What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

What you need to know to survive as an artist

Author: Rosalind Davis,Annabel Tilley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781574103

Category: Art

Page: 224

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You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it? The thing they don't teach you in art school is just how active and engaged you need to be; you'll have to become your own finance, business and marketing manager, as well as a researcher, curator and administrator. What They Didn't Teach You in Art School is the ultimate survival guide to life as an artist, and the perfect springboard for aspiring artists who haven't yet given up the day job. The book provides expert advice, tips and inspiration to help you build a successful career - giving you the opportunity to nurture your true talent.
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Career Management for Artists

A Practical Guide to Representation and Sustainability for Your Studio Practice

Author: Stacy Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429810350

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Both pragmatic and motivational, this book addresses what it means to have a successful long-term career in the arts, taking stock of the current landscape of the art world, introducing new venues in the field, reflecting on issues of social media and exhibition, and ultimately encouraging artists to take control of their professional lives. Weaving conversations from a range of internationally based artists who have negotiated alternative paths to success, lauded artist and teacher Stacy Miller provides a practical, lively reflection on what it takes to be an artist in our new global landscape. This book covers practical needs, different approaches, and philosophical ways of creating a life and career in the arts. It lays out conventional and nonconventional means to representation, describes being an entrepreneur versus funding independent creative projects, and examines social media for the potential powerhouse it is. Most importantly, it gives artists a way to think about being a professional and the different paths to a successful career in the arts. Perfect for emerging, mid-career, and experienced artists, this book encourages readers to redefine personal success and to act locally, nationally, and internationally in an expanding art world.
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What They Didn't Teach You in Photo School

What you actually need to know to succeed in the industry

Author: Demetrius Fordham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178157345X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book won't tell you how to take photographs. It will, though, teach you a much more difficult set of skills: how to be a photographer. Passing on hard-earned lessons from a successful career in commercial, editorial and lifestyle photography, Demetrius Fordham shows how to snag the best internships and assistant roles, impress at an interview, develop an amazing portfolio, forge strong relationships with clients, and lay the foundations of your own successful career. Illustrated throughout with Demetrius' own duotone photography, dramatically typeset to appeal to visual thinkers, and presented in an appealing handbook format, this is the book that will launch the careers of the next generation of photographers.
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CoCA 2009

Author: Ray C. Freeman III

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0984238859

Category:

Page: N.A

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The World of TwoMorrows

Author: John Morrow,Jon B. Cooke

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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In 1994, amidst the boom-&-bust of comic book speculators, The Jack Kirby Collector #1 was published for true fans of the medium. That modest labor of love spawned TwoMorrows Publishing, today’s premier purveyor of publications about comics and pop culture. Celebrate our 25th anniversary with this special retrospective look at the company that changed fandom forever! Co-edited by and featuring publisher John Morrow and Comic Book Artist/Comic Book Creator magazine’s Jon B. Cooke, it gives the inside story and behind-the-scenes details of a quarter-century of looking at the past in a whole new way. Also included are Back Issue magazine’s Michael Eury, Alter Ego’s Roy Thomas, George Khoury (author of Kimota!, Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore, and other books), Mike Manley (Draw! magazine), Eric Nolen-Weathington (Modern Masters), and a host of other comics luminaries who’ve contributed to TwoMorrows’ output over the years. From their first Eisner Award-winning book Streetwise, through their BrickJournal Lego® magazine, up to today’s RetroFan magazine, every major TwoMorrows publication and contributor is covered with the same detail and affection the company gives to its books and magazines. With an Introduction by Mark Evanier, Foreword by Alex Ross, Afterword by Paul Levitz, and a new cover by Tom McWeeney!
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Scenic Art for the Theatre

History, Tools and Techniques

Author: Susan Crabtree,Peter Beudert

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136084290

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 414

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Now in its Third Edition, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques continues to be the most trusted source for both student and professional scenic artists. With new information on scenic design using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging softwares this test expands to offer the developing artist more step-by-step instuction and more practical techniques for work in the field. It goes beyond detailing job functions and discussing techniques to serve as a trouble-shooting guide for the scenic artist, providing practical advice for everyday solutions.
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Mushin

Author: Robert L. Akikta

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434984583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 90

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Mushin is book that may help those to see how the state of your mind Mushin reflects on any part of your life regardless of being in the martial arts, in a school setting, at home, at work, or trying to understand yourself. It’s a book that deals with deep reflection that might help you open your heart to receive new knowledge in a different way. The philosophy is so different because it is coming from a martial art science approach that is new in mainstream society. Its demonstrating and illustrating how to, which in turn can be used as a tool that will help a person strengthen themselves regardless what area of their life. If you are a person who is looking to grow and learn new things to better yourself, then Mushin will do that do that for you. Look beyond the martial arts because there is a martial artist in every one of us. It’s just inside each of us waiting to come out.
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Realizing the Impossible

Art Against Authority

Author: Josh MacPhee,Erik Reuland

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859321

Category: Education

Page: 319

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Looks at the history of the depiction of anti-authoritarian social movements in art.
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Ian Dury

The Definitive Biography

Author: Will Birch

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283071249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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'Does a fantastic job tracing the development of Dury's career. It also shows how Ian's life shaped his uniquely individualistic style.' Peter Hook (former Joy Division and New Order bassist), Daily Mirror. Widely described as 'punk's poet laureate', Ian Dury is a cultural icon. With his band The Blockheads, he exploded onto the television screen in 1978, appearing on Top of the Pops with his hit single 'What a Waste', followed later that year by 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'. By now Ian was thirty-six and had worked hard for many years to reach this moment, struggling all the while to find acceptance in spite of the disability he suffered as a result of childhood polio. And yet fame, when it came, almost destroyed him. This groundbreaking and authoritative book gives the first in-depth and compelling account of the life of this charismatic yet complex artist. Author Will Birch interviewed Dury several times during his lifetime, and has also spoken to more than sixty people who were extremely close to Ian, including family members, fellow musicians, friends, lovers and business associates.
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A Survival Guide for Bronze Sculptors

Author: Gabe Gabel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469104741

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Gabe Gabel has written the book she wishes she had been able to find when she started her professional career thirty years ago. It is really a two part book. One part concentrates on the bronze sculpture. Art collectors will find the step by step explanation of the casting process extremely educational. Artists who wish to learn more about doing a bronze sculpture will not only like that part, but the complete how-to-do-it discussion will cover everything they need to know about taking a sculpture all the way through. It starts with the placement of the armature and finishes with the decision of the number of the limited edition they choose to cast. The information is all there, the basic tools, the different choices they have in methods and materials, and why Gabe prefers the ones she does. There are sources, and expenses, and many ways to save money that she has learned over the years. Many options are discussed, there are suggestions for solving problems that can occur, and attention is paid to safety concerns that artists face that are rarely mentioned. Nearly any bronze sculptor is likely to learn some tips that they will appreciate, no matter how experienced they are. Dont look for how to create your art. The reader has to bring his or her own artistic ability to the sculpture table. This is not the book to show you how to do a horse sculpture, though the book does follow one horse original from armature to bronze. This is a book to show you how to bring your own creations to casting ready sculpture. But if you do want to sculpt a horse, you will come out with some great ideas to make yours even better. For artists who use other media, there is a great deal of wonderful information on all aspects of marketing and managing your art business. It is a business, and Gabe feels that is must be treated as such if an artist wants to make a profit and to make a living selling their work. It is all there, how to start and utilize a mailing list; there is a discussion on show vehicles and various art displays, (with information on building your own,) show clothing and manners, types of shows, galleries, your home office and computer. Look for letters to Dear Aunt Gabby and her often rather pointed advice. Aunt Gabby has heard it all, from artists and buyers to show promoters. Aunt Gabby is not an art critic,( she thinks there are enough of those), but she can be highly critical of artists and their behaviors. In short, this is a book by an artist for artists, though Gabe does hope that art collectors will find it irresistible, too. Please visit her personal web site, gabegabel.com to enjoy her work in full color, see her show schedule, and read her newsletters. She also welcomes comments through e-mail at [email protected]
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