A Reverence for Wood

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486433943

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 2242

This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

Practicing Mortality

Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing

Author: C. Dustin,J. Ziegler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137069937

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

View: 7782

A collaborative undertaking between an artist and a philosopher, this monograph attempts to deepen our understanding of 'contemplative seeing' by addressing the works of Plato, Thoreau, Heidegger, and more. The authors explore what it means to 'see' reality and contemplate how viewing reality philosophically and artfully is a form of spirituality. In this way, by developing a new conception of active visual engagement, the authors propose a way of seeing that unites both critical scrutiny and spiritual involvement, as opposed to simple passive reception.

Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3966

Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.

Charles Dickens: Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten (A Tale of Two Cities)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: eClassica

ISBN: 3955169502

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 639

Charles Dickens: Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten (A Tale of Two Cities) • In verbesserter Übersetzung und behutsam modernisierter Rechtschreibung, Voll verlinkt, mit eBook-Inhaltsverzeichnis und verlinkten Fußnoten • Mit 15 zeitgenössischen Illustrationen von Halbot Knight Browne (»Phiz«) Unter den Top Ten der meistverkauften Bücher aller Zeiten Als der Franzose Charles Darnay in Paris von den Revolutionären zum Tod verurteilt wird, rettet ihm der junge englische Anwalt Sydney Carton das Leben, indem er freiwillig das Schafott besteigt. Er opfert sich aus Liebe – zu der für ihn unerreichbaren Lucie Manette, der Verlobten des Verurteilten. Anstelle von Lucies künftigem Gatten lässt also er sich zur Guillotine führen. und geht für ihn in den Tod. Um diesen einfachen, aber hochdramatischen Handlungskern herum schildert Dickens in gleichsam tolstoischer Könnerschaft die blutige Dekade ab 1785, in der die französische Revolution ihren Höhepunkt erreicht. ›A Tale of Two Cities‹ (Originaltitel) ist Dickens erfolgreichstes Werk: Mit über 200 Millionen verkauften Ausgaben liegt es unter den Top Ten der meistgedruckten Bücher aller Zeiten, und ist bis heute das bei weitem meistverkaufte englischsprachige Buch der gesamten Literatur.

Sabbaths Theater

Roman

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446251383

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6577

Mickey Sabbath, traurig-komischer Held des Romans von Philip Roth, ist am Ende. Einst hat er als Puppenspieler die Zuschauer am Broadway entzückt, nun sind seine Finger steif und arthritisch verkrümmt. Der Artist will sterben. In einem grellen Bilderbogen zieht sein Leben noch einmal an ihm vorbei, eine Abfolge von erotischen Niederlagen und vermeintlichen Triumphen, die seine überreizte Phantasie in allen Details ausmalt. »Philip Roth triumphiert noch einmal mit einem großen Roman: fürchterlich, unverfroren und unwiderstehlich.« DER SPIEGEL

Lob des Schattens

Entwurf einer japanischen Ästhetik

Author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki,Eduard Klopfenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717540823

Category:

Page: 91

View: 8432

Sawdust and Soul

A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality

Author: William J. Everett,John W. de Gruchy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877379

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 1294

An American ethicist and a South African theologian reflect on their work with wood and how it has helped them find creativity and meaning in experiences of both loss and transformation. Through their friendship, correspondence, and work together they have developed a rich narrative about the way this craftwork has shaped their relationships with family, friends, and their natural environment. Their conversation invites both craftspeople and religious seekers to join them on a spiritual journey toward fresh insight and inspiration.

The Cat Who Robbed a Bank

Author: Lilian Jackson Braun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101214374

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8777

When a visiting estate jeweler is found dead, prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, must do their best to find the purr-petrator in this delightful novel in the New York Times bestselling Cat Who series. As the Highland Games approach, Jim Qwilleran and the citizens of Pickax, Michigan, prepare to celebrate their Scottish heritage with such evens as bagpipe skirling and tossing the caber. But the traditional revelry is marred by troublesome rumors when a visiting jewelery dealer, renowned for his romantic streak (and his mysterious cash-only policy), is found dead in his hotel room. His assistant is missing—and soon, the winner of the caber-tossing content disappears as well. Qwilleran and his snooping Siamese are willing to go to any lengths to find the killer and set the town at ease. But first they'll have to contend with a highjacked bookmobile and an attempted bank robbery. Qwill has a lot of mysteries to sort out—not the least of which is Koko's sudden interest in photographs, pennies, and paper towels...

