Icons of England

Publisher : Black Swan Books, Limited
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ISBN : 9781784161965
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (161 users)

Download or read book Icons of England written by Bill Bryson and published by Black Swan Books, Limited. This book was released on 2016-06-30 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies. First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Richard Mabey, Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.

Icons of England

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409095665
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (49 users)

Download or read book Icons of England written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-04-07 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies. First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Richard Mabey , Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.

Icons of the Middle Ages

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313340803
Pages : 705 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Icons of the Middle Ages written by Lister M. Matheson and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 705 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Thomas Becket to Charlemagne, from Leif Erickson to Count Dracula, this series of biographical essays separates truth from legend as it explores the lives of some of the most accomplished and influential figures of medieval history. * Contributions from 18 accomplished scholars and writers bring their fascinating medieval era subjects to life in 20 entries—18 biographical and 2 topical entries * Bibliographical references and "Suggestions for Further Reading" for each chapter

Icons of War and Terror

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136285431
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Icons of War and Terror written by John Tulloch and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-07-26 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the ideas of key thinkers and media practitioners who have examined images and icons of war and terror. Icons of War and Terror explores theories of iconic images of war and terror, not as received pieties but as challenging uncertainties; in doing so, it engages with both critical discourse and conventional image-making. The authors draw on these theories to re-investigate the media/global context of some of the most iconic representations of war and terror in the international ‘risk society’. Among these photojournalistic images are: Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of a naked girl, Kim Phuc, running burned from a napalm attack in Vietnam in June 1972; a quintessential ‘ethnic cleansing’ image of massacred Kosovar Albanian villagers at Racak on January 15, 1999, which finally propelled a hesitant Western alliance into the first of the ‘new humanitarian wars’; Luis Simco’s photograph of marine James Blake Miller, ‘the Marlboro Man’, at Fallujah, Iraq, 2004; the iconic toppling of the World Trade Centre towers in New York by planes on September 11, 2001; and the ‘Falling Man’ icon – one of the most controversial images of 9/11; the image of one of the authors of this book, as close-up victim of the 7/7 terrorist attack on London, which the media quickly labelled iconic. This book will be of great interest to students of media and war, sociology, communications studies, cultural studies, terrorism studies and security studies in general.

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection: From Sleuths to Superheroes [2 volumes]

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313345317
Pages : 700 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection: From Sleuths to Superheroes [2 volumes] written by Mitzi M. Brunsdale and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-07-26 with total page 700 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Icons of Beauty: Art, Culture, and the Image of Women [2 volumes]

Publisher : Greenwood
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ISBN : 0313081565
Pages : 746 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Icons of Beauty: Art, Culture, and the Image of Women [2 volumes] written by Lindsay J. Bosch and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 2009-12-22 with total page 746 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What gives beauty such fascinating power? Why is beauty so easy to recognize but so hard to define? Across cultures and continents and over the centuries the standards of beauty have changed but the desire to portray beauty, to praise beauty, and to possess beauty has never diminished. Icons of Beauty offers an enthralling overview of the most revered icons of female beauty in world art from pre-history to the present. From images of Eve to Cindy Sherman's self-portraits, from Cleopatra to Madonna, from ancient goddesses to modern celebrities, this interdisciplinary set offers fresh insight as to how we can use perceptions of beauty to learn about world cultures, both past and present. Each chapter looks at an individual work of art to pose a question about the power of beauty. What makes beauty modern? What is the influence of celebrities? How do women portray their own beauty in a different manner than men? In-depth profiles of the icons reveal how specific ideas about beauty were developed and expressed, offering a full analysis of their history, cultural significance, and lasting influence. In addition to renowned works of art, Icons of Beauty also looks at icons in literature, film, politics, and contemporary entertainment. Interdisciplinary and multicultural in its approach, chapters inside this set also feature sidebars on provocative topics and issues, such as foot binding and body adornment; myths and practices; opinions and interpretations; and even related films, songs, and even comic book characters. Generously illustrated, this rich set encompasses history, politics, society, women's studies, and art history, making it an indispensable resource for high school and college students as well as general readers.

Identities Across Media and Modes

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9783034303866
Pages : 392 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (33 users)

Download or read book Identities Across Media and Modes written by Giuliana Garzone and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The recognition that identity is mutable, multi-layered and subject to multiple modes of construction and de-construction has contributed to problematizing the issues associated with its representation in discourse, which has recently been attracting increasing attention in different disciplinary areas. Identity representation is the main focus of this volume, which analyses instances of multimedia and multimodal communication to the public at large for commercial, informative, political or cultural purposes. In particular, it examines the impact of the increasingly sophisticated forms of expression made available by the evolution of communication technologies, especially in computer-mediated or web-based settings, but also in more traditional media (press, cinema, TV). The basic assumption shared by all contributors is that communication is the locus where identities, either collective, social or individual, are deliberately constructed and negotiated. In their variety of topics and approaches, the studies collected in this volume testify to the criticality of representing personal, professional and organizational identities through the new media, as their ability to reach a virtually unlimited audience amplifies the potential political, cultural and economic impact of discursive identity constructions. They also confirm that new highly sophisticated media can forge identities well beyond the simply iconic or textual representation, generating deeply interconnected webs of meaning capable of occupying an expanding - and adaptable - discursive space.

