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Little People In The City

Author : Slinkachu
ISBN : 0752226649
Genre : Art
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The photos by artist Slinkachu shows miniaturemen left as street art all over London.

Big Appetites

Author : Christopher Boffoli
ISBN : 9780761179948
Genre : Humor
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Welcome to a world where little people have big personalities. A world that’s upside down and yet weirdly, wonderfully real. A world where Lilliputian thieves poach strawberry seeds. Where it takes a guy with a jackhammer to pop open pistachios. Where skaters fall into a crack in the crème brûlée, and teddy bear cookies congregate with evil intent. Marrying inspired photographs of real food and tiny people with equally inspired captions, photographer Christopher Boffoli creates a smart, funny, quirky vision of what it means to play with your food. The scenes are hilarious and outlandish— a farmer shovels a pasture full of cow pies, aka chocolate chips; hikers pause at a rest stop to take in a magical mushroom forest. And the captions surprise with their cleverness and emotional truth. Of the proudly gesticulating little chef amid the macarons: “Right on cue, Philippe stepped up to take all of the credit.” Of the tiny bather up to her chin in waves of blue Jell-O: “In her continuing search for a husband, Gladys decided it was best to put herself in situations where she needed to be rescued.” Of the broad-shouldered technician spreading condiments on a hot dog: “Gary always uses too much mustard. But no one can say so. It’s a union thing.” Happiness, hope, adventure, pride, love, greed, menace, solitude—it’s our world, seen through a singularly unique and funny lens, in more than 100 scenes from breakfast through dessert.

Global Model Village

Author : Slinkachu
ISBN : 0752227912
Genre : City and town life
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A tiny mother and child bustle through a dusty township in Cape Town, while a miniature informant whispers in a telephone box in Beijing. Thumb-sized riot police climb the Acropolis in Athens, while an inch-high woman pole-dances around a lamppost in a Hong Kong red light district. From West London to the West Bank, from the scorched flagstones of Marrakech to the lowest of low-rise views of Manhattan, all life is here. Global Model Village collects together the international works of Slinkachu, the London-based artist who as part of his 'Little People Project' has been abandoning tiny model people on the mean streets of the world since 2006. Documented through photography, these little dramas of hope and tragedy, loneliness and humour somehow get to the heart of what it means to be human; to be alone among millions of other people, all experiencing the particular melancholy and magic of life in the big city. Praise for Slinkachu's work: 'We care about these little humans. We can see how frail they are - a fact so less easy to absorb when we are sharing the same dimensions' Evening Standard '[These] tiny figurines are more fully us than any possible full-size models . . . I love Slinkachu's works. I hope you will too' Will Self

Small Wonders

Author : Tatsuya Tanaka
ISBN : 4865050779
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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You can row a boat made of chili. You can enjoy picnic lunch under broccoli trees. You can hit the piano keys made of barcode. You can skate on a shiny rink, which is actually the surface of a CD. In this miniature world life looks as usual too - yet in a different perspective. Japanese photographer Tatsuya Tanaka started posting miniature images on a daily basis in 2011, calling it "Miniature Calendar." Since then more than 2,000 images has been updated on his website with the project named "Miniature Calendar," and now he has 570,000+ followers on Instagram and gets 90,000+ likes on Facebook. In this book you can find more than 200 works created by utilizing everyday objects, handmade tiny figures, and an immense amount of imagination. You will be amazed by the ideas with the things around you and reminded of the curiosity you used to have in childhood.

Will Self And Contemporary British Society

Author : G. Matthews
ISBN : 9781137486561
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This stimulating and comprehensive study of Will Self's work spans his entire career and offers insightful readings of all his fictional and non-fictional work up to and including his Booker prize nominated novel Umbrella.

