Book The Faraway Nearby

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  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-06-13
  • ISBN : 1101622776
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read The Faraway Nearby PDF, written by Rebecca Solnit and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-06-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of Orwell's Roses, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy—a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this exquisitely written book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories—of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness—Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.

Book Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby

Download or read Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby PDF, written by Craig Varjabedian and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Varjabedian illuminates the dramatic cliffs and plains of Ghost Ranch, once the home of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Book Mystery Hidden Yet Revealed

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  • Author : Marie Theresa Coombs
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2003-09-02
  • ISBN : 1725241307
  • Pages : 313 pages

Download or read Mystery Hidden Yet Revealed PDF, written by Marie Theresa Coombs and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work focuses on a reality central to each human life and basic to every branch of theology; namely, the immanent transcendence of God. This study begins by exploring that theme of mystery hidden yet revealed from the perspective of the interrelationship of transcendence, self-actualization and creative expression. The book goes on to describe the interplay of those three elements in the lives and the works of,Thomas Merton, monk and writer, and Georgia O'Keeffe, artist. People from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions will find this study a stimulating source of insight for their spiritual quest.

Book From the Faraway Nearby

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  • Author : Christopher Merrill
  • Publisher : Addison Wesley Publishing Company
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 312 pages

Download or read From the Faraway Nearby PDF, written by Christopher Merrill and published by Addison Wesley Publishing Company. This book was released on 1992 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "It has always been difficult to separate Georgia O'Keeffe's art and life from the powerful myths that grew around her. Many recognize her paintings of flowers or desert bones, or know some detail of her interesting life. From the Faraway Nearby attempts to separate O'Keeffe's art and her carefully-marketed public image from her closely-guarded private life. It is a composite biography of critical essays, memoirs, poetry, and photographs from twenty-two artists, writers (including Alan Cheuse and Terry Tempest Williams), and scholars who examine O'Keeffe's life from many different points of view." "The first part of the book, "The Work," contains critical essays on various aspects of O'Keeffe's art and career. The second part, "The Woman," looks at the personal life of Georgia O'Keeffe through memoirs and reflections by people who knew her and whose lives were touched by her. The book is highlighted by stunning black-and-white portraits of O'Keeffe." "Even though Georgia O'Keeffe died in 1986, the story of her fascinating life continues to unfold. From the Faraway Nearby captures the current position that the artist and her work hold in American culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Book High Wired

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  • Author : Cynthia A. Haynes
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780472088386
  • Pages : 372 pages

Download or read High Wired PDF, written by Cynthia A. Haynes and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in High Wired are arranged in a practical sequence, beginning with the context and history of MOOs, followed by more technical essays on how to set up and administer a MOO. Subsequent essays discuss applications for the use of MOOs in education and provide theoretical explorations of the nature of MOO communities. High Wired is at once a textbook, a reference book, and a handbook. Teachers, students, and other interested readers will find that it appeals to both practical needs and theoretical concerns. Book jacket.

Book From Greenwich Village to Taos

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  • Author : Flannery Burke
  • Publisher : University Press of Kansas
  • Release : 2016-01-22
  • ISBN : 0700622365
  • Pages : 269 pages

Download or read From Greenwich Village to Taos PDF, written by Flannery Burke and published by University Press of Kansas. This book was released on 2016-01-22 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: They all came to Taos: Georgia O'Keefe, D. H. Lawrence, Carl Van Vechten, and other expatriates of New York City. Fleeing urban ugliness, they moved west between 1917 and 1929 to join the community that art patron Mabel Dodge created in her Taos salon and to draw inspiration from New Mexico's mountain desert and "primitive" peoples. As they settled, their quest for the primitive forged a link between "authentic" places and those who called them home. In this first book to consider Dodge and her visitors from a New Mexican perspective, Flannery Burke shows how these cultural mavens drew on modernist concepts of primitivism to construct their personal visions and cultural agendas. In each chapter she presents a place as it took shape for a different individual within Dodge's orbit. From this kaleidoscope of places emerges a vision of what place meant to modernist artists-as well as a narrative of what happened in the real place of New Mexico when visitors decided it was where they belonged. Expanding the picture of early American modernism beyond New York's dominance, she shows that these newcomers believed Taos was the place they had set out to find-and that when Taos failed to meet their expectations, they changed Taos. Throughout, Burke examines the ways notions of primitivism unfolded as Dodge's salon attracted artists of varying ethnicities and the ways that patronage was perceived-by African American writers seeking publication, Anglos seeking "authentic" material, Native American artists seeking patronage, or Nuevomexicanos simply seeking respect. She considers the notion of "competitive primitivism," especially regarding Carl Van Vechten, and offers nuanced analyses of divisions within northern New Mexico's arts communities over land issues and of the ways in which Pueblo Indians spoke on their own behalf. Burke's book offers a portrait of a place as it took shape both aesthetically in the imaginations of Dodge's visitors and materially in the lives of everyday New Mexicans. It clearly shows that no people or places stand outside the modern world-and that when we pretend otherwise, those people and places inevitably suffer.

