The Art of Direction (Hardcover)

The Art of Direction By Ron Ashtiani, Gavin Rothery (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ron Ashtiani, Gavin Rothery (Foreword by)
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Ron Ashtiani brings together twenty-five years of experience directing creative projects for games and film to share what it takes to be a successful art director in the entertainment industry today. Using his well-honed art direction skills and diverse project experience, real-world examples, and clear diagrams, he educates his readers on every element of stellar art design for both video games and movies.
Providing creative and business leadership, as well as being a specialist consultant and regular industry and educational public speaker, he is one of the most resourceful and well-educated practitioners in the field of video game and movie art design, making him perfectly poised to teach others in the industry.
The fully illustrated The Art of Direction book, leads the reader on the journey of the art director, from how to craft an artistic vision to how to successfully manage a team of artists in bringing that vision to life and making the best creative decisions along the way.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781624650093
ISBN-10: 1624650090
Publisher: Design Studio Press
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English


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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
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  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
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  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.