Sleeping by the Mississippi


Author: N.A
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 120
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Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Alec Soths Sleeping by the Mississippi captures Americas iconic yet oft-neglected third coast. Soths richly descriptive, large format color photographs describe an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, his book elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing and reverie. In the books forty-six ruthlessly edited pictures, writes Anne Wilkes Tucker, Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime, learning, art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex The coherence of the project places Soths book exactly within the tradition of Walker Evans American Photographs and Robert Franks The Americans. Like Franks classic book, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with a poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust. This is the third print run and third new cover of a book which has become one of the most highly collected and widely acclaimed photo-books of recent times.

Sleeping by the Mississippi


Author: Alec Soth,Patricia Hampl,Anne Tucker
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN: 9783865210074
Category: Photography
Page: 120
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Essays by Anne Wilkes Tucker and Patricia Hampl.

Niagara


Author: Alec Soth,Philip Brookman,Richard Ford
Publisher: Steidl Dap
ISBN: 9783865212337
Category: Photography
Page: 94
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Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Alec Soth's "Sleeping by the Mississippi captures America's iconic yet oft-neglected "third coast." Soth's richly descriptive, large-format color photographs present an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, "Sleeping by the Mississippi elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing, and reverie." In the book's 46 ruthlessly edited pictures, "writes Anne Wilkes Tucker, "Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime learning art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex." Like Robert Frank's classic "The Americans, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with a poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust.

Broken Manual


Author: Alec Soth
Publisher: Steidl Dap
ISBN: 9783869301990
Category: Altered books
Page: 68
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Created over four years (2006-2010), Alec Soth's newest book represents a significant departure from his three previous Steidl publications. Entitled Broken Manual, Soth investigates the places in which people retreat to escape civilization. Soth photographs monks, survivalists, hermits and runaways, but this isn't a conventional documentary book on life "off the grid." Instead, working with the writer Lester B. Morrison, the authors have created an underground instruction manual for those looking to escape their lives.

The Americans


Author: Robert Frank
Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 179
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Previously published in 1959, Frank's most famous and influential photography book contained a series of deceptively simple photos that he took on a trip through America in 1955 and 1956. These pictures of everyday people still speak to us today, 40 years and several generations later.

Ping Pong Conversations

Alec Soth with Francesco Zanot
Author: Francesco Zanot
Publisher: Contrasto Due
ISBN: 9788869654091
Category: Art
Page: 179
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A long, friendly conversation between the American artist Alec Soth and the Italian curator and critic Francesco Zanot. Analyzing his most famous photographs as well as others that have nev - er been published or are virtually unknown, Soth reflects upon his career as a photographer. Each picture gives rise to a chapter of its own, an original thought or reflection. Soths images are shuffled together here to form new sequences: tracing the threads of memories, addressing cul - tural issues and references, and thus creating unforeseen and unforesee - able connections. Storytelling, use of colour and black and white, staged and candid approaches and personal issues are just some of the topics discussed in the book, resulting in a combination of images and words that constitutes a deep analysis of Soths work as well as a manual on the reading of photography itself.

PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success
Author: Gloria Cordes Larson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119402484
Category: Education
Page: 288
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How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.

M Is For Magnolia

A Mississippi Alphabet Book
Author: Michael Shoulders
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1585366293
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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From Mississippi's hills in the north to its southern shores, M is for Magnolia: A Mississippi Alphabet educates as it entertains with its fascinating state facts. From bottlenose dolphin near the shore to Grenada Lake for fishing and more; gaze at Longwood, the home frozen in time and finally board the Mississippi Queen for a memorable trip down "Old Man River." Presented in a two-tier format with simple poems for young readers and expository text for older students Magnolia is a delightful trip through this fascinating southern state richly detailed with bright illustrations.

Art Can Help

New and Selected Essays
Author: Robert Adams
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300229240
Category: Art
Page: 92
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A collection of inspiring essays by the photographer Robert Adams, who advocates the meaningfulness of art in a disillusioned society In Art Can Help, the internationally acclaimed American photographer Robert Adams offers over two dozen meditations on the purpose of art and the responsibility of the artist. In particular, Adams advocates art that evokes beauty without irony or sentimentality, art that "encourages us to gratitude and engagement, and is of both personal and civic consequence." Following an introduction, the book begins with two short essays on the works of the American painter Edward Hopper, an artist venerated by Adams. The rest of this compilation contains texts--more than half of which have never before been published--that contemplate one or two works by an individual artist. The pictures discussed are by noted photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Emmet Gowin, Dorothea Lange, Abelardo Morell, Edward Ranney, Judith Joy Ross, John Szarkowski, and Garry Winogrand. Several essays summon the words of literary figures, including Virginia Woolf and Czeslaw Milosz. Adams's voice is at once intimate and accessible, and is imbued with the accumulated wisdom of a long career devoted to making and viewing art. This eloquent and moving book champions art that fights against disillusionment and despair.

