The Book Of Images

Autore: Rainer Maria Rilke
Editore: North Point Press
ISBN: 1466872616
Grandezza: 63,40 MB
Formato: PDF
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Now substantially revised by Edward Snow, whom Denise Levertov once called "far and away Rilke's best translator," this bilingual edition of The Book of Images contains a number of the great poet's previously untranslated pieces. Also included are several of Rilke's best-loved lyrics, such as "Autumn," "Childhood," "Lament," "Evening," and "Entrance."

The Book Of Pictures

Autore: Zosimos (of Panopolis.)
Editore: Daimon Verlag
Grandezza: 26,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3360

"The images published here are from the almost complete manuscript of the Musḥaf as-ṣuwar, one of the oldest available manuscripts of perhaps the first Greek alchemist. In different places, Zosimos advises the female student Theosebeia to ponder the meaning of his symbolic explanations, through which he answers her questions. His images complement the dialogue and clarify the meaning of his teaching. We have here a highly interesting transmission of knowledge in the form of image and word"--

From The Book Of Images And The Book Of Confidences

Autore: Dhan Gargya
ISBN: 9781494044060
Grandezza: 43,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3156

This is a new release of the original 1947 edition.


Autore: Sunil Manghani
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877699
Grandezza: 16,57 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2032

Images: A Reader provides a key resource for students, academics, practitioners and other readers engaged in the critical, theoretical and practical study of images. The Reader is concerned with the notion of the 'image' in all its theoretical, critical and practical contexts, uses and history. The Reader provides a map of the differences and similarities between the various disciplinary approaches to images, breaking the ground for a new interdisciplinary study of images, in the arts and humanities and beyond. Images: A Reader is divided into three parts: • Historical and Philosophical Precedents sets the background for contemporary debates about images. • Theories of Images provides key texts of the major approaches through which images are conceptualised. • Image Culture introduces some of the more recent debates about images and today's visual environment. The selection of over 80 key readings, across the domains of philosophy, art, literature, science, critical theory and cultural studies tells the story of images through intellectual history from the Bible to the present. By including both well-established writings and more recent, innovative research, the Reader outlines crucial developments in contemporary discourses about images.

The Lives Of Images

Autore: Peter Mason
Editore: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861891143
Grandezza: 61,76 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5008

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Controversial Images

Autore: Feona Attwood
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230284051
Grandezza: 80,17 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1416

The media are inextricable from controversy yet "controversy" is an under-theorized term in studies of the media, even though controversies over specific images, from "video nasties" to snapshots from Abu Ghraib, have structured our understanding of the media's power, seductiveness and dangers. This collection offers a series of case studies of recent media controversies and draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of types of image, including newspaper cartoons, advertising and fashion photography, music videos, photojournalism, news media, art works, hardcore porn film, anime, horror and exploitation movies, video games, and YouTube reaction videos. In the current climate when images appear to be increasingly controversial, it is important that media controversies are not made the excuse for greater censorship and the demonization of "dangerous" images and the audiences that consume them. The case studies in this book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.

A Book Of Images

Autore: W. T. Horton
Editore: Andesite Press
ISBN: 9781375967075
Grandezza: 58,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1933

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Image Of America

Autore: Raymond Léopold Bruckberger
Editore: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412825873
Grandezza: 49,11 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4761

"Either America is the hope of the world, or it is nothing. Th ere are those who have begun to despair of the West. It is for them that I am writing." Bruckberger's book has been compared by many to Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In both works, Americans see themselves through the sympathetic, sometimes critical eyes of a Frenchman. Bruckberger, as chaplain general of the French Resistance during World War II, was a scholar who lived a life of action, and a priest who knew the life of the spirit. He begins with a celebration of the American past, but also off ers a clear warning for the future. The book was written after Bruckberger's eight years in the United States, during which he thought deeply about the country, and came to love and admire it. He sees what others have not, and his heroes are, in most instances, not the ones normally chosen. As seen from the perspective of the old Europe, the ideas and ideals that have shaped the history and character of America, take on a new meaning. The result is an image of America that is as enlightening as it is surprising. Bruckberger believes America brings to the Western heritage an essential spark, one vital for the angry and perilous post-World War II world, and one equally important today. That is America's regard for the individual, for the non-abstract, living human being. Th is theme, contrasted with what Bruckberger sees as the heresy of Europe--the subordination of human beings to abstraction-- is developed with wit and insight.

Images Of Childhood

Autore: C. Philip Hwang
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317780175
Grandezza: 50,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4689

The twentieth century will surely be remembered as a period of remarkable calamity, vigorous intellectual activity, and striking technological progress. For the first time in history, the development of rapid forms of communication and transportation shrunk the effective size of the world so that many of its citizens were made aware of events occurring in far-distant locations and came to appreciate cultural differences more directly than was previously possible. Among the many trends and events for which the century may be remembered, however, one will surely be the ascendancy of science and scientific thinking. Given adequate resources and ample time, scientists have argued they will be able to reduce the mysteries of the universe, as well as the mysteries of life and death, to objectifiable processes and events. The editors of this book draw attention to the implicit and explicit images of childhood that various disciplines -- especially development psychology -- have constructed. These sometimes unspoken metaphors have enduring value in that they provide a means of drawing together, integrating, and interpreting otherwise disparate findings or conclusions. They also provide a ready means of conveying the fruits of scientific research to the people who constitute its primary consumers. The contributors strive to show that the images of childhood that each professional implicitly carries in her or his head vary across historical epochs, just as they vary across cultures and subcultures. Perhaps even more alarmingly, some of these images seem to reflect the politically correct ideology of particular times and places, at least as much as they represent the objective findings they purport to summarize. This volume's main objective is to unpackage cultural and historical variations in the conception of childhood in order to make clearer those which might be considered universal aspects of behavioral and psychological development and those which must be seen as temporary cultural constructions or images. The specific aims of this volume are to: * delineate images of childhood in diverse cultural, subcultural, and historical contexts; * illustrate how these images of childhood are manifested in popular proverbs as well as in distinct patterns of childrearing, broadly conceived to include aspects of parental behavior, childcare arrangements, education, indoctrination, and the assignment of responsibilities; * indicate how these images of childhood are manifest in the development and implementation of educational and social policies as well as in the legal status of children; * consider whether children are believed to have a privileged place in society and whether age-graded constraints limit their roles and participation in society; and * evaluate the extent to which cultural images affect the ways in which developmental processes are viewed or understood.

