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Of Walking In Ice

Author : Werner Herzog
ISBN : 9781473521957
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A poetic meditation on life and death, by one of the most renowned and respected film-makers and intellectuals of our time. In November 1974, when Werner Herzog was told that his mentor Lotte Eisner, the film-maker and critic, was dying in Paris, he set off to walk there from Munich, ‘in full faith, believing that she would stay alive if I came on foot’. Along the way he recorded what he saw, how he felt, and what he experienced, from the physical discomfort of the journey to moments of rapture. It is a remarkable narrative – part pilgrimage, part meditation, and a confrontation between a great German Romantic imagination and the contemporary world. This edition of the book is being published for the first time as a classic piece of proto-psychogeography, to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the legendary director’s walk.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Films Of Werner Herzog

Author : Timothy Corrigan
ISBN : 9781317928973
Genre : Performing Arts
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Given Herzog’s own pronouncement that ‘film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates,’ it is not surprising that his work has aroused ambivalent and contradictory responses. Visually and philosophically ambitious and at the same time provocatively eccentric, Herzog’s films have been greeted equally by extreme adulation and extreme condemnation. Even as Herzog’s rebellious images have gained him a reputation as a master of the German New Wave, he has been attacked for indulging in a romantic naiveté and wilful self-absorption. To his hardest critics, Herzog’s films appear as little more than Hollywood fantasies disguised as high seriousness. This book is an attempt to illuminate these contradictions. It gathers essays that focus from a variety of angles on Herzog and his work. The contributors move beyond the myths of Herzog to investigate the merits of his work and its place in film history. A challenging range of films is covered, from Fata Morgana and Aguirre, the Wrath of God to more recent features such as Nosferatu and Where the Green Ants Dream, offering the reader ways of understanding why, whatever the controversies surrounding Herzog and his films, he remains a major and popular international filmmaker. Orignally published in 1986.
Category: Performing Arts

Walking On Ice

Author : Frederick R. Andresen
ISBN : 9781432713522
Genre : Political Science
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Doing Business in Russia is like doing business anywhere else--but different. Walking on Ice is MANDATORY reading for all who contemplate a tour of duty whether government or business in Russia or who have worked there... it brings back memories and reality...one cannot put it down. With insight, understanding, and a rare degree of humor, Fred Andresen tells us about working with the Russians. Richard Weden, General Director, American Express Russia. 1995 to 2004 What Andresen has written is romantic and accurate and nostalgic and prophetic and all of the wonderful and confusing and simple things we ?Çÿveterans know Russia to be. It is a story that resonates with any of us living through this dramatic and productive era. Kevin Cuffe, Vice President/Managing Director, SOVINTEL / Golden Telecom, Moscow Walking on Ice is of real interest to the casual reader as well of great value to those looking to make their own mark in the world of Russian business. The book gives valuable insights from one of the real pioneers. Peter Charow, Founder and first president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, presently British Petroleum Regional Director for Russia, CIS and Turkey. Andresen conveys the texture and flavor of what we Westerners find in Russia. It paints a picture of the Russian ?ÇÿSoul at a time when young and old were and are adapting to enormous change. It is a fun and humorous read that carries with it some valuable lessons. I recommend it to anyone interested in understanding todays Russia. William T. Potvin, Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche, Russia, 1990 - 1996
Category: Political Science

Physics Of The Human Body

Author : Irving Herman
ISBN : 3540296042
Genre : Science
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This book comprehensively addresses the physical and engineering aspects of human physiology by using and building on first-year college physics and mathematics. It is the most comprehensive book on the physics of the human body, and the only book also providing theoretical background. The book is geared to undergraduates interested in physics, medical applications of physics, quantitative physiology, medicine, and biomedical engineering.
Category: Science

Walking On Ice

Author : Susan Hubbard
ISBN : 0826207529
Genre : Fiction
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A mother hires a sinister baby-sitter. An Irish innocent embraces the ambiguities of Belfast. A university professor welcomes a houseguest and finds himself a stranger in his own home. Two young women seek romance along the Canadian border .... Winner of the Associated Writing Programs' Award in Short Fiction, Walking on Ice depicts a world in which human relationships grow ever more fragile and trust is tentative at best. In these stories men and women confront the unexpected risks of everday life in Boston, Northern Ireland, Connecticut, the Scottish Highlands, and upstate New York. With subtlety and wit, Susan Hubbard explores the tensions of our times.
Category: Fiction

While Wandering

Author : Duncan Minshull
ISBN : 9781448191925
Genre : Travel
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‘A book to start your heart and feet beating for the road’ The Times With its stories of strolling, poems about pavement-pounding and wonderings on wandering, this is the indispensable collection for the flâneur and the rambler – and everyone in between. Take a turn with Jane Austen, stride side by side with Colm Tóibín, let restless William Wordsworth lead you through brook and road before a detour with Stella Gibbons to the park.Whether mountaineering with Mark Twain or visiting Oxford Street with Julian Barnes – be sure to take this anthology with you on your ambulations. With a new foreword by Robert Macfarlane. Previously published with the title The Vintage Book of Walking
Category: Travel

The Essay Film

Author : Timothy Corrigan
ISBN : 9780199910564
Genre : Performing Arts
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Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agn?s Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued viewers who at the same time have struggled to categorize them. Sometimes described as personal documentaries or diary films, these eclectic works are, rather, best understood as cinematic variations on the essay. So argues Tim Corrigan in this stimulating and necessary new book. Since Michel de Montaigne, essays have been seen as a lively literary category, and yet--despite the work of pioneers like Chris Marker--seldom discussed as a cinematic tradition. The Essay Film, offering a thoughtful account of the long rapport between literature and film as well as novel interpretations and theoretical models, provides the ideas that will change this.
Category: Performing Arts

Mapping Cultures

Author : L. Roberts
ISBN : 9781137025050
Genre : Social Science
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An interdisciplinary collection exploring the practices and cultures of mapping in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It features contributions from scholars in critical cartography, social anthropology, film and cultural studies, literary studies, art and visual culture, marketing, museum studies, architecture, and popular music studies.
Category: Social Science

Artificial Cilia

Author : Jaap M. J. den Toonder
ISBN : 9781849735971
Genre : Science
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This book gives an overview of the research field of artificial cilia, a novel technology for controlling and sensing fluid flow at microscopic scales. This field is inspired by nature, namely by naturally occurring cilia which are tiny hairs covering biological cells and that are used already for over a billion years by nature to generate and sense fluid flow. The research field started less than a decade ago and has grown fast in recent years, since it offers very interesting options for flow control in lab-on-a-chip devices.
Category: Science