Download E-books Karl Bodmer's America Revisited: Landscape Views Across Time (The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West) PDF

Less than thirty years after Lewis and Clark accomplished their epic trip, Prince Maximilian of Wied—a German naturalist—and his entourage trigger all alone bold excursion throughout North the United States. Accompanying the prince in this 1832–34 voyage was once Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, whose drawings and watercolors—designed to demonstrate Maximilian’s journals—now rank one of the nice treasures of nineteenth-century American artwork. This lavishly illustrated e-book juxtaposes Bodmer’s panorama photographs with modern day photos of a similar perspectives, permitting readers to determine what has replaced, and what turns out unchanged, because the time Maximilian and Bodmer made their storied journey up the Missouri River.

To notice how the parts Bodmer depicted have replaced over the years, photographer Robert M. Lindholm and anthropologist W. Raymond wooden made numerous journeys over a interval of years, from 1985 to 2002, to find and list an analogous sites—all the way in which from Boston Harbor, the place Maximilian and Bodmer begun their trip, to fortress McKenzie, in modern day western Montana. Pairing sixty-seven Bodmer works facet by way of part with Lindholm’s pictures of an analogous websites, this quantity makes use of the comparability of outdated and new photographs to bare adjustments via time—and the encroachment of a outfitted environment—across different landscapes. 

Karl Bodmer’s America Revisited is without delay a tribute to the creative achievements of a top-rated panorama artist and a photographer who in his footsteps, and a worthwhile list of America’s ever-changing environment.

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Download E-books De ladrillos y mortales: La historia de la Arquitectura en diez edificios ejemplares PDF

By Tom Wilkinson

L. a. arquitectura nos moldea tanto como nosotros l. a. moldeamos ella. No nos limitamos a contemplar los edificios; sus fachadas, su belleza o su fealdad ocultan también el espacio en el que vivimos. Nacemos, trabajamos, amamos, y morimos relacionándonos con l. a. arquitectura. Todos estos aspectos de l. a. arquitectura -económicos, eróticos, políticos o psicológicos- son cruciales si queremos entender tanto l. a. arquitectura misma como nuestras vidas y nuestro mundo.

Este libro nos acerca a l. a. historia de los angeles arquitectura a través de un planteamiento sumamente unique: diez capítulos con diez edificios representativos que simbolizan esas relaciones de los angeles arquitectura con los angeles política, el sexo, el arte, l. a. religión o el retiro. Empieza con una aproximación a l. a. Torre de Babel, una construcción simbólica que el autor relaciona con otros edificios como las torres gemelas. Sigue una mezquita en Tumbuctú, el Palazzo Rucellai de Florencia, el teatro de Bayreuth, los angeles obra de Le Corbusier, o una fábrica de coches en Chicago. Edificios a partir de los cuales el autor traza una historia del mundo y del desarrollo de las condiciones de vida, de trabajo e incluso de nuestras prioridades en el orden ethical y estético.


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Download E-books La edad de la nada: El mundo después de la muerte de Dios PDF

By Peter Watson

Peter Watson, autor de dos grandes obras como son principles y Una historia intelectual del siglo XX, completa ahora este landscape con una nueva e importante dimensión: un análisis de cómo ha evolucionado el mundo de las creencias y los valores desde que en 1882 Nietzsche proclamó l. a. “muerte de Dios”. Basándose en su extraordinario conocimiento del pensamiento, los angeles literatura y el arte, Watson nos conduce en un fascinante recorrido por ciento treinta años de historia intelectual, en el que no sólo explora los angeles aportación person de artistas, científicos, filósofos y pensadores, sino que explora fenómenos colectivos como el auge del ocultismo en vísperas de l. a. primera guerra mundial, el “ateísmo científico” en los angeles Rusia soviética, las “religiones de los angeles sangre” de l. a. Alemania nazi, l. a. difusión de los angeles psicodelia en los años sesenta o l. a. violencia religiosa de nuestros días. Quienes se apasionaron con Una historia intelectual del siglo XX volverán a encontrar aquí al mejor Watson.

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Download E-books Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s (Essays in the Arts) PDF

By Alexander Nemerov

Wartime Kiss is a private meditation at the haunting energy of yankee photos and flicks from international conflict II and the later Forties. beginning with a beautiful reinterpretation of 1 of the main recognized images of all time, Alfred Eisenstaedt's snapshot of a sailor kissing a nurse in instances sq. on V-J Day, Alexander Nemerov is going directly to learn an array of commonly forgotten photos and film episodes--from a photograph of Jimmy Stewart and Olivia de Havilland mendacity on a picnic blanket within the Santa Barbara hills to scenes from such motion pictures as Twelve O'Clock High and Hold again the Dawn. Erotically charged and bearing lines of trauma even if they appear a ways faraway from the warfare, those images and scenes appear to carry out the promise of a palpable and emotional connection to these years.

Through a chain of attention-grabbing tales, Nemerov unearths the fantastic history of those bits of movie and discovers unforeseen connections among the struggle and Hollywood, from an obsession with aviation to Anne Frank's love of the flicks. superbly written and illustrated, Wartime Kiss vividly inspires an international during which Margaret Bourke-White may well keep on with a heroic project photographing a B-17 bombing challenge over Tunis with a role in Hollywood documenting the filming of a struggle motion picture. finally this can be a e-book approximately heritage as a sensuous event, a piece as mysterious, indescribable, and affecting as a unique by means of W. G. Sebald.

