Author: Magne Furuholmen
Oslo's Fornebuporten business and residential district boasts its own sculpture park, Imprints, featuring ceramic works by the Norwegian artist and musician Magne Furuholmen (born 1962). Furuholmen has created totemic sculptures of glazed and unglazed ceramic on an incredible scale--the largest is taller than 19 feet high--and arranged them around the site, placing some in freestanding positions and installing some in granite pools. Playing with and against the sleek modern architecture of the surrounding Fornebuporten complex, the artist chose self-consciously archaic forms (like amphorae, columns and sarcophagi) and traditional materials and techniques in developing "Imprints." The sculptures are covered with words, letters and shapes punched or pushed directly into the material surfaces. Imprintsdocuments this amazing project.
The Queen Sonja Print Award
Author: Magne Furuholmen
Publisher: Forlaget Press
A recently trained and avid printmaker, Queen Sonja of Norway has collaborated with Oslo-based printmaker Magne Furuholmen (formerly of a-ha) to create colorful graphic design works. The proceeds from this volume contribute to The Queen Sonja Print Award, established to support artists in printmaking.
Author: Magne F.
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
Best known as the keyboarder and writer of the Norwegian pop band A-ha, Magne Furuholmen (born 1962 in Oslo) has devoted increasing time and effort to his painting in recent years. The poetic, bluish-gray works presented in this book are from a series of prints and monotypes predominantly executed in a single color--Payne's Gray. All of the paintings featured here relate to "Past Perfect Future Tense," Furuholmen's first solo album released in September 2004. They represent a kind of personal diary and extended notebook on the CD, and contain textual material found nowhere else. The book's square format was chosen specifically to correspond to the shape of a 12" vinyl album. A selection of images from rehearsals, the album recording session, and the printmaking process is supplemented by photos relating to the paintings, thus rounding out the interesting pictorial narrative.
Author: Magne F.,Ute Meta Bauer
Publisher: Forlaget Press
Pop music fans know him as the guitarist and keyboardist of the chart-topping 1980s band a-ha, but Magne Furuholmen (born 1962) has been working as a visual artist for decades, in painting, ceramics, printmaking, film and installation. All of his works suggest roughly drawn visual poems in dismantled letter shapes. This massive volume surveys his most important works.
One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence
Author: Karen Crouse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country—and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life. Norwich, a charming Vermont town of roughly three thousand residents, has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics for the past thirty years—and three times that athlete has returned with a medal. How does Norwich do it? To answer this question, New York Times reporter Karen Crouse moved to Vermont, immersing herself in the lives of Norwich Olympians past and present. There, amidst the organic farms and clapboard colonial buildings, she discovered a culture that’s the opposite of the hypercompetitive schoolyard of today’s tiger moms and eagle dads. In Norwich, kids aren’t cut from teams. They don’t specialize in a single sport, and they even root for their rivals. What’s more, their hands-off parents encourage them to simply enjoy themselves. Making it to the Olympics is seen not as the pinnacle of an athlete’s career but as a fun stop on the way to achieving other, longer-lasting dreams. Norwich, Crouse realized, wasn’t just raising better athletes than the rest of America; it was raising happier, healthier kids. Full of inspiring stories of Olympians who excelled on and off the sports field—and had a blast doing so—Norwich is the book for every parent who wants to raise kids to be levelheaded, fulfilled, and successful.
Graphic Expressions Between Design and Art
Author: Sven Völker
Category: Art and design
Art or design, designer or artist: why be constrained by categories? Some Magazine from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle tells of the intersection between these two fields. After running for three years, its editorial team under the guidance of Sven Völker has focused on the potential of visual forms of expression for the publication Some Book. Next to large format drawing machines by Eske Rex, it presents experimental carpet designs by Jürgen Dahlmanns and engages with early conceptual artworks by Lawrence Weiner. A selection of text contributions by Magne Furuholmen, Liam Gillick, Eugen Gomringer, Ellen Lupton, László Moholy-Nagy, Michael Schirner, Sven Völker and Beat Wyss give an overview over the discovery of the artist as a social figure in the 13th century up to his manifold entanglements with popular culture in the present. The book points to the varied and exciting perspectives for designers today.
A Richmond Landmark History
Author: Alyson L. Taylor-White
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Established in 1822, Shockoe Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for many famous and infamous icons of Richmond. Most visited is the tomb of Chief Justice John Marshall, the longest-serving chief justice of the United States, who elevated the Supreme Court to equal standing with the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew operated an extensive espionage ring during the Civil War, and though reviled in life by many who resented her activism, she rests prominently near her elite neighbors. The burial places of friends and foster family offer a glimpse into Edgar Allan Poe’s personal story. Author Alyson Lindsey Taylor-White charts the history of the celebrated cemetery and brings to life the stories of those buried there.
Author: Julian Edgar
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Car Electrical & Electronic Systems is a unique handbook that assumes no starting knowledge of car electrical and electronics systems. It begins with simple circuits and finishes with complex electronic systems that include engine management, transmission control and stability control systems. If you want to diagnose a simple alternator charging or headlight problem, this book is for you. But if you also want to fix complex electronic systems using On-Board Diagnostics, a multimeter or oscilloscope, this book also shows you how to do that. Is it best to use a series or parallel circuit when adding a horn? How do you use a multimeter to check a coolant temperature sensor against its specs? How can you add an electronic timer that will keep your headlights on as you walk to your door? When should you buy an oscilloscope – and how complex an instrument do you really need? The author has been writing about car electronic systems for over 25 years. He is also an experienced and proficient car modifier who has performed numerous electronic modifications and upgrades to his own cars, including world-first modifications. If you want a practical, hands-on book that demystifies and explains car electrical and electronic systems, Car Electrical & Electronic Systems is the book for you.
