About Looking

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408872153

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 6360

As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

Everything You Need to Know About Looking and Feeling Your Best

A Guide for Guys

Author: Annie Leah Sommers

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823930807

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 914

Explains the importance of good grooming and hygiene and how they relate to the challenges of being an adolescent male.

Looking

Within, Down, Around and Up

Author: Rachel Landau

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1420879537

Category: Art

Page: 100

View: 7890

I was inspired to write Song of Fools by an article I read about Oscar Hartzell. As I read about him, I wondered about the motivations of those Iowans, Missourians, Nebraskans, and Kansans who gladly sent him money. I determined that the type of faith that caused them to send him money is also the kind of faith that is found in bedrock religion. It transcends analysis and must simply be accepted, just as those poor Depression-era Americans believed in Oscar Hartzell and the Drake fortune. But what folly to listen to and heed the songs of fools. The other songs are those which Harold sings and directs the other boys to sing. These, too, in a way are songs of fools as we are all caught in this intricate web of life, seeking meaning as we somehow muddle through. May we ultimately discover the true music of life.

Teach Me About Looking

Author: Joy Wilt Berry,Bartholomew

Publisher: Childrens Pr

ISBN: 9780516021218

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4855

Notes that we can see symbols, shapes, sizes, textures, colors, light and dark, shiny and dull, close and far, upside-down and right-side-up, shadows, reflections, and movement.

Wild Ones

A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America

Author: Jon Mooallem

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617845

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 7422

Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s world overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls—while the actual world she’s inheriting slides into a great storm of extinction. Half of all species could disappear by the end of the century, and scientists now concede that most of America’s endangered animals will survive only if conservationists keep rigging the world around them in their favor. So Mooallem ventures into the field, often taking his daughter with him, to move beyond childlike fascination and make those creatures feel more real. Wild Ones is a tour through our environmental moment and the eccentric cultural history of people and wild animals in America that inflects it—from Thomas Jefferson’s celebrations of early abundance to the turn-of the-last-century origins of the teddy bear to the whale-loving hippies of the 1970s. With propulsive curiosity and searing wit, and without the easy moralizing and nature worship of environmental journalism’s older guard, Wild Ones merges reportage, science, and history into a humane and endearing meditation on what it means to live in, and bring a life into, a broken world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game

101 Stories about Looking for Love and Finding Fairytale Romance!

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611592321

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 3918

Searching for The One? This collection of stories from men and women about dating - the good, the bad, the ugly - will encourage you, support you, and make you laugh as you navigate the dating game. This fun new book about dating - whether it sparked a lifelong love or a laugh with friends - will give you a boost as you search for your soul mate. Read about how couples met, good and bad dates, maintaining the relationship, second chances, the Internet, and all the other ups and downs of dating, love, and romance. For men and women from 21 to 91.

Looking

A Comedy

Author: Norm Foster

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573630378

Category: Drama

Page: 91

View: 3166

From one of Canada's most popular playwrights comes this hilarious comedy. Val is an O.R. nurse, Andy is in the storage business, Nina is a police officer, and Matt is the host of a morning radio show. They're middle-aged, single, and looking.

