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Steve Tobin S Natural History

Author : Donald Burton Kuspit
ISBN : 1555952119
Genre : Art
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For more than twenty years the work of iconoclastic sculptor Steve Tobin has affected the public, curators, and critics on a profound level in its transformation of the wonders of nature into monumental sculptures in bronze, steel, glass, and ceramics. In seeking to formalize nature, Tobin, who was trained as a mathematician, has turned his technical understanding of process and materials into an exploration of form and energy, order and chaos, as inspired by the creative events in nature. His work captures in unique, memorable, and often allegorical form the wonders of nature we see, and meaning and implications we may have overlooked. In this important volume, Tobin's principal bodies of work are explored, from his early blown glass Cocoons and cast-glass Doors, through his luminous Waterglass, to the more recent Shelters and Earth Bronzes (including his highly acclaimed African Termite Hills, Bone sculptures, and signature Roots) and his provocative new Exploded Clay. Copiously illustrated, and complemented by a probing investigation of the artist by critic Donald Kuspit, Steve Tobin's Natural History offers the first comprehensive treatment of Tobin's work, and helps to place his contribution to art and sculpture in the larger context of the discourse of art in our time.

Catalogue Of The Books In The Penzance Public Library

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ISBN : OXFORD:590565092
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April Gornik

Author : April Gornik
ISBN : 1555952291
Genre : Art
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This visual delight chronicles renowned American artist, April Gornik's luminous paintings and drawings, and its impact on the contemporary art world.


Author : Colm Toibin
ISBN : 9781501106477
Genre : Fiction
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Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—soon to be a film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent from the award-winning team that produced An Education—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. “One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. Author “Colm Tóibín…is his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Los Angeles Times). “Written with mesmerizing power and skill” (The Boston Globe), Brooklyn is a “triumph…One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY).

American Heiress

Author : Jeffrey Toobin
ISBN : 9781782833437
Genre : True Crime
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Domestic terrorism. Financial uncertainty. Troops abroad, fighting an unsuccessful and bloody war against guerrilla insurgents. A violent generation gap emerging between a discontented youth and their disapproving, angry elders. This was the early seventies in America, and it was against this backdrop that the kidnapping of nineteen-year-old Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Front - a rag-tag, cult-like group of political extremists and criminals - stole headlines across the world. Using new research and drawing on the formidable abilities that made The Run of His Life a global bestseller, Jeffrey Toobin uncovers the story of the kidnapping and its aftermath in vivid prose and forensic detail.

An Evolutionary Theory Of Economic Change

Author : Richard R. Nelson
ISBN : 0674041437
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book contains the most sustained and serious attack on mainstream, neoclassical economics in more than forty years. Nelson and Winter focus their critique on the basic question of how firms and industries change overtime. They marshal significant objections to the fundamental neoclassical assumptions of profit maximization and market equilibrium, which they find ineffective in the analysis of technological innovation and the dynamics of competition among firms. To replace these assumptions, they borrow from biology the concept of natural selection to construct a precise and detailed evolutionary theory of business behavior. They grant that films are motivated by profit and engage in search for ways of improving profits, but they do not consider them to be profit maximizing. Likewise, they emphasize the tendency for the more profitable firms to drive the less profitable ones out of business, but they do not focus their analysis on hypothetical states of industry equilibrium. The results of their new paradigm and analytical framework are impressive. Not only have they been able to develop more coherent and powerful models of competitive firm dynamics under conditions of growth and technological change, but their approach is compatible with findings in psychology and other social sciences. Finally, their work has important implications for welfare economics and for government policy toward industry.

Henry Suso

Author : Heinrich Seuse
ISBN : 0809129868
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this volume is a masterpiece of medieval literature and spirituality from the 14th-century (1300-1366) German Dominican mystic.

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