The Maze

A Labyrinthine Compendium
Author: Kendra Wilson,Angus Hyland
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786273222
Category: Architecture
Page: 144
View: 3635
Mazes have been a part of civilization for at least 4,000 years, and there are more being built now than ever before. What is it about these magical life-size puzzles that continues to intrigue us? The idea of the maze taps into so many subconscious notions: the game, the quest, the spiritual journey. Perhaps this is the key to their enduring appeal. This beautifully illustrated book will delight lovers of mazes, acting as a guide, directory, and puzzle book combined. Specially commissioned illustrations by Thibaud Hérem represent 60 real and imagined mazes from around the world, with a bird's eye view of each maze so that readers can make their own journey. Each maze is also accompanied by a fascinating and witty short history.

Una novelita lumpen

Author: Roberto Bolaño
Publisher: ALFAGUARA
ISBN: 8420426563
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 727
«Ahora soy una madre y también una mujer casada, pero no hace mucho fui una delincuente». Así inicia Bianca el relato de su dura entrada a la edad adulta en Roma, en Una novelita lumpen. Tras la temprana muerte de sus padres en un trágico accidente automovilístico, Bianca, poco más que una adolescente, protagonista y voz por medio de la cual se hilvana la narración, se descubre avocada al abismo de su indiferente existencia, dirigida irremediablemente a un camino que no conduce a ningún futuro. Desde entonces dedica sus horas a lavar, tintar y cortar pelo mientras su hermano menor se mezcla con gente de dudosa reputación en el gimnasio donde trabaja. La aparición de dos hombres misteriosos supondrá la oportunidad de cometer un delito que podría rescatarles de las penurias económicas. La pequeña fortuna de un viejo y ciego actor podría resultar en una puerta de huida que los llevase a algún lugar; el que fuera, pero a alguno. Bianca tiene mucho que ganar y nada que perder, pues ¿qué ha de esperar quien ha abandonado toda esperanza?


Una breve historia
Author: Tim Ingold
Publisher: Editorial GEDISA
ISBN: 8497848012
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 3267
¿En qué se parecen caminar, tejer, observar, narrar, cantar, dibujar y escribir? La repuesta es que, de uno u otro modo, todo lo anterior se lleva a cabo a través de líneas. Visto así, la Historia entera es una línea, compuesta por pequeñas líneas. En este libro Tim Ingold imagina un mundo en el que todos y todo se compone de líneas entrelazadas o in-terconectadas y sienta las bases de una nueva disciplina: la ar-queología antropológica de la línea. El argumento de Ingold nos lleva a través de la música de la antigua Grecia y del Japón contemporáneo, por laberintos de Siberia y vías ro-manas, por la caligrafía china y el alfabeto impreso, tejiendo un camino entre la antigüedad y el presente. Ingold revela cómo nuestra percepción de las líneas ha cambiado en el tiempo, con la modernidad antes de convertirse en recta, la línea es un conjunto de puntos, pero el mundo posmoderno la rompe y fragmenta para estudiarla mejor. Tim Ingold utiliza para su estudio muchas disciplinas, como la Arqueolo-gía, Estudios Clásicos, Historia del Arte, la Lingüística, la Psicología, la Musicología, la Filosofía y muchos otros. Este libro nos lleva por un viaje intelectual estimulante que va a cambiar la manera en que vemos el mundo y la forma en que vamos por el mismo.

Lea este libro si desea tomar buenas fotografías

Author: Henry Carroll
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788498017281
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 128
View: 5429
Ideal for users of DSLR, compact system and bridge cameras, the book is packed with practical techniques that will instantly transform your pictures. Many iconic images included by acclaimed photographers will inspire you to grab your camera and put it all into practice. Photographers include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, Sebastião Salgado, Nadav Kander, Daido Moriyama, Elaine Constantine, and Ansel Adams. Lea este libro si desea tomar buenas fotografías walks you through the fundamentals of composition, exposure, light, lenses and the all-important art of seeing without drowning you in techno babble.

Figuras de lo pensable

Author: Cornelius Castoriadis
Publisher: Universitat de València
ISBN: 9788437617770
Category: Philosophy
Page: 293
View: 626

Prosa completa

Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: N.A
Category: Spanish language materials
Page: 1070
View: 1446


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788466383783
Page: N.A
View: 5165
Ficciones es quiza el libro mas reconocido de Jorge Luis Borges. Entre los cuentos que se reunen aqui hay algunos de corte policial, como "La muerte y la brujula," otros sobre libros imaginarios, como "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius," y muchos pertenecientes al genero fantastico, como "Las ruinas circulares" o "El Sur," acaso su mejor relato, en palabras del mismo autor. Esta compuesto por los libros El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan (1941) y Artificios (1944), considerados piezas fundamentales del universo borgeano.

