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Art & Fear

Art & Fear
Includes Bibliographical References and Index

by David Bayles

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9780961454739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art & Fear

Art & Fear
Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by David Bayles,Ted Orland

  • Publisher : Image Continuum Press
  • Release : 2001-04-01
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 0961454725
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius." —-from the Introduction Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves. This is not your typical self-help book. This is a book written by artists, for artists -— it's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone—now enhanced by internet posting—has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally. Art & Fear has attracted a remarkably diverse audience, ranging from beginning to accomplished artists in every medium, and including an exceptional concentration among students and teachers. The original Capra Press edition of Art & Fear sold 80,000 copies. An excerpt: Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. On so many different fronts. For so little external reward. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. You have to find your work...

The Art of Fear

The Art of Fear
Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead

by Kristen Ulmer

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-06-13
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0062423436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A revolutionary guide to acknowledging fear and developing the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this confusing emotion—and use it as a positive force in our lives. We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear. Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself). Rebuilding our experience with fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one that’s in line with our true nature. Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.

Fear and Art in the Contemporary World

Fear and Art in the Contemporary World

by Caterina Albano

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781780230191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title provides an illustrated exploration of fear in contemporary art. The book identifies many manifestations of fear in art, from body terror and contagion to trauma and phobias, feelings of dislocation, displacement and alienation, narratives of guilt and shame, virtual fear, and fear as entertainment.

Art and Fear

Art and Fear

by Paul Virilio

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2006-04-10
  • Pages : 61
  • ISBN : 0826487963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the twin development of art and science over the twentieth century. In the author's provocative and challenging vision, art and science vie with each other for the destruction of the human form as we know it. It is aimed at those wondering where art has gone and where science is taking us.

The View From The Studio Door

The View From The Studio Door
How Artists Find Their Way In An Uncertain World

by Ted Orland

  • Publisher : Image Continuum Press
  • Release : 2006-04-01
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0961454768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the perennial best-seller Art & Fear, Ted Orland (with David Bayles) examined the obstacles that artists encounter each time they enter their studio and stand before a new blank canvas. Now, in The View From The Studio Door, Orland turns his attention to broader issues that stand to either side of that artistic moment of truth. In a text marked by grace, brevity and humor, Orland argues that when it comes to art making, theory and practice are always intertwined. There are timeless philosophical questions (How do we make sense of the world?) that address the very nature of art making, as well as gritty real-world questions (Is there art after graduation?) that artists encounter the moment they’re off the starting blocks and producing work on a regular basis. Simply put, this is a book of practical philosophy. As a teacher and working artist himself, Orland brings authentic insight and encouragement to all those who face the challenge of making art in an uncertain world. The breadth of material covered is reflected in chapters that include Making Sense of the World, Art & Society, The Education of the Artist, Surviving Graduation, Making Art That Matters, The Artistic Community, and more. The View From The Studio Door is the perfect companion piece to Art & Fear, and will appeal to a similar (and already-established) audience of students, working artists, teachers and professionals. For students’ benefit, The View is also modestly priced, with wide page margins for easy note-taking and annotation.

Love and Fear

Love and Fear
A Gulliver Dowd Mystery

by Reed Farrel Coleman

  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release : 2016-03-07
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1459806794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When the daughter of the most powerful Mafia don in New York goes missing, the don’s right-hand man comes to Gulliver Dowd for help. Problem is, the right-hand man and Dowd despise each other. Plus, the don knows who murdered Dowd’s sister, Keisha, but refuses to share that knowledge with Gulliver. Still, Dowd makes a devil’s deal and hunts for the girl. Old secrets and lies boil to the surface, threatening to destroy the lives of everyone involved. But who has the girl? An eccentric art professor, or one of the don’s many enemies? Will Gulliver find her, or will their fates dissolve in a corrosive stew of love and fear?

Fear of Music

Fear of Music
Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen

by David Stubbs

  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN : 1846941792
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the parallel histories of modern art and modern music and examines why one is embraced and understood and the other ignored, derided or regarded with bewilderment, as noisy, random nonsense perpetrated by, and listened to by the inexplicably crazed. It draws on interviews and often highly amusing anecdotal evidence in order to find answers to the question: Why do people get Rothko and not Stockhausen?

