Royal Academy Illustrated 2010

Royal Academy Illustrated 2010
Author: Richard Cork
Publsiher: Royal Academy Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN: 9781905711567
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Royal Academy Illustrated 2010 Book Excerpt:

First published in the 1870s, the 'Royal Academy Illustrated' presents the highlights of each year's show and is a fascinating barometer of changing artistic tastes. A cross-section of the works on display is included, accompanied by installation shots of the galleries.

Still Life

Still Life
Author: Elisha Cohn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN: 0190250054
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Life Book Excerpt:

Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel rethinks the nineteenth-century aesthetics of agency through the Victorian novel's fascination with states of reverie, trance, and sleep. These states challenge contemporary scientific and philosophical accounts of the perfectibility of the self, which privileged reflective self-awareness. In dialogue with the field of literature and science studies and affect studies, this book shows how Victorian writers used narrative form to respond to the analytical practices and knowledge production of those other disciplines. Drawing upon canonical texts--by Charlotte Bront?, George Eliot, George Meredith, and Thomas Hardy--Still Life contends that depictions of non-purposive perceptual experience suspend the processes of self-cultivation (Bildung) central to Victorian aesthetics, science, psychology, and political theory, as well as most critical accounts of the novel form. Departing from the values of individual cultivation and moral revelation associated with the genre, these writers offer an affective framework for understanding the subtly non-instrumental powers of narrative. Victorian novels ostensibly working within the parameters of the Bildungsroman are suspended by moments of "still life": a decentered lyricism associated with states of diminished consciousness. They use this style to narrate what should be unnarratable: experiences not dependent on reflective consciousness, which express a distinctive ambivalence toward dominant developmental frameworks of individual self-culture.

The Royal Academy Illustrated

The Royal Academy Illustrated
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, British
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London

Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London
Author: Andrea Korda
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351553240
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London Book Excerpt:

Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London offers a fresh perspective on Social Realism by contextualizing it within the burgeoning new media environment of Victorian London. Paintings labelled as Social Realist by Luke Fildes, Frank Holl and Hubert Herkomer are frequently considered to typify the sentimental Victorian genre painting that quickly became outdated with the development of modernism. Yet this book argues that the paintings must be considered as the result of the new experiences of modernity-the urban poverty that the paintings represent and, most importantly, the advent of the mass-produced illustrated news. Fildes, Holl and Herkomer worked for The Graphic, a publication launched in 1869 as a rival to the dominant Illustrated London News. The artists? illustrations, which featured the growing problem of urban poverty, became the basis for large-scale paintings that provoked controversy among their contemporaries and later became known as Social Realism. This first in-depth study of The Graphic and Social Realism uses the approach of media archaeology to unearth the modernity of these works, showing that they engaged with the changing notions of objectivity and immediacy that nineteenth-century new media cultivated. In doing so, this book proposes an alternative trajectory for the development of modernism that allows for a richer understanding of nineteenth-century visual culture.

The Future of the World s Climate

The Future of the World s Climate
Author: Ann Henderson-Sellers,K. McGuffie
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2012
ISBN: 012386917X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the World s Climate Book Excerpt:

The study of climate today seems to be dominated by global warming, but these predictions of climatic models must be placed in their geological, paleo-climatic, and astronomical context to create a complete picture of the Earth's future climate. The Future of the World's Climate presents that perspective with data and projections that have emerged from more technologically advanced and accurate climate modeling. The book is comprised of 18 new and revised chapters that feature reviews of current climate science. The authors are drawn from all over the world and from the highest regarded peer-reviewed groups. Each chapter has undergone major revisions and new content has been added throughout. Authored by the world's leading climate scientists, most of whom are also contributing authors to the IPCC Assessment Reports. More than 200 tables, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs Climate modeling technology is more advanced and precise than it was 15 years ago-a major implication featured in this new edition.

Owens Laura

Owens  Laura
Author: Scott Rothkopf
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 663
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 0300229291
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Owens Laura Book Excerpt:

A richly illustrated, expansive mid-career survey of the stand-out American artist's pioneering and influential work, with each copy featuring a unique silk-screen cover printed in Owens's studio Since the early 1990s, Laura Owens (b. 1970) has challenged traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction in her pioneering approach to painting. Created in close collaboration with the artist on the occasion of her mid-career survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art, this inventive and comprehensive book features an incisive introduction by Scott Rothkopf, critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens's broad interests, which range from folk art and needlework to comics and wallpaper. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens's fellow artists, collaborators, assistants, dealers, family members, and friends offer an array of perspectives on her work at different periods in her life, beginning with her high school years in Ohio and ending with her current exhibition. A rich trove of more than a thousand images, drawn from the artist's personal archive and largely unpublished before now, includes personal correspondence, journals, academic transcripts, handwritten notes, source material, exhibition announcements, clippings, and installation photographs. Strikingly, each copy also features a unique silk-screen cover printed in Owens's studio, giving readers the opportunity to own an original work of art. Together, all of these elements provide a rare and intimate look at how an artist might make her way in the world as well as how art gets made, movements take hold, and relationships evolve over time.