Microworlds

Author : Margherita Dessanay
ISBN : 1856697878
Genre : Art
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This book reveals how all kinds of visual artists (contemporary artists, street artists, photographers and even product designers) are using miniatures and miniaturized worlds in order to create startling situations and memorable images. Miniatures and miniaturized settings induce a disquieting experience of distance, and artists use it to explore very contemporary feelings of alienation, displacement and estrangement. But if seeing things from a great distance can make you feel cut off from them, and make you feel lonely and insignificant, it can also inspire awe and contemplation. The miniaturized strategy plays many tricks with the viewer. It generates distance not just in terms of space, but also in terms of time. Miniatures make us relive the world (and the viewpoint, the perspective) of our childhood, a time when the world was filled with toys and figurines. 'Miniaturized' does not necessarily mean 'idealized'. Shrinking a particular scene only seems to increase its pathos, introducing a haunting atmosphere of theatrical drama. Miniaturized worlds seethe with narrative potential, intricate story lines, suspense: car crashes, hunting accidents, walks in the woods, a mugging in the snow, a father and a son mowing the lawn, nativity scenes . The small people and small worlds depicted in this book give us a new sense of perspective, transporting us to a new dimension, an enchanted new city where people can take lifts on the back of a slug at rush hour, put up wall-sized polaroid posters, or shoot down bumblebees at the weekend.

Sex Drugs And Cocoa Puffs

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 0743236017
Genre : Humor
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Explores a range of modern cultural phenomenon, including Internet pornography, tribute bands, baseball rivalries, and reality television.

Naughty Little People Postcards

Author : Laurence King Publishing
ISBN : 1856699129
Genre : Humor
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Containing 21 detachable postcards of miniature scenes in which naughty little people engage in surprising, funny, titillating, or simply obscene behavior, this book gives readers a humorous look beneath the veneer of polite society. Artists Vincent Bousserez, Etienne Clement, Daniel Dorall, Jonah Samson, and Lisa Swerling make stunning use of miniature scenes to create startling situations and amusing, memorable images. The pictures play with the notions of surprise and hidden drama, inviting the viewer to take a peek into the darkly funny depths of human behavior—from the silly and the crude to the disturbing and the mysterious. Ideal for sharing with or sending to friends, this postcard book is an original, fun and amusing gift for adults (or overgrown kids!)

Walking To Hollywood

Author : Will Self
ISBN : 9781408837733
Genre : Travel
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Walking to Hollywood is a dazzling triptych - obsessive, satirical, elegiac - in which Will Self burrows down through the intersections of time, place and psyche to explore some of our deepest fears and anxieties with characteristic fearlessness and jagged humour. 'Very Little' is ostensibly the account of a curative journey to Canada and the USA, but in fact the record of a nematode's progress, as the worm of obsession - with scale and packing and the 'stuff' of our lives - bores through a mind in extremesis. 'Walking to Hollywood' is an extreme satire on celebrity, in which the narrator believes that everyone he meets is played by a famous actor, and that only he can solve the mystery of who murdered the movies. 'Spurn Head' leads Self to a tormented sojourn with a madman whose house is sliding over the edge of a cliff, to a game of checkers with Death, and finally to an encounter with one of Swift's immortal Struldbruggs and a march through a tear in time itself. In Walking to Hollywood Will Self pushes memoir to the limits of invention.

The Painting Of Modern Life

Author : T.J. Clark
ISBN : 9780525520511
Genre : Art
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From T.J. Clark comes this provocative study of the origins of modern art in the painting of Parisian life by Edouard Manet and his followers. The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was a brand-new city, recently adorned with boulevards, cafés, parks, Great Exhibitions, and suburban pleasure grounds—the birthplace of the habits of commerce and leisure that we ourselves know as "modern life." A new kind of culture quickly developed in this remade metropolis, sights and spectacles avidly appropriated by a new kind of "consumer": clerks and shopgirls, neither working class nor bourgeois, inventing their own social position in a system profoundly altered by their very existence. Emancipated and rootless, these men and women flocked to the bars and nightclubs of Paris, went boating on the Seine at Argenteuil, strolled the island of La Grande-Jatte—enacting a charade of community that was to be captured and scrutinized by Manet, Degas, and Seurat. It is Clark's cogently argued (and profusely illustrated) thesis that modern art emerged from these painters' attempts to represent this new city and its inhabitants. Concentrating on three of Manet's greatest works and Seurat's masterpiece, Clark traces the appearance and development of the artists' favorite themes and subjects, and the technical innovations that they employed to depict a way of life which, under its liberated, pleasure-seeking surface, was often awkward and anxious. Through their paintings, Manet and the Impressionists ask us, and force us to ask ourselves: Is the freedom offered by modernity a myth? Is modern life heroic or monotonous, glittering or tawdry, spectacular or dull? The Painting of Modern Life illuminates for us the ways, both forceful and subtle, in which Manet and his followers raised these questions and doubts, which are as valid for our time as for the age they portrayed.

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