Modern life is a sea of images. With so much visual data bombarding us-from personal devices to mass media-our brains must rapidly adapt to make sense of it all. Here to guide us is America´s premier intellectual provocateur, Camille Paglia. In these pages, Paglia returns to the subject that made her famous, situating our current visual environment within the epic scope of all of art history. With trademark audacity, Paglia tours through more than two dozen seminal paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art works that have transformed our world. Combining close analysis with historical context, she trains our eye to each image-from an Egyptian tomb to Jackson Pollock´s abstract Green Silver to Renée Cox´s daring performance piece Chillin´ with Liberty. And in her stunning conclusion, she declares the avant-garde tradition dead and film director George Lucas the world´s greatest living artist. Written with energy, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images will profoundly change the way we see.
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Glittering Images:A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars Vintage Camille Paglia
It´s been five incredible years since One Direction formed, and although there are now four members since Zayn´s shock departure, their enduring global appeal goes from strength to strength. The band´s fan base continues to grow and the fans remain the focal point of what makes these boys so special, meaning international success looks set to continue for Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis. Packed with amazing images from throughout their glittering career, this is the story so far. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Rogers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056270/bk_acx0_056270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like its predecessors, ´´Once Upon a Time´´ and ´´A Place in the Sun´´, ´´Poolside with Slim Aarons´´ offers images of jet-setters and the wealthy, of beautiful, glittering people living the glamorous life. Yet this new collection of stunning photographs of the rich and well-connected ´doing attractive things´ in their favourite playgrounds has a new twist. The main character is pools and everything that goes with them - magnificent, suntanned bodies, well-oiled skin, bikini-clad women, yachts, summer cocktails, sumptuous buffets, spectacular locations and most of all fun. ´´Poolside with Slim Aarons´´ is not so much a Who´s Who of society, aristocracy and celebrity - although C. Z. Guest, Lily Pulitzer, Cheryl Tiegs, Peter Beard and many who have appeared in the previous books are here - as it is about leisure time and how the rich make use of it. This is a more intimate peek into very private lives, to which Slim Aarons was given unprecedented access in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. From the Caribbean to Italy and Mexico to Monaco, ´´Poolside with Slim Aarons´´ whisks the reader away to an exclusive club where taste, style, luxury and grandeur prevail.
The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty passions, loyalties and treacheries, political assassinations, sea battles and sieges, corruption in high places and a yearning for reform, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, and lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, feminists, university scholars, grocers, bankers, mercenaries, mystics, lawyers, and tax collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and ´´furious follies´´, a ´´terrible worm in an iron cocoon´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001364/bk_blak_001364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.