Why can fear be pleasurable? Why do we sometimes enjoy an emotion we otherwise desperately wish to avoid? And why are the movies the predominant place for this paradoxical experience? These are the central questions of Julian Hanich´s path-breaking book, in which he takes a detailed look at the various aesthetic strategies of fear as well as the viewer´s frightened experience. By drawing on prototypical scenes from horror films and thrillers like Rosemary´s Baby, The Silence of the Lambs, Seven and The Blair Witch Project, Hanich identifies five types of fear at the movies and thus provides a much more nuanced classification than previously at hand in film studies. His descriptions of how the five types of fear differ according to their bodily, temporal and social experience inside the auditorium entail a forceful plea for relying more strongly on phenomenology in the study of cinematic emotions. In so doing, this book opens up new ways of dealing with these emotions. Hanich´s study does not stop at the level of fear in the movie theater, however, but puts the strong cinematic emotion against the backdrop of some of the most crucial developments of our modern world: disembodiment, acceleration and the loosening of social bonds. Hanich argues that the strong affective, temporal, and social experiences of frightening movies can be particularly pleasurable precisely because they help to counterbalance these ambivalent changes of modernity.
Japanese style typeface is not only used to express ideas in daily life, but also becomes an important part in commercial design. This book is the collection of classic and ingenious works, which are both artistic and practical. It can also be seen as a reference which can inspire readers and improve their aesthetic value and design competence. This book features Japanese style typeface works from design masters, such as Ryuta Ishikawa, Takahashi Yoshiharu, Toshiyasu Nanbu and Shinnoske Sugisaki. Each work stringently selected has a detailed description from the designer revealing the design concept and creating process.
An innovative anthology presenting a broad view of the history of aesthetics from the classical to modern eras The newly expanded and revised edition of this bestselling anthology features a comprehensive collection of classic writings on aesthetics. Includes texts by canonical philosophers like Plato and Kant alongside essays from art critics like Clive Bell, with new readings from Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, Walter Pater, Ronald W. Hepburn, and Arthur C. Danto among others Broadens the scope of aesthetics beyond the Western tradition, including important texts by Asian philosophers from Mo Tzu to Tanizaki Includes an introduction to aesthetics written by the editor as well as prefaces to each text and detailed lists of further reading Topics discussed range from the nature of beauty and the criteria of aesthetic judgement to the value of art and appreciation of nature
Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture 2 follows on from the success of the first book in the series, and contains entirely new projects. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential house designs. It also analyses both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern residential architecture. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled consistently and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project. A bonus CD contains drawings from the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.
Aja was the album that made Steely Dan a commercial force on the order of contemporaries like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and Chicago. A double-platinum, Grammy-winning best seller, it lingered on the Billboard charts for more than a year and spawned three hit singles. Odd, then, that its creators saw it as an ´´ambitious, extended´´ work, the apotheosis of their anti-rock, anti-band, anti-glamour aesthetic. Populated by 35 mostly jazz session players, Aja served up prewar song forms, mixed meters and extended solos to a generation whose idea of pop daring was Paul letting Linda sing lead once in a while. And, impossibly, it sold. Including an in-depth interview with Donald Fagen, this audiobook paints a detailed picture of the making of a masterpiece. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004581/bk_adbl_004581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is an analysis and key takeaways of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Danny Meyer´s Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and a detailed ´´about the author´´ section. Preview: Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business is the autobiographical account of Danny Meyer, a world-famous restaurateur. The owner of an eclectic group of eateries including Gramercy Tavern and Shake Shack, Meyer draws on his 21 years of experience in the industry to describe the unusual business values that underpin his wild success. Hospitality stems from the basic human need for food and family, all of which were important to Meyer from an early age. He grew up in St. Louis, packing on pounds as an adolescent who gorged on Chicago-style hotdogs. As a child, he spent a lot of time abroad and he was heavily influenced by these opportunities to soak up cultural experiences. His parents had a special fondness for France that shaped his aesthetic and gastronomical tastes. Italy was another favorite. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092134/bk_acx0_092134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Byzantium is too-often considered merely the ´´Eastern rump´´ of the old Roman Empire, a curious and even unsettling mix of the classical and medieval. Yet it was, according to Professor Harl, ´´without a doubt the greatest state in Christendom through much of the Middle Ages,´´ and well worth our attention as a way to widen our perspective on everything from the decline of imperial Rome to the rise of the Renaissance. In a series of 24 tellingly detailed lectures, you´ll learn how the Greek-speaking empire of Byzantium, or East Rome, occupied a crucial place in both time and space that began with Constantine the Great and endured for more than a millennium - a crucible where peoples, cultures, and ideas met and melded to create a world at once Eastern and Western, Greek and Latin, classical and Christian. And you´ll be dazzled by the achievements of Byzantium´s emperors, patriarchs, priests, monks, artists, architects, scholars, soldiers, and officials Preserving and extending the literary, intellectual, and aesthetic legacy of Classical and Hellenistic Greece Carrying forward path-breaking Roman accomplishments in law, politics, engineering, architecture, urban design, and military affairs Deepening Christian thought while spreading the faith to Russia and the rest of what would become the Orthodox world Developing Christian monastic institutions Shielding a comparatively weak and politically fragmented western Europe from the full force of eastern nomadic and Islamic invasions Fusing classical, Christian, and eastern influences Helping to shape the course of the Humanist revival and the Renaissance PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth W. Harl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000346/bk_tcco_000346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Despite his towering presence in premodern Persian letters, Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz of Shiraz (d. 1390) remains an elusive and opaque character for many. In order to look behind the hyperbole that surrounds Hafiz´s poetry and penetrate the quasi-hagiographical film that obscures the poet himself, this book attempts a contextualisation of Hafiz that is at once socio-political, historical, and literary. Here, Hafiz´s ghazals (short, monorhyme, broadly amorous lyric poems) are read comparatively against similar texts composed by his less-studied rivals in the hyper competitive, imitative, and profoundly intertextual environment of fourteenth-century Shiraz. By bringing Hafiz´s lyric poetry into productive, detailed dialogue with that of the counterhegemonic satirist, ´Ubayd Zakani (d. 1371), and the marginalised Jahan-Malik Khatun (d. after 1391; the most prolific female poet of premodern Iran), our received understanding of this most iconic of stages in the development of the Persian ghazal is disrupted, and new avenues for literary exploration open up. Looking beyond the particular milieu of Shiraz, this study re-assesses Hafiz´s place in the Persian poetic canon through reading his poems alongside those produced by professional poets in other major centres of Persian literary activity who enjoyed comparable fame in the fourteenth century. Recognising the aesthetic achievements of his contemporaries does not diminish the splendour of Hafiz´s, rather it forces us to accept that Hafiz was but one member of a band of poets who jostled for the limelight in competing, often intersecting, patronage and reception networks that facilitated intense cultural exchange between the cities of post-Mongol Iran and Iraq. Hafiz´s ghazals, characterised as they are by conscious and deliberate hybridity, ambiguity, and polysemy, are products of a creative mind bent on experimenting with genre. While in no way seeking to deny the mystical stratum of the Persian ghazal in its fourteenth-century manifestation, this study emphasises the courtly and profane dimensions of the form, and regards Hafiz through a sober lens with keen attention to his dynamic role at the heart of a vibrant poetic community that was at once both fiercely local and boldly cosmopolitan.