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

By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

ISBN-10: 0275984214

ISBN-13: 9780275984212

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ISBN-13: 9780275984304

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ISBN-13: 9780275984311

;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, areas, 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 folks, locations, 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 love, forget about, or deplore them, all of them impression our tradition, and colour the way in which the United States is perceived by way of the realm. This A-to-Z selection of essays explores a couple of hundred humans, locations, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose concepts are accrued during this targeted three-volume set study 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 components of our tradition, together with legislation, paintings, nutrition, faith, and technology. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a different source for college students of yank historical past and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings learn what it capability whilst anything is classified as an "icon." What universal good points do the folks, locations, and issues we deem to be iconic percentage? to start with, an icon generates powerful responses in humans, it frequently stands for a bunch of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged via imitation, and it frequently breaks down limitations among a variety of segments of yankee tradition, reminiscent of those who exist among white and black the USA, or among low and high paintings. The essays contained during this set research these kind of elements of yankee icons from a number of views and during a full of life variety 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 path sixty six Superman Viagra Wal-Mart Oprah Winfrey. rapidshare zero

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