The Surface Of Meaning

Author by : Robert Bringhurst
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Publisher by : Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing
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Description : "The design and manufacture of books can tell as much about a people or a culture as the ambience of its streets and the architecture of its buildings."In our everyday lives, books surround us-even if we are among the many who never read another one after high school. Their very jacket design asks us to make meaning of their presence and, when we open them, the layout of words and stories within their covers makes us readers-even before we begin to read.To Robert Bringhurst, typographer, poet and writer, the presence of books and the story of books in Canada are preludes to understanding our culture.From the tattered book of Canadian poetry your moody cousin carried everywhere, to the pristine hardcover book of Atwood's latest work in your brainy co-worker's hands, book design says much about who and where we are as Canadians.In The Surface of Meaning, Robert Bringhurst takes us on another of his walking tours, this time through the bramble of English and French-Canadian books and book design, from the mid-18th Century to the present day. Along the way, he discovers a true "image trove" of identity, culture and history. And he does what no other work on books and publications does: He creates a truly national survey of Canadian books by bringing Canada's long history of Aboriginal story-telling into a context of "book". It is a context that goes into the depths of our prehistory, far beyond the printed page.The Surface of Meaning is a tribute to Canadian books and publishing. It is irresistible to readers who love books, as well as to designers and others, who may simply prefer to look at them.


Surface Tensions

Author by : Glenn Adamson
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : Surfaces are often held to be of lesser consequence than 'deeper' or more 'substantive' aspects of artworks and objects. Yet it is also possible to conceive of the surface in more positive terms: as a site where complex forces meet. Surfaces can be theorized as membranes, protective shells, sensitive skins, even thicknesses in their own right. The surface is not so much a barrier to content as an opportunity for encounter: in new objects, the surface is the site of qualities of finish, texture, the site of tactile interaction, the last point of contact between object and maker, and the first point of contact between object and user. Surface Tensions includes sixteen essays that explore this theoretically uncharted terrain. The subjects range widely: domestic maintenance; avant-garde fashion; the faking of antiques; postmodern architecture and design; contemporary film costume. Of particular emphasis within the volume are textiles, which are among the most complex and culturally rich materialisations of surface. As a whole, the book provides insights into the whole lifecycle of objects, not just their condition when new.


Sociology Of Meaning

Author by : John B. O'Malley
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The Mathematics Of Meaning

Author by : Svend Østergaard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Aarhus Universitetsforlag
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Description : "The Mathematics of Meaning" examines the foundation of mathematics, the fictions of Jose Luis Borges, and the aesthetics of Marcel Proust as it is unfolded in Remembrance of Things Past. In mathematics the logical foundation of reasoning is examined. In Borges it is the linguistic foundation of narration, and in Proust the perceptual foundation of aesthetics. The three types of studies converge towards the same point, because it turns out that in all cases where the foundation becomes indeterminable, the concept of infinity plays a decisive role. The dynamics of mathematics is decisively dependent on the assumption of the existence of infinite sets. In Borges the breakdown of narration is metaphorically staged through an impossible object representing an actual infinity. In Proust it is the concept of infinity implied in Leibniz' monadism. "The Mathematics of Meaning" also contains a semiotic theory of form, because the breakdown of the foundation is in all three cases uniquely connected to the existence of a form, the meaning of which is indeterminable in the situation.


College Art Journal

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The Freudian Reading

Author by : Lis Møller
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Description : Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title In The Freudian Reading, Lis Møller examines the premises, procedures, and objectives of psychoanalytic reading in order to question the kind of knowledge such readings produce. But above all, she questions the role of Freud as master explicator. Although Freud has been seen as a great synthesizer, Møller contends that his significance as a reader lies elsewhere. For Møller, this significance lies in the way Freud presses his inquiry to the point where he encounters something he cannot explain or that he can only explain at the risk of overthrowing previous conclusions. Such moments of crisis occur repeatedly in Freud's work, causing him to swerve from his original train of thought, or even to call into question the theoretical foundation of his interpretation. The dominant line of argument, therefore, is frequently punctuated with problems and questions. If we concentrate on these, Møller argues, we are forced to reconsider the traditional conception of a Freudian reading and to reassess our perceived notions of just what kind of reader Freud was. While The Freudian Reading is based on a wide range of Freud's writings, it concentrates on four central texts: Delusions and Dreams in Jensen's Gradiva, From the History of an Infantile Neurosis, The Uncanny, and Constructions in Analysis. The discussion does not progress chronologically. Rather, it explores the ways in which these texts interact: how they reflect, comment on, and contradict one another. The Freudian Reading is a concentrated, subtle analysis of Freud's interpretive practice, with special reference to his interpretations of literary texts. It will be of interest to scholars and students of literary theory and criticism as well as to readers in the field of psychoanalysis.


