The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of Art)

The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of

“Essential reading for anyone who wishes to make sense of the complex . . . world of contemporary art photography.” ―Picture Professional In the 21st century photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Nearly two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture. This book provides an introduction to contemporary art-photography, identifying its most important features and themes and celebrating its exciting pluralism through an overview of its most important and innovative practitioners. The work of nearly 250 photographers is reproduced, from established artists such as Isa Genzken, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Thomas Demand, Nan Goldin, and Sherrie Levine to emerging talents such Walead Beshty, Jason Evans, Lucas Blalock, Sara VanDerBeek, and Viviane Sassen.This new edition brings the story of contemporary art photography up to date with a revised introduction outlining the evolution of photography from documentary tool to art form, and an updated final chapter focusing on the younger generation of artists who emphasize the technical and material properties of photography, employ it as part of a wider pan-media practice, or respond to evolving new modes...

  • Brand: Thames Hudson
  • ASIN: 0500204187

Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors: 34 High-Quality Scenes for Kids and Teens

Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors: 34 High-Quality Scenes

By the author of the best-selling Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors! Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors features 34 fun, instantly involving scenes written specifically for actors aged 8-16, and for the teachers, directors and acting coaches who work with them. 
 Written by award-winning New York City playwright Douglas M. Parker, Contemporary Scenes provides young actors with the material they need to have fun while exploring a full spectrum of emotions, situations and relationships, ranging from the humorous to the heartfelt. With appealing, accessible scenes – written in contemporary language that doesn’t talk down to student actors – Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors lets young performers connect with, have fun with and be challenged by every moment, line, character and situation. Suitable for classroom work and performance. This book contains: 34 scenes to challenge and excite acting students A broad variety of two and three-person scenes Gender-neutral characters to provide ultimate flexibility Emotional arcs and strong endings to challenge actors and keep audiences engaged A broad range of circumstances and emotions, from comedic to heartfelt to whimsical Material that is ideal as short performance pieces and for use in the classroo...

  • ASIN: 0692770429

Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers (Children's Literature and Culture)

Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New

Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market,Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers offers a critical evaluation of the literary and political potentials of this widespread publishing phenomenon. With its capacity to frighten and warn, dystopian writing powerfully engages with our pressing global concerns: liberty and self-determination, environmental destruction and looming catastrophe, questions of identity and justice, and the increasingly fragile boundaries between technology and the self. When directed at young readers, these dystopian warnings are distilled into exciting adventures with gripping plots and accessible messages that may have the potential to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood. This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciti...

  • Brand: Routledge
  • ASIN: 1138921920

Utopias (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art)

Utopias (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary

Utopian strategies in contemporary art seen in the context of the histories of utopian thinking and avant-garde art.Throughout its diverse manifestations, the utopian entails two related but contradictory elements: the aspiration to a better world, and the acknowledgement that its form may only ever live in our imaginations. Furthermore, we are as haunted by the failures of utopian enterprise as we are inspired by the desire to repair the failed and build the new. Contemporary art reflects this general ambivalence. The utopian impulse informs politically activist and relational art, practices that fuse elements of art, design, and architecture, and collaborative projects aspiring to progressive social or political change. Two other tendencies have emerged in recent art: a looking backward to investigate the utopian elements of previous eras, and the imaginative modeling of alternative worlds as intimations of possibility. This anthology contextualizes these utopian currents in relation to political thought, viewing the utopian as a key term in the artistic lineage of modernity. It illuminates how the exploration of utopian themes in art today contributes to our understanding of contemporary cultures, and the possibilities for shaping their futures.Artistis surveyed includeJoseph ...

  • ASIN: 0262640694

The Hate U Give [Paperback] Angie Thomas (author)

The Hate U Give [Paperback] Angie Thomas

BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering.

  • ASIN: 1406387169

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.

  • ASIN: 0399563245

The Upset: Young Contemporary Art

The Upset: Young Contemporary

A new breed of contemporary artists is celebrating newfound international recognitionfor their style and approach to creating art that is sprouting from and largelyinfluenced by visual subcultures. These young artists, who are associated with thewidespread movements of Lowbrow Art and Neo-Surrealism, share similarities withthe popular art movements of the 1960s and 70s as well as urban art.The term Lowbrow may sound self-deprecating; rather it represents a distinctiveartistic composition and technical approach in which art is produced. The Upsetdocuments this movement and the artists associated with it. Feeding off an arrayof popular subcultures, they often draw influences from anime, comic books,graffiti and street art as well as character design.The often figurative and narrative artworks featured here employ classical techniqueswith great skills to create sculpture, illustration, design and painting withthe use of spray cans, sharpies and elaborate colour palettes on canvas. Withthe evolution of new media, artists are also blending these elements with variousdisciplines in contemporary visual art.Many of the artists in The Upset enjoy international fame and are representedin prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. The book also introduces aselection of promising talent wh...

