Striking Poses

Striking Poses

Dramatic BxW portraits from around the world, with an ongoing dialogue between the photographer and the writer.

Author: Max James Fallon

Publisher: MustSeeBooks

ISBN: 0976689308

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Dramatic BxW portraits from around the world, with an ongoing dialogue between the photographer and the writer. The concept is to encourage the readers to use their cameras to really engage the people they come in contact with when they travel - the camera grants you access! You see an eclectic mix of people in rather unique environments - humanity staring back at you
Categories: Photography

Striking Poses

Striking Poses

AGD That American LookComplexion ( PAGE ( 6 ) STRIKING POSES RICHARD
WESTERN Valentine VIGINIA ANFORD HALFWAY BRIDE - When would she find

Author: Richard Schickel


ISBN: 1556700245


Page: 152

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Farm Security Act of 2001

Farm Security Act of 2001

252 . DEFINITIONS . Section 1240A of the Food Security Act of 1985 ( 16 U . S . C
. 3839aa - 1 ) is amended( 1 ) in paragraph ( 1 ) ( A ) by inserting “ non - industrial
private forest land , ” before " and other land ” ; and ( B ) by strikingposes ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture


ISBN: MINN:31951P00723556S

Category: Agricultural administration


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Categories: Agricultural administration

Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds

Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds

The wings are quite prominent in many of the Paradisaea, which hold them in
specific striking poses, flutter them and also make sounds by striking the carpal
joints together while displaying. Wallace's Standardwings also strike their carpal

Author: Phil Gregory

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472975850

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Renowned for their elaborate and dazzling plumages, the birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae) and bowerbirds (Ptilonohynchidae) exhibit some of the most astonishing behaviours in the avian kingdom. The former is the most iconic group of birds found in New Guinea, while the bowerbirds extend into Australia, and are perhaps best known for the males' construction of avenue bowers, used to tempt females on the forest floor. This comprehensive monograph is dedicated to these two families, combining the product of more than two decades of research and scholarship with original observations by the author and many other knowledgeable contributors. Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds is the ultimate reference to these two groups. It provides a thorough guide to their identification, taxonomy and ecology, with detailed distribution maps accompanying the text. A series of beautifully illustrated plates by Richard Allen cover all of the 108 recognised taxa in these groups, with these supplemented by more than 200 photographs covering a range of racial and age-related plumage variety. This book is an indispensable addition to the libraries of all birders and ornithologists interested in these sensational birds.
Categories: Nature

Modernist Wastes

Modernist Wastes

Certainly, the figure bears a striking resemblance to a photograph of the
Baroness taken in 1915, who, draped in chiffon ... Sadly, despite the Baroness's
expectation that Abbott would photograph her striking poses 'for business
reasons', ...

Author: Caroline Knighton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350129047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Modernist Wastes is a profound new critical reflection on the ways in which women writers and artists have been discarded and recovered in established definitions of modernism. Exploring the collaborative auto/biographical writings of Djuna Barnes and the artist, poetic and Dada performer Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Caroline Knighton reveals how these very processes of discarding, recovery and re-use can open up new ways of understanding a distinctively female modernist artistic practice. Illustrated throughout with artworks, original letters and manuscript facsimiles, the book draws on new archival discoveries to place the feminist recovery of neglected female voices at the heart of our understanding of modernist and avant-garde literary culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Spectacular Flirtations

Spectacular Flirtations

67 Thus the skilled actor had to rise to the challenge of moving seamlessly from
one pose to the next ... While dramatic performance could be seen to borrow from
, and knit together , striking poses taken from the visual arts , the static medium ...

