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Museum of Art (Nueva York)
Now (April 2011)
Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the
Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918
February 4–June 1, 2011
Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim:
Found in Translation
February 11–May 1, 2011
Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection,
February 26–September 11, 2011
Kandinsky at the Bauhaus, 1922–1933
Collection on View
Paintings & Painters.
Styles of Painting
Impressionism to Pop art
British Museum (England)
The British Museum in London is one of the world's
greatest museums of human history and culture. Its collections, which number
more than 13 million objects from all continents, illustrate and document the
story of human culture from its beginning to the present. The British Museum was
established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and
scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January
1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury
Louvre Museum (France)
The Louvre Museum in Paris, France, is the most
visited and one of the oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and
museums in the world. The Louvre has a long history of artistic and historic
conservation, inaugurated in the Capetian dynasty until today. The building was
previously a royal place and is famous for holding several of the world's most
beautiful works of art, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, The Virgin and
Child with St. Anne, Madonna of the Rocks, and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de
Milo. Located in the centre of the city of Paris.
New York Skyline (USA)
New York City is a city in the southern area of
the state of New York. It is the most populous city in the United States of
America. New York City is an important economic center, with its business,
finance, trading, law, and media organizations influential around the globe.
The city is also an important cultural center, with many museums, galleries, and
performance venues. Home of the United Nations, the city is a hub for
St Peter's Basilica (Vatican City)
The Basilica of Saint Petrus, officially known in
Italian as the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano and coloquially called Saint
Peter's Basilica, is one of four major basilicas of Rome. It is the most
prominent building inside the Vatican City. Its dome is also a dominant feature
of the Roman skyline. Saint Peter's is also incidentally the patriarchal
basilica of Constantinople whereas the Lateran Basilica is the patriarchal
basilica of Rome. Possibly the largest church building in Christianity.
St. Mark's Basilica (Italy)
St Mark's Basilica, the cathedral of Venice, is
the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of
Byzantine architecture. It lies on St Mark's Square, adjacent and connected to
the Doge's Palace and has been the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop
of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice since 1807.
Uffizi Gallery (Italy)
The Uffizi Gallery is housed in the Palazzo degli
Uffizi, a palazzo in Florence, Italy, housing one of the oldest and most famous
art museums in the world. Today the Uffizi is one of the most popular tourist
attractions of Florence. In high season (particularly in July), waiting times
can be up to five hours. Visitors who reserve a ticket in advance have a
substantially shorter wait.
Sent by Ricardo L. Plaul, Argentina
need 'a global movement to defend Mother Earth'
Statement from the People’s Movement Assembly on Food Sovereignty
European authorities taking advantage of "crisis" to enact regressive "reforms"
Source of Wars
- America Norte:
NAFTA & Political Economy of Immigration
- America Latina, EE.UU:
Life Imitates Art: That Completes My Argument
Farming takes environmental toll
Indigenous groups demand plurinational state
Obama, who's in charge in the United States?
Washington Still Has Problems With Democracy in Latin América
- Costa Rica,EE.UU:
are Marines Disembarking in Costa Rica?
months later, the situation has not improved
(Wooldy Edson Louidor)
How social equality influence economic growth: Lessons from East Asia and Latin
America, por Xuhua Zhang.
Al estudiar la distribución de renta se concluye que el grado de desigualdad
social no es significativamente mayor en Latinoamérica que en Asia Oriental. Se
analiza cómo las características de la desigualdad social afectan al desarrollo
económico en múltiples aspectos.
Alexandria and her Schools by Charles Kingsley
[...] only by understanding
what has happened, can we understand what will happen; only by
understanding history, can we understand prophecy; and that not merely
by picking out--too often arbitrarily and unfairly--a few names and
dates from the records of all the ages, but by trying to discover its
organic laws, and the causes which produce in nations, creeds, and
systems, health and disease, growth, change, decay and death
Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
Propagandism is not, as some suppose, a "trade," because
nobody will follow a "trade" at which you may work with
the industry of a slave and die with the reputation of a
mendicant. The motives of any persons to pursue such a
profession must be different from those of trade, deeper
than pride, and stronger than interest. (GEORGE JACOB HOLYOAKE).
Ancient China Simplified by Edward Harper Parker
Boswell once remarked to Dr. Johnson that "the history of England
is so strange that, if it were not well vouched as it is, it would
be hardly credible." To which Johnson replied in his usual style:
"Sir, if it were told as shortly, and with as little preparation
for introducing the different events, as the history of the Jewish
kings, it would be equally liable to objections of improbability."