Von der Kunst, die Welt mit anderen Augen zu sehen

Elf Spaziergänge und das Vergnügen der Aufmerksamkeit

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Springer Spektrum

ISBN: 9783642377440

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 4609

Eine charmante Anregung zum bewussteren Hinschauen Alexandra Horowitz, Autorin des New York Times-Bestsellers Was denkt der Hund? (Inside of a Dog), legt nun ein zweites, ebenso kluges, unterhaltsames und überraschendes Sachbuch vor. Von der Kunst, die Welt mit anderen Augen zu sehen öffnet unseren Blick für Dinge, die wir erst sehen, wenn wir uns die Zeit dafür nehmen und wenn wir die Perspektive eines anderen zu unserer eigenen machen. Das Buch verdeutlicht, wie selektiv wir gewöhnlich die Welt wahrnehmen und wie wir sie immer wieder neu entdecken können. [Horowitz], die sich als charmante Begleiterin erweist, nimmt den Leser mit auf eine Reihe von wunderbar frischen und erhellenden Spaziergängen mit ihren Experten: einem Geologen, einem Typographen, einer Illustratorin, einem Naturliebhaber, einem Wildtierforscher, einem Stadtsoziologen, einer blinden Frau, einem Arzt, einem Soundtechniker, ihrem Kindergartenkind und ihrem Hund Finn ... Die Seiten klingen und leuchten geradezu und spiegeln die tiefe Begeisterung der Autorin für ihre Arbeit und deren Ergebnisse wieder. USA Today Ein unerwarteter und entspannender Trost für unsere erhitzten Gemüter ... eine erfrischende Hommage an den Lohn des Versuchs, die Welt einmal mit den Augen eines anderen zu sehen. Chicago Tribune _____ In diesem glänzend geschriebenen Werk zeigt uns die Autorin, wie wir das Alltägliche anders sehen können, indem wir – in den Worten von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – „Kleinigkeiten beachten“. Sie schildert elf Spaziergänge, die sie – meist in ihrer Nachbarschaft in Manhattan – mit Experten verschiedenster Gebiete unternommen hat, darunter einem Stadtsoziologen, einer Künstlerin, einem Geologen, einem Arzt und einem Sounddesigner. Auch mit einem Kind und mit einem Hund geht sie eine Runde um den Block, um herauszufinden, wie diese Wesen die Welt wahrnehmen. Indem sie schildert, was all ihre Begleiter sehen, wie sie es sehen und warum die meisten von uns nicht dieselben Dinge sehen, offenbart sie die erstaunliche Macht unserer Aufmerksamkeit wie auch die psychologisch-neurobiologischen Grundlagen fachkundigen Beobachtens. Versuchen Sie es einmal selbst: Schalten Sie, wenn Sie das nächste Mal zu einem Spaziergang aufbrechen, Ihr Handy aus und seien Sie einmal ganz in der realen Welt, in der man Schatten hören kann, in der Fremde mithilfe von Geometrie miteinander kommunizieren, während sie aufeinander zugehen, in der Haltung Bescheidenheit ausdrücken und in der sich unter einem Blatt ein winziges Universum verbergen kann – und in der wahrhaftig Welten stecken, die in Welten stecken, die in Welten stecken.

About Looking at X-rays

Author: Kris Bonnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608921058

Category: X-rays

Page: 12

View: 5862

See what bones and teeth look like under our skin.

Ein Laden, der Glück verkauft

Roman

Author: Beth Hoffman

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308378

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6916

Die wundervolle Geschichte einer Frau, die ihren Traum vom eigenen Antiquitätenladen verwirklicht Aus alten Möbeln kleine Schätze zaubern. Von Kindesbeinen an hat Teddi davon geträumt und dann wird dieser Traum eines Tages Wirklichkeit: ihr eigener Laden. Ein Roman über eine Frau, die ihr Glück mit eigenen Händen zu greifen weiß. Schönste Unterhaltung!Als eines Sommertags Teddis Schicksal in Gestalt von Mr. Palmer, einem alten Antiquitätenhändler aus Charleston, auf der Farm ihrer Eltern in Kentucky auftaucht, dauert es nicht mehr lange und Teddi macht sich mit ihrem klapprigen Wagen und wenig Geld gegen den Willen ihrer Familie auf nach Charleston, South Carolina. Dort arbeitet sie viele Jahre in Mr. Palmers Antiquitätenhandel, immer in der Hoffnung, den Laden zu übernehmen, wenn Mr. Palmer in Rente geht. Doch es kommt alles anders: Der alte Mann stirbt plötzlich und der schöne Laden soll an Fremde verkauft werden. Aber Teddi gibt keine Ruhe, bis sie einen Weg findet, Mr. Palmers Laden selbst zu kaufen. Das liebenswerte Personal wird wieder eingestellt und »Teddis Laden« wird einer der schönsten Antiquitätenläden in ganz Charleston. Ihr Glück ist vollkommen, wären da nicht Miz Poteet, die fast täglich die wertvollsten Stücke klaut, und deren arroganter Sohn. Außerdem lässt Teddi das Schicksal ihres Bruders Josh nicht los, der seit Jahren spurlos verschwunden ist. Doch beide Geschichten nehmen überraschende Wendungen und verändern Teddis Leben von Grund auf.

Eine wie Alaska

Author: John Green

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446233644

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9301

Miles ist 16. Viel ist nicht gerade los bei ihm. Keine Liebe, keine Kumpels - ein stinknormales Leben. Bis er Alaska trifft. Miles verknallt sich in das schöne Mädchen und gerät in eine Achterbahn der Gefühle: Alaska - Göttin und Rätsel, euphorisch und voller verrückter Ideen, aber auch unberechenbar und verletzlich. Was verbirgt sich hinter ihrer coolen Fassade? Und was hat der lang ersehnte Kuss zu bedeuten? Alles hätte so schön werden können, wäre Alaska nicht betrunken Auto gefahren ... John Greens vielfach ausgezeichnetes Jugendbuch über das Erwachsenwerden und die erste Liebe.

