Chase s Calendar of Events 2015

  • Filename: chase-s-calendar-of-events-2015.
  • ISBN: 9780071835459
  • Release Date: 2014-10-17
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2015 brings you: Major sporting events such as the FIFA Women's World Cup (June 6), the Pan American Games (July 10) and the 48th Transpacific Yacht Race (July 13). Milestones such as the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, 200th anniversary of Waterloo, 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, 75th anniversary of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, 150th birth anniversary of poet W.B. Yeats and much more. New birthday entries for newsmakers like the new king of Spain, Felipe VI of Bourbon and Greece (Jan 30), or political activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Nov 7); sports stars such as Meryl Davis (Jan 1) and Johnny Manziel (Dec 6); and entertainers Lupita Nyong'o (Mar 1), Chiwetel Ejiofor (July 10), Jamie Dornan (May 1), Dakota Johnson (Oct 4), Lorde (Nov 7) and Macklemore (June 19). New special days such as Take Your Poet to Work Day (July 15), National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day (Mar 1), National Biscotti Day (Sept 29), Runner's Selfie Day (June 23), No Selfies Day (Mar 16) and many more. New! Get exclusive access to the Chase's Calendar of Events companion website with: What's on Today? All the holidays, events, anniversaries, celebrity birthdays, and so on for the current day Advanced Search: customize your search--date ranges, location, key word, category, attendance--however you want! Unique Festivals of the World: a new, interactive map of the world--click on a country and discover its major festivals Tabbed pages for Major Awards, About the Holidays, Spotlight for 2015, Glossary of Calendar Terms and Special Months For information on the url and password of the companion website, please see details inside the book.

The Iridescence of Birds

  • Filename: the-iridescence-of-birds.
  • ISBN: 9781466876644
  • Release Date: 2014-10-14
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Patricia MacLachlan
  • Publisher: Macmillan



If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this beautiful, unusual picture book about one of the world's most famous and influential artists by acclaimed author and Newbery Medal-winning Patricia MacLachlan and innovative illustrator Hadley Hooper. A Neal Porter Book

Chatting with Henri Matisse

  • Filename: chatting-with-henri-matisse.
  • ISBN: 9781606061299
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 356
  • Author: Henri Matisse
  • Publisher: Getty Publications



In 1941 the Swiss art critic Pierre Courthion interviewed Henri Matisse while the artist was in bed recovering from a serious operation. It was an extensive interview, seen at the time as a vital assessment of Matisse's career and set to be published by Albert Skira's then newly established Swiss press. After months of complicated discussions between Courthion and Matisse, and just weeks before the book was to come out--the artist even had approved the cover design--Matisse suddenly refused its publication. A typescript of the interview now resides in Courthion's papers at the Getty Research Institute. This rich conversation, conducted during the Nazi occupation of France, is published for the first time in this volume, where it appears both in English translation and in the original French version. Matisse unravels memories of his youth and his life as a bohemian student in Gustave Moreau's atelier. He recounts his experience with collectors, including Albert C. Barnes. He discusses fame, writers, musicians, politicians, and, most fascinatingly, his travels. Chatting with Henri Matisse, introduced by Serge Guilbaut, contains a preface by Claude Duthuit, Matisse's grandson, and essays by Yve-Alain Bois and Laurence Bertrand Dorléac. The book includes unpublished correspondence and other original documents related to Courthion's interview and abounds with details about avant-garde life, tactics, and artistic creativity in the first half of the twentieth century.

Henri s Scissors

  • Filename: henri-s-scissors.
  • ISBN: 9781442464858
  • Release Date: 2013-08-27
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Jeanette Winter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Step into the colorful world of Henri Matisse and his magnificent paper cutouts! In a small weaving town in France, a young boy named Henri-Emile Matisse drew pictures everywhere, and when he grew up, he moved to Paris and became a famous artist who created paintings that were adored around the world. But late in life a serious illness confined him to a wheelchair, and amazingly, it was from there that he created among his most beloved works—enormous and breathtaking paper cutouts. Based on the life of Henri Matisse, this moving and inspirational picture book biography includes a note from the author, dynamic quotes from Matisse himself, and an illuminating look at a little-known part of a great artist’s creative process.

