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David and Michelangelo

By Dr. Stephen Harrison
  • ISBN Code: : 1973646560
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Pages : 110
  • Category : Religion
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The artist Michelangelo immortalized the image of David, using everyday tools to depict this man after God’s own heart. Yet while Michelangelo’s David offers us a full view of David the man, the scriptures offer us a full image of his heart and soul. So can David match the image depicted by Michelangelo? Can David match our own image of him? And can David match the heart of God? In David and Michelangelo: Heart and Stone, authors Dr. Stephen Harrison and Richard Huizinga seek to identify the traits that justify the “heart of God” as an early descriptor of David. By exploring the life and trials of David—his successes as well as his failures—we can get a complete picture of this man after God’s own heart, learning in the process how we too can always seek God despite our imperfections. The heart after God’s own is that portion of ourselves that remains attracted to God despite our flaws. By exploring the enduring image and character of David, we can begin to chip away at the image we had in order to find that heart of David that is man after God’s own heart.

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Popular music has long been used to entertain, provoke, challenge and liberate but also to oppress and control. Can popular music be political? What types of popular music work best with politics? How can songs, videos, concerts or any other musical commodity convey ideas about power, politics and identity? Using Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies (MCDS), this book reveals the deeply political role played by popular music. Lyndon Way demonstrates how MCDS can provide important and timely insights on the political nature of popular music, due to its focus on how communication takes place, as well as its interest in discourse and how ideologies are naturalised and legitimised. The book considers the example of contemporary Turkish society, with its complex and deep ideological divisions increasingly obvious under the stewardship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his centre-right political party, in power since 2002. It looks at how the authorities seek to harness and control popular music and considers a wide range of popular music genres including rock, rap, protest and folk music. It shows how official promotional videos, protest cut-and-paste offerings, party-political election songs, live music events and internet discussions about popular music emerge as sites of power and resistance in certain venues and particularly across social media. Throughout the book, Lyndon Way shows that popular music is also deeply political.

Michelangelo

By Joanne Mattern
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  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Book Code : 1616138718
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the life of Michelangelo and describes his unique style of art.

Michelangelos David im Kontext der architektonischen und politischen Geschichte der Piazza della Signoria und des Palazzo Vecchio

By Katharina Berlind
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656295654
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Art
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Kunst - Kunstgeschichte, Note: 1,7, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Kunsthistorisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Michelangelos 'David', Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Fragestellungen zeigen bereits, dass ich die Auftragsgeschichte und den Standort des David beleuchten möchte, indem ich den räumlichen, sozialgeschichtlichen und politischen Kontext der Statue analysiere und nach produktions- und rezeptionsästhetischen Komponenten frage. Kapitel II dieser Hausarbeit widmet sich der Form, Architektur und komplexen Baugeschichte des Palazzo Vecchio und der Piazza della Signoria. Kapitel III analysiert die politische Situation der Republik Florenz, mit der die Geschichte des David eng verknüpft ist. Kapitel IV nimmt die Entscheidung des Standorts in den Fokus: Wer bestimmte über den (neuen) Platz des David? Welche Argumente wurden in die Diskussion eingebracht? Welche Beweggründe führten letztlich zur Entscheidung? Dabei werden ebenso geschlechtsspezifische Aspekte (4.1.4 Die Diskussion um Donatellos Judith im sozialgeschichtlichen Kontext) sowie militärische Entwicklungen der Republik berücksichtigt (4.1.2 Der Vorbildfunktion des David als kampffähiger Bürger).