Ancient Poems, Ballads and Songs of England by Robert Bell
He who, in travelling through the rural districts of England, has
made the road-side inn his resting-place, who has visited the lowly
dwellings of the villagers and yeomanry, and been present at their
feasts and festivals, must have observed that there are certain old
poems, ballads, and songs, which are favourites with the masses,
and have been said and sung from generation to generation.
Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw
A jungle path. A lion's roar, a melancholy suffering roar, comes
from the jungle. It is repeated nearer. The lion limps from the
jungle on three legs, holding up his right forepaw, in which a
huge thorn sticks. He sits down and contemplates it. He licks it.
He shakes it. He tries to extract it by scraping it along the
ground, and hurts himself worse. He roars piteously. He licks it
again. Tears drop from his eyes. He limps painfully off the path
and lies down under the trees, exhausted with pain. Heaving a
long sigh, like wind in a trombone, he goes to sleep.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Originally compiled on the orders of King Alfred the Great,
approximately A.D. 890, and subsequently maintained and added to
by generations of anonymous scribes until the middle of the 12th
Century. The original language is Anglo-Saxon (Old English), but
later entries are essentially Middle English in tone.
Translation by Rev. James Ingram (London, 1823), with additional
readings from the translation of Dr. J.A. Giles (London, 1847).
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in
its own way.
Everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys' house. The wife
had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with
a French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she
had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in
the same house with him.
The Antiquary, Complete by Sir Walter Scott
The present work completes a series of fictitious narratives, intended to
illustrate the manners of Scotland at three different periods. _Waverley_embraced the age of our fathers, _Guy Mannering_ that of our own youth,
and the _Antiquary_ refers to the last ten years of the eighteenth
century. I have, in the two last narratives especially, sought my
principal personages in the class of society who are the last to feel the
influence of that general polish which assimilates to each other the
manners of different nations
The Arabian Nights Entertainments Complete by Anon.
The exact origin of the Tales, which appear in the Arabic as "The
Thousand and One Nights," is unknown. The Caliph Haroon al
Rusheed, who, figures in so lifelike a manner in many of the
stories, was a contemporary of the Emperor Charlemagne, and there
is internal evidence that the collection was made in the Arabic
language about the end of the tenth century.
Architecture and Democracy by Claude Fayette Bragdon
This book can lay no claim to unity of theme, since its subjects range
from skyscrapers to symbols and soul states; but the author claims for
it nevertheless a unity of point of view, and one (correct or not) so
comprehensive as to include in one synthesis every subject dealt
with. For according to that point of view, a skyscraper is only a
symbol--and of what? A condition of consciousness, that is, a state of
the soul. Democracy even, we are beginning to discover, is a condition
of consciousness too.
The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition
by Louis Christian Mullgardt
nternational Expositions are independent kingdoms in their corporate
relation with other countries of the world. They are phantom kingdoms
wherein the people do everything but sleep. They germinate and grow with
phenomenal energy. Their existence is established without conquest and
their magic growth is similar to the mushroom and the moonflower; they
vanish like setting suns in their own radiance. Thousands of neophytes
of every race, creed and color come with willing hearts and hands to do
homage and bear manna to nourish the sinews of a phantom kingdom.
Are Women People? by Alice Duer Miller
Father, what is a Legislature?
A representative body elected by the people of the state.
Are women people?
No, my son, criminals, lunatics and women are not people.
Do legislators legislate for nothing?
Oh, no; they are paid a salary.
By the people.
Are women people?
Of course, my son, just as much as men are.
Areopagitica by John Milton
A SPEECH FOR THE LIBERTY OF UNLICENSED PRINTING
TO THE PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND
This is true liberty, when free-born men,
Having to advise the public, may speak free,Which he who can, and will, deserves high praise;
Who neither can, nor will, may hold his peace:
What can be juster in a state than this?
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The work, a portion of which is now presented to the reader, has
occupied me many years--though often interrupted in its progress,
either by more active employment, or by literary undertakings of a
character more seductive. These volumes were not only written, but
actually in the hands of the publisher before the appearance, and
even, I believe, before the announcement of the first volume of Mr.
Thirlwall's History of Greece, or I might have declined going over any
portion of the ground cultivated by that distinguished scholar .
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
Edited by his Son,
My father's autobiographical recollections, given in the present
chapter, were written for his children,--and written without any
thought that they would ever be published. To many this may seem
an impossibility; but those who knew my father will understand
how it was not only possible, but natural.
