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Liliana Porter And The Art Of Simulation

Author : Florencia Bazzano-Nelson
ISBN : 9781351560108
Genre : Art
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Visually appealing, conceptually startling, and intellectually engaging-these phrases aptly describe the art of Liliana Porter. Florencia Bazzano-Nelson's study focuses on the principal theme in the Argentine-born artist's work since the 1970s: her playful but subversive dismantling of the limits that separate everyday reality from the world of illusion and simulacra. Over the years, Porter's own evolving interest in perception lead the author to explore a series of interconnected and timely issues in her artistic production, such as the representative function of art, the structural links between art and language, and the witty re-signification of the art-historical images and mass-produced kitsch figurines she has so often featured in her art. Strongly founded in critical theory, Bazzano-Nelson's approach considers Porter's art as the site of conceptually exciting dialogues with Jorge Luis Borges, Ren?agritte, Michel Foucault, and Jean Baudrillard. Her carefully crafted interdisciplinary analysis not only combines art-historical, literary, and theoretical perspectives but also addresses the artist's work in different media, such as printmaking, conceptual art, photography, and film.
Category: Art

Rick Steves Postcards From Europe

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 9781598803617
Genre : Travel
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In Postcards from Europe, Rick Steves takes you on a private tour through the heart of Europe - introducing you to his local friends and sharing his favorite travel moments - from the Netherlands through Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, with a grand Parisian finale. Whether you're dreaming in an armchair, have packed, or are unpacking, Postcards from Europe will inspire a love of travel, of Europe, and of Europeans.
Category: Travel

Mickey Mouse History And Other Essays On American Memory

Author : Michael L. Wallace
ISBN : 1566394457
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This is a book about why history matters. It shows how popularized historical images and narratives deeply influence Americans' understanding of their collective past. A leading public historian, Mike Wallace observes that we are a people who think of ourselves as having shed the past but also avid tourists who are on a "heritage binge," flocking by the thousands to Ellis Island, Colonial Williamsburg, or the Vietnam Memorial.Wallace probes into the trivialization of history that pervades American culture as well as the struggles over public memory that provoke stormy controversy. The recent imbroglio surrounding the National Air and Space Museum's proposed Enola Gay exhibit was reported as centering on why the U.S. government decided to use the A-Bomb against Japan. Wallace scrutinizes the actual plans for the exhibit and investigates the ways in which the controversy drew in historians, veterans, the media, and the general public.Whether his subject is multimillion dollar theme parks owned by powerful corporations, urban museums, or television docudramas, Mike Wallace shows how their depictions of history are shaped by assumptions about which pasts are worth saving, whose stories are worth telling, what gets left out, and who is authorized to make the decisions. Author note: Mike Wallace is Professor of History at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is the co-author, with Edwin G. Burrows, of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book Of Etiquette

Author : Nancy Tuckerman
ISBN : 9780307814500
Genre : Reference
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The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette is the most authoritative book of its kind. Filled with practical advice for every occasion, business and pleasure, this book ensures that all of your social interactions will be handled with grace and confidence. This classic guide, first published in 1952, has been fully updated to reflect the concerns of the modern reader. The advice that has made Amy Vanderbilt the first name in etiquette remains pertinent today. Here is the final word on buying and using stationery, responding to dinner invitations, hosting a party, and attending religious ceremonies. The chapter of the most enduring popularity is, of course, the one on weddings. From addressing invitations to sending thank you notes, everything a bride needs to plan the perfect wedding is easily accessible. In addition to the time-honored guidance that has made this book a treasured reference, this updated edition contains information that addresses modern concerns of every kind. Here is advice on answering cellular phone calls in public, behaving courteously at the gym, and speaking at business meetings. Whether you need to compose an invitation, write a letter of condolence, address your senator, set a dinner table, or buy a gift for a foreign business associate, you will find The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette practical, down-to-earth, and always reliable. Updated and revised by former White House Staff Coordinator Nancy Tuckerman and respected businesswoman Nancy Dunnan, this trusted book remains the most complete and authoritative guide to living well. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Reference

A Mickey Mouse Reader

Author : Garry Apgar
ISBN : 9781626743601
Genre : Social Science
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Ranging from the playful, to the fact-filled, and to the thoughtful, this collection tracks the fortunes of Walt Disney’s flagship character. From the first full-fledged review of his screen debut in November 1928 to the present day, Mickey Mouse has won millions of fans and charmed even the harshest of critics. Almost half of the eighty-one texts in A Mickey Mouse Reader document the Mouse’s rise to glory from that first cartoon, Steamboat Willie, through his seventh year when his first color animation, The Band Concert, was released. They include two important early critiques, one by the American culture critic Gilbert Seldes and one by the famed English novelist E. M. Forster. Articles and essays chronicle the continued rise of Mickey Mouse to the rank of true icon. He remains arguably the most vivid graphic expression to date of key traits of the American character—pluck, cheerfulness, innocence, energy, and fidelity to family and friends. Among press reports in the book is one from June 1944 that puts to rest the urban legend that “Mickey Mouse” was a password or code word on D-Day. It was, however, the password for a major pre-invasion briefing. Other items illuminate the origins of “Mickey Mouse” as a term for things deemed petty or unsophisticated. One piece explains how Walt and brother Roy Disney, almost single-handedly, invented the strategy of corporate synergy by tagging sales of Mickey Mouse toys and goods to the release of Mickey’s latest cartoons shorts. In two especially interesting essays, Maurice Sendak and John Updike look back over the years and give their personal reflections on the character they loved as boys growing up in the 1930s.
Category: Social Science

