With beautiful color photos, detailed drawings and step-by-step instructions, renowned jewelry designer Takako Samejima makes it easy for even the beginnerto create eye-catching, original bead accessories.
Perfect for the person who loves lampworked beads and wants to incorporate them into interesting and unique jewelry designs. jsudoma 11/21/08: Focuses on making jewelry from finished lampworked beads. Twenty-five pieces from various talented jewelry designers are included, with the projects ranging in difficulty from easy to intermediate/advanced.
Zizek returns to untangle a heady mix of fantasy and ideology. With his idiosyncratic blend of ideas from Lacan and Hegel, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek has emerged as one of the most original thinkers of our time. Never missing an opportunity to recount a revealing anec-dote or joke his writing is as entertaining as it is informative. In his latest book, Zizek approaches another enormous subject with characteristic brio. The current epoch is, he claims, plagued by phantasms. There is an intensifying antagonism between the ever greater abstraction of our lives—whether in the form of digitalization or market relations and the deluge of pseudo-concrete images which surround us. Traditional critical thought traces the connections between abstract notions and concrete social reality: but today, Zizek suggests, the correct procedure is the inverse—to work from pseudo-concrete imagery towards the abstract. Ranging in his examples from national differences in toilet design to cybersex, and from intellectuals' responses to the Bosnian war to Robert Schumann's music, Zizek explores the relations between fantasy and ideology, the way in which fantasy animates enjoy-ment while protecting against its excesses, the associations of the notion of fetishism with fantasized seduction, and the ways in which digitalization and cyberspace affect the status of subjectivity. To the already initiated, The Plague of Fantasies will be a welcome reminder of why they enjoy Zizek's writing so much. For new readers, it will be the beginning of a long and meaningful relationship.
Move beyond simple stringing! Graduate to using wire, chain, and jump rings and learn the fundamentals of making great jewelry, one step at a time, with the focus on shiny gold, silver, and copper wire, findings, and beads. Featured are the building blocks of design: plain loops, wrapped loops, jump rings, chain, and spacers, along with projects that reinforce these basic techniques.
A survey of science fiction films features essays by Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch, Sigourney Weaver, Sidney Lumet, Robert Scheckley, Nicholas Meyer, and others on the films, filmmakers, themes, and other topics.
A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature, Illustration, Film, TV, Radio, and the Internet
Author: Marshall B. Tymn
More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.
This bibliography lists the most important works published in anthropology in 1991. Renowned for its international coverage and rigorous selection procedures, IBSS provides researchers and librarians with the most comprehensive and scholarly bibliographic service available in the social sciences. IBSS is compiled by the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics, one of the world's leading social science institutions. Published annually, IBSS is available in four subject areas: anthropology, economics, political science and sociology.