Manifesto dell'architettura futurista by Antonio Sant'Elia

By Antonio Sant'Elia

Il "Manifesto dell'Architettura futurista" fu pubblicato l'11 luglio 1914 dall'architetto Antonio Sant'Elia, e propone un nuovo modello di architettura che esalta l. a. funzionalità della bellezza. Fu uno dei manifesti del Futurismo.

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Antonio Sant'Elia (Como, 30 aprile 1888 – Monfalcone, 10 ottobre 1916) è stato un architetto italiano esponente del Futurismo.

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Short History of the Shadow by Victor I. Stoichita

By Victor I. Stoichita

Stoichita's compelling account untangles the background of 1 of the main enduring demanding situations to beset Western paintings - the depiction and meanings of shadows.

In what should be referred to as a meticulous dissection of Robert Louis Stevenson's "I Have a bit Shadow," Stoichita (history of artwork, Univ. of Fribourg, Switzerland) examines the creative and highbrow suggestions of the "dark spot" and in their results upon our view of fact. In exhaustive if now not hard element, he levels from Pliny to Plato, from Piaget to images, from wall portray to Warhol. Black is either the absence of sunshine and all of the shades of the rainbow; compared, the shadow comprises either the mirrored image of the picture and its crucial nature. except its philosophical terminology, this can be a tricky e-book; few sentences get away from parenthetical insertion, and one wonders even if it is a mirrored image of the unique or the imposition of the stylistic shadow of the translator. additionally, it really is incredible that this sort of scholarly ebook should still lack an index. nonetheless, apparently what the shadow is aware, Stoichita understands to boot, and his paintings should be invaluable in educational and paintings libraries gathering for a graduate point. Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of paintings Lib., New York

"discriminating, encouraged interrogation ... unbelievable analysis"—Marina Warner, Tate Magazine

"Ambitious and a excitement to learn ... a completely invaluable book."—Times greater schooling Supplement

"Stoichita surpasses his predecessors together with his discriminating, encouraged interrogation ... staggering analysis" -- Marina Warner, Tate journal

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The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and by Renee DiResta, Brady Forrest, Ryan Vinyard

By Renee DiResta, Brady Forrest, Ryan Vinyard

Due to the reducing expense of prototyping, it's extra possible for pro makers and first-time marketers to release a startup. yet precisely how do you pass approximately it? This booklet offers the roadmap and most sensible practices you wish for turning a product concept right into a full-fledged business.

Written through 3 specialists from the sphere, The Startup takes you from concept validation to release, entire with useful options for investment, industry examine, branding, prototyping, production, and distribution. dozen case reports of real-world startups illustrate attainable successes and screw ups at each degree of the process.

Validate your notion by means of studying the desires of capability users
Develop branding, advertising, and revenues techniques early on
Form relationships with the fitting funding partners
Prototype early and sometimes to make sure you're at the correct path
Understand procedures and pitfalls of producing at scale
Jumpstart your small business with assistance from an accelerator
Learn concepts for pricing, advertising and marketing, and distribution
Be conscious of the criminal concerns your new corporation could face

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Exploring Creativity: Evaluative Practices in Innovation, by Brian Moeran, Bo T. Christensen

By Brian Moeran, Bo T. Christensen

Below the advice of Moeran and Christensen, the authors during this quantity research evaluative practices within the artistic industries through exploring the procedures surrounding the notion, layout, manufacture, appraisal, and use of artistic items. They describe the editorial offerings made through various contributors in a 'creative world', as they move approximately conceiving, composing or designing, acting or making, promoting and assessing more than a few cultural items. The examine attracts upon ethnographically wealthy case reports from businesses as assorted as Bang and Olufsen, Hugo Boss, and Lonely Planet, which will demonstrate the extensive variety of things guiding and inhibiting artistic tactics. a few of these constraints are fabric and technical; others are social or outlined by way of aesthetic norms. The authors discover how those a number of constraints have an effect on inventive paintings, and the way eventually they give a contribution to the improvement of creativity.

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On Art and Artists: An Anthology of Diderot's Aesthetic by Denis Diderot

By Denis Diderot

Chance ordained that Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was once not just a thinker, playwright and author, but additionally a salonnier. In different phrases, an paintings critic. In 1759, his buddy Grimm entrusted him with a venture that compelled him to obtain "thoughtful notions referring to portray and sculpture" and to refine "art phrases, so standard in his phrases but so obscure in his mind".

Diderot wrote inventive experiences of exhibitions – Salons – that have been prepared bi-annually on the Louvre through the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. those studies, released within the Correspondence Littéraire, have been Diderot’s precise contribution to paintings feedback in France. He fulfilled his job of salonnier on 9 events, regardless of occasional dips in his enthusiasm and self-confidence.

