By Kenneth Schuman

Ken Schuman has deftly attached the artist and his context--a Florence wealthy in inventive culture, but additionally roiling with tensions and intolerance for any dissident spiritual or political views. during this interesting and insightful biography, Schuman argues persuasively that Michelangelo frequently embedded sophisticated, coded messages in his creations, thereby offering believable deniability in case the specialists guessed his real purpose. Schuman is at his sleuth-like top while teasing out and assisting us to determine what has been hiding in undeniable sight seeing that Michelangelo first created it.
--Bob Clyman, writer, mystery Order

Heretical in his non secular ideals, gay in his wants, and politically susceptible to Rome’s lethal politics, Michelangelo concealed his mystery ideals in his paintings. After analyzing this attention-grabbing, obtainable and revelatory publication, you’ll by no means examine Michelangelo’s genius a similar again.
--Laurie Lico Albanese, co-author, The Miracles of Prato

Ken Schuman’s groundbreaking new publication “The mystery lifetime of Michelangelo” brings to lifestyles the artist we by no means knew and the turbulent instances within which he lived.
--Steven Mintz, writer, 5 Eminent Contrarians

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By Gerhard Polt,Herlinde Koelbl

Gerhard Polt erzählt - davon, wie komisch es sein kann, auf sich selber reinzufallen; warum für ihn das Pong nicht immer gleich nach dem Ping kommen muss; worin die Großartigkeit besteht, dass sich deutsche Rentner einen Kanarienvogel halten; was once alles nach der Pause kommt; wieso er nichts verendgültigen magazine und inwiefern der Mensch ein Gefäß ist, wo was once reim muss, am besten ein Schweinsbraten. Und während er uns dies im Gespräch mit der bekannten Interviewerin Herlinde Koelbl erzählt, schafft er es nicht nur, dass wir seinen außergewöhnlichen Blick auf die Dinge teilen, zugleich macht er uns den Menschen begreiflich, insbesondere den Menschen Gerhart Polt. Für den es etwas schönes ist, einen Apfel zu schälen; der sein Glück lange im Bootsverleih sah, inzwischen aber am liebsten zu unser aller Begeisterung im Mikrokosmos fischt und der heute sagt, dass mehr gar nicht geht.

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By Donald Langmead

This e-book offers an off-the-cuff biography of the wunderkind who turned one in every of America's maximum residing artists and such a lot recognized architects.

• presents a timeline of Maya Lin's major existence occasions, works of art, and exhibitions

• contains a variety of images to accompany the text

• incorporates a bibliography geared up by means of forms of assets, together with writings via Maya Lin, books, monographs and catalogues, transcripts of interviews, and videos

• contains an index of vital humans and artworks

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By Bernard Leach

In our time, Bernard Leach has performed for pottery what Henry Moore has performed for scuplture. This... infinitely worthwhile e-book is an account of his pilgrimage via life.' Times

Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was once as well known in Japan and the East as in Europe and the USA, either as an artist-craftsman and as a philosopher. His interpretation of the traditions of the Orient within the making of pots - and in evolving a philosophy of lifestyles - used to be a lodestar for lots of potters within the West.

Beyond East and West, first released in 1978, is greater than an autobiography. filled with sharply-etched and a laugh reminiscences, it includes a lot of Leach's deeper proposal and very much too in regards to the sensible program of his principles. Its recurrent topic is the assembly of East and West in any respect degrees - creative, cultural, social, political.

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By Jonathon Keats

A compelling name to use Buckminster Fuller's inventive problem-solving to present-day problems

A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory layout scientist," the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) used to be unquestionably a visionary. Fuller's creations usually bordered at the realm of technology fiction, starting from the freestanding geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion vehicle to a rest room requiring neither plumbing nor sewage. but even with his impressive brain and life-long devotion to serving mankind, Fuller's expansive principles have been usually disregarded, and feature light from public reminiscence considering that his death.

You Belong to the Universe files Fuller's six-decade quest to "make the realm paintings for a hundred percent of humanity." Critic and experimental thinker Jonathon Keats units out to restore Fuller's unconventional perform of entire anticipatory layout, putting Fuller's philosophy in a latest context and dispelling a lot of the mythology surrounding Fuller's existence. Keats argues that Fuller's existence and concepts, particularly doing "the such a lot with the least," are actually extra correct than ever as humanity struggles to fulfill the calls for of an exploding global inhabitants with finite assets. Delving deeply into Buckminster Fuller's colourful global, Keats applies Fuller's most vital recommendations to present-day concerns, arguing that his principles at the moment are not just possible, yet necessary.

From transportation to weather swap, city layout to education, You Belong to the Universe demonstrates that Fuller's holistic problem-solving suggestions could be the merely technique of addressing a number of the world's such a lot urgent matters. Keats's well timed booklet demanding situations every one people to develop into entire anticipatory layout scientists, supplying the mandatory instruments for carrying on with Fuller's legacy of bettering the world.

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By Rae Hardy

Memoirs of the spouse of a Canadian international provider Oficer from 1953 (when the dep. used to be a scant 6 years outdated) to her husband's retirement in 1980. The publication covers postings to long island urban, Vienna, Austria, Helsinki, Finland, TelAviv, Israel, and Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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By Franco Ferrini

Non si tratta di un’autobiografia vera e propria dell'autore, Franco Ferrini, perché non segue una narrazione lineare, anche se ogni riferimento a persone realmente vissute NON è puramente casuale. are available un movie di Robert Altman, si intrecciano storie various, insieme a battute folgoranti, aneddoti gustosi e ritratti che tutti insieme potrebbero intitolarsi “IL CINEMA VISTO DAL DI DENTRO COME NESSUNO MAI LO AVEVA RACCONTATO”, o almeno non con l. a. stessa ironica, corrosiva lucidità. Di capitolo in capitolo sfilano attori, attrici, produttori, scrittori, tecnici e perfino persone comuni come los angeles “bambina dai capelli rossi”, alla quale l’autore regala una splendida partecipazione straordinaria.

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By Peter Kuper

A assertion of affection to Peter Kuper's adoptive domestic, this diary is a colourful survey of recent York City's historical past. Kuper's illustrations depict a climb to the head of the Brooklyn Bridge, the homeless residing in occasions sq., curler skaters in primary Park, the impression of September eleven, the luxurious of Wall road, highway musicians and different scenes targeted to town. With comics, illustrations and sketches, this murals portrays every thing from the low lifestyles to the excessive strength that has lengthy made humans from all over the world flock to the large Apple.

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By Eva Wingelmayer

Roman, Historische Künstlerbiographie von Michael Jackson, die Geschichte spielt in einem Phantasie-Himmel mit vielen Engeln, aber auch auf Erden. Es kommen Musiker und andere Personen aus Michaels Umfeld zu Wort, und es gibt eine paintings Tagebuch-Selbstgespräch von Michael selbst. Die himmlische Perspektive macht das Buch unterhaltsam und erschließt neue Aspekte.

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Un portrait juste et authentique Une approche originale de los angeles longue carrière de Georges Guétary, ainsi que de l'homme qui se cache derrière ce chanteur à los angeles voix rare... Bien des clichés s'y trouvent balayés : l'artiste y récupère sa vérité psychologique et humaine.

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