Drawn into a strange quest by a bird and a sword, a lone warrior travels across a silent landscape of smoke and dirt and bone, searching for the Thousand Demon Tree and the hope of a new world that lies beyond it in Love´s follow-up to Notes From the Shadowed City storybook.
The photographer Linnart Unger takes pictures of parked buses, trucks and camping vans in all variations on the urban streets. The focus is on classics that were built in the 70´s - 80´s. The mobile homes are silent witnesses of lived adventures and as individual as their owners themselves. And they are perfect projection surfaces for stressed city dwellers and, of course, inspirational potential for every DIYer.
For his Instagram project ´´Vans of Berlin´´ the Berlin-based Linnart Unger photographs parked buses, trucks and camper vans in all variations on the streets. The focus is on classics that were built in the 70´s and 80´s. The mobile homes are silent witnesses of lived adventures and as individual as their owners themselves. And they are perfect projection surfaces for stressed city dwellers and, of course, inspirational potential for every DIYer.
People like to keep certain distances between themselves and other people or thigns. And this invisible bubble of space that constitutes each person´s ´´territory´´ is one of the key dimensions of modern society. Edward T. Hall, author of The Silent Language, introduced the science of proxemics to demonstrate how man´s use of space can affect personal and business reltions, cross-cultural interactions, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal. ´´One of the few extraordinary books about mankind´s future which should be read by every thoughtful person.´´ -Chicago Tribune ´´This is a book of impressive genius, replete with unusually sharp observations.´´ -Richard J. Neutra, Landscape Architecture
Germany´s premier city, Berlin, is one of the fastest growing and intriguing in Europe. This guidebook, written by experienced travel writer Damien Simonis, expertly guides you through the varied land- and cityscapes that are today´s Berlin. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid, up-to-date photographs and nearly 20 detailed, full-color maps, this second edition gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to the center of the new Europe, from the historic and massive Reichstag building in the town center to the complex of museums and gardens at the former royal palace in the west at Charlottenburg. Starting with a detailed introduction to Berlin´s unique history, food, land, and culture--factors that have clearly shaped the distinctive volksgeist of the German people--the book then explores each of the neighborhoods that make up the city. Among the sights: the city´s grand pastoral thoroughfare in the center of town, Unter Den Linden; the Forum of Culture, home of Berlin´s concert hall and several excellent museums; the Tiergarden, the large central park that constitutes some of metropolis´s extensive green space; the quiet woods, rivers, and lakelands of Berlin´s far west; and the many world-class museums clustered on Museum Island in the east. In addition, an ´´Excursions´´ chapter steers you to the best day trips out of the city. Special features give comprehensive information on many diverse topics such as the story of the Berlin Wall; the city´s Jewish community; and a look at Berlin´s famous Christmas markets. The book also presents mapped, guided walks and tours through some of the city´s most fascinating areas, including a walk through Red Berlin and a drive through the Mecklenburg lake district. Experiential sidebars--such as reliving the feel of pre-war Berlin at a silent-movie theater or visiting the city´s famed museums when they´re open all night--show you details on how to immerse yourself in Berlin´s culture. In addition, a thorough Travelwise section provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas. Whether you´re visiting Kurfürstendamm, Berlin´s main shopping street, revisiting history in front of the Brandenburg Gate, or strolling Frederick the Great´s sumptuous palaces and gardens at Potsdam, National Geographic Traveler: Berlin has everything you need to make your trip a memorable one. The National Geographic Traveler series is aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and look to a guidebook for expert advice and insider tips from a trustworthy source. We offer ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the feel of each destination not easily found online.
Shorlisted for the Women´s Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel Award Booker-winning novelist Pat Barker imagines the untold story of the women at the heart of history´s greatest epic ´Magnificent... You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers´ Evening Standard ´Chilling, powerful, audacious... A searing twist on The Iliad. Amid the recent slew of rewritings of the great Greek myths and classics, Barker´s stands out for its forcefulness of purpose and earthy compassion´ The Times ´A stunning return to form´ Observer There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now... Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story? Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness history forgot. ´Make[s] you reflect on the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, the women throughout history who have been told by men to forget their trauma... You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers´ Evening Standard Praise for Pat Barker: ´Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation´ Sunday Telegraph ´She is not only a fine chronicler of war but of human nature´ Independent ´Barker is a writer of crispness and clarity and an unflinching seeker of the germ of what it means to be human´ Herald ´You go to her for plain truths, a driving storyline and a clear eye, steadily facing the history of our world´ Guardian
Track Listing 1. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) 2. Deck the Halls (Welsh) 3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 4. The Holy City, sacred ballad for voice & piano (or orchestra and chorus, ad lib) 5. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra (´´Minuit, Chrétiens,´´ ´´O Holy Night´´) 6. White Christmas, song (from ´´Holiday Inn´´) 7. Walking in the Air, song, Op. 317a (for the film ´´The Snowman´´) 8. December Lights, for orchestra 9. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English) 10. Mary´s Little Boy Child, song 11. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles) 12. Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American) 13. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach´s Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) 14. From Heaven High I Come to You (Vom Himmel hoch), carol medley for violin & salon orchestra 15. O Little Town of Bethlehem 16. Every Year Anew (Alle Jahre wieder), carol medley for violin & salon orchestra 17. Petit Papa Noël, song 18. Sleep Little Jesus (Slaap nu mijn Jezuke) 19. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
Kevin Ridgeway was raised in Whittier, CA. He has lived in New York City, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine. He attended Goddard College but abandoned his studies for a failed early marriage, followed by several lost years suffering from untreated bipolar disorder during which time he embarked on a drunken public library and used book store self education with silent movies playing on his t.v. set and old school rock n roll grooving from his turntable. He began contributing to the small, independent and underground presses in 2010, and has remained prolifc ever since. He is the author of nine chapbooks of poetry. A two-time Pushcart Prize and two-time Best of the Net nominee, he lives and writes in Long Beach, CA.
Hans Fallada´s Alone in Berlin begins in Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the news that their beloved son has been killed fighting in France. Shocked out of their quiet existence, they begin a silent campaign of defiance, and a deadly game of cat and mouse develops between the Quangels and the ambitious Gestapo inspector Escherich. When petty criminals Kluge and Borkhausen also become involved, deception, betrayal and murder ensue, tightening the noose around the Quangels´ necks...