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A Fractured Landscape of Modernity Book by ,

A Fractured Landscape of Modernity Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21
  • Category: Photography
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN Code: 113728708X
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Summary: This book uses the contradictions, fractures and coincidences of a twentieth-century rural landscape to explore new methods of writing place beyond 'new nature writing'. In doing so it opens up new ways of reading modernist artists and writers such as Vanessa Bell, Mary Butts and Paul Nash.

Adorno and Modern Theatre Book by K. Gritzner

Adorno and Modern Theatre Book
  • Author : K. Gritzner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN Code: 1137534478
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Summary: Adorno and Modern Theatre explores the drama of Edward Bond, David Rudkin, Howard Barker and Sarah Kane in the context of the work of leading philosopher Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969). The book engages with key principles of Adorno's aesthetic theory and cultural critique and examines their influence on a generation of seminal post-war dramatists.

Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800 Book by R. Mayhew

Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800 Book
  • Author : R. Mayhew
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2004-03-15
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN Code: 0230504191
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Summary: Landscape, Literature and English Religious Culture, 1660-1800 offers a powerful revisionist account of the intellectual significance of landscape descriptions during the 'long' Eighteenth-century. Landscape has long been a major arena for debate about the nature of Eighteenth-century English culture; this book surveys those debates and offers a provocative new account. Mayhew shows that describing landscape was a religiously contested practice, and that different theological positions led differing authors to different descriptive approaches. Landscape description, then, shows English intellectual life still in the grips of a Christian and classical mentality in the 'long' Eighteenth-century.

Nine Letters on Landscape Painting Book by Carl Gustav Carus

Nine Letters on Landscape Painting Book
  • Author : Carl Gustav Carus
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN Code: 0892366745
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Summary: Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869)--court physician to the king of Saxony--was a naturalist, amateur painter, and theoretician of landscape painting whose Nine Letters on Landscape Painting is an important document of early German romanticism and an elegant appeal for the integration of art and science. Carus was inspired by and had contacts with the greatest German intellectuals of his day. Carus prefaced his work with a letter from his correspondence with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was his primary mentor in both science and art. His writings also reflect, however, the influence of the German natural philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, especially Schelling's notion of a world soul, and the writings of the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Carus played a role in the revolution in landscape painting taking place in Saxony around Caspar David Friedrich. The first edition appears here in English for the first time.

Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers & The British Landscape Book by Susan Owens

Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers & The British Landscape Book
  • Author : Susan Owens
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0500775605
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Summary: Lyrical and compelling, Spirit of Place examines the British landscape as it’s portrayed in literature and art. English landscape painting is often said to be an eighteenth-century invention, yet when we look for representations of the countryside in British art and literature, we find a story that begins with Old English poetry and winds its way through history, all the way up to the present day. In Spirit of Place, Susan Owens illuminates how the British landscape has been framed, reimagined, and reshaped by generations of creative thinkers. To offer a panoramic view of the countryside throughout history, Owens dives into the work of writers and artists from Bede and the Gawain Poet to Thomas Gainsborough, Jane Austen, J. M. W. Turner, and John Constable, and from Paul Nash and Barbara Hepworth to Robert Macfarlane. Richly illustrated, including manuscript pages, early maps, paintings, film stills, and photographs, Spirit of Place is a compelling narrative of how we have been shown the British landscape.

Landscape with Solitary Figure Book by Shonagh Koea

Landscape with Solitary Figure Book
  • Author : Shonagh Koea
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-05-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 1775535894
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Summary: A novel about the transporting power of the imagination, about overcoming violence, and about the beauty and resilience of a solitary life. Ellis has come to appreciate her solitary life, in her bungalow not far from the sea. As she looks from her window, she begins to find a way to confront and yet distance the past. Gradually, she edges towards and away from the time she moved to another town, the one she subsequently fled from. It was in this town that she met the man who invited her to his dinner parties and who took particular interest in knowing her biggest fear. In revealing what he did to her, Ellis also describes how she survived . . . Written in Shonagh Koea's distinctive style, this compelling novel is at times darkly humorous but also deeply unsettling.

