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The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare, William
¥31.00
Lucentio comes to Padua to attend the university, but his attention is quickly captured by the lovely Bianca. He would do anything to marry her, including disguise himself as her Latin teacher. But a major obstacle stands in the way of Lucentio's intentions: Bianca's father will only allow Bianca to marry after her sister, Katherine, is married. Katherine is everything Bianca is not. She is ill-tempered, opinionated, and objects to the idea of marriage. When bold Petruchio arrives in Padua, however, he might just be the kind of suitor who could succeed in marrying Katherine. This is an unabridged version of English playwright William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, which was first published in 1623.
Self-Publishing and Collection Development:Opportunities and Challenges for Libr
Self-Publishing and Collection Development:Opportunities and Challenges for Libr
Holley, Robert P.
¥58.28
The current publishing environment has experienced a drastic change in the way content is created, delivered, and acquired, particularly for libraries. With the increasing importance of digital publishing, more than half the titles published in the United States are self-published. With this growth in self-published materials, librarians, publishers, and vendors have been forced to rethink channels of production, distribution, and access as it applies to the new content. Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries will address multiple aspects of how public and academic libraries can deal with the increase in self-published titles.While both academic and public libraries have started to grapple with the burgeoning issues associated with self-published books, many difficulties remain. To develop effective policies and procedures, stakeholders must now tackle questions associated with the transformation of the publishing landscape. Obstacles to self-publishing include the lack of reviews, the absence of cataloging and bibliographic control, proprietary formats for e-books, and the difficulty for vendors in providing these works.General chapters will include information on reviewing sources, cataloging and bibliographic control, and vendor issues. Information addressing public libraries issues will highlight initiatives to make self-published materials available at the Los Gatos Public Library in California and the Kent District Library in Michigan. Chapters on academic library issues will address why self-published materials are important for academic institutions, especially those with comprehensive collecting interests. Several self-published authors focus on how they attempt to make their works more suitable for public libraries. Finally, the book concludes with a bibliographic essay on self-publishingAs the term "traditional publishing" begins to fade and new content producers join the conversation, librarians, publishers, and vendors will play an important role in facilitating and managing the shift.
Get on TV!
Get on TV!
Jordan, Jacquie
¥116.16
Expert advice on how to get booked and asked back!Jacquie ought to know how to get you on TV...she's put half the country on TV, including me. --Maury PovichIn Get on TV!, Jacquie Jordan brings her expert advice straight to you--the entrepreneurs, experts, authors, and future reality stars looking to land a television spot. Jacquie shows you the ins and outs of the TV business and what you need to do to get booked (and asked back), including:--The importance of tape and materials--Speaking the language of the television producer--Being persistent without being annoying--What to do when you're booked and cancelled--How to get asked back again and againIf you know the right moves, you can get on TV!Jacquie has the ability to maintain a fair balance between the voice of the project she is producing and the needs of her guests. --John Edward, psychic medium and author of Crossing Over, host of John Edward: Cross CountryJacquie Jordan has been involved in booking, supervising or producing over 10,000 television guests, as well as coaching countless people on how to get on air.
