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Set in Joyce's native Ireland, the story follows life of a young man Stephen and his transformation from child to artist. In five chapters, we are taken through Stephen's early childhood in Ireland and confinement at boarding school, his dalliances with theatre and hiring prostitutes, his retreat from sensory excess into religious devotion, his retreat from religious devotion into aesthetic, ascetic excess, and, ultimately, his retreat from Ireland and fellowship in favour of destiny.

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The Olympics, the story goes, have transformed London into a gleaming, wholly modern city. And East London—Olympic headquarters—is the city’s new jewel, provider of unlimited opportunities and better tomorrows. The grime and poverty have been scrubbed away, and huge stadiums and grand public sculptures have taken their place. The writer Iain Sinclair has lived in East London for four decades, and in, he tells a very different story about his home: that of a neighborhood turned upside down, of stolen history. Long-­beloved parks have vanished; police raids can occur at any time; and high-­security exclusion zones—enforced by armed guards and hidden cameras—have steamrolled East London’s open streets and public spaces. To prepare for the most public of events, everything has been privatized. A call to arms against the politicians and public figures who have so doggedly preached the gospel of the Olympics, is also a brilliant reflection on a changing landscape—and Sinclair’s most . . .

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La catedral de Chartres i la Sagrada Família són plasmacions de la mateixa idea: La Jerusalem celestial. Hi ha similituds profundes entre ambdós temples, amb missatges intrínsecs que normalment passen desapercebuts. Gaudí s’inspirà en la catedral de Chartres per dissenyar i bastir la Sagrada Família. Ell i el Maitre de Chartes foren dos arquitectes que continuaren la mateixa tradició artística i espiritual, amb sis segles de distància. Antoni Gaudí considerava que les basíliques modernes s’havien de fer amb l’art propi dels homes contemporanis, i no amb el llenguatge de l’art gòtic, dels homes de l’edat mitjana. La comparació entre la Sagrada Família, l’obra magna de Gaudí, i Notre-­Dame de Chartres, la reina de les catedrals gòtiques, descobreix on rau la revolució arquitectònica de Gaudí, mitjançant els arcs catenaris i les superfícies guerxes desenvolupables en rectes, que modifiquen a fons l’estructura mecànica de l’estil gòtic. Catorze fotografies inèdites il•lustren el text.

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Cruising nighttime byways for an adrenaline fix, Scot Sothern first patronized the marketplace of curbside prostitution surfing the prurient whims of a young man. He dove to the murky depths of sexual obsession and resurfaced five years later, shell-­shocked and without excuse. While there, trusty Nikon in hand, Scot, a second-­generation photographer, made full-­frontal X-­rated exposures, black and white, filled with pathos and an uncanny realism. The pictures captured the plight of the disenfranchised in America, those forgotten and drug-­addicted. Now he is ready to tell the story behind the photographs, the confessions of a befuddled baby-­boomer maintaining a slippery connection to propriety while side-­tripping into noirish infatuations with those low in life. recounts Sothern’s past as a troubled kid in the 1960s who visited two-­dollar whorehouses and as an adult in the 1980s is still at it. A photographer who either can’t get a break or blows it when one comes his way, Scot . . .

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When Christian Brechneff first set foot on the Greek island of Sifnos, it was the spring of 1972 and he was a twenty-­one-­year-­old painter searching for artistic inspiration and a quiet place to work. There, this Swiss child of Russian émigrés, adrift and confused about his sexuality, found something extraordinary. In Sifnos, he found a muse, a subject he was to paint for years, and a sanctuary. In, Brechneff tells a funny, touching narrative about his relationship to Sifnos, writing with warmth about its unforgettable residents and the house he bought in a hilltop farm village. This is the story of how he fell in love with Greece, and how it became a haven from the complexities of his life in Western Europe and New York. It is the story of his village and of the island during the thirty-­odd years he owned the house—from a time when there were barely any roads, to the arrival of the modern world with its tourists and high-­speed boats and the euro. And it is the story of the end of . . .

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Cultural currency is a delicate combination of art, experiences, how to , know how, symbols, lingo, historical facts and artifacts that can be creatively synthesized for economic sustainability. There are many artifacts of culture that can translate into currencies. Kultural Kurrency Creativity Seminar Workshop Handbook presents formulas, concepts, games, ideas ...

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Sons and Lovers tells the story of Paul Morel, a young man and budding artist. A semi-­autobiographical narrative, which Lawrence rewrote four times until he was finally happy with it. Now considered a masterpiece of English literature, and a fine example literary art. In Lawrence's own words the book is a great tragedy and one that mirrors the tragedy of thousands of young men in England.

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'It's an interesting memoir because it s all about what she thinks not what she did.­' --­David Patrick Columbia, 'Morand was a citizen of the world, with a sharp eye and a neat turn of phras-- 'This enchanting, tiny book is the closest anyone can get to a face-­to-­face with Coco. It's written in her voice ('that voice that gushed forth from her mouth like lava') and in her words ('those words that crackled like dried vines'), and though it's full of lies, omissions and contradictions, there's enough raw truth in it to reflect the extraordinary woman who was Chanel, even though glimpsed shard by shard in a broken mirror.­' -- 'Paul Morand recaptures a WWII-­era conversation between the author and the fashion icon. -- 'Reads beautifully ... this enchanting book is the closest anyone can get to a face-­to-­face with Coco... written in her voice and in her words.­'-- 'Without a doubt the best French writer of the 20th century.­' Philippe Sollers 'Morand was the all-­round aesthete.­' Nicholas . . .

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Robert Downey, Jr. is a New York-­born A-­list actor. He is an actor, singer, and producer, who appeared in his first film at age 5. Robert Downey, Jr. is most widely recognized for his roles in such films as, "Less Than Zero", "Chaplin", "Soapdish", the "Iron Man" franchise, and "Tropic Thunder".   Robert most recently made headlines thanks to his massive success in the film The Avengers and as Tony "Iron Man" Stark. In a contract clause that ended up making him almost as rich as his onscreen alter-­ego, Downey made a staggering $50 million cut off The Aveners' enormous box office take.   And the Marvel Studios pictures aren't the only big screen blockbusters pinned on Downey Jr.­'s unique onscreen charisma – the Sherlock Holmes films have also hung on his unique box office draw.   Iron Man 3 was written and directed by Shane Black, the author behind Downey's late-­career cult favorite Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

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