Mit seinem glatten, roten Gesicht, das Lichtstrahlen in alle Himmelsrichtung aussandte, war der große Vorsitzende Mao Zedong zwischen 1949 und den frühen 1980er-Jahren auf Propaganda-Plakaten der Volksrepublik China allgegenwärtig. Mao als stoischer Superheld (wahlweise auch als Großer Lehrer, Großer Führer, Oberster Kommandant) wurde in allen möglichen Situationen abgebildet: beim Inspizieren von Fabriken, mit Feldarbeitern eine Zigarette rauchend, in Bademantel am Ufer des Yangtse, am Bug eines Schiffs stehend oder über einem roten Fahnenmeer schwebend. Flankiert war er dabei stets von kräftigen, gesunden, alterslosen Männern und maskulin wirkenden Frauen sowie Kindern in sackartiger, geschlechtslos-trister Kleidung. Ziel der Plakate war es, dem chinesischen Volk moralisch korrektes Verhalten zu demonstrieren und aufzuzeigen, wie großartig die Zukunft für das kommunistische China sein werde, wenn alle gemeinsam denselben Weg in Richtung Utopia beschritten. Dieser Band präsentiert eine Auswahl der bunten und inzwischen teilweise extrem raren Propaganda-Kunstwerke und weiterer kultureller Artefakte aus Max Gottschalks umfangreicher Sammlung.
A moving, funny, elegant meditation on love, childhood, and one´s place in a family. Gilbert spends a sunny summer afternoon obediently keeping watch over his napping grandpa to shoo the pesky flies away. Unsure of exactly how long he´s really supposed to sit there, watching for non-existent bugs, he passes time contemplating his ever-changing family: His grandma Sarah recently died, a new baby is on the way, his siblings and cousins race in and out. While the temptations to abandon his post beckon, Gilbert´s loyalty to his grandpa stays true, and his quiet dedication finds a sweet reward.
Walking out of the theater showing Viking Women and the Sea Serpent and The Astounding She-Monster , one disappointed lad was heard to say, ´´They might as well have mugged us in the parking lot.´´ This was Science Fiction´s Golden Age, when giant bugs, prehistoric left-overs and creatures from other planets filled the giant theater screens, movies that were usually made outside of the studio system on the cheap. Horror-hungry kids soon realized that nine times out of ten, the movie would be little more than a pale suggestion of what the posters promised. Nevertheless, we kept coming back, week after week, ever skeptical, ever hopeful, and then went home and read about the movies we just saw in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. This revised and expanded ´´Monster-Kids´´ edition of You Won´t Believe Your Eyes! is an affectionate and funny look at the movies your parents didn´t want you to see. You will hear from he actors who were in them, the people who made them, the critics who reviewed them, the exhibitors who showed them, and the children who saw them back in the day. ´´McGee knows this genre upside down and backwards, and writes with real authority. He loves these movies, and celebrates them as much for their goofy failings as for their imagination and entertainment value. Best of all, McGee is a terrific colloquial writer of great wit; I laughed out loud as I revisited many of my favorite pictures. You will too.´´ David J. Hogan, author of Dark Romance and Film Noir FAQ
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique thriller collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Arthur Conan Doyle: Complete Sherlock Holmes Series True Crime Stories G. K. Chesterton: Father Brown Edgar Wallace: Four Just Men Mr. J. G. Reeder Detective Sgt. Elk The Earl of Nowhere P.-C. Lee Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White Armadale? Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget The Purloined Letter The Gold Bug Thou Art the Man Louis Tracy: Detectives White & Furneaux Mysteries Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective The Albert Gate Mystery The Stowmarket Mystery Detective Claude Bruce:A Mysterious Disappearance Detective-Inspector Clancy? E. Phillips Oppenheim: Murder at Monte Carlo The Glenlitten Murder The Cinema Murder The Murder of William Blessing The Peer and the Women The Avenger? Dr. Thorndyke Series Bulldog Drummond Detective Ronald Standish Martin Hewitt Max Carrados Victor L. Whitechurch: Murder at the Pageant? Detective Hamilton Cleek A. J. Raffles Series Émile Gaboriau: Monsieur Lecoq Series The Widow Lerouge The Mystery of Orcival File No. 113 J. S. Fletcher The Middle Temple Murder Dead Men´s Money The Paradise Mystery? The Borough Treasurer Marie Belloc Lowndes: The Lodger The End of Her Honeymoon The Chink in the Armour? Melville Davisson Post: The Strange Cases of Randolph Mason Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries The Sleuth of St. James Square? S. S. Van Dine: Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories The Philo Vance Series? Arthur B. Reeve: The Craig Kennedy Series What Really Happened The Story of Ivy? Richard Marsh: Crime and the Criminal The Chase of the Ruby The G...
On the banks of Mali´s Niger River, Soumana Natomo and his family gather for a communal dinner of millet porridge with tamarind juice. In the USA, the Ronayne-Caven family enjoys corndogs-on-a-stick with a tossed green salad. This age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform diets worldwide. In HUNGRY PLANET, the creative team behind the best-selling Material World, Women in the Material World, and MAN EATING BUGS presents a photographic study of families from around the world, revealing what people eat during the course of one week. Each family´s profile includes a detailed description. Awards 2006 James Beard Cookbook of the Year The Splendid Table Book of the Year 2005 Harry Chapin Media Award finalist for the 2006 IACP Cookbook Award Reviews ´´Arresting, beautiful, enlightening and infinitely human, this is a collection of full-page photos of families around the world surrounded by what they eat in a single week -- from Bhutan to San Antonio. Read the illuminating statistics and the essays. This is a book for the family and for the classroom. You won´t see the same old ´´aren´t we better than them´´ attitude, nor will you be shamed. This book reminds us that what we eat is the simplest, yet most profound, thread that ties us together.´´-Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Host of American Public Media´s Public Radio Program, The Splendid Table´´the politics of food at its most poignant and provocative. A coffee table book that will certainly make coffee interesting.´´-Washington Post´´While the photos are extraordinary--fine enough for a stand-alone volume--it´s the questions these photos ask that make this volume so gripping. This is a beautiful, quietly provocative volume.´´-Publishers Weekly, *Starred Review*´´This book of portraits reveals a planet of joyful individuality, dispiriting sameness, and heart-breaking disparity. It´s a perfect gift for the budding anti-globalists on your list´´-Bon Appetit ´´[A] unique photographic study of global nutrition´´ -USA Today ´´Grabs your attention for the startlingly varied stories it tells about how people feed themselves around the world. Its contents are based on detailed research, beautifully photographed, presented with often disturbing clarity.´´ -Associated Press ´´The world´s kitchens open to Peter Menzel and Faith D´Aluisio, the intrepid couple who created the series of books called Material World.... As always with this couple´s terse, lively travelogues, politics and the world economy are never far from view.´´ -New York Times Book Review ´´illuminating, thought-provoking, and gloriously colorful´´ -Saveur Magazine ´´Richly colored and quietly composed photographs....Hungry Planet is not a book about obesity or corporate villains; it´s something much grander. Its premise is simple to the point of obvious and powerful to the point of art.´´ -Salon.com ´´A fascinating nutritional and gustatory tour.´´ -San Jose Mercury News ´´A grand culinary voyage through our modern world...a lushly illustrated anthropological study.´´ -San Francisco Bay Guardian ´´The talked-about book of the season...the stories are fascinating.´´ -Detroit Free Press ´´Unique and engaging´´ -Delta Airlines Sky magazine