Claude Monet:Vol1
Claude Monet:Vol1
Brodskaïa,Nathalia
¥61.85
对莫奈而言,艺术创作始终是一种痛苦的挣扎。较之同时代人,他更深沉地痴迷于表达情感,更强烈地渴望传达超越大自然的光线效果。用他自己的话来形容:“技巧来来去去……艺术始终如一——它是大自然的转译,需要与意志力同等的敏感性。我和太阳搏斗……(我)应该用金子和宝石作画。”
Claude Monet:Vol2
Claude Monet:Vol2
Brodskaïa,Nathalia
¥61.85
对莫奈而言,艺术创作始终是一种痛苦的挣扎。较之同时代人,他更深沉地痴迷于表达情感,更强烈地渴望传达超越大自然的光线效果。用他自己的话来形容:“技巧来来去去……艺术始终如一——它是大自然的转译,需要与意志力同等的敏感性。我和太阳搏斗……(我)应该用金子和宝石作画。”
Art of the 20th century
Art of the 20th century
Eimert,Dorothea
¥59.05
二十世纪是艺术史上的革命岁月。在其短短的几年中,现代主义喷薄而出,打破了几个世纪以来的古典形象艺术传统,创造出了崭新的作品。这本令人震撼地全面地展现了艺术的现代时代的作品,勾勒了二十世纪几场关键的艺术运动,从野兽派到流行艺术,详细特写了这一时代中最负盛名的一些作品,也刊登了艺术批评家和艺术史学家的那些富有启发性的文章。翻开此书犹如打开了一扇进入现代艺术大家心灵世界的大门,生动而丰富,对于任何一个现代艺术粉丝来说,二十世纪的艺术都是不可或缺之物。
Art of Siberia
Art of Siberia
Gorbatcheva,Valentina
¥77.31
这本书讨论了西伯利亚的人民和传统,作为一本艺术、社会和历史的读物,将吸引很多读者。最近,在圣彼得堡民族博物馆隐藏的密室中发现的材料具有轰动一时的重要性。在这本书中,这些材料的内容第一次出版面市,并经过了重新解释。作者才华横溢地表达了他们对这一反抗艰难环境和政治统治的民族热情和崇拜。
History Boys
History Boys
Bennett, Alan
¥48.17
An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's new play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose. "The History Boys"premiered at the National in May 2004. 'Nothing could diminish the incendiary achievement of this subtle, deep-wrought and immensely funny play about the value and meaning of education .. In short, a superb, life-enhancing play' - "Guardian".
Revolution?re Theater-Bibliothek (22 Theaterstücke in einem Buch) - Vollst?ndige
Revolution?re Theater-Bibliothek (22 Theaterstücke in einem Buch) - Vollst?ndige
Paul Scheerbart
¥5.91
Dieses eBook: "Revolution?re Theater-Bibliothek (22 Theaterstücke in einem Buch) - Vollst?ndige Ausgabe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgf?ltig korrekturgelesen. Paul Scheerbart (1863-1915), auch unter seinen Pseudonymen Kuno Küfer und Bruno Küfer bekannt, war ein deutscher Schriftsteller phantastischer Literatur und Zeichner. Inhalt: Rübezahl Der Wetterfürst Okuriras?na Der Schornsteinfeger Der Herr vom Jenseits Herr Kammerdiener Kneetschke Das dumme Luder Es lebe Europa! Die Welt geht unter! Der Regierungswechsel Der fanatische Bürgermeister Der vornehme R?uberhauptmann Geheimnisse Die lustigen R?uber Die Puppe und die Dauerwurst Der alte Petrus, oder Im Himmel spukt es auch Sophie Das Gift Die Wurzeln der Wohlhabenheit Die Urgrossmutter Lachende Gespenster Das Mirakel
Gesammelte Werke / Collected Works: Trag?dien / Tragedies + Kom?dien / Comedies
Gesammelte Werke / Collected Works: Trag?dien / Tragedies + Kom?dien / Comedies
William Shakespeare;Wolf Graf Baudissin;Friedrich Gundolf;Franz Dingelstedt;Ferdinand Freiligrath;Ka
¥5.91
Dieses eBook: "Gesammelte Werke / Collected Works: Trag?dien / Tragedies + Kom?dien / Comedies + Historiendramen / History Plays + Versdichtungen / Poetry - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgf?ltig korrekturgelesen. Diese Zweisprachige Shakespeare Ausgabe hilft dem Leser Shakespeare besser zu verstehen und zu interpretieren, ist praktisch beim Nachschlagen und sehr nützlich um Englisch / Deutsch als Fremdsprache zu Lernen oder zu Lehren. - This carefully crafted ebook: "Gesammelte Werke / Collected Works: Trag?dien / Tragedies + Kom?dien / Comedies + Historiendramen / History Plays + Versdichtungen / Poetry - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This bilingual Shakespeare edition helps the reader to understand and to interpret Shakespeare better, is practical for looking up text passages and very useful for learning and teaching german / english language through classic literature. - Inhalt: Trag?dien: Titus Andronicus Romeo und Julia Julius C?sar Hamlet Troilus und Cressida Othello K?nig Lear Timon von Athen Macbeth Antonius und Cleopatra Coriolanus Cymbeline Historiendramen: K?nig Johann K?nig Richard II. K?nig Heinrich IV. K?nig Heinrich V. K?nig Heinrich VI. Richard III. K?nig Heinrich VIII. Kom?dien: Die Kom?die der Irrungen Verlorene Liebesmüh Der Widerspenstigen Z?hmung Zwei Herren aus Verona Ein Sommernachtstraum Der Kaufmann von Venedig Viel L?rm um Nichts Wie es euch gef?llt Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Was ihr wollt Ende gut alles gut Mass für Mass Das Winter-M?hrchen Der Sturm Versdichtungen: Venus und Adonis 154 Sonette
