Author: Karal Ann Marling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674048836

Category: History

Page: 328

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An examination of everyday objects and cultural trends as portrayed on television looks at American life and values in the 1950s.
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Exhibitions That Made Architecture and Design History

Author: Zoë Ryan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300228627

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 144

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Exhibitions have long played a crucial role in defining disciplinary histories. This fascinating volume examines the impact of eleven groundbreaking architecture and design exhibitions held between 1956 and 2006, revealing how they have shaped contemporary understanding and practice of these fields. Featuring written and photographic descriptions of the shows and illuminating essays from noted curators, scholars, critics, designers, and theorists, As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and DesignHistory explores the multifaceted ways in which exhibitions have reflected on contemporary dilemmas and opened up new processes and ways of working. Providing a fresh perspective on some of the most important exhibitions of the 20th century from America, Europe, and Japan, including This Is Tomorrow, Expo '70, and Massive Change, this book offers a new framework for thinking about how exhibitions can function as a transformative force in the field of architecture and design.
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How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations Around the Globe

Author: Clara E. Rodríguez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479818526

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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The surprising effects of American TV on global viewers As a dominant cultural export, American television is often the first exposure to American ideals and the English language for many people throughout the world. Yet, American television is flawed, and, it represents race, class, and gender in ways that many find unfair and unrealistic. What happens, then, when people who grew up on American television decide to come to the United States? What do they expect to find, and what do they actually find? In America, As Seen on TV, Clara E. Rodríguez surveys international college students and foreign nationals working or living in the US to examine the impact of American television on their views of the US and on their expectations of life in the United States. She finds that many were surprised to learn that America is racially and economically diverse, and that it is not the easy-breezy, happy endings culture portrayed in the media, but a work culture. The author also surveys US-millennials about their consumption of US TV and finds that both groups share the sense that American TV does not accurately reflect racial/ethnic relations in the US as they have experienced them. However, the groups differ on how much they think US TV has influenced their views on sex, smoking and drinking. America, As Seen on TV explores the surprising effects of TV on global viewers and the realities they and US millennials actually experience in the US.
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Author: Elayne Rapping

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814777198

Category: Psychology

Page: 309

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Law and Justice as Seen on TV examines the impact, significance, and social and political problems raised by the enormous onslaught of law-related television programming, both fiction and nonfiction, in the years since the rise of live televised trials as major media events. The book weaves together the various strands—media history and analysis, legal history and policy, and the national turn to the political right in the last decades—which gave birth to this trend and has kept it thriving and growing, by leaps and bounds, to the present day. Beginning with the history of courtroom drama on TV and its various contradictions and shifts, since the late 1940s to the present, the book analyzes the various entertainment series and genres that have so proliferated in recent years, giving special attention to such popular and influential series as "Law and Order" and "Cops." The second section begins by charting the complex and contested history of the coming of cameras to the courtroom and the way in which that legal decision led to televised trials and to the rise of Court TV. It examines as especially interesting and important the major trials—such as those of the Menendez brothers, O.J. Simpson, and Timothy McVeigh—which helped to shape the way television came to frame trials and their social implications for public consumption. From there it examines major social issues—gender violence, youth crime, family dysfunction, victims' rights which, with the rise of the courtroom as a major political and television arena, have come to be viewed largely as legal issues to be discussed and determined in legal terms by Americans in general. Accessible and lucid, Law and Justice as Seen on TV concludes with an examination of the broad implications of this social and cultural trend, closing with some thoughts about its expansion, on television and in the actual legal arena, during the "war on terrorism" in the wake of 9/11.
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Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459246497

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6169

When Sunny Langstein decides to pack up her Florida life and move in with her boyfriend in Manhattan, her big sister isn't thrilled. What modern-day twenty-four-year-old leaves her promising career, fabulous friends and perfect underground parking spot with accompanying convertible for…a guy? Only, Sunny has an additional incentive: the chance to star on Party Girls, the latest reality-television show. True, she might become a national laughingstock and it pays nothing, BUT it's a job—a job in Manhattan. She'll get to be with her boyfriend, Steve. Okay, so she can't tell anyone she isn't single—but with freebie designer clothes, alpha-beta peels and coconut-cream pedicures to make her transformation into a made-for-TV single girl complete…she can't lose! But when the show's premiere plunges Sunny into a media frenzy of talk shows, tampon endorsements, TV heartthrobs and S&M toys, how long will it take for Sunny to lose track of where she ends and her alter ego, Sunny Lang the Über Fashionista Single Superstar, begins?
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50 Amazing Products and the Commercials that Made Them Famous

Author: Lou Harry,Sam Stall

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 689

Do you want thicker, fuller, more lustrous hair? A smaller waistline and a bigger bustline? How about sharper cutlery, six-pack abs, and thighs that can crack a walnut? If you ve answered yes to these questions, you need As Seen on TV a photographic history of 50 amazing products that are not available in any store. Here are the incredible true stories of Ginsu Knives, Chia Pets, the Veg-o-Matic, K-Tel Records, the ThighMaster, and dozens of other favorites. But that s not all! You ll also receive expert analysis of the products, interviews with celebrity pitchpeople, and more than 100 color photographs. Order now, and we ll even throw in a chapter on the George Foreman Grill absolutely free! As Seen on TV is an inspiration to entrepreneurs of all ages, and a wacky trip down memory lane for couch potatoes everywhere. Call now operators are standing by!
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A Century of American Fashion in Advertising

