Corn Palaces and Butter Queens

A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture
Author: Pamela Hemenway Simpson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816676194
Category: Architecture
Page: 248
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A celebration of corn palaces, crop art, and butter sculpture from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South ..

Author: Broadus Mitchell
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378240328
Category: History
Page: 562
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The Cigarette Century

The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America
Author: Allan Brandt
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786721901
Category: History
Page: 640
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From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives—and deaths.


A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113587316X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 640
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No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth

Handbook of Print Media

Technologies and Production Methods
Author: Helmut Kipphan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540299009
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1207
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Printers nowadays are having to learn new technologies if they are to remain competitive. This innovative, practical manual is specifically designed to cater to these training demands. Written by an expert in the field, the Handbook is unique in covering the entire spectrum of modern print media production. Despite its comprehensive treatment, it remains an easy-to-use, single-volume reference, with all the information clearly structured and readily retrievable. The author covers both traditional as well as computer-aided technologies in all stages of production, as well as electronic media and multimedia. He also deals with training, research, strategies and trends, showing readers how to implement the latest methods. With 1,200 pages, containing 1,500 illustrations - over half in colour - the Handbook conveys the current state of technology together with its specific terminology. The accompanying CD-ROM includes the entire manual in fully searchable form, plus additional software tools. Invaluable information for both beginners and "old hands" in printing works, publishing houses, trade associations, the graphics industry, and their suppliers.

MoMA Highlights

350 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 0870708465
Category: Art
Page: 380
View: 1994

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This new edition of MoMA Highlights is a fresh consideration of the Museum’s superlative collection of modern and contemporary art. It presents a rich chronological overview of the most significant artworks from each of MoMA's curatorial departments—painting and sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books, photography, architecture and design, film, and media and performance art—with each work represented by a vibrant image and a short informative text. This redesigned volume features 115 new works since the previous edition, many of them recent acquisitions, ranging from typefaces to sculptures to conceptual performances that reflect the Museum’s ongoing dedication to the art of our time. MoMA Highlights is an indispensable resource for exploring one of the premier art collections in the world.

The Failure of the New Economics

An Analysis of the Keynesian Fallacies
Author: Henry Hazlitt
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610164504
Category: Economics
Page: 458
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The distinguished economic journalist refutes the theorems found in Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money and cites briefly the contradictions and dangers of his national income approach.

Mexico at the World's Fairs

Crafting a Modern Nation
Author: Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520202672
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 373
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"Cosmopolitan approach frames the issue within a more international setting than is common in works about a single Latin American country. Recommended"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Bauhaus 1919-1933

Workshops for Modernity
Author: Barry Bergdoll,Leah Dickerman
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870707582
Category: Art
Page: 344
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The Bauhaus, the school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, brought together artists, architects and designers in an extraordinary conversation about modern art. Bauhaus 19191933, published to accompany a major multimedia exhibition at MoMA, is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject by MoMA since 1938 and offers a new generational perspective on the 20th centurys most influential experiment in artistic education. It brings together works in a broad range of mediums, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and costume design, and painting and sculpture many of which have rarely if ever been seen outside of Germany. Featuring about 400 colour plates and a rich range of documentary images, this publication includes two overarching images by the exhibitions curators, Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, concise interpretive essays on key objects by over twenty leading scholars, and an illustrated, narrative chronology.

The Global Industrial Complex

Systems of Domination
Author: Steven Best
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739136984
Category: Political Science
Page: 315
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The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination, is a groundbreaking collection of essays by leading scholars from wide scholarly and activist backgrounds who examine the entangled array of contemporary industrial complexes—what the editors refer to as "the power complex"—that was first analyzed by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic work,The Power Elite.

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131629
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

Primitive Capital Accumulation in the Sudan

Author: Abbas Abdelkarim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113577904X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 197
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The Encyclopedia of Early American Sewing Machines

Identification & Values
Author: Carter Bays
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781574324167
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 400
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Collectors are bound to love The Encyclopedia of Early American Sewing Machines, Second Edition. The first edition of this book, self-published by author Carter Bays in 1993, sold more than 3,000 copies, and he has totally revamped it for this printing. American sewing machines from 1850 through 1920 are featured in more than 450 large, detailed photographs, half of them in color, and current collector values are estimated. The book traces the history and development of the sewing machine industry from 1800 to after 1900. Almost all known U.S. manufacturers of sewing machines up to 1875 (and several beyond) are highlighted: Singer, Wheeler & Wilson, Shaw & Clark, Weed, Howe, and Holly, to name just a few. Do you own your great aunt's antique treadle sewing machine? This book will identify and give the history of the manufacturer. Specific information is provided on restoring antique sewing machines, and toy sewing machines are also given coverage. This title is sure to become the standard reference for early American sewing machines. 2005 values.

English Book Collectors

Author: William Younger Fletcher,Walter Stanley Graves
Publisher: N.A
Category: Book collectors
Page: 448
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