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The Lost Book Of Mormon

Author : Avi Steinberg
ISBN : 9780307948366
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An engaging history of the controversial text at the center of the Mormon faith traces the author's experiences at the sides of Mormon pilgrims, during a production of the Book of Mormon and at the Jackson County site identified by Joseph Smith as the Garden of Eden. 25,000 first printing.

Codex Telleriano Remensis

Author : Eloise Quiñones Keber
ISBN : 0292769016
Genre : History
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"In this magnificently illustrated work with a facsimile reproduction of the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, Eloise Quiones Keber has presented an invaluable first-time publication of the entire codex along with an extensive scholarly commentary, sixteenth-century Spanish annotations, and an English translation of its texts.... This volume is highly recommended as an important acquisition for any research library on colonial Mexican history." —Colonial Latin American Historical Review As one of the finest surviving examples of the art of Aztec manuscript painting, the Codex Telleriano-Remensis provides invaluable information about the core of Aztec culture. In this landmark publication, Eloise Quiones Keber presents the first photographic color facsimile of the entire codex, accompanied by the most extensive commentary ever undertaken on its abundant images and Spanish annotations and the first English translation of its texts. Produced in sixteenth-century colonial Mexico, the codex consists of a ceremonial calendar of the "months" of the year, a divinatory almanac featuring the deities that determined the fates of the days, and a history of the Aztecs from their legendary migration in the twelfth century through the first decades of Spanish occupation. Dr. Quiones Keber's commentary offers new data and hypotheses regarding the physical features of the manuscript, its origins, dating, authorship, prototypes, Spanish influence, and relationship to its partial cognate, the Codex Vaticanus A. Now owned by the Bibliothque Nationale of Paris, the Codex Telleriano-Remensis offers a rare visual example of the cultural encounter between the "old" and "new" worlds as European practices mingled with indigenous traditions to produce an expression unique to its time and place. It is thus a key document for understanding not only ancient Mexico and New Spain but also the processes of cultural persistence and accommodation that shaped them both.

Myths And Symbols In Indian Art And Civilization

Author : Heinrich Robert Zimmer
ISBN : UCSC:32106000146057
Genre : Art
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The author examines the myths and legends that underlie Hindu and Buddhist ideas and institutions

Beyond Vision

Author : Pavel Florensky
ISBN : 9781861896391
Genre : Art
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Beyond Vision is the first English-language collection of essays on art by Pavel Florensky (1882–1937), Russian philosopher, priest, linguist, scientist, mathematician – and art historian. In addition to seven essays by Florensky, the book includes a biographical introduction and an examination of Florensky’s contribution as an art historian by Nicoletta Misler. Beyond Vision reveals Florensky’s fundamental attitudes to the vital questions of construction, composition, chronology, function and destination in the fields of painting, sculpture and design. His reputation as a theologian and philosopher is already established in the English-speaking world, but this first collection in English of his art essays (translated by Wendy Salmond) will be a revelation to those in the field. Pavel Florensky was a true polymath: trained in mathematics and philosophy at Moscow University, he rejected a scholarship in advanced mathematics in order to study theology at the Moscow Theological Academy. He was also an expert linguist, scientist and art historian. A victim of the Soviet government’s animosity towards religion, he was condemned to a Siberian labor camp in 1933 where he continued his work under increasingly difficult circumstances. He was executed in 1937.

Artists Magazines

Author : Gwen Allen
ISBN : 9780262015196
Genre : Art
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During the 1960s and 1970s, magazines became an important new site of artistic practice, functioning as an alternative exhibition space for the dematerialized practices of conceptual art. Allen looks at the most important of these magazines in their heyday and compiles an illustrated directory of hundreds of others.

Water Justice

Author : Rutgerd Boelens
ISBN : 9781107179080
Genre : Business & Economics
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An overview of critical conceptual approaches to water justice, illustrated with global historic and contemporary case studies of socio-environmental struggles.

The Yamana

Author : Martin Gusinde
ISBN : UOM:39015014274503
Genre : Yahgan Indians
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Vision And Design

Author : Roger Fry
ISBN : 9781465614537
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WHEN we look at ancient works of art we habitually treat them not merely as objects of æsthetic enjoyment but also as successive deposits of the human imagination. It is indeed this view of works of art as crystallised history that accounts for much of the interest felt in ancient art by those who have but little æsthetic feeling and who find nothing to interest them in the work of their contemporaries where the historical motive is lacking and they are left face to face with bare æsthetic values.I once knew an old gentleman who had retired from his city office to a country house—a fussy, feeble little being who had cut no great figure in life. He had built himself a house which was preternaturally hideous; his taste was deplorable and his manners indifferent; but he had a dream, the dream of himself as an exquisite and refined intellectual dandy living in a society of elegant frivolity. To realise this dream he had spent large sums in buying up every scrap of eighteenth-century French furniture which he could lay hands on. These he stored in an immense upper floor in his house which was always locked except when he went up to indulge in his dream and to become for a time a courtier at Versailles doing homage to the du Barry, whose toilet-tables and what-nots were strewn pell-mell about the room without order or effect of any kind. Such is an extreme instance of the historical way of looking at works of art. For this old gentleman, as for how many an American millionaire, art was merely a help to an imagined dream life.To many people then it seems an easy thing to pass thus directly from the work of art to the life of the time which produced it. We all in fact weave an imagined Middle Ages around the parish church and an imagined Renaissance haunts us in the college courts of Oxford and Cambridge. We don’t, I fancy, stop to consider very closely how true the imagined life is: we are satisfied with the prospect of another sort of life which we might have lived, which we often think we might have preferred to our actual life. We don’t stop to consider much how far the pictured past corresponds to any reality, certainly not to consider what proportion of the whole reality of the past life gets itself embalmed in this way in works of art. Thus we picture our Middle Ages as almost entirely occupied with religion and war, our Renaissance as occupied in learning, and our eighteenth century as occupied in gallantry and wit. Whereas, as a matter of fact, all of these things were going on all the time while the art of each period has for some reason been mainly taken up with the expression of one or another activity. There is indeed a certain danger in accepting too naïvely the general atmosphere—the ethos, which the works of art of a period exhale. Thus when we look at the thirteenth-century sculpture of Chartres or Beauvais we feel at once the expression of a peculiar gracious piety, a smiling and gay devoutness which we are tempted to take for the prevailing mood of the time—and which we perhaps associate with the revelation of just such a type of character in S. Francis of Assisi.

Shamans And Shamanism

Author : John Lee Maddox
ISBN : 0486427072
Genre : Medical
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Comparesnbsp;the development of the shaman, or medicine man, among tribal societies. A go-between for man and the spirit world, the shaman explains and resolves issues surrounding misfortunes, bodily ailments, and death. In drawing from tribal societies around the world, the author discusses causes (ill winds, evils spirits) and cures (exorcism, enchanted drinks).

Above World

Author : Jenn Reese
ISBN : 1406348295
Genre : Children's stories
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Many are already dead in the City of Shifting Tides. The Elders are afraid to venture to the dry and dangerous Above World for help, so it is up to Aluna and Hoku to face the terrors on land. Will Aluna's warrior spirit and Hoku's intelligence be enough to save their city?

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