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Famous Works Of Art And How They Got That Way


Author : John Nici
language : en
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2015-09-17


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In a world filled with great museums and great paintings, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is the reigning queen. Her portrait rules over a carefully designed salon, one that was made especially for her in a museum that may seem intended for no other purpose than to showcase her virtues. What has made this portrait so renowned, commanding such adoration? And what of other works of art that continue to enthrall spectators: What makes the Great Sphinx so great? Why do iterations of The Scream and American Gothic permeate nearly all aspects of popular culture? Is it because of the mastery of the artists who created them? Or can something else account for their popularity? In Famous Works of Art—And How They Got That Way, John B. Nici looks at twenty well-known paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have left lasting impressions on the general public. As Nici notes, there are many reasons why works of art become famous; few have anything to do with quality. The author explains why the reputations of some creations have grown over the years, some disproportionate to their artistic value. Written in a style that is both entertaining and informative, this book explains how fame is achieved, and ultimately how a work either retains that fame, or passes from the public consciousness. From ancient artifacts to a can of soup, this book raises the question: Did the talent to promote and publicize a work exceed the skills employed to create that object of worship? Or are some masterpieces truly worth the admiration they receive? The creations covered in this book include the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, El Greco’s The Burial of Count Orgaz, Rodin’s The Thinker, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, and Picasso’s Guernica. Featuring more than sixty images, including color reproductions, Famous Works of Art—And How They Got That Way will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered if a great painting, sculpture, or photograph, really deserves to be called “great.”

Why Literature Is Bad For You


Author : Peter Thorpe
language : en
Publisher: Burnham
Release Date : 1980


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Barron S Ap Art History


Author : John B. Nici, M. A.
language : en
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date : 2015-08-01


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This completely updated and revised guide will help students learn everything they need to know about the redesign of the Art History course. Includes a diagnostic test, two full-length model tests with all questions answered and explained, Art History review, practice essays, and more.

Henry Miller And How He Got That Way


Author : Katy Masuga
language : en
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release Date : 2011-02-23


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Brings Henry Miller back to the critical attention that his work deserves as well as making an original contribution to literary discussion on intertextuality.

The Smartest Kids In The World


Author : Amanda Ripley
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2014-07-29


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Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.

A Library Of Famous Fiction Embracing The Nine Standard Masterpieces Of Imaginative Literature


Author : Library
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1873


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A Load Of Hooey


Author : Bob Odenkirk
language : en
Publisher: McSweeney's
Release Date : 2014-10-07


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Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues (“Martin Luther King, Jr’s Worst Speech Ever”) to intentionally bad theater (“Hitler Dinner Party: A Play”); from avant-garde fiction (“Obituary for the Creator of Madlibs”) to free-verse poetry that's funnier and more powerful than the work of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined. Odenkirk's debut resembles nothing so much as a hilarious new sketch comedy show that’s exclusively available as a streaming video for your mind. As Odenkirk himself writes in “The Second Coming of Jesus and Lazarus,” it is a book “to be read aloud to yourself in the voice of Bob Newhart.”