the shape of things


No.ISBN : 0802083250
Author : Frances Carey
Genre : Art
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Copyright Year : 1999
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DESCRIPTION : The Book of Revelation's legacy of visual imagery is evaluated here, from the 11th century to the end of World War 2 illuminated manuscripts, books, prints and drawings of apocalyptic phases are examined.


No.ISBN : 088145222X
Author : Neil LaBute
Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Broadway Play Pub
Copyright Year : 2003
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DESCRIPTION : In a modern version of Adam's seduction by Eve, this play pits gentle, awkward, overweight Adam against experienced, analytical, amoral Evelyn, a graduate student in art.


No.ISBN : 9781466804227
Author : Greil Marcus
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Copyright Year : 2007-08-21
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DESCRIPTION : From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech about his American dream. Listening to these prophetic founding statements, Marcus explores America's promise as a New Jerusalem and the nature of its covenant: first with God, and then with its own citizens. In the nineteenth century, this vision of the nation's story was told in public as part of common discourse, to be fought over in plain speech and flights of gorgeous rhetoric. Since then, Marcus argues, it has become cryptic, a story told more in art than in politics. He traces it across the continent and through time, hearing the tale in the disparate voices of writers, filmmakers, performers, and actors: Philip Roth, David Lynch, David Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sheryl Lee, and Bill Pullman. In The Shape of Things to Come, the future and the past merge in extraordinary and uncanny ways, and Marcus proves once again that he is our most imaginative and original cultural critic.


No.ISBN : 9781611973952
Author : Shawn W. Walker
Genre : Mathematics
Publisher : SIAM
Copyright Year : 2015-12-17
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DESCRIPTION : Many things around us have properties that depend on their shape?for example, the drag characteristics of a rigid body in a flow. This self-contained overview of differential geometry explains how to differentiate a function (in the calculus sense) with respect to a ?shape variable.? This approach, which is useful for understanding mathematical models containing geometric partial differential equations (PDEs), allows readers to obtain formulas for geometric quantities (such as curvature) that are clearer than those usually offered in differential geometry texts. Readers will learn how to compute sensitivities with respect to geometry by developing basic calculus tools on surfaces and combining them with the calculus of variations. Several applications that utilize shape derivatives and many illustrations that help build intuition are included.


No.ISBN : 9781473216921
Author : H.G. Wells
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Hachette UK
Copyright Year : 2017-06-08
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DESCRIPTION : When Dr Philip Raven, a diplomat working for the League of Nations, dies in the 1930s, he leaves behind a book of dreams outlining the visions he has been experiencing for many years. These visions seem to be glimpses into the future, detailing events that will occur on Earth for the next two hundred years. This fictional 'history of the future' proved prescient in many ways, as Wells predicted events such as the Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare, climate change and the growing instability of the Middle East.


No.ISBN : 0756504538
Author : Janine Scott
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Capstone
Copyright Year : 2003-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : Explores the different shapes that can be found every day and discusses patterns and symmetry in simple terms.


No.ISBN : 9781105573453
Author : Roderick Charles
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Lulu.com
Copyright Year : 2013-06
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DESCRIPTION : A book of short stories about the strange things that can happen in a city the size of Tokyo, where people live cheek and jowl with strangers, some of whom are stranger than others... From pickpocket to office lady, 'The Shape of Things That Hide' examines the lowest ebb of the human spirit. People forced, by modern society, to the brink.


No.ISBN : 9781621159759
Author : Mike Mignola
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Copyright Year : 2014-07-22
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DESCRIPTION : Direct from the pages of Hellboy and B.P.R.D.! A mutated Abe Sapien fights carnivorous monsters crawling out of the desert sand, a fortified militia that's walled Phoenix off from the rest of the world, and a viscous zombie swarm, while a mad necromancer rises over the monster-infested ruins of Seattle.


No.ISBN : 9781780232362
Author : Vilém Flusser
Genre : Art
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Copyright Year : 2013-06-01
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DESCRIPTION : This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher Vilém Flusser. It puts forward the view that our future depends on design. In a series of insightful essays on such ordinary "things" as wheels, carpets, pots, umbrellas and tents, Flusser emphasizes the interrelationships between art and science, theology and technology, and archaeology and architecture. Just as formal creativity has produced both weapons of destruction and great works of art, Flusser believed that the shape of things (and the designs behind them) represents both a threat and an opportunity for designers of the future.


No.ISBN : 0300001444
Author : George Kubler
Genre : Art
Publisher : Yale University Press
Copyright Year : 1962
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DESCRIPTION : Arising from the study of art history, this book presents a radically new approach to the problem of historical change. George Kubler draws upon new insights in fields such as anthropology and linguistics and replaces the notion of style with the idea of a linked succession of works distributed in time as recognizably early and late versions of the same action. The result is a view of historical sequence aligned on continuous change more than upon the ecstatic concept of style--the usual basis for conventional histories of art.