Machiavelli

Machiavelli
The Art of Teaching People What to Fear

by Patrick Boucheron

  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2020-02-11
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1590519531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a series of poignant vignettes, a preeminent historian makes a compelling case for Machiavelli as an unjustly maligned figure with valuable political insights that resonate as strongly today as they did in his time. Whenever a tempestuous period in history begins, Machiavelli is summoned, because he is known as one for philosophizing in dark times. In fact, since his death in 1527, we have never ceased to read him to pull ourselves out of torpors. But what do we really know about this man apart from the term invented by his detractors to refer to that political evil, Machiavellianism? It was Machiavelli's luck to be disappointed by every statesman he encountered throughout his life—that was why he had to write The Prince. If the book endeavors to dissociate political action from common morality, the question still remains today, not why, but for whom Machiavelli wrote. For princes, or for those who want to resist them? Is the art of governing to take power or to keep it? And what is “the people?” Can they govern themselves? Beyond cynical advice for the powerful, Machiavelli meditates profoundly on the idea of popular sovereignty, because the people know best who oppresses them. With verve and a delightful erudition, Patrick Boucheron sheds light on the life and works of this unclassifiable visionary, illustrating how we can continue to use him as a guide in times of crisis.

How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear
Mastering the Art of Freaking Out

by Lance Hahn

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2016-03-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0718038584
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Find freedom in an age of anxiety. Let’s face it: we are afraid. Our world is riddled with fear-inducing headlines, financial meltdowns, family crises, and phobias of every stripe. No wonder the New York Times now reports one in ten Americans is now taking antidepressant or anxiety medication. So how do we cope or even succeed in a world spinning out of control? As someone who has battled panic attacks and anxiety most of his life, Lance Hahn can relate. In How to Live in Fear, Lance tackles the pervasive problem of fear and panic head-on by inviting readers into his world. In this genuine and practical book, he invites readers into the life of a pastor living with anxiety disorder. Through humorous personal stories—like losing it on an airplane or collapsing onstage as he is about to preach—Lance will win over readers with his transparency. He will also share the remedies that have helped him recover and overcome throughout the years. How to Live in Fear is a public intervention of sorts. We need to talk about this issue, especially the church-at-large. Millions of people suffer from anxiety disorders, and the church has done little to make them feel normal. Many Christians now take medication privately but keep it a secret under the shame of being viewed as a failure. Lance willingly bares his soul in order to get the conversation started. He firmly believes the church should not only recognize the issue, but also help believers reconcile the guilt of being a Christian while dealing with dread and anxiety Filled with practical tips and advice, and full of relevant scriptures, How to Live in Fear gives readers the tools to relax in the face of fear—real or imagined. Lance will show readers that while he may still encounter bouts of panic, he has never let his disorder stop him from living a full life.

Blood

Blood
Miniature Paintings of Sorrow & Fear

by Mark Ryden

  • Publisher : Last Gasp
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9781931955126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These are miniature paintings of sorrow and fear from artist Mark Ryden's 2003 'Blood' solo exhibition at Earl McGrath Gallery. Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. Ryden's vocabulary ranges from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic cliche and disturbing archetype. Seduced by his infinitely detailed and meticulously glazed surfaces, the viewer is confronted with childlike innocence and mystery.

Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts

Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts

by Leonard Koren

  • Publisher : Imperfect Pub
  • Release : 2015-03-16
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780981484655
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A follow-up book to the classic Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

by Michael Kinch

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-07-03
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1681778203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing—cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children. Between Hope and Fear tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent—and could easily be undone. In the tradition of John Barry’s The Great Influenza and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, Between Hope and Fear relates the remarkable intersection of science, technology and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man.

The Blank Canvas

The Blank Canvas

by Anna Held Audette

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 1993-09-28
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0834823438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Blank Canvas offers solid advice for everyone who struggles with artist's block or other problems of creative expression, including: drawing subject matter from unexpected sources, mining one's daily visual responses for images, overcoming self-doubt and criticism, making choices when torn between several ideas, and getting started on assignments.

Courage and Fear

Courage and Fear

by Ola Hnatiuk

  • Publisher : Academic Studies PRess
  • Release : 2020-01-28
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN : 1644692538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Courage and Fear is a study of a multicultural city in times when all norms collapse. Ola Hnatiuk presents a meticulously documented portrait of Lviv’s ethnically diverse intelligentsia during World War Two. As the Soviet, Nazi, and once again Soviet occupations tear the city’s social fabric apart, groups of Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish doctors, academics, and artists try to survive, struggling to manage complex relationships and to uphold their ethos. As their pre-war lives are violently upended, courage and fear shape their actions. Ola Hnatiuk employs diverse sources in several languages to tell the story of Lviv from a multi-ethnic perspective and to challenge the national narratives dominant in Central and Eastern Europe.

