The Plastic Venuses

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.

Author: Marxiano Melotti

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443830287

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 806

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Venus Boy

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 would be ...

Author: Lee Sutton

Publisher: Jovian Press

ISBN: 9781537811284

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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If you ever make a trip to the green planet of Venus, the first thing you'll see will be the fifty-foot high statue of Venus' greatest hero. It stands on the very top of towering New Plymouth Rock at the edge of the old colony of New Plymouth. Even from the rocket cradle, anyone can tell that the statue is of a twelve-year-old boy smiling up at the Venusian jewel bear perched on his shoulder...
Categories: Fiction

Sculpture and the Plastic Art

Sculpture and the Plastic Art

Townley Marbles , The . · Townleian Venus , ' The . . . Tribune in the Cathedral , at
Genoa , . . * Tripoli Monument , ' at Washington , The . * Triumph of Alexander , '
by Thorvaldsen , . Triumphal Arches at Rome , . . . Triumphal Columns at Rome ...

Author: Pickering Dodge


ISBN: HARVARD:32044034559435


Page: 353

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American Plastic

American Plastic

It all implied radical divorce from the limits of a drab pre - plastic existence . More
evocative than Synthetica ' s ponderous geography and possibly more
representative of emerging reality , the plastic Venus and her realm required less

Author: Jeffrey L. Meikle

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813522358

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

View: 308

"(Meikle) traces the course of plastics from 19th-century celluloid and the first wholly synthetic bakelite, in 1907, through the proliferation of compounds (vinyls, acrylics, nylon, etc.) and recent ecological concerns".--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. Winner of the 1996 Dexter Prize from the Society for the History of Technology and a 1996 CHOICE Oustanding Academic Book. 70 illustrations.
Categories: Social Science

Space Cat Visits Venus

Space Cat Visits Venus

to work on a lathe and, before long, he had turned out two tiny bronze lockets
with plastic faces, fastened to strong but slender chains. He fastened one of these
round Flyball's neck and the other round his own. Then, with the lockets dangling

Author: Ruthven Todd

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486831541

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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"Recommended." — Library Journal. Flyball is back, and this whimsically illustrated hardcover volume recounts the intrepid cat's voyage to Venus, where he and his pilot friend encounter strange plants that can communicate without speaking.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Arthur C Clarke s Venus Prime 2

Arthur C  Clarke s Venus Prime 2

Only Blake had handled the plastic sleeves in which they were protected-Blake
and, in a few cases, the mysterious woman. The woman had handled only a few
books. She'd pulled books from the shelves here and there, apparently at ...

Author: Paul Preuss

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 9780671038991

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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“[A] combination of mystery and science fiction almost reaching the level of Isaac Asimov’s classic LIJE BALEY—Daneel Olivaw novels.” —CHICAGO SUN TIMES The second volume of the spectacular science fiction thriller evolving from the works of Arthur C. Clarke, the grandmaster of science fiction. Her code name is Sparta, whose beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities of superhuman dimension; the product of advanced biotech engineering. When a team of scientists is trapped in the gaseous inferno of Venus, Sparta must risk her life to save them, unaware that her actions will help recover a mysterious artifact: irrefutable evidence of life on another planet.
Categories: Fiction

Call Your Mutha

Call Your  Mutha

Immeasurable quantities of plastic take up virtually permanent residence in
oceans, on track to soon replace fish as the most common inhabitant of the
planet's waters. Swimming in the shallow waters of see- through Venus's nether
region are ...

Author: Jane Caputi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190902704

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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"The proposed new geological era, The Anthropocene (aka Age of Humans, Age of Man), marking human domination of the planet long called Mother Earth, is truly The Age of the Motherfucker. The ecocide of the Anthropocene comes from Man, the Western- and masculine- identified corporate, military, intellectual, and political class that masks itself as the exemplar of the civilized and the human. The word motherfucker was invented by the enslaved children of White slavemasters to name their mothers' rapist/owners. Man's strategic motherfucking, from the personal to the planetary, is invasion, exploitation, spirit-breaking, extraction and toxic wasting of individuals, communities, and lands, for reasons of pleasure, plunder, and profit. Ecocide is attempted deicide of Mother Nature-Earth, reflecting Man's goal to come the god he first made in his own image. The motivational word Motherfucker further reveals the Anthropocene with a flip side signifying an outstanding, formidable, and inexorable force. Mother Nature-Earth is that "Mutha'" -- one defying translation into heteropatriarchal classifications of gender, one capable of overwhelming Man and not the other way around. Drawing upon Indigenous and African American scholarship, ecofeminism, ecowomanism, green activism, femme, queer, and gender non-binary philosophies, literature and arts, Afrofuturism, and popular culture, Call Your "Mutha'" contends that the Anthropocene is not evidence of Man's supremacy over nature, but that Mother Nature-Earth, faced with disrespect, is going away. It is imperative now to call the "Mutha'" by decolonizing land, bodies, and minds, ending rapism, feeding the green, renewing sustaining patterns and affirming devotion to Mother Nature-Earth"--
Categories: Political Science

The Venus Fix

The Venus Fix

She nodded again and he poured some from the plastic pitcher on her nightstand
—the same pitcher that was in every hospital room he'd ever been in. How many
times had he done this? Gone through the ritual of soothing the patient and ...

