The Artist Project

What Artists See When They Look At Art

The Artist Project

Artists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them—sometimes, centuries before them. Interviews with 120 international contemporary artists discussing works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection that spark their imagination shed new light on art-making, museums, and the creative process. Images of works from The Met collection appear alongside images of the contemporary artists' work, allowing readers to discover a rich web of visual connections that spans cultures and millennia.

CINEMA 4D

The Artist's Project Sourcebook

CINEMA 4D

Make the creative leap to 3D. Realize your artistic vision with this treasure chest of instructional projects. Get the essential concepts and techniques without drowning in the technical complexities. This new edition is an artist's sourcebook for the visionary in you that wants to master 3D-and have fun in the process. It serves as a complete guide for the creative use of CINEMA 4D R10 and all of its modules. This new edition features an engaging full-color presentation of short, playful projects show you how to put this powerful toolset to work. You will master R10's improved workflow, scene management, enhanced animation timeline and searchable object manager, as well as its: * MOCCA 3 system, including Joints, Skin Objects, the Weight Tool, the Morph Tool, Visual Selector and Clothilde * MoGraph module for motion graphics, type manipulation and the animation of multiple forms * Bodypaint 3D for applying 2D drawing and painting skills to 3D models * Advanced modeling tools such as the Brush tool * Interface with third-party applications including Z-Brush, and Adobe's Creative Suite You also get inventive quick starts for other modules including Hair, Sketch and Toon, Advanced Render, Dynamics and Thinking Particles. The companion DVD is bursting to the brim with project source files, extra projects, tutorial movies, guest artist tutorials, inspirational galleries and unique C4D Teacher Files (C4D scenes with embedded step-by-step instruction).

The Stamp Artist's Project Book

85 Projects to Make and Decorate

The Stamp Artist's Project Book

Includes how-to information for projects: steno pad covers ; paper mobile ; "ex libris" bookplates ; wild things postcards ; votive candleholders ; whale greeting cards ; artistamps ; foam-stamped greeting cards ; trading cards ; stamped gift bags and tags ; mail art ; accordion-fold book ; wedding gift box ; tag art ;paper clock ; Asian gift box ; elegant brooches ; double-cover bound books ; paper art dolls ; framed watercolor painting ; ribbon ; block-printed silk scarf ; roll-up beads ; coffee napkin ; canvas tote bag ; pillow beads ; pillow bead necklace ; stamped and embossed diary ; stamped table setting ; canvas director's chair ; jungle shower curtain ; stamped curtain ; tablecloth and felt table topper ; canvas wine bottle bag ; muslin pillow ; stamped velvet book ; velvet embossed throw ; velvet embossed pillows ; fabric art dolls ; Fortuny velvet pillows.

Art Projects by Design

A Guide for the Classroom

Art Projects by Design

Teachers - even those with no formal art training - can bring the inspiration of art into the classroom with this resource! Following basic principles and elements of design (composition, line, texture, color, and so forth), the book provides step-by-step directions for more than 120 classroom-tested art projects. Students will enjoy such activities as creating African masks, op art weavings, and Celtic initials, while learning about art history and other subjects. The projects are easily integrated into a variety of curriculum areas, including math, social studies, and language arts. Many are multiculturally based and most use standard classroom art materials. Grades K-6.

The Artist's Guide

How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

The Artist's Guide

A comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists to pursue a career in the visual arts. Providing real-life examples, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises, Battenfield offers readily applicable advice on all aspects of the job. Along with tips on planning and assessment, she presents strategies for self-management, including marketing, online promotion, building professional relationships, grant writing, and portfolio development. Each chapter ends with an insightful "Reality Check"interview, featuring advice and useful information from high-profile artists and professionals. The result is an inspiring, experiential guide brimming with field-tested techniques that readers can easily apply to their own career.

New Deal Art in North Carolina

The Murals, Sculptures, Reliefs, Paintings, Oils and Frescoes and Their Creators

New Deal Art in North Carolina

"This volume provides the only one-volume record of all of the North Carolina towns and structures that received federal artwork under the New Deal program, as well as in-depth accounts of the works themselves and the artists who created them"--Provided by publisher.

Starting Your Career as an Artist

A Guide to Launching a Creative Life

Starting Your Career as an Artist

In this comprehensive manual, veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals and create a plan of action to advance their professional careers, and use their talents to build productive lives in the art world. In addition, the book includes insightful interviews with professional artists and well-known players in the art scene. The second edition features a new chapter on social media and includes interviews with artists, museum professionals, and educators. All chapters cover topics essential to the emerging artist, such as: •Using social media to advance your practice •Health and safety for artists •Artist’s resumes and CVs •Finding alternative exhibition venues •Building community through networking •Collaborating and finding mentors •Refining career aspirations This invaluable resource is sure to encourage and inspire artists to create their own opportunities as they learn how the creativity that occurs inside the studio can be applied to developing a successful career in the art world. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

What We Want Is Free, Second Edition

Critical Exchanges in Recent Art

What We Want Is Free, Second Edition

Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production. This revised edition of What We Want Is Free examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that both model and occupy the various forms of exchange within contemporary society. From shops, gifts, and dinner parties to contract labor and petty theft, contemporary artists have used a variety of methods that both connect participants to tangible goods and services and, at the same time, offer critiques of and alternatives to global capitalism and other forms of social interaction. Examples of these various projects include the creation of free commuter bus lines and medicinal plant gardens, the distribution of such services as free housework or computer programming, and the production of community media projects such as free commuter newspapers and democratic low-wattage radio stations. Like the first edition, the second edition includes a detailed survey of artists’ projects from around the globe, as well as critical essays and artists’ texts that explore the underlying social history and contemporary issues that further inform our reading of these works. This new edition also features a new introduction and additional chapters on the relation of exchange practices to democracy, the commons, object-oriented philosophy, and an examination of the impact of ongoing globalization on the economics of artists’ projects. It also features a significantly expanded scope for the project histories, including work from the past decade and a new section dedicated to artist-initiated organizations and innovative models for new institutions. Praise for the First Edition “If you are an artist, read this book. No matter how you define and structure your practice, the essays within What We Want Is Free will lead you to consider important questions about how you work and what kind of life a project can lead.” — Nailed Magazine