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The Art of Alice: Madness Returns The Art of Alice: Madness Returns Новинка

The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

Dark Horse and Spicy Horse studio invite "Alice" fans to take a journey through the wonderland of American McGee's imagination for an unprecedented look at the creation of this magnificent and disturbing world. With an introduction by McGee, "The Art of Alice" offers an intimate look into the stunning and terrifying artwork behind this blockbuster reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll's enduring masterpiece!
Gussak David E. The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy Gussak David E. The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy Новинка

Gussak David E. The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy

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The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy is a collection of original, internationally diverse essays, that provides unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage of the subject. The most comprehensive art therapy book in the field, exploring a wide range of themes A unique collection of the current and innovative clinical, theoretical and research approaches in the field Cutting-edge in its content, the handbook includes the very latest trends in the subject, and in-depth accounts of the advances in the art therapy arena Edited by two highly renowned and respected academics in the field, with a stellar list of global contributors, including Judy Rubin, Vija Lusebrink, Selma Ciornai, Maria d' Ella and Jill Westwood Part of the Wiley Handbooks in Clinical Psychology series
Отсутствует Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M–y W–y M–e. Vol. 2 Отсутствует Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M–y W–y M–e. Vol. 2 Новинка

Отсутствует Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M–y W–y M–e. Vol. 2

Полный вариант заголовка: «Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M–y W–y M–e : Vol. 2 : written during her travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to persons of distinction, men of letters, &c. in different parts of Europe : which contain among other curious relations, accounts of the policy and manners of the Turks, drawn from the sources that have been inaccessible to other travellers : in 2 volumes».
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art at the Dallas Museum of Art Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art at the Dallas Museum of Art Новинка

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art at the Dallas Museum of Art

"Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Dallas Museum of Art" offers a series of intimate case studies in the history of 19th-century European art. Inspired by a series of public lectures given at the Dallas Museum of Art between 2009 and 2013, the volume comprises twelve beautifully illustrated essays from leading academics and museum specialists. Opening with a new reading of one of Gustave Courbet's great hunting scenes, "The Fox in the Snow", and ending with an exploration of a group of interior scenes by Edouard Vuillard, each essay stands alone as a richly contextualized reading of a single work or group of works by one artist. The authors approach their subjects from a range of methodological perspectives, but all pay close attention to the experience of making and viewing works of art.
E. F. Kira, S. P. Sinchikhin, L. V. Stepanyan, O. B. Mamiev The Basic Questions of Oncogynecology: Textbook E. F. Kira, S. P. Sinchikhin, L. V. Stepanyan, O. B. Mamiev The Basic Questions of Oncogynecology: Textbook Новинка

E. F. Kira, S. P. Sinchikhin, L. V. Stepanyan, O. B. Mamiev The Basic Questions of Oncogynecology: Textbook

The textbook encapsulates the epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis of malignant tumors of femalegenitals and describes the modern examination techniques allowing to obtain objective information onpatient's condition. The issues of early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oncological diseases in women are discussed. The book is useful for medical students, clinical residents, continuing medical education participants, graduate students, doctoral candidates and oncologists, obstetricians and gynecologists. 
Pomellato: Since 1967 Pomellato: Since 1967 Новинка

Pomellato: Since 1967

The Italian house of Pomellato s jewelry merges Italian craftsmanship with audacious design. Celebrating the house s fiftieth anniversary, this book delves into the links between Pomellato s jewels and the highlights of 1967 the year of the firm s founding and beyond. Through iconic images captured by Horst P. Horst, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, and more, Pomellato: Since 1967 relates the cultural, technological, and artistic revolutions of the 1960s and onward. From the Vespa to the Summer of Love, from Andy Warhol to Twiggy, this book confronts the great cultural moments of the 1960s with stunning shots of Pomellato s fine jewelry. Emblematic pop art creations, comic designs, and kaleidoscopic prints echo Pomellato s hallmark rounded, colourful jewels in playful compositions throughout this breathtaking title.
Audacity Personified: The Generalship of Robert E. Lee Audacity Personified: The Generalship of Robert E. Lee Новинка

