Why Your Five-year-old Could Not Have Done that

Modern Art Explained

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791347356

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Come on, you know you've thought it--while viewing a "masterpiece" of abstract art, you mutter, "A kid could do that." Here Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp's notorious Fountain and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko's multiforms and Carl Andre's uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work. In cleverly organized chapters such as "Objects/ Toys," "Provocations/Tantrums," and "People/Monsters," Hodges thoughtfully and definitively lays bare the perception that modern art is mere child's play.
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Thinking of Questions

Author: Peter Limm

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514463199

Category: Self-Help

Page: 274

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This is not a conventional book. It is designed to stimulate and challenge all people who are curious to find out about the world they inhabit and their place within it. It does this by suggesting questions and lines of questioning on a wide range of topics. The book does not provide answers or model arguments but prompts people to create their own questions and a reading log or journal. To this end, almost all questions have a list of books or articles to provide a starter for stimulating further reading. Once you start, you will be hooked! Never stop questioning.
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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity

Author: Rodney H. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317439953

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 534

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity provides an introduction to and survey of a wide range of perspectives on the relationship between language and creativity. Defining this complex and multifaceted field, this book introduces a conceptual framework through which the various definitions of language and creativity can be explored. Divided into four parts, it covers: different aspects of language and creativity, including dialogue, metaphor and humour literary creativity, including narrative and poetry multimodal and multimedia creativity, in areas such as music, graffiti and the internet creativity in language teaching and learning. With over 30 chapters written by a group of leading academics from around the world, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity will serve as an important reference for students and scholars in the fields of English language studies, applied linguistics, education, and communication studies.
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Music in Early Childhood

Multi-disciplinary Perspectives and Inter-disciplinary Exchanges

Author: Susan Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030177912

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 280

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This book examines four main areas of music in early childhood: the traditions of music for young children, their capacities for music, the way they make music with others, and constructed and mediated musical childhoods. It studies several themes in detail, including music making in the home and family life, various musical experiences in schools, day cares, and the community at large in several locations around the globe. It looks at technology and diverse musical repertoires, as well as innovative pedagogies, childrens agency, and brain research. Expanding on the knowledge bases on which early childhood music education typically draws, the book brings together contributions from a range of authors from diverse fields such as education, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, ethnomusicology, and the neurosciences. The end result is a volume that offers a broad and contemporary picture of music in early childhood.
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French XX Bibliography 65

A Bibliography for the Study of French Literature and Culture Since 1885

Author: Sheri K. Dion

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 157591204X

Category: Reference

Page: 310

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The Short Story of Art

A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes & Techniques

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679686

Category: Art

Page: 224

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The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques. The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked. The book explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.
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What Makes Great Design

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711235496

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Why are some designs more successful and influential than others? WHAT MAKES GREAT DESIGN showcases eighty exceptional creations, from the Polaroid Land camera and the Sony Walkman to the Coca- Cola bottle and Converse All Stars. Featuring designers as diverse as Le Corbusier, Dieter Rams and Philippe Starck, this insightful book highlights the elements of each design that distinguish it from its peers. Whether it is the functionality of Walter Hunt’s safety pin from 1849, the innovative use of materials in a Louis Vuitton trunk or the aesthetic appeal of a René Lalique vase, the book explains why these designs have stood the test of time. WHAT MAKES GREAT DESIGN will open your eyes to the defining qualities of the enduring product designs that have become an essential part of our everyday lives.
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Art

Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Works

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 1743519354

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Art introduces readers to 100 of the world's most important artists and their paintings, from the 13th century to the modern era. Works by artists including Caravaggio, Vermeer, van Gogh and Warhol are reproduced in superb high quality, arranged chronologically and set in their historical context by Susie Hodge's concise and readable narrative. Including explanations of key periods in art history - from the Early Renaissance to Dutch Realism, and from Rococo to Pop Art - a guide to the world's best art galleries and a helpful glossary of key terms, this is the perfect book for any art lover.
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Secrets of the Knights Templar

The Hidden History of the World's Most Powerful Order

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780879989

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Knights Templar are one of the most secretive and powerful religious orders in history: for over two centuries they were the elite fighting force of the Crusades. Highly trained, and adhering to a strict chivalric code, their success on the battlefield brought them both wealth and political influence. But it is the legends and secrecy surrounding the order and its Grand Masters that continue to fascinate historians and general readers alike. Secrets of the Knights Templar examines each of these mysteries in turn to reveal the truth about the Knights' secret practices, rituals and codes, as well as the continued influence of the Templars today. From the true location of the Holy Grail to the Templars' involvement in the Battle of Bannockburn, and from the sudden downfall of the order to modern-day claims of descent - S. J. Hodge uncovers the hidden links behind the stories and separates historical fact from fiction.
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Why It Does Not Have to Fit

Modern Fashion Explained

Author: Marnie Fogg

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791349695

Category: Design

Page: 224

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This engaging and well-informed book demystifies and celebrates avant-garde clothing of the past century. Author Marnie Fogg explains how figures such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Jean Paul Gaultier challenged convention and precedent in ways that have both provoked and influenced their successors. Stunning, colorful images of 100 groundbreaking garments accompany engaging and enlightening commentary that explores the reasons for designing clothing that might not really fit, provide warmth or coverage, or even make its wearers more attractive.
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