Lights down, curtain up on the cinema of the 1940s, a decade that produced some of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time. These range from the iconic "Casablanca", starring a cynical, world-weary Humphrey Bogart and a never-more-beautiful Ingrid Bergman, to Orson Welles' seminal "Citizen Kane", and from the optimistic "It's a Wonderful Life" to the enigmatic "The Third Man", recently voted best British film of all time by the critics. This was the decade when Hollywood introduced cinema audiences to one of the greatest of all genres the film noir, still epitomised by movies like "Double Indemnity". "Out of the Past", "Gilda" and "The Maltese Falcon" - a darkly sinister world of gumshoes, double-crossing dames, bent cops and blind alleys. The world may have been at war for the first half of the decade and Europe in ruins for the second, but this was, in many ways, a golden age of cinema. Moreover, as this book shows, the passage of time has not diminished the impact of the 40s poster art that had contemporary audiences queuing to see the latest releases starring movie immortals like Robert Mitchum and Rita Hayworth. Книга на английском языке.
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.
Collective housing has played a major role in architectural advances of the twentieth century. Social changes in the western world have forced architects to take note of the new priorities. In a western world that has reached a certain standard of health, energy efficiency and the need for an urban cohesion around the buildings are the new burning issues. A careful choice of materials and continues variation of the type of residence, be it single-room studios, multiple-bedroom flats, or open-plan lofts, also characterize this contemporary housing movement. This book brings together some of the most outstanding projects of recent years including luxury skyscrapers, innovative social buildings, restorations and volumetric experiments of world renown. Illustrated with more than 400 photographs and plans, the projects in this book represent a wonderful example of the current desire to update collective housing.
In the mid-60s, artists in the USA and Europe began planning works for sites outside the narrow boundaries of galleries and museums. It began with ephemeral enhancements or traces left in deserted landscapes, in the deserts of America, or in the moors of Scotland. Following this were spectacular earthen sculptures of gigantic proportions, some of which are still in the process of completion today. One distinguishing feature of "Land Art" is its critical preoccupation with the tradition of sculpture. Sculpture can now be an earthwork excavation, a field of metal poles, a buried hut, a trace in the grass, or even a book. Another of the movement's special characteristics is its emphasis on site-specific, outdoor works intended to lastingly alter our perception of places, and to set new parameters in art production and reception. About "Taschen's Basic Art" movement and genre series: Each book includes a detailed introduction with approximately 35 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, etc.) that took place during the time period. The body of the book contains a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work, a reference work, portrait of the artist, quotes, and biographical information. Издание полностью на английском языке.
The first Thoughts & Sketches Coloring Journal is the Gates & Gardens edition, featuring a variety of flowers, fauna, insects, gates, fences, and pathways. All images were hand drawn in a sketch book without use of any tools other than pencil and eraser. The prompts are original, created by the author. 100 page version of the original 200 page coil bound edition.
Revealing things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world, this edition is a lower cost, smaller and more portable abridged edition of 'Ancient Knowledge'.Proving that the Biblical book of Genesis is true in all significant respects the book details the story of the detective work involved in the discovery of astronomical knowledge encoded into the ground plan of Stonehenge. It is a genuine new discovery, and all astronomical and mathematical details included.It is valid, verified by academic mathematicians.The knowledge has far-reaching implications for religion and human history.
Is there another book of the Bible that has generated more curiosity, controversy, and speculation than the book of Revelation? As world events careen toward what appears to be a terrifying precipice and as many people see multiplied signs that the long prophesied end times are rushing upon us, more and more people are turning to the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation for answers.In The Beginner’s Guide to Revelation author Ray Sullins has written a comprehensive guide to aid both new believers and long-time students of God’s Word in their search for answers in this most mysterious of books. Ray skillfully guides the reader through the maze of imagery and helps to discern the figurative from the literal, and always with the aim of pointing the reader to the central character of Revelation, the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is a stunning presentation of works by contemporary Chinese artists, from the collection of the Swiss diplomat Uli Sigg, one of the world's most influential...
This is the traditional Chinese edition of Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber), the great classical Chinese fiction by Cao Xue-Qin and Gao Eh, edited by YeShell.
The book summarizes the results of a one month survey questionnaire research performed in a rural small town of China. The explorative research compares the results of the Chinese sample to similar data of the European communities of the ESS in six research topics: world view, human trust, satisfaction, human behavior, the purpose of life and human values. The results of the research show that Chinese people are considerably more trustworthy and helpful than their European counterparts. The Chinese are most satisfied with their own country, but they rate the economic status of their country also at a prestigious place. They are least satisfied with the status of healthcare and education. The general satisfaction of people included in the sample is considerably higher than the average of the Europeans. As for human values, the most important value is the safety of their mother country. According to the LVPLS model set up for the structural connection of the value indicators and life purpose indicators, values serving individual interests influence life purposes serving community interests to a greater extent.
