Silke Otto Knapp

Author: Silke Otto-Knapp
Publisher: Walther Konig
ISBN: 9783865606655
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Silke Otto Knapp. Silke Otto-Knapp works with watercolour and gouache paints on canvas, building up and breaking down the painted surface to create works of subtle effect. Her paintings and drawings explore the interplay of rural and urban aesthetics while illuminating her characters' quotidian experience. Inspired by theatre sets and botanical gardens, these dreamlike compositions are populated by ghostly figures, shadows, and open-aired amphitheatres. This catalogue surveys Otto-Knapp's paintings from the past five years, in which staged figures and landscapes are at the centre of her explorations into the construction of pictorial space. Published on the occasion of the exhibitions (July ndash; September 2009) Present time exercise at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford, and Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. English text.

The Poet S Companion A Guide To The Pleasures Of Writing Poetry

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340880
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The Poet S Companion A Guide To The Pleasures Of Writing Poetry. From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

A History Of Money

Author: Professor Glyn Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783163119
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A History Of Money. A History of Money looks at how money as we know it developed through time. Starting with the barter system, the basic function of exchanging goods evolved into a monetary system based on coins made up of precious metals and, from the 1500s onwards, financial systems were established through which money became intertwined with commerce and trade, to settle by the mid-1800s into a stable system based upon Gold. This book presents its closing argument that, since the collapse of the Gold Standard, the global monetary system has undergone constant crisis and evolution continuing into the present day.

Bas Jan Ader

Author: Jan Verwoert
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Bas Jan Ader. An illustrated investigation into the critical motives behind the last, unfinished work that has defined the romantic legacy of conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader.

The Jews And Modern Capitalism

Author: Werner Sombart
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412826921
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The Jews And Modern Capitalism. Since its first appearance in Germany in 1911, Jews and Modern Capitalism has provoked vehement criticism. As Samuel Z. Klausner emphasizes, the lasting value of Sombart's work rests not in his results-most of which have long since been disproved-but in his point of departure. Openly acknowledging his debt to Max Weber, Sombart set out to prove the double thesis of the Jewish foundation of capitalism and the capitalist foundation of Judaism. Klausner, placing Sombart's work in its historical and societal context, examines the weaknesses and strengths of Jews and Modern Capitalism.

Mimesis And Alterity

Author: Michael T. Taussig
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415906876
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Mimesis And Alterity. In Mimesis and Alterity Taussig undertakes and eccentric history of the mimetic faculty. He moves easily from the nineteenth-century invention of mimetically capacious machines, such as the camera, backwards to the fable of colonial first contact' alleged mimetic prowess of primitives, ' and then forward to contemporary time, when the idea of alterity is increasingly unstable. Utilizing anthropological theory, Taussig blends Latin American ethnography and colonial history with the insights of Walter Benjamin, Adorno and Horkheimer. Vigorous and unorthodox, Taussig's understanding of mimesis in different cultures deepens our meaning of ethnography, racism and society.