Private Room is a series of photographs of eight different women who Pamela Hanson photographed between 2012 and 2014 at Lafayette House, a small hotel in New York City. Beginning when she photographed Camille Rowe in 2012, the photographs in Private Room progressed into a series of nudes and semi-nudes. Although it began as a personal project, soon after starting Hanson wanted to develop it into a book. Hanson was inspired to shoot in the Lafayette House because of its European feeling. A brownstone built in the 19th century, the hotel is a place of forgotten beauty, with walls lined in gold-leafed wallpaper. Something not seen much in today's modern New York, it is charming, sexy, romantic, and private. Women photographed by a woman: the intimate and feminine environment captures the essence of each subject. Hanson collaborated with stylist Susan Winget, and together they cast each woman for her individual beauty and personality.
Private Room is a series of images of eight women that fashion photographer Pamela Hanson photographed between 2012 and 2014 in a small hotel on the Bowery in New York City. Beginning with her portraits of Camille Rowe in 2012, the photographs in Private Room progressed into a series of nudes and seminudes, which Hanson quickly decided to develop into a book. Hanson was inspired by the interiors of the Lafayette House, a brownstone built in the 19th century that is a place of forgotten beauty, with walls lined in gold-leafed wallpaper--charming, sexy, romantic and private. Its intimate environment elucidates the character of each subject, in a celebration of female beauty and confidence. Hanson collaborated with stylist Susan Winget on these images, casting each woman together. Edition of 1,000 copies.
Sonia Sieff presents a collection of nudes ranging from alluring actresses to It girls. With Paris and its interiors as a frequent backdrop, Sonia Sieff gives readers an intimate portrait of some of France's most recognizable faces. From fashion models to writers and ballet dancers, Sieff captures the distinct personality of each while also depicting a unique sense of place. Beautifully staged and artfully shot, this book goes beyond Sieff 's previous commercial work that has gained attention from the public eye and focuses on her fascination with the female form. With more than 150 stunning photographs of Sieff 's subjects in Paris, in their homes, on the shores of Normandy, and in the gardens of Champagne, Les Francaises exhibits Sieff 's undeniable ability to capture the beauty of the female form while at once offering an intimate glimpse into the world these women inhabit. With work reminiscent of her father Jeanloup Sieff 's pioneering fashion photography, this book will appeal to lovers of provocative fashion, art, and photography.
Author: Pamela C. Ronald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2008-04-18
By the year 2050, Earth's population will double. If we continue with current farming practices, vast amounts of wilderness will be lost, millions of birds and billions of insects will die, and the public will lose billions of dollars as a consequence of environmental degradation. Clearly, there must be a better way to meet the need for increased food production. Written as part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow's Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture--genetic engineering and organic farming--is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. Pamela Ronald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, take the reader inside their lives for roughly a year, allowing us to look over their shoulders so that we can see what geneticists and organic farmers actually do. The reader sees the problems that farmers face, trying to provide larger yields without resorting to expensive or environmentally hazardous chemicals, a problem that will loom larger and larger as the century progresses. They learn how organic farmers and geneticists address these problems. This book is for consumers, farmers, and policy decision makers who want to make food choices and policy that will support ecologically responsible farming practices. It is also for anyone who wants accurate information about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.
Author: Lynda La Plante
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Movie mogul Harry Nathan's lonely death in a Beverley Hills swimming pool is the beginning of a trail of lust and conspiracy leading to the darkest corners of the international art world. Private investigator Lorraine Page faces her toughest fight ever as she takes on the case for fading starlet Cindy Nathan, Harry's third wife. Lorraine believes the grieving widow's story. Unlike her ex-colleagues in the police department who have already charged Cindy with murder…
Author: James Hubbard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Health & Fitness
The essential guide to take care of your family’s health when you can’t get medical help or answers right away. It's the worst snowstorm you can remember. The ice-covered streets are abandoned. You hear a boom in the distance, and your computer screen goes blank. Darkness. A crash and another bang from inside the house. In the hallway, your husband sits on the floor, soaked in blood. You dial 911, and all you get is a busy signal. Would you know what to do next? The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook will teach you just what you need to know to take care of yourself and your loved ones in the event you aren’t able to get professional medical help right away. Encompassing but going well beyond immediate first aid, the book covers: how to put a dislocated joint back into place how to prevent hypothermia when your heat has gone out what to do for asthma when you don’t have your inhaler whether you can really drink your own urine if you run out of water what to feed your toddler if he has a fever and you have no medicine and much more Featuring more than 100 illustrations, along with quick quizzes and real-life examples, The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook will take you step by step through the essentials of medical care during a crisis. Perhaps you’ve been stranded by a sudden storm when out camping. Maybe you live alone in a rural area, and can’t easily get to a doctor when you hurt your arm. Or you just want to make sure you and your family are prepared to safely weather the next Superstorm Sandy, polar vortex, tornado strike, heat wave, earthquake, or other natural disaster. Whatever your situation and your health needs, The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook is your must-have medical resource.
