Mit Esprit und Einfühlungsgabe beschreibt die Pianistin Anna Goldsworthy die Hoffnungen und Ungewissheiten ihrer eigenen Jugend. Wir erleben die Heranwachsende mit all ihren Zweifeln, ihrem Unverständnis sowie den Konflikten mit Gleichaltrigen und ihrer Familie. Vor allem aber ist Piano Lessons eine liebevolle Huldigung an eine großartige Lehrerin und das Wunder der Musik.
A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, ´´The Lessons of History ´´is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.
Im Mittelpunkt von ´´Tango Lesson´´ steht die Filmemacherin Sally. Während sie mit Unterbrechungen an einem Drehbuch für Hollywood schreibt, das ihr immer weniger gefällt, entdeckt sie den Tango. Sie nimmt Unterricht bei Pablo, einem argentinischen Tangotänzer. Im Laufe der Tanzstunden verlieben sie sich ineinander und schließen einen Handel ab: Wenn er eine Tangotänzerin aus ihr macht, wird sie einen Filmstar aus ihm machen. Sein Teil des Handels ist erfüllt, als sie gemeinsam in einer Show auftreten. Doch ihr Versuch, in Buenos Aires einen Film mit Pablo zu drehen, enthüllt die komplexe Struktur ihrer Beziehung und der Geschichte: wie kannst du dich führen lassen, wenn dien Instinkt will, dass du führst?
´Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.´ - Matisse Use this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and improve, sustain and nurture your creativity. Brief Lessons in Creativity presents a rich variety of artistic methods and solutions for you to try, and is packed with inspiration and practical takeaways. Stay curious like Rauschenberg by immersing yourself in the world through seeing, reading and researching. Repeat and revisit with Cézanne to try things differently, and collect and remix with Matisse and Bacon. Appreciate the importance of solitude and space with Bourgeois, and improvise freely with Van Gogh. With every chapter, learn how to create your best work and embrace a new sense of playfulness.
Siggi Jepsen, incarcerated as a juvenile delinquent, in one day assigned to write a routine German lesson on the ´The Joys of Duty.´Overfamiliar with these ´joys, ´ Siggi sets down his life since 1943, a decade earlier, when as a boy he watched his father, constable of the northernmost police station in Germany, doggedly carry out orders from Berlin to stop a well-known Expressionist, their neighbor, from paintings to keep them safe from his father.
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes...and feeling them. The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside. ´´The best book on music (and its connection to the mystic laws of life) that I´ve ever read. I learned so much on every level.´´-Multiple Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Michael Brecker
From New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, now available in paperback- the latest episode in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs´ first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor, and leads to the investigation of a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi party. Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear´s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities ´´not in the interests of His Majesty´s government.´´ When the college´s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei-the Nazi Party-on Britain´s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is ´´a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity´´ (Richmond Times-Dispatch).
There are currently thousands of amateur astronomers around the world engaged in astrophotography at a sophisticated level. Their ranks far outnumber professional astronomers doing the same and their contributions both technically and artistically are the dominant drivers of progress in the field today. This book is a unique collaboration of individuals world-renowned in their particular area and covers in detail each of the major sub-disciplines of astrophotography. This approach offers the reader the greatest opportunity to learn the most current information and the latest techniques directly from the foremost innovators in the field today. ´´Lessons from the Masters´´ includes a brilliant body of recognized leaders in astronomical imaging, assembled by Robert Gendler, who delivers the most current, sophisticated and useful information on digital enhancement techniques in astrophotography available today. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique, but the book as a whole covers all types of astronomical image processing, including processing of events such as eclipses, using DSLRs, and deep-sky, planetary, widefield, and high resolution astronomical image processing. Recognized contributors include deep-sky experts such as Jay GaBany, Tony Hallas, and Ken Crawford, high-resolution planetary expert Damian Peach, and the founder of TWAN (The World at Night) Babak A. Tafreshi. A large number of illustrations (150, 75 in color) present the challenges and accomplishments involved in the processing of astronomical images by enthusiasts.