The Philosophical History and Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris

The Philosophical History and Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris
Author: Académie royale des sciences (France)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1742
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophical History and Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris Book Excerpt:

Living with the Royal Academy

Living with the Royal Academy
Author: Professor John Barrell
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN: 9781409403180
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with the Royal Academy Book Excerpt:

Living with the Royal Academy directs attention to the textures of artists' relationships with the Royal Academy in late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. This essay collection considers the Academy as a lived organism, one whose most effective role was as a reference point around which artists operated in their relationships with each other and with artistic practice itself.

Living with the Royal Academy

Living with the Royal Academy
Author: Sarah Monks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351559966
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with the Royal Academy Book Excerpt:

Living with the Royal Academy: Artistic Ideals and Experiences in England, 1768-1848 offers a range of case studies which consider individual artists' personal, professional and artistic relationships with the Royal Academy during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, bringing together the research of leading historians of British artistic culture during this period. Over its introduction and nine essays, this collection considers the Academy as a lived organism whose most effective role, following its establishment in 1768, was as a reference point towards, around and against which artists operated in their relationships with each other and with artistic practice itself. In so doing, this collection also considers the relationship between Academic ideals and individual practice (as well as lived experience) during this period of art?s increasingly public manifestation at the Academy. Individual artists examined include Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Wright of Derby, Benjamin West and William Etty. Thinking beyond the dichotomy of loyalism and rebellion - and complicating notions of the Academy as a monolithic ossifying institution from which progressive artists would be ?liberated? in the wake of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood?s emergence in 1848 - this volume investigates the Academy?s varied impact upon the lives, experiences and ideals of its diverse artistic communities.

Pictorial Embroidery in England

Pictorial Embroidery in England
Author: Rosika Desnoyers
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN: 1350071765
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pictorial Embroidery in England Book Excerpt:

The little-known art of Berlin Work was once the most commonly practiced art form among European women. Pictorial Embroidery in England is the first academic study of both pictorial Berlin Work and its precursor, needlepainting, exploring their cultural status in the 18th and 19th centuries. From enlightenment practices of copying to the development of an industrial aesthetic and the making of the modern amateur, Berlin Work developed as an official knowledge associated with notions of cultural and scientific progress. However, with the advent of the Arts and Crafts movement and modernist aesthetics, Berlin Work was gradually demoted to a craft hobby. Delving into the social, cultural and economic context of English pictorial embroidery, Pictorial Embroidery in England recovers Berlin Work as an art form, and demonstrates how this overlooked practice was once at the centre of cultural life.

The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook

The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook
Author: Paul S. Addison
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN: 1482251337
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook Book Excerpt:

This second edition of The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook: Introductory Theory and Applications in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Finance has been fully updated and revised to reflect recent developments in the theory and practical applications of wavelet transform methods. The book is designed specifically for the applied reader in science, engineering, medicine and finance. Newcomers to the subject will find an accessible and clear account of the theory of continuous and discrete wavelet transforms, while readers already acquainted with wavelets can use the book to broaden their perspective. One of the many strengths of the book is its use of several hundred illustrations, some in colour, to convey key concepts and their varied practical uses. Chapters exploring these practical applications highlight both the similarities and differences in wavelet transform methods across different disciplines and also provide a comprehensive list of over 1000 references that will serve as a valuable resource for further study. Paul Addison is a Technical Fellow with Medtronic, a global medical technology company. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of start-up company, CardioDigital Ltd (and later co-founded its US subsidiary, CardioDigital Inc) - a company concerned with the development of novel wavelet-based methods for biosignal analysis. He has a master’s degree in engineering and a PhD in fluid mechanics, both from the University of Glasgow, Scotland (founded 1451). His former academic life as a tenured professor of fluids engineering included the output of a large number of technical papers, covering many aspects of engineering and bioengineering, and two textbooks: Fractals and Chaos: An Illustrated Course and the first edition of The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook. At the time of publication, the author has over 100 issued US patents concerning a wide range of medical device technologies, many of these concerning the wavelet transform analysis of biosignals. He is both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist.

