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  • Selected Nonfiction, 1962-2007
    Ballard, J. G. / Blacklock, Mark (ed.) / McCarthy, Tom (foreword)
    “A cerebral explorer of the problems of narrative in the wake of Joyce and Woolf, of Borges, of Rulfo and Arlt, Saer is also a stunning poet of place.”—The NationJ. G. Ballard's collected nonfiction from 1962 to 2007, mapping the cultural obsessions, experiences, and insights of one of the most original minds of his generation.J. G. Ballard was a colossal figure in English lite...

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  • Mondrian's Dress
    Troy, Nancy J. / Tartsinis, Ann Marguerite
    An extraordinary look at how the style of Piet Mondrian's abstract paintings was posthumously appropriated by 1960s fashion, Pop art, and consumer culture.Yves Saint Laurent's 1965 Mondrian dresses are among the twentieth century's most celebrated and recognizable fashions, but the context of their creation involves much more than meets the eye. In Mondrian's Dress, Nancy J. Tr...

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  • Anish Kapoor
    Baume, Nicholas (Ed.)
    Anish Kapoor is one of a highly inventive generation of sculptors who emerged in London in the early 1980s. Since then he has created a remarkable body of work that blends a modernist sense of pure materiality with a fascination for the manipulation of form and the perception of space. This book--the first major American publication on Kapoor's work--surveys his work since 1979...

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  • Highcastle: A Remembrance
    Lem, Stanislaw
    A playful, witty, reflective memoir of childhood by the science fiction master Stanislaw Lem.With Highcastle, Stanislaw Lem offers a memoir of his childhood and youth in prewar Lvov. Reflective, artful, witty, playful-"I was a monster," he observes ruefully-this lively and charming book describes a youth spent reading voraciously (he was especially interested in medical texts a...

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  • Truth and Other Stories, The
    Lem, Stanislaw
    Twelve stories by science fiction master Stanislaw Lem, nine of them never before published in English.Of these twelve short stories by science fiction master Stanislaw Lem, only three have previously appeared in English, making this the first new book of fiction by Lem since the late 1980s. The stories display the full range of Lem's intense curiosity about scientific ideas as...

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  • Haunted Bauhaus
    Otto, Elizabeth
    An investigation of the irrational and the unconventional currents swirling behind the Bauhaus's signature sleek surfaces and austere structures.The Bauhaus (1919-1933) is widely regarded as the twentieth century's most influential art, architecture, and design school, celebrated as the archetypal movement of rational modernism and famous for bringing functional and elegant des...

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  • Banksy: Completed
    Diehl, Carol
    There's more to Banksy than the painting on the wall: the first in-depth investigation into the mysteries of the world's most famous living artist.Banksy is the world's most famous living artist, yet no one knows who he is. For more than twenty years, his wryly political and darkly humorous spray paintings have appeared mysteriously on urban walls around the globe, generating h...

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  • Energy and Civilization
    Smil, Vaclav
    Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows—ranging from fossil fuels ...

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  • Agony of Eros, The
    Han, Byung- Chul

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  • Gabriel orozco october files
    Bois (ed.

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  • Design for a Better World
    Norman, Don
    How human behavior brought our world to the brink, and how human behavior can save us.The world is a mess. Our dire predicament, from collapsing social structures to the climate crisis, has been millennia in the making and can be traced back to the erroneous belief that the earth's resources are infinite. The key to change, says Don Norman, is human behavior, covered in the boo...

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  • Sentience
    Humphrey, Nicholas
    The story of a quest to uncover the evolutionary history of consciousness from one of the world’s leading theoretical psychologists.We feel, therefore we are. Conscious sensations ground our sense of self. They are crucial to our idea of ourselves as psychic beings: present, existent, and mattering. But is it only humans who feel this way? Do other animals? Will future machines...

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  • Invention and Innovation
    Smil, Vaclav
    The world is never finished catching up with Vaclav Smil. In his latest and perhaps most readable book, Invention and Innovation, the prolific author (a favorite of Bill Gates) pens an insightful and fact-filled jaunt through the history of human invention. Impatient with the hype that so often accompanies innovation, Smil offers in this book a clear-eyed corrective to the over...

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  • Frederik Ruysch and His Thesaurus Anatomicus
    Ruysch, Frederik / Ebenstein, Joanna (ed.)
    A lavishly illustrated guide to the magnum opus of the great seventeenth-century anatomist, master embalmer, artist, and collector of specimens.Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731) was a celebrated Dutch anatomist, master embalmer, and museologist. He is best remembered today for strange tableaux, crafted from fetal skeletons and other human remains, that flicker provocatively at the ed...

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  • Invincible, The
    Lem, Stanislaw
    A space cruiser, in search of its sister ship, encounters beings descended from self-replicating machines.In the grand tradition of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, Stanislaw Lem's The Invincible tells the story of a space cruiser sent to an obscure planet to determine the fate of a sister spaceship whose communication with Earth has abruptly ceased. Landing on the planet Regis III...

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  • Growth
    Smil, Vaclav
    Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies. Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a child’s growth chart, the spread o...

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  • His Master's Voice
    Lem, Stanislaw
    By pure chance, scientists detect a signal from space that may be communication from rational beings. How can people of Earth understand this message, knowing nothing about the senders--including whether or not they even exist?Written as the memoir of a mathematician who participates in the government project (code name: His Master's Voice) attempting to decode what seems to be...

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  • Being Ecological
    Morton, Timothy
    Don't care about ecology? You think you don't, but you might all the same. Don't read ecology books? This book is for you.Ecology books can be confusing information dumps that are out of date by the time they hit you. Slapping you upside the head to make you feel bad. Grabbing you by the lapels while yelling disturbing facts. Handwringing in agony about "What are we going to do...

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