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Silenced Rivers : The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams

Author: Patrick McCully

 
Entirely updated in the light of the recent World Commission on Dams Report, and responding to it, this new edition of Patrick McCully's now classic study shows why large dams have become such a controversial technology in both industrialized and developing countries. The book explains the history and politics of dam building worldwide and shows why large dams have become so controversial. It details the ecological and human impacts of large dams, and shows how the 'national interest' argument is used to legitimize uneconomic and unjust projects which benefit elites while impoverishing tens of millions, describes the technical, safety and economic problems of dam technology, the structure of the international dam-building industry, and the role played by international banks and aid agencies.

It tells the story of the rapid growth of the international anti-dam movement, and recounts some of the most important anti-dam campaigns around the world. McCully shows how the dam lobby and governments have reacted to criticism by cosmetic 'greening' of the dam-building process, and through state repression outlines the alternatives to dams, and argues that their replacement by less destructive alternatives requires the opening up of the industry's practices to public scrutiny.


About Patrick McCully

Patrick McCully is campaigns director of the California-based International Rivers Network. He is also an associate editor of The Ecologist and a contributing writer for Multinational Monitor. Since 1992 he has worked with activists in India opposing the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River. He is co-author of two books, Imperilled Planet (1990) and The Road to Rio: An NGO Action Guide to the Earth Summit (1992).



    Publisher ZED BOOKS LTD
    Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
    Language English
    ISBN10 1856499022
    ISBN13 9781856499026
 

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Rp. 70.000

Budi Irawanto

Film, Ideologi, dan Militer

 

Melalui sinema yang diklaim sebagai "film sejarah" rezim Orde Baru mengkonstruksikan format relasi sipil-militer, memberi legitimasi historis yang mungkin artifisial terhadap dwifungsi ABRI serta memperkuat cengkeraman kekuasaan Soeharto dengan penonjolan-penonjolan perannya semasa revolusi fisik 1945-1949.

Buku ini berisikan kajian semiotik atas tiga " film sejarah" yakni Enam Djam di Jogja, Janur Kuning, dan Serangan fajar. Dari ketiga film tersebut akan terlihat betapa media film sangat efektifuntuk membangun citra bagi kekuasaan. Peran militer dilukiskan begitu ideal dalam menjalin hubungan dengan masyarakat sipil, justru ketika secara mencolok terjadi marjinalisasi peran kaum sipil (baik rakyat jelata maupun para diplomat yang berjuang di meja perundingan) dalam proses mempertahankan kemerdekaan.

Suatu "hiperbolisasi sejarah" bisa dilakukan melalui media film. Namun sebuah teks sejarah akan diuji oleh sejarah itu sendiri. sejarah yang hiperbolistidak lebih dari sebaris teks advertensi kekuasaan yang kosong tanpa isi.

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Rp. 65.000

John Snelson

Andrew Lloyd Webber (Yale Broadway Masters Series)

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the most famous―and most controversial―composer of musical theater alive today. Hundreds of millions of people have seen his musicals, which include Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard. Even more know his songs.

Lloyd Webber’s many awards include seven Tonys and three Grammys―but he has nonetheless been the subject of greater critical vitriol than any of his artistic peers. Why have both the man and his work provoked such extreme responses? Does he challenge his audiences, or merely recycle the comfortable and familiar? Over three decades, how has Lloyd Webber changed fundamentally what a musical can be?

In this sustained examination of Lloyd Webber’s creative career, the music scholar John Snelson explores the vast range of influences that have informed Lloyd Webber’s work, from film, rock, and pop music to Lloyd Webber’s own life story. This rigorous and sympathetic survey will be essential reading for anyone interested in Lloyd Webber’s musicals and the world of modern musical theater that he has been so instrumental in shaping.