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini
AMONG the vast number of men who have thought fit to write down the
history of their own lives, three or four have achieved masterpieces
which stand out preeminently: Saint Augustine in his “Confessions,”
Samuel Pepys in his “Diary,” Rousseau in his “Confessions.” It is among
these extraordinary documents, and unsurpassed by any of them, that the
autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini takes its place
makes a great teacher?
proclamation that the Tories will be "brazenly elitist" about the calibre of
candidates entering the teaching profession betrays the fact that he doesn't
know anything about teaching. As a teacher in various comprehensives for the
past 20 years, I have seen many good teachers, and some, it's true, fit the
stereotype that Cameron wants to impose: graduates with good degrees from so-called
Freedom of choice
Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of
choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more
paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
site is one of the leading examples of how artefacts from the ancient world can
be brought onto the "information uperhighway."
A new Chapter on the understanding of the moon
NASA today opened a new chapter in our understanding of the moon. Preliminary
data from the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS,
indicates that the mission successfully uncovered water during the Oct. 9, 2009
impacts into the permanently shadowed region of Cabeus cater near the moon’s
Planets, Great Wall and Solar Eclipse
skyscape was recorded during the
total solar eclipse. The Moon's silhouette surrounded by a glistening solar
corona hangs above the Jiayuguan Fort along the western edge of
the Great Wall
of China. Lined-up along the
plane, all the planets of the inner solar system, Mercury, Venus, Mars, (and
Earth!) can also be seen along with
bright star Regulus, as the
Moon's shadow tracks
across the landscape.
Forum Romanum Proyect
is a collaborative project among scholars, teachers, and students with the broad
purpose of bringing classical scholarship out of college libraries and into a
more accessible, online medium.
end, Forum Romanum actively contributes to the body of information available
online, publishing texts, translations, articles, and other pedagogical
resources. We also make a point of highlighting important materials that are
available elsewhere, in order to present a real picture of the state of
Maintained by David Camden.
Ancient World mapping Center
World Mapping Center exists to promote cartography and geographic information
science as essential disciplines within the field of ancient studies. The staff
and affiliates of the Center work to advance the study of the ancient world
through innovative and collaborative research, teaching, and community outreach
activities using cartography, geographic information science, and historical
Time line. Excellent
gives scholars, students and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create
and share historical geographic information about the Greek and Roman World in
Get information about ancient places .
Pleiades is a
joint project of the
Ancient World Mapping Center, the
Stoa Consortium and the
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. It
is supported by its institutional partners, and by the U.S.
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Jesus Through the Centuries
"In much of
North America and Europe, the younger generations have little knowledge of the
central figure in the formation of Western culture. They know little of the way
Jesus, his person and teaching, and the way he has been understood, has shaped
and reshaped so many key developments in art, science, politics, ideas, society,
and culture. Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries offers a modest
opportunity to glimpse and consider this tap-root of culture and civilization."
This site is an online exhibit of images of Jesus, related to Jaroslav Pelikan's
works on changing historical perceptions of Christ. Maintained by the Provincial
Museum of Alberta.
"A free site
on the World Wide Web since 1996, the Blake Archive was conceived as an
international public resource that would provide unified access to major works
of visual and literary art that are highly disparate, widely dispersed, and more
and more often severely restricted as a result of their value, rarity, and
number of contributors, currently eight American and British institutions and a
major private collector, have given the Archive permission to include thousands
of Blake's images and texts without fees. At this writing the Archive contains
fully searchable and scalable electronic editions of 27 copies of 16 of Blake's
works in the context of full, up-to-date bibliographic information about each
image, scrupulous "diplomatic" transcriptions of all texts, detailed
descriptions of all images, and extensive bibliographies."
Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
"The John C.
and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
contains nearly 300,000 original color slides and black and white and color
photographs of art and architecture throughout Asia. Countries covered in the
collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal,
Myanmar (Burma), China, and Japan. Works range from approximately 2500
B.C.E. to the present, and documentation includes contemporary religious
activities in various parts of Asia. The Archive documents the art and
architecture of these countries in situ, as well as works of art found in most
major Asian, European, and American museums. This broad, yet detailed,
collection contains predominantly Buddhist material, but also includes Hindu,
Jain, Islamic, and other works."