The Making Of Meaning

Author by : Ann E. Berthoff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Boynton/Cook
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Japan S Frames Of Meaning

Author by : Michael F. Marra
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Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Description : In Japan's Frames of Meaning, Michael Marra identifies interpretative concepts central to discussions of hermeneutical practices in Japan and presents English translations of works on basic hermeneutics by major Japanese thinkers. Discussions of Japanese thought tend to be centered on key Western terms in light of which Japanese texts are examined; alternatively, a few Buddhist concepts are presented as counterparts of these Western terms. Marra concentrates on Japanese philosophers and thinkers who have mediated these two extremes, bringing their knowledge of Western thought to bear on philosophical reinterpretations of Buddhist terms that are, thus, presented in secularized form. Marra focuses on categories relevant to the development of a history of Japanese hermeneutics, calling attention to concepts whose discussion sheds light on how Japanese thinkers have proceeded in making sense of their own culture. The terms are organized under three headings. The first deals with koto, which in Japanese means both things and words. Koto is the center of a series of interesting compounds, such as kotodama (the spirit of words) and makoto (truth), that have shaped Japanese discourses on philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and religion. Writings on koto by twentieth-century philosophers Watsuji Tetsuro (1889-1960) and Omori Shozo (1921-1997) and Edo-period scholar Fujitani Mitsue (1768-1823) are included. The second heading is dedicated to two well-known aesthetic categories, yugen and sabi, which point to notions of depth in physical space as well as in the space of interiority. The University of Kyoto aesthetician Ueda Juzo (1886-1973) guides the reader through a history of these concepts. In the third part of the book, notions of time in the form of ku (emptiness) and guzen (contingency) are examined through the work of Ueda's colleagues at Kyoto, Nishitani Keiji (1900-1990) and Kuki Shuzo (1888-1941). Perceptive and erudite, Japan's Frames of Meaning will become a landmark resource--in particular for the insights and provocations it offers to contemporary cross-cultural philosophical dialogue--for anyone interested in traditional and modern Japanese thought.


A Search For Meaning

Author by : Don Pendleton
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Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : This award winning nonfiction book, A Search for Meaning from the Surface of a Small Planet, is both sober and lighthearted, sometimes awed and sometimes irreverent (toward both science and religion)-but always intensely personal, rational, stretching and pressing toward a wedding of scientific understanding and mystical thought. Although Don Pendleton (1927-1995) did not come draped with academic honors or letters, his extensive background in science and communications-as a telegrapher, an aerospace engineer, a metaphysical scholar, and author, gave him the ability to take a reader very far beyond themselves, whether it be in fiction or in nonfiction. In this book, Pendleton dramatically investigates the sciences, religions and philosophies with a view toward dignifying the human experience and provides a frame work in which the individual reader may validate his/her own life and dreams relating to the whole. Don's slant into the material is unique; often humorous; the findings evocative; conclusions satisfying for the rationalist; inspiring; and, perhaps, even transformational for the true seeker. For those who wish to be challenged by innovative thinking and daring ideas-reaching with their minds to coax out an understanding of the world as well as the meaning of their own lives-will find this book takes them on a spiritual search as well as an intellectual one Don Pendleton was not only a writer with a strong sense of how to use language, but he was also an interdisciplinarian whose interests are far-ranging. A SEARCH FOR MEANING is nothing less than an attempt to synthesize metaphysics and physics. Yet, the tenor of the book invites a broad audience to read, to think about, to puzzle over the many questions he asks in his quest to understand the meaning of 'meaning.' Integrating many domains of knowledge, Pendleton touches on questions of religion, God, relativity, and brain research, among other fields...all in all, this book is a must-read for a general audience. -Gabriele Rico, Ph.D., author of the best-selling, Writing the Natural Way, Professor of English and Creative Arts at San Jose State University, and Independent E-book Awards Judge, 2002. A Search for Meaning From the Surface of a Small Planet won the Independent E-book 2002 Best of Nonfiction Award and the Digital Literature Best of Nonfiction, 2002. Available in Tradepaper and Kindle.


