ISBN 10: 1580933505 / ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Usato / Quantità: 0
Copie del libro da altre librerie
Mostra tutte le  copie di questo libro

Libro

Purtroppo questa copia non è più disponibile. Di seguito ti proponiamo una lista di copie simili.

Descrizione:

Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Ms. Ross returned repeatedly to the Xinjiang region of far western China, accompanied by an Uyghur folklorist, Rahile Dawut, and a French historian of Central Asia, Alexandre Papas. Both have contributed essays to Ms. Ross's recently published book of photographs of the shrines. And a selection of pictures from the book makes up the small exhibition, organized by Beth Citron, at the Rubin Museum of Art. With its expanses of pale earth and wide sky framing wind-whipped Uyghur forms, the show is a heart lifter, confirming the idea that belief is, and always has been, a wellspring of visual invention, and that evanescence has an aesthetic all its own." - The New York Times "Lisa Ross's luminous photographs are not our usual images of Xinjiang. One of China's most turbulent areas, the huge autonomous region in the country's northwest was brought under permanent Chinese control only in the mid-twentieth century. Officially, it is populated mostly by non-ethnic Chinese-Turkic peoples like Uighurs (also spelled Uyghurs), Kazakhs, and Kyrgyz, as well as Mongolians and even Russians-and its population has long had difficult relations with Beijing. In 2008, 2009, and 2012, Xinjiang was the site of bloody protests. Instead of representing these political conflicts, however, Ross's photographs are unassuming and quiet; people are never present and the objects she captures-stone on sand, cloth on stone, the skeleton of a dried animal-have an incandescent glow, as if lit by another sun. In fact, these images reveal a little-known religious tradition in Xinjiang-its desert shrines to Sufi saints. Taken in the Xinjiang's Taklamakan Desert, they are collected in Ross's addictive new book Living Shrines of Uyghur China ." - New York Review of Books "Lisa Ross is a hunter and gatherer of rare grace. With the patience and resolve of a true pilgrim, she travels to impossible places and captures ephemeral notions (such as prayer, history, isolation, migration, hope, grief, longing, etc.). These notions, she transforms with a quiet alchemy into photographs that inhabit the viewer's mind and soul forever. Quite simply, my admiration for this work has no bounds." -Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love "An awareness of transience lies at the heart of all devotion, and it finds an apt emblem in these grave markers, bent and tattered by the wind . . . In time, and not much time, [modernization] could transform Ms. Ross's exquisite anthropological images of living monuments into documents of relics." -Holland Cotter, The New York Times "I have an obsession with saints and the desert, things that are bigger than we are. When I first saw Lisa's work I was moved by the colors and beauty of the imagery, and learning where they were made and what concerned her made me even more impressed by their silence and serenity. Lisa found a place and really found a way to find herself in that place." -Nan Goldin. Codice inventario libreria

Su questo libro:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads):
3,5 valutazione media
(6 valutazioni)

Riassunto: Lisa Ross's ethereal photographs of Islamic holy sites were created over the course of a decade on journeys to China's Xinjiang region in Central Asia, historically a cultural crossroads but an area to which artists and researchers have generally been denied access since its annexation in 1949. These monumental images show shrines created during pilgrimages, many of which have been maintained continuously over several centuries; visitation to the tombs of saints is a central aspect of daily life in Uyghur Islam, and its pilgrims ask for intercession for physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. The shrines, adorned with small devotional offerings that mark a prayer or visit, are poignant representations of collective memory and a pacifistic faith, and endure despite vulnerability to natural forces of sand, heat, and powerful winds. Their simplicity and austerity as captured by Ross invoke ideas of spirituality, eternity, and transcendence.
 
Three essays—by a historian of Central Asian Islam, a Uyghur folklorist, and the curator of an accompanying exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art—situate the photographic content in context. This volume emerges at a critical time, as modernization and new policies for development of China's far west bring about rapid, extreme, and irrevocable change; the region is its largest source of untapped natural gas, oil, and minerals. Many of the sites in Ross's work are threatened by political and economic pressures—her images are valuable, therefore, not only for their intrinsic beauty, but as an important record of a rich and vibrant culture.

About the Author: Lisa Ross is a Brooklyn-born photograph and video artist who has been exhibiting her work, lecturing, and teaching photography for almost twenty years. In 2012, the University of California-Berkeley held an exhibition of Ross’s work; she has also been featured in six solo gallery exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and North Africa. Ross has lectured at Indiana University, Georgetown University, UNC Chapel Hill, the Silk Road House, and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Beth Citron is an assistant curator at the Rubin Museum of Art.
 
