A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation
Author: Jonathan Zufi,Steve Wozniak,Jim Dalrymple
A coffee table book that celebrates the history of Apple products, taking the reader on a breathtaking tour of some of the most visually stunning and important products from the wizards of Cupertino, starting with the Apple I through a wide range of Apple classics, including desktops, portables, peripherals, iDevices, product packaging, and even prototypes.
How Organizations and Leaders Attain, Sustain, and Regain the Highest Level of Distinction
Author: Scott McKain
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
Scott McKain, award-winning speaker and author, explains how to move beyond being distinctive and to take your brand and business to the next level, to become iconic by knowing your customer and audience and providing the Ultimate Customer Experience every time. What if merely “standing out” from your competition isn’t enough to take your brand and business to the highest level? How do you become an iconic organization or leader? Being distinctive in the marketplace used to be the pinnacle of success. In today’s global marketplace, that mountain has become significantly more difficult to climb. And, with the explosion of social media, the competition for attention -- and customers -- is more intense than ever before. Standing out is not only more challenging than ever, it now has less of an impact on sustained growth. To be a lasting company, leader, or brand on a positive trajectory today, one must become iconic. In his new book, ICONIC, award-winning author and speaker Scott McKain examines what an iconic organization or leader is -- and helps you attain and retain that rare status. If your company has slipped in its standing (for example, think Sears or Nokia), McKain teaches you how you can regain your position. This is accomplished through unconventional ideas such as: • Go negative for greater success • Do not “under-promise/over-deliver” • Quit selling your products and services ICONIC is filled with insightful advice and practical examples. It’s not a book merely expressing an unproven, unrealistic theory. ICONIC teaches the critical, specific steps required to attain the highest level of distinction. Each chapter includes study questions to be used in company-wide or departmental focus groups to help you achieve iconic status. And, the examples used are not merely another recitation of praise for Starbucks, Apple, Google, Southwest, and Amazon. You will discover the only two factors upon which customers and employees judge your organization. You’ll meet and learn from the millionaire chimney sweep…the valet parking attendant building an iconic craft brewery…the single store steakhouse in the Midwest with higher revenue than New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green…and many more. ICONIC delivers powerful, practical, and precise steps for anyone from a Fortune 500 CEO to a solo-entrepreneur. From major industries to network marketing, there are critical insights awaiting you in ICONIC. The goal of this book is to is to help you and your organization achieve iconic status through sound research and practical wisdom. After reading ICONIC, you will be ready to take your business to the highest level.
Author: James W. Watts
Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
Images of books appear in art, advertising and commercial logos to symbolize learning, knowledge and wisdom. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. Such images and rituals utilize the iconic dimension of texts. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of iconic books and texts. It traces their development and influence from ancient to modern times and compares their roles in multiple cultures and religious traditions. The twenty-two essays presented here are original, cutting-edge contributions to this new academic field, and will appeal to students and scholars across the study of religions, literature, book history, archives and libraries.
Don’t Chase the New, Innovate the Old
Author: Soon Yu,Dave Birss
Publisher: Savio Republic
Category: Business & Economics
Modern business gurus all cry for the need to innovate, to disrupt, and to act like a startup. It’s hard to argue with that kind of thinking. It’s sexy and exciting. But it’s wrong. Too many businesses become enamored by shiny new objects and end up overlooking the value locked away in their existing products. Maybe your business is one of them. Iconic Advantage® is a different approach that allows companies to leverage what they already have to create lasting differentiation and deeper relationships with their customers. It generates disproportionate levels of profit and protects you against market fluctuations. Many of the world’s most successful brands have been using it for years. Now, you can benefit from reaching iconic status, whether you’re a Fortune 500, local pizza parlor, or an aspiring Unicorn startup. “Soon has an uncanny ability to take mysteries and turn them into heuristics. He’s done it on innovation and design, and now with Iconic Advantage.”—Roger Martin, author of Playing to Win and Former Dean of the Rotman School of Business “This book explains why some brands are built to last and others seem doomed to perish. It’s a framework that every marketer can put into play right away.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg
From the Metatheoretical Foundations to the Creative Possibilities of Iconicity in Language
Author: Ludovic De Cuypere
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Iconicity has become a popular notion in contemporary linguistic research. This book is the first to present a synthesis of the vast amount of scholarship on linguistic iconicity which has been produced in the previous decades, ranging from iconicity in phonology and morpho-syntax to the role of iconicity in language change. An extensive analysis is provided of some basic but nonetheless fundamental questions relating to iconicity in language, including: what is a linguistic sign and how are linguistic signs different from signs in general? What is an iconic sign and how may iconicity be involved in language? How does iconicity pertain to the relation between language and cognition? This book offers a new and comprehensive theoretical framework for iconicity in language. It is argued that the linguistic sign is fundamentally arbitrary, but that iconicity may be involved on a secondary level, adding extra meaning to an utterance.
Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
Iconic Events explores the social forces that have shaped the meanings around and enduring significance of events that have captured the public's imagination, including: Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, and September 11th. The book focuses on three interpretive phases including journalistic representations, political appropriations, and popular adaptations and pays particular attention to the development of dominant and resistive event narratives.
Author: Sali Hughes
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Health & Fitness
Over 200 iconic products that are among the best and most influential in the beauty world – past, present and future. ‘Sali Hughes has created a universe filled with galaxies of beauty secrets’ Charlotte Tilbury
Author: George Bornstein,Theresa Lynn Tinkle
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Crystallizes advanced research on the "meanings" that are created by a work's physical construction
Four Centuries of an Iconic Book
Author: Emma Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays printed in 1623 and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in December 1623, and goes on to explore the ways people have interacted with this iconic book over the four hundred years of its history. Throughout the stress is on what we can learn from individual copies now spread around the world about their eventful lives. From ink blots to pet paws, from annotations to wineglass rings, First Folios teem with evidence of its place in different contexts with different priorities. This study offers new ways to understand Shakespeare's reception and the history of the book. Unlike previous scholarly investigations of the First Folio, it is not concerned with the discussions of how the book came into being, the provenance of its texts, or the technicalities of its production. Instead, it reanimates, in narrative style, the histories of this book, paying close attention to the details of individual copies now located around the world - their bindings, marginalia, general condition, sales history, and location - to discuss five major themes: owning, reading, decoding, performing, and perfecting. This is a history of the book that consolidated Shakespeare's posthumous reputation: a reception history and a study of interactions between owners, readers, forgers, collectors, actors, scholars, booksellers, and the book through which we understand and recognise Shakespeare.
Author: Lars Elleström,Olga Fischer,Christina Ljungberg
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The contributions to Iconic Investigations deal with linguistic or literary aspects of language. While some studies analyze the cognitive structures of language, others pay close attention to the sounds of spoken language and the visual characteristics of written language. In addition this volume also contains studies of media types such as music and visual images that are integrated into the overall project to deepen the understanding of iconicity the creation of meaning by way of similarity relations. Iconicity is a fundamental but relatively unexplored part of signification in language and other media types. During the last decades, the study of iconicity has emerged as a vital research area with far-reaching interdisciplinary scope and the volume should be of interest for students and researchers interested in scholarly fields such as semiotics, cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor studies, poetry, intermediality, and multimodality.
Author: Olivia Lahs-Gonzales,Leon Hicks
This book features a new series of drawings by African-American artist Leon Hicks exhibited at the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis from February 24 - June 30, 2007. For 50 years, virtuoso artist, theoretician and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art at Webster University in St. Louis, Leon Hicks has created works that are aesthetically beautiful and conceptually complex. This book presents a selection from three new series: "Iconic Caper/Dancing," "The Hip-Hop Allergories," and "Three Sinks X Series, Iconic Caper/Dancing: Special Series." Hicks has an M.F.A degree in printmaking and an M.A. in painting from the State University of Iowa and a B.S. in painting and sculpture from Kansas State University. He also studied Art History at Stanford University, La Romita School of Art and at Atlanta University. Hicks has exhibited nationally and internationally and his works are in numerous public and private collections.
