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The Book Strange Beauty
The Author Cynthia Jean Hahn
The Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date2012
Genre Art
Pages 302
ISBN 9780271050782
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "A study of reliquaries as a form of representation in medieval art. Explores how reliquaries stage the importance and meaning of relics using a wide range of artistic means from material and ornament to metaphor and symbolism"--Provided by publisher.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author Olutayo K. Osunsan
The Publisher Fultus Corporation
Release Date2004-01-01
Genre Poetry
Pages 108
ISBN 0974433926
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Osunsan's first collection of poems highlights the colorful qualities of the human condition: its trials, hopes, losses, failures, successes, fears, dreams and its endless facades. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, the poet is currently studying International Business at Kampala International University and is a member of Kampala Pentecostal Church in Uganda.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author Eliza Factor
The Publisher Parallax Press
Release Date2017-08-22
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 272
ISBN 9781941529737
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community. This intimate, no-holds barred memoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. It is a story of infectious laughter, blood on the floor, intense physical conflict, and of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer and the illuminating effect of imagining the world through the eyes of her beautiful, charismatic, and nonverbal son, Felix. Felix and his sisters inspire Eliza to start Extreme Kids, a community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts and play, and transform how she saw herself and the world. She writes of the joy this project brings her, as well as the disconnect of being lauded for helping others at the same time that she cannot help her own son. As Felix grows bigger and stronger, his assaults against himself grow more destructive. When his bruised limbs and face prompt Child Services to investigate the Factors for abuse, Eliza realizes how dangerous her home has become. Strange Beauty is a personal story, but it shines a light on the combustible conditions many families are living in at this moment. The United States offers parents whose children are prone to violence very little help. That Eliza's story ends happily, with Felix thriving at Crotched Mountain School, is due more to luck than policy. There are few such schools and many such children. When children are violent, we fail to account for the internal and external pressures that lead to violence. This is both cruel and counterproductive, for people with disabilities have much to teach us, if we will only listen.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author George Johnson
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2011-11-30
Genre Religion
Pages 448
ISBN 9781446485286
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: No scientist has done more to shape our understanding of the universe than Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winner considered by many colleagues to be the most brilliant physicist of his generation. His discovery of the quark and the Eightfold Way were cornerstones for all that followed in particle physics, the effort to understand the very stuff of creation, In this, the first biography of Gell-Mann, George Johnson tells the story of a remarkable life.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author Lori Weber
The Publisher Lorimer
Release Date2006-11-17
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 144
ISBN 1550289446
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: There are some things a teen can take for granted, or so Penny thinks. Beautiful girls get all the breaks. An eccentric old woman is going to be the target of every kid in the 'hood. But what if things are not all they seem? Lori Weber's talents are on full display in this in this remarkable, insightful story of beauty's fleeting power and the effects of time. [Fry Reading Level - 3.6

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author A. Siewers
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2009-09-14
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 224
ISBN 9780230100527
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Strange Beauty provides a new perspective on early Celtic stories of the Otherworld and their relevance to today's ecological concerns, arguing for a contemporary re-reading of the Otherworld trope in relation to physical experience.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author Alfred K. Siewers
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2009
Genre History
Pages 224
ISBN 0230606644
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Strange Beauty brings the developing discipline of environmental literary criticism to bear on narratives of nature and the Otherworld from early cultures around the Irish Sea. Reflecting on an Otherworld associated with human experience, Siewers uses texts such as the Ulster Cycle and the Mabinogi to relate views of nature, symbolism and language. This book uncovers early syntheses of Christian and indigenous Insular cultures which express an integration of the spiritual and physical landscapes that are marginalized in later medieval thought. Strange Beauty opens a window on distinctive alternative views of the relation of culture to nature still relevant today.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author Birdy Brighton Books
The Publisher
Release Date2017-10-31
ISBN 1947840002
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Strange Beauty is a book of engaging characters, and delightful poems exploring our planet's exotic creatures. Birdy dares to ask the question, "What if the powerful Mantis Shrimp was a hopeless romantic, or the odd and ugly Goblin Shark considered a beauty queen in our ocean's deepest darkest waters?" Birdy believes that the end of a good book is only the beginning of a real world adventure! She urges her readers to go out and discover more about these intriguing critters!

The Book Brooklyn strange beauty
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2014-09
Genre Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Pages 93
ISBN 3862063992
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Making Strange
The Author Herbert Grabes
The Publisher Rodopi
Release Date2008-01-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 172
ISBN 9789042024335
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This compact, indispensable overview answers a vexed question: Why do so many works of modern and postmodern literature and art seem designed to appear 'strange', and how can they still cause pleasure in the beholder? To help overcome the initial barrier caused by this 'strangeness', the general reader is given an initial, non-technical description of the 'aesthetic of the strange' as it is experienced in the reading or viewing process. There follows a broad survey of modern and postmodern trends, illustrating their staggering variety and making plain the manifold methods and strategies adopted by writers and artists to 'make it strange'. The book closes with a systematic summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the 'aesthetic of the strange', focussing on the ways in which it differs from both the earlier 'aesthetic of the beautiful' and the 'aesthetic of the sublime'. It is made amply clear that the strangeness characteristic of modern and postmodern art has ushered in an entirely new, 'third' kind of aesthetic – one that has undergone further transformation over the past two decades. Beyond its usefulness as a practical introduction to the 'aesthetic of the strange', the present study also takes up the most recent, cutting-edge aspects of scholarly debate, while initiates are offered an original approach to the theoretical implications of this seminal phenomenon.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author David Cycleback
The Publisher
Release Date2014-07-08
Genre Art
Pages 74
ISBN 1312335238
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A follow up to 2014 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist Return Trip, Strange Beauty is a further look at aesthetic and artistic biases, information processing and the limits of human knowledge. The short book is written in the author's unique non-linear style mixing academic insight with humor and offbeat subjects. As he wrote in Return Trip, "My job as a writer isn't to make the hard easy. It's to make the hard hard." Cycleback is an art historian and award-winning author who has written extensively in the areas of art history and authentication, cognitive science and philosophy. He was a 2013 Eric Award Finalist for his book Conceits: Cognition and Perception, and his guides Judging the Authenticity of Prints by the Masters and Judging the Authenticity of Photographs were the first comprehensive books on the subjects published in China.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author Joanne Oppenheim
The Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date2016-06-28
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 176
ISBN 0374301522
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Did you know that there's evidence that makeup is older than the wheel? Or that when Marie Curie discovered radium, cosmetics companies marketed it as a healthy way to make your skin glow? Throughout history, men, women, and children have worn make-up for many reasons: to show social status, to express political opinions, and just for style. Through a combination of ancient home remedy recipes, famous images from art history, and amusing anecdotes, Strange Beauty shows what makeup can reveal about the people who wear it.

The Book Strange Beauty Shows
The Author Steven H. Bridgens
The Publisher
Release Date2017-03
Genre Poetry
Pages 102
ISBN 194664210X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Steven H. Bridgens Born: Kansas City, Missouri, Planet Earth, 1949, the year of the first Soviet nuclear test Parents: healers, one trod the dark path and one the light Siblings: one of each, both younger, iconoclasts and artists Progeny: one son, a man now with his own trajectory and dreams Current Fascinations: words, painting, sculpture, the ancient world or the idea of it, particularly the rebuilding of it, silence and the absence of it, sleep and the same, dead bluesmen, ancient Asian poets, the demi-monde, espionage, imagined, not real, the primeval forest of Buddhism in all its humble glory, the savage comic tyranny of the political stage, the toxic and liberating proscenium of the internet, the dark Jungian depths of the self, the flickering colored shadows of the cinema and architecture, the utopian possibilities of life on garden earth with our liberated sentient friends Death: certain as to its eventuality but uncertain as to its time. Indifferent, but not unconcerned.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author Caroline Bugler
The Publisher
Release Date2014
Genre Painting, German
Pages 110
ISBN 1857095707
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Caroline Bugler presents highlights from the National Gallery's collection of German art masterpieces by some of the world's favourite Renaissance artists - Han Holbein, Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach and Adam Elsheimer - as well as paintings by later generations of artists including Caspar David Friedrich and Adolph Menzel.

