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Book On Beauty

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  • Author : Zadie Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-01-24
  • ISBN : 0735234469
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book On Beauty written by Zadie Smith and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-01-24 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this loose retelling of Howard's End, Zadie Smith considers the big questions: Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families—the Belseys and the Kippses—and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kippses, the confusions—both personal and political—of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

Book On Beauty and Being Just

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  • Author : Elaine Scarry
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2013-03-21
  • ISBN : 1400847354
  • Pages : 144 pages

Download or read book On Beauty and Being Just written by Elaine Scarry and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2013-03-21 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have we become beauty-blind? For two decades or more in the humanities, various political arguments have been put forward against beauty: that it distracts us from more important issues; that it is the handmaiden of privilege; and that it masks political interests. In On Beauty and Being Just Elaine Scarry not only defends beauty from the political arguments against it but also argues that beauty does indeed press us toward a greater concern for justice. Taking inspiration from writers and thinkers as diverse as Homer, Plato, Marcel Proust, Simone Weil, and Iris Murdoch as well as her own experiences, Scarry offers up an elegant, passionate manifesto for the revival of beauty in our intellectual work as well as our homes, museums, and classrooms. Scarry argues that our responses to beauty are perceptual events of profound significance for the individual and for society. Presenting us with a rare and exceptional opportunity to witness fairness, beauty assists us in our attention to justice. The beautiful object renders fairness, an abstract concept, concrete by making it directly available to our sensory perceptions. With its direct appeal to the senses, beauty stops us, transfixes us, fills us with a "surfeit of aliveness." In so doing, it takes the individual away from the center of his or her self-preoccupation and thus prompts a distribution of attention outward toward others and, ultimately, she contends, toward ethical fairness. Scarry, author of the landmark The Body in Pain and one of our bravest and most creative thinkers, offers us here philosophical critique written with clarity and conviction as well as a passionate plea that we change the way we think about beauty.

Book Eva Scrivo on Beauty  with embedded videos

Download or read book Eva Scrivo on Beauty with embedded videos written by Eva Scrivo and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-05-24 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eva Scrivo has worked with thousands of women and knows firsthand that beauty is a learned skill that is within everyone’s grasp. Now, in this cutting edge, enhanced ebook, she shows you how attainable becoming your own beauty expert really is! Approaching beauty as a whole and each person as an individual, Eva Scrivo on Beauty empowers you and brings to life a world of possibilities, providing the tools and techniques for achieving the looks and confidence you've always dreamed of. By debunking common myths, simplifying professional techniques, translating industry terms, and sharing insights gained from years of experience, Eva not only teaches you the rules, she shows when to break them in order to create your own personal style. In this definitive interactive guide to gorgeous hair, glowing skin, beautiful makeup, a healthier body, and a stronger fashion sense, in addition to Eva’s insight, captivating photography, and illustrations, this enhanced ebook includes 36 original how-to videos that bring the knowledge of this preeminent expert to life. Completely unique and comprehensive, Eva Scrivo on Beauty gives you the virtual experience of sitting in Eva’s chair at her salon and will show you how to: Effectively communicate with a stylist to design the perfect haircut. Select hair color to complement your skin tone and add dimension to your cut. Give yourself a salon-worthy blowout. Style your bangs. Work with the natural wave of your hair. Apply makeup like a professional. Determine the eyebrow shape best for you. Make smart fashion choices to pull it all together. And much more!

Book See No Color

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  • Author : Shannon Gibney
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Release : 2015-11-01
  • ISBN : 146778981X
  • Pages : 205 pages

Download or read book See No Color written by Shannon Gibney and published by Carolrhoda Lab ®. This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Transracial adoption is never oversimplified, airbrushed, or sentimentalized, but instead, it's portrayed with bracing honesty as the messy institution it is: rearranging families, blending cultural and biological DNA, loss and joy. An exceptionally accomplished debut."—Kirkus, starred review For as long as she can remember, sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge has known two things about herself: She's a stellar baseball player. She's adopted. Alex has had a comfortable childhood in Madison, Wisconsin. Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl in a wealthy white family hasn't been that big a deal. What mattered was that she was a star on the diamond, where her father, a former Major Leaguer, coached her hard and counted on her to make him proud. But now, things are changing: she meets Reggie, the first black guy who's wanted to get to know her; she discovers the letters from her biological father that her adoptive parents have kept from her; and her changing body starts to affect her game. Suddenly, Alex begins to question who she really is. She's always dreamed of playing pro baseball just like her father, but can she really do it? Does she truly fit in with her white family? Who were her biological parents? What does it mean to be black? If she's going to find answers, Alex has to come to terms with her adoption, her race, and the dreams she thought would always guide her. • Winner of the Minnesota Book Award • A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen book of the Year • A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year

Book Do Design

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  • Author : Alan Moore
  • Publisher : Do Book Company
  • Release : 2016-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781907974281
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Do Design written by Alan Moore and published by Do Book Company. This book was released on 2016-05-10 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: So much goes unnoticed. We multi-task, switch between screens, work faster. When was the last time you paused to consider a beautifully made object or stunning natural landscape? Yet this is when our spirits lift, our soul is restored. Designer Alan Moore invites us to rethink not only what we produce – whether it's a website, a handmade chair, or a business – but how and why. With examples including Pixar, Apple, and Blitz Motorcycles, we are encouraged to ask: Is it useful and considered. Is it a thing of beauty? Do Design will inspire you to: • Improve your creative process • Raise the quality and craft of your work • Consider the experience as much as the product • Adopt simplicity, utility and honesty as guiding principles We are creative beings. We love to make things. This book will inspire you to create better things, for better reasons. Things that people will love – for a long time to come. Some say beauty is a luxury. But what if it is key to creating a better world for us all?

Book The Autograph Man

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  • Author : Zadie Smith
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2003-08-12
  • ISBN : 1400034434
  • Pages : 412 pages

Download or read book The Autograph Man written by Zadie Smith and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2003-08-12 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times bestselling author of Swing Time and one of the most revered writers of her generation comes an "intelligent ... exquisitely clever [novel] about fame, mortality, and the triumph of image over reality” (The Boston Globe). Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. His business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them—all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of forties movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries. The Autograph Man is a deeply funny existential tour around the hollow trappings of modernity: celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience. It offers further proof that Zadie Smith is one of the most staggeringly talented writers of her generation.

Book Beauty at Home

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  • Author : Aerin Lauder
  • Publisher : Potter Style
  • Release : 2013-10-29
  • ISBN : 0770433618
  • Pages : 242 pages

Download or read book Beauty at Home written by Aerin Lauder and published by Potter Style. This book was released on 2013-10-29 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Style icon Aerin Lauder reveals what it means to live beautifully Extravagant and fun to be around, Estée Lauder, Aerin's grandmother, loved jewelry and chocolate-covered marshmallows. She adored flowers and rooms full of exuberant patterns. When Aerin was a child, weekend visits with Estée meant ice-cream-and-late-night-TV adventures and spending time together at her grandmother's dressing-room table with its intriguing lipsticks and creams. From an early age, Aerin understood that Estée's passion for family was equal to her love of beauty. Now, Aerin has made this legacy her own. For the first time, she shares memories of the family celebrations and world travel that formed her sense of style. Aerin opens the doors to her New York apartment, where on any given night she might host a relaxed dinner with firends under a vintage French chandelier or, just as often, an impromptu get-together for her sons. Aerin also reveals how she preserved Estée's heritage in her former Hamptons home while adding her own twists. The traditions Aerin has created in her own family--from pool parties with her sons to walks along the beach collecting sea glass to breezy summer lunches--blend elegance and fun in equal measure. Throughout this book, evocative photographs by Simon Upton show Aerin's world in inspiring detail and enhance Aerin's insights into surrounding oneself with beauty and family in every aspect of life.

Book Paul Starr on Beauty

Download or read book Paul Starr on Beauty written by Paul Starr and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This narrative pairs original and revealing interviews with stunning photographs of Starr's makeup on 30 of today's most distinctive sirens. A separate how-to section provides readers with step-by-step instructions on Starr's techniques.

Book The Beauty in Breaking

Download or read book The Beauty in Breaking written by Michele Harper and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2021-06-29 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book “Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” —The New York Times Book Review “An incredibly moving memoir about what it means to be a doctor.” —Ellen Pompeo As seen/heard on Fresh Air, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, Weekend Edition, and more An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself. Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman. In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken—physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process. The Beauty in Breaking is the poignant true story of Harper’s journey toward self-healing. Each of the patients Harper writes about taught her something important about recuperation and recovery. How to let go of fear even when the future is murky: How to tell the truth when it’s simpler to overlook it. How to understand that compassion isn’t the same as justice. As she shines a light on the systemic disenfranchisement of the patients she treats as they struggle to maintain their health and dignity, Harper comes to understand the importance of allowing ourselves to make peace with the past as we draw support from the present. In this hopeful, moving, and beautiful book, she passes along the precious, necessary lessons that she has learned as a daughter, a woman, and a physician.

Book Aquinas on Beauty

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  • Author : Christopher Scott Sevier
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2015-02-12
  • ISBN : 0739184253
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read book Aquinas on Beauty written by Christopher Scott Sevier and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2015-02-12 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aquinas on Beauty explores the nature and role of beauty in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Beginning with a standard definition of beauty provided by Aquinas, it explores each of the components of that definition. The result is a comprehensive account of Aquinas’s formal view on the subject, supplemented by an exploration into Aquinas’s commentary on Dionysius’s Divine Names, including a comparison of his views with those of both Dionysius and those of Aquinas’s mentor, Albert the Great. The book also highlights the tight connection in Aquinas’s thought between aesthetics and ethics, and illustrates how Aquinas preserves what is best about aesthetic traditions preceding him, and anticipates what is best about aesthetic traditions that would follow, marrying objective and subjective aesthetic intuitions and charting a kind of via media between the common extremes.

Book High Vibrational Beauty

Download or read book High Vibrational Beauty written by Kerrilynn Pamer and published by Rodale Books. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beauty is Wellness. Wellness is Beauty. Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse, founders of CAP Beauty, the all-natural beauty site and store, want to share their deep knowledge of the benefits of natural beauty, foods, and mindfulness techniques with you. Natural beauty is about making choices that create true radiance from the foods we eat to the way we move to how we care for ourselves and our planet. You’ve already purified your meals, workouts, and bodies by returning to clean naturals. Now it’s time to align your beauty routine with the other wellness practices you follow. What we put on our skin is easily as important as what we put in our mouths. But natural beauty is about much more than just products. Through routines, recipes, and rituals, High Vibrational Beauty addresses beauty from the inside out and vibrancy from the outside in. Divided into seasons and focused on self-care and rejuvenation, High Vibrational Beauty combines mantras, meditations, natural skin care regimens, and more than 100 plant-based recipes to help you achieve radical radiance. This is the only guidebook you need to create true and lasting beauty for the mind, body, and soul.

Book Beauty Woke

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  • Author : NoNieqa Ramos
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2022-02-15
  • ISBN : 0358576229
  • Pages : 32 pages

Download or read book Beauty Woke written by NoNieqa Ramos and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2022-02-15 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beauty Woke is a powerful story of pride and community, told with bold lyricism and the heart of a fairy tale. Readers looking for a next-generation Sleeping Beauty will fall in love with the vivid art and lyrical text. For fans of Woke Baby and Dreamers. Beauty is a Puerto Rican girl loved and admired by her family and community. At first, she's awake to their beauty, and her own—a proud Boricua of Taíno and African descent. But as she grows older, she sees how people who look like her are treated badly, and she forgets what makes her special. So her community bands together to help remind her of her beautiful heritage.

Book Jonathan Edwards on Beauty

Download or read book Jonathan Edwards on Beauty written by Owen Strachan and published by Moody Publishers. This book was released on 2010-01-21 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beauty is hard to describe, but easy to identify. It resides in expected and unexpected places in our world. Beauty is present in our world in a variety of forms. Yet while the average person might think about the reality of beauty from time to time, few people would think about the source of beauty. Where does beauty come from? Why is it here? Several hundred years ago Jonathan Edwards did some thinking of his own on this difficult subject. This volume explores his meditation on the subject and lays out a Christian framework for understanding and experiencing the beauty God has planted in His world. Edwards found in the study of beauty the person of God. Where Edwards saw beautiful images and acts, he saw a representation, a small picture, of a reality too great to comprehend, a God too majestic to adequately adore. He sets in motion a path of glory that begins with the Lord, moves to creation, continues to the incarnation of Christ, moves to the church, and ascends to the glory of heaven, where the Holy Trinity dwells. Easily accessible and readable, you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy these insights about Jonathan Edwards and his writings.

Book Beauty

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  • Author : Dave Beech
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780262512381
  • Pages : 246 pages

Download or read book Beauty written by Dave Beech and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Key texts on beauty and its revival in contemporary art.

Book Beauty of the Broken

Download or read book Beauty of the Broken written by Tawni Waters and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-09-30 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As if her parents' heavy drinking and her father's abuse--which nearly killed her half-brother, Iggy--were not enough, fifteen-year-old Mara is caught kissing her girlfriend, Xylia, by the preacher's son and becomes terrified that her own life is at risk.

Book Beauty

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  • Author : Robin McKinley
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-11-18
  • ISBN : 1497673704
  • Pages : 165 pages

Download or read book Beauty written by Robin McKinley and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New York Times–bestselling author of Rose Daughter reimagines the classic French fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. I was the youngest of three daughters. Our literal-minded mother named us Grace, Hope, and Honour. . . . My father still likes to tell the story of how I acquired my odd nickname: I had come to him for further information when I first discovered that our names meant something besides you-come-here. He succeeded in explaining grace and hope, but he had some difficulty trying to make the concept of honour understandable to a five-year-old. . . . I said: ‘Huh! I’d rather be Beauty.’ . . . By the time it was evident that I was going to let the family down by being plain, I’d been called Beauty for over six years. . . . I wasn’t really very fond of my given name, Honour, either . . . as if ‘honourable’ were the best that could be said of me. The sisters’ wealthy father loses all his money when his merchant fleet is drowned in a storm, and the family moves to a village far away. Then the old merchant hears what proves to be a false report that one of his ships had made it safe to harbor at last, and on his sad, disappointed way home again he becomes lost deep in the forest and has a terrifying encounter with a fierce Beast, who walks like a man and lives in a castle. The merchant’s life is forfeit, says the Beast, for trespass and the theft of a rose—but he will spare the old man’s life if he sends one of his daughters: “Your daughter would take no harm from me, nor from anything that lives in my lands.” When Beauty hears this story—for her father had picked the rose to bring to her—her sense of honor demands that she take up the Beast’s offer, for “cannot a Beast be tamed?” This “splendid story” by the Newbery Medal–winning author of The Hero and the Crown has been named an ALA Notable Book and a Phoenix Award Honor Book (Publishers Weekly).

Book Where Things Touch

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  • Author : Bahar Orang
  • Publisher : Essais
  • Release : 2020
  • ISBN : 9781771665698
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Where Things Touch written by Bahar Orang and published by Essais. This book was released on 2020 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part lyric essay, part prose poetry, Where Things Touch grapples with the manifold meanings and possibilities of beauty. Drawing on her experiences as a physician-in-training, Orang considers clinical encounters and how they relate to the concept and very idea of beauty. Such considerations lead her to questions about intimacy, queerness, home, memory, love, and other aspects of human existence. Throughout, beauty is ultimately imagined as something inextricably tied to care: the care of lovers, of patients, of art and literature and the various non-human worlds that surround us. Eloquent and meditative in its approach, beauty, here, beyond base expectations of frivolity and superficiality, is conceived of as a thing to recover. Where Things Touch is an exploration of an essential human pleasure, a necessary freedom by which to challenge what we know of ourselves and the world we inhabit.