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The Games: A Global History of the Olympics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

“A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners’ medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

In Boksburg
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 84

In Boksburg

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1982
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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On the Mines
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 178

On the Mines

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012
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  • Publisher: Steidl Dap

On the Mines is a re-designed and expanded version of David Goldblatts influential book of 1973. Goldblatt grew up in the South African town of Randfontein, which was shaped by the social culture and financial success of the gold mines surrounding it. When these mines started to fail in the mid-sixties Goldblatt began taking photos of them, which form the basis of On the Mines. The book features an essay on the human and political dimensions of mining in South Africa by Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, whose writing has long influenced Goldblatt. The new version of the book maintains the original three chapters The Witwatersrand: a Time and Tailings, Shaftsinking and Mining Men, but is otherw...

The Game of Our Lives
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

The Game of Our Lives

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-11-11
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  • Publisher: Nation Books

The Game of Our Lives is a masterly portrait of contemporary Britain through the lens of soccer. In the last two decades soccer in the United Kingdom has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very center of British popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry that has conquered the world. What does it mean when soccer becomes so central to the private and public lives of the British people? Has it enriched this island nation or impoverished it? From the goals, to the players, to the managers, to the money, David Goldblatt describes how the English Premier League was forged by Margaret Thatcher's Britain and an alliance of the big clubs ...

Art and Ventriloquism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Art and Ventriloquism

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-02-04
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This exciting collection of David Goldblatt's essays, available for the first time in one volume, uses the metaphor of ventriloquism to help understand a variety of art world phenomena. It examines how the vocal vacillation between ventriloquist and dummy works within the roles of artist, artwork and audience as a conveyance to the audience of the performer's intentions, emotions and beliefs through a created performative persona. Considering key works, including those of Nietzsche, Foucault, Socrates, Derrida, Cavell and Wittgenstein, Goldblatt examines how the authors use the framework of ventriloquism to construct and negate issues in art and architecture. He ponders 'self-plagiarism'; why the classic philosopher cannot speak for himself, but must voice his thoughts through fictional characters or inanimate objects and works. With a close analysis of two ventriloquist paintings by Jasper Johns and Paul Klee, a critical commentary by Garry L. Hagberg, and preface by series editor Saul Ostrow, Goldblatt's thoroughly fascinating book will be an invaluable asset to students of cultural studies, art, and philosophy.

Fifty-one years, David Goldblatt
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 453

Fifty-one years, David Goldblatt

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: Actar

Precise in description, Goldblatt's photographs are also acute in historical and political perception. They provide a sense of the texture of daily life, and an important piece of missing information regarding life under apartheid in South Africa. Susan Kismaric

The Ball is Round
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 974

The Ball is Round

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01
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  • Publisher: Penguin

Published to coincide with the World Cup preliminaries, a comprehensive overview of soccer around the world traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, looking at the game in terms of its political, cultural, and social roles in countries around the world. Original.

Futebol Nation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Futebol Nation

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-05-13
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  • Publisher: Nation Books

No nation is as closely identified with the game of soccer as Brazil. For over a century, Brazil's people, politicians, and poets have found in soccer the finest expression of the nation's collective potential. Since the team's dazzling performance in 1938 at the World Cup in France, Brazilian soccer has been revered as an otherworldly blend of the effective and the aesthetic. Futebol Nation is an extraordinary chronicle of a nation that has won the World Cup five times and produced players of miraculous skill, such as Pelé, Garrincha, Rivaldo, Zico, Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho. It shows why the phrase O Jogo Bonito—the Beautiful Game—has justly entered the global lexicon. Yet there is anot...

Aesthetics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 542

Aesthetics

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  • Published: 2017-09-01
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, fourth edition, contains a selection of ninety-six readings organized by individual art forms as well as a final section of readings in philosophical aesthetics that cover multiple art forms. Sections include topics that are familiar to students such as painting, photography and movies, architecture, music, literature, and performance, as well as contemporary subjects such as mass art, popular arts, the aesthetics of the everyday, and the natural environment. Essays are drawn from both the analytic and continental traditions, and multiple others that bridge this divide between these traditions. Throughout, readings are brief, accessible for und...

David Goldblatt
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 125

David Goldblatt

This volume - investigating the work of a particular photographer, in thisase, David Goldblatt - comprises a 4000-word essay by an expert in the field,5 photographs presented chronologically, each with a commentary, and aiography of the featured photographer.