With skill and humor, Daniel Herwitz pokes at the gears of the celebrity-making machine, recruiting a philosopher's interest in the media, an eye for society, and a love of popular culture to divine our yearning for these iconic figures and ...
Author: Daniel Herwitz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
Princess Diana, Jackie O, Grace Kelly—the star icon is the most talked about yet least understood persona. The object of adoration, fantasy, and cult obsession, the star icon is a celebrity, yet she is also something more: a dazzling figure at the center of a media pantomime that is at once voyeuristic and zealously guarded. With skill and humor, Daniel Herwitz pokes at the gears of the celebrity-making machine, recruiting a philosopher's interest in the media, an eye for society, and a love of popular culture to divine our yearning for these iconic figures and the role they play in our lives. Herwitz portrays the star icon as caught between transcendence and trauma. An effervescent being living on a distant, exalted planet, the star icon is also a melodramatic heroine desperate to escape her life and the ever-watchful eye of the media. The public buoys her up and then eagerly watches her fall, her collapse providing a satisfying conclusion to a story sensationally told—while leaving the public yearning for a rebirth. Herwitz locates this double life in the opposing tensions of film, television, religion, and consumer culture, offering fresh perspectives on these subjects while ingeniously mapping society's creation (and destruction) of these special aesthetic stars. Herwitz has a soft spot for popular culture yet remains deeply skeptical of public illusion. He worries that the media distances us from even minimal insight into those who are transfigured into star icons. It also blinds us to the shaping of our political present.
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Author: Alex Banks
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
When will the market for high-end icon- based systems move from tiny niches to
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In October 1969 he founded Interview magazine in October 1969, to turn the
spotlight on politicians, filmmakers, rock stars, fashion designers, and socialites (
including Jackie's later successor, Nancy Reagan). Many of the magazine's ...
Author: Lindsay J. Bosch
Category: Social Science
What gives beauty such fascinating power? Why is beauty so easy to recognize but so hard to define? Across cultures and continents and over the centuries the standards of beauty have changed but the desire to portray beauty, to praise beauty, and to possess beauty has never diminished. Icons of Beauty offers an enthralling overview of the most revered icons of female beauty in world art from pre-history to the present. From images of Eve to Cindy Sherman's self-portraits, from Cleopatra to Madonna, from ancient goddesses to modern celebrities, this interdisciplinary set offers fresh insight as to how we can use perceptions of beauty to learn about world cultures, both past and present. Each chapter looks at an individual work of art to pose a question about the power of beauty. What makes beauty modern? What is the influence of celebrities? How do women portray their own beauty in a different manner than men? In-depth profiles of the icons reveal how specific ideas about beauty were developed and expressed, offering a full analysis of their history, cultural significance, and lasting influence. In addition to renowned works of art, Icons of Beauty also looks at icons in literature, film, politics, and contemporary entertainment. Interdisciplinary and multicultural in its approach, chapters inside this set also feature sidebars on provocative topics and issues, such as foot binding and body adornment; myths and practices; opinions and interpretations; and even related films, songs, and even comic book characters. Generously illustrated, this rich set encompasses history, politics, society, women's studies, and art history, making it an indispensable resource for high school and college students as well as general readers.
The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen David R. Shumway ...
Daniel Herwitz, in his insightful book The Star as Icon, takes Princess Diana as
his central instance. Herwitz says much that is persuasive about stardom, but I
want to ...
Author: David R. Shumway
Publisher: JHU Press
Filled with memorable photographs, Rock Star will appeal to anyone interested in modern American popular culture or music history.
More than just the tale of one flag and one song, The Star-Spangled Banner is the story of how Americans—often in times of crisis—have expressed their patriotism and defined their identity through the "broad stripes and bright stars" of ...
Author: Lonn Taylor
Publisher: Harper Collins
More than just the tale of one flag and one song, The Star-Spangled Banner is the story of how Americans—often in times of crisis—have expressed their patriotism and defined their identity through the "broad stripes and bright stars" of our preeminent national symbol, a tradition that still thrives today. The original flag that inspired Francis Scott Key "by the dawn's early light" has been cared for by the Smithsonian since 1907. The dramatic story of this flag—and of the Smithsonian's effort to save it for posterity—are told here in this lavishly illustrated book that also explores the broader meaning of the flag in American life.
Before the twentieth century, the fame was often achieved through actions, by
becoming for example an icon of production, one of ... In contemporary consumer
society stars are icons of consumption, not necessarily having achieved anything
Author: Rupert Till
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
At a time when fundamentalism is on the rise, traditional religions are in decline and postmodernity has challenged any system that claims to be all-defining, young people have left their traditional places of worship and set up their own, in clubs, at festivals and within music culture. Pop Cults investigates the ways in which popular music and its surrounding culture have become a primary site for the location of meaning, belief and identity. It provides an introduction to the history of the interactions of vernacular music and religion, and the role of music in religious culture. Rupert Till explores the cults of heavy metal, pop stars, club culture and virtual popular music worlds, investigating the sex, drug, local and death cults of the sacred popular, and their relationships with traditional religions. He concludes by discussing how and why popular music cultures have taken on many of the roles of traditional religions in contemporary society.
will pass a star at midnight in En gland, and we see it passing the star at six o'
clock in the evening here, then we have our longitude. A quar ter of a day, or
ninety degrees.” I could hardly stop my self from jumping up and down with
Author: Bill Napier
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
As an antique map dealer in a small English town, Harry Blake appreciates the quiet life. But when a local landowner asks him to value a 400-year-old journal and is then brutally murdered twelve hours later, Harry begins to suspect he's being pulled into something sinister. What does the dusty journal contain that is a matter of life and death? Why is someone prepared to pay Harry a fortune for it? He turns to marine historian Zola Kahn to uncover the mysteries. And when they meet at the old Greenwich Observatory, Harry is convinced there is more to Zola than meets the eye. The trail of the journal leads him into a world of deadly Elizabethan conspiracies, with a thread of history that takes him through a thousand years of religious intrigue back to the blood-soaked Crusades and a long lost icon whose rediscovery has the potential to ignite a worldwide religious war. Combining the thrill of a contemporary chase novel with a historical puzzle this is one novel that will leave readers gasping for breath.
