Dawn of Art

Author: Jean-Marie Chauvet

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 135

View: 8801

An intriguing study of the early evolution of human artistic endeavors focuses on recent discoveries in the Chauvet cave, Stone Age paintings and engravings of animals that are more than thirty thousand years old. BOMC Div. Natural Science Main.

Dawn of Art

Author: Jean-Marie Chauvet

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 135

View: 5640

An intriguing study of the early evolution of human artistic endeavors focuses on recent discoveries in the Chauvet cave, Stone Age paintings and engravings of animals that are more than thirty thousand years old. BOMC Div. Natural Science Main.

Wir sind intelligenter als wir denken

Das Arbeitsgedächtnis optimal nutzen

Author: Tracy & Ross Alloway

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104033579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3435

Vergessen Sie den IQ Sie selbst haben in der Hand, wie intelligent Sie sind. Sie können Ihr Gehirn gezielt trainieren, die tägliche Informationsflut effizienter zu verarbeiten. Sie können den Alltag stressfreier bewältigen. Das Arbeitsgedächtnis ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg! Das Arbeitsgedächtnis ist so etwas wie der Merkzettel unseres Gehirns: Je kleiner er ist, desto weniger können wir behalten. Und desto schlechter können wir Informationen sortieren, bewerten und verarbeiten. Die gute Nachricht ist: Das Arbeitsgedächtnis lässt sich trainieren, der Merkzettel lässt sich aktiv vergrößern. Wie das funktioniert, zeigen die Psychologin Tracy und der Spezialist für Gedächtnistraining Ross Alloway. Mit Tests, Übungen, Spielen, Rezepten sowie anschaulichen Beispielen und Tipps aus ihrer Forschungs- und Arbeitspraxis.

Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

Author: John Gunn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579583997

Category: Reference

Page: 902

View: 6172

The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science contains 350 alphabetically arranged entries. The topics include cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, art in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst history, and conservation and management. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content lists and a comprehensive index to facilitate searching and browsing.

The Cultural Psychology of Self

Place, Morality and Art in Human Worlds

Author: Ciaran Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134962193

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 4185

Philosophers and psychologists both investigate the self, but often in isolation from one another. this book brings together studies by philosophers and psychologists in an exploration of the self and its function. It will be of interest to all those involved in philosophy, psychology and sociology.

Writing in Motion

Body—Language—Technology

Author: Kenneth King

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 081956964X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 3570

Kenneth King is one of America’s most inventive postmodern choreographers. His dancing has always reflected his interest in language and technology, combining movement with film, machines, lighting and words both spoken and written. King is also conversant in philosophy, and some of his most influential dances have been dedicated to and in dialogue with the work of such philosophers as Susanne K. Langer, Edmund Husserl and Friedrich Nietzsche. Since the 1960s, he has performed his dance to texts both spoken and prerecorded—texts intended to stand separately as literary works. Writing in Motion spans more than thirty years and is collected here for the first time. It includes essays, performance scripts of King’s own work, art criticism, philosophy and cultural commentary. Dense with movement, these writings explode and reconfigure the familiar, crack syntax open, and invent startling new words. Dancing, to King, is “writing in space," and writing is a dance of ideas. Whether referencing Aristotle, Langer, Simone de Beauvoir, MTV, Maurice Blanchot or Marshall McLuhan, King’s delightfully lavish prose is very much “in motion.”

Consilience

The Unity of Knowledge

Author: E. O. Wilson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804154066

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 8547

"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience (a word that originally meant "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. He postulates the biological principles underlying works of art from cave-drawings to Lolita. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions: Prehistoric belief systems

Author: Leslie Ross

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313342882

Category: Art

Page: 395

View: 3669

"Beginning with faiths in the ancient worlds of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, this set examines the major religions and their art and architecture from countries and continents all over the globe. Sixteen chapters present basic religions and their beliefs, as well as specific examples of how art/architecture reflects each religion's values. The major focus of each chapter, however, is on the temples, churches, religious buildings, statues, paintings, and other works of art and architecture created by believers. Each is examined in terms of its history, materials, symbols, colors, and patterns, explaining its significance to the reader. The set contains approximately 200 illustrations. Topics covered include: stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals; ancient Egyptian tombs; diversity of Jewish synagogues; Zen Buddhist garden and temple design; sculptural programs on Hindu temples; Mesoamerican pyramid-temple complexes; and, African masks used in ceremonial performance." --Publisher.

Civilization

The Magazine of the Library of Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: N.A

View: 9501


Art in Story

Teaching Art History to Elementary School Children

Author: Marianne Saccardi

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583592

Category: Education

Page: 458

View: 1690

Using the book, Art in Story, teachers, parents, grandparents, and all those working with children, can develop their love for art by simply telling them wonderful stories.

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 9612

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Prehistoric Art

The Symbolic Journey of Humankind

Author: Randall White

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810942622

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 7379

Examines prehistoric objects and images from an anthropological, rather than artistic, perspective.

Science and Its Times: 1950-present

Author: Neil Schlager,Josh Lauer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787639396

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 9653

"This series discusses how the major fields of science developed during specific time periods. Each volume focuses on a range of years and includes developments in exploration, life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and technology. When the series is completed, the seven volumes will cover 2000 B.C. to the present."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1966

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Art history

Author: Marilyn Stokstad,David Cateforis,Stephen Addiss

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 8257


Landscape of the Mind

Human Evolution and the Archaeology of Thought

Author: John F. Hoffecker

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151848X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 7272

In Landscape of the Mind, John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the human mind, drawing on archaeology, history, and the fossil record. He suggests that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools that evolved into the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form of shaped stone objects. When anatomically modern humans evolved a parallel capacity to externalize thoughts as symbolic language, individual brains within social groups became integrated into a "neocortical Internet," or super-brain, giving birth to the mind. Noting that archaeological traces of symbolism coincide with evidence of the ability to generate novel technology, Hoffecker contends that human creativity, as well as higher order consciousness, is a product of the superbrain. He equates the subsequent growth of the mind with human history, which began in Africa more than 50,000 years ago. As anatomically modern humans spread across the globe, adapting to a variety of climates and habitats, they redesigned themselves technologically and created alternative realities through tools, language, and art. Hoffecker connects the rise of civilization to a hierarchical reorganization of the super-brain, triggered by explosive population growth. Subsequent human history reflects to varying degrees the suppression of the mind's creative powers by the rigid hierarchies of nationstates and empires, constraining the further accumulation of knowledge. The modern world emerged after 1200 from the fragments of the Roman Empire, whose collapse had eliminated a central authority that could thwart innovation. Hoffecker concludes with speculation about the possibility of artificial intelligence and the consequences of a mind liberated from its organic antecedents to exist in an independent, nonbiological form.