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Sky Above Clouds

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Editor: Oxford University Press
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Through their scientific research and clinical practice, husband and wife team Gene D. Cohen and Wendy L. Miller uncovered new clues about how the aging mind can build resilience and continue growth, even during times of grave illness, thus setting aside the traditional paradigm of aging as a time of decline. Cohen, considered one of the founding fathers of geriatric psychiatry, describes what happens to the brain as it ages and the potential that is often overlooked. Miller, an expressive arts therapist and educator, highlights stories of creative growth in the midst of illness and loss encountered through her clinical practice. Together, Cohen and Miller show that with the right tools, the uncharted territory of aging and illness can, in fact, be navigated. In this book, the reader finds the real story of not only Cohen's belief in potential, but also how he and his family creatively used it in facing his own serous health challenges. With Miller's insights and expressive psychological writing, Sky Above Clouds tells the inside story of how attitude, community, creativity, and love shape a life, with or without health, even to our dying. Cohen and Miller draw deeply on their own lessons learned as they struggle through aging, illness, and loss within their own family and eventually Cohen's own untimely death. What happens when the expert on aging begins to age? And what happens when the therapist who helps others cope with illness and loss is forced to confront her own responses to these experiences? The result is a richly informative and emotional journey of growth.

Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part II

Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Hopkins Reily
Editor: Sunstone Press
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The time is 1946. From Georgia O’Keeffe’s old hacienda sitting on a bluff in Abiquiu, New Mexico, she could see my aunt and uncle, Helen and Winfield Morten’s property across the Chama River. Georgia had begun the restoration of her property. The Mortens, in the final stages of purchasing land along the Chama River, had recently completed their restoration of another old hacienda they called Rancho de Abiquiu. As one of few Anglos in the Chama River valley, Georgia ventured over to Rancho de Abiquiu to introduce herself and a private friendship resulted with the Mortens and their family. In this close family circle, Georgia revealed herself and proved that beneath her bare face there was more to her than just an artist of legendary proportions. Nancy Hopkins Reily spent many of her childhood days walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land. She explored the canyons, the White Place, Echo Amphitheater, the mountains, and the Chama River by walking the trails worn by earlier moccasined feet. In a seamless, clear, and straightforward narrative of excerpts from their lives, Reily presents Georgia in a time-window of her age. The book features Reily’s youthful experiences, letters from Georgia, glimpses of the family’s memorabilia and photographic snapshots—all gracefully woven into the forces of the contemporaneous scene that shaped their friendship. In addition, there are insights into the land’s beauty, times, culture, history and the people who surrounded Georgia, as well as many minute details that should be remembered and which are often overlooked by others when they speak of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Georgia O'Keeffe, a Private Friendship: Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land

Georgia O'Keeffe, a Private Friendship: Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Hopkins Reily
Editor: Sunstone Press
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In a seamless, clear, and straightforward narrative of excerpts from their lives, Reily presents Georgia O'Keeffee in a time-window of her age. The book features Reily's youthful experiences, letters from Georgia, and glimpses of the family's memorabilia and photographic snapshots.

Cinema Beyond Territory

Cinema Beyond Territory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Groening
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838715010
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In this groundbreaking exploration of in-flight cinema, Stephen Groening traces the history of this transnational cinematic practice. At once a history of exhibition and an inquiry into changing forms of media and spectatorship, this interdisciplinary book opens up new directions in the history of cinema, visuality, travel and cultural geography.

Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe

Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp Summary

"The definitive life of O'Keeffe." —Hilton Kramer, Los Angeles Times Georgia O'Keefe (1887?-1986) was one of the most successful American artists of the twentieth century: her arresting paintings of enormous, intimately rendered flowers, desert landscapes, and stark white cow skulls are seminal works of modern art. But behind O'Keeffe's bold work and celebrity was a woman misunderstood by even her most ardent admirers. This large, finely balanced biography offers an astonishingly honest portrayal of a life shrouded in myth. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.

