Category: Biographies Of Artists Architects Photographers

Goh Keng Swee:A Public Career Remembered by Barry Desker,Chong Guan Kwa

By Barry Desker,Chong Guan Kwa

Dr Goh Keng Swee was once Singapore's first Minister for Finance from 1959 to 1965 who initiated Singapore's first commercial property referred to now as Jurong city. He used to be additionally the 1st and longest serving Defence Minister after Singapore grew to become self sustaining in 1965, accountable for increase the Singapore defense force from scratch. Later he turned Minister for schooling in 1981 and remodeled the schooling procedure to what it truly is this present day. Dr Goh used to be additionally at the same time Deputy best Minister from 1973 to 1984 within which time he arrange the financial Authority of Singapore.

While Dr Goh's public occupation and achievements are good documented in press stories and archival documents in addition to in images and speeches, what's lacking is an perception and exposition of Dr Goh as somebody in his a number of roles. Goh Keng Swee: A Public profession Remembered seeks to supply this lacking measurement of Dr Goh as someone to paintings for. Thirty-eight people who had the possibility of heavily looking at or operating with Dr Goh have contributed their reflections and memories of Dr Goh as someone, colleague and “boss”, to this booklet. they've got given candid and private pen photographs of an strange chief and minister, revealing a glimpse of the operating behavior of Dr Goh no longer identified to so much people.

Drawn from oral histories and up to date interviews, those recollections were chronologically prepared, from those that recalled what it was once wish to paintings along Dr Goh at the Malayan discussion board in London within the early Nineteen Fifties, via his a variety of ministerial positions, to traveling with Dr Goh after he “retired” from politics in 1984. What emerges from those anecdotes of Dr Goh is that he should be a really tough “boss”, who may be very supportive of his subordinates. They exhibit him to be someone with a really inquisitive and artistic brain able to making nice leaps of lateral pondering, capable of attach disparate principles and knowledge to suggest new and leading edge options to intractable coverage difficulties. He used to be actually a Singaporean for all seasons.

Readership: Laypersons drawn to Singapore's public carrier and within the memoirs of the previous Guards/pioneers of Singapore.

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Pierre Jean Braecke: Sculpteur intime (French Edition) by André Possot

By André Possot

Seul l’écran de l’art le préserve de l’aveuglement, ébloui par tant de soleil. Depuis cet rapid, il n’a plus qu’une seule idée en tête, obsédante : recevoir cette fille chez lui pour en faire son modèle. Pierre Jean revint s’asseoir plusieurs dimanches d’affilée au même endroit. Il observait los angeles jeune serveuse, le mouvement de son bras, l. a. cambrure de ses reins, et surtout ce sourire teinté de mélancolie. C’était ELLE. Il venait de rencontrer le modèle, infrequent, pur, envié par tant de confrères ! Lorsqu’il aborde l. a. jeune italienne de grab ans, c’est pour lui demander son nom. D’abord, elle ne répond pas…

Pierre Jean Braecke fait partie de ce groupe fameux des sculpteurs belges qui, à l’aube du XXe siècle, dans l. a. foulée de los angeles naissance de l’Art nouveau, gagnaient toutes les médailles aux concours internationaux. Sa vie, enchaînant passions et sacrifices, fut entièrement vouée à son paintings : l. a. sculpture.

A PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

André Possot vit à Bruxelles où il exerce l. a. occupation de Préfet des Etudes dans un établissement de l. a. capitale. Il est Maître ès Lettres de l’Université de Paris VIII où il a pu combiner une triple formation, linguistique, philosophique et psychanalytique. Grâce à cette approche plurielle, il a tenté de reconstituer los angeles vie du sculpteur Pierre Jean Braecke, compagnon de Victor Horta.

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Io vorrei: La lezione di Giovanna Marini (Italian Edition) by Paolo Crespi

By Paolo Crespi

Giovanna Marini è l. a. più prolifica e poliedrica cantautrice e compositrice italiana contemporanea. Musicista completa, diplomata in chitarra classica al Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma e successivamente allieva di Andrés Segovia, dagli anni Sessanta a oggi è stata una presenza costante sulla scena musicale italiana, nella discografia e nella didattica, con picchi di popolarità legati soprattutto alla fortuna del canto popolare e advert alcune stagioni della canzone di protesta. Rivolto a un pubblico trasversale, questo libro intende superare gli steccati raccontando – anche attraverso una serie di testimonianze originali di registi, uomini di teatro, colleghi cantautori – l’ispirazione e il profilo intellettuale di Giovanna Marini nei vari aspetti della sua multiforme produzione musicale e poetica: ballate, oratori, opere, cantate, musiche according to il teatro e in keeping with il cinema, in uno sguardo d’insieme che porta alla luce il filo conduttore della sua opera in oltre cinquant’anni di attività.

