Sacred to the Cherokee, logged by entrepreneurs and preserved by visionaries, the highest peak in the Smoky Mountains has a diverse and varied history. A background intermingled with discovery, war, spirituality, tragedy, inspiration and natural beauty, Clingmans Dome stands sentinel over Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Secret, untold and unique stories unravel through the intriguing details that go beyond the iconic spiral observation deck to include the adjoining areas so intrinsically linked. Illustrated with photographs and presented in a straight forward and easy to read format, the fascinating insight provides a unique perspective into this distinctive peak and the surrounding slopes. In the shadows of Clingmans Dome, a great national park evolved, the idea for the Wilderness Society was kindled, Cherokee hid to avoid the Trail of Tears, a two thousand mile hiking trail crests no higher and a postage stamp featured the magnificent artwork supplied by the setting sun. Rising above the Southern Appalachians to an elevation of 6,643 feet, the early history of the summit was influenced by Native Americans and European Explorers, the landscape modernized by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Mission 66, and the natural beauty is currently under attack by a nearly microscopic intruder. Known to the Cherokee as Kuwahi and the early European settlers as Smoky Dome, the story of what is now the most accessible peak in the Smoky Mountains is captured. The remarkable history of Clingmans Dome is revealed highlighting the fascinating natural, historical and cultural gem that stands prominently over the Smoky Mountains. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank B. Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017971/bk_acx0_017971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dorata Sajewska proposes an innovative perspective for looking back at the formative process of Polish modernity, delving into repressed areas of experience connected with World War I and the ensuing emancipatory movements. Underpinning modern Polish nationhood, she reveals, is not only a Romantic myth of independence but also the up-close horrors of fratricidal warfare and the pacifist aspirations of those confronted with its violence. Searching for traces of memory in precarious bodies inflicted with the violence of war, Necroperformance implores us to acknowledge the fragility of life as it actively reinforces an attitude of respect for the right to live. Sajewska constructs here an alternative culture archive, conjuring it from compoundly-mediatized historical remnants-bodies, documents, artworks, and cultural writings-that demand to be recognized in non-canonical reflection on our past. Her chief objective is to understand the social impact of remains and their place in culture, and by examining the body and corporality in artistic practices, social and cultural performances, she strives to identify both the fragmentariness of memory and the discontinuity of history, and finally, to reinstate the body´s (or its documental remains´) historical and political dimension.
Packed with slasher movie reviews and illustrated with an extensive collection of distinctive and often graphic color poster artwork, The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition also looks at the political, cultural, and social influences on the slasher movie and its own effect on other film genres.
This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity´s heritage. Now, with a new introduction and full-colour artwork, t
Baroque, the cultural period extending from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century, created some of the world´s most striking monuments, music, artworks, and literature. This Handbook goes beyond all existing studies by presenting Baroque not only as a style, but also as a global cultural phenomenon arising in response to enormous religious, political, and technological changes.
Ten art historical, cultural and literary essays by international experts, lavishly illustrated, including unpublished artwork, cast new light on the artistic oeuvre and life of Jeanne Mammen (1890-1976), reflecting the current state of research, with emphasis on her artistic roots and cultural relations between Germany and France. An extensive biography of the artist who shaped the image of the ´´Golden Twenties´´ and likewise portrayed the dark sides of the Weimar Republic completes the volume. Born in Berlin, Mammen grew up in France after 1900. She received her formal art training as a painter and graphic artist in Paris, Brussels, and Rome. At the outbreak of World War I, her family had to flee France and returned to Berlin in 1915, where Jeanne Mammen lived until 1976. The French cultural background of her youth fundamentally influenced her creative personality and artistic style. In her artwork she combined traditional elements of European art with what she encountered in Germany - an impressive example for the artistic and cultural exchange between Germany and France.
A ´´Where´s Wally?´´ style exploration of the work of New York artist Andy Warhol, which also features scenes of past cultural mileus, such as the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the corridors of the Bauhaus art school. Spot famous people and artworks throughout the book!
The seminal artist´s recent art and poster works, and his triumphant return to his street-art roots with murals, all in work never before published. ?Shepard Fairey rose out of the skateboarding scene, creating his ´´Andre the Giant Has a Posse´´ sticker campaign in the late ´80s, and has since achieved a mainstream recognition that most street artists never find. Fairey´s ´´Hope´´ poster, created during Obama´s 2008 presidential campaign, is arguably the most iconic American image since Uncle Sam. Fairey has become a pop-culture icon himself, though he has remained true to his street-art roots. OBEY: Covert to Overt showcases his most recent evolution from works on paper to grander art installations, cross-cultural artworks, and music/art collaborations. The book also includes his ubiquitous streetwear and chronicles his return to public artworks. His signature blend of politics, street culture, and art makes Fairey unlike any other subculture/street artist working today. This book showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years: street murals, mixed-media installations, art/music events, countless silk screens, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand.
Arabicity reflects on four decades of the aesthetic, conceptual and socio-political concerns of contemporary Arab artists. Beautifully produced, it features over 200 artworks by fifty Arab artists including Bahia Shehab, Ayman Baalbaki, Hassan Hajjaj and Raeda Saadeh, who explore their cultural heritage, and themes such as memory, destruction, and conflict, with great warmth, humour and visual poetry. Whether through video art, painting, photography or installation, these artists challenge the confines of their identity, resisting stereotyping and reshaping the parameters of their cultural traditions. In their diverse media and subject matter, their works reflect the pulse of the region. In chaos they discover what endures.