American Icons [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the People, by Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folks, locations, and issues that experience formed Our tradition КНИГИ ; КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Автор: Dennis R. corridor, Susan Grove corridor Название: American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, areas, and issues that experience formed Our tradition Издательство: Greenwood PressГод: 2006 Формат: pdf Размер: 18 Mb Язык: английскийWhat do Madonna, Ray Charles, Mount Rushmore, suburbia, the banjo, and the Ford Mustang have in universal? no matter if we like, forget about, or deplore them, all of them impression our tradition, and colour the way in which the US is perceived by way of the realm. This A-to-Z number of essays explores a couple of hundred humans, areas, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose recommendations are collected during this distinctive three-volume set learn those icons via a various array of views and fields of workmanship. starting from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zipper, this option of yankee icons represents crucial parts of our tradition, together with legislations, paintings, meals, faith, and technological know-how. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a distinct source for college kids of yankee background and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings study what it capacity whilst anything is categorized as an "icon." What universal positive aspects do the folks, areas, and issues we deem to be iconic proportion? first of all, an icon generates robust responses in humans, it frequently stands for a gaggle of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged via imitation, and it usually breaks down boundaries among a number of segments of yankee tradition, akin to those who exist among white and black the United States, or among low and high artwork. The essays contained during this set learn most of these elements of yank icons from a number of views and during a full of life diversity of rhetoric kinds. one of the icons tested the following are:The Alamo Barbie Ray Charles James Dean Ford Mustang Jimi Hendrix Las Vegas Madonna McDonald's Peanuts direction sixty six Superman Viagra Wal-Mart Oprah Winfrey. rapidshare zero

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It is ironic that the Old Order Amish, a religious community that shuns publicity (and actively discourages its members from seeking it), has become a renowned American icon, one that can be used both to depict the integrity of close-knit, rural communities and to illustrate their pitfalls. Historically speaking, this iconic status is a relatively recent phenomenon; despite a history that reaches back 300 years, the Amish have been renowned cultural icons only since the mid-twentieth century. The process by which the Amish achieved their iconic status as hardworking, morally virtuous, frontier-like farmers—in sum, hearty Americans—tells us some things about the Amish.

That is, they meet the needs of the culture but only after advertising creates the needs. ’’ Of all the horrors we can conjure up, smelling bad is, it would seem, or should seem, minor among them. Everyone sweats; everyone smells; and the solution to the problem, if it proves eyewateringly great, is as simple as soap and water. But sweating and stinking are genuinely dreadful to many because they give away the game: that, no matter how much money we make or how nice our manners are, we are in many ways really no better than those foul-smelling lower classes.

The Armory Fair has a closer relation in its origin to contemporary art fairs in hotels. The Armory Fair began when the contemporary art dealers Pat Hearn, Colin McLand, Paul Morris, and Matthew Marks invited select galleries to showcase work in the rooms of Gramercy Park Hotel. The success of this original incarnation of the Armory Fair co-mingles with the jewelry world’s ‘‘trunk shows’’ to spawn the present generation of contemporary events such as -scope and DIVA: Digital and Video Art Fair.

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