The Woodwright's Apprentice

Twenty Favorite Projects From The Woodwright's Shop

Author: Roy Underhill

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807869783

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 7796

For more than twenty years, Roy Underhill has taught the techniques of traditional woodcraft with muscle-powered tools. With his four previous books and his popular PBS series, The Woodwright's Shop, now in its sixteenth season, Roy has inspired millions to take up chisel and plane. The master woodwright returns here with instructions for handcrafting an appealing selection of projects from the American woodworking tradition. The Woodwright's Apprentice begins with directions for building a workbench. Each successive project builds new skills for the apprentice woodworker--from frame construction to dovetailing, turning, steam-bending, and carving. Among the twenty items featured are an African chair, a telescoping music stand, a walking-stick chair, a fireplace bellows, and a revolving Windsor chair. Designed both for woodworking novices and for more seasoned woodworkers looking for enjoyable projects, the book includes step-by-step directions, complete with easy-to-follow photographs and measured drawings, and an illustrated glossary of tools and terms. All of the pieces presented here are based on projects featured in past and upcoming seasons of The Woodwright's Shop television show.

Der Hase mit den Bernsteinaugen

Das verborgene Erbe der Familie Ephrussi

Author: Edmund De Waal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783552055889

Category:

Page: 406

View: 4418

Anhand kleiner japanischer Kunstfiguren, die in einer Bankiersfamilie in Paris, Wien und Tokyo von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wurden, wird das Leben der jüdischen Oberschicht vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis nach dem 2. Weltkrieg rekonstruiert.

Trees of Pennsylvania and the Northeast

Author: Charles Fergus

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811720922

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 1098

Common and uncommon tree species described in engaging detail Covers trees found in small woodlots, deep forests, backyards, and reverting fields With populations of both northern and southern trees, Pennsylvania is home to a truly diverse array of species. This book describes more than 60 species of trees found in Pennsylvania and the northeastern United States in a straightforward, informative style. Includes identification details, range, growth patterns, seasonal adaptations, natural history, past and present uses, and current and future population trends, along with the author's personal observations of the trees themselves--what their nuts taste like, their barks feel like, or what it's like to see them in the wild. An invaluable addition to any nature-lover's library.

Grant Wood

A Life

Author: R. Tripp Evans

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307594335

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 9104

He claimed to be “the plainest kind of fellow you can find. There isn’t a single thing I’ve done, or experienced,” said Grant Wood, “that’s been even the least bit exciting.” Wood was one of America’s most famous regionalist painters; to love his work was the equivalent of loving America itself. In his time, he was an “almost mythical figure,” recognized most supremely for his hard-boiled farm scene, American Gothic, a painting that has come to reflect the essence of America’s traditional values—a simple, decent, homespun tribute to our lost agrarian age. In this major new biography of America’s most acclaimed, and misunderstood, regionalist painter, Grant Wood is revealed to have been anything but plain, or simple . . . R. Tripp Evans reveals the true complexity of the man and the image Wood so carefully constructed of himself. Grant Wood called himself a farmer-painter but farming held little interest for him. He appeared to be a self-taught painter with his scenes of farmlands, farm workers, and folklore but he was classically trained, a sophisticated artist who had studied the Old Masters and Flemish art as well as impressionism. He lived a bohemian life and painted in Paris and Munich in the 1920s, fleeing what H. L. Mencken referred to as “the booboisie” of small-town America. We see Wood as an artist haunted and inspired by the images of childhood; by the complex relationship with his father (stern, pious, the “manliest of men”); with his sister and his beloved mother (Wood shared his studio and sleeping quarters with his mother until her death at seventy-seven; he was forty-four). We see Wood’s homosexuality and how his studied masculinity was a ruse that shaped his work. Here is Wood’s life and work explored more deeply and insightfully than ever before. Drawing on letters, the artist’s unfinished autobiography, his sister’s writings, and many never-before-seen documents, Evans’s book is a dimensional portrait of a deeply complicated artist who became a “National Symbol.” It is as well a portrait of the American art scene at a time when America’s Calvinistic spirit and provincialism saw Europe as decadent and artists were divided between red-blooded patriotic men and “hothouse aesthetes.” Thomas Hart Benton said of Grant Wood: “When this new America looks back for landmarks to help gauge its forward footsteps, it will find a monument standing up in the midst of the wreckage . . . This monument will be made out of Grant Wood’s works.” From the Hardcover edition.

