Destruction of the Father, Reconstruction of the Father

Writings and Interviews, 1923-1997

Author: Louise Bourgeois

Publisher: N.A


Category: Artists' writings

Page: 384

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Om den franske maler, billedhugger og installationskunstner m.m. Louise Bourgeois (f. 1911)
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Destruction of the Father Reconstruction of the Father

Writings and Interviews, 1923-1997

Author: Louise Bourgeois,Marie-Laure Bernadac,Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262522465

Category: Art

Page: 384

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Destruction of the Father—the title comes fromthe name of a sculpture shedid following the death of her husband in1973—contains both formal texts and what theartist calls"pen-thoughts": drawing-texts often connected to her drawings andsculptures, withstories or poems inscribed alongside the images.
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The Return of the Repressed

Author: Louise Bourgeois,Elisabeth Bronfen

Publisher: Violette Limited

ISBN: 9781900828376

Category: Art

Page: 500

View: 8935

Approximately 80 previously unpublished writings by Louise Bourgeois appear here in print for the first time, which, combined with eight extensive scholarly essays turns our critical understanding of Bourgeois work on its head, offering a new and unprecedented insight into the work of one of the 20th centurys greatest artists. Famed for such works as The Destruction of the Father (1974), Arch of Hysteria (1993) and her huge and emblematic piece Maman (1999) an enormous spider as an icon of maternal protection and withdrawal Bourgeois investigated the realm of psychoanalytical territory through her sculptures, paintings and writings. Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed shows the enduring presence of psychoanalysis as a motivational force and a site of exploration in her life and work. Selected and edited by Philip Larratt-Smith, her literary archivist, these texts provide a comprehensive overview and re-reading covering 60 years of artistic production. The second volume in this gorgeous set also serves as an impressive and up-to-date monograph, detailing works up until the artists death in 2010.
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The Reckoning

Women Artists of the New Millennium

Author: Eleanor Heartney,Helaine Posner,Nancy Princenthal,Sue Scott

Publisher: Prestel Verlag

ISBN: 3641133432

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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The authors of After the Revolution return with an incisive study of the work of contemporary women artists. In After the Revolution, the authors concluded that "The battles may not all have been won . . . but barricades are gradually coming down, and work proceeds on all fronts in glorious profusion." Now, with The Reckoning, authors Heartney, Posner, Princenthal, and Scott bring into focus the accomplishments of 24 acclaimed international women artists born since 1960 who have benefited from the groundbreaking efforts of their predecessors. The book is organized in four thematic sections: "Bad Girls" profiles artists whose work represents an assault on conventional notions of gender and racial difference. "History Lessons" offers reflections on the self in the context of history and globalization. "Spellbound" focuses on women’s embrace of the irrational, subjective, and surreal, while "Domestic Disturbances" takes on women's conflicted relationship to home, family, and security. Written in lively prose and fully illustrated throughout, this book gives an informed account of the wonderful diversity of recent contemporary art by women. "An indispensable contribution to the literature on contemporary art by women." (Whitney Chadwick, author of Women, Art and Society) "In the 2007 book After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art, [the authors] set a new standard in documenting and evaluating the work of a dozen key women artists, spanning generations between the 1960s to the 2000s. . . The beat goes on with the appearance of The Reckoning, written by the same authors in the same accessible scholarly style, but reflecting important historical changes over the past decade and more. In line with the increased presence of women in mainstream art, the book includes twice as many artists as its predecessor. And its global reach has expanded vastly, stretching from Europe and the Americas to Africa and China." (Holland Cotter, The New York Times)
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Syzygy, Beauty

An Essay

Author: T Fleischmann

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 1936747359

Category: Social Science

Page: 122

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“In Syzygy, Beauty, T Fleischmann re-imagines the essay, creating a spare little book that reads like a collection of prose poems.” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times) In Syzygy, Beauty, T Fleischmann builds an essay of prose blocks, weaving together observations on art, the narrator’s construction of a house, and a direct address to a lover. Playing with scale and repetition, we are kept off-center, and therefore always looking, as the speaker leads us through an intimate relationship that is complicated and deepened by multiple partners, gender transitions, and itinerancy. “A complex, tightly wound (and wounded) cri de coeur that is simultaneously accessible and intensely, cryptically personal.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “T Fleischmann’s Syzygy, Beauty shimmers with confidence as it tours the surreal chaos of gender, art, and desire . . . I hail its weirdness, its ‘armpit frankess,’ its indelible portrait of occulted relation, and above all, its impeccable music.” —Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts “This distinctive debut traces ‘the past made alight by impact’ through a diverse set of sources: film and carpentry analogies; interior monologues; references to artists Méret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Grayson Perry, and Louise Bourgeois; gnostic texts; and personal, yet ambiguous, disclosures.” —ForeWord Reviews “At its most basic, this unusual and engaging book describes the ins-and-outs of an unorthodox love affair, but it also functions as a sustained exploration of the ambiguities of love, gender, intimacy, and aesthetic possibilities.” —Publishers Weekly
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Step into Nature

Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life

Author: Patrice Vecchione

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772932

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 2142

Step outside your door and reconnect with nature. From the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life comes a guide that will replenish your connection to the earth and inspire you to develop and strengthen your imagination. The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us indoors. Yet nature’s capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step into Nature makes nature personal again by stimulating awareness and increasing our understanding of the environment. But being in nature doesn’t mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door—and opening your heart to the sky above, the miniature gardens that push their way up between the sidewalk cracks in our cities, and the small stream just down the road. Patrice Vecchione demonstrates how nature can support and enhance your creative output, invigorate your curiosity, and restore your sense of connection to and love of the earth. Included throughout the book is “The Cabinet of Curiosities,” exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways to stimulate your imagination, deepen your relationship with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world.
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Daily Rituals

How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work

Author: Mason Currey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447241835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 7431

'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times Anthony Trollope wrote three thousand words every morning before heading off to his job at the Post Office. Toulouse-Lautrec did his best work at night, sometimes even setting up his easel in brothels, and George Gershwin composed at the piano in pyjamas and a bathrobe. Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts - he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process. From Marx to Murakami and Beethoven to Bacon, Daily Rituals examines the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived. Filled with fascinating insights on the mechanics of genius and entertaining stories of the personalities behind it, Daily Rituals is irresistibly addictive, and utterly inspiring.
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The Great Kantō Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

Author: J. Charles Schencking

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535066

Category: History

Page: 400

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In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated eastern Japan, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. Using a rich array of source material, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time the graphic tale of Tokyo's destruction and rebirth. In emotive prose, he documents how the citizens of Tokyo experienced this unprecedented calamity and explores the ways in which it rattled people's deep-seated anxieties about modernity. While explaining how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on Japanese society, he also examines how reconstruction encouraged the capital's inhabitants to entertain new types of urbanism as they rebuilt their world. Some residents hoped that a grandiose metropolis, reflecting new values, would rise from the ashes of disaster-ravaged Tokyo. Many, however, desired a quick return of the city they once called home. Opportunistic elites advocated innovative state infrastructure to better manage the daily lives of Tokyo residents. Others focused on rejuvenating society—morally, economically, and spiritually—to combat the perceived degeneration of Japan. Schencking explores the inspiration behind these dreams and the extent to which they were realized. He investigates why Japanese citizens from all walks of life responded to overtures for renewal with varying degrees of acceptance, ambivalence, and resistance. His research not only sheds light on Japan's experience with and interpretation of the earthquake but challenges widespread assumptions that disasters unite stricken societies, creating a "blank slate" for radical transformation. National reconstruction in the wake of the Great Kanto Earthquake, Schencking demonstrates, proved to be illusive.
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In the Name of God and Country

Reconsidering Terrorism in American History

Author: Michael Fellman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155018

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9502

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The Thanks of the Fatherland

German Veterans After the Second World War

Author: James M. Diehl

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807861030

Category: History

Page: 360

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An account of the problems facing German veterans after WWII and the ways in which they were addressed in the decade following Germany's defeat. The primary focus is on the major pieces of veterans' legislation passed in the early years of the German Federal Republic. Historical context is provided by the first two chapters and the conclusion, which compares and contrasts the fate of veterans and their sociopolitical impact on German society following the two world wars. Originally published in 1993. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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Sacrifice and Survival

Identity, Mission, and Jesuit Higher Education in the American South

Author: R. Eric Platt

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817318194

Category: Education

Page: 223

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Sacrifice and Survival recounts the history and development of Jesuit higher education in the American South. R. Eric Platt examines in Sacrifice and Survival the history and evolution of Jesuit higher education in the American South and hypothesizes that the identity and mission of southern Jesuit colleges and universities may have functioned as catalytic concepts that affected the “town and gown” relationships between the institutions and their host communities in ways that influenced whether they failed or adapted to survive. The Catholic religious order known as the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) manages a global network of colleges and universities with a distinct Catholic identity and mission. Despite this immense educational system, several Jesuit institutions have closed throughout the course of the order’s existence. Societal pressures, external perceptions or misperceptions, unbalanced curricular structures rooted in liberal arts, and administrators’ slow acceptance of courses related to practical job seeking may all influence religious-affiliated educational institutions. The religious identity and mission of these colleges and universities are fundamentals that influence their interaction with external environs and contribute to their survival or failure. Platt traces the roots of Jesuit education from the rise of Ignatius Loyola in the mid-sixteenth century through the European development of the Society of Jesus, Jesuit educational identity and mission, the migration of Jesuits to colonial New Orleans, the expulsion of Jesuits by Papal mandate, the reorganization of Jesuit education, their attempt to establish a network of educational institutions across the South, and the final closure of all but two southern Jesuit colleges and a set of high schools. Sacrifice and Survival explores the implications of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, yellow fever, Georgia floods, devastating fires, the Civil War, the expansion of New Orleans due to the 1884 Cotton Centennial Exposition, and ties between town and gown, as well as anti-Catholic/anti-Jesuit sentiment as the Society of Jesus pushed forward to create a system of southern institutions. Ultimately, institutional identity and mission critically impacted the survival of Jesuit education in the American South.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1467775274

