Strehlow Archive: Explorations in Old and New Media: Hart Cohen
Place History and the Archive provides a forty-year survey of Catherine Wagner´s photographic work. This is the first volume to contain Wagner´s major bodies of work, dating from 1974 to 2016, in one compelling publication. Wagner´s incisive photographs move seamlessly and elegantly between different approaches and content following her interest in the ways in which knowledge is transferred. This expansive new publication surveys nineteen series and includes early projects in which Wagner began working with strategies she calls ´´archeology in reverse´´. Early California Landscape (1974), Moscone Site (1978), and 1275 Minnesota Street (2016) employ a strategy of considered observation that interrogates the built environment. Physical and cultural architecture along with its core materials, are reimagined as metaphors for how we construct our cultural identities. Wagner further extends the notion of construction as she examines institutions as various as art museums, science labs, classrooms, the home, and Disneyland. Scientific, cultural, and natural histories are key realms of this exploration. At several Human Genome Project sites, Wagner explored scientific inquiry; while at the Stanford Linear Accelerator she worked on a reimagining of Mary Shelley´s Frankenstein . Projects such as Re-Classifying History (2005), Rome Works (2014), and A Narrative History of the Light Bulb (2006), recontextualize archives and collections of various cultural and historical institutions; questioning the representations of how history is recorded. Reparations (2010), and Trans/literate (2013) investigate the processes of cultural change and redefinition by looking at collections of medical splints and Braille books, respectively.
In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim ´´the Grim´´ conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the decades that followed, the Ottomans became progressively more engaged in the affairs of this vast and previously unfamiliar region, eventually to the point of launching a systematic ideological, military and commercial challenge to the Portuguese Empire, their main rival for control of the lucrative trade routes of maritime Asia. The Ottoman Age of Exploration is the first comprehensive historical account of this century-long struggle for global dominance, a struggle that raged from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Straits of Malacca, and from the interior of Africa to the steppes of Central Asia. Based on extensive research in the archives of Turkey and Portugal, as well as materials written on three continents and in a half dozen languages, it presents an unprecedented picture of the global reach of the Ottoman state during the 16th century. It does so through a dramatic recounting of the lives of sultans and viziers, spies, corsairs, soldiers-of-fortune, and women from the imperial harem. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans were not only active participants in the Age of Exploration, but ultimately bested the Portuguese in the game of global politics by using sea power, dynastic prestige, and commercial savoir faire to create their own imperial dominion throughout the Indian Ocean. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002768/bk_adbl_002768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Embark upon an underwater adventure with this new download of wildlife recordings from the British Library Sound Archive. Experience the haunting song of the Humpback Whale as it travels through winter breeding grounds in search of a mate, and marvel at the humming courtship calls of the male Haddock. Encounter Dusky Dolphins in the Pacific, Harp Seals in the Arctic and a host of other species including the lovable Bottlenose Dolphin and the mighty Blue Whale. From the icy waters of the Antarctic to the tropical seas of the Caribbean, ´Sounds of the Deep´ takes you on a journey through the oceans and introduces a fascinating collection of sounds from the marine world. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brlb/000006/bk_brlb_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Paper Road:Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet University of California Press. 1. Auflage Erik Mueggler
Mandeville Studies:New Explorations in the Art and Thought of Dr. Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d´histoire des idées. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1975
With more than 35 magnificent images of outer space from NASA, this colouring book will capture the imagination of anyone interested in science, astronomy and space exploration. Each spread features a full-colour photograph from NASA´s archives to inspire coloring on the adjacent page.