Rahilä Dawut is a scholar and Uyghur folklorist.
 
Alexandre Papas is a historian of Central Asian Islam.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Dati bibliografici

Condizione libro: New

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Lisa Ross
Editore: The Monacelli Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Usato Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
PlumCircle
(West Mifflin, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The Monacelli Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Publisher overstock or return with minor shelfwear. May have remainder mark. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. International - most countries 10-21 days, others 4 weeks. Codice libro della libreria mon0000756065

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 3,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Lisa Ross
Editore: The Monacelli Press
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Usato Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The Monacelli Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2771639069

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 7,45
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Lisa Ross
Editore: The Monacelli Press
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Usato Rilegato Quantità: > 20
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The Monacelli Press. Condizione libro: Used - Like New. Fine. Cloth, D-j. 2013. Originally published at $35. Codice libro della libreria W89712

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 5,31
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,44
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Lisa Ross
Editore: The Monacelli Press
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 3
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The Monacelli Press. Condizione libro: New. Fine. Cloth, D-j. 2013. Originally published at $35. Codice libro della libreria W89712b

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 5,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,44
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Ross, Lisa
Editore: The Monacelli Press 2013-02-12 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 3
Da
The Book Cellar, LLC
(Nashua, NH, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The Monacelli Press 2013-02-12, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1580933505 BRAND NEW. PLASTIC WRAPPED. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Codice libro della libreria Z1580933505ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,44
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Lisa Ross
Editore: Monacelli Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Monacelli Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Lisa Ross s ethereal photographs of Islamic holy sites were created over the course of a decade on journeys to China s Xinjiang region in Central Asia, historically a cultural crossroads but an area to which artists and researchers have generally been denied access since its annexation in 1949. These monumental images show shrines created during pilgrimages, many of which have been maintained continuously over several centuries; visitation to the tombs of saints is a central aspect of daily life in Uyghur Islam, and its pilgrims ask for intercession for physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. The shrines, adorned with small devotional offerings that mark a prayer or visit, are poignant representations of collective memory and a pacifistic faith, and endure despite vulnerability to natural forces of sand, heat, and powerful winds. Their simplicity and austerity as captured by Ross invoke ideas of spirituality, eternity, and transcendence. Three essays--by a historian of Central Asian Islam, a Uyghur folklorist, and the curator of an accompanying exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art--situate the photographic content in context. This volume emerges at a critical time, as modernization and new policies for development of China s far west bring about rapid, extreme, and irrevocable change; the region is its largest source of untapped natural gas, oil, and minerals. Many of the sites in Ross s work are threatened by political and economic pressures--her images are valuable, therefore, not only for their intrinsic beauty, but as an important record of a rich and vibrant culture. Codice libro della libreria POW9781580933506

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,40
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Lisa Ross
Editore: Monacelli Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Monacelli Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Lisa Ross s ethereal photographs of Islamic holy sites were created over the course of a decade on journeys to China s Xinjiang region in Central Asia, historically a cultural crossroads but an area to which artists and researchers have generally been denied access since its annexation in 1949. These monumental images show shrines created during pilgrimages, many of which have been maintained continuously over several centuries; visitation to the tombs of saints is a central aspect of daily life in Uyghur Islam, and its pilgrims ask for intercession for physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. The shrines, adorned with small devotional offerings that mark a prayer or visit, are poignant representations of collective memory and a pacifistic faith, and endure despite vulnerability to natural forces of sand, heat, and powerful winds. Their simplicity and austerity as captured by Ross invoke ideas of spirituality, eternity, and transcendence. Three essays--by a historian of Central Asian Islam, a Uyghur folklorist, and the curator of an accompanying exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art--situate the photographic content in context. This volume emerges at a critical time, as modernization and new policies for development of China s far west bring about rapid, extreme, and irrevocable change; the region is its largest source of untapped natural gas, oil, and minerals. Many of the sites in Ross s work are threatened by political and economic pressures--her images are valuable, therefore, not only for their intrinsic beauty, but as an important record of a rich and vibrant culture. Codice libro della libreria POW9781580933506

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,50
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Lisa Ross
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Usato Quantità: 1
Da
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815809335063.0

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 9,56
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97815809335060000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Lisa Ross
ISBN 10: 1580933505 ISBN 13: 9781580933506
Usato Quantità: 1
Da
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Codice libro della libreria 97815809335062.0

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 13,10
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre 12 copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro