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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 Vintage
Release Date2010-09-29
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 448
ISBN 9780307765451
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized modern particle physics with his models of the quark and the Eightfold Way. Born into a Jewish immigrant family on New York's East 14th Street, Gell-Mann's prodigious talent was evident from an early age--he entered Yale at 15, completed his Ph.D. at 21, and was soon identifying the structures of the world's smallest components and illuminating the elegant symmetries of the universe. Beautifully balanced in its portrayal of an extraordinary and difficult man, interpreting the concepts of advanced physics with scrupulous clarity and simplicity, Strange Beauty is a tour-de-force of both science writing and biography. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 Minding the Spirit
The Author Elizabeth Dreyer
The Publisher JHU Press
Release Date2005
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 382
ISBN 0801880769
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Arranged under five broad headings, these essays create an insightful dialogue on the questions, methods, and critical approaches implemented by the discipline's top scholars.

The Book Modern Theories of Art
The Author Moshe Barasch
The Publisher NYU Press
Release Date1990
Genre Art
Pages 460
ISBN 9780814711767
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Sherlock Holmes Tales From the Stranger s Room
The Author David Ruffle
The Publisher Andrews UK Limited
Release Date2016-12-20
Genre Fiction
Pages 272
ISBN 9781780921389
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A diverse collection of works from various writers, many of whom are unpublished until now. There are laughs, tears and numerous flights of fancy. In short; quirky and fun. Pull up a chair to the fireside in the comfort of the Stranger's Room and be transported to the world of Holmes and Watson. All author royalties accruing from sales of this book will be donated to 'The Beacon Society'

The Book Essays on Nature and Landscape
The Author Susan Fenimore Cooper
The Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date2002-12-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 168
ISBN 0820326356
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894), though often overshadowed by her celebrity father, James Fenimore Cooper, has recently become recognized as both a pioneer of American nature writing and an early advocate for ecological sustainability. Editors Rochelle Johnson and Daniel Patterson have assembled here a collection of ten pieces by Cooper that represent her most accomplished nature writing and the fullest articulation of her environmental principles. With one exception, these essays have not been available in print since their original appearance in Cooper's lifetime. A portrait of her thoughts on nature and how we should live and think in relation to it, this collection both contextualizes Cooper's magnum opus, Rural Hours (1850), and demonstrates how she perceived her work as a nature writer. Frequently her essays are models of how to catch and keep the interest of a reader when writing about plants, animals, and our relationship to the physical environment. By lamenting the decline of bird populations, original forests, and overall biodiversity, she champions preservation and invokes a collective environmental conscience that would not begin to awaken until the end of her life and century. The selections include independent essays, miscellaneous introductions and prefaces, and the first three installments from Cooper's work of literary ornithology, "Otsego Leaves," arguably her most mature and fully realized contribution to American environmental writing. In addition to a foreword by John Elder, one of the nation's leading environmental educators, an introduction analyzes each essay in various cultural contexts. Brief but handy textual notes supplement the essays. Perfect for nature-writing aficionados, environmental historians, and environmental activists, this collection will radically expand Cooper's importance to the history of American environmental thought.

The Book The Tragic Myth
The Author Edward F. Stanton
The Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date1978
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 139
ISBN 0813131154
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Sirens of the Western Shore
The Author Indra Levy
The Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date2006-11-21
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 344
ISBN 9780231510745
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Indra Levy introduces a new archetype in the study of modern Japanese literature: the "Westernesque femme fatale," an alluring figure who is ethnically Japanese but evokes the West in her physical appearance, lifestyle, behavior, and, most important, her use of language. She played conspicuous roles in landmark works of modern Japanese fiction and theater. Levy traces the lineage of the Westernesque femme fatale from her first appearance in the vernacularist fiction of the late 1880s to her development in Naturalist fiction of the mid-1900s and, finally, to her spectacular embodiment by the modern Japanese actress in the early 1910s with the advent of Naturalist theater. In all cases the Westernesque femme fatale both attracts and confounds the self-consciously modern male intellectual through a convention-defying use of language. What does this sirenlike figure reveal about the central concerns of modern Japanese literature? Levy proposes that the Westernesque femme fatale be viewed as the hallmark of an intertextual exoticism that prizes the strange beauty of modern Western writing. By illuminating the exoticist impulses that gave rise to this archetype, Levy offers a new understanding of the relationships between vernacular style and translation, original and imitation, and writing and performance within a cross-cultural context. A seamless blend of narrative, performance, translation, and gender studies, this work will have a profound impact on the critical discourse on this formative period of modern Japanese literature.

The Book The Makioka Sisters
The Author Junichiro Tanizaki
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2010-01-26
Genre Fiction
Pages 544
ISBN 9781407053752
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Tanizaki's masterpiece is the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family. It is a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life of Osaka immediately before World War Two. With surgical precision, Tanizaki lays bare the sinews of pride, and brings a vanished era to vibrant life.