A revealing study into the relationship between psychology and the arts. Anton Ehrenzweig's tour de force describes nothing less than the psychology of artistic creativity. Focusing on the visual arts and music, he shows that, in addition to conscious, intellectual critical powers, both the child and the creative artist rely on an unconscious, intuitive critical process to give shape to their view of the world.
"When a string of high-profile kidnappings in Washington, D.C. escalate upon the discovery that the victims are being murdered, an eventual ransom demand triggers terror throughout the country. By the best-selling author of Blowback. 650,000 first printing."
Release on 2016-03-23 | by Donatella della Porta,Alberto Vannucci
An Institutional Approach
Author: Donatella della Porta,Alberto Vannucci
Category: Political Science
When corruption is exposed, unknown aspects are revealed which allow us to better understand its structures and informal norms. This book investigates the hidden order of corruption, looking at the invisible codes and mechanisms that govern and stabilize the links between corrupters and corruptees. Concentrating mainly on democratic regimes, this book uses a wide range of documentation, including media and judicial sources from Italy and other countries, to locate the internal equilibria and dynamics of corruption in a broad and comparative perspective. It also analyses the Transparency International Annual Reports and the daily survey of international news to present evidence on specific cases of corruption within an institutional theory framework.
In this thesis, the author investigates hidden-order phase transition at T0 = 17.5 K in the heavy-fermion URu2Si2. The four-fold rotational symmetry breaking in the hidden order phase, which imposes a strong constraint on the theoretical model, is observed through the magnetic torque measurement. The translationally invariant phase with broken rotational symmetry is interpreted as meaning that the hidden-order phase is an electronic “nematic” phase. The observation of such nematicity in URu2Si2 indicates a ubiquitous nature among the strongly correlated electron systems. The author also studies the superconducting state of URu2Si2 below Tc = 1.4 K, which coexists with the hidden-order phase. A peculiar vortex penetration in the superconducting state is found, which may be related to the rotational symmetry breaking in the hidden-order phase. The author also identifies a vortex lattice melting transition. This transport study provides essential clues to the underlying issue of quasiparticle dynamics as to whether a quasiparticle Bloch state is realized in the periodic vortex lattice.
An economist and author of Price Theory explains how the fundamental principles of economics can be used to understand marriage, children, crime, war, and other important aspects of modern life. 20,000 first printing.
Why do we need war and cancer and fights with our parents? What's wrong with sunscreen and holidays and trying to think positive? Get ready to see the world in a whole new light! Inspired by the success of her goal-setting and visualising efforts of last year, Natalie is determined to keep the Mastery Club going, but the challenges are stacking up: Nina has returned to her country life and home education, Clare is starting at a new school where she doesn't know anyone, Billy looks like he's about to give up on the Club to get serious about sport, and Sandy, as usual, is ready to argue with every one of Nina's crazy but beautiful ideas. Not only that but Natalie is being asked to take on her scariest challenge ever, someone she loves is sick, her own body is changing, her long-awaited overseas holiday isn't exactly as expected - and who is the dark stranger? Whether your goal is world peace, to win a mountain biking championship, or something as small as a mouse, The Hidden Order is full of different and very powerful approaches to a life philosophy that has so far been the domain of only the most enlightened masters... unless you're an 'Order Detective'... Are you ready to have your ideas turned upside down?