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Living Powers RLE Edu K

Living Powers RLE Edu K Author Peter Abbs
ISBN-10 9781136495168
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 248
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When originally published this was the first book to offer a collective history of all the arts – Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Literature and Film – in the curriculum. It also offers a coherent framework for the teaching of arts which is in line with the best current trends since the Gulbenkian Report of 1982. It insists that the arts, seen together should be an essential part of the national curriculum.

The Educational Imperative

The Educational Imperative Author Peter Abbs Lecturer in Education, University of Sussex.
ISBN-10 9781136364440
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 250
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Written with both the cultural and moral crisis and the challenge of the future in mind, Peter Abbs's book charts an open, clear, and positive way forward for education. Divided into four sections, the first examines the true and fitting ends of education and outlines a positive conception of education as an initiation into critical enquiry and the personal art of learning. The two middle sections consider aesthetic education. Abbs confronts government approaches to arts teaching and offers an alternative dynamic paradigm within which the creativity of the culture transmitted down the ages and the creativity of the individual seen as biologically given must be combined. The outcome of this is explored, in detail, in relation to the teaching of literature, creative writing and drama. The final section offers critical appraisals of influential figures in the arts field:; Herbert Reid, the late Peter Fuller and David Holbrook.

Against the Flow

Against the Flow Author Peter Abbs
ISBN-10 0415297923
Release 2003
Pages 173
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At once provocative and inspiring, Against the Flow is a work of polemic from an internationally respected writer and thinker on arts education. Peter Abbs argues that contemporary education ignores the aesthetic and ethical as a result of being in thrall to such forces as the market economy and managerial and functional dictates. He identifies the present education system as being inimical to creativity and authentic learning and instead, narrowly focused on the quantitative measuring of results. This absence of a creative and ethical dimension in education has implications for art making in wider society. Art is shown as emerging from, and appealing to, the ironic postmodernist sensibility and mass media-led culture, while being devoid of philosophical significance. This book opens up a fresh and timely debate about the vital power of creativity in modern education. Drawing on examples from modern poetry, literature and visual art, it is an eloquent and passionate argument for the need to develop ethical and aesthetic energies to confront the growing vacuity of contemporary culture.

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland Author Howard Pollack
ISBN-10 9781627798495
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 702
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A candid and fascinating portrait of the American composer. The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Aaron Copland (1900-1990) became one of America's most beloved and esteemed composers. His work, which includes Fanfare for the Common Man, A Lincoln Portrait, and Appalachian Spring, has been honored by a huge following of devoted listeners. But the full richness of Copland's life and accomplishments has never, until now, been documented or understood. Howard Pollack's meticulously researched and engrossing biography explores the symphony of Copland's life: his childhood in Brooklyn; his homosexuality; Paris in the early 1920s; the Alfred Stieglitz circle; his experimentation with jazz; the communist witch trials; Hollywood in the forties; public disappointment with his later, intellectual work; and his struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, Pollack presents informed discussions of Copland's music, explaining and clarifying its newness and originality, its aesthetic and social aspects, its distinctive and enduring personality. "Not only a success in its own right, but a valuable model of what biography can and probably should be. " - Kirkus Reviews

Hard Bop Academy

Hard Bop Academy Author Alan Goldsher
ISBN-10 0634037935
Release 2002
Pages 179
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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers was one of the most enduring, popular, reliable and vital small bands in modern jazz history. Blakey was not only a distinguished, inventive and powerful drummer, but along with Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, he was one of jazz's foremost talent scouts. The musicians who flowed seamlessly in and out of this constantly evolving collective during its 36-year run were among the most important artists not just of their eras, but of any era. Though their respective innovations were vital to the evolution of bebop, hard bop and neo bop, the recorded work of the Messengers sidemen has never been properly analyzed. Until now. Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers critically examines the multitude of gifted artists who populated the many editions of the Jazz Messengers. In addition to dissecting the sidemen's most consequential work with Blakey's band, jazz musician and acclaimed novelist Alan Goldsher offers up engaging profiles of everyone from Wynton Marsalis to Terence Blanchard to Hank Mobley to Wayne Shorter to Horace Silver to Keith Jarrett to Curtis Fuller to Steve Davis. And that's only the beginning. Goldsher conducted over 30 interviews with surviving graduates of Blakey's Hard Bop Academy, many of whom spoke at length of their tenure with the legendary "Buhaina" for the first time. Alan Goldsher is a bassist who has recorded with Janet Jackson, Digable Planets, Cypress Hill and Naughty By Nature. His writing has been published in Bass Player, Tower Pulse, Sport and BasketBull: Chicago Bulls Magazine. Goldsher's debut novel, Jam, was published in 2002 by Permanent Press. He lives in Chicago. Hardcover.


Heart Author Dick Cheney
ISBN-10 9781476725413
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 352
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

John Law

John Law Author Antoin E. Murphy
ISBN-10 019828649X
Release 1997
Pages 391
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John Law (1671-1729) is most widely known outside economics as a rake, duellist and gambler. This intellectual biography of the Scottish-born economic theorist and policy-maker shows him to have been a significant economic theorist when economic conceptualization was very much at an embryonic stage. It also explains his ultimate failure.

