BIG MURALS - riesige, ganze Häuserfassaden einnehmende Kunstwerke, oft mit politischer und gesellschaftskritischer Botschaft: Der Bildband ´´Icons of Street Art´´ zeigt in Aufnahmen des Fotografen Michael Harker die besondere Strahlkraft und Bedeutung dieser Straßenkunst an Beispielen aus Berlin, Lissabon, Paris oder New York City. In großformatigen Bildern präsentiert werden die Werke verschiedenster Künstler. Ein Fokus liegt dabei auf den Arbeiten des portugiesischen Künstlers Bordalo II, der mit seinen ´´Trash Animals´´ auf das Thema Umweltverschmutzung hinweist. Sein einzigartiger Stil aus Bildhauerei und Sprayen ist auf Kunstfestivals weltweit gefragt. + Trendthema Street Art neu interpretiert: Big Murals + 400 brilliante Fotografien + Großformat
At once a pop culture icon, cult figure, and film industry outsider, master filmmaker David Lynch and his work defy easy definition. Dredged from his subconscious mind, Lynch´s work is primed to act on our own subconscious, combining heightened, contradictory emotions into something familiar but inscrutable. No less than his art, Lynch´s life also evades simple categorization, encompassing pursuits as a musician, painter, photographer, carpenter, entrepreneur, and vocal proponent of Transcendental Meditation. David Lynch: The Man from Another Place, Dennis Lim´s remarkably smart and concise audiobook, proposes several lenses through which to view Lynch and his work: through the age-old mysteries of the uncanny and the sublime, through the creative energies of surrealism and postmodernism, through ideas of America and theories of good and evil. Lynch himself often warns against overinterpretation. And accordingly, this is not a book that seeks to decode his art or annotate his life - to dispel the strangeness of the Lynchian - so much as one that offers complementary ways of seeing and understanding one of the most distinctive bodies of work in modern cinema. Its spirit is true to its subject, in remaining suggestive rather than definitive, in allowing what Lynch likes to call ´´room to dream,´´ and in honoring the allure of the unknown and the unknowable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007563/bk_brll_007563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a foreword by Eddy Merckx.The world of professional cycling is fraught with fierce competition, fervent dedication and unerring ambition, and only a handful of competitors reach iconic status. Among them is Sir Bradley Wiggins - a man uniquely placed to reflect on the history of this remarkable sport and its unforgettable titans.In Icons, Wiggins takes the listener on an extraordinarily intimate journey through the sport, presenting key pieces from his never-before-seen collection of memorabilia. Over the course of his illustrious career, he amassed hundreds of items - often gifts from its greatest and most controversial figures. Each reflects an icon, a race or a moment that fundamentally influenced Wiggins on both a personal and a professional level.By exploring the lives and achievements of 21 of the sport’s key figures - among them Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Induráin and Tom Simpson - Wiggins sheds new light on what professional cycling demands of its best competitors. Icons lauds their triumphs, elucidates their demons and sheds light on the philosophy and psychology that comprise the unique mind-set of a cycling champion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Watt, Bradley Wiggins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004200/bk_hcuk_004200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A review of the exhibition ´´A Celebration of Life...and Death´´ by Andy Warhol (1928-1987), held at the National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh in October 2007. Text by Nicholas James, contributions by Lucy James. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Ackley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072383/bk_acx0_072383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the host of the Travel Channel’s The Wild Within.A hunt for the American buffalo - an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds - there’s only a two percent chance of drawing the permit, and fewer than 20 percent of those hunters are successful - Rinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside and then raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia. Throughout these adventures, Rinella found himself contemplating his own place among the 14,000 years’ worth of buffalo hunters in North America, as well as the buffalo’s place in the American experience. At the time of the Revolutionary War, North America was home to approximately 40 million buffalo, the largest herd of big mammals on the planet, but by the mid-1890s only a few hundred remained. Now that the buffalo is on the verge of a dramatic ecological recovery across the West, Americans are faced with the challenge of how, and if, we can dare to share our land with a beast that is the embodiment of the American wilderness. American Buffalo is a narrative tale of Rinella’s hunt. But beyond that, it is the story of the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity. Rinella takes us across the continent in search of the buffalo’s past, present, and future: to the Bering Land Bridge, where scientists search for buffalo bones amid artifacts of the New World’s earliest human inhabitants; to buffalo jumps where Native Americans once ran buffalo over cliffs by the thousands; to the Detroit Carbon works, a ´´bone charcoal” plant that made fortunes in the late 1800s by turning millions of tons of buffalo bones into bone meal, black dye, and fine china; and even to an ab 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Rinella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/007146/bk_rand_007146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) has always engendered an emotional reaction from the public. From his appearance as an Olympic champion to his iconic status as a national hero, his carefully constructed image and controversial persona has always been intensely scrutinized. In Muhammad Ali, Michael Ezra considers the boxer who calls himself ´´The Greatest” from a new perspective. He writes about Ali’s pre-championship bouts, the management of his career and his current legacy, exploring the promotional aspects of Ali and how they were wrapped up in political, economic, and cultural ´´ownership.” Ezra’s incisive study examines the relationships between Ali’s cultural appeal and its commercial manifestations. Citing examples of the boxer’s relationship to the Vietnam War and the Nation of Islam - which serve as barometers of his ´´public moral authority” - Muhammad Ali analyzes the difficulties of creating and maintaining these cultural images, as well as the impact these themes have on Ali’s meaning to the public. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Patyk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015077/bk_acx0_015077_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.