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Rolland Golden: Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter by Rolland Golden

By Rolland Golden

In the early 20th century, the French sector had develop into domestic to a colourful group of operating artists interested in the ambience, structure, and colourful people who populated the scene (and who additionally grew to become a few of its first preservationists). Louisiana local Rolland Golden was once this type of artists to dwell, paintings, and lift a kin during this such a lot storied nook of recent Orleans. With ninety four black-and-white and fifty four colour photos and illustrations, his memoir of that lifestyles specializes in the interval of 1955 to 1976. Golden, a painter, discusses the actual demanding situations of constructing a residing from paintings, and his tale turns into a relations affair concerning his daughters and his loved spouse, Stella.

Golden�s studio sat in a patio on Royal highway, round the nook from renovation corridor the place old-time musicians performed Dixieland Jazz. Golden sketched and painted lots of them in a visible kind that encompassed realism and progressively built into summary realism. Golden remembers paintings that he did in ancient protection, sketching structure for courses reminiscent of the Vieux Carre Courier, and he discusses his reviews with popular regionalist painter John McCrady. The artist frankly discusses his reviews with the demonstrate, illustration, and sale of his paintings, featuring a little-explored and but the most important a part of a operating artist�s lifestyles. The memoir concludes with Golden and his spouse touring to the most efficient of his exhibition in Moscow, having been chosen by means of a Russian envoy because the basically American artist to have a one-man traveling exhibition within the former Soviet Union. one of the approximately a hundred and fifty black-and-white and colour illustrations are never-before-seen images and sketches by means of the artist.

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Die Frau, die Nein sagt: Rebellin, Muse, Malerin - Françoise by Malte Herwig

By Malte Herwig

Für Pablo Picasso blieb sie ein Rätsel, und sie conflict die einzige Frau, die ihn verließ. Françoise Gilot ist Malerin, Wahrheitssuchende, eine Künstlerin des Lebens. Für manche ist sie eine lebende Legende, eine Frau, die zu den klügsten unserer Zeit gehört. Mit »Leben mit Picasso« schrieb Gilot in den 1960er-Jahren einen internationalen Bestseller - obwohl Pablo Picasso alles unternahm, um die Veröffentlichung des Werks zu verhindern.

Für dieses Ankerherz-Buch öffnete Françoise Gilot, Mutter von Paloma Picasso, dem renommierten Biografen Malte Herwig die Türen ihrer Ateliers in ny urban und Paris. Gemeinsam nähern sie sich zentralen Fragen des Lebens: Worauf kommt es wirklich an? used to be bedeutet Glück und used to be spendet Zufriedenheit? Es ist ein Buch über die Kunst. Und über die Kunst eines erfüllten Lebens.

»Wenn du etwas riskierst, erlebst du auch schlimme Dinge, aber du lebst und verstehst immer mehr. Vor allem wirst du nicht langweilig. Das ist das Allerschlimmste: langweilig werden.« FRANÇOISE GILOT

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Mon cher Albert: Lettre à Albert Camus (HORS SERIE LITT) by Abel Paul Pitous

By Abel Paul Pitous

Sur le quartier de Belcourt à Alger où Camus a vécu, l. a. rue de Lyon où il habitait, les bancs de l'école communale, les séances de cinéma dominicales, et les matchs de foot où le futur écrivain tenait le poste de gardien de yet, on n'avait recueilli jusqu'ici que des témoignages lacunaires. En réalité, on ne connaît de l. a. jeunesse de Camus que ce qu'il en a raconté lui-même dans Le optimal homme.
Pour avoir été son voisin rue de Lyon, son camarade d'école, et l'avoir ainsi fréquenté de dix à dix-huit ans, Abel Paul Pitous (1913-2005), son precise contemporain, gardait des pictures précises de cette époque. Son témoignage, que l'on vient de retrouver, consigné dans les années soixante-dix, ressuscite donc pour los angeles première fois non seulement les lieux d'enfance de Camus, mais aussi un peu de l. a. vie des gens qui l'entouraient et qui comptèrent tant pour lui : sa mère, son oncle sourd et muet, son instituteur, et cette flopée de copains tous passionnés de soccer.
Autant de souvenirs qui restituent aujourd'hui d'une manière formidablement proche et touchante le climat dans lequel Camus a grandi et s'est émancipé.

