The Power of Art Book
Score: 4.5
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The Power of Art


  • Author : Simon Schama
  • Publisher : Bodley Head Childrens
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 1847921183

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The Power of Art Excerpt :

* 'Great art has dreadful manners...' Simon Schama observes at the start of his epic exploration of the power, and whole point, of art. 'The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality...' * With the same disarming force, Power of Art jolts us far from the comfort zone of the hushed art gallery, as Schama closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of art for ever. * The embattled heroes - Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso and Rothko - faced crisis with steadfast defiance. The masterpieces they created challenged convention, shattered complacency, shifted awareness and changed the way we look at the world. With powerfully vivid story-telling, Schama explores the dynamic personalities of the artists and the spirit of the times they lived through, capturing the flamboyant theatre of bourgeois life in Amsterdam, the passion and paranoia of Revolutionary Paris, and the carnage and pathos of civil-war Spain. * Most compelling of all, Power of Art traces the extraordinary evolution of eight world-class works of art. Created in a bolt of illumination, such works 'tell us something about how the world is, how it is to be inside our skins, that no more prosaic source of wisdom can deliver. And when they do that they answer, irrefutably and majestically, the nagging question of every reluctant art-conscript... "OK, OK, but what's art really for?"'

The Power of Art  Revised Book

The Power of Art Revised


  • Author : Richard L. Lewis
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 9781337671972

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The Power of Art Revised Excerpt :

Compelling and accessible, THE POWER OF ART features gorgeous images and themes that connect with today's students and an engaging writing style that's praised by instructors and students alike. The revised third edition delivers a brief yet comprehensive survey which demonstrates that art is everywhere and relevant to all students. The text incorporates global material, reflecting cultural intersections and mutual influences--and Art News boxes present real events, connecting art to students' lives. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights current trends in artistic mediums and themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Simon Schama s Power of Art Book

Simon Schama s Power of Art


  • Author : Simon Schama
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9780563487104

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Simon Schama s Power of Art Excerpt :

'Great art has dreadful manners...' Simon Schama observes at the start of his epic exploration of the power, and whole point, of art. 'The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality...' With the same disarming force, Power of Art jolts us far from the comfort zone of the hushed art gallery, as Schama closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of art forever. The embattled heroes - Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso and Rothko - faced crisis with steadfast defiance. The masterpieces they created challenged convention, shattered complacency, shifted awareness and changed the way we look at the world. With powerfully vivid story-telling, Schama explores the dynamic personalities of the artists and the spirit of the times they lived through, capturing the flamboyant theatre of bourgeouis life in Amsterdam, the passion and paranoia of Revolutionary Paris, and the carnage and pathos of civil-war Spain. Most compelling of all, Power of Art traces the extraordinary evolution of eight world-class works of art. Created in a bolt of illumination, such works 'tell us something about how the world is, how it is to be inside our skins, that no more prosaic source of wisdom can deliver. And when they do that they answer, irrefutably and majestically, the nagging question of every reluctant art-conscript... "OK, OK, but what's art really for?"

Art and the Power of Placement Book

Art and the Power of Placement


  • Author : Victoria Newhouse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060890962

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Art and the Power of Placement Excerpt :

Where and how an artwork is presented can enhance it or detract from it, or even alter its meaning. Depending on the display, painting and sculpture can denote a religious, political, decorative, or educational significance, as well as aesthetic and commercial value. Just how powerful the effect of placement can be is demonstrated in this book by in-depth case studies and comparisons of art installations around the world and from antiquity to the present, all richly illustrated. Author Victoria Newhouse continues the investigation she began in her last book,Towards a New Museum, of the critical relationship between container and contents. Not limited to museums, Newhouse branches out to explore noteworthy displays of art in commercial galleries and in private homes and gardens, as well as in a number of unusual venues. She concludes with some guidelines for display that apply as much to the hanging of a picture in a private interior as to the installation of a museum show.

The Art of Power Book
Score: 4.5
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The Art of Power


  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061738081

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The Art of Power Excerpt :

"Power is good for one thing only: to increase our happiness and the happiness of others. Being peaceful and happy is the most important thing in our lives and yet most of the time we suffer, we run after our cravings, we look to the past or the future for our happiness." Turning our conventional understanding of power on its head, world-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and national bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how true power comes from within. What we seek, we already have. Whether we want it or not, power remains one of the central issues in all of our lives. Every day, each of us exercises power in many ways, and our every act subtly affects the world we live in. This struggle for control and authority permeates every aspect of our private and public lives, preventing us from attaining true happiness. The me-first mentality in our culture seeps unnoticed into our decisions and choices. Our bottom-line approach to getting ahead may be most visible in the business world, but the stress, fear, and anxiety it causes are being felt by people in all walks of life. With colorful anecdotes, precise language, and concrete practices, Thich Nhat Hanh illustrates how the current understanding of power leads us on a never-ending search for external markers like job title or salary. The Art of Power boldly challenges our assumptions and teaches each of us how to access the true power that is within our grasp.

