A Portrait in Pictures and Words

Author: Charlotte Fraser

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781629147727

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 3422

Every cat knows how to charm. Their alluring countenance and flawless prowess will put a smile on any feline lover's face. This stunning photographic collection of the cutest and most exquisite cats, complemented with a sprinkling of feline-inspired quotes and poems, is guaranteed to captivate and enchant anybody who has ever known the comforts of living with a cat.


A Portrait in Pictures and Words

Author: Charlotte Fraser

Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849534543

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 4452

An inspiring and amusing collections of pictures and quotes, all focused on man's best friend "To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden..." —Milan Kundera A dog is a creature of love. Their never-ending loyalty and boundless enthusiasm is the light in any dog lover’s life. This handsome photographic collection of the most eye-catching and enchanting dogs, packed with witty quotes and heart-warming poems, is guaranteed to captivate and charm anybody who has ever known the companionship of a dog.

Sitzt, passt, wackelt und hat Luft

Katzen an unmöglichen Orten

Author: Riva Verlag

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959710410

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2834

Eine Katze schafft es, sich überall hineinzuquetschen, wo sie nicht hineinpasst, überall hineinzukriechen, wo sie nichts zu suchen hat, sich überall draufzusetzen, wo man sie nicht brauchen kann. Je unbequemer, desto besser, das scheint das Motto zu sein – und welcher Katzenfan liebt diese Momente von Katzen-Eigensinn nicht? Lieben werden sie auch dieses Buch; es zeigt in über 100 farbigen Fotos Katzen an Orten und in Situationen, die man kaum für möglich hält – kombiniert mit urkomischen Kommentaren der vierbeinigen Entdecker und Versteckkünstler.

David Hockney


Author: Sarah Howgate,Barbara Stern Shapiro,Mark Glazebrook,Marco Livingstone,Edmund White,Los Angeles County Museum of Art,National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030011754X

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 4114

David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait of My Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist’s life. This beautifully illustrated book examines Hockney’s portraits in all media—painting, drawing, photography, and prints—and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featured subjects include members of Hockney’s family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R. B. Kitaj, Helmet Newton, Lawrence Weschler, and W. H. Auden. The authors reveal how Hockney’s creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his battle with naturalism to his experimentation with and later rejection of photography, and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life. Featuring more than 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney’s creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns.

Words about Pictures

Author: Perry Nodelman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

View: 4011

"A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books--books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the ways in which the interplay of the verbal and visual aspects of picture books conveys more narrative information and stimulation than either medium could achieve alone. Moving from "baby" books, alphabet books, and word books to such well-known children's picture books as Nancy Ekholm Burkert's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gerald McDermott's Arrow to the Sun, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Nodelman reveals how picture-book narrative is affected by the exclusively visual information of picture-book design and illustration as well as by the relationships between pictures and their complementary texts."--pub. desc.

Patchwork of Poems

Author: Moira Andrew

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9780947882327

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 72

View: 2810

A collection of poems on popular themes familiar to young children. Photocopiable and illustrated, the poems provide opportunities for class discussion, for poetry writing by the children, and display of their work.

The Photographed Cat

Picturing Close Human-Feline Ties 1900-1940

Author: Arnold Arluke,Lauren Rolfe

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815652461

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 5795

The Photographed Cat presents readers with an examination of how human-cat relationships are depicted in early twentieth-century photography. Examining this relationship from the perspective of the photographer and the human subjects who made or appear in these photographs, Arluke and Rolfe show that the cat photographs are valuable windows into sets of cultural values that may have existed at the time.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7322

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Embodiment in Cognition and Culture

Author: John Michael Krois

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027252074

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9578

This volume shows that the notions of embodied or situated cognition, which have transformed the scientific study of intelligence have the potential to reorient cultural studies as well. The essays adapt and amplify embodied cognition in such different fields as art history, literature, history of science, religious studies, philosophy, biology, and cognitive science. The topics include the biological genesis of teleology, the dependence of meaning in signs upon biological embodiment, the notion of image schema and the concept of force in cognitive semantics, pictorial self-portraiture as a means to study self-perception, the difference between reading aloud and silent reading as a way to make sense of literary texts, intermodal (kinesthetic) understanding of art, psychosomatic medicine, laughter as a medical and ethical phenomenon, the valuation of laughter and the body in religion, and how embodied cognition revives and extends earlier attempts to develop a philosophical anthropology. (Series A)

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book brands (Owners' marks)

Page: 2

View: 3813



Author: Benedetto Croce

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521359962

Category: Art

Page: 172

View: 4454

The Italian philosopher Benedetto Croce (1866-1952) spent most of his life as a private scholar in Naples. His Estetica, which first appeared in 1902, has remained a seminal work not only for aesthetics but also for general linguistics. As the full title indicates, this is not a narrow work dealing with the theory of art and criticism. For Croce intended this to be the first part of his "philosophy of the spirit" and he thus presents a systematic general theory intended to solve all philosophical problems. The work presents an account of the structure of the human mind and shows how art arises naturally from that structure, as well as introducing the influential notion of the organic unity of a work of art. As a result, art is shown to be integral to any life and an essential aspect of what it is to be human. This new translation of the first and most important part of the work (Theory) supersedes the defective translation by D. Ainslie, first published in 1909. It is based on the most recent Italian edition (1990). In his foreword the translator addresses the difficulties in translating certain key words in the Italian original, "scienza", "fantasia", and of course, "estetica" itself. He also furnishes the reader with helpful explanatory annotation. This publication will be of cardinal importance for all those interested in the philosophy of art, the history of criticism, and the history of linguistics.

