Hunters and Poachers
A Cultural and Social History of Unlawful Hunting in England, 1485-1640
Hardcover ISBN: 0198203241
This is a scholarly study of hunting and poaching, both of which played significant roles in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Deer-hunting was an integral part of aristocratic and gentry culture. It afforded not only recreation, but also served as a symbolic substitute for war and rebellion. It provided the occasion for adolescent rites of passage, displays of power and feats of daring, the pursuit of aristocratic feuds and competition for forest and game offices. The distinction between lawful and unlawful hunting remained unclear, for the Game Laws were obscure and difficult to enforce, and tumultuous hunting was frequently a reaction to changes in land use and conflicting use-rights. Professor Manning's meticulously researched study explores symbolic and covert forms of protest, and adds much to our knowledge of the interaction between aristocratic and popular culture in early modern England.
Destruction of the Father Reconstruction of the Father
Writings and Interviews 1923-1997
Paperback ISBN: 0262522462
edited by Marie-Laure Bernadac and Hans-Ulrich Obrist "Everyday you have to abandon your past or accept it and then if you cannot accept it, you become a sculptor." Since the age of twelve, the internationally renowned sculptor Louise Bourgeois has been writing and drawing—first a diary precisely recounting the everyday events of her family life, then notes and reflections. Destruction of the Father—the title comes from the name of a sculpture she did following the death of her husband in 1973—contains both formal texts and what the artist calls "pen-thoughts": drawing-texts often connected to her drawings and sculptures, with stories or poems inscribed alongside the images. Writing is a means of expression that has gained increasing importance for Bourgeois, particularly during periods of insomnia. The writing is compulsive, but it can also be perfectly controlled, informed by her intellectual background, knowledge of art history, and sense of literary form (she has frequently published articles on artists, exhibitions, and art events). Bourgeois, a private woman "without secrets," has given numerous interviews to journalists, artists, and writers, expressing her views on her oeuvre, revealing its hidden meanings, and relating the connection of certain works to the traumas of her childhood. This book collects both her writings and her spoken remarks on art, confirming the deep links between her work and her biography and offering new insights into her creative process.
Teach Yourself to Sing
Everything You Need to Know to Start Singing Now
Paperback ISBN: 0882846655
Learn at your own pace with this proven course for beginners. Learn proper breathing, posture, and warm-up techniques that will keep you singing for a lifetime with confidence and in a variety of styles. Includes practice exercises, demonstrations by professional singers and motivating accompaniments to sing along with.
The Postmodern Revival of Confederal Arrangements
Hardcover ISBN: 0847687872
The first product of a project Elazer (political science, Temple U., Philadelphia) has embarked on to investigate the revival of confederal arrangement, particularly those offering solutions to ethnic conflict. Among his topics are a paradigm shift from statism to federalism, confederation as a species of federalism, older arrangements, the emerging world order, and the federal dimensions of state-diaspora relations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.