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Kitawa

Kitawa

The Thinking Hand and the Making Mind

  • Author: Giancarlo Scoditti
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781907774430
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 202
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Sketching and carving both visualize and memorize a given image, but within Nowau culture the manner in which this is achieved in a canoe prowboard is entirely different than in a conventional drawing. When studying the impressive ceremonial canoes of Kitawa, in the Milne Bay Province, Scoditti became struck by the absolute predominance of the artist's mind in the process of creating images: all its stages, its uncertainties and experimentation, must unfold within its silent, rarefied space. Finding parallels with poetic and musical composition, Scoditti gained insight into the Nowau processes of creation through the critiques Kitwan carvers made of his own fieldwork sketchbooks. Spurred on by their curiosity, the anthropologist handed over his art materials to the carvers to make their own drawings on paper or cardboard. Traditional pigments were added to the unfamiliar media of watercolour, acrylic and ballpoint pen. This exercise was all the more fascinating given the prohibition of drawing on the surface of the wood before carving. On return to Italy, an architect and an artist from the tradition of Italian Abstraction responded with their own interpretations of the canoe prowboard and its relationship to the Nautilus shell. All these drawing are brought together in this book, along with Scoditti's sketches from fieldwork and ethnographic collections in Newcastle upon Tyne and Rome.The fieldworker's or museum ethnographer's sketches are never going to be quite the same. Through the double filter of Kitawan philosophy and Scoditti's ruminations, the apparently simple triad of sketch - drawing - carving opens out into a discourse on the creative mind. The Kitawan creator - here primarily the male carver - does not have to demonstrate how he creates, and what springs from these pages have a fascination of their own. Several distinctive hands, Kitawan and Italian, reflect from different interpretive and professional vantage points on the very process of drawing through doing exactly that, drawing. The result are images that delight and challenge, sensitively assembled, beautifully reproduced. An extraordinary record of creativity, and a rare corpus of visual memorials.Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge

Transitions and Transformations in the History of Religions

Transitions and Transformations in the History of Religions

Essays in Honor of Joseph M. Kitagawa

  • Author: Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa,Frank E. Reynolds,Theodore M. Ludwig
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004061125
  • Category: Festschriften
  • Page: 285
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The Thinking Hand

The Thinking Hand

Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture

  • Author: Juhani Pallasmaa
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780470779293
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 160
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In our current global networked culture that puts so much emphasison the virtual and the visual, the mind and the body have becomedetached and ultimately disconnected. Though physical appearance isidolised for its sexual appeal and its social identity, the role ofthe body in developing a full understanding of the physical worldand the human condition has become neglected. The potential of thehuman body as a knowing entity – with all our senses as wellas our entire bodily functions being structured to produce andmaintain silent knowledge together – fails to be recognised. It is only through the unity of mind and body that craftsmanshipand artistic work can be fully realised. Even those endeavours thatare generally regarded as solely intellectual, such as writing andthinking, depend on this union of mental and manual skills. In The Thinking Hand, Juhani Pallasmaa reveals themiraculous potential of the human hand. He shows how the pencil inthe hand of the artist or architect becomes the bridge between theimagining mind and the emerging image. The book surveys themultiple essences of the hand, its biological evolution and itsrole in the shaping of culture, highlighting how thehand–tool union and eye–hand–mind fusion areessential for dexterity and how ultimately the body and the sensesplay a crucial role in memory and creative work. Pallasmaa herecontinues the exploration begun in his classic work The Eyes ofthe Skin by further investigating the interplay of emotion andimagination, intelligence and making, theory and life, once againredefining the task of art and architecture through well-groundedhuman truths.

Complications

Complications

A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

  • Author: Atul Gawande
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847651240
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 389
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The international bestseller from the author of Being Mortal In these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made: operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone. 'Written as tautly as a thriller' Observer

