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The idea of tragedy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 370

The idea of tragedy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1966
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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William Spratling, His Life and Art
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 348

William Spratling, His Life and Art

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-09-10
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  • Publisher: LSU Press

In this lavishly illustrated biography of silversmith and graphic artist William Spratling (1900--1967), Taylor D. Littleton reintroduces one of the most fascinating American expatriates of the early twentieth century. Best known for his revolutionary silver designs, Spratling influenced an entire generation of Mexican and American silversmiths and transformed the tiny village of Taxco into the "Florence of Mexico." Littleton widens the context of Spratling's popular reputation by examining the formative periods in his life and art that preceded his brilliant entrepreneurial experiment in the Las Delicias workshop in Taxco, which left a permanent mark on Mexico's artistic orientation and eco...

The Ancestors of Christine Robinson of Bath Co., Kentucky
  • Language: en
The Feud That Wasn’t
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 229

The Feud That Wasn’t

This study reinforces the interpretation that the Reconstruction actually had been just a continuation of the Civil War in another guise, drawing a composite picture of a group of anti-Reconstruction hoodlums who at various times banded together for criminal purposes.

Contemporary Identities of Creativity and Creative Work
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 166

Contemporary Identities of Creativity and Creative Work

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-05-13
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Creative workers have been celebrated internationally for their flexibility in new labour markets centred on culture, creativity and, most recently, innovation. This book draws on research with novice and established workers in a range of specializations in order to explore the meanings, aspirations and practical difficulties associated with a creative identification. It investigates the difficulties and attractions of creative work as a personalized, affect-laden project of self-making, perpetually open and oriented to possibility, uncertain in its trajectory or rewards. Employing a cross-disciplinary methodology and analytic approach, the book investigates the new cultural meanings in play...

Advancing American Art
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 159

Advancing American Art

  • Categories: Art

"Conceived and funded by the State Department in 1946 as part of a new emphasis in international diplomacy, the exhibit of paintings called Advancing American Art was launched on what was enthusiastically projected as an extended goodwill tour of Europe and Latin America. But almost immediately the exhibit was attacked by conservative groups as 'un-American' and 'subversive' and its abstract paintings ridiculed in the national media, in Congress, and by no less a critic than President Truman. Following their recall by Secretary Marshall in 1947, the exhibit's paintings were quietly declared surplus property and sold under rather curious circumstances by the War Assets Administration. Most of the collection was acquired by a small number of public universities in what could be called the art bargain of the century, since works by such figures as Marin, O'Keefe, Shahn, Dove, Kuniyoshi, and Hartley were sold for $100 or less."--publisher website.

The New Historicism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 317

The New Historicism

Following Clifford Geertz and other cultural anthropologists, the New Historicist critics have evolved a method for describing culture in action. Their "thick descriptions" seize upon an event or anecdote--colonist John Rolfe's conversation with Pocohontas's father, a note found among Nietzsche's papers to the effect that "I have lost my umbrella"--and re-read it to reveal through the analysis of tiny particulars the motive forces controlling a whole society. Contributors: Stephen J. Greenblatt, Louis A. Montrose, Catherine Gallagher, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Gerald Graff, Jean Franco, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Frank Lentricchia, Vincent Pecora, Jane Marcus, Jon Klancher, Jonathan Arac, Hayden White, Stanley Fish, Judith Newton, Joel Fineman, John Schaffer, Richard Terdiman, Donald Pease, Brooks Thomas.

List of Patents for Inventions and Designs
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 606
The Cultural Cold War
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

The Cultural Cold War

During the Cold War, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy’s most cherished possession—but such freedom was put in service of a hidden agenda. In The Cultural Cold War, Frances Stonor Saunders reveals the extraordinary efforts of a secret campaign in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were working for or subsidized by the CIA—whether they knew it or not. Called "the most comprehensive account yet of the [CIA’s] activities between 1947 and 1967" by the New York Times, the book presents shocking evidence of the CIA’s undercover program of cultural interventions in Western Europe and at home, drawing together declassified docume...