Abigail has always known she is special. She is part of a special group, the Artists, who have been changing the face of reality for over 700 years. Over time, as the Artists´ gifts became incredibly valuable, the Artists´ paintings of these worlds became the choice of living for the human race, causing Earth to turn into a desolate wasteland. Seven hundred years later, nearly all of the Artists are in hiding, avoiding the Terantines, criminals who want nothing more than to round up the Artists´ and enslave them. Abigail doesn´t know exactly what her place is among the Artists; she was abandoned when she was a baby, left in the care of her guardian, Annabeth, who has begun her training. But everything changes on Abigail´s 18th birthday, when she begins the process of discovering that she is not who she thought she was...and that the ultimate fate of the Artists rests in her hands. This imaginative, richly characterized novel will have you on the edge of your seat from the first minute to the last. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shiromi Arserio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040138/bk_acx0_040138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Italian Mannerist architect and painter, Giorgio Vasari was acquainted with many of the most famous artists of his day. He is best-known today for his biographies of artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and Giotto. This recording is read with clarity and authority by Neville Jason. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neville Jason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000485/bk_naxo_000485_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.
Chicago performance artist Rose Caffrey is desperate to sell her sister´s 19th-century farmhouse in Southern Illinois. She´s haunted by her sister´s death from a fall inside the house. But when Rose discovers three murals in an upstairs bedroom depicting strange images of Native Americans and bizarre 19th-century landscapes, she becomes obsessed with knowing the artist´s identity and the meaning of the murals. Buried for over 175 years under wallpaper and paint, the murals hint at secrets tied to the old house, the artist, and the nearby 1836 Trail of Tears Camp Ground Cemetery. Only one mural remains to be uncovered. And Rose is convinced the hidden mural holds the key to deciphering the other three. As art restorer Alex Hague peels away the layers of wallpaper from the last mural, Rose searches for the artist´s identity. But all her discoveries only add to the murals´ mysteries. What the last mural reveals launches Rose and Alex on a quest for one of the greatest lost art treasures of 16th-century America. Pursued by an unknown adversary who seems to know their every move, they race across the country hunting for the treasure. What Rose never expects to find are crimes going back over 400 years with the potential to transform American history - if she can escape the fate of the other lost artists before her. The Lost Artist is a fast-paced mystery thriller that shatters the very foundation of American history. Beneath the layers of time lurks a truth worth killing for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001483/bk_bimo_001483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this spare, seductive novel, Don DeLillo inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time - time, love, and human perception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000254/bk_sans_000254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.