Images of the Past Book

Images of the Past

  • Author : Theron Douglas Price
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000061248989

Images of the Past Excerpt :

This well illustrated, full-color, site-by-site survey of prehistory captures the popular interest, excitement, and visual splendor of archaeology as it provides insight into the research, interpretations, and theoretical themes in the field. The new edition maintains the authors' innovative solutions to two central problems of the course: first, the text continues to focus on about 80 sites, giving students less encyclopedic detail but essential coverage of the discoveries that have produced the major insights into prehistory; second, it continues to be organized into essays on sites and concepts, allowing professors complete flexibility in organizing their courses..

Talking Pictures Book
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Talking Pictures

  • Author : Ransom Riggs
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062099501

Talking Pictures Excerpt :

With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.

Images of the Recent Past Book

Images of the Recent Past

  • Author : Charles E. Orser, Jr.
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release Date : 1996-08-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759117655

Images of the Recent Past Excerpt :

Historical archaeology has been without a definitive, up-to-date collection that reflects the breadth of the field_until now. Orser's book brings together classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the development of the field over the last twenty years, both in North America and throughout the world. Orser's selections represent a wide variety of locales and perspectives and include works by many of the leading figures in the field. Engaging articles make it accessible to any interested reader, and superb for historical archaeology classes.

Maps and History Book

Maps and History

  • Author : Jeremy Black
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 0300086938

Maps and History Excerpt :

Explores the role, development, and nature of the atlas and discusses its impact on the presentation of the past.

Images of the Past Book

Images of the Past

  • Author : T. Douglas Price
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 0078034973

Images of the Past Excerpt :

Images of the Past is an introduction to prehistoric archaeology that aims to capture the excitement and visual splendor of archaeology while at the same time providing insight into current research methods, interpretations, and theories in the field. The seventh edition offers a beautifully illustrated, full-color, site-by-site survey of prehistory and has been revised in accordance with both new discoveries in archeology and the interests of readers.

Images and Conversations Book

Images and Conversations

  • Author : Patricia Preciado Martin
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 1983-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 0816508038

Images and Conversations Excerpt :

The reminiscences of Mexican Americans of their way of life are accompanied by vivid photographs of them and their communities

Minnesota s Angling Past Book

Minnesota s Angling Past

  • Author : Thomas A. Uehling
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-09-30
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439644065

Minnesota s Angling Past Excerpt :

The importance of fishing in Minnesota goes back thousands of years: first as a means of critical subsistence and then, in the last 200 years, as a major economic influence. In the 1800s, anglers seeking pristine lakes with ample fish traveled to Minnesota on the railroads. The widespread use of automobiles and an improving road system rapidly increased the states accessibility in the 1900s, and resorts sprouted everywhere. During the early tourist boom, the state was also home to countless boat builders, tackle manufacturers, and other fishing-related businesses. Images of America: Minnesotas Angling Past provides a view of the time when boats were made from wood and propelled by rowing; when great fishing spots were found through experience rather than electronics; and, for some, a suit or dress was proper attire for a day of fishing. This book includes rare images from across the state that capture memorable days of angling, such as the 1955 Leech Lake Muskie Rampage.

Wembley Book


  • Author : Nigel Blundell
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526702098

Wembley Excerpt :

It was the field of dreams, the birthplace of legends, the hallowed home of our sporting gods. Historic Wembley Stadium, with its iconic Twin Towers, was truly the most revered of venues. Until the Millennium, when the world-renowned colossus was demolished to make way for its futuristic replacement, the famous old Stadium witnessed some of the most heroic events of the Twentieth Century. But its history, although always exciting, was also often uncertain– and not a little bizarre. So, despite most eyes being on future fixtures as the sporting hub heads towards it centenary, it is the ancient edifice's often forgotten past that is the subject of this book. And the uncomfortable truth is that Wembley's original debut was anything but auspicious. In fact, it was once viewed as a debt-ridden disaster. So doomed was it deemed to be that the North London complex was about to be knocked down – and was rescued only at the last moment, in the most extraordinary circumstances. Happily, it recovered to become a success story, the memories of which are recorded here, hopefully to open the floodgates of nostalgia for followers of sport. Wembley, it must be remembered, came to the rescue of the first postwar Olympics when no other nation on earth would accept the challenge. It gripped greyhound racing aficionados and it thrilled to the roar of speedway stars. The giants of American football also muscled in to display their skills there. Great Britons like Frank Bruno and Henry Cooper stepped into the ring (and Cassius Clay was felled to the canvas) before stunned boxing fans. And, of course, Wembley crowds gasped in awe at the footwork of Stanley Matthews and wept in ecstasy at the triumph of Bobby Moore. But the North London location is more than just the Holy Grail of sport. It has seen defining moments in pop music history, such as Live Aid. It has given platforms to the Pope and evangelist Billy Graham. It has staged breathtaking spectaculars no other venue could hope to

The Face of Our Past Book

The Face of Our Past

  • Author : Kathleen Thompson
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 025333635X

The Face of Our Past Excerpt :

Examines the history of African American women through photographs, with sections focusing on family life, work, and class