Art In America

Author : Frederic Fairchild Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015048149150
Genre : Art
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Culture Is Everywhere

Author : Victor Margolin
ISBN : UOM:39015056487070
Genre : Art
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Marilyn Monroe statuettes, Venus salt-and-pepper shakers, plastic Jesuses, and brides and grooms rescued from the tops of wedding cakes: useless kitsch or important cultural artifacts? The answer depends on your tastes and tendencies. But readers of both camps will find much to ponder in this celebration of the highlights (and low-lights) from the Museum of Corn-temporary Art. A collaboration between Victor Margolin, one of the most important design historians working today, and Patty Carroll, a photographer of pop culture, this book helps illuminate and challenge the distinctions between high and low art that have troubled museums throughout history. Drawn from Margolin's own substantial collection acquired from souvenir shops, flea markets, and antique stores from around the world, these nearly two hundred common and rare objects are grouped into sections that correspond to his private "museum": souvenirs, decorative art, folk art, commercial art, useful art, icons, and fashion. Each section is introduced by an informative text, and the objects are compellingly displayed with extensive captions. Provocative, ingeniously designed, and fun to peruse, this unusual "exhibition catalog" is a refreshing addition to any art lover's library, as well as to the continuing debate over what constitutes art.
Category: Art

The Snow Geese

Author : William Fiennes
ISBN : 9781447275459
Genre : Nature
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With an introduction by Robert Macfarlane Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize. I had attached myself to the birds. I couldn't move on until the birds moved on, and the birds couldn't move on without the spring. One winter, after an enforced period of recuperation, William Fiennes finds himself restless and yearning for adventure. He travels to Texas, where he begins a quest to trace the million-strong flocks of snow geese making their spring flight thousands of miles north to the Arctic tundra. On his epic journey he meets people from every walk of life, from ex-nuns to train fanatics, and their stories resound with the longing to arrive at the right place in the world. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize, The Snow Geese is a poignant and lyrical paean to the richness and wonder of the world around us. A unique blend of autobiography, travel and nature writing, this is a classic tale of belonging and the inescapable lure of home.
Category: Nature

Time Tide

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ISBN : MINN:31951002149850A
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ISBN : IND:30000093648016
Genre : Collectors and collecting
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Category: Collectors and collecting

American Bookseller

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ISBN : MINN:31951P002269508
Genre : Booksellers and bookselling
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Born To Shop London

Author : Suzy Gershman
ISBN : 006273203X
Genre : Business & Economics
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An indispensable survival guide to braving London's high prices, this book details how to dine in legendary restaurants at fixed-meal prices, stay at the best hotels at reasonable rates, buy gifts and souvenirs for under five pounds, get great bargains on top fashions, fabrics, and trims, and find unexpected treasures from street vendors, fairs, and antique markets.
Category: Business & Economics

The Cuckoo S Child

Author : Margaret Thompson
ISBN : 9781927366301
Genre : Fiction
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In her forties, Livvy Alvarsson hopes to be a bone marrow donor for her much-loved younger brother, Stephen. Instead, she discovers she has no idea who she is. This is the second great loss she has suffered, for eleven years earlier her four-year-old son, Daniel, disappeared. Armed with a few clues from wartime England, she embarks on a search for her birth family. The narrative takes the reader from small-town British Columbia to London, the English countryside, and back. It is a story about loss and grief, and secrets and guilt, but it is also about restoration and balance. As Livvy confides her story to her dying brother, she reveals not only an identity enriched by experience, but also the transcendent importance of family and love. The Cuckoo�â�€�™s Child is a compelling and remarkable evocation of a woman�â�€�™s search for her family history.
Category: Fiction

World S Fair

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ISBN : UOM:39015027875114
Genre : Exhibitions
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Category: Exhibitions

The Art Of Transition

Author : Francine Masiello
ISBN : 0822328186
Genre : Art
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DIVAddresses the problems defined by practitioners of literary and visual culture in the post-dictatorship years in Chile and Argentina./div
Category: Art

Popular Art Deco

Author : Robert Heide
ISBN : UOM:39015060098913
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Catalin radios, chromium cocktail shakers, mixmasters, toasters, waffle irons, Fiestaware, Depression glass and other manufactured objects have exploded into the arena of high-end collectibles. Indeed, these increasingly sought-after artifacts from the Machine Age have become icons of an important era of American industrial design. This historic merger of art and industry was inspired, by the luxury goods displayed at the 1925 Paris Exposition, which coined the term "Art Deco." American industrial designers embraced the ornate, "modernistic" style promoted by the exposition and incorporated elements of the style into their designs for the most humble, utilitarian objects ranging from dime-store rouge pots to kitchen utensils, wallpaper to automobiles.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Frommer S Born To Shop London

Author : Suzy Gershman
ISBN : 0028631439
Genre : Travel
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"Gershman's may be the best guide for novice and pro shopper alike." —The Washington Post You've seen Big Ben and you've had high tea-now it's time to go shopping! For more than ten years, Suzy Gershman has been leading savvy shoppers to the world's best finds. Now Born to Shop London is easier to use and packed with more up-to-date listings than ever before. Inside You'll Find: The best of the shopping scene, from world-class department stores and trendy boutiques to street markets and sample sales Excellent values, from antiques to Doc Martens Great gift ideas, even for the friend who has everything—plus the best gifts for less than $15 The best airfare, hotel, and dining values—so you can maximize your shopping dollars Insider tips on customs, shipping, and VAT refund plans Detailed city maps and shopping tours Frommer's. The Name You Can Trust. Find us online at www.frommers.com
Category: Travel