The Book Heteropolis
The Author Charles Jencks
The Publisher St Martins Press
Release Date1993
Genre Architecture
Pages 144
ISBN UCSD:31822016852949
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "In an age dominated by nationalism and ethnic conflict, Charles Jencks argues that these reactionary tendencies can be countered by an equally powerful drive - heterophilia: the love of difference, the desire to seek out new experience and curiosity. All of these are essential to the creation of a new form of city, the heteropolis, epitomized by Los Angeles. With over one hundred ethnic groups, forty different lifestyle clusters, eighty languages spoken in the schools, and extraordinarily different flora and fauna, Los Angeles' diversity has now become one of its main drawing points, and problems. Precariously balanced between civil unrest and the creative enjoyment of difference, it is something towards which other world cities, with their mass-migration and global trade are heading." "The hetero-architecture of Los Angeles suggests a way beyond the present impasse between the fundamentalists and the multiculturalists, a third position which diffuses confrontation with creative displacement and inclusive eclecticism. The strange beauty of hetero-architecture embraces variety, its informality allows marginalized groups to feel at home and its unusual metaphors suggest our connection to the natural world. Frank Gehry, Eric Owen Moss, Morphosis, Frank Israel and Charles Moore are its visible leaders, but there is also a vernacular and funk version of the genre as well as the populist versions of Jon Jerde and Disneyland." "The philosophy of hetero-architecture accepts difference as a necessity and turns it into a virtue with an informal aesthetic at once polyglot, abstract and representational - that is radically eclectic and inclusive in an understated way. The 'L.A. Style', as it is known, bears affinities with other aesthetics such as the Wabi and Sabi style of the Japanese. With many world cities now facing increasing pluralization, the heteropolis is bound to become a major urban form of the future."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Book Strange Beautiful Music
The Author Joe Satriani
The Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date2014-04-08
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 320
ISBN 9781939529657
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called “a guitar God"—in this new edition featuring an all-new chapter on Joe's latest album, Shockwave Supernova, and bonus interviews! Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar like a new horizon for the broader genre of instrumental guitar rock. Joe’s 6-string secrets have astounded listeners around the world for nearly 30 years. In Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, Satriani and coauthor, music biographer Jake Brown, take fans on their first authorized tour of the story behind his climb to stardom and the creative odyssey involved in writing and recording a storied catalog of classics including “Surfing with the Alien,” “Summer Song,” “Satch Boogie,” “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Extremist,” “Flying in a Blue Dream,” “Crowd Chant,” and more. Featuring previously unpublished photos and hours of exclusive, firsthand interviews with Satriani, Strange Beautiful Music offers a unique look inside the studio with Joe, giving fans a chance to get up close and personal like never before. With insider details about his collaboration with multi-platinum supergroup Chickenfoot, exclusive interviews with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commentary from fellow guitar legends such as Steve Vai, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Primus’s Larry LaLonde, and legendary music producers including Glynn Johns and the late Andy Johns, this memoir offers a rare inside look for die-hard Satriani fans, guitar enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to rock.

The Book Strange Beauty
The Author George Johnson
The Publisher Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random
Release Date2001
Genre Nuclear physicists
Pages 434
ISBN 0099284324
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "No scientist has done more to shape our understanding of the universe than Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winner considered by many colleagues to be the most brilliant physicist of his generation. His discovery of the quark and the Eightfold Way were cornerstones for all that followed in particle physics, the effort to understand the very stuff of creation, In this, the first biography of Gell-Mann, George Johnson tells the story of a remarkable life."

The Book The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments
The Author George Johnson
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2009-11-10
Genre Science
Pages 208
ISBN 9781409088233
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: George Johnson tells the stories of ten beautiful experiments which changed the world. From Galileo singing to mark time as he measured the pull of gravity and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his own eye, to Joule packing a thermometer on his honeymoon to take the temperature of waterfalls and Michelson recovering from a dark depression to discover that light moves at the same speed in every direction - these ten dedicated men employed diamonds, dogs, frogs and even their own bodies as they worked to discover the laws of nature and of the universe.

The Book Chinese Calligraphy
The Author Yee Chiang
The Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date1974-01-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 300
ISBN 9780674968035
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the classic introduction to Chinese calligraphy. In nine richly illustrated chapters Chang explores the aesthetics and the technique of this art in which rhythm, line, and structure are perfectly embodied. He measure the slow change from pictograph to stroke to the style and shape of written characters by the great calligraphers. It is a superb appreciation of beauty in the movement of strokes and in the patterns of structure--and an inspiration to amateurs as well as professionals interested in the decorative arts.

The Book Terrible Beauty A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century
The Author Peter Watson
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2013-10-17
Genre Philosophy
Pages 848
ISBN 9781780226736
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.