The art of life, according to John Kekes, consists in living a life of personal and moral excellence. This art requires continuous creative effort, drawing on one's character, circumstances, experiences, and ideals.
Let us , then , see whether a life that involves the successful practice of the art of life would prove to be good if this test question were put to it .
Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In The Art of Life Paul Durcan takes us around County Mayo in his "filthy, two-door, bottle-green Opel Astra", stopping off at Westport and Achill Island, where he declares himself to be "globally sad", but "locally glad". Next he travels east to Dublin to hold in his arms his newborn granddaughter and thence to Tuscany, Poland and Japan. Along the way he reflects upon parental pride, the aches and pains of old age, the trim bottoms of snooker players, the wisdom of ex-wives and dogs on Sandymount Strand, while introducing us to a host of colourful characters, including a bishop, a roofer, a milkman, a priest and an unmarried mother. Is there an art of living or is life a work of art? This magnificent collection - originally published on Paul Durcan's sixtieth birthday - reveals one of Ireland's most successful and popular poets at the height of his powers and continuing to challenge, amuse and delight.
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Author: Paul Durcan
Publisher: Random House
Will Roberts, a small river community newspaper writer, is always looking for a story. On a sunny day while attending his daughter’s T-ball game, he meets an unusual man that will soon prove to be a true test of his character. Will has a wonderful wife and two loving daughters and they often provide the inspiration for many of his articles. Will’s wife is the love of his life, his proof reader, and conscience. Mike, this most unique man, along with his very enchanting wife, introduces Will to a whole new world of artistic awareness. This amazing woman is a true old-world artist. Her mystic methods of painting provide an overwhelming experience that is very mesmerizing and seductive. Her art work soon becomes the most important driving force in Will’s existence. This small-town writer soon discovers he cannot possibly understand or cope with the extraordinary forces of the art work. The farther he pulls away, the stronger and more aggressively he gets drawn back to the art studio. Finally Will has to break off the relationship and the entire experience. Then with a devastating blow to his family he realizes the only hope that he has to save his youngest daughter’s life will be to embrace the artistry and the timeless couple whom he has rejected. 1
I began to ask myself, what am I doing here, where is this life taking me, and how do I make things better for my family? As I was daydreaming within my own ...
Author: Rob Schneider
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
A tale packed with adventure, The Book of Life celebrates the power of friendship and family, and the courage to follow your dreams. To determine whether the heart of humankind is pure and good, two godlike beings engage in an otherworldly wager during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration. They tether two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, into vying for the heart of the beautiful and fiercely independent Maria, with comical and sometimes dangerous consequences. This volume is an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated feature film The Book of Life, from visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera).
You hold in your hands the legendary Book of Life! Well, technically . . . it's the book about the art of The Book of Life, but as my mischievous ...
Author: Jorge Gutierrez
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
This is the book you think you don't have time to read . . . Life admin gets in the way of your life. Appointments, birthdays, dates, bills - they pile up, stress you out, probably cost you money and sleep, and definitely take up too much time. But spending a few precious hours reading this book will create a lifetime of good habits. Full of confessions, hacks and solutions, The Art of Life Admin will help you do less of it, do it better and do something else instead.
This is the book you think you don't have time to read .
Author: Elizabeth Emens
Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)
In the following pages I have attempted to look at the Gita as a treatise on the art of life and to discuss its teachings from that standpoint.
Author: Sir Harsidhbhai Vajubhai Divatia
Author: Harsidhbhai Vajubhai Divatia
A MASTERFUL BOOK ABOUT BREATHING LIFE INTO ART AND ART INTO LIFE “Stephen Nachmanovitch’s The Art of Is is a philosophical meditation on living, living fully, living in the present. To the author, an improvisation is a co-creation that arises out of listening and mutual attentiveness, out of a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. It is a product of the nervous system, bigger than the brain and bigger than the body; it is a once-in-a-lifetime encounter, unprecedented and unrepeatable. Drawing from the wisdom of the ages, The Art of Is not only gives the reader an inside view of the states of mind that give rise to improvisation, it is also a celebration of the power of the human spirit, which — when exercised with love, immense patience, and discipline — is an antidote to hate.” — Yo-Yo Ma, cellist
A MASTERFUL BOOK ABOUT BREATHING LIFE INTO ART AND ART INTO LIFE “Stephen Nachmanovitch’s The Art of Is is a philosophical meditation on living, living fully, living in the present.
Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch
Publisher: New World Library
From very early times the art of prolonging life, and the subject of longevity, have engaged the attention of thinkers and essayists; and some may perhaps contend that these topics, admittedly full of interest, have been thoroughly exhausted. It is true that the art in question has long been recognized and practiced, but the science upon which it really depends is of quite modern origin. New facts connected with longevity have, moreover, been collected within the last few years, and some of these I propose to examine, and further to inquire whether they teach us any fresh means whereby life may be maintained and prolonged...
known French savant, Dr. Bertillon, states that a bachelor of twenty-five is not a better life than a married man of forty-five, and he attributes the ...