Author: Peter Coles
This text contains essays by leading cosmologists, providing an introduction to the main areas of debate and discovery, and shedding light on current developments.
Or to return to Hall's formulation, it means tracking the "double movement of
containment and resistance" at work in Virginia Woolf's reformulations as "genius,
" "icon," "industry," cult figure, or star, and the double movement of elevation and
Author: Brenda R. Silver
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The proliferation of Virginia Woolfs in both high and popular culture, she argues, has transformed the writer into a "star" whose image and authority are persistently claimed or challenged in debates about art, politics, gender, the canon, class, feminism, and fashion."--BOOK JACKET.
The light beam that comes from the star at the top of the icon, strikes the child
Jesus in the crib. Matthew describes how the star led the wise men who followed
it, 'and there, ahead of them, went the star... until it stopped over the place where
Author: Solrunn Nes
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This lavishly illustrated guide to iconography explains through words and pictures the history, meaning, and purpose of Christian icons as well as the traditional methods that religious painters use to create these luminous, spiritually enlivened works of art. Solrunn Nes, one of Europe's most admired iconographers, illuminates the world of Christian icons, explaining the motifs, gestures, and colors common to these profound symbols of faith. Nes explores in depth a number of famous icons, including those of the Greater Feasts, the Mother of God, and a number of the better-known saints, enriching her discussion with references to Scripture, early Christian writings, and liturgy. She also leads readers through the process and techniques of icon painting, showing each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art. Deeply inspiring and utterly unique, The Mystical Language of Icons will inform both those who are familiar with the rich tradition of religious art and those who are not. It also serves as a powerful devotional resource in its own right, one that Christians everywhere can turn to again and again. Book jacket.
IN 1934, A Film Pictorial article entitled "Composite Beauty — Hollywood
Standard" surveyed the bodies and physiognomies of several leading female film
stars in order to compile an image of physical perfection.1 Norma Shearer ranked
Author: Gerd Gemünden
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Performing Arts
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Author: David Johnson
A celebration of the world's greatest movie actresses – from the stars of the golden age to the icons of cinema's second century – in classic scenes and beautiful images.
Author: George Tiffin
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve... Feted, adored and desired, successful movie actresses are icons of modern culture. But what was it that made them true stars? Was it looks, talent, drive, personality – or just plain luck? What was the first captivating image or unforgettable line that etched them indelibly on our collective memory – and transformed the screen actress of the passing movie credit into the screen goddess of eternal legend? In a sequence of elegant pen-portraits, George Tiffin takes a microscope to the movies and the moments that established 75 female icons of cinema. These penportraits are supplemented by quotes, notes and anecdotes, including script excerpts from key scenes. From Oscar-winners to ingénues, and from grande dames to femmes fatales, A STAR IS BORN is a seductive celebration of the eternal feminine at the heart of the movie business – and an informal and engaging history of cinema itself.
This same sphere appears in the icons of the Baptism of Christ , the
Transfiguration , and the Harrowing of Hell . In this icon , a long ray from the star
points directly to the cave . This star is no mere celestial phenomenon as the
Author: Russell Hart
Publisher: Templegate Pub
On the other hand, if you name your tip calculator app TipStar and add a
distinctive icon featuring a star, you have something that you can argue identifies
the app as coming from you, as opposed to simply describing the app's purpose.
Author: Dave Wooldridge
Category: Business & Economics
The phenomenal success of the iPhone and the iPod touch has ushered in a “gold rush” for developers, but with well over 100,000 apps in the highly competitive App Store, it has become increasingly difficult for new apps to stand out in the crowd. Achieving consumer awareness and sales longevity for your iPhone app requires a lot of organization and some strategic planning. This book will show you how to incorporate marketing and business savvy into every aspect of the design and development process, giving your app the best possible chance of succeeding in the App Store. The Business of iPhone App Development was written by experienced developers with business backgrounds, taking you step-by-step through cost-effective marketing techniques that have proven successful for professional iPhone app creators—perfect for independent developers on shoestring budgets. Although there are a few iPhone app marketing books on the horizon, they appear to tackle the subject from purely a marketer’s perspective. What makes this book unique is that it was written by developers for developers, showing you not only what to do, but also how to do it, complete with time-saving resources and ready-to-use code examples. No prior business knowledge is required. This is the book you wish you had read before you launched your first app!
Although this hall has undergone radical changes and additions over the
decades , GIP – and later , Central Railway employees have always referred to it
as the ' Star Chamber ' , perhaps after the ancient meeting place of the King of ...
Author: Rahul Mehrotra
Category: Bombay (India)
Star documents are represented , not as file names on a disk , but as pictures on
the display screen . They may be selected by pointing ... Star centers an icon in
its square , making it easy to line up icons neatly . The Desktop always occupies
The usefulness of an icon based The Design Process for the Xerox Star Interface
System - " Keeping It Simple " form ... When used in conjunction with a mouse ,
icons increase the efficiency of the graphical interface user and is proven to be a
Category: Bar associations
The syntagm Icoana stelei ce - a murit [ The icon of the star that died ] deserves
special consideration . The elision which could be noticed in the very first line of
the poem ( steaua care - a răsărit ) is carried in III , 1 to its utmost consequences ...
Category: Language and languages