Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

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Author: Kyung An,Jessica Cerasi

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500773807

Category: Art

Page: 144

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A smart and playful introduction to the often-mystifying world of contemporary art What is contemporary art? What makes it contemporary? What is it for? And why is it so expensive? From museums and the art market to biennales and the next big thing, Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art? offers concise and pointed insights into today’s art scene, decoding “Artspeak," explaining what curators do, demystifying conceptual art, exploring emerging art markets, and more. In this easy-to-navigate A to Z guide, the authors’ playful explanations draw on key artworks, artists, and events from around the globe, including how the lights going on and off won the Turner Prize, what makes the likes of Marina Abramovic and Ai Weiwei such great artists, and why Kanye West would trade his Grammys to be one. Packed with behind-the-scenes information and completely free of jargon, Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art? is the perfect gallery companion and the go to guide for when the next big thing leaves you stumped.

Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

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Author: Kyung An,Jessica Cerasi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292747

Category: Art

Page: 144

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A smart and playful introduction to the often-mystifying world of contemporary art

Who's Afraid of Modern Art?

Essays on Modern Art and Theology in Conversation

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Author: Daniel A. Siedell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625644426

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Modern art can be confusing and intimidating--even ugly and blasphemous. And yet curator and art critic Daniel A. Siedell finds something else, something much deeper that resonates with the human experience. With over thirty essays on such diverse artists as Andy Warhol, Thomas Kinkade, Diego Velazquez, Robyn O'Neil, Claudia Alvarez, and Andrei Rublev, Siedell offers a highly personal approach to modern art that is informed by nearly twenty years of experience as a museum curator, art historian, and educator. Siedell combines his experience in the contemporary art world with a theological perspective that serves to deepen the experience of art, allowing the work of art to work as art and not covert philosophy or theology, or visual illustrations of ideas, meanings, and worldviews. Who's Afraid of Modern Art? celebrates the surprising beauty of art that emerges from and embraces pain and suffering, if only we take the time to listen. Indeed, as Siedell reveals, a painting is much more than meets the eye. So, who's afraid of modern art? Siedell's answer might surprise you.

Who's Afraid of Conceptual Art?

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Author: Peter Goldie,Elisabeth Schellekens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135234868

Category: Art

Page: 160

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What is conceptual art? Is it really a kind of art in its own right? Is it clever – or too clever? Of all the different art forms it is perhaps conceptual art which at once fascinates and infuriates the most. In this much-needed book Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens demystify conceptual art using the sharp tools of philosophy. They explain how conceptual art is driven by ideas rather than the manipulation of paint and physical materials; how it challenges the very basis of what we can know about art, as well as our received ideas of beauty; and why conceptual art requires us to rethink concepts fundamental to art and aesthetics, such as artistic interpretation and appreciation. Including helpful illustrations of the work of celebrated conceptual artists from Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Kosuth and Piero Manzoni to Dan Perjovschi and Martin Creed, Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art? is a superb starting point for anyone intrigued but perplexed by conceptual art - and by art in general. It will be particularly helpful to students of philosophy, art and visual studies seeking an introduction not only to conceptual art but fundamental topics in art and aesthetics.

Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

What It Means to Be Black Now

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Author: Touré

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439177554

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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Drawing on his own experience, as well as interviews with more than 100 black Americans--including Henry Louis Gates Jr., Malcolm Gladwell, Chuck D, Soledad O-Brien, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Aaron McGruder and more--the author explores what it means to be black in a post-2008 United States. By the author of Never Drank the Kool-Aid

Who's Afraid of Opera?

