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Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird

Norval Morrisseau (1932--2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon. By the end of his tumultuous life, the prolific self-taught artist was sought by collectors and imitated by forgers. Critics, art historians and curators alike consider him one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century. Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird is an innovative and rich biography of this charismatic and troubled figure. Drawing upon years of extensive research, including interviews with Morrisseau himself, Armand Ruffo evokes the artist's life from childhood to death, in all its vivid triumphs and tragedies. Ruffo draws upon his own Ojibway heritage and experiences to provide insight into Morrisseau's life and iconography from an Ojibway perspective. Captivating and readable, this is a brilliantly creative evocation of the art and life of Norval Morrisseau, a life indelibly tied to art.

Introducing philosophy

This 8-hour free course introduced the study of philosophy and the methods employed by The Open University in teaching philosophy.

Ancient Lamps in the J Paul Getty Museum

A Galileo Forgery: Unmasking the New York Sidereus Nuncius (Galileo's O)

In this work, historians in various fields revise the results presented in the first two volumes of the series, which analyzed the New York copy of Sidereus Nuncius. While many of their findings remain valid, the subject of analysis proved to be a forgery. Volume III describes how the discovery of forgery was made - a watershed moment in the continuing struggle between forgers and those who seek to apprehend them.

Enigmatic Number '26': Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets

Had Leonardo Da Vinci really hidden secrets in his art work? This picture-based book whisks you off on a helicopter tour through his works to illustrate his REAL secret of the number '26' in his paintings (even in some of his most famous paintings -- like the Mona Lisa and the Madonna of the Rocks). Don't miss the updating Addendum! Although the search through Leonardo Da Vinci's works for embedded secrets had begun with the number '26,' it had then soon launched off into fresh and stirring discoveries. There was a number under a rose in the 'Madonna of the Stones' and that painting had pointed to a geometric circle with unique propensities--which was christened as the 'PHI CIRCLE.' That wasn't the end though. Da Vinci had used 'rebus' to hide secrets within his works. 'Rebus' is an encoding technique where pictures are used to epitomize words, parts of words or number. This rebus had been hidden all over the Philosophers' Stone genre of texts. It wasn't long before this same rebus was traced throughout numerous other works in cultures spanning the globe. In this earlier book the focus was on the tantalizing Da Vinci secret of the number '26,' which he had hidden all over his works. This particular 2013 book was the initial groundbreaker on presenting different perspectives on the number '26.' Perfect for the overview--this enthralling spellbinder traces this hidden number '26' all over fine art, literature and structures throughout the history of human civilization. It is the most prolific and profound statement ever uttered by man, its use unmatched and unprecedented in our history. It is traced all the way back to the Greek and Egyptian gods. It can be traced via the goddesses of fertility through the oldest Egyptian Temples, the city of Petra and through the Trojan War artifacts. The collective thread of the mystery worship of the fertility goddess had seemed to morph into the various cultures and times, yet it remained the same. The common denominator was the hidden number '26.' This book reaches far back into the Trojan War to show that this same number '26' is sacred knowledge derived from that era or earlier. Indeed, as desirable as the coveted Helen of Troy, it appears to be the cause of the Trojan War. The number '26' is traced through the surge for world dominance by Alexander the Great and through the following surge by the Romans. It is traced through the history of the church from the reign of Justinian to the fall of Constantinople. The number '26' is traced through the Faust literature. Most astoundingly, this book illustrates how the hidden number '26' is still embedded in contemporary culture. This book is based on the original 2013 'Number '26' book--except it was revamped (updated) and had the file format changed to accommodate the digital rights management.

Seminar on Philosophers' Stone

A precious stone that had been hidden right before our very eyes. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork related to the Philosophers' Stone? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers' Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the Philosophers' Stone. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the rebus picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose--and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork and riddles of the Masters. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the Philosophers' Stone.

suRRism: Manifesto

Das suRRism Manifesto wurde 2007 von Acedia Nuit und Jaan Patterson weltweit veroffentlicht. Es beschreibt einen elementaren Prozess des Bewusstseins in pragnanter Form. Es wird auch als Mantra, oder als Ritual gelesen.

BOLO 2: Dreams are indispensable

BOLO 2 - This is the main editorial project of BOLO Paper. BOLO 2 includes the work of 45 contributors from all over the world. The main theme of the first issue is: "Dreams are indispensable". In this publication photos, artworks, graphics, collages and small text are all combined together.

BOLO 2 - Questo e il progetto editoriale di punta di BOLO Paper. BOLO 2 include i lavori di 45 collaboratori esterni provenienti da tutto il mondo. Il tema conduttore del primo numero e: "Dreams are indispensable". In questo magazine si trovano foto, grafiche, collage e piccoli testi combinati insieme.

Larissa Haily Aguado,Rico Greb, Beth Hoeckel,Alana Paterson, Paul Boardman, Emma Dajska, Jorge Chamorro, Ana Himes, Laura Makabresku, Noah and Nathan Rice, Marcos Martinez Perez, Piero Zagami, Bill Noir, Hort, Ettore Cavaliere, Fanny Giordano, Walter Santomauro, Wasted Rita, Sasha Kurmaz, Giacomo Bagnara, Christian Goran, Pietro Mazza, Alice Voosen, Renzo Razzetto, Julie LaBulle, Angela Casserly, Christina Mitrentse, Claire Duport, Johan Bjorkegren, Ian Addison Hall, Tadas Karpavicius, Emidio Bernardone, Monocromo, Elena Ovecina, Jesse Treece, Gemma Correll, David Cristobal, Irina and Silviu Szekeli, ego_tek, Kieran Sperring, Robert Colquhoun, Geoffrey Kayser, Victor Cobo, Lucy Driscoll, Matteo Perazzoli

UnRecordists: Manifesto

Das erste UnRecordistische Manifest veroffentlich 2009 von Jaan Patterson (suRRism). Mitglieder sind z.B. William Davison (Recordism, Grunder von The Recordists), Acedia Nuit (suRRism), Eternal Holy Youth, Murmurists, Lee Kwo Olchar E. Lindsann, Matina L. Stamatakis, Zaph Arz, Iryna Harpy and Robert Chrysler R.I.P..

White Paper on the 77 and 777

The number '7' in its various forms of 7, 77, and 777 run throughout the oldest Masters' Art. The 777 can be found in Kabbalah and the 7-7-7 pattern in the Book of Revelation. The 7 and its various manifestations have deep mystical meaning. This picture-based booklet explores the concept of these 7s within the context of artwork related to the Philosophers' Stone. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers' Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the concept of the 7 and its manifestations. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose--and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork and riddles of the Masters. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the concept of the number 7 and its various manifestations.