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  • Acting in LA
    How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood

    (Allworth Press)
    Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown. Even if they happen to make it onto a set, many are clueless about what’s expected of... [READ MORE]
  • The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing
    How to Brand and Promote Your Unique Image

    (Allworth Press)
    Stand Out from the Competition! How do actors sell their personality? What does it take to make a lasting impression? How can actors use their image to achieve their dreams? The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing answers all these questions and more. With a background in acting and publicity, author Carla... [READ MORE]
  • Art as Social Action
    An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art

    (Allworth Press)
    "Art as Social Action . . . is an essential guide to deepening social art practices and teaching them to students." —Laura Raicovich, president and executive director, Queens Museum Art as Social Action is both a general introduction to and an illustrated, practical textbook for the field of social practice,... [READ MORE]
  • Safe use of art or craft materials requires awareness and training. A host of toxic industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants, including lead, cadmium, mercury, asbestos, cancer-causing dyes and pigments, and brain-damaging hydrocarbon solvents, are often found in these materials. The Artist’s... [READ MORE]
  • The Artist's Guide to Public Art
    How to Find and Win Commissions (Second Edition)

    (Allworth Press)
    A comprehensive guide to the complex world of public art. Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators provide in-the-trenches advice and insight, while a chapter on public art law, written by... [READ MORE]
  • Citizen Designer
    Perspectives on Design Responsibility (Second Edition)

    (Allworth Press)
    Balancing Social, Professional, and Artistic Views What does it mean to be a designer in today's corporate-driven, overbranded global consumer culture? Citizen Designer, Second Edition, attempts to answer this question with more than seventy debate-stirring essays and interviews espousing viewpoints... [READ MORE]
  • The Copyright Guide
    How You Can Protect and Profit from Copyright

    (Allworth Press)
    While copyright may seem like a mystery full of pitfalls, it is actually quite easy to understand—as Lee Wilson demonstrates in The Copyright Guide, Fourth Edition. This resource explains everything you need to know to make copyright work for you, including how to license your copyrights, how to acquire... [READ MORE]
  • The Creative Path
    A View from the Studio on the Making of Art

    (Allworth Press)
    Demystifying the creative process. The Creative Path is an inquiry into the creative process from philosophical, psychological, spiritual, and practical points of view. In this welcoming work on the creative process, Carolyn Dobkin Schlam encourages the reader to embark upon his or her own journey of... [READ MORE]
  • Drawing with Dynamic Perspective
    Art for Animation and Live-Action Film

    (Allworth Press)
    Learn how to use perspective drawing to animate your artwork! In Drawing with Dynamic Perspective, rather than teaching readers what to measure or how to "clean up" a crisp line, the focus is on how to think—how to scribble on a paper napkin or doodle in a sketchbook and where to arrange it later at... [READ MORE]
  • Essentials of Fine Art Finance
    A Guide to Extraordinary Figures for Dealers, Collectors, Advisors, and Artists

    (Allworth Press)
    Money is not an end itself but is a means to an end, and none other than John Maynard Keynes felt that the goal of human life should be not the making of money but the creation and appreciation of artistic works of true beauty. Yet the transformation of money in a bank account into an artistic work of... [READ MORE]
  • Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius
    A Guide for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Kindred Spirits

    (Allworth Press)
    How to Get Others to Support Your Vision If you have a dream that needs backing, be it an art project, an invention, or even a business, this is the book for you. Brainard Carey offers advice with solid examples of how building relationships with sponsors, investors, grant-makers, and patrons is something... [READ MORE]
  • How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist
    Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul

    (Allworth Press)
    “Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist.” —The New York Times Written for fine artists ready to launch their careers as well as experienced artists who wish to relaunch their careers, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, an acclaimed guide, empowers artists to... [READ MORE]
  • The Interior Design Reader
    (Allworth Press)
    The Interior Design Reader is an essential source for the interior designer or design student, incorporating excerpts of key works on design theory from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. By documenting the ideas and philosophies that provided the foundations of design styles and movements... [READ MORE]
  • “No writer, beginning or experienced, will want to be without this book.” —Jean Auel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children series A career as a writer involves much more than the act of writing itself. In The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, Fifth... [READ MORE]
  • The Patent Guide
    How You Can Protect and Profit from Patents

    (Allworth Press)
    Coming up with a million-dollar idea is only the first step in what might seem like a long and difficult process. In The Patent Guide, Second Edition, experienced patent attorneys Carl W. Battle and Andrea D. Small deliver basic and comprehensive advice that is easy to understand and will allow you to... [READ MORE]
  • Selling Art without Galleries
    Toward Making a Living from Your Art

    (Allworth Press)
    “Not simply a how-to book, Selling Art without Galleries is a hands-on guidebook to daily life in the complex and sometimes murky world of the art market.” —Sculpture Magazine The days in which artists must get their work into galleries in order to gain success and recognition are long over. With that... [READ MORE]
  • “An essential read for freelance writers.” —The Writer magazine Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Third Edition, offers a step-by-step guide to launching a successful freelance career. For beginners and experts, full time or part time, Moira Allen explains everything freelancer writers need... [READ MORE]
  • The Trademark Guide
    How You Can Protect and Profit from Trademarks (Third Edition)

    (Allworth Press)
    A User-Friendly Handbook on Understanding Trademarks Intellectual-property lawyer Lee Wilson, who has been studying and writing about trademark law for more than thirty years, knows that trademarks are a crucial part of the American economy. In plain language with scores of real-life examples, this new... [READ MORE]
  • Your Architecture Career
    How to Build a Successful Professional Life

    (Allworth Press)
    Master the business side of architecture with advice from an expert architect. In Your Architecture Career, Gary Unger provides tips and guidance to students, interns, architects, and firm owners to help them understand and master the business side of architecture and interior design. Students in school... [READ MORE]

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