Young Adult Nonfiction

A Face for Picasso

Author: Ariel Henley

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 400

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A Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book for Teens "Raw and unflinching . . . A must-read!" --Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends "[It] cuts to the heart of our bogus ideas of beauty." –Scott Westerfeld, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Uglies I am ugly. There's a mathematical equation to prove it. At only eight months old, identical twin sisters Ariel and Zan were diagnosed with Crouzon syndrome -- a rare condition where the bones in the head fuse prematurely. They were the first twins known to survive it. Growing up, Ariel and her sister endured numerous appearance-altering procedures. Surgeons would break the bones in their heads and faces to make room for their growing organs. While the physical aspect of their condition was painful, it was nothing compared to the emotional toll of navigating life with a facial disfigurement. Ariel explores beauty and identity in her young-adult memoir about resilience, sisterhood, and the strength it takes to put your life, and yourself, back together time and time again.
Philosophy

The Subjective Self

Author: Harwood Fisher

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 485

View: 683

For all their strides in understanding how we create and think about cultures, psychologists, linguists, and logicians have had difficulty explaining how we conceive our selves?how the self can, in fact, be both the object and the subjective originator of its surroundings. Harwood Fisher's purpose in this far-reaching, interdisciplinary book is to depict the subjective self in its true complex duality. In The Subjective Self, Fisher argues that the key to depicting both aspects of the self simultaneously and thus modeling it more holistically than before is to visualize the self in a logical space. From an origin point inside this space, the self tries out metaphors and launches categories to logically order what it wants, sees, and encounters. This is a creative cognitive process, "metaphoric framing," by which the self invents new forms and depicts new organizations of its experiences, impressions, and information. It is also a generative linguistic process, "bracketing," by which the self can step outside its own expressed thoughts, gain new levels of awareness, re-position itself as an agent responsible for its ideas and statements, and, in short, empower its own identity. The framing sets in motion versatile mental categories?forms that are projected into mental space, where they become objectified. The bracketing sets in motion the logical bounds of the "I," stabilizing the individual's identity and giving thrust to the subjective self's dynamic causal role. In elaborating this theory, Fisher extends the ideas of Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget, and C. S. Peirce, among others. By drawing on each of these thinkers, he is able to bring their common themes of perspective and construction together in his portrait of the self as a creative iconic space.
Biography & Autobiography

The Success and Failure of Picasso

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Vintage

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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At the height of his powers, Pablo Picasso was the artist as revolutionary, breaking through the niceties of form in order to mount a direct challenge to the values of his time. At the height of his fame, he was the artist as royalty: incalculably wealthy, universally idolized−and wholly isolated. In this stunning critical assessment, John Berger−one of this century's most insightful cultural historians−trains his penetrating gaze upon this most prodigious and enigmatic painter and on the Spanish landscape and very particular culture that shpaed his life and work. Writing with a novelist's sensuous evocation of character and detail, and drawing on an erudition that embraces history, politics, and art, Berger follows Picasso from his childhood in Malaga to the Blue Period and Cubism, from the creation of Guernica to the pained etchings of his final years. He gives us the full measure of Picasso's triumphs and an unsparing reckoning of their cost−in exile, in loneliness, and in a desolation that drove him, in his last works, into an old man's furious and desperate frenzy at the beauty of what he could no longer create.
Medical

Perspectives on the Face

Author: Meyer Michael Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Medical

Page: 270

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Our faces play essential roles in defining us as individuals. They are the most immediately identifiable parts of our bodies. We use our faces to communicate emotions and to interact socially. Sometimes, despite our intentions, our faces reveal our thoughts even when we do not speak. In several medical conditions, the facial aspect confirms diagnosis, and while surgical alteration of craniofacial anomalies can do much to normalize appearance, patients are always confronted with the question of what is normal, and with the fact that beauty itself may be nothing more than a culturally determined concept. This book explores a range of distinct yet related perspectives on the face--the evolutionary, the developmental, the anatomic, the dysmorphic and genetic, the surgical, the psychological; the sociocultural, and the artistic. As a cross-disciplinary study, it is the first to comprehensively address the question of what constitutes a face, and to span the gap between symbolic interpretation and scientific fact. Both broadly informative and in-depth in its discussions, this highly readable book will be of interest to biologists, geneticists, plastic surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and others with a special interest in the face.
Art

