News Archives. July-August, 2011


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New Books on Arts From Rodopi

The Dancing World, RodopiThe Dancing World: An Embodied Approach to the Preparation of Performers and the Composition of Performance by Daniel Mroz published by Rodopi in 2011. The Chinese marital arts have much to offer contemporary actors and dancers. This book will grant scholars and theorists a more accurate, detailed and comprehensive understanding of the role marital arts can play in contemporary theatrical creation and in the performing arts as a whole. This account presents a systemic and phenomenological description of a contemporary intercultural theatre practice. It offers a blueprint for training and collaborative performance creation that integrates the best of western laboratory theatre with the practice and ontological underpinnings of Chinese martial and healing/self care arts. Daniel Mroz is a theatre director and acting teacher specializing in the physical and vocal training of performers. He leads les Ateliers du corps.
Efficacite/ Efficacy, RodopiEfficacite/Efficacy: How To Do Things With Words and Images?, Word & Image Interactions 7 by Veronique Plesch, Catriona MacLeod and Jan Baetens (editors) published by Rodopi in 2011. This account aims at offering a broad survey of the encounter between word and image studies and anthropology and to demonstrate the mutual benefits of this dialogue for both disciplines in the three fields of the
image (Marin), the social history of writing (Petrucci), and memory (Yates). The themes discussed by the contributors to this book, all specialists in their field, highlight each in their specific field one or more aspects of the agency of both text and image. Bringing the gap between the Anglo-Saxon and the Latin research traditions, this volume focuses on three major questions: what do we do with texts and images? How do texts and images become active cultural agents” What do texts and images help us do? Among contributors to this account: Maria Ignez Mena Barreto, Cornelliu Dragomirescu, Matthijs Engelberts, Beatrice Fraenkel, Thomas Golsenne, Eric T. Haskell, Kate Kangaslahti, Danielle Leenaerts, Massimo Leone, Serge Linares, Stephane Lojkine, and other scholars.
Art Outside the Lines, RodopiArt Outside the Lines: New Perspective on GDR Art Culture by Elaine Kelly and Amy Woodlarks (editors)
published by Rodopi in 2011. This book aims to interject the fine arts into the broader context of GDR culture and is generally concerned with repositioning art produced in the former East Germany in terms of current trends in GDR studies. This collection of essays, written by leading scholars in the fields of east German art, film, literature, music, and museum studies, seeks to renegotiate the artistic legacy of the German Democratic Republic, Combining a range of theoretical and practical perspectives. The volume challenges the narrow frameworks of totalitarianism and Ostalgie that have dominated discussions of art produced in the GDR. Contributors to this book are Skyler Arndt-Briggs, Joy Haslam Calico, April A. Eisman, Sigrid Hofer, Justinian Jampol, Elaine Kelly, Sara Lennox, Kristine Nielsen, Nina Noeske, Jonathan Osmond, Laura Silverberg, Silke Wagler and Amy Wlodarski.
The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media Forms, Functions, Attempts at Explanation, RodopiThe Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media: Forms, Functions, Attempts at Explanation by Werner Wolf (editor) published by Rodopi in 2011. The title of this book raises questions. One of them refers to
the notions of ‘art’ and ‘medium’. The present volume is the fifth in the series Studies in Intermediality. It presents a selection of papers read at a conference held in Graz under the auspices of the ‘Center for Intermediality Studies in Graz’ as well as two essays specially written for the occasion. The present edition takes the concept of ‘met reference’, as well as some of the terminology discussed in the previous volume for granted. One possible description of the contemporary medial landscape in Western culture is that it has gone meta to an unprecedented extent, so that a remarkable ‘meta-culture’ has emerged. From the Simpsons, pop music, children’s literature, computer games and pornography to the contemporary visual arts, feature film, postmodern fiction, drama and even architecture - everywhere one can find met referential explorations, comments on, or criticism of, representation, medial conventions or modes of production and reception, and related issues. Within individual genre, notably in research on postmodernist metafiction, this tendency towards ‘metaization’ is known well enough, and various reasons have been given for it. The contributors to the present volume came from diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds, they propose explanations of impressive subtlety, breadth and depth for the current situation in addition to exploring individual forms and functions of metareference which may be linked with particular explanations.This book is relevant to students and scholars from a wide variety of fields; cultural history, media studies, and more.


