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ISBN : UOM:39015049090825
Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Category: American literature

Towards A Public Space

Author : Marta Sequeira
ISBN : 9781317009245
Genre : Architecture
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Le Corbusier is well-known for his architectural accomplishments, which have been extensively discussed in literature. Towards a Public Space instead offers a unique analysis of Le Corbusier’s contributions to urban planning. The public spaces in Le Corbusier’s plans are usually considered to break with the past and to have nothing whatsoever in common with the public spaces created before modernism. This view is fostered by both the innovative character of his proposals and by the proliferation in his manifestos of watchwords that mask any evocation of the past, like l’esprit nouveau ("new spirit") and l’architecture de demain ("architecture of tomorrow"). However, if we manage to rid ourselves of certain preconceived ideas, which underpin a somewhat less-than-objective idea of modernity, we find that Le Corbusier's public spaces not only didn't break with the historical past in any abrupt way but actually testified to the continuity of human creation over time. Aimed at academics and students in architecture, architectural history and urban planning, this book fills a gap in the systematic analysis of Le Corbusier’s city scale plans and, specifically, Corbusian public spaces following the Second World War.
Category: Architecture

Panor Micas Urbanas

Author : Gorostiza López, Jorge
ISBN : 9788491165507
Genre : Photography
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El cine nació cuando las ciudades comenzaron a transformarse en los complejos y problemáticos lugares que habitamos hoy en día. Las poblaciones desde entonces fueron el lugar donde se desarrollaron los argumentos de las películas, y llegaron a tener en algunos casos un papel tan crucial como el de los protagonistas de carne y hueso. En este libro se recorre desde el optimismo vivido en los años veinte del siglo pasado, con la aparición de nuevas edificaciones como los rascacielos, que transformaron las grandes ciudades, hasta las fascinantes metrópolis actuales de países con economías en expansión, que al mismo tiempo continúan sufriendo problemas de marginalidad y delincuencia. Las 50 películas seleccionadas son primordiales para poder estudiar, y al mismo tiempo entender y llegar a conocer, cómo ha sido esa evolución de la ciudad hasta la actualidad, así como para constatar la influencia de la imagen en movimiento en esas poblaciones.
Category: Photography

Riccardo Freda

Author : Roberto Curti
ISBN : 9781476628387
Genre : Performing Arts
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In an eclectic career spanning four decades, Italian director Riccardo Freda (1909–1999) produced films of remarkable technical skill and powerful visual style, including the swashbuckler Black Eagle (1946), an adaptation of Les Miserables (1947), the peplum Theodora, Slave Empress (1954) and a number of cult-favorite Gothic and horror films such as I Vampiri (1957), The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) and The Ghost (1963). Freda was first championed in the 1960s by French critics who labeled him “the European Raoul Walsh,” and enjoyed growing critical esteem over the years. This book covers his life and career for the first time in English, with detailed analyses of his films and exclusive interviews with his collaborators and family.
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The Nosferatu Story

Author : Rolf Giesen
ISBN : 9781476672984
Genre : History
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Director F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, made in 1921, right after the devastating Spanish Flu pandemic, has become the ultimate cult classic among horror film buffs around the world. For years there was much speculation about the production background, the filmmakers, and their star, the German actor Max Schreck. This book tells the complete story drawing on rare sources. This book tells the complete story, drawing on rare sources. The trail leads to a group of occultists with a plan to establish a leading film company that would produce a momentous series of horror movies. Along the way, the author touches upon other classic German fantasy silents, such as The Golem, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Metropolis.
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International Film Prizes

Author : Tad Bentley Hammer
ISBN : UOM:39015021870129
Genre : Performing Arts
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Author : Phil Hardy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132842662
Genre : Performing Arts
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Italian Horror Film Directors

Author : Louis Paul
ISBN : 9780786487493
Genre : Performing Arts
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There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda’s I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others associated with the genre. The directors discussed in detail are Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi, Bruno Mattei, and Michele Soavi. Each chapter includes a biography, a detailed career account, discussion of influences both literary and cinematic, commentary on the films, with plots and production details, and an exhaustive filmography. A second section contains short discussions and selected filmographies of other important horror directors. The work concludes with a chapter on the future of Italian horror and an appendix of important horror films by directors other than the 50 profiled. Stills, posters, and behind-the-scenes shots illustrate the book.
Category: Performing Arts

The Overlook Film Encyclopedia

Author : Phil Hardy
ISBN : UCSD:31822023748940
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since the initial publication of the first three groundbreaking volumes -- Horror, Science Fiction, and The Western -- The Overlook Film Encyclopedia series has been deemed the most authoritative, stylish, and compulsively readable film reference series ever. In The Gangster Film, series editor Phil Hardy has created yet again a landmark in film reference. Included in this lavish volume are critical entries on more than 1,500 gangster films, complete with plot synapses and credits, and 650 black and white photographs to capture the look of this exciting genre. Arranged chronologically, The Gangster Film offers deliciously opinionated and detailed descriptions, statistical information, credits and trivia from early classics such as Public Enemy, Key Largo, Dragnet, and On the Waterfront to contemporary blockbusters such as The Grifters, Chinatown, The Godfather, and Pulp Fiction. Essential, authoritative, and entertaining, The Gangster Film is the guide for serious students of film, film buffs, and home viewers.
Category: Performing Arts