Homage to Ernst and Hildy Beyeler
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
"The success of the Galerie Beyeler, which led Ernst and Hildy Beyeler to found the Fondation Beyeler, began sixty years ago. Around sixteen thousand paintings, sculptures, and works on paper - not including prints and editions - passed through Baumleingasse 9, where the Beyelers took over an antiquarian bookstore in 1945. Its transformation into an art gallery was complete by 1947, and the address in Basel remains unchanged to this day." "An exemplary selection of me masterpieces that were handled by the gallery - and that have long since entered the great public and private collections of the world - can once again be seen in The Other Collection, making it possible to understand the distinctive beliefs, attitudes, and tastes of this remarkable couple. Among the highlights of this musee imaginaire are works by Bonnard, Braque, Cezanne, Dubuffet, Gauguin, Giacometti, Van Gogh, Gris, Kandinsky, Klee, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Mondrian, and Picasso." "This book contains 288 pages, 204 illustrations, 149 in color."--BOOK JACKET.
A Sherman's Lagoon Collection
Author: Jim Toomey
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
"It's easy to understand why Sherman's Lagoon has captured a considerable national following--and this number includes children as well as adults." --Mount Airy News As the title of this Sherman's Lagoon collection would indicate, creator Jim Toomey is not overly concerned about his strip being politically correct. "Nothing is above ridicule," says Toomey. Poodle: The Other White Meat is filled with the no-holds-barred humor that has made Sherman's Lagoon an international success. The popular cartoon takes a lighthearted yet satirical look at pop culture through the eyes of its namesake character, Sherman, the dim-witted but fun-loving shark. While the strip centers around the adventures of Sherman, his fellow underwater brethren are good for great laughs as well. Thereâ€™s: *Fillmore, the leading shark's trusty turtle sidekick; *Megan, Sherman's significant-shark-other; *Hawthorne, the cranky hermit crab who lives in a beer can; *Ernest, a computer-hacking pop philosopher; *And a host of other silly sea creatures that inhabit the lagoon just off the make-believe South Pacific island of Kapupu. Sherman is, shall we say, not the sharpest fishing hook in the tackle box. One minute he exasperates Fillmore with nonsensical ideas like videotaping every moment of his day in case something happens. Then, when something really does occur--the arrival of space aliens--Fillmore later discovers that all that was documented was the back of the camera's lens cap! And so it goes with the irreverent cast of characters featured in Poodle: The Other White Meat. This Sherman's Lagoon collection offers a knee-slapping good time for readers of all ages--if only fish had knees.
Children of the Others CollectionT
Author: A. Dragonblood
Festival of Friends and Foes takes us on a wild ride of good friends and strange assurances. Ethan, Camille and Jeremy plan on enjoying a fun weekend festival called Beltane with their families and other children with similar gifts. Thinking that this would give them time to share some of their stories with each other and help Ethan understand more about his family. Little did they know there was more thrills and chills waiting for them than they could have ever expected. Out witting giant animals, possessed assassins and curious kids, the three friends learn that they will all have to work together to make it out of this weekend without going crazy. If it weren't for their new friend Gretchen they would probably have been in a world of trouble with their parents too.
