Art In The Crossfire

Author by : Abdul Shokoor Khusrawy
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Abdul Shokoor Khusrawy developed a passion for art at age seven while recovering from a broken femur bone in his right leg, which was in a cast for more than two years in Kabul, Afghanistan. He discovered that he was not going to fully recover and walk normally, and he was diagnosed and declared as a disabled person for the rest of his life. Shokoor at the age of seven was supposed to enroll in first grade, but instead he was in and out of the hospitals for two years. He eventually got a little better and entered school at the age of nine, but not without first going through repeated rejections because of his age. Shokoor was about to graduate from high school when Afghanistan was invaded by the USSR. The atrocities of the brutal invasion of the USSR led to a massive refugee influx and mass murder of Afghan civilians. Soon, Afghanistan turned into a battle zone, marked as the darkest chapter of the Afghan recent history. The United Nations and the NATO got involved in bringing peace to Afghanistan; but after decades of trying they eventually realized that the Afghans oppose any sort of foreign interference, fighting the puppet government of Afghanistan and the NATO forces simultaneously. Millions have lost their lives; cities and villages are in ruins. Fear, anxiety, financial hardships, health crises, and chaos continue to threaten the lives of Afghans. Shokoor, as a young yet vulnerable young man, has developed a passion for painting while witnessing these horrors, and he started to draw and paint these events, many images of which are very disturbing. While the war was going on, most schools around the capital city of Kabul were open on and off and were sometimes hit by bullets and rockets. Yet students continued to go to school, risking their lives by being only a bullet away from being killed. Shokoor was among them. He eventually graduated and was enrolled to Kabul University, where every student was living their lives day by day, not knowing whether or not they would make it to school the next day. Shokoor was interested in marrying someone whom he loved, but he was going through financial hardship and had to finish school. He found a job working after school at a construction site to cover his expenses, buy art supplies, and bring food to the table for his new bride who was a housemaker without any educational background. Once, while Shokoor was digging at the base of a building, one of his coworkers accidentally hit Shokoor in the side with a pick mattock, which punctured his kidney. He was taken to a hospital while he was unconscious. He had to stay home for a while to recover while going through financial hardship. However, the newlywed was happy to be alive. War was intensifying around Kabul, and Shokoor as a new graduate had just gotten a new job at the National Gallery and later on at Kabul Museum, not knowing that he was going to be stuck for a week inside the museum while the militants were fighting each other right outside the museum at Darul-Aman, Kabul. A week later Shokoor managed to get home, and he was happy to see his wife. Soon they packed and left their beloved home and sought refuge in the neighboring country of Pakistan, only to find out that they were going to be further devastated. They later return to Kabul hoping to rebuild their shattered lives, not knowing that they were returning to the ruined city where his wife would die during childbirth. Shokoor saw no other choice but to endure, persevere, and stay alive. He left Afghanistan and came to America for safety and a better life, away from fear and wars. Shokoor is one of the luckiest people to get out of a war zone and come to America, where he had hopes and dreams of establishing a new life and make a difference in people’s lives through his art and story. His art exhibition in the US had received great awards and recognitions. Some of his paintings were displayed at the Museum of the Sun City in Arizona. Next, Shokoor wanted to open an art gallery and an art class; he wanted to teach others about art in order to build bridges and bring people together. After a long journey, Shokoor and his five children finally settled in America. They hope to become productive contributors to their community.


Caught In The Crossfire

Author by : Saleema Bashir Waraich
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Dan Spiegle A Life In Comic Art

Author by : John Coates
Languange : en
Publisher by : TwoMorrows Publishing
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Description : Dan Spiegle is one of the most respected—and hardest working—comic artists of the last sixty years, with a career spanning the Golden Age of comics through the Modern era. From his beginnings on the Hopalong Cassidy newspaper strip, to his thirty-year tenure on Dell and Gold Key’s licensed TV and Movie adaptions (Lost in Space, Korak, Magnus Robot Fighter, Mighty Sampson, Buck Rogers), Dan’s work is admired by fans and professionals alike. During the 1980s, he worked at DC Comics on Batman, Unknown Soldier, Tomahawk, Jonah Hex, Teen Titans, and the fan-favorite reboot of Blackhawk (taking the character back to its World War II roots), as well as his popular Crossfire series for Eclipse Comics, Dark Horse’s Indiana Jones series, and more. In this book, author John Coates documents Dan's entire life in comics, through interviews filled with insight into the comic industry, colorful anecdotes of meeting celebrities, plus an examination of Dan’s artistic process from script to finished drawing, as well as personal reflections by Dan’s family on growing up with a father in comics. It includes dozens of images of Dan’s work, along with personal photos of family and industry peers, and numerous private commission drawings. If you’ve read comics between the mid-1950s through the 2000s, you’ve probably enjoyed a comic with Dan’s art—now learn about his life in comic art. Includes a Foreword by longtime collaborator Mark Evanier and an Afterword by Sergio Aragones.