A Highly Opinionated, Informative, and Entertaining Guide to Appreciating Opera

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Author: Michael Walsh

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626819661

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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For anyone who has been intimidated, overwhelmed, or just plain confused by what they think opera is, WHO’S AFRAID OF OPERA? offers a lively, readable guide to what author Michael Walsh describes as "the greatest art form yet invented by humankind." From opera's origins in Renaissance Italy to The Who's rock odyssey “Tommy” and Stephen Sondheim's “Into the Woods,” Walsh explores what opera is and what it's not, what makes a great singer, and why it takes Tristan so long to die. So curtain up! It's time to settle into your seat, close up your program, and watch the house lights go down. And get ready for the musical ride of your lives.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Play

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Author: Edward Albee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743255259

Category: Drama

Page: 243

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A social event becomes a personal challenge for two faculty members and their wives at a small New England college as their inner fears and desires are exposed.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

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Author: Lauren Child

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN: 9781408307724

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 32

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Have you ever fallen into a book? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale. Because in every one there's always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody just waiting to gobble you up. What happens when Herb, star of Beware of the Storybook Wolves, falls into his book of fairy tales?

Who's Afraid of China?

The Challenge of Chinese Soft Power

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Author: Doctor Michael Barr

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780324669

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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If China suddenly democratised, would it cease being labelled as a threat? This provocative book argues that fears of China often say as much about those who hold them as they do about the rising power itself. It focuses not on the usual trope of economic and military might, but on China's growing cultural influence and the connections between China's domestic politics and its attempts to brand itself internationally. Using examples from film, education, media, politics, and art, Who's Afraid of China? is both an introduction to Chinese soft power and a critical analysis of international reaction to it. It examines how the West's own past, hopes, and fears shape the way it thinks about and engages with China and argues that the rising power touches a nerve in the Western psyche, presenting a fundamental challenge to ideas about modernity, history, and international relations.

Who's Afraid of Beowulf

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Author: Tom Holt

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316233021

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Digging up the remains of an ancient band of Vikings, archaeologist Hildy is astounded when they rise from the dead, bearing an appetite for seagulls, a twelve-thousand-year-old grudge, and a thirst for war.

Who's Afraid of the WTO?

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Author: Kent Albert Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195166167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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This text is in response to the many misinformed, often exaggerated arguments leveled against the WTO. Kent Jones explains in persuasive and engaging detail the compelling reasons for the WTO's existence and why it is a force for progress toward economic and non-economic goals worldwide.

Who's Afraid of Spiders?

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Author: Richard Carlisle

Publisher: Oak Tree Publications (San Diego, CA)

ISBN: 9780866790437

Category: Fear

Page: 25

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A child realizes that spiders are not something to fear after thinking about how very small they are and how they probably get lonely.

The Return of the Real

The Avant-garde at the End of the Century

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Author: Hal Foster

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262561075

Category: Art

Page: 299

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Foster's concise analysis of art practices over the past three decades traces important models at work in art and theory, with special attention to the controversial connections between the two during this period. The author includes a new narrative of the historical avant-garde and concludes with an original reading of our contemporary situation--and what it portends for future practices of art, theory, culture, and politics. 90 illustrations.

Who's Afraid of the Multiverse?

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Author: Jeffrey A. Zweerink

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 188665347X

Category: Science

Page: 66

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Do other worlds exist beyond the observable universe? Multiverse theory continues to gain popularity among the secular scientific community as an alternative explanation for the origin of the universe - one that does not require a Creator. But is the multiverse an enemy to the Christian faith - or, rather, a useful ally? Astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink lays out some of the most intriguing, challenging, and apologetically important multiverse issues in a clear and concise way. Join Dr. Zweerink as he explains and critiques multiverse theory, including • the four basic multiverse models • observational and theoretical evidence for the multiverse • the models’ impact on the cosmological and teleological arguments for God’s existence • scientific and philosophical criticisms of the multiverse • a biblical response to the multiverse • and more This booklet demystifies the multiverse so that believers can address skeptics’ concerns with gentleness and respect - and without fear.

Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? (The Church and Postmodern Culture)

Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church

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Author: James K. A. Smith

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441200396

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The philosophies of French thinkers Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault form the basis for postmodern thought and are seemingly at odds with the Christian faith. However, James K. A. Smith claims that their ideas have been misinterpreted and actually have a deep affinity with central Christian claims. Each chapter opens with an illustration from a recent movie and concludes with a case study considering recent developments in the church that have attempted to respond to the postmodern condition, such as the "emerging church" movement. These case studies provide a concrete picture of how postmodern ideas can influence the way Christians think and worship. This significant book, winner of a Christianity Today 2007 Book Award, avoids philosophical jargon and offers fuller explanation where needed. It is the first book in the Church and Postmodern Culture series, which provides practical applications for Christians engaged in ministry in a postmodern world.

Who's Afraid of Godzilla?

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Author: Di Kaiju

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780679891246

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 23

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Godzilla tries in vain to find a friend, until he rescues Anguirus, another monster.

Who's Afraid of the Song of the South?

And Other Forbidden Disney Stories

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Author: Jim Korkis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984341559

Category: African Americans in motion pictures

Page: 276

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Brer Rabbit. Uncle Remus. "Song of the South." Racist? Disney thinks so. And that's why it has forbidden the theatrical re-release of its classic film "Song of the South" since 1986. But is the film racist? Are its themes, its characters, even its music so abominable that Disney has done us a favor by burying the movie in its infamous Vault, where the Company claims it will remain for all time? Disney historian Jim Korkis does "not" think so. In his newest book, "Who's Afraid of the Song of the South?," Korkis examines the film from concept to controversy, and reveals the politics that nearly scuttled the project. Through interviews with many of the artists and animators who created "Song of the South," and through his own extensive research, Korkis delivers both the definitive behind-the-scenes history of the film and a balanced analysis of its cultural impact. What else would Disney prefer you did not know? Plenty. Korkis also pulls back the curtain on such dubious chapters in Disney history as: Disney's cinematic attack on venereal disease Ward Kimball's obsession with UFOs Tim Burton's depressed stint at the Disney Studios Walt Disney's nightmares about his stomping an owl to death Wally Wood's Disneyland Memorial Orgy poster J. Edgar Hoover's hefty FBI file on Walt Disney Little Black Sunflower's animated extinction Plus 10 more forbidden tales that Disney wishes would go away. Whether you're a film buff, an armchair academic, or a Disney fan eager to peek behind Disney's magical (and tightly controlled) curtain, you'll discover lots you never knew about Disney. With a foreword by Disney Legend Floyd Norman, "Who's Afraid of the Song of the South?" is both authoritative and entertaining. Jim Korkis is the best-selling author of "Vault of Walt," and has been researching and writing about Disney for over three decades. The Disney Company itself uses his expertise for special projects. Korkis resides in Orlando, Florida.

Who's Afraid of More C++

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Author: Steve Heller

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123391049

Category: Computers

Page: 499

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In this follow-up to Who's Afraid of C++, the author explains more complex C++ topics. It is aimed at intermediate level C++ who need help with complex or tricky issues in C++ programming.

Who's Afraid?

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Author: Maria Lewis

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 034940898X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Meet Tommi Grayson: she's all bark . . . and all bite 'It was like my wolf had been there all along, waiting for me to tap its hand and step into the ring . . .' Tommi Grayson's never exactly been a normal girl. Bright blue hair, a mysterious past and barely controlled rage issues have a way of making a woman stand out. Yet she's never come close to guessing who she really is . . . When her mother dies, a shattered Tommi decides to track down her estranged father. Leaving Scotland for a remote corner of New Zealand, she discovers the truth of her heritage - and it's a whole lot more than merely human. Barely escaping with her life, now Tommi must return to her her friends, pretending everything is normal, while all too aware of the dangers lurking outside - and within. Worse still, something has followed her home . . . With the clock ticking, can Tommi learn to control her new powers in time to save the ones she loves? Mixing elements of fantasy, mystery and romance, Who's Afraid? is a must-read tale about one woman who takes on the world, one bite at a time 'Gripping, fast-paced, and completely unexpected, Who's Afraid has more twists than a tornado. I loved this story!' Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series