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White Walls

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Publisher: Penguin
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A memoir of mothers and daughters, hoarding, and healing. Judy Batalion grew up in a house filled with endless piles of junk and layers of crumbs and dust; suffocated by tuna fish cans, old papers and magazines, swivel chairs, tea bags, clocks, cameras, printers, VHS tapes, ballpoint pens…obsessively gathered and stored by her hoarder mother. The first chance she had, she escaped the clutter to create a new identity—one made of order, regimen, and clean white walls. Until, one day, she found herself enmeshed in life’s biggest chaos: motherhood. Confronted with the daunting task of raising a daughter after her own dysfunctional childhood, Judy reflected on not only her own upbringing but the lives of her mother and grandmother, Jewish Polish immigrants who had escaped the Holocaust. What she discovered astonished her. The women in her family, despite their differences, were even more closely connected than she ever knew—from her grandmother Zelda to her daughter of the same name. And, despite the hardships of her own mother-daughter relationship, it was that bond that was slowly healing her old wounds. Told with heartbreaking honesty and humor, this is Judy’s poignant account of her trials negotiating the messiness of motherhood and the indelible marks that mothers and daughters make on each other’s lives.

White Walls

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Author: Tatyana Tolstaya
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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White Walls by Tatyana Tolstaya Book Resume:

“Tolstaya carves indelible people who roam the imagination long after the book is put down.” –Time Tatyana Tolstaya’s short stories—with their unpredictable fairy-tale plots, appealingly eccentric characters, and stylistic abundance and flair—established her in the 1980s as one of modern Russia’s finest writers. Since then her work has been translated throughout the world. Edna O’Brien has called Tolstaya “an enchantress.” Anita Desai has spoken of her work’s “richness and ardent life.” Mixing heartbreak and humor, dizzying flights of fantasy and plunging descents to earth, Tolstaya is the natural successor in a great Russian literary lineage that includes Gogol, Yuri Olesha, Bulgakov, and Nabokov. White Walls is the most comprehensive collection of Tolstaya’s short fiction to be published in English so far. It presents the contents of her two previous collections, On the Golden Porch and Sleepwalker in a Fog, along with several previously uncollected stories. Tolstaya writes of lonely children and lost love, of philosophers of the absurd and poets working as janitors, of angels and halfwits. She shows how the extraordinary will suddenly erupt in the midst of ordinary life, as she explores the human condition with a matchless combination of unbound imagination and unapologetic sympathy.

White Walls

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Author: Judy Batalion
Publisher: Penguin
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White Walls by Judy Batalion Book Resume:

A memoir of mothers and daughters, hoarding, and healing. Judy Batalion grew up in a house filled with endless piles of junk and layers of crumbs and dust; suffocated by tuna fish cans, old papers and magazines, swivel chairs, tea bags, clocks, cameras, printers, VHS tapes, ballpoint pens…obsessively gathered and stored by her hoarder mother. The first chance she had, she escaped the clutter to create a new identity—one made of order, regimen, and clean white walls. Until, one day, she found herself enmeshed in life’s biggest chaos: motherhood. Confronted with the daunting task of raising a daughter after her own dysfunctional childhood, Judy reflected on not only her own upbringing but the lives of her mother and grandmother, Jewish Polish immigrants who had escaped the Holocaust. What she discovered astonished her. The women in her family, despite their differences, were even more closely connected than she ever knew—from her grandmother Zelda to her daughter of the same name. And, despite the hardships of her own mother-daughter relationship, it was that bond that was slowly healing her old wounds. Told with heartbreaking honesty and humor, this is Judy’s poignant account of her trials negotiating the messiness of motherhood and the indelible marks that mothers and daughters make on each other’s lives.

Life's Too Short for White Walls

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Author: Liz Flaherty
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
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Still reeling from her divorce, Joss Murphy flees to Banjo Bend, Kentucky, where she'd been safe and happy as a child. The family farm is now a campground. Weary and discouraged, she talks owner Ezra McIntire into renting her a not-quite-ready cabin. With PTSD keeping him company, Ez thrives on the seclusion of the campground. The redhead in Cabin Three adds suggestions to his improvement plans, urging color and vibrancy where there was none. Neither is looking for love, yet the attraction they share is undeniable. Can the comfort of campfires, hayrides, and sweet kisses bring these two lost souls together?

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition

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Author: Thomas R. Zentall,Edward A. Wasserman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition by Thomas R. Zentall,Edward A. Wasserman Book Resume:

In the past decade, the field of comparative cognition has grown and thrived. No less rigorous than purely behavioristic investigations, examinations of animal intelligence are useful for scientists and psychologists alike in their quest to understand the nature and mechanisms of intelligence. Extensive field research of various species has yielded exciting new areas of research, integrating findings from psychology, behavioral ecology, and ethology in a unique and wide-ranging synthesis of theory and research on animal cognition. The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition contains sections on perception and illusion, attention and search, memory processes, spatial cognition, conceptualization and categorization, problem solving and behavioral flexibility, and social cognition processes including findings in primate tool usage, pattern learning, and counting. The authors have incorporated findings and theoretical approaches that reflect the current state of the field. This comprehensive volume will be a must-read for students and scientists who want to know about the state of the art of the modern science of comparative cognition.


