Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty
Author: Olutayo K. Osunsan
Publsiher: Fultus Corporation
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780974433929
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Beauty Book Excerpt:

Osunsan's first collection of poems highlights the colorful qualities of the human condition: its trials, hopes, losses, failures, successes, fears, dreams and its endless facades. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, the poet is currently studying International Business at Kampala International University and is a member of Kampala Pentecostal Church in Uganda.

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty
Author: Eliza Factor
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN: 1941529739
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Beauty Book Excerpt:

A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community. This intimate, no-holds barred memoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. It is a story of infectious laughter, blood on the floor, intense physical conflict, and of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer and the illuminating effect of imagining the world through the eyes of her beautiful, charismatic, and nonverbal son, Felix. Felix and his sisters inspire Eliza to start Extreme Kids, a community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts and play, and transform how she saw herself and the world. She writes of the joy this project brings her, as well as the disconnect of being lauded for helping others at the same time that she cannot help her own son. As Felix grows bigger and stronger, his assaults against himself grow more destructive. When his bruised limbs and face prompt Child Services to investigate the Factors for abuse, Eliza realizes how dangerous her home has become. Strange Beauty is a personal story, but it shines a light on the combustible conditions many families are living in at this moment. The United States offers parents whose children are prone to violence very little help. That Eliza's story ends happily, with Felix thriving at Crotched Mountain School, is due more to luck than policy. There are few such schools and many such children. When children are violent, we fail to account for the internal and external pressures that lead to violence. This is both cruel and counterproductive, for people with disabilities have much to teach us, if we will only listen.

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty
Author: A. Siewers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-14
ISBN: 023010052X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Beauty Book Excerpt:

Strange Beauty provides a new perspective on early Celtic stories of the Otherworld and their relevance to today's ecological concerns, arguing for a contemporary re-reading of the Otherworld trope in relation to physical experience.

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty
Author: Cynthia Jean Hahn
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0271050780
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Beauty Book Excerpt:

"A study of reliquaries as a form of representation in medieval art. Explores how reliquaries stage the importance and meaning of relics using a wide range of artistic means from material and ornament to metaphor and symbolism"--Provided by publisher.

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty
Author: Lori Weber
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN: 1552776166
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Beauty Book Excerpt:

There are some things a teen can take for granted, or so Penny thinks. Beautiful girls get all the breaks. An eccentric old woman is going to be the target of every kid in the 'hood. But what if things are not all they seem? Lori Weber's talents are on full display in this in this remarkable, insightful story of beauty's fleeting power and the effects of time.

B Physics and CP Violation

B Physics and CP Violation
Author: T Ohshima,A I Sanda
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2001-09-25
ISBN: 9814490776
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

B Physics and CP Violation Book Excerpt:

This book offers the first strong evidence of the existence of CP violation in neutral B decays extracted from sophisticated B factories in the US and Japan. It also holds out the expectation of rare B decays and D, K physics in the near future. In addition, new physics beyond the Standard Model is described. Both experimental and theoretical points of view are given. Contents:Asymmetry Measurements from Asymmetric Colliders (J Dorfan)B Physics from Colliders and Theoretical Considerations (S Yamada)Rare and Radiative B Decays (H Sugawaka)Perturbative QCD and Two-Body B Decays (D Hitlin)Physics of D Mesons (K Fujikawa)Searching for New Physics in B Decays (Y Nagashima)Constraints on the SM (A Masaike)New Results from K Decays (E Aslanides)and other papers Readership: Particle physicists and PhD candidates interested in the Standard Model and its verification. Keywords:CP Violation;B Decays;B Factories;Asymmetry Measurements;Asymmetric Colliders;B Physics;Perturbative QCD;D Mesons

Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture

Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture
Author: Lene ?termark-Johansen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351537210
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture Book Excerpt:

Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture is the first monograph to discuss the Victorian critic Walter Pater's attitude to sculpture. It brings together Pater's aesthetic theories with his theories on language and writing, to demonstrate how his ideas of the visual and written language are closely interlinked. Going beyond Pater's views on sculpture as an art form, this study traces the notion of relief (rilievo) and hybrid form in Pater, and his view of the writer as sculptor, a carver in language. Alongside her treatment of rilievo as a pervasive trope, Lene ?termark-Johansen also employs the idea of rivalry (paragone) more broadly, examining Pater's concern with positioning himself as an art critic in the late Victorian art world. Situating Pater within centuries of European aesthetic theories as never before done, Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture throws new light on the extraordinary complexity and coherence of Pater's writing: The critic is repositioned solidly within Victorian art and literature.

Yeats

Yeats
Author: Richard J. Finneran
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780472111824
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yeats Book Excerpt:

Another volume in the distinguished annual

Concise Dictionary of Women Artists

Concise Dictionary of Women Artists
Author: Delia Gaze
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2001-01
ISBN: 1579583350
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concise Dictionary of Women Artists Book Excerpt:

This book includes some 200 complete entries from the award-winning Dictionary of Women Artists, as well as a selection of introductory essays from the main volume.

Architecture of Fear

Architecture of Fear
Author: Nan Ellin
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9781568980829
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture of Fear Book Excerpt:

Essays explain how fear shapes the contemporary landscape, giving us security systems, gated communities, and semi-public mall and atrium spaces.