Daniel Bedard Breaks Into Celine Dion's House to Run a Bath

A local man Daniel Bedard, 36, jumped a fence and then used a garage door opener to break into the house of French-Canadian singer Celine Dion, located just outside Montreal. She and and husband Rene Angelil were not home. Daniel Bedard opened the water faucets, he was pouring a nice warmish bath. He even managed to eat some pastry that was in the fridge.
Bedard was charged with breaking and entering, car theft and property damage. He was sent to the hospital for psychiatric evaluations, but was released on September 6 in the morning.

Prince Hurry is Coming to Las Vegas

Military officials told that Prince Hurry is a talented pilot. He is reportedly entering the last part of his training to become an Apache helicopter pilot, a difficult jobs that military officials insisted Hurry had learned. The hard-partying Prince recently spent some time in Croatia and will spend about 2 days in Las Vegas as part of a 12-week course in helicopter training. This course will be split between California and Arizona, with a few days in Las Vegas. When Hurry returns from his America trip, he could be headed to Afghanistan.

Coco Chanel Was A Spy

American historian suggests Coco Chanel not only had a wartime affair with a German aristocrat and spy, but she herself was an agent of Germany's Abwehr military intelligence organization and a rabid anti-Semite. "Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War" goes beyond those previous allegations, citing as evidence documents culled from archives around the world. The book is published by Knorf, it has ruffled feathers in France. The House of Chanel said that more than 57 books have been written about Gabrielle Chanel and they would encourage to consult some of the more serious ones. Hal Vaughan, a World War II veteran and longtime journalist insists that he is serious. He said that "Sleeping with the Enemy" is the fruit of more than four years of intense labor born out of an accidental find in France's national police archive.

SAGE: New Titles

Organization Development: The Process of Leading Organizational ChangeOrganization Development: the Process of Leading Organizational Change, 2nd ed. by Donald published by Sage in 2011. In the corporate world today, it may be the prevailing sentiment that organization development is no longer relevant. There are many reasons for that view, some reasonable based on historical practices and some unreasonable based on inaccurate assumptions about what OD is.
Donald L. Anderson wrote this book because he believes that OD as a field of research and practice has much to offer to people in contemporary organizations who are struggling with an incredible amount of change. This book is a comprehensive text on individual, team, and organizational change. Donald L. Anderson provides discussion of the real-world application of the theoretical
ideas. This new edition expands coverage of recent research and classic. It includes a new case study on individual interventions to extend the range of scenarios for team, individual, and whole organization interventions.

Sociology of Organizations: Structures and RelationshipsSociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationsby Mary Godwyn and Jody Hoffer Gittel (editors) published by Sage in 2011. Modern societies differ from tribal ones because they are characterized by bureaucratic order and stratified groups. Society has a nonrational basis. Sociology developed in response to radical upheaval in the social order. Urbanization and industrialization provided dramatic geographic and economic shifts. This book is collection of classics and contemporary studies, organized around competing frameworks. It is timely and unique, and provides a wide and historical portrait of the diversity of sociological theories and their application to organization studies; examines a variety of ways that new technology affects methods of organizing and types of organizations; includes readings that explore a range of both formal and informal structures, and both deliberate and impromptu interactions, and more.

He Acted Alone, Lawyer Said

Targets were linked to Norway's left-leaning Labor Party. Authorities have said Breivik held anti-Muslim views and posted on Christian fundamentalist websites.Breivik blamed for attacks on Norway's government headquarters and a youth retreat, he
said he was motivated by a desire to bring a revolution in Norwegian society.
Anders Behring Breivik confessed to the twin attacks, but denied criminal responsibility for a day that shook peaceful Norway to its core. He has been charged with terrorism and will bearraigned on July 25.
Geir Lippestad, his lawyer, told public broadcaster NRK that he wanted a change in society and, from his perspective, he needed to force through a revolution. He wished to attack society and the structure of society.
Witnesses said Breivik lured them close by saying he was a
police officer before raising his weapons. People fled into the water to escape the rampage, some of them played dead.


Amy Winehouse Died

The music world lost one of its most passionately soulful voices - Amy Winehouse has died from as yet undisclosed causes. This is a tragedy that has surprised no one because Winehouse's struggles with drugs and alcohol. It was often in the public eye and even addressed in her own music, such as, for example, her hit "Rehab."