Minoan Archaeology

Minoan Archaeology
Author: Sarah Cappel
Publsiher: Presses universitaires de Louvain
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN: 2875585398
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minoan Archaeology Book Excerpt:

More than 100 years ago Sir Arthur Evans' spade made the first cut into the earth above the now well-known Palace at Knossos. His research at the Kephala hill as well as contemporary fieldwork at further sites on Crete saw the birth of a new discipline: Minoan Archaeology. Since these beginnings in the first decades of the 20th century, the investigation of Bronze Age Crete has experienced fundamental progress. The impressive wealth of new data relating to the sites and material culture of this Bronze Age society and its impact beyond the island's shores, the refinement of its chronology, the constant development of hermeneutical approaches to social, religious or political issues, and new methods and instruments employed for the exploration and conservation of the archaeological remains have shaped the dynamic trajectory of this discipline for more than a century. In March 2011 - exactly 111 years after the beginning of Evans' work at Knossos - a conference on Minoan Archaeology took place at Heidelberg with the aim to outline current trends and prospects of this scientific field, by setting up an open dialogue between renowned scholars and the young generation of researchers. The present volume brings together most of the papers presented during the conference. They are subsumed under six chapters highlighting current key issues in the study of Bronze Age Crete with a pronounced focus on the broad subject of society.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art
Author: Sanne Krogh Groth,Holger Schulze
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 1501338803
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art Book Excerpt:

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art explores and delineates what Sound Art is in the 21st century. Sound artworks today embody the contemporary and transcultural trends towards the post-apocalyptic, a wide sensorial spectrum of sonic imaginaries as well as the decolonization and deinstitutionalization around the making of sound. Within the areas of musicology, art history, and, later, sound studies, Sound Art has evolved at least since the 1980s into a turbulant field of academic critique and aesthetic analysis. Summoning artists, researchers, curators, and critics, this volume takes note of and reflects the most recent shifts and drifts in Sound Art--rooted in sonic histories and implying future trajectories.

One in a Thousand

One in a Thousand
Author: Graham Broad
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1442607467
Category: Fighter pilots
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One in a Thousand Book Excerpt:

This short microhistory details the life and death of Eddie McKay, a varsity athlete at Western University, who flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. Graham Broad switches creatively from telling McKay's fascinating story to teaching valuable lessons on how to do history: why the past matters, why historians take different approaches, how to pose historical questions, how to identify relevant source materials, and the importance of thoughtful, intelligent, and respectful treatment of historical subjects. The book includes a timeline of the subject's life, a map of relevant combat areas in the Battle of the Somme, and nine illustrations. It concludes with four unsolved events in McKay's life: a mysterious woman, a strange advertisement for batteries, an empty envelope, and an unknown grave--demonstrating that even a detailed history about one person's life is never really complete.

STEM in Early Childhood Education

STEM in Early Childhood Education
Author: Lynn E. Cohen,Sandra Waite-Stupiansky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 0429843658
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

STEM in Early Childhood Education Book Excerpt:

Bringing together a diverse cohort of experts, STEM in Early Childhood Education explores the ways STEM can be integrated into early childhood curricula, highlighting recent research and innovations in the field, and implications for both practice and policy. Based on the argument that high-quality STEM education needs to start early, this book emphasizes that early childhood education must include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in developmentally appropriate ways based on the latest research and theories. Experienced chapter authors address the theoretical underpinnings of teaching STEM in the early years, while contextualizing these ideas for the real world using illustrative examples from the classroom. This cutting-edge collection also looks beyond the classroom to how STEM learning can be facilitated in museums, nature-based learning outdoors, and after-school programs. STEM in Early Childhood Education is an excellent resource for aspiring and veteran educators alike, exploring the latest research, providing inspiration, and advancing best practices for teaching STEM in the early years.

The Making of Women Artists in Victorian England

The Making of Women Artists in Victorian England
Author: Jo Devereux
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN: 0786494093
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Women Artists in Victorian England Book Excerpt:

When women were admitted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1860, female art students gained a foothold in the most conservative art institution in England. The Royal Female College of Art, the South Kensington Schools and the Slade School of Fine Art also produced increasing numbers of women artists. Their entry into a male-dominated art world altered the perspective of other artists and the public. They came from disparate levels of society--Princess Louise, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, studied sculpture at the National Art Training School--yet they all shared ambition, talent and courage. Analyzing their education and careers, this book argues that the women who attended the art schools during the 1860s and 1870s--including Kate Greenaway, Elizabeth Butler, Helen Allingham, Evelyn De Morgan and Henrietta Rae--produced work that would accommodate yet subtly challenge the orthodoxies of the fine art establishment. Without their contributions, Victorian art would be not simply the poorer but hardly recognizable to us today.