Author: M. J. Rose

Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781940887463

Category: Fiction

Page: 411

View: 295

As one of New York's top sex therapists, Dr. Morgan Snow sees everything from the abused to the depraved. From high-profile clients with twisted obsessions to courageous survivors, the Butterfield Institute is the sanctuary to heal battered souls. Morgan Snow's newest patient is a powerful, influential man -- secretly addicted to watching Internet Web cam pornography. He's not alone in his desires. She's also working with a group of high school teenagers equally and dangerously obsessed with these real-time fantasies. Fantasies that are all too accessible. Then the woman start dying online, right in front of their eyes. Now it's all about murder.
Categories: Fiction

Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs

In his view the plastic arts confer an eternal character on their subject because
they suspend gestures and attitudes . The whip or the sword that never strikes ,
the fur that never discloses the flesh , the heel that is forever descending on the ...

Author: Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 0760763089

Category: Erotic literature, French

Page: 125

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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch was born in Lemberg, Austrian Galicia, on January 27, 1836. He studied jurisprudence at Prague and Graz, and in 1857 became a teacher at the latter university. He published several historical works, but soon gave up his academic career to devote himself wholly to literature. For a number of years he edited the international review, Auf der Hohe, at Leipzig, but later removed to Paris, for he was always strongly Francophile. His last years he spent at Lindheim in Hesse, Germany, where he died on March 9, 1895. In 1873 he married Aurora von Rumelin, who wrote a number of novels under the pseudonym of Wanda von Dunajew, which it is interesting to note is the name of the heroine of Venus in Furs. Her sensational memoirs which have been the cause of considerable controversy were published in 1906. During his career as writer an endless number of works poured from Sacher-Masoch's pen. Many of these were works of ephemeral journalism, and some of them unfortunately pure sensationalism, for economic necessity forced him to turn his pen to unworthy ends. There is, however, a residue among his works which has a distinct literary and even greater psychological value. His principal literary ambition was never completely fulfilled. It was a somewhat programmatic plan to give a picture of contemporary life in all its various aspects and interrelations under the general title of the Heritage of Cain. This idea was probably derived from Balzac's Comedie Humaine. The whole was to be divided into six subdivisions with the general titles Love, Property, Money, The State, War, and Death. Each of these divisions in its turn consisted of six novels, of which the last was intended tosummarize the author's conclusions and to present his solution for the problems set in the others. This extensive plan remained unachieved, and only the first two parts, Love_ and _Property, were completed. Of the other sections only fragments remain. The present novel, Venus in Furs, forms the fifth in the series, Love. The best of Sacher-Masoch's work is characterized by a swift narration and a graphic representation of character and scene and a rich humor. The latter has made many of his shorter stories dealing with his native Galicia little masterpieces of local color.
Categories: Erotic literature, French

Venus on the Half Shell

Venus on the Half Shell

THE HWANG HO Simon knew now that he was on top of one of the plastic
showcases in which mummies of ancient Pharaohs were displayed in aCairo
museum. Airtight, it had floatedup out of thebuilding. Simon pushed the protesting
dog ...

Author: Philip José Farmer

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781163078

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 599

A KILGORE TROUT NOVEL When the planet is destroyed during a botched cleaning operation, Simon Wagstaff narrowly escapes the deluge on an abandoned Chinese spaceship and becomes Earth's lone survivor. Accompanied by his pets—an owl and a dog— and a beautiful robot companion, Wagstaff adventures through space seeking the definitive answer to the ultimate question: why are we created only to suffer and die? Featuring brand-new afterwords By Jonathan Swift Somers III and Christopher Paul Carey.
Categories: Fiction



“They made the plastic for the original hula hoop,” says Norma. “When we got
engaged, Alvin gave me a hula hoop and his college ring to wear on a ribbon
around my neck. All the teenage girls at the library thought that was very romantic


Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479751617

Category: Poetry

Page: 206

View: 349

"These poems ring with humor and truth about the lives of women." --Cordelia Koplow If you have enjoyed reading Norma's poems, you'll love hearing them sung! Recordings of Norma performing her original music and lyrics are for sale in Compact Disc and other formats (digital downloads coming soon!). Two albums are available: "Wisdom and Fortune" and "The Great Chicago Flood: Songs of Love, War, Politics, and other Disasters". For song lists, prices, and ordering information please send e-mail request to [email protected]
Categories: Poetry

Venus Data Analysis Program

Venus Data Analysis Program

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 ...



