Fantasy Fashion And Affection

Author: Jay A. Gertzman
Editor: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879723507
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Robert Herrick (1591–1674) achieved fame only in the nineteenth century. The book features approximately fifty reproductions of illustrations of Hesperides.

Fashion Faith And Fantasy In The New Physics Of The Universe

Author: Roger Penrose
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691178534
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One of the world's leading physicists questions some of the most fashionable ideas in physics today, including string theory What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas—string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to "conformal cyclic cosmology," an idea so fantastic that it could be called "conformal crazy cosmology." The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures.

Victorian Fantasy

Author: Stephen Prickett
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Gather The Fruit One By One 50 Years Of Amazing Peace Corps Stories

Author: Pat Alter
Editor: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609520483
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Take some Inca, Aztec, Maya, and Moche, mix in Spanish, French, English, Dutch and Danish, stir it to the rhythmic beat of Africa and what do you get? A zesty brew, expressed in a callaloo soup of language, food, music, and religion. So much passion, so much sorrow. What seems familiar in the Americas often is not. For Peace Corps Volunteers, there is nothing to do but learn the language, roll up their sleeves, and get busy working alongside strangers who steal their hearts away. These stories take you on overland journeys to the Amazon Basin, into a village in Honduras terrorized by insurgent forces, and to the ball fields of Ecuador for an unusual game of "beisbol."

Fashion And Fancy

Author: Marieke de Winkel
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053569177
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Until now dress has played only a subordinate role in the research of Rembrandt’s paintings, despite the fact that few artists are as intensively studied as this Dutch master. The lacuna is all the more surprising since Rembrandt obviously delighted in rendering clothes, which, for him, not only communicated the character and social status of his sitters but also clarified his narratives and heightened the drama in his historical pieces. Here, Marieke de Winkel offers a fascinating and much-needed study of dress and costume in the works of Rembrandt. De Winkel shows us how focusing on apparel opens a new line of inquiry into Rembrandt’s paintings, one which is symbolically and iconographically richer than previously imagined. This approach, which has not been fully acknowledged by art historians nor developed by dress historians, deepens our understanding of Rembrandt’s expression as well as the cultural and historical context of the Dutch seventeenth century. De Winkel proves the merits of the approach here with her close readings of Rembrandt’s paintings and the contemporaneous connotations of the clothes he depicted. She demonstrates convincingly that clothes do much more than help date the paintings; they are instead integral to the program of representation. No longer ancillary to art history, dress and costume here receive their full due in this study, leaving us with not only a better understanding of Rembrandt but of his wider world as well.

The Magazine Of Fantasy Science Fiction

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Science Fiction Fantasy And Weird Fiction Magazines

Author: Marshall B. Tymn
Editor: Greenwood
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"This will be the basic tool for researchers studying the 100-year history of science fiction, fantasy, and weird fiction magazines." Reference Books Bulletin

Fantasy Review

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Contemporary Fashion

Author: Richard Martin
Editor: Saint James Press
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A reference book covering individual designers and fashion houses that have been active throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Informative essays mirror the many facets of the fashion world.

Behind The Times

Author: Edwin Diamond
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The media columnist for New York Magazine examines the changes in the way the New York Times has covered key current events since 1970 and profiles such Times staffers as Anna Quindlen, Tom Wicker, and William Safire. 30,000 first printing.

Proceedings And Papers

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Graphic Illustration

Author: Marta Thoma
Editor: Prentice Hall
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Jerry Osborne S Rockin Records

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Fantasy Science Fiction

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Ferret Fantasy S Christmas Annual For 1972

Author: George Locke
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British Journal Of Photography

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Rhetorical Fantasy At The Virginia Convention Of 1788

Author: John Richard Breitlow
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