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The Photographer At Sixteen

Author : George Szirtes
ISBN : 9780857058522
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A truly remarkable book about identity, image and memory. It is fiercely compelling" EDMUND DE WAAL, author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and through a tumultuous period of European history - a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey. In July 1975, George Szirtes' mother, Magda, died in an ambulance, on her way to hospital after attempting to take her own life. She was fifty-one years old. This memoir is an attempt to make sense of what came before, to re-construct who Magda Szirtes really was. The Photographer at Sixteen moves from her death, spooling backwards through her years as a mother, through sickness and exile in England, the family's flight from Hungary in 1956, her time in two concentration camps, her girlhood as an ambitious photographer and her vanished family in Transylvania. The woman who emerges, fleetingly, fragmentarily - with her absolutism, her contradictions, her beauty - is utterly captivating. What were the terrors and obsessions that drove her? The Photographer at Sixteen reveals a life that is at Magda Szirtes from the depths of the end to the comparable safety of the photographer's studio where she first appears as a small child. It is a book born of curiosity, guilt and love.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

Author : Rosa Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781481702386
Genre : Reference
File Size : 82.30 MB
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Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, a practical guide to planning and celebrating a sweet sixteen, is a fun and practical book on how to plan and celebrate a Sweet Sixteen, teenage girls and their parents no longer have to go to a wedding planning book and then adjust it for a sweet sixteen party. In Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, party planner and events consultant Rosa Rodriguez tells you the secrets to throwing a fantastic birthday bash. Backed with her extensive experience in organizing events and her creativity, she shares an exciting and easy to follow guidebook that will let you and your guests have the time of your lives on your special day! From the conceptualizing stage to making the celebration unforgettable, this book will be your treasure trove of unique ideas and effective planning tips! And unlike wedding planning books it has wonderful whimsical pictures by Alana Lively which makes the book fun to look at while you are reading and learning.
Category: Reference

Sixteen Jesuses

Author : Daniel David Moses
ISBN : 1550965166
Genre : Poetry
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The poet's first offering in a decade, this collection is a rich exploration of loss and longing, celebrating art, culture, and two-spirited identity through poems that are rich in sound and sense.
Category: Poetry

The Photographer S Mind

Author : Michael Freeman
ISBN : 9781136089015
Genre : Photography
File Size : 64.80 MB
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The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder-it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film. In The Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international best-seller, The Photographer's Eye, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph. The nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised by new imagery and different interpretations, more so than in any other art form. The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and to explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. As you delve deeper into this subject, The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on avoiding cliché, the cyclical nature of fashion, style and mannerism, light, and even how to handle the unexpected. Michael Freeman is the author of the global bestseller, The Photographer's Eye. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs.
Category: Photography

The House With Sixteen Handmade Doors A Tale Of Architectural Choice And Craftsmanship

Author : Henry Petroski
ISBN : 9780393242041
Genre : Architecture
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A Duke University professor describes his quest to determine who built his 60-year-old house and how they did it, examining the details in the panels, walls and doors to paint a picture of the home's origins and evolution. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Architecture

The Photographer S Eye

Author : Michael Freeman
ISBN : 9781136103827
Genre : Photography
File Size : 33.64 MB
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Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs. Digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design - first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.
Category: Photography

Children Of A Vanished World

Author : Roman Vishniac
ISBN : 0520221877
Genre : History
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Poems and songs in Yiddish and English accompany a collection of photographs depicting Eastern European Jewish village life during the 1930s
Category: History


Author : Boyd Norton
ISBN : 1555915930
Genre : Nature
File Size : 46.10 MB
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Vibrant and compelling, Boyd Norton's photographs will transport you to the Serengeti.
Category: Nature

The Virgin Of Guadalupe

Author : John Annerino
ISBN : 9781423624714
Genre : Art
File Size : 78.33 MB
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The Virgin of Guadalupe is a brilliant art book that celebrates a popular cultural icon, a venerable symbol of compassion, hope, and humility—and one of the most popular pieces of ancient art ever created. Featuring color photographs, bilingual English and Spanish captions, and an evocative essay, the book includes lyrical quotes from Aztec legends, miraculous apparitions, storied histories, and colorful folklore.
Category: Art