Portraits

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Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714865379
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Portraits. A brand new edition: the most comprehensive and up-to-date portfolio of McCurry's portraiture.

Portraits

Author: Edward Shils
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226753362
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Portraits. In these vivid portraits of prominent twentieth-century intellectuals, Edward Shils couples the sensitivity of a biographer with the profound knowledge of a highly respected scholar. Ranging as widely across various disciplines as Shils himself did, the essays gathered here share a distaste for faddists who "run with the intellectual mob" and a deep respect for intellectuals who maintain their integrity under great pressure. Highlights include an affectionate treatment of Leo Szilard, the physicist whose involvement with the development of the atomic bomb led him to work ceaselessly to address its social consequences; a discussion of the educational philosophy of Robert Maynard Hutchins, the University of Chicago's fifth and most controversial president; an appreciative account of the Polish emigré Leopold Labedz's well-informed and outspoken resistance to Communism; and an essay about the extraordinary Indian writer Nirad Chaudhuri. Many of these essays have appeared in The American Scholar, edited by Joseph Epstein, who introduces this volume with his own portrait of Edward Shils. "Though professionally a sociologist, Edward Shils was a man of wide cosmopolitan culture and experience, greatly concerned with the public problems of his time: in particular with those created by the rise of new and dangerous ideologies, the frightening possibilities of science, and the apparent abrogation of public responsibility by many Western intellectuals."—Hugh Trevor-Roper The late Edward Shils was a member of the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought for forty-five years and a fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge University. His many books include The Calling of Sociology and The Intellectuals and the Powers, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Portraits

Author: John Berger
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781784781798
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Portraits. A major new book from one of the world's leading writers and art critics John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists. In Portraits, Berger grounds the artists in their historical milieu in revolutionary ways, whether enlarging on the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves or Cy Twombly's linguistic and pictorial play. In penetrating and singular prose, Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about artists both canonized and obscure, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Throughout, Berger maintains the essential connection between politics, art and the wider study of culture. The result is an illuminating walk through many centuries of visual culture, from one of the contemporary world's most incisive critical voices.

Ancient Portraits From The Athenian Agora

Author: Evelyn Byrd Harrison
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616055
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Ancient Portraits From The Athenian Agora. Although the famous bronze statues seen by the Roman tourist Pausanias have been melted down, the Agora preserves a number of fine portraits in stone. While a few of these are named, most of the portraits in this booklet represent ordinary men and women; priests, athletes, and officials. Referring to over 40 black and white photos, the author discusses hairstyles, clothing and facial expressions to shed light on the individuals depicted.

Portraits Of White Racism

Author: David T. Wellman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521458108
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Portraits Of White Racism. First published in 1977, this book advanced a distinctively sociological theory of racism. In this revised edition the theoretical perspective is updated.

Portraits Of The L2 User

Author: Vivian Cook
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853595837
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Portraits Of The L2 User. "Portraits of the L2 User treats second language users in their own right rather than as failed native speakers. It describes a range of psychological and linguistic approaches to diverse topics about L2 users. It thus provides an overview of current second language acquisition theories, results and methods, seen from a common perspective."--Jacket.

Portraits Of Basques In The New World

Author: Richard W. Etulain
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874173321
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Portraits Of Basques In The New World. This collection of essays provides an overview of the varied Basque experiences throughout the American Far West. It covers four centuries in three parts: the Basque diaspora in the New World; immigration and assimilation; and modern Basques.

Portraits Of Courage

Author: George W. Bush
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0804189765
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Portraits Of Courage. "Growing out of President Bush's own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, [this book] brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11--and whom he has come to know personally ... Each painting in this ... hardcover volume is accompanied by the ... story of the veteran depicted, written by the President"--Amazon.com.

Portraits Of Jesus

Author: Robert Imperato
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761843252
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Portraits Of Jesus. I do believe that the kind of New Testament survey material that Dr. Imperato has prepared can stimulate the interest of newcomers to the field, especially college undergraduates and others who have a cultural connection to the Bible but very slender acquaintance with it. The observation of parallel versions of the same pericope in the gospels is usually a new and intriguing experience for this constituency, which is often predisposed to consider the sacred texts dryly uniform and threadbare. In respect to Paul, there is next to no undistorted prior exposure to build upon, especially among Catholics, so an introduction to his prominent themes — but only with understanding of his texts as genuine letters, not treatises — can arouse interest in further assisted reading. Dr. Imperato's sketches are properly dedicated to such reading assistance, not to furnishing "cliff notes" in place of the Bible. This is why I think his work can be of considerable educational value. — The Rev. Dr. Richard J. Dillon, Senior Professor of Theology (New Testament), Fordham University, former general editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly