miercuri, decembrie 27, 2006

vineri, decembrie 22, 2006

Vrem sa ninga!

...si de-aia l-am rugat pe Saddo sa dea cu piatra in nor, poate ninge un pic.

Felicitari POLIROM!

De Sarbatori, Editura Polirom ofera
Burse de creatie pentru scriitori

Editura Polirom a decis sa acorde in 2007 burse unui numar de trei scriitori. Au fost selectati autori tineri a caror valoare a fost confirmata in ultimii 2-3 ani prin acordarea unor importante premii nationale pentru literatura:

1. Filip Florian (2000 euro)
2. Ioana Bradea (1500 euro)
3. Dan Sociu (1000 euro)

„Este o realitate faptul ca, la noi, spre deosebire de alte tari, scriitorii romani din generatiile mai tinere nu sint sprijiniti din punct de vedere material. Finantarile acordate de AFCN nu merg catre «producatorul» operei literare, ci catre edituri, cel mai adesea sumele fiind ridicole, daca nu chiar sfidatoare, si insotite de procedee birocratice absurde. Prea putine comunitati locale isi pun problema unor programe destinate sprijinirii creatorilor de cultura. Or, este greu de crezut ca vom putea avea mai multe opere literare valoroase atit timp cit autorul lor, scriitorul, nu-si poate dedica timpul si energiile creatiei, adica nu va putea beneficia de un minim statut de profesionist.” (Silviu Lupescu, director general Editura Polirom)

Polirom face apel catre MCC pentru a initia demersurile legislative necesare pentru a crea conditii optime de aplicare a Legii 376/2004, astfel incit si companiile din Romania sa fie stimulate in acordarea de burse de creatie, initiativa ingradita la aceasta ora de prevederile legii 571/2003 (Cod Fiscal), care a redus limita maxima a sponsorizarilor deductibile de la 5% la 0,3% din cifra de afaceri. Totodata, speram ca in viitor si alte companii, institutii ale statului ori private sau consilii locale se vor alatura initiativei noastre si vor prevedea in bugetele lor fonduri destinate acordarii de burse de creatie pentru scriitori. Ar fi, din partea acestora, o „investitie” binevenita despre care avem toata convingerea ca nu o vor regreta.

Sarbatori luminoase,
Oana Boca

Departamentul de Promovare si Relatii cu Presa
Tel. & fax: 021-311.611.3; mobil: 0722.609.478
E-mail: oana.boca@polirom.ro; www.polirom.ro, www.cartearomaneasca.ro

marți, decembrie 19, 2006

Joaca tare!

Play Loud!
Language: English
edited by R. Klanten, M. Vasquez, H. Hellige, S. Ehmann

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that”. Bill Shankly, Liverpool Football Club Manager.

Football (or Soccer as it is called in the US) is unquestionably THE most popular and celebrated sport worldwide. Children start kicking the ball around the streets and playgrounds at a young age, most of them dreaming of becoming charismatic football stars. Every four years, the globe goes football crazy over the most exclusive of competitions, the World Championships…

Family Faces and Variety in Graphic Design
Language: English
edited by R. Klanten, M. Mischler, B. Brumnjak

Creating a range of designs with a recognizable and continual element is a standard requirement well observed by many designers. Serial design can be seen everywhere from magazine covers to posters, letterheads, brochures and CDs to advertising. They need to be recognizable but yet have a fresh appeal every time - this book examines how designers approach the topic and looks at the applications and solutions they use to create a series of designs.

Creating a family face is crucial in order to leave a lasting impression. This is done by enforcing familiarity and producing a general…

Dot Dot Dash!
Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art
Language: English
edited by R. Klanten, M. Huebner

Dot Dot Dash! is brought to you by the editors of Pictoplasma and Pictoplasma 2. Expanding on the widely popular subject of contemporary character design, this definitive volume showcases an up-to-date survey of the personalities and characters that have entered the third dimension.

Vinyl figures, plush dolls, designer toys and action figures can be seen as a new movement in contemporary design, art and popular culture. Interest for these three dimensional toys have surged, drawing on pop culture, graffiti and visual art. The new generation characters appear cute, cuddly and innocuous at first but are often elicit, subversive and political...

Tres Logos
Language: bilingual German/English
edited by R. Klanten, N. Bourquin, T. Geiger

Logo design is one of the most crucial and challenging tasks in graphic design. Seemingly simple, The Logo becomes the indispensable face of companies and conveys the identity and philosophy of brands.

