Performing grand-guignol, Hand, Richard J. Wilson, Michael
Автор: Wilson, Frank R. Название: The Hand ISBN: 0679740473 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679740476 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1231 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "A startling argument . . . provocative . . . absorbing." --The Boston Globe "Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species." --The New York Times Book Review The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, one of the most remarkable adaptations in the history of evolution. The hands of a concert pianist can elicit glorious sound and stir emotion; those of a surgeon can perform the most delicate operations; those of a rock climber allow him to scale a vertical mountain wall. Neurologist Frank R. Wilson makes the striking claim that it is because of the unique structure of the hand and its evolution in cooperation with the brain that Homo sapiens became the most intelligent, preeminent animal on the earth. In this fascinating book, Wilson moves from a discussion of the hand's evolution--and how its intimate communication with the brain affects such areas as neurology, psychology, and linguistics--to provocative new ideas about human creativity and how best to nurture it. Like Oliver Sacks and Stephen Jay Gould, Wilson handles a daunting range of scientific knowledge with a surprising deftness and a profound curiosity about human possibility. Provocative, illuminating, and delightful to read, The Hand encourages us to think in new ways about one of our most taken-for-granted assets. "A mark of the book's excellence is that] it makes the reader aware of the wonder in trivial, everyday acts, and reveals the complexity behind the simplest manipulation." --The Washington Post
Автор: Heath Wilson Sandra Название: Cicely`s King Richard ISBN: 071981233X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780719812330 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1402 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A new and compassionate look at the much maligned, misunderstood Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Sandra Heath Wilson explores the intensity and sensitivity of history`s `wicked` King and his illicit relationship with his young niece: the perceptive and enticing Cicely.
Описание: Woodrow Wilson is often considered one of the greatest presidents in American history because, in the first two years of his presidency, he succeeded on many fronts. However, acclaimed author and historian Richard Striner now makes the case that a presidency that is too often ...
Автор: Wilson, Richard L. Название: Inside Japanese Ceramics ISBN: 0834804425 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780834804425 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 2048 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This practical and supremely useful manual is the first comprehensive, hands-on introduction to Japanese ceramics. The Japanese ceramics tradition is without compare in its technical and stylistic diversity, its expressive content, and the level of appreciation it enjoys, both in Japan and around the world. "Inside Japanese Ceramics "focuses on tools, materials, and procedures, and how all of these have influenced the way traditional Japanese ceramics look and feel. A true primer, it concentrates on the basics: setting up a workshop, pot-forming techniques, decoration, glazes, and kilns and firing. It introduces the major methods and styles that are taught in most Japanese workshops, including several representative and well-known wares: Bizen, Mino, Karatsu, Hagi, and Kyoto. While presenting the time-tested techniques of the tradition, author Richard L. Wilson also accommodates modern technologies and materials as appropriate. Wilson has gathered a wealth of information on two fronts—as a researcher of Japanese pottery and art history, and as a potter who has studied and worked for years with master Japanese potters. In his introduction, he provides a short history of Japanese ceramics, and in closing he looks beyond traditional methods toward ways in which Western potters can make Japanese methods their own. Richly illustrated with 24 color plates, over 100 black-and-white photographs, and over 70 instructive line-drawings, "Inside Japanese Ceramics "is indispensable for potters as well as connoisseurs and collectors of Japanese ceramics. Above all, it is an invitation to participate—to study, make, touch, and use the exquisite products of the Japanese ceramic tradition.
Автор: Wilson, Richard Название: Titanic express ISBN: 0826485022 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780826485021 Издательство: Continuum Рейтинг: Цена: 2390 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shows the human reality of lives torn apart by the machinations of war and diplomatic expediency, where competing versions of the truth can be as deadly as bullets and machetes. This is a political detective story, a memoir of grief and a portrait of an extraordinary woman who died at the very moment she had found fulfilment.
Автор: Richardson, Nigel Wilson, Richard Название: Britain`s best drives ISBN: 0755319001 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780755319008 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 1727 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In a bid to recreate the golden age of fifties motoring for BBC TV, Richard Wilson packs his picnic, flask and period guidebooks and pulls gently away from the kerb to retrace the routes of six classic UK road tours
Автор: Flanagan Richard Название: Sound of One Hand Clapping ISBN: 1784704180 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784704186 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 763 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In the winter of 1954, in a construction camp in the remote Tasmanian highlands, when Sonja Buloh was three years old and her father was drinking too much, her mother disappeared into a blizzard never to return. Thirty-five years later, Sonja returns to the place of her childhood to visit her drunkard father.
Описание: Covers the architectural treasures of the British Isles. Spanning the years from 1714 to the start of the twenty-first century, this book includes the period`s finest examples of British architecture. It features information on house design, construction and the stories of its best-known inhabitants, as well as profiles of celebrated architects.
Автор: Hand, Richard J. Wilson, Michael Название: London`s grand guignol and the theatre of horror ISBN: 0859897923 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780859897921 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3369 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A companion to UEP`s "Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror", this work outlines the history of London`s Grand Guignol in the context of the inter-war British theatre. It contains a selection of play scripts.
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