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The 20th Century O-Z

The 20th Century O-Z

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136593628

Category: History

Page: 1412

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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th century, O-Z

Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th century, O-Z

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781579580483

Category: Reference

Page: 1412

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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Art of the 20th Century

Art of the 20th Century

Author: Karl Ruhrberg

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 3822859079

Category: Art

Page: 850

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The original edition of this ambitious reference was published in hardcover in 1998, in two oversize volumes (10x13"). This edition combines the two volumes into one; it's paperbound ("flexi-cover"--the paper has a plastic coating), smaller (8x10", and affordable for art book buyers with shallower pockets--none of whom should pass it by. The scope is encyclopedic: half the work (originally the first volume) is devoted to painting; the other half to sculpture, new media, and photography. Chapters are arranged thematically, and each page displays several examples (in color) of work under discussion. The final section, a lexicon of artists, includes a small bandw photo of each artist, as well as biographical information and details of work, writings, and exhibitions. Ruhrberg and the three other authors are veteran art historians, curators, and writers, as is editor Walther. c. Book News Inc.

Art of the 20th Century: Sculpture

Art of the 20th Century: Sculpture

Author: Karl Ruhrberg

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015045697524

Category: Art

Page: 840

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An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves our attention before we even open one of its stunningly illustrated and argued twin volumes. For what Ingo Walther and his international team have done is to make sense of this most explosive of artistic centuries. Who could possibly have forecast on New Year's Eve 1899 that, one hundred years later, painting and sculpture would be only options, not prerequisite disciplines for modern artists, constantly questioning both the technical and thematic definitions of their work? The infinite laboratory of experiment that the visual arts have become over the last decades highlights not only the inherent potential for human creativity and representation, but also shows the way individuals and groups have responded to the huge social, political and technological changes of this most turbulent of times. Ranging across the full spectrum of disciplines available, including photography and new media, and thematically chaptered to highlight relationships between works and movements, this readable and encyclopaedic masterwork does just what it says on the cover. Whether you want Surrealism or Land Art, Fluxus or Bauhaus, your art book purchases can stop once you buy this. Warning: it will not fit on your coffee table!

Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

Author: Leatrice Eiseman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811877565

Category: Art

Page: 207

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The worldwide color authority invites readers on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years. Longtime Pantone collaborators and color gurus Eiseman and Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, dcor, and fashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official Pantone color palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgence of various hues.

Cinema Detours

Cinema Detours

Author: Mike White

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300981176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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Cinema Detours' is a collection of two-hundred and twenty movie reviews written over a period of six years and published in a miscellany of media, including: 'Detour Magazine','Detroit's Metro Times','Mondo Film & Video Guide','Wild Side Cinema','Daily Grindhouse', and more. These reviews have been collected to preserve them in an archival physical form to rescue them from the ephemeral nature of the net. Films in this collection are mostly off the beaten path, representing genres all over the map: Cult, Horror, Sci-Fi, Film Festival Flicks, Action Films, Superhero Movies and even a Czechoslovakian Musical Western. Get in, strap in, shut up, and hold on as we take a breakneck tour of the lesser traveled reaches of the cinematic landscape. Tighten your seat belt and read carefully because everything happens fast. You've never had a trip like this before.

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068933418

Category: Literature, Modern

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

Author: Kenneth Von Gunden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786412143

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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In-depth analyses are presented of 15 superior films, each one representing a subgenre of fantasy cinema--Beauty and the Beast, Conan the Barbarian, The Dark Crystal, Dragonslayer, 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, It's a Wonderful Life, Jason and the Argonauts, King Kong, Lost Horizon, Popeye, Superman, The Thief of Baghdad, Time Bandits, Topper, and The Wizard of Oz. A chapter is devoted to each film, providing a plot summary and detailed information about cast and crew, special effects (stop-motion animation, miniatures, hanging miniatures, optical effects, tricks of perspective, blue screens, matte paintings, glass shots, reverse projection, slow motion, rear and front projection, etc.), and strengths and weaknesses, as well as explorations of the film's relationship to written fantasy, other films, and cultural myths.

Major 20th-century Writers

Major 20th-century Writers

Author: Bryan Ryan

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: PSU:000018948066

Category: American literature

Page: 936

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VOL. 1 (A-D) VOL. 2 (E-K) VOL 3. (L-Q) VOL. 4 (R-Z/INDEXES).