The official inside history of the home of country music--the Grand Ole Opry This is the story of the birthplace of country music as told by the people who were there--from the birth of country music 100 years ago to the songs and culture its myriad fans know and love today Nearly every country music icon has crossed the Grand Ole Opry stage, including обюпв Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, and recent inductee Dierks Bentley Drawing from detailed archives of correspondence, photographs, oral histories, and live recordings (few of which have been made public until now), this history offers fans an exclusive look into the heart and soul of country music. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 272 стр ISBN 1931722862.
In Bodies in Dissent Daphne A Brooks argues that from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth, black transatlantic activists, actors, singers, and other entertainers frequently transformed the alienating conditions of social and political marginalization into modes of self-actualization through performance Brooks considers обюпи the work of African American, Anglo, and racially ambiguous performers in a range of popular entertainment, including racial melodrama, spectacular theatre, moving panorama exhibitions, Pan-Africanist musicals, Victorian magic shows, religious and secular song, spiritualism, and dance She describes how these entertainers experimented with different ways of presenting their bodies in publicA?A€A”through dress, movement, and theatrical technologiesA?A€A”to defamiliarize the spectacle of A?A€A?blacknessA?A€A? in the transatlantic imaginary Brooks pieces together reviews, letters, playbills, fiction, and biography in order to reconstruct not only the contexts of African American performance but also the reception of the stagings of A?A€A?bodily insurgencyA?A€A? which she examines Throughout the book, she juxtaposes unlikely texts and entertainers in order to illuminate the complicated transatlantic cultural landscape in which black performers intervened She places Adah Isaacs Menken, a star of spectacular theatre, next to Sojourner Truth, showing how both used similar strategies of physical gesture to complicate one-dimensional notions of race and gender She also considers Henry Box Brown’s public re-enactments of his escape from slavery, the Pan-Africanist discourse of Bert Williams’s and George Walker’s musical In Dahomey (1902–04), and the relationship between gender politics, performance, and New Negro activism in the fiction of the novelist and playwright Pauline Hopkins and the postbellum stage work of the cakewalk dancer and choreographer Aida Overton Walker Highlighting the integral connections between performance and the construction of racial identities, Brooks provides a nuanced understanding of the vitality, complexity, and influence of black performance in the United States and throughout the black Atlantic. 2006 г Мягкая обложка, 475 стр ISBN 0822337223.
In China on Screen, Chris Berry and Mary Farquhar, leaders in the field of Chinese film studies, explore more than one hundred years of Chinese cinema and nation Providing new perspectives on key movements, themes, and filmmakers, Berry and Farquhar analyze the films of a variety of directors and actors, including Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, Hou Hsiao обюпк Hsien, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee They argue for the abandonment of "national cinema" as an analytic tool and propose "cinema and the national" as a more productive framework With this approach, they show how movies from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora construct and contest different ideas of Chinese nation -- as empire, republic, or ethnicity, and complicated by gender, class, style, transnationalism, and more Among the issues and themes covered are the tension between operatic and realist modes, male and female star images, transnational production and circulation of Chinese films, the image of the good foreigner -- all related to different ways of imagining nation Comprehensive and provocative, China on Screen is a crucial work of film analysis. 2006 г Мягкая обложка, 313 стр ISBN 0231137079.
American Defense Policy has been a mainstay for instructors of courses in political science, international relations, military affairs, and American national security for over 25 years The updated and thoroughly revised eighth edition considers questions of continuity and change in America's defense policy in the face of a global climate обюпн beset by geopolitical tensions, rapid technological change, and terrorist violence On September 11, 2001, the seemingly impervious United States was handed a very sharp reality check In this new atmosphere of fear and vulnerability, policy makers were forced to make national security their highest priority, implementing laws and military spending initiatives to combat the threat of international terrorism In this volume, experts examine the many factors that shape today's security landscape -- America's values, the preparation of future defense leaders, the efforts to apply what we have learned from Afghanistan and Iraq to the transformation of America's military, reflection on America's nuclear weapons programs and missile defense, the threat of terrorism, and the challenges of homeland security -- which are applied to widely varied approaches to national defense strategy This invaluable and prudent text remains a classic introduction to the vital security issues facing the United States throughout its history and breaks new ground as a thoughtful and comprehensive starting point in understanding American defense policy and its role in the world today. 2005 г Мягкая обложка, 496 стр ISBN 0801880947.
The sacred buildings of America - churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, meetinghouses - are as diverse as the people they serve In this book, we hear from architects, designers, clergy, and congregants as we explore and reflect on the intersection of faith, design, and community We visit a variety of houses of worship across the nation, from обюпч a Quaker meetinghouse built in 1694 to a Baptist church constructed by slaves and a synagogue completed at the end of the twentieth century Формат издания: 23,5 см х 30,5 см Иллюстрации Автор Dominique Browning. Издательство: Assouline, 2006 г Суперобложка, 248 стр ISBN 2-84323-880-3 Язык: Английский Мелованная бумага, Цветные иллюстрации.
