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Summary: "Set in 1964, Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti. Lord's perspective reveals a unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes chaos of the artistic process. While on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend Giacometti to sit for a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Fi

Oliver, Mary

Summary: A collection of essays follows the author as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor; her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her; and the responsibility she has inherited from the great thinkers and writers of the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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Pressfield, Steven.

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Summary: "In this powerful, straight-from-the-hip examination of the internal obstacles to success, bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers to creativity. The War of Art is an inspirational, funny, well-aimed kick in the pants guaranteed to galvanize every would-be artist, visionary, or entrepreneur."--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Irish Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 PRE

Summary: "The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes"--Www.metacritic.com.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Microsoft Corp. 2014

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1 available in Video Games, Call number: GAME XBOXONE MIN

McPhee, John

Summary: The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher Draft No. 4 is an elucidation of the writer's craft by a master practitioner. In a series of playful but expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined during his long-running course at Princeton University, where he has launched some of the most esteemed...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 808 MCP

Grogan, Jake

Summary: "A collection of the true stories that inspired 202 of the world's most famous books"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 808.3 GRO

Flaherty, Alice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

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Fitzgerald, Michael

Contents: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) -- Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) -- Herman Melville (1819-91) -- Lewis Carroll (1832-98) -- William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) -- Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) -- George Orwell (1903-50) -- Bruce Chatwin (1940-89) -- Spinoza (1632-77) -- Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) -- Simone Weil (1909-43) -- A.J. Ayer (1910-89) -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) -- Ludwig van...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8588 FIT

Summary: "Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge! Colby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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Bennett, Paula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 BEN

Barnett, Mac

Summary: When his friend Circle asks him to do her portrait after praising him as a sculptor and genius, Square struggles to carve her likeness from a stone block.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BAR

Edwards, David

Summary: Attempts to show how innovation in the post-Google generation is often catalyzed by those who cross a conventional line so firmly drawn between the arts and the sciences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 Edwards

McNiff, Shaun.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.8515 MCN

Barry, Lynda

Summary: "It" is a highly imaginative, image-and-words collage, mashed-up with a how-to-write book and highlighted with autobiographical snippets. Barry's purpose is to urge readers to interact with their own imagery, ideas, and stories, then write and/or draw them. The text wanders through a colorful, free-form garden of birds, animals, flowers, and snippets of letters and quotations, almost demanding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 741.5 BAR

Lacey, Catherine

Summary: An "illustrated chain of entanglements (romantic and otherwise) between some of our best-loved writers and artists of the twentieth century ... from Frida Kahlo to Colette to Hemingway to Dali; from Coco Chanel to Stravinsky to Miles Davis to Orson Welles"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 LAC

Cameron, Julia.

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1995

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Carter, Ally

Summary: Have you always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you're really great at writing the first few chapters . . . but you never quite make it to the end? Or do you finally have a finished manuscript, but you're not sure what to do next? Fear not -- if you have writing-related questions, this book has answers! Whether you're writing for fun or to build a career,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 808 CAR

Mountain Dreamer, Oriah

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperSanFrancisco 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 MOU

Waters, John

Summary: "When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and anyone seeking happiness and success on their own terms. Now we all can...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158 WAT

Smith, Anna Deavere.

Summary: From "the most exciting individual in American theater" (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith's brass-tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 Smith

Smee, Sebastian

Summary: "Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists -- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 SME

Cameron, Julia.

Summary: The author's sequel to her successful guide to creativity shows readers how to tap their child-like inquisitiveness, wonder, and delight to re-connect with their own creative selves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 CAM

Pressfield, Steven.

Summary: Turning pro is free, but it's not easy. When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. Turning pro is free, but it demands sacrifice. The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Irish Entertainment 2012

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Ohkubo, Atsushi.

Summary: Weapon meister Maka is determined to turn her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, into a powerful death scythe, and Maka and her fellow meisters work to master their weapons as they attempt to collect and devour the tainted souls of ninety-nine humans and one witch.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 OHK