Astonishing Art with Recycled Rubbish

Author: Susan Martineau

Publisher: B Small


Category: Trash art

Page: 24

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Easy step-by-step instructions on making practical or artistic creations from recycled materials.


The Archaeology of Garbage

Author: William L. Rathje

Publisher: University of Arizona Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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It is from the discards of former civilizations that archaeologists have reconstructed most of what we know about the past, and it is through their examination of today's garbage that William Rathje and Cullen Murphy inform us of our present. Rubbish! is their witty and erudite investigation into all aspects of the phenomenon of garbage. Rathje and Murphy show what the study of garbage tells us about a population's demographics and buying habits. Along the way, they dispel the common myths about our "garbage crisis"—about fast-food packaging and disposable diapers, about biodegradable garbage and the acceleration of the average family's garbage output. They also suggest methods for dealing with the garbage we do have.

The Conventionality of Figurative Language

A Usage-based Study

Author: Sandra Handl

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Metaphor

Page: 371

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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universit'at M'unchen, 2008.

Totally Gross Experiments and Activities

66 Gruesome STEAM Science and Art Activities

Author: Susan Martineau

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Make a fish out of onion skins, craft a beheaded alien cake, or create your own erupting volcano. Every project in The Grossology Handbook is tried and tested. The recipes and projects use simple, everyday materials and have clear step-by-step instructions to help you get the most of your gross-out experience. Smart “Fact Files” and “Think About It” boxes introduce fun facts and explain the educational value behind each experiment and activity. Freaky, fascinating, and fun! Included within are sections on: Slimy Science and Awesome Experiments Gruesome Grub and Disgusting Dishes Dinosaur Dishes and Fossil Food Astonishing Art and Recycled Garbage Mad Machines and Dotty Devices Cool Circuits and Wicked Wires Featured within are vibrant, full-color illustrations on every page. Get ready to get totally grossed out with this incredibly fun and entertaining book—it’s perfect for any kid!

Lonely Planet Egypt

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet


Category: Travel

Page: 511

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Egypt is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the construction of the Pyramids of Giza, wander through the columned halls of the great temple complexes of Luxor, and dive through an underwater world of coral cliffs and colourful fish in the Red Sea – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Egypt: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers Cairo & Around, the Nile Delta, Suez Canal, Sinai, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Northern Nile Valley, Luxor, Southern Nile Valley, Red Sea Coast eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Egypt is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track. Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017 Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure

The Dirty Art of Poetry

Author: William Logan

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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William Logan has been a thorn in the side of American poetry for more than three decades. Though he has been called the Òmost hated man in American poetry,Ó his witty and articulate reviews have reminded us how muscular good reviewing can be. These new essays and reviews take poetry at its word, often finding in its hardest cases the greatest reasons for hope. Logan begins with a witty polemic against the wish to have critics announce their aesthetics every time they begin a review. ÒThe Unbearable Rightness of CriticismÓ is a plea to read those critics who got it wrong when they reviewed Lyrical Ballads or Leaves of Grass or The Waste Land. Sometimes, he argues, such critics saw exactly what these books wereÑthey saw the poems plain, yet often did not see that they were poems. In such wrongheaded criticism, readers can recover the ground broken by such groundbreaking books. Logan looks again at the poetry of Wallace Stevens, Frank OÕHara, and Philip Larkin; at the letters of T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, and Robert Lowell; and at new books by Louise GlŸck and Seamus Heaney. Always eager to overturn settled judgments, Logan argues that World War II poets were in the end better than the much-lauded poets of World War I. He revisits the secretly revised edition of Robert FrostÕs notebooks, showing that the terrible errors ruining the first edition still exist. The most remarkable essay is ÒElizabeth Bishop at Summer Camp,Ó which prints for the first time her early adolescent verse, along with the intimate letters written to the first girl she loved.

When Trash Becomes Art

TRASH Rubbish Mongo

Author: Lea Vergine

Publisher: Skira Editore


Category: Art

Page: 179

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The result of painstaking research by Lea Vergine, this volume explores the meaning of the _trash_ phenomenon in contemporary art from the early 20th century (Boccioni, Carrà, Depero, Picabia, Schwitters), through the Sixties and Seventies (Burri, Kounellis, Fontana, Vautier, Rotella, César, Arman, Manzoni, Pistoletto, Beuys, Spoerri), and up to the present (Cragg, Parmiggiani, Boltanski, Sherman, Bourgeois, Serrano, Cattelan). It examines the challenge launched by these artists, who use waste as a material for creating art. In an era marked by great concern about the environment, the artistic use of the discarded object expresses the alienation and distress that appear to be eroding the wantonly consumeristic social model represented by the West. Recovering and preserving refuse is a means of trying to hold on to it, of making it survive by saving it from a void, from being nothing, from the dissolution to which it is destined; it is about the desire to leave a mark, a trace, a clue for those who remain, hence touching a dimension that is psychological as well as political.

What Art is

The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand

Author: Michelle Kamhi

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company


Category: Philosophy

Page: 523

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The co-editors of the "scholarly but gutsy little periodical" Aristos present and support the less well-known position of philosopher-novelist Rand (1905-82) in debunking what passes for modern/postmodern art. Appends a list of alleged new forms of art and artworld buzz words. A third of the book consists of notes and references. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Compact Oxford Thesaurus for University and College Students

Author: Sara Hawker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 918

View: 488

The Compact Oxford Thesaurus for Students is a brand-new title specifically designed to meet the needs of today's students. It is perfect for student reference and everyday study needs. The thesaurus text is accessible and easy to use, with the most useful and common synonyms placed first.Throughout the thesaurus text there are notes giving advice on commonly confused words such as empathy/sympathy, and affect/effect.The thesaurus has been market-tested with both teachers and students. Of particular relevance is the centre supplement, which gives lots of practical information - to help students use a thesaurus and write more effectively.As well as the printed book, there is an Online Resource Centre, accessed via weblinks given in the book, which gives additional information and study skills support.This portable and affordable thesaurus is an essential reference tool for all college and university students who need practical advice and tips to tackle their studies, and those who want to write effectively and with confidence.

Oxford Paperback Thesaurus

Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 930

View: 218

This up-to-date, general purpose thesaurus offers over 300,000 alternative and opposite words. Synonyms are given in order of usefulness, showing the most relevant synonym first.Following market research, the third edition of the Oxford Paperback Thesaurus now includes even more, highly illustrative, real examples of usage to show synonyms in context and help you to identify the right sense.In addition, there is a brand-new centre section containing thematic and encyclopedic lists, for example of animals, games, and tools, designed to help you broaden your vocabulary, improve your general knowledge, and solve quizzes and puzzles.The Oxford Paperback Thesaurus also has a new design and layout, making it clear and easy to use. It is perfect for all kinds of writing needs: study, letters, reports, creative writing, and for general reference.

The Director




Category: Industrial management


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