Audacity Personified: The Generalship of Robert E. Lee

Book DescriptionDespite the literary outpouring on the life of Robert E. Lee, the southern chieftain remains an enigma. The existing scholarship is so voluminous, complex, and contradictory that it is difficult to penetrate the inner Lee and appreciate him as a general. Peter S. Carmichael has assembled a formidable array of Civil War historians who rigorously return to Lee’s own words and actions in interpreting the war in Virginia. This is the first collective volume to scrutinize specific aspects of the general’s military career.Carmichael’s opening contribution confronts Lee’s supposed drive for a victory of annihilation and takes issue with claims that he was too aggressive. William J. Miller’s novel analysis of Lee’s leadership during the pivotal Seven Days battles reconstructs his strategic thinking and corrects old assumptions. Gordon C. Rhea overturns the common notion that Lee anticipated his adversaries with uncanny precision in the Overland campaign of 1864. Robert E. L. Krick takes aim at the oft-repeated criticism that Lee was not attuned to the demands of modern warfare because he failed to surround himself with enough subordinates to ensure the smooth operation of the army; in fact, Krick argues, Lee continually fine-tuned the performance of his support staff, striving to eliminate deficiencies. Finally, Max R. Williams’s examination of the relationship between Lee and North Carolina governor Zebulon B. Vance, and Mark L. Bradley’s portraitof Lee’s relationships with Jefferson Davis and Joseph E. Johnston, offer contrasting views of the soldier as both politically assertive and reticent, respectively.Falling easily into neither the pro- or anti-Lee camp, Audacity Personifiedchallenges long-standing beliefs accepted since Douglas S. Freeman’s influential biography of Lee was published seventy years ago. These diverse scholarly visions of the great Confederate general move beyond cliché and bring his career vividly to the printed page.
Sun Tzu The Art of War Sun Tzu The Art of War Новинка

Sun Tzu The Art of War

"The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning and beyond. The Art of War has also been applied, with much success, to business and managerial strategies." (summary from Wikipedia)
The Sign on Rosie's Door The Sign on Rosie's Door Новинка

The Sign on Rosie's Door

"If you want to know a secret, knock three times." Join the imaginative Rosie and her friends in this humourous and insightful celebration of the power of the imagination by the creator of Where The Wild Things Are.
Shunga: Stages of Desire Shunga: Stages of Desire Новинка

Shunga: Stages of Desire

A gorgeous presentation devoted to the art of Japanese eroticism, drawn from the Honolulu Museum of Art' rare and distinguished collection. The Japanese paintings and prints called shunga (literally "spring pictures") reflected the thriving sexual culture of early modern Japan and depicted with sensitivity and nuance the private lives of various social types, from courtesans and Kabuki actors to ordinary townspeople. Organized around a series of exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art, this sumptuous volume presents art from the museum’s vast holdings of ukiyo-e prints, woodblock-printed books, and paintings, particularly those originating from the collections of scholar Richard D.Lane and famed author James A. Michener. These fascinating works, dating from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, explore Japan' sexual culture (including issues of gender and the country' ever-evolving sex industry) with humor as well as a surprisingly sophisticated literary and art-historical approach. Sure to become a collector' item, this gorgeously designed publication offers stunning color plates showcasing numerous and unusual examples of exquisite Japanese erotica. Texts by leading scholars of shunga and ukiyo-e complete this treasure album of a book.
The Art of Titanfall 2 The Art of Titanfall 2 Новинка

The Art of Titanfall 2

The Art of Titanfall 2 is the ultimate guide to the development of Respawn Entertainment's fast-paced, visually stunning first-person shooter. Featuring an exclusive array of highly stylised concept art, sketches, 3D renders, maquette modelling, and commentary from key Respawn Entertainment team members, this is a must-have for any fan of the dynamic and destructive world of Titanfall. Each exquisite piece of art illustrates the painstaking efforts taken to create the visually stunning world of Titanfall 2 and the conflict between the Frontier Militia and the opressive IMC.
Aesthetic Creation Aesthetic Creation Новинка

Aesthetic Creation

What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions. On his view, which he dubs 'the Aesthetic Creation Theory', a work of art is something created for a particular aesthetic purpose. More specifically, the function of art is to have certain aesthetic properties in virtue of its non-aesthetic properties, and this function arises because of the artist's insight into the nature of these dependence relations and her intention to bring them about. In defending this view, Zangwill provides an account of aesthetic action and aesthetic creative thought and shows how the Aesthetic Creation Theory can accommodate two kinds of seeming counterexamples to aesthetic theories of art: narrative art and twentieth-century avant-garde art. Aesthetic Creation also contains a detailed exposition and critique of a range of rival views, including Dickie's institutional theory of art, accounts of art that make essential reference to an audience, and sociological theories which purport to explain the nature of art without recourse to the notion of the aesthetic.
Alister E. McGrath The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis Alister E. McGrath The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis Новинка

