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Mad Muses and the Early Surrealists

The early surrealists attempted to create art directly from the unconscious, but the resulting art often reveals the stamp of its age. It is generally accepted that a certain macho sensibility prevailed within the movement, excluding queer sensibilities and reducing women to object status. In startling new readings of Breton, Bataille, Cocteau, Artaud, Crevel and others, Justin Vicari examines the intersections between surrealism and...

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The Oppositional Aesthetics of Chartist Fiction

Redressing a gap in Chartism studies, Rob Breton focuses on the fiction that emerged from the movement, placing it in the context of the Victorian novel and reading it against the works aimed at the middle-class. Breton examines works by well-known writers such as Ernest Jones and Thomas Cooper alongside those of obscure or anonymous writers, rejecting the charge that Chartist fiction fails aesthetically, politically, and culturally....

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Music Milestones - Pink Floyd 50th Anniversary Edition

Through the words of the band and their inner circle we take a behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of each album – from the songwriting and recording sessions through to the artwork, the gear and the near-legendary tours. What follows is an account of a unique band, who created music that is as timeless and innovative as it is enduring and majestic.

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DIY Furniture 2: A step-by-step guide

Featuring 30 new designs by leading designer-makers from around the world, DIY Furniture 2 builds on the international success of the previous title, showing you step-by-step how to make unique designer furniture. Including both conceptual objects and modern designs, the book showcases innovative processes using readily available materials commonly found at the local hardware store. Each project features diagrams with short, easy-to-...

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At the Kitchen Table

This is a book of more than two dozen essays about eating, food, the meaning of coming together at the table, and the pleasures of home cooking. Greg Atkinson, chef and writer, brings the perspective of one who has harvested shellfish with fishermen in Puget Sound, walked the rows during harvest at Oregon vineyards, as well as sourced ingredients at the local big box retailer. According to Atkinson, the measure that’s most valuable i...

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Gluten-Free in Five Minutes

Gluten-free cooking doesn't mean that you have to spend hours in the kitchen laboring over intricate recipes and multi-flour blends. For two decades, Roben Ryberg has been on the cutting edge of food science. Now she has developed breakthrough--and breakneck--recipes for successful five-minute gluten-free baking, using just a few ingredients and common kitchen appliances. Gluten-Free in Five Minutes features 125 original recipes for ...

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Photomechanical Materials, Composites, and Systems

An exhaustive review of the history, current state, and future opportunities for harnessing light to accomplish useful work in materials, this book describes the chemistry, physics, and mechanics of light-controlled systems. • Describes photomechanical materials and mechanisms, along with key applications • Exceptional collection of leading authors, internationally recognized for their work in this growing area • Covers the full scop...

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Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture

This important volume, Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture, addresses the crucial issue of soil salinity of potential farmland and provides a comprehensive picture of the saline environment and plant interactions, along with management and reclamation methods and policies. With contributions from researchers from the fields of agricultural chemistry, soil science, biotechnology, agronomy, environmental sciences, and plant breedin...

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Plant Biodiversity

Conservation biologists use the results of regular monitoring of the species diversity and structure of plant communities to help understand the impacts of perturbations caused by humans and other environmental factors on ecosystems worldwide. Changes in plant communities can, for example, be a reflection of increased levels of pollution, a response to long-term climate change, or the result of shifts in land-use practices by the hum...

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Affect Theory, Shame, and Christian Formation

This book addresses the eclipse of shame in Christian theology by showing how shame emerges in Christian texts and practice in ways that can be neither assimilated into a discourses of guilt nor dissociated from embodiment. Stephanie N. Arel argues that the traditional focus on guilt obscures shame by perpetuating the image of the lonely sinner in guilt. Drawing on recent studies in affect and attachment theories to frame the theolog...