Carmen Herrera

Lines of Sight

Carmen Herrera

An overdue evaluation of the life and work of a prolific and significant contemporary artist Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915) has painted for more than seven decades, though it is only in recent years that acclaim for her work has catapulted the artist to international prominence. This handsome volume offers the first sustained examination of her early career from 1948-78, which spans the art worlds of Havana, Paris, and New York. Essays consider the artist's early studies in Cuba, her involvement with the Salon des R�alit�s Nouvelles in post-war Paris, and her groundbreaking New York output, as well as situate her work in the context of a broader Latin American avant-garde art. An essay by Dana Miller considers Herrera's New York work of the 1950s through the 1970s, when Herrera was arriving at and perfecting her signature style of hard edge abstraction. Personal family photographs from Herrera's archive enrich the narrative, and a chronology addressing the entirety of her life and career features additional documentary images. Over 80 works are illustrated as color plates, making this book the most extensive representation of Herrera's work to date.

Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night

Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night

The night and popular music have long served to energise one another, such that they appear inextricably bound together as trope and topos. This history of reciprocity has produced a range of resonant and compelling imaginaries, conjured up through countless songs and spaces dedicated to musical life after dark. Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night is one of the first volumes to examine the relationship between night and popular music. Its scope is interdisciplinary and geographically diverse. The contributors gathered here explore how the problems, promises, and paradoxes of the night and music play off of one another to produce spaces of solace and sanctuary as well as underpinning strategies designed to police, surveil and control movements and bodies. This edited collection is a welcome addition to debates and discussions about the cultures of the night and how popular music plays a continuing role in shaping them.

Paris Vertical

Paris Vertical

Photographer Horst Hamann's vertical reconnaissance trips through the world's most beautiful and romantic city have yielded an astonishing array of images in this stunning pictorial tribute to Paris. Sensitized to vertical perspectives since publishing his 'New York Vertical' and equipped with a new panoramic camera, he painstakingly set up shot after shot, often finding himself precariously balanced off Notre Dames gargoyles, the balconies of the Pompidou Center-even the Eiffel Tower. His stark black and white compositions offer unique vertical reinterpretations of some of Europe's most recognizable cityscapes.

Sequences includes Premium Website Printed Access Card

Sequences includes Premium Website Printed Access Card

Take your understanding of French language and culture to the next level with SÉQUENCES. With more cultural content than traditional Intermediate / Advanced textbooks, the text's thematic threads are devoted to mature, interesting topics that intertwine the study of grammar and culture with highly contextualized discussions of specific films and pertinent authentic readings. SÉQUENCES exposes you to recent French films, pertinent readings about the films, and activities that empower you to discover the many facets of French and Francophone life while improving your communication, grammar and vocabulary skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sassy

The Go-For-It Girl's Guide to Becoming Mistress of Your Destiny

Sassy

SASSY The Go-For-It Girl Guide to becoming Mistress Of Your Destiny Do you have any idea what it is like to be that girl? The girl who is totally badass, speaks her truth, makes money, follows her heart and has crazy-mad adventures? The girl who people stop in the street and ask hey, g-friend, what is your secret? When you are that girl, there is no secret. You are SASSY. SASSY, from the creatrix of www.sassyology.com, is a rather deliciously delightful cocktail of womanly arts, make-life-betterness and magickal chutzpah that will switch your I am awesome levels to maxim-o. You will find ways to seek passion and pleasure, to dig on your sweet self and to know your fabulosity. You will be inspired beyond measure by interviews and insights from divine Daring Dames like Pleasure Provocateur, Sam Roddick and Queen of Burlesque, Immodesty Blaize, and most importantly, you will learn how to conjure up and invoke whatever it is you want in life, all while dancing to your very own beat and wearing completely inappropriate footwear.

Feu !

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National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

National Union Catalog

Includes entries for maps and atlases.