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The Genius of Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro has been one of the most unique movie directors for the past 15 years. His works have an authentic and unique feel that is rare in western cinema. Watching most of his movies has always been not just a treat for the eyes, but always has something for my mind to sink its teeth into. Guillermo Del Toro, The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work , is a book that delves into the beginnings of Del Toro, his interests, and how he developed his aesthetic. It examines the movie's director's development, his missteps, and how he almost lost his sense of self thanks to the cutthroat environment of Hollywood. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS BOOK I love how the author allowed space for the director's own words about his processes. I love reading Del Toro's words about what was going through his mind during the creation of his ideas. The images in the book illuminate what kind of director Del Toro is. Being able to glimpse into a few pages of his actual notebook to se

Art As An Elevated Form Of Communication

Art is usually considered inferior to text - an examination of people's attitude to comics versus normal textbooks is a testament to that. However, what if art is actually an elevated form of communication? What if the medium has more to offer us if we open our minds and allow it to show us its secrets. Teaching Artfully is all about the exploration of the possibilities of art for both the artists and the people who consume it as a medium. LIKES This book reminds me of Nick Sousanis' Unflattening , hence I was not surprised to see his name at the bottom of the foreword. Teaching Artfully is a meditation on the nature of art and how it can help us understand ourselves and the world as well. It is a book that points out the potential of art to inspire out-of-the-box thinking and perspectives. DISLIKES None. WHO IS IT FOR? It does not matter if you are an artist or not, Teaching Artfully is for anyone who is open to learning what art has to offer for their self-de