Out Of The Garden

Author : Stephen Kline
ISBN : 1859840590
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 37.47 MB
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This timely and innovative book provides a detailed history of marketing to children, revealing the strategies that shape the design of toys and have a powerful impact on the way children play. Stephen Kline looks at the history and development of children's play culture and toys from the teddy bear to the Barbie doll, Care Bears and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He profiles the rise of children's mass media--books, comics, film and television--and that of the specialty stores such as Toys 'R' Us, revealing how the opportunity to reach large audiences of children was a pivotal point in developing new approaches to advertising. In a powerful re-examination of the debates about the cultural effects of mass media, and in particular television, Out of the Garden asks whether we should allow our children's play culture to be primarily defined and created by marketing strategists, pointing to the unintended consequences of a situation in which images of real children have all but been eliminated from narratives about the young.
Category: Social Science

The Garden

Author : Robin Craig Clark
ISBN : 9781453773376
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 73.84 MB
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A tranquil ode to love, this beautiful book features page after page of lavish, colorful lettering, illumination, decoration and flowering illustrations all inspired by Celtic art, sacred patterns and the Golden Mean Spiral - The Flower of Life. The Garden is an ancient journey down a nearly forgotten path of wisdom. A modern illuminated manuscript containing the four cycles of soul awakening. A rare book that speaks the infinite language of the Universe.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Machine In The Garden

Author : Leo Marx
ISBN : 9780199839186
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 24.41 MB
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For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define--and continues to give depth to--the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference between the "pastoral" and "progressive" ideals which characterized early 19th-century American culture, and which ultimately evolved into the basis for much of the environmental and nuclear debates of contemporary society. This new edition is appearing in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Marx's classic text. It features a new afterword by the author on the process of writing this pioneering book, a work that all but founded the discipline now called American Studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

History Of Paradise

Author : Jean Delumeau
ISBN : 0252068807
Genre : Religion
File Size : 53.62 MB
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Explores the conviction that paradise existed in a precise although unreachable earthly location. Delving into the writings of dozens of medieval and Renaissance thinkers, from Augustine to Dante, this title presents a study of the meaning of Original Sin and the human yearning for paradise.
Category: Religion

The Garden Of Priapus

Author : Amy Richlin
ISBN : 9780198023333
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.23 MB
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Statues of the god Priapus stood in Roman gardens to warn potential thieves that the god would rape them if they attempted to steal from him. In this book, Richlin argues that the attitude of sexual aggressiveness in defense of a bounded area serves as a model for Roman satire from Lucilius to Juvenal. Using literary, anthropological, psychological, and feminist methodologies, she suggests that aggressive sexual humor reinforces aggressive behavior on both the individual and societal levels, and that Roman satire provides an insight into Roman culture. Including a substantial and provocative new introduction, this revised edition is important not only as an in-depth study of Roman sexual satire, but also as a commentary on the effects of all humor on society and its victims.
Category: Social Science

The Doll In The Garden

Author : Mary Downing Hahn
ISBN : 0618873155
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 89.52 MB
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This award-winning novel is now available in paperback. After Ashley and Kristi find an antique doll buried in old Miss Cooper's garden, they discover that they can enter a ghostly turn-of-the-century world by going through a hole in the hedge.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Monk In The Garden

Author : Robin Marantz Henig
ISBN : 0618127410
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 85.62 MB
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A fresh study of the groundbreaking work in genetics conducted by Gregor Mendel, acclaimed as the father of modern genetics, argues that the Moravian monk was far ahead of his time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Garden Of Cyrus

Author : Sir Thomas Browne
ISBN : OXFORD:N11660078
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 64.95 MB
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Category: Gardening

Inventing The Garden

Author : Matteo Vercelloni
ISBN : 9781606060476
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 31.68 MB
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The authors trace the evolution of the Western garden from the first plots cultivated for pleasure in the Middle East to today's diverse green spaces that challenge traditional ideas about what constitutes a garden. They examine the changing attitude toward nature--as something to be dominated or embraced, ordered or allowed to range freely, exploited or conserved. Examples of the highly prescribed hortus conclusus or enclosed spaces of the Middle Ages are found in the Italian Renaissance gardens and the symmetries of Versailles and Les Tuileries. After the rise of Romanticism in the late eighteenth century, English gardeners such as William Kent and "Capability" Brown embraced the concept that nature should prevail over man's manipulation of it and created gardens that broke through traditional enclosures. A century later, while the American West witnessed both the conquering spirit of the homesteaders and the first stirrings of the conservation movement, urban parks and gardens were created as oases to which all people had access. The book concludes with a look at contemporary gardens, where efforts to reclaim landscapes and repurpose crumbling infrastructure are taking place within an atmosphere of ecological sensitivity--appreciating the idea that the whole planet is a garden and all who live in it are gardeners.
Category: Gardening

Doing Time In The Garden

Author : James Jiler
ISBN : 9780976605423
Genre : Science
File Size : 57.11 MB
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This is the first comprehensive guide to in-prison and post-release horticultural training programs. James Jiler combines an engaging personal account of running a highly successful horticultural vocation program at the largest jail complex in the United States with a practical guide to starting and managing prison and re-entry gardening programs. James Jiler directs the Greenhouse Project for male and female inmates at New York City's Rikers Island jail system. He also directs the GreenTeam of ex-offenders, who work on landscape-related projects throughout New York State. Jiler's humor and heartfelt stories about prison community and clear explanations of what works broaden this book's appeal to social activists, educators, and those involved with at-risk populations and community gardens.
Category: Science