The Cyclopedia

Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

Author: Abraham Rees

Publisher: N.A


Category: Atlases, British

Page: N.A

View: 7593

Amateur Cinema

The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960

Author: Charles Tepperman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520959558

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 2647

From the very beginning of cinema, there have been amateur filmmakers at work. It wasn’t until Kodak introduced 16mm film in 1923, however, that amateur moviemaking became a widespread reality, and by the 1950s, over a million Americans had amateur movie cameras. In Amateur Cinema, Charles Tepperman explores the meaning of the "amateur" in film history and modern visual culture. In the middle decades of the twentieth century—the period that saw Hollywood’s rise to dominance in the global film industry—a movement of amateur filmmakers created an alternative world of small-scale movie production and circulation. Organized amateur moviemaking was a significant phenomenon that gave rise to dozens of clubs and thousands of participants producing experimental, nonfiction, or short-subject narratives. Rooted in an examination of surviving films, this book traces the contexts of "advanced" amateur cinema and articulates the broad aesthetic and stylistic tendencies of amateur films.

New Directions in the Philosophy of Technology

Author: Joseph C. Pitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401584184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

View: 1429

In this collection we finally find the philosophy of technology, a young and rapidly developing area of scholarly interest, making contact with history of science and technology, and mainstream epistemological and metaphysical issues. The sophistication of these papers indicates the maturity of the field as it moves away from the advocacy of anti-technology ideological posturing toward a deeper understanding of the options and restraints technological developments provide. The papers presented here take us over a threshold into the real world of complicated social and technological interactions where science and art are shown to be integral to our understanding of technological change, and technological innovations are seen as configuring our knowledge of the world and opening up new possibilities for human development. With its rich historical base, this volume will be of interest to all students concerned about the interactions among technology, society, and philosophy.

The Revolution of the People

Thoughts and Documents on the Revolutionary Process in North America 1774-1776

Author: Maria Gehrke

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 3938616423

Category: National characteristics, American

Page: 358

View: 3644

Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837

An Encyclopedia

Author: Gerald Newman,Leslie Ellen Brown

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815303961

Category: History

Page: 871

View: 8922

Special features *Surveys of Britain, with substantial coverage of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland *Comprehensive in its range of individual topics *Written in concise, clear and readable style *Generously illustrated, with many rare engravings and line drawings *An extensive system of cross-referencing, indexing, and subject groupings facilitates information searches *Offers an interesting selected chronology Also includes 385 maps and illustrations.

The Encyclopædic Dictionary

A New and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use

Author: Robert Hunter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 6057

The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review

Author: Samuel Cooper Thacher,David Phineas Adams,William Emerson

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 2099

Vols. 3-4 include appendix: "The Political cabinet."

Encyclopaedia Londinensis

Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending, Under One General Alphabetical Arrangement, All the Words and Substance of Every Kind of Dictionary Extant in the English Language ... Embellished by a ... Set of Copper-plate Engravings ... Compiled, Digested, and Arranged, by John Wilkes, of Milland House, in the County of Sussex

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 5135

Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century

Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer, Printer, F.S.A., and Many of His Learned Friends; an Incidental View of the Progress and Advancement of Literature in this Kingdom During the Last Century; and Biographical Anecdotes of a Considerable Number of Eminent Writers and Ingenious Artists; with a Very Copious Index

Author: John Nichols

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, English

Page: N.A

View: 9866

The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

Author: Burton Feldman,Robert D. Richardson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253201881

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 564

View: 9628

Presents literary excerpts and readings which analyze and debate the origin, interpretation and validity of mythological theories