A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of scholarship in art history and visual studies, and pointing to future directions in the field. Contains dual chronological and thematic coverage of the major themes in the art of our time: politics, culture wars, public space, diaspora, the artist, identity politics, the body, and visual culture. Offers synthetic analysis, as well as new approaches to, debates central to the visual arts since 1945 such as those addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the role of the artist, technology and art, and the society of the spectacle.
It is a story of lunatic failures and spectacular successes such as The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors; of opening the doors of the National Theatre to a broader audience than ever before, and changing the public’s perception of what theatre is for. It is about probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics. About fostering new talent and directing some of the most celebrated actors of our times. Its cast includes the likes of Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, Mike Leigh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren. Intimate, candid and insightful, Balancing Acts is a passionate exploration of the art and alchemy of making theatre.
Ideas About Art is an intelligent, accessible introductory text for students interested in learning how to think about aesthetics. It uses stories drawn from the experiences of individuals involved in the arts as a means of exposing readers to the philosophies, theories, and arguments that shape and drive visual art. An accessible, story-driven introduction to aesthetic theory and philosophy Prompts readers to develop independent ideas about aesthetics; this is a guide on how to think, not what to think Includes discussions of non-western, contemporary, and discipline-specific theories Examines a range of art-based dilemmas across a wide variety of disciplines – from art and design and law to visual and museum studies
This is the first book to explore theater in Russia after Stalin. Through his work at the Moscow Art Theatre, Anatoly Smeliansky is in a key position to analyze contemporary events on the Russian stage and he combines this first-hand knowledge with valuable archival material. Smeliansky chronicles developments from 1953 and the rise of a new Soviet theater, highlighting the social and political events that shaped Russian drama and performance. The book also focuses on major directors and practitioners and contains a chronology, glossary of names, and informative illustrations.
Video Art Theory: A Comparative Approach demonstrates how video art functions on the basis of a comparative media approach, providing a crucial understanding of video as a medium in contemporary art and of the visual mediations we encounter in daily life. A critical investigation of the visual media and selected video artworks which contributes to the understanding of video as a medium in contemporary art The only study specifically devoted to theorizing the medium of video from the perspective of prominent characteristics which result from how video works deal with time, space, representation, and narrative The text has emerged out of the author’s own lectures and seminars on video art Offers a comparative approach which students find especially useful, offering new perspectives
In Praise of Theatre is Alain Badiou’s latest work on the ‘most complete of the arts,’ the theatrical stage. This book, certain to be of great interest to scholars and theatre practitioners alike, elaborates the theory of the theatre developed by Badiou in works such as Rhapsody for the Theatre and the ‘Theses on Theatre’ and enquires into the status of a theatre that would be adequate to our ‘contemporary, market-oriented chaos.’ In a departure from his usual emphasis upon canonical figures of the stage such as Bertolt Brecht and Samuel Beckett, Badiou devotes In Praise of Theatre largely to a consideration of contemporary practitioners, including Jan Fabre, Brigitte Jacques and Romeo Castellucci. In addition, the book features an incisive analysis of the precarious status of the theatre today, in which Badiou describes not only the current threats to the theatre from the right, but the far more insidious threat from the left.
How to implement a best-in-class visual marketing plan It's no secret that visual content online really draws in viewers. People love Pinterest, Facebook, and the like for visual sharing and engaging. Smart marketers know their companies need to tap into this, but where and how to start? Visual Social Marketing For Dummies offers a clear roadmap for creating effective, well-defined visual social marketing strategies as part of your overall marketing and social media plans. From defining goals to developing highly visual content across a range of social media platforms, this book is the perfect step-by-step guide to get you there. The book explores Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, YouTube, SlideShare, and Twitter, among many topics and resources, and includes useful examples from leading brands and companies across a variety of industries. Helps you set goals that align with your budget and resources and then lay out a visual social marketing plan Covers image-based platforms, such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine, as well as social media platforms including Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter, and SlideShare Explores visual tools, including infographics, presentations, and video Explains how to track and measure the effectiveness of your visual marketing efforts Make your brand stand out from the crowd with the information, tips, techniques, and examples you'll find in Visual Social Marketing For Dummies.
The most up-to-date Visual Basic.NET programming textbook—covering both fundamentals and advanced-level programming techniques—complete with examples and solutions Visual Basic.NET (VB.NET) is an object-oriented computer programming language that can be viewed as an evolution of the classic Visual Basic (VB), which is implemented on the .NET Framework. Microsoft currently supplies two major implementations of Visual Basic: Microsoft Visual Studio (which is commercial software) and Microsoft Visual Studio Express (which is free of charge). Forgoing the large amounts of programming codes found in most database programming books, Practical Database Programming with Visual Basic.NET shows students and professionals both how to develop professional and practical database programs in a Visual Basic.NET environment by using Visual Studio.NET Data Tools and Wizards related to ADO.NET 4.0, and how to apply codes that are auto-generated by solely using Wizards. The fully updated Second Edition: Covers both fundamentals and advanced database programming techniques Introduces three popular database systems with practical examples including MS Access, SQL Server 2008, and Oracle Features more than fifty sample projects with detailed illustrations and explanations to help students understand key techniques and programming technologies Includes downloadable programming codes and exercise questions This book provides undergraduate and graduate students as well as database programmers and software engineers with the necessary tools to handle the database programming issues in the Visual Studio.NET environment.
Muhanna Durra, OSJ, is a Jordanian painter widely regarded as a pioneer of the Jordanian Arts Movement and for being the first to introduce Cubism and abstract art into the Jordanian visual arts community. He is a professor at the Faculty of Fine Art and Design at University of Jordan and serves as the President of the Jordan Association of Fine Arts.Издательство: Traversa Libris
The Complete Book of Pressed Flowers is both a visual delight and a practical craft book, covering every aspect of the art of pressing flowers, leaves, seeds and grasses and arranging them in original and attractive groupings.Издательство: Dorling Kindersley
What Visual Meetings did for meetings and Visual Teams did for teams, this book does for leaders Visual Leaders explores how leaders can support visioning and strategy formation, planning and management, and organizationchange through the application of visual meeting and visual team methodologies organization wide—literally «trans-forming» communications and people's sense of what is possible. It describes seven essential tools for visual leaders—mental models, visual meetings, graphic templates, decision theaters, roadmaps, Storymaps, and virtual visuals—and examples of methods for implementation throughout an organization. Written for all levels of leadership in organizations, from department heads through directors, heads of strategic business units, and "C" level executives Explores how communications has become interactive and graphic and how these tools can be used to shape direction and align people for implementation Brings tools, methods and frameworks to life with stories of real organizations modeling these practices Visual Leaders answers the question of how design thinking and visual literacy can help to orient leaders to the complexity of contemporary organizations in the private, non-profit, and public sectors.
The life of Natalia Sats is part of the life of modern art. Her stage productions are an inspiring union of drama and music. Moscow, Berlin, Hamburg, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Tokyo, Alma-Ata, Genoa, Parma, and many other cities the world over have applauded the plays she has directed. She is also a gifted writer, the author of several highly successful books on the theatre. "Sketches from My Life" tell the story of an extraordinary if not unique career. This refreshingly sincere book is a veritable treasury of facts about the theatre over the past eighty years. During her long life, Natalia Sats has met and worked with many legendary figures in art and letters - Rachmaninov, Lunacharsky, Stanislavsky, Vakhtangov, Otto Klemperer, Prokofiev, Alexei Tolstoy, to name but a few. We meet them all in this book, and we breathe the atmosphere in which new, socialist art was born. Daughter of a talented composer who was a close associate of the great Stanislavsky, Natalia showed great musical and dramatic gifts at an early age. In 1918, she was the 15-year-old head of the first theatre for children in Moscow - and in the world. From that time, creative work for the young has been the purpose of her life, and she is often referred to as "the mother of the world's theatres for children."Издательство - Raduga publishers/Искусство
In-depth coverage of the major Visual Studio 2015 revamp Professional Visual Studio 2015 is the leading pro's guide to new and upgraded features of Microsoft Visual Studio. With a unique IDE-centric approach and deep dive into the software's many nooks and crannies, this book will bring you up to speed quickly on everything Visual Studio 2015 has to offer. Whether you're new to Visual Studio or just upgrading, you'll appreciate in-depth, professional explanation of updates, features, and support. Visual Studio 2015 is packed with improvements that increase productivity, and this book walks you through each one in succession to help you smooth your workflow and get more accomplished. From customization and the interface to code snippets and debugging, the Visual Studio upgrade expands your options – and this book is your fast-track guide to getting on board quickly. The Visual Studios 2015 release fixes a number of issues that deterred many professionals from adopting VS 2013. Old products have been retooled, and new features are aimed at productivity enhancement and fixes to UI. Fully aligned with VS 2015, this guide walks you through the changes and helps you incorporate helpful new features into the way you work. Discover new options for themes, displays, and settings Learn the new workflow and shortcuts to ASP.NET code Master improved debugging and unit testing support capabilities Exploit changes to Windows STORE apps, phone apps, Azure, and SharePoint