Describes, both factually and fictionally, the life of a stonecutter in medieval Europe.
Compares individuals within organizations to ants, bees, chameleons and other creatures from A to Z. By recognizing the secret strengths and weaknesses of each animal and the animal nature of each co-worker, the work world becomes more manageable. One can then build teams with a productive mix of behaviors.
It didn t take long for Barack Obama to make his mark as the biggest political star to ever occupy the White House. Over the course of his two terms in office, Obama has injected the American presidency deeper into popular culture than any of his predecessors. He and his wife Michelle have become iconic figures, celebrities of the first order.This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T.
Walsh, discusses how the Obamas reached this point. More important, it takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America s presidents as celebrities in chief since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done.Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist s eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W.
Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking.Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America s popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture."
Resmin biçimsel yapısı, organik bütünlüğünü oluşturan temel öğe ve ilkelerin kompozisyonda nasıl organize edildiğini cevaplarıyla ortaya koyan "yapısalcı (teknik-biçimci)" eleştiri ile açıklanır. Sanatçının eserini yaratırken kullandığı temel öğe ve ilkeler, o eserin biricik olmasını sağlayan bütünün de parçasıdır. Bütünün parçası olan bu elemanların, kuramsal olarak belli açıklamalara sahip olmuş olsalar bile, sanatçının bu kavramlara yüklediği anlam ve/veya kullandığı imgelerle değişebileceği, yeni an-lamlar ve alternatifler sunacağı açıktır. Her eserde yeni bir anlam ve biçim bulmuş olan bu altyapı elemanları, eserin kendi varoluşu içinde ele alınıp değerlendirilmeli. Bu nedenle resmin biçimsel olarak çözümlenmesi, her resim için aynı soruların sorulmasını gerektirirken alınacak cevaplar değişkenlik gösterebilir. Kitapta çözümlemesi yapılan resimler, Ön Rönesans döneminden başlayarak Aydınlanma Çağı'na kadar geçen süreci kapsıyor. Bunun yanı sıra neoklasik dönem eserlerinden örnekler de yer alıyor. Yazar bu tarihsel çerçeveyi, eleştiri yöntemlerinin sanat kuramları ile olan bağlantılarını göstermek için kuruyor. Çözümlemesi yapılan resimler, uzun yıllar sanatın biçimlenmesinde söz sahibi olan "Yansıtma Kuramı"nın etkilerinin ve sonuçlarının görüldüğü örnekler arasında yer alıyor. Aralarında Giotto, Botticelli, Bosch, Dürer, Giorgione, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello, El Greco, Caravaggio, Zurbartan, Rembrandt, Poussin, Fragonard, Watteau, David ve Guerin gibi pek çok sanatçının eserlerinin yer aldığı çözümlemeler, üslupsal özelliklere dair gerekli bilgi akışının yanı sıra sanatçıların sanata yaklaşımı, onu aktarması ya da yorumlaması konusunda açıklayıcı bilgiler içeriyor.
Akademisyen ve ressam olan yazar, kitapta okura bir resmi biçimsel yapısından hareketle nasıl değerlendirebileceğinin ipuçlarını veriyor. Her ne kadar kitabın anateması, resimle karşı karşıya gelen izleyicinin estetik duyumunun biçimsel nedenlerini ortaya koymak olsa da, sanat eğitimi alan bireylere bu konuda ışık tutacağı ve resim sanatına kazandıracakları yeni eserlerde yol gösterici olacağı da açıktır. (Tanıtım Bülteninden)
USA Today Best Selling Author Kirsten Osbourne Mail Order Mischief When Elizabeth Miller agreed to manage a mail order bride agency years before, she had no idea that it would leave her lonely and isolated. She's loved one man for years and is about to give up on marrying for love entirely. When she receives a letter from a man in Texas looking for a bride, she considers marrying him to be close to her sister. She doesn't want to be alone for the rest of her life. Bernard agrees to work for Elizabeth after his life is shattered. As he slowly heals and picks up the pieces and gets to know his beautiful employer, he realizes he is falling for her more and more, but he knows his place in life. When she insists on taking a trip to Fort Worth to check out a potential groom, he knows he can't send her alone. Will he be able to survive the long train ride to Fort Worth without letting his feelings show? Or will Elizabeth somehow convince him that they are meant to be? USA Today Best Selling Author Callie Hutton Daniel’s Desire: In the Shadow of War Lt. Daniel McCoy escapes from a Union prison toward the end of the Civil War, his only thought to get far away from enemy territory. But he doesn’t count on saving young widow Rosemarie Wilson’s life. Rosemarie has no use for Rebels soldiers, having lost everything the last time they visited. But Daniel has not only saved her life, he is sticking around to help with the farm and her children until she recovers. With Union soldiers searching for him, every day that Daniel remains puts him in danger. Or is it the widow who has captured his heart the greater risk? Best-selling Author Caroline Clemmons Tabitha’s Journey Would you become a mail-order bride? Tabitha Masterson is certain whatever awaits her in Radford Crossing , Texas will be better than what awaits her in Boston. . She escapes to begin her new life in Texas, but trouble can’t be far behind. If she’s married when trouble arrives, surely she’ll be safe. But her fiancé is reluctant to accept her as a substitute for the mail-order bride he’d courted. Bear Baldwin is crushed when he receives a wire notifying him that the woman with whom he has corresponded for almost a year has passed him off to her friend. Do the two women believe he’s like an old shirt to be handed down? His mother urges him to give the substitute fiancée a chance, but his pride is stung and he hasn’t decided. Best-selling Author Sylvia McDaniel Scandalous Suffragette Brides: Abigail Women Wanted – Feisty, Head Strong Women Need Not Apply In New Hope, Texas women like children, are to be seen and not heard. Their only job in life is to marry, procreate and be a loyal, obedient wife. Thus the shortage of available women. Until, Abigail Vanderhooten is unexpectedly called home, her head filled with ideas of changing the world. Jack Turner likes being the mayor in a small, western town where the biggest rabble rousers are cowboys. Everything is about to change when Abigail, returns to town, ready to take on the local laws. While trying to keep the town from splitting apart, he’s surprised how her strong spirit captivates him.
And he’s shocked when she manages to worm her way into his bachelor heart, with her controversial ideas. With a women’s revolution brewing, will Jack be forced to run her out of town, before he has a chance to convey how she’s changed him.
Steve and his friend Max use their time machine to return to the richest, roughest boom town in the old Wild West where they pursue Gentleman John Hooten, the Rhyming Robber of the Rockies.