to plan, design, manage, and evaluate events."--BOOK JACKET.

Gordon Matta Clark

Author : Antonio Sergio Bessa
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This revealing book looks at the groundbreaking work of Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978), whose socially conscious practice blurred the boundaries between contemporary art and architecture. After completing a degree in architecture at Cornell University, Matta-Clark returned to his home city of New York, where he initiated a series of site-specific works in derelict areas of the South Bronx. The borough's many abandoned buildings, the result of economic decline and middle-class flight, served as Matta-Clark's raw material. His series 'Bronx Floors' dissected these structures, performing an anatomical study of ther ravaged urban landscape. Moving from New York to Paris with 'Conical Interserct', a piece that became emblematic of artistic protest, Matta-Clark applied this same method to a pair of seventeenth-century row houses slatted for demolition as a result of the Centre Pompidou's construction. This compelling volume grounds Matta-Clark's practice against the framework of architectural and urban history, stressing his pioneering activist-inspired approach, as well as his contribution to the nascent fields of social practice and relational aesthetics.

The Essential Guide to Children s Books and Their Creators

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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Author : Kathleen Lebesco
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The influence of food has grown rapidly as it has become more and more intertwined with popular culture in recent decades. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture offers an authoritative, comprehensive overview of and introduction to this growing field of research. Bringing together over 20 original essays from leading experts, including Amy Bentley, Deborah Lupton, Fabio Parasecoli, and Isabelle de Solier, its impressive breadth and depth serves to define the field of food and popular culture. Divided into four parts, the book covers: - Media and Communication; including film, television, print media, the Internet, and emerging media - Material Cultures of Eating; including eating across the lifespan, home cooking, food retail, restaurants, and street food - Aesthetics of Food; including urban landscapes, museums, visual and performance arts - Socio-Political Considerations; including popular discourses around food science, waste, nutrition, ethical eating, and food advocacy Each chapter outlines key theories and existing areas of research whilst providing historical context and considering possible future developments. The Editors' Introduction by Kathleen LeBesco and Peter Naccarato, ensures cohesion and accessibility throughout. A truly interdisciplinary, ground-breaking resource, this book makes an invaluable contribution to the study of food and popular culture. It will be an essential reference work for students, researchers and scholars in food studies, film and media studies, communication studies, sociology, cultural studies, and American studies.


Author : Ivan Brandon
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24seven features a who's who of today's best writers and artists from comics, film and animation, telling tales of robots in the city that never sleeps. In the vein of Flight, these stories run a cross-genre gamut, from robot zombies to a prison break to a bizarre feud between a Siamese DJ team. 24seven has romance, action, horror... everything you want, all told by a cross-section of the most diverse writers and artists you'll find on the printed page.