• Photography

Words Without Pictures


Author: Charlotte Cotton,Alex Klein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781597111423
Category: Photography
Page: 501
View: 8676
Words Without Pictures was originally conceived of by curator Charlotte Cotton as a means of creating spaces for thoughtful and urgent discourse around current issues in photography. Every month for a year, beginning in November 2007, an artist, educator, critic, art historian, or curator was invited to contribute a short, un-illustrated, and opinionated essay about an aspect of photography that, in his or her view, was either emerging or in the process of being rephrased. Each piece was available on the Words Without Pictures website for one month and was accompanied by a discussion forum focused on its specific topic. Over the course of its month-long life, each essay received both invited and unsolicited responses from a wide range of interested partiesstudents, photographers active in the commercial sector, bloggers, critics, historians, artists of all kinds, educators, publishers, and photography enthusiasts alikeall coming together to consider the issues at hand. All of these essays, responses, and other provocations are gathered together in a volume designed by David Reinfurt of Dexter Sinister. Previously issued as a print-on-demand title, Aperture is pleased to present Words Without Pictures to the trade for this first time as part of the Aperture Ideas series.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Book with No Pictures


Author: B. J. Novak
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176758
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 4277
A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

    • Literary Criticism

Words about Pictures

The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books
Author: Perry Nodelman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820312712
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 318
View: 1971
A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books--books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the ways in which the interplay of the verbal and visual aspects of picture books conveys more narrative information and stimulation than either medium could achieve alone. Moving from "baby" books, alphabet books, and word books to such well-known children's picture books as Nancy Ekholm Burkert's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gerald McDermott's Arrow to the Sun, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Nodelman reveals how picture-book narrative is affected by the exclusively visual information of picture-book design and illustration as well as by the relationships between pictures and their complementary texts.

    • Fiction

Victim Must Be Found


Author: Howard Engel
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143179748
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6027
Benny Cooperman, Grantham’s soft-boiled private eye, finds himself mixed up in the art world. More out of water a fish can’t get. After all, Benny only heard of Picasso last year, and now he’s hot on the trail of some missing paintings by Wallace Lamb—a trail that leads him to some of Grantham’s illustrious elite who buy, trade, and sometimes steal pictures. As this private eye soon learns, art can lead to murder—Benny’s own client is found dead and the shoes peeking under the curtains at the scene of the crime belong to Benny! Book 6 in the Benny Cooperman Mystery series.

    • Literary Criticism

Words about Pictures

The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books
Author: Perry Nodelman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820312712
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 318
View: 487
A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books--books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the ways in which the interplay of the verbal and visual aspects of picture books conveys more narrative information and stimulation than either medium could achieve alone. Moving from "baby" books, alphabet books, and word books to such well-known children's picture books as Nancy Ekholm Burkert's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gerald McDermott's Arrow to the Sun, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Nodelman reveals how picture-book narrative is affected by the exclusively visual information of picture-book design and illustration as well as by the relationships between pictures and their complementary texts.

    • Mathematics

Proofs Without Words

Exercises in Visual Thinking
Author: Malcolm Scott MacKenzie,Roger B. Nelsen
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857007
Category: Mathematics
Page: 140
View: 6562
Proofs without words are generally pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement may be true, and how one could begin to go about proving it. While in some proofs without words an equation or two may appear to help guide that process, the emphasis is clearly on providing visual clues to stimulate mathematical thought. The proofs in this collection are arranged by topic into five chapters: Geometry and algebra; Trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry; Inequalities; Integer sums; and Sequences and series. Teachers will find that many of the proofs in this collection are well suited for classroom discussion and for helping students to think visually in mathematics.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Flotsam


Author: David Wiesner
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547759304
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 421
A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep. Each of David Wiesner's amazing picture books has revealed the magical possibilities of some ordinary thing or happening--a frog on a lily pad, a trip to the Empire State Building, a well-known nursery tale. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Marvels


Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 1407166530
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 640
View: 4401
In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable artistic and bookmaking achievement that weaves together two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-with spellbinding synergy. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.

