China

Through the Looking Glass

Author: Andrew Bolton,John Galliano,Adam Geczy,Maxwell K. Hearn,Homay King,Harold Koda,Mei Mei Rado,Wong Kar Wai

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300211120

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6987

For centuries China has fueled the creative imagination and inspired fashion. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese art, film, and aesthetics on international fashion designers, including Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Posted in Art

Through the Looking Glass

China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Author: Paul French

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622099823

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 4582

The convulsive history of foreign journalists in China starts with newspapers printed in the European factories of Canton in the 1820s. It also starts with a duel between two editors over the future of China and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over therevolution. This book tells the story of China's foreign journalists.
Posted in Social Science

Punk

Chaos to Couture

Author: Andrew Bolton,Richard Hell,John Lydon,Jon Savage

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300191855

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 942

Examines the impact of punk on fashion, focusing on its do-it-yourself, rip-it-to-shreds ethos, the antithesis of couture.
Posted in Art

The Grapes of Math

How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451640129

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 7711

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world’s favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends the World Mathematical Congress in India, and visits the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop. Get hooked on math as Alex delves deep into humankind’s turbulent relationship with numbers, and reveals how they have shaped the world we live in.
Posted in Mathematics

Schiaparelli & Prada

Impossible Conversations

Author: Andrew Bolton,Harold Koda

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394549

Category: Fashion design

Page: 215

View: 2210

"The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubia's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches"--Publisher's website.
Posted in Fashion design

Japan Through the Looking Glass

Author: Alan MacFarlane

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650589

Category: Travel

Page: 326

View: 428

This entertaining and endlessly surprising book takes us on an exploration into every aspect of Japanese society from the most public to the most intimate. A series of meticulous investigations gradually uncovers the multi-faceted nature of a country and people who are even more extraordinary than they seem. Our journey encompasses religion, ritual, martial arts, manners, eating, drinking, hot baths, geishas, family, home, singing, wrestling, dancing, performing, clans, education, aspiration, sexes, generations, race, crime, gangs, terror, war, kindness, cruelty, money, art, imperialism, emperor, countryside, city, politics, government, law and a language that varies according to whom you are speaking. Clear-sighted, persistent, affectionate, unsentimental and honest - Alan Macfarlane shows us Japan as it has never been seen before.
Posted in Travel

How to Read Chinese Ceramics

Author: Denise Patry Leidy

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588395715

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7151

Among the most revered and beloved artworks in China are ceramics—sculptures and vessels that have been utilized to embellish tombs, homes, and studies, to drink tea and wine, and to convey social and cultural meanings such as good wishes and religious beliefs. Since the eighth century, Chinese ceramics, particularly porcelain, have played an influential role around the world as trade introduced their beauty and surpassing craft to countless artists in Europe, America, and elsewhere. Spanning five millennia, the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of Chinese ceramics represents a great diversity of materials, shapes, and subjects. The remarkable selections presented in this volume, which include both familiar examples and unusual ones, will acquaint readers with the prodigious accomplishments of Chinese ceramicists from Neolithic times to the modern era. As with previous books in the How to Read series, How to Read Chinese Ceramics elucidates the works to encourage deeper understanding and appreciation of the meaning of individual pieces and the culture in which they were created. From exquisite jars, bowls, bottles, and dishes to the elegantly sculpted Chan Patriarch Bodhidharma and the gorgeous Vase with Flowers of the Four Seasons, How to Read Chinese Ceramics is a captivating introduction to one of the greatest artistic traditions in Asian culture.
Posted in Art

AngloMania

Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion

Author: Andrew Bolton

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588392066

Category: Fashion

Page: 160

View: 2303

Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling over typisch Engelse symbolen die terugkomen in hedendaagse Britse mode.
Posted in Fashion

The Chinese Looking Glass

Author: Dennis Bloodworth

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

ISBN: 9780374122416

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 5233

The author interweaves his personal experiences in China with a discussion of the history, culture, and present situation of the Chinese people and the factors that have formed the Chinese character
Posted in History

The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Author: Guy de la Bedoyere

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300207190

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 662

An innovative, informative, and entertaining history of Roman Britain told through the lives of individuals in all walks of life
Posted in History

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 5988

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach
Posted in Reference

Superheroes

Fashion and Fantasy

Author: Andrew Bolton,Michael Chabon

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

ISBN: 9780300136708

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 9267

Essay af Michael Chabon: Secret Skin. An Essay in Unitard Theory
Posted in Design