Loku's Dream

Loku's Dream Pdf/ePub eBook Author: GS Goraya
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 1637146965
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A blend of fiction inspired by authors from Rudyard Kipling to JRR Tolkien, and many world mythologies including the Mahabharata, in a world not very different from ours, seven year old Loku discovers he can travel through his dreams into a dimension known as the Aurarealm, which is threatened by forces of Darkness. So he must become the hero to save not just his world and the ones he loves, but all worlds, and all planes of existence. Loku must become the Lord of Light to battle the Hordes of Darkness.

Concise Dictionary of Women Artists

Concise Dictionary of Women Artists Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Delia Gaze
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136599010
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This book includes some 200 complete entries from the award-winning Dictionary of Women Artists, as well as a selection of introductory essays from the main volume.

The Life and Art of Felrath Hines

The Life and Art of Felrath Hines Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachel Berenson Perry
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253037344
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Felrath Hines (1913–1993), the first African American man to become a professional conservator for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, was born and raised in the segregated Midwest. Leaving their home in the South, Hines's parents migrated to Indianapolis with hopes for a better life. While growing up, Hines was encouraged by his seamstress mother to pursue his early passion for art by taking Saturday classes at Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis. He moved to Chicago in 1937, where he attended the Art Institute of Chicago in pursuit of his dreams. The Life and Art of Felrath Hines: From Dark to Light chronicles the life of this exceptional artist who overcame numerous obstacles throughout his career and refused to be pigeonholed because of his race. Author Rachel Berenson Perry tracks Hines's determination and success as a contemporary artist on his own terms. She explores Hines's life in New York City in the 1950s and 60s, where he created a close friendship with jazz musician Billy Strayhorn and participated in the African American Spiral Group of New York and the equal rights movement. Hines's relationship with Georgia O'Keeffe, as her private paintings restorer, and a lifetime of creating increasingly esteemed Modernist artwork, all tell the story of one man's remarkable journey in 20th-century America. Featuring exquisite color photographs, The Life and Art of Felrath Hines explores the artist's life, work, and significance as an artist and as an art conservator.

Soul Beams

Soul Beams Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marleen Rita Duckhorn
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462819389
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Her topics vary and can be humorous at times, yet also deeply thought provoking. She trolls for thoughts that arise from her evolving consciousness to team up with what the universe is doing on it’s own, naturally. Within these similarities she invites the reader to enjoy the read and the process. Soul Beams is a collection of her second book of poetry written just for you!

The Swiss Orange Project

The Swiss Orange Project Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Demone
Editor: A Day of Imagination Publishing
ISBN: 0992107814
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www.swissorange.com Audiobook via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/swissorange/th...(Book only) Audio/visual companion via Youtube: http://youtu.be/VPR5tGG0FV8?t=3m23s (Book 1 only) Creatureform fables take place on the earth of Kaia, a planet like ours many manies away, and probably a long time ago. These are the people who could turn into animals. This is their story in their darkest hour and their greatest legend. This Omnibus collects Books 1-6. The Swiss Orange Project is a 10 book series. Individual copies of Books 1-6 are available onwww.shopimagination.com as well as on GoodReads andwww.swissorange.com (where you can obtain free digital copies). Book 1: Celladore Book 2: The Egg Book 3: The Man of Flames Book 4: The Smoke Book 5: What to do with the Fakes Book 6: Spirits and Limits

The Dreamweavers

The Dreamweavers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Z. Schmidt
Editor: Holiday House
ISBN: 0823450252
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Twin siblings journey through the City of Ashes and visit the Jade Rabbit to save their grandpa in this Chinese folklore-inspired fantasy adventure. Since their parents' strange disappearance several years ago, 12-year-old twins Mei and Yun have been raised by their grandfather, who makes the best mooncakes around using a secret ingredient. On the day of the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival, the emperor sends his son to sample Grandpa's renowned mooncakes--but instead of tasting wonderful, they are horrible and bitter, strangely mirroring the odd, gloomy atmosphere and attitudes that have been washing over the village in the last few days. Grandpa is arrested for insulting and harming the prince, and Mei and Yun realize they are the only two people who will come to Grandpa's aid. The twins set out on foot for the long journey to the emperor's palace where Grandpa's being taken, but a surprising stop in the eerie City of Ashes, a visit with the legendary, mystical Jade Rabbit, and an encounter with a powerful poet whose enchanted words spread curses, influence just how Mei and Yun will manage to clear their grandfather's name.

