American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank by RJ Smith

By RJ Smith

A frumpy, distant, depression, and doubtless unknowable guy, Robert Frank came across himself on the red-hot social heart of bohemian long island within the '50s and '60s after emigrating from Switzerland in 1947. He loved shut friendships with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky in addition to photographer Walker Evans, author James Agee, and painters Alice Neel and Larry Rivers.

In the mid-'50s, Frank and his family members took a protracted street journey throughout the United States the place he took 27,000 images, eighty three of which might be accrued in The Americans, his best-known paintings. firstly harshly criticized for its bleak portrait of a segregated the United States, the gathering progressively grew to become famous as a transformative creative record of the era.

American Witness is a compelling portrait of an outstanding artist and his instances and the seismic effect he had upon them.

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Ruth Drexel: Eine Frau mit Eigensinn (German Edition) by Gunna Wendt

By Gunna Wendt

“Sie struggle der Inbegriff einer emanzipierten Frau“, charakterisiert Ottfried Fischer seine Filmpartnerin Ruth Drexel, die in der Kultserie „Der Bulle von Tölz“ die Rolle seiner Mutter spielte. Doch Ruth Drexel conflict viel mehr als nur die Darstellerin der Resi Berghammer: Schauspielerin, Regisseurin, Intendantin - und das viele Jahre lang alles parallel. Nach ihrer Ausbildung an der Otto-Falckenberg-Schule debütierte sie 1949 an den Münchner Kammerspielen. Von 1988 bis 2002 schrieb sie als Intendantin des Münchner Volkstheaters Theatergeschichte. Gunna Wendt lässt in ihrer Biografie zahlreiche Weggefährten und erstmals die Töchter Ruth Drexels zu Wort kommen. So zeichnet sie ein dichtes Porträt der außergewöhnlichen Künstlerin. Mit Gesprächsbeiträgen u. a. von Ottfried Fischer, Felix Mitterer und Katharina Thalbach

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Original Innocence by Traktung Yeshe Dorje

By Traktung Yeshe Dorje

With the directness of a farmer naming the vegetation in his fields, Traktung Yeshe Dorje—farmer, mystic, pupil and poet—points out that transformation and enlightenment are attainable for every individual. they're the soil out of which our lives have sprouted, and aren't cut loose the floor of the non secular direction itself. unique innocence, no longer unique sin, is the intrinsic of the human brain, the writer asserts. he isn't on my own during this announcement. nice mystics and sages who've chanced on the essence of truth have additionally proclaimed “original innocence.” whereas their phrases and the flowering of this consciousness could have taken assorted expressions, the essence continues to be an analogous. this can be excellent news for the weary vacationer misplaced in samsara (confused perception). This harassed conception is like that of somebody with psychological ailment who thinks themselves to be Napoleon; or an anorexic who perceives themselves as fats. one of these advanced of thought-feeling-behavior therefore affects every thing they do. And so, samsara brings ache to one’s lifestyles. Essays, prices from seminal texts, poetry and instructing tales weave all through those pages, making a wealthy meal that any critical pupil of lifestyles can get pleasure from and be nourished by way of. The e-book is a hologram of non secular teachings—each web page a blueprint, a call for participation, and an immersion into the spaciousness of the author’s attention. From the top, so much complex teachings to the center beginnings—the four Noble Truths of the Buddha—nothing is at odds. All interact to light up a imaginative and prescient for reworking existence from agony to knowledge bliss.

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Service Management: An Integrated Approach to Supply Chain by Cengiz Haksever,Barry Render

By Cengiz Haksever,Barry Render

Tie customer-driven thoughts to carrier operations and method administration, and sharpen your concentrate on developing patron worth all through your whole provider association! This finished, multidisciplinary reference completely covers present day premiere theories and strategies for handling provider corporations, drawing on cutting edge insights from economics, patron habit, advertising, procedure, and operations administration. top specialists Cengiz Haksever and Barry Render supply an important insights into rising carrier operation and provide chain issues, reinforcing key issues with up to date case stories. Service Management features a useful chapter-length creation to linear and aim programming and its companies purposes; and in addition addresses many different subject matters neglected via aggressive texts, such as: 

  • Service SCM tools and approaches
  • Focusing on buyers and their provider buy behavior
  • Service productivity
  • Managing private and non-private nonprofit carrier organizations
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling
  • Ethical demanding situations to SCM