 Striking Images  Iconoclasms Past and Present   Book

Striking Images Iconoclasms Past and Present

  • Author : Stacy Boldrick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351547697

Striking Images Iconoclasms Past and Present Excerpt :

All cultures make, and break, images. Striking Images, Iconoclasms Past and Present explores how and why people have made and modified images and other cultural material from pre-history into the 21st century. With its impressive chronological sweep and disciplinary breadth, this is the first book about iconoclasm (the breaking of images) and the transformation of broader sets of signs that includes contributions from archaeologists, curators, and museum conservators as well as historians of art, literature and religious studies. The chapters examine themes critical to the study of iconoclasm: violence, punishment, memory, intentionality, ruins and relics and their survival. The conclusion shows how cross-disciplinary debate amongst the contributors informed Tate Britain?s 'Art under Attack' exhibition (2013) and addresses the challenges iconoclasm presents to the modern museum. By juxtaposing objects and places usually considered in isolation, Striking Images raises provocative questions about our understandings of cross-cultural differences and the value of representational objects from the broken swords of pre-historical bog graves to the Bamiyan Buddhas and contemporary art. Are any such objects ever ?finished?, or are they simply subject to constant transformation? In dialogue with each other, the essays consider this question and expand the field of iconoclasm - and cultural - studies.

Sheffield in the 1980s Book

Sheffield in the 1980s

  • Author : Mark Metcalf
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2020-02-19
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526761378

Sheffield in the 1980s Excerpt :

A visual portrait of a British city and its people fighting to survive an era of industrial decline, captured by a steelworker-turned-photographer. The social, industrial, and economic changes imposed on the Sheffield area during the 1980s are captured with remarkable clarity in this volume featuring the work of steelworker-turned-photographer Martin Jenkinson. Like many northern England and Scottish cities during that decade, Sheffield went through troubled times, even as parts of southeast England, especially the City of London, boomed. The gap between north and south became a chasm. Jenkinson photographed people in their everyday lives at work and at play. However, where he particularly excelled was his work with the trade union and labor movement, in workplaces and on protests, demonstrations, and pickets. Some of the images in this book capture joy and laughter; some portray suffering. They provide a loud cry for social justice, a better world where unemployment is no more, poverty is swept away, and everyone, black and white, male and female, can enjoy a life where their talents are used for the collective improvement of all. In reflecting on the not-so-distant past, Jenkinson’s photographs are about a world we still must aim to obtain.



  • Author : Francis Haskell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1074079261


Depicting the Late Ottoman Empire in Turkish Autobiographies Book

Depicting the Late Ottoman Empire in Turkish Autobiographies

  • Author : Philipp Wirtz
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317152712

Depicting the Late Ottoman Empire in Turkish Autobiographies Excerpt :

The period between the 1880s and the 1920s was a time of momentous changes in the Ottoman Empire. It was also an age of literary experiments, of which autobiography forms a part. This book analyses Turkish autobiographical narratives describing the part of their authors’ lives that was spent while the Ottoman Empire still existed. The texts studied in this book were written in the cultural context of the Turkish Republic, which went to great lengths to disassociate itself from the empire and its legacy. This process has only been criticised and partially reversed in very recent times, the resurging interest in autobiographical texts dealing with the "old days" by the Turkish reading public being part of a wider, renewed regard for Ottoman legacies. Among the analysed texts are autobiographies by writers, journalists, soldiers and politicians, including classics like Halide Edip Adıvar and Şevket Süreyya Aydemir, but also texts by authors virtually unknown to Western readers, such as Ahmed Emin Yalman. While the official Turkish republican discourse went towards a dismissal of the imperial past, autobiographical narratives offer a more balanced picture. From the earliest memories and personal origins of the authors, to the conflict and violence that overshadowed private lives in the last years of the Ottoman Empire, this book aims at showing examples of how the authors painted what one of them called "images of a past world."

Montclair Book


  • Author : Philip Edward Jaeger
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-05-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439631744

Montclair Excerpt :

Montclair, New Jersey, like most American towns, has grown dramatically over the course of the last one hundred years. Much of the early 1900s landscape has been disguised, and the town has come to reflect the popular styles and fashions of changing eras. Streets have been paved, the facades of commercial buildings have been updated, and homes have been altered to reflect contemporary tastes and accommodate modern conveniences. This volume of approximately two hundred postcards from the author's collection, most never before published in book form, captures Montclair as it was in the early twentieth century. The reader will see familiar landmarks such as the Montclair Art Museum, the Marlboro Inn, and the Bellevue Theater as they originally appeared, and discover the vanished predecessors of the Japanese-style mansion on Upper Mountain Avenue and the Rockcliffe Apartments off Crestmont Road.

Waiting for Daylight Book

Waiting for Daylight

  • Author : Janell King
  • Publisher : Stoecklein Pub
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1931153272

Waiting for Daylight Excerpt :

Waiting for Daylight consists of photographs taken while working cattle from horseback on the King Ranches in South Texas, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia. The photographs capture an era when people lived out their lives on lands that were often inhospitable with great herds of red cattle and fine cow horses. These beautiful, historic images communicate a feeling of constant renewal combined with the sense of suspended time.