On Painting

On Painting


  • Author: Leon Alberti & Cecil Grayson
  • Release Date : 2005-03-31
  • Genre: Art History
  • File Size: 6470558 Bytes


Artist, architect, poet and philosopher, Leon Battista Alberti revolutionized the history of art with his theories of perspective in On Painting (1435). Inspired by the order and beauty inherent in nature, his groundbreaking work sets out the principles of distance, dimension and proportion; instructs the painter on how to use the rules of composition, representation, light and colour to create work that is graceful and pleasing to the eye; and stipulates the moral and artistic pre-requisites of the successful painter. On Painting had an immediate and profound influence on Italian Renaissance artists including Ghiberti, Fra Angelico and Veneziano and on later figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, and remains a compelling theory of art....

Iron Man
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Iron Man


  • Author: Tony Iommi
  • Release Date : 2012-12-11
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 4060453 Bytes


Black Sabbath is currently on “The End Tour,” which they have proclaimed as their final concert tour. Iron Man chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath, dubbed “The Beatles of heavy metal” by Rolling Stone. Iron Man reveals the man behind the icon yet still captures Iommi's humor, intelligence, and warmth. He speaks honestly and unflinchingly about his rough-and-tumble childhood, the accident that almost ended his career, his failed marriages, personal tragedies, battles with addiction, band mates, famous friends, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his life as an artist. Everything associated with hard rock happened to Black Sabbath first: the drugs, the debauchery, the drinking, ...

Reality Through the Arts

Reality Through the Arts


  • Author : Dennis J. Sporre
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0205858228


Reality Through the Arts Book Description :

" ... provides both a topical and chronological approach to the humanities. Part I, "The Media of the Arts," offers independent chapters on two dimensional art (drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography), sculpture, architecture, music, literature, theatre, cinema, and dance. Part II, "The Styles of the Arts," is a chronological history of the arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, organized by artistic discipline and focusing on styles rather than encyclopedic detail."--Publisher....

Reality through the arts

Reality through the arts


  • Author : Dennis J. Sporre
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0134752864


Reality through the arts Book Description :

This introductory exploration of basic artistic concepts and terms applies them to a skeletal multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural history of artistic styles. It treats all the arts--"painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, music, theatre, dance, film, architecture, literature"--uniformly, and uses a common outline to reinforce the relationship of terms and concepts to the perceptual process. The book also ties both artistic media and history to the theme of art as a reflection of human reality This examination focuses on the media of the arts, pictures, sculpture, music, theatre, cinema, dance, architecture, literature, the styles of the arts, ancient approaches, artistic reflections in the pre-modern world, as well as artistic styles in the...

Reality Radio

Reality Radio


  • Author : John Biewen
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807895665


Reality Radio Book Description :

Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of producers on programs including This American Life, StoryCorps, and Radio Lab; online through such sites as Transom, the Public Radio Exchange, Hearing Voices, and Soundprint; and through a growing collection of podcasts. Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In these nineteen essays, documentary artists tell--and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts--how they make radio ...

The Reality Bubble

The Reality Bubble


  • Author : Ziya Tong
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838850500


The Reality Bubble Book Description :

What are we not seeing? Our naked eyes see only a thin sliver of reality. We are blind in comparison to the X-rays that peer through skin, and the animals that can see in infrared or ultraviolet or with 360-degree vision. In The Reality Bubble, Ziya Tong illuminates this hidden world and takes us on a journey to examine ten of humanity’s biggest blind spots. What she reveals is not on the things we didn’t evolve to see but, more dangerously, the blindness of modern society. Fast-paced, utterly fascinating and deeply humane, this vitally important book gives voice to the sense we’ve all had – that there is more to the world than meets the eye....

Life  The Movie

Life The Movie


  • Author : Neal Gabler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-04-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307773258


Life The Movie Book Description :

The story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty, gossip, and melodrama has turned everything—news, politics, religion, high culture—into one vast public entertainment. Neal Gabler calls them "lifies," those blockbusters written in the medium of life that dominate the media and the national conversation for weeks, months, even years: the death of Princess Diana, the trial of O.J. Simpson, Kenneth Starr vs. William Jefferson Clinton. Real Life as Entertainment is hardly a new phenomenon, but the movies, and now the new information technologies, have so accelerated it that it is now the reigning popular art form. How this came to pass, and just what it means for our culture and our personal lives, is the subject of this witty, concerned, and so...

More Real Than Reality

More Real Than Reality


  • Author : Donald E. Morse
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015025303788


More Real Than Reality Book Description :

From the ancient texts and medieval illuminated manuscripts to 20th century poetry, painting, drama, stories, and novels, Irish writers and artists have found the fantastic not only congenial but necessary to their art. This collection of fifteen essays focuses on the fantastic in Irish literature and the arts, showing how the use of the fantastic mode has allowed Irish writers and artists to express ideas, emotions, and insights not available through the direct imitation of everyday reality. The works of Yeats, Field, Shelley, Synge, Beckett, Swift, Coleridge, and others are examined in incisive chapters written from the point of view of the fantastic....

The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences  Engineering  and Medicine in Higher Education

The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences Engineering and Medicine in Higher Education


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309470612


The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences Engineering and Medicine in Higher Education Book Description :

In the United States, broad study in an array of different disciplines â€"arts, humanities, science, mathematics, engineeringâ€" as well as an in-depth study within a special area of interest, have been defining characteristics of a higher education. But over time, in-depth study in a major discipline has come to dominate the curricula at many institutions. This evolution of the curriculum has been driven, in part, by increasing specialization in the academic disciplines. There is little doubt that disciplinary specialization has helped produce many of the achievement of the past century. Researchers in all academic disciplines have been able to delve more deeply into their areas of expertise, grappling with ever more specialized and fundamenta...

Reality Mining

Reality Mining


  • Author : Nathan Eagle
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-08
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262324571


Reality Mining Book Description :

A look at how Big Data can be put to positive use, from helping users break bad habits to tracking the global spread of disease. Big Data is made up of lots of little data: numbers entered into cell phones, addresses entered into GPS devices, visits to websites, online purchases, ATM transactions, and any other activity that leaves a digital trail. Although the abuse of Big Data—surveillance, spying, hacking—has made headlines, it shouldn't overshadow the abundant positive applications of Big Data. In Reality Mining, Nathan Eagle and Kate Greene cut through the hype and the headlines to explore the positive potential of Big Data, showing the ways in which the analysis of Big Data (“Reality Mining”) can be used to improve human systems as vari...