As a number of recent exhibitions have shown, there is a growing fashion for what is called appropriation in art. To you and me, what this means is slavish copying - no ifs and buts, apologies replaced by the paradoxical assertion that this is a thoroughly original, impeccably avant-garde thing to do. Examples were a recent show at the Saatchi Gallery, entitled ´´Post Pop: East Meets West´´; and ´´Sturtevant: Double Trouble´´, on view till late February at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. ´´Post Pop´´ was rife with things of this sort. For example, there were a number of versions, in different color ways, of Marcel Duchamp’s famous urinal (itself an appropriation of a sort). An upside-down copy by Glenn Brown of a Fragonard in the Wallace Collection. A Double Elvis (After Warhol) by a Belorussian artist called George Pusenkoff. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Barton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106326/bk_acx0_106326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jesús ´´Jess´´ Franco is an iconic figure in world cinema. His sexually charged, fearlessly personal style of filmmaking has never been in vogue with mainstream critics, but for lovers of the strange and sado-erotic he is a magician, spinning his unique and disturbing dream worlds from the cheapest of budgets. In the world of Jess Franco freedom was the key, and he pushed at the boundaries of taste and censorship repeatedly, throughout an astonishingly varied career spanning sixty years. Franco´s taste for the sexy and horrific, his lifelong obsession with the Marquis De Sade, and his roving hand-held camera style launched a whole new strain of erotic cinema. Disturbing, exciting, and defiantly avant-garde, films such as Necronomicon, Vampyros Lesbos, Virgin Among the Living Dead, and Venus in Furs are among the jewels of European horror, while a plethora of multiple versions, re-edits and echoes of earlier works turn the Franco experience into a dizzying hall of mirrors, further entrancing the viewer who dares enter Franco´s domain.
A ´´heroic´´ biography of John Cage and his ´´awakening through Zen Buddhism´´ - ´´a kind of love story´´ about a brilliant American pioneer of the creative arts who transformed himself and his culture (The New York Times). Composer John Cage sought the silence of a mind at peace with itself - and found it in Zen Buddhism, a spiritual path that changed both his music and his view of the universe. ´´Remarkably researched, exquisitely written´´, Where the Heart Beats weaves together ´´a great many threads of cultural history´´ (Maria Popova, Brain Pickings) to illuminate Cage’s struggle to accept himself and his relationship with choreographer Merce Cunningham. Freed to be his own man, Cage originated exciting experiments that set him at the epicenter of a new avant-garde forming in the 1950s. Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Allan Kaprow, Morton Feldman, and Leo Castelli were among those influenced by his ´´teaching´´ and ´´preaching´´. Where the Heart Beats shows the blossoming of Zen in the very heart of American culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Wineinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015655/bk_adbl_015655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how ENTPs view the world and what makes them tick! In ENTP: Understanding & Relating with the Inventor, you´ll learn about the ENTP Myers-Briggs personality type. This book covers a variety of topics regarding ENTPs (extroversion, intuition, thinking, perception) and why they make such creative individuals. ENTPs are often referred to as the change makers of the world because they love building new things to move the world forward. They are not afraid to upset tradition or to be avant-garde. ENTPs pursue their passions full-heartedly, without reservation, equivocation, or mental evasion. In this book we´ll begin by exploring why the MBTI test is important before then digging in to why ENTPs make great leaders. From there we´ll venture into the greatest strengths and weaknesses of individuals who identify as ENTPs. Finally, we´ll explore what makes ENTPs happy and what they value in their personal relationships. We´ll close by learning about 10 famous ENTPs and what you can learn from them. If you are an ENTP, listen to this book to begin your quest to learn why you act the way you do and how you can come to appreciate who you are as an individual. