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Ruskin and Modernism

Even supposing John Ruskin's impression has lengthy been stated, his influence at the improvement of Anglo-American modernism has got little systematic consciousness. this can be the 1st research in this dating, with members studying Ruskin's connection to pre-modernist writers similar to Worringer and Pater and the significance of Ruskin's inspiration to modernists corresponding to Pound, Eliot, Lewis, and Lawrence and to highbrow background and architectural conception.

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Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's by Gennifer Weisenfeld

By Gennifer Weisenfeld

Targeting one landmark catastrophic occasion within the heritage of an rising glossy nation-the nice Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding components in 1923-this attention-grabbing quantity examines the historical past of the visible construction of the catastrophe. The Kanto earthquake brought on cultural responses that ran the gamut from voyeuristic and macabre thrill to the romantic chic, media spectacle to sacred house, mournful commemoration to emancipatory euphoria, and nationwide team spirit to racist vigilantism and sociopolitical critique. taking a look at images, cinema, portray, postcards, sketching, city making plans, or even medical visualizations, Weisenfeld demonstrates how visible tradition has powerfully mediated the evolving historic realizing of this significant nationwide catastrophe, eventually enfolding mourning and reminiscence into modernization.

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Stephen Rolfe Powell: Glassmaker by Stephen Rolfe Powell

By Stephen Rolfe Powell

An illustrated creation to across the world acclaimed glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell’s occupation, this publication charts the evolution of Powell’s awesome physique of labor. impressive photographic close-ups not just element the luminous murrini styles that experience turn into Powell’s signature but in addition exhibit new methods of appreciating the complicated interaction of colour and texture in his paintings. Biographical and analytical essays by way of Mark Lucas, Laurie Winters, and James Yood discover such themes because the teamwork that's so serious to Powell’s designated glassmaking method; his instructing and studying stories at the highway, from the previous Soviet Union to Salt Lake urban throughout the Olympics; and the tale of the 2 freak accidents that deeply affected his paintings and the way he thinks approximately it. Reflections via Kenn Holsten, Marvin Lipofsky, Dante Marioni, Bonnie Marx, John Roush, and Lino Tagliapietra additional complement the e-book. The book’s gorgeous images motivate the viewer to determine Powell’s paintings from diverse viewpoints, they usually spotlight the original interactions among obvious, opaque, and translucent glass and Powell’s daring colour combos. Stephen Rolfe Powell: Glassmaker vividly portrays the stress and pleasure excited by the artist’s nontraditional, collaborative method of operating with molten glass.

Color delights us from cradle to grave, it grooves a few optical excitement region that turns out virtually past language, and it truly is in all places celebrated within the nearly irrepressibly vivacious glass sculpture of Stephen Rolfe Powell. -- James Yood, tuition of the artwork Institute of Chicago, from the book

" Ostensibly, this paintings surveys Kentucky glassblower Powell's profession, buts its overwhelming influence is absolutely in its demonstration of the fantastic revolution in electronic imagery and electronic printing that has revolutionized art-book productions within the final twenty years. Glass is notoriously difficult to picture; scorching glass in movement, approximately very unlikely. but photographers Phillips and Harpe the following provide 256 lush, actually awesome close-ups of Powell's works, in addition to photos of Powel and his assistants within the glassblowing studio because the produce huge, brilliant vessel kinds comparable to the glass blown at the Venetian isle of Murano." -- Library Journal

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Applications of X-ray computed tomography in the geosciences by Geological Society Publications

By Geological Society Publications

X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a method that permits non-destructive imaging and quantification of inner beneficial properties of gadgets. It used to be initially constructed as a scientific imaging strategy, however it is now additionally turning into popular for the research of fabrics in engineering and the geosciences. X-ray CT finds transformations in density and atomic composition and will accordingly be used for the learn of porosity, the relative distribution of contrasting sturdy levels and the penetration of injected strategies. As a non-destructive procedure, it truly is perfect for tracking of procedures, corresponding to the stream of ideas and the behaviour of fabrics lower than compression. simply because huge numbers of parallel two-dimensional cross-sections might be got, third-dimensional representations of chosen gains should be created. during this e-book, numerous purposes of X-ray CT within the geosciences are illustrated by means of papers protecting quite a lot of disciplines, together with petrology, soil technology, petroleum geology, geomechanics and sedimentology.