Conservation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Alison Richmond,Alison Bracker
Publisher: Routledge
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Conservation by Alison Richmond,Alison Bracker Book Resume:

'Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas, and Uncomfortable Truths' presents multi-perspective critical analyses of the ethics and principles that guide the conservation of works of art and design, archaeological artefacts, buildings, monuments, and heritage sites on behalf of society. Contributors from the fields of philosophy, sociology, history, art and design history, museology, conservation, architecture, and planning and public policy address a wide range of conservation principles, practices, and theories from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, encouraging the reader to make comparisons across subjects and disciplines. By wrestling with and offering ways of disentangling the ethical dilemmas confronting those who maintain and sustain cultural heritage for today and tomorrow, 'Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas, and Uncomfortable Truths' provides an essential reference text for conservation professionals, museum and heritage professionals, art and cultural historians, lecturers and students, and all others invested in cultural heritage theories and practices. Alison Richmond, as a Senior Conservator in the Victoria and Albert Museum and Deputy Head of the Conservation Department at the Royal College of Art, maintains teaching and research roles in conservation theory, principles and ethics, and has developed decision-making tools for conservators. She is an Accredited Conservator-Restorer (ACR), a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation (FIIC), and a Trustee of the UK’s Institute of Conservation (Icon) since 2005. Alison Bracker received her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Leeds, and manages the Events & Lectures programme at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. As co-founder of Bracker Fiske Consultants, she advises on the presentation, description, documentation, and care of artworks comprising modern media, and lectures and publishes widely on the theoretical and practical issues arising from the conservation of non-traditional and impermanent materials in contemporary works of art.

Tear Down the Walls

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Author: Patrick Burke
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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From the earliest days of rock and roll, white artists regularly achieved fame, wealth, and success that eluded the Black artists whose work had preceded and inspired them. This dynamic continued into the 1960s, even as the music and its fans grew to be more engaged with political issues regarding race. In Tear Down the Walls, Patrick Burke tells the story of white American and British rock musicians’ engagement with Black Power politics and African American music during the volatile years of 1968 and 1969. The book sheds new light on a significant but overlooked facet of 1960s rock—white musicians and audiences casting themselves as political revolutionaries by enacting a romanticized vision of African American identity. These artists’ attempts to cast themselves as revolutionary were often naïve, misguided, or arrogant, but they could also reflect genuine interest in African American music and culture and sincere investment in anti-racist politics. White musicians such as those in popular rock groups Jefferson Airplane, the Rolling Stones, and the MC5, fascinated with Black performance and rhetoric, simultaneously perpetuated a long history of racial appropriation and misrepresentation and made thoughtful, self-aware attempts to respectfully present African American music in forms that white leftists found politically relevant. In Tear Down the Walls Patrick Burke neither condemns white rock musicians as inauthentic nor elevates them as revolutionary. The result is a fresh look at 1960s rock that provides new insight into how popular music both reflects and informs our ideas about race and how white musicians and activists can engage meaningfully with Black political movements.

Critical Years in Immigration

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Author: Freda Hawkins
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
File Size: 1925 KB
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Critical Years in Immigration by Freda Hawkins Book Resume:

With the new introduction, Freda Hawkins brings Critical Years in Immigration up to date by discussing the directions taken by the Canadian and Australian governments since 1984. She also clarifies the implications of the recently announced Canadian immi

From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum

From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius,Piotr Piotrowski
Publisher: Routledge
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From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum by Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius,Piotr Piotrowski Book Resume:

Since the late nineteenth century, museums have been cited as tools of imperialism and colonialism, as strongholds of patriarchalism, masculinism, homophobia and xenophobia, and accused both of elitism and commercialism. But, could the museum absorb and benefit from its critique, turning into a critical museum, into the site of resistance rather than ritual? This book looks at the ways in which the museum could use its collections, its cultural authority, its auratic space and resources to give voice to the underprivileged, and to take an active part in contemporary and at times controversial issues. Drawing together both major museum professionals and academics, it examines the theoretical concept of the critical museum, and uses case studies of engaged art institutions from different parts of the world. It reaches beyond the usual focus on western Europe, America, and ’the World’, including voices from, as well as about, eastern European museums, which have rarely been discussed in museum studies books so far.

The Unconventional Guide to Home Decor Ideas

The Unconventional Guide to Home Decor Ideas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Patricia McDonald
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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The Unconventional Guide to Home Decor Ideas by Patricia McDonald Book Resume:

Making a home look its best is important. That’s why this ebook gives you great advice to help change how you look at your house and your shopping habits. Discover everything you need to know by grabbing a copy of this ebook.

