A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney (Revised Edition)

Author: Martin Gayford

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500773408

Category: Art

Page: 296

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“Sumptuously illustrated, this radiant volume encapsulates what it truly means to be a visual artist.” —Booklist David Hockney’s exuberant work is highly praised and widely celebrated—he is perhaps the world’s most popular living painter. But he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art. This new edition includes a revised introduction and five new chapters which cover Hockney’s production since 2011, including preparations for the Bigger Picture exhibition held at the Royal Academy in 2012 and the making of Hockney’s iPad drawings and plans for the show. A difficult period followed the exhibition’s huge success, marked first by a stroke, which left Hockney unable to speak for a long period, followed by the vandalism of the artist’s Totem tree-trunk, and the tragic suicide of his assistant shortly thereafter. Escaping the gloom, in spring 2013 Hockney moved back to L.A. A few months later, Martin Gayford visited Hockney in the L.A. studio, where the fully-recovered artist was hard at work on his Comédie humaine, a series of full-length portraits painted in the studio. The conversations between Hockney and Gayford are punctuated by surprising and revealing observations on other artists—Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Picasso among them—and enlivened by shrewd insights into the contrasting social and physical landscapes of Yorkshire, Hockney’s birthplace, and California.

Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management

6th International Conference, KSEM 2013, Dalian, China, August 10-12, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Mingzheng Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642397875

Category: Computers

Page: 604

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6 th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management, KSEM 2013, held in Dalian City, China, in August 2013. The 50 revised papers (33 regular papers, 18 short papers, and keynote and invited talks) were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions.

David Hockney

The Biography, 1975-2012

Author: Christopher Simon Sykes

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 038553955X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Simon Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist. David Hockney is one of the most influential and best-loved artists of the twentieth century. His career has spanned and epitomized the art movements of the past five decades. Picking up Hockney's story in 1975, this book finds him flitting between Notting Hill and California, where he took inspiration for the swimming pool series of paintings; creating acclaimed set designs for operas around the world; and embracing emerging technologies—the Polaroid camera and fax machine in the seventies and eighties and, most recently, the iPad. Hockney's boundless energy extends to his personal life too, and this volume illuminates the glamorous circles he moves in, as well as his sometimes turbulent relationships. Christopher Simon Sykes has been granted exclusive and unprecedented access to Hockney's paintings, notebooks, and diaries, and a great number of them are reproduced here. Featuring interviews with family, friends, and Hockney himself, this is a lively and revelatory account of an acclaimed artist and an extraordinary man.

Conducting Meaningful Interpretation

A Field Guide for Success

Author: Carolyn Widner Ward,Alan E. Wilkinson

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555915308

Category: Nature

Page: 268

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Covering everything from the history of interpretation, to strategies and tools for effective communication, to the future of the profession, this reference guide is a vital resource for guides and interpreters in natural resource management programs. Includes tips on traditional campfire programs, high-tech audiovisual presentations, presenting to special groups and much more.

Distributed Systems for System Architects

Author: Paulo Veríssimo,Luís Rodrigues

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792372660

Category: Computers

Page: 625

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The primary audience for this book are advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. Computer architecture, as it happened in other fields such as electronics, evolved from the small to the large, that is, it left the realm of low-level hardware constructs, and gained new dimensions, as distributed systems became the keyword for system implementation. As such, the system architect, today, assembles pieces of hardware that are at least as large as a computer or a network router or a LAN hub, and assigns pieces of software that are self-contained, such as client or server programs, Java applets or pro tocol modules, to those hardware components. The freedom she/he now has, is tremendously challenging. The problems alas, have increased too. What was before mastered and tested carefully before a fully-fledged mainframe or a closely-coupled computer cluster came out on the market, is today left to the responsibility of computer engineers and scientists invested in the role of system architects, who fulfil this role on behalf of software vendors and in tegrators, add-value system developers, R&D institutes, and final users. As system complexity, size and diversity grow, so increases the probability of in consistency, unreliability, non responsiveness and insecurity, not to mention the management overhead. What System Architects Need to Know The insight such an architect must have includes but goes well beyond, the functional properties of distributed systems.

Graduation with Civic Honors

Unlock the Power of Community Opportunity

Author: Nels Lindahl

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595389791

Category: Education

Page: 88

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Society needs to focus on practical programs that can realize the possibilities of stronger community. Academic programs have a rich tradition of offering graduation with Honors and are capable of implementing Graduation With Civic Honors. The Graduation with Civic Honors program is the institutional recognition of civic engagement in the community during the graduation ceremony. Graduation is an incredibly important time and a major life event for most people. Recognizing individuals with Graduation with Civic Honors, helps focus the attention of a new generation on realizing the possibilities of practical programs increasing civic engagement through community involvement.

