The present research of improvisation is built on three research questions: How do experts experience improvisation? What essential aspects can be distinguished from lived experiences of the phenomenon? What learning opportunities can be found when encountering the unknown? Questions were raised as a means to come closer to understanding how one reacts in moments of decision-making, where time-constraints do not allow a thorough planning and reflection. Descriptions of lived experiences of improvisation were collected from experts who work within six different professional fields, rock music, military, jazz music, visual arts, clairvoyance and handball playing. The result is vivid insights into essential aspects of improvisation and it turned out that the improviser's state of mind determines chances for successful performance. Selected theoretical concepts were applied as a means to frame a discussion. This includes Kari Martinsen's concept of an attuned state of mind as well as an analysis of and eventually expansion of Donald A. Schön's concept of reflection-in-action as well as C. Otto Scharmers's epistemologies of explicit, tacit and self-transcending knowledge.
Spike Milligan's letters contain some of the best material he ever wrote . . .Collected here for the first time are the funniest, rudest and most revealing of them - most of which have never been seen before - from one of the greatest comics of the twentieth century to some of its most famous politicians, actors, celebrities and rock stars (as well as a host of unlikely individuals on some surprising subjects):- rounded teabags ('what did you do with the corners?')- backless hospital gowns ('beyond my comprehension')- heartfelt apologies ('pardon me for being alive')and the imbalance of male and female ducks in London's parks. Here, then, is the real Spike Miligan: obsessive, rude, generous and relentlessly witty.'Milligan's zaniness shines through' Telegraph'The godfather of alternative comedy' Eddie IzzardSpike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.
For the second half of his long life, Christopher Logue (1926-2011) - political rebel, inventor of the poster poem, pioneer of poetry and jazz - was at work on a very different project: a rewriting of Homer's Iliad . The volumes that appeared from War Music (1981) onwards were distinct from translations, in that they set out to be a radical reimagining and reconfiguration of Homer's tale of warfare, human folly and the power of the gods, in a language and style of verse that were emphatically modern. As each instalment, from Kings to Cold Calls , was published, it became clear that this was to be Logue's masterpiece.Sadly, illness prevented him from finishing it. Enough, however, of his projected final volume, Big Men Falling a Long Way , survives in notebook drafts to give a clear sense of its shape, as well as some of its dramatic high points. These have been gathered into an appendix by Logue's friend and one-time editor, Christopher Reid. The result comes as near as possible to representing the poet's complete vision, and confirms what his admirers have long known, that Collected War Music is one of the great poems of our time.
New re-mastered Madfish edition of the classic 1971 Family release.Growing out of the R&B boom of the early 60s, Family's sound evolved into a unique mix of blues, folk, jazz, psychedelia and high energy rock'n'roll built around the distinctive vocals of frontman Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney's innovative guitar playing and Rob Townsend's thunderous drumming.Old Songs, New Songs was originally released in 1971 to promote an American tour (which was actually cancelled). The release collected singles and b-sides alongside re-mixed or re-recorded versions of tracks from previous albums that the band hadn't been happy with originally. All the tracks have been re-mastered for this reissue, which also comes packaged in a slipcase.- Hung Up Down- Today- Observations From A Hill- Good Friend Of Mine- Drowned In Wine- Peace Of Mind- Hometown- The Cat & The Rat- No Mules Fool- See Through Windows- The Weavers Answer
&#8220; Rich and Levens, previous collaborators on Ares & Aphrodite, produce a warm, sympathetic portrait of Gail, adding to the strength of the story's gender commentary.&#8221; - Publisher Weekly In 1932, Vincent Krall sets out to create his perfect woman by reanimating the corpse of the love of his life. He'll soon discover, however, that man was never meant to peer beyond the veil between life and death, and a woman is not as easily controlled as he believes. As his monster becomes more conscious of who she was and who she is becoming, Vincent ends up with a lot more than he bargained for. Mixing vintage horror with mythic drama, this graphic novel by writer Jamie S. Rich ( You Have Killed Me) and smashing newcomer Megan Levens is guaranteed to send chills through even the warmest of hearts. Expect murder, betrayal, and some vintage Jazz Age parties. The collected Madame Frankenstein contains all the covers by Helheim artist Joëlle Jones and an exclusive gallery section showcasing Megan Levens' development process.
Features collected works of F Scott Fitzgerald. Few American novelists of the twentieth century have stayed as modern as F Scott Fitzgerald. He gave a name to his age, 'the Jazz Age', but his reputation has outlived it. This title gathers the five novels he wrote in his relatively short career.
Arnold Schwartzman's stunning photographs of the finest examples of Art Deco from all over the world are collected here as a celebration of one of the world's most popular decorative styles. Art deco is the 20th century's most glamorous architectural style, and the one that shaped popular ideas of modern luxury. With over 200 photographs, this is a visual celebration of this very popular style. Unlike most other books on the subject that tend to be regionally specific, this book highlights Art Deco buildings from all over the world, from Australia to South America, with an emphasis on London, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and Paris. Art Deco features much careful and exacting detail, and of special interest in this book are photos that zoom in on murals, mosaics, flooring, ironwork, and other ornamental flourishes. Art Deco began in 1925 and quickly swept the globe becoming the style epitomizing Jazz Age glamor and sophistication. It drew from a variety of influences including ancient Egyptian, Moorish, and Mayan motifs but also modernist movements like Cubism, Fauvism, and De Stijl. Its influence was felt everywhere, from the skylines of New York to Shanghai, and it gained prominence not only with architects and designers but enjoyed a passionate following among the public as well.