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Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism (Studies in Theology and the Arts)Christianity Today’s 2017 Book of the Year Award of Merit – Culture and the Arts For many Christians, engaging with modern art raises several questions: Is the Christian faith at odds with modern art? Does modernism contain religious themes? What is the place of Christian artists in the landscape of modern art? Nearly fifty years ago, Dutch art historian and theologian Hans Rookmaaker offered his answers to these questions when he published his groundbreaking work, Modern Art and the Death of…

Modern LifeThe modern world is at once exciting, complicated, ridiculous, confusing, and tedious, but ever changing and always fascinating. Based on his keen observations of daily life from his unique perspective, French artist Jean Jullien uncovers the humor and simple beauty that exists in the people, places, and things that surround him. Understanding that visual communication can often be the most direct and immediately understood, Jullien cleverly and candidly reveals in his artwork the hilarious real…

Culture and Modern LifeMatsumoto’s book is designed to help students appreciate how cultural factors moderate psychological processes and how the viewpoint of one’s own culture can distort one’s interpretation of the behavior of people from other cultures. At the same time, the book stresses thata behavioral phenomena are characterized by both cross-cultural similarities and differences. Students will thoroughly examine the cultural similarities and differences in psychology, communicaation, work, health, and more. Cu…

Psychedelia: An Ancient Culture, A Modern Way of LifeA groundbreaking new book from the author of the highly-acclaimed Acid Archives, published by Lysergia: Psychedelia: An Ancient Culture, A Modern Way of Life is Patrick Lundborg and Lysergia’s greatest achievement so far. The product of 20 years of research, the 500+-page work is likely to prove as pioneering as the preceding Acid Archives, which went through five reprintings and received favorable reviews in leading magazines such as Mojo and The Wire. A larger number of people are exploring ps…

The First Modern Japanese: The Life of Ishikawa Takuboku (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture)Many books in Japanese have been devoted to the poet and critic Ishikawa Takuboku (1886–1912). Although he died at the age of twenty-six and wrote many of his best-known poems in the space of a few years, his name is familiar to every literate Japanese. Takuboku’s early death added to the sad romance of the unhappy poet, but there has been no satisfactory biography of his life or career, even in Japanese, and only a small part of his writings have been translated. His mature poetry was based o…

This Victorian Life: Modern Adventures in Nineteenth-Century Culture, Cooking, Fashion, and TechnologyPart memoir, part micro-history, this is an exploration of the present through the lens of the past.We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it’s spoken, but can the same immersion method be applied to history? How do interactions with antique objects influence perceptions of the modern world? From Victorian beauty regimes to nineteenth-century bicycles, custard recipes to taxidermy experiments, oil lamps to an ice box, Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman dec…

The Ancient Guide to Modern LifeThis revelatory book explores modern society while journeying back to the Greeks and Romans — “will have readers grabbing for the classics” (Kirkus). In this thoroughly engaging book, Natalie Haynes brings her scholarship and wit to the most fascinating true stories of the ancient world. The Ancient Guide to Modern Life not only reveals the origins of our culture in areas including philosophy, politics, language, and art, it also draws illuminating connections between antiquity and our present …

In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern LifeIf contemporary culture were a school, with all the tasks and expectations meted out by modern life as its curriculum, would anyone graduate? In the spirit of a sympathetic teacher, Robert Kegan guides us through this tricky curriculum, assessing the fit between its complex demands and our mental capacities, and showing what happens when we find ourselves, as we so often do, in over our heads. In this dazzling intellectual tour, he completely reintroduces us to the psychological landscape of our…

Everyday Life in the Modern World (Classics in Communication and Mass Culture)When Lefebvre’s book first appeared in the 1960s it was considered a manifesto for a social movement that focused on the quality of life experi­enced by the individual—by the com­mon man and woman. His emphasis on the quality of life will have even more appeal to those currently living with the problems of inflation, unem­ployment, and dwindling natural re­sources. Basing his discussions on everyday life in France, Lefebvre shows the de­gree to which our lived-in world and our sense of i…

Rules for Modern Life: A Connoisseur's Survival GuideDo gentlemen wear shorts? What are the rules regarding interior decor in a high-security prison? Is it ever acceptable to send Valentine’s cards to one’s pets? The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you’ve ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand. In Rules for Modern Life, Sir David Tang, …