Geek-Proof Your Faith

How to Handle 12 Tough Issues Without Looking Stupid

Author: Greg Johnson,Michael Ross

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310495413

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 3130

Presents Christian perspectives on issues such as evolution/creation, abortion, and the reliability of the Bible, and suggests responses which teenagers may offer in communicating their faith.

Gardens from the Sand

A Story about Looking for Answers & Finding Miracles

Author: Dan Cavicchio

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062510532

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 7939

As he travels the country looking for his father who abandoned the family, a young man discovers mysticism. The novel is based on the author's visit to Creston in Colorado, home to 300 people, a Zen Bhuddist center, a Carmelite monastery and a Hindu ashram.

Looking for Trouble

Author: John Marsden

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 1743346212

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3191

A warm and funny novel from the bestselling author of the Tomorrow series, Staying Alive in Year 5, Cool School and Creep Street "Australia's king of young adult fiction" The Australian Last week, Mrs Hazell got us to write a story called 'The Biggest Disaster I Ever Caused'. I should have asked for extra time to write it. I've got a feeling that by tomorrow I'll be able to do a whole new version. Tony and his friends are seriously bored with their lives. They go 'looking for trouble'. But when a strange and secretive family move in down the road, Tony begins to wonder whether trouble hasn't come looking for him. And once trouble finds him - it doesn't want to let him go!

Looking for Comfortable Shoes

Author: Jackie Ganem

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462042244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2569

This is a story about change—the cultural change required of a Lebanese immigrant family new to the United States and the dramatic personal change that comes as the result of a family tragedy. The book is in two parts. Through a series of vignettes, the reader is introduced to a cast of unique characters in an immigrant family. Their stories are amusing and touching. The second part of the book is told in small stories and deals with the complex changes in a family after the attempted suicide and mental illness of the youngest child. The family's world as they knew it stopped. The author changed in such fundamental ways that it is as if she had two lives---one before this tragedy and one after. Her evolution took her from a traditional suburban housewife and mother to that of an ambitious career woman eager to grow and move away from all she had ever known. This is a true story told with great honesty, love, and surprising humor. "Jackie Ganem's memoir ... is a sensitive look at growing up in America in a Lebanese immigrant family. Yet, it is so much more. Ganem skillfully documents her own life as she progresses through the roles of a wife in a difficult marriage, a mother learning to relate constructively and compassionately to her troubled daughter, and a devoted partner to her lifelong companion. Ganem's prose is evocative and descriptively specific to the remarkable woman who is central to this story." —Jane Katims, author of Dancing on a Slippery Floor

But Enough About Me

Why We Read Other People's Lives

Author: Nancy K. Miller

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231516347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 2106

In her latest work of personal criticism, Nancy K. Miller tells the story of how a girl who grew up in the 1950s and got lost in the 1960s became a feminist critic in the 1970s. As in her previous books, Miller interweaves pieces of her autobiography with the memoirs of contemporaries in order to explore the unexpected ways that the stories of other people's lives give meaning to our own. The evolution she chronicles was lived by a generation of literary girls who came of age in the midst of profound social change and, buoyed by the energy of second-wave feminism, became writers, academics, and activists. Miller's recollections form one woman's installment in a collective memoir that is still unfolding, an intimate page of a group portrait in process.

Looking at Numbers

Author: Tom Johnson,Franck Jedrzejewski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034805543

Category: Mathematics

Page: 120

View: 9174

Galileo Galilei said he was “reading the book of nature” as he observed pendulums swinging, but he might also simply have tried to draw the numbers themselves as they fall into networks of permutations or form loops that synchronize at different speeds, or attach themselves to balls passing in and out of the hands of good jugglers. Numbers are, after all, a part of nature. As such, looking at and thinking about them is a way of understanding our relationship to nature. But when we do so in a technical, professional way, we tend to overlook their basic attributes, the things we can understand by simply “looking at numbers.” Tom Johnson is a composer who uses logic and mathematical models, such as combinatorics of numbers, in his music. The patterns he finds while “looking at numbers” can also be explored in drawings. This book focuses on such drawings, their beauty and their mathematical meaning. The accompanying comments were written in collaboration with the mathematician Franck Jedrzejewski. ​