Book The Faraway Nearby

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  • Author : John Murrell
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The Faraway Nearby PDF, written by John Murrell and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Therapist in Mourning

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  • Author : Anne Adelman
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2013-06-04
  • ISBN : 0231156987
  • Pages : 331 pages

Download or read The Therapist in Mourning PDF, written by Anne Adelman and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2013-06-04 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits therapists from engaging in such activities. Practitioners can only share memories of a client in circumscribed ways, while respecting the patient's confidentiality. Therefore, they may find it difficult to discuss the things that made the therapeutic relationship meaningful. Similarly, when a therapist loses someone in their private lives, they are expected to isolate themselves from grief, since allowing one's personal life to enter the working relationship can interfere with a client's self-discovery and healing. For therapists caught between their grief and the empathy they provide for their clients, this collection explores the complexity of bereavement within the practice setting. It also examines the professional and personal ramifications of death and loss for the practicing clinician. Featuring original essays from longstanding practitioners, the collection demonstrates the universal experience of bereavement while outlining a theoretical framework for the position of the bereft therapist. Essays cover the unexpected death of clients and patient suicide, personal loss in a therapist's life, the grief of clients who lose a therapist, disastrous loss within a community, and the grief resulting from professional losses and disruptions. The first of its kind, this volume gives voice to long-suppressed thoughts and emotions, enabling psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health specialists to achieve the connection and healing they bring to their own work.

Book Creative Measures of the Anthropocene

Download or read Creative Measures of the Anthropocene PDF, written by Kaya Barry and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-10-30 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book proposes that creative and participatory modes of measuring, knowing, and moving in the world are needed for coming to grips with the Anthropocene epoch. It interrogates how creative, affective and experiential encounters that traverse the local and the global, as well as the mundane and the everyday, can offer new perspectives on the challenges that lay ahead. This book considers the role of the arts in exploring geographical concerns and increasing human mobility. In doing so, it offers ways to counteract the unstable, shifting and disorienting impacts and debates surrounding human activity and the Anthropocene. The authors bring together perspectives from mobilities, creative arts, cultural geography, philosophy and humanities in an innovative exploration of how creative forms of measurement can assist in reconfiguring individual and collective action.

Book Full Bloom  The Art and Life of Georgia O Keeffe

Download or read Full Bloom The Art and Life of Georgia O Keeffe PDF, written by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2004-09-17 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The definitive life of O'Keeffe." —Hilton Kramer, Los Angeles Times Georgia O'Keefe (1887?-1986) was one of the most successful American artists of the twentieth century: her arresting paintings of enormous, intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes, and stark white cow skulls are seminal works of modern art. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. This large, finely balanced biography offers an astonishingly honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.

Book Georgia O Keeffe

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  • Author : Elizabeth Hutton Turner
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300079354
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read Georgia O Keeffe PDF, written by Elizabeth Hutton Turner and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores O'Keeffe's unmatched accomplishments in still-life painting in two essays accompanied by reproductions of her work and photographs of her studios.

Book Collector s Guide

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 270 pages

Download or read Collector s Guide PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Collector’s Guide strives to be a trusted partner in the business of art by being the most knowledgeable, helpful and friendly resource to New Mexico’s artists, art galleries, museums and art service providers. Through a printed guidebook, the World Wide Web and weekly radio programs, we serve art collectors and others seeking information about the art and culture of New Mexico.

