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A Window To Worlds Of Art

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This book is essentially an introduction to art through selected essays by some of the greatest historians, critics and artists of the past century. Unique in its approach, it is more of a tapestry than a map as it is woven of many different perspectives and ideas. the essays, selected by Professor Mansfield, from more than thirty years of teaching the visual arts in America and China, have been assembled here to provide the reader with a unique window to the many worlds of art. It is dedicated to the student of the visual arts and the idea that art communicates to us through time and space while engaging us on historic, cultural, aesthetic and personal levels. It presents a broad chronological and geographic span beginning with the sacred world of the ancient past continuing through cultural, socio-Political, critical, ethnic, gender, archeological, architectural, historic and technological issues that have shaped the contemporary world and aesthetic consciousness. the book is devoted to presenting a multicultural view while providing a variety of critical, historic and methodological approaches to seeing, thinking and appreciating art. Robert Mansfield is an internationally acclaimed artist with a specialization in large scale architecturally oriented public sculpture and a tenured professor of art at San Diego State University. He has taught at Smith College and Hampshire College in Massachusetts and the University of Minnesota. He has also taught at the Chinese Academy of Art in Hangzhou and the Suzhou Academy of Art in China. He has written and lectured extensively on public art, architecture and public spaces, in the US and in China. He has also served on the Federal Governments, GSA, Art in Public Places program. Professor Mansfield lives in la Mesa, Ca, Merrifield, MN and Hangzhou China with his wife Mingya and son Brendan.


Rare Earth Elements

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This thesis deals with Rare Earth Elements (REE), especially with neodymium used in permanent magnets, from a very scientific basis by providing basic research data. Despite the fact that REE are newsworthy and very important elements for a considerable bandwidth of today's technologies, accompanied by the monopolistic supply-situation and Chinese politics, there are inexplicable data discrepancies about REE which have been recognized frequently but usually have not been addressed accordingly. So this analysis started with the hypothesis that the four application areas, namely computer hard disk drives (HDD), mobile phones, wind turbines and e-mobility (automotive traction), account for about 80 per cent of the global annual neodymium-demand. The research methodology was a laboratory analysis of the composition of used magnets for HDDs and mobile phones and a literature and official report analysis of wind turbine and automotive neodymium use. The result was amazing and the hypothesis had to be withdrawn as these four areas only account for about 20 per cent of neodymium use. This result raises some questions concerning actual use and thus potential recycling options.


Literature And The Arts In Twentieth-century China

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A. C. Scott, a student of Chinese culture, traces the development of the novel, short story, and poetry; the theatre and dance; painting, the graphic arts, and sculpture; architecture; and music through the 20th century. He also discusses the artistic achievements of the Chinese outside of China.


Chinese Americans

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This in-depth historical analysis highlights the enormous contributions of Chinese Americans to the professions, politics, and popular culture of America, from the 19th century through the present day.


Highlights the distinctive roles that Chinese Americans have added to the fabric of American life

Illustrates the experience of Chinese Americans with discrimination, resistance, and assimilation

Considers the emigres of the Sinophone diaspora with entries on Cambodian-Chinese and Vietnamese-Chinese Americans

Offers a selection of fascinating primary documents that enrich the reader's experience

Reveals the problems that Chinese American women faced with the passage of the 1882 Exclusion Act


Human Sexuality Today, Books A La Carte Edition

RRP $297.99

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Examines how human sexuality impacts students' lives today

Human Sexuality Today, 8/e, is an appealing, readable, and humanistic guide to human sexuality, with a sound balance between facts and understanding. Through the authors' conversational writing style, readers will gain insight into human sexuality, helping them feel comfortable about themselves and their own sexuality.

MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the King program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps measure students' success. With MyDevelopmentLab, students can watch videos on human sexuality, study key terms and concepts with flashcards, and develop critical thinking skills through writing.

This title is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by incorporating their own notes and taking the portion of the book they need to class - all at a fraction of the bound book price.



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