Author: Andreas Gefeller, Roland Nachtigäller
Photographer Andreas Gefeller sees the world through a strange lens, offering the viewer pictures that at first glance seem composed of abstract, color-saturated elements and only later resolve into something completely familiar--chairs on a beach, lines on pavement, grass on an urban plaza--but yet not. In "Soma," the series that first brought him to attention, Gefeller documented major tourist centers using extremely long night exposures, thereby producing effects that underscore the artificiality of the locales. Bereft of people and sunlight, of any life at all really, the depicted beachfront hotels and pools take on a strangely threatening character. In "Supervisions," his most recent series, Gefeller employs a complicated photographic technique to scan the surfaces of urban spaces, creating extraordinary images more akin to hard-edge abstract paintings than landscape photography. Composites of hundreds of individual shots, these puzzling, striking works appear as bird's eye views or observations shot from fantasy angles. A testament to Gefeller's interest in the twilight zone that becomes ever denser between reality and fiction, "Supervisions" reveals itself to the viewer in stages, offering up elements that appear first as abstractions, then as familiar elements of our environment, and finally as impossible visions of the world that surrounds us.
Author: Andreas Gefeller
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
In his most recent photo project, Blank, German photographer Andreas Gefeller (born 1970) presents seductively radiant satellite images of urban areas by night. The images combine technoid strips of light and light grids to become crystalline diagrams of human existence.
David Lurie: Undercity
Author: David Lurie
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Since the end of the apartheid era, Cape Town, South Africa?s metropolis par excellence, has become a major tourist destination, offering sunny backdrops for commercials and homes for the moneyed classes. Obscene levels of unemployment and the daily struggle for survival among the impoverished are rarely visible behind this veneer. The South African photographer David Lurie unmasks the ?other? Cape Town, in the early morning hours, when the city is still asleep, delicate and vulnerable. His series 'Morning After Dark' deals with the infrastructure of public and private places and its influence on the city?s residents?from rich to poor. The second series in the book, 'Writing the City', considers the city?s surfaces: urban landscapes that include billboards, street signs, graffiti and street art. What are they saying? Who are they speaking to? How do they direct society, and to where? Lurie offers a highly pensive study in fascinating and original images.
Penna. German Pioneers, Vol. I
Author: Ralph Beaver Strassburger, William John Hinke
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company
Author: Emmanuel Georges
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Traveling across the US, the French photographer Emmanuel Georges went in search of the remains of the American dream. Using a large-format camera and a documentary-style approach, Georges expresses a finely tuned feeling for the poetry unique to these places. The result is a kind of photographic road trip of more than 12,000 miles: from Detroit, the former capital of the automobile industry, to Butte, Montana, once a mining city and now half-deserted; through the Rust Belt from Pennsylvania to Arkansas, formerly flourishing cities tell the story of the disappearance of an economic boom. Georges’ recurring motifs—decaying fa�ades of industrial buildings, garages, motels, movie theaters—become iconic images of American urban landscapes. Profoundly permeated by melancholy, the empty streets, old cars and abandoned gas stations are testimony to the end of the American dream.
This lively, informed defense of modern photography focuses on not focusing--and other unconventional methods that have been successfully employed by acclaimed photographers. From portraits to documentary images and from abstractions to landscapes, the author identifies 100 important images that are emblematic of innovation in modern photography, revealing the frequently complex processes involved in their composition. In so doing, she offers a provocative reminder of what makes a great photograph.
