Of All That Ends Suddenly, in spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes of jealousy, swan songs, social satire, and moments of happiness.Only an ageing artist who had once more cheated death could get to work with such wisdom, defiance and wit. A wealth of touching stories is condensed into artful miniatures. In a striking interplay of poetry, lyric prose and drawings, Grass creates his final, major work of art.A moving farewell gift, a sensual, melancholy summation of a life fully lived.
Sing For Your Life The touching, triumphant story of a young black man′s journey from violence and despair to one of the world′s most elite artistic institutions, as if The Blind Side were set in the world of opera. Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and abusive.At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia′s juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future. In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York′s Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe′s most prestigious opera houses.SING FOR YOUR LIFE chronicles Ryan′s suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom. Daniel Bergner takes readers on Ryan′s path toward redemption, introducing us to a cast of memorable characters--including the two teachers from his childhood who redirect his rage into music, and his long-lost father who finally reappears to hear Ryan sing. Bergner illuminates all that it takes--technically, creatively--to find and foster the beauty of the human voice. And Sing for Your Life sheds unique light on the enduring and complex realities of race in America.
Hoi An Panorama Photographer Neil Featherstone takes you on a journey through the historic and and atmospherics streets of Hoi An and its surrounds. Each hand selected photograph aims to show a slice of life, from the iconic Japanese Bridge to the tottering Old House and temples, the stylish bars and restaurants and then out to the river, the beaches and the bucolic countryside. Whether you have already visited Hoi An and would like a visual keepsake of this extraordinary place or you are planning to visit and would like a foretaste of what you will experience, this book aims to give a broad visual representation of this charming place and it′s people.
Experimental Eco-Design Balance is the theme of this year′s Baden-Wurttemberg International Design Award: the products selected must offer consumers and viewers inner harmony and equilibrium. They were evaluated according to the following criteria: their ergonomic and design quality as well as environmental friendliness, innovation content and quality of workmanship. Of the 440 entries, ranging from a shower head to a car, an international jury selected nine objects to be awarded the International Design Prize in gold; fifty-nine more won silver medals. The finalists′ work will be presented to a broader public at an exhibition in the Stuttgart Haus der Wirtschaft in 2003. Since last year the state of Baden Wurttemberg has concomitantly awarded the Mia Seeger Prize for Junior Designers with the aim of providing a foum for young talent and thus promoting the next generation of designers. 'About this title' may belong to another edition of this title.
Libraries This book presents recently completed libraries from around the world. Readers will experience how the architects deal with the special functions of the library setting, how they combine architecture and books, and how they reflect local architecture styles. Both architecture and interior design are covered, making this a practical reference for professional architects and interior designers.
Bunny Williams′ Scrapbook For Living Bunny Williams is renowned for her glamorous design and attention to every little detail in her clients’ homes. Using her incredible knowledge of design and decor, and drawing on her wealth of experience, Williams takes the reader through several homes room by room, showing creative ways to organize and add personal touches. From dining rooms (place a chest of drawers near the dining table to store flatware, napkins, place mats, and votives) to lighting (place sconces on the wall at eye level to cut the glare from ceiling lights), and pets (find interesting flat-bottom bowls for water small Chinese fish bowls or the bottom of a porcelain tureen work perfectly!), Williams empowers the reader with her practical and inspiring tips for making a house a home.
Cover Art By The album cover is a subject of perennial interest among graphic designers. Sleeve design remains a popular subject for college projects, and many young working designers aspire to design for the music industry. Revealing state-of-the-art contemporary music graphics, Cover Art By: is packed with more than 400 examples of sleeve art. As well as CD and album covers, the insides of CD booklets and the backs of vinyl sleeves are shown. The book opens with an in-depth essay reviewing the current scene, then focuses on the work of 30 international designers/labels who are the most influential in the field, making this a must-have for designers and students, as well as music industry professionals and fans.
The Fundamentals Of Sonic Arts and Sound Design Sound is all around. In movies. On TV. On the radio. Now the idea that sound can be an artistic medium in its own right is shaking the art world. Written by an authority in the field, The Fundamentals of Sonic Arts and Sound Design describes and begins the process of defining this entirely new subject. Topics covered include new and radical approaches to sound recording, performance, installation works and exhibitions, plus visits with sonic artists and sound designers. Designed for students, yet packed with exciting examples of the principles and practice of this new art form, this book is on the cutting edge where technology and art meet.
Architect Of Photography Architect of Photography not only features a visual narrative of buildings which have been photographed by Eugeni Pons, it also examines and highlights the different architectural elements that are captured by the camera, as directed by the photographer′s critical and sensible eye. This book presents a selection of photographs according to the subjects of Geometry, Volume and Space, Repetition and Modulation, Color, Light and Shadow, Reflection and Transparency, and Abstraction.
Sample House III: European Garden Including cases about over 60 latest sample house, this book introduces and illustrates the British and French style sample house. It is a practical book, suitable for high-end interior designers, ordinary interior design staff and those going to decorate their houses.