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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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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.

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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International Forum on Information and Documentation

International Forum on Information and Documentation

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Documentation
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The Philosopher's Index

The Philosopher's Index

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
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Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.

Arts of Asia

Arts of Asia

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Art, Asian
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The New York Times Book Review Index, 1896-1970: Category index

The New York Times Book Review Index, 1896-1970: Category index

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  • Category: Books
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The Truth about Death and Dying

The Truth about Death and Dying

A Novel

  • Author: Rui Umezawa
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780385659093
  • Category: Canada
  • Page: 291
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“Yasu was simply crazy. But no crazier than the rest of the war.” Rui Umezawa’s first novel weaves in and out of the lives of three generations of the Hayakawa family, starting during World War II in Japan and ending in present-day Toronto. The story is tragic, hilarious, lyrical and universal, tracing the legacy of war and the past on one family’s fortunes and memories. Film director Atom Egoyan says: “This ambitious debut creates a dense world of overlapping events -- from the smallest details of domestic life to the grandest scale of atrocity and horror. Rui Umezawa presents this unique world of cause and effect with a carefully harnessed sense of despair, yearning and beauty.” Maimed physically and emotionally, Shoji Hayakawa leaves the devastation of post-war Japan and moves to the University of Milwaukee to teach physics. His father, Yasujiro, was the doctor in the village of Kitagawa, and an outspoken pacifist in dangerous times. Shoji and his wife Mitsuyo still recall their wartime childhood: bartering for food, evacuation to the countryside, returning to the burnt remains of the cities. Transplanted into suburban America, Mitsuyo’s mother will watch life through the windows, marvelling at how absurdly people act even when they have everything they need: food, water, clothes, and no bombs. Shoji has two sons, Toshi and Kei. Toshi is a gentle boy but sees the world with an abnormal intensity. Objects seem to speak to him. He has to lock himself in a closet to concentrate on his homework, and lies face down in the school corridor with his forehead pressed against the cool linoleum to calm himself. Exuberant but noisy, he is stopped from taking piano lessons. He is an embarrassment to his mother and to his angry brother Kei, who leaves for Canada to build a career as a rock musician. Mitsuyo, so demanding of Kei, considers Toshi insane and never expects anything of him. Yet Toshi, full of imagination, finds humour and wonder in the world. Quill and Quire called The Truth About Death and Dying an extraordinary first novel that “falls somewhere between Thomas Wolfe and Monty Python.” The absurd sense of humour, the unforgettably comic scenes -- such as Yasu emerging naked from the bathroom clutching mushrooms, or dancing in the bomb shelter -- are inextricably entwined with tragic memories. With the dark shadows of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as Pearl Harbor always present, this novel examines how our sense of what is normal and what is crazy can be skewed, especially in times of war. Of the passages that take place in wartime Japan, the author says they “owe most of their details to what was told to me by my parents, and to Japanese movies and comic books set during World War II. I grew up with stories of the war and pacifism, both at home and in the Japanese media. My father was never conscripted to fight, because he excelled so much at science and the government felt he would be more useful in a lab than on a battlefield…. My father would often recount, however, having to run and take shelter from bombs while going to university in Nagoya. For the rest of his life, he refused to watch war movies, because the whistling sound of bombs falling frightened him terribly.” “When I think about Japan in relation to the Second World War, more often then not, I’m remembering people who were treated like animals in Japanese POW camps. Or the Chinese who suffered tremendously at the hands of the Japanese military in places like Nanjing or Manchuria…. However, one of the things I think the book illustrates is this: Japanese wartime atrocities were unforgivable, but at the same time, Japanese civilians like my father were suffering too.” From the Hardcover edition.

El-Hi Textbooks & Serials in Print, 2000

El-Hi Textbooks & Serials in Print, 2000

Including Related Teaching Materials K-12

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780835242721
  • Category: Periodicals
  • Page: 2625
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Zur Phänomenologie des Inneren Zeitbewusstseins (1893–1917)

Zur Phänomenologie des Inneren Zeitbewusstseins (1893–1917)

  • Author: Edmund Husserl,Rudolf Boehm
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9789401539463
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 484
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an der Universität Göttingen gehaltenen Vcwlesung über Hauptstücke aus der Phänomenologie und Theorie der Erkenntnis,l ist annähernd voll ständig erhalten; die Blätter des V cwlesungsmanuskripts zur Phänomenologie des inneren Zeitbewußtseins liegen verstreut in den Konvoluten F I 6 und 2 F I 8 des Husserl-Archivs zu Löwen. Allerdings fußt der Erste Teil des Erstdrucks, dessen Bezeichnung als Die Vorlesungen über das innere Zeit bewußtsein aus dem Jahre 1905 gleichwohl auch in vcwliegender Neuausgabe beibehalten wurde, nur zum Teil noch, und auch in diesem Teil mit be trächtlichen Abweichungen, auf dem Text des ursprünglichen Vcwlesungs manuskripts des Jahres I905; und umgekehrt hat nur ein Teil des Textes des ursprünglichen Vcwlesungs-Manuskripts - mit den erwähnten Abwand lungen - Eingang in den Ersten Teil des Erstdrucks gefunden. Wo der Text dieses Ersten Teils des Erstdrucks dem des ursprünglichen Vcwlesungs manuskripts entspricht, wurde er er mit diesem verglichen, und ollensicht liche Irrtümer im Erstdruck wurden berichtigt; in den Textkritischen Anmer kungen ist dann mit dem Vermerk nach dem Ms. verbessert die Text fassung des Erstdrucks wiedergegeben. Ferner wurde in den Textkritischen Anmerkungen vcwliegender Neuausgabe überall der ursprüngliche und voll ständige· Text des Vorlesungsmanuskripts von I905 wiedergegeben, auf dessen Zusammenhang die entsprechenden Teile des Erstdrucks zurückgehen, wo dieser von ienem abweicht. Einige zum V cwlesungsmanuskript gehörige Blätter, deren Text sich iedoch nicht zusammenhängend dem übrigen einfügt, wurden im vcwliegenden Band unter B (S. 135-382) mit abgedruckt. Die 1 Vgl. oben die "Einleitung des Herausgebers", S. XIV-XVII.

Books in Print, 2004-2005

Books in Print, 2004-2005

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780835246491
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: N.A
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Träume eines Geistersehers, erläutert durch Träume der Metaphysik

Träume eines Geistersehers, erläutert durch Träume der Metaphysik

  • Author: Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Metaphysics
  • Page: 128
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Geschichte und Abenteuer Von Joseph Andrews und Seinem Freunde Herrn Abraham Adams. T. 1-3

Geschichte und Abenteuer Von Joseph Andrews und Seinem Freunde Herrn Abraham Adams. T. 1-3

Geschrieben in Nachahmung der Manier Von Cervantes ...

  • Author: Henry Fielding
  • Publisher: Gale ECCO, Print Editions
  • ISBN: 9781375303309
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Bayesianische Erkenntnistheorie

Bayesianische Erkenntnistheorie

  • Author: Luc Bovens,Stephan Hartmann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783897850675
  • Category: Bayesian statistical decision theory
  • Page: 170
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