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  • booksreddit.com:Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths

    Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths

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    The lineage of the Japanese sword can be traced back over a thousand years, and throughout its long history the sword has emerged as one of Japan’s most durable cultural assets. Part of its mythical appeal lies in the unique harmony of its historical roles as deadly hand-held weapon, embodiment of the samurai spirit, and powerful symbol of warfare.The types of sword that have been made, their forging methods, and the styles of blade have been influenced by historical events and shaped by deve…


  • booksreddit.com:Hundert Autoren gegen Einstein: [Reprint der Originalausgabe von 1931] (German Edition)

    Hundert Autoren gegen Einstein: [Reprint der Originalausgabe von 1931] (German Edition)

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    Das Original wurde 1931 veröffentlicht. Diese Ausgabe wurde aus gescannten Bildern von der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol erstellt und für einen Reprint aufbereitet.


  • booksreddit.com:Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

    Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

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    Modern culture is obsessed with controlling women’s bodies. Our societies are saturated with images of unreal, idealised female beauty whilst real female bodies and the women who inhabit them are alienated from their own personal and political potential. Under modern capitalism, women are both consumers and consumed: Meat Market offers strategies for resisting this gory cycle of consumption, exposing how the trade in female flesh extends into every part of women’s political selfhood.


  • booksreddit.com:The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture

    The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa’s Literary Culture

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    The extraordinary manuscripts of Timbuktu: invaluable historical documents, objects of tremendous beauty, and a testament to a great center of learning and civilization.For centuries, trading caravans made epic journeys across the Saharan sands to reach the markets of the legendary city of Timbuktu, where they traded salt, gold, slaves, textiles―and books. By the mid-fifteenth century, Timbuktu had become a major center of Islamic literary culture and scholarship. The city’s libraries were re…


  • booksreddit.com:Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

    Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

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    You want to know what the BEST tip I EVER got was? “Produce horrible material on purpose.”
    “This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren’t any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art c…


  • booksreddit.com:Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative (Will Eisner Instructional Books)

    Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative (Will Eisner Instructional Books)

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    “There isn’t a comics artists alive who hasn’t benefited from Will Eisner’s masterful work and formidable wisdom.”―Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics In Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, Will Eisner―one of the most influential comic artists of the twentieth century―lays out the fundamentals of storytelling and their application in the comic book and graphic novel. In a work that will prove invaluable for comic artists and filmmakers, Eisner reveals how to construct a story…


  • booksreddit.com:Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel

    Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel

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    For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents “a provocative history of wartime politics” (Entertainment Weekly). Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of more than two hundred of Geisel’s…