Compiled and awarded by means of Jean Szenec, this anthology is helping the modern reader to familiarize himself with Diderot’s aesthetic concept in all its greatness. It contains 8 illustrations and is by means of texts from Jean Starobinski, Michel Delon, and Arthur Cohen.

‘On paintings and Artists’ is translated through John Glaus, professor of French and an beginner specialist of the XVIIIth century.

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Reel Food: Essays on Food and Film by Anne L. Bower

By Anne L. Bower

This is often the 1st e-book dedicated to nutrition as a colourful and evocative section of movie. It reads quite a few motion pictures via their makes use of of nutrients - from significant "food films" like Babette's ceremonial dinner and massive evening - to much less seen offerings together with The Godfather trilogy and The Matrix. The members draw awareness to some of the ways that nutrition is hired to make which means in movie. every so often, reminiscent of Soul foodstuff and Tortilla Soup, nutrients is used to symbolize racial and ethnic identities. In different situations, resembling Chocolat and prefer Water for Chocolate, meals performs a job in gender and sexual politics. And, in fact, there's additionally dialogue of the centrality of popcorn to the movie-going event. This publication is a banquet for students, "foodies," and cinema buffs. will probably be of significant curiosity to a person operating in pop culture, movie stories, and nutrition reviews, at either the undergraduate and graduate point. Anne Bower's Reel nutrition is an highbrow dinner party, the place every one essay serves a scrumptious new direction full of meaty morsels and pleasant aromas. It offers considerate lenses within which to view the culinary dimensions of all movies, yet be ready to reexamine the flavor sensations of conventional nutrients video clips, reminiscent of Chocolat, Babette's banquet, consume Drink guy lady, and Tortilla Soup. I overlooked the incessant urge to place the ebook down and head to out to the video condominium shop to select up the flicks gobbled during this ebook. I'll by no means examine a film with no seeing its culinary dimensions in new methods. So, make a few popcorn and calm down on your effortless chair-you're headed for an outstanding learn |o Andrew F. Smith, editor-in-chief, Oxford Encyclopedia of food and drinks in the United States From sci-fi to horror, from romance to event, the flicks mentioned during this assortment are enriched by way of cogent analyses of the methods nutrients is used to sign problems with cultural identification, assimilation, and clash.

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The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk by Scott Plagenhoef, Ryan Schreiber

By Scott Plagenhoef, Ryan Schreiber

FROM THE mind belief at the back of PITCHFORKMEDIA.COM -- the web site THE la TIMES DECLARED "AN crucial a part of THE IPO D GENERATION'S LEXICON, A MUST-READ" -- A clean consultant TO the five hundred most sensible SONGS OF THE earlier THIRTY YEARS.

Named the "best website for track feedback at the web" by way of The long island instances Magazine, Pitchforkmedia.com has turn into the best self reliant source for song journalism, where humans flip to determine what's occurring in new song. based in 1995, Pitchfork has constructed one of many web's so much dedicated followings, with greater than 1.6 million readers per 30 days who song in for day-by-day studies, information, positive aspects, movies, and interviews.

In The Pitchfork 500: Our advisor to the best Songs from Punk to the Present, Pitchfork bargains up their tackle the five hundred top songs of the prior 3 a long time. targeting indie rock (Arcade fireplace, the Shins), hiphop (Public Enemy, Jay-Z), digital (Daft Punk, forums of Canada), pop (Madonna, Justin Timberlake), steel (Metallica, Boris), and experimental underground tune (Suicide, Boredoms), it positive factors all-new essays and studies written with the pointy wit and perception for which the location is known.

Kicking it off in 1977 with the start of punk and autonomous song, The Pitchfork 500 runs chronologically, with every one bankruptcy representing a different interval and supplying a story of the way the musical panorama of the day encouraged its artists. The e-book opens with David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk, and Brian Eno, the "art-rock godfathers" who set the tone and tenor for the following thirty years, and wraps up within the current, while bands hook up with new audiences via social networking websites and prime-time television placements -- and while a unmarried mp3 can flip a distinct segment indie artist right into a international sensation. Sidebars like "Yacht Rock," "Runaway Trainwrecks," "Nanofads," and "Career Killers" name out a few far-from-classic musical traits and establish the guiltiest offenders.

Modernizing the music-guide layout, The Pitchfork 500 displays the best way listeners are more and more processing tune -- via music instead of by way of album. those 500 tracks condense thirty years of crucial tune into the last word chronological playlist, every one music advancing the narrative and, by means of extension, the tune itself.

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