Artists' Textiles has over 100 stunning new illustrations of textiles for fashion (including headscarves) and furnishings designed by artists living or working in Britain for British companies during the period 1945-1970. This was a time of belief in 'Art for the People' in the new democratic spirit of Post-war Britain and has parallels in other media such as school prints. A comprehensive introduction by Richard Chamberlain and Geoff Rayner puts the period in its context, giving an historical perspective and covering contemporary events such as the Painting Into Textiles exhibition at the ICA in 1953. The final section of the book features an alphabetical biography; included are the artists and the manufacturers and concentrates on the artists' involvement with applied or decorative arts rather than a list of their fine art achievements.
Author: Botho Strauss, Roslyn Theobald
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Six linked vignettes show individuals pairing off only to increase their isolation and alienation
Innovative, data-driven methods provide more rigorous and systematic evidence for the description and explanation of diachronic semantic processes. The volume systematises, reviews, and promotes a range of empirical research techniques and theoretical perspectives that currently inform work across the discipline of historical semantics. In addition to emphasising the use of new technology, the potential of current theoretical models (e.g. within variationist, sociolinguistic or cognitive frameworks) is explored along the way.
Author: Georg Büchmann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Geflügelte Worte by Georg Büchmann
Learn to count from 1 to 10 in English and Spanish with Willy Bunny and friends
The twenty essays that comprise this book, which was first published in 1994, were written by leading paremiologists and folklorists from Africa, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and the US. They represent the best scholarship on proverbs in the English language, and together they give an impressive overview of the fascinating advances in the field of paremiology.
Rooted in Assyriology with a strong interdisciplinary outlook, this book offers the first comprehensive study of ancient Mesopotamian notions of the human person, including semantic analyses of Akkadian terms for body parts and multiple aspects of the self.
Information - it s one of the most fundamental parts of our world, yet we don t often think about it. This classic book, now being published by Master Books, demonstrates the importance of information to life of any kind. More to the point, it demonstrates the necessity of an Organizer and Originator of the information necessary for life. Dr. Gitt argues that God is not bound by the laws of nature, but instead uses them for His own purposes. He also shows that the highly complex information present in DNA mitigates a non-intelligent beginning for life. He advocates for assurance when dealing with the Bible s information, that this collection of books is not only free of error, but that no useless information is present, as well. 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 Paperback 260 pages"
Wars I Have Seen
Author: Gertrude Stein
Publisher: Random House
Wars I Have Seen is the American writer Gertrude Stein's memoir of her experiences during the Second World War. Gertrude Stein was living in Europe during the time of the war.
This volume arose out of a symposium on Thomas Kuhn's work, with Karl Popper in the chair.