Read My Pins

Author: Madeleine Albright

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061938491

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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“Jewelry isn’t ordinarily a tool of political persuasion, but in this beautiful book, Madeleine Albright, American ambassador to the United Nations and then the nation’s first female secretary of state, tells the compelling story of how these small objects became part of her ‘personal diplomatic arsenal.’” — The Chicago Tribune From New York Times bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a story and celebration of how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Part illustrated memoir, part social history, Read My Pins provides an intimate look at Albright's life through the brooches she wore. Her collection is both international and democratic—dime-store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms. Included are the antique eagle purchased to celebrate Albright's appointment as secretary of state, the zebra pin she wore when meeting Nelson Mandela, and the Valentine's Day heart forged by Albright's five-year-old daughter. Read My Pins features more than 200 photographs, along with compelling and often humorous stories about jewelry, global politics, and the life of one of America's most accomplished and fascinating diplomats.

Summary of Madeleine Albright's Read My Pins

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Madeleine Albright’s pins are a collection that has grown organically over the years in response to the changing circumstances and opportunities of her life and career. They are a collection that has been amplified and enriched by the events that have engaged their owner. #2 The pins collection reveals a rich diversity of motifs and images. Angels, stars, balloons, American flags, and spaceships are juxtaposed with a menagerie of birds, bees, beetles, butterflies, fish, frogs, turtles, and snakes. #3 The use of pins as a diplomatic tool is not in any State Department manual, and it would never have happened if not for Saddam Hussein. During President Bill Clinton’s first term, I served as ambassador to the UN. #4 I had the temerity to criticize Saddam Hussein when he refused to comply with my demands, and the Iraqi government published a poem entitled To Madeleine Albright, Without Greetings. I wore a pin of a serpent to send a message.

Friedrich Becker

Author: Friedrich Becker,Hildegard Becker,Beate Christiane Arnold

Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 312

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Friedrich Becker (1922-1997) was a goldsmith of world renown and undoubtedly one of the most outstanding artistic personalities of our day, truly altering the course of goldsmiths' work in the latter half of the twentieth century. Becker was the creator of kinetic jewellery and well known as a sculptor and designer. He also worked for many years as a professor of goldsmithing at the Fachhochschule in Dusseldorf. Honours were heaped upon him and he was the recipient of many international awards. His work is collected by many major museums and has featured in innumerable exhibitions. This book focuses on the extraordinary genius of Becker, a master craftsman and mentor, who would have welcomed this exploration of his work to inspire artists and art historians alike.

Gender and Jewelry

Author: Rebecca Ross Russell

Publisher: Rebecca Ross Russell

ISBN: 1452882533

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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Jewelry responds to our most primitive urges, for control, honor, and sex. It is at once the most ancient and most immediate of art forms, one that is defined by its connection and interaction with the body. In this sense it is inescapably political, its meaning bound to the possibilities of the body it lies on. Indeed, the fate of the body is often bound to the jewelry. This study looks at gender and jewelry in order to gain some understanding into how jewelry is constructed by and constructs not just a single society, but human societies. It will explore how societal traditions that have sprung up around jewelry and ornamentation have affected the possibilities available to women across a broad spectrum of social and ethnic circumstances, determining which have served women well and which are constrictive and destructive. It also examines the possibilities for the intentional creation of feminist jewelry, including an overview of the author's own work.

You Are a Brand!

Author: Catherine Kaputa

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473645271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

View: 2985

Celebrity entertainers, star athletes, and corporate icons didn't accidentally wind up at the top-they branded their way there. Now you, too, can leverage the power of a personal brand, harness your potential and take charge of your career. Using strategies from the playbook of the Mad Men of Madison Avenue, advertising guru Catherine Kaputa serves as your personal branding coach in You Are A Brand! 2nd Edition: In Person and Online, How Smart People Brand Themselves for Business Success. Kaputa has expanded her 2007 award-winning classic to include new chapters on crafting your own "elevator speech" and leveraging the power of social media. This updated edition explores strategies and tactics to tap into the power of words, learn the principles of visual identity, think in terms of markets, and execute a self-brand action plan that is unique and memorable. Combining today's hottest business concepts with the realities of the modern workplace, You Are a Brand! 2nd Edition highlights the self-branding odysseys of savvy professionals and budding entrepreneurs-Catherine Kaputa will coach you to take charge of your career through the one-of-a-kind brand that is YOU.