The Oxford Handbook of Mystical Theology Book by Edward Howells,Mark A. McIntosh

The Oxford Handbook of Mystical Theology Book
  • Author : Edward Howells,Mark A. McIntosh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN Code: 0191034061
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Summary: The Oxford Handbook of Mystical Theology provides a guide to the mystical element of Christianity as a theological phenomenon. It differs not only from psychological and anthropological studies of mysticism, but from other theological studies, such as more practical or pastorally-oriented works that examine the patterns of spiritual progress and offer counsel for deeper understanding and spiritual development. It also differs from more explicitly historical studies tracing the theological and philosophical contexts and ideas of various key figures and schools, as well as from literary studies of the linguistic tropes and expressive forms in mystical texts. None of these perspectives is absent, but the method here is more deliberately theological, working from within the fundamental interests of Christian mystical writers to the articulation of those interests in distinctively theological forms, in order, finally, to permit a critical theological engagement with them for today. Divided into four parts, the first section introduces the approach to mystical theology and offers a historical overview. Part two attends to the concrete context of sources and practices of mystical theology. Part three moves to the fundamental conceptualities of mystical thought. The final section ends with the central contributions of mystical teaching to theology and metaphysics. Students and scholars with a variety of interests will find different pathways through the Handbook.

A Companion to Victorian Poetry Book by Ciaran Cronin

A Companion to Victorian Poetry Book
  • Author : Ciaran Cronin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN Code: 1405123184
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Summary: This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it. Approaches Victorian poetry by way of genre, production and cultural context, rather than through individual poets or poems Demonstrates how a particular poet or poem emerges from a number of overlapping cultural contexts. Explores the relationships between work by different poets Recalls attention to a considerable body of poetry that has fallen into neglect Essays are informed by recent developments in textual and cultural theory Considers Victorian women poets in every chapter

A Question of Worth Book by Chris Steed

A Question of Worth Book
  • Author : Chris Steed
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-14
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0857729543
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Summary: We live in a world that has become a resource, a world conditioned by the progressive domination of a monetary scale applied across the board. Our value and worth are contingent upon what we earn, on what we own. Amidst the increasing financialisation that characterises much of the globe, the prevailing ethos is that the only values we can usefully measure are those that can be quantified and expressed in terms of economics. Yet economic value and the value of the human are closely connected: erode the economic and you erode the personal. In the global economic crash of recent years it has been people who have been under assault not just financial value. The vulnerability of a society shaped solely by economic and monetised transactions is exposed when the economy and the monetisation of everything fails. When the economic machine seizes up, it is people who are devalued and dumped. Drawing upon his experience in government, education and the Church, the author asks: Must we be a market society as well as a market economy? Can we devise a non-economic account of describing human value and worth? Christopher Steed argues that the really important issues that frame the contemporary human situation are those that cannot be measured. Quality is also vital to human flourishing: what, after all, is wealth for? In this timely and important work, the author calls for a wider concept of value – one that encompasses both economic value and human value - and for a society that cultivates the importance of the human.

The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus Book by Washington Irving

The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus Book
  • Author : Washington Irving
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN Code: 160206377X
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Summary: Inspired by the then recent unearthing of original documents and letters of Christopher Columbus, the American writer Washington Irving set about, in the 1820s, to create the first unlimited and complete account of the great explorer and his journeys. This is that account, sweeping in its scope, as intimate as a novel, as thrilling as a grand adventure story. In this, the second of two volumes, Irving begins with Columbus's establishment of a chain of military posts in the New World and continues through his final journeys; this volume also includes extensive appendices. With a dedication to historical accuracy combined with a flair for engaging storytelling, Irving bestows upon us one of the classic works of history of the Age of Exploration. WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) was born in New York City to Scottish immigrant parents. Considered by some the "Father of American Literature," Irving is best known for his short stories, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," but he also produced an extensive bibliography of essays, poems, travel books, and biographies.

The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Two Volumes in One) Book by Washington Irving

The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Two Volumes in One) Book
  • Author : Washington Irving
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 1014
  • ISBN Code: 1616405589
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Summary: Inspired by the then-recent unearthing of original documents and letters of Christopher Columbus, the American writer Washington Irving set about, in the 1820s, to create the first unlimited and complete account of the great explorer and his journeys. This is that account, sweeping in its scope, as intimate as a novel, as thrilling as a grand adventure story. Originally written in two volumes but presented here in a combined edition, The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus tells of Columbus' three journeys to the New World, shipwrecks and mutinies, encounters with natives, and his establishment of military outposts in the Americas. With a dedication to historical accuracy combined with a flair for engaging storytelling, Irving bestows upon us one of the classic works of history of the Age of Exploration. WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) was born in New York City to Scottish immigrant parents. Considered by some the "Father of American Literature," Irving is best known for his short stories, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," but he also produced an extensive bibliography of essays, poems, travel books, and biographies.