Science 1001

Science 1001 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Parsons
Editor: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 1849168725
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Science 1001 provides clear and concise explanations of the most fundamental and fascinating scientific concepts. Distilled into 1001 bite-sized mini-essays arranged thematically, this unique reference book moves steadily from the basics through to the most advanced of ideas, making it the ideal guide for novices and science enthusiasts. Whether used as a handy reference, an informal self-study course or simply as a gratifying dip-in, this book offers - in one volume - a world of cutting-edge scientific knowledge for the general reader. Science 1001 is an incredibly comprehensive guide, spanning all of the key scientific disciplines including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, The Earth, Space, Health and Medicine, Social Science, Information Science , the Applied Sciences and Futurology. From Newton's elemental laws of motion and the physics of black holes, through the fundamental particles of matter, to the extraordinary Human Genome Project and the controversial possibilities of cloning and gene therapy, Dr Paul Parsons demystifies the key concepts of science in the simplest language and answers its big questions: Will scientists find a cure for AIDS? How did the universe begin? And will we conquer space? Concluding with an exciting glimpse of what's to come for science - from the possibility of time travel to the spectre of transhumanism - this really is the only science book you'll ever need.

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kirsty Murray,Payal Dhar,Anita Roy
Editor: Young Zubaan, an imprint of Zubaan
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Be transported into dystopian cities and alternate universes. Hang out with unicorns, cyborgs and pixies. Learn how to waltz in outer space. Be amazed and beguiled by a fairy tale with an unexpected twist, a futuristic take on a TV cooking show, and a playscript with tentacles. In other words, get ready for a wild ride! This collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcases twenty of the most exciting writers and artists from India and Australia, in an all-female, all-star line-up! Published by Zubaan.

Foursome

Foursome Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolyn Burke
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0525655360
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A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art. New York, 1921: acclaimed photographer Alfred Stieglitz celebrates the success of his latest exhibition—the centerpiece, a series of nude portraits of his soon-to-be wife, the young Georgia O'Keeffe. The exhibit acts as a turning point for the painter poised to make her entrance into the art scene. There she meets Rebecca Salsbury, the fiancé of Stieglitz’s protégé, Paul Strand, marking the start of a bond between the couples that will last more than a decade and reverberate throughout their lives. In the years that followed, O'Keeffe and Stieglitz become the preeminent couple in American modern art, spurring on each other's creativity. Observing their relationship leads Salsbury to encourage new artistic possibilities for Strand and to rethink her own potential as an artist.

The Power of Anger

The Power of Anger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lidwine Meffo
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ISBN: 1984530356
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Some feelings cannot be avoided, but the effect those feelings have on us, however, can be controlled and avoided. This book serves as a guide to control those feelings that stop us from achieving our potentialanger, doubts, and guilt. Anger is a sensation that all and sundry, at several moments in life, has felt from the time we are born to when we die. To few, it has been a constructive foundation, and to many, it has been a destructive one. This book enables readers to know who they are vis--vis this emotion and to what extend it affects them and their surroundings. It unveils the unconscious negative power of anger over self and enables the reader to start handling this emotion from a different angle of positivity and motivation. The book, which is based on real-life experiences, should push a reader who has self-doubts to build confidence, courage, and determination to forge on with conceived ambitions no matter what others say or the circumstances and difficulties that come with it.

For the Most Part

For the Most Part Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ron Jordan
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440187584
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Spinning yarns and storytelling has been a way of life for many folks living in the American West. Here is a returning author whose stories will captivate and remain with you for many years to come. Ron Jordan knows the western life up close and personal, living it on a daily basis. His stories and point-of-view are unlike anything you've read before. Down-to-earth honesty with the diplomacy of a stampede, this author writes it like he sees it.

