Quicklet on Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty

Download or Read eBook Quicklet on Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty PDF written by Vivian Wagner and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-16 with total page 27 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Quicklet on Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty

Book Synopsis Quicklet on Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty by : Vivian Wagner

ABOUT THE BOOK I love Steve Martin’s An Object of Beauty for the same reasons I love the novels of Edith Wharton. It’s about a doomed heroine who seeks to make her fortune and seems to have the world by the tail, even as she and society both have fatal flaws that lead to her downfall. It’s full of richly-detailed characters and descriptions of the turn-of-the-twenty-first-century art world, and it is a true portrait of the modern age. An Object of Beauty also includes a number of full-color reproductions of paintings, which are central to the book’s story-telling and plot. The reproductions – including James Tissot’s La Mondaine, Ed Ruscha’s Los Angeles County Museum on Fire, Joseph Beuys’ Felt Suit, and many others – are almost as much fun to look at as the novel is to read, and they flesh out the storytelling in surprising ways. I found myself going back and forth between reading the novel and looking at the images of art, and this back-and-forth motion between text and image is one of the novel’s primary delights. This is a novel for people who love novels and art. It’s a pleasure to read, and it leaves you wanting more of this story. When I first read it, I wanted to go back and read all of Edith Wharton’s repertoire again, and I know it will do the same for other readers. Anyone who enjoys nineteenth-century novels of manners will enjoy this novel, and it’s all the more enjoyable because it updates those story lines and brings them to life in the modern era. MEET THE AUTHOR professional writer Vivian Wagner has wide-ranging interests, from technology and business to music and motorcycles. She writes features regularly for ECT News Network, and her work has also appeared in American Profile, Entrepreneur, Bluegrass Unlimited, and many other publications. She is also the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel 2010). For more about her, visit her website at www.vivianwagner.net. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK An Object of Beauty is divided in three sections. Part I begins by introducing the voice of the narrator, Daniel Franks. It opens with Daniel giving us a sense of who he is, as a relatively distant, and yet involved, narrator: “I am tired, so very tired of thinking about Lacey Yeager, yet I worry that unless I write her story down, and see it bound and tidy on my bookshelf, I will be unable to write about anything else.” The occasion of this writing – trying to get down the story of Lacey once and for all – returns throughout the novel, as the narrator tries to come to terms with his complicated feelings for Lacey. This first book sets up their rocky relationship, and it also shows us the beginnings of Lacey’s career in the art world of New York in the 1990s, where she works in the basement of Sotheby’s preparing paintings for auction. She and Daniel share some features of their careers, since they’re both involved in art, though he’s more interested in the aesthetics, whereas she gradually becomes more interested in the monetary value of that art. When the story opens, they’re both 23 years old, fresh out of college, and eager to make it in the big world. This first part of the novel shows Lacey coming of age, becoming an adult, and growing beyond the furniture and boyfriends of her past. Buy a copy to keep reading!

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An Object of Beauty

Download or Read eBook An Object of Beauty PDF written by Steve Martin and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-11-25 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
An Object of Beauty

Book Synopsis An Object of Beauty by : Steve Martin

'Think The Devil Wears Prada with paintbrushes' Grazia Lacey Yeager is beautiful, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the New York art world by storm. She sparkles in auction houses, selling Old Master paintings to the fabulously wealthy, and in edgy Downtown galleries, filled with Hirsts and Warhols. Charming men and women, old and young, rich and even richer, Lacey's ascendancy seems assured. But when the art world bubble looks set to burst, a secret from her past rears its head, threatening to undermine everything she has worked for . . .

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  • Total Pages – 229
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The Sublime Object of Ideology

Download or Read eBook The Sublime Object of Ideology PDF written by Slavoj Žižek and published by Verso. This book was released on 1989 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Sublime Object of Ideology

Book Synopsis The Sublime Object of Ideology by : Slavoj Žižek

In this provocative and original work, Slavoj _i_ek takes a look at the question of human agency in a postmodern world. From the sinking of the Titanic to Hitchcock’s Rear Window, from the operas of Wagner to science fiction, from Alien to the Jewish Joke, the author’s acute analyses explore the ideological fantasies of wholeness and exclusion which make up human society. _i_ek takes issue with analysts of the postmodern condition from Habermas to Sloterdijk, showing that the idea of a ‘post-ideological’ world ignores the fact that ‘even if we do not take things seriously, we are still doing them’. Rejecting postmodernism’s unified world of surfaces, he traces a line of thought from Hegel to Althusser and Lacan, in which the human subject is split, divided by a deep antagonism which determines social reality and through which ideology operates. Linking key psychoanalytical and philosophical concepts to social phenomena such as totalitarianism and racism, the book explores the political significance of these fantasies of control. In so doing, The Sublime Object of Ideology represents a powerful contribution to a psychoanalytical theory of ideology, as well as offering persuasive interpretations of a number of contemporary cultural formations.

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  • Total Pages – 262
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  • ISBN-10 – 0860919714
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An Object of Beauty

Download or Read eBook An Object of Beauty PDF written by and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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The Sublime Object of Ideology

Download or Read eBook The Sublime Object of Ideology PDF written by Slavoj Žižek and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Sublime Object of Ideology

Book Synopsis The Sublime Object of Ideology by : Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the “Elvis of cultural theory”, and today’s most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes—all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. His recent films The Pervert’s Guide to the Cinema and Žižek! reveal a theorist at the peak of his powers and a skilled communicator. Now Verso is making his classic titles, each of which stand as a core of his ever-expanding life’s work, available as new editions. Each is beautifully re-packaged, including new introductions from Žižek himself. Simply put, they are the essential texts for understanding Žižek’s thought and thus cornerstones of contemporary philosophy. The Sublime Object of Ideology: Slavoj Žižek’s first book is a provocative and original work looking at the question of human agency in a postmodern world. In a thrilling tour de force that made his name, he explores the ideological fantasies of wholeness and exclusion which make up human society.

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  • Total Pages – 341
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781789604375
  • ISBN-13 – 1789604370