A Suspected Right-Wing Fanatic Accused of Killing at Least 92 People

He deemed his acts "atrocious" yet "necessary". Police were hunting on Sunday to see if a possible second gunman took part in the shooting massacre and bomb attack on July 22 that traumatized Norvay.
32-year-old Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik expressed willingness to explain himself in court at a hearing likely to be held on Monday about extending protective custody.

New From Wiley: Non-fiction

TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series)TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments by Douglas Conant and Mette Norgaard published by Wiley in 2011. Most leaders feel that the inevitable demands keep them from doing their “real work”. But in this book, authors argue that these interactions are overlooked opportunities to expand your influence and deliver measurably better results. Everyone can attain greater “Touch Point” mastery. Conant and Norgaard show by delving into three essential assets, your head, heart, and hands. This book speaks to the theory and craft of leadership by promoting a rational, authentic, active, and wise approach. Douglas Conant is president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Mette Norgaard is an expert on strategic leadership and learning.
Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From ItLocavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing And How To Profit From It by Amy Cortese published by Wiley in 2011. Before global financial crisis exposed the flaws of the complex, intertwined, profit-at-any-cost system, a profound movement had been building that is centered on building resilient, sustainable, and healthy communities. It can be seen in the surge of
farmers markets, “locavore” diets and “buy local” sentiment. You have witnessed the failure of unfettered free market system, stagnant wages, rising inequality, tallied in lost jobs, and languishing Main Streets. This book is about alternatives. This account is a call to rethink the way we invest, and support the small business that create healthy communities and jobs. Author writes about the revolution in citizen finance taking root across the country. She shows how local investing can help rebuild the nest eggs, the communities and the whole country.
This I Believe: On FatherhoodThis I Believe: On Fatherhood by Dan Gediman with John Gregory & Mary Jo Gediman (editors) published by Jossey-Bass in 2011. The stories in this book are engaging, some are reverential and loving, some are sad. From the
popular radio series This I Believe comes this touching and thought-provoking compilation of original essays on one of the most fundamental of human relationships, which is fatherhood. It offers a compelling portrait of the diverse range of experiences and believes related to the father-child relationships. Dan Gediman is co-editor, he is executive director of This I Believe, Inc, a not-for-profit organization that engages people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. John Gregory is editorial director. Mary Jo Gediman is outreach director of This I believe, Inc.
Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown's Investing and Life Strategies by Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker published by Wiley in 2011. This book recounts in vivid detail how a twelve-year-old moonshine runner, plying the back roads of Central Florida in a souped-up Ford pickup, went on to become an electrical engineer and highly regarded IBM technocrat, a vice president and star portfolio manager with T. Rowe Price, a media celebrity, and finally head of Brown Capital Management. This book is a story how Brown began his company out of a home office, and how over the next two decades he built it into a financial giant that has amassed more than $6 billion. Eddie C Brown is founder and president of Brown Capital management, a Baltimore-based financial services firm. Blair S. Walker is a former USA Today financial journalist who's an acclaimed novelist and writer behind Wiley's bestselling Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?

Prince Albert II's Wedding

The son of Prince Rainier and Kelly Albert met Wittstock while presiding over a swimming match in 2000. Wittstock is a former national champion swimmer from middle-class roots who doesn't compete since 2007. The culmination of months of painstaking preparations, the event has generated building excitement in the 8,000 Monegasques. Flags and fanfare greeted guests who arrived for the wedding celebrations. Monaco's princely wedding thrusts into the spotlight the tiny principality built around images of luxury and its ancient House of Grimaldi whose family members have ruled since 1297. The guest list includes Nicolas Sarkozy, Andrea Bocelli and Renee Fleming, Nadia Comaneci, Sir Roger Moore, Karl Lagerfeld, as well as sports figures and top executives from luxury brands.