50 Stories about 50 Things
Author: Grace Lees-Maffei
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by 'iconic' and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity. 50 compact chapters examine designs ranging from everyday goods to high-end 'designer' objects and explores how iconicity was established and how it contributes to our understanding of iconic design, by considering production, consumption and legacy alongside similar or contemporaneous objects. The book is divided into five parts, each addressing a thematic locus, arranged in a sequence from the public to the personal. This structure demonstrates that icons are not only a public phenomenon but infiltrate our intimate self-identity, in the form of objects which we carry with us and contribute to our sense of self. With significantly longer object entries than standard texts, this is essential reading for students and scholars of design history, design criticism, design studies and material culture studies, museum studies, art and architectural history, architecture and design practice.
The Masters of Italian Fashion
Author: Megan Hess
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Italian fashion has long been revered for its craftsmanship and luxury, but also for its iconic status in the fashion world. Floral brocades, leopard print and show-stopping red dresses – the masters of Italian fashion know how to make a statement. In Iconic: The masters of Italian fashion, internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess explores ten of the best known and most loved Italian designers: Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Valentino, Pucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Missoni, Gucci and Armani. Megan takes readers on an unforgettable journey beneath the seams of each designer, learning about their history and significance to Italian – and global – fashion culture. Filled with Megan's stunning illustrations of some of the most well-known and fabulous outfits, from suits to swimwear to haute couture gowns, Iconic is a truly unique celebration of one of the world's most important fashion destinations.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
"This book is a story about stories, both real and imagined, based on literature and history and told or retold as comics"--P.  of cover.
Vol I: A - J. Vol II: K - Z
Author: Hisao Kakehi,Ikuhiro Tamori,Lawrence Schourup
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The lexicon of Japanese contains a large number of conventional mimetic words which vividly depict sounds, manners of action, states of mind etc. These words are notable for their distinctive syntactic properties, for the strikingly patterned way in which they exploit sound-symbolic correspondences, and for the copiousness of their use in conversation as well as in many written registers of Japanese. This dictionary is a comprehensive resource for linguists, language teachers, translators, and others who require detailed information about this important sector of the Japanese vocabulary. Examples created by the editors are accompanied by thousands of contextualized, referenced examples from published sources to illustrate the alternative meanings of each mimetic form. All examples appear in Japanese orthography, in romanization, and in English translation. Concise information is provided concerning the varieties of syntactic usage appropriate for each mimetic. An extensive English index facilitates comparison of English and Japanese vocabulary.
Materiality and Meaning in Social Life
Author: J. Alexander,D. Bartmanski,B. Giesen,Dominik Bartma?ski
Category: Social Science
A collection of original articles that explore social aspects of the phenomenon of icon. Having experienced the benefits and realized the limitations of so called 'linguistic turn', sociology has recently acknowledged a need to further expand its horizons.
Author: Philip G. Barker,Masoud Yazdani
Publisher: Intellect Books
Do pictures enhance the communicative power of text? This volume explains how to combine words with pictures, to communicate clearly across the cultural barriers that technology are breaking down.
Author: Katalin Gaal
Publisher: Plenum Publishing
Category: Foreign Language Study
The transforming potential of iconic beauty is vital to a full understanding and appreciation of the writer’s works and religious philosophy. This study therefore aims to develop and affirm the theological and artistic importance of the concept of transformation through Dostoevsky’s characterisation and narrative in the post-Siberian works by examining the role and function of the spiritual beauty manifested through icons. The research provides the basis for a deeper understanding of the function of transformative beauty in Dostoevsky’s works during an important period of his creative output and contributes to a reviving interest in the conceptualisation of beauty within a theological and literary framework. Works incorporated in the analysis include A Gentle Creature, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils and The Brothers Karamazov.
Author: Sarah Chapman
Publisher: Alison Hodge Publishers
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
Words and images that represent Cornwall, its way of life, its history and its beauty.