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In Camera Francis Bacon
Martin Harrison
0500238200
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An exploration of the interplay between photography and painting in the work of Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon famously found inspiration in photographs, film stills, and mass-media imagery. This book draws on a broad range of source images and documents, many hitherto unknown, to reveal how these media informed some of Bacon's most important paintings and helped to trigger significant turning points in his stylistic development. Martin Harrison locates Bacon's work in a tradition of artists making use of mechanical reproductions, including Picasso and Walter Sickert. Harrison also reviews Bacon's painting in the context of key influences: film directors such as Sergei Eisenstein, photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge and John Deakin, and masters such as Velázquez, Poussin, and Rodin. In addition, Bacon's work...


The Essays (Library of Essential Reading Series)
Francis Bacon
0760770182
July 2005
Paperback
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The Story of Philosophy: From Plato to Voltaire and the French Enlightenment
Will Durant
1572704195
October 2004
Compact Disc
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From AudioFile
[Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with THE STORY OF PHILOSOPHY: From Kant to William James and the American Pragmatists.]--"Most of us have known some golden days in the June of life when philosophy was, in fact, what Plato calls it, 'that dear delight.'" So writes Durant in the introduction to this immensely entertaining history of thought. The book is larded with savory bits of information. Aristotle thought the brain "an organ for cooling the blood." The German clergy so hated Kant for the blows he struck at God that they named their dogs after him. Plus, we learn an enormous amount and--perhaps more importantly--we sense again that learning matters. Companion and guide, the golden-voiced Grover Gardener gives a bravura performance. He never drops a line, nor overplays one. It's June again. B.H.C. ...


Francis Bacon
Wieland Schmied
3791316648
September 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Francis Bacon Commitment and Conflict Wieland Schmied Francis Bacon is given a highly insightful re-examination through critical commentary, brilliant reproductions and private photographs in this beautifully produced flexi edition. The existential anxiety of modern man, the inescapability of death, and the catastrophe of loneliness are some of the themes that wend their way through Francis Bacon’s work, much of which took the form of triptychs or tortured self-portraits. In this comprehensive study of one of the twentieth century’s most passionately committed artists, Wieland Schmied offers an insightful overview of Bacon’s life, analyzes his paintings and examines the creative processes they embody. He explores in depth Bacon’s subtle use of space, the development of his imagery, idiosyncratic...


Curriculum: Foundations, Principles and Issues
Allan C. Ornstein
0205405649
August 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The fourth edition of Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues , provides both the student and the professor of curriculum with a comprehensive treatment of the field. As in previous editions, it provides solid coverage of the philosophical, historical, psychological, and social foundations of curriculum. Recent research and thinking in these areas is included, providing new information on, for example: the reconceptualists, learning styles and developmental psychology, American modal personality, charter schools and privatizations, and Goals 2000. It places curriculum within the dynamic social context, both present and emerging, and presents a balanced treatment of the various issues confronting the field. Features Chapters 12 and 13 are combined into an all new chapter detailing the latest issues and...


The Essays
Francis Bacon
0140432167
Jan 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
Bacon, founder of modern inductivism and prophet of the industrial revolution, reveals a debt to antiquity in these polished Essays. The text of this volume is that of Bacon's second revised and enlarged edition of 1625. On subjects ranging among state policy, personal conduct and the appreciation of nature, Bacon transcends the brute force of scholastic logic and the abstractions of modern philosophy. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Francis Bacon offers his opinion on many different topics in these essays, ranging from life and death to love and anger. Full of wit and wisdom, the essays are the perfect example of common sense. Though short pieces, they are thought provoking and a great pleasure to read. Please Note: This...


Of Empire
Francis Bacon
0143037560
June 2006
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
Great Ideas... is the right name for these slim, elegant paperbacks... They are written with precision, force, and care.

USA Today
Penguin Books hopes to provide an economical remedy for time-pressed readers in search of intellectual sustenance.

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Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
Gilles Deleuze
0816643423
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Translated and with an Introduction by Daniel W. Smith
 Afterword by Tom Conley 

Gilles Deleuze had several paintings by Francis Bacon hanging in his Paris apartment, and the painter’s method and style as well as his motifs of seriality, difference, and repetition influenced Deleuze’s work. This first English translation shows us one of the most original and important French philosophers of the twentieth century in intimate confrontation with one of that century’s most original and important painters. 