Tefuga

Tefuga

A Novel of Suspense

  • Author: Peter Dickinson
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504004914
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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In this evocative tale of suspense from CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson, a British diplomat’s wife in Nigeria inadvertently precipitates a senseless tragedy, and six decades later, her son becomes caught up in a maelstrom of violent political corruption Filmmaker Nigel Jackland has come to northern Nigeria to work on a new project: a documentary based on the personal diary entries of his mother. Sixty years have passed since Betty Jackland first accompanied her husband, Ted, to this colonial African backwater, resolving to be a perfect helpmate and wife to Britain’s district officer in the emirate of Kiti. But Betty’s fascination with the local Kitawa tribe, innate sense of justice, and irrepressibly independent spirit mean she could never turn a blind eye to the suffering of oppressed women—particularly the abused wives of the ruling emir. She never imagined that her strong words and actions could have violent consequences in the shadow of Tefuga Hill—or that the echoes of the tragedy would resound dangerously in the life of her own son many years on. Linking two stories separated by more than half a century and relating them in alternating chapters, Tefuga is an enthralling, evocative, and suspenseful tale of corruption, imperialism, race, and murder. A master of both style and substance, Dickinson brilliantly re-creates times and places in stunning detail, transporting readers to an Africa so remarkably realistic they can almost feel the equatorial winds on their faces.

Kitawa

Kitawa

A Linguistic and Aesthetic Analysis of Visual Art in Melanesia

  • Author: Giancarlo M. Scoditti
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 311086195X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 466
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Indian Influence on the Art of Japan

Indian Influence on the Art of Japan

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Northern Book Centre
  • ISBN: 9788172112691
  • Category: Art, Japanese
  • Page: 198
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Buddhism and Asian history

Buddhism and Asian history

  • Author: Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa
  • Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 414
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World Famous

World Famous

How to Give Your Business a Kick-Ass Brand Identity

  • Author: David TYREMAN
  • Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
  • ISBN: 0814410316
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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There are masses of people just waiting to do business with you...once they are so inspired. World Famous reveals the enormous possibilities awaiting you once you put your energy into inspiring rather than selling, being authentic rather than trying to fit in, and working to engage the marketplace rather than focusing solely on your competitors. Whether you see your own or your business’s persona as a hip, young gunslinger, or a cultivated purveyor of luxury, this eye-opening, strategy-filled book shows you how to build your own world famous brand by touching people’s hearts and minds...and doing so in such a way that they feel compelled to do business with you. You’ll find out how to: • identify what motivates your target market • define and communicate the unique personality of your business • find uncommon ways to add value • truly engage the market • get people’s attention...and keep it Your business deserves to be world famous, and this inspiring book arms you with the tools to command true loyalty and attract more business than ever before.

Time Distortions in Mind

Time Distortions in Mind

Temporal Processing in Clinical Populations

  • Author: Argiro Vatakis,Melissa Allman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789004230644
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 384
  • View: 7201
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Time Distortions in Mind brings together current research on temporal processing in clinical populations to elucidate the interdependence between perturbations in timing and disturbances in the mind and brain. For the student, the scientist, and the stepping-stone for further research.

Origami

Origami

Inspired by Japanese Prints

  • Author: Steve Biddle,Megumi Biddle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780714127088
  • Category: Origami
  • Page: 96
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Containing materials and instructions to make a range of origami creations and including reproductions of the Japanese prints which inspired them. Includes a historical text about each print written by a curator of Japanese art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Origami paper included to make models.

Relating Religion

Relating Religion

Essays in the Study of Religion

  • Author: Jonathan Z. Smith
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226763873
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 412
  • View: 8862
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One of the most influential theorists of religion, Jonathan Z. Smith is best known for his analyses of religious studies as a discipline and for his advocacy and refinement of comparison as the basis for the history of religions. Relating Religion gathers seventeen essays—four of them never before published—that together provide the first broad overview of Smith's thinking since his seminal 1982 book, Imagining Religion. Smith first explains how he was drawn to the study of religion, outlines his own theoretical commitments, and draws the connections between his thinking and his concerns for general education. He then engages several figures and traditions that serve to define his interests within the larger setting of the discipline. The essays that follow consider the role of taxonomy and classification in the study of religion, the construction of difference, and the procedures of generalization and redescription that Smith takes to be key to the comparative enterprise. The final essays deploy features of Smith's most recent work, especially the notion of translation. Heady, original, and provocative, Relating Religion is certain to be hailed as a landmark in the academic study and critical theory of religion.

International Forum on Information and Documentation

International Forum on Information and Documentation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Documentation
  • Page: N.A
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Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

  • Author: Catherine Bell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199760381
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 270
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Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, and ramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and the history of religions. Now with a new foreword by Diane Jonte-Pace, Bell's work is a must-read for understanding the evolution of the field of ritual studies and its current state.