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 326

View: 2688

No mystery is too challenging for the infamous detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson. Holmes is at his best when the job seems impossible—or just plain absurd. From cases involving a strange group for red-headed men to a missing thumb, Holmes uses his powers of observation and deduction to solve even the weirdest mysteries. Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his first twelve original Sherlock Holmes short stories as serials in the UK's Strand Magazine from 1891-1892. This unabridged collection of the stories is taken from the book form, originally published in 1892.
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The Prophets and the Rise of Judaism

Author: Adolphe Lods

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136201564

Category: History

Page: 420

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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00
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Father Martin and the Hermitage Mystery

Author: David Bland

Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim

ISBN: 1857565940

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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Set against a backdrop of historical political intrigue, this mystery follows Father Martin on his investigations into a set of gruesome murders. Headless bodies are surfacing, and Martin is under pressure from King Henry of Anjou to find an answer before Henry's proposed expedition to take over the territories of Ireland. Could the killings and the upcoming invasion be connected?
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Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Robin C A White,Clare Ovey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543380

Category: Law

Page: 644

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Fifty years after the founding of the European Court of Human Rights it has dispensed more than 10,000 judgments and affects the lives of over 800 million people. The fifth edition of Jacobs, White & Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights provides a clear and concise explanation of this increasingly important area of the law. Examining each of the Convention rights in turn, this book lays out the key principles relevant to both Human Rights students and practitioners. Fully updated with all the significant developments of the last four years, it offers a valuable synthesis of lively author commentary and carefully selected case law. By focussing on the European Convention itself rather than its implementation in any one member state this text may be counted as essential reading for all those interested in the work of the Strasbourg organs, while a revised structure ensures the book now maps even more closely to European Human Rights courses. The European Convention on Human Rights offers an accessible overview of Convention law and practice for scholars, lawyers and policy makers. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the work of the Strasbourg Court in interpreting and applying the Convention.
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Männer als Väter

sozialwissenschaftliche Theorie und Empirie

Author: Heinz Walter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898061407

Category: Applied sociology

Page: 861

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Der vorliegende Band ist ein Meilenstein auf dem Weg zu einer breit ansetzenden Väterforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum, die dem komplexen Phänomenbereich rund um Vatersein, Vaterschaft und Väterlichkeit gerecht werden will. Die 23 Beiträge demonstrieren das weite Spektrum an möglichen Fragestellungen; ebenso die breite Palette an Untersuchungsverfahren, mit deren Hilfe man Antworten näherkommen will; ebenso die Vielfalt theoretischer Bezugspunkte für Hypothesenbildung und Interpretation. Die Herkunft der Autorinnen und Autoren aus Psychologie und Soziologie, Biologie, Psychiatrie und Rechtswissenschaft entspricht einer multidisziplinären Annäherung an den Themenkomplex "Väter". Die Konzeption des Bandes löst die einseitige Konzentration auf die Bedeutung des Vaters für die Entwicklung seines Kindes auf. Sie betont das Interesse an dem Mann, der Vater ist, und an den Kontexten, in denen Väter leben und handeln. Zum Beispiel: Was an Bereicherung oder an Belastung verbindet ein Mann mit seinem Vatersein? Welche Bedeutung hat die Qualität der elterlichen Partnerschaft für die Vater-Kind-Beziehung? Wie sehen Männer ihre Situation als alleinerziehende Väter? Mehrere Beiträge umkreisen jeweils die Motivation zum Vatersein, die Väter und ihre Kinder verschiedenen Alters und Geschlechts, Vater-Kind-Dyaden und Vater-Mutter-Kind-Triaden. Der Prolog des Herausgebers stellt zum einen die Beiträge in die kurze Geschichte sozialwissenschaftlicher Väterforschung und akzentuiert aktuelle Schwerpunkte der Forschung. Zum anderen bindet er sie - historisch wie aktuell - in das gesellschaftliche Väter-Szenario jenseits der Wissenschaften ein, stellt Überlegungen zur Forschung für die Praxis und abschließend zur Forschungspraxis an.
Posted in Applied sociology

Out of the Ashes

Destruction and Reconstruction of East Timor

Author: James J. Fox,Dionisio Babo-Soares

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 0975122916

Category: East Timor

Page: 276

View: 3407

A collection of essays that examine the historical background to developments in East Timor and provide political analysis on the initial reconstruction stage in the country's transition to independence.
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Family Romance of the French Revolution

Author: Lynn Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136135723

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4717

This latest work from an author known for her contributions to the new cultural history is a daring, multidisciplinary investigation of the imaginative foundations of modern politics. Hunt uses the term `Family Romance', (coined by Freud to describe the fantasy of being freed from one's family and belonging to one of higher social standing), in a broader sense, to describe the images of the familial order that structured the collective political unconscious. In a wide-ranging account that uses novels, engravings, paintings, speeches, newspaper editorials, pornographic writing, and revolutionary legislation about the family, Hunt shows that the politics of the French Revolution were experienced through the network of the family romance.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Marie-Michelle Joy

Publisher: The Planet

ISBN: 1908478616


Page: N.A

View: 7967

The first collection of stories about the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr Watson in their adventures of solving crimes in Victorian England.
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