Imitators of Epilepsy
Author: Dr. Robert S Fisher, Dr. Peter Kaplan
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Many patients referred for an epilepsy evaluation actually suffer from one of many conditions that can imitate it. Imitators of epilepsy are a diverse group that involve consideration of many areas of internal medicine, neurology, and psychiatry. The most important imitators of epileptic seizures are dizziness, vertigo, syncope, complicated migraine; and somewhat less frequently sleep disorders, transient cerebral ischemia, paroxysmal movement disorders, endocrine or metabolic dysfunction, delirium, psychiatric conditions or transient global amnesia. Clearly under-recognized are hyperventilation episodes, panic attacks, and other psychogenic and psychiatric paroxysmal disorders that may simulate epileptic seizures. This volume provides a comprehensive review of the differential diagnosis of seizures: how do the imitators of epilepsy present clinically, what are their particular distinguishing historical features, and what tests are helpful with diagnosis? Expanding beyond the first edition, this second edition is divided into four sections. The first deals with an introduction and approach diagnosing spells, the electroencephalography of epilepsy and its imitators, and specialized tests of diagnosis such as measurement of serum prolactin. There are chapters on epileptic seizures that do not look like typical epileptic seizures, and conversely, apparent epileptic seizures that are not. A second section approaches imitators of epileptic seizures along age-based lines; i.e., what sorts of spells are likely to beset infants, children, or the elderly? A third section addresses individual imitators of epilepsy, ranging from the common to the rare, from dizziness and faintness to startle disease, arranged according to whether they might simulate partial, generalized, or both types of epileptic seizures. The volume finishes off with hyperventilation syndrome, psychogenic seizures (with or without epilepsy), and panic disorders. Most chapters review the basic definitions and physiology of the respective imitator, followed by the clinical characteristics. Emphasis is given to those features that may differentiate it from an epileptic event, but also mark it for what it is, and give possible criteria for an alternate diagnosis. Case vignettes are used to illustrate particular aspects, along with tables that compare and contrast phenotypically similar conditions. Based on their extensive clinical experience, the authors provide a personal perspective on diagnosis and treatment.
Author: Aaron Tabor, Robert M. Blair
Publisher: William Andrew
Nutritional cosmetics is an emerging area of intense research and marketing and encompasses the concept that orally consumed dietary products can support healthier and more beautiful skin. There are numerous dietary ingredients now being marketed for their potential skin health and beauty benefits and many of these are supported by growing scientific evidence. The purpose of this book is to compile the scientific evidence showing the potential benefits of some of the more extensively researched ingredients. As far as possible, information about the benefits of ingredients consumed orally for skin health is presented. The information contained in this book will help provide insights into an emerging research area and provide scientific background for the potential clinical effectiveness for some of the better researched nutricosmetic ingredients. ABOUT THE EDITORS Aaron Tabor, M.D. is the CEO of Physicians Pharmaceuticals and author of The Revival Slim & Beautiful Diet. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Tabor oversees all clinical research on the Revival Slim & Beautiful Diet plan, conducting randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies at leading hospitals in the U.S. Areas of note include weight loss, skin/hair/nail appearance, energy, menopause, PMS, cholesterol, memory, and diabetic health. He is also responsible for directing new Revival product development based on clinical research results. Robert M. Blair, Ph.D. is the Research Manager for Physicians Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and manages the daily activities of the Research and Nutrition departments. Dr. Blair received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in the field of Reproductive Physiology. Before joining Physicians Pharmaceuticals, Inc., he worked as an Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he examined the effects of dietary soy on cardiovascular health and cognitive function. Reviews the most-popular and most-researched nutricosmetic ingredients Presents information specifically about the benefits of ingredients consumed orally for skin health Considers the benefits of whey protein, rosemary, soy – and green tea and milk thistle, specifically, for protection against sun damage and photocarcinogenesis Provides information on antioxidants, incl: potential benefits of botanical antioxidants; carotenoids; coenzyme Q10; healthy fruits; olive fruit; and natural enzymes
In the 1970s, Christopher Williams emerged as a key figure in the first wave of American West Coast conceptual artists, which included John Baldessari and Douglas Huebler.Williams' work is a critical investigation of the medium of photography and more broadly the vicissitudes of industrial culture, in particular its structures of representation and classification. Using the process of reproduction as a point of entry, he manipulates the conventions of advertising, the superficiality of surface, and ultimately the history of Modernism.This unique artist's book is available in three editions, each with different ISBNs and different colour covers: red, yellow and green. It reproduces a carefully curated selection of the artist's painstakingly constructed photographs and features striking graphic design in the near-complete absence of language, with no essay, captions, or even a title page. With the exception of differing cover photographs, the content of each edition is identical.Published to coincide with Williams' first major survey exhibition, The Production Line of Happiness at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then at The Museum of Modern Art, New York - both in 2014. The exhibition travels to Whitechapel Gallery, London in 2015.GREEN edition.
