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How Should a Person Be?

By Sheila Heti
  • Writer : Sheila Heti
  • Isbn : 0887842798
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 278
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : how-should-a-person-be.pdf

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A brilliant portrayal of finding a beautiful life by one of Canada's most exciting literary talents, now available as an Anansi Book Club edition featuring discussion questions. How Should a Person Be? is an unabashedly honest and hilarious tour through the unknowable pieces of one woman’s heart and mind, an irresistible torn-from-life book about friendship, art, sex, and love. Part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part racy confessional, it is a fearless exploration into the way we live now by one of the most highly inventive and thoughtful young writers working today.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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  • Number of Pages : 256
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  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062974769
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 388
  • Pdf File: the-orchard.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Recommended Book From: The New York Times * Good Morning America * Entertainment Weekly * Electric Literature * The New York Post * Alma * The Millions * Book Riot A commanding debut and a poignant coming-of-age story about a devout Jewish high school student whose plunge into the secularized world threatens everything he knows of himself Ari Eden’s life has always been governed by strict rules. In ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, his days are dedicated to intense study and religious rituals, and adolescence feels profoundly lonely. So when his family announces that they are moving to a glitzy Miami suburb, Ari seizes his unexpected chance for reinvention. Enrolling in an opulent Jewish academy, Ari is stunned by his peers’ dizzying wealth, ambition, and shameless pursuit of life’s pleasures. When the academy’s golden boy, Noah, takes Ari under his wing, Ari finds himself entangled in the school’s most exclusive and wayward group. These friends are magnetic and defiant—especially Evan, the brooding genius of the bunch, still living in the shadow of his mother’s death. Influenced by their charismatic rabbi, the group begins testing their religion in unconventional ways. Soon Ari and his friends are pushing moral boundaries and careening toward a perilous future—one in which the traditions of their faith are repurposed to mysterious, tragic ends. Mesmerizing and playful, heartrending and darkly romantic, The Orchard probes the conflicting forces that determine who we become: the heady relationships of youth, the allure of greatness, the doctrines we inherit, and our concealed desires.

The Last Wild Horses

By Maja Lunde
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062951432
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 597
  • Pdf File: the-last-wild-horses.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Translated into 40 languages, winner of the Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize, and the most successful Norwegian author of her generation, Maja Lunde returns with a heart-wrenching tale, set in the distant past and the dystopian future, about extinction and survival, family and hope. Mikhail lives in Russia in 1881. When a skeleton of a rare wild horse is brought to him, the zoologist plans an expedition to Mongolia to find the fabled Przewalski horse, a journey that tests not only his physicality, but his heart.In 1992, Karin, alongside her troubled son Mathias and several Przewalski horses, travels to Mongolia to re-introduce the magnificent horses to their native land. The veterinarian has dedicated her life to saving the breed from extinction, prioritizing the wild horses, even over her own son. Europe’s future is uncertain in 2064, but Eva is willing to sacrifice nearly everything to hold onto her family’s farm. Her teenage daughter implores Eva to leave the farm and Norway, but a pregnant wild mare Eva is tending is about to foal. Then, a young woman named Louise unexpectedly arrives on the farm, with mysterious intentions that will either bring them all together, or devastate them one by one. Spanning continents and centuries, The Last Wild Horses is a powerful tale of survival and connection—of humans, animals, and the indestructible bonds that unite us all. Translated from the Norwegian by Diane Oatley

The Knowledge Frontier

By Nick Cercone,Gordon McCalla
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn Code : 1461247926
  • Number of Pages : 512
  • Category : Computers
  • Reviews : 781
  • Pdf File: the-knowledge-frontier.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Knowledge representation is perhaps the most central problem confronting artificial intelligence. Expert systems need knowledge of their domain of expertise in order to function properly. Computer vlslOn systems need to know characteristics of what they are "seeing" in order to be able to fully interpret scenes. Natural language systems are invaluably aided by knowledge of the subject of the natural language discourse and knowledge of the participants in the discourse. Knowledge can guide learning systems towards better understanding and can aid problem solving systems in creating plans to solve various problems. Applications such as intelligent tutoring. computer-aided VLSI design. game playing. automatic programming. medical reasoning. diagnosis in various domains. and speech recogOltlOn. to name a few. are all currently experimenting with knowledge-based approaches. The problem of knowledge representation breaks down into several subsidiary problems including what knowledge to represent in a particular application. how to extract or create that knowledge. how to represent the knowledge efficiently and effectively. how to implement the knowledge representation scheme chosen. how to modify the knowledge in the face of a changing world. how to reason with the knowledge. and how tc use the knowledge appropriately in the creation of the application solution. This volume contains an elaboration of many of these basic issues from a variety of perspectives.