The Confederate Reader

How the South Saw the War

Author: Richard B. Harwell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121291

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7536

Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated.

Reverence for Life Revisited

Albert Schweitzer's Relevance Today

Author: David Ives,David A. Valone

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815403

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

View: 4014

This book is the product of a conference held by the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University in 2005. The conference re-examined the life and work of Albert Schweitzer, particularly his idea of "Reverence for Life," and assessed the relevance of his ideas for the twenty-first century. The essays in this book represent various perspectives on Schweitzer's life and works, including: reminiscences from individuals who worked with or were directly influenced by Schweitzer's life, including Jane Goodall (who was the keynote speaker at the conference); philosophical examinations of Schweitzer's ideas in light of present concerns; and practical applications of Schweitzer's ideas to current problems in global issues including arms control, medical ethics, education, and state building. The essays represent perspectives drawn from individuals of diverse backgrounds (from undergraduate students to professional academics, as well as those engaged in diplomacy, wildlife conservation, and health care), and from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.

Ein dunkler Ort

Author: Lois Duncan

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641099102

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1244

Flieh, so lange du noch kannst ... Ein böser Ort, schießt es der 16-jährigen Kit Gordy bei ihrer Ankunft im Elite-Internat Blackwood Hall durch den Kopf. Warum lässt sich ihre Zimmertür nur von außen absperren? Und wieso gibt es außer ihr nur noch drei weitere Schülerinnen? Dann häufen sich die mysteriösen Vorfälle: Ihre Briefe kommen nie zu Hause an, sie wird von Albträumen heimgesucht und entwickelt plötzlich ein ungeahntes Talent als Pianistin. Als Kit endlich hinter das tödliche Geheimnis von Blackwood Hall kommt, scheint es kein Entrinnen mehr zu geben ...

Practicing Reverence

An Ethic for Sustainable Earth Communities

Author: Ross Lawrence Smillie

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1551455943

Category: Environmental ethics

Page: 208

View: 8715

Every day we hear more about how humans are degrading the environment and causing suffering to themselves and the rest of life. Where will it end? Practicing Reverence shows that it is up to all of us, in community, to live in ways that honour not just our own lives, but all life. Minister, theologian, and environmental ethics teacher Ross Smillie combines his areas of expertise to document our current situation and, even more importantly, to offer hope. Smillie’s science background is evident in his extensive factual reporting of ecological issues. His engagement with theology and ethics balances scientific fact with moral and ethical ponderings. The result is an up-close view of how things “are,” and a glimpse of how things “could be.” Smillie’s hope is that we learn to create “sustainable earth communities,” that we will leave our children, grandchildren, and the generations beyond with a vital and bountiful earth upon which to live. Of course, to reach this goal we must adapt our current actions. And so Smillie examines economics, technology, and religion, and identifies alternatives to our current practices. As a minister and theologian, he also allows for the work of the Spirit, to bring about more just and sustainable ways of living. Practicing Reverence represents both a call and a challenge to those who genuinely desire the best for themselves and future generations, to join their efforts for the good of all.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 5822

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Crafting a Continuum

Rethinking Contemporary Craft

Author: Peter Held,Heather Sealy Lineberry

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146961281X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6953

The Arizona State University Art Museum is renowned for its extensive and notable craft collection and features international acquisitions in wood, ceramic, and fiber. This book, edited by the museum's curators, uses the ASU collection to explore the idea of craft within a critical context, as both idea and action. Crafting a Continuum begins with the genesis of the craft collection and relates it to the historical development of craft in the United States and abroad, exploring both anthropological and cultural concepts of the field. Peter Held and Heather Sealy Lineberry present photographs of the museum's objects alongside essays by distinguished scholars to illuminate historical and contemporary trends. Sidebars and essays by writers in the craft field offer a broad overview of the future of contemporary craft.