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|Author||: David Taras|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
Digital Media has transformed the way Canadians socialize and interact, conduct business, experience culture, fight political battles, and acquire knowledge. Traditional media, including newspapers and conventional TV networks, remain the primary link to Canada's political sphere but are under concerted attack. YouTube, blogs, online broadcasting, Facebook, and Twitter have opened new and exciting avenues of expression but offer little of the same "nation-building glue" as traditional media. Consequently, Canada is experiencing a number of overlapping crises simultaneously: a crisis in news and journalism, threats to the survival of the media system as a whole, and a decline in citizen engagement. In Digital Mosaic, David Taras both embraces and challenges new media by arguing that these coinciding crises bring exciting opportunities as well as considerable dangers to democratic life and citizen engagement in Canada.
|Author||: Paula Doyle|
|Editor||: C&T Publishing Inc|
Celebrate the decorative intricacy of tiled mosaics in your next quilting or sewing project. Author Paula Doyle proves how easy it can be to get perfect precision patchwork on a small scale with her piecing techniques. Create more than 30 different complex-looking blocks that make for wonderfully colorful patterns. Use lots of different fabrics in these miniature quilts, table runners, tote bags, and many other projects. Includes fusible grid guides for either ½” or 1” tiles, and all of the project designs are fat quarter-friendly. Good things really do come in small packages!
|Author||: Diane Armstrong|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Australia|
From the bestselling author of THE VOYAGE OF THEIR LIFE, WINTER JOURNEY and NOCTURNE this remarkable true story begins in the Polish city of Krakow in 1890 and spans one hundred years and four continents. God blessed Lieba and the devout Jewish patriarch Daniel Baldinger with eleven children, and this richly textured portrait follows their lives down the decades, through the terrifying years of the Holocaust, to the present time. Lives that personify the struggles and hopes of their century.MOSAIC is compelling storytelling at its best: from the fascinating detail of Polish-Jewish culture and the rivalries and dramas of family life, to its moving account of lives torn apart by war and persecution, this is an extraordinary story of a family, and of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage.
|Author||: Bonnie Fitzgerald|
Indhold: Easy-to-follow step-by-step techniques, photography and illustrations. Professional quick fixes and solutions for commonly encountred problems. Advice on what to buy and how to use the tools and materials - from stained glass to pebbles, shells aand beads. Tips on design - finding ideas, order of work and adding eye-catching details - as well as handy templates to allow you to create stilish mosaics straight away.
|Author||: Guy Gavriel Kay|
|Editor||: Penguin Canada|
Sarantium is the golden city: holy to the faithful, exalted by the poets, jewel of the world and heart of an empire. Artisan Caius Crispus receives a summons from the emperor and sets off on a journey toward the Imperial city. But before Crispin can reach Sarantium, with its taverns and gilded sanctuaries, chariot races and palaces, he must pass through a land of pagan ritual and mysterious danger. In Sailing to Sarantium, the first volume of the brilliant Sarantine Mosaic, Guy Gavriel Kay weaves an utterly compelling story of the allure and intrigue of a magnificent city and the people drawn into its spell.
|Author||: Xavier Bougarel,Elissa Helms,Gerlachlus Duijzings|
|Editor||: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.|
Bosnia has become a metaphor for new ethnic nationalisms, for the transformation of warfare in the post-Cold War era, and for new forms of peacekeeping and state-building. Considering both specificities and broader questions, this book is unique in offering a re-examination of the Bosnian case with a 'bottom-up' perspective.
|Author||: Ninette Kelley,M. J. Trebilcock,Professor of Law and Economics Michael J Trebilcock|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
Beginning their study in the pre-Confederation period, the authors tell of the dramatic transformations that have characterized Canadian attitudes towards immigrants. While, at first, few obstacles were placed in the way of newcomers to Canada, the turn of the century brought policies of increasing selectivity.
|Author||: Reginald W. Bibby,Joel Thiessen,Monetta Bailey|
The Millennial Mosaic provides an unmatched examination of Canada’s youngest adults, unveiling the news that they are an upgrade on older Canadians, and what it means for the future of Canada.
|Author||: Michele R. Derrick|
|Editor||: Getty Publications|
Illustrated in color throughout, this handsome volume presents selected papers from an international symposium held in June 2001 marking the completion of a ten-year project to conserve the Last Judgment mosaic, at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. The project was a partnership between the Office of the President of the Czech Republic, the Prague Castle Administration, and the Getty Conservation Institute. The goal of the symposium was to present the methodology, research, and results of the project, which involved conserving one of the finest examples of monumental medieval mosaic art in Europe. The volume's essays are divided into three parts, which cover the historical and art-historical context, conservation planning and methodology, and project implementation and maintenance. Topics addressed include the history, iconography, and visual documentation of the mosaic; the development and application of surface cleaning and protective coating techniques for the mosaic's glass tesserae; and post-treatment monitoring and maintenance.
|Author||: Graham Hammill|
|Editor||: University of Chicago Press|
It is a common belief that scripture has no place in modern, secular politics. Graham Hammill challenges this notion in The Mosaic Constitution, arguing that Moses’s constitution of Israel, which created people bound by the rule of law, was central to early modern writings about government and state. Hammill shows how political writers from Machiavelli to Spinoza drew on Mosaic narrative to imagine constitutional forms of government. At the same time, literary writers like Christopher Marlowe, Michael Drayton, and John Milton turned to Hebrew scripture to probe such fundamental divisions as those between populace and multitude, citizenship and race, and obedience and individual choice. As these writers used biblical narrative to fuse politics with the creative resources of language, Mosaic narrative also gave them a means for exploring divine authority as a product of literary imagination. The first book to place Hebrew scripture at the cutting edge of seventeenth-century literary and political innovation, The Mosaic Constitution offers a fresh perspective on political theology and the relations between literary representation and the founding of political communities.
|Author||: John Henry Parker|
|Author||: Harold Bloom|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
What is genius? It is the trait, says Harold Bloom, of standing both of and above an age, the ancient principle that recognizes and hallows the God within us, and the gift of breathing life into what is best in every living person. Now, in a monumental achievement of scholarship, America's preeminent literary critic presents an unprecedented celebration of one hundred of the most creative literary minds in history. From the Bible to Socrates, through the transcendent masterpieces of Shakespeare and Dante, down through the ages to Hemingway, Faulkner, and Ralph Ellison, Harold Bloom explores the many parallels among his chosen geniuses and the surprising ways in which they have influenced one another over the centuries. Accompanied by revealing excerpts from their works that continue to astonish, enchant, and move readers, Bloom's insightful and spirited analyses illuminate and enlarge our common understanding of Western literary and spiritual culture...and offer us a grand yet intimate tour of it in one magnificent volume.
|Author||: John Radford Young|