Portraits


Author: Georg Christian Ehrhard Westphal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Character
Page: N.A
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The Art of the Portrait

Masterpieces of European Portrait-painting, 1420-1670
Author: Norbert Schneider
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822819951
Category: Portrait painters
Page: 180
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Portraits

Biographical Representation in the Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire
Author: Mark Edwards,Simon Swain
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198149378
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 267
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This collection of essays illustrates the growth of interest in the representation of individuals, which resulted from the changed environment within which Greek and Latin authors worked in late antiquity. The writings studied are not confined to biographies in the formal sense, since the aim of the collection is to show how the gamut of literary genres was modified by the presence of a new biographical ingredient. Simon Swain's general survey of the biographical elements in late antique writing is followed by studies of Aulus Gellius, Dio Cassius, Jewish Martyrs, Simon Magus, Constantine, and Daniel the Stylite. The subjects all fall within the period of the Roman empire, and illustrate the importance of individual personality in literature for an age in which few individuals could hope to achieve political significance. Mark Edward's epilogue discusses the possibility of a distinction between `biography' and 'the biographical' in ancient literature.

Portraits, Bk 1: Book & CD


Author: Noah Baerman
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9781929395446
Category: Music
Page: 48
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The Portraits series fills one of the longtime gaps in student-level piano repertoire by presenting colorful, fun-to-play pieces in jazz, blues, rock and other popular styles. Portraits invites you on a guided tour through the music of various artists in these styles, exploring what gives each artist his or her own special sound, while the progressively arranged original pieces allow you to try out these styles on your own. Each piece is accompanied by a biography and photo of the artist who inspired it, listening suggestions and specially tailored preparatory exercises. While the Portraits books are recommended for students age 12 and older, younger musicians will certainly enjoy playing the pieces under the guidance of a teacher. A CD that demonstrates all the examples and allows you to play along (with solo keyboard or full band) is also available. The Portraits series is designed to complement all popular piano methods, including adult methods.

Camera Craft: Portraits


Author: William Cheung
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9782884790093
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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A good portrait is a treasure that captures and conveys a person's spirit. It can be candid-snapped on an impulse in one hundredth of a second-or the result of a complex setup and a full day's work. The picture can show the full face or focus on an eye, expressive hands, engaging smile, or out-of-focus turn of the head. And, what's particularly wonderful for photographers, even the simplest camera can do the trick. See what's possible in a series of remarkable portraits--both artistic and commercial--all with short texts on their composition, hints on using color, and tips on techniques that help you take an unforgettable photo. Arrange flattering and mood-enhancing lighting, discover new ways of making your subject feel comfortable, and know how to be prepared for the sudden, fabulous moment that might never come again. It's an unequalled education in portraiture!

Portraits and Persons


Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199234981
Category: Art
Page: 357
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`A boundary-breaking book, mobilizing art for philosophical purposes with exciting and enlightening results.' Ivan Gaskell, Harvard University --

Portraits in Silicon


Author: Robert Slater
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262691314
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 374
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Tells the stories of inventors, computer scientists, mathematicians, businessmen, and programmers who have contributed to the computer revolution