New Books From Wiley's Imprints

Protocell Architecture: Architectural DesignProtocell Architecture by Neil Spiller and Rachel Armstrong (Editors) published by Architectural Design/ Wiley in 2011. Said, that there is nothing new left to discover in architectural practice and that it has all been done before. Architects compete like peacocks for the most colorful tails and justify these shapes with other tales. With the development of protocell, chemistry provides a new future for architecture. Through the creation of bottom-up cellular system, a wholly new material science is promised that is both artificial and responsive. Throughout the ages, architects have attempted to capture the essence of living systems as design inspiration. This issue of AD shows for the first time that contemporary architects can create and construct architecture that are bottom up, synthetically biological, green, and have no recourse to shallow biomimicry. Synthetic biology will have as much impact on architecture as cyberspace has had and key to these innovations is the protocell. Nail Spiller joined the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London and was a major contributor to its renaissance, becoming Vice-Dean and Director of Graduate Design. With Phil Watson, he founded the renowned and influential Bartlett teaching unit, Unit 19, and in 2004 founded the Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research Group. Now he is dean of the School of Architecture and Construction at the University of Greenwich, London. Rachel Armstrong is co-editor of AVATAR, in Architecture and Synthetic Biology, at the Bartlett. She is also a Senior TED Fellow, and Visiting Research Assistant at the Center for Fundamental
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Residential Construction (Graphic Standards Field Guide series)Field Guide to Residential Construction by Dennis J. Hall and Nina M. Giglio published by Graphic Standard in 2011. This book gives you fast access to the information you need when you are on-site and under pressure. It presented in a highly visual and easily portable format and organized by CSI’s MasterFormat and is coordinated with the 2009 International Residential Code and current sustainable practice. This companion offers the tools that time-crunched professionals can turn to in an instant when dealing with clients, or when handling the many complex demands. This book intended to assist the person in the field when they are looking at a situation and are in need of a ready recommendation or solution, it provides numerous references to organizations and resources should additional information be required. This account contains illustrations that helps reader troubleshoot problems, along with on-the-spot solutions. Dennis J. Hall is the author and is founder and CEO of Hall Architects, Inc and Hall Building Information Group, LLC. Nina M. Giglio is the author and is President of Hall Building Information Group, LLC and Director of Specifications for Hall Architects, Inc.


Minnesota Government's Shutdown

On July 1st going into the July 4 holiday, after Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders failed to reach a budget deal Minnesota's state government began a broad shut down. Parts of the government had begun to shut down on June 30 ahead of the midnight budget deadline. It includes dozens of highway rest stops on one of the biggest travel days of the year and some web sites.23,000 Minnesota state employees will be furloughed and state parks and campgrounds closed.

Prince of Monaco Albert & Charlene Wittstock Get Married

For weeks, flags heralding the wedding in Monaco's colors of red and white have waved from Monte Carlo's famous casino and from private homes on Le Rocher. Saturday's (July 2) wedding will be the first of a ruling prince in Monaco since Albert's father, Prince Rainier III, married Hollywood actress Grace Kelly in 1956. Locals hope Wittstock could bring back some of the glamour. Albert, 33 met Charlene Wittstock, 33, a statuesque former national swimming champion whose champagne blonde hair and sculptured figure are similar with Kelly, in 2000 when he presided over a swimming contest in which she was competing.

New From Wiley: Architecture and Community Planning

A Global History of ArchitectureA Global History of Architecture (2nd Edition) by Francis D. K. Ching, Mark Jarzombek, and Vikramaditya Prakash published by Wiley in 2011. This book provokes discussion and is global in that it aspires to represent the history of the whole world. The global is not just a geographic construct that can be simply contrasted with the regional or local. The global is also a function of the human imagination, and one of the things which is the manner in which local histories imagine the world. The mission of this book is too bound to te discipline of architecture, which requires us to see connections, tensions, and associations that transcend so-called local perspectives. This account has been updated and revised throughout to reflect current scholarship and is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements, spanning from 3,500 B.C.E. to the present. This book second edition delivers more coverage of non-Western areas, particularly Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Pre-Columbian America. It completely re-designed with full-color illustrations, incorporates additional drawings, including new maps with more information and color., offers new connections to a companion website, and more. Francis D.K. Ching is the author, he is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at University of Washington. Mark Jarzombek is the author and is Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at MIT. Vikramaditya Prakash is author and Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington.
CCommunity Planning: Integrating social and physical environmentsommunity Planning: Integrating Social And Physical Environment by Phil Heywood published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2011. This book is intended for the practitioners and planners whose dedicated work is shaping community. The people caught up in the daily demands of collaborating with disciplines quite different from their own, often find themselves having to create and manage new relationships in order to make their own work effective. This book offers clear outlines of practicable planning methods and will help develop essential skills for planners. This account examines the impact of social and economic change on community life and organization and explores ways in which these changes can be planned and managed. Community planning is presented as a means to balance and integrate beneficial change with the maintenance of valued cultural traditions and lifestyles. Phil Heywood is author, he is a fellow and former President of the Queensland Division of the Planning Institute of Australia.

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