Caught In The Crossfire

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Crossfire

Author by : Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Languange : en
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But Is It Art An Introduction To Art Theory

Author by : Cynthia Freeland
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.


Art And Its Publics

Author by : Andrew McClellan
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Bringing together essays by museum professionals and academics from both sides of the Atlantic, Art and its Publics tackles current issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate between theory and practice around the most pressing of contemporary concerns. Brings together essays that focus on the interface between the art object, its site of display, and the viewing public. Tackles issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate between theory and practice. Presents a cross-section of contemporary concerns with contributions from museum professionals as well as academics. Part of the New Interventions in Art History series, published in conjunction with the Association of Art Historians.


Crossfire Print And Glass

Author by : Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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J R P V P L T R Vermeersch

Author by : Lowie Vermeersch
Languange : nl
Publisher by : ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
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Description : An exhibition about the works of the Vermeersch family of artists fits perfectly within the exhibition policy that has been elaborated by the Flemish Parliament in recent years in collaboration with the Commision for the Integration of artworks, headed by Flor Bex, which pays great attention to what is happening in the Flemish contemporary art field. It was this vision that lay behind the wise decision to appoint Pieter Vermeersch, one of the younger members of the artistic family and a successful artist himself, to serve as the curator for this exhibition. This book is not so much a catalogue of the exhibition as a view into the world of the Vermeersches, who each express their artistic inspiration in their own way. Exhibition: De Loketten, Brussel (25.03.2010 - 03.07.2010).


V10 Vixen S Practical Car S

Author by : Joanna Barker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Odd Man Out

Author by : Edward Dmytryk
Languange : en
Publisher by : SIU Press
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Description : This documentation of the architecture of Santa Barbara, California has grown since the first edition was published in 1970: the second (1980) saw an expanded format and some 150 new photographs, and the third includes still more pages and photographs. The architectural examples presented here, selected from thousands taken on a block-by- block survey, were chosen for purity of style, historical signficance, and uniqueness. Each clear and beautiful black and white photo is captioned with information on the original owner or building title; date of construction; name of architect, designer, or builder; address; and alterations or additions to the building. 11x10" Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Gold Digger 242

Author by : Fred Perry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Antarctic Press
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Description : On what should have been a cake walk of an expedition, Tifanny has been kidnapped by an ancient, evil, skeletal sorcerer from the Age of Wonders, because she's the only one who knows what becomes of his evil empire. The sorcerer's minions are making things rough for Ayane and Charlotte, but hang on, Tiff' -- here comes Mom!


Belong

Author by : Jennifer Morton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Insomniac Press
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Description : Jennifer Morton armed with a knap-sack full of cameras, chased the global art, music and culture scene. As producer and host of TV Frames a show focusing on urban culture using a documentary style format. Belong is also a look at how art, music and culture survive in places most of the rest of the world associate with poverty and civil strife.


Trapped In The Crossfire

Author by : Gladys Hodge Sherrer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Trapped in the Crossfire is a haunting tale of the Civil War that reminds us of the dangers of dark reaction to the stresses of change. The story shows how soldiers endured battle and hardship, even as they worried about those they left behind. It is a testament to the vigor of family and the need for pulling together, instead of pushing apart.


Commentary

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Virtuality And The Art Of Exhibition

Author by : Vince Dziekan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Intellect Books
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Description : Digital technologies are playing an instrumental role in transforming the contemporary museum today. This book has been designed around contextual studies - of the themes of virtuality and the art of exhibition, and topics relating to digital mediation, spatial practice, the multimedial museum and curatorial design - and exhibitions providing demonstrations of their practice-based application.


The Philistine Controversy

Author by : Dave Beech
Languange : en
Publisher by : Verso
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Description : Dave Beech and John Roberts develop what they call a 'counter-intuitive' notion of the philistine, with insights on cultural division and exclusion.


Routledge Handbook Of The Law Of Armed Conflict

Author by : Rain Liivoja
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The law of armed conflict is a key element of the global legal order yet it finds itself in a state of flux created by the changing nature of warfare and the influences of other branches of international law. The Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict provides a unique perspective on the field covering all the key aspects of the law as well as identifying developing and often contentious areas of interest. The handbook will feature original pieces by international experts in the field, including academics, staff of relevant NGOs and (former) members of the armed forces. Made up of six parts in order to offer a comprehensive overview of the field, the structure of the handbook is as follows: Part I: Fundamentals Part II: Principle of distinction Part III: Means and methods of warfare Part IV: Special protection regimes Part V: Compliance and enforcement Part VI: Some contemporary issues Throughout the book, attention is paid to non-international conflicts as well as international conflicts with acknowledgement of the differences. The contributors also consider the relationship between the law of armed conflict and human rights law, looking at how the various rules and principles of human rights law interact with specific rules and principles of international humanitarian law in particular circumstances. The Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict provides a fresh take on the contemporary laws of war and is written for advanced level students, academics, researchers, NGOs and policy-makers with an interest in the field.


