The Passionate Eye

The Passionate Eye Author Suzanne Vega
ISBN-10 1903402409
Year 2001-05
Language en

This text is the writings of Suzanne Vega: poems, stories, reminiscences, interviews and song lyrics. Through her words a portrait emerges of an artist whose passion embraces the scope of human existence from love and longing to war and politics.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh Author Pascal Bonafoux
ISBN-10 0500300143
Year 1992
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Thames & Hudson

Through his intense vision Van Gogh was able to create paintings that speak directly to us all, and today this disturbed and rejected misfit is the most universally loved of all artists. The story of his thirty seven years of poverty, loneliness and failure is in fact a triumphant saga of absolute dedication and the final realization of genius. This illustrated volume in the hugely popular New Horizons series, includes the story of his life; his relationships with his brother Theo and contemporaries such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro and Gauguin; his descent into madness and his eventual suicide. As well as the many reproductions of paintings and drawings by Van Gogh and his contemporaries, extensive documentary evidence includes extracts from his letters, critical writings and documentary photographs.

In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food Author Michael Pollan
ISBN-10 9781101147382
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin

#1 New York Times Bestseller Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it? Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating. "Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the nation's food conscience." -Frank Bruni, The New York Times " A remarkable volume . . . engrossing . . . [Pollan] offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave." -The Washington Post "A tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential... [a] lively, invaluable book." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times "In Defense of Food is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots." -The Seattle Times Michael Pollan’s most recent book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education--was published by Penguin Press in April 2013, and in 2016 it serves as the inspiration for a four-part docuseries on Netflix by the same name. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Law Ethics and the Visual Arts

Law  Ethics and the Visual Arts Author John Henry Merryman
ISBN-10 9789041125170
Year 2007
Pages 1324
Language en
Publisher Kluwer Law International

This book describes the collisions between the art world and the law, with a critical eye through a combination of primary source materials, excerpts from professional and art journals, and extensive textual notes. Topics analysed include + the fate of works of art in wartime, + the international trade in stolen and illegally exported cultural property, + artistic freedom, + censorship and state support for art and artists, + copyright, + droit moral and droit de suite, + the artist's professional life and death, + collectors in the art market, + income and estate taxation, + charitable donations and works of art, and + art museums and their collections. The authors are recognised experts in the field who have defined the canon in many aspects of art law.

Becoming Visionary

Becoming Visionary Author Eyal Peretz
ISBN-10 0804756848
Year 2008
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press

How is one to think the significance of the art of film for philosophy? What would it mean to introduce film as a question into the heart of the philosophical enterprise? This book develops a matrix for thinking the relations between philosophy and film and, by extension, between philosophy and the arts.

Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada

Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada Author Lars K. Hallstrom
ISBN-10 9781772120400
Year 2016-05-24
Pages 387
Language en
Publisher University of Alberta

"In step with rural development initiatives across Canada today, these fourteen case studies examine the shift toward sustainability-based planning as a key element of community development. Further, they explore the growth of partnerships between communities and post-secondary institutions, which extend beyond research and education into community development practices, capacity building, and participatory action research. Rural development researchers, decision makers and elected officials at all levels of government, political scientists and policy analysts, and community engagement practitioners will benefit from Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada's ideal, rational progression--which mirrors the policy process itself--from problem identification to engagement, solutions, and evaluation."--

The Invention of the American Art Museum

The Invention of the American Art Museum Author Kathleen Curran
ISBN-10 9781606064788
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Getty Publications

American art museums share a mission and format that differ from those of their European counterparts, which often have origins in aristocratic collections. This groundbreaking work recounts the fascinating story of the invention of the modern American art museum, starting with its roots in the 1870s in the craft museum type, which was based on London’s South Kensington (now the Victoria and Albert) Museum. At the turn of the twentieth century, American planners grew enthusiastic about a new type of museum and presentation that was developed in Northern Europe, particularly in Germany, Switzerland, and Scandinavia. Called Kulturgeschichte (cultural history) museums, they were evocative displays of regional history. American trustees, museum directors, and curators found that the Kulturgeschichte approach offered a variety of transformational options in planning museums, classifying and displaying objects, and broadening collecting categories, including American art and the decorative arts. Leading institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, adopted and developed crucial aspects of the Kulturgeschichte model. By the 1930s, such museum plans and exhibition techniques had become standard practice at museums across the country.

Paul the Passionate Scholar

Paul  the Passionate Scholar Author John D. Rouse, MA
ISBN-10 9781490856315
Year 2014-11-03
Pages 474
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press

This book is God's Word, prayerfully unfolding glimpses into the clarifying elements of the Greek text, augmented by historical images of his times. Designed to arouse believers and further deepen their Christian commitment, it can change lives and augment Christian growth of lay readers. The language of the NT Greek holds many keys for unlocking the riches of God's ?palace.? In a special tour of each chapter, one can marvel over stories of valor and tender moments of love, lavishly displayed in rich flavors and stirring narratives that invigorate the soul.

The Passionate Olive

The Passionate Olive Author Carol Firenze
ISBN-10 034547676X
Year 2005
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.

Furnishes an entertaining and practical collection of family recipes and suggestions on how to use olive oil around the house to clean and polish floors and furniture, soothe colds and sore throats, condition dry hair, rejuvenate plants, preserve cooking utensils, and cook. 30,000 first printing.