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Selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, and then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out - a new language, something new under the sun. This book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows
The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs
by Greil Marcus
Is it possible to capture the spirit of Buddhist meditation, which depends so much upon silence and unspoken wisdom? Can this spirit be found after two millennia? This book reminds us that the Buddhist meditative tradition, geared to such concerns from its inception, has always been transmitted through texts.
The Spirit of Buddhist Meditation
by Sarah Shaw
Questions long-perceived views of post-World War II America and its position in the world, especially after Vietnam. The author details the challenges the economic transition of the 1970s and 1980s engendered as the US and Great Britain together actively pursued their shared ideal of an international assemblage of market-based democratic states.
America, Britain and a Disordered World
Explores Venice - not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. The author draws out major themes: the increasingly anachronistic but deeply embedded Catholic Church, and the two faces of modernization, consumerism versus culture.
Examining the breadth and depth of thirty-five years of work by Jeff Koons (b 1955), one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th century, this volume features all of his most famous pieces. In an overview essay, it examines the evolution of Koons' work and his development over the years.
04 September 2014
Author of Blindly, Claudio Magris, has won the prestigious 2014 Prize in Romance Languages by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL). Magris has been a professor of Germanic studies at the University of Trieste since 1978 and is the author of Danube.
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15 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
The National Gallery will exhibit Rembrandt’s late works, from the mid-1650s until his death at age 63. These years marked a time when Rembrandt actively searched for a new style of painting resulting in some of his most famous pieces including the ‘Jewish Bride’, ‘An Old Woman Reading’, ‘A Man in Armour’ and ‘A Young Woman Reading’.
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