Art: Conveying the quality of communication
What is art? A painter lifts the brush ... A musician raises an instrument ... A writer sets the scene ... A dancer makes a leap ... An actor takes the stage ...
Each is striving to communicate successfully through their own particular art form.
When are they creating art? And when are they not? And who is to decide anyway?
The field of art teems with critics, columnists and experts. So why hasnt anyone been able to answer this one simple question:
What is art?
Finally, a breakthrough has been made. And you need to know about it.
"What is art? is one of the least answered of human questions," says L. Ron Hubbard in the book, Art. "Art abounds with authorities. It was chosen because that field containing the most authorities contains the least codified knowledge. The obvious invitation is to answer the question and codify the subject. This has now been done."
Mr. Hubbard, himself a professional artist in many fields, including musical composition, screenwriting, directing and photography, set out to define the subject of art and isolate its basic principles - simple principles you can apply in your art, your profession and in life itself.
History of the book:
In 1965, Mr. Hubbard wrote, "For some fifteen years I have been studying, amongst other branches of philosophy, the subject of ART... I have made a breakthrough at last in this matter."
And thus began a series of articles on the subject of art. Written between August 1965 and March 1984 and called the "Art Series," these 17 articles became the basis for the highly popular "Hubbard Basic Art Course".
These articles were compiled, published and released in book form according to the authors wishes in 1991.
Chapters include such topics as:
- The Joy of Creating
- What the fundamentals of ART really are
- What ART has to do with communication -- and why
- What defines a true professional
- What is "message" and how does one get his message across
- How to convey depth in art, use color, including color harmony, color depth and color associations
- What "mood lines" are and how to use them effectively in composition and design of all types
Study and apply the data in ART, and start successfully communicating through your art to get your message across.
"We instinctively revere the great artist, painter or musician and society as a whole looks upon them as not quite ordinary beings. And they are not. They are a cut above man... He who can truly communicate to others is a higher being who builds new worlds."
L. Ron Hubbard
from The Auditor No. 10
Beautiful "coffee-table" sized hardback
Detailed subject index
Published in English
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