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Novelty: A History of the New
University Of Chicago Press
If art and science have one thing in common, it’s a hunger for the new—new ideas and innovations, new ways of seeing and depicting the world. But that desire for novelty carries with it a fundamental philosophical problem: If everything has to come from something , how can anything truly new emerge? Is novelty even possible? In Novelty , Michael North takes us on a dazzling tour of more than two millennia of thinking about the problem of ...
Princeton Architectural Press
Legendary designer Louise Fili brings her love of vintage packaging and all things Italian to this collection of beautiful pencils. Housed in a sturdy lidded case, Perfetto Pencils features twelve double-sided, two-color pencils that showcase Fili's unique ability to capture the bygone elegance of our design heritage.
The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News
Oxford University Press, USA
Arising in the 1800s and soon drawing a million readers a day, the commercial press profoundly influenced the work of Brontë, Braddon, Dickens, Conrad, James, Trollope, and others who mined print journalism for fictional techniques. Five of the most important of these narrative conventions--the shipping intelligence, personal advertisement, leading article, interview, and foreign correspondence--show how the Victorian novel is best understood ...
Novelty Masterpieces of the Gershwin Era: the Music of Zez Confrey, Pauline Alpert and Rube Bloom
This original collection of piano tunes from the 1920s and 30s features pieces by three of the era's most popular piano roll and novelty song artists: Zez Confrey, Pauline Alpert and Rube Bloom. Pianists and music enthusiasts of all ages will rejoice in these charming melodies, which were selected by Peter Minturn, who provides an informative Introduction. Contents include Pauline Alpert's Dream of a Doll, March of the Blues, Night of Romance, ...
Clarence never invented anything; however, he didn't let that keep him from being one of the most prolific patent litigants ever. The following is a fictional account, based on a true legal system. Any similarity to any actual events is probably inevitable. Promotional video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMRvxOmnTOY
The Acme Novelty Library
Utterly eschewing the general bonhomie surrounding the newly-minted contemporary regard for the comic strip medium as a language of complicated personal expression and artistic sophistication, professional colorist and award-winning letterer F. C. Ware returns to the book trade with “The ACME Novelty Library,” a hardcover distillation of all his surviving one-page cartoon jokes with which he tuckpointed the holes of his regular comic book ...
The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas
Big Book Alt Press
Vaginas are a fingerprint. Captured in this coloring book along with fun puzzles and games is the uniqueness of the vagina beautifully illustrated. From the compact smooth vagina to a coiffed vagina with full lips. Some are pierced, some are tattooed, some are soft spoken and some are in your face! Illustrate these beautiful vaginas with your imagination and show your love for what makes your world go round! This adult coloring book is great as ...
Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction
A master literary stylist, John Crowley has carried readers to diverse and remarkable places in his award-winning, critically acclaimed novels -- from his classic fable, Little, Big , to his New York Times Notable Book, The Translator . Now, for the first time, all of his short fiction has been collected in one volume, demonstrating the scope, the vision, and the wonder of one of America's greatest storytellers. Courage and achievement are ...
Acme Novelty Library #20
Drawn and Quarterly
Jordan Wellington Lint, fifty-one, is chief executive officer of Lint Financial Products, a company he began serving in 1985 as assistant and adviser before working his way up its corporate ladder to record-setting innovation in the fields of finance and high-yield investment. In his seven years as the head of Lint, Jordan has grown the company from a business lender and real estate speculator to a leading provider of network financial ...
Pad: Why I Must Have Sex with You
While sex is one of our basic needs, the diversity of reasons to engage in it staggers the libido. Clarify your motivation with a checklist that indicates every reason possible for doing it, from actual desire to boredom to lack of self-control. Then clear off the kitchen table and let the fun begin! Accurate whether you're in it for love or money. Pad is 6 x 9 inches and has 60 sheets. A hilarious present for bachelors, bachelorettes, and ...
Acme Novelty Library #19 (No. 19)
Drawn and Quarterly
The penultimate teen issue of the ACME Novelty Library appears this autumn with a new chapter from the electrifying experimental narrative “Rusty Brown,” which examines the life, work, and teaching techniques of one of its central real-life protagonists, W. K. Brown. A previously marginal figure in the world of speculative fiction, Brown’s widely anthologized first story, “The Seeing Eye Dogs of Mars,” garnered him instant acclaim ...
The Novelty Maker
Less Than Three Press, 2013
As often as he can possibly manage, Cole slips away from the parties and teas inflicted upon him by his mother to visit Harlowe, the brilliant, mercurial novelty maker he met several months ago when commissioning a piece for his mother. Overwhelmed with work, and preferring to avoid people, Harlowe is not an easy person to know, and Cole values too much their hard-won friendship to ever risk it by telling Harlowe of his true feelings. Then ...
Novelty Teapots: Five Hundred Years of Art and Design
The 500 years of teapot design has come full circle. The metamorphic productions from China in the fifteenth century are now the models of similar designs from the People's Republic. In between there is displayed, in the variety of teapots from all over the world, a richness of imagination, inventiveness and humor which makes Edward Bramah's beautiful and comprehensive collector's guide long overdue. A source book and a true labor of love.
Princeton University Press
Flexibility, specialization, and niche marketing are buzzwords in the business literature these days, yet few realize that it was these elements that helped the United States first emerge as a global manufacturing leader between the Civil War and World War I. The huge mass production-based businesses--steel, oil, and autos--have long been given sole credit for this emergence. In Endless Novelty , Philip Scranton boldly recasts the history of ...
The Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt & Pepper Shakers: Figural and Novelty (Collector's Encyclopedia of ...
The Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt & Pepper Shakers: Figural and Novelty (Collector's Encyclopedia of Figural & Novelty Salt & Pepper) [Paperback] Melva Davern (Author)
The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Making Pop-Ups & Novelty Cards: A how-to guide to the art of paper ...
Learn the mechanics of pop-ups and be inspired to create your own individual cards, gifts and books.
Alexander Girard Coloring Book
In this lovely coloring book, young artists can create their own colorful originals using American designer Alexander Girard's black-and-white line images of creatures, faces, and places. Printed on white paper on one side only, each drawing is able to peel off and instantly stick up on the wall or refrigerator. The back cover shows Girard's original designs in full color.
Donald A. Crosby
The question of causality has haunted the history of Western metaphysics since the time of the Pre-Socratic philosophy. Hand-in-hand with attempts to address this question is the promise of unlocking larger and more complicated questions pertaining to human freedom. But what of novelty? In this brilliant extended essay Donald A. Crosby contends that though novelty can't be comprehended without efficient causality, causality requires a concept of ...
The Novelty Essays
Twice flunked out of college, Adam Matcho -- newly married and newly a father -- finds himself in school again, rushing to classes between shifts at a novelty store. In here, the weird have turned capitalist. Customers need goods. Adam needs work. He needs a degree to get a better job, but the hours are endless and the pay not enough. Only Adam Matcho could make us laugh at a world that wants us to be zombies in a George Romero film. Deeper than ...
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