Cases

Author by : John W. Oller
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Publisher by : Plural Pub Incorporated
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Description : This engaging, accessible, and comprehensive textbook introduces the full range of communication disorders that affect speech and language as well as underlying sign systems of sensation, movement, and social cognition. The content is visible, audible, observable, comprehensible, compelling and accessible. It is technology and media rich. It is accessible through easily comprehended stories but encyclopedic in coverage and thoroughness. This course book and its accompanying media rich materials in DVD and web-rich formatting (including links to webcasts as well as videos and illustrations to be included on the DVD) cover the full range of communication disorders as they affect human sign systems. The DVD includes a digital, searchable, user-friendly version of the complete text (in an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file). Each chapter ends with discussion questions, annotated recommended readings (drawn from our extensive selected bibliography), and is linked to a set of intensive multiple choice questions that are presented in a separate Appendix in two forms: one without answers that may be used in teacher-made tests, and another with answers that may be used as a study-guide and check system by students. The end material includes an extensive and complete glossary of technical terms with succinct but accurate definitions as well as a complete index of authors, terms, and important topics covered throughout the book. In addition, on the DVD PowerPoint summaries for classroom use are provided for every chapter.


Invented Worlds

Author by : Ellen Winner
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Psychologist Ellen Winner studies the creative, nonliteral discourse of children's spontaneous speech, examining how their abilities to use and interpret figurative language change as they grow older, and what such language shows us about the changing feature's of children's minds.


Prosodies Of Meaning

Author by : Robert Bringhurst
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Manitoba Press
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Understanding Reading

Author by : Frank Smith
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Description : This classic text revolutionized reading research and theory when the first edition appeared in 1971 and remains a leader in the field. It illuminates fundamental aspects of the complex human act of reading and on what is involved in learning to read.


Homer The Theologian

Author by : Robert Lamberton
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Here is the first survey of the surviving evidence for the growth, development, and influence of the Neoplatonist allegorical reading of the Iliad and Odyssey. Professor Lamberton argues that this tradition of reading was to create new demands on subsequent epic and thereby alter permanently the nature of European epic. The Neoplatonist reading was to be decisive in the birth of allegorical epic in late antiquity and forms the background for the next major extension of the epic tradition found in Dante.


Words Words Words

Author by : Richard R. Lodwig
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hayden Books
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Intuitive Formation Of Meaning

Author by : Sven Sandström
Languange : en
Publisher by : Almqvist & Wiksell International
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Extracting Meaning From Complex Data

Author by : Edward J. Farrell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Society of Photo Optical
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Description : Computer-generated animated illustrations to accompany the technical papers from the conference.


Metaphysics

Author by : Steven D. Hales
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Description : This book provides a comprehensive collection of readings with an ontological emphasis. Topics include abstracta - properties, numbers, and propositions, secondary qualities, and concreta - events.


The Paradox Of Meaning

Author by : John George Moss
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Publisher by : Turnstone
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Description : The essays and rhetorical imaginings that Moss calls critical fiction challenge convention, subverting the notions of genre we use to distinguish between prose and poetry, ­fiction and exposition, creative writing and critical commentary. Moss looks at such authors as Atwood, Wiebe, Bowering, Avison, Gunnars, Arnason, Cooley and Kroetsch.


Journal Of Reading

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Against Voluptuous Bodies

Author by : J. M. Bernstein
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Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : The aim of this book is to provide an account of modernist painting that follows on from the aesthetic theory of Theodor W. Adorno. It offers a materialist account of modernism with detailed discussions of modern aesthetics from Kant to Arthur Danto, Stanley Cavell, and Adorno. It discusses in detail competing accounts of modernism: Clement Greenberg, Michael Fried, Yve-Alain Bois, and Thierry de Duve; and it discusses several painters and artists in detail: Pieter de Hooch, Jackson Pollock, Robert Ryman, Cindy Sherman, and Chaim Soutine. Its central thesis is that modernist painting exemplifies a form of rationality that is an alternative to the instrumental rationality of enlightened modernity. Modernist paintings exemplify how nature and the sociality of meaning can be reconciled.


The Meaning Of Meaning

Author by : Charles Kay Ogden
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Essentials Of Human Communication

Author by : Joseph A. DeVito
Languange : en
Publisher by : Addison Wesley Longman
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Description : This book introduces the essential skills and applications of interpersonal, small group, and public speaking communication. Built around five major themes (skills development, intercultural perspectives, critical thinking, ethical issues, and self-empowerment), the new edition provides increased coverage of ethics in communication.


Handbook Of American Indian Languages

Author by : Franz Boas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Includes chapters on Athapascan, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Kwakiutl, Eskimo and Chukchee.


Environment And Planning

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Grammar And Meaning

Author by : James D. McCawley
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