Alister E. McGrath The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis

Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis’ theological work and intellectual development. Brings together a collection of original essays exploring important themes within Lewis’ work, offering new connections and insights into his theology Throws new light on subjects including Lewis’ intellectual development, the uses of images in literature and theology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of the imagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated 'argument from desire', and Lewis’ place as an Anglican thinker and a Christian theologian Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leading Christian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrath and Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologians in one volume
Valery Turchin Kandinsky in Russia Valery Turchin Kandinsky in Russia Новинка

Valery Turchin Kandinsky in Russia

The book of the known scientist devoted to the work of brilliant artist and theorist Wassily Kandinsky. Rejecting the over-simplified representation, V. S. Turchin carefully writes out a portrait of a remarkable personality, detail draws the image era, when they created their works one of the founding fathers of abstract art.
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci Новинка

Leonardo da Vinci

One of the most fully achieved human beings who has ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci is recognized the world over as a figure of infinite curiosity, feverish imagination and sublime artistic ability. This updated edition of our XL title provides the most comprehensive survey of the life and work of this master painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and inventor. Its catalogue raisonn? of Leonardo's paintings covers both his surviving and his lost painted works. With full-bleed details of many paintings, the reader is able to inspect the subtlest facets of brushworks that came to revolutionize Art History. A further catalog of Leonardo's drawings arranges nearly 700 of his drawings by category (architecture, technical, proportion, cartography, etc) and showcases his fabulous observational finesse, from anatomical studies to architectural plans, from complex engineering designs to pudgy infant portraits. It includes a fresh chapter exploring the artist's mesmerizing manuscripts.
Paul Wood Western Art and the Wider World Paul Wood Western Art and the Wider World Новинка

Paul Wood Western Art and the Wider World

Western Art and the Wider World explores the evolving relationship between the Western canon of art, as it has developed since the Renaissance, and the art and culture of the Islamic world, the Far East, Australasia, Africa and the Americas. Explores the origins, influences, and evolving relationship between the Western canon of art as it has developed since the Renaissance and the art and culture of the Islamic world, the Far East, Australasia, Africa and the Americas Makes the case for ‘world art’ long before the fashion of globalization Charts connections between areas of study in art that long were considered in isolation, such as the Renaissance encounter with the Ottoman Empire, the influence of Japanese art on the 19th-century French avant-garde and of African art on early modernism, as well as debates about the relation of ‘contemporary art’ to the past. Written by a well-known art historian and co-editor of the landmark Art in Theory volumes
Art Nouveau Art Nouveau Новинка

Art Nouveau

For a fruitful period between the 1880s and the First World War, European and North American culture deferred to nature. With a symphony of flowing lines and organic shapes, Art Nouveau (“New Art”) inflected architecture, design, painting, graphic work, applied arts, and illustration.Art Nouveau was deliberately nouveau. With a spirit of willful reform, its practitioners sought to distance themselves from the imitative historicism that characterized much 19th-century art and replace it with undulating, decorative qualities. Turning to vine tendrils, flowering buds, and bird feathers as ornamental reference, they pursued not only a linear freedom but also liberation from the weight of artistic tradition and expectation.At the same time, Art Nouveau followed the example of the earlier English Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts movements to reject established hierarchies of artistic practice, to emphasize a return to handcraftsmanship, and to synthesize artistic media and practices into a Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. In this, as in its turn to nature, Art Nouveau is often seen as an aesthetic response to the Industrial Revolution, a recoil from the mass-produced and mechanic, and an elevation of the human hand and wonders of the great outdoors.This fresh TASCHEN edition considers Art Nouveau as a broad historical phenomenon with distinct local features. We consider the style’s wider artistic, economic, and political circumstances, as well as its particular flavor in such hubs as Vienna, Glasgow, Munich, Weimar, and Chicago. Outstanding proponents such as Victor Horta, Antoni Gaudi, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh are featured in connection with the cities of their greatest activity. The result is a vivid portrait of the age and a movement that is as much entrenched in our imagination of the fin de siecle as it is in the trajectory of modernism.
Grant Tavinor The Art of Videogames Grant Tavinor The Art of Videogames Новинка

Grant Tavinor The Art of Videogames

The Art of Videogames explores how philosophy of the arts theories developed to address traditional art works can also be applied to videogames. Presents a unique philosophical approach to the art of videogaming, situating videogames in the framework of analytic philosophy of the arts Explores how philosophical theories developed to address traditional art works can also be applied to videogames Written for a broad audience of both philosophers and videogame enthusiasts by a philosopher who is also an avid gamer Discusses the relationship between games and earlier artistic and entertainment media, how videogames allow for interactive fiction, the role of game narrative, and the moral status of violent events depicted in videogame worlds Argues that videogames do indeed qualify as a new and exciting form of representational art
Clare McAndrew Fine Art and High Finance. Expert Advice on the Economics of Ownership Clare McAndrew Fine Art and High Finance. Expert Advice on the Economics of Ownership Новинка

