"Wilderness, A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska" by Rockwell Kent. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
First published in 1892, "Where art Begins" is a fantastic treatise on the subject of art, being an exploration of when, why, and how artists often begin their artistic pursuits. Based on his own experiences as an artist, the author paints a picture of what inspired him and what the usual catalysts are for those following similar paths. This volume is highly recommended for new artists and those with an interest in what motivates them, as well as those looking for some guidance in their own artistic endeavours. Contents include: "Introduction," "A Word Before," "Where Art Begins," "A Study in Light and Shadow," "The Primaries: Yellow, Red, and Blue," "Art in its Relationship to Everyday Life," "On Picture Lighting," "Ships: Ancient and Modern," "Illustrative Art: Past and Present," etc...Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.My present subject has grown up in a very congenial atmosphere. A number of sympathetic students; who learnt to appreciate my practical work; continued to draw from me some ideas partly practical; partly theoretical; on the subject which has always been a part religion with me; whether in my working or my dreaming moments-Art and its all-permeating influence over humanity in the social and spiritual conditions. I take it that Art permeates the entire body of humanity; from the flesh-devouring savage to the asphodel-adoring ?sthetic; in a greater or lesser degree; according to the sanitary conditions of their lives; and as it permeates; so it brings us closer to what we regard as human perfection.
The greatest sculptor of the nineteenth century discusses his philosophy of life with a close friend in this fascinating and informative artistic testament. Auguste Rodin spoke candidly to his prot?g?, Paul Gsell, who recorded the master's thoughts not only about the technical secrets of his craft, but also about its aesthetic and philosophical underpinnings.Here is the real Rodin?relaxed, intimate, open, and charming?offering a wealth of observations on the relationship of sculpture to poetry, painting, theater, and music. He also makes perceptive comments on Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, and other great artists, and he shares revealing anecdotes about Hugo, Balzac, and others who posed for him. Seventy-six superb illustrations of the sculptor's works complement the text, including St John the Baptist Preaching, The Burghers of Calais, The Thinker, and many others, along with a selection of exuberant drawings and prints.
This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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