Author: Gillian Perry

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123342987

Category: Art

Page: 238

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During the Georgian period there was a remarkable proliferation of seductive visual imagery and written accounts of female performers. Focusing on the close relationship between the dramatic and visual arts at this time, this beautiful and stimulating book explores popular ideas of the actress as coquette, whore, celebrity, muse, and creative agent, charting her important symbolic role in contemporary attempts to professionalize both the theatre and the practice of fine art. Gill Perry shows how artists such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, Hoppner or Lawrence produced complex images of female performers as fashion icons, coquettes, dignified queens or creative artists. The result is a rich interdisciplinary study of the Georgian actress.
Categories: Art

Constitution of the State of Louisiana

Constitution of the State of Louisiana

... rate the tax laid for such pur Mr. Parlange moved to amend by striking poses on
property therein by the State for out the words “ two hundred dollars ” and such
purpose ; provided that with such tax inserting the words " one hundred dollars .

Author: Louisiana


ISBN: MINN:31951002372807E

Category: Constitutions

Page: 90

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Categories: Constitutions

Official Journal of the Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Louisiana Held in New Orleans Monday April 21 1879

Official Journal of the Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Louisiana  Held in New Orleans  Monday  April 21  1879

Parlange moved to amend by striking poses on property therein by the State for
out the words " two hundred dollars " and such purpuse ; provided that with such
tax inserting the words " one hundred dollars . " the whole amount of such taxes ...

Author: Louisiana. Constitutional Convention



Category: Constitutional conventions

Page: 493

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Categories: Constitutional conventions

Survival of the Prettiest

Survival of the Prettiest

If we pose for ourselves, we surely always pose for others, attempting to display
ourselves as we want to be seen. ... In the 1930s screen actresses were
presented in dramatic makeup. fabulous clothes, and striking poses in front of
filtered ...

Author: Nancy Etcoff

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307779113

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A provocative and thoroughly researched inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, skewering the myth that the pursuit of beauty is a learned behavior. In Survival of the Prettiest, Nancy Etcoff, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a practicing psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, argues that beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of the fashion industry, nor a backlash against feminism—it’s in our biology. Beauty, she explains, is an essential and ineradicable part of human nature that is revered and ferociously pursued in nearly every civilization—and for good reason. Those features to which we are most attracted are often signals of fertility and fecundity. When seen in the context of a Darwinian struggle for survival, our sometimes extreme attempts to attain beauty—both to become beautiful ourselves and to acquire an attractive partner—suddenly become much more understandable. Moreover, if we understand how the desire for beauty is innate, then we can begin to work in our own interests, and not just the interests of our genetic tendencies.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art

... and catalogues offered hundreds of different themes, ranging from interiors,
gardens, and parks, to bucolic landscapes.32 An elegant chair completes the
setting and allows the two gentlemen to assume striking poses. The seated man
looks ...

Author: Gitti Salami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118515051

Category: Art

Page: 648

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Offering a wealth of perspectives on African modern and Modernist art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this new Companion features essays by African, European, and North American authors who assess the work of individual artists as well as exploring broader themes such as discoveries of new technologies and globalization. A pioneering continent-based assessment of modern art and modernity across Africa Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material Features new and complex theoretical arguments about the nature of modernity and Modernism Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art
Categories: Art

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow

No matter how unaffected they may normally be, girls like Wang Qiyao, who know
all too well that they are pretty, cannot keep themselves from striking poses in
front of a camera. But the poses are usually not very clever—either exaggerated,

Author: Wang Anyi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231513098

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

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The classic story of a woman in post-World War II China. “[A] complex and penetrating portrayal . . . that best displays [Anyi’s] gifts as a novelist.”—The New York Times Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of 1940s Hollywood, Wang Qiyao—a girl born of the longtang, the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai’s working-class neighborhoods—seeks fame in the Miss Shanghai beauty pageant. This fleeting moment of stardom becomes the pinnacle of her life. During the next four decades, Wang Qiyao indulges in the decadent pleasures of pre-liberation Shanghai, secretly playing mahjong during the Anti-Rightist Movement and exchanging lovers on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Surviving the vicissitudes of modern Chinese history, Wang Qiyao emerges in the 1980s as a purveyor of “old Shanghai”—a living incarnation of a new, commodified nostalgia that prizes splendor and sophistication—only to become embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the pulpy Hollywood noirs of her youth. From the violent persecution of communism to the liberalism and openness of the age of reform, this sorrowful tale of old China versus new, of perseverance in the face of adversity, is a timeless rendering of our never-ending quest for transformation and beauty. “A beautifully constructed cyclical narrative . . . ingenious . . . As the novel builds to its tragic conclusion, the manner in which character types and events recur against the city’s shifting backdrop is impossible to forget.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[A] literary masterpiece . . . The story is spellbinding, colorful, and sad; the writing is dense and thoughtful . . . a page-turner right up to the end.”—Historical Novel Society
Categories: Fiction

Chinese Opera

Chinese Opera

The feathers instantly spring back when released and thus permit the actor to
demonstrate both graceful and striking poses. Originally the mark of warriors from
distant places, pheasant tails have come to be used by many characters,
including ...

Author: Wang-Ngai Siu

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888208265

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

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Chinese opera embraces over 360 different styles of theatre that make one of the richest performance arts in the world. It combines music, speech, poetry, mime, acrobatics, stage fighting, vivid face-painting and exquisite costumes. First experiences of Chinese opera can be baffling because its vocabulary of stagecraft is familiar only to the seasoned aficionado. Chinese Opera: The Actor’s Craft makes the experience more accessible for everyone. This book uses breath-taking images of Chinese opera in performance by Hong Kong photographer Siu Wang-Ngai to illustrate and explain Chinese opera stage technique. The book explores costumes, gestures, mime, acrobatics, props and stage techniques. Each explanation is accompanied by an example of its use in an opera and is illustrated by in-performance photographs. Chinese Opera: The Actor’s Craft provides the reader with a basic grammar for understanding uniquely Chinese solutions to staging drama.
Categories: Performing Arts

Japanese Theatre

Japanese Theatre

The continuative movement of the actor's actions is punctuated with poses. The
pose is as necessary a part of Kabuki ... To "cut" a mie means, while striking a
grandiose pose, to open the eyes wide and cross one eye. The eye to be crossed
is ...

Author: Faubion Bowers

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462912186

Category: Drama

Page: 322

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Japanese Theatre presents a full historical account for Westerners of the theater arts that have flourished for centuries in Japan. Kabuki, arising in the late seventeenth century, is the theater of the commoner. The successive syllables of Kabuki mean "song – dance – skill." The precursors of Kabuki were the puppet theater and the comic interludes in the stately, aristocratic Noh drama – all fully described by the author. In the modem era the Japanese have broken away from Kabuki, and their stage has shown a realistic trend. Left–wing theater groups arose in the 1920’s, were suppressed by the militarists, and then revived during the occupation. Appended to the historical chapters are Mr. Bowers's translations of three Kabuki plays: The Monstrous Spider, Gappo and His Daughter Tsuji, and the bombastic Sukeroku. This book, with its many excellent photographs, is a permanent addition to the West's knowledge of the exotic, exciting theater of Japan and its tradition of great acting.
Categories: Drama

Within These Walls

Within These Walls

Kenneth Kennedy didn't look like much more than a class clown, pulling faces or
striking poses whenever someone pointed the camera his way. There was
Roxanna Margold, who accented her plainness behind stringy hair and homely ...

Author: Ania Ahlborn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476783796

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In her all-new supernatural thriller, bestselling indie horror author Ania Ahlborn asks: How far would you go for success? What would you be capable of if the promise of forever was real? With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up true-crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback, one more shot at the bestselling success he once enjoyed. His chance comes when he’s promised exclusive access to death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the notorious cult leader and mass murderer who’s ready to break his silence after thirty years, and who contacted Lucas personally from his maximum-security cell. With nothing left to lose, Lucas leaves New York to live and work from the scene of the crime: a split-level farmhouse on a gray-sanded beach in Washington State whose foundation is steeped in the blood of Halcomb’s diviners—runaways who were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love. There, Lucas sets out to capture the real story of the departed faithful. Except that he’s not alone. For Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal life…and within these walls, they’re far from dead.
Categories: Fiction

