Author: Frances Carey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083258

Category: Art

Page: 352

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The Book of Revelation's legacy of visual imagery is evaluated here, from the 11th century to the end of World War 2 illuminated manuscripts, books, prints and drawings of apocalyptic phases are examined.
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A Play

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571212468

Category: Drama

Page: 138

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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: Janine Scott

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756504533

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Explores the different shapes that can be found every day and discusses patterns and symmetry in simple terms.
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A Philosophy of Design

Author: Vilém Flusser

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780232365

Category: Art

Page: 192

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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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The Shape of Things Around Us

Author: Edith Mayo

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780879723033

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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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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Prophecy and the American Voice

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680422X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech about his American dream. Listening to these prophetic founding statements, Marcus explores America's promise as a New Jerusalem and the nature of its covenant: first with God, and then with its own citizens. In the nineteenth century, this vision of the nation's story was told in public as part of common discourse, to be fought over in plain speech and flights of gorgeous rhetoric. Since then, Marcus argues, it has become cryptic, a story told more in art than in politics. He traces it across the continent and through time, hearing the tale in the disparate voices of writers, filmmakers, performers, and actors: Philip Roth, David Lynch, David Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sheryl Lee, and Bill Pullman. In The Shape of Things to Come, the future and the past merge in extraordinary and uncanny ways, and Marcus proves once again that he is our most imaginative and original cultural critic.
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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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Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921218

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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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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A Practical Guide to Differential Geometry and the Shape Derivative

Author: Shawn W. Walker

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 1611973961

Category: Mathematics

Page: 152

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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: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075830229

Category: Fiction

Page: 453

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The Shape of Things to Come is a work of science fiction, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106. In the book, a world state is established as the solution to humanity's problems. As a frame story, Wells claims that the book is his edited version of notes written by an eminent diplomat, Dr Philip Raven, who had been having dream visions of a history textbook published in 2106 and wrote down what he could remember of it. Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), known as H. G. Wells, was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.
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Author: Roderick Charles

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105573451

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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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: Dayle Ann Dodds

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781564022240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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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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Author: Mike Mignola

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621159752

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 6198

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: Scott Allie

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616554436

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

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In two stories the mutated Abe Sapien battles carnivorous monsters alongside a militia and helps battle a necromancer raising a zombie swarm in Seattle.
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The Shape of Things

Author: Antony J. Crilly,Rae A. Earnshaw,Huw Jones

Publisher: Springer New York

ISBN: 9783540564928

Category: Chaos

Page: 317

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Applications of Fractals and Chaos presents new developments in this rapidlydeveloping subject area. The presentation is more than merely theoretical, it specifically presents particular applications in a wide range of applications areas. Under the oceans, we consider the ways in which sponges and corals grow; we look, too, at the stability of ships on their surfaces. Land itself is modelled and applications to art, medicineand camouflage are presented. Readers should find general interest in the range of areas considered and should also be able to discover methods of value for their own specific areas of interest from studying the structure of related activities.
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New Sculpture

Author: Meghan Dailey,Saatchi Gallery

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847832538

Category: Art

Page: 678

View: 9403

A survey of contemporary sculpture, published to coincide with the opening of London's new Saatchi Gallery, draws on influences from H.G. Wells and Stanley Kubrick while making predictions about how sculpture will evolve in the coming decades.
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A Comprehensive Master Plan of the City of North Las Vegas

Author: North Las Vegas (Nev.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: City planning

Page: 120

View: 5510

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