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Phantom Skies Shifting Ground

Phantom Skies   Shifting Ground Author Byron Wolfe
ISBN-10 1942185146
Release 2017
Pages 164
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A fascinating collaborative investigation of some of the earliest photographs of Latin America by the renowned 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge

Bending the Frame

Bending the Frame Author Fred Ritchin
ISBN-10 1597111201
Release 2013
Pages 175
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The older paradigm for photojournalists was to simply record events, with the hopeand frequently the expectationthat people and their governments would be moved to respond to the injustices pictured; as witnessed by the impact of certain images during the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. Given evolving media and political climates, however, including the billions of images now available online from all kinds of sources, the purpose and effectiveness of media, in particular of visual journalism, has been called into question. Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and Citzenship, by author and critic Fred Ritchin, addresses the new and emerging potentials for visual media to impact society. Ritchin examines the historical and contemporary uses of photography and related media to inspire social change. From the unintended consequences of citizen journalism and leaked images such as those from Abu Ghraib, to the new strategies by visual journalists and the targeted human rights projects by documentary photographers, the intention of this book is to provide a much-needed critical approach to the issues involved in such efforts. Also encompassing online efforts, uses of video, and a diverse range of books and exhibitions, Bending the Frame aims for as wide-ranging and farreaching a discussion as possible, asking the critical question: how can images promote new thinking and make a difference in the world?

The Island of the Colorblind

The Island of the Colorblind Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 9780345805898
Release 2012-11-14
Pages 336
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Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace. Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture. The islands reawaken Sacks's lifelong passion for botany--in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic--and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human. From the Hardcover edition.


Herestillnow Author
ISBN-10 3868287825
Release 2017-07
Pages 112
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D'Amato's portraits give individual faces to the ongoing crisis in African-American communities like Chicago's West Side

Alison Rossiter Expired Paper

Alison Rossiter  Expired Paper Author
ISBN-10 1942185332
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 196
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"Conceptual abstraction par excellence" -The New York Times Divided into sections that represent the breadth of Alison Rossiter's (born 1953) process and vision, Expired Paper offers a comprehensive look at the artist's body of cameraless photo-art--Latent, Landscapes, Pools, Pours, Dips, Blurs, Fours and Collages. Art critic Leah Ollman has been contemplating Rossiter's work for years, and her accompanying text serves as an ideal complement to the images: "All of the works pay homage to the rich idiosyncrasies of photographic papers across history, and restore a sanctity to the photograph as object. Made without cameras, lenses or film, the works are nothing but process and materiality." The book also includes a selection of early 20th-century photographic paper packages (which the artist has collected for over 10 years) in a separate booklet.

Revealing Selves

Revealing Selves Author Kike Arnal
ISBN-10 1620972875
Release 2018
Pages 160
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Argentina was the first nation in Latin America to legalise same-sex marriage, but the situation is far from perfect. In the beautifully packaged and affordably priced Revealing Selves, award-winning photographer Kike Amal collaborates with individuals in Argentinian transgender communities, living side by side with them and documenting their day-to-day lives in a series of strikingly intimate colour and black-and-white images. Revealing Selves is both a celebration of the trans community in Argentina and a clear-eyed examination of what remains to be done in the struggle for trans rights.

The Architecture of Neoliberalism

The Architecture of Neoliberalism Author Douglas Spencer
ISBN-10 9781472581532
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 232
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The Architecture of Neoliberalism pursues an uncompromising critique of the neoliberal turn in contemporary architecture. This book reveals how a self-styled parametric and post-critical architecture serves mechanisms of control and compliance while promoting itself, at the same time, as progressive. Spencer's incisive analysis of the architecture and writings of figures such as Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher, Rem Koolhaas, and Greg Lynn shows them to be in thrall to the same notions of liberty as are propounded in neoliberal thought. Analysing architectural projects in the fields of education, consumption and labour, The Architecture of Neoliberalism examines the part played by contemporary architecture in refashioning human subjects into the compliant figures - student-entrepreneurs, citizen-consumers and team-workers - requisite to the universal implementation of a form of existence devoted to market imperatives.

The Fantastic Family Whipple

The Fantastic Family Whipple Author Matthew Ward
ISBN-10 9781595146908
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 400
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Eleven-year-old Arthur Whipple, the only ordinary member of a family obsessed with breaking world records, investigates when his family members become involved in mysterious accidents shortly before a major competition.

O er the Wide and Tractless Sea

O er the Wide and Tractless Sea Author Michael P. Dyer (Historian)
ISBN-10 0997516135
Release 2017
Pages 365
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O er the Wide and Tractless Sea has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from O er the Wide and Tractless Sea also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full O er the Wide and Tractless Sea book for free.