A Picasso Portfolio

Author: Deborah Wye

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

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Category: Art

Page: 199

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Surveys the lithographs, etchings, and linoleum cuts created by the late artist through color reproductions and essays that examine specific pieces of art.
Psychology

Picasso's Brain

Author: Christine Temple

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Where does creativity come from? Why are some people more creative than others? Eminent neuropsychologist Christine Temple navigates a wide range of factors from the hard science (visual memory, spatial ability, brain functions) to the environmental (the 'mad genius' myth, and Gladwell's 10,000 hours of practice) in her study of what contributes to creativity. Using Pablo Picasso as her model of a creative genius, she weighs up each theory as it applies to Picasso and shows how his own creativity came from a combination of many factors. In this book, she looks at Picasso's playful mindset and passionate relationships, investigates the possibility that genius is genetic and can be inherited in families, considers whether creative genii perceive the world in a different way, and determines whether single-mindedness and focus play a part. This is the first book to look at a multitude of traits in creativity, and nail down the key factors that matter (and also which ones don't) to provide an overall picture of this fascinating area, linking the science to the personal.
Artists

Pablo Picasso

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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Category: Artists

Page: 123

View: 542

These riveting personalities each achieved excellence, but even greater than their individual accomplishments is the positive Hispanic image they collectively represent to the world. Photographs, illustrations, and lively text tell the stories ot these fascinating historical figures. This world-famous Spanish painter, sculptor, and graphic artist was the foremost figure in 20th-century art.
Art

Picasso

Author: Christopher Green

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 299

View: 118

El autor aborda la estructura pictórica y escultórica y, sobre todo, la arquitectura del conocimiento y de la sociedad en la obra de Picasso, es decir, las estructuras de la tradición, de las diferencias raciales, sociales y culturales, de la lógica y de la tecnología, proponiendo nuevas vías para apreciar la oscilación entre orden y desorden en la obra de Picasso, así como la confrontación y el reto que su obra supuso respecto a las arquitecturas de la ortodoxia. Tal reto comienza con una serie de intervenciones que el artista protagonizó en la turbulenta historia europea de los primeros años veinte, que revelan su postura respecto a temas vitales como la raza, la diferencia cultural, la modernidad, la sexualidad y el descontento de la civilización.
Literary Criticism

Gertrude Stein

Author: G.F. Mitrano

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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In her provocative study of Gertrude Stein, G.F. Mitrano argues that Stein's particular take on modernity has special relevance for today. Tracing what she describes as Stein's deeply modernist story of transformation from a nineteenth-century American woman to the disquieting muse of avant-garde culture portrayed in Picasso's famous portrait, Mitrano illuminates Stein's immense appetite for life, her love of thinking, and her craving for recognition. Her approach is innovative, combining the exegetical, the visual, and the theoretical, to emphasize Stein's struggle for individuality and public achievement as a profoundly historical struggle involving personal choices linked, for example, to her sexuality or the uses of her physical appearance. Stein continues to attract attention, Mitrano contends, because she anticipates many contemporary concerns, especially in the field of critical thinking: from the question of subjectivity, to the status of the writer as a laborer among many, to the meaning of fame and the private/public divide.
Fiction

Madame Picasso

Author: Anne Girard

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 981

While working as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, Eva Gouel catches the attention of Pablo Picasso and, drawn into this brilliant but eccentric artist's world, has a torrid affair that evolves into what will become the first great love of his life. Original.