Clare McAndrew Fine Art and High Finance. Expert Advice on the Economics of Ownership

Art and finance coalesce in the elite world of fine art collecting and investing. Investors and collectors can’t protect and profit from their collections without grappling with a range of complex issues like risk, insurance, restoration, and conservation. They require intimate knowledge not only of art but also of finance. Clare McAndrew and a highly qualified team of contributors explain the most difficult financial matters facing art investors. Key topics include: Appraisal and valuation Art as loan collateral Securitization and taxation Investing in art funds Insurance The black-market art trade Clare McAndrew has a PhD in economics and is the author of The Art Economy. She is considered a leading expert on the economics of art ownership.
Марк Твен On the Decay of the Art of Lying Марк Твен On the Decay of the Art of Lying Новинка

Марк Твен On the Decay of the Art of Lying

"On the Decay of the Art of Lyingis" a short essay written by Mark Twain in 1885 for a meeting of the Historical and Antiquarian Club of Hartford, Connecticut. In the essay, Twain laments the dour ways in which men of America's Gilded Age employ man's "most faithfull friend."
Moscow Video Souvenir Moscow Video Souvenir Новинка

Moscow Video Souvenir

Artistic Treasures from Museums of Moscow The video film presents the art collection of major Moscow museums, specimens of interior decoration, jewelry, armoury and other applied arts from the Kremlinand Ostankino museums and Western European art and sculpture from the Pushkin Museum of Fine Artsand Tretyakov Gallery... Architectural monuments of ancient Moscow Architectural monuments of XIV - XX centuries in Moscow - the ensemble of the MoscowKremlin, Bolshoi Theater, St.Daniil, Don and Novodevichy Monasteries, churches of Ascention at Kolomenskoye, St.Trinity at Nikitniki, The Veil at Fili, estate palaces in Kuskovo, Ostankino, houses of Art Nouveau.
The Art of WALL.E The Art of WALL.E Новинка

The Art of WALL.E

Pixar Animation Studios, the innovators behind Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Ratatouille, has again reinvented the genre with WALL E. When a robot searching for a connection finds EVE, a sleek female probe-droid from outer space, he embarks on an adventure-filled journey across the galaxy. Inspired by classic films, and a brave venture in its own right, WALL E is set to awe audiences this summer. The Art of WALL E includes more than 250 imaginative pieces of concept art, including storyboards, full-color pastels, digital and pencil sketches, character studies, color scripts, and more. The astute text—featuring quotes from the director, artists, animators, and production team—unearths the filmmakers' historical inspirations and reveals a studio confidently pushing the limits of animation.
Of Africa Of Africa Новинка

Of Africa

A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing problems of Africa, and, an irrepressible essayist and a staunch critic of the oppressive boot, he unhesitatingly speaks out. In this magnificent new work, Soyinka offers a wide-ranging inquiry into Africa's culture, religion, history, imagination, and identity. He seeks to understand how the continent's history is entwined with the histories of others, while exploring Africa's truest assets: "its humanity, the quality and valuation of its own existence, and modes of managing its environment – both physical and intangible (which includes the spiritual)". Fully grasping the extent of Africa's most challenging issues, Soyinka nevertheless refuses defeatism. With eloquence he analyzes problems ranging from the meaning of the past to the threat of theocracy. He asks hard questions about racial attitudes, inter-ethnic and religious violence, the viability of nations whose boundaries were laid out by outsiders, African identity on the continent and among displaced Africans, and more. Soyinka's exploration of Africa relocates the continent in the reader's imagination and maps a course toward an African future of peace and affirmation.
I. Ponosov Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts I. Ponosov Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts Новинка

I. Ponosov Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts

The book takes the format of an opinion-based essay. The author examines the power of street art in Russia by exploring its historical background, extending from avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century, to the non-conformists and the actionists of the twenty-first century. It is an attempt to analyze as well as expand the potential of Russian street art by sharing examples of significant and relevant art phenomena and processes.
Bennett McDowell A. The ART of Trading. Combining the Science of Technical Analysis with the Art of Reality-Based Trading Bennett McDowell A. The ART of Trading. Combining the Science of Technical Analysis with the Art of Reality-Based Trading Новинка