  • Brand: Brand: Dgv
  • ASIN: 3899552210

The Art of Taking Chances

The Art of Taking

“It makes you feel all the feels. And it lets you know that it’s okay to feel it all.” -Cookie O’Gorman, The Art of Taking Chances ForewordIn love, you have to leap to feel the rush. From first kisses to second chances and celebrity encounters, this collection of young adult contemporary romance short stories has it all. A forbidden game of truth or dare turns into summer love, a chemistry lab explosion leads to fireworks, a last-minute to-do list becomes an end-of-summer road trip. But first, they’ll have to take the leap.These delightful, swoon-worthy stories will have you ready to take an adventure of your own. Take a chance and download the collection free today.

  • ASIN: B07F19KTZV

Of Magic and Moonlight: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (Arcane Arts Academy Book 2)

Of Magic and Moonlight: A Reverse Harem Paranormal

Turns out almost getting murdered and finding out you’re part of a thought-to-be-extinct bloodline makes people notice you.Sucks when you have so many damned secrets to hide.Between a forbidden romance with my Arcane History prof, an accidental familiar bond with two shifters, and what I suspect about the Magistrate, hiding the truth is becoming impossible.As if I also need to be tormented by the ghosts of my insane ancestors… thanks, universe.While I attempt to uncover more about my dark heritage, Cal and Adrian try to solve a mystery of their own: shifters from other packs are going missing, and all the evidence points to witches.But then they vanish, too.Going against everyone’s warnings, I set off on a risky crusade to find them. What I will encounter along the way is more terrifying than I ever could’ve imagined—and could shake the foundation of the witching world forever.Fans of Vampire Academy, Legacies, and Hex Hall will devour this next installment in Elena Lawson’s bestselling Arcane Arts Academy series!Scroll up and One-Click to continue the addictive paranormal series today!


Five Feet Apart

Five Feet

Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson! In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions. The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals. Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels li...

  • ASIN: 1534437339

The Message Deluxe Gift Bible (Leather-Look, Brown/Saddle Tan): The Bible in Contemporary Language

The Message Deluxe Gift Bible (Leather-Look, Brown/Saddle Tan):

Celebrate your moment. Life is full of highs and lows. The Message Bible has the words to carry you through each one. Words of comfort and celebration. Words of heartache and hope. Enjoy the gifts that life brings and a Bible that can express each moment.The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by 20 biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English.For the first time as a gift bible, The Message includes all these popular features! Personalize your Bible with the colorful presentation page. Find passages with The Message’s unique verse-numbered paragraphs. Get your bearings with handcrafted maps, charts, and timelines. Use your Bible for years to come with its durable binding. Keep your place with a satin ribbon marker.Read The Message and fill your life with the unexpected passion and personality that fill God’s Word.

  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: Tyndale House Publishers
  • ASIN: 1631465783

Literature for Young Adults: Books (and More) for Contemporary Readers

Literature for Young Adults: Books (and More) for

Young adults are actively looking for anything that connects them with the changes happening in their lives, and the books discussed throughout Literature for Young Adults have the potential to make that connection and motivate them to read. It explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, but it places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. In addition to traditional genre chapters, Literature for Young Adults includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; cover art, picture books, illustrated literature, and graphic novels; and film. It recognizes that, while films can be used to complement print literature, they are also a literacy format in their own right-and one that young adults are particularly familiar and comfortable with. The book's discussion of literary language--including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms--enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their stude...

  • ASIN: B06XP1L5T6

Famous by Default

Famous by

An Amazon Bestseller! JaxBuried,By my family's fame.Dying to escape the limelight,And finally, I do.Being raised as a Jayne, I'm under constant scrutiny. The rock band my brothers formed makes it impossible to stay under the radar. Paparazzi, tabloids, rabid fans--you name it and I've got it. It all makes me sick. But getting shipped off to crazy Aunt Betty's house in my senior year of high school isn't any better. After all, there isn't a stray kid or pet in the world that my aunt wouldn't take in.Then I meet her. She's cautious, suspicious, and not interested in me at all. But that's fine by me. Sivan Holt may be beautiful and intelligent, but she's nothing I'm looking for.SivanDrowning,In my past.Struggling to feel settled.And finally, I do.Growing up in the foster care system, I longed for a sense of belonging. All I wanted was a place to call home.At the age of seventeen, I'm finally starting to feel it here. Home.When he comes along, it unsettles me. I don't want him to ruin everything we've built--everything that matters. Jax Jayne is arrogant, privileged, and I want nothing to do with him. But those green eyes of his keep drawing me in. If I let down my walls, will it be my final undoing?


There There: A novel

There There: A

  • ASIN: 0525520376

It All Comes Back to You: A Book Club Recommendation!