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048351/bk_acx0_048351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how ISFPs view the world and what makes them tick! Listen on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet, or Kindle device! In ISFP: Understanding & Relating with the Composer, you´ll learn about the ISFP Myers Brigg Personality Type. This book covers a variety of topics regarding ISFPs (Introverted Sensing Feeling Perception) and why they make such creative individuals. ISFPs are often referred to as the artists of the world in the sense that they love creating things of great value in the fine arts. They are not afraid to upset tradition in honor of being avant-garde. ISFPs pursue their passions full-heartedly. In this book, we´ll begin by exploring why the MBTI test is important, before then digging into why ISFPs make great leaders. From there, we´ll venture into the greatest strengths and weaknesses of individuals who identify as ISFPs. Finally, we´ll explore what makes ISFPs happy, and what they value in their personal relationships. We´ll close by learning about 10 famous ISFPs and what you can learn from them. If you are an ISFP, listen to this audiobook to begin your quest in learning why you act the way you do and how you can come to appreciate who you are as an individual. Grab your copy today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shaun Toole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035677/bk_acx0_035677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how ISTPs view the world and what makes them tick! In ISTP: Understanding & Relating with the Virtuoso, you´ll learn about the ISTP (introverted, sensing, thinking, perception) Myers-Brigg personality type. This book covers a variety of topics regarding ISTPs and why they make such artistic individuals. ISTPs are often referred to as the artists of the world in the sense that they love beautiful things and the fine arts. They are not afraid to upset tradition in honor of being avant-garde. ISTPs pursue their passions full heartedly, without reservation, equivocation, or mental evasion. In this book we´ll begin by exploring why the MBTI test is important before digging into why ISTPs make great leaders. From there we´ll venture into the greatest strengths and weaknesses of individuals who identify as ISTPs. Finally we´ll explore what makes ISTPs happy and what they value in their personal relationships. We´ll close by learning about 10 famous ISTPs and what you can learn from them. If you are an ISTP, listen to this book to begin your quest to learn why you act the way you do and how you can come to appreciate who you are as an individual. Here´s a preview of what´s inside: Foreword An Introduction to MBTI The Four Dimensions of the MBTI Why Is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Significant? Uncovering the ´´Virtuoso´´: Who Is an ISTP? Why Are ISTPs Indispensable Leaders? The Seven Greatest Strengths of an ISTP The Five Greatest Areas of Improvement for an ISTP What Makes an ISTP Happy? What Are Some Common Careers of an ISTP? Common Workplace Behaviors of an ISTP ISTP: Parenting Style and Values Why Do ISTPs Make Good Friends? ISTP Romance 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Randall Hunter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045349/bk_acx0_045349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ladies of the Canyons is the true story of remarkable women who left the security and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world. Educated, restless, and inquisitive, Natalie Curtis, Carol Stanley, Alice Klauber, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright were plucky, intrepid women whose lives were transformed in the first decades of the 20th century by the people and the landscape of the American Southwest. Part of an influential circle of women that included Louisa Wade Wetherill, Alice Corbin Henderson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Mary Austin, and Willa Cather, these ladies imagined and created a new home territory, a new society, and a new identity for themselves and for the women who would follow them. Their adventures were shared with the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and Robert Henri, Edgar Hewett and Charles Lummis, Chief Tawakwaptiwa of the Hopi, and Hostiin Klah of the Navajo. Their journeys took them to Monument Valley and Rainbow Bridge, into Canyon de Chelly, and across the high mesas of the Hopi, down through the Grand Canyon, and over the red desert of the Four Corners, to the pueblos along the Rio Grande and the villages in the mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. Although their stories converge in the outback of the American Southwest, the saga of Ladies of the Canyons is also the tale of Boston´s Brahmins, the Greenwich Village avant-garde, the birth of American modern art, and Santa Fe´s art and literary colony. Ladies of the Canyons is the story of New Women stepping boldly into the New World of inconspicuous success, ambitious failure, and the personal challenges experienced by women and men during the emergence of the Modern Age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010149/bk_tant_010149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.