First published in 1984, Silver Cities rapidly became a classic in the history of photography and in the then-nascent field of visual culture studies Now this vastly expanded edition presents a lively interdisciplinary history of the first centuryof urban photography in America Silver Cities envisions the transformation of American civilization овалш via mass-produced and mass-disseminated photography of cities made between 1839 and the onset of World War II In the nineteenth and early wentieth centuries, urban photographers were visual explorers of the rapidly evolving urban sphere, but their understanding of that environment was defined by the prevailing cultural prejudices To examine their visual products is to educate ourselves in he deepest concerns of American culture in the century of its transformation from agrarian youth to urbane maturity Readers new to the book will find a richly illustrated cultural history of American photography, with familiar names and newly discoveed figures Those familiar with the original will find the new edition fresh and surprising, exploring issues of race, gender, and ethnic identity and analyzing the ways media contribute to the power of the dominant culture Longer and broader in its scop, with a vastly expanded collection of illustrations, the new edition surveys cities small and large, delves deeper into the twentieth century, and gives names to once-anonymous contributors and locations to once-mysterious places About the first ediion: "A fascinating overview of nineteenth-century urban photography "--Gunther Barth, American Historical Review. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 440 стр ISBN 0826331785.
Jet Age Photographer: The Aviation Photography of Russell Adams артикул 1923a.
Russell Adams FRPS (1912-2000) was probably the pioneer photographer of the jet age His dramatic air-to-air photographs of Britain's early jet fighters like the Gloster Meteor and Javelin regularly graced the pages of magazines and newspapers at home and overseas in the 1950s and early 60s In fact, his photographs remain so popular that they are овамб still used today with regularity by the aviation press Russell Adams' photographs so impressed his employers, the Gloster Aircraft Company, that in 1950 they made him their photographer Unusually for the time, much of his work was air-to-air photography of the aircraft themselves, mainly Meteors and Javelins on test flights In fact, Russell's photographic work was of such a high standard that he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society This stunningly illustrated album showcases Adams' very best work, supported by accurate and detailed captions Adams actually flew aerobatic routines himself as a passenger in a camera aircraft, enabling him to get close to the display aircraft The adrenaline kick of such high performance flying is vividly captured in his photographs. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 224 стр ISBN 0750940093.
Who the Hell's in It : Conversations with Hollywood's Legendary Actors артикул 1925a.
Book DescriptionPeter Bogdanovich, known primarily as a director, film historian and critic, has been working with professional actors all his life He started out as an actor (he debuted on the stage in his sixth-grade production of Finian’s Rainbow); he watched actors work (he went to the theater every week from the age of thirteen and saw every овамг important show on, or off, Broadway for the next decade); he studied acting, starting at sixteen, with Stella Adler (his work with her became the foundation for all he would ever do as an actor and a director) Now, in his new book, Who the Hell’s in It, Bogdanovich draws upon a lifetime of experience, observation and understanding of the art to write about the actors he came toknow along the way; actors he admired from afar; actors he worked with, directed, befriended Among them: Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, John Cassavetes, Charlie Chaplin, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Ben Gazzara, AudreyHepburn, Boris Karloff, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Frank Sinatra, and James Stewart Bogdanovich captures—in their words and his—their work, their individual styles, what made them who they were, what gave them their appeal and why they’ve continued to be America’s iconic actors On Lillian Gish: “the first virgin hearth goddess of the screen a valiant and courageous symbol of fortitude and love through all distress ” On Marlon Brando: “He challenged himself never to be the same from picture to picture, refusing to become the kind of film star the studio system had invented and thrived upon—the recognizable human commodity each new film was built around The funny thing is that Brando’s charismatic screen persona was vividly apparent despite the multiplicity of his guises Brando always remains recognizable, a star-actor in spite of himself ” Jerry Lewis to Bogdanovich on the first laugh Lewis ever got onstage: “I was five years old My mom and dad had a tux made—I worked in the borscht circuit with them—and I came out and I sang, ‘Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?’ the big hit at the time It was 1931, and I stopped the show—naturally—a five-year-old in a tuxedo is not going to stop the show? And I took a bow and my foot slipped and hit one of the floodlights and it exploded and the smoke and the sound scared me so I started to cry The audience laughed—they were hysterical So I knew I had to get the rest of my laughs the rest of my life, breaking, sitting, falling, spinning ” John Wayne to Bogdanovich, on the early years of Wayne’s careerwhen he was working as a prop man: “Well, I’ve naturally studied John Ford professionally as well as loving the man Ever since the first time I walked down his set as a goose-herder in 1927 They needed somebody from the prop department to keep the geese from getting under a fake hill they had for Mother Machree at Fox I’d been hired because Tom Mix wanted a box seat for the USC football games, and so they promised jobs to Don Williams and myself and a couple of the players They buried us over in the properties department, and Mr Ford’s need for a goose-herder just seemed to fit my pistol ” These twenty-six portraits and conversations are unsurpassed in their evocation of a certain kind of great movie star thathas vanished Bogdanovich’s book is a celebration and a farewell From the Hardcover edition Автор Питер Богданович Peter Bogdanovich Питер Богданович родился 30 июля 1939 года в Кингстоне (штат Нью-Йорк, США) Вырос на Манхэттене, в пятнадцать лет стал заниматься в актерской студии Стеллы Адлер, и свой творческий путь он начал как театральный актер и режиссер Однако впоследствии. 2005 г 544 стр ISBN 0345480023.