Things Chinese

Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

Author: Ronald G. Knapp

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462908586

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 4249

China's art objects and traditional manufactured products have long been sought by collectors—from porcelains and silk fabrics to furniture and even the lacquered chopsticks that are a distant relation to ones found in most Chinese restaurants. Things Chinese presents sixty distinctive items that are typical of Chinese culture and together open a special window onto the people, history, and society of the world's largest nation. Many of the objects are collectibles, and each has a story to tell. The objects relate to six major areas of cultural life: the home, the personal, arts & crafts, eating & drinking, entertainment, and religious practice. They include items both familiar and unfamiliar—from snuff bottles and calligraphy scrolls to moon cake molds and Mao memorabilia. Ronald Knapp's evocative text describes the history, cultural significance, and customs relating to each object, while Michael Freeman's superb photographs illustrate them. Together, text and photographs offer a unique look at the material culture of China and the aesthetics that inform it.
Posted in Antiques & Collectibles

Asymmetry

A Novel

Author: Lisa Halliday

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501166778

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6569

NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Asymmetry is extraordinary...Halliday has written, somehow all at once, a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas and a politically engaged work of metafiction.” —Alice Gregory, The New York Times Book Review “A brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal “A scorchingly intelligent first novel...Asymmetry will make you a better reader, a more active noticer. It hones your senses.” —Parul Seghal, The New York Times A singularly inventive and unforgettable debut novel about love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art, from 2017 Whiting Award winner Lisa Halliday. Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is an urgent, important, and truly original work that will captivate any reader while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.
Posted in Fiction

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

Author: Adam Joinson,Katelyn McKenna,Tom Postmes,Ulf-Dietrich Reips

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191008087

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

View: 7673

Over one billion people use the Internet globally. Psychologists are beginning to understand what people do online, and the impact being online has on behaviour. It's making us re-think many of our existing assumptions about what it means to be a social being. For instance, if we can talk, flirt, meet people and fall in love online, this challenges many of psychology's theories that intimacy or understanding requires physical co-presence. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" brings together many of the leading researchers in what can be termed 'Internet Psychology'. Though a very new area of research, it is growing at a phenomenal pace. In addition to well-studied areas of investigation, such as social identity theory, computer-mediated communication and virtual communities, the volume also includes chapters on topics as diverse as deception and misrepresentation, attitude change and persuasion online, Internet addiction, online relationships, privacy and trust, health and leisure use of the Internet, and the nature of interactivity. With over 30 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled, and serves to define this emerging area of research. Uniquely, this content is supported by an entire section covering the use of the Internet as a research tool, including qualitative and quantitative methods, online survey design, personality testing, ethics, and technological and design issues. While it is likely to be a popular research resource to be 'dipped into', as a whole volume it is coherent and compelling enough to act as a single text book. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" is the definitive text on this burgeoning field. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in the psychological aspects of Internet use, or planning to conduct research using the 'net'.
Posted in Psychology

The Gardens of Suzhou

Author: Ron Henderson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812207254

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 6950

Walk with landscape architect and scholar Ron Henderson through seventeen of Suzhou's classical Chinese garden masterpieces. This insightful guide is fully illustrated with newly drawn plans, maps, and original photographs.
Posted in Architecture

The Royal Academy of Arts

History and Collections

Author: Robin Simon,Maryanne Stevens

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 9780300232073

Category: Art

Page: 676

View: 948

Published in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London Animated by an unprecedented study of its collections, this book tells the story of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and illuminates the history of art in Britain over the past two and a half centuries. Thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and engravings, as well as silver, furniture, medals, and historic photographs, make up this monumental collection, featured here in stunning illustrations, and including an array of little-studied works of art and other objects of the highest quality. The works of art complement an archive of 600,000 documents and the first library in Britain dedicated to the fine arts. This fresh history reveals the central role of the Royal Academy in British national life, especially during the 19th century. It also explores periods of turmoil in the 20th century, when the Academy sought either to defy or to come to terms with modernism, challenging linear histories and frequently held notions of progress and innovation.
Posted in Art

Alexander McQueen

Savage Beauty

Author: Andrew Bolton

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394123

Category: Costume design

Page: 240

View: 4862

Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Ma6 4-July 31, 2011.
Posted in Costume design