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Download E-books Images of Leprosy: Disease, Religion, and Politics in European Art (Early Modern Studies) PDF

By Christine M. Boeckl

From biblical instances to the onset of the Black dying within the fourteenth century, leprosy used to be thought of the worst human illness, either medically and socially. merely fifty years in the past, leprosy, or Hansen s ailment, used to be an incurable infectious ailment, and nonetheless is still a grave international situation. lately, leprosy has generated realization in scholarly fields from scientific technology to the visible arts. This interdisciplinary art-historical survey on lepra and its visualization in sculpture, work of art, stained glass, and different media presents new details at the historical past of artwork, medication, faith, and eu society. Christine M. Boeckl keeps that many of the terrifying elements of the disorder ruled the visible narratives of old and mythical figures bothered with leprosy. For rulers, beggars, saints, and sinners the metaphor of leprosy turns into the historical past opposed to which their beautiful tales are projected.

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Download E-books Miyazawa Kenji and His Illustrators: Images of Nature and Buddhism in Japanese Children's Literature (Japanese Visual Culture) PDF

By Helen Kilpatrick

In Miyazawa Kenji and His Illustrators , Helen Kilpatrick examines re-visionings of the literature of 1 of Japans such a lot celebrated authors, Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933). The deeply Buddhist Kenji's inventive dwa (childrens stories) are one of the most often illustrated in Japan this day. a number of across the world popular artists akin to Munakata Shik, Kim Tschang-Yeul and Lee Ufan have represented his tales in an array of interesting visible kinds, reinvigorating them as photo books for contemporary audiences.

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Download E-books Oxford World's Classics: NoteBooks (World Classics) PDF

'Study me reader, in case you locate enjoy me...Come, O males, to work out the miracles that such reviews will expose in nature.'

so much of what we all know approximately Leonardo da Vinci, we all know as a result of his notebooks. a few 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings live to tell the tale, which characterize might be one-fifth of what he truly produced. In them he recorded every little thing that him on this planet round him, and his examine of ways issues paintings. With an artist's eye and a scientist's interest he studied the flow of water and the formation of rocks, the character of flight and optics, anatomy, structure, sculpture, and portray. He jotted down fables and letters and built his trust within the elegant harmony of nature and guy. via his notebooks we will be able to get an perception into Leonardo's concepts, and his method of paintings and lifestyles.

this feature deals a cross-section of his writings, geared up round coherent topics. totally up to date, this re-creation comprises a few 70 line drawings and a Preface via Martin Kemp, one of many world's best specialists on Leonardo.

in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest variety of literature from worldwide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative beneficial gains, together with specialist introductions through best professionals, necessary notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download E-books Picasso (Arnoldo Mondadori Arte) PDF

By Alfonso Panzetta

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, often referred to as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – eight April 1973), used to be a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, degree fashion designer, poet and playwright who spent so much of his grownup existence in France. As one of many maximum and so much influential artists of the twentieth century, he's identified for co-founding the Cubist stream, the discovery of developed sculpture, the co-invention of college, and for the big variety of types that he helped boost and discover. between his most renowned works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica through the Spanish Civil struggle.

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Download E-books Storia delle terre e dei luoghi leggendari PDF

By Umberto Eco


La nostra immaginazione è popolata da terre e luoghi mai esistiti, dalla capanna dei sette nani alle isole visitate da Gulliver, dal tempio dei Thugs di Salgari all’appartamento di Sherlock Holmes.

Ma in genere si sa che questi luoghi sono nati solo dalla fantasia di un narratore o di un poeta.

Al contrario, e sin dai tempi più antichi, l’umanità ha fantasticato su luoghi ritenuti reali, come Atlantide, Mu, Lemuria, le terre della regina di Saba, il regno del Prete Gianni, le Isole lucky, l’Eldorado, l’Ultima Thule, Iperborea e il paese delle Esperidi, il luogo dove si conserva il santo Graal, los angeles rocca degli assassini del Veglio della Montagna, il paese di Cuccagna, le isole dell’utopia, l’isola di Salomone e l. a. terra australe, l’interno di una terra cava e il misterioso regno sotterraneo di Agarttha. Alcuni di questi luoghi hanno soltanto animato affascinanti leggende e ispirato alcune delle splendide rappresentazioni visive che appaiono in questo quantity, altri hanno ossessionato los angeles fantasia alterata di cacciatori di misteri, altri ancora hanno stimolato viaggi ed esplorazioni così che, inseguendo una illusione, viaggiatori di ogni paese hanno scoperto altre terre.

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Download E-books Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? PDF

By Roberta Edwards, True Kelley

Leonardo da Vinci was once a proficient painter, proficient musician, and devoted scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, or even helicopters.  but he had a difficult time completing issues, an issue an individual can relate to.  basically 13 work are recognized to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he meant to create, all that he left have been millions of disorganized laptop pages.  here's an obtainable portrait of a desirable guy who lived at a desirable time—Italy in the course of the Renaissance.

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