 

About the Author

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Rp. 140.000

Benny Yohanes

Metode Kritik Teater: Teori, Konsep dan Aplikasi

 

Buku kritik teater Indonesia yang ditulis orang Indonesia sendiri jumlahnya bisa dihitung dengan jari sebelah tangan. Buku ini hadir di tengah kelangkaan itu dan jadi buku kritik teater pertama yang menautkan wilayah teori, konsep dan aplikasi kritik teater. Ditulis oleh BenJon, seorang aktor, sutradara, kritikus, penulis lakon dan akademisi teater yang karya-karyanya dikenal mengeksplorasi kerumitan, kegelapan, kemeriahan, tabu, keanehan, ketaklaziman, kekerasan, seksualitas, kejijikan. Buku tebal ini terdiri dari 5 bab: (1) Teori Kritik Teater; (2) Orientasi Kritik Teater; (3) Kritik dan Riset; (4) Kritik dan Retrospeksi; serta (5) Kritik dan Diskursus. Disertai berjubel contoh tulisan kritik, buku ini bukan sekadar buku tentang metode kritik, tapi sekaligus jadi kritik itu sendiri bagi teater Indonesia. Membaca buku ini—di samping menelusuri logika unik penulisnya—adalah kembara ke narasi-narasi analitis peristiwa teater Indonesia, dengan bahasa kritik seorang kritikus akademis yang—mesti diakui—memang ulung.

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Rp. 121.000

Afrizal Malna

Teks-Cacat di Luar Tubuh Aktor: Kumpulan Naskah Teater

 

Aku adalah metafora yang gagal merumuskan kenyataan. Gagal
berhubungan dengan kalimat-kalimat yang sering kau gunakan.
Lindungilah aku dari nafsu menciptakan makna,
agar manusia tetap dihormati di muka bumi ini.

--Bagian-bagian Sampah (dan) Hormat ~Hal. 56

Buku ini memuat 16 naskah teater karya Afrizal Malna semenjak masa Teater Sae hingga 2012, termasuk empat naskah saduran. Bagi Anda yang terbiasa dengan bentuk konvensional teks lakon teater atau naskah drama, yang dicirikan dengan adanya hauptext dan nebentext, sebaiknya enyahkan dulu cekokan bentuk itu dari kepala, atau mencoba mengekstrasinya menjadi murni teks. Ya, teks yang hanya berbicara tentang dirinya sendiri, untuk siapa saja yang berkenan membacanya; bukan teks yang berbicara untuk/via panggung, bukan teks yang casing-nya sudah dirancang pas dengan bentuk panggung. Jika Anda masih mempertahankan cekokan bentuk konvensional itu ketika membaca teks-teks dalam buku ini, maka bersiaplah untuk terlempar-mental ke mana-mana, atau malah Anda yang melemparkan buku ini. 

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Rp. 101.000

Ikun Sri Kuncoro (Penyunting)

Ideologi Teater: Gagasan dan Hasrat Teater Yogyakarta Hari Ini

 

Buku ini adalah ruang kelindan bagi berbagai ide, cita-cita, konsep, metode, kritik, pengalaman, keberhasilan, kegagalan, juga keluh kesah dari para praktisi teater (di) Yogyakarta; jadi potret yang cukup jelas bagi wajah teater yang mereka usung hari ini. Terlepas dari keberadaan kritik dan publikasi di berbagai media, adalah urgen bagi para praktisi teater untuk mengungkapkan, mendefinisikan sekaligus mengarsipkan diri dalam bentuk tulisan, secara terus-menerus. Dan buku ini adalah manifestasi awal bagi urgensi tersebut.

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Rp. 56.000

Ibed Surgana Yuga

Kintir: Sekumpulan Lakon Teater

 

Lakon-lakon teater dalam buku ini terdiri dari dua lakon monolog atau monoplay dan tiga lakon full play. Sebagian besar lakon ditulis untuk kebutuhan pementasan ketika Ibed Surgana Yuga menjadi sutradara pada Seni Teku, Yogyakarta. Salah satu dari lakon-lakon itu adalah Rare Angon yang telah dipentaskan dalam berbagai versi di beberapa kota di Indonesia. Versi terakhirnya dinobatkan sebagai pemenang 5 terbaik dalam Sayembara Penulisan Naskah Drama Nasional I Federasi Teater Indonesia 2008. 
 
