Grasping Shadows

Grasping Shadows

The unseen pursuer stops short, his long shadow filling the street in front of the
house. ... 20 GRIPPED BY GRASPING SHADOWS Shadows in photos or
paintings are static, but in film noir, the shadows have to move. Aggressive
shadows ...

Author: William Chapman Sharpe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190675271

Category: Art

Page: 420

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With the shadow's seductive associations to sexuality, mystery, danger, intangible power, and death, the use of shadows as artistic technique saturates both classic and modern art forms, and yet the practice remains almost invisible. As the first full-length study of art shadows in over adecade, Grasping Shadows ranges from classic works by Rembrandt, Dickens, Picasso, Disney, and Warhol to contemporary street art, popular songs, billboards, and architecture to propose a general theory of how all shadows function in texts and visual media, ultimately offering four main categories.Sharpe explores the diverse ways shadows appear in literature, painting, photography, and film, insisting that literary and visual meanings of shadows cannot be separated, and that art-shadows must be analyzed as part of a cultural field in which words and images continually overlap and reinforceeach other's meanings.Beginning with a summary of scholarship to date, the introduction addresses how real-world shadows function, and gives an overview of the strategies involved in representing shadows from the Renaissance onward. The first chapter sets out a theory of how the meanings of shadows are generated.Subsequent chapters, each centered on an influential literary text, explore in detail the four kinds of shadows that visual artists and writers use. The last chapter presents a case study of how shadows have impacted the art of the modern city, from Renoir and Zola to film noir to advancedprojection systems capturing the shadows of passers-by on streets around the globe. The book concludes with a philosophical meditation on how living with shadows enriches everyday life.
Categories: Art

Notes of Lectures on the Book of Canticles Or Song of Solomon

Notes of Lectures on the Book of Canticles  Or  Song of Solomon

... eternal ; what shall be said of us possessing fuller light , and clearer revelation
, if we are accused of holding Him so slightly as to have allowed Him to slip from
our hands , grasping shadows and losing the only true and eternal substance ?

Author: John Lincoln Galton

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:50201821

Category: Bible

Page: 343

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Categories: Bible

Thresholds

Thresholds

within their lived experience Of that experience the tourist can grasp but a pale
shadow Another passage from Lefebvre ... is conflated with the tourist , she is
incorporated within the video and actively participates in grasping shadows (
digital ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047897841

Category: Architecture

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Categories: Architecture

Lectures on the Revelation of St John

Lectures on the Revelation of St  John

It is no feeble , irresolute , tentative message , catching at men and grasping
shadows . No , it is quick and powerful ' ; it goes straight to the conscience ,
making many a Felix tremble ” , and many an Agrippa resolve almost to be a
Christian S.

Author: Charles John Vaughan

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR60060727

Category: Bible

Page: 548

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Categories: Bible

The Homilies of S John Chrysostom on the Second Epistle of St Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

The Homilies of S  John Chrysostom on the Second Epistle of St  Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

Madness of the mind, in grasping shadows, 332. inexcusable, ib. Magus, 329.
Manichces, 108. dismember St. Paul's writings, 244. refuted by them, ib. Mankind
out of contentiousness take part with persons evil spoken of, 310. Manliness, the
 ...

Author: Saint John Chrysostom

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037516445

Category: Bible

Page: 363

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Categories: Bible

Lady Delmar

Lady Delmar

You are grasping shadows and throwing away the substance; even taking your
own illustration, mending a rotten ship is better than foundering.” “We shall not
founder; we believe that our day is at hand.” “Good evening, Mr. Strange, I see
that I ...

Author: Thomas Terrell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213327880

Category:

Page: 354

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The idea of a university defined and illustrated

The idea of a university defined and illustrated

In consequence I had a vague , unsatisfied feeling on the subject , and kept
grasping shadows , and had upon me something of the unpleasant sensation of
a bad dream . “ When I was sixteen , I fell upon an article in the Quarterly , which
 ...

Author: John Henry Newman (card.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600076011

Category:

Page:

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Murray s Magazine

Murray s Magazine

Must she fight , here at Kindrach , with realities to find that she was grasping
shadows ? It was early yet , however , to shrink . No , she would not give in . She
stepped down at the cottage - gate braced for the conflict . David alone got down
with ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044092642321

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Letters to Young Ladies

Letters to Young Ladies

Those , who are thus blessed , cannot estimate the loneliness of the beings ,
whose childhood was berest of such companionship , who go through life
pursuing coveted sympathies , and grasping shadows — making to themselves
molten ...