Working With Images

Autore: Ben Goldstein
Editore: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125343290
Grandezza: 12,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7192

A CD-ROM which has over 500 images that can be used for the activities in the book is also included. In the introduction, the author articulates several strong reasons for using images in the language classroom. He also provides a brief history of the image in language teaching, along with some tips for finding images to use. The rest of the book is divided into two parts: one organised around activity types, the other arranged by image type. Chapter 2, Interpreting images, invites students not only to describe pictures, but also to use their own thought processes. This chapter has some unique activities, including 'Out of focus', where students look at distorted pictures and attempt to determine what the original image was. In Chapter 3, Creating images, students are put in touch with their creative sides through drawing, photography and collages. Chapter 4, Imaging, is the final chapter in the first section of the book. It involves students' imaginations, engaging their mental imagery. In 'Questions to a portrait', students look at a and generate a series of questions to ask, along with possible answers. The second section of the book begins with Chapter 5, Signs, symbols and icons. Here, students explore masks, stamps, hand gestures, flags.

Images Of The Past

Grandezza: 12,18 MB
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Autore: Paul Roberts
Editore: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1574670689
Grandezza: 42,37 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2344

Paris at the turn of the 20th century was obsessed with the interrelations of the arts. It was a time when artists and writers spoke of poetry as music, sounds as colors, and paintings as symphonies. The music of Claude Debussy, with its unique textures and dazzling colors, was the perfect counterpart to the bold new styles of painting in France. Paul Roberts probes the sources of Debussy's artistic inspiration, relating the "impressionist" titles to the artistic and literary ferment of the time. He also draws on his own performing experience to touch on all the principal technical problems for a performer of Debussy's piano music. His many suggestions about interpreting the music will be particularly valuable to performers as well as listeners.

What Is An Image

Autore: James Elkins
Editore: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271050640
Grandezza: 46,80 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8629

"Brings together historians, philosophers, critics, postcolonial theorists, and curators to ask how images, pictures, and paintings are conceptualized. Issues discussed include concepts such as "image" and "picture" in and outside the West; semiotics; whether images are products of discourse; religious meanings; and the ethics of viewing"--Provided by publisher.

The Cultural Life Of Images

Autore: Brian Leigh Molyneaux
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134546238
Grandezza: 64,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2023

Pictures are often admired for their aesthetic merits but they are rarely treated as if they had as much to offer as the written word. They are often overlooked as objects of analysis themselves, and tend to be seen simply as adjuncts to the text. Images, however, are not passive, and have a direct impact that engages attention in ways independent of any specific text. Advertising, entertainment and propaganda have realised the extent of this power to shape ideas, but the scientific community has hitherto neglected the ways in which visual material conditions the ways in which we think. With subjects including prehistoric artworks, excavation illustrations, artists' impressions of ancient sites and peoples and contemporary landscapes, photographs and drawings, this study explores how pictures shape our perceptions and our expectations of the past. This volume is not concerned with the accuracy of pictures from the past or directly about the past itself, but is interested instead in why certain subjects are selected, why they are depicted the way they are, and what effects such images have on our idea of the past. This collection constitutes a ground-breaking study in historiography which radically reassesses the ways that history can be written.

Visual Persuasion

Autore: Paul Messaris
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803972469
Grandezza: 18,37 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4446

For upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students in communication and media studies

The Domain Of Images

Autore: James Elkins
Editore: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801487248
Grandezza: 61,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1479

In the domain of visual images, those of fine art form a tiny minority. This original and brilliant book calls upon art historians to look beyond their traditional subjects--painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking--to the vast array of "nonart" images, including those from science, technology, commerce, medicine, music, and archaeology. Such images, James Elkins asserts, can be as rich and expressive as any canonical painting. Using scores of illustrations as examples, he proposes a radically new way of thinking about visual analysis, one that relies on an object's own internal sense of organization. Elkins begins by demonstrating the arbitrariness of current criteria used by art historians for selecting images for study. He urges scholars to adopt, instead, the far broader criteria of the young field of image studies. After analyzing the philosophic underpinnings of this interdisciplinary field, he surveys the entire range of images, from calligraphy to mathematical graphs and abstract painting. Throughout, Elkins blends philosophic analysis with historical detail to produce a startling new sense of such basic terms as pictures, writing, and notation.

Into The Universe Of Technical Images

Autore: Vilém Flusser
Editore: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 081667020X
Grandezza: 69,63 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1108

An examination of the promise and peril of digital communication technologies.

The Image

Autore: Kenneth Ewart Boulding
Editore: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472060474
Grandezza: 19,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5545

Boulding discusses the image as the key to understanding society and human behavior


Autore: Jayashree Nandi
Grandezza: 31,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4496

Images Of The Recent Past

Autore: Charles E. Orser
Editore: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780761991427
Grandezza: 12,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1585

A collection of classic and contemporary articles demonstrating the development of historical archaeology over the past 20 years, both in North America and throughout the world. Contains sections on recent perspectives, people and places, historic artifacts, interdisciplinary studies, landscape stud