The Panorama

Autore: Bernard Comment
Editore: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861891235
Grandezza: 26,93 MB
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Invented in 1788, the panorama reached the height of its popularity at the time of the 1900 Universal Exhibition. Vast circular canvases installed in purpose-built rotundas were designed to be viewed from centrally placed platforms and attracted an admiring public. The aim was to produce a perfect illusion. Thus the relationship between viewer and 'reality' underwent a profound mutation, opening up a new logic according to which the world was transformed into a spectacle and images substituted for direct experience. This lavishly illustrated book examines the wide variety of panoramas in both the Old and New Worlds. Included among views of cities are Robert Barker's View of Edinburgh and Karl Friedrich Schinkel's View of Palermo, as well as depiction of Paris, Moscow, Jerusalem and Lima; among historical themes, The History of the Century and Battle of Moscow proved especially popular. The author expands his subject to encompass the sister formats of diorama and cineorama.

A Panorama Of Number Theory Or The View From Baker S Garden

Autore: Gisbert Wüstholz
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521807999
Grandezza: 24,46 MB
Formato: PDF
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This is a selection of high quality articles on number theory by leading figures.

A Panorama Of Harmonic Analysis

Autore: Steven Krantz
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780883850312
Grandezza: 74,87 MB
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Tracing a path from the earliest beginnings of Fourier series through to the latest research A Panorama of Harmonic Analysis discusses Fourier series of one and several variables, the Fourier transform, spherical harmonics, fractional integrals, and singular integrals on Euclidean space. The climax is a consideration of ideas from the point of view of spaces of homogeneous type, which culminates in a discussion of wavelets. This book is intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, and mathematicians of whatever background who want a clear and concise overview of the subject of commutative harmonic analysis.

Panorama Of The Enlightenment

Autore: Dorinda Outram
Editore: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892368617
Grandezza: 59,85 MB
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Presents a comprehensive overview of the Enlightenment, discussing the intellectuals of the period who promoted the scientific method of investigation and explored such topics as nature, the universe, the human mind, the rights of women, and medicine.

Panorama Of St Petersburg By J G K Hl

Autore: Johann Georg Kohl
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Grandezza: 55,95 MB
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A Panorama Of American Film Noir 1941 1953

Autore: Raymond Borde
Editore: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872864122
Grandezza: 64,58 MB
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Beginning with the first film noir, The Maltese Falcon, and continuing through the postwar "glory days," which included such films as Gilda, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and The Lady from Shanghai, Borde and Chaumeton examine the dark sides of American society, film, and literature that made film noir possible, even necessary. A Panorama of American Film Noir includes a film noir chronology, a voluminous filmography, a comprehensive index, and a selection of black-and-white production stills.

Panorama

Autore: Richard Lindley
Editore: Politico's Publishing
ISBN:
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Panorama will be 50 years old in 2003. Richard Lindley spent more than 15 years as a reporter on the programme and, in this book, he traces the full story behind the programme's colourful and controversial history.

Royal Military Panorama Or Officers Companion

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Whitby Panorama

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Panorama Of Paris

Autore: Jeremy Popkin
Editore: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271019314
Grandezza: 42,68 MB
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Panorama of Paris offers English-language readers an introduction to one of the forgotten masterpieces of French literature, Louis-Sébastien Mercier's twelve-volume Le Tableau de Paris (published from 1781 to 1788), an important and original work that helped shape many kinds of French writing. Colorfully written, the text provides a fascinating portrait of everyday life in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, describing the interactions of workers, street peddlers, prostitutes, police spies, actresses, noblemen, parish priests, servants, and criminals. Based on Helen Simpson's lively 1933 abridged translation, this edition includes seven newly translated chapters and an introduction by Jeremy D. Popkin. Earlier authors had described Paris's monuments and the lives of its wealthy elites, but Mercier was the first to try to capture in words the texture of its everyday life. His text, contemporary with Rousseau's Confessions, is the first attempt to write the autobiography of a unique urban community. His writing deeply influenced Balzac and other nineteenth-century French novelists and continues to serve as a major source of social and cultural history for French historians. Panorama of Paris will fascinate all lovers of Paris and its history. It should be of special interest to students of French literature and history, and to anyone interested in the origins of modern attitudes toward city life.