50 Favourite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright артикул 1362a.
Houses not skyscrapers, museums or schools remained Frank Lloyd Wrights favourite building type from the beginning to the end of his seventy-year career as an architect When he started his practice near the close of the 19th century, he saw a house as the embodiment of democracy and individual freedom "Your home had more capacity to spread обюпг well-being", he said, "than any cathedral or palace" To him it was the centre of all family life As "50 Favourite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright" shows, his ideal home took on an amazing variety of forms From Wrights 300 house designs that were eventually built, this book visits fifty that have become world-wide favourites Here, from the young architects first period, is his own home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois, an architectural laboratory for him over two decades Wright next ushered in the 20th century with his Prairie House, whose sheltering roofs and horizontal lines linked them to the earth; classics such as the Willits, Dana Thomas and Robie Houses In the 1920s came revolutionary design in California built of textured concrete, followed in the 1930s by the internationally renowned Fallingwater and Taliesin West Each of the examples featured grew from Wrights never-changing principles that a house should be built with nature, use materials and colours, be designed from within, have the consistency of a finely woven fabric, achieve harmony through unity, and be a work of art not just a house Иллюстрации Автор Diane Maddex. Издательство: Thames and Hudson, 2008 г Суперобложка, 128 стр ISBN 978-0-500-01992-4 Язык: Английский Формат: 270x280 Мелованная бумага, Цветные иллюстрации.
Mexican Contemporary артикул 1364a.
Modern Mexico is a fantastically fertile breeding ground for contemporary architecture and design The nation is an exotic, sensual mix of cultural influences The mysterious monolithic architecture of Mexico's pre-Hispanic civilizations, the baroque, tile-clad cathedrals of the Catholic conquistadors, and the rugged proportions of the обюпй colonial hacienda are all visible in the work of Mexico's new generation of modern masters Mexican architecture remains defined by the courtyard, the wall and the uninhibited use of colour But contemporary architects and designers are bringing to these a fascination with texture and with monumental scale Featuring the most striking work of architects and designers such as Jose de Yturbe and Manuel Mestre, "Mexican Contemporary" explores both the boldness of the new and the vibrant roots to which it remains true Формат: 23 см х 29,5 см Иллюстрации Автор Herbert Ypma. Издательство: Thames and Hudson, 1998 г Мягкая обложка, 160 стр ISBN 0-500-07019-9 Язык: Английский Мелованная бумага, Цветные иллюстрации.
Italian Renaissance Sculpture артикул 1366a.
The sculptors of the Italian Renaissance transformed their Classical and regional heritage From about 1260 to 1600, these masters introduced revolutionary innovations in freestanding figures and portraits, while on reliefs convincing perspective was rendered for the first time, predating its use in painting The Renaissance notion of the обюпм artist as genius is vividly embodied in contemporary sculptors, from Nicola Pisano through Brunelleschi and Donatello to Michelangelo and Giambologna Roberta Olson surveys the extraordinary artistic achievements of the period, which were to affect for ever after the practice of Western art Автор Roberta J M Olson. Серия: World of Art.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Prints and Drawings артикул 1368a.
Редактор: Nadine M Orenstein Accompanying an exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints, edited by Nadine M Orenstein, features the lesser known works of this famous 16th-century Flemish artist In the introduction and essays, seven scholars, including museum director Philippe обюпс de Montebello, Manfred Sellink, Michiel C Plomp and the editor, explore diverse biographical and artistic craft issues e g , all that is known for certain of Bruegel's life is that, though he painted peasants, and early biographers dubbed him the "`Peasant Bruegel,'" he was in fact an urban intellectual The exhibit treats these drawings in a new light thanks to the "transformative insight" of the late Hans Mielke i e , new attributions to Bruegel or his circle, such as a sketch formerly attributed to Hieronymous Bosch The book features 274 illustrations (108 in color): Bruegel's 54 works alongside works by his colleagues, predecessors and successors Иллюстрации. Издательство: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003 г Суперобложка, 336 стр ISBN 978-0-300-09014-7 Язык: Английский Формат: 240x315 Мелованная бумага, Цветные иллюстрации.
Shirley Temple: A Pictorial History of the World's Greatest Child Star артикул 1370a.
Shirley Temple was a phenomenon, a child star whose talent and personality earned her a permanent place in Hollywood history The extraordinary six-year-old entertainer struck a chord with audiences all over the globe Her career sparked a marketing sensation, spurring the production of anything and everything bearing her image-from dolls to обюпъ tin whistles-in all corners of the globe, both authorized and unauthorized Despite the decades-long interest in everything Temple, never before has there been a lavishly illustrated art book examining the phenomenon that was Shirley Temple as a child star in the 1930s Many of the rare and unusual Shirley Temple collectibles have never been featured in print Along with an informal, concise history of the childhood career of Ms Temple (featuring film stills, many never-before-seen photographs, and personal snapshots of Shirley as well as several taken by her), this book is a visual treat befitting the magic of the most famous child star of all time, as well as the Golden Age of Hollywood. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 256 стр ISBN 1557836728.