Автор: Shirane Haruo Название: Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons ISBN: 0231152817 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231152815 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4538 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media. In "Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons," Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this imagery. Shirane discusses a wide array of representations of nature in the Japanese arts: textual (poetry, chronicles, tales), cultivated (gardens, flower arrangement), material (kimonos, screens), performative (noh, festivals), and gastronomic (tea ceremony, food rituals). He reveals how this kind of "secondary nature," which flourished in Japan`s urban environment, fostered and idealized a sense of harmony with the natural world just at the moment when nature began to recede from view. Illuminating the deeper meaning behind Japanese aesthetics and artifacts, Shirane also clarifies the use of natural and seasonal topics and the changes in their cultural associations and functions across history, genre, and community over more than a millennium. In this fascinating book, the four seasons are revealed to be as much a cultural construction as a reflection of the physical world.
Автор: Mirzoeff, Nicholas Название: Introduction to visual culture ISBN: 0415327598 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415327596 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 7077 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Tracing the history and theory of visual culture, from painting to the World Wide Web, this book asks how and why visual media have become so central to everyday life. It explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, Virtual Reality, and the internet.
Описание: Analyzes issues connected to the body - weight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much more.
Автор: Sperber, Dan Название: Explaining culture ISBN: 0631200452 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631200451 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 6216 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This work provides new ways of bridging the social and cognitive sciences. It argues for an epidemiology of representations, grounded in evolutionary thinking and in psychology.
Название: Advertising and consumer culture reader ISBN: 0415963303 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415963305 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 9618 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Commercial breaks, radio spots, product placements, billboards, pop-up ads - we sometimes take for granted how much advertising surrounds us in our daily lives. What, exactly, does advertising do? How and why do ads influence us? How does the advertising industry influence our media? This title addresses these questions.
Автор: McLean Paul Название: Culture in Networks ISBN: 0745687164 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780745687162 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 9075 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Today, interest in networks is growing by leaps and bounds, in both scientific discourse and popular culture. Networks are thought to be everywhere from the architecture of our brains to global transportation systems. And networks are especially ubiquitous in the social world: they provide us with social support, account for the emergence of new trends and markets, and foster social protest, among other functions. Besides, who among us is not familiar with Facebook, Twitter, or, for that matter, World of Warcraft, among the myriad emerging forms of network–based virtual social interaction? It is common to think of networks simply in structural terms the architecture of connections among objects, or the circuitry of a system. But social networks in particular are thoroughly interwoven with cultural things, in the form of tastes, norms, cultural products, styles of communication, and much more. What exactly flows through the circuitry of social networks? How are people’s identities and cultural practices shaped by network structures? And, conversely, how do people’s identities, their beliefs about the social world, and the kinds of messages they send affect the network structures they create? This book is designed to help readers think about how and when culture and social networks systematically penetrate one another, helping to shape each other in significant ways.
Описание: Russia's size, the diversity of its peoples and its unique geographical position straddling East and West have created a culture that is both inward and outward looking. Its history reflects the tension between very different approaches to what culture can and should be, and this tension shapes the vibrancy of its arts today. The highly successful first edition of Rzhevsky's Companion has been updated to include post-Soviet trends and new developments in the twenty-first century. It brings together leading authorities writing on Russian cultural identity, its Western and Asian connections, popular culture and the unique Russian contributions to the arts. Each of the eleven chapters has been revised or entirely rewritten to take account of current cultural conditions and the further reading brought up to date. The book reveals, for students, academic researchers and all those interested in Russia, the dilemmas, strengths and complexities of the Russian cultural experience.
Описание: The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. Less well examined, perhaps, has been the cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' eighteenth century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm'. In this collection of essays, we endeavour to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Автор: Galinsky, Karl Название: Augustan culture ISBN: 0691058903 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691058900 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 9075 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Grand political accomplishment and artistic productivity were the hallmarks of Augustus Caesar`s reign (31 BC to AD 14), which has served as a powerful model of achievement for societies throughout Western history. This book presents an overview, one that brings together political and social history, art, literature, architecture, and religion.
Описание: What is Russia? Who are Russians? What is ‘Russianness’? The question of national identity has long been a vexed one in Russia, and is particularly pertinent in the post-Soviet period. For a thousand years these questions have been central to the work of Russian writers, artists, musicians, film-makers, critics, politicians and philosophers. Questions of national self-identity permeate Russian cultural self-expression. This wide-ranging study, designed for students of Russian literature, culture, and history, explores aspects of national identity in Russian culture from medieval times to the present day. Written by an international team of scholars, the volume offers an accessible overview and a broad, multi-faceted introductory account of this central feature of Russian cultural history. The book is comprehensive and concise; it combines general surveys with a wide range of specific examples to convey the rich texture of Russian cultural expression over the past thousand years.
Описание: Linear perspective is a science that represents objects in space upon a plane, projecting them from a point of view. This concept was known in classical antiquity. In this book, Rocco Sinisgalli investigates theories of linear perspective in the classical era. Departing from the received understanding of perspective in the ancient world, he argues that ancient theories of perspective were primarily based on the study of objects in mirrors, rather than the study of optics and the workings of the human eye. In support of this argument, Sinisgalli analyzes, and offers new insights into, some of the key classical texts on this topic, including Euclid's De speculis, Lucretius' De rerum natura, Vitruvius' De architectura and Ptolemy's De opticis. Key concepts throughout the book are clarified and enhanced by detailed illustrations.
Описание: A little over a decade since its first publication, the hypotheses set out in Manuel Castells` groundbreaking trilogy have largely been verified. In a substantial new preface to the first volume in the series, Castells demonstrates, in the light of major world trends, how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale.
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