S?mtliche Trag?dien / The Complete Tragedies - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-En
S?mtliche Trag?dien / The Complete Tragedies - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-En
William Shakespeare;Wolf Graf Baudissin;Friedrich Gundolf;August Wilhelm von Schlegel;Dorothea Tieck
¥5.91
Dieses eBook: "S?mtliche Trag?dien / The Complete Tragedies - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgf?ltig korrekturgelesen. S?mtliche Trag?dien von Shakespeare auf Deutsch + Vollst?ndige Englische Ausgabe, alles in einem Buch. Diese Zweisprachige Shakespeare Ausgabe hilft dem Leser Shakespeare besser zu verstehen und zu interpretieren, ist praktisch beim Nachschlagen und sehr nützlich um Englisch / Deutsch als Fremdsprache zu Lernen oder zu Lehren. - This carefully crafted ebook: "S?mtliche Trag?dien / The Complete Tragedies - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The complete tragedies of Shakespeare in german translation + original english text, all in one edition. This bilingual Shakespeare edition helps the reader to understand and to interpret Shakespeare better, is practical for looking up text passages and very useful for learning and teaching german / english language through classic literature. - Inhaltsverzeichnis / Table of contents: Titus Andronicus / Titus Andronicus Romeo und Julia / Romeo and Juliet Julius C?sar / Julius Caesar Hamlet, Prinz von D?nemark / Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Troilus und Cressida / Troilus and Cressida Othello, der Mohr von Venedig / Othello, the Moor of Venice K?nig Lear / King Lear Timon von Athen / Timon Of Athens Macbeth / Macbeth Antonius und Cleopatra / Antony and Cleopatra Coriolanus / Coriolanus Cymbeline / Cymbeline
S?mtliche Werke: Kom?dien, Trag?dien, Historiendramen, Sonette & Epische Versdic
S?mtliche Werke: Kom?dien, Trag?dien, Historiendramen, Sonette & Epische Versdic
William Shakespeare;Wolf Graf Baudissin;Friedrich Gundolf;Franz Dingelstedt;Ferdinand Freiligrath;Ka
¥5.91
Dieses eBook: "S?mtliche Werke: Kom?dien, Trag?dien, Historiendramen, Sonette & Epische Versdichtungen (?ber 190 Titel in einem Buch) - Vollst?ndige deutsche Ausgaben" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgf?ltig korrekturgelesen. Inhalt: Kom?dien Die Kom?die der Irrungen Der Widerspenstigen Z?hmung Die beiden Veroneser Liebes Leid und Lust Ein Sommernachtstraum Der Kaufmann von Venedig Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Viel L?rmen um nichts Wie es euch gef?llt Was ihr wollt Troilus und Cressida Ende gut, alles gut Mafür MaPerikles, Prinz von Tyrus Cymbeline Das Winterm?rchen Der Sturm Die beiden edlen Vettern Historiendramen K?nig Johann K?nig Richard II. K?nig Heinrich IV. Erster Teil K?nig Heinrich IV. Zweiter Teil K?nig Heinrich V. K?nig Heinrich VI. Erster Teil K?nig Heinrich VI. Zweiter Teil K?nig Heinrich VI. Dritter Teil K?nig Richard III. K?nig Heinrich VIII. Trag?dien Titus Andronicus Romeo und Julia Julius C?sar Hamlet. Prinz von D?nemark Othello K?nig Lear Macbeth Antonius und Cleopatra Coriolanus Timon von Athen Versdichtungen Sonette (?bersetzung von von Max Josef Wolff) Sonette (?bersetzung von Karl Kraus) Venus und Adonis Lucretia Der Liebenden Klage Der verliebte Pilger Der Ph?nix und die Turteltaube William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Kom?dien und Trag?dien geh?ren zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. Seine Bedeutung für die geschriebene Sprache ist auf dem gesamten Globus unumstritten. So gilt er – zusammen mit Homer – als bedeutendster Dichter der weltweiten Literaturgeschichte und ist – Sch?tzungen zufolge – mit 2 Milliarden bis 4 Milliarden verkauften Buch-Exemplaren seiner Werke der meistverkaufte Autor aller Zeiten.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: All 214 Plays, Sonnets, Poems & Apocr
