Mona Lisa Overdrive

Autore: William Gibson
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473217431
Grandezza: 69,95 MB
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The ghost was her father's parting gift, presented by a black-clad secretary in a departure lounge at Narita.. Mona is a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is turned upside down when her pimp sells her to a plastic surgeon in New York and overnight she's turned into someone else. Angie Mitchell is a famous Hollywood Sense/Net star with a special talent. And despite the efforts of studio bosses to keep her in ignorance, Angie's started remembering things. Soon she'll discover who she really is . . . and why she doesn't need a deck in order to enter cyberspace. From inside the matrix, plots are set in motion and human beings are being played like pieces on a board. 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 . . .

After Her Brain Broke

Autore: Susan Inman
Editore: Bridgeross Communications
ISBN: 0981003788
Grandezza: 17,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7480
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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: 9780520937291
Grandezza: 60,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9323
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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 Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, 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.

Almost Blue

Autore: Carlo Lucarelli
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099459434
Grandezza: 46,99 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7429
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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.

Scribes Script And Books

Autore: Leila Avrin
Editore: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910386
Grandezza: 71,58 MB
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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: 49,55 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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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.

International Express Upper Intermediate

Autore: Rachel Appleby
ISBN: 9780194597432
Grandezza: 27,75 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1483
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New, interactive editions of the best-selling course for adult professional learners.

First Book For The Guitar

Autore: Frederick M. Noad
Editore: G Schirmer Incorporated
ISBN: 9780793555154
Grandezza: 48,69 MB
Formato: PDF
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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.

The Cambridge History Of Early Christian Literature

Autore: Frances Young
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521460835
Grandezza: 26,85 MB
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The writings of the Church Fathers form a distinct body of literature that shaped the early church and built upon the doctrinal foundations of Christianity established within the New Testament. Christian literature in the period c.100–c.400 constitutes one of the most influential textual oeuvres of any religion. Written mainly in Greek, Latin and Syriac, Patristic literature emanated from all parts of the early Christian world and helped to extend its boundaries. The History offers a systematic account of that literature and its setting. The works of individual writers in shaping the various genres of Christian literature is considered, alongside three general essays, covering distinct periods in the development of Christian literature, which survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context within which Christian literature arose and was used by Christians. This is a landmark reference book for scholars and students alike.

The Birth Of The Codex

Autore: Colin H. Roberts
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780197260616
Grandezza: 29,13 MB
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In The Codex, published in 1954, C.H. Roberts studied the process by which in the early centuries of our era the roll as the vehicle for literature was replaced by the codex, which has remained the format of the book ever since. New evidence that has accumulated in the last thirty years has set some of the problems in a new light and in this book, published here for the first time in paperback, the authors re-examine these and offer a different explanation for the remarkable part in the transformation played by the early Church.