Author: Julia L. Hairston,Walter Stephens
Publisher: JHU Press
Human bodies have been represented and defined in various ways across different cultures and historical periods. As an object of interpretation and site of social interaction, the body has throughout history attracted more attention than perhaps any other element of human experience. The essays in this volume explore the manifestations of the body in Italian society from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Adopting a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, these fresh and thought-provoking essays offer original perspectives on corporeality as understood in the early modern literature, art, architecture, science, and politics of Italy. An impressively diverse group of contributors comment on a broad range and variety of conceptualizations of the body, creating a rich dialogue among scholars of early modern Italy. Contributors: Albert R. Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley; Douglas Biow, The University of Texas at Austin; Margaret Brose, University of California, Santa Cruz; Anthony Colantuono, University of Maryland, College Park; Elizabeth Horodowich, New Mexico State University; Sergius Kodera, New Design University, St. Pölten, Austria; Jeanette Kohl, University of California, Riverside; D. Medina Lasansky, Cornell University; Luca Marcozzi, Roma Tre University; Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University; Katharine Park, Harvard University; Sandra Schmidt, Free University of Berlin; Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut
A Photographic Survey
Author: Alison Gernsheim
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Bonnets, capes, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 to 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and members of the middle class as well as celebrities.
Author: Alison Gernsheim
Category: Clothing and dress
Costume book extensively illustrated with photographs of men, women and children attired in fashions of the day.
Category: Electronic journals
Studies in psychoanalysis and culture.
Category: Literature, Modern
Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.
Author: Lois W. Banner
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Category: Social Science
A social history of the American ideal of feminine beauty chronicles changes in taste, fashion, attitudes, morality, style, and behavior from the eighteenth century to the present
Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Category: Literary Criticism
A generous and erudite book...We’re in the company of someone who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us through this companion.' - Michele Roberts, Independent on Sunday 'Superlative...just the sort of relaxed, informative book that Edmund Wilson might have written had he grown interested in the Middle East and its early literature.' - Michael Dirda, Washington Post 'Irwin organizes his material like a good storyteller...he gives us the crystallized sum of The Nights: ancedote, history, moral fable, aphorism, story after story, wonder upon wonder. This monumental, infinitely faceted gem should be every writer's bedtime sampler.' - Michael Moorcock, New Statesman & Society 'A work both learned and witty...Robert Irwin has wonderfully deepened the pleasures and the interest in reading The Arabian Nights as a supreme work of imaginative fiction.' - Marina Warner,TLS
Their Social Standing, Religious Involvements, Decorative Possibilities, and Value in Offence and Defence Through the Ages
Author: Reginald Reynolds
Beards is a philosophic discussion of history from another standpoint-the dialectics of the beard and the razor. This book resounds with the noise of bloody battles fought for the sake of beards; and the thunder of Bell, Book and Candle echo through the bitter pages of theological controversy on the burning question-to shave or not to shave.
Author: Robert Payne Cabeen
Two environmental scientists, one who takes his work and himself seriously, the other a pop culture geek with a junk food habit, struggle for survival when paramilitary fanatics demolish their remote science station in the frozen wasteland at the bottom of the world. Drs. Pratt and Eaton uncover The Order of the Red Wolf's Cold War Era nuclear reactor, but not before it has irradiated the Antarctic fauna and created hordes of ravenous mutations.--- Can the oddball duo survive monstrosities that roam the ruins of their devastated science station? Will they be able overcome their own desperate appetites-born of madness and starvation? One thing is certain; they will learn the meaning of terror when the cold cuts deep.