African American Art in the Collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr
Author: David C. Driskell,Bill Cosby,René Hanks
This volume presents selections from the highly-respected Cosby collection of African American art. Their introductions elaborate on their strong belief that African American families should themselves seek to preserve their cultural history and not rely on the mainstream. They also provide interesting background about how they began their collection and what owning the art has meant to them. The essay by Driskell (curator, author, and scholar) places each artist within the context of his or her era from the late 1700s to the present, and explores the historical, biographical, social, and political background of each period. Also contains biographies of the artists. Beautifully illustrated with 91 color plates and several other illustrations. Oversize: 10.25x13.25". Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
A Guide to Microform Manuscripts on Indian-White Relations
Author: Polly Grimshaw
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
From their earliest contacts with the native inhabitants, European travelers to the New World wrote letters, journals, and official reports about the Indians they met or heard about. Grimshaw has compiled information on 70 collections of these documents now available in microform, evaluating each
A Complete Catalogue
Author: Yong-i Yun,Regina Krahl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The collection of Korean art in the Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the finest outside the Far East, containing rich holdings of early unglazed ceramics, celadon stonewares of the Koryo dynasty, punch'ong wares and porcelains of the Choson dynasty as well as items in glass, jade, bronze, brass, lacquer and wood. This catalogue, compiled by Yun Yong-i and edited by Regina Krahl, supplies detailed information on the artefacts and posits a dating system which will be useful to students and collectors of Korean art worldwide. The introductions to each type of ware represent important contributions to the subject. Essays on Korean culture and the technology of Korean ceramics set the works of art in historical context. The finest examples of each type of ware are represented in 32 pages of colour illustrations and over 450 black and white photographs show varied views of the specimens.
Author: Harlan Ellison
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Social Science
In the late 1960s, Harlan Ellison launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press, where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still holds true. Open Road and Edgeworks Abbey, Ellison’s company, are proud to make this second volume of fifty‐two outspoken columns widely available.
Author: Chloe Aridjis
“Lyrical and haunting . . . A beautiful portrait of urban loneliness, and the pursuit of meaning amid the barbed comforts of solitude.” —The Economist Marie’s job as a security guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But through the hushed corridors of England’s largest art museum surge currents of history and violence. For in this hall filled with paintings whose power belies their own fragility, there also lingers the legacy of Marie’s great-grandfather Ted, himself a museum guard. Decades earlier, he slipped and fell moments before reaching the suffragette Mary Richardson as she took a blade to one of the gallery’s masterpieces on the eve of the First World War. After nine years on the job, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris—where, with the arrival of an uninvited guest and an unexpected encounter, her carefully contained world will be torn open . . . The follow-up to Chloe Aridjis’s “charming and unconventional debut, Book of Clouds” (The Independent), Asunder is a “captivating, cerebral novel” (Booklist) of beguiling depths and beautiful strangeness, exploring the delicate balance between creation and destruction, control and surrender. “[An] oddly compelling tale . . . Dark and peculiar, simultaneously sinister and playful, Aridjis’ modern gothic vision will charm those prepared to linger in her cabinet of curiosities.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Dramatic and affecting, completely coherent and oddly irresistible. It is a brilliant book.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Herausgegeben von Elize Bisanz
Author: Charles S Peirce
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914), bekannt als Logiker, Philosoph, Mathematiker und Physiker, zählt zu den wichtigsten Denkern der modernen Wissenschaftsgeschichte. In der späten und wichtigsten Phase seines Schaffens (1891-1909) hat er programmatische Aufsätze sowie ausgewählte Vorlesungen explizit als eine Reihe für die Zeitschrift "The Monist" konzipiert, Beiträge, von denen bislang nur Ausschnitte und stark revidierte Fassungen veröffentlicht worden sind. Die erstmalige und vollständige Veröffentlichung der "Monist"-Texte in diesem Band beabsichtigt eine zeitgemäße Annäherung an das höchst heterogene Werk von Peirce. Sie ist der Versuch, Peirces Gedanken der internationalen wissenschaftlichen Öffentlichkeit originalgetreu zu präsentieren. Zentrales Ziel der "Monist"-Reihe bildet die Begründung einer Methode der Semiotik. Die Abhandlungen präsentieren Erklärungen zu Universalgesetzmäßigkeiten wie Gefühle, Wille und Kognition, zu Differenzen zwischen auf Erfahrung basiertem und imaginiertem Wissen, aber auch zur Definition der Aufmerksamkeit als einer symbolischen Tätigkeit. Neben ihrer wissenschaftlichen Relevanz in der philosophischen, bildwissenschaftlichen und kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschung, in der Kognitionswissenschaft und Logik besitzen die von Peirce diskutierten Themen auch eine hohe Aktualität für die zeitgenössischen Naturwissenschaften.