Bennett McDowell A. The ART of Trading. Combining the Science of Technical Analysis with the Art of Reality-Based Trading

An expert in the field of finance reveals his proven trading system As a trading coach and financial advisor, Bennett McDowell has used his own proprietary trading system–Applied Reality Trading or ART to enhance the performance of his clients' portfolios. Now McDowell outlines the unique benefits of his system and makes the case for trading the reality–not the fantasy–of financial markets. Readers will discover the importance of simplicity in a trading approach; how to develop «The Trader's Mindset;» how to use ART(r) technical analysis software; and much more. The ART of Trading will enlighten readers in how to use reality to enrich both their financial portfolio and their own financial psychology.
The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition Новинка

The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition
Эдгар Аллан По Tales of Mystery and Imagination Эдгар Аллан По Tales of Mystery and Imagination Новинка

Эдгар Аллан По Tales of Mystery and Imagination

A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Margaret Naudi. The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night… is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror… is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round? These famous short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, that master of horror, explore the dark world of the imagination, where the dead live and speak, where fear lies in every shadow of the mind…
Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art Новинка

Jonathan Harris Globalization and Contemporary Art

In a series of newly commissioned essays by both established and emerging scholars, Globalization and Contemporary Art probes the effects of internationalist culture and politics on art across a variety of media. Globalization and Contemporary Art is the first anthology to consider the role and impact of art and artist in an increasingly borderless world. First major anthology of essays concerned with the impact of globalization on contemporary art Extensive bibliography and a full index designed to enable the reader to broaden knowledge of art and its relationship to globalization Unique analysis of the contemporary art market and its operation in a globalized economy
Отсутствует The art of poetry. Vol. 2 Отсутствует The art of poetry. Vol. 2 Новинка

Отсутствует The art of poetry. Vol. 2

Полный вариант заголовка: «The art of poetry : Vol. 2 : on a new plan : illustrated with a great variety of examples from the best English poets : and of translations from the ancients : together with such reflections and critical remarks as may tend to form in our youth an elegant tаste, and render the study of this part of the belles lettres more rational and pleasing».
Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400–1600 Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400–1600 Новинка

Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400–1600

This notable catalogue - the first English-language publication on the subject - highlights the art of the early period of Korea's revolutionary Joseon dynasty. The Joseon rulers replaced the Buddhist establishment and re-created a Korean society informed on every level by Neo-Confucian ideals. They supported the production of innovative secular art inspired by past traditions, both native and from the broader Confucian world. Yet despite official policies, court-sponsored Buddhist art endured, contributing to the rich complexity of the early Joseon culture. The exquisite paintings, porcelain and other ceramics, metalware, and lacquerware featured in the book are drawn from the holdings of major Korean and Japanese museums, the collection of the Metropolitan Museum and other U.S. collections; and private collections. Many of the works have never been seen in the United States.
B. Higman W. How Food Made History B. Higman W. How Food Made History Новинка

B. Higman W. How Food Made History

Covering 5,000 years of global history, How Food Made History traces the changing patterns of food production and consumption that have molded economic and social life and contributed fundamentally to the development of government and complex societies. Charts the changing technologies that have increased crop yields, enabled the industrial processing and preservation of food, and made transportation possible over great distances Considers social attitudes towards food, religious prohibitions, health and nutrition, and the politics of distribution Offers a fresh understanding of world history through the discussion of food
Kejing Zhang Recycling of Electronic Waste II. Proceedings of the Second Symposium Kejing Zhang Recycling of Electronic Waste II. Proceedings of the Second Symposium Новинка

Kejing Zhang Recycling of Electronic Waste II. Proceedings of the Second Symposium

Currently, recycling of e-waste can be broadly divided into three major steps: (a) disassembly: selectively disassembly, targeting on singling out hazardous or valuable components for special treatment, is an indispensable process in recycling of e-waste; (b) upgrading: using mechanical processing and/or metallurgical processing to up-grade desirable materials content, i.e. preparing materials for refining process, such as grinding the plastics into powders; (c) refining: in the last step, recovered materials are retreated or purified by using metallurgical processing so as to be acceptable for their original using. Four topical areas are planned including one special session on the recycling of batteries. Papers in the following topics will be welcomed: Mechanical recycling of E-Wastes Recycling of plastics from E-Wastes Recovery of metals from E-wastes Hydrometallurgical recycling (leaching) of E-Wastes Combustion or pyrolysis of E-Wastes Life cycle and economic analysis for the recycling of E-Wastes
Евгения Петрова Genia Chef: Glory of a New Century Евгения Петрова Genia Chef: Glory of a New Century Новинка

