Jeff Brouws has spent the last 30 years photographing various aspects of the American cultural landscape, often assembling typologies of common architectural forms in everyday environments. In Silent Monoliths he documents a variety of concrete coaling towers standing dormant in isolated brownfields or along active railroad lines. Built between 1907 and ´56 these remnants of railroading´s past were once used to dispense coal into steam locomotives. Seemingly impervious to the vicissitudes of time, decay or outright removal, these sculptural examples of former industrial brawn recall an earlier technological era most of us never witnessed. Because of this we glimpse-in real time-what Walker Evans once termed the ´´historical contemporary´´ of the modern world. Brouws practices an evidentiary form of photography, taking stand-alone portraits of coaling towers in homage to Hilla and Bernd Becher, as well as wider views revealing their broader contexts and landscapes. These two approaches reflect his dual interests in the New Topographics from the 1970s, as well as the compiling of typologies-a style of image making with historic roots traceable to the invention of photography itself as seen by Louis Daguerre´s photo of his fossil collection and William Henry Fox Talbot´s botanical photograms. Brouws´ coaling towers emerge in dialogue with these nineteenth- and twentieth-century predecessors.
This program identifies the key elements of a first impression, and offers some skill-building tips on how to maximize yours. Topics covered include the five different aspects of who you are - your ´´Image Rainbow´´ - and how they impact your image, as well as how to jumpstart your way to a better overall image. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Tony Alessandra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/ales/000022/sp_ales_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Father Donavon held within him a terrible resolve. At every church he was assigned there would be complaints about his character. He was a good priest and he lived according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Still, there existed a horrid undertone of discontent and ambition within him. The Church didn´t really know what to do with him. If no one would work with Donavon, he was to be given his own church. Upon taking command of Saint Marcus Church, Donavon entered a bizarre world that only Poe or Lovecraft could have created. An attractive and out-of-place housekeeper named Anna. Donavon´s nightly dreams would flood with images of her lovely body. An old priest named Mavis who held within him a ´´terrible secret´´ which could only be controlled with a permanent drunken stupor. A church no one in the neighborhood seemed to remember or worshiped within. Secrets within secrets, clouded occasionally with an overcast of mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Darrah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040101/bk_acx0_040101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Hispanic Image on the Silver Screen:An Interpretive Filmography from Silents Into Sound 1898-1935 Alfred Charles Richard
Michael Kenna is an artist for whom the subject is above all the opportunity for a tremendous but constant variation in his view of the world. Kennas photographs captivate viewers through their silent drama and magnetism. This title surveys the works of this highly acclaimed contemporary photographer.
You have a voice. And you have God´s permission to use it.In some communities, certain voices are amplified and elevated while others are erased and suppressed. It can be hard to speak up, especially in the ugliness of social media. Power dynamics keep us silent and marginalized, especially when race, ethnicity, and gender are factors. What can we do about it?Activist Kathy Khang roots our voice and identity in the image of God. Because God created us in our ethnicity and gender, our voice is uniquely expressed through the totality of who we are. We are created to speak, and we can both speak up for ourselves and speak out on behalf of others. Khang offers insights from faithful heroes who raised their voices for the sake of God´s justice, and she shows how we can do the same today, in person, in social media, in organizations, and in the public square.Be silent no more. If you have wondered when and how to speak, hear God´s invitation to you to find and steward your authentic voice, whether in word or deed, to communicate the good news in a messed-up world. As you discern God´s voice calling you to speak, you will discover how your voice sounds as you express God´s heart to others. And the world will hear you loud and clear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathy Khang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003596/bk_hove_003596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a boat drifts into a New England port with all its crew dead, only a shipboard statue knows what took place. Can a boy carved from wood reveal the secret? Can a love-struck apprentice find the girl of his dreams by following a weathervane with a figure of Saint Crispin, patron saint of shoemakers? After a lifetime of making statues of the wealthy and powerful, what will the Italian sculptor Zorelli do when he is hired not by a human, but a ghost?Paul Fleischman is the master of invention in books for young readers. In this new edition of his classic Newbery Honor-winning book, he gives listeners, readers, and writers a special gift. First he spins three spellbinding stories in which silent objects manage to communicate. Then, in a new afterword, he explains how he found his own voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael, Susan Denaker, Lincoln Hoppe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000321/bk_lili_000321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can the mind be free? 3 February 1969. Duration: 99 minutes. The society in which we live is the result of our psychological state. Where there is fear there is aggression. For most of us, freedom is something that we don’t want. Inaction is total action. What is the machinery that builds images? Questions from the audience followed the talk. Thought sustains fear and pleasure. 4 February 1969. Duration: 67 minutes. To understand relationship and to end the conflict in it is our entire problem. Can man live at peace within himself and outwardly? In relationship one becomes aware of the actual state of oneself. The man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free man, a peaceful man. What is fear? Can thought be silent? Conduct becomes virtuous only when thought doesn’t cultivate what it considers virtue. How is it possible to look at the sunset without thought weaving pleasure or pain around it? Questions from the audience follow the talk. Life, death and love. 5 February 1969. Duration: 69 minutes. What is it that we call living? How can a confused mind find somebody who will tell the truth? When there is no comparison, no opposite, and you are actually faced with the fact of anger, then is there anger? Without knowing what sorrow is, understanding its nature and structure, we shall not know what love is. What is it to die? One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. It is only the mind that has shed all its burdens every day, ended every problem, that is an innocent mind. Then life has a different meaning altogether. Then one can find out what love is. True revolution. 6 February 1969. Duration: 67 minutes. What is a religious mind? Must one go to an expert to tell us what the unconscious is, or can one find it for oneself? Through the negation of disorder, order comes into being. It is only 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jiddu Krishnamurti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mybk/000274/bk_mybk_000274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.