SANDLAND (Antalya Sand Sculpture Museum) is one of the premier sand sculpture events in the world. The art of sand sculpting is a special kind of ephemeral (temporary) art which has steadily been gaining worldwide popularity in recent years. Only sand and water are used in sand sculpting activities which are included within the scope of alternative arts. Sand Sculptors perform their work in solo or teams of 2-3 people, taking into consideration the dimensions of the sculpture being created. The outcome is that magnificent works are created which are hundreds of tons in weight and measure many meters in height and length, simply using water and sand. The art of sand sculpture adopts the philosophy that nothing is permanent and everything will disappear one day. Therefore, these unique pieces of works, which amaze the viewers, will be demolished and removed altogether after a short
Food, family, and secrets combine in Cathy Lamb's emotional and deeply honest novel as one woman discovers the recipes and life lessons that have shaped her family's past, and could guide her toward a second chance at happiness. Two years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water or tears. The recipes are written in different hands and in different languages. In between the pages are intriguing mementos, including a feather, a pressed rose, a charm, and unfamiliar photographs. Hoping the recipes will offer a window into her grandmother's closely guarded past, Olivia decides to make each dish, along with their favorite family cake recipes, and video record her attempts. The result, like much of her life to date, involves a parade of near-disasters and chaotic appearances by her doctor mother, her blunt grandma, her short-tempered sister, and Olivia's two hilarious daughters. The project is messy, real - and an unintended hit with her viewers. Even more surprising is the family history Olivia is uncovering, and her own reemerging ties to Montana, and to Jace. Generations of women have shared these recipes, offering strength and nourishment to each other and their loved ones. Now it's Olivia's turn to find healing - and determine where her home and her heart truly belong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Flanagan, Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010300/bk_blak_010300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Baroque virtuosi “Il Giardino Armonico” prove how exciting original instruments can be by clearing out the intellectual and sensuous ballast that a work accumulates over the centuries to allow it to sparkle in its genuine colours. The musicians featured in Paul Fenkart’s captivating film are Giovanni Antonini (flute), Enrico Onofri (violin), Vittorio Ghielmi (viola da gamba), Luca Pianca (lute) and Ottavio Dantone (harpsichord). Salzburg’s magnificent Mannerist pleasure palace at Hellbrunn provides evocative settings for their performances of rarelyperformed works from the French-style baroque repertoire, written around the turn of the seventeenth century. This architectural masterpiece still boasts with enchanting gardens, mystic grottos, water-powered figures, trick fountains and a mechanical theatre that delighted its original visitors. In its park there is also a natural stone quarry that was transformed into the “Steintheater”, a unique open-air stage. Viewers are plunged into the world of the baroque as “Il Giardino Armonico” perform in locations around the palace in period costumes. Members of “Musica et Saltatoria” are seen performing dances from the time.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Water's Journey: The Hidden Rivers of Florida is a documentary film that tracks the path of water through the Floridan aquifer, where a team reveals the journey of water above and within the earth. Viewers are transported through a world that reveals how their lives are intertwined with the water they drink.Wesley C. Skiles (March 6, 1958 July 21, 2010) was an American cave diving pioneer, explorer, and underwater cinematographer. Skiles lived in High Springs, Florida.
Where Art Draws from NatureFollowing the spectacular exhibition of his work in London, Olafur Eliasson ( 1967) will be present-ing at the beginning of 2020 an entirely new installation specifically developed for the Kunsthaus Zürich. It is precisely these large-sized works by the -Danish-Icelandic artist that attract viewers as if by magic. Olafur Eliasson points out that his core interest is the experience of the -physical -encounter with the work itself. For years, he has been one of the most important contem-porary -artists addressing early on the theme of sustain-ability and now appeals to a large number of -viewers with his themes on ecological issues. The book and exhibition therefore revolve around our relationship with other species and life forms on Earth. Olafur Eliasson's advocacy of a worldview of coexistence and collaboration becomes ever more apparent when he transforms the -museum space into an immersive installation engag-ing our senses. We are reminded of scientific arrangements that explore physical natural phe-nomena such as light, water, movement and reflection, with-out remaining in the abstract or formal framework of purely scientific experiments. The immediate experiential space that the artist creates in generating an endur-ing resonating body on themes such as climate change, migration and the exploitation of our -planet's resources. Olafur Eliasson succeeds in translating these essential questions and social concerns into a formal language that not only -appeals to the viewers' intellect, but also touches and moves them emotionally.Exhibition:Kunsthaus Zürich, 17/1&ndash,22/3/2020
&#8220;Consider reality TV, meth labs, over-the-top animal-rights activists, Botox, tabloids and Internet diatribes, and you, too, might come to the conclusion: People should be more like animals. Sara Gruen&#8217;s entertaining, enlightening new novel will certainly leave you thinking so.&#8221;&#8212; Miami Herald &#8220;Propulsive...Gruen writes with the commercial breathlessness of a cozier Dan Brown.&#8221;&#8212; Entertainment Weekly &#8220;Gruen delivers a tale that&#8217;s full of heart, hope, and compelling questions about who we really are.&#8221;&#8212; Redbook &#8220;Animal lovers, gather &#8216;round...[ Ape House] is much better [than Water for Elephants]&#8212;funny because of some weird characters and circumstances that make life difficult for our intrepid reporter, and at the same time, compelling because those apes put to shame our beloved Homo sapiens.&#8221;&#8212; Newark Star Ledger &#8220;Part expose, part thriller, part gothic romance and part comedy and farce...Gruen is a master at the popular novel plot.&#8221;&#8212; Asheville Citizen Times &#8220;Gruen is clearly enjoying herself here. It is fun...the conceit of a household of language- endowed apes as the ne plus ultra of reality TV &#8212; leering humans greedy for profits and naughty thrills...apes who are at once innocent and more compassionate and dignified than the producers and the viewers &#8212; is terrific: an incisive piece of social commentary.