Imag(in)ing the Nagas:The Pictorial Ethnography of Hans-Eberhard Kauffmann and Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf Alban von Stockhausen
The Systemic Image:A New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations Inge Hinterwaldner
Children can contemplate a hedgehog´s bristles, a crab´s bad mood, a pea who believes it was meant to be a butterfly, and other wonderful images in this collection of Hagerup´s poems, accompanied by Gaugin´s avant garde illustrations. Full color.
Compiled more than 2,000 years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict. This translation features Sun Tzu´s original text along with commentary from classical Chinese military thinkers. Cover image: Portrait of A-yu-hsi, China, Ch´ing dynasty (1644-1912), by Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione; 1688-1768), collection of National Palace Museum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006071/bk_rand_006071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gebundene Ausgabe - 160 pages - Museum of Modern Art - Englisch ´Art and fine craftsmanship, which are essential to Italian culture, are evident in these gloriously beautiful posters.´ Martin Scorsese ´The Italians have their own way of making movies and their own way of making movie posters, too—these are images overflowing with action and emotion. Dave Kehr has put together a fine book depicting the beauty that reflects the great contribution of Italian cinema.´ Clint Eastwood With a pride in fine printing and an innate pre-disposition toward the grand and passionate, Italy has produced some of the finest film posters in the world.These colorful images, startling in their freshness and boldness, arouse expectations of romance, mystery, action, or escape. Italian Film Posters is the first collection of these highly evoca-tive images to be published in English. While Italian film posters are well known to Euro-pean collectors and cinema lovers—and the work of artists such as Anselmo Ballester, Alfredo Capitani, and Luigi Martinati is displayed in muse-urns and commands high prices at auction—they remain largely unknown to the American public. This overview of the Italian tradition begins with the Art Nouveau-influenced designs of the silent-film era, moves into the stunning stone lithographs of the 1930s and 1940s, and concludes with the idiosyncratic creations made possible by offset printing in the 1950s and 1960s. The volume opens with a lively and highly inform-ative introduction by Dave Kehr, a NewYork-based film journalist who has written for the Chicago Tribune and the NewYork Daily News and currently writes for The NewYork Times. The 128 color illus-trations, including details of several of the posters, are organized thematically into six sections: ´´Fantasy & Adventure,´´ ´´The Musical,´´ ´´The West-ern,´´ ´´Melodrama,´´ ´´Film Noir,´´ and ´´The New Wave.´´ This organization invites many dramatic and unusual comparisons and contrasts. Included are examples of such film classics as L´Avventura, 8Z, French Cancan, Spellbound, Casablanca, The Lady from Shanghai, La Notte, Bicycle Thieves, and many others. Besides the films themselves, no other arti-fact of the film industry is more provocative than the poster. Film historians and archivists, movie-goers, poster collectors, and the general reader will find the images in this book captivating, amus-ing, sensual, and, often, astonishing.
Gebundene Ausgabe - Doubleday - 1989 -English James Dean´s short life — and tragic death — and his three-film Hollywood career have made a seemingly disproportionate impact on the collective worldwide consciousness of the late-twentieth century. In this sensitive and original reassessment of Dean´ s life and career, Barney Hoskyns succeeds in explaining just why the young actor has achieved the status of an icon and what it is that the image of Dean touches in so many people. Hoskyns makes Dean come alive as no other writer has been able to do, revitalizing the shallow cardboard figure portrayed by the media and break-ing away from the customary single-minded emph-asis on Dean´ s good looks and photographic charm. To complement the author´ s thesis, photographs chosen from the collection of the premier James Dean archivist David Loehr are featured throughout the book. Many of these have never previously been published, and, alongside Hoskyns´ illuminating text, they reveal Dean as never before — compelling, talented, winsome, individualistic, inimitable and, above all, human.
´´Whatever you have read or heard about me through articles or gossip, forget it. I am nothing like that Warren Beatty. I am nothing like what you have read.” (Warren Beatty)Warren Beatty guarded his privacy even before he became a movie star, when he burst onto the screen in 1961 as the earnestly handsome all-American boy in Splendor in the Grass. When he started acting, Beatty kept secret the fact that actress Shirley MacLaine, already a star, was his older sister. Over time, he has cultivated a mystique, giving few interviews and instructing others not to talk about him. Until now. Through years of groundbreaking research, lauded biographer Suzanne Finstad gained unprecedented access to Beatty´s family, close friends, and film colleagues, including such luminaries in the arts and politics as Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Caron, Robert Towne, Mike Nichols, and Senators John McCain, George McGovern, and Gary Hart. Weaving hundreds of these candid interviews, photographs from private albums, personal letters, diaries, and the previously unpublished papers of the late Natalie Wood and mentors such as directors Elia Kazan and George Stevens, playwrights Clifford Odets and William Inge, and agent Charles Feldman, Warren Beatty unveils the real Beatty, a complex, sensitive visionary torn between the ´´fairly puritanical, football-playing boy´´ from Virginia and his Hollywood playboy image.Finstad paints a rich, fascinating portrait of the secretive film legend, taking us back to the ´´unrealized genius” parents who molded arguably the most famous brother and sister in Hollywood history, tracing the family influences and events in Beatty’s past that directly inspired McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Ishtar, Dick Tracy, Bugsy, Love Affair, and Bulworth and led to his political activism, culminating in a near-bid for the White House. Finstad 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Finstad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000553/bk_bkot_000553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.