O'Keeffe

O'Keeffe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerry Souter
Editor: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780424604
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In 1905 Georgia travelled to Chicago to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1907 she enrolled at the Art Students’ League in New York City, where she studied with William Merritt Chase. During her time in New York she became familiar with the 291 Gallery owned by her future husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. In 1912, she and her sisters studied at university with Alon Bement, who employed a somewhat revolutionary method in art instruction originally conceived by Arthur Wesley Dow. In Bement’s class, the students did not mechanically copy nature, but instead were taught the principles of design using geometric shapes. They worked at exercises that included dividing a square, working within a circle and placing a rectangle around a drawing, then organising the composition by rearranging, adding or eliminating elements. It sounded dull and to most students it was. But Georgia found that these studies gave art its structure and helped her understand the basics of abstraction. During the 1920s O’Keeffe also produced a huge number of landscapes and botanical studies during annual trips to Lake George. With Stieglitz’s connections in the arts community of New York – from 1923 he organised an O’Keeffe exhibition annually – O’Keeffe’s work received a great deal of attention and commanded high prices. She, however, resented the sexual connotations people attached to her paintings, especially during the 1920s when Freudian theories became a form of what today might be termed “pop psychology”. The legacy she left behind is a unique vision that translates the complexity of nature into simple shapes for us to explore and make our own discoveries. She taught us there is poetry in nature and beauty in geometry. Georgia O’Keeffe’s long lifetime of work shows us new ways to see the world, from her eyes to ours.

Eve of All Hallows: A Tale of the Supernatural: Book Two The Power of the Christ

Eve of All Hallows: A Tale of the Supernatural: Book Two The Power of the Christ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Douglas P. Michaud
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
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Eve of All Hallows, The Power of The Christ is the second of three books forthcoming in a trilogy written by Doug Michaud. Doug has been an educator for 43 years, and the author of seven books. His first book “Echoes of An Ancient Word” is also published and available on The Internet. He is a Christian theologian who has completed doctoral studies, and is well-known throughout many parts of the northeastern and mid-western United States. Mr. Michaud has produced in Hallows an inspirational and faith-building story. Each book of the trilogy will nourish the soul and awaken a sense of God’s Spirit moving among us. Hallows delivers on its promises: to help readers discern God’s Spirit working in their lives despite the eternally conflicting presence of evil.

Storyteller

Storyteller Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Hamilton
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788031202
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This is a collection of stories in verse with shorter poems within the stories . Each story is told by historical figures with the author as an overarching narrator. It is different from the usual academic poems standardised by creative writing courses. Those are not popular with the public and this fills the need by offering something refreshing.

Georgia

Georgia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dawn Tripp
Editor: Random House
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In a dazzling work of historical fiction in the vein of Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Dawn Tripp brings to life Georgia O’Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist. This is not a love story. If it were, we would have the same story. But he has his, and I have mine. In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O’Keeffe’s work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O’Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz’s sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation. Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in. A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that will make her a legend. Praise for Georgia “Complex and original . . . Georgia conveys O’Keeffe’s joys and disappointments, rendering both the woman and the artist with keenness and consideration.”—The New York Times Book Review “As magical and provocative as O’Keeffe’s lush paintings of flowers that upended the art world in the 1920s . . . Tripp inhabits Georgia’s psyche so deeply that the reader can practically feel the paintbrush in hand as she creates her abstract paintings and New Mexico landscapes. . . . Evocative from the first page to the last, Tripp’s Georgia is a romantic yet realistic exploration of the sacrifices one of the foremost artists of the twentieth century made for love.”—USA Today “Sexually charged . . . insightful . . . Dawn Tripp humanizes an artist who is seen in biographies as more icon than woman. Her sensuous novel is as finely rendered as an O’Keeffe painting.”—The Denver Post “A vivid work forged from the actual events of O’Keeffe’s life . . . [Tripp] imbues the novel with a protagonist who forces the reader to consider the breadth of O’Keeffe’s talent, business savvy, courage and wanderlust. . . . [She] is vividly alive as she grapples with success, fame, integrity, love and family.”—Salon