Art

Art Nude Photography Explained

Author: Simon Walden

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326015451

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 2343

Are you a photographer or a viewer of art nude photography? I want to show you how to create art nude images and how to read and evaluate art nude photographs. The photographs in the book I have taken over a period of time and I have selected them to show powerful techniques for creating amazing photographs. My photographic methods are simple and are very easy to duplicate in your own work. I will teach you how to evaluate an image. You will be able to look at a photograph and assess its qualities. You will be able to see why some images work well and others lack impact. You will learn about the thinking behind images; how to read the image and techniques you can use in your own photography. This book contains 70 colour and black and white images - each image fully described and high resolution.
Photography

Cindy Sherman

Author: Eva Respini,Johanna Burton,John Waters

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870708120

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 9032

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Feb. 26-June 11, 2012, and elsewhere through June 2013.
Photography

Sally Mann

Immediate Family

Author: Sally Mann

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597112543

Category: Photography

Page: 88

View: 3707

Taken against the Arcadian backdrop of ber woodland summer home in Virginia, Sally Mann's extraordinary, intimate photographs of hcr children : Emmett, Jessie, and Virginia reveal truths that embody the individuality of ber immediate family and ultimately take on a universal quality. Mann states that ber work is "about everybody's memories, as well as their fears," a theme echoed by Reynolds Price in his eloquent, poignantly reflective essay accompanying the photographs in Immediate Family. With sublime dignity, acute wit, and feral grace, Mann's pictures explore the eternal struggle between the child's simultaneous dependence and quest for autonomy, the holding on, and the breaking away. This is the stuff of which Greek dramas are made : impatience, terror, self-discovery, self-doubt, pain, vulnerability, role-playing, and a sense of immortality, all of which converge in Sally Mann's astonishing photographs. A traveling exhibition of Immediate Family, organized hy Aperture, opened at the Instituts of Contemporary Art in Philadclphia in the fall of 1992. All of the photographs in Immediate Family were taken with an 8-by-10-inch view camera.
Art

The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion

Author: Leo Steinberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022622631X

Category: Art

Page: 426

View: 5173

Originally published in 1983, Leo Steinberg's classic work has changed the viewing habits of a generation. After centuries of repression and censorship, the sexual component in thousands of revered icons of Christ is restored to visibility. Steinberg's evidence resides in the imagery of the overtly sexed Christ, in Infancy and again after death. Steinberg argues that the artists regarded the deliberate exposure of Christ's genitalia as an affirmation of kinship with the human condition. Christ's lifelong virginity, understood as potency under check, and the first offer of blood in the circumcision, both required acknowledgment of the genital organ. More than exercises in realism, these unabashed images underscore the crucial theological import of the Incarnation. This revised and greatly expanded edition not only adduces new visual evidence, but deepens the theological argument and engages the controversy aroused by the book's first publication.
Human figure in art

Photography and the Body

Author: John Pultz

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780297833635

Category: Human figure in art

Page: 176

View: 2061

This series considers artists and their work against the background of the social, political and historical world in which they worked, examining issues of race, class, gender and psychology. It covers the Western canon, and also extends to popular imagery and non-Western traditions. This title looks at photography and the body.
Juvenile Nonfiction

It's So Amazing!

A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

Author: Robie H. Harris

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763669989

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 9921

How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies?—?and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers?—?with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.
Mathematics

The Art of Data Analysis

How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics

Author: Kristin H. Jarman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118413342

Category: Mathematics

Page: 190

View: 320

A friendly and accessible approach to applying statistics in the real world With an emphasis on critical thinking, The Art of Data Analysis: How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics presents fun and unique examples, guides readers through the entire data collection and analysis process, and introduces basic statistical concepts along the way. Leaving proofs and complicated mathematics behind, the author portrays the more engaging side of statistics and emphasizes its role as a problem-solving tool. In addition, light-hearted case studies illustrate the application of statistics to real data analyses, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of commonly used techniques. Written for the growing academic and industrial population that uses statistics in everyday life, The Art of Data Analysis: How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics highlights important issues that often arise when collecting and sifting through data. Featured concepts include: • Descriptive statistics • Analysis of variance • Probability and sample distributions • Confidence intervals • Hypothesis tests • Regression • Statistical correlation • Data collection • Statistical analysis with graphs Fun and inviting from beginning to end, The Art of Data Analysis is an ideal book for students as well as managers and researchers in industry, medicine, or government who face statistical questions and are in need of an intuitive understanding of basic statistical reasoning.
Art

Post-Partum Document

Author: Mary Kelly

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520219410

Category: Art

Page: 218

View: 3607

"Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document, one of this century's most significant and influential artistic statements on identity, represents the ultimate merging of feminism and minimalist performativity. . . . It is an extraordinary work that is viscerally experienced rather than statically received."--Maurice Berger, New School for Social Research
Art

