The Colors Of Nature

Author: Alison Hawthorne Deming
Editor: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 1571318143
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From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the diversity of cultures in this world is matched only by the diversity of stories explaining our cultural origins: stories of creation and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, hope and mystery. With writing from Jamaica Kincaid on the fallacies of national myths, Yusef Komunyakaa connecting the toxic legacy of his hometown, Bogalusa, LA, to a blind faith in capitalism, and bell hooks relating the quashing of multiculturalism to the destruction of nature that is considered "unpredictable" — amongst more than 35 other examinations of the relationship between culture and nature — this collection points toward the trouble of ignoring our cultural heritage, but also reveals how opening our eyes and our minds might provide a more livable future. Contributors: Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adiele, Francisco X. Alarcón, Fred Arroyo, Kimberly Blaeser, Joseph Bruchac, Robert D. Bullard, Debra Kang Dean, Camille Dungy, Nikky Finney, Ray Gonzalez, Kimiko Hahn, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jamaica Kincaid, Yusef Komunyakaa, J. Drew Lanham, David Mas Masumoto, Maria Melendez, Thyllias Moss, Gary Paul Nabhan, Nalini Nadkarni, Melissa Nelson, Jennifer Oladipo, Louis Owens, Enrique Salmon, Aileen Suzara, A. J. Verdelle, Gerald Vizenor, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Al Young, Ofelia Zepeda

Abstract Nature

Author: Waltraud Nawratil
Editor: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782212386
Size: 18,71 MB
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Waltraud Nawratil teaches you how to express the natural world with creativity. Using a range of mediums such as acrylics, watercolour and mixed media--including elements from nature such as sand, bark and leaves--the reader learns to convey the natural world in a new and vivid light. Featuring a stunning range of Waltraud's own abstract art covering all four seasons.

Colour Psychology Today

Author: June McLeod
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785353055
Size: 17,69 MB
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Colour Psychology Today reveals new colour psychology information that comes from the author's pioneering research and studies on colour. The book discloses unique knowledge on how colour psychology impacts on the business world and the individual, borne out of the author's extensive work as a colour consultant and trainer that spans more than thirty years. Colour Psychology Today is unlike any other colour psychology book available. It is a 'must have' for colour enthusiasts, branding experts, marketeers, advertising execs, graphic designers, and anyone who would like to expand and develop the application of colour in their field of work.

Cultures Of Colour

Author: Chris Horrocks
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857454641
Size: 18,99 MB
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Colour permeates contemporary visual and material culture and affects our senses beyond the superficial encounter by infiltrating our perceptions and memories and becoming deeply rooted in thought processes that categorise and divide along culturally constructed lines. Colour exists as a cultural as well as psycho-physical phenomenon and acquires a multitude of meanings within differing historical and cultural contexts. The contributors examine how colour becomes imbued with specific symbolic and material meanings that tint our constructions of race, gender, ideal bodies, the relationship of the self to others and of the self to technology and the built environment. By highlighting the relationship of colour across media and material culture, this volume reveals the complex interplay of cultural connotations, discursive practices and socio-psychological dynamics of colour in an international context. Chris Horrocks is Principal Lecturer in Art History at Kingston University. His publications include "Marshall McLuhan and Virtuality" (2000), "Baudrillard and the Millennium" (1999), "Introducing Foucault" (with Zoran Jevtic, 1997), and "Tokyo GlamRock" (edited, 2002).

Emblems And The Natural World

Author: Karl A.E. Enenkel
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004347070
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This interdisciplinary volume aims to address the multiple connections between emblematics and the natural world in the broader perspective of their underlying ideologies – scientific, artistic, literary, political and/or religious.

The Natural World Of Lewis And Clark

Author: David A. Dalton
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 082626607X
Size: 20,64 MB
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"Dalton reexamines many of Lewis and Clark's discoveries, and their identification of new plants and animals, in the light of modern science to show their lasting biological significance. In clear, readily accessible terms, he relates the Expedition's observations to principles of ecology, genetics, physiology, and animal behavior"--Provided by publisher.

Travel Writing And The Natural World 1768 1840

Author: Paul Smethurst
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137030356
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While there is increasing anxiety about the natural world and many are calling for action on the environment, academic discourse on the subject has been dominated by romantic ideas of wilderness, new primitivisms, and philosophical approaches to the concept of nature. This book explores the heyday of travel writing about the natural world between 1768 and 1840. The starting point is the parallel occurrence of Cook's Pacific voyages, natural history, scenic tourism and romantic travel. The lasting effect of these practices has been to turn nature into a detached and abstract space and travel writing had a central role in this process.Unifying a wide field of enquiry is the argument that travel writing, whether presenting scientific information or aesthetic responses to landscape, shares a common interest in finding order and structure in nature. Even where political imperatives are not explicit, a tendency towards imperial order is found; empire is writ large and small. As little resistance to the idea of order is found, we can conclude that, through nature, travel writing in the eighteenth century was generally supportive of empire, trade and the landowning class.

Colour

Author: Victoria Finlay
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444719882
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Part travelogue, part narrative history, Colour unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple. Exciting, richly informative and always surprising, Colour lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them.

Encyclopedia Of Adaptations In The Natural World

Author: Adam Simmons
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313355576
Size: 13,63 MB
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This is a fascinating encyclopedia comparing the most important adaptations and evolutions in the natural world with the most important discoveries and inventions of human history. • Provides diagrams of the process of photosynthesis, the functional areas of the human brain, and the bluefin tuna • Includes 58 photographs and electron microscope images illustrating the adaptations in the book • Presents bibliographic listings of key reference books, internet resources, and academic papers for further reading

The Design Of Lighting

Author: Peter Tregenza
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134487088
Size: 15,53 MB
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This fully updated edition of the successful book The Design of Lighting, provides the lighting knowledge needed by the architect in practice, the interior designer and students of both disciplines. The new edition offers a clear structure, carefully selected material and linking of lighting with other subjects, in order to provide the reader with a comprehensive and specifically architectural approach to lighting. Features of this new edition include: technical knowledge of lighting in the context of architectural design; an emphasis on imagination in architectural light and presentation of the tools necessary in practice for creative design; additional chapters on the behaviour of light and on the context of design; a strong emphasis on sustainable design and energy saving, with data and examples; analyses of actual lighting schemes and references to current standards and design guides; an up-to-date review of lamp and lighting technology, with recommendations on the choice of equipment; a revision of the calculation section, with examples and step-by-step instructions, based on recent student feedback about the book.