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Download Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record by Richard Osborne PDF

By Richard Osborne

Vinyl: A background of the Analogue list is the 1st in-depth research of the vinyl checklist. Richard Osborne strains of the evolution of the recording layout from its roots within the first sound recording experiments to its survival on this planet of electronic applied sciences. This booklet addresses the record's courting with track: the analogue checklist was once formed by means of, and helped to form, the track of the 20th century. It additionally seems to be on the cult of vinyl files. Why are clients so keen about this structure? Why has it develop into the topic of artistic endeavors and ads? Why are vinyl documents nonetheless being produced?This publication explores its topic utilizing a particular method: the writer takes the vinyl checklist aside and historicizes its development. each one bankruptcy explores a distinct aspect: the groove, the disc form, the label, vinyl itself, the album, the one, the b-side and the 12" unmarried, and the sleeve. via anatomizing vinyl during this demeanour, the writer shines new mild on its impression and charm.

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Download 'Immortal Austria'?: Austrians in Exile in Britain (Yearbook by Charmian Brinson, Richard Dove, Jennifer Taylor (Editors), PDF

By Charmian Brinson, Richard Dove, Jennifer Taylor (Editors), Jennifer Taylor

'Immortal Austria' was once the identify of a theatrical competition devised through Austrian refugees in wartime London, the identify summarizing their collective reminiscence in their place of origin as a rustic of mountain surroundings, ancient grandeur and musical refinement. the truth of the rustic that they had left, and the only to which a few of them again, was once very diverse. This quantity includes a number of reports of the representations in their native land within the cultural creation of Austrian exiles, together with these projected through ?©migr?©s operating within the British movie undefined, these portrayed within the ancient novel and within the literary works of such extraordinary authors as Stefan Zweig, Elias Canetti and Robert Neumann. It opens with a survey of the makeup of the Austrian exile neighborhood and concludes with a learn of attitudes to returning exiles, as mirrored within the post-war literary journals. the quantity hence deals scholars and lecturers an essential cultural hyperlink among the pre-1934 Austria of the 1st Republic and the post-1945 Austria of the second one. desk of Contents Acknowledgements advent Austrians in Exile Anthony GRENVILLE: The Emigration of Austrians to Britain after 1938 and the Early Years of cost: A Survey Jennifer TAYLOR: The Propagandists' Propagandist: Bruno Adler's 'Kurt und Willi' Dialogues as Expression of British Propaganda pursuits Tatiana LIANI: 'Zum Emigranten habe ich kein Talent': Stefan Zweig's Exile in London Anne PEITER: Exil, Judentum und Sprache in ausgewaehlten Nachlass-Aufzeichnungen von Elias Canetti Renate FEIKES: Exil der Wiener Medizin in Grossbritannien Colin BEAVEN: Enduring Exile? Or passing acquaintance? photos of england within the paintings of Georg Kreisler Representations of Austria Charmian BRINSON: 'Immortal Austria': Eva Priester as a Propagandist for Austria in British Exile Christian CARGNELLI: Wien-Bilder: Paul L. Stein, Richard Tauber und das britische Kino Brigitte MAYR & Michael OMASTA: Fritz Rosenfeld, Filmkritiker Tobias HOCHSCHERF: 'Kennen

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Download The psychology of superheroes : an unauthorized exploration by Robin S. Rosenberg PDF

By Robin S. Rosenberg

This most recent installment within the Psychology of pop culture sequence turns its concentration to superheroes. Superheroes have survived and involved for greater than 70 years in no small half as a result of their mental depth.

In The Psychology of Superheroes, nearly dozen psychologists get into the heads of today’s most well liked and fascinating superheroes. Why do superheroes decide to be superheroes? the place does Spider-Man’s altruism come from, and what does it suggest? Why is there lots prejudice opposed to the X-Men, and the way may possibly they've got answered to it, except the best way they did? Why are super-villains so competitive? The Psychology of Superheroes solutions those questions, exploring the interior workings our heroes often in basic terms proportion with their therapists.

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Download Biotech: The Countercultural Origins of an Industry by Eric J. Vettel PDF

By Eric J. Vettel

The probably limitless succeed in of strong biotechnologies and the attendant progress of the multibillion-dollar have raised tricky questions about the medical discoveries, political assumptions, and cultural styles that gave upward push to for-profit organic study. Given such striking stakes, a heritage of the economic biotechnology needs to inquire some distance past the predictable awareness to scientists, discovery, and company revenues. It needs to pursue how anything so advanced because the biotechnology was once born, poised to develop into either a leading edge for modern global capitalism and a focus for polemic moral debate.In "Biotech," Eric J. Vettel chronicles the tale at the back of genetic engineering, recombinant DNA, cloning, and stem-cell learn. it's a tale concerning the meteoric upward thrust of presidency aid for medical learn through the chilly struggle, approximately activists and pupil protesters within the Vietnam period urgent for a brand new goal in technological know-how, approximately politicians growing coverage that alters the process technology, and likewise concerning the unencumber of robust entrepreneurial energies in universities and in enterprise capital that few learned existed. such a lot of all, it's a tale approximately people--not simply biologists but additionally fans and competitors who knew not anything concerning the organic sciences but cared deeply approximately how organic study was once performed and the way the ensuing wisdom was once used.Vettel weaves jointly those tales to demonstrate how the biotechnology was once born within the San Francisco Bay region, interpreting the anomalies, ironies, and paradoxes that contributed to its upward thrust. Culled from oral histories, college documents, and personal company information, together with Cetus, the world's first biotechnology corporation, this compelling historical past exhibits how a cultural and political revolution within the Sixties ended in a brand new medical order: the sensible program of organic wisdom supported by means of deepest traders waiting for ecocnomic returns eclipsed simple examine supported by means of govt organizations.