Early Exploration of Russia: Historien und Bericht von dem Grossfürstenthumb Muschkow

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 9780415322737
Pages : 720 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (322 users)

Download or read book Early Exploration of Russia: Historien und Bericht von dem Grossfürstenthumb Muschkow written by Petrejus and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2003 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Poem as Icon

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190080434
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

Download or read book The Poem as Icon written by Margaret H. Freeman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-03-13 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poetry is the most complex and intricate of human language used across all languages and cultures. Its relation to the worlds of human experience has perplexed writers and readers for centuries, as has the question of evaluation and judgment: what makes a poem "work" and endure. The Poem as Icon focuses on the art of poetry to explore its nature and function: not interpretation but experience; not what poetry means but what it does. Using both historic and contemporary approaches of embodied cognition from various disciplines, Margaret Freeman argues that a poem's success lies in its ability to become an icon of the felt "being" of reality. Freeman explains how the features of semblance, metaphor, schema, and affect work to make a poem an icon, with detailed examples from various poets. By analyzing the ways poetry provides insights into the workings of human cognition, Freeman claims that taste, beauty, and pleasure in the arts are simply products of the aesthetic faculty, and not the aesthetic faculty itself. The aesthetic faculty, she argues, should be understood as the science of human perception, and therefore constitutive of the cognitive processes of attention, imagination, memory, discrimination, expertise, and judgment.

Icons of Invention

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313347433
Pages : 653 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Icons of Invention written by John W. Klooster and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009-07 with total page 653 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents twenty four inventions that have impacted the modern world from 1400 up to the present, with entries that provide the life of each inventor, a detailed describtion of the invention, and the economic, social, and political impact that the invention had on subsequent history.

Icons of Democracy

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Pages : 422 pages
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Download or read book Icons of Democracy written by Bruce Miroff and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a blend of history, biography, political science, and political theory, he offers examples of the finest democratic leadership as well as cautionary tales of prominent leaders whose styles were essentially aristocratic."--BOOK JACKET.

Icons of Rock

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313338450
Pages : 639 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Icons of Rock written by and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008 with total page 639 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Icons of Rock offers an overview of rock's pervasive role in the United States by profiling the lives and work of the music's most legegendary artists.

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 031308100X
Pages : 819 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Icons of Horror and the Supernatural written by S. T. Joshi and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 819 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each entry discusses a type of monster or villian in horror, science fiction, or supernatural literature or films, providing a history of when it first appeared in the genre, criticism of its incarnations since, and what makes it so frightening.

Icons of Black America

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313376425
Pages : 1122 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Icons of Black America written by Matthew C. Whitaker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 1122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This stunning collection of essays illuminates the lives and legacies of the most famous and powerful individuals, groups, and institutions in African American history. * 100 alphabetically arranged profiles, each accompanied by a photograph

Icons of the American Comic Book

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313399239
Pages : 920 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Icons of the American Comic Book written by Randy Duncan and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-01 with total page 920 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137057262
Pages : 207 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

Download or read book Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World written by M. Williams and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-12-10 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From majestic Celtic crosses to elaborate knotwork designs, visual symbols of Irish identity at its most medieval abound in contemporary culture. Consdering both scholarly and popular perspectives this book offers a commentary on the blending of pasts and presents that finds permanent visualization in these contemporary signs.

Heritage and Identity

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113405338X
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Heritage and Identity written by Marta Anico and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-11-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heritage and Identity explores the complex ways in which heritage actively contributes to the construction and representation of identities in contemporary societies, providing a comprehensive account of the diverse conceptions of heritage and identity across different continents and cultures. This collection of thought-provoking articles from experts in the field captures the richness and diversity of the interlinked themes of heritage and identity. Heritage is more than a simple legacy from the past, and incorporates all elements, past and present, that have the ability to represent particular identities in the public sphere. The editors introduce and discuss a wide range of interconnected topics, including multiculturalism and globalization, local and regional identity, urban heritage, difficult memories, conceptions of history, ethnic representations, repatriation, ownership, controversy, contestation, and ethics and social responsibility. The volume places empirical data within a theoretical and analytical framework and presents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the representation of the past, invaluable for anyone interested in heritage and museum studies.