Wonder Walls

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Author: Phoebe Cornog,Roxy Prima
Publisher: Storey Publishing
File Size: 352 KB
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Wonder Walls by Phoebe Cornog,Roxy Prima Book Resume:

Wallpaper may be desirable, but it can be expensive, difficult to install, and damaging to the wall upon removal. Street art and graffiti might seem unattainable, but everyone has an interior wall they can paint. Wall painting offers a way to achieve these modern design effects in the home, and it can be accessible to everyone — even those who don’t consider themselves artists. This bright and colorful book from the creators of Pandr Design Co. features DIY how-to wall painting techniques that will help readers discover the possibilities of paint and see their walls as their canvas. Authors Phoebe Cornog and Roxy Prima take readers through wall preparation and paint selection and then teach how to achieve different techniques step by step, from marbling to sponging to geometric design to lettering and more. They address tips, tricks, and troubleshooting and help readers customize their home — without breaking a sweat or breaking the bank. For fans of interior design or anyone seeking to bring color into their home and make their space unique, this book will spark the imagination, feed creativity, and deliver the confidence to do it themselves. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

The Glass Castle

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Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 612 KB
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Book Resume:

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Walls and Headspace

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Author: Greg Bauder
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
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Walls and Headspace by Greg Bauder Book Resume:

DescriptionWALLS AND HEADSPACE is a poetry collection about the personal growth and search for identity of the poet. A variety of styles are used including some avant-garde ones. From the frustrations and fears behind the lonely walls of schizophrenia to an integrated and deeper understanding of the world, these poems will take the reader on a journey of discovery. About the AuthorGreg Bauder has struggled with schizophrenia for 30 years. He has published in many magazines and has a BA in English Literature from The University Of British Columbia. He presently lives in Surrey, B.C., a large suburb of Vancouver.

The Warfare of Divided Allegiances: Civil War Collection

The Warfare of Divided Allegiances: Civil War Collection [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Stephen Crane,Mark Twain,Ambrose Bierce,Joseph A. Altsheler,Winston Churchill,John William De Forest,G. A. Henty,María Ruiz de Burton,Mary Johnston,Thomas Dixon Jr.,George Washington Cable,Harry Hazelton,Ellen Glasgow,B. K. Benson,Robert W. Chambers,George W. Peck,Byron A. Dunn,John Esten Cooke,John R. Musick,W. H. Shelton,Charles King,Henry F. Keenan,Jules Verne,Natalie Sumner Lincoln,Randall Parrish,John McElroy,Charles Carleton Coffin,Lucy Foster Madison,Edward Robins,Edward Everett Hale,James Ford Rhodes
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Warfare of Divided Allegiances: Civil War Collection by Stephen Crane,Mark Twain,Ambrose Bierce,Joseph A. Altsheler,Winston Churchill,John William De Forest,G. A. Henty,María Ruiz de Burton,Mary Johnston,Thomas Dixon Jr.,George Washington Cable,Harry Hazelton,Ellen Glasgow,B. K. Benson,Robert W. Chambers,George W. Peck,Byron A. Dunn,John Esten Cooke,John R. Musick,W. H. Shelton,Charles King,Henry F. Keenan,Jules Verne,Natalie Sumner Lincoln,Randall Parrish,John McElroy,Charles Carleton Coffin,Lucy Foster Madison,Edward Robins,Edward Everett Hale,James Ford Rhodes Book Resume:

This Madison & Adams edition presents the greatest novels and stories written in the aftermath of the Civil War, trying to show the truth in disguise of fiction, the trauma, the turmoil, the massacre and the heroism of all people involved:_x000D_ Stephen Crane:_x000D_ The Red Badge of Courage_x000D_ The Little Regiment_x000D_ The Veteran_x000D_ The Private History of a Campaign That Failed & A Curious Experience (Mark Twain)_x000D_ Ambrose Bierce:_x000D_ An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge_x000D_ A Horseman in the Sky_x000D_ Chickamauga_x000D_ Joseph A. Altsheler: _x000D_ The Guns of Bull Run_x000D_ The Guns of Shiloh_x000D_ The Scouts of Stonewall_x000D_ The Sword of Antietam_x000D_ The Star of Gettysburg_x000D_ The Rock of Chickamauga_x000D_ The Shades of the Wilderness_x000D_ The Tree of Appomattox_x000D_ The Crisis (Winston Churchill)_x000D_ Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty (John William De Forest)_x000D_ With Lee in Virginia (G. A. Henty)_x000D_ Who Would Have Thought It? (María Ruiz de Burton)_x000D_ The Long Roll (Mary Johnston)_x000D_ Cease Firing (Mary Johnston)_x000D_ The Victim: A Romance of the Real Jefferson Davis (Thomas Dixon Jr.)_x000D_ Kincaid's Battery (George Washington Cable)_x000D_ The Border Spy (Harry Hazelton)_x000D_ The Battle Ground (Ellen Glasgow)_x000D_ Who Goes There? (B. K. Benson)_x000D_ Ailsa Paige (Robert W. Chambers)_x000D_ Special Messenger (Robert W. Chambers)_x000D_ How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion (George W. Peck)_x000D_ Raiding with Morgan (Byron A. Dunn)_x000D_ Mohun; Or, the Last Days of Lee and His Paladins (John Esten Cooke)_x000D_ Brother Against Brother (John R. Musick)_x000D_ The Last Three Soldiers (W. H. Shelton)_x000D_ A War-Time Wooing (Charles King)_x000D_ The Iron Game (Henry F. Keenan)_x000D_ The Blockade Runners (Jules Verne)_x000D_ The Lost Despatch (Natalie Sumner Lincoln)_x000D_ My Lady of the North (Randall Parrish)_x000D_ Uncle Daniel's Story of "Tom" Anderson (John McElroy)_x000D_ The Red Acorn (John McElroy)_x000D_ Winning His Way (Charles Carleton Coffin)_x000D_ A Daughter of the Union (Lucy Foster Madison)_x000D_ Chasing an Iron Horse (Edward Robins)_x000D_ The Man Without a Country (Edward Everett Hale)_x000D_ History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 (James Ford Rhodes)

