Antoni Tàpies was born in Barcelona in 1923 and started painting in 1946. Co-founder of the Dau al Set movement, he met Miro in 1948. After being involved in the Surrealist period, Tàpies became interested in philosophy and oriental art, in particular calligraphy. From the time of 1953 onwards, he detached himself from Surrealism and began to work in abstract with raw materials, stains, and symbols. In 1970, his torn and scratched compositions expressed an attitude of protest. His works have been described as “battlefields where wounds are multiplied to infinite numbers”, evoking a true reflection of a broken and anguished world. Tàpies was not a subject painter and his works are not just graffiti, tracings, prints, and glyphs. As if they were metaphysical walls, he liked to say that they were all built from dust, ash, soil, the destruction of catastrophe, cosmic contemplation, and inner meditation. Tàpies desired to express two primary concerns through his art, the first being his homeland, Catalonia, from which he was long distanced, taking refuge in Paris. The second was the human being. This was evoked in his art through the body, and through the everyday objects which surround it. Antoni Tàpies was part of the very exclusive circle of contemporary artists whose lives Spain has honoured by creating museums and institutions in their names (Dali, Miro, Tàpies).
Rage Against The Machine's founding member and guitarist Tom Morello has given author Joel McIver his blessing to write this unauthorised biography of one of the most pro-actively political rock bands on the planet.
In this book Joel McIver gives a clear and unbiased analysis of the group’s stance on a wide range of issues, as well as a chronology of their career.
Drawing is all about learning to really see the world around you and to translate it on to paper. In this book, author Vivienne Coleman shows how you can use just a few simple strokes, shapes and shades to draw almost any subject you like, from a piece of fruit to a detailed landscape. Each exercise is broken down into easy steps so that, even if you are new to drawing, you will be amazed at the results you can achieve. As you gain in confidence you can tackle still life objects around the home, then larger outdoor objects and landscapes, and finally living subjects: animals and people. From your first marks on paper to your most ambitious portrait, you will find your journey enjoyable and, above all, rewarding.
Long before anyone had heard of alien cookbooks, gremlins on the wings of airplanes, or places where pig-faced people are considered beautiful, Rod Serling was the most prestigious writer in American television. As creator, host, and primary writer for The Twilight Zone, Serling became something more: an American icon. When Serling died in 1975, at the age of fifty, he was the most honored, most outspoken, most recognizable, and likely the most prolific writer in television history. Though best known for The Twilight Zone, Serling wrote over 250 scripts for film and television and won an unmatched six Emmy Awards for dramatic writing for four different series. His filmography includes the acclaimed political thriller Seven Days in May and cowriting the original Planet of the Apes. In great detail and including never-published insights drawn directly from Serling's personal correspondence, unpublished writings, speeches, and unproduced scripts, Nicholas Parisi explores Serling's entire, massive body of work. With a foreword by Serling's daughter, Anne Serling, Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination is part biography, part videography, and part critical analysis. It is a painstakingly researched look at all of Serling's work--in and out of The Twilight Zone.
The TROONATNOOR guide to writing for film, and general principles of experience engine design applicable to writing novels, creating video games, and even creating 'experience engines' such as the one your life is.
Stephen Keane's history of the disaster genre offers a detailed analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno, Independence Day, Titanic, and The Day After Tomorrow. He looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be read in relation to both contextual considerations and the increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. In this second edition, he adds new material regarding cinematic representations of disaster in the wake of 9/11 and an analysis of disaster movies in light of recent natural disasters. Keane continually reworks this previously unexplored genre.
". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … "--The Huffington PostSarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.
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