College Drinking

College Drinking

What is striking is the addition of two campuslevel variables about student
exposure to alcohol that also predict the ... at alcoholrelated events, striking
poses that borrow from the club life, or with the ubiquitous red Dixie® cups at the

Author: George W. Dowdall

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579228156

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.
Categories: Education

The Zhangs from Nanxun

The Zhangs from Nanxun

Reflecting their upbringing in the chic city, the girls put on make-believe fashion
shows at home, winding themselves in colorful pieces of spare of fabric and
striking poses as if they were models. Even their mother began to enjoy Parisian


Publisher: CF Press

ISBN: 9780692008454


Page: 560

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The Trouble With Cowboys

The Trouble With Cowboys

... image of them in chef jackets, striking poses while holding various kitchen
utensils. Amy was the fifth chef introduced. She'd been glammed up, with fluffy,
perfectly coiffed hair and lots of makeup, her white teeth gleaming, her pose

Author: Melissa Cutler

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9781420130058

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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It was their parents' ranch, through the good days and the bad. But if they want to hang on to their land, their pride, and their family, the three Sorentino sisters will have to reinvent it from the ground up--and one of them just may reinvent herself in the process. . . Cowboys have never been good for Amy Sorentino. First her hard-riding father bankrupted the family farm. Then her all-hat-no-cattle boyfriend sold her out on national television, ending her promising career as a chef. Now she and her squabbling sisters have partnered up in a final attempt to save their land by starting an inn and local restaurant. So it figures that with everything on the line, Amy's key supplier is just the kind of Stetson-tipping heartbreaking bad boy she's sworn to avoid. But Kellan Reed has a few secrets of his own--and cowboy or not, Amy can't resist this kind of wild ride. . . "One hot romance from start to finish." --Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Mistletoe Cowboy "Simply delightful."--New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde
Categories: Fiction

Penalty for Meat

Penalty for Meat

Striking poses with the length of her hair lengthening and retracting for each new
pose. Day dreaming of the last time she made love to Max. In the dimming sun of
twilight hanging from him straddling his steel-like frame from underneath his ...

Author: C. Arrington Ward

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9780805990577

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Categories: Fiction

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Black, 6 ft 1, and extremely muscular, Benson looked like something out of an old
Andy Warhol film, physically striking and, to a ... He saw images of young men
with elegant faces pulling striking poses with their immaculate physiques; he saw

Author: Jerry Fox


ISBN: 9781291874426

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Jewel-shop robbery, accidental murder, and one ecstasy fuelled ride on a Merry-go-round are only a few of the things on offer in Jerry Fox's brilliantly wacky, insane black comedy.
Categories: Performing Arts

Modern Infidel Filet of Soul

Modern Infidel  Filet of Soul

... to striking poses rather than actually living. The yipster frequents certain
sporting events and restaurants for the same reason the hipster follows his fellow
sleepwalkers to the grunge concert – not necessarily because he appreciates the
fare, ...

Author: R. Thomas Risk

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496900067

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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Stalked by a hitman for a heinous crime of which he was acquitted, a church pastor suffers waking nightmares about a dysfunctional divine family, a grim reaper which bears a striking resemblance to Johnny Cash, four riderless horses and a looming apocalypse. Meanwhile, society is in turmoil. Federal laws have disarmed honest citizens while freeing convicted murderers. Runaway taxation has driven the everyday economy underground. Congressional assent to a United Nations treaty facilitates the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11/01. As the Presidential election nears, an irresistible urge to be truthful seizes the incumbent and her Republican opponent. The incumbent’s revelation about systemic voter fraud triggers reforms which result in a landslide victory for the third-party underdog. Ironically, not a single voter remembers selecting the spoiler at the ballot box. Predator and prey finally meet at a funeral, but the ceremony is hijacked by General George Patton. After performing a slapstick resurrection and setting humanity straight on a few things, Patton solves the political mystery by explaining the evolutionary leap which has begun to expand human consciousness. The newly aware congregants proceed to reinvent the United States of America envisioned by its founders.
Categories: Fiction