Education, Theory and Pedagogies of Change in a Global Landscape Book by Victoria Perselli

Education, Theory and Pedagogies of Change in a Global Landscape Book
  • Author : Victoria Perselli
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN Code: 1137549238
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Summary: Where does theory come from in educational research and how is it operationalized in diverse, interdisciplinary contexts and professional settings? This volume examines the places and spaces of theory in doctoral work across a wide range of interdisciplinary themes and fields of inquiry on a global scale.

Country, Park & City Book by Francis R. Kowsky

Country, Park & City Book
  • Author : Francis R. Kowsky
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08-07
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN Code: 0195346858
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Summary: After beginning his career as an architect in London, Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) came to the Hudson River valley in 1850 at the invitation of Andrew Jackson Downing, the reform-minded writer on houses and gardens. As Downing's partner, and after Downing's death in 1852, Vaux designed country and suburban dwellings that were remarkable for their well-conceived plans and their sensitive rapport with nature. By 1857, the year he published his book Villas and Cottages, Vaux had moved to New York City. There he asked Frederick Law Olmsted to join him in preparing a design for Central Park. He spent the next 38 years defending and refining their vision of Central Park as a work of art. After the Civil War, he and Olmsted led the nascent American park movement with their designs for parks and parkways in Brooklyn, Buffalo, and many other American cities. Apart from undertakings with Olmsted, Vaux cultivated a distinguished architectural practice. Among his clients were the artist Frederic Church, whose dream house, Olana, he helped create; and the reform politician Samuel Tilden, whose residence on New York's Gramercy Park remains one of the country's outstanding Victorian buildings. A pioneering advocate for apartment houses in American cities, Vaux designed buildings that mirrored the advance of urbanization in America, including early model housing for the poor. He planned the original portions of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History and conceived a stunning proposal for a vast iron and glass building to house the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Especially notable are the many bridges and other charming structures that he designed for Central Park. Vaux considered the Park's Terrace, decorated by J. W. Mould, as his greatest achievement. An active participant in the cultural and intellectual life of New York, Vaux was an idealist who regarded himself as an artist and a professional. And while much has been written on Olmsted, comparatively little has been published about Vaux. The first in-depth account of Vaux's career, Country, Park, and City should be of great interest to historians of art, architecture, and urbanism, as well as preservationists and other readers interested in New York City's past and America's first parks.

Inner Landscape Book by May Sarton

Inner Landscape Book
  • Author : May Sarton
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-12-23
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN Code: 1497689589
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Summary: A strong-willed and emotional collection hidden under a well-groomed landscape of words With her debut collection of poems, Encounter in April, May Sarton made an incredible splash in the world of poetry. Her work is impossible to imitate: a mix of stately verse and depth of emotion that lurks beneath every line, creating a tantalizing, magnetically charged distance between reader and poet. With Inner Landscape, Sarton beckons us forth while eluding easy understanding, in a volume that brilliantly walks the line between enticing and satisfying.

Landscape and Gender in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy Book by Eithne Henson

Landscape and Gender in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy Book
  • Author : Eithne Henson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN Code: 1317108302
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Summary: Examining a wide range of representations of physical, metaphorical, and dream landscapes in Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy, Eithne Henson explores the way in which gender attitudes are expressed, both in descriptions of landscape as the human body and in ideas of nature. Henson discusses the influence of eighteenth-century aesthetic theory, particularly on Brontë and Eliot, and argues that Ruskinian aesthetics, Darwinism, and other scientific preoccupations of an industrializing economy, changed constructions of landscape in the later nineteenth century. Henson examines the conventions of reading landscape, including the implied expectations of the reader, the question of the gendered narrator, how place defines the kind of action and characters in the novels, the importance of landscape in creating mood, the pastoral as a moral marker for readers, and the influence of changing aesthetic theory on the implied painterly models that the three authors reproduce in their work. She also considers how each writer defines the concept of Englishness against an internal or colonial Other. Alongside these concerns, Henson interrogates the ancient trope that equates woman with nature, and the effect of comparing women to natural objects or offering them as objects of the male gaze, typically to diminish or control them. Informed by close readings, Henson's study offers an original approach to the significances of landscape in the 'realist' nineteenth-century novel.