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Download La Question du lieu en poesie, du surrealisme jusqu'a nos by Christine Dupouy PDF

By Christine Dupouy

Ce quantity se suggest d’envisager un huge landscape de los angeles po?sie du XXe si?cle, du surr?alisme ? nos jours, ? travers une interrogation fondamentale sur l. a. query du lieu. Le lieu n’est pas un th?me, mais une suggestion philosophique, tout droit venue de Heidegger mais aussi de Kant et de Platon. Comme nous sommes au XXe si?cle, ?re de los angeles modernit? et de l’incertitude, il se pr?sente sous forme de query. los angeles vari?t? des lieux (ville / campagne) et de l. a. place face ? cette query permet de mieux comprendre l’?volution de los angeles po?sie au XXe si?cle, fortement pensante (le discussion philosophie/po?sie s’impose), et los angeles r?flexion sur los angeles concept de lieu ouvre sur une meilleure compr?hension de ce qu’est los angeles po?sie en g?n?ral.

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Download Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon by Martin Kemp PDF

By Martin Kemp

How does a picture turn into iconic? In Christ to Coke, eminent artwork historian Martin Kemp deals a hugely unique examine the most different types of visible icons. Lavishly illustrated with one hundred sixty five colour photos, this outstanding paintings illuminates 11 universally famous pictures, either old and modern, to determine how they arose and the way they proceed to operate in our tradition.

Kemp starts off with the inventory snapshot of Christ's face, the founding icon--literally, considering he was once the valuable topic of early Christian icons. a few of the icons that stick to are basic, just like the move, the lion, and the heart-shape (as in "I middle New York"). a few are particular, akin to the Mona Lisa, Che Guevara, and the recognized picture of the napalmed lady in Vietnam. different smooth icons come from politics, comparable to the yankee flag (the "Stars and Stripes"), from enterprise, led by means of the Coca-Cola bottle, and from technological know-how, so much significantly the double helix of DNA and Einstein's recognized equation E=mc2.

The tales of those icons--researched utilizing the abilities of a number one visible historian--are advised in a brilliant and private demeanour. a few are humorous; a few are deeply relocating; a few are hugely unbelievable; a few middle on well known repute; others are in keeping with the main profound rules in technology. the range is striking. alongside the best way, we come across the customarily extraordinary ways in which those pictures adapt to an stunning number of methods and contexts.

Informative, fun, and impressive by means of turns, Christ to Coke will entertain and intrigue readers with the narratives that Martin Kemp skillfully weaves round those well-known photos.

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Download Humour, History and Politics in Late Antiquity and the Early by Guy Halsall PDF

By Guy Halsall

Even supposing the subject of humor has been handled for different eras, early medieval humor is still principally overlooked. The essays amassed the following try to fill the distance, reading how the writers of early medieval assets intentionally hired humor to make their case. The essays diversity from the overdue Roman empire via to the 10th century, and from Byzantium to Anglo-Saxon England. the subject material is different, yet a couple of topics hyperlink them jointly, particularly using irony, ridicule and satire as political instruments.

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Download The Big Archive: Art From Bureaucracy by Sven Spieker PDF

By Sven Spieker

The typewriter, the cardboard index, and the submitting cupboard: those are applied sciences and modalities of the archive. To the bureaucrat, records include little greater than rubbish, forms not wanted; to the historian, however, the archive's content material stands as a quasi-objective correlative of the "living" prior. Twentieth-century paintings made use of the archive in quite a few ways--from what Spieker calls Marcel Duchamp's "anemic archive" of readymades and El Lissitzky's Demonstration Rooms to the compilations of photos made by way of such postwar artists as Susan Hiller and Gerhard Richter. within the large Archive, Sven Spieker investigates the archive--as either bureaucratic establishment and index of evolving attitudes towards contingent time in technology and art--and reveals it to be a crucible of twentieth-century modernism. Dadaists, constructivists, and Surrealists preferred discontinuous, nonlinear documents that resisted hermeneutic examining and ordered presentation. Spieker argues that using records via such modern artists as Hiller, Richter, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Walid Raad, and Boris Mikhailov responds to and keeps this assault at the nineteenth-century archive and its objectification of the old method. Spieker considers archivally pushed paintings when it comes to altering media technologies--the typewriter, the phone, the telegraph, movie. And he connects the archive to a very smooth visuality, displaying that the avant-garde used the archive as anything of a laboratory for experimental inquiries into the character of imaginative and prescient and its relation to time. the massive Archive bargains us the 1st severe monograph on an overarching motif in twentieth-century art.

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