Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Men to Avoid in Art and Life
Author: Nicole Tersigni
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781797203287
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Men to Avoid in Art and Life pairs classical fine art with modern captions that epitomize the spirit of mansplaining. This hilarious book perfectly captures those relatable moments when a man explains to a woman a subject about which he knows considerably less than she does. Situations include men sharing keen insight on the female anatomy, an eloquent defense of catcalling, or offering sage advice about horseback riding to the woman who owns the horse. • These less qualified men of antiquity dish out mediocrity as if it's pure genius • For the women who have endured overbearing men over the centuries • Written with hilariously painful accuracy "Now, when you're riding a horse, you need to make sure to keep a good grip on the reins." "These are my horses." Through cringe-induced empathy, this timeless gift book of shared experiences unites women across history in one of the most powerful forms of resistance: laughter. • Started as a Twitter thread and quickly gained widespread popularity. • Makes a perfect book for women and feminists with a wry sense of humor, millennials, anyone who loves memes and Internet humor, as well as history and art buffs. • You'll love this book if you love books like Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit, Milk and Vine: Inspirational Quotes from Classic Vines by Emily Beck, and Awards For Good Boys: Tales Of Dating, Double Standards, And Doom by Shelby Lorman.

Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Men to Avoid in Art and Life
Author: Nicole Tersigni
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1797202839
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Release: 2020
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Inspired by Tersigni's experience having her own Twitter jokes explained back to her by anonymous men, the book is organized around five categories of all-too-recognizable men who engage in this phenomenon--the mansplainer, the patronizer, the comedian, the concern troll, and the sexpert--and captures the intensely frustrating and universal moments in which women are lectured to by less qualified men who dish out mediocrity as if it's pure genius. The book illustrates these moments in a timeless yet contemporary way, bringing together women throughout history though shared experience and humor, united in one of the strongest forms of resistance: laughter"--

Awards for Good Boys

Awards for Good Boys
Author: Shelby Lorman
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780525506126
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Shelby and her art are extremely my shit. You need this book.” —Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life “The rare Instagram-turned-book that actually works.” —Jezebel A wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture that celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency Surely you’re familiar with good boys. They’re the ones who put “feminist” in their Tinder bio but talk over you the entire date. They ghost you, but they feel momentarily guilty. They once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but they thought it was “okay.”) And of course, they bravely condemn sexual harassment (except when the perpetrator is their buddy Chad). This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Through clever illustrations and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys makes literal the tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least and offers hilarious and cathartic cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.

How to Be an Artist

How to Be an Artist
Author: Jerry Saltz
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780593086476
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Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Instant New York Times Bestseller "Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds. From the first sparks of inspiration—and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt—Saltz offers invaluable insight into what really matters to emerging artists: originality, persistence, a balance between knowledge and intuition, and that most precious of qualities, self-belief. Brimming with rules, prompts, and practical tips, How to Be an Artist gives artists new ways to break through creative blocks, get the most from materials, navigate career challenges, and above all find joy in the work. Teeming with full-color artwork from visionaries ancient and modern, this beautiful and useful book will help artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, writers, performers—realize their dreams.

Cosmic Care

Cosmic Care
Author: Robin Eisenberg
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781797205434
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Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Find gravitational stability and embrace your natural radiance with this intergalactic guide to self-care. Cosmic Care brings readers on a dreamy journey through space to reveal tips that will help them unlock their inner glow. Featuring the visionary art and signature style of Robin Eisenberg, Cosmic Care is an escape into a vivid, immersive universe that's simultaneously familiar, relatable, and out of this world. Filled with vibrant illustrations and never-before-seen art, Cosmic Care offers feel-good advice to relax, find peace, stop and smell the bioluminescent flora, and bring out your stellar luminosity. • Pairs bite-size pieces of advice with vibrant illustrations • Blends the earthly and the extraterrestrial • Offers a unique take on traditional self-care The formation of a star begins with gravitational instability, but with a little cosmic care, it evolves into a luminous celestial object—and you can, too. • Great for fans of Robin Eisenberg's art and illustrations • A wonderful gift for anyone who loves self-care, the cosmos, astrology, and anything witchy • Add it to the shelf with books like Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle, Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena, and The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit by Arin Murphy-Hiscock.