Wittgenstein on Colour

By Frederik A. Gierlinger,Štefan Riegelnik
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn Code : 3110351102
  • Number of Pages : 131
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 759
  • Pdf File: wittgenstein-on-colour.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This volume is the first collection of articles dedicated to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s thoughts on colour, focusing in particular onhis so-called Remarks on Colour, a piece of writing that has received comparably little attention from Wittgenstein scholars. The book provides the reader with the state of the art in research on Wittgenstein’s thoughts on colour and brings out some of the intricate relations between the Remarks on Colour and other works by Wittgenstein. The articles in the bookdiscuss why Wittgenstein wrote so intensively about colour during the last years of his life, what significance these remarks have for understanding his philosophical work in general, as well as the upshot of his thoughts on colour. Contributors to the volume are Andrew Lugg, Joachim Schulte, Gabriele Mras, Richard Heinrich, Herbert Hrachovec, Barry Stroud, Martin Kusch, Frederik Gierlinger and Gary Kemp.

Fashion Drawing

By John Hopkins
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1350032131
  • Number of Pages : 184
  • Category : Design
  • Reviews : 845
  • Pdf File: fashion-drawing.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Communicate your ideas and designs through a variety of sketches, drawings and expressive illustrations, with guidance from a seasoned professional. With more than 150 colour examples, John Hopkins takes you through the different styles, techniques and approaches to drawing in the fashion industry. This second edition offers advice on selecting appropriate materials and media, with examples demonstrating their different uses and applications. You'll also learn the theory and history of fashion drawing, and the range of styles used by contemporary designers, from quick sketches to sophisticated digital drawings. In addition to new interviews with designers and illustrators, a glossary, resources directory and revised templates, this edition also has exercises to get you pencilling your fashion figures, painting your collections and developing that all-important portfolio right from the start.

The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier -

By A. S. Bridgland
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1473347637
  • Number of Pages : 302
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Reviews : 607
  • Pdf File: the-modern-tailor-outfitter-and-clothier.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1928 in three volumes. These deal with every aspect of the tailoring and clothing trade. Extremely well illustrated with photographs and many helpful diagrams and detailed instructions for the design and construction of various garments. The contents of Volume 1 include: Tailoring as a Vocation - Gentlemen's Garment Cutting - Trouser Cutting - Vest Cutting - Measures and Measuring - Coat Cutting - Over Garments - Cutting for Corpulent Figures - Trying On - Manipulation - Anatomy for Tailors - Measuring for Ladies Garments - Skirt Cutting - Coat Cutting - Breeches Cutting - Colour and Clothes - Juvenile Garments - Alterations - Collar Cutting - Catering for American Clients - West End Models - Draft of West End Morning Coat - Scales of Measurements etc. Many of the earliest books on fashion and clothing , particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Basics Design 05: Colour

By Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 2940439117
  • Number of Pages : 184
  • Category : Design
  • Reviews : 315
  • Pdf File: basics-design-05.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Basics Design 05: Colour is a guide to the use of colour in graphic design. Colour is used to represent thoughts and emotions in a way that no other element of design can. This book explores in depth what colours mean; their inherent associations and cultural connotations. It then tackles how to control colour in a design in order to achieve a desired effect or to fulfil a specific brief. Starting with the basic principles of colour – how light works, colour wheels, colour combinations and harmonies – the book builds on these principles and explains how the designer can accurately and intentionally control colour.

Visual Retailing

By Valeria M. Iannilli
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  • Publisher : Società Editrice Esculapio
  • Isbn Code : 8874889542
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Category : Design
  • Reviews : 788
  • Pdf File: visual-retailing.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The retail space is now recognized as the place where the enterprise enacts an important step in the process of value creation, not only from the economic point of view, but also regarding the relational processes it establishes with its users. The supply system of the enterprise is increasingly linked to the consistency of information, symbolic and sense assets. The organization of space, material and immaterial, leads to the creation of specific atmospheres in which displaying all the products means highlighting their main symbolic value. Through a skillful knowledge of the structures of perception, interpretation and motivation which underlie the mode of experiencing space - coupled with the ability of design to define its shape and significance - the visual merchandising project is able to lead the public through the brand’s new narrative experiences.

