Monday, May 28, 2012

Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art

From Picasso's Cubism and Duchamp's readymades to Warhol's silkscreens and Smithson's earthworks, the art of the twentieth century broke completely with earlier artistic traditions. A basic change in the market for advanced art produced a heightened demand for innovation, and young conceptual innovators - from Picasso and Duchamp to Rauschenberg and Warhol to Cindy Sherman and Damien Hirst - responded not only by creating dozens of new forms of art, but also by behaving in ways that would have been incomprehensible to their predecessors. Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art presents the first systematic analysis of the reasons for this discontinuity. David W. Galenson, whose earlier research has changed our understanding of creativity, combines social scientific methods with qualitative analysis to produce a fundamentally new interpretation of modern art that will give readers a far deeper appreciation of the art of the past century, and of today, than is available elsewhere.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)


畢加索畫傳

周時奮 著
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……凡是知道畢加索名字的人,絕大多數並不知道他的作品。這是一個太奇特的畫家。他用一生的作品來描述一個畢加索,因為他的所有作品,幾乎就是他自己坦率的自傳,他繪畫的主體始終都是他自己、他的情人、他的朋友、他的崇拜者,總之,這一切構成了畢加索的精美細膩而又傷感的個人世界。因此不了解畢加索奇特的經歷,確實無法理解他的作品。

畢加索的目光是質詢,是以一個陌生者的目光對著一個異已世界的深深質詢。在這種質詢中,有著懷疑、驚奇和深藏的驚恐,並且把這樣的驚奇與驚恐一併傳遞給我們。畢加索以他開創的立體主義繪畫聞名於世,然而,他並不僅僅是一位立體主義畫家,他始終隨著他自己的時代,從立體主義轉向新古典主義,又轉向超現實主義、表現主義,幾乎在他涉足的每一個美術流派領域裡,他都取得了輝煌的成就。

(摘錄自amazon.cn)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Self-promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead

Nancy Ancowitz
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All too often, introverts get passed over for job offers and promotions while their more extroverted colleagues get all of the recognition. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
In Self-Promotion for Introverts, business communication coach and intrepid introvert Nancy Ancowitz helps introverts tap into their quiet strengths, articulate their accomplishments, and launch an action plan for gaining career advancement. You will learn how to:
• Promote yourself without bragging— when networking, on job interviews, and at work
• Use your quiet gifts (writing, researching, and listening) to your advantage
• Be a commanding presenter, despite your quieter nature
• Formulate your best plans, set goals, take action— and even find a better job
• Featuring exclusive advice from Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black, and marketing guru Seth Godin, Self-Promotion for Introverts helps you progress inward, outward, and onward.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)



烏合之眾: 大眾心理硏究 (The Crowd)

古斯塔夫. 勒龐 (Gustave Le Bon)
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本書是一本當之無愧的名著,他極為精致地描述了集體心態,是在社會心理學領域已經寫出的著作中,最有影響者。本書還具有持久的影響力,是群體行為的研究者不可不讀的文獻。

勒龐認為,現代生活逐漸以群體的聚合為特征。在《烏合之眾》一書中,他指出,個人一旦進入群體中,他的個性使湮沒了,群體的思想佔據統治地位;而群體的行為表現為無異議、情緒化和低智商。


本書共三卷,包括群體心理;群體的意見與信念;不同群體的分類及其特點。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story

Jerry Weissman
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Thirty million presentations will be given today. Millions will fail. Millions more will be received with yawns. A rare few will establish the most profound connection, in which presenter and audience understand each other perfectly…discover common ground… and, together, decide to act.

In this fully updated edition, Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 presentation consultant, shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences...and move them to action! He teaches presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all and tell compelling stories that focus on what’s in it for the audience.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


心理定向與成功 (Mindset: The New Psychology of Success)

卡羅爾.德韋克 (Carol S. Dweck)
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本書作者通過20多年的心理學研究,發現心理定向對我們整個心理世界產生著重要影響。心理定向分為固定型心理定向和發展型心理定向,兩種心理定向在童年期和成年期就逐步顯現出來,並在我們確立人生目標、處理工作和人際關系、培養孩子及發揮自己的潛能等諸多方面起著完全不同的作用。

作者詳細闡述了怎樣利用成長型心理定向,在音樂、文學、科學、體育、商業等領域,獲得卓越成就以及在我們生命的不同階段,怎樣改變自己的心理定向,獲取成功。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Innovating Women: Contributions to Technological Advancement

Edited by Pooran Wynarczyk, Susan Marlow
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This book focuses on the challenges facing women who seek to create innovative entrepreneurial ventures, whilst also celebrating their scientific activities and contribution to technological advancement, society and economic development as a whole. It investigates and demonstrates the innovative and inventive achievements of women in the knowledge based society. It is almost universally accepted that scientific activities and discoveries are the most important sources of productivity growth and increased material welfare. Throughout history, women have been making significant contributions to scientific discoveries, innovation and inventions. However, they do not feature prominently in the inventive and innovative literatures except as exceptional examples. Current literature on scientific activities and discoveries, various facets of R&D or the management of technological change and scientific activities tends to ignore the gender dimension. This book seeks to redress this balance and contribute to current research and debate.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

孩子你慢慢來

龍應台 著
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「誰能告訴我做女性和做個人之間怎麼平衡?我愛極了做母親,只要把孩子的頭放在我胸口,就能使我覺得幸福。可是我也是個需要極大的內在空間的個人……女性主義者,如果你不曾體驗過生養的喜悅和痛苦,你究竟能告訴我些什麼呢?」——龍應台

……做為華人世界最有影響力的一枝筆,龍應台的文章有著不讓鬚眉的開闊豪氣,然而讀過《孩子,你慢慢來》的讀者更要歎服她的文字裡蘊含能量深情的一面。這本書是龍應台作為一個母親的真實心聲,赤裸表達她個人與母職衝突的當時心境,熱切傳達出她對生命起步最樸質的愛,對母親這個角色的重新擁抱。這本書不是對母職傳統的歌頌,它是真正熱愛生命的作家才能寫出的生活散文。

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