Los Logos and Dos Logos documented this unceasing evolution. Expanding on the previous editions, Tres Logos demonstrates how influences from illustration and street art have become increasingly evident in logo design inspiring ornamental patterns with logos replacing the abstract tag. Additionally, companies are becoming more daring and exploiting their logos to identify their brand…

Object that Dreams
Language: English
by Zoren Gold & Minori

The Tokyo-based photography art duo Zoren Gold and Minori Murakami of Zoren & Minori translate their love for photography and art into spellbinding imagery by exploring free forms of photographic expression.

Their shared interest in ‘pushing the boundaries of photography’ has led them to experiment with combining photography, illustration, collage, graphic design and hand made props resulting in a formula that delights the senses. Zoren & Minori’s strength not only lies in the masterful conception of fantasy worlds depicting sirens in high fashion photo shoots, but also in their creation of sensual, seductive and illusive…

A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design
Language: English
by Anja Lutz, Anna Gerber
edited by A. Lutz, A. Gerber, R. Klanten, H. Hellige

Influences looks at who and what is influencing, provoking, inspiring and informing graphic designers’ working methods and research processes today. Two hundred of the best established and up-and-coming graphic designers around the world were asked about their influences. Their responses reveal the hidden catalysts that motivate and propel designers. The entries show the range of preparatory work and intensive research that forms the backbone of any creative project.

From Charles and Ray Eames to John Cage, teaching to yawning, money to plumbing, Braun Amplifier to the Brannock Devise…

Available titles at Carturesti:
1001 Nights - Ilustrated Fairy Tales from One Thousand and One Nights
All Allure
Andersen - The illustrated fairy tales of hans Christian Andersen
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Dot Dot Dash !- Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art
Illusive - Contemporary Illustration and its Context
INFLUENCES- A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design
Into the nature of Creatures and Wilderness
Introducing: Designs for Making a First Impression
Liber Pictorum. Sketchbook
Life of Buddha
Lingua Grafica. English edition
Lingua Universalis - Global wordless understanding
Lord of Mess (incl. CD-Rom)
Los Logos
Neubau Welt. (incl CD-ROM)
Object That Dreams
ON AIR - The Visual Messages and Global Language of MTV
Pictoplasma 2 - Contemporany Character Design
Play Loud!
POE - Illustrated Tales of Mystery and Imagination
REMASTERED- Fifty-Five Contemporany Artists Revisit Old Masters
Serialize - Family Faces and Variety in Graphic Design
Stickers!...from the first international sticker awards
The Creation- picture from the book of Genesis
The Creation Sketchbook
Tres Logos
Type One (Engl. version)- discipline and progress in typography
The Golden Years of Advertising. DVD-ROM

Mihnea Blidariu | mânia.ro | Silent Strike

Deschis pana tarziu la Carturesti

duminică, decembrie 17, 2006

vineri, decembrie 15, 2006

Ce-ar fi fost daca n-ai fi existat?

„Tot ce pot spera de-acum incolo e ca acest roman crud, ciudat si atit de original sa o impuna, in fine, pe Ana Maria Sandu ca pe o scriitoare de prima mina.”
(Mircea Cartarescu)

„Poeta autentica si foarte personala de pina acum a devenit una dintre cele mai originale si mai interesante prozatoare din literatura noastra de azi.”
(Simona Sora)

vineri, decembrie 08, 2006

Laureen Vonnegut - "Oasis"

vineri, 8 decembrie 2006, 19h
in ceainaria carturesti
(str. arthur verona 13, bucuresti)

un roman de
Laureen Vonnegut

"oasis" este primul roman al lui laureen vonnegut. in 2002 a scris scenariul scurtmetrajului "stuff that bear", filmat si regizat in romania de bruno coppola. selectionat la cannes in 2003, filmul a participat la 70 de festivaluri din intreaga lume si a castigat 15 premii. nu ca lucrul acesta ar fi foarte important, dar laureen este verisoara lui kurt. la carturesti va fi lansata editia americana a romanului.

joi, decembrie 07, 2006

Culegatori de ceai in Imperiul Rus

"Workers, identified by Prokudin-Gorskii as Greeks, pose while harvesting tea from plants spreading over rolling hills near Chakva, on the east coast of the Black Sea. This region of the Russian Empire, in present day Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia, had a significant Greek minority, some families going back many centuries to the Classical and Byzantine eras."

Fotografiile lui Prokudin-Gorskii sunt unele dintre cele mai impresionante imagini color, realizate printr-o tehnica originala, care foloseste filtre RGB (asta intamplandu-se pe la 1910). Au o calitate extraordinara, chiar si astazi. Puteti vedea cateva aici.

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