The exciting, new art book memoir titled: “Selected Early Creative Works: A Memoir", presents, and showcases original fine art by international artist and painter Mr. Robert Bruce Ferguson (1920-1990). This incredible book is a world premiere presentation for 20th century fine art by Bob Ferguson that the public around the world have never seen before. This art is just a sample of his prolific body of fine art works. The award winning "Memoir Book" was one of the best books of 2017. See the free book preview or overview available on the internet. The book is a memoir to the talented and gifted American artist and teacher Mr Robert B. Ferguson. The book consists of original fine art paintings, and autobiography by the subject artist, and American essays, and biography by the author. The book is chiefly color, includes bibliographical references, and has approximately 220 text pages, with a page size of 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" and a soft cover.
Featuring exquisite photos of 800 contemporary and historic works, this first-of-its-kind book reveals how the process of casting—pouring material into a mold—has transformed our world through its history and omnipresence. In these image-rich pages, craft, fine art, design, and everyday objects offer us perspectives on casting’s unique possibilities, its place in history, and its role in contemporary object creation. Comprehensive and insightful, the book includes writings on casting as it relates to Art History (by Suzanne Ramljak), Ceramics (by Ezra Shales), Glass (by Susie Silbert), Large Metal (by Joe Becherer), Jewelry (by Jen Townsend), and Alternative Materials (by Elaine King). A multi-disciplinary approach—including everything from traditional lost wax casting in non-ferrous metals to casting rubber, glass, porcelain, plaster, and some very unexpected materials—makes this an essential resource for artists, craftspeople, historians, designers, and everyone interested in the objects that populate our world.
Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses issues in designing, implementing, evaluating, and publishing ABR studies. Coverage includes the full range of ABR genres, including those based in literature (such as narrative and poetic inquiry); performance (music, dance, playbuilding); visual arts (drawing and painting, collage, installation art, comics); and audiovisual and multimethod approaches. Each genre is described in detail and brought to life with robust research examples. Team approaches, ethics, and public scholarship are discussed, as are innovative ways that ABR is used within creative arts therapies, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, business, and other disciplines. The companion website includes selected figures from the book in full color, additional online-only figures, and links to online videos of performance pieces.