The Lost History of 1914

The Lost History of 1914 Author Jack Beatty
ISBN-10 9780802779106
Release 2012-02-22
Pages 400
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In The Lost History of 1914, Jack Beatty offers a highly original view of World War I, testing against fresh evidence the long-dominant assumption that it was inevitable. "Most books set in 1914 map the path leading to war," Beatty writes. "This one maps the multiple paths that led away from it." Chronicling largely forgotten events faced by each of the belligerent countries in the months before the war started in August, Beatty shows how any one of them-a possible military coup in Germany; an imminent civil war in Britain; the murder trial of the wife of the likely next premier of France, who sought détente with Germany-might have derailed the war or brought it to a different end. In Beatty's hands, these stories open into epiphanies of national character, and offer dramatic portraits of the year's major actors-Kaiser Wilhelm, Tsar Nicholas II , Woodrow Wilson, along with forgotten or overlooked characters such as Pancho Villa, Rasputin, and Herbert Hoover. Europe's ruling classes, Beatty shows, were so haunted by fear of those below that they mistook democratization for revolution, and were tempted to "escape forward" into war to head it off. Beatty's powerful rendering of the combat between August 1914 and January 1915 which killed more than one million men, restores lost history, revealing how trench warfare, long depicted as death's victory, was actually a life-saving strategy. Beatty's deeply insightful book-as elegantly written as it is thought-provoking and probing-lights a lost world about to blow itself up in what George Kennan called "the seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century." It also arms readers against narratives of historical inevitability in today's world.

The Forms of Narrative

The Forms of Narrative Author Peter Abbs
ISBN-10 0521371597
Release 1990-05-31
Pages 192
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These two companion volumes provide students aged 14-18 with a practical 'map' of the various literary forms of English. Each volume offers a diverse and imaginative anthology chosen from the whole field of English literature. They aim to encourage students to explore in practical ways the scope, development and uses of form in English. Each chapter offers a wide range of stimulating assignments both for use in the classroom and for personal study. Both volumes are illustrated throughout to provide a full context for the writing which is represented.

Ancient Rage

Ancient Rage Author Mary Lee Wile
ISBN-10 0783815808
Release 1995
Pages 189
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This is a powerful novel that captures the varying emotions of two mothers, Mary (mother of Jesus) and Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) and the friendship that develops between them.

Knight Impossible 4

Knight  Impossible  4 Author Julia Sykes
Pages 308
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Book 4 in the USA Today Bestselling Impossible Series--Can be read as a standalone. My captor tormented me until I forgot my own name. Then my new Master came and saved me. He tries to make me see him as FBI agent Smith James, but I can only think of him as Master. He is obsessed with putting the pieces of my shattered soul back together. He wants to heal me, but I'm scared. If I'm not a slave, he won't be my Master anymore. I might be a shadow of the woman I was, but without him I would cease to exist altogether. I've found my salvation in his obsession, my freedom in his captivity. If I can make him love me, he'll never let me go. Note: Knight contains scorching hot scenes of BDSM!

Smart Sexy and Secretive

Smart  Sexy  and Secretive Author Tammy Falkner
ISBN-10 9780988742956
Release 2014-07-19
Pages 250
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Emily I'm back in New York, ready to start my brand new life with Logan. Things are still up in the air between us, and it has been three months since I've even talked to him. But there's one thing I'm certain of -- I can't live without him. Logan I need her like I need air. But now she's back, and her dad and her ex-boyfriend are conspiring to keep us apart. We can do this, though. Can't we? We can make this work? We have to, because I can't imagine my life without her.


Booty Author Stefano Mazzotti
ISBN-10 0865621918
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 48
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Yo ho, indeed! Here's a magnificent gallery of exquisite lady pirate portraits by one of the great erotic pin-up artists working today -- Stefano Mazzotti. His photo-realism blends seamlessly with the fantasy of beautiful brigands (brigandettes?) fully prepared to attack your mast and swarm your deck in search of treasure, pleasure, and yes -- BOOTY! From his works in the "Velvet Love" series, as well as "Tatz: Sin on Skin", Mazzotti is turning into one of the hottest, most requested talents in the SQP mega-pool of illustrators! We're delighted to present this latest collection of brand new works. Eye-patch and peg-leg not required to thoroughly enjoy this book, although you will let out with the occasional "ARRRRRRR"!

Help Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade

Help  Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade Author Henry Winkler
ISBN-10 1599611066
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 156
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Fearing that he may be failing fourth grade, Hank enlists the help of his friends, and even his annoying younger sister, in an effort to prevent his parents from attending a parent-teacher conference.

Zarela s Veracruz

Zarela s Veracruz Author Zarela Martinez
ISBN-10 0618444106
Release 2004-04
Pages 400
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Capturing the easy-going atmosphere of Mexico's eastern coastal cuisine, this Veracruz cookbook reveals various delicious combinations for seafood, chicken, vegetables, olive oil, and fresh herbs, featuring more than 150 recipes that reveal the dishes' Spanish culinary roots. Reprint.

Disquiet Please

Disquiet  Please Author David Remnick
ISBN-10 9780812979978
Release 2010
Pages 525
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A compendium of literary humor from the pages of "The New Yorker" features essays and articles by S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and Ian Frazier.

The War at Sea

The War at Sea Author Andrew Forbes
ISBN-10 0992500478
Release 2015-12-01
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The War at Sea has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The War at Sea also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The War at Sea book for free.