Colour Measurement

By M. L. Gulrajani
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn Code : 0857090194
  • Number of Pages : 424
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 598
  • Pdf File: colour-measurement.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The measurement of colour is important in many commercial operations and professions, such as bleaching and colouration of textiles, applications of paints, dentistry and colouration of food products. This book will discuss colour measurement theories, the latest technological and scientific developments of measuring colour and the applications of colour measurement. Part one reviews the underlying theories, principles and methods of how to measure colour. It includes topics such as expressing colours numerically, camera based colour measurement, colour shade sorting and determining and improving the accuracy of colour measurement. Part two presents a selection of industrial applications illustrating the use of colour measurement in textiles, paint, teeth, hair and food. With its international range of contributors, Colour measurement: Principles, advances and industrial applications is beneficial to a variety of readers such as colour technologists, colour quality inspectors, product developers, dentists, cosmetologists and anyone who uses colour in their work. It will also be a valuable reference for academics and students studying design, fashion or colour related subjects. Discusses colour measurement theories and the latest technological and scientific developments of measuring colour Case studies illustrate camera based colour measurement and review visual and instrumental evaluation of whiteness and yellowness applications in industries including cosmetics and dentistry Motivations for colour measurement are explored to answer questions raised as to why colours do not match and explain factors such as wet and dry fabric differences

Introduction to Multimodal Analysis

By Per Ledin,David Machin
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1350069167
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 640
  • Pdf File: introduction-to-multimodal-analysis.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Multimodal Analysis is a unique and accessible textbook that critically explains this ground-breaking approach to visual analysis. Now thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition reflects the most recent developments in theory and shifts in communication, outlining the tools for analysis and providing a clear model that students can follow. Chapters on colour, typography, framing and composition contain fresh, contemporary examples, ranging from product packaging and website layouts to film adverts and public spaces, showing how design elements make up a visual language that is used to communicate with the viewer. The book also includes two new chapters on texture and diagrams, as well as a helpful image index so students can clearly understand how images and multimodal texts can be analysed from different perspectives. Featuring chapter summaries, student activities and a companion website hosting all images in full colour, this new edition remains an essential guide for students studying multimodality within visual communication in linguistics, media and cultural studies, critical discourse analysis or journalism studies.

Colour in User Interface Design

By Colin Shanley
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  • Publisher : RS Books
  • Isbn Code : 0995483825
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Computers
  • Reviews : 750
  • Pdf File: colour-in-user-interface-design.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Colour is the game-changer that separates the also-ran from the best-of-breed. It is the wow factor. But relatively few product designers are completely comfortable with the practices necessary to take user interfaces to the next level. This book walks you through what you need to know when working with colour, in very easy step-by-step guides. Colour in User Interface Design uses practical examples to simply explain: Colour models, spaces and gamuts Mixing colours accurately using HSL, HSB and HCL Colour relationships and harmonies Creating consistent tints, tones and shades Matching colour luminance and brightness Understanding contrast and context Light and dark modes Colour psychology, meanings and associations How to sue colour to increase conversion rates Step-by-step how to create, test and present a high quality palette Ensuring accessibility compliance With this book, your understanding of how to work with colour will increase dramatically – and that will certainly be reflected in the user interfaces you design, whether you are working with native mobile apps, websites, or desktop software applications. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of high quality images.

Colour Vision

By Evan Thompson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1134900791
  • Number of Pages : 376
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 392
  • Pdf File: colour-vision.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Colour fascinates all of us, and scientists and philosophers have sought to understand the true nature of colour vision for many years. In recent times, investigations into colour vision have been one of the main success stories of cognitive science, for each discipline within the field - neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence, and philosophy - has contributed significantly to our understanding of colour. Evan Thompson's book is a major contribution to this interdisciplinary project. Colour Vision provides an accessible review of the current scientific and philosophical discussions of colour vision. Thompson steers a course between the subjective and objective positions on colour, arguing for a relational account. This account develops a novel `ecological' approach to colour vision in cognitive science and the philosophy of perception. It is vital reading for all cognitive scientists and philosophers whose interests touch upon this central area.