A Land of Hard Edges: Serving the Front Lines of the Border is a series of true stories and personal reflections by Peg Bowden, a retired nurse, who volunteers at a migrant shelter on the Mexico border. The author lives in the Arizona borderlands, a sort of third country, with one foot in Mexico and the other in the United States. She joins a group called the Samaritans, traveling weekly to a shelter known as el comedor, providing clothing, medical supplies and counsel to migrants seeking the American Dream. Investigating why thousands of people are willing to risk their lives crossing the Sonoran Desert into the U.S. where they are despised by so many, Peg begins to understand the complexities of human migration. She reflects on the power of love and family that drives people into the treacherous landscapes of southern Arizona.
For over 25 years Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Scotland. From the streets of Glasgow, to an island agricultural show on the Orkneys, Parr has built huge archive of photographs. Now for the first time these images are to be published in this upcoming book to co-incide with his Think of Scotland exhibition at the newly opened Aberdeen Art Gallery. This body of work is Parr's largest archive that has remained unpublished and weaves together some of the expected visual iconography of Scotland such as highland games and stunning landscapes, but all given the Parr twist that makes the expected look so unfamiliar.
The name Phyllis Posnick is synonymous with Vogue and the extraordinary fashion and beauty editorials the magazine's audience loves. Posnick is best known for creating photo editorials to illustrate the magazine's Beauty and Health articles, as well as iconic portraits of celebrated personalities. Bringing together the provocative and sometimes shocking, this collection invites readers to glimpse the complex production process-- and the collaboration and creativity--behind each extraordinary editorial. The book features images by a who's who of legendary photographers: Anton Corbijn, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Mario Testino, Tim Walker, and Bruce Weber. The book includes a foreword by Anna Wintour and is punctuated with Posnick's personal memories and irreverence.
Exploring more than a dozen personal collections of contemporary artists, this unique and revealing book probes the aesthetic and psychological dimensions of collecting and shows how objects can influence and reflect their owners' work. A lead essay examines the reasons why artists collect, attempting to understand the relationship between the objects artists amass and the works they make, and contributions by or on each of the artists reflect on the personal significance of collecting habits.
Author: Philip Houston
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Getting someone to tell the truth is an essential skill that very few people possess. In the boardroom, classroom, or our own homes, every day we interact with others and try to get the truth from them. People are often untruthful out of fear of negative consequences associated with divulging information. But if a person is made to forget the long-term outcomes of lying, he or she can be influenced to disclose sensitive information that's being withheld. The aim is to encourage the person to remain in short-term thinking mode, shifting focus away from the long-term ramifications of telling the truth. As former CIA agents and bestselling authors of Spy the Lie, Philip Houston, Mike Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world's best at detecting deceptive behavior and eliciting the truth from even the most accomplished liars. Get the Truth is a step-by-step guide that empowers readers to elicit the truth from others. It also chronicles the fascinating story of how the authors used a methodology Houston developed to elicit the truth in the counterterrorism and criminal investigation realms, and how these techniques can be applied to our daily lives. Using thrilling anecdotes from their careers in counterintelligence, and with easy-to-follow instructions, the authors provide a foolproof means of getting absolutely anybody to give an honest answer. Get the Truth is the easy and effective way to learn how to get the truth every time.
Author: Gunnar Almgren
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Political Science
While the Obama Administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health care coverage for millions of Americans, it has fallen short in offering universal health care to all. In Health Care as a Right of Citizenship, Gunnar Almgren argues that the ACA’s primary significance is not in its expansion of health care entitlements but in its affirming by an act of Congress the idea that comprehensive health care must be available to all as a right of citizenship. The mainstream American public now views access to affordable health care to all citizens as a crucial function of just and effective governance—and any proposed alternative to the ACA must be reconciled with that expectation. This ambitious book examines how the American health care system must be further reformed to bring it closer in line with the ideals of a modern democracy. It suggests the next, natural step in the realization of health and well being as a fundamental human right. Based on a close analysis of the writings of sociologist TH Marshall and philosopher John Rawls, this book examines the theoretical foundations for health care as a social right of citizenship. Almgren then translates these theoretical principles into core health care policy aims. Throughout, he argues that the ACA is but an evolutionary step toward a more radical and fundamental health care reform. Almgren suggests how such a restructured health care system might operate, with specific proposals for its financing and delivery systems. He also explores the special issues and considerations that all nations must grapple with as they seek to provide a sustainable social right to health care. Health Care as a Right of Citizenship will stimulate and challenge readers who take an interest in America’s health care policy, particularly those who wish for a health care system that is both financially sustainable and capable of making healthcare accessible, adequate, and affordable to all Americans, irrespective of their societal position and individual health needs.