Flight Out of Time

A Dada Diary

Author: Hugo Ball

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204409

Category: Art

Page: 274

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"A key document. . . . Indispensable for an understanding of the beginnings of the Dada movement and Dada in Zurich."--Rudolf Kuenzli, Director, International Dada Archive "In Flight Out of Time one can follow Dada's unfolding and expansion almost day-by-day."--Charles Haxthausen, coeditor, Berlin: Culture and Metropolis

Dada 1916 in Theory

Practices of Critical Resistance

Author: Dafydd Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781386005

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Dada formed in 1916, embedded in a world of rational appearances that belied a raging confusion - in the middle of the First World War, in the neutral centre of a warring continent, fundamentally at the heart of Western art. This book sets out new coordinates in revision of a formation that Western art history routinely exhausts through its characterisation as a 'revolutionary movement' of anarchic cultural dissent, and does so in order to contest the perpetuated assumptions about Dada that underlie the popular myth. Dada is difficult and the response to it is not easy, and what emerge from the theoretical readings developed here are profoundly rational bases to the Dada non-sense that pitted itself against its civilised age, critically and implicitly to propose that Dada courses as vitally today as it did in 1916. The Zurich Dada formation initiated deliberate and strategic cultural engagements that struggled then, as they do now, to cohere in any sense as a 'movement', extreme in their ranges as diametrically hostile oppositionalities. Dada may be given art historically as identifiable along a trajectory of sustained ruptures and seizures, but it confounds all attempts at defined or definitive readings. This book duly offers not a history of Dada in Zurich but theoretical engagements of the emergencies and now the residue of the years 1916-19 - from 'lautgedichte' to laughter, masks to manifestos, chance to chiasmata - rounding to the 'permanent' Dada by which the formation ultimately breaks the containment and deep peace of art historical chronology.

Ball and Hammer

Hugo Ball's Tenderenda the Fantast

Author: Hugo Ball

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300083736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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"In Tenderenda, composed between 1914 and 1920, Ball recounts a hallucinatory tale of his own Dada enchantment and disenchantment. Jeffrey T. Schnapp introduces the book, elaborating the cultural and historical context of Ball's work and situating Hammer's work in relation to Dada. In a concluding essay, Hammer probes various aspects of Ball's asceticism, spirituality, and sexuality to arrive at a revisionist interpretation of Zurich Dada and the origins of modernism as well as postmodern art-making."--Jacket.

Out of Time

Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Author: Todd McGowan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816669953

Category: Art

Page: 285

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A new temporal aesthetic in films such as "Memento," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "2046," and "The Hangover."

The Ghosts of the Avant-Garde(s)

Exorcising Experimental Theater and Performance

Author: James M. Harding

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472036106

Category: Art

Page: 246

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Pronouncements such as “the avant-garde is dead,” argues James M. Harding, have suggested a unified history or theory of the avant-garde. His book examines the diversity and plurality of avant-garde gestures and expressions to suggest “avant-garde pluralities” and how an appreciation of these pluralities enables a more dynamic and increasingly global understanding of vanguardism in the performing arts. In pursuing this goal, the book not only surveys a wide variety of canonical and noncanonical examples of avant-garde performance, but also develops a range of theoretical paradigms that defend the haunting cultural and political significance of avant-garde expressions beyond what critics have presumed to be the death of the avant-garde. The Ghosts of the Avant-Garde(s) offers a strikingly new perspective not only on key controversies and debates within avant-garde studies but also on contemporary forms of avant-garde expression within a global political economy.

Out of Time

Music and the Making of Modernity

Author: Julian Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019023329X

Category: Music

Page: 400

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What does music have to say about modernity? How can this apparently unworldly art tell us anything about modern life? In Out of Time, author Julian Johnson begins from the idea that it can, arguing that music renders an account of modernity from the inside, a history not of events but of sensibility, an archaeology of experience. If music is better understood from this broad perspective, our idea of modernity itself is also enriched by the specific insights of music. The result is a rehearing of modernity and a rethinking of music - an account that challenges ideas of linear progress and reconsiders the common concerns of music, old and new. If all music since 1600 is modern music, the similarities between Monteverdi and Schoenberg, Bach and Stravinsky, or Beethoven and Boulez, become far more significant than their obvious differences. Johnson elaborates this idea in relation to three related areas of experience - temporality, history and memory; space, place and technology; language, the body, and sound. Criss-crossing four centuries of Western culture, he moves between close readings of diverse musical examples (from the madrigal to electronic music) and drawing on the history of science and technology, literature, art, philosophy, and geography. Against the grain of chronology and the usual divisions of music history, Johnson proposes profound connections between musical works from quite different times and places. The multiple lines of the resulting map, similar to those of the London Underground, produce a bewildering network of plural connections, joining Stockhausen to Galileo, music printing to sound recording, the industrial revolution to motivic development, steam trains to waltzes. A significant and groundbreaking work, Out of Time is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of music and modernity.

