In this, the only up-to-date critical work on still life painting in any language, Norman Bryson analyzes the origins, history and logic of still life, one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. The first essay is devoted to Roman wall-painting while in the second the author surveys a major segment in the history of still life, from seventeenth-century Spanish painting to Cubism. The third essay tackles the controversial field of seventeenth-century Dutch still life. Bryson concludes in the final essay that the persisting tendency to downgrade the genre of still life is profoundly rooted in the historical oppression of women. In Looking at the Overlooked, Norman Bryson is at his most brilliant. These superbly written essays will stimulate us to look at the entire tradition of still life with new and critical eyes.
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An execution on the overlook above the Mulholland Dam entangles Bosch with FBI Agent Rachel Walling and Homeland Security. The brilliant thirteenth Harry Bosch novel from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. When a physicist is murdered in LA, it seems the killer has no fear of publicity, leaving the body on the Mulholland overlook, a site with a stunning view over the city. And when it's discovered that the victim turned over a quantity of a lethal chemical to his killer before he died, Harry knows he has more than just a single death to worry about. Alongside the forces of Homeland Security, Harry realises he must solve the murder or face unimaginable consequences.
Taste, perhaps the most intimate of the five senses, has traditionally been considered beneath the concern of philosophy, too bound to the body, too personal and idiosyncratic. Yet, in addition to providing physical pleasure, eating and drinking bear symbolic and aesthetic value in human experience, and they continually inspire writers and artists. In Making Sense of Taste, Carolyn Korsmeyer explains how taste came to occupy so low a place in the hierarchy of senses and why it is deserving of greater philosophical respect and attention. Korsmeyer begins with the Greek thinkers who classified taste as an inferior, bodily sense; she then traces the parallels between notions of aesthetic and gustatory taste that were explored in the formation of modern aesthetic theories. She presents scientific views of how taste actually works and identifies multiple components of taste experiences. Turning to taste's objects—food and drink—she looks at the different meanings they convey in art and literature as well as in ordinary human life and proposes an approach to the aesthetic value of taste that recognizes the representational and expressive roles of food. Korsmeyer's consideration of art encompasses works that employ food in contexts sacred and profane, that seek to whet the appetite and to keep it at bay; her selection of literary vignettes ranges from narratives of macabre devouring to stories of communities forged by shared eating.
In over sixty years of involvement in social work—as practitioner, supervisor, teacher, consultant, and author—Helen Harris Perlman has become all but a legend. She has served on national policy committees, lectured around the world, and participated in pioneering social work programs and research. Her wide-ranging experiences enrich her vision of the social work profession: typically she is able to see the forest and the trees. Grounded in psychodynamic and social theory, lucid, forthright, and compassionate, her writings serve to inspire and guide experienced practitioners, teachers, and present-day students. Looking Back to See Ahead offers pieces chosen for their centrality to Perlman's thinking on some of the major problems of social work practice and education. To each essay she has added her current, informal comments. Refreshingly original is the section "After Hours," in which she captures, in sketches and verse, the humor and heartache that are inevitable in any profession that deals with hurt and troubled people.
First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
What Water is Worth addresses both conventional and non-conventional values of water, discussing the value of water as it relates to conventional microeconomics, water's true utility and government regulation, and new and current practices in water management.
Learn all about maps in this informative title! This book teaches readers how to read maps, introducing them to symbols, keys, compasses, grid coordinates, and map ratios. Find symbols on a map! Identify the coordinates of a point on a map! Use map ratios and mathematical and STEM skills to determine distances on a map! With vibrant images, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, simple practice problems, and an accessible glossary, this book gives readers plenty of opportunities to practice reading maps with ease.
Numerous publications describe well the provenance of eighteenth-century ceramics. This book focuses instead on the producers and consumers of these new material goods. It explains the economic conditions, the new scientific knowledge, the social and cultural transformations which formed these products. "Eighteenth-Century Ceramics" places British wares in a European context. The book makes clear that British delftwares, porcelains and creamwares were produced principally by middle-class entrepreneurs for middle-class consumers. Although influenced by the continental manufactories, British ceramics developed characteristics which reinforced the values and aspirations of a complex group of people who formed the commercial, professional and new industrial middle classes. The author investigates the impact refined ceramic wares made on the social practices and imaginative lives of eighteenth-century society.
Join the mice again in this ninth mouse book as they embark on more adventures. Read about Foul-Smelling Bob who, while taking a shower, was attacked by a reptile that came out of the showerhead. Romules finds a dead body in a closet in a new house that he had purchased. A living head from a dead mouse is attached to the living body of Lone Wolf Mouse who had a dead head due to a deadly accident. Drool and his gang of toughs battle the Grouch Anderson Gang in coal bin. Flight 100 falls into Mousetown Bay. Stenny and Honest Ape land their place on the top of Niagara Falls. Duck Paddler walks across the Cheese Finder River, just like another biblical figure had done a long time ago. Johnny Seed comes to town to spread his stuff. Wanda Gizzard blows up like a balloon when she is stung by a bee. A small Gila monster comes out of Toddy's mouth at a local eating place. Shank Edwards swallows a knife at the Down Trodden Cafe. Read about the Ghost ship that sailed into Mousetown Bay. Grandma Snouser turns into a large reptile. Why did the MTPD, the MOusetown Police, give headless mouse a traffic ticket for speeing in his car? Why is Bull Roar devoured by his close friend and training buddy at the gym, Throckmorton, a pet frog? These stories and many others are just waiting for you to take a gander at the read BUT REMEMBER, READ THE STORIES AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is some violence and death in some of the chapters.