Seeking God in the Works of T. S. Eliot and Michelangelo

By Harry Eiss
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 144389365X
  • Total of Pages : 297
  • Category : Religion
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Do I dare disturb the universe? It is a question recognized by people around the world. If typed into the internet, hundreds of examples appear. Many know that it comes from one of the best known poems of the twentieth century, T. S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. What many do not know is that Eliot dramatically shifted his views at the height of his fame for writing such dark poetry as this and his also famous The Wasteland, becoming a sincere, devoted Christian. While his poetry is famous because it expresses the loss of a spiritual center in European civilization, a careful reading of it reveals that he was struggling with his Christianity from the beginning, not rejecting it, but trying to make it fit into the contemporary world. If a reader works through his love song for all of the esoteric meanings, as he demands, it quickly becomes evident that he intended it as a struggle between agape, amour and eros. Beginning it with a quote from Dante forces that into place. Though the protestant forms of Christianity have changed their views on these, the Roman Catholic holds fast. Eliot references Michelangelo in the poem, bringing in the great painter of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Most immediately recognize his name and work. Many do not realize how he expressed a similar personal struggle between the desires of the flesh and the spirit. Both of them admired Dante’s Divine Comedy, and its inclusion of amour as a means to salvation. His work is generally seen as the greatest literature ever to come out of Italy, sometimes referred to as the epic representation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, one of the central documents establishing Catholic doctrine. This book explores how these brilliant men struggle with the highest meanings of life in their artistic expressions and perhaps manage to express what Rudolph Otto designates the mysterium tremendum, the experience of a mystical awe, what he calls the numinous or, in more common terms, the experience of God.

Michelangelo's Medici Chapel

By Edith Balas
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  • Publisher : American Philosophical Society
  • Book Code : 9780871692160
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Philosophy
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There are no surviving documents that explain Michelangelo's complex sculptural program for the Medici Chapel. The work as we have it is no more than an unfinished, fragmentary realization of the artist's original conception. Speculation about its meaning began quite early, for Michelangelo's contemporaries were apparently no better informed than we. An interpretation made by Benedetto Varchi in 1549 & since universally accepted, was by his own admission a personal opinion, not confirmed by the artist. In the 16th century, interpretations quite at variance with modern scholarly assumptions were made. Here, Dr. Edith Balas contends that the artist deliberately veiled his meaning in obscurity, making his images, like the language of Neoplatonic philosophers, intelligible only to an intellectual elite. Assuming the role of the Magus, Michelangelo conceived a cryptic, magical world of potent allegorical images designed not simply or primarily to commemorate the departed Medici but to help achieve elevation for their souls. Illus.

Key Monuments Of The Italian Renaissance

By Laurie Schneider Adams
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429711077
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Art
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Organized chronologically from early Renaissance precursors to the Mannerist movement, from Giotto to Titian, Key Monuments of the Italian Renaissance describes and analyzes in depth from various points of view major works and major artists, from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. Artists included are Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Lorenzetti, Gh

