Mona Lisa Overdrive

Autore: William Gibson
Editore: Spectra
ISBN: 0307831191
Grandezza: 52,77 MB
Formato: PDF
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William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world--lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting--where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.

Global

Autore: Kate Pickering
Editore:
ISBN: 9780230032828
Grandezza: 30,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7486
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After Her Brain Broke

Autore: Susan Inman
Editore: Bridgeross Communications
ISBN: 0981003788
Grandezza: 42,86 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3421
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"With an introduction by Sen. Michael Kirby, Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada"--Cover.

Closely Watched Films

Autore: Marilyn Fabe
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520959019
Grandezza: 61,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7049
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How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron’s Avatar, and ending with an epilogue on digital media, Closely Watched Films focuses on exemplary works of fourteen film directors whose careers together span the history of the narrative film. Lively and down-to-earth, this concise introduction provides a broad, complete, and yet specific picture of visual narrative techniques that will increase readers' excitement about and knowledge of the possibilities of the film medium. Shot-by-shot analyses of short passages from each film ground theory in concrete examples. Fabe includes original and well-informed discussions of Soviet montage, realism and expressionism in film form, classical and modern sound theory, the classic Hollywood film, Italian neorealism, the French New Wave, auteur theory, modernism and postmodernism in film, political cinema, feminist film theory and practice, and narrative experiments in new digital media. Encompassing the earliest silent films as well as those that exploit the most recent technological innovations, this book gives us the particulars of how film—arguably the most influential of contemporary forms of representation—constitutes our pleasure, influences our thoughts, and informs our daily reality. Updated to include a discussion of 3-D and advanced special effects, this tenth anniversary edition is an essential film studies text for students and professors alike.

Scribes Script And Books

Autore: Leila Avrin
Editore: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910386
Grandezza: 48,81 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9603
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In this detailed overview of the history of the handmade book, Avrin looks at the development of scripts and styles of illumination, the making of manuscripts, and the technological processes involved in paper-making and book-binding.

Latin Palaeography

Autore: Bernhard Bischoff
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367264
Grandezza: 31,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9994
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First published in 1979, this work, by the greatest living authority on medieval palaeography, offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date account in any language of the history of Latin script. It contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance and outlines the history of book illumination. By setting the development of Latin script in its cultural context, it provides an unrivalled introduction to the nature of medieval Latin culture.

Canti

Autore: Giacomo Leopardi
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141978767
Grandezza: 15,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1820
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'So my mind sinks in this immensity: and foundering is sweet in such a sea' Revisited and reorganized over his lifetime, this extraordinary work was described by Leopardi as a 'reliquary' for his ideas, feelings and deepest preoccupations. It encompasses drastic shifts in tone and material, and includes early personal elegies and idylls; radical public poems on history and politics; philosophical satires; his great, dark, despairing odes such as 'To Silvia'; and later masterworks such as 'The Setting of the Moon', written not long before Leopardi's death. Infused with classical allusion and nostalgia, yet disarmingly modern in their spare, meditative style and their sense of alienation and scepticism, the Canti influenced the following two centuries of Western lyric poetry, and inspired thinkers and writers from Schopenhauer and Nietzsche to Beckett and Lowell. Jonathan Galassi's direct new translation sensitively responds to the musicality of the Canti, while his introduction discusses the paradoxes of Leopardi's life and work.

Almost Blue

Autore: Carlo Lucarelli
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099459434
Grandezza: 23,87 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6736
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A serial killer is terrorising the people of Bologna and rookie Detective Inspector Grazia Negro is determined to solve the case. She only has one witness who can identify the killer - and he is blind. Simone spends his nights listening to Chet Baker and scanning the radio waves of the city, eavesdropping on other people's lives. He imagines what people are like - based on the 'colour' of their voice - and his acute hearing sets alarm bells ringing when he tunes in to the killer. Together Simone and Negro are the only people able to stop the killer, before he closes in on Simone. From the diverse perspectives of the detective, the blind Simone and the killer, Lucarelli, master of Italian noir, weaves a gripping thriller.

Asp 3 0

Autore:
Editore: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN:
Grandezza: 22,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4934
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This guide combines coverage and real-world application, providing developers the foundation to build and implement interactive eBusiness websites. It covers issues such as security and reusability in ASP (Active Server Pages).

First Book For The Guitar

Autore: Frederick M. Noad
Editore: G Schirmer Incorporated
ISBN: 9780793555154
Grandezza: 57,12 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4559
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(Guitar Method). A beginner's manual to the classical guitar. Uses a systematic approach using the interesting solo and duet music written by Noad, one of the world's foremost guitar educators. No musical knowledge is necessary. Student can progress by simple stages. Many of the exercises are designed for a teacher to play with the students. Will increase student's enthusiasm, therefore increasing the desire to take lessons.