THE FIGHT FOR BEAUTY

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The Fight For Beauty

Author : Fiona Reynolds
ISBN : 9781780748764
Genre : Nature
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We are using the resources of this planet as if we had three to depend on, not one. The threat of climate change looms large, yet our vision for the future remains based on materialism rather than values. While our politicians compete for economic credibility, there is no one with any power or influence who is showing us a different path. Conservationist and campaigner Dame Fiona Reynolds makes the case for the power of beauty and how it can lead us towards solutions to present crises. She demonstrates the irresistible way in which it forces its way into our decisions and debates. A stirring polemic, The Fight for Beauty warns of the dark future ahead but also demonstrates that this isn’t inevitable – an alternative future is within our reach, if there is a will and a want to work hard enough to achieve it.
Category: Nature

Dying To Be Beautiful

Author : Gwen Kay
ISBN : 9780814209905
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Tells the story of how cosmetics came to be regulated in early 20th century America. Examines the cosmetics industry in light of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act.
Category: Health & Fitness

Pretty

Author : Rosalind Galt
ISBN : 9780231153478
Genre : Performing Arts
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Film culture often rejects visually rich images, treating simplicity, austerity, or even ugliness as the more provocative, political, and truly cinematic choice. Cinema may challenge traditional ideas of art, but its opposition to the decorative represents a long-standing Western aesthetic bias against feminine cosmetics, Oriental effeminacy, and primitive ornament. Inheriting this patriarchal, colonial perspective--which treats decorative style as foreign or sexually perverse--filmmakers, critics, and theorists have often denigrated colorful, picturesque, and richly patterned visions in cinema. Condemning the exclusion of the "pretty" from masculine film culture, Rosalind Galt reevaluates received ideas about the decorative impulse from early film criticism to classical and postclassical film theory. The pretty embodies lush visuality, dense mise-en-scène, painterly framing, and arabesque camera movements-styles increasingly central to world cinema. From European art cinema to the films of Wong Kar-wai and Santosh Sivan, from the experimental films of Derek Jarman to the popular pleasures of Moulin Rouge!, the pretty is a vital element of contemporary cinema, communicating distinct sexual and political identities. Inverting the logic of anti-pretty thought, Galt firmly establishes the decorative image as a queer aesthetic, uniquely able to figure cinema's perverse pleasures and cross-cultural encounters. Creating her own critical tapestry from perspectives in art theory, film theory, and philosophy, Galt reclaims prettiness as a radically transgressive style, shimmering with threads of political agency.
Category: Performing Arts

Lady Bird

Author : Jan Jarboe Russell
ISBN : 9781501106996
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A revealing biography of Lady Bird Johnson with startling new insights into her marriage to Lyndon Baines Johnson and her unexpectedly strong impact on his presidency. Long obscured by her husband's shadow, Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson emerges in this first comprehensive biography as a figure of surprising influence and the centering force for LBJ, a man who suffered from extreme mood swings and desperately needed someone to help control his darker impulses. Expertly researched and written, Lady Bird draws from rare conversations with the former First Lady and from interviews with key members of Johnson's inner circle of friends, family, and advisers. With chapters such as "Motherless Child," "A Ten-Week Affair," and "LBJ's Midlife Crisis," Lady Bird sheds new light on Mrs. Johnson's childhood, on her amazing acumen as a businesswoman, and on the central role she played in her husband's life and political career. A vital link to the Kennedys during LBJ's uneasy tenure as vice president and a voice of conscience on civil rights, Lady Bird is portrayed here as a political force, strikingly different from the somewhat minor figure depicted in previous works on LBJ. Especially fascinating today, in light of the enormous attention now focused on the private lives of our leaders, are the personal details about her marriage to a man whose extramarital affairs were widely discussed. In this intimate portrait, Russell shows us the private Lady Bird -- not only a passionate conservationist but a remarkable woman who greatly influenced her husband, his administration, and the country.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Digging For Beauty

Author : Charles P. Frank
ISBN : 9781491724767
Genre : Fiction
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Digging for Beauty continues the journey of private investigators Mac and Maggie Mason. Mystery meets romance meets distress meets death. No day is “business as usual” for this stalwart couple! Come along as Mac and Maggie face new threats in their battle with her cancer. Come along as Mac and Maggie try out their unpracticed skills as grandparents. Come along as Mac and Maggie get swept up in drama of missing persons. Come along as Mac and Maggie find their friendships tested. Come along as Mac and Maggie struggle with evil that looks good and good that looks evil. Come along as Mac and Maggie face danger, disappointment, and death. It’s not too late to meet Mac and Maggie Mason. Who knows---you might even meet yourself in the perplexing happenings in Digging for Beauty!
Category: Fiction

Beauty And Business

Author : Philip Scranton
ISBN : 041592667X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Leading historians explore how our ideas of what is attractive are influenced by a broad range of social and economic factors. They force us to reckon with the ways that beauty has been made, bought and sold in modern America.
Category: Business & Economics

The Search For Beauty In Islam

Author : Khaled Abou El Fadl
ISBN : 9780742550933
Genre : Religion
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In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam and the West. Through a 'conference of the books, ' an imagined conference of Muslim intellects from centuries past, Abou El Fadl examines the ugliness that has come to plague Muslim realities and attempts to reclaim what he maintains is a core moral value in Islam-the value of beauty. Abou El Fadl argues that the rekindling of the forgotten value of beauty is essential for Muslims today to take back what has been lost to the fundamentalist forces that have denigrated their religion
Category: Religion