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety
Author: Matthew Hull,Diana Bowman
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN: 1455731900
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, Second Edition focuses not only on the impact of nanotechnology and the discipline of nanotoxicity, but also explains each of these disciplines through in the context of management requirements and via risk scenarios — providing an overview of regulation, risk management, and exposure. Contributors thoroughly explain environmental health and safety (EHS) issues, financial implications, foreseeable risks (e.g., exposure, dose, hazards of nanomaterials), occupational hygiene, and consumer protection. Key new chapters have been included covering eco-toxicity, nanomedicine, informatics, and future threats. New case studies have also been added, including a chapter on the impact of nanosilver on the environment, as well as an assessment of how well lessons have been learned from the past, such as in the case of asbestos. The book also makes a business case for the importance of proactive EHS management - essential reading for existing or prospective producers of nanoscale products. Practical guidance on risk management and mitigation across different legislative frameworks worldwide Reviews toxicological studies and industrial initiatives, supported by numerous case studies Includes extensive new material on the implications of nanotechnology for medicine, energy and food, as well as assessing future threats.

The Origin of Higher Taxa

The Origin of Higher Taxa
Author: T. S. Kemp,Thomas Stainforth Kemp
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2016
ISBN: 022633595X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origin of Higher Taxa Book Excerpt:

This text discusses whether the origin of radically new kinds of organisms - new higher taxa - are the result of normal Darwinian evolution proceeding, or whether unusual genetic processes and/or special environmental circumstances are necessary.

Exhibiting Outside the Academy Salon and Biennial 1775 1999

 Exhibiting Outside the Academy  Salon and Biennial  1775 1999
Author: Andrew Graciano
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351567519
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exhibiting Outside the Academy Salon and Biennial 1775 1999 Book Excerpt:

In recent years, there has been increasing scholarly interest in the history of museums, academies and major exhibitions. There has been, however, little to no sustained interest in the histories of alternative exhibitions (single artwork, solo artist, artist-mounted, entrepreneurial, privately funded, ephemeral, etc.) with the notable exception of those publications that deal with situations involving major artists or those who would become so - for example J.L. David?s exhibition of Intervention of the Sabine Women (1799) and The First Impressionist Exhibition of 1874 - despite the fact that these sorts of exhibitions and critical scholarship about them have become commonplace (and no less important) in the contemporary art world. The present volume uses and contextualizes eleven case studies to advance some overarching themes and commonalities among alternative exhibitions in the long modern period from the late-eighteenth to the late-twentieth centuries and beyond. These include the issue of control in the interrelation and elision of the roles of artist and curator, and the relationship of such alternative exhibitions to the dominant modes, structures of display and cultural ideology.

Writing for Justice

Writing for Justice
Author: Elna Mortara
Publsiher: Dartmouth College Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 1611687918
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing for Justice Book Excerpt:

In Writing for Justice, Elna Mortara presents a richly layered study of the cultural and intellectual atmosphere of mid-nineteenth-century Europe and the United States, through close readings of the life and work of Victor SŽjour, an expat American Creole from New Orleans living in Paris. In addition to writing The Mulatto, an early story on slavery in Saint-Domingue, SŽjour penned La Tireuse de cartes (The Fortune-Teller, 1859), a popular play based on the famed Mortara case. In this historical incident, Pope Pius IX kidnapped Edgardo Mortara, the child of a Jewish family living in the Papal States. The details of the play's production - and its reception on both sides of the Atlantic - are intertwined with the events of the Italian Risorgimento and of pre - Civil War America. Writing for Justice is full of surprising encounters with French and American writers and historical figures, including Hugo, Hawthorne, Twain, Napoleon III, Garibaldi, and Lincoln. As Elna Mortara passionately argues, the enormous amount of public attention received by the case reveals an era of underappreciated transatlantic intellectual exchange, in which an African American writer used notions of emancipation in religious as well as racial terms, linking the plight of blacks in America to that of Jews in Europe, and to the larger battles for freedom and nationhood advancing across the continent. This book will appeal both to general readers and to scholars, including historians, literary critics, and specialists in African American studies, Jewish, Catholic, or religious studies, multilingual American literature, francophone literature, theatrical life, nineteenth-century European politics, and cross-cultural encounters.