The Plastic Venuses

Authenticity itself takes on a different meaning when finds and monuments are not original or are exhibited in theme parks, hotels or subway stations. This book is an innovative, critical and stimulating appraisal of the situation.

The Plastic Venuses

Author: Marxiano Melotti

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443830283

Page: 250

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A wooden horse in the archaeological site of Troy, plastic “Greek” statues on the seabed, resin columns at the Roman Forum, painted copies of Altamira and Lescaux grottos, Tutankhamun’s tomb in a casino of Las Vegas, fake Roman fortresses with legionnaires and gladiators, “Etruscan” vases in a hotel in Milan, Valentino’s creations on display in a Roman monument, voyeuristic attractions at Pompeii, ancient and new thermal baths with Roman-style treatments, “real” Roman wines produced in archaeological sites, and shows, plays of light, cocktails and fashion parades, a lottery for spending winter solstice at Newgrange . . . Museums and archaeological areas host all the contradictions of late modern society. Consumerism, media, advertising and virtual reality transform the relationships between archaeology, tourism, collective imagery and political identity. We are witnesses to the success of archistar museums, “event” exhibitions, sensorial and virtual tourism, archaeotrekking and archaeodiving, even tourism of the non-existent. Authenticity itself takes on a different meaning when finds and monuments are not original or are exhibited in theme parks, hotels or subway stations. This book is an innovative, critical and stimulating appraisal of the situation.

Sculpture and the Plastic Art

Toro Farnese , ' Group of the * Torso of the Belvidere , ' The Torregiano , Pietro
Townley Marbles , The · Townleian Venus , ' The Tribune in the Cathedral , at
Genoa , · Tripoli Monument , ' at Washington , The * Triumph of Alexander , ' by ...

Sculpture  and the Plastic Art

Author: Pickering Dodge

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Page: 353

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The Planet Venus

... tides on the two planets nearest to that orb has been sufficiently great to
slacken their motion , probably when they were still in a plastic state , until it
reduced it to its present rate . ... THE shell of illuminated pearl 26 THE PLANET
VENUS .

The Planet Venus

Author: Ellen Mary Clerke

Publisher:

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Page: 59

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Venus Envy

Drawing on a wide array of sources—personal accounts, medical records, popular magazines, medical journals, and beauty guides—Haiken reveals how our culture came to see cosmetic surgery as a panacea for both individual and social ...

Venus Envy

Author: Elizabeth Haiken

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801862540

Page: 384

View: 186

Drawing on a wide array of sources—personal accounts, medical records, popular magazines, medical journals, and beauty guides—Haiken reveals how our culture came to see cosmetic surgery as a panacea for both individual and social problems.

MARS Bulletin

LOW PRESSURE GLASS LAMINATES A laboratory is being established for the
fabrication of large Signal Corps parts and equipment, utilizing polyester bonded
fibre glass plastic materials. Great interest has been shown by the Armed ...

MARS Bulletin

Author: United States. Military Affiliate Radio System

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MARS Bulletin

LOW PRESSURE GLASS LAMINATES A laboratory is being established for the
fabrication of large Signal Corps parts and equipment , utilizing polyester bonded
fibre glass plastic materials . Great interest has been shown by the Armed ...

MARS Bulletin

Author: Signal Corps (Army)

Publisher:

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Making Time on Mars

An off-the-shelf (consumer) product, a bumper guard is a plastic object designed
to be placed on the edge of a table for the purpose of protecting young children
from injury, prone as they are to bumping into furniture as they learn to walk.

Making Time on Mars

Author: Zara Mirmalek

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262043858

Page: 212

View: 497

An examination of how the daily work of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers was organized across three sites on two planets using local Mars time. In 2004, mission scientists and engineers working with NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) remotely operated two robots at different sites on Mars for ninety consecutive days. An unusual feature of this successful mission was that it operated on Mars time—the daily work was organized across three sites on two planets according to two Martian time zones. In Making Time on Mars, Zara Mirmalek shows that this involved more than a resetting of wristwatches; the team's struggle to synchronize with Mars time involved technological and communication breakdowns, informal workarounds, and extra work to support the technology that was intended to support people. Her account of how NASA created an entirely new temporality for the MER mission offers insights about the assumptions behind the organizational relationship between clock time and work. Mirmalek, herself a member of the mission team, offers an insider's view of the MER workplace and community. She describes the discord among MER's multiple temporalities and examines issues of professional identity that helped shape the experience of working according to Mars time. Considering time and work relationships through a multidisciplinary lens, Mirmalek shows how contemporary and historical human–technology relationships inform assumptions about the unalterability of clock time. She argues that the organizational connection between clock time and work, although still operational, is outdated.

A Maiden of Mars

in connection with some chemical experiments ; and picking up the lump of
plastic material , he took it to the wharf and applied it to the hole in the side of the
boat , as a temporary stoppage of the leak ; intending to make proper repairs
when ...

A Maiden of Mars

Author: F. M. Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 254

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LPI Technical Report

In this work , we propose to examine the finescale morphology of tectonics on
Venus to determine the characteristics of surface plastic deformation and to
compare the results to analogous features generated in laboratory and
theoretical ...