J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in and Out of Time

A Children's Classic at 100

Author: Donna R. White,C. Anita Tarr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810854287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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Celebrating 100 years of Peter Pan, the book explores the cultural contents of Barrie's creation and the continuing impact of Peter Pan on children's literature and popular culture today, especially focusing on the fluctuations of time and narrative strategies. --from publisher description

The Darkness of the Present

Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly

Author: Steve McCaffery

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817357335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the “contemporary” in the field of poetics. In the eleven essays of The Darkness of the Present, poet and critic Steve McCaffery argues that by approaching the past and the present as unified entities, the contemporary is made historical at the same time as the historical is made contemporary. McCaffery’s writings work against the urge to classify works by placing them in standard literary periods or disciplinary partitions. Instead, McCaffery offers a variety of insights into unusual and ingenious affiliations between poetic works that may have previously seemed distinctive. He questions the usual associations of originality and precedence. In the process, he repositions many texts within genealogies separate from the ones to which they are traditionally assigned. The chapters in The Darkness of the Present might seem to present an eclectic façade and can certainly be read independently. They are linked, however, by a common preoccupation reflected in the title of the book: the anomaly and the anachronism and the way their empirical emergence works to unsettle a steady notion of the “contemporary” or “new.”

Kiss the Sky

Helicopter Tales

Author: Jan Hornung

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469775123

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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KISS the Sky: Helicopter Tales is a humorous look at flying helicopters. Whether you fly fixed-wing or rotary-wing, or you know someones second cousin twice removed who flies kites, you can fly along with Bubba Huey in this hilarious book that will have pilots and pilot wannabes of all ages rolling with laughter. Included in the book is a history of helicopter flight, women in aviation, and a lesson in how helicopters fly.

Separation Of Power

Author: Vince Flynn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847395740

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9482

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER From the Number One New York Times bestselling author of Order to Kill comes a fast-paced action adventure starring CIA superhero Mitch Rapp. Israel has discovered that Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - and they've vowed to stop the Iraqi madman before he can get his hands on the ultimate weapon. With the Middle East teetering on the brink of chaos, the US president is forced to act. The commander in chief's secret weapon? Top counterterrorism operative, Mitch Rapp. Israel has given the USA only two weeks to take the nukes out. After that, they'll do whatever it takes to destroy the weapons themselves. With the haunting spectre of World War III looming, Rapp must race against time and impossible odds - tearing through the deadly alleyways of Baghdad and the corruption-riddled streets of Washington DC, taking drastic measures against anyone who gets in his way. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, book one in the series, is soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. 'Sizzles with inside information, military muscle and CIA secrets. Vince Flynn remains the king of high-concept political intrigue' DAN BROWN 'Mitch Rapp is a great character who always leaves the bad guys either very sorry for themselves or very dead' Guardian


Theory and Applications

Author: Nam P. Suh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195178769

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Nam P. Suh focussed his axiomatic design theories on methods to understand and deal with complexity. Suh is a well-respected designer and researcher in the fields of manufacturing and composite materials. He is best known for his systems that aim to speed up and simplify the process of design for manufacturing. The 'axioms' in axiomatic design refer to a process to help engineers reduce design specifications down to their simplest components, so that the engineers can produce the simplest possible solution to a problem. Complexity, besides being a key area of burgeoning research in disciplines interested in complex systems and chaos theory (like computer science and physics), is a complicating factor in engineering design that many engineers find difficult to overcome. Suh's multidisciplinary exploration of complex systems is meant to eliminate much of the confusion and allow engineers to accommodate complexity within simple, elegant design solutions.

