Thing of Beauty

Author: Stephen Fried

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451676409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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At age seventeen, Gia Carangi was working the counter at her father's Philadelphia luncheonette, Hoagie City. Within a year, Gia was one of the top models of the late 1970's, gracing the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue, partying at New York's Studio 54 and the Mudd Club, and redefining the industry's standard of beauty. She was the darling of moguls and movie stars, royalty and rockers. Gia was also a girl in pain, desperate for her mother's approval—and a drug addict on a tragic slide toward oblivion, who started going directly from $10,000-a-day fashion shoots to the heroin shooting galleries on New York's Lower East Side. Finally blackballed from modeling, Gia entered a vastly different world on the streets of New york and Atlantic City, and later in a rehab clinic. At twenty-six, she became on of the first women in America to die of AIDS, a hospital welfare case visited only by rehab friends and what remained of her family. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Gia's gamily, lovers, friends, and colleagues, Thing of Beauty creates a poignant portrait of an unforgettable character—and a powerful narrative about beauty and sexuality, fame and objectification, mothers and daughters, love and death.

Thing of Beauty

Author: Jackson Mac Low

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520260023

Category: History

Page: 458

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"Jackson Mac Low's poetry and prose exceeds narrow definitions of artists by movements or poets by style. His work began with and returned to timeless subjects such as children, animals, love, war, death, and God, diverging at points into rigorously imposed structures, systems, and chance operations in an effort to suppress the ego in his art. At one point, embarrassed by his depth of feeling, Mac Low confesses to being an 'existential poet,' a declaration that the title of the poem A Lack of Balance But Not Fatal contradicts with modest and generous humor. This is an important and often very moving anthology of Mac Low's thought, at the same time as it reflects the preoccupations of his generation and ranges over a wide variety of approaches to writing and art making. Thing of Beauty is a "manifesto," the term Mac Low would use to describe expressions of personal truth; and his are beautiful."—Kristine Stiles, Professor of Art History, Duke University "In this generous selection of Jackson Mac Low's work, we can see, first hand, the poet's profound understanding of the physics of language and his exuberant articulation of the sounds of words in unpredictable motions. The multiplicity of Mac Low's forms and his rejection of any hierarchy among the forms of poetry (objective and subjective, expository or nonrepresentational, lyric and epic), along with his refusal to identify poetic composition with a characteristic 'voice' of the poet and his rejection of traditional aesthetic standards of beauty, are among the chief marks of his iconoclastic genius. Mac Low's magnificent and multidimensional poems open vast expanses for the imagination to inhabit."—Charles Bernstein "This is one of the great watershed events in recent publishing history. Mac Low's reputation has exploded on the poetry scene since his death."—Hannah Higgins, author of Fluxus Experience

Thing Of Beauty

Author: Jagadisan

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125016250


Page: 104

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An Anthology of Poems is meant for students of general English at the undergraduate level. Major poets of different periods of English literature have been included. Poems have been selected for easy comprehension and are fairly well-known. In addition, notes and exercises have been planned with a view of developing and refining the learner s response to poetry.

A Thing of Beauty

Author: Lisa Samson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0529123789

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 595

It’s a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in . . . Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago—right after she left rehab. She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown, and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece, complete with a studio for herself. She would disappear from public view and live an artist’s life. That was the plan. Ten years later, Fiona’s huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, haggled over at yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for an art project . . . but all she’s got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length. She’s thirty-two years old and still recognizable, but Fiona’s money has finally run out. She’s gotten pretty desperate, too, and in her desperation she’s willing to do almost anything for money. Almost. So it is that she comes to rent out the maid’s quarters to a local blacksmith named Josia Yeu. Josia is everything Fiona isn’t: gregarious, peaceful, in control without controlling . . . in short, happy. As the light from the maid’s quarters begins to permeate the dank rooms of Fiona’s world, something else begins to transform as well—something inside Fiona. Something even she can see is beautiful.

A Thing of Beauty

Author: Peter Fiennes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086154062X

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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‘Essential reading’ Helen Morales What do the Greek myths mean to us today? It’s now a golden age for these tales – they crop up in novels, films and popular culture. But what’s the modern relevance of Theseus, Hera and Pandora? Were these stories ever meant for children? And what’s to be seen now at the places where heroes fought and gods once quarrelled? Peter Fiennes travels to the sites of some of the most famous Greek myths, on the trail of hope, beauty and a new way of seeing what we have done to our world. Fiennes walks through landscapes – stunning and spoiled – on the trail of dancing activists and Arcadian shepherds, finds the ‘most beautiful beach in Greece’, consults the Oracle, and loses himself in the cities, remote villages and ruins of this storied land.

The Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

Author: Frank Dela Rosa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1796034525


Page: 170

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The Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever is created based on a famous quotation from a world-renowned English poet during the early part of the eighteenth century. His name was John Keats. Frank liked and loved his works. In his love for photography, he came to like taking beautiful pictures of almost everything that he saw with his eyes.

Hair A thing of beauty & a joy forever, An Insight by a Medical Doctor (M.D.) - (English)

Author: Dr. S. Om Goel (MD/DM USA)

Publisher: Dr. S. Om Goel (MD/DM USA)


Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 4514

There is no question beauty signifies a thing of beauty and joy forever for all of us. Wants to know what makes us lose our hair? · This book explains the medical facts about our hair. · This book will explain what factors can really make us lose our hair. · Pay attention, we can really maintain our hair growth. · Most important factors are any major illness, thyroid hormone, and iron and excessive stress. They have dramatic effect on our hair growth. · Also, body hormones are especially important for our hair growth. · Pregnancy does have a dramatic effect on hair. We have written a book of medical management of hair loss our in boys and men which is usually genetic. It is also written about the medical management of hair loss in women because of thinning of hair. There is a separate book on hair transplant.