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Digital Dragon: The Road to Nirvana Runs Through the Land of Tao by Jan Krikke
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2017 by Proglen. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Digital Dragon: The Road to Nirvana runs through the land of Tao offers a new perspective on art and science in East and West. Not widely known is that Far Eastern aesthetics played a crucial role in modernizing Western art and architecture. The merger of Western science and Far Eastern aesthetics is a key driver of our emerging planetary culture.
Hello World - Arte en un contexto post-Internet by Gustavo Romano
Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: Spanish. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Inmersos en un irreversible proceso de digitalización, vivimos en un mundo moldeado por los algoritmos. En este nuevo contexto, más allá del soporte elegido por los artistas, ya podemos afirmar que todo el arte actual es post-internet. La tecnología ya no puede ser considerada como una herramienta, sino como el entorno dentro del cual la obra se produce.
El Arte entre la Modernidad y la Posmodernidad. Hacia una visión humanizadora de la educación artística by Ignacio Jasiel Hernández Maya
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: Spanish. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Philosophy & social aspects
De manera silenciosa, o mejor dicho escandalosa, acudimos al fin del arte y de los artistas. Quedan en su lugar, charlatanes, personas creadas artificialmente, por la industria y que generan millones de dólares a partir de chatarra. El Arte reducido a imagen (esto lo sabe bien la mercadotecnia), es comercializable a manera de “recuerditos” o materia decorativa.
La trascendencia del arte. ¡Las puertas del arte van cerradas! La resistencia del arte y la sociedad de consumo & K. Malévich by Ignacio Jasiel Hernández Maya
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Essay » Sociology
El Arte es trascendente, pero en la época del consumismo ha sido reducido a "recuerditos", los "artistas" (cantantes, actores) del sistema, se dedican a producir basura. Además, varios expulsados y fracasados de otras profesiones (psicólogos, historiadores, sociólogos, etc.) se han entrometido (escriben, realizan proyectos) en cuestiones artísticas sin tener idea de arte, sin entender sus obras.
Essays on Modern Art: Cy Twombly - Criticisms and Essays on Previously Unseen Art in the Koolhaas Collection by Justice Koolhaas
Price: Free! Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Koolhaas’s essay suggests that artists can emerge from within themselves; the machineries of oppression and standardisation are the very machineries that today’s smartest artists are learning to colonise in a reverse movement that throws power back onto itself. The real terror represented by the Jihadist today is the terror that, as Beuys envisioned, everybody realises their creative potential.
Essays on Modern Art: Andy Warhol - Criticisms and Essays on Previously Unseen Art in the Koolhaas Collection by Justice Koolhaas
Price: Free! Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Essay » Sociology
Koolhaas’s essay on Warhol is short and sits alongside an artwork that she obtained on condition that he disowned it. ‘Warhol’s Difference Engine’ is a full-on verbal rodeo that rides bareback on the cult of the cowboy in his work. It embraces the self-actualising elements from pop art and takes Warhol as a philosopher who defined the new by ambivalently fiddling with its copy.
Who Says That's Art? A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts by Michelle Marder Kamhi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,630. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Today's artworld experts accept virtually anything as "art"—from an all-black painting to a facsimile of a supermarket carton or a dead animal preserved in a tank of formaldehyde. Many art lovers reject such work, arguing that it is not art. This book explains why they are right and the presumed experts are wrong.
Fact to Fiction: A New Perspective on Adapting Biblical Narrative in Art by Jedediah Ostoich
Price: Free! Words: 17,620. Language: American English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
In his book, Jedediah Ostoich attempts to navigate the treacherous ground of adapting biblical narrative into the mediums of the novel, cinema, and stage. By establishing some basic guiding principles for interpreting—and then adapting—a text, Ostoich offers a new route from Bible to big screen.
The Artist's Burden - A Short and Snappy Guide by Thejendra B.S
Series: A Short and Snappy Guide, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you interested in the world’s greatest and easiest job? Do you want a profession that is too good to be true? A career so unique that it prescribes no educational qualifications, age limitations, trainings, work timings, or mental and physical qualifications for the candidate. Sounds interesting? No, I am not kidding. Honest, such a job does exist, really!
Whence Veracity: can photographs be trusted? by Michael Shapter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
This book examines if traditional and digital photographs can be truthful renditions of the world. It traces the history of photography’s veracity and explores characteristics of photographs that aid or preclude veracity. It outlines factors that continue a belief in photography's high veracity, drawing conclusions in light of post-referential pictures