Service Management can be a useful source for senior and mid-level managers all through any carrier association, and for college students and college in any graduate or upper-level undergraduate software in carrier administration, provider operations administration, or operations management

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The Pedagogy of Pop: Theoretical and Practical Strategies by Edward A. Janak,Denise F. Blum,Yvette Benavides,Seth

By Edward A. Janak,Denise F. Blum,Yvette Benavides,Seth Besteman,Carrie Brockheim,Colleen Coughlin,Jennifer Culver,Sheila Delony,Mikee Delony,Charity Dishon-Fischer,Brian Duchaney,Jennifer Edelman,Richard Ellefritz,Jennifer Moyer Geiger,Mike Hall,Glinda Foun

Media competes with public colleges when it comes to pupil engagement and time. despite the fact that, the 2 need not be jointly unique. The Pedagogy of dad: Theoretical and functional concepts for Success discusses quite a few concepts and ways for utilizing social and mass media as instruments by which lecturers could increase schooling.

While there's a gigantic physique of literature during this box, editors Edward A. Janak and Denise Blum have created a textual content which differs in important methods: scope and series. when it comes to scope, this paintings is exclusive in features: first, it offers either conception and perform in a single quantity, bridging the 2 worlds; and moment, it contains classes from secondary and postsecondary study rooms, permitting lecturers on all degrees to benefit from one another. by way of series, The Pedagogy of Pop attracts on classes from either old and modern practice.

The introductory part of Janak and Blum's assortment offers a couple of papers that use just a little varied ways to check the old roots of up to date critique. half I offers a chain of chapters designed to supply instructions and theories during which educators on all degrees can take into consideration their perform, focusing extra at the "why" in their strategy than the "how." half II offers a extra "hands-on" process via sharing various particular recommendations for incorporating popular culture in all its kinds (technology, tune, tv, games, etc.) in either secondary and postsecondary school rooms. the belief indicates the praxis of training with pop culture, featuring a counterpoint to present considering in addition to a case examine of the easiest of what can ensue while pop culture is utilized effectively.

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Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp by Jin Y. Park

By Jin Y. Park

Why and the way do girls interact with Buddhism and philosophy? the current quantity goals to reply to those questions by way of reading the existence and philosophy of a Korean Zen Buddhist nun, Kim Iryŏp (1896–1971). The daughter of a pastor, Iryŏp started wondering Christian doctrine as undefined. In many years, she turned more and more interested in women’s pursuits in Korea, conversing opposed to society’s regulate of girl sexuality and important sexual freedom and unfastened divorce for girls. whereas in her past due twenties, an existential flip in her considering led Iryŏp to Buddhism; she ultimately joined a monastery and went directly to turn into a number one determine within the lady monastic group till her death.

After taking the tonsure, Iryŏp the recommendation of her instructor and stopped publishing for greater than 20 years. She back to the area of letters in her sixties, utilizing her powerful, designated voice to handle primary questions about the scope of identification, the that means of being human, and the worth of lifestyles. In her writing, she often followed an autobiographical kind that mixed her stories with Buddhist teachings. via a detailed research of Iryŏp’s tale, Buddhist philosophy and perform in reference to East Asian new women’s hobbies, and continental philosophy, this quantity deals an artistic interpretation of Buddhism as either a philosophy and a faith actively engaged with lives as they're lived. It provides a desirable narrative on how girls connect to the world—whether via social concerns equivalent to gender inequality, a Buddhist worldview, or existential debates on human life and gives readers with a brand new method of philosophizing that's transformative and deeply attached with lifestyle.
Women and Buddhist Philosophy: attractive Zen grasp Kim Iryŏp will be of fundamental curiosity to students and scholars of Buddhism, Buddhist and comparative philosophy, and gender and Korean studies.

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Beyond Enlightenment: Buddhism, Religion, Modernity by Richard Cohen

By Richard Cohen

The overwhelming majority of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha utilizing the be aware enlightened, instead of woke up. This bias has ended in Buddhism turning into normally perceived because the eponymous faith of enlightenment.

Beyond Enlightenment is a worldly learn of a few of the underlying assumptions concerned with the learn of Buddhism (especially, yet no longer solely, within the West). It investigates the tendency of so much students to flooring their examine of Buddhism in those specific assumptions in regards to the Buddha’s enlightenment and a selected knowing of faith, that is traced again via Western orientalists to the Enlightenment and the Protestant Reformation.

