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    The Artist's Guide to Public Art
    How to Find and Win Commissions
    By Lynn Basa
    (Allworth Press)
    Public art commissions--how to find them, how to get them. * First-hand advice from experienced public artists* Written by an artist for artists* Includes expert information on public art law Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced... [READ MORE]
    Art Without Compromise
    By Wendy Richmond
    (Allworth Press)
    Combining 24 years of research and insight from her columns in Communication Arts magazine, artist, educator, and writer Wendy Richmond challenges artists to investigate their work through multiple lenses in her newest book, Art Without Compromise*. Her commentaries, exercises, and wide-ranging references... [READ MORE]
    The Business of Being an Artist
    By Daniel Grant
    (Allworth Press)
    Fine artists are taught many things about the craft of art in the various art schools and university art programs, but rarely do they learn much if anything about how to make a career of their talents. The Business of Being an Artist contains information on how artists may develop a presence in the art... [READ MORE]
    The Changing Concept of Reality in Art
    By Deborah Rosenthal, By Erwin Rosenthal
    (Arcade Publishing)
    "The transmutation of artistic form," writes Erwin Rosenthal, "depends on individual decisions and cultural development. But there are basic laws of self-expression which do not change, which are perpetual because they accord with the structure of the human mind and soul." These penetrating studies explore... [READ MORE]
    The Calder Family and Other Critters
    Portraits and Reflections
    By Sandra Calder Davidson, Introduction by Jed Perl
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Alexander Calder was one of the most original artists of the twentieth century and a major figure in American art. Renowned for his mobiles and stabiles, he also created the beloved Calder Circus, an early performance piece now preserved at the Whitney Museum. He was a contemporary and friend of Marcel... [READ MORE]
    The Business of Being an Artist
    By Daniel Grant
    (Allworth Press)
    The fifth edition of this updated and expanded classic provides visual artists with an in-depth guide to developing and building a career as a professional artist. Veteran art writer Daniel Grant weaves the words and experiences of dozens of practicing artists throughout this informative volume to describe... [READ MORE]
    The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made
    A Family Memoir
    By Flora Miller Biddle
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Until Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened her studio on Eighth Street in Manhattan in 1914—which evolved into the Whitney Museum almost two decades later—there were few art museums in the United States, let alone galleries, for contemporary artists to exhibit their work. When the mansions of the wealthy... [READ MORE]
    Uncontrollable Beauty: Toward a New Aesthetics
    By Bill Beckley
    (Allworth Press)
    The notion of beauty and its relationship to contemporary art is once again arousing passionate discussion and wide-spread debate among artists, writers, critics, and curators. Uncontrollable Beauty is the first anthology to capture this new wave of critical discourse, examining the role of beauty in... [READ MORE]
    Making Your Film for Less Outside the U.S.
    By Mark Dewayne
    (Allworth Press)
    At last, here is a definitive step-by-step guide that explains everything needed to successfully produce and distribute films overseas. Following the advice found here, filmmakers will learn to make films in foreign countries that cost less money and allow the artists greater creative control. Chapters... [READ MORE]
    Guide to Getting Arts Grants
    By Ellen Liberatori
    (Allworth Press)
    Get that arts grant and be more independent! In this book, artists and arts groups will find all they need to know to support themselves through grants and special projects. This expert guide, written by an insider who has been on both the grant-making and the grant-writing side of the arts, shows readers... [READ MORE]
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