Dependable Computing - EDCC 2005

5th European Dependable Computing Conference, Budapest, Hungary, April 20-22, 2005, Proceedings

Author: Mario Dal Cin,Mohamed Kaâniche,András Pataricza

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540257233

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th European Dependable Computing Conference, EDCC 2005, held in Budapest, Hungary in April 2005. The 21 revised full papers, 5 revised practical experience reports, and 4 prototype description papers presented together with the abstract of a keynote and 2 fast-track papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 90 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on distributed algorithms, fault-tolerant design and procotols, practical experience reports and tools, assessment and analysis, measurement, hardware verification, dependable networking, and reliability engineering and testing.

Billionaire's Jet Set Babies & The Nanny Bombshell

Author: Catherine Mann,Michelle Celmer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460383931

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Two fan-favorite stories of powerful men…wrapped around their babies' little fingers Billionaire's Jet Set Babies by Catherine Mann While cleaning a jet for entrepreneur Seth Jansen, Alexa Randall finds the strangest items: his one-year-old twins! Seth needs a temporary nanny; Alexa needs time for a one-on-one business pitch. So she says yes to an intimate stay on a lush Florida island—and yes to the man whose passion makes her question the choices she's made. The Nanny Bombshell by Michelle Celmer When Sierra Evans gave her twins up for adoption, she didn't expect tragedy to leave them in the care of their uncle, Coop Landon—a notorious playboy. Now Sierra will stop at nothing to protect her children—even if it means going undercover as the perfect nanny. But she doesn't expect the sizzling attraction that develops between her and Coop!

Reiki Power Animals Rediscovering the Po

Author: Zach Keyer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847287107

Category: Self-Help

Page: 88

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The Purpose of These Exercises is to use Reiki in the Advanced Practice of Connecting with Power Animal Totems. These Power Animal Totems are Living Embodiments of Wisdom and Ability. Each Animal Totem holds different Secrets, Revelations, and Energies which may be called upon Instantly - to support our Reiki Healing Work. Working with these Beings is not a standard part of Reiki, but has been a very meaningful practice for me that has proven its value many times over. This is an additional way to use the Reiki Energy to Expand Your Abilities. - Looking Toward The Future, and The Importance of This Practice - I strongly feel that this practice and others like it are the next step necessary to Expand our Potentials for Healing, Connecting, and Integration. In each Moment of our Reiki Practice - we are given the opportunity to let go of our Limitations, and this process is the Adventure of a Lifetime!


Author: Dr. Edwin Mavunika Mapara

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453577806

Category: Self-Help

Page: 213

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TB and AIDS are visiting and touching many homes in both the developed and developing countries leaving misery, suffering, orphans and in many cases death, that could have been prevented and avoided. This book is for the AIDucators that have participated in driving AIDucation 20-10 in the communities of London. It is for those friends that I had social intercourses with on those Friday and Saturday evenings. It is for the health promoters, the politicians, the pastors, the ministers, the imams, the teachers, the students, the youth, the volunteers, the carers and all those who want to make a difference and bring TB and AIDS under control. The book addresses basic issues that we need to know: Facts on HIV infections, AIDS and TB; the HIV test, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT); common sexually transmitted infections; common HIV – associated conditions and the “popular” Isle of Wight powerpoint presentation that was given to the Christian youths at their summer camp in August 2009. This book might be useful to medical students and nursing students.

The Complete IS-IS Routing Protocol

Author: Hannes Gredler,Walter Goralski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852338220

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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The appeal of The Complete IS-IS Routing Protocol is the hole it plugs in the modern-day networking needs of thousands of service providers the world over. While service providers deploy advanced technologies like MPLS, VPNs and Traffic Engineering, there is a fundamental lack of understanding of the glue that holds these Autonomous Systems together. The Complete IS-IS Routing Protocol is a comprehensive way to empower growing number of ISPs network engineers, architects, and operators to truly understand IS-IS in depth and in a way they can use right away.

Universal Scrolls

Why Black People Can't Get Ahead

Author: King David Godson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

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Universal Scrolls are minutes from The Cream Of The Crop Interstellar Kriya Sciences LLC poets; the conversation has a duel nature; they talk about the vexation Brother Elowishas Maximus is enduring with bouts from the family courts system, and the spiritual development of Brother Kennyatta DuVeil, and King David Godson.


His Epic Life

Author: Martin Gayford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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At thirty one, Michelangelo was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived (and, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, uncouth, swindling miser). For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic centre of events: the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation. Few of his works - including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the marble giant David and the Last Judgment - were small or easy to accomplish. Like a hero of classical mythology - such as Hercules, whose statue he carved in his youth - he was subject to constant trials and labours. In Michelangelo Martin Gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could be.

The Handmade Marketplace, 2nd Edition

How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online

Author: Kari Chapin

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123368

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Make money doing what you love. Kari Chapin’s insightful and inspiring guide to turning your crafting skills into earned income has been completely revised and updated. The Handmade Marketplace is filled with proven techniques that can help you brand your business, establish a client base, sell your products, and effectively employ all aspects of social media. Learn how easy it is to enjoy a lucrative career while leading the creative life you’ve always craved.