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The Masters of Nature Photography
Each portfolio includes 10 pictures from each master photographer, selected specifically for this book. The images reflect each photographer's unique talent and perspective and showcase an incredible variety of subjects and styles, from striking animal portraits and arresting landscapes to underwarter photography and the beauty of plant life. Each of the 10 portfolios includes a profile of the photographer, which conveys the style of his photography as well as his influences and aims. Each picture will have a caption that focuses on why the picture is special for the photographer as well as describing telling the story behind or about it. Also including details of the equipment used, this is a sumptuous gift for nature lovers and professional and amateur photographers.
This volume presents a retrospective of the work of Czech photographer Saudek, who combines eroticism and aesthetics in a distinct style using elaborately painted backdrops and interior walls, magical costumes, and props. The essay by John Wood (poet and photographic historian) and James Wood (curat
Half awake and half asleep in the water
This series of images by Japanese photographer Asako Narahashi has been exhibited in Japan to wide acclaim; this monograph marks its first publication in book form. The photographs were made while the artist stood chest-deep in the ocean facing the shoreline; through them she accomplishes the extraction of the viewer's mind from its surrounding, and one finally succumbs to the hallucinatory power of the ocean. In the words of photographic historian, Kotaro Iizawa, "the feeling of being stranded, however, is strangely comforting."
How have we thought the body? How can we think it anew? The body of mortal creatures, the body politic, the body of letters and of laws, the mystical body of Christ-all these (and others) are incorporated in the word Corpus, the title and topic of Jean-Luc Nancy's masterwork.Corpus is a work of literary force at once phenomenological, sociological, theological, and philosophical in its multiple orientations and approaches. In thirty-six brief sections, Nancy offers us at once an encyclopedia and a polemical program-reviewing classical takes on the corpusfrom Plato, Aristotle, and Saint Paul to Descartes, Hegel, Husserl, and Freud, while demonstrating that the mutations (technological, biological, and political) of our own culture have given rise to the need for a new understanding of the body. He not only tells the story of this cultural change but also explores the promise and responsibilities that such a new understanding entails.The long-awaited English translation is a bold, bravura rendering. To the title essay are added five closely related recent pieces-including a commentary by Antonia Birnbaum-dedicated in large part to the legacy of the mind-body problemformulated by Descartes and the challenge it poses to rethinking the ancient problems of the corpus. The last and most poignant of these essays is The Intruder,Nancy's philosophical meditation on his heart transplant. The book also serves as the opening move in Nancy's larger project called The deconstruction of Christianity.
Disasters and the Media
Disasters in today's globalized world are becoming not only more frequent but, often, more catastrophic. The media play a critical role in communicating and making sense of these cataclysmic events. This book offers unique insights into how news media today make disasters culturally meaningful and politically important, drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work and recent examples. It looks at how globalization is affecting the meanings of disaster but also considers the continued relevance of nations and their citizens as interpretive frameworks. It examines how journalists' witnessing of disasters is changing in response to new technologies, including social media, and how the ideal of objectivity might be challenged by new, more emotional and more compassionate forms of story-telling premised on an injunction to care. Ultimately, the book calls attention to the media possibilities for addressing disasters as global social, political, cultural and economic events in which we all have a stake.
Philippe Halsman s Jump Book
Illustrious sitters jump as their photograph was taken, and the photographer reflects on the jumpers and non-jumpers
Black Crack in Iran
Tehran has a drug problem: Iranian crack addicts are finding their fix in steadily rising numbers. But the 'black crack' in Iran is made from heroin, not cocaine. With neighbouring Afghanistan and Pakistan still ranking as world leaders in the production of poppies and their derivatives, the flow of drugs into Iran has been hard to stem. Intent on documenting the plight of these addicts, Aslon Arfa struck out into the underbelly of modern Tehran, camera in tow, and compiled some devastating images. The results are raw and humanising, offering hope through exposure.
A Distant Neighborhood
Everyone dreams of going back to childhood - but when businessman Nakahara is catapulted back to his school days with his adult memories still intact, he sees his past in a different light. Two-time Eisner Award nominee Jiro Taniguchi takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey with what is widely considered to be his chef d'oeuvre to date.