A Reading Guide
Author: Robert Imperato
Publisher: University Press of America
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
Author: Cynthia Freeland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
`A boundary-breaking book, mobilizing art for philosophical purposes with exciting and enlightening results.' Ivan Gaskell, Harvard University --
Biographical Representation in the Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire
Author: Mark Edwards,Simon Swain
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection of essays illustrates the growth of interest in the representation of individuals, which resulted from the changed environment within which Greek and Latin authors worked in late antiquity. The writings studied are not confined to biographies in the formal sense, since the aim of the collection is to show how the gamut of literary genres was modified by the presence of a new biographical ingredient. Simon Swain's general survey of the biographical elements in late antique writing is followed by studies of Aulus Gellius, Dio Cassius, Jewish Martyrs, Simon Magus, Constantine, and Daniel the Stylite. The subjects all fall within the period of the Roman empire, and illustrate the importance of individual personality in literature for an age in which few individuals could hope to achieve political significance. Mark Edward's epilogue discusses the possibility of a distinction between `biography' and 'the biographical' in ancient literature.
Edward Weston Portraits is the first published collection of Edward Weston's most revealing portraits and shows the artist at his most inspired: "rendering the very substance, the deeper inner image" of sons, lovers, friends, and fellow artists with such commanding immediacy that they linger in the mind's eye long after viewing. Weston seized the photographic moment through a shrewd and unusual technique: by only pretending to shoot film for a period of time before actually taking the photograph, and then flashing the lens cap without the subjects' knowing, he cleverly guided them beyond "the pose", even allowing his sitters to wander freely about the studio. From the smoldering intensity on the face of Mexican painter Jose Clemete Orozco to the beguilingly sensual elegance achieved in nude depictions of Charis Wilson - Weston's greatest sitter and most enduring love - the photographer again and again transformed the realistic into the immanently mystical. Encompassing 72 duotone prints, Edward Weston Portraits treats its subject with the care and respect that Weston did his: on equal terms. A foreword by Cole Weston and a biographical essay by Susan Morgan, correspondence from Weston's lifelong friends, and excerpted texts from his daybooks all enhance and deepen our understanding of the photographs. A new window on Edward Weston's supreme talent, a documentary glimpse of his extraordinary circle of acquaintances, and a paradigm of photographic portaiture. Edward Weston Portraits evinces what Robinson Jeffers called "unmeasured power, incredible passion, enormous craft".
Author: Noah Baerman
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
The Portraits series fills one of the longtime gaps in student-level piano repertoire by presenting colorful, fun-to-play pieces in jazz, blues, rock and other popular styles. Portraits invites you on a guided tour through the music of various artists in these styles, exploring what gives each artist his or her own special sound, while the progressively arranged original pieces allow you to try out these styles on your own. Each piece is accompanied by a biography and photo of the artist who inspired it, listening suggestions and specially tailored preparatory exercises. While the Portraits books are recommended for students age 12 and older, younger musicians will certainly enjoy playing the pieces under the guidance of a teacher. A CD that demonstrates all the examples and allows you to play along (with solo keyboard or full band) is also available. The Portraits series is designed to complement all popular piano methods, including adult methods.
Author: William Cheung
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
A good portrait is a treasure that captures and conveys a person's spirit. It can be candid-snapped on an impulse in one hundredth of a second-or the result of a complex setup and a full day's work. The picture can show the full face or focus on an eye, expressive hands, engaging smile, or out-of-focus turn of the head. And, what's particularly wonderful for photographers, even the simplest camera can do the trick. See what's possible in a series of remarkable portraits--both artistic and commercial--all with short texts on their composition, hints on using color, and tips on techniques that help you take an unforgettable photo. Arrange flattering and mood-enhancing lighting, discover new ways of making your subject feel comfortable, and know how to be prepared for the sudden, fabulous moment that might never come again. It's an unequalled education in portraiture!
