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  • Publisher : Bodley Head Childrens
  • Release : 14 August 2022
  • ISBN : 1847921183
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 4 voters

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* '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?"'

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The Power of Art

The Power of Art
  • Author : Simon Schama
  • Publisher : Bodley Head Childrens
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 1847921183
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* '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

The Power of Art, Revised

The Power of Art, Revised
  • Author : Richard L. Lewis,Susan Ingalls Lewis
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781337671972
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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

Art and the Power of Placement

Art and the Power of Placement
  • Author : Victoria Newhouse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : UOM:39015060890962
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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

The Art of Power

The Art of Power
  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061738081
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"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.

The Roots of Culture, the Power of Art

The Roots of Culture, the Power of Art
  • Author : Monica Gattinger
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • ISBN : 9780773552685
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The Canada Council for the Arts is the country’s largest provider of grants for artists and arts organizations, benefiting not only writers, visual artists, performers, and musicians but Canadian culture as a whole. In The Roots of Culture, the Power of Art Monica Gattinger outlines the history of the Canada Council, the impetus for its foundation, and the ongoing debate about its goals and impact. Tracing the Council’s gradual shift from focusing on artistic supply and building the

Simon Schama's Power of Art

Simon Schama's Power of Art
  • Author : Simon Schama
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780563487104
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'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

Power of Feminist Art

Power of Feminist Art
  • Author : Norma Broude,Mary D. Garrard
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 1996-09-01
  • ISBN : 0810926598
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"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.

The Power of Art

The Power of Art
  • Author : Markus Gabriel
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • ISBN : 1509540970
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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

The Art of Fairness

The Art of Fairness
  • Author : David Bodanis
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • ISBN : 9781647003869
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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

Where the Power Is

Where the Power Is
  • Author : Karen Duffek,Bill McLennan,Jordon Wilson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • ISBN : 1773270516
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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 Value of Art

The Value of Art
  • Author : Michael Findlay
  • Publisher : Prestel Verlag
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23
  • ISBN : 9783641083427
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What is art worth? How can a work by Warhol be sold for more than $100,000,000? This critically acclaimed book, newly revised, updated, and generously illustrated throughout, explains the market for art—and art’s value for all of us. In The Value of Art, internationally renowned art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a lively and authoritative tour of the art world informed by almost a half-century in the business and a passion for great art. With style and

Using Art Media in Psychotherapy

Using Art Media in Psychotherapy
  • Author : Michelle L. Dean
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781317597773
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Using Art Media in Psychotherapy makes a thoughtful and contextual argument for using graphic art materials in psychotherapy, providing historical context for art materials and their uses and incorporating them with contemporary practices and theories. Written with an analytic focus, many of the psychological references nod to Jung and post-Jungian thought with keen attention to image and to symbolic function. This book jettisons the idea of reductionist, cookbook approaches and instead provides an integrated and contextual understanding of the origins

Flying Colors

Flying Colors
  • Author : Tim Lefens
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01
  • ISBN : 0807031038
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Ten years ago, Tim Lefens was introduced to a group of severely challenged students living at the Matheny School in New Jersey. None of them could walk, only one of them could talk, and all lacked the use of their hands. As a painter facing the gradual loss of his own eyesight, Lefens had come to fully appreciate the power of art, and he was determined to enable the students to paint despite their physical limitations. Flying Colors is an

The Political Power of Visual Art

The Political Power of Visual Art
  • Author : Daniel Herwitz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781350182394
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Visual art has a ubiquitous political cast today. But which politics? Daniel Herwitz seeks clarity on the various things meant by politics, and how we can evaluate their presumptions or aspirations in contemporary art. Drawing on the work of William Kentridge, drenched in violence, race, and power, and the artworld immolations of Banksy, Herwitz's examples range from the NEA 4 and the question of offense-as-dissent, to the community driven work of George Gittoes, the identity politics of contemporary American art and (

Ignite the Power of Art

Ignite the Power of Art
  • Author : Bonnie Pitman,Ellen Cochran Hirzy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 0300167547
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How do visitors like to experience art? What makes for an enriching museum visit? The Dallas Museum of Art undertook a groundbreaking seven-year research initiative to answer these questions, examining how people connect with art and identifying preferences and differing behaviors. Ignite the Power of Art publishes these findings and provides a new understanding of museum visitors. It describes how these studies have been used to build attendance, enhance exhibits, and develop new programs such as the Center for Creative