Curtain Walls

Curtain Walls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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Banksy: The Man behind the Wall

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Author: Will Ellsworth-Jones
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
File Size: 709 KB
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Read Count: 6026939


Banksy: The Man behind the Wall by Will Ellsworth-Jones Book Resume:

In this fully revised and richly illustrated edition, author and journalist Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together a complete picture of the life and work of Banksy, perhaps the most iconic, enigmatic and controversial artist of modern times. For someone who shuns the limelight so completely that he conceals his name, never shows his face and gives interviews only by email, Banksy is remarkably famous. This fully updated and illustrated story of Banksy’s life and career builds an intriguing picture of his world and unpicks its contradictions. Whether art or vandalism, anti-establishment or sell-out, Banksy and his work have become a cultural phenomenon and the question ‘Who is Banksy?’ is as much about his career as it is ‘the man behind the wall’. From his beginnings as a Bristol graffiti artist, his artwork is now sold at auction for seven-figure sums and hangs on celebrities’ walls. The appearance of a new Banksy is national news, his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop was Oscar-nominated and people queue for hours to see his latest exhibition. Now moreNational Treasure than edgy outsider, who is Banksy and how did he become what he is today? This book charts Banksy's journey from the graffiti-scrawled streets of Barton Hill, the working class neighbourhood of Bristol where he and others covered the walls with vibrant pieces while trying to avoid the police, through to some of the most prestigious galleries of the world, where his daring acts of guerilla art have forced us to reconsider how we define as art. From the artist's own words to recollections of friends and colleagues, this book also examines the contradictions of Banksy's life: charting how a privately educated boy from a middle class area of Bristol reinvented himself as a rogue and an outlaw who would take the art world by storm. With beautiful reproductions of some of his most controversial and recognisable works, this detailed study is a truly indispensible guide to understanding the ultimate art rebel whose work is no less relevant today than it was when he first started out some thirty years ago.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Walls & Ceilings

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Walls & Ceilings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Tom Lemmer
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
File Size: 968 KB
File Format: Pdf
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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Walls & Ceilings by Tom Lemmer Book Resume:

Finishing walls and ceilings once meant nailing up some wallboard and slapping on paint or wallpaper. No more. Today's do-it-yourself can create dozens of different and exciting wall and ceiling finishes using materials now available at any home improvement center. Even basic wallboard installation is a new game, with curved walls, arches, and elaborate special effects easily achieved with innovative products aimed at the homeowner. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Walls & Ceilings gives all the information needed to give walls and ceilings designer finishes.

The Wall

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Author: William Sutcliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
File Size: 1850 KB
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The Wall by William Sutcliffe Book Resume:

Joshua lives with his mother and step-father in Amarias, an isolated town, where all the houses are brand new. Amarias is surrounded by a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that the Wall is the only thing keeping his people safe from a brutal and unforgiving enemy. One day, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel that leads underneath the Wall. The chance to catch a glimpse of life on the other side of The Wall is too tempting to resist. He's heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds . . . Set in a tense reality closely mirroring Israel's West bank, this deeply affecting parable of a boy who undertakes a short journey to another world lingers long after completion.

Color and Design

Color and Design [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Marilyn DeLong,Barbara Martinson
Publisher: A&C Black
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File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8882719


Color and Design by Marilyn DeLong,Barbara Martinson Book Resume:

From products we use to clothes we wear, and spaces we inhabit, we rely on colour to provide visual appeal, data codes and meaning. Color and Design addresses how we understand and experience colour, and through specific examples explores how colour is used in a spectrum of design-based disciplines including apparel design, graphic design, interior design, and product design. Through highly engaging contributions from a wide range of international scholars and practitioners, the book explores colour as an individual and cultural phenomenon, as a pragmatic device for communication, and as a valuable marketing tool. Color and Design provides a comprehensive overview for scholars and an accessible text for students on a range of courses within design, fashion, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology and visual and material culture. Its exploration of colour in marketing as well as design makes this book an invaluable resource for professional designers. It will also allow practitioners to understand how and why colour is so extensively varied and offers such enormous potential to communicate.

Painted Walls

Painted Walls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Megan Mitcham
Publisher: Megan Mitcham
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Deadly daddy-issues.The Blood-Red Killer, America's most notorious serial killer, tucked Supervisory Special Agent Ava Shepherd into bed every night with a bedtime story and a kiss on the cheek.Thirty years after his apprehension, Ava--still running from his memory--becomes the prime suspect for a murder eerily similar to the ones her father committed all those years ago. Shattered by the accusation, Ava reluctantly accepts former flame Special Agent Kenneth Hunt's assistance in clearing her name. Kenneth is on the mend, and though their fling is ancient history, the bruises Ava left on his heart throb in her presence. He'll help her, but she'll have to play by his rules.When the body count and undeniable heat rise, Ava must face the demons of her past and present--or be consumed by them.

