The Shape of Things

Author: Janine Scott

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756504533

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1268


Explores the different shapes that can be found every day and discusses patterns and symmetry in simple terms.

The Shape of Things

A Play

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571212468

Category: Drama

Page: 138

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How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? Which price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil Labute in The Shape of Things. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friends' engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships, exposing the raw meat and gristle that lie beneath. The world premi�re of The Shape of Things was presented at the Almeida, London, in May 2001.

The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come

Author: Frances Carey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083258

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 7110


The Book of Revelation's legacy of visual imagery is evaluated here, from the 11th century to the end of World War 2 illuminated manuscripts, books, prints and drawings of apocalyptic phases are examined.

The Shape of Things to Come

Prophecy and the American Voice

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680422X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 349


From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech about his American dream. Listening to these prophetic founding statements, Marcus explores America's promise as a New Jerusalem and the nature of its covenant: first with God, and then with its own citizens. In the nineteenth century, this vision of the nation's story was told in public as part of common discourse, to be fought over in plain speech and flights of gorgeous rhetoric. Since then, Marcus argues, it has become cryptic, a story told more in art than in politics. He traces it across the continent and through time, hearing the tale in the disparate voices of writers, filmmakers, performers, and actors: Philip Roth, David Lynch, David Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sheryl Lee, and Bill Pullman. In The Shape of Things to Come, the future and the past merge in extraordinary and uncanny ways, and Marcus proves once again that he is our most imaginative and original cultural critic.

The Shape of Things to Come

Exploring the Future of the Human Body

Author: Druin Burch

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788543378

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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In this humane and important exploration of modern medicine, Druin Burch examines the future of medicine, our changing physicalities and the implications of longer life. From birth to death and through the exploration of topics such as disease, sex, mind, eating and drinking, Burch tracks the future of medicine by looking at what is already possible today. Weaving in insights from literature, art and history, The Shape of Things to Come considers the cultural complexity surrounding medicine as well as its impact on the humanities. As a specialist in geriatric medicine Burch writes with a keen understanding of the medical profession. He outlines the areas of medicine which have seen the greatest improvements and optimistically offers insight into further advancements.

The Shapes of Things

A Practical Guide to Differential Geometry and the Shape Derivative

Author: Shawn W. Walker

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 1611973961

Category: Mathematics

Page: 152

View: 9845


Many things around us have properties that depend on their shape--for example, the drag characteristics of a rigid body in a flow. This self-contained overview of differential geometry explains how to differentiate a function (in the calculus sense) with respect to a "shape variable." This approach, which is useful for understanding mathematical models containing geometric partial differential equations (PDEs), allows readers to obtain formulas for geometric quantities (such as curvature) that are clearer than those usually offered in differential geometry texts. Readers will learn how to compute sensitivities with respect to geometry by developing basic calculus tools on surfaces and combining them with the calculus of variations. Several applications that utilize shape derivatives and many illustrations that help build intuition are included.

Intelligent Internationalization

The Shape of Things to Come

Author: Kara A. Godwin,Hans de Wit

Publisher: Brill - Sense

ISBN: 9789004418912

Category: Education and globalization

Page: 222

View: 1533


"In 2015, Laura Rumbley put forward the notion that higher education-in a highly complex, globally interdependent world-would be wise to commit to an agenda of "intelligent internationalization" (I2). I2 turns on the notion that "the development of a thoughtful alliance between the research, practitioner, and policy communities," in tandem with key decision makers in leadership roles, is essential for institutions and systems of higher education seeking sustained relevance and vitality through their internationalization efforts. Does "intelligent internationalization" make sense? What is faulty, misguided, or missing from this analysis that could be strengthened through further consideration? On the other hand, what speaks to its value as an idea or agenda to advance the way that internationalization is understood and enacted in the world? These issues will be addressed in this book which builds on a 2018 Symposium on Intelligent Internationalization"--

The Shape of Things to Come

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141441046

Category: Fiction

Page: 530

View: 4783


The Shape of Things to Come tells of an intellectual who dies and leaves behind a dream book inspired by visions that are remarkably prescient.