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Fixing Landscape

A Techno-Poetic History of China’s Three Gorges

by Corey Byrnes

<p>In 1994, workers broke ground on China’s Three Gorges Dam. By its completion in 2012, the dam had transformed the ecology of the Yangzi River, displaced over a million people, and forever altered a landscape immortalized in centuries of ...

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Fleshing Out Surfaces

Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

by Mechthild Fend

<p>Fleshing out surfaces is the first English-language book on skin and flesh tones in art. It considers flesh and skin in art theory, image making and medical discourse in seventeenth to nineteenth-century France. Describing a gradual shift ...

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For People, Not for Profit

A History of Fenway Health's First Forty Years

by Thomas Martorelli

<p>Thomas Martorellis For People, Not for Profit tells the story of Fenway Healths growth from a small, volunteer-run walk-in clinic to an international leader into an international leader in care and research for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

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Foucault on the Arts and Letters

Perspectives for the 21st Century

by Catherine M. Soussloff

<p>As one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, Michel Foucault’s reputation today rests on his political philosophy in relation to the contemporary subject in a neo-liberal and globalized society. This book offers insight into

ISBN: 9781783485758

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From Aryana-Khorasan to Afghanistan

Afghanistan History in 25 Volumes

by Hamid Wahed Alikuzai

au photo Volume 24 consists of an outline of the 25 volumes encyclopedia included is the American dream of tapping into markets in Afghanistan-Central Asia A.D 1338 Afghan-Turkmen “Ottoman Empire & A.D 1361 Afghan-Tajik Empires Turkmen Emperor ...

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From Whence They Came: Origins of the Missionary Baptists in Southwest Georgia, 1865-1900

by Warren C. Hope

<p>The spiritual realm has been the resort of countless Blacks during their sojourn in America. Black Missionary Baptists history blossomed in Reconstruction and matured in Jim Crow Southern society. However, research on Black Baptists at the ...

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George Heriot

Postmaster-Painter of the Canadas

by Gerald Finley

<p>George Heriot (1759-1839), a Scot, is best known as a skilled landscape watercolourist and as the contentious deputy   postmaster general of British North America from 1800 to 1816. He was also a travel writer (his Travels through the Canadas

ISBN: 9781487596934

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Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson & Øyvind Vågnes

<p>The first book of its kind, <em>Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing</em> engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images – as lenses ...

ISBN: 9781317202028

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Ghost-Haunted Land

Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland

by Declan Long

<p>Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 - the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern 'Troubles' - contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances in Northern Ireland. In ...

ISBN: 9781526121868

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Gold

Nature and Culture

by Rebecca Zorach & Michael W. Phillips

<p>Gleaming and perfect, gold has beguiled humankind for many millennia, attracting treasure hunters, adorning the living and the dead, and symbolizing wealth, power, divinity, and eternity. This book offers a lively, critical look at the ...

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Governing Cultures

Art Institutions in Victorian London

by Colin Trodd

<p>This title was first published in 2000. London in the nineteenth century saw the founding of the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Other, less permanent, ...

ISBN: 9781351750318

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Graphic Design Discourse

Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication

by Henry Hongmin Kim

<p>If the aim of graphic design is to communicate meaning clearly, there's an irony that the field itself has struggled between two contradictory opposites: rote design resulting from a rigorous, fixed set of rules, and eccentric design that ...

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Great Englishwomen

by M. B. Synge

<p><em>Great Englishwomen</em> is a collection of biographies of some of the greatest women in England’s history. Women who were leaders of their country in troubled times, women who were reformers in prison conditions, and those who sought ...

ISBN: 9781641810654

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GROWING UP IN THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES.

by Allan John McAllister

<p>This is the story about how thinge were back in the fifties and sixties. childhood , girls , schools. my first job and all the days leading up to getting a job, with divorced parents and my father at work all the time. living with my ...

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Gustave Courbet

(Grove Art Essentials)

by Klaus Herding

<p>An artist assessed as much by his personality as by his work, French painter and writer Gustave Courbet's renown centers on his paintings of peasants and labourers of the mid-nineteenth century and his presentation of himself as a passionate ...

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Henrietta Maria

Piety, Politics and Patronage

by Erin Griffey

<p>Compiled by art historians, literary scholars, musicologists, and historians, this essay collection is an innovative and interdisciplinary study of Queen Henrietta Maria and her multi-faceted roles and responsibilities. Elements of the ...

ISBN: 9781351931007

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Henry Ossawa Tanner

Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy

by Naurice Frank Woods, Jr.

<p>Over the last forty years, renewed interest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) has vaulted him into expanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged as the most studied and recognized representative of

ISBN: 9781315279473

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Hotel Mexico

Dwelling on the '68 Movement

by George F. Flaherty

<p>In 1968, Mexico prepared to host the Olympic games amid growing civil unrest. The spectacular sports facilities and urban redevelopment projects built by the government in Mexico City mirrored the country’s rapid but uneven modernization. In ...

ISBN: 9780520964938

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I Love My Selfie

by Ilan Stavans & Adál Maldonado

<p>What explains our current obsession with selfies? In <em>I Love My Selfie</em> noted cultural critic Ilan Stavans explores the selfie's historical and cultural roots by discussing everything from Greek mythology and Shakespeare to Andy ...

ISBN: 9780822373179

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Ibn Suheyd - Andalusian Poet and Writer

by Mustafa AYDIN

<p>In Andalusia, scientific and cultural activities increased when the political unity was obtained. There were remarkable progress in history, literature, law, philosophy, and religion. Particularly, Cordoba had become one of the most striking ...

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