The Light of Days

The Light of Days [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Judy Batalion
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Light of Days by Judy Batalion Book Resume:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Also on the USA Today, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Globe and Mail, Publishers Weekly, and Indie bestseller lists. One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now. Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick, taught children, and hid families. Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown. As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, and Band of Brothers, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion—the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors—takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few—like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail—into the late 20th century and beyond. Powerful and inspiring, featuring twenty black-and-white photographs, The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds. NPR's Best Books of 2021 National Jewish Book Award, 2021 Canadian Jewish Literary Award, 2021


Abode [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Serena Mitnik-Miller,Mason St. Peter,Melissa Goldstein
Publisher: Abrams
File Size: 1331 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7519346


Abode by Serena Mitnik-Miller,Mason St. Peter,Melissa Goldstein Book Resume:

Create your space with simplicity, tranquility, and beautifully minimalist style. The yearning for a life of pared-down purity has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter—the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California’s most talked-about shops—are at the forefront. In Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space this is simple and true. Their time-tested methods create interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility. The blueprint for their signature aesthetic is all here: the embrace of elemental materials, curation of handcrafted objects, and collection of furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king. This selection of Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter’s greatest collaborations will take you through their breathtaking rooms, masterpieces of warm minimalism. Abode is a glimpse into the couple’s process and a guide to manifesting your own beautiful interiors.

A Trunk Trilogy

A Trunk Trilogy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Steve Marshall
Publisher: Steve Marshall
File Size: 900 KB
File Format: Pdf
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A Trunk Trilogy by Steve Marshall Book Resume:

When you can't call the cops...Call Trunk. Get the first three books at a bargain price. Trunk #1 Meet Dennis Trunk. He's good at solving puzzles and he's not afraid to get his hands dirty. He won't kill unless he has to. Your new guardian angel is a psychopath. One to two percent of the population are psychopaths. Trunk is highly functional. He has a steady job, an ex-wife, and a side business offering discreet services that work well with his condition. From investigations to body disposal, Trunk has your back. Drugs are a business and Art Piro is a very successful business man. An arsonist is destroying his business. Trunk is hired to find out who is behind it and stop them. The list of suspects is long. Vigilantes Competitors An inside job Plenty of suspects and each of them ready to kill. Trunk #2 Online Delores Hutchinson is known as His Hot Ex. She is Holly Pepper's best friend in the online adult entertainment business. Last week Delores missed the girl's night out. Her body was found naked and strangled in a dumpster at Disney in Orlando. Lauren Dufrene is known online as Milf Monica. She was murdered in Savannah, Georgia. The cops haven't connected the two cases yet. It started as a twisted contest. A serial killer was born. But Delores Hutchinson has a friend she never knew about... ...a friend with benefits.... Dennis Trunk When Holly Pepper asks Trunk to find the killer the damage gets extensive. Holly's name is on the kill list. If you want to catch a psychotic killer... ...it helps if you are one. Trunk #3 Dennis Trunk is a man of his word… …and sometimes that’s fatal. Trying to escape from the cartel, with 7 million dollars stashed, he needs an exit – fast. But the cops have their own plan for his future. They want to pin a murder on him and force him to roll over on his customers, a who’s who of southern criminals. When a job in Mexico goes wrong Trunk sees the opportunity to escape both the cartel and the cops. But to get out, he has to sell out a friend. What would you do? When you can't call the cops... Call Trunk But who does Trunk call?

Probability and Statistics with R

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Author: Maria Dolores Ugarte,Ana F. Militino,Alan T. Arnholt
Publisher: CRC Press
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Probability and Statistics with R by Maria Dolores Ugarte,Ana F. Militino,Alan T. Arnholt Book Resume:

Cohesively Incorporates Statistical Theory with R ImplementationSince the publication of the popular first edition of this comprehensive textbook, the contributed R packages on CRAN have increased from around 1,000 to over 6,000. Designed for an intermediate undergraduate course, Probability and Statistics with R, Second Edition explores how some o

Through the Wall

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Author: Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Through the Wall by Patricia Wentworth Book Resume:

Martin Brand's relatives are furious that he's left his large estate to his niece, Marion, whom he had only met once. And Marion is upset that she has to share her new home with Martin's family. Then a body is found on the beach wearing her coat. Fortunately Miss Silver is on the scene.

The Innate Mind

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Author: Peter Carruthers,Stephen Laurence,Stephen Stich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Innate Mind by Peter Carruthers,Stephen Laurence,Stephen Stich Book Resume:

This is the first volume of a projected three-volume set on the subject of innateness. The extent to which the mind is innate is one of the central questions in the human sciences, with important implications for many surrounding debates. By bringing together the top nativist scholars in philosophy, psychology, and allied disciplines these volumes provide a comprehensive assessment of nativist thought and a definitive reference point for future nativist inquiry. The Innate Mind: Structure and Content, concerns the fundamental architecture of the mind, addressing such question as: What capacities, processes, representations, biases, and connections are innate? How do these innate elements feed into a story about the development of our mature cognitive capacities, and which of them are shared with other members of the animal kingdom? The editors have provided an introduction giving some of the background to debates about innateness and introducing each of the subsequent essays, as well as a consolidated bibliography that will be a valuable reference resource for all those interested in this area. The volume will be of great importance to all researchers and students interested in the fundamental nature and powers of the human mind. Together, the three volumes in the series will provide the most intensive and richly cross-disciplinary investigation of nativism ever undertaken. They point the way toward a synthesis of nativist work that promises to provide a new understanding of our minds and their place in the natural order.