Greek Kings as Egyptian Pharaohs
Author: Paul Edmund Stanwick
Publisher: University of Texas Press
As archaeologists recover the lost treasures of Alexandria, the modern world is marveling at the latter-day glory of ancient Egypt and the Greeks who ruled it from the ascension of Ptolemy I in 306 B.C. to the death of Cleopatra the Great in 30 B.C. The abundance and magnificence of royal sculptures from this period testify to the power of the Ptolemaic dynasty and its influence on Egyptian artistic traditions that even then were more than two thousand years old. In this book, Paul Edmund Stanwick undertakes the first complete study of Egyptian-style portraits of the Ptolemies. Examining one hundred and fifty sculptures from the vantage points of literary evidence, archaeology, history, religion, and stylistic development, he fully explores how they meld Egyptian and Greek cultural traditions and evoke surrounding social developments and political events. To do this, he develops a "visual vocabulary" for reading royal portraiture and discusses how the portraits helped legitimate the Ptolemies and advance their ideology. Stanwick also sheds new light on the chronology of the sculptures, giving dates to many previously undated ones and showing that others belong outside the Ptolemaic period.
Author: Robert Slater
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Tells the stories of inventors, computer scientists, mathematicians, businessmen, and programmers who have contributed to the computer revolution
Author: Gerhard Roth
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Category: Literary Collections
Mehr als dreißig Jahre lang hat Gerhard Roth neben seiner Arbeit als Romancier Menschen porträtiert, die zu den größten und bemerkenswertesten ihres Faches gehören. Viele dieser aus intensiven Begegnungen entstandenen Porträts widmen sich bedeutenden Autoren wie Elias Canetti, Max Frisch oder Thomas Bernhard, andere beschäftigen sich mit außergewöhnlichen künstlerischen Außenseitern wie August Walla, Bruno Gironcoli und Franz Gsellmann. Darüber hinaus spannt sich der Bogen weit: vom Bombenleger und mehrfachen Mörder Franz Fuchs bis zum Fußballtrainer Ivan Osim, vom »Zirkuskünstler« André Heller bis zum legendären österreichischen Bundeskanzler Bruno Kreisky. Vincent van Gogh: Geheimnisse und Wahrheiten – Max Frisch: Fuchsjagd an den Ufern des Zürichsees – Elias Canetti: Im Spiegelkabinett der zweitausend Masken – Thomas Bernhard: Der lebendige Tote – Bruno Kreisky: Ein österreichisches Schauspiel – Simon Wiesenthal: Der Ingenieur der Erinnerung – Franz Fuchs: Das Bombenhirn – Franz Gsellmann: Die Weltmaschine am Ende der Welt – August Walla: Die Welt im Zimmer – Bruno Gironcoli: Der Künstler als Regent des Chaos – Günter Brus: Eine abenteuerliche Reise durchs Gehirn – Ivan Osim: Der schweigende Merlin des Fußballsports – André Heller: Ein Circustraum – Tennessee Williams: Der Schlangenbeschwörer – Eugène Ionesco: »Ich habe alle meine Fässer geleert« – Abschied von Wolfgang Bauer
Author: Evelyn Byrd Harrison
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.
Linguistic Play and Cultural Symbols Among the Western Apache
Author: Keith H. Basso
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
'The Whiteman' is one of the most powerful and pervasive symbols in contemporary American Indian cultures. Portraits of 'the Whiteman': linguistic play and cultural symbols among the Western Apache investigates a complex form of joking in which Apaches stage carefully crafted imitations of Anglo-Americans and, by means of these characterizations, give audible voice and visible substance to their conceptions of this most pressing of social 'problems'. Keith Basso's essay, based on linguistic and ethnographic materials collected in Cibecue, a Western Apache community, provides interpretations of selected joking encounters to demonstrate how Apaches go about making sense of the behaviour of Anglo-Americans. This study draws on theory in symbolic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and the dramaturgical model of human communication developed by Erving Goffman. Although the assumptions and premises that shape these areas of inquiry are held by some to be quite disparate, this analysis shows them to be fully compatible and mutually complementary.
Observations and Interpretations of the Fifty Snare Drum Etudes from "Portraits in Rhythm"
Author: Anthony J. Cirone
Publisher: Alfred Music
The Portraits in Rhythm Study Guide contains a detailed analysis of the fifty snare drum etudes from Portraits in Rhythm. The observations and interpretations represent many years of performing and teaching. This comprehensive study guide gives you the author's insight on how to maximize the exercises, and it inspires skills which will carry over to other compositions and performances.