Ideophones and the Evolution of Language

Ideophones and the Evolution of Language

  • Author: John Haiman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107069602
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 436
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This book argues that ideophones provide the 'missing link' in our knowledge of how communication has evolved to become the spoken language of today.

Japanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases

Japanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases

Focus on Inflammation

  • Author: Somasundaram Arumugam,Kenichi Watanabe
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128094443
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 222
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Japanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases - Focus on Inflammation provides researchers and clinicians with a current look at how Kampo medicines can be used to effectively treat inflammatory disorders. Japanese Kampo medicines are a mixture of natural and herbal medicines that are available in Japan for the treatment of various diseases. Given their therapeutic potential, they are often prescribed instead of, or alongside, allopathic medicines. Kampo medicines are becoming more widespread and have proven effective for the treatment of a variety of inflammatory diseases, such as colitis, dermatitis, myocarditis, hepatitis, cardiomyopathy, and nephritis. This book offers background on Japanese Kampo medicines, along with a compilation of the published scientific data for several different types of Kampo medicines. It is an evidence-based guide for all those involved in, or interested in, the research and practice of Kampo medicine. Includes both preclinical and clinical data published from a variety of sources and compiled into one book Provides insight for researchers and clinicians on which Kampo medicines will provide the least side effects and offer the most effective therapy for a particular illness Offers important data that will help to inform future research and widen practice in this area

Holy Terrors, Second Edition

Holy Terrors, Second Edition

Thinking About Religion After September 11

  • Author: Bruce Lincoln
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226482073
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
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It is tempting to regard the perpetrators of the September 11th terrorist attacks as evil incarnate. But their motives, as Bruce Lincoln’s acclaimed Holy Terrors makes clear, were profoundly and intensely religious. Thus what we need after the events of 9/11, Lincoln argues, is greater clarity about what we take religion to be. Holy Terrors begins with a gripping dissection of the instruction manual given to each of the 9/11 hijackers. In their evocation of passages from the Quran, we learn how the terrorists justified acts of destruction and mass murder “in the name of God, the most merciful, the most compassionate.” Lincoln then offers a provocative comparison of President Bush’s October 7, 2001 speech announcing U.S. military action in Afghanistan alongside the videotaped speech released by Osama bin Laden just a few hours later. As Lincoln authoritatively demonstrates, a close analysis of the rhetoric used by leaders as different as George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden—as well as Mohamed Atta and even Jerry Falwell—betrays startling similarities. These commonalities have considerable implications for our understanding of religion and its interrelationships with politics and culture in a postcolonial world, implications that Lincoln draws out with skill and sensitivity. With a chapter new to this edition, “Theses on Religion and Violence,” Holy Terrors remains one of the essential books on September 11 and a classic study on the character of religion. “Modernity has ended twice: in its Marxist form in 1989 Berlin, and in its liberal form on September 11, 2001. In order to understand such major historical changes we need both large-scale and focused analyses—a combination seldom to be found in one volume. But here Bruce Lincoln . . . has given us just such a mix of discrete and large-picture analysis.”—Stephen Healey, Christian Century “From time to time there appears a work . . . that serves to focus the wide-ranging, often contentious discussion of religion’s significance within broader cultural dynamics. Bruce Lincoln’s Holy Terrors is one such text. . . . Anyone still struggling toward a more nuanced comprehension of 9/11 would do well to spend time with this book.”—Theodore Pulcini, Middle East Journal

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict

  • Author: Rebecca Bryant
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785331256
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 292
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In Southeast Europe, the Balkans, and Middle East, scholars often refer to the "peaceful coexistence" of various religious and ethnic groups under the Ottoman Empire before ethnonationalist conflicts dissolved that shared space and created legacies of division. Post-Ottoman Coexistence interrogates ways of living together and asks what practices enabled centuries of cooperation and sharing, as well as how and when such sharing was disrupted. Contributors discuss both historical and contemporary practices of coexistence within the context of ethno-national conflict and its aftermath.

Pilgrimage and Ambiguity

Pilgrimage and Ambiguity

Sharing the Sacred

  • Author: Angela Hobart,Thierry Zarcone
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781907774775
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 250
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This books reflects on sites such as shrines, monasteries or a revered mountain, cave or tree, shared by more than one religion in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Brazil. It explores how their multiple meanings, inherent ambiguity and shared rituals, transcending the confines of orthodoxy, may contribute to their power for the pilgrim.