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Listening To Stone

Author : Hayden Herrera
ISBN : 9780374712969
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Throughout the twentieth century, Isamu Noguchi was a vital figure in modern art. From interlocking wooden sculptures to massive steel monuments to the elegant Akari lamps, Noguchi became a master of what he called the "sculpturing of space." But his constant struggle—as both an artist and a man—was to embrace his conflicted identity as the son of a single American woman and a famous yet reclusive Japanese father. "It's only in art," he insisted, "that it was ever possible for me to find any identity at all." In this remarkable biography of the elusive artist, Hayden Herrera observes this driving force of Noguchi's creativity as intimately tied to his deep appreciation of nature. As a boy in Japan, Noguchi would collect wild azaleas and blue mountain flowers for a little garden in front of his home. As Herrera writes, he also included a rock, "to give a feeling of weight and permanence." It was a sensual appreciation he never abandoned. When looking for stones in remote Japanese quarries for his zen-like Paris garden forty years later, he would spend hours actually listening to the stones, scrambling from one to another until he found one that "spoke to him." Constantly striving to "take the essence of nature and distill it," Noguchi moved from sculpture to furniture, and from playgrounds to sets for his friend the choreographer Martha Graham, and back again working in wood, iron, clay, steel, aluminum, and, of course, stone. Throughout his career, Noguchi traveled constantly, from New York to Paris to India to Japan, forever uprooting himself to reinvigorate what he called the "keen edge of originality." Wherever he went, his needy disposition and boyish charm drew women to him, yet he tended to push them away when things began to feel too settled. Only through his art—now seen as a powerful aesthetic link between the East and the West—did Noguchi ever seem to feel that he belonged. Combining the personal correspondence of and interviews with Noguchi and those closest to him—from artists, patrons, assistants, and lovers—Herrera has created an authoritative biography of one of the twentieth century's most important sculptors. She locates Noguchi in his friendships with such artists as Buckminster Fuller and Arshile Gorky, and in his affairs with women including Frida Kahlo and Anna Matta Clark. With the attention to detail and scholarship that made her biography of Gorky a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Herrera has written a rich meditation on art in a globalized milieu. Listening to Stone is a moving portrait of an artist compulsively driven to reinvent himself as he searched for his own "essence of sculpture."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Listening To Stone

Author : Dan Snow
ISBN : 1579653715
Genre : Architecture
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A master craftsman introduces the techniques and beauty of hand-built, drystone construction in a richly illustrated volume that celebrates this ancient architectural style used to create an imaginative variety of walls, follies, and other structures that honor the unique characteristics of stone.
Category: Architecture

Listening To The Land

Author : Lee Schweninger
ISBN : 0820330590
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Looks at the challenges faced by Native American writers who confront stereotypical representations as they assert their own ethical relationship with the earth. Lee Schweninger considers a range of genres by Native writers from various parts of the United States. Contextualizing these works within the origins, evolution, and perpetuation of the 'green' labels imposed on American Indians, Schweninger shows how writers often find themselves denying some land ethic stereotypes while seeming to embrace others"--From publisher description.
Category: Literary Criticism

Listening To The Stone

Author : Veronica Passalacqua
ISBN : 0988768232
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Featuring contemporary Inuit art by 45 artists, represented by 58 sculptures and 14 drawings and prints. Heavily illustrated, the publication also includes individual artist biographies and foreword by Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Collectors' Statement, Curator's Statement and an essay by Heather Igloliorte. Published in conjunction with exhibition held at the C.N. Gorman Museum at University of California Davis.
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Listening To Love

Author : Jan Meyers
ISBN : 9780307551870
Genre : Religion
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Love Is Calling. How Will You Answer? One of our greatest desires is to know we are loved by our Creator. Yet the depth of our apprehension is often equally strong: If I listen, we wonder, what will God say? If I open myself up to blessings, what will God require in return? As we trace this line of thinking, the God of all goodness becomes, in our minds, the God of our worst fears. Embrace a Love That’s Worth the Risk. God is far greater than our most expectant dreams. While he does often ask everything of us, he actually wants everything for us. He doesn’t want blind loyalty or bored religious compliance; he longs for nothing less than our entire passionate self–something most of us have yet to glimpse. God’s desire is that people lean in, listen, and wrestle with him so that they can respond to him without fear. Can this God be trusted? Absolutely. Will the journey be easy? Not a chance. But once you learn to listen to love, you’ll find that there’s only one way you can adore this unmanageable, unpredictable, wild, and unruly God: with your whole heart. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion

Listening To God S Word

Author : Alice L. Camille
ISBN : 9781570757174
Genre : Religion
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A popular teacher of Scripture inspires readers to not only understand and appreciate God's Word but to live it and know the peace and joy that comes from it!
Category: Religion

Crash And Burn

Author : Michelle Libby
ISBN : 9781616504427
Genre : Fiction
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They're headed for disaster in a race against love. Racecar driver Stone Adams likes fast women and faster cars, but his playboy lifestyle isn't making his sponsor happy. In an attempt to please the money man, Stone marries a woman in Vegas. But when he shows up at his new bride's house, he discovers she has a fiance she neglected to mention before their quickie wedding--and a younger sister who finds the whole situation hilarious. Grace Cromwell has always been the one to bail her big sister out of scrapes and jams. This time she doesn't want to be the scapegoat. But a photo of Grace and Stone ends up splashed across the front page of the newspaper and she's mistaken for his wife, so she doesn't have much choice. When Grace agrees to play the part of Stone's wife in public, they both have a hard time remembering it's all a charade. 55,716 Words
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The Seeing Stone

Author : Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN : 9781444011418
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Medieval life meets Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends boundaries of time and age, appealing to children of 9+ and older readers alike. The winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize bronze award in 2001, this timeless novel is stunningly reissued for a new generation. The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot is given a magical shining stone in which his legendary namesake is revealed. In 100 short chapters that brilliantly evoke life in a medieval manor, stories of the boy King Arthur begin to echo - and anticipate - the secrets and mysteries that emerge in his own life . . . "As bright and as vivid as the pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound." - Philip Pullman, The Guardian
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Deep Down Dark

Author : Héctor Tobar
ISBN : 9780374709204
Genre : History
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When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface—and the lives that led them there—has never been heard until now. For Deep Down Dark, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales. These thirty-three men came to think of the mine, a cavern inflicting constant and thundering aural torment, as a kind of coffin, and as a church where they sought redemption through prayer. Even while still buried, they all agreed that if by some miracle any of them escaped alive, they would share their story only collectively. Héctor Tobar was the person they chose to hear, and now to tell, that story. The result is a masterwork or narrative journalism—a riveting, at times shocking, emotionally textured account of a singular human event. A New York Times bestseller, Deep Down Dark brings to haunting, tactile life the experience of being imprisoned inside a mountain of stone, the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and the spiritual and mystical elements that surrounded working in such a dangerous place. In its stirring final chapters, it captures the profound way in which the lives of everyone involved in the disaster were forever changed.
Category: History

Listening To Firms

Author : Andrew H. W. Stone
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Firm-level surveys reveal information central to formulating policy advice and projects to promote private sector development, often challenging conventional wisdom. This common sense guide suggests how to do surveys well.
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