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Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts

To find "criteria of simplicity" was the goal of David Hilbert's recently discovered twenty-fourth problem on his renowned list of open problems given at the 1900 International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris. At the same time, simplicity and economy of means are powerful impulses in the creation of artworks. This was an inspiration for a conference, titled the same as this volume, that took place at the Graduate Center of the Ci...

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Le temps des sauvages

Martine Laverdure, caissière, était trop lente. L’entreprise l’a liquidée. Elle est morte. Ses fils lui rendront justice, même si la vie les avait distanciés d’elle. Blanc, Brun, Gris et Noir, quatre jeunes loups d’une extrême sauvagerie, surentraînés et prêts à tout pour se faire une place au soleil, se mettent en quête de punir le ou les responsables de sa mort. L’affrontement entre la grande distribution et les loups solitaires es...

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Die Erotik in der Photographie

So heißt es im Vorwort dieses gesuchten Standardwerkes, das nun als originalgetreue Reprintausgabe vorliegt. Der Band bietet eine Fülle an künstlerischen Photographien und vielerlei Informationen zum Thema Aktphotographie im Text. Eine Pflichtlektüre für jeden an der Aktphotographie Interessierten! Aus dem Inhalt: Die Anfänge der erotischen Photographie; Die Wandlungen der Aktphotographie und des erotischen Lichtbildes im Laufe der Z...

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Wie das Denken erwachte (Gehirn & Geist)

Wie wir wurden, was wir sind Wie entstanden unser Denken und unsere Sprache? Wie intelligent sind wir wirklich? Was empfinden wir als attraktiv? Fragen, die dieses Buch auf wissenschaftlich fundierte und gleichzeitig unterhaltsame Weise beleuchtet. Über alle Fachgebiete hinweg belegen renommierte Verhaltensforscher, Genetiker, Psychologen, Philosophen und Biologen, dass unser Denken und Verhalten auf unserem biologischen Erbe beruhen...

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Trompe L'oeil. Art Is Alive

8 acrylic painting projects for beginners to advanced. Full pattern sheet included with instructions & colour photos.

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Nudi e Crudeli: I Mondo Movies Italiani

Contemporaneamente, in quegli stessi anni, dilagava anche il filone dei "mondo sexy" che offriva, attraverso una carrellata di spogliarelli e di esibizioni in locali notturni, la rappresentazione dell'immaginario erotico nel periodo. Si tratta di generi in cui si sono cimentati registi provenienti dai più diversi paesi e dove gli autori italiani si sono distinti per l'abilità davvero speciale. Questo libro si occupa di loro e delle l...

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Berlioz on Music

The quintessential Romantic artist of his century, Hector Berlioz impressed Paganini and Liszt as "Beethoven's only heir" and dazzled the young Wagner as a composer, orchestra conductor, and critic. To Paris and all Europe, Berlioz was known as much for his writings as for his music, yet there has been no English-language anthology of his criticism available until now. Berlioz on Music plunges us into the Parisian music world during ...

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The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning

Featuring chapters by the world's foremost scholars in music education and cognition, this handbook is a convenient collection of current research on music teaching and learning. This comprehensive work includes sections on arts advocacy, music and medicine, teacher education, and studio instruction, among other subjects, making it an essential reference for music education programs. The original Handbook of Research on Music Teachin...

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Understanding Digital Black and White Photography

Black and white photography can deliver images with levels of beauty and impact that are sometimes lost or diluted by the presence of color. This practical book is written for readers with a passion for monochrome photography, who wish to use digital photography to match and exceed the level of control and finish that was possible with film. With visual examples throughout, it systematically teaches skills that underpin photographic ...

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The Artful Bride

Saavy, modern brides are seeking ways to personalize their wedding celebrations, and to make them unique, special, and unbelievably fun without relying on tradition-heavy standards. This beautiful guide contains everything a bride needs to put her own stamp on all of the special events surrounding her wedding, from pre-celebration parties to the rehearsal evening to the reception, with elegant -- but also simple and inexpensive touch...