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From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes
 
Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't..

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What is conceptual art? Is it really a kind of art in its own right? Is it clever – or too clever?

Of all the different art forms it is perhaps conceptual art which at once fascinates and infuriates the most. In this much-needed book Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens demystify conceptual art using the sharp tools of philosophy. They..

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The definitive biography of a fascinating and paradoxical figure, one of the most influential artists of his—or any—age  

To this day, mention the name “Andy Warhol” to almost anyone and you’ll hear about his famous images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. But though Pop Art became synonymous with Warhol’s name and dominated..

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“One of the finest writers of the new nonfiction” (Harper’s Bazaar) explores the role of art in our tumultuous modern era.

In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century.

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“The most must-read of all must-reads.” —Marie Claire

“A kickass debut from start to finish.” 
Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run.
 
Betrayed by her family after..

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Conceptual Frameworks can help you structure complex analyses, make better decisions and deliver persuasive presentations. This is the first book of its kind to bring together the most common framework types in a single, quick and easy-to-use guide to framework-building.

The framework types discussed in this book are:
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Winner of the Arts Club of Washington Marfield Prize
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection

This "admiring and absorbing biography" (Deborah Solomon, The New York Times Book Review) charts Sam Wagstaff's incalculable influence on contemporary art, photography, and gay identity.
A legendary curator, collector,..

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With information on why shooting landscape can be difficult, ways to edit your photos, and even additional tools you may need when photographing landscapes, this book really has everything you will need to get started or just refresh your skills. This book is a fabulous tool for any photographer just starting in the genre of landscape photography. While..

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A visit to an art gallery can be a baffling experience - a bewildering parade of paintings, sculptures, artists and movements with little perspective on how they all fit together. 50 Art Ideas you Really Need to Know is here to help. For all those who don't know their Degas from Dali or their Monet from their Mondrian, this informative and insightful..

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In today's competitive environment, creativity is no longer an option. Companies that understand how to manage creativity in their people, organize for creative results and willingly implement good new ideas will triumph.

In Jamming, John Kao also offers an approach that demystifies a topic traditionally confounding to businesspeople everywhere...

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An instant classic--a lively new introduction to contemporary art that stretches from Andy Warhol's Brillo boxes to Marina Abramović's performance art to today's biennale circuit and million-dollar auctions.

Encountering a work of contemporary art, a viewer might ask, "What does it mean?" "Is it really art?" and "Why does..

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Drawing on unpublished documents and oral histories, an illustrated examination of an iconic artwork of an artist who has made a lifework of tactical evasion.
One wintry day in 1983, alongside other street sellers in the East Village, David Hammons peddled snowballs of various sizes. He had neatly laid them out in graduated rows and spent..

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This popular text, now in its fourth edition, “unpacks” the various dimensions of literacy—linguistic and other sign systems; cognitive; sociocultural; and developmental—and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective,..

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Thom Rouse seems to have an unbridled artistic sensibility. In this book, he offers up for review sixty of his favorite fine-art images. Rouse takes photographers behind the scenes of his creative process, showing the starting point—always a portrait, captured by him—and then details the Photoshop tools and techniques he used and, sometimes, some..

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Revised and updated, this compelling collection of essays, interviews, and course syllabi is the ideal tool to help teachers and students keep up in the rapidly changing field of graphic design. Top designers and educators talk theory, offer proposals, discuss a wide range of educational concerns—such as theory versus practice, art versus commerce,..

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La artista de performance Marina Abramovic; ha pasado toda su vida derribando barreras; dolor, resistencia, miedo, en una exhaustiva búsqueda de transformación emocional y espiritual tanto en la vida como en el arte. En estas extraordinarias memorias relata su conmovedora y épica historia, desde su difícil y abusiva infancia en la Yugoslavia de..

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What is contemporary art, and how did art come to be what it is today? How can we understand what a work of art means; and can't just about anything be called art these days?

Contemporary Art Decoded
takes ten key questions about contemporary art and uses them to what you're looking at, how it works, and why it matters. Steering clear..

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Reveals how the art of memory is the origin of the Masonic method

• Explains the classical techniques of the art of memory, how they were reworked by hermetic thinkers during the Renaissance, and how they contributed to the transformation of operative Freemasonry into speculative Freemasonry

• Traces the creation of speculative..

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From Carlos Fonseca comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic epic of art, politics, and hidden realities

Just before the dawn of the new millennium, a curator at a New Jersey museum of natural history receives an unusual invitation from a celebrated fashion designer. She shares the curator’s fascination with the secrets of the animal kingdom—with..

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In The Algebraic Mind, Gary Marcus attempts to integrate two theories about how the mind works, one that says that the mind is a computer-like manipulator of symbols, and another that says that the mind is a large network of neurons working together in parallel. Resisting the conventional wisdom that says that if the mind is a large neural network..

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A gorgeously illustrated collection of contemporary prayers, affirmations, and meditations for anyone in need of guidance, reassurance, and peace.

Everyone has little moments of frustration, fear, or sadness, often littered throughout the day. Whether you are religious, spiritual, or just in need of some support, it is often in these..

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This book shows how Shakespeare’s excellence as storyteller, wit and poet reflects the creative process of conceptual blending. Cognitive theory provides a wealth of new ideas that illuminate Shakespeare, even as he illuminates them, and the theory of blending, or conceptual integration, strikingly corroborates and amplifies both classic and current..

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El arte conceptual sigue marcando el arte del presente, como si aquello que descubrio sobre el poder y la estetica fuera el desafio implicito de todo arte serio. Pero este desafio, por supuesto, no tiene un legado uniforme, del mismo modo que el arte conceptual no tiene un conjunto de posiciones estables. Si el arte conceptual sigue existiendo hoy no..

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Embark on a quest for a treasure hidden in the heart of stories. . .

Whether you are a seasoned writer or a passionate amateur, a novelist or a screenwriter, this first volume of The True Face of Stories series invites you to completely rethink your way of seeing stories. It provides a challenging but enlightening..

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