From the salt marshes and moss-draped live oaks of the South Carolina Lowcountry to the New York art world, Clear Seeing Place takes the reader behind the studio door to explore the making of a painter in intimate detail. Brimming with the joy of process and a love of art history, Brian Rutenberg reveals the places, people, and experiences that led to the paintings for which he is well known today. This book is packed with ideas, observations, techniques, and career advice all thoughtfully arranged into six sections designed to inspire artists of all levels, as well as anyone interested in creativity. Clear Seeing Place is a companion to the artist´s popular YouTube series, ´´Brian Rutenberg Studio Visits,´´ and is a love letter to painting written by a painter.
Offers a collection that is by turns a voice and a chorus: a hyper-vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, parables and tall tales. The author creates world after world, peculiar yet always particular, where the only certainty is the unexpected.
Seven-year-old Leland has trouble writing, but he loves drawing. He so dislikes his teacher that he conjures up Delilah, an imaginary seeing-eye dog to help him into class each day. When a neighborhood painter recognizes Leland´s gifts as an artist, Leland grows more confident about the world as he uniquely sees it. And when his family´s cat goes missing, it is Leland´s keen observation skills that lead to finding him. Leland´s newfound confidence helps him both confront and sympathize with his teacher, who only wishes Leland could be a bit more focused.
-- ORIGINALITY: You don´t see this one every day: Unique, unconventional approach to art of photography based on Taoist principles.-- CROSSOVER: Great crossover between Eastern Thought and Photography; appropriate for placement in both sections.-- GIFT: Extensive selection of images from the world´s greatest photographers gives us a beautiful coffee-table paperback.
At the end of World War I, Canada was poised on the brink of social revolution. At least that is what many Canadians, inspired by the Russian Revolution, hoped and others dreaded. Seeing Reds documents a turbulent period in Canadian history, when in 1918-19 a fearful government tried to suppress radical political activity by branding legitimate labor leaders as Bolsheviks.
Magical realism and a modern Cinderella story makes for a fun and relatable M!X read. Sixth grade is not going well for Calliope Meadow Anderson. Callie´s hair is frizzy, her best friend, Ellen, is acting weird, and to top things off, she has to get glasses. And her new specs aren´t even cute, trendy glassesmore like hideously large and geeky. But Callie soon discovers that her glasses have a special, magical perk: When she wears them, she can read people´s thoughts. Crazy glasses aside, Callie has more drama to face when she´s cast as the lead in the school playand instead opts to be an understudy, giving the role of Cinderella to Ellen. Can Callie´s magic glasses help her see her way to leading lady, or is she destined to stay in the background forever?
SEEING GREEN What was supposed to be a blissed-out vacation at a pristine eco-resort has turned into one of the biggest cases of my life. And just as we were getting into it, Bess, George, and I had to return to River Heights. But, it looks like the case has followed us home. Now that I´m back on my home turf, I can investigate Cristobal´s mysterious American girlfriend further -- I´m sure she has more to do with the sabotaging of the Casa Verde resort than her boyfriend and resort owner, Cristobal, would let on.But as I´ve so often come to find out, this case goes much deeper the more I scratch the surface. Who are these mysterious people Cristobal and his girlfriend are involved with? And what is their plan? I´m on the case and determined to find out!