Author: Mark M. Lowenthal,Robert M. Clark
Publisher: CQ Press
Category: Political Science
Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring you an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Author: Ray Bradbury,Steven L. Aggelis
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
BIOGRAPHY ¨ LITERARY CRITICISM--> This collection of interviews captures the imagination of the writer widely regarded as "the granddaddy of science fiction." However, Ray Bradbury considers Fahrenheit 451 to be his only science-fiction novel and his others, including The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Illustrated Man, to be more fantasy and horror than science fiction. Bradbury, born in 1920, began reading voraciously quite early. He enjoyed the pulp magazine Amazing Stories when it first appeared. He came to maturity just before World War II, when Nazis were firing V-1 and V-2 rockets at Britain, and began writing fiction as the space age was coming to full stride. In addition to having a moon crater named in his honor, he has received science fiction's Nebula Grandmaster Award for his lifetime achievements and in 2000 the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. "The writer's vocabulary need not be extensive," Bradbury says. "He shouldn't throw unusual words at the reader, but I do believe in using the right word. The reader should be given something more than the basic meaning by the use of words that are dynamic and colorful, that provide pictures for the reader." Since 1941, when Super Science Stories bought his first story, Bradbury has written and published hundreds of short stories, as well as novels, essays, dramas, operas, teleplays, poems, and screenplays. His film work in Ireland crafting the screenplay for John Huston's Moby-Dick in 1954 established Bradbury as a fixture in Hollywood. Versions of his works have been shown on all the major networks, and USA Network produced sixty-five of his teleplays for The Ray Bradbury Theater. During his career Bradbury has given more than 300 interviews. The selection included in this volume begins in 1948, spans more than five decades, and charts Bradbury's long creative life. A recent Ph.D. graduate from Florida State University, Steven Aggelis teaches at Tallahassee Community College.
Author: Richard J. Simon,Mark Schmidt
Publisher: Sams Publishing
This book is for developers who want to develop .NET applications using Visual C++ 7.0 as the programming language. It covers the new features of Visual C++ which support .NET while lightly covering the new MFC and ATL enhancements as they relate to the .NET architecture, but focuses heavily on developing for the .NET framework. The book takes the reader through a simple .NET application, a more advanced application, and Internet development in .NET. The reader is also shown the differences between managed and unmanaged Visual C++ code and how to integrate them--critical information for migrating legacy C++ applications to the .NET architecture.
No Place Like Oz, Dorothy Must Die, The Witch Must Burn, The Wizard Returns, The Wicked Will Rise
Author: Danielle Paige
Category: Juvenile Fiction
There's a new wicked witch in Oz—and her name is Dorothy. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz meets Kill Bill in this edgy, fast-paced, fantasy-adventure series from New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige. The first two novels and three novellas are available together here for the first time: Dorothy Must Die: Oz has turned into a savage dystopia under Dorothy's rule—and now a new girl from Kansas must take her down. Amy Gunn been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. Her mission: Remove the Tin Woodman's heart. Steal the Scarecrow's brain. Take the Lion's courage. And—Dorothy must die. The Wicked Will Rise: With the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked scattered across Oz, Amy Gumm is on her own in the twisted fairyland. As she searches the kingdom in the hopes of destroying Dorothy once and for all, Amy realizes that nothing is what it seems in Oz and everyone has their own agenda. This collection also contains the three prequel novellas No Place Like Oz, The Witch Must Burn, and The Wizard Returns.
The fable during the Roman Empire and in the Middle Ages. Volume two
Author: Francisco Rodríguez Adrados
This is the second of three volumes covering the long history of the fable from Sumer to the present day. Historical evidence reaching as far back as Antiquity, supports the study of more than 500 works considered to be fables.