Art Visual Culture 1850 2010 Modernity To Globalisation

Author by : Steve Edwards
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tate Enterprises Ltd
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Description : This is the third of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of visual culture in a variety of media and methods. "1850-2010: Modernity to Globalisation" includes essays which engage directly with topical issues around art and gender, globalisation, cultural difference and curating, as well as explorations of key canonical artists and movements and of some less well-documented work of contemporary artists.


Bibliography Of Art And Architecture In The Islamic World 2 Vol Set

Author by : Susan Sinclair
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.


The Art Museum From Boull E To Bilbao

Author by : Andrew McClellan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Art museums, cases of beauty and calm in a fast-paced world, have emerged in recent decades as the most vibrant and popular of all cultural institutions. But as they have become more popular, their direction and values have been contested as never before. This engaging thematic history of the art museum from its inception in the eighteenth century to the present offers an essential framework for understanding contemporary debates as they have evolved in Europe and the United States.


Art And The State

Author by : V. Alexander
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book examines the impact of states and their policies on visual art. States shape the role of art and artists in society, influence the development of audiences, support artistic work, and even affect the very nature of artistic production. The book contrasts developments in the United States with art policies in Britain and in the social democratic states of Norway and Sweden. In addition, it analyzes revealing transitions - the changes brought about in East Germany after unification and the experiences of artists who left the Soviet Union for the west. The result is a significant contribution to the sociology and the political economy of art.


Myth Meaning And Performance

Author by : Ronald Eyerman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The cultural and performative turns in social theory have enlivened sociology. For the first time these new developments are fully integrated into new approaches to the sociology of the arts in this important new book. Building on the established research into art worlds, what is interesting for the new sociology of the arts, understood in the broad sense to include popular culture as well the classical focus on music, painting, and literature, is the relationship between art works and meaning, myth, and performance. Also reflected in these rich essays, which range from Beethoven to John Lennon to Chinese avant garde artists, is the lived experience of the artist and its impact on the process of creation and innovation.


Women Artists In Paris 1850 1900

Author by : Laurence Madeline
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : Paris was the epicenter of art during the latter half of the nineteenth century, luring artists from around the world with its academies, museums, salons, and galleries. Despite the city's cosmopolitanism and its cultural stature, Parisian society remained strikingly conservative, particularly with respect to gender. Nonetheless, many women painters chose to work and study in Paris at this time, overcoming immense obstacles to access the city's resources. 'Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900' showcases the remarkable artistic production of women during this period of great cultural change, revealing the breadth and strength of their creative achievements. Guest Curator Laurence Madeline (Chief Curator at Musées d'art et d'histoire, Geneva) has selected close to seventy compelling paintings by women of varied nationalities, ranging from well-known artists such as Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur, to lesser-known figures such as Kitty Kielland, Louise Breslau, and Anna Ancher.


Museums And Public Art

Author by : Cher Krause Knight
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : While many museums have ignored public art as a distinct arena of art production and display, others have – either grudgingly or enthusiastically – embraced it. Some institutions have partnered with public art agencies to expand the scope of special exhibitions; other museums have attempted to establish in-house public art programs. This is the first book to contextualize the collaborations between museums and public art through a range of essays marked by their coherence of topical focus, written by leading and emerging scholars and artists. Organized into three sections it represents a major contribution to the field of art history in general, and to those of public art and museum studies in particular. It includes essays by art historians, critics, curators, arts administrators and artists, all of whom help to finally codify the largely unwritten history of how museums and public art have and continue to intersect. Key questions are both addressed and offered as topics for further discussion: Who originates such public art initiatives, funds them, and most importantly, establishes the philosophy behind them? Is the efficacy of these initiatives evaluated in the same way as other museum exhibitions and programs? Can public art ever be a “permanent” feature in any museum? And finally, are the museum and public art ultimately at odds, or able to mutually benefit one another?


Obituaries In The Performing Arts 2017

Author by : Harris M. Lentz III
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : "A one-stop resource summarizing the deaths of all major individuals in the fields of television, film cartoons, theater music and popular literature throughout the world. Each obituary is well written and concise...a great resource...recommended"--Choice "A solid reference work that deserves inclusion in all public libraries. Recommended"--ARBA "An absolute must...indispensible...informative, thorough, and interesting...most highly recommended"--Examiner.com "Indispensable reference sources for obit information"--Classic Images "Magnificent research tools...invaluable...value packed with data, and written in an engaging, interesting manner that never becomes dull and statistical"--James L. Neibaur, writer. The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2017, including iconic character actor Harry Dean Stanton, comedians Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, country singer Glen Campbell, playwright Sam Shepard and actor-singer Jim Nabors. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2017 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.


Encyclopedia Of Film Noir

Author by : Geoff Mayer
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.