Corn Palaces and Butter Queens

Author: Pamela Hemenway Simpson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816676194
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A celebration of corn palaces, crop art, and butter sculpture from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South

Author: Broadus Mitchell
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378240328
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

The Cigarette Century

Author: Allan Brandt
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786721901
Format: PDF, Docs
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From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives—and deaths.

Bauhaus 1919 1933

Author: Barry Bergdoll
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870707582
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The Bauhaus, the school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, brought together artists, architects and designers in an extraordinary conversation about modern art. Bauhaus 19191933, published to accompany a major multimedia exhibition at MoMA, is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject by MoMA since 1938 and offers a new generational perspective on the 20th centurys most influential experiment in artistic education. It brings together works in a broad range of mediums, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and costume design, and painting and sculpture many of which have rarely if ever been seen outside of Germany. Featuring about 400 colour plates and a rich range of documentary images, this publication includes two overarching images by the exhibitions curators, Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, concise interpretive essays on key objects by over twenty leading scholars, and an illustrated, narrative chronology.

Handbook of Print Media

Author: Helmut Kipphan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540299009
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Printers nowadays are having to learn new technologies if they are to remain competitive. This innovative, practical manual is specifically designed to cater to these training demands. Written by an expert in the field, the Handbook is unique in covering the entire spectrum of modern print media production. Despite its comprehensive treatment, it remains an easy-to-use, single-volume reference, with all the information clearly structured and readily retrievable. The author covers both traditional as well as computer-aided technologies in all stages of production, as well as electronic media and multimedia. He also deals with training, research, strategies and trends, showing readers how to implement the latest methods. With 1,200 pages, containing 1,500 illustrations - over half in colour - the Handbook conveys the current state of technology together with its specific terminology. The accompanying CD-ROM includes the entire manual in fully searchable form, plus additional software tools. Invaluable information for both beginners and "old hands" in printing works, publishing houses, trade associations, the graphics industry, and their suppliers.

Photography and the American Scene

Author: Robert Taft
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780486262024
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Definitive nontechnical study covers important milestones -- ambrotype, tintype, stereoscope, flexible film, etc. -- contributions of Draper, Brady, Eastman, Muybridge, other pioneers. Over 300 illustrations.

Mexico at the World s Fairs

Author: Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520202672
Format: PDF
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"Cosmopolitan approach frames the issue within a more international setting than is common in works about a single Latin American country. Recommended"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Distinction

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113587316X
Format: PDF
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No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth