Helps you to find out all about the design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus. This book tells how design has influenced the look and functionality of the objects we use every day from telephones and cameras to toys, furniture and fashion.
The antebellum era and the close of the 19th century frame a period of great agricultural expansion. During this time, farmhouse plans designed by rural men and women regularly appeared in the flourishing Northern farm journals. This book analyzes these vital indicators of the work patterns, social interactions, and cultural values of the farm families of the time. Examining several hundred owner-designed plans, McMurry shows the ingenious ways in which ´´progressive´´ rural Americans designed farmhouses in keeping with their visions of a dynamic, reformed rural culture. From designs for efficient work spaces to a concern for self-contained rooms for adolescent children, this fascinating story of the evolution of progressive farmers´ homes sheds new light on rural America´s efforts to adapt to major changes brought by industrialization, urbanization, the consolidation of capitalist agriculture, and the rise of the consumer society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038089/bk_acx0_038089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The work of the photographer, theatrical designer, narcissist, snob, careerist, and exceptionally talented Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), including 18,000 vintage prints, negatives and transparencies, contact sheets and 45 books of cuttings are at the Victoria & Albert Museum. They have all been brilliantly culled for the alluring and significant exhibition of some of Beaton´s royal portraits, billed as A Diamond Jubilee Celebration. Sir Roy Strong put Beaton firmly back on the map after he had gone out of fashion with a dazzling 1968 compilation at the National Portrait Gallery. He is firmly of the view that Beaton´s imagery of the royals saved the royals as far as the public were concerned after the debacle of the abdication. Indeed, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wrote to Beaton in 1963 thanking him for ´´producing us as really quite nice and real people´´. ´´Producing´´ is the operative verb: Beaton staged the royals. The V&A´s presentation shows us just how much Beaton has made his view of the royals ours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Kahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073760/bk_acx0_073760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hear About the Most Beautiful and Greenest School of Art, Design, and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. This book was written for an undergraduate art class. Our assignment was to develop a review of a popular building consisting of green architecture and use art definitions and scholarly opinions to review that building. I received a high grade for this essay, and my college professor was very pleased with my writing. This is a beautiful building and deserves recognition not by the media, but also by a scholarly author and artist. Dive into this book to learn about one of the most beautiful building´s in the entire world. Author holds an Associate´s Degree of Business Management Technology as well as a Bachelor´s Degree of Business Administration from Tiffin University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037212/bk_acx0_037212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about 25 talented artists who are truly passionate about their craft. I wanted to create a platform for artists around the world to be recognized for their talent. You´ll get insight into the lives of painters, designers, stylists, tattoo artists, and more, with whom you´ll be able to connect! These artists are utilizing their gifts to inspire and uplift the world. Aside from learning about their magnificent creations, you´ll get a better perspective into the creative mind, learn when each artist discovered their gift, and where they get their inspiration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041720/bk_acx0_041720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fashion seems to an obsessive interest at the moment, weaving its way ever more into the high arts, a complement to the scholarly study of costume, which is an integral part of art history. The range is vast. Just an example or two: over a decade ago, Whistler, Women, and Fashion was a revelatory exhibition at the Frick, while just last year In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion at the Queen´s Gallery, overtly intertwined politics with art. Combined with the ever growing museological and commercial interest in photography in general, with a genre nod to fashion for individual photographers, exhibitions have multiplied exponentially; just a few mentions would include the several Beaton exhibitions in London of the past few years, and at the NPG, Horst himself (2001), not to mention Man Ray, to David Bailey´s Stardust. The examination of fashion and photography together is almost irresistible in terms of the combination of social and art historical scholarship that this potent relationship offers. Fashion can be seen as both an art and a compendium of social insights, and so can fashion photography. The dazzling exhibition of Horst at the Victoria and Albert is particularly apt: classically trained in avant garde design and architecture, Horst was involved as a precociously successful photographer for Condé Nast publications, not only with the leading fashion houses, but the social and artistic élite. And he took sustained inspiration from the isms of art - past and present. In the thirties he photographed costumes by Dali and used props from Giacometti furniture. Dali designed a set for a photograph for Horst to take for American Vogue, with dresses by Hattie Carnegie. In the 1940s, he photographed models in the Dali room of Helena Rubinstein in New York. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Brewer Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094712/bk_acx0_094712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy offers useful and entertaining answers to the confounding question: ´´What, exactly, is dramaturgy, and what does a dramaturg do?´´ According to Michael Mark Chemers, dramaturgs are the scientists of the theater world - their primary responsibility is to query the creative possibilities in every step of the production process, from play selection to costume design, and then research the various options and find ways to transform that knowledge into useful ideas. To say that dramaturgs are well-rounded is an understatement: Those who choose this profession must possess an acute aesthetic sensibility in combination with an extensive knowledge of theater history and practice, world history, and critical theory, and they must be able to collaborate with every member of the creative team and theater administration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian E. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020076/bk_acx0_020076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This ample exhibition - 150 or so photographs, and a small complementary display of well chosen magazines, showing a succinct number in published form - by Man Ray (1890-1976) is described as the first to concentrate exclusively on his portraits. He was born in Philadelphia as Michael Emmanuel Radnitzky, the eldest child of Russian Jewish immigrants (the father´s classic occupation for someone of his ethnicity and class that of a tailor); the family moved to Brooklyn in 1897, the first of Man Ray´s advantageous geographical relocations. The boy, talented in drawing, was deeply engaged with the New York art world before he was 20, and a student both at the National Academy of Design (America´s Royal Academy) and the Art Student´s League. His family simplified their surname to Ray in 1912, and he was to be known as Man Ray for the rest of his life, perhaps a portent of the extraordinary self-transformations to come. He already was working as a sculptor, and in paint and mixed media, and with found material for abstract compositions, officially a dada-ist and soon to be classified as a surrealist, when that ism came into view. Man Ray purchased his first camera in 1915 to record his paintings, but by 1920 he had begun to make his living through portrait photography. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Brewer Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094789/bk_acx0_094789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ADG Laus Awards are Barcelona´s most prestigious annual prizes in graphic design and communication. They recognize the best projects from over fifty sections that are divided into five categories: Graphic Design, Digital, Advertising, Audiovisual, and Student. To celebrate the awards, this book provides a current overview of the design world´s talent, innovation, excellence, and conceptual and formal quality. This volume is divided in two parts. The first pays homage, through extensive profiles, to two icons: Enric Aguilera, the recipient of the Honorary Laus in recognition of his career in graphic design and art direction, and Camper, which won the Laus Companies & Institutions award for this global brand´s support for all aspects of design. The second part documents this year´s Grand Laus awards, which recognized some particularly extraordinary projects in the Student and Audiovisual categories. It also covers the Aporta awards, which pay tribute to projects that have an especially significant impact on society. Finally, on the other side of the book, readers will find all the winners of Laus Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. Based in Barcelona, the Art Directors and Graphic Designers Association (ADG-FAD) is a private, nonprofit organization with an international reach. Its goal is to promote the culture of graphic design and visual communication. It is the organizer of the ADG Laus Awards for Graphic Design and Visual Communication.