Author: Norbert Schneider
Category: Art and society
INSIGHTS INTO CHANGES OF MENTALITY AND PHILOSOPHY. HOW DO THE OBJECTS IN A STILL LIFE REFLECT THE CUSTOMS, IDEAS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE TIME? THIS IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WHICH NORBERT SCHNEIDER ASKS IN THIS BOOK. THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES AND THE 17TH CENTURY WAS WITHOUT DOUBT THE HEYDAY OF THE STILL LIFE. IT IS AN ART FORM WHICH GIVES US VALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO CHANGES OF MENTALITY AND PHILOSOPHY AS WELL AS PEOPLE'S NOTIONS OF DEATH. STILL LIFES CHART THE HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES AND THEIR ACCEPTANCE AS WELL AS THE GRADUAL REPLACEMENT OF THE MEDIAEVAL CONCEPT OF THE WORLD.
Author: Victoria Charles
Publisher: Parkstone International
Cézanne transformed a teacup into something alive, raising still-life to the point that it ceased to be inanimate. Wassily Kandinsky said about the French artist: “He painted these things as human beings because he was endowed with the gift of divining the inner life in everything.” In addition to those of Cézanne, this book is devoted to still-life paintings by artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Chardin and Picasso.
Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette UK
The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets... Celebrating ten years of Chief Inspector Gamache, this collector's edition contains an exclusive, illuminating and in-depth profile of Louise Penny, creator of one of the most enduring and distinctive characters in crime fiction.
Piktorale Prozesse in Kunst und Wissenschaft, 1600-2000
Author: Bettina Gockel,Julia Häcki,Miriam Volmert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft sind Orte des Denkens und Forschens. Sie tragen dazu bei, wie wir Objekte und Phanomene der Natur wahrnehmen. Wie sind diese Bilder in spezifischen historischen Zusammenhangen entstanden? Wie kann der Prozess der Verbildlichung lebendiger und veranderlicher Natur- und Alltagsobjekte untersucht werden? Und welche Bedeutung kommt dabei der empirischen Beobachtung zu? Die Beitrage dieses Bandes beschaftigen sich mit: dem Zusammenhang zwischen Stilllebenmalerei und Erkenntnistheorie, Philosophie und Bildtheorie (N. Schneider, H. Grootenboer, E. Oy-Marra); Verbildlichungen spezifischer Objekte als Erkenntnismedien (W. Busch, K. Leonhard); historischen Reflexionen und Theorien zur empirischen Beobachtung geologischer und physikalischer Phanomene (S. B. Keller, F. Weltzien); der Lebendigkeit und Veranderlichkeit darzustellender Objekte im Verhaltnis zum Bild in der Tiermalerei und im Stillleben der Gegenwartskunst (P. Lange-Bernd, B. Gockel, M. Wagner)."
Klipfisk, Cloudberries and Life After Kids
Author: Elisabeth Luard
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Funny, uplifting and insightful, Still Life is memoir which explores new worlds through the kitchens, market places and traditions of the locals.
Capturing that special moment in time
Author: Jennifer P. Lumley
A book of poetry that captures that special moment in time by richly depicting realistic perspectives. STILL LIFE includes expressions on beauty, love, life, our universe and nature. Somewhere along the way, readers will be able to identify with at least one poem to which they can relate quite personally. Irrespective of that personal experience, it is STILL LIFE.
Author: Paul Martineau
Publisher: Getty Publications
This is a sumptuous visual and narrative survey of the innovative ways in which photographers throughout the eras have explored the traditional genre of still life.
Author: Parramón Ediciones. Editorial Team
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Focuses on the composition of inanimate objects and covers such concepts as color choices, light sources, and point of view.
The Jim Beam Story and the Making of the World's #1 Bourbon
Author: F. Paul Pacult
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The untold story of the world's premier bourbon and the family that made it #1 American Still Life tells the intertwined true stories of America's favorite whiskey and the family dynasty that produces it to this very day. Jim Beam is the world's top-selling bourbon whiskey, with sales of over five million cases per year. Not a day has passed in the 207 years of Jim Beam's existence when a Beam family member has not been master distiller. Dedicated to quality, and dedicated to the family legacy, the Beams have shepherded their particularly American spirit to the top of their industry. And they've done it in an industry beset by challenges, from government regulation and prohibition, to changing consumer tastes, to fierce new global competition. By creating a brand of unparalleled quality and consistency, and by tying the success of their product with the good name of the family, the Beams have established a lasting legacy as perhaps one of the greatest family business dynasties in American history. Not just a simple history of "America's native spirit" (so named by an act of Congress in 1964) or a simple family history, American Still Life is a story of business success based on quality and attention to detail, constant innovation, revolutionary branding and advertising, and adaptation to the business environment. F. Paul Pacult (Walkill, NY) is recognized the world over as his generation's most accomplished and respected authority on beverage alcohol. He has written for many magazines, including Playboy, Wine and Spirits, Connoisseur, Whisky, Drink, Men's Journal, Cheers, Country Inns, Travel and Leisure, Bon Appetit, Decanter, and Food and Wine. Among his many accomplishments, he has hosted and coproduced two syndicated talk-radio programs and served as the primary expert on whiskey, beer, and wine for the History Channel documentary America Drinks: History in a Glass.