ISBN: NASA:31769000699747

Category: Venus (Planet)

Page: 91

View: 523

Categories: Venus (Planet)

Planets in Play

Planets in Play

Even the waitress in the adjoining restaurant “was plastic.” Venus does not do
plastic. If you have ever stayed in such a typical motel, then you know that Venus
does not live there. She doesn't even visit. Venus also doesn't do Styrofoam cups,

Author: Laurence Hillman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101216019

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 182

Planets in Play is the first foundational book that lets the reader reimagine his or her inner life through the self-exploratory language of astrology. Author Laurence Hillman-a widely respected astrologer with a loyal following and a formidable online presence-reconnects the planets with the character traits given them by the ancients. Whether one accepts astrology as being "real," its language and concepts can go a long way toward helping us see the archetypes that play on our lives. In observing the strengths, weaknesses, and character traits of each planet and zodiac sign, readers will receive a toolbox filled with instruments with which to newly understand their lives. The reader will then be able to make more conscious choices about how he or she is living out these different aspects. To that end, Hillman provides specific tactics and highly practical ideas of how to expressly nourish or minimize these tendencies through choice of behavior, lifestyle, and personal surroundings. Case examples, stories, and anecdotes run throughout the book to demonstrate and ease this process. In its appendices, Planets in Play provides a guide in how to get a quality astrological reading, with an emphasis on one's dominant archetypes. In addition, Hillman offers a basic grounding in astrology for those readers, therapists, or counselors who wish to learn how the ancient art works at a psychological level without necessarily committing themselves to its study.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Women and the Machine

Women and the Machine

But in other versions of transformation it is Venus herself who comes alive, this
time through the wonders of science and ... Produced with supercomputer
technology, Cox's Venus is a hot-pink plastic Venus who sits on a pedestal in a
museum, ...

Author: Julie Wosk

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801873134

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 727

From sexist jokes about women drivers to such empowering icons as Amelia Earhart and Rosie the Riveter, representations of the relationship between women and modern technology in popular culture have been both demeaning and celebratory. Depictions of women as timid and fearful creatures baffled by machinery have alternated with images of them as being fully capable of technological mastery and control -- and of lending sex appeal to machines as products. In Women and the Machine, historian Julie Wosk maps the contradictory ways in which women's interactions with -- and understanding of -- machinery has been defined in Western popular culture since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Drawing on both visual and literary sources, Wosk illuminates popular gender stereotypes that have burdened women throughout modern history while underscoring their advances in what was long considered the domain of men. Illustrated with more than 150 images, Women and the Machine reveals women rejoicing in their new liberties and technical skill even as they confront society's ambivalence about these developments, along with male fantasies and fears.
Categories: Social Science

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

'Granny,' Venus shouted upwards. I was nervous at the prospect of finally
meeting Granny Seraphina. I looked around. Outside the house, on the well-
swept dirt floor, a living area had been set up, four battered plastic garden chairs
in a circle, ...

Author: Monique Roffey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847378026

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 802

When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England George instantly takes to their new life, but Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill at ease with the racial segregation and the imminent dawning of a new era. Her only solace is her growing fixation with Eric Williams, the charismatic leader of Trinidad's new national party, to whom she pours out all her hopes and fears for the future in letters that she never brings herself to send. As the years progress, George and Sabine's marriage endures for better or worse. When George discovers Sabine's cache of letters, he realises just how many secrets she's kept from him - and he from her - over the decades. And he is seized by an urgent, desperate need to prove his love for her, with tragic consequences…
Categories: Fiction

Venus Envy

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 ...

Author: Elizabeth Haiken

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 080186254X

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 364

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.
Categories: Medical

Venus Angel

Venus Angel

You'll see her today, he promised himself. If he walked fast, he'd reach the
swamplands by late afternoon, maybe early evening. Still half asleep, he reached
out for his backpack and checked the two small plastic bottles in the front pocket.

Author: Susan Gates

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408186138

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 266

After the events of Viridian, the world is returning to normal. Jay is determined to find Toni, who was turned into a winged plant-hybrid predator, a Venus Angel, and restore her humanity. But Toni doesn't want to be found. Rogue Cultivars are still on the loose. And Jay's old enemy, the lethal warlord Viridian, is not dead. Horribly mutated, more powerful than ever before, he lurks underground, waiting for his chance...waiting for Jay. Fantastic sci-fi / dystopia for 11+.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Rock n Roll

Rock  n  Roll

The Plastic People of the Universe played 'Venus in Furs' from Velvet
Underground, and I knew everything was basically okay. Ferdinand What the
fuck are you (talking about) — ? Jan I'm trying to tell you. For once this country
found the best ...

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802143075

Category: Drama

Page: 119

View: 742

A play spans some twenty years in the history of Czechoslavakia, from the Prague Spring of 1968 and over the next two decades, from the double perspective of Prague, where a rock 'n' roll band led by Jan, a Czech-born, Cambridge-educated graduate student, comes to symbolize resistance to the regime, and the British left, represented by a Communist philosopher at Cambridge. Original.
Categories: Drama

LPI Technical Report

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 ...



ISBN: CHI:40390489

Category: Moon


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Categories: Moon