Kintir (Anak-anak Mengalir di Sungai) juga mengalami perjalanan yang cukup panjang, terutama dari segi pertunjukannya. Ia telah dipertunjukkan dalam empat kali produksi Seni Teku di Yogyakarta, Solo, Indramayu, Bandung, Jakarta dan Surabaya, 2009-2010. Satu-satunya lakon bergaya realis dalam buku ini adalah Keok. Lakon ini dibacakan dalam Indonesia Dramatic Reading Festival (IDRF) 2010 di Yogyakarta, dan Bandung pada 2011. Lakon ini juga jadi pemenang 5 terbaik dalam Sayembara Penulisan Naskah Drama Nasional I Federasi Teater Indonesia 2011.
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Rp. 41.000

Dan Brockington

Celebrity and the Environment: Fame, Wealth and Power in Conservation

 

Celebrities are lending their name to conservation causes, and conservation itself is growing its own stars to fight and speak for nature. In this timely and essential book, Dan Brockington argues that this alliance grows from the mutually supportive publicity celebrity and conservation causes provide for each other, and more fundamentally, that the flourishing of celebrity and charismatic conservation is part of an ever-closer intertwining of conservation and corporate capitalism. Celebrity promotions, the investments of rich executives, and the wealthy social networks of charismatic conservationists are producing more commodified and commercial conservation strategies; conservation becomes an ever more important means of generating profit.

Celebrity and the Environment provides vital critical analysis of this new phenomena and argues that, ironically, there may be a hidden cost to celebrity power to individual's relationships with the wild. The author argues that whilst wildlife television documentaries flourish, there is a significant decline in visits to national parks in many countries around the world and this is evidence that t a time when conservationists are calling for us to restore our relationships with the wild, many people are doing so simply by following the exploits of celebrity conservationists.

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Rp. 60.000

Lea Vergine

Art on the Cutting Edge: A Guide to Contemporary Movements (Skira Paperbacks)

 

"The concept of the beautiful has undergone profound changes during the last half of the twentieth century, as has our way of considering everything that is called art. We need a new key to help us "know how to see" so that we can stay attuned to what is going on in the contemporary world of art where new aesthetic styles are appearing and being challenged one after the other." "This book by Lea Vergine, which discusses seventeen different art movements in separate chapters, offers, within the panorama of contemporary art criticism books, a blend between a handy art-history manual and an assessment of a cultural adventure that has passed through and overturned the parameters of taste of the last forty years. The clear and incisive writing style guides the reader, student or specialist, whatever his or her specific interests and curiosities, like an essential travel kit for understanding today's reality, grasping its raison d'etre, and above all, plunging into its multiple mutations."

 

About the Author:

Lea Vergine is a critic and the author of numerous publications about contemporary art, among which: Il corpo come linguaggio, Prearo, Milan 1974; Attraverso l'arte/Pratica politica, Arcana, Rome 1976; L'arte ritrovata, Rizzoli, Milan 1982; L'arte in gioco, Garzanti, Milan 1988; Gli ultimi eccentrici, Rizoli, Milan 1990; Body Art and Performance. The Body as a Language, Skira, Milan 2000.

She has curated many exhibitions including L'altra metà dell'avanguardia, Milan, Palazzo Reale; Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni; Stockholm, Kulturhuset (1980-81); L'ultima avanguardia, Milan, Palazzo Reale (1983-84); Geometrie dionisiache, Milan, Rotonda della Besana (1988); Quando i rifiuti diventano arte/Trash, Museums of Trento and Rovereto (1997-98). In 1990, she was a commissioner for the Venice Biennale. In 1991, she organized the conference Arte: utopia o regressione? in San Marino, and in 1996 the conference La scena del rischio at the Galleria Civica in Turnin.