&#8221;&#8212; New York Times Book Review '[ Ape House] hums along with a pop-culture plot full of slick profiteers, sleazy pornographers, idiotic reality TV and gossip rags &#8212; with botox and ape sex thrown in for entertaining reading.&#8221;&#8212; Des Moines Register &#8220;Gruen has a knack for pacing and for creating distinctive animal characters. Scenes involving the bonobos are winsome without being sappy, and the reader comes to share Isabel&#8217;s concern for the animals.&#8221;&#8212; Boston Globe 'Gruen&#8217;s astute, wildly entertaining tale of interspecies connection is a novel of verve and conscience.&#8221;&#8212; Booklist (Starred review) 'Has the dramatic tension of a crime thriller...Twists and turns, lies, and treachery abound in this funny, clever, and perceptive story.'&#8212; Library Journal (Starred review) 'Sara Gruen knows things&#8212;she knows them in her mind and in her heart. And, out of what she knows, she has created a true thriller that is addictive from its opening sentence. Devour it to find out what happens next, but also to learn remarkable and moving things about life on this planet. Very, very few novels can change the way you look at the world around you. This one does.'&#8212;Robert Goolrick, author of A Reliable Wife 'I read Ape House in one joyous breath. Ever an advocate for animals, Gruen brings them to life with the passion of a novelist and the accuracy of a scientist. She has already done more for bonobos than I could do in a lifetime. The novel is immaculately researched and lovingly crafted. If people fall in love with our forgotten, fascinating, endangered relative, it will be because of Ape House.'&#8212;Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake
Lynne Buchanan began photographing Florida¿s inland waters to create artistic records of her connection with those waters and to learn lessons from being in the present moment and aligning with the flow of life. The more time she spent photographing waterways in her native Florida, the more she noticed what was being damaged and lost due to human impact. She resolved to draw attention to the situation through her photography and to work with water-quality and environmental advocates, from members of the Water-keeper Alliance to Native American citizens fighting to preserve the integrity of their ancestral lands and drinking water. The result is Changing Waters, which not only showcases the beauty, diversity, and complexity of Florida¿s waters, but also documents the negative effects of agricultural and industrial pollution, a growing population with its urban growth and land development, and climate change on Florida¿s inland and coastal waters and springs. Though her work is place specific, the book reveals the interconnected and global nature of environmental problems. Indeed, Florida¿s fragile springs, wetlands, rivers, and coastal waters can be considered a tragic and powerful example of what is happening to aquatic systems else-where in the nation and world as a result of unchecked human action. Buchanan¿s photographs invite viewers to consider their personal relationship to water and en-courage better stewardship of this vital¿¿and finite¿¿resource. They are also a call to action to find more effective ways to preserve these waterways for both their natural beauty and essential role in our survival.
The Academy Award's Best Picture of the year is now the New York Times-bestselling, must-read novel of 2018. '[A] phenomenally enrapturing and reverberating work of art in its own right...[that] vividly illuminates the minds of the characters, greatly enhancing our understanding of their temperaments and predicaments and providing more expansive and involving story lines.' -Booklist Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking love story. It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito-mute her whole life, orphaned as a child-is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore's Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn't know how she'd make it through the day. Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Center's most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotions...and Elisa can't keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa's sole reason to live. But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming. Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release-one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film-The Shape of Water is unlike anything you've ever read or seen. 'Most movie novelizations do little more than write down what audiences see on the screen. But the novel that's accompanying Guillermo del Toro's new movie The Shape of Water is no mere adaptation. Co-author Daniel Kraus' book and the film tell the same story, of a mute woman who falls in love with an imprisoned and equally mute creature, in two very different ways.' -io9 Praise for The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Director Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Music (Original Score) Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Production Design Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture 'With encouragement from critics and awards voters, discerning viewers should make Fox Searchlight's December release the season's classiest date movie-for perhaps the greatest of The Shape of Water's many surprises is how extravagantly romantic it is.' -Variety 'It is never less than magnificent.' -TheDaily Beast 'A visually and emotionally ravishing fantasy that should find a welcome embrace from audiences starved for imaginative escape.' -The Hollywood Reporter Awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film at the74th Annual Venice International Film Festival
Paint flowers with feeling! You can paint watercolors that capture the beauty and personality of roses, peonies, zinnias and many more brilliant blooms--and achieve color more vivid than you ever dreamed possible with watercolor. In this expanded edition of Soon Y. Warren's best-selling book, she will help you: &#8226; Capture the unique shapes, textures, details--and temperaments--of magnolias, hibiscus, sunflowers, bougainvillea, gladiolus, dahlias, water lilies and more. &#8226; Use watercolor to duplicate and enhance the floral colors you see in nature, from subtle to saturated. &#8226; Create dramatic compositions that excite your viewers. &#8226; Complement your floral subjects with luscious surrounding textures (antique copper, smooth glass, rich fabric) and flattering backgrounds. &#8226; Learn fun and easy techniques for underpainting, mingling and texturing with 23 step-by-step demonstrations. Don't be a shrinking violet--express yourself with bold watercolor florals that have as much personality as you do!