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Irresistible Decay

Author : Michael S. Roth
ISBN : UOM:39015047522837
Genre : Art
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Ruins have fascinated and intrigued viewers for centuries. These include not only famous sites like Angkor Wat and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, but the remnants of natural disasters like the Lisbon earthquake. This book--the catalog for an exhibition held at the Getty Center--explores the allure of ruins and examines the roles that they play in modern cultural life. An incisive introduction laying out the general issues is followed by an essay discussing the nature of the fragment, a discussion of the Research Institute's vast holdings of item relating to ruins, a unique section uses juxtaposed color images, and quotations drawn from literary works to point out the longevity and prominence of the ruin as a metaphor.
Category: Art


Author : Pausanias
ISBN : 0195346831
Genre : History
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Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias as a multifaceted lens yielding indispensable information about the cultural world of Roman Greece.
Category: History

Art Libraries Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015048210606
Genre : Art libraries
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Category: Art libraries

Life After Ruin

Author : Noam Leshem
ISBN : 9781107149472
Genre : History
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Noam Leshem examines the radical transformation of Arab landscapes seized by Israel in the 1948 war. By looking at the spatial history of Arab villages, Leshem highlights the intricate and often intimate engagements between Jews and Arabs in the present day.
Category: History

The Aesthetics Of Ruins

Author : Robert Ginsberg
ISBN : 9042016728
Genre : Philosophy
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This book constructs a theory of ruins that celebrates their vitality and unity in aesthetic experience. Its argument draws upon over 100 illustrations prepared in 40 countries. Ruins flourish as matter, form, function, incongruity, site, and symbol. Ruin underlies cultural values in cinema, literature, and philosophy. Finally, ruin guides meditations upon our mortality and endangered world.
Category: Philosophy

The Post 9 11 City In Novels

Author : Karolina Golimowska
ISBN : 9780786499373
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Post-9/11 fiction reflects how the September 11, 2001, attacks have influenced our concept of public space, from urban behavior patterns to architecture and urban movement. It also suggests a need for remapping the real and imagined spaces where we live and work. Through close readings of novels from both sides of the Atlantic, this analysis of the literary 21st century metropolis explores the fictional post-9/11 city as a global space not defined or contained by its physical limits.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Missionary Zeal

Author : Annette Kern-Stähler
ISBN : 3825356388
Genre : Authors, English
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Coming Attractions

Author : Lisa Kernan
ISBN : 9780292779853
Genre : Performing Arts
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Movie trailers—those previews of coming attractions before the start of a feature film—are routinely praised and reviled by moviegoers and film critics alike: "They give away too much of the movie." "They're better than the films." "They only show the spectacular parts." "They lie." "They're the best part of going to the movies." But whether you love them or hate them, trailers always serve their purpose of offering free samples of a film to influence moviegoing decision-making. Indeed, with their inclusion on videotapes, DVDs, and on the Internet, trailers are more widely seen and influential now than at any time in their history. Starting from the premise that movie trailers can be considered a film genre, this pioneering book explores the genre's conventions and offers a primer for reading the rhetoric of movie trailers. Lisa Kernan identifies three principal rhetorical strategies that structure trailers: appeals to audience interest in film genres, stories, and/or stars. She also analyzes the trailers for twenty-seven popular Hollywood films from the classical, transitional, and contemporary eras, exploring what the rhetorical appeals within these trailers reveal about Hollywood's changing conceptions of the moviegoing audience. Kernan argues that movie trailers constitute a long-standing hybrid of advertising and cinema and, as such, are precursors to today's heavily commercialized cultural forms in which art and marketing become increasingly indistinguishable.
Category: Performing Arts