It All Comes Back to You: A Book

"It All Comes Back to You is one of those stories you need to savor. You want to put the book down so as to have more to read tomorrow, but you can't. It becomes attached to you, a part of you."Dan Brown, Author of ReunionAlabama, 1947.War's over, cherry-print dresses, parking above the city lights, swing dancing.Beautiful, seventeen-year-old Violet lives in a perfect world.Everybody loves her.In 2012, she's still beautiful, charming, and surrounded by admirers.Veronica "Ronni" Johnson, licensed practical nurse and aspiring writer, meets the captivating Violet in the assisted living facility where Violet requires no assistance, just lots of male attention. When she dies, she leaves Ronni a very generous bequest―only if Ronni completes a book about her life within one year. As she's drawn into the world of young Violet, Ronni is mesmerized by life in a simpler time. It's an irresistible journey filled with revelations, some of them about men Ronni knew as octogenarians at Fairfield Springs.Struggling, insecure, flailing at the keyboard, Ronni juggles her patients, a new boyfriend, and a Samsonite factory of emotional baggage as she tries to craft a manuscript before her deadline.But then the secrets start to emerge, some of them in person. And they don't stop.Everything changes....

  • ASIN: 0578448831

Audible Love: A Young Adult Romance

Audible Love: A Young Adult

Love is blind? This starlet doesn't believe it. Then again...she's never been starstruck.As a child star turned teenage diva, Avery has played a lot of roles in her lifetime. Not one of them was as difficult as pretending to be an ordinary girl at a normal high school. Well, relatively normal. Trudale is a boarding school for the arts, catering to the elite. But even in a school overflowing with celebrities and children of celebrities, Avery is an anomaly. She's a superstar, a bona fide supernova in their midst. So untouchable she's never even had a date. Her lonely nights are spent listening to her favorite voice actor bring her beloved books to life. But when it turns out that the audiobook narrator she's been crushing on attends the same school, it's clear this is kismet...or a cruel joke. As Trudale's token scholarship kid, Seth's as jaded as they come. Being paired up with the new girl who represents everything he hates about this world is basically torture. Except that the more he gets to know Avery, the more he realizes that there's more to her than meets the eye. And maybe, just maybe, he can let her in on his secret. He's the guy behind the voice she's been crushing on, not his roommate. But trusting Avery means putting his faith in something he doesn't quite und...

  • ASIN: B07NQR42KY

Rules of Civility: A Novel

Rules of Civility: A

From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society.On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

  • Brand: Penguin Books
  • ASIN: 0143121162

The Wizenard Series: Training Camp

The Wizenard Series: Training

#1 New York Times BestsellerA People Kid Pick of the weekFrom the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award–winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes this radically original portrait of five young basketball players, one enlightening coach, and the awesome transformative power of the game. Filled with insights about the mental stamina and emotional clarity that peak performance requires, this is an indispensable story for young athletes, coaches, educators, and anyone interested in the astonishing potential of team sports to unlock individual growth.THE GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAMEMagic doesn’t seem possible for the West Bottom Badgers. They’re the lowest-ranked basketball team in their league, and they live in the poorest neighborhood in Dren. Nobody expects them to succeed at anything. Plus, every kid on the team has secret struggles of his own.When a new coach named Professor Wizenard arrives on the first day of training camp, the Badgers can’t explain the magical-seeming things they see and hear. Every player experiences unique and strange visions―visions that challenge everything they thought they knew about basketball, and about their lives and their secrets off the court. To survive the increasingly intense ordeals of training, the Badgers will need to take unimagin...

  • ASIN: 1949520013

The Great Believers

The Great

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES Selection for BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEARA WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK A PICK FOR THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S 2018 BEST BOOKSTHE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR READERS“A page turner...An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis. "—The New York Times Book Review   A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed author Rebecca MakkaiIn 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister.Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her li...


One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) (Harper Perennial

One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

  • Brand: Gabriel Garc 237 a M 225 rquez
  • ASIN: 0060883286

At Memory's Edge. After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture

At Memory's Edge. After-Images of the Holocaust in


Of Wolves and Witches: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (Arcane Arts Academy Book 1)

Of Wolves and Witches: A Reverse Harem Paranormal

I messed up. I broke two of the Arcane Council's laws in one day. I swear it was an accident—but try telling that to the Arcane authorities.Before I could catch my breath, my simple gypsy life of peddling potions with my guardians is wrenched away. I'm forcibly enrolled into the prestigious and supremely snotty Arcane Arts Academy, given shackles under the guise of mercy for my crimes.As if that weren't enough, my volatile magic bound me to two infuriatingly overbearing shifters in the woods near campus, making me an instant pariah.At least the history teacher is helpful—not to mention insanely gorgeous. And besides giving me a dangerous distraction, there’s something else he can provide—a way to finally find out more about my father and unravel the dark mystery surrounding his death… but some secrets have claws, and if I’m not careful, knowing the truth could get me killed.Follow Harper Hawkins as she unravels more than she bargained for in OF WOLVES AND WITCHES, the first book in the Arcane Arts Academy series, an exciting new slow-burn reverse harem paranormal romance perfect for fans of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Vampire Academy!Scroll up and One-Click today to start the spellbinding adventure!

  • ASIN: B07M79GWV8

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An

  • Brand: HarperTorch
  • ASIN: 0060589469

The Lost Vintage: A Novel

The Lost Vintage: A

"Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turner about a woman who returns to her family's ancestral vineyard in Burgundy to study for her Master of Wine test, and uncovers a lost diary, a forgotten relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II."

  • ASIN: B071JLNF7N
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