André Kertész

Author: Michel Frizot,Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq,Jeu de Paume (Paris)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782754100953

Category: Art

Page: 359

View: 8057

"André Kertész (1894-1985), internationally known photographer, surprisingly has never been the subject of a true retrospective in Europe. A major exhibition, opening in Paris and traveling to Winterthur, Berlin, and Budapest, now brings together an important number of his prints and original documents. The accompanying monograph details Kertészs personal contributions to the photographic language of the twentieth century and charts his constant creative acuity over a career spanning more than seventy years-- in Hungary, where he was born, in Paris, where he was one of the principal figures of the photographic avant-garde from 1925-1936, and then in New York, where he spent the greater part of his life without receiving the success he expected and deserved."--Book jacket.

Amarcord, Marcella Remembers

The Remarkable Life Story of the Woman Who Started Out Teaching Science in a Small Town in Italy, But Ended Up Teaching America How to Cook Italian

Author: Marcella Hazan

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 9781592404896

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 307

View: 812

Bestselling cookbook author Hazan tells how a young girl raised in Emilia-Romagna became America's godmother of Italian cooking. Widely credited with introducing proper Italian food to the English-speaking world, Hazan looks back on the adventures of her life.

The Invention of Paris

A History in Footsteps

Author: ric Hazan

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 6910

A radical guide to Paris through art, literature and revolution.

Dental Anthropology

Fundamentals, Limits and Prospects

Author: Kurt W. Alt,Friedrich W. Rösing,Maria Teschler-Nicola

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709174961

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

View: 8241

Shelley Saunders This book offers a welcome diversity of topics covering the broader subjects of teeth and the study of teeth by anthropologists. There is an impressive array of coverage here including the history of anthropological study of the teeth, morphology and structure, pathology and epidemiology, the relationship between nutrition, human behavior and the dentition, age and sex estimation from teeth, and geographic and genetic variation. Most chapter authors have provided thorough reviews of their subjects along with examples of recent analytical work and recommendations for future research. North American researchers should particularly appreciate the access to an extensive European literature cited in the individual chapter bibliographies. Physical anthropologists with even a passing interest in dental research should greet the publication of this book with pleasure since it adds to a growing list of books on how the study of teeth can tell us so much about past human populations. In addition to the archaeological applications, there is the forensic objective of dental anthropology which the editors refer to in their introduction which is dealt with in this volume. The chapters dealing with methods of sex determination, age estimation of juveniles and age estimation of adults using the teeth are exhaustive and exacting and of critical importance to both "osteoarchaeologists" and forensic anthropologists. Authors Liversidge, Herdeg and Rosing provide very clear guidelines for the use of dental formation standards in juvenile age estimation, recommendations that are so obviously necessary at this time.

Art and Visual Culture on the French Riviera, 1956-1971

The Ecole de Nice

Author: Rosemary O'Neill

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754664710

Category: Art

Page: 258

View: 4109

Drawing on the primary sources and little known publications from museum archives, collections in the region, and privately owned archives, Art and Visual Culture on the Riviera, 1956-1971 offers the first in-depth study of the Ecole de Nice. The author shows how artists indigenous to the region challenged the dominance of Paris as the national standard at this moment of French decentralization efforts, and growing internationalism in the arts.

The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat

Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance

Author: Thomas McNamee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439191514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8521

In the 1950s, America was a land of overdone roast beef and canned green beans—a gastronomic wasteland. Most restaurants relied on frozen, second-rate ingredients and served bogus “Continental” cuisine. Authentic French, Italian, and Chinese foods were virtually unknown. There was no such thing as food criticism at the time, and no such thing as a restaurant critic. Cooking at home wasn’t thought of as a source of pleasure. Guests didn’t chat around the kitchen. Professional equipment and cookware were used only in restaurants. One man changed all that. From the bestselling author of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse comes the first biography of the passionate gastronome and troubled genius who became the most powerful force in the history of American food—the founding father of the American food revolution. From his first day in 1957 as the food editor of the New York Times, Craig Claiborne was going to take his readers where they had never been before. Claiborne extolled the pleasures of exotic cuisines from all around the world, and with his inspiration, restaurants of every ethnicity blossomed. So many things we take for granted now were introduced to us by Craig Claiborne—crème fraîche, arugula, balsamic vinegar, the Cuisinart, chef’s knives, even the salad spinner. He would give Julia Child her first major book review. He brought Paul Bocuse, the Troisgros brothers, Paul Prudhomme, and Jacques Pépin to national acclaim. His $4,000 dinner for two in Paris was a front-page story in the Times and scandalized the world. And while he defended the true French nouvelle cuisine against bastardization, he also reveled in a well-made stew or a good hot dog. He made home cooks into stars—Marcella Hazan, Madhur Jaffrey, Diana Kennedy, and many others. And Craig Claiborne made dinner an event—whether dining out, delighting your friends, or simply cooking for your family. His own dinner parties were legendary. Craig Claiborne was the perfect Mississippi gentleman, but his inner life was one of conflict and self-doubt. Constrained by his position to mask his sexuality, he was imprisoned in solitude, never able to find a stable and lasting love. Through Thomas McNamee’s painstaking research and eloquent storytelling, The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat unfolds a history that is largely unknown and also tells the full, deep story of a great man who until now has never been truly known at all.

Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

Author: Christopher M. Bishop

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493938438

Category: Computers

Page: 738

View: 8454

This is the first textbook on pattern recognition to present the Bayesian viewpoint. The book presents approximate inference algorithms that permit fast approximate answers in situations where exact answers are not feasible. It uses graphical models to describe probability distributions when no other books apply graphical models to machine learning. No previous knowledge of pattern recognition or machine learning concepts is assumed. Familiarity with multivariate calculus and basic linear algebra is required, and some experience in the use of probabilities would be helpful though not essential as the book includes a self-contained introduction to basic probability theory.

New Outlook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arab countries

Page: N.A

View: 1518


Melanoma Development

Molecular Biology, Genetics and Clinical Application

Author: Anja K. Bosserhoff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319413198

Category: Medical

Page: 447

View: 8579

This book focuses on malignant melanoma, discussing the current state of scientific knowledge and providing insights into the underlying basic mechanisms, the molecular changes, genetics and genomics. Human Melanoma is a dangerous type of skin cancer affecting an increasing population, and a better understanding of its development will help in finding sophisticated targeted therapies. The second revised edition features the latest research findings and offers updates on the latest advances and potential novel melanoma therapies. It is a valuable resource for researchers and clinicians working in the fields of melanoma, cancer research and therapy as well as dermatology.

Probabilistic Graphical Models

Principles and Techniques

Author: Daphne Koller,Nir Friedman,Francis Bach

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262013193

Category: Computers

Page: 1231

View: 3782

Proceedings of the annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, available for 1991-present. Since 1985, the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) has been the primary international forum for exchanging results on the use of principled uncertain-reasoning methods in intelligent systems. The UAI Proceedings have become a basic reference for researches and practitioners who want to know about both theoretical advances and the latest applied developments in the field.

Nonparametric Bayesian Inference in Biostatistics

Author: Riten Mitra,Peter Müller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319195182

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 2950

As chapters in this book demonstrate, BNP has important uses in clinical sciences and inference for issues like unknown partitions in genomics. Nonparametric Bayesian approaches (BNP) play an ever expanding role in biostatistical inference from use in proteomics to clinical trials. Many research problems involve an abundance of data and require flexible and complex probability models beyond the traditional parametric approaches. As this book's expert contributors show, BNP approaches can be the answer. Survival Analysis, in particular survival regression, has traditionally used BNP, but BNP's potential is now very broad. This applies to important tasks like arrangement of patients into clinically meaningful subpopulations and segmenting the genome into functionally distinct regions. This book is designed to both review and introduce application areas for BNP. While existing books provide theoretical foundations, this book connects theory to practice through engaging examples and research questions. Chapters cover: clinical trials, spatial inference, proteomics, genomics, clustering, survival analysis and ROC curve.

Blue Hat, Green Hat

Author: Sandra Boynton

Publisher: Little Simon

ISBN: 9780671493202

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 14

View: 503

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

Working in Teams

Moving From High Potential to High Performance

Author: Brian A. Griffith,Ethan B. Dunham

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324737

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 8229

An engaging, relevant text, Working in Teams explores the major concepts related to team success and prepares students to lead and work in and lead collaborative, interdependent environments. Authors Brian A. Griffith, PhD, and Ethan B. Dunham EdM, MBA, teach readers to accomplish specific goals in teams, foster the development of individual members, and transform “high-potential” groups into “high performing” teams. Readers will develop a strong, practical foundation in topics essential to effective teamwork: team design and development, interpersonal dynamics, leadership, communication, decision making, creativity and innovation, diversity, project management, and performance evaluation.