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Author : Giancarlo Scoditti
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Sketching and carving both visualize and memorize a given image, but within Nowau culture the manner in which this is achieved in a canoe prowboard is entirely different than in a conventional drawing. When studying the impressive ceremonial canoes of Kitawa, in the Milne Bay Province, Scoditti became struck by the absolute predominance of the artist's mind in the process of creating images: all its stages, its uncertainties and experimentation, must unfold within its silent, rarefied space. Finding parallels with poetic and musical composition, Scoditti gained insight into the Nowau processes of creation through the critiques Kitwan carvers made of his own fieldwork sketchbooks. Spurred on by their curiosity, the anthropologist handed over his art materials to the carvers to make their own drawings on paper or cardboard. Traditional pigments were added to the unfamiliar media of watercolour, acrylic and ballpoint pen. This exercise was all the more fascinating given the prohibition of drawing on the surface of the wood before carving. On return to Italy, an architect and an artist from the tradition of Italian Abstraction responded with their own interpretations of the canoe prowboard and its relationship to the Nautilus shell. All these drawing are brought together in this book, along with Scoditti's sketches from fieldwork and ethnographic collections in Newcastle upon Tyne and Rome.The fieldworker's or museum ethnographer's sketches are never going to be quite the same. Through the double filter of Kitawan philosophy and Scoditti's ruminations, the apparently simple triad of sketch - drawing - carving opens out into a discourse on the creative mind. The Kitawan creator - here primarily the male carver - does not have to demonstrate how he creates, and what springs from these pages have a fascination of their own. Several distinctive hands, Kitawan and Italian, reflect from different interpretive and professional vantage points on the very process of drawing through doing exactly that, drawing. The result are images that delight and challenge, sensitively assembled, beautifully reproduced. An extraordinary record of creativity, and a rare corpus of visual memorials.Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge

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Author : Giancarlo M. G. Scoditti
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Analysis and drawings compiled by an anthropologist studying ceremonial canoes of Kitawa, including drawings by Kitawan master carvers, his own sketches from museums and the field, also those of an architect and an artist in Italy who responded to these works with their own drawings of the canoe prowboard and its relations to the Nautilus shell.


Author : Peter Dickinson
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In this evocative tale of suspense from CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson, a British diplomat’s wife in Nigeria inadvertently precipitates a senseless tragedy, and six decades later, her son becomes caught up in a maelstrom of violent political corruption Filmmaker Nigel Jackland has come to northern Nigeria to work on a new project: a documentary based on the personal diary entries of his mother. Sixty years have passed since Betty Jackland first accompanied her husband, Ted, to this colonial African backwater, resolving to be a perfect helpmate and wife to Britain’s district officer in the emirate of Kiti. But Betty’s fascination with the local Kitawa tribe, innate sense of justice, and irrepressibly independent spirit mean she could never turn a blind eye to the suffering of oppressed women—particularly the abused wives of the ruling emir. She never imagined that her strong words and actions could have violent consequences in the shadow of Tefuga Hill—or that the echoes of the tragedy would resound dangerously in the life of her own son many years on. Linking two stories separated by more than half a century and relating them in alternating chapters, Tefuga is an enthralling, evocative, and suspenseful tale of corruption, imperialism, race, and murder. A master of both style and substance, Dickinson brilliantly re-creates times and places in stunning detail, transporting readers to an Africa so remarkably realistic they can almost feel the equatorial winds on their faces.

The Thinking Hand

Author : Juhani Pallasmaa
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In our current global networked culture that puts so much emphasis on the virtual and the visual, the mind and the body have become detached and ultimately disconnected. Though physical appearance is idolised for its sexual appeal and its social identity, the role of the body in developing a full understanding of the physical world and the human condition has become neglected. The potential of the human body as a knowing entity – with all our senses as well as our entire bodily functions being structured to produce and maintain silent knowledge together – fails to be recognised. It is only through the unity of mind and body that craftsmanship and artistic work can be fully realised. Even those endeavours that are generally regarded as solely intellectual, such as writing and thinking, depend on this union of mental and manual skills. In The Thinking Hand, Juhani Pallasmaa reveals the miraculous potential of the human hand. He shows how the pencil in the hand of the artist or architect becomes the bridge between the imagining mind and the emerging image. The book surveys the multiple essences of the hand, its biological evolution and its role in the shaping of culture, highlighting how the hand–tool union and eye–hand–mind fusion are essential for dexterity and how ultimately the body and the senses play a crucial role in memory and creative work. Pallasmaa here continues the exploration begun in his classic work The Eyes of the Skin by further investigating the interplay of emotion and imagination, intelligence and making, theory and life, once again redefining the task of art and architecture through well-grounded human truths.


Author : Atul Gawande
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The international bestseller from the author of Being Mortal In these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made: operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone. 'Written as tautly as a thriller' Observer


Author : Giancarlo M. Scoditti
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Transitions And Transformations In The History Of Religions

Author : Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa
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Indian Influence On The Art Of Japan

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Time Distortions In Mind

Author : Argiro Vatakis
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Time Distortions in Mind brings together current research on temporal processing in clinical populations to elucidate the interdependence between perturbations in timing and disturbances in the mind and brain. For the student, the scientist, and the stepping-stone for further research.

Microservices And Containers

Author : Parminder Singh Kocher
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The Complete Guide to Succeeding with Microservices and Docker in Large Software Projects Together, microservices and Docker containers can bring unprecedented agility and scalability to application development and deployment—especially in large, complex projects where speed is crucial but small errors can be disastrous. In Microservices and Containers, Parminder Singh Kocher demonstrates why and how these technologies can help you build, deploy, manage, and scale industrial-strength applications. You’ll learn how to leverage microservices and Docker to drive exponential improvements in DevOps effectiveness, on-demand scalability, application performance, time-to-market, code reuse, and application reliability. Kocher also offers detailed guidance and a complete roadmap for transitioning from monolithic architectures, and an in-depth case study walking through the migration of an enterprise-class SOA system. Understand how microservices enable you to organize applications into standalone components that are easier to manage, update, and scale Decide whether microservices and containers are worth your investment, and manage the organizational learning curve associated with them Apply best practices for interprocess communication among microservices Migrate monolithic systems in an orderly fashion Understand Docker containers, installation, and interfaces Network, orchestrate, and manage Docker containers effectively Use Docker to maximize scalability in microservices-based applications This guide will be valuable to software/systems professionals moving from older approaches, architects and developers already working with microservices and containers, and executives and managers seeking to maximize the business value of these technologies.

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