Americanata

By Becky Landrum,Mike Landrum
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781477162866
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1938 I was twenty years old and living with my parents in Joplin Missouri. I was the youngest of four children with a brother and two sisters. The eldest, Harriet, had married an Italian and they were now living in Milan with their two young sons. Our parents decided to send me and my sister Blossom, 22, to Italy to spend a year with Harriet. It was the most thrilling year of my young life. We found ourselves suddenly among the wealthy and sophisticated in Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York. We embarked on an ocean liner and cruised the Mediterranean, toured fascist Italy and saw Mussolini. We saw Europe as it slid inevitably toward war. We met people of many nationalities and religions as they fled or braced themselves for the terrible storm which approached. We enjoyed the warmth and generosity of the many friends we made. We fell in love and grew wiser. This book was written for my Grandchildren and with the help and encouragement of my son, Mike. It has been a great joy to recapture the girl I was sixty years ago. I hope it brings as much pleasure to its readers as it has to its writers. "A lovely, focused work with rich details and a sure narrative voice that keeps things moving. Well worth the effort. . . the charm and innocence of the sisters is appealing, particularly in these anxious times. It reads almost like a fairy tale . . . Escapist, yet grounded in a precise appreciation of the places and people she meets. Love, adventure, humor, grace, style - all amid the threat of war, reminds me of the movie Tea with Mussolini." Robert T., New York Reviewer: A reader from Vienna, VA USA A trip of a lifetime, a one year sojourn into a world that would soon vanish, is the experience that Becky Landrum relates in this warm, lively memoir. Two sisters in their early twenties travel from their home in Americas heartland--Joplin, Missouri--to pre-WWII Italy, where their elder sister lives with her husband and children. But travel in 1938 is not a matter of several hours in the air over the Atlantic. The trip itself is exciting and glamorous, first by train to New York, then by ocean liner to the Mediterranean and exotic ports before reaching Genoa. Once at their sisters home in Milan, the American "girls" (as Ms. Landrum refers to herself and her sister, Blossom) become part of the social whirl for foreigners there. Ms. Landrums story (co-authored by her son, Mike) is about more than the cocktail parties, "dressing" for dinner, and nightclubs (though that is pretty fun stuff, to be sure). She is a lively tour guide, taking the reader along as she and Blossom climb the dome at St. Peters, eat at Alfredos and see Mussolini address the crowd from his balcony in Rome; or as they live every tourists nightmare and discover in the middle of nowhere that they are on the wrong train. She also writes about family and the strength that comes from that bond. Most appealingly, Ms. Landrum writes with candor and fondness about her young self. Her style is both direct and friendly--what you would expect from a plain-spoken Missourian. The world as it was in 1938 is gone forever, but Ms. Landrum gives us a glimpse of it through young American eyes. Its a great view. Yes, I know I said I wouldnt have time to read this lovely little book for weeks - but I made the mistake of reading "just the introduction" and couldnt put it down. That is the best compliment I can give any book - when it holds my attention so completely that I finish it in two days it means I loved it! The lovely conversational style, and the frank, unassuming speech of a no-nonsense Midwesterner who has seen the world and knows there is no place like home is more than a remembrance - it is a teachi

A Man, A Woman, A Word of Love

By Joseph S. Pagano,Amy E. Richter
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1620323729
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Religion
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A Man, A Woman, A Word of Love is a new collection of sermons by two of the finest preachers in the Episcopal Church today. They also happen to be married to each other. Beautifully written, compassionate, theologically astute, and oftentimes very funny, these sermons provide fresh insight into the inexhaustible riches of God's Word. Following the unfolding story of God's love in Scripture and tradition, Pagano and Richter lift up different dimensions of God's love celebrated in the different seasons of the church year. Informed by the pastoral sensitivity that comes from years of serving congregations, the wisdom that comes from years of study, and the grace and wit that comes from years of marriage, Pagano and Richter offer powerful sermons that glory in the reconciling love of God and invite us into the ongoing adventure of being known, redeemed, and transformed by that love. These are sermons for everyone who wants to know and love the God who already knows and loves each and every one of us.

Michelangelo

By Jim Whiting
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  • Publisher : Mitchell Lane
  • Book Code : 1545748241
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In this gripping biography of Michelangelo, learn what influenced his art and his actions, and find out why he is still important today.

Western Civilization

By Paul R. Waibel
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119160782
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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A comprehensive yet concise introduction to Western Civilization, designed to interest and engage contemporary students Western Civilization: A Brief History is a concise one-volume survey that covers the subject’s ancient origins through to the early 21st century. Stressing social and intellectual history, rather than merely listing names and dates, this stimulating resource offers a more consistent and reader-friendly narrative than traditional textbooks. The author, with 40 years’ experience teaching college-level Western Civilization and World History courses, emphasizes topics that stimulate student interest and encourage classroom participation. A mixture of Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman, Germanic traditions, Western Civilization first appeared in Europe following the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. The text explores key events, figures, themes, and characteristics in the history of Western Civilization. Grouped into six parts, chapters include brief chronologies of events, maps, and illustrations. Topics include Europe in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the rise of medieval Christianity, Darwin and the Theory of Evolution, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, the World Wars of the 20th century, the Cold War, and many others. Written with the needs of today’s students in mind, this textbook: Offers accessible and straightforward coverage of the history of Western Civilization Provides a consistent style of writing and organizational theme Includes chronological overviews of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East Western Civilization: A Brief History is an ideal introductory textbook for both traditional and non-traditional programs and Western Civilization courses at universities and colleges, as well as for those in dual enrollment and home school settings.