Working the Skies

The Fast-paced, Disorienting World of the Flight Attendant

Author: Drew Whitelegg

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814794076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 1028

"A well-written and thorough treatment of the occupational demands and biography of the flight attendant. Working the Skies describes both how the work shapes the personal lives of those in the profession, as well as how work can be 'chosen' in an effort to craft a particular kind of life. The book also illustrates how the process of globalization has moved the profession 'backwards' in terms of working conditions and compensation-challenges faced by workers in numerous other professions."--Veronica Jaris Tichenor, author of Earning More And Getting Less: Why Successful Wives Can't Buy EqualityGet ready for takeoff. The life of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, was supposedly once one of glamour, exotic travel and sexual freedom, as recently depicted in such films as Catch Me If You Can and View From the Top. The nostalgia for the beautiful, carefree and ever helpful stewardess perhaps reveals a yearning for simpler times, but nonetheless does not square with the difficult, demanding and sometimes dangerous job of today's flight attendants. Based on interviews with over sixty flight attendants, both female and male labor leaders, and and drawing upon his observations while flying across the country and overseas, Drew Whitelegg reveals a much more complicated profession, one that in many ways is the quintessential job of the modern age where life moves at record speeds and all that is solid seems up in the air.Containing lively portraits of flight attendants, both current and retired, this book is the first to show the intimate, illuminating, funny, and sometimes dangerous behind-the-scenes stories of daily life for the flight attendant. Going behind the curtain, Whiteleggventures into first-class, coach, the cabin, and life on call for these men and women who spend week in and

Laser Spectroscopy

Vol. 2: Experimental Techniques

Author: Wolfgang Demtröder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540749547

Category: Science

Page: 797

View: 4913

Keeping abreast of the latest techniques and applications, this new edition of the standard reference and graduate text on laser spectroscopy has been completely revised and expanded. While the general concept is unchanged, the new edition features a broad array of new material. This new edition has been completely revised, especially the chapters on non linear spectroscopy, ion trapping, ultra short laser pulses and new developments. Fifty new figures illustrate the newest developments and results. The author is one of the most renowned experts in this area and no other book with this broad scope is available.

Running Out of Time

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442461292

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4986

Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?

One True Heart

Author: Jodi Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110162695X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8549

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes us back to Harmony, Texas—a small town where love blooms and secrets of the past threaten to alter the future… Millanie McAllen is always logical. But after returning to her childhood home, she learns that some things are beyond explanation—like her undeniable passion for Drew Cunningham… After finding success as a singer on the road, Beau Yates returns to Harmony to make peace with his dying father—only to find the woman he’s been dreaming of for years. But the secrets they discover might be too much for him to bear… When Johnny Wheeler is charged with his wife’s murder, he turns to the only person who believes he’s innocent. Fortune teller Kare Cunningham’s life has always danced around reality—but Johnny is able to ground her like no other… As their paths cross in new, captivating directions, the townspeople of Harmony need to learn to love and let go in order to live together in their little slice of heaven. From the Paperback edition.

Out of Place Out of Time

The Testimony of Dr. Trenton Stowel

Author: Eric Knapp

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595302130

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3600

Dr. Stowel made a big mistake: experimenting with unverified theories of time travel. The consequence was his sudden departure from Earth and his introduction to a sentient alien race. When he returns, many years later, he doesn't know how he got back, or why. Injured and suffering from severe memory loss, Stowel can only speculate that the aliens were responsible, that they are on Earth now and that they are up to no good. To the agents of the Temporal Exploration and Advancement project, Stowel's return could mean advancing their research by years. Yet with the risk of instigating an alien conflict as a result of their research, the project is at risk of being terminated instead! What is really gong on? Katherine Maya is certain there is more, locked inside the lost memories of Dr. Trenton Stowel. But how can she unlock the memories of a man who keeps disappearing into thin air?

The Flight of Time

Author: Susan Connelly

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475934885

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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When Boston private investigator Nell Prentice comes to the aid of a friend, she hopes good karma will follow and deliver a paying case. When the case appears its with a bonusNells assignment to locate a missing manuscript takes her right into the milieu of classical literature she loves. Sworn to secrecy, knowing the cost if she fails, Nell forges a path to the truth, even as her personal life moves along its own path toward a major change.

Zur Kritik der deutschen Intelligenz

Author: Hugo Ball

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 386199254X

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Hugo Ball: Zur Kritik der deutschen Intelligenz Erstdruck: Der Freie Verlag, Bern 1919. Der Text folgt dem Erstdruck. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Babylone d'Allemagne, 1894. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.