Author: Lydia Howard Sigourney

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000059691952

Category: Women

Page: 295

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Categories: Women

Lectures and Essays on University Subjects

Lectures and Essays on University Subjects

In consequence I had a vague , unsatisfied feeling on the subject , and kept
grasping shadows , and had upon me something of the unpleasant sensation of
a bad dream . “ When I was sixteen , I fell upon an article in the Quarterly , which
 ...

Author: John Henry Newman

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018551288

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 387

View: 254

Categories: Education, Higher

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

After then wearying » and fatiguing myself with grasping shadows, » whilst that
most sensible part of me disdained » to content itself with less than realities, the
strong » yearnings, the urgent struggles of nature towards it the melting relief,
and ...

Author: John Cleland

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433045280553

Category: Electronic book

Page: 336

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Categories: Electronic book

Jesus Christ God God and Man

Jesus Christ   God   God and Man

... hunger never to be appeased , an aspiration which can never attain to
anything but grasping shadows in an immense and deceptive void . What can be
more terrible than this condition ? What more criminal than to be its willing
instrument ?

Author: Henri-Dominique Lacordaire

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR00335169

Category: God

Page: 418

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Categories: God

A voyage round the world Vol 3 tr by A and H Stephenson

A voyage round the world   Vol  3 tr  by A  and H  Stephenson

But I found that I was only grasping shadows . When on the other side of the
tropics , I used my mind ; here , I can do nothing but use my eyes . But I rather
hope that , by setting my mind to it , I shall be able , before I leave this colonial
empire ...

Author: Ludovic Beauvoir (marq. de.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600024817

Category:

Page:

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The National Quarterly Review

The National Quarterly Review

... he is crowned her son and rightful heir ! A happy manner is a great
accomplishment ; but if the orator have it not , he thinks not of it , but gives himself
up to his theme and to the inspiration it enjoins , nor wastes his time in grasping
shadows .

Author: Edward Isidore Sears

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119097041

Category:

Page:

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The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated

The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated

In consequence I had a vague , unsatisfied feeling on the subject , and kept
grasping shadows , and had upon me something of the unpleasant sensation of
a bad dream . “ When I was sixteen , I fell upon an article in the Quarterly , which
 ...

Author: John Henry Newman

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020569372

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 527

View: 214

Categories: Education, Higher

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

... hunger never to be appeased , an aspiration which can never attain to
anything but grasping shadows in an immense and deceptive void . What can be
more terrible than this condition ? What more criminal than to be its willing
instrument ?

Author: Henri Lacordaire

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH4PGG

Category: Sermons, English

Page: 418

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Categories: Sermons, English

The Christian Treasury

The Christian Treasury

... call out mightily for the the worldling will , ere long , find that he has Spirit whom
thou hast grieved , and He will been grasping shadows ; the unbeliever realise
return to thy soul , and renew thy strength as that he has rejected an infinite good
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BCUL:1099123357

Category:

Page:

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Chinese Sociology and Anthropology

Chinese Sociology and Anthropology

The concoction made use of the approach of arresting the wind and grasping at
shadows so as to create something out of nothing : Ch'en Liang wrote a novel
singing the praises of the new morality and the new customs of the generation of
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001331941B

Category: Anthropology

Page:

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Vol. 1- includes Glossary of sociological and anthropological terms.
Categories: Anthropology

The Stars Of Mithra Hidden Star Stars of Mithra Captive Star Stars of Mithra Secret Star Stars of Mithra Mills Boon e Book Collections

The Stars Of Mithra  Hidden Star  Stars of Mithra    Captive Star  Stars of Mithra    Secret Star  Stars of Mithra   Mills   Boon e Book Collections

The storm rolled in fast and mean, blocking the flaming sun, dark, grasping
shadows shooting out and covering the landscape. Now there was panic, a great
need to hurry. Hurry. Hurry. A stone for each of them, before it was too late.
Before the ...

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472074379

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR ‘The most successful novelist on Planet Earth’ Washington Post
Categories: Fiction