Description : In More Than Meets the Eye, Georgina Kleege explores the ways that ideas about visual art and blindness are linked in many facets of the culture. While it may seem paradoxical to link blindness to visual art, western theories about art have always been haunted by the specter of blindness. Theideal art viewer is typically represented as possessing perfect vision, an encyclopedic knowledge of art, and a photographic memory of images, all which allow for an unmediated wordless communion with the work of art. This ideal viewer is defined in polar opposition to a blind person, presumed to beoblivious to the power of art, and without the cognitive capacity to draw on analogous experience. Kleege begins her study with four chapters about traditional representations of blindness, arguing that traditional theories of blindness fail to take into account the presence of other senses, or the ability of blind people to draw analogies from non-visual experience to develop concepts aboutvisual phenomena. She then shifts focus from the tactile to the verbal, beginning with Denis Diderot's remarkable range of techniques to describe art works for readers who were not present to view them for themselves, and how his criticism offers a powerful warrant for bringing the specter ofblindness out of the shadows and into the foreground of visual experience. Through both personal experience and scholarly treatment, Kleege dismantles the traditional denigration of blindness, contesting the notion that viewing art involves sight alone and challenging traditional understandings of blindness through close reading of scientific case studies and literarydepictions. More Than Meets the Eye introduces blind and visually impaired artists whose work has shattered stereotypes and opened up new aesthetic possibilities for everyone.
Description : SHUTDOWN! A vengeful god stalks the corridors of the Lost Light, murdering everyone who makes eye contact. The crew must answer two questions: Why have they been singled out for punishment? And how do you stop someone who can kill you just by thinking about it?
Description : This book is an offering of rare photographs capturing the magical energy that is all around us that we don’t “see” at first glance. This book is sure to leave you captivated and change your outlook on your next outdoor venture.
Description : Megatron has rejected his past, but that doesnÍt keep him safe from the Decepticon Justice Division. Meanwhile, Getaway is staging a mutiny on the Lost Light, all leading to a climactic showdown, and not everyone will come out the other side. Collects issues #50_55.
Description : More Than Meets The Eye reunites the fan-favorite creative team of James Roberts and Nick Roche with Alex Milne and sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Transformers Universe and beyond in the three-part story ''Liars, A to D!'' Also includes the one-shot Death of Optimus Prime.
Description : MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE's first full-blown epic moves into high gear as RODIMUS leads his crew to the gates of heaven... or hell. But larger forces are closing in and an ancient plan is reaching fruition--and as an old friend calls time on the AUTOBOTS' quest, one thing becomes clear: the LEGISLATORS are on the march. Collects issues #17-22.
Description : A freelance writer with a background in engineering, construction, and manufacturing, Hall surveys some of the many underground buildings in the US and examines their architecture. Businesses, residences, schools, public services, bunkers, and whole communities are among her examples. The color photographs are lavish, but nearly every one suffers from poor color rendition. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Description : Sidney has been divorced for a year, and he’s still learning to navigate life as a single man. He could do without his cousin’s help, especially when that help comes in the form of a hired escort—the prettiest man Sidney has ever seen. Gairn had no idea what he was agreeing to when he accepted this job. In just a few minutes, he finds himself in a fake relationship with Sidney, who has to give his ex-wife Alba an explanation of who Gairn is before she makes assumptions. Sidney and Gairn like each other, but can they work as a real couple? The obstacles are daunting—Gairn’s job as an escort, Sidney’s wariness and trust issues, and Alba’s reaction if she finds out what Gairn does to put himself through college. Will Sidney and Gairn manage to beat the odds and find happiness together? Or will they crash and burn before even having a chance to explore their newfound relationship?