Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016


Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714875132

Category: Photography

Page: 312

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In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, iconic portraits sit side by side never-before-published photographs. Afterword by Annie Leibovitz. Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005. In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.

Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry


Author: Francesca Sterlacci,Joanne Arbuckle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442239093

Category: Design

Page: 746

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,400 cross-referenced entries on designers, models, couture houses, significant articles of apparel and fabrics, trade unions, and the international trade organizations.

Illness as Many Narratives

Arts, Medicine and Culture


Author: Stella Bolaki

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474411517

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Illness narratives have become a cultural phenomenon in the Western world. In what ways can they be seen to have aesthetic, ethical and political value? What do they reveal about experiences of illness, the relationship between the body and identity and the role of the arts in bearing witness to illness for people who are ill and those connected to them? How can they influence medicine, the arts and shape public understandings of health and illness? These questions and more are explored in Illness as Many Narratives, which contains readings of a rich array of representations of illness from the 1980s to the present. A wide range of arts and media are considered such as life writing, photography, performance, film, theatre, artists' books and animation. The individual chapters deploy multidisciplinary critical frameworks and discuss physical and mental illness. Through reading this book you will gain an understanding of the complex contribution illness narratives make to contemporary culture and the emergent field of Critical Medical Humanities.

Remarkable Women Word Search Puzzles


Author: M. C. Waldrep

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486828166

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 128

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One hundred word search puzzles will challenge even the most dedicated puzzle fanatics as they hunt for words associated with the names of famous women scientists, actors, musicians, politicians, others. Includes solutions.

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Harrison Ford - Famous Actors


Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Ever wondered how Harrison Ford rose to stardom? Harrison Ford was born to a Russian Jew mother and an Irish Catholic father in Chicago on July 13, 1942. The eldest of two brothers, Harrison grew up in a liberal household and was allowed to freely explore his interests, whether that be at a Baha’i temple or at the local movie theater. Because of his upbringing, he developed in an interest in philosophy, religion, and literature at a very early age, ostracizing him from many of his less scholarly peers. In 1960, he graduated from high school and moved north to Wisconsin, where he attended Ripon College to continue studying philosophy. By the end of his tenure, he fell into a deep depression and ultimately he failed to graduate. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book NOW!

Rethinking Photography

Histories, Theories and Education


Author: Peter Smith,Carolyn Lefley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317524888

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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Rethinking Photography is an accessible and illuminating critical introduction to the practice and interpretation of photography today. Peter Smith and Carolyn Lefley closely link critical approaches to photographic practices and present a detailed study of differing historical and contemporary perspectives on social and artistic functions of the medium, including photography as art, documentary forms, advertising and personal narratives. Richly illustrated full colour images throughout connect key concepts to real world examples. It also includes: Accessible book chapters on key topics including early photography, photography and industrial society, the rise of photography theory, critical engagement with anti-realist trends in the theory and practice of photography, photography and language, photography education, and photography and the creative economy Specific case studies on photographic practices include snapshot and portable box cameras, digital and mobile phone cultures, and computer-generated imagery Critical summaries of current photography theoretical studies in the field, displaying how critical theory has been mapped on to working practices of photographers and students In-depth profiles of selected key photographers and theorists and studies of their professional practices Assessment of photography as a key area of contemporary aesthetic debate Focused and critical study of the world of working photographers beyond the horizons of the academy. Rethinking Photography provides readers with an engaging mix of photographic case studies and an accessible exploration of essential theory. It is the perfect guide for students of Photography, Fine Art, Art History, and Graphic Design as well as practitioners from any background wishing to understand the place of photography in global societies today.

Art in America


Author: Frederic Fairchild Sherman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Author: Susan Meiselas,Mark Holborn

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597114271

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 9378

Susan Meiselas, one of the most influential photographers of our time and an important contributor to the evolution of documentary storytelling, provides an insightful personal commentary on the trajectory of her career in Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline. She guides us through her ideas, practices, and decision-making along her journey--from Carnival Strippers (1976) and Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979 (1981; reissued by Aperture 2008, 2016) to Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997) and Cova da Moura, Portugal (2004). This book includes over one hundred photographs from her earliest work and most iconic images, along with previously unpublished photographs.