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Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, by Simon Goldhill

By Simon Goldhill

How did the Victorians have interaction with the traditional international? Victorian tradition and Classical Antiquity is a superb exploration of ways the traditional worlds of Greece and Rome encouraged Victorian tradition. via Victorian paintings, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and wish, the politics of tradition, and the function of faith in society have been thought of and debated in the course of the Victorian obsession with antiquity.

Victorian artwork, Goldhill demonstrates how wish and sexuality, rather anxieties approximately male wish, have been represented and communicated via classical imagery. Probing into operas of the interval, Goldhill addresses rules of citizenship, nationalism, and cultural politics. and during fiction--specifically nineteenth-century novels concerning the Roman Empire--he discusses faith and the fierce battles over the church as Christianity started to lose dominance over the revolutionary stance of Victorian technology and research. Rediscovering a few nice forgotten works and reframing a few extra typical ones, the booklet deals notable insights into how the Victorian experience of antiquity and our experience of the Victorians got here into being.

With a variety of examples and tales, Victorian tradition and Classical Antiquity demonstrates how curiosity within the classical prior formed nineteenth-century self-expression, giving antiquity a distinct position in Victorian culture.

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Fine Shotguns: The History, Science, and Art of the Finest by John M. Taylor

By John M. Taylor

In Fine Shotguns, professional John M. Taylor deals an international view of shotguns utilizing pictures and outlines of weapons from the us, Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, and Italy. listed below are every kind of shotguns: unmarried barrel, double barrel, blend weapons, hammer shotguns, paired shotguns, special-use weapons, small-bore shotguns, shotgun shares or shotguns with steel finishes, and bespoke shotguns. This all encompassing consultant contains sections on tips to deal with and garage your weapon, what components can be found to your version, and the way to settle on the correct touring case.

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The Art of Moebius by Jean Girard (Moebius), Byron Preiss

By Jean Girard (Moebius), Byron Preiss

The paintings of Moebius - a suite of image works with an creation by means of George Lucas

ISBN# 0-87135-610-4

So sure this is often primarily a set of a few of Moebius artwork. during this quantity the focal point is shifted to the paintings instead of the tales. it is also art now not from his comics, comparable to the beautiful Jimi Hendrix hide on web page 19.

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Roman Art: A Resource for Educators by Nancy L. Thompson

By Nancy L. Thompson

This absolutely illustrated source introduces K-12 academics and their scholars to the wealthy cultural legacy of Roman artwork. It contains a dialogue of the relevance of Rome to the fashionable global, a brief ancient review, and outlines of forty-five artistic endeavors within the Museum's Roman assortment geared up in 3 thematic sections: energy and Authority in Roman Portraiture; fantasy, faith, and the Afterlife; and way of life in historic Rome. This important equipment additionally presents lesson plans and lecture room actions, map, bibliographies, a word list, posters, and a CD-ROM containing electronic photos. additionally integrated is the publication ''Art of the Classical international within the Metropolitan Museum of artwork: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome.''

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Neurology of the Arts: Painting, Music, Literature by F. Clifford Rose

By F. Clifford Rose

This e-book is the 1st try and supply a foundation for the interplay of the mind and apprehensive approach with portray, tune and literature. The advent bargains with the issues of creativity and which components of the mind are concerned. Then an outline of artwork offers the a number of aspects, corresponding to anatomy, and the myths showing in old descriptions of stipulations similar to polio and migraine. The neurological foundation of painters like Goya and van Gogh is analysed. different chapters within the part on artwork hide da Vinci s mechanics and the portrayal of epilepsy. The part on track issues the elements of the mind associated with notion and reminiscence, in addition to those that can't delight in tune, and the impact of tune on intelligence and studying (the Mozart effect). The part on literature pertains to Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Conan Doyle, James Joyce and the poetry of 1 of britain s most renowned neurologists, Henry Head.

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