A Companion to Curation

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Author: Brad Buckley,John Conomos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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A Companion to Curation by Brad Buckley,John Conomos Book Resume:

The definitive reference text on curation both inside and outside the museum A Companion to Curation is the first collection of its kind, assembling the knowledge and experience of prominent curators, artists, art historians, scholars, and theorists in one comprehensive volume. Part of the Blackwell Companion series, this much-needed book provides up-to-date information and valuable insights on the field of curatorial studies and curation in the visual arts. Accessible and engaging chapters cover diverse, contemporary methods of curation, its origin and history, current and emerging approaches within the profession, and more. This timely publication fills a significant gap in literature on the role of the curator, the art and science of curating, and the historical arc of the field from the 17th century to the present. The Companion explores topics such as global developments in contemporary indigenous art, Asian and Chinese art since the 1980s, feminist and queer feminist curatorial practices, and new curatorial strategies beyond the museum. This unique volume: Offers readers a wide range of perspectives on curating in both theory and practice Includes coverage of curation outside of the Eurocentric and Anglosphere art worlds Presents clear and comprehensible information valuable for specialists and novices alike Discusses the movements, models, people and politics of curating Provides guidance on curating in a globalized world Broad in scope and detailed in content, A Companion to Curation is an essential text for professionals engaged in varied forms of curation, teachers and students of museum studies, and readers interested in the workings of the art world, museums, benefactors, and curators.

Almost Doesn't Count

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Author: Electa Rome Parks
Publisher: Penguin
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Almost Doesn't Count by Electa Rome Parks Book Resume:

She can almost front at how she doesn’t need a man. She can almost play at how far she’s come from the old hood. She can almost pretend that the past don’t mean a thing. But everybody knows… Almost Doesn’t Count Mercedes decided a long time ago that she’d never let a man walk all over her the way some sistahs do. Love was something from fairy tales and TV movies of the week. She needed men for one thing only—and it had nothing to do with her heart. Growing up with her mother had made sure of that. Now Mercedes has to travel home to South Georgia, where her mama, Miss Betty, is recovering from surgery. Back to the rickety old house that holds a lot of memories for her. If she could only learn to deal with the bad ones… Because a man has come into her life, a fine, bald-headed, church-going black man—the kind of man Mercedes never dared believe in. And she’s going to have to get herself together to deal with what Darius is doing to her life—and with what he’s hiding about his own…

Lyric Incarnate

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Author: Timothy Westphalen
Publisher: Routledge
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Lyric Incarnate by Timothy Westphalen Book Resume:

Lyric Incarnate examines the plays of Aleksandr Blok, the pre-eminent poet of Russian Symbolism and one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. Blok's plays have received less attention than his poetry in the West, and this book is the first and only English-language monograph devoted to Blok the playwright. In chronological succession, each of Blok's major plays is examined in detail. Special attention is accorded to Blok's relations with the major directors of his time, particularly Meyerhold and Stanislavsky. Blok's role, for instance, in Meyerhold's formulation of the theatre of the grotesque proved to be critical, and his relation to the Moscow Art Theatre just before the October Revolution helped to define the future course of that theatre. Blok's innovative dramatic technique is carefully studied at each stage in his career, from his earliest "lyric dramas" , such as A Puppet Show and The Stranger, to his great tragedy The Rose and the Cross.

Living Decor

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Author: Maria Colletti
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
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Living Decor by Maria Colletti Book Resume:

Welcome houseplants into your space and use them to make beautiful home decor projects that showcase your plants and your creativity. It's time to change the way we think about houseplants. For too long we have overlooked potted plants and failed to appreciate the many benefits they can bring into our homes: improved air quality, natural decor, brilliant colors, and a greener lifestyle, just to name a few. Living Decor is a manual to introducing the life, beauty, and health benefits of plants into your home in creative ways. Maria Colletti (Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass) brings fun to creating your own arrangements with moss, succulents, air plants, and other favorite indoor greenery. Also find simple guidance for taking care of your plants and DIY tips. This guide to houseplants takes you through modern trends in filling your space with plants, such as display with macramé, concrete planters, new plant stands for popular botanicals like Fiddle Leaf Figs and Monstera, and also shows what a beautiful, unique, and even artistic experience living with plants can be. Step-by-step projects include: Chandelier-style planters Moss jar gardens and photo frames Terrariums Succulent centerpieces And more! Beyond the individual projects, you'll find endless ideas for botanical styling from the author, as well as a large network of shopkeepers and interior designers who bring you into their homes to see remarkable interior design that celebrates everything green.

