Celebrates the extraordinary 1944-45 exhibition ´The Imagery of Chess´. A virtual ´who´s-who´ of artists such as Man Ray and Isamu Noguchi were asked to redesign the standard chess set or otherwise explore chess imagery and its symbolism. The results are catalogued here.
This book offers the first full-length study of the chess structures, motifs, and imagery in William Faulkners Knights Gambit . Wainwright looks at the importance of chess as a literary device and examines the structural analogy drawn between the game and linguistics by Ferdinand de Saussure.
Instrumentation : PfThe recently re-discovered ´Chess Pieces´ by John Cage is a work unique to Cage´s oeuvre and indeed to twentieth-century music and art. In 1944, Cage created the painting, ´Chess Pieces´, specifically for ´The Imagery of Chess´ exhibition at the Julien Lev y Gallery in New York, a ground-breaking event organized by Levy, Max Ernst and marcel Duchamp during the winter of 1944-45. ´Chess Pieces stands at the confluences of John Cage´s three primary life-long interests: music, visual arts and chess.´ Margaret Leng Tan
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of childrens literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), generally categorized as literary nonsense. It is the sequel to Alices Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Although it makes no reference to the events in the earlier book, the themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May, on Alices birthday (May 4), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on November 4 (the day before Guy Fawkes Night), uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on.
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alices Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on 4 November (the day before Guy Fawkes Night), uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on. Short Summary: Alice is playing with a white kitten (whom she calls Snowdrop) and a black kitten (whom she calls Kitty)-the offspring of Dinah, Alices cat in Alices Adventures in Wonderland-when she ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirrors reflection. Climbing up on the fireplace mantel, she pokes at the wall-hung mirror behind the fireplace and discovers, to her surprise, that she is able to step through it to an alternative world. In this reflected version of her own house, she finds a book with looking-glass poetry, Jabberwocky, whose reversed printing she can read only by holding it up to the mirror. She also observes that the chess pieces have come to life, though they remain small enough for her to pick up. Upon leaving the house (where it had been a cold, snowy night), she enters a sunny spring garden where the flowers have the power of human speech; they perceive Alice as being a flower that can move about. Elsewhere in the garden, Alice meets the Red Queen, who is now human-sized, and who impresses Alice with her ability to run at breathtaking speeds. This is a reference to the chess rule that queens are able to move any number of vacant squares at once, in any direction, which makes them the most agile of pieces. The Red Queen reveals to Alice that the entire countryside is laid out in squares, like a gigantic chessboard, and offers to make Alice a queen if she can move all the way to the eighth rank/row in a chess match. This is a reference to the chess rule of Promotion. Alice is placed in the second rank as one of the White Queens pawns, and begins her journey across the chessboard by boarding a train that literally jumps over the third row and directly into the fourth rank, thus acting on the rule that pawns can advance two spaces on their first move.
In this hour, Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pair of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand. Next, commentator Erika Monroe-Kane reflects on the appeal of driving really fast.Then, Kate Sekules is the author of The Boxer’s Heart: How I Fell in Love with the Ring, and a former professional boxer. She tells Anne Strainchamps how she got into the sport, why she enjoyed getting really strong, and how she coped with her anger during bouts. She still thinks there’s a lot to admire in women’s boxing.After that, Melissa Joulwan is the author of Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. And she ought to know. Joulwan plays for a roller derby team under the name ´´Melicious.´´ She tells Anne Strainchamps why the sport´s enjoying a renaissance, and why most of the players are feminists who enjoy playing with the sexual and warrior imagery.Following that, Tina Bertoni provides a commentary on what it was like to hunt a bear.Next, Kim Hiss tells Anne Strainchamps about her first hunt. Kim Hiss is an Associate Editor for Field and Stream Magazine and blogs as Huntress.And finally, Jennifer Shahade is the author of Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport. She tells Anne Strainchamps where the title of her book came from. Obviously the word ´´bitch” occurs throughout this interview but always in reference to the book title. It is never used as profanity. [Broadcast Date: August 3, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120803de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2015/Sundazed) 12 tracks. Wayne Cochran! The exclamation point is there for a reason. Known as ´The White Knight of Soul,´ Cochran was flamboyant in both voice and attire. Crowned by a swooping white pompadour, he held back nothing on stage. His performance style was very reminiscent of fellow Georgia native Little Richard Penniman. Like Penniman, music led Cochran to his current career as a minister. Anyone who’s ever witnessed a fire-and-brimstone southern gospel service can see the connection between gospel’s passion and r&b’s groove. Issued by Chess Records in 1967, Wayne Cochran! captured the outrageous energy of his live show within the album’s grooves. This explosive collection of songs proved that Cochran deserved to share the label home of r&b greats like Etta James, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. Rather than a traditional artist portrait, the front cover features an outline of his white pompadour against a black background. Simple and direct, it stood in stark relief against the sea of day-glo, psychedelic imagery of the day. To put it another way, the cover art clearly conveyed that this album was all killer, no filler. The original mono version of this LP is incredibly rare and changes hands for princely sums. However, there is no need to empty the savings account now that Sundazed Music has prepared a righteous reissue, in glorious mono! Sourced from the original analog master tapes, this Sundazed edition is 180gm of concentrated soul. Just add a turntable and watch the party spring to life!