Stories and Portraits of the Self


Author: Helena Carvalhão Buescu
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042023287
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 332
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In contemporary societies privatization has long ceased to be just an economic concept; rather, it must increasingly be made to refer to the ongoing shrinking of the public space under the impact of the representation of individual lives and images, which cuts across all discourses, genres and media to become one of the primary means of production of culture. This volume is intended to cover such an historical, social and intellectual ground, where self-representation comes to the fore. Targeting mostly an academic readership but certainly also of interest to the general educated public, it collects a wide range of essays dealing with diverse modes of life writing and portraying from a variety of perspectives and focusing on different historical periods and media. It thus offers itself as a major contribution to a better understanding of the world we live in: its past legacy and present configuration.ContentsIntroduction: Signposts of the Self in Modernity Part I. The Representational Dilemma Christopher PRENDERGAST: The Self as a Work of Art: Proust's ScepticismPaulo DE MEDEIROS: (Re-)Constructing, (Re-)Membering Postcolonial Selves Aleksandra PODSIADLIK: `Doing Identity? in Fiction: Identity Construction as a Dialogue between Individuals and Cultural Narratives Clara ROWLAND: Self-Representation and Temporality: `Parabasis? in Guimar'es Rosa's Grande Sert'o: Veredas Daniel ROVERS: New Man: Marie Kessels? Inner Portrait of a Writing Self Gaston FRANSSEN: Good Intentions, Ethical Commitment, and Impersonal Poetry:The Work of Gerrit Kouwenaar Jan RUPP: `For-Getting? Plural Selves: Narrative and Identity in Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore Lars BERNAERTS: The Straitjacket of Normality. The Interaction with the Psychiatrist in Maurits Dekker's Waarom ik niet krankzinnig benLars DALUM GRANILD: The Self's Struggle for Recognition: August Strindberg and the Other Marinela FREITAS: Unshaded Shadows: Performances of Gender in Emily Dickinson and Luiza Neto Jorge Part II. Signalling Identity Peter BROOKS: The Identity Paradigm Roland GREENE: The Global I Davy VAN OERS: Staining the Past with Ink in Lorenzo Da Ponte's Memorie (1830): The Fallacies of Autobiographical `Writing? Eli PARK SORENSEN: Between Autobiography and Fiction: Narrating the Self in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Vivir para contarla Mirjam TRUWANT: The Passion of Lena Christ: From Fictionalized Autobiography to Biographical Novel Ricardo GIL SOEIRO: Dreams in the Mirror: George Steiner by George Steiner Part III. Images of the Self Across the Arts Timothy MATHEWS: Reading W. G. Sebald with Alberto Giacometti Paula MOR?O: The Impossible Self-Portrait Anna Viola SBORGI: Between Literature and the Visual Arts: Portraits of the Self in William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and Fernando Pessoa Jakob STOUGAARD-NIELSEN: Photography and Shadow-Writing: Henry James's Revisions of the Self in the New York Edition Patrick VAN ROSSEM: Consumed by the Audience. Inhibition, Fear, and Anxiety in the Oeuvre of Bruce Nauman Anke BROUWERS: There Was Something about Mary: Mary Pickford's Perfect `Little American? Verena-Susanna NUNGESSER: Paint it Red: Death Artistry as a Portrait of the Self

Portraits of 'the Whiteman'

Linguistic Play and Cultural Symbols Among the Western Apache
Author: Keith H. Basso
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521295932
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 120
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'The Whiteman' is one of the most powerful and pervasive symbols in contemporary American Indian cultures. Portraits of 'the Whiteman': linguistic play and cultural symbols among the Western Apache investigates a complex form of joking in which Apaches stage carefully crafted imitations of Anglo-Americans and, by means of these characterizations, give audible voice and visible substance to their conceptions of this most pressing of social 'problems'. Keith Basso's essay, based on linguistic and ethnographic materials collected in Cibecue, a Western Apache community, provides interpretations of selected joking encounters to demonstrate how Apaches go about making sense of the behaviour of Anglo-Americans. This study draws on theory in symbolic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and the dramaturgical model of human communication developed by Erving Goffman. Although the assumptions and premises that shape these areas of inquiry are held by some to be quite disparate, this analysis shows them to be fully compatible and mutually complementary.

Portraits


Author: Gerhard Roth
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104018200
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 320
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Mehr als dreißig Jahre lang hat Gerhard Roth neben seiner Arbeit als Romancier Menschen porträtiert, die zu den größten und bemerkenswertesten ihres Faches gehören. Viele dieser aus intensiven Begegnungen entstandenen Porträts widmen sich bedeutenden Autoren wie Elias Canetti, Max Frisch oder Thomas Bernhard, andere beschäftigen sich mit außergewöhnlichen künstlerischen Außenseitern wie August Walla, Bruno Gironcoli und Franz Gsellmann. Darüber hinaus spannt sich der Bogen weit: vom Bombenleger und mehrfachen Mörder Franz Fuchs bis zum Fußballtrainer Ivan Osim, vom »Zirkuskünstler« André Heller bis zum legendären österreichischen Bundeskanzler Bruno Kreisky. Vincent van Gogh: Geheimnisse und Wahrheiten – Max Frisch: Fuchsjagd an den Ufern des Zürichsees – Elias Canetti: Im Spiegelkabinett der zweitausend Masken – Thomas Bernhard: Der lebendige Tote – Bruno Kreisky: Ein österreichisches Schauspiel – Simon Wiesenthal: Der Ingenieur der Erinnerung – Franz Fuchs: Das Bombenhirn – Franz Gsellmann: Die Weltmaschine am Ende der Welt – August Walla: Die Welt im Zimmer – Bruno Gironcoli: Der Künstler als Regent des Chaos – Günter Brus: Eine abenteuerliche Reise durchs Gehirn – Ivan Osim: Der schweigende Merlin des Fußballsports – André Heller: Ein Circustraum – Tennessee Williams: Der Schlangenbeschwörer – Eugène Ionesco: »Ich habe alle meine Fässer geleert« – Abschied von Wolfgang Bauer

Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora


Author: Evelyn Byrd Harrison
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616055
Category: Art
Page: 32
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Although the famous bronze statues seen by the Roman tourist Pausanias have been melted down, the Agora preserves a number of fine portraits in stone. While a few of these are named, most of the portraits in this booklet represent ordinary men and women; priests, athletes, and officials. Referring to over 40 black and white photos, the author discusses hairstyles, clothing and facial expressions to shed light on the individuals depicted.

Angus McBean

Portraits
Author: Terence Pepper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 172
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Cecil Beaton called him the best photographer in Britain; Lord Snowdon declared him a genius. It is no exaggeration to say that Angus McBean revolutionized portraiture in the 1930s, or that he immortalized the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, and Elizabeth Taylor. Blending wit, drama, and fantasy with the consummate skill of a master photographer, McBean was the most prominent theater photographer of his generation and, along with Beaton, the last of the British avant-garde studio photographers. For the first time since his death in 1990, McBean's photographs of stars such as Vivien Leigh, Peggy Ashcroft, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, and Audrey Hepburn and his rarely seen color prints from the 1960s of the Beatles, Maria Callas, and Shirley Bassey are brought together in this fascinating book. Terence Pepper's intriguing account of McBean's life and work includes extracts from the photographer's unpublished autobiography. Terence Pepper is curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery in London. He is the author of The Man Who Shot Garbo: The Photographs of Clarence Sinclair Bull, High Society: Photographs 1897-1914, and monographs on Lewis Morley and Dorothy Wilding.

PRIVATE PORTRAITS


Author: N.A
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3844291962
Category: Photography
Page: 148
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Schwarz/weiß und farbige Aktfotografie mit Texten der Modele zu Schönheit und Ausstrahlung

Triestiner Portraits

Menschen zwischen Karst und Levante
Author: Günther Schatzdorfer
Publisher: Styriabooks
ISBN: 3990400827
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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„Wie bin ich eigentlich nach Triest gekommen? Eigentlich war ich schon immer dort“, sinniert der Autor über seine Zweitheimat. 30 Jahre lang hat er Duino, Triest und die Welt zwischen Levante und Karst zu seinem Lebensmittelpunkt gemacht. Günther Schatzdorfer erzählt die Geschichten einiger Menschen dieser Gegend, deren Herkunft und Schicksal unterschiedlicher nicht sein können. Und portraitiert damit die widersprüchliche und zerrissene Gesellschaft des Küstenlandes. Der Fischer, die Partisanin, der Literaturprofessor, der Schriftsteller, der Pfarrer, der Rabbiner, die Wirtin, der Anwalt, der Schmuggler, der Architekt und der Bürgermeister: sie alle haben ihn die Mentalitäten des Küstenlandes gelehrt. Und sind oft zu Freunden und jahrelangen Weggefährten geworden. So unüberbrückbar die Abgründe zwischen Vergangenheit und Zukunft, die das Schicksal der Menschen prägen auch sind, der kleinste gemeinsame Nenner ist und bleibt das Essen und Trinken wie auch die Feste, bei denen alle zusammenkommen. Günther Schatzdorfers neues Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an Triest. Nachdenklich, ironisch und voll warmherziger Erinnerungen beschreibt er eine Region und ihre Bewohner, die zu einem Teil seiner Identität geworden sind.