Sights Unseen

Unfinished British Films


Author: Dan North

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Many British films never make it to the screen. Obstacles of finance, censorship, distribution or creative breakdown can appear in their way, and they might even fail to get beyond the script stage. This book collects new essays by leading scholars that use archival resources to reconstruct the stories behind a range of films by prominent film-makers. These thwarted productions are all too often excluded from histories of British cinema, but the accounts of their unmaking contained in Sights Unseen provides an illuminating insight into the factors which have served to undermine the stability of the film industry in Britain.

Sights Unseen


Author: J. C. Buck

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605632711

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 341

Sights Unseen is a collection of four short stories that will touch the heart, filled with instances of life, love, God, choice and destiny. Enchanted Roses shows a contemporary urban drama with a romantic and a poetic flair. Love conquers all as a young man struggles to overcome the obstacles in his path. The Paper Man shows how the lives of two young boys veer in different directions as a direct result of the choices they make. A Celebration of Life shows a recently departed elderly Southern gentleman having a view of his final sendoff by friends and family. Sights Unseen shows how determination, love and destiny combine to provide lessons in life from a most unlikely teacher.

Sights Unseen

A Novel


Author: Kaye Gibbons

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060797150

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4018

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Ellen Foster,Kaye Gibbons paints intimate family portraits in lyrical prose, using as her palette the rich, vibrant colors of the American South. Sights Unseen shows the author at her most passionate and heartfelt best -- an unforgettable tale of unconditional love, and of a family's desperate search for normalcy in the midst of mental illness. It is a novel of rare poignancy, wit, and evocative power -- the story of the relationship between Hattie Barnes and her emotionally elusive mother, Maggie, known by their neighbors as "that Barnes woman with all the problems." This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Sight Unseen

Whiteness and American Visual Culture


Author: Martin A. Berger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520244597

Category: Art

Page: 236

View: 9520

"A compelling and challenging work."—Frances K. Pohl, author of Framing America "Berger is unafraid to tackle the major issues, and this book shows it."—Bruce Robertson, author of Marsden Hartley and Reckoning with Winslow Homer "Berger, writing on topics as diverse as landscape photography and early film, pushes into fascinating issues of gender, race, and class with sensitivity, insight, and largely jargon-free analysis. Having made a mark as a key Eakins scholar, he promises to achieve a similar feat in Sight Unseen, getting us to rethink traditional material in a new light."—John Wilmerding, Christopher Binyon Sarofim Professor of American Art, Princeton University

Sight Unseen

Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes


Author: Ellyn Kaschak

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539533

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Sight Unseen reveals the cultural and biological realities of race, gender, and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind. Through ten case studies and dozens of interviews, Ellyn Kaschak taps directly into the phenomenology of race, gender, and sexual orientation among blind individuals, along with the everyday epistemology of vision. Kaschak's work reveals not only how the blind create systems of meaning out of cultural norms but also how cultural norms inform our conscious and unconscious interactions with others regardless of our physical ability to see.

Michael Riley

Sights Unseen


Author: Brenda L. Croft

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 8017

This publication accompanies the National Gallery of Australia's travelling exhibition Michael Riley: sights unseen.

Kaye Gibbons

A Critical Companion


Author: Mary Jean DeMarr

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 5079

This companion--the first and only book-length study of its kind--provides insights and interpretations that will help readers enjoy and better appreciate the novels of Kaye Gibbons.

Sight Unseen

Science, UFO Invisibility and Transgenic Beings


Author: Budd Hopkins,Carol Rainey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743412193

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 481

View: 3582

Seeks to provide evidence of extraterrestrial activity on Earth, demonstrating how discoveries in modern science support the plausibility of the UFO phenomenon while sharing previously unreported cases of UFO invisibility and genetically altered human beings. Reprint.

Sight Unseen

How FrŠmont's First Expedition Changed the American Landscape


Author: Andrew Menard

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803246218

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7082

John C. Frémont was the most celebrated explorer of his era. In 1842, on the first of five expeditions he would lead to the Far West, Frémont and a small party of men journeyed up the Kansas and Platte Rivers to the Wind River Range in Wyoming. At the time, virtually this entire region was known as the Great Desert, and many Americans viewed it and the Rocky Mountains beyond as natural barriers to the United States. After Congress published Frémont’s official report of the expedition, however, few doubted the nation should expand to the Pacific. The first in-depth study of this remarkable report, Sight Unseen argues that Frémont used both a radical form of the picturesque and an imaginary map to create an aesthetic craving for expansion. Not only did he redefine the Great Desert as a novel and complex environment, but on a summit of the Wind River Range he envisioned the Continental Divide as a feature that would unify rather than obstruct a larger nation. In addition to provoking the great migration to Oregon and providing an aesthetic justification for the national park system, Frémont’s report profoundly altered American views of geography, progress, and the need for a transcontinental railroad. By helping to shape the very notion of Manifest Destiny, the report became one of the most important documents in the history of American landscape.

