The Daily Book of Art: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain

The Daily Book of Art: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain

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by Colin Gilbert, Dylan Gilbert, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Gabriel Guzman
     
 

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In today's fast-paced world, creative people are as eager as ever to pursue their artistic passions, but many of them simply don't have enough time. Catering to this modern dilemma, we've concocted the perfect remedy for over-burdened artists. The Daily Book of Art includes a year's worth of brief daily readings and lessons about the visual arts that

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In today's fast-paced world, creative people are as eager as ever to pursue their artistic passions, but many of them simply don't have enough time. Catering to this modern dilemma, we've concocted the perfect remedy for over-burdened artists. The Daily Book of Art includes a year's worth of brief daily readings and lessons about the visual arts that entertain as they inform. Ten exciting categories of discussion rotate throughout the course of a year, giving readers a well-rounded experience in the art world. From color psychology and aesthetic philosophy to the proverbial argument over whether elephants really can paint, art-starved readers will encounter a broad range of inspiring subjects. The book also features a ribbon bookmark so readers can keep their place throughout the year. The ten categories of discussion include Art 101, Philosophy of Art, Art Through the Ages, Profiles in Art, A Picture’s Worth 200 Words, Art from the Inside Out, Art Around the World, Artistic Oddities, Unexpected Art Forms, and Step-by-Step Exercises.

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Once opening this book, you will go through the year before nightfall. Eight artists and scholars have put together daily illustrated entries on the ideas, events, and personalities of art history in categories like "Philosophy of Art," "Art Around the World," and "Unexpected Art Forms." For strictly hands-on daily exercises, see Dory Kanter's Art Escapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600581311
Publisher:
Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Daily Book Series
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
291,680
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Colin Gilbert of Laguna Niguel, California, is a freelance writer and photographer with a degree in philosophy.Colin Gilbert of Laguna Niguel, California, is a freelance writer and photographer with a degree in philosophy; Dylan Gilbert is a freelance writer, musician, and art aficionado. He lives in Los Angeles, California; Elizabeth T. Gilbert, of Laguna Niguel, California, is a writer, editor, and in-house artist for Walter Foster Publishing; Gabriel Guzman of Montreal, Canada, is a martial artist and computer programmer with a penchant for art in everyday life; Rebecca J. Razo is a writer, editor, and poet with a degree in English and a background in 20th-century British literature; Amy Runyen of Los Angeles, California, is an art instructor with a master's degree in fine art. Sharon B. Robinson, of Long Beach, California, is a freelance writer and independent curator who works in the Curatorial Department at the Orange County Museum of Art. She has a master's degree in art history; David J. Schmidt of San Diego, California, is a freelance journalist, translator, and extensive traveler with an insatiable thirst for art and culture.

A lifelong lover of the arts, Elizabeth T. Gilbert earned a BA in English from the University of San Diego in 2003, where she also studied art and anthropology. Elizabeth spent the next eight years as an editor, writer, and in-house artist for Walter Foster Publishing. In 2009, she co-authored The Daily Book of Art: 365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain. Currently she is a freelance writer, editor, and artist working in Colorado, where she lives with her husband, their young son, and a mischievous cat.

Gabriel Guzman of Montreal, Canada, is a martial artist and computer programmer with a penchant for art in everyday life.

Born and raised in Southern California, REBECCA RAZO has been a writer and editor for more than 16 years, covering everything from art and literature to design and wellness. A former Los Angeles City employee for nearly a decade, Rebecca loves L.A. for its rich heritage, as well as its cultural and geographical diversity, which are best experienced through its myriad quiet locales. For more information, visit www.rebeccarazo.com.

Sharon B. Robinson, of Long Beach, California, is a freelance writer and independent curator who works in the Curatorial Department at the Orange County Museum of Art. She has a master's degree in art history.

Amy Runyen was born and raised in San Diego County, California. She was awarded a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, where she graduated with a BFA in illustration. Amy’s work specializes in acrylic, and she paints on a variety of surfaces such as glass bottles, pans, and resin. Her work deals with the social issues of the working poor and “blue collar” America. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, California, and is in the process of earning her master’s degree in fine art.

David J. Schmidt of San Diego, California, is a freelance journalist, translator, and extensive traveler with an insatiable thirst for art and culture.

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Daily Book of Art: 365 Readings That Teach, Inspire & Entertain 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DonnaMom1 More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Intellectual Devotional series, and this book is very similar. The high-gloss pages and the ribbon bookmark look very nice. I haven't gotten very far into the book yet, but my only complaint is on content. I haven't found many topics overly interesting yet, but I am hopeful that will improve. The book is a nice introduction to art, art history, and art technique, but it could use a little more "meat."