(2003/IN-AKUSTIK) Deutsch/English, 4:3, Dolby Digital 5.1, 70 Min.;
The Body Artist begins with normality: breakfast between a married couple, Lauren and Rey, in their ramshackle rented house on the New England coast. Recording their delicate, intimate, half-complete thoughts and words, Don DeLillo proves himself a stunningly unsentimental observer of our idiosyncratic relationships. But after breakfast, Rey makes a decision that leaves Lauren utterly alone, or seems to. As Lauren, the body artist of the title, becomes strangely detached from herself and the temporal world, the novel becomes an exploration of a highly abnormal grieving process; a fascinating exposé of who we are when we are not rehearsing who we are; and a rarefied study of trauma and creativity, absence and presence, isolation and communion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000970/bk_macm_000970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this definitive guide to resources, aspiring artists and serious amateurs devoted to their art will find scores of time-tested strategies to help them set up and work safely from a home studio; learn where and how to acquire appropriate art materials; develop their abilities with others as well as create art alone; explore opportunities for education in a wide variety of forms; and much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008996/bk_adbl_008996_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Hunger Artist (Ein Hungerkünstler) is a short story by Franz Kafka first published in Die neue Rundschau in 1922. The story was also included in the collection A Hunger Artist (Ein Hungerkünstler), the last book Kafka prepared for publication, printed after Kafka´s death. The protagonist, a hunger artist who experiences the decline in appreciation of his craft, is an archetypical creation of Kafka: an individual marginalized and victimized by society at large. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cori Samuel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068727/bk_acx0_068727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artists have enriched our lives with their contributions. Meet Michelangelo in 1485 when he was born in a small village in Tuscany. You’ll travel with him to Rome at the age of 21 and understand how he came to complete some of the world’s most influential pieces of art, including the statue David and the awe-inspiring ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took him four years to complete. Meet another Italian, the fascinating Rosalba Carriera, who from lowly beginnings went on to become an influential Rococo painter. Samuel Morse is of course known for developing Morse code, but few people realize he was actually an artist. He painted influential figures, including President John Adams, and was the artist of pieces including Dying Hercules. Finally, you’ll get a unique insight into the inspiring life story of Leonardo da Vinci, who many believe to be the most diversely talented man to have lived. Understand his major works, including The Last Supper and Virgin of the Rocks within the context of his real life. Be inspired by this amazing story as it comes alive through BioViews, a short biographical story similar to an interview. These inspirational audiobooks from Amazing People Worldwide provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crpr/000169/bk_crpr_000169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term ´´Renaissance´´, was the first to outline the influential theory of Renaissance art that traces a progression through Giotto, Brunelleschi, and finally the titanic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael. This new translation, specially commissioned for the Oxford World´s Classics series, contains 36 of the most important lives. Lives of the Artists is an invaluable classic to add to your collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015945/bk_tant_015945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.