Parisian Fields

Parisian Fields

Author: Michael Sheringham

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 094846285X

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Perhaps no world city has so many resonances, on so many levels, as Paris. These lively essays investigate the city's many different fields: how Paris has been represented and allegorized by filmmakers like Godard, Clair, and Renoir; how the city has responded to "new" Parisians -- Afro-American musicians and dancers such as Josephine Baker; and how Paris can be designated as a specifically gay or feminine space. Literary analysis, film, social and gender theory, perspectives on urbanism; here are many provocative and innovative views of this fascinating city.

The Parisian. Field Guide to Men's style

The Parisian. Field Guide to Men's style

Author: Inès de La Fressange

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782081520462

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 480

View: 807

What are the fifteen clothing essentials for men? How do you tie a tie for any situation? What’s the best way to wear color and pattern? How do you pick the perfect wristwatch? What’s the worst fashion faux pas? The answers to these fashion dilemmas — and more — are all provided in this must-have field guide to Parisian style for men. Model and muse Ines de la Fressange and fashion journalist Sophie Gachet curate a complete and practical guide of sartorial advice for men. From fashion and grooming tips to wardrobe editing, the authors reveal — with humor and fashion-insider expertise — the style secrets of le Parisien.

Paris as Revolution

Paris as Revolution

Author: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520365667

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 963

In nineteenth-century Paris, passionate involvement with revolution turned the city into an engrossing object of cultural speculation. For writers caught between an explosive past and a bewildering future, revolution offered a virtuoso metaphor by which the city could be known and a vital principle through which it could be portrayed. In this engaging book, Priscilla Ferguson locates the originality and modernity of nineteenth-century French literature in the intersection of the city with revolution. A cultural geography, Paris as Revolution "reads" the nineteenth-century city not in literary works alone but across a broad spectrum of urban icons and narratives. Ferguson moves easily between literary and cultural history and between semiotic and sociological analysis to underscore the movement and change that fueled the powerful narratives defining the century, the city, and their literature. In her understanding and reconstruction of the guidebooks of Mercier, Hugo, Vallès, and others, alongside the novels of Flaubert, Hugo, Vallès, and Zola, Ferguson reveals that these works are themselves revolutionary performances, ones that challenged the modernizing city even as they transcribed its emergence. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.

Fields of Expertise

Fields of Expertise

Author: Christelle Rabier

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527566361

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 526

The primacy of experts and expertise in current fields of public policy, governance and non-governmental organizations has accompanied increasing confusion on the foundations of their practices and the adequacy of their methods. Fields of Expertise clarifies the complex heritage of experts by exploring their relationship with legal, political and administrative powers from a comparative historical and interdisciplinary perspective. Specifically, the authors offer case studies on expert procedures in the two capital cities of Paris and London since 1600 in the essential areas of risk management, medical procedures, economic policy, and administrative reform. In doing so, they provide insight into the evolution of expert procedures while at the same time taking into consideration the interdisciplinary nature of scholarship on expertise drawn from Sociology, Science Studies and Political Science. The following articles thus challenge traditional views on the nature of expertise and provide a synthesis of the vast and disparate literature that has been written on the subject. Fields of Expertise’s international perspectives and multi-disciplinary grasp of the literature in political science, sociology, science studies and history will be useful to scholars and students alike in addressing this highly topical issue. The essays reference mainstream sources and widely-documented cases on experts and expertise, making it accessible to the general reader as well.

City A-Z

City A-Z

Author: Steve Pile

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415207270

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 759

A unique compendium by an international team of contributers which opens up the reader to surprise twists of the imagination, new forms of criticism and to new ways of finding ourselves in fragments of the urban.

British Writers and Paris

British Writers and Paris

Author: Elisabeth Jay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199655243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 141

This work tells the story of the way in which the turbulent, hedonistic world of mid-19th-century Paris touched the careers and work of a host of Victorian writers, major and minor.

Fashioning the City

Fashioning the City

Author: Agnès Rocamora

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857712561

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 593

While much attention has been paid to the making of Paris in the work of writers and artists, little is known about the city as defined and created by the fashion media. Filling this gap in studies of the French capital, this original and illuminating book focuses on how the French fashion press - with its rich conjunction of words and images - has been able to construct Paris as a leading world fashion city.Based in an original analysis of fashion writing and images in contemporary French fashion magazines and newspapers, the book shows how the fashion media have been central to the consecration of the city of Paris on the fashion map, as well as its celebration in the collective imaginary. Agnes Rocamora explores, for example, the figures of 'la Parisienne' and 'la passante' (the female passer by), and the presence of the Eiffel tower in fashion visuals. She gives attention to the continuum between the French journalistic discourse and that of cultural forms such as films, paintings and literature, thus revealing the persistence across texts and time of visions of Paris and shedding light on the production and reproduction of the Paris myth.

The Life and Music of John Field 1782-1837

The Life and Music of John Field 1782-1837

Author: Patrick Piggott

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520322806

Category: Music

Page: 314

View: 535

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1973.

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies

Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783319624198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1977

View: 500

This encyclopaedia will be an indispensable resource and recourse for all who are thinking about cities and the urban, and the relation of cities to literature, and to ways of writing about cities. Covering a vast terrain, this work will include entries on theorists, individual writers, individual cities, countries, cities in relation to the arts, film and music, urban space, pre/early and modern cities, concepts and movements and definitions amongst others. Written by an international team of contributors, this will be the first resource of its kind to pull together such a comprehensive overview of the field.

Radiant

Radiant

Author: Liz Heinecke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538717370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 620

Part hidden history, part love letter to creative innovation, this is the true story of an unlikely friendship between a dancer, Loie Fuller, and a scientist, Marie Curie, brought together by an illuminating discovery. At the turn of the century, Paris was a hotbed of creativity. Technology boomed, delivering to the world electric light, the automobile, and new ways to treat disease, while imagination blossomed, creating Art Nouveau, motion pictures, and modernist literature. A pivotal figure during this time, yet largely forgotten today, Loie Fuller was an American performance artist who became a living symbol of the Art Nouveau movement with her hypnotic dances and stunning theatrical effects. Credited today as the pioneer of modern dance, she was perennially broke, never took no for an answer, spent most of her life with a female partner, and never questioned her drive. She was a visionary, a renegade, and a loyal friend. In the early 1900s, she heard about Marie Curie's discovery of a glowing blue element and dreamed of using it to dazzle audiences on stage. While Loie's dream wouldn't be realized, her connection with Marie and their shared fascination with radium endured. Radiant is the true story of Marie Curie and Loie Fuller, two revolutionary women drawn together at the dawn of a new era by a singular discovery, and the lifelong friendship that grew out of their shared passion for enlightenment.

The Art of the Project

The Art of the Project

Author: Johnnie Gratton

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571816496

Category: Art

Page: 252

View: 400

The idea of the 'project' crosses generic, disciplinary and cultural frontiers. At a time when writers and artists are increasingly describing their practices as 'projects', remarkably little critical attention has been paid to the actual idea of the 'project'. This collection of essays responds to an urgent need by suggesting a framework for evaluating the notion of the project in the light of various modernist and postmodernist cultural practices, drawn mainly but not exclusively from the French-speaking domain. The overview offered by this volume promises to makes an original and thought-provoking contribution to contemporary literary, artistic and cultural criticism.