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In the popular imagination, archives are remote, largely obsolete institutions: either antiquated, inevitably dusty libraries or sinister repositories of personal secrets maintained by police states. Yet the archive is now a ubiquitous feature of digital life. Rather than being deleted, e-mails and other computer files are archived. Media software and cloud storage allow for the instantaneous cataloging and preservation of data, from music, photographs, and videos to personal information gathered by social media sites.In this digital landscape, the archival-oriented media theories of Wolfgang Ernst are particularly relevant. Digital Memory and the Archive, the first English-language collection of the German media theorist\u2019s work, brings together essays that present Ernst\u2019s controversial materialist approach to media theory and history. His insights are central to the emerging field of media archaeology, which uncovers the role of specific technologies and mechanisms, rather than content, in shaping contemporary culture and society.Ernst\u2019s interrelated ideas on the archive, machine time and microtemporality, and the new regimes of memory offer a new perspective on both current digital culture and the infrastructure of media historical knowledge. For Ernst, different forms of media systems-from library catalogs to sound recordings-have influenced the content and understanding of the archive and other institutions of memory. At the same time, digital archiving has become a contested site that is highly resistant to curation, thus complicating the creation and preservation of cultural memory and history.
Perspective is a discipline often set aside when it comes to general art study, though it is essential to master in order to produce any piece of art that is and feels realistic. Framed Perspective 1 equips artists with the technical knowledge needed to produce successful visual storytelling-related drawings: from understanding the basics of the space around us and how we perceive it, all the way to more sophisticated endeavors, like creating entire locations that will become the believable set ups our characters and stories will happen within. As intimidating as perspective may seem, best-selling author and artist Marcos Mateu-Mestre delivers each lesson in an accessible and informative way that takes the mystery out of achieving successful scenes. The book includes extensive step-by-step practical explanations of how to build objects and environments of all sorts, taking that first sketch to a fully rendered artwork with many of his finished illustrations as examples. Sure to be the most popular book in your art library, it will train you to see the world in a way that allows you to enjoy every curve and slope you see in it and, more importantly, translate that vision into art with accuracy and a great sense and understanding of depth and proportion. Your perspective will never be the same!
The creator of the immensely popular Salad for President blog presents a visually rich collection of more than 75 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews by artists/creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, Laurie Anderson, and Alice Waters. Julia Sherman loves salad. In the book named after her popular blog, Sherman encourages her readers to consider salad an everyday indulgence that can include cocktails, soups, family style brunch dishes, and dinner-party entrees. Every part of the meal is reimagined with a fresh, vegetable obsessed perspective. This compendium of savory recipes will tempt readers in search of diverse offerings from light to hearty: Collard Chiffonade Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing and Crouton Crumble, Heirloom Tomatoes with Crunchy Polenta Croutons, or Flank Steak and Bean Sprouts with Miso-Kimchi Dressing. On the lighter end there are Grilled Hearts of Palm with Mint and Triple Citrus, Persimmon Caprese, and fresh Blood Marys. The recipes, while not exclusively vegetarian, are vegetable-forward and focused on high-quality seasonal produce. Sherman also includes insider tips on pantry staples and growing your own salad garden of herbs and greens. Salad-with its infinite possibilities-is a game of endless combinations, not stifling rules. And with that in mind, Salad for President offers a window into how artists approach preparing their favorite dishes. She visits sculptors, painters, photographers, and musicians in their homes and gardens, interviewing and photographing them as they cook. Utterly unique in its look into the worlds of food, art, and everyday practices, Salad for President is at once a practical resource for healthy, satisfying recipes and an inspiring look at creativity.
In Autonomy Nicholas Brown theorizes the historical and theoretical argument for art's autonomy from its acknowledged character as a commodity. Refusing the position that the distinction between art and the commodity has collapsed, Brown demonstrates how art can, in confronting its material determinations, suspend the logic of capital by demanding interpretive attention. He applies his readings of Marx, Hegel, Adorno, and Jameson to a range of literature, photography, music, television, and sculpture, from Cindy Sherman's photography and the novels of Ben Lerner and Jennifer Egan to The Wire and the music of the White Stripes. He demonstrates that through their attention and commitment to form, such artists turn aside the determination posed by the demand of the market, thereby defeating the foreclosure of meaning entailed in commodification. In so doing, he offers a new theory of art that prompts a rethinking of the relationship between art, critical theory, and capitalism.