Cat Trick

Author: Sofie Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101612576

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2161

The fourth mystery in the New York Times bestselling series about two extraordinary cats whose owner can't keep her nose out of trouble... Kathleen Paulson enjoys her life as a small town librarian, but sometimes even small towns can have big problems. The local businesses of Mayville Heights hope to convince Chicago-based company Legacy Tours to sell a vacation package for their town. Legacy Tours partner Mike Glazer grew up in Mayville Heights, but he’s no longer the small town boy people once knew. Even the local bootlegger has an issue with the bossy loudmouth Mike has become—until someone shuts him up for good. When Kathleen discovers Mike’s body on the boardwalk, she can’t help but get involved in the investigation—even if her beau, Detective Marcus Gordon, would rather she didn’t. Now, with a little help from her cats Owen and Hercules, it’s up to Kathleen to make sure the killer is booked for an extended stay in prison before some else takes a permanent vacation.

Rocket Boys - Roman einer Jugend

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 395967726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3295

Für die einen ist Sputnik nur ein heller Fleck am Himmel. Doch Sonny bedeutet er die Welt. In der tristen Bergarbeiterstadt Coalwood gibt es für ihn nur zwei Möglichkeiten: Entweder er erhält ein Football-Stipendium am College oder er fristet sein Dasein in der Kohlemine seines Vaters. Doch Sonny hat eine Mission: Er will eine Rakete bauen. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden wagt er es, seine Zukunft in neue Bahnen zu lenken. Gegen die Angst. Gegen den Willen seines unnahbaren Vaters. Und für die Hoffnungen einer ganzen Stadt. "Wundervoll" The Times "Durch und durch charmant" New York Times "Der Text ist voller Witz, voller Selbstironie, immer erfüllt von Lebensfreude und liebendem Ernst." Die Welt "Homer Hickam erzählt in diesem fantasievollen Roman seine eigene Entwicklung vom Buben zum Nasa-Ingenieur. Es ist der klassische US-Traum - allerdings amüsant, originell und anschaulich aufgeschrieben." Münchner Merkur

Words and Pictures

Lessons in Children's Literature and Literacies

Author: Nina Mikkelsen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Education

Page: 481

View: 3255

This text covers the history of children's books, themes in children's books, genres, conventions of children's books, their basic elements, the creative process, and how to teach using children's books. A strong emphasis is placed on multiculturalism and practical experiences throughout.

Da könnte ich drauf pinkeln

Und weitere Gedichte von Katzen

Author: Francesco Marciuliano

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3864134234

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 9040

Alle Katzen sind Künstler – das beweisen ihre abstrakten Haarbälle, die meisterhaft zerrissenen Vorhänge und die präzise Art, wie sie sich auf frisch gewaschener Wäsche drapieren. Doch auch in poetischer Hinsicht sind sie äußerst begabt, wie feinsinnige Gedichte wie »Ich lecke deine Nase", »Das ist mein Sessel" und »Die Tür ist zu" zeigen. Dieses Buch vereint die besten Gedichte, Klagelieder und Weisheiten von Katzen aus aller Welt und o¬ffenbart deren heimliche Wünsche, innere Konflikte und alle Eigen- und Unarten ihres neurotischen Wesens. Endlich werden Sie verstehen, warum Ihre Katze liebend gern auf Ihrem Gesicht liegt, bevor die Sonne aufgeht, Ihnen hilft, den Nachttisch mit ihrem Schwanz aufzuräumen und warum sie sich unbedingt versichern muss, dass eine Klopapierrolle tatsächlich 1000 Blatt enthält.

Remote Control

Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances

Author: Barbara Kruger

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611060

Category: Art

Page: 251

View: 5081

Essays discuss American popular culture, the emotional impact of art, and economic and political influences on the arts, and review television programs and motion pictures


Haus Der Kunst

Author: Ydessa Hendeles,Chris Dercon,Thomas Weski,Haus der Kunst München

Publisher: Walther Konig


Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 4145

One of the most powerful people in the art world--and the only Canadian on that list--Ydessa Hendeles is renowned not only as one of the foremost supporters of contemporary art but also as a brilliant curator and collector. The collection she has assembled under the auspices of the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation is one of the most original, prescient, and highly regarded contemporary art collections in the world--if one of the lesser known. Large parts of it are being shown for the first time in Haus der Kunst in Munich, assembled and arranged by Hendeles; this book has been conceptualized by her in conjunction with the exhibition. In typical Hendeles fashion, Partnerscombines artworks, press photos, anonymous snapshots, and everyday articles. Maurizio Cattelan's HIm, a depiction of Hitler on his knees, plays a key role, as does a large installation of thousands of historical snapshots of teddy bears.


die Geschichte eines Überlebenden

Author: Art Spiegelman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596180943

Category: Children of Holocaust survivors

Page: 293

View: 3895

"Maus" änderte über Nacht die Geschichte des Comic Strips - aus Kult wurde Kunst. Berichtet wird die authentische Lebensgeschichte des polnischen Juden Wladek Spiegelmann. In Queens, New York, schildert er seinem Sohn die Stationen seines Lebens: Polen und Auschwitz, Stockholm und New York, er erzählt von der Rettung und vom Fluch des Überlebens. Art Spiegelmann hat diese Geschichte aufgezeichnet, indem er das Unaussprechliche Tieren in den Mund legt. Die Juden sind Mäuse, die Deutschen Katzen. [d'après l'éditeur].