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Dialectics of the Goddess in Japanese Audiovisual Culture

Author : Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano
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This collection of essays analyzes the audiovisual representation of Goddesses in Japanese popular culture. It proposes a dialectics of the different conceptions of the feminine as taken up in Japanese film, television, and video games.

Calder The Conquest of Time

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The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder: an authoritative and revelatory achievement, based on a wealth of letters and papers never before available, and written by one of our most renowned art critics. Alexander Calder is one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century. Anybody who has ever set foot in a museum knows him as the inventor of the mobile, America's unique contribution to modern art. But only now, forty years after the artist's death, is the full story of his life being told in this biography, which is based on unprecedented access to Calder's letters and papers as well as scores of interviews. Jed Perl shows us why Calder was--and remains--a barrier breaker, an avant-garde artist with mass appeal. This beautifully written, deeply researched book opens with Calder's wonderfully peripatetic upbringing in Philadelphia, California, and New York. Born in 1898 into a family of artists--his father was a well-known sculptor, his mother a painter and a pioneering feminist--Calder went on as an adult to forge important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century artists, including Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, and Piet Mondrian. We move through Calder's early years studying engineering to his first artistic triumphs in Paris in the late 1920s, and to his emergence as a leader in the international abstract avant-garde. His marriage in 1931 to the free-spirited Louisa James--she was a great-niece of Henry James--is a richly romantic story, related here with a wealth of detail and nuance. Calder's life takes on a transatlantic richness, from New York's Greenwich Village in the Roaring Twenties, to the Left Bank of Paris during the Depression, and then back to the United States, where the Calders bought a run-down old farmhouse in western Connecticut. New light is shed on Calder's lifelong interest in dance, theater, and performance, ranging from the Cirque Calder, the theatrical event that became his calling card in bohemian Paris to collaborations with the choreographer Martha Graham and the composer Virgil Thomson. More than 350 illustrations in color and black-and-white--including little-known works and many archival photographs that have never before been seen--further enrich the story.

The Good Supervisor

Author : Gina Wisker
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Provides help for those wanting to develop strategies for effective supervision with a diversity of students on a wide variety of research projects, whether at postgraduate or undergraduate level. Fully updated second edition includes new content on cultural supervision, online distance supervision, and sustaining research networks.

Not So Good a Gay Man

Author : Frank M. Robinson
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Not So Good a Gay Man is the compelling memoir of author, screenwriter, and activist Frank M. Robinson. Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) accomplished a great deal in his long life, working in magazine publishing, including a stint for Playboy, and writing science fiction such as The Power, The Dark Beyond the Stars, and thrillers such as The Glass Inferno (filmed as The Towering Inferno). Robinson also passionately engaged in politics, fighting for gay rights, and most famously writing speeches for his good friend Harvey Milk in San Francisco. This deeply personal autobiography, addressed to a friend in the gay community, explains the life of one gay man over eight decades in America. By turns witty, charming, and poignant, this memoir grants insights into Robinson's work not just as a journalist and writer, but as a gay man navigating the often perilous social landscape of 20th century life in the United States. The bedrock sincerity and painful honesty with which he describes this life makes Not So Good a Gay Man compelling reading. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Alcalde

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As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."

Slow Dance With The Best Man Mills Boon Cherish Wedding of the Year Book 1

Author : Sophie Pembroke
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Taming Hollywood's Best Man

Educating Peter

Author : Lettie Teague
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Lettie Teague knows wine. She has been the wine editor at Food & Wine magazine for almost a decade. The only question she is asked more than "Can you recommend a great wine for under $10?" -- great cheap white: Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino from Sardinia; great cheap red: Alamos Malbec from Argentina -- is "What is the best way to learn about wine?" After many years of fielding these questions, Lettie was determined to debunk the myth that learning about wine is hard. She decided to find just one wine idiot and teach him a few fundamentals -- how to order off a restaurant wine list without fear, approach a wine merchant with confidence, and perhaps even score a few points off a wine snob. Enter her neighbor, good friend and complete wine neophyte Peter Travers, Rolling Stone magazine's longtime film critic. Peter Travers proved the perfect Eliza Doolittle to Lettie's Professor Higgins. As a film critic he made bold pronouncements ("This movie stinks," which could be readily translated to "This Cabernet tastes like Merlot") and exhibited a finely tuned visual sense ("The cinematography could be improved" could easily become "This wine is too white"). But, most important, Peter knew almost nothing about wine. As Lettie begins their lessons, Peter puts down his ever-present glass of "fatty" Chardonnay and learns that there is a huge world out there full of all kinds of wine. He is taught to swirl his glass to release the wine's aromatic compounds -- or esters -- above the rim and vows, "I'm going to do that for Martin Scorsese next time I see him. I'll volatize my esters for him." Thus Lettie enlightens her wine-challenged but film-savvy friend about the Facts of Wine: how to hold a glass; the vocabulary of wine; how wine is made; how to read labels; how to tell the difference between grape varieties; how to make sense of vintages; how to glean information about a wine simply by looking at the shape and color of the bottle; and an overview of the great wine regions of the Old World and the New. Finally, after many fact-filled, hilarious lessons, Lettie takes Peter to the most famous American wine region of all, Napa Valley, where he hobnobs with wine and Hollywood royalty and finally puts his new skills to the test in the real world. Part buddy movie, part serious wine tutorial, Educating Peter is as much a treat for oenophiles in on the joke as it is for beginners who think Chablis is a brand name of wine.