Placing a different emphasis on Indian Buddhism, Richard Cohen adeptly creates a piece that would entice people with an curiosity in Buddhism and India and in addition students of faith and history.

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Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney by David Leeming

By David Leeming

defined by way of those that knew him most sensible as a Buddha, a Merlin, and "a go among Brer Rabbit and St. Francis of Assisi," the artist Beauford Delaney used to be whatever yet traditional. James Baldwin, his closest buddy, wrote that "He has been ravenous and dealing all of his life--in Tennessee, in Boston, in ny, and now in Paris. He has been menaced greater than the other guy i do know via his social situations and likewise through all of the emotional and mental stratagems he has been pressured to take advantage of to outlive; and, greater than the other guy i do know, he has transcended either the internal and the outer darkness." certainly, those themes--grinding poverty, excruciating mental torment, and the transcendence of internal and outer darkness throughout the mild of his art--give form and drama to Beauford Delaney's so much notable life.
In Amazing Grace: A Biography of Beauford Delaney David Leeming, writer of the acclaimed lifetime of James Baldwin, tells the tale of 1 of crucial black artists of our time with an affection, tact, and perception all too infrequent in fresh biography. In chronicling Delaney's striking trajectory from a powerful spiritual kin in Knoxville to his demise in an Parisian insane asylum, Leeming keeps a twin specialize in Delaney's stricken internal life--his complex homosexuality and the "voices" that may force him mad--and his vivid exterior life--his friendships with an grand diversity of writers, artists, and musicians. Delaney turns out to have identified all people, from Henry Miller, Jean Genet, Countee Cullen, and Elizabeth Bishop to Al Hirshfield, W.C. convenient, Alfred Steiglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Louis Armstrong, and nearly another major artistic determine in long island and Paris. in lots of methods, Delaney's existence focuses the key currents of 20th century paintings. Leeming costs generously from the journals, notebooks, letters, and important studies, tracing Delaney's circulate clear of representation--the road scenes and images of his "blues aesthetic"--into the summary work the place his dominant situation is with the "architecture" of colour and a spiritual experience of sunshine that "held the ability to light up, even to redeem and reconcile and heal." alongside the way in which, we are taken care of to a wealth of pleasant anecdotes--Delaney within the demeanour of a Zen grasp telling James Baldwin to examine the water status in a gutter; William de Kooning attempting to inform Delaney tips on how to industry his paintings larger and Delaney responding by means of rolling his eyes, patting de Kooning at the shoulder, and announcing "Bless you, child"; Delaney immersed within the cafe lifetime of Greenwich Village and Montparnasse, portray in his unheated studio in a parka and wool hat, gifting away to neighbors and strangers what little funds got here to him.
Amazing Grace illuminates either the paintings and milieu of a big black expertise and offers us a portrait of a guy spiritually dedicated to his paintings, a guy we'd have greatly loved to grasp and who, after last the booklet, we think we've known.

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Girls Rebel! (Girls Rock!) by Heather E. Schwartz

By Heather E. Schwartz

by no means sooner than have such a lot of outstanding ladies been celebrated in a single ebook. The remarkable girls featured during this e-book fought for his or her ideals, broke society's ideas, and without end replaced the area. Their phrases switch us. Their strength amazes us. Their expertise awes us. And their tales encourage us all.

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Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War by Paul B. Janeczko

By Paul B. Janeczko

How does deception issue into combating wars, and is it potent? In an fascinating significant other to The darkish online game, Paul B. Janeczko unearths the reality in regards to the strategic lies of war.

The biblical account of Gideon. the traditional tale of the computer virus. misleading options were utilized in battle in the course of the a while. yet whereas the foundations have replaced little or no, the expertise at the back of fooling the enemy has developed dramatically. Paul B. Janeczko’s attention-grabbing chronology specializes in the yank Civil struggle, international Wars I and II, and the Korean struggle, the Vietnam struggle, and the Gulf Wars to bare evolving attitudes towards the use and effectiveness of misleading operations. discover the key plan at the back of the invasion of Normandy and the main points of common Schwarzkopf’s “Hail Mary play” throughout the Gulf battle, between many different thoughts and maneuvers designed to drag the wool over enemies' eyes. again topic comprises resource notes and a bibliography.

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