In considering Bacon, Deleuze offers implicit and explicit insights into the origins and development of his own philosophical and aesthetic ideas, ideas that represent a turning point in his intellectual trajectory. First published in French in 1981, Francis Bacon...


To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld Series #1)
Philip Jose Farmer
0345419677
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
To Your Scattered Bodies Go is the Hugo Award-winning beginning to the story of Riverworld, Philip José Farmer's unequaled tale about life after death. When famous adventurer Sir Richard Francis Burton dies, the last thing he expects to do is awaken naked on a foreign planet along the shores of a seemingly endless river. But that's where Burton and billions of other humans (plus a few nonhumans) find themselves as the epic Riverworld saga begins. It seems that all of Earthly humanity has been resurrected on the planet, each with an indestructible container that provides three meals a day, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, a lighter, and the odd tube of lipstick. But why? And by whom?

That's what Burton and a handful of fellow adventurers are determined to discover as they construct a boat and set out in search of...



The Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral
Francis Bacon
0192838024
Aug 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Published in 1625, Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral provides dispassionate observation of human life and powerfully expressed moral judgments. Bacon focuses on the ethical, political, and historical influences on human behavior and records observations on such diverse topics as beauty,
deformity, fortune, adversity, truth, marriage, and atheism. Based on the Oxford Authors series, this edition contains substantial annotation and notes on Bacon's rich vocabulary.

From the Publisher
Kessinger Publishing reprints over 1,500 similar titles all available through Amazon.com. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Francis Bacon
John Russell
0195201132
July 1979
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first extensive one-volume selection of Bacon's English writings in over 90 years. The latest addition to The Oxford Authors series, it includes all the major literary writings on which his reputation rests--the Advancement of Learning, the Essays (in their first and last versions), and the New Atlantis. It also includes sixteen other works not reprinted for over a century, which show Bacon's remarkable all-round abilities in politics, law, theology, and poetry. The selections are annotated in more detail than in any other edition, with particular emphasis on explaining Bacon's language. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Language Notes
Text: English, Italian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or...


Three Early Modern Utopias
Francis Bacon
0192838857
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More provided a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a
playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia.

This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's
Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the...


The New Atlantis & The City of the Sun (Two Classic Utopias)
Francis Bacon
0486430820
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Two authors from The Age of Reason and Enlightenment, in keeping with the spirit of their times, envisioned their own philosophical and intellectual utopias. Tomasso Campanella, a Calabrian monk, published The City of the Sun in 1623, and Francis Bacon's The New Atlantis appeared in 1627. Campanella was a student of logic and physics who formulated the first scientifically based socialistic system--one that furnished a model for subsequent ideal communities. Bacon focused on politics and philosophy, emphasizing the duty of the state toward science. Despite the authors' differences in setting and treatment, each of these seventeenth-century classics mirrors the period's prevailing thought, reflecting the idealism of an age and its revolutionary trends in philosophy. ...


Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
0192840819
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This authoritative edition brings together an extensive collection of Bacon's writing--the major prose in full, together with sixteen other pieces not otherwise available--that reveals the essence of his work and thinking.

Francis Bacon held some of the highest public offices in the land and in his spare time studied natural philosophy and a wide variety of other subjects. His systematic classification of all branches of knowledge became the basis for all later constructions, and his Essays are unsurpassed in their
observations on society and human behavior. This extensive anthology includes the major English literary works on which his reputation rests: the Advancement of Learning, the Essays (1625, as well as the earliest version of 1597), and the posthumously published Utopian fable the New...


Francis Bacon
Hugh Marlais Davies
1558592458
December 1991
Paperback
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The Oxford Frances Bacon VI 'Philosophical Studies C.1611-C.1619'
Francis Bacon
019812290X
May 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume inaugurates a new critical edition of the writings of the great English philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626)--the first such complete edition in more than a hundred years. It contains six of Bacon's Latin scientific works, each accompanied by entirely new facing-page translations
which, together with the extensive introduction and commentaries, offer fresh insights into one of the great minds of the early seventeenth century.

Language Notes
Text: English, Latin (translation)
Original Language: Latin


Francis Bacon Revisited
W. A. Sessions
0805778330
October 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Series Editors: Kinley E. Roby, Northeastern University; Herbert Sussman, Northeastern University; Joseph Bartolomeo, University of Massachusetts; George Economou, University of Oklahoma; Arthur F. Kinney, University of Massachusetts

Twayne's United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works. Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writer's work. A reader new to the work...


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