Wedding Promises

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A vow to bind them!

The Friends of Wine

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Friends and Lovers

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Live and Let Live

Author : William A. Jeffries
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Novel highlights one-man battle for righteousness against a murderous thieving gang of businessman Toronto-Bill Schultz was born to a poor, religious catholic family. He went to church every Sunday, prayed before and after meals and learned the difference between right and wrong. After jumping on the opportunity to go into his own business he finds himself on the wrong side of the fence facing deception and debauchery in William A. Jones new novel, LIVE AND LET LIVE. An extended trip of Europe as a young, single man sparks Schultz commitment to a live and let live philosophical approach to life. Using his new philosophy, Schultz excels in his business, despite the treachery immersing from his three business partners: Mark Adamson, Jim Wormald and Patrick Carter. After refusing to partake in a money laundering scheme, Schultz finds himself facing a slander crusade initiated by Wormald and backed by Adamson and Carter. Using his new philosophy of live and let live, Schultz endures the onslaught of his partners and continues to develop his end of the business in a professional fashion, free from the fraud, theft, activities of the others. While continuing to treat all colleagues in a fair and equal manner, he single-handedly extracts business from every nook and cranny around the globe, and is elected as the new president of an associate represented in forty countries. Traumatized by the corruption, Schultz wife succumb to cancer and he resolved to dedicate every fiber of his existence to have the gang outlawed. Read the suspenseful and intriguing conclusion to LIVE AND LET LIVE and discover if Schultz finds justice amidst the deceit and criminal activities of his partners. William A. Jeffries left school after high school graduation to help support his family. He studies evening courses in French, German, law and Marketing. He completed extra-curricular courses in business management and corporate governance, transportation, public speaking, board governance and conducting meetings. During his free time traveling Europe, he studied the history of the world and of the universe. He is now widowed with two adult sons. LIVE AND LET LIVE is his fist book.

Wine Enthusiast

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Journal of Wine Economics

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Food Wine

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The Best Wine Last

Author : Alec Waugh
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Film Review

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Birmingham Friends

Author : Annie Murray
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A remarkable, stirring novel, Birmingham Friends perfectly captures the complicated intimacy of female relationships. Anna has always been exceptionally close to her mother, Kate and as a child, was captivated by the stories her mother would tell of her childhood in Birmingham with her best friend, Olivia. Olivia and Kate seemed to have a magical friendship. But when Kate dies, she leaves her daughter a final story, one that this time tells the whole truth of her life with Olivia Kemp. As Anna reads, she is shocked to discover how little she really knew about the mother she felt so close to. With Kate's words of caution ringing in her head, she goes in search of the one woman who can answer urgent questions about her mother's life, and about her own . . . *Birmingham Friends was originally published as Kate and Olivia*

Publishers Circular

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The First Few Friends

Author : Marilyn Singer
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Nina returns to New York City in August 1968 after a year at an English university and finds the times have changed drastically.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

Author : DELANO J
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In 1940, as a young photographer working for Roy Stryker's Historical Section of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), Jack Delano traveled the length of the eastern seaboard recording the struggles of migrant workers still living in the shadow of the Depression. Late the following year, with the nation on the verge of war, Stryker sent him on a three-month assignment in Puerto Rico where the people he met radiated humor and generosity despite poverty worse than any he had seen in the continental United States. Back on the mainland, Delano traveled across the country photographing the homefront contributions of ethnic and minority groups and spent a month documenting the mobilized railroad system on freight trains between Chicago and California. After serving three years in the army, Delano settled in Puerto Rico, where for the last fifty years he has been a constant participant - as a photographer, filmmaker, television station director, book illustrator, cartoonist, and composer - in the island's cultural life.