Book Putting the Local in Global Education

Download or read Putting the Local in Global Education PDF, written by Neal W. Sobania and published by Stylus Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2015-05-25 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The position taken in this volume is that domestic off-campus study can be just as powerful a transformative learning experience as study overseas, and that domestic programs can equally expand students’ horizons, their knowledge of global issues and processes, their familiarity and experience with cultural diversity, their intercultural skills, and sense of citizenship. This book presents both the rationale for and examples of “study away”, an inclusive concept that embraces study abroad while advocating for a wide variety of domestic study programs, including community-based education programs that employ academic service-learning and internships. With the growing diversification—regionally, demographically, culturally, and socio-economically—of developed economies such as the US, the local is potentially a “doorstep to the planet” and presents opportunities for global learning. Moreover, study away programs can address many of the problematic issues associated with study abroad, such as access, finance, participation, health and safety, and faculty support. Between lower costs, the potential to increase the participation of student cohorts typically under-represented in study abroad, the lowering of language barriers, and the engagement of faculty whose disciplines focus on domestic issues, study at home can greatly expand the reach of global learning. The book is organized in five sections, the first providing a framework and the rationale for domestic study way programs; addressing administrative support for domestic vs. study abroad programs; exploring program goals, organization, structure, assessment and continuous improvement; and considering the distinct pedagogies of experiential and transformative education. The second section focuses on Semester Long Faculty Led Programs, featuring examples of programs located in a wide variety of locations – from investigations into history, immigration, culture, and the environment through localities in the West and the Lowcountry to exploring globalization in L.A and New York. Section three highlights five Short Term Faculty Led Programs. While each includes an intensive immersive study away experience, two illustrate how a 7 – 10 day study away experience can be effectively embedded into a regular course taught on campus. The fourth section, on Consortium Programs, describes programs that are either sponsored by a college that makes its program available to consortium members and non-members, or is offered by an independent non-for-profit to which institutions send their students. The final section on Community Engagement and Domestic Study Away addresses the place of community-based education in global learning and provides examples of academic programs that employ service-learning as a tool for collaborative learning, focusing on issues of pedagogy, faculty development and the building long-term reciprocal relationship with community partners to co-create knowledge. The book is intended for study abroad professionals, multicultural educators, student affairs professionals, alternative spring break directors, and higher education administrators concerned about affordably expanding global education opportunities.

Book Georgia O Keeffe

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  • Author : Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Publisher : Hudson Hills
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780943411491
  • Pages : 150 pages

Download or read Georgia O Keeffe PDF, written by Georgia O'Keeffe and published by Hudson Hills. This book was released on 2007 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: O'Keeffe's most significant contribution to art history was her unique approach to abstraction. This book examines, for the first time an overlooked aspect of O'Keeffe's work, focusing on her distinctive use of circular forms as an abstract motif.

Book Humanities

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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Book The Secret Project

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  • Author : Jonah Winter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-02-07
  • ISBN : 1481469142
  • Pages : 40 pages

Download or read The Secret Project PDF, written by Jonah Winter and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter bring to life one of the most secretive scientific projects in history—the creation of the atomic bomb—in this powerful and moving picture book. At a former boy’s school in the remote desert of New Mexico, the world’s greatest scientists have gathered to work on the “Gadget,” an invention so dangerous and classified they cannot even call it by its real name. They work hard, surrounded by top security and sworn to secrecy, until finally they take their creation far out into the desert to test it, and afterward the world will never be the same.

Book Space  Site  Intervention

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  • Author : Erika Suderburg
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780816631599
  • Pages : 392 pages

Download or read Space Site Intervention PDF, written by Erika Suderburg and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Ferdinand Chevel's Palais Ideal (1879-1905) and Simon Rodia's Watts Towers (1921-1954) to Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch (1974) and Richard Serra's Tilted Arc (1981), installation art has continually crossed boundaries, encompassing sculpture, architecture, performance, and visual art. Although unique in its power to transform both the site in which a work is constructed and the viewer's experience of being in a place, installation art has not received the critical attention accorded other art forms. In Space, Site, Intervention, some of today's most prominent art critics, curators, and artists view installation art as a diverse, multifaceted, and international art form that challenges institutional assumptions and narrow conceptual frameworks. The contributors discuss installation in relation to the genealogy of modern art, community and corporate space, multimedia cyberspace, public and private ritual, the gallery and the museum, public and private patronage, and political action. This ambitious volume focuses on issues of class, sexuality, cultural identity rase, and gender, and highlights a wide range of artists whose work is often marginalized by mainstream art history and criticism. Together, the essays in Space, Site, Intervention investigate how installation resonates within modern culture and society, as well as its ongoing influence on contemporary visual culture.