Бакунин артикул 1927a.
Издание 1970 года Сохранность отличная Михаил Александрович Бакунин - одна из самых сложных и противоречивых фигур русского и европейского революционного движения В книге овами представлены иллюстрации Автор Наталья Пирумова. Серия: Жизнь замечательных людей.
Adventures of a Jelly Baby артикул 1929a.
Book DescriptionJudy Cornwell is an award-winning actress who has been delighting audiences for nearly fifty years, most recently playing Daisy in the long-running television series Keeping Up Appearances In this charming memoir she describes her childhood growing up in Britain during the war, and then in Australia where her family emigrated овамн Returning to Britain she became a professional dancer and comedienne in her teens, working her act between the nudes at the Windmill Theatre before learning the ropes as a young actress in rep Her long career includes roles in radio's The Navy Lark, the controversial play Oh, What A Lovely War, her own tv comedy series Moody and Pegg, and several seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company. 2006 г 403 стр ISBN 0283070013.
No Rocking Chair for Me: Memoirs of a Vibrant Woman Still Seeking Adventure in Her 90s артикул 1922a.
Book DescriptionNo Rocking Chair for Me is the inspiring memoir of a delightful story teller Learn why Faity, as everyone calls her, was drafted to mix drinks for Thomas Wolfe, the best-selling author of Look Homeward Angel, and how she landed the role of a Mexican cook in the Broadway hit, The Petrified Forest, starring Leslie Howard Discover why оваль Faity rode a motorcycle in Indonesia when she was 78 and starred in a commercial called "The Stripper" at 88 It's hard not to be moved by the recollections of this energetic woman who never let personal tragedy (being orphaned at 11, losing her only daughter, contracting breast cancer, etc ) stop her from helping others or from having a good time Faity's inimitable zest for life iscontagious and her secrets of longevity are a real inspiration to all ages. 2004 г 226 стр ISBN 0595304540.
Александр Гумбольдт артикул 1924a.
Книга о великом немецком ученом- естествоиспытателе и путешественнике, внесшем неоценимый вклад в развитие целого ряда естественнонаучных дисциплин, а также много сделавшем овамв для популяризации этих наук В 1829 году Гумбольдт совершил путешествие по России в научных целях, чем во многом содействовал оживлению научных изысканий в области геологии, географии, ботаники, геодезии вообще и применительно к природе России в частности Сокращенный перевод с немецкого Г Шевченко Автор Герберт Скурла. Серия: Жизнь замечательных людей.
Along The Edge Of Daylight: Photographic Travels From Nebraska And The Great Plains (Great Plains Photography Series) артикул 1926a.
These unique and remarkable photographs of the Great Plains, taken by Georg Joutras over the span of two decades, show the breathtaking grandeur of prairie and sky, the sometimes nuanced, other times brilliant colors of earth and evening light, the titanic scale of clouds and sun and horizon, and the intimate postures of its wild creatures Joutras's овамж Great Plains are photographed from the heart, with reverence and wonder at the miraculously preserved ancient environment through which he pilgrimages His powerful images conduct an unmediated sensuous immersion in nature, evoking the feel of the wind, the smell of earth, the sounds of sandhill cranes, the wary, watchful eyes of predators or prey, and an aura of simultaneous wildness and repose These photographs, executed with boldness yet conceived and understood in humility, are glimpses of a transcendent world of light, color, and suspended time that we are privileged to witness These magnificent images-including both landscapes and wildlife portraits-are accompanied by a searching examination of all that it means to photograph the plains and its creatures Beyond the physical challenges, the distances trekked, and the opportunities lost, what emerges is the joy in sharing the wildness and the vastness, the antiquity and the innocence, the fragility and the vitality of this unique land bounded by earth, sky, and light Georg Joutras is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer whose studio is located in the Historic Haymarket District in Lincoln, Nebraska. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 144 стр ISBN 0803226039.
Anna May Wong : From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend артикул 1928a.
Book Description Anna May Wong was one of Hollywood's most well-known Chinese American actresses Between 1919 and 1960, she starred in over fifty movies, sharing billing with Douglas Fairbanks, Sr , Marlene Dietrich and Werner Oland Her life, though, is the prototypical story of an immigrant's difficult path through the prejudices of American овамл culture Born in Los Angeles in 1905, she was the second daughter of six children born to a laundryman and his wife Her life there fuelled her fascination with Hollywood and, in 1919 she secured a small part in her first film, The Red Lantern Her most famous film roles were in Thief of Baghdad, Old San Francisco and Shanghai Express Discrimination against Asians, though, was commonplace and when it came time to make a film version of Pearl Buck's The Good Earth, she was passed over for the role that was ultimately given to the Luise Rainer In a narrative that recalls both the pathos of life in Los Angeles's Chinese neighborhoods and the glamour of Hollywood's pleasure palaces, Graham Hodges recounts the life of a Hollywood legend. 2004 г 304 стр ISBN 0312293194.
Герои 1863 Сборник артикул 1930a.
Издание 1964 года Сохранность хорошая Книга советских историков рассказывает о трагической истории народного восстания 1863 - 1864 годов, о традициях дружбы и совместной борьбы овамп русского, польского, украинского, белорусского и литовского народов Перед читателем предстанет десять портретов выдающихся революционеров-демократов, героев и вождей народного восстания В книге представлены иллюстрации. Серия: Жизнь замечательных людей.