At midday on 11 August 2014, much-loved comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. From Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji and Aladdin to Good WillHunting and Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams brought laughter - and deep joy - to a generation. Robin Williams was sparklingly funny, a lightning-fast omproviser and a wonderful comic. But what touched millions of people was the warmth and compassion he exuded. The deeply tragic manner in which he took his own life has come as a shock to the world and caused people to wonder about the desperately troubled life behind the laughter he gave to millions.
I had always thought that when I was around 84 and Robin was 80 we could collaborate on a book about the golden years of his career where he could look at my photographs and reminisce about the events and his feelings at the time. Unfortunately, that book was never to be . . . . Photographer Arthur Grace first met Robin Williams in April 1986, at a comedy club in Pittsburgh where Williams was working to polish what would eventually become his award-winning special “Evening at the Met”. The two hit it off immediately, and thus blossomed a close friendship that carried them through their increasingly successful careers. Told through a series of stunning photographs of Williams taken by Gra...
Robin Williams, teacher and designer, knows what it takes to give a good presentation. In this revised and updated book, Robin makes it easy for even first-time presenters to get past their fears of creating a presentation. She expands upon the four fundamental principles of good design and typography introduced in her award-winning Non-Designer’s series and adds four more principles specific to achieving clear communication with slides. Let Robin guide you in her signature light-hearted style through the entire process of creating a presentation—from planning and organizing your ideas to designing effective, beautiful slides that won’t put your audience to sleep. In this essential guide to presentation design, you’ll learn: • What makes a good presentation—or a bad one • How to plan, organize, and outline your presentation • Four principles for developing effective presentations • Four principles for designing beautiful slides that communicate clearly • Specific tips for using animation and transitions that aren’t annoying • A list of timeless presentation rules . . . that you should totally ignore
Learn design theory and practical know-how from the award-winning author/design team, Robin Williams and John Tollett! Robin Williams introduced design and typographic principles to legions of readers with her best-selling Non-Designer's book series. Now she and designer/co-author John Tollett take you to the next level of creative design with practical advice and lessons in composition, visual impact, and design challenges. Presented in Robin and John's signature style—writing that is so crystal clear, it's accessible to absolutely anyone—and illustrated with hundreds of full-color design examples, the ideas in this book tackle design theory, visual puns, and layout and graphics strateg...
This popular book shows readers how to take advantage of the iLife '08 applications that to many are the coolest parts of using a Mac. Through tutorials, tips, and techniques readers will learn how to use each of the powerful applications -- individually and as part of an integrated, interactive suite. Robin and John also cover the features of the immensely popular .Mac Web Gallery, which enables you to share your iPhoto library with family and friends with just a few clicks. Friendly, practical instructions will have new and veteran Mac owners using all that's new in the suite in no time. They'll find everything about getting on the Internet and using email; using the way-cool iChat AV, which adds audio and video to instant messaging; using iTunes, including access to the iTunes Music Store; the new video libary in iMovie; new organization and editing tools in iPhoto; new animated themes in iDVD; and much more!
Williams covers all aspects of managing research, creating an innovative culture, hiring and nurturing researchers, and interacting with customers, based on his experiences at IBM Research. He describes processes for establishing visions, creating strategies, developing plans, managing projects and measuring results. He explains the need for continuous evaluation and transformation of research over time, with examples, and also describes means for looking into the future.
Recounts how the comedian Robin Williams perfected his skills as a lonely boy from a well-to-do family, and describes his rise to fame, his problems with alcohol and drugs, and his development as an actor.
A biography written with the benefit of interviews with the actor himself, as well as his co-stars and longtime friends, chronicles his isolated childhood, his rise to fame, and his battle against drug addiction