Евгения Петрова Genia Chef: Glory of a New Century

The solo exhibition of Genia Chef presents the creative oeuvre of the well-known master of contemporary art who was born in the Soviet Union and from 1985 works in foreign countries (Germany, Austria, the United States of America, Spain). The exposition includes the paintings, light-boxes and installations presenting the original re-comprehension of the canons of the historical genre that had a leading place in the system of the official Soviet art. Genia Chef who received the professional artistic education in the Soviet Union combines in his works the academic manner of painting with the expressive means of the newest electronic technologies that he had mastered during the study in the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (1988-1993). The author constantly accentuates the absurdity of content in his works where the images of the Revolutionary leaders, classics of the Russian literature, ancient gods and heroes, pre-history animals and buildings of different epochs are paradoxically combined. Using the expressive means of the Social-art, Fantastic Realism of the Vienna School and the leading artists of surrealism Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, Genia Chef strives to the ironic reflection of the historical process that had lost any logic and meaning and is open for the artist's and viewer's free and playful interpretation.
Tom Butler-Bowdon The Republic. The Influential Classic Tom Butler-Bowdon The Republic. The Influential Classic Новинка

Tom Butler-Bowdon The Republic. The Influential Classic

The newest deluxe edition in the bestselling Capstone Classics Series This ancient classic has had a make-over. In recent years these Capstone Classic deluxe editions have caught the book buying public's imagination. The volumes of international bestsellers such as Think and Grow Rich and The Art of War have quickly become the market leaders. Now Plato's best known work, one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory, has been brought to life in this luxury, hardback, keep-sake edition. This edition includes: Plato's plans for a perfect society characterised by a blend of wisdom, courage, self-discipline and justice Lessons to learn about living according to eternal truths, instead of existing simply for survival and pleasure A new introduction by Tom Butler Bowdon, the classic personal development expert
Al Green: Gospel Concert From Los Angeles Al Green: Gospel Concert From Los Angeles Новинка

Al Green: Gospel Concert From Los Angeles

Tracklist: 01. L-O-V-E 02. In The Holy Name Of Jesus03. Everything' s Gonna Be Alright 04. Amazing Grace 05. Jesus Will Fix It 06. Mighty Clouds Of Joy 07. I Must Tell Jesus 08. The Lord Will Make A Way 09. In The Garden Of Prayer 10. Everything' s Gonna Be Alright (reprise)
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Новинка

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

In 2008, J.K.Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K.Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life's most important issues with acuity and emotional force. Sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a charity organisation founded by J.K.Rowling, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.
Chronophobia – On Time in the Art of the 1960s Chronophobia – On Time in the Art of the 1960s Новинка

Chronophobia – On Time in the Art of the 1960s

Chronophobia – On Time in the Art of the 1960s
Bikes of Burden Bikes of Burden Новинка

Bikes of Burden

In Vietnam the motorbike is the main mode of transport, not only for people but for every imaginable and unimaginable product and produce. Without the motorbike the economy would come to a halt. Bikes of Burden shows in 148 stunning, full color photographs how the motorbikes, the drivers and their loads ride around the cities and countryside in acts that defy your wildest imagination.
Brown Rebecca M. A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture Brown Rebecca M. A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture Новинка

Brown Rebecca M. A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture

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A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture presents a collection of 26 original essays from top scholars in the field that explore and critically examine various aspects of Asian art and architectural history. Brings together top international scholars of Asian art and architecture Represents the current state of the field while highlighting the wide range of scholarly approaches to Asian Art Features work on Korea and Southeast Asia, two regions often overlooked in a field that is often defined as India-China-Japan Explores the influences on Asian art of global and colonial interactions and of the diasporic communities in the US and UK Showcases a wide range of topics including imperial commissions, ancient tombs, gardens, monastic spaces, performances, and pilgrimages.
The Lost World & Other Stories The Lost World & Other Stories Новинка

The Lost World & Other Stories

The science fiction stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stand alongside those of Jules Verne and H.G.Wells. The protagonist, the "cave-man in a lounge suit", is the maddening, irascible and fascinating Professor George Edward Challenger. Thestories range from The Lost World, a sort of "Jurassic Park", high above the Amazon rain-forest, to the ecologically significant When the World Screamed. Other fine examples of Doyle`s imagination at its best are The Land of Mist andThe Disintegration Machine. This collection is a must for all readers who love science fiction and for those who are interested in the early development of the genre. Текст не адаптированный.
Ayala Francisco J. Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology Ayala Francisco J. Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology Новинка