Author: Daniel Delis Hill

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896726161

Category: Art

Page: 226

View: 8906

Looks at the history of women's fashion advertising in Vogue magazine from the 1890s to the 1990s.
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Provocations

Author: Lucy Grealy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596917927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 926

Whether she is contemplating promiscuity or The New Testament, lamenting about what she should have said to Oprah, or learning to tango, Grealy seduces and surprises the reader at every turn. With the sheer brilliance of her imagination, Grealy leads us on delightful journeys with her wit, unflinching honesty and peerless intelligence. A completely original thinker and a remarkable writer, the author leaves the reader with plenty to ponder. As Seen On TV breaks the mould of the essay, and is destined, like the memoir that preceded it, to become a modern classic. '[Grealy is]. . . unforgettable.' -New York Times '[Grealy writes]-with exquisite prose and steely strength.' -USA Today 'Lucy Grealy manages to convince an amazing array of people that she is speaking directly to them.' -Baltimore Sun '[Grealy] overcomes-with wit, intelligence and an unconquerable spirit.' Mademoiselle
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50 Amazing Products and the Commercials that Made Them Famous

Author: Lou Harry,Sam Stall

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 8234

Do you want thicker, fuller, more lustrous hair? A smaller waistline and a bigger bustline? How about sharper cutlery, six-pack abs, and thighs that can crack a walnut? If you ve answered yes to these questions, you need As Seen on TV a photographic history of 50 amazing products that are not available in any store. Here are the incredible true stories of Ginsu Knives, Chia Pets, the Veg-o-Matic, K-Tel Records, the ThighMaster, and dozens of other favorites. But that s not all! You ll also receive expert analysis of the products, interviews with celebrity pitchpeople, and more than 100 color photographs. Order now, and we ll even throw in a chapter on the George Foreman Grill absolutely free! As Seen on TV is an inspiration to entrepreneurs of all ages, and a wacky trip down memory lane for couch potatoes everywhere. Call now operators are standing by!
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Author: John Lacarbiere, III

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781461149828

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

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THIS BOOK IS A COLLECTION OF POEMS BY POET JOHN LACARBIERE III TAKEN FROM THE NOTES SECTION OF HIS FACEBOOK PAGE facebook.com/johnlacarbiere
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A Pictorial History of United States Currency as Seen Throughout Important Historical Events

Author: Joanne C. Dauer,Edward A. Dauer

Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 9780972846608

Category: Paper money

Page: 400

View: 6255

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The Holocaust as Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders

Author: Ernst Klee,Willi Dressen,Volker Riess

Publisher: Konecky Konecky

ISBN: 9781568521336

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 2447

One of the most painfully riveting books of our time. A first hand account of the greatest mass murder in history as told by the active and passive participants in genocide. What is different about this book is that it contains carefully compiled letters, journal entries and voluminous correspondence that prove beyond doubt that more members of the German population than ever before admitted to, knew about the Holocaust while it was happening.
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Author: Raphael Brown

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 0895559544

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 5745

A masterpiece that combines the visions of four great Catholic mystics into one coherent story on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Based primarily on the famous revelations of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich and Ven. Mary of Agreda, it also includes many episodes described in the writings of St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth of Schenau. To read this book, therefore, is to share in the magnificent visions granted to four of the most priviledged souls in the history of the Church. In complete harmony with the Gospel story, this book reads like a masterfully written novel. It includes such fascinating details as the birth and infancy of Mary, her espousal to St. Joseph and her Assumption into Heaven where she was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. For young and old alike, The Life of Mary As Seen by the Mystics will forever impress the reader with an inspiring and truly unforgettable understanding of the otherwise unknown facts concerning Mary and the Holy Family.
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Author: A.M. Shastri

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120813366

Category:

Page: 296

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The Kuttani-mata of Damodaragupta is one of the few works in the history of classical Sanskrit literature the time and locale of the composition whereof can be ascertained with a fair degree of certainty. We learn from Kalhana that Damodaragupta occupied a high position under the Karkota-Naga king Jayapida Vinayaditya who ruled over Kashmir in the closing years of the eighth and early years of the ninth centuries A.D. A critical study of the internal evidence indicates that the work was probably composed a few years after the close of Jayapida's reign. As indicated by the title, the text aims at exposing the secrets of the whole craft of prostitution in the form of the advice of an experienced bawd (Kuttani) to a courtesan, and from this point of view it occupies a unique place in the whole range of Sanskrit literature; for the account is based not only on the standard erotic texts like Vatsyayana's Kama-sutra but draws copiously upon the poet's personal observation of the actual state of affairs obtaining in post-Jayapida Kashmir. But the poem has a much wider scope than its professed theme and covers the entire gamut of contemporary life of Kashmir in particular and northern India in general in all its varied aspects and as such forms an important source for the study of contemporary Indian society. The present work attempts a critical evaluation of this evidence in the light of relevant literary and archaeological data. In the process new light is thrown on several important questions.
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Author: David C. Denison

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

View: 7615

An inside look at television production introduces the photographers, segment producers, audio engineers, graphic artists, animators, and others who contribute to the making of network news, talk shows, and prime time serials
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Author: James Montgomery Flagg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 5

View: 2249

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