The Female Nude
Author: Lynda Nead
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
The Aim Of This Book Is To Present To The Students, Teachers And Practising Engineers, A Comprehensive Collection Of Various Material Property Data And Formulae In The Field Of Heat And Mass Transfer. The Material Is Organized In Such A Way That A Reader Who Has Gone Through The Engineering Curriculum Could Easily Use The Formulae And Data Presented In Heat Transfer Calculations. Hence, This Compilation Is Primarily Intended As An Adjunct To A Standard Text.The Data Book Devotes Considerable Space To The Property Values Of Materials Solids, Liquids And Gases That Are Commonly Used In Heat Transfer Situations. Property Values For Various Materials At Different Temperatures Are Given For The Use Of Designers.The Formulae For Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Boiling, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Heat Exchangers And Mass Transfer Are Arranged In An Easily Usable Tabular Form With Symbols And Units Explained Alongside. The Limitations And Restrictions In The Use Of Empirical Relationships Are Also Mentioned Alongside. The Empirical Formulae And Charts Have Been Selected.Suggestions Received Since The Appearance Of The Fifth Edition Have Been Incorporated, As Far As Possible, In The New Edition. A Number Of Charts And Data Have Been Added To Enhance The Value Of The Book. The Presentation On Convection Has Been Enlarged, Taking Into Account The Recent Publications. This Book Is A Comprehensive Collection Of Heat Transfer Information In Si Units For Students And Practitioners.
Mind Mapping For Dummies
Author: Florian Rustler, Tony Buzan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Presents the basic principles of mind mapping, discussing how it was developed and the software options available and describing how it can be used to organize information, improve memory, increase reading comprehension, and enhance creativity.
Fundraising For Dummies
Author: John Mutz, Katherine Murray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This magnificent anthology presents the Irish tradition as a unity: verse in Irish and English, usually regarded separately, are shown as elements in a shared and often painful history. The selection begins in pre-Christian times and closes with nineteenth- and twentieth-century verse. Poets featured include Swift, Goldsmith, W. B. Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney.
A Year Without "Made in China" provides you with a thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining account of how the most populous nation on Earth influences almost every aspect of our daily lives. Drawing on her years as an award-winning journalist, author Sara Bongiorni fills this book with engaging stories and anecdotes of her family's attempt to outrun China's reach–by boycotting Chinese made products–and does a remarkable job of taking a decidedly big-picture issue and breaking it down to a personal level.
Culturally Proficient Education
Author: Randall B. Lindsey, Michelle S. Karns, Michelle Karns, Keith Myatt
Publisher: Corwin Press
Using the framework of cultural proficiency, this timely resource offers educators the knowledge and skills to maximize educational opportunities for all students, independent of students' socioeconomic status.
The last decade has seen radical changes in higher education. Long held assumptions about university and academic autonomy have been shattered as public and political interest in quality, standards, and accountability have intensified efforts for reform. The increased influence of the state and employers in the curriculum of higher education is exemplified by the increasing emphasis on so-called core or transferable skills; an emphasis supported by the Dearing Report which identified what called 'key' skills as necessary outcomes of all higher education programs. However, there is little research evidence to support such assertions, or to underpin the identification of good practice in skill development in higher education or employment settings. Further, prescription has outrun the conceptualization of such skills, little attention has been paid to their theoretical underpinnings and definitions, or to assumptions concerning their transfer. Thus the study reported in this book sets out to gain enhanced understandings of skill acquisitions in higher education and employment settings with the aim of informing and improving provision The findings and analyses provide a clear conceptualization of core genres skills, and models of good practice in their delivery, derived from initiatives by employers and staff in higher education Student and Graduate employee perspectives on skill delivery and acquisition are presented, together with a clearer understanding of t
Is the world predictable? Can we manage economic risks by using standards and indicators? Hardly any bank that got into the red in the aftermath of the US real estate crisis, was there without a differentiated quality management system. The book by Dr. Bettina Warzecha shows how quality management can not only reduce the quality of services and products of all kinds. With the help of quality management the way is open to a variety of possibilities to burn organizational knowledge, to waste employee competences, to drive away customers, to notch up financial losses, and to block the ability of management to make decisions in the long run. The author, who also taught this subject at the University of Gottingen, Germany, takes the reader on a journey to the epistemological roots of human thinking and pondering, which are probably not ignored as thoroughly and completely in any other subject area than in quality management.
Author: Philipp G. Rosengarten, Christoph B. Stuermer
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
At the beginning of the 1990s the German car industry had its back to the wall. Japanese competitors were demonstrating significant advantages in terms of quality and productivity. Consultants warned that only a few global car groups would survive. Instead of following the Japanese concepts of lean production, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi developed a new innovative premium brand strategy and initiated a revolution in the industry by setting innovative benchmarks. This book analyzes the story.