LPI Technical Report

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Venus Boy

He theorized , on the evidence available to him , that , when Venus was young ,
carbon dioxide and water , in the presence of ultra - violet light , may have
combined to make clouds of one form of plastic ! I think it possible that such
clouds ...

Venus Boy

Author: Lee Sutton

Publisher:

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Page: 182

View: 913

Popular Mechanics

NASA officials think Soviet cosmonauts will be on their way to Venus, or will build
an Earth-orbiting space station as early as next year. Venus seems the more
likely target in view of the back-to-back landings on the planet earlier this year by
 ...

Popular Mechanics

Author:

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Page: 156

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Standard of the Cross in the Champs de Mars a Narrative of Christian Effort in Paris During L Exposition Universelle By V M S i e V M Skinner With a Preface by G T Fox Etc

In the temple of material labour , it is good to think of God , the Creator of the
immortal soul ; and when a man , with Bible in hand , passes through the
wonders of plastic industry , the spirit rises gratefully towards Him from whom
proceeds all ...

The Standard of the Cross in the Champs de Mars  a Narrative of Christian Effort in Paris During    L Exposition Universelle     By V  M  S   i e  V  M  Skinner      With a Preface by G  T  Fox  Etc

Author: Miss V. M. SKINNER

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The Venus Syndrome

though fat is excised, weight is not lost as a result of plastic surgery. Instead you
lose inches, improve your shape, and have a firmer, tighter silhouette. A Short
History of Body Sculpturing for the Lower Body The surgical procedures currently
 ...

The Venus Syndrome

Author: Eugenia Chandris

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385192538

Page: 286

View: 139

Late Fourth Century Classicism in the Plastic Arts

534 The iconography combines the mythological and the factual . For centuries it
had been customary for empresses , and women in general , to be portrayed in
the guise of Venus . 535 After all , who is better suited for a wedding casket than ...

Late Fourth Century Classicism in the Plastic Arts

Author: Bente Kiilerich

Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 385

View: 933

Venuses Penuses

Uniformly , the patients were psychologically benefited by corrective plastic
surgery , when it was possible , to rehabilitate them in the sex of assignment and
rearing . Only one patient failed to take advantage of plastic surgery . Instructively
 ...

Venuses Penuses

Author: John Money

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 659

View: 440

John Money is regarded by many of his contemporaries as the most original theoretical voice in sexology today. In part, this is due to the scope of his three decades' work as a theoretician, researcher, applied clinician, and academic and public educator. The various chapters of Venuses Penuses bring the reader up to date on a wide range of topics of contemporary interest, including childhood sexuality, male/female erotosexual differences, premenstrual tension, sexuality and aging, treatment of sex offenders, and teenage pregnancy. Several chapters, such as "The Development of Sexuality and Eroticism in Humankind," are already used as texts by sex educators, therapists, and counselors across the country. Gathered together in Venuses Penuses (pronounced Venoos'es Penoos'es) are early papers on the psychology of hermaphroditism, in which the concept of gender first entered modern psychology and social-science usage; the genesis of gender transposition as manifest in homosexuality, bisexuality, gynemimesis, and transexualism; the theory of paraphilic (unusual, often socially unacceptable) sex; and Money's original concepts of lovemaps, the mental templates of the love object and the love process.

The Complete Venus Equilateral

"Venus Equilateral is a free grid," smiled Channing. "As soon as we shoot off
electrons, Old Sol becomes a hot cathode and our station collects 'em until the
charge is equalized again." "And what is happening to the bird who is holding on
to ...

The Complete Venus Equilateral

Author: George O. Smith

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345289537

Page: 480

View: 145

The Venus Tree

When he reached out for the plastic sack of cartridges , his smooth white hands
trembled . Then his wallet came out and he gave us two of the better dollars ,
folded . “ When you're sixteen , ” he told me , “ you come work with me and Junior
.

The Venus Tree

Author: Michael Pritchett

Publisher:

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Page: 129

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In The Venus Tree Michael Pritchett powerfully explores the themes of lost innocence--innocence abandoned, stolen, and occasionally regained or revisited. As his characters encounter many emotionally charged and sometimes profoundly unsettling situations, Pritchett's sympathetic writing renders their struggles with deft, compassionate, and lyrical strokes. In "People," the owner of a souvenir shop on the interstate highway befriends a young woman who he believes can help him overcome the poverty of his own background. A widower in "Time Lines" must come to grips with the death of his wife before he loses the woman who tries to help him through his grief. And in "Flying Lessons," a young man dramatically tries to flee his mother and her strong, damaging influence.

West of Venus

She looked at the MY CHILD IS A STUDENT AT VENUS ELEMENTARY bumper
sticker and at the plastic dinosaurs in the back window . There were coloring
books on the backseat floor , Holly remembered , and a rubber snake in the glove
 ...

West of Venus

Author: Judy Troy

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 237

View: 861

Holly Parker, recently divorced and involved in an affair with a married man, worries about her son's love affair with his former teacher, and about her best friend Marvelle, whose husband commited suicide