Sight Unseen


Author: Iris Johansen,Roy Johansen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250020530

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6278

She was safe in a world of darkness. Now danger threatens in the cold light of day...Before the experimental surgery that gave her sight, Kendra Michaels developed her other senses to an amazing capacity. Now she can identify a Nissan by the sound of its engine, a Norelco electric razor by the pattern of stubble it leaves behind, or an obscure colorless fire accelerant by its sweet smell. Law enforcement agencies clamor for her rare powers of perception and observation, too often disrupting the life she has built helping others through music therapy. Because so very often, only Kendra can get the job done. But in this case, it's Kendra who first realizes that the apparent traffic accident on San Diego's historic Cabrillo Bridge is in fact a murder scene, and she rushes to alert the police before crucial evidence is destroyed. As the body count rises and one murder unveils another, a gruesome pattern emerges. Someone is killing people in ways that mirror Kendra's most notorious cases. She has a fan: someone who admires her work and is twisted enough to show that admiration through murder--while naming himself after the biggest art forger of the 20th century. He views himself not as a monster but as an artist. And he is not working alone. In Iris Johansen's Sight Unseen, as the darkness closes in, near enough to touch Kendra and those she loves, Kendra must come face to face with her greatest fears--and her most ruthless enemy. A man who moves through the shadows, a man she may even know, who hides behind the mask of sanity, sight unseen.

Sight Unseen

An Exploration of Conscious and Unconscious Vision


Author: Melvyn Goodale,David Milner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596964

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 2803

In this updated and extended edition of their book, Goodale and Milner explore one of the most extraordinary neurological cases of recent years—one that profoundly changed scientific views on the visual brain. Taking us on a journey into the unconscious brain, this book is a fascinating illustration of the power of the 'unconscious' mind.

Sights Unseen

Acts of Impersonation in Contemporary Asian American Representation


Author: Tina Yih-Ting Chen

Publisher: N.A



Page: 336

View: 2635

Nature's Museums

Victorian Science and the Architecture of Display


Author: Carla Yanni

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984728

Category: Architecture

Page: 199

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Yanni (art history, Rutgers U.) examines the relationship between architecture and science in the 19th century by considering the physical placement and display of natural artifacts in Victorian natural history museums. She begins by discussing the problem of classification, the social history of collecting, as well as architectural competitions an

Life in Limbo

Waiting for a Heart Transplant


Author: Lisa Stiles Nance

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469724256

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 118

View: 3944

"Life is about opposites coming together to make you whole." Lisa Nance takes us on a journey of love and faith as she travels the tumultuous terrain of her husband's six-month wait for a heart transplant. It feels as if one day she's enjoying a round of golf with a seemingly healthy spouse, then the next she's at his bedside in the ICU. Now, she must face "the Wait," with a capital W, tackling the challenges of single parenting, running the family business, and visiting a terminally ill husband 500 miles away. A beautifully written, insightful, and honest account of the lessons learned by a woman living a Life In Limbo.

Offstage Space, Narrative, and the Theatre of the Imagination


Author: W. Gruber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230105645

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 8116

Offstage Space, Narrative, and the Theatre of the Imagination is a study of extrascenic space and how playwrights have used narrative as an alternative to conventional scenic enactment. The book covers the work of writers as diverse as Euripides, Plautus, Shakespeare, Susan Glaspell, Gertrude Stein, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Brian Friel, and Thomas Bernhard. William Gruber offers a wide-ranging overview of the dramaturgical choices dramatists make when they substitute imagined events for perceptual ones.

Other Side of Sin, The

Woundedness from the Perspective of the Sinned-Against


Author: Andrew Sung Park,Susan L. Nelson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791490211

Category: Religion

Page: 205

View: 7318

Offers a fresh viewpoint in Christian thought by looking at sin from the perspective of the sinned-against rather than that of the sinner needing forgiveness.

Shining Glory

Theological Reflections on Terrence Malick's Tree of Life


Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162032413X

Category: Religion

Page: 98

View: 3213

Terrence Malick's stunning film The Tree of Life is a modern Job story, an exploration of suffering and glory, an honest look at strife within a Texas family in the 1950s. In Shining Glory, Peter J. Leithart examines the biblical and theological motifs of the film and illuminates how Malick exploited the visual poetry of film to produce one of the most spiritually challenging and theologically sophisticated films ever made.

Joseph Cornell

Opening the Box


Author: Jason Edwards,Stephanie L. Taylor

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039110582

Category: Art

Page: 350

View: 4865

In spite of the widespread fascination with the life and work of American artist Joseph Cornell in both the academy and the gallery, studies of Cornell to date have been circumscribed by a range of critical cliches about the artist being a childlike dreamer, hermetically sealed off from the world, which has prevented his work from being fully understood in all of its complexity and diversity. This book contains more than 50 illustrations of the artist's work - many never before reproduced - and provides 13 ground-breaking new essays on the artist's films, dossiers, pill-boxes, magazine work, correspondence, diary entries and more ephemeral writings from internationally reputed scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. These exciting, provocative, and unusually interdisciplinary essays emerge from a variety of disciplines, including Art History, Philosophy, English and American Studies, Geography, Visual Culture and Film Studies. In 'opening the box' on Cornell, the artist appears in a range of significant new contexts, alongside European and American Modernists and Surrealists from literature and the visual arts, heavy-weight European and American philosophers, nineteenth-century forebears, and contemporary film-makers."

Sight Unseen

Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard, and Other Contemporary Dramatists on Radio


Author: Elissa S. Guralnick

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 238

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Guralnick contends that well-crafted radio plays tend to meld to their medium so naturally that they cannot be transferred to the theater or to film without being diminished. Each play is thus shown to exploit, to special effect, one of radio's fundamental features: its invisible stage (Barker and Stoppard), its affinity to music (Ferguson and Beckett), its ability to imitate the mind's subjectivity (Kopit and Pinter), its association with world events through features and the news (Rudkin).

The Southern State of Mind


Author: Jan Nordby Gretlund

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570033124

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 7701

In this collection of essays, 16 historians and literary critics offer a collective effort to define Southern identity at the end of the 20th century. The book addresses the question of whether inherited Southern values, problems and contradictions have survived the onslaught of modernization.