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Scott, William Robert
Previous owner's signature on ffep.A study of Francis Hutcheson, in terms of his life, teaching and position in the history of philosophy. Scott set out with the modest project of gathering materials for an article on Hutcheson's period in Dublin, prior to his appointment as professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow. The work grew into an extensive study, not only of Hutcheson's own life and thought, but of his place in the intellectual life of his age.296pp.
Thoemmes Press, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Facsimile Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1855061694
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Inventory #27750
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Ohana, David
In the turbulent period between 1870 and 1930, the contours on modernity were taking shape, especially the connections between technology, politics and aesthetics. The trilogy "The Nihilist Order" traces the genealogy of the nihilist-totalitarian syndrome. "The Futurist Syndrome" deals with three variants of the avant-garde artistic movements of European Futurism, and their fascination with totalitarian regimes. Those movements, represented here by their leaders, are: Italian Futurism and fascism, represented by Marinetti; Russian Cubo-Futurism and bolshevism, represented by Mayakovsky; and English Vorticism and its glorification of Hitler, represented by Wyndham Lewis. The Italian futurist movement typified the double image of modernism. Worshipping the major features of the modern age such as dynamism, speed and industrial and urban aesthetics, they added ideological concepts such as 'heroic technology' and 'mechanised warfare'. The Russian version of Futurism joined hands with local revolutionaries in an attempt to destroy the old world and bring about modernization, yet ironically used irrational religious terminology to explain its purpose.Using nihilistic language, Mayakovsky's revolutionary poetry opposed bourgeois imagery and mythologised the Russian people and Lenin. The third case study, Wyndham Lewis, was a renowned painter, writer, editor and cultural critic. His artistic movement, Vorticism, the English version of futurism, and his glorifying portrayal of the Nazi dictator, "Hitler" (1931), exemplified the two faces of Fascism: aesthetic nihilism within a totalitarian structure. These three examples, while different and tied to their particular nationalities, show that the artistic principles of the futurist syndrome had universal appeal and created a climate of opinion that paved the way for the rise of European totalitarianism. 206pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2010, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845192914
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Inventory #21759
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Edited By Balling,Morten Etc.
The papers in this volume were presented in Budapest at the 20th Colloquium of the Societe Universitaire Europeenne de Recherches Financieres (SUERF), arranged in association with the Robert Triffin-Szirak Foundation. Each paper deals with a different aspect of the characteristics of and trends in corporate governance. The three main topics are: corporate governance of financial institutions; corporate governance as exerted by financial institutions; financial instutions as participants in the transfer of corporate governance. The structure of financial markets and institutions has a significant impact on the ways in which the power to manage corporate resources is allocated. The relative roles of different types of owners and the legal framework within which they operate are currently in a state of flux throughout Europe. Financial integration in the European Union, the transition to open market economies in Central and Eastern Europe and privatization, have a profound effect on the behaviour and influence of different enterprises. This collection of papers demonstrates the range of aspects of corporate governance in a world characterized by rapid technological, political and institutional change which is currently concerning researchers and practitioners. The authors come from a wide number of countries and disciplines, and include people from banks and corporations, public officials and academics, providing different perspectives on corporate governance, financial markets and global convergence in eastern and western Europe. Their contributions should be of considerable interest to academics in the fields of finance and banking, monetary economics and macro-economics, and also to professionals in banks, securities houses, corporate treasuries, pension funds, consultancies, law firms, central banks and regulatory bodies. Slight fading to base spine.336pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792348257
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Inventory #15472
Price: £ 60.00 GBP ($ 77.40 approx. - € 66.30 approx.)
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Baraka, Amiri Imamu; McEvilley, Thomas
In this publication, Thornton Dial's assemblages, as well as his watercolours and drawings, are presented in 128 reproductions - 122 in colour. Using a variety of materials - scrap metal, rope, carpeting, canvas, wood and paint - held together with industrial sealing compound, self-taught contemporary artist Thornton Dial creates powerful, richly textured narrative assemblages. His primary symbol is the tiger, with which he represents the African-American male, notably himself, encountering life. The text offers a multifaceted look at the artist's career. First, art critic Thomas McEvilley, widely known for his groundbreaking writings on post-Modernism, analyzes Dial's work as a watershed in the emergence of alternatives to Western art-historical conventions. Then, noted poet, playwright and essayist Amiri Baraka looks at the phenomenon of the African-American self-taught artist and the cultural tradition from which Dial emerges. Baraka also provides an interpretation of the artist's imagery. The illustrations are accompanied by extended captions that elucidate Dial's thoughts and working processes.160pp.
Harry N Abrams Inc., 1993, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0810932172
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Inventory #18079
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.25 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Packard, Anne
This title contains a book & DVD. This book with over 100 colour plates and a 30 minute documentary DVD provides an intimate insight into the life and working process of Anne Packard, an accomplished American artist and the generational struggles of her family to claim their artistic heritage. Award-winning author David Michaelis has written a compelling essay chronicling Anne's life and career in Provincetown as well as providing historical background on Anne's grandfather, Max Bohm, a respected turn-of-the-century Impressionist painter. Writer/producer Emily Lau, known for her work for the History Channel and the Discovery Network wrote, directed and produced a 30-minute documentary DVD that intimately explores the life and working process of the artist who has found national acclaim for her art. New Book but D/J is lightly scratched. 168pp.
Skylark Press, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: Fine. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781424323999
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Inventory #23848
Price: £ 55.00 GBP ($ 70.95 approx. - € 60.78 approx.)
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