Wise Women

A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty
Author: Joyce Tenneson
Publisher: Bulfinch
ISBN: 9780821228012
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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In ancient times older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom: today there is a feeling that our culture is reawakening to the power of our elders. Joyce Tenneson presents 80 portraits of women aged 65 to 100, who comment on their experiences of ageing.

Vectors of Desire

Terry Rodgers' Vision of the American Millennial Moment
Author: Jim Zimmerman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595328849
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Desire, in all of its complexity and excess, defined the American millennial moment. On the surface, to listen to the present political cacophony, things have changed, but not in the way people actually think and behave in private life. Though terror and trauma are said to have gained the upper hand, desire continues to provide the propulsive force of the culture. But how do you paint desire? How do you capture its richness, power, and meaning? This monograph addresses those questions in the process of considering more than fifty major oil paintings made by the American realist Terry Rodgers between 1990 and 2005. Because most of these spectacular paintings are in the hands of private collectors, the best way to get to know them is www.terryrodgers.com, where all of the images reproduced here in black and white are available in color. Rodgers, with upcoming shows scheduled in Amsterdam and Atlanta, is in the midst of a prodigiously productive period and is on the verge of attracting the international critical notice he deserves, and will certainly soon command, owing to his irresistible subject matter, his remarkable technical accomplishment, and his brilliant overall vision of painting and culture.

Touching Surfaces

"Photographic Aesthetics, Temporality, Aging"
Author: Anca Cristofovici
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9401206694
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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Who isn’t seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by such questions and turns them into a meditation on how aesthetics mediates our relation to time. The photographic approach of the corporeal is at the center of the book. Within a phenomenological framework, Cristofovici brings into focus the physical and the psychic body to read aging as a process of change and becoming over time. Her understanding of aging sees beyond difference into larger patterns of perceptions that we share. Offering valuable insights into aging as a process of subject construction, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of visual culture, photography, art history, age studies, and theories of knowledge. This cross-disciplinary study that puts theory to the test of life’s and art’s paradoxes in an evocative style will also appeal to a wider readership interested in how photography and aging illuminate each other.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Great Quotes for All Occasions

Author: Elaine Bernstein Partnow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1436255937
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Say the right thing at the right time. This essential reference brings together well-known (and not-so-well-known!) speakers- including those from the Bible, actors, poets, humorists, scientists, and literary and political figures-whose ideas, activism, services, talent, and labor have influenced society. Perfect for speeches for every occasion, including graduations, weddings, retirement parties, anniversaries, public speaking engagements, and so on. * Presented in an intuitive, cross-referenced organization * Includes hilarious anecdotes and a short bio of each author, a brief contextual note for each quote, and an index of keywords to help you find the appropriate words for any occasion quickly

Gedanken über mein Leben

Author: Christopher Reeve
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936261301
Page: 175
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"Sehr viele unserer Träume scheinen zunächst unmöglich zu sein, dann erscheinen sie uns nur noch als unwahrscheinlich, und dann, wenn wir unseren ganzen Willen aufbieten, werden sie schon bald erreichbar. Wenn wir den Weltraum erobern können, sollten wir auch in der Lage sein, den Raum in uns selbst zu erobern".

Knowledge morena and literacies de colores

toward the embodiment of life giving knowledges in the arts, poetry and song
Author: Maria Ruth A. Flores,Stanford University. Program in Modern Thought and Literature
Publisher: N.A
Page: 752
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NWSA Journal

A Publication of the National Women's Studies Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
Page: N.A
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Live alone and like it

Benimmregeln für die vergnügte Singlefrau
Author: Marjorie Hillis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492247795
Category: Single women
Page: 170
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 7361

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Hunde unter Wasser

Author: Seth Casteel
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864132851
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Fesselnde Bilder aus dem Unterwasserleben von Hunden. Der Bildband "Hunde unter Wasser" zeigt Hunde, wie sie noch nie zuvor porträtiert wurden. Der preisgekrönte Fotograf Seth Casteel verfügt über eine besondere Technik, mit der er Vierbeiner vom Grunde eines Schwimmbades aus fotografieren kann, während diese ins Wasser eintauchen. Die Bilder, die dabei entstehen, bieten spektakuläre Impressionen, der Anblick der Hunde erinnert teilweise an Urzeittiere, Fische, tauchende Babys, .... Vom Labrador, über den Spaniel bis hin zum Border Collie hat Seth Casteel fast jede gängige Hunderasse mit dieser neuartigen Technik abgelichtet. Die 80 außergewöhnlichen, großformatigen Portraits zeigen eine noch nie gesehene Darstellung des ältesten Freundes des Menschen. Der Bildband ist das perfekte Geschenk für jeden Hundefreund und jeden, der sich für Fotografie begeistert.

Unter Pinguinen

ein tierisches Team-Buch
Author: Barbara J. Gallagher Hateley,Warren H. Schmidt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442165797
Page: 189
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