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: All 214 Plays, Sonnets, Poems & Apocr
William Shakespeare
¥5.91
This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: All 214 Plays, Sonnets, Poems & Apocryphal Plays (Including the Biography of the Author)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Comedies All's Well That Ends Well As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Love's Labour's Lost Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing Pericles, Prince of Tyre The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Twelfth Night or What You Will Two Gentlemen of Verona The Two Noble Kinsmen The Winter's Tale Tragedies Romeo and Juliet Coriolanus Titus Andronicus Timon of Athens Julius Caesar Macbeth Hamlet Troilus and Cressida King Lear Othello Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline Histories King John Richard II Henry IV, Part 1 Henry IV, Part 2 Henry V Henry VI, Part 1 Henry VI, Part 2 Henry VI, Part 3 Richard III Henry VIII Poetry The Sonnets Venus and Adonis The Rape of Lucrece The Passionate Pilgrim The Phoenix and the Turtle A Lover's Complaint Apocryphal Plays Arden of Faversham A Yorkshire Tragedy The Lamentable Tragedy of Locrine Mucedorus The King's Son of Valentia, and Amadine, The King's Daughter of Arragon The London Prodigal The Puritaine Widdow The Second Maiden's Tragedy Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cromwell King Edward The Third Edmund Ironside Sir Tomas More Faire Em A Fairy Tale in Two Acts The Merry Devill of Edmonton Thomas of Woodstock The Life of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Gesellschaftskritische Dramen: Ein Puppenheim + Gespenster (Vollst?ndige deutsch
Gesellschaftskritische Dramen: Ein Puppenheim + Gespenster (Vollst?ndige deutsch
Henrik;Marie von Borch
¥5.91
Dieses eBook: "Gesellschaftskritische Dramen: Ein Puppenheim + Gespenster (Vollst?ndige deutsche Ausgaben)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgf?ltig korrekturgelesen. Ein Puppenheim oder Nora: Der Titel beschreibt die Starre und Eingeschlossenheit, aus der die Protagonistin Nora am Ende ausbricht. Sowohl ihr Vater als auch ihr Mann Torvald behandeln sie, den zeitgen?ssischen gesellschaftlichen Konventionen entsprechend, als einen Besitz, der ihnen zwar kostbar ist, dem sie aber kein Eigenleben zubilligen. Die Protagonistin des Stücks erf?hrt eine starke Wandlung. Von einer ursprünglich kaprizi?sen, kindlichen und allzeit vergnügten Person ver?ndert sie sich in eine zunehmend nachdenkliche Frau mit einem Verlangen nach mehr Selbstbestimmung. Gespenster: Ibsen darstellt die Selbstzerst?rung einer Familie hier. Er bezeichnete das Stück im Untertitel als ?Familiendrama". Indem Ibsen der Gesellschaft gleichsam einen Spiegel vorsetzte, kritisierte er überholte Konventionen und stellt die tragischen Folgen dieses Zurückbleibens am Beispiel einer Familie und ihren Mitgliedern dar. Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) war ein norwegischer Dramatiker und Lyriker, der gegen die Moral und ?Lebenslüge" seiner Zeit zu Felde zog und im ?Kampf der Geschlechter" im Gegensatz zu August Strindberg den Standpunkt der Frau vertrat. Seine bürgerlichen Dramen zeigten ethischen Ernst und gro?es psychologisches Einfühlungsverm?gen.
