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Pascal And Beyond

Author : Steve Fisher
ISBN : UCSC:32106010684014
Genre : Computers
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Incorporates the idea of data abstraction as a programming technique. In fact, it takes as its central theme the idea that abstraction is a powerful technique for writing well-structured computer programs. Written specifically for the CS 2 student, it presents all the CS 2 material and early on discusses the use of abstraction as a means to help solve problems by separating the implementation issues from the specification issues. Classical abstract data types are covered, but presented as examples of this powerful technique rather than as defining that technique. With its goal of helping students become good programmers, it covers both memory and time efficiency considerations, various testing and verification techniques and useful sorting methods. The material is presented consistently throughout--the motivation for the concept to be covered is given, followed by examples and a significant case study. End-of-chapter programming problems that incorporate the ideas discussed are included.
Category: Computers

Inventing Abstraction 1910 1925

Author : Leah Dickerman
ISBN : 9780870708282
Genre : Art
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This book explores the development of abstraction from the moment of its declaration around 1912 to its establishment as the foundation of avant-garde practice in the mid-1920s. The book brings together many of the most influential works in abstractions early history to draw a cross-media portrait of this watershed moment in which traditional art was reinvented in a wholesale way. Works are presented in groups that serve as case studies, each engaging a key topic in abstractions first years: an artist, a movement, an exhibition or thematic concern. Key focal points include Vasily Kandinskys ambitious Compositions V, VI and VII; a selection of Piet Mondrians work that offers a distilled narrative of his trajectory to Neo-plasticism; and all the extant Suprematist pictures that Kazimir Malevich showed in the landmark 0.10 exhibition in 1915.0Exhibition: MoMA, New York, USA (23.12.2012-15.4.2013).
Category: Art

When Formality Works

Author : Arthur L. Stinchcombe
ISBN : 9780226774961
Genre : Law
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Introduction : why is formality so unpopular? -- A redefinition of the concept of formality -- Legal formality and graphical planning languages -- Certainty of the law : reasons, situation-types, analogy, and equilibrium -- The social structure of liquidity : flexibility in markets, states, and organizations / Bruce G. Carruthers, Arthur L. Stinchcombe -- Formalizing rightlessness in immigration law and administration -- Formalizing epistemological stratification of knowledge -- Conclusion : the varieties of formality.
Category: Law

Abstraction And The Holocaust

Author : Mark Godfrey
ISBN : 030012676X
Genre : Art
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Mark Godfrey looks closely at a series of American art and architectural projects that respond to the memory of the Holocaust. He investigates how abstract artists and architects have negotiated Holocaust memory without representing the Holocaust figuratively or symbolically.
Category: Art

Abstraction In Reverse

Author : Alexander Alberro
ISBN : 9780226394008
Genre : Art
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During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator an unprecedented role in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, Abstraction in Reverse traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomás Maldonado, Jesús Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous art, these artists produced artworks that required the presence of the spectator to be complete. Alberro also shows the various ways these artists strategically demoted regionalism in favor of a new modernist voice that transcended the traditions of the nation-state and contributed to a nascent globalization of the art world.
Category: Art

Comic Abstraction

Author : Roxana Marcoci
ISBN : 0870707094
Genre : Art
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In recent years, a number of artists have culled images from slapstick, comic strips and films, caricature, cartoons and animation to create works that address matters of war and global conflict, the loss of innocence, and ethnic stereotyping What does it mean to confront political concerns with humor? How can comics, serve as a medium for tackling difficult issues? The works presented here, from Julie Mehretu's intricately layered paintings of cartoon explosions and Arturo Herrera's psychological collages of Walt Disney coloring books to Ellen Gallagher's seductively minimalist paintings permeated by "blackface" signs and Rivane Neuenschwander's overpainted comic strips, grapple with such questions. Both critical and playful, these explorations reflect the intensely personal relationship that many contemporary artists maintain with political currents. This volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, presents the first investigation into this mode of representation. It features works by thirteen artists who employ erasure and blurring, appropriation and ambiguity to put a new spin on the relationship between the vernacular language of pop culture and rarified brands of "fine art." Roxana Marcoci's essay looks at each artist in depth and considers how comic characters, style, and narrative structures - so deeply imprinted in our collective consciousness - retain their visual potency even when totally abstracted. Also included are interviews with the artists and selected exhibition histories and bibliographies.
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Cultural Critique And Abstraction

Author : Elisabeth W. Joyce
ISBN : 083875371X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study of Marianne Moore and the visual arts focuses on how art productions serve to break down and re-create cultural practice, proving that culture is a mutable organism, reluctant to change, but not impervious to it. In doing so, author Elisabeth W. Joyce shows that, even though Moore may have restricted herself to the quiet, provincial life of Brooklyn, her poetry attests to her resistance to the constrictions imposed by the predominating bourgeoisie. This study presents the bifurcation between modernism and the avant-garde where, while the modernists retreated from engagement in society, the avant-gardistes remained focused on political and social issues in order to critique stifling cultural phenomena so that art could effect cultural changes. In taking this stance, instead of viewing Moore's poetry as typically and provincially American, Joyce places her in the international and radical art movements of the early twentieth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Wallace Stevens And The Aesthetics Of Abstraction

Author : Edward Ragg
ISBN : 9781139489997
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Edward Ragg's study was the first to examine the role of abstraction throughout the work of Wallace Stevens. By tracing the poet's interest in abstraction from Harmonium through to his later works, Ragg argues that Stevens only fully appreciated and refined this interest within his later career. Ragg's detailed close-readings highlight the poet's absorption of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century painting, as well as the examples of philosophers and other poets' work. Wallace Stevens and the Aesthetics of Abstraction will appeal to those studying Stevens as well as anyone interested in the relations between poetry and painting. This valuable study embraces revealing philosophical and artistic perspectives, analyzing Stevens' place within and resistance to Modernist debates concerning literature, painting, representation and 'the imagination'.
Category: Literary Criticism

Meinong And Husserl On Abstraction And Universals

Author : R. D. Rollinger
ISBN : 9051835736
Genre : Philosophy
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The influence of Franz Brentano in twentieth century philosophy has been extensive. His two most famous and outstanding pupils were Alexius Meinong and Edmund Husserl. These two are closely related not only regarding their common background in the school of Brentano, but also in their common concern with problems arising from British empiricism. Such a problem is to be found in the nominalist views of Locke, Berkeley, and Hume and their concomitant theories of general ideas. While Meinong's early work continues in the empiricist tradition by characterizing general ideas in terms of abstraction and not in terms of general objects (universals) as their correlates, Husserl's Logical Investigationsare committed to the claim that general ideas can be described only as ideas which refer to general objects. In Meinong and Husserl on Abstraction and Universalsthe epistemological, psychological, and ontological aspects of these theories are examined and compared. Included is also a translation of Abstraction and Comparing(1900) by Meinong.
Category: Philosophy

Abstraction And Representation

Author : Peter Damerow
ISBN : 9789401586245
Genre : History
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This book deals with the development of thinking under different cultural conditions, focusing on the evolution of mathematical thinking in the history of science and education. Starting from Piaget's genetic epistemology, it provides a conceptual framework for describing and explaining the development of cognition by reflective abstractions from systems of actions.
Category: History