Compendium of Aerospace Medicine

Author: Hubertus Strughold
Publisher: N.A
Category: Space medicine
Page: N.A
View: 2588

César Portela

Author: César Portela
Publisher: N.A
Page: 57
View: 965

Half-yearly Compendium of Medical Science

A Synopsis of the American and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
View: 4926

The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages

Author: Penelope Reed Doob
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501738461
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 378
View: 5744
Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive vision available to those without. Mazes simultaneously assert order and chaos, artistry and confusion, articulated clarity and bewildering complexity, perfected pattern and hesitant process. In this handsomely illustrated book, Doob reconstructs from a variety of literary and visual sources the idea of the labyrinth from the classical period through the Middle Ages. Doob first examines several complementary traditions of the maze topos, showing how ancient historical and geographical writings generate metaphors in which the labyrinth signifies admirable complexity, while poetic texts tend to suggest that the labyrinth is a sign of moral duplicity. She then describes two common models of the labyrinth and explores their formal implications: the unicursal model, with no false turnings, found almost universally in the visual arts; and the multicursal model, with blind alleys and dead ends, characteristic of literary texts. This paradigmatic clash between the labyrinths of art and of literature becomes a key to the metaphorical potential of the maze, as Doob's examination of a vast array of materials from the classical period through the Middle Ages suggests. She concludes with linked readings of four "labyrinths of words": Virgil's Aeneid, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Chaucer's House of Fame, each of which plays with and transforms received ideas of the labyrinth as well as reflecting and responding to aspects of the texts that influenced it. Doob not only provides fresh theoretical and historical perspectives on the labyrinth tradition, but also portrays a complex medieval aesthetic that helps us to approach structurally elaborate early works. Readers in such fields as Classical literature, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, comparative literature, literary theory, art history, and intellectual history will welcome this wide-ranging and illuminating book.

Mazes and Labyrinths: A General Account of their History and Development

Author: William Henry Matthews
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465612211
Page: N.A
View: 5053
The hedge-maze, which is the only type with which most of us have a first-hand acquaintance, is generally felt to be a survival of a romantic age, even though we esteem its function as nothing higher than that of a playground for children. Many a tender intrigue has been woven around its dark yew alleys. Mr. Compton Mackenzie, for example, introduces it most effectively as a lovers' rendezvous in "The Passionate Elopement," and no doubt the readers of romantic literature will recall other instances of a like nature. The story of fair Rosamond's Bower is one which will leap to the mind in this connection. This type of maze alone is worth more than a passing thought, but it is far from being the only, or even the most interesting, development of the labyrinth idea. What is the difference, it may be asked, between a maze and a labyrinth? The answer is, little or none. Some writers seem to prefer to apply the word "maze" to hedge-mazes only, using the word "labyrinth" to denote the structures described by the writers of antiquity, or as a general term for any confusing arrangement of paths. Others, again, show a tendency to restrict the application of the term "maze" to cases in which the idea of a puzzle is involved. It would certainly seem somewhat inappropriate to talk of "the Cretan Maze" or "the Hampton Court Labyrinth," but, generally speaking, we may use the words interchangeably, regarding "maze" as merely the northern equivalent of the classic "labyrinth." Both words have come to signify a complex path of some kind, but when we press for a closer definition we encounter difficulties. We cannot, for instance, say that it is "a tortuous branched path designed to baffle or deceive those who attempt to find the goal to which it leads," for, though that description holds good in some cases, it ignores the many cases in which there is only one path, without branches, and therefore no intent to baffle or mislead, and others again in which there is no definite "goal." We cannot say that it is a winding path "bounded by walls or hedges," for in many instances there are neither walls nor hedges. One of the most famous labyrinths, for example, consisted chiefly of a vast and complicated series of rooms and columns. In fact, we shall find it convenient to leave the question of the definition of the words, and also that of their origin, until we have examined the various examples that exist or are known to have existed.


W. G. Sebald’s Poetics of History
Author: Richard T. Gray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501330004
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
View: 7778
Ghostwriting provides the first comprehensive analysis of the fictional prose narratives of one of contemporary Germany's most recognized authors, the émigré writer W. G. Sebald. Examining Sebald's well-known published texts in the context of largely unknown unpublished works, and informed by documents and information from Sebald's literary estate, this book offers a detailed portrait of his characteristic literary techniques and how they emerged and matured out of the practices and attitudes he represented in his profession as a literary scholar. The title “Ghostwriting” signals the convergence in Sebald's works of a set of diverse historical questions, philosophical views, and literary practices. Many historical ghosts haunt Sebald's narratives on the level of story. Moreover, Sebald's narrator plays the role of a ghostwriter in the profound sense that his stories fictionally re-enact the histories of obscure, but once-living individuals whose lives they revitalize, and whose fates are tied up with the most virulent historical conjunctures of the modern world. This study thus seeks to comprehend the constitutive elements of Sebald's “poetics of history,” his implementation of literary tools for effective historical memorializing.

La entreplanta

Author: Nicholson Baker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788420425832
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 248
View: 904

Qué es el budismo

Author: Jorge Luis Borges,Alicia Jurado
Publisher: Alianza Editorial Sa
ISBN: 9788420638744
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 127
View: 8418
"Que es el budismo no se limita a brindar un panorama de esta religion, de su fundador y sus doctrinas y derivaciones. En efecto, la propuesta que recibiera Jorge Luis Borges de pronunciar una serie de conferencias acerca de este asunto en el Colegio Libre de Estudios Superiores de Buenos Aires, acabo transformandose, gracias a la impronta de su poderosa personalidad y su vasta erudicion, en un inmejorable pretexto para realizar desde tal punto de partida fascinantes excursiones por temas como el de la transmigracion de las almas y la reencarnacion, el universo y su estructura, o el infierno, asi como por los territorios del mito y la leyenda tantas otras veces explorados por el maestro argentino."

Max, El Artista

Author: Marion Deuchars
Publisher: Maeva
ISBN: 9788416690800
Category: Art
Page: 32
View: 4275
Everyone laughs at Bob's skinny legs. He tries many things to beef them up, but nothing works. One day, he goes to an art gallery and finds inspiration in the paintings by Matisse and Jackson Pollock and changes the way everyone sees him.

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies: A-J

Author: N.A
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579583903
Page: N.A
View: 5994