Magnetic Domain Walls in Bubble Materials

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Author: A. P. Malozemoff,J. C. Slonczewski
Publisher: Academic Press
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Magnetic Domain Walls in Bubble Materials by A. P. Malozemoff,J. C. Slonczewski Book Resume:

Magnetic Domain Walls in Bubble Materials covers the physics of domain walls in bubble domain materials. The book describes the microscopic origins and characteristics of the material parameters; the principles of domain statics and the Landau-Lifshitz equation, which is the basic equation of magnetization dynamics; and its physical significance. The text then discusses the experimental techniques, both static and dynamic, used in studying domain walls; the static internal structure of bubble-domain walls; the Bloch-wall dynamics based on one-dimensional solutions of the Landau-Lifshitz equation; and the wall-motion theory. The theory to low velocity phenomena in domain walls containing vertical Bloch; high-velocity radial and quasi-planar wall motions; and nonlinear bubble translation including the implications of the theory for bubble motion in devices, are also considered. The book further surveys special phenomena involving vibrations and wave motions of walls, and the effects of microwave-frequency fields on walls. Engineers and materials researchers involved in the development of practical bubble devices will find the book invaluable.


Evacuate [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Margaret Seiders-Metz
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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Evacuate by Margaret Seiders-Metz Book Resume:

Evacuate By Margaret Seiders-Metz It is hard to believe that these calm waters that we swim in, fish and cruise on with our pontoons and boats, would turn against us with its swift currents, dragging everything in its path along the way to destruction, leaving the victims suffering from the horrible disaster of flooding. It is useless to fight those swift, dangerous currents since they have strength of their own that no human can beat. The flooding water destroys houses, trees, boats, piers, even the heavy appliances and furniture inside our flooded homes. The damage one is left with is unbelievable and very depressing after you see your beautiful items destroyed from the high levels of mud and water left inside your house. But, life goes on, and you start repairing and replacing the damage only to have it all damaged again and again by more floods. You thank the Good Lord that He spared your family, pets and yourself. Material things can be replaced, but a life cannot be.

Transgender Architectonics

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Author: Lucas Crawford
Publisher: Routledge
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Transgender Architectonics by Lucas Crawford Book Resume:

Combining transgender studies with the ’neomodernist’ architectures of the internationally renowned firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) and with modernist writers (Samuel Beckett and Virginia Woolf) whose work anticipates that of transgender studies, this book challenges the implicit ’spatial models’ of popular narratives of transgender - interiority, ownership, sovereignty, structure, stability, and domesticity - to advance a novel theorization of transgender as a matter of exteriority, groundlessness, ornamentation, and movement. With case studies spanning the US and UK, Transgender Architectonics examines the ways in which modernist architecture can contribute to our understanding of how it is that humans are able to transform, shedding light on the manner in which architecture, space, and the spatial metaphors of gender can play significant - if often unrealized - potential roles in body and gender transformation. By remedying both the absence of actual architecture in queer theory's discussions of space and also architectural theory's marginal treatment of transgender, this volume constitutes a serious intervention in the field of ’queer space’. It draws on modernist literature in order to reckon with and rebuild the architectural ideas that already implicitly structure common understandings of the queer and transgender self. As such, it will appeal to scholars with interests in queer theory, the body and transformation, gender and sexuality, modernist writing and architectural theory.

Writings on the Wall

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Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
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Writings on the Wall by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld Book Resume:

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non-fiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off. Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar's topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full-length features in the The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar "has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice."

The Way of the Woman Writer

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Author: Janet Lynn Roseman
Publisher: Routledge
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The Way of the Woman Writer by Janet Lynn Roseman Book Resume:

The Way of the Woman Writer, Second Edition continues the work of the inspirational original, offering guidance to women who wish to document their lives in writing. More a template than a how-to manual, this insightful book addresses the concerns, needs, and issues of women writers (both aspiring and experienced), concentrating on the internal process of putting thought to paper, including new chapters on the creative process and the ethics and integrity of writing. The author, Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman, offers writing exercises in women's autobiography that draw on the significant rhythms of a woman's life, utilizing visualization and meditation techniques to amplify the inner writing voice. From the author: "What strikes me in re-examining the text of this book is just how timeless the subject of chronicling women's lives is. When we pass down our stories and share them with family and friends, we provide future generations with the opportunity to not only understand the lives of each woman, but we are able to gain insight into their unique experiences." The Way of the Woman Writer, Second Edition includes new writing samples and new chapters on: “The Creative Spirit,” which presents a seven-step guide to the creative process-ritual, surrender, silence, waiting, trust, recognition, and distance “The Ethics and Integrity of Writing,” which addresses the discipline and courage a writer needs when dealing with the effects of her autobiographical “truths” on others The Way of the Woman Writer, Second Edition is an essential resource for creative writing courses, oral history courses, writer's workshops, and women's studies programs, and an invaluable guide for any woman who wishes to tell her story.


TO TOUCH THE CROWN [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Paiboon Sunthonchart Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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TO TOUCH THE CROWN by Paiboon Sunthonchart Jr. Book Resume:

“To Touch the Crown” is a deeply spiritual fiction story, based on a truth: non-fiction times the earth was in. The road begins into a drive entering the darker side of life and the uprising and commercializing of the Seattle rave scene (years 1998-2002)... ...The main story begin with Jameson (James) who grew up somewhat of a leader, living for love, but money seemed to be blinding him from the only way to receive what he’d never had. He ventures in search of a girl he found in his senior prom, where high-school is the farthest thing from the groove. James enters the dark-world where raving is the freedom. ... Brian was following the footsteps of his best friend Jameson, drifting along under the wings of money, lost in the silhouette of status. He was clueless about life and the future road in front him, good times after work seemed to be the only thing that made life worth living. A date with Ashley comes, that would change his life forever. ... Jason wakes up in world he’s never been, under a new face, not knowing who he is. His identification shows his face, one that he’s never seen before, under a name he’s never heard of... ...We step into the shell of these characters feeling what they feel, intertwining in their thoughts and emotions as youths become young adults trying to find themselves, and their meaning. They face decisions that can alter the lives of many, choices that can never be changed when chosen; choices where the only choice, is to make the choice. ... In their search for love, they see the worse the world has to offer, and the light of heaven’s above in a find for truth and reason... This book also contains a non-fiction news excerpt for “world salvation” and ending “The Sorcery War”.