Navigating the Competing Principles of Child Protection
Author: Jill Duerr Berrick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Impossible Imperative brings to life the daily efforts of child welfare professionals working on behalf of vulnerable children and families. Stories that highlight the work, written by child welfare staff on the front lines, speak to the competing principles that shape everyday decisions. The book shows that, rather than being simple task of protecting children, the field of child welfare is shaped by a series of competing ideas. The text features eight principles that undergird child protection practice, all of which are typically in conflict with others. These principles guide practice and direct the course of policymaking, but when liberated from their aspirational context and placed in the real world, they are fraught with contradiction. The Impossible Imperative is designed to inspire a lively debate about the fundamental nature of child welfare and about the principles that serve as the foundation for the work. It can be used as a teaching tool for aspiring professionals and as motivation to those looking to social work to make a difference in the world.
Author: David Felton
Publisher: Sample Magic
(Book). The world's leading electronic music production magazine delivers the definitive guide to making cutting-edge dance music. Featuring 312 color pages packed with technique, tips, illustrations and hands-on walkthroughs, The Secrets of Dance Music Production pulls together everything you need to take a mix from concept to club-ready master whether you make house or techno, 2-step or D&B, EDM or trance. Topics include studio fundamentals, the golden rules of mixing, essential techniques, improving writing chops, bigger beats, learning from the masters and more.
A Miscellany of Letters
Author: David Sacks
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
Alphabets explores the language of letters that we see around us everyday, touching on the alphabet’s origins in Egyptian hieroglyphs and Chinese characters, to the Greek alphabet, through to its development as a significant part of our history and visual vocabulary. From a comprehensive introduction on the origins of the written word, through to theories such as “The Alphabet Effect”, exploring the coding/decoding and abstraction of form to the more appetising concept of ‘Alphabet Soup’, Alphabets features illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti, and much more. Through the exploration of this grouping of 26 symbols, it becomes clear that each letter has its own persona and history, and the alphabets presented in this book show how artists, typographers, illustrators and educators have responded uniquely to each individual letter. By removing the letters from the context of words and spelling, each begins to stand alone as a character in its own right. Featuring letters of all shapes and sizes, and alphabets ranging from Victorian classroom aides and Dr Seuss’ ABC through to Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, Tauba Auerbach, and the Tangled Alphabets of León Ferrari and Mira Schendelto to ABC Blocks, phonetics, Braille, and Muji alphabet ice cube moulds, Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters offers a cornucopia of imagery for artists, collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700
Author: Stijn Alsteens,Freyda Spira
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Category: Drawing, Baroque
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Apr. 3-Sept. 3, 2012.
A History of Science in 100 Experiments
Author: John Gribbin,Mary Gribbin
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
This book distills the history of science into 100 epic experiments that have fueled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond. Everything in the scientific world view is based on experiment, including observations of phenomena predicted by theories and hypotheses, such as the bending of light as it goes past the Sun. As the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman said, “If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong.” From the discovery of microscopic worlds and gravitational waves, to the weighing the Earth, to making electricity, this stunning book by renowned science writers John and Mary Gribbin tells the enlightening, fascinating, and somewhat oddball story of scientific innovation.
Author: Vaclav Nelhybel
Publisher: Belwin Classic Band
The clock will measure only five or so minutes, but a timeless amount of driving energy describes this explosion of sonorities. Five or more percussionists are the catalysts for this high intensity bombardment. A brief, quiet center section links the dramatic opening and the brilliant conclusion. (5: 01)
Author: Lars Toft-Eriksen
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
Category: Art, Norwegian
What is the critical relevance of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) to contemporary society? This publication places Munch's oeuvre in dialogue with works by the Norwegian-born, New York-based artist Bjarne Melgaard (born 1967), whose art has often provoked controversy-as was the case with Munch, in his lifetime. Their bodies of creative work are related in numerous ways. Both have worked with reference to their own biography; there is also an artistic kinship between the two in terms of their painterly idioms, motifs and themes. Addressing subjects such as sexuality, gender, death, loneliness and alienation, they both address key issues of modern society. The catalogue explores the dystopian critique of civilization that underlies their respective oeuvres. In addition to a wide range of well-known works by both artists, it presents new pieces by Melgaard that explore the themes he considers of particular importance in Munch's oeuvre.
My Favorite Recipes from My Life as a Goodfella to Cooking on the Run
Author: Henry Hill,Priscilla Davis
Presents a collection of recipes for such dishes as Milly's meatballs, Henry's kickback antipasto hero, pasta e fagioli, and Sicilian meatloaf, along with cooking and substitution tips, and anecdotes about the author's life.
The Italian Paintings
Author: Peter Humfrey
Publisher: Unicorn PressLtd
Glasgow Museums has the finest and most comprehensive collection of Italian paintings of any civic museums service in the United Kingdom.
Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago
Author: Gloria Groom,Douglas W. Druick,Dorota Chudzicka,Jill Shaw
Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago
"This book is a revised and expanded edition of 'The age of impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago,' published in 2008 by the Art Institute of Chicago"--T.p. vers
Author: Yto Barrada
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
A rapidly expanding city with millions of inhabitants, Tangiers is rich in tensions between east and west, and its location in the Straits of Gibraltar only heightens its ambiguous status. Yto Barrada (born 1971) speculates on the political and cultural precariousness of her adopted city in films, photographs and installations.