Ayala Francisco J. Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology

This collection of specially commissioned essays puts top scholars head to head to debate the central issues in the lively and fast growing field of philosophy of biology Brings together original essays on ten of the most hotly debated questions in philosophy of biology Lively head-to-head debate format sharply defines the issues and paves the way for further discussion Includes coverage of the new and vital area of evolutionary developmental biology, as well as the concept of a unified species, the role of genes in selection, the differences between micro- and macro-evolution, and much more Each section features an introduction to the topic as well as suggestions for further reading Offers an accessible overview of this fast-growing and dynamic field, whilst also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers and biologists
Plausible Portraits of James Lord: With Commentary by the Model Plausible Portraits of James Lord: With Commentary by the Model Новинка

Plausible Portraits of James Lord: With Commentary by the Model

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The Handbook to Global Online Journalism features a collection of readings from international practitioners and scholars that represent a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between the internet and journalism around the world. Provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research and future directions of online journalism Traces the evolution of journalistic practices, business models, and shifting patterns of journalistic cultures that have emerged around the world with the migration of news online Written and edited by top international researchers and practitioners in the area of online journalism Features an extensive breadth of coverage, including economics, organizational practices, contents and experiences Discusses developments in online news in a wide range of countries, from the USA to Brazil, and from Germany to China Contains original theory, new research data, and reviews of existing studies in the field
Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art Новинка