Thinking About Art

A Thematic Guide to Art History

Author: Penny Huntsman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118905202

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 2061

Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights. With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, Thinking about Art is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader, and is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/thinkingaboutart.
Photography

Words Without Pictures

Author: Charlotte Cotton,Alex Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597111423

Category: Photography

Page: 501

View: 8363

Words Without Pictures was originally conceived of by curator Charlotte Cotton as a means of creating spaces for thoughtful and urgent discourse around current issues in photography. Every month for a year, beginning in November 2007, an artist, educator, critic, art historian, or curator was invited to contribute a short, un-illustrated, and opinionated essay about an aspect of photography that, in his or her view, was either emerging or in the process of being rephrased. Each piece was available on the Words Without Pictures website for one month and was accompanied by a discussion forum focused on its specific topic. Over the course of its month-long life, each essay received both invited and unsolicited responses from a wide range of interested partiesstudents, photographers active in the commercial sector, bloggers, critics, historians, artists of all kinds, educators, publishers, and photography enthusiasts alikeall coming together to consider the issues at hand. All of these essays, responses, and other provocations are gathered together in a volume designed by David Reinfurt of Dexter Sinister. Previously issued as a print-on-demand title, Aperture is pleased to present Words Without Pictures to the trade for this first time as part of the Aperture Ideas series.
FICTION

The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley

Author: Jeremy Massey

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN: 1101983388

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

View: 1681

A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob. Paddy Buckley is a grieving widower who has worked for years for Gallagher's, a long-established--some say the best--funeral home in Dublin. One night driving home after an unexpected encounter with a client, Paddy hits a pedestrian crossing the street. He pulls over and gets out of his car, intending to do the right thing. As he bends over to help the man, he recognizes him. It's Donal Cullen, brother of one of the most notorious mobsters in Dublin. And he's dead. Shocked and scared, Paddy jumps back in his car and drives away before anyone notices what's happened. The next morning, the Cullen family calls Gallagher's to oversee the funeral arrangements. Paddy, to his dismay, is given the task of meeting with the grieving Vincent Cullen, Dublin's crime boss, and Cullen's entourage. When events go awry, Paddy is plunged into an unexpected eddy of intrigue, deceit, and treachery. By turns a thriller, a love story, and a black comedy of ill manners, The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley is a surprising, compulsively readable debut novel. From the Hardcover edition.
Art

Ways of Seeing

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014103579X

Category: Art

Page: 165

View: 4503

John Berger's Ways of Seeing changed the way people think about painting and art criticism. This watershed work shows, through word and image, how what we see is always influenced by a whole hose of assumptions concerning that nature of beauty, truth, civilization, form, taste, class and gender. Exploring the layers of meaning within oil paintings, photographs and graphic art, Berger argues that when we see, we are not just looking - we are reading the language of images.
Business & Economics

Presentation Zen

Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321601890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5222

FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.
Art

Traces of Vermeer

Author: Jane Jelley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192506900

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 2919

Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of a hand on a lute string or letter. We recognise the distilled impression of a moment of time; and we feel it to be real. We might hope for some answers from the experts, but they are confounded too. Even with the modern technology available, they do not know why there is an absence of any preliminary drawing; why there are shifts in focus; and why his pictures are unusually blurred. Some wonder if he might possibly have used a camera obscura to capture what he saw before him. The few traces Vermeer has left behind tell us little: there are no letters or diaries; and no reports of him at work. Jane Jelley has taken a new path in this detective story. A painter herself, she has worked with the materials of his time: the cochineal insect and lapis lazuli; the sheep bones, soot, earth and rust. She shows us how painters made their pictures layer by layer; she investigates old secrets; and hears travellers' tales. She explores how Vermeer could have used a lens in the creation of his masterpieces. The clues were there all along. After all this time, now we can unlock the studio door, and catch a glimpse of Vermeer inside, painting light.
Social Science

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 3656

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
Photography

At twelve

portraits of young women

Author: Sally Mann,Ann Beattie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 53

View: 1348

A collection of portraits of twelve-year-old girls from around the United States
Social Science

Man and His Symbols

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307800555

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3972

Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times
Family & Relationships

It's My Body

Author: Lory Freeman

Publisher: Parenting Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780943990033

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 24

View: 8613

Discusses the different types of touching and offers advice on how to react to unwanted touching.
Business & Economics

The Little Book of Economics

How the Economy Works in the Real World

Author: Greg Ip

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118391578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 7880

Provides a comprehensive explanation of how the economy works while examining the roots of the current crisis and offering advice to prevent future meltdowns.