La Notte Dello Spectre Buck Danny

Autore: Frédéric Zumbiehl
Editore:
ISBN: 9788865671320
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Cyclopedia Of Music Musicians

Autore: John Denison Champlin
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 21,94 MB
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Inventing Futurism

Autore: Christine Poggi
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691133706
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In 1909 the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published the founding manifesto of Italian Futurism, an inflammatory celebration of "the love of danger" and "the beauty of speed" that provoked readers to take aggressive action and "glorify war--the world's only hygiene." Marinetti's words unleashed an influential artistic and political movement that has since been neglected owing to its exaltation of violence and nationalism, its overt manipulation of mass media channels, and its associations with Fascism. Inventing Futurism is a major reassessment of Futurism that reintegrates it into the history of twentieth-century avant-garde artistic movements. Countering the standard view of Futurism as naïvely bellicose, Christine Poggi argues that Futurist artists and writers were far more ambivalent in their responses to the shocks of industrial modernity than Marinetti's incendiary pronouncements would suggest. She closely examines Futurist literature, art, and politics within the broader context of Italian social history, revealing a surprisingly powerful undercurrent of anxiety among the Futurists--toward the accelerated rhythms of urban life, the rising influence of the masses, changing gender roles, and the destructiveness of war. Poggi traces the movement from its explosive beginnings through its transformations under Fascism to offer completely new insights into familiar Futurist themes, such as the thrill and trauma of velocity, the psychology of urban crowds, and the fantasy of flesh fused with metal, among others. Lavishly illustrated and unparalleled in scope, Inventing Futurism demonstrates that beneath Futurism's belligerent avant-garde posturing lay complex and contradictory attitudes toward an always-deferred utopian future.

Popular Italian Cinema

Autore: Louis Bayman
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230300162
Grandezza: 59,32 MB
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Exciting new critical perspectives on popular Italian cinema including melodrama, poliziesco, the mondo film, the sex comedy, missionary cinema and the musical. The book interrogates the very meaning of popular cinema in Italy to give a sense of its complexity and specificity in Italian cinema, from early to contemporary cinema.

Absolute Planetary

Autore: Warren Ellis
Editore: Wildstorm
ISBN: 9781401227012
Grandezza: 68,53 MB
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When Snow initiates the second part of his comeback plan to stop The Four, he makes a startling revelation about his past, and uncovers information on the world's first moon shot in 1851.

A Cultural Dictionary Of Punk

Autore: Nicholas Rombes
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826427790
Grandezza: 61,35 MB
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Neither a dry-as-dust reference volume recycling the same dull facts nor a gushy, gossipy puff piece, A Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982 is a bold book that examines punk as a movement that is best understood by placing it in its cultural field. It contains myriad critical-listening descriptions of the sounds of the time, but also places those sounds in the context of history. Drawing on hundreds of fanzines, magazines, and newspapers, the book is - in the spirit of punk - an obsessive, strident, and sometimes deeply personal portrait of the many ways in which punk was an artistic, cultural, and political expression of defiance. A Cultural Dictionary of Punk is organized around scores of distinct entries, on everything from Lester Bangs to The Slits, from Jimmy Carter to Minimalism, from 'Dot Dash' to Bad Brains. This book takes a fresh look at how the malaise of the 1970s offered fertile ground for punk - as well as the new wave, post-punk, and hardcore - to emerge as a rejection of the easy platitudes of the dying counter-culture. The organization is accessible and entertaining: short bursts of meaning, in tune with the beat of punk itself. Meant to be read straight through or opened up and experienced at random, A Cultural Dictionary of Punk covers not only many of the well-known, now-legendary punk bands, but the obscure, forgotten ones as well. Along the way, punk's secret codes are unraveled and a critical time in history is framed and exclaimed.

The Disappearance Of Signora Giulia

Autore: Piero Chiara
Editore: Pushkin Vertigo
ISBN: 1782271414
Grandezza: 48,57 MB
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When the sad, beautiful Signora Giulia goes missing without a trace from her Lake Como villa home, it is her husband who reports her disappearance to the detective Sciancalepre, and so the search begins - one that takes Sciancalepre beneath the tranquil surface of local bourgeois society, a world of snobbery and secrets, while mysterious shadows lurk in the grounds of the family villa . . . As his investigation gathers pace this atmospheric classic detective story becomes a thrilling game of legal cat and mouse. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Legend Of Mother Sarah Tunnel Town

Autore: Katsuhiro Ōtomo
Editore: Dark Horse Manga
ISBN: 9781569711453
Grandezza: 23,25 MB
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Orbiting serenely above a long-ago poisoned Earth are the space colonies - the last bastion of human civilization. After a terrorist attack, the colonists are forced into exile on the blighted planet below, and a young mother is separated from her family and flung into a bleak, uncertain future.

Psychedelic Sex

Autore: Eric Godtland
Editore: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822825587
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"When I told my mother about taking LSD, she was quite concerned. "It could lead to marijuana", she warned. Mom was right about that". Paul Krassner

Information Mechanism And Meaning

Autore: Donald MacCrimmon MacKay
Editore: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN:
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Introduction: 1. Bakground; Part I. Three introductory talks: 2. Measuring information; 3. Meaning and mechanism; 4. What makes a question? Part II. 5. In search of basic symbols; 6. Operational aspects of somes fundamental concepts of human communication; 7. The place of "Meaning" in the theory of Information; 8. The informational analysis of questions and commands; 9. Communication and meaning - a functional approach; 10. Linguistic and Non-linguistic "Understanding" of linguistic tokens; 11. Comprehension of utterances - some concluding notes; 12. Generators of information; 13. Inderterminancy, uncertainty and information-content.