She writes for Il Manifesto and for Corriere della Sera.

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Rp. 200.000

Eric Hoeprich

The Clarinet (Yale Musical Instrument Series)

 

The clarinet has a long and rich history as a solo, orchestral, and chamber musical instrument. In this broad-ranging account Eric Hoeprich, a performer, teacher, and expert on historical clarinets, explores its development, repertoire, and performance history.

Looking at the antecedents of the clarinet, as well as such related instruments as the chalumeau, basset horn, alto clarinet, and bass clarinet, Hoeprich explains the use and development of the instrument in the Baroque age. The period from the late 1700s to Beethoven's early years is shown to have fostered ever wider distribution and use of the instrument, and a repertoire of increasing richness. The first half of the nineteenth century, a golden age for the clarinet, brought innovation in construction and great virtuosity in performance, while the following century and a half produced a surge in new works from many composers. The author also devotes a chapter to the role of the clarinet in bands, folk music, and jazz.

 

About the Author

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Rp. 210.000

Stephen Cottrell

The Saxophone (Yale Musical Instrument Series)

 

In the first fully comprehensive study of one of the world’s most iconic musical instruments, Stephen Cottrell examines the saxophone’s various social, historical, and cultural trajectories, and illustrates how and why this instrument, with its idiosyncratic shape and sound, became important for so many different music-makers around the world.

After considering what led inventor Adolphe Sax to develop this new musical wind instrument, Cottrell explores changes in saxophone design since the 1840s before examining the instrument's role in a variety of contexts: in the military bands that contributed so much to the saxophone's global dissemination during the nineteenth century; as part of the rapid expansion of American popular music around the turn of the twentieth century; in classical and contemporary art music; in world and popular music; and, of course, in jazz, a musical style with which the saxophone has become closely identified.

 

About the Author

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Rp. 210.000

James B. Kopp

The Bassoon (Yale Musical Instrument Series)

 

This welcome volume encompasses the entire history of the bassoon, from its origins five centuries ago to its place in twenty-first-century music. James Kopp draws on new archival research and many years’ experience playing the instrument to provide an up-to-date and lively portrait of today’s bassoon and its intriguing predecessors. He discusses the bassoon’s makers, its players, its repertory, its myths, and its audiences, all in unprecedented detail.

 

The bassoon was invented in Italy in response to the need for a bass-register double-reed woodwind suitable for processionals and marching. Composers were quick to exploit its agility and unique timbre. Later, during the reign of Louis XIV, the instrument underwent a major redesign, giving voice to its tenor register. In the early 1800s new scientific precepts propelled a wave of invention and design modifications. In the twentieth century, the multiplicity of competing bassoon designs narrowed to a German (or Heckel) type and a French type, the latter now nearly extinct. The author examines the acoustical consequences of these various redesigns. He also offers new coverage of the bassoon’s social history, including its roles in the military and church and its global use during the European Colonial period. Separate historical chapters devoted to contrabassoons and smaller bassoons complete the volume.

 

About the Author

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Rp. 210.000

Elisabeth Couturier

Talk About Contemporary Photography

 

From photography's role in society, such as photojournalism and fashion photography, to more traditional and purely artistic shots, this book explores all aspects of contemporary photography--photographers' obsessions, unusual formats, differing methods, and the vast range of genres depicted. This densely illustrated title makes it easy for the novice photography enthusiast to recognize different styles and place them in clear historical context, assimilate the essential technical vocabulary, and identify thirty key artists and their works.

From the still life to Japanese eroticism, portraits to cityscapes, the diverse schools and forms of photography around the world are put into focus, and chronologies of technical innovations and major dates enable readers to understand how and why our relationship with the photograph has developed since the 1960s.

This accessible guide charts the evolution of contemporary photography from the 1960s to the present.