The Eloquence of Art

The Eloquence of Art
Author: Andrea Olsen Lam,Rossitza Schroeder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 1351185578
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eloquence of Art Book Excerpt:

For those within the fields of art history and Byzantine studies, Professor Henry Maguire needs no introduction. His publications transformed the way art historians approach medieval art through his insightful integration of rhetoric, poetry and non-canonical objects into the study of Byzantine art. His ground-breaking studies of Byzantine art that consider the natural world, magic and imperial imagery, among other themes, have redefined the ways medieval art is interpreted. From notable monuments to small-scale and privately used objects, Maguire’s work has guided a generation of scholars to new conclusions about the place of art and its function in Byzantium. In this volume, 23 of Henry Maguire’s colleagues and friends have contributed papers in his honour, resulting in studies that reflect the broad range of his scholarly interests.

Decadent Image

Decadent Image
Author: Kostas Boyiopoulos
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-05-17
ISBN: 074869093X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decadent Image Book Excerpt:

This book examines for the first time together poems by three protagonists of the 1890s: Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, and Ernest Dowson.

Looking To The 21st Century Proceedings Of The 1st International Conference On Frontiers Of Physics

Looking To The 21st Century  Proceedings Of The 1st International Conference On Frontiers Of Physics
Author: Li Ling Fong,Phua Kok Khoo,Wong Samuel S M
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 1096
Release: 1997-08-12
ISBN: 9814546232
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking To The 21st Century Proceedings Of The 1st International Conference On Frontiers Of Physics Book Excerpt:

Modular Forms is a graduate student-level introduction to the classical theory of modular forms and computations involving modular forms, including modular functions and the theory of Hecke operators. It also includes applications of modular forms to various subjects, such as the theory of quadratic forms, the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem and the approximation of π. The text gives a balanced overview of both the theoretical and computational sides of its subject, allowing a variety of courses to be taught from it.This second edition has been revised and updated. New material on the future of modular forms as well as a chapter about longer-form projects for students has also been added.

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy
Author: Yee Chiang
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1974-01-01
ISBN: 0674968034
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Calligraphy Book Excerpt:

This is the classic introduction to Chinese calligraphy. In nine richly illustrated chapters Chang explores the aesthetics and the technique of this art in which rhythm, line, and structure are perfectly embodied. He measure the slow change from pictograph to stroke to the style and shape of written characters by the great calligraphers. It is a superb appreciation of beauty in the movement of strokes and in the patterns of structure--and an inspiration to amateurs as well as professionals interested in the decorative arts.

A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Literature of the republic pt 2 1821 1834

A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time  Literature of the republic  pt  2  1821 1834
Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman,Ellen Mackay Hutchinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Literature of the republic pt 2 1821 1834 Book Excerpt:

A Dweller in Mesopotamia Being the Adventures of an Official Artist in the Garden of Eden

A Dweller in Mesopotamia  Being the Adventures of an Official Artist in the Garden of Eden
Author: Donald Maxwell
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1921
ISBN: 1465533737
Category: Iraq
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dweller in Mesopotamia Being the Adventures of an Official Artist in the Garden of Eden Book Excerpt:

From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum

From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum
Author: Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius,Piotr Piotrowski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317132041
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum Book Excerpt:

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.

A Tramp s Sketches

A Tramp s Sketches
Author: Stephen Graham
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN: 1775450546
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tramp s Sketches Book Excerpt:

In the days before air travel, journeys to foreign lands were rather difficult undertakings that were usually reserved for the most stalwart of travelers. This is a major reason why the popularity of the travel writing genre skyrocketed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Stephen Graham was one of the most revered British travel writers during this period, and the essays and short works collected in A Tramp's Sketches represent an edifying introduction to his uniquely charming style.

Ecology and Literatures in English

Ecology and Literatures in English
Author: Françoise Besson
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2018-12-14
ISBN: 152752339X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Literatures in English Book Excerpt:

In all latitudes, writers hold out a mirror, leading the reader to awareness by telling real or imaginary stories about people of good will who try to save what can be saved, and about animals showing humans the way to follow. Such tales argue that, in spite of all destructions and tragedies, if we are just aware of, and connected to, the real world around us, to the blade of grass at our feet and the star above our heads, there is hope in a reconciliation with the Earth. This may start with the emergence, or, rather, the return, of a nonverbal language, restoring the connection between human beings and the nonhuman world, through a form of communication beyond verbalization. Through a journey in Anglophone literature, with examples taken from Aboriginal, African, American, English, Canadian and Indian works, this book shows the role played by literature in the protection of the planet. It argues that literature reveals the fundamental idea that everything is connected and that it is only when most people are aware of this connection that the world will change. Exactly as a tree is connected with all the animal life in and around it, texts show that nothing should be separated. From Shakespeare’s theatre to ecopoetics, from travel writing to detective novels, from children’s books to novels, all literary genres show that literature responds to the violence destroying lands, men and nonhuman creatures, whose voices can be heard through texts.

The Wizard of Oz as American Myth

The Wizard of Oz as American Myth
Author: Alissa Burger
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN: 078646643X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizard of Oz as American Myth Book Excerpt:

"This volume examines six especially significant incarnations of the story. A close consideration of these works demonstrates how versions of Baum's tale are influenced by and help shape notions of American myth, including issues of gender, race, home, and magic, and makes clear that the Wizard of Oz narrative remains compelling and relevant today"--Provided by publisher.