The Art of Fairness Book

The Art of Fairness


  • Author : David Bodanis
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647003869

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The Art of Fairness Excerpt :

From a New York Times bestselling author, a fresh and detail-rich argument that the best way to lead is to be fair Can you succeed without being a terrible person? We often think not: recognizing that, as the old saying has it, “nice guys finish last.” But does that mean you have to go to the other extreme and be a bully or Machiavellian to get anything done? In The Art of Fairness, bestselling author David Bodanis uses thrilling case studies to show there's a better path, leading neatly in between. He reveals how it was fairness, applied with skill, that led the Empire State Building to be constructed in barely a year––and how the same techniques brought a quiet English debutante to become an acclaimed jungle guerrilla fighter. In ten vivid profiles featuring pilots, presidents, and even the producer of Game of Thrones, we see that the path to greatness doesn't require crushing displays of power or tyrannical ego. Simple fair decency can prevail. With surprising insights from across history––including the downfall of the very man who popularized the phrase “nice guys finish last”––The Art of Fairness charts a refreshing and sustainable new approach to cultivating integrity and influence.

Wordy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Wordy


  • Author : Simon Schama
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 1471180123

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Wordy Excerpt :

A wide-ranging collection of essays written by the award-winning writer and historian over his forty-year career, chosen by the man himself.

The Power of the Center Book

The Power of the Center


  • Author : Rudolf Arnheim
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1983-01-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 0520050150

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The Power of the Center Excerpt :

The tension between two systems for understanding and picturing space, the concentric and the Cartesian, is regarded by the author as the key to composition in painting, sculpture and architecture

The Power of Art Book

The Power of Art


  • Author : Markus Gabriel
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 1509540970

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The Power of Art Excerpt :

We live in an era of aesthetics. Art has become both pervasive and powerful – it is displayed not only in museums and galleries but also on the walls of corporations and it is increasingly fused with design. But what makes art so powerful, and in what does its power consist? According to a widespread view, the power of art – its beauty – lies in the eye of the beholder. What counts as art appears to be a function of individual acts of evaluation supported by powerful institutions. On this account, the power of art stems from a force that is not itself aesthetic, such as the art market and the financial power of speculators. Art expresses, in a disguised form, the power of something else – like money – that lies behind it. In one word, art has lost its autonomy. In this short book, Markus Gabriel rejects this view. He argues that art is essentially uncontrollable. It is in the nature of the work of art to be autonomous to such a degree that the art world will never manage to overpower it. Ever since the cave paintings of Lascaux, art has taken hold of the human mind and implemented itself in our very being. Thanks to the emergence of art we became human beings, that is, beings who lead their lives in light of an image of the human being and its position in the world and in relation to other species. Due to its structural, ontological power, art itself is and remains radically autonomous. Yet, this power is highly ambiguous, as we cannot control its unfolding. In this book, a leading proponent of New Realism applies this philosophical perspective to art to create a new aesthetic realism.

Power of Feminist Art Book
Score: 5
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Power of Feminist Art


  • Author : Norma Broude
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 1996-09-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0810926598

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Power of Feminist Art Excerpt :

"The Power of Feminist Art is not a book: it's a milestone. . . . Until Power, feminist art has been conspicuously absent from standard academic narratives. . . . Now, no critic or historian, conservative or not, can argue that feminist art is insignificant".--Elizabeth Hess, Village Voice. 270 illustrations, 118 in full color.

Where the Power Is Book

Where the Power Is


  • Author : Karen Duffek
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 1773270516

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Where the Power Is Excerpt :

This collection brings together contemporary Indigenous knowledge holders with extraordinary works of historical Northwest Coast art. The photographs and commentaries speak to the connections between tangible and intangible cultural belongings; how "art" remains part of Northwest Coast peoples' ongoing relationships to their territories and governance; Indigenous experiences of reconnection, reclamation, and return; and critical and necessary conversations around the role of museums. Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Print run 3,500.

The Art Of Seduction Book
Score: 4
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The Art Of Seduction


  • Author : Robert Greene
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-03
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847651402

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The Art Of Seduction Excerpt :

Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

The Art and Power of Being a Lady Book
Score: 4
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The Art and Power of Being a Lady


  • Author : Noelle Cleary
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2002-08-27
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0802139418

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The Art and Power of Being a Lady Excerpt :

Arguing that the term "lady" should be re-examined and brought back into circulation, the author shows readers how to achieve civility and grace in an often uncivil world.

Feminism and Contemporary Art Book

Feminism and Contemporary Art


  • Author : Jo Anna Isaak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134895274

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Feminism and Contemporary Art Excerpt :

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Roots of Culture  the Power of Art Book

The Roots of Culture the Power of Art


  • Author : Monica Gattinger
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773551633

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The Roots of Culture the Power of Art Excerpt :

An engaging history of the Canada Council for the Arts that marks its sixtieth anniversary.