How to Avoid Making Art

How to Avoid Making Art
Author: Julia Cameron
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781440629105
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Release: 2005-09-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In How to Avoid Making Art, the bestselling author of The Artist's Way delivers a (tongue-in-cheek!) guide to doing anything and everything you possibly can to avoid making art. Anyone who is engaged in a creative pursuit will no doubt identify with these wonderful cartoons by award-winning artist Elizabeth Cameron of creative wannabes doing everything except actually getting down to work. "For most people creativity is a serious business," says Julia Cameron. "They forget the telling phrase 'the play of ideas' and think that they need to knuckle down and work more. Often, the reverse is true. They need to play." Ultimately, the characters in this book show us how we can turn our procrastination into play and our play into great work. With this delightful volume, Julia Cameron once again hits the nail on the head on the subject of creativity.

Warhol

Warhol
Author: Blake Gopnik
Pages: 976
ISBN: 9780062298409
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive biography of a fascinating and paradoxical figure, one of the most influential artists of his—or any—age To this day, mention the name “Andy Warhol” to almost anyone and you’ll hear about his famous images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. But though Pop Art became synonymous with Warhol’s name and dominated the public’s image of him, his life and work are infinitely more complex and multi-faceted than that. In Warhol, esteemed art critic Blake Gopnik takes on Andy Warhol in all his depth and dimensions. “The meanings of his art depend on the way he lived and who he was,” as Gopnik writes. “That’s why the details of his biography matter more than for almost any cultural figure,” from his working-class Pittsburgh upbringing as the child of immigrants to his early career in commercial art to his total immersion in the “performance” of being an artist, accompanied by global fame and stardom—and his attempted assassination. The extent and range of Warhol’s success, and his deliberate attempts to thwart his biographers, means that it hasn’t been easy to put together an accurate or complete image of him. But in this biography, unprecedented in its scope and detail as well as in its access to Warhol’s archives, Gopnik brings to life a figure who continues to fascinate because of his contradictions—he was known as sweet and caring to his loved ones but also a coldhearted manipulator; a deep-thinking avant-gardist but also a true lover of schlock and kitsch; a faithful churchgoer but also an eager sinner, skeptic, and cynic. Wide-ranging and immersive, Warhol gives us the most robust and intricate picture to date of a man and an artist who consistently defied easy categorization and whose life and work continue to profoundly affect our culture and society today.

187 Men to Avoid

187 Men to Avoid
Author: Dan Brown
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0425215040
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Release: 2006-07
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Men who live with their mothers... men who pretend they know what they’re doing when they smell the cork... men who have past lives... men who write self-help books for women... Men who 'do' lunch...men with fake Rolex watches... Men with real Rolex watch

Garden Party

Garden Party
Author: Anonim
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781797208077
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Garden Party is a collection of charming sketches and quotes from artist Helen Dardik. Dardik's pen-and-ink drawings are replicated from her sketchbooks and interspersed with quotes from classic novels such as Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden. Dardik's illustrations of girl-fairies, flora, and fauna create a magical, dreamy world. Many of her characters are hybrid girl/plant creatures whose friends include a menagerie of cats, dogs, and other critters. • Her illustrations are predominantly black-and-white, with a limited palette of accent colors. • Aesthetic feels equal parts vintage Scandinavian modern folk art and Japanese Kawaii culture, • Girl-powered and nature themed This is a charming, girl-centric book that is perfect for all occasions, whether it's a graduation or Mother's Day or simply for yourself. The book's design is also a delight—it looks and feels like an actual sketchbook. • A perfect book for teens, young adult women, and moms • Dardik's unique illustration style is at once elegant and whimsical. • Great for those who loved In the Garden of My Dreams: The Art of Nathalie Lété by Nathalie Lété. and How to Be a Wildflower by Katie Daisy

Classic Art Memes

Classic Art Memes
Author: Rob Ward,Gemma Cooper
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1787411885
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Release: 2017-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hath thou seen thy Classic Art Memes? This hilarious book is full of laugh-out-loud classic art memes to brighten your day. From renaissance to baroque and rococo to romantics, historical art is made hysterical with amusing modern wit.

The Art Of Seduction

The Art Of Seduction
Author: Robert Greene
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781847651402
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Release: 2010-09-03
Editor: Profile Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

Recollections of My Nonexistence

Recollections of My Nonexistence
Author: Rebecca Solnit
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593083352
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. She tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city that became her great teacher, and of the small apartment that, when she was nineteen, became the home in which she transformed herself. She explores the forces that liberated her as a person and as a writer--books themselves; the gay community that presented a new model of what else gender, family, and joy could mean; and her eventual arrival in the spacious landscapes and overlooked conflicts of the American West. Beyond being a memoir, Solnit's book is also a passionate argument: that women are not just impacted by personal experience, but by membership in a society where violence against women pervades. Looking back, she describes how she came to recognize that her own experiences of harassment and menace were inseparable from the systemic problem of who has a voice, or rather who is heard and respected and who is silenced--and how she was galvanized to use her own voice for change.