Henrik Ibsen: Die wichtigsten und berühmtesten Dramen in einem Buch (Vollst?ndig
Henrik Ibsen: Die wichtigsten und berühmtesten Dramen in einem Buch (Vollst?ndig
Henrik Ibsen;Emma Klingenfeld;Christian Morgenstern;Marie von Borch;Wilhelm Lange
¥5.91
Dieses eBook: "Henrik Ibsen: Die wichtigsten und berühmtesten Dramen in einem Buch (Vollst?ndige deutsche Ausgaben)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgf?ltig korrekturgelesen. Inhalt: Der Volksfeind Peer Gynt Hedda Gabler Die Wildente Ein Puppenheim Gespenster Stützen der Gesellschaft Die Frau vom Meer Wenn wir Toten erwachen Biografie Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) war ein norwegischer Dramatiker und Lyriker, der gegen die Moral und ?Lebenslüge" seiner Zeit zu Felde zog und im ?Kampf der Geschlechter" im Gegensatz zu August Strindberg den Standpunkt der Frau vertrat. Seine bürgerlichen Dramen zeigten ethischen Ernst und gro?es psychologisches Einfühlungsverm?gen.
Gesammelte Schriften zu Kunst, Geschichte und Literatur (Vollst?ndige deutsche A
Gesammelte Schriften zu Kunst, Geschichte und Literatur (Vollst?ndige deutsche A
Stendhal;Arthur Schurig;Benno Rüttenauer
¥5.91
Dieses eBook: "Gesammelte Schriften zu Kunst, Geschichte und Literatur (Vollst?ndige deutsche Ausgaben)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgf?ltig korrekturgelesen. Marie-Henri Beyle (1783 - 1842) besser bekannt unter seinem Pseudonym Stendhal, war ein franz?sischer Schriftsteller, Milit?r und Politiker. In seiner Zeit eher als Journalist, Kritiker und Essayist bekannt, gilt er heute durch die analytischen Charakterbilder seiner Romane als einer der frühesten Vertreter des literarischen Realismus. Inhalt: Geschichte der Malerei in Italien: Cimabue Giotto Leben des Lionardo da Vinci Michelangelo Leben Rossinis: Mozart und Rossini Vom Stile Rossini Die Stimme der Madame Pasta Die Sprache der Musik Gedanken über die Erziehung der Frauen ?ber Raffael (Aus den Wanderungen in Rom) Madame de Sta?l Mailand im Jahre 1796 Aus Braunschweig Napoleon Bonaparte ?ber die Liebe (De l'amour) Aphorismen über Sch?nheit, Kunst und Kultur
Damage Control
Damage Control
Forrest, Emma
¥120.64
Traditionally, women share their secrets with their hairdressers. But what about their manicurists, masseurs, chi gong teachers, and tattoo artistsIn Damage Control, women wax poetic about the experts and gurus who help them love themselves, sharing stories of everything from friendships born in the make-up chair to the utter dismay of a truly horrible haircut. Minnie Driver finally meets a Frenchman who understands her hair . . . and tries to teach her not to hate it.Marian Keyes remembers the blow-dry that pushed her over the edge.Francesca Lia Block tells the ugly story of the plastic surgeon who promised to make her beautiful.Rose McGowan explains why it's harder to be depressed when you're glamorous . . . and shows how it takes a village to transform from mere mortal to movie star.Witty and wise, Damage Control is an intimate, sometimes dark, look at our experiences with the professionals who pluck, prod, and pamper every inch of our bodies and a reminder why we surrender ourselves to their (hopefully) very capable hands.
Energy and Bulding Control Systems in the Tropics
Energy and Bulding Control Systems in the Tropics
Fadzil, Sharifah Fairuz Syed;Byrd, Hugh
¥43.98
This book deals with both passive and active methods of controlling the environmental performance of buildings in hot tropical climates such as Malaysia. In these climates the building fabric plays a crucial role in determining the indoor environment and maintaining reasonable thermal comfort. Useful and practical examples from local case studies are used to illustrate solutions. While the book is of a technical nature and based on academic research, the language is suitable for both students and the general public. The book offers a significant contribution towards the move to more sustainable, energy efficient and 'green’ buildings. It provides building designers with practical and simple solutions that are based on a sound understanding of building physics.
Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?
Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?