How to Be an Artist

How to Be an Artist

by Jerry Saltz

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-03-17
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0593086473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds. From the first sparks of inspiration—and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt—Saltz offers invaluable insight into what really matters to emerging artists: originality, persistence, a balance between knowledge and intuition, and that most precious of qualities, self-belief. Brimming with rules, prompts, and practical tips, How to Be an Artist gives artists new ways to break through creative blocks, get the most from materials, navigate career challenges, and above all find joy in the work. Teeming with full-color artwork from visionaries ancient and modern, this beautiful and useful book will help artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, writers, performers—realize their dreams.

Vincent Price

Vincent Price
The Art of Fear

by Denis Meikle,Richard Matheson,Roger Corman

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2006-02-01
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781905287109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vincent Price, whose name is virtually synonymous with the American horror film, was a major screen presence for more than four decades. His early films include such film noir classics as Laura and Leave Her to Heaven, but it was the release of House of Wax in 1953 that established the actor as the silky-voiced master of menace. The late 50s saw Price starring in William Castle’s extraordinary cycle of gimmick-driven films, including The Tingler, with cinema seats wired to simulate the movie monster’s electrical attacks. In the 60s, Price excelled in leading roles in Roger Corman’s The Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum—mysterious, almost meditative films based on the work of Poe. Among his later career highlights are The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Theater of Blood, and Edward Scissorhands. Now, in this judicious, well-illustrated survey, Denis Meikle looks at both the highs and lows of an enduring film career.

The Art of Fear

The Art of Fear

by Pamela Crane

  • Publisher : Tabella House
  • Release : 2018-02-01
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 1940662095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fearless detective. A stolen child. And a killer just getting started. From USA Today best-selling author Pamela Crane comes a terrifying tale of small-town secrets and murder. Ari Wilburn’s life ended long ago—the day she watched her little sister die in a tragic accident and did nothing to stop it. Crippled with self-blame and resented by her parents, she stumbles through life ... and onto an unexpected clue that casts doubt on whether the death was accidental. Now a psychological wreck, Ari joins a suicide support group where she meets Tina, a sex-enslaved escapee whose daughter is missing and her long-lost father dead. Suicide, police ruled it. But Tina suspects foul play. As a bond develops between the women in their shared loss, they’re dragged into playing a dangerous game with a killer. A serial killer with a deadly message. Faced with a murderous wake-up call and two possibly linked deaths, Ari’s investigation puts her next on the killer’s list. But she’s never been one to back down from a fight. Needing closure, Ari must face her demons and the killer behind them ... or lose everything she loves. “If Dexter and Gone Girl had a love child, this would be it.” – reader review "Perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza and Melinda Leigh, Pamela Crane introduces a mind-twist that takes everything you love about thrillers, pushes it outside the box, and electrifies you with clever prose and a plot that will terrify you. A must-read thriller...” – Southern Editor Reviews

Art Pussies Fear this Book

Art Pussies Fear this Book

by Dan Reeder,Karl Bruckmaier,Thomas Heyden

  • Publisher : Moderne Kunst Nurnberg
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9783869842806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the past 25 years, the American-born, Nuremberg-based painter and musician Dan Reeder (born 1954) has amassed some 1,000 paintings, watercolors, posters, drawings and prints humorously (and sometimes satirically) depicting the follies of twenty-first-century humankind. Operating on the motto "I paint what I am thinking," Reeder pokes gentle fun at all walks of life, and all the foibles of mankind--from a portrait of an academic being led into an arid landscape by a walking cerebellum (title: "Mister Brain leads another Doktor Professor into the desert where nothing can live") to numerous images satirizing art, the art world and art history. As many of these works attest, Reeder is also not afraid to laugh at himself (see his "Self Portrait as a Shaved Goat on a Short Rope"). Reeder's deliberately awkward paintings, which occupy a deliberately awkward place in the art world, are both modest and scornful, melancholic and euphoric. This volume offers a first overview of his work, which fans of David Shrigley will particularly enjoy.

The War of Art

The War of Art
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

by Steven Pressfield

  • Publisher : Black Irish Entertainment LLC
  • Release : 2002-06-03
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1936891042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.