The Memeing of Life

The Memeing of Life
Author: Kind Studio
Pages: 160
ISBN: 178627518X
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome reader. Please, make yourself comfortable: pull your chair nearer the fire, put your feet up on the dog, settle your cheeks into the toilet seat. This is The Memeing of Life, an exhaustive, exhausting, guide to the world of internet memes. Perhaps you have no idea what a meme is, so have bought this little book to expand your small mind. Possibly you're the sort of friendless berk who is already an expert but has picked the book up in order to poke holes in it. Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you're in the right place: prepare to learn everything you need to know about the greatest thing the internet has to offer – memes! • Intrigued by memes? Wondering what makes them tick, go viral and where they come from? Also in need of a laugh? This is the book for you! • An entertaining journey through the history, highlights and world–wide domination of memes • All the best of glorious memedom included, from Bad Luck Brian to Distracted Boyfriend via Harambe the Gorilla and Hide the Pain Harold. Some topics covered: • Basic memes • Political memes and their agency • Memes as an outlet for despair and anxiety • Animal memes • Sex and love in the world of memes • Schadenfreude in internet humour • Memes and the real world • The dark underbelly of memes • Wholesome memes

The Mansplain Journal

The Mansplain Journal
Author: Claudia Appalachia
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1545093652
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Release: 2017-04-03
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book dedicated to victims of mansplain. Perfect for your mom, best girlfriend, the ladies at the office or basically anyone that has ever had to listen to how a man would have done it. Heck, it would even make a great 'How NOT to' for boyfriends and husbands! This 200 page notebook journal includes 150 beautiful lined pages and 50 classic art pictures with cringeworthy captions that finally tell you what that guy in the hat was actually saying. Just the thing you need to inspire your most impassioned writing. Especially if you're scribbling notes for gender studies... or the relationship therapist. High quality paperback will make any woman's birthday, mother's day or a treat for yourself - and keep you giggling all year.

The First Free Women

The First Free Women
Author: Matty Weingast
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780834843554
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Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Ancient Collection Reimagined Composed around the Buddha’s lifetime, the original Therigatha (“Verses of the Elder Nuns”) contains the poems of the first Buddhist women: princesses and courtesans, tired wives of arranged marriages and the desperately in love, those born into limitless wealth and those born with nothing at all. The authors of the Therigatha were women from every kind of background, but they all shared a deep-seated desire for awakening and liberation. In The First Free Women, Matty Weingast has reimagined this ancient collection and created an original work that takes his experience of the essence of each poem and brings forth in his own words the struggles and doubts, as well as the strength, perseverance, and profound compassion, embodied by these courageous women.

Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life

Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life
Author: Allan Kaprow
Pages: 268
ISBN: 0520240790
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Release: 2003-12-15
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Allan Kaprow's sustained enquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into life in this expanded collection of his most significant writings.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F ck
Author: Mark Manson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062457738
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller Over 1 million copies sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book
Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Pages: 426
ISBN: 1439144834
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Release: 2011-05-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

A World of Artist Journal Pages

A World of Artist Journal Pages
Author: Dawn DeVries Sokol
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781683355427
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Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By nature, art journaling is a private activity. But when Dawn Sokol’s first book, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, broke the fourth wall and shared the work of artists all over North America and parts of Europe, it created a ripple of inspiration throughout the art journaling community. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Sokol features more than 1,000 new, captivating pages, this time—by popular demand—from artists across the globe. Lists of techniques and materials used for each page, plus behind-the-scenes interviews, give readers a glimpse inside the minds of new and established artists, making this a stimulating compilation sure to inspire beginners and seasoned art journalers alike.

Cultivating Your Creative Life

Cultivating Your Creative Life
Author: Alena Hennessy
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781592537860
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Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Quarry
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cultivating Your Creative Life: How to Find Balance, Beauty, and Success as an Artist is a multifaceted book where creativity and wonder intermingle to show how to live a creative and balanced life while moving toward your goals. You’ll delve right into the creative process and find practical and inspiring suggestions on making a living as a working artist. This book holds reverence and respect for the natural world in high esteem, using a central visual metaphor of the growth and blossoming of a tree. Alena Hennessey’s illustration style combines nature, whimsey, delicacy, and a modern sensibility; vibrant pen and ink illustrations accompany relevant quotes of inspiration, tips, and creative journal exercises. Cultivating Your Creative Life is not only an interactive creativity guide; it is a work of art, in itself—a beautiful, collectible volume—to save and to savor, or to give as a gift to the special creative person in your life.