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Ian Yang

Ways of seeing - Google Books - 0 views

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    Borrowed this book from a local library a couple of weeks ago. To be honest, it's a bit shocking to me 'cause this book offers a new and quite thought-provoking perspective that helps me to interpret art in a way I have never imagined.

    Here is another website that gathers few paragraphs from the last chapter about how publicity disguises itself in the form of art and influences our daily life physically and mentally.
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    This is a great book and it's stood the test of time quite well. Another book I read recently called Do Good Design by David Berman reminded me of Berger's book. In many ways they are very similar but Berman's book focuses entirely on graphic design and directly challenges designers to take responsibility for the culture they create.
    http://www.davidberman.com/social/dogood.php
Ian Yang

Computer Arts - Be more creative - 0 views

  • It’s vital to keep your creative juices flowing when fulfilling design briefs, for both your work and your sanity. Industry pros reveal how they stay inspired
  • Computers aren’t everything – screens don’t provide solutions if you stare at them for long enough. Wrench yourself free and investigate relevant media and forms of expression.
  • If you’re working solo, however, work fast and don’t think too much – use sketchbooks to get ideas down quickly. And, when struggling, don’t force ideas; instead, temporarily put a project on hold and work on something else. Projects often then inform each other.
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    "Computers aren't everything" I think that's an incredibly important statement. Drawing with a nice pen or pencil on good paper can get you thinking in a very different way than arranging pixels on a screen. When I'm stuck, or even when I'm not stuck for ideas I find the nearest library and look for the oldest, largest most decrepit books and pull them off the shelf to look at them. There are many gems languishing on forgotten shelves. The other day I found a very large book from the 1920s chock full of beautifully colored prints of Masonic symbols and imagery. I took photos, if anyone's interested...
Ian Yang

van Gogh's Letters - Unabridged - 0 views

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    I borrowed a book of van Gogh's letters from a local library, and what can I say, I'm not only totally fascinated by him, but feel so bad when reading the last letter he wrote his brother before his death. His artwork and writing both are greatest treasure an artist can't live without!

    Ian
Ian Yang

Subscribe to ArtReview magazine - artreview.com - 0 views

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    The statement "Collecting Art: Everyone's at it, why aren't you?" on the cover caught my attention first then it's the news that artreview offers free, on-line magazine for your pleasure, at least for the first 6 months (I don't even know what that means!).

    - Ian

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