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The art of Louise Bourgeois stages a dynamic encounter between modern art and psychoanalysis, argues Mignon Nixon in the first full-scale critical study of the artist's work. A pivotal figure in twentieth-century art, Louise Bourgeois emigrated to New York in 1938 and is still actively working and exhibiting today. From Bourgeois's formative struggle with the "father figures" of surrealism, including Andre Breton and Marcel Duchamp, to her galvanizing role in the feminist art movement of the 1970s, to her subsequent emergence as a leading voice in postmodernism, this book explores the artist's responses to war, dislocation, and motherhood, to the predicament of the "woman artist" and the politics of sexual and social liberation, as a dialogue with psychoanalysis.Convinced that she could express "deeper things in three dimensions," Bourgeois abandoned painting for sculpture in the 1940s, founding her art in one of the twentieth century's most radical and controversial accounts of subjectivity, the object relations psychoanalysis of Melanie Klein. Rejecting the Oedipal narratives of Freud and the dream imagery of surrealism for the object world of the infantile drives, Bourgeois turned to the child analysis pioneered by Klein, the figure Julia Kristeva has called "the boldest reformer in the history of modern psychoanalysis." With Klein, Bourgeois thinks the negative - fragmentation, splitting, and formlessness - where we might least expect to find it, in the corporeal fantasies of mother and child. This turn to the mother and the death drive at once in child psychoanalysis, Nixon contends, not only finds powerful expression in Bourgeois's art, but is echoed in the work of other artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, and Eva Hesse, and in a return to Klein in recent art."Fantastic reality," Bourgeois calls the condition of her art. Starting from Bourgeois's investigation, through a multiplicity of forms and materials, of the problem of subjectivity on the very threshold of emergence, this book argues for a new psychoanalytic story of modern art.
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Some critics view the postwar avant-garde as the empty recycling of forms and strategies from the first two decades of the twentieth century. Others view it, more positively, as a new articulation of the specific conditions of cultural production in the postwar period. Benjamin Buchloh, one of the most insightful art critics and theoreticians of recent decades, argues for a dialectical approach to these positions.This collection contains eighteen essays written by Buchloh over the last twenty years. Each looks at a single artist within the framework of specific theoretical and historical questions. The art movements covered include Nouveau Realisme in France (Arman, Yves Klein, Jacques de la Villegle) art in postwar Germany (Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter), American Fluxus and pop art (Robert Watts and Andy Warhol), minimalism and postminimal art (Michael Asher and Richard Serra), and European and American conceptual art (Daniel Buren, Dan Graham). Buchloh addresses some artists in terms of their oppositional approaches to language and painting, for example, Nancy Spero and Lawrence Weiner. About others, he asks more general questions concerning the development of models of institutional critique (Hans Haacke) and the theorization of the museum (Marcel Broodthaers); or he addresses the formation of historical memory in postconceptual art (James Coleman).One of the book's strengths is its systematic, interconnected account of the key issues of American and European artistic practice during two decades of postwar art. Another is Buchloh's method, which integrates formalist and socio-historical approaches specific to each subject.
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Known for her early repetitions of the work of her contemporaries including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol Sturtevant turned the visual logic of Pop art back on itself, using Duchamps model of the readymade to probe uncomfortably at the workings of art history in real time. Yet the aspect of her work that allowed her to be described as the one artist who cant be copied her chameleon-like embrace of other artists art is also what has allowed her to be largely overlooked in the history of postwar American art. As a woman making versions of the work of better-known male artists, she has passed almost unnoticed through the hierarchies of mid-century modernism and postmodernism, at once absent from these histories while nevertheless articulating their structures. Despite a rising reputation in Europe, Sturtevant is still largely unknown in her home country. Published to accompany the first retrospective of her work in a US museum since 1973, at The Museum of Modern Art, this publication considers Sturtevant as a uniquely American artist, with political concerns inflected specifically by her upbringing and adult life in the US. Featuring previously unpublished drawings and sketches from the artists archive, the book includes an essay by the exhibition curator that provides a comprehensive overview of the artists practice while situating it more concretely within American culture.
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In 1917 the Bolsheviks proclaimed a world remade. The task of the new regime, and of the media that served it, was to reshape the old world in revolutionary form, to transform the vast, "ungraspable" space of the Russian Empire into the mapped territory of the Soviet Union. This book shows how Soviet cinema encouraged popular support for state initiatives in the years between the revolution and the Second World War, helping to create a new Russian identity and territory – an "imaginary geography" of Sovietness. Drawing on a vast range of little-known texts, Emma Widdis offers a unique cultural history of the early Soviet period. In particular, she shows how films projected the new Soviet map onto the great shared screen of the popular imagination.
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Michael S. Smith s first collection of new interiors work in seven years. Appearing at a seminal point in Michael Smith s life and career, "The Curated House" is also his most personal book, tracing the origins and influences of his design philosophy in depth and presenting a substantial offering of new projects. In the first section of the book, illustrated with images of Smith s own dramatic Los Angeles house, his spare desert retreat, and his ornate Manhattan apartment, Smith explores his California roots and explains how they still infuse so much of his work; the importance of California s own deep traditions; and how his recent work in Spain has influenced him through its architecture, fabrics, and history. Smith reviews the constants of his interiors, what is integral to his style and why, and how they can work for the reader: from the forms that repeat themselves to the layering of fabrics and patterns, the use of subtle colors, and the idea of comfort in every room. The second part of the book offers case studies of Smith s most recent interiors work, including a high-style Manhattan pied-a-terre, an airy London townhouse, a Montana mountain retreat, and a sophisticated Malibu beach house.Substantive and arresting, "The Curated House" will be Smith s most comprehensive book to date, and essential to those aspiring to his refined, popular style."
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The art of Louise Bourgeois stages a dynamic encounter between modern art and psychoanalysis, argues Mignon Nixon in the first full-scale critical study of the artist's work. A pivotal figure in twentieth-century art, Louise Bourgeois emigrated to New York in 1938 and is still actively working and exhibiting today. From Bourgeois's formative struggle with the "father figures" of surrealism, including Andre Breton and Marcel Duchamp, to her galvanizing role in the feminist art movement of the 1970s, to her subsequent emergence as a leading voice in postmodernism, this book explores the artist's responses to war, dislocation, and motherhood, to the predicament of the "woman artist" and the politics of sexual and social liberation, as a dialogue with psychoanalysis.Convinced that she could express "deeper things in three dimensions," Bourgeois abandoned painting for sculpture in the 1940s, founding her art in one of the twentieth century's most radical and controversial accounts of subjectivity, the object relations psychoanalysis of Melanie Klein. Rejecting the Oedipal narratives of Freud and the dream imagery of surrealism for the object world of the infantile drives, Bourgeois turned to the child analysis pioneered by Klein, the figure Julia Kristeva has called "the boldest reformer in the history of modern psychoanalysis." With Klein, Bourgeois thinks the negative - fragmentation, splitting, and formlessness - where we might least expect to find it, in the corporeal fantasies of mother and child. This turn to the mother and the death drive at once in child psychoanalysis, Nixon contends, not only finds powerful expression in Bourgeois's art, but is echoed in the work of other artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, and Eva Hesse, and in a return to Klein in recent art."Fantastic reality," Bourgeois calls the condition of her art. Starting from Bourgeois's investigation, through a multiplicity of forms and materials, of the problem of subjectivity on the very threshold of emergence, this book argues for a new psychoanalytic story of modern art.
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