by Therese Lichtenstein, Twilight Visions Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Twilight Visions books, Through an examination of surrealist photographs, objects, exhibitions, activities, and writings, the essays in Twilight Visions, the beautifully illustrated companion volume to the exhibition of the same name, portray the French capital as a city in the process of metamorphosis-in a kind of twilight state. The Bureau of Surrealist Research, the major Surrealist exhibitions, and the photographs of Paris by Brassai, Andre Kertesz, Ilse Bing, Germaine Krull, and Man Ray, among others, all reflect the tumultuous social and cultural transformations occurring in Paris in the 1920s and 30s. Juxtaposing the strange with the familiar, they seek to break down repressive hierarchies. At the same time, they represent a desire to change the world through experimental activities. Introduced by Therese Lichtenstein, with essays by Therese Lichtenstein, Julia Kelly, Colin Jones, and Whitney Chadwick, this absorbing volume considers the social, aesthetic, and political stances of the Surrealists as they probed hidden aspects of the commonplace and blurred the boundaries between dreams and reality, subjectivity and objectivity. Copub: Frist Center for the Visual Arts
by Ann Parker, Twilight Visions In Egypt S Nile Delta Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Twilight Visions In Egypt S Nile Delta books, In this beautiful art book, award-winning American photographer Ann Parker records and celebrates life as it passes along a road through a typical village in the Egyptian Nile Delta in the early twenty-first century. But her photographs are not mere documents of a specific time and place; they transcend both as she captures timeless moments in an eternal world and presents us with a potentially infinite and hauntingly memorable pageant of living tableaux, silhouetted against the late afternoon sky. Like spectators seated in a theater, we watch the comings and goings of the village's people, animals, and vehicles on the road in front of us. Introducing the photographs are extracts from the autobiographical reflections of the poet Muhammad Afifi Matar, who was born and grew up in a small Delta village very like the one pictured by Ann Parker. His recollections of a rural Egyptian childhood and adolescence are sometimes warming, sometimes chilling, but always insightful and thought-provoking.
by Nora Mahon Olivares, On The Light Side Of Darkness Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download On The Light Side Of Darkness books, “Nora’s poetry is a glimpse into life . She provides us with insights into realities we sometimes miss. Her poetry reflects the beautiful, terrible, and transcendent moments. She invites us to look deeply and enjoy.” Teresa Logan, Ph.D, Executive Coach, Cincinnati, Ohio “Whether she is describing a bridge in her native Ireland, coffee berries in Ethiopia, or a dusty hamlet in West Texas, Nora Mahon Olivares brings to the scene a keen eye and a flowing pen. Her energetic and often exuberant images invite the reader on an interior journey that encompasses millennial life in all its twists and tangles: homelessness in the midst of wealth, the solace of family life and friendship, antifeminism in the church, the pure pleasure of an early morning walk, catastrophes of wind and weather, the quiet pathos of ageing. On the Light Side of Darkness is a work to be read and savored. Carol Coffee Reposa, Poet, San Antonio, Texas
by Matt K. Matsuda, Empire Of Love Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Empire Of Love books, In this broad-ranging survey of Paris, Tahiti, Indochina, Japan, New Caledonia, and the South Pacific generally, Matt Matsuda illustrates the fascinating interplay that shaped the imaginations of both colonizer and colonized. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Matsuda describes the constitution of a "French Pacific" through the eyes of Tahitian monarchs, Kanak warriors, French politicos and prisoners, Asian revolutionaries and Central American laborers, among others. He argues that French imperialism in the Pacific, both real and imagined, was registered most forcefully in languages of desire and love--for lost islands, promised wealth and riches, carnal and spiritual pleasures--and political affinities. Exploring the conflicting engagements with love for and against the empire in the Pacific, this book is an imaginative and ground-breaking work in global imperial and colonial histories, as well as Pacific histories.
by S. T. Joshi, Great Tales Of Terror Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Great Tales Of Terror books, These 23 chilling tales tell of the returning dead, haunted places, and weird creatures by such masters of the genre as Lafcadio Hearn, Algernon Blackwood, and J. Sheridan LeFanu.