The Movement of Clouds Around Mount Fuji

The Movement of Clouds Around Mount Fuji Author Helmut Völter
ISBN-10 3944669606
Release 2016
Pages 376
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In the late 1920s, Japanese physicist Masanao Abe built an observatory with a view of Mount Fuji. From it, over the course of fifteen years, he recorded the clouds that surrounded the mountain. He was interested in the scientific question of how the air currents around Fuji could be visualized by means of film and photography. Albeit unintentionally, Abe's motifs fit into a long iconographic tradition: the mountain and the clouds. For decades his archive was left untouched in a Tokyo garden shed. Helmut V�lter, who discovered Abe's legacy while working on his book Cloud Studies, sifted through the images of the passionate cineaste who saw a combination of individual images, moving pictures and stereo recordings as the ideal form of scientific evidence. The mere contemplation of these dynamic cloud photographs centring on snow-covered Fuji seems to lift the viewer into the air.

Albert Elm What Sort of Life Is This

Albert Elm  What Sort of Life Is This Author
ISBN-10 098978598X
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 128
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What does the world look like? What feelings does it stimulate? Why do we photograph it so urgently? Since 2009, Danish photographer Albert Elm (born 1990) has pursued his curiosity about human existence with a restless energy and intrepid wanderlust, crossing far-flung time zones, boarding the Trans-Siberian Railway, traveling alone in Dubai, China, India, or just walking through his neighborhood in Copenhagen. What Sort of Life Is Thisremixes Elm's distant and local journeys into a bright, bewildering panoply of narrative fragments and surreal compositions that feels both global and personal, fractured yet strangely complete. Photographed using a 35mm film camera (color and black and white) and referencing numerous styles and genres, the work explodes with the spontaneous color and complexity of life--tender, violent, lonely, joyful, bizarre. Equalizing the exotic and the banal, the book treats every picture as if it were made in the same mystifying place: the world itself.

Shih Chieh Huang Reusable Universes

Shih Chieh Huang  Reusable Universes Author Shih Chieh Huang
ISBN-10 1941753175
Release 2018-02-27
Pages 72
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Packaged in a resealable plastic envelope, Reusable Universes serves as an instruction manual to the immersive kinetic art of Taiwanese artist Shih Chieh Huang (born 1975), showing how nature, technology and everyday materials inspire Huang's practice.

Beyond Drifting

Beyond Drifting Author
ISBN-10 0994791917
Release 2017-05
Pages 104
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A fine art photobook highlighting environmental disaster with a unique collection of plankton 'specimen' photographs, revealed to be beautifully photographed objects of plastic debris recovered off the shores of Ireland. Antique design reflects on a time before plastic while exposing the urgent issue of severe pollution in our natural environment.

Lauren Greenfield Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield  Generation Wealth Author Lauren Greenfield
ISBN-10 0714872121
Release 2017-05-15
Pages 504
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A highly anticipated monograph from the internationally acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.

Nancy Borowick the Family Imprint

Nancy Borowick  the Family Imprint Author James Estrin
ISBN-10 3775742484
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 200
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When American photojournalist Nancy Borowick’s (born 1985) parents Howie and Laurel were diagnosed with stage-four cancer and underwent simultaneous treatment, she did the only thing she knew how to do: she documented it. By turning the camera on her family’s life during this most intimate time, Borowick learned a great deal about herself, family and relationships in general. Borowick's father died in 2013, and her mother followed 364 days later. The lessons she garnered from Howie and Laurel were plentiful: always call when the airplane lands, never pass on blueberry pie, and most importantly, family is love and love is family. “Though it is nothing she would have wished for, in a relatively short time Nancy Borowick became an expert in photographing death.” —The New York Times

Aerial Geology

Aerial Geology Author Mary Caperton Morton
ISBN-10 9781604698350
Release 2017-10-04
Pages 256
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“Get your head into the clouds with Aerial Geology.” —The New York Times Book Review Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah and to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy. Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and clarify scientific concepts. Fact-filled, curious, and way more fun than the geology you remember from grade school, Aerial Geology is a must-have for the insatiably curious, armchair geologists, million-mile travelers, and anyone who has stared out the window of a plane and wondered what was below.

Guant namo and American Empire

Guant  namo and American Empire Author Don E. Walicek
ISBN-10 9783319622682
Release 2018-01-30
Pages 302
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This book explores the humanities as an insightful platform for understanding and responding to the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, other manifestations of “Guantánamo,” and the contested place of freedom in American Empire. It presents the work of scholars and writers based in Cuba’s Guantánamo Province and various parts of the US. Its essays, short stories, poetry, and other texts engage the far-reaching meaning and significance of Gitmo by bringing together what happens on the U.S. side of the fence—or “la cerca,” as it is called in Cuba—with perspectives from the outside world. Chapters include critiques of artistic renderings of the Guantánamo region; historical narratives contemplating the significance of freedom; analyses of the ways the base and region inform the Cuban imaginary; and fiction and poetry published for the first time in English. Not simply a critique of imperialism, this volume presents politically engaged commentary that suggests a way forward for a site of global contact and conflict.