Blesser, Barry;Salter, Linda-Ruth
¥194.17
We experience spaces not only by seeing but also by listening. We can navigate a room in the dark, and "hear" the emptiness of a house without furniture. Our experience of music in a concert hall depends on whether we sit in the front row or under the balcony. The unique acoustics of religious spaces acquire symbolic meaning. Social relationships are strongly influenced by the way that space changes sound. In Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?, Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter examine auditory spatial awareness: experiencing space by attentive listening. Every environment has an aural architecture.The audible attributes of physical space have always contributed to the fabric of human culture, as demonstrated by prehistoric multimedia cave paintings, classical Greek open-air theaters, Gothic cathedrals, acoustic geography of French villages, modern music reproduction, and virtual spaces in home theaters. Auditory spatial awareness is a prism that reveals a culture's attitudes toward hearing and space. Some listeners can learn to "see" objects with their ears, but even without training, we can all hear spatial geometry such as an open door or low ceiling.Integrating contributions from a wide range of disciplines--including architecture, music, acoustics, evolution, anthropology, cognitive psychology, audio engineering, and many others--Spaces Speak, Are You Listeningestablishes the concepts and language of aural architecture. These concepts provide an interdisciplinary guide for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how space enhances our well-being. Aural architecture is not the exclusive domain of specialists. Accidentally or intentionally, we all function as aural architects.
The Producer as Composer
The Producer as Composer
Moorefield, Virgil
¥100.93
In the 1960s, rock and pop music recording questioned the convention that recordings should recreate the illusion of a concert hall setting. The Wall of Sound that Phil Spector built behind various artists and the intricate eclecticism of George Martin's recordings of the Beatles did not resemble live performances -- in the Albert Hall or elsewhere -- but instead created a new sonic world. The role of the record producer, writes Virgil Moorefield in The Producer as Composer, was evolving from that of organizer to auteur; band members became actors in what Frank Zappa called a "movie for your ears." In rock and pop, in the absence of a notated score, the recorded version of a song -- created by the producer in collaboration with the musicians -- became the definitive version. Moorefield, a musician and producer himself, traces this evolution with detailed discussions of works by producers and producer-musicians including Spector and Martin, Brian Eno, Bill Laswell, Trent Reznor, Quincy Jones, and the Chemical Brothers. Underlying the transformation, Moorefield writes, is technological development: new techniques -- tape editing, overdubbing, compression -- and, in the last ten years, inexpensive digital recording equipment that allows artists to become their own producers. What began when rock and pop producers reinvented themselves in the 1960s has continued; Moorefield describes the importance of disco, hip-hop, remixing, and other forms of electronic music production in shaping the sound of contemporary pop. He discusses the making of Pet Sounds and the production of tracks by Public Enemy with equal discernment, drawing on his own years of studio experience. Much has been written about rock and pop in the last 35 years, but hardly any of it deals with what is actually heard in a given pop song. The Producer as Composer tries to unravel the mystery of good pop: why does it sound the way it does?
Histories of the Immediate Present
Histories of the Immediate Present
Vidler, Anthony;Eisenman, Peter
¥217.48
Architecture, at least since the beginning of the twentieth century, has suspended historical references in favor of universalized abstraction. In the decades after the Second World War, when architectural historians began to assess the legacy of the avant-gardes in order to construct a coherent narrative of modernism's development, they were inevitably influenced by contemporary concerns. In Histories of the Immediate Present, Anthony Vidler examines the work of four historians of architectural modernism and the ways in which their histories were constructed as more or less overt programs for the theory and practice of design in a contemporary context. Vidler looks at the historical approaches of Emil Kaufmann, Colin Rowe, Reyner Banham, and Manfredo Tafuri, and the specific versions of modernism advanced by their historical narratives. Vidler shows that the modernism conceived by Kaufmann was, like the late Enlightenment projects he revered, one of pure, geometrical forms and elemental composition; that of Rowe saw mannerist ambiguity and complexity in contemporary design; Banham's modernism took its cue from the aspirations of the futurists; and the "Renaissance modernism" of Tafuri found its source in the division between the technical experimentation of Brunelleschi and the cultural nostalgia of Alberti. Vidler's investigation demonstrates the inevitable collusion between history and design that pervades all modern architectural discourse--and has given rise to some of the most interesting architectual experiments of the postwar period. Anthony Vidler is Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, New York. He is the author of Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture (2000), The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (1992), both published by The MIT Press, and other books.
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