Author: Dayle Ann Dodds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442006331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 3116

Rhymes and colorful illustrations reveal how simple shapes come together to form houses, boats, and lots of other things in the world
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A Play

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571212468

Category: Drama

Page: 138

View: 1950

How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? Which price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil Labute in The Shape of Things. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friends' engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships, exposing the raw meat and gristle that lie beneath. The world premi�re of The Shape of Things was presented at the Almeida, London, in May 2001.
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Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921218

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 4073

When Dr Philip Raven, an intellectual working for the League of Nations, dies in 1930 he leaves behind a powerful legacy - an unpublished 'dream book'. Inspired by visions he has experienced for many years, it appears to be a book written far into the future: a history of humanity from the date of his death up to 2105. The Shape of Things to Come provides this 'history of the future', an account that was in some ways remarkably prescient - predicting climatic disaster and sweeping cultural changes, including a Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare, and political instabilities in the Middle East.
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Author: Frances Carey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083258

Category: Art

Page: 352

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This superbly illustrated book examines the depiction of the Apocalypse in the visual arts over nearly 1,000 years, from the great medieval manuscript cycles to the famous woodcuts of D?rer to the propaganda and satire of the 20th century.
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A Philosophy of Design

Author: Vilém Flusser

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780232365

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5987

This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher Vilém Flusser. It puts forward the view that our future depends on design. In a series of insightful essays on such ordinary "things" as wheels, carpets, pots, umbrellas and tents, Flusser emphasizes the interrelationships between art and science, theology and technology, and archaeology and architecture. Just as formal creativity has produced both weapons of destruction and great works of art, Flusser believed that the shape of things (and the designs behind them) represents both a threat and an opportunity for designers of the future.
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Prophecy and the American Voice

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312426422

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4020

A panoramic study of the American identity examines the nation's fable of self-invention, from the colonial period to the present day, arguing that the promise of America lies less and less in the political realm but more in the work of individual artists, writers, musicians, and others who strikingly dramatize the challenge the U.S. poses to each of its citizens. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Remarks on the History of Things

Author: George Kubler

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300196377

Category: Art

Page: 144

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When it was first released in 1962, The Shape of Time presented a radically new approach to the study of art history. Drawing upon new insights in fields such as anthropology and linguistics, George Kubler replaced the notion of style as the basis for histories of art with the concept of historical sequence and continuous change across time. Kubler’s classic work is now made available in a freshly designed edition. “The Shape of Time is as relevant now as it was in 1962. This book, a sober, deeply introspective, and quietly thrilling meditation on the flow of time and space and the place of objects within a larger continuum, adumbrates so many of the critical and theoretical concerns of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. It is both appropriate and necessary that it re-appear in our consciousness at this time.”—Edward J. Sullivan, New York University This book will be of interest to all students of art history and to those concerned with the nature and theory of history in general. In a study of formal and symbolic durations the author presents a radically new approach to the problem of historical change. Using new ideas in anthropology and linguistics, he pursues such questions as the nature of time, the nature of change, and the meaning of invention. The result is a view of historical sequence aligned on continuous change more than upon the static notion of style—the usual basis for conventional histories of art. A carefully reasoned and brilliantly suggestive essay in defense of the view that the history of art can be the study of formal relationships, as against the view that it should concentrate on ideas of symbols or biography.—Harper's.It is a most important achievement, and I am sure that it will be studies for many years in many fields. I hope the book upsets people and makes them reformulate.—James Ackerman.In this brief and important essay, George Kubler questions the soundness of the stylistic basis of art historical studies. . . . The Shape of Time ably states a significant position on one of the most complex questions of modern art historical scholarship.—Virginia Quarterly Review.
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The Shape of Things Around Us

Author: Edith Mayo

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780879723033

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 8065

The use of objects as source materials for scholarship has been increasingly legitimazed by the growth of American Studies programs which are now in the forefront in their work with objects. The use of the museum as a primary resource is currently being given a position of increasing importance in American Studies scholarship.
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Author: Janine Scott

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756504533

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4410

Explores the different shapes that can be found every day and discusses patterns and symmetry in simple terms.
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New Sculpture

Author: Lupe Núñez-Fernández,Saatchi Gallery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780953858798

Category: Installations (Art)

Page: 119

View: 2270

This book surveys international trends over the last 10 years - a return to figuration, exploration of scale, the dissolution of the very boundaries of traditional sculpture - in works by 20 artists."
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A Practical Guide to Differential Geometry and the Shape Derivative

Author: Shawn W. Walker

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 1611973953

Category: Mathematics

Page: 152

View: 7955

Many things around us have properties that depend on their shape?for example, the drag characteristics of a rigid body in a flow. This self-contained overview of differential geometry explains how to differentiate a function (in the calculus sense) with respect to a ?shape variable.? This approach, which is useful for understanding mathematical models containing geometric partial differential equations (PDEs), allows readers to obtain formulas for geometric quantities (such as curvature) that are clearer than those usually offered in differential geometry texts. Readers will learn how to compute sensitivities with respect to geometry by developing basic calculus tools on surfaces and combining them with the calculus of variations. Several applications that utilize shape derivatives and many illustrations that help build intuition are included.
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Author: Roderick Charles

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105573451

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 9850

A book of short stories about the strange things that can happen in a city the size of Tokyo, where people live cheek and jowl with strangers, some of whom are stranger than others... From pickpocket to office lady, 'The Shape of Things That Hide' examines the lowest ebb of the human spirit. People forced, by modern society, to the brink.
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Author: Mike Mignola

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621159752

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 4222

Direct from the pages of Hellboy and B.P.R.D.! A mutated Abe Sapien fights carnivorous monsters crawling out of the desert sand, a fortified militia that's walled Phoenix off from the rest of the world, and a viscous zombie swarm, while a mad necromancer rises over the monster-infested ruins of Seattle.
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Author: Damon Knight

Publisher: New York : Popular Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science fiction

Page: 206

View: 381

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A Practical Guide to Differential Geometry and the Shape Derivative

Author: Shawn W. Walker

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 1611973961

Category: Mathematics

Page: 152

View: 9295

Many things around us have properties that depend on their shape--for example, the drag characteristics of a rigid body in a flow. This self-contained overview of differential geometry explains how to differentiate a function (in the calculus sense) with respect to a "shape variable." This approach, which is useful for understanding mathematical models containing geometric partial differential equations (PDEs), allows readers to obtain formulas for geometric quantities (such as curvature) that are clearer than those usually offered in differential geometry texts. Readers will learn how to compute sensitivities with respect to geometry by developing basic calculus tools on surfaces and combining them with the calculus of variations. Several applications that utilize shape derivatives and many illustrations that help build intuition are included.
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A Picture Book of Geometry

Author: Ilonka Karasz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geometrical drawing

Page: 53

View: 7496

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A Novel

Author: Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735211167

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 2256

A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vásquez. The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets; and it haunts those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings. This novel explores the darkest moments of a country's past and brings to life the ways in which past violence shapes our present lives. A compulsive read, beautiful and profound, eerily relevant to our times and deeply personal, The Shape of the Ruins is a tour-de-force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our memories.
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