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Ed Sheeran: Augenblicke (German Edition) by Ed Sheeran,Phillip Butah

By Ed Sheeran,Phillip Butah

Ed Sheeran erzählt seine Geschichte, von seinen ersten musikalischen Erfahrungen, seinen Einflüssen über sein erstes Studioalbum und seine erste Tournee bis hin zu seinem großen Erfolg mit seinem zweiten Album "x". Zusammen mit Phillip Butah, seinem Freund aus Kindertagen und einem brillanten Zeichner, hat er dieses einzigartige Buch zusammengestellt, das die ganz persönlichen Geschichten hinter Eds Musik erzählt. "Ed Sheeran - Augenblicke" ist die exklusive, autorisierte Geschichte von Ed Sheerans Aufstieg zum jüngsten weltbekannten Singer-Songwriter.

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Fitz H. Lane: An Artist's Voyage through Nineteenth-Century by James A. Craig

By James A. Craig

Fitz H. Lane's maritime masterpieces are identified in the course of the international, however the guy himself has eluded either historians and artwork critics for over a century.

The Luminist painter's winning occupation begun in his early early life in picturesque Gloucester, Massachusetts and his abilities constructed and matured over the years, making him one of many nation's premiere nineteenth-century artists.

Throughout his profession, Lane painted with a energy and a focus to aspect that was once in basic terms American at middle, and it truly is in pursuit of this excellent that James Craig embarks on a detective's research to reconstruct with accuracy and honesty the main points of a guy approximately whom a lot has been written yet little printed. Few clues stay this day in regards to the artist who so completely embodied the yankee spirit in the course of "one of humanity's such a lot dramatic and complicated old epochs." Lane's period used to be certainly one of nice swap for the USA, and either he and his artwork have been there to seize that spirit.

This surprising and exhaustive attempt presents the 1st glimpse in the back of the canvas, past the profession and into the soul of Fitz H. Lane. Passionate, beautiful and exciting, this can be a narrative that returns existence and colour to a guy purpose or holding and featuring the lifetime of the tradition he enjoyed. James Craig has given Gloucester again considered one of her favourite sons.

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I Used To Be Coloured But Now, I'm Black! by June Harris

By June Harris

This assortment includes 9 of my unique brief tales approximately my own ‘tell it love it was once’ twentieth century background, depicting the social weather stipulations of the days that used to be even mirrored within the leisure within the racially segregated urban of Chicago and different Midwestern towns, in the course of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. each one tale tells of my eventual self-awareness in each one example and existence classes learned.

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Pierre Part (Images of America) by Geneve Daigle Cavalier,Tre' Michael Caballero

By Geneve Daigle Cavalier,Tre' Michael Caballero

Pierre half and Belle River relaxation in a space as soon as referred to as the Atchafalaya Basin. among 1770 and 1773, a tender Canadian named Pierre half set foot at the banks of what he referred to as los angeles Bay de Lac Verret. He was once with the Spanish colonial military lower than the command of Commandant Nicholas Verret Sr., a French Canadian. half thought of this position a stunning desert and requested his stronger for permission to set up a settlement�his request used to be now not granted. the army back half to the Spanish army publish at Valenzuela, and even supposing he by no means made this zone his domestic, his identify continues to be. different French explorers got here a lot just before half, and a few of the area�s waterways undergo French names: Le Belle Rivere, Le Lac de Natchez, Bayou de Magazille, Bayou de Lantania (Palmetto), Bayou de Postillion, Le Lac de Palourde, and Le Bayou Milhomme. In 1780, Acadian French�speaking humans moved to Pierre half from Burlie des Olivers and Burlie Saint Vincent. Small teams got here and settled jointly at a number of areas close by of one another. In 1803, a small payment of households, that is believed to have integrated the Solors and Berthelots and later the Heberts and the Pipsairs, settled at the banks of Lake Verret, the place Bayou Pierre half flows into the lake.

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