Sunday , July 14 2024

Visual Arts

Book Review: ‘The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone’ by Olivia Laing Examines Loneliness and Art

"The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" is Olivia Laing's sometimes idiosyncratic critical analyses of artists and their work are wrapped in her own personal journey, a journey both physical and emotional.

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Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Totem’ by Cirque du Soleil

'Totem'is a story about man's relationship with nature, as well as with the flora and fauna around us. As with most Cirque du Soleil productions, there isn't a solid narrative, which some might find problematic if you're looking for a logical plot. Rather, imagery and connotative stories take centre stage.

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Software Review: Xara Designer Pro X11

Xara Designer Pro X11 is an all-in-one design tool that handles bit maps, vector illustration, photo editing, page layout and website design/publishing. It combines the features found in Xara’s stand-alone products -- Xara Web Designer 11 Premium, Xara Page & Layout Designer 11, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 – into one package. I installed Designer Pro X11 and compared it to the competition in terms of user experience, features, and cost.

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AdobeMAX: Unleashing Your Creative Weirdo

A model, a DJ, and sugar skulls highlighted “Unleashing Your Creative Weirdo” at AdobeMAX, and that was just before the break. This workshop was one of a series of classes, speeches, and hands-on practice available at the LA Convention Center, October 5-7. AdobeMAX brings together users of Adobe software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat, with the engineers, developers and other people at Adobe Software who make the magic happen.

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Book Review: ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, 150th Anniversary Edition Illustrated by Salvador Dalí

It's a great pleasure to rediscover Lewis Carroll's classic in this modestly priced new Princeton University Press edition, with marvelous illustrations created by Salvador Dalí for a long out-of-print 1969 printing.

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