Marfa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kathleen Shafer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Marfa by Kathleen Shafer Book Resume:

A small town in the vast desert of West Texas, Marfa attracts visitors from around the world to its art foundations and galleries, film and music festivals, and design and architecture symposiums. While newcomers sometimes see it as “another Santa Fe,” long-time residents often take a bemused, even disapproving attitude toward the changes that Marfa has undergone since artist Donald Judd came to town in the 1970s and began creating spaces for his own and other artists’ work. They remember when ranching and the military formed the basis of the town’s economy, even as they acknowledge that tourist dollars are now essential to Marfa’s sustainability. Marfa tells an engaging story of how this isolated place became a beacon in the art world, like the famous Marfa Lights that draw curious spectators into the West Texas night. As Kathleen Shafer delves into the town’s early history, the impact of Donald Judd, the expansion of arts programming, and the increase in tourism, she unlocks the complex interplay between the particularities of the place, the forces of commerce and growth, the textures of local culture and tradition, and the transformative role of artists and creative work. Bookending her story between two iconic artworks—the whimsical Prada Marfa and the crass Playboy Marfa—Shafer illuminates the shifting cultural landscape of Marfa, showing why this place has become a mecca for so many and how the influx of newcomers has transformed its character.

Creative Ecologies

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Author: Hélène Frichot
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Creative Ecologies by Hélène Frichot Book Resume:

Architect and philosopher Hélène Frichot examines how the discipline of architecture is theorized and practiced at the periphery. Eschewing a conventionally direct approach to architectural objects – to iconic buildings and big-name architects – she instead explores the background of architectural practice, to introduce the creative ecologies in which architecture exists only in relation to other objects and ideas. Consisting of a series of philosophical encounters with architectural practice that are neither neatly located in one domain nor the other, this book is concerned with 'other ways of doing architecture'. It examines architecture at the limits where it is muddied by alternative disciplinary influences – whether art practice, philosophy or literature. Frichot meets a range of creative characters who work at the peripheries, and who challenge the central assumptions of the discipline, showing that there is no 'core of architecture' – there is rather architecture as a multiplicity of diverse concerns in engagement with local environments and worlds. From an author well-known in the disciplines of architecture and philosophy for her scholarship on Deleuze, this is a radical, accessible, and highly-original approach to design research, deftly engaging with an array of current topics from the Anthropocene to affect theory, new materialism contemporary feminism.

Framing Russian Art

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Author: Oleg Tarasov
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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Framing Russian Art by Oleg Tarasov Book Resume:

The notion of the frame in art can refer not only to a material frame bordering an image, but also to a conceptual frame. Both meanings are essential to how the work is perceived. In Framing Russian Art, art historian Oleg Tarasov investigates the role of the frame in its literal function of demarcating a work of art and in its conceptual function affectingthe understanding of what is seen. The first part of the book is dedicated to the framework of the Russian icon. Here, Tarasov explores the historical and cultural meanings of the icon’s,setting, and of the iconostasis. Tarasov’s study then moves through Russian and European art from ancient times to the twentieth century, including abstract art and Suprematism. Along the way, Tarasov pays special attention to the Russian baroque period and the famous nineteenth century Russian battle painter Vasily Vereshchagin. This enlightening account of the cultural phenomenon of the frame and its ever-changing functions will appeal to students and scholars of Russian art history.

The Cinema of Tarkovsky

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Author: Nariman Skakov
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Cinema of Tarkovsky by Nariman Skakov Book Resume:

The phenomenon of time was a central preoccupation of Tarkovsky throughout his career. His films present visions of time by temporal means - that is, in time. Tarkovsky does not represent time through coherent argument, Nariman Skakov proposes, rather he presents it and the viewer experiences the argument. This book explores the phenomenon of spatio-temporal lapse in Tarkovsky's cinema - from Ivan's Childhood (1962) to Sacrifice (1986). Dreams, visions, mirages, memories, revelations, reveries and delusions are phenomena which present alternative spatio-temporal patterns; they disrupt the linear progression of events and create narrative discontinuity. Each chapter is dedicated to the discussion of one of Tarkovsky's seven feature films and in each, one of these phenomena functions as a refrain. Skakov discusses the influence of the flow of and lapses in space and time on the viewer's perception of the Tarkovskian cinematic universe. He opens and closes his original and fascinating book on Tarkovsky's cinema by focusing on the phenomenon of time that is discussed extensively by the filmmaker in his main theoretical treatise Sculpting in Time, as well as in a number of interviews and public lectures.