The Anthropologist as Writer

Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century

The Anthropologist as Writer

Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21st century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual content of the discipline and academic careers. First, chapters identify the different writing genres and contexts anthropologists actually engage with. Second, this book argues for the usefulness and necessity of taking seriously the idea of writing as a craft and of writing across and within genres in new ways. Although academic writing is an anthropologist’s primary genre, they also write in many others, from drafting administrative texts and filing reports to composing ethnographically inspired journalism and fiction.

Word Painting Revised Edition

The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively

Word Painting Revised Edition

Paint Masterful Descriptions on the Page! Writing strong descriptions is an art form, one that you need to carefully develop and practice. The words you choose to describe your characters, scenes, settings, and ideas--in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction--need to precisely illustrate the vision you want to convey. Word Painting Revised Edition shows you how to color your canvas with descriptions that captivate readers. Inside, you'll learn how to: • Develop your powers of observation to uncover rich, evocative descriptions. • Discover and craft original and imaginative metaphors and similes. • Effectively and accurately describe characters and settings. • Weave description seamlessly through your stories, essays, and poems. You'll also find dozens of descriptive passages from master authors and poets--as well as more than one hundred exercises--to illuminate the process. Whether you are writing a novel or a poem, a memoir or an essay, Word Painting Revised Edition will guide you in the creation of your own literary masterpiece.

Color Design Workbook: New, Revised Edition

A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design

Color Design Workbook: New, Revised Edition

From the meanings behind colors to working with color in presentations, Color Design Workbook provides you with the information needed to effectively apply color to design work. Since color is such an important part of graphic design, designers need the most up-to-date, as well as the most fundamental, information on the subject to have the tools needed to use color effectively. The Color Design Workbook, New, Revised Edition explains the meanings behind colors, working with color in presentations, and loads more. This guide book provides you with the vital information needed to creatively and effectively apply color to your own design work. You will also receive guidance on talking with clients about color and selling color ideas, and you'll also learn the science behind color theory. Case studies are included to show the effects some color choices had on both their clients and consumers. So why wait any longer? Become a color expert now!

The Man Who Tasted Shapes

The Man Who Tasted Shapes

In this medical detective adventure, Cytowic shows how synesthesia, or "joined sensation," illuminates a wide swath of mental life and leads to a new view of what it means to be human. Richard Cytowic's dinner host apologized, "There aren't enough points on the chicken!" He felt flavor also as a physical shape in his hands, and the chicken had come out "too round." This offbeat comment in 1980 launched Cytowic's exploration into the oddity called synesthesia. He is one of the few world authorities on the subject. Sharing a root with anesthesia ("no sensation"), synesthesia means "joined sensation," whereby a voice, for example, is not only heard but also seen, felt, or tasted. The trait is involuntary, hereditary, and fairly common. It stayed a scientific mystery for two centuries until Cytowic's original experiments led to a neurological explanation—and to a new concept of brain organization that accentuates emotion over reason. That chicken dinner two decades ago led Cytowic to explore a deeper reality that, he argues, exists in everyone but is often just below the surface of awareness (which is why finding meaning in our lives can be elusive). In this medical detective adventure, Cytowic shows how synesthesia, far from being a mere curiosity, illuminates a wide swath of mental life and leads to a new view of what is means to be human—a view that turns upside down conventional ideas about reason, emotional knowledge, and self-understanding. This 2003 edition features a new afterword.

Strokes Revised Edition

Inside the Fascinating, Mysterious World of Handwriting Analysis

Strokes Revised Edition

No book has portrayed the provocative topic of handwriting analysis with as much sweep and depth. Veteran handwriting analyst Martin Povser covers all the issues that have intrigued the public and analysts themselves, including the ones about doctors writing and printed writing. Since an analysis determines the writers personality, he shows many practical uses for an analysis, from personal and family to commercial and governmental. He even delves into cutting-edge issues, such as graphotherapyreforming your personality by altering your handwriting. What about people with serious social problems? Povser discusses what we can learn from the writing of anorexics, ax murderers, embezzlers, and the sexually abused. In breaking new ground, Povser also takes you inside with professional analyst Allan K. Grim, Jr., recounting his diverse experiences, showing his analysis steps, and conveying his outspoken opinions. Some people link handwriting analysis with dubious subjects like astrology and fortune telling. Acknowledging critics attack his subjects validity, Povser airs the arguments for and against it. However, he makes his case for the public and psychology to accept it as a serious scientific subject. In a bold statement he also explains why he believes it is better than any other psychological test or technique for revealing personality. Povsers writing style is intimate, off -beat, and sometimes daft, while he expresses candid, dignifi ed views about handwriting analysis. In this innovative book Povser enlightens us about our unique, personal possessionour handwriting. You will never look at your writing the same again.

Monet's Years at Giverny

Beyond Impressionism

Monet's Years at Giverny

This book contains 81 paintings from the 40 years Monet spend at his country home in Giverny, accompanied by a narrative on Monet's life, loves, and influences. It recounts Monet's development from an Impressionist to an innovative abstractionist.

Monet

Monet

Claude Monet (1840-1926) was the most typical and the most individual Impressionist painter. His long life he dedicated to a pictorial exploration of the sensations which reality, and in particular landscape, offers the human eye. But while Monet the painter was faithful and persevering in the pursuit of his motifs, his personal life followed a more restless course. Parisian by birth, he discovered plein-air painting as a youth in the provinces, where one of his homes, Argenteuil, has come to represent the artistic flowering and official establishment of Impressionism as a movement, with Monet as its creative leader.

Monet's Passion

Ideas, Inspiration, and Insights from the Painter's Gardens

Monet's Passion

The original edition of this book, first published in 1989, is now in its 14th printing, having sold approximately 200,000 copies. This brand new edition offers the following: *significantly updated text, including new information about Monet's colour theories *new garden designs, for "bringing Monet's garden home" *new photographs of the gardens *brand new design, throughout

Exercising Peace

Conflict Preventionism, Neoliberalism, and the New Military

Exercising Peace


Claude Monet

Life and Art

Claude Monet

The impressionist Claude Monet, created more than 2500 paintings, drawings and pastels - radically altering the way art was made and understood. This book is a comprehensive study of Monet's achievement that sets his rich legacy into the context of his life and times.