Landscapes of the Soul Book by Douglas V. Porpora

Landscapes of the Soul Book
  • Author : Douglas V. Porpora
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-06-21
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0198030827
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Summary: Do you believe in God? Nine out of ten Americans unhesitatingly answer yes. But for Douglas Porpora, the real questions begin where pollsters leave off. What, he asks, does religious belief actually mean in our lives? Does it shape our identities and our actions? Or, despite our professions of faith, are we morally adrift? Landscapes of the Soul paints a disturbing picture of American spiritual life. In his search for answers to his questions, Porpora interviewed clerks and executives, Jews, evangelical Christians, Buddhists, Taoists, and even followers of Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh. He asked them about God, and about what they saw as their own place in the universe. What he found was a widespread inability to articulate any grand meaning of life. We lack heroes to inspire us. We lack a sense of calling, of transcendent purpose in our existence. Many of us seem incapable of caring deeply about the suffering of others. Our society is permeated with moral indifference. Yes, we are a believing people, but God is often a distant abstraction and rarely an emotional presence in our lives. Only such an emotional connection, Porpora argues, can be the basis of a genuine moral vision. Our emotional estrangement from God and the sacred keeps us from caring about social justice, keeps us from wanting to change the world, keeps us enclosed in our own private worlds. Landscapes of the Soul is a passionate call to broaden our spiritual and moral horizons, to raise our eyes to the greater reality that unites us all.

The Days of My Life Book by Margaret Oliphant

The Days of My Life Book
  • Author : Margaret Oliphant
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN Code: 1776529790
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Summary: Against all odds, Scottish-born writer Margaret Oliphant made a name for herself as a major literary voice in the Victorian era. Through her writing, she was able for a time to provide financial security for a large extended family amidst a series of grave circumstances and unspeakable tragedies. The cleverly structured memoir The Days of My Life tells the author's own story through a series of vignettes focusing on crucial events and turning points in her experience.

On Søren Kierkegaard Book by Edward F. Mooney

On Søren Kierkegaard Book
  • Author : Edward F. Mooney
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN Code: 135191376X
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Summary: Tracing a path through Kierkegaard's writings, this book brings the reader into close contact with the texts and purposes of this remarkable 19th century Danish writer and thinker. Kierkegaard writes in a number of voices and registers: as a sharp observer and critic of Danish culture, or as a moral psychologist, and as a writer concerned to evoke the religious way of life of Socrates, Abraham, or a Christian exemplar. In developing these themes, Mooney sketches Kierkegaard's Socratic vocation, gives a close reading of several central texts, and traces 'The Ethical Sublime' as a recurrent theme. He unfolds an affirmative relationship between philosophy and theology and the potentialities for a religiousness that defies dogmatic creeds, secular chauvinisms, and restrictive philosophies.

Some Passages in the Life of Mr Adam Blair, Minister of the Gospel at Cross-Miekle Book by Lockhart John Gibson Lockhart

Some Passages in the Life of Mr Adam Blair, Minister of the Gospel at Cross-Miekle Book
  • Author : Lockhart John Gibson Lockhart
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-06
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN Code: 1474456103
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Summary: Offers Lockhart's final text to modern readers for the first timeOffers the first scholarly edition of Lockhart's best-know novel based on Lockhart's final textSupplies extensive annotation and full scholarly apparatusIncludes a thorough textual history based on comparative study of the manuscript, corrected proof pages, first edition, and second editionSome Passages in the Life of Mr Adam Blair (1822), John Gibson Lockhart's second and best-known novel, is the story of a Church of Scotland minister whose sexual relationship with a married woman has tragic consequences. One of the earliest serious studies in fiction of a minister in Scottish society, the novel also explores gender roles through the character of Blair's friend in the affair, Charlotte. This edition provides the first modern publication of Lockhart's final text, the revised second edition (1824), as well as the first scholarly edition of the novel, including extensive annotations and a detailed textual history.