Photography

From Uncertain to Blue

Author: Keith Carter

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Photography

Page: 184

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"In the beginning, there was no real plan, just a road trip that became a journey." In the years 1986 and 1987, Keith Carter and his wife, Patricia, visited one hundred small Texas towns with intriguing names like Diddy Waw Diddy, Elysian Fields, and Poetry. He says, "I tried to make my working method simple and practical: one town, one photograph. I would take several rolls of film but select only one image to represent that dot on my now-tattered map. The titles of the photographs are the actual names of the small towns. . . ." Carter created a body of work that evoked the essence of small-town life for many people, including renowned playwright and fellow Texan, Horton Foote. In 1988, Carter published his one town/one picture collection in From Uncertain to Blue, a landmark book that won acclaim both nationally and internationally for the artistry, timelessness, and universal appeal of its images—and established Carter as one of America's most promising fine art photographers. Now a quarter century after the book's publication, From Uncertain to Blue has been completely re-envisioned and includes a new essay in which Carter describes how the search for photographic subjects in small towns gradually evolved into his first significant work as an artist. He also offers additional insight into his creative process by including some of his original contact sheets. And Patricia Carter gives her own perspective on their journey in her amplified notes about many of the places they visited as they discovered the world of possibilities from Uncertain to Blue.
Photography

Keith Carter Photographs

Author: Keith Carter

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Photography

Page: 168

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Capturing the extraordinary within the ordinary moment, seventy-five black-and-white photographs, many never before published, span the artist's career and are accompanied by his own account of his life and artistic development in Beaumont, Texas. UP.
Photography

Ezekiel's Horse

Author: Keith Carter

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Photography

Page: 168

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This volume collects 75 duotone images of horses and riders, most of them never before published. Accompanying the pictures is a statement by the photographer, which describes the genesis of this project and reflects on what it is about houses that draws him to them as photographic subjects.
Computers

Urban Computing

Author: Yu Zheng

Publisher: MIT Press

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Category: Computers

Page: 632

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An authoritative treatment of urban computing, offering an overview of the field, fundamental techniques, advanced models, and novel applications. Urban computing brings powerful computational techniques to bear on such urban challenges as pollution, energy consumption, and traffic congestion. Using today's large-scale computing infrastructure and data gathered from sensing technologies, urban computing combines computer science with urban planning, transportation, environmental science, sociology, and other areas of urban studies, tackling specific problems with concrete methodologies in a data-centric computing framework. This authoritative treatment of urban computing offers an overview of the field, fundamental techniques, advanced models, and novel applications. Each chapter acts as a tutorial that introduces readers to an important aspect of urban computing, with references to relevant research. The book outlines key concepts, sources of data, and typical applications; describes four paradigms of urban sensing in sensor-centric and human-centric categories; introduces data management for spatial and spatio-temporal data, from basic indexing and retrieval algorithms to cloud computing platforms; and covers beginning and advanced topics in mining knowledge from urban big data, beginning with fundamental data mining algorithms and progressing to advanced machine learning techniques. Urban Computing provides students, researchers, and application developers with an essential handbook to an evolving interdisciplinary field.
Photography

Keith Carter Fifty Years

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Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Photography

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Dubbed a “poet of the ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, photographer Keith Carter came of age during the turbulent ‘60s and ‘70s, developing a singular, haunting style that captures both the grit and the glory of the human spirit. Showcasing a broad array of his work—which has been shown in more than one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries—Keith Carter: Fifty Years spans delicate, century-old processes as well as digital-age techniques to yield an enduring vision of the world around us. The interlaced images in Keith Carter: Fifty Years feature contrasts of natural light and darkness as we explore the mythos of time and terrain, the familiar and the magical, and the varied creatures that inhabit our earth. The human form—depleted or energized, solitary or with a beloved partner—becomes a meditation on aging and loss, which have affected Carter profoundly in recent years. Yet these losses have spurred in him a sense of discovery, not despair. Rather than arranging the works chronologically, Carter chose to group them into correlations, echoing the kaleidoscopic effect of memory. The result is mesmerizing; each artifact draws us into an experience of intensity and wonder, enduring long after the page is turned.

Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record

Author: Professor of Religious Studies and History and Director of Institute for Asian Studies Steven Heine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Page: 360

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This book provides an in-depth textual and literary analysis of the Blue Cliff Record (Chinese Biyanlu, Japanese Hekiganroku), a seminal Chan/Zen Buddhist collection of commentaries on one hundred gongan/koan cases, considered in light of historical, cultural, and intellectual trends from the Song dynasty (960-1279). Compiled by the disciples of Yuanwu Keqin in 1128, the Blue Cliff Record is considered a classic of East Asian literature for its creative integration of prose and verse as well as hybrid or capping-phrase interpretations of perplexing cases.The collection employs a variety of rhetorical devices culled from both classic and vernacular literary sources and styles and is particularly notable for its use of indirection, allusiveness, irony, paradox, and wordplay, all characteristic of the approach of literary or lettered Chan. However, as instrumental and influential as it is considered to be, the Blue Cliff Record has long been shrouded in controversy. The collection is probably best known today for having been destroyed in the 1130s at the dawn of the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) by Dahui Zonggao, Yuanwu's main disciple and harshest critic. It was out of circulation for nearly two centuries before being revived and partially reconstructed in the early 1300s. In this book, Steven Heine examines the diverse ideological connections and disconnections behind subsequent commentaries and translations of the Blue Cliff Record, thereby shedding light on the broad range of gongan literature produced in the eleventh to thirteenth centuries and beyond.
Photography

Fireflies

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Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Photography

Page: 168

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In Fireflies, Keith Carter presents a magical gallery of photographs of children and the world they inhabit. The collection includes both new work and iconic images such as "Fireflies," "The Waltz," "Chicken Feathers," "Megan's New Shoes," and "Angel" selected from all of Carter's rare and out-of-print books. When making these images, Carter often asked the children, "do you have something you would like to be photographed with?" This creative collaboration between photographer and subject has produced images that conjure up stories, dreams, and imaginary worlds. Complementing the photographs is an essay in which Carter poetically traces the wellsprings of his interest in photographing children to his own childhood experiences in Beaumont, Texas. As he recalls days spent exploring in the woods and creeks, it becomes clear that his art flows from a deep reservoir of sights and sounds imprinted in early childhood. A lyrical meditation on the joys, wonders, and anxieties of childhood, Fireflies brings us back to the small truths that are often pushed aside or forgotten when we become adults.
Fiction

Blue Ridge Rhapsody

Author: John Mix

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Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Amusing -- sometimes bawdy -- a romance of down-home folk in a story with the flowery expression and zaniness of plot characterized by Shakespeare. Sometimes the smaller the place, the wider and more splendid the vista.
History

Diplomats in Blue

Author: William Reynolds Braisted

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Category: History

Page: 405

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In this narrative, Braisted--an admiral's son who actually lived in China during his father's tour of duty with the Navy at this time--is both historian and a witness with special insight.
Photography

A Certain Alchemy

Author: Keith Carter

Publisher:

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Category: Photography

Page: 184

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A gallery of haunting, evocative new work by internationally acclaimed photographer Keith Carter.
Anglais (Langue) - Dictionnaires hidatsa

Ethnography and Philology of the Hidatsa Indians

Author: Washington Matthews

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Category: Anglais (Langue) - Dictionnaires hidatsa

Page: 239

View: 579

This work is based on Dr. Washington Matthews studies of the Hidatsa Indians while stated at a military post and serving as a medical officer of the Army. This work presents what Matthews learned by observing manners, customs, and other characteristics, as well as making a close and careful study of their language. The original intent was to publish this treatise as a portion of a general work on Indian ethnography, but a delay in publishing the larger work made it desirable to prepare this material as a separate publication.
Air

Australians and the Environment

Author: W. MacLennan

Publisher:

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Category: Air

Page: 415

View: 384

The report presents statistical information on the relationship between human activities and the environment. The new organisational structure introduced for this edition is particularly suited to providing a sustainable development perspective on the subject. The chapters examine the influences of people on the environment, the influences of the economy on the environment, the influences of environmental processes on the economy and society. While much of the information on human activities is drawn from the databases of the ABS, the report also contains a variety of information from other agencies on characteristics of the natural environment.
English literature

The Argosy

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Category: English literature

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