Theory After Television
Author: Richard Dienst
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Television can be imagined in a number of ways: as a profuse flow of images, as a machine that produces new social relationships, as the last lingering gasp of Western metaphysical thinking, as a stuttering relay system of almost anonymous messages, as a fantastic construction of time. Richard Dienst engages each of these possibilities as he explores the challenge television has posed for contemporary theories of culture, technology, and media. Five theoretical projects provide Still Life in Real Time with its framework: the cultural studies tradition of Raymond Williams; Marxist political economy; Heideggerian existentialism; Derridean deconstruction; and a Deleuzian anatomy of images. Drawing lessons from television programs like Twin Peaks and Crime Story, television events like the Gulf War, and television personalities like Madonna, Dienst produces a remarkable range of insights on the character of the medium and on the theories that have been affected by it. From the earliest theorists who viewed television as a new metaphor for a global whole, a liberal technology empty of ideological or any other content, through those who saw it as a tool for consumption, making time a commodity, to those who sense television’s threat to being and its intimate relation to power, Dienst exposes the rich pattern of television’s influence on philosophy, and hence on the deepest levels of contemporary experience. A book of theory, Still Life in Real Time will compel the attention of all those with an interest in the nature of the ever present, ever shifting medium and its role in the thinking that marks our time.
Author: Tom Robbins
Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Thomas Lynch
Publisher: Random House
Category: Literary Criticism
In Still Life in Milford, Lynch casts the cold eye we are told to on life and death, history and memory, the local and the larger geographics. Examining the dynamics of faith, remembrance, and intimate conduct, these poems are informed by end times, tribulations and visions that make up the ordinary enterprise of daily life. Colloquy and narrative, soliloquy and tribute, Still Life in Milford engages the full register of the poet's voices as elegist, eulogist, obituarist, straight man and passer-by to achieve a difficult and inimitable harmony.
Author: Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Bethany House
Romantic Suspense's Rising Star Continues to Win Fans Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart. Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found. She immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.
Author: Joy Fielding
Publisher: Seal Books
Casey Marshall looks like she has it all; a successful interior design business, a devoted husband, friends who love her, and a family fortune that means a comfortable lifestyle. But looks can be deceiving. Casey has more than her fair share of worries. A successful business partnership with her long-time friend, Janine, ended when Casey left to pursue her dream of interior design. The effects of this old wound are felt in their mutual friendship with another friend, Gail, leaving the previously happy threesome feeling uneasy. Casey not only worries about her damaged friendship with Janine, but also her complicated relationship with her younger sister, Drew. After the deaths of their parents, Casey became responsible for her sibling, both financially and emotionally, creating a rift that has only deepened with time. The only salvation from these worries is her marriage to Warren. Successful, handsome, and completely enraptured by his wife, her husband is the perfect reward for a life that, contrary to what some believe, hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Before they married, Warren had even insisted on a prenuptial agreement that meant he would receive none of Casey’ s considerable family fortune should they divorce. She trusts him completely and now thoughts of starting a family are beginning to take hold. Distracted by thoughts of a baby, Casey didn’t hear the car until it was too late. It slammed into her at almost fifty miles an hour, breaking nearly every bone in her body and plunging her into a coma. Lying in her hospital bed, Casey slowly begins to realize that although she is unable to see or communicate, she can hear everything that goes on around her. She soon discovers that her friends aren’t necessarily the people she thought them to be — and that her accident might not have been an accident at all. As she struggles to break free from her living death, she begins to wonder if what lies ahead could be even worse. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: A.S. Byatt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the author of The New York Times bestseller Possession, comes a highly acclaimed novel which captures in brilliant detail the life of one extended English family--and illuminates the choices they must make between domesticity and ambition, life and art. Toni Morrison, author of Beloved, writes of Byatt: "When it comes to probing characters her scalpel is sure but gentle. She is a loving surgeon".
Author: Eddy L. Harris
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
A New York Times Notable Book A deeply affecting memoir, Still Life in Harlem is Eddy L. Harris's insightful look at a neighborhood - both real and metaphorical. He reveals the magic of Harlem, as it becomes home and spirit in his masterful hands. Through his keen perceptions we enter the images and passions Harlem has always conjured, coming to understand its significance to those who live there and to those who only yearn to come to it. Unforgettably moving, this book chronicles how the world we know as Harlem came to be - from its pastoral days as a New York suburb to its days as the mecca of the black universe to its decline into a symbol of urban despair. Harris is torn over what this community has become and remorseful for having abandoned it. Lured back by Harlem's enchanting whispers in the ear of his imaginings, he returns in reverie. With amazing emotional depth and candor, he explores issues of identity through Harlem's sturdy people - folks with eyes dimmed from too few chances and with life worries burdensome enough to bend backs. He also examines his taut relationship with his father, juxtaposing a generation that aspired to do everything in its power to ensure that their sons and daughters would enjoy a better life against a recent generation cornered by resignation and surrender. Through it all, in what can be seen as only a stretch toward grace, Harris discovers his need for Harlem and Harlem's need for him, locating the life in this rich community that still harbors the embers of hope.
A Young American Woman Discovers the Life and Legacy of Her Korean Grandmother
Author: Helie Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As told by her granddaughter, the biography of a Korean woman born in 1912 into a socially repressive, male-dominated society, describes her struggles to overcome the pains of war, loss, and discrimination
A Practical Course for Artists
Author: Barrington Barber
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Still life has been a popular form of art for many hundreds of years, offering a wide choice of subjects, styles, and scale. Whether you want to work outdoors or at home, with carefully detailed studies or bold sweeps of line, with classical subjects or simple objects that you might find in your home, you will never be at a loss to find inspiration. In Drawing Still Life, Barrington Barber explores this genre in all its richness. A teacher as well as a working artist, his clear and comprehensive instruction for artists of all levels is supported by easy-to-follow illustrations. • Includes information and advice on materials and techniques • Covers ways of representing different objects and textures • Looks at different approaches to combining objects, themes, and at composition • Offers step-by-step drawings and exercises to practise