Description : A warped and witty compilation of zany humor presents a hilarious compendium of one-liners, insults, and ridicule, covering such essential topics as Yo Mama's Family Tree, her Google search history, her resum, Last Will and Testament, and e-mail correspondence, among others. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Description : In this vibrant, thought-provoking book, Kelley, "the preeminant historian of black popular culture writing today" (Cornel West) shows how the multicolored urban working class is the solution to the ills of American cities. He undermines widespread misunderstandings of black culture and shows how they have contributed to the failure of social policy to save our cities. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Barney Ford was an escaped slave who became a wealthy Colorado businessman and civil-rights pioneer. Born in 1822 to a white plantation owner and a black slave, he taught himself to read and write with the help of his mother. He escaped from a Mississippi river boat at the age of 26, and with the aid of the Underground Railroad he made his way to Chicago, where he became a barber. He met his wife, Julia Lyoni, there and they were married in 1849. After some unsuccessful attempts to get to California, they settled in Colorado, where they were very successful in a variety of businesses. There, Ford fought for civil rights laws including the Fifteenth Amendment. After he died in 1902, his contributions to Colorado were honored by a stained-glass window in the State Capitol, and by an elementary school named for him in Denver.--adapted from Wikipedia.
Description : The Forest: Politics, Poetics, and Practice focuses on the forest as a theme in contemporary art. The full-color catalog accompanies one of the inaugural exhibitions at the new Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, on view from October 2, 2005, through January 29, 2006. The show features contemporary works of art by more than thirty artists from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. It includes drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, film, video, digital imagery, and sound art. Starting with “politics”—the first of its three organizing themes—the exhibition examines works that take a political approach to the forest and nature. Germany’s Joseph Beuys’s lithograph Save the Woods (1972) anchors a contemporary collection of works—by An-My Le (Vietnam), Rosemary Laing (Australia) and Collier Schorr (U.S.), and Zwelethu Mthethwa (South Africa), among others—that look at issues of war, nuclear threat, colonialism, industrialization, and deforestation. “Poetics” investigates the psychological, mythical, spiritual, and literary aspects of the forest, inspired by the Grimms’ fairy tales, Celtic mythology, and European ghost stories. Among the artists showcased are Kiki Smith (U.S.), Wim Wenders (Germany), Yang FuDong (China), Petah Coyne (U.S.), and Paloma Varga Weisz (Germany). “Practice” focuses on artists who are actively engaged with issues of ecology. The exhibition marks the premiere of a webcam project by pioneering media artist Wolfgang Staehle. Other artists include Simon Starling (U.K.), Alan Sonfist (U.S.), and Carsten Holler (Germany). The Forest is cosponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University.
Description : Aperture 164 Summer 2001 A Heightened Perception: The Color of Wildness - Rebecca Solnit on Eliot Porter as pioneer in color photography and environmental propagandist Now Playing in Another World - Peter Moore's photographs and Barbara Moore's writing reveal the adventurous, often subversive spirit of the avant garde. Still Life - Miguel Rio Branco's provocative "Still Life," a visual poem "Such Damnable Ghastliness" - Danny Lyon's personal reflections on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Deadly Traffic: Salvadoran Street Gangs - Donna DeCesare on the street gangs of El Salvador, L.A.'s export to Central America 2001: A Beach Odyssey - Visions of summer in poetry and images - Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's views of the infinite in films and stills, by Minna Proctor Photographers: Domenica Bucalo, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Donna DeCesare, Elliott Erwitt, Barbara Ess, Zhuang Huang, Peter Moore, Mariko Mori, Eliot Porter, Matthieu Ricard, Miguel Rio Branco, Sandy Skoglund, Nick Waplington