An Illustrated Encyclopaedia Of Traditional Symbols

Author : J. C. Cooper
ISBN : 9780500770917
Genre : Design
File Size : 36.25 MB
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In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.
Category: Design

Creative Code

Author : John Maeda
ISBN : 3764371080
Genre : Computer art
File Size : 71.66 MB
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Mit seinen unkonventionellen Thesen zum Umgang mit Computern im Bereich der Grafik hat der amerikanische Design- und Informatikprofessor John Maeda die Grafikwelt schokkiert. Er weist nach, dass nahezu alle zeitgenssischen Grafiker mit vorgefertigten Programmen arbeiten, durch die sie zu abhngigen Anwendern vorgefertigter Industrienormen werden. Somit bestimmen das Programm und seine Mglichkeiten das Endprodukt - und nicht mehr die Intuition und Absicht des Gestalters, der damit den zentralen Zugang zum schpferischen Prozess verliert. Dagegen setzt Maeda seine Vorstellungen, dass, wer wirklich schpferisch ttig sein will, wieder programmieren lernen muss: DNB = Design by Numbers heit sein selbst entwickelter, interaktiver Grundkurs der Programmierung, der der individuellen Kreativitt keine Programm(ier)grenzen setzt. Creative Code dokumentiert, dass DNB fr eine breite Schicht von Anwendern erlern- und anwendbar ist und prsentiert von Maeda ausgewhlte und kommentierte Arbeiten seiner Studenten.
Category: Computer art

Das Andere Ich

Author : Aglaja Hildenbrock
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040532116
Genre : Doubles in literature
File Size : 32.4 MB
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Category: Doubles in literature

Holy Bingo The Lingo Of Eden Jumpin Jehosophat And The Land Of Nod

Author : Les Harding
ISBN : 9781476608389
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 28.48 MB
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Christianity abounds with fascinating, little-known trivia. Gas station attendants, for example, enjoy their own patron saint. So do stamp collectors, truss makers and sailors in the Bolivian navy. Jesus and Judas were common names in the biblical period, and Jesus of Nazareth had a brother named Judas. The forbidden fruit was more likely an apricot than an apple, and Delilah hired a barber to cut Sampson's hair. This dictionary of miscellany combs the annals of Christian esoterica, offering the most intriguing facts that are often forgotten, overlooked or ignored. Departing from the standard subject matter, this work serves as an unruly companion to the typical Bible dictionary. Nearly 1500 entries range from Aaron's beard (a popular name for Saint John's wort) to zounds (an antiquated Christian swear word). Information is cross-referenced and includes numerous quotations.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Shirley See Yan Ma
ISBN : 9781135190064
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 88.99 MB
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In this book Shirley See Yan Ma provides a Jungian perspective on the Chinese tradition of footbinding and considers how it can be used as a metaphor for the suffering of women and the repression of the feminine, as well as a symbol for hope, creativity and spiritual transformation. Drawing on personal history, popular myths, literature, and work with clients, Footbinding discusses how modern women still symbolically find their feet bound through this ancient practice. Detailed case studies from Western and Asian women demonstrate how Jungian analysis can loosen these psychological bindings allowing the client to reconnect with the feminine archetype, discover their own identity and take control of their own destiny. This original book will be of great interest to Jungian analysts looking for a new perspective. It will also be of interest to anyone studying Chinese culture and psychology.
Category: Psychology

Angels A To Z

Author : Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
ISBN : 9781578592579
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 88.84 MB
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Written by two recognized authorities on nontraditional religious movements, this resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and related topics currently available. More than 300 entries are included and drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture. A variety of angel topics are discussed, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, guardian angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature. Angels are also discussed in terms of the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches. A comprehensive resource section lists movies, books, magazines, and organizations related to angels.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit