Art Before Breakfast

A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are

Art Before Breakfast

Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5– to 10–minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule—whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table—along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.

Tango Before Breakfast

Profile of a Choreographer

Tango Before Breakfast

Our hearts so often burst with the fullness of treasured moments in time. As we continue on this exciting journey called life, we stop often and realize that each of us has everything within us to be content. To be capable of inner wisdom in giving and receiving unconditionally, to count our blessings in every lovely sights, to see in the Music from high to low what leads the Body to the Dance and becomes an inspiration toward keeping a healthy body and soul. Thru-out the ages, Music and Dance have been a connecting golden thread between the people of all countries. Dance has continued to nourish our soul in the direction of happiness, good health, faith and serenity. There is always and forever the joy of the Music and the Dance. To dance well is equivalent to speaking a language fluently and the skill of communicating in a language fluently may lead society to peace.

Philosophy of Art

A Contemporary Introduction

Philosophy of Art

Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics. It introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy as well as key topics such as the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art, neo-Wittgensteinism, the Institutional Theory of Art. as well as historical approaches to the nature of art. Throughout, abstract philosophical theories are illustrated by examples of both traditional and contemporary art including frequent reference to the avant-garde in this way enriching the readers understanding of art theory as well as the appreciation of art. Unique features of the textbook are: * chapter summaries * summaries of major theories of art and suggested analyses of the important categories used when talking and thinking of art * annotated suggested readings at the ends of chapters. Also available in this series: Epistemology Pb: 0-415-13043-3: £12.99 Ethics Pb: 0-415-15625-4: £11.99 Metaphysics Pb: 0-415-14034-X: £12.99 Philosophy of Mind Pb: 0-415-13060-3: £11.99 Philosophy of Religion Pb: 0-415-13214-2: £12.99

Film, a Modern Art

Film, a Modern Art


Gin Before Breakfast

The Dilemma of the Poet in the Newsroom

Gin Before Breakfast

This edifying volume presents mini-biographies of key British and American poets who at one time or another worked as journalists. Poets covered range from the famous to the obscure: Whittier to Whitman, Kipling to Bryant, Coleridge to Crane. Writing in a direct, straightforward style W. Dale Nelson tells each writer’s story, often relating how the poet in question felt about the journalistic experience and its impact upon creative work. Archbold MacLeish wrote “young poets are advised by their elders to avoid the practice of journalism as they would set socks and gin before breakfast.” On the other hand, Leonard Woolf suggests that Hemingway’s strong spare prose often “bears the mark of good journalism.” The author raises provocative issues about developments in poetic form, effects of printing and communication on poetry, and the relationship of poetry and cities. He also looks at how poetic diction has been influenced by the language of reportage and the basic difference in the purport of journalism versus that of poetry.

Quarterly

Quarterly


Shut Your Monkey

How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done

Shut Your Monkey

Hear that voice inside your head? The one that nitpicks all your new ideas? That's your monkey. This hypercritical little critter loves to make you second-guess yourself. It stirs up doubt. It kills your creativity. But it can be stopped. And acclaimed author Danny Gregory is here to show you how. After battling it out with his own monkey, he knows how to shut yours down. Gregory provides insight into the inner workings of your inner critic and teaches you how to put it in its place. Soon you'll be able to silence that voice and do what you want to do—create. Now follow his lead and Shut Your Monkey.