This is Matisse

  • Filename: this-is-matisse.
  • ISBN: 1780674791
  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Catherine Ingram
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing



In the history of twentieth century modernism, Henri Matisse is a calm and unstoppable revolution of creative genius. Trained originally in the French classical manner, he was inspired by the Impressionists and Cézanne to create in a style that brought out the beauty of colour, form and line by reducing them to their essentials. While considered a leader of the Fauves and an inspiration to most of the great figures in modern art, he wasn't particularly interested in being associated with any particular school or trend. A family man who worked 'office hours' in his studio he defies the image of the artist as enfant terrible or tortured soul. In a career spanning six decades, he produced masterpiece after masterpiece that constantly challenge how we perceive color and form. This title is appropriate for ages 14 and up

In Montmartre

  • Filename: in-montmartre.
  • ISBN: 1594204950
  • Release Date: 2015-04-21
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Sue Roe
  • Publisher: Penguin Press



Discusses the bohemian world of art in Paris between 1900-1910.

Graphic Passion

  • Filename: graphic-passion.
  • ISBN: 0271071117
  • Release Date: 2015-10-12
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: John Bidwell
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press



"Recounts the publication history of nearly fifty books illustrated by Henri Matisse, including Lettres portugaises, Mallarmé's Poésies, and Matisse's own Jazz. Explores his illustration methods, typographic precepts, literary sensibilities, and opinions about the role of the artist in the publication process"--Provided by publisher.

Matisse s Garden

  • Filename: matisse-s-garden.
  • ISBN: 0870709100
  • Release Date: 2014-10-07
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Samantha Friedman
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams



Describes how the artist Henri Matisse began cutting shapes out of paper and posting them on his walls, and how this simple pastime developed into a series of remarkable works of art, and presents fold-out reproductions of eight examples.

Painting the Modern Garden

  • Filename: painting-the-modern-garden.
  • ISBN: 1910350036
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 325
  • Author: Ann Dumas
  • Publisher:



"While depictions of gardens are found throughout history, the impressionists were among the first to portray gardens directly from life, focusing on their color and form rather than using them as a background. This volume explores the close, symbiotic relationship between artists and gardens that developed during the latter part of the 19th and first part of the 20th centuries, centering on Monet, a great horticulturalist as well as a great artist who cultivated gardens wherever he lived, and the creation of his masterpiece garden at Giverny, where he painted his renowned water-lilies series. Beautifully illustrated with masterpieces by Monet and later painters--Renoir, Bonnard, Sargent, Klee, Kandinsky, and Matisse, among others--Painting the Modern Garden traces the evolution of the garden theme from impressionist visions of light and atmosphere to retreats for reverie, sites for bold experimentation, sanctuaries, and, ultimately, signifiers of a world restored to order--a paradise regained."--Publisher's description.

Oriental Mythology

  • Filename: oriental-mythology.
  • ISBN: 9781611780024
  • Release Date: 2015-01-14
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation



Explore the power of myth as it flowered in Asia In this second volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell's major work of comparative mythology — the pre-eminent mythologist looks at Asian mythology as it developed over the course of five thousand years into the distinctive religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, and Japan. The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell's masterworks. On completing it, he wrote: Its main result for me has been the confirmation of a thought I have long and faithfully entertained: of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology, but also in its spiritual history, which has everywhere unfolded in the manner of a single symphony, with its themes announced, developed, amplified and turned about, distorted, reasserted, and today, in a grand fortissimo of all sections sounding together, irresistibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge. This new digital edition, part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series, includes over forty new illustrations. "It is impossible to read this startling and entertaining book without an enlarged sense of total human possibility and an increased receptivity—'open-endedness' as Thomas Mann called it—to the still living past." — Robert Gorham Davis

Nicolas de Sta l

  • Filename: nicolas-de-sta-l.
  • ISBN: 0988618826
  • Release Date: 2015-04-28
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Michael Peppiatt
  • Publisher: Mitchell-Inness & Nash



Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955) was one of the most celebrated European painters of the postwar period. His career was brief but intense; in the span of about 15 years he became a leading figure of what is now called the School of Paris. This catalogue documents his most prolific decade, the 1950s.

Jenny Saville

  • Filename: jenny-saville.
  • ISBN: 0847845664
  • Release Date: 2015-03-03
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: John Elderfield
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications



Oxyrhynchus is a city in upper Egypt that was established in 332 BC and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites ever discovered. Saville references the layer upon layer of discoveries at Oxyrhynchus in her new body of work, the final effect being a mysterious narrative of layered bodies and images. The dozen new works presented are a combination of oil, charcoal, and pastel on canvas and a combination of landscape and figures weaving throughout each other.

