Metzler Lexikon Kunstwissenschaft: Ideen, Methoden, Begriffe by Ulrich Pfisterer

By Ulrich Pfisterer

Zentrale Leitideen, Methoden und Hilfsmittel der Kunstgeschichte. Die Autoren erläutern Begriffe und Theorien und bieten historische Abrisse, die wesentliche Entwicklungsstränge aufzeigen. Auf diese Weise kann der Leser die historischen Voraussetzungen heutiger Diskussionen über Kunst nachvollziehen. Die Neuauflage des Standardwerks wurde aktualisiert und um rund 25 Beiträge erweitert. Auf ca. eighty zusätzlichen Seiten werden Begriffe wie Abbildungen und Reproduktionen , Hybridität , Kunst im öffentlichen Raum , Rahmen , visible tradition , global artwork stories u. a behandelt.

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World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and by World Bank

By World Bank

With greater than 1.5 billion humans dwelling in international locations stricken by clash, the area improvement document 2011 (WDR) seems into the altering nature of violence within the twenty first century. Interstate and civil wars characterised violent clash within the final century; extra stated at the present time is violence associated with neighborhood disputes, political repression, and arranged crime. The document underlines the unfavorable influence of chronic clash on a country’s or a region’s improvement customers, and notes that no low source of revenue, conflict-affected nation has but completed a unmarried Millennium improvement target. the danger of significant violence is maximum while excessive degrees of tension mix with susceptible and illegitimate nationwide associations. Societies are weak while their associations are not able to guard voters from abuse, or to supply equitable entry to justice and to fiscal chance. those vulnerabilities are exacerbated in nations with excessive formative years unemployment, becoming source of revenue inequality, and perceptible injustice. Externally pushed occasions equivalent to infiltration by means of overseas warring parties, the presence of trafficking networks, or fiscal shocks upload to the stresses that may galvanize violence. The WDR 2011 attracts at the stories of nations that experience effectively controlled to transition clear of repetitive violence, pointing to a selected have to prioritize activities that construct self assurance among states and electorate, and strengthen associations that could supply protection, justice, and jobs. govt skill is important, yet technical competence by myself is inadequate: associations and courses needs to be liable to their voters in the event that they are to obtain legitimacy. Impunity, corruption, and human rights abuses undermine self belief among states and voters and bring up the hazards of violence. development resilient associations happens in a number of transitions over a new release, and doesn't suggest converging on western institutional versions. The WDR 2011 attracts jointly classes from nationwide reformers escaping from repetitive cycles of violence. It advocates a better specialise in non-stop preventive motion, balancing a occasionally over the top focus on post-conflict reconstruction. The file is predicated on new study, case reviews, and wide consultations with leaders and different actors during the global. It proposes a toolkit of thoughts for addressing violence that may be tailored to neighborhood contexts, besides as new instructions for foreign coverage meant to enhance help for nationwide reformers and to take on stresses that emanate from worldwide or neighborhood developments past anyone country’s regulate.

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The Art of Oil Painting by Walter Foster Publishing

By Walter Foster Publishing

This compilation of tasks from a few of our preferred how one can Draw and Paint and Artist’s Library sequence titles offers notion and guideline on each point of oil portray. From the basics to complicated ideas, The paintings of Oil portray is stuffed with details that artists of all ability degrees will locate necessary. The contributing artists are all acclaimed for his or her specific types and techniques to grease portray, so there are numerous classes you could study from their person and designated views. And the step by step demonstrations consultant aspiring artists during the oil portray method utilizing a large choice of inspiring portray subjects-so there’s whatever for everybody! With this accomplished reference, you’ll quickly become aware of how fascinating portray in oil may be.

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Encyclopedia of Deserts by Michael A. Mares

By Michael A. Mares

Encyclopedia of Deserts represents a milestone: it's the first finished connection with the 1st finished connection with deserts and semideserts of the area. nearly 700 entries deal with topics starting from desolate tract survival to the best way deserts are shaped. subject matters contain biology (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, crops, micro organism, body structure, evolution), geography, climatology, geology, hydrology, anthropology, and heritage. The thirty-seven participants, together with quantity editor Michael A. Mares, have had wide careers in deserts examine, encompassing the entire world’s arid and semiarid regions.The Encyclopedia opens with a subject matter record by means of subject, an organizational advisor that is helping the reader grab interrelationships and complexities in wilderness structures. every one access concludes with cross-references to different entries within the quantity, inviting the reader to embark on a private excursion into attention-grabbing, formerly unknown terrain. additionally a listing of vital readings allows in-depth examine of every subject. An exhaustive index allows easy access to areas, issues, and taxonomic listings of all crops and animals discussed.More than 100 images, drawings, and maps improve our appreciation of the extraordinary lifestyles, landforms, heritage, and demanding situations of the world’s arid land.

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Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2010 by International Monetary Fund

By International Monetary Fund

Executive Finance facts Yearbook provides exact monetary information for crucial, nation, and native governments of nations around the globe. info tables are provided in 3 kinds: international, kingdom, and overseas. global tables permit clients to ascertain the constitution and relative significance of presidency operation. those tables can be utilized to do overseas comparisons of the subsequent: significant elements as probabilities of overall expenditure and lending minus reimbursement; kinds of profit as possibilities of overall profit; charges via functionality as chances of overall expenditure; and charges via financial kind as probabilities of overall expenditure and lending minus payments. kingdom tables provide info on important govt profit, offers, expenditure, lending minus payments, financing, and debt, whereas the foreign tables checklist significant devices of common executive and comprise notes on information insurance for kingdom tables.

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Expressionism by Lionel Richard

By Lionel Richard

Expressionism was once a modernist circulate, at the start in poetry and portray, originating in Germany firstly of the twentieth century. Its commonplace trait is to provide the realm exclusively from a subjective standpoint, distorting it noticeably for emotional impact with the intention to evoke moods or principles. Expressionist artists sought to specific that means or emotional adventure instead of actual truth. Expressionism used to be built as an avant-garde sort ahead of the 1st international conflict. It remained renowned in the course of the Weimar Republic, quite in Berlin. the fashion prolonged to quite a lot of the humanities, together with expressionist structure, portray, literature, theatre, dance, movie and tune.

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Bulletin on Narcotics: Review of the World Cannabis by United Nations

By United Nations

The Bulletin is a continual book considering the fact that 1949, and gives info on advancements in drug keep an eye on on the neighborhood, nationwide, local, and overseas degrees that may be of profit to the foreign group. This factor is ready international hashish state of affairs, and appears on the technical facets of hashish construction, hashish intake, and at what's recognized approximately hashish markets in areas worldwide, highlighting the universality of the matter, in addition to on the effect of hashish.

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