From the refined elegance of fashion photography, to the frantic pace of photojournalism, to more traditional and purely artistic shots, photography undeniably permeates every aspect of our modern society.

The wide availability of camera equipment means that just about anyone can now class themselves among the ranks of amateur photographers snapping away the world over.

This engaging survey by from Elisabeth Couturier offers a fascinating insight into photography’s recent evolution, charting our changing relationship with the image over the past half century. A vast range of genres, techniques and practices are explained and illustrated, providing the basis for a deeper understanding of contemporary photography’s role in society.

A chronology of major dates and exhibitions makes it easy to understand how and why our relationship with photography has developed, while the portraits of thirty great contemporary photographers, such as Annie Leibovitz and Hiroshi Sugimoto, offer a fascinating insight into the techniques of those at the vanguard of this very technical art form.

From the still life to Japanese eroticism, portraits to cityscapes, the diverse schools and forms of photography are here brought beautifully into focus, and a glossary of key terms ensures that the novice photo enthusiast can assimilate the essential technical vocabulary. Vibrant, didactic, and fun, Talk About Photography is a must-have for every enthusiast or convert.

About the Author

Elisabeth Couturier, journalist and art critic, is the editorial director of the Talk About collection. She is also the author of Talk About Design (Flammarion, 2010).

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Rp. 189.000

Andrew Selby

Animation

 

From scriptwriting through to production, this introduction to animation for students surveys key technical processes and examines a variety of stylistic approaches. The book includes visual examples from key animators and illustrated features on how to create exciting animation for a variety of audiences.

It begins with history and context, and quickly moves on to more practical aspects of the craft. Box features outline practical information and visual examples of different animators' work and working processes teach how to create exciting animation for any audience. A final chapter on job roles shows how students can get on in animation.

This book is a vital resource for anyone who intends to make animation a part of their career.

 

About the Author

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Rp. 270.000

Josep Maria Minguet (Editor)

Only Graphic Design: Influence on the Visual Design (English and Spanish Edition)

 

Graphic design has become an essential component of brand identity. Good design can convey virtually any message and engage any audience. This superbly illustrated volume showcases the latest trends and innovations in graphic design, across a wide range of disciplines - from stationary design to typography, and from event promotion to corporate branding.

The corporate image is one of the essential factors within different organizations, and do not always is taken with the care it deserves. This book focuses on the importance to business decision, as the use of typography and images to create original references. Cases such as Apple, Coca-Cola, Louis Vuitton, Vueling, Vogue and many others, illustrate perfectly this work to identify the brand with the product.

In this book we see the latest trends of the visual identity of hotels, stationery, packaging, the infl uence of promotions, events, etc.

 

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Rp. 380.000

Nuraini Juliastuti, Yuli Andari Merdikaningtyas

Editor: Farah Wardani, dkk.

Folders : 10 Tahun Dokumentasi Yayasan Seni Cemeti = 10 Years of Documentation Work by Cemeti Art Foundation

 

Penelitian tentang sepuluh tahun perjalanan pusat dokumentasi Yayasan Seni Cemeti

1, Pemetaaan dan analisa pola menejemen internal pusat dokumentasi YSC.

2. Pemetakkan dan analisa isu isu seni visual dalam bahan pustaka

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This book provides a record of the development of the Cemeti Art Foundation (Yasasan Seni Cemeti/YSC) over the past 10 years. As said by Agung Kurniawan, Head of IVAA/YSC Board Member, 'The challenges changes during the 10 years journey. We started by being busy collecting books in the 90s and now we're faced with the challenge of processing the collected data. A shift of work from being passive to being active. All in all there are major changes along the way, but one thing stays, we believe that data is the start of everything, and it is this believe that keeps us alive.' With introduction by Agung Kurniawan, prologue by Nuraini Juliastuti and Yuli Andari Merdikaningtyas. Please note that the aritcles listed below are written by Nuraini Juliastuti unless otherwise stated.

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Rp. 85.000
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