Reprint of 1950 Edition. For over 50 years, The Little Red Book has been a primer for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Each page acts as a study guide to the Big Book and its teachings.
Jennifer Allan may live in a world filled with mythical beasts, magic, and other untold wonders, but she's still just a normal, average teenager trying to make her own way in the world. She goes to school, does her chores, hangs out with friends, and even gets grounded by her parents. But when a dark, mysterious figure appears out of nowhere and steals The Book of Hope, the very thing that maintains peace and security in Jennifer's world, Jennifer feels compelled to leave her home, accompanied by her five closest friends, to try and save her world from destruction. The group of friends is caught in a race against time as they struggle to overcome the dangers of their world in time to stop a cataclysmic war from engulfing their entire continent.
The People's Republic seen by 88 Chinese photographers This book brings together a vast selection of images by Chinese photographers since 1949, giving readers a visual journey across the great People's Republic; edited by esteemed photojournalist Liu Heung Shing, longtime Associated Press correspondent and Time magazine contributor. In post-Mao China, late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping urged his one billion countrymen to "seek truth from facts." Taking its cue from Deng's overture, China today is the leading economic story of the 21st century. The process by which China navigated the path from periphery to a central position in world affairs dominates the debate about Asia and China's relationship to the western world. Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Liu Heung Shing charts the visual history of sixty years of the People's Republic (1949 to 2008), and along the way aims to illustrate its humanistic course. Via work by 88 Chinese photographers, this collection of images shows how the Chinese people have blossomed in spite of enduring previous decades of extraordinary hardship. When China opened the curtain at the summer Olympics in 2008 and the world's focus fell upon Beijing, these photographs served to map out the remarkable road the Chinese had traveled to rejoin the rest of the world. To help place the images in context, also included is a chronology listing all the major political events in China. The contributing authors: James Kynge is an award-winning former journalist in Asia for 20 years. His book, China Shakes the World, was translated into 19 languages and selected as Goldman Sachs/Financial Times' Business Book of the Year in 2006. Karen Smith is an art historian specialising in Chinese contemporary art. She has written widely on the subject and is the author of Nine Lives: The Birth of Avant-Garde Art in New China (Scalo, 2006 / Timezone 8, 2008). She also curates exhibitions, including The Real Thing, Tate Liverpool, 2007, and Chinese Photography and Video, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, amongst others. She is also on the advisory board of Three Shadows Photography Art Center in Beijing. She lives in Beijing since 1992 The editor: Liu Heung Shing's journalistic involvement with China runs parallel with the development of the People's Republic. Following the 1979 China-U.S. diplomatic normalization, Liu was Time Magazine's first photojournalist based in Beijing. His first story was on the death of Mao Zedong. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press in Beijing (1979-1983), Los Angeles (1983-85), New Delhi (19851-89), Seoul (1989-1990) and Moscow (1990-1993). Liu is the author of China After Mao (Penguin 1982), and USSR: Collapse of an Empire (Associated Press 1992). In 1992 he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography on the coverage of the Soviet Union, and in 2005 French Photo magazine named Liu Heung Shing one of the 100 most influential figures in contemporary photography.
Contemporary Chinese for Beginners is a key project published by Sinolingua and fully endorsed and sponsored by Han-ban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. This series has been published in 43 language versions.The 43 language versions have all been modified and translated from the original Contemporary Chinese Series (Chinese-English edition), which is one of the best-selling textbooks of Chinese language for adult learners and is widely adopted by schools in many countries. Each multi-language series includes 3 books: Textbook, Exercise Book and Character Book. There are also MP3 and CD-ROMs available to accompany the books. This series has a flexible teaching volume and comprehensive content. Structural, functional, and cultural notes are integrated through specific communicative tasks. Plots, situations, and topics in the textbooks are personalized, interesting, and lively. Moreover, the textbooks have been indigenized for each language version to better fulfill the needs of local students. The accompanied audio MP3 covers the texts, new words and supplementary words in the textbook, and vocabulary, sentences and listening exercises in the exercise book. The accompanying CD-ROMs include: Texts, new words, sentence patterns, grammar, phonetics and cultural notes. All texts are marked with Pinyin. Translation in local languages for Lessons 1-10 is provided. The definition, phonetics, usage and stroke order of Chinese characters are covered with all kinds of exercises for trai...
Excerpt from C. Julius Caesar's Commentaries On The Gallic War: With a Dictionary And NotesUpon the Dictionary of this work, as well as upon that accompanyìng the editor's edition of Sallust, revised edition of which is now in the course of publication, much time and labor have been bestowed. In each of these works, the editor has aimed to give all the information necessary for thorough perusal of the author, and at the same time, by excluding extraneous matter, to save the student from the labor and perplexity attending the use of the larger lexicons. In addition to the common signifi'About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.