Memories of myself

essays
Author: Danny Lyon
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 207
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Lyon pioneered the style of photographic ?New Journalism? when he rebelled against Life-magazine-style photographs, and instead immersed himself in the lives of his subjects and paving the way for a future generation of photographers. The work collected here, much of it considered too controversial for publication at the time of its creation, ranges from sensual, richly coloured images of Colombian brothels and black-and-white portraits of boys in 1965 Chicago, to some of his best-known projects such as The Bikeriders story and recent work made in Cuba.

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062474243
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
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“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

Raised by wolves


Author: Jim Goldberg,Philip Brookman,Corcoran Gallery of Art,Museum für Gestaltung Zürich,Addison Gallery of American Art
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 315
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House of Coates


Author: Brad Zellar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781566893701
Category: Fiction
Page: 140
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The life and photographs of Lester B. Morrison, legendary recluse. Can a man living in the shadows find redemption?

Old Glory


Author: Jonathan Raban
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330292290
Category: Africa
Page: 527
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'A stunning success...Raban takes us floating through the heart of America...more successful than 99% of the books about America since De Tocqueville's Democracy in America' New York Times 'Mr Raban has a keen ear, but, for the river itself, he has to evince not only a keen eye but a capacity to use a painter's palette. He gives us the strong brown god in all its rage, sullenness and beauty' Anthony Burgess, Observer 'This is a fascinating and enchanting book. It is never dull, and yet there are facts aplenty to be picked up on the way. I enjoyed every mile of the journey' Evening Standard

Earthlings


Author: Richard Kalvar
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 88
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Richard Kalvar, a member of the elite club of Magnum photographers, has an exceptional eye and a talent for catching moments when societal behavior becomes humorous or shifts into the absurd. His compelling duotone photographs document the human condition. Kalvar seeks to emphasize the unusual, and his penetrating lens reveals a unique brand of humanity. He explores everyday life but with an altogether fresh perspective, at times funnier or darker. This collector's monograph was produced in conjunction with the artist from photographic "evidence" compiled on his travels from Rome to Paris, New York to Varsovie, and San Francisco to Tokyo.This is the first monograph published on Kalvar, one of the world's most important post war photographers.

American Prospects


Author: Joel Sternfeld,Kerry Brougher,Andy Grundberg,Anne Tucker
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN: 9783882439151
Category: Photography
Page: 136
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This is the definitive edition of Joel Sternfelds seminal American Prospects made from new printing plates and technology that did not exist at the time of the 2003 Steidl edition. The book is otherwise unchanged, except for the addition of one new image. The subjects of American Prospects include a fireman picking out a pumpkin at a farm stand while a classic American house burns in the background, a lone basketball hoop in a vast Southwestern desert reminiscent of the Creation, and whales beached in Oregon seemingly symbolic of ecological failure to come. These and other narrative pictures, helped open the gates for a new type of photography now practised by Gregory Crewdson, Rineke Dijkstra, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Jeff Wall, among many others By corrupting the purity of photography, Sternfeld played a pivotal role in moving the medium forward. (Kerry Brougher, Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.) A major figure in the photography world, Joel Sternfeld was born in New York City in 1944. He has received numerous awards including two Guggenheim fellowships, a Prix de Rome and the Citibank Photography Award. Sternfelds books published by Steidl include American Prospects (2003), Sweet Earth (2006), Oxbow Archive (2008), First Pictures (2011) and On This Site (2012).

Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique


Author: N.A
Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN: 9782365111171
Category: Art
Page: 208
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The haunting story of Sophie Calle’s mother, told through diary excerpts and family photographs “She was called successively Rachel, Monique, Szyndler, Calle, Pagliero, Gonthier, Sindler,” reads the first lines of Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique, embroidered on the cover. “My mother liked people to talk about her. Her life did not appear in my work, and that annoyed her. When I set up my camera at the bottom of the bed in which she lay dying—fearing that she would pass away in my absence, whereas I wanted to be present and hear her last words—she exclaimed, ‘Finally.’” Sophie Calle: Rachel Moniquetells the story of Monique Szyndler, Sophie Calle’s mother who died in 2007, through diary excerpts and photographs selected by the artist from family albums. Described as “haunting” and “a mystery novel that tirelessly searches for a missing person,” the Rachel Moniqueproject honors a daughter’s complicated relationship with her mother and the artist’s deeply felt grief. This volume, presenting Calle’s installation of Rachel Moniqueat the Palais de Tokyo, was designed in close collaboration with the artist. The cover text is embroidered to create a precious object, and all of the texts relating to the installation are beautifully embossed. Sophie Calle: Rachel Moniqueis a highly personal and moving book, intimate and universal in its expressions of mourning and memory.