Gulu Real Art Studio
Author: Martina Bacigalupo
Publisher: Steidl Dap
This book shows a series of portraits found in the trash bin of the "Gulu Real Art Studio," the oldest photographic studio in Gulu, Northern Uganda. The studio only has a machine that makes four ID images at a time, a number that most clients cannot afford, so the photographer takes single analog pictures, punches out the head with a special device, and discards the rest. In these faceless prints, one's focus shifts to the subject's individual posture and clothing, forming a typological portrayal of a community. Martina Bacigalupo also interviewed clients of Gulu, and their stories, many deeply moving, describe the political, economic, and social conditions common to contemporary East Africa.
Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! Preventive Cardiology - a new Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease - addresses the prevention and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease so that you can delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications. Drs. Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong discuss the full range of relevant considerations, including the epidemiology of heart disease, risk assessment, risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and developments in genetics and personalized medicine. This authoritative reference gives you the clinically relevant information you need for the effective prevention of cardiovascular disease. Recognize the factors for prevention and risk stratification around cardiovascular disease and effectively delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications, even for individual who are genetically predisposed. Effectively navigate full range of considerations in prevention from epidemiology of heart disease, biology of atherosclerosis and myocardial infraction, risk assessment—established risk factors and emerging risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and future directions—through genetics, personalized medicine, and much more. Tap into the expertise of prominent leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention with guidance from Drs. Roger Blumenthal—longtime director of the Framingham Heart Study—JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong. Gain a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of disease and the rationale for management through discussions of basic science. Apply current clinical practice guidelines to ensure optimal outcomes in both primary and secondary prevention.
House of Concepts
Author: Louise Schouwenberg, Gert Staal
Publisher: Frame Publishers
Dutch design is held in high esteem around the world. Its favourable international reputation is based on the work of many designers including Jurgen Bey, Hella Jongerius and Maarten Baas, who all have one thing in common: Design Academy Eindhoven. Design Academy Eindhoven is the Netherlands' leading institution for developing design talent and it has produced a veritable who's who of the country's creative scene. The final projects of its graduates often attract international attention; their annual presentation has become a must-see for innovative companies, brands and designers from around the world. House of Concepts presents the legendary school that was founded as the Academy for Industrial Design Eindhoven sixty years ago. It contains outstanding original work created in a top-quality educational environment that emphasises practical skills rather than theory. The book not only features Design Academy Eindhoven graduates and their work, but also gives insight into the conceptual design for which the Netherlands is famous. House of Concepts also includes extensive interviews with renowned alumni such as Jurgen Bey, Richard Hutten, Joris Laarman and Judith de Grauw as well as Jeroen and Joep Verhoeven.
Photography and Cinema
Author: David Campany
Publisher: Reaktion Books
This account of photography and cinema shows how the two media are not separate but in fact have influenced each other since their inception. David Campany explores photographers on screen, photographic and filmic stillness, photographs in film, the influence of photography on cinema, and the photographer as a filmmaker.
British photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have created a highly original art project based on the brilliant artifice of the spectacular sets from the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. Shooting entirely at Pinewood Studios in UK, the artist duo highlights a head-on collision of fantasy and reality by photographing the sets’ massive scale and extraordinary detail. Allowing the bare soundstage to intrude on the images would normally shatter the illusion of the sets. In this case, however, it has the reverse effect and enhances the sense of illusion, artifice and wonder. Through a poetic and painterly eye, the beautifully designed and magnificently photographed images bring to life these detailed and massive tableaux, creating a poetry and narrative fantasy that mirrors the movie. With a foreword by Spectredirector Sam Mendes, this book represents a unique study in movie-making and constructed narrative in photography.