The official companion to Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's award-winning film Anomalisa. From Academy Award-winner Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson comes Anomalisa, a stop-motion animated film about a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. Michael (voiced by David Thewlis), a motivational speaker, hears everyone having, quite literally, the same voice and having the same face. From the passengers on the airplane to the employees at the hotel to his ex-girlfriend, each of the characters (all voiced by Tom Noonan) have the same voices and faces. And then there's Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a woman who sounds and looks different from everyone else in the world. The film is a meditation on life, love, wants, needs, and perceptions of self and others. Scenes of Anomalisa contains an abridged script, as well as behind-the-scenes images and film stills. It adapts the feeling and nuance of the film into a package that will appeal not only to fans of Kaufman and Johnson, but to cinephiles and animation fans as well.
"Often touching and always richly entertaining, like its subject"
Peggy Guggenheim's tempestuous life spanned the most exciting and volatile years of the twentieth century, and she lived it to the full. 'Mrs Guggenheim, how many husbands have you had?', she was once asked. 'Do you mean my own, or other people's?'.
It was among the American expatriate bohemian set in Paris in the 1930's that the young heiress began to make her mark in the art world. Her many lovers included Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst (whom she later married), Yves Tanguy and Roland Penrose. Yet real love always seemed to elude her.
In the later 1930's Peggy set up one of the first galleries of modern art in London, building up a magnificent collection of works by Picasso, Magritte, Miro and Brancusi, and buying paintings from artists fleeing the Nazis. Escaping from Vichy France to New York, she was hugely influential in assisting the new American abstract Impressionist movement (in particular, Jackson Polluck). After the war she returned to Europe, living in Venice until the end of her life. Today her memory is enshrined in the world-famous palazzo that houses her collection.
Meticulously researched, filled with colourful incident and a distinguished cast list, Anton Gill's biography reveals the inner drives of a remarkable woman and an indefatigable patron.
"Anton Gill tells this extraordinary story with vigour and panache"
The new practice of art-based research uses art making as a primary
mode of enquiry rather than continuing to borrow research
methodologies from other disciplines to study artistic processes.
Drawing on contributions from arts therapies, education, history,
organizational studies, and philosophy, the essays critically
examine unique challenges that include the personal and sometimes
intimate nature of artistic enquiry and the complexities of the
partnership with social science which has dominated applied arts
research; how artistic discoveries are apt to emerge spontaneously,
even contrary to plans and what we think we know; how truth can be
examined through both fact and fiction as well as the interplay of
objective and subjective experience; and ways of generating
artistic evidence and communicating outcomes. Offering examples
from all of the arts this volume will be welcomed by researchers
and students in many fields.
A visually-striking and thought-provoking resource to support Visual Arts for the IB diploma. Visual Arts for the IB Diploma student book is tailored to the IB subject guide for first exam 2016. This student book covers each of the core areas of the Visual Arts course and links them to theoretical, art-making and curatorial practices. It includes activities to give students practical ways to learn and reflect on their work, as well as a wealth of case studies and examples of students' work to aid understanding of visual arts in the real world.
EVERYWHERE IS SOMEWHERE is a memoir from Naseem Khan, the daughter of an Indian father and German mother, whose seminal book, The Art Britain ignores, framed the argument that by dismissing or ignoring `minority arts' in Britain, the UK was depriving itself of one of the most enriching features of its artistic life. Without Naseem's vision perhaps some of the most gifted writers, painters, dancers or musicians would never see their work reach an audience. As award winning poet Jacob Ross says `In hindsight, and in the light of the subsequent impact of BAME arts and culture on British society, Khan's assertion was visionary. This is a writer whose legacy will remain for us, inspirational and lasting.' But by highlighting the missed chances and opportunities of the past Naseem signals what hope there is for the future, written by someone whose gift was to bring people together, breaking down the walls of ignorance and enabling everyone to move forward. Naseem didn't have all the answers and the arts can't heal all divisions but EVERYWHERE IS SOMEWHERE may be the book we all reach too when we are in need of some kind of answer to what is going on today in these times.
'Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.' - Matisse Use this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and improve, sustain and nurture your creativity. Brief Lessons in Creativity presents a rich variety of artistic methods and solutions for you to try, and is packed with inspiration and practical takeaways. Stay curious like Rauschenberg by immersing yourself in the world through seeing, reading and researching. Repeat and revisit with Cezanne to try things differently, and collect and remix with Matisse and Bacon. Appreciate the importance of solitude and space with Bourgeois, and improvise freely with Van Gogh. With every chapter, learn how to create your best work and embrace a new sense of playfulness.
A groundbreaking collection of essays looking at the concepts of 'intermediality' and 'multimodality' - the relationship between various forms of art and new media - and including case studies ranging from music, film and architecture to medieval ballads, biopoetry and Lettrism.
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