    • Business & Economics

Economix

How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures
Author: Michael Goodwin
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613123698
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 813
New York Times bestseller Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide! Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? Read Economix. With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter. PRAISE FOR ECONOMIX “Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr’s simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[Economix] brings a lively visual sensibility to this intensely abstruse subject matter without condescending to the reader or dumbing the ideas down.” —MotherJones.com “Flat-out awesome!” —Wired.com “This witty and elegant volume takes on a number of complex issues—in this case, economics, history and finance—and makes them comprehensible for mere mortals.” —Miami Herald “After reading Economix I felt like I understood many fundamental aspects about the way the world works that I had been too lazy to learn about before . . . Economix is a book I’m going to buy and give to people.” —Boing Boing “Having never taken economics in college, I find the world of high finance needlessly complicated and confusing. Thankfully Michael Goodwin saw the need for a basic primary on how the economy currently works and how we got here. A text like this would certainly help high school and college students gain their first taste of financial literacy and it comes recommended for the rest of us.” —ComicMix.com “Just when the world seems to have fallen apart thanks to the economy, Goodwin and Burr’s Economix comes along to give us some understanding of the immense, yet still ‘delicate machine’ that controls our world so that we can be the rulers with our votes and not the uninformed (or disinformed) ruled.” —BigThink.com “Michael Goodwin hasn’t just written a great graphic novel—he’s written one that should be required for every school, newsroom and library in the United States.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “It’s simply phenomenal. You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information.” — David Bach founder of FinishRich Media; author of nine New York Times bestsellers, including Debt Free for Life and The Automatic Millionaire “Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible—he has made economics comprehensible and funny.” — Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power “An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!” — John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and the New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man “Smart, insightful, clear, and as close to the truth as economics can get. The bonus: Who would have guessed that economics could be fun, and—here's the joy—really accessible? Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. As he puts it early on, economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we're looking at it all at once. Broken down into its component pieces, it's relatively easy to understand. And a good understanding of economics is critical to maneuvering in the world today. If I were compiling a list of the 100 most important books you can read in a lifetime, this would be on it.” —Stephen Petranek, editor-in-chief, Weider History magazines, former editor-in-chief of Discover magazine “Through a potent mix of comics and punchy, concise, accessible prose, Goodwin takes us on a provocative, exhaustively researched, and exceedingly engaging trip through our history and present day, creating an alternately hilarious and scary picture of where we are today as an economy— and what it all means. More than that, Goodwin makes the arcane, understandable. If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics, read Goodwin's Economix and all will become clear. —Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions “Economix is a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview.” —Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Yale University

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Vincent's Colors


Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811850995
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 8204
Combines van Gogh's paintings with his own words, describing each work of art and introducing young readers to the concept of color.

    • Art

Picture This

How Pictures Work
Author: N.A
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452154228
Category: Art
Page: 152
View: 1476
Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas—about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story—remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius. Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold? First published in 1991, Picture This has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics, and readers look at and understand art.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Hebrew Picture Word Book


Author: Hayward Cirker,Barbara Steadman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486282138
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 7472
Delightful learning aid contains 15 scenes of home, school, farm, beach, other environments with dozens of objects labeled in Hebrew.

    • Art

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond
Author: Jessica Abel,Matt Madden
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1596431318
Category: Art
Page: 282
View: 7462
A course on comics creation offers lessons on lettering, story, structure, panel layout, and much more, providing a solid introduction for people interested in making their own comics. Original.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Invention of Hugo Cabret


Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 1407166573
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 534
View: 3157
ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

    • Art

Vision Anew

The Lens and Screen Arts
Author: Adam Bell,Charles H. Traub
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520284690
Category: Art
Page: 312
View: 8373
Vision anew brings together texts by practitioners, critics, and scholars to explore the evolving nature of the lens-based arts. Presenting essays on photography and the moving image alongside interviews with artists and filmmakers, Vision anew offers an assessment of the medium's ongoing importance in the digital era

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Snowman


Author: Raymond Briggs
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 072327259X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7481
The Snowman audio ebook is based on the much-loved and iconic children's book, The Snowman, written by Raymond Briggs. This enchanting ebook tells the story of a small boy's magical friendship with a snowman one winter's night and is illustrated with beautiful images from the original Snowman film. On Christmas Eve 2012, the Snowman's 30th anniversary, the much-anticipated sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog, was broadcast on Channel Four. Watched by 11 million people, it is set to become a family festive favourite for many years to come.

    • Education

Beginning to Read

Thinking and Learning about Print
Author: Marilyn Jager Adams
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262510769
Category: Education
Page: 494
View: 9019
Beginning to Read reconciles the debate that has divided theorists for decades over the "right" way to help children learn to read. Drawing on a rich array of research on the nature and development of reading proficiency, Adams shows educators that they need not remain trapped in the phonics versus teaching-for-meaning dilemma. She proposes that phonics can work together with the whole language approach to teaching reading and provides an integrated treatment of the knowledge and process involved in skillful reading, the issues surrounding their acquisition, and the implications for reading instruction. A Bradford Book

    • Conceptual art

Photography is Magic


Author: Charlotte Cotton
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
ISBN: 9781597113311
Category: Conceptual art
Page: 379
View: 1462
Photography Is Magic draws together current ideas about the use of photography as an invaluable medium in the contemporary art world. Edited and with an essay by Charlotte Cotton, this critical publication surveys over eighty artists, all of whom are engaged with experimental ideas concerning photographic practice, as the contemporary landscape is currently being reshaped through digital techniques. We are shown the scope of photographic possibilities in the context of the contemporary creative process. From Michele Abeles and Walead Beshty to Daniel Gordon and Matt Lipps, Cotton has selected artists who are consciously reframing photographic practices using mixed media, appropriation, and a recalibration of analog processes. Photography Is Magic provides the reader with an engaging physical experience and is designed for younger photo aficionados, students, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary photography.