Author: L.H. Watson
Publisher: Editions Le Mono
Henry James criticized the impressionism which was revolutionizing French painting and French fiction, and satirized the British aesthetic movement, which championed impressionist criticism. Yet time and again he used the word 'impression' to represent the most intense moments of consciousness of his characters, as well as the work of the literary artist. Henry James and the Art of Impressions argues that the literary art of the impression, as James practised it, places his work within the wider cultural history of impressionism, and means that his work stands outside that history and challenges its very terms. Henry James and the Art of Impressions�offers an unprecedentedly detailed cultural and intellectual history of the impression. It draws on philosophy, psychology, literature, critical theory, and the visual arts to study James's early art criticism, literary criticism, travel writing, prefaces, and the three great novels of his major phase, The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, and The Golden Bowl. It argues that coherent philosophical meanings of the Jamesian impression emerge when they are comprehended as a family of related ideas about perception, imagination, and aesthetics - bound together by James's attempt to reconcile the novel's value as a mimetic form with its value as a transformative creative activity. Henry James and the Art of Impressions traces the development of the impression across a range of disciplines to show the cultural and intellectual debts James's use of the word owes them. It offers a more philosophical account of James to complement the more historicist work of recent decades.
Rather than taking to himself the faintest hints of life in order to convert the very ... process of 'art' searching for the hard latent value' within life, ...
Author: John Scholar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Traces the career of the nineteenth-century English art critic and painter, who associated with the Bloomsbury group, Picasso, and Bernard Shaw
Responsive as he was to the art and architecture he saw , he could become ... He was impressed by Symonds ' humanistic approach to art and life and its ...
Author: Frances Spalding
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Clarence Major is an award-winning painter, fiction writer, and poet-as well as an essayist, editor, anthologist, lexicographer, and memoirist. He has been part of twenty-eight group exhibitions, has had fifteen one-man shows, and has published fourteen collections of poetry and nine works of fiction. The author traces Major's life and career from his complex family history in Georgia through his encounters with important literary and artistic figures in Chicago and New York to his present status as a respected writer, artist, teacher, and scholar living in California.
What the story does do is suggest some of the directions both the art and the life will go in. The emptiness of characters will evolve into the postmodern ...
Author: Keith Eldon Byerman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"The definitive life of O'Keeffe." —Hilton Kramer, Los Angeles Times Georgia O'Keefe (1887?-1986) was one of the most successful American artists of the twentieth century: her arresting paintings of enormous, intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes, and stark white cow skulls are seminal works of modern art. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. This large, finely balanced biography offers an astonishingly honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.
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Author: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Voronsky was an outstanding figure of post-revolutionary Soviet intellectual life, editor of the most important literary journal of the 1920s in the USSR and a supporter of Trotsky and the Left Opposition in the struggle against Stalinism. A defender of "fellow traveler" writes and an opponent of the Proletarian Culture movement, Voronsky was one of the authentic representatives of classical Marxism in the field of literary criticism in the twentieth century. He was executed by Stalin in 1937. Following Voronsky's "rehabilitation" in 1957, several of his writings were published in the USSR in heavily censored form. All cuts have been restored for this edition.
Art of the past is the art of the ruling classes, the bourgeoisie and the ... writers" can evolve "to the side of the proletarian construction of life.
Author: Aleksandr Konstantinovich Voronskiĭ
Publisher: Mehring Books
Category: Literary Criticism
Allan Kaprow's sustained enquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into life in this expanded collection of his most significant writings.
A supposed conflict between art and life has been a theme in Western art at least since ancient Rome , resolved , if at all , in the dialectics of the ...
Author: Allan Kaprow
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The slim volume of essays presented here for the first time in English translation is one of the significant documents of musical aesthetics of this century. If the book itself has remained the province of a mere handful of readers its ideas passed on through a variety of later musical and literary movements became the inspiration for some of the most innovative artistic creations of modern times. Luigi Russolo anticipated-indeed he may have precipitated-a whole range of musical and aesthetic notions that formed the basis of much of the avant-garde thought of the past several decades. His ideas were absorbed modified and eventually transmitted to later generations by a number of movements and individuals-among them the futurists the Dadaists and a number of composers and writers of the nineteen-twenties. The noise instruments he invented fascinated and infuriated his contemporaries and he was among the earliest musicians to put the often-discussed microtone to regular practical use in Western music. Russolo's views looked forward to the time when composers would exercise an absolute choice and control of the sounds that their music employed. He was the precursor of electronic music before electronics had come of age. Publisher's note.
... to the complex noise of fervid , rapid and intense modern life . ... noise timbres become abstract material for works of art to be formed from them .
Author: Luigi Russolo
A compelling biography of the Polish painter and writer Józef Czapski that takes readers to Paris in the Roaring Twenties, to the front lines during WWII, and into the late 20th-century art world. Józef Czapski (1896–1993) lived many lives during his ninety-six years. He was a student in Saint Petersburg during the Russian Revolution and a painter in Paris in the roaring twenties. As a Polish reserve officer fighting against the invading Nazis in the opening weeks of the Second World War, he was taken prisoner by the Soviets. For reasons unknown to this day, he was one of the very few excluded from Stalin’s sanctioned massacres of Polish officers. He never returned to Poland after the war, but worked tirelessly in Paris to keep alive awareness of the plight of his homeland, overrun by totalitarian powers. Czapski was a towering public figure, but painting gave meaning to his life. Eric Karpeles, also a painter, reveals Czapski’s full complexity, pulling together all the threads of this remarkable life.
Brzozowskiempowered him to search for a pure art that avoided the pitfalls of ... With renewedenthusiasm, he gave himselfover to painting, toalife among new ...
Author: Eric Karpeles
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Swami Chinmayananda