Women Who Brand

Author: Catherine Kaputa

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473645247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Today self-branding is not an option-it's something women need to master. Ofter what's holding women back from career success is that we don't brand ourselves as well as men do. Women Who Brand is about what happens when women take charge of their personal brands and performance success. It's about what happens when women start thinking and acting more confidently, more creatively and more strategically about themselves and their abilities.

Craft is Political

Author: D Wood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350122270

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 281

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Throughout the 21st century, various craft practices have drawn the attention of academics and the general public in the West. In Craft is Political, D Wood has gathered a collection of essays to argue that this attention is a direct response to and critique of the particular economic, social and technological contexts in which we live. Just as Ruskin and Morris viewed craft and its ethos in the 1800s as a kind of political opposition to the Industrial Revolution, Wood and her authors contend that current craft activities are politically saturated when perspectives from the Global South, Indigenous ideology and even Western government policy are examined. Craft is Political argues that a holistic perspective on craft, in light of colonialism, post-colonialism, critical race theory and globalisation, is overdue. A great diversity of case studies is included, from craft and design in Turkey and craft markets in New Zealand to Indigenous practitioners in Taiwan and Finnish craft education. Craft is Political brings together authors from a variety of disciplines and nations to consider politicised craft.

Second Time Foster Child

Author: Toni Hoy

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 161448161X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 242

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“Toni walks us through the experience of having foster children with undiagnosed mental illness . . . moving and heart-wrenching” (Marcia Stein, PHR, CA, author of Strained Relations). As an infant, Daniel entered the foster care system as a result of severe neglect, which manifested in violence and aggression later in his childhood after he was adopted by Jim and Toni Hoy. Desperate to get him into a residential treatment center and keep their other children safe, Jim and Toni were given two options by the state of Illinois: either keep him in a psychiatric hospital or be charged by the Department of Children and Family Services with child endangerment for failure to protect their other children. Mental health professionals recommended abandoning Daniel at the hospital after the state denied all viable sources of funding for his treatment. So Daniel re-entered the foster care system for no other reason than he was mentally ill. A year later, Daniel’s mother discovered that his treatment was covered by a funding source that he was awarded as part of his special needs adoption. How could they get the state government to understand the federal law and re-gain custody of their son? Second Time Foster Child is the story of parents who never gave up on their son, despite being prosecuted and persecuted in exchange for his medically necessary treatment. “Toni Hoy bares her soul in this courageous true story of her family’s journey to help and heal her severely traumatized adopted son.” —Michael Groomer, founder, and Beverly Hansen, executive director, Advocates for Children of Trauma

Arts Integration

Author: Merryl Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317236939

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 7513

Practical and engaging, Merryl Goldberg’s popular guide to integrating the arts throughout the K-12 curriculum blends contemporary theory with classroom practice. Beyond teaching about the arts as a subject in and of itself, the text explains how teachers may integrate the arts—literary, media, visual, and performing—throughout subject area curriculum and provides a multitude of strategies and examples. Promoting ways to develop children's creativity and critical thinking while also developing communications skills and fostering collaborative opportunities, it looks at assessment and the arts, engaging English Language Learners, and using the arts to teach academic skills. This text is ideal as a primer on arts integration and a foundational support for teaching, learning, and assessment, especially within the context of multicultural and multilingual classrooms. In-depth discussions of the role of arts integration in meeting the goals of Title I programs, including academic achievement, student engagement, school climate and parental involvement, are woven throughout the text, as is the role of the arts in meeting state and federal student achievement standards. Changes in the 5th Edition: New chapter on arts as text, arts integration, and arts education and their place within the context of teaching and learning in multiple subject classrooms in multicultural and multilingual settings; Title I and arts integration (focus on student academic achievement, student engagement, school climate, and parental involvement–the 4 cornerstones of Title I); Attention to the National Core Arts Standards as well as their relationship to other standardized tests and arts integration; more (and more recent) research-based studies integrated throughout; Examples of how to plan arts integrated lessons (using backward design) along with more examples from classrooms’; Updated references, examples, and lesson plans/units; Companion Website: