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Following a devastating world war, the surface of the planet has been covered in a substance called Dust, a weapon that can break down the physical make up of entire cities, reducing them to rubble and preventing citizens from rebuilding their lost metropolises for several years. In order to survive, humanity has taken refuge in crowded, underground cities. Ian Blum is a 15 year old boy living in one such city. His crippling social anxiety confines him to a solitary life at home, while his parents are away at their jobs. The person he interacts with the most is his home school professor, Michael Wasley. One night, Ian is visited by a mysterious figure in a dream. The man warns Ian of a great earthquake that will destroy the cities, killing all of the inhabitants. The man charges Ian with the task of getting everyone out. Soon after, Ian finds out that he isn't the only one who has had this dream and reluctantly joins a group of rebels who has made it their mission to drive everyone from the cities for their own safety, however, no one believes in the stranger's prophecy. Ian and the rebels must find a way to get the people to safety at any cost.
Patrick Aldermann, an accountant with a company that makes toilets, is passionate about his roses, which he prunes ruthly, 'deadheading' any blossoms a minute past their prime so as to make space for the younger blooms. Not much of a gardener, Dalziel views Patrick as a strong contender for the title of Most Boring Man in Yorkshire. Pascoe, though, has noticed that senior executives at the toilet company 'gentlemen, you might say, just a minute past their prime' have an unlucky habit of dying. And when they do, it's all but inevitably Patrick who, like a lucky young bloom, is poised to take their place.
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Harlem has captivated the imagination of writers, artists, intellectuals, and politicians around the world since the early decades of this century. Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance examines the cultural reawakening of Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s as a key moment in twentieth-century art history, one that transcended regional and racial boundaries. Published to coincide with the exhibition that opens in England and travels to the United States, this catalog reflects the Harlem Renaissance's impressive range of art forms—literature, music, dance, theater, painting, sculpture, photography, film, and graphic design. The participants included not only artists based in New York, but also those from other parts of the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. Richard J. Powell and David A. Bailey present selected works that focus on six themes: Representing "The New Negro;" Another Modernism; Blues, Jazz, and the Performative Paradigm; The Cult of the Primitive; Africa: Inheritance and Seizure; and Jacob Lawrence's Toussaint L'Ouverture series. The visual arts from 1919 to 1938 included in the book suggest the extraordinary vibrancy of the time when Harlem was a metaphor for modernity. In spite of the importance of the Harlem Renaissance to early twentieth-century American culture and to the artistic climate of "Jazz Age" Paris and Weimar Berlin, few art exhibitions have been devoted exclusively to the subject. Rhapsodies in Black will be welcomed for its unique presentation of this creative time.
**On sale for a limited time** Cassie Callington has finally met a man who makes her insides quiver, her heartbeat race and her body sizzle. And he barely even knows she’s alive.
An enforcer for the Shadowpeak pack, Jay Chance is ripped, sexy, a complete and utter hunk—he’s also way out of her league. Still, there’s no rule that says she can’t look, right? Except she finds herself doing more than looking, she’s touching, tasting, licking...yum. But it was never meant to be. He’s a werewolf and wants another. She’s a human and on the next bus out of town. Nope, it would never work. Would it? Please note that this is a series, while there is no cliffhanger, it would be better to read these books in order as there is a storyline running through them. This book was previously published as Chasing Cassie. It has been revised and re-edited.
Highly influential both as an artist and as a theoretician, Victor Burgin figures among the most insightful thinkers on visual culture in recent times. His writings focus on the production of meanings and affects through images "at the intersections of subjective desire and sociopolitical organization" and draw on diverse representational practices (photography, film, painting, advertising, television, and the Internet) and theoretical fields (semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and cultural studies). The essays in this volume provide a succinct overview of Burgin's rich and multifaceted work during the last forty years from its origins in debates within conceptual art to its present concern with everyday perception in the environment of global media. The selection includes such classic essays as "Situational Aesthetics" and "Photographic Practice and Art Theory," together with widely known articles as "Work and Commentary" and the previously unpublished essays "Shadows, Time, and Family Pictures" and "Monument and Melancholia." The essays are arranged chronologically in sections to represent four salient phases of Burgin's preoccupations: Conceptual Art and Photography; A Psychical Realism; The City and Global Media; and Infinite Film. Each section is preceded by an exchange between Burgin and the book's editor, Alexander Streitberger, that introduces the main lines of thought. Examples from Burgin's visual works, selected by the editor in consultation with the artist, accompany each section. "