Museums are one of the most famous and renowned cultural institutions of the
Holy See. They are known everywhere because of the masterpieces which the Roman
Pontiffs have commissioned, collected and preserved during the ages. Together
with the immense heritage of movable works of art, sculptures and paintings,
which are displayed in the galleries, the itineraries of the Vatican Museums
include the most important and artistically significant rooms of the Vatican
Apostolic Palace, such as the 'Cappella Niccolina' with paintings by Beato
Angelico, the 'Appartamento Borgia' with decorations by Pinturicchio, the 'Stanze'
painted by Raphael and, of course, the Sistine Chapel with frescoes by
Michelangelo as well as the most important 15th century masters from Umbria and
Virginia Library Digital Collections
UVA is one of
the major pioneers in the world of electronic texts. It archives thousands of
texts in a wide variety of languages and subjects, many of which are freely
Early Modern Texts
versions of some classics of early modern philosophy, prepared with a view to
making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines,
and lines of thought." This site includes texts by: Bacon, Berkeley, Descartes,
Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Leibniz, Locke, Malebranche, Mill, Reid, and Spinoza.
Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
James Fieser (University of Tennessee at Martin), the Internet Encyclopedia of
Philosophy is a growing collection of articles on many figures and topics; it
seeks contributions from professional philosophers.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Edward N. Zalta (Stanford University), the Stanford Encyclopedia is a 'dynamic'
encyclopedia of philosophy that is responsive to new research -- authors have
ftp access to their entries to keep them up-to-date and a select Board of
Editors monitors and referees all entries and updates.
Confessions of Augustine: An Electronic Edition
offers the text of the Confessions in Latin, with extensive critical commentary
by Prof. James O'Donnell. For advanced students.
Wittenberg is home to works by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans. Here
you will find all manner of texts from short quotations to commentaries, hymns
to statements of faith, theological treatises to biographies, and links to other
places where words and images from the history of Lutheranism live." Maintained
by the Rev. Bob Smith.
Wesley Center for Applied Theology
Northwest Nazarene College. Includes electronic versions of many works by John
Wesley and other Holiness Tradition authors.
John Paul II
John Paul II:
The Millenial Pope
This web site
outlines the contents of a public television documentary on Pope John Paul II,
Papal Encyclicals Online
"Your guide to
online Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church." This site
offers a very extensive collection of links to texts published by Roman Catholic
Popes and Church Councils.
Lawrence M. Hinman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. An
extensive gathering of links in various theoretical and applied categories.
Making of America
America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history
from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is
particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American
history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection
and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a
major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical
texts." Maintained at the University of Michigan.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
organized by the Library of Congress, which tells the story of religion in
America from the time of the first white settlers to c.1840.
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to the
preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history,
and arts of Native Americans. Established by an Act of Congress in 1989, the
museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere
to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs,
encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.
The museum's collections span more than 10,000 years of Native heritage, from
ancient stone Clovis points to modern silkscreen prints. About 70 percent of the
one million objects in the collections represent cultures in the United States
and Canada; 30 percent represent cultures in Mexico and Central and South
Perspective on the world of Jesus
Into His Own:
Perspective on the World of Jesus
offers a wealth of information about the social, political, and historical
context in which Jesus and the early Christians lived.
Mahlon Smith at Rutgers University.
Interdisciplinary Encyclopaedia of Religion and Science
Religion and Science
Interdisciplinary Encyclopaedia is intended to provide new scholarly articles in
the rapidly-growing international field of Religion and Science. These articles
were written primarily by European authors and are available here for the first
time in English translation. They offer a unique window into the approaches and
perspectives of the European community towards what has become a field of
immense cultural significance throughout the world. Each article provides a very
readable and comprehensive summary of what is currently being discussed in
religion and science on a specific topic as well as how these topics were
primarily from a Roman Catholic point of view.
D. Anthony Storm's Commentary on Kierkegaard
"This web site
is primarily devoted to developing an online commentary on the writings of the
nineteenth century existentialist philosopher Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. Also
provided are an introduction to Kierkegaard's method of authorship (including a
secondary essay) and a Primer on Kierkegaardian Motifs, which serves as an
introduction to his thought. Other resources include a brief biography of his
life, a chronology, a bibliography, images, and links." A very well organized
and thorough site.
Rome in the Year 320
presents visitors with a 3-D tour through what Rome probably looked like in the
exploration into the richness, the complexities and the controversies of the
Mormons' story as told through interviews with members of the church, leading
writers and historians, and supporters and critics of the Mormon faith." A PBS
documentary web site.