The Clever Kids Colouring Book

  • Filename: the-clever-kids-colouring-book.
  • ISBN: 1780553188
  • Release Date: 2015-03-05
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Chris Dickason
  • Publisher: Buster Books



This new title for clever kids is packed with cool colouring challenges - including things to find and colour, mazes to solve, colour-by-numbers activities or colour-code puzzles. Creative kids who love colouring in will be entertained for hours. With hilarious artwork by beloved Buster illustrator, Chris Dickason, each page is partially coloured which will inspire budding artists to creatively complete each amazing picture puzzle.

Artists and Their Cats

  • Filename: artists-and-their-cats.
  • ISBN: 1452133557
  • Release Date: 2015-03-03
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Alison Nastasi
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books



Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo . . . so many great artists have shared one very special love: the companionship of cats. Gathered here for the first time are behind-thescenes stories of more than 50 famous artists and their feline friends. From Salvador Dali's pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's menagerie of cats, including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), Artists and Their Cats captures these endearing friendships in charming photographs and engaging text, and reveals what creative souls and the animals best known for their independent spirits have in common. In this clever compilation, art aficionados will discover a softer side of their favorite artists, and cat lovers will enjoy a whole new way to celebrate their favorite furry friends.

The Art of Rivalry

  • Filename: the-art-of-rivalry.
  • ISBN: 9781922253163
  • Release Date: 2016-08-29
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: Sebastian Smee
  • Publisher: Text Publishing



Genius, friend, rival: this is the story of four pairs of artists whose intense relationships spurred and shaped their art. Matisse and Picasso. Manet and Degas. Bacon and Freud. De Kooning and Pollock. Eight of the most significant modern artists; four pairs linked by friendship and a shared spirit of competitiveness. But in each case the relationship had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end and a beginning, a break that led to audacious creative innovations. Absorbing, informed and provocative, Sebastian Smee’s The Art of Rivalry takes us to heart of each of these relationships. It offers revelatory insights into the ways in which these major artists influenced and changed each other—and into their ultimate quest ‘to be unique, original, inimitable; to acquire the solitude, the singularity, of greatness’. Sebastian Smee is the Boston Globe’s art critic. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 and a winner in 2011. His writing about art has appeared in many of the leading papers in Australia, the UK and the US. He grew up in Adelaide. ‘Smee’s double portraits are deeply moving, even haunting in their investigations of artistic and emotional symbioses of incalculable intricacy and consequence.’ Booklist ‘Vivid and exuberant writing about art...[brings] great works to life with love and appreciation.’ Pulitzer citation ‘Smee takes readers deep into the beginnings of modern art in a way that not only enlightens, but also builds a stronger appreciation of the influences that created the environment that fostered its development.’ Kirkus p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} ‘Smee’s book is full of interest and elegance and compelling insights into formative moments in, not just art, but Western culture more broadly.’ Australian Book Review ‘This is magnificent book on the relationships at the roots of artistic genius. Smee offers a gripping tale of the fine line between friendship and competition, tracing how the ties that torment us most are often the ones that inspire us most.’ Adam Grant, author of Originals and Give and Take ‘The keynotes of Sebastian Smee’s criticism have always included a fine feeling for the what of art—he knows how to evoke the way pictures really strike the eye—and an equal sense of the how of art: how art emerges from the background of social history. To these he now adds a remarkable capacity for getting down the who of art—the enigma of artists’ personalities, and the way that, two at a time, they can often intersect to reshape each in the other’s image. With these gifts all on the page together, The Art of Rivalry gives us a remarkable and engrossing book on pretty much the whole of art.’ Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon ‘Modern art’s major pairs of frenemies are a subject so fascinating, it’s strange to have a book on it only now—and a stroke of luck, for us, that the author is Sebastian Smee. He brings the perfect combination of artistic taste and human understanding, and a prose style as clear as spring water, to the drama and occasional comedy of men who inspired and annoyed one another to otherwise inexplicable heights of greatness.’ Peter Schjeldahl, New Yorker art critic ‘Beautifully written...This ambitious and impressive work is an utterly absorbing read.’ STARRED Review, Publishers Weekly ‘Absorbing, informed and provocative, Sebastian Smee’s The Art of Rivalry takes us to heart of each of these relationships. It offers revelatory insights into the ways in which these major artists influenced and changed each other.’ Australian Arts Review

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